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Vol. II. Rochester, NY, Thursday, March 6, 1834. No. 54.
The Mormonites again Gov. Dunklin of Missouri, has issued an executive letter, directed to several leading men of the Mormon persuasion, [entreating] them to appeal to the courts of law, which are bound to render them satisfaction for the late outrageous assaults upon their rights and liberties as peaceable citizens. The Governor says, "in the event that the laws cannot be executed, and that it is officially made known to me, my duty will require me to take such steps as will enforce a faithful execution of them." --
Vol. II. Rochester, NY, May 20?, 1834. No. ?
MORMONITES IN MOTION.
According to a late number of the Painesville Telegraph, General Joe Smith, the leader of the Mormonites, has, accompanied by about five hundred of his followers, set out for the purpose of re-conquering the "Holy Land," lately taken from them by the infidels of Missouri. Joe, it seems, had been stirring up his proselytes for some time, stating that it was the command of God that they should buckle on the armor of their faith, and enrol under the banners of Mormonism; that their church was in danger; and that they must, if necessary, die the death of martyrdom. Accordingly, the deluded fanatics obeyed his summons, a great rise took place in the market for warlike implements, as each provided himself with an abundant supply of pistols, dirks, swords, &c. The sword of Smith himself, it is said, is more than four feet long. The prophet professes the expectation of sharing the fate of a martyr at the coming contest. We trust that the good people of Missouri will take care of these fanatics, and see that they do not violate the laws with impunity.
Volume IV.] Rochester, July 26, 1834. [Series 1. No. 8.
This "child of chance" is no longer numbered among the living. He was about thirty years old, and no man since the days of the Apostles, was ever more accidentally bro't into notoriety. Like other religious fanatics and hypocrites, his intellect was small and his mind uncultivated. He was not versed in "the lore of ages," and being extremely [timid] by nature, it is "passing strange," that he should have bared his breast to the shafts of battle. As in olden times -- his ignorance was urged as a plea in favor of his divine mission. He was doubtless a catspaw in the hands of knaves, more cunning than himself. -- Peace to his ashes!
Volume IV.] Rochester, Sept. 12, 1834. [Series 1. No. 10.
The Dover, N. H. Globe, states that in a few weeks a Mormon minister formed a growing and respectable church in that village.
Vol. III. Rochester, NY, Monday, February 9, 1835. No. 33.
D I E D.
In New York, on the 27th ult., Col. John Cowdery, aged 76 years; at an early day a resident of Geneva, and subsequently of the town of Waterloo. While a youth he assisted in throwing the tea overboard in Boston Harbor: he afterwards joined the American army and served through the revolutionary war: subsequently he became an instructor in the military science. He was a gentleman of great private wealth, and lived and died a sincere Christian.
Vol. XIX. Rochester, NY, Tuesday, May 12, 1835. No. 19.
Joe Smith, the Mormon Prophet, was recently brought before the powers that be, at Painesville, (O.) charged with an assault and battery on his brother-in-law. The result of the investigation was a recognizance for his appearance at the next Court of Quarter Sessions, to answer to the charge made against him. This conflict between the law and the prophets, will no doubt be advantageous to the lawyers.
Vol. XIX. Rochester, NY, Monday, June 15, 1835. No. 24.
An Angel Caught.
The Magazine and Advocate says, that while the Mormon Prophet, Jo Smith, was in Ohio, engaged in proselying people to the faith of the "Golden Bible," he sought to give additional solemnity to the baptismal rite, by affirming that on each occasion an angel would appear on the opposite side of the stream, and there remain till the conclusion of the ceremony. The rite was administered in the evening in Grand River, near Painesville, not by the Prophet in person, but by his disciples. In agreement with the prediction of the Prophet, on each occasion a figure in white was seen on the opposite bank, and the faith of the faithful was thereby greatly increased. Suspicions, as to the incorporeal nature of the reputed angel, at length induced a company of young men (unbelievers of course) to examine the quality of the ghost, and having secreted themselves, they awaited its arrival. Their expectations were soon realized, by its appearance in its customary position, and rushing from their lair, they succeeded in forcing it into the stream, and although its efforts at escape were powerful, they succeeded in bearing it in triumph to the opposite side of the stream, when who should this supposed inhabitant of the upper world be, but the Mormon Prophet himself!
Vol. XIX. Rochester, NY, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 1835. No. 45.
MORMONS. -- A correspondent of the "Miami of the Lakes" gives a short description of the Temple of Mormon, or, as it is called, the 'Temple of the Lord,' in Kirtland, eleven miles south east of Painesville, Geauga county. It is a stone ediface, 58 feet 8 inches by 78 feet 8 inches, two full stories high, with dormer windows in the roof, which give it a singular appearance. For the size and peculiar construction of the 'Temple,' and the addition of the extra eight inches each way, the leaders of this infatuated people give no other reason, but, as they tell their following, that the Lord gave his direction. The house is rather an expensive one, the writer adds, built by the labor of the poor people, who, in their delusion, follow Joe Smith and Rigdon.
Vol. I. Rochester, NY, July 16, 1836. No. 47.
