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Vol. III. Abbeville C. S. G, June 3, 2846. No. 14.
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From our k.clru 29///- ult.
jlj3* Below will be found the Proclamation
of the Governor of this State, calling
for Volunteers to fill the requisition
made upon the State by the President.
They are not required for immediate
service, but to hold themselves in readiness.
The call is for one Regiment, to
consist of the following officers:?1
Colonel, Lieut. Colotn l, Major and Adjutant,
(a 1 lieutenant of one of the companies,
but not in addition.) 1 Sergeant j
Major, 1 Quarter Master Sergeant, and i
2 Musicians; 10 companies, to consist |
oi eacn l uaptuin, l?t ..nil 2d LaeMen- j
ants, 4 Sergeants, 4 Corporals, 2 Musi- i
cians, and G4 Privates.
We call upon our fellow-citizens of
Abbeville to unite with us in responding
to the proclamation, in a manner becoming
the old District of 11 Ninety-Six "
It is deemed proper that a Volunteer
corps should b<i immediately organized
in Abbeville, and for that purpose a list
may be found at this oliioe, and other j
places in the village.
Those disposed to enroll themselves j
arc requested to come forward and do so
The following remarks we copy from
the Charleston Courier of 23th hrst.:?
"In anothnr part of our pap^-r will bo found
a Proclamation of His Excellency William
Aiken, Governor of this State, announcein?r
that a requisition for one Regiment of
Infantry, has been made from South Carolina,
and calling- for volunteers to make up
the number. That this call will be promply
responded to, we have not the most reinote
doubt?indeed we have understood
thai twice the requisite number have alrea<lv
been tendered from the unner districts.
44 The Charleston Rifl'-men, an old efficient
corps, now under the command of
Capt. John E. Carew, at a meeting' a few
evening's since, tendered their services to
tno Governor, and wjII, doubtless, mukc
one of the ten companies to be raised.
There an*, at present, a large number of
individuals anxious to participate in the
spirit-stiring enterprise of chastising the
enemies of our country, and only await the
announcement of the mode and manner of
doing it, to enrol their names. The probabihty
is that a much larger number than
the requisition calls for will volunteer, in
which case a draft will be necessary to docide
who shall remain We understand
that it is the intention of the Governor to
give every section of the State an equal
chance, and that the selection of the offK
cers will be left to the men enrolled."
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Executive Department, ?
Charleston, May 23d, 1846. $
By WILLIAM AIKEN, Governor and
Commander-in-Chief, in and over the j
State of South Carolina.
A REQUISITION having- been j
made on the State of South Carolina by i
the President of the United States, for a
REGIMENT OF INFANTRY", " to j
be enrolled and held in readiness for
muster into the serviee of the United
\ I, William Aiken, Governor anil
Cotnmonder-in-Chief of the State of'
Pii rAlmo /Irk icctin tKii? mir i
MUU Ul v/?*? uw ling iij y i kj i
chmation, culling upon the citizens |
thereof, to come forwnrd and enrol j
themselves in the service of their country.
Congress has authorized the organization
of fifty thousand volunteers to
serve for twelve months, and tin* privilege
is now accordrd to the people of
this Stnte to furnish tlu ir proportion of
the defenders of our country.
Where every consideration of duty
and patriotism caljs so loudly upon the
citizens of our republic?the Executive
is assured that there needs no appeal
from him to stimulate the hearts of his
countrymen. Our galjant army on the
D?a A ?V\ Uorvooen^ f/\V o limn Vvt* i
xviu uiiaiiucj ciuuouaooiu ivi a muc vj
superior number and the craft of the ene-!
my, have signally vindicated the honor j
of the country and the reputation of our j
[ arms, by recent victories, which rank
with the highest achievements of modern
times. The oiitlniMiipin of our sister
States have poured out thousands of
brave men to their aid, but our country
still calls 'or more to carry out this war
to a safe and honorable conclusion ; and
the Governor, in compliance with the re
quirement made upon him, calls upon
liis follow citizens to rally around the
standard of our country and enrol themselves
in her service
WILLIAM A IK EN.^
By the Governor.
