Interesting Incidents of the Mormon Ex-odus.
A correspondent of the New York Times, writing from Camp Scott under date of June 5th, communicates the following interesting incidents:
One encampment of Mormon emigrants broke up several days ago, and most of the company have proceeded upon their journey towards the east, although several of the most enterprising and intelligent of them have determined to remain here and return to the city under the protection of the army.
Among the latter are Mr. and Mrs. Suth-erland, formerly of England. Mrs. S. is the daughter of Mr. Redding, the English au-thor, and a lady of education and refine-ment. Becoming a convert to Mormonism, she abandoned her home and country, and went to Salt Lake, full of faith that it was the true believer's Mecca. Upon her arrival, Heber C. Kimball, Young, and others of the heads of the church endeavored, without suc-cess, to add her to their stock of spirituals.
By dint of care and determination, she es-caped their polluting hands, and finally mar-ried Mr. Sutherland, an humble but more honest man, who was content to live with one wife at at a time. They both profess to have renounced Mormonism, having tasted deeply of its fruits. Mrs. S. says it was Mrs. Cobb, formerly of Massachusetts, who, when Gov. Cumming addressed the people in the Tabernacle, arose and said that, so far as she knew, there was no suffering among the sisters, but all were satisfied with their con-dition and prospects. This statement, com-ing from a lady of Mrs. Cobb's intelligence and education, was peculiarly shocking to Mrs. S., who says that Mrs. C. could not be ignorant of the utter falsity of her own as-sertion. She states that Mrs. C. is an infat-uated enthusiast.
Another of the Mormon emigrants now here is Mrs. Landon, whose husband so mi-raculously escaped Danite vengeance a few months ago, by jumping, half clad, from a back window of his dwelling in the night time, and concealing himself among friends until he found means of getting to Califor-nia. We have also here a family by the name of Yancey, who emigrated to this valley sev-eral years ago, from southern Illinois, altho' originally from middle Tennessee.
Old Hiram Yancey, the father of the fami-ly, before he became a convert to Mormon-ism, was a Campbellite Baptist preacher.—Mr. Hiram Yancey has a son with him who left behind his wife and child.
His wife—the daughter of a Mormon standing high in the councils of the church—parted from her young husband with bitter tears; but she was assured that the only hope of salvation for herself or him lay in crucifying the holiest affections and cling-ing to the church, which bade her renounce the father of her child.
As a specimen of the discipline by which the church keeps its members in slaving sub-jection, the elder Mr. Yancey cites a sermon which he heard preached by Brigham last spring, wherein he told the Bishops that they must take in hand the apostates and those who desire to leave the valley for California, and put them to work. If that did not make them quiet and contented, he directed them to put judgment to the line and justice to the plummet—a phrase well understood to authorize the assassination of the offenders—to "save" them from spiritual death.
An old mountaineer is now in camp, who left the Valley a fortnight ago, having been living all winter with the Quartermaster of the Mormon army. His name is pronoun-ced Reseese, but how spelled I would not un-dertake to say. He is a man of much expe-rience in this region, and of sound practical judgment. His opinion is that the Mormons never have intended to move more than one or two hundred miles below Great Salt Lake city, unless pressed too closely by the offi-cers of justice, when, with a small and cho-sen band, he would take refuge in the moun-tains.
Ben Simons, the Delaware Indian, who brings in occasional cargoes of butter, cheese and eggs from Salt Lake, arrived a day or two since. He is very shrewd and intelli-gent, and being neutral in the contest, may be relied upon. He does not think the Mor-mons contemplate distant emigration, at pre-sent. He states that the Mormon troops are all disbanding, and returning to their homes.
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