Sermon by the Rev. Dr. Newman, Pastor of the Metropolitan Methodist Church, on Plural Marriage, to Which is Added an Answer by Elder Orson Pratt, One of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
1870·Salt Lake City
by Newman, Rev. Dr. ; Pratt, Orson
Salt Lake City: Deseret News Office. Very Good. 1870. A set of pamphlets bound together, most from the elders of the Mormon Church defending plural marriage. Bound in later red cloth boards with gilt imprint "Pratt, Newman Debate" on spine. Bumped corners, soil on edges, cloth tape at hinges. Light soil on a few pages and faint musty odor. Uneven pages, tape repairs to several pages, and inked notes over a few titles. Previous owner's bookplate on front pastedown. 21, -105, -8, -10. In August, 1870, a well-known set of debates on whether the Bible sanctioned polygamy took place in Salt Lake City between Brigham Young's spokesman for polygamy Orson Pratt and U. S. Senate Chaplain J. P. Newman. This volume contains several documents which were published separately, including the original debate and other pro-polygamy publications: Discourse on Celestial Marriage by Orson Pratt, A. M. Musser, Discourse on Celestial Marriage by George Smith, Discourse on Celestial Marriage by George Cannon, A Few Plain Facts Plainly Spoken, In Regards to the Pretended "Crisis" in Utah! ! ! By A. M. Musser, and Circular of the First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by Brigham Young et al. Scarce, with only three copies of the sermon and response by itself found on OCLC. Flake 5807, 6490, 5682, 1658. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall . (Inventory #: 011794)
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