J. W Canty. Ad'n't and Insp't'r Gen'l.
Noti:?All communieations in relation
to the matters contained in the
above proclamation.must he addressed to
Adjutant General .1 W. Canty?Head
Quarter?, Charh ston.
?l]f* We lay before our readers, ail
that may lie of any interest IVoin the
army, as received up to last evening's
mail. The steamship Alabama arrived
at New Orleans on the 22d instant from
Brazos. She reports that official information
had been received at Point Isabel;
that Col. Wir.po.v with four companies
of Regulars and three of Alabama
Volunteers had taken Barita without the
least opposition. Gen. Tayj.oii was to
have crossed the Rio Grande on the 18th
for the purpose of taking JVIatamoras.
The following officers wounded in the
late actions arc all doing well. The
following is a list of the officers wounded
Col. Mcintosh, 5th Infantry, was
pierced through Urn mouth with a bayonet,
and shot in three places.
Col. Payne. Insp'r. Gen., shot in the
Capt. Page, 4th Infantry, lower jaw,
part of the tongu3 and upper teeth entirely
shot away. He issuffering dreadfully.
Capt. Hoe, 5th Infantry, right arm
siiot 01Tabove the elbow.
Lieut. Gates, Sth Infantry, right arm
broken and shot in the left hand.
Lieut. Jordan, Sth Infantry, shot and
uayonetted in several places.
Lieut. Luther, 2d Artillery, lower lip
It is expected that all the above will
recover, but most of them will require
The report of the reinforcement under
Paredes is not confirmed, and it may
be a good deal exaggerated.
LATER FROM THE ARMY.
Nir.v Oiileaxs, May 20.
The New Orleans Picayune says:?
The letter from our correspondent from
the camp opposite Matamoros gives us
to understand that in a day or two at
most the army would take position on
the west side of the Rio Grande This
will be the beginning, in ail probability
of a series of advances into the interior
of Mexico,which will furnish opportunities
for the achievement of fame. We
expect to hear good tidings of the volunteers
who were sent against Burita
All eyes are now turned towards Matamoros.
All our letters indicate; that
the next step to be taken by Gen. Taylor
is to reduce that city, and that he
was making active preparations to cross
the Rio Grande. We learn from an intelligent
correspo'dent that the Mexicans
anticipated that an attack would be
made upon the town on the I Oth?immediately
upon the victory achieved on
the 9th. In consequence all their nosts
wore strengthened, and every individu- j
itl who entered the city was detained !
and pressed into service.
During the action of the 8th the house
tops in Matamoros were covered with the !
people, and the bank of the river was i
lined with spectators; but, writes a
brave though facetious correspondent, a
" buzz from the Fort,brought forth by a
despatch messenger, who rode in to announce
our victory, made them all
From an officer who was not in the i
fort from the 1st till the 10th instant, we '
learn that while it was invested during I
Gen. Taylors abscence with the greater
part of the army, Gen. Ari6ta sent into |
it a summons to surrender upon the
score of humanity ! This was after the
action of the 8th, and before the issue of J
it was known by those in the fort.
The greatest anxiety was of oour.se
felt by them as to the result, because
their fate was to depend mainly upon
the success of the army. Ignorant of
what had happened, and assured that a
large army awaited Gen. Taylor, and
that it would be impossible lor him to
reach the lint?thus swayed by anxiety,
hope, confidence and fear?no! not fear
?that brave band refused to surrender.
What their late would have bet n, had
| General Taylor been defeated, and tin*
\v!i'?le Mexican horde heleayurcil tin.'
fort, the history of.-ill Mexican warfare
too fearfully prc.ssa<;es. While on this
theme. \vi: l constrained to say that
the M xicans (It alt barbarously upon
those Mexicans who l?-i 1 in action. No
officers were taken prisoners, and those
kilIfd wi re hid?ou>ly mutilated. All
the letters we have read st;ite the fact
that the persons of the dyinij and the
dead were not respected.
