Newspaper of Burlington Free Press, June 17, 1836, Page 2

Newspaper of Burlington Free Press dated June 17, 1836 Page 2
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. Uio cultivation of com an J coHon; to tho I comforts of tho fireside i lo llio dollghls or homo.' This was tlio pystcm of Washington, and of Jofferson, steadily pursued bynlllhcir successors, and lo which nil your trcatius and nil your intorcoursj wiih llio lnJian lubes were ncr-omtnoil ued. The whole system is now broken up, nml instc.nl of ll you hive adopted lli.il ofc-tpi-lling bj foico or by coinp.icl, nil I be lmiun tribes Iroin their own tcriilniins nnd dwelling, to n legion bevondllio Mississippi, bejomlihe Missouri, liryon I (lie rknm.n, Iwideiiii iiiimi Mexico ; n thtre vnn li.ive deluded lliein with the lope I i.U they will find a pcrminent nboJo-n fiiul resting pl.ice from your ncvci-emling rapacity and persefii lion. There you luic uiiuoiUkcii to lp.ul the one dicnt iin.l lo drlic the rcliici.ml, by fi ami or by roicc, by ire.ilv, or hv llio sword nn I tlio iillu ! or.UI no iriiiimtiofthaScinhiolcs, of llio Creek, or llio Cherokee., of the CIiocMwj, mid of how tinny oihcr tiibea I cannot now slop to enumerate. m the piocessol lids violent nn i hearllcn operation, you have met wiih all the rcsistanco which men in sohclnleas a condilion n) lli.il of llio Indian trilies could make. Ol'lhe immediate cimns of the iv.ir we mo not joi fully info. oral i but I car yon will find Iheir. liko llio icmoier causes, all attributable in yourselves, ll is in llio last njoiues of a people, forcibly loin and driven fioni llio foil which they had infiei iicd from their fathers, and winch your own example, and ( xhorlaiions, nml instructions, mid tieaties had melted nioio closely to their hearts ; it is in llio last convulsive struggles cr their despair lliat this war lias originated ; nnd , u brings with it some poi lion of the retributive justice of Heaven upon our own people, it is our melan choly duly lo mitigate, as far ns llio public resoiir ces of the National noasury will permit, llio dis tresses of our own It Imbed and blood stifTeriit under the necessary consequences of our own wrong, I tti.tll vole for the resolution. V R 1 D A Y MORNING, J U N E 17. PJ33P JUS'S TIOKGT. rot president WM. II. HARRISON. FOB VICE rtlESlUENT - FRANCIS O HANGER. FOR GOVERNOR S I li A S H. J 3 IT S O 27, LIEUT. GOVERNOR, DAVID ill. CAMP, of Deiby. (0- Wo aie rentieflcc! lo say ill it Uoet. Wright of Afonlpelicr. Botanic I'livsicinn, will be in ibis Village to.moirow, (Snlurdiy; nnd will deliver a n Lecture upon the Botanic Sjslein, lit 5 o'clock in llio nfiernoon, at the Town Room. Congress. The dominant party wore determined to force through thsCommittcc of the whole on Friday last, if possible, the bills for the admission of Michigan and Arkansas, into Iho Union. Mr Van Huron wants thoso state?, and of course every thing now-a-days made to bend to tho as eistancc of Iho Presidential election. Tho minority however, were true to their cause, nnd t he House in consequence remained in session from 10 o'clock A. M., Thursday, until 1 1 o'clock A. M.. Friday. Using a sederunt of twenty five hours without in tcrmission. This is without precedent in iho history of the Legislation of Iho United Stales. Van Huron ought too seo, or his friends should give him to understand, that tho tyrrar.ny of parly may bo pushed so far ns to eventuate in civil war. Tho mi nority have rights which they will not see trampled into tho dust without resistance And whore would Mr. Van Huron bo in the event ofa bloody appeal to tho arbitrament of the bayonet. A S runny Freeman Mr Adims gave notice during iho discussion on Wednesday, in to the admission of Arkansas into the Union, that ho did not consider himself bound bv any compromise, and that, if no other member did, ho would move lo rc strict Arkansas from authorising slavery. I'rom the Boston Atlas. mi. VAN IIUHE.VS VOTI5 ON THIS BILL OF ABOMINATIONS. Wo had occasion to stalo somo timo ago tint Mr Van Buren was tho favorite Pres idential candidate ot Iho Northern Ahoh linnists. Wc inferred this from tho fuel that tho papors purporting lo bo friendly to Abolition, espoused the causo of Mr Van Buren. with ureal zeal ; and held him up lo public admiration as the antagonist of iho Slave Holders' Candidate. W know Mr Van Huron entertained notions as little settled on this subject as any other tint ho held opinions for certain markets nnd meridians, and that while he was bus mined in New England and Now York on f.'ie score of his Abolition principles, he