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Between my government and a orei'g-nnation
1 never k a question : JlfV dOVERXMElST
IS AL WA YS RWHT." Gen. Taylor.
F or President
General Zacliary Taylor.
Major James S. Rollins,
For Lieut. Governor,
CJcn. Nathaniel W. AVatkins,
of Cope Girardeau.
saturday, february 19, 1843.
" telegraphic meeting.
We have been requested to slate that
there will be a Telegraphic Mf.etixo
in this place, on Monday, the Gth day of
One half of the Boon's Lick Times es
tablishment is offered for sale.
The paper has been in successful opera
tion eight years, and commands a patro
nage equal to any paper in the State, out
of St. Louis and is offered for sale in con
sequence of ill health of one of the pub-
To a pi actical printer, the situation is
a desirable one. An immediate sale is
Terms Five hundred dollars Cash.
Mr. James T. Sweuisoen, Agent for
O'Uihlly, of "Telegraph notoriety.
ited tir town tins wcck. wir. o. is on
WBV lO 1'url Livuveuwui in, c&auiiiiwu
route, and ascertaining the wishes and
ings of the people, on the subject of the
proposed Telegraphic lino from St. Louis
to the Fort. On his return trip, he propo
scs to feel the pulse of the public, on the
subject of taking stock and if the requi
site amount i3 subscribed, the work will be
commenced. More anon.
The near approach of the Pij
election, and the anxiety of the friend's
different candidates, is bringing this subject
prominently before the country. The
pres, in every section, is speaking out, and
there is a feeling growing up which it is
best, in all such mailers, to keep down, in
order that when a candidate is finally
agreed upon, all can cordially and harmo
niously unite. Intemperate zeal, for a fa
vorite, who may be unsuccessful, can do no
good; and harsh terms, or unguarded ex
pression?, to be perverted, or modified, by
the common enemy, after the nomination,
should be avoided. For these which are
sufficient and many other reasons which
might be given, it is wise and prudent,
when preliminary discussions are indulged
in, or become necessary, they should be
characterized by mildness and conciliation,
and an imperturbable regard for candor.
Since the commencement of the present
session of Congress, this subject has as
Fumed a new phase. The friends of one
of the most prominent candidates have
entertained the belief and assumed
grounds tlto that effect, to a considerable
extent that he could be best, and most
triumphantly elected, without the aid or
sanction of a National Convention re
lying upon the glaring nnl-adininistration
of the government, and the unanimous call
from all parts of the country, for such a
man as he was universally conceded to
be : honest capable faithful to iho con
stitution untrammelled by personal pledg
cr, and entertaining the belief that the
President of this great Nation should be
the President of tho People, and not the
President of a Party, as their hopes of
success. Our friends in Congress have
taken a different view of the subject, and
have fixed upon a time and place for the
holding of a National Convention, and to
this new state of affairs, we cordially and
heartily accommodate ourselves, pledging
its nominee our full and zealous support.
not doubting that our mast-head, after its
deliberations, will present the same in
criplion which was placed there some ten
months since, to-wil: 'For President, Gen
Zaciiary Taylor." De this, however, as
it may, there shall be no abatement in our
humble efforts for the success of our party
13ut, ore not some of our friends, either
by doing too much, or not enough, assum
ing a position, which forbids their saying
as much? or, at least, are cramping some,
in one case and exciting others to take
unsafe grounds, in the other?
We much fear some are being led into
the meshes of the enemy, at first cautious
Iv. but now boldly laid. The administra
lion at Washington is, and has long been,
busy; and its organ daily teems with col
umns of matter, carefully arranged with a
view to foment dissentions, and array the
PwruVWtTVT I h
friends of one candidate against another
but more especially to break down the most
fomidablc; an exposure and explanation of
which, we find in a paper which is very
seldom wide of tho mark in such matters,
as follows :
Correspondence of the N. Y. Courier.
Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 1848.
We have official confirmation at last of Gen.
