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BATTLES OF Cs''j?asa.\s A'ii cimußusco. 1 Tko Ami-riciin Vklavits. Thirteen Hcaiaaa Generals Xillal. KAcvch 23;j-.us.i v iJ Ataertrnm ?u;- li-tl Ull.i Wo’.sS;U'<i. THREE jI UK SAND MEXICANS CAB-. 'IT RED. ■i.cij. &fols vri:iU'<l. MEXICAN 1.-DSS NEARI.V THREE TiIOrSAM). major Aiiu.s and ; i; n:::\ uiivn- I CAN Oil- KT.iiS K1I.I.KI). Frciu the N. O. I'i ■tyviK, til; The C. S. steamship Mary King.-land. Capl. John Da\ i.-. anivrd a? an early lu.ur this morning. My he \xe have r- reived our letters hom .Mr. Kendall Jmm the ?~d. io the 2-sih oi August, all dated from Tacubava. A courier dispacl.ed by him on the fcdi with the first account ul the bailie loi.ghl on that day, uas i ut oh'. From a map and plan of tlie battle-fields be foie us, we note that they are called the battles of Contreras and C hurubu*co—.-o called Lam field works of the enemy of those names Thu victories were der i*ive. but as far as wo can judge from a ha-tv per usal of a po.tlou of our letters, the propo*i lion for an armi-iicc wa* made by Gon.*Scott —probably at the suggf :ii*n o; the JVnlb:' embassy. 'J’ho report we liave hlluerlo gi\ - on that llie c.jty ofAlevico was at our mere). • appears to have been rebounded bhould peace not follow from the negolia- ; lions now pending, another butilc must en- '■ sue, the enemy having a force of from liiteen to twenty thousand men yet left. Mnt the load appears to be completely open to ns, and the city is only two and a half miles; from our encampment. Our entire Joss in killed and wounded is short ol eleven hundred: that of the enemy i is not well known. His loss in killed alone is believed to be fully'equal to our enine loss, and ii is estimated that at least 3.o<u) prisoners wore taken. The number of his wounded was not aeeimined, but is sup posed to be very large.—Gen. Scott him-el. received a wound in the h g below the knee, but from the manner in which Mr. Kendall speaks of it, wo arc led to hope the injury a | fiJighl one. [Editorial Correspondence of the Picayune.] T.u i n.\ vo, (near .Mexico.) Aug. *l7. The ceiiT-raled An hbishopV Pal.ice of Tacubayo is now occupied by Geneial Scott: and a poilion of the army. af ; cr twice de feating the enemy in two of the haidest, fought battles of the war. are quartered im mediately around him. I have already sent von on .a Lurried sketch ol die glorious events of the 2o;h. and even the present letter must be a huiried s\ ;iopsisof the battles, which have shed such additional glory upon the America:!h.:in , On (he i-tlit ins!., a roconnoisaneo made by ( 01. Duncan having proved that a road fop artillery and wagons could be cut oil from Chaleo to San Augustine, Gen. Worth’s t divbion moved on the ioiernoon of the 1 i in that direction. Gen. Pillow h-dowed the next morning, at the -ame hour Gen. <Mii in;i;i broke up his encampment at Mne.ia A l-ta. a small In.cieuvla between \ ien ace t’orilova and Ayolla. and immediately Gen r Pwigg.*: was in motion horn the hitler place. My this move a new line of opera: <>• wa* . taken up on the southern and noji-wt .*'••.n j Hide of the city of Mexico, and the strong' works of the Penon mal Me.xlc.d-in'n . upon which Santa Anna had 11 ini niense care and labor, were completely turn ed. On the 10th of August,Gem. Wordi maicli- 1 ed as far as the hacienda of San Gregorio, beyond which it was found dial the enemy had cut up ami ditched the mi e able trail along which the artillery and wagons were obliged to pass, lie would have gone to Santa ii m/, ai other haciei la a further on. had not an onler came up IVorn Gen. Scott tor a hall. It scorned that (Jen. Twiggs had met a large lorceoflhe enemy drawn up in front i t him near ChaFo, as it , with the iutenlion of disputing hi - advauct*. 1 cutting him off from the main body oi die army, and perhaps bringing on a genera’ ae-, lion. Gen. i’wr.g* promptly ordered some' of die heavier guns to be unhindered, and after a lew discharges the enemy wa-dis persed. with die loss of live oi M\ killed, but die demon*!radon made by the Me\i cans, a* I have before said, caused a hail ot Gen Worth’s division before hall a day’s .march was made. At (5 o’clock oil tho morning of die 17th Gen. Worth resumed In* man li. in* • running through corn lieid* ami nmmw and rocky lanes, along winch c.t.iiage> 1... 