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The Slofy of the Mountain Mtad
ow Mastacre of Twenty
' i Years Ago,
At Told tv tho Mormon Lee Be
fore Being Led to Execution.
How tho "Latter Day Saints" Out
did their Savage Allies In the
Hen, WBta Mil Chl14rn neeelftd
Salt Lake. March 23. At ten a. m.
precisely, Lee was brought out upon the
eene ot the massacre at fountain aieaa-
w before the execution- party, aad stated
on h la coffin, about twenty tret from the
shooteti. The odrered ot the court waa
read to him and the company preoent by
Marshal Nelson. Alter Marshal iMeisou
concluded readine the order of the court
at 10:35 a. m. be asked Lee If he had any.
thing to say before the execution was
carried into eflect.
1 wish to speak to that man, (poiiiiiiijr
to Mr. Fennemore,- who was nxinz nm
cauras near by to take Lee's photograph
prectdio Iheshootinir.) Lee calling to
the artist, Feunetuore .replied In a sec
ond to Mr. L, and waiting till the art
ist attested his readiness to listen, I.e
said, "1 want to ask ot you a favor. I
want you to lurnUu my three wives each
a copy of the photograph (meaning the
one being taken), a copy ot the same to
Rachel A., Sarah C. and Emma B."
Mr. Howard responded tor the artist.
" He he will do It, Mr. Lee."
Lee repeated the names over ajrain
carefully, saying, "Please forward
them." lie then arose and said: "1
hare but little to say this morning; ot
course, I feel that I am upon the brink of
eternity, and the solemnity ot eternity
should rest upon my mind at the present.
1 have made out, or endeavored to do
so, a manuscript and an abridged history
of my life. This will be published. 1
have riven my views and feeling with
regard to all these things. 1 feel resigned
to my fate. 1 teel as calm as a summer
morning. I have done nothing wrong.
JaTV COXSCIEXCE IS CLEAR
Before God and man. I am ready to
meet my Redeemer. 1 his it is that pta x
tue upon this field. 1 am not an latiJei ;
nave not denied God or his mercy. 1 am
a strong believer in those things. Mot
I regret Is that of pining with my tan.-
Uv. Manv of them are unpro
tected and left faiherks. W hen 1 speak
ot those little ones they touch a tender
chord within me. Here Lee's voice ta
. tered perceptibly. 1 have done nothing
wrong in this aflair. 1 n-ei try uimoat
endeavors to save these people. 1 would
have given world, were they at my
command, to have avoided that calamity,
bat 1 oould not. I am sacrificed to sat
isfy feelings, and 1 am used to gratify
parties ; but I am ready to die. I have
no fear ot death ; it has no tenors, and
no particle ot mer:y have 1 asked from
the court or officials to spare my lite. 1
do not tear death. I shail never go to a
worse place dan the one 1 am now in.
1 have said it to my family, and 1 will
aay it to-day, that the government ot the
United States sacrifices their best friends
and that is saying a great deal, but it is
true. 1 am a true believer in the gospel
ot Jesus Christ. I do not believe every
thing that is now preached and taught
by Brigham Young. I do not agree with
huu. 1 believe he is leading the people
astray, but I believe in the gospel as
taught in its purity by Joseph .miih in
former days. I have my reasons for say.
ing this. 1 used to make this man's will
my pleasure, and did so for thirty years.
See now what 1 have come to. This day
1 have been sacrificed in a cowardly das
tardly manner. Thousands of people are
la Die Church, honorable, good hearted
that I cherish in my heart. 1 regret to
lav my family, they are near arid dear
to ine, and these things arouse my sym
pathy. 1 declare i done did nothing de
signedly wrong in this unfortunate af
fair. I did everything In my power to
save all the emigrants, but I am the ens
that must suffer. Having said this, 1
teel resigned. 1 ask the Lord, my God,
to extend his mercy to ine, and to re
ceive my spirit. My labors here are
After the speech Parson .Stoke?, a
Methodist, made a prayer, commending
the soul ot the condemned man to God.
Immediately after this a handkerchief
was placed over Lee's eyes ; he raised bis
hands and placed them on top ot his
head, sitting firm.
