Newspaper of The New York Herald, November 17, 1847, Page 2

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated November 17, 1847 Page 2
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Ttam whUb tte IW aqnaduato kagfct I* dlvarga, MtM tear* aarllar. la ordar to ba oni flat b*w depot, and in <?tf o?m<nunieatlon with Quitman i>4 Twiggs, a* wall ii with fforth Kr >m thl? point I nrdarad all dataobman's and atragg'em to their raipaetfva oorpt.' than in alvace*, ??ut to Quitman additional leg* gun?.ammunition, entrancblng t >ol?, direct*d Twig**' remaining brigade (Riley's) from Pleiad. to inpoort Worth, and Captain Staotoa'a field ba'.to^, a'ao at Pladad. to rejoin Quitman's division. I bad bean, from tba flrat, wit aware that tha waatarn or San Commit. *u tha less di.hoult routa to tha osntre and onnqueat of thn capital, and, therefore, Intended that Quitman should only manoeuvre and threaten tha Belan or southwAstern Rata, in order to favor tha main attaok by Worth?knowing that tha rung defences at th? Union were directly undar tha guna of tba much stronger for'raaa, called tha cltadal, jiut within Both of tbaaa drfmeea of tha enemy wara also within aaay supporting diitanoa from tha Han Angel (or Nino Perdido) and San Antonio gatf-a llence tha greater support In number*, given to Worths movement aa tha main attack Thaaa vlawa I repeatedly. In tha courae of tha day. communicated to Maj. Gen Quitman ; but being in l'ot pursuit?gallant himself. and ably suppaited by Brig AWUI4. ?...I aMUV uk.1.1 Ka^l* wn J rilled before Chapultepeo, and refusing to re', ire?a* wall M by 11 the ottcers and men of the column?Quitman continned to prtia forward, under flank and direct ores; carried an intermediate battery of two guns, and then the gate, bef ?re two o'cioek in the sfcernooo, bnt not without proportionate low, Increased by his steady main tenanoe of that position _ . _ Her-, of tha heavy battery?4th artillery?Capt. Drum and Lieu' I)?niimin w-r? mortally wounded, and Lieut Porter. Its third In rank, tllghtly. The loss of thou? two mot! distinguished offloer? the army will lon? mourn ? Ll?uts J B Vlorang* and Wm. Canty, of the South Carolina volunteers. also of high merit, fell on the name ooo?j?l-o? besides many ofour bravest non-onmmlssloned officers and m?n? particularly in Capt Drum's veterm co npeny 1 oannot, in this place. give nam>i or numbers; ?ut ni'l retjrne of the killed and woundad of all corps, In their recent operations, will aeoompany this report Quitman,within the olty?adding several new doff noes to the position he bad won. and sheltering his corps as well a? preotloable?bow awaited the return of daylluht nud?r the guns of the formidable citadel, yet to be subdued At about 4 o'olock nait morning, (Sept. 14.) a deputation of the ayw'taM'entn (olty oouncll) waited upon me to report that the federal government and tba army ef Mexico had fled from tha capital some three hours before: and to demand terms of capitulation Id favor of the ohurch. the oltli'ns. and the municipal authorities I prt.inptly replied, that I would alien no capitulation ; that the ait* had been virtually in our poMetalon from tht time of tba lodgements effected by Worth and Quitman the day before ; that I regretted the silent escape of tha Mexican army ; that I should levy upon the city a moderate contribution, >for special purposes ; and that the American artay should coma under no terms not self Imposed -such only as its own honor, the dignity of the United States, itnd the spirit of the age, should, In my opinion, imperiously demand aud Impose. For tbe ttrms, so Imposed, I ref-r the depsrtment to suboquent General Orders, Nos. 387 and 339, (paragraph* 7. 8 and 9. of the latter) ooples of which are Berew 1th enolosed At. th* (apmlnftt Inn nf tha IntjPvUv with tllfl oltv df- I putetion, ( communicated, about daylight, order* to Worth and Quitman to advanon slowly and cautiously (to guard s gainst treaoh*ry) towards the heart of the city, and to occupy It* stronger and more commanding points Quitmin proceeded to the great plaza or square, planted guard*, un 1 holat-d the color* of the l aited States on tn? national palaoe-oontaloing the hall* of Congress and executive apartments of federal Mexicft. In this icrateful service, Quitman might have been anticipated by Worth, but tor my express orders, halting the U'ter at the head of the AWmeda, (a green park.,) within three rquares of that goal of general ambition The racial. however, ?ai not taken by any one or two oorpe, but by the talent, the (oieuee, the gallantry, the prowess of tnia entire army. In the glorlou* oooquest all had contributed?early a?d powerfully?the killed the wounded, and the lit tot duty?at Vara Crux, Cerro Oordo. Contreras, S m Antonio, Churubusoo, (ttires battles) the Molinoe del Rey, and Cbapultepec??* much as too*e who fought at the gates of Belen and San Cosine. Soon after we bad entered, and were in the aot of occupying the olty. a Ore was opened upou us from the flit. too * 01 the houses from window* and corner* ot *tre?ts. by some 3.H00 ooavlota, liberated the night before by the flying government-joined by, par baps,?a many Mexican Buldiere. who had dlibandeu themselves, and thrown off their unlforir*. Tnia unlawful war lasted more than twenty-tour hours, in spite ot the exertions of the municipal aatborill- r and was not put down till we had lo*t ntoya (l, -valu ltrft several officers, killed or wound-d aaa i 4 pnnished t.ie miscreants Their o?J?ots were, to ?Ta<av national hatred, and to the general alarm and aontU'icn. to plunder tha wealthy inhabitant*? particu larly the deserted house*. But familial ara now generally returning; buaines* of every kind h>ta b-en resumed, and ' tbe city is already tranquil au I cheerful, undar the admirable flooduot (with exemptions vary few and trifling) of our gallant troop* Tbia army ha* been'more di*gn*ted than surprised that, by aoae sinister proce** on the part of certain individuals at home, it? numbers have been, generally, almost trebled in our publio papers?beginning at Washington L-avn<, as we all faired, inadequate garrisons st Vera Cruz. Perot*, sal Puebla ?with mash larger hod pitale; aud belag obliged, moit reluctantly, from th?* iiiOH oauae (n?-u?r?l pauolty of number*) to abandon Jalapa. wo marched [August 7-10] from Pu>bla w tb only 10,738 rank and file Tbla number inoludea the Skrrirun of Jalapa. and the 3,430 men brought up bj rig General Pierce, August 0. At < ontrer?e, Churubesoo, 4to , [August 30] we had bat 8,491 men engaged?afer deducting tbe garrison ot Han Auguaiin. (our general depot) the intermediate lick and ibe d?al; at the Mollnoa del R<>y (September 8) but three brigNdes, with tome cavalry and artillery ? making In all 3.241 mea?were In tbe battle; in the two da/a?^?pt 12 an<l 13? our whole operating foroe, after deducting, again, tbe recent killed, wounded, and alck. together with the garrison of Miaooae (tbe then general depot) and thai of Paenabya, waa bat 7,180; and, finally. aUer deluding tbe n> - + t;*nlacn of Cbapultepeo, with tbe killed and wounded of the two daya, we took pogsomlun (Sept 14.) of this great oapltal with le?s than 6 000 men And-1 re-aeeert. upon aconmulated and anquestionable evidence. that, la not one of those conflicts wm tbla arm; opposed by fewer than tbree-and-n-half times its numoxis?in several of them, by a yet greatsr exOrts I reoapltnlate oar losses ainoe wo arrived In the basin of Mexico Auocar 19. 20?Killed. 117. including 14 officer" ? Wounded, 877, inoluding 62 offloers Missing, (probably killed) 38 rank and die Total, 1092. 8>rTkM??.n 9?Killed 116, including 0 officers Wounded, 665, inoluding 49 officers. Missing, 18 rank and tile Total. 789 Seftemsicb 12.19. 14 ? Killed, 130, including 10 offieer?. Wounded, 703. Including 68 officers. Missing, 39 rank and Hie Total, S0i Grand total of loeses. 3,70S, Inoluding 383 officer*. On the otber hand, tbla amell force has beaten on the same occaelxns. In view of their ninltal the whole Mexl can irmy. of (%t the beginning) thirty-odd thousand men?poated. al ways, in chos?n positions, b?hind eo tr-nchrnents,or mors formidable defenoes of nature and art; killed or woundigl, of that number, more than 7000 officers an 1 men; taken 3,780 prisoners, oae seventh cffloers. Inoiudiug 13 general*. o> whom 3 had been presid?uta of (hlii rtf ublio, oaptnred mora than -40 oi lora and st-ndards 7upi. o?aof orduauoe, b. sid?'s67 wall pieo*s. 20oim small arm*, an immiDM quantity of shots, shells, powder, Ico ico Or that enemy, onoe ao formidable 1b numbers, appoint strata, artillery, he , twenty-oddthousand haredisband ad themselves In den pair, leaving aa U known, not mo?e than three fragments? the largaat about 'i 500 - now wandering In different direotlons, without magacines or , a military cheat, and living at free quarter! upon their own people. General Santa Anna, himself a fugitive, la believed to fee on the point of resigning the chief magistracy, and leaping to nantral Guatemala A new I'retldent, no daubt, will aoon be deolared, and tha federal Congress la aapeeted to reassembla at Queretaio, 136 miles north of this, on the Zaoateoas road, some time in Ootober. 