Samuel W. Richards sworn oath
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Oath sworn before Martin S. Lindsay, Notary Public, in Salt Lake City on 11 Dec. 1903. The document affirms that Richards was among 25 young men who were called during the winter of 1843-4 by the Mormon Prophet, Joseph Smith (1805-1844), to explore the mountains in the West for a place where the Mormons could go to avoid persecution. Richards states that the men had weekly meetings to prepare for the trip and the decision to explore the West was made by Joseph Smith and not by his successor Brigham Young (1801-1877).
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Carpenter, Colonel of Utah Militia, author, editor of the "Millennial Star," missionary, and president of the European Mission for the Mormon Church.
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19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts.
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