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The Montgomery outrages in Kansas.

A dispatch from Warsaw, M gives the following statement made by a committee of respectable citizens of Clinton, Henry co., Mo:

That the public mind may not be misinformed and misled by the many emissaries the are running to and from through the country, east of this place, as we are informed, and to justify those who have the dark designs of the abolition marauders under the notorious Capt. Montgomery in Kansas and on the border, we beg leave to state the following facts, in addition to those heretofore given:

The armed abolitionists have continued their murderous operations in Bourbon and Lynn counties, Kansas, hunting down and driving from the Territory all men who have disapproved of their robbing and murdering, and who have acted in any manner to sustain the laws.

Their ads leading eastward from the Territory have been crowded with wagons and persons, male and female, escaping from these fiends.

In one instance a mother gave birth to an infant on the road near Poppingsville, in this State, during the flight of the family.

On Monday of this week a Mr. Bishop who lives on the Osage river, and about twelve miles north of Fort School, having been aroused by a noise in the night, upon going to the door to see what was the matter, was instantly shot down and killed. His body was found to have been pierced by several bills.

We have seen here for the past few days wagons loaded with goods, furniture,&c., passing through, not only from the Territory out from Westport, in this State, and other places within the line.

Families living on and near the old Jackson place, within this State, have been notified to leave their homes, by these outlaws, and having no means of defence, have fled to Butter, and places in the interior, for security, leaving their homes and effects behind them unprotected. Yesterday slaves owned by those living on the line, some twenty-five miles or more within the State, arrived here for safekeeping.

have the citizens of Bites and Vernon counties, since the commencement of this insurrection, been threatened with destruction of life and property, without adequate means of defence or protection. Up to this time this state of things has continued.

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