A description of greed for power and cruelty in making folowers

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A description of greed for power and cruelty in making folowers

Early in the spring of an emigration party was formed in the State of Arkansas, comprising one hundred abd nineteen souls -- from the little infant to the aged, whose purpose it was to found a town or settlement somewhere west of the Rocky Mountains, perhaps in California. These people were well-to-do in the world, wrre nearly all related to each other, and were well provided with all the comforts of this world, well furnished with horses, carriages, etc.

They traveled across the plains leisurely, stopping by the way every Sunday, and observing faithfully the Sabbath day in religious worship. Late in the month of August of the same summer they reached the valley of the Sainst and encamped just out of the city of Salt Lake, on the banks of the River Jordan.

Here they remained about two weeks, endeavoring to purchase fresh stock and provisions, to enable them to complete their proposed journey. It was said Brigham Young had forbidden his people selling them anything whatever.

The reason that has been given for this was, that an apostle by the name of Pratt was shot by an Arkansas man. When they found that endeavor was useless they concluded to pursue their journey and get out of Utah as quickly as possible. Here these good people halted for the night, here they defended themselves successfully for three days and nights, and here they died.

The story has been told times without number, and it is only now that a fresh circumstance lends a fresh interest to the tale, that makes a brief recital of the awful details somewhat necessary, and compels me to make allusions to it.

They barricaded a small circle or encampment with their wagons, and being well armed and equipped, were successful in maintaining their ground. Unfortunately, they were some little distance from water, for which they suffered exceedingly. For this purpose two little girls were dressed in spotless white and were sent to a spring near by.

A description of greed for power and cruelty in making folowers

These little innocents were shot dead. Soon afterward a party of white men were seen to approach with a white flag flying in the air, which these poor unfortunates most gladly welcomed.


To this they finally consented; when it was arranged that the children, then the women, then the men, should march out in regular order, two abreast. Behind them were to march the men who professed to be their protectors and succirs.

They were all Mormons, and their leader was Major John D. Lee, a Mormon bishop and a sub-Indian agent under the prophet Brigham. Young women, married women, women about to become mothers, were murdered and most horribly butchered.

One young lady, kneeling to the fiend Lee, begged to be spared. He dragged her into the bushes, stripped her naked, committed a most heinous crime, shot her dead, and then cut her throat. No word can characterize the deed, no pen can describe the horrors of scene after the massacre was completed.

There lay lifeless bodies, maimed and butchered, robbed of the slightest vestment, and left there with staring eyes, faces besmeared with blood, without limbs in many cases, to be removed by the wild carrion of the mountains.

For some time these moldering remains were on the same spot unburied where they fell, until the humanity of a United States Commissioner [sic] had them gathered and buried, and over them he erected a plain wooden cross, upon which was plainly written: It has been said that George A.

Smith, now the first counselor to the Prophet, carried the orders to Lee, and was of course cognizant of the whole transaction. The writer was told by a man who had been an intimate of Lee's house, that he was a most miserable man; that he could not sleep at night, and that he longed continually to die.

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