INVASION OK MEXICO.
A Ye up! prepared to st;tie, ou the very
! best authority, says the North American,
i that it. has been determined hy the govern'
ment, that Gen. Scott. is to march to tin;
city of Mexico. It is not expected that he
will participate in the present stru?r<jle oil
the Rio Grande, as he caaaot recruit in
season. The laurels oft hat contest will he
reaped by tin; sword of'the gallant Taylor.
When the main army shall have been con
I ut iiiruLi u, me nero or jjumiy's l.ane will
lead tlii m to the Capital of Mexico. We
understand that a high military authority
in Washington has expressed the opinion
that t lie volunteer forces cannot be con~
ccntratcd on the Rio Grade, before the close
of August, or the opening- of September.
The task of collecting such force from
our widely extended territory, organizing
and preparing them for the liel l,cannot be
fleeted, even with the most strenuous exertions,
before that period. The army will
consist ol twenty odd thousand men and
will be provided with all that is necessary
to ensure triumph.
Members of Congress Volunteering.
The correspondent of the (J. S. Gazette,
SI1VS flint nKnilt flftir mnmK,,.. f*
j w ...w mvwmi, Aiibj uiuuiuuia Ul V>UI1*
gress have applied to the President for
appointments either for themselves or
their relatives, in the army, and that
there are an immense number of patriotic
officers to serve the country upon
condition of having a commission.
It 13 that Gen. Houston is to
be offered the command of one of the divisions
of the army, in its future and
more extended operations against Mexico.
Itf3 The officers of tlicarrny of occupation
have raised a purse of $1,000
lor Capt. Walker, the gallant Texan.
Rifts an/l Muskets.?It is said that
the Rifles and Muskets at the various
Stale Arsenals, and in charge of the
General Government, are estimated at
one million, three hundred thousand.
Arrival of the Britannia.?This
steamer, though sixteen days later,
brings very little news of importance.
The )urnored death of Louis Phillippe
has proved false. No advance in the
Ootton 1VT;irkpf Hrmen /if -
..W. m.mvMWV v/l V/VHilllUIJ3
came to a division on the reading of the
Coercion Bill; the number in its favor
were 271,and 128 against it. Accounts
from Ireland are gloomy. The efforts
of the Government and of private munificence.
seem to fall far short of what the
exigencies of the case demand. Prussia
has stopped ail legal proceedings
I against Ronge, the Reformer. The
| number oi German emigrants on their
i way to the Atlantic ports are estimated
j at 80,000.
To take stains out of SlLK.
Mix together in a phial, two
i ounces ofVssence oflemon and one
jounce of oil of turpentine. Rub
' the spot gently with a linen rag
| dipped in the mixture.
Scarce.?Unbustled ladies, pure
and undeflled christians, disinterested
friends, common honesty,
sound potatoes, first rate butter,
and rich printers.
I'rof. Itilly I}im,liollU,,s kcliire on Trm jimum1.
Dr.hrcud from f/tr lop of an. emjt/i/ rum
/iogs/wfi//: before the honorable Assn'intiou
of Wharf-Rangers and Bung
S11 < /;> ts.
Ficm.kiis?I 'spect most of you have 1
j ln-nnl ol litis hurt! crm l impersilion and i
i villainous It unboozlcinent tlicv call tin- !
