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We refer our readers to the letter ofour
correspondent lor the hitest news from the
Palmetto LJe^iment. Il v. ill be sei n by
lliesc thai liie regiment h:is birii n:i:ch ru*
dueed by deaths ami ilisehnroos ami that
Capt. Kennedy of Fairlield has b^en sunt
home to raise recruits !<?r tin; ivjiimrjit.
Siuujor*; oJ' 5
The "Washington f:orro?noi!:!i!:jt of the
Baltimore Sua says th*\! "instr.K'tions haw
jronc to (ien. iiKlejM'U'lrntiy <>? anv
to Mr. Trist-. to make a treaty with any
provir'.nnal or tic ja-io government that
".V.fy he f'niud in Mexico. lie a this, sue!) a
treaty will certainly he made as :?oon as
Gen. Seutt shall reach the capital, it' not
The Steamer Camhria lirinj:? nut mnvs
from Liverpool up to 11j?*. 1th iiut., 1 y which
avc learn that there has been a decline in
Lread>tulis and sin advance in t!ie. cotton
market. The advi'es carried out by the
Csiledonian ofli^ht stocks in the American
ports, created considerable aetivily in the
Mr. O'Connell died at Genoa on the loth
of May. he directed his heart to he deposi
ieci in itomc, and ins body t;? I*?. buried in
i rein m!. AVe learn also of tii- death of Dr.
Chalmers on- of the most eminent divines
o( tliC 51 ^0.
Graham's American JiFn.-ilfth/ Magazine.
The July number of thi.* popular ami interesting
work is helore us. In this number
we arc pleased to see the commencement
of an exceed in 2! v wc!l written Story
entitled "The Slaver. A Talc of our own
times," by our townsman Mr. S. A. CJoJinan.
The latest news from Mexico which is
tip lr> the 10th an;! 17 in?;., is f<i!l of interest.
Our troops ?i Tampieo were in ?laily expectation
<;1 an attack SVo;n the .Mexican*,
who were reported u> he in that vicinity in
great numbers. On the i 511? a party oi
Lancheros attacked tlie out porls and drove
the sentinels into the city.
Information had hern receive-'! at V era
Cruz, that Generals >Scott and Worth. with
llin nt'iln Ua/1 ? r?f !.?? - ? -? 1 -
bnu iiiuiu uvu > vi iu<; (II ill \ iidli \ mII'JC'I !S ^
far as Kio Frio without opposition. and
won; met rit t!;;it place by :i deputation
from the capital with prop: sitioj;s of peace.
The nature of the propo.dtbris are not
known ; Gen. Scott. howc\cr. refused t:> accept
them and was determined to push on
to the capital. It was thought further eoncessions
would be made befiro the army
There has been considerably skirmishing
alone: the road with our trains and tho ?uo
?j.uuu i>uiul>, ciuu ;i 11 cscnti unti arrived at
Vera Cruz with thirty Americans killed
arid wounded ; considerable numbers alio
of guerrillas have been killed by our
Congress bad refused to accept the resignation
of Santa Anna and he has a second
time sent in his resignation as Provisional
President, an 1 commander-in-chief,
which, was not acted upon. Senor llejon
and five (ienerals have been seized and
confined. It is stated that a number of persons
of different employments arid men of
influence, have forwarded a petition to the
n n l . *
x resiueni-ouDSiuutc praying tliat lie would
negotiate a peace. For further particulars
we refer our readers to our extracts.
