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Last firing squad execution in the U.S...

Item #701800

June 19, 2010

LOS ANGELES TIMES, June 19, 2010

* Ronnie Lee Gardner execution

* Last by firing squad in America

* Mormons - Mormonism

Page 12 has a heading announcing: "Murderer is executed by firing squad" with subhead and two related photos. (see images)

Complete with all section (80+ pages), nice condition.

wikipedia notes: News media arrived from around the world and raised the issue ... See More  

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Mormon state in New Mexico ?......

Item #701072

April 27, 1876

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Missouri, April 27, 1876

* Mormons - Mormonism

* Emigration to New Mexico

This uncommon Midwestern title has news of the day with many advertisements. Page 4 has an editorial headed: "A Mormon State" See images for text here.

This issue is not fragile as newsprint back then was made of cotton and linen rags, allowing them to remain very pliable and easy... See More  

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The Mormons have abandoned Salt Lake City...

Item #701071

July 15, 1858

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 15, 1858 

* Brigham Young - Mormons - Mormonism

* Salt Lake City evacuated - Utah War ending

Page 3 has: "The Latest From Utah--The Mormons Abandoning Salt Lake" which notes in part: "...Young and the rest of the Mormons...had evacuated the city and gone south to Provo. The city looked almost completely deserted. Peace... See More  

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End of "The Mormon" publication in 1857...

Item #700971

October 08, 1857

THE CIRCULAR, Oneida, New York, Oct. 8, 1857 

* Brigham Young sermon on Women & provisions

* The Mormon (newspaper) ends publication

* Mormons - Mormonism - 1855-1857

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, maki... See More  

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Detroit race riots.... Rudger Clawson death...

Item #700436

June 22, 1943

THE NEW YORK TIMES, June 22, 1943

* Rudger Clawson death

* Mormons - Mormonism

* Detroit race riot of 1943

* World War II - WWII

* African Americans taking jobs

The top of the front page has a three column headline: "23 DEAD IN DETROIT RIOTING; FEDERAL TROOPS ENTER CITY ON THE ORDERS OF ROOSEVELT" with subheads. Coverage continues inside with related pictorial. The top of page ... See More  

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1872 Mormons to Jerusalem ?...

Item #700195

November 07, 1872


* Mormons - Mormonism

* Brigham Young's Apostles

* To immigrate to Jerusalem ?

Page 4 has an interesting article with a one column heading: "Mormons Bound For Jerusalem" with subhead. (see images)

Complete with all 12 pages, a little irregular along the spine, generally nice.

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Mormonism - Disgusted 'Saints'... Emma Cunningham & the Burdell murder...

Item #700017

August 05, 1857


* Emma Cunningham

* Dr. Harvey Burdell

* Murder case

Page 2 has: "Mormonism--Disgusted 'Saints' ". The report begins: "We have another arrival from Mormondom. An emigrant train, containing a large number of women & children...has just reached this city after a wearisome journey of 60 days...The members of this company... See More  

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The Mormons vs. the U.S. Army...

Item #699168

July 24, 1858

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., July 24, 1858 

* Gen. Albert S. Johnston

* Utah War expedition ending

Page 3 has: "News From Salt Lake City" which notes in part: "...Gen. Johnston was entering the city. The Mormons were still at Provo...Communication between the Peace Commissioners and Brigham Young was kept up daily...The Mormons would not rent their hou... See More  

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Mormon periodical from Denmark...

Item #699167

December 15, 1875

SKANDINAVIENS STJERNE, "Organ for de Sidste-Dages Hellige", Copenhagen, Denmark, Dec. 15, 1875  The subtitle above translates to: "Organ for the Body of Latter-Day Saints", meaning this is a quite rare Mormon periodical for the Mormon community in Denmark.

American Mormon missionaries were sent to Denmark in 1850 and made significant inroads in converting many Scandinavia... See More  

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Longest continuously published Mormon periodical...

Item #699166

August 01, 1892

THE LATTER DAY SAINTS' MILLENNIAL STAR, Liverpool, England, Aug. 1, 1892 

* One of the oldest Mormon periodicals

This periodical, typically shortened to "Millennial Star", was the longest continuously published periodical of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, being printed from 1840 until 1970.

