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V ION if HE KALI)Nrt* lork, NudiU), April IS, 1843. Ilrrdd L.l*crmrjr Depot. All the new end cheep literary publication! of the day hi* for tale, wholr?uit ,md retml, at the Hekald Orrua, ' ?' ?? "*'* vv.uv. v? huh pinion hit en. The Htwly Found Nop of th< Boundary 1.1 ne? meeting of tile Historical Society Lost lCvenln^. The announcement that the map recently discovered amongst the papers of the late Mr Jay, would he exhibited at a public meeting of the Historical Society, and that the President, the venerable Mr. Gallatin, and Daniel Webster, would oiler some remarks on it, attracted an immense audience in the Cliaj>el of the University last evening A great number ol the literaii ol our city were present. The galleries were filled by ladies, many of them very beautiful, and all distinguished by that literary taste which is so characteristic of the ladies of New York. The Chapel was completely filled, aisles and all. Ample accommodation was, however, made for ?ur reporter by the polite librarian ol the Soeietv. I At eight o'clock, Mr. Gallatin and the Hon. Daniel Webster entered the Chapel and were received with deafening applause. The "Jay Map"?a large map of North America, was suspended above the Chair. Mr. Gallatin then commenced reading n long and elaborate dissertation on the boundary question, in the course of which he gave the history of the "Jay Map," and described it with great minuteness and clearness. It seems that this map was one ot thosa laid before the Commissioners who drew up the treaty of Paris in 1783, and an it the disputed boundary is represented by a red line marked "Mr. Oswold's line," in the handwriting of Mr. JayMr. Gallatin's dissertation occupied about two hours in the delivery, and was listened to with the most patient and marked attention. After Mr. Gallatin had concluded, Mr. Wra. H. Lawrenco made some remarks on the value and importance of the map, and concluded by expressing the request of the members of the society that Mr. Webster would honor the meeting by some remarks. Mr. Webster responded to this call, and delivered a speech of great interest and importance, in which he reviewed the whole subject of the negotiations which terminated in the Washington treaty, and pointed out The inferences to which the newly discovered map led, and the additional light which it shed on the questions connected with the controversy settled by the treaty. Mr. Webster's speech was received with the greatest applause. We shall give it verbatim to-morrow, the late hour at which the meeting of the society terminated, rendering it impossible for our reporter to write out his short hand notes in time for tlii8 day's paper. The speech is, in many respects, im porfanf, and will be read with the greatest interest. Ald'rman Benedict, one of the members of the society, proposed a vote of thanks to Mr. Gallatin and Mr. Webster, with the request of the society that those gentlemen would furnish copies of their addresses. The greater part of Mr. Gallatin's address was read from printed copy, and is already in 1 course of publication by the society. We shall ' have great pleasure in furnishing the society with our ' copy of Mr. Webster's speech, an act of kindness which the Hon. gentleman himself could not per- 1 form, as he spoke without notes and without previous preparation. Look out, then, for to-morrow's Herald. OtjR Laws and lusrrrtrrioNs.?In this country our ' constitution and laws are our king and regal family. To them we pay our loyalty, and render our homage And when the time comes that the law no longer commands res|?ect and reverance?when it iB no longer administered with promptness, energy, and integrity?or, when its strong arm is paralysed by cunning devices, or by pecuniary, political, r distinguished influence?or, when its agency is wholly superceded by the intervention of private and illegal redress, then is our republican throne in danger, and then may we expect the faith of the people and of the world in oar institutions will be Mimcn. ine recent tragedies wnicn nave ueenenacted even in our halls of legislation, and the late administration of justice in New Jersey, are illustrations of our meaning. They should lead sober n?n to reflection. Departure op Gen. Welch's Olympic Company. ? Yesterday afternoon, at four o'clock, Messrs Welch Ac Delavan's extensive Olympic troupe were to embark at the foot of Dock street, Philadelphia, on board the steamboat Ohio, for Baltimore. The men, women and children attached to the company, with the horses, their equipments, and the properties, Jcc. of this large establishment, will fill nearly twenty care. We bespeak for them in Baltimore a warm welcome, and we trust that the worthy and enterprising proprietors will realize a handsome reward during their sojourn there. Westchester Oyer and Terminer.?This Court adjourned on Friday evening, having disposed of all the Prize Fight cases A man named Wm Porter of Gennessee county, was tried and sentepced to Sing Sing for five years, and two black fellows for ' three years, forstealing a yoke of ox"n. The Court then adjourned till the November term A s|>ecial 1 term of the Circuit Court will be held in June to trv 8 the claims against the Corporation of this city for in- , jury to property in Westchester county by the break- j ing ?l the Croton Dam; and the Special Sessions j of the county will meet in May. Thk Streets ?The election is over?the ice and snow are all melted away?the Croton water is pour- < ing forth from the hydrants in all parts of the city? and now what reason can be assigned lor not cleaning the streets 1 The mud and filth in some parts of the city are actually a foot deep, and renders them almost impassable, even for horses. Who are the sureties for the contractors, to see that their work is well and faitnfully do e ? We believe the bond is #20,000. We shall enquire into it. i Valentine's Little Manual ?This delightful little work is in very great demand, as the almanacs say, " about these days." Among a rich and valuable variety of statistical and other information per- , lainintr to the city and its administration, it contains a complete list of all the Corporation offices, with the salaries annexed. We ho|?e bibles and prayer book'- will not be even temporarily forgotten. It may be obtained of Messrs Gould & Banks. Fourier's Social Science.?We hardly know whether to call this a disease, or a quack medicine. In one form or the other, however, the people of Bangor, Maine, are just beginning to take it. A meeting of ps friends, for consultation, was to be held at IT I ?eane's office last Thursday SomrK atthf Tabfk!*aci.e Last Evtnino ?This , tfrniwrarice oelebration w* tolerably well a'tended. The weather im?ht have prevented a lull house, or the temperance folks iffht have \ oted a split ticket. There were about a thousand people present. Mr. Kuaaell, and Professor Greenbank acquitted thempelves with their usual ability. aho Sttrpuck?The Rev C. B. Parsons, lormerlya distinguished Tragedian, is now preachon. tithe Ninth street Methodist Church, in Cincinnati, lo lariji audiences lyrrkht *?amiii.i>k*.?It ih said that the absconding IShipman was a victim to this practice It is jiretty certain thai it leads to Te*ae hrst, and thence to?part* unknown. * 1 BiraiNxs*?The city is lull ol country merchants fsotn ul>ri.n/l Voui ? f ? ? - J Him ru?ni?ria hviii ip ilir lime TO flu* j vertiot. m Cmxi hnoh a>'d the Miekks Ct'mmino are receiv- 1 ed bv 'be Moafnoiane with Rreat enthusiaam i \' h . i h i ii? ?v?y frum the Miulli, playiuh in nit rmeduli* j-lacee Wonderful EiplMlon at Slnf Sin* State prt. . on?a Drflelt In llie V?ar'? * tpfn?f of | $0S,000!l!?Turn out of the Kreptm-An- j tlctpatrd Kick|i(' of nil the Convicts?It x(inordinary Lnlrrt from Monroe K4wards? Klrh 1>?v I >pment? In PI >anee. Politic*, Pliant Philosophy and Bijouterie*. By ihe steamboat Columbus, Captain Stone, one of the m?