Scott's suspension from command, and of Gen.
Worth's relief from arrest. General Cass esser.
led both these facts in the Senate to day, in reply
to a very direct and unavoidable question fioin
Mr. Crittenden. I understand that the Admin,
istration lely upon certain warm, and perhaps un
guarded expressiors in Gen. Scott's unpublished
letters to the Department, to sustain ihem in the
plea that General Scott is suspended and recalled
at his own request. The true objoct of the move
ment is political; the Administration hope to ex.
cile a sympathy for General Scott, which shall
divide the Whig regard for General Taylor.
l hey seeK to create a current ot leeling in favor
of the former, to break the resistless sweep of
enthusiasm for the latter. The trick is tolerably
shrewd the game will be most unscrupulously
ployed; but it will not succeed.
But this is not the only trick they are resorting
to for the accomplishment of the same object.
They are busy in circulating rumors concerning
Gen. Taylor's having committed himself to Loco
foto measures. A democratic Senator from a
Northern Stale, is publicly quoted as authority
for (he statement, that Gen. Taylor has written
to Locofocos in Michigan, encouraging the belief
that he is of the democratic faith. All kinds of
rumors are afloat here concerning statements said
to have been made by Major Bliss one that Gen.
Taylor would not accept the Whig nomination:
another that he was in favor of annexing all of
Mexico, ore, occ. All these rumors are mtn
out foundation. They are the coinage of polit
ical tricksters, invented for the purpose of iniur.
ing the General's position with the Whigs, and if
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pUCOIIJIG lUUMVG IJII1I JUMIllflg HS 1110 VI Hlg
candidate, l ney are utterly Jalse, and are so pro.
nouncea oy tuose nere, nest qualified to express
an opinion upon tiiem.
Gen. Taylor in his late brief speech at Lafay
etle, declared himself most emphatically and ex
plicilly in favor of "a speedy peace, ly which the
honor, the rights and the interest of both Icepub
lies would be secured." Does this look like fa.
voring the unprincipled scheme of wholesale and
forcible annexation? It is not plumply opposed
to the Locofoco project of conquering the whole
of Mexico; of dismembering her territory, and
sucking her Iileblood; a project lata! to her "hon
or," reckless of her "rights," and ruinous to her
"interests.' VV hat more ran any man ask than
the explicit and admirable declaration of the
chief who has done so much to fight out the wai
lo a speedy and an honorable issue?
Gen. Taylor as I have said already, is the only
man whom tne Administration fears to meet in a
canvass before the people. If he is the whiz can
didate they ere doomed! They will spare no ef
forts to undermine his popularity. They dare not
attack him openly, but they will do all in their
power to destroy him secietly. They cannot as
sail his reputation, but they will playoff others
agonist them. Hence their persecution of ocott
fence their petting of Worth, llenco the Union's
fypocritical eulogies of Mr. Clav. They will
use every possible means of dividing the Whig
party in reference to Gen. Taylor, knowing that
it is only in preventing his nomination as the
Whig candidate that they have the remotest
chance of preventing his election.
Add lo tho above, the following, from
the leading whig paper, of that gallant
whig State, Kentucky :
Correspondence of tho Louisville Journal.
Washington. Jan. 5. 1848
Gentlemen: Since my arrival here, 1 have
conversed with many men from many quarters,
and read letters from places wide apart, and I am
surprised to find such coincide of opinion end
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similarity oi language among tne judicious in re
eard lo the whig candidate for the Presidency.
Lvery one feels it to be a shame that Mr. Gov
should pass from life without the highest tribute
winch the people can pay to his incomparable
talents and public services; but almost every one
thinks that it will not do to run him again. Men
say to run mm is to court deieat; tliat his name as
the v lug candidate would be sure to rally and
unite the entire Democratic party, with all their
personal and party prejudices and animosities.