1 have eeen and given safeeondoct thrcugh this city to faveral of its members. The government will find itself without resources; no army, no arsenals, na magazines, and bnt little revenue, internal or external. Htlll, such lathe obstinacy, or rather infatuation, of this people, that It la very doubtful whether the new authorities will dare to sue lor peace on the terms which, in the reoent negotiations, were made known byonr minister. ? In oonolnsion, I beg to enumerate, onoe more, with due commendation and thanks, the distinguished staff officers, general and personal, who, in our last operations in front of the enemy, aceompanled me, and oommunlcated orders to avery point and through every danger. Lieutenant Colonel Hltohcook, acting inspector general: Mxjor Turnbull and Lieutenant Hardcastie, fc. 1 I I. M.I.. ITI.I,. .hlif m.nxlar Captain Irwin, chief quartermaster; Captain Urnyaon. chief comioliMy; Capt. H. L. Soott, ohlaf in the adjutant general's diptrtBMit; Lieut Williams, ald-decamp; Lieut Lay, military secretary; and Major J P. Oalnes. Kentucky cavalry. volunteer aid-decamp Capt Lm, engineer. so constantly distinguished, also bora Important orders from ma (*rpt?mbar It) nntll ha fainted from a wound and tha loaa of two nights ilaap at tha batlartee Llant* Beauregard. Stevens and ToWfr. all wounded. war* employed with tha divisions, and Llanta 0 W Smith and 6 B MoClellan, with the company of sapper* and miners Theae flva Ilaatananta of i-nginaers, like their oaptaln, won tha admiration of all abont them The ordnance oOoara, Captain Hager, Llant* Hagner. Stone aad llano, were highly effective, and dlstlngulahed at the several batterlm; and I muat add that Captain McKlnstry, a**l*tant quartermaster, at the etoae of the operations, executed Raveral Important <tmml*aloB? for ma aa a special volnntaer Surgaon Oaneral Lawson, and tha medical alafT generally. war* skilful and untiring In and out of fire, In inintsWring to tha onmernua wounded To Illustrate the operation* In this baslv, I enclose two beautiful drawings. prepared under the direction* of Major Turnbnll, mostly from actual survay. 1 have the honor to be, sir, with high respaot, your most obedient servant. WINFIKLD SCOTT,. Tha Hon. Wis L. Manor, Secretary of War. ' TIIK OFFICIAL DKSPATCHKS [From tha Washington Union. Nor. II ] We Isy before oar readers the second hudg?< m despatches Which hsvs bees forwarded hv Oen Mentt. and received by ihe hecr*tary ol War oa Friday night, wiih the cierptiou of fonr Cpiruaf < ols llama* and Hilev, Major Mumuar. aad I ap\ uger. and the li.t of killed and wouuied Theae we ahall lav Ot'T lor the f/nien of o morrow aveniaig. In addition to theae d>spatchea, a te y late letter (being s duplicate ?cat the nth of October ) fro a Oen Scot to the fcacret wy of War, daied' Headqa .iteia of the rmy, M?sico, October 37,' ?ai recuved oa Saturday evening It is very brief. He atalea that he encloata 't?o very lutereatinx repO'ta made to (him) from b'low : 1 From > ol Childi, governor aed commando at Piubla, dated (hi Uth iiistmt, detailing trie deteoea of that pl.ee, which, though h>ghly arduina, * >! lent ead irlanarhant, has not aircfded Wi.at oil etpecteu at tha heads ol tl?a' nerllem commander hia ulfirara and meu 1 Fiora Bog. Oeu Lane, dated at Purbla, ihe lltli inaiant, giving a brief ace-nnt of a brilliant and uncsssful ?IT^i r between h msod a body of the enemv at Hn 'mintla " Thrsa reports how? rer have not eom< on to the drpirtmrnt. i'ne Oei.eral sddi f "After establishing the new pnata belaw. a* indicated in my eirealar letter of iasPacitys (of Octabar It) I hope to have the meaas of occupying Atliaeo. some an. nte?n miles from Parbla and Tolaca, tha State mnial of Mi j'tj. foriy m lea hrnee. and perhaps On/.aba; bal probably ah ill aot utsinpt say more di'tant expedition, withuat farther rrltif ircimenu, or nn'i! I shall hive racetrsd the viawsolflis department jb U>s plans sa?mli|?d in ss v rsooit " mmmematmammmm^ssstsssm Tlu Now THU n ! <i Wi rooalvad laat night, by private hand. to* following (leepateh of Limit. Col. Barnham, whloh picture* in gtorloc oolen the part taken bf the Vrw York Regiment it tha stormlnc of Chap al tepee. on tha 14th nod ISth of Saptamber, with n I ?t or tha killed and wounded: REPORT OF LIKLT COL. JA.MEM C. BURN IMM. Hkab^uabtcbi, lit Regt. U. 8. Vols, of N fork, > City of Mexico, September 18. 1847. J To Capt F. N Pao?. A A. Adjutant Oenerel Sir?I have tha honor to nwka tha following raport of the part taken by tha 1st Regiment U S Volunteers of N?. York, to thi affairs of tha IJihand 13 th inatant. In tha ab?enoe of Co I Ward B Burnett, who was till oooflned at the Hacienda Misquaque, from a wound reoelved on tha 20th ultimo, at Los PorUlla, Lieutenant Colonel Charles Baxter waa lo eommaud of the regiment. Th- regimen', af er furnishing tha different deUlts that bad been ordered for tha storming party, light battalion i aod batteri-a, waa reduoed to 'itJO offlcers and men. W? arrived at Taenbaya on the morning of tha 12 th Instant, an 1 were potted until about 8 o'olook on the morning of the ISth iustant, on the right of tha read from Taoubay a to the olty,and near Capt. Druai'a battery, to proteat said battery. About 8 A M on the 13th, aa the division filed pant tbe gate on the Taeubaya road, Colonel Baxter reoalved [ Oder* to advance and storm the castle. After proceeding about half a mile. ha waa ordered by the general lo file to tbe left br a ranohe through a oorn-fleld Here we were received by a ahower of grape, oaniater, and uiusket bulla, when Colonel Baxter fell severely wounded, gallantly leading tha oharge. 1 Immediately took oommand, and In ascending the hill waa atruok by a a Dent ball, whioii disabled me for a few minutes, during which time I directed Captain Taylor to oommand tbe battalion. Notwithstanding the d.ffleult nature of the ground, Interseoted u It <u by numcrou* ditohes. and swept 1 b, it itfilllug tire from the eueniy, the r?giment which I bad i he bouor to command was the first at the ditch, the flrat in the enemy'* work*, and the flr*t to place the national flag upon ibe oonquered oaatle. Gen. Bravo, commanding the garrison,surrendered himaolf a prison or of war to Charles B Browec, commanding Company F The oaatle baring surrendered, 1 was ordered by the General to prooeed with my oommand on the Tacubaya road, and was halted at thu kqjaduot, where the uen refilled their cartridge botes. After a short rest,we advanced toward* the Garltade Belen, where two skirmishing parties under ooioinand of Captain* Hungerft,rd and Taylor. were detailed by order of Uen Quitman, and rende.ed csential service in driving the enemy from the batt*rlM at t*>* Oarita. A working party waa al*o detailed to oarr.r sand bag*, fill ditches, and make a road, under the direction of Lieut Pinto, of Company D Cap* Barclay waa then ordertd to superintend the building of a breast work, and rendered me efioient aid, ae the second In command, throughout the day. The Aottog Adjutant, Lieut. Charles Inne*, having been wounded about till* time, 1 appointed Lieut. McCabe, of Company K, In hi* place, and assigned Lieut, franci* G. Boyle to the command ot Company K At duik a large working party was detailed from the New York and Fenosyl>anla Ilegment*. and plaeed under commaiid of Captain Falrchilu, in {order to ereot a battery In flroct of the Garita, as well a* to strengthen our position in other respect* At daylight the following morning we m>rohed with the rest of the division into the oapital I feel that it Is dne to Doctors Kdwardsand MoSherry, of the marine oorps. to thank them for their kind attention to our wounded, daring the absenoe of our surgeon, Dr M. B. Halstead, who was ordered to remain in charge of the hospital at Mlsquakue. Captain Button, commissary to the regiment, was left in command at Misquaque. and was aotive in forwarding supplies. Captain van Ollnda was killed, gallantly leading hi* oompany to the charge, and Lieut Mayne Reid severely wounded at the head of hi* oompany on the hill. Id closing my repots, I must ao jumce to tnose gallant officers, by particular notice, whose assistance to me, both In the Attack on Chapul'epeo ?nd the advance on the city, added greatly to the brilliant results of the day. They were Captains B<trolay, Taylor, Hungerford, FairchlM tnd Poarson, (the latter fell catly in the engagement, MTtraly wounded ) Lleuts. Henry, (whose ga Uotry deserved a special uotioe.) Miller, MoCabe, Innes. Urowrr, Orlfflo, Oreene, Boyle, Hcannel, Farnaworth, Doming ana Uoremus A list of the killed, wounded and missing in the stormiog or the car tie, ana the subsequent battles on the road to Mexico, is herewith annexed. 