From the Baltimore Sun of this morning. THE MORMONS.
Below we give extracts from the St. Louis Evening Gazette of the 1st inst. from which it will be seen that the worst apprehensions in relation to the quarrel between the citizens of Missouri and the Mormons have been realized. Blood has been shed, and great, we fear, will be the reckoning which those deluded famatics will have to settle. The opinion is expressed by the St. Louis Bulle-tin, that flight alone can save them from total an-nihilation.
VIOLENCE, BURNING, BLOODSHED, &c.—From the Missourian and Republican, as well as our own private advices, we are satisfied that the very worst anticipations in regard to the Mormon diffi-culties have been realized. A letter to the Go-vernor, from an officer in Daviess county, makes the following statements:
"On the 15th inst. the Mormons were collecting in the Far West, for the purpose of driving what they termed the mob from Daviess. They have plundered, robbed, and burned every house in Gal-latin, (our county seat) among the rest our post office. They have driven almost every individual in the county, who are now flying before them with their families; many of which have been forced out without their ordinary clothing; their wives and little children wading in many instances through the snow, even without their shoes. When the miserable families are thus forced from their homes, they plunder and burn their houses. This they are making universal throughout the county. They have burned for me two houses. Our county trea-surer's office has also been burnt.
"The amount of property, of various kinds, stolen or destroyed at this time, is not less than $20,000, and the work is still going on."
The following is from the Missourian, printed at Fayette, under date of the 27th ult:
LATER AND MORE DREADFUL NEWS.—The simul-taneous tolling of the bells aroused us from our pil-lows last night, to hear the rehearsal of the most barbarous atrocities. The following letters, which were read before the meeting which speedily assem-bled in the court-house, embody the principal facts, as succinctly, perhaps, as any language which we could substitute; and we here submit them, with-out further comment than that the authors are gen-tlemen of the first respectability. The meeting last night adjourned to meet again at 9 this morning, for the purpose of organizing and marching this evening or to-morrow.
SNOWDENS'S Oct. 25, 1838.
COLONEL JONES, SIR: News has reached us here that the Mormons have attacked and cut to pieces Captain Bogard's company of fifty men, except three or four who have escaped. They say the Mormon force is 300 or 400. Richmond is threat-ened to-night. If you can spare, I wish you to detail two or three companies of troops, and repair to Richmond with all speed.
Yours, in haste,
GEO. WOODWARD, Aid to General Parks.
CARROLTON, October 25, 1838.
GENTLEMEN: News of an appalling nature has just reached us. Captain Bogard, who was order-ed with his company to guard the frontier of Ray county, was attacked and cut to pieces by immense numbers. They were overpowered by 3 or 400 Mormons, while they were guarding their own frontier. But five minutes ago, three reports of a cannon were heard in the direction of Richmond. Firing has been heard in various directions, and there is no doubt but that these infatuated villains have attacked Richmond.
The news of their burning and pillage has already reached you. They have indubitably captured the cannon, and taken many prisoners—probably killed many. Daviess county is a scene of desolation. Ray is probably so ere this time; and their next movement will be at this place. It is already threatened.
Be up and doing. Bring all the men you can, and let us check them in their course of destruc-tion and devastation. They are moving on with giant strides to the climax of anarchy, civil war, and desolation. Wolf and Baker will explain all. I have just received orders, by express, from Brig. Gen. Parks, to raise 150 mounted men. Fifty have volunteered, and the remainder I will obtain in a day or two.
Stir the people up in Howard and Chariton. Send all the braves you can with Wolf, and we can meet and check them in their mad career.
Yours, in haste,
WM. CLAUDE JONES. TO CONGRAVE JACKSON and others.
We learn that the Governor has ordered out 3,000 mounted men.
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