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r r nY.fnr: thi- PnntniisMoners liiv:
"Tliat Mexico cannot cede tbe belt which
lics bctween tbc lcft bank of the Bravo (Rio
Graadc)and tlio rieht of the Xueccs. X he ,
rcsson enwrtaincd for this is not alone the .
r.,i; f'-,:v ihi.t such territory never be- i
lewrpl to tbe ttate of Texas, nor is it founded
u-jon the jit:t value in the abstraet v.hkh is
jtit-ei upun it. It is rcnurc that tract, to
gcther w'ita thc Hrsro Rio Grande. fornis
thenataral frontier of Mexico, both in n uiili
lary aud coamicrcial scnse ; and thc frontier
of no Statc ought to be sonsht, .imi no State
ihould conjent to abandon its frontier. But,
in ordcrto rcmore all cnnsc? of trouble hcre
n!tr, thc Government of Mcxico engagcs not
to found new fettlemcnts nor tablih colo
nirs in thc space bclwcen t!.e two rivers : ?o
lhat rcmaimng in its prcscnt uniiibabitc-d ron
ditio.i, it mav serve as iu criitnl sccuntv to
both ropubnr-s. Tliat J" cr (alifo.nia. v. htcli
would fce of liUlc .-lvantage to thc repubhc o.
Vom'i Ainpric.i-o.Tcrs irrcat cmbarrnvsrccnts
io Mexico con-idcrin; thc position of that pe- j
riinsuls, oppc-ite our cca.-t of Sonora, frc.m
v.bicbit's fcparated by th. narrow gulf ofl
Corte-. Your E.iceucncv has apprceiated our ,
Jcmarks on fhispomt, and we havc becngrat
j.'ed to scc that von havc yicldcd to thcm.
TI-. r-rcscrvation'of Lowrr C'nlifnrnia would
bu rnodeh to nuke it indispcn.al5e t" kecn a
part of tTppcr California ; fur, olherwise, that
pcninsuln would bc without any conjujunira
tioa by lanj wllh thc rest of thc rcpublic,
ivhi'h'ij always a great cuib.irmsment, esp
cially for a powcr liks Mcxico, which is not
As to the ccssion of Xew Mcxico thc lan-g-ia?e
of the Mexican Mini-ter is:
"We cannot yicld New Mexico, whcs? m
liabiian's have "mamiVMcd th.-ir iH to niakea
yrt r.fthe lc.irn fauiily with more i-nthu-f.2
.A ;han nnv other of tlif rcpublic. Tht-rc
) -.icrvir.g Mcici.-ans, abandoncd to thcir fate
1 v sraic r..?rainittrationi Tvjjliout protcction.
r j m-.r.y tln:P5, eion from tha jncurion of tkf
cva,i havc been thc .Vesirans most truly
patnoiie ; lwiausc, forctunj thcir iIomcMiv
coaiplnints. tL-v havc on!y asrrecd tb.-.t thcy
are and w;h to bc of thc fauiily ; cx;m-injr
an-1 sr.'i in" thcm5c'voj alrcady many timc.
to tli2 vcnr.cc of ihcir invader, nhich lia
bcca csi'itcd agsins: thcm : and d".conrcrted
and discovercj thcir p'a:i. tli:y agaiu con
f,ircJ. And to ilr'-x." Meiicaus can a co;
cninipnt co amt sv'A ihcr.1 lihc catllc V c
tr! And ifpc.-'nu by that thc nationalhy of
t c rct nf thc rcpuWi'', we will a!l icrijh to
gethcr." An ss to tbc rij;ht of iay E"roi thc Isth-m-n
of Tehnantoiie-. thc Commissioncrs .svy :
"fliat sorap vcarj sinre thc Ciovcrmnciii of
tSb Rfp'ibii" grantetl to n pniatc contra'.tora
privilige itli"ri-fcrenco to ihis oljVt, which
vrr.5 soor.Jtramfcrrc-1. v'.th tho F.innion of the
(Jovernmcnt, to Knjijish ubjuiti, of whosc
rjgVs M. xv.'o cannot diipojc."
These arc th" rca'-ons. a.-igned by t! c Vicx
icaa (iovernmeiit fir r'-jcctin the tenus of
pca -c oficre ! Ly Mr. Trijt. in ths prejent pos
twv o.'aiV,ir. wV.hcut a -.vo-il of coinincn', I
t j'jm.t t'.t ta to thc Sonaic and tl.e country.
Bn.Mcvi did not hcrc throw away thc
olivebranch and ic thc swonl. Xo, iir.
s'.ie SereJ licr projc-t of a trcaty, by whieh
ths r-rof csed, Crt, to icld Teias nroper to
tli: 1'r.itcd S'a'c; sci-oad, to ULiintain thc
dp3rt coiUitry bi-ttrcen thc Nucees and the
K:.o Grandc in it. uninhabiied rtatcaana
tinn.'1 frontier; snd third, to rcde to the Uni
ti"l -i!eJ n:nre than onc-half of Uppcr Cali
forn'5, in lu-Xnj: the port and bay of San Fran
cisn. TLe territory thc proposcd to ccde
com t'ps abuut 2(''.--00 square r.iiles, or an
nrca'larntr thn a'.l Xotv England, Xew YorV,
New T' rscy. IVnnUvania, Polawarc, and
Marvland. This pRiposition rcjcctcd by
our I'op m" -'ionpr. r.nd hos'.i'.ities rcnewcil
'Th- hounlary of tho Uio Grandc," says tbr
"And '. "OP'iin to thc I'niird Sratc? of
Xc .Mciiio and I'i'per Califoniia. ronitn
tclau .'im v.hnhourcoirm:.rsicncrvTa3,
u.ii'-r r o r:r.'nnitrnccSi to yicld."
Mr. Trijt, ti.'-rf.i-c. was liound to rcjccl
t'ic t r-i uf pearc oflorcd by Mcxico.
Hi3 1- m- of a trcaty propocl by thc Mcx-i-an
oBm;.J!oniT.' ayj thc Preiidcnt."wcre
n'.ty v im ,nii"-.:b!e. Thcy ncj;o:ia!cd as if
iMMiO vfcrc tbc vi. lorious and not thc van
oui . Tijrtv. It rontaiiicd no proiiiion for
thc inyni' nt by Muxko of the just cbjinu of
Is :hi.. sir. a y:ei. trnc. and impariial rt p
rcjjri'ntun nl" the trnue of pcacc propuern
hyMctiPO? Ui.l the m'.o ihc stand ol u
vic! liimis ranv. nnd rljjtn r.iiiicrsini from
us 1 D:d shc rolue to mnkc ItrovUions fur
t!ia piynicnt ol ihc jusi rhiinis of'iur cisizcns?
Whni conii lcration, sir, r.-ns fclie to receive
f t the i- himdred thousanil square miirs
11. icrninrv islie propnEcd to ccde to the Uni-
tcJ dta'ep, hul n .ti'rliiirso Ironi tnose cMinis?
1 :im not prepared to csiiin ile the vnluc nf
l'in tcrnlorv -lcx;co propocu ! ceoe lo llie
Ut.ic.I S.aics. It inny have been insuflb-icm
to niy ihc iust rl lims of our rilizrn upon
thif G ven.i:ent; but llie port nud haj of
i"'A t 1' rancisro til.ne, I KnniY. have boen ccik-
si Ifred if sr cat v.i'uc lo thc Un:ii:d St.iles.
Itdirs. h iivcvcr, npprir frnm Ihc mcsfacc
thnt the ccsionl tcrriiory deinandcd by our
Cojiniiasiyxier, tv-'.s or jrrcaicr value than a
fair civ.i!ciil fnr our jiui lcin'inilc; for hr
vv e a-iihoiizi! I to iipul.itc fnr ihe tiavnirm
ofs ich ad Ji'io.'iat ptruiiiary consiileralion ns
wn dfrmrd rt-astinahlc.''
