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By S. M. Bartlett.] Quincy, Illinois, Sat., Jan. 1, 1842. [Vol. 4 - No. 36.
==> The Library Lecture, last Tuesday evening, was listened to by quite a numerous audience. The lecturer was Mr. J. H. HAVEN, who acquitted himself with great credit. His subject was Chemistry, and many of the experiments which he introduced on the occasion, in explaining some of the principles of the science, were witnessed with surprise and admiration by the company. We again invite the attention of the public to these lectures.
By S. M. Bartlett.] Quincy, Illinois, Sat., Jan. 22, 1842. [Vol. 4 - No. 39.
==> JOSEPH SMITH, Lieutenant General of the Nauvoo Legion, has a proclamation in the last "Times and Seasons," directing the Mormons in this State to vote for the locofoco candidates for Governor and Lieut. Governor next August. This is, indeed, a high-handed attempt to ursurp power, and to tyranise over the minds of men. We are sorry to see this move obn the part of President Smith -- not so much on account of the influence which his people voting in a body will have in the election -- but because, it will have a tendency to widen the breach which already exists between this people and those who are not of their faith, and as a consequence create difficulties and disturbances growing out of an unsettled state of feeling in the community. We should suppose that prudence would have dictated a different course to Mr. Smith. Why not let his people enjoy all the privileges guarantied to them by the Constitution of the country unbiased by their religious teachers? Why not allow them the exercise of their own best judgments in the choice of civil rulers? Have the whigs as a party so far departed from the principles of liberality which have always governed them, as to call forth this public demonstration of opposition? We have seen no evidence of it. Many of the Mormons -- in fact a great number of them -- are men of intelligence and patriotism, who will not be swayed to and fro in their support of men or party, by the dictum of their leader in the church, and to these we look for aid an assistance in carrying the principles of reform into our State Government. The Mormons have a right to vote for Snyder and Moore, if they choose, as a matter of course, -- but this clannish principle of voting in a mass, at the dictation of one man, and this man one who has acquired an influence over the minds of his people through a particular religious creed which he promulgates, is so repugnant in the principles of our Republican form of government, that its consequences and future effects will be disagreeable to think of -- bitter hatred and unrelenting hostility will spring up, where before peace and good will had an abiding place.
By John H. Pettit.] Quincy, Illinois, Feb. 3, 1842. [Vol. 1. No. 20.
THE MORMON CIRCULAR. -- The Circular Letter of Joseph Smith, the far-famed Mormon Prophet, which appeared in the Times and Seasons a few weeks ago, is creating quite a sensation among the whig papers in this State. If Mr. Smith had proclaimed his determination to sustain the Whig nominees for Governor and Lieutenant Governor, we are doubtful whether most of the Whig editors in the State would not have pronounced it a righteous decision; but as the reserve is the fact, it is denounced as an act of high-handed presumption. In our opinion, there are two views to be taken of this letter. If Mr. Smith intended it as the expression of his own individual determination in regard to which of the candidates he would sustain, no fault can or ought to be found with it. Every man in this country has a perfect and undeniable right of expressing and publishing, if he sees proper, his opinions upon any or all subjects which may be in agitation before the people. This is a right which is guarantied by the great charter of our liberties, and a right which none dare question. Thus far, then, Mr. Smith has only exercised the privileges of an American citizen, and it does seem to us to be extremely foolish for conductors of the press to sneer at him for doing that which they themselves perpetrate every week of their lives. If, however, this letter was put forth as a sort of royal edict, as many seem to suppose, commanding all his followers, and all of the same faith or persuasion with himself, to vote for the men whom he did signify, then we will admit that it is presumption in the extreme. Mr. Smith has a right to vote for whom he pleases, and he has a right to express that determination in any way he sees peoper; but he has no right, either religious, moral. or political, to put chains upon the minds and wishes of his followers, and say to them -- you must vote as I direct! We hope, for the honor of Mr. Smith, that such was not his design; and if it was, we hope, for the honor and intelligence of the Mormons, that there is enough of independence and love of liberty among them, to treat his requisitions with the scorn and contempt they merit. They have forsaken the lands of their nativity, in order that they might enjoy their religion and worship God in their own way, without fear of dictation from others. If they now suffer one man to shackle their free thoughts and opinions, and use them to subserve his ends, instead of gaining that liberty which they have been seeking, they are the very worst of slaves.
