Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, June 10, 1836, Page 2

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated June 10, 1836 Page 2
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V II 1 D A V M O R N I N G, J U N H 10. FOt rtlESIDRNT WM. II. IIAJU1ISOX. FOR VICE PRESIDENT Fit VNCIS GKA.NG12H. ran governor QUAS II. J 3 N I G O IT, LIEUT. OOVKRNOR 1) VVID M. CAMP, uf Durl.y. County Convention. A Convention of the friends of Harrison and Granger will he liolden at the Hotel of John A. Willev in WILUSTON, on TUESDAY the 14th day of June inst., at ten o'clock A. M. for the purpose of making nomination of candidates for Senators. The approaching election being the first one under the amended constitution, it is all important there should be a full representation from each town. The freemen of Chittenden County arc therefore respect fully urged to take immediate stops for the appointment of delegates to represent their wishes in said Convention. David French, ) County Crr 17 IT V t - Noble Lovely, j miltee, May 19, 1836. POSTPONEMENT. It having been suggested by several of our friends that, as it may be quite icnonvenicnl for many of those icho would otherwise attend the County Convention, to leave their farming business on Monday next, U would be best to ?wsl pone the same to another day ; ana coinciding with these sug gestions now give notice that the said Convention will be holden on TUESDAY the 14th INST, at the same place and lime of day ; and we hope that every town in the County will be represented by at least three Delegates. The County Committee. June 2, 183G. Death of the Hon.t Edward Livingston. We neglected Inst week, to notice the la met'ted death of this highly distinguished man, which took place nt Rliinebeck, N.Y. after a short illness caused by drinking cold water, while healed. J lie editor of the N. Y. American snys : "Mr. Litingstou was in hid 72.1 year, nnd llic list lime we saw him, not many week ngo he i.ilkcn Willi nil llic anticipations anu npparenl health ol a youthful sportsman, about n trouting rxcuision lie was ronlcinnlallnz to I. on Mind. Dili summons lias been sliorl and sudden, fur n moie le.iilul journey," Mail Route WillistonldJerico. Wo find among the Congressional proceeding?, the following resolution, introduced by Mr Prentiss, which was considered and adopt ed: "Resolved, I hat llie committee on llie Post Office and Post Riads lie Instructed to intuiic into iiir rieuicm:y ui ciHoiiBiiing n man route Iroin A illuton to Jerico, in Vermont." T ire. On Sabbath morning last, about one o'clock, the alarm of fire was given when it appeared the blacksmith Shop of Messrs. "y Oivt, nf this Village, ivna in flames, which was, when discovered, i i far advanced as to prevent its bctn sa veil. We do not know what the estimated loss is, but probably about (J 300. These gentlemen had another (-hop burnt last winter, near the Falls in this town. IT We understand tint Prof. Hkvrv oi' Bristol College, Pa. a gentleman highly iltatinguishcd for his philosophical attain inents, is to deliver an oration before the "'In Sigma Nu Society of the University of Vermont, at its next annual celebration. J. Q,. Adams. In a debate in Congress, n lew days since, upon the Texan and In dian warf, Mr. Adams made a very long epeoch, an ideajor two of it was, that "When we were unprepared fur it, 11 Mexican war, an In lian war, nn J u Negro, tvilliin ii tweKc mo m li might happen ; nay he con-r-idered lliese eietin extremely pi oh ihlc almost Husulutely certain. lie a.iicl lliat the course of this country toward Texas would call out n Mexican war, ii nd ii Mexican war would he hut n harbinger of n Negionnd Indian war. As fur coulj neier he nnnexed to this counliy, without the con rent of England, and i(Jie did consent loin annex, ntion to the United Stales, she wmild tell in, you must lake the territory untrammelled by Slavci y, England would not content to the cxii lenco of la very in 'I exas, She would not allow it extension; nnd, added Mr. Adann.if you persist, she will wage a war against jou, nnd your slaves w ill he ficed, England has just ret nu example of her devotion to liheiiy in her own colonic, and if flio engages in n war with you for emancipation, it be the most popular war she has eicr heen engaged in. lie uid, that if ever you