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rtw Wc.isctf Avk the eldest son ot Jhe late
Samuel KiiiL'irffldr l .m'uingiou Aoun
ir! Alan! .Pim! ' 1 1 ! mother; was a dawihter of
I . tifirrtiLl....! rU'nAti Itk ihedavsof the Kevolutmn.
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n,ilnn from Mexico. ' Few as they are they
hare won liberty, and have miraculously main
ljiiocd.it fur ten years against a!! the power of
Mexico?, "vVo trust that the President of the U;
States. n making his appointment, will not overf
thhn'Vnd fill ! hi anny Viifi those garnet
knighti wbt never smelt gunpowder, and whoso
j t He ente rrd.tto rmy as Lieutenant oi l Artil . j reveren(;ai devotion to the courtesies of the
;! lory. In July. lBp4aving pr.duut.Ml atAVesl ,,i? fexas has a host tf heroes, who
j 'Point' with muchjhqn.r li;"V!VMc. fere j j fr(;m a ,en experience, understand
Hl(e nam.- were rcoonieq u ine llC jsjPXican bf warfare, lt wno Knm.
fotiihnl of the dlasi. He waUt oncelccted pi Mjj nm rf;lie, river, pass land mjntain
WWn. Scott M'oic.jf.f his Hid; and served; i ( ,i0 enemy's countrv. jSoch men as
ihttUeryemi,.c Urec, i!,nt nfi(cncj .ind 0j,oU CloklaMd flays, Captain Walker, Mc
Jri4tWhi;w lliaftdiJtMisifwnw iioiuer.-1 kim.. rjlll,ffh.illesnie and others should leprmnPi-
H called into the service ; and were deci.ledly
of opinion ihKt the gallant and dimsuihed
Cbmmodom Moore shu!d have the command
oft the Gulf fleet. In addition to his hth quali
fications as a iavyVommander, Com. M. is het-
ter acquainted witn uus cousi i..u.m uj jm.ui
the gulf. ' M .1 U
' n jho.di.-turba iiee4 in "ith Carolini, ii the
i he liaa freouentlM epresed hii heartfelt 'rati
I flratliin at the t acdiil ternnntMion of th?wn-
happjjdiircuniei jbvtwi'en a portion oi inq pi-
hcopla ot tl at'otate anj lap vienf.n
crnment. wnen w inoiau war utiuuru
- i Jant tcopl of tl
! VlnrHi i!nri:ki4h then a ai)tain of Artil
1 lerv. Ua thero M My : nctivdy employed, in
A letter from New Orleans, published in the
! .M.nn. i.xill tlio valmr nfiprts or the
' L lLAnA l.i t..4lth that hi was 1 xVational Intelliirencer, sneaking of ibe late
I prostrateu oy fiispaset "r hmuuii"i ..-! nriinani actions u viiu,
1 f..a In itii dUrnirrn. he Wits rewarded hv i !. ,t.-.. .u
acCOUMIa aK,ru uiiti uie tticticati umij
iencial Taylor Were jwell and fully
-4 viceV'i in that c nipajgn, he was rewarded by j accouMl
kho rinkof Urevcit Major He) was afterxvard j (,
.ialo:fo(JJ. the Genera Commanding. p , . j
t; - j;
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in.Cl iefito oraAixck corps of . Flying Artille
irv. and ho raid dvicr noiible attention to the
iiusf ruction and d scipUoo of thii arm of the ser
V jv(ceHtow lailblutly he pcrjortned his duty, in
tjthij reipect, the vonirfuj perfirmances of his
! jftilmlralilo corps at Fort Mcllfnry and other
; i plate 9, and.cn th J field of Palo Alt
;,!,!:.:tet.ji ; " j : '(
l t llfptncyer ;r6co er;ctl from the cfl
: ex Dosuro! 'during Ihb Florida camn
''X A '.'Wii'Wrdcrcd Iro ii Fort McIIejiry to join Um
ffl! ' :-M 1 iiArroj'lJn'.Tcxa, the! experience Surgeon: at
f ibilitwio go through iitli the campaign. But
, i(j strengthened hioislf for:dut ami as far as
known here, Jiu was rwver, for an hour, unfit
to left tbo Fort. lie fell , in
thoifierco battle of the 8th inst. the ame ball
- 'killing ihishoro undei him, and! wounding him
i'Wiortairy. , : ..'-..
Tbo, deceased s an accomplished gentle-
riian, beloved by 1 is friends,; and truly respect
: cd(by i)lwho kne him. , Ho was devoted to
Dili prpiejjslon, ant justly apprecijated the high
' ;Yc8rwntfiblIitic$ of n oficer in command. He
fkidfy ieldorccd discipline, at alHtimes and in
'A J ' ' f ' 1 all iblnir i and vet. urobably, rto olTicer had
V more entirely tho kbsiiict. th cinfidenco nhd
: i r - .. V- rr ' : .
W "Uo nfloctionato rekrard of all hi ollicers antf
" iricnth'an tho callaot cildior of whom this brief
sketch ;n given. j . t 1
it I The deceased? in a etter to bis immediate
frlendsi lu'rifton ju as tho army jjwas about to
'march (JirCamp Ialeb (but which letter was
received only since Itholsad intelljigenco of his
fall) spoko ot tho qxtreme probability of a se.
