Called on a special mission to preach the gospel and to assist with Joseph Smith's presidential campaign in Alabama. (Journal History of April 15, 1844)
Journal History of May 31, 1846 Millennial Star Vol. 10:296. October 1, 1848 Elder L.D. Butler was appointed their president. Second Ship "Sailor Prince" sailed from Liverpool for New Orleans on the 24th carrying 311 passengers.