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F torn thi faiianion Journal.
Fniied States and Jilcxico. '- .
Tho New Orleans Jcffersonian of 'th
Dth instant contains the correspondence5
between Mr. Slideli, our late Envoy to
Mexico, and iho later Mexican Miiiisterof
Foreign Affairs We trail ourselves W
the synopsis cf the correspondence, ub-T
lished in the New Orleans Delta. I
-... aPP.earsjhat on lh?- 1st pf March, Mr.
Slideli addressed a communication to the
?ic(fPT?mPnt, requiring a defin
itive answer as to its" intention to recog.
rXUza.him as.Mhiistcr, or cot, in which he
J - I- -
it:
.ivP ' toe ; 16th Dec, the ..undersigned
a tTS8:,infarrned by Mr, Pegria y.Pegna, that
difficulties existed lin relation to the;, tenor
$L kl ?ecntial3, which made it necessa
v.r7j consult the - Council of Government
.hereon, .and,, on the 20tb of .the same
ojhe, was advised by, ltfjr. .Ptrgnay
egwh&ztthe. Mexican Government had
decided not to recognize him in his capac
.uJof,Pypy.extraordinary. and minister
UrJenipotentiary,: -V,. v,,
"To this communication of the Minister
ef Foreign Relations, the undersigned re
sElicdunderj dates of 20thand 24th Dec,
r?ng reasoning by which the refusal
v t0o?5?gnize him ) was - attempted , lo-i be
?ed v'ndicat.ing ihe course pursued
rjy7Mi?.Gqxernment and declaring his -in-
tention toproceed to Jalapa, there to await
vj.nstruct.ions adapted to an emergency so
. iq'tire!y.unlooHgd fory.-' . ,;,..! '
-is;"-He .has now received these Jnstruc-9-
.iThfe President of the United States
6ntfely apj)rpTes the . course pursued by
bW unlersigned, and the communications
b addressed by, him to the Mexican govern
.ent;5 ,.j .Vl ,,: ... .
iir i-Had the then existing government con
.tinned in 'power, as. no alternative would
" emained, undersigned ; would
abeea .directed ;to demand his.pass
- ?P?ts Ji-, ;'; 3;.ir-.r ,. l',..;..-
u4t"TheiPresidentof:th& United States
vuM baye) submitted the .whole case to
Congress,, and; called. upon, the nation to
ss9M8jysUights, and avenge its in
fJ'JrcdJionor, 4 U;t .. ? -.,, ' .
c :stTheJ destinies of .the Mexican'republ
-iic; however, having since' been commit.
3 ted to other hands, the President is unwil
olios, to -take n course which wmiM inAvi.
v tably ..result in-. War, without making an
-uiucr eiion 10 avert so great a calamity.
-if'He wishes, by exhausting every hon
1 orable, means.of-.conciliation, to demon
,trate, to Hhe civilized world, "that if Its
.' peace shall be disturbed, the responsibili
. ly miisffall bpon Mexico alone j
"Heis! sincerely desirous to "preserve
-that: peace but the state, of xjuasi hostility
"which now exists dn the part of Mexico,
k is one vhicn Is incompatible with the dig.
l?mrynnd Interests -of the United .States,
Xnnd itrisTor the- Mexican government to
- ' cide,i whether -it shall give " placb to
trlertdly : negctia'tioff or lead to an op'pn
Tupture.,,::'-"- ;:'"";--' - . : '-.
'. '
;.v . To this request he received an answer,
dated at Mexico on the 12th of March,
f deciaring- among other, things that "the
j'S.upremohGovernracntrhad declared bc
i forehand that thpy. would 'look upon an
nxatiott as a casus- belli; conformably to
thia.riegotiations were of necessity to be
cpndedr and war the only resource of the
Mexican Government." i Tho letter than
proceeds to reiterate i the -complaints and
charges which have heretofore been made
uby, thb Mexican Government against the
. .JJrStates. ;-. ',.- 'i . .v.-uwt u-
& T tbis.commun icatioa Mr SI idell re
Tplied.oijjhonthof March.MIedemands
fcilr3LSspbrts---and after answering the
hirges.)iiade by the: Mexican minister,
.iconcjqdes by saying ;. .;
" "Tho'uhdersigned lias already exceed
ed'lhelnmtjf
Blirwelf for'-Toply theqUestioti has now
'reached n point icherc words must site
, ?Whii;h'e deeply.i
ply. regrets, a .result so
, 4 vi Muik
.commenced
snared bv this government.
