Newspaper of The New York Herald, November 12, 1846, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated November 12, 1846 Page 1
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^L." ' THJ Vol. XII. So. JJ1KV?Whole Ho. 4H?. INTERESTING DETAILS F&GSI TUK ARMY OF OCCUPATION. A2>DZTZOarAXi UITS OP THE SILLBD AND "770UITDaD, AKMT OlSBftl. Ac., &c., &o. SPECIAL CORRESPONDENCE OF THE N. Y. HEtAI.D. w UN?ni>i, VUl. 1UIU, 1PIO. Letters from Monterey represent that the Army are quietly resting from their labor*. Two divisions are encamped at the Walnut Springs, three mile* in front of the town. These are Butlers' and Twigg's. The other is distributed through the city, an 1 occupying the fotts upon the surrounding heights. Everyday the 7 th infantry parades in the main Plata. The 8th encamps in the Plaza do Carne. Two companies of the artillery bat'alion garrison the citadel fort before the city ; two are in the Bishop's Palace ; two in the Cathedral, and others in the smaller woiks. The American flag flies from every point Sights and sounds are strange to the inhabitants, many of whom scarcely kuew the existence of a mighty power, which should ever dare to invade their great country. Since the laat attempt of Spain to reconquer hei revolted colonies and her signal repulse at Tampioo in 1839. the Mexicans have believed in their absolute invincibility. Spain, they argued, was the greatest power on earth ; the armies of Spain were destroyed as soon as they set foot upon our sacred soil. The banks of the Paauco, the exploits of Morelos, Hidalgo and Iturbido, proclaim our own valor, and warn other nations of their fate when they send an army to enter Mexican territory ; thus they reason ; such has been the burden oftheir appeals and proclamation!. The astonishment of the people, after all this, at beholding another race in possession of the beautiful city of Monterey, knoWt no beunds. It is often said that the war has but just begua ; that the ignorance and prejudice of the people are so great, that thev are not yet convinced of our superiority ; and that their obstinacv is so remarkable, tnat long after the world is satisfied of their inability to cope with us. they will still held out. 1 think differently. Our three great victories have opened the eyoe of the enemy. They are not eager for new proofs of a fact which they were at first extremely reluctant to learn. Ampndia said, in his conference with General Taylor, that he had done enough for the honor of Mexico. It may be added in reference to every thiss thev have contested, that, like VranrU iKo First, he bM loit all As*. May we not now hope, the honor of thS " m^guanimou* nation" being saved. its rulers and wile men mar be induced to listen to the lenient term* of another magnanimous nation, which would not crush a sister republic. Our aick and wounded at Mentorey nre well provided for. They are quartered in the moat comfortable houses, as sick and wounded should be. This system of hiring indifietent houses, badly ventiln'ed, and frequently in unhealthy situations for hospitals, is not a wiso one among such a people ; and when we add the fact that the high* st rents have been commonly paid for even these, the policy is not only inhuman, but almost treasonable It will he gratifying t-? his friends to leirn, that Major Sear, of the 3rd infantry, who waa so badly wounded, is in a fair way to recover ; also, Lieut. *t. H. Graham, of the 4th regiment. Alter looking about u*, we are astonished at the amount of property which fell into our hands. The ordnance officer report* that there is sufficient powder to antwer our purp*** during a pretty long war. The pneinv seems to have had more regard for the means of directly injuring us. than of subsisting themselves, no considerable supply of provisions having been laid in The Mexican commander has hern known somewhat if imatcly to many of the Texan* engaged at Monterey. H t commanded at .Vi?r, and his conduct was not such as to inspire Km* of the priconers taken on that occasion, with reeling* of lasting friendship. Knowing how little be de*eived their regard, Ampudia apprehended, or affected to apprehend, that pevsebal violence would be offered him, and aji American officer, at his request, rode by hi* aid* for several miles when he left the town. x. y. z. AJtMY 1HDEHS, PRSPATCHES, &C. O'l/CRs No. 39. HfiAPqvAaTJcits, Skcond DIVISION, ) Monncarv, Sept. 28, 1846 J The Commanding Oeneral of Division siezes the first instant of leisure to tender to the officer* and soldier* of hi* command the expression of hi* thanks and admiration. During the three days operations, and down to the final capitulation of this important position, until after they have seen nearly twice their numbers defile before them in retreat?whether on the fatiguing march, in combat in the volley, or on the mountain*, on the house tops, or in the streets, this noble division has given an exhibition of conrage, constancy and discipline above all prai*e, and a geaereu* and manly forbearance toward* fallen and humiliated foe*, which bear companion with the nroudest ackievementa that grace the aanal* of their country. The General feel* mured that every individual la the command unite* with him in admiration of the diitinguiaheJ gallantry and conduct of Col. Hay * and hi* noble hand of Texan volunteer*?hereafter they and we are brother*, and wo can deaire no better guarantee of *uc can than by their association. To Brigadier General Smith, commanding 9d Brigade; Lieut, t.ol. Stamford, lit Brigade : Lieut. Col. Child*, Art Battalion ; Major Scott, AtS Infantry ; Capt. Mile*, 7th Infantry ; Captain Smith, 3d Artillery, commanding light troop* t Captain Scrivan, 8th Infantry ; to Captain BlancharJ, Louisiana volunteer* , Lieut. Col. Duncan and Lieut. Mackall, ha tender* all hi* thank* and reaped. To the gentlemen ef the staff, Major Monroe, Chief of Artillery ; Captain Saunders, Military Engineer ; Lieut Doaa, Diviaion Quartermaster ; Lieutenant Daniel* Diviaion Commissariat : Lieut. Meade, Topographical Engineer* , Lieut*. Temnerton and Wood, Aidsde-Camp, hi* ipecial thank* are due, for the alacrity, zeal and gallantry with whiah they have performed every tervie*. To Colonel Peyton. Louitiana volunteer*, who did him the heaor to tenner hi* very acceptable aervicaa aa aid-de-camp, he feel* under ecpecial obligation* for hia valuable couoaei and iplendid exhibition of coulo the General himself, the higheat and proudest gratification i?, that *uch fortunate re*ult* have been attained with ceaapa rati rely so email sacrifice of the preciou* blood of the aoldier. By order of Brig. Oen. Wobth, J. C. rEMBERTON, l*t Lieut, and Aid-de Camp. We find from eur file* by the Galveston, the following correspondence between the Mexican Governor of Nuevo Leon, General Taylor, and Col. Whiting, Qaarternaater General of the army in Mexico. Extract from the Governor's letter:?On the 33d of September, the third day of the battle, Governor Morale* addreiaed Gen. Taylor to the following effect:? " As Governor of thi* State and legitimate representative ef the people, I make known to your Excellency thet whatever may he the result of the final itruggle, I am in hopes your Excellency