Last week I mentioned the fact that the Deseret News announced excommunications. What else did the News announce that caught missionary David Udall by surprise?
a. His mission release
b. His call to lead the British mission
c. A new mission call
d. His mission release to come home and find a wife
(C) Within an hour or two
In the spring of 1841 he (Amasa Lyman) moved his family to Nauvoo, and occupied part of a house belonging to Brother Osmyn M. Duel, and worked with Brother Theodore Turley in his shop at repairing guns, and other work. He had been thus engaged a short time, when Brother Charles Shumway, from northern Illinois, called on Brother Joseph for Elders to go home with him to preach in that country. The Prophet sent him to Elder Lyman, with directions that he should go. The steamer on which they were to go up the river was insight when he received the word in the shop. He went to his home, one mile distant, took leave of his family, and was at the landing as the boat rounded to. He preached in the region of Galena, and in Wisconsin, until October, when he returned to Nauvoo, where he arrived on the last day of the conference, in the afternoon. During the conference he was appointed a mission to the city of New York.
Andrew Jenson, LDS Biographical Encyclopedia (Salt Lake City: Publishers Press, 1901), 98.