Life among the Mormons, and a march to their Zion : To which is added a chapter on the Indians of the plains and mountains of the West
Moorhead, Simpson & Bond
Excerpt from Life Among the Mormons, and a March to Their Zion: To Which Is Added a Chapter on the Indians of the Plains and Mountains of the West
Last spring I left St. Louis under orders of Major-General Pope, then commanding the Department of the Missouri, to accompany troops from that City to Camp Douglas, which overlooks the City of the Saints in the valley of the Great Salt Lake.
I started without any intention of writing a line descriptive of my journey, further than might be contained in my private correspondence; nor did I conceive the idea of preparing anything for publication until several weeks after the completion of my journey, when, in a letter from my friend, to whom I have inscribed this book, I was requested to furnish an account of my journey, and of the Mormons, for publication in the New Orleans Advocate, of which he is the editor.