We often hear that the main cause of the Willie and Martin handcart companies having the difficulties that they did was mostly due to the fact that they left so late in the year. The following incident, and one which we never hear, did not help their cause either. What was the issue?
a. Mutiny among the members of the company
b. Native problems
c. Buffalo herds
a. Abraham Lincoln
Lincoln assists the Saints in getting the Nauvoo charter approved in the Illinois legislature.
Michael K. Winder, Presidents and Prophets (American Fork, Utah: Covenant Communications, Inc., 2007), 106.