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C0MMUNICATXOKS. Mink wtom; -Fro the. deposition of ftorftca rridnt I. Fort Cedar, aal taken by ; ,ti. ffe. 2. Snow, Probata Jude Cedar "V Connty, 11 PPw " l Tftati between the hoar of, 11 p.m., of ' . AM5. 1 r ,be 16$ A "5t-' "5t-' aona W or 60 armed man from Camp Ffovd set fire to a day ack at Fort Cedar, and daring ten ?f-Lta'e minutes rapidly fired bullet Into said Fort, greauyendangerlnjfthe Uvea of the men, women and children therein - , , S. That, Immediately . the firing ceased, ' tirea of the reatdenta of Tort Cedar went to ' Carar Floyd, tome five miles dlatant, and received receiv-ed tfia promlw of Cot: Smith that he would at 4 once tend a guard for thtlr protection! but m i..!Biia4oaethtt)Ieliti . " 3. That on the I0ih of Aaguat four reitdent of Fort Cedar viilted iheCornmahdlnjcfficera in Camp JfloJdt wbeo one, of aaid.four received .tlie Uraihata guard of drapoona would be sent to - " Fort Cetlar tha( eulfi, and that If: f nrantry, or I, footmen 'cams arpahd their Fort that uUhttbry ' fired not expect any good from them; and about 1 1 ' p, m:, of the ISih, ft guard came, bat they were Infantry In-fantry or fdcJtaenand Hdrdragoonarand theme-'-reit accident prevented their being fiied upon, In aecotdaftca nith what waa deemed a correct cor-rect understanding. " 4. Tbiit tome of the eforeiald guard told tomaot the ioliabllanti Of Fort Cedar that unlet un-let Howard Spencer (Who la euppotei), by aomo, tohaveihot ono Pike) wrj given up, the eoldhr would deatroy the' place, oaa of raid guard threatening to join them lii to doing. 5; Ttiat but few, If any, tn Fort Cedar had o much aa heard, of Howard Spencer, vntil aftei the publication , of the breaklrg of Spencet'i kull by the aforesaid Eikr; and that Spencei woe not known. , In art Cedar, waa not there, and, so far aa affiauU knew, had never-beer there. ' i .' I. ...fl. at, after consultation upon Ibe threat of dettrncllon, aa made bv the xfuresald giiard, the heads, of fumili'es lu Fort Cedar removed their women and small children to places of safety on the'eventng of the l7tb, " 7. That the three persona who visited Camp Floyd, as 7foresid, found. Geu jolinaton, and soma other officer up; .and.' lufortned them of whsl gqme soldiers lyid done, but some of sd officers declared that It iiiuit have "been esmblers wh,oiorjirxdtttd the oatrage,' to which Cot.Crba-man Cot.Crba-man aMehted.'.atating they must have beeb'gatn-bfera beeb'gatn-bfera dressed in soldiers' Clothes and havliiK iheir iifiea. , '. .. ;.v & That- lhe;aforesaId company of some,50 bt COsoldiera met; man.' on the night of Aiig 15, on Iheir way to Fort Cedr;and asked him wlie-ther wlie-ther li was a Mormon r aiGiitite, and, tip'on hi replying "a Oentlle,,,1lhey ei joined secrecy sind let him pass. ) " 7 ' ' 9.That the aforesaid company of Soma 50 or 60 .soldier were presumed , to be of. company I. JOth Infantry, whose quarters are very near the headquarter! of Camp F!oy(l,I, v ,'' ! 10,. That the' track's of thV aforesaid company bfiaome 50 or CO soldiefa plainly showed that they came' out from, and; returned Into", Canip Flovd near the headquarlefe of said camp, ,: 11, Tiat on the lCtli of August Col- Croa-man. Croa-man. after referring to the shooting of Pike and McNeil, the Indian affkjr at Gote Cietk Moun-tsjija Moun-tsjija and Ihe one In Box Elder Kanyon, remarked, remark-ed, "I cannot guarantee-safety 10 you nor to aiiy one Fort; Cjdar. Tliero. are ao many outrage out-rage .committed by this 'cpnimunily- that wi Cannot control the sol Iters,', 13, That 'LteuU. Dudley,, ono cf lb? ofTie'er! With the 'aforesaid -.Infantry' guard of. ,Aug. 1G laid, 4' Unless the Mormons will give up Spencer you are nol'sife." 