Ordained an Elder and called on a mission the day of his baptism in Michigan. He started the next day .
Assigned to go with George W Harris to procure money for printing certain books. July 17, Sept 23, 1840. On 17 December 1840, Samuel Bent wrote that he had much success preaching while traveling through the Eastern States.
D&C 124: 132 At Nauvoo, Illinois
Joseph Smith asked for volunteers to explore Oregon and California. They were also to preach wherever they went. The purpose of the expedition was to locate a suitable place for the Saints to dwell. Due to rapid changing circumstances and the death of the Prophet Joseph Smith the expedition did not occur.