The desire to see Mr. Clay President is not more
general among the Whigs than the profound con
viction that he cannot be elected. It is barely
possible that the zeal of Mr. Clay's ardent friends
may end in his being the candidate, bul it is not
possible that the circumstance of the canvass of
44 can be repeated in 48. Iho high-wrought
excitement, the undoubting conviction, and the
deadly disappointment and dispondenry would
bo wanting. II he be run, it will be from the
feeling that duty enjoins us to encounter sure de
ieat under Ins banner, rather than seek victory
under any other, Iiut then there is no such feel
ing as this, deep as ilia regret is that Mr. Clay
must be given up.
It is as clear as the sun that the public mind
will Iix upon General leylorasthe Whig candi-
date in spite of all that politicians may he dis
posed to do. JNothipg can avert the tide of feeling
in his favor. In some parts of the country this
leeling is an undercurrent not perceived at a dis
tance. There is an effort in almost every quar
ter to conceal or smother the real feeling of th
country, from admiration, sympathy, and respect
lor Henry llay. But even where in the free states
you find the newspapers carping at Gen. Taylor's
position, the leeling in lavor of him of which 1
have spoken has swelled lo a deep and wide
current which there is no opposing or diverting
There as elsewhere it is felt that defeat with Mr
Clay is certain, and that victory with Gen. Tay.
lor is hardly less so. The writing and speaking
politicians may not know this they may eontin.
ue to utter with feigned earnestness the old stere.
oiyped commonplaces, unaware of the growth
and maturing of that public sentiment which they
fancy all the time they ere controlling: but I find
that even in their neighborhood tho same state of
public sentiment exists.
And now, with best of feelings, prompted
alone by a desire for harmonious action, to
the end that we may ultimately prove suc
cessful, let us ask those friends above re
ferred to, if, in view of this Stato of
things, which tho most careless observer
cannot fail to have noticed, and all must
admit to be true, in remaining silent, or fur
ihcringthe designs of the enemy, by open
or masked acts, they are not pursuing a
suicidal course to themselves, their friends,
and the country?
Gen. Taylor is the man for the crisis
we earnestly invoko, and hope, his
friends in every section, will orouse them
selves to action. Let the "smothered feel
ing of the country break forlhl "Admira
tion and sympathy" for others, wo know is,
and have felt to be, powerful. But duty
requires the sacrifice, and it should be
cheerfully, albeit it is sadly, made.
Wo do not know how we can better
conclude this article, than by inserting the
following extract from a recent letter of
"Potomac," tho regular Washington cor
respondent of the Baltimore Patriot :
A Member of Congress, who has just returned
from a flying visit to Richmond, informs me that
almost every Whig member of the legislature
ihcre is for "Old Rough and Ready" for the Pres
idency! The Whig members of Congress from
Pt nnsylvania, 1 believe, are pretty much in favoi
of the same distinguished individual. The tide
seems setting in favor of General Taylor from all
quarters. Let Mr. Clay now come out in the
great crowning act of his life, and declare in
favor of his eminent friend laylorfor the Presi
dency, and "Old Rough and Ready" will carry
II before him, and be such a President, in many
respects, as Washington was. Let these things
be done, and the fame of Henry Clay, will be
greater than that of any American, except the
rather ofbis country.
MR. CLAY GEN. TAYLOR THE
Wo have been permitted to copy the
following extract from a letter from a dis
tinguished member ot Congress, from one
of the Northern States, to a gentleman in
this place :
Washington City, Jan. 31st, l?4-.
1 I accord entirely with you in the
opinion that "Old Zuck" should be the Whig can
didate for the Presidency. If things can be man-
seed right lie will be, and we shall have a cam
paign not les brilliant than that of '40. Mr. Clay
is with us pcrtcntlv composed and will, I doubt
nut, do the right thing. When did he ever tail to
sacrifice himself to the country When I look at
his noble firm his dimngenuous countenance, and
his beaming eye, 1 can but feel pained at his polit
ical fate. But who would not rut her be Henry
Clay, and always right, than to enjoy all the hon
or!) which can result from the chair of State, filled,
at it has been, by such poor creatures as John Ty
Icr and James K. Polk!