.Kelson gave the word to fire, and ex
actly at 11 o'clock five puds were fired.
the balls penetrating the body in the re
gion ot ute neart. Lee tell square back
upon :ms comn, ueaa. ills death was
instantaneous. The body was placed in
the coffin and the crowd dispersed. There
were about 73 persons, all told, on the
ground. Not a child or relative ot the
doomed man was there. The b st order
prevailed and all pronounced the execu
tion a success.
uee. s last woras to -Nelson were, "aim
at my heart." The body is now passing
to oe given to relatives at cellar City.
Salt Lake City, March 23. The fol
lowing is a correct copy of the confession
m joun u. Lee, carefully compared with
the original penned by Lee since his sec
ond tnal and since H sentence of death.
It was written by him without aid or
advice, and is now g'.ven without alte
ration or erasare. Where any in
ifrpolattou U uiadc it U dldtmvtly
The document was received under
close seal troia L'nlu-d Mates District
Attorney Howard, who had received It
from John D. Iam blui.lf, then In the
penitentiary at Salt Lake City, In Feb
ruary, 1377, and is certified by Mr. How
ard as the statement written by Lee. Mr.
. Howard hitherto withheld it from publi
cation, but now that the prisoner has
not escaped the penalty of the law.
permits it to be given to Ute public, as
justice cannot now be defeated by its
.statement of John D. Lee of facts con
nected with the Mountain Meadow mas
sa re :
la the month of September, 1857, the
company ot emigrants known as the Ar
kansas Company arrived In X'arowan,
Iron county, t ub, on their way to Cal
ifornia. At Farowan young Aden of the
company saw and recognized one Wm.
Lauey, a Mormon resident ot I'arowan.
LdenandhU lather had rescued Lane
tram aatnti-Morman mob In Tennessea
several rears before anil mj ...
J-.(iAMyJtth" tin! was attacked
fyJZtZ!"9 mlMionary in
friend tad benefactor anil Inaitjul hi... -
wave yiau lO see Ills
VUhonae.aod gave UB tIi
aauoe to take back to the camp wit"
him. The same eveniug It was reported
to the BiaUp, Col. Dame, that Lawy
had given potatoes and onions to the
man laden, one ol the emigrants. When
the report WM made to UUhon Dame ha
raised Ida hand and crooked his little tln-
gvr tn a sigtuncaut manner to one JBr
ney Carter, his brother-in-law, and oneol
"iXGEI.S OF DKSTH."
Carter, without another word, walked
out, went to Laney's house with a long
picket In his hand, called Laney out and
struck him a heavy blow on the head,
fracturing his skull, and left him on the
ground lor dead. t V. Webb and Isaac
Newman, president of the high council,
both told me they saw Dame's maneuv
ers. Jsmrs McUufiV, then a resident of
Tarowan, but through oppression has
beeu forced to leave there, and is now
merchant in Pahranagat velley, near Pie
cah?, Nevada, knows thc?e fart.
1-ee here tells ol a conversation he held
with George A. Smith, "first counselor
in the cliurch and Brigham Youne'1
right hand roan." The substance or this
colloquy was that the Mormons would
no longer submit to be liiiposed upon by
their enemies ; that with the aid of the
Indians, they could make it "hot "for
emigrants who might pass that way, and
that the church wanted "every man to
be on hand with his gun in good order
and his powder dry." Shortly after this,
he .also held a consultation with Presi
dent Isaac C. Haight. Halght toldjliiun
that a company of emigrants had passed
through a few days before, who had
threatened the Mormons with destruc
tion ; that one of them had said he lad
helped to kill old Joe Smith aud his
brother Hiram : that other members of
the company had helped to drive the
Mormons out of Missouri ; that they had
baiters to haug old Brigharu, etc., etc.
Haight told Lee that a comuany ot In
dians had already gone South to surprise
the emigrate nt Mountain Meadow, and
that he must raise the Indians South to
join those irom the North in an attack on
the travelers. Lee thought a council ot
brethren should be held before making a
move, but llailit said every time Latter
Day Saint knew his duty ; that the emi-
grant had forfeited their lives by their
acts, etc., etc.
