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New light on Mormonism,

Author: Ellen E Dickinson; Solomon Spaulding
Publisher: New York, Funk & Wagnalls, 1885.
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Genre/Form: Controversial literature
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Dickinson, Ellen E., Mrs.
New light on Mormonism.
New York, Funk & Wagnalls, 1885
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ellen E Dickinson; Solomon Spaulding
OCLC Number: 3557802
Notes: Includes a discussion of the relationship of the "Book of Mormon" to Spaulding's "Manuscript found."
Description: 4 pages, 2 leaves, [1]-272 pages 20 cm
Contents: Sketch of the life of Solomon Spaulding and his authorship of a romance which he called "The manuscript found" --
Following the fate of "The manuscript found" from the year 1816 to 1834 --
Sketch of Joseph Smith's early life ; The printing of the "Book of Mormon" --
Sketch of Sidney Rigdon ; Interview with General and Mrs. Garfield, at Mentor ; Description of the Mormon temple at Kirtland, Ohio --
Interview with D. P. Hurlburt, at Gibsonburg, Ohio, and with E. D. Howe, at Painesville, Ohio, in 1880 --
Visit to Conneaut, Ohio in 1880 ; Reminiscences of Rev. S. Spaulding and the First Mormon Conference, in 1834 --
The Mormons in Missouri The Mormons at Nauvoo ; Description of the temple ; The death of the prophet --
Brigham Young's election to the presidency ; Expulsion of the Mormons from Nauvoo, in 1846 --
The early political situation of the Mormons in "the land of the honey bee" ; The mountain meadow butchery ; The influence of the Mormons over the Indians --
Polygamy in Utah ; The granting of woman's suffrage in 1871 ; The Edmunds' bill ; Sketch of Brigham Young --
John Taylor elected as successor to the second prophet ; The trial of Rudger Clawson, Jr., for bigamy ; Salt Lake City --
its beautiful location ; The tabernacle and the public buildings ; Mormon conferences ; The freedom of the ballot in Utah ; The present generation of Mormons ; Predictions regarding the future of Mormonism ; Far-seeing Mormons preparing a rendezvous for the victims of the Edmunds' Law --
The doctrines of Mormonism ; Hierarchical organization ; The "Book of Mormon" ; Church polity ; The faith of the latter-day saints ; Their modes of worship --
The Josephites ; Epitome of the faith and doctrines of the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints ; David Whitmer ; The debate at Kirtland, Ohio, in 1884, concerning the "Book of Mormon" ; The revelation on celestial marriage given to Joseph Smith in 1843 Appendix: 1. Mrs. Matilda Spaulding McKintry's statement regarding "The manuscript found" --
2. Letter from Joseph Miller, of Amity, Pennsylvania --
3. Mrs. Ann Treadwell Redfield's statement --
4. Statement of John Spaulding --
5. Henry Lake's statement --
6. Copy of George Clark's letters --
7. Oscar Kellogg's statement --
8. Hurlburt's statement --
9. Author's letter from Palmyra --
10. Statement of J. W. Gilbert, sent to the author by Hon. Diedrich Villers, Jr., withe letter from the Rev. Diedrich Villers, and statement by the same --
11. [Statement] written by R. Patterson, of the Presbyterian Banner, Pittsburg, an extract from a letter written to him by Mr. Rudolph, in 1881, to Mrs. Dickinson --
12. Author's visit to Mentor, Ohio --
13. John Spaulding's statement --
14. Hiram Lakes' and Lorin Gould's statements --
15. [Letter from Mrs. Urania Haviland] --
16. [Letter from E. D. Howe] Copied by Hurlburt's permission --
17. Statement of D. P. Hurlburt --
18. Mr. Thurlow Weed's statement --
19. Statement by J. L. Howgate, formerly of Wayne County, New York, copied from the Salt Lake Tribune --
20. Letter from E. S. Gilbert, giving some incidents of early Mormonism --
21. Statement of Oliver Smith, found in an old book in the Astor Library --
22. [Statement by Rev. N. C. Lewis] --
23. [Letter from Alice Grey Cowan] --
24. Extracts from an old book on Mormonism found at the Astor Library --
25. Testimony of an army officer --
26. [Letter from W. H. Rice of Addison, Steuben County, New York] --
27. Copy of the title-page of the original edition of the "Book of Mormon" [described by Joseph Smith, Junior ; and, description of Camp Douglas, with prediction of civil war in Utah].
Responsibility: by Mrs. Ellen E. Dickinson, with introduction by Thurlow Weed.


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