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plies. Accordingly the evening of Friday,
the 1st instant, he left his camp opposite
Matamoros, with the main body o'
his forces, determined to cut his way
through, leaving behind him, for the defence
of the works opposite Matamoros,
between 7UU and 800 troops.
This movement of Gen. Taylor upon
Point Isabel was effected without encountering
a single Mexican. In place
of molesting him they concentrated their
troops about the camp which he had
On the morning of the 3d, Gen. Taylor
despatched Capt. Walker back to the
camp for intelligence. The gallant
Ranger executed his commission with
success, returning to Point Isabel the
_f. e _ ?.t "
anci iiuun ui me om. rte reported mat
Ihe Mexicans, taking advantage of the
supposed weakness of the camp, commenced
an attack upon it in front, the
morning of Sunday, the 3d, with all
their batteries from the opposite side of
of the river, and simultaneously with a
detachment of their forces on this side of
the Rio Grande, in the rear?the Americans
hotly returned the fire. The attack
in the rear was immediately repulsed,
and in less than thirty minutes the
Mexican batteries were silenced, the city
of Matamorous battered down. The
loss of the Mexicans in the action is variously
set down. While no account
makes it less than 200, the latest report
in regard to it, which we find in the
Galveston News, carries it as high as
700. The Americans lost but a single
man. it is said, who was killed by a shell.
None were wounded?so admirable was
the state of the works before General
Taylor left them. The town of Matamoros
is a complete ruin; there are
scarcely houses enough left to serve as
hospitals for the wounded.
This attack and repulse, however, is
considered but the opening of the campaign.
Cannonading was distinctly
heard at times, down to the hour of the
departure of the New York. Gen.
Taylor set forth on the Gth instant to return
to his camp with ample supplies.
The Galveston News states that when
he left Point Isabel, there was not the
slightest doubt entertained that he would
have to cut his way to his entrenchments
through the vastly superior numbers of
the enemy, who \yere known to be posted
in larrrft fnrpps nmnnir tlio nlm^i
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impassible thickets of charparal on the.
road, with a determination to cut him
off, if possible, in his attempt to regain
his other forces. The number of the
Mexicans is entirely vague and uncertain,
tnough all the statements agree in
estimating at not less than ten thousand,
while many accounts put their numbers
at 15 to 20 thousand. All accounts
agree also in stating that the Mexican
lorces were rapidly flocking in from all
quarters. How many crossed the river
could not be told, though the News
thinks it would be reasonable to presume
that a large part of their forces
would be brought into requisition to dis
puie uie marcn 01 vjen i ayior. 'i ney
could not but see the importance of cutting
him off, and would doubtless employ
all their advantages of local knowledge
and resources in stratagem to accomplish
their object. Gen. Taylor anticipated
a formidable and desperate opposition
to his march, but determined to
accomplish it or perish.
The arrival of the New York at Point
Isabel was most opportune. It will be
recollected that she had nearly 200 regular
troops on board under Lieut. McPhial,
as well as several field pieces.
These were all safely landed. Even
without the arrival of re-enforcements,
the post at Point Isabel must have been
so strengthened as to place its safety be
yond reasonable doubt. Martial' law
has been proclaimed there and at Santiago,
and every man passed into the service.
But ere this, support has reached
Point Isabel from this city and Pensacola.
New Orleans, May 8.
Drafting.?We learn that the
Governor has issued orders for a
draft, and the enrollment of persons
liable to military duty will be
commenced this morning and continued
to-morrow, when the drafting
will be commenced. Any person.
however, who will send in a
substitute to the recruiting officers
will be exempted from draft. We
are glad that the Governor has
resorted to this step, and can only
regret that it has not been done
before, and that the whole required
force are now en route for Point
Isabel. > Wte now feel assured that
speedy relief will be afforded Gen.
The Orleans Boy*.?This compa?v
unHftr thfi nnmmnnr] nf P.flntnin
C. S. Hunt, have been mastered
into the service of the U. States,
and are now quartered at the U.
States Barracks, awaiting to be
transported to Point Isabel. The
company is chiefly composed of
nrintftrs. lawvers. p.1p.rk?. nn<l mm..
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chants, all young men of highly respectable
families, who have sacrificed
their business, and left lucrative
situations to rally to the rescue
of Gen. Taylor's little band,
to defend our country, and to
avenge the death of a Cross, a
Thornton* a Porter, and a Kane.