We may here remark, that Mr. Clay
has many warm and devoted admirers in
this Slate, who equally esteem him with
the distinguished writer above, and of all
others would prefer to see him elevated to
the Presidency; not that filling the office
would add to the imperishable wreath
which now encircles his venerated brow
but for the sake of our common country,
which, indeed, has fallen into dangerous
hands: but like him, they " can but feel
pained at his political fate" and are look
ing to the hero of Buena Vista as theii
present first, and only hope, for a standard-
bearer, under whoso flag the "Goths and
Vandals" can be successfully put to flight
In his hands, the country will be safe and
should the present war not be brought to
an honorable termination, before his elec
tion, we have his assurance, in a recent
speech in Louisiana, that "the object nearest
his heart was to bring the war to a speedy
termination to restore peace and amity 6c-
tween two neighboring Republics, who had
every motive to cultivate good will, and whom
he would much prefer to see vicing in the
arts of peace, than contending on the field
DEAF AND DUMB.
We learn by a communication in the
Glasgow News, from Rev. A. Munroe, that
the Board of Trustees for the St. Charles
College have made arrangements to con
ncct with that Institution, a department for
the instruction of the deaf and dumb, and
will be prepared to receive such pupils at
the beginning of the summer term.
Persons desiring information on the sub
ject as regards time, terms &c, will be in
formed by writing to the Rev. Isaac Eb
bert, President of the College.
Tea Paktv. Tho Ladies of Glasgow
give a lea i'arty at the 1'resbyterian
Church in that place, on next Tuesday even
ing tlie proceeds ot which are to be ap
plied to the purchase of a bell for the
Church. We are requested to tender the
"compliments of the Ladies of Glasgow, to
the ladies of Fayette and vicinity, and re
quest the pleasure of their company on
LATER FROM NEW MEXICO.
We have been favored with tho follow
ing extract from a letter dated:
"Albuiq.oq.ue, New Mexico, )
Dec. ISth, 1847. J
"The expedition South, against Chihuahua,
was organized by Colonel Newhy, and the troops
have nearly progressed lo El Passo a portion
being in pos.es.-uon of this place. The arrival
of General Price, however, has caused a halt,
and no forward movement will be made until the
General receives orders from Washington, which
are expected in a few days.
"There is no news of importance. The state
of the country is quiet. I do not think there will
be any trouble in this department hereafter."
C7"We are requested, by a decided and
original friend of Gen. Taylor, to respect
fully inquire, through the " Boonville Ob
server," whether Mr. John C. Richardson,
the gentleman recommended by tho Coop
er meeting as Elector for this District, is
favorable to that distinguished man, as his
first choice for President?
OCfSenator Colquitt, it is now officially
slated, lias resigned his seat in tho Senate of
the United States. His letter was delayed
on the route, and was received at Milledge-
ville just as the Governor was leaving for
Virginia, and tho vacancy has not been
TEL 13 RAP II
FOR TUB REPUBLICAN.
Washington, Feb. 8.
Senate. The House resolutions returning
thanks to Gens. Scott and Taylor were referred
lo the Military Committee.
Mr. Baldwin's resolution calling on the PresN
dent to furnish Mr. Trist's propositions of peace
to the Mexican commissioners and the counter
project was adopted.
The debate on tha Ten Regiment Dill was
Mr. Miller addressed the Senate at length in
opposition to the Bill. He contended that llie
present force in Mexico was sufficient to attain
the legitimate purposes of the war.
Mr. Niles has the floor on this question to
On motion the Senate adjourned.
House of Representatives. 'Mr. Brodhead's
resolution to allow the widow of the late Mr. Horn
beck the funeral expenses, just the same as if he
had been buried at Washington, was referred
to the Committee on Accounts, after an address
by Mr. Atkinson.