ANOTHER WAR BREWING. -- The Far West, published at Independence, Missouri, says information has been received from Kirkland, [sic] Ohio, through various channels of another movement among the Mormons to obtain possession of the "promised land," and to establish their Zion in Jackson county' the scene of their former disastrous defeat. They are said to be armed to the number of 1500 or 2000, and to be making way in [detached] parties to the "debatable ground." The Far West also states that the people of Jackson and their friends in the surrounding counties are taking affective measure for resistance.
Vol. XX. Rochester, N.Y., Tues., August 9, 1836. No. 32.
Vol. XX. Rochester, N.Y., Tues., Sept. 6, 1836. No. 36.
The Mormons have made a stand in Salem, Mass., having gained several converts. It is hoped that place will not become as famous for Mormonism as it was or is, for witchcraft.
Vol. XXI. Rochester, NY, Tues., June 13, 1837. No. 24.
MORMONISM. -- We are somewhat fearful that our old neighbor the Mormon Prophet -- better known by the unscriptural name of Jo Smith -- will have to form an era in the history of his sect like that of the Hegira or flight of Mahomet. Indeed he had hardly become known as a prophet beyond his immediate circle in Wayne county, before he manifested belligerent propensities towards our editorial selves for audaciously doubting the authenticity of his then newly-published Mormon Bible. He exhibited, as we were told, a degree of rage at sceptics like us, which spirit has at last got himself into a scrape from which he can probably only escape by flight or punishment. The Cleveland Herald says --
Vol. XXI. Rochester, NY, Tues., June 27, 1837. No. 26.
Joe Smith, the Mormon prophet, is held to bail in Ohio, on a charge of instigating some of his deluded votaries to attempt the assassination of an "unbeliever."
Vol. XXI. Rochester, N.Y., Tues., July 25, 1837. No. 30.
MORMONS. --These crazy fanatics have their grand Tabernacle at a place they call Kirtland, 5 miles from the shore of Lake Erie, and 20 miles from Cleveland, and count no less than 4000 persons under their leader, Joe Smith. They have been lately joined by a shrewd literary person, named Sydney Rigdon, formerly a preacher of the doctrine of Campbell. He is the Grand Vizer to Smith; and under their decision a banking house has been established, of which Smith is president and Rigdom cashier. The issues have been about $150,000. -- The bank failed. They have several mills on their property. The houses are small, including the Prophet Joe's. The temple is a beautiful building of rough stone, three stories high, and 70 to 75 feet square. Each of the two principal apartments holds twelve hundred persons. The joists of the interior are supported by six fluted columns. Each apartment contains six pulpits, arranged, gradatim, three at each end of the "Aaronic priesthood," and [three] at the other end for the "priesthood of Melchisidec." The slips are so constructed, that the audience can face either pulpit, as may be required. In the highest seat for the "Aaronic priesthood," sits the reverend father of the prophet; the next below is occupied by Joe, and his prime minister, Rigdon. The attic story is occupied as school rooms, five in number, where the various branches of English, Latin, Greek and Hebrew languages are taught to a great number of students. The actual cost of the temple is not known, but it is estimated to have cost not less than $60,000.
Vol. XXI. Rochester, Tuesday, September 12, 1837. No. 36.
Joe Smith baptised a number of converts to the Mormon humbug, by immersion at Chambersburgh, Pa. on Sunday, 14th Aug. ...
Vol. XXII. Rochester, Tuesday, June 5, 1838. No. 23.
From the Buffalo Com. Adv.
OUTRAGE. -- The following is from an individual well known to us. We know not what aggravating circumstances attended the conduct of Mr. Sweat, which led to this outrage upon his person; but this resort to "Lynch Law," by the populace, is always to be deprecated. Tar and feathers do not, it is true, jeopardize life -- but the mob had but to carry the principle on which they acted a little farther, to have placed a halter around the neck of their victim and swung him up on the first sapling they came to.
Vol. XXII. Rochester, Tuesday, October 2, 1838. No. 40.
Two or three Mormon preachers have lately been lecturing in Brooklyn; and it is said that they have converted a number of citizens. It would be surprising if there were not some fools there to be gulled. Mathias gained proselytes, and why may not the Mormons?
Vol. XXII. Rochester, Tuesday, October 16, 1838. No. 42.
The [Mormon] Troubles. -- There is nothing later from this new scene of difficulty. The Western Star, published at Liberty, in Clay County, Missouri, gives, under date of the 14th ult., an account of the origin and progress of the excitement which prevailed. From this statement, it appears, that at the late election in Daviess county, a citizen objected to a Mormon voting, which brought about angry words -- the Mormon was struck with a club, and in return used the same weapon himself, and before the affair terminated, several on both sides were engaged, and knives freely used. No person was killed, but some cut and bruised.
Vol. XXII. Rochester, Tuesday, October 23, 1838. No. 43.
THE MORMONS -- LATEST. -- The St. Louis Republican of the 1st inst., states that General Atchison had easily arranged the war with about two hundred men. A full investigation by General A. of the whole matter, satisfied him that the Mormons were the injured party, and that the statements of Justice Black and others, of the Mormons' threats and attempts to force persons to sign a paper, and to swear allegiance to Joe Smith, were entirely false and groundless. General A. easily succeeded, after learning the whole facts, in restoring peace and quiet to the country, and in dispersing all armed forces in the neighborhood.
