Exile an option 1857

April 16, 2008

After looking at the suggestions made by the NY Times in 1890, that the saints were trapped in North America and would have to bend to the will of the government I noticed an interesting tidbit found in The Mormon Presence in Canada, edited by BY Card and others. 

With the possibility of a war on their soil, it appears that the LDS church looked seriously at options open to them if they had to flee once again.  One of those was to feel into the western half of British North America (Canada) and to  Vancouver Island specifically. 
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