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By S. M. Bartlett.] Quincy, Illinois, Sat., Jan. 4, 1840. [Vol. 2 - No. 36.
By S. M. Bartlett.] Quincy, Illinois, Sat., Jan. 25, 1840. [Vol. 2 - No. 39.
By S. M. Bartlett.] Quincy, Illinois, Sat., Feb.29, 1840. [VoL. 2 - No. 44.
MORMONS IN CONGRESS. -- On the 28th, during the morning hour, a memorial was presented by Mr. Young of Illinois from Joseph Smith and others, Mormons, asking for the aid of Congress to redress their grievances, and compensate them for losses incurred, as they state, while in Missouri. After a short discussion, the memorial was laid on the table for the present.
By S. M. Bartlett.] Quincy, Illinois, Sat., Mar. 7, 1840. [Vol. 2 - No. 45.
==> We regret to see by the following communication from Houston, that there is a spirit existing in that section of the country, adverse to the Mormons. We heartily endorse the sentiments of the communication. Whoever attempts to get up an excitement against them, and would seek to re-act the Missouri scenes towards this people in this country, should be looked upon as an enemy of society and good order; and the law, if nothing else will, should compel him to respect the rights of others and what is due to the peace of community.
By S. M. Bartlett.] Quincy, Illinois, Sat., Mar. 14, 1840. [Vol. 2 - No. 46.
==> There is a shameful notice of Mr. Joseph Smith, of the Latter Day Saints in the Rushville Loco Foco paper, referring to his late visit to Washington City. We are at a loss to conceive of the motive of the editor for abusing Mr. Smith, unless it be, that he has understood, Mr. S. has cut loose from the party thralldom of Van Buren, Benton & Co. It is one of the ruling principles of the press of that party, from the Globe downward, to abuse and slander a man, the moment he betrays independence enough to think and judge for himself, without consulting those in high places. In hunting down game of this kind they all -- "Tray, Blanche, Sweetheart, little dog and all," -- set up an universal yelp and seem to be perfectly at home in the delightful amusement of tearing the character to pieces. Thank heaven, their day is passing away with the waning power of Van Buren, and the purification of our public counsels is not the only benefit the morals of the nation will derive from the election of Harrison.
By S. M. Bartlett.] Quincy, Illinois, Sat., May 23, 1840. [Vol. 3 - No. 4.
==> Messrs. Robinson & Smith, publishers of the Mormon publication at Commerce, entitled "Times and Seasons." have issued proposals for publishing a newspaper at the same place, of the super royal size, at the low price of two dollars per annum. Neutral as to politics.
By S. M. Bartlett.] Quincy, Illinois, Sat., May 30, 1840. [Vol. 3 - No. 5.
By S. M. Bartlett.] Quincy, Illinois, Sat., June 26, 1840. [Vol. 3 - No. 9.
THE MORMONS. --
We are authorized to announce that EBENEZER ROBINSON, of Nauvoo, is a candidate for Representative, at the August election, in Hancock county,
By S. M. Bartlett.] Quincy, Illinois, Sat., July 4, 1840. [Vol. 3 - No. 10.
==> Mr. EBENEZER ROBINSON, of Nauvoo, Hancock County, has requested us to state to his friends, that private business compells him to decline running for a seat in the next Legislature from that county.
By S. M. Bartlett.] Quincy, Illinois, Sat., July 11, 1840. [Vol. 3 - No. 11.
By S. M. Bartlett.] Quincy, Illinois, Sat., July 18, 1840. [Vol. 3 - No. 12.
By S. M. Bartlett.] Quincy, Illinois, Sat., July 25, 1840. [Vol. 3 - No. 13.
THE TULLY AFFAIR.
As little as we think of the following communications as a composition, we are bound, we suppose, in courtesy to give it a place. If outrages have been committed by any of the citizens of Tully, it is certainly a poor defence of their conduct. It is not a satisfactory reply to any part of what appeared in the last Whig in relation to this matter. So far as this communication refers to the editorial remarks which preceded the proceedings of the meeting at Nauvoo, we care but little about it -- it may go for what it is worth. What we said then, we had authority for, and we believed it due to justice and humanity to say what we did. -- The same information we published, was contained in certain affidavits which were laid before the Governor; and certainly men's oaths should have far more credit than the mere denial of the opposite party. There are many other reasons why this communication will have but little weight with the public; in the first place it was made up altogether of assertions without sufficient proof; in the second place, the communication abounds in general abuse of the whole Mormon denomination, and makes them all responsible for what may hereafter appear to be overt acts of a few; and in the third place, it neither affirms or denies that outrages have or have not been committed by the people of Tully, that men were inhumanly scourged into the confession of crime, that it may hereafter appear they were innocent of. -- If they had suspicions that any of the Mormons had stolen their property, why did they not appeal to the laws of Illinois, to assist them in ferreting out the thieves? Why did the abduct individuals from the State, and assume the punishment of crime, without a form of law or any thing of the kind? Do they believe that the laws of Illinois will justify any one in the commission of crime? Do they believe the citizens of Illinois would harbor or uphold any class of men or Society in their depredations upon their neighbors of Missouri? Certainly they cannot. But this communication charges the crime upon the whole Society. There may be bad men among the Mormons -- and what Society is there not? -- but it does not argue, that because such is the case, that the whole denomination should be condemned.
Vol. ? Quincy, Illinois, Sat., July 25, 1840. No. ?
HISTORY OF THE MORMONS.
