TH] Vol. XII. Ho. 311 -Wholi Ho. ??6T. THE NEW YORK HERALD. | IAMES GORDON BENNETT PROPRIETOR | O-rcnlation?Forty Thousand, DAILY HERALD?Every day, I'rice 3 cent* per copy?$7 >5 per iUiunin?paP ttbU 111 advance. WEEKLY HERALD?Every Saturday?Price 6J< cans per cop,?;) UL cent* j"*r .tuiinui?payable uiadvauee. HERALD KUK EUROPE?Every Steam Packet day Price t>>* cc-,L* per copy?fU Wiper annum, pa) a.dc ui ad *anc r ADVERTISEMENTS at the usual price*?always ea?h in udv.vnce. I'nl.M'INU of all kinds executed with beauty and patch All letter or eommuiiiculious, by nail, addresssed to; the errabltalimeiit. Diuat be poat pa>d, or the postage will to dr| ducted Ixom the subscription money reunited. 1 JAMES Ut lit DON BE.NNETT.i Pri pnefor of tb* CNaw Yoaa Urnacn b n >?ui*uieT, Ma'lh, IV nM ?,)? ? of ITaltne aed hm,, ?||(|I i i I TO DAGUEKKIAN ARTISTS. """" ! THE attention ofulisri i* requested to the advertisers pre- j paration of Bromtue, the best accelerating liquid ever I used lor Photographing. Pictures taken with it have a rich I white tone, and it works with eeitanty and quiekuesstui all i weather. JOHN ROACH. Optician, 83 Nassnn (treat. It can also be procured of T. C. boane, Montreal, tod of Oeorye Llezter, Albany N. B ?Artists will tind alwnys id hand,at 83 Nassau street, Voig-|?uder sod Amciiran loctrumrnta ol'all sizes. Plates of the Planished and Star bran i cases, cheiniceis. tliermome. te's. mereui v baths, coating l oos. In- fee. nil lin*re (JOLDSM1111*6 PRIVATE CLASS FOR LADIES. WIIL MKKT on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, af 3>, o'clock P M. Terms for the coarse of ten lessons of one hour each, V>. including stationery. Separate parlors for prir >t* instruction. nil Is *rli LOUIS A.MUCH most respectfully informs his friends that he I ires at the same place, 68 Chatham street, and those who wish to make a good bargaiu iu Diamonds, Watches and Jewelry, the best they eaii do is to ctll and see him. LOUIS ANM.1CH. nil It * i Is' ' t. 68 Chatham strtet. ? WO UtCNTLKMKN can be aecommalsd with board X and a pie <aaatly situated roem. if applied for soon, at Ni 8 Poplar street, Brooklyn, within three minutes walk of the Full u Kerry. nil St*r #100 UtWAKD. ESCAPLD from the jail of Queen's county, on the night of the Mth inst.tOgoKUC W. Hi'oso.a, conBaed for larceny lie is ahout hre feet a z inches iu height, light comoli siou, brown li- ir. quick spoken, and of rather genteel ad prison sack coat, dark cloth pantaloons, summer gaiters, and a check |in?on shirt aoilrr a white cottan one Had been a teacher in a common school A greyish white dog belonging to ihe miaou went away with liiui, and has since rstur-ed. It is probable he haa come to the city of New Voik. The abore reward will be paid tor the apprehension of the said coutiat, aud Ina retnrn to the joil of Queen's county, or of notice being given to the sheriff of tiia arrest and confinement, so that be can be recaptured. JOHN A. BEARING, Sheriff. Dated North Hempstead, November 27th, I84K n29 4t*rre lxfi.osive corion THE concentrated Nitro-Selphorie Arid of the proper streugih lor preptring the Gua Cotton, of superior quality. with directions for sale at Dr. Chilton's Chemical Depot, No. Chambers' it'ee'. n28 lw*rre USIC.-MRS. OavTs re-pestlully a. nuances, ihat she coutmues giving l'ssous daily on the Piano Forte, aod also Sli.ynw III the 4 nglish, French, and .lt.il an att le. with an iaay method ol acquiring the accompaniments to the to ce. Ladies p-rferring it can be aitendsd at iheir owe reside ices. For teiins. kc , spply at 17] Mott street. nil lei re UUuTTmJ DlliNS. Qfh DOUBLE BARREL. Real Twiat and Patent Breech, 42 inch barrel No. IS bore, one or rhe lot eery low far cash. Also Walker's Caps, Baldwin's Wadding. Ely'a Cartridge bhot. Situ tBelts and Pouches, Powder Flasks, Sic , kc. Witli a general assortment of Gnu materialsdor Gnn Makers, ?r*' "n^WBOLD k RUSSELL, No. 14S Fulton street, n2S lss#rrc brtwyen Br adssav rjd isasssu street. Or A. M'UTZL'S NEW FUR STORE- Ait Optntd. THE ADVERTISER wooldhrrebyrespectlyiuform his Irisuds and the public, oi his having opened a new store at No. 2S7 Pearl s reet, a lew d ors from Fulton, whirs he has conttai tie on hand s lame and anleudid hsio imsnl of Muffs and Kurs of all descriptions, mode up iu the richest style, and which he is enabled to offer at t* e lowest inices. (J. A. 8TEITZE Hatters himself to be abie to givepar'i. cular satisfaction 10 those who will favor him with? call, aud hopes by his attentiou to deserve a share of the public patronage. Don't forget the number. 267 Pearl st i28 lm" rre O A 8TUTZE, barrier. TAX hi, 1846. OPUCK RECEIVER OK TAXES, Public Buildings, Park, Oct. 21. lltl.?Notice is hereby given that the Tas Books lor the preatnt year are now open at ihis office, and that 1 am ready to receive the taxes doe upon thrm. All per sons paying their taxes previous to the 1st day of January, will be nllowed a deduction on the r mount, equal to interest at tharMe of 7 per cent tier annum ealru'attd from the day ot pameut t'< the 1st duv of February Office hours lor receiving taxes, from 8 A M until 2 I'. M JOHN STEWART, Receiver of Taxes. [??" Persons sending a full description of their propeity to this office, will have their hills seut to t ern, ot tuey can be h' d a' any time by pp-sinal apnlica'ion. n?S at re FAcHiUXAbLfci DANOltNli, 74 Leonard itrret, IK*est of Broadway. M'LLK PAULINE DESJARD1N8. of the Academic Hoyale, Paria. respectfully informs the public that her Classes for fashionable Dancing have commenced. Beaidea all the usual Dances tannin, will be the new waits Ma zo:ka, Mazurka Quadrille, Polkas, (varieus) and 'lie Redone. Schools snd finulies attended. Terms and honrs nude known on application. Mm D. will rite the first ball for the truon to her pupils, the first week of December. 21 lm*re ERvalenta. rpHE undersigned havejuit received a fresh supply of ErA valeuta, rut up iu pound packages, which they offer to the public either wholesale or reuil. DELLUC k CO., Apothecaries and chemists. Sole Successors to Place U Hooillard, nil lm*rh <Ne 2 Park Row, and 381 Broadway. TO LAWYERS, EXECUTORS, Itc. JUST PUBLISHED?New Work en the Law of Surrogates' gxecutots, Administrators and Guardians, by Isa.c Dayton, I ounseltor at Law, with an Appejdis, containing forms lor practice iu the Bnrrogatea' Couns.aad lor the use of eie utors, fcc. This work contains the provisions of the constitution of 1W, rel? lire to the office of Surrogate. It is intauded t<> snide mJ ssntt rractinmirra in the Surrogates Cnnrta, and exer mors, administrators and guardians in iha discharge of their various duties For sale hy BANKS, GOULD It Co , 114 Nassan St., VAN NOKDK.N k KINO, 19 Wall street. BELL fc GOULD, 131 Nassan street. n28 le're _ SCSI VIUEOUR k~ DAVIDSON, DRAPERS AND TAILORS No. 16 John street. New York, First floor, up stairs. n27 lmire RKIME OLD IRISH WHI8KEY. fl'HE rubscriber offers for sale Wise's celebrated old Cork J Whiskey, (3th proof) in puncheons, under eastom-honse lock He also offers the same article at his store, in quantities to suit purchrsers ; together with a well assorted stock of Groceries. DANIEL NOONAN, n27 2w*rc 92 Oreenwich street. NOTICE A A. MOSS hating withdrawn this day from the firm of K. Kouasel, the ousiuesa will be conducted as usual at >o. 714 t hrannt alreet, Philadelphia. All aettUmenta and ciaimi connected with the New York Store, will be attended to bv A. A Mosa. K. ROUSSEL, 159 Broadway, N. Y. A A.MOSS will open ahortty, on hia own aeconnt, a ato'e for thewnle of Itnnaael'a rerfnineriea, Soapa, lie., at the Southweat comer of Chnmbera atreet and Broadway, where ha will be moat happy to am ply h>a former cnatomera. Noeemher 2Ut, il46. nM lw* rh CAfcT 0?lr CLOTHING AND FURNI1 UUE WANTttU. LA OIKS orOcn'lemen havinf any mperflnona or eaat o0 clothiPit or furniture to diapoae of, can obtain a fair caal price for the arm*, by applyioa io the ankaeriber, at hit reai drnee, ?r through the poet office, which will be punctaalb attended to. M 8. COIiEN, 63 Dunne at N. B. Ladiet can he attarded to by Mra. M. S Cohen, u 25 Ini?re NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC. 1.1 It M DEI.LUC uephewa oft?e Inte B.SOOILLARD, L would reapectfullv inform the public that they are the true and only surceaaora to PLACE It SOUILLAKL) ' ,e .Llruftaiata of thta city, and that they anil continue to carry on the boaineaa of Hrnfgiata and Apotheeartea, nnder the firm oI Ve Ll.CC k CO.. SUCCESSORS TO TLACE It 8'tlIILL.AHD, at the old itorea eatabliahed by the and Place h S. .oil lard, Nna 