President's Message on Utah Affairs.
He Considers the Difficulties Terminated—No Occasion for the Volunteers—Governor Cum- ming’s Communication to Secretary Cass.
WASHINGTON, Sune 10.—A message was re- ceived by Congress to-day, from the President, enclosing a copy of the despatch from Govern- or Cumming, dated May 2d, received at the State Department yesterday.
From the tenor of this despatch, the Presi- dent says he has reason to believe that our dif- ficulties with Utah have terminated, and the laws been restored.
He congratulates Congress on this auspicious and he expresses the opinion that there is no occasion to make an appropriation for the three regiments of volunteers recently authorized for the purpose of quelling the disturbances in Utah, and for the protection of emigrant trains and supplies, Texas can be defended by the regular troops now within her limits.
The President is more gratified because the events, in Utah will afford some relief to the Treasury and not require a loan and an addi- tional taxation on the people.
In the letter to Secretary Cass, Gov. Cum- ming says he left the camp on the 5th of April, en route to Salt Lake City, accompanied by Col. Kane as his guide, and two servants. In passing through the settlements he was greeted with such respectful attentions as were due to the representative of the Executive authority of the United States. In a Territory near the Warm Spring, at a line dividing the Great Salt Lake from Davis County, he was honored with a formal and respectful reception by many gen- tleman, including the Mayor, municipal officers of the city, and by them escorted to lodgings previously prepared, the mayor occupying a seat at his side in the carriage.
Ex-Governor Young paid him a visit of cer- emony as soon as he was sufficiently relieved from the fatigue of his journey to receive com- pany. In a subsequent interview, ex-Governor Young evinced a willingness to afford him every facility he might require for the efficient pet- performance of his administrative duties.
Brigham Young's course in this respect, Governor Cumming presumed, met with the entire approval of a majority of the Salt Lake community.
The Territorial seal with other public prop- erty was tendered to Governor Cumming with William H. Hooper, the late acting Secretary of the Territory. The records and library re- main unimpaired. Gov. Cumming entered upon the perfofmance of his duty. With feel- ings of profound regret, he learned that the agen Mr. Hurt, was charged with having incited to acts of hostility the Indians in the Vinta val- ley. The information came from Mr. Hooper. He hoped that Mr. Hurt would vindicate him- self from the charges, yet they demand an in- vestigation.
Governor Cumming has informed Gen. John- ston that he should probable be compelled to make a requisition to a sufficient force to chastise the Indians.
__ every point he was recognized as the Governor of Utah, and received with a military dute, the houses also being illuminated in his honor.
Having heard numerous complaints, General Cumming caused public notice to the posted, signifying his readiness to relieve those who deemed themselves aggrieved by being illegally restrained of their liberty, and assuring the protection of all persons. He kept his office open at all hours, night and day, and registered fifty-six men, thirty-three women, and seventy children as desirous of his protection, and ex- pressing their disposition of proceeding to the United States. A large majority of these peo- ple were of English birth, and were promised assistance to be removed.
Governor Cumming says that his visit to the Tabernacle will never be forgotten. There were between three and four thousand persons assembled for the purpose of public worship. There was the most profound silence when he appeared. Brigham Young introduced him as the Governor of Utah, and Governor Cum- ming addressed them for half an hour, telling them that it was his purpose to uphold the Constitution, and that he would expect their obedience to all lawful authority, assuring them of his determination to administer equal and exact justice, &c. He was listened to respectfully. He invited responses, and sev- eral spoke, referring in excited tones to the murder of Joseph Smith, to the services ren- dered by the Mormon battalion in the Mexican war, and recapitulated a long chapter of their wrongs. The tumult fearfully increased, but an appeal from Brigham Young restored calm- ness. Several afterward expressed regret at their behaviour.
Governor Cumming proceeds to describe the exodus of the Mormons. The people, includ- ing the inhabitants of Salt Lake, in the north- ern part of the Territory, are leaving, the roads are everywhere filled with wagons, loaded with provisions and household furniture, the women and children following after without shoes or hats, driving their flocks they know not where.
They seemed not only contented, but cheer- ful. It is the will of the Lord they say, and they rejoice to change the comforts of home for the trials of the wilderness. Their ultimate destination was not fixed upon. Going South seems to be sufficient to designate the place, but from the private remarks of Young in the Tabernacle, Governor Cumming thinks that they are going to Sonora.
Brigham Young, Kimball, and most of the influential men had left their commodious mansions to swell the ranks of the emigrants. The masses everywhere announced to Governor Cumming that the torch will be applied to every house indiscriminately throughout the country, as soon as the troops attempt to cross the mountains. The people, though scattered, every means would be taken to rally them.— Some of the Mormons are yet in arms and the Governor speaks of the mischief they are capable of rendering as Guerillas. The way for emigrants to the Pacific is open.
Governor Cumming says that he would leave for the South on the 3d of May. He says that he will restrain all the proceedings of the military for the present, and until he shall re- ceive additional instructions from the Pres- ident.
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