I've been reading THE STORY OF THE LATTER-DAY SAINTS by James B. Allen and Glen M. Leonard, and I just read the part where the saints were forced to leave Nauvoo in February, 1846, months before their planned departure in April. I was especially moved by the story of the saints who were too poor to make the trek, but who were forced across the river nevertheless. Reading this history, I just can't help feeling a deep resentment towards the American people who either persecuted the saints or looked the other way while they were persecuted.

Over a thousand saints died on the trail that first winter, the winter of 1846-47. Disgusting.

"There is no place in this work for those who believe only
in the gospel of doom and gloom. The gospel is good
news. It is a message of triumph." --Gordon B. Hinckley
All my opinions are tentative pending further data. --JWR

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