[ 1 mperanei: Ki-iorm. got up to prevent
! <lt ii t poor folks from enjoy in if theirj
sj-!v? s in :i rational and innercmt way,
! llial is, to liquor when they leels incfi- j
| nnl to it; but may be some of von I
! don't know that the Temperance chops j
! made their brags tliat they have lick'd
us out. and ;ve han't got a word to say
j lor onix Ives. Now that's a most ouiJa- '
I eious mistake. W e've yut lots of ari?u- '
; uiciits and ratenatious on our side. and
i we've germs and sprrit enough to take
: our pa it, I guess, when it comes to the '
tussi.l. 1 think myself good enough for i
any six of tlie cold water orators, and 1 \
can give tun their bitters, ! think, when j
I go at it in yearnest I'll let um know j
lllilt /'; ?> t:i If i>n 1 Ik* !<nil iio ni-lni f.-* <
I - . ? -- <<wi\u ?iuvi ?*o UI IUI LV_r
j liink how pan iky they'll feci when
| tliey see m<\ come against'tun. 1 hope
the Temperance association won't dissolve
right away, for I want an opportunity
to walk right into 'urn just like a
pig into a turnip patch, and if there's a
splinter on 'urn left at the end of six
weeks from this time?bust me.
I hope L need'nt say, my very respectable
audience, that I'm in favor of every
man, woman and child's having their
grog in due season ; that is, six or eight
times a day, or oftcner, if the delercasy
of their constitutions requires more stimerlus.
What harm will come of it?
Wont it make 'em happy? and 'arnt
happiness " our being's end and aim,"
as Mr. Murray says in the lnglish Reader
'? Suppose a man's got no home and
is cold?he takes a drink and feels comfortable.
He lays down on the bricks
and dont know they ant feathers. Spoze
he's friz to death, why he don't know
what hints him ; he goes happy, and I
guess he never feels cold arterwards.
Them temperance fellers say liquor
costs us a heap of money?that's a melancholy
truth?it costs a confounded
sight more than it oughter cost. I go
agin high prices myself. The tavern
keepers want to make very onreasonable
profits, and its right enough to make
'em ashamed of their cxtorshernating
propensity. There's a gentleman of
my acquaintance in St. Mary's street
what sells a werry good glass of grog
for a penny, and he allows that, he can
make a decent living at that. The rea
son why lie can sell so low is, ease he's j
got no license. That license law is I
what raises the price of liquor, tny re- I
spectcrble audience; its a sort of contrivance
by which the public goes pardners
with the liquor sellers, and comes
in for a good slice of the profits. They
say it helps to support government
Dang govurnment! What do respecicrble
people want with any government?
It's another impersition. If
govurnment cant be supported without
a tax on g?og it ought<r be elioIccd.
Why do they tax some people's j
drink and not others? Why doru they j
put a tax on pumps and hydrants, so J
tllSlt tlwm flC h:lC nn Imllor L-unea lliin t/v i
...w... ??V IIIIUI IV
prefer cold water to grog-, may pay their
part of the reckoning ?
Now 1 ax you, fellers, who's the best
citizen, him os supports government, or
him as dont? Why hiin as does, of
course. We supports government, fellers
; every man as drinks grog supports
government. That is. if he liquors
at a licensed grocery. Every blessed
drop of liker he swullers there, is taxed
tc pay the salary of the governor, the
'sembly men, and tother big bugs.
t?r/. ? ?i -
?vcio iu ljiiii uiujkiu^, Wily go
vernment must fall, it could'nt help it
no how. That's the very reason 1
drinks, 1 don't liko grog, I hates it mortally
If I followed my own inclination,
I'd ruther drink buttermilk, or ginger
pop, or soda water. But I lickers
lor the good of my country ; to set an
example of patriotism and wertuous selfdenial
to the rising generation.
'Spose we was windictive or malishus,
could'nt we show our spite 1 Well,
I rather guess we could, 'fepose we
was to swear off, 'case government
wont take our part, and confine them
temperance fellers in the Penitentiary,
where they oughter be? Why the
whole nation would go to smashes right
away. Government would be cut out
I WILL be conspicuously inserted at 75
cents per square for the lirst insertion, "
a it (! 37 h cents flip *:
^ ?- vuvii lUIIUIIUUIICt"**
longer ones charged in proportion. Those
not having the desired number of insertions
marked upon th??m will be continued
until ordered out, and charged accordingly.
I'nr advertising Estrays Tolled, TWO
1JOLLA RS, to be paid by tin- JVIagiBtrnte.
