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Vol. IX. - No. 22. Palmyra, N. Y., Tues., Feb. 14, 1832. Whole 438.
Mormonism. -- This moral pest is increasing. We gather from the N. Y. papers that some miserable fanatics who profess the doctrines of that novel sect, have made a few converts in Pomfret, Chautauqua county, N. Y. One of their number died and the night after his burial, a party of "resurrection men" were disturbed while disinterring the deceased, and one of the offenders taken and bound over for trial -- The editor of the Censor gives a very flattering account of the intellectual endowments of the community in which he resides, when he says, the Mormonites have selected "a suitable field for operation, where nothing is too absurd to gain credence."
Vol. IV. Canandaigua, N. Y., March 14, 1832. No. 46.
A "NAIL." -- F. Cowdery is making arrangements to establish an unshackled and independent press at Albion. He will commence at early canal navigation with a new establishment, under favorable auspices.
Vol. IX. - No. 30. Palmyra, N. Y., Wed., Apr. 11, 1832. Whole 446.
Death of A Mormon Preacher. -- Died in Pomfret, Vt. on Saturday 7th inst. Joseph H. Brackenbury, a "Mormon Preacher." -- He recently emigrated from Ohio, in company with one or two individuals of the same society. They preached, exhorted, and with great zeal and apparent humility, attempted to propagate their doctrines. -- Two or three embraced their sentiments so far as to be baptized -- one a Free Will Baptist, and another a Presbyterian. In confirmation of their doctrine and divine mission, they professed to have power to heal the sick, and raise the dead. It is reported that they attempted twice without effect, to heal a Miss Nancy Johnson, made a cripple by falling from a horse. She was not healed for lack of faith; but started for Ohio with the Mormons to obtain more. -- The company of Brackenbury, attempted also to heal him, and since his decease, to raise him from the dead.
Vol. ? Penn-Yan, NY, April 11, 1832. No. ?
... [W. W. Phelps is] a man of respectable talents . . . carried away with strange conceits ...
Vol. IX. - No. 31. Palmyra, N. Y., Wed., April 18, 1832. Whole 447.
A Rochester paper mentions that Mormonism has taken "deep root" in a certain church in the town of Mendon, Monroe county. "The preacher says he shall never die, but be translated, after the manner of Enoch, and that in eighteen months Mormonism will be the prevailing religion, and that in five years, the wicked are to be swept from the face of the earth."
Vol. V. Canandaigua, N. Y., May 2, 1832. No. 1.
TRIAL OF BRUCE AND WHITNEY. -- At the Circuit Court and Court of Oyer and Terminer, held at Lockport, Niagara county, on the second week in April last, Eli Bruce was convicted for contempt of court. In refusing to be sworn as a witness on the trial of Ezekiel Jewett, in June 1830, was sentenced to 2 months' imprisonment in the jail of that county, and fined the sum of $250 -- to stand committed until the fine be paid.
Vol. V. Canandaigua, N. Y., May 23, 1832. No. 4.
A "Mormonite" newspaper has been established at Independence, (Misso.) by W. W. Phelps, called the "Evening and Morning Star." In a postscript he says: "From this press may be expected, as soon as wisdom directs, many sacred records which have slept for ages."
Vol. V. Canandaigua, N. Y., May 30, 1832. No. 5.
THE EVENING & THE MORNING STAR
As the forerunner of the night of the end, and the messenger of the day of redemption, the Star will borrow its light from the sacred sources, and be devoted to the Revelations of God as made known to his servants by the Holy Ghost, at sundry times since the creation of man, but more especially in these last days, for the restoration of the house of Israel. We rejoice much because God has been so mindful of his Promise, as again to send into this world the Holy Ghost, whereby we are enabled to know the right way to holiness; and, furthermore, to prove all doctrines, whether they be of God or man. For there can be but one, as Christ and the Father are one. All of us know, or ought to, that our Heavenly Father, out of all the peoples which he planted on the earth, chose but one people to whom he gave his Laws, his Revelations and his Commandments, and this was Jacob his chosen and Israel his elect. All know, too, or might, that for disobedience, or not keeping his commandments to do them, God had this people carried away captive into all countries, and scattered among all nations, but promised that he would gather them and bring them again unto their own lands; Then the land should yet yield its increase, and at that time he would take away the stony heart and give them a heart of flesh, and write his law in it, that all might know from him from the least of them to the greatest of them: -- So that knowledge of him might fill the whole earth, as the waters cover the sea. At which time it shall no more be said, The Lord liveth that brought up the children of Israel from the land of Egypt; but The Lord liveth that brought up the children of Israel from the land of the North, and from all the lands whither he had driven them. And it shall come to pass in the last days, the mountain of the Lord's house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it. And many people shall go and say, Come ye, and let us go to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. And it shall come to pass in that day, the Lord shall set his hand again the second time to recover the remnant of his people, which shall be left, from Assyria, and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Cush, and from Elam, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the islands of the sea. And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.
