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Vol. XXIV. Rochester, Tuesday, October 6, 1840. No. 39.
THE MORMONS. --The Quiney Whig states that Gov. Boggs, has agreed to comply with the requisition of Gov. Carlin, of Illinois, for the delivery of the persons concerned in outrages upon certain Mormon citizens of Illiiiois, at Tully. And that in like manner, Gov. Boggs has demanded, and Gov. Carlin has agreed to deliver up, Joseph Smith, Jr. and Sidney Rigdon, as runaway criminals from Missouri.
Vol. IX. Rochester, NY, June 23, 1841. No. ?
Martin Harris, the Mormon.
"... [Martin Harris'] death was recently announced, in a letter from the vicinity of Nauvoo, the Mormon headquarters. He abandoned the Mormons some time previously, and had been lecturing against them. He was found dead, two or three weeks since, having been shot through the head with a pistol. No doubt was entertained of his having been murdered.
Vol. X. Rochester, NY, April 16, 1842. No. 90.
D I E D.
At Oberlin, Ohio, on the 2d last, in the 43d year of her age, Mrs. Amanda Cowdery, consort of Franklin Cowdery, Esq., formerly of Rochester, N. Y.
Vol. XXVI. Rochester, Tuesday, July 5, 1842. No. 10.
Orson Pratt, a Mormon preacher; has been nominated as a representative to the legislature of Illinois, on a union ticket. Mr. Pratt formerly lived in this city, but is now at Nauvoo. --
NS. Vol. I. Rochester, Wednesday, July 20, 1842. No. 69.
We publish, entire, from the Sangamon Journal, the opening of the series of disclosures promised by the late Mayor of Nauvoo, on Joe Smithism, omitting the miserable effort of the Journal to make political capital on the presumption that, because the communication was presented to that paper, the democratic papers declined to publish it, lest it should effect the democratic party adversely, at the coming election. But for this insinuation of the Journal -- the communication itself hints at nothing of the kind -- we should never have thought about it having any political object; but we have our suspicions now that the whigs design to make something out of it, if they can.
Vol. XXVI. Rochester, Tuesday, July 26, 1842. No. 13.
ASTONISHING MORMON DISCLOSURES.
Vol. XXVI. Rochester, Tuesday, October 4, 1842. No. 24.
THE MORMONS. -- Two Mormon elders recently visited Cincinnati, and delivered an address. They have furnished the editor of the Republican with the following information in relation to the city of Nauvoo:
Vol. XXVII. Rochester, Tuesday, May 19, 1843. No. 4.
THE MORMONS. -- The St. Louis Republican, of the 5th instant, says: -- "Gen. Joseph Smith, (the Prophet) Mayor of the city of Nauvoo, has published a proclamation in the Nauvoo Wasp, addressed to the citizens of the holy city, stating that there exists, up and down the Mississippi, and round about the city of Nauvoo, a band of desperadoes, bound by oaths of secrecy, under severe penalties; and that he understands some of the members, who have, through falsehood and deceit, been drawn into their snares, are, through fear of the execution of said penalties on their persons, prevented from divulging their secret plans and depredations; the Prophet Mayor, therefore grants and insures protection against all personal violence, to each and every citizen of the holy city, who will freely and voluntarily come forward and truly make known the names of all such abominable characters."
Vol. XXVII. Rochester, Tuesday, June 20, 1843. No. 8.
(For the Daily Advertiser.)
MR. EDITOR. -- Perhaps an item of information in relation to the far famed city of Nauvoo, might be of interest to your readers, and the public generally -- inasmuch obtained by a residence in that city.
Vol. XXVII. Rochester, Tuesday, August 29, 1843. No. 18.
NAUVOO. -- We spent a Sunday with the Mormons at their city of Nauvoo, and attended their service in a grove both morning and evening. The great prophet of these "Latter Day Saints," Joe; Smith, addressed the meeting in the morning for about two hours, much of which related to his late arrest and release under a habeas corpus, as an accessary, we believe, in the attempt on the life of Ex-Governor Boggs. He then, for the first time in his life, as he said, and as for our especial information, ran his parallel of the Mormon faith with other denominations of Christians; and to hear the conclusion, you could not say but they were good othodox Baptists, but in some of their forms they run close into Catholicism. He is a bad speaker, and appears to be very imperfectly educated.
Vol. XXVII. Rochester, Tuesday, September 5, 1843. No. 19.
PROSPECT OF ANOTHER MORMON WAR. -- The St. Louis New Era, of the 16th inst., says:
Vol. XXVIII. Rochester, Tuesday, January 23, 1844. No. 38.
KIDNAPPING MORMONS. -- A Springfield correspondent of the St. Louis Republican writes under date of the 19th:
Vol. XXVIII. Rochester, Tuesday, February 6, 1844. No. 40.
