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Very early on the Mormons: "...those deluded beings..."



Item # 657361

April 27, 1831

HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE, Northampton, Mass., April 27, 1831  The earliest Mormon report we've found in a popular newspaper title is the July 16, 1831 issue of "Niles Weekly Register" which we are currently offering for $370.
This issue pre-dates that report by 2 1/2 months.
Page 3 has an interesting report headed: "The Mormon Delusion". Portions include: "...noticed...in your paper a brief account of a sect or gang, who in this vicinity are called Mormonites...resume there are not less than 5 or 600 of these deluded beings in the towns north and west of this...There are many who were once respectable and intelligent who are now following these wretched impostors--these pretended prophets. Joseph Smith, Jr., author of the new revelation, is now head man in the big family..." with much more.
Four pages, very nice condition.

Item from Catalog 285 (released for August, 2019)...

Category: Pre-Civil War

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