THE MORMON OUTRAGES.—The accounts from Nauvoo are of the most fearful description—the work of destruction was increasing hourly, and the anti-Mormons seem determined to drive every Mormon from that part of the country. It is said that up to Sunday night sixty houses had been burned down in Adams and Hancock counties.
The Sheriff of Hancock county has issued a pro-clamation, in which he states that "a mob of from one to two hundred men have gathered themselves together in the southwest part of the county, and are at this time destroying the dwellings and other buildings, stacks of grain and other property, of a por-tion of the citizens, in the most inhuman manner, compelling defenceless children and women to leave their sick beds, and exposing them to the rays of the parching sun, there to lay and suffer without the aid or assistance of a friendly hand to minister to their wants, in their suffering condition.
The rioters spare not the widow nor the orphan, and while I am writing this proclamation, the smoke is rising in the clouds, and the flames are devouring four buildings which have just been set on fire by the rioters. Thousands of dollars worth of property has already been consumed, an entire settlement of about sixty or seventy families laid waste, the inhabitants thereof fired upon, narrowly escaping with their lives, and forced to flee before the ravages of the mob."
The Sheriff calls upon the citizens for aid in check-ing these dreadful outrages. It is said a committee of the Mormons had an interview with their oppo-nents under a flag of truce, and offered to sell out at a fair price, but their overture was rejected.
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