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io8 The Indian Advocate.
K ffc xl The Devil In the lloly Water Portt. ijt I! kKI'KODUCKD HV RKQUKST. , To the Venerable, the Prophet and President of the Church of Latter-Day Saints, Salt Lake City, Utah: Venerable Prophet and Father in God: According to promise and instructions received from the Church Committee, I beg to submit the following report of my missionary labors: I left the city of Zion, as you know, about the beginning of November last by the Rio Grande. As instructed, I took the East for my field of labor the particular points thereof being left to the guidance of the spirit. I first brought the light of the gospel to the Gentiles who dwell jn the region of Colorado, chiefly to the Asperians, to the Leduillians, the Pueblo-Oriens and to the inhabitants of Colorado Springs. 1 had piously hoped that in that land of Canaan I could reap a rich harvest of converts to the true faith, but now I tell you, weeping, they are enemies of the Cross of Christ. 1 hoped, indeed, to gather the scattered sheep into the fold, but, alas! I found they were all goats, and 1 fear that on the last great judgment day, when He separateth them, one from the other, He shall set them on His left. Had I remained there longer I might have been stoned, or if 1 escaped, it might be in a basket let down over the wall, or, what is more probable, I would have been dropped out of a window, without a basket or any other contrivance of the kind. But I did not give the heathens the satisfaction of treating me thus. I said peace to this house as 1 enteted each dwelling, but did not sit down with them to eat and drink what they offered, for they offered nothing except what 1 was obliged to pay for. But, shaking the dust off my feet, 1 said to them that it would be more tol-