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■JME. XIV.—NO. 128.
I From (he N. O. Picayune.
Bve nowhere else seen so circumstan
■interesting an account of the bombard-
I the camp opposite Matamoras as is
Bd in the following letter. It is due
Bor to stale that it was written cxclu
l>r tho gratification of "a solect few" of
Bds—not for the public eye. The rea
lon this account excuse the air of levity
Kich serious matters are discussed.—
1.11 bis exuberance of fun and humor,
Issuro tho reader that the writer boars a
lliich beats with every generous and
Impulse, and he is fully cognizant of all
|r realities of tho service in which he is
May 13, 1846. $
I tho evening of the 9th, nothing has
led here. You may know ere this, that
Is tho Mexicans "jesse" on the Bth and
lien. Taylor, after establishing his little
It here, right opposite the town, left the
kntry and two Artillery companies in it,
[structioiiß to defend it to tho death; he
Ift with the remainder of his force for
I Santiago for supplies, and with the hope
ID two mortars, (which lioliad ordered six
h ago) had arrived from Washington,
oto bring up ammunition enough for
r 18 pounders to baiter down Matamoras.
|T. and command left on the Ist of this
. On the morning ofthe 3d, atjdaylight,
exicans opened their batteries on our
r rather our grand entrenchments; from
loment it was right hot work until 12
;, when both parties had to cease until
uns would cool Was you ever shot at,
1 with a 12 pounder, in the flank by a 6 1
ir, and a shell directed to burst over your
f not, try it, just to properly enjoy a
toddy after the gun-cooling begins.—
ifter the refreshments, the ball continued,
only by a little mor6 "vindictate loose
ind wild-colt comet-like flying of shells,
only 23 minutes after we commenced
0 before one of our 18 pound shot struck
2 pound cannon directly in the muzzlo,
locked it head, back and stomach into
1 about 20 feet, and it was accompanied
s, heads and arms. Seven Mexican of
were wounded, and eight privates who
iround their piece killed. Wo havo not
from thir 12 pounder since, and so hot
ia little fort in which it had been placed,
ley were compelled to abandon it. When
st fire came, 1 rushed into my tent and
lup my rifle, and as 1 stepped out, a 9
1 shot struck my tent at the head of my
anged tho whole length of my bed, cut off
ick upright pole, passed out the back part
gh two other tents, and then hurried it
i the parapet. I'm glad I was not "caught
the first half hour a Sergeant of Capt.
company was killed; he was carried ovor
3 hospital tent (full of sick) and directly
he was laid on a bed, a bomb shell was
m through the top ofthe tent, lit near the
3urst, and blew the dead man's head off
iut injuring any one else. On Wednes
the 6th May, and 3d day ofthe bombard
, Major Brown was struck on the leg with
nb-shell, and his leg had to be amputated
died on the 9th. These are the only two
ave lost during the whole of the bombard
which commenced on Sunday, the 3d,
lasted, with little intermission, day and
t, until the next Sunday at dark. During
time tho enemy had thrown about 3300
s—solid and shell—amongst us. It is in
ible that the damago should havo been so
it. Finding we could not dismount their
Lars—they being sunk in tho ground, with
t embankments in front—and having only
it 400 rounds of ammunition to our can
we went to work to throw up a kind of
jorary bomb-proof shelter, by taking our
els of pork, laying sticks of wood across
n, and throwing up six feet of earth upon
. These we built at points in the fort
re they wouid be convenient for the men;
when we saw the smoke fiotn their guns,
■y one would fall from the parapet and
le." When we would 6ee a shell com
wo would fall upon on tho ground, as the
losion generally takes place upwards. The
cicans thought thoy had killed nearly all
s, as they were under the impression that
who fell were shot.