1 1 nev er pa*sed beioro. I lie uding up of '.ln; ditches caused some li;:ie\leiay. but by o o’clock the advance wa* iii sight ol fc*a..ta Cruz, and dm spires and dome* olThe noh d capital of Mexico could be discerned in the distance. f J'he obslru. Hons in tfie road, o: which I have spoken, were obviously of re cent construction—evidence that die enemv had but just got w iml of our approach, and that Gen. Scott had completely stolen a match upon Santa Anna. Other than the ditches, and rocks which had been rolled down horn the precipito.:- liill-side, no opposition was made to the ad vance ol General Worth until ho had reach ed a point in the road not far hum Santa Cruz but now :• scattering lire \v.. opei t;d upon the head of his column by a fmee sta tioned at advantageous pi sitions above the load to the lull iho enemy was qniekly dispensed, however, by Col C. F. Smi li’s light Imtialiou ai d the L’d artillery under Maj. Gall. As the divi han neared the ha-- cicinla of La Xoqui the advance was again tired upon, but again tlio enemy’s pickets were driven in, without loss. A turn of the road beyond La Xovia brought the plca-anl village of San Augustin in eight, and after two or ihree light skir rnishes, in which tho Mexicans had two or three lancer.*-killed and wounded, our troops had quiet possesion of Sail Augneliii. Our , v-nd.v U**a during the div was one man, a I rcklicr of Smith's light ba'Mlion. who xva* j wounded from a com* field near Xoehimilco Ai 7 o’clock on the morning of the 18th, Gen. Scott arrived al San Angus in, and at 1 10 o'clock Gen. Worth was in full march 1 lor iho city of Mexico by the main road. Majors Smith and Turnbull. Capt Mason a• •i other engineer officers. were sent in ad- I vaucr. supported by Capt. I’.!.ike's squadron ; of dragoons, to reconnoitre, as it was known •the enemy was in force at nr rear San An* a. The party, wiicn within a thousand yards, was fired upon from a battery, which was in.i -ked by trees, and the first ball from a l:. 1 pounder instantly killed (.’apt. Thorn* t*•. of the 2 d I):au';ons. besides severely wounding a guide. Jonathan Kil/.wallers. Gen. Garland's brigade was now ordered j (o occupy the hacienda of Carrera, within plain sight and range of the enemy’s balte ! ties at San Antonin, while (nil. Clarke’s brigade and die battery under Col. Duncan 1 tool; a station in the rear close by. The en gineer ollieers were at once sent out to ie 'connoitre by (Jen. Worth, to ascertain the: practicability of turning the strong works of the enemy, and in the mean lime Gen. Scott * had despatched-Cap! Lee with a supporting | party, composed of Capt. Kearny’s squad* j ton and a body of the lltli infantry under I Col. Graham, to ascertain the practicability | of (hiding a road by which the village ol ' San Angel could he reached, and lints turn I ‘vc strong hold al San Antonio. This latter j • parly had a sharp encounter with the ad- ; vance of the enemy, the main body being' I found posted at a strong point not far from 1 ; the factory of Contreras. In the skirmish some six or eight Mexi cans Were killed, and as many more tnken prisoners; on our side not a man was touch ed. The result of the reeonnoisance proved : favorable. It was ascertained that a road j could be made which would enable the ar my to reach San Angel, and thus turn the t strong batteries at Sau Antonio, and perhaps others the enemy might have upon the road between that and the city of Mexico. The Mexicans were plainly seen in force ala commanding position near ( outreras. and it was evident that they had a number of can- ! tmu in position: but at a council held at night . it was determined upon to attack them the ■ l the following day. In the meantime, while this roconnoisancc j I was in progress, Gen. Worth hail establish*, od liis headquarters al the? hacic.da of Cure*, j ra. while from the windows countless nnm f , hers of the enemy could bo seen at woiJ; ! : upon the batteries of ban