By S. M. Bartlett.] Quincy, Illinois, Sat., February 12, 1842. [Vol. 4 - No. 36.
==> The State Register announces the name of Dr. JOHN C. BENNETT, Mayor of Nauvoo, Master in Chancery for Hancock, and with a big military title also -- as a candidate to represent Hancock county in the lower branch of the next Legislature of this State. According to the Register, he is a "marvellous proper" man for the station. We believe Bennett has resided nearly two years in Hancock.
By S. M. Bartlett.] Quincy, Illinois, Sat., March 12, 1842. [Vol. 4 - N. 46.
==> We perceive by the last Nauvoo "Times and Seasons." that Mr. Joseph Smith, prophet, &c. hs become the editor and proprietor of the paper, in place of Ebenezer Robinson, whose name appears to have been taken out of the paper "without a why or wherefore."
By S. M. Bartlett.] Quincy, Illinois, Sat., April 9, 1842. [Vol. 4 - No. 50.
==> We stated two weeks since, that Mr. Ebenezer Robinson, had "stepped out" of the "Times and Seasons" establishment at Nauvoo, without a "why or wherefore." We beg leave now to correct the error. Mr. Robinson has sent us a number of that paper which we had not before seen, containing his valedictory, in which his reasons for leaving the establishment are set forth at length.
By S. M. Bartlett.] Quincy, Illinois, Sat., May 14, 1842. [Vol. 5 - No. 3.
--> It is only three years, this spring, since the first settlement was made at the great Christian city of Nauvoo. -- Chicago Dem.
By S. M. Bartlett.] Quincy, Illinois, Sat., May 21, 1842. [Vol. 5 - No. 4.
==> ASSASSINATION OF EX-GOVERNOR BOGGS OF MISSOURI. -- Lilburn W. Boggs, late Governor of Missouri, was assassinated at his residence in Independence, Missouri, by an unknown hand, on the 6th inst. He was sitting in a room by himself, when some person discharged a pistol loaded with buck-shot, through an adjoining window -- three of the shot took effect in his head, one of which penetrated the brain. His son, a boy, hearing the report of the pistol, ran into the room in which his father was seated, and found him in a helpless situation, upon which he gave the alarm. Footprints were found beneath the window, and the pistol which gave the fatal shot. The Governor was alive on the 7th, but no hopes are entertained of his recovery. A man was suspected, and is probably arrested before this. There are several rumors in circulation in regard to the horrid affair. One of which throws the crime upon the Mormons -- from the fact, we suppose, that Mr. Boggs was governor at the time, and no small degree instrumental in driving them from the State. -- Smith too, the Mormon Prophet, as we understand, prophesied a year or so ago, his death by violent means. Hence, there is plenty of foundation for rumor. The citizens of Independence had offered a reward of $500 for the murderer.
By S. M. Bartlett.] Quincy, Illinois, Sat., May 28, 1842. [Vol. 5 - No. 5.
==> GOV. BOGGS, is not yet dead, and the probability is, say the St. Louis papers, that he will recover.
By John H. Pettit.] Quincy, Illinois, June 2, 1842. [Vol. 1. No. 37.
Nauvoo, May 27, 1842
By S. M. Bartlett.] Quincy, Illinois, Sat., June 4, 1842. [Vol. 5 - No. 6.
NAUVOO, ILL., May 22d, A. D. 1842.
By S. M. Bartlett.] Quincy, Illinois, Sat., June 11, 1842. [Vol. 5 - No. 7.
The Mormons -- Mr. Smith's Letter.