2 Park How and Ml Broadway, and that the Imt? no enuuerti n whatever with nay other aatahliahnu .n New YmV I Ir'ober 73.1 '?!? -'9 m?r * " PLAT1NA. t> C|"k OUNCES rf pLtina, principally in wire, plate and <6<Ct\J foil; alto, an naaortmea' of rlalina ernciblea, forcepa. captulea, blow pipe apoona, fcc. For aa'e ?t UrChilton'a.113 Chnmhera atieet r2lt lw*rc NOTICE TO GENTLEMEN. rj KNTU'VIN, why Co yon either five away, or aell for iti, and p ? U, when > uu cid net tliein either cleaned. dyed, altered or sconrrd. and r> iixed with new collar*, cuff*, Itnine bnttoos ami srrapr, fer a little money/ Gentlemen, lock to the times Yon ma; be called on for Mexico,and then Dew clothes would he nseleat. A* aneh, bring or aend yonr clothe* to No 9? Mnrrav ttteet, corner of Wathingtou, wnere yon canktet all yon want doee before yon go to thewars according to promiae, and no disappointment, a* is generally the caae a' una eeaeon of the year. Cell end see; giye me a trial i* *11 lata, la addition, we also make np' pants end Teats for $'.5d; coats for M to all warranted to lit. Olethes cleaned, or Jjeil warranted to keep colors, and tree from all tresis flees* notice? No disappointments at my cheap cash Tailariagatore this cold weather. A. COKTlHftOS, No. *4 M array *t. ntt Xw'rrc Kfabliahed, HSg. GOO I YEAR'S OVEW-SHOE8. I ADIES1 AND GENTLEMEN'S 4JVEK-SHOE8. maun\j factored from Ooodyea 'a celebrated Metallic India Rubber. P'rfeetly flexible in the r?|rest weather. p'or sale by the cue or single pair by CROW Ml It BROOKE, Sole Agent for Good) e.r's Manufactories, ate |w?rc 100 Btoadway, between W all and Pine eta Alexander's i Hk ouAHiiit?h;ruov&MKNT OF 184/1. TH.H new and popular Liquid Hair Dye, since its introduction, has met with uuciarn>led hut. merited suceeia, and the anbacribrrs wonld inform the public that still further improvement has lately been made, so that it stands sow unparalleled It colors the Hair either Black or Brown Instantaneously, and neither washes off or soils the clothes, and instead of mjaroigthe hair, imparts to it the bemty * iJ elaatieiry ol jonih. It* superior excellence will l?e apparent to exert ear upon a single anpluation. Kor sale by Rnshtow It . i Br'adway; A. B k D. Sands, comer Fnlton ard William Streeta; J S. Aapinwall, William speet.asd Johnson, Moore. EEjte&n Xranurb hv :c?P aietw*ne 'I E NE" NEW AMERICANO-MEXICAN WAR. Farther of the Capture of Tampieo. MILITARY AND NAVAL AFFAIRS. 4Lc. ?SLf. t'iir. HERALD NAVAL CORRESPONDENCE. U. 3. 8tkamkr Viiks, lit Sea, Oct JO. 1046. Detailed Jlccour.t of Ike .1 Hacks on jjlvarado end To batco?Graphic Description of Interesting Incidents. 1 write this, hoping that tome lucky chance may oiler by which you will timely receive my communication.? My convenience" for correspondence are smsll, inasmuch as the vessel is rolling, and the rain dropping on ! the paper as 1 write. For three days the little Vixen has been in a norther, and for that timo 1 have been continually wet to the skin. Before yeu receive this, you will no doubt have learned of the battle of Alvsrado on the 16th, but as briefly as possible 1 will relate what occurred on that day. Preparations had been made for some time previous in the squadron for the attack, and Alvarado was supposed by all to be the scene of action. On the night of the 13thwe at midnight were ordered to fire up, but a norther commencing to blow, the order was annulled by the commodore. That night, and the next day, it blew a gale; but at 13 M. of the 14th. our engines were put in motion, the commodore came on board, and taking in tow the schooners Reefer and Bonita, we started, followed by the McLane, towing the schooners Forward, Nonata and Petrel, the Mississippi preceding. At daylight wo were ofT the harbor of silvarado. As soon as we were perceived, a signal gun was fired by the fort, at the entrance, to give notice of our approach. This fort was built of sand, and commanded the point from which our vessels on a previous occasion had firod upon the old fort.? It also commanded the whole entrance, which is verynarrow, and at all times dangerous, as the channel over the bar, at its deepest, is not over 14 feet. The Mis sissippi, Perry being on board, stood close to tho bar, anchored with springs Jand commenced firing round shot nd shells into the toit which, however, from its con UUV.MUU, BUUVI CU UUl JilliC. * HO '/UIIIIIIUUvH" HUUU JU i with his two lilies of small craft, until close to the bar, fired on the forts as the Runs came to bear, and then wore round and stood oil'. This was repeated two or three times, exchanging shots with the fort each timo All the shots from the latter were directed at the Vixen, as sho led the van, and had the blue pennant flying at the main. As it was new noon, we stood close to the bar and anchored. All the captains came on board otir vessel. The Commodore finding the place more strongly fortified than he had thought for, wished to obtain the opinion of his juniors. It was uiiauimously decided to go in, no matter what the sacrifice Once more we hove anchor, and stood directly across the bar. We thought that the guns in the fort were silenced, not having heard from them in some time, hut weie gloriously mistaken As soon as they saw that our first line, consisting of the Vixen, Bonita, and Reefer, had crossed tne bar, they opened a lively fire oil us irom their eighteen pounders. Every shot was fired at our vessel in order, probably, to disable the engine. How the balls did whistle! Being the first time that I had smelt enemies' powder, the excitement was new. Csptain Hands is a brave man, standing on the starboard wheel-house aud guiding the vessel thiougbout. 1 was on the huiricane deck, between the wheel-houses, looking out for signals for the Cummodere. We kept on, firing awav as last as possible from our forwaid gun, which was the only one that could be brought to bear, the Bonita and Reefer keeping time gallantly. The fort kept up a continual fire, well directed, though a little too nigh, the shot falling right ahead of our next astern, the Reefer. Our Long Tom's crew began to get excited, and as the shot went over their heads, they would jump up with a yell of derision, aud go at it again. For some time no shot struck us,though exposed to a raking fire,but at last one took us right under our starboard forward euards. Our crew irave a cheer that iid them ere.lit, hi to their luurf*, an.) out weal oM Loug I'on again : 30 minutes had cow elapsed, tho current running out.and our tow altera causing ui to go very lowly over the laad. We now looked to the second Hue, and to my surprise taw that the McLatie had run ashore, and theichoonera Forward and Nonata in conieiiuence running ioul of each other ; the Tetrel wai clear, covered with canvass, and standing in gallantly, but still a long distance astern. Thus we were in a peculiar predicament ; fifteen minutes more would carry us clear of the first fort, but a single shot might disable our engine. Besides, when out of the way oi the first, we should have to receive the raking fire of a second and heavier fort, as well as of the Mexican men ot war anchored right across the harbor, consisting of an oight gun brig and two gun boats, schooner rigged, like our own. We had altogether but threo guns ; and though we had successfully stood out one attack, to have gone on would bave been madness. The Commodore evidently thought this,lor he came from aft and bailed Capt. Sands, who said, "Commodore, you cannot expect any assistance from those fellows astern, as the McLane is aground " The Commodore said he saw it, and asked Sends what he would advise. Ilia answer was. ' go ahead, sir, and fight like h?1. But, says the commodore , 1 would like to consult you on it. At this moment, n shot lired a little lower than the rest, passed over our starboard bow, under my feet in a good line for my body, went through a couple of buckets hanging under the hurricane deck, filled with water, scattering it ever the commodore, and then just missing the master, passed out through the larboard (juarter. The commodore was a? firm as a rock. I believe him to be as brave a man as evor lived, and that he thought not ef himself, but of the lives of those for whom he was accountable. Five minutes more would have brought us within reach of grape anil canister; this we could not have escaped, as our decks would have bean swept fore and aft. It could be seen that a strong struggle was going on between the moral and physical courage ot the captain. At length, proving himself the man he is, " Pilot," he