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The expected reply of Col. Haskell to Mr. Polk’i
Major General lia» appeared. It occupies nearly fivv
•dumns. in small type, of ilie Nashville Banner, and wr
enunot afford space for its publication entire. We. have
given it an attentive perusil and, divesting ourselves of
all prepossession sgainslGen. Pillow,we are conslrainen
to say the reply is overwhelming, and holds him up in
a meet pi'iab e point of view, both as regards his milt
tary capacity and Ins fair dealing and dignity as a man.
It convicts Gen. Pillow, from evidence ronlainod in his
official report and his answer to the officers’ statement,
ef the grossest ignorance and inconsistency, and proves
biui to I* utterly in tpialiffcd for the high office lie holds
Col. Haskell’s statement contained a typographical er
ror whereby llieword “left” wassiilmituled for “right.”
An officer, of high rank, pointed this out to Gen. Pillow,
who had not befirn observed it, and told him it was evi
dently a typographic .1 error, or had been inserted by mis
Uks in (he copy, and coul I nil have bean intended, as
it was contrary to all- the farts. In spite of this expla
nation. Gen. Pillow -Snitruging” as Col. II. says, “all
fairness and candor and known fact, lias actually made
it the chief argument of his defence, endeavoring to slmw
that the regiment was on the oie side ol the road, when
he and every body else knew it w as on the other. Col.
]| asserts that lie first, on meeting him at Memphis, vol
nutarily informed Gen. Pillow ol the pulilicaiion,avowed
himself the author and gave him a paper containing it.
Mj much lur Gun. P.’s asserlion that "lie charged its
authorship” upon Col. H. and that lie acknow ledged it.
Col. Haskell stys:
“While the brigade of G -it. Pillow was at Tampico,
and some months after it had left Camargu, Gen. Pillow
sent for me one night to ruine to Ins tent; which sum
in.me being obeyed, the General, after many expressions
of friendship, sundry compliments on account ol my oili j
oial conduct, and divers Mattering oompatisons between ]
me and oilier fluid officers of Iris Brigade, informed me
that lie had reason to know that the President would j
shortly appoint other Major Generals for the service in
Mexico, and concluded Iris harangue by legging me to
recommend him to the President to Is- appointed one of j
them. I should utterly fell if I were to attempt to tell |
all the lioneved things which fell front Ins persuasive]
lips in this delectable interview, lakeu altogether, it J
was to me the rieliest night of the season. I cut tin- in
tcrview short, however, ny assuring mm mai i wuum
give him an answer in writing next morning w ith ilie
utmost frankness. I accord mg I y addressed him a note
next morning, respectfully declining to recommend him.
The General petulantly returned me the note that even
ing, and, doubt less for tin* purpose of making me led mis
arable, in a blank envelope ! Now, it Gou. Pillow knew
that I entertained such |K*rsonal malignity towards him.
and ih it the hatred commenced at (‘amargo, why did lie
call upon me tor such a recommendation? And if I was
an officer guiUv of such -excesses and indulgntictea” as
he describes. why ehoiild be have considered my recoin
mendation worth any thing to him? Ilow indelicate was
all this in Gen. Pillow! Think of it. A brigadier (Jen
4 ral in the field begging his interiors in rank to recom
mend him for promotion!”
*... ft will hereon inhered that (Jen. Pillow throws im
putations upon the personal courage of Col. Haskell.—
We deem it due to Col. II. to insert this portion «f til's
ridiculous charge. He appends statements given re
•psctively by Major Farquharsoti and I .ieut. Greene,who
were in the assault, and who testify, not only their
(leraonal oliseivatiou of the gallantry of Col. II , but say
that it w as the theme of prais-'in the regiment.
“I come now to notice the mo‘ t reckless and ridculous
of all the inistatemeuts contained in the reply of Gen.
Pillow. It is the charge Hist I “precip lately retreated
from the field of action, without my cap, and in advance
of every officer and private of my regiment.” Phis
calumny he .has deliberately uttered in the face of all
known facts, in the hops that it may reach perchance
porae portion* of the country where I am not know n, and
where the refutation may never follow it. In the bitter
ness of bis mi’ice lie has been beinyed into a declaration
which will lie pronounced ridiculously unfounded by eve
ry officer and private of my Regiment wherever it is re
}ieat*d. I retreated fr »m the field of battle in advance of
luy command, indeed! My whole Regiment knows better.
