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THE CANADA DISTURBANCJEW
The following letter from the Secretaty
of State,.and Secretary of War, acconpa
nied the President's Message in relation to
Ike disturbances in Canada, communicated
to Congress on' the 8th inst.
-Mr. Poinselt to Gn. Scott.
Dx&r.TMIENT' or WAit.
Jan. 5 1838.
. Sir:-You will repair, withotat delay, to
tile Canada frontier of the U. S. and assume
the military Command there.
Herewith you will receive duplicaie let
ters to the Governors of the States of New
York and Verment, reqcuesting then to call
'Into the service of the U. States such a
military forcee as y*utt may deem necessary
Ifr the defence f that frontier of the United
Tis power has been confided to you in
the full persuasion that you will use it die
crectly, and extend the cil only so far as
circumstances may seem to require.
It is imllortant hiat the troops called into
the service should be, if possible, exempt
fron that state of excitement which the
late violatiou of our territory has created,
and you will therefore impress upon the
Governors of these border States the
propriety of selecting troops from, a portion
of the State distant fromu the theatre of ae
The E xecti live is not in possession of legal
tlority to employ the military -force to re
strain persons within our jurisdiciiou, and
who othMit to be ttdcr our control, for vio
latinlg the laws, by mll:,king inetrsions into
theiterritory of neighboring and friendly na
tios,wish hosttile intent. I can give you,
therefore, no instructions on that subject;
but request that you will use your influence
to prevet such excesses, and to preserve
the character or this Government for good
faith taid a proper regard for the rights of
Thc militia will he called into the aer
vice for three msontlis, unless sooner dis
charged ; and in your reqtiisitions you will
designsate dhe numnber of nmen, and iake
care that the oflicers do not exceed a due
Tihe disposition of the force, with regard
to tihe points to-he oeenpied, is conlided to
your discretion, military skill, and intimate
kaoi ledge of the eountry; and the amount
ofl the force amust depenad upon the charnce
ter and duration (if the coatest now going
oat in Caanada. and the disposition mianifes
ted by the people and the public authorities
of that colony.
Thu President indulges a hope that out
rages. similar to I hat which lately occanrred
at Schlosser, will nuot be repeated: and that
vou will he able to maintain the peace of
thatm froitier without being called upon to
ujse the force which has been confided to
Very respectfully, your most ob't serv't,
(Signed) J. R1. PO1NSE T.
Bvt. Maj. Gen. Winfield Scott, Wash
711r. Poinset .u Gov. Marcy.
DEPARTM.ET OF WAn,
- Jiat. 5th 1838.
-Sir. The territot v of the U-nited States
having been violated by a party of aried
ment froatm the Cnnada shore, aud appre
hietsions beiing outertained, fromt the htighly
exeited feelings of~ both parties, that similar
outtratgos may lead to an invasiton of our
soil, thec President: has thoutght proper to
exercise the authority vested in haim by law
anrd call otut such a military force as tay be
deemed tecessary to pirotect the frontiers of
the U. States.
I ami, in consequence, instructed by the
Presidenst to retiuest yot wvihl call inito the
service of the Utnitedl States, and place an
dler the comtmatnd of Brevet Major Giener
ali Scott, such mnilitiat force ais lhe may re
qhuire to lbe eamployedon the Canada fi-ontier
for the purpose~ set forth.
Ve'ry respectfully, your most oht't serv't
-J. Rt. POINSE'TT.
Ilis excellety W.-L;Maarcy,.
Cov, of New York, Albany N. Y.
(Sante to Ihis E xcellency, Silas H1. Jetn
nison, Go vernor of- Vermiout, Moni tceiier
1Air. Forsjth to M~r. Fox.
DEPAARTMgNT OF STATrF,
WVAismhzNTo, Jan.5 1838.
A ~~ Sir: By the dlirectioni of~ 4he President of
thc United States, I hsave ite honor to conm
mnitnte. to you a copy of the evidence for
mishaed to this dlepartmtentt of an extrasordina
- -ry outrage coammitted . from H ecr. Blritansic
Majesty's province of Upper Canada, on the
peros and' property of citizens of the, U.