t was very disgusting to stand and be fired
11 round and not be able to return it "in full
e and virtue;" but, knowing our amrnuni
i was scarce, we reserved it till the death
iggle should come on. We were in hopes
t after a reasonable time of bombarding, tho
my would attempt to storm us. Two or
ee feints were made, but they could not be
ught to the scratch. Five mortars were
yingon us at once, from every pointoftheir
rks. Gen. Taylor's oiders to us were to
intain this post, and not pretend to maJkc any
ly, or risk in the least bis position here; but
case we were surrounded after he left, that
nal guns should be fired at certain intervals
ich would notify him of the fact. This no
-3 was given to the General, as they heard all
r guns at Point Isabel. On the Bth, the Gen
,l commenced his march with the train of
ivisiona, and when about twelvo miles from
'e he saw the enemy in position. He lmme
tely "walked into their affections." We
lrd the firing of cannon on both sides, and
itinctly the volleys of musketry. We knew
ill that it was the General poking it into their
ort ribs. We had then stopped to "licker,"
it at the first gun we sprung to our parapets,
ened our batteries and fur one hour we had
e prettiest little eannon fight that ever a man
iheld. They gave us gun for gun, while we
img at them "the best the shop contained."
But wait, I forgot one thing: On the first
'ednesday, after the bombardment had lasted
iree days, the enemy "sounded a parley."
lajor Seawell and Lieut. Britton were ordered
Igo out and see what they wanted. They did
i, and the Mexicans demanded the surrendor
■ the fort "/or humanity's sake." They gave
l>tbne hour to surrender, or they would put us
|l to the sword. They brought us a letter
lorn Gen. Arista to our commanding officer.
Jhe commanding officer, Capt. Hawkins
frown had been shot just before—had a council
If war called, and said he presumed we were
nanimous on such points, but that ho would
lut the mutter to vote as to their feelings. The
lote of the youngest member was takep first,
and so on throughout. This was the unani
mous vote: "Defend the place to tho death."
General Arista was in thirty minutes replied
to as follows: That he had received his humane
communication but not understanding perfectly
the Spanish language, wo were doubtful if we
had understood exactly his meaning; but from
all we could understand, he had proposed that
we give him possession of this place or we
would all bo put to tho sword in one ho'-T; if
this was the proper understanding, we would
respectfully decline the proposition, and "took
this opportunity to assure his Excellency of
our distinguished consideration." After the re
ception of this by his "Excellency" it just
rained balls. The different mortars kept two
pair of "saddle-bags" in the air all the time,
varied only by their 6 and 4 pounders. But in
the midst of all the storm the Star Spangled
Banner still floats on our breast-works, at the
point where they directed their strongest efforts;
and we took out our two regimental colours
and planted them on different parts of tho wall.
This fire was kept up all night while their mus
ketry played on us from tho rear, at the distance
of five hundred yards. VVe ordered our men
not to fire a shot until they came within eighty
yards—but they did not approach. Their ob
ject was to exhaust us in ammunition. They
knew from deserters that it wasscarco and Gen.
Taylor had gone for a supply. They are fond
of fighting at long distances, but they cant stand
the cold steel.
Now for where I letfoff on tho night ofthe
Bth; Gen. Taylor and the Mexican army were
12 miles from here—between this and Brazos.
The batteries at Matamoras and around us, and
in our fort kept up a constant firing until dark,
when all ceased. We had no communication
from the General, but that he had to lick 'em or
die! The sound of arms had not retrogaded but
advanced; besides there was no ringing of bells
in the city or signs of rejoicing, therefore we
judged they had not the first causo for jolifica
tion. That night was the first sound napping
that had been done in the fort for six nights.
Tho next morning at daylight the enemy's bat
teries opened on us as usual, we laying low, as
our cannon ammunition was nearly exhausted,
giving them now and then a "crowder" to let
them know that the "degenerate sons of Wash
ington" were not all dead yet. At I o'clock
wo heard Gen. Taylor open again, and from
that till 4 o'clock the battle raged with fury,
and coming closer almost every shot. The
General was driving them before him in the
chaparal at the point of the bayonet. About
half a mile iri our rear we saw their cavalry
retreating for the ferry, to recross tho river to
Matamoras, and they were in utter confusion;
wo turned one of our 18 pcymders to bear on tho
mass and gave them a "blizzard" to help them
Then you should have heard the loud huz
zas that went up from this little spot. I sprang
upon tho walls near our regimental flag anil
requested silence. Every thing was as still as
death.—Says I, "three cheers, all together, for
the star spangled banner." It was given in
full blast; Matamoras hoard the shout, and
then, and not till then every gun from the en
emy ceased its fire.
