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to the United States Government. The St. Louis Union states that the force now advancing on Little Rock consists of about 20,000 infantry and 10,000 cavalry — the cavalry under Gen. Davidson, and the whole expediting under command of Major General Steels. The utmost consternation and alarm prevail in the border counties of Missouri, in consequence of the orders of Gen. Ewing and the threatened invasion from Kansas. Gen. Ewing's order required the inhabitant in Jackson, Cass and Bates counties to abandon their homes and assemble at certain Specified posts by the 9th of September, and directed that all hay left in those counties should be furnished. At the same time it is announced that Gen. Laue will enter Missouri force on the 9th of September, There is a general conviction that independence the most important town in Jackson county, is to be plundered and reduced to ashes. The moneys of the bank at that place have been removed to St. Louis for safety The records of the th