October 21, 1848, Oliver Cowdery came into an outdoor Church conference near Mosquito Creek, Iowa. He was invited to speak by Orson Hyde before some 2,000 Latter-day Saints. He bore eloquent testimony of the Book of Mormon. April 12, 1838, Oliver Cowdery was excommunicated at Far West, Missouri, and subsequently driven from the area. While Oliver may have been angry he did not apostatize from the Church or deny his witness. Once out of the Church, Oliver took up the practice of law in Ohio and maintained friendly relations with members of the Church, particularly, Phinehas Young. Oliver desired over time to come back to the Church and go West with the Saints. Oliver was received by the High Council at Kanesville and rebaptized November 12, 1848. He moved to Richmond, Missouri where he died in March of 1850.