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; Itcvioir of the Career, Character
' f I and Services1 of
RnpublwhcJiroui the North American and U. States '
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Editor 5 Proprietors,
HIS EARLY HISTORY.
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VOLUME V, NUMBER l&
ALISBUR Y, N. "C, THURSD A y7 AUGUST 17, 1848."
I AVAR WITH MEXICO.
- Few pctfibns ever doubled that the an
nexation of Texas, Urgedlns it was, by
1V Pdtir ifi in snirit of enntpmnt rind
mince to Mexico, and with the haughtiest
Matarnords, instead of the more distant . only safe, but covered with glory. The and gallantry ; and in no other were there
not think it "entirely sale to
by his force furthlr" at the time.
No: it js obpous, as from his letter of discretion and mercy of the
Novcmbei 7, 1845 that the veteran's mind 1 commander.
It was, undoubtedly, the previous anx
in which individuals,
'ates and non-commis-
Frm the V. 1". Ereninq Fosf of FriJaif evening.
ARRIVAL OF THE AMERICA.
Loredo, because that was the nearest place ; hosts of Arista had fled ; Point Isabel and ' so many instances
to his depot at Point Isabel, and he did j Fort Brown were permanently relieved; j and especially priva
rwir i n n L' ir anri pa if csiiu t r " can rnro n nn viof-n i .11 1 v . r c : 1 . .. . .. . . .
uvmv,; iuaVaiuius mm nu me mexican sioneu o licers. dis inrruhed lhpmso vps wrvrv mva ,- t-t,.
! towns of the Rio Grande remained at the j by exploits of chivalrous daring. In the . T! . , a "
disregard iof consequcncck, could fail to AVas full of kinUier thoughts than those of
icau a war wun mat country. 1 he war battle and victory thoughts about the
was foreseen, -ir not actually ucsireu
Kof .u 1 r.i u,r sirai" America amveu nerc at one
kI" . 111 U1C l" - 1 "ll,CtV 1 ,ei l u 01 V : ock to-day, bringing Liverpool dates of the
i every bush had its combatant, every Jit- house OF rnMMnvs v 91
about the-, iety and alarm which gave such unusual . tie opening in the thicket a fray of per- 1
soldiers, if .depth to the impression made on the na- sons oof files; and for a time," so close '
II nHftlth nnd Iivipe rf Ki nnnr
tlft rrallV SOtlht nnI intonrlnrl In K nrn- I L t
, Y ' V 1 i "'"F'icu; u jo i summer marciies, in umi uonai ieenngs by these two victories and furions wis tho dht w inpvtrip-il!v i , .. -' iumu huuu-
vokcd.ns o new clement of political in- unhealthy icIinW to found the posts con-1 But. intrinsically, and in eve vsnect erwoven w re t he n p ?J ,, I S ;a',1 wi!l- al ,ho6i,li"S f-k ! 12
: i,'uc. and a means of popularity for the j .emplated by Government on the Rio ', ib,y were greatvenU, ?ul? of aS'e 1 ta I I D n s t I T'- """TT r'"" ' """f
udmmtstrat.on. At all events, the proba- Grande. i I cknnot urge too strongly up-! and most subli.ne intert They se tied M""lo?!ib ' J ' -r !" Wd H1?'","!, r u,'h,er
bility of such. a war was manifest enough. on the Denartrhenr" he savs "the neees. ' as it WPri ih whl . ,?"'eu' . v F - ? "a,ier.-os "'ec..mi. uscltss Ihcj cl.ul governor or governors of Ireland, until the
(the whol. country anticipated it ;) and I 7ty 0( 3 those Zt's before the i'sult of 7he Min wfr ."h ' "? P0."- ' a"-J' Sroap or force ' llr.5' of M"cb' 19 19' 10 f" 'J d-
it wn'nro idrd fnV nnnarentlv hv il,n ocoupin uiose ptosis oeiore me suit. 01 tne ftlexican war there never of Mexicans which Americans were not lain any person or i.ersonj sujpccicd of con-
who wQn Sia St from 1 mt will ft.A T 1 "il and driv- be, W poU and Gov.
raer taken Lit Holiness 44r.t ! .; .
inlerpref iht-ir freedom literal.
