Newspaper of The New York Herald, February 26, 1847, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated February 26, 1847 Page 1
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f mmmmmmmammammmmmmmm TH u(. 1111, H? 06-Wtioii Ho. 40S3 AFFAIRS IN ALBANY. LEGISLATIVE PROCEEDINGS. TBLKUKiPUIC. MmU> Albany, Fab. 31,1847. Tha emigrant Passenger Bill wai undar discussion, during the greater part of tha day, but waa not diapoaad of. It was made the order of tha day for Monday next. Tha Codification Bill is to be taken up to-morrow. Assembly. Albany, Feb, 36, 1847. Tha Judicial District Bill was reported back to the Houae by tlie committee, in the same ahapa in which it was referred to them, they being unable to agree to amend it in the manner directed by the Mouse. Debate then ensued on the propriety of.the instructions given by the Canal Committee to the printer oi the Home, to permit no person to interfere with the publication at the report on oanal fraude. The Printing Committee oomplain of these instructions as a violation oi their rights and privileges. This debate terminated by sending the whole subj act te the Printing Committee. The bill, however, was again taken up, and gave rise to mere debate, which ended without being disposed of The following items are given in the general appropriation bill, reported by the Committee of Ways and Means of the Uease. Deaf and Dumb, $36,800; Hind, $17,600; State Arsenal. $66,384; New York Hospital, $*29,606; Foreign Poor, $10,000; New York Orphan Asylum, $6,000; New York House of Refuge, $6,000: Dispensary, $4,660; Marine Hospital, $6,000. Y THE HAIL 1, lmiilatith prochediiiqi, Albsnv, Feb. 34, 1847. onnte. Mr. Ssivpoae presented the petition of the New York University, praying for a continuation of the usual annual aptiropiiation for the support ef this University. The petition wee referred. Mr H?bb, from the Committee en Railroads, reported the Assembly bill with amendments, to allow the Buffalo and Attica Railroad Company to increase their that they may relay their read with a heavy rait. The bill was referred to the Committee of the Whole. Mr. IvtssiM, from the Committee en Roads and Bridres, reported a general law for the incorporation of plank road companies. The bill was referred. A great number of plank roads are being built, or to be built in Western New York. Mr. Hakb introduced a bill, according to the terms of the Constitution, providing that every voter shall have been a resident three years in the Mate, and four months in the county where ha may efar his vote; every voter may also tie required to swear that he has been a citizen ten days; no person is a eitizen until he has arrived at the age ef 31 years, and no man is entitled to vote unless he has been a oitizen ten days. Mr. RcecLis Introduced a bill to render the homestead of every tamily exempt from liability for any debt what soever. The bill brought in by Mr. Dennisten, noticed yester day, making appropriations for the canal debt, and for the suppoit mid maintenance of tho canal* for tho year 1847, was passed by the Senate?ayes 36, noes 1 (Mr Hard). And the Senate went into committee of the whole on the House bill relative to the bonding of emigrant pas senger* arriving at the port of New Yoik. The bill, aa passed by tho House, has been published iu the Herald. The committee ef the whole reported progrees wltheut voting upon the hill. Amsmbly, Albakt, Feb 34, 1847. In the Assembly a Mil waa brought in to provido for the payment of the commissionera who lately made a report in regard to the canal itauda. The bill was relerrod. A motiou t* print ten times the usual numbat of the report cf these commissioners was referred to the printing; committee A resolution appointing a member of the House committee on canals, a commissioner to examine a number oi witnesses who bad not boon previously examined in relation to the canal frauda, waa adopted by the Houae And the Houae went into committee of the whole on the bill brought in by Mr. Cornwall, entitled "An act relative to canal r?paiia and to reduce the expense* thereof." It ta confidently expected that this bill will effectually prevent the outrageouw frauda hitherto per petrated by contractor*. The fourth auction of the bill waa amended 10 aw to require, in caae ot breachea, " con atant labor, night and day, tiatil completed " i'ue coiainutee reported progrea* wnnout a dual vote upon the bill. Albsi*t, Feb. 31, 1947. 7Vk Canali / the State. Tha bill herewith transmitted, entitled, I beliove " an Act relative to repairs on tho canals, and to raduca the expenditures thereon," waa brought into the House by Mr. Cornwall, under the express in atructioua of th* Governor. It la intended to carry out the recommendation of th* Governor in bis inaugural raaasaga, in regard to the supervision and maintenance of th# canals. It is certain that th* con tract system, upon all the public works, his afforded oc casional opportuartiaa for the perpetration of Irau ta upon the treasury; contractors have not buen alow to lake advantage ol these opportunities, and it is believed tbat unusual and stringent measures must be resorted to to protect the Mate fiom th# dishonesty of its own officers and egeali. Popular elections have buen controlled by thebiHcera of the government; and never in any eountry but North America, have powers and patronage so im menwo bean so completely psrvettad for the promotion ot individual interests. I hold this to be an alarming (anttf-e of the times; it is an incident in our history which Is ? natural result of a concentration of power in indivb .i... i. ... w- ?..? ~,.~ a., uuii in vo muiuiimi wnn interests s* inuitifm luai and unoortant; they are made the depositsrianut millions of dollar*, the proper use and appropriation of whieti ii ofton dependant upon their integrity and wisdom, and not upon the weak exuotions of the oonatitution, In the (hope, perhaps, of individual oath* or ttiaw a?euniie?. SurKKMK cobrt or tbs Unitrd States, Feb 17 ?James Humphrey, Esq., of New York, whi ndo i ted an attorney and coun*ellor of thi* court No 3. C. Patterson, appellant, vs. E P. Gaines et ux The argument of this cause was continued by Mr. May lor the appellant. F?s 13..No 3 C Patterson, appellant, vs. E P Gum** ut ux. The argument of this cause was continued by Mr. Johnson for the appellees. fib 19?no 8; c. Patterson, appellant, n e. P Game* et ux. The argument of this cause was continued by Mr. Johnson lor the appellees Fi b 9*i.? Granville Paiker, E?q , of Maasaahusetts ; Uei.ry 'J'. Ellelt, E.q , of Mississippi, an I Thomas M I'd it it, of Pennsylvania, were admitted attorneys and counsellors oi this court. No. tt. i>l Fox vs rttate of Ohio. In error to the Supreme Court of Ohio Mr. Justice Daniel delivered the opii ion of this court atflrunng the judgment of the said Supreme Court in this came with costs. No 3 C. Patterson, appellant, vs E P Gaines et ux. The argument of this cause was conti uued by Gen Jones for the appellees. Adjourned until to morrow, at II o'clock, A M.?National Intelligtncgr. Terrible Steamboat Accident?Six Lives JLosr?The Pittsburgh Commercial Journal, of the Jsd, contains an ucsount of the loss of six I v. s, and the staking ot tha steamer California, on the Ohio river, oiietmiie tie low Guyandotte. Tbu disaster occurred ou Thursday last '1 he Journal says: ? The steamer Isaac Newton wu coming u,> stream, and the Californie coio ing do * n. when the termer ito into the latter, lujaring her so much tiiat the California sunk to the hurricane deck iu ene minute We are i.istrviiad toaddlhatup to in s time six lives have already been ascertained as lis*. We appoint the eamea below. There was no intu unre ou * tn?r host or cargo, which are a total lass tnraieufl ? William Watson, deck hand) hud a wife and Child who now reside in Alleghany; A. Thompson, (lis: rr,gi..ear, Plttsbargh, unmarried; D Irwin, deck laud P.ti T<>k iisuip, Allegkeuy county, Pcnn., unmar ried ibswli a. 10 Fissiar. liivmei,-. thav o-ere has. thcr?, whit# man, #cd rati'e?l in beaver county, Penn ; K l.ckwell pvtuonger, who got <"> bo#r'1 a ,U0lt tunc a all., ve tin) an loite?he cosa plained of not having had Bur Bleep i#r two nfghta and immediBtsly retired to his atai# room, wheio ho wtl diov ned; Matthew Woodiod, Hit ooisiown, Illinois, pa?a?ii!!?r? nit pocket book contains many valuable papeii, I seeds, fcc ) which will ho delivered to those entitled to them. Hi* wallet con tuint no money. Not" fi thi P i lie* woro recovered. Th# pocket book of Mr Woo,Iron hod t?e#n left in th# clink's ollico ? Great preit) it given to Captain Hunter, of tho Califor- ' nia, f<r hi* uiiiii.itiity and active illoit* to nave th# livt* of his passenger* a id new. Lots op the s-.tkamkr Alabama.?The ateatrior Alabama whilst asccndir.g the Boguo Falls river on the Uih, fl.inkod, itruck a snag, spiting quite a number of timber-., nud fllkcl with water almost immediately.? Height will be saved Situation and Prospect of thr Steamer Great Britain ?Tho luteat information in relnuon to the (irrat Britain la given in a latter from Mr James Brniomei, t.ivii Kiigiueer, which i* published in a Scotch join n il, st follows:?" I left the Great Britain in the rliaipH < l I'.apsin lloxton, the managing director, who ia stuffing her larboard quarter with l.iggots, huahweod, sand bags, cliaina and bulla, Jsc It it Mr. Biunel't nlan, and I am nut snie of its effects; but I hop* there will bo no danger of her till April, when I eapect to commence operation* to raise her. She has nuai ned down si* feet nt the Solid rock, and turned up like a plough forward ? 