Message Of The President Of The United States : Communicating Information In Relation To The Massacre At Mountain Meadows And Other Massacres In Utah Territory (1860)
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Facsimile reprint of the original message of the President of the United States: Communicating Information in Relation to the Massacre at Mountain Meadows and other Massacres in Utah Territory (1860).
Excerpt: "Sir: I have just received the published proceedings of a public meeting held in Carroll county, Arkansas, in relation to the massacre of their friends and relations on the Plains, last summer, by the Mor mons and Indians, near Cedar City, in Utah Territory.
You will perceive by the proceedings, which I send you herewith, that it is alleged that these barbarous wretches have now in their cus tody some fifteen children, whose lives were spared, according to their information; and they earnestly invoke the aid of the government to enable them to recover the children alleged to be in their custody. They also call upon the delegation in Congress to bring the matter before the proper authorities here, and obtain whatever suggestions they may see proper to make, that will enable these distressed people to reclaim the survivors of the massacre. Thinking the Department of War to be the proper one to correspond with, I have thought proper to address you, hoping you will be able to communicate something that will to some extent relieve the friends of those who have been so brutally murdered. They also ask that an appropriation be made to defray the expenses which it may be necessary to incur in order to reclaim and bring home to their relatives the children that have been Spared."