, rious rencounter with te enemyjjand express-
cd suro confidence in the triumph of. our gal
- Jan Jittfp 4rm ut w'lu charajctcristic cool-
nets hd'aUo adverted ti tho crcat probability
'f iw .;; ;,)fhis oAVn all Hrljattlojand, in anticipation
V if that event, he ninjde a brief will,; which was
. iicioscdj i'thal loQcr. . .
lr"-fZ$: 'Jf! r'fjatriplic wds lo the friendly ; officer
' tv : i ,vhb camo io hit' assistance oughj- not tdbe for-
;.ni gQtten ; j' Pon't stay with me : vim have work
';:..,toUoro ahead," I f " ,
1 1 'SuKhlVas'the latp Major Hinggold : and md-
1. 5 : x 't PJ pMcU; lirave ami gallant men make our army,
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York "Globe, j
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This oflTccr is one of those rare spirits which
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ifiipneu anu suppucu wmi every reipusiic, uuu
that they displayed much skill and hrmncss in
action. General Vega, now here, says that
the charge made by the dragoons iunder Captain
May, and the consequent capture of the Mexi
can! artillery, saved the. American Army.
Thf'so guns werenot only advantageously post
ed, but had a breastwork thrown up, with a ditch
in front , of it- in fiict an actual battery. So
sooii as Gen. Taylor perceived r J he nleupto
Cat. M. and told him he must take it at any cost ;
and off he dashed, at the head of three troops
of dragoons, going ward likq a tornado,
bounding over ditch, breastwork! and every
thirjg else that came in his way, followed by the
fiftljlnfuntry, in full run, who nobly supported
hiui, althou"hf of course the horses' heels out-
stripped them in the race. Une olj the publish
ed accounts states that ahe Mexicans subse
quently remanned these guns ; but; 1 learn this
was: not the case, as the fifth regiment followed
so cjose that they prevented it, arid tho Mexi
cans! never again fired these guns, land they re
mained in our possession. Eighteen of the dra
gooris, amongl them the first Lieut, of May's
troop, fell or were dismounted by thirfire rnthe
charge. A simultaneous cheer rangthrough the
ranks as they saw thodragoons so gallantly dash
overjthe breastwork, and, as one letter express
es it " right through the Mexicans like a streak
of lightning." j Capt. May himself killed three
Mexicans in the charge, and personally made
Gen, Vega his prisoner. So advantageously
was I this battery posted, one letter says, that,
had, it not been immediately silenced, it would
in a! short time have made sad havoc in our
rank's, and the;sudden fall of two or threo hun
dred of our men under its fire might have made
a very unhappy result ; as it was, it never fired
but one round. The poor benighted creatures,''
1 suppose never dreampt of dragoons storming
a,batery. Another striking feature in the bat
tle, and at which, General Vega has expressed
great surprisc,Hvas tho manner in j which our
artiljcry was manoeuvred and served ; the ce.
Icritjr and precision of its fire was subject of
general remark and admiration ; one portion of
itdaihed forward with the horses at top speed
agaijist a body of Mexican. infantry, and before
tho latter had hardly time to sec what it was
or make any movement, they had halted, the
hbrsbs were detached, the gun unlimbcred, and
pouring in the grape wilh such rapidity and ef
fect that tho Mexicans broke at once under the
fire, t - ' " !
The letters say that, from the first to the last
of the action, there was not a mistake, a false
- i ; THE FOREIGN NlTvV
. - Th3 Kcw. Vo rlc Kxprcss'WUhe 5th,
says : thq budgetoflihtearner, flfrnla
though jific,;contains iitcr that jrjrc the
adniinislrationlat Washihgtott, arable, fhahce to
display all the powers it can command in states
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.L!T i 1M:1- . t-c.ii- l.Aiirn ktlt'ire 11
mansuip, ine siaiu oi jour wirv
not entirely peaceable iwfihj England, Jisj f"any
are tryinWto persuade themVclres if jwb i
XJnitJ pte.lit- fr.t.Koa inJiration war, tlv
rst heavy loan brought into tr.arkct, ami tlitf firrt propo
sal of a wr buJget, woolJ be iw sigrtnl for a most vigur
us and aeuv oppo;u"on toth l'resitlenrs Oovernmcnt.
great ah increase in the demands of the Federal Go
vermnentipoo the iiation would at once indicale the
change which has reallf ; thoash covertly taken place
withiTi the last few years in the policy of the' dominant
party in thie United Slates. - As lon as lhey obsgre
those rnle of fbrboarjncr, peace, and good faith IpVarda
heir neighTiors whkh were Inculcated by the inustaQQS.
t.imders'of their constitution, they were too strong to nm
any risk pf! foreign a-re;ion, arid too wise to provoke
J ' 1 lit i contest they were nnprriard to meet. Dat since those
allowed to! take the tone utjt he Jriusi press as rimi,;ve v$rt0es have disappeared from amongst them,
the fair exponeiiof the feiingof I Hei people.
