Vol. I. Oregon City, Thursday, July 9, 1846. No. 12.
The Quincy Whig, after stating definitely that it is understood that the Mormons will retire to Nootka Sound, from the disgraceful persecutions of their neighbors in Illinois, gives the following account of the place of their proposed residence:
Vol. I. Oregon City, Thursday, July 23, 1846. No. 13.
We give below a copy of the Proclamation issued by Wm. B. Ide, one of the emigrants from the U. States to California. Mr. Ide is said to be a Mormon -- one of the twelve apostles of Jo Smith. He has a small body of armed men united with him, and under his command; they have succeeded in taking possession of Sonoma, which the commander now makes his headquarters, and from which he issues the following
Vol. I. Oregon City, Thursday, August 6, 1846. No. 14.
The ship Brooklyn, from N. York, was at the Sandwich Islands with 175 passengers, principally Mormons, bound to St. Francisco. We learn further, that an immense emigration of Mormons, or, as they now style themselves, "Latter Day Saints," exceeding twenty-five thousand in number, were to set out in May from Illinois and Missouri, bound to California and the southern part of this territory.
Vol. I. Oregon City, Thursday, September 3, 1846. No. 16.
ARRIVAL OF EMIGRANTS.
Some fifteen or sixteen emigrants have arrived, having performed the last part of their journey with pack-horses. They state that between 300 and 400 wagons must be near the Dalls at this time and nothing extraordinary preventing, they will probably arrive at Oregon City about the 25th instant. Mr. Barlow has gone to meet them in order to conduct them safely over his road. They state that between 500 and 600 waggons that were bound to Oregon and California, were counted after leaving the states. They think that between 50 and 100 waggons followed Mr. Hastings to California. Gov. Boggs, (formerly Governor of Missouri) and family, are in the company coming to Oregon. It is reported that one family in the company is bringing a hive and swarm of bees to Oregon.
Vol. I. Oregon City, Thursday, October 15, 1846. No. 19.
FROM MEXICO. -- The New York Express of the 19th of May last, contains news from Mexico... The British ship Collingwood, 80 guns, Admiral Seymour, was at anchor off San Blas, 7th April. Emigrants from the United States were still pouring into California, to the great consternation of Gen. Paredes, who considers them an army in disguise. He gives up California as lost. Apprehensions are entertained that the Mormons, who were said to be crossing the mountains, would overrun the whole of Mexico, and subdue it. Their reputation has preceded them.
Vol. I. Oregon City, Thursday, November 12, 1846. No. 21.
Oregon Treaty Ratified. -- The Senate... ratified the treaty upon the Oregon question by a vote of 41 to 14 -- 27 majority...
Vol. II. Oregon City, Thursday, March 18, 1847. No. 4.
The Mormons. -- There has been, it seems, an irreconcilable split among the Mormons at San Francisco. The little volcano has been rumbling for some time, and has at last broke forth in flames. The result of this explosion will be to throw them into different parts of California. In this dissevered state, they will undoubtedly do more good than a distinct community. --
Vol. II. Oregon City, Thursday, August 19, 1847. No. 15.
THE MORMONS. -- According to all accounts these people are doing up their Mountain travel in the most magnificent style. They are said to be excellently well organized and abundantly provided with all the essentials of such a trip. They have a printing press and printing materials with them and we suppose it will not be long before they will be astonishing the natives about the "Salt Lake" with a "Rocky Mountain Herald." They have likewise a portable grist mill, as we understand, which, when they are encamped on a suitable stream, they put in operation. The cui bono of this we are at a loss to comprehend.
Vol. IV. Oregon City, Thursday, January 24, 1850. No. 9?
Deseret -- A new State.
Our readers will be interested with the news from the Great Salt Lake. The Mormons are determined not to remain always second best. We hope Congress will give them a good government and appoint officers who are not Mormons, and who will keep them away from the Oregon road while the emigrants are en route for this country. Our cattle were spirited off towards Salt Lake in '48 and so also were the cattle of our fellow travellers. We have heard of such things since. We hope the erection of a civil government there will have a tendency to arrest these evils. Yet this movement of the Mormons must be regarded as one of the strange and peculiar developments of the spirit of the age. Three years since Salt Lake was a desolate place in the midst of the great American Desert and a thousand miles or more from any civilized settlement. And now it asks to be regarded as a populous state of civilized people.
