TH] Vol. XIII. Ho. 1*:?WhoU Ho. ?T?5. BY ORDKROF BUBJtAi; OF YARDd AMD DOCKS. SUfriilh.1 FOR THE NAVY, FOR lC47-'4C.-Propo. a)..made i , dupl cate,and Indorsed with the word "Proposals." will )>? received by the Nary Agent at h i utile*, No. 4 South William .tract, until .Monday, the ICih day f June neit. at 11 o'clock, noon, for the snpply of the following article* in CUsie. No. I to (, iuelnaire, for the Naeal Service, at this tatiuu, for the fiecnl year to cloae on the 30th June, 1841, ric: Cl**i N >. 1?Timiku, Limbs*, lie. I7,nifl cubic leet white pine timber, per cubic foot. 10.000 do do do Wood merchantable, from 40 to CO feet long, to squire not leu than 14 inches at the top end, do 1,200 fee> in length uf9xl8 inch whit* pin* timber, do 400 Cllhic feet white n.lr timli.r do 1,100 ?up fe?t 4 inch claer white pine plank, per M, ft. 3C0 do 3k do do do do 1,110 do 3 do do do do MO do 2W do do do do 3,000 do It, do do do do 10.000 de l do do boards do 1.000 do \ do do do 10,000 do l do merehantible do do 20.000 do 3K do do white pine plank. 20 to 40 feet ia length, de averaging 30 feet; breadth not leee than 12 iuonee, do 2,000 Idi inch merchantable Albany plank each 1,300 do do beaide, do 310 2 inch iprtice plank, do 100 tp'nce pole*, 20 to 43 feet long, do 400 do pile*, 23 fe?t long, notlcMthaa 12 inches at the butt, do 403 best quality 3*4 hemlock J out, do 300 feet 3*4 inch cheeuut joiet. IS feet long per foot 400 feet 4x4 do do IS de do 300 feet 3*3 do do IS do do "00 rongii-iplit hickory bare, 5}? feat long to equare 3>a iiichee at the butt. each. CLAII NO. 2 ?Buildimo MATEBIAL*. 400 cask* Thomas ion lime, per caak 215 do hrdriulic cement, do 65 barrels Rhode Island lime. per bbl. 75,004 beat quality common hard briclu, per M. 80,004 do do do do 40,000 IK inch aawed lath, do 85 bushels hair, Per bush. Class No. 3 ? Protendm. * 31 tons of 2000 pounds best timothy hey, per ton 14,000 pounds around feed. per 180 lbs. 14,000 do Indian meal, do 1,000 bushels oats, per bush. 350 do ship stuff , do 1,004 bundles straw, . . per bundle. Class No. 4.?Paints, Oils, he. 5,000 pounds pure dry white lead, American, per lb. 200 do red lead, do 850 do litharge, do 100 do lampblack, do * 500 do yellow ochre, do 85 do cnrome green, do 85 do do yellow do 1,040 do whiting, do 400 do , Spanish brown, do 400 gallons pure raw linseed o I, per gal. 100 do spirits tun entine, do 4 dozen 000.0000 paint bru hes, perdoa. 4 do No 5 sash tools, do 100 feet, double thickness. Bedford crown glass, each 7i9, 8x10. 9x11. 9x12. 10xt2, 10x14, 11x15, 11x17, 12x16. 12x18, 13x20. 14x22. per ft. Class No 5? HsaDWAXn, Itc. 340 pounds 6 inch iron cat spikes, per lb. 500 do 404 do nails, do 300 do 20il do do do 1,000 do 12d do do do 1,000 do 104 do do do 700 do 81 do do do 300 do 64 do do do 200 do 5<1 do do de 100 do 44 do do do 600 do 34 do fine do 100 do 12d do wrought do 100 do 104 do do do 300 do 84 do do do 100 do fid do do do 300 do 12(1 do brad head nails, do 300 do lOd do do do 200 do 8d do de do 100 do 6d do do do 103 do 5d do do do 50 do IK inch finishing do do 50 do 2 do do do 10,000 2 inch cut brads, per M. 10,000 do do as nrni uZ ,1., do 26,000 :l4 ilo do 10,00(1 1 do do :i dozen 4)4 inch mortice locks (doors IV inch) per doz. V do 2)4 do closet l icks, do )a do G do do do V do 1 do do do idol do ci board do do ) do chest locks, do >a do book case locks, do 2 do 3 inch tumbler iron pad! icks, do )4 do 6 do iron knob locks, runt and left, do V do 10 do rim knob locks, do 21 do pairs2x4 brass table butts, per dozen pair. 1 do do 2>tx2}( brass buti hinges,best, do 1 do do 2 men do do do do 1 do do 1)4 do do do do 8 do do 6x5 inch iron butt hinges do 4 do do 4x4 inch do do do 2 do do 3)4x3)4 in. do do do 1 do do 5 inch do do do 2 do do 4 inch do do do 'J do de 3)4 inch do do do 3 do do 3 inch do do do G do do 2% inch do do do I do do 1)4 inch do do do 6 do 11 it escutcheons, assorted, per dozen. 4 do thread do do do * 48 do )? inch escutcheon pins * do 1 do 6 inch irou barrel belts do )? do 4 inch iron list bolts do )? do 3% inch Flush bolts do 2 do 2)4 inch brass side hooks and eyes do 4 do 2)4 inch iron do do do f< do 2 inch mahogany knobs do G do IV juch do do do 8 do 1)4 inch do do do G do IV inch do do de 4 do 1 inch do do do 3 do V inch do do do 40 pounds sash cord per pound 2100 do do weights do 1G dozen 2 inch sash pulleys per dozen 2 do )V inch do do do 2 do 2Vx2V inch brass fastenings do 3 reams sand paper per ream 3 gross 3 inch iron screws per gross 5 do 2)4 inch do do 20 do 2 iuch do do 30 do IV iuch do do 60 do 1)4 inch do do 60 do IV iuch do de 60 do 1 iuch do do 40 do )4 'uc'' do do 30 do H inch do do 10 do V inch do do 76 pounds horse-shoe nails per pound. 76 do ox do do GOO do tallow do 1800 do flat iron, 3)4* V inch do 91)0 do do 2x)4 inch do 10,000 do square irou, 9-16 inch do 360 do brown soap do 160 do pure sperm candles do 6110 gallons oest quality winter strained sperm oil, per gallon. 17/10 nnmirlii Rn??in irmi Nm. 12 And t& nir imnnit 4 fx>xrs 11x20 tin. per box. 12 dozen best quality C S ?hnvrl?, par dozen. 2 do do apadaa, do 3 do do wood axea, haodled, do 2 dozen curry coinbs, do I do horse brushes. do 1 do each 8, 12.and 14 inch flat bastard file*, do 1 do each 8, 12 and II inch, half round blater d (ilea, do 2 dozen 14 inch flat float filea, do 3 do 12 inch 3 aquare taper flies, do 1 do web tawt, do 9 do birch brooms, do 14 do corn do do 6 do hickory do do 8 do white-wash brushes, (per yard sample,) do 3 (say 200 lbs ) French grind stonee, 4 feet diameter, 6 inches thick, per pound' 3 (say 100 lbs.) French grind stones, 3 feet 8 Irenes diameter, 5 inches thick, do 11 sides belt leather, stuffed with tallewandoil, per side. Ci.ass No. 6? STATionsar. 1} reams cap paper, fainr lined, per ream. 10 do do do (regulation,) do 10 dj letter do do do 10 do 'buff envelope paper, do 31 I quire blank books, faint lined, bound, each. 21 2 do do do do do 144 I do mem. books, do do with loops, do 50 qu irt hotlles Maynard h Noyes' black ink, per bottle. 10 half pint bottles best quality red ink, do 3 gross Monroe's best le<d pencils, per gross. 6 do "Bingup swan quill" steel pens, (I gross in a box ) do J groat .Mark urn's steel pens. (1 gross in a box.) do 12 gross Pardon's steel |>eiii, (I gross in a box) do 12 gross 4*il en's eagle steel pens, ( I dozen and holder in box ) do 12 dozen pen holders, assorted, per dozen. WOO No. 80 quills, per M. 10 p .unds uest scarlet wafers, large sixe, per ^mund 10 do ii i white gum Arabic, do The article! mutt be of the beat quality, delivered et the ntk and eipeme of the contractor at the U 8 Naey Yard, Brooklyn, subject 10 the inspection of tha Yard, at tach timet and in tuch Iiuantitiet. at the commandant may require. The government retervct tne right to tucreaae or dim mth the quantities coiiirarted fur to the amount of fifty |ier cent, at I t option. No offer must >e made for leu than one entire claet. Contract will be entered into with the lowest bidder, giving bond with two ?|i|iroved tureliet in one-third the estimated amount, for its faithful perforin* ce ; but no propotal will be considered, without a ritten guaranty tigned by one or m we retpontible persona. conformable to act* of Congress of 3d March. 18iJ, and Iflth Augutt, 1818. that the jiarty whose offer thai I be accepted will execute Mich contract and bond within live dayt a'ter being notified of tuch acceptance. In cate of delsy or failure to deliver, the Nsry Agent will procure the srore*. and any excels paid ?Tff the contract prico aha I be charged to the contractor and deducted from hit bills. Paymeuta, ninety per cent in thirty dayt after billa in triplicate are hied with the Navy Agent, duly approved, and ten per cent ou the entirecompletion of the contract. PROSPER M. WETMORE. Navy Agent. Navy Agent'a Office, ) New York, May 29. 