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rUDLISHEU EVERY THURSDAY AT
BLLLEVIC fITV, N. T.
S. A. STRICKLAND & CO.
Tfrms of Subscription.
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or $2 50 if not paid within tlio year.
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entitlo the person making it up to a copy for
six months; a club of fifteen, at $20, to a copy
for one year. When a club of subscribers
lias been forwarded, additions may be made
to it, on the same terms.
Bowen & Strickland,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Ileal Estate,
City Lots and Claims bought and sold.
Purchasers will do well to call at our olfice
and examine our list of Cifv Lots, fcc, before
purchasing elsewhere. Office in Cook's new
building, corner of Fifth and Main streets.
L. L. Boweni
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT
LAW, Bellcvuc, N. T. 1-tf
S. A. Strickland,
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT
LAW, Bellevue, N. T. 1-tf
C. T. Ilolloway,
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT
LAW, Bellevue, N. T. J-tf
W. II. Cook,
GENERAL LNI) AND H EAL ESTATE
A ft K NT, ne1l.vnCity, Nl)rask.i. 1-tf
B. P. Rankin,"
ATTORNEY AND COUNSNLLOR AT
LAW, La Phtte, N. T. 1-tf
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT
LAW, Omaha, N. T. 1-tf
ATTORNEY AT LAW and General Land
AGENT, Omaha city, N. T. Office in
Henry &. Root's new Brick Block, Farnliam
hi reel. no lii-im.
NOTARY PUBLIC AND REAL ESTATE
AGENT, Fontenellc, N. T. 1-tr
James S. Izard & Co.
LAND AGENTS, Omaha, Douglas County,
Nebraska Tejritory. i 1-tf
Dra. Malcomb & Peck,
OMAHA CITY. Office on Harney street,
opposite the Post Olfice. Particular at
tention given to Surgery. f
P. E. Shannon,
EAL ESTATE. AGENCY, CVno Gordo
Post Office, St. Marv, Mills Co., Iowa, g
P. E. Shannon,
COMMISSION & FORWARDING MER
CHANT, St. Mary's Landing Mills Co.,
Peter A. Sarpy,
FORWARDING & COMMISSION MER
" CHANT, Bellevue, N. T., Wholesale
Dealer in Indian Goods, Horses, Mules, and
D. J. Sullivan, M. D.,
PHYSICIAN and SURGEON." Office
Head of Broadway, Council Bluffs, Iowa.
nov. 13 1-tf.
D. H. Solomon,
ATTORNEY and COUNSELLOR AT
LAW, Glenwood, Mills Co., Iowa, prac
tices in all the Courts of western Iowa and
Nebraska, aud the Supreme Court of Iowa.
Land Agency not in the Programme, no 4-tf
Johnson, Casady & Test,
GENERAL LAND AGENTS, ATTOR
NEYS AND COUNSELLORS AT LAW,
Council Bluffs, Iowa, will promptly attend to
Land Agencies, Coltectiong, Investing Money,
Locating and Selling Land Warrants, and all
ojhsr business pertaining to their profession,
in Western Iowa and Nebraska. 1-tf
. C. A. Honry & Co.,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DRUG
GISTS, At the Nebraska Drco Store,
Omaha city, Nebraska, have on hand and are
constantly receiving a large and complete
assortment of Drugs, Chemicals, Patent Medi
cines, Dye Stud's, Liquors, Segars, Preserved
Fruits, Confectionaries, .c.,&.c. Thysicians
orders filled on a small advance on cost. 1-tf
t, B. CUMINO.
JOHN C. TURK,
Cuming & Turk,
Attorneys at Law and Real Estate Jlgents.
OMAHA CITY, N. T.,
WILL attend faithfully and promptly to
all bu.ain.eni entrusted to them, in the
Territorial or Iowa courts, to the purchase of
lots and lands, entries and pre-emptions, col
Office in the second story of Henry &. Roots
fiewr building, nearly opposite the Western
Exchange Bank, Faruhaiu street.
Papers in the Territory, Council Bluffs Bu
f)e and Keokuk Times, please copy and
charge Nebraakian office.
JOHN H. SHERMAN,
Snyder & Sherman,
A TTORNEYS aud COUNSELLORS AT
LAW, aud NOTARIES PUBLIC, Coun
cil Blulft, Iowa, will practice their protection
in all the Courts of Iowa and Nebraska.
All collections entrusted to their care, at
tended to promptly.