It is a well known fact that when the men recoiled
from tbs brscwiiwoik, I threw myself before them, and
with the most vehement language and violent gesticula
tion, ordered them to halt and turn—They did not obey
mc,& I am glad of it. If I had known the utter madness
of advancing further, I would have ordered a retreat. I
was one of the last to leave the fi-dd. I left it will* Lieut,
.las. Forrest .of Tonnesaee.a wounded officer. KxjioBed to
the. errible fire of the enemy's artillery andmusketry.be
halted I’ll the field and calmly requested me to examine
his wound and see if it was dangerous 1 hastily examin j
ed it an the spot, and satisfying both him and myself that ,
it was not dangerous, we left the field twgi ther in rear of j
the Kegivnent. He still lives to testify to this fact, but j
Gen. Pillow says 1 came lack “without my cap I
dismiss this small matter w ith the simple remark, 'hat.
while advancing towards the enemy, my hat was carried
away by a shut from throne iiy’s guns. W hen I reached
the. place from which the assault had commenced/
I first ordered the mpta'ns to re f rm their emu
panics asndtffr as possible, and while tin y were en
gaged in th’^misiness, seeing (Jen. Pillow in the ravine
about thirty yarls from me. I stepped to him as delib
erately as ever I went to my dinner, f<>r there w as hut
I'ttle danger in the ravine, and the firing had nearly
fl'ased, ard rejxirtrd tohimthat the assault had mis'ar
r;ed,aud that my regiment was severely hurt. 'I lie Gen
oral, af.cr first informing me that he. was “shot ail to,
piec«*s,” ordered me to 'throw my command across the
ravine to the left, and on the hill’ocrupi d by Wyukoop.
This w-s done as rapidly ns practicable. I ftpj> nd to
iiiHartirie me siaicmenui ot .maj. r arqmKira*w aim «m m
Grsone, the only officers under my command whom I
have been aide to sec in this city. They place Gen. Pil
low in a very unenviable light. I shall produce her* at
ter. if I think it is necessary, the testimony of the balance
of my officers. In tin* mean time I ref* r to them and the
men whom they commanded wherever fivy he. found, as
witnesses against this miserable slander of Gen. Pillow.
Does the General imagine that the high rank of Major
General is sufficient to sustain such a statement as he
has made, when he knows that all honorable men con
versant with the facts will give it a flat contradiction?*
What chane* there may lie of Gen. Pillow having his
appointment confirmed by the Senate, we know not.—
One thing is certain : nothing hut the opinion of a Court
of Inquiry can ever wipe off*the stigma of ignorance and
iucompetcncy which attaches to his military character.
Ory* The French mail steamer Union, Capt. Herbert,
has arrived at New York, in sixteen clays from Cher
The Troy (N. Y.) Post hasanother letter from Gen.
Taylor, addressed to a gentleman of Lansingburg, under
riatoof£9ih May, which corresponds, in all respects, in
s ntiincnt. wiOi that published by the Cincinnati Signal.
He says that his services are due to his country as the
country may command them. *‘llut,** he continues, “I
will not lie the candidate of any party or clique ; and
should the nation at large seek to place me in the chair
of the Chief Magistrate, the good of all parties, and the
uational good would he my great ami absorbing aim.”—
We shall publish it in our next.
0O“St. .James'Church Post Offiv, Bedford county,
lias been discontinued. The Virginians, which hav*
L,een hitherto sent to that office, will be scut to Otic;
ridge, unless wc arc otherwise instructed.
J TUe long vexed question, as to ill j point on the Oh*
to which the Baltimore and Ohio Hail Hoad should In
I c*',r‘,,<k\l,hi8*at length l*en settled, or has assumed sucti
^liajH*. as to render settlement pretty certain. The
road is to go to \\ heeling. The terms agned upon by
the committee of the citizens of Wheeling and the corn
mil tee of the B*wird of Directors amount to this : The
company is to have an unrestricted right of way from the
\ irginta line, and not to l>e obliged to pass through any
given place. Wheeling is to sutwcrilie $500,01)0 to the
sttu’k of the com|Kiny and secure its piompt payment
and give txvoand a half acres lor a IV|*»t and }*rmiithy
us«‘ of Locomotives in the streets. These terms have
been sent to Wheeling for formal ratification, which they
will dotibth*** receive.
There is, however, a vsry largo party in Baltimore
oppose! to Wheeling ns the terminus and in favor of ins
Pittsburg route. They contend that the funds of the
company are not sufficient to take the road to Wheeling
—but are suffi •ient to go to the Pennsylvania line, hi tbs
j direction of Pittsburg, at which line the improvement
1 will lie met by the t'oimellsville and Pittsburg road.
W »i are heartily glad that bur Legislature is to l>p no
longer troubled with the question of tho right of way,and
that Wheeling has at last attained her object.