The people of Nauvoo take fire very easily. It appears by the "Wasp." (a little paper recently commenced in that city,) that at a "large and respectable meeting of the citizens of Nauvoo," a resolution was unanimously passed, "disapproving of the remarks of the Quincy Whig, in relation to the participation of Gen. Smith, in the violent death (he is not dead, by the way,) of Gov. Boggs ot Missouri, and unanimously concurring in the opinion that Gen. Smith had never made such a prediction." Well, we are pleased to be able to correct the rumor which was in circulation connecting Mr. Smith's name with the attempt upon the life of Gov. Boggs. But there was no necessity for taking all this trouble to correct the rumor aforesaid. The simple denial of Mr. S. would have been all sufficient. -- The resolution to our comprehension, evinces a disposition on the part of Mr. Smith and his friends, to proscribe, so far as their influence will go, the Quincy Whig, for pursuing a course customary with the newspaper press, viz: of publishing every thing of a news character, that may interest readers, whether as rumor or in a more direct and tangible shape. --
By S. M. Bartlett.] Quincy, Illinois, Sat., June 18, 1842. [Vol. 5 - No. 8.
==> CALVIN A. WARREN, Esq., of our city has broken out in a new place. We see by the Springfield papers of last week, that Calvin has been showing off before the people of that town, in reply to an address delivered by Gov. Duncan. Calvin is a Presbyterian we believe, -- but because his partner, James H. Ralston, wants to go to Congress so soon as the State is laid off into districts, and expects the voice and assistance of the people of Nauvoo to put him there -- he makes himself quite ridiculous in the endeavor to secure the support and favor of this people, for his partner, Ralston. With the Mormons, our pliant friend, forgets his Presbyterianism, and is almost ready to go down into the water with a Mormon elder -- while here, in Quincy, he laughs and cracks his jokes about "Joe" and his disciples, as though he held them and their religion in the most profound contempt. This speech over at Springfield, is a part of the same game he and Ralston have been playing for some time past, -- and as light as they may hold the penetration and discernment of the Mormons, we will wager a trifle, that they will be seen through and their motives thoroughly understood by the Nauvoo people, long before their selfish hopes and designs are consummated. In relation to Warren's speech at Springfield, we judge from the following paragraph in the Sangamo Journal, that he put in his gabble at the wrong time.
By S. M. Bartlett.] Quincy, Illinois, Sat., June 25, 1842. [Vol. 5 - No. 9.
Nauvoo, June 11th, 1842.
By S. M. Bartlett.] Quincy, Illinois, Sat., July 2, 1842. [Vol. 5 - No. 10.
==> MR. S. A. DOUGLASS, our dapper little Judge for this circuit, has descended from the Bench and taken up the part of a political wrangler. Gov. Duncan, recently made a speech in Jacksonville, in accordance with previous appointment. -- Douglass was among the audience, and caused the fact to be made known to the Governor, that he wished to reply to a portion of his speech. The Governor gave way accordingly, and the Judge mounted the rostrum. His speech, according to the Illinoian, was a most disgraceful affair. He was particularly abusive of the Governor, and frequently indulged in such epithets as 'liar,' 'slanderer,' 'demagogue,' 'deserter,' &c. He tried his best to back out of the predictament in which the Governor had placed him, by showing the connection which had existed between him and the Mormons, but all would not do -- it was made manifest to all, that Douglass, in addition to his being a vulgar minded man, has lost none of his political asperity and demagogueism since his elevation to the Bench. In regard to Mormonism, Douglass is sais to have declared, that the "Mormon faith was as true and better than any other, because it was the newest, and a new broom swept cleanest." Is it possible, that a Judge who shows himself so bitter a locofoco, and who seeks the opportunity of displaying his political animosity, can dispense "equal and justice" from the Bench, in times of political excitement? Douglass in the course of his speech declared, that the duty devolved upon HIM, to protect the Mormons from a mob which was arming to attack them. Powerful man! When and where did this mob take place -- this is the first we have heard of it. It is undoubtedly a slander upon the people of Hancock co.
Bartlett & Sullivan.] Quincy, Illinois, Sat., July 9, 1842. [Vol. 5 - No. 11.
==> We hear all kinds of rumors of the state of society at Nauvoo. The leading men quarrelling among themselves -- Rigdon, Bennett and Robinson, turned out of the Church -- Fornication -- Adultery -- an exposure expected from Bennett, and the deuce to pay generally. -- Such are the substance of the rumors afloat. We shall probably have something authentic upon the arrival of the papers from that christian city.