Volunteers for Texas.?We learn
from head quarters that eight full
companies, composed of G5 to 75
men each, have been duly enrolled
and mustered into the Washington
liegiment, Lieut. Col. Walton
n/\nrt nm o ** #1 ? ?> ? ? "'I 4 '
wiiiuiaiiviiiig, auu nuit uiey are
now in the barracks, and will be
drilled until Sunday, on which day
the whole regiment will probably
Government Stores.?The brig
Apalachicola, and the schooners
Enterprise, Harriet Smith and
Sout herner cleared yesterday from
this port for Brasos Santiago, loaded
with Government stores for
the use of the army.
The Spanish F\eet in the Gulj.?
It may not be uninteresting at this
juncture to have some knowledge
of the strength of the Spanish
squadron stationed among the
West Indian Islands. As near as
we can ascertain, it is composed
of one ship of the line, one frigate,
one sh?op of war, three steam ships,
five brigs of war and several schooners
Mobile May 9.
Voluntens.?The Rifle Company
of this city, under command of
Capt. James Crawford,have volunteered
their services for the assis
tance of the army on the Rio
Grande, and been accepted by
Lieut. Lovell of the U. S. A.
They will proceed directly to
Point Isabel, as soon as means of
conveyance can be provided?to^
day or to-morrow?and will be
joined, we understand, by the Company
of volunteers raised by Mr.
James Hagan and his gallant associates.
The two companies will
be composed of 200 as brave and
gallant young men as ever fought
in the defence of their country.
Presentation.?M. C. Mordecai,
Esq., has presented to the Odd Fellows,
of this city a copy from the
orginal of Stuart's full length portrait
of Washington, painted by
Spear. Mr. Spear executed but
two copies of this painting, one of
which was bought by the city of
Augusta, for $1,000, and the other
will hereafter decorate the Odd
Fellows' Hall, of this city. The
Hall will be open a few days from
3 to 5, P* M. to allow visitors to
examine the picture.
The Fire Department.?It appears
from the return of the Chief
Superintendant made at the late
Inspection of the Fire Department,
that our volunteer Fire
Companies consists of 479 men,
having 47WU teet oi nose, ana that
to the City Engines there are attached
00 whites and 312 blacks,
with 2000 feet of hose.?Ibid.
The Lunatic Asylum.?A copy
of the Report of the Committee on
the Lunatic Asylum, including the
Reports of the Regents, Superintendent
and Physician, has been
laid on our table. From it we
learn, that at the date of the lieport
there were seventy-three pa-?
tients in the Institution?fortythree
of whom are males, and thirty
females; forty-nine paupers,and
twenty-four pay patients. The
account given of the success of the
Institution is hisrhlv erratifvinsr:
the income from pay patients is
now amply sufficient to cover all
the expenses, so that aid from the
State is no longer necessary : many
of the patients have been entirely
cured, and others partially
improved under th? mild treatment
pursued. It will, no doubt,
also be gratifying to the Christian
philanthropist to learn that the
patients all attend religious services
in the Institution, manifesting
an intesest in the exercises ;
and many of ..them, even among4
i f U A ttlAlonf OtWIAOt* f A Kn CAM.
I IHK/ invot v iv/AC'iit appeal uv uo ouu' |
siblc to religious instruction. The
Superintendent and Physician
both bear testimony to the beneficial
inilucncc of the Chaplain, the
Rev. E. 13. Hort.
Columbia Chronicle, May 13.
South Carolina College.? The
A nmml F.vhihilinn nl' tlm Qoninr
- - - - ?.. vcv?v/ia v? bt&V UV/1IIVI
Class took place on the evenings
of Thursday and Friday of last
week. The Chapel was well filled
oil both occasions with a brilliant
auditory whose earnest attention
to the exercises was but a just
compliment to their unusual merit.
The addresses Wfre uniformly
good?some of them of a high order
of excellence that elicited universal
praise. All were struck
with the astonishing improvement
eff ected in the style of the College
elocution in so short a time under
the instructions of the distinguish
Scraps for the Curious.?If a
tallow candle be placed in a gun,
and shot at a door, it will go
through without sustaining any
injury ; and if a musket ball be
fired into water, it will not only
rebound, but be flattened as if fire'd
against a solid substance. A musket
may he fired through a pane
of glass, making the hole the size
of the ball without cracking the
glass ; if suspended by a thread it
will make no difference, and the
thread will not even vibrate. Cork,
if sunk 200 feet in the ocean, will
not rise 011 occount of the pressure
of the water. In the arctic regions,
when the thermometer is
below zero, persons can converse
more than a mile distant. Dr.
