William Smith's Quest for Ecclesiastical Station : A Schismatic Odyssey, 1844-93
Bringhurst, Newell G.,Hamer, John C.
Scattering of the Saints : Schism within Mormonism
John Whitmer Books
This chapter focuses on William Smith, and his quest for ecclesiastical station in the RLDS Church following the martyrdom of his older brothers Joseph and Hyrum Smith. William thought the Church owed him a more prominent place in the ecclesiastical hierarchy, property, financial support and more recognition; however, this would be a quest that would be unfulfilled.