Mormon Issues

In addition to the issues shown below, we have many 19th century issues from Salt Lake City which are not available on our website.  If interested, please be in touch.

Mormon Issues

In addition to the issues shown below, we have many 19th century issues from Salt Lake City which are not available on our website.  If interested, please be in touch.
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657362

Obvious bias against the Mormons: a very early report...

Item #657362

June 01, 1831

HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE, Northampton, Mass., June 1, 1831 



* Among the earliest of reports to be had

* re. "Book of Mormon" (bible)

* Latter Day Saints movement




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 1 1/2 m... See More  

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$415.00
644905

Formation of the Mormon Church...

Item #644905

July 16, 1831

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 16, 1831 



* Formation of the Mormon Church

* Historic issue




Inside has a fine and very early account of the formation of the Mormon church, headed: "Mormonism". The bias against the Mormons is revealed in the report, which includes: "...certain knaves, pretending to have some holy writings hidden under a stone in Ontari
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667086

Formation of the Mormon Church...

Item #667086

July 16, 1831

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 16, 1831 Page 17 has a fine and very early account of the formation of the Mormon church, headed: "Mormonism".

The bias against the Mormons is revealed in the report, which includes: "...certain knaves, pretending to have some holy writings hidden under a stone in Ontario county...started a new religion! The leaders make bold pretensi
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637898

Very early Mormon report...

Item #637898

September 08, 1832

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 8, 1832  Within this issue is a rather brief article with a small head: "Mormonism", the full report reading: "Two preachers of this sect have lately visited Boston, and soon made 15 converts to their strange doctrines--some of whom are respectable persons--5 also had joined at Lynn. Certain of these converts have cast considerable s... See More  

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643368

Very early Mormon report...

Item #643368

September 08, 1832

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 8, 1832  Within this issue is a rather brief article with a small head: "Mormonism", the full report reading: "Two preachers of this sect have lately visited Boston, and soon made 15 converts to their strange doctrines--some of whom are respectable persons--5 also had joined at Lynn. Certain of these converts have cast considerable s... See More  

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666628

Very early on the Mormons...

Item #666628

November 02, 1833

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 2, 1833  Page 3 has a small but very early article concerning the Mormons, with a small heading: "The Mormonites' which notes in part: "There is no religion, or rather form of religion--no creed or system of politics, that will not find its advocates...nearly the whole of a Freewill Baptist Church...with their pastor have gone over ... See More  

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657660

The Mormons... LaFayette...

Item #657660

July 26, 1834

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, July 26, 1834    The front page has an item concerning the memory of LaFayette, who recently died, plus there are two letters on an inside page each signed by: George LaFayette, concerning the death of the general. 

One Mormon report includes: "The report of a battle with the Mormons in Jackson county Missouri, was not true...well ar... See More  

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648469

One of the earliest newspaper mentions of Lincoln to be had...

Item #648469

August 12, 1837

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Aug. 12, 1837



* Very early mention of Abraham Lincoln

* Early Mormon & Joseph Smith mention




An inside page has a report headed "Illinois" being an account of activities in the state legislature, with an inconspicuous--yet very significant--listing of "Lincoln" in the "negative" column of those who voted on a specific r... See More  

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664975

More on "Mormon difficulties"...

Item #664975

October 13, 1838

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 13, 1838  An inside page has: "The Mormon Difficulties" which takes a bit over a full column, and begins: "The true secret of the excitement against the Mormons, it is shrewdly suspected, lies in the desire to keep them off some of the fine lands in Carroll, Davies, and the counties adjoining Caldwell. They have settled some rich fa... See More  

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664976

The Mormon War...

Item #664976

November 17, 1838

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Washington City, Nov. 17, 1838 



* The Mormon War

* Northwestern Missouri




The front page has a very nice item headed: "The Mormon War" portions of which include: "...from the scene of the Mormon difficulties. A meeting of the citizens of Fayette was called...to hear the accounts just brought of 'the most barbarous atrocities'.
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657688

Who is to pay for the Mormon War?