Jamieson asserts that he heard
every, word of a sermon at the
distance of two miles.
Widows.?Without abating any
thing in my devotion to charming
maidenhood, I am bound to confess
that I consider a young widow
to hold the superlative degree in
comparison of female excelience.
She is the human adjective, illustrating
the quality of all that
is good in nature?second person?
singular number?at present?until
the first person I (a singular
fellow too) can meet with her}
when with the help ot the copula^
tive conjunction, called a parson,
we will parse her plural for the
ffr ante Ufa I.
MARRIED, At the residence of
Mrs. Frances Long, by the Rev. Mr.
Townsend, Mr. James F. Puckett, to
Miss Catharine Winn. All of this
On 29th ultimo, fiy Rev. D. P. Robin
son, lvir. iviaston uook, 10 Mrs. J&liza
Haslette, of Wilcox, Ala.
On the 30th ultimo, by Judge Stcrrette,
Rev. D. P. RoniNSON, of this District, to
Miss Margaret Bomer, of Wilcox,Ala.
OCT" Dr. Franklin Brancu being on a
visit lo Florida, his place will be supplied in
his Profession by Dr. H. W. NICHOLS,
who will attend faithfully to all.calla which
I mny have during an absence of four
weeks. F. Branch.
Abbeville, April 22. 8 if
JOHN G. BASKIN,
Attorney at Law, having taken an office
in the rear of tho Court House and
near to the Printing Office,will promptly
attend to all business eutrusted to
his care. Jpn 14 46
W. C. & J. B. MORAGNE,
Attorneys at Law?Have formed a Partnership
for the practice of LAW, in
Abbeville District. 8tf
Continued at Tucker's Mills, on Rocky
River, at low rates.
The Machines of this establishment have
recently gone through a thorough course
of repnirs, and are now prepared to execute
CARDING with neatness and dispatch.
Those expecting to patronize us,
will please handle their wool carefully at
home, and we promise good work.
Rates for carding into Rolls, 8 cts per lb.
Batting for Hatters, 61"
Rolls can be had at the Factory at 40 cts
per lb. Terms Cash.
I JNO. M. HAMILTON.
I May 6 [printer's bill $1.87?] 10 4t
All persons indebted to the Estate of the
late THOMAS W. WILLIAMS, dec'dw
are requested to call and make payment;
and creditors will hand in their claims duly
attested, by the <!5th of December next.
: MAT. J. WILLIAMS, Ex'or.
April 8,1840. 6 13w
Dr. T. A. SALE would inform his friend;
and the public prencr&llv, that he has re>
turned to Abbeville Court House, and i<
ready to attend to any Professional cal
that may be made upon him.
May 20 12 tf
You are hereby ordered to appear at youi
regular Parad^e Ground on Saturday tin
23d instant, nrmed and equipped for dril
By order of Capt. \V. A. Cobb:
May 20 It NAVY, O. S.
Attention ! Light Inlantry !
n You will appear on your pa
0 | rado ground on Saturday tin
SUI 23d instant, at ten o'clock, /
Egjl M, dtdy armed and equipped
A pron.pt and punctual at
tendance of all the member
I ffiwl will be required.
I L |l Proper measures will b
v I r proposed for responding t
, ftf the call of Congress upoi
the country for Volunteers
M we hope no man will be foun<
- absent from his post.
By order of Capt. Moiiagne:
May 20 It E. KINGSMORE, o. s.
Stolen out of my stable 01
the night of the 14th inslani
ko ? 0 niip young horse or stud coll
about four or five years old, sorrel coloi
with three white feet, with a scar on on
BlUi', UJ\ V 1U VV lLjili I .
I live near Cedar springs.
May 20 12 2t
FRESH A it RIVALS AT THI
Drs. WARDLAW & DENDY,
Havejust received from New York, largi
additions to their former stock, comprisinj
No. 1 WHITE LEAD, in 25 and 5<
lb. k?'gs, black and red Lead, Verdijrris
Chrome & Yellow Green, Chrome Yellow
stone Ochre, Venitian Red. (English am
American) Paris White, Litharge, Um
her, Prussian Blue, Terra de Sienna,Lami
OILS, Lamp Oil, a very superior article
Linseed and Train Oils, Castor Oil b;
bottle and gallon, a fine article of Olivt
vii in r lui^nct; r laans*
VARNISH, Copal, Leather and Coacl
y a j-fi
WINDOW GLASS, 8X10 and 10X1!
low by the box. PUTTY in bladders.