lake Texas into the family, jou must also take the Island uf Cuba. He then went on (o stalo tome singular and Hurtling fails ... ml .linn In nnr fnt ttla n ntfj'ir. Mil. CALHOUN'S INCENDIARY rUBLICA TIO.N BILL. Mr. Van Iliircn hat given o Bignal cxhl billon of his miserable, timeserving policy, his willingness to sacrifice every thing to lis ambition in his recent vote on Mr. Calhoun' Hill for tlio suppression of incen diary publication. This bill introduces n system of odious cpionage to the Post Of. fieu Department which induced all the northern Senators, excepting tha collar gentlemen, fluchanan ol Pennsylvania, ond Messrs. Wright and Talhmdne of N. York to vole against it1 When it came to us vole onils final passage, the following was the result : Yeas Messrs. Black, Brown, Buchanan. Calhoun. Culhliert, Goldsborough , Grundy, King, of Ala. King, of Geo Mojrc, Nicho las, Preston, Rives, Robinson, Tallniadgo, Wntkor, White, Wrighl-10. Nays Messrs llonlon, Clay, Davis, lowing of III. P.wing of Ohio, Hendricks, Ilubburd, Kent, Morris, Nilcs, Prentiss, Rugirles, Shop Icy, Southard, Swift, Tomlinson, Wall, Web ster 1G. Mr Hubbard of New Hampshire being in he chair. Mr. Calhoun immediately called out "Where is the Vice President ?" Mr Van Huron was on the floor, engaged in conversation with Mr. Clay. Me would have civon 'his whole fortune' to save him self from ono little word, with more readi ness than ho would havo sacrificed it to prevent the-restoration nf tho depositee ; as he holds his landed interest in Oswejro alone at SS3OO.O0O it must bo owned that tliat the sacrifico would bo by no moans a small ono. Jiut there was m escape. He took the chair, ond recorded iiis vote in THE AFFIRMATIVE ! That our southern friends t-hould have pone in n body with tho southern adminis (ration men on this subiect, we can readily conceive; but that a northern mm of any party should have sustained it in its pres rnt shape, wc never considered even among probabtlttict. Tins vole is Mr. Van Bu ren's bid lor Virginia and Ueorgia ; we think he has paid for them too dearly. It will bes?en that even Hnbbard, Niles, Rugglos and Slicploy, voted against the bi'l. They did not dure to vote for it ; nor would the southern Senators be sustained by tho people in such a vo'c. were it not not for tho peculiar excitement prevailing at this period in reference to abolition. We hope that those northern journals which are holding UP Mr Van Buren in opposition tn Judge White, by stigmatising the latter as the slaveholders' candidate, will not fail to give the New York gentleman the credit ol being the fci.AVF.nor,rnnV 1 oor,. When Mr Van Huron's vote wn dcclar on snmo of the non-slavchnlding Sena'nrs exclaimed "llie free slates are all sold !" And with this Judas price the N. Yorker expects to purchase the presidency. Boil. Atlas. IMPORTANT. The Revenue. Our readers will havo observed that the debate in Ihe Senate on t lie bill "to regulate tho depos ties oi (lie nuoiic nionev,' resulted on Tuesday, in the commitment of tho bill, together with nil the amendments which had been proposed to it, to a select com miltee of nine members, to consider of the whole matter and report thcronn. The committee was nppointcd by ballot tn con sist of Iho following reemliTs, namely! Mr. WmoiiT uf New York. Chairman; CiAi.muN, of South Carolina. WcnsTEn, of Massachusetts, King, of Alabama, Buchanan, of Pcnnsyvania, onKi'j.KY, oi luainc, I.eicii. of Virginia. Hendricks, of Indiana, and Kiving, nf Ohio. We learn that tho deliberations of Ihe committee have resulted in the adoption, substantially, oflhe plan proposed by Mr. Webster on Tuesday, in his amendment for the disposition of tho surplus money ol the Government, which amendment "was as follows : ''And be it further cnatlcd. That the money winch chall he in the Trensurv nf tno United States on the first day of Jan uary, 1037, reserving millions, shall bo divided among the several States In pro portion to their respective amounts of pop u'ation, as ascertained by the last census, and according to the provision of the second section of the first article of the constitu tion; nnd the Secrclary of the Treasury suaii pay uic some lo sticlt persons as the sevejal Slates may authorize to re ceive it, in the following proportions, and at the following times, viz. one-half