On Monday last, being Court day, tin* people of
Campbell county were addressed oil tile subject of the
Ku limnnd and Ohio Hail Hoad, in eloquent and able
speeches, by Richard K. Cralle and Hubert .1. Davis,
Ksquiies. The advantage*, the practicability and the
indispensable necessity: of sucli an improvement were set
forth in the strongest point of view , and illustrated by a
mass of statistical details furnished by ihe experience of
other Kail Roads and communities. Tins is, wo
trust, but the beginning of a system of agitation ou the
subject, which is not to cease until the object lias been
secured. Wo hope that, in every county on tlio line of
improvement, public meetings may be held at the An
gust, September and October Courts, to further the sub
script ion. Let gentlemen who arc in the habit of speak
tng address the people of lheir respective counties and
set forth the advantages of the work, and exhort to a
general subscription to the stoek. It is not the mete
sum of money to be thus raised which is to be chiefly
considered—it is the diffused interest in the work sc
cured by a popular subscription. Foreign capital can be
procured in abundance, provided there be a sufficient do
mestic subscription to ensure domestic vigilance and cure
of the interests of the company. Ten thousand dollars,
subscribed by one hundred individuals in a county, would
be more desirable, in this respect, than twice the amount
of stock taken by a single person. Let us show cap
italists abroad that they run no risk of future legislative
interference. This can be best done by enlisting the
greatest number of citizens in the scheme. Kvery share
taken in Virginia furthers the Work, not simply by the
hiiiii which is contributed,but by the inducements and en
couragement it bolds out to foreign capitalists to invest in
the improvement. Nothing more favorable in the way
of a charter can be desired—nor do we suspect that the
Legislature will ever violate its provisions. But, in the
absence of all Leal interest, the Legislature might,in nm
ii V ways, injuriously a I feet the company. All capital
ists abroad wish isa guarrantv that, without injuring her i
own citizens, Virginia cannot injure them.
The Whig Stale Convention lias nominated Grn.
Duncan I.. Clinch, as the candid te of the party f>r
the office of Governor—a inan of as noble traits of charac
ter as ever it has I teen our happiness to meet with. The
people of Georgia will honor themselves by electing such
a man; his success we imagine is certain.
The Convention, among other resolutions, passed the
3. Revolved, 'That yielding to onr admiration and grat
itnde for the distinguished services of the Great Captain
of the age—General Zachary Taylor with whose char
acter are inseparably associated the modesty of merit, the
coiduess of bravery and the devotedness of patriotism,
and being assured of his identity with us in principle, we
cheerfully respond to the general and spontaneous accla
mation of the American people, in now recommending
him as the next President of these United States.
4. Revolted, That the thanks of the people of this
State and of the United States are eminently due to the
officers and soldiers of our army in Mexico, both regulars
and voltioteeis, for their gallant conduct and lofty hear
ing during the existing war.
5. Revolved, That the Hon. John C. Calhoun is enti
tl'd to the thanks of ib" people of Georgia for his inde
pendent and patriotic course in the Senate of the United
Stales in reference to our recently disturbed foreign re
6. Resolved, That we are opposed to the Wilinot
Proviso, so called—and that all legislation by Con
ores restricting the right to hold slave property in the
territories of the United States,is unequal, unjust and un
On Monday last, being court day, proclamation was
made at Campbell C. H.,that a meeting of the \N bigs
and all others of the county , favorable to tlie nomination
of Gen. Taylor to the Picsidency, would l>c held on the
first day of the next (August) court. After this notice
had hit*n given, David E. Spence, Esq., of Uynchburg,
addressed the people, briefly, hut eloquently and eflee
lively. He touched upon the services and character of
Gen. Taylor, in terms which found a ready response in
every Imsom, and then proceeded to show that it was not
premature—aH some allege—to nominate him. lie
rightly assumed that this was not* case where a candi
date had to he picked up, available only trom negative
merit, his insignificance or obscurity. The Whig
pa ty had pretty definitively settled upon General Tay
lor as their candidate. The public mind was nearly
unanimous—at least in all the Soutn—and there could he
no harm in giving expression to the popular sentiment.—
He called ujnjii Democrats,who preferred General Taylor,
to discard party influences and co-operate w ith the Whigs
in securing his election.
We have no doubt the meeting at next Court w ill be
large and enthusiastic.
“Our neighbor of the Virginian has published this let
ter and pronounced it a very important one, but lias said
nothing more. Is it wailing to get the ‘‘pints" from the
National Intelligencer ? That journal remains tm/m.
Or docs he think it a “hoiu•” and unworthy of no
tice 7” ltepsihlirnu a)' Monday.
The Republican has already seen our views of Gen
Taylor’s letter. We are in the habit of expressing our
own views ii[mn political subjects, at such time and in
such mode, as suits nur -aste, judgment and convenience.
The delay, in this instance, of an issue was a mailer ot
simple necessity, imposed by want of disposable spare, as
a reference to the Virginian of the 8th will show. The
delay wiong t no change or modification in the opinion
inspired by the first perusal ef the letter. It is always a
source of gratification to find oiiropiuions in unison with
those of the National Inlelligeiicrr. the ablest and most
influential journal of the Union—hut we are not in the
habit of taking our one from that or any other pa|ier.—
"Self knowledge,” it is well known, often “makes us
wondrous wise’’ —and the Republican, mnsrious that it
never differs from the Union and Enquirer, supposes we
are equally solicitous In "get the pints" from the organ
of the Whigs.
i ft. ft. French, the Clerk of the Moose of Represen
tatives, has hern elected President of the Washington
! and New Vork Telegraph company.
^ Lieut. Mahan, the antagonist of Lieut. M'-nf.<rd.
i i;j the lute melancholy duel, lus ditd of Ids wounds.
