So it's 1841. You're an LDS and you receive your latest copy of Times and Seasons in the mail. (Or buy it in the General Store? I have no idea.) You open it up to page 570 and you get to read Orson Hyde's fascinating letter from Ratsibon about his attempt to deliver a letter to Rabbi Solomon Hirschell of London and engage him in a little theological dialog. Sounds like Hirschell played (and played up) the "No speak English!" card a little. Still, some interesting talk did ensue. Rabbi Solomon made two interesting comments:
1. The land of Israel is not really big enough for all the Jews.
2. He connected the messianic era with the aliyot taking place in the 19th century.