- tates, within t he jurisdiction of the State
of N. York. The distruction oi'.the-prop
crty. mid toas ilns of citizens of the
PUmted States in 1soil of N. York, at
thme amomemnt when, at isiwelh known to you
te Presiden; was antxiontsly,endeavoring
to allay the exciteme~nt, and earnestly seek
itng to preventany-uinfortuntiate occurrence
on the fronttier of-Canada, has prodneed
uponi hismitnd the most pamfaul emnotions of
suarprise andc regret. It ni ilI necessarily
fotram the subject of~ a demand for redress
upon her Pilnjesty's G"overnmuent. This
-coamnsticatiotn is made to you tunder the
- expiectation that throumgh your~ instrusmen
tnlhty, an early exlaniiation mtay lbe ot~am
ed from thteauthorities oIf Upper Canada of
all the circumstances of thte tratnsaction;
and thiat, by youtr advice to those uahiorities
snehl dkeisive- precautions may be used as
will retnder .thie repititiont of similar acts
heas enfter imapossible. Not doubitting thae dis
-po)Sitionl of thse-Goveraninent of Uppo r~an
udat to do its duty in puntishting the aggres
sors attd prceenting~ future outrage, the
Presideant ntittthsidin, ha. deied it
nedcetssatry to order a sttllieient force on the
frontier to repel .rmj atiemipt of likolebar
- acter. and to make~ kntown to you that f~jt
-should occur, he eannnot lie answerablhe for2
-he effect of the itndignation of the neighie
boring people of the U. States.
I take this occasioat to renew to you the
aissaranco of mty ditiishied consaidera
tion, JOllN PORSYTif.
TJo Henry S. Fex &c.
The New E xchatnge H lotel a t Newv Orle
1l:1n8, an esttablishment said to lie suirpas
ed by nonet int the Unioni was openmed on thoe
FrouneaArmupence o 4'kkt4aen ?.fo.
Tbe.Senate are ktill engulphed on the
suh'ectrof Abolition, and the last, of Mr.
C 'ous tesolutitons was disposed of by
being laid ou the table'by a vote of 35
Mr. Preston addressed the Senate at
length against it, and he himself made the
motion to lay it on the tabie. -
Mr. Allen, of Ohio, then moved the Res
olution heretofore moved by hiirV as an a
mendment to one of Mr. Calhonn's, de
elaring that nothing contained in these res
olutious was to be considered as restricting
the liberty of speech, impairing the right of
Mr. Smith. of indiana. moved a substi
tute declaring affirmatively in favor of
those rights, and that all petitions should
not only be received, but also considered as
adjudicated. On this a long discussion en
Mr. Allen opposed the amendment, be
cause it did not discrimuinte between what
Petitions should be considered. Mr. Allen
wasdisposed to receivo Petitions, but to
compel the Senate to consider and adjudi
cate upon all that might be sent, might be
to compel the Senate to consider whether
they should perjure themselves. For in
stance th'ey might be called upon to consid
eiand adjudicate on what was so obvious
ly un1cotjititutionnl, that no man could vote
for it, and yet they must tnder this propo
sition, be forced to discuss it.
The discussion is still going on, but the
final question is espected to be taken this
Law for enforcing Neutrality.-By a law
of the United States. pAssed April 20 1818,
it is evacted that - ifany person shall,with
in the territory or thejurisdiction of the U.
States, begin or set on foot, or parade, or
)r(pare the means for any military expe
dition, or enterprise, to be carried on from
thence, against the territory or domi nionsor
any foreign prince or state, or of any colo
n1y, district or people, with whoim the U.
S. sire at peace, every person so offiending
shall be deemed giilty of a high misde
Ieanior, and shall be fined not exceeding
$31)00, and imprisoned not nore than three
By the same act it is provided, that any
person ncepting a comimission in such ser
vice, smihl be liable to a penalty not exceed
iig 2110 dollars, and to imprisonment not
exceeding three years; und any person en
listing in such service as a sold ier or sailor,
or hiring or retaining another person to en
list in such service, shall bo liable to a liue
not exceedinig 1000 and to imprisonment
not exceeding 3 years.
Nmtw YORK, yan. 10.
The Aurora Piracy Case.-Yesterday,
Judge Beuis decided that the prisoners
Sheriden, Crocker, and Morton, should be
ranoved for trial :o South Carolina, within
the jurisdiction of which State ho judged
iheir olfltice was committed. Of the three,
Crocker alone is committed for the capital
oflence, of feloniously wrecking the Aurora.
Capt. Sheriden is committed onily for rob-'
biins her, inasmuch as though he had agreed
upon the wrecking of the schooner, he did
not purpose is aclcomplishe"nent at the time
it w as carried into effect. Morton was con
mitted as a wittiness, bnt his admission as
states' evidence here will not bind the
Court of Soutth Carolina to receive him as
such, and' extend to him thme imnmnunity
which it would .have secured to him, had
the~ prisoners been tried here.
Oneo of the Marshals has recovecredl up
wards of $3000, which Shieriden leil with a
respectable citizen~ of the city. Sheriden
says that h~e hell it with a view to induce
the metn to go bail for hiim-but no hail has
bee-n taken or- offered. ,It is suspected that
thmis is a part of the booty.-Sun.
