Two Rare Missouri Documents

Description and discussion of two contemporary Mormon imprints dealing with the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Missouri. One is of the extra issue of the Church newspaper in Kirtland, Ohio, The Evening and the Morning Star, from February 1834. This issue reprinted text from a Missouri circular The Upper Missouri Enquirer and gives a comprehensive account of the Mormon expulsion from Jackson County. The second is the famous oration given by Sidney Rigdon on July 4, 1838, at Far West, Caldwell County, Missouri; this oration became known for its inflammatory nature, which fanned the wrath of the Missouri mobs against the Mormons. The photographs published in the original article are not included in the online version, but the following links can be used to access them.

Evening and Morning Star

Sidney Rigdon

Published in BYU Studies Quarterly 14:4
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