M- In llm news fmmCeu Taylor'e Ann) , it will he
uraer/ed. that James May a. a Virginian, is stated to have
van killed ill attempting Uiescape from itia- guard house
I r' ‘ "aaa native of Lynchburg. when- Ids mother
andsitter now- result. lie was a imuilmr of Col. Don.,
phau-s Ueoiinent, whirh he left, at Monterey, and enter
'd tin l« y.tn Hangers. He was plans! under guard for a
venial uffenee—galk.ptng Ins horse through Hie plan of
, onti rej,-and,in a niomenl of irritation and iinpalienee,
j l,r"k“ P®*' ll"' hr»«rd, which firm.and killnl him. Ttua
I new s has overwhelmed with grief his family and friends,
j w ho are of high respectability in our community. Hy
I 'he same mail which brought information of hia death,
| .. f's ivnl a letter from him, written in lino apt
I ri,“' and Containing the assurance that he would do aome
j i mug to dialinguush himself before Im returned.
It has lieen going til* rounds of the press that Mr
C lay has united liitii.nlf with tlm Kpiwv|«l t'lmrih at
l.eaingtou—but, preferring that mode of administering
the rite ol Isiptism, was baptised by immersion on the
| .dud ult. in one ul tho Is auliftil ponds nil Ins ow n es
late. Ibis turns out lu lie an unfounded statement.—
Tbe Iasi Kpiseopal U,border, published in I’luladolphia,
bas a b iter Irani its correspondent in Lexington, Ky ,
which says :
i \ J1' j ^r*./ *a? I "as baptize! in the little parlor nt
Ashland, on I liflrstiay afternoon tlic \_**M inst (.lime,)
tiHgot i<t with one of Ins daughters m law-.(the other he
i ng already a member of' tho church J and her lour chil
‘ !‘*n’ l,u‘ ,irv-Fdiiiond F. Berkeley, Hector of Christ
t hurcli, Jk*xingtoii. The baptism was administered
pmately, tor tbe renmiu ibnt tin* congregation of Christ
tmrob arc replacing their old clnircb with a new edifice,
ti"w in rapid progress of erection, and arc not suitably
situated tor the solemn and decent 'Adminislration of tin
rite in public.
W lien the Minister entered the room on this deep
■ “Ih’resting ami solemn uectmiou. the small assembly,
consisting of the immediate family, a few family con
ueetions, ami tbe Munster's wife, lose up. In the
middle ot tlie room stood a large centre table, on which
was placed, filled w ith water, the magnificent cut glass
vase presented to Mr. ( lay by some gentlemen i»t
I ittsluirg. On one side of the room bung tho large
picture of the family of Washington, himself an Fpts
eopalian by birth, by education, and a devout cotmunui
canto! tbe Church; and immediately opposite, oil aside
table,stood the bust ul the lamented I larrison, w itli a chap
let of \v itbered l! mors bung on bis bead, w bo was to have
horn confirmed in tbe Cliurch the Sabbath after In- died
Around the room wore .suspended a numlu-r of family
pictures,and among them the portrait ol a lielovoddangb
ter, who died some years ago in the Imitiiplis uf that
tilth which her iioldc tut her yvas about to embrace, and a
pictiire ol the lately lost son who fell at Buena Vista.—
Could these silent lookers on at the genie alxntt transpi
ring have spoken trom tin marble and the canvass, they
would have heartily approved the act which dedicated the
great man in Cud. i’here yvas a deep emotion perva
ding that small asHPinlily, at th« rtvital. under tuudi t-tr
i'Uitistttiiri‘8. of lit,* siilttiuir ordinal uf tlm ( Introli ; und
muiy liujtrt lltrtlled with a Kulcinn jny a It. it tin* nnrri
lul eonvniant was sealed,'in the name of the Father, and I
of the Nun, and of tbe Holy (iboRi.*
I his act will be publicly ratified at tho visitation of I
the Hisbop, on tbe third .Sunday in July,m tho Apostolic |
rite ol Confirmation.”
1 lie Secretary ul Uie Treasury lias lin n laboring t<•> j
sumc time miller grievous iiMiis|«isitiiiii,trum wliirli.luiw
ever, we are pleased In hear he is rapidly recovering. In
llieseclusion of his siek chamber, and in llie m.Unlitv In
eon verse—fur we inter,I'rom a reeenl liiillctin in the ttffl
cial Organ, that lie Imd n arly lost llie power to articii j
l.ite Ins mind naturally enough indulged in vagaries j
which the shock and hum of active life would have pre
vented. We know'not what visions of an overflowing
treasury from low duties may have gilded his com vales
ence that his mind was running on free trade is appn
rentfroiu the following toast, which, being adapted to the
the (rrniiiM loci, he despatched to a literary society of the
students of W iliiain and Mary College, whilst a eh now I
edging an invitation to he present at their celebration of
the 1th of July last;
Hy Hon. H. J. Walker. Mankind : 'They will he
prosperous and happy when the products of every
nation and every elime shall Ik; freely exchanged witlioiit
tax or restriction.
i his isgoiug the whole doctrine of Free Trade, which
his tariff of duties, ranging from five to forty per cent.,
Joes not. Mr. Walker, by implication, asserts that
mankind are not now either “prosperous,” or “happy,”
ind we fear postpones tho period indefinitely when they
’ball lie both—for assuredly no man in h s senses can
reasonably expect that the nations of tlm earth will ever,
browing out of the question all theories of protection,
jive up the system of indirect taxation by im|K>sts. Is
there an American statesman deserving the name—nay
n there a demagogue in the country—who Would slake
liis reputation upon a projiosal to raise the twenty eight
jr thirty millions of dollars, necessary to carry on the
L>overnuiont, by direct taxation, instead of impost duties?
