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.On the morning of tne-ath trie enemy
mmenced the fire from his batteries at
Kp usual hour, which we now) eipected
agrfivdfalmorercpuIaly than OUtj break
fast, i fur lauur tummciiucu ugaiti , j unu
(ja tliA Tlh infantry was employed in
constructing bbrijtf-proof shelters, which
had become of the jmost urgent necessity
from jM great precision -with which the
fnpmy jnrew sncus. inis morning; our
coroinar)der determined to try some shells
from on ol' the twclve 'pounder howiizers
Sn the mortar batten'; but, being beyond
thelFeCUve rungfy nothing was done to
prevent, the enemy's fire from being con.
t;nuWl j - however, ,vc were even glad to
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iuiuoriU yv, UF VOLUME III
SIiilSBTOY N. C.,i FRIDIEMBER- 251846;
fcc&r the sound of jour own guns, kind the
qUflaratlrig effects of it on our men was
rerypercepuoe.jimmeuiatciyalte ournre
cfased the enemy became quite bold in
ou'r rear, presqrtfing, from the precision of
tbeff mortar lirMg nnq the perfect silence
ia tlic fort, that breat exdeution hjid been
ties of mounted men and infantry were
noiv seeti at a distance all-around ;us.-i-The
cannonade and bombardment was
continue, allowing us now andi theh;!a
respite of some 15 or 20 minutes. Brag,
Thomas, Johnson, and Lansing were or
dered to'fire a charge of canister or crarie
at the eriemyi whenever ah opportunity
offered to do execution. At 4j o'clock a
white Hag was shown at the old .build
ings in rear, and, well knowing its pur
port, every man took advantage of this
I opportunity to put himself and his: arms
in orderor warmer , work; the charges
were drawn,' fresh ones nut in. and all
were delighted at the approaching 'crisis,
which was then supposed to be near at
hand. Two JMexiotin officers advanced.
done, iReconnoitering parties of infantry and by direction of Captain Hawkins were
und cavalrv wetc seen all around Us, some
smajaflielAripj'bachirig within two or
brce hundred yards of the fort. Lieut.
Hanson', 7t!i infantry, with six dragoons,
wasentjbut to look athem, who found
the? enemy in force and constructing a
mortar battery bri this side of the river,
n.b9Ut sU hundred yards; distant, and a lit
tle webt of north of ud ;j to this work the
reebnrfoirteirincr parties retreated Vcrv nre-
cipitately ; land Lieut. Hanson, having ac
cumpltshcd ery c;allanly the object for
which; he was sent out, returned, bringing
lis im)onani iniormauon. lo-aay very
man jas, kept hard at work the artillery
at their guns. And the 7th infantry hi con-
iirpcing oomu-prooj,sueiers, lining ana
i!hAfc!rif?sahdba;;'ndmian wasidlel and
at.thUtinie, 'When all the virtues of the
American soldier! were called into action,
eVryjman wasj yclghfd in the jjalance,
and results have proven ' that none were
found Iwanting. r JS'lght, brought i s no re
jpite but (mm tHc fire of the enemy's can
non, and of' this!ven ''we were by no
infant certain. ; were fount! neces
gar)' ti bo placed; on the. counterscarp at
the saliejnti. Bajriers had to be removed,
and this must be done at night as quietlv
ns posibfe' Captains JIawkins rnd Lee
were sent out with their companies, cov
ered by a party of skirmishers, command
fdby Lij?ut. Ilpmher, to clear away brush-,
es and other obstacles. ' This work con
t'mued until one A. M., when r)?sr was
fou'nd 'necr.ary' for t he men, and they re
turtted to get whjit little they could, with,
arms in 'hand, at tho parapet.
