THE MORMONS.—The St. Louis Republican of Friday, has the following letter: WARSAW, ILL., Oct. 22, 1844.
The Circuit Court in this county commenced its session at Carthage yesterday. The grand jury is engaged in examining witnesses in relation to the murder of the Smiths. Sharp and Williams made their appearance in court, as per treaty, and have been at large awaiting the action of the grand jury. My opinion is that no indietments will be found a-gainst any one—certainly not against Sharp.
One hundred and fifty or two hundred Mormons are encamped within a few miles of Carthage, but for what purpose is as yet a matter of conjecture.—There is also a company of indians encamped a few miles off, who appear to be there for no purpose known or understood by the citizens.
There is much excitement manifested at Carthage and here in consequence, and I much fear that an outbreak will be the result. In themeantime the business of the court is progressing with its usual quiet.
October 23, 4 P. M.
Two gentlemen, who went out to ascertain the facts in relation to the Mormon encampment have returned to Carthage, and report that they went in-to the encampment and inquired the object, but could get no satisfactory answer. They saw no arms but are fully of the opinion that they have arms con-cealed in their wagons.
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