Letter of Appointment

The Letter of Appointment was a controversial three-page document used by James J. Strang and his adherents in their efforts to prove that he was the designated successor to Joseph Smith, Jr., as the prophet and president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Sent from Nauvoo, Illinois on June 19, 1844 to Strang in Burlington, Wisconsin, this missive served as the cornerstone of Strang's claims, which were ultimately rejected by the majority of Latter Day Saints. Following Strang's murder in 1856, the letter passed through various hands until acquired by Yale University, where it currently forms a part of its Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library.

Read more about Letter Of Appointment:  James J. Strang, The Letter, Questions of Authenticity

Other articles related to "letter of appointment, letter, letters":

Letter Of Appointment - Questions of Authenticity
... Experts agree that the postmark on the letter is genuine ... Strang, however, produced several letters mailed from Nauvoo on June 19, all of which had this same dot ... Here, said he, was proof that the postmark on his "Letter" was indeed authentic ...

Famous quotes containing the words appointment and/or letter:

    Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.
    George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)

    With the nippers to wheel round the houses
    And the hall to paint in his old trousers
    And that letter to her mother
    Saying Won’t you come for the summer.
    Philip Larkin (1922–1986)