on the first day of April, 1037, ono quarter part on tho firbt day of July, 1037, and the re maining quarter on the first day of Octo ber. 1037; and all States which shall re ceive their several proportions nccording lo the provisions of this act, shall be takon and understood thereby lo pledge the pub lic faith of such Slates to repay the same, or any part thereof, to the United States, whenever Congress shall require the same lo bo repaid by any net or nets which shnll require such payment, ralcably, and in equal proportion,' from all thn Stales which had received (he same." Nat. Int. Extract of a letter dated Washington, May 31, 1S36. It cannot he denied th it llie most unholy nnd ungodly matter that now agitates us, i9 the Indian W ar, To be suio the whole country is up in arms about it ; but does any part of the country know lo what source llie real difficulty in this miserable struggle we may ray in all iliose miseiahle btrug gles with Iho ravages, is to he traced 1 Docs one man in n hundred in a thousand, know the origin of this war with the led man 1 Y'Ae origin is with this Government. To this Government may and must be (raced the occasion of all this bloodshed, nnd nil the leiror in ihe midit nf our people I To the injustice of this Administration, this war these wan Hie to be attributed. Let this golem meiit nnswer fur il, lo nn indignant country 1 A few facis may he sufficient. On the 9ih May, 1832, n Treaty was concluded with the eininoles nt t'.iyin'a landing in Florida, by Col. Gadtden. In pursuance of a condition of this Treaty, ii dele gallon, nfier visiting, and beiug ratisfied nilhtlie country assigned the bcmiuoles, concluded n treaty at Fori (lili'oii, on ihe 23ih March, 1833, with Messrs. Stokes, Ellsworth, nnd Schermcrhorn. confirmatory of the Treaty nt Payne's landing. lhse were severally riililied in April, 1BJ1. The Treaty of Payne's landing provides that the Seminoles shoulj remoc ioi(Aiii .Art years after the ratification nf the Treaty. Hut no appio- prlallon fur llieir removal was mule during the ses sion of congress, which continued lo July, 1834 ; and the Department hid Instructed Thompson, the Agenl, lliat nn preparation rould ho made fur their rctnovnl, until rurh time. ' subsequent lo the 81l December, ns lieimy he icqiilrcu to begin his du ties." Yet he commenced n menacing talk with them in October, and the Piciidcnt threatened them with a suppression of llieir annuities, nnd n fulfil ment of llie Treaty bf mtliiarv fnrco ! Is not this enough for this portion of the story 1 l men now indue whern lies the curse of this godless strugg'o ! A word wiih rererenco lo Uen. ocotl, un llio GihnfMny, the President, through the War De partment, nrucreu ocou, ni me rtiggcsuuii oi wc Governor of Florid I, of the 20ih April, to protect his troops against tho npproachlnj season, by se lecling proper posts for llieir retirement finm the acliie operations of the field in other words, to repair to 'summer quarters,' with sin eje lo llm defence of Florida. Arc there manv. who are loud in their censure of Scott, that know this portion of this history 1 And is it generally known that Pres ident Jackson has no Ima for Ren. Scott, which would lend him to negleci nnv opportunity to mor lify and disgrace htm. Think on these things. LATE AND IMPORTANT NEWS PROM FLORIDA. Tho intelligence from Florida is very in lorcsting. Tho Apalachieola Gazette of May 19. h, announces the arrival at that place of three m'jn from the Block House, on the vvilliiacoicno, which wa9 leu in command of Capt. Holloman, on the 5th of April. Since that tim! the place has been closely invested by the Indians, who have pressed upon them in great numbers. The only 6ub)istcnce of the garrieon for a long time, has born corn nnd water, On one occasion they wore attacked on all sides bv not less than one thousand In dians. Cant. Holloman's men returned their fire with tremendous cOVct. They pressed upon the Block House in such dense masses thai every shot ol me uravc ticrenu crs took cflecl. After this contest, which terminated so fatally to the Indians, they failed to show themselves for several days. It was durinnr tins respite, that tapt. llol loman undertook to strengthen bis defences between the Block house and tho river but while enrarred in this duty, ho was shot down by tho Indians ; tho balance of the nartv secured llieir retreat to iho house This fact showed tho besieged, that though the Indians had learned the folly of endea voring to shoot them through their defen ces, yet tha'. they continued to be strictly observed. After Iho death or Capt. Hollo man. the command devolved upon Lieut Walker, whn is determined, nt all hazards to maintain his position till relieved The Tallahassee Floridian of the 21st of May, alio announces the arrival there of three m?D, drawn by lot, and despatched bv L'cut. Walker, to give information rf llic situation of his little garrison. These men were bearers of a hitter from Lieut Walker to the late Major McLomorc, wlio led Ihe command to that post, and who was succeeded in the command by the late Ciplain Holloman. But, liko his succcs sor, Major McLnnorc was in his grave, before the loiter of Lieut. Walker was re ceived. The editor of Iho Fiortdian, galh cring tnlormatton worn the messengers. stales that 'For six long weeks Ihey have been alone in the wilderness, assailed by more than a llmusand warriors Hits is the number rc ported by the Indians themselves, to have been employed in besieging the post. Lieut. Walker is as modest as he is brave and cautioned his messengers against tell mg large stories. From the commence, tnent of the siege, not a shot had been fired unless at a particular object, nnd as there are sumo of Ihe best shots in Jtfll-rson Co. anions them, many must have been killed. The Indians confiding in their overwhelm ing numbers, nt first approached within point blank rifl-j distance, but laught by tho unerring aim of our men, they have lotlcr ly kept a more respectful distance. Dur ing the attack of the 15th a chief who had made himself conspicuous, was brought down by a marksman. Four or five Indians sprang forward to his assistance, nnd all fell at ono firo over his prostrated body. The Indians ascribing their own losses and the invincible courago of our men to wicthcraft fired siloir bullets in accordance with a well known superstition prevailing among them. Tho circumstance was nt tributcd by our men to a want of other kinds of ammunition, but it is known that they acquired lead enough from tho various sugar houses they have destroyed lo last them many years. No wonder the savages tnouglil tins litlie band in league with the devil to bo able lo withstand a force which fulled and defeated Gen. Scott Tho bearers of this letter embarked at 1 1 o'clock at night, .in a canoe which had been perforated during the siege with rifle bill,--, and so leaky in consequence that constant bailing was required. They heard the Indians on both bank: of tho river trying to intercept (hem, but, favored by the darkness, they escaped the thousand dangers which ucset (Item, nnd arrived on the coast before dawn. They wcro fired nn near the mouth of tho Suwanneo by a parly In ambush, but wero too far out to receive any injury. Their appearance in town was hailed with the most lively testimonialsof interest. It seemed at if they had risen from tho dead, for a report had previously reached here that Gen. Clinch had attempted to relieve Ihe post, but found Iho garrison massacred. Tho most prompt measures wore taken for thoir relief, A volunteer company has been raised in this and the adjoining coun ties to nttcmpt tho arduous enterprise. Col. Augustus Alston commands tho Leon volunteers. The expedition is commanded by Col. Read, and consists of eighty men. They embarked in a steamboat yesterday for tho Withlacoocheo, from whence they will proceed in a fortified boat. Whctevc'r bravory and skill can accomplish, will be performed. God grant that this effort to save these bravo men from destruction may be crowned with success, it is an enter prise that would grace tho best days ol chivalry. It is projected by the noblest motives, and is surrounded by a thousand dangers. Tho Apalachicnla Gazette stales tho ex traordinary fact that ol the very time when the stcamor Merchant having on board the Alabama and Louisiana volunteers, who had been discharged from service, and wcro on thoir return their homo from Tampa Bay, had put in at Apilachlcola, on tho passage to iwouuo anu iiaw vnuuni, an express arrived from tho Governor of tho torritorv with orders to charter a steam boat, and raise troops cither by draft or volunteer, lo