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reatment. When the snow-storms broke upon him in the valleys of the Wahsatch, he made common cause with the army contractors against the elements, and, in serving the Government and providing for his army, he was able to place the army contractors and merchants with trains for Utah under heavy obligations. One of the wealthiest and most powerful of these merchant princes of the desert sent General Johnston a New-Year's gift that gave rise to the following correspondence: camp Scott, January 1, 1858. dear sir: Accept the articles sent you on the inclosed memorandum as a New-Year's gift from your humble servant. General Johnston sent a polite note of thanks, but on opening the package next day discovered the character of the present, and at once returned it with the following note: camp Scott, January 2, 1858. To —, Esq. dear sir: In my note to you yesterday evening, accepting your New-Year's gift, I thought it was some trifle in value, offered in a spirit of kindness, which