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thle 7ti f brtiaiy, a cWuhula'is'a a towns I
thir h thenceto Saitillo, adeord'
-frgt'be ""naps bef6,re..us. His, srtry wasI
in the tdnoit li1 riVss-rodcado, de Mier
ias-tthe'0'V Gdin rM**klt' ha'vi'nV provided no r
Means Sor uindetiling:.suih a' march. We
1~. 6 -j q- o
hi . r ih pi'ithe^e of thestate -cof rI
trog'. bef ir un. .Onr of
Sin e cna'st ist resore rmarcein-g wad
to distributed evle day's pay. forthe month
*of January-Il in could not sustiain tliemmore
thoa a'week, and the question-was asked,
"What.shall wedo when in 'front of the
etiemny?" The'troops are represented as
patie.nt atid loyal, but; in a.pitiable state of
distress.. In derision. they.speak of going
forth'to solve the problem of 'figting
- The same paper which innounces Santa
Anna's arrival at Matehuala, mention(
that Gen. Taylor is fortifying Saltillo, and
has with him 0000 troops and sixteen pit
ces of artillery. This shows again the ac.
curacy oFthe information possesed by the
Mexicnns ofour movements.
In tIe papers before us, the latest ac.
Counts we see from Vera Cruz are to the
9th of February, two days later than the
udvices via Havana. Not a word is said
if the evacuation -of that city, nor indeed,
of iis defence. We have not seen an allu
sion to the movements of Gen. Scott, nor
is a wo'rd said of any threatened maich up.
on the capital. El Republicano is- very
much engrossed with the discussion of the
political alTairs of the country, and truly
they appear in the most deplorable state.
The nation would seem to have reached a
crisis which must result in absolute politi
cal disorganization or revolution.
The Administration of Gomez Farias Is
charged by the press with inability to ob
tain the assistance ofa responsible Minis.
try: it cannot by any exertion raise a cent
of money, although it has a Congress so
sibservient as to pass laws placing the
revemues of the church at his command
aild the press is holdly preaching sedition
and revolution, and the church threatening
excommucnetion. In suct, circumstances
as these E1 Republicano calls upon Go.
mnez dFurias it once to resign. The article
is written with great force and eloquence,
and his duty is urged home upon the Vice
Prcsident, with a powerful appeal to his
patriotisim and magna niiiity, to yielJ at
once, aid thus ward off the imminent la-.
ger of civil war.
From the Picay une. Marcit 14t4.
Arrival of the Arispe-The Latest A ithem.
tic Accounts fron General Taylor-'he
Sunmaonv of Santa Anna and Replyof
Gen. Taylor-Latest Despatches from
Monterey-Forlifcatious of Los Muer
tos -Abandon ment of Ceralvo--Oceupa
tion of Marin, Mier, etc. by the Mexi
cans--Contradiction of McCullochs
Capture, etc. etc.
The U. S. schooner Arispe, Capt. West,
arrived in port yesterday afternoon from
the moutith of the Rio Grande, having sail.
el thence oni te l1th inst. Dr. Jarvis, of
of U. S. Army, came passenger on her.
lie is thme hearer oif despathes from Ca
tma rgo, to the governmejnt at WVashiington.
Dra. Jatrris left Caimargo on- the 2d1 inst,
TJhere had been nothing received thereI
fromi Gent. Taylor in several dlays. Thie
rutmors which prevamiledl were brought
thiroughi hy Me cxican is, and were of the
miiost conctraiidiecory chiarrcer.
urthier details of Santa Anna's move
melnts -Conufirmation of previons Rumors
-Captuiire of T1ra ins and Mcrchan di zc.
WVe hasteun to place before our readers
the so uine d Ilette r, fromn a valuanble corres.
pondceni, wi~ichl convey scoe further de
tails in rega rd to I he imrportatnt events
transpiring on thme Rio Girande. We regret
to say that they confirmi to somec extent
the apiprehen~isionis which have been enter
ta ined relating to thce critical pos'tion of
General Taylor anid thme foreca under his
Vumvthecr ne ws wvill nowv be Icookedi for whhl
the most intense anxIety. At present all i
dotubt andi and citnfusioni. WVe still trmrst
and helieve that there is a great deal of
e.xaggerattioni int the various reports that
have reached tus.
