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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 armed, advanced, assured by their prophet, Smith, that he would raise all that should be killed in fighting the battles of the Lord!..." with more (see photos). A second report takes over half a page, headed: "Mormons In Missouri" (see photos).
Complete in 16 pages, measures 6 by 9 1/2 inches, has scattered foxing, otherwise nice condition.

This newspaper began in 1811 and was a prime source for national political news of the first half of the 19th century. As noted in Wikipedia it: "...(was) one of the most widely-circulated magazines in the United States...Devoted primarily to politics...considered an important source for the history of the period."

Category: Pre-Civil War