-.A letter from Corunna nr.n
Kngluh tefel had hndej Rln,
Spain. AnoiLer defeat hal I t s
the Carlists. One of the
crossed into Fraoco, rat about t
Intelligence haibeen lecriv,
f war a Italy to the Kih ir. .
monies army hxd urrnunJcd th
tua extending from Cartalohc ti 1
Lombardiau troops Lad arrire '
Gen. Nunxante Lad, after his c "
junction wilh Grosi, whr had t-'
and had nearly destroyed it. V'.:
ed a HUo Cite, and Monlelcot c .
heavy contribution. Gen. Win-
sent from Naples to replace Nir
The Milan Gazette, f.f the 1"
M. MoricLini Lad returned fiom V
a fruitless mission to Iunpri:c!v
The Emperor of Austria d?clh.
discussion, and ihe Mini.Mcr tt
gave evasive answers. We there
that Austria is not dtpy?cd to ut'
independence of Italy.
The lireslau Gazette ftatej t!. :
government Las already decl uc! i
I form commercial treaties with x.
j German empire, and to acknoui.
i The Ucrlin Zeitungs-IIallcl cf .
tradicU the report that the IV! - ;
preparing for another insurrcctL :.
which great honor and profit might be ex- ! bended, with ef ery precaution to be taken; Europe that the militarv enerfrins of tl
pectus llie great mistake oi the con- but the informktion which I obtain leads American people had not suffered from a
irivwjtvna ivamly supposing that the me to believe that a summer movement long peace, and from devotion to com-
rtriZP Of Vicforv Would f;i Win tinr cirn ! 1.1 U. i...Jj..i ...M! I ' - . -UUI
lrCM.i:. i f" "IT .1 V r. -V .uu.1? uu ?uei ueu wun &reai expense oi i merce ana me arts ot industry that, in
They! did j not dream that a Fate above
them, of which they were the blind iri
health and lifet"
fact, nothing was easier or more: natural
Sent tOiTcxks, ostensibly, and as he felt (than for Americans to follow the lessons
stve and conciliatory course, to preserve
peace and avelrt the horrors of -war., Re
luctant toi mofe, and moving only, upon
the Rio Grandp, when positively ordered
by the American Government to do so, he
went desirous jbf peace, but prepared for
war, andireaqy to repel and punish any
assault which this forbearance might not
prevent, j It was not until March 29th,
i84G. while bn the banks of the Rio
Grande, that h was compelled to abandon
his hopes, andl acknowledge that the at
titude of the; plexicanb was " decidedly
hostile." Jtisj foreign to our present pur
pose to coimmint on the order of Govern
ment vvhicLh induced, or exasperated, therrf
to assume such an attitude; but when
they threvy down the gauntlet and drew
the sword; the soldier of Okeechobee sigh
ed ; yet he wAs in a moment in his har
ness ; andUn six weeks, Palo Alto, and
La Palma, alid Zachary Taylor, were
names for) history.
1 lALO ALTO.
Who can far get the state of public feel
ing in thciUn ted States produced by in
telligence of te events on the Rio Grande,
v Mrumcpts, was using them, their plans and and believed, 6nly to guard the new fron- of Washington, -in peace
' Jhcir projects, to build up the reputation , tier of tho republic, in the vicinity of a T war," and so be always ii
I ol a new -and great spirit, before whose people whom fie considered " well dispos- every exigency of fate '
,rv..,r., ,,.. iUuia.UUUiu uuw, iih; eu lowarus our Lfovemment, no ueneral
the genius of Anthony before that of Oc- j in the world could have entertained more
iavius.: .It bus happened with the last as ; pacific views and fishes; none could
swtth the. first of American rulers who j have acted more faiiWully and judicious-
' i Vr c"(mesi oi mexico. when y upon the resolution, by a purely defen
uiu uiaMjuct, uiu governor oi uuDa, in
1.120, projected the invasion ot the emnire
I of Montezuma, bis grand desire was to
procure a general to execute his will.suf
licicntly' competent for that purpose, but
not ' famous, oh; !rio !- an obscure and
modest man, and so perfectly destitute of
anibilipn as to be willing to fight and con
quer In the name for the benefit of Velas
quczj nierely, without any selfish aspira
tion !jf his owmjjThe rcsultwas that
Vbl.iSfi'ucz" chose the humble fcortcs, as
the agent to yin his laurels ; anj we know
how it all ended, immortal rcnoyvn for
Corses contempt and .oblivion for VelaS-
qucz. '' .
,Whcn Mr. Polk sent Brigadier General
'ichary Taylor, with the troops of the
Onitcd States, to Texas, to fight his three
months war on the Uio Grande, it never
entered into his calculations that the then
comnnjntively obscure hero of Okeecho
bee might return from the campaign to
l,.fll nil I.Su
ju.lliiu jiUI lit IIIqIIIIUUO .lllllltJ Ul IC
iivnvMi, uuu uiisi nun iruui uiu bf.ai
of honor he ko unworthily occupied.