1817. S my29 law 4w rc DHY~UuUk~ AT BROOKLYN. SUPPLIES FOR 1947-1. Navy Aoeist's OrricE, I New Yore, May Ith, 1947. _l PROPOSALS will lie received at the Navy Agent'a Office, (No. 4 South William street.) until Saturday the 5th day of June nett, at 12 o'clock. M., for tuch quantitiea of the following article! at may he required, or ordered, under the direction of the Chief of the Bnreau of Vardt aod Docks, during the fiscal year ending on 30th June, 1948. The proposals are to be made in duplicate, the envelope to bi* endorsed "Proposals foi Class No. (I to 17, at the caae may he.) But no oner will be considered without a written guaranty, argued by Que or more responsible persons, that the selected bidder or bidders will execute bona and contract according to law, when notified of the acceptance of their offer' No. I.?HYDRAULIC CEMENT. 8000 barrels of 380 pounds each of Cement, per barrel l last No. 2? BUILDI NG SAND, cubic yard* mho cImu pure ilti, n*r cubic v>rH das. No. j?BRokr.N sro.NE AND B^ACH PES OLU sno eubic vsrds; one h?ll eeeh, of broken Stone mid I'ebbles. bird, durable and clean, not to e* n-f(1 \\i inches diameter, per cubic yd ( lass N.V4 -VVIIITK 0\K TIMBF.R, PLANK, Ac. lie. 1(100 cubic feet white oak timber, tewed, 10 to li> inches einur, 30 to 30 fret long per cub. loot. 100(1 eubic fret while ?ik U mber, sawed, to 13 niches square, 21 to 10 feet Irthg, do 1(1,000 fret B M W . (). plank, \% to 4 inches thick. 11 to 30 feet long, |*r M.ft.B.M. 23 000 leet B M W.O (Jersey seasoned) thick 13 to 30 feet Ion*. ... ? 'j 000 feet 1?. M. Joist, 4 to 6 inches quale, 11 W 10 feet Ion*, do E NE n: 4 M W. O. BatU, 10 to 1} feet loin, 10 Co 10 iatkM diameter, 000 cubic feet, per cubic foot. 00 Hickory Butt*. 0 to 10 feet long, 0 to 10 inches diameter, 100 cubic feet, do 00 Hickory Ailea, 1% ftJUug, 1 by 0 inches, per stick. 100 HickoryBara, 0 feet long, (quartered) I ^ Cleaa *l5o.*1 ?"fcLLO W PINE TIMBER, PLANK, Ac. 10,000 cubic feet of Yellow Piue, long leaved, heart, aewed. 10 to 16 inches square, 38 I to 10 feet long, per cubic foot. Mem.?A part of the above timber may be ordered of White Pine, in which case it will be included iu ('lata No. 6. Class No. 6?WHITE PINE TIMBER, PLANK, lie. Ac. 4,000 cubie feet of White Piue Timber. C to 16 iachee square.sawed, 30 to 10 feet long, per cubic foot. 1,000 cubic feet of White Piue Timber.10 to 16 inches square, bewed, 50 to 71 feet long. do Si,004 feet B. M. White Pin* Bonding Timber, 3 to 8 inches square, tewed, U to 40 feet SI,000 fofb.M., White Pine Plank, Cm qnel-1"' M' ^ ?" M' if y, 1 to 3 inches thick, li to 30 feet lone. do 10.000 feet B. M., wTP. Plank, second quality, 4 to G inches thick, Li to 30 feet lone, do 30,000 feet B. M. W. P. Plaiik, second quality, W to 3 inches thick.di to 30 feet lour. do li.OOO bat B. M.. W. P. Albany Boards, 1 Tich thick. d0 20,000 feet B. M., Spruce Plank, (wide) 1>? tol inches thick, 20 to 30 feet lour. do Class No. 7.?PILES. 300 Spruoe Piles, 2i to 40 feet long, not less than 9 inches in diameter at the small end, straight and sound. per lineal fo t 20 Spars of Spruce or White Pine, 30 to 7S feet lour, not less than 9 inches iu diameter, at the small cud, do Class No. I?IRON, lie. <,000 pounds of Sandersou's Cast Steel. X to 2? luches square and round. per pound. 1,000 iHiunds of Cast Steel, )? to 2 inches square and round. do 1.000 rounds of Cast Steel, blistered, flat, from V to IX in. thick and 1 to 3 iuches wida, do 3,OOfT pounds |of Wrought Iron,'.round, X to X inehea diameter, da 90,000 pounds el Wrought Iron, round, X 10 2 inehea diameter, do 3,00* I'ounda of Wrought Iron, square, X to 2 inehea diameter, do 30,004 pounds of Wrought Iron, flat, X to IX inehea thick, and 1 to 6 inches wide, do 3,000 pounds of Wrought Iron crow-bars, 4 to I feet long?and pinch and shackle bars, I to 6 feet lone, do 1,000 pounds of Wrought Iron washers, X to 2 inch hole, da 1,000 pounds of prosed chain, \ to X inches diameter, do 1,000 pounds of timber chain, X inch, 9 to 12 feet long, rery best quality, .da 1,000 pounds of blocks for Granite hammers. do Class No. 9.?HARDWARE. 1 doxen cross-cut saws, per docen. 1 do hind do do 0 dj axes, narrow, Simmons' best, do 20 do ship angers, 2000 qnarters^X t? 1 inehea, L Homidieu, per quarter 13 do tiles, balf round, bastard, 14 inches, per doxsu. 12 do do do smooth, 14 do do 12 do do do do 10 do do 13 do do flatbastatd, 14 do do 12 do do wood, 14 do do IX an no rat-tan, 1Z do do 11 do ilo mill-saw, I do do 12 do do Mw-pit, JV do do JO do do taper mw, 3>* to J do do 60 do do do 6 to I do do 1 do acrew wrenchea, do 1 do 8 do 1 to 6 inchea, do t do carpenters' pineera, do t do bonch acrewa, do t do apirit IotcU, do t do ateel squares, I feet long, l)a in ah blade, a do double4face'/Leaders, per pound. 10 do htugea. 8 to It inchea, par doxou. 20 do wrought iron butta, 2 to 4 inchea, do 10 do loclu, pad, do 10 do do cheat, do 10 do do drawer, do 1 do do door, do J do haspa and ataplea. do 20 do ihorcla, Ames No. 2, beat, do 5 do acoopa, do do do 10 do apadea, Ames' beat, do 10 do hoes, 10 inches blade, extra strong ?yn, do 1 do curry comba aud bruahra, do 2 do tape lines, JO feet long, do 1 do do 72 do do 20 do maul liandlea, do 20 do axe do do 10 do hammer handles _ do 100 groae acrewa, X to I inch long per gross. 100 do do 1 to 2 inches long do 22 groas of screws, 2 to 3 inches loug, do 20 papers of brads, X to 2 do per paper 100 do tacks, 4 to 12 ox, do 1000 pounds aheet lead, do 1000 do lead pipe, 1 inch diameter, tery light, do 1 doxen composition coclu, fordo per doxen. 10,000 pounds cut nails, 4 to 40d per ponud. 1000 do wrought do, 4 to 12d, and horse nails, do 10,000 do cut spikes, 4 to inches do 10.000 do pressed do 4 to 8 do do 2,000 do do do 10 to 12 do do 200 do do do 3 to 6 do railroad do Class, No. 10 ?STONE CUTTERS' TOOLS. 1 dox. patent hammers (granite) 10 to 12 pounds, with 8 blades, per pound 2 dox. hand hammers, 2 pounds each, do 6 do. penned do 7 to 9 lbs. do do Class, No. 11.?SHIP CHANDLERY. 2,000 pounds of manilla rope, 4X to 6 inches, per pound. 30,000 do of do do 4X do do 10,000 do of do do 2 to 4X do 3.000 do of Russia hemp, 2 to & do do 200 do nf parking yarn, do 200 do of spun do do 200 do of nine thread line. do 100 do of tow. do 100 do of marline, do 100 do of lamp wick. do 200 do of hooks and thimbles, 4 to 10 inehee do 1.000 do of tallow, do 1,000 do of heavy, oak tanned, pump leather. do 200 square yards of old canvass (heavy ) per square yard. 20 barrels of line sand per barrel. 20 do of fine clay, do 20 do of charcoal, do 20 do of lime, do 20 dox. of corn broems (heavy) per doxen. 20 do of hickory brooms, do 10 do of corn brushes, do 10 do of ship water backets, do 10 do ol tin cups (pints) ds 2 do oil feeders, do 1 do V gallon measures, do 1 do X do do do 1 do 1 do do do X do reck do ds * de bushel do do 1 do 1 do baskets do 1 do 2 do do do 3 do < to 14 inch lignum vine bushed sheaves, per inch. 2 do marking brushes, per dox. 1 do marling spikes IX to 2 inches diameter, do 1 do lignum vitse fides 12 o 20 inches long, do Class Ne. 12? PAINTS, OILS, lie. 1000 gallons best winter strained sperm oil, per gallon. 200 do fish oil, do 200 do linseed do (boiled) do 100 do spirits of turpentine do 300 pounds while lead, ground in oiL per pound. vm fin Llsrlf Dtint. vrnnnil in nil rise 100 do yellow ochre, do JO do red load, do JO do litharge, do JO do white chalk, do JO do red do. do 2 boxes sperm candles short sixes (60 lbs). do Claaa No. 13.?PROVENDER. 30 tons hay, line timothy and clover, mixed, per ton of 2000 lbs. 10 do rye straw do 30,000 pounds (round feed, oats and con, pure, per pound. 2,000 bushels oats, very best quality, per bushel. MO do fins Teed do do Class No. H.?CASTINGS AND MACHINERY. 