Proclamation, between 19 January and 27 August 1841

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  • Historical Introduction
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A Religious Proclamation
From Joseph Smith, of the , and Prophet, Seer, and Revelator of the Most High God, to the President of the of North America— the Governors of the several States— the Emperors, Kings, and Princes of the earth— the Executives of all nations— the Chiefs of all tribes— and all occupying high places in the administration of governments.
“Thus saith the Lord God, Behold I will lift up mine hand to the Gentiles, and set up my standard to the people: and they shall bring thy sons in their arms, and thy daughters shall be carried upon their shoulders. And kings shall be thy nursing-fathers, and their queens thy nursing-mothers: they shall bow down to thee with their face toward the earth, and lick up the dust of thy feet: and thou shalt know that I am the Lord: for they shall not be ashamed that wait for me.”
(Isaiah— LX, LXI, LXII.)
Now in obedience to a revelation given January 19th, [A]D. 1841, I proceed to call upon you to yield yourselves as obedient subjects to the requisitions of heaven, in fulfilling the contributing to the fulfilment of the predictions of the prophetsto believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, repent of and abandon your sins, be for the remission of your sins, receive to for the , and, in fine, to embrace the gospel in its beauty & fulness. “And now, why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptised, and wash away thy sins, calling on th[e] name of the Lord.” This is more honorable than the diadems of kings. [p. 1]
A Religious Proclamation
From Joseph Smith, of the , and Prophet, Seer, and Revelator of the Most High God, to the President of the of North America— the Governors of the several States— the Emperors, Kings, and Princes of the earth— the Executives of all nations— the Chiefs of all tribes— and all occupying high places in the administration of governments.
“Thus saith the Lord God, Behold I will lift up mine hand to the Gentiles, and set up my standard to the people: and they shall bring thy sons in their arms, and thy daughters shall be carried upon their shoulders. And kings shall be thy nursing-fathers, and their queens thy nursing-mothers: they shall bow down to thee with their face toward the earth, and lick up the dust of thy feet: and thou shalt know that I am the Lord: for they shall not be ashamed that wait for me.”
(Isaiah— LX, LXI, LXII.)
Now in obedience to a revelation given January 19th, AD. 1841, I proceed to call upon you to yield yourselves as obedient subjects to the requisitions of heaven, in contributing to the fulfilment of the predictions of the prophets—to believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, repent of and abandon your sins, be for the remission of your sins, receive to for the , and, in fine, to embrace the gospel in its beauty & fulness. “And now, why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptised, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord.” This is more honorable than the diadems of kings. [p. 1]
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