An angel appeared to Joseph Smith with a drawn sword and commanded to do what?
a. Build the Kirtland temple that the Saints were commanded earlier to build
b. To build the Nauvoo temple
c. To run for President of the United States
d. To practice polygamy
(C) The Cochrane ranch
Another important source of capital for the Canadian communities were the funds supplied by the sponsoring institution, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Church provided $300 towards the exploration trip made by Charles O. Card and associates. Also Card’s journal of April 5, 1899 records the receipt of $1,000 from the Church for the aid of the Lee’s Creek colony which was used to buy land. The Church also sent about 500 head of cattle to Canada. While this herd did not constitute a gift, it provided employment for the settlers and a stock herd from which they might, through purchase, secure the foundation of herds for themselves. The most significant block of Church capital was that involved in the purchase of the Cochrane ranch, which consisted of some 60,000 acres of arable land. It was purchased by the Church in 1906 at the recommendation of President Wood of the Alberta Stake “for the express purpose of providing a place where home-loving people could establish for themselves the kind of homes that would bring prosperity and stability to the country.”
Lowry Nelson, The Mormon Village (Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 1952), 233-234.