An African Prince.?The Persian editors
are discussing a letter that has been
?d?lrr I by a Ifing- in Africa to the
Wis. K ... . ...
iftj flu c- ri.. ?? -
pyu uj?ciui,j, iroiitiiiier majesty, - ^
?frrlfcMn?w?er:S with, a gold Riripe, a coat
wit^tha tailfl>.V(&ry foag, a cocked bat with
a sweeping red plume, and a cane with a
gold head of the size of an orange." Iler
Majesty has despatched the desired articles
to her brother, with the addition of a scarlct
cloak trimmed at the neck with cold laco.
| FROM OUR VOLUNTEERS.!
j CorrcNpoRdviict! ok' (lie Btuiiiu'r.
rUliHLA, (Mexico,) May 31, 16'17.
j My !:ist to yon was written at Julupa
; but L failed to send it before leaving that |
place. Our march from that place here 1
' was productive of little which deserves par|
ticular notice. Our division halted at L'c- '
| rote the best part of two days, in order to
; allow L?'-n. W orth time to get one day in
) advance. i
The scarcity of water and forage, rcnt
dors it necessary that an army, in thiscoun;
try. should proceed only in detached portions.
This, however, would, in any case,
have licvn our best method, and the one
sure to he adopted, since there was no danger
of ineviiny with an opposing army this
I sidy of i'uthlu. ( Mr marches from I'e rote
! wen; short. iind would have been pleasant,
' but that ihey were through an opan praii
l ie, where, the hot sun poured down its rays,
entirely destitute of water, except from an
occasional hacienda here and there on the
road. W e heard occasional reports of Santa
Anna ;til along the road. We were told
at a hacienda, where we encamped the lirst
i niiilit that he was only a few miles distant
with a small body of lanceros. A .Mexican
had ottered the ni^hf before to conduct
(Jen. Worth to him about 20 miles off.
The (ienoral replied to him that In; ,;cared
i . I i.V a .1 .1
no mint- itimhii oaniii ovinia man any oilier ,
blacl; jSlvi'icd//." Thy fact was, however, j
lu* had no cavalry, hut. a small escort. 1
and he knew Santa Anna was not far oil'
1 with a considerable mounted force. We
ascertained with certainty, in a day or
two, that he had preceded (Jen. Worth
\\ it!) an armed hotly of four or live thousand
men. and the next news that arrived was,
that he was fortifying himself on the road
to oppose our advance upon l'uebla. (Jen.
Worth sent word back to (Jen. Quitman,
that unless he was attacked, he would, in
i , .....
, case ot opposition, wait until his division
! came up. On the morning of the 1:2th,
: soon after we set out on our march, we
i?i?:ird (lie r.innnn mien n few tnilnc
of our Column. Wo struck up a brisk
pace, and as wc hoard report alter report
come rolling like distant thunder over the
plain, we soon began to think that this was
no stampedbut a regular built fight, and
that we should at least have, a small finger
in the pie. Our regiment was hailed Tor a
fljw moments, until the train ol waggons
came up, and I was not a little pleased to
see thr ,o of our men who were unable to
march, nn\v shoulder their arms and place
' themselves in the ranks of their companies;
this was Universally the case, with oHirers
and men. Our ranks, which were before
thinned by sickness occasioncd by drinking
the rotten lime watei on the road, now
when the point of danger seemed nigh,
were swelled to their greatest numbers.
We advanced at a rapid pace lor four or
live nides. still hearing tho cannon ahead,
and .expecting every moment to run right
into a light. But all at once the firing
ceased, and we soon came upon Worth's
troops, who informed us that the fun was
all over. They had taken quarters during
the niyht in the town of Aniosogue. '%
The next morning, early, the Mexicans
gave the alarm that Santa Anna's army
whs approaching. The long roll was beat,
and ( Jen. Worth drew ont his whole force.
He placed one piece in a position to act
upon a birgc body of cavalry in sight.
After fifty or sixty rounds, totally dispersed
lliem, with the loss of some thirty or forty.
, Thus ended the battle of Amosogue! The
Mexican force was entirely cavalry, lod by
Santa Anna in person, arid was stated variously,
some say one thousand, some five
, thousand. The only* feat worthy of notice,
is the talcing of a Mexican officer prisoner,
by Lieut. McLellan, of the Engineer corps.
. They were both sent out to reconnoitre,
and met alone early in the morning. The
Mexican fled, and McLellan made chase,
i and after a considerable race, made him
prisoner and brought him into camp.