Bartlett & Sullivan.] Quincy, Illinois, Sat., July 16, 1842. [Vol. 5 - No. 12.
THE DIFFICULTIES AT NAUVOO -- THE OTHER SIDE OF THE STORY -- JOHN C. BENNETT -- "SPIRITUAL WIVES," &c. &c.
By John H. Pettit.] Quincy, Illinois, July 21, 1842. [Vol. 1. No. 44.
The Sangamo Journal has turned out to be a Mormon paper. It is filled from week to week with Mormon exposures, of such a nature that no man who has the least regard for the feelings of his family, will suffer it to go into his house. The Alton Telegraph is of the same stamp. Shame upon such panderers of licentiousness and moral depravity.
Bartlett & Sullivan. Quincy, Illinois, Sat., July 23, 1842. Vol. 5 - No. 13.
==> BENNETT, the Mormon disciple that was, is in St. Louis, and has published another letter exposing Smith, in the Bulletin of that city. According to his own story, he was the tool and pimp of Smith, in all kinds of mischief and rascality. -- He has resigned the office of Master in Chancery for Hancock county.
By John H. Pettit.] Quincy, Illinois, July 28, 1842. [Vol. 1. No. 45.
MORE TROUBLE BREWING. -- Gen. John C. Bennett passed through this city last Monday morning on his way to the Governor of Missouri, having in his possession the affidavits of a large number of the most respectable men, in and about Nauvoo, and in the county of Hancock, testifying that Joe Smith was the sole cause and instigator of the attempt upon the life of ex-Governor Boggs. Gen. Bennett says he is now determined to expose the whole mystery and imposition connected with Mormonism, and in particular will he bring to light the fraud, deception and humbuggery, which has enabled Joe Smith heretofore to maintain such an absolute control over the minds and persons of his followers. The expose will no doubt, be a curious and interesting document.
Bartlett & Sullivan. Quincy, Illinois, Saturday, July 30, 1842. Vol. 5. - No. 14.
REASONS WHY PEOPLE SHOULD NOT
HE is the candidate of the Mormons, and opposed to bringing their chartered privileges on a level with those of other citizens of this State.
Bartlett & Sullivan. Quincy, Illinois, Saturday, Aug. 6, 1842. Vol. 5 - No. 15.
Gen. John C. Bennett.
By John H. Pettit.] Quincy, Illinois, August 9, 1842. [Vol. 1. No. ?
... [yesterday] the officers charged by Gov. Carlin with the duty of arresting Joseph Smith, left this city for the purpose of making a second arrest... It remains to be seen whether he will permit himself peaceably to be taken....
Bartlett & Sullivan.] Quincy, Illinois, Sat., Aug. 13, 1842. [Vol. 5 - No. 16.
MORMONISM. -- The last Nauvoo "Wasp" is filled with affidavits, interspersed with editorial balderdash -- for we can call it nothing else -- contradicting the statements of Bennett, and abusing him in the most vulgar manner. There is no doubt but that Bennett is a great rascal, and as he was formerly a bosom friend and confident of the "Prophet," it looks a little singular that his character was never found out until this late period. In all the long rigmarole in the 'Wasp,' it appears something strange, that the very startling developments of Miss Brotherton, published in our last paper, receives no kind of notice. There is a strong appearance of truth about this young lady's statement, and if true, is enough of itself -- even if Bennett had never written a word -- to damn Smith, and his infamous co-workers, Young and Kimball, in the estimation of all honorable men.
Bartlett & Sullivan. Quincy, Illinois, Saturday, Aug. 20, 1842. Vol. 5. - No. 17.
The rumor from Nauvoo is, that Jo Smith has had a revelation from the Lord, to the effect that he, (Smith) is to be bodily absent from his people for ten years.
By John H. Pettit.] Quincy, Illinois, Aug. 25, 1842. [Vol. 1. No. 49.
The New York Herald thus chronicles the arrival of Gen. Bennett, the Mormon exposer, in that city:
Bartlett & Sullivan.] Quincy, Illinois, Sat., Aug. 27, 1842. [Vol. 5. - No. 18.