1 hare the honor to be, yery respectfully yours, fcc. Signed JAMES C. BURNMAM, Lieut. Col. Commanding U. S. ltegiment. A lilt of tke killed and wounded in the lit Ilegt U 8 V of V. K., at the itormrng of Chnpu'tepee, and iukitqumt actioni on tk' 13(A and ISlA Sept. 1847 : ? Li.ru'. Col Chu Baxter, wonnded sevetely, siuce dead. Oi miiiuy A?1'rivmea Fife,severely; Mcliinnis, dv; Danciu, slightly ;Kowa.h,e Jo; Conioral MeGiven, do Comiauy B?Lien'. Msyne Beid, severely; Corporal John Hab. d >; Privat<? John Hntit, do; John Eber,(lo; James Kel| ly. do; Jamct Rentier. tilthJy. Company C?Captain Jamet Barclay, slightly; Lieut Chat Sherw >od. do; Privates T<m Uoldeu, killed; Andrew Jelard, .lo; J L Saxloa, aeverely; U. Vanclief. do; Rum in Snyder, d>; John Knuell,tilth ly; John White, do; Sergeant Win Pe-1, do. Compiny D?Corporal John Whaley, severely; Frivatea Robeit Auderton, tlightly; Lnke Ceee*diy, severely, since Jead; Jamea Smith, do do; John Wright, do do; Jamei Kennad>, auxhtlv; Daniel tttanderwiek, do; L. Strowbill. do. 1 Compauy E?Captain Chat. H Peaiaon, wounded teverely, 1 ?ince dead; Corpora I Jamea Williamt do do; Frivatea John Seaman, killed ; Tneodore Z tnmermw, do; Jno Homer, wiiuuacu, siuce ursu; nm. ^uruen, no; i im. uouovan, seTf rrly; John Olues, slightly. Company F?Privates Jeha Barke, severely; Garret Barry, lightly: Mat. Coniiu, do; H Hurdenbrook, do; William Tompkioi, oo. Company G?Captain D K Hangerford do; Lieat. C. II Tonae, do; Privates Albert Dennis, killed; John Shaw, do; derg<aat Daniel Montgomery, wounded, slightly; Corporal Charles Thompson, dot Privates Aaron ?lwood, do; Thomas Hraly. do; John McKeony, seveiely: John Snyder, siightly; e V?u 8'yke, do: J as Hart. do. Coaapany H.?Captain Abram Van Olinda, killed; fleeryant Daffy, wounded, slightly; Privates, M Batler, severely, since de d; P. Roney, slightly; Adam Hauzel. do Company I.?i apuin M. FairchiW, slightly; Lieut. J. W. Greene, do; Sergeant Barber, do; Privates, D. Robertson, severely; George I histlcton do. Compiny J.?Privatei, Thomas L. Decker, slightly; James Pr*<ikliu, do; Joh'i L Garduer, do; Geoiga Pemberton, do; ll Headrlck, do; William Dailv.do. Company K?Privae ohn Young, killed; Sergaaat John McLaue, wounded, slightly; Corpoml K Everett,do, do; Private Aleiander Cook, do, since deed. From ine cfiS? Squadron. Navy Yaan, Visa Cam. I 2id October, 1847. J Sir : In my communication of the 'J7th or Aoguat, I mentioned ibit 1 had Juct retured from Alvarado, to whleh place 1 ha 1 been suddenly oilled. in consequence of the Mf&ssioation. by a party of guerillas, of Sergaant Chase and private Mag?e, of the marines, who, in ootnpany with another marine, ware attacked in the outskirt* of the town by persons supposed to Im resident,* of the olace It ?e*m? that two Urge cosntry canoes. loaded with Mexican cotton, had been sriied by on* ot the veatels of the flotilla The oottoa ?u deposited In the customhouse at \lvarado. and 'he canoes hauled on shore. In th? night (a very dark ont ) some people of the town broke Into the pubuo warehouse, carried off aix'een bale* of the cotton, and removed the twe canoes. The following day, Sergeant Chaie ami two private*, while smirehiDg fur the cotton?In conaequnne*, aa Is supposed. of fame intelligence purpof -ly given to draw them Into ambuah?were auddenly attacked by a large party in the outskirts ef tlie(town. and, though only partly armed, they defended themselves d<*ap-raU>iy, killing one of the party and wounding several other*. Ch*at< and Mageo were killed; the other private escaped to give the intMligxnee. On examining the Mexican who was killed, It was ascertained that he waa a reeident of the town Whereupon Lieut Com Fairfax, who was in command of AIvartdo, very properly erreeted the alcalde, and earned hiia to bn detained on board one of the veaaels of the totllLa until I coulil be consulted. On my arrival, 1 caused three otf.nr citisens of the plaoe to be arrested and detained until the murderer* should bo given up to justice, ?nd tfre stolen property returned. I then ordered two v**eel* to be sois"d. as pledge* for the return of the oatine* At the time time, I fined the town one thousand dollar* for the benefit of the faoaile* of the murdered marines. After giving these directions, I returned to LUardo, whtre my personal attention to the siek was much needed, leaving Commander Buchanan at Alvarado, with instruction* to enfbrse the orders I had given. This duty was executed by that judloious officer much to my satisfaction, aa will b? s?en by referenoe to a oopy oi nu report., nerewnn eucionea The fluff Imposed upon the town will be fowarded, through the department, to General Henderson, with a request that it be transmitted in equal proportions (if the department sees no oh)eotion) to the families of the murdered marines; with the understanding that, In ease the deceased persons have no near relations who may be in want, then it is to tin dispised of by Gen Henderson, In such proportions a* he may deem proper, to the widows or orphan children of marines who mey fall in the present war. I have th> honor te be, with great respect, sir, your obedient servant, M. C PKRRY, Commanding Home Squadron. Hon John Y. Mason, Secretary of the Navy, Washington. U. 8. Shiv "Gismantdwn." > Anton Lisarde, 8<>th August, 1847. j Sir i have the honor to report my return to thla ship from Alvarado, in obedience to your instructions of the 38th Inst , whioh were handed to me by Lieut. C<n Overton Carr on the 29th. On the evening of the 58th instant, Don Thomas TeJeda, alcalde pro tempore of Al 'arado, paid into my bands ths sum of one thousand dollars, a-> UmaideJ by you, on the 16ih Inst, from the oltlaens of that town, tn default of the non-delivery of the murderers of Srrgeant Chase and private Magee of mariuas. The alcalde ha* also promised that fresh provisions shall be furnlrhed regularly to the United States vessels stationed at Alvarado, In consequence of the demands made byvouon the I^niu icnmui uriug imvh ouiapiniu wiiu uj vuc suuiuii* ti<M and citiien* of AlTursdojl released, m you directed, Don Vlon ncio Otoudlo and Don Joee Hull Tiiii, who ?pr? hi-ld m hoatage* on board the " Hecla" until aueb demand* were compiled with. I alao directed the communication between the two *bore* to be opened. On my departure from Alvarado, I plaoed In the handa of Lieut Com Fairfax, the aanior officer instruction* for hie government, a copy of whioh I enoloae to you. I aiao enelnse a oopy of a receipt riven by me to Don Tomaa Tejeda for the amount paid by the eitliena of Alvarado for the benefit of the famUiea of Sergeant Cbaae and private Magen Sine* your departure from Alvarado on the Mth Inat, there haa been no evidence of boetlle feeling on the part of the eitliena toward* the veaeel* stationed here. I have the h' nor to be, ?lr, respectfully, your obedient ervant. FRANKLIN BUCHANAN, Commander. Commodore M. C. I'rrrt. Commanding dome Htjualrot!, Unit of Mexioo. Additional fiotn Mexico. [ From 1 he New Orleans Times. Nov S ] ThetUamahip Oalveaton, CapUIn ilavlland, which left Vera Crui on the 3d Instant, arrived last night. We take the following from the Otniu$ of l.xhnty of the 3d instant : ? Aocordlng to the aceounta current In the city of Puebla, prior to the departure of our informant, Santa Anna, accompanied by about 900 men and 130 officers, had gone to Tahuaoan. Upon their arrival there, the entire force muiinied, and clamorously demanded from Hani* Anna their arrearage* of pay. fo a very limited extent the nlainu of the offioer* were compiled with, but the poor private* r?e*l*?<l (oareaJr ur thing. After this ths force kept disponing till oaly torty mm Mi a few oflMri remained. The lady of hat* Aut bad lift for OriuU; oar Informant m;i that ita* bad with her a considerable sited box. In wbioh he bad positive Information tbat the treasure of Santa Anna waa confained It waa borne along on tlie (boulder* of tear attendant*. Hi* carriage, a vry splendid affiir of it* kind, the manufacture of Selkirk and Parka, of Mexloo, waa bought by a Mexican gentlemen of Paebla It originally coat $2000, bat waa aold for $400. Tbe reaeon assigned tor 8anta Anna dlspoalng of bia carriage waa, that the people might thereby be Induced to believe tbat h? waa entirely destitute of pecuniary resources Our informant says, that at he wiis leaving Drlztbv Santa Anna and bin osoort ware but a few leagues Iroin the town. We stated in a former paper that Captain Walker waa killed by tbe lane* of a Mexican chief Fi ein what we heard yesterday, aach appear* not to have t een tbe mode by wblob this gallant American waa ilain In one of the street* of Huamantla. be waa atruok, airaost at tbe aame time, by two ball*; one bit him in the forebead, and tbe other pieroed hi* breast A* be fell be exolaimed," boy*, forward, and don >t flinch a foat1 know I'm dying, bat don't give way !" Upon tbe arrival of General Lane, all exceaaea oja the part of the guerillas ceased, and Rea speedily retreated, whether to Parades, at Tulancinge, or the government at Queretaro. It is uncertain. The General 1* said to be acting with the greatest energy and promptneaa in repressing all outrages committed by either party. He baa established an elflolrnt city police, and proclaimed martial law in tbe strictest sense of tbe word Altogether he la repreaented a* being highly popular among the Pueblanos. Col. Child* waa about to proceed to the capital; be wa? to be ?uooeeded in the oomoiand of Puebla by General Luie During the entire siege f f the American foroe by Siinti Auna, Rea, Alvares. aud their joint oommands of 8 000 men, the American oatposts of Sua Jose were never driven in ,8lnoe the death of Captain Walker, the company which he so well oominanded has been merged in the otber corps Captain Ilearn, of the Pennsylvania regiment, having Isrurd from San Jose at tha h?ad of a xm?U party to attack some -position In the oity, was suddenly assaulted by a band of Lanoaros, who speared fifteen ot his men. MEXICAN POMTCAL AFFAIES. [From tha New Orleans Dtlta. Nov. 7.] Tha entranoa of our army into the oity of Mexloo bat encouraged tbe democratic or federal party to tha discussion of their favorite principles and measures. Tbe riMYiftrHirA af Mente Anna vu tha iliriiftl for the re establishment of these liberal journal* which he had suppressed Da Rax on, Mid El Raxonadar, (the Reason, and the Rxuoner) have again made their appearance, and art even more democratic) In