says, '.'nave you room to wear round I" " Just room," said the Pilot; then " Hard up," : saya the Commodore. "Hard up," I sting out, and we 1 wore round and stood off, the fort firing a shot lor us, ' which struck the reefer in the stern and landed somowhere in her rpirit room They blazed away at us, if anything, more briskly than helore now that we were running oft', we sending back ore shot as a farewell 1 coubt if ever Alvarado will be again attacked by us. It is too strongly fortified to be attacked with much hor>? of success, by the sheila of Tessela necessary for us to buy. _ October 24, ItMO. , New scenes have taken place unci the above | waa written, and I mutt give you the facta witnoat time far comment. Alter leaving Alvarsdo, we returned to Anton Lizardo and remained a day and a half; then the Mississippi, Vixen, McLane, Bonita, Heeler kaod Nenata got under way aad stood to see, no one knowing whero we were going. Commodore Perry's red flag flying on board the Mississippi, having the schooners in tow. It Mew a gale for three days, and the Vixen didnt have a dry spot in her. : The Commodore at last made signal for all captains, and I we knew that Tabasco was to be attacked. Tbe little | Reeler had got adrift in the gale, and was not in the ex- I peditioa. The next night we were under way, ail in , tow ot the Mississippi, and stood for Tabasco, but owing I to some mistake did not arrive in sight of the river 'ill j broad daylight, a strong northwester at the same time > blowing, rendering the entrance to the harbor so indis- | tinct that we could not in safety cross the bar. On the j lull of the wind, we stood in. the Commodore on hoard our ret??1, the schooners Forward and Bonitain tow, the Me Lane following with tho Nonata. We crossed safely, hut the latter steamer again grounded The Marita immediately cut heraelf loo.se and followed ua under canvass Entering the river, we law aa yet no sign* ol an enemy nor ol our expected prizea, the steamboats. Alter a while we aaw tliern getting up ateam under lee of a point ou the other aide ol the river We cut loose the tow and made signal to chaie, and fired a couple ef guna over them. Our boats were, uj>on neartng the chase, lowered, and 1 was ordered to tuhe one boat and board one vessel and another olilcer the other. We took possession without reaiatance, and .the American flag waa Boon waving over our prizes The other ve ts%'l* mi i boata soon came up, and we all anchored near u small town called Le Kronteio de Tabasco, where we landed our maune* and marched through the place. The uext day we started for 'J ahssco, prize masters having been appointed for the captured ateamera The current ran at the rate ot four milea an hour, and w e found one ot them, the Petrita, very useful in towing She was an American boat, once the ( hampion. Wo took a few more piizes, and soon cams near what is called the Devil's torn in the river, the width being in that place about ISO yards, and the pass commanded by three guna, raking the appaoach to it for halt a mile. Had thia battery been commanded by an American no force like ours could ever have passed it. 1 he Miifiaainpi's lit cutter waa in our tow, and I waa in her. When abreast of the fort we shoved ashore, spiked the gttna and brokethe carriages. This waa Sunday, the .JAtli. That oltoruoon we anchored in lino off l'onaaco, and sent a flag of truce ashore with a demand for the unconditional surrender of the town. The answer of the .Mexican General waa "nunca" (never.) and we commenced firing from our veaael alone. Our two deck guna were ou one aide, of which I commanded one.? We first fired a round over, then low, and then the order was to Are at the flag. When Midshipman Simpson's tarn came, flu ling that he had a long barber's pole in a line ! with the flag staff", he got the proper elevation, let drive, I and had the pleasure 01 aeeing the pole fall, and the flag sUfl'cut away just"?t truck The Commodore not believing 1 that the shot could have carried away the staff, sent on I shore a flag of truce to know if they bad hauled down j their colore. The leply wae, that their colore had boen shot away, but that they would never surrender Ou the whole the abet was * crack one. 1 here was no more firing that day; oar men were lunded that day, and brought oil again; I know not why We sent the boats up into the inner harbor, and made five prizes, which were officered and manned from the Itoais which came from the frigates. The next day the flrirg continued, . but desisted upon aflig of truce being hoisted on the ."here Three of the puzes were then started down the 1 river, but one oi them was carried aground, and in spite of their flag of truce the Mexicans commenced firing : upon her. The prize, a sloop, under the command oi Lieut. Parker, a passed midshipman and Ji men, returned the lire most destructively, for by the time the sleop was got off that from the shore was almost silenced. The I < ommodore dispatched his barae, undercharge of Lieut. | lh?l sloop. While pulling down Mr, Merge, who wee steading up in the stern-sheets !i W4.fi w IUi neck ( eever. i , at with bleed, he Mil b ike mm ef a Midship j # W YO YORK, TUESDAY MOR man in the boat, who observing 'hat the Are had I slackened on aliorw, put about and stood tor in. We ' ha<l hauled down our flag of truce inasmuch a* the Mrxi- i cam allowed no respect for it, and commenced a steady tire of round shot, grape and canoister upon the town. We got under way, raked the town whenever an opportunity ottered, which was returned with heavy discharges of musketry. As soon as the sloop was otl, and alter picking tip out prizes made way down and reached Kiontcro de Tabus -o Our only loss was one man killed ami two wounded shour1 the sloop. and Lieutenant Morris mortally. The man that was killed was shot directly through the lieatt. Our prizes were tilled up with logwood. and dispatched to Anton Li/ardo The Potrita had now succeeded in towing otf the McLane, which vessol had been fast on the bar through the whole adair. hands , became commanding ollicer inside the bar, and several | small vessels were brought awey clear of the town, to , be burnt, in order to cut otf all intercourae between Tabasco and its seaport. We aie now all ready for sea, and our work having : been well dona, I shall be glad of a little reat. What | li tie time we have to sleep, ta lost through the agency I of the confounded mu (jniioes. However, we have done a great deal, though it will never probably bo appreciated by the good people of the United .Statca, and the , press will yet grumble at hi. .Vuu? v rront. Nov. -J?On Saturday we lett Krontero de Tobasco, leaving the steamer McLane and schooner Forward, to keep |to*session of the river. We sent the Petiita, (the Urge prize steamer) around in ahnre, and then bore direct for Anton Lizardo, all in tow of the Mississippi The next morning, we were off Alvarado, the I'etrita having chmed and captured a brig which waa found discharging cargo, and in the evening we were at anchor. The brig captured hv the Petnta, ia valued at $60 000. All our prizra taken, are worth about $160,000. Aa we came in the Cumberland and Harilan cheered ua, which waa re turned all down the line. Lieut. Morria wae carried aboard his own ?bip, the Cumberland, and died in about j an hour atterwarda. He waa an only aon, a gallant ofli j cer, and universally regretted by eve-y man in the . squadron The anbject tea mournful one, and puta me I out of all mood lor writing ; ao, for the present, good bye. THE CAPTURE OP TAMP1CO. U. 8. SrnAMi.R SriTriaa, 1 Before the town of Tampico, ; November 14th, 1848. ) Sir:?1 have the honor to inform the department that I intcred the river of Tampico this morning with ail the small vessels of the squadron and a strong detachment of seamen and mariues from the Cumberland, Mis sincippi, St Mary's, F'linceton, und Porpoise. On my arrival at the city, 1 whs mot by a deputation front the citizens, offering the surrender of the place on condition that their laws, institution und property should be respected. I wilt bul l the place as long aa possible; its importance requires that a gartison of live or tin hundred men should lie scut to occupy it as speedily na possible. To obtain this object, I have despatched Commodore Porry to Mataruoraa to msko arrangements with Cieu J'atteraou to have afotce here without delay. Aa I deem it important the Mississippi should sail without delay,'( must defer a more particular statement to aoother opportunity. I have tho honor to bo, very respectfully, your obediont servant, 1). CONNf.R, Hon J. Y. Mason, Comd'g Home Squadron. Secretary of the Navy, Washington NAVAL INTELLIGENCE. [from the New Orleans Delta, Nov. 32.] It was Com. Connor, and not Com Perry, who had chief commnnd of the Tampico expedition. Commodate Terry left last evening in the steamboat Patrick H tiny, to join hia ship, the Mississippi, off the be.