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MONTPELIER, (VT.) JUIVE 7, 1836.
WHOTiE IVO. 241.
HOME AT IjAST.
A siiiveriiiii child, one wintcr's night,
(Thc snuw wns dcep, and cold tho blast,)
I Iiif'Ljiut; ht-r ruirged niother tight,
'Motherf exclaimeiVwe're honieat lasU'
Aud ns shu (i)akc, ponr little onc,
A ritinous Imt slic stood bcfnro,
Whcnce, evcr sine.e tlio inornitig siin,
Tliey strayed to begfiom doortodoor.
Ye'rc hoino at last ! Sad liome U this !
All lorn without, all cold wilhin ;
The ndder hcre mighl Ittrk and hiw,
IIir poisoiious web tlio spider Npin
Uut therc's iio llrc to warm, nor light ;
And crcvicos arc yawiiing wide,
Thio' wliich tlic storm, tiiis frcezing night,
May lay yoi stitfcncd sidc by sulu 1
And yct tliiswaywnrd cliild liad been
Uy niany a gorgcous house and ast
Whcre uii'rth and music clicer tlic scenc,
Nor cnvies for she's lnune at last !
Tlitts may tlic heart bc trnincd below
To lov(; thc cot whorein was east
Ils fhtc of poverty or vo,
Likc hers who uricd, 1 Wc're homo at last!'
N. V. ISrir. c. c. r.
THE LOIUVS SUPPER.
A VJsION. DY TIIOMAS MOOIIE.
It ni a vision cif tlmt last
iorrovtiil nijrlit which .lesus pass'd
Wi'h his diciplcs, whcn hosaid
Mottrufully to them "I sliall bc
liftrav'd by one who hcre lialh fed,
This nig' it at tlic samc bo ird with nie."
Aml though tbi! Saviour in the dream,
Spokc not thoc words, wesaw them beam
L"gibly in hU eycs, (o wcll
Thc G'vat Magician work'd liis spel!,)
And rend in everv thoughlliiUine
Imprinlcd on tfiat brmv divinc,
Tne mi.'ek, thc tender tmtiirc, gricvcd,
Not angcr'd to lic thus dcccivcd
CVlestial love, rcquitcd fetill,
Fiip all its earc, yct loving btill
Ueep, dcep rcgret that thcie bhotild (iill
From nian's dcccit, so fotil a blight
I'pim that parting hour atid all
His spiiit must have lclt that night,
Who, soon 10 die for humankind, "
Thoughtonly, 'mid liis niortal pain,
How many a soul was lcft bchind,
For whom hc dicd that dcath in vain!
ANECDOTES OF IIAIUUSON.
Tlic follnwing is takcn from Dawson's
lift; ofGt'neral Ilarrison, a worl: published,
wc bclieve, scvcral ycnrs ago.
Campaion ok 1812-13. Tiio command
ti, stowcd on Governor Harrhon by Prcsi
4lent M.idison, was thc ino.st extensive anl
important that was evcr intinstcd to any
oiliecr of th Unitcd States, Washington
.nml tlrnene cxcckIciI. With this I'orcc h-
lirocccdcd to St. iIary's, and thcnce to fort
Dclialicc. whcre hc fiimid Gcncral Winch-
I'ster cncatnpcd. Dannsj; thc inarch, thc
troops sutliTcd inucii. The wcathcr was
nold and rainy, and thc anny being nnpro
Milcd with tc'nls, wcro grcally cxi)tiscd.
(icn. Ilarrison and UU stafl'wcrc in thc samc
Mtnntion, and endnrcd similar hardsbips.
Thc tbllowinir dcsnription of a biaouac of onc
( vening on that mai ch, is given as iispeci
inon ot' what was cnstoniary (luring this
caniiiaia'ii. Thc tioons, beinir on n forccd
niaroh, were not Kuflfcretl to halt until dark.
l licy uvre thcn lorincil, as ncariy as prac
ttc:il)lp. in thc order of u rcsiular cncamp
i ii-nt. aml thc Di-oncr trimrd uostcd. Thc
"round now snoltcn of was on thc hank of
thc Ai Glaisc rivcr, in a llat bcech bottom,
wh'ch was ncarlv covcred with watcr, from
thc rain which i'cll in tonciiLs during thc
wholc nii'ht. Thc troops vw dcslituto of
nxcs and coulil only procurc such fucl as
was ftirnishcd by thc dry limbs scattcrcd on
thc uronnd. Those who coiikl find a dry
Iol'. atrainst which a fire coulil hc kindlcd,
Wvirc lortunatc; nianysat, without firc, np
on .their saddls at thc roots of trees, against
which thcy lcancd.and cndeavovcd toslccp.
IJeini' scpcratrd from thc baggage, f'aw hail
;inv tliiiiL' to cat or drinli. Thc men hc-
t-nmc necvisli. and v.'crc not sparinir in thcir
rouiplailits. To set an exaniple to thcsol-
rlicrs, & give a iliticrent lirj-n lolticir tlio is
ihc OLneral. whn with his stnlf bal at ;i
Bmail lirc, wrapped in his c.loak, rcociving
thc rain ns it fcll, rcqucstcd onc of his olli
crs to sinir an Irih Kong thc Iiunior of
which, nml thc ilctcrmin&tion cvinccd at
hcad quarters to makc th6 bst of the cir
cnmstanccs, soon produc.cd good humor
throughout the canip. "jTunher ofliccr sang
a song, of which the chorus was :
'Niw'n the nnie fui mirili anH sl"' :
Smg, nnl latigb, aud danct' ilh inc."