I thought oyer the matter, and the
more I thought the more
MY FELLINGS REVOLTED
against such a horrid deed. Sleep had
tied from me. l talked to my wite i.acu
el about it. She felt as 1 did about it, and
advisedme to let them dotheir own dirty
work, and said that If things did not go
just to suit them the blame would be laid
on me. ue never uiu Deneve in diooo
atonement, and said it was from the devil.
I crossed the mountains aud reached the
Meadows between 9 and 10 o'clock in the
morning, but 1 was too late. The at
tack fcxi been made just peiore uay Drean
in the niomlnsr. lue inuians were
repulsed with one killed ana two ot tneir
chiefs from Cedar shot through the legs,
breaking a leg for each ot thcni. Ihe
Indians were in a terrible rage, i went
to some ot them that were in a ravine;
they told me to go to tlie uiaiu body or
thev would kill me for not coming before
the'attack was made. iWhile 1 was stand-
in there I received a shot just above
my belt, tutting ;th rough my clothes to
the skin some six Inches across, lbc
Indians with whom 1 was talking lived
with me at Harmony. I was an indiau
farmer. Tliey told me I was In danger,
and to get down in the ravine. 1 mount
ed mv horse and rode south to meet Carl
SUurtz. 1 traveled sixteen miles and
stopped on Megotsy to bait my animal.
About sunset, I saw Shurtz and some
10 or 13 white men, and about 130 Indi
ans. We camped during the night, and
the Indians lett for the Meadows. I re
ported to the men what bad taken place.
They attacked the emigrants again
about sunrise the next morning, which
was Tuesday, and one of their nuenber
ro liUW4 auid scrcral wounded. With the
white men, 1 reached the Meadows about
1p.m. Wc found about Inuians,
among wiiom were two wounded
chiefs Mogueetus and Bill. The Indi
ans were in a high state ot excitement.
They had killed many cattle and
boies belonging to the company.
I lie company ol emigrants had cor
ralled all their wagons but one lor better
defence. This corral was about one
hundred yards above the spring. This
they did to get away from the ravine
south to better defend themselves.
Attacks were made from the south ray
Ine and trorn the rocks on the west.
The attack was renewed that night by
the Indians in spite ot all we could do
to prevent It. Vt hen the attack com
menced Oscar Hamlin, William Young
and myself started to go. When oppo
site the corral on me north bullet came
around us like a shower of hail. We had
two Indians with us to pilot us. They
threw themselves flat on the ground to
protect themselves from tho bullets. 1
stood erect and asked my
FATHER i HEAVEN
To protect me from the mUsiles of dentil
and enable me to teach the Indians. One
ball passed through my hat and the hair
of my head, and another through my
shirt grazing my arm near the shoulder.
A most hideous yell of the Indians com
menced. The cries and shrieks of the
women and children so overcame me
that 1 forgot my danger and rushed
through the tire to the Indians and
pleaded with them in tears to desist. 1
told them that the Great Spirit would be
angry with them lor killing the women
and little children. They told me leave
or they would serve me the same wav.
and that 1 was not their fritmd, but the
friend ot their enemies.
Hamlin (a missionary I shamed them
and called them dogs and wolves tor
wanting to shed the blood ol their lather
(myself; who had fed and clothed them
We finally prevailed on them to return
to camp, where we would hold a council,
ana mat i woum senu ior me nig Cap.
tains to come and talk. We told them
thev had punished the emigrants enough
and war be thev bad killed nearly all of
them. We told them that Bishop Dame
and president Haight would come, mid
may be they would give them part ol the
cattle and let the company go with the
teams. In this way we counseled them
to suspend hostilities for the present.
1 asked the man I think bis name was
Ld wards to go to Cedar City, and say
to President Haight lor God's sake, tor
my sake, aud lor the sake of sufleriii"
humanity to send out men to rescue that
company. This day we all lay awaitni"
orders. About noon 1 crossed the va
ley, north of the corral, thinking to ex
amine their location from the wet range.