Item #657688

January 05, 1839

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 5, 1839  Page 2 has a report from the Missouri legislature which includes "...governor has made a statement of the expenses of the Mormon war...and suggests that the United States are liable for it. The governor's position is that the Mormon movement was an insurrection & that the national government is bound to suppress insurrecti
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656727

Dealing with the Mormon troubles in Missouri...

Item #656727

February 02, 1839

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Feb. 2, 1839 



* Missouri Mormon Troubles



Inside has an article headed: "The Mormon Affair" which includes: "...the senate passed on the 3rd upon the joint resolutions of the Mo. Legislature, 'The first resolution'...declares that it is inexpedient at this time to prosecute the investigation into the cause of th
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667272

Early Ulysses S. Grant well before he was famous... Assaults upon the Mormons...

Item #667272

July 20, 1839

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, July 20, 1839  A fascinating and extremely early mention of Ulysses S. Grant, as the front page contains a "...list of cadets admitted into the institution in June last:..." and what follows are those admitted from each of the states amongst including: "Ohio--Robert Hazlett, Ulysses S. Grant, Wm. F. Raynolds...".

Grant would gr
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666390

Early Ulysses S. Grant well before he was famous... Assaults upon the Mormons...

Item #666390

July 20, 1839

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, July 20, 1839 



* Very early Ulysses S. Grant

* West Point cadet admission




A fascinating and extremely early mention of Ulysses S. Grant, as the front page contains a "...list of cadets admitted into the institution in June last:..." and what follows is those admitted from each of the states amongst which is: "Ohio--Robert
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657696

The Mormon war ends... Mormons to dissolve the church?...

Item #657696

October 26, 1844

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Maryland, Oct. 26, 1844 

Over a full column is taken up with a report with a small head: "Illinois. The Mormon war" which is mostly taken up with a letter which begins: "The war is ended and the troops are en route for home. This day the Governor held a treaty with the individuals against whom writs had been issued for being engaged in ... See More  

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666781

Terrific account of the Taos Revolt... Mormons heading to California...

Item #666781

March 19, 1847

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 19, 1847 



* Taos Revolt - New Mexico

* Mexican-American War

* Mormons emigrating to California




Page 3 has over 1 1/2 columns taken up with a wealth of detailed reporting on what is known as the Taos Revolt, an insurrection against the Americans for their occupation of Northern New Mexico. The governor, among others, was murdered.

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657822

Jewish women... The Mormons...

Item #657822

October 14, 1847

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 14, 1847  Page 2 has an interesting article: "Curious Question Raised" which begins: "The right of females to assist vocally at the consecration of a synagogue appears to have been recently a subject of controversy..." with more. Also on pg. 2 is: "Present to Jenny Lind", the singing sensation from Sweden.

Pag... See More  

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648547

Two terrific letters from the early days of the California Gold Rush...

Item #648547

September 28, 1848

THE NATIONAL ERA, Washington, D.C., Sept. 28, 1848 



* California gold rush 

* Early - pre-49ers




Page 3 has a lengthy article: "The Gold Region of California" which is from the very early period of the Gold Rush. It is mostly taken up with two letters from the gold fields, introduced with: "It would seem from late accounts that California is afflicted with some rich ... See More  

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670665

Mormon Temple in ruins... Slavery in California?

Item #670665

October 28, 1848

BURRITT'S CHRISTIAN CITIZEN, Worcester, Mass., Oct. 28, 1848  



* Nauvoo Temple fire disaster - Illinois

* Mormons - Mormonism

* Slavery in California ?

* Uncommon publication




Page 3 has a brief report: "The Mormon Temple In Ruins" mentioning in part: "This magnificent temple was observed to be on fire in the cupola this morning...The flames spread rapidly and ... See More  

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668216

Great issue on the Mormons forming a government in Utah...

Item #668216

October 09, 1849

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Oct. 9, 1849  A great issue concerning Mormon history has page 3 has a nearly full column article headed: "State Of Deseret" with much on their efforts to gain statehood from the U.S. government. Included are various items in their proposed Constitution which they will submit. The name of the state is to be Deseret.

A wealth of fine,
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602541

Report on the Mormon colony in Utah...

