Describes a Mormon famly at Bear River; community life in Coalville, a Mormon town; talks about Mormon ideas on Native Americans, including their practice of buying Indian children; discribes Salt Lake City in detail, including its houses, layout, lack of alcohol establishments, effecient policemen, and other items; describes Brigham Young's encouragement of the theater, especially his establishment of the Salt Lake Theater; talks about Mormon attitudes, how they build up the temple, train militarily thought they are peaceful, read and accept the Bible though they don't have the usual Christian ideas about it; claims 'Joe Smith' was an impostor who was canonized because he was a martyr; Brigham Young led the Saints onward from his wealth of common sense; describes the migration from Nauvoo eventually to SLC; goes on about the Saint's theocracy and lack of free will. Describes how the Saints have a distincly practial bent in their various religious duties, every leader working to earn his bread; describes the missionary labor the Saints undertake as well as how they take good care of their poor. Gives a summary of the doctrine of the Church making the claim it was all developed by Rigdon and Pratt. Describes the Church as free and open to all both in terms of people and doctrine; comments on attitudes of the Church toward revelation, pleasure, and work; contrasts the Saints' attitude toward the necessity of marriage with the rest of the Christian world. Examines Brigham Young's plural household as well as that of the other apostles. Discusses polygamy in great detal, then moves on to the topic of sealing and how a woman may be sealed to one and married to another or be sealed by proxy to the dead. Finally, he discusses the status of women in Mormon society, saying they are lessened by polygamy and in general, they don't like it.