It would seem from the following, that civil and Religious war has commenced in Missouri, be-tween the Mormonites and their neighbors. This account ascribes the first attack to the Mormonites. We have no doubt the fact was the other way.
OFFICE OF THE MISSOURIAN, (Fayette, Mo.)
October 27, 1838.
Later and more dreadful News.—The simul-taneous tolling of the bells aroused us from our pillow, last night, to hear the rehearsal of the most barbarous atrocities. The following letters which were read before the meeting which speedily as- sembled in the Court House, embody the principal facts as succinctly, perhaps, as any language which we could substitute—and we hence submit them without further comment than that the authors are gentlemen of the first respectability. The meeting last night adjourned to meet again at 9 this evening or to-morrow.
SNOWDEN'S, Oct 25, 1838.
Col JONES, Sir:— News has just reached us here that the Mormons have attacked and cut to pices Capt Bogard's company of 50 men, except 3 or 4, who have escaped. They say the Mormon force is 3 or 400. Richmond is threatened 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,
Aid to General Parks.
CARROLTON, Oct 25 1838.
Gentlemen,—News of an appalling nature has just reached us Capt Bogard, who was ordered with his company to guard the frontier of Ray county, was attacked and cut to pieces by im-mense 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 Rich-mond. Firing has been heard in various directions and there is no doubt that these infatuated villains have attacked Richmond
The news of their burning and pillage has alrea-dy reached you. They have indubitably captured the cannon, and taken many prisoners—probably killed many. Davies county is a scene of desola-tion. 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 destruction and devastation. They are moving on with giant strides to the climax of anarchy, civil war, and de-vastation. Wolf and Baker will explain all. I have just received orders by express, from Brig Gen Parks, to raise 150 men. Fifty I have volunteer-ed, and the remainder I will obtain in a day or two.
Stir the people up in Howard and Charlton.—Send all the braves your 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.
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