I am not related - this is part of a transcription project.
from "Printers and Printing in Providence, 1762 - 1907" prepared by a committee of Providence Typographical Union #33 as a souvenir of the 50th anniversary of its institution printed in 1907
"The Journeymen" p. LXI.
"HUGH McDEVITT - Born Dublin, Ireland, Jan. 1, 1837; learned printing in Liverpool, Eng. He writes: 'First worked in Providence in the fall of 1864, on the Journal. There as an alleymate met the first Mormon I every knew, who, as soon as he learned I was a soldier of European experience, offered me a commission in the Mormon army and tried to get me to go to Utah; but his descriptions of Mormondom conflicted with my taste and I concluded to remain a Puritan.'In the spring of 1865 he worked on the Post; employed on the Boston Globe in 1907."