Antonio. About noon they opened upon the hacienda with ! i both round shot and shell, nearly every one j j of which took ellect. but without doing other 1 injury* than to the building. Laic in the evening the batteries again opened, bull with no other result than showing the posi- j lion of the different guns. For a marvel; ■ the batteries were silent during the night, i ( Had Il'- lire been kept up. the hacienda ! in 1 nhi have been torn in piece* and the en- I ;i •ci :.:n:ai'd compelled to retire. (bh'ore goh g it.i her. it may bo well to i ,-;ato that the city nl .Mexico lies about nine i 1 inn''- c.e; iSy north ol San Angnstm. that San Ai :<*t;m is ab<<ul t h. ce miles in the same j ; direction, w mle fa* point occupied by Gen. Valencia. t-ar L out n-. *, tor lie had com main 1 ; |at that plane, is al least three miles in a I lit lino and ii a cliie< lion i eaily \\ ■ li was ten miles the way many of our troop.* ' had to march, for yon cannot imagine a 1 more rough, uneven and jagged surface. I At eight o’clock on the morning of the 1: h. the 1 a ".cries again opened on Gen. ! i\\ orih’s po. i;ii>n al the hacienda near San j j Antonio, the balls crushed tlin ngli the walls i m l tilling :-Mn;s v.ua-gmenls of plas ! lei and broken tumiline Shells also burst iin the air over the building, and die pieces I dropped among the men stationed in the ; rear. So hot was the tire that die troops were obl.ged to g , in shelter beliiiid the bnil i.,g. but slid did not give up the position. About 0 u clock the diva-ions of Generals i’iilow and I’wiggs were ordered to a 1 vance m the direction ol (’outrera*. and by 1 in the aite imem were in plain sight of the ene my’s baderics. and within range of the hca* | vier guns. The I'm g.ide of Gen. P. F. Smith was or deied to advance directly towards the ene i my s wak-. while that of Col. Kiley moved Inward’s a small village to the right, with or I dens to gain die main road, and thus be en* ! ' al'led to cut oil any reinforcements which might be cut to Valencia from the city. An inces-aai tiring o; emiiion was opened upon the advance ol Gen. Smith, and soon the wore engage* in skirmishi ig with the picket • of die enemy and driving them in. try of (’. pi Magruder wa* i) - -ed forward wnh all speed, as was 'nekel and nn> .nlain howu/er bal , ■■'••-v commanded by Lieu: Callender. Dime Ordnance Department. As soon as they could gain a po-Mnu iliey opened upon the enemy, but were so much exposed to a , lire from heavier gnus that they were soon . silenced. Ll. John.-on. of the l,*i artillery, bill attached to Magruder’.-* battery, was mor tally, wounded, while Lieut. Callender was I severely won tided in both legs, i j Al 3 o’clock 'he brigade ofGen. Cadwala der was ordered out iu support CoJ. Kiley. i heavy reinlorcemenis being seen on their . way out fiom the city, while Gen. Pieicc’s , brigade was som Ii sn tain Gen. Smith. The filing i‘• >tn the ba.icr.es ol ihr eiiemy con*- l li ued incessant, while from a lull just out -1 -I le ol the range of their gnus, the specla , ole was rno.*t grand and imposing. • \t about T o clock Limi. Scott arrived, iind seeing l!ie irmnein.e strength of the . M xi< ■ t once orden -1 (Jen. Shield’s r hri ado IromSan Augustin—a part ofGen - (init man’s command—to the right to sup , port Kiley and Cadwalader,ami prevent, . if possible, a juncture of the forces com ing out from the city with those of Va i b ncia. f3ut lew oi the movements of i niir own troops could he seen from the hill where we were posted, owing to the r dense dm parol, sharp rocks and ravines, ; but not a motion of the enemy but was r plainly visible. The order of battle of Valencia was! certainly most imp-■sing—infantry were s'en drawn up to support the batteries,: while long lines of the enemy’s cavalry were stationed in the rear, as if awaiting j the shock of battle. Twoseperatc char ges of the latter were distinctly seen re- [ pulsed by Col. Riley, who had moved his brigade atone time to a position par- | pially in the rear ofthe enemy’s works, i Col. Harney was exceedingly anxious to march his cavalry to the scene of action, but it was deemed utterly impracticable. The nature of the ground was such (hat ! the infantry even had great difficulty in (finding the way across ptitirgnl, as the .Mexicans term it—ground covered with sharp,jagged rocks. Until night had fairly closed in the j fire from the < nemy’s batteries did not. ! darken—it had been a continuous roar ; for nearly six hours.