Monday, March 6, 2017

The Perpetual Emigration Fund Total Contribution

At the time this fund was discontinued in 1877, what was the total payout of the fund to help 100,000 saints make the move from Europe to Utah?
a.                  $1 million
b.                  $10 million
c.                   $8 million
d.                  $4 million
Yesterday’s answer:
b.   His [Elder Herrett] death
From the journal of William Hyde:   We commenced preaching the same day we reached the island, and on the 20th of August, which was 25 days from the time we landed, we had held 23 meetings and baptized 24. The two islands which were called North and South Fox islands [Maine] contain 1,800 inhabitants, and our labors were upon both islands. After laboring upon the islands about four weeks, I was taken with a violent attack of the typhus fever. I was confined to my bed for about nine weeks and it seemed that death was determined to conquer, but through the goodness of God, my life was spared. . . . On the 10th of October he [Brother Herrett] was taken with the same fever. He had not been sick but a short time when he told the people that he should not recover but said that I would get well—for thus had the Lord manifested to him. He died on the 19th of the same month. Elder Herrett was a good man and was willing to wade through all kinds of opposition for the truth’s sake, and whenever he could get the privilege of standing before the congregation of the wicked to declare the truths of the gospel—although opposition might rage—he was in the height of his glory. Our hearts were knit together as were the hearts of David and Jonathan. I felt to deplore my loss, but he rest with those who have overcome and kept the faith. 

Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Chronicles of Courage (Salt Lake City: Utah Publishing Company, 1994), 5:189.

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