Thc ltidirriu.s conlrast bctwecn thcsc
ivnrds, aud thc glooin of thc woodsand thc
'"mpcst, pioduccd such tin iniprcssion, that
thcy soon hecame proverbial ; and whcnev
" 'nftt;rwards tla army was plnccd in n
h rn'd.ir sttu.ition, whenctidiiriug thc pclting
of thc storm, or wading to the k'nccs m iiiud
and icc, nojn- gallant spirit would roar out
'nw'a iho tima for niirlh and jllco,
and the whrilc line ofinarch would takn tip
toc words in full chorus.
Judgc Hnll rclatcrf the mllowing anec
d'ltc of Genenl Unrrison whilc CJovcrnor
oft'ic Northwcstiin frontier:
In this blticc it rnay not br ainiss to mcn
t,on an occ'jriftiru which establishes thf
y ity of ("lcn. llarrison's ndministiation,
vvhdc it rtflcrts high crcdit on his privnte
hnradcr. A person who had bccomc &our
ngainbt him, io conbequence of the active
mit which hc took in elcvattng thc tcnitn-
ry into the wcond grade ol gfivr.rnment,
tnadc fionie rcalicious ineinuations in icfcr-
4 cncis to the intcgrity of his uegnciationR
wiu Cfrtam ot tisc inuian tnccs, uovern
or Harrison conccivina it propcr to have a
full invcstigation of tnc chargc, whilc thc
subject was fresh and the tcstimony within
his reach, brought n suit against thc dcl'atn
er, in thc Supreinc Court of tho tcrritory.
In ordcr that the utniost faimcss mturlil bc
obscrvcd, two of thc judges lcft tliclicnch
during thc trial ; onc bclng the pcrsonal
fricnd ofthe Governor, and thcotherofthe
dLfiitilant. An impartial jury was in.pan
nclled bv a tnodc satisfactorv to botb par
tics. The trial liad not ailvaiiccd far be
forc thc (lcfcndaut's counscl abnnuoncd thc
plca of juslificulion and contcndeil siinply
for a niitigation of datnagcs. The jury, nf
tcr an hour's consultation, rctumcd a vcr
dict for $ 1000 ; aifuiunftnsc verdict iu a
new country whcrc money is scaicc, and
whcre juries scldom give hcavy damagcs in
cascs of this dcscription. Thc propcrty of
thc ilefcnilant ivas lcvied upon, sold, and iu
thc abscnce of thc Governor hought in by
his agcnt. Two-thirds of thc propcrty
werc afterwards rcturned to thc defcndant,
bv Governor Ilarrison. and tlio rcmaindcr
given to the orphans ol some'of thc gallant
citi.cns who Icll in hattlc during tne latc
THE WHITE 1NDIANS.
It is a fnct, pcrliaps, not gcncrally knnwn,
that thore ducs cxist in thc fnr vcst, at lcapl
tivo small tribcs or bands of white pcoplo.
One of thcso band9 ia callcd JWntcAfyj. Tliey
rusidc in IIi;xico on tlic noittliwcst sitlc of thc
Rocky Mountain, and bclwccn thrce and fivi:
hundred milcs froin Sunta Fc, towatds Cala
furnia ; nml in a vnlley which niakes a dcip
notch into tlic inountain surroundcd by liipli
and impassiblc tidgcs, and which can only bc
cntcrcd liy a narrow pnsm from thc south ivcpt.
They aro rcprcscntcd by trappcra and hnntcrs
of tlic west, knoivn to tlic wrilcr of tlil.i to be
mcn of vuracity, to bo innoccnt, inofTKiisive
peoplo, living by agnculturc, and raising grcat
uumbcrs of liorscs and mulcs both o( wliich
nrc ueed by tliein for food. Tliey cnltivatc
mnize, puinpkins and bcans in largo quanti
tics. Tlicse pcoplo arc frcijuently depredatcd up
on by thcir more warliko rcd ncighbors ; to
which they snbmit without rcsorting to dcadly
wcapons to repcl Ihc agrcisors.
Not far distant from tho Mawkcys. and in
thc samc rango of country is anothcr band of
tlio eamc dcscription callcd JYaoocnoci. A dc
scription of cilhcr of thcsc tribes will answer
lor both. Thcy liave bccn descnbcu to thc
wrilcr by two inen in whosc vcracity tho fui-
lcst confidcnco may bo placed : and thcy say
tho mcn arc nf tlic common stoturc, with light
bluc cycs, and their ekin is of tho most ilclicious
whitcncss. Onc of my informants wha saw
scvcn of thcsc peoplcat Santa Fo in 1821, in
describin tlio JMawkcys says, "Jhey are as
much wliilcr than mo as I am whiter than the
darkcst Indian in tho Crcck nation," and my
nformant was of as tiood a complcxion as
white men gencrally are.
