WHAT SHALL BE DONE WITH THE MOR-MONS ?—Our government seems to be afraid to meet this question. The Governorship of Utah remains in Brigham Young's hands and the President pockets his insulting dec-laration that he will be Governor until the Almighty tells him to resign the office. An- other Governor should be immediately ap-pointed, and backed up with a strong milita-ry force, if need be.
It seems that in addition to polygamy both Negro and Indian slavery exist in the terri-tory. It is also estimated that the popula-tion numbers from sixty to one hundred thousand persons—enough to entitle the ter-ritory to admission into the Union as a State. So we may expect to see the Saints, with all their delectable "institutions," soon knock-ing at the doors of Congress. We suppose, according to the doctrine of Squatter Sover-eignty, they are entitled to come in with all their pollution! Things have come to a pretty pass when the Sovereign States of this Union cannot choose who they will admit to their company, but are bound to take into fellowship every vile institution that may seek refuge in their wilds. We believe Con-gress has power to declare that polygamy shall not exist upon the national territory.—If it is said that this institution is a part of the Mormon's religion, and therefore not to be meddled with, we reply that toleration of religion and toleration of immorality are two different things. The Mormons can have no right to smuggle their licentiousness into our national system under the cover of religion.
But the doctrine that a horde of ignorant foreigners, as most of the Mormons are, can appropriate a portion of our territory, and apply it to every vile use, without Congress having the power to prevent it, is manifestly absurd.
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