proceed lorinwmi io un; neighborhood of Tumpa, for tho protec tion oftho country generally, nnd especial ly Tor the reltorof Uapt. uoiioman s oom pny- Col. Wood received orders to hasten Ins company forward with all despatch. But on hi1? arrival at Apalachieola, learning tho unpleasant intelligence Dy trie oinereni points on the river, he concluded to post pino his departure till a despatch could bo forwarded lo tho Governor, informing him of the exposed situation of that place and tho Imprudenco of calling men abroad to tight when their prcsenco is absolutely re quired lo guard thoir own homes. The Gazette of Mav 23 I, savs that in conse quence of this state of things, tho order to march to Iho relief of Lieut. Walker had been countermanded! Are those brave fellows to be thus left to their fate to die by starvation or the tomahawk. Tho Fioridian adds 'Tin most aclivo measures will be taken for the defence of tho frontier, and perhaps to carry the war into the enemies country, at least to drive Inm beyond tho Witlilacoocli'jc. Uno thousand cairidiros are on the way from Mobile, and seven hundred stand havo nl ready arrived from Tampa, also two hun drcd soldiers of the United States. Extract of a loiter dated Cor.UMnus, May 24. IB30 J lines here respecting tho Indians arc much the same ns when I wrote you last There seems to be n confusion among Iho officers, who is entitled lo command, and they arc .more like crazy men than war riors. Gen. Low will not allow our troop" to cro59 the river until we get authority from the Secretary ot War Yesterday two men returned that went down on the Hyperion to Itoanoko j they say there wns not an Indian to be seen the boat went nn to Irwinton, to Ben there was any cliancs of fighting thorc, and to protect some of the boats. Our Governor will bo here to day when no doubt the ruin will be Bet on fire if there is any straw to bo had. There will not bo any danger in sending up goods Irom the bav on account oi the Indians. The Hyperion had ten guns and three cannon on board, and all charged, expecting an attack and they might havo whipped llie devil out ol tho Indians ; but the mn uto they were fired upon they wero fright ened io death, and run the boat ashore and not an indian went on board, as a negro bov statu on board nnd was not touched The Georgian got off safe but was fired into. Roanoke is burnt to a ccrlainty, and the Indians did not stay on this side two hours after Ihey burnt il. a loiter irom uoiumbia in giving nn account of the attack upon the steamboat Hyperion mentions the following incident "The captain run ashore nn the side and jumped into tho water and cams up hero Tho hands nlso escaped Icavins a ladv on board, who after oil had left, gathered up ner Husband s money, herjewels, watch cs, &c. and jumped into the water, and with her hands paddled along to the shore amid a shower ot bullets, hhc then walk cd three miles thrnugh the swamp and plantations, until she come up with soma of llie boat hands, who got her on a mule, on which she rode up to town. Her husband, who was up here, met her ns he was with a few men on his way down to the boat." Coi.umous, May 16. Powell, the great Seminole Chief and commander nf the Seminole forces, is now in the Crook nation; was recognized by gentleman a few days ago in Chambers county, where his father resides. He will most assnredlv head the forces oftho Creek nation, and will cause many a hard battle to be fought and many a galliant Georgian to tall. Houses and properly arc daily set fire to in I ho nation, bridges burnt, nnd crossing places obstructed. There will be five or six months hard fighting before these savages can possibly be cxicrminat cd; their forces arc strong, and they are well prepared with ammunition and pro visons for a lonz battle. A letter fiom Augusta, received last evening, stales that Gov. Schley was about to proceed to Chattahoochie frontier, with such troops as can bo Immediately ossein bled; that ho will he aided by Col. Win. Cumming, and that a Iarg3 portion of the inhabitants of Augusta are ready to volun teer in delence ol t lie tr stale. Aocusta, May 24 at nigh!. 7?.iife with the Indians. "The passen sers from the West by to-nights Stage ro port, that tho Indians had attacked Irwin ton. They had a hard tight, 40 whites killed and 100 In 200 Indians, nnd