May Gth. At the usual hour this morn
ing the enemy's; lire opened on us from
La Fortino de IiiFlecha, the moiffar bat
teries in its vicinijy, and the one yesterday
established on this side5 of the river. The
rnerny had now- 4 cross fire on us, and it
warmly ke bi u p. No exertion had
been shared to lessen our danger !from it.
as thejatmost exhausted energies of our
men well atte'stetj. We well knew at this
time tjia the eneiny had maskedj battery
In thcxhaparral north of east from the
fort and across the river, Irom which much
was to! be dreaded ; nnd.not knowing how
soon it wouldt onn on jus, prepanion had
to pe made for it:; reception. This morn
ing our eighteen-pounder threw sbme shot
so dirtcjOy into their embrasures, so as to
let them' know, we had a little ammuni
tion left? the compliment was directly re
turned by.'thcmklonQcif tho six's striking
the trunnion cap of our eighteen-pounder,
but dip it no harrn; rtnd, being 1 already
loaded, it returned a shot directly into the
embrasure from which it had just receiv
guc.j m u-uHciocK io-uay we were
deprived of the (services Of our gallant
commapaer. 111$ leg was shattered above
the knee by a filling shell. I; was near
him wjhenj hei" ft II, ftnd never shall I forget
blrbrve ana manly bearing uhder the
circumstances1, ! when, being borne to the
hospitkl, he turned to some of his men
wHo had collected aro md him and said,
"Go totyour Aork, men J I am but one
tmong you," Jle! lived until the ninth,
waen ho died of his wound, deeply lamen,-
ica oy nis regiment, n lie was n. brave
met by Maj. Seawell and Lieut. Brittoo,
who brought him a communication signed
by General Arista, demanding a surren
der of the forces underlhis command, giv
ing himone hoiir to reply. A council of
war was held and a very appropriate re
ply unanimously agrees upon, and sent off
in the allotted time. It was! now under
stood by- all ot pur men that the crisis vyas
rapidly npproaching, and every man took
the favorable opportunity of the cessation
ol hringto put Ins arms in first-rate order ;
at this all went to work cheerfully, and
seemed;glad that theylwere at length ;to
nave an; opportunity oij meeting tne ene
my hand to hand. The day had been ex
cessively hot, and,; laboring continually,
the meh were almost constantly exposed
in the burning sun. The. night came and
found us prepared-fort any emergency;
preparations had been ! made to hold one
part ofithe fort if driven from the other,
and even to barricade at bastion if so tight
ly presd ; all the means of barricading
(wagorf bodies, axles, and wheels) were
collected at those points where it wjas
though QPcessary, and every preparation
was made"lo. bold out t,o the last extremi
ty. The night passed off very quietly, but
we wefe constantly on the alert, almost
certaimof an attack the next morning. !
On the 7th instant, at 5h O'clock A. M.,
the enemy's batteries Opened on us, and
their spoils were thrown with great accu
dus and arduous duty to be periormed. -
ua mis amy sergeant NVragg, corporal j
JNlanson, privates Ballard and Mel ton dis
tinguished themselves by jtheir daring
bravery in approaching the enemy s lines.
Corporal Mansdn and privates Ballard
and Melton were always volunteers when
there was dangerous,service for a picket,
and invariably performed the duty most
gallantly. About ll tonight Sergeant
Wfagg,"by the fire of one of the; enemy's
piclkets. received a ball in his cap without
injury to himself, and retredted with his
picket, having returned the fire. A short
time afterwards a body of the enemy ad
vanced to within about three hundred
yards of the fort, and commenced firing
their escopettes at random, ;Sdmetimes in
volleys, each volley preceded by several
blasts 6n bugles. The exact I purport of
mis we couia not unaerstanu, inougn n
kept us on the alert all night, with little
or no rest to officers and meri. j This firing
was continued until near daylight, the
time when we expected the enemy's co
lumns to advance to attack us.
drawing! ttfe: fire of the enemy, bat work
ing ;withput!any regard whatever to their
imminent danger!. " The efforts of the en-
rrttf fVr5i K ft aria o coomorl nnw'tA ho
redoubled.! and the bombardment and can-.