M AT AMOI A S, M ARCh! 1, 1847.
Gentlmen-T his city was thrciwn into
thme greatest concsternation this morning by
rhe arri val oif the~ steamer Aid, wvith letters
iromr Canmargo and Mocnterey, stating that
Geni. Taylor ha.I been attacked by Satita
Anna at thme hecad of 25,0)00 men at Saltil
lo. T1hme pr~stscri pt in forominog us of tihe
troth of the matter, was added to the letter
b'y Camplatin Montgomnery of tihe 7th, nowv
Q.luarterumter at Mo cntcerey. TIhe letter
'vas dated thme 23d February, postscript the
sa me cay w vhiebc I states that the fi ght ecim.
mneneed, oin thme 22d1 February, and that no
farther itirnmauion could be had. TIhere are
bietweeni 7000 antd 8000 mien between Ca
. nargo acnd Monterey, who have entirely
, it off all ccommcunication betwveen those
iwo places. Gen. Urrea is at Marino, a
toiwtn abtout 28 miles this sidle of Monterey
with six thotusandl cavalry, and Canales has
rancheros stiflicient to nmtke tip time num
her. Gen. Tamyloir has issued orders that
noit ies< thtan one regiment shall attempt
to le'ave fcamargn on this route. Col. Mor
gan's commtand (thme second Ohio regiment)
atbout (four hundicred strong, left cralvo
wherice they were stationed, to join General
Taylor, alter having burnt every thing
they conld take with themn, and it is eonfi
dently believed that he and his whole comn
moandl were either cuit to piees, or takent
prisoners. Thant gallhant, chivalrous scul
hen) McCalloch, niith his men, has beenm
':ptnred. iI e had not more thtan twventy
righmt men, aill told.
T1hi is ill the famult o1- Geto. Scott forT
aving taken awdv4the regular forces'frain istl
hat part o- Ore' coiuntry. - .1Shotild Gen. me
raylor. be able to fall babk 'on M6nterey
o .can then hold -out until einforciemeits
each him, as they lave some sixty. days
ations at that point.* But I am afraid he
6 in a critical position, having nothing but re
Folunteers. with himi he .cannot htave that (n
onfidence which ho would have, haid not by
hat immortal man, Gen. W. Scott taken se
iway from him the whole of his most eflec- sai
lye force. But-old Rouou AND REA DY has th
leiermiivd to conquer or lie. SantaAnna, in
lent him a summons to surrender. TellSanta dr
knna, sayis the old man, "to come and take
vie." I have conversed with officers of
he army here. whip think that Geis. Tay. do
or might be able to fall back on Monterey. Si
lie has some 4000 velonteers with - tmr hla
mud I think.they will fight tip the last. Cil. at
Durtis is stationed at Camargo, which is ai
iourly threatened with attack. Some 700 lie
af the Virginia regiment passed through
this place three days ago) on their way to -
oin General Taylor. Should the General A
even fall back on Monterey, he will have a de
large body of men betweei him and C- e,
nargo, who can, and no doubt will take T
tho place, and then down on Matamoras, w
:utting off Gen. Taylor's supplies entirely. sp
Every person is on the alert. The Mexi- di
:ans say that the army will take this place ra
n a very short time. Several of the bet- th
er class of the plopulation are preparing w,
m move to the other side of the river, in In
.sve the place should be recaptured, as pr
hey know they would be killed immedi- F
ktely. You will find this letter very dis
onted in its details, but you may depend ab
in the correctness of every part eof it, as I wi
-eceived it from high military authority. C4
Yours truly, ti
'From the American Flag, March 3. tih
NEWS EROM THE AR MY-WAR! as
Our town has been thrown into the most .
