Plano, Illinois: Printed at the True Latter Day Saints' Herald Steam Book Office, . 8pp, as issued with caption title. Signed at the bottom of page 8, in type, by Joseph Smith as President; and by Joseph Smith, Alex. H. Smith, Mark H. Forscutt, Wm. W. Blair, and Josiah Ells as Committee on Memorial. Very short closed tear at blank upper margins. Very Good, in later half tan morocco and marbled paper over boards, with gilt-lettered title stamped on spine [front cover detached but present] Very Good.
"Approved by the annual conference of the Reorganized Church on April 11, 1870, and signed by Joseph Smith as chairman of the committee, and also as President, it claimed the right of the Reorganized group to be considered the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and denounced the doctrine of polygamy advocated by the Utah church at the time. It was inspired by the opposition of the latter body to the Cullom bill, directed against that practice" [Sabin]. The Reorganized Church's Founder, Joseph Smith III, was the son of the founder of the original Church.
"A Memorial in opposition to polygamy praying that the Reorganized Church be recognized as THE Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints" [Graff].
Sabin 83294. Flake & Draper 6952 [8 locations]. Graff 3465. Item #37923