Nitv, s;r. I propound lo jp'itlcmcn on ihe
ot'i -r ide "f the rhnmber ilii quesiijiu;
Was i'jiutmd horiomhlr iodcm:ud of Mcx
ici, ivi:h n v.ctnious army ihmiJrrin! ut Ihc
jj.i cs of hrTC.ipitKl, a Ts-.inn of lerriiory "f
jrettcr value than n Jair cq'iivnlcnt fur our
demands-? Tliii i nn iniport;uii qnrs
tim. and. 1 hope, it will bc niKwrrcd belore
the debaie c!ors.
Cui, sir, i!ic ijr i n-vr rajini;. nnd lo
ehoiv ihc puri'ose fur bicli im ninrc vijjnr
ous proecuiion is rcconiuiided nnd dr.irt il.
1 re.'er t.i the hs: n;mual uicesagc oflhc Prrs
ide .t He fays that
'Since the linrral rrnpntin'on oflhc Uni-
, tej Sta e? wasainhorizi-d ttbi n.dc in Apiil
ip.si :"-ge cxpciiUi:urr. Irn'e Iipcu ihciitciJ.
anj i',f prrr .us' blood ol m.iiiy !' our puirit
ntic !e!!oivci.izcne i;ili. fu bliodfn llie i-ror'
ctj .ou o! :ho war. 'l'liu rntieidrr:itinii,nud
thc i-bslii.aie prc.-evpr.iiicc of.iexioii in pto
trac iri thi' wiir. ,im iMllnr.nrp the irrms I
peace whicii il inay beuiciiicd propcf hcre
' Ourarrnshavin bcrn cvpry hrri- virio
rioiii, havin; fubji rn-d n mriniluriry npca
pa::o:i n larje poru inol b-'rnrniv'ciaiiiry,
inch.dinff Iih capi il. sini oesoii.nioui l"i.r
peace luvinfai'ci!, ihc i iipnrlum rjiiCFiintif:
nri-e. .n wli;t mannrr th- w:ir ouglit -n be 1
prosenued ? sni whai timtiM bc iM.rbjturc
policy! lcinnot d.njl.: ili.n vc s'mul.l sp
cnre anj render itvHilabic ihe roinues'e
vhich wehavs nlreaily !nadc ; and :hal, uitb
this vicvr, wc shnuhriiul l aud oc-tipy, by
"'ir naval and niililary f..rrcs, all llie poris
iowB, rj. 'ci, ai.rf pxirinrr ji'itv in our urcu
pis'i , tvl irh m:.y hrr-aflcr lall intn our
poscfssun; that net'h'iuld prcssfnrward our
miuiiry opcralions, nud Icvv stcti mililarv
I i-xiiinDuiions on ine cnrmy. as may. as Tar as
; praclicabic, dilray l!.e futurc tipense of the
Had ths Government of Mcxico ncced-
i ej lo thc rqmtablc and libenil irrms Dro-
poju. uiji niojc oi mijiLimi'iil woulil Iiave
bcen prelcrri'd. Mcxico Imiing dcclincd lo
do iliii, and fa:!ed lo ofFcr nnv oihcr lernie
tthichrould beacrepicil fcy ihc Uniiod Slatf-s.
J"ie iwlional honor, n.i Icss than the puh'ic
iu'erests. rrquircs tbat ihe vtar thnuld be
proniild ivuh inrrc ip I cnrry and poivar.
u.Jtil a j i l lfin t ili- .i jm ,ici! can he ob
tnined. In the meanlime. as Mexico refuses
all indemnity. ivc should adopt measures to
indemnify oursclves. by approprialm? pei
manenllv, a porlion ol" ber territory. hurly
nflcr ihc commcnccn.ent of ihe war, fiew
Mcxico and thc Cahfornias were .aken po--rmo
of hv our furces. Our n.ihtary and
iiaval com.i.ander. wcre ordered to conqi'er
and hold Ihem. nubject to be UllK)Beu oi u
a treaiv of peace.
Theee provinccs are now m ourundispu
i.I .rruualinn. and have becu eu for many
iiionthc; all rcs:ianre on ihe partol Mexico
havinr ccaEcd wilhin thcir liinils. I am sat
icficd 'hat ihey should nevcr be turrcndered
lo .Mexico. dbould Congree-B concur vviih
me in this opini'n, and llial ihey should be
rciaineJ oy tlie u.nueo cinies as inuciiuiii .
I rnnperceivo noijood rcnson uhyilic civil
;,,rt-.iirii',ni ntnt bitvs of ibe Uiiited cialcE
ohuuld not ut ouce be txieiidtcf over thcm.
To vr.iit fora ircaly of pe.icc, tuch aswearc
wilhns to m-Ke. bv wluch our re!aimii iu-
iva-ds Ihcin would not be changcd. rannol
be L'ood rolirv ; whilii ouroivn iuteresl.aud
ihai of tbc jieuilo iulubilin:? 'ieni- require
thai-asiabltvisi.onibIr, s.nu Irrcovcr.nncnt
under our aulliorliy eh-uld. as soon a, pos--.iblc,
ba esiablishcd ovcr ihem. Should
Co!ires.lberc:lbre, deicrmine io hold these
provinces p-iniiaiicntly, and tlial llicy snau
hcreafler be coneiderrd as cunMiiUcnl parls
oVour c iuniry, ihccarly csiab.'iehment ol'ter
riiorial porernnicuis over ihcm vill be im
porianilor ihe. niore pcrfect protcclionofper
siii.sand 'nroiicriv: and 1 rccommend that
bucIi lerrilunal goveinnients be Citablihed."
' HadtheMcxiraiiGoveriimenl accededf'o
ihe cquilablo and liberal terms proposcd lasl
Wpril." a cefsion of rtbout onc lmll of ber re-
puMic vvould Iiave saiiMicu iue t reeiacoi;
but lier rricciion ofuur icrms, and thelarce
hv liic reneival ul hosulitics, "iiiust,' he says.
-n.lljencc tbe terms ol peace which it n:ay
he decmed pmpcr hcrcalicr to acccpt."
Howniurh he iuicmU licrcafier tu claim, he
b:io not condcbcendcil to inlorm us. New
.Ucx:ro and Ibe Califnrnia, he s:iys. are in
our odsc.-Muip,nntl ought never to bc currcn-tlcrt-d
Theoihcr Mexican provinccs, in ourpo.
scsEiiin. are Io be hcld as a ineans oTorriii
.Mexic-j toacccde tu our tcruis of pcacc
W'tll. sir, what arc our lcrius of peace!
Wb.il dncs the Prcsidcal dcsirc to cocrce
.lexico lo do J Wby. sir, Io scll us fil.ecn
oi nvcnly millionf ol'iiollars worth of her tet-
ritory. 1 Iita is tbe plaui k.ng!ili ot Ihe
tvhoic malter, and, in my judginefil, i: is a
procccdiudiihiiuutnble iu thc rouf.lry, and
I i!l ivash my hands ol all parlicipaiion iu
it. II ivc niUfl lake .'.cxicjn territory to pay
thc claims oi'ocr Cilizros upon that Gnvcrn
mrnl, Icl us be conlcntcd uiih a ceesionsuf
fiirieni lonhai purpofe. Mc.xiro isuuderiio
oblbjatiun to bf II us her territory, an J ihe tvnr
uugla not to bc ccnunued lor n tiiilc Iiour lo
coiupcl ber lo do il. Uut ihis mcnrure lw
hccii ri'runimrndcd by ihc adiiiiuii-irnlion.
and ihe hntionible Si naior Ironi Arknii.-.at-f.Mr.
Scvicn,) ayr, ihut io tuiliciciil for iiim.
