"Horrible Massacre of Emigrants!!" The Mountain Meadows Massacre in Public Discourse


From Salt Lake. 

We have advices from Salt Lake to the 15th ult. The Indians in the vicinity of Santa Clara having killed several white persons, Gov. CUMMING had made a requisition upon Gov. JOHNSTON for troops to chastise them. Seventeen white children who were captured by the Indians at the massacre eighteen months ago at Mountain Meadows, when 140 emigrants were murdered, have been recovered from their captors.