Latter-day Saints' Millennial Star, Volume V.
Place Published: Liverpool
Publisher: James and Woodburn, Printers
Date Published: 1844
Binding: Leather bound
Book Id: 19904
200pp. Octavo [21.5 cm] 3/4 calf over marbled boards. Very Good. Light rubbing to extremities. Front joint splitting at head and foot. Title page is loose and laid in. Sporadic foxing to endsheets and pastedown. End sheets and paste downs chipped at foot with subtle losses.
This Millennial Star contains the "Trial of Sidney Rigdon" and "Awful Assassination". The trial of Sidney Rigdon pertains to elder Rigdon ordaining his own "Prophets, Priests and Kings". Brigham Young compares Rigdon and his actions to those of James Strang and the Strangites. The supplement, 'Awful Assassination' brought the details of the Smith brothers martyrdom to the British and European Saints. The Millennial Star during this time period was one of the only LDS periodicals, and this supplement is where many of the scattered faithful would have received the news of the Prophet Joseph Smith's murder. Flake/Draper 4782. Crawley 233