Q:n lin nncMirnnr lltfllilflW nilt llOflztn 1 llC
"notice," !he 6regon quetib'nhas lep allowed
here. to rest quietly, and jail our attention has
been turned toj Mexico,; wjbich quarrej as prov.
ed to be jully a much as the administration his
the power to manage; and it has let Oregon a
lone, in tbo vain hope that the other party in the
dispute woiild be alike indifferent, and thqs al
low Mr. Polk j the glory nf appealing to have
forced England to a settlement, or at least the
prospect of one. i - ; j if;
Now that the United States has for political ef
fect, agitated this " Oregon question,'' the pros
pect is, thai we shall get quite as much of it as
we care fori and that England will not he so ea
sily put off as we have hoped.
Times of the 15th of May,- in reviewing this
subject, says :- xii i ' ; 1 :
" The sligliit'difierence lK?tween the two ferainrhes of
Congress, as lb frm expression to be employed in
authorizing the President of thp United States to give
notice for thel;termination of the Oregon Convention has
terminated as; we; iad anticipated.1 The point (wan one.
of no real interest or importance. We are less concern
ed with the form in which the Congress may address the
Presidentahan with that in which hePresiilentmay ad
dress the British Government, and whether the resolution t
was courteous or peremptory, it! could nll'ord us no just
cause of confidence or of complaint. To a certain ex
tent indeed, these resolutions do iinpose upon the Presi
dent the duty and necessity of negotiation arid ijcoih'pro
mise. and so far they afford him' sufficient pretest for de
parting from the intractable viewts he has himself express- i
ed on former occasions. Dut the nature ot the negotia
tion and the terms of the comprpmise rest wholly with
die Executive Governments of! the two State? and the
opinions which have hitherto ben expressed in Congress
can have onlvan indirect influence' on the settlement of
dieir forcifni policy and their military establishments have
pot moved jwri jhtsxu and they have yet to learn ihaj
State can annex"ppv'nces and imjtose peremptory
conditions upon its neiglJors, without accepting the
great and permanent burdens of standing armies and un
The United States come into the field not only with
a volunteer army and a ijeet manned in part by foreign
ers, but with a blighted credit. Long before a cannon is
fired, and whilst war is still no more than a remote con
tingency, they n:ay discover that the pecuniary transac
tions of the last few years between America and Europe
have done more to lessen their power than the defeat of
an army or the destruction of a Heet. What power has
Mr. Polk of contending against I'iflicalties of finance ag
gravated an' hundred fold by the jwist policy and present
attitude of his Government ? Already we understand
that his views upon the tariff, which might have given a
permanent and pacific lustre to his administration, have
been abandoned, or at least postponed doubtless because
they involve sacrifices of revenue which it is absolutely
impossible t6 moke. And if the United States are to
make preparations, even fbr the defence of their own ter-'
The lLondon iritories. at all in proportion to the arrogance of the lan-
gaage in which some ot their representatives tpeak ot the
territories of other States, the Cabinet of Washington
must have in preparation some considerable financial ex
pedient which will reveal their designs to the world, and
their weakness to themselves."
t This is public opinion as shadowed forth by
thfc leading press of Europe, and is worth the
careful attention of all. Tho Mexican question
Is, in truth, to bo t the turning point of our for-
IF. PIT hL C nCHjIli.MJs. j
, dTt.is a novel TciUircr, in 'the Incentive h-
intercourse with Congress.. that parts off-1--
We have in our Mexican var.; forgotten our
Oregon dispute, and because forgotten, many
have thought ; it was ended 1 but not so is; it con
sidered on tho other side of lliic Atlantic. There
the Oregon question is takqn into consideration
together with bur Mexicain Uroubles, and thc
opinion expressed that our troubles with Mexi
co will force us to be morei yielding on the Or.
The Times !bf the 15th contin.
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ft trttn of, war will I lirinr nut from nnr rllirnn
nhtUri Ilia lat,. L.,pn .t.llnd w5.WiWa Nincni or one moment s hesitation or wav-
Mcxican8, ;in whicl;i heulost nearly! every mah ! m$ on ,ho Pa'rt of c,,her ,Tlcfirs men in
.t'i .t.iL i- i f i i - i r . i the most nromnt execution f nvnrv! kt
I ' " " v ' 1 J ai.
was giveiu I have always understood that a
finer set of officers were never collected with
any nrmy, and they do distinguished honor to
VVndt l.lltlt .IfllA.'.t nn.l.. iL . 1 t - I
w...., nMUC nuuiiy me wuoie oi uieni
under hi! command!, and his dariniri heroism in
cutting hfs.way to (. cneikl Toy lor la camp, have
excited j 'the pub ic mind a strong desire to
kn6w moro of him. Ho is the satne gentleman
to jVeqtiflntly and h noralily spoken! of in Geii.
"Green's journal of tie Mjicr, expedition. He is
arativo;of Washin ton City, from whence i he
Avpnt into tho Florida par, whero in several
- carnpaignsi io distiriguiled himself by his in
trepid bravcrv. In 18111 ho went! tin Texas, and
during'th'e invasion if that Republic by General
liritt 1 1.1' ...1- L. I AL l t .iii i i :
I SIX MORE GENERALS.