fth at these, cannot .fail to be oronerlv an
,predated riot;bhly by the people of the
'United State's, but by thcwprld.?' t-.' . , ,
ypThe-passports were despatched on thb
SsWM:rainser,retired.
t MotTcciv.-fpa Sunday
Iast a!3frPHinps;'a young man was found
'Udad in: portu t qrk Precinct, : ten miles
frbnr this 1 Jtiaeje;" hot with a rifle bullet In
iibrc'heM'lIe'.Xva :the foot
joiH tfee"; ;hta 1 hat Still on his head,, his r-
..Jflerroaaeji: arosi' his Iap,J and his t(turkey
SW&l6nTfoin Ills Karlds beside him:
llef had. gone, out '.on tho' morning : of the
'tTsy pviousTor 'the purpose V ot" (urkey
sh'dotng, and Ir iV supposed to havo; been
Called brone'of tUose anaccountable fatal-
could4 welt, distinguished,; about GO
yards 'distant4-frtotsteps "were traced, to
i;!thln 20f Vards'oT the dcsaspH ' . if
)crson who Tired Lad gone 'up to' secure
isgifati but1 upon' ; 'pe rce livi ng what "the
cuect of his' shot na'i been, "had "suddenly
wheeled off at' kn angle, 'and ' with terror
Ti3Ji;i Vlng to" his steps hail fled horror
.stricken from the" spot.; 'X)ac of tho de
ceased's ceighliors, named Buutwell, had
tilso gone tat 1 hilrltia'g tho same"day,- re
tuVned Cirly; put ayay his - rifle and 'went
tJ- plduhing.1- .Afisr working a short time
iiO'took Lis hcrst-S saying" that 'lie was o
V.',c3 to-go-tip into' tho Boltom.!f: Since
t!.wn ho Iiii3 net been fccard'bf. vTho ver
'iV.it cf the ccron'or's jury was "death by an
rlrcL!:;;:n! shot"- and alLthe circumstan--c.i
io shovv lLat such - wa3 'tho cas, as
V.to- n:ei2- re;c ca perfectly' friendly
J.7t'5 Gazelle.'- -a -
fi!3"Svhrc.H frequemly occur, by some oth--t
hihtermrsta!dhh)myfor' a 'turkey
TThe Bbt fromwhich the shot was firH
J OLIET SIGN AL.
, JOI-IE.T.JLX. .
DICMQCR! TIC XOXLXJ1 TIQXS:
-'. Tok co vAxosJ X
AUGUSTUS C. FRENCH,
- Of Crawford. .
FOB LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR, .
JOSEPH B.WELLS, of Rock IsIaEd.
llcmocratic IVotice.
The undersicned, the Democratic Cpn.
tral Committee i in and for-Willl County,
hereby give notice to- the, . Democrats : of
samcountyj : tnat thejr are requested- to
meet in their respective nrccincts. at the
usual places of holding elections, otf.Sat-
urday the 30th dayof May next,-for the
purpose of choosing delegates to attend in
County Convention to bo held at Joliet in
said county cri .Wednesday the-- 3d day of
June next, to nominate candidates, ibr
Representatives and (or the Countr Oui-
ces, generally; and also Ito choose'dele-
gates: to attend the next Congressional
Convention for thir district,: to; be held at
Joliet on the 4th day of June' next. ' - a I
;Dated, Joliet, April 571840; ir -A
UA i . : URi Osgood,. :
v i v.-t t tr N. D.; F.LWO0D -vm
'CI ;:-; vi i--' W.i.E.LlTTLE.-r.-
'Central. Committee for Will' County, r'
y f Pair it lociport. r
" The Ladies oLocjip
Fair for the sale of Fancy and useful arti
cles, at the Stone, church in Lockport on
Friday evening the Sth' instaat; 1 i:s "
To Messrs. Breeso and -Wentworth our
thanks are ' due for ; public : documents,
speeches,: &c, T''; : uv ' :
. , i.-i Washington, A pril 23, '4C. j
- The Senate and House" Committee have
agreed, and adopted resolutions similar in
meaning and; almost in words to the Sen
ate resolution.;? s-- -..,. -ji;j ; ; ;;
.1 The Senate'adopted the report by a rote
of 42 to 10; Gen. X'ass, -Allen, and our
senators1 voting in the' minority. The
Houso adopted , the rc-poTt )yy a vote of
ayes 142, noes 4b, all our democratic del
egation voting in the negative. -4
Not a whig voted with the forty-six.'