During its 130-year history the Millennial Star varied from bein... See More  

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Apostle Wilford Woodruff's Sermon - Salt Lake City pre-Utah Statehood 1882 Newspaper...

Item #699039

December 18, 1882

DESERET EVENING NEWS, Salt Lake City, (Utah Territory), June 10, 1882  

* Mormons - Mormonism

* Wilford Woodruff sermon

The front page has 4 1/2 columns dedicated to: "Discourse by Apostle Wilford Woodruff Delivered In The Tabernacle, May 14th, 1882". The topics include: "Liberty of Conscience", "Man Accountable to God", "The Fall of Adam an... See More  

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1904 Reed Smoot hearings... Mormons...

Item #698680

December 17, 1904

THE EVENING TRIBUNE, San Diego, Dec. 17, 1904

* Reed Smoot hearings 

* Mormons - polygamy

The front page has a two column heading: "MORMONS OBEY SMITH IN DEFIANCE OF COURT" with subhead. (see images) Surprisingly this issue is in good condition being from the "wood pulp" era. Very hard to find issues that are not totally fragile from this era in paper.

Complete wit... See More  

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The Mormon/Utah War... The Kansas problem...

Item #698406

December 29, 1857

THE NORWALK EXPERIMENT, Huron County, Ohio, Dec. 29, 1857

* The Mormon/Utah War

* Brigham Young's sermon of defiance

* Give the President a piece of his mind

The front page has the bold single column heading: "THE MORMONS WAR", with subheadings: "Their Prophet Defies the Powers that be, in the name of Israel's God!", and "The Priest and People cry Ame... See More  

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Attack by Mormon gang... The Great Chicago Fire of 1857...

Item #698403

October 27, 1857

THE NORWALK EXPERIMENT, Huron County, Ohio, Oct. 27, 1857

* Mormon gang attacks traveler (?)

* Brigham Young mentioned

* Great fire in Chicago

Page 2 has: "The Mormons", which is an article describing a letter from a W. P. Landon who tells of being attacked by a gang of Mormons in Salt Lake City, which necessitated his fleeing to Placerville, California, leaving his wife and chi... See More  

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1899 B. H. Roberts excluded from Congress...

Item #698253

December 10, 1899


* B. H. Brigham Henry Roberts

* Mormonism - Mormons leader

* Seat in U.S. Congress ? (polygamy)

The front page has a one column heading: "IT BECAME DRAMATIC" with subheads. (see images) More on page 4.

Complete with 28 pages, light toning, some margin wear, generally good. Should be handled with care.... See More  

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Brigham Young's Proclamation... The Great Eastern...

Item #698152

March 06, 1858

HARPER'S WEEKLY, New York, March 6, 1858  A full page illustration: 'Sleighing In Broadway' is very displayable. An article: "Skating, From a Lady's Point of View" features a half page illustration 'Skating In New England' and "Skating in the North of Europe'. "Hon. Henry Wilson, U.S. Senator of Massachusetts" is featured on the front page.... See More  

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William Hooper Young & the murder of Anna Pulitzer...

Item #698051

September 23, 1902

ALLEGANY COUNTY REPORTER, New York, Sept. 23, 1902 (2nd section)

* Searching for William Hooper Young

* Former Mormon elder & Grandson of Brigham Young

* Re: the murder of Anna Pulitzer

The front page has: "SEARCHING FOR YOUNG", with subheads: "Believed to Have Been Arrested in Derby, Conn.", "Man Resembling Young Found", and "Supposed Murderer Desper... See More  

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Buchanan's state-of-the-union address... Latest from the "Mormon country"...

Item #697950

December 28, 1859

NEW YORK TRIBUNE, Dec. 28, 1859  Page 3 has most of a column headed: "From The Mormon Country" datelined at "Great Salt Lake City" which provides a rather inclusive update on the events in Utah in recent months. Also on page 3: "The Purchase of Mount Vernon" by the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association, with the details. 

Over an entire page, spread on very ... See More  

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The Mormons' new home... Gold in California...

Item #697823

March 22, 1849

NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 22, 1849  

* California gold rush - 49ers

* Mormons at Salt Lake City

* Mormonism - emigration

Two-thirds of a column on page 3 is taken up with: "The Mormons" which notes in part: "...Seven thousand of them have found a resting place in the most remarkable spot on the American continent...to follow after a new Jerusalem ... See More  

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Mormon attack... Brigham Young on the Indians & U.S. forces...

