THE MORMONS AT THE WEST.—The following concerning the increase and condition of the Mormons at the West is from a private letter to a gentleman in this City, dated "KEOKUK, Iowa Ter. Aug. 27, 1843. “The Mormons have had a great accession to their numbers this Spring and Summer, mostly English. The City of Nauvoo has become the receptacle of many thousands of poor, deluded fanatics, who are deceived, robbed and oppressed by their corrupt and designing leaders, in a manner that is truly revolting to the Christian, Patriot and Philanthropist. I regard that People as combining the elements of an explosion that will, sooner or later, reduce them, as a sect or society, to a state of chaos and anarchy. There seems to be already the premonitory symptoms of a convulsion among them. Many are the spirits that hesitate not to manifest their disaffection and disloyalty to their prophet and leader."
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