Doings among the Mormons. The complaints among the people residing in the neighborhood of Nauvoo are becoming every day more and more vehement. The whole country is in a state of constantly increasing excitement, which nothing but the immediate removal of the Mormons will serve to allay. A meeting was held in Schuy-ler Co. at Rushville on the 27th ult. to take into consideration the Hancock disturbances, at which resolutions were passed severely reprobating the conduct of some of the Anti-Mormons as regards barn-burning, &c. but nevertheless stating their conviction that those acts had their origin in a feeling of desperation in those persons, "based upon the assurance that their houses, their lands and their property must be abandoned, and their families give place to intruders and outlaws." In another reso-lution it was proposed to raise 500 men to cooperate with forces from other Counties. In it they say, they "deem Mormonism an evil which should now be removed, peaceably if it can—forcibly if it must!" It is feared that an open encounter must shortly en-sue. The Nassau Signal says:
"One day last week, six Saints were detected in the act of hauling away corn belonging to Mr. B. Clark of Carthage. The corn had been transferred to Mr. C. by a Mormon named Stears, to secure a debt due from the latter to the former. Notwithstanding this transfer, Stears sent seven teams to take away the corn.
The teamsters, who were all Mormons, were all ar-rested and brought back to Carthage ; when, on exami-nation, it was found that one of them had on a pair of drawers, a cap and pair of boots, which were the prop-erty of Mr. Connelly, and had been stolen from him some months since. The fellow who had them on was held to bail to answer to the charge of larceny. Another of the trespassers was recognized for stealing lumber."
The following article, which we take from the same paper, echoes the popular opinion:
"WILL THEY GO?—The Lee County (Iowa) Demo-crat says it is fully convinced that the proposition made by the Mormons to leave, is all a ruse—that they have as yet furnished no evidence of their design to go, except by words. They are still, it says, at work on the Tem-ple, and are making no efforts to dispose of their pro-perty."
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