100 cast iron sheaves 0 to 15 inches diameter, MOO lbs. per lb. 100 do boxes with journals, IX to 3 inches bore, 13,000 do. de 100 do washers.l to a in. bore.S to It inches diameter, 1000 do. do t set of machinery and iron werk fer cranes, amonntinf to about 4000 do. of wrought iron, and JOOt do. of east iron do 3,000 pounds oP miscellaneous castings of iron do CUm No. tt-STATIONSJRY. i quire* antiquarian drawing paper par qaira 5 do auper royal do do S da medium do do J do tracing do da 1 do (rout lactioa do do 4 do printed pay ralU do do 5 reama envelope pa par P*e roam. U do fine cap ruled do do 10 do do refutation de do 3 do fine letter paper de 1 do blotting do do 10 do*, drawing peneila (French.) par d 30 do Monro*'*) . do J do boiea pan*, Oilott'a ear** fine No. 300 do 3 do da madia** do 2 do do Windle'e do 10 do pen holder*, do 3 do lakeland*. do 3 do quart bottle* black ink, do 2 do emell bottle* red ink (carmine) do to do tape, red (office) do .4 do do blue do do J do aealing wai P*r pound. 15 do mem book* Omo. P*r do*. 3 do cap blank hooka, 0 quire do 1 do mueter book* do Claaa No. 16.?COAL. 1,000 ton* coal, roar** Cumberland or Bloaaburg. per ton of 2000 lb*. 300 do Cumberland do Claaa No. ITr-BRICK. 100,000 liriek of the beat quality of hard amooth weather per thousand. The dell Ten-,if Claaaaa No. 3, 4, and 7, unit b* completed by 30th December, 1147 ; of Claaa 17 by lat October, 1147 ; of th* remainder of the claaaaa will commance an lat July, 1047; and continue aa the renuirrmenla of the work may call for. Sample* of eanb of toe article* can be examined at the afore houae at the lyrr Yard Brooklyn: the articlea furniahed mnat be equal in quality to thea* sample*. More particular billa anil apecifleationa, may be eiamined at the Engineer'* office in the Navy Yard. The attention of the Contractor! ia particularly called to thi* (lamination. SPECIFICATIONS Cl*m No. I.?The cement ia to be put np in caaka of about 306 pouuda, atavea of hard wood; tl hickory hoop*; wimple* of Claaaea I, 2, 3. and 17, to be aent to the Dry Dock |ircaiou* to the 13th of May nelt. Claaaea I, 5. 6, and7. Particular bill* will be furniantd specifying the dimensiona of the timber, plank, lie., within the limits above elated. Claaa No. 14. all new iMittt rna required will be formatted hy the government. I iir.pin rn mi cm ami wruu?Mi iron mull invruue ail tne la hor of turning, boring, drilling, filing and fitting up complete for use. All article*, except those brought by Water, will be delivered at the store house. Those brought by water will be discharged at such wharf aa may be designated by the engineer. Don J, with two sureties in one-third the amount, required. The offers must be. made in duplicate, for each class separately, according te it* number, and to be so endorsed, an must distinctly state the price of each and every article enu merated, in the list, and the amount earned out for the whole quantity and correctly added up at foot, and the total amount of the class hid for expressed in words. All the articles are to be of the best quality, to be delivered at the Navy Yard, Brodklyn, at snrh times within the said year, and in such quantities within the amonnt stipulated in the contract, as may be required, subject to rich iugpertion as may be directed by the engineer in charge of saul Dry Dock. The bureau reserves to itself Ihe right to increase or diminish the quantity of the arlielft named in the several classes to the amount of fifty per eertT, according to the wants of tl e service. mR lawtt rc a W YO EW YORK, SATURDAY ] HIGHLY XZYTERXITIXfO FROM MEXICO. Skirmish between the Mounted Riflemen and the Mexicans. FOUR OF THE ENEMY KILLED. CAPTAIN WALKER STILL IN PURSUIT. MORE GUERILLA ATTACKS. SIX AMBKIOAITS BILXiSD. Capture of Governmeiit Stores* Borland, Gaines, Clay, Midshipman Rogers, and other Officers, at liberty in the Mexican .Capital* The English mediation refused by the Mexican Congress. THE PEACE PARTY IN MEXICO. Proclamation to the Mexicans by Gen. Scott. GEN. TAYLOR AND THE PRESIDENCY. We are indebted to Sullivan's Express for tho followlag intelligence by the Amboy Line :? [From tho N. O. Picayune, May 20.] It was not until yesterday morning that we' wero placed in possession or the following letter received hero on Tuesday by tho Mary Kingsland. It will be seen that Mr. Kendall's letter is later than any thing hitherto received ftom Jalapa, while the letter fiom Verat ruz gives a more definite account of the occurrences near that city reported in our last upon verbal authority. Tift most interesting passage In Mr. Kendall's letter is that announcing that Majors Borland and Oaines. Capt. Clay,and the ether officers taken injthe North, together with Passed Midshipman llogers, are at liberty in the city of Mexico. The next step is to insist upon the immediate release ot tho men who were taken with Major Gaines. Mr. lienaairs remark* upon a peace party In Mexico, will attract attention. He hue facilities fpr forming an opinion on the subject which the newspapers do not afford us. Were we to rely upon the latter alone, we should form a judgment very different from our associate, but we do not doubt at all that he has access to sources of Information far better than our own. Vkra Cruz, May 13th, 1817. A band of about 200 Mexicans has been prowliug about the mounted riflemen's camp, four miles from this place, two nights In succession, and lost night the men were aroused twice by the approach of Mexicaus. BIKarly this morning our gallant Captain Walkcrstarted out to give them battle, and had a nice little skirmish, killing four of the enemy by the time my informant, an officer of the rifles, left, and he represents Walker a long way ahead of the scene of the first brush, following them up. I guess the enemy will find that they have got hold or the wrong chap before Capt. Walker has done with them. This morning early a man came in from Santa Ke, where he had been left with seven others to guard some stores belonging to Government, and he states that a body of about 200 Mexicans attacked them last night, killing all his companions and taking possession of the stores, and ho only saved himself by ruuning. There is another company of riflemeufollowing up ( 'apt Walker, but 1 regret that 1 do not know by whom it is commanded. I am assured bv an eye-witness that he saw four dead Mexicans on the grouud when ( apt. W. met the enemy. It is generally supposed that this party of the enemy are no.ir here more for the purpose of plundering small parties and stealing horses, than any thing else. JsLsrs, Mexico, May 11, 1847?6 P. M. Since the diligencia went out at noon to-day for Vera Crus, another diligencia has come in from the oity of Mexico full of passengers, and bringing news of not a little importance. Among the passengers was .Mr. Kennedy, who, after being badly treated hero about the 1st of April, was driven to the city of Mexico. All the passengers confirm what I wrote you this morning. They say that at the cspital there was no Government, no order, no responsibility. All was anar cny. nuaya won miii i roKiaeni pro iftn., DUl nau neliner influence nor authority. A new President is to be elected on the lath of the present month, the tenth chief magistrate this distracted country has hail within the last eighteen months. 