A tranperon one occasion, in a wandertn
cxcursinn. arrivcd at a villago o( tho Maw-
kcvs. ( was armcd wilh a ritle, a pair, ot
belt nistols. knifo and tomahawk : all of which
were new to incm, anr. nppcarca m cxcuc uair
wonuer nnu suronse. Allcr conversins eoine
timc hy si"n9, hc fircd onc of his pisloli" j in'
stantlv the whole gronp around him, ftll to
tho earlli in the ulinost coni-iernaiion ; tney
cntrcated him not to hurt them and showed
him varinus ivavs that thoy thought him a su
pernatural being. llc saw vasl nunincrs ol
lior'es and inulvs about tho villae.
Clucry. Mav not llieso pcoplo bc a rcm-
nant of thoso who inhahitcd this country prior
tD the prcacnt race of Indians? tho traces of
whosc fortilications and cultivatcd ficlds and
gardcii", nrc still to be rcrn throughout the
whole wcstcm country. IV. .". paptr
"ABOUT TO DO IT."
An agcnt writcs us that ho was "nbout gct
ting" somo subscribcrp, butin the mcan tinie,
an agent for anothcr papcr vi.'itid the placc,
and got thcm ull away. How many lnilurc
arc llicrn in this world of lliings which are
nbout to bc donc. The incrchant was about
to go tu his storc Imt thc custoincr lias come
atul tnadt: his purchasu cisewhcre. The farm
cr was nlioiit to ineinl his fcncc, lnH lliu cattlc
havo got in and dcstroycd his corn. The house
wna nbout to bo insurccl, but in thc mcan tiinc
it took firo nnd burnt np. Tho dehtor was
about to dischnrge his honcst diicr, but in thc
mcan timc the money rlipt away to soinc oth
er usc, The hoad of tlm lamily was about to
nttcnd family worfhip, tliu propcr hour liad
paffcd, nnd tlio call ol n irieno, or ine prcs
surc n( businuss, has laid it afide for thc prcs
cnt. Thu good man was about to inakc a tlo-
nation for bcnevolcnt puiposcs, but ho dicd
suddcnly. Tho tinncr was about to rcpcnt,
but a euddcn dcath preventcd. fCion'j Jldvo
cale. Hoie tJieij ilo liiiiifj iii St, Lottis. A lctlcr
g vcs Ihe lollowing dcscription ot u mid wliich
took placc bome timc iir.ee in St. Louis, ol
which thc wriler was an cye-witnebs.
A opaniiird and a 1-rcncliman, wlio liave
!nn" bccn accns Inrncd lo triipping on Iho
innuntains, on arriiing at this place wcnt out
to scttlo an ulT.iir of honor. Tho fpot clcct
ccl for Iho purpnso wbh an open equarc in tho
suliurhe ol tho cily. AVhcn all partics wcro
rcudy and elnpped for tlic orcnsion, wilh two
l.ii L'u liowie knivvs. (nn inalrunicnt about
twclvo nii.lii u in h'iilh, nnd aninchand a half
widu at Iho hilt, wilh to tdgts, tup' riug to a
tharp point,) ond Ihc word 'ready' was givcn,
holh ruthcd to '.he tonlcst ! Allcr parrying
Ihcso dcudly wcupnns, nnd guurding nnd
phmging somc half miiiulc, tho Frcnchman
uinilo u stnko at thc bpnnia'd, and succccded
in ciittin opn tliu ahdoiucn, ro &s to li't out
all thu bowcls At tho rsinc timc Ihe Siian-
iurd pluugcd ln knifo about lcn inchcs in thc
hrrart ot liis nnla;omt, ulio imincdialciy
vicldcd up tho idiost, williu Jeep cioan, The
Sn.iniard survivtd some hours. Wilh me tho
sccno crratcd tho most wrclchcd fcclings of
liorror : but wilh many of tho epectators it
scrvcd only for a ruhjcct of discussinn, ns to
which rhowrd Ihe moH coldnrps, and parricd
Ihe thrust ol his anlnonitt with I hc most kill :
in chort, wliich thowed Ihc most alciht in
killing his fcllow-mcn," Crccn Co-.mty ( Ohio)
Lovcrs in thc classical ai'c wcnt aftcr
dinner to the cstibulcs or doors of thcir mi: -
trcsses, nnd whislled or coughcd in ordcr to
be hcard. Whcn this did not succced.lhey
fiing nnirirous diltice, or wrolc thcm on thc
ilonr, or fixcd upon it tablcts on which thcy
wrotc. Illliei'irls wcrc inllcxitjle, tliey
Riipplicatcd thc gatc, pourcd lihations on it,
pcrfunicd it, kissed it aniorously, and il un
succcssful, brokc tlmt, thc wiudovvs, &c.
Thcre also occurrcd screndes, wccping at
thc iloor. Invintr tlierc all niuiit, iiiini;inf!
crowns on it, especially those wliich thcy
had worn on lcsiivals; ihrowinu upon tlic
ihresliliolil tlic torcnes lit lor tlicir rciurn
from suppcr, and ihrcatciiiug to burn thc
hoitsc ; even snribbling libcllous and inde-
cent vcrscs on thc door. 1 hc oincns ol
success wcrc ilrawn from a leafol it crack
ed upon the hand ; from slriking the rooni
with applc kcrneis; aiut tnc cjtiniiiis, n
5ingle mode of venticination by thc fall ol
iiqunr. uow courisnip was cuuuucicu iu
Ihe dave of chivalry is known to evcry bu-
dy, as wearing the sleevc ofa lady, leading
licr liorse by tlic brullc; making riuicuious
vows, such as wearing n black patch ovcr
thc cvc, mcntioned in Froisart : all which,
as to tnatrininninl concerns, was more ro-
tnantic than rcal ; lor in all grent famihcs
ihey are allianceil at seven or eight vears
ol nge, and marricd at the age of puhcrty
to prevcnt iniprnper atlachincuts. In the
hisiory ofthe Troubadours, arc very long
aud curious dircctions lor making iovc.