nonading vere at this time heavier than
we .had yet sustained, and was kept up
constantly'; until some time after we had
head, of thle total rout cf the ejieroy at
Kesaca jdejla'Palma. At 5j o'clock we
saw the Mexican cavalry and infantry iri
precipitate retreat to the.river,but entire
ly outof the range of. the six-pound guns,
notwithstanding some few shots were fired
from iaj six and eighteen-pounder. The
latter jhiadj scarcely tired once before we
perceived ihe danger of killing our own
men, when the firing ceased on both sides
of the river. ? Our delight on hearing the
result of the battle of the 9th is indescrib
able.; Haying been harrassed for seven
successive days without rest, and perform
ing constant' labor during the time, with
uui. me cAuueujem 01 iiieeiiutr tuc enemy it c . ' .'
hand to hand, our energies were nearly I U;ited State$ t0 take poon of ,
PvK.,ncto,l JnA ,Vo naA, K, rct onH Mvance an army into the interior of
On the 8th instant, at daylight. This I an, opportunity to avenge ourselves. The
ere encouraged, he sava, br the perfidrof tbe
vou,noi uenerai u err era. v a rede a. he ,iri
- viaji oeen an QDSiinaie enemy of any
populat represenfatite Government 1 ben -be
heard of his projected evotutiori at San -Luis
Potosi he hoped ibat his opinions bail changed ;
but when be saw ParedeV manifesto V adbe.
sion to the plan of San) Luis Potosi,1 he foun'l
to be rather a diatribe against the independence
of thei nation than tbi patriotic: address of a
Mexican General seeking in codd faith a rem.
edy for the distresses of bis countrr : and his
I sinister designs ,vcre fully developed bv his act
vuuuaii,g u toe attempts to
reconcile the people toj the idea cf a monarchy
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ana a ioreign rnnce. y
He denounces and discusses at lengib tbe pro
p03al for a monarchical form of Government,
which be considers absurd, and impracticable.
He accuses those in faror of a monarchy of bay.
ing, almost in a direct manner, provoked tbe
fexas, and
rmy into lbe interior ot Mexico, in
order that lbe natibn might be reduced to tbe al-
morning there Was no evidence of the ad
vance of the enemy, and at ;5 A. M. the
batteries opened on us again from La For
tine de la! Flecha, La Fortine lledonda,
and the battery in our rear with shells,
and the bombardment was continued with
out cessation during the morning. During
the heavy bombardment, at the sugges
tion of Capt. Mansfield, a picket was sent
out to burin .the old house near the tra
verse thrown down the night before. This
was done py Corporal Mansori and private
Ballard, who volunteered to perform the
service ; and, as soon as they Avere ob
served, drew the fire of the enemy with
round shot and shells. The firing vyas?
continued during the day at intervals.
The flag-staff, being some distance out
side of th fort, and exposed to the fire of
the enemy, the commanding officer caused
a staff toj be erected inside the fort, and
the national flag of the 7th infantry was
raised. This was done by a" party under
Lieut. Hanson ; and, in erecting the staff,
s Quartermaster Sergeant Henry, necessa
rily exposed, performed his duty very gal-
pondue't of ofiicers and men, sent out on
detached parties, exposed to constant can
nonading from the enemy, deserves the
Mr." Colto, author of ihn t :
Tiraesbf Henry Clay,wihc Juniu T,
arc. nas in -press a new work
M THK JllGHTSW Labob. v.
stand, is to Appear in the paron1:.!::
u a price ynnin tnc reach of nil,
be published about the first of Oc! '
The followlng'brief extracts fru :i t
cbapter (bere are twenty in a!!)
iora some idea of the general drill :
a.This Republican empire was
on labor.'and was intended to Lj
Mby it. JThe fathers of the rn!:r ! r
rworking men.' The motli-t r.
daugflters worked. All claimcd t L
of supply ing'their own wants.
uwa arxs, inaustry, ana toil. Ti.