was ;V : i r. .. ,i upueiu in uuurgiu uuu v iiiiuii us iuu uuu my of Abolition, and the committed friend nf Slavery. The discussion of his princi pics in tins regard is now fortunately sot nt rest forever. His non committal irnrnc will crvo his turn no longer ; nnd his white slaves of tho North will no longer dare to continue tho deception they have hitherto tillcmpted to practice. As tho Bill of Mr Calhoun, for which 1fr Van Buttn gave hit castiug vote, is ono of vital interest nnd importance, to the pcoplo of all sections, wc propose to present n cursory consideration of Us most odious features. Its provisions aro broad nnd gen eral. They maka it illegal for any Post Master to mail or deliver "any pamphlet, newspaper, handbill, or other naner.nrintnil or written, touching the tubjed if Slavery, addressed lo any person living in a Stato whoro tho circulation of such paper is pro. hibitcd by law." And this ofienco the bill proposes to punish by fine and imprison mcnt. The objections to this Bill aro manifold and obvious. It is indeed a Hill ok Abominations. What right has a Post Master lo know tho contents of tho papers which pass through his office .' Are wc living, or aro wo to bo dopmed lo live, uu dor tho curso of a Post Office Espionage ? And what justico is there in punishing a Post Master for mailing or delivering doc uincnts, of whoso contents ho can rightfully obtain no knowledge ? Hero is a dilemma for tho friends of the bill. If the Postmas ter examines tho contents of a paper, writ, ten or printed, he should bo dismissed for an abuse of his powers. If ho fail to cx- . . .. j . nn.-.pd I amino, anil tioiivcr aocuinuius lo ba incend.ary, llio Hill proposes m p" isli him by fino anil iinprisinniont. Ami then the limitations of tlio Hill. 18 provision extendi lo all papers, written or printed, touching (he subject of Slavery. And who is to decide in llio li Ml iintanco. how far such a tlncutnont 'touches tlio sub ject of Slavery ? Why tlio Postmaster a Cleric, and tho boys, who mail and dislri bulo tho papers. Any thin? which escapes their vi"i!unt supervision, lo cxposo their employer to lino and imprisonment ! Is there common justice or common senso in such an enactment as this ? And on what dala aro thoso Post Office Censors to prcdicato their judgment ? To what ex tont will it bo necessary for a paper to touch tho subject, in order to render it ob noxious to tho law! Mu-t tho word Sla very bo stricken from our vocabularies ? Most tlio Declaration of Independence lie a dead letter a prohibited pamphlet in nny stale which cuooscs in proscnuu u lini.iiiiin it nrnnnnnrna nil mnn hnrn vh tho unalienable right of Lirertv? Is not that touching tho subject of Slavery -and would Con"res3 bo justified in passing any law which should sustain a Stato in making it Penal for a Postmastorto mail or deliver tho Declaration of Independent ? Congress can make no law directly abridging tho freedom of speech or the Dress : and the papers and effects of the pooplc aro secured by '.ho Constitution from unreasonable seizure or search. Now what miro riaht have Conarcss to permit tho postmasters, deputies and clerks to scizo and search canars passing through the mail than thev havo to authorize oilier officers to search their houses for similar objection able documents? Is not the liberty ot tho nress abridsed. as effectually by a Post Olhce Uensorstnp, as oy any oiner : v nai matters it whether you abridge l!;at liborty by forbidding to print certain documcnts.or by making it penal, to circulate them? And if Congress havo no right to forbid tho printing of any documents touching tho subj'jct of slavery as such an act would be an obvious abridgment ot llio ireeuom of the press what right has it to subject officers of tho United Statci to punishment for not preventing their circulation? No law based upon a Post Office censor ship no law which even countenances bitch a search of tho mail as is supposed by the hill of Mr Calhoun, can be otherwise than odious to the pcoplo ol the U States. It authorizes a seizure and a search ot pa' pers and effects, forbidden by our Consti ttilton. It directly obrtdges tho liborty ol the press, guaranteed lo us by llio, same sacred character. It imposes duty on Post Masters which tho Constitution docs not warrant, and a responsibility to which they cannot be justly exposed. It erects in every village of the Slavcholding States a petty Inquisition, whoso officer may bo at once a dependent and a spy ot tho tjcncrai uov eminent. It increases ten Told tho power and importance or these Department ted