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Charless & Pasehall.] St. Louis, Tuesday, April 20, 1841. [Vol. XIX. - No. 2347.
THE MORMONS' CITY. -- The corner stone of the Temple at Nauvoo, was laid on the 8th inst. Between 8 and 12,000 persons were supposed to be present. The Warsaw World says, that the Nauvoo Legion, 650 strong, commanded by Gen. Bennet, under direction of the Prophet, made a respectable appearance. Mr. Rigdon officiated at the laying of the corner stone, and addressed the assembly in a very energetic manner for an hour. All the proceedings were conducted with great order and judgment.
Charless & Pasehall.] St. Louis, Saturday, May 29, 1841. [Vol. XX - No. 2381.
An officer of one of the steamboats that lately arrived at our wharf from above informs us that the Governor of Illinois has, bona fide, become a Mormon. fide, become a Mormon. There had been several hundred Mormons, from New York and England, who had lately made a "descent" upon Nauvoo, and the circumjacent regions, by way of making a settlement there. This colony was beheld with alarm by many of the dispassionate inhabitants in that part of the State. Both the American, and English emigrants of that persuasion, had come there at least as well armed and accoutered for the fight, as for agriculture; not one male among them that knew how to use fire arms, but had his rifle, his pistol, and many others of them their snicker-snee. With the colony from New York, there had been several young women decoyed off from parents and friends, with them by means of promises the most extravagant, and descriptions of country more romantic than ever entered into Arabian tale. The fruits of the earth, even in a state of nature, were as the Garden of Eden before it had been cursed with thorns and thistles; the strawberries there in a state of nature being equal to pomegranates! -- One of these deluded young women, at the sight of this paradise, gave expression to her disappointment that bordered upon despair -- so different was the real scenery from the representation, and so complete, so hopeless as to deliverance, was her captivity. The fact of the Governor's joining this society, was looked upon as no unmeaning "sign of the times" to come. Such is the rumor we have. They are also building an extensive something which they call a temple, but which has much more the appearance of fort.
Charless & Pasehall.] St. Louis, Monday, June 21, 1841. [Vol. XX. - No. 2400.
Gov. Carlin , of Illinois, has revoked the commission of Ass't. Qr. Master, granted to Gen. Benett, the Mormonite, and the arms in the depot at Nauvoo are to be removed.
Charless & Pasehall.] St. Louis, Thursday, August 5, 1841. [Vol. XX. - No. 2438.
MORMONS. -- Within the last ten days, says the Illinois (Ottawa,) Free Trader, between three and four hundred Mormons passed though this place on their way to the Mormon settlement in Hancock county, in this State. On Tuesday last we counted seventeen wagons, occupied with men, women and children, all wending their way towards the settlement of the "Latter Day Saints." We understand they were from western New York, and their appearance was quite respectable, apparently being composed chiefly of farmers.
Charless & Pasehall.] St. Louis, Saturday, August 7, 1841. [Vol. XX - No. 2440.
MORMONS IN NEW JERSEY. -- The Trenton State Gazette states that the Mormons have two societies in Monmouth county, one at Horner's town and the other at Tom's River. About 100 belong to the former and 70 or 80 to the latter. They have also meetings regularly, once a week at New Egypt, besides occasional meetings at other places.
Charless & Pasehall.] St. Louis, Tuesday, August 17, 1841. [Vol. XX. - No. 2449.
Charless & Pasehall.] St. Louis, Wednesday, August 18, 1841. [Vol. XX. - No. 2450.
THE MORMONS. -- The last Mormon paper (Times and Seasons) mentions the return to Nauvoo, with one exception, of "the twelve," who went to England about two years ago to discipline that nation. According to the papers before us they were highly successful, and we suppose it is to their agency that we may attribute the numerous reported arrivals of emigrants from that country within the last year. An extract from the journal of one of the twelve, records the conversion of "about thirty in one family and its connections, six of whom were ordained to be fellow laborers in the vinyard."
Charless & Pasehall.] St. Louis, Thursday, September 2, 1841. [Vol. XX. - No. 2462.
THREATENED DISTURBANCE WITH THE MORMONS. -- We learn from the Hawk Eye, that two horses of Messrs. Kilbourne were poisoned. The act is attributed to the Mormons, because it occured whilst Messrs. K. were under examination on a charge of conspiracy against the Mormons. Great excitement was prevailing and serious consequences were apprehended.
Charless & Pasehall.] St. Louis, Friday, October 29, 1841. [Vol. XX - No. 2512.
Last week a body of Mormons, numbering about seventy individuals, passed through this city on their way to Nauvoo, Illinois, to join their fellow lunatics in that settlement. They were from Glocester, England, and arrived at Quebec in the Collins. They appeared to be quiet, inoffensive people, and possessed of some means. They call themselves the "Latter Day Saints," or Mormons, from having adopted the book of Mormon as a part of divine revelation. They believe in the efficacy of prayer as a means of curing all diseases. One of their children, when at the immigrant sheds, was seized with tooth ache, and two of them, laying their hands on her head, prayed that the Almighty would be pleased to relieve her. -- We do not know whether the deluded creatures had their delusion strengthened or weakened by the result. -- Montreal Herald.