"us aemea oy. tne mother country,
asserted it forcei and acquired k i
); ne poncy ot their oppressor
weep in wages of American H :
to the European level, by prcUL,.
manufacturing arts and profita! '
rnerce, and by, confining the peep!;
Colonies to a few avocations as r
chiefly .agricultural, thusmaking
ing them dependant. The great t
the 'American Revolution teas to t
the rights of Labor, which corn ' :
all. other valuable rights. 1
t The : rights of labor, ihereforc,
Utical rights political in relatic:
eign State of political society t j
they are opposed. Thisisthe rt
I tical Doint of thin subiert. vl ir
special attention and the grave tt
Ye understand that the position
work are sustained and fortified In
ternative of suhrnltii nrr in Antrln. 4m4rirnn An-
mination, or adopting a monarchical form of! ful and labrlous selection of 1'.:.:
Oovernment. It-was was with il.U vu,. I """auon. iaz. int.
racy for about One houV, when there was r lantly. A new mortar battery now open
a ces-sation,; we were now much disap-
pointed, as we had hoped that, having de
manded a surrender, the enemy Was jat
least prepared to assail us, as we had be
come exceedingly tired of remaining pas
sive under so heavy a bombardment. At
7 o clock small parties of the enemy were
seen in our rear, occupying the old houses
on t rie roaa ana the old guard-house ot the
2d brigade. Bragg, Johnson, and Lansing
each gave them a round of canister ahd
grape, vihich caused tllem to dispersed
We were now compelled to be very par
ticular! 'n tne use 01 our arnmunitionoTor
cannon, as the supply was becoming very
limited; jvhilst the supplies of the enemy
seemea inexnaustioie, a they now corn-
highest commendation for their gallantry; 1 savs. that in 1844 and 184n. ul.n ii, k.j. k
aiid the cool and deliberate manner in control in Congress, they refused ibe aid which
7 1 he existing Administration asked for. tbe pur.
rnt j: : 1 : .1 !
jjiuiitru. lie uisiuiguistitcu sericcs 01
Quartermaster Sergeant Henry, Corporal
Maiison, and private Ballard deserve the
highest praise. P.
ed on us from the chaparral ridge imme
diately wiist of Fort Brown, from which
shells were thrown with astonishing ac
curacy fjve out of seven successive shells ,
bursting m the bastion commanded by
Capt. Lee, and in which Johrisoh had his
six-pounder. At 2 we heard the Palo
Alto cannonading coming to us in sounds
that couldi not be mistaken, ahd lasted un
til 7 o'clock. During this time the bom
bardment and cannonading was kept up
on us continually, and the excitement in
our command cannot be described. A
short time before sunset a column of in
fantry was seen advancing on the road
to the PalO Alto, having crossed at the
upper ierry, ana a large Douy pi, cavairy,
menced throwing iron shells for the first j which had crossed below, advanced in the
time. it was supposed, irom the nnng,
that oneiof the mortars had been removed
from our rear, and we had every reason
to expect it in a very short time from an
other direction, as t4ie enemy commanded
far mofej preferable positions for batteries
than they had yet selected. The bom
bardment was continued at intervals lat
the pleasure of theeneimy, taking time to
procure the ammunition from town and
same direction. These columns reinforc
ed Gen. Arista. We now well knew that
the attention of the main body of the ar
my was diverted from us ; and several
officers expressed to me a desire to volun
teer to stofm the batterie, bad it been
deemed expedient byvthe captain com-
1 An officer from tbe army, who was in Fort
Brown during the siege, has communicated
tbe following to the Albany Argus :
" A gentleman, a Mexican resident in Mat.
amoros, informed me lately that tbe Mexican
General in command of that place and the Bat
teries did hot make up his mind to fire on Fort
Brown until late on the night of the 2d May.
(The kttack, you will rercomber commenced
at daylight on.the 3d.) About 2 o'clock A. M.
on the; 3d, the General sent an oflicer to my
informant, with his compliments, saying 4 that
be had determined to open his fire at daylight
9I1 the; Americans, and as the town might in
turn be fired on by them, and its inhabitants
endangered, he gave this warning, in time for,
preparations to be made suitable to the occa-
sion. The gentleman was astonished at this
decision of the General. In company wiih
others, he had previously endeavored to dis
suade ; him from opening his batteries on the
fort, urging that the United States troops had
an advantage over him. They could not only
fire ohj his gtins, but on the town, damage its
dwellings, and destroy its inhabitants. They
advised him to confine his operations to an in
yestment and an assault. It was generally
believed by them that the latter plan would be
adopted. The Mexican commander seemed
willing to embrace it. Imagine their surprise
vhen, at 2 o'clock A. M. on the 3d, they were
informed that in a few hours tbe cannonade
pose of defending the integrity of tbe national
He makes no direct or earnest profession
of an intention to prosecute the war against tbe
United States, and does not speak of this coun
try in the usual terms'of vilification.
