Extraordinary Historical N. Couloy Nauvoo Illinois Signed 1860 Dated Albany Slip Jug

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Extraordinary Historical N. Couloy Nauvoo Illinois Signed 1860 Dated Albany Slip Jug
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This is truly an extraordinary N. Couloy of Nauvoo, Illinois, signed Albany slip jug dated 1860. This is the only known example to exist. The small brown jug measures 5 3/4 inches tall with a diameter of approximately 3 1/2 inches. As stated, the jug is signed "N. Couloy/Nauvoo, ILL./1860". It has a single stone handle and a 3/4 inch opening. A small city in Hancock County, Illinois, located on the bend of the Mississippi River, Nauvoo was named by Joseph Smith, Jr., the founder of the Latter Day Saints movement. Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language with an anglicized spelling meaning "to be beautiful". Joseph Smith and his Latter Day Saint followers had been prosecuted for their beliefs from the day the religious movement began in 1830. Members of the church had hoped that Nauvoo would became a permanent safe haven. It was not to be as in 1844 an angry mob killed Joseph Smith and his bother and began burning the city of Nauvoo. Two years later Brigham Young, Smith's successor, made the decision to lead the church members on a mass exodus through the Mexican-controlled Southwest that would eventually end in forming a permanent Latter Day Saint community in the valley of the Great Salt Lake in Utah. The city of Nauvoo continues today to be a center of historical religious significance for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. More than 40 of the religious sites such as the Temple and early church member homes of Joseph Smith, Brigham Young and Heber C. Kimball have been restored or rebuilt and are opened to the public.
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Condition: Excellent overall.