“Mr. Booth . . .” Ohio Star (Ravenna, Ohio) (26 January 1832).
Mr. BOOTH has sent us for publication a vindication of his character from the attacks made upon it by Mr. Rigdon, during his late visit to this place. Mr. Booth thinks, very naturally, that if those who assert the authenticity of the Book of Mormon, are impostors, there would be no great wisdom in submitting his reputation to the same testimony; as those who are capable of the imposition, might be corrupt enough to traduce his character, right or wrong. We have already expressed an opinion that the controversy in our columns may now end without injustice to either party; and as the admission of Mr. Booth’s communication would lay us under obligation to publish a reply, we must respectfully decline its publication.