He concludes by disclaiming any desire or
intention to exercise) dictatorial power, and
therefore proposes thai tbe Congress about to be
assembled shall be empowered to regulate all
branches of tbe administration of tbe Govern
ment, and that the provisional Executive he en
tirely under its control. He also recommends
that, until a new constitution be proclaimed, tbe 1
constitution of 1624 he adopted for tbe internal
administration of the departments.
Santa Anna left Vera Cruz on the 18th of
August for the city of Mexico, The papers
give no account of bis arrival there ; but one of
them, the Republicans complains of their wait
ing bis arrival to forward reinforcements to the
army of the north. Santa Anna, it says, is not
the nation ; nor is General Taylor a night er
rant waiting the arrival of a new champion.
An official letter of Gen. Ampudia, address
ed to tbe Mexican Secretary of War, and dated
at San Luis de Potosi, 13th August, speaks of
the march of Gen.. Gaines upon Monterey ; and
Ampudia promises to set out tbe next morning
with the brigade under his command to retrieve
the laurels lost at Paid Alto and Resaca de la
Palma, though he says he himself is not well,
and the greater part of his men are recruits,
without clothing and without artillery.
A letter from Monterey, dated the 28th of Ju-
How happened it that tbe General changed I ,v sa-vs ,nat tne7 exPect UeD la',or lbere
his mind so suddenly ? A fact may answer
this question. On the night of the 2d, between J
10 and 12 o'clock, two men of the United States ;
2d art.illety .belonging to Capt. Lowd's battery of!
eighteen" pounders, deserted to the enemy.
.Thjpy were active and intelligent, but unprin-
manding. ! The night was passed quietly. cipled hien. They knew exactly the amount of ;
9th instant. This morning tne batte- j ammunition in the battery, and on their arrival '
rh th iinimnnifinn frm nu,n nrt 1 r ps nnenerf on lis a?ain the mortar on .uaiamoros fqwrieu a. aiiu uiinaneu oiucr
to coot their guns. We lost several horsesi this side of the river having been remov-! information concerning the works. On the
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ave the flag raised on the staff i than half oi
side of the fort, and, the hal- J 0f tne
to day uind one of the wheels of a caisson'
of Bragg's battery was disabled. .Qur
bornb-proofs were now pretty far advanc
ed, and served to protect our men from the
sun whilst engaged inlmaking sand-bags, j mined to hi
and the relieving parties for labor. Again, 1 on the out$i
at 2 o'clock P. M., we were annoyed by i liards being Unrigged, the topmast had to
the lire of escopettes, from the bank of the be lowered to replace them. : Lieut. Han
river and ravine, so distant, however.ias ! son, with Quartermaster Sergeant Henry,
to be harmless. This cowardly actionon ; and privates Collins and Howard, were
ihe partof them applied to be permitted sent out to perform this duty. It could
to pick them off with rifles in case they not be done without great labor and ex
showetl ! themselves. It was about this ! posure to the fire from the enemy's batte-
and gallant ofliceV, anil will long be re- time a Mexican officer was observed Ire-! ries, which was immediately directed up-
membered by his fegirhent as one of its quenlly to take a position in a tall tree, on on them notwithstanding, Quartermas-
wightest ornaments. t the other side of the rjver, to examine in-
boubthe 15th of August; and although their
small army was prepared to make a good de
fence, they expected a defeat unless the first
brigade of the army, which left Mexico under j
the command of Garcia Conde, should arrive
The general of division, Don Pedro Cortazar,
had been appointed general-in-chief of tbe army
of tbe north. This was subsequent to the over- pine, the Doctor showed that g!
throw of the late Government, but previous to be cut and bored as readily as an;.
