Parley P. Pratt

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Parley P. Pratt

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Parley P. Pratt (1807-57) was born in Burlington, New York. A serious seeker after truth, Pratt joined the Disciples on hearing the preaching of Sidney Rigdon and decided to devote his life to the ministry. However, in 1830 he met Hyrum Smith and Oliver Cowdery and was baptized a member of the Church. He was soon called to be one of the Twelve Apostles, a calling in which he labored until his assassination in 1857.

Parley Pratt's writings span many genres, including theological and missionary tracts, hymns, dialogues and an impressive Autobiography. These show him to be one of the keenest and most literary minds of the Church in the early period.

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