NEW PROPHET OF THE LATTER DAY SAINTS. — M. Searls, a messenger from the new Mor-mon prophet, James J. Strang, at Voree, Iowa, arrived in Cincinnati a few days since, and on Sunday both branches of the Mormons there, the Rigdonites and Twelveites, disbanded, and all but three individuals acknowledged the pow-er and glory of the new prophet. The messen-ger brings the news that Emma Smith, wife of Joseph, and her son Joseph the Second, acknow-ledged Strang as the Lord's annointed. One of the Smiths came from Voree, a few days since, to Nauvoo, and proclaimed Strang the head of the church in the Temple, at that place, without molestation. The Saints are flocking to Voree in numbers; it is to be the gathering place of all this strange people, except the awfully cor-rupt Twelve and their adherents, now on their way to California, over the Rocky Mountains, or to some other country.
James J. Strang is a lawyer of considerable eminence in the West, and owns an immense tract of land, the capital of which is Voree. We believe he is the person who came out of Missouri with the Mormons at the time of their disturbances, planned the Temple at Nauvoo, and wrote the bulletins of Joe, the Prophet. He will, doubtless, establish the Mormon dominion again at Voree, and by his intelligence and spirit of enterprise, regenerate the people, cast-ing off the corrupt Twelve and all their follow-ers.
The first number of the Voree Herald (I. T., near Burlington,) contains a letter from Joseph Smith, written before his murder, and dated Nauvoo, June 18th, 1844, which bears the post mark, Nauvoo and Chicago, as it possed on to the said prophet at Voree, fully recognizing the claims of Strang to succeed him. It distinctly says that the Almighty spoke to him to write, and to order him to form a gathering stake, to call it Voree, and that all his people should gather there.
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