their tone than th?y war* some time ago La Ruxon.1 n particular,1s violent in lti denunciations of the oburob hlaracby. That journal, which we believe is the organ of Uom.i Karias, Ini its number of the Htb October, oontaiaa an article which were it not for its extreme length we would tranalate, in order that our readers might Judge of the opinion! entertained bv the reflect log portion of Mexican* The writer, after showing that tne momstlc eatabiUhment* hare become extinct became their constitutions and ruiee were contrary to the nature of man, goee on to prove that for the line reason the ohuroh aa a distinct and Independent politioal existence must likewise fall ** The clergy (he says,) cannot, as ft pretends, form a distinct society contained within the body politic, invested with the right of Imposing taxes, with private jurlsoiotien, and independent tribunals. The fountain of public power Is the consent of society, and no ooaetlve jurisdiction oan be exercised which is not derived from this souroe. The ministers of the faith should not fear that if individuals should b? left unrestricted it would be difficult or impossible to sustain religion. In answer trail auoh dogmatical arguments, it is only nnc??sary to point to the praotioal proof, whioh our neighboring nation, the United States, presents. By having well understood and aoted upon tne democratic principle, that republic has In seventy one years arrived at its present position of splendor and riches. If we wish to establish a true republic we must follow steadfastly an example which gives ns so muoh hope of security and prosperity ? But. radioal as is La Raznn, El Ratonador is not far behind. The latter Is a strenuous advocate of peace, and in a number.ofthe 16th of Oct.. we find an ar icie, written with the view of proving to the Mexicans what is perfectly evident to every ona else: that all efforts of the government to oarry on the war successfully, must prove Ineffectual The universal rising of the people against the invader, whioh was expected, has not hap pened, and there is (it says) not reason to hope that It will take nlaae. The armv Is disbanded, and the trea sury empty: and, amid luota an aooumulation of misfortune*, only peaoe oan rave the country from perfeot anarchy or total subjugation. The tone of the*** two paper* oonvinoes u? that the voice of reason la at length' beginning to be heard We believe that the ptrty of Gome* Farias, the federalist*, who have striven most to keep alive the hostile *pirlt of the Mexican*, are In reality) favorable to penes, at the proper tims; that I* to aay, whan, by repeated defeats, the power of the army, which they considered the oarse of Mexico, ahould have been overthrown. That time ha* now arrived: the Mexioan armv, whlob, at the com menoement of the war, numbered in itt rank* 60,000 men.haa been almost totally destroyed; Its reputation, its prntiit, is gone forever The people no longer fear it rhe confidence of the nation In the prietthood is also greatly impaired. It is viewed as a tyrannical hierarchy, wrapped in the mantle of selfishness, and willing to sacrifice the country to its own Interest and avarioe. The federalist party, then, has, through the ageaoy of the United States, obtitned that end which, by it* own efforts, it had always been unable to accomplish. Thii great purpose aobieved. we see those men, and those papers, which had once been olamerous for war, now become the moet strenuous advocates of peaoe; but whether they oan obtain the asceadanoy in the national oounoils, still remain* a matter of great doubt. But, in opposition to the pacific spirit notloed in the two Journals we have referred te, El Monitor lt'puMcano nem* to have abated none of its hostility. Although, of course, in some degree restrained by th* presence of our army, it* inimical spirit ia perfectly disoerrible. It* columns oontlnually oontaln recitals cf aot? of barbarity (ideal, w? imafia* ) and txcrMM committed by our soldier*. This had beoome *o outragnoui, that Oen. Quit man was compelled, a* stated in our paper of yesterday, to notify tbe editor that, unless proof of bis assertions was presented, be woald be prosecuted for libel. [From the New Orleans Picayune, Not 7 ] On toe 14th of October, Senor Rosa, the Secretary of State, addressed a letter to the President of Congres*. urging upon him the neoesslty of the immediate assembling of Cungre**, and Informing him that unless the Deputise did soon meet, he should summon the Council of OoTernment, that they might name those who were to be associated with him in the exerriee of executive authority. He point* out the neoesslty of an Immediate assembling of CongrtM, In order to eleet a President wbo could form a cabinet and establish a permanent OoTernment. 8 ntlemea were fonnd reluctant to enter a cabinet which was to last but a few days at farthest. On tbe 30th of Ootober Senor Rosa, in the mime of the President, summoned tbe OoTernors of the States of Puebla, Mexico, Queretaro, Mlchoacan, Ouanejntto, Jalisco, San Luis, and Zaoateoas, to meet him at Queretaro on the 10th of Notf-mber. either in person or bj commissioners, te consult with tbe President and bix cabinet upon subjeots of the highest importance, whiob cannot well be settled wltbont such conferences And should another President in the meantime be chosen, he tells them that their meeting at Queretaro, far from being useless, will be even mure necessary The more distant States are omitted in this call, professedly ou Kvcuuub ui cunr ui?h?uuv. vruab ku? yuryuiv ui tun meeting I*, we can only oonjeoture. Oo the 8th of October the Sectary of State addreMed a note to Gen Parade* directing him to proceed to tbe village of Teloloapen, tbbrn to ?w?it further order* The reason aiilgoed for thl? order is that the public tranquillity ia concerned in tt( being obeyed. Parades repllea on the 14th from Tnlanoingo that be la ill, and has bean ao for a month. Ha annexe* certlflcatai to that effect, and protests that the mement he oan get out h? will obey thi order and any othars whloS may be given. He then call* the attention of the Government to his poverty For a year he had bad no pay, and hi* family and htanself are reduced to the greatest strait*, and he Is living at the expanse of his bretber la view of thrse faots, he thinks the President may see At to relieve his distresses. In conclusion, Parades calls attention to tba phrase about' public tranquillity," and then solemnly declares that in returning to Mexloo he had no other end in view than to serve the publlo cause, should the government give him orders; and in esse it did not, to live in strict retirement. He had so declared himself to the administration of Santa Anna, and now renewed the declaration. So far be eays he ha* acted up to bia declaration. Ha had not nor would he in any manner take part in the unfortunate party differenoas by which his eountrymen wera divided. From his retreat at Tnlanoingo, Gen. Paredes had frevlously published a long address to hi* countrymen t would nil several columns of our paper, aud ia admirably written He tells of the pain with whiob he heard in Europe of the nuccesslve disasters of his country After the battle of Cerro Gordo, he determined to re. turn home and fraBkly offer his services to the nation He wrote home to the government to that effect, from Paris, and shortly after set out on his voyage. He describes his entry at Vera Crus. He knew the boat on which he w?s a passenger carried letters to the Governor of Vera Crui to warn nlm Accordingly he landed first of *11, and changing hid dr?M, at onco made bis essape. before Col Wilson could taka measures to arrmt htm which he did the moment an unworthy Mexican who reoognised him diioloMd the faot. H? bad not been gone Are minutes befors the gate* were shut; cavalry punned blra, but he fled before tbem, taking the road ol ttoledad. and after infinite dangers from "evil doers who Inundated the country," (gueriUoe.) he nncbed Cordova and Orassba,and thence Palmar.and at one* commu nicated his arrival to tbe government The government refused his proffered services, and directed the harshest measures gainst him How Aantsi Anna la bandied in this address we hav* not room to tell to-day Qeu Valencia has dumanued a oourt martial npon bis conduct In the battles of th* 19th and 20th Meptember Tbe Hucretary replies that nl* request will be implied with, and order* Dim to await at Qusretaro further orders From the general t?nor of addresses from all part* of the country, we think it apparent tbat tbe rule of Pen* y Pen* is cheerfully acquiesced iu The licentious soldiary and some military Iradei s will endeavor tooppose him and there are sime (Mate signs of insubordination, but not directed against Pen* y I'ena His adm niatratlon, however. Is to be temporary at th* best, unless Congress should meet and elect him permanently. The Monitor lltpuklii ano has several very interesting letter* from Qu*rntaro. We have ro ro*m lor them all, but give the latest, which is muoh Ilk* Washington gossip: (iuv-aiTABQ, Oct. -33, IS47 There has been aire* iy a competent number of Ueputles her*, end alth.'U^L some of thenj, notwithstanding the oiroumstanses, have gona to Oumajuato. tbey will return to-day, and on Monday, the usth, work will be commenced. The government is slow In its operation!, which Is to be regretted. Hr Hosa has been unable to att-nd to business for two days, having been ill with a sever* colle, so thst the affairs ot his department hav* keen delayed. It seem* that Hr. Mora y Vlllamll lyn assumed the Portfolio of War and Marine, Aul thu itntltmin ti turned far peace, fth* I (alios ar* our own ]