:. Our relations with Mexico, aro at pres
ent in rather a precarious situation, and
may tend tci hasten an event which cculd
not foil to bo injurious to both countries.
The Union says:- i--i f;
, v."The world will see how' .flimsy are the
exceptions which the Mexican government
have taken to the reception of Mt Slideli.
They profess themselves -wiilinir to treat
asaiexas negotiator, but not
as unvoy rTtmn nj' 1 I Niin?i',nTrj
ipotentiary, to adjust all the points ot d
ference between tho two countries. "Why
this distinction Why settle ono question,
which, except in the line to be run from
the Rio Grade, has, in fact, settled itself
and yet refuse, to settle with us our oth
ther grievancesr which will, fester witb
time, and would promply Jj ring ; .the two
countries again into collision?:. Where is
the wisdom ; of this course? Can ,ro per
mit our citizens to be out off from the in
demnity to .which they jare entitled: by- a
specific treaty? Can wc .permit their un
settled claims to remain unadjusted for? v.
er? "Where is the wisdom of . this -.species
of negotiation? -Why try to close up one
breach, and leave others to remain open
at the, hazard of involving the two coun
tries in future warT". ? - , , . '
VOyjTJbe whigs af Y.,, at a recent
. - - . , .-
festival dinner Jn.:celebration. of. tho, birth
ley, was the only doubting spirit, as to the
policy ,-and said that "if to him 'were pre
sented the alternatfve, "defc-at tcitUClay
or succesi utth sqmq other good ichig, hei
would feel obliged to take the other man."
Kankakee; Feeder. Thc Kankakee
feeder, has been decided upon by the board
of Commissioners; Clt will be" takesi'out
at Goose Island. '!A lock and cfam of four
feet lift .at Trairie Creek will Lq nccessa-
ry to renderthe rivet; rnavigabIeIto Wilmington.-
Sl i y 't W.TfjH:, ' 'J J r'r'ybkj
ii.'- t: '?.. h-T: 1 J. t i: V "Sii J ' i J -t
t Xhe NEw,40REeoi!T t Bix,t,. undeer dis-1
cussion in Congress, grants 320 acres-of
land to every man ana woman.-, wno.' ; set
tles jn the. territory and resides five years'
therein, and 120; acres for each fcbild-
The bill .contains the other: usual? provis
ions for the establishment of a . .territorial
government, and makes appropriations for
buiiqmg stocKaaess 0c.f, on tne. route to
Oregoni
' California! Tho tide of emiiyrftfion
says tho St. Louis' Reveille of the Sth ihsjl.;
appears to be setting in stronger and stron
ger towards California the valley of Sac
rament. Oregon for this season, at least
seems to have lost much cf its 'attraction.
The enthusiasm seems to pervade all clas
ses, and to ha vb reached remote sections
of the country; 'A party'from Pennsylva
nia,'excel!ent!y equipped, ' passed though
St. Louis on the 4th inst., for. Independ
ence. Wc hear.of small companies hav
ing startedfrorn various, parts of - Illinois,'
Indiana, and Kentucky. , The emigration
promises to be a very hrgi one, ar.d.4,the
cry is still they como," - . .. - .
; :: -' ;,v- THE jJOTiCErv"",;
The following are fhp. rpsnlntinna
adopted by the Senate April 18rh:
r Whereas, Ly thoConvention concluded
the .dih of October eighteen hundred and
ehteon,. between) tbe ITn
North America and the King of the'Uni.
