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Very early Mormon report...

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September 08, 1832

NILES' WEEKLY REGISTER, Baltimore, Sept. 8, 1832

* Very early report on the Mormons
* Detailed 1830 census report

Within is a rather brief article with a small heading: "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 sums of money into the stock, and all were about to depart for the 'promised land', in Jackson county, Missouri--the precious spot having been lately discovered."
This is one of the earlier mentions of the Mormons we have seen in a newspaper.
Among other reports in this issue are: "Bank of the United States" "Relics of the Revolution" "West Indies" which references the slave insurrection in Jamaica; and  "Southern Prejudices".
Sixteen pages, 6 by 9 1/2 inches, nice condition.

As noted in Wikipedia, this title: "...(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