1 bore are loui lee i oi aainj above the ruck - in all ten to tan and a hall leet She must b? raised thirteen leet pvrnerdicuUr height, and then her bottom patched, i.nd taken probably to Liverpool, but, if poaaible, to Biiatol, by two ateamera The sand now In her, which tho water is over, will make her tully three hundred tons weight, to that you tee th# lift will b# no jok#." V V . I E NE' NEV THE CALIFORNIA EXPEDITION. t ft EXTRAORDINARY CORRESPONDENCE J t< BK1WKKN dl Dir. Secretary Marcy and Gov. Wright. ? Views of the Wright-Van-Buren Section of ? the Huge-Paws on the Mexican Wur. ' 4-c. 4'c. Ire. ? ? n, Albany, Fab. 24, 1847. C On the 28th day of Jun? laaa, Mr. Marcy, (Secretary of War,) wrote a latter to Col J. 0 Stevenson, then in ? New York, stating that " the President having dntermin > ed to aend a regiment of volunteer* around Cape Horn," ? * * " he* autboriaed me to aay. that if you will it organise one," * " and tender it* aervicea, it will be i> accepted. It if proper it ahould be don* with the approbation of 'he Governor of New York " ' Col Stevenson, upon the receipt of the letter ot Mar- o.[ cy, wrote the following letter to Gov. Wright, covering ?' Marcy 'a letter: - J" col. stevenson to oov. wright ' Citt er Naw Yoaa, June Hf>, 1848. " 8ia?I have the honor to enoloae yeu the copy of a 11 communication from the Secretary ef War. signifying V. the willingnea* of the Preaident of the United States to ' accept the aervicea of a volunteer regiment from this 0 State, with the consent of the Governor. The regiment ' ie assigned to be organised pursuant to the laws ol this al State, and commissioned by your Excellency, and is not c to be regarded as forming a part of the aeven regiments r< called for bv your order of the 'JS'.h May last, pursuant * lo lue circular ui lua oecraiary m war OI May IV, IMO V 1 respectfully rvquest permission to enrol and organ " lie the regiment, pureuant to the enclosed letter of the *' Secretary ef War. If your Exoellenoy (ball approve P the organiiation, I request you will advise me of the 11 ?ame at your earlieat convenience, and forward uecessa- M ry company roll*. . Keipectlully, your obedient fervent, . J. D. STEVENSON. 11 To Hia Excellency Silas Wbiomt, Governor N. V, P Gov Wright did not reply to the above letter at a very t( early day, for reaeotif afated in the following remarks 0 bit letter of Mr. Wright to the Secretary of War:- c OOVKKMOR WltlSUT TO SECRETARY MAJtCY. c ElCOlTTIVa CHAMBER, > ll Albany, July 7, 1S48. J c Tht Hon Wm. L. M??uv, Sooretary of ff\ir: it Dear Si a?I had lean it repeatedly mentioned in the it public papert, during the net week, that Col.j Jona- ai than D 8tev#n?on of the city of New York, had received ti authority from the Prefident, or the War Depot tment, to j< raiie a regiment of men, to be immediately muitered into the eervice of the United States, aa was said, for for- u vice ia Califoroia. J Some day* since, in openiog and diitributing my let- p tare, my private Secretary laid upon my table a letter [ which, he eaid, was from Col Stevenaon, in ralation to p hit raiting the men in question Using very much en- ii gaged, and inppoaing the letter to be merely one of ti friendly cot reipondsnce from the Colonel, to inform me y of hia authority and prospects, I did not Sad leisure to t reed it before I left the city for New Yoik, on the after t noon of the Sd inst. At thai time I put the papers in my a pocket, but did not get an epportunity to read them upon j my passage. On the afternoon of the 4th the Col called q upon ae at my lodgings, at the City Hotel in New Yerk, t and told me he had written e second note, requesting me e to answer his first communication My room was occupied bv company, and I had no opportunity to converse with him any farther than to tell him that his papera were with nie, but had not even been read. He then tnttde a a remark from which I flrit learned that it was expected I would organize sod commission the officers of the regiment of men he was raiding. He requested me to And leisure to read the papers upou iny passage up the river on Saturday evening, and to Jrop him a note by the mail n of Sunday evening, which I did I send encloieJ a copy y of hia communication to me, and the enclosure of which c he speeka is a cepy of a letter from yourself to him, p dated 4bih June last, of which your office Ales will of v coarse turnish you s copy. (, The notieee I had seau in tha newspapars had not in- a duced ik-* suspicion that tho Colonel was operating in q any manner in connexion with nie, or under my auOio- ? nty ; and the suggestion to that effect, m ide by him on the afternoon of Saturday, gavenie some surprise, end t| oaused me at the eailiext practicable .-opportunity to exit- a mine his communication. b His letter, as you will see, is very sper.iAc, end tells t| me that the regtm nt is to bo organized under the ^ laws of this State ; that the officers aro to be 0 commissioned by me, and that it is not to be considered tj one of the seven regiments of volunteers called for from the State, by your requisition of the IV.h day of May {, last. , Your communication to Col. Stevenson would have ( left n>e in doubt upon all these points, and especially m upon the last, as the only remark touching any agency r oi mine, wnic.n i mu in that letter, i? the closing ???n- d tence of the tint paragraph in these words : "It is proper t it should be done with the approbation of the Governor j of New York." It may be that tho Colonel given a L broader interpolation to this clause of vour le ter than , yon desigued it should bear, although I nave inferred. 0 from the positive and explicit manuer in which he y speaks, that he has information upon these points, pro- ? bably verbally communicated from yottraelf. v It he be right that this regiment is not to be considered one of the seven which you had previously called l( upon me to raise end organize, but is a tore* iudepen v dent of and beyond that, than I cannot conaid r your lei- ri ter to him as, in eay sense, snfoflicial requisition upon ? me, either from the President or the Dvpartm'-nt; l( but merely as a permission to him to raise (l the corps, if 1 ahoul I choose, of my own ,j volition, to give him the aid of the State laws, rl and of my authority to isiue military commiHsions, to gj enable him to aocompliah it. Viewing the matter in this 0 light, the information commuoicated in your letter to ti Col Stevenson is not sufficiently lull aud specific to ens ? ble me to deteimine whether I shall be willing, as a e mere voluntary act on my part, to maka mysell an agent , lor organising tbia force ti Your letter showe that the disposition designed to be ^ made of this regiment, and tha service in which it is to v oe employed, are both special and peculiar; but the lan- ( guage you employ ia altogether too vague aad geneial to anahle me so fer to understand either aa to bj able to (| say whether I shall be willing to volunteer my aid to v put the force In the field. 