Francis Webster: The Unique Story of One Handcart Pioneer’s Faith and Sacrifice

One of the best-known and best-loved stories of the Mormon pioneers is the testimony of Francis Webster, a member of the Martin Handcart Company. Although his name has increasingly become associated with his statement, he is still better known as the unnamed old man in the corner of a Sunday School class who arose to silence criticism directed toward those who allowed that company to come west…

Published in BYU Studies Quarterly 45:2
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