Church History

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Anniversary of the Manifesto

On September 25, 1890, one hundred thirty years ago, President Wilford Woodruff issued a proclamation, Official Declaration 1, the Manifesto. Woodruff wrote that he had not authorized any plural marriages for several months, but most members were surprised by the Manifesto. Woodruff’s diary is now online at the Church History Library, and his diary of September 25, 1890, is available at the link below: