THE MORMONS.— This people, who a few years since, were so cruelly persecuted and nearly exter-minated by the citizens of Missouri, and could find no place even in the wild regions of the west for a habi-tation, are now making converts to their doctrines, to a greater extent than ever, not only in this country, but in England. In this enlightened age, it is difficult to conceive how so barefaced an imposition can find followers; but when we recollect the success of Ma-thias and his impostures among the intelligent people of this great commercial city, we ought not to be sur-prised at the success of any imposition, however ri-diculous.
The "Book of Mormon," which is called by the Mormons their Bible, has just been republished in England, where it has attracted the attention of one of the most popular reviews, which not only speaks of the absurdity of the whole, but exposes many false-hoods, and blunders, which have escaped the notice of their leaders. "Here," says the reviewer, "is a bitter satire on the much talked of march of mind," and the self-laudation of this the nineteenth century ! Here is a pretended revelation, so absurd, so pue-rile, that it would seem unlikely to impose on the most ignorant and uncivilised, which has found thou- sand of followers in England."
One of the individuals who was engaged in the fight with the people of Missouri, and against whom a bill for murder was found, is one of the "great guns" in England. A newspaper is published by them at Manchester, (which is a great field for making proselytes,) called the Millennial Star.
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