THE MORMONS. -- An intelligent gentleman who resides in the vicinity of Nauvoo, informs the editor of the Cleveland Herald, that the Mormons are receiving constant accessions to their numbers from various portions of the United States and from Europe -- that the Great Temple is progressing slowly -- and that "Gen. Joseph Smith" is becoming more and more dictatorial and threatening towards the worldly powers that be, and more impious in his pretensions to the character of a prophet. Still he is so much of the "earth, earthly," that he fears kidnapping or assassination by the "evil mind ed Missourians," and keeps a portion of his forty policemen pretty constantly about his person! Smith keeps a tavern called the Nauvoo House, anfd by special ordinance monopolizes the liquor trade at 12 1/2 cents a glass!
Vol. XXVIII. Rochester, Tuesday, April 30, 1844. No. 52.
MORMONS. -- A steamer recently arrived at St. Louis, having been more than five weeks on the voyage from New Orleans up. She broke her shaft three times on the way and had to lie by. She had on board 216 English emigrants, all Mormons, bound for Nauvoo. A large portion of them were women, boys, girls, and small children. Three children were born on the boat on her way from New Orleans to St. Louis.
Vol. XXVIII. Rochester, Tuesday, May 7, 1844. Whole 1427.
NAUVOO. -- Sunday, 7th inst., was a great day with the Mormons. From fifteen to twenty-five thousand persons were present at the temple on this occasion. Sidney Rigdon, who has been for a time suspended from his ministerial functions, was orator of the day.
Vol. XXVIII. Rochester, Tuesday, June 18, 1844. Whole 1433.
MORMONISM. -- About forty Mormons arrived here yesterday on the steamer Victress from Cincinnati. They are from Vermont, and Massachusetts, on their way to Nauvoo. --
NS. Vol. ? Rochester, Thursday, July 4, 1844. No. ?
"Later From Nauvoo."
The St. Louis Reveille of Sunday, says:
NS. Vol. ? Rochester, Monday, July 8, 1844. No. ?
MORMONS IN BOSTON. -- The centre of the land of "notions" was enlivened on Tuesday, with a Mormon Convention, the entire object of which was to bring out the Prophet Smith for the Presidency. There were several speakers from Nauvoo. Finally some youngsters raised a row and broke up the meeting. No lives lost or bones broken.
NS. Vol. ? Rochester, Tuesday, July 9, 1844. No. ?
NEWS FROM THE WEST.
Intelligence was received last evening by the Steamboat Harrison, Capt. Atwood, of the death of Joe Smith, the Mormon Prophet, and his brother Hyram. The particulars as near as we could learn were these. Joe Smith and his brother Hyram, having been charged with various crimes and indicted, were arrested, taken to Carthage and committed to jail to await their trial. An attempt at rescue having been threatened, was expected, and a strong guard placed round the jail to prevent it. -- The Mormons gathered in force to effect the release of their leaders, marched to Carthage, and made an attack upon the guard. The latter finding themselves too weak to defend their charge and beat off their opponents, and bring withal wrought up to the highest pitch of exasperation, entered the jail and shot both the Prophet and his brother as the only means of preventing their escape. The Prophet was pierced with four balls, and killed instantly, as also was his brother.
NS. Vol. ? Rochester, Tuesday, July 16, 1844. No. ?
Death of Joseph Smith, and his Brother Confirmed.
A gentleman who was present, at the time of the slaughter, informs the Cincinnati Chronicle as follows:
Vol. XXVIII. Rochester, Tuesday, July 16, 1844. Whole 1437.
More Mormon News.
From passengers and officers of the steamboat Dove, as we learn that on yesterday a messenger from Governor Ford arrived at Rushville, calling on the militia to march speedily to Carthage to resist an attack apprehended from the Mormons. He stated that about 4 o'clock on the 27th, a mob of two hundred men armed, painted, and disguised, came to Carthage, demanded the key of the jail and took out Joe Smith, Hyrum Smith, and Wm. Richards, and shot them forthwith. They were fearful that the Mormons would retaliate this murder, by burning Carthage and Warsaw. Several hundred of the militia were about to march for Schuyler county when the Dove left. The governor's message arrived at Rushville about 12 o'clock. Those who came down on the boat consider this news as authentic. It was cruel and cowardly to murder the unarmed prisoners when they had surrendered themselves, and were in the custody of the laws; the word of the Governor and the faith of the Saints were pledged to ptotect them from mobs, and to procure them a fair trial.
NS. Vol. ? Rochester, Monday, July 22, 1844. No. ?
MORMON ACCOUNT OF THE MURDER OF JOE SMITH.
