||217 a shorter or longer time, imperatively requiring the establishment of an efficient government, for the speedy protection of life, peace, virtue, and property. In addition to a transient and ungovernable emigration, almost constant Indian depredations have plead like the irresistible maw of death for the institution of some formidable order, and power of government amongst us. A provisional government was accordingly formed, which has met the exigencies of the people, and secured general tranquility, order, and satisfaction. And when the announcement of a Territorial government, under your fostering hand, reached us, it was hailed with shoutings and firing of cannon. But, sir, the officers appointed sufficiently early to have reached here last winter, did not arrive till July last, when measures had been taken by the Governor of Utah, for taking the census, and securing an election of delegate to Congress, and members of the Legislature, without the seal of the Hon. Secretary of the Territory, And now, in the very dawn of the arrival of the government officers, and of our hopes of an efficient Territorial government, we are most seriously embarrassed with their unprovoked departure from the limits of the Territory, taking with them the judiciary, the public seal, and public fund, leaving us in a more crippled condition, if possible, than previous to their arrival, thereby tantalizing a people of more than spartan intrepidity and fortitude, that have long been struggling against the most invincible difficulties. The first demand upon the honorable Secretary, for stationery, desks, and such contingent expenses as might necessarily accrue in the outset of a Legislative Assembly, has been peremptorily refused. Not only so, but all the authorities of the Territory, including the Governor and both Rouses of the Assembly and Marshal, have been set at nought, as exercising their functions illegally and unconstitutionally. (See document marked No. 8.) Thus, sir, when we have looked for the fostering aid of such a functionary as the honorable Secretary, and for a fellow citizen, worthy the honor conferred by our illustrious Chief Magistrate, we have been annoyed with the technics, of legal quackery, and our respectful address for stationery, <fec, has been responded to, not as to legislators of the undivided choice, and sole representation of a sovereign people, who know the right of franchise, and of self government under the constitution, but as to men who ape authority that does not belong tp them. Although we are ipso facto honored with the choice of a soverign and free people to be their representatives in Legislative Assembly, and the refusal ot a captious stranger to accredit us with the fact, does not shake the truth, still a studious violation of etiquette when it is designed to convey burlesque, contempt, and indignity, upon a legislative body, is calculated to aliep ate a people from such functionaries.