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to his superiors, he did to the writer occasionally. Writing August 5, 1858, he says: I shall be obliged to remain here another winter, at least. We cannot avoid our destiny; so I will try to be contented, and hope always. This is the most sterile country I have ever seen or imagined. Again, September 15th, he says: I bear my exile here badly. My philosophy sometimes gives way. I try to be content, and hope for better times. Finally his request to be relieved was granted, and on February 29, 1860, he turned over his command to Colonel Smith. Gladly obeying his orders, he proceeded to San Francisco, and thence by sea to New York. The army of Utah was, for the most part, withdrawn from the Territory, and the Saints were left to their own devices. As soon as the pressure of the troops was removed, the voice of the Prophet resumed its earlier tone of truculent defiance, blackguardism, and blasphemy. The following from an officer at Camp Floyd, August 11, 1860, gives the cha