DYE STUFFS, Logwood, Camwood
Indigo, [Caiolina and Spanish Float
Madder,Tumeric, Cochineal, Fig Blue,&c
SPICES, Cloves, Cinnamon, Ginger
Mace, Nutmegs, Allspice, Pepper, blacl
Cayenne; Mustard [English in bottles
American in ? and I lb cans.]
SOAPS, a very large and extensive as
suriiiirin, eiriii7iCir.? scvsrul 2"pcr*or fhf.
ving Soaps, toilet, fancy and prrfumcd
Also Castile, English, Windsor and Yel
PERFUMERY, embracing Extract
for Handkerchiefs, Cologne, Lavender,
iju.m. i r? ur-i. a
r luriuu uuu i\usc rv ui.ure9 miixque, ma
cassar and Bears Oil [of superior quality,
Bandoline for keeping hair in place, per
fumed Sachets, and a great variety o
PATENT MEDICINES, a fresh sup
ply of Wistar's Balsam of Wild Cherry
Judkins's Ointment, Copaiva Capsules
all of Comstock's Preparations, togethei
with many other popular Patent Medicine
Ink, black, red, indexible, and India
Wafers assorted, Note wafers, [fancy,
Sealing wax,Camel and SableHair Pencils
water colors; Carmine and pink Saucere
Cedar Pencils, India Rubber, Din mom
Cement, Thermometers Japand. Lamj
wick [flat and round,] Glass letter Stomps
Bath Bricks, Crucibles, Blacking in boxes
Glue, Isinglass [Russia and American,
Ivory Black, Lemon and Sarsaparilla Syr
rtips, Soda and Seidlitz Powders, Matchei
and Match safes. Oil spike, Emory [Pow
dered] Patent Barley, Arrow Rooti starch
Tumarinds, sponges, White and Yellov
Wax, Calk [white, red, French and pre
pared.] A superior assortment of Brushes
hair, cloth, tooth, nail, shaving, shop, paint
varnish, whitewash and dusting Brushes
Also, an additional supply of MEDI
CINES and CHEMICALS, to whicl
we invite the attention ot the Physiciam
and public generally.
A liberal discount will be allowed fo
Abbeville C. H. May 13 II tf
P. S. Just received a lot of WILD'S
CASTOR OIL CANDY, a new articl.
and needs but a trial to ensure its genera
use with children.
From the plantation of B. F. Gouedy,nea
Hamburg, about the 7th ot May, two mar<
MULES, one of them a dark bay, swin<
ni?>d in both shoulders, no other marks re
collected. The other a sorrel or dun color
; each three years old. They have nc
doubt made their way back to Kontucky
as they were bought from a drove recently,
Any person who will take np said mulet
shall be liberally rewarded, or I will be
thankful for any information concerning
them. B. F. GOUEDY.
Hamburg, May 13 Iltf
To the People of Abbeville.
The subscriber respectfully solicits all persons
indebted to the Sheriffs Office foi
COST, Plaintiffs or Defendant's^are earn
eatly requested to come forward and settle
as this is my last year in office, I shall be
compelled to have all cost due me io the
office settled. You will find myselt or Mi
Taggart always in attendance
April 15 7 tf J. RAMEY.
I \' T7< \\r ?M I1T11 \r/~. ?
onviiwi &, JSUMM-EIt
J 23vg CKootJS.
3 McBRYDE & POSEY,
1 Have just received a large stock of Spring
and Summer Goods, purchased with great
care in the New York and Charleston
markets, and will be sold on the most rea'
sonablo terms, to suit the times.
f ( The following are a portion of the goods
* I received : A fine assortment of
I! LADIES' GOODS,
j such as black and colored Silk, fine worstI
ed Barages, also worsted Balzarines, or^
Igandin Muslins, printed Muslins and
" Lawns, fancy Prints (a larg?; assortment)
j Muslin Scarfs and Barege Shawls, Bon?