MYiagaom oi ureat iintain and Ireland,
tor the period ot ten years, zzA aftervvards
indefinitely extended and cominnrd in
force by-anotheT-conTention of the same
parties, concluded the Cth da.cf August,
in the jyear pf our jLord onolhjusand
eight hundred and twentv-seven. it win
agreed thatany cctintry that may bc claim:
cu uyt cuner pariy on me north-western,
coast of America westward -of the Stony
or Rocky Mountains, now commonly call
ed the' Oregon Territory; shoHd, together
witn its harbors, bays and creeks, and the
navigation fall rivers -"within the' 'same,
bef'free andopcn"io the vesseWcitiiena
I and subjects 3of thei two powers : but
without prejudice to any claim which" ei
ther of the parties rriight: have to ahr nart
ofjsaid cduntryf and with this farther pro-
iuwb, iu iub secona anicio oi -said-con-veation
.of ?thev 6th -of August," eighteen
hundred and twentv.seven. that either nar.
ty;might abrogato andannul said Conven-
uuu, xju gi viHguue notice oi twelve months
to the -other contracting party: - r-".' :
' ;Ahd whereasi it? ha how become' de-
sirabler that the1 respective claims of the
unitea states and Or cat Britain should
be definitely settledj and that said territo
ty may no . longer! than' need be remain
subject to the evil consequences of the di
vided .allegiance.: of its American and
British - population and. ef the r confusion
and conflict of national jurisdictions. dan.
gerousr to the cherished peace and good
unaerstanamg ot tne two countries. p' ' "
d With a. yiew therefore, ; thatfetcps, be
take n ibr tho abrogation of said ' Con ve n -tion
of the 6th of i August,, eighteen - huh.
dred and twenty-seven, in the mode pre.
scribed in its second , article, and i that tho
attention of the governments of bothcoun.
tries may be the imore . earnestly and im.
mediately, directed to renewed efforts for
tho settlemintof -all' their differences and
disputes in reference to the said territorv.
i Rsolvedi byahe Senate and House, of
Representatives 1 of the United States of
America; in ? Longress assembled,; That
the President of the United States be, and
is hcrcbylauthorisedat is discretion, to
give to the British Government the notice
required by said convention of the sixth of
August, , eighteen i hundred and twenty.
seven. : .v- !
The resolutions adopted by both' house g
afa nearly word for word like the above.
: M' : ,' '.'
Some few years. since, a Senator of the
United -States, ::in'a speech, delivered in
Congress, drew so graphic and lovely a
picture of Oregon, that it found its way in
to every journal in the Union whig-as
well as democrat. . That .Senator .was
Thomas H Benton, of Missouri, und here
is the .enchanting picture: ; r '
"la extentitis largerthan the'Atlantic
nortion . of the old Thirteen States; in cli-
Miuiw, suiier, in saiuoruy, superior; in ter
uTTtv!. greater; in position better because
fronting. :Asia and washed by a' tranquil
sea.l i aumese pa rticalars. the western
slopje of ourlcontinent is- far more; happy
tha eastern. L' Iu configuration, it is
inejf pressioiy line and grand a vast ob-
lonj f square with natural boundaries, and
a si ng'e gateway into the sea.:- The snow
cap L Rocky. mountains enclose it at the
eas i an iron bound coast oh the west; -a
froz en desert on the north,and sandy plains
on he south. All its rivers rising ort the
segknent cf a vast -circumference,- run to
raetf t each other in the centre,'- and they
flow together into: the ocean through a
gad in the mountain; whero the heat of
sunfmer and thb colds of winter are never
felti and where-southern and northern dis
eases are1 equally unknown.1 ' This is the
valBey of the ,Columbia a country whose
oveVy advantage is1 crowned bv tho ad van.
,agf composition and configuration: by the
of is borders, and its sinffle infroffression
to r4f sea.l j Such a country' is mamfeatlv
forrped for union, wealth and strength;-1 It
can have but ode capital, and that will be
a Thebes; but one commercial emporium,
jnd that will b$ avTyre, queen ; of cities1
Sent-lknton then' added.;' in ! the
strongest and'mbst'emphatic languageTf
iiovt'" '-'.-,' -.-.. ,v . ... ijiP 9 ."! :
ouCIl ! rmiritrv n tmvn Kn nnl :
ple-one inteTest-bne gbvefriment and
that peoplb should bo' American that in
terest ouKs-and that govern mentAMER
AVAo : Actursed and infamous he the
wto uiviues ana alienates
ti'
t SUICIDE JIN ..THEs StATS PfilSONA
young man in the New YbrVStatel'rison
under two. years sentence.' committed sul
cide Iast,wcc in consequence of being In
formed by a, negro that his, (tbe oonvict's
farther h ad. died of a broken ' heart owinV
( to the rnisconduct oflus two ' sons' -one i o
ri-.iL'Ji ;v- iJ-i -i'."i. -'-
w ium, xub man no was speaKinir io.. was
in the' StatQ'Pjisoriandhe' other, would
shortly be,sent up. there. . .This jntelli
gence had such an effect on the. ."poor Tel
low that when lie. was j locked -up Ira hi
belli he tore, his, blankets into" strips am
hung .himself. 7, The intetlii?encc broii'?L
is
by the, negro was false; the father . of tiro
er was a man of good cjiafacter, -and not
liable to WsVn't in'thn Rtaia'PrUiin'-''. '
" Itjs muchYo be re'gretted that there'is
no? punishment-allotted -to - the ' fiendish
crime of which this negro was guilt r; -
...... q : ! if : -- - f" -t r .-- i - a ) -
PrnsEYESiNG Man. Mr. A'. H. MIckle
the newly elected Mavor of New, York
was 'a poor orphan ;b'oy who at an early
ttovir 45 tjuunuan apprenuce io a looac
conist." lie served but 'his iaborenticeehn
faithfully, and , is- now the. ruler of th
e
greatest commercial city ia the western
world. .