Vol. V. Canandaigua, N. Y., July 11, 1832. No. 11.
"THE EVENING AND MORNING STAR," a Mormon paper published at Independence (Missouri,) by W. W. Phelps & Co. has been received at this office.
Vol. III. Lyons, Wednesday, November 7, 1832. No. 6.
I certify that in the year 1828 I was appointed Marshal of the Court Marshal of the 39th regiment of Infantry, of which Col. Ambrose Salisbury was President. That, as such, I received from the court a warrant, directing me to collect certain fines of certain persons therein mentioned, for military delinquencies. I also received a warrant to collect similar fines, which had been issued the year before, and partly collected, with directions to collect the balances due. By virtue of these warrants, I levied on property of several persons, in the town of Macedon, and advertised it for sale, according to law. Among others, I levied on the property of Jonathan Hoag, to satisfy a military fine which had been imposed on him in the year 1828. There was no fine charged against him in the warrant of 1827. That on the day of sale, I requested Col. Salisbury to accompany me to the place of sale, and he did so. There was a considerable amount of property advertised and sold, besides the property of Jonathan Hoag, on that occasion, but not any was bid off by Col. Salisbury except Hoag's and he bid that off unwillingly. Several other persons present bid for Hoag's corn, and, after it was struck off to Mr. Salisbury, he offered his bid to any person who would take it. He also consulted with Mr. Hoag, and urged him to arrange the matter, and save his corn, after it was bid off, stating to him that he did not want it. There were several persons present, and Col. Salisbury's bid for the corn was the highest made. I further certify that by virtue of the same warrant of 1828, I arrested several individuals, against whom military fines were charged, in that warrant, for want of property whereon to levy, residing in the town of Farmington, and took them in custody to Canandaigua with a view of committing them to jail. When we arrived in Canandaigua, they were taken from my custody, by virtue of a writ of Habeas Corpus, issued by Judge Howell, and they were taken before him, where J. C. Spencer Esq. appeared in their behalf, and after a long argument, they were remanded to my custody, by the decision of Judge Howell, and I committed them to the custody of the Jailer. LYMAN COWDERY.
Vol. X. Palmyra, N. Y., Wed., December 8, 1832. No. 12.
One of the Mormonite clergymen at Marietta, (Ohio,) has given out that he is the Comet, which has so long been calculated upon; and that, at a proper season he shall take occasion to blaze out.
Vol. III. Lyons, Wednesday, March 27, 1833. No. 26.
At a large and respectable meeting of the inhabitants of the town of Arcadia, convened at the house of E. B. Bill, in the village of Newark, on Saturday the 16th inst. ...
Vol. X. Palmyra, N. Y., Wednesday, May 8, 1833. No. 34.
The Small Pox has broken out among the Mormonites at Jamestown, Chautauque co. They believe that their faith in the Mormon creed will save them from death and prevent the disease from spreading, and consequently refuse the aid of medicine and mingle with the people, thus subjecting others to this lothesome disease. This is worse than the hanging of the Salem witches, and shows the sloth of the boasted march of intellect in overstepping such of the superstitions of men as pretend to be of Divine origin. --
Vol. III. Lyons, Wednesday, May 15, 1833. No. 33.
UNKNOWN LANGUAGES. -- The sect of Mormons in this region, have an addition to their "signs and wonders." The new gift consists in a general qualification of the members of the society to speak and prophecy in "unknown tongues" while under the influence of the Spirit. Their unknown dialects are occasionally introduced into exhortations &c., with much force and eloquence, though not much to the edification of the audience, who invariably stand in need of an interpreter conversant with every mode of speech since the confounding of languages at the Tower of Babel. A delightful euphony of sound is represented as running thro' the unknown languages of even the most illiterate speakers, and some beautiful specimens of alliteration have been listened to, every word in the address beginning with the same letter. It is said the members of the society instruct each other in the use of the gift, and perfect the pronunciation of the unknown [tongue] under the tuition of the Spirit. Since the general exhibition of this new sign, the society has been gradually increasing in numbers. -- Ohio Atlas.
Vol. XXIV. Geneva, Wednesday, May 22, 1833. No. 51.