The company recognized ma as a white
man, and sent two little boys about four
years old to meet me. 1 hid from ttit.ni
fearing the Indians, who had discovered
the children. I called to the Indians,
who wanted my gun and ammunition to
kill them. I prevailed with them to let
the children go bark to camp, which they
very soon did. When Utey saw the In
dians, J crept up behind some rock on
the west range, where 1 hid a full view
ot the corral. In it they had dug a rifle
pit; the wheels of their wagons rr
chained togetlier, and the only show for
we inuians was to starve them out, or
shoot them as they went tor water.
Here follows a description ot a "council
meeting," at which the Intended slaugh
tr of the emigrants was considered.
"Several of the dignitaries bowed in
prayer, and Invoked the aid of the Holy
spirit to guide them to do right and carry
ut tttt council of thelrjeaden." Tho or.
ders were that the men, women and all
eiflept tbe very young children of the
ramp wv-re to be killed. "Weeping
like a child," Ie said he took his place
uponjwhich he was reproved and ordered
to hold his peace.
Iheplau agreed upou there was to
meet thorn with a flag of truce, to tell
them that the Indians were determined
on their destruction; that we dare not
oppose the Indians, lor we were at their
merry; that the best we could do for Jhetu
(the eiuigrants)was to get them and whnl
ew troops we could take in wagons to
lay tneir arms in the bottom ot the whit
ons and cover them up with bedclothes
aim start tor a settlement as soon as pos
slble, and trust themselves in our hands
The small children and the wounded
were to go with the two wspons, the wo
men to follow the wagons, and men next,
me troops to stand in readiness on the
east side of tho road readv to receive
them. Shnrtz and Nt hi John$ou were
to conceal tho Indians In the brutii and
rocks till the company was strung out
on the road to a certain point, and at
the watchword, "liait, oo your duty,
each man was to cover his action and
tire. Johnson and Shurtz were to rally
the Indians and to rush upon and drstroy
the women and larger childrex. it wis
further told the men that President
Haight said that if we Were laithlnl in
carrying out instructions we would all
receive a celestial reward. I said I was
wiling to put up with a less rewad if 1
could be excused.
Here I got another lampooning for my
stubbornesj. They reterred to the Gen
tile nations who refused tho children ot
Israel a passage through the countrt
when Moses lev! them out ofKgypt; that
the Lord held that crime against them,
and when Israel waxed strong the Lord
commanded Joshua to sl.iv the whole
nation, men, women and children.
Have not these people done worse than
that to u Have they not threatened to
murder our leaders and prnphcr, and
have they not boasted of murdering our
fatriarehs and prophets, Jo-epb aud
Ivrum.' Now talk about shediug ino
blood, It was proposed that every man
express himself, 'that it tin re was a
man who would not keep a t ime mouth
they wanted to know it. Then this
gave me to understand what I might ex
pect li i continued to oppose. .Ma), "ig
bee said: "Bro. Ie is right. Let him
take an expression of the people.'' I
knew 1 dare not refuse, so I had
EVERY MAX TO tVY.HK
aud express himself. All said they were
willing to carry out the conseut of their
leadeit; that their leaders had the Spirit
ot God and knew better what was right
than they did. They then wanted to
know my feelings am! 1 replied, "I have
already expressed them." Lvtry eye
was upon me as l paused, "but, said 1,
"you can do as you please. I will not op
pose you any longer." "V in you keep
m closed tnoutn? ' was tne rinestion. "I
will try," was my answer. I will here
say that fear of offending llriglum
Younz and Geo. A Smith hd saved my
life. 1 was ni-ar bein '"blood atoned" in
Parowan. under J. B. L. Smith in 1S34
bet of this I have spoken in my autobio
graphy, saturuay morning all was
ready and every man assigned to his
post ot duty.
During the night, or rather just before
(lav light, Johnson and Miurtz ambushed
their Indians, the better to deceive the
emigrants. About 11 o'clock a. m. the
troops under Major IligU-e took the po
sition on the road. The white Hag wa
still kept up in the corral, iligbee called
William Bateman out of the ranks to take
the flag of truce to the corral. He was
metabouthalf way with another white
flag from the emigrants' camp and they
had a talk. Ihe emigrants was told that
we had come
TO nF.SCt'E THEM
if they would trut us. Both the men
with llags returned to their rei-pective
places and reported, and were to meet
again and bring word. Iligbee railed
me out to go and inform them of the con
ditions and if accepted Dan McFarlaud,
a brother to John McParland. a lawver.
who acted as aide-de-camp, would brinir
back word ; then two wagons would be
sent for the firearms, children, ciothiiiif.
stc. 1 obeyed and the t rtns proposed
were accepted, but not without di-tru-t.
