This is a reprint of an 1881 Kansas City Journal article. The reporter recounts a visit with some RLDS members living in a colony near Newport Landing on the coast in Southern California. John Brush recalled his memories of witnessing the expulsion of the Mormons from Jackson County in 1833. He was a witness of the destruction of the printing press. In November 1833, with 130 others he was driven from Jackson County by a band of mounted men. Others mention such incidents as Richmond Jail and the cholera deaths of Zion's Camp. The article also mentions a burial ground dating to 1845 when a colony was attacked by cholera while enroute to Lyman Wight's colony in Texas.