>si gentlemanly commanders of the many on the North Hirer, .we were landed at Sing Sing vesterday morning, and in a lew minutes atter, under the escort of that valuable officer A. M. C. Smith, stood within the walls of the massive prison. We there tound John W. Edmonds, Esq. one ot the recently appointed Inspectors, wadingthrough the financial concerns ( the establishment, and was astounded to hear before we left that they had been so miserably managed during the Seward dynasty, that the new Board of Inspectors have been compelled to send a statement to the Legislature asking tor an appropriation of $44,000 to sustain the Institution for the fiscal yenrto September next, or 000 until the next session of the Legislature. Mr. | Lock wood, clerk of the prison, will proceed to Al bany this day to present the disastrous condition of the finances of the prison, and as the Legislature intends to adjourn this week, prompt and efficient action will be necessary on their part. When the Democratic Inspectors were removed, some three years since, they had not only so carefully and ecomically managed their affairs so as to pay all expenses of the prison, but had laid by a surplus of $74,000 to the credit of the institution. The whole ol this has been swallowed up by the Seward Ins|>ector8, and those now appointed have been compelled to apply to the general fund of the State for aid. With such inefficiency in that department, there is every reason to believe that it extends through the whole institution, and will na doubt be developed as soon as the new keeper and agent have been appointed, and commenced their labors. The new Inspectors,consisting of J. W. Edmonds, of New York; Thornton M. Niven, of Newburgh; Henry Harris, Henry Roman, and Isaac Birdsall, of Westchester county, have commenced their duties, and meet this week to make the important appointments of principal keeper, agent, deputy keepers, guards, matron, physician, and chaplain. The salary of the keeper and agent is fixed at $1200 per annum, the former being supplied with house rent, and an excellent garden. Twenty-six deputy keepers receive $550 per annum, and the same number of guards at $30 per month, finding themselves; the chaplain and physician receive $500 per annum, without any other perquisites. There are numerous applicants for all these situations, and we suppose that the five Inspectors will, as usual, each claim the appointment of five deputy keepers and five guards, and then make a general ballot for the other officers. Unless they are cautious in their selections, and nlace hack some nf tha old rtanntioo who were removed by the Seward Inspectors, they may risk trouble or commencing their administration. There are now confined in the prison the large numberof 776 male prisoners, and 76 females, making 852 in all, and among them many of the master spirits of rascality of this age, who know enough to jump at any advantage that may be taken by ignorance or inattention on the part of new keepers Therefore, the great necessity of appointiag active, efficient, and capable men for these important places. Contrary to all reasonable anticipation, the female prison has more convicts than there are cells to accommodate them, and if they continue to increase with the rapidity they have for the past few years, it will be necessary either to erect a new building or an addition to the present one. A large number of the female convicts are engaged in the reeling and manufacturing of silk, and the superintendent showed ns a number of specimens of woven silk and floss that appeared equal to imported. In taking a view of the immense stone quarries connected with the prison, we found Yankee Sullivan hard at work, as merry as a cricket, and as hearty as a buck. On speaking of his probability of pardon by the Governor, he expressed an ardent wish to be at large, and thought that the heavy punishment in tie:-'d op him, while others quite as guilty had escaped for a few huudrcd dollars, was more severe than just. The recent result at the Court of Oyer an J Terminer at Bedford, in the other cases, will no doubt prompt Governor Bouck to grant him a pardon on the same conditions that Gov. Seward did Col. Webb?that is, that he shall not engage or assist in any future prize fight. Charles F. Mitchell, ex-member of Cengrese, was busily engaged superintending his gang of whitewashers, and looked the very picture of health and activity. He anticipates a pardon during the summer. William Dingier we found busy manufacturing files to imitate the English article, and Jem Edgerton and Jerry McDonald in the same apartment Otis Allen has improved in health while engaged at carj>et weaving; and Thomas Rector, of Albany, appeared as full and round asBarnum's fat boy. Tappan, Ezra White, Young Cook of Brooklyn, and numerous others, known conspicuously, caught our eye as we passed, and all seemed in the most >erfect health and fullness The fare, although :oarse, is of good quality, and, with daily labor, it s rare that any prisoner does not eat his full allowince, and many devour double rations. On entering the shoemaker's shop, we found Col. Monroe Edwards busily engaged in stitching boot egg, but he appeared to be aware that we knew of lis recent failure to escape, and was therefore sly md shy in looks, and converse. On enquiry from the keeper, we ascertained the following particulars relative to his attempted escape and arrest, and also copies of the rich and racy letters Riving hints of his intended suicide and application to Thomas F. Marshall, his former counsel. for funds, to aid in his rsoane. Thev will be found to be altogether the richest batch of letters upon finance, land speculations, piety, pliant philosophy, patience, perseverance, and politics, that have yet appeared. They throw the old systems of financiering entirely into the shade. Edwards' life has been a financial romance, and should be dramatised forthwith. Why don't some one write his life 1 Sing Sing is no place for Edwards. It might not perhaps be quite safe for the community to let him out on " speculation," but he should at all events be let out on bail, conditioned to go through the country delivering lectures upon pliant philosophy, and the other subjects above named. What crowds he would draw?and under the patronage too of " our own Harry Clay, Crittenden, Morehead,the old Lion of the Hermitage, Gov. Polk, Geo. M Dallas, Gov. Porter, Ate <tec., and last though not least, Ex-President Van Huren himself, who is here on the spot." And yet, all these |H>werlul and commanding talents, ignominir>u?lv cooked up in gratings, and condemned either to " ojien a carotid artery," or else to stitch boot legs It never will do; something must be done? we must have the lectures?and it Edwards can't be bailed out, we must get up a class to go to Sing Sing, and persuade the authorities to allow him to lecture through the grate. A rrfmptkd Escape of thk Cowvict Monbor Edwariis ?An attempt wan made on Wednesday last, by the convict, Monroe Edwards, 4ht great forger, to mMlie his escape trom the prison at this place. His plans were well laid, |lUt frustrated by the vigilance and watchfulness of the officers of the institution, whose suspicions were excited sometime since by circumstances which will ap|>ear in the sequel. The agent of the orison received a note ir(,m Hon Thomas F. Marsh"!!. member of Congress from Kentucky, one of Edward's counsel nt his trial in New York, some months since, inclosing a letter, written in pencil mark, which was dated at Sing Ping, the 2d of January, 1M3, and signed hy Monroe Edwards?and which letter Mr Marshall inlormed Mr. Sevrnonr he had received through the . tost office. This letter of Edwards', detailing his ntended operation*. ??king to borrow fifty dollars lo enable hi in to r irrv h tm "> ?cape mto exeu'inn. and dir-C oig Mr M.