American Board of Foreign Mis
tu:. ivj.. : . . .
a ins uuuy is ui present in seii.;c:; :
Haven, and is very numerously
From the treasurer's report, and t:.
of the general secretaries, the f
statistics are condensed :
Auc.uinount reccivea mio
ry during the year was 82G2,o:c,
ing that of any former year exec;
and the expenditures for the sarr."
have been 8275,003. Of the Cil .
ariessix have been removed bv
No unexpected obstacles have i:
the missionaries in their work.
44 The number of missions is 2 u,
cing 93 stations, with .131 mi
inH OHQ rom.l.i. 1 .
sionaries, in all 312 sent from tL:
try. Associated 'with these are
native preachers, and 132 native
making the whole number suppc;
the board 494. '.
"Under the care of themissicr .:
73 churches, gathered by their h!
which 100 members have bet:,
during the year, which embrac
converts from heathenism.
The missionaries also have t!
of seven seminaries for educating
preachers, embracimr 487 ttudt:
boarding schools, with 1817 pu4
free day schools, with more than
pupils; whole number of pupils VA
Besides these various and a!,
labors,' the missionaries have the (
15 Drintiner establishments, with :
es and 40 founts of types, and fi:
for printing in 27 languages, .
whole number of pages printed d.:r
year is about forty millions. or ah-
000 copies of books and tracts."
Class Cutting. At a mcetin ;
Royal Polytechnic School of he::. I
Ryan illustrated a method of cut:!
boring glass by common iron imtri
employing, however, a solution r
phor and turpentine, instead of t!.
. - i
preparations, sucn as emorj', ui;
copper, 5cc. By keeping the in.:
moistened with the camphorated
4 tx v.,... i?nPf Po,D,l0c nA statemeut oi tnese men was, no oouoi, lounueo
, , - i , i . c i i rv i the suddeil determination ot the enemy to can- '
the chaparral ridge west of us,; which fired , m . f as , lh
accurately though much further oil. Ibis ; and if siblei assault it. Gur batteries had ! Paredes was a prisoner in the city of Mexi-
morning me captain commanuing ueier-; j ..... ammuni(ion. Cant. Lowd fired more, ht nr.t in s.rirt rnnfinpm,nt. H hP
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e arrival of Santa Anna.
metals. This is a secret well wort:
Washington', Sept. 1 C, I
his ammunition during tne six hours for h DasstDOrts. whicW ;t i said would be sr. ! Afessrs. Gales & Scaton : Th
Jgktot the 3d. Ihe remainder he dealt out en q QQt ffom tLc - Baltimore Cli;
, necessarily with a sparing hand. He was on .... ... this date. About five years a2u, I
i sources, for no one could divine the probable i papers do not seem to indicate much enthusi-
duration of the siejje. Our feeble means of de- asm in favor of Santa Anna.
fence provoked tbe enemy to fire on us from
their town batteries, believing, no doubt, one !
day's cannonade would exhaust our heavy am- 1
munition, and thus render an assualt much less
hazardous.' To cap the climax of bis baseness, i
Oar intelligent Pensapola correspondent, says
the Picayune, in a letter dated Sept. 2J, says :
Information has been received at the Navy
.i i . j .1
ter Sergeant Henry and privates Collins :r "V
Can .. Hawkins-was now in command, to thej effect and range of their shells ; j and Howard stood on the cross-trees at noied a ,ce at the company and battery to
analUlly impressed with the importance from his position he could observe the ma- ; least twenty minutes, during the time ex- j which ,;six hours previous, he belonged. The ! Yard, by this day's mail, that commodore Perry
oi his" position, he Kvasi active and encr- nocuvres of the piece directed by Brags: nosed to a constant fire of canister, grape, ;;
rfrmprnmrar!ps of the deserters fmanvof them : a nAw Vn K;a wtw nt t- iaL- -ommaild of the
gctic ji the exercise ofj his command, and j in person, and was once or twice driven 1 and round shot. They found it impossi- j'theirown countrymen) distinguished themselves ! Gulf Squadron in place of commodore Conner,
was ably sustained byj all his officers. ; very precipitately from his position iby ! ble to raise the topmast, but fastened it in raSiCOO( soldiers during the siege, and were loud ; This information is ceneralJy believed here.