This toast of the Hon. Secretary, we fear, is more
worthy of the visionary recluse than the practical states
man and man of sense.
OCT The Administration, we presume, must have
some ground to believe that peace is at hand. We see
the Secretary has declined llie services of a company of
Volunteers, tendered in i)t la ware, and of another raised in
Kentucky. This he would,we presume,not do,but on tin
supposition of the near approach of peace—especially as
(■en. Taylor is condemned to inactivity for the want of
men to enable him to advance. We remember, liowev
er, that,last year, the services of several companies were
in likemannor declined, on the ground that no men were
wanted, and a fortnight afterwards requisitions wun
made for eight regiments of volunteers.
-- —
Distressing Casualty.
We are pained to stale that Thomas If. Richards,
youngest son of Charles Richards, Ksq., of this place,
was drow ned, on Tuesday afternoon,in the basin boiieat!i
the water works dam. With s uns young companions
lie had gone into the water to bathe. When last seen
alive, he was standing in shallow water, near the breast
ofthe dam, on the other side. It is supposed that he at
tem|ted to plunge through the cascade, to gain the inter
val between it and the wall of the dam—a feat which he
had often accomplished. It is probable the increased
volume of water, caused by the recent rains, dashed him
with force against the rocks nt the bottom, or deprived
him, by its violent agitation, of all chance of extrication
from the vortex. However this may have been, he did
not rise again. His c irnpviions use I every exertion to
rescue him, but the body was not found for more than
half an hour after he disappeared. The usual treatment,
was promptly resorted to, and |»ersevored untd all hopes
of re animation w ere at an end.
The deceased wasafmr, manly and intelligent youth,
in the seventeenth year of his age, a favorite with all
who knew him and the idol of aged parents, in whose
afiliction this whole community sympathizes.
{fry- Ihs Funeral, we are requested to say, will take
place this morning, at 10 o’clock, from his father’s resi
dcnce. The friends of the family, and citizens generally,
arc invited--to attend.
Gen- Taylor in North Carolina
I’he Raleigh Register of the 6th inst. contains the*
proceedings of one of the largest political meetings ever
held in that city—its object being the nomination of Gen
Taylor for the Presidency.
'The meeting was called to order by Weston R.
Gales, Fditor oftlio Register, and presided over by Goo
Will ■wood. The resolutions are admirably drawn ii|
and,slier a very eloquent speech from II. M. Miller
, were a lopird by a laioation. ’J he me-ftinj wm
[ out' ol tlm \\ lug party -though a few Democrat* w*u
j piosoul, wholhcr as lookeraon or parlioi|*atnr*. the Reg
inter dm** n**l undertake to ray. \t the close oflhopn
reeding*. however, bring callml upon. Henry J Tonic,
ol Kilgoiiniib,—a 1 hnnorr.tiic candidate for Congress in
ttm Raleigh District -proclaimed hints,-If a TtJ'lur inan,
Mol raring w hat hi* politic* Were. II,* »p,*kr at consul
rrahle length ami said, "if hi* ia irooil enough lor tho
U>- l ho I’resident ami Mr lliirhanan have returned
t" the aeal of (iovcriiiiinil. Their jaunt extended a*
tar castManl a* (ianiiimr, Maim*. TImi I'resident was
• very whom received with I hr honor* <luo to hi* exalted
station tiul seems |u hasp been highly gratified,
’’ r,'Kr«l lo »nnnuno« the death of Iwwi* Neal, ilia
Whig d dogate elect from the counties or Uilea and Mer
cor, lie had horn in had hcnllli some tiul* before tho
In iiutii'ing « ir|mri in ihe l)«lu, tint (inn Taylor Imd
U* snared II Ui lie In. pur|si*p loremyn III* owlnlnissiun nn
1 ..Jv ol S'|>tenil»r, ll>« Now Orleans Nalinn.nl «uy« :
' <* have authority to »r relied upon, next to the
idd wonorul'ci word nf mniilli, thnt lip will tint, undor
any eirniini’.laiines. resinii Ins pnminaiid of iho nrtnv.
ir'n/< llir mm hub. lull lliul ho will, nn iho Ural nf
^'plpmber next, nsk loavonf nlmenoo Inr a .hurl luno
In pay sntno Iiltnminn in In. privalo iillhirs wliioh liavu
.■on uiut’h ur^lnetnd liy Ins l,ni|i ahspnoo in Mexico.*'
Am,min id I’rmliioo, S.o . alii|i|sal down iho oanal from
I .y noli Ini rn. I'mni Iho Isl liidllili .Iiiiio :
I .o.s.i hliils |.oaf Tula.. woinlunu I ,!l.*<(i.73li Ilia
• i,I2? Isixim iiiaiiiil.u’iintMl ToFijorxi, 1120,70s ••
2. I7,‘ barrols Kluur, f>ltfi,032 “
t'd>i inns l*iy Iron, (2000 Ilm. prr
1.277,770 •<
I(»..»(Ul hnshel* ( urn and Corn Meal, 549,819 “
lion Castings. Cannon Hulls & Shells I,riti,(iti*J ••
Hai and l*ig Lead, 1 (Hi ••
Mi sco I In limit, IXVL&K ••
_ fifiW.V'M 11m.
