R. B. Neal
, evangelist, Grayson, Kentucky, sends out Anti-Mormon Tract No. 6, containing the letters written by Rev. Ezra Booth
to Rev. Ira Eddy.
"Years of experience among them affords him (Booth) unusual opportunities to detect their wily schemes, and thus to expose them at their every move."
The reader will note that Booth
went in among them for the purpose of "detecting their wily schemes" -- went in a hypocrite and came out a "circus rider."
... Suppose he joined the church in September, 1830; he left them in August, 1831.
During those "few months" he
had "years of experience among them!"
The above is from The Watchman
, whose stupidity wiull soon pass into a proverb.
Not another man, woman or child on earth would bracket the name of (Booth) in that clause in Fred L. Rowe's Introduction to the tract.
Bombs," our Tract No. 6, we have reprinted about one-fourth of Howe's "Mormonism
was a man of scholarly attainments, of fine brain and a good, honest heart.
He was a Methodist minister, and he went into Mormonism with all the strength of his heart and head.
was one of the band that made the pilgrimage to Missouri to locate Zion and the site for a Temple, to which the Saviour would cme when it was erected.
was thrown in close contact with Smith, Rigdon, Cowdery, and all the leaders.
When their perfidity and duplicity dawned upon him he
was shocked beyond expression.
Humiliated, feeling keenly his
tells the story of that trip and opens up, with trenchant pen, the "true inwardness" of Mormonism
"Prophet Joe" had the Lord denounce him as an apostate.
This is the best commendation he
could have of the truthfulness of his