This sigular sect, who made an exodus to the Great Salt Lake Valley after their expulsion from Iowa, and Missouri, and Illinois, have published their first manifesto to all their brethren throughout the word. It is a curious document, containing a strange admixture of sense, cant, shrewdness, and impiety, together with many quite interesting details respect-ing the region in which they have taken up their abode. They have commenced the erection of a city on a grand scale, which is divided into nineteen wards, consisting each of nine blocks, each three square. They are to have a council house, bridges, bath houses, schools, colleges, and all the institutions of civilization. A gold mine was discovered, it is said, by a party of them who had gone on an ex-ploring tour through the northern part of Western California. John Smith, the uncle of Joseph, has been ordained "Patriarch of the Church." The cul-tivation of large tracts of land have been commenc-ed. No doubt a prosperous settlement will grow up in this distant region, opening up a fruitful subject for the speculations of those who are interested in such inquiries.
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