Iu the reign of Elizahcth the lollowing
practiccs prevailed : playing wilh the little
linger in amorous dnlliancc ; sitting or )y
inn" at the leet of their tnistres.ses in ball
rnuins ; gazing clnscly at each olherV eycs,
so as lo sec Ihe figures represenled in thcm.
Thcy also exhibit thcir passion publicly.
A pcndnnt lock of hair, plaited & ticd with
ribband, and hanging to thc ear, was lash
itinablc in thc a"c ol Shakspeare, and allcr-
wards that ol Charles I., aud many ol hi-s
couriicrs wore thcm. 1 nis lock was worn
on thc lelt side and hung down hy the
shouldcr, considcrably longer than the rcst
ol tlic liair, somctimes evcn lo tne girule.
It was sunposeu to liave tlie ellcct ol caus-
ing violent love and wasnriginally a French
cusiom. Wigs were made to imilate it.
Curton ndds to the lovelock a flower worn
in thc ear. Kissing Ihc cycs was a mark
ofcxlraordinary tcnderncss. In the (ore
part ofthe stays was aucienlly a pnckel
where women not onlv carried love lettcrs
and tokens, but evcn their money and ma
tcrials (or needlework. When jirominent
stays were worn, lovcrs drnppeil thcir nt
erary favors into them. If a womnn puLs
a love letter into the hjsom pockct, it was
a token of licr affection. Willow gailands
were worn by persons disappointcd in love,
supposcd irom the trce's promoting chasti
ty or thc famous passagc in the Psalms.
'i'he liberlics allowed to lovers, and evcn lo
intimalc acquainlances, in thc times ol E
lizabctb and Jnnies, were vcry itnlecorous.
TheFe were to handle thcm rmighly, put
their hands on thcir necks, kiss them by
surprii-c, &e., indecd when courlship cnsu
ed m inlerior rank il wu3 couductcd in the
From tlct Bolton Jltlas.
VERY LATE AND DISTHESSING
FKOiM THE INDIAN WAH.
The ninil ofycsterday brought iii) Charles
ton niipcrs of Fridny last, which aro full
of tho most painliilj ilelails of the ravagcs
of tlio Indians in Gcorpia and Alabaina.
The cxtensivo plnntutinns of Col. Crowcll,
Indian agcnt Gcn. Ainbcrcrombie, Gen.
McDougal nml Mr Iludson, ncor Coluin
bus, buvo bcen burnt. Tho town of Uoan
oke, on tbe Georgia side of tho river, was
in posscssion of thc snvagcs. A letter from
Augurta, btntcs that Irwinton, anotlicr
flourishing town inGeorgia,hnd bcen burnt.
The steamboat Georgia had bcen cnptured
nt Ronnoke, and ns reported, evcry person
on hoaru killen.
From the Charleston Couricr of May 20.
FunTiiEn Ia.uticulans or tiie Creek
Wc aro indebtcd to our nttenlive corres-
poudcnts nf tho Augusta Constitutiotinliiit
lor the lollowing iictuiis ol indian ciistur
bnncep, dcrivcd from nn exira of thc Co
ItiinbilR Ilcrald, nrintcd tit noon, on iVon
day, thu 10th, nnd from Iho Millcdgeville
Ktamlnril ot Umon, on tlic Jtii insrrint.
It will bc sccn that at tbe timc thc extra ot
the Ilcrald was put to prcss, n lialtle was
licmg wnged, on tlio ollier side ol tlio
Chattnbooclicc, the firing of which was
hcard in Cohimbup.
IIei'Uuucan Hf.hali) Extra,
Columhxrt. Ga.-.Vondau noon,May 10.
CREEK WAR IN(3II)KNTS.
In the Crcck nation, at this innuiciit, thc
FCcncH of Floridn nro being ncted ovcr.
Wo linvo hcard of somo rascs which make
the blond cbill in our vcins. A house, iu
which livcd n mmi.n witc, nnd six childrcn,
wns Middenly suiroundcil by n savngo band
who cntcrcd tbe pcaccfiil domicil, inhii
ninnly iiinssncrcd evcry soul, nccuring tho
ecnlps ofnll, and snveringencli child's head
Irom its uooy: j no nntiHo ot Airuoiton
wns attnckcd nnd himself hiitchcrcd, with
out a momcnls wnrmng, or at lcnst oppor-
tunity for 'rcsislnnce. We believe, in all,
from forty orfilly mnrdcrs wcro roimnittcd
bcsidt's numbers of ncgrocs on plantntions.
Fircs linvc bccn kindlcil in evcry diruetion
furtr hottscs, cotton gins, out hoiiscs.corn
cribs, nnd nll ol'vnlue sweptnway from tlio
honcst and inilustrious plnnter, who wns
luudihly striving to locntu himself comfort
nlily for life, nnd provido for his childrcn.