Vol. IV. Oregon City, Thursday, February 7, 1850. No. 10.
The Wilmot Proviso.
While political parties on the Atlantic seaboard have been convulsing and remodelling over the humbug of a Wilmot Proviso, all account of our new territories, two mighty states have taken root in these territories, and between California and the Mormon Deseret, * the Wilmot Proviso has been, and will continue forever exploded. Our political demagogues and wise acres here, thought and hoped to make a handle of what they knew but little practically, and for which they honestly cared less. The prospective fate of freedom, west of the Rocky mountains on American soil, was a beautiful bone for political agitation, but, unfortunately for aspirants at declamation in Congress, and out of it, their political capital in the Proviso question is swamped. The Californians and the Deseretians have happily blown the "Dissolution of the Union" to the dogs, by taking their Constitution and State making into their own hands, a course consistent with their necessities, and necessary to the peace and prosperity of the Union. They will determine among themselves, as they have the right to do, whether they will tolerate slavery or not, and whichever way they decide cannot be altered nor shaken. There can be little doubt as to the future freedom and equality of the population of the United States on the Pacific, but at any rate, its political or social condition forms no longer a theme for sectional and humbugging politicians in the Old States. The Californians and the Mormons have shown the true republican faith, and if they carry out the policy they have begun with, they will reflect honor upon themselves and upon the Union.
Vol. IV. Oregon City, Thursday, February 21, 1850. No. 11.
A member of the Darcy Overland California Company, writing to the Newark Advertiser from the City of the Great Salt Lake, thus describes that rendezvous of the Mormons:
Vol. V. Oregon City, Thursday, December 5, 1850. No. 13.
THE MORMONS IN ENGLAND. -- Mr. Mackay has written for the London Morning Chronicle a full and interesting account of the Mormons, a large number of whom are constantly emigrating from England to this country. He says that the Mormons boadt of having an emigration fund of three and a half tons of California gold. Dr. Mackay saw and mixed much with these enthusiasts in Liverpool. He was introduced to one of their priests, who evinced the most friendly feeling, finding that he was the author of a piece of poetry which is in high favor amongst the sect, It seems that during the last ten years the emigration of Mormons from England has been nearly 14,000, and that during the last year it amounted to 2,500 -- chiefly farmers and mechanics of a superior class, from Lancashire, Yorkshire, Wales, and the southern parts of Scotland.
Vol. I. Portland, Saturday, June 7, 1851. No. 26.
FROM FORT LARAMIE. -- A letter from Fort Laramie, dated 10th February, states that great preparations are making from the Spring emigration over the Plains, which it is expected will be mostly to the Salt Lake and to Oregon. The facilities for the journey have been greatly increased...
Vol. I. Oregon City, Thursday, June 12, 1851. No. 40.
==> The Rev. Mr. Goodell, captain of the company who have just arrived in Oregon, numbering in all some 105 persons, gives a dreadful account of the treatment received from the Mormons at the Great Salt Lake. The people are represented as being dissolute and immoral to a shameful extent. We learn from Mr. Goodell that they have appointed missionaries for South America, California, Oregon, and numerous other countries. The object appears to be to make proselytes, with the view to join them at the Salt Lake to increase their numbers. The two missionaries appointed for Oregan, it is expected will soon arrive to enter upon the duties of their mission. We cannot think for a moment that we have men among us who will join them, after obtaining the facts about their manner of living and their pross immoralities, which outcie in paractice, the seraglios of the Turks and Persians.
Vol. I. Portland, Saturday, June 21, 1851. No. 29.
UNITED STATES LAWS
Vol. I. Oregon City, Thursday, July 10, 1851. No. 44.
OVERLAND EMIGRATION TO OREGON.
An intelligent gentleman from St. Joseph, Mo., informs the Cleveland Herald that
Vol. I. Oregon City, Thursday, July 29, 1851. No. 47.
Latest News from the States.
The emigration across the Plains has commenced, but will be very small in comparison with that of last year. But two companies have started for California and the principal part of the emigration will be Mormons bound for the Salt Lake. The grass is abundant on the Plains, but the snow is reported to be very deep in the mountains beyond Fort Laramie...