From the St. Louis Republican Sept. 19.
SURRENDER OF THE MORMONS—THE AN-
TIES IN NAUVOO—QUIET RESTORED.
The steamboat Alvarado arrived this morning from Keokuk. She brings a brief letter written as the boat was starting, yesterday. The anti-Mor-mons are it will be seen, in possession of Nauvoo, without farther violence upon persons or property. We learn, in addition, that the proscribed people were quitting Nauvoo as fast as possible. The steamer Osprey was to take as many as she could carry, up the river, and others will probably come to St. Louis. The people of Iowa are not well dis-posed towards them, and it is not probable that ma-ny will find a resting place in that territory. Correspondence of the Republican.
Friday, Sept. 18, 1846.
The Mormon war is at last ended. On Wednes-day evening the Quiricy committee prevailed on the Mormons to surrender: and yesterday at 3 o-clock, the anties marched into, and took possession of, the city of Nauvoo. The Mormons stipulated to leave forthwith, or as fast as they can possibly get away, except a committee of five, who are to remain to dispose of the property yet belonging to the community. No property has been or is to be destroyed—although a strong disposition existed, with many of the anties, to destroy the temple.—They fear it will be a beacon light to lure the Mor-mons back. By refraining from violent measures the anties have saved themselves from a great deal of reproach.
A gentleman who left Nauvoo yesterday, at two o'clock, said the Mormons were leaving as fast as they could get away. Yesterday was a happy day for the citizens of Hancock county, as peace is now permanently restored to it.
I was not able, before I left, to get a copy of the articles of surrender agreed upon, but have given you the substance of the treaty.
All the most obnoxious Jacks and a large portion of the Mormons had left the city previous to the hour appointed for the troops to enter, so that they marched in at 3 o'clock, through a city whose streets were as desolate, for the most part, as those of Na-ples after an earthquake. Here and there might be seen a family of Mormons who had not yet got their effects together, or who, relying on the clemency of the invader, yet lagged behind; and yonder, at long intervals, were to be seen the domicils of those who, under the garb—real or feigned—of new ; citizenship, were expecting to remain; but of the one thousand houses in Nauvoo, I think it might he a safe estimate to say that one hundred only are now tenanted.
You have doubtless heard much of the powder plots which were laid about the Temple and in va-rious parts of the city, for the purpose of springing I upon the posse when it should enter. How many were laid is yet unknown, but they have been dug up to the number of seven—one of which was a-bout fifteen feet from the front door of the Temple!
On Friday the posse was all disbanded, except-ing one hundred men, who are to remain for a few-days as a guard to the city. The new citizens are also organizing themselves for the same purpose.
From the Republican of the 23d
THE MORMONS—Every boat from Keokuk is crowded with Mormons, who have left Nauvoo in compliance with the stipulations of the late treaty.
Some of them are in a destitute condition, and demand the sympathy of the public. We learn that many persons have embarked on steamboats going up the river, probably with a view of attach-ing themselves to the church at Voree, in Wiscon-sin.
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