ntense excitement, by the reports coii
stantly reaching here, relative to thie per. ta
lous situation of Gen. Tayllor's division f
he army. They are so vague and con
'used, that we hardly know low to corn
nence an abstract even. That a battle has
>een fought, no one here can doubt for a L
noment, but how it has resulted, or what to
langers impend on the line of the Rio am
3raode, is enveloped in the most perplex
ng uncertainty. We give, however, what tit
eeims to be the best authenticated stOate- cI
nent received hei e, from the seat of h osIti
Gen. Taylor, while at Nuean, 22 niles
rom Saftillo, with 6000 men, watsattacked
mn the 22d ult., by a Mexican foice of
5,000. Pindi:ng that ie could lnt main
ain his position, he made good his retreat
o Saltillo, covering his vagon train.-- c
lere a severe engugement took place in cc
lie streets, in which the Mexicans suffer- c
1 a heavy loss. After destroying what ta
f the public stores lie could nit transprt, co
me cominned his retrogade nime-ment on I
1oiterey, until lie reached the Rincona
la pass, where he wats again attacked, but
uccessfully defenmded himself. Ilere, all
lie rumors, reports, and letters teave him.
ince ine Monterey, anod hie weould be safe,-M
muy his ability to accomplish this much
vas altogether problematical, as thme Me
caswere swarming iei every dlirectieon.
5thi met., wvrites to hiis friceal inm thmis place.
'Three expiresses teo-damy from Moentmerey,
ightiing in Sahitilhn Marine in Mt~xicamn
)osses5sion; large train of wvagonms, 126, g
nd I80 private mulcies taken; Mec'Cumllochm's
om panty taken; 8000 cavalrv this side ofg
he mnouintains; and thimngs in ge-neral tinrn-dti
inpsiude tdown."' Froim anothier source we
earn m that Col. M oirga n hias iabancdmnel Ci. i
a1VO, deastreoyinrg al propery hvte ceuld n4 rot
.ke wvith him; thmat a coriier froimi Moen
ercy r~eorted. at Cacmargr, 15000 Mei-~
aims between time two places, and that (6000r
nore were in time neghborhloodl 0f Victo- ar
is. Trhis much wee cull from time mauss oif
reports before uis, without vomucihing for itsti
:orrectness. 'The destination of severalI
iats have beeni chmanged withmin thme last FJ
ew days-, on reaching tihis place, menil one,
mihe Troy) hceld in reserve at Camargo. ter
oivey. despiatchles. All time wagom..rn trais
are been stoptrpedl here, and every oinie is "
mthe equi vive." Wec have strornmg con. "
idence inm old Zacm, arnd believe it abinest .r
mnpossible to whmip himyn; but shmouhlimharm '
efaml his ivlision of tihe army', thme cocnse.
iuence ter thmose whoui have left him withm .
etuch slendeer resources, will be terrible.- el'
We wtilt suffer all the tortuires of dotmcfeul Pr
ituspa e ucntil we hear somietineg from our ra
ittle. ...-miy, thcat can be relied uipon. "i
Capt. Hemrie, whoe tately eff'ected lis li
mscape frorm thme Mexicanes, hias reachmed Pf
IMPORTANT FROM TAMPICO. he
in adlditionc to the accounts from the inm- te
herior of Mexico, we have news from the vt
tsland of Lobrs, viia TIampico, to time 1st jd
inst. On that dlay betwvee-n fifty and sixty Ivi
sail of vessels, having onl berdu General in
Scoti, with amll tihe troops assenmble there, hi
left that islande for an attack uipon the city wi
and Castle at Vera Cruiz. Every vessel inc in
the harbor, that could carry either meni, hia
provisions or mumnitionis of war, havinig te
been pcessedt into tihe service. It was uni-'p
jerstood that Gen. Sciott expmected to coin- tIm
rnenmce thce bombamrdmenmt abojut the l0th ,m
WVe have been favonred ihi the perusal maf
ia letter dated 20dmthilt., froim a seiieor
>elonging to the Palmetto Rlegiment, whiich
itate. thmat they were aill in tine hmealthm andm
ptirits, and anxious tel be unmder wvay for
hmemr ultimate deselination. It states thai sa
hce Newberry Company arrived at the ti
ind on the-25th,'in timle to join the egi
nt before their departure.