Item #697822

November 17, 1857

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 17, 1857  This issue has multiple reports regarding the Mormon tensions of mid-late 1857. Page 2 begins with a full column article headed: "A Reply to Brigham Young" which kicks off with Young's detailed letter on how to handle the Indians, followed by the response of J.W. Denver, Commissioner of Indian Affairs. Both letters d... See More  

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Print of the Mormon city of Nauvoo...

Item #697683

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         
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Rare mention of the 'Mormon Battalion' during the Mexican War...

Item #697647

March 20, 1847

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, March 20, 1847  Near the top of an inside page has a brief yet notable report: "Letters received also state that Col. Cook and the Mormon battalion were 350 miles beyond Santa Fe. They were generally in good health and progressing slowly."

This is a very rare mention of the 'Mormon Battalion', which was the only religious unit in U.S... See More  

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Brigham Young proclaims martial law...

Item #697646

November 19, 1857

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Nov. 19, 1857 

* Mormons - Mormonism

* Governor Brigham Young

* Proclamation of martial law

* Utah War declaration

Page three has: "Important From The Utah Expedition" which includes official intelligence confirming the Mormon attack and burning of 78 of the government's wagons filled with military supplies. This event hap... See More  

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An April Fool's report on the abolishment of Nauvoo...

Item #697531

April 01, 1843

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, April 1, 1843  

* Mormons - Mormonism

* Nauvoo, Illinois

* Millerism - Millerite

The back page has what is apparently an "April Fools" report concocted by the normally staid editor, headed: "Nauvoo Abolished". It reports: "In the Illinois legislature...the senate repealed the law creating the Nauvoo legion, military cor... See More  

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

Item #697530

July 20, 1839

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, July 20, 1839 

* Very early Ulysses S. Grant

* West Point cadet admission

* Mormons in Nauvoo, Illinois

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 amo
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Indian dance illustration... Mormon illustration...

Item #697444

January 02, 1875

HARPER'S WEEKLY Jan. 2, 1875 The full fron page is a print: "Alone with the Dying Year" showing a small child in a snow storm.

Full page print: "Bringing Home the Fifth Wife--A Sketch in Mormondom" also includes a small article. Nice, tipped-in (no binding holes), doublepage centerfold: "Indian Sun Dance - Young Bucks Proving Their Endurance by Self-torture" with... See More  

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Report of the murder of Joseph Smith in a British magazine...

Item #697439

September 01, 1844

THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1844 

* Joseph & Hyrum Smith murders

* Mormons - Mormonism founder

* Carthage, Illinois jail

* Lynch mob killing

Near the back under "Foreign News" is a report from the "United States" noting: "Joseph and Hiram Smith, the Mormon prophets, were murdered in June last, at Carthage in Illinois, by a mob of 60 ... See More  

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On repealing the Mormon charter in Illinois...

Item #697399

December 28, 1844

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., Dec. 28, 1844 

* Mormons - Mormonism

* Charter for the City of Nauvoo, Illinois

Page 3 has a report with a small heading: "The Mormons" which reads more like an editorial than a news report, bits including: "The Illinois House...have referred a bill repealing the Mormon charters to the Judiciary...It ought never to have bee... See More  

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Mormons & Utah... The pros and cons of polygamy...

Item #696947

June 20, 1866

WORCESTER EVENING GAZETTE, Massachusetts, June 20, 1866  

* Mormons - Mormonism

* Salt Lake City, Utah

* Brigham Young - polygamy

The front page has a one column head: "Utah and the Mormons".

The article is over a full column in length and provides great details of the life-styles of Mormon life, including the pros and cons of polygamy; how some of the wives get along and o... See More  

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Quite uncommon Mormon publication...

Item #696883

September 01, 1881

THE CONTRIBUTOR, Salt Lake City, Utah, September, 1881

* Very rare publication

* Mormons - Mormonism

 This is an uncommon title from the Mormon press. It was an independent publication associated with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) between 1879 and 1896. A monthly periodical, it sought to represent the Young Men's and Young Ladies' Mutual Impr... See More  

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1877 death of Brigham Young...

