The Nauvoo Expositor was an Anti-Latter-day Saint publication. Run by dissenters of the Church, with the intent of the harming the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and fearing the entire destruction of Nauvoo. The Nauvoo City Council declared the News Paper a nuisance and ordered the destruction. The destruction of this printing press ultimately led to the martyrdom of the Prophet Joseph Smith.
The Nauvoo Expositor only put out one issue of four pages on June 7, 1844. Joseph Smith called the newspaper a "filthy sheet." The Nauvoo City Council gathered together and voted unanimously to destroy the printing press. Marshal John P. Green directed the burning of the printing press in Mulholland Street on June 10, 1844. Two days later Joseph Smith and other members of the City Council were arrested.
The publishers of the Nauvoo Expositor were William and Wilson Law, Robert and Charles Foster, Frances and Chauncey Higbee and Charles Ivins.
The Nauvoo Expositor site is located in Dr. Robert Fosters lot 3 on the north side of Mulholland Street between Woodruff and Page Street about number 1245.
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