EspecUI attention eiven to buying and sell
lug real estate, and making pre-emptions in
Deeds, Mor'.ages, and other instruments of
writing drawn with dispatch; acknowledg
ments taken, fce., fcr.
CV Office west side of Madison street,
just above Broadway.
bv 13 t-tf.
m sixf.ss CAIIDH.
Thos. Macon. Alex. Macon. II. O. Jones.
Macon, Brother & Co.
PAW AND LAND AGENTS, Omaha City
A Nebraska Territory. no IMf.
mOPOGRAPHIC AND CIVIL ENOI--L
NEER, Executes Drawing and Painting
of every style and description. Also, all
business in his line. Office on Gregory street,
St. Mary, Mills county, Iowa. 1-tf
Greene, Weare St Benton,
BANKERS AND LAW AGENTS, Council
Hind's, Potowatt.nnie county, Iowa.
Greene k Weare, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Greene, Weare & Rice, Fort Des Moines, la.
Collections made; Taxes paid; and Lands
purchased and sold, in any part of Iowa. 1-lf
mOPOCRAPHIC ENGINEER, Executes
L Topographic, Fancy and Plain Drawing
of every ptyle and description. Fanry, Orna
mental and Plain Painting executed to order.
Office at the Bellovue House, Hollevue, N. T.
References: P.A. Sarpy, St. Mary, Iowa:
Judge Gilmore, Bellevue. 1-tf
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, Respect
fully informs the citizens of Nebraska,
that having permanently located in Omaha
city, and having had several years experience
in the treatment of Diseases incident to the
West, now oilers his professional services to
those who may favor him with their patronage.
Office in C. 'A. Henry Jc Co's. Drug and Va
riety Store, Omaha city, N. T. 1-tf
G. P. Theobaldlsrcar
COMMISSION & FORWARDING
No. 20 Pine Stkeet, up Stairs,
ST. LOUIS, MO.
frT" Parlirular attention paid to filling of
orders ami to S;ile of Produce. no lii-ly.
Charles E. Watson,
C1IVIL ENGINEER AND SURVEYOR,
Bellevue City, Nebraska Territory, pro
fesses to be " posted" in the lay of the land in
this vicinity, ami oilers his services to such ns
may need (hem, on reasonable terms.
tV 'le w'" ;,',in ac' n" Agent, for the pur
chase or sab" of Real Estate, in the Territory,
or Western Iowa. -Jafuri'ij'n furnished upon
application. Declarations died and pre-emptions
FO TEX ELLG K A K 0 Fl E J Xf: H E.
IS prepared to transact the general business
of Banking, will receive deposits, Discount
short paper, buy Bills of Exchange, on all
parts of the Con.ntrv, and sell on St. Louis,
Chicago and New York) make collections in
the vicinity' and remit for the same at Current
rates of Exchange.
Tj" Interest allowed on special Deposits.
JOHN WEARE, President.
Tiio. H. Benton, V. Pres.
John J. Tows, Cnshier. 1-tf
Banking Horns From I to 12, A. M., arid
1 to 3, P. M.
ANDREW J. I'OPIT.ETON. WILLIAM N. DYERS.
Topplcton & Byers,
A TTORNEYS AT LAW, AND
Nebraska. Land Warrants liouglit and sold.
Land Entered on Time. Special attention
given to the selection and entry of Lands for
settlers, anil all oilier desiring choice loca
tions. Laud Claims, Town lots and all kinds
of Real Estate, bought and sold and invest
ments made for Distant Dealers.
(rV A Competent Surveyor and Draughts
man always in readiness to survey lands, find
and select Lands and Town lots, and draft
City Plats 1-tf
Tootle & Greene,
WHOLESALE & RETAIL DEALERS,
Glenwood, Iowa. We beg leave to
call the attention of the Good People of Mills,
l'ottawattamie, IMoiiteromerv and Lass coun
ties, Iowa ; also, Douglas and Cass counties,
Nebraska, to our large and late supply or every
kind of MERCHANDISE, usually kept in
Western Iowa. Our stock of Groceries is
large and complete, having been bought and
shipped a little lower than our neighbors.
Our stock of Hardware, Quecilsware, Wood
enwate, Boots aud Shoes, Hats aud Caps and
Ready-Made Clothing, li.iveall been purchased
in the Eastern cilim, at the lowest cash prices.
