Letter to the Saints Abroad, 24 May 1841

The First Presidency of the Church  of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints,  anxious to promote the prosperity of  said church, feel it their duty to call  upon the saints who reside out of this  county, to make preparations to come  in, without delay. This is important,  and should be attended to by all who  feel an interest in the prospertiy of  this the corner stone of Zion. Here  the Temple must be raised, the Univer sity be built, and other edifices erected  which are necessary for the great work  of the last days; and which can only  be done by a concentration of energy,  and enterprise. Let it therefore be un derstood, that all the stakes, excepting  those in this county, and in Lee coun ty, Iowa, are discontinued, and the  saints instructed to settle in this county  as soon as circumstances will permit.
City of Nauvoo, Hancock co., Ill.,
May 24th 1841. [p. 434]
JS, Letter, Nauvoo, IL, to “The Saints Abroad,” 24 May 1841; in Times and Seasons, 1 June 1841, 2:434.