The enemy say they had 6000 in the fight,
but from tho returns of the regiments which
we have found on the field, there must have
been 7153 ofthem. VVe had 1500 engaged in
the battle, and 500 forming the reserve. All
Gen. Arista's papers and baggage have been
taken, silver plate in abundance. The loss
[taken, wounded, and missing] of the enemy
amounts to about 2000; among the prisonors
were Gen. La Vega and 17 officers. Nine
pieces of cannon, —7 out of tho 9 were loaded;
this shows you how tight it was. Gen. T. cap
tured more muskets from the enemy than we
had in the fight against them—the biggest pile
of ammunition you ever saw, 400 splendid
mules, and baggage of all kinds, enough to
load the steamer "Harney." We have lost a
bout 150 killed and wounded—4 officers killed,
9 wounded. Gen. T. left day before yester
day for Brazos to bring up his mortars, which
we understand have arrived. He will also or
ganise the volunteers expected. We look for
him to-night and so soon as he arrives we shall
commence operations against Matamoras, and
wo will have it or faint in our traces. It is my
opinion that we have crippled thorn so by the
loss of their cannon, muskets and ammunition
that they will be forced to retreat to Carmago
[6O miles from hero,] or Monterey, [loß,] but
from indications they may be fortifying the city
and preparing to give us a street fight: let it be
so—we are prepared for any event. The An
glo-Saxon never can acknowledge the corn to
the cross of negro and Indian. Some of us
will get our pates cracked, hut it is our profes
sion. Nevertheless, mark what I 6ay —unless
every thing we demand is granted, our bannor
will in a low days wave from the wallsof Mat
The Matamoras Eagle contains a long ac
count of the bombardment of the American for
tress opposite that place, by the Mexican troops.
It is a fair specimen of Mexican bombast. The
editor in noticing the <' • is tirooTen. Taylor
to open a communica vi h : i Isabel,
calls it the retroat of -t.i> id after • a
ting that the Mexican Loops failed to overtake
take him by a forced march at night, he pro
ceeds thus:
"Great was the disappointment of our val
iants that they could not meet the enemy face
to face; their route would have been certain,
and the greatest part of the American army
who thought to cast down the Mexicans, would
havo perished in the first battle of importance.
But we want to fight, and the Americans do
not know how to use any arms except deceit
and perfidy. Why did thoy not remain firm
at the foot of their flag? Why did they leave
the land they iniquitously pretend to usurp!—
Is this the way the General fulfils his word of
honor? Has not Mr. Taylor said in all his
communications, that he was prepared to repel
thoso that offered to attack him? Why then
did lie run away cowardly, and shut himself up
in the Fronton? The Chief of the American
Army has covered himself with disgrace and
ignominy; sacrificing, to save himself, a part of
his forces that he left in the fortifications; for it
is certain he would not return to succcr them.
He is not ignorant of the darigor they run, but
lie calculates that bis would be greater if be
had the temerity to attempt to resist oil the
plain the bayonets and lances ofthe Mexicans."
The editor wrote the above previous to the
late battles. We should like to know what his
opinion of Gen. Taylor is now.
Tho following are additional extracts from
the same article:
We pass on to relate" tho glorious success
of yesterday (Sunday, May 3d.) At day-break
our batteries opened the fire on tho fortifica
tions of tho enemy, and the thundering of the
Mexican cannon was saluted by the drums of
all the barracks and points of the lino, by tho
bells of the parish church, and by tho cheers
of tho inhabitants of Matamoras. In a mo
ment the streets were filled, and all were hap-'
py that the hour had arrived to give a terrible
lesson to the American camp, whoso odious
presence ought no longer to be tolerated. The
enemy answered,but were soon convinced that
their artillery, although of superior calibre,
could not compete with that of this place.—
After five hours fire, our bulwarks remained
immovable from their solidity, and tho know
ledge displayed in the rules of the art of their
construction; but it did not happen so with the
fortifications of our opponents,—for their pa
rapets were completely demolished, in such a
manner that by a 11 o'clock A. M. they censed
to play their artillery, and silenced their fire
For our part we continued actively the rest of
the day without the enemy daring to answer,--
for the parapets under which they sheltered
themselves, being destroyed, they had not the
courage to load their cannons, that remained
entirely uncovered. The result demonstrates
what is in reality the exaggerated skill of the
American artillery.