-, and will proceed direct to Tampico. He took with linn eight splendid bra.it pieces of artillery, six 6-poundera and two howitzers, the guns used by the arillery battalion of this city, with about 200 rounds of ammunition to each piece. The guos and munitions were promptly placed at the disposition of the Commodore by Governor Johnson, when applied for. About 50 U. 8. recru.ts. under the command of Capt. Crittenden, em ciaraed on me same boat lor 'i'ampico, anil are to be lotlowed iu a low da] a by 400 mounted riilemcu, expected hourly to arrive in this city by way ot the river. Acting Prize-Matter Rogers, Patted Midshipman Barrett, midshipmen Smith and Marsh, and Purser Warrington. left last evening in the Patrick Henry to join the licet. Captain Bernard, of the Engineer department, also left in the tame boat, to superintend the works at Tampico. Another descent will, itisrcported.be soon made upon Alvarado. Tho following ara the offirora attached to the IT H sloop of war Albany, bound for the Gulf of Mexico :? Samuel L Breese, Captain: Thomaa Turner, lit Lieuten.int; Simon D. Uissell, 'Id Lieutenant, Oliver H. Perry, 3 1 Lieutenant; ??muel K. Knox, 4th Lieutenant; Thomas M Ciossan, bailing Master; Niniau I'inkney, Surgeon; J i Ji-orge Harris, Purser; \Vm. B Slack, Lieutenant Commanding Marines; Charles Dyer, jr., Passed Midshipman; iobn W. Bennett. I'assol Midshipman; S. P Quackenbush, Par-ed Midshipman; K. T. Andrewa, Midshipman; Wm. H. Wearer, Midshipman; James K. Milligan, Acting Midshipman; S. J. O'Brien, Captain's Clerk; Joshua Bryant, Acting Boatswain; Sairttel Allen, Gunner; John A. Dicberson, Carpenter; Georgo Parker, Sail Maker; Wm. W. Elmore, Purser's Clerk. Passengers?Z Holland, Lieutenant; Hiram Sanford, 1st Assistant Engineer; also six firemen for the steamers in the Gulf. MILITARY MOVEMENTS. The bark iwanow, Captain Shinn, and another vessel, will sail this morning with troops for the Brazos. [From the New Orleans Delta, Nov. 2-1] The 'teamboat Albatrou, which arrived yesterday, brought down trom Cincinuati 110 recruit* for the 3d regiment V. S Infantry, under the coanmand of Capt. W. H. tiordon, and Lieut. J. N. Ward. Col. Jefl'enon Devil, of the Miaiieaippi volunteer*, arrived here yesterday, and ii (topping at the St. Charlei. Tnc brig Atcturui, Capt. Gould, arrived yesterday from Brazos St. Jago, whence she sailed on the 17th inst. dho brought nothing new from the army. Albany, Nov. 28, 1846. Malttrt and Thing t in Gtntral. Thanksgiving was celebrated with more than common telai. There was at least one foot of snow on the ground which hod fallen within the four and twenty previou, hour*. Nonpareil horses and cutters, with conch boxes' enveloped in buffalo and leopurd robes, glided softly over the snow. The dear belles seemed to think that every snow flake was worth a guinea, and were apparently resolved to anticipate the "melting mood." A number of the churches were opened, and the melody of thanksgiving went up to God from a thousand tongue*. Yea we may well thank God; America may weU devote at loast one day in a year to tho worship and tha f r lise of the illimitable Jehovah. A priest, who is declared to be the prince of erudition and a man of a great and a noble heart, officiated at one of the churrhea here on that day; hia text waa a denotation of hi* character; it was solemn and sententious; he spake, and affairs outside the church walls were forgottan; his language waa fervid end thitiling;faia portraiture of the qualities of God whom we were come up here to worship, was sublime. We went aw ay with a higher opinion of human nature The Hon. George Ilathbun, the repreeentative in Congreaa lrom Cayuga, wee in town oa the day before yee terday. He is on hia way to Washington. Capt Walker, who served with Gen. Taylor in the Florida wsr, was also in town on Thursday. Captain Walker was recently married to the accomplished daughter of Mrs. Isaiah Townsend, a widow lady of this city. Dr. Valentine and Signor Blitz are here. Valentine vn repeatedly encored last evening, and Bli'z convulsed the audience, which was a large ami fashionable one, with uproarious laughter. Their recoption has been user? Auffprinv A new hdiij of minstrels, who are called " floss's American Serenaders," have just diacovered themselves here. They are fully equal to Chryaty'a minstrel*.? Tkejr draw immense houses Judge Parker delivered the introductory lecture of the season belore the ' Vonng Men'a Association" laat ere ning. A number of eery distinguished lecturers have been engaged. Tbia association la a coble tvilonoe ot tbe energ) and excellence of one in- iridual It waa begun through hia efforts, and it he a continued to exist lor a reriea ot ) eara, an honor to Albany ar.d a blessing to hersoungmea. Literature. ?nd science, and charity, and love oi Ood and ir.an, are taught here. Jc!i?.<duincy Adams has approved the grand object for whicb it waa founded, and the best men in the country are honorary members of this institution. The caual has closed and winter is upon us. I attempted to telegraph rome little information to you on Thursday evering, hut the fluid waa blockaded. Movement* ot Travellers. The nrrivals yeaterday were more numerous than could be expected at this inclement season, and under the various impediments ot travelling. Amcbicais.?J Saul, New Orleans; Oeorge Sykes, N. Jersey; W Lawton, Charleston; J. linger, it node Island: K. Morris. Philadeiohia: K. McMichaef. do; O Dunn, do: V. Vanhorn, do. A?tor ?m. Chepen, Hartford; Hon. Ueorge Ashman; Masiachnsets; Rufus Choate, do.; J. Surdem, Troy; J. Steele, Albany; AV Loper, Philadelphia; W. J.ckson, New York; L. Russel.New Bedford; J. Dorr, Oenevs; 1). Reynolds. Albany; J. Florence, PuiJadely liia; J. HueUer, Philadelphia Citt ? J. Uaviaaon, West Indiei; Mr.Thompson, New Yort; J.Cameron, Btaten Island; A.P liamblin, L. I.; H W. Clark, Boston; A. Stephenson, Phila ; Mr, Vfileox Cetakill; 8. Rea. Norfolk; 3. Weir Lewie, i'hileda; 9. M Jonee, V 3 A : R. Hall, Catakill; A. Antell, Phila.lela : F. Cobb. Kaat Thomaston: Mr Stevenson, Polled*. FesnsLiw.?Jamea Bishop, New Jeraey; N. Wilcox, New Haven; J Heit, New York; AV. Townsend, do : 8. Hayes, Albany: E. Lord, Piennont; Capt. Myers, Ship St. James; E. Johnson, do.; Capt. itoundergu, do , H. Iinner, N. C; Judge Hnerman, Newbnig i, C. Burroughs,Connecticut; F. Low, Albany; F baltz, Massachusetts; H. Shelter. Albany; O. lnnca, FougBheepsie; D Menatwld, New York; Mr. Morris, Ireluid; O. Fuller Boston; 11. Palmer, New York; Thomaa O'Brien, ship Stephen AVhitney; O. Fisher, Ronton; AV. AA'arthem, Philadelphia; J. M. Hamilton, Canada. Hawser?Jamas Flaming, Troy; S. Wingate, Massachusetts; H Bouthworth, do; S. Tompkins, Baltimore, J, teinbergh, Connecticut! H- Miller, Trewtoai Or Mouth ate, WeetPelut; J Htoch, Michigan; T. Rider, Weal Point; O. Bradshew, New York; H^Manemg, Batten; J. R. Roe. MilteS) F, Need, Me?treel| W Pet".rsen, fa i loot J, Birthtt, Bt. Lotus, T, Ocold, limn oRco RK I NING, DECEMBER 1, 18 The Van Ncm Cam. 'Circuit Court, Waimiroto.t, Nov. 38, 1846 covtixu atiov or tdtinoiv for tmc urficxck i Brilliant morning. Court convened at 10, A M., pur- '