K Ew YoaK, Jan.. 10.
This has been the fin-est bright day for
the owners oif Real Estate that: we have
badi for more than a year; During t'hat pie
riodl, of all property Real Estate has been
considheredl the poorest; and to be knownt as
a specutlator in this description of property
was tfatul to any man's credit. Yesterday
the large pr-opierty oif the -Estate of .lordon
WVrighat wats brought to the hammer, and
the-wvhole of it was perempjtorily sold Great
siit~ was manifested, and the prices ob
tained were perfecedy satisfactory to the
Executors. -We have never seen so large
a cotnpany -on any similar o'ecasiori, and
tmatty were obliged to leave, being unable
to obtain an entrance inato the sales room.
Thme sales were positive, and none of the
heirs were purchasers.
We tunderstand. (says~ the Tallahassee
Floridian of the 6th inst.) that the fugitive
Creeks in WVest Florida, have at length
been induced to submit, and'hnave come in
utidegbie conduct of. their chief,Co-a-ha-go,
sentby Gov Call, :to treat with thoem,
T'his inteltligence is commnutnicated by nm let
ter,'rc t? Ffy since by the Gov
ernor-. froum Mr', Richards ;-who states that
the Creekc radians to the number of seventy
which is supposed to- be all who are out,
nre now at Walker's Town on the Apalach
A Maniffe.-The New Hampshire Ga
r~ette records the following and states it as
Somec htunters recently fotund, near the
liwcllinghotnse of a Mr. Veits, in the neigh
borhtood of Newgate, a htuman beitng a ama
sine, shut tip in a cage about 4 by 6 feet,
partly tunder grotund. where lie had beetn
aonfined by a chaitn for 7 years. lie had
2o fire, was alnost naked, his beard was
inearly a foot long, atnd his whole appear
mmee resembled that of Nebuchadlnezzer,
ifter his d welling was with the heasts of the
jeld.. -His wrete ~lcondition excited N
ympaties f th unters, and we are tobi
hatsom epro ~itestfiold have dleter
Mjinedl ti : pioni of the ptublic
ttitlhorities of Eto7 fConnectictnt to the
Jo~n R andolph Esq r. a planter residitng
nn the highlands of East Bnton Rogtte,
ans mutrdered on the twenty first tilt. The
orizette states that twg of his slaves a tw
~ro tman and woman hatve been tried,
otutnd gtuilty of the crime, and have been
etnteed to be htung on tlso public square
n that town on WVednVleh th o~tb ju..
"te detailsof t ojwiving stockin
oecurrqee. are frnuisvhle Advfoi
the 6th isst.
cide.-The-Mechapie's Saving Instliatioia
was drenehed-with-blood vesterlay evening
The Treasurer, H. S. Jolian had gone ln
diner. leaving the, Vjprk,(9. At. Parkerin
the Bank. After the Treasurerleft, it seems
that Clender E. Dick, was admnitted into
the Instituti'on by Mr. Parker, *ho had becti
acquainted with Dicks from boyhood.
Under what pretext Dicks entered, 'or how
he acted immediately after obtaining ad
mission, must lie tmatter of conjecture. 11
appears, however, that Mr. Parker was kil
led at his desk by a blow with the hammei
used in cancelling notes paid. Ilel wat
struck on the top of the head, and the ham
mer bdied to the handle in - his brain. Al
this instdtt it' opposed Dicks commene
his search for mo ts a drawer in whiclh
batik notes are usua Neptwas found part
ly drawn out-when Mr. Julian, 'he Treas
urer arrived, and knocked at the door ol
Dicks opened the door, admitted Julian,
shut the door again, and contuencemd an nt
tack upon him with the hanniner witi
which Parker had- been killed. Julian,
unapprised of what had occurred. pnrried
the blows aimed at him, and begged Dicks
to pause, assuring him that he was mis
taken. Dicks continue-] his assault-mak
ing blows after blows- until M. Julian had
an opportunity to seize the hammer, when,
in struggling with his.adversary, Jt.lian Iell
but not without wresting the hamner from
Dicks. Deprived of the hamner Dicks he
gan to feel for his pistol. The aim of D.
Was seen, and as Julian rose from the floor,
he discovered Parker lying dead tipon the
room. Suddenly Julian raised his chir
threw it at Dicks, and thus gained time a
rush out or the door, and gave thealarn to
twoortlhree persons in the immediate neigh
At this moment Dicks finding that dete
(ion was inevitable, raised his pistol to the
side of his head, and shot himself.
