DESCRIPTION OF UTAH.—Salt Lake City con-tains about a third of the population of the Ter-ritory, and has a great many fine, and some ele-gant buildings, the principal of which are the Tabernacle, in which all religious meetings are held; the Council House, Endowment House, the Temple, in course of erection; Court House, Young's two mansions, nineteen public school houses, together with the costly houses erected for the elders.
The next settlement north, is called Sessions, eight miles from Salt Lake City, and contains several fine houses. It is situated on the main road ; the houses are not compactly built, but ex-tend nearly five miles. This settlement contains the richest lands in the Territory.
Farmington City comes next—a very pretty little town—the county seat of Davis county ; it contains about 1,000 inhabitants.
Eight miles north is Keysville, containing about the same number of inhabitants—here is some excellent land, and a fine stock range.
Weber river is about eight miles further north. On it has been built two forts, called East and West Weber Forts, containing about 500 inhabi-tants cach. They are very pleasantly situated.
Ogden City, one of the principal cities of the Territory, is about three miles from Weber. It has many costly buildings.
North of Ogden City, about two miles, is a large well built fort called Bingham's Fort. It has about 100 inhabitants.
North-east of this, three miles, is Ogden Hole—a very pleasant locality, surrounded on all sides by mountains, with the exception of the entrance. It contains about 500 inhabitants.
North of the "Hole" twelve miles is a well located fort, called Willow Creek Fort. In this vicinity there is fine agricultural land, and the heaviest crops of wheat in the Territory are raised here.
Five miles north is Box Elder, or Brig-ham's City, being about eight miles south of Bear river. This city is very handsomely situated. It is built upon a plain, about 200 feet above the level of Bear river. It is inhabited principally by Danes and Welsh, whose houses exhibit considerable skill in their construction, and taste in arrange-ment.
On Bear river there are two small settlements, and further North two others. These are in Cache and Malad Valley, where the stock belong-ing to "the church" generally are kept.
All these cities and forts are to be laid in ashes at the command of the church, and the poor peo-ple have given themselves to the work of destruc-tion with all the confidence and firmness of faith which ever characterizes religious fanaticism.—Cor Alta Californian.
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