We are glad to see the decided onnosiiion
manifested in the IIouso of Renresentatives to
Wbll, he, was markhl fw his bold! and daring lho tl.ew War W nww before ' that body; and
Conduct, Afler thoj McLean Gclteral had re- ; Wo ttre particularly pleased to see that leading
.1 treated front San Antonik and wheo he lay upoii i Administration members are taking ground a-
IIIWHIU OUIIUU, I mcr. ailU VUpi. HUClyUllOUTU ; 7 - ""jvviiuii.imi,, nisi, ill lUMUg
' craWlcdlhrbugh bis ca(p one nit, spied out i 'orP the Slatesi (he right, guarantied to them
-! Ms pOMtion, and thb next day with tho trallant 1 uy lnc Constitution, of appointing the creneral
Ilay;s, led iho attack upbo his rearguard. He ! n'Cers to command their Militia, and givin
j then joined the celebrated expedition against
N'wri ntid on the ikbriiijng of thatjsanguinary
battle,' lie with thred othefs bein the advance
tcout of(jthe lexantwis taken prisoner and
carried ith hu hnd4 icd behind him to the
i ; head quarters of General Mnpudiai , The Mex.
lean Gcnctal qucKioncil him as tin the Texan
", , ; forces, and when alker informe4 him that tho
;1 T'yi'ei,ina;),J 0,1,y llrcej hundred; roanl-Aniput
.in pompously repi ea : j Jioea that audacious
;:-'. '' hahd-ful) of men jirpsutnc to follUvj m into this
;ntrrn2 placo-and ittAcl me ?n! lM Y. L..
V :ttlkcrj : make ytikirsclif content upon that sub- futMro events should show the necessitv-of ad-
Jtfct,,ijtttcrai,iney aiihowow you into h Uand dMgto the nuinbcr ot general officers. Tho
V, f uttack juu there."j Ifc was, with his comrades, I ,wp provisions of the bill, to which we have re-
.. " M ' i?viicrs iu uiu tuj ui icxico,; 'Mir,t'w uuw sirong is me iciuuMKy to swell
,ai oaiaup, wuntrio iatnenie. uapt. Uamenin L.vecive in
,n!l P.w.er to Ic Piesident; and secondly, in
auiuorizing tnc appointment ot two additional
Major Generals land four additional Brigadiers.
The army necdsi no such addition nov Why
aprjoint ii'nv.' Geiierals, while those now iucom
mission are unemployed ? If .additional Gen
erajls are required, why are Scott and Jesupidle
in Washington For the purpose of confer
ring a dearly and brilliantly won honor upon
Oerif ral Taylor, we should be willing to cre
atel the office of Major General Hr his benefit
Jnit no timber would we conset to go, unless
" But the main question upon yhich tlie affairs of the
Union may at this moment be saj'd. to turn, is hot the- re
election of Mr. Polk, or even thei Oregon notice but the
relationsof the United States and Mexico. We have long
foreseen 1 hat ibefor the storm which seemed to be gath
ering in the horizon over the coagtiof Oregon could burst,
the peace of the 5orth American .continent might be, in
terrupted by the eflects of the annexation of Texas and
the continual outrages offered by j the Cabinet of i Wash
ington to the Mexican Governmenit.l ' These anticipations
have probably been already fulfilled!. There is eU-ry ap
pearance that the claim ot General -Taylor to extend the
frontier of Texas to the Rio Grande, without any Con
vention or agreement with Mexico 'as to the boundaries
of the new Statei would be resisted by thef Mexican forces.
The final withdrawal of Mr. SlidelMrom the territory of
.the Republic would be takeri asa'prpof that the frontiers
ot lexas were to be settled by foeeet; and we have great
reason to believe that this suspension of intercourse will
be followed by. measures of violence on the part of the
American Government, both on Jhe frontier of Texas
and on the coast of the Pacific. It s possible ihat Mr.
Polk may think it safer and more jopportunellie passions
he has raised, by a bold stroke against another of the
most important provinces of Mexico than by ruHhing in
to a hostile collision with England ;jand if arty incident
should lead to a declaration of war gainst Mexico, the
seizure of Port St. Francisco and Upper California wu
be considered all over the Union as a suflicient pretext
for adjourning the discussion of the Oregon convention.
The fieneral impression produced in jNew York! by the
last mreiugence trom me soum was.ini.ti war uau cum
nienced ; and the excitement which followed was aggra
vated by the opinion that the European Powers would in-
terfcre to support an independent Government in Mex
ico under a monarchical constitatibnl , It is needless to
revert to the observations we havej njade on more than
one-occasion on this subject, unlesp itj be to repeal the as
surance, that if ever a monarchy is-e-festablished in Mex
ico, it must be by the will of the people of the Country,
not by foreign : interference. Bui the attention this
scheme has attracted! in America has1 proved a powerful
diversion from the Oregon controversy and, iffwe are
not mistaken, Mr, Polk will find that, before he pursues
that subject, all his resources will Be?reqaiied for? the de
fence of Texas and the projected attack on Mexico itself
at such a crisis but the most accredited opinion seems
to be, that if Paredes is unable to maintain himself, Sali
va; Anna will be j recalled, and invested with dikatorial
powers. ; ! j i j.