Mr. Julian, we ar hnppy to learn. tho'
wounded in the head and i the face, is not
considered in a dangerous situation. Blut
poor Prrker, lie wias cut ofl' in his prime,
leaving an interesting wife and three chil
dre,-and is for Dieks the robber, murder
he was he victim of' Gamtling. We knew
hin for years, when clerk in one of' the first
hauses in this city-when he had not been
corrupted by at association, and was above
suspicion or reproach-liandling thousands
daily and giving entire satisfaction to his
employers. In 1831 or 32 he. wa4 master
of -a steamboat, which proved ant improfit
able concern ; and here'it is supposed his
carreer as a gambler commenced. In 1833
lie obtained the situation as clerk of the
Philadelphia, which boat was robbed of five
or sixihousatind dollars. whilst Dicks had
charge of the key of the irot chest. Sus
picion rested on him, and it was therefore
difficult if not impracticable for him to
obtain employment. Having lost what
money lie had at the gaming table, lie was
driven lo desperation-ad hence lite bloody
occurrence we have just letailed.
Front the Charleston Atercury.
E xtract of a letter frot St. Augnetiine,
Jnnuarv 3 183S.
"Our W~ar hans again comumenced ini good
earnest. Th'le Indians certaitily have ex-.
hiitedl some considerable tact in selectitn
the~ir hattle ground ini the late engagetment
withCo..Taylor. As I have beetn infortm
ed the place selected wvas a horse shoe ini
form. Tb0 Indians posted themselves ont
thme right a'id left and as soonl as onir forces
httd marched itt, the~y received the i ndiatn
fire on each flatnk. T'here must have been
at least one thousand men ofdur forces en
gaged. The Itndians have learned sonic
lessotns of wit fe mtan's warare; they retre'at
ed thtronigh the hammtiock attd formed out
sidle, and as soott as out' forces renehed the
outer edge, they were received by a deadly
fire front the Indians.
How long is this war to last?-General
Jesup certainly des all that lhe ean to close
it ; but it is believed that he is fettered by
the intterference of' Governmflent--the Cher
okee D)elega lion. and such like -matters,
a nd I nevier have beclieved in the close of t he
watr at a blou'. It must he closed trough
a long course orsuccessive operationis, well
fbllowed up. It is after all, more like a f-or
hunt-yon must kill them ol' one by oneo,
after a lo.ig chiase."
WVe copy the ibllowing extract from the
correspondence of the Savannah Gleorgian
FOr L A NE, E. F. Jan. 1.
"We have news also frotm Charlot te liar
hour or vicinity, of a hankl having beedn
fought in rhe early pairt of last wseek in
whlich five hidints were killed and nine ta
kent prisoners, and Lieut. Hlardint of drag
oons, being, dangerously if not mtortallv
"Thle express from General Eustis' eanmu
(Fort Christmas) who arrived here yester
day .ornihg,.,saes that upon his- leaving
ihe mfip, an express hand jtust arrived from
Col. Twiggs, wvith the intformation that am
sitmilar engaegemient hjud tamket place be'
twveen a porsion of his command atnd the
Inidians, and that thme same tnumber were
killed and taken prisoners, as in the battle
of' Lieut. Hlardiam. Trhis news appears toi
be correct,.. butt the express htas proh~nhly
confounded Col. T ,~oe'wnd Col. Twigg's
expuresses, bty ~f~bcans or other. We will
hanve the tr d'orf. shortly, andI I will gave
T1hec following particuilars of the late dis
astronas aetion with Col. Taylors r'egimenmt,
we .!opy1 fromt the N. 0. True Amierican of
the 10th inist.
"Col. Taylor haaving with him a part of
the 1st, 4th atnd 6th regimetnts of infantry,
amounsing to ahboye 600 meni, 300 Mhissotii
Volutntee'rs, andI htotut J100 Indiatns, wias
matrchaing itt pursuit, ofna large party oflhos
siles, sutpposedl to conisist of fromt 200 to 400
Seminoles and Miensukies, undacer Aligaom'
and Sam Jones, came up ilth theum near
Lako -, trear whtere the Rtiver Kisuimmi
etnmpties itself, lHe hai learned their positiotn
fromt two prsnr taken ont his route, iad
an reconinoiterisng found the enemy con
'eel in a thick hammock, only accossible
by a passage over a morass of a quarter oft
m mile wide. Perceiving no other way to
riproach them, Colonel TI gave orders to
he 6th, regimentt Io advantce, tuppourued by
the Missonri vohintcers arrd the Intdian.
i: pTassage oveti , were frequeni
ly piged-p,uo t , itudbe one
my now cnen eneea marderous. fire i thi
was about I o'cloclk. The 6th, under Col
Taylor himself, continued to advatce mot
gallantly, although offiecers and inen ivor
fallin-g in great numbers. At this menion
was not able to pass, owin to their bein
mostly mounted men, and tbat.tho Missou
Indilns had turined and led, Col. T. ha
ordered Col Foster to Pring. up the 4th
and with this force,'a balitnt charge wa
then made, driving the Indians towards thi
lake, and clearing the hammock. The It
diants returned to the fight three seven
times, but at leigti 4ere completely route
escaping by the lake and river, where the
had a great many pirogues and canoes.