suant to adjournment. Two 6ns and intelligent looking , ladies, ta'telully dressed, called to tlie witnesses' stand They were sisters, and the ft rut of them waa sworn as? I Mrs Stiax Hsusrc ? tDirect examination by Mr Bradley)?I reside at Philadelphia. North 6th street, and was a servant iu the family of the late Alderman Christian; I j was there from May, 1845 to March 7th, 1646; saw every thing that was going on in the lining room during tho day, and olten in mariiage cases 1 was callsd in to act as 1 interpreter, because 1 speak Unman. Mrs. Conner, (the plaintiff.) called on mo the second week in September last, on a Saturday afternoon She did not introduce herself, and no one came with her to my house. When I first saw her, I was washing tlia pavement, and spoke to my husband as 1 went into the store, and then went up ' stairs to arrange my dress. Heard her ask it Mrs. Ha- ! gan lived there. My husband [said yes, and desired her I to walk up stairs; the came up, and a?kel if I remembered amairiage ontho Oth of August, ltMS, before Alderman Christian; told her I saw all the marriages in the office during the day, could not say what was done la the evening, being out a great deal. Told her I had been three weeks away in July, at Reading, and that my sister staid in my place during that time; told her there was a marriage in the dining room, and that Mr. Christian had not gone to tea till the marriage waa over; the lady insisted that it might have been her that was married; told her the couple were (Quakers; don't recollect that I told her this occurred a'ter I rams hack from the conn try Haw the ceremony performed in tire evening; described the lady's dress and Ills gentleman's dress, and she still iusisted it might he her; told her the couple had witnesses; Mr Wood, aud another gentleman, that came wiihthem; Mr. Christian said the couple put up at toe Uolden Swan; the lady asked if they were marrried with a ring, I told bar when jpeople wished it they were married with a ring; she asked the words of the ceremrny; I told her as well as I could recollect; she asked me bow they joined hands; I showed her how; she told me if I could prove her marrisge before Alderman Christian, I would !?e entitled to (1000, which would be a great help to new beginners; I left Mr. Christian'* to get married; 1 staid there till his death; 1; made no reply to Mra C?n ner'a offer; she asked if Mr. Christian's family were wealth* nn,l linffln. if (he vnnnv man witrs aintfla* I tnN her they were; asked me If any were married, 1 laid no, out of the niue children there were four living, hut none of them were married; she aiked what church Mr. C. he lohged to; I told her to Christ Church, oiiginally of the Chuich of Kngland; she staid, after they were married, her hushand had left for Washington and that hcrdaugh tar had gone to Bedford, tailing a servant with her; she said she had a lovely daughter, and that it greatly grievi d her daughter that her mother had so much trouble. [ ' Walk light'."] Told her the best plan would be to go to Mr. Christiau's, aud examine the hooka, or that she would perhaps find the books at Alderman Mitchell's; Alderman C. was very particular; she did aay ahe huil been 10 Mr. Christian's or to Mr. Mover's; she asked about a table in the dining room; asked if it was a round table; told her " No; ' she sai l tuat when ahe was married (he had on a Neapolitan bonnet, trimmed with purple ribbon, black silk dress,and white crape ahawl; she told me the gentleman had on a dark (tut, white vest, gold chain, ruffled shirt, gold-headed cane, high forehead, hair the color of bet V full breasted, andflimped a little; he waa about the age ol 7a, and (lie 30 or 40; toll me again ot tho reward for recollection of witnessing, or proof ct marn.ge the first time; she sai.' I might, perhaps, have seen them irom the garret windows get out ot the carriage and come and go out; she called on me again; (aid when there wus anything ol the kind going on, of course there i was always some one-peeping to tee. She said they | were married in the dining room, and,deicribed it; my place waa in the kitchen; she came on .Sunday afternoon ?ahe then again described her d ess, and laid the gentleman had on a black sa in vest; the first time she said it was white. Hcrsecond description did not correspond with the first; she said five or six times that if I could 1 prove the marriage 1 would be entitlad to a thouaand ; dollars reward; I was absent in July; told her where my j I sisier lived; gave her the direction; she came again on Monday or Tuesday, and I asked her where she itaid; she said at Mrs. .Moulder's or Moore's, [Here, from ourl>osition, we could not distinctly hear lorsome senten ces.J It wis the tint time 1 deictibed the appearance of the Quakers, and that they had Mr. Wood as a witness; it was about tea time; she said her name was in the book, but Dot the gen'loman's name. [Note ?It appears from the register of Mr. Christian that seme time in July, 1844, a couple were married by him, aud tnat the lady's narno was Kliza Conner. This may have been the case referred to by Mrs. Conner in the conversation, she having been told of the circumstance by young Mr. Christian.] Cr?ii-examintdby Mr. BititMT?l left Philadelphia the 3d of July, aud was gone three weeks; my sister came and took my place forme; she came the evening before I left; she was not at Mr. Christian's in August, because I had returned; I attended to the washing, baking, the sweeping out of the olllce, the pies, Sic AIJ. Chustian always told us of marriagos in the day time; l never went out in the day time, or very seldom; l went out in the evening sometimes; l had no occasion to go out in the day time; Mr. C's family did my shopping; described the relation of the office kitchen an l dining room to each other; the kitchen door was never shut,so that I could always see out into the dining room. [Some conversation be twoen Mr. Bradley and Mr. Brent.J The door to the kitchen wai always open, in the winter te get the heat fix m the stove, in the summer to let the draughtthrough; witness most strenuously insisted that the kitchen door wai always open; [some remarks between Mr. Bradley and Mr. Brent;] she said they were married on the 0ih of August, ISIS; don't remember what month the Qua T1U unnnu - ? ??? , ubout 5 P. M.; think it KM the last couple that Mr. C married; they were Quakers, frotn Salem county; he did uot make witnesses sign in the beok; we always taw from the kitchen; once I recollect there was a couple going to he married in the otlice, and 1 remarked it was a pity, for the. bride was such a nice, pretty lady, and the man w?s such a rough, gruft looking man; w han the Quakers were married, 1 made an excuse to go into the dining room, because i wanted to see what kind of a looking couplo they were in the face. [Laughter. " Silence! Walk light!"] Mr. Christian had told me if I could prove the ro?ri iage, I would get a thousand dollars; yes, sir, Mr C. told me so; we took tea at ft o'clock and dinner at half past 13; they were oftcner married without witnesses than with tnem; the firat week after I went to Mr. Christian's, I told him when a marriage wai , going on I weuld like to sea it, for 1 had never seen the ! marnage ceremony; my sister was with roe when the | l.tdy coiled the second time, on Sunday; sister was not there when she talked about the black vest; don't reI collect what she said when my sister was present; 1 | made an excuse about aister not being found by her, beI cause it was no use, for sister was not at the marriage; | I told my sister about that reward; told Miss Chriatian that the lady was never married, as she would not have i -i? >?. . -. .......... i ik.i .. . : ki chen door ?n never hut, end that the wet alwaya < there >n the day time, and couid ?eo directly into tne di ning room. By Mr. RatnLcv, direct?1 leit the houae of Mr. C. on the loth of March; he died in February; the marriage of the (Quaker people waa not long before he waa taken Rick; he waa tick not longer than a week. [Yir Uradlev exhibited the laat record of Mr. C. in the book, <>? confirming the tettimony of the wtneu J By Mr. Cox.?1 waa married about Laater. By UaADLET.?She told aiater ef the (1000; filter aaid she would tell her younger aiater about it; Mr. Chriatian I nlway* gave the certificate to the lady; he would never ; speak to any one till he had put tho marriage in hia book. Cited a caae. CroH-rxamintd by Mr. Brknt?IIe(had the book in the .lining room; he first wrote on the paper, and then in hit book. Slated a case. The adverliiement offering a reward. had been pnbliahed whan the lady came to aee me; I had heard of it; Mini Christian had told me of it; tbo did not lay the had aeen it in the newipepera. The intelligent witneii waa here relieved and conducted out oi the room, and her liater brought forward. Mil. LXVIM'l TESTIMONY. Examination of Mra. Junta Levin by Mr. Briblet.? The firtt time 1 taw Mn. Connor wai at my aiitar'a (in Philadelphia) on a Sunday alternoon in September lait; she was at utter'* when I called; the win speaking tomy liter, who afterwari a told me who (he we?; ahe ataid about 10 minute*; aaw her the next day at my mother't; (he came for the purpoie of (eeing my younger aiater, who waa at Mr. C 'a, while my elder (titer wa? away; he waa not at home Rt the time, and .Mia. Connor did notice her; Mrs Connor said ihe had been married by Alderman C on the lith August Id4.?; she said the certificate was given to tne gentleman; she had not ieen it since, or it <nuit have been loat or mislaid. ("Walk light!") Said her