Vol. XXII. Rochester, Tuesday, November 20, 1838. No. 47.
Correspondence of the N. Y. Daily Express.
Office of the Missourian, (Fayette, Mo.)
October 27, 1838.
LATER AND MORE DREADFUL NEWS.
Vol. XXII. Rochester, Tuesday, November 27, 1838. No. 48.
RICHMOND, RAY COUNTY, Mo.
Vol. XXII. Rochester, Tuesday, December 4, 1838. No. 50.
From the St. Louis Republican.
The Western mail, yesterday, brought us some additional particulars in regard to the disturbances in Caldwell county. The Far West, published at Liberty, states that Gen. Clark still remained at the town of Far West, having under his command 1300 men, who were employed in guarding the captured Mormons. The General had despatched an order to Gen. Lucas, commanding him to return Jo and Hiram Smith, Rigdon, Wright, Robinson and Hunt, for trial in Richmond, Ray county. Gen. Lucas was on his way to Jackson county, and, it is said, refused to obey this order. A great many of the Mormons had made their escape from Caldwell county, leaving their families.
Vol. VI. Rochester, NY, December 7, 1838. No. 277.
The Mormons. -- From the Boonesville Emigrant of the 15th, we extract the following"
Vol. VI. Rochester, NY, December 11, 1838. No. 277.
The Mormons. -- From the Boonesville Emigrant of the 15th, we extract the following"
Vol. VI. Rochester, NY, December 26, 1838. No. 290.
The Mormons. -- We perceive from the proceedings of the Missouri Legislature, that a memorial, asking pecuniary aid for the Mormon women and children of Caldwell county, was laid before that body on the third inst. "It appears that the houses of many of the Mormons in that country have been burned down; that about 600 [sic, 60?] Mormon men, all of them married, have been arrested and imprisoned, 40 killed, and 100 compelled to fly to escape the vengeance of the citizens, and that 200 women, most of whom had small children are thus left destitute, with no food to keep them from starvation and no shelter to protect them from the winter storms. -- We trusr that the State, through her Legislature, will promptly do what she can to repair the foul and creul wrongs perpetrated by her citizens."
Vol. VI. Rochester, NY, December 29, 1838. No. 292.
Correspondence of the Journal of Commerce.
Our Mormon war from the beginning to end has been so disgraceful to our citizens, that I am ashamed to speak of it. There were three Yankees, part of whom you know, who offered their services as spies and took fourteen prisoners, which was more than were taken by the whole army besides on their march out. One of these prisoners was killed after he was brought into camp before our eyes. The Yankee who brought him in reported the matter to the General, but nothing was done about it. -- Joe Smith and all the leaders will probably be sacrificed.
Vol. VII. Rochester, NY, Jan. 9, 1839. No. 7.
Mormons. -- About 30 of these fanatics have been examined by the Court at Richmond, Missouri, and have been discharged. There are yet in custody about 35 who are detained for indictment and trial, some for arson, burglary, robbery and larceny.
< Vol. VII. Rochester, NY, Feb. 9, 1839. No. 34.
The Mormons. -- A letter from S. Rigdon, one of the Mormon Chiefs, confined in the jail at Liberty, Missouri, gives the following affecting picture of the persecutions of this deluded class of fanatics. --
Vol. VII. Rochester, NY, Feb. 27, 1839. No. 49.
Extract of a letter from a gentleman in Missouri:
Vol. VII. Rochester, NY, May 28, 1839. No. 124.
From the New York Observer.
Vol. XXIII. Rochester, Tuesday, June 11, 1839. No. 24.
The Mormons. -- Great numbers of these people are collcting in the neighborhood of Fort Madison, Iowa Territory, where they design to establish a permanent settlement. About five hundred have already arrived and commenced their labors.
Vol. XXIII. Rochester, Tuesday, July 9, 1839. No. 28.
==> The details of the atrocities committed upon the Mormons in Missouri, as contained in the paragraphs below, are of the most sickening nature. We can only wonder that such monstrous crimes have been committed in the open day at this age of the world, in the United States of America, and are suffered to go unpunished. That the Mormons are infatuated wretches furnishes not the shadow of a justification for the murderous treatment which they have received.
Vol. XXIII. Rochester, Tuesday, August 20, 1839. No. 34.
Joe Smith, the Mormon Prophet. -- It is stated in the Jeffersonian, that Gov. Boggs has called on the proper officers for the necessary papers, with a view of making a demand from the Governors of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin for the persons of Joseph Smith, jr., Sidney Rigden [sic], Lyman Wright [sic] and others of the Mormons who are now fugitives from Justice. --
Vol. XXIII. Rochester, Tuesday, October 22, 1839. No. 43.
THE MORMONS. -- One of the Mormons, [King] Follet, indected for murder in the late disturbances between the citizens and the Mormons, has been tried at Columbia, Missouri,and acquitted.