There Is, however, a special Providence
xin,thc jfall of a sparrow, and there is, cer
tainly,, not less in the unexpected uprise of
a great man, modest and unambitious, to
pMver and dignity among the chiefs of
mankijndJ It was upon the Rio Grande,
rcmoiil from'his country and from succor,
amid deserts; surrounded by Mexican cha
parrals and Mexican armies, outnumber
ing, three or four fo one, his own small
and ill-appointed force ; sent thither, in
the midst of all those dangers, to perform,
at the President's order, the needless bra
vado1 of planting the American lias on the
banks of 'the long-coveted Rio del Norte, !
ana uie sun more supcrliuous uuty ol pro-
.tcctinj the Texan frontier from Mexican
'invasion ; it iwas there, in the first clash
of thoj President's war, the country sud-j
denly j)ccamc aware that it possessed, in
-;Mr. Polk's general, a greater man than
Mr. Ppl(k, a towering spirit, with new and
mighty tlcstinies, worthy to be united with
its own'. There was the thunder of bat
tle ; the smoke of cannon ascended to the
.firmament, and with it a name a thought
United States Postage.
Mr. Hume asked Lord Palmcriton to nro.
At lasf t ore nr ilo ntnft
thing on the Mexican siJc. yielded before !
the unconquerable resolution of Taylor ucc l'ie further correspondence between the
and his little army. The spirit that die- 1 authorities on this subject.
tat eil tbp rpm.nrt.-nhlA rlnnntnK pp'mnrl-. 1 Lord Palmerston deferred answering the
able as the utterance of a resolution at
once so calm and so gigantic " should the
enemy meet me, in whatever force, I will
fight him," meant the last clause to be
understood as the promise, not of a fight
merely, but of a victorious one. Taylor
meant to do it ; not an American in his
army but had set out in the same spirit,
meaning to do the same thing. In what
ever way effected, the General had infus
ed his own determination and confidence
into the hearts of all his soldiers ; and
ning of the 7t
those two dat
0th of April and the eve
i of May, 184G. Between
?s had occurred all the e-
vents, successive steps in the progress of
war, betweenjthe murder of Col. Cross in
the chaparral, and the departure of Gen
era 1 Taylor if om Point Isabel, at the head
of twenty-three hundred men, to cut his
way to thb relief of Fort Brown, through
the as yet unnumbered hosts of Arista.
The public mind, in fact, was on a sud
den stunued and alarmed by the novel and
dangerous cijrcumstances that had arisen.
There was not merely war on the Rio
Grande, but formidable, urgent war ; and
to prepare for
in readiness for
The history of
the battles of Palo Alto anil Resaca de la
Palma will ever be as captivating to A-
e"J'"dV"" '';n'.r''ll:hnJ sot out -lo relievo Fort I
t X rnnn et mucin anr t r
national glory. ! '
Was it not the "bulging" system of
tactics, which General Taylor resolved to
employ even against Arist, with all his
might of armed men, occupying defensive
positions selected by that General him
self? Nothing was ever hjsard of, in the
history of the war, more d.-jring than that
jrjarch of Taylor, on the 8th and 9th of
May, to Fort Brown, in which, to proceed
at all, h e- was obliged to chiarge right up
on and over the lines of Arista's army of
upwards of six thousand mtjn. It. was at
noon on the 8th, that Arista, in complete
order of battle, posted at Palo Alto, and
occupying the whole road to Fort Brown,
was perhaps surprised if not actually
confounded by the return of Gen. Tay
lor, whom, four days before, in the Mata
moros newspaper, some Mexican idiot
perhaps the General of the North himself
had charged " with flying in sd coward
ly a manner to shuOiimself up at the
Point." There he was again, with his lit
tle army eighteen hundred infantry a
gainst Arista's four thousand two hun
dred horse against two thousand encum
bered, too, with a train of no less than
three hundred wagons, carrying the sup
plies for Fort Brown ; there he was, in
deed, that " cowardly" American General,
who was soon, of course, brought to a
halt by the majesty and terror of the Mex-
mn arms !
question until Mouday.
Mr. M. Gibson said he hoped tho govern.
From tie Riehtnoml T.
GEN'. CASS'S WESTERN .
TIONS WHILST SECUET.
