FROM THE ST. LOUIS REPUBLICAN, OCT. 11.
The following intelligence is quite alarming. The let-ter which we give below was received yesterday by the St. Peter's, which left Glasgow about daylight on Monday morning, the 7th inst. The letter was written about the hour of the boat's leaving. The writer is one of the most respectable citizens of the upper country ; his statements may be relied upon.
In addition to which, we understand that a messen-ger, bearing despatches to his Excellency Governor Boggs, arrived in the city yesterday. What the contents of the despatches were, or what order his Excellency has taken, we have not learned. We believe that this intestine war will not be settled without a fight, and the quicker they have it, the better for the peace and quiet of the country.
"GLASGOW, OCT. 7, 1838.
"GENTLEMEN: As one of a committee of six from the counties of Howard and Chariton, appointed to visit the county of Carroll, where the disturbance exists between the Mormons and the citizens, and to examine into the causes, and to endeavor to effect a reconciliation between the parties, I have thought, proper to communicate to you the facts as they exist. The Mormons reside at a town, six miles above the mouth of Grand river, called De Witt. For the last week, some citizens of Carroll, and others from Saline and Chariton counties, to the number of about two hundred persons, have been assembled within one mile of De Witt, all well armed, and have one piece of artillery, threatening every day to attack the Mormons in De Witt ; in fact, on the 4th there was an attack made, and many guns fired from both sides, but only one man wounded of the mob party, as they are called. We were there on yes- terday, and endeavored to bring about a reconciliation be-tween the parties; the citizens proposed that, if the Mor-mons would leave the country, and not return again, they would pay them back the amount their property cost, with ten per cent, interest thereon, and return them the amount of their expenses in coming in and going out of the county. The Mormons replied that, ever since they have been a people, they have been driven from place to place, and they had determined they should be driven no more, and that they had determined, every one of them, to die on the ground. There are about 100 families of Mormons who are there, and have now encamped with their wagons in town, having just arrived. What number of men they have we could not ascertain, but presume they have considerable assistance from their principal town-Far West-in Cald-well county, about sixty or seventy miles distant; in fact, within the last twenty-four hours, their numbers have in-creased so much that the mob have declined an attack un-til reinforced from other counties. A messenger has just arrived, who left there at daylight this morning, and reports that the guards were fired on by the Mormons about one o'clock last night, and continued until the time he left, but no one had been shot of the mob. Some twenty or thirty from our county have volunteered their assistance. The commanders of the mob are Dr. Austin (Gen.) and Col. Jones. The Mormons are commanded by Hinkle. I do not think I ever saw more resolute and determined men than the Mormons. It was our unanimous opinion that, if some force sufficient to suppress them does not interpose immediately, there will be great slaughter, and many valu-able lives lost-some of our first citizens have engaged in it. Our county is under great excitement in consequence of it, and there is no telling where it will end. " Your obedient servant, " WM. F. DUNNICA."
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