Give us a call before you purchase, and if
we do not sell you cheap goods, we will -make
our neighbors do so.
fcjt?" Remember the cheapest house intowr.
TOOTLE & GREENE.
Glenwood. Towa, Oct. 2:1. lCti. 1-tf
: STONE MASON AND
TITHE Undersigned having commenced the
JL above business in Bellevue, is prepared
to do all work in his line, at the shortest no
tice, in the best manner, and on the most rea
sonable terms. WM. WILEY.
V" Four or five good Plasterers, will find
constant employment, and good wages, on ap
plication to the above.
Bellevue, Oct. 30, 18M. 2-tf
fTIHE Proprietor of the above
JL loon, takes great pleasure
announcing to the public, that 1
now prepared to serve at all hours, and in the
W A HM OR COLD M E A LS,
OYSTERS, COOKED IN EVERY STYLE.
SARDINES. PIGS FEET,
BOILED EGGS AND GAME IN SEASON,
Together with every thing that it usually
found In a r 1 Its 1 Cl.Asvs
Having had considerable experience in ca
tering for the putilic taste, lie is sure tbat all
who favor him with a call, will be satisfied.
CH ARLES J0UXSON.
Believe, Oct. 23, 1-lf
ni:i.i.i;vn; Airr.itTir,.i i:xtn.
HOU S E CARPENTER AND
AN. BRIGGS, Takes this method of In-
forming his friends, mid the public
generally, thnthe is prepared to BUILD AND
FIMSlf, in the best manner
Of every description of style anil finish, on the
most reasonable torins. Thankful for past
favors, he solicits a continuance of public
Bellevue, Oct. 30, lSTift. 2-tf
HOUSE CARPENTE R SA N D
WE would respectfully inform the inhabi
tants of Bellevue and vicinity that we are
prepared to ERECT and FINISH
Buildings of nil Description,
On the shortest notice, nnd in the most work
menlike manner. Having been engaged in the
business several years, we feel confident in
stating, that all who favor us with their cus
tom, will be pleased with our work.
C. P. ST0RR3
Bellevue, Oct 23, 1850. 1-tf
BOOt cfc3 SllOO
A WRIGHT, would respectfully
J.., iiuorin toe (ieulleinen or Belle
vue and vicinity, that he is prepared
to manufacture, to order, every, variety of
BOOTS AND SIIOES,
Of the best finish and Latest Fashion. He is
also prepared to make up in the best manner,
Embroidered and Woiked Slippers, which he
will warrant to please all who favor him with
Belief n, O-t, 30, IKnO. C-tf
house c arpIebTtersa n d
rrWIE undersigned takes pleasure in an
JL noiincing to the inhabitants of Bellevue
nnd vicinity, that they are now prepared to
BUILD AND FINISH, in the best manner,
all styles of
Dwelling Houses, Cottages, &c, &c,
On the shortest notice, and in the most ap
proved style of workmanship. They will be
also happy to do v.uy work in their liuo f
business, which, their friends may rtnnd in
need of. MYERS & 1111 LYAliD.
i Bellevue, Oct. 30, lSfxi. 2-tf
VJ lOrVTCSATiF. ''iUlTAlLt
STORE IN BELLEVUE.
I would respectfully invite the citizens of
Bellevue and Douglas Co., to examine my
large and well selected assortment of
DRY GOODS, GROCERIES.
HATS & CAPS, DOORS,
SASH, k.c.f tc,
And in fact every variety usually called for in
the West. I am confident that any one
wishing to purchase goods will be entirely
satisfied, and ! it will bs to their interest to
call and examine my large and well selected
assortment of goods.
L. B. KINNEY.
Bellevue, Oct. 23, 1850. 1-tf
THE Undersigned beg leave to inform
the Inhabitants of Douclas count v. (( II
that they are prepared, to do all work In "
tneir line ot business, In tue best manner, and
on the most liberal terms, at their ahop in
TiT Having had several years experience
at HORSE-SHOEING, in some of the best
shops in Eastern Cities, they will be able to
give entire satisfaction, to all who favor them
with their patronage, in this line.
Bellevue, Oct. 23, ISMt. 1-fim
NEW ARRIVALS AT THE
THE Subscriber respectfully invites the at
tention of purchasers, to his Itrgeand splendid
stock of Goods, consisting of
DKY liOUI), UllillMlltSi,
PATENT MEDICINES, ic
All of which he warrants of the best descrip
tion, and bought expressly for this market.