Item #696641

August 30, 1877


* Brigham Young death (1st report)

* Mormons - Mormonism

The front page has a report headed: "The Death Of Brigham Young" which begins: "Brigham Young was attacked with cholera morbus on Thursday night...continued swelling until respiration was stopped. He was conscious, but only briefly answered questions during the lat forty-e... See More  

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Utah, pre-statehood...

Item #695599

December 18, 1872

DESERET EVENING NEWS, Salt Lake City, (Utah Territory), Dec. 18, 1872  

* Mormons - Mormonism

* Pre Statehood

Various news of the day from the capital of the Mormons, and from 24 years before Utah would become a state. A great wealth of ads as well.

Sixteen pages, 11 by 16 pages, just as it came off the press so never bound nor trimmed & folding out to one large sheet, great cond... See More  

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The Mormons... Three slave-related ads from this leading slave import city...

Item #695240

August 02, 1847

THE CHARLESTON COURIER, South Carolina, Aug. 2, 1847  In 14 years this city would be the hotbed for secession from the Union, not surprising given it was the largest American point of disembarkation for the trans-Atlantic slave trade.

Page 2 has a brief article: "The Rumored Mormon Rebellion" noting in part: "...The rumor...that the Mormons in California had mutinied, etc.,
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The California Gold Rush, and great on the creation of Salt Lake City...

Item #693470

October 13, 1849

THE WEEKLY CHRONOTYPE, Boston, Oct. 13, 1849  

* Mormons - Mormonism

* Salt Lake City, Utah creation

* California gold rush

The very last article on the front page is: "More Gold" noting in part: "...that Captain Joseph Welden has remitted to his family $3,000 in California gold...Capt. Welden sailed from this port for California in December...and since her arrival...h... See More  

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The Great Chicago Fire... Brigham Young arrested for polygamy...

Item #693239

October 12, 1871

NEW YORK HERALD, Oct. 12, 1871 

* The Great Chicago Fire disaster

* Brigham Young arrested for Polygamy

* Mormons - Mormonism

Page 3 begins with over a half column of heads on the Chicago Fire including: "CHICAGO" "Solacing the Afterpangs of the Sufferers by the Fire" "Ninety Bodies Already Found in the Ruins" "Martial Law In Chicago" "Exo... See More  

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The historic Clawson polygamy case...

Item #693116

October 16, 1884


* Rudger Clawson polygamy trial

* Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

* Mormons - Mormonism

Page 2 has: "A Polygamist on Trial" being a report from Salt Lake, Utah Territory,  on the rather famous case of Rudger Clawson.

Clawson was the first practicing polygamist to be convicted and serve a sentence after the passage of the Edmunds... See More  

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The historic Clawson polygamy case...

Item #693108

October 04, 1884


* Rudger Clawson polygamy trial

* Quorum of the Twelve Apostles

* Mormons - Mormonism

Page 3 has: "A Polygamist on Trial" being a report from Salt Lake City  on the rather famous case of Rudger Clawson.

Clawson was the first practicing polygamist to be convicted and serve a sentence after the passage of the Edmunds Act, a feder... See More  

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Mormons advised to leave Tennessee...

Item #693107

October 03, 1884


* Post Tennessee Mormons Cane Creek Massacre

Page 6 has: "Banished" "Mormon Families Driven Out of Tennessee" with bits including: "...in Lewis & Hickman Counties informing the Mormons that they must migrate or suffer the consequences...The time fixed for the threatened extermination of those who refuse to go expired ... See More  

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Frank James after his criminal career... Murder of Mormon missionaries...

Item #693098

September 07, 1884

ST. LOUIS GLOBE-DEMOCRAT, Sept. 7, 1884  Page 4 has an article: "FRANK JAMES" "The Peculiar Way in Which His Moberly Friends Reversed Themselves".

Frank James, was a bit of a novelty at the time. He was a Confederate soldier and guerrilla; in the post-Civil War period he was an outlaw. The older brother of outlaw Jesse James, Frank was also part of the James–Younger... See More  

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Converting to Mormonism...

Item #693029

May 25, 1874

NEW YORK TIMES, May 25, 1874  

* Leader Brigham Young era

* Converting to Mormonism - Mormons

Page 4 has: "Mormon Converts" which is a telegram from Salinas, California, noting in part: "... About two months ago two missionaries of Mormonism from Utah came to Long Valley...They met with such success in their labors...they have converted...all the families residing in tha... See More  

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Congress deals with the polygamy issue in Utah...