I oils $9,7(H) 70.
We expert to attend aTemperunou Meeting at Bethel,
Ap|Mmaltnx, on the foiiith Sunday in this inoiilh, at I I
o clock. Let even body else be tlirre albo.
Mv I*V MvMH in
Kit 1LMOM) MAKKKTS, July 8.
1()H.\( ( O The inspeeiioiis are large ami price*
fnll.V sustained. W e quote Lugs$|,<f*a ‘J,.*0; common
h.il .'{.:*ti a t,.r»0; middling J,75 a f*,f>0; good and line ti
a I I *5.
I' L( M K I he late (oreign iiittflligenco has reduced
rates to $i i a (i.r>0 and dull.
W 111'. A I — I In inarki t (or (Im new crop not yet
(t \ IS -i*(l e I min depot. If* e. Irwin vessels.
( OKN St I e. per bushel.
I IM >\ ISIONS Bacon: Smithlield and City cured |
101 a II eents; Hams Ilia \\ir , Western Sides, 10
a MM rents; Shoulders, S a S| eta. Lahd—II el*.
stwek w( Idils. light—demand (air.
( \ I I LL I «»r ( utile 11out the scales,gross weight,
$‘.\?.»a J,7f>; inMi 0,75 a 7. according to quality. Siii.r e
elipi, $‘J,f*() a d.00; Lambs 5^,50a «.»—ucurcu and iii de
maud. I loti* ; $• »,/*().
NKW YORK MAKKKTN. Friday, July 9.
The French Htoamer’s news has letd no effect on the
Flour market; wiles lu day id Cennrasee brands at ,$tiund
ol Southern at »OGlafi 121. Cum meal is dull, with
saIpr at $1 iter bid.
Not much doing in Crain. Sub** of Ceniussee Wheat
at 13Np. and of Ohio ut I25c. W hite ('urn (>2at>3c. and
about 40,000 bushels yellow at (».»to 74c.
Provisionsand (• roperies quiet.
W biskey 20 ciH.
The Cotton market renmins without iiuimalion—pti
ees with difficulty Nusiamed—sab s very small.
The Flour Market is looking rather letter f«» day.—
2000 bids fresh ground sold at $5,50; 1000 bids Western
:il $5a5 25; 2000 bids Corn Meal $3. Cotton market lit
active. Provisions dull.
Corimnniulence of the 7(irm« and Comit Her.
RACPI.Molt 1C MAIIKKT, July 10, P. M
Flour —There were sules today ol 800 bids ot How
ard street at 25 pi r bid. There have been sales of
city mills sit $."» 31»5 43 i*
Corn Meal—Wo quote corn Meal to day at $ la 4,IPf— i
with saleu.
Wheat —There wen* sales to day of prime red Wheat
at 100 eta per bushel. W lulu is worth 105ft110 cts per
Corn—We quote prime yellow corn to day at 03 cts,
with sales.
Oats There are sales of oats 40 cts. per bushel.
Whiskey —The quotation for bbls. is 20 cts. per gal
lull. Wit i sales.
Tobacco—Therein no change in prices, and no wiles
of consequence.
!■■■■ ■ ■■■■■-■ ■■ ■!■■■■—i — — i m '■-■■’i
A \ \l.t \HI.K TknTuVION\
Wc ltkr, at .ill times, to give i-redit wIh-ii credit is due, and
if at tin* tint' wc hi relir:, <■ tin- diatressud, wo air doubly grst
ilint , ivr, therefore, give the billowing voluntary ti-timonv
as t.« tin In in lii oil rlli i ts of \\ istar’a Balaam ot VV ild ( berry,
hy tin editor ol t hr I oluuihia South Carolinian, who appeals
to have obtained great n: I it* ftroin its use. (Mil I hiuiimou
Portsmouth, Vu.
wisTMl’s BA 1 .SAM nr WILD ( HKJtHY
\Ve atildom tes.irt to patent niedieinen, liar ing a great rc
speet for i hi- skill o| the mod leal profession, but e bailee threw
into our w.iv tie ..h ive named inedieine, immediately after On
elost* of the latr si sion of tin Legislature, when our lungs
were almost drier! lip hy the highly rarifn-d atmosphere of our
stove-warmed State-house. Tin- Balsam immediately rellev
i d uw ol a most hartussing rough, tthieh threatened our health
in a serious degree. We I eel that we ate indebted to it for
woine titteen pounds o| animal Weight wliirh addition hi ing
once KKLT, eannut be lorgotten.