daughter I IihiI come to act hi her bntosmsid ; but that the goi.tle! man wished to have some private conversation with her | .is they were going t >: e ?i jura eu some six weeks ; ahe , arid that her daughter did not go with her to the mar rm o ; ahe la d she bad pasaed by Mr. Christian'*, and I that there were many incident* connected with the house I that made her think she was married there ; ahe did not | state what those incidents were ; i told l.er that my elder | >inter had seen all the marriages in the office in the day . time ; she told me she was not married in the office, but ttr> stairs ; told her I would ask my younger sister, if she had been there ; my alder siater had tolu me to do ao ; I said I would liko to sae her as she might have some recollection of it ; Mrs. Connor said that (lie had offered f lliOO reward to any ODe who could give satisfactory in formation ot the marriage, and that my sister would be us much entitlod to the reward aa any body alse if she could give the information ; told her that my younger siater was not there en the O'.h of August, for that my elder sister had returned home ["Silence!" "Walk light !"J She said she would very much liku to see iny j younger sister, and took her address, (Arch street;) Mr*. ! Connor told how she was dressed when matried? ; Mack silk dreae, white crape ihuwi, Neapolitan bonnet, ! purple trimmin^a?don't remember the gentleman'* dreae, she Mid they might hare been taken lor Muekera ; (he raid that ?i?ter might have been looking out ot the ganet ' window when their carnage came up ; wiabed that ai* 1 ter would come down to aee her ; if (later oould give the | leaat inlormation (he would he entitled to >1000, which w.'Uld be a great help to joung people beginning in the world : I never aaw her aiterwarda Mr B**dlrv.?You can aak her any queationa now, if you dedre it. Mr. Barm.?Wa have not a (olltaiy queetion to aak her I" Walk light."J CarTanv Caaaicitet'e avipr.vcr.. Sreeart Ike letters af litre Conner, la id before the court at those of Oen. i'nn Ken, ojfiiming her marriage to him to be, alt ami m tral, down-right, point-Hank, nnmitigated forgeriet, ; Captain C*ee? aav aworn.?Examined by Mr Bradley. ?I via acquainted with Uen Van Neva; I have known i him atnee lain, I have lived neat door to him alnaa that timet Uen. Van Neee waa as independent, eterif, at if. willed mag, ha waa act ta be aaaily fntuaoaad, ar awaivad frem hu parpen \ ha waa married and had daughter, met hat and child bath dead t have had akaadaat appartu IERA 46. nitiei to become acquainted with hie hand writing; I have been a director in the Bank of tho Metro|>olie (of which Gen. Van Ness wan ; resident.) lor twenty years; I was not there with Mr M'intyre; I think I am competent to form an opinion of Gen Van Neia'a handwriting; aiier so many respectable witnesses had testified to the genuineness of these letteis, i was at first led to suspect my own judgment, but 1 have since examined them more carefully; and am satisfied that they aro all forg.-ries.? Witness then examined the the plnintitt ? \ an Nets lettors, ono by one, and pronounced them, without an exception, to he (orgeries. (ten Van Ness wrote a uniform hand; he never mado flourishes; never saw him scribble upon a piece of paper. nor write except for some useful pu. pose; I doubt whether Gen. Van Ness could so disguise hit hand that I could not detect it; these letters aro written with a freedom and euse not peculiar to Gen Van Ness, of which, indeed, ["Walk light'."] be was wholly incompetent; reeogni/ol several genuine papers of Gen. Van Nets; pronounced the Green Valley Depot letters to he forgeries; pronounced the nine letters filed by pla ntitf in the Orphan's Court, to he forgeries; witness described very minu'clv bow u signature might bo exactly cou^uilVited. cither by holding up the paper ?itii it to W it dotv, and tracing it, orby tracing it with a steel point, so us to make an im pressiou upon a piece of blank paper on the other side of the letters, atterwurds to he followed by the pen ; sometimes, however, in the process in the upwaid ' strokes the lines indicate a trembling, as may probably be detected .in some of these signatures ; I have put I these letters to several different tests?taking a o or an H ol a genuine paper and compariug it with these ; in these the tail of the o is curled round wiih a heavy prea sure of the pea ; in the genuine papers tho 5 is brought sttaight down with a light tnark ; there is something of the same dili'rience in the capital W ; Gtu. V. N was very tenacious ot his dignity, and when he undertook to do any thing would go tbreugh with it. Crost examined I,y Mr. Msv?Gen. Van Ness married Miss Bums ; he has tela'ives living now ; the daughter married a son of Gen. Vliddleton of South Carolina, but she died many years ago ; I have been living near Gen wit lick from the 45th February ; his wife wss a daughter of Patrick Burua ; Mrs. Middleton diud in childbirth, I believe, air ; witness detailed the particular* attending the laat illnei* of lien Van Ness ; had every body excluded excep1 his immediate attendants ; wondered he 1 had not mnde a will ; saw him on the last day of hie j life : he died about sunset ; bis niece. Miss White, and I hie brother were there ; Mr. May showed two lettora of j lien. Van Nest?one in a large hsnd?and the other in a small hand?to show that ho was not uniform ; witness detected the. saino characteristics in both ; i shown several icceipts; hesitated; confessed that they j somewhat staggered him; reitetutod the tests, and the moans of counterfeiting; there was a difference iu the capital S,s between those letters and the geuuinc; thero was a difference in tho capital M of the genuine and tho tutse iettera. Ma Bhkist exhibited several genuine papers showing a difference in the capital M, as made l?y General Van Ness, and suhjected the witness to a most rigid cross-examination. from which it appeared that the knowledge of fait Carberrv of the hsnd writing of lien. Van Ness was not positively infallible in some particulars. first rsixHsts outs Mr lirailey introduce' several of Uncle Sum's functionarici, wit h certain official records of tht fast Office Department, to show ihat certain if Mrs Conner'? Uun ft its letters were written twelve months af.tr their due, and since the death of Gen Van Nets. Mr. Brxdi-kv de-ired to uiake a brief special explanation to the Court and the jury. Ma. Burnt objec ed to these special explanations, but submitted. Ma Bratilkt said there were three of the letters prei tented to the Court us the genuine letters of Gen Van j Nest, post-marked the tiOth August, the 'Jd September, [ and the 6th October, which, tram the dates inside, pur1 potted te have been written in 1346. Now, he proposed to show that these letters did not pass through the Post Office at that time. Mr. Bradley theu briefly explained the checks which they mutually have upon each other in the prevention of frauds-su-h a* the register kept by each Po?t Office of the lettera despatched from it, and their places of destination in the daily aggregate to each of such places, and the other check of a register (post bill) at each post office of the number of letters received, and where from, day by day, which records are quarterly returned to the General Post Office Mr. Bskvt.?Wall, air, we are prepared to meet it. Col. C. K. CJarokkr, recalled ?1 am Postmaster of the city of Washington; explained the regulations of the department. inkeeping admly bill at each post offico, oi the letters received and the letters despatched?and the amount of postage, and the aggregate number of live and ten cent letters to each placo-how the letters from Washington were stamped with lha name of the pott office and the day of the month at which they are received at the pott olHce for transmission ; and that they are not stamped with the day of the year, so that a letter written on the 10th August, laatl, and dated inside the 19th Au gust, 1645, in not having the year stamped upon the back, would havo nothiug in the stamp discordant with the inside date, being stamped, for instance, if the letter were put in the next morning, " Washington, D. C., Au gust JO." [Col. Gardner produced a file of post bills for the-Washington City | ost office tor 1845 and 1848. end for tife same yearn for Green Valley Depot, and Green Valley (another post office in Virginia ) showing the transmis j mull BUU Ul ll'liei# ueiwcsu iu*-?w ^mvv^.v. vintj I day in the two years aforesaid ] | Mr. Bbadlkt ? Look, Col. Oardner, and era if there 11 | a latter on record lor August 20 tb, 1340, (supposed to be ! Mies Virginia Kowler'* letter to her sister, Mr*. Connor,) j amang the letter* regiiteied for that day?