ae, cannonade i and bombardment was pointing his rule at him. Ihe bombard- position, and raised me national nag to , ,n lneir expressions ot scorn and contempt tor
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B0y4kept up irregularly, and duHng the ment was continued without intermission ; the admiration ol the whole command. the men who so cowardly deserted them in tho
intervals of cessation; small parties ad- until sunset, and more than two-thirds; of i At the suggestion of Capt. Mansfield the
miIla.UUlllg Uiiiuci uiucicu a. paiij vi
ed into Mr. Masi's jewelry
told him 1 had found out a metho I
ting and boring glass. There v. :.
on his counter a piece of plate
! took it ud. went to his turninrr-lat:
t -t , cj
; with a common iron drill, bored
j glass. The piece of glass is here
; closed for your inspection. I kept t
; wet with spirits of camphor.
Yours, with respect,
W. D. PORTER, U. t
The piece of glass which Lie.
Porter has handed to us is smccii
fanced, under cover ot the ravine and old ! the-7th infantry baud were lost to day by comm
nouses an4buslies in our reari firlnjr csco- the exbfosion of a bombshell : and Private ! tailed to burn the houses ahd fences in
pcttcs,Vhich;annoycd;us so mucli that it
as.iouuu, necessary td order Job isonand
prazg to give them a fJ,
W cluster; shot ; rrorn the six-pbunders.
ac escoprues weregehcrally aimed at
ie scnljnels land gunriers on the ook-out.
Serving the force of theenenrv now in
asjng around .Us, oqcupying thb tempo-
cnixencnmenis icii uy uie enemy, it
Moody, of II company, 7th infantry, lost rear, which had been occupied by the.en
hour of danger."
neatly bored with a hole about .
of an inch in diameter. 31 r. M r
furnished the annexed, note on
his arm.! It was now considered neces
sary to remove the traverse thrown up by
Gen. Worth's command before the fort
was corrtmencsed, and about ninei o'clock
Capt. fMiles, in command, with LieUts.
Van pohijand Clitz, with eighty mjen,
Were sent out to level it, with orders to
emy. Sergeant Jones, of C company, 7th ;) The Union-says files of Mexican papers
infantry, was sent out with ten men to
perform this service private Ballard a
gain a volunteer to burn the houses. Capt.
Mansfield S accompanied this party, and
each house was burnt successively under
- mougaiinat an assault migtit shortly f silently as possible, in order not to draw j and with ax
7.' expHctedr-laii'di one! -,pf the Eighteen- the enemy's fire. This dangerous bpefa- ! bushes and
poucrs, underfjhe jlirection 61 Lieut, tion wasj accomplished with' astonishing tween the drag
lnsing, was'trdrisferred from the south-, rapidityjand it must have astonished ihe ! fort. This! part
st bastion, f Citnt. Lord's to the north-1 enemv thw npvt mnrninp' to flhdi that! it i nf tlift enertlV U
' l . t A i t r . F
tcra oasiion nitu
to the &6th of August, inclusive, have been
received at the Navy Department. They
contain little of interest except the ad
1 dress or; manifesto of General Santa An
na to the People of Mexico, dated the 16th
the fire of the ertemv's batteries. Lieut.
use the utmost precaution, and to workjas ! Gantt, with a party ot twenty men armed, !of AugUst.the day of his landing at Vera
es, was sent out to cut away jiCruzi It is a paper of some length, amy
obstacles on the; ground be
Commodore Perry it will be recollected, sail
ed from New York, in command of the steam-
ers Spitfire and Vixen. The Picayune, which j ject. Aisf. Int.
is disposed to credit the above rumor, tays : j Wamiwcot, Sept. 1 0, 1
Commodore Conner s said to be in failing ; gIR. j collect distinctly yo'jr i
health. To 'his cause is attributed, by officers j . mc (ftbout five fiince) t!
in the squadron, certain miscarriages in the v discovery in borir, ;
Gulf which have been a source of chagrin to j " the aid.0f carnphor or spirit,
the whole Navy. It is impossible that coromo- , , n ,
Ire Conner, who. be it remembered, has done pentme. Y ou cut and bored en
,h State irnod service in davs irone by. would turning-iatne, witn an lron cniJ,
" ' o . J c . .
prefer being relieved at this time, when sick
ness and the infirmities of age are pressing up
on him.