==> The N. York Herald thus chronicles the arrival of Gen. Bennett, the Mormon exposer, in that city:
Bartlett & Sullivan.] Quincy, Illinois, Sat., Sept. 3, 1842. [Vol. 5 - No. 19.
A TIE. -- Jo Smith and our Highness got the name number of votes for Governor in Mellenry county -- one each. We'll cast lots with the Prophet, if he says so. -- Chicago Democrat.
By John H. Pettit.] Quincy, Illinois, Sep. 8, 1842. [Vol. 1. No. 51.
ANOTHER ABORTIVE ATTEMPT TO ARREST JOE SMITH.
Mr. FORD, the officer bearing the requisition from Gov. Reynolds, of Mo., for the person of Joseph Smith, arrived here one day last week from Iowa Territory, whither he had been to make a similar demand on the Governor of Iowa, in case Joe Smith should cross the river. On Friday, the writs for the arrest of Smith and Rockwell were placed in the hands of Messrs. King and Pitman, and on the same evening in company with Mr. Ford and five or six others, they started for Nauvoo. Notwithstanding the officers endeavored to keep the whole proceedings secret, the news of their intentions and errand reached Nauvoo before them; and about two hours before they arrived here, Joe Smith had taken his departure, or secreted himself so that he was not to be found. There were men stationed on the opposite side of the river the day and night previous to the arrival of the officers at Nauvoo, who kept a strict look-out in case he should get wind of the coming of the officers, and cross the river. But neither of the parties saw or heard any thing of him, except that he was at home a very short time before their arrival. His house and premises were thoroughly searched; but no signs of him could be obtained. -- The officers returned here last Monday morning, and Mr. Ford went back to Missouri.
Bartlett & Sullivan.] Quincy, Illinois, Sat., Sept. 10, 1842. [Vol. 5 - No. 20.
Joe Smith's Whereabouts.
It is now reduced to a certainty, that Smith is in Nauvoo. On Monday last, he addressed a large crowd of his followers in that city; on the subject of the late attempt to arrest him. He stated that he would not be taken -- that King and Pitman, (the officers charged with the arrest) were cowards, and could not take him. He was very profuse of oaths -- cursing everything that did not smell of Mormonism.
Bartlett & Sullivan.] Quincy, Illinois, Sat., Sept. 24, 1842. [Vol. 5 - No. 22.
JOE SMITH. -- The last account we have of this person, he was on his way north, it was supposed for Canada, by the way of Galena, Chicago, &c. But we place no confidence in the account; we believe Joe is yet in or about the "City of the Saints," and occasionally comes forth from his hiding place, when he can do so with impunity. He is too cunning for the Governor or any of his officers, and he has deliberately put the laws of the State at defiance. If he will listen to a word from us, we would advise him to locate his new Jerusalem, away to the far West, in the Oregon country, and there to build his temple and govern the Saints in his own way. In that case the advantages would be two-fold: for himself and followess, for there would be no danger of their molestation in the enjoyment of their peculiar notions in that distant country; -- to the Government, the location of himself and followers would be an advantage, because it greatly needs settlers in that region; and doubtless, Government would do something right handsome for Joseph, in the grant of a gift of lands, &c. if he would guarantee the emigration of any number of settlers. It is becoming more plainly evident every day, that the Mormons cannot live at Nauvoo in tranquility any great length of time -- for there is a jealousy growing up between them and their neighbors of an opposite faith, which is rapidly approximating to hatred on both sides, and will eventually lead to popular outbreaks and violations of law. It is hardly to be expected, that a community of men so clannish as the Mormons, and so bigoted and selfish in their religious belief -- and so willing to obey the behests of Smith, whether for good or evil, -- will long enjoy the respect of those who are governed by more liberal and Republican notions in both religion and politics; and when this Society of men are shown to have practiced all manner immoral and vicious acts under the cloak of religion, it is not surprising that a feeling of resentment, and a desire to get rid of the Society root and branch, should take possession of the entire community. But with all this resentment and detestation of their corrupt practices, we hope no such things as mobs or violations of law, will be resorted to. Let public opinion stamp the men who are engaged in keeping up this religious delusion, with proper condemnation. Let their meetings be held as often as they choose to hold them -- but let no man who has any respect for his own character and who detests imposture in every shape and form, keep aloof from these meetings, and the Society will soon become a harmless one in point of numbers -- the fire will soon burn out for want of fuel. Already have their conversions become "few and far between" in this country, and their missionaries are compelled to resort to England and Ireland, among the ignorant and uneducated class, for converts to build up the new Jerusalem, and the Temple. When the enormities, however, which have been practised at Nauvoo, for the last three years, have been widely spread and known, thro' both Great Britain and America, it is fair to presume, that the Society will exist only in name -- that is, there will be no more converts, and the backsliders will become so numerous, that none will be left in the Society, but those who have their own corrupt ends to accomplish.