—Cen. Seott retired i to San Augustin about eight o’clock, and !in the midst of a hard rain which had . just commenced falling, (lens. Twiggs ! and Pillow came in about 11 o’clock, wet j and completely exhausted. It was im- • I possible to use horses on the rough and 1 exceedingly broken ground on which they had been operating for nearly twelve hours. Not anticipating the immense strength ofthe works ofthe enemy, or the almost j insurmountable difficulties of reaching < them, it had been at first thought that the | batteries would be taken at a dash, and j that the troops would lie all comfortably ; quartered in San Angel for the nighU in stead of this, a large portion of (hem were compelled to bivouac without blank ots, in the midst of a pitiless rain, and on , ground where they could not even ; stretch themselves out. Add to this, the j prospects ofthe morrow were far from | nattering—w. re enough to dismay any but the stoutest hearts —that the enemy would doubt f ;s reinforce and strengthen his works during the ni. hl, having every superiority in knowledge ofthe ground j —add again to this (hat the men were i weakened by long exertions: want of food and chilled by the continuous night rain, and it is not saving too much to assert, that the bivouac of the luth of August was gloomy in the extreme. Early on (he morning of the 20th, I General Worth was ordered to move with a part of his division—Garland's brigade —towards the scene of action at ('outre- i r.is, to aid in the attack upon Valencia, for to force this position was deemed in dispensable. A few (li-chargi s ofcannon were heard about 7 o’clock, and a heavy rattling of musketry, and some even said that in the distance they had si en large masses of Mexicans in full (light towards the city; yet few dreamed that the batte ries at ('outr< ras had been stormed aid carried. Yet soil was Gen. Scott aim s' If. accompanied hy Gen. Worth, tarled for the scene of action, when they were met hvCapt, Mason, wilhtlv jovfi.il in telligence that Valencia had been com-I pletely routed after a short hut terrible | struggle. The attack upon Ins works was plan ned by Gen. Smith, and resulted in the ! capture of 15 pieces of artillery, some ),- : 500 prisoners—among them Gens. Blan co, Garcia, Mendoza, and the notorious 1 Salas; all the ammunition and camp! equipage, while the road along which those who escaped lied w.r siivwed with i muskets. No h\.sthaii 700 of tiie enciTiy ' among them many olficers, were dead on I the field—the number of wounded was i undoubtedly far greater, i have no time | now to cnlage or conimment upon this well-planned and brilliant achievement, but reserving a more full description lor some other time, must pass on to other ex citing events. The works at Couireras completely in the power of tin l American army, Gen. Scott at once ordered (h n. Worth to tall back upon San Antonia, to turn and cap ture that work,and then to push on to wards the capital by the main road, while the main body ol'the army under Gens. Twiggs, Pillow, Smith, Pi rccand Cadwiillader, moved on towards Sin. A ngel ami Cohoycan. Scarcely had (head vance of General Twiggs got half a mile beyond the hitler village, before a rat tling fire of musketry announced that it was actively engaged with the outposts of the enemy, and the heavy booming of cannon now gave token that the noted 2d division had fallen upon an other strong work. Rut a few minutes more and a (rernen dons firing from the right, and immediate ly in the main road from San Augustine to the capital, made it evident that Gen. Worth’s division was actively engaged. He had completely turned the strong works of'San Antonia, hut while doing so the enemy had abandoned the place with the loss ol their heavy guns, and had fallen hack upon his second and strot) 1 ger line