PATENT OFFICE AND NATIONAL INSTITUE.
; ' Washington, April 2118t3.
There aro many things- in Washington
at ave really worthy of observation Be
des the' many magnificent buildings .of
e government c fthcmselvcs a sufficient
th
inducement io stop the passer-by there
aro many other things that are pleasing
the eyovand fill the mind with food for
reflection T-The Patent Oflice is a great
storb-house' of curiosities,- and is deefded-
the most interesting place for an Amer
ican, that anywhere is found on tho whole
continent. The building is a fine speci-
without ostcntatipnj T Attached to' it, and
immediately in; its rear, ia a beautiful gar.
deb, "tastefully arranged, and one of the
w "ui-uuuse ji ever saw. , ajjis is, oi
i.t -: , ' ; ; ; j -,4 :j--'r VkiT'-'L' . '- t
course, stored with choice and rare plants,
sheltered alike from the scorching rays of
the f summer's sun, rand from the chilly
reath - of) winter." The ; whote of - the
grounds connected with the 'establishment
are;1,? j a? .almost perfect, state of repair;
pd the general appearance of the build-
ingj inside' and out;' gives the present Com-
missioner of Patents af high, 'stand aa 'a
man of neatqess and refinement." " 1
xou ascend to the main entrance of the
building by a. flight of granite steps, yery
spacious and costly, and ; standing for a
moment to admire tho immense columns
thatf support the corntcejVndform?a coloi
nade massive,! unique,' and grand you
enter the main i hall of the building. At
the right ; and left aro halls running out
iruiu iuc mam unu, anu on cacn Slue OI
these .are'ranged the different models that
from time to time have been placed inthe
Institution." But before I proceed fartherl
it may be well to state that this', the lower
floor, isriised as the Patent OJice proper,
while above are the, rooms or, rather is
the room of the National Institute: ! The
patents are all stored in large "glass cases,
oi a unuorm size, i am not much ot n
mechanic myself, but if I had been one, I
doubt not I should have discovered among
the perfect mass of models some? that wbre
new and interesting. Models for almost
every article now. in use can bo here
seen, and it would seem that the invent
ive genius of our countrvmen would, bv
this time', be Avell nigh exhausted. But I
am told that there have been more appli
cations for patents during tho last year,
than during any previous One. ; The build
ing is well warmed, and if in winter, tho
visitor had himself fully as . comfortable
as in his own room. . But" the , eye will
soon tire of looking upon so many things
that it does not comprehend;' and passing
up the main staircase, which parts the en
trance door, you enter the hall of the Na.
tionai Institute. The stairs ario snlral.
and are fully W beautiful as any I ever
saw; ' They seem suspended : in airi al.
though they , niust.be of great '." weight," as
they are built of stone rNcar the en
trance to the . hall is kept a book, where
it is customary for each ' visitor to record
his name. ; This book' shows that within
tho last year, an immense number of peo-'
pie of both sexes, from;all parts of.the
Union, - England. Ireland,' ; and France,
hare visited this place, so richjn hiistori-
vui icuLSttuu uuriusiiies. . Aii me curios
ities,; in the ; shape of shells, fish, birds,'
insects implements of war and husband
ry, Indian" dresses, &c., ! dec., ' brought
home "by the. U. S. Exploring Expedition,
are here deposited, and form , an Jmmenso
number of objects as curious as the v are
rare. I noticed as many as fifty kinds of
IJumming birds; aH "preserved with great
care, and anatomical preservations-'of
many large, animals . iJut to describe, or
even' to name one half nay; one hundreth
part of aiTtFese lesser ' objectscurios
itJvVpuIdrequi're'fitVy Nearly; everything, that, can Lb thought
ofjxria. here 5 t0: jbe .vseen;, and' airionir
othbr things' I nMiced some Very rare col-
'Jebtibna bf'ftnTinnr r-Atna rirt'A TT'oIT" '
r j--. a uw. nail io.
completely surrounded by. paintings !
some; of them "by the , best ;artisis ' of the
country, and there are? also to be seen nu
merous likenessesof the members of deli
egations of Indians jiat ve .froni time to;
tune: visited j the.?? home' theiri "great
father.-ThQ nly thing 'unpleasant in
Vysfi !', Js iheeiingwhicK
l??s,9fr'JRne oi our utter', inabiiity to
see and appreciate all the curiosities, jl
-Turning' to" tficpileftras ; you' enterthe
door, arid prbceedingftchthe" eastern ex
tremity of the hall, "your eye encounters a
most, venerable and interesting object-
preserved from even thb slightest touch by
a large gia3s case. 'I hjs relie is rib less
-:Jf -ppijamin
r??MMP5j? rb; 'when a journey,
.man printere.perfonned his daily task.
Every, printer in the broad land ought" to
Ibbk'upon that press, and as hb locks' feel
r mself expand with the consciousness that
he is one of those whom Franklin loved to
call .brother. It has the appearance of
grcui age, ana, like a good man, after hav
ing filled its place among mankind, it has
been placed hero to tell to after ages, how
great a cl sequence can-grow from . so
small a beginning. .This press is by far
thb most interesting relic in: the , whole
building or at least, thus I regard it.J ;
. I sawno.Jess than fii:rrnummie5ohe
or two of them taken from the catacombs
ofEgypt. They are a disgusting sight,
an3 the ueholder studders at. the thought
that perhaps his body may be one day like
these all deformity. There is a stuffed
s pe c i me h b f the wal ru s, the lii ppopbt a mu s",
tho aligator or crocodile, and of. many
other epually large and interesting ani
mals. They are all preserved in cases,
and are placed here with great care. In
this the eastern portion of the hall, you
see little else but animals. . .The natural
ist can here see that which,would other
wise require thousands of miles, of travel
to behold. -' Animals from all parts of the
world greet the eye, and he is a poor be
ing indeed, who,among so many.interest
ing objects, cannot single out some that
pleases him. A : ; C , ;" - : ' . : :
- Passing from the eastern portion of the
hall, towards the western, the visitor
comes upon a number of relic, that, while
ho is an American, cannot fail to be in
teresting..In a glass case, and surrouded
by other interesting objects, I was pleased
to notice t'tfie; staff of Franklin and the
sword of Washington,?? about .which so
muchrwas, said and sung at the time of
their presentation to Congress. In an
other case I saw the original declaration
of Independence," the original treaty with
Great Britain, in which she acknowledges
the independence :f "the, bld thirteen,'
and the great Chinese letter, which, , you
will remember," Mr. Cushing brought
homo with him from China. This latter
curiosity is about the sizebf . an ordinary
tabic cloth. " Near these interesting ob-
jects are also preserved the suit of clothes
which: Washington .wore when ho . re
ceived his commission at: Annapolis, Md.
I also saw his sword the one that through
all the perils of the Revolution was ever
at his side. His" cane is also preserved,
and there are but few men of tho present
day who would require one so Large. I
also saw his old camp chest, several cook
ing utensils, a set of knives and folks, a
piece of. his field tent, and a chain. ; All
these were with him constantly, when
commander-in-chief, and in fact through
..... . . o
tho whole wdr of the Revolution. The
fragment of his .tept, though but a faded
piece of canvass duek; sail cloth I re
garded as being a very interesting relic.