Ii is not t-nllKicin lor me. 1 inust r.ct ou mj
oivu rcspontnliiy, and nel ou thc rtpuni:
luliit ol ihc Execuiive. 1 must be ?au:liri:
rt.M ihe n eju;c is ncccssniy to vindicatctbi
ri'his aud t-ustaiu ihe hunor uf ihc couutry.
beforc 1 cao supporl il.
Aifuiii, sir. il has bccn more than intima-
tcd by honorahlc jenaiors on lhe oiherEiJr
I tbc chanjbcr, whu havc pariiripaled ii.
ihis dcbj-c, that lhe only tcst oflruc pa'riot-
ism und real luve of country, is a ccrdiul sup-
puit ol ull llie incasurcs rccomir.cnded l
he admiuistralioii, lor lhe furtbcr prosecu
:inn of ihis war ; uiii1 lhat opposition to theii:
oppotuion lo ihc country. and tal.iuijsidfs
uitb thc cr.emy. S:t. 1 rlami it to bc as pal
rncic, aud us rcady lo :arul by ihe country.
ui peace nndin war. .is Senators over tlie
.. sy. I?ui iiis oiicibiug lo slatid by thccoua
Irj, and quitc a, dificroul ih-ng lo sland by
:he adiuiuiclia'ion. In ilnnilinu by ibecouir
try. 1 find mystrlf coivpclicd lo nppote lhe
iurasutcs rcrommcmltd by llie aJinuiiftra
lion, hcc.iuc, i:i my judgmcnl. if cir.-icd out
ihcv wouhl prove ruinous lo lhe rounlrv. Biu
.Ur. I'rridcni. ihc honorablu Seuator trom
llliaois (Mr. D- i ghes.) snid be tvas sur
pried lo hcarihis warr.nd lhe rccommenda-
uuns ol Ihc 1 rrndi-nt lor iu viirorou iirosc
cu:ion dcnouiiced, 'T?pccially from lliofe
rnaiurs nbo vnlcd forall lhe war mcasurcs
ol Ibe laet ?ri-pioi and lln! preccuing onc.:
I lic ivar incasures. ur, lur vilurli weliavc
brrctofore voied, werc reconmicndrd, iht
Proidrnt iulormrd us, ivilhno view to thc
irii'iiiiiiui uf .1cxican leriiiorv, by con
qiif.i n itist and boiiorab'c pcacc, aud noi
the Ibrcilile duinembernieiit o lhe .1cxicaii
rrpublic. wns lhe purpose avowcd for lhe
I lo.ccuiion ol Uie war. isut, sir, llie ivar,
f inrc lhe last c etsiun ul Congrres, has as-
suniPd a new clmraclcr. Its raore viijorous-
prticcu:ion is now rccoimnendcd Hr a new
objrl, and onc that wc havc nivcr approved,
liui imi.ormlv cnnueiuncii. W e navc ncvcr
:cdmcn nor moncv lor sucb a war anhc
Prt'cidcnt now avows this lo bc. The war
l"ir whirb we volcd cupplics vras a war
hhpiI vilh:wiew loconqucst." Thobon
oinblc Scnaior, ought lo fccl i o surprite ai
ihe flni;ri ne I.ikc nmnsl lli:s uill.
Hul, ur, 1 will leave ihis subjcct zml pr.rs
u a biif ! revicw ot Ihe inensures wlucli oc
ravionnd ihe wnr. iz: lhe nnnrxation nl
Trxin. and the ordcr ol" ihc 13tb January.
ISlG.lor ihe marrhofllip army from Corpus
Chrin. lolhc lefi bank of ihc I!io Grandc.
For llicte Iwo incasures lhe dcrrtncralic par
ty and U:e Pre t ident are responfeiblc. And
I ihrref'ce chare upon thcm Ihis war. nud
all hc l.!o.i,l aid trcasurc ii has cosl ihr. conn
'ry. The annpxalion of Tcxas was a pariv
mi-aurc. Il as a schcn.e, devisei! by the
ilcniocracy ofihe toulh, lo prr venl ihe abo-
IiUon orkUvery in 1 cxas ; and, when hrst an
noiiiired. it lucl wiib nofavor Ironi ihc dc-
j mocrary t.l lhe north. It wns deuuunced
( uiih creat violcnce. and in I iimunj'C Pome-.
what oJm-ivc. by lhe parly picss. and in ihe
roiivention'j ol iho peoplc. The Globc. ihe
leadini: ilcmocratic press inlhis cily, joined
in ihc opp.ifiiion, and ii was roiiiiriurd up lo
liic mseii.ijof the democratic conveation in
B.ihiaMie in .Uy. li. Now, sir, ?s ihe
hiiiliirlble Senalor froi'i Illinois Ihought it Ii;.
duiy loconvry throngh lhe Kenaiclo lhe
coutiiry thc denunciaiicns ol a poition of the
cirrj and llif press aainsi lhe warof IS12.
1 will lollow his exaniple, and pie;enl lo i!e
;mie Ihc drnuncialions of ihe uorihern de
mncrary nvniust lhe nnnexaiion ofTexns,
whcn lliescheme wasfirsl uimounced id ihc
country. 1 shall do lhis,fir. wiih noviewto
caei reproarh upon ihe peoplc of Tcxas, hul
io fhow lhat, v.iih lhe uorihern demorrary.
oliliyalioiis :o coimlry nre suniclimcs ovcr
come by obligaiions io pariy.
On ibt-20ih ofNovembpr, IS13.the Dover
Grfr.ct'p. N. II., n demorraiic paper, in un
ariirle aL-ainsl nnnexalion. spokeuf Tcxas. in
tb; fiillmviiiir Unirnt'c:
'Tcxas ran hardlv le in a norsc ftatc than
it is now the mw" wkkeil, vile, God-aban-doncd
jilace of b h wc havc anv kuowledu'e
its histon- vtuMinaket!tes.ivagcb!ush wfth!
shame. et there are foaie wbo deire tocf
fect an union betwcen Texas and this coun
trv, as if vrc had not cnongb guilt and crimei
alrcady upon our shonldcrs. H'e icish rathcr
H.a! trecaidil flzan impastalle si'lflKlicecn tu!
and its binicrf, that its lireadlh of pesliltncc
might nercr reach our sftorts. Hcavcnsave us
from a union uitb Texas."
The New IlaniphireXashua Gazctte (dcm-
o-ratic papei 1 ol November D, 18i3, in speak-,
ingoftbe annexation ofToxas said:
. ... jr .,.. ut.-,wM u.r.niuuut o .1-,
bla ka'iii wttcr as hclL" j
"Vc hope, and sincercly truit thcre will be
no truckling on tbe part o'f our northern rcp
rcscntattvcs, whcn this jnighty projcct sball
come up uelorc tccm in au iu nuriiiuuu
Tbe New Ilampsbire Patnot (democratic
papcr) ofXovember23, 1843, speaking of tn
ncxation said : . .
"Ile, (the Trcsident) and b gang will
probablv atteaipt to tlirow this qucstion into
Con''reiai a Cre brand. It may producc
miscTiicf, but we trut that the deniocrats bave
rood fen?c enough to avoid bcing dbtractcd
bv thc acts of the cneniy."
" The Dover Gazctte, New Ilamphire, in thc
fall of ISJ3, iu anarticle agaiust the admksion
of Texas, amoni other tbings, said :
"The admisitbn of Tcxas into thc Uniotf
woa!d be a public disgracc, and dLsgrace usin
thc cyw of all thc civilized world. It would
array azainst us the moral influencc of all
Chnstcridoin, and draw upon us the just rctri
bation of an oflcndcd God."