1 doubt net that interviews g between yourself and Col Steveuson rendered the language ol your letter stilficieutly explicit and intelligible u to him, but 1 think a peiusal of it will satisfy you that it L is not so much so as to render the views srid objects of t! the government, in desiring this force, very cluar to a y stranger to these subjects. j 1 beg you to be asiured thst if a requisition had beun ? or shall be regularly made upon me for any military torce, ray best efforts would he cheerfully contributed to s comply with it, and that I should not feel called upon, In ti such a cMe, to trouble myself with an Inquiry either as v to the object in railing the farce lequired, its destination, ,, or the servioe expected from it. These would be con- ? siderauous for the government and uot for me; while my j. duty would be discharged by an obedience to its rr- tl quiaitions. tt Much I am unable to oousider the case now pres?tntad ? to mo by Col. Stevenson, but that 1 am called upon * voluntarily to raise, organize, aud commission a regi 0 meat as psrt of the militia of the State, upon the condi- g tion, substantially, that thsy shall leave tho State and t) not return to it; or in other words, to go upon a distant foreign, peculiar end undefined service, from which, if p um iviuiii, it tu no ai niMir own txpeuse, y after their public lervica ahall hare terminated. I T am forced to infer, from the language of your letter, n that the object ia to have tbeae men become emi tc grant* in fact, though they are to leave the State t| aa aoldiers in lorm; and that it la designed to C| bave them prepared to aettla the country of which <j. they may possess themaelvas "peaceably if they can? ^ forcibly, if they mutt " To all this I might subscribe voluntarily and cheerfully, after a full knowledge of all R( the facta and ciicuiustances which induce the govern- ^ meet to desire to send out such a forco, and of the pre ci?e point to which it ia to bo sent; but without that knowledge upon either of these points, i am not prepired y to become the voluntary agent lor organizing the force. II' it is designed to make our present war with Mexico te one ol conquest, and appropriatien of any part ot the territory professedly and indisputably her'e, I think tha 0| design a m.ataken one ; I am, m decidedly aa any man In p the country, for prosecuting this war with all the requi- w site vigor and energy necessary to tiring it toaneaily (0 and sue i-asful termination ; and for so prosecuting it as well within the cononded territory ami Jutisdicuon of c( Mexico as within the United States, or the territory iu 0I dispute between the two countries. But 1 would cause ^ it to be constantly and distinctly understood, that I did ( not invade the territory ot Mexico for the purpose of fJ conquest and appropriation, and that so far aa tho ques- ^ tion of boundary la involved, I should he at all tunes reiidy to make a treuty, establishing the simo boundary which wn claimed at the cominuncetucnt of the war p, [Htro the original ia intaillneatad and very obscure] u This I would do aa a matter of sound und just principle, and equally as a matter of wiie and Just policy. m Any violation of the boundary claime ^ by us at the ,( commencement of the wer. by treaty with Mexico, and Rr cession on her part, for equivalents the may content to ll( receive, would ofcourse ho an acquisition ot tenitory by ar us in a way not to infringe upon the rule I propose to 0j adopt, and would be unexceptionable to me. it so be the treaty should be the result of open, lair negotiation m between tbe two countries, end not the fruit of previous conquest, and of ft treaty based upon rights thus acquired. innieiminmg very mrougiy ineie view* upen mis point, I could not, as you will readily aee, voluntarily cooaent .. to lenri my official exertion* to organiae a force deaigned to conquer, appropriate, aettlo upon, and hold any part of the territory of that power, became, if the force wu isued, and under my command, I would not 10 employ it, or permit of it* employment. I do uot lay this is the design of railing the regiment poken of in your letter tu Col Stevenson, but 1 do not know that it la not, while the >ettnr appear* tu me to authomu the interstice that such may lie the object I le wait iherelore, for explanation from you npontbia point, ; m before 1 give tho connect, and perform the act requested 1 I I by the t.oionoi'a letter to mo If the lorce ia still desired ! sti a from tbia Slate, without fuither explanation, or lor this Ht ' avowed object, a requisition?having the character of an le | order?Upon me, will doubtleia command it, and my pre re *eut declination ia only to be considered at a declination in to makejmyaell a vuluuteer in tho enterprise. hi I 1 have another dilttculiy in the way of conaenting to re organise the pioposed regiment in the way suggested, cj which, although not national in its character, as the on# I m I have alitady stated appear* to m* to ho, and although *i< not to strongly a difficulty of principle. I* still th to my miuU as a matter ot policy and pttsoual justice U W YO V YORK, FRIDAY MOR oe of eo inconsiderable magnitude. It it tbia I am ?w uaing e (forts to raiaa aeven ragimanta of volunteer* ir the aervice of tha United Stataa, in obedience to a ra niaition from tba Praaldant, made upon ma through our department. The moat aarloua obatacla we eoouuut in filling up theae regimenta, ia the ob|ectionthat no (finite tim? ia fixed when the men will ha muatered ioto irTice; and that the atioug probability is (hay will never , i called u|>on at all. I think I am not miataken when ?ay we eould helcra tliia time, and with lar Ira - exerdii* than have been alieady made, have filled twenty tgimenta, if we could have given the a?sut aitre that tcb regiment would be inueb-red into tha aervice a? ion aa completely organized, according to the terrae of le requisition. a threat dissatisfaction haa neeu auifeated among theae voluntaera, both otflcera and an, ever aince the report haa been made pnblio that olonel Stavanaon had received authority to raise regiment for immediate aervice; they conaider it afair and unjust to them that, when aervice required, another corpa ahould be rained to perform , without giving to them the opportunity to undertake I have not until Saturday, auppoaed it become me to iten to theae com plaint , becauae 1 understood that Col [ venaon was acting exclusively upon suthoiity deiiv1 from the goneral government, and that the regiment a proposed to raise was to be organized and commiaoued by tuu authontiea of that government. Thia haa ten my auawer when theae roinplainta have been made i me. From the papera aubmittod by him I perceive tat i am laboring uuder a miatake upon thia point, and mt it ia referred to me to aay whether or not I will volntarily consent to the arrangementa proposed to him ? ; all other obatuelea were removed,>1 ahould feel hound rat to offer thia aeivice'to tha regiments of voluuteera IreaJy enrolled, and la the older of their enrolmont, ud that 1 would do if the consequence should be the ne entity ol raiting another regiment to supply the original .-quisition in addition to that sense of fairness and justice rhich would induce me to take this courie, I should a under a sort ot compulsion to resort to it; ir 1 am entirely satisfied, if I were to give the content aught by Col. Stevenson, nut only that 1 could not comlete the organization of the seven regiments, but that re re would bo great dinger that those already full roald be voluntarily disbandod These difficulties and objtationa against voluntarily inding my aid, at the present time, and with my present lforniation, to organize and officer the regiment pro oaed to be taised by Cel. Stevenson, 1 submit to you i a spirit of entire frankness. I have every disposition > contribute to the utmost of my power, personally and fficially, to aid the general Uovernmeut in the proseution of the war with Mexico to the earliest teimination onsistent with the honor and interests of our country. (my inferences in relation to the object of raising the orps in question are mistaken, 1 shall most gladly learn from you; If they t,re well loundcd, 1 shall hear you l explanation oi those objects patiently and candidly, ad it convinced that the honor or interests of the coun y require their pursuit, 1 shall wiliingly yield my obictious. The effect produced upon the feelings of the volnniers now being enrolled will not surprise you; and ' you can tell me any reasons tor the course roposed to be pursued which would satisfy their minds, shalt listen to them with pleasure and weigh them imartially. As soon as 1 hear from you in reply to this stter, I shall be able to give Colonel Stevenson a definite answer to hia original note, encloalng a copy of our letter to him The mail of thia morning has brought o me a further letter from the Colonel in reply to mrno, rmnsmltted on Sunday evening. 