We remained for the night at Amosogue,
moit of us without quarters or any thing to i
! cat, as we had placed every thing in the j
I waggons, and were told not to unload them, |
with the expect ?tion of leaving early in the
i night for Pueblo, which was distant only j
about four le s. Information, however, !
sartd"men, marched into the c.iy o? x
about 11 o'clock' in the day. We \v?ni
conducted through the most beautiful part
of the town to the main plaza, where we
stacked our arms, and took time to breathe
and look around us and think of our strange
situation. The road lor half a mile as we |
i ' i
came, was crowded with Mexicans. When
we entered the streets, the sight was beautiful
and interesting. The houses were i
lofty, and were so thick as to form a dense I
wall, on both sides, of 50 or 100 feet.? ;
The streets were finely paved and perfectly
neat. Thousands of people of all sorts and
sizes were gazing at us with the most intense
eagerness. They were, no doubt,
much deceived in us ; for our numbers had
been greatly exaggerated, and we had been
reprsenlcd as monsters. We were informed
on leaching the plaza, by (?en. Worth, that
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nii i^ \? i 11 J 1 II u|j|jwcuii iw
us, and 1 lir.il much circumspection must bo
used in our intercourse with the citizens.
Wo were then dismissed lor fifteen minutes,
and were soon circulating among the
twentv thousand Mexicans that thronged
the plaza, luxuriating in fruits, calces, ieo
creams, etc. As kooii as our quarters were
designated, we were conducted to them.
There s much ??( interest in this city,
j :iiid if well described would be worthy your
j attention. The churches, the people, mar
I kits and houses themselves, all luruish m
lereslii?;jt matter (or letters and letter wri!
ters. 1 doubt nut you will hear much of
them. 11' I touch on them, it must be in
: some future communication.
, (Jen. Scott has arrived here with his
| available ibrce ol about seven thousand men.
I think we will have, to remain here until
remIbreed.? The last news from Mexico is
: that Santa Anna has assumed the 1'resiliency,
and is warlike. He is said to have
; about 1*2,000 troops, and is busy preparing
Ibr war. The old tale is told of taking
down bells and niching them into cannon.
1 don't believe much of, for it is too sensible
an act Ibr Mexicans to be guilty of.
(Jell. Twigff-* arrived hero threo days
ago. lie brought with him a large mail
ami some, lifty ol ?>ur regiment who had
been left behind sic 1c. Among those of our
company who came up, the name of Devlin
deserves particular notice. It will be gratifying
to his numerous friends and rela,
lives to learn that he has at length, after
long and patient perseverance, reached his
i r'liiniiMiiv W i? vvi>rn much vm iirt^rwl t??
see him, and were delighted to iind him in
| excellent health.
| We have had a feast (or the last two days
i in reading the news from the States, conj
taim'd in our letters and papers. 1 assure
you it is by far the greatest pleasure, we
have experienced since our arrival here,
we had been just one month without any
; communications from the States, L am aj
fraid it will bo as long again before we will
i be able to send or receive any thing, as
: Gen Scott has lor the present stopped all
| communication on account of the danger
of having- his mails cut off by the enemy.
' Our latest letters arc up to the 20th of April,
and wc have received the Delta containing
the first accounts of (,'ero (lordo (Searro
The health of our roiument has been
: very bad since, our arrival here. There is
no jrood reason for it, unless it be that we
' contracted diseases on the road, or are tin.
; accustomed to the climate; fortius place is
i very healthy ?in! the eliuitte is delightful.
| W e are much improved already in every
respect, and L hope tti :i l<-\v days will be
able to show a regiment, if not the best, at
least interior to none, in the field. General
Worth paid its a high compliment the other
, day by giving a dinner exclusively to the
i oflieors of our regiment. It is now undcr1
stood that when the now regiments come,
on. we are to be attached to bis division.