FROM NEW MEXICO.
The following important intelligence,'
:dived by the correspondentofthe Even.
7 News, r om Philadelphia, via P't ,burg,
Telegriph, shows that our ford1a inl that
Ition of Mexico are in a most critical po.
ion, aud that the next accounts froni
at quarter will probab'y be melancholy,
sam1ch as there is every prospect that a
eadful maisacre will be the restlt.
PITTSDURol, MARCH 10.
By river we i;ave St. L'is p pers fiour
ye in advalce of mail, with<,stes from
nt-i Fe covering important news. There
a been an extensive M exicean insurrection
Taos. All the Spaniards who evinced
y asymtapatlhy with the American carse
.41 been compelled to escape.
Gov. Bent, Stephen Lee, Acting Sheriff,
en. Elliott Lee, Henry Seal, and twenltv
rnericans were killed, and their families
spoiled. .The Chief Alcade 'vas also kill.
. This all occurred on the 17th January.
he insurrection aiade formidable head
iy, and the disaffection was rapidly
reading. The insurrectionists were sen
ng expresses out all over the country to
ise assistance. The number engaged in
e outbreak at Taos was abiutoo. They
re using evezy argument to incite the
dians to hostilities, and were making
eparations to take possession of Santa
The Americans at Santa Fe, had only
onit 500 effective men there, the rest
!re on the, sick list, or had left to join
Il. Doniphain. Such being their situation
ey cannot send stccor otit, as they are
rdly able to defenl themselves. It is
aught that Santa F- must he capturei,
neither the Fort or Block Houses are
It is innounced as the intention of the
surrectionists w ho c-aptiired Taos, to
to piossession of the governnment wragon
tins, which are carrying forward our sup.
ies, 1nd thus cut of ill comninictiil)-.
The representations made to Cl. Doni
an, that Chihuahua would be an easy
nquest, were evidently intended as a lure
entrap him, beget a spirit of secuiity,
d lead him far off into the interior, where
might be easily cut off.
It is the universal opinion in Santa Fe
it if General Wool had gone direct to
ihutahanit there w ouibl have beeni no tro
in New Alexico. Col. Don i phan had
ssessiion of El Passo Del Norte .t' the
th December.. Letters had been receiv
from the Giverinor of Chihuitaliitn, sta
ig that Geii. Wool was within three days
arch of the capital. This, too, was an
bier ruse to lure Co. Daniphan on in
ndfience, and cut him ol from all chan.
s of escape, or of falling back upon San
Ve, t) relieve it in its emergency.
Thu Mexicans lire hold in their tone and
itlident of capturing Col. Doniphan and
i command, which consibts of about 600
m. 500 of thein being of his own tro-ps,
! first regiment ofimounted Missouri vol.
teers, and a dletachmryent 100 rnen) from
in ti e, und51e r caotmeandi of Lieu t. ColI.
ichlI, of the 21 regiment-cansisting oif
men fromii Clark'sb bta lion of light artilI
-y, iuder commoanil iif Cap;t. Iison14) and14
telt. K ribbhen, itnil 70 fromi Col, Price's
ienatt und Col. . Will' c4k's battalio.n. They
%erl that theiy wa'ill moassucre e'very Amner
an in New Mexico and confiscatenalltheir
A letter from Lieuit. A lbert, U. S. Topo
apahiclal Engineer, of Iater date, contfirms
the abhove in telligen lce. Thet deaails of
n hat tle of Bracito) tare talsoi coi rmned.
te miassa cre, heyonid doublt), las beeni a
rinnble one, of u biichI we have a*is vet
tard buat thle heg inniin g and thae insuirr'ec
in has beena k epa so quet tut il all was
osthere mtt he demon~lkibed, before
y ell'rt cnbe matde to reliere' them front
ae umost advan~ced of our Western military
.lUIT' OF EXPElNDlTURIE TJO IM
Mr. Cohe, one of the most disti nguiishedl
ricuiltairists of his slay in Great Britiain.
