"Spirit Prevails." Containing the Revelations, Articles and Letters.

Morris, Joseph.

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Place Published: San Francisco, CA
Publisher: Geo. S. Dove & Company
Date Published: 1886
Edition: First edition
Binding: Leather bound
Book Id: 9366


684pp. Octavo [23.5 cm] Full leather with raised bands and leather labels on backstrip. Near Fine. Volume rebacked with original backstrip laid over. Contemporary bookplate on front pastedown.


This volume contains the written works of Joseph Morris, founder of the Morrisites (an LDS offshoot). Morris left the LDS Church after he started having revelations that placed him at odds with LDS Church leadership. He left with about 500 followers. Tension between the Morrisites and their Mormon neighbors slowly grew. The conflict escalated when deputy Marshall Robert T. Burton, and a posse of two hundred men set out to arrest Morris and other Morrisite church leaders. The "Morrisite War" broke out when Burton ordered warning shots fired. The Morrisites returned fire, and after three days of siege and many dead (including Morris, and several of his wives), the Morrisite war and the Morrisite movement was over. Flake/Draper 5575. Scallawagiana 75.

By This Author: Morris, Joseph.
By This Publisher: Geo. S. Dove & Company