New York. Ephemera. Four elephant folio-sized pages [65 cm]. The edges are chipped, and there is a 6" closed tear along the horizontal center fold. Featured in the engraved masthead are the slogans "Mormon Creed. Mind Your Own Business - Brigham Young" and "Constitution of U.S. Given by Inspiration of God." Flake 5519. Crawley 977. Item #58510
An early issue of an LDS paper which ran from February 17, 1855 through September 19, 1857.
Peter Crawley points out that, "Taylor published the newspaper at 102 Nassau Street, corner of Ann. He shared the premises with a printer and two other papers, the New York Clipper and the American Celt, and within two blocks of his office were more than two dozen printers and three dozen newspapers, including the New York Herald, the Sun, New York Daily Times, and the New York Tribune. 'We commenced our publication here,' Taylor wrote to Brigham Young that April, 'not because we had means to do it, but because we were determined to fulfil our mission.' By selling their teams, he reported, and 'several' of them borrowing $100 each, they collected enough to get the newspaper up and running." By the time the last issue of The Mormon was printed, the publisher was relieved to be free of the financial burden of keeping it going.