ono In dian Chief taken prisoner. Tho account is believed to be true." From tho Columbus Enquirer of May 21, we barn that about 700 Alabama troops sH out for the seat of the Crock hostilities, May 15th. Brigadier General Beall, with 500 effective men marched into Chambers and Macon counties (Geo.) the 16ih. Ho had a brush with a party of Indians at Licit afoco town, near the Chambers and Macon line, and killed 2 or 3, and captured 6 or 0, among the latter their chief. Our troops lost ono man. About 300 men had gone May 21st, by steamer from Columbus, and part by land to dislodge the Indians from llieir fortifica tion of cotton bags in tho smoking ruins of Roanoke. The intention of our men was to storm tho fort from Ihe steamer and to cut off tho retreat of tho savages by an attack of infantry on the land side. Cap). Cames, with 130 men, was also to leave Columbus May 21st, to scour tho Uptoic swamp. Gen Clinch, it is understood, will hero after direct the Florida war. Wo havo a report from Macon, that n battle has been fought near Irwinton, Ala barna. in which, il Ts said. 400 Indians bavo been killed. Augusta (Gn.) Courier. ' A letter Trotn Monticello, (Florida,) tol tho Savsnah Georgian, gives accounts of, Indian plundering nnJ burnings in that1 neighborhood. About three hundred of the sparse inhabitants had come in to Mon tlcello for safety chiefly women and chil dren. Among these strangers, it was as certained that ono hundred and forty four wero cnttro destitute cvm of a morsol of bread. From the t.itlle Ito.-.k, (ik.) Gaiotle, May 10. A hiffhly respectable centleman who nr. rived hero this morning, direct from the Missionary station in the Choctaw Nation on Red River, has furnished us tho follow ing in! cresting items of intelligence from that quarter. A report was received inst boloro ho loft. that a body of 500 or 600 Cammcho Indians were within 40 miles of Jonesbotough. and the inhabitants on tho South side of Red River wero n n state ofgreat alarm some so much so. as to havo nearly given up the intent on of making crops poulli of that river. Col. Vo3e had received an order from Gen. Gaines to have tho U.S. troops at Fort Towson in a stato of readiness for immediate action; and an address had been forwarded from tho Eame source to General Arbunkle, at Fort Gibon, ordering the Drnonns to Ihe southern frontier. No act of hostility had been committed by the Indians, nor, indeed, was there any evidence that they intended any. CONFIRMATION OF THE CAP TURE OF SANTA ANA. I'lO-n the New Orleani Bulletin. TEXAS. Tiie following are copies of lutters and documents direct from Houston3 camp, re ceived yesterday by the steamer Levant, from Natchitoches. Tne orders aro copies from the orginal Spanish. SANTA ANNA TO GEN. PIIII.ASOI.A Army of operations, Coast division under my commana, Having yesterday had an unfortunate en counter, I have resolved to remain a pris oner of war in the hands of tho enemy. After having taken every precaution, I therefore hope that your Excellency will cause Ihe division under the command of Gen. Parzar to countermarch lo Bixar. whore he will wail for nrd ns. Your Ex ccllency will also return lo Ihe same place, ond order Gen. Vtesca with his division to Guadalouopc Victoria. I have agreed on an armistice with Gen. Houston, ad interim until wo can ngreo upon Ihe terms of last ing peace. Your Excellency will take such measures as may be necessary tor the sub sistencoof the army, which will remain undoryourcommand. Thermncy tint has arrived at Metamoras, and the provisions of the place, and those at Victoria will be subject to your orders ; also 20,000 that mav be in the Treasury, nro to be taken from Boxar. I trust that your Etcnllcnny wt without fail comnlv with those disposi tions, advisinn me oflhe same by return of couriers, ns also if nnv should oppose its accomplishment. God nnd L'IitIv. ANTONIO I.OPEZ DE SANTA ANA Camp Jacinto, April 2J, 1330, fCopv No. 2 1 Aimyor Operations Excellent Sir Inasmuch as 1 have order cd your Excellency by official note of the day that you cauc the Irnnpa to return to Bexar and Gaudaloupo Victorn, I charge you to instruct tho commandants of the several divisions not to petmit any damage lo bo done lo the property of the munlry, hoping that llieso disposition:? will ho punc tually complied with. God and Liberty. ANTONIO I.OPEZ DE S .TA ANA. San Jacinto, April 22, IIJISO. Order No. 3 Army of operations. Excellent Sir You will imrripdiately or der tho Military command nl Goliad tn put all the prisoners made at Copnna, at liber ty, andsend them forthwith to San Phillip pe do Austin, nnd lor wtiicli purpose your l'jxccllency will dictnto such as shall be conduccnt to the object. God nnd Liberty ANTONIO I.OPEZ I)E SANTA ANA. Camp San Jacinto, April 22. 