It will be remembered, that I?. :
A. Wise, in Lis testimony girrn t
fore an Investigating Committer
ment would consider that the establishment ol of Keprcsentatives, in January, 1-
an American line of packets would be ot great
advantage to the trade of this coontry. He un
derstood that tho present cause of complaint
was that a duty was levjed upon all letters
brought by American packets, and be could as
: sure the government that any such distinction
made between letters brought by those packets
and by English packets would have a prejudi.
cial effect upon both countries. I
In answer to a question from Mr. Hume,
The Chancellor of iho Exchequer said that
" I Mteve that Iwis Ca, S. er
ensaeS in tperulating in the ',-
retary of war."
How much ground there wa
charge against a personage h V.
highest and most honorable r T.:,
try, the reader may learn from t!.
traordinary. development : j
From tie Louistille Ju
" In 163C Lewis Cass, Henry II .
Smith, FraocU Markoc, Jr., n J H i
then ot Washington city, fornW x'i
hfincn. it wnetli.it covpnn linnrlrrl men negotiations wore going on between menca
this day, rushed at once right into close I o Lruish goveTnmcut, with respect to the Uociation under the title of the "W ,
qua-iers with seven thousand, driving , post oII,cc- r t, Tr rSo.l lh.r 'Tfu'at;r-: '
llUjli.l .j;, , me i9tciauoii ceruiicairs o: .-
. r. ; r ii .
i" ws. ii 19 as tuiiuws;
"De it known, that Lewi Ca-, 1
FrancU O. J. Smith, Francis Maik-.
McIIcnr)-, on die 2?ih day of A r,l. .
ed into an association, wi;h tli t
$220,000. for the purchase and -.' f
certain Western States and Trnit :
according to certain article of oi r
date, and signed by said partief.nnd t .
proprietor of thom-anj i! ,'
thorti r-vl 1 mnll A . t. 1 .1
i hi- in, cn tiicti, iiuiii uit-ir icuouuis, iuun i- , , , . ; to us
CUUSaheiiirav ne.thoirthinlcPts.nov.thnir . ul c,a. pi wu aafq uccn m un
! oamn itsplf until tb Mvl.on ADi'T 'I"? ePPctat.oa of finding it part tf our pain-
4. i . i . tul duty to announce some terrible convulsion
an utter jj.ut, and Arista and his troops, in Irelnd ,)Ut lo lhig wliaterer civil
chased by a handful of American horse, aml criminai acts may have taken place in de.
rather or observation than injury, to the ; fianc0 Gf the law, the public tranquility has been
Rio Grande, seized upon the friendly op- ; preserved. -
portunity of night to place its waters as a I We are now arriving at the period when
barrier between them and their now ter- either all the preparations made by the Con-
rible conquerors. Taylor remained again federate clubs must bo crushed, or that some
upon a field of victory lamenting, how- fearful outbreak will occur. The chief leaders
ever, the loss ol thirty-nine killed, ana
! ninety-three wounded, officers and men
of whom Lieutenants Inge, Cochrane and
i Chadbourne, were the highest in rank of
! those slain; while Lieutenant Colonel
to a deduction of one third fart cl
thereon, and to the payment ofo f
of the Confederates are. now either in prison,
or under prosecution by the government for se
dition or other misdempahnr. Smith'a Tim.
The purchase and manufacture of arms is lfsihr "'"Z tW I'i
. ; it t I i I ?du laiiuii, auu iw uu vim i i.
piocL'cuing rapioiy in ireiana
last weeK stanus ot arms were pur
whereof the aggregate sum- f pec it.-.!
ten certitkale has been paid; tlc i, !
dullars bein? a portion of the capicj
to said in raid article of a.-f'
a T T u in i ri i .1 .i Aj'isi wuck r?ii fiaiiuj ui iirm were our-
j Mcintosh and Captain Hoe, of the 5th in- ii i r. i 1. 1 r v u r
t r . , , i i.i chasod by the Dr. Doyle Club, of which, Mr.
fantry, were, both by rank and the sever
ity of their injuries, most distinguished
among the wounded.
The loss of the Mexicans was never
accurately known, but was always be
lieved to have been eight or ten times that
of the Americans, who gathered nearly two
hundred of their dead. But the injury to
ir : n i iiL..t
Did he intend to run away a second ! ilc,A,cu "T" nVL.ue, counieu y i.e . k. . cu
time? Poor foolish Mexicans!! At two ! mounded, picked upon this fatal field.
.ii,. u - i Here tell her pride, the dream ol her mar-
o clock the Americans were in motion , 1 V ,t f . .... .