oflicials, and while it renders them doubly obnoxious and dangerous to the people, may mako them doubly useful as instru ments of tho Executive. That the southern Senators should have generally voted for this law, wc arc not so inucli surprised ; ana wo wount oy no means impugn their motives in so doing. Urged on by tho rash and reckless courso of tho Aboliltonioniats; trntalco, exasperated, by their abusive attacks and inflammatory ap peals; feeling deeply that this interference with their domestic institutions is unwar rantable, unconstitutional, and unjust knowing that, if persisted in, it must incv itably result in a civil and scrvilo war, wc can hardly wonder that their excited feel ings should lead them to tho adoption of strongor measures than would bo approved by their moro deliberate judgment. But wo must confess that wo wore not prepar ed for tho humiliating spcctaclo that has been presented. Wo were not preporcd to sco a northern man, occupying tho second nlacc in the government, and candidate for Iho first, bartering the constitutional rights of the American people for tho contingent votes ot a couple o! slavcholding states. - Talk of bedition Laws nnd dag Laws there is no law which ever more disgraced the statute book ofa people living under a Constitution, than this Incendiary I'ublica (ton Bill; an J tuts law which has been en grossed for its final passage in tho Senate 11V THE CASTING V0TF. OF M.IRTIN VAN BUREN. Wo havo been uniformly and strongly opposed to the movements ol tho Aboli lionists. Wc believe them to bo in the last degree injudicious, unjust, unconstitutional, and not merely unavailing, but absolutely prejudicial to the causo ol emancipation Wo believe firmly that if it had not been for these northern agitations, slavery would havo been abolished both in Maryland and Virginia within ton years. Other States would havo followed her example : but now the prospect is more remote than cvor. Tho spirit nt tho south favorable to tho causo has been paralyzed, struck dumb, by the wild and reckless fanaticism of the immcdiato Abolitionists, It has been strip ped of power; if not driven by common interests, sympathies and dangers to a firm or alliance with the slaveholder. But while wc defend tho constitutional rights of the south, wo must not overlook thoso consti tutional rights which arc common to every section of the country. While wo would protect tho slaveholder to tho last tittla in all tho rights which tho charter of our Uu ion secures to him wo cannot consent to tho slightest infringement on tho General r ,,.".. V P . , 7 liiiiERTy secured bv the samo sacred in- strument. Wo can never consent to submit our guaranteed freetlnm. nt thp n rptt nn il freedom of unreasonable seizure in our na Tlltvi hhiI I 1 . I i . . W"; 10 mo adjudication ol these I'dal I . - ... ... . vuim Hinuisuora. wo will consent -v iu iiijhu swvei o the north, iwpi. In priueci uio slaveholders of the south. Wo will not consent even that the slaveholders v. iiiuwui snan protect thomselvcs, by sacrifico of our common inheritance! the wuii.iiiuuon oi mo United Stotes. And Vi "as neon mado by a can u...i !ur uio residency, on iho altar of Wo give bolow iho yeas aud nays in tho nnai action on the Bill, when by tlru gonor "my ui uio soutnorii Senators, and iheir unncn nf rinl.l ....... w . UNU uulV) lnQ iNnrih was saved from the evils which Buchanan, Wright. Tallmadge, and Van Daren wore so ready to fasten upon her ! YeA9 Messrs Hindi, Urown, Buchanan, Calhoun Cuthbott, Grundy, Kins ot Ala. Kin"ofGa, Mangntn, Moore, Nicholas, Porter. Preston Rives, Robinson, a an- Wnlkor VVhito. and Wright 19. Nays Messrs Benton, uiay,L,riiientien, n.ivu. Ew nrr of II inois. wwmg ot unio, Goldsborough, Hendricks Hubbard, Kent, Knight. Leigh, McKcan, Morris, Natidain, Nilcs. Prentiss, Rtigglca Shepley. South nnl. S-vift, Tipton, Tomlinson. Wall, and Webster 25. A DILL Prohibilins depulii hoslmaslers from rccciv mg or transmuting uirougii inc man to rtrv Stale, Terriloni, or Dtdrict, certain papers therein mentioned, we circtinHon of which, bu the laws of said Slate. Terri wry, or District, ma; tie pronwuca, ana for other purposes. lie il enacted by me senate ana muse oj Representative of the United Stales of Amer tea in Congress assembled, That it shall not bo lawful for any deputy postmaster, in any State, Territory, or District, of tho United Stales, knowingly to deliver to any person whatever, any pamphlet, newspaper handbill, or othor printed paper or pic torial representation touching Iho subject of slavory, where, by tbo laws of Iho said Stato, Territory, or uistrict, tneir circuin' lion is Drohibitcd ; and any deputy postmas ter who shall bo truilty tnereot, snan no forthwith removed from office. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That nothing in tho acts of Consross to establish and regulate tho Post Offico Department shall bo construed to protect any deputy postmaster, mail carrier, or other officer or agent of said Department, who shall know ingly circulate, in any stato, t erritory, or District, as aforesaid, any such pamphlet, nowspapcr, handbill, or othor printed paper or pictorial representation, forbidden by tho laws ot such State, Territory, or uis- rict. Sec. 3. And be it farther enacted by the authority aforesaid, That the deputy post masters of the oflices where tho pamphlets, newspapers, handbills, or otber printed pa pers or pictorial representations atorcsaid, may arrivo for delivery, shall, under the instructions of tho Postmaster General, from timo to timo givo nntico of tho samo so that thoy may bo withdrawn, by tho per son who deposited them originally to bo mailed, and if tho same shall not bo with drawn in ono month thereafter, shall bo burnt or otherwise destroyed. Washington, June G. The remainder of die papers called for by the House of Representatives in relation to the causes of llio Seminole and Creek hostilities, were com municaleu to ilay, nnd llio whom were ordered lo be printed. They will present a stalcmcnt of facts deeply involving the character of iliis government, ns n largo portion of both Houses now teennd feel. I he snliicci was under discussion lo (lav; and the Indian appropriation bill, including llio disputed lnnronnaiion ol a million ol dollars lor tno ioicioic icmoval oT llio hostile Creeks, was, this evening, ordered to a third reading. It was urged, in favor of iho immediate passage of tho bill, that whatever was the origin ol these wars, it was indiapensalily necessary lo biiug them lo nn end, nnd lo tako measures for the prevention of their recurrence. It nnncars troin documentary testimony, thai, under llio Treaty of I'nyne'a Landing, made with Iho seminolcs in ICJZ, (li.it Hie intra ngrceu lo re move to the West, on the condition ili.it Charley Emartla. nnd others ot their head men, should lirjl an out nnd explore the country, nnd m ike n report v , ..: . r . a r. - 1 : r . A ' . II, rCi.HIUIl IU II. J, 1 11 IIIU I UV,IIUII Ul llllfllIUII, it was lo be optional with the Indians whether to remove or not. Emartla nml Ins deputation ac cordingly went lolhe counliv, nnd instead ofolcv nig meir iu,irui;iiuii5, wuu iiiuuucii, uy uuuery uuu con option, to makon treaty continuing the licaty ol 1'avne s Landing. I hid fraudulent licaty was concluded nt Fort Gibson, in 1831, between llio Indian deputation and the Commissioners oT Ihc U States, the principal of whom was Jlr Sclicrmer horn. Upon tnc return ol hm irila.wnn his treaty, it was submitted to a council, who tore it to pieces, nnd immediately decreed the death of the traitor, who was forthwith taken out an l flint. Under this treaty or 1834, it was provided that ihc Senunoles should make restitution of certain runaway slaves nnd iheir issue. Ihc slaves had intermarried with the Indians, nnd thev thought it ralhcr hard, under n fraudulent licaty, lo give up iheir cliildicn na well as their lands ; but this government insisted upon the execution ol the treaty to the leller. and undertook to enforce it by aims with what result Is wen Known. I Here is no douut. mat, in the course of time, the chivalry of the Union will sue ceed in removing iho Indians at llio point ol the luyonel; but not wilhout n war of long continuance, nnd, on (he part ol the Indians, ol unexampled des pcrntion, It nppears that the Scminoles will be able to sustain the war fir u long lime : for, be. sides nn abundance of fijli, which thev shoot wiih Iheir arrows, they have an inexhaustible quantity of cassava unu oiucr roots. Washington. June 8 To-dav the admission of Aikansa nnd Michigan has been disciisscd.in ihc House, with great warmth nnd energy. The boundav riuestion. in which Ohio and Michigan havo long felt so deep and pervading nn interest, was, I iliink, laid upon the table. The 3uesliun coming lo Iho chnr, it was by Ilia chair ecided lli.it llio suliiect of llio iidmission of Arkan sas and of .Michigan should go lo tlio Committeo of the whole, tostlhtr. I his was done according v mid tho deba'o took a wide and unwarranted ranso miring uio remainder ol uio nlicrnoon. In llic Scnato the debate w.ia siiii'ularlv. nnima led nnd interesting. Mr Davis was cninhalie a gainst (lie bill of