Just received and for sale, a History of the Mormons, containing an accurate account of the late Mormon War, by John Corrill, formerly an Elder of the Mormon Church, and a late member of the Legislature of Missouri, from Caldwell County. Price 25 cents.
By S. M. Bartlett.] Quincy, Illinois, Sat., Sept. 12, 1840. [Vol. 3 - No. 20.
THE MORMONS. -- We learn that the agent or officer despatched by Governor Carlin to the Governor of Missouri, for the purpose of demanding the authors of the outrages committed upon certain Mormon citizens of this State, at Tully, in July last, has returned, and that the demand was successful. The authors of the outrage will be given up, to be dealt with according to our laws.
Vol. ? Quincy, Illinois, Sat., September 12, 1840. No. ?
...Governor Carlin has issued process for the arrest of Joe Smith and S. Rigdon, and their delivery to Missouri Authorities...
By S. M. Bartlett.] Quincy, Illinois, Sat., Sept. 26, 1840. [Vol. 3 - No. 22.
==> We thought it turn out a farce. The Missouri authorities have not given up -- nor never will, -- the authors of the outrage upon the Mormons at Tully, in July last.
Vol. ? Quincy, Illinois, Sat., September 26, 1840. No. ?
...The Gov. of Missouri however, soon made a formal demand of the Gov. of Ill. for the surrender to the authorities of, etc. Here they, (the whigs) would if possessed of power hold themselves superior to law, and proceed in such a manner as would lead to serious difficulties between the two States...
By S. M. Bartlett.] Quincy, Illinois, Sat., Oct. 3, 1840 [Vol. 3 - No. 23.
GOV. CARLIN, SMITH AND RIGDON.
"The Gov. of Missouri however, soon made a formal demand of the Gov. of Ill. for the surrender to the authorities of, etc. Here they, (the whigs) would if possessed of power hold themselves superior to law, and proceed in such a manner as would lead to serious difficulties between the two States." Argus.
By S. M. Bartlett.] Quincy, Illinois, Sat., Oct. 10, 1840. [Vol. 3 - No. 24.
MORMON CONFERENCE. -- This people held a Conference at Nauvoo on Saturday last which continued three days. It is estimated that there was not far from three thousand in attendance. A gentleman who was present, speaks in the highest terms of the appearance of the immense assemblage, and the good order which prevailed. The mild and humane laws of our State, and the tolerating and liberating principles which abound among our people, are having their just and proper effect upon this people -- their Society is not only increasing in numbers, but individually their condition is greatly improved, surrounded as they are by the gifts of an over-ruling power. We learn, that they are expecting a large accession to their numbers in a short time from England -- one of their preachers, a Mr. Turley, having met with distinguished success in that country.
By S. M. Bartlett.] Quincy, Illinois, Sat., Oct. 17, 1840. [Vol. 3 - No. 25.
A GLANCE AT THE MORMONS.
Since the Mormons were expelled from the State of Missouri, they have purchased the town of Commerce, a situation of surpassing beauty, at the head of the lower rapids, on the Illinois shore of the upper Mississippi river. The name of the place they recently changed to Nauvoo, the Hebrew term for Fair or Beautiful. Around this place, as their centre, they are daily gathering from almost every quarter: and several hundred new houses, created within the last few months; attest to the passing traveller the energy, industry, and self-denial with which the community is imbued. They have also obtained possession of extensive lands on the opposite side of the river, in that charming portion of Iowa Territory, known as the 'Half Breed Reservation;' and there, upon the rolling and fertile prairies, they are rapidly selecting their homes and opening their farms. As the traveller now passes through those natural parks and fields of flowers, which the hand of the Creator seems to have originally planted there for the inspection of his own eye, he beholds their cabins dotted down in the most enchanting perspective, either on the borders of the timber, or beside the springs and streams of living water, which are interspersed on every hand.
By S. M. Bartlett.] Quincy, Illinois, Sat., Oct. 24, 1840. [Vol. 3 - No. 26.
From the Times and Seasons.
To the Commandants of Independent Companies: --
By S. M. Bartlett.] Quincy, Illinois, Sat., Nov. 7, 1840. [Vol. 3 - No. 28.
==> The following bulletin was issued from this office last Tuesday, and is believed to be correct:
TUESDAY, 2 o'clock.
The result in this county is full equal in our expectations. The Harrison electorial ticket has a majority of 750! -- being a gain of over 350 since last August!
(There is something connected with the vote at Nauvoo precinct, which needs explanation. Two hundred Mormon voters were induced to erase the name of A. Lincoln, from the whig electoral ticket, and substitute the name of James H. Ralston, in his stead. Rumor says that the Hon. Richard M. Young, of the U. S. Senate, and the "little giant," Stephen A. Douglass, who wants to go to Congress, were present at this election, and of course their names are freely used in connection with this little petty trick. If these rumors should prove correct, we shall have a column to spare for their benefit hereafter.)
...Commerce 410 [whig majority] except that Ralston run ahead of the Van Buren ticket some 200... Our majority in this county will be between 7 and 800.
By S. M. Bartlett.] Quincy, Illinois, Sat., Nov. 14, 1840. [Vol. 3 - No. 29.
By S. M. Bartlett.] Quincy, Illinois, Sat., Nov. 21, 1840. [Vol. 3 - No. 30.
"TIMES AND SEASONS." -- We have received from Nauvoo, a monthly paper under this title. This is of Mormon origin and advocates the Mormon cause. The "Mormons, Shakers, and a few other select bands of people seem to be the only honest and disinterested body of men now extant.