At a Democratic Convention hcld at Read
field, Maine, in the sumnier of 18-13, to nomi
nate a candidate for Congress, for the 3d Con
grcssioaal District, thc followingrcsolution was
"'jIeso!red,That the impropriety and incxpe
dicncv of tlie annexation of Texas to thc Uni-
ted States, opposc insuperablc objections to it
adinission into ihe Union ; and that the silly
reprejcntation of fcdcral prcsscs, that tbe dem
ocratic party arciii allianic withtbeslavcpow
eroftbe South, in a fystcniatic dcsign to ef
fect the admirsion of Tcxas, is entirely unsuii-
portcd by any lacts, or by the shjrhtest intlica-
tions m any quaricr, gnmg sucn a suppoMiiou
thc appcarance ot truin, anu is, tncreiore, a
wilful and dcliberatc fabrication of the fcdcral
nartv for baic aud partisau parposct."
Ilerc. .Mr. Preiident, wc have thc vicws of
the patnotic dcmocracv oflhc 3u Longrcssion'
ai JJJSinci m .iainu upon u.e iuujeci ui in
as annexation. The ciiarge that thc democrat
, -i .... 1 . 1. 1 . M
ic party wcre in favor of thc mcx-ure, is de
clarcd to be a viilful falschood, uttcred by the
fcdcral party for base and partisan purposes.
But, sir, this hostility to annexation was not
conuned to the 3d Lonrrrcssional iistnct in
Mainc, the demoeracy of the whole S'ate op-
rKfccd it bv stron-' rc-olutions passed in the
house of lteprcscntatives in tbe winter of
Ilcrc, sir, arc tho resolutions of tho Demo
cratic Legis'.ature of .Massachusctts pascd in
'Ucioh-cd, That under no circumstanccs
whatevcr, can the peoplo of Iassachusetts re-
sanl tlie proposition to admit lexas into tnc
L'nion, in any other light than asdangerous to
its continuance in peace, in projperitv, aud in
tbc enjoyment cf those bles.-ings which it is
the objcct ot a tree goTemment to secure.
llcsolced, That the Senators and Represcn-
tativcs of MESsachusctts, in tbc Congrcssofthc
L nited States, bc requestcd to spare no exer
tions to opj'o and, if possible, to prevent
the adopuon o: the proposition relerreu to.
Jl'.'oh-fd, That his cxcellcncy, thc Govern
or, Le rcqu;tcJ to transmit one copy of these
rco!utions to the cxctutive of each of the U-
ntcd States, and a like copv to each Scnator
and Repreientathc in Congress from Jlassa-
Tl.e deinoerarr of Massachnsetts rcgardcd
the cdmi;ion of Tcxas into-thc Union as dan
gerous to its perpetuity, and under no circuni
stances whatevcr, could thcv consent to it.
Es-PrcMdent Van liuren in a Ictter to Mn
Hamrr.ett, under date ofApril 20, 18-14, op-
poscu annexation, beeuuse, in tns juilgment, it
would mvone us in a war with.uexico,
And thc 'Vahinuton Globe ofthcfirst of
.May, 1844, contains tbe following editoria! ar
"We concur witb Mr. Van Buren fully and
coruially m this mcw, anu say it is tbe only
wisc, bonorablc, safc, anil practicablc courjc.
Musk-o and Texas ore now at wartthc anuis-
tii e admits it, (a cireumstar.ee of which we
wcre not appriscd whcn we wroteourfirst arti
cle cn this subject ;) and to a !opt the Texans
as our citizens at this tunc, is to makc our-
selvcsa part v to thc war, and to taka upon
ourtclvcs tbc buiness of its conclusion, e'ther
by negotiating or by arms. It reqnires no
dcclaratinn of war from Mexico to involvc us.
From thc moment wc admit Texas, wc make
her a territory of the Union ; and it would bc
uiuawiul anu punliabic m her to trcat vvith
Mcxico or to li"ht alonc with Mexico. Tlie
Unitcd States alonc could Ircat or fisbt : and
thu?, frcm the dav oflhc raiiuYatiou ofthis
treatv, tbe Unitcd States and Mexico would
be at war; commcrcc betwcen thcm would
ceasc, and thcy would reraain at war, and com-
mcrce leraam brokcn up, untd thc ncgoliations
or the arms of the Unitcd States tenninatcd
the adopted war. This is clcar common sense,
aud no onc can uenv it.
"AVc havc bccn looking a little furtber in
the publishcd documcnts which accompany tbe
trcaty, Hnd cvery stcp amazcs us more and
"lorc. AVe find that Ixird Aberdeen and tlie
British Minister here utlerlv denv the Duff
Green story, sent from Ixindon in Auust last,
of thc designs of England upon Tcxas, which
is rnade thc foundation ofthis whole procecd
ing. AVobelieve'it can casily bc proved, tbat
the who!c M-hcuia of getting up the Texas
qucstion, precifcly as that qucstion now is.cx
isUd long beforc Duff Green furnishcd that
protcxt aud that all this story of British inter
ference, now jiut forth as thc prctext for thc
movcmcnt, bas bccninventcdsmce the movc
was nrganized." Glole. May 4, 18-14.
"If thc General Govenimcnt thould take
this stcp, in violation of thc trcaty with Mex
ico, would tho charactcr of our country bc left
to our jiosterity thc samc noble and honora
ble inhcritancc which was banded down to us
by Washington, JcfTcrKin, and Jackion?
"Wc do not believe tbe great mass of our
countrymen are willing to sacrificc the honor,
thc renown. and the real glorv of this country
for an earthly acijuisition. ll tbcn, Texas has
admitrcd, by a sofcmu proclamation, the exist
ejice of a war bctwcon herand Mcxico : if the
Government of the Unitcd States has,bvaso!
cinn official doeument, dcclared its full knowl
edge that this is thc state of the relations be
twcen Texas and Mexico, how can the Fresi
dent and Senate of thc Unitcd States. without
sacrificing tho honor of the country, adopt this
war with Mexico, in thc face of our trcaty of
peace with that country. 6'M-e May 15, 1844.
(Concludcd ncxt weck.)
FROM GEN. TAJ'LOR "ONE MORE
LEFT OF THE SAME SORT."
ThcJIontgomcry (Ala.) Journal has tfce fol
lowing reply from "Old 5ack" to a Commit
tce of tbe Montgomery no-party mass mecting
which noaiinstcd him for Presidcnt ou the Stb
cf January : Tribunc.
Uaton ltoucK, (I.a.) Jan. 25, 184S.
Gcntlcmcn: Your cociulhncntarvcommuni-
eationof thc lOibinst.encIosingto me a copy
of the preamble and rcsolutions adojited on
the Sth mit. by a public mecting ofmy fellow-
citizcns, jcithout distinction of arty, i'a Mont-
r 1 1.. i i
;uim.-r, iia.; 1155 uceu rcceiveu.
i-orthebish lionor wluch tbcr have bcen
pleascd to couferupon me bv thus" nouiinatir.!'
me for tbe Prcsidency of the Unitcd States,
and for lhe very kind languagcin which they
have secn Ct to noticc my past lifc and scr
vices, I beg vou as thcir reprcsentativcs, to ac
cept my profound acknowledgmcnts; and to
assure mv tellow-citizens vcho ccmposcd this
mecting that shall offer no active opjjotitioa
to the vse of my name in connexion vith tJtisrc
sptctaUe tjjice at lonij as tltey ccntinue lo ne
if ttut, lUKPEXDENT OF PARTi DIS-
T nm mnddmnfi mll. 1 .'. 1.
bcdieat scrvant. 7. T VYL'OR.
Mcssrs. Wm. M. Murpby, X. Il'arris, A. F.
iiopuns ann otbers, ajontcoracrv, Ala,
Ahem Wc want a Whin Prwidcn
irj l'rcidcnt next
FROI THE AEMT.
Iiater from S"lesico.
ProceeJinffs of the Mililary Court Martial
Cl.uryes agaiust Gen. Scott tcitfidraicn.