The United States brig of war Perry sailed
uon encaniuuieiu aim iuc - T .
i i a u r i language and sentiments.
ntil recalledhv the com-S Helcommences with a sort ot apoiogy ior me
- T . W m m m - j- W - t - . m
tSeaweirs,) which had been done without their notice. This manding officer, bringing in with them old jpart which he 'played, subsequent to i.J4, in
covered by a detachment j of barrels for juse in the fort. Shortly alter ; forcing , a strong Central oovernmem upon
commandeu Dy lieui. x-oi- 'z o ciock i ja. wc ueuru mt? ic-cuagc- j, tne country, wuicn ne aamns um uui iraun m
I . . . . . .'. . I r . . I 1 .1 4. I . . . . .1 - . -
k-'- ! ' .. JV VJ
ffttnX I"' 'n't.iLt ..L.. .L.J 1 LiiT.J ! ir-i:
- -tvn. v a ma iru u was ooi- ( uki imantry.
-1 uciure u was iounu necessarv to lire ter, wno nertoi
. 1. ! .
and carefully framed, and temperate in from pengacoia on tbe 1st instant on a cruize j
oh Cuba. Ihe uaritan was nrnj
and it was thought she would sail for Vera Cruz
about Sunday last. The United States steam-
ship Mississippi will soon follow. , .
pieces of glass. 1 have since t.
discovery in boring glass for clod:
Yours, with respect,
seraphim ::
Lieut. W. D. Porter, V. S. N.
or wo rouncjs of canister at the sharp
footers of the enemy, who endeiyoredto
. "tiiieinsefves in tne qnaparjrai nush
J tieag the oldj dragoon encam nment ;
ij11' firing pf the eightetiri and six-pounders
iHTQVt the fiharrt-i;VonlAri nfT '.' S T A
Lltnl .'.. I I . J .. ..-J 1 rrmttn f ! . i f tin rx rmiOC Vt'VlinVk tr llCOfl thp ITKWt ' . .! . ' - L J La .Kr!l.iils V, '
" wciioiiiieu ins uuiv wivii rj'vnk nielli oi iuc i.uivh vumou nIllt nrosncrilv. aau u n"uica iu ,
t';tri Kii.Aoi.W VAo rinitw nr ' n1nr-r.rf oTo!f pmpnt in rvnr rnmmsrwl. as l! 1 ' 2 . i .i r.:i..-. ' ." 1 The
own tho river. The guard was leg- we could distinctly perceive the advance ji -j,- t , . iTe then-hrieflv re. i bas been
yl detailed from the7th infntitrx, and ' of our artillery and.musketry, Our ope- ....U.; out in a
nbn-commissioned officers knd tHen rations, however, still went ji). This af-;! r 7 . I f is
. . . i -. ; i t.i. n-nitf drfimnittprpn ma uuiciuuiriii e utc
T LfArtnn I lailf ! I O. I VS Wa S SP n L fill L W 1 1 U ii ' J "" r . t .
on the
AC thrt 7 h inf;4nlrv rlo.rl.rorl thA riVL-
guard dtity, at this lime the most! danger-1 a'party to Cut away the chaparral bushes, i: exile.; The aggresstons ottne unuea oiaies
The Mirier'Journal of Saturday says :
Hot Blast of the Valley Furnace
roofed in, and the whole: works
full state of suspension. ' The
surmounted with a barrel which is
labelled Dallas's nightcap:
George 'Bancroft, of Massachir
be Envoy Extraordinary and :
Plenipotentiary of the United Kt:
Great Britain and Ireland, vice L
Lane, recalled at his own rep:r
JohnY. Mason, of Virginia, to :
. . r .t Vatrv nf St'.'
reiary oi iuc w Mw
Hon. George Bancroft, resigned.
3 :
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