“First” Mormon Literary Journal – 1839

WesternMessengerI was intrigued to find, in my searches of old periodicals this past week, a notice of a Mormon periodical I’d never heard of. And, even more surprising, this periodical was a literary periodical. Yes, in 1839!!

In the February 1839 issue of the Western Messenger, I found the following description of The Mormon Reporter and Iowa Literary Telegraph:

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