They have 18 pounders, and those of our
line do not exceed the calibre of 8 pounds;
nevertheless the skill and practice of the Mex
icans sufficed to vanquish those that handled
superior arms. Unfading glory and eternal
honor to our valiant artillery! The enemy, in
their impotent rage, and previous to hiding
their shame behind tho most distant parapets,
had the barbarity to direct their arms on the
city to destroy the edifices, since it was not ea
sy to destroy the fortifications from whence
they received so much injury. This moan
vengeance, that can only be in tho souls of mi
serable cowards, fortunately did not succeed as
they intended. They who so unworthily adorn
themselves with the title of illustrated (illus
trious) philanthropists. But their awkward
ness was equal to their malice, for nearly all
the balls went over, and those that struck the
houses, although they were 18-poundcrs, did
no other damage than make one or two holes
in tho walls. If those who conceived tho infa- j
rnous idea of destroying Matamoras, had seen !
the smile of contempt that the owners of the \
houses displayed, and their indifference for the j
losses they might sustain, they would have ad
mired the patriotism and unconcern of the
Mexicans, who are always ready to make the
greatest sacrifices to maintain their country and
THE BATTLE FIELD. Extracts from a let
ter from an officer to his friend at Providence,
R. 1., dated CAMP, May 10, 1846.
I thought for the moment that my company
(the leading one) was all cut down. Captain
Page, who being in command of tho division,
was then on the right of the lino, was struck
down with such force as to carry with him the
three men next behind him, his whole lower!
jaw was shot away, and the ghastly hideousness
of his visage as he reared up in convulsive;
agony from the grass as we passed him, will 1
not soon vanish from my recollection; another j
man about the centre of my company bad his 1
head knocked off, tho Sergeant on my right'
had his musket driven from his hand by a ball.
which passed between mo and the man be- j
fore me.
# # * • # *
Where one of their batteries had been sta
tioned, fifty-sevon dead bodies were counted in
one group, and not so much wounded as torn
to pieces by grape and round shot, head and
limbs gone, bowels torn out. No imagination
can conceive the horriblo effect of such a firo
directed with tho precision and coolness with
which our batteries were served. As we were
advancing in a line on the Bth, and expecting
every instant the order to charge, for we did
not then know that the enemy had gone—we
came up to a wounded Mexican, in the long
grass, and invisible until we were close to him;
he raised himself as well as lie could, held up
his hands and begged for mercy. We halted,
the officers nearest came up to him, he made
signs for food and water, and in an instant
twenty men rushed from our ranks to offer
canteens and havresacks—they gave him more
than he could eat in a week .
* * # (r * *
Never was there a more complete victory;
and Gen. Taylor says, u ke owes it solely to the
individual gallantry of his officers and mm."
There was no chance for mancevering,—it was
hard fighting and go ahead. Some of the guns
were taken and re-taken two or three times.
Gen. Arista had two horses killed under him,
and our old hero, General Taylor, was con
stantly in the thickest fire; once, when remon
strated with for stopping at a point where the
grape shot and bullets were flying like hail, ho
<aid, "well, they do come pretty thick; let us go
on a little further ahead, and they will all go over
No troops on earth ever behaved better than
our men. When they were told to go, they went 1
whether in the face of a battery or any where else,
and their Jire was murderous.
The following is the resolution of thanks to
Major General Taylor, his officers and men,
whieh has been adopted by the House of Repre
Resolved by the Senate and house of Represen
tatives of the Uuitcd Stales of America in Con
gress assembled, That the thanks of Congress
are due, and are hereby tendered, to Brevet
Major General Zachary Taylor, commanding
the army of occupation, his officers and men,
for the fortitude, skill, enterprise, and courage
which have distinguished tho recent brilliant
operations on tha Rio Grande.
And be it further resolved, That Congrose
sincerely sympathize with the relatives and
friends of the officers and soldiers of the army
of the United Slates who so bravely full in the
service of their country on the Rio Grande.
Resolved, That the President bo requested to
cause tho foregoing resolutions to bo commu
nicated to Maj. General Taylor, and through
him, to the army under his command.
WOUNDED, &e. &c.