It had sheltered the "Father of his Coun
try" through many a night of storm and
perhaps ot suttenng. Beneath its folds,
after the toils of the.day, he laid his wea
ry head, : and sought new strength to go
forward and fight the battles of his coun
try. ,,The old chest boro undoubted marks
of great age, The re are many other th ings
here preserved that are connected in a
greater or less degree with the memory
of .Washington. ? Among other Things 1
noticed, a lock, of his hair, preserved , with
great care,, and many"; original, letters in
his own hand writing. What patriot can
look upon these things without feeling his
uuauui mini wna piousing emotions.. JLet
them be treasured np for after ages, so
that our children's children can come and
gazeV aridas they gaze catch a portion of
tlift xnirit nf fho davB crnna 1fv '
' . j w wuw. mjj .
"saw some of the best finished speci
mens of warlike weappns'that are to be
found in the whole country, perhaps in the
world.: .' There' is -here r: preserved r a
whole assortment of-: such articles, from
the. short, thick sabre, to the magnificent
broadsword, - presents . from some distin
guished: chief of: the east i One, bf.the
scabbardsoifah'e erds-is"of solid gold,
the sword is of the 'finest Damascus steel,
and the hilt fairly covered with diamonds.
L;kfiow: nothing of its co6t,-.tut it must
have, been' immense.' I also beheld one
of the largest : Titles t that had ever before
fallen under my observation.- It would have
made, the mouth of awestern ; mini fairly
water, and I do net know but in the bands
of such an one, it would be more appro
priately located than at presbnt; l There
is also a jar of the. otto of Roses; which,
when pure.sis three times the. value ot
gold.-.t ? There was nearly or quite apintbf
ine liquid, and must bo worth quite a pret
ty littla sum. ThU was also a vpresent
from some easter prince, whose, name has
escaped mb. I saw quite a number of gold
snuff-boxes, presents from crowned beads
to the different officers pf the government,
and placed here to adorn this Institution
of the public, r. Many of them are. of great
valae, being set with' diamonds. .7 It may
uo weu to sayiinat lhesa:roo?t valuable
(those, of gold dcc are nearly, all con
tained in one case, and form; a collection
as rich as rare. ' The miKP.r .mnW .r.mrt
'VVtilV
and look, and go away ; actually fat;. with
CUJujiijiH. -..uui n my eya they , tire ; the
least attractive curiosities Jn theiwhole
buudingi , in vrr-, ; y
iv. Une of thei case is: almost nttrW n
propriated to the personal effects, of Mr.
omunson, ;nc .who,! you will !remeraber
willed. his whole estate' trv ihn - ft." RttA
with the understanding that it should bo
uppuou iu uuucaiauonai : purposes. ciiJ is
desires. have never yet been carried .out
and the fund has noiv accumulated to th
amount of some hundred thousand dc!3r3.
There is, however, a bill before Ccngrer
to appropriate this money in tho proper
manner, and if it be acted upon, will
doubtless be passed in the proper spirit.
But I have already wearied you too
long, I cannot close, however, without
noticing the sarcophagus that was brought
home by Commander Elliot, and intended
as the sepulchre" of Jackson.' The old
1jero rejected the offer, "preferrine," he-
said, "to sleep by the side of his beloved
wife." It is about four vfeet .-high, and
eight longjjy four wide," of a dirty, whitish -color.
... A hole .has been broken. intaJt
since, its arrival upon our chores, tut -when
found it was perfectly tiehC It was
dug from a ruin in Egypt, and; aside frora
-! ...:U
interesting sight.... ; . - it j -.'.
-The Patent Office, it may be. weirio
remark, is supported by the ta j upon pat
erits. Its greatest expenses are thus paid
by those havingbasiness to transact wita
it. Thre is, however .Patent Fund, out
of which deficiencies are made up.! .Tha
report of th e Commissioner of Patent 4s
now in press.. It will make, a document
of over 1200 pages, and Cohgresshaa
ordered 67,000 copies ' for the use of the
people. ' It is replete with interesting and
important information and will doubtless
be eagerly sought after. , Efforts have
been made to throw a bad odor around
this institution, and the present report.
The report I know to be a most valuable
document; and the institution', imder proper
management,"! regard aa'capable of be
stowing many important benefits upon er.
cry class of people of the countryJ Ai
; MG2LY ISPORTANTP-1.111 -
'Wc End the.following in th'o Hennepin
Hcraldjof the 1st. inst:
About t'no6n on. Wednesdays we' receir
ed the St Louis Dailr American, of Mon
day, evening, containing the fbllowicgi
; DECLARATION OF vWARi
."The1 Clerk bf-the Convor infbrmi'ua
tnat the rumor was current in Neyf ' Or
leanson thb day she left, that Mexico had
made a 'formal 'declaration of war against
thb United jStates: Thrj; steamer" Peytb- .
nia left about' the 'same' time as the" Con
voy, and a gentleman on board sent from '
Cairb by the Robert Morris, the" following
note to the editor of tho Reporter, wliiqh
stales the origin of the exciting rumor:
4S: PENk Jn.. f Editor of the Missouri
Reporter;) Herewith I send you a rnerrid
randum from tho manifest of the " steam
ship Ala Lama--SG hours from GTalveston.
