MORMON OUTRAGES. If any new inducement were wanting for the most vigorous movements of the Government towards crushing the traitorous organization of Mormonism, it would be fully furnished by the voluminous de-spatches and correspondence from the Utah Expedi-tion. Brigham Young, and his fanatical myrmi-doms, have boldly raised the flag of rebellion and re-sistance to the constitutional authority of the United States Government. In his communication to Col. Alexander (from Salt Lake, October 14,) he urges the instant retreat of the United States troops; otherwise their total destruction is decreed. He hypocritically professes friendly feelings towards the Federal Gov-ernment—if the latter will mind its own business and "let us (him) alone"! The presumptuous Prophet is blind enough to entertain the belief that the Uni-ted States Government has no legal or territorial ju-risdiction within the territory at all. He says in a Pharisaic spirit: "We have sought diligently for peace. We have sacrificed millions of dollars worth of property to at-tain it, and wandered a thousand miles from the con fines of civilization, severing ourselves from home, the society of friends, and everything that makes life worth enjoyment. If we have war it is not of our seeking; we have never gone or sought to inter-fere with the rights of others, but they have come and sent to interfere with us. We had hoped that in this barren and desolate country we could have re mained unmolested, but it would seem that our im-placable and blood-thirsty foes envy us even these barren deserts." We next have the following outburst of menace and malediction: "We have yet studiously avoided the shedding of blood, though we have resorted to measures to resist our enemies, and through the operation of those mild measures you can easily perceive that you and your troops are now at the mercy of the elements, and that we live in the mountains and our men are all moun-taineers. This the government should know, and also give us our rights, and then let us alone. "As to the style of those measures, past, present, or future, persons acting in self- defence have of right a wide scope for choice, and that, too, without being very careful as to what name their enemies may see fit to term that choice, for both we and the kingdom of God will be free from ell hellish oppressors, the Lord being our helper. Threatenings to waste and exter-minate this people have been sounded in our ears for more than a score of years, and we yet live. The Zion of the Lord is here, and wicked men and devils cannot destroy it." The whole controversy, we are next told, is rapidly narrowing itself down to a contest between the "Kingdom of God, and the Kingdom of the Devil." addding: "If God is for us, we will prosper, but if he is for you and against us, you will prosper, and we will say 'Amen! let the Lord be God, and Him alone we will serve.’” The following is the conclusion of the character-istic communication: "I presume that the 'spirit' and tenor of my reply to your letter will be unsatisfactory to you, for, doubtless, you are not aware of the nature and object of the service in which you are now engaged. For your better information, permit me to inform you that we have a number of times been compelled to receive and submit to the most fiendish proposals made to us by armies virtually belonging to the United States, our only alternative being to comply therewith. At the last treaty, forced upon us by our enemies, in which we were required to leave the United States, and with which we as hitherto complied. Two United States Senators were present and pledged themselves, so far as their influence might reach, that we should be no more pursued by her citizens. That pledge has been broken by our enemies, as they have ever done when this people were a party; and we have thus always proved that it is in vain for us to seek or expect protection from the officials of the administra-tion of our government. It is obvious that war upon the saints is all the time determined, and now we, for the first time, possess the power to have a voice in the treatment that we will receive, and we intend to use that power so far as the constitution and justice may warrant, which is all we ask for. True, in strug-gling to sustain the constitution and constitutional rights belonging to every citizen of our republic, we have no arm nor power to trust in but those of Jeho-vah, and the strength and ability that he gives us. "By virtue of my office as Governor of the Terri-tory of Utah, I command you to marshal your troops and leave this Territory, for it can be of no possible benefit to you to waste treasures and blood in prose-cuting your course upon the side of a rebellion against the general government by its administrators. You have had, and still have plenty of time to retire within the reach of supplies at the East or go to Fort Hall. Should you conclude to comply with so just a com-mand, and need any assistance to go East, such assist ance will be promptly and cheerfully extended. We do not wish to destroy the life of any human being, but, on the contrary, we ardently desire to preserve the lives and liberty of all so far as it may be in our power. “Colonel, should you or any of the officers with you wish to visit this city, unaccompanied by troops, as did Capt. Van Vliet, with a view to personally learn the condition and feelings of this people, you are at liberty to do so, under my cheerfully proffered as-surance that you will be escorted from our outposts to this city and back; and that, during your stay in our midst, you will receive all that courtesy and at-tention your rank demands * * * * "With us it is the Kingdom of God or nothing. "I have the honor to be your obedient servant, BRIGHAM YOUNG, Governor and Sup't of Indian Affairs of U. T. E. B. ALEXANDER, Col. 10th Infantry, U. S. A., Commanding." A letter addressed to Captain Marcy, by another Mormon dignitary, repeats the declarations of the arch fanatic Brigham Young, that the Saints do not mean to be trampled under foot by the United States any longer. They have made up their minds, he says, to vindicate their religious freedom, or to fall fighting in its defence and in defence of their domestic in-stitutions. He adds: "In regard to our religion, it is, perhaps, unneces-sary to say much; yet, whatever others feelings may be about it, with us it is honestly a matter of con-science. This is a right guaranteed unto us by the constitution of our country; yet it is on this ground, and this alone, that we have suffered a continued series of persecutions, and that this present crusade is set on foot against us. In regard to this people, I have traveled extensively in the United States and through Europe, yet I have never found so moral, chaste and virtuous a people, nor do I expect to find them. And if let alone, they are the most patriotic; and appreciate more fully the blessings of religious, civil and political freedom, than any other portion of the United States. They have, however, discovered the difference between a blind submission to the ca prices of political demagogues, and obedience to the constitution, laws and institutions of the