Mr Calhoun upon incendiary nub- ucuuons, ii9 useless anu no iturntgtng me ireeuom or Hie press, in Ills nnswer air U.illtoun was loud in Ins language ot Mate Hxehtt against federal nower But he could not make it appear lliat the mail wna to be subjected to the inquisitorial power which he would place over it, without a dangerous encroach inenl upon the constitutional rights of ihc citizens. .11 r llay was eloquent in Ins opposition, tie saw nothing useful in llio bill, nnd much that was of dangerons, and very dangerous precedent. His views were presented in his usually luminous lan eunje nnd forcible illustrations. nir weustcr wai powcrnii ulso in ins reasoning. and conclusive and convincing. lie was opposed lo llio wiiuiu uu, us u gru-s iiiiriiigeiueni u,un mo ireeuom oi me press, nna a gross suustiiuuon oi me : ...i. r i ., p.,.T. r.,- t,i.m.m nf .,in,Mriil tribunal, in n nu involving ihe rihts :.n,l i rnnerlv of American citizens. His Slieecll was satisfactory to every mind that was not colored in nrnin.li rn i"-j"u'-" I ... . A Washington, Juno u, Letters have been received hero stating that Dlack Hawk and another Chief equal ly potent, had sent Iho "War (Wampum)

licit" to tho north western Indians inus our Indian difficulties arc increasing. All tho missing Mails, with tho exception of thoso known to havo been iiostroyeu, navo arrived hero safe, through the Creek conn try. Thus wo havo something ot a picugo that hereafter tho chain ol communication botwocn tho North aud Sonlli will bo pro served. Ntw.llampthirc Senator.--Tlio Lcgisla turo of New Hampshire madu choice John Pago, Esq. of Haverhill, as Senator in Congress, to supply llio placo of Mr. Hill, resigned. Mr. Pago wan at Concord in attendance on tho Legislature, and im mediately set out for Washington. Michigan, A Washington letter-writer speaking of tho afiairs of Michigan as thoy exist at the Capital, asks "What does she get ? And what does she givo? Hor caso is that ofiioo men that wont to law. A lawyer, employed by ono of tho parties, addressed a note to a brother lawyer, employed by ono of tlio parties, speaking of their clients, ho says1' Here are two gecte : you pick one, and 1 will pick the other." Sho sacrifices cvory thing and gets nothing, Tho pooplc of that territory aro ignorant of tho management at this place- From (lie New York Couiicr nnd Enquirer. FURTHER PARTICULARS OF THE DE FEAT OF THE MEXICANS. Galveston Island, May G, 1830. Santa Ana had just fired Now Wash ington when news reached him on the 20th of tho oppoaranco of Texian troops. Ho was taken completely by surprise, and says, that as he had found all tho farms deserted, and could learn nothing of Gen. Houston, ho concluded all tho inhabitants had left the country. A skirmish only took place on tho 20th with a small detachment or scouting party, Houston koeping the main body in the woods under a hill whoro none could bo seen. Tho next day, the 21st, Santa Ana was quietly taking his siesta, when ho was awoko with nows of our op nroach. which ho sworo was a lie. Gen Cos had arrived alter a lorced march with Ircinforccment, about an hour or two be fore and was likewise taking his siesta. 3oino of the men wore sleeping, somo cook inr, some washing, in short in any situation but that of making preparation for battle, when they wero pounced upon by us at about 4 oclock, P. M. of tho 21st. Our troops marched up in front of tho cnomy on tho upon prairie, never firing a musket or rifle until within 80 yards. The enemy were posted behind breastworks and tlio woods, and commenced with their artillery at a distance of 400 yards. Our rtillery opened at 210 yards. When tho liar ere was sounded, wc rushed upon thorn; tho cry ol "tho Alamo and La Lialna ro sounding throughout tho lines. Tho ar. tiller v (ono piece only) was taken loaded, and when in tho act of being primed, and every artillerist put to tho sword who did not fly. Tho battlo lasted 19 minutes, and then commenced tho routo and slaughter. The poor devils of Mexicans would hold up their hands, cross themselves, and sing out, me no Alamo," but nothing could save them : the blood of our countrymen was too fresh in tho memory of our pcoplo to let one Mexican escape, until worn down with pursuit and slaughter, they commcn ccd making prisoners. Officers and all d; nunc daro attempt to stem the torrent Tho Mexicans threw uown their guns loaded and sought salety in every direction while our cavalry and infantry pursued and cut them down. Muskets and rifles were clubbed when they had not timo to reload and the brains of tho Mexicans beat out as they