Augcsta, April 3.
The overland esprcss bas arrivcd witb Xcw
Orltanspaicrs to the 29th ult., and an cxtra
P;cavur.eitsued on tbat day, containing advi-
ccs frcm era Cruz to tbc 24th ult., and trom
the canital to the 25th.
A rencwal of thcdifficnltics ,bctween Gcns.
Scott and Worth had taken placc. ftlr. J.nst
had becn rclaincd at tbe capital as a witness
against General fcolt, but will leave for the
Lnited States vheu thc Court of Inquiry ad-
Gcn. Twijrirs and a a numbcr of otber ofli-
ccrs havc arnved atXew Orleans.
Col. Ilcnry Wilson bss succecdcd Gen
Twifrcs as Govcrnor of Vcra Cruz.
No more tupplics than are nccessary are to
be sent into the mterior, in view of the imme-
diate withdrawal ot the troops.
The Court of Inuuirvcoinracnccd its session
at the Palaceon thu ICth. Tbe next dar.after
a short private session, thc Court announccd
that it would proceed witb its delibcrations.
Gen. Scott asked wBat persons were accused,
by wliat parties, anu wliat sunjects wcru to dc
Theorderforassembling tbe Court was thcn
read. It rctiuircs tho mvestigation of the
cbargcs prcfcrred by Gen. Scott against Gens.
1'illow and Uuncan : also, tlie complaints ot
Gen. Worth ajrainst Gen. Scott ; and desur-
nates the time and place of mecting, and the
Gcn. Scott said that he dcsircd that all tho
parties intercstcd sbould bc prcsent, partieu
larly Gcn. Duncan, as bis remarks would con
cern him. Ile also iuquired whether any oth
er persons were cmbrated iu tbc order as ac
cucd partics. The Court, aftcr deliberating
privately for half an hour, rcplicd tbat no oth
er partics wcre accused.
Gcn. Scott made a short speech,in which he
into a prisoncr while at a Histancc from his
country, ftruck down from his high conimand,
and tound himscll placc-u as clucl cnminalmd
the accused become tlie accusers.
The presidcnt Judge said that the rcmarks
mnst not mfnnge the rulcs of the order con-vcnin-r
the Court. Gen. Scott then resumec'
and ou the conclusion of bis speech the court
Tlie next day tbe presidcnt exprcssed bis
rcadiuess to lnvcstigatc tbe chargcs of Gcu.
orth. General tco!t said be was readv to
listen to whatevcr chargcs b.id becn made s.
The judges tbcn rcada Iettcrfrom General
Worth, stating that for the welfare of the'er-
v:ce, ho wished to rvithdraw thc accusatiou
made in his appcal against Gcn. Scott.
Aitertms nau Uceu read the doors were
closcd, and whcn rc-opencd the iudcc au
noanccd tbc determina'ion to suspcnd procecd-
Gen. Scott then rcquestcd tbe Court to pro
ceed in tbc case of Gen. Duncan. There
upon the Court organized for the investija-
tion ofthis case. General icott in?isted upon
thc reading of thc documcnts relating to the
charse against CoL Duncan. This thc Cocrt
Gen. Pillow cxpresscd thc dctermination to
vindicate himself if thc Court ordcrcd the
chargcs prcfcrred bv Gen. Scott for trial.
Thc next day it was decidcd to take up the
accusatious againit Gen. Duncan bv General
Two chargcs wcre cmbraccd in the accusa
tions the firat was a-violation of thc armv
rcsulations, which probibitcd the publication
ofletters in rclation to militarv operations-ind
the sccond was in consequcnce of some facts
asscrtcd by Uuncan in Icttcrs wntten liy him,
and bis answer to thc chargcs.
Gen. Scott thcn withdrcw his accusations a
Gen. Pillow said hc would rcply to tho ac-
cusaliom; ot ucu. .t-ott.
Tlie stcamcr l'etrita waa wrcckcd near AI
varado on tbc 25 th.
IIORRIBLE LOSS OFLIFE.
Pawtucket (R.I.) Tucsdav, )
12 1-2 oVlock, P. M. " l
Thc Homc Print Works, ncar Central Falls
m this placc, at the abovc hour was thc sccnc
of a most teriible cxplosion and lamcntable
lossoflife. Tlie boilcr attacbed to the estab-
hshment has blown un, and how many c
Kiueu uou omy Knowi. ine worsinen arc
busy in digging up thc ruinsin order to find
As latc as 2 1-2 o'clock, P. M., fivo persons
hav bccn dug out of the ruins. Tho main
buildingof the Works is literallv blown to at-
P. S. 1 o'clock. Eight bodies havo bccn
takcn out; 6 mcn.alad and a ronng woman
This occurred at noon, while a portion was at
dinncr. Six more arc supposcd to be in tbe
Worcester a Citt. Thc legal voiers
or Worcester I.nvc (TrcidfJ lo accept
iheir rity charlcr. The whole numbcr ol
volcs east was 1513, of which 1026 were for
thccharier. uud-137 against il. Majurilyfor
Mexican EMionAMTs. The Cinrinnali
Commerrial says Feveral Mexican fjniilici
havc arrived in lhat cily, piefcrrin a resi
dcncein ihis country. toonein thcir distract
ed ualive land.
UEMAr.EAELH ColNCIDENCE. The old
house iu Fronl elrcet, bctween Wnlnutand
fliestriut. wliich was formerly occtipicd by
Mr. Loui? Philippe bas just been torn down
lo makc wayliir modern iniproveraeiils. At
lhe t-ame lime ihe old residence of King
Louis Philippe, in Paris, has bccn deslroved
also m makc room for niodern improve-
ments. Une could monilize a litileon Ihis c
vent, ifhe hnd aniind. Phil. Sun.
Tiie 1'kesidexcv. Clau and Tavlor.
Tlie po!iu"cians secm dctermined to rulc (he
Iresidential ro.ist, and the Wbis sicns of tbe
times are quitc clear that a Whig N'ational
Lonvcntion wni again prcscnt the name of
Ilcnry Clav to the pconle as a candidate for
the i-opularsufi'rasc as Pre-ident. Tlie dem-
oastrationj forMr. Clav throuahout the North
and est, are verj- strong, and, we opine, o-
rpmoirprifirr. n-1 . I , ,1.- .1
strations in behalf of our favorite candidate,
Gen. I avlor. are niainl v conlined to some balf
dozen South-Wcstern States. All New Eng
land, and the t-iddlc States. and Ohio.embra-
cing tbe main Whig strcngth of the Union, are
undoubtcdly warmly ia favor ofMr. Clav;
anil we apprehcnd. will orcvailin ireneral
Whig Convention. Mannhis (Tenn.') Eanle.
A Tcleraph drspalch frnm Washinslon
says: A rumor is prcvalent here that Gen.
Sco'.t inlcnds lo rcsign his command so soon
as bc retu.-ns lo Washington.
JS" The Democrat savs. that.ilnrinp' one nf lhe
battles in Mcxico, a sold'ier, aftcr being strnck by
a bullct, was bcard to exclaim: "tio iit fjiot has
hxrlrd all the H'hiygcn out ofme." The fair pre
sumption is that the shot carricd awav a pood
portion ofthc poor fcllow's -brains. ZoawnVc
IWf !lul Kannlmn ll i.t.nil i.rd
. g 11 . -1 1 I. ..1 11 V. 1 1. .11.'
Toesdav, March 23 The Oregon Bill
was brought forward in tbc House this morn
in". It cstablishes a tcrritorial Government west
of the Kocky Mountains.preicrving therigbta
ot persons ana propeny appcnaining to tnc
Inuians. Tbc Govcrnmeut also rctains tbe
right of dividing the country into two or more
parts, as it may choose.
