In the spring and summer of 1838, the presidency of the Seventy in Kirtland organized Kirtland Camp to assist many of the poorer Church members living in Ohio to relocate to northern Missouri, a trek of more than eight hundred miles. Comprised of over five hundred individuals, including families, Kirtland Camp was the first Mormon company organized to assist in the migration of the Latter-day Saints in the history of the Church.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Baugh, Alexander L.
"Kirtland Camp, 1838: Bringing the Poor to Missouri,"
Journal of Book of Mormon Studies: Vol. 22
, Article 7.
Available at: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/jbms/vol22/iss1/7