From the St. Louis Republicon, Aug. 24th.
Nauvoo was on Thursday the scene of some ex-citement, growing out of an anticipated attack from the Anti- Mormons, which was understood to be arranged for this day. This irritability was increased by "extra" bul-letins issued from printing offices of the respective parties in Warsaw and Nauvoo, on Monday and Tuesday, and by the free-circulation of all sorts of rumors. Whatever the reason, the citizens of Nauvoo, making, it seems, common cause with the defenders of the Temple, were anxiously engaged in measures for its protection, and if attacked it is very probable that the assailants will meet a warm reception. It was the intention to occupy the Temple on or before Saturday, with military array, and there reststance was to be made if assailed. The goods of B. CLIFFORD, who seems, although a new comer, to be conspicuous in this feud, and to be particularly ob-noxious to the Anti-Mormons, were to have been re-moved to the Temple on Saturday, as the only place of security for them. Meanwhile, a brother of this Mr. Clifford was posted to Springfield, to ask the protection of the Governor, which, if he stands to his published declaration, he will not give.
The cause of this fermentation is an attempt, on the part of a Mr. John Carlin, of Hancock County, to serve certain writs upon Wm. B. Clifford. J. E. Furness and Wm. Pickett, citizens of Nauvoo. The process was served on Messrs. Clifford and Furness : the latter obeyed the writ, and gave bail for his appearance at court. Clif-ford accompanied Carlin to Warsaw, but was there taken sick and left behind. Pickett, who was served with the writ at the house of Babbitt, in Nauvoo, refused to obey it and made sport of the affair as he and Carlin passed along the street—gathering crowds around him, and telling Carlin to bring on men enough to take him—that Nauvoo could whip any two thousand men which might be brought, &c.
This Mr. Carlin returned to Warsaw, and from thence issued a proclamation, in which he stated his case at length, alleging, also, that he has other warrants against a large number of other persons in Nauvoo, charged with offences recently committed, all of which he is de-termined to execute to the fullest extent of the law. But he declares that this cannot be done by an ordinary posse, nor attempted without the hazard of his life, and therefore he calls upon the people of Hancock county to assist him. He appoints Carthage as the place of meeting, and Monday—this day—for the purpose ; and says that, while the law makes him the legal head of the posse, he will have the assistance of able and efficient military officers of other counties, to control the mili-tary movements necessary.
The posse were expected to furnish their own supplies of provisions and munitions, and as there was a proba-bility of a determined resistance, all were expected to come "well prepared for such an emergency." The proceedings, he intimates, will not be embarrassed by the parleying of Committees, &c. Finally, he says, "all the writs in hand, both warrants of arrest and search-warrants, must be fully executed before the business of the posse will be done." It does not appear from any part of this document what office this man holds, but the Nauvoo Extra alleges that he is a spurious Constable, illegally appointed for this special purpose, by a Justice of the Peace, and defends the conduct of Pickett in re-fusing to obey the writ, by charging that there was an armed gang of one hundred and fifty men stationed on the route to the magistrate's office—which is in a re-mote part of the County—with the intent to murder him ; and the names of the leaders are mentioned. A history of the case is given, and a plentiful shower of abuse poured upon the leaders of the Anti-Mormons and upon Carlin. The Eagle Extra also says, that the people of Nauvoo are ready to obey any process, if protection is guarantied to them, &c.
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