1 cannot stop to count them all np. but such is the fact. The ladrones?guerillas I suppose they should be called now?are busy at work upon the roads, especially between Puebla and the city of Mexico. The same passengers were robbed the other day no less than seven times in one stage, and the inference is that the last robbers must have had rather poor pickings, if the tlrst were very searching in their operations The dillgencia in which Mr. Kennedy came down, war robbed twice on the road. It is stated that the propositions mado by F.ngland some months since, to olfer her intervention in settling the difficulties between Mexico and the United States, have recently been taken up by the Mexican Congress, and after a warm discussion, in which one of the members said that the whole affair was but another attempt of the monarchists upon the sacred liberties of the Mexean Republic, the motion even to consider them was lost by a vote of 44 to 33. From this it would seem that the present Congress is determined to shut every door against all proposals of an honorable peace. Santa Anna has sent a letter to Congress from Orizaba. He gives his own account of tho battle of Cerro Oordo, and claims a great victory on the llrst day of the fight. On the second day, Providence, according to his story, gave the advantage to the Yankees. lie says nothing about tho exertions of the latter. Santa Anna states that he has now seven thousand men, and that hi* rorco m rapidly increasing ; ?n?l, moreover, that all are burning to encounter the American* again. He want* money to carry on hi* operation*, but Congrees ha* not *een fit to rote him a copper?one rea*on, probably, being that it ha* not a copper to give. Santa Anna, *o far a* I can leam, is the only man who has been spoken of in Mexico as a candidate for the Presidency, and he is in very bad odor with the mass. The States north of Mexico?Guadalajara, Guanajuato, Queretaro, Zacatccas. Durango, San Luis and other*?talk openly of separating from Mexico, and letting her take care of herself. Not a dollar in the way of supplies are they sending on for the relief of the general government in it* emergency. They were still doing a little in the way of fortifying the city of Mexico, but a Spaniard inform* me that ail the obstructions they have erected so far oould be kicked over with the foot. Tho city had been placed under martial law, and the direst excesses were anticipated.? The citizens had all been called upon to take up arms In the common defence, but unfortunately nine-tenth* of them had no arms to take up. Nor were there any cannon at the capital, other than a few small and indiUcrent piece*. There is certainly a party, and an Influential one, in Mexico, which begins to talk of peace; and where four week* since they did not dare breathe their sentiments, they now come out openly and avow themselves. Still the measure is far from popular. Tho peace party is composed of the more honest and Intelligent property holders, the merchants, and perhaps tho clergy?to these are opposed the military, who have all disgraced themselves, and all the demagogues among the lawyers. If the priests could be made certain that they would continue to bold their rich benefices secure, they would probably be all in favor of peace. On the approach of the Americana, it is said that Congress. with all the archives of the ropublic, will move to the city of Morelia Of course all my news is verbal, not a paper having come through I have despatched a man to the capital for full files of the public journals, and if he gets bark safe tbey shall be immediately forwarded to you. Majors Borland and Gaines, f'aptain C. M. < lay, and all the officers taken in the north, were at libel ty in the city of Mexico, as was also midshipman Rogers They are all said to be well und respectfully treated now, although the latter was infamously abused on the way up to Mexico from Perote. General* analizo was nt San Andres, a place north of Orisaba. at last accounts. The force with him is not stated, but is undoubtedly small, lie is an old friend of Hanta Anna, and is probably working at present for his master. I write this in gTcat haste, and have no time for comment. Ono thing I must say, that is that there undoubtedly would be a very large pcaoe party in Mexico were it .v.- ... ..i -i.i- .1... ;?.i.?r it,, i..
habitants. It is hard to be thrashed Into a peace. that's certain. I send this by a Mexican to Vera Cru/.. who promise* to ride through at hid fastest speed. It' It reached you, well and good. P. S.?11 o'clock, night.?Judt aa my express man wa* dtarting, I *u fortunate enough to get hold of the following hurried tranalation of a proclamation, which has been printed In Spanish, and addressed by Gen Scott to the Mexlcau* I bare no time to peruse It. but those who j hare think it will hare weight and influence with the , Mexicans. TJHK PROCLAMATION OF OLN. SCOTT. Hr.Au-QtfAMTr.ad or THI. Ammv, ) Jai.apa. May 11, IH47 J Thr Otneral-in-Ckitf of the Jtrmirt of the l/nitrd filatri of erica totht Mexican Xatiun t Mexican* ! The recent event* of the war, and the meaeure* adopted in consequence by your government. ; I make it my duty to address you?to show you truths of which you aro ignorant, because they have been criminally concealed from you. I do not ask you to trust my I word* (though he who has never falsified them has a j i > RK B MORNING, MAY 29. 184' right to confidence.) but to judge of these truths by facts within the view and knowledge of you all. Whatever may have been the origin of this war, which my country saw Itself forced to undertake by irremediable causes, which I learn aro unknown to the greater part of the Mexican nation -.1 it "-"- It* such is It always to both belligerent!, end reason and juetice. if not forgotten on both tides, are in dispute, each believing them lti own. You hare proof ol t' is truth as well at ourselves; for In Mexico, at in the United States, there hare existed, and do exist, two opposite parties, desiring?the oue peace, the other war. But governments hare sacred duties, from which they cannot depart, und often these duties impose, for national reasons, a silence, and a reserve sometimes displeasing to the majority of those who. from views purely ; personal, or individual, make opposition. To this a go vernmsut cannot pay any regard, expecting the nation to place iu it the confidence merited by a magistracy of their own election. Reasons of high policy and of continental American interest precipitated events in spita of the circumspection of the cabinet of Washington, which ardently desiring to terminate Its differences with Mexico, spared no resource, compatible with honor and dignity, to arrive at so desirable an end; and when it was iudulging the most flattering hopes of accomplishing its aim by frank explanations and reasonings, addressed to the judgmsut and prudeuce of the virtuous and patriotic government of Uen. I). J. Herrcra. the misfortune least looked for dispelled this pleasant hope, and at the same tiuio blocked up everv avenue which oould lead to an honorable settlement betweeu the two nations. The new government diccarded the national interests, as well as those of Continental America, and elected in preference foreign Influences the most fatal to tho future of Mexioan liberty and of the republican system, which tho United States hold it a duty to preserve and protect. Duty, honor and dignity itself impose upon us tho necessity of not losing a season of which the monarchical psrty was taking violent advantage, for not a moment wu* in ue iiifi. anu we aoieu wnn ine promptness ana decision necessary In a ease no urgent, to nvoid thereby a complication of Interests, which might rendor our relations more difficult and luvoivcd Again, in the course of civil war, the government of raredns was overthrown. Wo could not but hope this would prove a fortunate event, and whatever other administration might represent the government, it would | be less deluded as well as more patriotic and prudent, if f it looked to the common good, weighing probabilities, its ; own strength and resources, and especially the general opinion as to the inevitable results of a national war. We were deceived, as perhaps you, Mexicans, were also deceived in judging of the true Intentions of I ien Santa Anna, whom you recalled, and whom our government permitted to return. Krom this condition of things the Mexican nation lias seen what havo been the results? results lamented by