Times and Seasons, 1 August 1842

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if necessity requires, of course it must come out.
And in regard to the proceedings of the Sangamo Journal, we know that the editor of that paper looks upon as a villian; his own publcations shew this; and he has condescended to act the hypocrite, and make a political cat’s-paw of him, in the present crisis. “Oh shame where is thy blush?”
 
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OPINIONS OF THE PRESS.
It will probably be understood that went to in order to stir up an excitement, and if possible, to create a mob by publishing his awful disclosures, and lecturing against Mormonism, and if not, he expected to make a few shillings by the sale of published detraction and falsehood. The following will shew how far he succeeded in :—
From the Gazette.
“We perceive by a letter to the editor of the Bulletin, that , the great seceder, is about to visit the east for the purpose of publishing a “History of the Saints.” As he does not state to what part of the east he is going, we suppose he intends visiting , as that is the most likely place to obtain information concerning these “Saints,” What a precious set of saints they are from his showing up. He says:
‘The letter from Miss Brotherton, details a case of black-hearted villainly precisely similar to those of Mrs. , wife of Prof. , and Miss , daughter of , as noticed in the Sangamo Journal, and hundreds of others that might be named—it speaks for itself.’
We think it does. Oh, the villians! ‘and a hundred others,’ only think of it. A great deal of money has been made by the sale of documents and papers, pretending to give accounts of the Latter Day Saints. Now unless can give some information to the proper authorities, whereby the deeds of these men can be exposed, we are entirely opposed to the publication of any books on this subject. Our country is flooded with enough of such humbugs. We want no more of them. You can scarcely pass an auction stand or pedler’s case without seeing in staring colors—“Awful Disclosures,” &c. Now we say again, if they have been guilty of any crimes, and must have been privy to the facts, he can bring them to justice by turning State’s evidence.”
☞The Gazette is entitled to our thanks for his liberality and patriotic course towards , and the Mormons. If editors generally would act thus legally and wise, such catch pennies as , Harris, and about ninety-nine others, would find their common level in their own infamy.
 
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The following from the Missouri Reporter, shows ’s decline in the western market. It is reported that Greenbush N. Y. has to be smutted with his dust among other unfortunate places.
The Mormons.—We understand that , formerly of the Nauvoo Legion, is now in this city, with the intention of making such disclosures as will show what part Jo Smith, the Mormon Prophet, took in the recent attempt to assassinate , of this . , , and have lately quarreled with Jo Smith, and have since publicly charged him with the perpetration of the grossest frauds and crimes. If the Mormon Prophet has really been guilty of the offences now imputed to him, we sincerely trust that he will meet with condign punishment. We must confess, however, that we place no great confidence in the statements of , & Co. They have been active and prominent men at , and must have been aware of any villanies which may have been practised by the Prophet for a number of years. They have remained silent during all that period, and suffered their leader to impose upon his deluded followers without making known to them how grossly they were deceived. If had appeared before the public under more favorable circumstances, we might have been induced to give some credit to his pretended disclosures. He has been ruled out of the Church of the Saints, and stripped of his power and office, and it may be that he is now endeavoring to glut his revenge upon the Prophet.
 
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From the Bostonian.
Right. The papers from one end of the country to the other are rejoicing in prospect of a split in the ranks of the Mormons at . The story runs, that, “Major General , is about making an expose of Jo Smith and the Mormons.” The facts are these: went among the Mormons and professed their religion. Great confidence was placed in him by the people, and several high offices were given him, among [p. 877]
if necessity requires, of course it must come out.
And in regard to the proceedings of the Sangamo Journal, we know that the editor of that paper looks upon as a villian; his own publcations shew this; and he has condescended to act the hypocrite, and make a political cat’s-paw of him, in the present crisis. “Oh shame where is thy blush?”
 
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OPINIONS OF THE PRESS.
It will probably be understood that went to in order to stir up an excitement, and if possible, to create a mob by publishing his awful disclosures, and lecturing against Mormonism, and if not, he expected to make a few shillings by the sale of published detraction and falsehood. The following will shew how far he succeeded in :—
From the Gazette.
“We perceive by a letter to the editor of the Bulletin, that , the great seceder, is about to visit the east for the purpose of publishing a “History of the Saints.” As he does not state to what part of the east he is going, we suppose he intends visiting , as that is the most likely place to obtain information concerning these “Saints,” What a precious set of saints they are from his showing up. He says:
‘The letter from Miss Brotherton, details a case of black-hearted villainly precisely similar to those of Mrs. , wife of Prof. , and Miss , daughter of , as noticed in the Sangamo Journal, and hundreds of others that might be named—it speaks for itself.’
We think it does. Oh, the villians! ‘and a hundred others,’ only think of it. A great deal of money has been made by the sale of documents and papers, pretending to give accounts of the Latter Day Saints. Now unless can give some information to the proper authorities, whereby the deeds of these men can be exposed, we are entirely opposed to the publication of any books on this subject. Our country is flooded with enough of such humbugs. We want no more of them. You can scarcely pass an auction stand or pedler’s case without seeing in staring colors—“Awful Disclosures,” &c. Now we say again, if they have been guilty of any crimes, and must have been privy to the facts, he can bring them to justice by turning State’s evidence.”
☞The Gazette is entitled to our thanks for his liberality and patriotic course towards , and the Mormons. If editors generally would act thus legally and wise, such catch pennies as , Harris, and about ninety-nine others, would find their common level in their own infamy.
 
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.
The following from the Missouri Reporter, shows ’s decline in the western market. It is reported that Greenbush N. Y. has to be smutted with his dust among other unfortunate places.
The Mormons.—We understand that , formerly of the Nauvoo Legion, is now in this city, with the intention of making such disclosures as will show what part Jo Smith, the Mormon Prophet, took in the recent attempt to assassinate , of this . , , and have lately quarreled with Jo Smith, and have since publicly charged him with the perpetration of the grossest frauds and crimes. If the Mormon Prophet has really been guilty of the offences now imputed to him, we sincerely trust that he will meet with condign punishment. We must confess, however, that we place no great confidence in the statements of , & Co. They have been active and prominent men at , and must have been aware of any villanies which may have been practised by the Prophet for a number of years. They have remained silent during all that period, and suffered their leader to impose upon his deluded followers without making known to them how grossly they were deceived. If had appeared before the public under more favorable circumstances, we might have been induced to give some credit to his pretended disclosures. He has been ruled out of the Church of the Saints, and stripped of his power and office, and it may be that he is now endeavoring to glut his revenge upon the Prophet.
 
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From the Bostonian.
Right. The papers from one end of the country to the other are rejoicing in prospect of a split in the ranks of the Mormons at . The story runs, that, “Major General , is about making an expose of Jo Smith and the Mormons.” The facts are these: went among the Mormons and professed their religion. Great confidence was placed in him by the people, and several high offices were given him, among [p. 877]
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