He has also a well selected siock of
Made after the LATEST FASHIONS, i4 the
BEST MATERIALS, and by EXPERI
ENCED WORKMEN, all of which lie sell
CHEAP FOR CASH.
Bellevue, Oct. 23, 1850. 1-lf
H. T. CLAKE,
FORWARDING akd COMMISSION
GENERAL LAND AND COLLECTING
. 4 r jv i1
Sealer in Fine Lumber, Doors, Saih,
Flour, Heal, Bacon, &c, &c.
V Direct Goods care II. T. Clarke.
RrriBENCKSi Gold & Brother and Edward
Hempstead, Water street, Chicago i;J. W
Haskins, Milwsukie, Wis.; R. M. Norton,
Pres. Racine co. Biiik, Kaeine, Vi. ; C.
Barrett, Kiver street, Cleveland, O. t Fenton
k IWruher, Cineinna'l, O. TiMde t Hkv,
Erie, Pa. ; C. II. Wright Si Co. Hankers, Erie
Pa. C. B. Wi -ight, Banker, Philadelphia, Pa.;
Hailing, Albert -on at Rose, Front tre.'t, N.
Y. ; W. J. Willis, Water street, N. Y. ; H.
Ball, Troy. N. Y. ; Mr. llungei fid. President
Bank of WrstficM, Wesllield, N. Y. ; Hon. S.
Morton, Nebraska City i Gen. P. A. Sari'V,
St. Mai v, Iowa ( J. J. Town, Bellevue, Ne
braska Territory. l-tf
Spring 1ft Coming.
Spring Is coming ! Spring Is coming1:
Don't you hear her in the rills,
Tripping gaily o'er the valley,
Flying o'er the sunny hills 1
Nat lire leaps to meet her coming,
With her teeming, babbling throng t
(Jhiilsome Spring, with joy we greet thee,
With a cheerful voire of song.
SpHiig is coming ! Spring is coming I
She is in the Southern breeze j
M 'rrily the birds arc singing
Matins in the forest trees
Modest inlets are springing
From the gladsome earth the while,
And the butter-cups and daisies
Greet her w ith a lovers smilo.
Spring is coming! Spring Is coming!
Tiny leaflets venture out
Torrents that for months h.ve slumberod,
ll.nl e n seaward with a shout.
Wanton breezes kiss the flowers
Bulterllies are on tlio wing j
Birds have set the day to marry,
And invited guests to sing.
Spring is coining I Spring Is coming I
Joyous beats the pulse of life t
Weary ones, almost desponding,
Start anew to meet the strife.
Nature's bosom throbs with pleasure ;
Spring has si t the captive free j
Earth, with all her teeming millions,
Chants the song of jubilee I
Kk3 We copy the following; excellent
letter from the New York Herald, nnd as
the writer speaks candidly and frankly of
our town (a thing nut common among
many of the Eastern coi respondents), we
give it in lull, nnd ask for it a perusal.
In my former letter I promised to give
you, occasionally, viewa of Nebraska, its
towns, cities, present Condition and future
prospects. This tjwn n pujuieu in the
county of Douglas, four miles north of the
junction of the I'latto and Missouri river.
The rnjipillion creek washes its southern
base and Missouri its eastern. Tho land-
ing on the Missouri is lime stone rock,
and the impetuous waters dash their mad
dened foam acrainbt it in vain. Tho land
ing is a permanent fixed fact, as unalter
able as the laws of nature, and the citi
zens of this goodly city in embryo, may
justly congratulate themselves on having
the most accessible and unalterable land
ing on the MissouriViver. Tho town is
situnted on an elevated plateau of lan
slightly broken by ravines in the norther!)
portion, and stretching away to the south
ward in a plain of unsurpassed beauty;
the ground rises gently, and then swells
into hills of fine proportions to tho west
ward. Take it all in all, it is one of the
most magnificent situations which tlio God
of nature has vouchsafed to this beautiful
Territory. The town now numbers fifty
houses, and its population is about four
hundred. It ranks third in size and in im
portance, but is in reality the first settled
and oldest place in the Territory.
In the year 1S1.3 the Presbyterian
Hoard of Foreign missions founded a miss
ion establishment at this place for the con
version and education of the Omaha Indi
ans. The Rev. Mr. McKinney was the
first missionary in charge of this work,
and it continued under hid churge until
1S0. Since that time it has been under
the charge of the Rev. Mr. Hamilton.