United States; nor can they in the present instance be hood-winked by the cry of 'treason.' If it be treason to stand up for our constitutional rights, if it be treason to resist the unconstitutional acts of a vitiated and corrupt administration, who, by a merce-nary armed force, would seek to rob us of the rights of franchise, cut our throats to subserve party purposes, and seek to force upon us his corrupt tools, and violently invade the rights of American citizens; if it be treason to maintain inviolate our homes, our fire-sides, our wives and our honor, from the corrupt and withering blight of a debauched soldiery; if it be treason to keep invio-late the Constitution and institutions of the United States, when nearly all the States are seeking to tram-ple them under their feet—then, indeed, are we guilty of treason. We have carefully considered all these matters, and are prepared to meet the "terrible ven-geance" we have been very politely informed will be the result of our acts. It is in vain to bide it from you that this people have suffered so much from every kind of official that they will endure it no longer. It is not with them an idle phantom, but a stern reality. It is not, as some suppose, the voice of Brigham Young only, but the universal, deep-settled feeling of the whole community. Their cry is, "give us our consti tutional rights: give us liberty or death." A strange cry, indeed, in our boasted model Republic, but a truth deeply and indelibly graven on the hearts of a hundred thousand American citizens by a series of twenty seven years' unmitigated and unprovoked, yet unrequited wrongs. Having told you of this, you will not be surprised that when fifty have been called to assist in repelling our aggressors, a hundred have volunteered and when a hundred have been called the number has been more than doubled; the only feel-ing is "Don't let us be overlooked or forgotton."—And here let me inform you that I have seen thousands of hands raised simultaneously voting to burn our pro-perty rather than let it fall into the hands of our ene-mies. They have been so frequently robbed and despoiled without redress that they have solemn-ly decreed that, if they cannot enjoy their own property, nobody else shall. You will see by this that it would be literally madness for your small force to attempt to come into the settlements. It would only be courting destruction. But, say you, have you counted the cost?—have you considered the wealth and power of the United States, and the fearful odds against you? Yes; and here let me in-form you that, if necessitated, we would as soon meet one hundred thousand as a thousand, and, if driven to the necessity, will burn every house, tree, shrub, rail—every patch of grass and every stack of straw and hay, and flee to the mountains. You will then obtain a barren, desolate wilderness, but will not have conquered the people; and the same principle in regard to other property will be carried out. If this people have to burn their property to save it from the hands of legalized mobs, they will see to it that they shall be without fuel; they, will haunt them by day and by night, such is in part our plan. The $300,000 worth of our property destroyed already in Green River county is only a faint sample of what will be done throughout the Territory. We have been thrice driven by tamely submitting to the authority of cor-rupt officials, and left our houses and homes for oth-ers to inhabit, but we have now determined that if we are again robbed of our possessions our enemies shall also feel how unpleasant it is to be houseless at least for once, and be permitted, as they have sought to do to us, "To dig their own dark grave, Creep into them and die," "You see we are not backward in showing our hands. It is not strange to what lengths the human family may be goaded by a continued series of op pressions. The Administration may yet find leisure to pause over the consequences of their acts, and it may yet become a question for them to solve, whe ther they have blood and treasure enough to crush out the sacred principles of liberty from the bosoms of 100,000 freemen, and make them bow in craven servility to the mendacious acts of a perjured, de-graded tyrant. You may have heard already that it is anything but pleasant for even a small army to contend with the chilling blasts of this inhospitable climate. How a large army would fare without re-sources you can picture to yourself. We have weigh-ed these matters; it is for the Administration to post their own books. It may not be amiss, however, here to state that, if they continue to prosecute this inhuman, fratricidal war, and our Nero would light the fires, and sitting complacently in the chair of State, laugh at burning Rome, there is a day even for Neroes. There are generally two sides to a question. As I have said before, we wish for peace, but we are determined on having it if we have to fight for it.—We will not have officers forced upon us who are so degraded as to submit to be sustained by the bayonet point. We cannot be dragooned into servile obe-dience to any man. "These things settled, Captain, and all the like pre-liminaries of etiquette are easily arranged; and per-mit me here to state that no man would be more cour-teous and civil than Gov. Young; nowhere could you find in your capacity of an officer of the United States a more generous and hearty welcome than at the hands of his excellency. But when, instead of battling with the enemies of our country, you come (though probably reluctantly) to make war upon my family and friends, our civilities are naturally cooled, and we instinctively grasp the sword. Minie rifles, Colt's revolvers, sabres, and cannon may display very good workmanship and great artistic skill, but we very much object to having their temper and ca-pabilities tried upon us. We may admire the capa-bilities and gentlemanly deportment, heroism, and patriotism of United States officers, but in the official capacity of enemies we would rather see their backs than their faces. The guillotine may be a very pret-ty instrument, and show great artistic skill, but I don't like to try my neck in it. "Yours, truly, JOHN TAYLOR. The fanatics have evidently "counted the cost" and openly flaunt the banner of resistance. We are happy, however, to learn that the Indian Bureau, at Washington, have official information denying the truth of the reports that the disaffection of the In-dians in Utah Territory, created by the Mormons, had been communicated to the Indians on the borders of California, and especially those in the southern por-tion of that State. It was reasonably calculated that things would continue to remain quiet as now. It is al-so a subject of congratulation that, in California, as reported, two regiments of volunteers were ready, at the tap of the drum, to advance against the Mormons, and that ten regiments could be mustered in less than sixty days for the same service. As in the Mexican war the "Texas Rangers" were among the most ef-fective troops, we doubt not, that for the peculiar warfare in Utah, the California volunteers would be most valuable.
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