||In the evening met with Pray[e]r circle large attend- ance. Mogos & other letters read. Some conversation relative to the gentiles in our midst, Landor, John Will- son, Dot. Hurt, Judge Burr, and others. names, were mentioned.47 And Some information concerning thier malpractices elicited. My wife Clara Chase quite Iill.`" Monday 13. Spent the greater part of the day in the office attending to buisness. One or two called for divorces councilled 47All of the persons named were non-Mormon government employees who were encountering problenls in Utah. Charles Mogo, William \V. Wilson, and C. G. Landon were the employees of David A. Burr, the surveyor for Utah.. 1111 fled claiming theil lives were `at stake. Their letters and charges became part of the case building against the Mormons in Washington and formed part of the documentation assembled by President James Buchanan when he was called upon to present evidence that it was necessary to send troops to Utah, Dr. Garland Hurt was Indian agent in charge of the Indian Farm at Spanish Fork under Brigham Young's supcrintcndency. He remained on his post after the others .fled. Finally, he, too, said he feared for his life and left Utah Valley in the wintrr, making his way up Provo and Daniels canyons, over the Uinta Mountains to join Albert Sidney Johnston's camp at Fort Bridger. The documents assembled by President Buchanan appear in Utah Exfledition, H. Ex. Dot. 71. See also Fumiss, Mormon Conj?ict, pp. 45-50 and footnote 41. 48Clara (Clarissa) Chase was the stepdaxlghter of Isaac Chase. Clarissa was the daughter of William Ross and Phoebe Ross Chase. She married Brigham Young in Natlvoo. Thei son, Willard, was a graduate of West Point; another child ~\.a; Clarissa Maria. Clara, or Clarissa, lived on the Chase Farm. She died short11 after this entry. Young Journal, August 185%Decenlber 24, 18.57, for Saturday, October 10, 1857, contains this information. "Clarissa Chase very sick President Young left the office at 11 % of m. to go to Father Chase's "Clarisa Chase died 20 to 5 p.m. Wife of B. Young." The next day's entry reads: "Clarissa Chase wife of B You~lg buried. This day was very rainy."