The chief of the Omaha tribe, feeling a
sense of gratitude to the mission for ser
vices rendered, granted to the Board of
Missions 610 acres of land, contiguous to
tho mission house, and tho said grant wai
duly ratified and confirmed to the grantees
by the government. This property, there
fore, has the merit of having the clearest
title cf any property at the present time in
tho Territory. The ceaseless race of im
migration has continued to roll westward;
in due time the Indian title to this vast re
gion was extinguished, ai.d the Indians
temoved far up to the northward oca res
ervation, at the Iilackbird Hillo. The
Kansas and Nebraska bill gave birth and
being to this Territory, and in this very
mission house, from which I ain now wri
ting, uov. Hurt, formerly of hJiith Caro
lina, resided, and issued his fir a procla
million to the people, and established hero
tho temporary capital of the Territory
The Governor arrived here with his health
impaired, and thortly after deceased,
when T. U. Cummiivgs, Eq, tho Sccreta
ry, succeeded him as temporary Governor,
and it was under tho auspices of Gov.
Cumuiiugsthnt the capital was located nt
Onmha. Tho 0 10 ncres of land granted
by tho Indians for agricultural purposes
hns becomo tlio sito of a city, which tho
future will lift into grand proportions, nnd
destined to bo a city of nolo on tho Miss
ouri. Tho Presbyterian Board of Miss
ions havo caught tho infectious ppirit'uf
speculation, and divided tho property into
100 shares, which were originally issued
at iho par value of 500 each, making tho
sum total of 50,000; but theso shares have
continued to increaso in value, nnd nro
now worth $1,000 each. Tho Board still
retain unsold, about 00 shares, nnd from
these fiures they will realizo about 100,
000 dollars for this deed of gift a very
fair exhibit for a' missionary enterprise,
and if all nro conducted with tho same
exemplary prudence nnd financial skill,
tho business of Indian missions will be
considered ono of tho most profitable en
terprises of tho day.
In nccordanco with our squatter laws
and regulations tho adjoining property
was claimed by several individuals and
Iuid ofT in town lots. A spirit of rivalry
nnd a clashing of interests existed between
tho two companies which has retarded
natenally tho growth and prosperity of
this place; this conflict of interest is now
harmonized, the two companies havo parti
ally consolidated, and the town is growing
rapidly. I have thus given you a history
of the origin and growth of Bellevue up
to the present time. I will now consid
er it iii its inoro important relations to the
By referiug to tho map, you will see the
great Platto river starting from its many
springs in the Rocky Mountains, and by
various forks and streams, concentrating
avast volumo of water, and emptying fnto
the Missouri a few miles south. This
river is on the forty-first parallel of lat
itude, is equi-distant from the North and
South extremes of the Union; is in the di
rect line of travel from East to West, and
its mouth is the geographical center of
the United Slates. Its head waters fur
nish the only passes through the Rocky
Mountains, tho water in its flow from
some inexplicable law of nature hugs close
to the blulls on its southern side, leaving
a wide and splendid valley on its northern
shore. If nature in its wise and far-seeing
sagacity had rent the veil of the future
and planned a rout for a Pacific railroad,
he could not have been more lavish in
her gifts. The ground is ready graded,
and it is only necessary for tho art and
hand of man to lay down die superstruc
ture and place the iron horse on the track.
Tho ground between Beilevuo and the
mouth of tho Platte is low, and the oppo
site shore afiords no good reliable ground
for the npproach of a railroad or tho con
struction of a bridge. The ground at Bello
vue being an elevated plateau, firm and
unyielding, the shore directly opposite
high, and beyond the flood of the Missou
ri, and die water compressed into a nar
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IIMV IU.JIUUCI, Willi 1 ivsilh wuiiu cuuit:,
. , . .. ,1" ocaneu iu n:ouy iiobu, taw iu
there is comprised in ali these facts, and miserable .condition, and was conquered,
concentrated here, a mass of advantages, He threw open his trading post, supplied
and I may a.ld necessities, whkh jtoint to J their wants, gave thcui food, negotiated a
this place as tho most Lracticable rout for
the great Pacific Railroad.