7 tv j -..tr 4-.tial merit, every thought of her ability to
Dufiy, of tho Nation, is the President. Twen-
ty thousand stands of disused military flint mus
kets have been purchased in London for the
use of the insurgents, and all coming over in
IJyland, the noted pike-maker, has left Dub
Jin, for Carlow, with a, large consignment of
f The rebels have prepared a m)ap of tho city
of Dublin subdivided inio districts, in each of
He it known, also, that Mi l ?!
whole, or in parts not less than one i,
an a:sininent of this certificate ly 1 .
or hi Attorney, and record thenif!
Secretary in ihe transfer book of l
"Wasliiiitoa City, li-3 J.
This Association Ibr the r :r;
speculation, was firmed when Lc
Secretary of War binder Mr.
Cass himself, the chief of the
in 820,000, and others paid in
at the sarue
my of rJ?ay
moment, the garri ions at Fort
.int Isabel, and the little ar
or, marching and counter
support both, seemed about
to besvvej)t away by the rolling avalanche.
Arista had dressed the Rio Grande in su
perior numbers ; the chaparrals were
swarming 'vith his troops; Fort Brown
had been st tiering bombardment for four
1 i i Uita ilium i-iY hu lfc cinucij out -
-aision of future eminence, which, in ; rounded ari cut from any communi
A moment, struck upon the imagination of tio wthhe American General, except
ijf jiiii i- in uie utmeu oiatcs. ,.,. na JOIJifi up ftfrfirififl thrnn?h the n-
' ,.nA ;., 17 t.i: r .t.
advancing in irood order, lirmlv and rnso- i . . . . . . -
O D J , "
Iutely until it was necessary to bring the
kinc a total ol 8120,000.
which, the points at which the clubs arc re- ' capital of 8220,000 was not! t '
ppeclivciy to muster, and where barricades are
to bo thrown up, are indicated.
It is now arranged that if, upon the forma
the arrows and the olive-branch. The
rampart of the Rio Grande was annihila
ted, and the republic of the silver moun-
Mexican cannon into requisition; to com
pel the fearless desperadoes to halt at se
ven hundred paces, and unlimber their
own artillery. But why should we re-
Yt n t Vi n ft- 1 t I rIa v r m 1 1 I o t. t r nir
1 . tRins stnnfl nnnn nnrl nr1nnrnnti inpnnn.
erT boy, nay, to every girl, in the United , , r , . ' ... , . ,
States. All the boasts, the promises, the b!efof beinS an' lhlS hSher ih !hc
effortsofthexMexicanchiefcamefonaught; " victim of our vengrance, or any thing
vollevs of j?rar,e strHt-xo-pmsand rhar. ,ower lhan the object of our magnanimous
vunt?a Ol 111 d )c -airrtl dlicllil -mill Ciiir- ; . . rrl . I' l 1 1 Ti 1
V 1 1 n . 1 , JPitV' Ihe victory of Resaca de la Palma
ges of horse, were alike in vain ; and at J . . . c x .
1 . r 11 .u u . r . 1 u 1 was, in ciiect, the conquest ol oMatamoros
night-fall, the hosts of Arista retired be- ; r- V- -i c u i
w 1 u V-1. c .1 u ii 1,1 ot the Rio Grande ol all the country
hind the shelter of the chaparral, and the . c . r.u i ,
. . , . 4 . i . 0,1 to the loot ot the mountains to Monterey;
Americans slept victoriously on the held i n .1 u. 1, it
, -r, , t4, 3 l , and all these mignty results, which im-
KntllA lnr I r n Karl ri nmc nAl rtf (M'n f j '
, . 4 , 1 r j mediately followed that great leat of arms,
North. The eacle of the pricklv-near and tion of the iurv to trv Du(Tv or his fellows, it
serpent, after two severe buffets, had shall appear probable that a conviction will bo
flown away, screaming, from the bird of bad, the clubs are to rise immediately and pre
plan of tho Association was I
ihe Wett and hold them up f ;r a
of value. Cass being Secretary
in virtue of bis official station. Lav !
advantages over piivato indivl ! :
ciation gave him tho control oft:
ness. He appointed the age:t j
tries of land selecting his own
greeing lo be responsible f r !
ajrent went to tbe West and u. .
Mortified, but enraged, and Reinforced
were-magnificent trophiejsvon for and d
with niOJUitrQops, iinumbergjeatlx
ceeded his losses, Arista fell CaclTto tlil
, .. r T ; iiiiu uuu ouuin iu 11 t 1 i,iu
strong the very strong position pf Resaca , n
de la Palma, where he hoped to enjoy a and . k tQ an ei)Jr
vent the trial by an anticipatory, and, as they
hope, a successful outbreak.
