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Life of David W. Patten: The First Apostolic Martyr

TitleLife of David W. Patten: The First Apostolic Martyr
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1904
AuthorsWilson, Lycurgus A.
Number of Pages72
PublisherThe Deseret News
CitySalt Lake City
KeywordsEarly Church History; Martyrdom; Patten, David W.

The writing of this little volume has been a pleasant task. And just as we find mingled with our regret at parting with a friend, a joy in the assurance that to whomsoever he comes he will give the same pleasure he has afforded us, so the author has a feeling in putting out this brief memoir of David W. Patten that the courage and faith manifested in his life will not be lost or un-fruitful in the lives of those who contemplate his career.

There remains only the pleasure of thanking those who have taken an interest in this work, and their name is legion. But first of all perhaps is the nephew of Apostle Patten. Thomas Jefferson Patten, of Provo, Utah.

Particular mention should be made of the kindness shown by the late President Wilford Woodruff, by President Lorenzo Snow, by President Joseph F. Smith, by the late Apostle Franklin D. Richards and by the late President Abraham O. Smoot, of Utah Stake. In short, all who knew, or who have read of, Apostle David W. Patten, have seemed to count it a pleasure to do whatever they could to assist in perpetuating his memory.

Life of David W. Patten: The First Apostolic Martyr