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The Mormon Legion... Tyler's annual address... The Millerites...

Item # 685113

December 09, 1843

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, Dec. 9, 1843 

* Nauvoo Legion militia - Illinois - Mormons
* John Tyler - state of the union address
* William Millerites - Millerism

Inside has a small heading: "The Nauvoo Legion" which notes: "...that the Nauvoo Legion numbers some four or five thousand men. They are thoroughly disciplined, and well acquainted with the use of artillery, etc. 
Apprehensions exist that the frequent drilling of the legion forebodes no good purpose on the part of the Mormon Prophet."

The back page has: "Millerism" which mentions: "Father Miller...visited Rochester...devoted one whole week to dealing out exhortations and admonitions in relation to the awful destruction which awaits this sinful world on the 22d of March next...He departed thence to enlighten the good people of Lockport & other cities in relation to the near approach of the consummation of all things."
This concerns the Millerites, followers of the teachings of William Miller, who in 1831 first shared publicly his belief that the Second Advent of Jesus Christ would occur in roughly the year 1843-4. As further "adjustments" to the date failed to materialize as well, the sect would cease to exist in a few years.
Another page has: "Mr. Adams On Slavery" taking most of a column.
Over 3 pages are taken up with the: "President's Message" signed in type: John Tyler. This was his annual state-of-the-union address to the nation. Interesting note: one of Tyler's grandsons is still living.
Four pages, 8 1/2 by 12 inches. Ink stains on the front leaf bleeds through to later leaves & causes some holes but fortunately does not affect any mentioned articles. A few small holes due to the ink stain.

Category: Pre-Civil War