~ The Deputle* are much dlvld*d in regard to the elec Hon of a Provisional President, but I hav* junt learned that tbe Modem dot will this day hold a caucus to concentrate their vot*. Their candidates ?rs O. Pedrata. Merrera, Psna y Peaa and Anaya Th* Gloti ot >?*t*r> I 'lay, as you will see. deolare* itself tor th* moobi named gamU?? by eaylog that it la beat to aiiaat * mi wfco baa one# before baas aWe to oommawd a majority of the Total of tba Statea tor the Constitutional Mdnoj Tbla U?a appear* to mo a good on*. Tb* oandldate* of tba Hum? ara M?*?ri. Almonta and Cnraplido, th? President of tb* Coalition; but If tba flf .dtradoi do not combine, It appears to ma'tbat tb* ctbar p*rtT will concentrate their rot* upon Almoota, and then they will not fall to auooeed Other Utter* aav that the olty i* fall of Beady adven- ; turrra and balf-atarved officer* soliciting pay and employ- i meut. Tba number of offloer* In tba town U regarded a* a *eriou* obatruotlon to tba wtaa deliberation* of Congrew. One^corrtipondant a*y? that tbera Is aoarcely i a *l*cere partirau of daut* Anna in the town.but schemer* and contractor* who have an tntarratin hi* relnttata- , I inent. Among prominent men be appears to hare no ; friend*. Le llaznn of tha 37th ult aays that party diaaanaloni have raged as strongly aa aver sinoa Santa Anna'* resignation it denounce* tba Monarquittm aa being upon the point oi attempting to carrying out their prcjecta. T1IE NEW YORK REUIMKNT. Extract of a Letter from an officer in the New York Regiment, dated, Citt or Mkxico, Oot 17,1847. My Dear : Here we are in the royal city of the Asteoa, numbering about 260, the survlvora of a gallant band of 900 men who left the State in January laat. * * Tb* ofllotal report* of the commanding offloera of brigade* will give you the detailed account* of the several aotiona fought under the walla of thiaoity, and I shall confine myself, therefore, to a few remark* concerning our regiment At "Churubnaoo" the New York regiment made the flrat charge alone, the South Carolina regiment being nearly 200 huadred yarda In the rear, coining up by the Hank: Cel Burnett fell In the first charge, aeverly wounded, with about eighty officer* and men. * * Lieut. Col Baxter formed tba basis of a line of battle for the brigade to form on; the South Caroliniana then came up handsomely, and formed on our regiment, when the order being given, both regimenta charged in gallant style, supported by the 0th Infantry. * * * At the battle of Chopultepeo, within about 000 yards of the oastle. our brave Baxter TV 11, wounded in the thlith; be died In this city on the 18th September, snd hia body placed In a leaden ooffln, was cocMgnwd to the tomb with due military houora. * * * * When Major Baxter fell, Major Burnham, then commanding at the bead ot the regiment, gallantly led the charge up tba hill, towards the caetle, over the htap* of dead, through an Iron rain of shell, grape, and oanmster, and we were the flrat to plant our oolora on the walla, and the flrat to enter the caatle. General Bravo, in oommand, surrendered to Lieut. Brower. We loat one hundred and ninety man in the battlaa of Cburubuaoe and Chepultopeo. Major Burnham we* unantmonaly eleotcd Lieut Colonel on the 27th Sept., and Garret Dyokman to flU h'a plana. * * * * The living ia vary good here, but- everything ia dear The eity la m very oeauttful one, but tha atreets are very dirty. The theatre la a splendid building, and we oocationally while away an hour there. 1 ahall write you again more fully In a few day*. TUB BATTLE OP LA HOY A. [From the New Orleans Delta, 7th inst ] jx mmauguuiy iuiorvni uwuhjuvs bu tun iuuuwiuk rrpuri of one of those briliant sklmtshes which have given so maoh renown to the brave Rangur whose sad full ia now so deeply lamented by the whole onuntry. The narra tWe I* furnished by ? gentleman who took part In the aotlon described:? Description of the Engagement at the Pan of La Hitya, between a Part of Cajit. Samuel H. U^alker'e Company and a Large Force of Guerilla i, including Copt lyalker't Report to Governor fVynkoop, 20th June, 1847. On tha 19th June, 1847, we had received notice at this post (Perote Castle) that the Pass of La Hoya, about 18 miles distant, was occupied by a large body of guerillas, la number about l.feOO, who were In wale for the train of wagons under Cadwalader, which had been daily expeoted for several weeks. The large amouDt of money and the extensive supply of ord'tanoe and ammunition under convoy, were great inducements to an enemy bereft of supplies of almost every nature, towards attempt ing a capture, and equally great induoements on our side to prevent it Orders were issued by Col Wynkoop. of the 3d Pennsylvania volunteers, military governor of the department,;to several companies of the above named regiment, and to Capt Samuel H Walker's company of mounted riflemen, to hold themselves in readiness to march at early twilight At 8 o'cloek. P. M., we started, taking the eircult ol tnq Castle before Issuing upon the road which led to wards the soene of expectation, in order to deoeive the prying eyes of any emissaries or spies of the enemy, who might have been on toe lookout We had started a few miuutes before the five oouipanies of infantry, amonntlug to about >00 men, who were to take the direot road while our ctmpany w?s to take a wide ciroult, to avoid beiug seen, aud to ec leavor to take in rear the town cf Las Vegas, about two miles from the Pass, and where It was understood the enemy had posted a pioket-guaru cf about *0 men, wb?m Walker wished to surprise, and lr possible to take prt?on< rs. For several hours we continued our noiseless marob over the plains rf ?and which for miles surround the dismal fortress, our path lighted by the pale rays ol Dame Luna, while ever in l uon some fleeting cloud such m m this elevated region are accustomed lo sweep the surface of the earth, would envelope us In It* mljlv embrace, and then glide away, forming In the distance, with the aid of the moon's rays, that most rare and beautiful of nature's phenomena, the lunar rainbow After leaving the plains, we entered a highly wooded oountry, following such sinuous paths as none but the experienced Ranger who commanded us would have discerned?now dismounting, to pass unobserved over tb? crest of some slight hill, and then regaining our saddles, aftd pursuing our couise as rapidly as the face of the . country would admit of. We met many obstructions in oar path, suob as fences te be levelled, aod ditches to be filled, all of which delayed our march much more than we had anticipated We now, alter having marehtd about six hours, emerged into the direct road, perceiving by mark" which oannot escape the soldier's eye, that a laige body of men had but a short time before passed over th? road, and we rightly oonjeotured tbat we were in the rear of Col. Wynkoop's battalion lu about half an hour we entered the town of Las Veg*s, though not from the side we had originally intended. The numerous Impediments we met, and the oircuitous path we had takvn. having frustrated our plans, we passed noiselessly through the town, and had already left it half a mile in rear of us, when our ears were greeted by the report of several muskpts, seemingly but afsw hundred yards distant On advancing, we discovered at the foot of a steep hill, the infantry drawn up on either side of the road. to allow our troop to pass through Halting his men, Walk er advauoed towards Col Yvyakoop for orders, which were to " advance.1* From this moment dates the folowing report: REPORT OF CAPTAIN WALKER TO COLONEL F. M. ] WYNKOOP, M. O. PfcRoTK, Mexico, 31st Jnne, 1847. When ordeted forward by you at 3 o'clock on the morntDg of the'JOth, I undmtood from you that you had ta advance plaket about 200 yard*. In tbii I >u din appointed : I had not advaaoeu more than 100 yarda before I wan hailed by the euemy, vho appeared about 40 in number. 1 could not return, or delay a moment to reconnoitre as I intended, without subjecting my command, and youra alao, to a rakiog Bre, and I lmmedi te ly ordered the charge. The enemy were completely routed, and fired in such oonfuaion and haute, that n ? man *u wounded; but, unfortunately, we found a eurve la t he road, while we supposed it to be straight, and a number ot us were unhorsed by the falling of our horses over a fence, which waa not seen unt 1 we wer* upon r la this affair i lost s^ven public horses, which probably fell Into the bands of the enemy, one ol them badly wounded, so aa to render him valueless. I also lost my private horse Rlnliardaon (mu<ioiao) and Raborg (interpreter) w?re slightly Injured by the fall of their horses. On the s*m? day, about 9 o'clock, a m? wftet tearing you for the purpose of watering my horses. 1 re solved to drive off tne party of Lancers who had appeared on the hills on our riaht earlv in the morning I dit mounted one-half of my men, and threw them out on my right and left. Several of their stragglers were killed. and the balanoe made a rapid retreat before we approached near enough to engage them. I then returned to the Tillage of Las Vegas, having also taken two prisoners, whom I released, both being elderly men. At abont 11 o'clock A. M.. while advanoing upon La Ho;a, with your permission to feel the enemy and ascertain their position, and so forth. 