will dictate such order* a* will cure respect and safety to our families, and ailew them sufficient time to leave the city." Thia letter has the usual Mexican appendages?" GoJ and Liberty," etc . and signed Ex. Sr. Dan Fraaciaco Morales, Governor ef Monterey. On the day previous. Gen. Taylor had asked a suspension of hoatilities to enable him to bury hi* dead, and Di?u tmiummm. ne iinawan me iTOTfmor IDIlfl : ? " Tbe communication of yoar Excellency of this morn. Ing, I have Just received, and in answer to vour Excellency, 1 have to inform you that the rights of individuals, who ar* o?t hostile, particularly women and children, will be respected. an much as ia possible in a atate of war like operaateot?but they cannot be permitted te leave the city- The advantage* achieved by the American arm* are too decisive to permit of any o her terma than the capitulation of the city, and the aeoner thia ia effected the better for thoae interested " With consideration end respect, Your Ki'ys ob'dt servant, /. TAYLOR." There waa no further correspondence on this subject. After the capitulation, Governor Morale* had a conver ation with Ueneral Taylor, and subsebuently Col. Whiting, Quartermaster, Ueneral, addressed the following note to the Governor with telerence to the subjects 01 that conveteation "Oeneral Taylor ordera me to address your Excellency apon various subject* in reference to the conversetion bad with yau the other morning when visiting hi* camp. He desire*, in particular, that you will order the inhabitant* ef thi* province to furnish mule* ior burden between thi* piace and Caaargo. Though we have a good number now employed yet many more are needed, ile alas charge* me particularly to aay te your Excellency, that yon will request or command the inhabitant* to bring in their corn and depoait the aame, to a considerable amount, in the city. It is necessary that this corn should be brought in, and it must be. by yonr Excellency's orders, er by force. If procured by the ft rat means, it will be paid for at the aame price the Mexican government allows; if by the second, the owners may look to their ewn government for redress. You will please to inform me officially, (we wish a speedy reply) what are the current prices of transporting each mule load from Camargo to this city, and the prices which the Mexican government have been paying tor corn at this season." , To this note (Col. Whiting,Governor Moralee replies as follows:? "Since this government had the pleasure of conferring with Uanerel Taylor upou various subjects of importance. they bar* taken due measures to accomplish your deeiree, relative to the accumulation of corn and removal of eff?ei* irom Camarg>>, belonging to the American army- 1 bir* to inform yon that corn will be furnished, (a* oan be gathered) at Ave dollars per mule load, and also mul*?7?r banian as *oon a* they arrive from the interfor, where they have been sent on buaineaa, but ordered to return toithwlth?with the underitanding that the current prices for freight lrom thi* city to Caraive i* twe dollars and tttty cent* par mule lead?to Camargo Ave dollar*?to Cederoita one dollar end fifty cent* '....J, 1?i- XJ, J m.-F~ E NE NEV ?the same to the estates of Do lore* and Conception which are below Cadereita Such being the case, you will please signify the sam to General Taylor, adding at the same time that it wil not be necenary to uh force in procuring the object indicated, for there is no lack of desire to serve. With this motive. I offer you my consideration an > esteem. Ood and Liberty. FRANCISCO DE P. MORALES Monterey, Sept. 30. 184 0. Colonel W. however, looks upon the reply of Oovei nor Morales as satisfactory, and answers him thus :? "Colonel Whiting has the honor to acknowledge th< receipt of the satisfactory note from Governor Morales dated yesterday, relative 10 corn and mules of burden and he has the honor to inform him that, for the convt nience of those who bring in corn, Captain Sibley, th Adjutant of Colonel W in Monterey, will receive an pay for all that is introduced on deposit. according to thi ! price stipulated upoo by Gov. Morales " On the 29ih of September the Governor addressed Get Taylor the following note Multitudes of complaints have been made to this goveri ment against excesses committed upon |>erson? and pr< perty or Mexicans daily by the veluuteera in the aervic of the United States, and I am this moment informed thi three of our citizens have been killed by them, withou pity or any reasonable motive, only becuuse they poRsc* the power to do so Under such circumstanr it is i possible that society can remain in much a, i? th most essential guarantees are wanting. I h of making this known to your Excellency. , tlia measures will he adopted to put an end to an ocitie in luiure. Ban carry 11110 entjci me Bssurui von u protection to the people. Repeating my esteem an i coniidcration f r F.x cellencv, I am, be., ice. In order to arrive at a better understanding a . .1 Gen Taylor, Governor Morale* propones that their fu ure cot r*?pon<lence iliall be carried en in the French, and hi flatters old ' Rough and Ready" thus:? With satisfaction it is known to the government of thi State, that your Kxcellency is perfectly versant with thi Kiench idiom. This government has 'a proficient intei preter ia this language, and wishes (to lie better under stood) that all future communications from your Excel lency may be made in this idiom. With profound respect, God and Liberty! FRANCISCO DE P. MORALES. Monterey, Sept 39, 1M6 To Z. Taylor, Commander-in-Chief, Army of Occupation On the 1 at of October General Taylor addressed thi following reply to these two last notes of Governor Mo tales:? " The communication of your Excellency, dated J9tl ult relative to exoeases committed bv volunteers in thi city of Monterey, was duly delivered. Some delay hai occurred in answering it, in older that I might commu nicate with the commandant of that poit. It U with sentiments of regret I learn your just causi of complaint, founded upon the grounds stated by youi Excellency Your Excellency must be aware that it ii no easy task to keep such men in subjection, and al thongh my great desire is to maintain good order, yel excesses have been committed, but, I believe, nene o! grave character. ...The volunteer* now in the city will be removed in i few days, and by their absence I hope all cause of fur ther complaints will cease. In the mean time Brigadiei General Worth will use all efficacious measures tc maintain order in the city. He is now invested with or ders to this effect Your Excellency must be awan that my deaire is to comply with the gnarantees I hav< given, is the name of my government, relative to the se curity of persons and property. 