"Movements of the Mormons," Washington Union, 18 Nov. 1857.
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On the 26th of September the Mormon colony in Carson Valley departed in one grand train, numbering 985 men, women, and children, 148 wagons, and 700 head of live stock, for Salt Lake, in obedience to the summons of Brigham Young. Although it has been supposed that this emigration from California is merely the forerunner of one by the united Mormon nation to Washington Territory, there is little doubt that Brigham, in anticipation of the arrival of the United States troops in the Territory, is calling in his outposts, like a prudent general, and opposing to the invaders a force against which they can hardly contend on equal terms.