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Alder, John (fl. 1893) to Son Joseph

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC05493.07 Author/Creator: Alder, John (fl. 1893) Place Written: Manti City, Utah Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 10 February 1893 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Comments on recent changes in the Mormon church, lamenting that all Mormons have given up beliefs and practices to win favor with the world. People have put seeking money before seeking God. Discusses Mormon principles and his unwavering beliefs.

People: Alder, John, fl. 1893.

Historical Era: Rise of Industrial America, 1877-1900

Keywords/Subjects: Mormons, Westward Expansion, Religion, Frontiers and Exploration, Immigration and Migration, Morality and Ethics

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