General Epistle from the Council of the Twelve Apostles, to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints Abroad, Dispersed Throughout the Earth.
Place Published: Chicago
Publisher: Black Cat Press
Date Published: 1935
Book Id: 47517
[32pp] Octavo [24 cm] Tan linen with brown paper label on front board. Fine. Subtle sunning to backstrip.
This epistle marks the beginning of Mormonism in Utah. The epistle recounts the troubles in Nauvoo, and the subsequent evacuation. It also announces the establishment of the LDS headquarters in the Great Salt Lake Valley. The epistle also urges Saints converging upon the Great Basin to bring whatever they may to help the settlement flourish. Subtitle on title page is: Dated: Winter Quarters, Nebraska December 23, 1847, and constituting the earliest known example of printing in the present state of Nebraska by Douglas C. McMurtie containing a complete facsimile of the original edition of the epistle. Scarce.