of works. It was now at the commencement of the battle, about one o’clock in the afternoon, and sure such a I rattling of fire arms has seldom or never ! been heard on (he continent of America, | accompanied with such hoomiiigofartil i lery; and this was continued over two hours and until the enemy was fully routed from every point, and until those who were not killed or taken prisoners were in full flight for the city. Let me endeavor in words to give the reader an idea ofthe position and works ofthe enemy. As you come along the road leading from San Augustin to the capital, and immediately this side the Puente del Rosnna, the Mexicans had thrown up a strong and exceedingly well I built battery, commanding the road com ' pletely. (in the right as you fared the city, stretching for a long distance, was ' a continuous ditch, behind the hank ot which an immense number of Mexican infantry were posted. On the lell.ofthe jMe dc pant, or work ot the bridge, three ! hundred yards distant, was the church of j ( 'hurubusco, or San Pablo, strongly lorti lied with works lor infantry, and also having a well constructed battery con taining a number of guns of heavy cal ibre. This work was a little advanced from the tele pout, and nearly in a line be tween it and the village of Conoycan. I Farther on, on the other side ofthe work at the bridge, and about three hundred yards from the road, was a large building, well adapted lor the protection of infan- ( try, and in which the enemy had also posted an immense body. The ground ! i in the vicinity of all these points was | completely covered with corn, and i j other fields, cut up in every direction, by wide and deep ditches, presentin': ob- , slacks innumerable to the advance of our ; I troops. I\o reconnoissance ofthe posi tion ofthe enemy had been made, and consequently its strength could only be : ascertained by hard blows and knocks. Tlio division of (lens. Twiggs and Worth • were at once engaged, the former the church ; and stronghold of Chuiubusco, and the lat ; lor with die batteries at the bridge: and in ■ the meantime Gen Shield's brigades to gether with the Pth. 1 -ih and 15lh regiment’ of infantry under Gen Pierce, were hurrying ! onward from Colinysan to attack the baeieri j da- Soon they too were engaged, and now j die battle became general. The enemy bad j over twenty pieces of cannon, all in admi rable position, and served with more than ordinary skill, while bin few of our guns could be brought to bear. The battery of Gapt. Frank Taylor, it is line, opened a well-directed fire upon Cbnrnbnseo. but so exposed was its situation that it suffered most terrible, both in officers and men. To describe the fierce conflict, o'on now that Iwo days have elapsed, or to give an account of the part taken by the different reg. imenls were impossible From die open ing of die strife up (ollie time the Mexicans were entirely routed and in full flight for the city, was one condnuous roar ot cannon anil musketry, accompanied by the shouts of die victors as some new vantage ground was gained, and high above the din rose a dense column <’l smoke, at times completely shrouding the combatants The strength of die enemy at this battle is known to have been 15,000 at least many say 20.000. all fresh troops and in a position of uncommon strength. Opposed to them was about 0.000 Americans jaded and bro ken down by marches and co nntermarcbes, and by incessant toil before die stronghold of Conti eras and ban Antonio. At Cbnru bnsro, the Mexicans themselves say. Simla* Anna commanded in person, but that he 101 l early. The noted battalions of Hidalgo and Victoria, and ol Independent ia—li e or young men of ibo capital, from whom so much was expected—nearly all lied without firing a gun. In ililii-rent woks (but mostly in die church) taken by Gen. T" iggs‘ nearly 2'ooo troops were captured. Among them were Gcir Rincon, who commanded in person. General Anaya, lately President S"tlihilo, and Gen. Arcvallon, as also Col. Gorosteza formerly minister a! Washington. Gen. (larrv was captured near ban Antonio by Gen. Worth and several influential olficers, among them (Job Miramon. hy