came up with thorn. The captain of auc of the companies of regulars pointed out ono ot his men who hrcd 19 rounds and used thrco muskets, two of them having got chnaked and he having broken their breeches over ihc heads of the Mexicans Vhc battle was fought i List above a place marked on tlio map lithographed last sum iner, in inow xorK, "McUormick?." The enemy wero driven and retreated until many wero lorced into tho water, which you will sco bounds tho land there. They ran in up to their necks and our riflemen wuuld shoot them in tho head. Santa Ana and Almonte in flying, plunged their hnrscs into a quagmiro wore thrown on and nearly suttocatcu bctoro extricated, lioth conttn ucu their ttight on toot. Santa Ana was furnished with a Ircsh horse on which he escaped ton miles further and was taken the next day in disguise. Almonte finding all was lost and fearing ail would bo cut to pieces, placed himself at tho head of 3 or 400 men, mado thorn form in a column, or 0 deep, throw down their arms, and then held up a white Hag and surrendered them at once to a small body of our troops who wero in pur-uit, and thoy wero all marched into camp togothor. Santa Ana was not recognized until presented to Gen, Houston whom ho cotnplimcntod highly, by saying "tho man who conquered tho Napoleon of tho south was born to no common destiny With banta Ana all his start were taken or killed. If any escaped, it was a captain of cavalry, and it is 6uppo3cd about ten others. There never was so complcto a defeat with so littlo loss on one 6idc. Ours consists of 3 killed on tho field of battlo, fivo died sinco of their wounds, and fifteen more wounded: in all 23 killed and wound oil. Tho Mexican dead woro strowed around for ten miles and must have amount ed to at least 600; as many,moro aro pris oners. Almonto says thoro woro 1200 Mex ican troops in tho engagement, the best they had. Wo mado iho attack with less than COO men. All Santa Ana's camn equippago, baggago of ovory kind, in short all that tho Mexicans had with them foil into our hands ; soma it or 10,000 in sou- There was sunnoscd to havo been $50,000 in cash in iho army chest. Tho gold part of it disappeared vory soon. some ol tho troops had lino pickings. Galveston Island, 10th May, IG30. I havo lhi3 moment parted with Santa Ana and Almnnto whom tho Cabinet tako with them lo Volasco, which, for a while, will bo tho seat of Government. Thoy aro both under great approhensions for their personal safety though I havo no doubt their lives will bo spared they disliko loav. ing hero very much. Santa Ana embraced mo in tho most cordial and affecting Mex ican manner on parting. Ho and Almonte were kept on board tho Invinciblo until the moment ol their departure. JNotwtthstand ing his crucltios, I could not help pitying iho President of Mexico as I cscortod him from tho sidu of tho vessel to tho steamboat. His eyes wore suffused with tears. The steamboat was crowded to ovcrflowiii!r music playing a quick American air smil ing laces an around, oven among tho ow of est classc?, who hit! lost their all. GEN. HOUSTON. A slory which appear to us somowhat strango is in circulation, that General Houston is about to bo deprived of tho command of tho Texian army, and that it will bo assumed by Gen. Hamilton, oi South Carolina. Of tho latter part of the story wo can say nothing becauso wo know .1 . .1 t- al.:1. it t.!rl.l,f imnrn noining, inougn wo innm a ,.K. bablc. For tho former there may bo some grouud in the fact that great dissatisfaction prevails in Texas at tho conduct oi uener al Houston. Tho following extract of a letter from thcnco.wtll explain tho causes.- Courier and Enquirer. "But for General Houston's unaccoun- tablo retreat, first from Gaudaloupo, then from tho Colorado, then from tho Brassos, nothing would havo boon destroyed. Tho position ho occupied on tho Colorado was ono whoro ho could havo maintained him. self and kept the enemy back 200 men to 1000; and when on tho urasso!,, no couiu havo prevented them from crossing, or des troyed the wholo ot'them as easily as they wero beaten on tho 21st. But ho retreat ed, and kept retreating, nnd report says, but for Iho determination of his men to re treat no farther, he would havo kept on to tho Sabine. Had ho moved one milo far thor towards tho Trinity, from Harrisburg, through tho upper route, wholo companies were determined on deserting him; so that in a measure no, it is Deiicvcu, was compel led to fight. Gen. II. is highly ccnenred. harshly spoken ot, and almost denounced bvsomo, even as a coward. All seem to unite in ODinion that thero