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Trouble with the Mormons in Illinois... Slave ships...

Item # 685118

April 13, 1844

NILES' NATIONAL REGISTER, Baltimore, April 13, 1844 

* Mormons - Mormonism
* Nauvoo, Illinois

An inside page has a brief item discussed in the federal Congress with a small heading: "Mormons" noting: "Mr. Semple presented a memorial from the mayor & aldermen of Nauvoo, that a separate territorial government may be extended to that city; also from 3,419 citizens of Hancock county, Illinois, Mormons, stating a long list of grievances, some of them of a most revolting character, and asking such relief as congress may deem proper."
The back page includes two small items: "Slave Trade" noting: "...upwards of 2000 Africans have been landed on the island directly from the coast of Africa." and the other: "Slavers" noting: "...is playing havoc amongst the slavers on the coast of Africa. She arrived...the 20th of January with 300 Africans, part of 1,200 that had been captured during that month in three slavers."
Four pages, 8 1/2 by 12 inches, very minor foxing, very light damp stain, good condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War