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The Mormons; or Latter-day Saints: a contemporary history.

Author: Henry Mayhew
Publisher: New York, AMS Press [1971]
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Mayhew, Henry, 1812-1887.
Mormons; or Latter-day Saints.
New York, AMS Press [1971]
(OCoLC)858248758
Named Person: Joseph Smith, Jr.; Joseph Smith, Jr.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Mayhew
ISBN: 0404084400 9780404084400
OCLC Number: 238402
Notes: Reprint of the 1852 ed.
Description: 326 pages illustrations 22 cm
Contents: Chapter I --
Birth and parentage of Joseph Smith, the Mormon prophet --
His "remarkable visions" --
His consecration to the priesthood --
Alleged appearance of John the Baptist to Joseph and his confederates --
The golden plates of the hill of Cumorah --
The Book of Mormon --
The Mormon witnesses of its authenticity --
The witnesses who assert it to be a fraud --
Statements of Professor Anthon --
The Spaulding family --
Mrs. Davison and Sidney Rigdon --
Chapter II --
The Book of Doctrines and Covenants; or the "Revelations" of Joseph Smith --
Mormon hymns and poems --
Materialism --
The Aaronic and Melchizidek priesthood --
Confession of faith --
Mormon claims to work miracles, and to cast out devils --
Scenes in Leamington and Wales --
Chapter III --
First persecutions of the sect --
Exploratory journey to the far west --
Establishment in Missouri --
The prophet "lynched" by the populace --
Quarrels with the "Gentiles" --
The New Zion --
Persecutions in Missouri --
Chapter IV --
Journey of the prophet to Missouri --
The Lamanite Skeleton --
The shower of meteors --
Final removal of Joseph from Kirtland, Ohio --
Persecutions in Missouri --
Massacre at Haun's Mill --
The Danite Band --
Expulsion from Missouri --
Chapter V --
Establishment of the sect in Illinois --
Building of the city and temple of Nauvoo --
Joseph a Lieutenant-General --
The prophet's right-hand man --
The Mormons in England --
Prosperity of Nauvoo Chapter VI --
Growth of Nauvoo --
Joseph Smith a candidate for the presidency of the United States --
Address to the American people --
Correspondence with Mrs. Clay and Calhoun --
New troubles and persecutions of the sect --
The "spiritual wife" doctrine --
A schism among the Mormons --
The "Nauvoo Expositor" --
Disturbances in the city --
"Abatement" of the nuisance of unfriendly newspaper --
Legal proceedings against the prophet --
His surrender to take his trial --
Murder of Joseph and Hyrum Smith by the mob in Carthage Gaol --
Chapter VII --
The prophet's funeral --
Addresses and proclamations to the saints --
Appointment of Brigham Young as successor to Joseph Smith --
Trail and expulsion of Sidney Rigdon --
Transient property of Nauvoo --
New troubles and localities --
Siege of Nauvoo --
Final expulsion of Mormons from Illinois --
Chapter VIII. Departure of the Mormons for the Great Salt Lake Valley --
Colonel Kane's description of Nauvoo after the siege --
The exodus of the people --
Incidents of travel --
Arrival in lower California --
The Great Salt Lake --
Chapter IX. Brigham Young's address to the saints throughout the world --
Mission of the twelve apostles --
The gathering --
Utah territory --
Mormonism in Great Britain --
Emigration from Liverpool --
Agriculture and the arts in the Salt Lake Valley --
Reports by recent travelers of the prosperity of the new colony --
Chapter X. Mormonism: its present state, and social, political, and religious aspect --
The book of Mormon --
Ancient glyphs --
The prophecy of Isaiah --
The prophecy of Ezekiel --
Mormon charges against all Christian churches --
Orson Pratt on the Christian ministry --
Religious aspects of Mormonism --
The book of doctrines and covenants --
Mormon idea of "faith" --
Doctrines and commandments --
Priesthood and office bearers --
Mormon materialism --
Death of the witnesses --
The spiritual wife doctrine --
Moral and social aspects of Mormonism --
Opposition to Mormonism --
Conclusion.

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