Gen Shields, a! the hacienda; but the most important cap tore of all was the entire Foreign battalion mostly made up of deserters iroin our own arniv. with their commander, the notorious Riley himself. They are all now under close r card, and I Iritsl will bo strictly dealt with The loss on our side has fallen most heav ily upon the boulh Carolina and Now York volunteers, the (illi Infantry and Smith's light battalion, attached to Worth's division, and the batteries of Capts. Magruder anil Taylor, ’flic South Carolina regiment was nearly cut to pieces losing 130 out of 272 men, with which it went into action. The Ist Aiiilieiv has suffered severely in officers. The Mexican accounts acknowledge the loss in killed, wounded and prisoners, of no less than 13 generals. ( among them, three ex-presidents) and forty pieces of cannon. One of our officers says that we have captu red more ammunition than Gen. bcott has used since lie has been in the country. FURTHER. PARTICULARS OF THE itaiilcs ol'4uti-ei as Cliiii'ii llllMCO. The New Orleans Picayune ofthe Olli ins!. says; “We would here correct ourselves for giving expression to the opinion yesterday! that the city of Mexico was not at onr mer cy. We so stated upon the most hurried perusal of a portion of onr letters. Upon a more mature and thorough examination of them and of the Mexican papers, we are satisfied that banta Anna's nefcat was as complete as the earlier accounts represented. It seems to have been entirely optional with Gen, Scott whether to march into the city and occupy it or note’ The following extracts are from letters in die Picayune from Mi Kendall. Taccbata, August 25, 1847. The armistice lias finally been settled and signed, ami 1 do not tell half the story when 1 say that it has produced universal dissatis faction in the army—in the entire army. In the first place let mo give you an idea as to the mode by which it was brought about. Our own loss, in killed, wounded and missing, is put down in round numbers at I,ooo—it may possibly' range a little under The Mexican loss in killed alone amounted In nearly that number, their prisoners to about 3.000, while their wounded wo have \no means of computing. Among the offi cers taken prisoners were three members of Congress, and I believe they are to bo liber ate 1 to take part in the proceedings of that i body in relation to peace. Plie prospects for a peace look bright, al diougli the treaty is far from being signed. ' Our accounts from the city would certainly i: diealo that a strong peace feeling pervades i;.i! belter class of citizens, as well as those j ol the middlingortlei— they have evidently lost all confidence in their own vaunting I soldiers, and arc anxious to get rid of future I taxes for their support The policy of Gen. Scott or of Mr. Tl ist— J I do not know which is responsible for the measure: in effecting an armistice and con sequently tin opportunity to negotiate—lliis policy, 1 say, although not very flattering to the pride of those who fought the sanguinary battles of <,'outreras and Clmrubusco. may still have a tendency to soften that of the I Mexicans, and lead to some kind of a peace. \ Taccbava. August 27. IS 17. The official report of Gen Salas, who was second in command at Coutieras and who is I now a piisoner. has been published in Mcx- j ieo. lie admits that his detent was total, hut as usual lays the blame on some of his brother officers. He says that on die after noon of the 19th — [lids was while no one mis , returning their Jive) —the Mexicans fought j with uncommon valor and enthusiasm, hut : that early on the morning of the 20ili Au| gust they wore suddenly surroumied and at : once thrown in confusion, ami in the end 1 utterly routed. Tacudava. August2B, IS IT. I believe that up to this time 1 have ne- j glected to mention that Major Gains, who re-1 cenlly escaped from Mexico, was on the staff of Gen. Scott during the recent battles. | and thru Midshipman Rogers was on liiatol Gen. Pillow. After the rout al Contreras. I and while our troops were on the way to Clmrubusco-. a house whore ('apt. Hanley ami Alajor Borland were secreted was par pcd. The former was quite unwell al die lime, hut die latter came out. shouldered a musket, aiul was in at the doleal of Churn bunco. I hear that Clay and all the other prisoners will now soon bo released. W‘S’ c ' * THE CECIL WHIG, ~ewjKT'oM .nti. Saturday, September 18 I s 17- For. Pubsiof.nt in ISIS II on i- y Ci a J . “Man’s Immortal till his work is done.” TOR GOVERNOR. M ill. 