A non-Mormon in Auga, Illinois writes his brother: "there are hundreds of good farms, that the Mormons would sell cheap, go in the Spring they must. They talk of going over the rocky mountains, but I dont believe it. But wherever the wretches can go, I dont know. They have no right to go or stay any where, on earth. They are not fit to be among men!"
[Quinn, D. Michael, The Mormon Hierarchy: Origins of Power, Appendix 7: Selected Chronology of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1830-47, http://amzn.to/origins-power]