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Telling of the cruelty forced upon the Mormons...



Item # 647786

July 6, 1839

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, July 6, 1839   Pages 2 and 3 have an article with a small head: "Mormon Meeting" with portions including: "...gave a statement of the early settlement of the Mormons in Missouri, & a history of their persecution...They were ruthlessly driven from their homes, their property destroyed...The men were in many instances cruelly murdered...To cap the climax, the villains plundered the dead bodies of their clothes, etc....resolutions passed condemning the conduce of the executive of Missouri...prepare a statement of the treatment received by this distressed people..." and more (see photos).

Sixteen pages, 8 1/4 by 12 inches, very good condition.

This newspaper began in 1811 and was a prime source for national political news of the first half of the 19th century. As noted in Wikipedia, this title: "...(was) one of the most widely-circulated magazines in the United States...Devoted primarily to politics...considered an important source for the history of the period."

Category: Pre-Civil War

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