1 take tne liberty, at the same time, to add that voui Excellency ha* been miainforined in regard to my'poc *ea*ing a knowledge of the French idiom, and, income quence yeu will pie ate hereafter, an heretofore, receiv< my communication! in Engliah " The OtKiML iK'CHiiror the Arm* or the North ti the Inhabitant* or the three Provinces or ihi Kait. Countrymen : The Supreme Government being anx iou* to attend to the defence of the right* and the integ rity (f our beloved Republic, againat the enemie* wbi have invaded it, hai thought proper to appoint me Oene ral-ln Chief of the brave troop* dertined to that holy pur po*e in the North. I Immediately flew with enthutiaino to thj* aection, my deaire to (uitain the right* of the peo pie being notorious, and at the commencement of th< preient month, I waa in Monterey, dictating and ordorini all the measure* in my power, te repel the advance 01 our enemie*. Thinking, however, that an immenie weight wa* imposed upoa me, and feeling my inability I entreated that hi* Excellency the (ien. Don Juan Kepomuceno de Almonte, ahould come and take the command uppoiing that the illuitriou* conqueror of Panucc would, on hi* arrival in Mexico, auume the rein* of the National Government. The enemy on the 19th in*t, made hi* appearance neat my head-quarter* at Monterey, and encamped in the wood of Santo Domingo: their encampment being three mile* in length, and about nine in circumference. I gav< rder* to obaerve diligently all thKr movement*, and to harra** them a* much a* poeiible, all the general* ami chief* under my command being determined to fight theni sooner than retire. The citadel er fort of the Mena*tery aimed *eme goodihot* at the enemy, who empleyed the day in reconnoitering and preparation* for their attack. They commenced their attack on the 'Jl*t with a formi dable in***, compose! 01 the greater part of their regulai troop*, upon the bridge of the Purlnma and the fort* ol Rincon del Diablo and Teneria, but they were victor ioualy repulsed by our valiant veteran*, cauiing them a limitiva 1am nf 1/iflft mnn On the 23d, in tne morning, Gen Taylor directed hi< column* of ;attack upon the Archbishop's hill, a poiul commanding the city; and although in their first advance, the enemy (uttered severely, they again came to the charge with a brigade composed almost entirely of regular troops, and two ofour laigett guns and one howitzei (obuss) were unfortunately blown up. Notwithstanding that misfortune, I senta reinforcement of Infantry with two ligbt pieces of artillery, as soon as I waspulormed ol the event. Tbey arrived too late, the enemy were al ready in possession of the position and works. This accident compelled me to conci ntrate my lorces in the Plaza, to enable me to offer a more vigorous defence to the iavadera, and repel, as we did, their attacks upon the streets and houses of Monterey. Under these circumstances, our ammunition and provisions were getting scarce, and notwithstanding the valor and energy with which all our combatants, veterans and auxiliaries were animated, I proposed to the General of the enemy to open a conference, by which the national houor, that of oui arms and of the particular division under my command with their arms, equipments and baggage were saved, This la a true relation of the 0|>eraliona of the campaign up to the 34th instant; and although the scarcity of means, materials, and other circumstances have compelled us to such a result, we should not for an inttanl lose our couragfe, as the republic will bring into action all its great elements, and with ow victory, which we may. shall, and must obtain, the problem will be definitively solved io favor of our arms. People of the East. The alternative that was taken at Monterey is of no gieat consequence, particularly when you bear in mind that in a short time the favorite General of the Mexicans, his Excellency Don Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, will personally direct the campaign In the meantime, let the sacred flamo of a love (or your country burn in your bosoms, and we shall, without doubt, triumph over our enemies PEDRO DE AMPUD1A. Headquarters at flaltillo, Sept 29,1840. MISCELLANEOUS. I Prom the New Orleans Picayune, Nov. 3] MoifTaaicT, Mexico, 8?ct 1, 184# The weather begins to admonish us that winter is not far off. The mornings are quite cool, rendering overcoats, and evea fires very comfortable Eveittuog beglna to annate a quiet aspect in this region. The tioops are entering Into quarters for the next two months -the wounded arc receiving every attention from the surgeons and are placed in excellent rooms?the ammunition ii nearly removed from the cathedral, (a magnificent building outside and inj and religious services will soon b? performed in It The shops, billiard rooms, eating housei and mechanic shops ate opening again, families art returning, confidence Is taJ&g the plaee ef distrust to I JI ,y__L __ J|j J-5gS ig5? w ro 7 YORK, THURSDAY MO IEW OF MONTEREY A* i, ward* ui wjth the Mexican*, and I believe that a rtajori ij 01 me i>esr peopie nere are giaa mat our army na? a driven off Ampndia anil hi* thievish loldiery. General 1 Taylor has published hit order of congratulation?one s ol'the moat chaste and perfect documents of the kind I ever saw?but you can judge foi yourself, for I aeud you d a copy. Mo*tcriy, Mexico, Oct 6,184(1. The armv is settling down quietly to wait for further orders. The retailers of ardeut spirits have nearly all been ferreted out, and compelled to vamot, or shut up shop A number of Mexicans have been murdered s in the outskirts of tho city within the last two days, by some of the outlaws who have attached them' selves to the volunteers. Yesterday afternoon two Mexican officers who were leaving the city, called e on General Wurth. Soon lifter leaving nim, and 4 just after passing through tho middle plaza, the B orderly of one of them, who rode a short distance beh'nd. was i-hot through the heart by a discharged volunteer Ranger. The feelings of the army were very much outraged by this diabolical act. The perpetrator of the fonl deed is now in limbo, and will, I trust, bo hung. 1- An order has just been issued by Gen. Worth, directing > every person not belonging to the army, or who is not e a citizen of the place, to report to his A A. Adjutant it General ol Division within twenty-four hours. This u 111. 'tie nil irregularities, as, under this order, the disITy m '. era will be oblig-d to leave the town J " ' ?vV .V. " sr to the vd, on the northern and eattern sided, r >l iy ami n> . md are instructed to allow no persons 1 hut rouiD'i ioned officer* to pans in and out, except by the street th it leads to Kort Independence The guard ' is necessarily very large The ceremony of gittrd mounting is perlurmed lor the whole diviaion at the main plaza. Thin morning the diviaion guard waa its lar^e a* tome of the regiments. The leaction that h is 1 taken place is the army, upon sett'ing down quietly after an much fatigue and excitement, ii really pain!ul in 9 its eA'ecta There are few here whoae hearts do not ache to see their homes and families The unceitaimy that prevails with regard to the luture causes much uneasiness. What is to ha done next? What has our government done with that of Mexico ? Is the war ended I Knowing nothiig of what is pushing at home, (eur latest dates from New Orleans are only to the 1st of Xepteml>er ) w<* can only judge by what we see and hear around m. Judging from present appearances, the wisest and longest-sighted of the officers nave arrived a*, the conviction that the war has only couimeuced During an interview with an officer of rank and experience a day or > two since, he showed me a letter that he had just written to friend, which contained his sentiments on this subject. He remarks :? " Thore never was a nation so much mistaken ai ours in regard to that of Mexico. I mean in respect to its milita' ry resources. The people are warlike, and have an abun? d*nt snpply of munitions of war. Our battles with them improve them as soldier*. Our invasion is held by them in abhorrence, and has united all classes in de lermineo rtMis.anrc against ua. i ne oamesoi rnio Alto, Iteaaca de la Palma and of Monterey were battles with their froDtier army. From thia place onward, if we have ft march on turther in tbia direction, we ihall meet their home army, made up of hardy mountaineer* and a better clati of soldiery. So far 1 cenaider we have not injured thoir nation, but done it a se rrice, by defeating their old efftcers, thus causing their army to be placed under the direction of younger, more ambitious, braver and more accomplished generals. In fjet, so far from the war being ended, it has just commenced. Our position is critical. Oar supplies, at Camargo, 180 miles distant, must bo wagoned -o this place. This long liae has n? protection The ranchero troops, numbering near 4500, are behind us ns guerillas, and if they choose to act, our trains must be cut off". Although this is a rich valley, its supplies are inadequate to our wants, except in beef, for any leagth of time. Our army, or the effective part of it, is too diminutive to meet a strong force. It is weak, physically. for it has now been in campaign over thirteen months, with scanty clothing and much hardship and exposure. The volunteers are numerous, but, with the exception of those regiments commanded by late officers of the army, without aiacipline I suppose our whole army will muster, when all arrive from below, 0000 men for duty, and we hear the Mexicans have one on the advance to meet us of 30,000 men. 1 am convinced, and so ia every officer of tha army, that we have done wrong and committed an irreparable error in leaving the Kio Grande to march in thia direction. To end this war a more vital blow must be struck nearer the Mexican capital i and that it, Vera 4Jruz should be taken by the way of Alvarado We are now over 700 miles from the city of Mexico, with a vast deaert to traverse. In a word, to mako |?ace economically with Mexico, some things must be undone, and our government must commence again Discharge tha volanteera, and raiae your regular force to 30 or .w.uw. men. we nave ine iuiiesi expectation 01 ine molt active guerilla war against us. Move where wa | will, the mountains and passes afford every facility to , carry it on successfully and most disastrously forua. Our army, aa now situated, can be compared to the French in Spain, when Joseph was driven out. 1 Moktkret, Mexico, Oct 12, 1846 1 We have received news from New Orleans up to the > 23th ult. It seems that there is no probability !' peace ' being established for some time to come. Lieut. Armi! steaa, of the 6th Infantry, has just arrived from Washing1 ton with des]>atches for Oen. Taylor,but the instruction* > sent him are not known in the Army. 1 A mail which was sent from Camargo by a Mexican express rider for the Army, about the 21st ult., and which, it is believed, contained important despatches for "r General Taylor, besides many private letters, was taken by the enemy and aonveyed to Ampudia, who received it on the day of the capitulation. Whether the Mexican 1 mail rider was killed, as is pretended, or carried the mail of his own accord to Ampudia, is not known; but certain | it is that the mail is in possession of the enemy. After the Mexican Army had retired to Saltillo, Oen. Taylor, hearing of the loss of the mail, tent a messenger to AmDudia and requested him to return the private correspondence. The self-appointed postmaster general of our army replied, throurh a Mr Kaullac, that a mail had been taken and received by him, but that he had forwarted the bag to Santa Anna ! Mr. Kaullac, however, hoped soon to have the pleasure oither of sending back the private correspondence or of bringing it in person. This accounts for many persons in the Army not receiving intelligence from home, when they knew it was due Kor in1 stance, I have not received a line f.-om my lamily of a 1 later date than six weeks ago. It is to be hoped that alter Ampudia and all his officers and wives and concubines and Santa Anna shall have read these letters, they 1 will be returned to us. The ladies who have husbands 1 or lovers in the army, will have the satisfaction ol know1 ing that their letters have been read by the illustrious Ampudia. It is to be hoped that our wives have written > us very becoming letters, and that they have been mum on family secrets. Happily for their feelings ef delicacy on this subject, howeter, neither the Mexican men or women can understand or appreciate the devotion which haa been breathed forth in their lettera to those who are dear to theut here. 1 know that I hive at least half a 1 dozen letters in that mail, none ot which will assist the Mexican government in the least in the war with us. 1 would write to Pedro de Ampudia and ask him to do me the fpecial faror to return them to me, only this " corresponding with the enemy" is a shooting affair. You may aak how the mail came to be entrusted to a Mexican, or to one man, to be carried a distance of one hundred and eighty mile* through a country filled with raucheros, and particularly at a time when Oeu. Taytar was anxiously expecting instruction* from Washington I will answer this, il not to your aatulaction, at least to tho beet of my knowledge and information The economical quartermaster at tamaigo was enabled to hire the Mexican to run the gauntlet lor fifteen dollars, whereas if au escort had been sent up with it, tne expense would have amounted to-just nothing at all No Araencau citi/en could be hired to take the mail through alone for $100; but it should be obvious to any one that it ia very imprudent to risk a mail to such a chance. The wounded are doing well, better than was at first expected. Major Lear, whs was so horribly wounded through the mouth, the I>?11 coming out at the back of the neck, shattering the jaw bone and palate, will, it is hoped, recover. His son, a young gentleman of twenty, i is fortunately with him Lieut Kichard II. Graham, ef > the 4th infantry, die i of his wounds last night General i Butler, who was shot through the leg, is recovering fast, i and begins to attempt, in his impatience to be on his legs t again, to hobble about his room. Oeoeral Taylor keeps.his own couaael respecting the RK E RNING. NOVEMBER 12, ID ITS FORTIFICATION! ^ -. : <:'*-^^pl^feSBfe?.^? ? V.y. - '--' 'HT^:. ' ature of the instructions received frem Washington, li The Washington letter writers probably know more c about it than a majority of the officers under Gen. Tay- h

