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704486

Death of General Macomb... Mormons arriving from Quebec, bound for Illinois...

Item #704486

July 10, 1841

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, July 10, 1841  Page 3 has a lengthy account of a loss in the military: "...the melancholy intelligence of the exit of the distinguished ALEXANDER MACOMB, the late major general commanding-in-chief...". Included is a small graphic of "The Hearse" with the positions of the pall bearers.

The back page has a brief item concerning the: ... See More  

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704359

One of the earliest newspaper mentions of Lincoln to be had... Early Joeseph Smith mention...

Item #704359

August 12, 1837

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

This is a very early mention of Abraham Lincoln from when he was just 2... See More  

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697647

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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697531

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 It reports: "In the Illinois legislature...the senate repealed the law creating the Nauvoo legion, military cor...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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697530

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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689434

Governor Ford on the Mormon situation... Much on California and the West...

Item #689434

November 14, 1846

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Nov. 14, 1846  Pages 3 and 4 has some fine content concerning the Mormon situation at the time. Page 3 has a: "Proclamation by the Governor Of Illinois" datelined at Nauvoo which takes over a full column. A few bits include: "...I came with a settled determination not to meddle or interfere with the old difficulties between the Mormons a... See More  

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689433

Abraham Lincoln wins an election in 1846... The Mormon troubles... The Mexican War...

Item #689433

September 12, 1846

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 12, 1846  Page 3 has a report from Illinois on election returns, which notes: "...7th district, Cartwright (loco.), 4829; Lincoln, (whig) 6340 (elected...".

History tells us that n 1843 Abraham Lincoln sought the Whig nomination for Illinois' 7th district seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. He was defeated by John J. Hardin ... See More  

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689423

The Mormons... LaFayette...

Item #689423

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 armed, advanc... See More  

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688639

Sloat takes command of California during the Mexican War.. Mormon War has ended?

Item #688639

September 26, 1846

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 26, 1846



* Commodore John D. Sloat

* Mexican-American War

* Claims California for U.S.

* Illinois Mormon War ending

* Nauvoo, Hancock County




 Inside has a very historic article headed: "The Pacific Squadron - Commodore Sloat Takes Possession of California". The letter reports that Commodore Sloat has taken possession of Calif... See More  

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685166

The Mexican War, with thoughts of California joining the Union... End of the Mormon War...

Item #685166

October 17, 1846

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 17, 1846   Page 3 has: "Illinois. The Mormon War ended" which is an interesting account taking close to a full column. It notes in part: "...Articles of capitulation...drawn up to the following effect:..." followed by the four articles, which include: "The Mormon population to leave the State, or disperse immediately.... See More  

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685131

Anticipating trouble with the Mormons...

Item #685131

October 12, 1844

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 12, 1844  The back page has a report: "Mormon Troubles" which mentions in part: "Governor Ford, concentrated some 5 to 800 of the Illinois militia in the neighborhood of Nauvoo to frustrated the wolf hunt...he had writs issued against the whole of the guard that were on duty at the time the Smiths were murdered, and there was a squa... See More  

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685125

Will the Mormons leave? On the assassination of Joseph Smith... America's first African-American lawyer...

Item #685125

July 27, 1844

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, July 27, 1844  Pages 4 and 5 contain a nearly full-column article on: "The Mormons" focused on driving the Mormons out of Illinois, and a bit on the assassination of Joseph Smith & his brother.

A few bits include: "...exhibits on the part of the anti-mormons a headstrong determination to persist i the which is, in its essence irrati... See More  

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685118

Trouble with the Mormons in Illinois... Slave ships...

Item #685118

April 13, 1844

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, April 13, 1844 



* Mormons - Mormonism

* Nauvoo, Illinois




An inside page has a brief item discussed in the federal Congress with a small heading: "Mormons" noting: "Mr. Semple presented a memorial from the mayor & aldermen of Nauvoo, that a separate territorial government may be extended to that city; also from 3,419 citizens ... See More  

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685113

The Mormon Legion... Tyler's annual address... The Millerites...

Item #685113

December 09, 1843

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 9, 1843 



* Nauvoo Legion militia - Illinois - Mormons

* John Tyler - state of the union address

* William Millerites - Millerism




Inside has a small heading: "The Nauvoo Legion" which notes: "...that the Nauvoo Legion numbers some four or five thousand men. They are thoroughly disciplined, and well acquainted with the use of ... See More  

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685080

Mormons are building the Nauvoo Temple... Tyler's state-of-the-union address...

Item #685080

October 02, 1841

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Oct. 2, 1841  The back page has a small report: "Mormons" noting in part: "Joseph Smith, the leader of this sect, has resigned the editorial chair of the 'Times and Seasons' to John Taylor, who tells us that 'The Temple of God in Nauvoo' is progressing by the voluntary labor of the 'Saints' who turn out with their... See More  

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685079

Mormons are building the Nauvoo Temple... Tyler's state-of-the-union address...

Item #685079

December 10, 1842

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 10, 1842  The back page has a small report: "Mormons" noting in part: "Joseph Smith, the leader of this sect, has resigned the editorial chair of the 'Times and Seasons' to John Taylor, who tells us that 'The Temple of God in Nauvoo' is progressing by the voluntary labor of the 'Saints' who turn out with thei... See More  

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685000

Critical thoughts on Mordecai Noah's plans for a Jewish homeland... A curious parallel to Mormon efforts a few years later...

Item #685000

January 21, 1826

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Jan. 21, 1826 



* Mordecai Manuel Noah

* Jewish homeland on the Niagara River




The prime article is: "Re-assemblage of the Jews" which has a letter somewhat critical of the efforts of Mordecai Manuel Noah to create a homeland for the Jews on Grand Island in the Niagara River.

This is followed by some responses by Mr. Noah.

Some have draw... See More  

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684997

Curious connection on two undeciphered texts, one being the Mormon golden plates...

Item #684997

May 03, 1823

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, May 3, 1823  An inside page has an interesting article with a small heading: "Curious Manuscript", which reports on: "...the discovery of a curious manuscript at Detroit...it was not Chinese, Arabic, Syric-French, Spanish or English, but what it was no one could tell..." with further detail.

This "curious manuscript" was re... See More  

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684989

A possible Mormon connection? Two influencing events?

Item #684989

April 05, 1823

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER Baltimore, April 5, 1823



* Jews and Mormons ?



An inside page has a brief report noting: "...that the society for meliorating the condition of the Jew, are now engaged in a negociation for 20,000 acres of land in the 'Genesee country' for a Jewish colony. Will the Jews work on it?"

In brief, this was an attempt by Elias Boudinot to create a land ... See More  

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684973

On Joseph Smith and his failed presidential campaign in 1844...

Item #684973

June 22, 1844

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, June 22, 1844  It is not known by many today that Joseph Smith, leader of the Latter-Day Saints, ran for president of the United States in 1844.

After several years of harassment and persecution in Missouri and Illinois, Smith wrote to five men expected to be candidates for the presidency, asking each what he would do to protect the citizenship rights... See More  

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684969

Rare & lengthy account of Joseph Smith running for President...

Item #684969

June 08, 1844

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, June 8, 1844 



* Joseph Smith running for U.S. president

* Mormons - Mormonism - Latter-Day Saints




It is not known by many today that Joseph Smith, leader of the Latter-Day Saints, ran for president of the United States in 1844.

After several years of harassment and persecution in Missouri and Illinois, Smith wrote to five men expected to be can... See More  

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683180

Very early Mormon report...

Item #683180

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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