Mormon convert Peter McAuslan emigrated from Scotland in 1854. After arriving in Utah, Mormons experienced natural disasters, a reformation, and the Mountain Meadows Massacre. These violent events and the insistence on absolute obedience to Church leaders tore at McAuslan’s faith. Having become dissenters and fearful for their lives, his family left Utah under protection of an army escort. McAuslan never lost his regard for Mormon people it was the leaders, he believed, who had not followed the highest precepts of their religion.

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