The Loan- Bill occupicd the attcntion of
thc Scnatc most of the day.
Mr. l'hclps, of Vt., made a speccli in reply
to Mr. Atberton, and upon the question of the
finances gencrally. The positions ndvanced
in a formsr specch wcre maintaiued with great
skill, wisdom and justice, and with a clcar &
perfcct knowledgeof thesubject. Mr.Phelps
aimed mainly to maiatain his formcr vicws, &
UIUCU Utailli I W UUIULIUU UM iUIUlbl ! IV. . ,
.,ccppP,l in .Inlno- sn. IU IpM in rrrmrd to
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tbe ttcbt ttiat vr mie its mmunum amount couiu
bc describcd, its maxmium could not be. Thc
bill was passed after Mr. Pbelps had closed,
30 to 2,lMcssr3. Baldvvin, of Ct, and Hale
of N. II.
Wedxesday, March 29. Senate. Xu
mcrous petitions and memoriaLj wcre present
cd one by Mr. Allenof Ohio,congratulating
tbc people of Francc on thc esiablisbmcnt of
a rcpublic, &c.
The bill relating to California claims was
discussed, in which the expcdition of Colonel
Fremont was favorably noticcd.
House o busmess of great public mter-
est a long spcecb by .Mr. lahm, ot Uhio, m
l.norol tuc llmot 1 roviso,.c. &c.
Mahcii 30. Senate Mr. Phclps prescnt
cd a nctition DravinT Confrrcsa to nurcbase th;
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m. v ernou ri.-.ie iue samc io uecouie uic
property of thc nation. Referrcd.
Ibe resolution cougratulating the people ot
Mr. Hale movcd to amcnd, by adding "and
manifcstiug thc sincerity of their professionsof
libcrty, by emancipating tbc slaves m all their
Mr. Calhoun moved to Iay the rcsolution on
the table. He thought the action prematurc.
llC Iireterred to wait and see WhetUCr thc
ed at Icast thcv ought to await the result of
llm nnnstitntinnil (.'onvention. The motion
w.is lost .
was ioai. .
.Mr. Ailen moved to make it tbe spccial or -
. i- .v r . m i - -r r
der for the first 3Ionday in May.
Mr TinnMiss ninnpfl JpIsa- Tt will dn ns
Mr. Liougiass oppooeu ucm. it wm uo us
no credit and F rance no good to wait unUi tbc
struggle is oyer. No action.
UOUSE was engageuon tlie UClunomgKi
Orcson bills. Notbing important done.
Mr. Hilliard made a regular Tavlor speech.
ArniL 3. Senate. A messagc wasj-eceiv-
ctl from thc Prcsident communicatiug a copy
P .U ,1 l.,U
u. .ui. -K.- 'V"""-
iean Ambassador in Francc. - The dispatch ntovement that shall ia any degrce tcnd to cni
contained an announcement of the evcnts of barrass the cclion of the Conventicn, crcftbe
the Revolution, the ovcrthrow ot the monar-
chy ot Louis i'mlippe, and the Cstabiishmcnt
of thc Frcncb Kepublic The Messaseof tho
Presidcnt exprcssed his perfcct apprc-val of
the Ambassador in his prompt recognition of
the Provisional Government, such an approval
bcing, in thc judgmcnt of tbc Prcsident, only
uic juumcni oi mu xrcsracni, oni
what was due from thc United States to tbe!
new mcmber of thc familv of Republics.
Oa motion, tbe mcssage and dispatch was
referrcd to tbe Committee on Forcign Rela
tions, nnd ordered to bc pnntcd.
A numbcr of petitious were thcn prcsentcd
1 1 C i 1 1 T . .1 ! ..1 t?
s, it. a"a reu.ar.y .Spo-cu
Mr. Allen of Ohio, then movcd that the rcs-
olution meviouslv otrcred bv himself. tendcr-
iua the consratulations of CoiiL'ress to the
Frcnch people be taken up.
On this motion an animated and intercsting
debatcsprang up, in which Messrs. Criltcndcn,
Allen, Bagby and otuers took part. On the
one hand it was urgcd tbat for Congrc tode
lay to rccognize so grand a movement in be
half of human libcrty as had just bcen aehiev
ed in Francc, would bc totally forcign to thc
principles and charactcr of this country.
What would be said if tbc United States,
which claimcd to be the choscn homc of liber
tv, should hesitatc to recognizu and cncourogc
tLc struggles of other nations to obtain free
dom for thcmselvcs. On tbe other side it was
contcnded that it was nnt yct certain whctf.cr
the movcmcnt of Francc would ultimatcly be
an advantagc to thc projects cf liberal and rc
pabliean pnnciplcs of government. Tho ex
periencc of tbe pastin that tountry wa3 of a
charactcr to cxcitc some doubt as to thc con
scquencc of thc present attempt, and it would
be more advisable to wait and see what thc dc
vclopmcnts would bc. Tbat time would cnable
us to judgc ; wc nced only wait till tbe asicm
bling of thc Xntional Convention to know of
what kind the future institutions of France
were to be, and whether her revolution wns
really an occaiion of couyratulation cr not.
Bcsidesit was urgcd that olherbusincss beforc
the Senate required its attention.
Finally the ycas and nays werc demandcd
on Mr. Allen's motion, whcn they stood as fol
low: Ycas 21. Xays 22.
House. Thc rules wcro suspcndcd by
Ycas and Xays, and a joint rcsolution, expres
sing thesympathy of Congrcss v.ilh the Freticli
people on occasion ef their rcccnt rcvolulion
and tbe proclamation of a Rcpublic, wasintro-
Mr. Donnel of X. C. moved to Iay tbc sub
ject on thc table.
lhe question to lay upon tho tablo was ta
kcn by yaas and nays, and decided intbe neg-
ative lcas 11, ays 154.
The general discuision of thc rcsolution was
cntcred upon and continucd bv Messrs. Hil
liard of Ala , Mc Clcrnand of 111.. J.In-'ersolI.
Haskell of Tenn., R. Ingersoll, Cummings of
Ohio, Giddinss, Bavlev of Vinrinia. Duer of
ew lorlc, and luckof Aew liampsbire.
The discussion was one of thc most excitinc
that has takcn placc in the House during thc
session. The subject of Slavcry was intro
duced bv Messrs. Giddinjs and Tuck, in con-
ncction with tbe proclamation of thc Provis
ional Uovcrnment ol francc aboltsbing Slave-
ry in the French colonies, and produced a
great dcal of warm feelinc The debatu was
protractcd till a latc hour, when on motion of
Mr. Ashmun of Mass. the House adjourned,
Mr. A. thcn havinc the floor on the subiect
t"Tlie Washington correspondent of the
Tribune savs of Judsc Phclps and his speech
in the Scnatc last wcek:
Mr. Senator Phclps made one of his stronc
speechcs to-day, in answer to Mr. Atberton
orrathcron the financialconditionof thecoun-
trv. It was ditinniished bv his usual iower of
argument and lucid statcmcnt.
Ihere are but few Senators of more ability
thanMr. Piielps there is hardly onedistin-
guishcd for closer, severcr ratiocination. He is
always ctpial to the occaion but then tbe oc
cjsion mustbe one of some importance toget
His speech against tbc 1 rcatv m sccret ses
sion according to rumor was a "reat cffort.
He ablv andsucccssfullvsupDorted Mr. Wkb-
steic in thc stand against tbe combincd influ
ence of Executive patronage and Senatorial
lears. 1 heir opponcnts gamed the victory m
votcs thcv in argnmcnt. Thc country "will
ira i -,,-., m.,j . j f
.-Inamiutn7 Blundcr occurred a few '
days since iu a tclegrapic communicstion froai '
. !,., V,-.r f" v ... :iw t,;. I their maioritv Iarcer, than at any ""-r--,
S, "Mr. Scncr confirmed." Thcy propcrtJ ff MiJ ,0 b( roo-re and , ,; of the but six ycars. Honor to tne i
y reportcd, "Mrs. Scricr is onfined." valuable than in X. York . IMail. i ful W higs of Connecticut . A i -
Tuesday, April 11. 1848.