Tho liostiln Indians have bcen found ns
low down tho river as Irwinton, nnd ns high
up as the Fedexi! Hoad, or about thiriy
tuilca nhnvo tlmt point.
fht following towns and tribes ofjndi.
niifl nrc wilhout ilollbt bostilo ; a part oftlmjnm! that thcy iinmcdiiitcly lled. This
Ucliccf, tliu llitclictuf. thu l'nhlochokoloR,
thcSowokkolos, and n part of tho Ulallays.
Ncamatlilcc, Chiof of thc Hitchclu, &.c.
is full of ill fccling towards thc white peo
plc, and dctcrmmcd on rovetigc. Old
Ncah Micco, ihc hend ofthe Crcck nation,
must be concidcrcd ns hostilc, baving hecn
Bccn for sevcrnl difiercnt times to como in
nnd hold n Iricndly tnlk, nnd ns nftcu rc
fusing to coiuply with thc rcipiest. Col.
Crowcll hns been nc(uaiutcd with thUohl
chief for a scrics of yenrs, nnd thcy lmvc
bcen on tcrms of strict friclidship. Ncam-
ntblce rcfuscd to coiiin in to Col. Crowcll,
nnd scnt him word that "ihe yoiing men
of his rintion.,wcre bcnt on war."
Thc Indians have ncted witha grcat dcal
of boldiicss thus far in this war. Notwith-
standing Fort Mitchcll is wcll ilefcmled
antl nckelcd m the most sccurc aml suu
stantial mnnncr, yct one night last wcek thc
hotile loe opproaclieil to witlun lorty or
fifty yards of tbe pic.kets, cntered the hos
pital nnd carried olFwhntcver thcy p'cased.
It wns not dccmcd prudent, of entirsc, for
thc officcrs or Bnldiers to loave tho fortilica
tions. Many of thc Iricndly Indintis have
fled for safcty to Fort Mitchcll, nnd the
pickcts nrc now full to overllowing.
Not contcnt wilh thcir foul dccds on
"tcrra firma," tho savngcs havo npproachcd
to thc brink of thuChattahouchcnnd made
thcir dcath iimrks on board of our Bteam
bouts. The Ilyperion, Cnptaiu Smyth,
while asccnding our river on ycstcrday,
wos fircd upon by tho Indians, snmc fifteen
or twenty in nnmber, who liad stntioned
themselvus on tho plnntntion ofthe Messrs.
Ambercrombic, about eight milcs below
this placc. Eight riflcs wcrcdischargcd iu
quick stieccssion, and nt the fiist fire Mr
Urockwny, the first pilot ou the Ilyperion,
who was standing on the lioilcr dcck, fell
dead, being h"t in the thront; onc of the
pilots, MrSmith, wasbadly woutidcd, nnd
fotir othcr itidividunls, whosc namcs we
liave not harncd. Thc boat wns nin ashorc
nnd the passcngers fled away in tcrror nnd
The old Gcorginn, whilst lying at Uoan
okc, wns tet ou fire nnd buiut, aud tiot a
soul on board cscnped, cxccpt tho Engi
necr. The town nf Koanokc was at thc
samo timc fircd and burncd to nshcs. The
citizcus werc forted in, and we believe no
lives were lost.
P. S. Wo are informed that a contcst is
now going on bctwecn Coloncl Spivy s
compnuy ofinounted volunteers and npar
ty of Indians on tho Alabaina sidc ofChat
tahoochc. A short firine hns hc.cn hcard
within tho last hour, and no doubt a sevcrc
bnttle is now being fought.
Au exprcss wns bcnt to Tnlhot county
this morning by Mojor Hownrd, ordcring n
regimetit from thntcounly ; nlso a batlnlion
from Ilarris rounty. Sliould ihese troops
come thcy will afTonl us grent nssistancc.
I'riMn ihe Stannard of Umun.
La Orange, Troup Co. Ga. May 13.
Tho party which wns sent out Ihc dny
beforo ycsterthiy from West Point, to nc
ccrtaiii thc fncts iu rclution lo the reported
inurdcrs hy tho Indians, returncd ycstcrday
cvcnine, nftcr having fotind nnd huricd
the bodicsof eight pcrsoiiB, mostly womcn
and cbildrcu, that were killcd, scnlpcd, nnd
otbcrwise iiihuiiinnly mnnglcd, ncar the
plantatiou of Mr Hrittnin liarris, about 25
miles soutbwcst from West Point.
P. S. Stii.i. Later. I hc Btenm pncknt
arrivcd at New York on Wedncfdiiy bring
ing Charleston pnpers of Snturday. A
letter from Georgia, states that tl"! Indians
liad sent n deputntion lo their Chicfs west
of tho Mississippi to tirgc the coopcrntinn
of al! tho tribes on the Mexicnti fn-ntier,
nnd thc tnott serinus npprcheiibious wcrc
cntcriniucd that thcrc would be n systemnt
ic plan of hostilitics ngrecd upon nmong
them. The intel igcnco fiom the vicinity
ofColiiinhiis is most distrcssing ; thu wholc
country is in n most dep'ornble sinto;
nntbing hcnrd of but horriblo butrhcrics.
