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Source: The Historical Record; Andrew Jenson, Utah, 1886 -C. Horton 2009

The following brethren were then appointed to act as a committee to superintend the removal of the Saints from the State of Missouri, to wit:
William Huntington Charles Bird, Alanson Ripley, Theodore Turley, Daniel Shearer, Shadrach Roundy and Jonathan H. Hale.
The following document, or covenant, was also drawn up and signed by the faithful brethren:

"Far West, Missouri, Jan. 29,1839.
"We, whose names are here-underwritten, do each for ourselves individually hereby covenant to stand by and assist each other, to the utmost of our abilities,
in removing from this State, In compliance with the authority of the State; and we do here-by acknowledge ourselves firmly bound to the extent of all our available property, to be disposed of by a committee who shall be appointed for that purpose, for providing means for the removing of the poor and destitute, who shall be considered worthy,  from this country, till there shall not be one left who desires to remove from the State: with this proviso, that no to individual shall  be deprived of the right of the disposal of his own property for the above purpose, or his own property for the above purpose, or of having the control of it, or so much of it as shall be necessary for the removing of his own family, and be entitled to the over plus, after the work is effected; and furthermore, said committee shall give receipts for all property, and an account of the expenditure of the same. 

"John Smith ......  James McMillan ......  William Hunington ......  Chandler Holbrook ......   Charles Bird ......  Alexander Wright ......  Alanson Ulpley
 William Taylor ......  Theodore Turley ...... John Taylor ......  Daniel Shearer ......  Reuben P. Hurtwell ......  Shadruch Roundy ......  John Lowry    
Jonathan H. Hale ...... Welcome Chapman ......  Ellas Smith ......   Solomon Hancock ...... Brigham Young ......  Arza Adams ......  James Burnhum   
Henry Jacobs ......  Leicester Gaylord ..... James Carroll ......  Samuel Williams ......  David Lyons ......  John Miller ......  John Taylor ......  Aaron M. York  
Don Carlos Smith ......  George A. Smith ..... William J. Stuart ......  Daniel Howe ......  Isaac B. Chapman ......  James Bradin ......  Roswell Stephens 
Jonathan Beckelshimer ...... Reuben Hedlock  ...... David Jones ......  David Holman ......  Wm. M. Fossett ......  Joel Goddard ......   Charles N. Baldwin
Phineas R. Bird ......   Jesse N. Reed ..... Duncan McArthur ...... Benjamin Johnson ......   Allen Talley ......   Jonathan Hampton ......   James Hampton  
Anson Call ......   Sherman A. Gilbert ..... Peter Dopp ...... James S. Holman ......   Samuel Roph ...... Andrew Lytle ......   Abel Lamb ......   Aaron Johnson
 Daniel McArthur ......  Heber C. Kimball ...... William Gregory ......   George W. Harris ......   Zenos Curtis ......   George W. Davidson ...... John Reed  
Harvey Strong ......   William R. Orton ......  Elizabeth Mackley ......   Samuel D. Tyler ......   Sarah Mackley ......   John H. Goff ......   Andrew Moore  
Thomas Butterfield ...... Harvey Downey ......  Dwight Hardin ......   John Maba ......   Norvil M. Head ......   Lucy Wheeler ......   Stephen V. Foot 
John Turpin ......   Jacob G. Bigler ......   William Earl ......  Eli Bagley ...... Zeno H. Gurley ......   William Milam ......   Joseph W. Coolidge   
Lorenzo Clark ......   Anthony Head ......   William Allred ......   S. A. P. Kelsey ......    Wm. Vau Ausdall ......   Moses Evord ...... Nathan K. Knight 
Ophelia Harris ......   John Thorp ......   Zuba McDonald ......   Andrew Rose ......   Mary Goff ......   John S. Martin ......   Harvey J. Moore   
Albert Sloan ......   Francis Chase ...... John D. Lee ...... Stephen Markham ......   Eliphas Marsh ......   John Outhouse ......   Joseph Wright 
Wm. F. Leavens ......   John Badger ......   Daniel Tyler ......    Levi Richards ......   Noah Rogers ...... Erastus Bingham ......   Stephen N. St. John
Elisha Everett ......   Francis Lee ......   John Lytle ......   Eli Lee ......   Levi Jackman ......   Benjamin Covey ......  Thomas Guyman ......   Michael Barkdull
Nahum Curtis ......   Miles Randall ......   Lyman Curtis ......   Horace Evans ......   Phillip Ballard ......   David Dort ......   William Gould ......   Levi Hancock 
Reuben Middleton ......   Edwin Whiting ......  William Harper ......   William Burton ......   Seba Joes ......   Elisha Smith ......   Charles Butler ......   James Gallaher
Richard Walton ......   Robert Jackson ......   Isaac Kerron ......   Lemuel Merrick ......   Joseph Rose ......   James Dunn ......   David Foot ......   Orin Hartshorn
L. S. Nickerson ......   Nathan Hawke ......   Moses Daley ......   Pierce Hawley ......   David Sessions ......  Thomas F. Fisher ...... Peregrine Sessions 
James Leithead ......   Alford P. Childs ......  Alfred Lee ...... James Daley ......  Stephen Jones ......   Noah T. Guyman ......   Eleazar Harris ......   David Winters
Elijah B. Gaylord ......    John Pack ......    Thomas Grover ......    Sylvenus Hicks ......    Alexander Badlam ......    Horatio N. Kent ......    Phebe Kellog
Joseph W. Pierce ......   Albert Miner ...... Thomas Gates ......   Wm. Woodland ......   Squire Bozarth ......   Martin C. Allred ......   Nathan Lewis
Jedediah Owen ......    Philander Avery ......    Orrin P. Rockwell ......    Benjamin F. Bird ......  Nathan B. Baldwin ......    Charles Squire  
Truman Brace ......    Jacob Curtis ......   Sarah Wixom ......   Rachel Medfo ......    Lewis Zobriskl ......   Lyman Stevens ......   Henry Zobriski ......  Roswell Evans   
Morris Harris ......   Leonard Clark ......    Absolom Tidwell ......    Nebemlah Harmon ......     Alvln Winegar ......    Daniel Cathcart ......   Samuel Winegar   
Gershom Stokes ......  John E. Page ......   Rachel Page ......   Levi Gifford ......    Barnet Cole ......    Edmund Durfee ......    Wm. Thompson  
Josiah Butterfleld ......   Nathan Cheney ......    John Killon ...... James Sherry ...... John Patten ......   David Frampton ......   John Wilkins ......  Elizabeth Pettlgrew
 Abram Allen ......   Charles Thompson ......   Wm. Felshaw."

President Young secured eighty names to this covenant the first day he presented it to the Saints and three hundred the next. Hence the 214 names given above is only a
partial list of the signers, but they are all that are recorded in Church history.

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