Mormon History, 1849

[Deseret] The Mormon Church initiated the Perpetual Emigrating Fund Company (PEF) primarily to help Mormon refugees from Nauvoo, Illinois, migrate to Utah. It also became a major instrument for gathering Latter-day Saint converts to Utah from abroad, assisting some 26,000 immigrants between 1852 and 1887.

[source: History to Go, Pioneers and Cowboys,]

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