I had as little to say as possible ; in
tact my tongue refused to perform its
office. I sat down on the ground in the
corral, mar where some of the younir
men were engaged in paying the lat re
Iect to some person who had jii't died
of a wound. A large fleshy oldlidv
carne to rne twice, and talked while I sat
there, hhe related their troubles ; and
that seven ot tlieir number were killed,
and forty-seven wounded in the first at
tack ; that several had died since. .She
asked me it 1 was an Indian agent. I
said in one sense 1 am, as the govern
ment has appointed ni a farmer to the
Indians. I told her this to satify her.
I heard afterwards that the same ques
tion was a-ked, and answered in the
same manner bv M. FuilanJ, who had
been sent by Iligbee to the corral to
hurry me up lor tear that the Indians
would come back and be upon them.
U hen all was readv Samuel McMurdy,
counselor to Bishop P. K. Smith, Klinger
Smith, drove out 011 the lead, and his
wagon had the
clothing and arms. Samuel Knight drove
the oilier team with dye wouudedmen
and one boy, about ill teen years old. 1
walked behind the front wagon to direct
the course, and shun the heat
of the slaughter, but this 1 kept to my
self. Wheu we got turned fairly to the
east, 1 mentioned to McMurdy to steer
north across the valley. I at the same
time told the women, w ho were next to
the wagon, to follow the road up to the
troops, w hich they did. Iusteud of say
ing to McMurdy not to drive so fast, as
he swore on my trial, I said to the con
trary, to drive on, as my aim was to get
out ot sight before the tiring commenced,
which we did. TV e w ere about a half
nine anean ot the company when we heard
the first firing. We hud drove over a
ridge f oiling ground, ami down on a
low nat. i ne hung was simultaneous
aiong tue whole line. The moment the
nnng commenced ilcSlurdy halted aud
tied his Hues across the rod of his wagon
box, stepped down coolly with a double
barrel shot gun, walked to Kuight's
uuwui o icci hi tue rear.
KiLi isa tuf worxptp.
As he raised his piece he said: "Lord,
my God , receive their aplrits, for it U
for the kingdom ot heaven's sake that
wedotheso things," fired and killed
two men. Samuel knight had a muzzle
ioauing nne, ana tie shot and killed the
mree men, aim men struck; the wounded
boy on the head, w ho fell dead.
In the meantime 1 drew a five shooter
from my belt. It uccldeutlly went of!'
cutting across McMurdv's buckskin
pants. McMurdy 6ald: "Brother Lee
you are excited; take thiugscool. You
whci wuiuipw. iMuk. where the
iwu cuv uHHuung 10 nis pants). At this
moment I heard the scream ot a child
1 looked up. and saw an Indian have a
MTTIE BOY Bt THE HAIli,
dragging iim out of the bind end of the
wagon, with a knife la bis hand, ecttiuir
ready to cut bis throat. I sp.-ang for the
muian wn my revolver in hand and
shouted at Ute top of my voice, "Arrlck
oonis cat tio soort" (stop you fool). The
""or itrickeu. His chin was
ouing; i supposed It was the cut of a
inc. iui uier warns learned it was dona
by the. wagon boxes, as the Indians
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yanked the boy down bv the hair of the
I had no sooner rescued this child
than another Indian seized a little girl by
the hair. 1 rescued her also. As soon as
I could speak I told the Indians thev must
not hurt the children ; that I would die
belore they should be hurt! tliut we
would bring the children with us. Be
fore this time the Indians had pushed up
around the wagons in quest of blood, and
dispatched the remaining wounded men.
injustice to my statement. I would say
that if my shooter had not prematurely
exploded, i would have had a hand m
dispatching the few wounded. I had
LOST CONTROL OF MYSELF.
and scarcely knew what I was about. I
saw an Indian pursue a little ciil who
was fleeing; Iks caught her about 100
teet Irom ths wagons and plunged his
kime mrougii net.