They left8 deed on the field, but it is out
ppsel many inure must have fallen.
On our side the loss was very great-ibhe
being 27 killed and I II wounded.. Amon
the former wore Col.Gentry. or the Missoui
.corps, killed in the first advance, and *L
Col. Thompson. Capt Van Swearengen, i
Lient Brooks and Center, all of'the 6th it
fantry. Of the latter was Capt. Andrewi
of the Gilb and others. Compaiy 'K' f th
6th infant ry, commanded by Lieut. Caric
was cut to pieces-not more than 6 bein
The first regiment was not in action, be
ing stationed as corps de reserve. As I
the volunteers, it is to lie regretted they di
not partake ofthe glory of the achievemeni
especially beenuse if the reculars had bee
supported by them, it is believed a larg
number of the enemy could have been mad
p;rison rs. R
Navy YAR, CHARLESTON, S. C.-Let
tr ;fro, the Secretary of the Navy, in re
lation to the establishnient of a Navy Yar,
at Charleston, S. C. December 27, 1827
Referied to thi Committee on Naval AffairE
Dec. 26th, 1837.
Sir-In obedience io the resolution of th,
House of Iepresentatives of the 14th c
October last, directing the Secretary of thi
Navy to report to the House, at its next ses
sion, his opinion as to the expediency c
establishing a navy yard for sloops of war
and other ships of a similarelass, at Charles
ton, S. Carlina, or some other portion a
the Southern coast, together with any in
fornation lie maly possess upon that subject
I bev leave to report:
That, in a printed dlocument of the Sen
ate of the United States, of the 6th of Mai
1836, (24th Congress. Ist session, No.36,
will be found a report of the Secretary c
the Navy. communicated to the Senate o1
the 23d of January. 1836, with two letter
and a report from Captain Learney, of th,
U. States Navy, and an extract from ti
report on the survey of the coast of Floridn
made by Licut. James Ramage, of saii
Navy, together with documents accompany
ing the report of the Secretary of the Navy
containing valtiable information as to th
propriety of establishing a Navy Yid a
Charleston, for the building and repairiu
sloopIs of war, and smaller vessels; upon I
consideration of nich, I have heretofor
expressed the opinion that the harbor o
Charleston might lie judiciously seleatel
for a-Navy Yard for the buildingi and ie
pairing of such vessels; uninhat '.'the p10
.ition of that harbor, !with respect to on
squadron in the West Indies sind Gulf v
Mexico. al'ords a strong argument in favo
of selecting it as a naval stationi, innsmnuel
as it is often important to obiain recruit
of seamen and suippilies of~ provisions ati
stores for our vessels, wvith~ont the incon
venietnce and delay of visitini; otur Northier.
It appears to mxe diat the harbor c
Charleston-.presents many ::dvantages, a
ristig from the wvenlth and business of th.
plauce, its number of mechanics and latbor
ers, its facilities for rceruitmug senmeni, ant
for obtaining supplieb anad provisions for ti,
navy; all which are enmitled to mouch cou
sideration in selecting a propJer stationi.
Th~ie growiing imphortlance (if eamploying
large squtadr~on in the West Inadies afrn
additional evidence of the expediency e
establishing a navy yard at Charleston, ii
some other portion of the Southern cons
betwveen the Chesapeake and Pensacola.
The selection of such stationa must depen<
uplon a view of all the comparative adlvan
tages of the dilferent ports examined atid ti
I beg to refer to a report from this De
parmnt of thme 28th of .Decembher last, t<
the Senate of thieUnitedl States, (24th Con
gress, 2d session, No. 194,) undler a resolta
tiona of that body of the 24th of May, 1830
reaiuesting the Executive to cause to bi
made the necessary examlinahions and stur
veys of the several harbors south of the
Chesapeake bay, and a report tipon ilb
compjarative facihities anid advantages c
the same for the establishment of a iiav'
yardl; under which resolutions, Commuodori
Woolsoy, Capt. Claxton, and Commnande
Shubrnick, of the Navy, were appoinwe<
commissi~pers to make such examinationm
togethier with their repurt upon thme samec
by which it wvill appear that thoso conmmis
sioniers gave a preferece to the hatrbor c
Th'le dot-uments referred to contain th
information called for.