-r-hvl to forward the i o v to Mr Role rt P. Sli'iilell, who is the con < .i'i ,i eat in the -hoc simp in winch Edwards i-1 outined, will be found bsiow. Resides this, Ed % ?"" miu TTiincu Bcvcrm omer p*iiers. wnicn ne was permitted to do by the officers of the prison upon the plea that he wanted to write on business, among which was a pretended power of attorney directed to " K. R. Willis, Esq. attorney at law. New Orleans," in which Edwards speaks of his vast p >ssessions in Teias and other places, and various other matters and things, all calculated to fill the mind ot tin unsuspecting and gullible with the idea that Edwards was one of the wealthiest men in all creation. These letters were undoubtedly written lor effect, and to carry out the plot wliicn he was then hatching; and being looked upon by the officers of the prison as only u continuation of his grand scheme of humbug and deception, were not mailed, hut suppressed. This pretended power ol attorney will be found below. On Wednesday morning last, Mr. Powell, while on hall duty, at breakfast time, took from Edwards a letier, addressed to Messrs Seymour, McDuffie and Van Zandt,(which will be found below) stating that the writer, Edwards, had, for reasons stated, made up his mind to throw himself in the river. Van Zandt is the keeper in the shoe shop where Edwards works. About 5 o'clock in the afternoon, Edwards, pretending to be sick, asked leava to go to the Hospital, and was observed to go in that direction. But about the time of closing the prison, the alarm was given that a convict had jumped into the river. One convict, a black, stated that he saw the man jump in the river?that he reached a pole to him, hut that he refused to take it, and went down, and that the man was Monrae Edwards. Edwards' cap was found on thf string piece at the dock, in which was found the following note: (Copy of a letter found in Edward'* cap:) The keeper on guard this morning.took from me the letter avowing my intention. Tha deed is now done. M. EDWARDS. To Messra. Seymour, McDnfle and Van Zandt. Upon the alarm being given, guards were stationed in every direction in and about the prison, and the river at the Dock was raked to recover the bodv if it should turn out that Edwards had actually drowned himself?which, however, was contrary t? the general impression. Thorough search was made throughout the prison, and men were sent ofl in various directions, while the Sing Sing guard and the prison guards were kept on the watch during the night. The next morning, about ten o'clock, Mr. Van Zandt, the keener, thought he would examine further, and upon looking under a bench in one corner of the shop, which had not for some time been used, but which was part way boarded down at the side and ends, found, upon a board which was put up like a shelf ui>on cleats nailed to the siding of the bench, Mr. Monroe Edwards, stowed away as snugly as a mouse, with a nice little supply of crackers, cheese, cakes, and brandy! A lot of boxes had been piled up around the bench, by some person after Edwards had been secreted. Mr. Van Z >ndt very soon brought the drowned man from his snug quarters, before he had time to wink. Mr. Van Zandt gathered up the store of eatables, Sec., and look them to the different stores in the village for identification. The articles were identified, some at one place and some at another, as articles sold the day previous to Robert P. Shortell, the contractor's agent above alluded to. Shortell was thereupon arrested, and braught before Justice Charles Yoe, before whom an investigation of the case was had. Albert Lockwood, Esq., appeared for the people. and R. R. Voris, Esq., for the prison er, Shortell. The substance of the testimony adduced was the identification of the articles sola to Short-veil and found with Edwards?the proof of the direction on the envelope of Edwards' letter to Mashall being in the handwriting of Shortell?Shortell's intimacy and frequent long conversations with Edwards in the shop during working hours?Shortell's habit of being in the shop and making fires early in the morning before the arrival of the keepers at the prison, ! which practice he had suspended the preceding week, however, but that on Wedneseay morning, Shnrfpll urac aomn i n t ko chnn on/i Ko/1 made, at an unusually early hour, sometime before the keepers came to the prison, <fcc. After a full investigation of the matter, Shortell was committed to appear at Court. Th a Justice not being empowered to allow bail, Shortell was brought before the Supreme Court Commissioner, A. Lockwood, Esq , and required to give bail in the sum of $2,000?two good sureties of $1,000 each ?Shortell succeeded in procuring the necessary bail, and was accordingly released from the custody of the officer. And now for Edwards' letters, which are rich, rare, and racy. The following is the letter taken from Edwards on Wedneseay morning, by Mr. Powell, the keeper:? (Copy of a letter taken from M. Bd wards :) Aran. 6th, MS. OiirrLiHKS? My life ha* become so burdenaome to me here, I can endure it no longer. The ordinary evils of the place are so augmented at preaent by a painful malady, that I am fearfully admonished that my reason itself is tottering. Before I become a confirmed mnniar, and while yet I have a lucid moment, I have resolved to throw myself into the river, and thus put an end to life and its miseries. I am the ^ctim of a conupirac whose malignant persecution has reached me even in thisjdroad abode, for in the last few days the Prison Doctor has made several attempts to poison me, and he has doubtless been bribed to do so by my persecutors. With these my last words I swear I am entiruly innocunt of the charge forwhick 1 was convicted, as wall as those made against me. Heretofore I have given you but little trouble, and I hope to give you less hereafter. I have a solitary request to make, it is if my body is recovered that it may be interred until such time as my family, who reside at adistanca, may have time to claim it I am, yours, fee., M. EDWARDS. To Messrs. Seymour, McDuffie and Van Zandt. The following is Edwa.ds'letter to Hon. Thomas F. Marshall, sent back by Mr. Marshall to the Agent of the Prison i Sitso Snvo, N. Y. 3d Jan'y, 1943. Dear Sir? The new Jocofoco Governor ot this State is inaugurated to-morrow, and it is known he will turn out every Whig in office, including the keepers of this prison, whose term expires on the 16th inst, and on that day they will be su ? jr?CM,?, |ll?,?n? W IUC, IU?1 II I would give him ft,000 acres of land in Texas, and defray our joint expense* to that country, he would restore me to my liberty, and accompany me thither. I am here without a dollar, and no friend or relation nearer than Kentucky. Yon will doubtless think it atrange that I should call on you for a small accommodation, when I air ady owe you >400, but I do thia for the very reason that 1 will thereny the aooner be able to pay yon Thus?you recollect the story of my having a colored Mistress at Thila delphia. This was true, but the s'ory about baga, clo'hca. waa not true. The girl la a very fair, almoat white, quadroon, and very prptty, a voluptuous figure, and exactly such a creature as we amorous men would glory in tor a bed fellow?1 kept at her lodgings a part ol my effects, and amongst others, a bnnjtUerit case, containing 3 miniatures, several rings, scarf pins, he, and in a secret drawer, known only to myself, 16,000 in Bank notes. At the time of my arrest Lowns liVox tried to induce the girl to go taN.York to appear at my trial.and she wisely induced them to think she would, in order to gain time to leave the city, which she did In a few days, for aa a-ylum In the country, where the haa been so secure ever since that no one, fi lend or foe, cauld sea her. Shortly after the termination of my trial, being disappointed In getting funds from the source I expected, I sent F.verts to Philadelphia, tailing him that the girl had a valuable case of mine containing valuables, but did not tell him about the money. He spent a week, aided by Dallas and Oilpin, and though he saw a negro man,who was formerly a si tve of mine, who knew wherp she was, he declined to let Kverts see her, telling him that ho believed they were all trying to rob me, and that thoy wished to use the girl in some way to aid them, but that she was in twelve miles of the city, and no white man but mysell should see her. This negro fellow once soved my life, and I emancipated him. He is perfectly devoted to me. and would nortl his life in a moment In serve m?