lor at tliis moment Something is browing, however, and ti I can see that some movement is soon to be made, though j< none ha* yet been ordered )> The Biahop a I'auce and heights back of the town ara tl not garrisoned, the troopa having been withdrawn into d town, and there is no picquet stationed on the Saltillo tl road in that vicinity. Mo:?te?ev, Mexico, Oct. 16,1846. t< A chance offers to lend a line, which i must write in haste, as the gentleman who takea it will be oft" in a Tew s, moments. (Jen Wool crossed the Rio Grande thirteen j, days ago on his way to Monclova. A train of fifteen > hundred mules arrived from Camargo a day or two since, with provisions Two thousand mules have been hired at this place for the use of the army, at 37J* cents per e day each. c Lieutenant Graham's remains were followed to the t, grave three days since by Gen. Taylor and nearly all the i, officers. j. No news yet from the first mail that was captured by the enemy. Another large mail started from Camargo a few days ago, ('he 5th inst) which shared the fate of the : first. This makes two important mails that have been ' captured from us within a month. The last was taken out of the mule train. " Santa Anna is at Snn Luis Potosi, but is doing nothing. " lie sustains Ampudla in his late conduct. The fever ' and ague is spreading through the army at a fearlul rate. ? [Correspondence of the New Orl??ns Dnl'a ] t Monterkt. Mexico Oct 13, 1846. n Things around the city begin to wear a more peaceful ? as|>ec.t?the Kancheros are busily employed in gathering [, their old crops and planting er cultivating the new ones n The citizens in town are resu.-ring their avpcations, and p almost naily some new mercantile est ihlishment is opening that uas been closed during the late engagements. , Tue reveille, guard mounting and latoo, ho* ever, serve " to remind us of the days that have just passed. Guaid " f>oats are located in the various parts of the city, to afford security to the persons and property of both the Americans and Mexicans remaining here Lt. Col. MoOlong and captain Downing, of the Ray- li mond kenciblea: Lt. Howard, of Carroll county company a of Mississippi Voluuteers, I am happy to tav, are fast 1< reroveiiug tiom their wounds received during die siege; si and the wounded, generally, are doing well h Somo Mexicans arrived here on the 10th inst, who a state that the citizens of Saltillo objected to Ampudia's lortitying the town, and that ne would tduup his march si |ir San Luis Potosi as soon as he coBld procure pack c mulei. However, there is a report current in town that b Santa Anna has issued a proclamation, declaring his intention not to stop until he has placed hia foot u;*>n the ' banks of the Sabine, and exhorting bia countrymen to f' aid and ossist him, by all the means in tueir power, in driving the invading Americans from the country. t An express arrived here from Washington on the evening of the 10th inst., fifteen day* from Washington, c ms 1 learn, with instructions to the commanding geaeral e to prosecute the war with renewed vigor ; therefore, we { Vidua nnnp? ransnn tn haliava <Kat a ai\A>l a aiinnliaa can be got nere, the army will probably direct iU atten- a tion towards Linares, as that town does not come within T tho line of the armistice. n On Saturday last, Kather Rey, Catholic chaplain to the f< American army, administered divine service intheca- t< thedral. There was a large attendance from the army, 1] apd quite a respectable number of citizen*. After high '< mass, the reverend gentleman delivered a lecture, tak- u log for his siftiject " Confession as a moans of morality." He argued the question at length with masterly N ability, and was listenea to throughout with profound attention. The cathedral is a very splendid building, of P the Corinthian style, occupying a space of ground of M about two hundred feet front and three hundred feet F deep. The exterior bears the marks of age and cannon E balls?the interior is most beautifully finished, decorated with a few large scriptural paintings, images and de- 2 signs, in signification of the ancients, and a great profusion of finely carved and gilt work, the whol* preient- 2 ing a grand and sublime appearance, father Hey continues mass every day in the week, and high mass, with J some instructions to the army in general, on Sunday. [From the Matamoras Flag ] Maj. H. K. Craig, arrived in town yesterday from the head quarters of tne Army, but he had no news of importance to communicate. Everything had remained quiet aiid peaceable since the battle, both at Monterey and on the road. The trains were going up without molestation. The full >sxtent of the American loss in killed and wounded was 480. The climate favors the healing of the wounds, and many are recovering. Tho ? general health of the troops is good. Preparations are going forward actively fora renewal of hostilities after / the expiration of the armistice?no belief was entertained / in Monterey that the Mexicans designed to break it. If a they (lid, tieneral Taylor was prepared for them. j, [From the Galveston Civilian, Sept. 30] ThelMexican troops, who capitulated at Monterey, pro- g ceeded through Saltillo destroying the fortifications there, and the impression in the army is, from the best in- M formation derivable, that the Mexican forces will be con- _ mntratAil at Sun l.nis Prttnai for nnnthnr dmnnratA itand . a The forces now there are engaged in strengthening the p defences of the place, and with the army from Monterey, v and such troop* a* can bo drawn from the intorior, an ] army formidable in number* may be concentrated at that v point before spring. Oen. Taylor'i army, in the mean time, it advantageous- 3 ly situated at Monterey. The troops enjoy comfortable ( nuarters -the valley* around the city teem with grain and k fruit*?the weather ia delightful?the defence* of the n idace atc s?ch that our army could hold it against all > NUxico-and every facility i* enjoyed for augmenting ? the force .{with a view to offensive operation, that could j be desired. J {.The present *trongth of the army under Oen. Taylor C( at Monterey i* about ft,0?0 men?the Georgia Hegiment (|, having been added lince the liattle, and about an equal |, number discharged. In addition te thin we have five j{ thouiand efficient troop* at Carmargo: a considerable (j force at Matamora*, and Oen. Wool'* division moving k from Bexar. ci Although General Taylor ha* received order* (inued before the new* of the armistice reached Washington) to prosecute the war with renewed severity and vigor, the impression in the army t* that no new movement of impoitance will be made at present. .Some time muit no- , we**arily be employed in effecting the requisite prepare- . tion for further and mere extended 0|>eration*, and by . the period when thi* i* accomplished, the armistice will .. probably have expired by it* own limitation. There i* nothing but vague and unauthentic report* concerning Santa Anna or hi* movement*. The company of *apper* and miner* from New York, h under command of Capt. Swift of the Topographical En- j, gineera, arrived at Matamora* on the 23d. We And the ,j following additional item* in the Flag the 94th :? \ Some BO or 70 recruit* for the 3d regiment of dragoon*, 0 under charge of Captain Hunter, arrived here yeiterday They are to be despatched immediately to head quarter* to fill up the rank* of the regiment. The iteamer Exchange arrived la*t evening from the mouth of the river with one hundred and