The Mormon Hejira-- Reported Removal to Vancouver's Island.
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Col. Wm. Rodgers furnishes the State Journal some additional facts in relation to the move-ments of the Mormons and the condition of the inhabitants of Carson Valley. It is his opinion that the Mormons intend to remove to the neigh-borhood of Vancouver's Island. They had be-come wearied by the many annoyances to which they have been subjected in their late quarters, and readily answered the call from Brigham Young, or those in authority, intimating a re-moval to another field of operations. They paid up the last dollar of indebtedness, and left with the good wishes of all. During last sum-mer the entire fraternity submitted to a new baptism, and it is probable that the order for re-moval was known to the head men at that time. They carried with them immense amounts of powder and other ammunition, and, before their departure, had purchased nearly ail the revolv-ers in the Valley. Some members of the train had in possession as high as six of these wea-pons.
A manufactory has been in operation at Salt Lake, for the past seven months, turning out two hundred revolvers per week. They have excel-lent workmen and abundant material. In case they should desire to enter into conflict with the troops, they are well furnished with the means, and it is thought that the Indians will unite forces with them.
GENOA.— Carson Valley, Oct. 1st, 1857.— The Mormons have all left us, and are now on their pilgrimage to the Great Salt Lake. The train which left their camp in Eagle Valley, on the 25th ult., comprising about 148 wagons, moved the same day to the mouth of Gold Canon, twenty- five miles from this place, where they coralled, and orders were issued by the leaders, directing the train not to move until all obliga-tions, etc., with the " Gentiles" were honorably discharged; and, with few exceptions, they have left with credit to themselves for their upright-ness and fair dealing. From Major Ormsby, who visited their camp at Gold Canon, we learn the following facts in respect to their numbers, estimated value of property, movements, etc.
Number of people, 985— 350 men, and the balance women and children. Number of stock — horses, mules, and oxen, 710; wagons, car-riages, etc., 148. Estimated value of property, (including $ 25,000 in money in the hands of in-dividuals,) $ 193,100. The train is apportioned into three divisions, each under the command of a captain, and these are again sub-divided into companies of ten, with a captain to each. They will move in separate divisions up the Humboldt, until they approach the head of the river, where they apprehend difficulties with the Shoshone Indians, who have been so troublesome to the emigration this season. Through their country they will travel in a body, prepared to give them a warm reception should they be attacked. From what we can learn, the movement is in obedience to the mandate of Brigham Young, calling on all his people in this region te join him at Salt Lake City, whence it is the intention to emigrate to Salmon river, in Washington Ter-ritory, and there found a new colony.
HONEY LAKE VALLEY.— Up to within a week past, about 5000 wagons and 12,000 head of cat-tle had passed through Honey Lake Valley. The most of the emigrant stock has been recruited at the Big Meadows, at the head of the Feather river, and is therefore in fine condition.
The wheat crops in Honey Lake Valley have turned out richly. The showers which they had in July and August were of great advan-tage.
The citizens of Honey Lake Valley are, for the most part, as violently opposed as ever to the exercise of any jurisdiction over them by the authorities of Plumas county. There is, however, some little inconsistency in their con-duct, for when the tax collector of Plumas county came among them, they told him they were not in California, but in Utah, and when Orson Hyde, from Salt Lake, visited them, they said they lived in California. A portion of the people tried to hold an election there on the day of the last general election, but the rest got doubled-barreled shot-guns, revolvers and butcher-knives, and stampeded the whole ballot-box establishment, “horse, foot and dragoons."
— Amador Sentinel
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