Amaleki, the last of the transitional record-keepers prior to King Benjamin, reported that a group of people in his day departed from Zarahemla in search of the land of their inheritance.
Wherefore, they went up into the wilderness. And their leader being a strong and mighty man, and a stiffnecked man, wherefore he caused a contention among them; and they were all slain, save fifty, in the wilderness, and they returned again to the land of Zarahemla.
And it came to pass that they also took others to a considerable number, and took their journey again into the wilderness.
The leader of the second expedition mentioned was Zeniff, who departed for the land of Nephi around 200 BC. Zeniff then returned to the land of Nephi soon thereafter as leader of the second expeditionary force.