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September 08, 1832

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

* Very early report on the Mormons

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 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 earliest mentions of the Mormons we have seen in a newspaper, and quite rare as such.
Among other reports in this issue are: "Bank of the United States" "Relics of the Revolution" "West Indies" references the slave insurrection in Jamaica and "Southern Prejudices".
Sixteen pages, 6 1/2 by 10 inches, some lite dampstaining, overall 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."

Item from Catalog 342 (released for May, 2024)

Category: Pre-Civil War