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and the deputy excusing his attendance on the ground of sickness? the docket was transferred bodily to Los Angelos county.

The impression of some of the parties, was, that the Mormons did not wish to have their territory used for the settlement of the disputes of the ungodly: inasmuch as the example they set was not wholesome to a community whose lives are devoted to the building up of the Lord's kingdom on this earth.

There are many intelligent men and women among the Mormons; and if we are to believe them, they are the most happy community in the world. No thieves, no jails, no rowdies, and no grog shops. They serve the Lord in all their daily labors. The interests of the church is part and parcel of every contract. They hold on with great tenacity to the tenets of their faith, and to the revelations of the prophet Joseph, and have ever been ready to suffer for their faith's sake.

We put them down as polytheists, believing however in a great First Cause. They regard Adam as the god or governing spirit of this planet. Their belief in a state of future rewards and punishments, as explained to us, is this: That by a strict adherence to, and faithful performance of, all the requirements as revealed to them by the properly delegated authority, (what they term "obeying council,") they will reach a "state of exaltation" in a future world: in other words, will be made "kings and rulers over principalities and powers;" their wives and children being sealed or married to them in this world, as also their children's children unto the latest generation, thus enabling them to stand with dignity among the just made perfect, as head and ruler of a great generation. This is their chief "exaltation." The neglect of duty and the practice of the cardinal virtues in this world, is punished by witnessing the elevation of old associates, while they are compelled to move in a subordinate and subservient capacity. They believe that after death they are re-united to their wives and families, and occupy the same positions and engage in the same pursuits on this sphere, that they did while in the flesh.

They found their practice of polygamy upon the necessity of increasing their families, and this doctrine is strenuously advocated by intelligent ladies. But we will give these ladies the benefit of this remark—however sincere they may have been in their advoca

could we have mingled with the masses, and listened to their tales, we might have heard things not so favorable. Polygamy may be good for population; but we do not believe it increases human affection, nor does it develope the "sweet little courtesies" which render social life agreeable. Mormonism may be good; but we believe in something better.

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COMMERCIAL STATISTICS.

COMMERCE OF THE UNITED STATES.

General Statement of the value of goods, wares and merchandize, of the growth, produce and manufacture of the United States exported, commencing July 1, 1852, and ending June 30, 1853.

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Summary statement of the value of goods, &c., Exported, &c.

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Combs and buttoes- •••

Brushes of all kinds

Billiard tables and apparatus

Umbrellas, parasols and sun-shades

Mqrocco&other leather not sold by the pound

Fire-engines and apparatus

Printing presses and type

Musical instruments •••• ---.

Books and maps •

Paper and stationery.. •

Paints and varnish

Glass..

Tin

Pewter and lead.

Marble and stone.

Gold and silver and gold leaf

Gold and sil/er coin. ■ ..

Artificial flowers and jewelry

Trunks.

Brick and lime •

Coal..

Ice..

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