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Mormonism & polygamy debate in 1870.......



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July 3, 1870

THE NEW YORK HERALD, July 3, 1870

* Mormonism - polygamy ? - Mormons
* Orson Pratt-John Philip Newman debate


The top of page 8 has one column headings: "THE MORMON QUESTION" "Dr. Newman's Rejoinder to Mr. Pratt's Reply" "Polygamy Proved to be a Violation of the Divine Command" and more. (see) Text takes up over 5 full columns.
Other news of the day. Complete with all 12 pages, some spine wear, a few small margin tears, generally in good condition.

Source: Robert Duane Hatch: The colorful history of Mormon polygamy has many interesting stories to tell, and one of the most interesting is that of Rev. Dr. J. P. Newman's debate with the Mormon Apostle Orson Pratt on "Does the Bible Sanction Polygamy?" This debate was held at the New Tabernacle in Salt Lake City, Utah. Newman was the Chaplain of the United States Senate and one of the foremost preachers of Washington, D.C. His appearance in Salt Lake City to debate the question of polygamy was a national topic. Probably never before, nor since, has so much been said in such a short time by non-Mormon presses on a question respecting Mormonism. And never before, as far as the author has been able to discover, has a chaplain of the Senate engaged in a public debate of such wide-spread interest.

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