WASHINGTON, July 17. (New York Herald correspondence.) The President received a telegraphic dispatch this morning, dated at Leavenworth yesterday, from Governor Walk-er, stating that a serious insurrection had broken out at Lawrence, and that he had called out the United States troops to sup-press it. The Governor started immediately for Lawrence. The cause of the outbreak is not known, but it is supposed to have origi-nated from opposition to some of the territo-rial laws, probably the tax law. The receipt of this news had caused some little excite-ment in certain quarters.
The Cabinet were in session until a late hour this morning, and I have no doubt this subject was prominetly before them.
ST. LOUIS, July 17. The Democrat has advices from Kansas stating that Gov. Walk-er has issued a proclamation declaring his laws must be enforced, and censuring the cit-izens of Lawrence, and warning them not to organize under the Topeka charter.
Rumor says that 700 troops are summoned to march against Lawrence, and that it is the design of Walker to retain the army in Kan-sas, and to break up the Utah expedition.
ST. PAUL, 13, via Dubuque 17th. The application for a mandamus for the removal of the capitol from St. Paul to St. Peters, was refused by Judge Wilson, who decided that after the Governor and Legislative As-sembly had established the temporary seat of Government at St. Paul, their power was ex-hausted to locate it at another place.
ST. LOUIS, July 18. Gov. Walker's proc-lamation to the people of Lawrence is receiv-ed here. Its issue grew out of the fact that a committee acting in behalf of the citizens of Lawrence had framed for submission to the popular vote a city charter differing essential-ly from that granted by the territorial legis-lature, thereby bidding defiance to the terri-torial government. This action of the com-mittee Gov. Walker pronounced to be trea-sonable, and he has ordered a body of troops to the vicinity of Lawrence, in order to pre-vent further proceedings in the premises, and to enforce the law. The statement that it is Walker's design through this movement to keep in Kansas the troops designed for Utah, as a pretext for the administration to back out of the Utah expedition, is mere supposition.
WASHINGTON, July 18. Dispatches have gone West, directing Gen. Harney to throw the entire Utah expeditionary force upon Kansas, if necessary, to quell the insurrection and preserve order.
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