From the National Intelligencer.
THE MORMONS IN MISSOURI.
Current information from Missouri confirms the ap-prehensions entertained of the breaking out of a furi-ous Civil War between the Mormons and the residents of Jackson county, in the State of Missouri. The Fayette Monitor, of the 21st, says " By our next num-ber we anticipate something (on the Mormon contro-versy) in an authentic form. The people may look for the worst."
The Missouri Enquirer (printed at Liberty) of the 18th June, says, that, on the Monday preceding, a Committee on the part of the citizens of Jackson coun-ty, and one in behalf of the Mormon People, met at Liberty, to take into consideration the subject of com-promising the difficulties which occurred in Jackson county last autumn. No compromise was effected, however, notwithstanding the exertions of the People of Clay county, (in which Liberty is situated,) a com-mittee of whom were appointed to act as mediators. On the contrary, the excitement among the People was such, that the conference was, in consequence of it, obliged to be adjourned. The proposition made by the People of Jackson county to the Mormons, who were driven out of the county last Autumn, and are about to re-enter it with additional numbers, in arms, is, to buy all the lands and improvements of the Mor-mons, at a valuation by disinterested arbitrators, to which valuation one hundred per cent, shall be added, to be paid within thirty days thereafter ; the Mormons thereupon to leave the county, and not hereafter to attempt to enter it, individually or collectively. Or, the citizens of Jackson county to sell their lands to the Mormons on reciprocal terms. To neither of these propositions were the Committee of the Mormons au-thorized to assent, nor does there appear any proba- bility that either of them will be assented to. The Enquirer, after narrating these facts, gives utterance to the following melancholy foreboding : "It is a la-mentable fact, that this mutter is about to involve the whole upper country in civil war and bloodshed. We cannot (if a compromise is not agreed to before Saturday next) tell how long it will be before we shall have the painful task of recording, the awful re-alities of an exterminating war." The citizens of Jackson, it appears, though inferior in numbers to the Mormons, are resolved to dispute every inch of ground; and the Chairman oftheir Committee declared, at the meeting in the Court House of Clay county, appeal-ing to Heaven for the truth of his assertion, that" they would dispute every inch of ground, burn every blade of grass, and suffer their bones to bleach on their hills, rather than the Mormons should return to Jackson county."
The following account of a fatal accident, which occurred on the evening after this conference, evident-ly refers the disaster to the enmity existing between these exasperated parties:
From the Missouri Enquirer of June 18.
INDEPENDENCE, Mo., June 17th, 1834.
Messrs. Kelly & Davis : Having understood that you have received intelligence of the sinking of the Ferry Boat at Everett's Ferry, on the Missouri, last evening, together with a statement of the sufferings of those who happened to be on board, we, a part of those who escaped, have thought proper, for the cor-rect information of yourselves and others, to give a statement of the facts as they actually occurred.
Eight of the citizens of this county, a majority of whom was a part of the committee that waited on the Mormons, in your town, on yesterday, embarked on board of the boat at about nine o'clock, it being per-fectly clear, and the moon shining as bright as we ever saw it." Upon our embarking, the boat appeared to be in as good order as we ever saw it—the false floor was tight and good. After our having left the shore some two hundred yards, in an instant, as it were, the boat was filled with water. We are confident the boat struck nothing. Our impressions at that time , were, and still are, that something had been done to the boat to sink her, as it was known that the com-mittee from this county would cross at that point last night.
The names of the persons lost are—James Camp-bell, William Everett, David Linch, Jefferson Cary, and a Mr. Bradbury—the two last were the ferrymen.
Those escaping—Smallwood Noland, Richard Fris-toe, Smallwood V. Noland, Samuel C. Owens, Thomas Harrington, and a Mr. Frost—the last being the third ferryman. Those who escaped, we assure you, suf-fered much.
Respectfully, your obedient servants,
SAMUEL C. OWENS,
S. V. NOLAND,
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