1 hsard the firing of. artillery at the Pass. I dismounted some of my men. and threw them out on each side of the road to avoid an ambnsoade. When about two miles from the Pass, we saw about fifty of the enemy on our left. I sent for ward a few men on foot, for the purpose of bringing on an engagement. It soon bruauie apparent that th* 1 enemy had either a very considerable tores or that they had leared the eonsequence of allowing us the opportu( nlty of attacking them in rear, and the; had almost en1 tirely withdrawn from the Pass In a very few minutes after the first shot was tired, my skirmishers werr pre<i?d by suoh overwhelming numbers as to force them co retire within distance of support, and to give them a 1 mors defensible position. I then ordered all my horses to be lied nnder covcr of an old frame bouse. 1 then put my men uoder oorer of a stone fenoe, and extended them sufficiently to the left to prevent the enemy from flanking, being emboldened by their success iu driving in our skirmishers They rushed towards us In considerable numbers, confident of victory, with stoats of triumph, which were returned by shouts of defiance from my men. The moment was most critical?many of my men had never been under fire of an enemy before, and nothing but my confidence in their heroic valor ?nd cooin?M would have induoed me to remain in my posltiou. At this moment I ordered my men to take their sabres from the fronts of their saddles [which were scoured iz> thkt vkf for the niiriuw of morn aiierAt mnvwmHritR bv aigotj, and prepare to ? them when it came to elo?e (juanern The oonlness and gallantry of ay men, ami the deadly crick of their rifle*, aoon oonvmced them that it wm batter to retire. There could not have been lees than three huadrod Mexican* In the engagement, beiide* about three h'mdrod more who were eluee by to support them, and migiit very properly be included in the number of the attacking party 1 suppose their ium in thia affair, aa ueariy m 1 could judg?, wa* at leaat forty killed and wnund>td My whoie number of men wm fllty-one, which Includes sever?l who were injured hy the tall of their hOrse* in the charge the night previous The notion waa warmly cont sted, and lasted abont thirty minute*. I had one horse killed, and on* man, private Huguenln, who volunteered hi* service*, belonging to Company E, Rifle Regiment, having baan Wft alck In hospital?(llghly wounded. My o(Honrs and men behaved with great gallantry, and aueh daring bravery, that It waa with reluctance that many of then seemed to obsy my ordera to take cover behind the rock* from the shower of bullet* whloh for some time filled the air above their head*. Where all behaved so nobly. It la dlfflcnlt to make distlncttona Among tbo many, however, who have gained my ereem for their good oonduot, I cannot omit to mention the name* of Sergeant Thomas Sloane, of England ; Edward Harris, of Virginia ; both of whom were wounded in former engagement* ? also,Sergeant Henry Haugh, of Maryland ; Corporal Thome* (foiling, of Maryland, who waa also wouudnil at Cerro Gordo, is entitled to the dlatlnotion of being called the brav**t of the brave : also, Corporal* Joaeph E. Mem ken, of Maryland, Samuel Hesoock, of Maine, and Beeaon Constant, of Franoe; al*o. privates Thomas H. Tilghmon, of Maryland ; JaaM. L)? P.aupe, ot Maryland : Isaaa P. Darlington, of Maryland i Thaddeni H Ball, of Virginia ; Wm Olandlng, of | Mtrrlul | fruilt ?i, F. Wklte?ey?r, of Maryland | _ I and ito IU*hard M. Bradfctd, of lilttwm, Md, tka waa always >monj th* foiomoat, aai tb* laat to retltw from pursuit of tn? neBf. All of the** 1 recoraajend to lha favor* bid oonalderatlon of th* oommander-lo. ohlef of th*'American force* and to th* War Department, and request that they may ba rewarded tot their gallantry Many of tbem are gentleman of education and worthy of oommlMlom In the service of th* United 8tat?i, and I cannot too itrongly reoommend them for promotion to higher nation* Apd 1 muat alto take oc oaalon to regret that aloknesa ah<mld haT* prevented ao many of my muat gallant spirits from participating with ma in thla aff tlr ? , , I muat not omit to mention that Liaut. Charles L Oenman?who waa by my side, and behaved gallxinly in the ob?r^e, waa in the engnHement and behaved well, and continued In pursuit ot the enemy to I be last point; deawrve* much credit lor his perseverance, energy and bravery. Although on the alck report, and Buffering severely tor aum? week* pact, be would not remain boblnd Lieut Thomaa Claiborne took a rifle, and uaed it with considerable effect upon the enemy Burgeon John T. Lamar, of Georgia, also deserves my thinks for volunteering bia professions servioea, and remaining with us during the purauit 1 must also mention Lieut A H.Goff, of the 1st Pennsylvania Volunteera, who waa with u> and took the new* i f our engagement to you. 1 am, air, rfapeotfully, your ob't serv'c, [Sigued] 8 H. WALKER. To Col K. M. Wvrtaooa, Military Governor of the Departmunt of Perote. Wben th* enemy, beginning to feel that to advanee farther would be attended with oonaxjuancea still more disagreeable, were about retiring, we heard long and loud ahoutlng on the road to oar right, and several peraona in the dresa of American oitia*ns, were seen running down the hill, on the other aide of which waa the Paaa, orying, 'the train ia her*," " the train la here " We aet up a yell for vlotory, and, mounting our horses, we started In purauit of the enemy, who were now scattered over the bills In full flight. From every eminence we reached, we picked off three or tour of them with our unerring rifles. At an opening between two hilla we encountered the com par y of id dragoons, under command of Cap'. Hirdoe, and joining our forces, we all proceeded full gallop down a deble of the mountains. About twothirda of the way down th* mountain, we prooeeded to dismount, and deacended on foot, until, at the abrupt turning of a rocky point, we peroelvad, about 3U0 yarda below us, iu a rich and beautiful valley, in which wna a pretty hamlet, a number of the ea?o>y, probably aome two hundred and fifty, who were in a compact body, seemingly llatening to an harangue from .i person whom from qls dresa w* deemed a priest They seemed to havw no idea of tb* danger which hov*r*d over them, until the inirp cracK 01 twenty riues, uniing uetio hou ueeiruolion among tbeua, told them of the relentless foe with whom they had to deal Their leader win the first who Ml, and this seemed th? signal for their dispersal Th>-y dispersed. indeed, but 'twas oply to seek the hilts whien commanded tha defile on which we were a > every aid* From every mountain shrub they poured fort- bullets, and we were forced to retire trem the murderous Hre played upon as by an unseen foe We were obliged to ueek a kind or running shelter from bush to bush and bank to bank, until we reached the sheltered plaoe In which our horses had been plaoed. Our return to Las Vegas was at once interesting and exciting On erery side were the biasing tenements of tha inhabitants?on every hill * in a platoon of troops (who ba.l oome wlih the train) firing at some retreating body of the enemy? while, at t..e distance of some four mil?s was seen, frbm our lofty position, the pretty and romantic town o' Las Vt-gas, partly wrapped In flames, whioh threatened to devour it wholly?while along the rosd whioh led to it were seen the white oovers of the wagons, the heavy teams of the artillery, and the horsemen and infantry forming its escort?a sight no less rare than beautiful We returned that day to the cattle, where, arriving at 6 P. M , we were reoelved by the garrison with cheers loud and deafening for onr prowess, of which they had already received some exaggerated aooounts Our Captain received much oredit?though none morn than hn due?for his skill and gallantry, from Ueu ladwuladiT and his offloers. INCIDENTS OF TH* WAR. The American Captain, Horace Brooke?, on tbe 1)4y in which the North American army entered this ci.pi tal, being in the house of General Valencia, with some other offloers, and hearing it was the home of a Mexican general, united with these oflloer* to prevent it trcin being exposed to tbe horrors whioh are cons-'tiueni npon the entrance of oonquering troops into a city, without guaranty, end resolved to save it from sa?k Accordingly, they delivered over to tho charge of General Valencia's servants all his effects, w ?h tha exception of a box, whioh, on account of its weight, th <y supposed might contain something of value. This they reserved, with the Intention of delivering it up personally to soin* one of General Valencia's fimily. but th* p being absent, tbe box was delivered to me locked, and an it had been found by the Amerioan officers This box 1 have delivered into the hands ot Senor L D. Gayetano Ibarra, who has given* reoeipt for the same. r !,? nnlafAia* In aiunlnilm llut .... .Ik... Uu scrupulous than Cupula Brooke* would bar* made use of the contents of this box in a different manner. I ain, elr, with respeot, ANDRES TERRES. MILITARY MOVEMENTS Orr VcaaCacz, Mexico,) Not Sd. 1847. J Ship Canton, Paokard, master, ?