1 said to McMurdy that be bad better
drive the children to Hamblin's ranche
and give them some nourishment, while
I would go down and get lay horse at
tne camp, rasssing along the road i saw
the dead strung along a distance of about
a bait a mile. The women and children
were killed ty the Indians. 1 saw Shurtz
with the Indians, and no other wnlte
man with them. When I came to the
men they lay about a rod apart. Here I
came up with Iligbee, Bishop ?mith and
the rest ot the company. They were
searching the bodies for valuables. 1
rode to 1 Jam Win's ranch and slept till
In the morning I heard the voices of
Col. Dame and Isaac C. Haight. 1 heard
some very angry words pas between
them, which drew my attention. Dame
said he would have to report ths destruc
tion ot tne emigrant cntap, e.c. Haisht
said how? As an Indian massacre?
Dame said he did not kuow so w-ll about
that. This reply set-nied to irritate
Haight, who spoke quite loudly, saying :
"How the hell can you report it unv
other way without implicating your
self?' AtthisDaiue lowered his voice
almost to a whisper. I could not under
stand what he said, and the conversation
1 got up and saw the children, and
among thetn the boy who was pulled
by the hair of Lis head out of the wagon
by the Indian and raved by ine. That
boy I took borne and kept until Dr. For
ney the government agent, came to
gather up the children and take them
La-t. He took the boy with the others.
tht hoy's name
was William Fancie r. His father was cap
tain ot the train. 11 : was taken East and
adopted by a man in .Nebraska named
Sloan. He remained several vears and
returned to L'tah.and i now a convict in
the LtaU penitentiary, having been con
victed a year ago of the crime of high
way robbery. He is known by the name
of Idab Bill, but his name i Wm. Fan-
cher. His little ci.ter was also tuken
Last, and Is now the wife of of a man
working for the I'niou Pacific railroad.
I got breaktait that moruin?. then all
bauds returned to the seene ol the
slaughter to bury the dead. The bodies
were in a nude mate, the Indians through
the night having stripped them ol every
vastige of clothing. Many of the parties
were laughing andtalking as they carried
the bodies to the ravine lor burial . They
w ere J ut covered over a little , but did
not long remain so, for
WOLVKS btillUKM lp
Vnd after eatiinr the flesh, tl.cir Lonea
laid upon the ground until buried by the
government otneers. At thetlmeof bur
ying the bodies Dame and Haight got
into another quarrel, Dmno seemed to
te terror-stricken, and again said he
would have to publish it. They were
about two paces troia me. Dame spoke
low as it careful to avoid being heard.
Haight spoke loud ami said, "You know
you counselled it, and ordered me to
have them used up." Dame said: '!
did not think there was so many women
and children. 1 thought they were nearly
all killed by the Indians."
Haight said : "It's too late In the day
lor you to take baek water. You know
you ordered and counselled it ; and you
now want to back out."
Flame said: "Have you papers lor
that," or "idiow papers lor that.'
. i'his enrayed Haight to the highest
pitch, and jinine walked olf. Haight
sa d: "Vou throw the blame ot this
thing on me, and I will be revenged
upon you it haye to meet you In hell
to get it."
1 roni this place we rode to the wagons,
and found them stripped of their covers
aud every particle of clothing. Lven the
feather beds had been ripped open, and
the contents turned out mon the ground,
looking for plunder.
The contessioii concludes with an ac
count of lice's visit to Brigham Young
alter the massacre.
I told him of the killing of the women
and children aud betraying of the com
pany. I told him 1 was oppooed to it,
but f did not say to bint to what extent
1 was oppposed to it, only that 1 wu op-
i'uwmj io shedding innocent blood.
" by." naij jj you differ from Isaac
V Haight, for bo said there was not a
in tho whole company." When I was
through be said it wua awful; that he
tired nothing about tho men, but the
women and children was what bothered
him. I said to President Y oung, "You
should either release the men from their
obhgatiou or sustain them when they
have entered iuto the most stcred obii.
gation to do." He replied, "1 will think
over the matter and make it the subject
Furnishing Goods and
of praver, and you may come back in the
morning to see me." 1 did so. He
said: "John, 1 teel first rate. I asked
the Lord if it was all right lor that deed
to be done, to take away the vision ol
the deed from my mind, and the Lord
did so, and l feel hrst rate. It is all right.