She arrived at New Orleans :on the 20th
mst.. at 5 o'clock. P. M. Off th K r
Soulhiwest Pass, spoke the U. S. steain-
or Colonel Harney, direct from Brasos,
Santiago, and bound for New Orieans.
The Colonel Harney, reports that war has
been declared by;. Mexico; against the U-
nitea btatcsj and that tho whole f ,tho
Mexican' coast was' under blocade !from
Fort Jackson'1' ;-' - ; "iJ' -v1. -
. Gen. Taylor, still retains his former do-
sition on the left bank of the Rib GranrTo.
a fe w miles below Matamoras p 'No'
ga'gomerit had as j-et "occurred with, the
'..aivuw iuivci. uuii, xm' was forij lying
his position, as tne prospect of a' Tunture
was hourly increasing. Such ' is'the' na
ture of bur latest intelligence '"X.'r
rTVnk"w "-?-STZ'TlZ'.fot'Vt Signal ? '
ANI3IAL 1 MAGNETISE. -;:Tne
following, account of ther wonderful
effect of this rnysteribus science in a casb
of most severe iniurvV I hare bftAi yAUSi.
ted to communicate' to the public. I s aw
t,5."l11 " u.rr?s me attendance of
the physician, and from the accounts' re
ceived from the family arid tho rieighDot
hood I have no hesitancy in Vbucnin' for
tho entire truth .of all the statements.", 1
. . Mary Vells, on the 15th. of larch 'pq
ceived a; very severe faUher hip., wap -dislocated
so that tho toes were turned in.
ana pointed directly to the heelof the pth
er foot."..- A pitchfork-was stuck di ye ctly
under the. ancle bone and upward, making "
a severq wound.,; ,On the evening of the
17th severe spasms of lock-isw set fn. rtrl j
daily grew worse until the. J9th ,and'aU
tue auouynes .una applications failed to
alTprd any:relief.KrheparnV w:ir$ n"ow
so yiplentthat no-hppea were eritertainVd
ofher recovery i - At thistime Dr.- BrbVjv.
8ou,w33 sent i fprndjit was much doubl
ed if the patient could ItTe tflViimVed.
In twenty .minutey after his &rrvk A
so a at5cecded; tft'roage.tjsin'as to allaj
svma cw sy anu xeoaer me patient
composed, and comfortable. Ho continu
ed with magnetism 'until Sunday?whenX
the patient went intoVuch a ta.t '
Las to predict thb hour of the refurrilbCthe
oaauia, tunu ne;cav she would hava tho
at, vhich was to be on tKe 23d. ", ' These
predictions .wcre.iu'e'c tb; the time, her
spasm continually gjowing lighter till thb
lastC, ,. On the 23 J she was., .ma gne tized
4.nffthe spasm; and, rot im and wVltn
.out, doors,: and. with aJitUo aid rot jr to' a
"6&v ttuu foue ouuj, one tnen stated she
should need no further attention,: and, but
a fcVv d.aX8 afterj:was able." to pursue licr
9inaTy.arocation3,, I doa'ot feel that I
nave any. right to , grve. the,fnsme "of the
famny .with-vrhom she. Iives;a3 they.haye
no wish to figure, in . .the public prin
Put the case, is so well known tSrou-hbut
this section p ; the ;. country, . and the'ri'nT
doubted reputation of all the parlies isrvch
that confirmation of the fact3 above i ted
is within the reach of any one vvl o: ! - r.
bors- a, doubt, of their -truta'. - Tl '-r r
other -and very Jateresting '-, ci scun-" '-' -
connected "with this case which r - .
after, furnish. matter for' another r- -
cation. I ;have' merely river- tT -as
another evidence of j .ro.r- m r
of animal .magnetism. . A V-
r. .'Wm. IL BryfiHt, forrr.Ci.77 . ;r
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