Tlie New Orleans papers of tho 22d inst.,
contain intelligence from Brazos to the 19th,
brought by the arrival of the steamers New
Yoik and Alabama. We are indebted to the
Bulletin, Bee, Picayune, Times and Delta for
their favors. The Bulletin has tho following
A courier had arrived from Barita a few
hours previous to the departure ot tho Alaba
ma, with intelligence that that place had been
taken possession of on Monday, the 18th, by
the volunteers and regulars under Col. Wilson,
without opposition, or without any Mexicans
having made their appearance.
General Taylor had arrived safe at the camp
with the two hundred and fifty wagon loads of
supplies with which he left Point Isabel on the
14th. Ho was to have crossed the Rio Grande
jon Sunday, the 17th, at 1 o'clock, at some
point within three or four miles of the camp
and take possession of Matamoras, in doing
which, it is supposed that the enemy did not
oppose him, as no firing had been heard up to
the time the Alabama left, and two thousand
Mexicans had been seen to move out of the
town and take up their march towards the in
It has been ascertained, with certainty, that
the number of the killed and wounded of the
enemy during the battles of the Bth and 9th, ]
largely exceeded a thousand, while the killed !
and wounded of our army numbered but 150.
The wounded officers were doing well. Two
privates have died of their wounds since the!
James L. Day left.
The steamer Sea having arrived on the J
morning of the 19th, 2 complete regiments of i
Louisiana Volunteers, thoeo of Colonels Marks j
and Walton, went ashoro. They were en
camped on tho Brazos Island, and were to I
march with General Smith at their head, on
tho evening of the day the Alabama left or on
the next morning, to join Colonel Wilson's de
tachment at Barita. They were in good
health and spirits.
The frigate llaritan, and the steam-frigate
Mississippi had left tho mouth of tho Rio
Grande, the former, it was supposed, for Vera
A small vessel had arrived from Galveston
with 60 Texan volunteers.
Capt. Taylor, U.S. A., Wm. D. Dunbar, J
L. C. Hornsby, F. Fischer and Mr. Barry came |
passengers in tho Alabama.
A letter in the Delta, dated Point Isabel,!
May 19, says:
We have here quite a hospital of wounded j
men, comprising 43 privates, 3 Mexican priso- J
ners—one of whom has lost both his legs—and j
tho following officers in the U. S. Army:
Col. Mcintosh, sth Infantry, was pierced!
through the mouth with a bayonet, and shot in I
throe places.
Col. Payne, Insp'r Gon.; shot in the lip. |
Capt. Page, 4th Infantry; lower jaw, part of!
tho tongue and upper teeth entirely shot away. |
He is suffering dreadfully.
Capt. Hoe, sth Infantry; right arm shot oft*
above the elbow.
Lieut. Gates, Bth Infantry; right arm brokon
and shot in the left hand.
Lieut. Jordan, Bth Infantry; shot and bayo-j
netted in several places.
Lieut. Luther, 2d Artillery; lower lip shot
It is expected that all the above will recover, j
but most of them will require great care.
News hasjust arrived that a body of marines j
from the fleet anticipated the arrival of Colo-;
nel Wilson at Burita, by marching upon the!
Mexicans, who immediately evacuated the]
post. The inhabitants of the town then hail- j
ed the marines, and forthwith sent them fresh;
beef and other provisions. We are going there, I
nevertheless,although our fond hopes of a fight
are scattered like chaff.
The frigate Raritan sailed yesterday for Vera j
Cruz. The rest of the fleet, comprising the ;
frigates Cumberland and Potomac, brigs Bain-1
bridge and Somers are in the offing at anchor.]
Officers and crew all well.
The Picayune contains a letter, dated Fort |
Polk, May 18, from which we extract the fol- !
Word reached us from above yesterday that]
tho General with the army had commenced
his demonstration upon Matamoras, and was to
cross the river at some point above to operate
in the rear, whilst the garrison of fort Brown
would attack in front. 'Twas said most of the
Mexican troops had left Matamoras, but 2000
We should not be susprised at any moment
at hearing a cannonade. Perhaps there will be
a surronder without a shot being fired—such a
result would not be surprizing from what has
been learned.
I am pleased to see the notice which you take
of the "gallant Walker." Many of his daring
adventures remain unknown, or at least untold.
