Joseph Smith Presidential Campaign

1844 April 9
1844 June 27

With Joseph Smith having declared his candidacy for President of the United States, Brigham Young announced in General Conference that elders would be called to both “preach the Gospel and electioneer.”  President Young then asked for volunteers and 244 responded. The average number of missionaries per year before 1843 was usually under one hundred, in 1843-1844 the number of missionaries increased fivefold.

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Mission Founded

1844 April 9

Charles Coulson Rich Called as President

1844 April 15–July See Missionaries

Mission Closed

1844 June 27
Joseph Smith Presidential Campaign (1844 - 1844) Profile