Several bills of minor imparlance were re
ported, read twice and referred.
The Loan Bill authorizing a loan of eighteen
and a half millions of dollars was taken up.
Mr. Vinton moved to substitute sixteen foi
eighteen and a half. He argued the whole ques.
tion at length and predicted that more would be
wanted than is now asked for.
On Motion the House adjourned.
Washington, Febunry 9
Mr. Dallas resumed the Chair. Mr. Dix, of
New York, presented the instruction resolutions
of the Legislature of his State, in favor of the
The House bill confirmatory of the boundary
between Missouri and Arkansas was passed.
The consideration of the Ten Regiment bill
Mr. Niles addressed the Senate in favor of
the bill. He was in favor of holding both Cali
fornia and New Mexico, and would vote for sup
plies of Iroops necessary for accomplishing this
purpose. Mr. Underwood has the floor on this
question to morrow. The Senate adjourned.
House of Representatives. The Speaker an
nounced that the first thing in order was Mr
Bolts' report from the Committee on Military
Affairs, providing for the filling up of the regi
ments by giving bounty lands, and likewise pro
viding for the transportation of sick soldiers,
which was read twice and referred.
Many other bills were likewise reported end
Mr. Fisher addressed the House at length, in
opposition to the "Loan Bill," deprecating the
errors of the course pursued by the Administra
tion, as being calculated to tender the difficul
ties with Mexico interminable.
Mr. Thomas, of Tennessee, replied to him,
defending the Administration.
Mr. Marsh got the floor to reply, when the
committee, rose and the House adjourned.
Washington, Feb. 10.
Mr, Hannegan introduced in the Senate e
Joint. Resolution which was read twice and
referred returning thanks lo Col. Doniphan.
Mr. Cess introduced a Joint Resolution au
thorizing medals to be given to those who had
distinguished themselves in the recent battles,
which was read twice and referred.
The bill providing for the increase of the medi.
cal i-uflfof the army was passed.
Air. Underwood addressed the senate in
strong terms of opposition to the Ten Regiment
bill. He opposed the acquisition of territory
even if it were to be accepted as indemnity.
Mr. Turney has ibe floor on this question to
In the House of Representatives, Mr. King,
of Massachusetts, presented a petition signed by
nine thousand Quakers, praying for the speedy
termination of the existing war, which he moved
lo refer to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
Mr. Cobb moved to lay the petition on the table.
Mr. King called for the ayes end noes. Upon
this motion an animated but short debate arose,
in which Messrs. King, Cobb, Henley and
The question was taken by ayes and noes end
decided in the aflimalive.
The consideration of the Loan Bill was
resumed. Mr. Abbott opposed the war and the
course of the Administration, to which Mr.
Brown, of Mississippi, replied.
On motion, the comaiittee rose, and tho House
LATER FROM EUROPE.
New Yobk, February 10, r. it.
The Steamer Sarah Sands has arrived, bring
ing dates from London to the 22d ult.
On the 21st the markets were dull, and corn
was offered alone lo two shillings declino on pre
vious quotations. Flour remained unchanged
from last advices. English wheal steady at last
Liverpool, Jan, 18,
The wheat market is well supplied and a re.
duction of three lo four cents per 70 lbs. had
been submitted to by holders.
American and home made flour have receded
Com and meal have given way again to-day,
end they are now quoted 2s per 480 lbs. and Is.
per quarter lower than a week ago.
Flour is quoted at 27 a 28s; corn meal at lis.
to I4s. 6d. per 190 lbs.; corn at 30s to 33s per
Liverpool, Jan. 21.
Corn market firmer and a decidelly improved
feeling appears to prevail. The previous decline
appears to be checked, and corn has advanced
on shilling per quarter, and meal sixpenst per
la (he early part of the week the demand for
cotton was good, and the sales amounted to 16,
000 bales at full prices; since which lime the de.
mand has decreased, and holders are anxious to
sell at a decline, end the market closes heavy at
4 6 8 for fair bowed; Mobile 4 3 8 New Orleans
4 7 8.