was no necessity for his retrcatinrr irom llio Colorado onu much less for his retreat from tho Brsssos. Ho has not rotrieve'd his credit at all by tho late victory, although ho behaved brave, ly, was wounded in tho ancle, anu nau a horse killed under him. i no aiiack was well directed; but the routo pursuit was conducted by Iho Secretary at War. who was on the held, and who, on uenerai Houston's ordering a holt, when tho enemy began their retreat ordered the pursuit leading in a measure himself. Houston says he ordered a halt for tho purpose of forming and Drolccting their camp, wtiicn he conceived in danger Irom the enemy's reinforcements expected (but which had arrived previous to tho battle,) under Gen. Cos. Gen. II. further says that ho was justifiable in retreating from tho Colorado and urassos thai, although it was report ed ho had from 1200 to 2000 men, yet his wholo effective force never exceeded 500 men at those places when tho enemy was reported to have 2000 men." Liv erpool, May 10, 1B3G. The Civil War in Spain is virtually at an end, England has decidedly intcrlcrod against the Carlisle. On tho 5th of Mav, the Carlists were safely and strongly entrenched at St. Se bastian. They had a triple line oi dutcnecs, which they considered impregnable. They had been five months making these defen ces. I ho British LiCgion, led on by uen erai Evans, carried them by force in a few hours: It was tho lust limn the Legion had been in active service. The affair was as hot as any in modern warfare the con duct of the men was as cocl and courageous as if thoy had been cradled in the camp. Tho IjCcion, headed by iivnns, made n sortie on tho Carli-l lines at day break. They attacked in three division, and were thrico driven back by the dreadful fire of tho Carlists. A fourth time they dashed on, aided by somo Spanish regiments, and the fight continued, without much superi ority on cither. side, for seven hours, from 3 to 10 A. M. At this time. Lord John Hav came up with the Phoenix and Sal- mandcr steamers, and 1300 troops from Santandcr. Thev were instantly landed and reinforced tho Legion. The Phoenix then threw shells in the Carlisl lines. I'hcn came a dashing charge with havuncts, and the redoubt was carried by tho troops headed by General hvans tho Carlists Med were pursued little quarter was given llio Carlist generals wore almost torn to pieces and llio British entered St. Snh-is tian. Tho British and Spanish troops kil led and wounded wero 021 : 2000 of the Carlists were killed and as many more la ken prisoners. Tlio Washington Globe of yesterday contains a letter from Captain Duncan, at Fort Leavenworth, dated the IGlh May, which 6lalcs that war has already broken out on the southwestern frontier, and tht one of eight persons who had started from tho trading establishment of Messrs. Bent & St Vrain, had arrived at Eort Leaven worth, who stated that 23 days previous, llio party lo which ho belonged wero at tacked near tho Santa Ycctraco on the Arkansas river, about 50 miles below Cheatitos Gland, by a war party of Indians, who killed thrco ol their number. He thinks tho Indians wero of the Kioway tribe. He also states that a war parly of C liia ns and Arrapnhocs combined, had ar rived at Fort William with 22 tcalps which thoy had taken fmm tho Arrickarcs, near the south fork of tho river Platte. Tho letter further states that information was received from tho Rev. Mr. Berry, that a war dance had taken place at Ihe Upper Kcekapoo Village, about fivo miles from Fort Lcavonworth, at which there was great rejoicing at tho success of ihc Scminoles in Florida, and that tho Chiefs and Braves had boldly declared that tho timo was near at hand when the whites would bo entirely subdued, and tho red nvn again restored lo their country. A". Y. American. ACQUTTALOF ROBINSON. After a closo and unusually laborious in vestigation, occupying five days, this inter esting trial has at length been brought lo a close. Tho examination of witnesses ter minated on Tuesday about 12 o'clock, when tho summing up, on the part of the defenco, was commoncod by Mr Win. M. Price Mr Morris, for tho prosecution, followed in a short, but pertinent address. Mr Hoff man, at half past fivo, commenced tho de livery of ono of tho most eloquent, fervid, and affecting addresses that was over ut tered within those walls tho conclusion was particularly splendid. Such was'lhc force of his pathetic cloijuonco that there was scarcely a dry eye in the Court, or a bosom hut what heaved with emotion, in tho vast concourse that liitcncd to tho magic voice of iho speaker. Judgo