*ee if there i* one, air, lor Oreen \ alley Depot ! Mr. BaxjsT.?Well, now, Mr. Bradley, 1 would ju?t aik the aingle question? Mr. Bb*i>lkt?Oh ! wait awhile, Mr. Brent; hare a little patience, unlet* you are to lull that you hare to boil over. Wit.tkh?No, tir ; nothing mailed that day for Oreen Valley Depot, 1845 Mr. lteynolda and Mr. Lawrenton, both of the Post- I office Department nwoin ; and Meaara. Uatdoer, Reynold! and Lawrenaon, all at the witneaiei stand together, i with their poat-oftlco filet. I Col. (iaaonta?I find a letter for Oreen Valley, marked ten centa, ;>oet marked Washington, Aug. 28. Identified tho post marks a* genuine on the Van Ness letters, but judged tbcm to be impressed with the stamp of '48, and not that of 1845. Tberew.ua difference in the stem pa. No letters registered ut this office for Oreen Valley Depot 2?th, 28th, 29ih August. 1845. The register shows b letter for 28th August, 1848. [Borne conversation here followed between Mr. Brent and Mr. Bradley, which indicated the greatest interest to both parties iu the examination. The auditory, which up to this hour had bceu almost unanimous in their sym pathyf.rMrs. Connor, and their implicit belie! in the justice of her claims, began to evince symptoms oi alarm, and of tha moat intense concern. Whisperings nnd axclamations passed through the crowd, and a general low muimuring prevailed. I" silence in court, gen tiemen" " Silence. " Walk light'') " Never mind, juat wait till Brent get* ahold ot him?he'll bring him down?ye*, ail three of 'em, book* and till Yea, d n it, *he waa married, and your book* won't help you." (' Silence !) The trial waa approaching e criJi*. The witneasf* and Mr. Bradley were examining the l>0(t-ofllce Ale*. Mr. flsifiT?Let the jury look?let the Jury look. Mr. Ba*nt.rv?The letter to Oreen Valley Depot, dated inai.-iA Hart* 1 IPiA Air\ nnt ti*u thrnltirh tha nriat-nfflrf n that day ol that year, that'a all. Mr. BaariT?That's all? Mr Basm-tv?That's all. The examination of the three witnesses all together, still continued. Letters with the Washington stamp ol 1846, procured Irom Georgetown, exhibited. Different I Irom the stauip on the Van Ness letters which purport to : have been written in 1846, which stamp corresponds with that of 1844. Mr Bradley required the witnesses to exi plain very minutely the checks and records of the post1 oficst, himself assisting materially, as ther went along | to the understanding ol the Jury. In brief, the result ol ; the examination appeared to show Irom the official post| office hies, that no series of letters answering with Mrs Connor's Van Ness letters to Green Valley Depot, and I dated at intervals through the months ot August and : September and up to the 3d of October, 1846, neither passed from this city nor were received at Orven Valley Depot, in the year conesponding with the inside dates of those letters ; but that the flies do show that a terhs ol ; letters were transmitted to and received at Green Valley Depot at the intervals between August and October nloit-said, in the year 1844 The stamp on the letters, too, although it only gives tbo day of the month, corresponds, according to ttie testimony of the witnesses, with the stamp oi Ie40 and not ot the year 1846 C'on-txamintd by Mr. Baser?Genuine stamps are all the same; we had two stamps in the office in 1846, we have no letter per Oreen Valley Depot of August '48, 18 46, on the hooks; we have one of that data for 1846; there isono lor the 3d of October tor Green Valley not (iroen Valley De|iot; yes, sir, it might have gone to tho ' wrong poatoftire; 4th of September there is to Ureen Valley L)e|>ot from Green Valley office. . lit a....... 1.1 ,n Ik.. ? If., r r, n n o r whan, aftar aome consultation between the counsel upon I rith- r side and the Court, it was agreed to adjourn over till Monday. Mr. l)aic*T daairad Meaart. (iardncr, Reynolds and Lawrenaon to be present on Monday at the convening of tha Court, aa he wirhed further to protecute hla crossaxaminatioii. And the Court [" Walk light"] waa adjonmed over to Monday morning, the 30th November inatant, at ten o'clock in the morning. W Circuit I ourt. Before Judge Barculo. Not 30 a-1 t'm. C. Porter and f*ewtt Bollard ??. John 0 Curtia ?Thia waa an action for gooda sold and delivered; the suin claimed waa $-303, with interast. Kor tha plaintiffs it waa alleged that the defendant introduced to them, in the month of May. IMS. at (heir atore, a young man named Homuel Wilcokson, and raqueatad them to aeil him a bill of gooda, which they were to Mil to Wilcokton, but to charge them in their books to defendant Goods to tha abova amount were delivered to Wfeockaon, which wera nevar paid for, and plaintiffs now bring thair action torecovar tha amount.? 1 he plaintiffs' Clark and twe othar witnesses, proved tha f?cta above stated. The Jefeudant pleaded the general i.sue,and had the plaintiffs' books produced. from which it appeared that the goods were oiiglnally entered to Wilcokaon, but were ofterwards charged to < uitie, and also read somo teeumony taken da lr*? ess', which eontiadlcted the plaintiffs'witnesses. Ihecausen sdiotirn d to this morning Court CsUendstr?THIo Day. Ciaceiv Cecav?Not. 43 to#3, 284, 279, 84 to 71, 949, 7t to too Couuew ftaat?lit Tift?Nos. 81, fit, 89, 1,1,. 41, T?, ! 7# tf.it. 94 raft-Fes. 99, 44, #4, 99, ?9. l9, It 144, 1 99,94. L lj. w* tWi Cutt, Police IntelligenceNov. JO.?Infant Durrfed by ill Mothrr ? \ colore J infant, about four montha old, wai diacovered on Sunday evening, about 7 o'clock, on the atoop of the Franklin Home, at the entrance in Dey afreet, where it hail been ile|>oaited by ita unnatural mother. The child waa at once conveyed to the alma houee and taken care of, and in the courae of the night aaaiataai Captain Buck and offiour Perry, of the third ward, arretted the mother in an attic room at No lit Reade atreet. Upon being brought before Juatice Drinker, ahe aaid her name waa Amelia Miller, and acknowledged the fact. Iler reaaon for leaving the child there waa, that the father, a colored waiter, waa employed in that botal, and an ahe having kept tlio little reaponaibility long enough, it waa now time lor the father to take a turn. However, it waa mih?ei|uently aacertained that the father ol the dear hube had aome time ainoe left the city, and waa now in Boaton. Tho magiatrate accordingly committed the accuaed to piiiun for trial, on the charge of Bl)n-.t?n-Oe"? CWru J V- ??., A r... I?... tl -.1 Jo-vc- .Alien, w*. arie.ied, yesterday, by officers Watsun and McKeon, ol tbe 6th ward, on a charge of robbing a man by tbe name ol John McEvery of f>40 in hank bills, while in a thieving crib located at No. Stt Iron meet. Upon tbe arrest of the raacal he becaino alarmed, and acknowledged ateaiing the money, and said if they would lat him go he would return it. Ho then took the officer* to a bakery on the corner of Yulberry and Walker atreeta, kept by William Longe, whom he haa implicated a* having a part of the money . However, about $13 only bat been recovered The bluck iellow win locked up for a further examination. Buying Stolen (moodt?A woman by tbe name of Kredericka Breetnar, was arrested j estetdey on a charge of buy ing a lot of hosiery, knowing the same to be stolen property. A portion of the property recovered, proved to belong to Meisra Quiulan It Brothers, dry good* merchants, hi Pine street. Justice Drinker locked her up for trial. Charge of Libel.?A Mr. Daniel Griffin, of 193 Broadway, preferred a complaint yesterday against Albright Sherman, at the police office, before Justice Drinker, wherein he letibrth that a certain placard, or paper, entitled, "Yuiikce Doodle Extra," bearing the represents tion of a "jackasa" dress* d up in men's clothes, together with some fool.sh lettering and verses, which Mr. Grif. tin declares is intended 10 represent himself, theieby holding him up to ridicule. The complaint was taken, and a warrant issued for the arrest of Sherman, and placed in the hands ol orticei Prince John Davis. Burglary ?Tbe store 3H Peek slip was burglariously entered on Sunday evening, between the hours ot 7 and S o'clock, anl a small quantity of jewelry stolen therefrom. Supposed la he Stolen.?A large black trunk haa bean taken by a policeman of the 3d ward, fiom two blaak fellows, it having no doubt boon stolen. The owner can have the same by applying at the Station House. Jirreit of a