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NEW-YORK, THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 1836.
Relation!) of Mexico ind ihe United State*.?
A very important uegociation is about being opened
with Oeueral Jackson,in relation to Texas and Mexico.
A corp* of Mexican diplomatists arrived here the other
day on their way to Washington, 'comprising Semr
Manuel 1.. Gorostiza, a new minister, and Commodore
F. !) I'uulo Lopez. They proceed on their mission to
Washin^ten, to-day or to-morrow. It is conjectured by
the Courier and Enquirer, that this embassy is authorized
to enter into negociatious with the UuitedStales in
relation to tbe sale and purchase of Texas. We are
iafonned, however, that this is not the fact?'hat th*ir
o?ly purpose in this country is to preserve the neutrality
of tlx) United State*, and to prevent Messrs. Austin
ann Wharton, the Texas Commissioners, from effecting
a loan, or iiecuriag the friendship of the President, in
the attempt at revolution. It is an embassy for a double
nnrniiKP?to i-heck the Texas diplomatists, and to try to
get a Mexican loan here.
As the Mexican embassy will soon open negociations
through Mr. Forsyth, we have no doubt but that vigilant
Secretary will take care to demand an explanation
and reparation for the many outrages which the Mexican
authorities hav? committed agaiust citizens of I lie
United States,since tho Texas revolution broke out. The
features of one of these outrages have bean given in, and
a full account will soou be published. The brig Ophir,
of New York, A. P. Brittingham, sailed from New
Orleans, ^4th April. 1335, with a cargo of corn, which
is free of duty in Mexico, and arrived at Campeachy on
the 1st of May, at 10, A. M. At 12 o'clock he was
boarded by a national boat and went ashore with his papars.
After a great deal of subterfuge and delay, th? Mexican
authorities illegally took possession of his vessel?
and after some weeks,condeinned*ker,contrary to all.law
and justice. An appeal waj made to the highest Mexican
court, and after a great deal of delay the vessel was
mliuaril. alter a loss to the owners of ;|5U,090. Capt. B. I
made his escape from Mexico, and is now in this city.
This is only a single specimen of the atrocious acts
which have been perpetrated by Mexican authorities J
upon the free citizens of the United States. It amounts
to high handed piracy by the law of nation*, and we
trust that the United States government will make a
demand for the reparation of such acts, precede any
diplomatic action with the Mexican embassy now on
their way to Washington. One of the members of this
eorpt, Coin. Lopez himself, was concerned personally
in the outrage committed in Campeachy upon the person
and p-operty of a free American citizen. The
President and Secretary who so fearlessly met the insolence
of France,will never permit such a contemptible
military despotism as Mexico, sailing under the
colours of a republie, to commit piracy with impunity.
They must be taught a lesson in the law of nations and
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muni. 1 4DI\IVAI?W.1J. "V Ui w VUIIVU
upoii to contradict the false, malicious, and slanderous
fabrications published to the world by the " Sun and
Transcript," under the head of" Police Reports." The
following communication was handed us yesterday, for
publication, and will speak for itself:?
To the Editor of the Herald?
Sir?I presume you are independent enough to correct
error, and set a limit to slanders. 1 am an importer
and wholesale dealer of Fancy Goodsat 117 and 110
Water street, corner of Wall, and have done business
there many years. During the last few days several
newspaper's have published, purporting to be Police
Reports, most unfounded and slanderous statements,
injuring my business and character, and all of them
without ihe shadow of truth. In riie Sun, of yesterday
morning, I fifed another of these slenders, published oil
?he authority of Police Officer Huntingdon, every
word of which is false and untrue. Huntingdon never I
saw in my store the scene he described in the Police
Office that "so greatly amused his associates ofj
the department," and if that officer would attend to'
hit) own business, instead of authorising police reporters
to publish malice and slanders against peaceable
citizen* he would be doing his duty more properly.
Corner of Wall and Water its. 2d March, 1336.
So Police Officer Hantingdon, it'appea rs, has joined
giblets with the penitentiary birds of the Sun, and can
- -i?i-i .-.i-i.
DOI T68WI 111*5 (irictiaujc |>i?aouib u? ancui|jiiug iy mjure
Ibe reputation of citizens engaged in their daily
avocation*. We should like to inquire of Mr. H. if he
finds a warrant for such doings in the authority he holds
under the seals of office ? Does the Corporation licence
any Police Officer becoming a little penny Paul Pry to
supply with falsehood the columns of a journal conducted
by persons indicted for breaking open the seals of a
Fire! Fire! Fire!?The frequency of fire in this
city is alarming, and iu consequence, we learn that both
committees of the Corporation meet in joint ballat this
evening, to inquire into the cause. Are they willing to
meet the question T Dare they take the responsibility ?
