Eberstadt, Charles. A Letter That Founded A Kingdom. Essay on the authenticity of purported Joseph Smith Jr. letter designating James J. Strang as successor to leadership of the Church of Latter-Day Saints. Strang], [James J.. NP: NP, 1950. 1/100 copies. 8pp. 8vo. Stapled booklet with green arabesque border. Book condition: Near fine with gently bumped corners. Letter in question is that which Joseph Smith supposedly wrote to James J. Strang appointing him as his successor shortly before Smith's death. The letter was met with skepticism from the many "Brighamites" who claimed it was a forgery, though many believed the apointment to be true, including all members of Smith's family except for his widdow. Hence, the Latter-day Saints divided and Strang assembled a his followers. Now it's acknowledged the letter was nearly certainly a forgery. Scarce. . Fine. 1950. (Inventory #: REBELET00LAW)
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