Licut. Wilkes, of the Navy, is now etn
gaged upon a survey of the harbors of Bean
fort tand Wilmington, in N. Carolina, amnd
survey of M~ay river, from Tybee bar to thi
II unting Islandl. llis report, as soon asi
-can lie obtained, will lie cozmmunicated t
I have the honor to be, Sir,
Very respectfully, your adh', serv't.
Hin. James K. Polis,
Speaker of the HI. of Rep. U. S.
Thea SIramer Caroline.-T he' history e
fewv vesseh, is so event ful as that of the Car
oline. She was bunilt of iive oak som<
years ago at Charlestmn, "S. C, atnd wa
brought to Albany, between which plac
and roy she plied for some time. Shb
was then sent by the Erie antd Oswveg<
eanals to Canada, when a new keel wa
given her, andI made a British bottom.
llaving heena engaged its somo smugglin1
transactions,she was condemned & soll thu
making her an Atnmerican boat again, A f
ter plying from this to various ports on th
lake, sihe wvent oni her ill-f., ed (:xpedlitioi
Idlowni thle river, anid imet with an end, lih
stublimiity of wvhiebi can scarcely be paral
t The bilowing is from the New York
Courier-and Enquirer.ofltaturday the 13th
V, "In our columns this morning will be
9 found the Canadian account of the capture
I of the Caroline which-we copy from the
Ll Toronto Patriot. At will be seen thal the
expedition was fitted-out by order of Col.
s NaeNab and commanded by Capt Drew of
0 the Royal Navy! This places the whole
aff'air in a far more serious light than we
expected, and we fear,renders its settlement
more difficult than was anticipated. It will
Y also be found, it is alleged that the British
- forces were actually fired upon fron our
-shore previoisto the capttfre of the Caroline.
We can scarcely believe this possible, as
e no rumor of the kind has ever bees pub
lished, and surely if it had occurred, it
3 would have becen known long before this
We indulge the hope that the whole af
- fair will he pronptly disavowed and proper
9 reparation mande by the British authorities
0 as soon as the facts of the case are obtained.
r Theto can no longer he any doubt but all
the maisaiig were killed, ab they appear to
havo defended the boat with spirit.
~ From the Toronto Patriot Jan. 6.
We have received from a friend at Chip
pewiu, the following gratifying intelligence:
On Friday last the 26th ultimo, a steam
er called the Caroline, which had been
given, lent, chartered or sold by the Buffa
lonians to the Pirates oir Navy Island, drop
lied down from Bufl'alo to Schlosser. A
roject was immediately fruned to cut her
t . and nine bouts with nine Volunteers in
each were prepared in Chippewa Creek,
with intent to start on that service at nine
o'clock, but they did not depart till tetn.
'lhe enterprise wits connanded h'v Capt.
Drew of the Royal Navy. Four'only of
the boats made good their way to the steam
er, which as they approached was hailed by
f a centrv, when no answer being given, the
centiry again hailed,and the answer returied
- was Frieiids' but the countersign bcing de
r inanded and not given, the cenmrv fired at
the leading boat. which lie mllissell, and was
- instantly shot dead by a young sailor of the
f name of Arnold; 12 or 15 of tur brave Vol
unteers were instantly out on deck of the
S:eamer, Capt Drew being site first on
board, when commetnced the tug ot 'Var.
- The Pirates, lost 5 men killed several of
their wounded got away, so we made but
few prisohers. The uniber of pirates on
f hoard was about 30 well arited but a great
: numiber of them were otn shore firing rifles
s in the dark, regardless whether they killed
friends or foes. Such is the cotrage of
e criminals. The saic young sailor who
shot the centry was wounded in tl:e left aril
.1 the motmeut he reaclied the Ieck, but lie gu;l
- lantly with his right knocked down the pi
rate who had wounded hbl, and killed himlt
wt It tlie bu!t of his pistol.
t The Pirate flag, beog a tricolour, with 2
stars, was taken by a gatll~ant young gentle
a man of the uame of [-'nlai-mn, of Ie co
hourg Voinnteers, a uephiew oftho veteran
r Cat. flatti mmnd of 11atlimannd. Cnyt.