None genuine, unless signed I BUTTS outlie wrapper.
F«»r sale in Lynrhbtirg, Wholesale add Itetuil, hy Dr. I) It
LYMAN and hy Druggist* and dealers in IMedieinea gene
rally .
July 15— It (1«)
•JMonochrninirfic M’aint Hir anil
l,iinil<M'iip<' Di-iiuiiiif.
».** H. GKO. A. YOUNG begs leave to nail (be a'
JT-M- lenliuu oflhe ladies and genllemeii ol Uynchbtirg
l,, pm ih w and beautiful system uf Draw ing. The beau I
ly of pictures,executed tit this sty le, lb acknowledged by
all w ild see it. Mr. V. w ill leach any lady or genlie
uu n in 20 lessons, in paint frum JValure, as accurately,
and with nearly as great facility, as lie himself can dti.—
His pupils ran, in an incredibly sliurl lime, transfei to
pn|bir tlit* Natural Uandscape, bring mil ill accurate per
N|H-etivn Us sky, clouds, mminuiiiis, foliage, ris ks and
water, and with the simplest materials produce a picture,
which, for softness and finish, will hardly Ire rivalled by
the best of steel engravings.
Mr. Y. makes no charge where lie docs not give entire
satisfaction, and respectfully requests the ladies and gen
tlcitiin of this place, to call and examine specimens of
the much admired art, at the Cabell House.
His terms arc but $10 lor a full c urse uf instruction.
July 16—2t if
ON band, a lot of Willow Carriages, which will lie
sold low by I). W. MOORK,
Sign of the Big Pitcher.
July 15—ta
AT a court held tor Campls II county, in inulilhly
se-sion, on Monday, the I ‘Jill day of July, IM7 :
On the motion of James C. Anderson, executor of Ja
cob Andcrsmt, deceased—It is ordered, that all |iorsmis
having claims against the estate of the said decedent du
exhibit the same before this court, mi ur lielbro the first
day of the next October term thereof, and the roilrl doth
I further order that a ropy el this order lie published in the
1 Uyiieh! urg Virginian, a |«i|ier pri tied in the town uf
l.vnehliurg, and a copy also he |Mislcd at the front drsir
of'the court-house of this county, on two several court
I days. A copy—1Teste.
I July 15—wSw
Ht'jnlar aaltr ilaya, every Monday, W'oduenday ami
Friday lii irnm^a.
1.1 tirTaI advann-a made on cnnaignmenla.
I will aril, in IVnnt of my idrii'p, on Friday morninn.
rnilimi'in iou al III nVInek lircewplv, n |foneral iismul
iiipiii ol Dry IiinhIh, Fancy Articlea cunainiiijf in |»nu>|
( alien. I .awn* and l(alterines,
Clotlia, ('oasonerea and Vi>»liii|fa,
Hrmvn and Ideaelii'd Dninealiia,
Collon and ailk Ilaii.lkenliiria,
Illark and tailored cotton I loan,
f> dm Rial C'orda,
'£ Mallraaana.
HO (rroaa Maleliea,
•do lanes Cigar*. and aiimlry arliplysnlTiiruilurti, all
which will lie mild without limit or reserve.
HM J W II.I.IS, Aiiel'r.
July 15—It
'Mru t t mjrkiNs’ S \vino* II ink .
I.vncldiurg, I»t July. IH-17.
'11 K follow mg re|mrt el lln C• <>iu111111«•# .appointed tin
tier an act ot the (ienernl As*« nthly, is ordered by
tbe boil id to In- | ml»| inlit*«l in ohcdircr In tin* provisions
«»l tho (teiieral l.aw relative to Sn v mgs Hanks
JNO KOIIIN MeOAMKL. |»rciident
of Oltifteim’ Saving* Hank.
I lie ( oiiiinillee appointed to examine the condition of
• be( iii.'en*’ Savings Hunk, 1st July. 1847, ls*g leave
to aiihmit Uio lollowing
Amount due to Stockholder*, $71,732 37
** '* l>epu*itoN, 133.740 05
$200,172 02
\ tin mi ii t Hill* discount
$205,271 87
“ cash on hand, I OS 05 $205,172 02
I lie ( ommiltco have examined the Hills discounted,
tbe great Hem in the iinscIh of the Hank, and they air
not extravagant when they say. a better ami more sol
vent list ni lulls they have never examined. The Com |
mitten have also examined the Hook* and papns ot lln
I nnt 11 ii i ion they tire kept and arranged w ith grout ay a
tern and order
\ i»ur I untnitiee deem it useless to enter into any ar
gmiicul to prove the sound condition of the Hank It
has now been in existence upwards of 12 year*. 'The
aggregate amount u! its discount* has Item very large.
