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Report of the murder of Joseph Smith in a British magazine...



Item # 704358

September 01, 1844

THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE, London, September, 1844 

* Joseph & Hyrum Smith murders
* Carthage, Illinois jail
* Lynch mob killing


Near the back under "Foreign News" is a report from the "United States" noting: "Joseph and Hiram Smith, the Mormon prophets, were murdered in June last, at Carthage in Illinois, by a mob of 60 or 70 persons."
Keep in mind that 7 Mormon missionaries arrived in Liverpool in 1837 and many Britons were converted within a few years, hence the interest in this British magazine in reporting the event. There are currently about 200,000 Mormons in the United Kingdom.
Complete in 112 pages, disbound without outer wrappers/cover, includes full title/contents page, 5 by 8 1/2 inches, great condition.

Item from Catalog 343 (released for June, 2024)

Category: Pre-Civil War