di who was raised by his sovereign to thec
gak of noabili ty, comimenceid, in 1817, to
aroave onae of his fiarmns called Elmheram
muk, by dIrain inog. dli chi ing iand tiip-dlres
tn thec landi n ithi thte soil taken reim the
Ltehes. lIn the course of teii years heoex
nided ?510 I15s ini thtese 01 eratuons: which
ised thte aanual reint of the farm ?500,
dl *ifeourse yielded a profit of ntearlyiune
indred per cenlt per annum uipont the ex
iaditutre. Cairolina planters are too4 short
;hed to look teln years aheid foi profit
wever great, from ean pperationi reqiiir
g paresenlt expeniditure of money or Is
'or. I t reqiires moneay at comnpotind ill
restu iniSoth Carsilina more than tean
'nrs to double itself. Now stuppose a
antier lays out a sum iif money in imipro.
ag hais esante, whtich for ten years him no
conme, btit at the end of that time, yields
mr a hundatired per cent prolit, aul after
urds, mno profit air all, at is plaina that hie is
the long rut more benefliteid thant if hae
sI puat suit his mniey at compounad inter
rest. Buai such is not the eec of ex
nilitutres madse ini t he iminprovemientt of
id uindler ctltultitt. If judsicioshsl
isle, thaey yiel ant incoae the first or ste.
mi year. and cointinule to do so annuially
er wards, tunder good management.
"Cure for consumption," as the landla1s
id wh'len she spinakletl snauff on theo uic
alt; of haer boarders.
-SUMTERVILLE, S. C.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24, 1847.
AGENTS FOR THE BANNER.
MEsss. DeLoRaME &.WHIr., Sumterville, S. C.
T. W. Piours, Esac., Camden, S. C.
The of~ee of "THE BANNER" is removed to
the new building nextio the lot 6f Mr. JaaEs.1-.
VAUOZJAM, on the Statebuig Road.
tn-Any business connected with the office will be
attendeld to at the office lately ocedpied by Mr. Jis
On account of the non-arrival of our printing pa
per from Gadsden, which place it reached on Wed
nesday the 17th, we were compelled to print- this
number on inferlor- paper hastily procured. from
Camden, to supply the dcficcncy and emergency of
All communications addressed to "The Banner,"
whether of marriages or other matter, must have
the name or some responsible person attached to
them. They must also be postpaid to ueet aten
The price of this article, in the Charleston Markel,
for the week ending Friday the 19th. varied from
9 3-4 to 11 1-2 and 12 cents per pound.
We have received the March number of "The
Southern aind Western Literary Messenger and Re
viev," containing. a continuation of Campliell's in
teresting "Introduction to the llistory of the Colony
and Ancient Doninien'ot Virginia," also, the pretty
song "Rnsabel." to) the air of "Lucy Long," with a
varlet of other entertnining matter.
The March No. of the "American Agriculturist,"
with.a restoration of thw fornuer beauti:ul vigne-tle,
is rec'iverl. containintg its usual variety of useful,
practical. agrt-ultural matter, suited to the South as
well as to the North. and for the benefit of b'oth.
jir We winh to call the attention of thisoe who
desire to erect a memorial to the departed, to Mr.
Hu-rZR's advertisement in to-daye japer.
SUMTERVILLE TEMPERANCE SOCITiY.
FRIDAY, March 19. 1847.
The Socicly concncd this eveniing at the usual
The followingi resolutions were adopiitel:
let. That the regular nieetings 4f this .?nciety
shall hereafter take place on the first Friday in eve
2nd, That the President, witlh the conrurr nvee of
any three menlcra, shall hnrte ponmer to c..Il extra
meetiengs; said nueetings, when for ptirloses t.ther
than th-it of hearing addiesses and receiving plelgs,,
sohalil c-nsistt of ten nemblers.
Afler consuitation, the notion was mne and
agreed to; " That the ev. Thos. V. Nel liciampe,
the expecte! orator of the ev, ning, be reque-sled
to defer the delivery of his address until the nsext
regular ineeing. to wit, the 2nd if A gril.
