Utah Territory—Brigham Young.
As public journalists we have looked abroad in vain over the country, in order to find, at this peculiar juncture of affairs, some sensi-ble, thoughtful and reasoning opinion in re-gard to the relations which at present Utah Territory bears towards the Union. Our own serious and gradually arrived at impression is, that the present Territory or Desert has within it, and surrounding it, more of the elements of trouble, annoyance and difficul-ty to the national administration than any other portion of the public domain.
Upon the Northern continent of civilized America, there are gathered together at this day more than fifteen thousand fighting men, well equipped, well armed and well disci-plined ; who occupy the territory of the Uni-ted States in defiant position to the central government at Washington, and who in their practices, political and religious, set at naught every principle, social and moral, which dis-tinguishes us as a people among the nations of the earth."
Observe—"15,000 fighting men—well dis-ciplined and armed."
Observe—"Kansas itself is, in our opin-ion, less a subject of disquietude and trouble to the administration than the territory of Utah."
Such were THEN the opinions of Mr. Buchan-an. Not so thought the pro-Slavery Cab net. They had another purpose to effect. Their mission was, in spite of Utah—Brigham Young, and every thing else on earth—to extend and consolidate slavery.
Kansas was the battle ground. That was the key to their position. That must be con-quered. Freedom and the Free State men must be driven out.
The Army, instead of being sent into Utah, was increased in Kansas—and the in-efficient detachment of Cols. Cook, Alexan-der and Johnson, numbering about 2000, sent out to subdue 15,000 Mormons ! !
Mr. Buchanan's policy was set forth as above quoted from the Pennsylvanian.
His Cabinet Policy—the policy of his mas-ters and our masters was promulgated in the "Charleston Mercury" of June. Long as the article is, we publish every word. Present-ing the Southern, view—it may be regarded as a key to the shilli-shally—inefficient poli-cy of the Administration.
The reader will specially note as he pro-ceeds among half a dozen startling points, the statement of the fact that "Utah has 100,000 people." Of course from 15 to 20,-000 able to bear arms besides Indian allies.
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