'v , ' ,; ." ', . ,-13? TJiat on the. nth'-of. Angusi, iSer... Jolinaton; Jolin-aton; after .alluding': ttf' outrages which hai-sah the Morinona had Committed; asked, "Who tin devil can control the soldier, when such out-roees out-roees are committed?". " 114.. That Cot. Crnsroari wished for the valuation valua-tion fit the properly Injured and destroyed on tlx 15th of Angust,''aaylng that the rffitferswoult contribute and pay the ilcasage.'aa the reputa; lion ot the army mute be kept up.!' 15. That,- pursuant to Col. Crbsman's request a bltt of .the property killed, lUmsged, and d troyed at Foit Cedar on the r ljht of August 15 was mada out, and, on the 3d of September ptescntfd lo said Croeman and oilier ufficers a Camp Floyd for payment, and that .said Croa man, Without examining aald bill, remarket "Thay "had'' been "iufortted ' the demogeV'w'er much greater' thatf they : 't first expected, the fore tby had concluded not to pay It." ;-Thefocgolnf-ug)csta many queries, Which. Ihe folio wing area few:. ' After, GenrJbhnaton'j-'assurance Ho'tho pr pie of UtahiVaiinel4,'lM8,,.'VMha;no perac wAa(e?.j" wiij, Je In any wise inierfprcd. with; molestud li his person or rights, or in the peae i fuluratiltof Jilt avocatlbVj" upon what prii clple ofAhonor, or conatruciion of-phsdge'sVwe! Gen. Johnston'a roldlers permilted to destroy II property ana' aerlonsly ehdangarthe live i peraor a eaclttalvely occupled "'ln' the :neacef pursuit of thefr;'al1dc"ations?,' "A v.; . -.If the people of Tort Codar fairly, iinderatoi thatdragooua.'.were to compote. rthe guard i the lCih pf August, and that they weraHoco aider infantry a mob and firo upon them' if thi cams, why were infantry ordered on aald ilut unteit lo ihe sargulne hope that a collision wou certainly ensue, an even ao constantly, blfte ly, and 'strenuously aousht for, from Ihe" first n w ui now, by so many ;of the army T fm What Vad Fort' Cedar to do.with,?givlng Im Howard Spencer, even though he should her after be prorerj guilty of any crime, when th did not know him, and, ao'far as could he learw he was not an3 never had been there? 5"$ bettreeiesldents ot Fot Cedsf tIs ed Camp Flojd'dlrectly after the firing a f9und iGesu Johnston; ani. other cflleert on i alert'how, consistent with even the laxest can dlscTpline, do those, officer' explain tlielrapp rent Ignorance of the. rhoyemenf of to farg body f armed men from and Into laid caw right by thaheadquartert, and. thai too wjth'c theirs knowing to much, it whether they w soldiers or gambler? -wa " - Why did, aald, 50 or W soldier aslc them they met wbaiher ha wag a Mormon or a Ga Ui, nnleH'they wre detirmiried to continual 9ppret aomo, ana iry rouraer- nnirnea clliien Solely on the ground of their religion belief, notwithstanding their .hollow allegation to the- contrary?, "Deed apeak louder t& worda.' Upon what known principle of fatrreswdntn do Geo., Johnston tad Col. Cre.ssaaa aadsMa It klljlag of Pike and McNeil by uoknows per so a the late India masMere near the Goose Cree mountain, and tke late killing of ft friendly Ii dim bey by oiia of Lieut. Gsy'a command i Box Elder kanyon, upon the jMnipIaof Utah, an plead those acts at an excuse' for an outrsgToi assault Bpon'tho Innocent by iheir toldlery, and reason why they "oaand ooalrol" those undi thtlr command! Better throiv off all mssk, am Indian fahlon,;glat pent-up venom upon tl first and; all thej' meet, utterly regardless their guilt or Innocence. Will Lieut. Dudley explain why Fort Cede or any place else, should he required la tairci der a person unknown, guilty or fnn'ocenlt' How came Col. Crosman to proffer paymeu by himself and "the; effisers," of the damage don "astho RinrtATioH of the army must .be ke up," and then, because, said damage, at "the . had been Informed,' .somawhat .exceeded tJ amount previously imagined, conclude not to p any portlon of If, (hereby suffering the sire? TioaTttf tho-'igalisut little army" to entirely ( by the board, for a iifference of a few dollarat ."' . ; -J ! '( y.