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Abolitionist Attacks- November 1860.

The following stories also are found in the Charleston Mercury of the same date.

New York Times, Wednesday, Nov. 21.

The Government has just been officially informed that Capt. MONTGOMERY and his company have commenced operations in Kansas again by hanging and killing their opponents, and threatening to compel an adjournment of the land sales advertised to take place during the month of December.

Several days ago letters were received from responsible sources addressed to the proper authority, stating that Capt. MONTGOMERY has a force of probably five hundred men, with plenty of arms, ammunition, and other material aid, and that from time to time warlike supplies have been received by him from the North. The writers also say that the demand to adjourn the land sales would be resorted to as a mere pretext for raising an armed force, and that the real object of this lawless organization is a raid, first on the frontiers of Missouri, and then on Arkansas, and the Western border, to avenge the punishment of abolition emissaries.

Gov. MEDARY has recently communicated some important particulars relative to Capt. MONTGOMERY's reported alarming movements.

Orders will be forthwith dispatched ordering the United States troops in Kansas to such points as may be necessary for the protection of the land officers in the performance of their duty, as well as the public property menaced, including Fort Scott.


The state of affairs in Bourbon and Lynn counties, in this Territory, cause much talk, speculation, and excitement here.

Many rumors are afloat in regard to the movements of Capt. MONTGOMERY. Various reports say that he has from three hundred to four hundred men fully armed and equipped, and is threatening the lives and property of the Pro-Slavery men in the vicinity of the counties above alluded to.

The citizens of Fort Scott are reported as expecting an attack, and they are removing their goods and chattels.

Nothing had transpired up to 3 o'clock on Monday.

WARSAW, Mo., Wednesday, Nov. 21.

A messenger reached here to-day, bringing the following dispatch, which has been forwarded to the Administration at Washington:

CLINTON, Mo., NOV. 21.

The Abolitionists, with arms newly imported from Boston, or the East, under, the command of Capt. MONTGOMERY, numbering from 300 to 500 men, and increasing in numbers, have attacked Fort Scott, Kansas, and broken up the Court, compelling myself and all the Officers of the U.S. District Court to fly for our lives. They have taken the towns on the Missouri line, the Fort Scott Land Office, &c. They intend to invade Missouri. Signed,


U.S. Third Judicial District, K.T.

A military company will be organized in this city to-morrow to aid in the suppression of this outbreak.

At a meeting of the citizens of Clinton, Henry County, Mo., to-day, it was resolved to raise a volunteer company to defend their homes, and, if necessary, the western border of the State. A Committee was appointed to wait on the Governor of Missouri, and lay the facts before him, and request a supply of arms.

The following letter has been addressed to Gov. STEWART;

CLINTON, Mo., Thursday, Nov. 21, 1860.

SIR: I am here to inform the citizens of this place of the following facts, and I have been requested to present them to you as Governor of the State: the Abolitionists, under command of MONTGOMERY and Director PENNYSON, to the number of 300 to 500, armed with Sharpe's rifles, dragoon sabres, navy revolvers and bowie-knives, have suddenly commenced a war of extreme ferocity on the law-abiding citizens of Southern Kansas, in the counties of Lima and Bourbon. These arms arrived by the wagon load at or near Mount City, about one month since, in boxes marked as donations for Kansas sufferers. MONTGOMERY has been in Boston during a part of the Summer, and returned with plenty of money, to enlist recruits. Many of his men are newly imported. He has taken possession of Fort Scott, and other towns on the, border, near the Missouri line. He has murdered Mr. MOORE, a Grand Juror; Mr. HARTISON, Mr. SAMUEL SCOTT, Mr. HINDS, and obliged all the U.S. officers, including myself, to fly for our lives. His own expressed design, made in a public speech, as he said without concealment, is to keep possession of Fort Scott and other places near the Missouri line, to prevent a fire in the rear, while he cleared out Southwest Missouri of slaves. So he has carried out literally his declared programme. The citizens of Missouri, on Osage and Merimater rivers, in Bates and Vernon are flying from their houses into the interior. He boasts that he has money and arms to equip and sustain 1,000 men.

My Court was broken up by them, the United States Court for the Southern District, and I suspect they have seized the records, and also the records of the Land Office, as he publicly declared that he would do so. Yours, &c.

(Signed.) J. WILLIAMS,

United States District Judge for the Third Judicial District of Kansas.

KANSAS, Mo., Wednesday, Nov. 21.

United States Marshal P.T. COLBY and party, of Kansas Territory, arrived here this evening. They bring the following particulars relative to the operations of Capt. MONTGOMERY and his gang of Jay-Hawkers, numbering nearly 500 men:

FORT SCOTT, Monday, Nov. 19.

United States Judge WILLIAMS and the officers of the Court have been obliged to flee to Missouri to escape attack from the Jay-Hawpers.

SAMUEL SCOTT, of Linn County, was taken from his house on the morning of the 18th inst. and hung.

Many of the most prominent citizens have been arrested, but as yet their fate is unknown.

Messrs. REYNOLDS & CO., of Fort Scott, Messrs. CRAWFORD & CO., of Choutean's trading-post, and other merchants in the Territory, have removed their goods to Missouri.

The roads are lined with teams leaving the Territory.

Mr. HAFFNAGH, Postmaster at Mapleton, was arrested here to-day, and threatened with hanging, but he succeeded in making his escape.

KANSAS CITY, Wednesday, Nov. 21.

Rumors are in circulation here of the burning of Fort Scott, but they are not generally credited.

David Upton