Continued from 7 Jan 1852. A report of Chief Justice Lemuel G. Bandebergh, Judge Perry A. Brocchus, and Secretary B.D. Harris, of Utah, concludes that Governor Young had disrupted the balance of power in Utah by influencing the judicial and legislative branches with his position as President of the Mormon Church. He is also accused of embezzling twenty thousand dollars and of threatening bodily harm to the Secretary of Utah. Polygamy is openly avowed and practiced in the territory. Many Gentiles “have been sentenced, for trivial offences, to two, five, or ten years of labor upon the public highways, with ball and chain to their legs, with no shelter at night but caverns dug in the earth by their own hands.”
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