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Bartlett & Sullivan] Quincy, lllinois, Sat., Sept. 8, 1838. [Vol. 1 - No. 19.
THE MORMONS. -- There is like to be a difficulty in Missouri, between these people and the citizens of some of the counties of that State. The Mormons have banded together to the number of something like five hundred fighting men, determined not to be driven from Daviess county, in which they are collected, unless by force. They are parading through the county, threatening the lives of all known to be opposed to them, and compelling the people to sign some kind of a paper, the purport of which is not known. -- In consequence of these, and other high-handed proceedings on the part of the Mormons, the citizens of Daviess and the adjacent counties, have become greatly excited. Public meetings have been held, to take the subject into consideration. --
Bartlett & Sullivan] Quincy, lllinois, Sat., Sept. 22, 1838. [Vol. 1 - No. 21.
THE MORMONS. -- "A few days since I witnessed the emigration of 95 families, consisting of near 600 souls, gathered from different parts, going to the extreme west of Missouri. They call themselves "Latter Day Saints," commonly called Mormons. This latter name they do not acknowledge, but say it is only a 'nick name.' They travel in wagons, and make about 15 miles a day, and expect to be 12 weeks upon their journey; they encamp at night and pitch their tents in the form of a hollow square, in which they perform their cooking and other necessary duties, their wagons and horses being ranged on the outside; they also place sentinels at different posts around the camp, as in military encampments.
Bartlett & Sullivan] Quincy, lllinois, Sat., Sept. 29, 1838. [Vol. 1 - No. 22.
THE MORMONS. -- It will be seen by the following article, which we copy from the Western Star, that the Mormon difficulty, is not yet ended, and that the militia have been called into requisition.
Bartlett & Sullivan] Quincy, lllinois, Sat., Oct. 6, 1838. [Vol. 1 - No. 23.
THE MORMONS. -- The latest information from the Mormons, is of an entirely pacific character. The difficulties have, in a great measure, ceased, as they had given up their arms to the lawful authorities.
Bartlett & Sullivan] Quincy, lllinois, Sat., Oct. 20, 1838. [Vol. 1 - No. 25.
The difficulty with the Mormons, according to the latest intelligence, is again assuming a warlike appearance. The citizens of Carroll county, in conjunction with those of the adjoining counties, not satisfied with the proceedings of the state in relation to these difficulties, had assembled in considerable force, within a mile of the little town of De Witt, a Mormon town in that county, resolved to drive them, vis alarmis, from the county. The Mormons, as resolutely, had made a stand in said town, with the determination to defend themselves to the last, and their numbers were hourly augmenting from other Mormon settlements. The citizens had proposed to pay them back the money for their lands with the addition of ten per cent, interest thereon, and return them their traveling expenses in going to and from the county. To this proposition the Mormons replied that they had been persecuted and driven from place to place, ever since they had been a people -- that they would not be driven any more, and that they were resolved, every one of them, to die in defense of their lands. From a letter published in the Missouri Republican we glean further particulars:
Bartlett & Sullivan] Quincy, lllinois, Sat., Oct. 27, 1838. [Vol. 1 - No. 26.
DEAR SIR: -- I informed you a few days ago of the then existing difference between the citizens of Carroll and the Mormons residing at DeWit. I now have the pleasure of informing you, that on yesterday I witnessed the departure of every Mormon in Carroll County, Far West, in Caldwell County. The matter at last was settled amicably and the Mormons yielded to the proposition from the citizens that is, that they should be paid for their property and such damages as should be assessed by two men, chosen by each side, from the counties of Howard and Chariton, and upon the arrival of the committee on the ground, both parties took up the line of march and moved off. The citizens of Carroll pledged themselves to assist any county who assisted them, when called on for a similar purpose. There was a company of militia stationed near the place to preserve peace of about 100 men, who after peace was made, declared that they would not let the Mormons pass to Far West -- they said there was no room for them in Caldwell County. We have not heard whether they were intercepted on the way, but presume not, for the Mormons were double their number. However, I am inclined to believe that the adjoining counties to Caldwell, will never be contented until they leave the State. -- Had the Mormons refused to sell on the day the last proposition was made to them, it would have been a serious matter to both parties, for there was but little difference in their forces, and the citizens had come to a determination to make, if possible, a successful attack on the day the compromise was effected.
Bartlett & Sullivan] Quincy, lllinois, Sat., Nov. 10, 1838. [Vol. 1 - No. 28.
Bartlett & Sullivan] Quincy, lllinois, Sat., Nov. 17, 1838. [Vol. 1 - No. 29.
We copy the annexed perspicuous statement of the Mormon difficulties, from the St. Louis Evening Gazette, being more full than any we have time to prepare. -- To the Gazette's statement we can only add, that the editor has faithfully embodied the substance of the reports now in circulation in the city. In several instances the statements conflict very much with each other.
Vol. 4. Quincy, Illinois, Sat., November 24, 1838. No. 11.
There are still many conflicting accounts in the presses of the upper Missouri relative to the Mormon war, but it is generally admitted by all, that it closed by the surrender of the Mormon leaders to the troops under Gen, Atchinson, on Sunday, Oct. 28. We publish a letter to the editors of the Missouri Argus dated Oct. 30.
Bartlett & Sullivan] Quincy, lllinois, Sat., Dec. 8, 1838. [Vol. 1 - No. 32.
The following are extracts of letters to the editors of the Missouri Republican, from near the seat of the late Mormon war.
Bartlett & Sullivan] Quincy, Illinois, Sat., Dec. 22, 1838. [Vol. 1 - No. 34.
The Mormon Leaders, are yet in confinement. Some of them are confined in jails, while others are guarded by bands of armed men. In this state will they await their trial, until the second Monday of March, when a court is to be held for the purpose. The distresses of these people, without home or shelter of any kind, is said to be truly heart-rending. A heavy sin lies somewhere -- and between the leaders of this misguided sect and the Missourians, it is difficult to fix the responsibility. A Mr. Orville H. Searcey, is preparing for publication a history of Mormonism from first to last. If it is intended to be an impartial history, some other than a Missourian, could better act the part of an historian. We should not suppose the public felt much interest in a work of the kind -- they have heard enough of the subject of late.