- Therefore, ifl can get to Philadelphia. I caa command the $6,noo in 48 hours after, for I will have no difflty in finding Alice, and in her I have the utmost confl. dence, aa I have known her intimately for fi yeari, during the wholeol which time ahehaa be** devoted to me. The reason I have not done something to pay you waa simply because I could not. My poor mother, last year, very unwisely mortgaged the whole of her property to raise $3,. AOO for my trial. She v as promised at the time as much as $10,000, if she should want it, but noaoonerha l my trial terminated as it did, than the mortgagee declined to advance another rent, and unless I ran nay the debt by the |?t of April. '43 negroes, a fine little plantation, stock, kc., must be sold for a mere song. Hence my inability to pay you and Mr. Crittenden. The time is so brief between now and (he 10th inst.. 'tis literally impossible to get a remittance from Kentucky or Louisiana, and it is under theae circumstances I ask you to loan me ? With that sum I ran buy a cheap suit of clothes, which are essential, and the balance will pay the way ofC e, and myself to Philadelphia Once there, I can command my mother's property, and still enough tn put it in my power ta send C e to Texas, and to make 6 or 8 of thosedamnel villians who have conspired to ruin me, smell the blue Maxes of h ? 1. 1 will show them a caper they little dream o<, lor Qod knows I am certainly the vie. tim of a conspiracy, as any man ever was, but I ??k no odds if I csn get mv liberto . I alone can redress all mv wrongs If yon can oblige me in this matter, and tognard againat any accident that might hefal m?, I herewith hand yon nn order on Benj. Oray lor the annont which he will pay at tight. The perion who made the proportion to me ia moat anaiont for ita accompiiahment, and he can, by virtue of hit office, effect it withont any trouble, without canting the akghteat auapicion. There cannot he a doubt ol ita failure, if I can get enough t# buy a anit of clethca, and to get an offing from the place, and to turely at I live, what T te/1 yon can be accompliahed. If yon think fit to tend me the amonnt, you can do to aafelv in a Treaaury, Va , ?r Balt'o Bank note, mcleted in a lettet to me, (or if you lo notchooae to write) In a blank ahaet, wealed and enveloped to the ad. dreat of Rohl. P. Hhnrtel), Eiq , Sing Sing, New York.? Mr. Bhortell ia a reapertablecitixen of the village, who, with hit amiable lady, have been moat kind to me, by furniahing me with flahnela and other necewariea, without which I mint have died thia cold weather, lie viaita the Priaon almoat every day, and I aliall be. aure to receive any tiling from you that cornea, at he bringa my lettera lo me the moment he geta them, and I am a,lowed to write here to who I pleaae, hut only allowed pencil and paper. with the hope that you will find it in yaur breaat to at. tor t me the meant nl once again teeing light ami liberty, I h i'l lie m ii atiite thiit may he imagine I hut not deac.ri bed, till I hear Irom you. iu you are the only loop on w hich I can hang a hope, in the time allowed?itf.it were longer, I could get the ?um without trouble. Hopmg to t hear from you at the earlieit convenience, I ( I am, deal air, youro'bt aervt. It Mnwuni' irnwanna I And here comes the "plenary power of attorney," to "R R. Willie, Esq., Attorney at Law, New Orleans,"which is a, document in lull keeping with the conduct and character of this most bold, daring, dexterous, and accomplished forger and consumale villa<n:? Siso Siao.N. Y., Nov. 18,184J. Mr Vautid Fmeud? I hint wrote to you from the city, the Jsy prior to ray leaving there, and at the time f wrote that letter it was ray lull intention to have opeurd the carotid artery, but I was prevented from so doing, by the unparalleled, unheard of, an<l unexampled tyranny of Judge Kent, who, in the exhuberance of hia wisdom, denied me the privilege of a week, or even a day, to arrange my business in. Thus circumstanced, I have no remedy but to impose upon you the task of endeavoring to bring to a close my complicated affair*. With this view, I have herewith forwarded to you a plenary power of attorney, and I will endeavor to give you all the infoimation I can, without being able to have my notes, memoranda, and papers before me; and as I speak from memory only, you must make every allowance for me. My affairs in Texas, as you know, I put in the hands of McKinney, at his own solicitation, and 1 fear he has proven a bad agent, if not a dishonest one. Although he has not written to me for some time, his brother James sent me a copy ot a letter Irorn Robert Lowns, counsellor at law of Brazoria, in which he stated that the suits of Knight k Co. vs. me, had been terminated in my laver, and that the suit ol Dart would share the same fate. Lowus was the lawyer of Dart, and hence he may be regarded as an oracle in this case. The amount of property involved in the suits of Knight k Co. and Dart, amounted in the aggregate to about $300,000, and consisted of upwards of two hundred negroes, worth about $1,000 each, the most valuable and i extensive cotton estate in all Texas, lying on the River ( Ssn Bernard, and containing 4,444 acres, or a Spanish league of three miles square. In 18S7, this plantation was assessed at $43,000, and I paid taxes on it at that rate. 1 In the same neighborhood was another plantation, known ' by the name of the Pentacost estate, also on the San l Bernard. I bought it in 1838 for $13,000, and alter I i improved it,it was assessed in 1837, $37,000. There was | also on the sane estates, a valuable stock, consisting of j