The Indians wcro dcstroying all tho plunt
tutions. J he losi to tlie cotton crop wiu
RITITA'PION OF TIIE MAILS.
rri... rs.nrnin 'nnclililliiinnlisl nf trllS0lll
of Mny inst"contnins the following corrcs-
poii(leiice,wiiicii istne inicsiirom inorcci'
Extract of a letter from tho pcsimnsicr
nt Coluinhus, to the postmnstcr gcneral :
Columuus, Gn. Monilay oveniiig, )
Mny 10, 1836 at dark. $
Sin, Two drivers have this tnomcut ar
rivcil, hringing thu dislrcssing intelligciico
that two stnges, conlniningfnohcnvv lcath
cr mnils, accompaiiicd by n giinrd of six
mcn, nnd scveral pns.-cngers, making in all
fourtecn ncrsous. vicio attnckcil this day
nbout noon, cightccn milcs from this town,
by n largo body nf Iudinus nnd overpow
crcd. Tlio drivers lcft the stnges nnd linvo
rcachcd town. Thcy know uothing of tho
gunrd or pnssengurs. I linvo empioycii
lilty Irienilly Indians nt nncxpcnse ot !uu
to go out to night and bring iu tbe tnails.
Thcy will stnrt immediatcly nnd hy morn
ing wc bIimII know the fnle of tho tnails.
J, VAN NESS, P. M.
TunsnAy.Mny 17-12 noon. Tho fricnd.
ly Indiiinstcnl out lust night, havo this mo.
mcnt rcturned, nnd rcpoit that on thcir
arrival nt tho plncu whcro tho nuiils wpro
lcft. thcy discovcrcd the stngn in tho rond,
ond also tho uinil wngon, togethcr with
threo dcnd mcn nnd two (had liorscs.
They siaio lluit they saw in tho wngon threo
largo iiiail hags, untoiichcd, aud a quantity
of iiewspapcrsstrewcd on tho ground , thnt
they coinmenccd collccting tho nowspapcrs
when nu Indian made his appcaraneo ncnr
thcm, nnd on nsccrtaining who thcy wcro,
plungcd into ncnne hmke ncar thcm, whcre
thcso fricndlv Iudinim 6tlpposcd n largo
party of the hoeiilo band wcrs concealed,
statcment embrficcs thcir wholo story
FURTIIER PARTICULARS FROM i
Tbe New Orleans Uco of the 10th Mav.
says tbero can now lie no doubt of tho cnp
ture of Santa Annn, and thc othcr Mexican
olliccrs, tis thc nccount is confirrried by ro
spcctable persons who hnvc licen iu tho
Tcxian army, nnd nlso by privato letters'
irom lcxas. llie lollowing nrticlo con
tnins somc additinnnl paiiiculars:
Tho loss on tho part of the Texinns wns
7 killlcd,'!4 woutidcd nmung tho fonner
wcrc hictitenants I.nmh nnd Hnlc, nnd Or
Motloy ; nnd nmnng the lattcris Gcn. Hiim
ucl Iloiiston, who wns wounded in the au-
clr, and had two horses shnt umlor hiin.--
Cnptaui M. Ilakcr aud Jiilluigshy, with
Licnt. Ncil nro iilso nmong the wounded.
The contcst wns n rcgulur battle, tho
Mcxicnns having mnnccuvrcd 1'orf.ome timo
previous; nnd the Texinns having positivc
ly ileiimiidcd Iloustou to light. The lattcr
conscnuoiillv ordcrcd iu ndvnnced gunrd
against thc Mexicans ; yct uiijuincd thcm
not to attack, out rclrcat, to lirmg thc cuc
my tnwnrd tho mnrsh into n dcfilc. This
being uccomplishcd ou thc aftcriioon ofthe
21st ull. Koustou immcdinlcly flankcd, tho
encmy nttnckcd him I'ront und rcnr, aud on
both sidcs opencd first with nrtillcry,
which on thc sccond fire, dispcrscd to ntoms
tho powder boxes of tho Mcxicnns; and
then with riflcs, wbose cflects are scldom
uselcsd in the hntids of such as thcn used
The Texians thcn pourcd iu from tlicir
airibushmciit with hatchcts, icc. und so
cousummatcd the work of dcstruetion,
lcnving ncnrly six buudrcd killed on thc
plaius. This Instcd nbout 1 5 mimiten, whcn
Santa Anna ordcred n rctrcat. Uut nfier
hc letl his cnrriagc and mountcd on horsc
back to sccure his flight, hc was hetrayed
by somc of his own officcrs. Thc rcal
.Siinou Pure is tbcrcforc thc victim of thu
treachcry of his own officcrs, who appear
cd to lmvc urged him ou to this battle nnd
then bctraycd him, ncariy as much as he is
of thc weil lnid tilans of Houston.
But thiscoulestcanuot tcrminntcthc war
in Texas. Thcrc arc still iicnily thrcc
tbousand Mcxicuns thcre imdcr the orders
of gcnerals Ardradc, Urren aud Sesma ;
and about fivc thousnud tnoro nt Sultillo,
ready to enter. I lie 1 exian war in nation
nl in Mexico : nnd Santa Anna cnntinuca
his powcr solcly by directmg the pnpulnr
fury against Texas. His dcath would give
gciicrnl sntislactlou through the Mexiean
rcpuhlic r-nnil the Texas wnr will cunble
somc othcr urnvo to nsc into powcr in Mex
Mohile, Mny 13. Thc exprcss from
Gcn Houston to Gcn Gnines, who carried
tlie giorious ncws ot liis victory to the
Americnn urmv, is now in this citv. nnd
hns wilh him thc Faddle of Gen Santa An
na. Ho rode tho horse of the modern
Ncro, but was compelh.'d lo lcave him bc
liiiul. Ilo hns ono tropliy ol tlie victory,
which he is cnrrying vtith'him to Gcorgn,
whcrc hc is procccding to visit his fricnds.