I MeCormick, a Lake Captnin, ihao coml,
inneded the second hoat, was severely, tho'
- thanuk God, not danrerouslv wounded. Two
r hallk pSsCd through his left wrist, and one
I etitered the let, shoulder. lie had, how
rcver, the ~stifctioin or ki!hinti on the
aSPOt the pirate whlo'shot hima in the
51e.o'.lder. The gallant Capt Warrent, late
I (of the (6th Regimen:t, whot was itn the
- satme boat with Capt. leCorieC, we are
besrry to say was also womedc hv two sabre
ents and a plstol shot. Capt. Zecaland and1(
f Mosier were among the most gallant of the
galhmnt I carders, indeed all are far above
: tir huimble p)ower of praise.
- The Piraticatl Steamier w"as towied a short
I distance ottt. and in abouit an hotir, emtit
ting a hind light around, wenit thundering
- over Niagara Falls. andi hetr fragmnen.s are
- nowv s'rcwed ont the hanks (it'tie N iagatra
a River. This glorious atchiievemem, has noat
I cost us a single muan. The, Caroline was
C rauther old, antd not sup posed to be worth
over ?1000; a smtall damiage whIitch the
rich and generous Btaffalonians cnn easily
make up to the Pirates, ror whom their
I amiable sympathies gain daily strentgth.
- Thnts perish every I10e to liritain and to
> Rational Libert,?'.
- Copy of a letter from, A. N. M'Nabb,Col.
> Conimuanding, to thme lion. Jonias Jotnes, A.
- HEAD QU'ARTERs, )
, Chippewva, D~ec.30, 1837.
Satuird ay morning, 3 o'clock.
- Sir: I have the honor to report for the
information of his Excellency the Lienj.
Gove'rnor, that having received p~ositive in
f fomto that the pirates and rebels at Na
" y [sland had putrchiased a steaam boat cal
3 led the Caroline, to facilitate their ititended
r invasion in this county, and binig confirmied
I in my information yesterday by the bout
; which sailed under British colors) appear
,ing at the Islaind, [ detrined to cut her
-out, Capt Drew of the Royal Navy, in
ia miost gallant mnnter, with a crew of Vol
tuateers, (whose names I shall hereafter
a mention.) performned this most daingerous
service, wvhich, was indeed hiandsoimely ef
In conisequence of the swvifl cuirrent.it wvas
a fomnd to be ittpossible to Act the vessel over
a to this pilace, antd it was therefore tecessary
tto set her ona fire. H er colors are in my pos
session. A. N. M'NAB
P. S.-We have two or three wotinded
-iand the Pirates about the name utnmher
killed. A. N. M'JNABB.
Accotipanying this letter are statemnents
and aflidavids, that both from the min
American shore, near Fort Schiosser, and
f Grand Island, British boats wero fired on
-thai the Caroline belonged to McKenzie;
Sthat artillery taken on hoard at Fort Schto
, losser had leen handed from her on Navy
Island, and that her flag wvhich was taken,
was tricolor and two stars, to irndiento the
y two states of' Upper Catada and Lower
All this tendse to embarrass the qtues
Son ; but as there is wrong on both sides,
neither shmot.ld be unduly pertinaciouas.
As P etroit, on thme 28'h t it the A rmory of
the Brady guardshi was broken epon. ati ari
t fled ofsomew forty muiske.s, by "per-soni. n~
. omne uneasiness a~pearedl to, be felt tat
IDetroit,- lest the citizeits should be led into
h-sp0 the revolt oi'un
ada. No menoi w ever, or allusion, is
made to any revolted force in arms at Mal- -
den, or any where else in the vicinity.
Gov. Mason issued on the tihe 28th niti-no
a proclamution of tuetrallity, "in comlpli
auce," as the instrument states, "with the
request of the President of the United
Nzw ORLA.ss, Jan, -10,
LATEST FROM TEXAS.
The following intelligence conmmtucicated
by Dr. Moore, editor of the Texus Tele.
graph, to Capt Auld of the steamer ship
Constitution, which arrived this morning,
in forty hours from Galveston, confirms
the account brought by the Watchman, of
Mexican troops being dispatched towards
the Rio Grande alier some ~indians, who
had committed dep Iedations on the it habi
tants. Dr. Moor lad arrived a few hours
previous to the sailing of-the Constitution.
fron St. Antonio which place he left oin the
"The rumor afloat relative to an invasi
on from Mexico, originated from some spies
who discovered near Sun Patricio, a body
of several hundred Mexicans. Their trail
was large, apparently that of several hun
dred. Their horses3 cropped close four a
cres of grass each night. Each cucamip
mcnt exhibited umarks of* about a hundred
fires. They had five waggons, and possi-"
bly some cannon.