about 1400 head of cattle, upwards of 100 mules and horses.besides some thirty or forty yoke of oxen, cotton gins, mills, and in short, every fixture and implement requisite ? to carry on said plantations. This constitutes the most available of the property which was in contest between j Knight fa Co., Dart and myself. They, however, in their j suits, sequestered all of my property in that country, and t the decision of the suits in my favor, of course releases , it all at the same time. The next most valuable of ray , property in Texas consists of an undivided fourth of what is called the Guerera Grant. This is a large grant of 11 1 leagues, or 49,888 acras. It is situated in the most popu- ' lous part of the county of San Augus'in, on the River ! Attoyae, and running into what is called the Agish I Bayou settlement. Tnis tract is owned jointly by | Colonel F. Thorn, General Philip Soublett, General Sam- \ uel Houston and myself, my part being one-foui th of the whole. In 1837 it was assessed at $130,000, and so charged in my tax list, I paying on $30,000. There'is next a very < valuable tract of land in the county of Bostrope, lying on the Colorado River, containing a league of 4414 acres, originally granted to Pevton R. Splons, and by him conveyed to me in 1836. Consideration $3 per acre, $8,888 This tract is said to be now very valuable, as it is not far from the new seat of government, and in a growing and populous part of the county. The next is a half league lying on the San Jacinto, I think in Montgomery County, origin illy granted to Gev. James W. Robinson, and sold by him to me in 1838?consideration $6000. This is an undivided half of a league, and I believe the Governor still holds tha other half. The next is five leagues of land lying on Red river above the ratt, 'ocated at Sassafras Point, and on the Sulphur Fork, and are said to be the most desirable cotton lands in that region, and upon them is several very valuable plantations. These lands were considered very valuable, and can bo soon brought into market. Then I own a joint interest with Col. Thorn of Nacogdoches, 8 leagues on the Angeline, Natchez, and Attoque rivers, and in addition to the above towa.an undivided half of 3 leagues ->n Red river, the other part being held by a Mr. Florence of New Orleans, who lives at the corner of Camp street and Jackson square?I don't recollect his first name. Also the undivided half of 33 leagues of land, lying on both sides of the Trinity river, theo her half being owned by James Prentiss, of NewYork, Gabriel Thompson, ol Point Coupie, aad the estate of Don Franeisco Madiero. besides about 30 or 30 head rights, and a large amount of the Nashville Company scrip, and some governmeot scrip that still remains enlo eaten, mere are authenticated copies 01 tne titles ot nearly all of the above named lands in my trunxs at Philadelphia, and they are all properly recorded in the diderent offices of record in Texas. Lewis P. Cooke, my former agent in Texas, will he able to furnish you with copies of all the papers you may want. There are also among my papers some 68 or 80 certificates of stock, of the San Leon Loan Company, some deeds for lots in Houston. Brazoria, Velasco, Austin and Matagorda, all of whiceyoucan dispose of as you think fit. Somaofthem, I believe, are valuable. I also left in suits in Texas claims amounting to about $46,000, chiefly upon the best men in the County, and in order to get the facts in regard to these suits, if you will call on Frederick A. Sawyer, Esq., now of New Orleans, he was formerly one of my lawyers ia Texas, he can give you much information in regard to my affairs, and he can also advise you who to correspond with in Texas as an efficient agent, since it is clear to me that we will have to drop McKinney. The fact is, he has too much business of his own to attend to, to look after that of any one else. Leaving you to get all the information you can from the persons and sources I have named, I now proceed to those affairs nearer home. First, I bought of W. B. r. Oaines in 1937, a number of building lots in the City of Mobile, and it appears upon an investigation ot the'title, that there was a mortgage executed by one of the former owners, under which the saiil lots have since been sold. Now this Oaines was the agent of Col. Nathaniel A. Weir, a very wealthy citizen of Natchez, and I am truly glad, therefore, that the titles are worthless-, for as it was a full warrantee, Oaines and Weir are both liable to me for the consideration money, interest and damages. As well as I recollect, the consideration was abeut $45,000, and as the property has materially deteriorated in value, the forty-five thousand, with the legal interest of Alabama, 8 per cant, and 10 per cent damages, is of more importance now than twice the property, and I wish you to take the earliest opportunity of commencing suits vs. Gains and Weir. If you will take a little trouble and find out their friends in New Or'eans, you can easily find out where they are in the city, and I would greatly prefer to have them sued at New Or. leans, as the proceedings under the cival law will be much more summary than in those internal common law courts, where a suit is almost as interminable as in an English Court of Chancery?however, use your own discretion about the matter. You can get all the information of this matter by writing to any lawyer at Mobile, to examine the record there The original deeds are with J] my papers at Philadelphia 1 When at Havana ia 1836,1 bought several old Spanish n grants, made by the last Governor 'of Louisiana, (under T the Vice Regal Government,) Manuel Guizo de Lamos. '' These were conveyed by an irrevocable power of Attorney,formally executed before a notary, and authentica- 0 ten by the American Consul. Copies of the original grants accompanied the powers, and the originals are on " tha file in the Intendencv at Havana, in the archives of " Louisiana. I paid for sain land twelve thousand dollars, 11 and at that time. the purchase wii said to be worth ' H100,000. Allot these paper* I left in tho hand* of the ' late Col. Bowie, and upon application to hi* daughter, r who is his Administratrix, she will deliver them to you, together with the notes of General Hunt?papers that (l von will recollect were once in your hand*. I afterward* T left them with Bowie, nnd heaentthem to Thoma?Lewi?, E?q ,nf Opolonsas, to stieonthem. The two notes, with -J the interest, amount* now to about $13,<XH). Amongst ' my pipers at PI iladelphia, is a mortgage executed to me 1 by Samuel Williams, to secure a debt of about $6,000, on 1 a trac? of land lying near Parkensburg, Va. I don't 8 know any thing about the value of it ; but possibly you may he able to get soma information in regard to it, and there are numerous other matters and things that I cannot possibly think of at this time, that will be explained by , my papers. In the absence of all notes, memoranda, &c. ' Sec. it is Impossible for me to have every thing in my mind at one time. In the above I have omitted many im|>ortant things, but I will at another time inform you more fully. 1 Now that I have given you a relation in some sort of my affairs, a few words In regard to myself. To a sentient, refined, and educated man, a residence at ]i this place is of course, of the most humiliating and oner- ,, ous character, but fortunately for myself, I am not only () sustained by a large portion of that pliant philosophy, that is one of my prominent characteristics, but also a goodly share of patience, a virtue that when united with H perseverance, it is said, will overcome all things. 8 I am treated with humanity here?I may say with kind- p ness. It is truly a hard place, but I have baen a political prisoner at the Ocardado at Durang), and in the Fortress n at Anahuac ; and on both of those occasions, I was sub p jected to cruelties, compared to which this is a paradise. n For three months I was imprisoned in a large Quortelle at Anahuac, in one vast apartment, with near 600 misera ble Mexicans, and when the late lamented Travis and myself were drawn out to be shot, even then I was as ti calm and unruffled as a summer's morning. The good people of the city were astounded that I should preserve so much composure, under such foimidahle hostilities. But a if they had known that on more than a hundred occasions, on the boundless Pampas and Sierras, I had passed through appalling difficulties, they would not have o been surprised. If any reliance to tie placed in the assur- a ances of powerful friends, 1 shall not be here long. Yon , will probably bo aurpriaed to learn that in thin puritannl- " rnl community, almoat excry r|iioation in apttled on polit- a ical conaiderationa; and fortunately for m yaelf, ai I am j not, and never have been, a partiran, 1 ahall