all, and by us sincerely: for we appreciate, as is due. the valor and noblo determination of the unfortunates who go bo battle ill-fed, worse governed, and almost lnvarla uiy uubittgcu ujr uvct'u ur pt'ruuy. We have witnessed. and we cannot be taxed with partiality for lamenting, with astonishment, that tbe heroin deportment of the garrison at Vera Cruz, in its valiant defence, waa aspersed by tbe general who had junt been defeated and put to shame.ul (light liya force far info- I rior to that which be commanded, at bucna Vista, that this general, rewarding the insurgents and promoters of civil war in Mexico, heaped outrages on those who had singularly distinguished themselves by a resistance beyond what could be expected, and of admirable decision. Finally, the bloody event of Cerro Gordo has shown the Mexican nation what it may reasonably expect if it longer continues blind to the true situation in which it haH been placed by some generals, whom it has most distinguished and in whom it has most confided. The hardest heart would bo moved to grief in contemplating tho battle-fields of Mexico a moment after the last struggle. Those generals whom the nation has, without service rendered, paid for so many years, with some honorable exceptions, have in the day of need betrayed it by their bud example or unskllfulncs*. On that field, amongst tho dead and dying, are seen no proofs of military honor, for they are reduced to the sad fate of tire soldier-the same on every occasion, from I'alo Alto to Cerro Gordo?the dead to remain unburied, and the woundod abandoned to the charity and clemency of the conqueror. Soldiers who go to fight, expecting such a recompense, deserve to be classed amongst the bust in the world, slure they are stimulated by no hope of ephemeral glory, of regret, of remembrance, or even of a grave. Again. Mexicans of honorable pride contemplate tbe lot of peaceful and laborious citizens in all classes of your society. i no possessions 01 tno cnurcn menaced and held out an an incitement to revolution and anarchy ; the fortune of the rich proprietor* pointed out for plunder to the ill-disposed; the merchant and tlio artisan, the laborer and the manufacturer, burdened with contribution*, excises, monopolie*, taxea upon consumption, Hurrounded with restriction* and charged with odiouH internal customs ; the rusu of letters and the statesman, the inan of liberal knowledge who dares to speak, persecuted without trial by some faction or by the rulers who abuse their power; criminals unpunished and set at liberty, as wore those of I'erote?is this, then, Mexicans, the liberty which you enjoy ? 1 will not believe that the Mexioaus of the present day are wanting in courage to confess errors which do not dishonor them, and to adopt a system of true liborty of peace and union with their brethren and ne.ghbors of the North; neither will I believe that they are ignorant of the falsity of the calumnies of the press, intended to excite to hostility. No ! public sentiment is not to he created or animated by falsehood. We have not profaned your temples, nor abused your womuu, nor seized your property, as they would have you believe. We say this with pride, and we confirm it by your own bishop* and by the clergy of Tainpioo, Tuspan. Matamurus. Monterey, Vera Cruz, and Jalapa, and by all tbu authorities, civil and religiuus, and the Inhabitants of every town that wo have occupied. Wo udore the same tiod, and a large portion of our army, a* well as of the population of the United States, aro Catholics, like yourselves. We punish crime wherever we find it, aud re- I ward merit and virtue. The army of the United States respects, and will always respect, private property of every description, and the property of the Mexican church. Mexican*! the past Cannot be remedied, but the future may be provided for. Repeatedly have I shown you that the government and people of the United States desire peace, desire your sincere friendship. Abandon, then, rancorous prejudices, cease to be the sport of individual ambition, and conduct yourselves like a great American nation; leave off at once colonial habits, and learn to be truly free, truly republican, and you will become prosperous and happy, for you posse** all the element* to be *o. Remember that you are American*, and that your happiness in not to noma from hurope. I desire, in conclusion, to declnre, and with equal frankness. that, if necessary, an army of 100.000 could promptly be brought, and that the United States would not terminate their differences with Mexico (if compelled to do ro by force of arm*) in any manner uncertain, precarious or Icrr dishonoring to yourselves I should insult the intelligent of this country if I had any doubt of their acquaintance with this truth. The order to form guerilla parties to attack us, I assure you, can procure nothing but evil to your country, and no evil to our army, whicu will know how to proceed against them; and if, so far from conciliating, you succeed in irritating, you will impose upon us the hard necessity of retaliation, and theu you cannot blame us for the consequenees which will fall upon yourselves. 1 am marching with my army upon Puebla and Mexico?I do not ooncoal it; from those capitals I shall again address you. I desire peace, friendship, and union?it is for you to select whether you prefer war; under any circumstances, be assured I shall not fail my word. WINFIELD SCOTT. ritK new president op mexico. [Kromthe New Orleans Delta. May 20. Don Pedro Marie Anaya, the present acting President of Mexico, was hore during the invasion of the British in 1814-'15 lie is, or was then, totally Illiterate, and ignorant of every thing that belongs to civil and military affairs. He wore a gaudy and fantastic uniform, and rode a very little slim norse. The grotesque appearance of the rider, and the caprioles of the pony, afforded much amusement to the army. It is time for any country to supplicate the protection of the Almighty, that baa such a man Tor Its chier magistrate. One day be went up to town, anil (aid his hor*e had been killed by the enemy; but thoeu who knew him, averred that he had killed it himself. ANOTHER MEXICAN ACCOUNT OK THE BATTER OK CKRKO GORDO. San Jtan Dr Ulta, April 23, 1R47. Moit Kickllent Sin:?Made prinoner of war, together with Brig. (Jen. Itomula* de la Vega, who in with M In thin fortrenn. where we have been placed by the unfortunate eventi of the morning of the 18th Inntant, at (,'erro (Jordo ; and neparated from Brig. General Don Louie rimou, I conceive it to be my duty to report to your Excellency the ocnurrencen of that day, the bitter renultn of whieh have placed me In the power of the United Staten of the north. Ilin Excellency the Prenidentof the Republic, and General in chief tn the army, directed Orro Gordo to be fortified, on the left of the National road, or carriage way, from lalapa Thin road cronnen the brow of tiie mountain, and along it were placed our infantry.together with the head quartern, believing that our cavalry were ntationcd near the < orral Kalna. and the Encero. Tiie broad mountain, called the Telegraph, !? the highent of the eminence* of that chain, on the Vera Erux aide. Beyond the Cerro, on the right of the prenent road, and at the point of InternecUpn of the old road, the general in chief ordered a battery to lie placed, which would overlook the wagon l*oad. the deepent and narrowcnt place in the glen The old river road wan commanded effectively by the height*, which were denignated by the name* of the advanced line* of the right, left, and centre The first and last named, had the river in front, along whlch.the enemy wa* (tattooed; the *e ootid, commnnded upon ltd left the national road, at the point mentioned before a* the deepest In the glen, in such a manner as to enable ua to defend the passage* from the old