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The leaders of that people had decided that there was little prospect of their being able to live in peace with their neighbors in Illinois, or in any of the surrounding states, owing to the existence of strong prejudices against their religion, and therefore they resolved upon seeking a new home in the west—'within the Basin of the Great Salt Lake, or Bear River Valley * * * believing that to be a point where a good living will require hard labor, and consequently will be coveted by no other people, while it is surrounded by so unpopulous but fertile a country.'5:a The Mormon Appeal to the United States Government for Help.—Before the exodus from Illinois began, as early as the 20th of January (1846), the high council at Nauvoo made public announcement of the intention of the Mormon people to move to 'some good valley of the Rocky Mountains;' and in the event of President Polk's 'recommendation to build block houses and stockade forts on the route to Oregon, becoming a law, we have encouragement,' they said 'of having that work to do, and under our peculiar circumstances, we can do it with less expense to the government than any other people.'5:b