Charless & Pasehall.] St. Louis, Saturday, November 20, 1841. [Vol. XX. - No. 2531.
==> The Gen. Pratte [sic - Pratt?] bro't up yesterday, two hundred and fifty Mormons. They are from England, and are going to Nauvoo, the city of the Latter Day Saints.
Charless & Pasehall.] St. Louis, Thursday, November 25, 1841. [Vol. XX. - No. 2535.
MORMONS AND MORMONISM.
We are indebted to a pious and intelligent gentleman of this city, for the following description of Mormonism, as it is to be found at Nauvoo, and of Jo Smith, its leader. The intelligent reader will scarcely believe that such humbuggery could be successfully practiced, at this day, upon the most credulous or ignorant of the community, yet it is so in this instance.
Charless & Pasehall.] St. Louis, Thursday, May 12, 1842. [Vol. XXI. - No. 5679.
A FOUL DEED. -- By the steamboat Thames, we learn that Liliburn W. Boggs, late Governor of this State, was most basely shot on the night of the 6th inst. at Independence, in this State. Gov. Boggs' residence was, we believe, in the suburb or edge of the town. The Clerk of the Thames has furnished us with the following statement of the particulars:
Charless & Pasehall.] St. Louis, Thursday, May 19, 1842. [Vol. XXI - No. ?
The Mormon prophet, Joseph Smith, is reported to have been killed in a recent affray in the vicinity of Nauvoo. We are without particulars.
Charless & Pasehall.] St. Louis, Monday, June 6, 1842. [Vol. XXI - No. ?
After the recent dastardly attempt to assassinate Gov. Boggs, Joe Smith appears to have entertained some apprehension for his safety. It was said by the Reporter at that time, that there was a suspicion that the attack on Gov. Boggs gad been made by a Mormon. How far the movements of the Prophet gives sanction to this surmise every one can judge. We find in the "Wasp" the following notice of a guard extablished in Nauvoo:
Charless & Pasehall.] St. Louis, Tuesday, July 12, 1842. [Vol. XXI - No. 5731.
THE MORMON CHURCH.
There appears to be a very considerable flare up in the church, and it is probable from the rancor of feeling manifested, and the influence of the parties involved in the contest, that the church itself may be shaken to her foundation by this distirbance. When such splits begin in a body held together only as this is, there is no telling where it will stop. The last Warsaw Signal contains the following:
Charless & Pasehall.] St. Louis, Friday, July 15, 1842. [Vol. XXI - No. ?
An article in relation to the Mormons and the disclosures of Gen. Bennett, prepared for this morning's paper, we are compelled to omit for want of room.
Charless & Pasehall.] St. Louis, Monday, July 25, 1842. [Vol. XXI - No. ?
TURNING THE TABLES. -- It is said Joe Smith, the Mormon Prophet, has requested Gov. Carlin to demand of the Governor of this State the arrest and delivery of Gen. Bennet. Joe charges Bennet of being guilty of treason against the State of Illinois.
Charless & Pasehall.] St. Louis, Monday, August 8, 1842. [Vol. XII - No. ?
It is stated that Gov. Reynolds has demanded Joe Smith and Orin P. Rockwell of the Governor of Illinois, -- Governor Carlin; now the election is over, he can afford to let Joe go.
Charless & Pasehall.] St. Louis, Friday, August 12, 1842. [Vol. XII - No. ?
GOV. CARLIN AND JOE SMITH. -- We received per the Glocous yesterday evening, a communication from Quincy, Ill., dated the 9th inst., which from the lateness of the hour, cannot be [imeried?] entire this morning. -- The substance is about this: Since the election, Governor Carlin has resolved to comply with the requisition of A. P. Rockwell. The Sheriff of Hancock county, elected at the recent election, being a Mormon, the writ was placed in the hands of the Sheriff of Adams county. -- The Sheriff repaired to Nauvoo and arrested Smith and Rockwell, when a habeas corpus, was issued by some of the Nauvoo authorities, and the prisoners taken out of the Sheriff's custody and released. The Sheriff had just returned to Quincy and reported the facts. Our informant says that it was [eminently] reported, while he was writing, that Gov. Carlin was then in the act of issuing orders calling out the military to enforce the arrest, and it was expected they would march on the day following to Nauvoo. Our correspondent, however, expresses the confident belief that when the troops reach the city, Joe and his colleague will be among the missing.
Charless & Pasehall.] St. Louis, Wednesday, September 14, 1842. [Vol. ? - No. ?
JOE SMITH NOT ABSQUATULATED. -- The report that Joe Smith and his accomplice in the attempted assassination of Gov. Boggs had gone to England is erroneous. He has been at or about Nauvoo ever since his arrest; for he knew full well that he was safer there than any where else. During this time he has been concealed by day, and now and then seen at night, thinking that after the excitement subsided, he could come forth with impunity. He went up the river on the steamboat Galena, Saturday night 3d. Six officers had caught the scent and were in warm pursuit. Where his destination, none knew; or those who do, are Mormons, and they maintain profound silence. It is supposed that Canada will be his first resting place for the present. His influence is on the wane; his sun has already reached its meridian height, and is now on the decline."