rl^T road. The command of these lines was assigned by The general In chief as follows The right, to General Luis 1'onsnn; the left, from the battery on the national road, to General Romulai do la Vega, and the centre to me. We were In our poaitions on the 17th. when, about noon, we saw the enemy advancing in eolumn by the left of our vanguard, pushing directly forward for the heights, near the Telegraph The battery of the advanced lino of the left opened tta tire of round shot upon I hem, from our largest pieces, and with the best efloct. Soon after, the enemy was discovered from the salient angle, upon which another battery of the tamo advanced line had been placed, which also opened its tire together with the battery of the centre, both acting with such effect that the enemy was driven from his position In less than half an hour. The enemy, compelled to abandon that point by the injury received from our fire, [ERA 7. commenced a movement. by the right, upon the Telegraph height, where he wih alao received with the greateat firmness by our troopa. and retired In great diiorder, with considerable lose The following day, I unfortunate for the republic.) the IPth April, the enemy presented himself to renew the attack uDon the TelI.i/ni,.1, ? " our fortified positions. The height, after a severe and bloody combat, wan taken by main force, at the moment when my advanced line of the centre wan attacked by another column, at the point directly under the command of Tost Captain (naval). Don Buenaventura Aranjo. The battalion* of /arupuasllu and ilatlainjue. the Artillery and Ticket* of Mntamoros and Liberad. covered themselves with glory. and effectively sustained the right wing of the left Hue, putting to (light the enemy"* column in the short space of five or six minutes, which formed again on our right, among aurroundiug thichets and ridges. The height of the Telegraph being taken, the enemy became muster of our rour guard on the left, aud to receive orders of instruction* from hi* Exoellency, the general-iii-chief, I Kent my Adjutant. Lieut. D. Francisco ltuis, with order* to see him or th* Senoir General, (providing Santa Anna had run?wu suppose)? but he returned with the information that he found no one ; there?in our camp and head-quarters ?and that a llag i of truce was flying at a shed, a fact which was subsequently confirmed by my own observation. Under these circumstances Gens, Trunin. Vega. Noriega. Osando aud myself held a consultation, aud considering that our position having heen changed by the capture of the telegraph height; that our rear guard wa* hemmed in by the enemy in front and rear, aud that our supply of water, which had before been scantily furnished in barrels, was now entirely cut off?that the ! general-in-chicf had previously withdrawn the battalion of grenadiers, which hud covered our rear guard lu the woods, the enemy wero thus masters of our fate?and although some or us, by our knowledge of the hollows and ridges, might have saved ourselves, we preferred to be prisonors, to the further sacrifice of the lives of our troops. In giving myself up to the generals of the enemy, I gave them to' understand that no opprobrium to our honor or to our eouutry, belonged to the act, and although they were the conouerers. I could never in any form paUiitto the war which they had made against my country. In these expressions I was joined by Gen. II. D. de la Vega, whose services in and out of the Republic have before this reflected so much honor upon the Mexican name Col. Jose Maria 1'bvod, Tout Captain Pedro liuiz. Major Joso Maria Mata. Captains V. Arguelles, Uregoria (lei CaJlejo, Jose M. Mann, Jose Maria Moreno. Silverio Velez, A. M. (.allcgos, Adjutant M. Camacho, (Lieut, of the Nary.) Kr'co. Fernandez, Hub-Lieutenants II. Amable, J. H. ( avarrubias, and Joae Lastortraa, all of whom were brought to this place, and Us priaonera of war will be conducted to such place in the United States aa the present government of Vera Cruz may direct. 1 beg your Kxcellrncy to lay tiiia narrative before bia Excellency the President of the Republic, and to remark to him and to the nation, whom we should all aerve to the last, that this result ia an inatance of the caprice ot fortune, as at the same instant that our three lines of the vanguard had achieved a victory, driving our assailants before us, we found ourselves under the imperious ne cessity of surrendering ourselves to those who, on the height of tho Telegraph, tho National road, and in our head-quarters, had made themselves masters of the Held. In numbers there were more than twelve thousand Americans, against less than two thousand Mexicaus, who were surrounded by their advanced lines. 1 have the honor, Stc., JOSE MARIA JARERO. To his Excelloncy, the Minister of War. ARMY INTKI.LlnKNCE. [From the New Orleans i'loayuue, May -JO. The destination of one-half the 3d Regiment of Dragoons, which was ordered to join Gen. Taylor, lins been changed. Five companies have been ordered to join (ien. Scott. Three of these companies?to wit: (.'apt. Duperu's, of Louisiana, Capt. (iaither's, of Kentucky, and ('apt. Ford's, of Indiana, leave this evening in the Fashion for Veracruz, under Lieut. Col.T. r. Moore. Cant. McReynolds's company, from Michigan, will probably leave to-morrow on the steamship Mary ] Kingsland for the same destination. I.Col. E. O.W. Uutler will about the 15th prox. establish his headquarters at Palo Alto, where ('apt. iiutler's company, from Pennsylvania. Capt Merrick's, of Maryland, and Capt. liagun?s, of Alabama, are already encamped, and where he will bujoined by Capt. Caldwell's, of Nortli Carolina, and ( apt. Duff's of New York?there to await orders from (Jen. Taylor. Capt. Sitgreaves's company, from South Carolina, will join Lieut. Got, Mooreat Vera Cm. The above disposition of the companies of the 3d Dragoons has been made by a recent order from the Adjutant General's office. We canuot but regret that this superb troop lias been divided, on account of its gallant colonel, who entered the service with tho determination of making it an honor to the country, or, in professional parlance, the crack regiment of the war. He will now only have one-half of his regiment with him; and although when be joins Lien. Taylor, Lieut. Col. May's squadron will probably lie rfltached to his command. it would certainly be more agreeable to him to bave bis owu regiment practised in the art of war under his immediate instruction and in a body. Col. Uutler, we believe, too, would be gludto lake an entire regiment to the support of Gen. Taylor, who must stand in need of this force from the length of his communications? and especially so since the voltigeurs. first ordered to the Rio Graude, have been ordered to join Gen. Scott. Tho diversion of troops' intended for Gen 'l'avlor's column would lead us to suppose that it is not designed that the Rio Grande army shall make a movement toward San Luis Potosi for some time. Though Col. but ler take* but half a regiment with him. ?? have good reason to believe ho will make that half felt along the I line of Canales's operations. The material composing his command is of the best quality .and there is no more vigorous officer In the service than he. Wc understand that Lieut Hayes, who for some time past has been stationed at this point in the recruiting service, has received orders to join Ueneral Worth's division, and will be succeeded by Lieut. Barry. Lieut. H. was in the battles of Palo Alto and ltesaca de la I'alma, and for his gallant and intrepid conduct, was complimented in the most flattering terms by the commanding General. He leaves for more active service, with the best wishes of many friends, for his continued advancement in his military career.?Hujf alo Commercial Advcrtitcr, Mlh intt. The United States steamship New Orleans, Captain Wright, sailed