Item #602541

January 08, 1850

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Jan. 8, 1850 



* Mormons - Mormonism

* Early Salt Lake City, Utah




The front page has: "From The Valley Of Salt Lake" which is an early report on the Mormons at their new home. Bits include: "...states that the Mormon colony at the Valley of the Salt Lake was in a prosperous and happy condition. The crops had been abundant...The Mo... See More  

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671501

Rare & early print of the Nauvoo Temple.

Item #671501

December 11, 1852

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Dec. 11, 1852  The front page features a rare and early print captioned: "The Mormon Temple At Nauvoo" with just a bit of descriptive text as well.

Quite rare to find any illustrations of Mormon-related places or people in pre-Civil War newspapers.

Four pages, large folio size, 3 folds with creases, mild margin wear, generally good condition. F... See More  

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665893

Anecdote on Joseph Smith and a Biblical interpretation...

Item #665893

January 31, 1854

DAILY OHIO STATESMAN, Columbus, Jan. 31, 1854  Page 2 includes: "Mormon Interpretation" which is a curious anecdote of Mormon leader Joseph Smith concerning his interpretation of the "turn the other cheek" passage in the Bible.

Four pages, very nice condition.

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661552

Print of the Mormon city of Nauvoo...

Item #661552

July 22, 1854

GLEASON'S PICTORIAL, Boston, July 22, 1854



* Nauvoo, Hancock County, Illinois view

* The Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

* Mormons - Mormonism         
                               &n... See More  

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597657

Great view of Utica, New York... Utah & Oregon...

Item #597657

June 02, 1855

BALLOU'S PICTORIAL, Boston, June 2, 1855  The front page as a nice graphic which is representative of "New Hampshire" as well as an article on it as well (see). Prints inside include: "View of Constantinople as seen from the Harbor" "View Iin Calcutta, East Indies" "Falls of Lewis Fork, Oregon" "Pyramid Lake, in Utah Territory", two scenes... See More  

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613593

Great view of Utica, New York... Utah & Oregon...

Item #613593

June 02, 1855

BALLOU'S PICTORIAL, Boston, June 2, 1855  The front page as a nice graphic which is representative of "New Hampshire" as well as an article on it as well (see). Prints inside include: "View of Constantinople as seen from the Harbor" "View In Calcutta, East Indies" "Falls of Lewis Fork, Oregon" "Pyramid Lake, in Utah Territory", two scenes ... See More  

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671359

Very early print of Salt Lake City...

Item #671359

October 06, 1855

SATURDAY EVENING POST, Philadelphia, Oct. 6, 1855 



* Rare Salt Lake City, Utah view print

* Mormons - Mormonism headquarters




The feature print on the front page is a very early scene of: "Great Salt Lake City" with related text beginning: "The Mormon head-quarters is situated near the east bank of the Jordan River which connects Great Salt Lake with Utah Lake..." w... See More  

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642905

Very first issue of Leslie's Illustrated...

Item #642905

December 15, 1855

FRANK LESLIE'S ILLUSTRATED, New York, Dec. 15, 1855 



* Volume 1 - Number 1 issue



This is the very first issue, volume one, number one, of what would become the first truly successful illustrated newspaper in America, predating even the famous Harper's Weekly by more than a year. Following on the heels of the Gleason's/Ballou's publication which lasted about 10 years, Les... See More  

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666645

Brigham Young is the law of the land...

Item #666645

April 01, 1857

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., April 1, 1857 



* Mormons - Mormonism

* Governor Brigham Young

* Utah Terrirtory law




The top of page 3 has a report headed: "From Utah" which tells of the rule of law in the Utah Territory.

A portion notes: "...It seems to be a settled fact that the laws of Congress cannot be carried out or put in force in this Territory;... See More  

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172042

Mormons...

Item #172042

April 25, 1857

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, April 25, 1857  Most of the front page is taken up with an article: 'The Mormons'. Inside contains several illustrations of Chinese entitled "Some Celestial Paradoxes". Several illustrations on: "A Ranger's Life In Nicaragua" and two on carrier pigeons. This is a volume one issue, with smaller illustrations than found in later iss... See More  

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666796

Brigham Young and the Mormons...