" We abstain 'from-offering an opinion as to the course
'which it may be incumbent on thie country to pursue in
the event of hbstilitieis between Alexico and thei United
j IS IT PATRIOTIC ?
The present contest for the Gubernatorial
Chair, presents th? singular spectacle of one of
the Candidates canvassing popular favor, by at
tacking popular interests. The State owns one
Rail Road, and has ', 8000,000 of Stock iu the
other. And Mr. Shepard has made these Roads
the unceasing theme of the bitterest dentincia
tiohs. He proclaims wherever he goes, that
tho Raleigh Road is not worth a dollar, and that
tho whole of the Wilmington Road will in ten
years bo covered with old field pines. What
pleasure can any true hearted son of North Car.
olina take in decrying her public works ? Why
should it give him pleasure to ride them and
i-ide them to death and after that, preach a
funeral sermon over' them, as he did at flills.
borough? Is it nothing, that transportation by
the hundred, which under the old system was
one dollar and a half, is now reduced by Rail
ivuao 10 Miy uenis j is mat oi no DeneJiLto
the community ? Is it nothing, that the Raleigh
Road has for the first four months of the State's
ownership paid eight percent, on the purchase
money, over all expenses ? Is it of no public
1 benefit, that produce can now be transported,
not only wilh little more than one-third of the
former cost, but so expeditiously as to take ad
vantage of tho rise and fall of the market ? Is
it nothing to the public, that those whose busi
ness or pleasure calls them abroad, can now
accomplish in a few hours, what was before the
wearisome labor of days ?
But if these things were nol so would it be
wise or patriotic, especially in one who aims to
be Governor, to decry our public Institutions,
to render them as worthless as possible, by ex
citing and arraying against them popular hos
tility? If the bargain were a bad one, would
it not be prudent to make the best of it ? Whv
should the Road be abused, denounced, crippled
in its action, thwarted in its honest endeavors
to sustain itself, and prove, so far as may be, a
public blessing ? Is it right thus to depress the
resources of the State to mock at her want of
wisdom, in making these investments, in which,
if she was mistaken, shov cried by the side of
many piudent and good men, who individually
proved their sincerity by planking tbo cash
almost to their ruin? Why move Heaven. and'
earth, to prove that the good old North State,
our mother, is hopelessly insolvent ? Why not
cheer her on in her honest endeavors to extri
cate herself and her sons from the serious diffi
culties in which she has unfortunately beccme
entangled ? Is it wise in War, to withhold sup
plies ? to refuse to furnish the resources neces
sary to carry it on ? What would now be thought
of the Whig party in Congress if they should
pursue this suicidal course, because they do not
approve the action of President Polk in provok
ing the War ? Is it any more patriotic to at
tempt to cut off the resources by which our State
the matter called for J that, body jirn
surprcSe'd. Parts of . the official docu
ments ofthe Mexican government are sup
planted by stars, and some that would crim
iffatc Polk, in regard to the position he has
Takicn, appear in the original Spanish.:
. Mr. iSitdell, in a. letter to Mr. Uuchanan
dated Mexico, Dec. 17, states that objec
tions were niised against his credentials
I because he was not confirmed by the Sen-
atej ftnl IDai iuexicu wjmicu a uommiss
ionernii a Minister, and complains that
he ss addressed in his official enpaci
ty. j This' is;, an important document,
beciushj it was1 the latest from Mr. Slidtdl,
when the army was ordered to march to
the;Rid Grande. This is mutilated with
stars, and the people are not trusted with
thdispatches of their own Minister. , i
We are fallen upon the strange times,
when ajepublican people, arc professedly
jealous of their rights, thus submit to ex
ecutive dictation and controlment without
beirfg permitted to know the secret cause
of this usurpation, or having imparted to
them facts that would vindicate or con
demn the conduct of their public servants.
In a letter from Mr. Buchanan to Mr.
Slidell.an. 28, he tells the latter to wait
till the government of Parades refuses to
receive him ; when the final refusal was
received he was to demand his passports
and sfiys : it will then become the duty
of tHe President to submit the whole case
Bnt this duty was not performed ; for
the president did not make known the fi
nal refusal of Mr. Slidell's demands for
passports, till the 1 1th of May ! !
We have not snace o notice thr whnlt
of thesejl documents. liet it suffice, that wcre opposed ;to t
every dispatch that might throw any light
upon the unfortunate if not criminal man
agement of our public men is filled with
stars, and the reader is Ieit uninformed of
all the most important matter that might
enable him to judge of the capacity or in
tegrity of those engaged in these affairs.
We notice one matter which glaringly
exhibits the characteristic duplicity ofthe
administration. On the 20th of January
one week after the army was ordered to
the Itto Grande, the Washington Union
congratulates the country on his confirm
ation, on account of the great good he will
accomplish. " Much," says the Union,
" will depend on him much on the suc
cess of his negotiations. We are happy,
therefore;! to announce his confirmation in
this evening's paper."
Will the reader please to mark this?
The Editor ofthe Union was happy at the
prospect pf accommodating matters, one
week after the army was ordered to tho
Rio Grande, and Mr., Polk says it was
not ordered there till all hope of the re-cognition-of
our Minister by the Mexican
Government, had dissipated.
