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June 09, 1841

KENDALL'S EXPOSITOR, Washington, D.C., June 9, 1841 

* Early Mormons in Illinois - Mormonism
* Joseph Smith and Sidney Rigdon

An inside page has a report noting: "Two Mormon Priests, Smith and Rigdon, lately rode out together, and only Smith returned. He said Rigdon had been translated to Heaven! Such is the story."
Sidney Rigdon was one of the early leaders of the Church of Latter Day Saints.
This was an uncommon title which lasted but 4 years. The prospectus (not here) notes it was a semi-weekly devoted to "...the security of the right of suffrage by additional laws to punish bribery & fraud...an exposure of abuses & corruptions in government..." and more.
Amos Kendall was Postmaster General under Andrew Jackson, later publishing this small, bi-weekly newspaper from 1841-1844 He was very pro-democrat and anti-Whig.
Complete in 16 pages, 5 3/4 by 8 3/4 inches, nice condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War