The "cutest 1 ' one came off during the second
battle, when, having his horse shot under him,
he fell and feigned all the agonies of a mortal
wound, and when his adversary came upon him
to despatch him with a lance, and strip him
Walker used his revolver with effect, jumped on
the fellow's horse, and "went ahead "
The following letter from the Picayune, con
tains all the intelligence of interest:
Gentlemen-. Yesterday Lt. Col. Wilson, Ist!
U. S. Infantry, with four companies of that
Regiment; Col. Dcsiia's Mobile volunteers and j
two companies of the Washington Regiment of :
Louisiana volunteers, amounting to 400 men,
crossed the Rio Grande at its mouth and took
up their line of march on its west or right bank
for the small town of La Burati, eight miles
above;supported by the U. S. steamer Neva,
Capt. Fredrick, on board of which was a small
detachment with a field piece.
Die command had arrived the day previous
at tho river, marching from Brazos do Santiago
on the Sea Breach, expecting to be joined by a
detachment of sailors and marines from - the
squadron [lying a few miles off the entrance]
to assist in crossing and to cooperate in their
movements, but were disappointed until the
Nava entered the river and relieved them from
their difficulties, she having been despatched
with supplies, by that indefatigable officer of
the Quarter-master's Department, Major C.
Thomas, who was present with Assistant
Quarter-master, Capt. M. S. Miller, at the
To-day an extra was received from Col. W.
stating his safe and unopposed entrance into
La Barita, where he has taken up position.
Information was received from General Tay
lor last evening, that he intended crossing o
ver to Matamoras early to-day. Early in tho
morning a few cannon were heard, I suppose
he has taken the pluce without opposition, as
the remains of tho Mexican army, 2000 men,
were two days since in active preparation for
retreat to San Fernando, 30 leagues south—
the balance, not killed, drowned or prisoners,
having scattered in utter confusion to their
homes. Never were an army so panic strick
en. In this retreat from tho battle field of the]
9th, Gens. Arista and Atnpudia led the van on j
foot through the clvapparel, stripping off their !
clothes as they ran, and when they arrived at '<
the river had nothing on but their shirts i
streaming in the wind—thoy plunged in and '
swam across; many of their deluded followers
sinking into the "sepulchre - ' that Mejia had
promised to "the degenerated sons of Wash
ington." Better far is the situation of tho gal
lant M. Diaz Do La Vega, now a prisoner in
your city, who stood manfully at his post, do
ing his duty until captured, than fly a coward.
He is one of the few prominent men who is
highly esteemed by all who know him for his
The regiment of Louisiana Volunteers un
der Col. Walton are now on board transports,
to be landed to-morrow morninc on Brazos is
land, thence take up their lino of march, via
Sea Beach, for mouth of Rio Grande. The
balance of General Smith's command leave
immediately after, same destination, to cross
the river and march up to Matamoras.
Yours, X.
P. S. The Mexicans lost 100 drowned on
their retreat crossing Rio Grande; most of the
wounded delivered up to them by Gen. Taylor,
I have since died by neglect, and want of hospi
i tal means and supplies.
By the politeness of the New York Herald
we have recoived the following Telegraphic
The Great Britain left Liverpool on the Bth
liist., and arrived at the wharf in New York,
at half past 10 yesterday morning.
The passage of the Oregon Notico had been
received in England by the way of Havre.
The London Times of the Bth, contains a
leading article on the subject of the Oregon
Question, which considers the American ac
tion on the subject, favorable. Its passage had
not created much surprise, was looked for as a
matter of course, and the tone of the Times is
evidently pacific.
Cotton had gone up one eightli of a penny.
The battle between the Free Traders and
Protectionists was still going on in Parliament
There is no mention of any further progress
having been made in the Irish Coercion Bill
since its passage on first reading.
The Grain Markot exhibited considerable
The Produce Market had shown very little
animation, during the four days since tiie sail
ing of the Britania.
The reception of the Oregon Notice had
caused tlio Money market to bo slightly influ
enced and unfavorably.
The accounts from the manufacturing dis
tricts are not encourageing.
Mr. Smith O'Brien was still in durance for
his stubborn contempt of the Houso of Com
The British Government is to support Mr.
