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Moroni, A Sketch of the Nephite Republic, VIII

TitleMoroni, A Sketch of the Nephite Republic, VIII
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication1890
AuthorsRoberts, B.H.
MagazineThe Contributor
Issue Number8
Date PublishedJune 1890
KeywordsAmalickiah; Assassination; Captain Moroni; King-Men; Nephite Government; Teancum (Nephite Captain)

Roberts discusses the failed political attempts by “monarchists” among the Nephites to reform the government to a system more to their liking. The subsequent actions of Captain Moroni relevant to them are discussed, as is Moroni’s role appointed role as a “dictator” in the Roman tradition for the preservation of the people. Amalickiah’s series of successes, leading up to his ignominious assassination at the hands of Teancum is also discussed. Roberts offers brief insights as to how that action is sometimes perceived in modern times, against how it would have been understood anciently.