If the American people, aye, even the
Democratic Party can stand this, we shall
almost be; tempted to paraphrase a scrip
tural sentence for their consideration and
edification : "Surely the people is" an
''TRIP AY i:v
57 We a re p j
Turner, a. a
gust election. I
ITJ" We are r. r. '
August rlet-tion. f
The rloo1h v , I
that we know i
forth. In the m
Democratic h: i : '
was suddenly "
hat, or as wc jri:,
or yet, in still- m
rrjoicings wi re t
the cry of lar;.t
out the Country.
of annexing 'ft:;
though war nhl-
Then rang thr-u:
of boasting, an 1 1:
cd.a lloo(llcs. t
i - i
were not unirr j
British Whiz, !
nate indeed, wrr
be boasted a I
is not so. : J lie n
ing tears of hun li
tell of the anjrui
error has brought
win jearn a;
Ass. Wilmington Commercial.
From the Xcw Orleans ricayunc of May 30.
LATER ruoM this ARMY.
The steamship Galveston arrived last even,
ing from Brazos Santiago, which pTacbTshc left
on the UTtli inst.K fcMie brings a confirmation of
tho news' brought by the Telegraph. General
Taylor hasi obtained peaceable possession of
Tlatatnoros. The Mexican army left a larso
amount of ammunition in tho city, which-is of
course a valuable acquisition to our army.
The! Mexicans destro red an immense quantii
ty of. their ammunition:: by filling up the wclli
and throwing other portions into the liver.' : ;
General Tjiylor gave most posilivo order to
his men not to take tho slightest article without
giving a fair equivalent.
The citizens were told by Gen. Taylor to
continue their business operations, but prohibi.
ted them from selling liquor to any of the army.
Commodore Conner with most of his squad.
ron bad left for, Pensacola to refit and reinforce
is laboring to recover her losses? Suppose such j befbrc .making an attack upon Vera Cruz. lie
unmitigated abuse were directed to an individ- j
ual, destroying his influence, breaking up his
trade, and blasting his character. Our Courts
would pronounce him who made these attacks
a lilicller and a jury would thrust their finders
with him three or four line of
States until the facts ire before us : JTAi muchhovcer
er is certain, that in roorlion aj the restless policy of
fruits, ire tire justly entitled to insii inon an funnedi- deepen his purse alter the wherewithal to repav
aic ana equitable aajusimeni oj mm question uwicnai uitf injury. xui miu oiuic nas no heart, and
ambitious young men may stab her under the
proyertj., nciv. 1 .
penalty of folly is t
wise and focJiih.
sponsible for tie r
a hard lot, but ri .
But if this M:;.i
brought to a 'Jiaj
were matter of t;:
gratitude to Hi in
We feel the scr ui.
removed, wc s!.-. .
some years to cc;;,
continue ? andjw!.
when shall its if.V
bcred ? Ah ! iIk m
bably involve y .:
ceived horrors, iu 1
remain as long n :
all a mystery bc
know not what c
It may be the In'!:
tional troubles, ti e 1
a pcopleonce fbn.
ground down 1 n : ;
A better fale i:;
wc hope there isT !
the vengeance of ;r
There is much v. !
ally accredited! to
sure you are rhJ
our Governmenl L
ciple, rind had noi
tion of our pcop!c,
wc wpuld nowj j :
, peace with all jtl.
larity seeking, x' I ;
to violate the mc t
to gratify the unhf
! and thus plunge's t':
! war, which may, t.
.ove rpowered thcin.and marched fbr Tex
van, .when afier eating ftp all their horses and
rniiles, and living for dajrs,upon their own urine,
$itrrcmred to thei Meiican Generals Mcrcicr
; hud Ortago. He as ri;ain marcted to Salado,
where, with his comrades, ho was made to draw
rcctly regards oiirselces.- Very likely they may be les
eager to tollow up tins atlair in us prescnl state than they
were to trumpet their notice to thei world. But it is our
turn and our duty to be eager and resolute. The diffi
culties which surround the Cabinet at Washington tire
self-taught and self-created. Thei people, may have to
bear the punishment of the people's jfolly ; and tle Govern
ment which yielded; to its delusions will ill-prowiile for its
defence. Dut since they have provoked these dtsCussiohs,
and wirt erhaps ere long have commuted theitifelvesby
acts of a more decided character, lAe Unit is citine, when
we, too, must be resolved to lose n? Hike in obtaining for
the British interests in Oregon the proteeiion ttfzi defi
nite treaty iriih the United States. We sjiall therefore
hail with satisfaction the arrival of the nwtiee, iif it oe
and the appropriate answeij to it
: instructions whicii wilt author-
States also. YW Z1 . ' .hTlZ . T final! proposaW !of Che
, j , .... jjciirti u.uui- j jsntisn Government tor tnc partition of the Oregon ter-
t)atron:iTi-. nnrl in n.l.l t,. A?m..'...r.
and l)riBrennen,,he led the attPk upon the Vfr Like Aaron's rodit is swallowin" un
ui powers not only of the Legislative (branch I trtnl t once ; an
oj the K-deraU government, but thiso of the t W
Tl7 Why incur, this igreat addi-
. . . .