Provisions remain unchanged.
IO"The second number of tho "Union
Magazine" is on our table. It is edited by
Mrs. Kirkland and published by Israel
Post, Esq., N. Y. It is splendidly embel
lished and printed in the most beautiful
style. It contains much useful information
and is just the thing for the Ladies as it
always has the very latest fashions, with
out which no Magazine can succeed with
them. It is published at $3,00 per annum,
and we can confidently recommend it to
tho public as one of the handsomest and
best Magazines of the day. Address Israel
Post, 143 Nassau St., N. Y.
OMr. Allentown is nominated by the
Whigs of the Sixth Congressional District,
Pennsylvania, to fill the vacancy caused
by the death of the Hon. J. W. Horn-
beck. Election to take place on Tuesday
General Scott arrested General Worth
because he refused to communicate with the
Department of War, through the Comman
ding General, according to the recognized
usage of the service. This arrest grew out
of a correspondence between these two
officers, in reference to an order of Gen.
Scott, concerning letter-writing from the
camp, which tho Secretary of Var caused
to be revived with immediate application
to Gen. Taylor for his letter to General
From thu Nw Orlean Picavnne of the 30lh
FROM THE RIO GRANDE.
Among the passengers on the Maria Burt, yes
terrlay, came Lieut, rranklin, ot the topograph
ical Engineers, a gallant young officer who ren
dercd himself conspicuous at Buena Vista as a
member of Gen. Wool's stuff by his gallantry.
Lieut F. is direct from Gen. Wool's heaciquar.
ters at Monterey, which place he left on the 13th
inst. Just before he left, an express was recei
ved Irom saliillo, liom Uol. ilumiramck, in
command ol the forces there, stating that a report
had reached him from a source entitled to credit,
that a force of Mexicans, 10,000 strong, und
command of Gen. Eiustamenle, were marching
down from San Luis upon Saliillo. The report
even particularizes the points from whence the
Iroops had been raised, but so frequent are the
stampedes upon that line, very little credit was
attached lo tho report. Our forces there were in
good condition, and perfectly willing to be at
tacked whenever the enemy thought best lo make
Undor the receipt of this news Gen. Wool had
apprised the meichants at Monterey, Camargo
Matamoras, and other ports, that he could afford
them no protection in the way of escorts. From
another source we learn that Col. Carasco
Mexican officer who had rendeied himself rather
conspicuous, is at Matamoras, pioposingto ente
into negotiations witn lien. Wool lor a pronun'
cxamento against the existing Government
Mexico and in favor of the United Slates, on th
part of Tamaulipas, Nueva Leon and Coahuila
He also proposes to bring in Gen. Canales, that
cowardly chief of guerrillas, who has given us so
much trouble upon the Kio urande. Lol. Ca
asco has been for a long time residing in Mala
moras with his family, and appears friendly to
the Americans. We know not what degree of
credit to attach to this report.
We learn from a correspondent at Brazos tha
Capt. Mickey, formerly editor of the Vicksburg
sentinel, is undoubtedly elected to the annate
from the district in which Brazos Santiago is sit
uated, in the place ol Col. Kinney, resigned.
Capt. Dean, of the Artillery, who was a short
lime since wounded by a Mexican lancer betwee
Saliillo and Monterey, has recovered from th
effects of his wound, which was not so severe as
The Matamoras Flag of tha 22d contradict
the report as to the probable death of Capt. G
ft. Lewis, from wounds received in a recent n
with the Indians near Parras. He was able
move about the streets of Saliillo with slight aid
from a crutch. The wound is in the foot,
toe or two having been cut off by on Indian
arrow. Mr. Lewis is a printer.
Correspondence Philadelphia North American.
Washington, January 29.
