A Proclamation to the Saints Scattered Abroad (1841)

    This early proclamation issued by the First Presidency invited Latter-day Saints to gather to Nauvoo. It was published on January 15, 1841, in the Church’s newspaper the Times and Seasons and set a precedent for Church leaders to unitedly “make known from time to time, the circumstances, situation, and prospects of the church, and give such instructions as may be necessary for the well being of the Saints.”

    Times and Seasons, vol. 2, BYU Harold B. Lee Library.