FROM NEW MEXICO.—The St. Louis Reveille has the following:
SANTA FE, November 29, 1846.
About 400 of the Mormon troops left this place for California, under command of Col. Cook, on Sunday, the 18th inst. The residue, amounting to about 100 men and 23 women, were sent back to Fort Puebla, on the Arkansas, by order of Col. Doniphan, as the inclemency of the season rendered it impracticable for them all to complete their march to the Pacific this Winter. The Mormon battalion is composed of five companies, and numbers 500 men, 25 women for laundress, and some boys and girls. They are all well drilled troops, and were apparently in good condition when they arrived here, and also when they commenced their march for California. The 1st regiment will march against the Navahoes forthwith. The 1st battalion is already on the march.—Captain Morin's company from Platte is ordered to pro-ceed against the Apache Indians on the head waters of the Rio Mora. They are said to have killed one or two men and driven off some stock. The Indians are much more troublesome here than the New Mexicans. They sally forth from the gorges of the mountains, and com-mit murder, and carry on predatory warfare upon the plains, and so soon as an armed force is sent against them, they fly back to their inaccessible retreats and lurking places.
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