Having published several days ago the substance of Judge Brocchus' statement, in reference to the Mormon difficulties, which agrees in the main with the statement in The St. Joseph Gazette, en-dorsed and adopted by the retiring Chief Justice and Secretary of State, we content ourselves with taking from that document the following startling piece of news :
The plurality wife system is in full vogue here. Governor Young is said to have as many as 90 wives. He drove along the streets, a few days since, with 16 of them in a long carriage—14 of them having each, an infant at her bosom. It is said that Heber C. Kimball, one of the Triune Council, and the sec-ond person in the trinity, has almost an equal num-ber ; among them, a mother and her two daugh-ters. Each man can have as many wives as he can maintain, that is, after the women have been pick-ed and culled by the head men. The Judges and Secretary of State have had the honor of being in-troduced by His Excellency, the Governor, to sev-eral of his wives ; and also by Heber C. Kimball to several of his.
The above, of course, speaks for itself. Here is the indorsement of the document from which we take it:
A communication appeared in the last number of The St. Joseph's Gazette, over the signature of " Utah,'' pur-porting to be " a letter from an intelligent and reliable gentleman" in Utah Territory, and to give " a full and de-tailed history of the treatment of the Government officers while at Salt Lake."
While the undersigned fully concur in the general accu-racy of the statements contained in that communication, so far as they have any proper connection with the recent difficulties in that Territory, they deem it due to them-selves and the public to state (lest an erroneous inference might be drawn from an inadvertant expression used there-in,) that the communication in question does not give " a full and detailed history" of events at Salt Lake City, nor does it exhibit all, or any considerable portion of the rea-sons which, in the opinion of the undersigned, render a longer residence in the Territory inconsistent with their duty as citizens and officers of the United States.
L. G. BRANDEBUBY, Chief Justice.
B. D. HARRIS, Secretay Utah Territory.
St. Joseph, Nov. 13,1851.
The St. Louis Republican, while it condemns and denounces the immorality and misconduct of the Mormons, deprecates the course taken by the U. S. officers in abandoning their posts, and refuses to ad-mit the sufficiency of any or all their reasons.
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