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The Story of the Mormons

From the Date of their Origin to the Year 1901

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Language: English
Wordcount: 251,574 / 742 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 51.1
LoC Category: BL
Downloads: 714 4434
Genres: Religion, History

The object of this work is to present a consecutive history of the Mormons from the day of their origin to 1902 as a secular, not religious, narrative. The history is based upon original sources, in most instances Mormon sources.

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piration, will be ample guarantee for the authenticity of the narrative.... Altogether the work is one of the most interesting that has appeared in this latter dispensation." Brigham Young, however, saw how many of its statements told against the church, and in a letter to the Millennial Star (Vol. XVII, p. 298), dated January 31, 1858, he declared that it contained "many mistakes," and said that "should it ever be deemed best to publish these sketches, it will not be done until after they are carefully corrected." The preface to the edition of 1890, published by the Reorganized Church at Plano, Illinois, says that Young ordered the suppression of the first edition, and that "under this order large numbers were destroyed, few being preserved, some of which fell into the hands of those now with the Reorganized Church. For this destruction we see no adequate reason. "James J. Strang, in a note to his pamphlet, "Prophetic Controversy," says that Mrs. Corey (to whom the pamphlet is addressed) "wrote the history o



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