at laat eacepe the hoatility of both Whiga and Loooa The election" in P thin State, are ju?t over, hut how they hnve raaulted 1 do (, nnt know. The general imprcnaion wan, that the Whiga would carry the State; and if ao. 1 have to hack mp the n great lender of'he party, our own Harry Olay, aidpd by our own fellnw-towiinmen, Senatom Orittwulen nnd Morehead, of Rv., Hon. Joaiah H. Randall of Philadel- ^ phia, a> d John O. Spencer and J Preacott Hall of thil S'nte. If thp boron succeed, I ran bring into th? field thn old I,ion of Hip Hermitage. Oov. Polk, of Tennessee, h G"orge M Dallaa, Governor Porter, and Hon. Henry TV n Oilpin, of Penn., and laat, though not leaat, Ex-Preaidpnt . Van Buren himaelf, who ia here on the njiot. With auch hackera, it would be singular, indeed, If I atay here long, ai On both aidea, they have aaaured me that 1 ahall be out by n the fourth ol March next; and when you take into conaideration thr fact, that theae assurances were made unaolirited by me, it ia fairto preaume they will be acted up u to. ai The pemtinn that I occupy at preaent towarda my proa- .j pcutora nnd persecutors, may not inaptly be compared to an angler. After baiting hia line and hooking hia fiah,thp " mori'rcrir.iniy ta snrnre him. ne gives mm inn inn length | of the line, in order that he may exhaust himsalf. So with | my enemies. At present they have the whole length ol the line; hut the aequo! will show, that they will the more certainly run head long into a net, the meshes of which will hold them irretrievably. Their triumph will he brief, (j nnd I now assure you thnt the month of June will not pita* before they will have yielded to n power thnt will rome upon them wl?h the veloeity of a thunderbolt and the of fert of an avnlnnehe Should I lie liberated in Mnrrh ne?t, I nhnil visit l.nuisians; and if Matured to freedom I her" i? some consolation in the tart, that even In thia re a Ion I allal I not he penny lias. I shall he ahle ia '24 houra nftertmy liberation, to lay my hand on $17,000 in cash, at I , hat is so peculiarly situated, that no human being can control it nut myself. In addition to that, I hare $6000 in he hands of a lady in Delaware, which is also subject to 10control but mine. This may appear to you singular, is in fact it is. But the money was left in a small bonjutrie caae, with the lady; andbelore 1 saw her again, ] arrested, and hence did not jet it. I subsequently lent my lawyor, Mr. Evartsfor it: hut as I had had a flir ation with the lady in queation, her friends thought that i inten 1 to summon her as a witness, and Mr K.varts ot all d to see her. Malice and envy circulated . i!?11*.'" her injury, in connexion with my name, iuv bu mi mm i Know, ine ia as purr as inr ic.icie m?? rom Oiaa'i Temple. She is not aware ot the fact that the ase contains the $6000, as it 1* in a secret fold that cannot >e found by a person who does not know it, and the case tself is of sufficient value to insure it will be kept safe, ind so soon as 1 am at liberty, 1 will get it immediately, if lot sooner. So you see, I shall have $'23,000 in cash to ipen my battery with, and in times like the present, that mm is an important item of the sinews of war. My whole life, as you are well aware, has been one of sudden transi:ion and singular vicissitudes, and howsver much it may lurprise others, it will not he a matter of wonderment to me, if in (our months from this time I am even more highly elevated upon the high top-gallant mast of fortune than I have ever been. In the mean time, I shall resign myself :o my present situation, confidentthst the Supreme Ruler )f the Universe, will not only restore me to my rights, but mete out his just vengeance upon the heads ol my ene mies. I am not so good a christian as to return good for Bvil?but my motto is,11 bo nun yro bo num. et malum pro malum." I (bar that you will think this a tedious letter; snd in order to weary you no longer, I bring it to a close. With my best regards to any inquiring friends, 1 remain, with sentiments ofthe highest consideration, Your friend, M. EDWARDS. City Intelligence. Cracking a Jeweller's Shop.?Od Saturday night a genius named John Towney, attracted by the elegant display of fancy jewelery at Brock's store in Chatham street, became so excited to take possession ofthe prize before him, that he shoved his fingers through a cracked pane of glass and filched a pair of golif earrings and a breast pin. Brock immediately sprang out of the shop, arrested the man and landed him in the police office, where he was fully committed for trial. Getting a Suit of Clothes.?On the 8th instant i young man uamed Warren Simons, a baker, of 26 Broome street, ordered a suit of clothes worth $19 :or ma oroiner, ueo. w . Simmons, irorn uumoeri Hellmer, of 42 Broome street, and agreed to pay for [hem when they were sent home. A few davs afterwards they were taken to the dwelling of Simons, when he took them from the bearer, and saying [hat his brother was sick, put them on himself ana went off, leaving the tailor minus. On the 14th infant, the brother took the suit to Levy's pawnbroker's shop, and spouted them lor $1 50 The brother Warren was then sent for and committed at the upper police in default of $300 bail. Corrected.?The Buckley named in a police article on Saturday as associated with PhilipWinslow, isnot William H. Buckley of No. 8 Ola slip, who was formerly in the dry goods business. Superior Court. Before Judge Vauderpoel. April 16.?Jamtt Holford vs. Simton Drtfout?This was an action ol assumpsit en two promissory notes, the Rest dAt id the 13th September, 1842, payable 60 fays after late, for $4460; the second dated the 10th October, same year, payable 60 days after date, for $4426 The facts ol the case are these:?The defendant had occasion to trans, mit to England two Bills of Exchange. He applied to Mr. Isaacs, a bill broker in Wall street, to procure the bills lor him. Isaacs applied to plaintiff's agent, (tho plaintiff' himself being then in Europe) to purchase the bills, and stated te him the terms upon which the defenlant wished to purchase them?which was, the plaintilPs >wn notes and the notesof a third person as collateral sesurity. To those terms the plaintiff's agent agreed, and he defendant gave the notes in question. The defendant ileaded the general issue, and under that plea the defence >f usury was set up, namely that plaintiff charged 7 per :ent interest on the notes, and in addition to that, charged i naif per cent per month, which defendant's connsel dated amounted to 13 percent. Notes were admitted and 'ead. Mr. Isaacs, the bill broker, proved the negotiation ind purchase of the bills of exchange, and the considersion given for them. On his cross-examination he stated hat bills of exchange were like any other mercantile :omroodity, subject to fluctuation, and to rise and fall in he market. He said that the price of bills of exchange, vhen pat into market, depended much on the character if the house that drew them. The plaintiff's counsel reied that the testimony oi the witness took this case out if the usury laws. His Honor charged the jury that this was an aotion 'to ecoverthe amount of two promissory notes given be deendant to plaintiff* as the price of twe bills of exchange, rhe defendant is a dealer in exchange, and has a house lere and a branch of it in London. The defense is lsury?that plaintiff has received more than seven per :ent for the use of the money. Between dealers in lorffgn exchanges there is a medium of communication, and t seems to be tho practice for broke-s to be t he go beween?they are the agents of both parties, but it is to be 'emarked that the agent receives his compensation from he seller. Oentlemen, if a party receives on a loan mora has 7 per cent, hv the