1 1 am very unwilling to give news of an
unpleasant character; but it is due to our
friends and relatives at home to be kept as
nearly as possible informed oft he real condition
of our regiment. It cannot be con!
coaled that wo have suffered much since
the capture of Vera Cruz Many of our
companies are already reduced from dis
i mi i c?k i\urw ui uniui, U* ll.tll 1111" 11
original numbers. Tlio.sc which have stif
fored mo?t, are the Lancaster, Barnwell,
i K' r.shaw and Sumpler companies. I pre:
sume you receive through the Governor ol
j the State a monthly return of the casualties
| occurring in all the companies ; but in case
i you have not, in justice to the friends of the
j deceased, you will please insert the follow:
in? as a list
' (j the Fatalities oreurri-.g in Capt. Marshall's
Company since our departure
from the State:
John Hall, died ofl" the Isle of Lobos, 2d
| March, 1847.
O. H. P. (Jiberf, died in fJeneral Hospital,
near Vera Cruz, 20th March, 1847*
| Isaiah Slarkcy died near Vera Cruz, 30th
! James C. Prince, rJiftl in General Hospital,
i at Vera Cruz, April, 1847.
! J no. W. Huffman, died on the road be!
twecn Vera Cruz and Jalapa, 1st May.
Samuel Gillespie, died at Jalapa, 30th May.
1 addition to these, there are. five now
absent at Vera Cruz, twelve at Jalapa, and
three in the States who were left sick, and
of whose present condition were not informed.
Would that it were in my power
to soothe'tbe pain and in some measure alleviave
the sorrow which the friends and
Ves of the deceased above mentioned
xnerience from their loss. Some of
-"nti!nat' , nd their aimiadecf
Co a gener.
nt and enduring u-m
.ail to win for them, wherv
went, friettds and admirers. Let
a grateful country <k> justice to their memory.
It is true, they died not in battle ;
but the motives which calica them into the
field of action were such as actuated the
brave; and the sufferings thcv endured
were worse than those of the battle field.
PUEBLA, (Mexico,) Juno 3, 18-17.
Friend Allen:?We arc now in the
Ci Lowell" of Mexico, in ihe romantic eoun try
of the far-famed Tlascalas. As we approached
the city, Commissioners met us
! and surrendered unconditionally to our
! arms, and on the 15th of May with k?Sono!
rous brasses breathing martial strains," and
i banners flying we entered the "city of
' Angels." The streets were densely crowd!
ed with thousands of curious spectators,
! anxious to get a glimpse of the los Americai
jios} whom the priest had endeavored to
persuade were merciless cannibals. Even
! until the day of our arrival they exerted
themselves to arouse and inflame the cili.
zens by long harrangues, in which they
! staled we would rob them of their property,
and desecrate their churches. A few days
residence among tliein however, has taught
' them that we were woefully belied,by those
! canting sons of mother the church.
! It is thought that a majority of the lower
iancl middle classes are favorable, to us, and
a lew of the "upper ten." (Jen. Worth's j
: division consisted of about 3,000 men, and
shut up in this city of some. SO,000 iuliahi'
tants, serious fears were entertained that we
I . '
I would be attacked before (ien. .Scott could
I reach us. We had two stampedes, Santa
! Anna came out to attack us on the hrst
! night, but finding we were prepaired lor him
| he declined it. Since then four of Gencr.il
! Worth's confidential friends who are silI
ways on the qui vice, came in within a half
; lmur of each other, all reporting that Gen.
Bravo with 20.00U troops were but a few
; miles off, intending to make an attack upon
' us that day. Alarm was visible in the
j countenances of the citizens as they hurried
; to and fro through the city, and everything
seemed to confirm the report but as yet no
j enemy has appeared. Gen. Scott's arrival
; has put an end to all such reports.
i The army now here is not even G,U00,
! and it is certain we shall not advance to
wards the capital for two months, or at least
until reinforced. The train returns to-morrow
to transport the new Regiments which
: are. landing at Antigua twenty miles north
. of Vera Cruz.