last evening for Vera Crui. She took down Captain M'intosh, U. S. A.; Major Lee, and three hundred and fifty U. 8. soldiers, officers, and men, of the new regiments, Colonel M'intosh, Majors K. G. Bosworth, Boggs and Campbell, paymasters; Dr. Coinpton, Surgeon, and Messrs. Boawortn, lloggs, and Campbell, paymaster's clerks. She also took $100,000 in specie for the pay department. and 100 horses, together with the quartermasters' stores, fkc. Judge Carrigan, of the House of Representatives, went out on the New Orleans, taking with him the complimentary resolutions to Generals Scott, Taylor, Jtc., which, on tho part of the State, he is deputed to present. He also took in charge a charger for Col. Harney, presented to that gallant officer by our fellow citizens. Kour companies of the 3d DragoonsCaptains Galther's, Ford's, Duperu's, and Nl'Keyuold's ?four hundred and one strong, was to have left last evening on the U. fl. transports Telegraph and Massachusetts for VcraCruz. The original destination was Point Isabel, but that order has been countermanded. They now go to reinforce General Scott.?New Orleans Delta, '20th intt. Captain Blanc-hard.?Our Govornor received a few days ago a commission of Captaincy in the Voltigeurs for this meritorious officer, accompanied by a letter, expressing in very handsome terms the high admiration which the President entertained for the gallantry, zeal and efficiency which the Captain had displayed in tho eventful campaign through which he had passed with so inuph hnnnr Wm r<?crr<*t. thnt ttu? ( gritnin id nrsvnniail by private considerations from accepting the commission offered to bim. ? Delta. JUtA in it. The steamship Kudora, Captain Wilcox, arrived at a late hour laat evening from Vera Crux, tho H Inet..bringing ax passengers Col Haskell, Lieut. Col Cummlngs, Surgeon T. B. Mill, Captain (J. W. McUown, Capt II. h Murray, Capt. H. J. Kichardxan. I.lent. (>. W. Bounds. Lieut. J. W. Chambers. Lieut. Wni G. MoAdoo, Lieut. A. J. Kill*. Lieut K. Sullivan, I). K. Douglass, Sutler, and 170 wounded and sick privates, of the 3d regiment Tennessee volunteers, also Lieut. Oeo. Sutherland, and Lieut. Alexander P. Oreene, of the Kentucky volunteers. The Kudora brings no later Intelligence. The llllnoian* evince a most commendable seal. In respending to the calls of the United States (Government for more troops for the war with Mexico. The loss of many of her brave sons haw not impaired the patriotism of her people. Captain J B. Dnnalxon's company K arrived at Alton on the steamer Domain, on 1 uesday evening. ? aptain Turner's company, from Marion county, arrived yesterday The whole regiment will soon be at the rendezvoux.and soon thereafter will be 011 the way to Mexico.?.St. Louii Rrpuhliian. 3ttA init. Upon the subject of the formation of the new regiments, to supply the place of the returning volunteers the St I.nuit Union, of the '10th Instant, says "In Illinois, so eager were the cltisens to join t he new regiments, that expresses were sent to the eapltal to secure a chance Four or live regiments could lie raised in as many weeks In Missouri, the same spirit exists St Louis alone lias filled up the requisition for a battalion of Infantry, and has " more left " Indeed, two or three companies are sadly disappointed, because they couldn't gain admission. Then there are three or four mounted companies ready here. whilst In *11 parts of thin State volunteering l? tho order of the day We doubt not thut companies enough to form three or? fonr regiments will apply for admission to the new regiment and battalion. V similar disposition prevails throughout the west There is no lack of soldiers The American people are ready, at the call of their country, to endure the privations of the campaign and the perils >t the Held." The dwelling house, barn, and other out-bulldings. of W. M. Dopuy. In MarWetown, near High Kalis, In this county, were totally destroyed by fire on the night of Wednesday, the lilth Instant All the furniture in the bouse was consumed, the inuuites having barely time to effect their egress in their night clothing Several of them were severely, though not. dangerously, huraed be. fore they could escape from the house Three horses, nine cows, fourteen sheep and twenty hogs, perished in the flames About two hundred bushels of grain, and all the farming utensils, belonging to the premises, wero iisusumcd -Ultttr Rrjmhliran A young man named John I ramer. of Andovar, Sussex county. N. J, hung himself on the l!>th His wife was scalded to death about six weeks after lier marriage, ami her loss causr .J an incurable melancholy which resulted as stated * LD. --- '? " ? ? *" -? MN Two cMMi Old RouKh and Ready, and the Presidency. [From the New Or lean* Commercial Bulletin 1 A valued friend, and who la alio a dlitingulihed citicen of this State, ha* forwarded to ui the following communication. which, at the Dreeent moment win .i?..u bo perused with geueral Interest. The letter from General Taylor, is written with the same modesty and delicacy of feellug, which have so eminently characterised every thing we have seen from his pen. It Is sufficient, we hope, to ret at rest all the doubts as to his acceptance of the nomination for the Presidency, which have been expressed by those in whom " the wish was father to the thought." West Bator Rotor. La., 16th May, 1847. Wm. L. Honor. b'.>n ? Dxah Sim I send you, annexed. an extract of a letter, which I have recently received from General Taylor; and as it shadows forth the feelings and views of the general, on the subject of the next Presidency, in a manner which can do no violence to the feelings of any one. I have determined to have published that portion of it which relates to a subject in which his name has been very generally associated throughout the country for some time past. 1 do so, with the more readiness, because it is eminently calculated to give a proper Insight ln'o the real character of this eminent inan. Please let it have a place in your columns. Yours, very sincerely and respectfully. "In regard to the Presidency, I will not say that I would not serve, if the good people of the country were to require me to do so. however much it is opposed to my wishes, for 1 ain free to say that I have no aspirations for the situation. My greatest, perhaps,only wish, has been to bring, or aid in bringing this war to a speedy and honorable close It has ever been, and still is, my I anxious wish, that some one of tilt most experienced, talented and vigorous statesmen of the country, should be I chohon tn thRt hii/H riluMAA 4V*? -6 ..I -A1. ? ? ? ? ? -n -- .. .V kMO U'-AL CICCllUU | on ?l* tinned thnt, if our friends will do their duty, such a citizen may be elected. THE EXTRACT. "I must, however, be allowed to nay, that I have not the vanity to consider myself qualified for no high and responsible a station, and whilst we have far more eminent and deserving names before the country, I should prefer to ptand aside, if one of theui could be raised to the flret office in the gift of a free people. 