He was ordained an Elder in August, 1842 and started on a mission with Rufus Fisher to Branch Co., Michigan. Preached until 5 Feb, 1843. (Found in personal journal posted in Memories on FS (KWJ5-CJX)
Called Sunday, 24 Feb, 1856 to serve in Europe. LR 1140 2 Image 47 Arrival at England: 5 August 1856 Departure: 21 January 1858 Priesthood: High Priest Married Matilda Robison on 25 Dec, 1831.
Thomas Rice and his wife Matilda went to Pennsylvania, New York, and Michigan on a "Visiting Mission." Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah says he filled 2 Missions to England.