Early member John Horner in his journal wrote the above statement. What was he referring to?
a. A recession in California
b. No money available in Salt Lake City
c. The failure of the Kirtland Safety Society
d. The condition of the Saints in Missouri
(C) To not say a word
I have read accounts of how the Saints have been persecuted while traveling in ships, steamboats, walking, and in wagons. Never have I read of persecution when traveling to the trail head via railroad until I read this from Samuel Haycock:
It was just as the Civil War was ending when they boarded the train for Wyoming, Nebraska, and the people were packed in the train like sheep. The inspectors came through often. They looked like they would kill them all and shouted the remark that “blood would run deep in less than twenty-four hours.” The elders told them not to say one word in any way as it would be bad for them as well as the more than 800 persons crammed into the train cars.
Della Henderson Holladay, “Pioneers of Faith, Courage, and Endurance.” Chronicles of Courage: Daughters of Utah Pioneers (Salt Lake City: Utah Printing Company, 1991), 2:74.