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The Mormons on the move: a very early report... Death of President Monroe...
Item # 657363
July 13, 1831
HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE, Northampton, Mass., July 13, 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 3 days.
The middle of page 2 has a report headed: "The Mormonites" which includes in part: "This infatuated people are again in motion...Their destination is some indefinite spot on the Missouri river...About 80 of them have recently been ordained...They still persist in their power to work miracles...though we are still of opinion that the leaders of this faction are as gross imposters as was Jemima Wilkinson, yet we have no doubt the great body of their followers are sincere and honest."
Page 3 begins with a nice report headed: "Death of the Late President Monroe" noting he also died on the 4th of July (as did Jefferson and Adams just 5 years earlier.
Four pages, some damp staining near the margins, good condition.
Category: Pre-Civil War