THE MORMON DISTURBANCES.- Nauvoo has been declared by proclamation, issued by Joe Smith, as being under martial law.
The citizens of Hancock county, in which Nauvoo is situated, held an immense mass meeting at Carthage, the seat of justice, on the 13th inst.
Dr. Barns, one of the persons who went with the officers to Nauvoo, for the purpose of arresting the rioters engaged in the destruction of the Expositor paper, arrived whilst the meeting was in session, and reported the result of their proceedings, which was, that the persons charged in the writs were duly arrested, but taken from the officers' hands on a writ of habeas corpus from the municipal court, and discharged, and the following words entered upon the records: honorably discharged.
The meeting afterwards determined that all should arm and equip themselves forthwith. Six places of encampment were appointed. The latest information is that the citizens were ordered to assemble at their various places of encampment on Wednesday, the 12th inst. A steamboat brought information to St. Louis that the people, who were rapidly concentrating for that purpose, would move to an attack upon Nauvoo on the 12th. A patrol was kept at Warsaw, and all suspicious persons were arrested.
THE MORMONS—PUBLIC MEETING OF THE CITIZENS OF HANCOCK COUNTY.—Our intelligence from the seat of the disturbances at Nauvoo, is down to Friday night last. We learn by the Die Vernon, that great excitement existed in all the counties, on both sides of the river, and that a resort to arms was inevitable. The Die Vernon on her last trip, took about sixty stand of arms from Quincy to Warsaw, and efforts were making to get arms from other quarters. A week or two will determine the result of this movement. Some three hundred of the Mormons, it is understood, had left Nauvoo, but Joe Smith had put a stop to this migrating disposition by anathemizing all persons who had expressed any intention of quitting the city.
FRIDAY, 8 o'clock, P. M.—We are informed by gentlemen direct from Carthage that the citizens are ordered to assemble at their various places of rendezvous, on Wednesday next.
A gentleman from Nauvoo, who arrived in Carthage today, reports that about 200 persons, including nearly all Joe’s enemies in Nauvoo, have left the city, with their moveables—being in fear of their lives.
Preparations are making throughout the county, for the coming contest.
The Hibernian brings information, that the people, who are rapidly concentrating for that purpose, would move to an attack upon Nauvoo on Wednesday next.—A patrol was kept at Warsaw, and all suspicious persons arrested.—St. Louis Republican, 17th inst.
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