The. steam schr. Cincinnati. Cait. Smith was
at Mutarnoros the Mary King-land at anchor j'disquictudc of h
of 1 the bar, the Monmouth acting as her lighter, t
The steamer Augusta was aground in the Bay. :
The Sea and l'loiida were also cii5a!'ed as lrcatiU".
- o o t 1 S
lighters. : days ago. by era
fin hnr nnnrrf to tho sp.lf nf war. tho i . . ' f
vcslon was the scene of a terrible murder : a
man named Robert Mitchell, ofthe McKelvey
Guards, having stabbed one of his comrades
A v e
sclccx, that our cm.
High Sheriff, have
olution on the. sij!j
votes. We had', t.
six months before, .'.
named William Malloy. The deceased wa3
burirxl at sea, Ctipt. Waddell reading tbefuue-
I . MM l ..." . A l.iUllllift) O. iUl
ral service, the -murderer was put, in irons iW i l r '
and placed in close custody immediately upon l " r ra!
their arrival at Point Isabel. ' j Turner had with Ii
General Taylor, immediately after having ta- as partial as w o 1.
ken possession of Matamoros, despatched two anJ wc venture to
coinpaim-s ot norscs to tonow me .Mexican ar-
In1 tho celebrated Llackibean lottery, and every
' IftOhlt. r..in k. .'-lftli. , it-. I
al a time like this.Twhcn we
,: , . i - . nine
v.c.uj nuswand our resources ? One
, Vhth niari was shibt. Those ihat remained cf
lht ) exaas were n jirchtd 16 the CaslltS of Perote
and the city of Meco. Here, while working on
the street in that Hiy, he was struck by a Mexi
can corporal for nt wofking fake it; when, "with!
liu spatieHJO knocaied dbwn the coqwral, which
H taused Ihe iruardj to bat him neiarlv t .i... U
lV llFlVva a oti turie despaired of, and upoli ocean mini
Ink recovery, ho wjih twb conipanions, scaled the. I djrown a fly
. yills of hi prison; kflcil nightfall, and made his I
way to en, ovc t ki dUanceof more t han 1 OOt)
;,tiHles. BeHre, ibwcferthjey got out of the
.K. .11 OI th- ..-.!. L :n 1. -
the profligacy and corruplion Uwii. engender
and ! perpetuate " Tr.coTHV d.mvAR,"
ii to silence all objectors, and to justify all a-
if 11 " f Wfr WUU a Poe.ful na
Kf f anJ WCr lh'tened with
invasion, we might be disposed ... i..i. ......i.
. ,; Willi
;ll j nioie allowanec upon these iir.tne,,6c Hnd cost
,K . ly preparations, Rut why shall wp U,h X
it. A ocean intit limtu.i ui i . '.t "
ni . . " " i " "rtl1 . leaiiier. p t.n
Mr 7-1. ... itri ' v
r-Miicnnuma iv tur.
oUntryj lliey werp twice time liriprisoncd aud
vwtii uiiic cuecietii ineif cucapc, vvacn he Iiau
. reichcdITexas agin, he joined Captain Hays,
u ho, wijh fifteen Lthcr, nrnrrd with Colt's re-
vpuf'inlp'utol!., fdtiUhti)0 Camankei, del
' yfeated thepn, leaviiit 3(lkilleiJ npoh the ground.
e illtire',hl was wounded with a panUnehe spear,
; unl IU iC aaainldep; irtxl of; We how hear
!f him7 tih 70 'IVxaiil, atlacling 1500 Mexi
; ;Can$ and 'all ixri hed ill battle but himself and
(5 others; and then to,4rovii hi vi-oiulerfid life
i i.f jbribgJhft cut hh 4ay. single 'hnudedJ into
I.ryVjr's caiitp luhn IVitkt IsabeK
j The legislature of Louisiana has appropriated r)o
to buy Gen. Taylor a fptendid sword. j
mory." j ; i ' : A .A , ' I ; ..
By this it will be seen that England is not so
wjilling to give up the discussion! about Oregon,
because Mr. Polk, n his recklessness, has in
volved us in an unnecessary war with Mexico.
Tho reckless spirit of conquest
by his administration may Jc al
but this gaino of " extending the territory " is
one at which; tho British Government is an a-
dept, and in this case is riot averse to! use all
her knowledge, j The Times of the 11th, in an
article reviewing our naval strength, does not
speak in that conciliatory tone so grateful to the
that is shown
fifth Tib, and repeat lbs assaults to their heart's
content, and she utters no cry, she asks for no
damages. e call on all good citizens to stand
by the State and her interests ; to rally around
her, and let the glorious strife be, who can aid
her the most in sustaining herself in this crisis.
She.u in distress, and requires wisdom and pru
dence and manly nerve to bring her out. What
man, who loves his State as hetnighf, would
see her interests confided to the hands of a
rasK boy, in a time like this? Can lie " gov.
