Horace Greeley, a Fourierist, an Illuminatus, and editor of the daily New York Tribune, gave Joseph Smith some of his early publicity.
In 1842, Horace Greeley published in his paper information on all the Fourierist movement's activities, meetings, conventions, and the organization of the first settlement as well as ideological articles.40
THE BAPTISTS & THE JEHOVAH'S WITNESSES
The Mason Rigdon had been associated with a fringe Baptist group. The help the Jehovah's Witnesses received was from a very conventional mainstream Baptist church.
In 1893, the Columbian Exposition in Chicago cut railroad rates down to about a penny per mile, a quarter of their normal rates. This prompted the International Bible Students to have their first national assembly.41 Five days of meeting were held, and what denomination helped them out? The Baptists. 360 Jehovah's Witnesses, then known as Bible Students, were in attendence. The JW audience watched in the Calvary Baptist Church while the Bible Students baptized 70
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