*iled from Fort Hamilton, New York, October 17th, with companies L and M, 3d artillery United States army, arrived off Vera Crui, Not. 3d, 1*47, haTir.R made the remarkably short pannage of 16 days. Offloers? Company L, Capt R K. Luther: Liout J. MoAUister. Company M. Capt. J K. Ho' land; Limits. A. Merchant and D T Van Bur en. Or. J. Moset. Assistant Surgeon; Lieut. H. Heth, Commissary and Quartermaster. All well Reported that a large ship containing 400 troops, was lost off "Man of War Keys," (Bahamas) supposed to be the ship Empire, with companies L aad M of 1st and Sd artilleiy?all eared. News communicated by a small boat from the "Berry Island*" (Bahamas ) Ship Empire sailed Oct lath or 13th, from N. Y. Ship Senator, from New York, containing the New Jersey battalion, arrived at VVra Crus. Not. 2d, thirtytwo days out from Fort Columbus. New York. We send this by steamer Oalvntton. Not hiring landed I cannot inform you about Oen. 8cott> moTements Pilot says communication not yet opened with General Scott. A large train starting every day for Mexico, by detachments. The fallowing troops arrived yesterday, on the steamers tfaiudin. Belle Isle, and Urn. Taylor, from LoulsTille. They belong to the 4ch Kentucky regiment, under | i.n? nunuaou 01 ijiii vr imams i ne louowlng u a list of the officers aud the strength of the companies: ? John S. Williams, Colonel -William Preston, Lieut Colonel; , WiUlsmT Ward, major; R P Trabue. adjutant; Dr. Roberts, surgeon; Dr. Steele, assistant surgeon; Ray. sergeant major; Adair, quart* rmmtfr's ser^ i?nt. and companies A, Capt. Keating, from Louisville, 108 men; B, C?pt Squires, from Adair oouoty, 100 men; C.Capt B R llsrdin,119 men; D, Capt Bart let from Trimble county, 100 men; E, J. 8 Conn, from Caldwell oouoty. 110 men; K, Capt. MoCreery, from Davis oouoty. 100 men; O, Capt G. B Cook, 120 mm: H, Ca? t Lair, from Pulaskioounty, 108 men; I, Caot Hardin. 98 men; K, Capt. Oardner. 97 men-Total, 1 080 On arriving at thl? port, the above troops were not permitted to land, bat immediately conveyed to the transports that WMM in lint,.. VI. i W 1 with two companies of the above splendid regiment, was to have left last evening on the bark Robert Morris, for Vera Cruz Colonel Williams with five companies, on the the ib1p Powhatan, and Lieut Col. Preston, with three companies, on the bark Pioneer, are expected to sail to-day The 4th Kentucky regiment is one of the most splendid bodies of troops that we bare ever seen, and we are sure that under their gallant colonel, the young, cbivairio, war proofed Williams the} will do their best to fill up the meaeure of their country's glory I'be steamer Ringgold, Capt MoPhtrson, from LouisTille, arrived bere yesterday with companies A, B and C, of the 3J regiment of Kentucky infantry, under the command of Lieut. Col. Crittenden. The steamer Homer, Capt. 3wager, from Louisville, also arrived yesterday, with three oompaniea of the same regiment, under Captains Robinson, Slmma, and Caldwell?Major fireckenridge being in command of the detachment. These troops, the bone and sinew of old Kaintuok, were, we understand, placed on board transports, and in a few days will leave for the seat of war. The steamer Wyandot arrived yesterday from Jefferson Barrack*, and brought down 138 men, recruited for the lfi h Infantry, under the oommand of Lieutenants Hughes and Wilkinson. They were quartered in the barrack*, below the oity, and will shortly sail for the Braaos The steamer Belle Isle. Smith, from Louisville, yesterday, brought down Major W. T Ward. Capt. G. B Cook, Lieut*. Barber, Snvder and Kgan of company K; Capt J 8 Con, Lieuts Dorris, Watlington and Scott, of Company O, with 330 men ot the 4th regiment Kentucky volunteers Three oompaniea, mustering 300 men, of the flth regiment Indiana volunteers, arrived hem last night fr<<m Madison, la., on the steamer Ne Plus Ultra, en route for the scat of war Tbe following offloers came on the Ne Plus Ultra with the detachmentCol J H Lane, who commanded the old unflinching Indiana 1 birJ, on th<' memorable field of Buena Vista; Major Morrison, comuii.v.i.ir of subsistence; t'apts McUougaU, MKenaie and 13r>i ken, and Captain Young, quartermaster of tb< regiiuear. and J S. Ash< n, surgeon Col Jam> n Bn */> r, well koown in this city as a successful t? asber of the sword exercise, goes out with the regiment ?Ntw Orlean* Drlta, 7th init. A detachment of 128 recruits for the 18th Infintry arrived bere yesterday morning from J< tferooii b.rrnoae. under command of Lieuts Hughes anl Wilkinson I'hev are bound for tbe Braios, but are at present ut il.e barrack* below I ha city. Forty teainatera c<m> down on the Wyandotte, which brought down t* a a;ore reOiulU.?Ntw Orltant Picayune, Ilk init. We have bean informed tbst wnrtl of tbe Am*r1c^n aoldiera recently wrecked on tbe nhlp Km pi re off N.ih ttu, N P.,on the SU Not . bate since their arrival made ibelr escape to tbe shore and dwrtcd T'in po Ilea force have, however, bean on the alert, and we understand have succeeded in recapturing two of tbem for which they have received sixty dollars, the amount made payable by tbe U S government being $30 a head for each one who may be caught We have no doubt but that those who are still on shorn will ba also captured by the now ?indent and aotive polite body. Indian Battalion, Missouri mouuted vollun titers, eonmanded by Liaut. Col Win GUpln. Organised at Prlv'ta It Ofl'cs. S Capt. Urlfflth, m'td oorps Co A. Independence, | c?pt Joneii .< t3 .. B St. LouU, Capt reltaer, flying art. 104 " C St. Louis Capt Iloltsscheiter, inf. 79 " D St. Louts, Capt Koaolalowstl,lnP HO " E N umber of Teamsters, 70 Total, *10 Quartermaster's and Company's train at wagons, 70 Number of bead of cattle to Quarter master's train, 600 Number of mnlee to Company wagons, Number ofhorses to Artillery Company, Number of liorats to oom. and non com s#f,. . . {' N umber of horses to both Mounted Companies,.. 176 Total number of horses, mules and oattla, Sfcfl The above force arrived at Counotl drove, on the Santa Fe road, on the evening oftbe 17th Dot , in 16 day* from Fort Leavenworth The train mat a oompany ol mounted men, who stated that It would be almoat im possible to oontlnue on to Fort Mana, aa the grass was entirely destroyed on both sides of the road by Ira from tbe Indians, and that Capt. UtiflUh, would, no donbl, be compelled to rttura.or lose avary horse la hli jompan/ TMa U not oaly tka laipisaaioa of Ca#(. Joaaa, but lbs ititittiti with rtfttd to th? grtu is confirmed dally returning govunMnent tralni and trad?rp, tod from the app?&rftno? of thair rock, th*?re cannot b? a doubt of th* fact Nevertheless it seems that our bsrolo Colonel is determined to crowd bis command through, any how, lira or 4U?no. to-morrow, we again mumt our ra?rch to Port Mann. where we ?x ret to take up winter garters, provided w? should be fortunate enough to get torough. The Colonel thinki that if ?r? oho get to the bead waters of the Arkansas, we can oubsint on bullalr, if ? train from the fort should not be able to coum out to our relief tbla winter. We now bare only one hundred d?ys' provision, and that if our oiily depeu u not for the wluter. The men kave been pretty lavli-b with their rations ever Mnoe we itartid, bit they now all begin to see the necessity of saving every pi*-ce of pork and bread; for when our present ?tor.? are gone, ail hopes tor more this winter will be tain ? 1'be companies are all healthy Wn bad not seen an Indian *iu"e we left until we arrived here There are a few Kaw Indians about the Grove. This is their turning season, and they are all in the mountains and timber. We do not anticipate any fighting tbis winter, as there will be no trains out Irom the fort to protect. ? Corr. St. Louti Rep , 8Ik inst. Captain Turner's company of dragoons, and a nutr b<-r of infantry recruits, left the barracks yesterday for New Orleans The whole number was about 300.? St. Lauil Union, ilk inst. The Richmond Enquirer of the lilh Inst., states that Capt. R O Scott, jr , will leave that city on Monday for Mexico, to rejoin the army and resume his oommand? that '* his short vleit to his native olty has greatly im> proved bis health, and he g- es with tbe best wishes of his many friends for bis prosperity and distinction." Law Intelligence. Ciubt or ArrsALi, Nov Id ?The court met aa usual at 10 o'olook. No. G on the calendar was oall' J. Tbe argument etu commenced by Mr. (tandford for the appellant, and was not closed when the court adjournedSupreme Court.?Present Juttices Hurlburt. MoCoun and Mason. ?No 3, Krltru ami wile v.i IVtiltm, one it tlit reserved oauxea taken up yesterday, was resumed. Mr Staples, on behalf of tbe plaintiff*, occupied the oourt the greater part of the day. and had not closed the argument when ttie oourt adjourned. Suvrkmk Court?In Kquitj ?Special Term?Before Judge Edwards?Jinlunio Satiquiiico ft <il, vi Stilo IS'ii'delti?Tbis was a motion lor an Injunction. ani a writ of ne exeat, made on the 8;h instant The faots of tbe case were reported in the Herald of tbe Oth. Judge Edwards delivered his opinion on the case this m?rulag. Opinion?Although there may be caBes In which a oourt of equity will deoree spuciflo performance ot a contract for perntml rervioes. still this is not one of that oharacter; the difficulty, if nottae utter impracticability, of compelling a specific performance of tbe contract set forth in the bill, is a conclusive reason why tbis court should refuse its interference. The complainant! should be left to their remedy at law. If, however, there were any doubt upon principle, yet I ooosider It abun * dantly settlad.upon authority .that the complainants can have no relief upon tha equity side ot thin oou t. Tb? cases of Kemble Kean, a Simian's Reports. 