Proclamation of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints


Proclamation of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

TitleProclamation of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1845
AuthorsWoodruff, Wilford
Number of Pages16
PublisherThe Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
CityNew York
KeywordsDoctrine; Early Church History; Jesus Christ; Joseph Smith; Martyrdom; Restoration
Abstract

Wilford Woodruff was instructed to write a proclamation and did so in April 1845, and it was published in October of that year. Translations were made into several languages, and they were circulated widely in the United States and Europe.

Titled: "Proclamation of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints," it was addressed: "To all the kings of the world, to the president of the United States of America; to the governors of the several states and to the rulers and people of all nations."

It then recites, for sixteen pages, the beliefs, hopes, and practices of the Church; the events that transpired in the restoration of the gospel; the preparations that are to be made for the coming of the Savior; the persecution suffered by the people and the loss by martyrdom of their Prophet and their Patriarch.