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Friday, July 19, 2013

Handbook of Instructions (1940): Changing Places of Residence

by Seattle Jon (bio)

My youngest brother recently gifted me a Handbook of Instructions from 1940 signed by first presidency members Heber J. Grant, J. Reuben Clark, Jr. and David O. McKay. At 170 pages, the handbook is much shorter then our current versions (Handbook 1 alone is 186 pages) yet contains some interesting rules and regulations - and language - which I'll share over time.

Advice to Latter-day Saints on Changing Places of Residence

Members of the Church who are located in well-established communities of Latter-day Saints are advised to remain and assist in the development of localities already occupied, rather than to remove to new regions where the prospect for development is problematical, and social environment and financial opportunity very uncertain.

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