Item #693021

June 03, 1874

NEW YORK TIMES, June 3, 1874  

* Mormons - Mormonism

* Polygamy & U.S. Congress

Page 4 has: "The Mormon Question In Congress" which mentions in part: "...passed a bill for the regulation of the courts in Utah. The principal object of the biukll...involving polygamy and polygamists to be tried before Judges and juries who do not believe in polygamy...This bill raises ... See More  

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Marriage of Brigham Young's granddaughter...

Item #693017

May 08, 1874

NEW YORK TIMES, May 8, 1874  

* Mormons - Mormonism

* Brigham Young's granddaughter

* Marriage to Charles Wilson

Page 6 begins with: "Wedding In Salt Lake" "Marriage of a Granddaughter Of Brigham Young" followed by all the details. 

The front page has: "Death Of A Victim of the Younger Brothers" which begins: "Capt. Lewis J. Lull, the detec... See More  

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Mormon numbers are increasing in New Jersey...

Item #692853

August 17, 1839

THE NEW-YORKER, New York, Aug. 17, 1839  

* Early Mormons - Mormonism

The bottom of an inside page has a brief report on: "Mormonism" noting: "...this delusion has exhibited itself in this state [New Jersey], in the neighborhood of New Egypt & other places in Monmouth co. A number of the disciples appeared there...& have succeeded in making coverts of several pers... See More  

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Mormons as fugitives from justice... Sidney Francis sold into slavery...

Item #692850

October 05, 1839

THE NEW-YORKER, New York, Oct. 5, 1839  The top of an inside page ave has a brief report: "The Mormons--Gov. Boggs of Missouri is said to have demanded the leaders of the Mormon refugees of the Governors of Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin, as fugitives from justice! Will this monster dare offer again as a candidature for office, even in Missouri?"

Of perhaps greater interest is the f... See More  

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One of the earliest newspaper mentions of Abraham Lincoln and Joseph Smith...

Item #692826

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 spec... See More  

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Much reporting on the Mormon War...

Item #692517

June 19, 1858

NEW YORK TIMES, June 19, 1858 

* The Utah War - Mormon Rebellion

The front page has over a full column of the latest news on the troubling Mormon situation in Utah, heads reading: "Further From Utah" "Arrival of Seventy Mormon Families at Camp Scott" "The Utah News" and "Details of Advices Previously Received by Telegraph" The full text is seen in... See More  

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Mormons on the move...

Item #692516

June 16, 1858

NEW YORK TIMES, June 16, 1858  Page 4 has: "General Johnston's Utah Dispatches Laid Before the Cabinet" concerning the Mormon rebellion, and page 5 has reports headed: "Important From Utah" "40,000 Mormons Moving Southward" "Ineffectual Attempts of Gov. Cumming to Stop the Hegira" "The Indians Annoying the Mormons--The Peace Commissioners, etc.... See More  

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Brigham Young's elders willing to give themselves up... Mormons on the move...

Item #692515

June 22, 1858

NEW YORK TIMES, June 22, 1858 

* Utah War - Mormons

* Brigham Young

The front page has a one-quarter column with Mormon news: "From Utah" "Plenty of Provisions at Camp Scott--Safety of Capt. Marcy's Command--Trade with the Valley, etc."

One of the reports includes: "...a letter from Fort Bridger dated May 21st which says that Brigham Young's principal ... See More  

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Mormons, slavery, and Dickens...

Item #692514

June 23, 1858

NEW YORK TIMES, June 23, 1858  Page 2 has two-thirds of a column taken up with a report headed: "The Mormons Flight and the Mormon Future--A New Power Among the Nations of Earth". The report begins by reflecting upon the founding of the Mormons noting: "...announcing the appearance & character of their 'Golden Bible' as the book was for a while commonly called...ref... See More  

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Printed the day of Lincoln's "House Divided" speech... Much on the Mormons...

Item #692513

June 17, 1858

NEW YORK TIMES, June 17, 1858  Near the top of the front page is: "Illinois Republican State Convention" is a report datelined Springfield, Ill., Wednesday, June 16. The one paragraph report concerns the first day of the convention noting in part: "...that the convention met today and that ...Resolutions were adopted endorsing the Philadelphia platform and denouncing the Dre
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