From the Cincinnati Atlas.
We want to call the reader's attention to the new, and most extraordinary position of the Mormons.—Seven thousand of them have found a resting place in the most remarkable spot on the North American Continent Since the children of Israel wandered through the Wilderness, or the Crusaders rushed on Palestine there has been nothing so historically sin-gular as the emigration and recent settlement of the Mormons. Thousands of them came from the Man-chester and Sheffields of Europe, to join other thou-sands congregrated from Western New York, and New England—boasted descendents of the Pilgrim fathers—together to follow after a new Jerusalem in the West. Having a Temple amidst the Churches and Schools of Lake county, Ohio, and driven from it by popular opinion, they build the Nauvoo of Illi-nois. It becomes a great town. Twenty thousand people flock to it. They are again assaulted by popu-lar persecution; their Prophet murdered—their town depopulated—and finally their temple burned! Does all this series of signal persecutions to which they have been subjected destroy them? Not at all. Seven thousand are now settled, in flourishing circumstan-ces, on the Plateau Summit of the North American Continent! Thousands more are about to join them from Iowa, and thousands more are coming from Wales! The spectacle is most singular, and this is one of the singular episodes of the great Drama of this age. The spot on which the Mormons are now settled, is, geographically, one of the most interesting on the American Continent.
There is no other just like it, that we can recollect of, on the globe. Look at the map a little East of the Great bait Lake, and just South of the South West Pass, arid you will see, in the North East corner of California, the summit level of the waters which flow on the North American continent. It must be six thousand feet, perhaps more, above the level of the Atlantic. In this sequestered corner, in a vale hidden among mountains and lakes, are the Mormons, and there rise the mighty rivers, than which no continent has greater. Within a stone's through almost of one another, lie the head springs of the Sweet Water and the Green River. The former flows into the Platte River; that into the Missouri; and that into the Mississippi; and that into the Gulf of Mex-ica, becoming part of the Gulf Stream, and laves the shores of distant lands. The latter, the Green River, flows into the Colorado; the Colorado into the Gulf of California, and is mingled with the Pacific. The one flows more than 2,500 miles; the other more than 1,500. These flow into tropical regions. Just North of the same spot are the head streams of Snake Ri-ver, which flows into the Columbia, near lat. 46deg., after a course of 1000 miles Just South are the sources of the Rio Grande, which, after winding 1700 miles, finds the Gulf of Mexico. It is a remarkable oint in the earth's surface where the Mormons are, nd locked in by mountains and lakes, they will pro-ably remain and constitute a new and peculiar colony.
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