For announcing a Candidate, TWO
COLLARS, in advance.
0^7" All letters or communication}! must
tie directed to t!? * hditor, postage pnid.
of its share of the profits of the liker business-,
and down it would go, just like L
would ii this here barrel I'm a standing
011 was stove in. The taverns could'nt
pay their license, the stilleries would be
stopped, the fanners could'nt sell their
grain, and the whole universal world
won Id he in si state of stagnation. But
we is too generous to show our sp'te that
a-way ; we puts up with every thing like
mai lt rs. 'Case way ? If tlie present
generation don't do us justice, another
will. That's our comfort. Fellers, get
your reeds and straws ready?the feller
they set to watch them barrels is gone
asleep. The bungs is all open, so we'll
take .1 suck, and then go ?o sleep ourselves,
like innereent bab. so we will.
Th e S" ennd lecture of this course will
be delivered at the same time and place
next Friday. I'm much obleeged for
your patient attention You've sucked
iu my instruction, an 1 now let's suck in
some of old Scrivelback's apple brandy.
Out with your sucking instruments, fellers,
and all to business.
A TlM'I.V A TT'lV'TIVd Sf'PVP n?
Saturday last, says the New Orleans
Doha, thrvo was a barbacue given: the
way in which the citizens of the West
ami South -West give evidence of their
hospitality?to the patriotic volunteers.
What occured a* this rural feast we shall
pass over?making no note of the
thoughts that breathe of the audience or
of the words that burn of the orator.
Mr. Brent, well known in this city as a
distinguished member of the Convenion,
who framed the new Constitution. We
hurry on to describe a scene in which
religion was blended with patriotism?
piety with love of country.
On Sunday last it was understood
that all would meet at the parish church,
and that after prayers for the country's
protection, and a benediction from tho
minister of religion on those who were
about to depart for the scene of honor?
for the scene of strife, a general parting
farewell would be taken. The bell
toiled the time for prayer, its call was
responded to, and there knelt they, side
by side in prayer, who ne'er may meet
Divine service over, the thick and foggy
smoke from the steamboat gave note
ol preparation to the volunteers about to
start to avenge their country's wrongs?
to defend their country's rights. They
arranged themselves in single files on
. _f J.. TI. 1 It
ennui- siuc vi uiu nt'uny graveneu- wane
that lead into the church door, and then
* That word that hath been and must be,
There were to be seen age on its
crutches hobbling up to bid God bless?
good bye to youth ; the mother embracing
her first born and telling him to
love Ins country as she loved him ; the
father shaking his son affectionately but
firmly by the hand and bidding him,
while he forgot not that he had a father
to remember, he had a country to defend;
and the virgin-lover whose eye glistening
with the tear of truth seemed to say
?Go. 1 know thou Invest me?love thou
also thy country. But who can picture
the scene, as on that occa>ion the prattling
infant clunsr to and kissed its fath
er's cheek, the mother called for blessingson
the son of her soul, and the lover
wept ar proving tears of joy as her gallant
betrothed pointed her to his country's
flag, and told her his duty 'twas to
A droll fellow was asked by an old
woman to read the newspaper, and taking
it up began as follows. Last night,
yesterday morning about three o'clock
in the afternoon, just before breakfast, a
hungry boy,about forty years old. bought
a penny custard for two ponce and threw
it over a stone brick wall, 9 feet thick,
II1UUU Ul liun uuu uvui it ion 1IIIU
a dry mill pond and was, drowned.
About forty years afterwards, the same
day a high wind blew down the Dutch
Church and killed and old sow and two
dead pigs at Boston, and a dead horse
kicked a blind man's eyes out.'
A hungry Scotchman took up a
raw ee-ir : cracked the shell, and
-oo * " f ?
was raising it to his mouth when
his ear was suddenly salluted by
the shrill pipe of an unborn chicken;
"Ye spoke too late," cried
Pat, and down went the pullet,
feathers and all.