statute of usury he loses the whole of his debt, interest and all. The statute ol usury s very rigid, and I will use all my power to enforce it. n every instance that any design is manifested or ma hinery brought into operation to elude this statute it is ne uuiy 01 courts 10 stop it. 11 mm were ? iruusm uun ui oan, morethao 7 percent is fraudulent, and would bring t within the statute, but here if an entirely different ransaction?the plaintiff* is a dealer in exchange, and he lid it within the regular range of his business. Bills are he subject of sale like any other commodity, and when hey are put into the market they fluctuate and rise and all as other commodities do?the hills of one hoase seem o be better and mors in demand than the bills of another louse; all those circumstances take them out of the usury aws, and this rule seems to be founded on moral obligaions and good sense, and it would be striking at the root if all those every day transactions to brpak through this ule. Something has ti-en said about this transaction laving taken place in Wall street. If it be a bona fide ransaction, it is no matter where it is done, and although he practice in Wall street is to ride roughshod over the aws of the land, yet it's bsing done there does not vitiate I; I, theretore, charge the law to he as laid down by plain, iff*'s counsel, that a half per cent is not per se enough to aake it usury. Verdict lor plaintiff,$7701 31. Messrs. Griffin & Havens conducted plaintiff's case; dessrs. O'Connor & Chase appeared for defendant. Silai Wood el al vs. Alfred Taylor et a I-?This was an ction of assumpsit on a promissory note made by the deendant iTaylor, payable to the order of'defendant Boornan, and by the l itter passed to the plaintiffs for rent, ["he defendants also agreed to give the plaintiffs a cheek s additional security for the payment of the note, and de. osit furniture with a person to be mutually named by oth parties, the furniture however, not to be sold until he first of May next, and if then not paid, the proceeds f the furniture to be applied in payment The check was lot paid, and the furniture cannot be sold until the first of day. Upon the latter ground, the cou sel for the defendnt contended that the plaintiffs had no right to bring heir action until after the first of May, and insisted that he furniture was a set off against the amount of the note, fhe plaintiff's counsel maintained thatthe furniture was lot a good set off under the statute while it remained unold. A set off, he contended, must be capable of liquilation, and conform otherwise to the statutory requirenents. The Court charged that it was a question of fact for the fury to decide what the verbal agreement was between loorman and (he plaintiff; the evidence in thatrespeet vas somewhat condradlctory. His Honor told the Jury hat the set off claimed by defendants was not gaod or ivailahle within the statute. Verdict for plaiutifl tor the amount claimed-, Latkst prom Albany.?We have received from 'omeroy & Co. Albany papers of Friday evening. We learn verbally that the Erie Railroad bill, as t came from the Senate, has passed the House. [From the Albany Argus, April 14 ] In the Senate yesterday afternoon, the bill in re ation to the publication of legal notices in the State iaper, was taken up and discussed until ten o'clock J night. It was then ordered to a third reading, omewhat amended?that is, it strikes out surrogate nd sundry other notices, and reduces the prices of dvertisingto 35 cents the first insertion, and 15 for very other, or about 35 per cent. The House were in session until 11 o'clock last i.nrU* . U .. I'll - I I U...n ii^iii,iiu ?air- inn iu rrpciu nit" ncvcmi lawcs rcmuvc o fugitives from service or labor, when it passed to third reading by a vote of 39 to 32. Chatham Thkatrr.?The benefit and positively he last appearance of Mr. Forrest, take plare tonorrow evening. The "Patrician's Daughter," nd two acta of the "Gladiator," are presented, nd it being also the last night of the engagement if Miss Josephine Clifton, there can be no doubt of n unusually crowded house. Those eminent and ighly popular performers, Mr. and Mrs. Rrougham, re announced to succeed Mr. Forrest and Minn Jlifton, and we predict throughout their engagerent a continuance of the brilliant career which as marked this favorite and fashionable place of mnsement since its re opening. {g7- Never were greater attractions presented at the iineriran Museum than are announced for thia week, 'here aeema te he no limits to Bnrnum's desira to gratify is patrons. Not satisfied with giving splendid performnces in the lecture room, embracing talent of the very ighest order, he engages every novelty that can he jios. ildy obtained, perfectly regardless of .....nn.n Tl.e ager lian made nrrangamrnta with the ownrr to exhibit 1 number of living anakea, which arrived from LnguyrB J company with the tremendoiia aerpent that wan ahown ( 1 the Muaetim leaf week. TheOiant Yauth, Miaa I)ar. i ng, Winchell,rhang Kong, at ill continue n? attractiva ' aver; in addition to which a new atar appeara in the eraon ol Miaa Phillipa, a child of moat extraordinary ' hilitiea. ( Rttbskij, given a concert tin Ronton next Satur- , iy ^now in MaInt ?Fifteen feet in 'I'' ' i aince the commencement <>l cnhl t'' i I (fnut Out.?Hpnrioun gold coin, nueh no englen I id half eaglen, are in circulation. I , Vlok?bur|. [CoriMpondenre of the Herald.1 Vicksburq, March 30, 1843. Financial/tare-up?Dickey Grave*? Curious developments in the " Fumlt and State Warrants"?A Constitution loving Governor?Rumors and insinuations?Graves' Escapes by a Clinical Ruse?Revivals in the Church?Strange Weather, $c. tfc. Dear Bennett We have had a regular flare up about these disrsinis. and I hasten to lav before vou and vnnr readers n description of the doings among the high functionaries and other dignitaries of the State of Mississippi. Of course yon know that Hagan, of the Vicksburg Sentinel, has been absent from these parts nearly a year, and as the old adage runs, " when the cat's away the mice will play." The dignity boys about these parts have been presuming and have ventured upon a new plan of financiering or raising the wind. The Doctor, after slaying all the banks in Mississippi and knocking the commission merchants, alias cotton stealers, into a cocked hat before he left, fondly believed that he had destroyed and for ever extirpated the genus financier from the State; but alas! on his return, shortly after his arrival,a straggling varmint of that same species, who gloried in the euphonious soubriquet of "Graves," the treasurer of the State of Mississippi, somehow or other fancied himself a prodigy of finanre, and straightway set about drawing from the treasury of the United States (during the Doctor's absence) the " five pet cent" of the public lands donated by Congress to the State of Mississippi. It is not known for certain whether this feat of the end of all flesh?Graves?was performed by the aid of the new system of " magnetizing," or the direct application of the modern principles of finance ; i_ . 