Will they inquire if these fires are n?t caused and extended
by the New York Gas Company's pipes? II
that concern be, chemically, the Great Inceudiary, let
the legislature at once hang the culprit, by repealing
its charter, as the greatest nuisance ever placed in New
1) r* Peter Simple believes that Joice Heath is
162 years of age. Very natural belief for all such
ET Doct. Rogers is still silent on the subject of Aunt
The Courier a.*d Esquirer ox Arthur Tapfan.
The editor of tlie Courier and Enquirer having abandoned
Wall street "for the nonce," without paving up his
defalcations, lias now, by *ne of those soininerseu for
which he is famous, transferred * his rvrttet on Morrix"
upon ibe silks, the religion, and the "Fifth Free Church"
of Arthur Tappan. in his big blanket of foolery on
Tuesday, we find a long ignorant, brutal, foolish, and impertinent
tirade against a peaceable citiznn, because
that citizen chooses to build his own church?to construct
his ow? creed?and to do business on his plan
without tit all interfering with the rights of others.
To Arthur Tuppau's notions on slavery, we are, and
always have been, pointedly ppost-d. These opinions
arc wrong?but even in them he is far less culpabl*
than the Colonization Society, who under the mask of
philanthropy are the real authors of the abolition agita -?
4 _.i T ? j .k I l
iiuu. m mui i nji|)n? is an ujicii auu tu??c-uuuiu
abolitionist. He does not beat about thp bush?he
does not sneak to Liberia. He is a twelve o'clock .
noon antagonist, and as such we shall aid the South to j
set a bound to his movements.
But Mr. Tappan's religious opinious, be the* Presby- j
terian, Methodist, or whatever else, are, aud OHght to j
be, sacred front public attacks?especially the attacks of !
those persons whose highest point of morals and religion,
is to settle Wall street defalcations, by coming
behind persons with bludgeons, and knocking them down
in the street.
Of all impudent bights in this world, that of seeing the
editor of the Courier & Enquirer?steeped as he is in
infamy and gailt?liable to be indicted at this moment
for a crime that is punishable by seven years in the
State Prison?to see such a person reading a lecture on I
morals aud religion to Arthur Tappan, a man who, setting
aside his deep error on abolition, is one of the best j
of men?a good citizen?a pure Christian?an affectionate
father, and a pious man.
As to the reason and argument furnished by the
Courier for its attack, there is none. Ye super eminent
blockhead !?read the constitution study the first
principles on which the institutions of your country are
founded, before you expose your folly to the world!
By what law, or what principle #f justice is Arthur
Tappan to be denied the right to preach and pray as he |
chooses, and how he chooses ??to buy and sell such i
articles, and with such persons as he pleases ??provided |
he does not interfere with the legal rights of others?
provided he pays up his losses in silks or stocks honestly (
?provided he neverg?t up behind a fellow creature in I
the street, and knock him in the head for a difference of ;
The atrocious impudence of the Courier 3t Enquirer,
cannot be appreciated in the city?not even in this j
world. No. Such unblushing, such a daring effrontery !
in n man up to the eyes in whiskers and infamy, can :
only be adequately valued and rewarded, by his genuine i
prototype?by him who is now stirring the fires in the '
bottomless pit?and is at this momeut preparing a place !
for the reception of his pupil, where the silks of Arthur
Tappan will not reach him, nor the creed of the Fifth
Free Church disturb his torments.
Real Estate?New Auction Store.?Yesterday,
i the real estate auctioneers Van Antwerp dt Van Dvke, !
opened the spring business at tbeir elegant new auction ;
rooms, No. 18 Broad street, with a splendid collation, |
and champaigne that made every body present look as
double as we do by the laws of nature. To-day they i
make a regular commencement in the business, and i
from the remarkable impulse that the value of real estate ,
has received siuce the great fire, no doubt, these spirited
geallvwen will do a great business. With Franklin &i .
Jenkins on one side of Broad street, Van Antwerp Sc '
Van Dyke on the other, and the4* small fry" all aroynd, '
we anticipate a prodigious quantity of business during
the approaching season. Success to enterprise and in
Post Office.?Mr. Goverueur is still at Washington,
the abolitionists not having yet succeeded in ousting
him. Mr, Governeur is General Jackson's candidate?Mr.
Bates the candidate of Amos Kendall, and
Mr. Coddington Mr. Van Buren's. Judge of the success
of each from tliese facts. Amos is aick at preseat.
