The first copies of the Book of Mormon (Ole Tusi A Mamona) in the Samoan language were received from the press of the "Deseret News," and Elder James Ricks started for Samoa with thirty—six copies. The book was translated by Elders William G. Sears, Frank E. Lewis, Edwin Smart and G.C. Pillsbury. The edition consisted of 5,000 copies.
[Source: Jenson, Andrew, Church Chronology]