4l: :? r* : / Dr lilic an u Iliny, uiuncy vriavcn nuuuccuru Hi mr?merizingthe secretary of the treasury of the United States into the belief that he was the proper person authorised by law to collect and receive the same, and the amount Vf one hundred and sixty-five thousand dollars was actually paid into his hands. With this amount of the " available" Dickey Graves flourished for a while in most of your eastern cities during the last summer, like an eastern nabob, making splendid purchases fer the executive man sion while acting ex-officio commissioner of public buildings, and bestowing upon himself at the public cost, every luxurv which your far famed city could boast. Late last fall he returned home considerably changed in person and in manaers,with rather more of the " rhino" than he chose at that time to account for. An uncommon generosity in Dickey's disposition about this time began to manifest itself towards his fellow laborers in the public service, which naturally enough excited the?curiosity of the vulgar pablic, as all of a sudden the functionaries flourished their " yellow boys" in the streets?flush and well supplied with the best currency in the world. Vague were the rumors afloat in Jackson, some believed one thing and some another, until your old friend Dr. Hagan, visited the capito), when he soon made a discovery which accounted for the strange phenomenon. It was not long after the Doctor commenced plucking his feathers and exposing his nakedness, ere the whole secret of his great fortune and success as a State financier, in cashing State warrants, was explained by the fact as above stated of his having drawn from the United States treasury. contrary to law, the two'and three per cent fund. Dickey shortly after his arrival commenced "shaver" on a large scale,speculating in State warrants, and huving them up at the then rates of fifty and sixty cents to the dollar, placing the difference in his own pocket, making the grand discovery for himself, that the State knew no difference between specie funds and dishonored depreciated State warrants. This was the game Dickey played off under the noses of the Governor and other functionaries of the Government inJackson, the capital of the State,until that lynx-eyed exposer of public abuses, Dr. Hagan, happened in Jackson about the time of the meeting of the Democratic Convention, when he cal'ed public attention to the fact; advised the authorities about Jackson to keep a good look out for this san e high functionary of the State, lest he mi,'ht take it into his head some morning before day to slope of! for Texas with the Treasury of the State in his breeches pocket. These admonitions at lengt'i alarmed the sensibilities of our highly concentrated,double distilled,constitutional Governor Thighlman M. Tucker, who straightway commenced a most scrupulous examination of the Constitution of the State, to see if there was anv power in that instrument authorising the arrest of the defaulting and thieving Treasurer. After pouring over this chart of official duty for two months, and consulting with his constitutional adviser, Mr. Attorney General Freeman, and others of his quondam friends, he came to the conclusion that inasmuch as Treasurer Graves' name was no where to he found in the Constitution, that it was hisbounden duty to let him es. cape ! Now Bennett, don't laugh outright, because this is all f?ct, and certainly occurred a few days ago. Our constitution-loving Governor is in a strange fix; qualms of conscience heset'him by day, and the ghost of the departed funds, in horrid dreams, disturb his slumbers by night. The press and public opinion' have been loudly calling him to act, and thoroughly to examine this nest of corruption, the Treasurer's office. Suspicion with her thousand rumors wan rife in surmises and inuendoes Aroused at length bv thpse various rumors, the Governor brought himself to look upon the awful chasm which yawned between him and Treasurer Graves, and a certain lean, hungry, Cassius-looking man, who lives with the Governor, even hinted that the Treasurer might draw him into this chasm, where he would not only find "Graves," but his own political death and burial. This was too much for the sensitive nerves of our timid Governor; it brought him to a dead halt at the brink of a most awful precipice, and while he stood aghast on one side, with the poor Constitution of Mississippi in his uplifted hands, he beheld Graves on the other, making rapid strides for Texas, carrying with him every dollar in the State Treasury. In this extremity of his distress, turning round to his old friend and predecessor, McNutt, of Union Bank rcpudiatiag memory, he exclaimed, with a look of holy horror. " Oh Mc , here's a chasm in the Constitution. 1 T * At. _ r l .1 r v hiki i citn i gei uvcr 11 10 caicn me internal iniei ann scoundrel " "Can't geGover it, you old nincomnoopl" nays McNutt, " why dont you leap the chasm, and collar the d?d thief, as I would have done if my leva were not too short." (Aside ) "Your term of office, Mc??, you meanl Ah' McNutt, this constitution o( our needs nursing, lor it has suffered much from previous violence. and I fear mav not outlast my ringle term of (political^ life I will try what virtue there is left in law, and let the hungry harpies loose upon him." The Governor at this stage of affairs goes to the Chief Justice of the State, Wm. L Sharky, and uoon affidavit ol embezzling the public money has him brought before the Judge: here a tedious examination is gone through, and a long defence set up bv Graves' counsel against the order of the court, which at the end of twodays was made out for the purpose of examining and counting the money in the public Treasury. The execution of this order was postponed, and on the fourth day of the examination of witnesses, and speeches of council, the Chief Justice reversed his order, and referred the whole question back to the Governor, who.it would seem, is the only authorised person to call the Treasurer to account during the recess of the Legislature. The Chief Justice remarked that the Governor had the right, and might also, if necessary, enforce this right, bv force of arms In other words, the Judge vprv politely invited the Governor to jump the chasm, which himself had so ingeniously got up as a bug bear to frighten himself and other people ? This he continued to decline until Dicky Graves made his exit from Jackson last Sunday evening, March 2f),escaping from the custody of a strong body guard of well armed men, following after the funds of the State towards Texas, where they have been travelling with lightning speed for some days past. Graves, on the fifth day of the trial (being Sunday) requested the officers to proceed with him to his resilience,and allow him to see his wife,and take some refreshment; here he requested permission to take a nan. which was also granted. After three hour* the guard became impatient, and wished to see their prisoner; they were shown a plane where lav a figure which they took for the real Simon Pure and Craven's wife begging for a little more sleep'and a little more slumber for her dear spouse, obtained a further respite of two hours; by this time night arrived, and they insisted upon seeing ihe object of so much solicitude, and at once marehrd into the room, and pulling down the bed clothes discovered a female in bed, and their own bird flown The (rovemor has pimped the "chasm" und offered a reward of .fltlOOrtfor his apprehension in any part of the United States?so looklout, Bennett, for an accomplished villain if he comes down ibouf your parts. Mv epistle is growing long, and I must conclude. These are glorious times, Bennett, and Parson Miller's doctrines are working great ehanges, not mly in morals, religion and politics, but also in the weather. We have had great revivals in the Church. The Devil has no chance here, even in >is acknowledged dominion, owing to the competiton among the preachers We have some of the illest somersets here on record, and political i untebanking lately come in vogue vice Boating 'tanking deceased?the workings of all which* town, to and fro, you shall be fully advised fart on Miller's influence on the weather is night to he considerable in this latitude, as you .11 perceive when I tell you that snow to the depth >f eight inches fell on the 2ftth inst. in Jackson,

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