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Merrick presented a petition from certain Mormons, praying for the interference of Congress to protect them in their rights as citizens, and to obtain for them a redress of grievences which they have suffered from the State of Missouri.
It was temporarily laid on the table New York, City, Friday, March 27, Montrose, Iowa, March 24, Jo Smith, the Mormon leader and prophet, returned here a day or two since, and joined his followers, the "Latter-day Saints.
After engaging in prayer to the Most High, and reading a chapter of sacred writ, he commenced his discourse. He told his people he was their servant; that they had a right to know all the incidents of his journey; he would therefore endeavor to give them a minute account.
He did like to preach politics on the Sabbath, but he must free his mind, must tell the whole story. The object of his visit at Washington, you well know, was to make application to congress for relief, touching their troubles in Missouri. But to the discourse. He said, on his arrival at Washington, he, with two of his elders, Rigdon and Higbee, called on Mr.
Van Buren at the "White House" with a letter of introduction, and after making known to him the subject of their visit, and soliciting him to help them, Mr.
Van Buren replied "Help you!
How can I help you? All Missouri would turn against me. Van Buren a hearing, and he, after listening a few moments to their tale of injured innocence, abruptly left the room. After waiting some time for his return, they were under the necessity of departing, disappointed, and chagrined.
Van Buren treated them with great disrespect and neglect, and in conversation, among other things, told the president that he the president was getting fat. The president replied that he was aware of the fact; that he had to go every few days to the tailor's to get his clothes let out, or purchase a new coat.
The "prophet" here added, at the top of his voice, -- "he hoped he would continue to grow fat, and swell, and, before the next election, burst! New York City, Saturday, March 28, This sect have in ten years increased from six individuals to nearly twenty thousand. They have purchased a tract of land on the Mississippi, at the head of the Des Moines Rapids, comprising about 20, acres.
They have commenced the publication of a paper, called The Times and Seasons. They call the town Nauvoo. They denominate their church, the Church of Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Their twelve apostles have recently gone on a mission to England. They appear to have mingled much evangelical truth with their daring imposture and extravagant delusion.
It is by this amount of truth that many are deluded to join them. Their error does not consist so much in the doctrines they teach, for these are taken from the Bible: Of this they give no proof. They work no miracles; they make no prophecies. They afford none of the evidences which we have required of men bringing revelations from God.
Yet many are deluded, and become full believers, without evidence. How important is thorough instruction in the churches, especially in seasons of awakening!
This article was reprinted in the May 9, issue of the Philadelphia Episcopal Recorder. It seems passing strange that the early Mormons were so often described as holding to orthodox Christian doctrines, except for their claims to modern revelation and gifts of the spirit which most mainstream churches did not allow for in post-apostolic ages.
The very doctrine that most often got the early Mormons into great trouble with their non-Mormon neighbors was the one most often overlooked by outsiders -- the LDS tenet that there was to be a literal gathering of Israel in America, prior to the commencement of the millennial reign of Christ.
This doctrine of "the gathering" in the "land of promise" in the "fulness of times" comes directly out of the Book of Mormon and is further delineated in certain early LDS "revelations.We would like to show you a description here but the site won’t allow us.
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