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Moroni, A Sketch of the Nephite Republic, XI

TitleMoroni, A Sketch of the Nephite Republic, XI
Publication TypeMagazine Article
Year of Publication1890
AuthorsRoberts, B.H.
MagazineThe Contributor
Issue Number12
Date PublishedOctober 1890
KeywordsAmmoron (Nephite Apostate); Assassination; Captain Moroni; Nephite Government; Teancum (Nephite Captain)

Roberts discusses the waning days of the war with the Lamanites, until Ammoron’s assassination by Teancum near the City of Moroni. The rebuilding process, both spiritual and physical, following the war is mentioned, as is the passing of its chief figures within a handful of years. Roberts discusses the impossibility of knowing a great deal about Captain Moroni, but compares him favorably to Washington. He concludes by stating that “[t]he fate of the Nephite Republic is a warning to all free governments…that the people of a republic—a free people—must be a righteous people or the days of their prosperity are numbered…”