fifteen ol the ick belonging to Col, Humphrey Vlarihall'* regiment of ? Kentucky Cavalry. They were shipped Irm. Port Lava- ? cajwhere they have been encampedjJor *ome time, to the Brazo*, and are now on their way to Camargo to await the arrival of their regiment, wluch i* coming through ?' Texas by way of Corpu* Cbriati: Thi* regiment i* aaid J to have t.uflered much from *ickne** at Tort Lavaca. Cmsiu* M. Clay, who ha* a command in thi* regiment, . passixi through this city a few day* *inc?. The Rio Grande i* now quite low, but it* navigation i* still good?in fact, it is much easier, a* the current i* not more than half a* strong a* w hen It overflowed its bank*. *' Merchants a^iprin us that the trade hai bsen quite brisk for the last few day*, and continue* to increase Trader* have been arriving trom M'inierey and neighborhood in consi leratile numbers, aud they s|>vak of many other* on l1 the way and preparing to come, They purchase pretty > freely. g In relation te the order iisued by Gen Fatter*on con- H earning person* trading on the Rio Grande, which was d interpreted by many a* being intended to prohibi t the *i importation of good*, the Flatr ?ay* Gen. Patterson did not deaire that it ihould be so understood, and add* " The order win intended for the government of master* of steamboat* in receiving and carrying freight a*l F passengers, and to render more positive and concise the A prohibition against receiving on board any spuituotu 1< IERA 1846. I iquori. Aa far up ai thla place, all legitimate freight an be brought without an order, but befere sending it igher it is necessary to obtain the consent, and an order > that effect, from the commander at thia post The obsct in thui making it incumbent on persons, in order to roc.eed higher up with goods, to obtain the content of le commander or quartermaster here, is to prevent inlviduals from following the army and hanging areund ?e military posts, who nave no specific business." The conduct of Oeneral Lamar, in the battle of Monsrey, was marked by his usual chivalry and eager imetuosity. Mounted on a large wliitw horse, he wx*?aily distinguished throughout the engagement. We are iformed by those who were present, that after the ca itulation. the Mexicans s|>oke of Gen. Lamar, (who apear? to be well known to them,) in terms of e*travaant admiration They said be seemed to bear a charmd life - that they saw him in almost every street ot the ity where the hnttle raged most fiercely?that, as in the aitle of San Jacinto, he wait mark for many a Mexican all, which they imagined lie could only escape by the iterposition, in his behalf, of some supernatural aid. The troops of Monterey are distributed at present tirough the city and in the forts. The bishop's palace i occupied by companies of the 4th artillery Two or bree companies of th 3d Artillery occupy the citadel i front of the town. The 7th Infantry encamps in the lain Plaza. The -Jd division under Gen Twiggs, and ie3 under Gen Butler, are encamped at the Walnut prings, three miles in front of the city The stars and iripes Are waving irom severm uinnrew i>oinis. i an eo l)oo>II# mid HaiI Columbia are heard, and dress pa ?des lire now witnessed every evening in the grant (juare. The inhabitants are coining hack to thaii omen, and Senoras and Senoritas, lind ng the invadtis ot tne s?vngt*s they had been represented, are aaen in uhiic places. Captain Thornton arrived at New Orleans on the lit utant, en rouir fiom Washington, to aiiume hia onri land in the United States 2d Dragoons, stationed at Mon srey. [From the New Orleans Jeffersonian Nov. J.J We le-irn Irom Colonel Davit, of the Mississippi vounteers, who has returned on a short leave ot absence, nd is direct Irom the army at Monterey, that when he sftall was quiet at Monterey. The army were suffering smewhat for the want of camp eqnir>age. Major <Ju am, bearer of dispatches for General Taylor, had not rrived when Colonel Oavia left. It was understood at Monterey that Ampudia did not lop at Saltillo after he left Monterey, but that he proeeded direct fer San Luis Potoai, where he would proably bait. Mr. McLean, bearer of deipatches to General Taylor, who arrived here on Friday, left on Saturday evening ar.the Brazos in the iteam propeller Kdith. The ateamar W. A. Mercer ia reported sunk, some diaanco below Camargo. Loss in Cot. Wood's Riomr.i*t at Moi*t?bkv?(Ofll ial) .-Killed- George Short, Thomas Gregory. Wound<1?Thomas Gregory, Baker Barton, Charlea G. Daven>ort, Ira Grigaby, Calvin Reese. The Victoria Advocate ot the 22nd say a : ?An express rrived at this place on Saturday night last from General aylor, ordering the Kentucky and Tenneaaee rcgiiants of cavalry to Matamoraa instead of Camargo. The irmer had left previous to this ocd?k kl" the latter >ok up the line of march on Satwil# from here director to Matamoras. This express Ihstructed the Colonels > proceed with much ipeed as possible, *o aa not to ntit themselves for duty. Lieut Owen Francis, of the Ohio volunteer*, died at latamoras on the 19th ult. Came not stated. Li?t or Killed, Wounded, Itc., or ihi Mississippi lcnimkkt, in the Attace on Mowtehit?OrriciAL.? lie J?L. M. Twiner, Silas Meecham, Samuel Potti, Jos. Tenille, Daniel O. Dubois, Joseph Hearton, Joieph owning, W. H. Urisham, John M. Tyree?9. Wounded Mortally?R. W. Chance, died September 6th; G. W. Ramsey, September 33d; A. P Burnham, eptemb?r 24th; Frederick Mather and Piatt Snedicor, :4th?6. Dangerously?Lieut Col. A. McClung, Wm.H. Millar, . H. Jac? ion, died October ad; Alpheus Cobb, died Sapember 33d; H W. Pierce, Wm. Shadt.J. Williamson, A. V. Teague, Km A. Wolf, jWm. H. Bell, E.B.Lewis, Charles Martin?13. Severely?A. Lanchart, J. B. Markhnm, P. W. Johnson, 1. T. Howard, George Wills, W. Huffman, O.W.Jones, ff. H. Fleming, Cant. R. N. Downing, Warren White, lobert Boweu, C. F. Cotton, O. Williams?18. Slightly?J. S. Andorson, H. B. Thompson, E. W. Hoiingsworth, Wm. Orr, D. Love, J. H. Lapgford, Jacob 'redericks, John Coleman, B. F. Roberts, Jas. L. Thompon?10. Very Slightly?O. H. Jones, Lieut. H. F. Cook, R. R. Lrthur, Wm. P.Spencer, M. M.Smith, James Kilrey, ivery Noland, Robert Origg, Nat. Massie, John Stewrt, John McNorris?11. Grand total, 10 officers and 61 rivates. The health of Matamoras is improving, the volunteers etting better, and fewer deaths. List or Deithi iff the Genebal Hospital at Mata[oras, Mexico, sincE the 1st or Oct., 1U46.?Privates. -J. P. Davis, 2d dragoons, company E; Buckman, do, l. Montgomery, 2d artillery; Dowd, 3d artillery, comany O; Muse, 1st reg. Ten vol; Hamlet, 2d Kentucky ol; Wm. Mellet, 1st Miss, vol., company K; M. U. Toe, it Alabama vol; L. H. Ooodlet, do; Capshaw, 1st Miss, ol., company A; Man, d o; Broach, do; Moore, 1st Oeorin vol . r.nmnunv A: Rurton. Ho. romituiv H: Gibbs. o, company 1; Win. Wheeler, 4th lllinoia rol., company I; Wright, do, company H; Jaa. Dunmore, do, company C. W. Link, 3d lllinoia vol., company C; Wm. Benett, do, company C; Thos. Hart, do, company D; J. K. .dams, do, company I; A. Cheek, do, company I; R. Arold, do, company F; Wm. Roaberry, do, company A; . Goodson, do, company B; J. Myera, do, company B; . Steppe, 4th lllinoia vol., company A; D Hotley, de, ampany A; H. Martin, do, company A; J. Blackenahip, ?, company E; W. P. Davidson, da; J. W. Waltz. 