The Prophet (newspaper)

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The Prophet was a local Latter Day Saint newspaper published in New York City, New York, United States. The first editor of the paper was William Smith and the periodical was printed from 1844 to 1845.[1]

The paper was likely founded as part of Joseph Smith's presidential campaign. It resembled other contemporary Mormon newspapers, from which it often published excerpts.[2] Other editors included George T. Leach, Samuel Brannan, A. E. Wright, and Parley P. Pratt.[3] In July 1845 the paper's format and name changed to become the New-York Messenger, which lasted until the end of the year.[4]

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  1. ^ Danel W. Bachman (1992). "Church Periodicals". Encyclopedia of Mormonism. Macmillan Publishing Company. Retrieved 2009-12-02.
  2. ^ (Crawley 1997, p. 256)
  3. ^ (Crawley 1997, p. 256)
  4. ^ (Crawley 1997, p. 306)


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