As soon as he recovers we will come to New York?
look at the location and place the post office again in
Wall street. The democracy are up in arms against
the present location?Why ' it increases the expense of
0? Hoyte asd Bachelor, twe religious vagabonds,
who try to PICK up a uonar in auv miupr, amre own rrquesting
Mademoiselle Monk to come and exhibit herself
at their conclave* held somewhere up town, and
proposed to divide with her the six pennies taken at the
door. Maria, wise girl, reflected for one moment, said
to herself, M well, I guess tb* editor of the Herald
would'nt like it," and then refused. Why don't these
I fellows get some dead old negro woman and try a post
I mortem humbug ?
I Remarkable Fact.?The penny press bow circulates
in this city, three times as many papers daily as
| the large ten dollar papers in Wall street. Think of
that Messrs. Advertisers.
Sensible.?The Corporation met last night, and did
tLf'The speculators and rent-extortioners are very
^ quiet about the Post Office location.
I BT Can't fill the Herald with " Somebody's" tra?h.
, MARCH 3, 1836.
[contipord'-Qct of HuJjor's MtTcii3iJi?' New? Kociiu. |
Washington, Feb. ii9,1836.
The Senate to-day received the resignation of th?
Hon. John Tyler, of Virginia, who, in compliance with 1
the wishes ot the Legislature of Virginia, yield? his
robes of office, and rt is reputed that the Hon. William .
C Rives will he hi* successor. It is not yet known
what course shall be adopted Wv Mr. Leirh; but the i
prevailing opinion ii>, that he will not give up his piace.
The Senate was employed the whole day with a discussion
on a proposition to reject a petition of the citizens
of Pennsylvania praying the Abolition of Slavery j
in the District of Columbia. 1 did not attend.
In the House of Representative?, a petition front the j
New York Trades (Jmen praying Congress to regulate j
the hours of labor in the public serviee, was offered by
Mr. Eli Moore, and referred to the Committee on Koads
and Cunals, on motion of Mr. Grinuell of Ma^sachucAtts
Mr- Mnnrfl nskpil fi?r a t r.nmmi?f?a Km
was not successful. All of the New York Delegation
voted for the Select Committee.
Mr. Grander of New York offered a petition from
the inhabitants of Green county, New ^ ?rk, praying
for the Abolition of Slavery in tWe District of Columbia
; and was a!>out to say something in fa\orof the petitions,
when .Mr. Polk called him 10 order, and said 1
that the petition must be referred to the Select Committee
without remark. Upwards of one hundred petitions
on the subject were received from other sections
of the country, and referred to the same Committee.?
Mr. Patton offered a series of Resolutions from the Legislature
of Virginia on the subject of Slavery, which
he asked to have referred to the Committee ou the District
of Columbia, with instruction* to report "forthwith,"
that Congress has no power to legislate on the :
subject of Slavery in the District of Columbia. A debate
ensued, in w hich Messrs. Patton and Wise of Virginia,
and Halsey of Georgia, took part, and was not
concluded at 5 o'clock.
Mr. Wise and Mr. Speaker Polk got involved in a
quarrel about order ns usual. Mr. Wise was called to
order, and directed to take his seal. From this decision
Mr. Wise at ifpaleil to iIip Hoiw. Thp Avm
Noe3 were demanded and taken, and it wan decided by
a vole of 112 to 72, that Mr. Wise was out of order.?
The debate and quarrel lasted the larger part of the
day, and this destroyed the process of legislation. Mr.
Wise is a very able and talented man; but as he hates
Mr. Polk most cordially, he never speaks without gettinsr
into a rage and a qttarrel. A strong etfort will be
mu^to-morrow to get up and pass the Fire Bill.
Abstracts *f Reports.?The Report of the Trustees
of the Bowery Savings Bank, gives an astonishing
and pleasing proof of the successful operations of this
useful institution. The amount of deposits received
during the past year, is $272,470 50, and the number of
depositors, 4,008^?of these 1,413 were new account*, And
2,595 re-deposites. $32,631 36 has been drawn out
during the year, by 695 depositors.
The state of the funds of the institution at the time of
making the report, are as follows:?
Loans on Bonds and Mortgages, $242,875?expenses,
$224 42 balance in Butchers and Drovers Bank,
$13,983 34, making a total of $257,782 76?and the
amount of interest passed to credit of depositors in two
dividends, $2,190 86.
The Reports of three Inspectors of the Sole Leather,
show that they have inspected during past year, 371,702
hides, whose value is estimated to be $860,189 82i?and
the fees for inspection amount to $5,709 76.