3d idiana vol company D; Kelly, lit Mis?. vol.; Michael oyston, lat Georgia vol.; Jaa. Nicholson, lat Indiana vol; >ra> , Plienix comp. La. vol.; R. Arnold, 3d Indiana vol.; ichardson, lit Indiana vol.: W. Burns, lit Infantry, imp. C. J J P. WRIGHT, Surgeon U. 8. A. [from the New Orleans Delta, Nov. 3 ] Gen. La Vega, it ii understood, has been officially nofled by his Government that Captain Carpender and the re w of the Truxton have been exchanged for him and is fellow prisoners of war who were taken at Resaca a la Talma, and they are only waiting for the ratiAcaon of the agreement by our Government, to leave for leir country. NAVAL INTELLIGENCE. We learn from a letter received in town from Washigton, that Captain Foster, of the U. 8. cutter, Woodury, who was tried hare on certain charges (the verict having been transmitted sealed) has bean acquitted. V* are glad of this, fer Captain Foster la a man after onr wn heart.?Ntv> Orltani TVopic, Sov. i. affairs in mexico. [From the New Orleans Times, Nor. 3.] Private advices irom the city of Mexico up to tha 30th f Hept, informs us that Hauta Vnna had left tha capital n that morning with 3000 cavalry and 800 infantry He 'as utterly unsuccessful in raising a loan of two millions n a mortgage of the revenues ot the church, aa the lien us considered by capitalists ill gai Ha then applied ir $300,000, out could merely obtain $-'7,000, which was le sum total with which ha rUrted. Santa Anna proceeds to Sen Luis Potoei, where he will alt, and concentrate the whole of the Mexi:eu forces astructions have been forwarded to the Genei al comlanding the army of the north, to maka no farther restance at Saltilio, but to fall back upon San Luis Po>?>. Court for th* Correction of Error*.?Nov. 0?Present?Lt. Gov. Gardiner and 22 Senators. ' lo 4A-J. Miles v? C Pulver Submitted on printed arumeuta. No 4?J McCullough vs .L Moss. Mr. J C. mith was heard for plainutf' in error; Mr. H. Spencer for efendant in error; Mr. M. T. Heynolds on the same Ida. __________. Personal. Among the late arrivals in Washington, we notice 'ranc>s J Giund, Ksq., late United States (omul at Lntwerp Hon. Geo. M Keim, of Vennsylvsnia, ex-Col i i?tor Van Ness, and Hob. w. Coal Johnson ! LD. Prte* Two Cent*. Court of General Seulona. Before Rocorder Scott and Aid Stoneall and Meiaerole. Johm McKcon, Diatriot Attorney. Nov. 11.? Sentenced ? Richard Robert*, an old otFin der. and escaped convict, who wm referred to in yester day'? Herald, an having entered a plea of (uilty to an iodictmcnt found against him for burglary in the 3d de groe. whs placed at the bar on opening the court this morning, and sentenced to he imprisoned in the State priaon for two yean hiiJ eleven mouths, in addition to the unexpired term for which he waa lent on a former conviction in Kings county. Vi ial of Henry C Marx - The trial of Henry C. Marx, on a charge ol huving on the 11th of July last committed an ujuHult and battery with intent to kill John Cusick, by (hooting at him with a loaded pistol, was then resumed, by examining th<9 following witnesaea for the defence Many Cabolink Makx examined?I am a nister of the defendant; I waa living with my metherat 873 Uroadway in the month of Jnlv Uat. I recollect the circumatance of John Cusick and his sieter coming to the home on the morning of the 11th July; 1 was at break last at the tinio in a room tiack of the hall situated in a rear building; ai near a* I can recollect it wax between half paat b anil 9 o'clock; my mother anil youngest sister (Emma) were in the room with me; my youugett inter went to the door for the purpose of opening it, the hell having rung; my sister Kmma had left the room hut about a minute when 1 heard a noise in the entry; 1 said to my mother "what can that noi?e lie 'and we rose up at the same tim? and as we walked to the hall mo saw a man and a woman (Ctuick und his stater) there; I went out in front of my mother; the man was then aliout half way between the inner and outer doors; there is not much space between the two doors, perhaps six feet; the inner door has window casings or lights o > each side of it; there ia a stairway that comas down iuto the back part er inner portion of the hull; I cannot exuctly tell how far it waa from the stairway to the inner door; the entry is narrow in that part where the stairs come down into it; tha narrow part oI the entry lead* to tho room whare wa were at breakfast at the time spoken of; there was a table also a stove in the entry, between the stain and tha inner door; 1 saw Cusick when he testified on this trial; I have tlso seen his sister; I did net bear either Cusick or hia lifter speak as my mother and myself were on onr way from the breakfast room to the hall; 1 do not recolleot the precise position in which my sitter was standing an that occasion; 1 went close to Cusick, and saia to him, " What do you want, or what are you doing here I" he stretched out both his arms and struck me a blow with his fist on the back of my neck; I than retreated backwards; it was with difficulty that 1 kept an my feet; Cusiek then called me a d??d bitch, and aid, "give this woman, (meaning hia sister,) har clothes;" my mother replied, " her clothes are not her*. I have given them to the coaihman;" by this time all parties had reached the stairs, in consequence of tho man (Cusick) throw,ng his arms about we were all obliged to retreat out of his way; I was standing near the dining room door, my sister Kmma near the stove, and ray mother in iront of me; my mother said to Cusick, " I order you to leave the house?your sister'a clothea are not here;" the woman then said to my mother, " that is a d d lie, the clothea are in the house," and then commenced making use of abusive language to my mothor; told her that she was a drunken hussey and a d d old bitch; they continued their abusive language to my mother ; and she than told Emma to go up stairs and tell Henry ; my sister waa just placing her foot on the second step whan Cusick caught hold of her by the arm and struck her on her back, whieh caused her to fall on the stair* ; my mothar then tried to pass and go up stairs herself, when Cusick struck her violently ; my mother then said, " How dare you strike me bo you know who I am ? I order you to leave my house ;" tuy mother then got between than and went un a few steus of the stairs.and remained in such a position ui would allow my timer to ii*e up aud pan bebind her and go up itaim ; while my mother remained standing ou (he stairs. the man (truck bar repeatedly on the arm. and tore off a part of the thumb nail, and 1 remember reeing aome blood on her finger* ; Cuiick itood at the foot of the itaira, and my mothrr lew (tope from the bottom at the time ; 1 recollect that my mother held out her hand when 1 aaw the blood | I aaid to Cuaick, " Leave the houae, or when my bro'her c<>me* down be will have you taken to the police office." and my mother rrpeited that alio; Cuaick then (aid, " D?n tha police." and the woman ibook har Aat in my f?ce and (aid, "Who cvret fur Dainty Marx's d(ter7" By thin time my brother had come to the head of tha flight ofttaira; the tir-t words I heard my brother aay. ware " Ma! have \ou orilered th. no p*-raon( (meaning < usick an.I tiif sister) to lt-ave the hou?? ?'