Ho was in thc battle nnd fought gallantly
OUR UELATIONS TO TEXAS AND
As wo have had occasion, in reference to
the strucgle now goincon in lcxnc, tonS'
sume ground very difll'iciit fiom tlmt tukcn
by most of our fricuds in other parts ofthe
countrv atid hy many prcsscs in New
Etiglnnd, wilh which wo gencrally ngrco
on topics of nationnl intrrcst wo dccm itn
diity tnoiusclvcs nnd thcm, to exprcss more
fullv thnn wo havo hithcrto ilone, niiroiiin-
ioiisonthc prccisn rchitionsof the parlii s to
tlus grent contcst. Topics ot tlie gravcst
import are involvcd iu thi qiiemijn ; and
in its flnnl niliustmctit we shall inolinbly
find tbe source of moro excitcmcut and ag
itution than have ever bcfore dUturbed the
Il is hnrdly ncccssary for us, wepresume
to diclaim, tttterly, nny synipntliy wi.h thc
cliicllniii who now wcnrs the ircn crown o:
Mcxiro. As lnr ns his riso wns one
i yiolcnt usurpalioii, nnd ns fnr as his domin
mi is onc of mililnrv riL'or and civil crueltv
wo cntcrtnin towards him n detestalion ns
dccp, and as cncomproniising ns can be
chcrihed by nny othcr lovcr of human
righls and popul'nr libcity. The tics of n
common origin aud a cnmiuoti langungc
binil us to the pc nplc of Texas. To the
cxtciit in which thcy nrc nn opnressed pco
ple, sliiigglingagninst n rowerful opprcsson
they linvo n claim upon our syinpnthifw.
lint in cstimatinc our national rclaiions in
tnking n brond view of our position with
rcsiiect to Tcxns nnd Mexico -wo must
look nt the origin ofthe revoluiion, ond tho
tliu rcsults lo fo nccoinpusiicu ny tne uiii
mnie success ofthe Tcxntis.
Aud hcrc we caniiot conceal or pnlliato
thc lact that the prop.iscil emlol thc revolu
111)11 IS tllU IIE-KSTAUMSIIMKNT OF SLAVEU1
in Texns, and ils ultimutii union with this
country in tho iclnttnii ol a hlave-iioldi.no
Stati-. And to this oxtent we will not de
ny thnt our fcclings nnd principlcs nro with
tho govcrnmcnt of Mexico; nnd wo should
much prcfcr tlmt Texns bliuuld occtipy her
prcscnt iio.siiicni nstho nrovmco ofa Span
ish cmpirc, tluin that nliu shmild be nnnox
cd to nu Anglo-Siixon rcpuhlic, to pcrpfitu
nto n srnurgHund a curso upon llns Gnnlcn
ofthe World. Hcre isthe wholo tnntler m
contiuvcrsy, nnd whilo wo rnn rcmlily pre
ceivo why such nn isauo shouhl cniiFo tho
vcry gcncrnl exciicmcnl for Texas, thnt
prcvaus in tho Soiithcrn Siotcs, wc aro stir
ptiscd tlmt it can ho contemplated othcr
wiso ihnti wilh tliu most hcrious bolicitudu
by citizcns ofthe noti-slaveholding Stntcs.
On this point we would not bo uiisim
deretood. Our friends are aware of tho
opinionx wo havcuniformly expressed witb
rcfcrcncc to this ititcrcsting and important
suhjccj of slnverj'. They know thnt during
tbe ngitations ofthe last summcr, toiiching
the question of nbolition wo wcro tho
first tbess in New Englntid to direct
public uttcntion to thc vnst intcrcsts it in
volvcd, nnd to call foran exprction of pub
lic scntiment in rclntion to it. No journal
iu the countrv north or south of tho Poto
inac hns lahorcd moro carncttly, moro
zcnlously, with a more sinccrc or ardeut
endeuvor to maiiitain tho constittttional
rights of thc South, or to exhibit thu disns
troiis.coiiscqucncesof any, tbe lnst iuterfcr
cnccs with her domestic rclutions. Our
course hns bccn uniforrti nnd dcciilcd on
this subject and cvcu tbe Soiithcrn presses
havo borno frcquent nnd gratifying testimo
ny to tbe tempcr in which we havo nursucd
it. llut thc alFuirs of Texns introduce on
cntirely new question ; and while we still
mamtnm llinn tlio pcoplc ofthe North havo
no right nono whntevcr, to interfcrc with
tho existing institutions of thc Soiithcrn
States, they have a decp moral intcrestiu
the gcneral question of slavery, and n liigli
civil duty incumbent on them, witli rcfer
cnco to tho prcci?e question now involvcd
tlie contcst ot Texns witli INlcxico.
