Times and Seasons, 1 June 1842

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TIMES AND SEASONS.
CITY OF ,
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 1842.
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It is asserted by several newspapers that of the State of is dead, and that he has been murdered by the hand of an assassin; some would insinuate that it has been done by a Mormon;—to such we would say, BAH!!!! we shall not believe that he is dead until we have further testimony; we have seen too many of the intrigues of , to “believe all things.”
We suppose that some of the Anti-Mormons belonging to the “Great Mass,” (alias small potatoe) “convention,” could assist very well in proposing, if not of being the authors of, a story of that kind, for political effect in the coming contest.
 
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From the Telegraph and Review.
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“Addressed the people of this county on the 4th inst at Edwardsville. He was listened to by one of the largest audiences we have ever seen assembled on a similar occasion, since our residence in the ; and the attention and manifest gratification with which he was listened to, furnished the strongest evidence that the various positions he assumed met with the cordial co-operation of his hearers.
“Much of his time was taken up in refuting the base and groveling charges preferred against him by the State Register, of being the founder of both the Internal Improvement and State Bank Systems. And the evidence he furnished, forced from the most prejudiced of his political opponents the reluctant confession, that he had triumphantly vindicated himself, and shown the falsity of the charges.
“His views in regard to the dangerous and alarming powers which were granted to the Mormons, in various charters passed at the last session of our Legislature, and the firm and decided stand he assumed against making them a priveleged sect over all other religious denominations and classes of our citizens, met with universal approbation by all who listened to him. declared he was for extending to them the same privileges, and none other, that our citizens in common enjoyed under the provisions of the constitution and laws. -[This is all the Mormons ask.]- But all extraordinary anti-republican and arbitrary powers, which the corruption of a Legislature granted them solely for the purpose of obtaining their political support, -[let the Legislature thank for that compliment.]- The referred to one of the ordinances of their city, which provided that if any person spoke lightly of, or doubted, their religion, upon conviction thereof the offender was liable to a fine of five hundred dollars and six months imprisonment.
“This disgraceful attempt to form, in a republican government, an established religion by legal enactment, created throughout the audience a great sensation, and opened their eyes to the rapid strides that were being made in their very midst towards an arbitrary and monarchial form of government.” -[If had said that his disgraceful attempt to palm upon his political party, and the good people of generally, a list of lies of the blackest kind would certainly fail until the faithful, righteous, and eternal prediction had been fulfilled upon his head, that all liars shall have their part in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone; and he utterly fail of the chair of state, there might have been some good reason to believe that a “sensation” of joy was produced in the audience and that their eyes and ears were open to the voice of truth, and that they were ready to hail the downfall of an aspiring demagogue, with those demonstrations of hallelujah which became a noble and insulted people.]-
“He next referred to a correspondence in the Times and Seasons, published at , between Dr. C. V. Dyer, of , a distinguished Loco foco, and Joe Smith and , the prophet and the military leader of the Mormons. That correspondence divulges the fact, that the Mormons under the solicitation of Dr. Dyer, -[who is an Abolitionist]- are prepared to act with them.—And evinces his willingness at any moment to march against the Penitentiary in with his armed force, established under the auspices, -[as Joe Smith says,]- of Mr. [Adam W.] Snyder and , and release the three Abolitionists now in confinement there. This correspondence we shall publish at length in a few days, that every man may judge of its alarming tendencies for himself.”
“It struck us with a good deal of astonishment that Joe Smith and should thus publicly avow their abolition principles in the very face of the proclamation of the prophet, as the military leader of the mormons, to all his followers to vote for Mr. Snyder for Governor, WHO IS HIMSELF ONE OF THE LARGEST SLAVE HOLDERS IN THE STATE. To us it displayed an inconsistency “irreconcileable with common honesty.”
The above is from the speech political of , and in perusing it we find that a priviledged sect,” “charters passed in’ the last session of the Legislature;”—“anti-republican and arbitrary powers:”—“Joe Smith,” and “a corrupt Legislature;” trouble the chaste mind of this pure man:—this noble champion of truth; this philanthropist, and friend of equal rights; so intently was his mind bent upon this all-absorbing subject, that he had scarce time to speak upon any other.—It is true that he made a bold stand against “gross and grovelling charges made against him by the editor of the State Register,” (so says the Telegraph and Review,”) but then so small was this in his estimation, (if you may judge of the [p. 806]
 
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TIMES AND SEASONS.
CITY OF ,
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 1842.
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It is asserted by several newspapers that of the State of is dead, and that he has been murdered by the hand of an assassin; some would insinuate that it has been done by a Mormon;—to such we would say, BAH!!!! we shall not believe that he is dead until we have further testimony; we have seen too many of the intrigues of , to “believe all things.”
We suppose that some of the Anti-Mormons belonging to the “Great Mass,” (alias small potatoe) “convention,” could assist very well in proposing, if not of being the authors of, a story of that kind, for political effect in the coming contest.
 