FRANCE. ' j
Whilst the metropolis of France is still un- ;
der martial law, and a vast army, under the 1 all under Cass direction, at. 1 1
command of an energetic dictator, keeps under j reclly and through Lis rsen?, i :
restraint all tho ill-subdiied passions of discon- J the management of the lands,
tent and resentment still lurking in the hearts J After several years delay, t!
of the vanquished insurgents; we can scarcely J iL Association began lo Lave
expect any very great amelioration iu the cou- ' cions that thcro was little cr t;
dition of the Parisians. ; their getting anything for tl- ir
It is, however, satisfactory to state lhat order their applications to Cass for ii.r
utiu a lo.crauic uegrec 01 iianipniii cuiiuiiuu
to be maintained. The disarmament of the
affected in the various, arrowtisscmcnti is ri
ft' 'C Ji y ' nroco ntoit tn- 4 W Viii TTTi f Kr n rrrnrrI rr,i.Miali !!'. wl i.l Inc n nnrnlionclin coninc In
" " M - v q . it. i 4 . y f . M .v--ri L b lliv lit. ruuuv ' - v 1,1 1 u "11 1 Lanvu yJ ' 1 ivcj i. 1 1 ( 1 . ii 11 - :t ' 1' ' w
It is not necessary that we should re- , tcrmedium pf signal guns and the desper- ceedeu nis losses, Arista iea onckio me j j j sought to prevent w;tr who was prevail of a recurrence of the recent fierce hos-
history of the appear- ate agenfcybf the daring Walker.
nM ami nrnrrrnfu tf fwinnnl fVu tf n 5 umc Ii s t if Vi Awholp milllif. miTin
Texas, at he horftl of the Armv of Occu- 1 filled with anxiety and boding fear. Then great success, but, in reality, onlV awaited
c .: ac n 1 ,.,0c Kitfori,- o.nnc0,i tKmvnntnn Ins own linal and overwhelming over
Utiiiuil, IIUIII Ilia itiiujiiig ui iiauaaa iu.j , im, uiiu ui"-i'j iivuou, mu '"
7 . .5 i. - .-I i . .i ; t f ' ...L U A t hr
in July, iftio, until tie met me iuexicans improviaeuce oi ouveriiuiciu wmcu imu
at Palo Alto, ten months afterwards. All sent so sfnall a force of Americans to en-
the circumstances of this period, describ- counter, jn pat remote spot, far from re- j
d in his Official correspondence, have long 1 inforcementp, the shock of the Mexican j
been )efpre the public, which is familiar war it had o rashly provoked. Then, too, j
with every detail. All that we need pause it was lhU Ihe words of Taylor's last des- j
to remade is, that Gen. Taylor, however patch, onjlekving Point Isabel4 Should
ilnctino.1 (n min tnnnivn in tlio nnnrnnoli.:' tliA pnpmV iTIPnt m. in whritfiVftT forCfi. I !
ing wW went to Texas not to make war shall fight him" disclosed a hero equal ; tion of the Army of Occupation and the change whatever in Gen. Taylor's views
RESACA DE LA PALjV
The Americans slept on Palo
. . . , . . i la tl
its calamities unties ; the sittings o! uio .National Asscmuiy
nnI ivr.n nn.n are iitit intruded unon and i u tc rn;pt eu uv a
t.IJ4. UU. V II w
theti. in th mnmcnt bt his Ptent triumnh. ' clamorous mob, the
while doing full justice to the heroism of;
ot no avail. lotuinz e-'-
learned from him. Afier a o :
each other, tbey appointed .
Hubbard, ono of their own t.
since U. S. Senator from New
look afier their interests, an I a'
and his agent had dealt by llcm
disorder bein confined to 1 ctly. Mr. Hubbard opened a c
7 4 a
his officers and men, who had fought so
well and bravely, yet indulged in no ex
ultation unworthy of his calm, humane,
! unselfish, his truly lofty character. Did
their own Chamber: tho theatres have been re
opened l.y t ho aid of the Government, and many
a field of victory nine killed, aud forty- j these victories, which intoxicated so many
nine wounded; but among these were Americans, and begot all those novel no
Ringgold and Page, whose names will re- .:ons about the COnnucst of 44 Mexico,"
main identified forever with the recollec- inevitable destiny," &c., produce any
with Cass; but failing in ctcty
satisfaction from Liin, Lo wrot a
forming tbo honorable KccicUry
ho was a rascal; and the 1. -i.
was quiet and silent un-.'.cr .
