JOE SMITH AND THE MORMONS.
Bennet, the General, has published the following:
"I am about to repair to the East for the pur-pose of publishing a "HISTORY OF THE SAINTS," or important disclosures in relation to Joe Smith and the Mormons; I shall, however, be in readi-ness to substantiate my statements relative to the participation of Joe Smith in the attempted assassination of Gov. Boggs, whenever he is de-manded and secured by the Executive of Mis-souri.
"I am blamed by some for not making disclos-ures at an earlier day, as I must have been ap-prised of Smith's enormities for a long time—this I anticipated; but if gentlemen will hold on a short time, until I publish the aforesaid his-tory, I will show to the entire satisfaction of all candid men, that had an expose been attempted at an earlier period, it would have proved abor-tive; but I am now enabled to show such a sys-tem of deliberate swindling, corruption, and base depravity, as the world has never seen."
Bennet, the late Mormon General and Mayor of the Holy City of Nauvoo, in disclosing the revelations of the "prophet" Smith, winds up one of his chapters with the following precious morceau:
"If Joe Smith is not destined for the devil, all I can say is, that the duties of a devil have not been clearly understood."
“The Philadelphia correspondent of the N.Y. Journal of Commerce, relates the follow-ing:-
On Wednesday evening a most marvellous scene occured at the Assembly Building, corner of Tenth and Chesnut, which deserves public notice. Elder Adams, the great lion and apos-tle of Joe Smith's cohorts, delivered a discourse in favor of the Latter Day Saints. At the lat-ter part of his discourse he called out with Sten-torian lungs, "where now is the celebrated and learned Dr. West? He knew I was coming to Philadelphia. Why does he not appear and vin-dicate Orthodoxy, if in his power?" At this moment a portly figure started up and electri fied the audience by stating, "Ladies and gentle-men, the person who has addressed you professes to speak by inspiration, but had he possessed what he professes, he would have known that Dr. WEST IS PRESENT, and now challenges him to prove the TRUTH of his monstrosities before this enlightened community."
Disappearance of Elder Orson Pratt. The Warsaw Signal, a paper published near Nauvoo, slates that information had been received at Warsaw of the sudden disappearance of Elder Orson Pratt, a prominent Mormon. He left a paper stating that his disappearance was caused by Joe Smith's treatment of his wife, and by some wrong doing in the church. He confirms Gen Bennett's statement relative to Joe Smith's attempt to seduce Mrs. Pratt. It was supposed by some in Nauvoo that he had committed sui-cide, and about 500 persons were out in search of him.
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