INDIAN TRADITIONS. -- A correspondent has been sojourning among the Indians of the Upper Missouri, after some reservation, adopts the opinion that the natives of North America are descendants of the Jews. -- Writing from Mandan Village -- the settlement of an ancient tribe -- he says" "They have some traditional knowledge of the deluge, of the appearance and death of Christ, and the transgressions of mother Eve;" and relates several of their superstitions, which really seem to be corruptions of the Bible history. It is probable the writer will, on his return, give us the result of his observations and researches, in a more methodical form.
Vol. III. Geneva, Wednesday, July 3, 1833. No. 131.
One of the Mormonites has been dissatisfied with his new faith and brethren, and has denounced them all in a Westfield (Chautauque Co.) paper, in the words following:
Vol. X. Palmyra, N. Y., Friday, August 16, 1833. No. 48.
Mormonism in the Far West. -- The Pioneer, printed at Rock Spring, Illinois, under date of April 26th, contains a long account of that modern sect of fanatics, the Mormonites. Making due allowance for the editor of the Pioneer, for it is evident that he is an alarmist, there is no doubt that Mormonism is rapidly spreading in certain districts. He states that there are between 2 and 300 Mormon preachers in the field; that so far as they preach from our bible, their doctrine is sound; that they maintain with great force the truth of their new Bible, (the book of Mormon,) they rail against missionaries, and preachers of the gospel who work for pay; and positively affirm that the present generation will not pass away, before all the human family, who do not obey God will be destroyed, and Mount Zion in America, (on the western borders of Missouri,) and Jerusalem in Palestine, are gathering together. The government of the new ecclesiastical combination, is thoroughly despotic. It assumes to control property, personal service and the mind. Several thousand in Missouri, and Illinois, have already adopted the Mormon creed. In Jackson co., Missouri, there are one thousand. --
N.S. No. 51. - Vol. I. Canandaigua, Weds., August 21, 1833. No. 277.
HEAD QUARTERS OF MORMONISM BROKEN UP.
"Lexington, Missouri, July 25, 1833.
Vol. X. Palmyra, N. Y., Friday, August 23, 1833. No. 49.
The Mormonites "hors de combat." -- From the following extract of a letter published in the New-York Journal of Commerce, it appears that the head quarters of Mormonism have been broken up, their printing establishment destroyed, and the leaders, Mormon, Nephi, Fifer, Phelps, Rag, Tag, Bobtail, ad infinitum, tarred and feathered: --
Vol. XXV. Geneva, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 1833. No. 14.
MORMONISM. -- As this sect of fanatics had its origin in this neighborhood, the following information will be interesting to our readers. The printing press which was torn down, was conducted by Mr. Phelps, late of the Ontario Phenix, and him who boasted thar he had led the Antimasons of Ontario county thrice on to victory! a worthy leader in such a cause!
N.S. No. 3. - Vol. I. Canandaigua, Weds., September 4, 1833. No. 279.
The Mormonites -- Nullification.
Vol. X. Palmyra, N. Y., Fri., September 6, 1833. No. 51.
Some days since, says the N. Y. Journal of Commerce, we announced to our readers, by means of a letter from Missouri, that the Mormonite head quarters in Jackson county, in that state, had been broken up. The St. Louis Republican of the 9th inst. just received, gives the annexed particulars of the transaction. We can easily conceive that such an establishment would be quite a nuisance any where; but we must say, notwithstanding, that such a mode of breaking it up is illegal and riotous, however respectable may have been the individuals concerned. What avail our toleration principles, if no sect is to be endured but such as are free from extravagance and fanaticism?
Vol. III. Lyons, Wednesday, September 25, 1833. No. 52.
ITEMS OF NEWS.
Two Mormon preachers have been holding forth in Andover, Me., from the Mormon Book, and baptized nine persons, formerly members of the Free Will Baptist Church. -- Bath. Enq.
Vol. XI. Palmyra, N. Y., Friday, November 15, 1833. No. 9.
The Mormonites. -- The Sacco (Me.) Republican says that the Mormonites have recently made many converts in that town. Some of its most respectable citizens have embraced the faith, and are exerting their influence to extend and advance, as they say, "the greatest light that ever yet dawned upon the mysteries of an awful eternity."
N.S. No. 14. - Vol. I. Canandaigua, Weds., Dec. 4, 1833. No. 292.
(From the St. Louis (Missouri) Rep., Nov. 12.)
Vol. XI. - No. 12. Palmyra, N. Y., Fri., Dec. 6, 1833. Whole 532.
