In what country was it illegal for the citizens to move to another country, making it difficult for the Saints in that country to immigrate to Utah?
d. Sandwich Islands
The following in reference to the Gibraltar mission: Nathan Porter recorded his final moments in Gibraltar: “Brother [Edward] Stevenson accompanied me to the side of the steamer where we shook the parting hand under circumstances to us very trying. We commended each other to God, trusting that in his providence we would meet again in due time. I watched his return to the shore to enter again that forbidding Fortress, whose rulers had rejected us and forbid out testimony being sounded in her halls or on the corners of her streets. This was the 1st day of April 1853. They doubtless thought we were both leaving their quarters, but were April Fooled when they saw him again within the walls.” The Mormon elders seemed to relish the opportunity to deceive the local authorities, given how they had both been treated and one expelled from the British colony. Elder Porter then labored as a missionary in England from 1853 to 1856.
Reid L. Neilson, “Proselyting on the Rock of Gibraltar, 1853-1855,” BYU Studies, Vol. 55, No. 1, 113-114.