The report of an inspector of lumber, shows that he,
has imspected during the year, 1,573,235 feet of various
kinds of lumber, and that his fees as inspector amount
to $1,538 18.
The report of F. Tarr, inspector of Flour and Meal for
the counties of New York aud Kin^s, show that he has
inspected in New York. 973,680 hhds, barrels, and half
barrels of various kinds of flour and meal, wkose
estimated value is $6,400,939 50?and the fees for inspection
amount to $4,091 21, clear of expenses. The
amount of flour and meal inspected in Kings county, is
2,932 barrel* and half barrels of flour and meal, and the
fees for inspection amount to $58 64.
The report of J. Lowerre, Inspector of beef and pork,
show that he hus inspected during the year, 25,090 barrels
of beef and pork, whose value is $327,048, and the
fees for inspection amount to $5,783 50.
The 17th aonunl report of that most useful institution
the Bank for S?%iog* has been transmitted, and we give
the following f-Jatement of its condition, for the benefit
f all who hkW frel interested in its success. During
the pnst vear, there have been deposited in the Bank,
$1,563.051 33, by 24J032 depositor?, of which 6,021 are
new accounts, and 18,9!3 re-deposites. There has been
paid during the same period, $1,151,084 36, to 14.066
drawers. The deposit* in 1819, when it was first established.
amounted onlv to #313.384 24. The fnnds of
the Institution, including: real estate, debts, Ate. fee.
amount now to $3,564,628 98, and there are 25,295 accounts
entitled to that balance, which averages a little
leas than $144 to each account.
The reports of four inspectors of lumber for the City
and County of New York, show that (hev have inspected
during the past year, 9,681 79 feet of various kinds of
timber and wood, and that the fees arising from such
: inspections, amount to $2,757 10.
The report of the trustees of the Seamen's Savings
Bank, in the city of New York, shows a verv flourishing
condition of the affairs of the Bank. The*- have
j received from 679 depositors durine the year, $87,560 41
i ?and there has been drawn ont of" the funds durine the
same time, $70,223 52, leaving a balance of $15,413 28
i on hand. The available funds of the Institution amount
' to $105,783 41. ,
! ILr At the last meeting of the " Board of Medical
| Faculty" for this city, John A. Morrill, Esq. was unaJ
nMHMtly chosen their Counsellor. Yery good. Let
( the first thins he counsels be to discard politics?study
their profession?resuscitate theirdecayiBg institution?
' and no longer make the Medical School of New York a
laughing stock te the world.
O* Willis?Nat himself?gels a severe dressing in
the last number of the Edinburgh Review. They accuse
him of a want of taste?grea* curiosity, but a simpleton?nnmby-pambyism?tolerable
but awfully leakv of private conversations. Poor Willis,
how he will writhe under this infliction!
C Mr. Bates, of the Post Office, has received a let
ter from Montreal, making extraordinary developments
respecting Maria Monk's story. Give ns the letter to
publish, Mr. Assistant.
IT $100 to " oblige a Lady."
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Fito* Flokidi.? I'he Southern Patriot of February.
23, informs us that the steamer James Boatwright had
returned from St. Augustine, with the German Fusileers
and Hamburg Volunteers, who had returned.?
The Washington I.isht Infantry were to return in the
Charles A. Keeler and the Washington Volunteers ia
Major Kirby with twocom|> 'iiesof U. S. troop*, had
Irtl St. A. on the 18th uitn: :< , r.r Balows. TLe Irish
volunteers and Richaiond iJiuc- had also started for the
same place, and iour other companies followed in the
afternoon of the same day. A gentleman, who had been
out with Captain Henry's corps, stated that no tracas
of Indians had as yet been discovered.
A Savannah paper of the 22d ult. states that four
companies commanded bv Colonel Butler, and four
under the command of Co]. Goodw in had arrived there
from Charleston and started immediately for Picolata.
The Indians are concentrating at Wvthlac-oochie,
nesr the battle ground, and it is presumed that they ara
collecting all their forces for another desperate engagement.
An officer of the U. S. A. who has just been through
the Creek country states that the number of hostile Indians
in Ea*l'Flurida,is much underrated,and he further
states that the Chehewa and Oncheee>,tbe most warlike
and savage of the Creeks have joined the Seminoles. It
is impossible to ascertain the exact number nf ImCane
us they are scattered over an extensive range of the
District Court or thk L". S.?Captain Brewster,
of the brig Grampus, and Joseph Wood, his chief mate,
were tried yesterday for brutally l>caling and maltreating
James Gordon, one of the hands. From the testimony
adduced it appeared, that Gordon shipped in Smyrna?that
the mote and himself were on very good terms
until about the 21st or 02J of December?on the morning
,.f 1-u ?n i i- "-J --
... ?*> nuinjn xnc tmira io reel lopsaus,
and Gordon was second upon deck, On going aft. the
j Caotnin said to him " you d d scoundrel you shan't
' go oelow again," and after the vessel was made snug,
the watch (who had the watch below) were set to scrubbing
the decks. That being finished, they were then
ordered to scrub the paint work, and a boy who did not
; like to be made to work when it was his watch below
skulked away, and Mr. Wood, the mate, caught him
and heat him. On Gordon's interfering, the mate used
1 very abusive language, and threatened him likewise; he
was kept on deck all that day?the next day he wa?