TllE Bostox Atlas axi Mb. Clat. Wc
cannot but fcel some dcsree of surprise, as wcll
as rcgrct, at tlie coursc the Atlas is pursuing witb
rcspect to tlio Candidatcship for the Presidency.
Ilighly as we esteem Daniel Webstcr.asa states-
man, and willingly as we wonld give him our
votc for Presidcnt, wo cannot doubt that the use
wluch the Atlas makes of bis name, will tcnd on-
ly to crabarrass tbc Whigs in their nomiaation,
i-IttAnt tnflfpr?tlv nilrsnrin th rlflims of ifr.
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w,t. TT,nf,w .lUtmcmMipit sr.ifpsmHn
mT-,v, reeeire tbe unitcd snnnort of the Whiss ot
Vcrmont we do not qnes,;0n. But tbat he can
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crcr awakcn a t.U.e of the cnthus.asm and sym-
now felt for Ilenry Clav, we may vcry safely
doubt. Mr. Clav will commaud, throughout tho
Union, a vote by many thousands grcater than
can posiibly be polled for Mr. Wcbster. It is
utcless to ronceal the fact: Daciel Wehstcr is
not, never has bcen, ucTer can be, apopvlar inan
His uamc does indced conimand an immensc rc
spect cvcrywhere, but the name of Hesky Clat
; liTes irt tiie hearts of conutrvmcn.
that bccause Mr. Clay was dcfeated, in thc last
campaigu, he cansotnow bc clectcd, is not ccr
. tflittl f i l,vt fttnt-tlnTi rnil linur rrt lip hp
; " '"c , -
i said to have been "badly bcatcn," when only
5000 votcs (out of more than j2J00,000) would
havc givcn him the elcction ?
We hare taken no very actire part in tbc dis
cussion of this question. from th: fact lhat wc
ideemit propcr, after a fair ttatement ofourowUj
prcfcrenccs, and what we believeto be the niani -
I fest choice of a great nrnjoritT of tbe Whigs in
I nnr o.,.,. f,s we havr- alrcailv Jrme or. n frmfr
occss!oni) t0 sabm;t the matter cntirtlv to tl.e
, " . " . .
I National Conrcntion. tn which we are to havc c
! fir represcntr.tion. Wc an confidcnt that a
1 hi? Conrcmion, composcd of delcsatcs from
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evcrv part ofocr Union, will, first of all, cive tlie
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nommation to a H.i aknown, consutcnt, and
j whoIc.touicd Wb!g . an(3 morcorcr, th tucb a
I rBnBllon h, mnW nnn,:fi1 ,n hn
f- . . J "
will be thc most sutawe n fcijr, in the prcsent e-
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mergency, to prescnt fur the suhrngcs cf their
party. When sucb a nomicalion is made, too,
w thm rnllozt -orflrlpnf"P tliflf prrrr WTti'.
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ill runllallr suouort iL We dfDrccale anr
party cfter the noniraatiou shall have L-ctn uiaue.
On Tbnr.day, thc 23J ult, Mr. Uilcmarher,
vendcrof Homceopaibic medicines. in Founb St..
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cuu cu. u. mcil.v jiisccs. Jlis nuc itoj iiusi
lliockingly manglcd.and qnitc dead. Mr. H. was
iasensible, but is now recovcring. Thc blade of
i a shoemaicr's knifc. found ia tbe bed. clottcd
wih b.ood M t0 lho jct8Ction 0f tac snpposcd i
murjcrcr Charics Langfelt. a Germin.ho has
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been exammed and ccmmittcd to pnon. His tn-
nI wiU tat P!aco during the term commencing
the first of the prescnt month. Circumstsuces nl-! S3- and rcpcrtcd fy lelvgtap.i lor itc oai
ready known leare little doubt of bis guilt. ! -.v- Those of eur recdtn to wbona :t ns i:a
Langfelt had uttcred threals tgair.st Mr. and ' possible to furabh a copy -aiU find the stcic. v...Ii
Mrs. Hadcmm-bri, on wbo.-e tcstiniony be had j lin farther and intensely cxci:tn5 Hitc!:it.e-.s
some time previouily bctn tonvictcd of rolbiug ' brought by tlie llilerni, of a ii!l lnt.r V.t,
a Church, nad seutcnrcd to coufir.cment in llie 'a presdnt nambir. Ihc.e are s:..-
I'rison. Tbe pcriod of his, entence had jnst er
p.ircd. Thcre was a tremcndons cxcitcment
tliroughont the cily, and the accused had crcn to
bc protecled from thc violcnce of an enraged
Wiscosjx. Tbe new Constituiioa, to far as
hcard from, has bcen adoptcd by large majoritics,
and Witconsin is now undoubtcdly a State, and
cntitled to tive clcctoral volcvatlbe next dec
tion. Ci&sius M. Clat. This geutlcmin is pcti
tioning Congrcss for c recompense of l.is losscs
in Mcxict! iuih cs a old wsich, a u!t of
clothcs, (J-c. Txeofiddlet which cro einashed,
on tbc way, he sjs he will "throw in." Cassius
is growing great aud gcncrons.
Intekmatiosjil Exciiixces. Everybcidybns
bcard of the fystcm of Litrrary aud Scienlilic
jixchanges, originated and sncccssfully put in op'
cration by M.Vaitcmarr.of l'aris. An intcre.'ting
p amphlct, containing an arcount of thc vi.it of
this distinguiihcd lorcigncr to our Staie Capital.
aud i:s results, as wcll as much valuable iufor
maiion, in cluddalion of Ihe manncr in which
ihis tclirmc ii to le tfTcrtcd.lias bcen published
by order of our Legislaturo. It is got np in a
bcautiful stylc, at the oEce of the 1'rcc I'rcss
Gen. Clarke will plc.-.so accept our thanks for a
The "Asolo-Sacsc.h." Somebody has tent
us a copy of this "fanny-jraphic giaour-nal, (ts
Lord Byron has it,) bearing date April 1. Wc
were never worso uJ'xltr in our lifc
K?-Mr. Nugent, reporter of thc X. Y. Her -
ald, bas been imprisoned for contcmpt, on re
fusing to disclose from hom ha rereived his
copy of the Treatv. IIo exculpates the Senate,
its officers and printcr. Suspicioa now rests
strongly upon Mr. Bucbanan.
Anti.Sadbatii Coxvestiox. Tlus meeting,
solongtalkedof, came otTat Boston, a wcek or
two since. Among the prime movcrs werc Ed
mund Qumcy, Lloyd Garrison, C. C. Bnrlcigh,
Maria W. Chapman, Lucretia Mott, Abby Fol
tom, Parker Pillsbury, and Rev. Theodoro Par
ker. AbontoCO fcmalcs wercin attendancc. All
were declared cntitled to seats as delcgates, who
cstcem all days alike. One of the speakers)
launchingout ir.to'a tbrilling harangne.denounccd
Collcgcs as humbngs, and Cbnrchcs likewise;
and arrivcd,at last at tbe sublime conclusion tbat
mcn sltovld litely ore. But, said hc, thc men of
the present age have not love cnough to carry
them througb this wickcd world. "1 haver cx
claimcd AbbyFolsom amid shouts of laughter.
Aftcr adopting rcsolutions to incrcase busincss
transactions, (such as ronning cars and stcam
boats, &c, cfnr,) on Snnday, the Convcniion ad
journed. Mrs. Folsom, who had greatly annoyed
tlie mecting throughout, with interrnptions and
cxclamau"ons.nowbegantocryout inthe streeL',"
and cnded the day; by taking involuntary lodg
ins in the watch-house.
