The Religious, Social, and Political History of the Mormons, or Latter-day Saints
New York, NY
Miller, Orton & Co.
The following pages contain a complete and impartial history of this extraordinary sect, from their very origin to the present time. They also contain full descriptions of the government, ordinances, doctrines, the social, political, and moral condition of the Latter Day Saints. The sources from which these materials have been derived, are authentic and reliable; nor has either bigotry or prejudice been permitted in the least degree to distort any of the statements made in reference to these important subjects. The author has endeavored to discriminate impartially between the conflicting accounts as given, on the one hand, by the Mormons, and on the other, by their opponents; to guard against all exaggeration on either side and to present fairly and clearly what seemed to be the truth, in reference to the matter. Nor can it be denied, that the future probable admission of the Mormon community, at no distant day, into this great confederacy of states, with coequal rights and prerogatives, adds very considerably to the interest and importance with which their character and fate have heretofore been invested.