convict.?Policeman Wallace of the 18th ward, at rested on Sunday night, a woman called ElUaheih Brady, she having escaped from Blackwell's Island before the expiration of her term of sentence. Justice Itoorae sent her back to ber old quarters In Chancery. Before the Vice Chancellor of the First Circuit. Nov 30 ? John IVhitherk vi Herman LeHoy Edgar, adminiilrator oj If'tn Edgar. leniar ? In this case, it appears that on the 3d of January, I BOO. one Robt L Bowne, being the nwuer ot about 43 acres of land situate at Bloiimingdale, in tlie lllh Ward of the city of New York, executed a mortgage upon it to William r.dgtr Senior, to secure the p?j ment ol V.!0 000 in three year* from it* date. William Kdgar Senior died on the 1*1 of November, 1930, having made hi* will, and appointed certain executors therein namel Robert I. bow nr. the mortgagor, died on the 31st day ol June, 1831, leaving Itim auiTivicg Naomi Bowne. hi* widow, and nine children, hi* heir* at law, who became, on tho death of Robert L. Bowne, seized of the premises in question Win. Kdgar Junior, the sole acting executor ot Wm Kdgar Senior, died on the 7th of August, 1833, having made hii will and appointed Duncan P. la-pbell, Campbell P White, and Herman Le Roy, Junior, hii executor*. The executor* of Wm Kdgar Juniar, on the 11th of February, 1838, filed a bill to foreclose the mortgage of Robert L. Bowne, but omitted in their bill to make several of the children of Robert L. Bowne, partiea to that ruit. On the let of January, 1830. tlic revised statutes went into operation, which prohibit an executor of an executor from administering upon tho estate of the first testator, by which it is claimed, by the present complainant, that the auit commenced by the executor* of Win. Kdgar, Junior, to lorecloie the Bowne mortgage, became extinct. On the 3titbday oi December, 1833, Herman Le Roy Kdgar, a son of William Kdgar Junior, was apnointed administrator dr. turns non, of the eat ate of William Kdgar, senior; and in toe year 1833, he applied rx yarir to the court of Chancery, for leave to revive the suit commenced by the executor* of Wm. Kdgar, junior, which leave wts granted. Matters remained in this way, until the ftth of October, 1837, when George Bowne, a son of Robert L. Boune, and who had purchased * number of the (hares of his brothel s and sisters in the premise* at Bloomingdale, executed a mortgage on a portion of the premiaes, unto Bonjamin Waldron, to secure the peyment ef the sum of $i9,0tM), which mortgage was a'terwards assigned to the complainant Whit bee a, who, after he became the owner oi the MA,000 mortgage, applied to Herman Le ltoy Kdgar, Cnirguva him notice of h.sclatab and mqueated Kdgar to make him a party to the first suit Which had been commenced for ttie foreclosure of these premise*, this Kdgar omitted to do, and than Whitbeck filed the present bill against Kdgar and others, claiming that die old mortgage, executed in 1909, by Robert L. Bowne, to Wm Kdgar. senior, had been fully paid ofT and satisfied in tha life-time of Kdgar; that Robert L- Bown* in bia lire-time placed in Kdgar's hands certain collateral securities for the purpose of relieving and discharging the lands at Bloomingdale from the lien ot the $30,<>00 mortgage, and in satisfaction of the claim evidenced by that mortgage. Whitbeck's bill claims that Wm. Edgar.senior, in his life-time, and Wm. Kdgar, junior, in his life-time, collected and received of those collateral securities, or by their carelessness and negligence permitted them to be iosi ana waJieti, mora innu suiucieoi io pay mm uia ltobert L. Downs mortgage. Tbs defendant. Herman Le ltoy Edgar, demurred to Whitback'i bill, on the ground that inch a bill could not be died whilst Edgar*! suit for tho foreclosure of a prior mortgage, upon the aame premiiei, was pending ; which demurrer now came on for argument Howland and Chase ot counsel for complainant; lion A. L. Hobertsen, Aiaiatant Vioe chancellor, of counsel for defendant Edgar. Gould, Bonkt 4" Ce. v. The American Tract Society.? The plaintiffs in this csuie, obtained an injunction torestrain the defendants from buildiug In the rear of their piemisos in Nassau street. The injunction was afterwards dissolved by ex-Vice Chancellor McCouo. The plaintiff's preferred a petition to the present Vice Chancellor for a re-hearing. The case came up veaterday, and was argued by Mr. E Sandford for plain tills , and by Messrs. llolden and Bidwell, for defendants. Judgment postponed. Common Plena. Before Judge Daly. Nov. JOThomee + Van KrigA/va e?. Ley km n Byrne.?This was au action of trespass, oommeuoed last week and tue facts fully reported It wae adjourned tat comrqmence of the illness of Judge Daly, until yesterday morning, when it wst resumed. There was a verdict for the plaintiffs of $10. Before Judge Ulahoeff r. .Samuel My ere re. Wm. Jens#, SAsr iff, Ire.?This was an action on tha case for not making a return on an execution. Krom the statement of plaintiff's counsel, It appears Myers obtained a judgment against one Henry D. Knapp tor $4300?that ho issued in execution on the judgment, and placed it in the defendant's hands, with directions to him to levy, ft did not appear whether the defendant levied tinder the execution or net; but at all events he did not return it, and the plaintiff now brings bill action to recover anmagea. rue aeienee wu, mr judgment obteined by Myere wee fraudulent, the bond and warrant under which it woe obtained being given bv Knapp for tie purpose of defiauding hie ereoitore.? There were two other defence*, to wit, that the Sheriff had before levied on tho aamu gooda under aeveral elocution*, againata men named Bnlkley, wboae prop.ity they weie represented to be, and thirdly, that plaintifl' had entered into a private arrangement with the deputy heiifl' in regard to levying on the aooda which, it was contended, d.achaiged the aher,fr. The caie atanda adjourned to Una morning. From Havana?The brig Titi arrived at New | Orleans on the 21st, wit.li dates to the 16.h inst. We extract fiom the Pi< oyune and reitei?She report* that nothing hai been done aa yet under the letter* of :narqti) and naturalization which Mexico baa tent there for aula Krom a very intereating commeri ial circular <>i the lith inat. we extract a paragraph touching thaae lettein?We under atom: letter* ol marque have been re: ceived here from Mexico, and letteiauf nainralir.aflon iikowian, lor aale In the printed Inetructione attached to the letter* of marque, it ia atated th-it capture* aie to lie token to Mexican porta; but if 'hat ia not practicable, be earned to neutral fiorte. and will tlieie be condemned by the Mexican t.otiaul. We believe, however, that by the treaties between tho United Mate* and Spain, the latter power can neither allow privateer* to be fitted out in any of her port*, uor permit American veaaeia captnr' ed and brought in, tube condemned; and we have good ,i? ia, ?i,. rcncictinii that otti vov-1nmcn! will taithfuily adhere to thou treaties we siipp 010 other governments at peace with the United Stales will act on the aunts principle'; and if >o, privateering enterprise* will he ri udered difficult; besides which, the fear of being frrt'ed as pirates by American Teasels of war, is likely to deter |>ersoos from entering into them. The local news from HiTana is of very little Importance The Italian opera company were to commence their performances at the Tacon theatre on Sunday the I.Mh The Ku work* had been thoroughly repaired from the damages suitslnedby the late gale, and more street* I ware about being lighted np with gss. ha Prtnta sajs that at last tire newspaper street tSan ignacto) will be ; illuminated On the evening of the 14th a grand serenade was given to (Jen O'Don noli at the Plaza do Aimas, in honor ol his birthday. According to the Viario it la Marina, of the 19th, the exporta of sngars from Havana and Matanras, from Jan I to Oct. 8, 19-tfl, were 72-Vttl boxes? 448 4fc? from the former, and 974 from the latter port. During ti e same period 41,180 boxes had been exported from Cienfucgos, a small pott on the southern ca<ut of the I aland. The same paper 'peculates about the value which Havana sugar will have shortly, on account ol the sbortnese of pi jps which it anticipated in li-e United States and the Unglith Antilles. Political IntslllgsaM. The result ef the Missouri alec Uen to member of Ctrngreis, is as yet doubtful, All but eonnttes, H? met* ef which ee yells were opened. gton Imma (whig,] 7,?M, end Mstlentel (dgm i f,9H ~h? et? W gsnstsilv itrvnglv dsm??re?K ,