"It was generally supposed at San An
tomio, that they had been seut out to pro
tet the herdhonen, who are driviug in cat
tle towards the Rio Grand,"
Tihe hialowing report is in circulation, but
we think it lets entitled to confidence:
A passenger in the Constitution reports
that mnch excitement prevailed in Houston
on account of a recent eigageient with a
party of Mexicans, near Conception it&
which the Texians under the command of
Col. Karens, obtained the victory.
Te.ras.-The steam ship Columbia Cap
tain Wright. 44 hours from Brazoria, arriv
ed yesterday at our port. From a gen
ticnan who came passenger, we have re
ceived tle most cheeriug intelligence, as to
the strong confidence which anitates the
hearts of the Texians. They have no fear
of an invasion frot the Mexicans.
Mr. Daniel O'Connelland the U. States.
-A great Anti-Slavery Meetitag was re- i
cently held in London, at which Daniel
O'Connell appeared and made a very
great speech, im the course of which he be
stowed the following flattery upon the U.
"The Britislr nation shouild be foremost
in the work oi freedom, and set an exama
file to the world. America should see that
she was no longer tiae first country in the
seale of reptulitcanism, but that she had le.
come the basest ofthe base, mhe vilest of the
vile. The lettined gentleman having allu
ded in very strong and tmimneastireel ]an
guage, to the conduct of the United States
and ie government, and expressed his hor
ror and detestation ofslavery and oppres
sion, iti every forma and every clime-hav
iugpronouaned tho h,"aatnity or the AFmaor
icans of the United States a swindling hiu
manity, & alluded to the late breach of faith
by that goveranent with the Seminole In
dian chief, called the attention of the mieet
inag to tia fact, tint one of oar present
Queen's first acts was a treaty with Colm
bia for the total abolition of slavery, and
conceluded wvitha moving the resolution ith
which lie had beena entruscedl, ad sat down
amdst rapituouas cheers, which continued
for several minutes." .
We are coinstanitly called tupon in this
country to consider O'Connmell as worthay
of all our :adhiuirationa and good will, atad this
speech is aboumt a fair specimen of his claims
upion themat. It is ntot lay aty mnaa so omut
rageouts aus several of~ his former favours in
thec same tnay, but qutite sullicient we sup
uose, for all fraternal purposs.-N. Y.
Extract of a letter dated
CITY or MEXIco, Nov. 8.
''We are on the eve of a Revolution, the
object of which wall donaway with tlae pres
ent oldjetionale C'onstitutioua, and re-es
tablisha thme old one of 1824. There will be
ned blood shied in the miatter ; it will he ef iee
ted by thioso in power by whlich thevy will
be kept ina. This is the way we manatge in
thtis country."-Nat. Int.
Pugdlists.-it has been disptuted whether
Pugilists are aeally brave men or not.
Among the Liberators we had an y pro
finssiomnl brutisers, and on this day, (S ept.lt)
183')1 saw an instance of sheer cowarndice
in one of themi. lie pretended to be drunk
and did not advance, le was a very stronag
mani. I was in a fury with haim; I seized
haim by the collar, put my usword to his
mouth, threatened to run him throuigha ifhbe
did not advmance ; at length lie came for
ward like a ltamb, totally powerless from
terror. This evening, to accustoma him to
shoot, I placed him as themnostexposed sen
try ; but lie was ineurable. Ona the 1 7mh
Novembter, when the enmy hand driv'en
tns sharply in, and I had formed thec mten
behinad a wall, to stop ihe advance, thcy
kept up a very lint fare omi this spot. Two
of my fellows, close togethner, were faring
over this wall, wheni the powder of the fire
loek of the onie hutrt thae cheek of the othier,.
who gavo him a blow for it. lIn a mnoment~
diownt went their firelocks, oflf.wenmt thecirac
coutremuents, and a regular ptagilistie ena
counater comimetnced. I triedl to separnie
thenm by hitting them with thae flat of my
sword, bt it was of no use, and the firitng
heimg very haot, I left them -Shaw's war int
Mysiiterious~.-Mloney, faund on Brooklyns
Ihci;ht.---Several th'ossand dollars were
lately fotitd on the property of Mr. M'Coy,
on lirooklyni leights. While the work-..
nmn were emnployed to digginig, they founatd
bumried in tihe earthI, a handkerchief fll of
silver, and1 on digging a ittlo further a tian
box was dug np conitainaing sovreigns andl
Armerieaut gol. We have noct learuned nal
thme circaumances, Th'ere is little d'oubt,
however, but it bielnged to an Irishman,
who arrived here from New Orleans, cmn his
waiy ro Irelacnd, amid who wans mnurdheredh ill
the neighborhood oft Ih spot from wlideh the
money was taken. Theb discovery has cre
Qtedl a good degal of cotnversatoion mBrook
lyvn.-N Y& &im.