I It is rumored that the road is open to the
; capital. After the oallie of Cerro Gordo,
they lost all hope ami abandoned their deI
fences. The castle of Perote is situated in
a level valley without one loot of ascent for
I three miles around, h covers some two
i acres of ground, and mounts about sixty
j cannon. The walls arc of inconceivable
i strength, about twenty feet high and eight
! thick, and in addition to this, is surrounded
| by a deep ditch that can be flooded with \va!
ter. The bones of the Mier prisoners arc
I still to be seen strewn around the cosse upon
which they were shot. I have also seen
the hole which Captain Walker cut through
j his prison. When they abandon such places
j as this they cannot contemplate much furI
ther resistance. i
j > All the volunteers arc anxious that the \
J war should be brought to a close upon any j
! terms, in plain English they are tired ofih<* j
! service. Our Regiment cannot muster j
\ now more than five hundred men. Capt. i
i Kennedy of Fairfield, is sent home, to raise j
; recruits for our Regiment. That inexplica- !
j ble politition Santa Anna has resigned the
j Presidency and Herrera who is in favor of
I peace is elected.
I Mr. Trist, the commissioner sent out by
j our government to treat for peace, is here,
i He. wrote to General Scott concerninff his I
mission, and requiring the command of the j
army. General Scott replied he had been |
appointed to the command of the army and !
would hold it until recalled.
Captain Marshall and Moragne have
both been sick but are up again. Ilervy
Wilson has also had a severe spell of sickness
but is doing well at this lime. George
Griffin is discharged.
The following is a list of those who have
died in our company up to this time.
J. Hall,* " P. Gilbert,'
I. Sfarkey,r J. G. Prince,'
E. Norrql, E. Sterling-,
S. Alexander, Hoffman,Saml.
Gillespie,- L. Watson,
in J une !?The Wilmington (Del )
Journal, says a severe snow storm visited
the farmers near and above the Pennsylvania
boundary line on Monday evening
Snow fell for nearly an hour m some
and must have injured the crops,
but we hear of nodamage.
Baptist Statistics.?Their Almanac,
just published, estimates the Regular Baptist
Churches in the United States at 6883 J
Ordained Ministers,6571,Licensed Pieacht
ers, 1065; Communicants, 655.536; Calf
leges, 14 ; Theological Schools. 8 :_Feli<*i?
Newspapers, 20; and other Peoiodicatyii
| FROM MEXICO.
From the N. O. Time, June. 18.
Later from "Vera Cruz.
j Arrival of the Mary Kingsland?Additionj
al particulars of the Late attack on Colonel
Mcintosh's train?>lender garrisoji at
Vera Cruz?Yellow Fever.
1 The United States steamer Mary Ivings'
land, Captain Davis,arrived here yesterday,
j Ironi Vera Cruz the (Jth, and from Brazos,
j the 13th inst. Although the Mary Kings
' land It'll V era Cruz two days previously to
the departure of the Massachusetts, sho
' brought us more details of the important
, event ih'at has happened in that part of
Mexico, viz: the attack on Col. Mcintosh's
train. Wo also receive,by this arrival, letters
from our correspondent; who resumes
the thread of his narrative of daily occurrences,
broken off at the receipt oi the last
; lull mail by the New (gleans.
Attack on tub Train.?We learn that
the whole of the immense train, under tho
escort of Col. Mcintosh and 800 men, pro!
cecding onward to the head-quarters ol Gen.
Scott, were attacked by a guerrilla uartv at
a point just fifteen miles beyond Santa Fe,
:i village eight miles from Vera Cruz.?
The moment the attack was nfade on the
head of the train, the dragoons charged on
the enemy, and dispersed them. Alter the
lapse of a very s-hort time, the Mexicans
again made their appearance in seemingly
| overwhelming number.?, at least 17 or 1800
] strong, and opened a fire on several points
! at once. Here a considerable number of
pac.lc mules fell into the hands of the foe,
from th.-; extended line which had to be kept
up, on the match, owing to the narrow defiles
through which the train was passing.
