Nauvoo, IL: John Taylor. Very Good. 1843. First Edition. Disbound. The January 16th, 1843 issue of a rare early monthly newspaper from the Mormon community in Nauvoo, Illinois. Vol. IV. , No. 5, pages -80. Disbound, with lower corners chipped and old dampstains along page edges. The issue begins with the writ and testimony against Joseph Smith for allegedly arranging the attempted assassination of Missouri governor Lilburn Boggs, followed by the judge's decision ordering that Smith be discharged, ruling that extradition to Missouri would be unconstitutional. The last pages contain notes on a Manchester, England conference and membership numbers of the burgeoning Mormon populations in cities throughout England, Scotland and Ireland. No copies of this issue found on OCLC. Flake 8955.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 16 pp . (Inventory #: 010476)
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