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Letter from First Presidency to Saints Scattered Abroad, 15 September 1840

Letter from First Presidency to Saints Scattered Abroad, 15 September 1840

TO THE SAINTS SCATTERED ABROAD.
Beloved Brethren:
We address a few lines to the church of Jesus Christ

The Book of Mormon related that when Christ set up his church in the Americas, “they which were baptized in the name of Jesus, were called the church of Christ.” The first name used to denote the church JS organized on 6 April 1830 was “the Church of Christ...

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, who have obeyed from the heart, that form of doctrine which has been delivered to them by the servants of the Lord, and who are desirous to go forward in the ways of truth and righteousness, [p. 177]
TO THE SAINTS SCATTERED  ABROAD.
Beloved Brethren:
We address a few lines  to the church of Jesus Christ

The Book of Mormon related that when Christ set up his church in the Americas, “they which were baptized in the name of Jesus, were called the church of Christ.” The first name used to denote the church JS organized on 6 April 1830 was “the Church of Christ...

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, who  have obeyed from the heart, that form  of doctrine which has been delivered  to them by the servants of the Lord,  and who are desirous to go forward in  the ways of truth and righteousness, [p. 177]
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First Presidency

The highest presiding body of the church. An 11 November 1831 revelation stated that the president of the high priesthood was to preside over the church. JS was ordained as president of the high priesthood on 25 January 1832. In March 1832, JS appointed two...

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, Letter, Nauvoo

Principal gathering place for Saints following expulsion from Missouri. Beginning in 1839, LDS church purchased lands in earlier settlement of Commerce and planned settlement of Commerce City, as well as surrounding areas. Served as church headquarters, 1839...

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, IL, to “The Saints Scattered Abroad,” 15 Sept. 1840; Times and Seasons, Oct. 1840, pp. 177–179.

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