1 tend you a copy of it lso. The euggestion contained in it, to make nrs prooaed regiment one ot the seven called for by your re[Uisition, 1 assume cannot have your authority; and unit this authority or tha negative of it, in his first note, is xplaiited, I cannot, of course, act upon it. I am very respecUully and truly yours. SILAS WRIGHT. The replios of the Secretary of War to this letter, are a lollows : ? SECRETARY MARCY TO OOVERNOR WRIGHTWis DtrzeTMKnT, > Waihikotok, July 0, 1846 $ Sin In reply to your letter of the 7tb inst, received his day, I have to state, that in conducting tha war with lexico, military operations have been directed to be arried on by the United States uavy on the coast of the aoific. In order to render these operations effective, it ras adjudged that the co-operation of land forces would e important. A small detachment from the regular rmy was all that the exigencies of the service, in other uarters, would allow for that distant region. It was, pon mature deliberation, coualuded to add to this regu ir force a regiment of voluuteers, to proceed by sea to aat scene of action. As the service was ot a character, nd to bo perlormod in a region not probably anticipated y any regiment which might have volunteered under re requisitions issued to tne government, and as the arms of their engagement were not tach as :he nature f the service seemed to require, it was thought propar hat the regiment thus to be employed should be ap risea, ueiore tendering tlielr services, oi the peculiar eriM ot their engagement The act of Congress, a* yon rill perceive, anihorisei the !Te.i<lont to accept ot the ervicet of volunteers for "twelve month*" or to "th.i ail <>1 the war." The uUerinstive wax offered iu all the squisitiona to the governors, ami this department ii not ware that any have explicit? chosen the latter condi ion. that is, to serve "to the end of the war," unless sooner jscnarged. Again, the service for which they were cod...I would require a sea voyage out ot fioui faur to ifc months, and e like period on their return. These ousiderationi, ami others which will re.idily occur to I our excellency, induced the department not to resort to ny regimeut lor this expedition which had tandered, or tbicn might tender their services under the ordinary re uisttions, unless it might he one tuily apprised ot the arms before the tender was made. Understanding from arious quarters that a regiment of volunteer* could be eadily lai-ed in and about the city ol New Yarn every ray fitted for the service desired, who woulJ offer to erve to the end of the we , he.; who would willingly eibatk for a long voyage to so distant a region, it wet etermine I to loan in that direction for one oi the cliaiot?r required by the exigencies of that service laving heard that John A. '1 homes, recently an ofttiei t the army of the United States, of talents, ecience, end igh military character, hail organised, or waa orgaoiZig a region nt of voluuteeis to be teudered to the gov rurneut Larough your excellency, he was cou-unvd nth relerenc* to this expedition, but was not incline.j j go on this peculiar and distunl service i and he auticiated a reluctance from a part, perhaps a considerable art, of the officers and men entering into engagement pacifically lor the war, he More importance than it deserves ha* been attached to hat seu eoce in my leitur to Uol. Stevenson, that the olunteers may be discharged iu any part of the United Itete*, without u claim for returning home. It was, I ossiiru you, very far from my thought*, in ising it, to indicate any ultimate determination of the iovcrnmsnt in regard to the future. As n reason whv be Administration should tiike this regiment fioni New r?rk it wu said that there wern at that place many ouug men ol character and various i>uriuita in lile, . ho had expressed a desire to auttle in Oregon or ( all>rnia, in the event of ita becoming a part ol the Unite ! tatea, in a way you would not disapprove by a fair -eaiy of limita ; and that theae would be prompt and ery deairoua to enter the ranka of a regiment upon the >rma before indicated. It wax with reference to ecenoty and the aettlemenl of our own territory, and certainr not with a view to hold forcible poaaeaaion of acouu y that would not he rightfully our own at the end el te war, that I proponed to make the ternia of their an sgemc-nt atich aa would not obligate the Government to itaui them in aervice aix montha after the termination f the war, in order to bring them home, er to pay them fty cent* lor every twenty mile* of the distance haveen the nluce of discharge and their reapective komea Seeing the difliculiiee of calling into true diatant and eculiar aervice any one of the regiment! from New ork, or any other Slate, who might tender their aericea under tlie requisitions iaaued Irotn the l'reaident, it aa thought not to lie objectionable, nor indeed uuuiunl, i otiar to a proper pnraon to accept a regiment, provided le tender ol ita services aliould bo on the condition* spelled in my letter to Col. Stevenson, of the U6th ultimo, heae condition! wore, and atill are, auppoaed to be aaicriaod by law. The law ol the 13th of May laat, which authorise* the iceptance of volunteer*, ia in meuning and lauguage le same, except the term ol set vice, a< the act of the Id ol May, ltUd. 1 send you a copy of the two letter* on the Secretary of War. one to the Governor of New orlt, and the other te the Governor of Pennsylvania, to low the cour*e pursue t in relation to obtaining voluniera from the State* under that act. Whether the recent which Col. Stevenson might organise should ha le of the seven embraced in the requisition te your scelleuc) , or not, I did uot consider ineteriel. It it a* duly organised, with a knowledge of and pursuant i the terms prescribed in my letter to him, and you loald see yonr way clear and unembarrassed, to give immitsiona to lit* nffloers, I did suppose that for ?p. al reaaena ita aervicas might he accepted, if not one of ia seven required, though I readily ad nit, except lor lecial roesona , the administration ought to confine i's deotlon to those who bail tendered thtir service* under ia reqoisl ion of the President. ;nucn ? volunteer lores ? It proposed to no lent out, it ! lemo I ritcntial to the contemplated operationt on trie I >ait or ttie l'?cjflc. and the oonar it can arrive there ' e more aorvi teaMe it will bo. I therefore hope the foregoing explanationa will reove tho difficulties which have presented thomselvea te >ur riind, and diapoae you to yield your co-operation id coriemrence to the organization of tuch a regiment ; it should it be otherwise. it will become neceatary to I rest, at once, the proceedings now on foot in the State New York tor auch a purpose I hope to be favored with your determination in thia aiter at your earlicat convenience I hare tha honor to be, with great reipect, Youi ob't servant, W. L. MAHCY, Secretary of Waria taceliency 8. Waiuiir, Governor of New York, Albany. The ftecietary of War wrote the itippleoiantal letter ;low, the day attar the above letter waa written SECRETARY .MAHCY TO OOV. WRIGHT. W?b I)? rtat ?ir.*T, ) WatHinoTOe, July 10, '46 1 Sia I wiotejto you on yeaterday in reply to your iter of the 7th |inat. That letter waa written in tlm idst of many official engagements in my office, and beg leave now In supply an unintentional omi* an It ia that at the date of my letter to t olonei evenaen, and, indeed, up to the time of receiving ynur tier of the 7th inatent, no official information had been ceivad at thie detriment, that either ef the aeven leg lenta called for in my letter of 19th May leaf, to tie lid In readineas fioin New Yoik, were organized and ady for service. 1 add further, that if your K. senile nr (hall think it proper, upon the organization of a regient of volunteera by Col Mtevrsaon, to issue commitzns to such offlcera as may he choeen by the regiment, ? regiment will be received into the service of the nite? States as one of the seven celled for ia my ongk RK I NINCi, FEBRUARY 26, If nal requisition, from the State of New York, or as an sd- ! Jitlonal regiment required from the State, as may be j most agreeable to you. As intimated in my letter of yes- ' torJay, an early answer is requested trom your kiicel- I lency. i 1 have the honor to be, with great respect, I Your obedient servant, WM. L MARCY Seretary of War. t His Excellency Silas Wriuh r, Governor of New York i Albany,N Y. I Mr. Wright's fiorl reply is as lollows OOV. WHIOHT TO bKCKKTAKY XAKCY tXacurive CHAMaeB, / Albany, tsih July, le4? ) 1 Sir?1 left the capital on Knriav morning last, and did not return until lad evening I found Col Stevenson in

