Willard Richards

Willard Richards (1804-1854) was born 24 Jun. 1804 in Hopkinton, Middlesex Co., Massachusetts. He was the son of Joseph Richards and Rhoda Howe. He married Jennetta Richards on 24 Sep. 1838. He was baptized 31 Dec. 1836. He served alongside Wilford Woodruff as an Apostle. He died 11 Mar. 1854 in Great Salt Lake City, Great Salt Lake Co., Utah Territory.


Willard Richards (KWJ5-X12), "Family Tree," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 6 Feb. 2022). Willard Richards, Wilford Woodruff Papers (https://wilfordwoodruffpapers.org/subjects/willard-richards, accessed 10 Feb. 2022). Willard Richards, The Joseph Smith Papers (https://www.josephsmithpapers.org/person/willard-richards, accessed 17 Jan. 2022).

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    Moved by Elder Kimble & seconded by Elder Richards that 20 of the Seventies be sent for & that it be left discretionary with the president of the Twelve to send for more if he think proper Meeting closed by prayer by Elder Kimble At a general conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints held in the Temperance Hall Preston, Lancashire, England; on the fifteenth Day of April Eighteen hundred & forty. Elder Kimble was called to ...
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    Er Joseph Fielding rep. the Church at Alston Cumberland con[sisting] of 40 M. 2 E 2 P. 2 T. Er Wd Richards rep. the Church at Brampton consisting of 30 M. 1 E. 1 P. Also the Church at Bedford consi[sting] of 40 M 1 E. 1 P. Also the Church in Scotland consisting of 21 M. 3 E. The meeting was then adjourned for 1 hour The Conference then assembled at 1/2 past ...
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    for the Church. Mooved by Er Kimble & Sec. by Er P P Pratt that a Committy of three be appointed to make a selection of Hymns Mooved by Er Orson Pratt & Seconded. by Er Willford Woodruff that Elder Brigham Young Er P P Pratt & Er J. Taylor form the Committy for the Selection of the Hymns Mooved by Er W Richards Secd by G. A. Smith that the name of ...
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    Mooved by Er John Taylor Secd. by Er P P Pratt that the copy right of the Book of Doctrins & Covenants & the Book of Mormon be secured as soon as possible Mooved by Elr W Woodruff secnd by Er W. Richards that Elders Brigham Young Heber C. Kimble & Parley P Pratt be the Committy to secure the Coppy Right Mooved by Er H C. Kimble secd by Er W Richards that Elder
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    have again returned into this part of the vine yard, & Elder B. Young is with me & I expect Elder Richards soon to assist in pruning this part of the vineyard. this field that is now open is about 40 miles from Bristol 40 from Birmingham & 120 from London. I expect the church will number several hundred in this region soon. I fou nd on my return that Elder Kington had baptized 10, & ...
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    April 14, 1840 ~ Tuesday to April 16, 1840 ~ Thursday Thus I spent the 14, 15, ^&^ 16 of April siting in coun cil with my Brethen the Twelve & the Saints. I preached in the evening of the 15th, in the Tempera nce Hall to a crouded congregation. I felt Happy to have the privilege of sitting in council with my Brethen the Twelve in a foreign Nation to do the work of the Lord After our council closed on the 16th I walked with Elder Richards ...
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    John Tayler commence his Labours in Liverpool, that P. P. Pratt go to Manchester to publish the periodical & that George A. Smith go to the Potteries & that Elders Brigham Young & W Richards go with me into the field or vineyard which I had opened in Herefordshire & the adjoining county. So I took the parting hand with the Twelve & Saints & ...
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    April 30, 1840 ~ Thursday 30th I spent the day in writing at Froomes Hill 30 Friday ^Thursday^ I walked with Elder Young to Dymock & had an interview with Elders Richards & Kington & spent the night with them [FIGURES] I recieved two ^3^ Letters one from Mother Woodruff & one from G. A. Smith & one from A Cordon 12 mil May 1, 1840 ~ ...
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    committee settle the financial or business matters thereof with Joseph Smith Jun to whom the profits rightly belong. Resolved that Elder Amos Fielding be appointed to superintend fitting out the Saints from Liverpool to America under the instructions of Elder P. P. Pratt Resolved that Brother G. J. Adams go to Bedford & Northampton and labour in that region. Adjourned till 10 o-clock tomorrow A.M Elder Kimball closed ...
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    Moved by Elder Kimball seconded by Elder Woodruff that the Twelve do business at the Conference as a quorum & call upon the Church or Conference to sanction it. Adjourned till the 6th Inst to meet in general Conference at Carpenters Hall at 10 oclock A.M. O. Hyde Clerk [FIGURE] I wrote a letter to Elder John Taylor, Tailor April 6, 1841 ~ Tuesday CONFERENCE MINUTES The Council of the Twelve assembled at Manchester in the ...