Cunard in the establishment of the new line of
semi-monthly stoamers between Liverpool and
New York. ,
Tho insurrection in Spain, in the district of
Galicia. has been entirely suppressed.
The general nows from the Continent is des
titute ol interest.
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JOHN C. HOLLAND, 48 Gay -at.
•pi' near the Odd Fellows' Hall
r1 Rl n K boalr ns." ' h assorted Nos.
M. Just receivc-d and lorsa'c bv
ap9 TURNER & iII'DUE, 3 S, s.t,
WHERE may be obtained the most speedy
remedy for Gonorihe, Gleets, Strictures, Se
minal Weakness, pain in the Loins, affections of ths
Kidneys; also those peculiar affections which arise
from a certain practice of youth, and which, if not
cured renders marriage impossible, and in the tnd
destroys both mind and body, This.remedy will also
cure Impotency. and every symptom of a
on the right hand side going from Bal timet e-st.,2na
door from the corner—right opposite the Police office.
Be particular in observing the name on the dep
and window, or you will mistake the place.
a distinguished graduate from one of the first Col
leges in the United States, which mav be seen by his
Diploma; also, a member of the Royal College of
Surgeons and Licentiate of the Apothecary's Hail,
London; and the greater part of whose life has been
spent in the first hospitals of Europe and America,
viz* those of London, Paris and Philadelphia , may
be consulted on all diseases, but more particularly
When the misguided audimprudent votary of plea
sure finds he lias imbibed the seeds of this painful dis
ease, it 100 often happens lhat an ill-timed sense of
shantc, or dread of discovery, deters him from apply
ing to those who, from education and respectability
can alone befriend him, delaying till the constitutional
symptoms of this horrid disease make their appear
ance, such as ulcerated sore throat, diseased nose,
nocturnal pains in the head and limbs,dimness of sight,
deafness, nodes on the shin bones and arms, blotches
on the head, faccand < xtreniities, progressing on with
frightful rapidity, till at last the palate of the mouth or
the bones of the nose fall in and the victim of this aw
ful disease becomes a horrid object of commiseration,
till death puts a period to his dreadful sufferings, by
sending him to "that bourne whence no traveller re
turns." To such, therefore, Dr. JOHNSTON pledges
himself to preserve the most inviolable secrecy, and,
from his extensive practice in the first hospitals of
Europe and America, he can confidently recommend
a safe and speedy cure to the unfortunate victim of
this horrid disease.
It is a melancholy fact, that thousands fall victim
to this horrid disease, owing to the unskillfulness o,
men, who by the use of that deadly poison, mercury,
ruin the constitution, and either send the unfortunate
suffer to an untimely grave, or else make the residua
of his lifemiserahle.
most speedy and the most pleasant remedy known to
no other physician. Itrequires no restraint of diet,
or hindrance from business—it is mild, safe and effi
cacious, eradicating every symptom of this affection,
without causing other diseases, such as STRICTER!
GLAND, which impyrics and quacks so often createby
their noxious drugs and filthy infections.
STRICTURES—when there is a partial suppres
sion of urine, accompanied with uneasiness in the
parts, or a frequent desire to make water, it is called
Strieture. Yet this disease may exist, and none oi
these symptoms be perceptible, or if at all, they are
so slight as to pass unnoticed; hence, we find thou
sands laboring under this affection who arc entirely
unconscious of it- such persons become weak in the
parts, seldom have children, and in the later stages of
this complaint are incapable of enjoying Marriage—
their systems become deranged, particularly the
stomach, inducing symptoms of dyspepsia; also affec
tions of the mind, peculiar fits ol melancholy, &c.
See. which may end in some dreadful disease of the
nerves, and will eithe.r cause a piemaiure death or
else make the rest of life miserable. To such per
sons, Dr. JOHNSTON offers the most speedy remedy
that can be obtained in the United States.
Qtj- Read Dr. J.'s Treaties on Veneral, etc. etc.
I Young men who have injured themselves by acer
1 tain practice indulged in when habit fre
I quently learned from evil companions,%r at school—
j the elfecls of which are nightly felt even when asleep,
i and if noi cured renders marriage impossible, and de-
I stroys both mind and body.