waiting, with your letter of the V h ?nd the enclosures, and regret that the conecquenee of my absence was to occasion him to wait far two or three days, and to delay this scknowledgemant of your com numoatlon The mail nf thin mnmiiiu hrntiafht ma tK* -4.*nlUes.. ?* - ? age bora* by Col 8., and 1 tin 1 upon my table a latter from you ol the lUth, which, I lesrn from my private Secretary, waa received yeater ley morning. This explanatory notu euablea me to dispose of the subject of our correspondence iu a way to supersede the necessity of any reference to your letter o( the tfth, ami I tnerefore avail myself ot this occasion merely to say that the explanations contained in that letter have afforded me gratification in as far us they ihow that my inferences arawn liom your letter to Col. Stevenson, which gave rise to this correspondence, were without foundation. 1 lend you enclosed a copy of a Ir'W'i I have this day given to Colenei Stevenson, announcing my conclusion to receive a regiment if he shall raise one in season,aa one of the seven regiments called for hy the original requisition ot the President. My letter to yuu of the 7th inst.. will sufficiently indicate to you tue ground! for that preference ou my part 1 am very roapectfully and trnlv yours, SILAS WKIOHT. Hon. William L. Miser, Secretary of War. Interesting front Mexico. [From the New Orleans Delta, Feb 17 J The news which we publish from Tampicu is important and Interesting. The reported battle between ' the Mexicana and apart of (Jen. Kearny's command at Chihuahua, wa do net think at all impiobable, though the details may be considerably exaggerated. The , Mexican* who inhabit the city and State of Chihuahua, are of a superior race to those who live farther South ? They are brave,determined, and posaeaa, comparatively, considerable resources for defence. The American force detached from (Jen. Kearny's command, ia the Regiment of Mounted Volunteers comruuiiJnd by Col Doniphan They are hardy Missouriatis?men of iron frames, of indomitable courage, and resistless vigormen who have travelled near two thousand mile* to get a fight; and. when accommodated in their desire, would not be likely to make it a small fight. Woe be to the Mexican force that encounter* these hardy men of the prairie and the wild woods. Their charge will be like that of a thousand of tho wild buffaloes of tkair own native Missouri, sweeping across the prairies, and scattering on all tidea the smaller and more timid animali that appear in their path. Thera is mnch mystery connected with the uni fortunate wreok oftthe lOndiaka. Hhe left here on the 18;h January laat, with lour companies oi Louisiana Volunteers- The news of her wreck, 36 miles South of Tampico, was received at Tampico on or before the lit February. She went ashore on the 39th January. On the 31 February, the crew arrived at Tampi-o, and were put under arrest by order of Gen. Patterson. On the 4th February the volunteers were expected in Tampico, but they did not urrivo; on the 6th and 8th they had not arrived-, and the schooner Charon, which left the Bar of Tampico on the 8th inst, brings the alarming rnmor that tho volunteers had boeu taken prisoners by a large Mexican force, and that Company H, of the 3d Artillery, which had been sent to escort them to Tampico, had also been captured. We give the statement for what it is worth, hut we sincerely bepe it may prove unfounded. On inquiry at the office of the Quartermaster, we find that no account had been received thore of this rumored capture of our troops. There is, no doubt, a large Meiicau force hovering around Tampico. Gen Cos, of San Jacinto memory, is saiil te be stationed near the town, with a force of two thousand mm The ship Ondiaka had on board Cel. OeRnssy, Adj. Harrison, and four companies, commanded by Captains Hunt, Pope, Freeland, and Aikn, of the Louisiana Regiment. We regret to learn that some fever prevails in Tampico among the troops. From the general activity in the Quartermaster'# He- I part me nt at Tampico, it is evident that our forces are preparing lor a long march Gen Scott is still at Brazos, keeping hi* own counsel, and stirring everything up tor some grand effort. The news of a Commissioner being sent to our Government, to treat for peace, receives confirmation Irom our letters. Capt. Goldirig, of the Charon, says that ions of the Volunteers arrive.-! at Tampico. together with the Mntn? of the Ondiaka; end that tho steamboat Lndnie had been despatched with Company II, of the U s 3d filtillw j. to endeavor to get otl lhe ship, but hud not leturued on the sailing of the Charon. The ship Catherine, and one ship unknown, wero off Tampico on the 8th inst., with troops The U. 8 sloop-of-war Albany sailed about the 31 inst, on a cruise to the leeward ? all tveil. The achr. St. Peul was to sail from Tampico for this porton the 7th inst. We learn.from a gentleman who came paisonger on the ichooner Charon that the tioops and all on board were ?aved, with their baggage, and wars at Tampico when the achr thumb let'; hut while coming out over the uar, he teamed irom a pilot tioaidiiact irotn the wrecked hip, that about BOO Mexican* hud taken po**e*?iun oi trie ihip In advance of a company ot the lit Artillery, which woa ?eut to hold possoision of the vessel Tamuco, Fab. 3,1817. ThU morning there ii not an item el newa, ami 1 came in very eaily in the hope ot finding tho Alabama'* rami I bear that tian Scott, at the lateat data, waa malting axtensiv* preparation* at tho ttiezoi; but be prudently <hut hi* mouth with regard to future movement* There it a great cry here, that the movement* ef the army, uch a* a match to auv place ai# in quently made known to the oM er* through'he New Origan* paper*; but I am ot opinion that Scott d> aire* to iatue auch order* turough the Adjutant (Jeneiat, met that they ahall be new* when ilfttod. The following i* from the Kacliinge Book*, und*r date of Fob. I at :?" A ainall vessel i* at anchar near tho Bar Arrived? chr Tiogi, Collens, 6 day* Irotn Now Orlean*. wi h (overnment atorei; chr Eucheanua, D.ilton, la day* rom Brein, with government stores; tlonp Marion, from the Squadron with despatches Ship Cuthanna ia oil'the Bar, with troop* from N*w York It), P. M ?The achoonor Charon 1* advartiiad to la.ive for your city in the morning, and I wtli aand my latter* by her. Still up to thia hour nothing ha* tianapircd relative to a movaiueat of the forco from here, although evary thing i? being prepared for auch an event?the mending o! wagons, vhoeing of horat-a, ate. The ship Ondiaka, with four coanpanie* of Louiaiana volunteer* on bond, went aahor* at i A. M . on the 30th ult, 36 mile* aouth of Ih* Bur, She atruck the tail-end of the norther which piavailad here on Tliuiidoy, ami ufter being forcod ove> the first breaker (truck hard, and will be a total lo*a. The aoldiar* and aailor* were all aaved, and the greater proportion of their baggage. I believe Col. Deriu?*y waa on board the Ondiaka Two bout* ri eched here from the wreck to-Jay, and the Exchange Book say* that their crtwi aro ju confinement I am not able to aay, *o little am 1 acquainted with auch matter*, why they are confined.? [It i* undontood that the oliicera are imprisoned on a chaiga of misdemeanor in loiing or lenviug the ?hip? and that the tailor* are detained aa witnesses?