The Deseret News: Being a Weekly Journal for the Diffusion of General Intelligence among the Latter Day Saints.

Great Salt Lake City: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1858. paperback. Volume VIII, Numbers 1-52. title vignette. vi, 224pp. folio, self- wrappers; (some pages lightly browned, many pages lightly dampstained). Great Salt Lake City: Published by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1858. Scarce.

Complete run of 52 issues from March 10, 1858 to March 2, 1859. Many issues contain lengthy biographies of early Mormon settlers to Utah. These biographies also detail their Mormon experiences before arriving in Utah. The rest of most issues contain articles on the Church and Mormons in Utah. Issue number 51 has an article in the Deseret Alphabet with a key on how to pronounce each letter of the Deseret Alphabet. This volume had the binding removed with the pages of the issues remaining bound together. The title page and index comprise the first six pages and are loose. The text of each issue is bright.

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