5TV Lonis Philippe, ex-kins of thcFrench.has
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a larjrc amouut ui iauucu propcnv in icw iors
t- r 0rIn. hcW ,, . ,a ln v,
York, be has two or three fine blocks of stores in
fCr Wc give our readcrs , ihis wctk. the com
mcncement of the raluablc speecU 0r Sena'nr
Upbtm the posscssion of which, we trust, will
amply compcnsate for tbe aliscnce of our uiual
Tariety. After the conclnsion of this spcct-h, ite
proinise our readcrs some intercsting Slual'uty
which will not probablv again f oon be nccjjsatiir
givcn up, for the sakc of lengthj polia'cal anirlj.
3-Hcn.A. II. Sevier, thc Specbl Comai,
s'nner to Mexico. has recnrpred frnm !; i... ...
j ncJJ and Uepartej a bis missiou. '
! J3 Daaicl Wcbster is now in Boitoa. hsTii,,
j bcen called home by the dangroni illnesj 0f ijj
j daugbtcr, 3Irs. Appleton. No bope is cntcrtainej
' of ber recorery.
StMPATUT WITH TI1E FaESCn l'OrtE.
Large mcetingshave been held in New York naj
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1 hiladdphia, consutmg of 1 rench resi '.ea-j tl
fth1- i-itlTTi, mrmlv rSrnniltnw In .1. -
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WitxiASt D. Erpcs, chargsd witb ihe rax.r
of Adolphus Muir, in Virginia, had bis pruai3.
arv exaraination last Wednesday, lefon the Dn.
i widdie Cottnty Court, and was coraraiueU fur ;:i
al before liie Superior Court at ths end of tlu
E7 Jonx Jacod Astor, whose dca:b w. a-.
nouaced last weck, was buritd, iih m, ,Ulll
mony and display, on Saturdar, tlie lt ias;. na
was a ualive of Germany, but had residei! m vrVr
Vorknearly sixty years. He was ia t e S5tb T-.r
of his age. Tlie. only importEct pu' '.ir r, "att:
in his Will, was the approprinrion of S4um . i :
the cstablishment of a Free Librury in Nw V r".
I The full craount of his property U rou-i ier.-'
j lcss than has been usuallr rcporte-l V.;i jnt
j than twenty millions. V.'asbingtcn Iriuj; n one
' of the Executors namcd in Mr. Ajtur'i W'u
rt-Hon. James .V. Blaik, RcpresentatiTef.uE,
1 Somb Caroliaa, dicd at Waihinsiu, on tl.e 3,1
J3-An elcctlon of Lity oSicers orcurs m cw
York on Tuesday, the 1 1th imt., (to-dev )
I w ,
, JVV, e have m our pos-esfioii, a raeun-n-i :.
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i Comrrcss, rejpertiDir thu purdiasc of tLeaL-
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incton tstate at Mount v trnou, to whuU r,
! ,hM 1,e 7 s;s"tures fiom as nmnT
I citizens of this County s are f.ieudiy to ,
rroieet. We wisb io fonvanl lhe ilcm.Hal :n
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'' aslungton It the last of this raouth.
FIC and I.oss or I.irr. A Jestrunivc fr
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' cor.surainp a fjctcrr, papcr ail.', rud .cvcnl tr.c-
chaaic sbops. Two mcn numcd Leuiu;l Wrigb;
and I-ivi Pulmtr nhile nttcaptia toreuuiiu
property from thc factory, not Mippoiinp thera
selvcs in ny dancr, wcra suddcnly lur. oauu.d
by the 2air.es, in sucb a raannir as to rcndcr t:.c.r
escape or rcscue impossiblc.
CJ Two mcn. connecteJ witb ths ToUirai.b
line bctwccu New Orleans and Fort l'iko, niUa
crossing Ijta Pontcharlrain hi an opeu lott,
were upset and drovi ned, on tho ITtliuIt. Thcir
names werc Willard and l.iaes ths latter from
thc Staie of Xcw York.
EfP.orEAX Xuws. We iiiueJ eu exlrs. -a
Saturday, containing an abstract ot tho bij;!:!;
iinportaut news broupht by tlie S:etuiL:j Wuh-
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rcii aim ztcuiiui limcs. iru.r, nn.i ii.uso t.ku
sire the bttrst n;s will ouierre tbe great fai ; i
tk-s c now possess, for fmiiling ihis iuijor -ut
itcm, grcatly iu advaucc uf ibc tuaila.
Louis Philippe, it issuid, is now tbe guest of
Mr. Bates (in Loudoii) of tl.e fiita cf Bsring,
Brotbers & Co.
Bird Familt. These distinguirhcd vo
calists bave L:cn singing in this placc. during
the past wcek, after au abscnco of feienl
months. We aro clad to nolico cmong tho
number our cspccial farorite, Master IMi:i,
who is in cxccllcnt spirits, nnd striicslouixku
evcrv bcdr elst so.
t?2"Tho rcport tbat tba noiks of JoLa
Quincy Ailaics are to Le publifbtd by his n
Charics F. Adams,is pror.ounced by tho Bos-
I (0n AVhig (of which tho latter is edilor) to be
' purely n fiction."
tST Tho Whig mcnibcrs of tbe X. Y. I.eg-i-lalure
bave pa;cd a resolution (nc.vly ucan
imously) esprcsssiug their opinion that tba
first cboicc of the Whigs in that Siatc, is Hen
isy Clay and that 2ew York give biai,
or anv other reliable Whig, bcr SC cleai.:al
Jt.Niort ErmniTioN-. Tbero wi'.l be n
Exbibition of tbe Juuior Clau in Middlebury
Collcgc, on Tucslay Evonius, thc 25th init.,
at the Collcgc CbapcL
fS" Ilornco Mann is clected to .ucceed Mr.
Adam. bv - maioritv of 1S1S. This slows
! a largo Whig gain.since Xovcmber.
Conszcticut Electiox. Tbc hii's :n
Connecticut havc done nobly. Thc Allss say
the Whig majority in the State will bc aboct
1500 orer evcrvthing a gain ofiomo 'i'
votes from last vcar. Thirtccn Ser.xtors out
of 21 are certainly elected, with a probabihty
of one or two more. Thc House, will stand
119 Whigs, 100 Locos, and 1 Indeperdect.
TVo .n. il,,,. nunirnl nf the election of tvo
H'J, .'n.'vrf ftn'i Sfnntari .' oae
succeed John M. Xiles (I-oco Foco) on thi
4th of March next. Thrco ckocrs for
Thc Whig triumpb in Connecticut is fm
pbaticallv a vcnlict for Principles. Tho whig
ofthat Statc havc fought tbe battle manlu.ly
on thc broadest Whiggrounds. Thcyareun
equivocallv for (beProtection of Home Ibor.
Thev are fora liberal pohey vnth regard to
River and Harbor Improvements. Thcy aro
hostile to tlie SubTrcasuryand the suspicioui,
rcpubvive, do-notbing policy of which it is tbc
result. Thev Ioathe the War on .Mcxico and
desire no acquisition of Territory by ConqncJt.
Thcy are opposcd to a Xational Dcbt. and ia
favo'r of paying tts we go. Abovc all, they aro
stcrnly resolvcU to battle to thc last againrt
anv Extension of Hnman Slavcry imder tLo
tlag of our Union. And that they arc straign -ou?,
unequivocallv, unqualiCedly, in favor ct
IlE.N-r.Y Clat for" next Presidcnt in V'
cnceto any other livingman, the world weu
knows. Scarcclv a Whig Convention or fflect
ing has been beld in the State io wluch thcir
t... nt ipn paruestlv. decisively man-
ifcstcd. Andtboir victory 'is mora 'lecwjvc.