Item #666796

May 21, 1857

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., May 21, 1857  Page 3 has an article: "Utah Territory" which mentions in part: "A part of 16 persons arrived at St. Louis...from Salt Lake City...a large number of missionaries to be dispatched to all parts of the world. Brigham Young was planning an excursion of exploration & pleasure to one of the Mormon settlements on Salmon... See More  

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666797

The Mormons will fight to the death...

Item #666797

June 06, 1857

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., June 6, 1857 



* Mormons - Mormonism

* Utah War - resist government




Page 3 has a report headed: "From The Mormon Country" which includes in part: "...The Mormons express themselves determined to resist to the death every attempt of the general government to establish any authority in Utah...They had a code of laws made by t... See More  

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666798

Latest news from the Mormon country...

Item #666798

June 08, 1857

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., June 8, 1857  Page 3 has Mormon content headed: "Additional From Utah" which notes in part: "...in company with a large number of 'Gentiles' who found the Mormon country had become too hot  to hold them any longer..." with some items on the travels of Brigham Young (see).

Four pages, nice condition. The folder s... See More  

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666799

Potential troubles in Mormon country...

Item #666799

June 25, 1857

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., June 25, 1857 



* Utah War - Expedition - Campaign

* Alfred Cumming and Brigham Young




Page 3 has a report headed: "Utah" which mentions in part: "...announcing that Col. Cumming...has been appointed Governor of Utah...difficulties to be encountered in Utah are more numerous & complicated...Among them may be incidentally ... See More  

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172060

Louisville, Kentucky... Jamestown prints...

Item #172060

June 27, 1857

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, June 27, 1857  Front page includes "Travel Notes in Bible Lands" an illustration of 'Bethany' in Palestine. Inside has a nice & quite early quarter-page view of the 'City of Louisville, Kentucky'. Quarter page: 'St. Luke's Home for Indigent Females'.

"The Jamestown Celebration" Jamestown, Virginia (Jamestown S... See More  

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172062

Cincinnati and St. Louis...

Item #172062

July 04, 1857

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 4, 1857  The front page features an article 'Travel Noted In Bible Lands' with a half page illustration 'Keeping the Fourth on Holy Ground'.  Inside contains an illustration of the: 'Henry Clay Column to be Raised at Lexington, Kentucky.' An article on 'How To Spend The Fourth' with several small illustrations. Nice one-... See More  

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172064

Brigham Young... San Francisco... Mormon Temple...

Item #172064

July 11, 1857

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, July 11, 1857  Front page shows: "Camp of the Pilgrims to the Jordan" and a half page: "Valley of the Jordan and Dead Sea" with a related article: "Travel Notes in Bible Lands". Small print of: "John P. Durbin, D.D." Nice two-thirds page print: "The City of San Francisco, California".

Nice article: "Salt La... See More  

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172084

Brigham Young... Malay pirates...

Item #172084

September 19, 1857

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, September 19, 1857  The front page "Travel Notes in Bible Lands" features close to half page illustration 'View of Nazareth' and a smaller illustration entitled 'Shrine of the Annunciation'. "The Candidates for the Governorship of Pennsylvania" features the illustrations of 'Hon. Isaac Hazlehurst', "Hon. David Wil... See More  

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661545

An escape from Mormondom... Sinking of the steamship "Central America"...

Item #661545

September 26, 1857

THE NEW YORK Tribune, Sept. 26, 1857 This is a great issue on coverage of the sinking of the steamship "Central America", in the news in recent years due to its discovery and the finding of millions of dollars in gold coins. 

Also within: "An Escape From Salt Lake" which is an interesting letter beginning: "I guess you are anxious to know the reason why I left Salt L... See More  

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657912

End of a Mormon publication...

Item #657912

October 08, 1857

THE CIRCULAR, Oneida, New York, Oct. 8, 1857  This is an uncommon periodical published by the Oneida Community, a Utopian commune founded by John Humphrey Noyes in 1848 in Oneida. The community believed that Jesus Christ had already returned in the year 70, making it possible for them to bring about Christ's millennial kingdom themselves, and be free of sin and perfect in this world, not ... See More  

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172090

Financial panic on Wall Street... Brigham Young...