Arn Intaii nr irt tAi Tk "uia.. " .,t.. . I
ft I fcJ tAKs tilt; UUllLS. W III I S 15 II It (1114 u vi tiw)hvj ii iviin UIU A-lbllLail ill - . w m
. t ' " v " " 1 I l 1 , I . 3
about mortgages would shame any candidate or i mv- 1 lieJ accordingly tollowed them about 50 . I,a! uiac" JUC,iUl- u
Justice ofthe Peace in North Carolina? Is he "dlei, but never approached nearer than six , sternly moral pt ( ;
competent, who gravely rnaintaijis that because hours travel. . County, the Sco'cX
tuo uati ivoaa was ueclareu tiy the Legislature ' 1 uti "mount ot money luunu in tnc .iexican ( mcn determined to
to lie insolvent, therefore, " Us properly when ar,ny chest after the hattle of the lth contained, . ;
sold to pay its debts is not worth a cent ?" Who il is 'd, 910,000 in gold.. V.1SS as rrcultifj:
must of course suppose that when a man is in- James L. Day, which sailed on tho eve- ' not. In the nan.c:
solvent, and cannot pay all his debts, therefore nin" f 'be J0th, arrived about 9 o'clock, a short , hope not.4
UftVi lit lliajr liave, WQetl SOIU UtlUCr ,,,,,lJ i uunvjnmi i uiiij tiuuiliuilvll : - . . j
execution or decree of tho Courts, is xcorUi no. 1 '' of news Aa brings is that the Mexican Ve make lln
uruiy nan ieiriaico 10 vamargo, auoui ijuu1 miles . Ji ujiuauiuii in.ii,
liorn Matamoros, it is supimscd for reinforce
.j "$e have heard of poetical justice ; this we
suppose is jHjetical Late. It certainly differs
as much from the law as recognised hy reason.
Common sense and the Cyurts,as Wanner does
fronj Paradise Lost. Heaven save! us from po
etical Governors, unless their poetical favors
be Considerably subdued and cooled by i
l: ''if ' ,r . '.'.
'I'g eUth mcn'l
A I.I. f M rcmn! I.nt., Jk. ! !
' 'Tf tiaims -against Uaniel
lL Pt es 4"cd, will present there fbr pay
blent wuhin ihdjirrio prescribed by! law, or this
rr w ,u im P cad-a in barMf their recovery -and
thosejndebied must make imrnVdiate ,.ay
A. W. BRANDON, .
ears of the administration, and which lias ever j Hngisftf common sense. We have iio objection
prompted it to moFC foolish boastsjof the strength : to as PUcalaiul silly aslhey please, so
d readiness of our government to contend i inejr out tne,r nonsense in. a state of
f :U' Li t V; 1 m t cJ spm 4uii me umes sire so sail y
i instead nt rnnfili. : i t -. . . J
with EnglanJ. 1 The ! Times instead of c'oncili
i joint, w hen our finances lequirethecooleslheadj
i Vr4l. H, BRAlin
except in a causel
atlOn. nOw tw.;.,l.. .-...f fh ivnnL-riocsnr llio l..l.t ! J .L J. :.!;.. 3 v . .
i j . V " T"? " i r uuu " bouuuesi juagment, when the lorrors
the administratiori has upon the people;ind Mr. of War are around us, and wc are already en
Polk's inability to ol.iain their sanction 6f a! war S gaged in a strife, the; end and rennlt of which
Uod only knoyy. it is no chikl's. play with us
this: election of Governor.5 Let us act as be
comes men, w ise, men, who can discern the
good of our CiHiutry-and resolute patrhdicmen
wIjq will dareto pre Iff their Country and their
uiiQiCA.oumrr.ta any niUlul party triumnh.
I he justice of
ic Times re-
which adiniti ofl no
trutisf mt MtXmt iel avrire tbiti unless
tHe. conduct jf IMglMli:- GoVeiiiiiUai 'M snflt
ruse a 6tron fik of escitemcnt aiuiieihiih the-
Vs - :.t i ?' ' :
! is favorablv rcj-n .
ments. A party ot Col. 1 wigg s Regiment of i f u h .
Dragoons, tuuler the command of Capts. May,
Arnold and Carr, arrived at Point Isabel on the , every Magistral
cvi-ning f the 'Joih inat., for the purpose of re- ' and every citlz ; i
cruSting their horses. ! place,-that they
- "-HU IIUIII mil 1 I . UlC OWOI.UCIll, O. 'mm m '
contains the followin- item : i to frCt!lt anc
1 firgot in the beginning of my last letter to j 0 you say,
say Jhe Com'd. General has ordered "that the !
blockade of the Rio Grande will be considered
as raised in regard to all vessels bringing car-,
goes fbr merchants in Matamoro, except such I Northeast
as contain munitions of ' w ar of ay description." Commenced oil 11
1 ho i ropic fays : lhq Mexicans were en-! , . i ,
.'.i -i. rif.'ti:.. .....i - . . . 1 and continued t
ui.ijn-u uwui iv uiiiiTftj up iuc river, liotu the .
Americans andjMexicans were waiting fr re-? termission of halt
inforccracnts, when another battle was e" pocted. i of water has fall
I .t n i.t .4 1 r-1. t ft , I 'l
Rain, Jliiin !
PoHtponcmCHt The sale ofthe pro.
tfrly'WlonAiuj to the estate ofi). II. Cress,
h i,bc.Mi p.vl4:rvl U Satunby the 1th Inly.
all forward or
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