A Visit to Salt Lake City: Being a Journey Across the Plains and a Residence in the Mormon Settlements at Utah

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Smith, Elder, and Company, 1857 - Mormons - 346 pages
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Page 344 - ... the name of vegetation. The soil is composed of disintegrated rocks covered by a loam an inch or two in thickness, which is composed of the exuviae of animals and decayed vegetable matter.
Page 344 - Mississippi, scarcely anything exists deserving- the name of vegetation. The soil is composed of disintegrated rocks, covered by a loam an inch or two in thickness, which is composed of the exuvia?
Page v - So far, however, as my intercourse with the inhabitants afforded me an opportunity of judging, its practical operation was quite different from what I had anticipated. Peace, harmony, and cheerfulness seemed to prevail, where my preconceived notions led me to look for nothing but the exhibition of petty jealousies, envy, bickerings, and strife. Confidence and sisterly affection among the different members of the family seemed pre-eminently conspicuous, and friendly intercourse among neighbors, with...
Page 344 - Whatever may be said to the contrary, these plains west of the 100th meridian are wholly unsusceptible of sustaining an agricultural population, until you reach sufficiently far south to encounter the rains from the tropics.
Page 121 - Seemeth it a small thing unto you to have eaten up the good pasture, but ye must tread down with your feet the residue of your pastures? and to have drunk of the deep waters, but ye must foul the residue with your feet? And as for my flock, they eat that which ye have trodden with your feet; and they drink that which ye have fouled with your feet.
Page 18 - Questi sono da chiamare pecore, e non uomini: chè se una pecora si gittasse da una ripa di mille passi, tutte le altre l'andrebbero dietro; e se una pecora per alcuna cagione al passare d'una strada salta, tutte le altre saltano, eziandio nulla veggendo da saltare.
Page 196 - Theft, even in petty things, such as vegetables or fuel, is prevented, not by prosecution, but by the known rule, that if a man steals two or three times he is ordered to become honest or leave the country for good. Not that Mormons ever pretend there are no bad men among them ; nay, agreeable to their principles, they will tell you that a Mormon, if bad, will be worse than other men, because he sins against greater light and knowledge, and after receiving the Spirit of God. Confirmatory of this,...
Page 195 - ... violation of the law is uncommon, and very rarely in public or private "do you hear an oath. Theft, even in petty things, such as vegetables or fuel, is prevented, not by prosecution, but by the known rule, that if a man steals two or three times he is ordered to become honest or leave the country for good. Not that Mormons...
Page 76 - Landon, of our mess, crossed the water, and made for the battle-field. A good many wolves and ravens were still at work, though most of the bodies had been already picked clean. L. started on his return with a large bag of buffalo meat that must have escaped notice previously, but when half-way to camp was fired at by a soldier, who took him for an Indian from his dusty face, which he might as well have washed when crossing the river.
Page 76 - Hollow had taken place two days before]. A good many wolves and ravens were still at work, though most of the bodies had been already picked clean. L. started on his return with a large bag of buffalo meat that must have escaped notice previously, but when half-way to camp was fired at by a soldier, who took him for an Indian from his dusty face, which he might as well have washed when crossing the river. L. having the sun in his eyes, could not see plainly, and also took the soldier for an Indian,...

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