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The latest on the situation with Brigham Young...

Item # 666795

May 20, 1857

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., May 20, 1857  Most of the first column of page 3 is taken up with Mormon content. Headed: "The Utah Prophet", the lengthy report has much on Brigham Young, and rumors of his troubles, etc.
A few bits note: "...stating that Gov. Brigham  Young of Utah Territory had at the last accounts left Salt Lake City...for Washington or Oregon...the belief that Young would endeavor to make his way to the British possessions on the Pacific...it is believed that he is diligently & zealously engaged in strengthening his position..." with more.
Then a report headed: 'later" has additional reports, noting: "...It disproves the statement that Brigham Young had been set upon by his people and forced to fly...Young is, without doubt, as strong in the confidence or fears of his people as at any former time. His power and tyranny are as firm & bold as ever..." with much, much more.
Four pages, very nice condition. The folder size noted is for the issue folded in half.

Category: Pre-Civil War