Bartlett & Sullivan.] Quincy, Illinois, Sat., Oct. 1, 1842. [Vol. 5 - No. 23.
Has a communication in the last "Times and Seasons," signifying his intention of leaving Nauvoo, "for a short season, for his own safety and the safety of his people," He further says, that he has employed agents to settle up his business and pay his debts in due time, "by turning out property or otherwise as the case may require, or as the circumstances may admit of." We judge from this, that Smith has failed in receiving his final discharge under the Bankrupt Law, He tells the Mormons that when he hears that the storm is fully blown over, he will return to them.
Bartlett & Sullivan.] Quincy, Illinois, Sat., Oct. 8, 1842. [Vol. 5 - No. 24.
==> Gov Carlin has offered a reward of $400 for the apprehension of Joseph Smith and O. P. Rockwell, or $200 for either of them. It is not sufficient by $600 at least. A reward of $1000 might tempt the cupidity of the Mormons.
Bartlett & Sullivan.] Quincy, Illinois, Sat., Oct. 15, 1842. [Vol. 5 - No. 25.
JO SMITH not ARRESTED. -- The rumor we spoke of last week, in relation to the apprehension of Smith, is not confirmed. We understand, however, that he was seen at Nauvoo on Friday last, apparently enjoying his liberty.
By John H. Pettit.] Quincy, Illinois, Nov. 17, 1842. [Vol. 2. No. 9.
BENNETT ON MORMONISM.
We have received by the mail, a copy of Bennett's expose of Mormonism. It is a work of 344 pages of close letter press printing, and contains several engravings, among which is one of Gen. J. C. Bennett, the author, and one of Gen. Jos. Smith, the Nauvoo prophet. The book contains copious affidavits in relation to the early life of Jos. Smith, and many of them carry upon their faces evidence of truth. Gen. Bennett states, that the reason of his joining the Mormons, was to effect the salvation of his country. He ascertained by some means, the Mormons intended to revolutionize and involve in a civil war, the whole western country, and to prevent such a catastrophe, he joined them, and became acquainted with their secrets, for the sake of exposing them. Very likely!
Bartlett & Sullivan.] Quincy, Illinois, Sat., Nov. 19, 1842. [Vol. 5 - No. 30.
"THE HISTORY OF THE SAINTS, or an Expose of Joe Smith and Mormonism, by Jphn C. Bennett: Leland and Whiting, Boston."
Bartlett & Sullivan.] Quincy, Illinois, Sat., Nov. 26, 1842. [Vol. 5 - No. 31.
JOE SMITH. -- The Burlington Hawkeye of the 31 says: Joe Smith "preached" at Nauvoo last Sunday to an immense concourse of the "brethren." He said in one of his late discourses that Gov. Carlin was afraid that he (Smith) wanted to be Governor, but no fears need be entertained on that point as he considered himself even now as in a better situation then he would be if he was Governor or President, being Lieutenant General for time and Prophet for eternity, either of which he considered preferable to being Governor or President. He also said if there were any who did not believe in him they might leave him, "and," to use his own expression, "go to hell and be damned."
Bartlett & Sullivan.] Quincy, Illinois, Sat., Dec. 24, 1842. [Vol. 5 - No. 35.
MORE MORMONISM. -- We copy the following from the New Orleans Picayune of the 17th: