What year did the Church set up the first Church “Distribution Center?”
(D) That the Church could settle in the State of Maine
One of the individuals that Brigham Young wrote to was Hugh J. Anderson, the Governor of the state of Maine, seeking asylum at the time the Saints were expecting expulsion from the state of Illinois. This was largely due to the fact that there had been very little persecution towards the Saints in this state.
Donald Q. Cannon, “Wilford Woodruffs Mission to the Fox Islands.” In New England. Edited by Donald Q. Cannon. Regional Studies in Latter-day Saint Church History series. (Provo, Utah: Brigham Young University, 1988), 85-99; Paul Edwards Damron, “The Narrative of the Saints in Maine from 1831 to the 1900’s.” Manuscript. LDS Church Archives, Salt Lake City.