LATE FROM UTAH.
Brigham Young on the Invasion of Utah by the United States Forces.
By way of St. Louis advices from Salt Lake City to August 12th have been received. The Deseret News is laboring earnestly to excite the fanaticism of the Mor-mons against the United States troops. Its number of the 12th contains an editorial article on the United States Government and Utah, overrunning with abuse of the Government and people of the United States. The fol-lowing is an extract:
"Why are not troops sent to New York, Baltimore, Washington, and other cities when the civil authorities are wantonly scouted and blood lawlessly shed by vio-lence reddens their streets ? There are no 'Mormons' en-gaged in those pastimes of civilization. And, last, why send any troops to Utah, where all is peace, industry, law, order, virtue, sobriety, and the daily observance of the principles pertaining to both temporal and spiritual wel-fare and salvation ? Oh, solely for the very reason that they are 'Mormons,' and their upright and virtuous course is so unlike our deeds of darkness that we are de-termined to make, them as lawless, bloodthirsty, and rotten as we are, or exterminate them if we have the power.
"To pave the way for the accomplishment of so laud-able (?) a design, and if possible to goad us to some overt act that can be seized upon for a plausible pretext, they persist in the barbarous colonial usage of thrusting strange and outside officers upon us, contrary to our lawful and oft-expressed and unanimous choice, and the majority of whom are most well known to be utterly base and unworthy.
"And now, after having briefly sketched a portion of governmental usage to 'Mormons,' we actually wish our Government to cease beating about the bush and to frankly and manfully, if they have any manhood, pro-claim to us and the world what course they intend to pur-sue towards the Latter Day Saints. If you are too sneak-ing and cowardly to show your hand, but persist in the same oppressive and suspicious conduct you have here-tofore, except during the administration of President Fillmore, and partially that of President Pierce, you can but expect that the ardor of our patriotism will at some period cool, for there is always a limit to the human endurance of injustice and tyranny."
"If you intend to continue the appointment of certain officers, we respectfully suggest that you appoint actu-ally intelligent and honorable men, who will wisely attend to their own duties, and send them unaccompanied by troops, which you yourselves well know are of no lawful use here, and your officers will be respected and treated strictly according to their own acts and merits, as you also know has always been the case, except that we did not hang up some of the infernal scoundrels you have heretofore sent, as they most richly deserved. And if you will not receive this fair counsel, but persist in sending us officials from the tag, rag, and bobtail of grog-shops and gambling hells, we shall take the Yankee liberty of guessing your kind (?) intentions towards us, and shall also take the liberty, for the first time, of using that class of officials strictly in accordance with their deserts. Should you elect to send the last-named class, and should they venture to come and act out their devil-ish natures, they will really need a far larger body-guard than 2,500 soldiers. * * *
"We are fond of peace, and will have it, even though we have to fight for it."
The speeches of BRIGHAM YOUNG were even more vio-lent than his newspaper diatribes. He declares that a separation of the "kingdom" from every other king-dom is close at hand; in other words, that the act of Government in dispatching troops against Utah is to be considered fair ground for refusing to yield obedience to Federal laws. Brigham, moreover, asserts that, should Government send other officials to Utah of the same stamp as those who have heretofore been commissioned, “they will require more than twenty-five hundred sol-diers to protect them from Mormon fury." We make several extracts from his recent speeches:
"I am not going to interpret dreams, for I don't pro-fess to be such a prophet as were Joseph Smith and Daniel, but I am a Yankee guesser, and I guess that James Buchanan has ordered this expedition to appease the wrath of the angry hounds who are howling around him. He did not design to start men on the 15th of July to cross these plains to this point on foot. Russel & Co. will probably make from eight to ten thousand dollars by freighting the baggage of the expedition. What would induce the Government to spend that amount of money for this Territory ? Three years ago they ap-propriated $45,000 for the purpose of making treaties with the Utah Indians. Has even that diminutively small sum ever been sent here ? It is in the coffers of the Government to this day, unless they have stolen it out or improperly paid it out for some other purpose. Have they ever paid their debts due to Utah ? No; and now they have capped their meanness by taking the mail out of the hands of Hiram Kimball, simply because they knew that he was a member of this church. If he had only have apostatized in season and written lies about it, it is not probable that his mail contract would have been taken from him without the least shadow of right, as has now been done. He was to have $23,000 for car-rying the mail from Independence to this city once a month, which was the lowest bid; but because he was a 'Mormon' the contract must be disannulled ; and that, too, after he had put by far the most faithful and efficient service on the route that there ever has been, as is most well known at Washington. If I thought that my pray-er might be answered, I would pray that not another United States mail may come to this city, for until Mr. Kimball began his service it had been a constant source of annoyance, disappointment, and to us loss. We can carry our own mails, raise our own dust, and sustain ourselves. But woe, woe to that man who comes here to unlawfully interfere with my affairs. Woe, woe to those men who come here to unlawfully meddle with me and this people. I swore in Nauvoo, when my enemies were looking me in the face, that I would send them to hell across lots if they meddled with me, and I ask no more odds of all hell to-day. If they kill me, it is all right; but they will not until the time comes, and I think that I shall die a natural death, at least I expect to. Would it not make any man or community angry to endure and reflect upon the abuse our enemies have heaped upon us, and are still striving to pour out upon God's people?" * * *
"Sometimes my heart quakes a little, my nerves trem-ble in consequence of the great things that God is bring-ing forth. Do we realize that they are coming on us, I may say, faster than we are preparing ourselves to meet them ?