's'. <nOl<lSltJ'Ollgll. FOR CONGRESS. ilcxaiulci 1 ilutiix. For tin House Delcgt tes , James 11. Jam An, Cor.Nnr.irs Smith, Jacoh Hyland, David F. Kaksner. kciei-iil filings, Ifasiily k;sl. (yjyWe have had no time this week to write anything Our political selections, however are important, mid attention is due to them. The News from Mexico is higiily interest ing. It will be seen that al the dale oldie news, an armistice between Scott s army ni d the Mexicans was existing, to continue until the Commissioners should a;ree. or - agree jo di.-agrce. ’ F.vans returned horn the lower counties on Thursday evening. He made eleven long speeches theie in two weeks— it i.s hoped with happy effect. He leaves this morning for Har ford, where ho is to speak at the following limes ami places. At a mass meeting this afternoon at Hall'sX Roads. AlrColdshorough xvill also be there. At Rush on Monday next. At Churchville on Tuesday. At Darlington on Wenesday. At Ilnvre-de-graco on fliursday. We find theabove meetings announced in the Harford Madisonian. No hour of meeting is named at any of the places designated. Wo expect Mr. Goklsborongli will shortly pay ns a visit. r i’ho farmers of Cecil will be glad to sec liiin, and that they have determined lo : give him a hearty support, will be proved by- die opening of the ballot box the night ot the elec tion. They are happy in having the opporlmii ty to east their votes for an honest amt intolli : gout follower of tiieirown noble calling. Hero wo may mention that certain locofjeos and loeofoco papers arc charging that be is a man of feeble intellect. These charges so far as wc have seen and beard them, have been made by men who are themselves innate nsscs. The fact is, lie is a man of ability and lias shown il in die legislature of the State—fir abler than bis opponent, who proved himself anything else but able in his speech here. To the Whigs of this county wc say a word in ending the chapter. See that every whig is out at the coming election- Lot every one he called on. It is important to got out fiio whole whig vote—lire locos al ways come out. In our candidate for Governor wc have a man worthy of the Slate, and we hope the whigs of Cecil will stand up for him man fully. In our Candidate for Congress we have a man who will shed a lustre on iho District il wo elect him, and we call on every man who lias the pride of Cecil at heart lo give him his support. Our Candidates for the Legislature are men ol the people. They entertain the views and feelings of the mass of the citizens of county of whatever party, and we arc per- Isuaded they will got a great vote. We trust our friends will bo awake and active. Action! Action!! Action!!!—remem ber those three words. The Question settled. 'lr. Tlioma* a SScpiHliator. The following correspondence settles ! the question that that Mr Thomas, not ! only by his “.Id'' but by his word de clared himself in favor of Repudiation. I “The slnle’ t might us well repudiate at once,” was his language. The honest voters of I Cecil, have thought differently, and the day of the election will show no change of opinion on their part. Air I denied her-, in his speech in the court house, that his bill tend ed in effect, towards repudiation. At one time, it will be seen by Mr. Holly- I day’s letter, he believed that was its ten i dency. See the following correspon ! dencc. [copy.] BALTIMORE, Sept, 4th, IS 17. I Mv Dk.u; Snt.—Much alltention has been recently attracted by a conversation alleged to have taken place between the Hon. Philip Francis Thomas and your self, at tin 1 December session IS HI of the Legislature, on the subject of the bill then introduced by him, in relation to the payment of the public debt. The Whig Stale Central Committee, deeming It very important that the views under which Mr. Thomas acted in introducing that measure, should be correctly under stood by (lie people, have dir-cled me to a<k, th il you will be kind enough to state iin reply to this what coir.i f.ation, T any, did occur between him and Your self on the subj >ef referred to. With ;£!'