I What a pity that a young man, the hope efhrs
country, nnd the darling of his parents, should be
snatched from all the prospects and enjoyments of
I life by the consequences of deviating from ihe path of
! nature and indulging IH a certain secret habit. Bucb
persons before contemplating
Should reflect that a sound and body arc the most
necessary requisites to promote connubial happiness.
Indeed, without these, the journey through life be
comes a weary pilgrimage, the prospect hourly dark
ens to the view—the mind becomes shadowed with
despair,and filled with the melancholy reflection, that
the happiness uf another becomes blighted Willi our
Dr. J. addresses young men and all who have in
juted themselves by private &. improper indulgences,
Loss of virile power is the penalty mostfreq uently
paid by those who give a loose rein or license totheiy
passions. Young peisoris are too apt to enmmite x
cesses from not being aware of the dreadful effecta
that may ensue. Although impotency occuis from
stricture, deposites in the urine, gravel, and from nu
merous other causes, yet the abuse of the sexual or
gans, by excessive venery or self-pollution; particu
larly the latter is the more frequent cause of it. Now
who that understands the subject will preiend to deny
that the power of procreating the species is lost soon
er by those who practice the solitary vice than by the
prudent. Besides, by premature impotence the di
gestive functions are deranged, and Hie physical and
mental powers weakened by a too frequent and too
great excitement of the genital organs. Parents and
guardians are often misled, with respect to the
causes or sources of disease in their sons and wards.
How often do they ascribe to other causes the wast
ing of Ihe frame, idiotcy, madness, palpitation of the
heart, indigestion, derangement of the nervous sys
tem, cough and symtoms, indicating consumption,
when the truth is that they have been caused by in
dulging in a pernicious, though alluring practice, des
tructive to both mind and body.
Of this distressing dlseaso, which is the common
result of 'he above mentioned secret habit, but a very
brief description for many rtasons,can be given here.
The complaint comes on gradually. It begins by a
too hasty discharge of semen in copulative and pas
sionate dreams. Such emissions being too hasty,
have no power, while the erections are feeble, imper
feet and goon over. As the disorder grows worse,
the discharges or emissions become more easily ex
cited and frequent, often brought on by lascivious
ideas, or by merely touching the pari. In this deplo
rable case, the emissions take place without any
pleasure and without erection, and in this debilitated
and sensitive slate of the organs the direful effects ol
pollution so ruinous to health, take place day and
night. Pale, emaciated, and weak, the unhappy vic
tim of artificial gratification complains ol pain in the
head and back, has a languid look, dimness of sight,
Hustling of the face when spoken to, lownessof spi
rits, and a vague dread of something, often starting
with terror at a sudden sight or sound. He also
loaths society, from an innate sense of shame, and
feels a dislike to all bodily and mental exertion.
Distressed, and his mind fixed upon his miseries, he
slyly searches every source that promises relief.
Ashamed to make known his situation to his friends,
or those who by education, study,and practical know
ledge, are able to relieve him, he applies to the igno
rant and designing, who filch him of his pecuniar
substance, and instead of restoring hint to heatlth,
leave him to sigh over his galling disappointment; the
last scene of the drama winds up with mania, cata
lepsy, epilepsy or some terrible disease of the nerves,
and death drops the curtain, hurrying the urhapp
patient to an untimely tomb, where his friendsir
totally Ignorant of the real cwusc.
N. B. Let no tslse delicacy prevent you, but apply
immediately either personally or by letter.
at/- Advice to the Poor GRATIS.
TARE NOTIOE. DR. JOHNSTON has bad a greater
practiec in the above affections than any pbysioian in
IheU. 8. lie also possesses na advantage ouer all
other*, from ihe faetof his having studied in thcgieat
Hospitals of both Europe and ihi country, viz: those
of England, Fiance, Spain, Russia, Denmark, See.,
and itc Hospitals of Philadelphia. Thousands in
Baltimore can testify lhat he cured them atiereverv
other mtans had failed. Innumerable certificates
eeuld he given, but delicacy prevents it—for what
•nan of retpectabili/y would ike bis name exposed—
none—besides tboi'e sis so many peigens wjtlipui
kno or character who sdvcKUe riusse '.hiags
wjth fa ee oatr.c t: stihMm wopiS Bc.'.tl i.. aa
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