1030. WAR DEPARTMENT. Head Quarters Army, San Jacinto river, April 26, 1S3G. All llie troops on their inarch from the cast, will report at Head Quarters as early as possible marching by way of Harrisburg for t!;o present but all turn out. The en emy have been badly defeated, and arc ro treating precipitately for the purpose of concentrating. One bold push now will drive them entirely out oftho country and secure Liberty, Independence and Peace to Texas. Let all turn out. Our standard is a victorious one. nnd wavo3 beautifully un der the smiles of n bonificeni Providence THOMAS J. RUSK. Socrclnry at War. ' Copy of a letter from Gen. Samuel Houston. San Jacinto, 26 April 183G. Tell our friends all tho news, nnd that we have beaten the enemy, killed 630, and taken 570 prisoners. Generals Santa Ana and Cos arc taken, and three Generals slain; vast amount of property taken, nnd about 1500 stand nfnrms, many swords, and one nine pound brass cannon. Tell them to conic on. and let the people plant corn. SAMUEL HOUSTON, Commander in Chief. Correspondence of the Courier nnd Enquirer. Washikoton, June 3d, J836. The continued rains have raised the wa ters in the Potomac higher thon has been known for years. Thecreat bridcre over that noble river has sustained considerable damogo on tho Virginia side. Tho cofler dam building opposite Georgetown is filled and has also sustained much tmurv. torreth. or with somo oflhe wharves nnd cellars on tho water side. Jackson city is literally inundated, and in some places immersed two feet under water. A very beautiful as well as profitable Garden tenanted bv a gentleman there is totally destroyed. Gen Scott is recalled from Florida, and it is said will be ordered to lako command in the Creek war. Myers of the financial nsencv. who cut his throat, has been taken to iail on the charge of swindling. fcirTlio oriental letter from the Toxian Secretary of war to ihe Texians. is now in 0,,r Posssion Ed. Cour. Enn. Washington, It o'clock P. M. June 2. To Col. IVcbbDr. Sir: I am just from the War Department, where I saw a let lerfrom Gen. Gaines dated Head Qdatter Westorn department, May the 10'h, ent by Captain Hitchcock ns express, in which ho say., llie account given irr my louor oi tho 20'h April of tho capture of Santa Ana &c, has received daily confirmation, nnd if now placed beyond tho shadow of a doublr Capt. Hitchcock brings tho autograph of tho letter oftho Toxian Secretary ot war published yesterday, and nUo a copy of General Houston's letter, takon in manu script from tho original, which was writ ten in haste and in pencil. Capt. Hitch cock left Now Orleans on tho 16th of May and says tho matter of Santa Ana's capture was considered settled beyond all doubt tn New Orleans. Disister on Lake Erie Bv a trentlcman- who camo passenger in tho steamboat Thomas Jefferson, arrived hero yesterday morning Irom Detroit, we have received tn lormatton, that on Saturday morning, about two o'clock, during tho prevalence of a denso fun;, ihe steamboat United Slitei. Capt. Mart, which left our port on the Fri day evening previous, for Chicago, struck on a sunken rock, familiarly called by sail ors a "nigger head." near tho lake shore, about four miles abovo Portland Harbor. which stove a hole in her bottom, and caus ed her to sink in a few hours. The cargo of tho United Slates, with which she was heavily frciahlcd lor Chicaao and other intermodia'o ports, was all safely landed on the narrow beach which there skirls the iron bound shore; as was also, wc arc pleased to learn, the crew and pas sengers of the latter of whom there was a larp-e number, and among them many la dies and gentlemen of thi place. Part of the passengers proceeded directly by land to Erie, and tho remainder wore taken off by the steamboat Cimrmdnro Perry m was also the furniture, wi'li a few trifling exception", nf the stranded boat. Tho goods, when