* My mother anawered him and ani I, "I have oidered them repeatedly to leave the houie, but they will uo< go; thev have been bvating ua. and making use ufthe most abusive language;"my brother then told my mother to older them again, and aba did (o; they did not move however, but commenced using abuaive language to my brother, who then ordered them himself to ie*ve the h*uae immediately; I think he then came down a few ktepa, and held outhia light hand, in which I think that he hel l a piatol; he told I'uah k that unlex he and hia aiater left the houae immediately lie would Are at them; they did not attempt to move,tad my brother then began to dracand the atairt; aa he de(cended, Cudck and hia aiater retreated toward* the atreet door, and when my brother got to the foot f the itaira, I think that Cuaick ?u halt way through tha entry; the man (topped aeveral time* a* he waa retreating: my brother kept the piatol (till pointed at Cuaick, and (aid to him, " Oo off with you, or 111 Are;* aa Cuaick kept retreating, he had hi* eyef Axed on my brother; when my brother had got half way through the hal), the woman (Ann Cuiick) ran to the atreet door, threw it open, while Cuaick kept retreating, not exactly beckwarda, but aidewaya, with hia eyea fixed on my brother; aa the man wai juat (topping out ol the entry door, my brother reached the vestibule door, and with hia left hand placed the piatol on the aill of the window,en the left aide of the inner hall door, and on putting out hia hand to cloae the outer or atreet door, the man who we* then a ahort diitance from the door, discovered that mr brother had placed the piatol out of hia hud, and in an initant darted back, and (truck my brother aeveral blewa on the cheat. My brother then put out hi* hand and endeavored to ahot the door to. but Cuaiok graaped my brother with both handa and puahed against hia, and tried to force himielf into the hall again. My Bother then took up the pi*tol (which had all the time been lying on the aill of the veitibule door window, where my brother had placed it,) and pointed it toward* the a an and *aid,"go away, or I'll Are." My bro.her then had hi* hands on the man'* ihouldera, and wu trying to put him out of the hou(e. My mother (tood inaide of the veattbule door at the time (he pointed the piatol at Cuaiok. My brother bad aimoat got tbe man out on me aioop, wnen i heard him aay?' Ma, lay the piatol dewn ; it iai loaded." My mother inatantly laid the piatol down in the we window where my brother had pat it. The man wae finally put out, and the door waa cloeed. bat the latch had not caught in the faatening, to that the door waa Dot completely shut. Cuaick then burat open the door ante, and with both hand*, *eiied my brother, and daahea hie head violently againat the frame work or aid* of the window ; broke the glaaa ot the lett veatibule window. my mother then took hold of the man'i arm for the pari>o?o of drawing him of my brother, when he immediately (truck my mother ia the face, on thejleft cheek boa* with hia fiat. I then took up the piatol. and M I bold It out it went off. I law the man atnke my mother but once. After the piatol went off, Caaick continued trilling my brother, until they got to the itreet door, when Cuaick aeized hold of my brother1* coat, which Java way, an<l came off; my brother inatantly ahut tko oor; I cannot tell whether I touched the trigger of the piatol or not; I remember that when I held it out it went off; it waa a aingle barrelled piatol; the coat now abown waa worn by my brother on the day of the occurrence; it waa tern by Cuaick; it waa perfectly good when pat on by my brother before the ajfflculty; after the occurrence I aaw a crowd about the houae; I opened thetront door, and then diacovered the coot tail torn, aa now ahown; the only piatol that waa diacharged on that eocaaion, waa in my handa; aoon alter the occurrence I diacovered a mark on the wall of the entry, which wo believe to have been made by the ball diacharged from the piatol on that occasion; there ia atill a mark on the wall; I did not know that I had ahot Cuaick until mv brother waa arreated; 1 waa ao alarmed at the time of the occurrence, that I waa under the apprehension that my mothor and brother would be murdered. Mr*. Mabt Marx, mother of defendant, on being ex amiDetl.descrinea um nature 01 uia injuria* sua ractivio from the blow* inflicted upon her Nrwu br Cnaick: ad alio corroborated the facts teatifled to by her daughter, Mary Caroline. Km?i Mami, aiater of the defendant, alio corroborated the atatementa made by her stater, the Ant wttnaea a*amined lor the delence. At half paat 3 o'clock, P.M., the court adjourned until to-morrow morning, when the trial will be raraaad. Tartetlea. The Wiaconain Convention hare uaaeed the following curioua law againat the collection of amall debts:? >ec 1. There shall he no law imposed within this State for the collection af any debts of a less amount than one hundred dollars, contracted within this State after the adoption of thia constitution Sec. '2. The Legislature ahall have no pewer to enact any law for the collection of debts contracted within thia State, of a leaa amount than one hundred dollar*, altar the adoption of this constitution. The Convention sitting to form a constitution for the new State of Wisconsin, has rejected,by a large rote,the proposition to make the negro politically equal to the white man. Governor Johnson, of Louisiana, in a wall written proclamation, has appointed Thursday, the Mtk da/ of November, as a d?y of public thanksgiving and prayer. Tbe States of New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connacticut, Rnode I? land, New York, Pennsylvania, Maryland. Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, and now Louisiana, have thanksgiving on tne same day. Thia tiaaa honored feetiral la laat growing into a national holiday. Hi'saic**! at B*ae?DOKa.? Capt Pool, of the Britiah ahip far see Merchant, fiom Liverpool, and wbieh veaeal ai rived here un Saturday report* that he spoke, on the 18th ult, ofl Alto Velo, the British brig Deapeay, fro* Trinidad, bound lo Jacmel. The oapta n el the Daapsey re|?rtad tnat a severe hurricane paaaad ovar Barbadoes and St Vincent on the 3d ult., which drove aavan vessels ashore at the former part and tlx at tha latter? M. O Tropu. The Piiukurg P?tt of tha Oth say a:?The canal navigation for the preaent aeaaon will cloae in a few daya. Our forwarding merchant*, wo understand, will not receipt good* through to Philadelphia alter tha 10th laetant. some houaea yea erday reluaad to receive gooda, having aliesdy aa much aa thoy can poosibly ship Boats will, we believe, leave until Saturday neat, but freight*, after tha 10th, will be taken at tha riak of the shwpar. Wa would adviaa thoae ol our frienda having freight* for (tea Ka*t, to attend to their shipment immediately. or they may cause their detention on the canal all winter. William F Mlnton. of Campbell county, Va., oomaitted suicide on the 3??? alt-, by hanging hiaaaUia Ms

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