■• il respect, Vonr obedient sen'!, .1. M;\ KIT STKF.I,!-;, ( hair’m. To Guo. S. ilou.vii.w, 1! q. CIinSTKRToWN, Sept, s, ‘IT. Mv I);:s.r. Sin.— In r< ply to vonrs of the 4th Inst., which was received hv lb last mail, I have to sty, that, whilst a member of Ihe Legislatin'', I had a con versation with Col. ]’. F. Thomas with regard to the hill, which lie introduced 1 in the House of Delegates on the blh of I Ahirch, ISM—and although I do not. i deem it at all necessary to show, what his v'n ws were, at (he time, r spelling the Stale debt, (lor the very circumstance of his having introduced ami vole.l f.e such a 1 ill, would, of ibe If, I should sup pose, he snllici. nt lo com ince anv unbi assed mind what Ins sentiments were) — I yet in compliance with vonr r, quest, I will now state what took place between j us on that occasion. Shortly alii r the printed lulls were placed on the desks, J met with (id. ■ Thomas and had a conversation with him, , with regard i > the I id above allmf d to, | in which I expressed my great astonish ment al his having introduced it, and asked him if it was possible that lm could support such a hill—one that was so well calculated to min the faith of the State forever, and his reply was to Ibis effect■ f —--'i ni; st vi'F, wii i, ii \ vf. ri:- • PI DIATF..AND IT MK.TI I' AS \V I’LL UK DOM. AT ON( I!.” Here the versal ion imb d, and he w.iiki d off’ to his seat, for th" 1 louse was then in session. | I have at dili’en nt times mentioned this conversation, not ex peel i rig to he thus called mi. but ina unit has it has become J . sonn what notorious, and i have been fre quently appealed to on the subject, I feel it my duly (o stale time facts without furtln r tommeiif. Yours \ i rv r- peel full v, O’KO. S. hollydav. To J. Nkvktt Sima.::, ivq. Chair’ll, &c. nr> , :v<w. T i-'TXWk' aat FAMPU OFT 03 | Tlit* Ailminislraiii 11 wc arc i old have him | oil ilu’ir alU'Mliun lo the cleclions lor ( ’tm* I i liTCss in this Siuje, ami will spun* neiliier et lurts or money to elect every Democratic cumrKinto from Maryland. 1} c arc tel l l.y the AWg;;h// Whig, that 1 any amount of money that iiiav he ntvu&sa | ry ami requisite to corrupt the ballot box,so , as to overcome Win > majorities will be fur -1 "*hy lie urc Inhl , that il is well understood ■ | that no impression can be made upon the ' Whig ranks, tberelore il is derennined upon jlu purchase tip voters for the Democratic 'I parly ticket for Congress, j H e (ire Inhl. that over one hundred such ’j voters have already been bought up in the 1 District of Columbia, and sent lo the strong * est Whig precincts of the State, chietly as 1 day. laborers. 1 1 lie are told, that some hundreds have been f, 1 | purchased up in Virginia, Pennsylvania and * i Delaware and scattered over the tiiale, rea ;; dy for the election day. IVcarc told, I hat the work is still going on i' daily, amt will continue until the election ■ j day. I f'c arc told, that the parties to who rn this i dirty business has been entrusted, have com- M plete lists of all the voters in each precinct ‘ in Maryland, and they will so direct their 1 energies as to secure beyond a honbt, if ( 1 their enters ore allowed lo vote, the election of , I every member of Congress, from the Slate, and their Governor besides. li e arc told, they consider the Baltimore District certain for the Administration, be- i i cause the corruption of the ballot-box in a j f City, is easier than in a County. ( iVe are told, that false swearing will bo , resorted to, without scruple on die day of i election and extra proof will be provided lo meet every case, i Vigilance on the part of our Whig friends , wilt not bo amiss to protect the ballot-box . from such a nefariuos outrage, to protect it from this purclutsod horde of corrupt voters. | ' It is not the lirsl time the whig* have been 1