The I1ev. W. Lenis then rose ani addresseid ie
me, ting with rnuc-h firvor andl ili'gtree, randl was
f'llouwecd by the 1lev. Tr. 11. flum.t-l. Fue pledges
wvere added to the list ; thrxee of ri,.nat-s and tno of
DE&ATII 01- A SUM-rT:'.l iOLUNTEFIt.
Late letiers rieceivedi in this ;.are* informn us of
the death of Mr Scarbiroughl Drzke*, on~e of the
Sumter Vilunitects or the Palnetto ltegimeont of~o
RAIL ROAD SUBI8CIII PTION fl00K8.
Thle subscription h'onkls to the blanches
tcr andl W ilmiin gI'n railI rond n re' nowv tp,
en at this place, at Alarion anid Dairlington
u ndler the cnommissio'n ersu neid ini thle ch ar
ter, to receivte sublsc-ripItions to) thet amu~t
at lens t of three Ihumndlri-ld i, htusamndli dilhmra.
rThe books were openird in this State andii
'in Noth Carolina on the first Atmbndv in
this mointhi antd will comntiniue ope n fo'r six
ty days froma that time.
The crisis has now- come which is to test
the poiwer of this district to fulfil the ex
pecta tions wthich she has raisedl in the minds
oif the people of the United States in regard
to this rail road.
Sumter wuill havi e done lher duty, whlen
she htis dlnne all that she can. No motre
is asked. Shte promised no more. Let
hecr, then, tdo all that is itn her power, and
no one can blame her; butt let that all
le ample evidence of her eff'orts and zeal,
in this cause. We have onice before re
marked, in contnexion with tIs subject,-if~
Sumter has the will, she htas the means,
anid we still ido not doubt te truth of otur
remark, but hope, in this case, -to see it
These remarks are made, because wve
believe it our dutty, in accordance with
our promise, to, keep tis matter before
the attetton of the people of the district,
and to urge them, if necessary, to all thme
tmeasutres connetctedl wtitht this important
entterprise. Let their ideterminaution be.
that thme road must and shall be built, end
that they will dli their part; and we believe
that both will be dotne. Now is the time
for action. Whlile we look to Wilminugton
as the chief actor, wve must look to otur
selves as important lalyers. The perform
,11nce of our part is equally as necessary
na any other to the succes of this dram.
Ypourjudg iiit.qaie aireb .dnw ced-of
Iji necessity 'aii practic igecottstruetlon
of this road.: The neceisisry funds itethe
only thing now wanted for is ejig tbn,
Be ready, then, 6r the -subscriptbonik ak,
as soon as you are able, and iji n .Jaty
to subscribe during ihis their openig# en.
deavo'r to make y'ourself abler as saonao
possible, to subscribe mt Iout. fuliretime.
It the necessary. sbscriptions cunnot be .
obtained in sixty days, they may he pro.
cured in a longer period of ijpe I ljen
come forwart now, and dosour biest. .
Sehiator BiNT4N, on beiig a p ine by
the President Major General in the arnmy
and on being informed by the same that.
his powers as'such wVere inferior to those
of the present senior Major Genifralses'
that he could not take the chif comMand
of the army now in the field, dedined to
accept the appointment. which had also
been honorably confirmed by tile sew
nate. It remahis to be .seen whether he
will be appoInted to attend the army, with
anbassaderiml poncrs to make a treaty
We extract the following fron the Col.
umbia correspoodence-of the Charleston
Coitrier, 'f March .12, in relation to Judge
)VARDL'Aw, andl the triils ofrWnzTscoTToN
and WRIGHT for muder. Judge WARD
LAW, we believer, will preside, for the first
time, at our coming Court of next week.
Judge WARDLAW, who hans presided, ip;
as you well know, one of the ablest of our
-Judges, lignified in deportment, quik of
perceptiot, anl. thoroughly versed in the
learning of the law; he inly needs a little
more urbanity oaf ninter to) enag ethees
term as well tas the admiration of the 'bar
and conemunity, wsharfi his apparent auste
rity often ifflneds. But however niuch his
muanner may offe-nd, no one can fail being
struck with the rare ability and inpartiali
ty witI which he fills his high stition.