Edwards clnrged the Jury at great length, recapitulating tho testimony, instructing tho Jury upon points nf Itw and Iho inferences to be mado from tho various ractsnnd circumstances which wore devel oped in the courso or Iho trial. He charg. cd them particularly in reference to tho testimony ol the dissolute Icmaics, wno nau given evidence in tho case ; directing them that whenever tho testimony of MrsTowns end, Emma French and Elizabeth Salter?, c3rne in collision with mat oi repuiao o witnesses, the former should bo set asido and disregarded. , At half past 12 o'clock, thejury retired ; and in 15 minutes tlioreaftor returned into court with a verdict of NOT GUILTY. Tho annunciation of the vordict was follow ed by a simultaneous burst of chcors frrm the spectators. From tho moment of tho arrest of the prisonor, up to the awful moment when tho jury woro to pronounce upon his life or death, ho never betrayed tho slightest emo tion. When tho jury returned to the court with their verdict, the prisoner was direct ed to stand up and look upon tho jurors. Ho did so with an undaunted front : but no sooner woro the words "not guilty" pro nounccd by tho foreman, than ho sank, overpowered by his feelings, upon the neck of his venerable father, and wept liko a child. Tho Court then directod that tho prisoner bo discharged ; proclamation of which being immediately mado, Richard P. Robinson wae set at liberty, and, in company with his father and Mr Hoxic, left the Hall. -JV. Y. Daily Adv. JYew Goods, As Cheap as the Cheapest and as good at the best the nimble sixpence 's better than the slow Shilling. J. W. WEAVER Corner of Maine ami Allen streets Winoo- ski City, cheap side, has returned from N. York with almost every article of wet and Dry Goods, Groceries for family use. Al so calicoes, Ginghams, two bales superior Sheetings ; thick Boots and Shoes ; Nuts; Lemons ; Oranges; congress Water and Provisions. Also a few barrels Pork. Colchester, June 10, 103G. REMOVAL. BENNS returns his thanks for tho liberal patronage he has received for C. tho last G years, and would inform the pub lic that he has removed across tho street opposite G. Moore's store, Pearl st. whero ho intends carrying on his business of TAILORING, and Clothes Cleaning; and having added verry much to his assorted stock, will sell cheap or exchange any kind of clothing, etc. Now and second hand clothes for sale. Two Sober men wanted. Thoo whose notes and accounts arc duo will oblige by paying immediately. Burlington, Juno 16, IG3G. POWDER. 60 kegs Powder, assorted qual ities, at manufacturers prices. T. F. &. W, L. STROJtQ. Juno 16. Dye Stuffs. 1 Kf)5, ground Cumpcochy Log-L,v-' wood, 100 do do Nicaragua. 100 do do Fustic. 50 do do camwood. 10 i!o do carccuia. 12 do do bar wood. 20 do do Madder. 25 do copperas. 15 do allum. 15 do. blue vitriul. 25 cotbiys do nil. 2 do argol. 2 do cream larlar. 2 bales nut galls. 5 coroons Indigo. Clothiers' brush es, tent hooks, and preps pipers. J. & J. II. PECK & CO. June 16. To Farmers. Scyths and Snalhs.hay Forks.Rakc?, Hoos, Shovels, Spades, cast iron ploughs, wool Twine, &c. T. F. & W. L. STRONG, June 16. Lint Seed OH. 500 gallons of fresh quality, by T. F. Si IV. L. STRONG. June 16, 1Q3G. FAIRBANKS' PATENT a constant sunnlv bv SCALES, UPPIV DV J. OJ H. PECK & Co. Arrents. Powder and Brooms. IQO KEGS of Powder, 50 Drv Corn lw Brooms, for sale by Juno 10. J. if J. II PECKSf Co. SCYTHES &c. rrdoz Warners warranted Scythes, t,v-' 30 do Sampson's patent Snathes. 50 boxes Indian pond Stones Juno IG. J, S( J. II. PECK St. Co. Paints and Oils. 10 000';, white Lead. 10 bbls Venc. tian Red. 10 do American Yellow. 10 do French do. 15 do Spl's. Turpentine. B do Gluo. 2000 glls. sperm Oilwinter and fall strained. 500 do Refined do. 15 Bbls Linseed Jo, by J. Si J. II. PECK & Co. Juno 16, 1836. Tobacco and Snuff. a KEGS Plug Tobacco. 15 Boxes Cavendish do. 30 bbls Lorrillard Chewing and Smoking Tobacco 70 Jars Lorrillard Maccaboy SnutT. 5 bbls do Scutch do, for salo by J. &. J. II. PECK &. Co. Juno 17 FRUITS 50 Boxes bunch Raisin. ic Kerrq Malarr An. in rtnlna Al i. oiiiiuuua. u do Madeira Nuts. 0 do Brazil do r, ,tn Filberts. 50 drums Figs. 12 Cases Lemon syrup, 10 do Pepper Sauce. 2 do Geneva Citron. 2 bbls Zanlo Currants. h June 1G. a rr. rvrn J . x u, a, i-KUK & Co. Flour. fi HOUSE & Co. Family Flour and a V' VaJc,y of wostcrn brands, rursale by Juno 17- J. J. H. Peck & Co. Drugs and Medicines. A FRESH and well sollccted slock now receiving by J. & j. n. pECK fc Co. Burlington, June 17,

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