Col. Mcintosh, after a rather severe contest,
beat off the assailants, and then fortified
i.: ' -
IIMIWVII ooiiiuu lil^ tva^UIl^) UCUlIUDg 11 1114**
prudent to continues on without a reinforceincut,
particularly requiring artillery. An
express reached the city on monday, the 7th
inst., in the evening, and on Tuesday inori
ning, Cieti. (Jadwallader marched to his rej
liet, with a section detailed from the ElowitI
zer buttery, 10 guns, attached to the Volti-geur
regiment, under Lieutenants BlaUeley
1 and (Cochrane ; lour companies of the 11th
j regiment, under Colonel Ramsey; one
| company of the (.)th and one of the 7th lnj
: fantry; and company lv, of the 3rd Draj
goons. Twenty wagons accompanied.?
; i he Mexicans are saiu iu uu posted in eon
siderable strength, in the vicinity ol the National
Bridge, (Pucnte Nacional,) close to
j which the train is entrenched. They are
determined to dispute llie passage with us.
(.Jen. Cadwallader, on his junction witk
Colonel Mcintosh, will he at the head of
about 1500 strong, and he has declared that
he shall soon be able to clear the road of
! those desperadoes, the guerrillas. Al;
though the name is not given, there is little
I doubt of the Mexicans being under the command
of Padre Jarueta, the Spaniard, of
whose exploits we have already spoUen in
these columns. The exact sum, in specie,,
i conveyed by his train is ?350,000. There
j is 110 authentic intelligence of the loss susI
lained by either party, in this encounter.?
' Dr. Harney, brother of the Colonel, it is
; said, reci-i\ed a musUct ball in the leg,
i i - i - " 1
: Willi 11 WilS, I1U\VC\ Ul, OUL il IJi'.SU WOUUll.
Hoksk Koiiiniitv.?A daring robbery of
.some forty or (illy horses and mules is said
to have been perpetrated by the Mexicans,
on the 5th insi., close to the walls of the city.
Company K, o.l Dragoons, wrjjt in pursuit
the next day, and after remaining out scouring
the country, until the following morning,
the 7th ilist., returned, and reported that
they saw no vestige of an enemy.
Garrison of Vkka Ckuz.? We have
been informed that the number of troops at
Vera Cruz, since the departure of General
i 11...i ? i? i - >
viiuiuiiKiui'i) lias uceu icuuceu 10 so low a
figure as to give lisc to some apprehensions
lor the safety ol'the city, in case of an attack,
by any thing like the number said 10 be*under
Pedro Jaruetu. There were not more
than forty men lit for duty, in the Castle of
San Juan de Ulloa, when the Massachusetts
From the N. O. Delta June 20.
Iinpoiiant lirom Scott's Array.
A Series of Fights with the Guerrillas?100
Mexicans lulled ami wounded, and forty or
jijii/ Americans?(.funeral Cadicalladcr
attacked by a large parly?Baltic at the
The following highly important intelli.
gence was communicated to us by Lieuts.
Floyd and M' Williams, of the 2d Pennsylvania
Volunteers, who came ovor on the
steam ship Galveston this morning, at 6
o'clock. On the 8th, a small recruiting party,
together with some citizens and disbanded
sold ie-rs, in number about 150, with 75armed
men, and 30 mounted, left Puebla
for Vera Cruz. This party was under
command of Captain Bainbridge, of the 3rd.
Artillery. On leaving Jalapa and getting
near Cerro Gordo, this party was informed
that it would not be prudent to go through
the pass, as there were about 4,000 Mexicans
in the chaparral along the pass. Previous
to this, two officers who had gone to
the rear of the train were fired at from the
cnaparral. At the mouth of Ifie pass the
party was organised and marched through
without meeting,an onemy. Arrived attha
Bridge that evening. Whijst they were
bivouacked on the other side of the Bridge,.
being so fatigued that they were unable to>
.furnish a guard, they were informed that.