Two railroad companies, laying their
rails across iho S;it? cf Io.va, viz: die
Davenport and Mi.;uuii and tho B'trling-
ton and Missouri Railroad, are straining
every nerve, and using every practicable
means to reach he?. The Davenpcrt and
Missouri rood, as planned, debouches from
the bluff on the Iowa side five miles north
and tho Burlington lea miles onth. It is
believed dial both roads are desirous of a
Pacific Railroad grant It is thought that
both may terminate directly opposite our
city, and merging themselves here with
one inm tiu-uK, procure the grant, and
speed their way via Salt Lake to the gold -
eu shore of California. These fact,
these thoughts and reflections have given
,..t , , i . ,
a stimulus to the value of real estate, and
th residents of this beautiful embryo city
look confidently- to the future, and see
with tho eye of faith their streets filled
with a muhifui iotts population and lined
with imgnifii.ent fdurehousos; theso wasto
ground.'! covered with tho palaces of mer
chant princes; tho tread, tho stamp and
tho shriek of tho mighty engines tlint
will centre here, nnd convey and distrib
ute t) all poitiou.1 of our common country
tho products of tho globe.
A company of capitalists, having an eyo
to tho futuie, hnvo purchased, nnd nro
now laying out a city on tho Iowa side. It
is tho identical place- at which 5.0U0 Mor
mons encamped years ago, nnd concentra
ted their forces preparatory to plunging
into unknown regions, and finally cross
ing here, wended their weary way to tho
great Salt I.uko. Tho place is known to
tho world ns Traders' Point, nnd if tho
hopes nnd nspiration of its projectors nro
realized, and tho two roadj make this
their turm'nus, a great nnd powerful city
will cover the ground, and a golden har
vest will reward the enterprise of its foun
ders. There is now residing at St. Mar
y's, a thriving Own four miles south of
Traders' Point, an Indian trader Peter
Sarpy, l'sip well known to tho Mormon
emigration ami to tho travellers of tho
North west. This gentleman has been
familiar with this Western country for tlio
past thirty years, has travelled over it timo
and again, is familiar with hair breadth
escapes and peiiloua enterprises, knows
tho Indian character and its various dia
lects better than an Indian himself. I
had an introduction to this gentleman a few
days ago, and was much interested and
highly amused by his graphic description
of men und things in tho Western world.
P. Sarpy, Esq. was quietly enjoying him
self in his trading post, hero at Bellevue;
ho was tho only white inhabitant of this
vust country solo monnrch of all ho sur
veyed when a letter was presented to
lu'm by an Indian boy. Tho incident of a
letter was surprising, but tho contents of
that silent messenger was still extraordin
ary. It was a letter from Brighnm Young,
advising him of his arrival with a troop of
5,000 Mormons, nnd soliciting his advice
and protection from tho Indians. Hero
was food for reflection. Hero was an in
cident of no common character. For
years solo whito inhabitant of these vast
solitudes, sojo monarch, in fad, of Nebras
ka, tho only man having the power to hold
the Indians in check, and give him a pass
Iort westward; tho only man that could
converse in the Indian dialect and act as
interpreter; the only man that could svpply
their pressing necessities of food and clo
thing. Hero was a subject for thought;
would he, in aiding this wandering troop,
injuro himself? Would it cause tho sceptro
to depart from liim! Mr. Sarpy refheted;
he was in dealt and uncertainty. Anoth
er letter, couched in still more beseeching
terms, was handed him. It portrayed
the abject condition of his troop, the sufT-
i cring and destitution of tho women and
children. It touched the noble heart of
the Indian trader, and stirred his impulses.
He ordered his canoe, crossed over and
had an interview with Briham Young;
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! l"Mly VViUl M lnil"'u Ior mL'm
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Salt Lake, und actually accompanied tho
irtxm two hundred miles on their iournev;
The boeno of parting as described by him.
is one worthy cf the pencil of die artist;
wotiu u and children on their knees before
him; l.'righaiu Young grasping him by the
hand, siirrouudi d by youthful men and
grey haired veterans in tears. This is
6ne of the incidents in die life of General
Peter Sarpy. To the Indian trader vva
tho whul'5 Mormon troop indebted for life,
and tho uoblo impulses and generous acts
cf this wanderer from civilization are
worthy of being handed down to posterity."
General Sarpy is Mill living ; years seecx
to hare bH;nt themselves on mm in aiai
, i,;, .. ,, i;, ih fira and
; vigor f yoiah gleams brightly from his
'eye. Ho has an open hand and house,
' a,lJ 11'"1 rccrwion for the stranger
1 who visits him, and no man u wore geue-
WoveJ anJ crtoeuicJ throughout tho
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