THE MORMONITES -- Civil War and Bloodshed. -- A letter from Josiah Jones, esq. of Kirtland, Ohio, (the head quarters of Mormonism in that state,) to Doct. P. Hurlbert, now at this place as a missionary in behalf of the people of Kirtland for the purpose of investigating the origin of the Mormon sect -- which it is known first appeared in this neighborhood -- mentions some recent disturbances between the citizens and Mormonites at Independence, Jackson co. Missouri, in which some twenty or thirty persons were killed. This account is corroborated by a statement from Mr. Orson Hyde, an eye-witness, and a leader among the Mormonites, published originally in the St. Louis Republican of the 12th ult. From the statement of Mr. Hyde, (and perhaps some allowance should be made for partiality to his own party,) it appears -- as we find the story abridged in the Albany Argus -- that on the night of Oct. 31st, some forty or fifty of the citizens of Jackson co. made an assault upon the Mormonite village, and demolished twelve dwelling houses. Two of the Mormonites were taken and severely beaten and stoned. On the following night, the attack was renewed by the same mob, who broke open Gilbert and Whitney's store and scattered their goods through the streets. On Saturday night, another assault was made, but the Mormons, in the mean time, had conveyed their goods to a place of safety, and prepared themselves for defence. They were fired upon by the mob, and returned the fire, by which two men were wounded. On Monday, the mob had increased to between two and three hundred men, well armed, who called themselves the Militia. They again attacked the settlement, and poured a deadly fire upon the settlers, several of whom were killed. A party of the Mormons returned the fire, with a fatal effect. Some twenty or thirty of the assailants fell, mortally wounded; among them Hugh L. Bronzeale and Mr. Hicks, attorneys at law. The writer, after this battle, left the settlement to wait upon the governor, to petition for a redress of these grievances. The issue of the application is not stated.
Vol. XXV. Geneva, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 1833. No. 28.
Mormon War. -- The inhabitants of Jackson county, Missouri, on the night of Oct. 31st, made an assault upon the Mormonite village and demolished 12 houses, and beat and stoned some of that sect. The assault was repeated two subsequent nights. The Mormons prepared themselves with fire-arms to resist the violence of the mob, which under the name of Militia had increased to near 400. A fierce attack was made on the Mormon settlement, and a deadly fire poured in which killed several of the Mormons. -- The latter returned the fire with fatal effect. Some twenty or thirty of the assailants fell, mortally wounded; among them Hugh L. Bronzeale and Mr. Hicks, Attorneys at Law. This is civil war indeed, and when suppressed, it is hoped that a salutary example will be made of the offenders. --
Vol. XXV. Geneva, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 1833. No. 29.
The War against the Mormonites. -- It appears from the following extract from the St. Louis Republican, that the affrays between the Mormonites and other inhabitants of the western part of Missouri have not been so sanguinary as at first represented, and are supposed to be now at an end:--
Vol. III. Geneva, Wednesday, Dec. 18, 1833. No. 155.
The war against the Mormonites in Missouri intermits, according to the St. Louis Republican of the 22d ult. not, however, by reason of the law having interposed to protect individual rights, but because "the Mormonites have determined to resist no more and were rapidly leaving their country and their homes." ! The previous accounts as to the number killed were exaggerated; the latest and most authentic statement puts the number at six, two citizens and four Mormonites. A good many, however, were wounded.
Vol. XI. - No. 14. Palmyra, N. Y., Fri., December 20, 1833. Whole 584.
The Mormon mystery developed. -- Doct. P. Hurlbert, of Kirtland, Ohio, who has been engaged for some time in different parts of this state, but chiefly in this neighborhood, on behalf of his fellow-townsmen, in the pursuit of facts and information concerning the origin and design of the Book of Mormon, which, to the surprise of all in this region who know the character of the leaders in the bungling imposition, seems already to have gained multitudes of believers in various parts of the country, requests us to say, that he has succeeded in accomplishing the object of his mission, and that an authentic history of the whole affair will shortly be given to the public. The original manuscript of the Book was written some thirty years since, by a respectable clergyman, now deceased, whose name we are not permitted to give. It was designed to be published as a romance, but the author died soon after it was written; and hence the plan failed. The pretended religious character of the work has been superadded by some more modern hand -- believed to be the notorious Rigdon. These particulars have been derived by Dr. Hurlbert from the widow of the author of the original manuscript.
N.S. No. 17. - Vol. I. Canandaigua, Weds., Dec. 25, 1833. No. 295.
We published some time since an account by Mr. Hyde, of the bloody quarrel between his co-religionists and a portion of the people of Missouri; and annex here the remarks thereon of the St. Louis Republican, of 15th November,