'I go for the country, the whole country?and it la my ardent and sincere wish to see the individual placed at the head of the uatiou, who. by a strict observance of the constitution, (be he whom he may.) can make ua moat prosperous at home, as well as most respected abroad. Miscellaneous. William A. Welles, whose absence from his family in a state of mental aberration, we noticed several days since died, in the Outurio County Poor House on Saturday last?having previously been conveyed there by the poor master of the town of Manchester. Mr. W. waa a resident of lloohester. which city he left several weeks since for the east. He travelled by railroad until somewhere near Home or Oneida, where bis purse gave out, when he left the cars, and is supposed to have attempted to make bis way back on foot. An old friend and acquaintance of Mr. W. met him at the Depot in this village,on bis way bark. At that time he was lkr gone in Insanity, and would give no account of himself whatever. He left Syracuse for the west 011 the cars; but it appears Instead uf reaching Rochester, be abandoned the oars at some Intermediate place, and was finally found In the town of Manchester (on a line of the railroad) in a state of great destitution and ill health. From thence Iii! wan conveyed to the County House, where he died at the age of 46, He wan a printer by trade, and during hia lifu connected with several newspapers and publications as editor. In former year*, before hi* mind bad suffered from tlie effects of disease, he wan a vigorous writer, and possessed great natural energy of character. Few men nave hccu mure of the world, or encountered its sunshine and buffetiugs to -a greater exteut than Mr. W. Mr. Welles served his apprenticeship to the printing business at 40 John street, New York. His fellow apprentices were James Harper and George P. Morris. At the expiration of his apprenticeship ho sailed (in 1816) as a midshipman in the frigate llraudy wine, on board of which was Gun. La Kayette. He afterwards dined with Lady Byron and the Duke of Clarence. He was, says the Rocheiter *idvirtii r, " once confined in the dungeon of Buenos Ayres; danced with the daughter of Gov. Balcarcu, of the Island, and eat cassada root with the negroes on the coast of Africa. He built a saw mill and dam across Bear Lake in Western Michigan, and bad occupied every situation in a printing office, from devil to editor. He has sipped uialte. and danced amidst the giddy throng of Buenos Aryran lasses, upon the pampas of San Isideo, and ridden in his coach-and-four with the printer to the Government. He had visited every part of the United States, except Now Orleans and Charleston ; hud set type in almost every principal plaoe from one end of the Union to the other." In addition to all this. Mr. Welles was Vice President of the first Harriiiiiii State ( nnvn.iflr.ri .....r >>..1.1 in it? 1 '-i? -? vim-.1 Garden, .New York, uud it in said wrote the flrst editorial in favor of Gen. Harrison for the Presidency For some time (Hint Mr W. had been preparing a biography of hia life, and he loft Hochester for the rant, for the purpoee of putting the manuscript id'the hands of hia publisher in New York. Ilia book wax dedicated, by special permission, to lion. John (Juiucy Adania.? Syracutt Star, J5/A iml A day or two ago the Mayor received a letter from our Minister in London, uunounoiug the receipt of tha sum of *15.000 for the relief of the poor of Ireland l'roui tin* city. Dy the next steamer Mr. Bancroft promises to write as to the manner in which this money has been disposed of.?N. O. Delta, May 18. Crime ia on the Increase iu Boston. Five house robberies are noticed in Tuesday's pa|>ers. The bodies of three infants, enclosed in a rough box, were found on Sunday morning, in a burying ground near the Catholic church. South Boston Some months since the bodies of six infuuts were found in the tame place. The bark Zenobla cleared on Tuesday at Boston for Galveston, with a cargo consisting, iu part, of 395 tons of Ice. An order has been issued by the canal department requiring all boatmen to reduce the draught of their boats to three feet and a half, provided thoy exceed that at present. The canal boat William Lawrence, of Fayetville, load ed with wheat belonging to 11. V. Prentice, of Albion, sunk at Macedon locks on Saturday morning last. Insured *3000. Wo notice that the Mexican-American paper, as it ia ealled by the Mexicans of the capital, ia edited by Don Andres Avelino de Orthuela, a young lawyer anil aelebrutcd poet, from Havana, who has only resided a short time at Vera Crux. Sr. Orihuela is a native of the Canary Islands, but when a child he was taken to Cuba, where his parents and himself have resided for upwards of twenty years.?IV. O. Delta, 19(A mat. ( apt. Drofatter, of brig Deposit, at Boston, from Cape Verd inlands, states that the volcano on the Island of Fogo, commenced burning on the evening of 9th ult. ami continued eight days. The oeonle of liatavia. have fnrwordeil M nf superfine Hour for the relief of Ireland The high priced of freight at Buffalo have had the ef| feet to eeud largo <|uautlt)e? of wheat through the Wetland canal, ami oyer the Tonawanda and Attioa rail road to Rochester The railroad company have agreed for 3(1,000 hutheld. Oiled B. Blodget. a young man who woe dent to the state prldou at Auburn, three ykars since, for stealing g'i,900 (U. S. deposite fund) from the mail in the poet office in KllleottvUle, while a clerk in the same, nearly two years previously, received hid pardon from i'reslden I'oik on the 7th Inst. At Newark, N. J., four persons, Xr. Daniel P. Terrell, of Cottage street, aud three of hid children, have been bitten since Saturday, by a family dog, which Is believed to have become rabid A crafty burglar who had long eluded the polite of that town, was caught a few days sinee by some of the officers in Allegheny city. His name Is Miller, and though suspected for some time, ho bad hitherto baffled all efforts to secure his legal arrest. The police at Boston has been remodelled A patrol watch has been established in addition to the regular watch. A gale was blowing at Buffalo on Wednesday afternoon, at a o'clock. The fishing business at liloucester, Mass , wiU this season employ I Ml schooners and 17 boats, aggregate tonnage from 0,1)00 to 10,000 tons, valued at >300,000, employing 1A00 men and boys. John Bull was killed by an overturn of his wagon, In Broome Co., N. Y? on Friday last. The amount of toll taken at Buffalo for the third week of May was Jan,DM 'JO A young woman, aged l? years, was convicted at New j t'astie. Delaware, last week, of stealing some wearing apparel Irom her employer, and sentenced to be whipped with'JI lashes on her bare back. The city authorities of Boston are taking active measure* in relation to the ship fever, and pauper emigrant* Tile steamship Caledonia arrived at Halifax on tbe night of the IHth Inst., and wae to leave in a few hour* for Liverpool -liniton 7Vunicript, Thurtday The telegraph from Washington to Hichmond it to be in operation by.the 4th July next The cltlten* of Marion county, Mo., are about to eonHtruct a railroad from Marion < Ity to I'slmyrn?it will be the llret railroad built in the State, Tin NiiKimoi.T. ? It is saitl that tins celebrated highwayman, of whom nil trace had been lost, died a few days since at Drattleboro', Vt , where be had Tot several year* been practising as a physician. In which profession he enjoyed considerable celebrity. * Curing hi* last Illness he refused to be undreaaed, and when near hi*; end hired two men to bnry him in hi* clothes. Just as he died, a contract which waa not fulfilled on their part, in consequence ofthe neighbors, who were desirous of giving his remain* a more decent and befitting burial On removing his clothes, previous to his being laid out. the cause of this eccentric desire ef his was manifest?the withered leg and cork heel, the shot marks, and the scav. which witnessed a previous at tempt at suicide?precisely as laid down in Lightfoot's description of him?marked him as the Thunderbolt who had gained tuch notoriety in Kngland and this country, as one of the most daring and successful highwaymen that ever graced the annals ol crime On bis person were also found a dirk and oistol. and among bis vfTeeta arm* of all dcacrlpttona, together with watehm, diamond*. jewelry, lie., to an enormoua ealue, packed away In aawduat Ha alwaya went dreaead in threa | aatta of clothea, to make hla figure more portly, and to prerent recognition, and hla withered leg waa found wound with olothea, to make It appear the alaa of the I other."?Barn i'alrtot