UTAH.—A massacre has been committed by a party of Indians on Sevier river, killing Capt. Gunnison, Mr. Kern, the Topographical Engineer; William Porter, a guide; two others, and three privates of Company A, mounted riflemen. The following are the particulars:
Capt. Gunnison and twelve of his party had separated from the rest, and while at breakfast, a band of Indians, intending to destroy a Mormon village near at hand, came upon them, and fired with rifles, and then used bows and arrows. Shots were returned by the Gunnison party, but they were overpowered, and only four escaped. Gunnison had twenty-six arrows shot in his body, and when found, one of his arms was off. The notes of the survey, which had been nearly completed, instruments, and the animals, were taken by the Indians.
Gov. Young immediately sent aid to Capt. Morris, to release him from his critical position in the midst of treacherous Indians, and endeavor to obtain the lost property. The party intended soon to go into winter-quarters.
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