3S3. tad Hamblin vs. i)juneford, U Edwards. 529. ar? strictly analogous to this case In eaoh oi these oases an injunotion, which bad been granted ex parte, was dissolved on the grounds which I have above stated, and It was deuidad that the oomt would not only not Interfere posliively by a decree for xpeciQc performance, but that on tha ot her hand. It would not interfere negatively by tha writ of Injunction. In the cape of Con-tti vs Da Rivafinorl, 4th. page 264, the Chancellor clearly did not intend to lay down any different rule- As this case is not on* in which the court will grant relWf, of ooursn there is nothing to sustain the writ of ne iztat. Tha injunotion must, therefore, be dissolved,and the writ of ne txiat discharged United Statu District Coc?t.?Before Judge Betts?His Honor announced ths morning, at the sitting of the coutt, that he would proceed with the orim|I ui.1 c.ilt'nda , as loog as thera W any causes on it, alter | wi.ieh tb'i civil oaleudar will be taten up, and counsel i ere iM.vcted to bs prepared, or their causes must go down. Ucorgr Huxfnrd and Charlei Hale, who had beeu ln? dlntud lor an endeavor to oreate a revolt on board the oblp Kdwiaa, West, master were put on their trial, it appeared that on the 24th October last, as tba ship was coming into this port, the prisoners?who wera on the larboard watoh. and below at the time?tba oaptaln ordered them ap to tike in sail; they refused ; the oaptain seised toe ringleader, and attempted to take him alt; ha was rescued by the prisoners Guilty. Sentence not passed Court or Gcnerai. Sessions?Not. 18.?Before Recorder fcoott, and Alderman smi'h and Meserola Jouas B Pnillips, Ksq , Asiist*nt District Attorney.? Trial of Jimn Ale William* tor Grand Ltreeny. continued ? Hhinhakt Waoner examined?I ksiow James and William Mo Williams; I went in company with them to Green's bouse. In Antbouy street, on the evening ia question; I went there to play on the violin; there was dancing at tha tiros; 1 saw Dritooll there; ha was dancing; he was not sober; after remaining there awhile, 1 want with Jamss and Williata Mo Williams to a house in Water straat, kept by George Riee, where I also played on the violin for about an hour, when we all returned to Green's bonso, In Anthony street; I played there again for some time; Driscoll was still there, and when be w?nt ont Thomas Happy, the tamborine player, follew. ru uihi vui | a wruv vub MMCIiUQU. ??? JUI?" ' ooll to the corner ef Cro'g sad Mulberry siree's, and allied a p> ilovnian to take cnarge of btm, became he, Urlncoll. wu so drunk; the polios man would ha?e nc ihiog to do with Uriaooll, bo Happy let bin go; Happy and raynelf then went, kid stood opposite Oreea'* home, and while talking together, Drlsenll earn* put and was about going into Qiutn'a, when Happy took bold of him and would not lai blui go in. as be aaid th?t if he tree robbed we might be biamtd for it; Drieeoll then (trolled at tar M the corner or Cross knd Centre streets, Jaaes and William Mo William* at this time eame out of Uretn's, followed Drisooll, looked arms with him, ?nl went off with him; on tbe following morning. as 1 was going up the 6th aveuue, I saw James and William Mej Williams; they aaid 1 oupht to have been with tbem on ; the night before; I asked htm why; be said that tbey had ; bad a good time of it; that they had robbed Driaooll of nineteen gold piecea and bis watoh. and that tbey afterj wards went to (he Bowery th? aire; tbey showed me some | money; it o >nsUted of sovereigns anal half eagles; the | watoli glass had a crack in it; thu one now shown uie is j the same. Captain Johnson, of the 18th ward Folio*, testified to having seen the prison nrs up town, and luspec'ing them, sent officer* to wateh them, and on arresting tham ; a purse containing m number of sovereigns, and half ; eagles, also a silver watoh.were found in their possession. ; On asking Drisooli what property he had lost, be denonbrd his watoti, and the monev taken from him. I Thomas Happy, oa being examined, corroborated the J testimony of Hh uehart Wagner. The case was theu opened tor the defanoe by A. D. ! Hucsell, tsq At the olose ot his remarks? i Mary .Vic Williams, was examined in bahalf of tb? I accused, she tentiBrU that the prisoner on tri*l was her | son; ibsthehedlor some time previous to his arr at I been in the employment of Squire Hill, in N*w Jersey, i driving a oharcoal cart; that te subsequ-ntly did bttsi{ neps for himself ana made as muoh as $0 pur d?y; tntt i while In the employ of Squire Hill, he **v- d money, and that h? alwuy* appeared to bn in fuuds. Oiber witness* es were called to prove ih*t the prisoner had stlways sustained a good character The oase was then submitted to the jury, Who found fKaa nfiannA.1- iv.slltu unrl than i nnrt suni...<laH Kim In K? | imprisoned In the'State prison tor the term of tiro years and tlve monlba. 1 Jirr.1t on a Btnch Warrant ? Kr*der!?k Sberpe, 1 ipioit whom there are two indictments for reoeiving stolen goods, having failed to appear for trial, and forfeited his reoogniianoe, was brought into Court by offli eer Raflerty, and committed to prison to await tils ! trial. Trial for a Constructive Grand Larceny ?Thomas B. Dorsey was then oallfd to trial, on an indictment for a constructive grand larceny. In haring, on the 8th ef September last, stolen from James H Brush a gold watoh ! and cbain, alleged to be worth $175, under the following j circumstances, as given in evidence by the oomplainant: Mr Batim examined?I am a member of the bar, and i In the month of September last I resided at No BS Grand . street; the accused boarded there alao at the tlma ; on the morning of the 6th of September, I started to go down town ; the accused said that he wonld join me m ! my walk; we acoorjinxly left the house and walked down Broadway together ; after waiting a short distant* 1 pulled ont my watch for the purpose of seeing what time it was, as I had an engagement; Dorsi-y saw the watoh, and remarked that it was a tine one ; that he had some calls to make upon some of his friends and would like to have the loan of it for th'i occasion as hi* j own watoh was at the wa ch-maker's; and that if I 1 would loan him mine until I got home In the evening he would reel obliged to me. Without any hesitation I let him have the watch Oi^eturning home in tbe evening I ?M informed that ITorney waa nick in hi* room I went to hiii room, and found him lying on hl? bed The following morning i visited him for the purpote of se*irift how hn waa. and obtaining my wxtoh He then ot.ated that In taking the watoh from hie pecket be bad broken the chain; in consequence of which, be had left ! the watch at a watch ma k. r'a, to be repaired, aod that . anon ai he had recotered sufflolently to go out, he would call and get the watoh, and then return it I waited for leverai day* after hla recovery without hearir.g anything raid about the watch; I therefore Mked !i m for ft oue evening, when be replied that If I wonld o jrae. to hla room the following morning be would band it to me Oo inquiring the next mornlog, I ascertained that he had gone out, and did not aeebimeg^lu before I left the house. I therefore caused his arrest, when he adapted that be had pledged tbe watch at Simpson's for $49, dlreotly after he ootalned it of m? The couxt. at this stage of tbe proceedings, adjourned until to morrow morning Police lii1eJlt*,enee. j Ji rett on S??/?icni'?.--Cous'?i>ie Darker of the tth , w?rd, arrested yeMsrday, a blaikwomau called EUsa Kraster, on suspicion 01 iobblug ? ceuntryman of tllio gold and bank bills, in cnmpauy with another bl.ck woman called tli** Trouble, while in a thievieg orlh" on the Five Points On aaarnhtng the person of the accused I a gold watch was found, No .1282, S >y?y It sJoo. Flan <l?ra; for wbleb an owuer la w?nwn Apply 10 lie clari of polios at the Tombi. Ju?tioe Drinker lucked her up lor further hearing Prtit Lnrctny ?Officer Dowdiaan. of the Sixth ward, arrested. ye*terd?y, ft woman called Mary Ann Haley, on a charge of cteallng $11 from Chftrlea Nelaon. Cob mitr.<id by Jul lea Drinkar lor trial Churg* Dumiiitd ? We noticed a few day* ago, the arreat of Ira Johnson, on a charge of atealing tlx barm I* of flonr, belonging to Mr. Shear, ofOoentirs illp Upon the mat ter beinv |nvr*tfgat*d by the magistrate, it appeared that Mr. Johoaon waa inuooentof any felonious Intent, having cnly carted the flour at the request of ft third party, who afterward* made himself scarce, John* sr n having stored the flour In order to (certain the rightful owner. Thin explanation proving aatufaolory to the muglttrate, the charge waa diamiated. Akothkr French oticamkk our or Coal.? The lioxtim Gaxeltt, in alluding to the untoward fortune which ha* thus fur attended the Frenne line of teamen, *?ys: Krom the peculiar olronmatanqpa attending th- paRMgea of thla line, one ot three thing! inuat be Inferred:? Either that the ahip* are unpre??dentedly unlucky, or their antlre management l?rap?ble to a onlpahle degree, or el** perhaps that th i French go?enment, from aome ulterior design* of .It* own. I* de*lr< on* tf rendering th* officer! of thi* branab of it* *l*a?) u.arlu? practically familiar with *orae >of th?prlB?ip4 northern port* MaUw Vh?l tw whir to they Mi Mien*!* 1 tyWv*.'

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