/?. Delta.J The frigate KarlUn was oil" tho bar thia morning, and an officer and boat's crew are in the city to night. Newi, or a rumor, reached the city to day, probably from the aquodrou, that commissioner! had been annt from Mexico, to arrange tho difficulties exiating between the two goveriimenta. Iti* hard to swallow. From the Exchange book of February Jd, up to 6, P. M : ? Arrived?U 8 ichoonnr Nonata, Samuel Smith, from , the squadron, aouth, brig Catlonler, Ruaaell, from New | Oil*i?ns, with governc.eut atoiea; a veaael, name un known, off the bar Brig Perlaot nail* tc-morrow for New Orleani, weather I permitting 'k ho noither may detain all outward-bound , vtaaal* to morrow. Tampico, Feb 4, IS47-10 T. M. W* hav* aome vary importaut new* from Chihuahua, which ia generally oi edited by the officer* of the army, and whicb, if true, reflect! another victory upon our arm* A commercial houae in thia city, whiali ha* a braacb in Chihuahua, raoeived a letter from their agent I thare, under a vary lata data, stating that an Amarican tare* horn Santa He, a part of (ion Kr amy's command, ( bid (howa.l themselves near < hihuahua. and were im mediately attacked hy a auperior Mexican force. A long and aanguinary battle wai fought, in which the laughter en bath aide* 1a aaiil to have been very great, aurpaaalng, according to ntimbara, any that hai yet been luoght. Ultimately the Americana were vlctoriona, an I thuy entered the town, and placing our flag in place of the Mexican, in the principal ii|uare. proclaimed the town to be taken in the name el the United Statee of AmeriOa! The letter particularly atated that the men worn principally Miaaounane, and I immediately ?et them down at Col. I'rico'e men. I taunt ?ay that tine newa rrceivea more credit here than any Mexican newa that hae beon in circulation aitica I hare been in thie country. A gentleman by the name of Howard, arrived thia eve ning from the Brar.oa. lie ia of opinion tuat (Jen St <>tt will not be ready tolaara there for two or three weeka A comt martial waa In acaaion at the time ha loft, trying { I'ol. Ilarcev for di'Obedience of ordera. It aeema that the Colonel had been ordered, whilat at Monterev, to proceed with bia command to Victoria, and had refuaed to travel orer the aame ground 10 often. (Jan. Worth ia the Preeident of the court Homebody in thia vicinity haa been kicking up a row with the - ativea on the road to Altamira, and they have reported them to the commandera aa a band of rohheia. Two compouioi ?i regulara were aent out to day to look aftprthem; but they returned with but a volunteer, who waa arrextud under auapicioua O'lcuuiitancea Ho ho.till are the people around Tempico at thia time, that they will not bung in their cattle, or i.-U them to our hutchera lor b?ef. From Victoria down here, they have paid great attentiona to the ordera of the "b,g men" of their country, not to fuibi.h tia with anything to rat ? There ia oue thing certain, that if they will not bru g in their cattle and receive pay, the army will go after it, an I take it for nothing Avery malignant lever prevail* at thia time in the hoapital at Tamptco. and many of our aoldiera are autter log from It. The phyaicmua have keen much troubled IERA *47. with it end have now pronounced it mild typo of the vellow |f?ver Here. at at Monterey, there ia, and haa nean, a great abuudance of fruit, aod it haa boon ao chaap that every odo oould obtain it; and I believe that tho disease may b# mora accurately ettiibutable to fruit than tba dim He To-day Capt John Magruder. of tba regular army, got ap a pic-nic party. which ia >aid to have been quite an alfair A steamboat waa engaged for the occaaion?a hand of muaic and amongst the guests wero the dittar ent Consuls and their wives 1 aaw the steamer, gaily decorated with fliga at ahe passed the eU'-ampmanta, and on inquiry, aacartaiued that the waa on a pleasure trip You may tbinlc Febiuary a queer monm lor a picnic paity to turn out, and to it would he North, and might bo in your city ; hut heia the weather ia at timea o oppressively warm, that one ia happy to get out in the Irean air and a little breeze. KaaauAar 5?7 A- M ?Nothing new 'his morning. I Arrival on the 4th, achr Sovereign, Andiewa. 6 days Irom Brazos St Jago, with troopa. Brig Nntahnia Lovatt, 7 dnya from New Orleaua, with govarument atoraa. | A aaiall achooaer below, name unkuown. TaMrico. February titb, 1*47. Another yeaael ia off for your city Una morning, and 1 hava concluded to write by orery one, it it ia only to aay that there ia no newa. The aocouut I aent you yesterday of the occupation of Chihuahua by our troops, is more generally believed than 1 anticipated; hut (fen Patterson ia of opinion that the only light of consequence was in (lie psss leading to ihe city, and the loss we sustained was very light. I should ba happy to atate this to you as a matter ol certainty The volunteers from the Ondiaka huvo not yet reached town, but 1 fuel quite certain they will te up thia morning The Quartermaster waa very busy yesterday in inspecting the wagoui at this post, and I believe he reckoned up 4)0 tit for immediate use, enough to transport tha luggage and provision* for the entiie force now here' There was an arrival during the day from the Brazos, and orders to get all the wagons in readiness msy have camn frnm Han WhiUt the thousand and one prediction* ere being daily lent to the United States, aa to the future movement* and destination of the American army, I ought poMibly make a* fair a conjecture a* any one, but a* I cannot " look into the lead* of time," and a* 1 know, well know, that no man in Tampico ha* any knowledge of when or where we will more, I ihall hold my peace on that head until 1 positively know something, and then you shall have it. Oen Patterson ha* issued hi* order with regaid to the exorbitant demands of the Mexicans, and reuts and all dues will have to come down to their originul value. The Ueiieral says that he ha* had information that there was much neglect of duty on the part of the odl cers and crew ot the Ondiaka, and that he shall keep them in custody until the matter is investigated The despatches brought by the Albany were for Cien. Patterson, and not (Jen Scott, as 1 than Stated, aud wete directly Irom Com Conner. The United States schooner Nonata will sail for the squadron to day. The mail which left your city on the 31st, per Alaba ma, has not arrived here yet. This is particularly annoying to the divisions that come here by land, for they had been six or eight weeks out of the newspaper region before reaching here The Tampico Sentinel, an American paper, will go the rounds for the Qrst time to-day. Last evening there was quite a sprinkling of rain, and the pavements were wet all morning. Fse. 0 ?The snip Statesman, from the Brazos, is oil' the bar with troops. The ship Catharine was again oil the bar at It A M. Arrived?schr. E. L Leiper, B days from Brazos, with troops?the sick that were left in the hospitals at Matamoras , schr. Oella. 11am, 14 days from Mobile, lumber | schr. Henry A. Burling, Collier, *1 days from Baltimore, government stores ; schr. Dove, Hayes, from Brazos, 7 days, private stores. U. 8 schr. Nonata rail* to-morrow for the squadron, Bouth ; brig Cayuga, and schr St. Paul, for N. Orleans, Sunday. Camv Watsov, near Tampico, Feb. 1, 1917. I shall commence this letter, not by furnishing an item of important newt, but by com laining of an uct of injustice and ungeutlemanly conduct exetcised towards you hy Dr. McUhee, who wsi acting as Postmaster in Monterey, when I was last there. In order to keep my letter opuu to as lata an hour as possible?an express being looked for everv minute from Saltillo ?1 culled on the Doctor, and allied him at what hour he would cIom the mail for the United State* Ha replied in an hour ; and I atarted oil' in aearch of newi. A ihort while after, I returned to the office with my letter* open, and as soon aa I entered the door, he aaid 1 was too late for the mail. I reminded him of the hour ho uamcd, and that it wag not near that time, and thut 1 was very solicitous that my papers should no that day. Alter considerable reluctuuce he toolt tho letters, and suid they should go. Doubt nig his sincerity after what had alieady occurred, I stated to him that if they were not certain to go, I could send tliern the next day hy hand He auswerod that they should go, and I left the office. To day I fo ind, in the H'tirkly lUlta, of the llth instant, a letter I wrote the night after mailing the one in question ; ami lor the moment I fel' curtain that the Doctor had fulfilled his promise-but a moment or two after I opened a daily ul toe lUth. and in it touud the veritable letter. Now, had thia lester gone with would have off-rded you much inlor irmtioo, and at the same time have silenced the numerous lumois relative to the advance of the enemy. /\? you say, you have beeu unfortunate in iho receipt of your letters, and that has induced me to address the name ol your firm rather than that of your paper. The sloop of war Albany went to no i yester lay ? her I captain predicting a norther during the night I believo be had