Francis Armstrong was raised in the Hamilton area in Canada. As a 16-year old he got the urge to travel and ended up in Richmond, Missouri where he met David Whitmer, one of the three witnesses to the Book of Mormon. Francis continued to travel eventually joining the Church, where?
a. San Bernardino, California
b. Nauvoo, Illinois
c. Salt Lake City, Utah
d. Winter Quarters, Nebraska
D Hired an anti-Mormon speaker
From the life of Carl Arvid Carlquist: During his last mission to Sweden he had an interview with King Gustaf in behalf of the Church and explained to the King the work and motives of the Elders who were laboring in Sweden. Following the track of an anti-Mormon agitator who had been employed by the Swedish Government to lecture against the “Mormons,” Elder Carlquist delivered a number of lectures in different parts of Sweden, answering the falsehoods of the slanderer, who preceded him and followed him to 30 cities and towns. Brother Carlquist held many large and well attended meetings in defense of the Church whose cause he espoused.
Jenson, Andrew, LDS Biographical Encyclopedia (Salt Lake City: Andrew Jensen History Company, 1914), 2: 422-423.