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Orrin Porter Rockwell, the Mormon bodyguard...

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March 25, 1843

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, March 25, 1843  The back page has a small report: "Mormons" noting: "Orrin Porter Rockwell, the Mormon, who has been accused of being the person who attempted to assassinate ex-governor Boggs, of Missouri, last summer, was apprehended at St. Louis on the 6th instant and committed to jail. He will now have to stand his trial."
Rockwell Rockwell served as a bodyguard and personal friend of Latter Day Saints founder Joseph Smith. After Smith's death in 1844 Rockwell became a bodyguard of his successor, Brigham Young, and traveled with him and church members to the Salt Lake Valley.
Sixteen pages, 8 1/2 by 12 inches, very nice condition.

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Category: Pre-Civil War