landed, wore but little injur ed ; but il was feared, that if a blow occur, red on the lake previous tn il? being remov ed from the biach, it would be greatly, if not wholly, damaged or lost. It is feared also, that the b iat may go to pieces ; but aj she is a strong and well built vessel, these anticipations, wc trut, may not be realized, and she may possibly bigot ofT. The rock on which the boil was within a very few rods of the shore, towards which she wa running head nn. at the tinn of the disas ter. Diily Buffalo Journal Miy 30. Pn'sin Discipline-Society. A large por tion oftho last Annual Repnr' is devoted to the subject nf Lunatic Ayltims. Tho Massachusots Asylum at Worcester is in a very satisfactory condition. Patients ro ceived last year MR, discharged 112, ro maiming 119 Of pation's whoo insanity was of a less timi linn on1; year's duration, the recoveries were R2 I 2 per cent ; nf the old cases enly 15 1-2. This shows the im portance ofnttending lu llic first symploma of m-ntal nbrration. Lonatic Aylums are nboui beint; cree'ed at Bratllubornugh, in Vermin' ; AtlgiHta, in Mainr-, Black wpITis Island, in N-jw York: Columbus, Ohio ; nnd one nis i in New Hampshire, who'o location i not yet settled In Rhode Island a new Sin'r Prison is build ing, intended for solitory confinement day and night, nn 1 a new prison is soon to bo commenced nt II tllownll, Maine, on tho Anburn plan. Many oftho Penitentiaries in Ibis country, which were formerly "a pe cuniary burden In Ihe re.ipnclive States in ivhich thoy are located, have now become sources of revenue AVtc Bedford Mercu. y. ' Anted ile 'H.jre, Alfred ! take thai jog to tho ttore, ond bring som? molasses.' 'Mother, I don't like lo carry that jug.' 'Why n it?' 'Because it is en heavy.' Bul you need gel only n pint it will not ba heavy." 'Well, I don't wnnt to carry it.' Why?' 'Because. mothfr. am afraid penple will think father drinks ichiikcyl' 0Porsotis visiting the beautiful village of Burlington, should not fiirget to call al tho 'Variety Shop' of Pangboril & Brins maid.Chu'uh pi. It is a splendid cstablish--menl,and they have the m it extensive and elegant assortment nf Military and fancy goods, jewelry, walchs, engravings, Sec. to bo found tiiis side of New York. Plaltsburgh Republican. Tiie N':w York Lrrrilattirc. which ad journed a week or two since, has made tho loiiowing appropriations : Loan lothe N.V.& Erie Rail Road Co $3,000,000 Loan authorised for the construction of Blark Rirer Canal, 1.000.000 Do. do Genesee Valley Canal 2,000,000 Appropriated fur locks on the Glens' Tails Feeder, 100.000 Do. for making the locks nn llio Cay us i nnd Seneca Canal of the widili oflhe new locks nn the Erie Canal, (not jet estimated, av 80,000 Additional loan fur the Chenanjo Ca nal, , 260,000 For purchasing water power on the Crooked Lake eanal.say 12,000 For a loivini path on the Seneca river, 4,000 ror a Reomjical survey ol llie State, (t26,000 for four years,; l-'or the Lunatic Asylum, For the Blind, For n bridge nt Athol, Warren Co. 104,000 60.000 16,000 4,000 Total, 6,610,000. Love. A gentleman in England was lately smitten with the charms of a lady who was deaf and dumb, and was an in structress in an institution for the relief of that unfortunate class. Not being able to communicate his wishes to (he fair one in any other way, he entered iho institution as one deaf and dumb, learned their manner of expressing themselves, gained tho heart of his fair instructress, and in six months led her to the altnr. Hero the priest hand ed him a paper to sign ; on which was writ ten, "Do you promise tn take this woman lo be your true and lawful wtfo," &c, when to tho astonishment oftho company, ho dis tinctly answered "I do." An explanation look place, ond the ceremony went on. MARRIED. In Jtontnelicr. on the tiih inn. l P., r-i...... Wright, Mr.E. P. Walton, Jr., junior Editor of Hie Watchman, and Jlisi Sarah S. HowEs.lwlh of lliat Villare. 'e acknowledge the receipt of an editar't portion consequent on such an occasion, and we are terv thankful lo the Una ulm ,.. m,a. . r... so delicious ii morsel ; as it rarely falls lo the lot of one ofottr profession, to mingle oar joys (not our sorrows) together on any occasion nnd still more rare on nn occasion like llie. pirseni

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