On Monday the 24th inst. after Gov. Ford had sent word that those eighteen persons demanded on a warrant, among whom were Joseph Smith and Hyrum Smith, should be protected, by the Militia of the State, they in company with some ten or twelve others, started for Carthage. Four miles from that place, they were met by Capt. Dunn, with a company of cavalry, who had an order from the Gov. for the "State Arms." -- Gen. Smith endorsed his acceptance of the same, and both parties returned to Nauvoo to obtain same arms. After the arms were obtained both parties took up the line of march for Carthage, where they arrived about five minutes before twelve o'clock at night. Capt. Dunn nobly acquitting himself, landed us safely at Hamilton's Hotel. In the morning we saw the Governor and he pledged the faith of the State. that we should be protected. General Smith and his brother Hiram were arrested by a warrant founded upon the oaths of H. O. Norton and Augustine Spencer for treason. Knowing the threats from several persons, that the two Smiths should never leave Carthage alive, we all began to be alarmed for their personal safety. The Gov. and Gen. Demming conducted them before the McDonough troops and introduced as Gen. Joseph Smith and Gen. Hiram Smith. This maneuver came near raising a mutiny among the "Carthage Grays," but the Governor quelled it. In the afternoon, after great exertions on the part of our counsel, we dispensed with an investigation, and voluntarily gave bail for our appearance to the Circuit Court, to answer in the case of abating the Nauvoo Expositor, as a nuisance. At evening the Justice made out a mittimus, without an investigation, and committed the two Gen. Smiths to prison until discharged by due course of law, and they were safely guarded to jail. In the morning the Governor went to jail and had an interview with these men, and to every appearance all things were explained on both sides. The constable then went to take these men from the jail, before the Justice for examination, but the jailer refused to let them go, as they were under his direction "till discharged by due course of law;" but the Governor's troops, to the amount of one or two hundred, took them to the Court House, when the hearing was continued till Saturday the 29th, and they were remanded to jail. ... It now began to be rumored by several men, whose names will be forthcoming in time, that there was nothing against these men, the law could not reach them, but powder and ball would! The Governor was made acquainted with these facts, but on the morning of the 27th, he disbanded McDonough's troops, and sent them home; took Captain Dunn's company of cavalry and proceeded to Nauvoo, leaving these two men and three or four friends, to be guarded by eight men at the jail; and a company in town of 60 men, 80 to 100 rods from the jail, as a corps in reserve. About six o'clock in the afternoon the guard was surprised by an armed mob of from 150 to 250, painted red and black and yellow, which surrounded the jail, forced in -- poured a shower of bullets into the room where these unfortunate men were held, "in durance vile," to answer to the laws of Illinois; under the solemn pledge of the faith of the State, by Gov. Ford, that they should be protected, but the mob ruled! They fell as martyrs amid this tornado of lead, receiving four bullets! -- John Taylor was wounded by four bullets in his limbs but not seriously. Thus perishes the hope of law; thus vanishes the plighted faith of the State; thus the blood of innocence stains the constituted authorities of the United States, and thus have 2 among the most noble martyrs since the slaughter of Abel, sealed the truth of their divine mission, by being shot, by a mob for their religion! Messengers were dispatched to Nauvoo, but did not reach there till morning.
NS. Vol. ? Rochester, Monday, August 4, 1844. No. ?
NAUVOO. -- "Manhattan," the now perambulating correspondent of the Journal of Commerce, under date of July 13, says:
Vol. XII. Rochester, NY, Aug. 5, 1844. No. 177.
THE MORMONS. -- Good order reigned at our latest dates from Nauvoo. The work on the Temple was continued as previous to the violent death of the Prophet, and no change of note had taken place in the Government of the city or church. We learn from a source likely to be well informed, that the reports in regard to a probable successor to Smith are unfounded, and that the contingency of his death had been provided for by the appointment of the Twelve Elders on whom the management of the Church of the Latter Day Saints now devolves. The Elders are men of tried faith and experience, and it is to be anticipated that the interests of the sect will be well cared for under their administration.
Vol. XXVIII. Rochester, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 1844. No. 37.
NAUVOO NEWS. -- The Warsaw Signal says that Daniel Spencer has heen elected mayor of Nauvoo pro. tem. George Miller and Whitney have been, elected trustees of the church property, and under their management the Temple is progressing rapidly. Samuel H. Smith, brother of the Prophet, died at Nauvoo about two weeks since. -- William is now the only surviving brother. Sidney Rigdon, who claimed the leadership of the church on the ground of his being the only survivor of the first Presidency, and also, on the ground of his having been named by Joe at one time as his successor, has had his claims rejected by the twelve, who have decided not to have one man for leader, but that the church shall be governed by them collectively.