on board a bearer of despatches Iroin Com. Conner to (Jen. Hcatt, and lan led him here Utiles- the Alabama cornea in with the O lural to night, this mesteu ger will leave lor th Brazos to morrow. (leu. Pillow's division aie em amped ouw near the fort, which commands the river We have received no official news here from Monterey or Victoria lor sevcial days, nor do I look far any I until (Jen Worth arnvrs, as the road is lined with Lsn cers, and it would he luolish to send a small force Willi I despatches The idea of appoiutiDg a Lieutenant General it looked upon here as a very luaicrous one and actuated more Oy political than any other coi lideralion. Kiom what I can ga'her on the subject, many sspe.l ncsd and va iuable < Ulcers would leave the army iu the event The editorial 'tmirki in your paper ol u lata date, on the subject of such an appointment have I ecu well r co.veo una, and have received the coinnieudationa of many au officer. We havo news here of the evacuation of Sdiillo by the iurces recently stationed tlieie The news, 1 think, cuius by lbs w.iy of the Drains, and tnu?t, t'.iereioro. usve reached >ou ere this It was brought to Usuctsl I'w.ggs' icDt to day. but I wss mishit* to Issru the cause; although 1 cstinot suppose it to bs any other tbsn the desire to be nearer to supplies With regard to the movements of the enemy la that quarter, I bare learned nothing mice mine dated at Kauis Koaa, but aa 1 long luce ventured a piamne, I atili trunk, we will be tbe tint to commence ofl'-nuve operations Tbe enemy may uiske some alight domonatratioua, but thay will amount to nothing ?mere diversions. QK.N. TAYLOR AND THE T HOOFS. Gen. Taylor, when about leaving Victoria to return tc Monterey, parting with his troops, said : ? " It is with deep sensibility that the commanding Ge ncral finds himrsli'seputnted from ths troops he so lou| commanded. To those corps, rogular and volunteers who have shored with him the active service! of tb< field, he leels the attachment due to such association, whilst to those who aro making their first c.mpaiga, he must express his tegret that be cannot participate will them in its eventful scenes. To all, both officcrf and men, ho extends his heartfelt wishes lor their routinuai: success and happiness, confident that their uchievonieuti on another theatre will redound to the cradit of then country and its arm*." One of the soldiers write* to the Baltimore Sum ? "Hen. Taylor laft us at Victoria, and went back tc Monterey, by Hen. Scott's orders; which we all very much regretted. It seemed ns though we were parting with a father, lie expressed his regret that he was shout to separate from us ?wished he could t? with us during the w hole campaign." New Oblxaxs, Feb. 17, 1847. Malteri and Thifigs. The holidays having been finished yesterday with mordi'gres, and every body having becoma perfectly satisfied to settle down into quiet hatii's and attend to bu Ulricas, we shall " come out strong The public maaquej railing yesterday, was a perfect Uilura, and the lew persons who turned out in the muddy streets in the rain, were rewarded for their pains by boing unmercifully floured *[1(1 pelted with mud mi I atonea by the rabble It ? geneially obierved m a fitr day, however, and every one whi on the fuf ryr to see all that wtia to he aeon At night there were masked balla at the St. Louis (tall Room, unlet the Washington battalion Armory ? both crowded, nnd very rplendld affairs Very little hu ainesa was done duiing the day, particularly in cottononly TOO bales having changed bants. The sales on Monday were but 1600 bales, nnd from present indications to-.lay's business will fail short of that umount ? prices are llrm In corn, lour, molasst a and sugar there is no change, and the sales have beau modorately large. Freights still continue high. The news brought yesterday of the loss of the Ondiakn and the wrecking of lour companies of Louisiana volunteers, near Tamplco, and published in to-day's papers, is the general topic of conversation this morniug No further particulars have yet been received, and there if no other news from the army. dpeaking of the army, ilia House of Repraseutatives passed a vote of thanka thia morning lo Hen 7. Taylor and the officers and sol.tiers under hia command tor the gallant capture ol Monterey; ana appropriated $'<00 lor the purchase of a sword for i Jen Worth Anderson ia drawing splendidly at lira At Charles Theatre; he plays in the Lady of Lyons to night and Macbeth to-morrow night decide closed his engagement laat nignt. The weather ta Ane to- lay, but It is so hangeabio at thia season thst the sun runy set to-night in a tnundar storm. Yours. 0. Anothir Raii.kcaii Accident amp Loss of Line.? We Lnve to rccorrl another death caused by an aacidrnt connected with the niar.agemont ol a snow plow. A telegraphic flip from the office of the Ntw London iVrvs, ieceive.1 >< stoma), says Wo learn by a gentleman just liom Norw Ich. that an accident occurred this afternoon a short distance above that city, by which an eoginet r on the Norwich and Worce tar Kailrosd, named John l)r|?koll, was 1n<tantly killed He was on an engine to which wea attached a siidw plow, going up 'rom Norwich, when, at a curve in the road, the plow caught on tlie track throwing 'he crigu e over on its side, and Dnakoll fail directly under it. lie groen ed a number ot times, hut wea shockingly crushed Two othera were much injured?one of theui having bra feet badly mangled. ? LD. *? OeaU. flovanitiiu of Tikvtlltii, The following liat ?how? an inareasmg number of arrivals in the citv, ceusidcring the incl<-manev of the weelhrr, and the Tory early period of the general lulus of commercial visiters. Axaaican? H Willard. Troy; F Stacy, Jo, A. Flew; ell* d, Oa.; J Klewellan, do; J Beaton, Ala ; H Meole, Jo, J Lmlem, Phila ; W. Sherry, do; Dr. Wood worth Alabama. Aaroa ?E. SlaJe. Baltimore; J Barrlli New Orleans, M Troma*. 8 Carolina; F Shipley. Boson, M Bilabey, Salem; J. Kellugg. Skaneatles; H. Amoa Conn . C Humphry, Albany; Judge Moore, Saratoga; U Davidson . do, L . Tapper, Troy , T ''offen, Pbila ; Judge Haverland, L.I; VI. Shear. Augusta; (J Snoa dan, Washington; A McDonald, Vs.; M. Perlig B stun; M. Kenly, do; J Pierson. do; C. Coneiand. Cains. Ma ; F Kunbar , Boston; C. Woodbury, do,O Lang Ion. Boston; F Dana, do, E Perrv, Now Bedford; J faruhurat, Baltimore; W Hope, New Bedford; J Newton. Buatori; C. Whit nev, do; W Baker, do; E Baker, Missouri; A. Hatner, Phila ; L. Lewis, do; 8 Adams. ProvrJencs. W Frenoh, do. i). McManus. Ky.; Capt Thompson, Baltimore; R Smith, do; 11. Douglas, Vicksburg; J Allan, Phila; W. Oileapie, do; E Kuight, do, J. Motley, Boston, R Forbes 1 do; 11 Delano, do. Citt?C. R Hardenty, Baltimore ; W Price, C. Reed, Boston ; T Tuttle, N. C ; Mr. McCrea. H liolman, Ten! I.SM1I.J W n?ll . n "-s.iii. t u...u r Wry, i'tuU ; W. Psrry, Jefferson. Taiu ; J. Plummer, Button ; W Walts, Va ; L Hainot, PhiU ; Col Trerer, N J ; F. Ward. Va KaaexLiN.?A l'araoua, N J ;T Wilton, Indiana; M. Towuiand, Troy; K Vattar, Ala ; l? Van Wagoner, S. J ; S Moon, Pittsburgh; H. Hat-role, Bridgeport; H. Pence, and J. Morton, Montreal; C. Hall, Jefferson; N. Colo, and 8. Miller, N. Jersey ; L. Caldwell, Mesa; J. Pearson, Ala.; P .Plumpler, Boston; C. Colauhett, Riotsmend; 8 Hayes, Albany; M. White, Maaa.; C. Alloa, N. Haren; H. lioadley, do. Howaan ?J. Poe, Bait; J. Draper, Pror; J. Tylor, Rochester; H. Clarke, Vermont; T. Wheeler. U S. A: M. (artlnlge, hair Held; V Brinley, Boston; E Merrill, Belt; E Saflen, Mast; K. Whitehall, W. Hecher. Philadelphia; J Maish, Pittsburgh; W Cox, Pbilad; J Whipple, Belt; W. Wearer, C. Scroggin, Mass; J. McCobb, J. Brooke, Portland; W. Park, Ala; H. Maker, N. J; W. Thompson, Washington; W Smyths, U. Long, do; H Redding, Princeton; J. Jenkins, Va; A. Heap, Bait; Capt. Proate, Koxhury; E. Gordon, Staunton; F. Dickinson, Chelsea; J. Kichards, Mass; C. Tompkins, J. Tryoo, Boston; K. Paulh, Bangor; W. Burr, E. Hangley, Washington; J. Oilmore, I'hilad; W. Travera, H. Sterenson, Baltimore; 8. Lewis, Augusta; L. Wilson, H. Carton, Buffalo. Jueson?Mr. Cooke, N. York; H. lllugston, Boston; C. Uurney, do; E Fauous worth, do; E. Chapin, Proridenee; J. Cady, do; iM. Wilson, Phils; H. Oliphant, Boston; w. Talbutt, Kentucky; E. Taylor, do; E. W. Taylor, do; J. ( loud, do; P. Couverse, Statfoid Springs; N Kingsbury, do; H. White, N ilaren; M Collins, Bt Louis; H Weods, Mass; W. Thompson, Hartford; D