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The Mormons.

--The Northern papers are p cil cting that their Government will soon have some trouble with the Mormons. Brigham Young was recently inaugurated Governor of Utah, and made a characteristic speech, from which we extract a few sentences. It will be seen that Brigham expects to have a large family. The old chap talks in this way:

We are not going to be satisfied with a mere preemption right on the soil in this territory. Should the Government grant to every head of a family six hundred and forty acres of land, and to each w e and child their portion, as was done in Oregon Territory, that would give to me and my sons and daughters quite a scope of country. But shall we be fled with that? No; I am going to have a larger preemption than the Territory of Utah. In a few years this territory will not contain my own posterity. in twenty years from now this spacious hall will not hold my children and in twenty years more they will more than fill this territory. I cannot put up with this small possession. It might do very well for man of small families, say two or three wives and twenty-five or thirty little once, but for me and mine it is not enough.

We hope Father Brigham will give the Yankees as much trouble as possible. They are no better than the Mormons, though they conceal their rascality a little more.

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