Brigham Young Getting Excited.
The Salt Lake News has late advices from Mormon-dom. Brigham Young's ninety-six wives seem to have no power over his spirit in subduing its fierceness. He is full of wrath against the followers of Belial—the United States soldiers—who, last winter, induced the Mormon girls to take sleigh rides and other little pe-culiarities not considered moral and becoming in that chaste community. Hear him :—
"I say again, that the constitution and laws of the United States, and the laws of the different States, as a general thing, are just as good as we want, provided they were honored. But we find judges who do not honor the laws; yes, officers of the law dishonor the law. Legislators and law-makers are frequently the first violators of the laws they make. 'When the wicked rule, the people mourn,' and when the cor-ruption of a people bears down the scale in favor of wickedness, that people is nigh unto destruction. We have the proof on hand, that instead of the laws being honored, they have been violated in every instance of persecution against this people: instead of the laws being made honorable, they have been trampled under the feet of lawyers, judges, sheriffs, governors, legis-lators, and nearly all the officers of the government; such persons are the most guilty of breaking the laws. To diverge a little, in regard to those who have perse-cuted this people and driven them to the mountains, I intend to meet them on their own grounds. It was asked this morning how we could obtain redress for our wrongs; I will tell you how it could be done ; we could take the same law they have taken, viz. : moboc-racy, and if any miserable scoundrels come here, cut their throats. (All the people said Amen.) This would be meeting out that treatment to wicked men which they had measured to innocent persons. We would meet them on their own ground, when they will not honor the law, but will kill the prophets and destroy the innocent. They could drive the innocent from their homes, take their horses and farms, cattle and goods, and destroy men, women, and children, walk-ing over the laws of the United States, trampling them under their feet, and not honoring a single law. Sup-pose I should follow the example they have shown us and say, 'Latter Day Saints, do ye likewise, and bid defiance to the whole clan of such men!' Some who are timid might say, 'Oh ! our property will be de-stroyed, and we shall be killed.' If any man here is a coward, there are fine mountain retreats for those who feel their hearts beating at every little hue and cry of the wicked, as though they would break their ribs. After this year we shall very likely again have fruitful seasons."
Again, he says :—
"Up to this time we have carried the world on our backs. Joseph did it in his day, besides carrying this whole people, and now all this is upon my back, with my family to provide for at the same time, and we will carry it all and bear off the Kingdom of God. And you may pile on State after State, kingdom after king-dom, and all hell on top. and we will roll on the king-dom of our God; gather out the seed of Abraham; build the cities and temples of Zion, and establish the kingdom of God to bear rule over all the earth, and let the oppressed of all nations go free. I have never yet talked so rough in these mountains as I did in the United States when they killed Joseph. I there said, boldly and aloud, 'If ever a man should lay his hands on me and say, (on account of my religion,) you are my prisoner, the Lord Almighty helping me, I would send that man to hell across lots.' I feel so now.—Let mobbers keep their hands off from me, or I will send them where they belong. I am always prepared for such an emergency."
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