The Senate yesterday rejected the famous "K
Carson," who accompanied Fremont in his ex
partitions, as a Lieutenant of .Dragoons, on th
ground that it was overlauching three or four eal
lant young West romters, who had distinguishe.
themselves in Mexico. Mr Benton took ih
proceeding in high dudgeon, because he felt
personal interest in Carson's success. Yet
man knew belter Iran .Mr. demon, that a more
dangerous and unjust practice could nut be intro
duced into the service, than this over tiding tl
claims and rights of meritorious officers. Every
incentive to honorable action and every motiv
of laudable ambition would be destroyed and
every adoption of such a system to Bav noth
ing of the difficulties it would necessarily engender
in the army
Among those gentlemen who favor the nomi
nation of Gen. laylor for the Fr.-sibency, as th
best adapted lo the present situation of the coun
try, there is a very considerable influence in
cMned to Mr, Abbot Lawience for the secoi:
office. He is also the choice for that pusition of
others, who preler dillerent candidates, ilowev
er we may diner in our prelerences ol our views
of policy, there can be no difference among the
Wines of the Union as to the fitness, the charac.
ler end ability of Mr. Lawrence for this, or for
any oilier station for which his friends would nom.
mate him. As a statesman, philanthropist, and
noble illustration of the American citizen, in his
most elevated capacity, Mr. Lawrence possesses
the confidence and appreciation of the whol
country, without respect to party. He has lived
to raise his own monument, and to see his virtues
his patriotism, his charities, and his integrity
inscribed upon it, by the approbation of society
at large. No publio honor could elevate him
higher then he now stands; and if just ambition
seeks the applause of ihs good, he need not as
pire to political station to find his reward or his
appreciation. It will be a happy day for the
Republic when men like Abbot Lawrence are
selected to administer the Government, who have
no motive to take office but to serve their couns
try, and no purpose lo gratify but that of leaving
an example worthy of emulation.
WHIG NATIONAL CONVENTION, ,
At a meeting of the Whig member! o
the Senate and House of Representative
f the United Slates, he d on Thursday eve
ning, January 27, 1848, to consider the
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propriety or recoinrnenuinjr u iiiiijtir
al Convention, tho Hon. W. P. Mangum,
of Noth Carolina, was called to the Chair,
and the Hon. Caleb B. Smith, of Indiana,
was appointed Secretary.
After discussion and due deliberation, u
Resolved. That it is exnedient to hold a
Whig National Convention for the purpose of
nominating candidates fur the offices of President
and Vice President of the United States.
And then the meeting adjourned for one week.
On Thursday evening, February 3d, tha
meeting convened pursuant to adjournment
when, after some general discussion as to
tho time and place of holding the proposed
convention. Independence Hall, in the city
of Philadelphia, and the seventh day of
June, were agreed upon. It was there
Resolved, That the Whie members of tha
Senate and House of Representatives of the United
Slate, do recommend lo their friends throughout
he Union that a Whie National Convention bs
held at Independence Hall in the city of Phila.
delphia, on Wednesday, the 7th day of June,
IS 18, for the purpose of nominating candidates
for the offices of President and Vice President of
the United States.
On motion, it was ordered that the pro
ceedings of this meeting be published in tha
National Intelligencer, and that all the
Whig papers in the United Slates be re
quested to copy them.
Alter which the meeting adjourned tint
WILLIE. P. MANGUM, Ch'n.
Calls B. Smith, Sec'y.
Our New Orleans dates are to the evening of
the 3 1st ult. There had been no arrivals from.
Vera Cruz since the Edith, but the Picayune and
Delta, of the JOth, contain numerous letters from
their correspondents in Mexico, some of which
are of interest.
The Piioyune's correspondent refers frequently
to rumors of negotiations for peace, which are
said to be going on. The report which seemed
to attract most consideration was, (hat the Mexi
can government had made a proposition which,
had been forwarded to Washington in strict ac
cordance with Mr. Trist's ultimatum in the ne
gotiations at Tacubaya, with this exception, that
instead of lo, UUO.OOU as was proposed to be
paid by air. inst, the Mexicans asked 30,000..
