Extract from a letter to this
office, dated "MT. PLEASANT, CARROLL, CO., ARK."
September 14, 1859.
Mitchell has arrived home with the surviving children of the
Mountain Meadow massacre, except two of the oldest who were
detained at Salt Lake City as witnesses.
He will deliver
them to their nearest relatives on tomorrow, at Carrolton—the most
of them belonging in this and Marion county, and I believe the
remainder in Johnson. I was intimately acquainted with the
most of the persons killed in that train, and it almost chills the
blood in my veins to think of the horrible affair, and how those
little fellows have suffered. It does seem to me that our
government at least ought to make ample provision for the
education and raising of those children.
continues fine, health good.