Item #172090

October 10, 1857

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, October 10, 1857  Front page features an article: "A Panic in Wall Street" plus a cartoonish illustration captioned: "The Panic in Wall Street". 'Travel Notes in Bible Lands' features two scenes in Damascus. 'The Woman-Artist' article also features a small illustration of 'Madame Rosa Bonheur' as well as 'A Rough S... See More  

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551084

Charles Dickens... Five issue set...

Item #551084

October 31, 1857

Harper's Weekly set of 5 issues, dated weekly from October 31, 1857 through November 28, 1857, all featuring a serialized portion of "The Lazy Tour Of The Two Idle Apprentices", by Charles Dickens.  This is a great way to purchase the entire series, all five issues, for more than 20% off the single issue price.  The issues are individually described as follows:



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655297

Brigham Young's Proclamation of martial law throughout Utah...

Item #655297

November 20, 1857

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 20, 1857 



* Mormons - Mormonism

* Governor Brigham Young

* Proclamation of martial law

* Utah War delcaration




Page 3 contains one of the more historic documents in Mormon history, with the report headed: "The Mormon Treason" which is primarily occupied by the: "Proclamation By The Governor" which is signed in ty... See More  

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655872

Much fine text on the Mormon War...

Item #655872

November 21, 1857

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 21, 1857  Page 2 has a column headed: "The Mormon War" which is a very detailed letter from: "Col. Alexander to the Adj. 

General" Johnston, followed by Johnston letter of reply. Some great content on the Mormon War.

More on page 3 with: "Mormon and Indian Alliance - 20,000 Indians Ready to take the Field Aga... See More  

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636094

Charles Dickens... Dr. Livingstone... Brigham Young...

Item #636094

November 28, 1857

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 28, 1857   The front page article: 'Dr. Livingstone's Discoveries in Africa' includes a nice nearly half-page illustration of the famous 'The Victoria Falls of the Leeambye or Zambesi River, Called by the Natives Mosyoatunyo (Smoke-Sounding)'.

A text article: "The Mormon War" which is dealing with the quarrel over hos... See More  

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172104

Charles Dickens... Dr. Livingstone... Brigham Young...

Item #172104

November 28, 1857

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, November 28, 1857  The front page article: 'Dr. Livingstone's Discoveries in Africa' includes a nice nearly half-page illustration of the famous 'The Victoria Falls of the Leeambye or Zambesi River, Called by the Natives Mosyoatunyo (Smoke-Sounding)'.

A text article "The Mormon War" which is dealing with the quarrel over hostility ... See More  

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655321

Buchanan's 1857 state-of-the-union address to the nation...

Item #655321

December 09, 1857

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 9, 1857 



* President James Buchanan

* State of the Union Address

* Best title to be had - rare a such




A portion of the front page and most of page 2 are taken up with: "The President's Message" which was the annual state-of-the-union address of the President to the nation, signed in type at its conclusion: James Buchan... See More  

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172112

Early Santa... The Mormon War...

Item #172112

December 26, 1857

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, December 26, 1857  Nice front page illustration and article on: 'The Hon. Stephen A. Douglas'. A two page story entitled: 'The Wonders of Santa Claus' includes eight illustrations, four of which show Santa Claus. Very early illustration of Santa.

Also included is text coverage of" "The Mormon War". "American Homes in New York... See More  

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172118

Early portrait of Jefferson Davis...

Item #172118

January 09, 1858

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, January 9, 1858  The front page has a very nice and somewhat large illustration of Jefferson Davis, with the remainder of the front page being a lengthy biography of him. Nice item on him before he would be thrust into much greater prominence during the Civil War.

Text article entitled "The Rights and Wrongs of Filibusterism" which references William ... See More  

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595258

Latest from the Mormon country...

Item #595258

February 02, 1858

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Feb. 2, 1858  Page 3 has: "Latest News From Utah" which  is a report from Camp Scott noting: "...all hands engaged making comfortable for the winter...Plenty of good grass and buffalo very fat...Mormons continuing to fortify between army and Salt Lake..." & more (see).

Four pages, great condition.

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