The only tear 1 have Is of traitors." He
told mo cover to lip it to any mortal
teing, not even to brother Ileber. Pres
ident oung has always treated me
with the frieiidahipot a lather since, and
and has scaled several women to tue
since, aud ba made mv home his home
when in that part of the country, until
danger has threatened him. This is a
true utatemeut according to the bt ot
my recollection. John D. Lek.
This statement I have made for publi
cation after mv death. anl have agreed
with a frieud to have the same, with very
many facts pertaining to other matters
connectcu with the crime of the -Mormon
rconle under tho l
hood from the period before the butchery
oi .auwjf io tne preent time, piiuiiietl
for the benefit of my family ami that the
world may know the black deeds that
have marked the way of the Saints from
tne organization of the church ol Jesus
Christ ol Latter Day Saints to the period
when a weak and too pliable tool lays
down his en to face the executioners'
guns for deeds of which he is not more
guilty than others who to-day are wear
ing garments ot priesthood and living
upon the tithingsof a deluded aad priest
ridden people. My autobioerat.hy, if
published, will open the eyes ot the world
to the monstrous deeds ol the leader of
the Mormon people, and will also place
in the hands of the attorney for ne :ov.
ernment the particulars ot some of the
most bloodcurdling crimes that have
been committed in I'tab. which, it prop
erly followed up, will brinsr many down
from their high places in the church to
face oflended Jutice upon the gallov. s.
So mote "t be.
J U 1 It ig WortU
To Hwy rrftdrr of thil jar who i.niW lit llim
fM-tilicateanJ (I we will forward, Tor .nr nr.
''I lie Traure," a iiuirnitlcent llliiMrHtrl
MoDUily Journal ami Houaekceiwr'S Mm?im:iiip,
ami one y,py of our ni-w Q I tit gaut imiuuiu
AShl.Mi A BI.KSSIVG,"
A riia&terp'e" 'f the DutoeMorf tchool cf guarr
Ijainlintr, hy I'ri.f. -Ionian, fci.e "-JxIi' . n-e-ut4
in Hie hiiflie.it lyle of the art. li-Wil
ric of, which la i, and a copy of the follow
injf beautiful poem descriptive of the ctiroiuo, iu
-U jrtint iUuuiiiatd color for fraiuiiiK
Ay; hut wait, Rood wife, a luiuutr.
J have first a word to av ;
x vou know what to -day I''
Motbtr, 'tin our weildinif day!
Juat as now, we tat at supper
when theifUfs'a had gr.ne away;
You Hal that aide, t itt this tide,
I'orty yeur ago to-day!
'1 lien what plans we laid Uh r;
' What hrave tinny t meant to do!
( ould wedrnuu to-daT Would liud u
At tbn taliUf iiie and von
I!rtU-rao, no doubt-and yet f
.-oiuftiiiit-a think I canned ti ll
II Jd our hoy ah, yea! f know, dear;
i ed, fie dot'lh all thing Well.
Wall we had our joya anl sorrowt,
Siiar-d our mi. 1.- aa rll oa t.-ai -;
And the lsl ol' all I've had ymr
Iraithlul love lor fortyjyears'
Poor we'vo hwn, hut not forsul m :
ritf we've known, hut nevt-r Mju.i.
i'art.cr fvrThyamlleaa riifrcin
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t h i;
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Trunks, Valises, Etc., Etc., Embracing the
Of Goods saved from the late fire by
Will bo sold within next tbe Thirty Days at a
Come One Come all to Gl OHIO LEVEE.
Kinrlish Brusnels. Three I'ly and Ingrain
InO. Stair t'arpeta, Velvet KufS, t'ruuib
Cloths, Oil Cloth, etc., very ehesii
at the Old I'lai-e
US PULTOW ST., NEW YORK
Carpets tari-lully packed and sent to an
part ot the L'nited Mate true ofcharge.
O-SEND.rOR PRICE LIST."
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Ko (0 Ohio Levee,
O. D WILLIAMSON,
And Iiilur in
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