- i net Ribbons, Ladies' Gloves and Mits.
o j We expect in a few days a fine assort^
; ment Ladies' Bonnets (latest fashions.)
j MEN'S GOODS,
" i A fine assortment of black, blue and brown
^ ( lint ilQ nn/l f!ncoimi?ro finn f
' and summer Cloths, black Drap d'Eta (a
e i lnri?e assortment,) Pantaloons Stuffs, such
0 as French summer Cassimere, Gambroons,
Linen Drills, &.c; Vestings, black Bom'
bazinos; silk Handkerchiefs, black and
Taney for the neck do; Irish Linen Sus1
ponders; Gloves, &c. A large assort|
ment of READY MADE CLOTHING,
1 such a9 summer Coats and Vesta. A
large assortment of Boots, Shoos, Hats.&c
j A fine assortment of SHELF HARD1
WARE, Cotton and Wool Cards, Patent
t and Carolina Hoes, Patent and Grass
t Scythes,Trace Chains,Tubbs,Buckets and
r i Sieves. An assortment of
such as saddles, Bridles, saddle bags. Car**
j pet do. Bridle Bits and stirrup Irons. A
j large assortment of CROCKERY.
; I GROCERIES, iSfc,
i. Sugar, Coffee, Popper. Spice, Ginger,
j Powder and Shot, Lead, 10,000 Segars,
i 50 dozen bottles fine Porter: Also a good
assortment of DRUGS, MEDICINES
s and DYESTUFFS
t j We uvail ourselves of this method of re>
i turning our thanks to those who have pa-*
, j tronized us heretofore, and respectfully soj
licit a continuance of the same.
3 May 13 lltf
[) Abbeville Sheriff Sales.
'? By virtue of sundry Writs of Fieri Facias
f to me directed, will be sold, at Abbeville
2 Court House, on the first Monday in
June next, the following property:?
1 100 Acres of land more or less, levied
on as the property of Wra Campbell,
ads Wm RomansI
170 Acres of land more or less, bounj'
deu by Nath- McCants and others,
levied on as the property of John M
, Golding, ads F G Thomas
* i^u Acres ot L.and, more or less, le?
vied on as the property of Jno Douglass
ads A R Ramey.
1 Lot in Greenwood, containing- two
acres more or Il'sb, uuiliiubil oV J IT St'cs
* and others, levied on as the property of
Win Lewis, ads Whitlock Sullivan &
Waller & others.3
1 Negro, levied on as the property of
' Sanders Williamson ads William C Hill,
t by next friend.
] 4 Negroes levied on as the property
f of Jonathan W Cheatham, ads Slanmore
Brooks and others.
I Negro levied on as the property of
> Hugh Robertson, ads Richard Watson
1 Pony, levied on as the property of
. Davis Barksdale ads the state.
t 1 pair Saddle Bags, 1 lot Jugs, BotI
ties, Decanters and Flasks, one Fiddle,
one steel Trap, one Finder Ring1, one
J Breast Pin, &c &c, sold as the property of
' Wm L Richardson ads the state.
I( At the residence of James M Yari,
brough,on Tuesday the 2d day of Juno
] next, 1 Sideboard, 1 TUble and 1 Cup
board, levied on as the property of James
s M Yarbrough, ads R B SmithTerms
Cash. J. RAMEY?
? May 11, 1840 Sheriff.
EXECUTIVE OFFICE, 7
Columbia, S. C., April 21st, 1846. $
j By his Excellency, WM. AIKEN, Esq.
3 Governor and C&mmander-in- Chief in
and. over the Stale of South Carolina.
r Whereas, information has been received
at this Department, that an atrocious
murder was committed on the body of Hec3
t? r by RENTY, both the slaves of JM
.. Chisolm, at his plantation on Savannah
J river, on the night of the 29th of Marcby
ult. Now know ye, that in order^that tho
- 8f?id slave may be brougnt to legal trial, I,
WILLIAM AIKEN, Governor of the
r State aforesaid, do hereby issue this, my
Proclamation, offering a reward of ONE
. HUNDRED DOLLARS, for the apprehension
and delivery of the said slave Ren*
* ty into any Jail in thi& State.
( . Renty is about thirty-five years of age,
t six feet high, complexion brownish black,
stoops in walking, of a down cast look,and
j has a peculiar manner of clinching bis
? teeth while speaking.
f Given under my band, this 21st day of
April, in the year one thousand eight'
hundred and forty-six, and in the seventieth
year of American. Independence.
T>~ rt ? --
jjv mu uuvcruui* ; y:
r R. Q,. PiifoiNKT, Sec'ry ot State. ^
i Dr. Lacounl's Vegeta^ ;^9 S^kSSIl
> Elixir, a certain and iiniiiiilil1?l^j|^ jjj^i