, called aft, and the two mates by the Captain's orders
seized him up in the main rigging, spread eagle fashion
j and gave him a dozen.
He huns in the rigeins nearly two hours, when he
was taken down and chained to the capstan, with a
, shank painter. He remained there-till dusk, when he
was put is irons and taken below, on the half-deck,
where he was kept two davs?on the third he was
| brought up, and the Capt. ordered him to be walked
about, as he was then unable to stand alone. After
; falling several times, the Capt. while he was down put
' his foot up"n his neck, and said " if it were not for so
; and so," and then went awav.
i The witnesses for the nlaintiiTtnlrl ?li?
with little variation, ami all proved that great cruelty '
had been exercised in the treatment of Gordon. Mr.
P. H. Hamilton finished the. testimony for the complainant
yesterday, and Mr. Morrill will enter upon the
Police?Wednesday.?On Friday last, at the Special .
Sessions, a good looking girl, named Margaret Reynolds,
was tried for stealing from a fellow servant, a quantity
of clothing, &c. Bowyer, who arrested her first, observed
several articles in her trunk, which he did not
think belonged to her. However, us she was discharged,
she was entitled to them.
On Tuesday, Mr. White, who lives at 21 Madison
street, came to the office, and stated that he had lost
several articles, and enumerated those which Bowyer
had seen iu her trunk. She hod obtained them by "the
following means. She came to his house, and he being
in want of a servant, engaged her at orrre, and his lady,
after showing Margaret her place of rest, and pointing
out the trunk where the linen was kept, retired to
sleep. Margaret followed the example. In the morning
at 8, Mrs. White finding nothing prepared for the
morning meal, went to Margaret's roftm, where she was
still enjoying her otium cum diirnitalc. On remonstrating
with her for this negligence, she replied, that she had
been accustomed to live in hoiwes wliere she enjoyed
the privilege of sleeping from 8 to 8. Mrs. W. told Iter
at once that she would not suit, and bade her pack
up and be off. Margaret "arose, took up her bed,
and walked." and in packing up. she made a few mistakes,
and put into Iter trunk some articles belonging to
Mrs. White. After her departure, the things were
missed, and a girl who lived iu the house, *vas suspected, !
and turned from her place. I
Bowyer started on Tuesdav morning, and after a very I
| arduous searcn. succeeded in hnding her abed in a cellar
of the lowest description in James street. When
informed of the nature of his business, the simple, uncontainin;ited
Margaret, broke out in a strain of abusive
language, that would have done credit to a Billingsgate
Fish woman. He brought her up, however vi ei nrtiit.
and she was fully committed.
Naval Magazinr, No. 1, Vol. 1.?This is the first I
number of a new monthly periodical, edited by the Rev.
' C. J. Stewart, M. A. the author of an interesting volnnte
: on the Sandwich Islands, and'jilso Sketches of a Tour
j in England and Scotland. In every rt spect, this is de- ;
. cidedly the l>est work of the kind that we have ever
seen attempted in this country. Mr. Stewart is an-able \
and accomplished editor?and a gentleman of learning
and refinement. There are several excellent articles in s
the number, which we shall notice more fully on another
U" Are there incendiaries in town ? Many believe
Mr. Herald?Can you inform me. Sir, who Law
rence AcUerman and Frederick Tarr, Esqs. are ? And
by what authority they have so generously given to
the poor of the Eleventh Ward the monies collected
for the poor of the Fifth Ward.
On the lrt Inst, by the Rev. Henry Cliaae, Mr. Zophor MiUt, to
Eliza, dauthler of the late Henry Phi'lipi.
On the 22d ulL by the Rev. A. Maclay. Mr. June* Iileton. to
Mi?? Jaue Aud Truber. '
DIED. ~ '
Yesterday morning, after a ?h.?rt and sever# iilnast. Abijml. wife
\ ?f John C. Deck?t.
! On the 1st iustant, Mij? Catharine Walfk, in tlie J8d year of her