- The tribl of George WI.itecotton for the
murder of a slave resulted in his acquittal,
the evidence being entirely circumstantial
and insuficient to fix the fact upon hi.
The presectntiton Vas condiuited nith great
fairiness by the Sahlicitoir. atssisted by Mr.
Mn:nis for the prosectiaona, Ut ho made an
inlgenaiolts Seetch. 11.e was defended by
Messrs. D.SAussunE antd THADEWELL, in
speehes averaging uapwrards of two hours
enche; that (of the latter was a very adroit
and skilful delflee. The other case was
that of Wattorr for the' enorder of RAW.
LIsUN, which also resuled in an acquitial,
the evidence cl.arly showing it. to hne
been an act perpetrated in self-defence
against a desperate and recklestzs tnan. '!lie
array of taleait oan hii side seemied ti stim
ultate the Solicitor, who made out a very
strong case- fur the State, anel displayed
m bt e !1!. amt2 with egnal
abuility on the other videj by Messrs. BILac
aned TuADEwELIL, wheo,however. wereevery
barief, leaving the brunt of the battie to be
borne by Mr. Moscs, of Sumter, Whlo had
been speccially r etainedh for this case, and
ni ho did justicr. tea his high reputatiop by
the mnanne'r in whcich he sustained the
cause o~f his client. Since the day when
Pnr.g'res ivas wve'nt to electrify the Conil
hlounse bay his dazzlinag and mtatchlcss elv
queence, u miore suastatine d and1 poawerful ef
(earl has not been listened to within its walls
thcan that made bay Mr. M. in the casef
W atonir, and wheich could not rail oaf its
due effte: upon the jury, a very intelligenl.
cane, asi juries go.
LETTER FROM AN OFFICERt OF
TI'hE SUMTER VOLUNTEERS.
The fullowing is the latter referretd to
in our last ntumber, of a date 'previous to
the one then publisheel, though stil.. of
some interest to the inhabitants of tha.
Sutre OREGON. Feb. 6, 184.
.Gulf of Mexico,
Liet. 24edg. 23 m. Lean. 05 dg.3 mn.
Mr. Editor:-Hasinmg just hearned atejl
eestination of our Re'gimnent, and iadt
knowing wrhether anotl~er opporttimity may
ofrer so fiavorable to write you of our pro.
gress, I begin this letter in the midst of the
"wide waste eof waters." with the .promise
oif closing it on sheere, when we reach it,
if possible. I have dotted down fur mny
own amusement and intformation,each day,.
miuch things as I deemed worthy or note,
ant!, from these "peneiHings," -I give yoti
.a succinct history of ouar tour from M.obile
to this phace,(if pleee it may be called.)
On Wedesany, the 27th uit , theSumter.
A bbe~vlle and Lanicaster Companies, A, E..
and ha of the Palmetto Regimen't, 8o. Ca.
Volunteers, tunder command of Lt, Col.
-Dickinson, le ft Mocbile on board the stei
er "Creole" for the Transport aborenamed.
That evening we embamrked on her, wilst'
she was at anchior ini the Bay of M6b1le,
seome thirty miles belowv the city. 'Here we~
were detained from va rious cauiseh till Sat'.
urdaty the 30th tilt. T1hie Kershawv, Edge
field, Charleston and Richland Comnpanies,.
(ceampamtes C, D, F and H-, Palmetto Re.:
girnent,) tunder Col. Btlter in person em
barked the same duay on board the ship
"Alhzambra." within halfa mile of us. Ma.
jor ladudeni, with the Chester, Fairfield
aned Barnwell . ofaniie~s (B, G and K,4
sailed the Tuesday preceding. All things
ready, s5is were utnftirled, and a friendly
breeze soon dirove us from our native sho,*s.
This wuas on the 30th Jan ..liu.cavlg