Treat, Connecticut; E. Hailth, Hertford; Heu Samuel Huntingdon, do; B. Uoodinau, do; J. Cornish, de; N Kellogg, Kellogsrille. HaTMBfs?J. Nicoll, Nashrille; H. Anderson, BL Louis; J. Bell, Wheeling; W. Wysing,.Baltimore; H.Baker, do; J.Cunsa, New KocheUe; W. Emereon, States Island; W. Stiuson, Buffalo; Lieut Dark, U. B.N.; J. Brooks, Phils.; J. Allan, Lexington; H. Bell; do; H.Cook, Washington; T. Perkins, Buffelo; A. Haten, Conn.; R. Chandler, Bataria; O. Van Vanhelar, lludaon; D. Lott, | Pouglikeepaie. nnuinoi ?v XVAlbKUAU AtUlDWT.?1 no nOUIt* tonic railroad train lor Albany, on Wednesday, wis run into near Oreat Barrington, by a freight train. - A car of the paeaenger train got of the traek, and while they were endeavoring to replace it, the freight train came up. A boy, belonging to Oreat Barrington, who waa (tending in front of the car which waa of the track, was thrown down by the colliaion of the two trains, and e badly hurt that he died instantly. No ether persona weiebuit. Two of the passenger cars were somewhat damaged. agd BTATEN ISLAND COTTAOE8 TO LET OR pvTV LEASE.?Three Co'tages mailed on Csstletoa Heightsnear Capo di Moo'.e. Blatrn.Island,surrouaded by line forest ireei. and commanding an aueurpueed view of the City, the Bay and ita isianda, aud the ocean, while the access i> easy, the distance to each ferry Leing leee than a mile. Tliev contain as foliowe: Bagatelle?A parlor, diuing room, and I bedroems. Crow'a Neat?A parlor, diuing room, library, 4 badrooms, aud 3 arrranu'rooma?attached, carriage houae with stable fort horaea. Oak Laud?1 parlora, large dining roam, 13 bedrooms, bath room, aud 4 servants' rooms?attached, carriage houae, with stable for 3 horaea. These Cottars* enjoy in cuomm the uae of 17 aerai of beaatifal woodland, enclose d. aud in the midst of which ther are erected. Apply to Madame Orpines, at her rasidanee, Capo di Monte. Also, Capo dt Monte, the beantifnl mansion now the reerdeuce of Madame tlrymee. too well hnowu to reqaire air acriptiou. The garden n large and well stocked with Trait, and 38 acres of woodland, laid out ia walks; an ice hoasa tilled, a gardener's house and carriage bouse,with stabling for an horaea, pe attached To a Rood tenant the house will be rented or leased, fully furmshc4 |>|4 imeodere b'Olt SALE Utt 1'U IjKT. 3d A first-class, modrtn-bnilt, three-atorv and attie dwalI pj ling houae, No. 244 Konnla street Waalnugiou iqus-e, -nan^Lai'O oomm niiliiig a Our view of the jtb SVfnae. The house was built in the most substantial manner, and finished in the best style, wnli an id polished mahogany doors and pla'ed furnitura. m rhlr mantel* throaghoat the hout* la heated with a hot air furnace, aud has Crolon Water introduced in the kitchen,wheic re a new Bebe 'a rmuge was put up. '1 he lot is 23 by 110 feet deep the premiaae are ia Complete Condition, and p"saeiaiou io be Riven ou let of May ncit Two-thirds of the purchase uiunry may remain on t'ond and mortage, if desired. For terms apply to JS Etchaoge Place, nr> ataira riy4wyuw?re FOR SALE OR TO LET. a ONE or both ol the hnnusome two nory brick bottaaa and lot* Nis 461 *od 167 Broome itrcct, sou B'o*d way. A tabic t* at-ached <o No 467. which will bo I't w an or wit'o ut the hou-a 'i lie houses are in good order. The location i* emrinely deiiratne Apply t WM. k J,\0 O'BHl EN, 31 Wall strtat. [P?tlJ 060 to loan on bond and montage, in anm* to amt. Ie2l tf ewh TO LET. ft* Tha Subscriber oiler* to let rh i tarvf thraa-atorr i ..j| br ck HOL'Sfc, 46 by 10 leat mo i'el *t tha eo'aor of e'ront and Washington atreata. Jlolokea ttoiDieily Inn v?ii aa ilia Khcauix Hoial), f r w, ,nsate d walllug*, of A. L. Van boakerck. Holnikan or tha aubsc ibar in herien enmity. JOHN H ZAtMlkKIK. Feb ath. it47 fit iw>re HtH SA /,?. kri AT PRIVATE SALE? I'he property kaowa a* No PljW 116 Molb?rry street uear Broom- trxel. Lot 31 by NO ?iRitri. A two alorv briea froul liouaa on tha Iroat of lot ?a Mall two atory frame house on the aide of lot, with a large work ahop in the rear. 13 or 26 tart, with a cellar II faat deep in tha tame. Half ol the puiehaa* money eaa remain aa bond and mortgage, at 7 per cent .Enquire on the premises. II* lm?rc MASSAPhQUA HOUSE. a THE KEEI'fcll of the abore hoaae, haying retired In.ra the boaineaa, the hnoaa will be let oa moderate term* for one or a number of year*, eomineuciug on the brat of March neat Thia eatabliahmaat ba lug an wall known, aa alao the celebrated tr< at poad aa I Joining It II needlaaa to aay mora. Kor particulara apply to the subscriber near the premiaea. N B 1 he above ea'abliahmeut would be ranted aery law , to a parly of gentlemen. 1 THOMAS FLOYD JONES. South OvaxraBtT, L. 1 fll to m;r l*xrs j FOR SALE. a One of the moat beautiful and detirable raaidenaaa in the Stat* ol >. ouueetu at, aitnated in the eity of Norwich, corner of Waahiugton and Yantie atreata. | now oeuad a id occupied by Kip. and foriaarly the ' reaidcuce of Wni C. Oilman, Ka.j . by whom the hoaae waa > huilt, and tha ground* laid out 'I hero are about fixe aeraa of land, coxered with elegant shade trees and ahrabbery, with varieties of Iruit trees, gooaeberries, currants, raspberries, strawberries, tic The scriieiy trnrn the groonds is beautiful and pietareaqae, equal to any in the rtt.ite. The house is very eoaxeaieat, with two wells of eiccllmt and never failing water oa tha premiaea, and the place Combines eerry thing to maka it aaa ol the mod delightful resideuret in New Englaud, and offers a rare opportunity to an) gentleman wishing a beautiful country seat. Kor terms and fuither particulars,apply to Charles Addnma, Esq., No. 3? (irauite Building, ueiier Broadway and Chambers street, or to the subscriber oa the premiaea W. C WHITKIDOR. Norwich. Keh 10 1167 __ lit lm?rc " FOR SALE. M A THKKK HTOKV HOI HKon Md atraal between pw the 2nd and Id Arenoea. It u well Aaiahad, ud re JaJULldetr with the lateai imprnramenu, intlndtng kitchen range, link, cold and warm ha ha, w.tar cloaeta, lie Italiaa marble mantlet throughout the hoaaa ; a ronrt yard af Aftaaa fart in I - .tit,with rernndah aud Krrneh wiudowa Tha haaaa ii oca of a row of ait houara on iha aaiath una of tha atraat. Kor limber parlicalara apply to VYHK It BOMB, ft Im* r IT1 Pearl atraat FOK. SALE, a A KAHM of A fly two aeraa, moat delightfully attutted, abonr Are inilaa from Kliiabeihtowa, N J , ruiruri ng a handaorae commodinna dwelling hoaaa, litteo with invbfr manilra. and ere-y eaaraniaaee Tar a ra pectahle I umly ; tha whole including gardanar'a haaaa, barna, ire lioaae, and other baildiuga, in a aanaiaaiial atata of ra,iair, the Orchard ?<niahtt twenty aeiaa of choiea frait treaa. The eaay arreaa from New York either by the rerioaa cart Irom Jeraay City or the larry to Klitabathport, whaaea ji railroad train inu? mlhui a hui ilrfd vard? of tht hoBM, remlera thia pro; ertr eery ralnahia to thaaa doing baaiaaaa nithianiv The greater part ol the pnrehaae money ran remain (or three reara on hi.r.d and rnaitgage, at Are per eent. V V'dfc. It X&N8, 1+1 Pearl atreat. A Ian, fir aale, a dwelling hoaaa No. MI Waahugton atreat. f? lm*r ii kTHHUN'8 HOTEL, 161, 10:1, 166 If 167 Broadway, New York. Ml Ilia new aid magnificent eatabliahmeul, recently opened a a a Puhlie Hotel, it fitted up in modern atyla, with the lateat nnproTamrnu, and it ol anliieiaal Capacity to accommodate 304 jneraona. Rennet a aery apaeiona Dining Hall, it eoutaina aa nnnao al n mher of pleaaaat Parlora, with large will aeatiialed Bedr oira, all eplendtdly forniahed with eaittrely new furniture . ,t? location it aery detirable and conaenient, both fo? nnaine . - aud ptaaeura, being between Con rtlaudt and Liberty ' atreata The l ruprietor ol thie eatabliehment iairada to make it one id ' i r moat comfortable, plenaut, and bualneee Ilka placet in I he city cf New York, and aa or aipeaae will W ate rati < t hit parti o aieei the wanta of hit gnetts?tbaeaby hoping t ah tre liberally in the public patronage, while ha retnaiua the | nblic'a hnmble arrant, U RATHBUN )Z1 lm*re _____ _a> TTlT PROPRIETORS ol Staambaam ^Lea^^^d^yawiahiug Bella hung woald do well i? ray a 3Kn^3K3lbeiait on hoard the areauihoan ,Niagam. Ir >a Witch, lloveriior. no., bo-i John Aieaeoi, Woreeiter Tft roller, Thr mat Powell, Ito , audferamme |H MOW0.R 8 implored atyle i I U-II ll ngin* pntnp and trong, at d warran'ed lor one \ear. hr H H Nil Anuat ffl Im era uFk TTi ? r ( ',l imgi, fur ultf by PK.K8NK 4c BKOOKS, i Kaptr and Wvfh? u??*. J Ulimc No IT