THE MORMON BIBLE.
We are in receipt of a letter from Mr. O. P. Henry, an Astoria subscriber, who says, in reference to an article in the Oregonian of recent date Concern-ing the origin of the Mormon Bible, that his mother, who is yet alive, lived in the family of Sidney Rigdon for sev-eral years prior to her marriage in 1827; that there was in the family what is now called a "writing medium," also several others in adjacent places, and the Mormon Bible was written by two or three different persons by an autom-atic power which they believed was in-spiration direct from God, the same as produced the original Jewish Bible and Christian New Testament. Mr. H. be-lieves that Sidney Rigdon furnished Joseph Smith with these manuscripts, and that the story of the "hieroglyph-ics" was a fabrication to make the cred-ulous take hold of the mystery; that Rigdon, having learned, beyond a doubt, that the so-called dead could communicate to the living, considered himself duly authorized by Jehovah to found a new church, under a divine guidance similar to that of Confucius, Moses, Jesus, Mohammed, Swedenborg, Calvin, Luther or Wesley, all of whom believed in and taught the ministration of spirits. The NEW NORTHWEST gives place to Mr. Henry's idea as a matter of general interest. The public will, of course, make its own comments and draw its own conclusions.
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