Hubbard charged bim wilh su S;
who are only fn their proper ciates. Eveu to this day, the A
A' ihe j:;o;, keepers have resum-id business.
Gen. C:tvaignac pursbes the even tenor of,
hi government, and appears so fir to possess
the confidence of all parties. Whether the
not been able to get anything c .
Wc arc authorized to make tl..
not desirimr. not even expecting war to to any emergehcy ; but, at the same mo- ; campaign on ine iuo orauue. jiut. ucaw
occur: but. manifestly, hoping or think- ment, that hero, marching with his petty j day, the 9th ol May. dawned wun me as-
iog-f tho; wish was father to the thought" twenty-thHe hundred men, plunged again j surance c-t another name. Amia, uraw
. I . ... . , . . . . r! .1 a 1 I in rr t r. rr r. li rr nil his InrfPS. With rPintorCC
that there would De no war. and that i into me iviexican uesen, auu-was v -
.i i .i n i i i . I . i. . i-. r .in-m.t mpntc fmm hftvond the river, was en
i n a nAC Ann r i nf.ni" I tin t-ir txi-. T I in ncf n I iih i i i i i hi 111 i.iiu iili iii,u. j '
mw iiikdVilvb vi . 1 un mil i null' l 1 1 ii i. , ij& w..vw.Q.. j i m - . r Tl 1
.' in .i 1 i rv . f ' el .1 , l..,k IronnhpH in thft ravinft fit l.A lfaima. in
tier wouja imvc me goou cuecioi remov- ah was, lor some unys, auspcuau, uyuui, -..i- v . ,
ing tbe'only danger, by preventing the j and painfuf speculation. Every man had ! the very heart of the chaparrals ; whence,
otherwise! possible inroada of exasperat- for his neighbor an anxious query about although, on the preceding day, the two
a xtt-LTL'tZ ri1 c Ti;t. onnn.ro K AmnrUn pmwsnr, Gn Taylor : i armies had measured strength n a kind
undeniable, both from bis official letters 44 Had he Ttot marched that army to inev- of formal duello ot artillery, at which , maganimously. with a gentle and pitiful
ml b;u't nn.l fmm nnil,in'mn r.lr. I 5tKU ATlnr.tion ? Had bp. not hftcn sur- Arista had been beaten, it was (manliest forbcarance in all thinrs. Had bis mod-
ly than bis calm and just accounts of the rounded, iri those thickets, by overpower- j he could not be driven unless, in close eratc spirit prevailed in tho councils ol u ;i, , i:ie violent oppHsiti-.u made to it, com- as the man that nominate!
f.:.. c- n. mini,.,., t:a ; mKlU nnd tKw Ka nrnshprl rnt fiffht. in hand to hand rencontre, at the ti1ft Administration, we should probably rw.; S1 far to m.Klifv It as to defer it being buluinore Contention lour 30
t'tbAILtLII 1111 ttlit.1 lllttlllAI IllCliaillllUlia lllii HUIllUbldi uijv. HH.IU wv... v.w.a'w., . O ' . .. t. .1 ' i-v. .
"on the Rib Grande ; for he always scout- to pieces. bfr compelled to seek safety in point of the sword and bayonet. And have had an earijer peace ; and, we can
cdthoATild rumors of gathering armies, the calamity of capitulatiou ? Rhe should ; this was precisely the character ot the we,j believe, it would not have been less
that designmgmcn, anxious for hostilities, have the good fortune to reach and shut fierce and sanguinary "'eot Ea lalraa, honorable.
cnt homo : from his indisposition to "call ; himself up in Fort Brown, how long could I in which Taylor renewed the attack with ; (7b he Continued.)
for yolimecrs from the United States," be maintain himself there, waiting for re-1 only about seventeen hundred mpn. Can- j
vhicb he did not believe would "become ' infbrcemetits ?" In short, the country was nons roared and horsemen charged at ; t t ie,o,rOTn ivv
necessary, under any circumstances ;" ' full of sucli speculations, and the anxiety tirst, as on jne Precui.s r buuur, .u. iu.ioo 1 -
anu jrotn the fart tbritnlthnno-h inslructed Decame, u possible, still more intense. ni waaBuuuvuu.vy.-.- j-r?
or wishes '.' Did he ever show any in
crease of war-appetite ? Did he not, in
fact, remain till the last, the samo calm,
moderate, merciful spirit, who had no
burning passion to go on indefinitely kill
ing Mexicans and conquering Mexican
territory, but was anxious that peace
should be restored, and thought lhat the
United States could afford to treat her
element in the midit of anarchy and confusion.
will tolerate a dictatorship one single day Ion.
gor than is absolutely necessary, time alone , a member of the Association, a 1:
ran reveal. A great dial ha to be done be- paid $10,000 into the Lands if ('
e a rcputiiic can ue esmuiiaueu upon any m, ua .......vv. -
; ever in consideration I l.u t:
fortnant requests us if the Uiu,
call on the Run. Henry HuV, s
ment of the truih to demand r f '
lion of the letters lhat passed 1 '
: Cass, particularly the letter to t!
lary of War. We shall cne! n '
piper to Gen. Cas; ii bo lias l:
' let him spea out or'au'.Loti 1
! ran3 to sneak out for. Lirn. Mr.