On Friday, Maj. Tollaferro brought in from
Rel del Monte about $150,000 in silver bars, a
portion of the assessment levied upon the Stata
and federal district of Mexico.
From the New Orleans Picayune of the 6ih.
LATER FROM THE CITY OF MEXICO.
The Brig Widgeon, Capt. Stanwood, arrived
last evening from Vera Cruz, whence she sailed
on the 23d ult. Thoushshe is no later from Vara
Ciuz than a previous arrival, we have by her brief
accounts from the city of Mexico to the I9ih Jan.
uary, which is six days later than the advance
brought by the Edith.
1 he British Courier arrived from the city of
Mexico al Vera Cruz on the 22d ult. This cour
ier was robbed once on his way ud to Mexico
and twice on his way down; but he lost none of
lha express man who took up the President's
message for the American Star was murdered on
his way down.
Our correspondent writes us from Vera Cruz:
"That there are peace propositions on their way
to Washington from the Mexican Government,
there remains not a doubt. But no one here has
positive information as lo the true character of
these propositions. Some one of the thousand
versions may chance to be the correct one."
The letter from which this is extracted is
dated the 22d from Vera Cruz, and from a
source upon which we rely with confidence.
The American train left Mexico for Vera Crui
on the 1 4'h of January, and Major Van Buren,
of the Paymaster's Department, was in company
as bearer of despatches. The troin was expected
to arrive at Vera Cruz about the 1st or 2d inst.
No news of importance was brought down by
the Briti-h courier (which has transpired) save
that a pronunciation has been made by Marino
Avils Governor of San Luis Potosi. It repre
sents iho opinions of the people of that State, as
well as of Guadalajara, Guanajuato and Zacatecas
in regaid to peace, to which they profess to ba
Tho Arco Iris, has seen letters from the city of
Mexico dated the 15lh January which say posi
tively that peace has already been made, and it
adds that people of truth assert that tha Govern
ment and tiia authorities would very shoilly b
transferred lo the city of Mexico.
The risruTED Tebeitobv. -The Matamoros
Flag, on behalf of many citizens of that pait of
Neucus county lying upon the Rio GrBnd, peti.
tions ihe Legislature of Texas for a division ofths
couniy. f ''From the settlements on the Rio
Giande," it says, "lo the county seat at Corpus
Clnisti, it is full five days' journey, through a
wilderness country, almost destitute of water, not
a habitation, in the whole distance.and dangerous
to travelers on account of the Indians and bands
of lawless Mexicans. When persons residing
on the Rio Grande border of ihe county are ciled
io appear at Coipus Christi, it takes at least two
weeks lo comply with the citaiion, besides sub
jecting them lo the dangers of the road."
The Fibst Wedding. Major Noah thus
pleasantly and philosophically discourses upon
the "fust wedding." He says: "We like short
courtships, and in this Adam acted like a sen.
sibla man he frlj asleep a bachelor, and awoka
lo find himself a mariied man. He appear to
have popped the question almost immediately af.
ter meeting Md'llo Eve; and she, without any
flirtation or shyness, gave him a kiss, and received
one herself. Of lhat first kiss in this world wa
have had, however, our own thoughts, and some,
times in a poetical mood have wished we were lha
man 'what did it.' But the deed is done tha
chance was Adam's, and he improved it.
"We like the notion of getting married in a
garden. It is in good taste. We like a private
wedding. Adam's was private. No envious
beaux were there; no croaking old maids; no
chattering aunts and grumbling grandmothers.
1 he birds of heaven were the minstrels, and tht
glad sky flung its light upon the scene.
"One thing about the first wedding bring
queer things to us, in spite of its scriptural truth
Adam and his wife were rather young to be mar.
rted some two or three dava nIH
ihe sagest speculations of tbeologians-nier.
babies-jarger but not older without experi.
ence without a house without a po: or kettle
nothing but love and Eden." P 1 '