Suppose that the peoplc of the Enclish
West Iiidia posscssions like oursclvcs of
Anglo-Snxoii dcicent atid spcnking a com
nioii Inuguage luid takcu uinhrugc at tho
ms ot tne pareut governtnent on tlie nbo-
ition ot slavery in tlioso tslands and had
iscn m n body ngainst thcir cxectition : suu-
uose ihat they had scnt nn ngent to Eng
hiud to rcmonstrate thnt ho had been de-
tccled in n schemc for ncgociating n rcbel
lion, nnd imprisoiicd; thnt bc had bcen af
terwards relenscd, nnd had rcturned to tho
West Indies to cousuminate his intcrruptcd
iinus; nnd tliai tlie iMiglisli Uovernment
ind scnt out a fleet aud army to crush tho
msurrcction, aud cntorcc ns Inws: sup-
ose this, nnd you havo a prccise paral-
lel to tho rcvolution iu Texns, slripped of
its uncsscntml aud iiicidentnl circumstan
ccs. Who could preteiid, in this statc of
things, thnt tho pcople of the West Indies
had such a clnim upon our sympathics, ns
to nulhoriso us iu iitting out cruiscrs, and
raising companies, on individual account, to
wnge war against a ncutral powcr? Who
cnn pretend that a Scuntor of thc United
ctntes would be warrantcu in cnlhng on
tbe citizcus of the Atlantic frontier, "to
rotifce, nnd pour fortli toncius of volunteers
till thu last vcstige ol Englisb dominion
sbould bc swept away from tho West In-
uies'.-' Amlyetwe liave sccn 6iich things,
and hcard such langungc, in regnrd to Tex
as aud Mexico nnd it hns bccn not only
unrcbukcd, but stistained nnd cncouragcd.
If theTcxaiisachievo thcir indcnendcnce.
tbero is a Iurge party in thu United States
rcauy to rcccive tliem into tlic Umon. Jt
is stnted hy the prcsscs, known to ho in tho
confidencc of Presidcut Jackson thnt he
is dcsirous of making rucIi nn acquisition
of tcrritory; and the peoplc of this country
nrc called upon by their love of libcrty, to
uid in crusliing uu impcrial tyrauny, nnd
siibslitutu in ils place tin iudcpcndciit, re
publicau govcrnmcnt, with all tlie privilcgcs
aud blcssings of rcpublicau slavery ! For
our own part we cnnuot apnrcciatc tho
force of such nppcals. Wo tlo not rccog
ni.c the vnlidity of such clnims. As far as
forcign intcrferencc is conecrncd, Mexico
nnd Texas stand upon cqunl ground. Wo
caimoi perccive lliul tlio cnuscol Slcxico is
any less the cause of libcrty thnn is that of
'lexas. Ve cnnnot bo cotivinced that thu
ciiiigrants froin this rcpuhlic have any moro
iifjiii iu iiiiruijuco Muvciy niiu n jiruviuce ux
Mexico, then tho governtnent of Mcxico,
han to struggle against its introduction.
Uuder thcso circumslniiccs, wc linvo ndop
tcd strong langungc on thc thu question.
Our pcoplc nro bouud, nt hust, to observe a
strict tieulrnlity. IT tho Texans can cnrry
thcir point, nml sttccccd iu thc introduction
of slavery ; let it not bo with our aid or our
couutentince. If thc Mcxicuns quell tho
rcvolution, maintaiu their asccndancy, nnd
cxclude domestic. slavery from tlicir tcrrito
ry wo do not perccive iu what iuaniicr tho
rights of liuiiiiuiity, or thc claims of popular
frccdom, ure violutcd or iufringed. Boston
Froin the I'manclpator.
Middlebury, VI. Jlpril 18, 1830.
Dcar Sir: Thc cattbo of nbolition is going
on rapidly in Vermont, espccially in this
vicinity. Tho Middlebury Anti-Slavery
Society, which last Jtino cousistcd of twen
ty or tbirty inemhcrs now numbers ovcr
two hundred, and ihcre aro iiinnv on thu
eve of iiuitiug, who havo somo hcsitaney.
i iiiuo luuru iiiiuriuuiiuu uu ihk omuji-'h
will hring them into our ranks. Frecdom
U iiidigcnous to our soil. Every usurpn
tion ol humati rights is nhhorrcnt to our
feeliugs. Vermont hns sull'crcd no detcri
oratiou in tho principlcs of huiiinnity, lib
crty, or patrintisni, since the dayn of ber
Allcn, her Chittenden, nnd her Wnrner.
She rver hns bcun, aml cvcr will bc tho
siiino inflxible oppnnent to opprcsfion, tho
snnic fricnd to our Union, tho snmo closo
ndbcrcnt to virliic, justice, honor, nnd right
slic hns evcr bccn. Hcre civil nml religious
libcrty cnnnot be siipprcssed by violcnco
nnd innlis, Indecd, so ohnoxious to iho
epirit ofthe stntoare thcso lattcr things, thnt
whercvcr thcy have in tho least inndo tlicir
appcaraucc thcy lmvc rcsultcd in disgraco
upon tlie actori'. A burst of indignation
wns nt onco expressed froin ono cxlrcinily
of thu statu to tho othcr, last fall, nt tho ri
otous procccdinij's ntiui Anti-Slavcry mect
ing nt Montpelier. For his dlsgrnccful
condtict iu this ufl'air, tbe principnl nctar
wnr turncd out of officc as Preldent of
JoATHAK A. AlLEK.