The Paris papers of AYednf jday have now
reached u, and the AtsemMy bas presented
a-ain one of those disgraceful scenes which
have been rccasionally exhibited sinco its
formation. When the .question whether the
education al the Po!ytcjhuic and other schools
should be entirely g'raiaitou?, or whether the
rich should pay for lhs education of thePr pupils,
cr..r n. r.riin!e"nt agitation look olace. and the
Covernmeiif, a!th-ugh i! carried the resolution, public are aware, is a proronu
. v . . vnvy law illtll (iiiuuuii 111011 uvitu i'www.w.w. - o , 1 1 L, 1 ,
by Mr. pancroft,acting Secretary of War,1 ! when it wias suddenly put an end to by a ; of foot approaching loser and f loser to
as early as June 15, 1815, to occupy a ' fresh arriypl from tbe seat of war, with each other breaking into partiesfo thread
post'" on or near the Rio Grande," he a- i the astouii ling account of two marvellous the dense thicket--and so engaging, at
voided doing 8o (Mexico having made ! victories. 1 Palo Alto and Resacade last, squad to squad, man even tq .man, , in
nu tirrmrni An s.t an am a , i'n ma 1 trj 1 iu im: : iiiui tr.a aiii iiiiii'ii ill a 1 ck. iv 1 1 1 v ui v aa -
vi u.1 uiiiiii aii t ii . 111 1111 1 1 1 11 1 1 1 i'i 1 ;i 11 v a aa iiiiu a v v www - - - - - . j .
r- . T vyiwumiiru uji uiu 1 icoiucni:
mcrs of January' 13, 18 1G, " to move for
i,-.i . ....
" ftu wim lis lorcc lo the K10 Urande ;
aud! there b selected the site opposite
, l c a. ,hi tni. hnttln in modern time
nle iCro was no loss, were there ever so many opUlunUics ; that animates .he Amjn P-.
U'n.iichnnnr. ihe nrmv was not I civen for the Jisnlav of personal courage ' 3- '
IIV VrfWV J M m- j - - U
At the dinner given to General Mueius
and Quitman lat winter, in the city of
Washington, the Vice President said,
with point and verity, " there is no Am
erican father who will not exultingly
highway, ;and say to Ui
on that oiil biley
ylor I' " .
loubt such is the spuit
bro:i"hl into operation Until 1."0. . Noti..-Mr.Hfnry Huaru a :
The point in dispute was not to important as j Hampshire, from 1635 10 lsll.-L .
opened atid advised declarations 01 iiiC
that ihe lime would soon come for ' THE TRIUMPH -'i 'i
i..g from the rich u hatever superfluities they ron mrn
possessed." The tioyernmeiit amendment, " r 1J : , " r;..
Loved by (Jeneral Lafno.icic.c. was car. ied cations of dismay in the r..
after a ffi-htfal tu.uui.i The. l,e,ident was ty than arc now dicot c ral
ivt ir-n r nm lled to i.ut ion Lis hat and anWin
1 . 1
the filing, aud tho tiebale was lesuuuu me
Letters from Rendsbourg of the 10th July.
. '.I T I. . ' I I ;.rrM.litolv
tf-.t.. ih.it wr wr.u l'oiimaiK ni nuui' .-
Olk" - T
recommence, the cen
of uoaeo having
r .... A tit
Court, the democrats wi-re
im pledges of the party t t
Taylor. Tbey see the'ro .t
are anxious to prevent it ;l :
there is no earthly hcj ..
doubts anv where among !',
Taylor men. All is conlM
1 - i ll.. 111
The tuivcra publics P,''f answer to ; mJc atld dlsn,a' " "
the Uoinau Deputies. Ii is of some importance, ' ,h. i,MnJ tiinWel o'er 1
. . huwi:v ' tLut the Ujii.au Commwus Lavt 1 or oott..:rr th-!l uiaasj.U 1'? ,