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Mormon numbers are increasing in New Jersey...

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August 17, 1839

THE NEW-YORKER, New York, Aug. 17, 1839  

* Early Mormons - Mormonism

The bottom of an inside page has a brief report on: "Mormonism" noting: "...this delusion has exhibited itself in this state [New Jersey], in the neighborhood of New Egypt & other places in Monmouth co. A number of the disciples appeared there...& have succeeded in making coverts of several persons of some standing and influence; and, strange as the story seems, their numbers are increasing."
This was published by the famed Horace Greeley, begun some seven years before his more famous 'New York Tribune' which print its first issue. Although he would work at several newspapers prior to the 'New Yorker', this would be his first successful venture, eventually reaching a circulation of 9,000.
Long active in politics, Greeley served briefly as a congressman from New York and was the unsuccessful candidate of the new Liberal Republican Party in the 1872 presidential election against incumbent President Ulysses S. Grant.
Sixteen pages, 9 1/2 by 12 inches, good condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War