FURTHER REPORTS FROM UTAH.
The following letter from a correspondent of the New York Times is confirmatory of the late pacific reports from Utah, and enters more into particu-lars than former accounts. There seems to be no doubt of the statement that Gov. CUMMING had been invited by the Mormon leaders to visit the Salt Lake City :
FORT BRIDGER, UTAH TERRITORY,
Friday, April 9, 1858.
We were very muck surprised and gratified this after-noon by the arrival in our midst of Abel Gilbert, Esq., of the established firm of Gilbert & Gerrish, late merchants in Salt Lake City, from California, by way of Salt Lake City. During a short interview which we have had with him we have obtained the following particulars : He left San Francisco, California, on the 9th day of March, and arrived at Salt Lake City on the evening of the 2d day of April. In his passage through the Mor-mons. settlements he was kindly received and entertained. The people were all preparing to leave the Valley. On his way up to the city he found the road lined-with fa-milies moving south, among whom, near, Provo City, he met Brigham Young and Heber C. Kimball, with their families. Brigham himself, however, subsequently re-turned to the city, arriving there the evening following Mr. G.' s arrival. He also passed a large number of wagons going up from the southern settlements to assist the brethren residing in the northern settlements to move. The current report was that they were all to move to the White Mountains, in the southwestern part of the Territory, on the western side of the Great De-sert. The women and children were to move imme-diately, whilst all the fighting men were to remain as a rear guard. The families were starting at the rate of from two to three hundred wagons a day.
The mass of the people, however, are not favorable to this movement, although they are preparing to partici-pate in it, and are earnestly wishing that the army may enter the Valley before they start. They are beginning to open their eyes somewhat to the deception which has been practiced upon them, finding that instead of the Lord fighting for them, as Brigham preached last fall, and destroying their enemies by cold and starvation, and the Indians becoming a battle-axe in their hands to over-come all adversaries, they now see that our army has passed the winter more comfortably than they have, that the Indians are nearly all against them, and they have the fact staring them in the face that they are to be sur-rounded on every side and forced to surrender. And yet, so closely are they bound together, so completely are their habits of implicit obedience and subjection to their leaders, that they dare not take the least step or make the least effort towards throwing cff themselves the yoke of oppression which goads them. They simply rest con-tent in the hope and desire that the United States army will yet arrive in time to relieve them.
They have not planted any crops of importance this spring, and have not, as is usual at this season, com-menced making and planting their gardens, but instead are packing up and boxing up the provisions which they have on hand, and which they estimate to be more than one year's supply in wheat and flour.
The foundations of the Temple have been carefully covered up and protected.
Mr. Gilbert was much surprised to find, on his arrival in the city, that they were making preparations there for the expected arrival of Gov. Cumming. A room had been prepared expressly and was in readiness for him. [The Governor did not start from here until the 5th in-stant.] Brigham did not object to Mr. Gilbert coming through to our camp, but refused to allow a gentleman travelling with him to leave the city.
Mr. Gilbert left the city on the 6th instant, and met Gov. Cumming on the evening of the 7th instant, in Echo Canon, about forty-five miles from the city; he was escorted by a guard of some thirty picked men, who had been sent by Brigham to meet him, and who were pay-ing him every attention in their power. He expected to reach the city this evening, and will no doubt meet with a flattering reception.
Much may be accomplished by this visit of the Gov-ernor. The road from here to the city is comparatively free from snow. There is a body of some five or six hundred Mormons on the road; they are all well mounted on fat animals, but they in fact constitute almost the only available force of the Mormons, and it is certainly the only reliable force which they have. Brigham now says if we will permit him and his people to move from the valley unmolested he will immediately move.
The following is an extract of a letter " from a private but reliable source" furnished for publica-tion to the Buffalo Courier :
" CAMP SCOTT, (U. T.) APRIL 11, 1858.
" Mr. Gilbert has arrived from Salt Lake City and sends an express to the States this evening. The Gov-ernor has gone into the city by invitation. I suppose every thing will be fixed up ; there will be no chance for a fight with the scoundrels, as they are preparing to leave for the southern portion of the Territory, near the White Mountains. The women and children are leaving already, and I suppose the men will follow soon. The Mormons have planted no crops this year, so they have been preparing all winter to make this move. And thus is exhibited the usual result where bluster and bragga-docia take the place of calm and settled courage, found-ed on principle, and the right. It is to be hoped, how-ever, that this new state of things will not throw the Ge-neral Government off its guard, but that the policy of completely bringing the Mormon leaders to comple sub-jection to the laws of our country or of driving them from our domain will not be relaxed."
Accounts from Leavenworth state that Mr. Gilbert has arrived at that place, and gives the same intelligence as to the movements of the Mormons that are above given in detail.
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