"It would be hard for the people to explain away the idea that the Government of the United States is shutting down the gate upon us, for it is too visible ; and this is what hastens the work of the Lord, which you are pray-ing for every day. I do not believe that there is a man or woman here who prays at all but who prays every day for the Lord to hasten his work. Now, take care, for if he does may be you will not be prepared to meet it.
"The time must come when there will be a separation between this kingdom and the kingdoms of this world, even in every point of view. The time must come when this kingdom must be free and independent from all other kingdoms. Are you prepared to have the thread cut to-day?
"Now, let me tell you one thing: I shall take it as a wit-ness that God designs to cut the thread between us and the world when an army undertakes to make their ap-pearance in this Territory to chastise me or destroy my life from the earth. I lay down that right is, or at least should be, might with Heaven, with its servants, and with all its people on the earth. As for the rest, we will wait a little while to see ; but I shall take a hostile movement by our enemies as an evidence that it is time for the thread to be cut. I think that we will find three hundred who will lap water, and we can whip out the Midianites. Brother Heber said that he could turn out his women and they would whip them. I ask no odds of the wicked the best way they can fix it.
"When I think of myself I think just this: I have the grit in me and I will do my duty any how." * * *
"Will troops come here and inquire into my just rebuke of such characters and conduct? 'Oh,' says one, 'I am afraid they will come, and what shall I do?' They have been with us many a time. We have been accus-tomed to seeing a hundred to our one, with their guns to shoot us and their knives to cut our throats. Do peo-ple imagine that they can kill 'Mormonism?' I may die for my religion, and who cares for that? Brother Carrington has told you that God can carry on his own work, and the spirit of Joseph which fell upon me is ready to fall upon somebody else when I am removed.
"Brother Truman said that there are as many for us as against us. Yes, there are ten to one for us more than those against us, but the difficulty is that all have not eyes to see. The soldiers of the Lord are in the moun-tains, in the canons, upon the plains, on the hills, along the mighty streams, and by the rivulets. Thousands and thousands more are for us than those who are against us, and you need not have any fears. They may be per-mitted to kill our bodies, but that is yet to be deter-mined. They try to fire a pistol, the cap snaps, and they are in the lurch, for somebody would have a dagger into them before they would know it. Or, if they would try to shoot with a rifle, perhaps the person aimed at would be standing a little one side of the range of the bullet.
"Br. Carrington's testimony proves to you that men's? eyes are liable to be deceived. It may appear strange to some that he could not tell me from Joseph Smith when I was speaking in the stand in Nauvoo during the October conference of 1844. Somebody came along and passed a finger over his eyes, and he could not see any one but Joseph speaking until I got through addressing the congregation.
"They may shoot, and they will see Brigham a little to one side, and Heber in another place, and fire away at what ? At shadows. We shall live as long as the Lord wants us to. They may lie and write lies, and they may stay here if they behave themselves ; but if they do not stop their devilish conduct they will be overtaken, for we will make their words true in regard to their being in danger, if they persist in their efforts to bring de-truction upon us. We do not ask any odds of them, nor of hell, nor of the world."
Brigham’s violent example is followed by the other preachers in the Territory, who vie with each other in stirring up a spirit of hatred to the United States and hostility to the troops on their way.
The only Federal officers remaining in Utah were Drs. HURT and ARMSTRONG, Indian agents.
The elections were held on the 3d of August, JOHN M. BERNHISEL was chosen delegate to Congress.
The course of Judge DRUMMOND, since his return to the States, appears to have moved the "saints" to severe animadversions; they discuss the Judge's antecedents with merciless severity. The reports of the spread of discontent and disaffection among the Mormons in Salt Lake city are denied with great emphasis.
The work upon the new Mormon temple in Salt Lake city is progressing favorably. The saints have laid up the basement story of the edifice in excellent masonry.
At the next session of Congress a determined effort is to be made by the Mormons for the admission of Utah as a State, and the necessary papers are already prepared. An immigration of four thousand persons was passed on the plains by Elder Richards's (the mail) party. There were eight or ten distinct trains each under the guidance of its own elder. The immigrants were passed between Independence Rock and Fort Laramie. The party also passed a portion of the United States troops between Fort Laramie and Fort Kearny. The com-manding officer was unknown, nor did Mr. Richards ascertain the exact number of troops, but he presumes they were the greater number of the force intended for service in Utah.
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