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From the Telegraph and Review.
.
“Addressed the people of this county on the 4th inst at Edwardsville. He was listened to by one of the largest audiences we have ever seen assembled on a similar occasion, since our residence in the ; and the attention and manifest gratification with which he was listened to, furnished the strongest evidence that the various positions he assumed met with the cordial co-operation of his hearers.
“Much of his time was taken up in refuting the base and groveling charges preferred against him by the State Register, of being the founder of both the Internal Improvement and State Bank Systems. And the evidence he furnished, forced from the most prejudiced of his political opponents the reluctant confession, that he had triumphantly vindicated himself, and shown the falsity of the charges.
“His views in regard to the dangerous and alarming powers which were granted to the Mormons, in various charters passed at the last session of our Legislature, and the firm and decided stand he assumed against making them a priveleged sect over all other religious denominations and classes of our citizens, met with universal approbation by all who listened to him. declared he was for extending to them the same privileges, and none other, that our citizens in common enjoyed under the provisions of the constitution and laws. -[This is all the Mormons ask.]- But all extraordinary anti-republican and arbitrary powers, which the corruption of a Legislature granted them solely for the purpose of obtaining their political support, -[let the Legislature thank for that compliment.]- The referred to one of the ordinances of their city, which provided that if any person spoke lightly of, or doubted, their religion, upon conviction thereof the offender was liable to a fine of five hundred dollars and six months imprisonment.
“This disgraceful attempt to form, in a republican government, an established religion by legal enactment, created throughout the audience a great sensation, and opened their eyes to the rapid strides that were being made in their very midst towards an arbitrary and monarchial form of government.” -[If had said that his disgraceful attempt to palm upon his political party, and the good people of generally, a list of lies of the blackest kind would certainly fail until the faithful, righteous, and eternal prediction had been fulfilled upon his head, that all liars shall have their part in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone; and he utterly fail of the chair of state, there might have been some good reason to believe that a “sensation” of joy was produced in the audience and that their eyes and ears were open to the voice of truth, and that they were ready to hail the downfall of an aspiring demagogue, with those demonstrations of hallelujah which became a noble and insulted people.]-
“He next referred to a correspondence in the Times and Seasons, published at , between Dr. C. V. Dyer, of , a distinguished Loco foco, and Joe Smith and , the prophet and the military leader of the Mormons. That correspondence divulges the fact, that the Mormons under the solicitation of Dr. Dyer, -[who is an Abolitionist]- are prepared to act with them.—And evinces his willingness at any moment to march against the Penitentiary in with his armed force, established under the auspices, -[as Joe Smith says,]- of Mr. Adam W. Snyder and , and release the three Abolitionists now in confinement there. This correspondence we shall publish at length in a few days, that every man may judge of its alarming tendencies for himself.”
“It struck us with a good deal of astonishment that Joe Smith and should thus publicly avow their abolition principles in the very face of the proclamation of the prophet, as the military leader of the mormons, to all his followers to vote for Mr. Snyder for Governor, WHO IS HIMSELF ONE OF THE LARGEST SLAVE HOLDERS IN THE STATE. To us it displayed an inconsistency “irreconcileable with common honesty.”
The above is from the speech political of , and in perusing it we find that a priviledged sect,” “charters passed in’ the last session of the Legislature;”—“anti-republican and arbitrary powers:”—“Joe Smith,” and “a corrupt Legislature;” trouble the chaste mind of this pure man:—this noble champion of truth; this philanthropist, and friend of equal rights; so intently was his mind bent upon this all-absorbing subject, that he had scarce time to speak upon any other.—It is true that he made a bold stand against “gross and grovelling charges made against him by the editor of the State Register,” (so says the Telegraph and Review,”) but then so small was this in his estimation, (if you may judge of the [p. 806]
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