Several and severe revulsions It.-ive existed m monied af
lair* Miner the pniod o| it* eMtablishuiciil, and yet tins
Hunk is without the usual appendage of such uiMlitutioiis
"a suspi-nded debt ”
All ol which in respectfully submitted,
A. I). HKAI), )* Committee.
HO. KAIil.Y,
July 15 It
IN obedience to two decrees pronounced by the circuit
iU|H*rn»r court of law and chancery lor llie county of I
Amherst. the liist oil ilie first day of April, 1845, in the
•asi ol Daniel Higginbotham, against I firam MidiinnisH I
n.d Valerius iMeCiinmss, and the ‘.'ml on ilm vMili ol 1
March, 1840, m llie case «*1 John J London, executor ol '
Daniel I liggiulNilham. dncM.,nud the said I lirnm Me
liiiinn, and \ alcrius iMe(,inuis; the undersigned, the <*om
aiissiounr appoiiiled to curry the said decrees into effect,
will, upon the premises, on the IRth day of August next,
»el| to the highest bidder, on a credit id mix, twelve ami
dgbteeti nionths, the
HOT ot LAND ami IllJIL!)lN(,S
ncntioiied in said decrees, the same Ising
bat lot or parcel of Land, wuh all (bo ap
lurtenanees, known by ilm name of the
uljoining the town id New (tlasgow, in the county of
Rond with approved security will he required for the
purchase money, ami the title retained until tiie purchase
noiioy is paid. 8. CLAIRORNK, Cmn'r.
July 15—t IRA
I in l/irlimnnil. Preilvriekshurg mill ll'nnhinghm city
* BIRAY KLLKRS going North are hereby informed
I that tin above Line is the only daily Hue, the most,
xpcditimin linn, anil the only certain line.
Passengers leaving III limond by this line, daily at
A. M , arrive at Raltimore to tea, at Philadelphia, in
die course id' the night, ami at New York by l*J A. M.
die next day, being a business day, anil sometime* lira
lays, in advance of Travellers by the River and Ray
Duals, and are, moreover, exempt from all risks of sea
<iekuo**8 and storms, as by tin James River and Ray
Prom Richmond to Haiti mors $7 fit)
" Raltimore to Philadelphia J 00
" Philadelphia to New Voik hy the
early morning fine 3 00
In addition to the alrove line, the Companies oil the
(■real Mail route have, on Monthly and t'kursday.s, u
second most delightful line, hy way (j\ h ifn>a l urk and
mini I It of I’ntonnic.
Passengers by this Inst line go I y the (treat Mail
line as far as Aequia Creek, where they inko the swill
mid beniiliful Steamer I'oirhithm, ('apt. C. YY'. (ii)N
m i.i., (which leaves Aequia Creek i mnediately on the
arrival of the ears from Richmond.J and reach Raltimore
some hour, in advance of Passengers hy the James Riv
er ami Ray line, and at the same expense. Passengers
hy this Iasi line equally avoid the dangers of hcii sick
ness and the uncertainty of the w nle and rough portion
of the Ray, lie ween Old Point Comfort and the mouth
of Potomac, and make the trip between Aequia Creek
and Raltimore in a splendid Sham /hml unsurpassed in
strength, henaly or rainfall.
Por further particulars, or through tickets, apply at
the olli v of the Richmond and Predcriekfiburg Rail Rond
C mpan\. in Richmond,to the Ticket Agent.
July 15 -3m
9 I OIK subscriber intends opening n Classical School
1 in Lynchburg, on the 1st ut Scp*«ml>er. All the
branches of an English Education will ho taught, to
got her with the Mathematics, Crook and Latin, necessa
ry to prepare a youth for the 3rd, or Junior, year at cul
Parents or gunrdians,entrusting youth to his care, may
rest assured that no means will be left unemployed lose
cure their advancement.
Terms.—$15 per session of five months, payable one
half in advance.
REFERENCE.—Faculty of Washington College,
Lexington; Win. S. Reid, Jr., F. I). Diane and George
Bagby, Lynchburg.
July 15— wtlS
rill IE subscriber has just received this day the ful
I lowing articles viz:
| Carp Looks, Butt Hinges. Screws. Sprigs, Sparables,
Augers, Rules, Files and Rasps. Hollow or Spoke An
gers. Braces and Auger Bills, Metal Head and .Spike
Ginildets. Oil Stones, Carp, Adzes, Hatchets and Broad
| Axes, Molasses Gates and Fausotts, Wire Rat Traps,
Spittoons, Wufio Irons, Extra Article of Tall Brisa Can
j dlestieks. Wain rs, Knives and Forks, Pocket and Pen
Knives, lUitcher’s and Shoe Knives, Meal ami Grain
I Seiviti &.c. &.c.
Assuring the. public that in any of which Bargains may
be had. W. G. MILLER.
] July 15—2\v
----•-"■■■T'T.M V '■"■I. ■»
ay u m. j. Hiujs
Loon (r.i:nin) HA»i)tn Filito.
I lixvi* for xalc, prirnlely, x if™*) xceuml hand Plana
r 'Tic. which will Iw hi.Id chi an.
July 1.1 lx
Stone flVirr / Stone Wure !
I 1 1 S I '»'••»■! vrti a J..t of Slone Ware, which will L#
•F sold ui Factory pric*»». ?iv
l). W. MOORE.
Atfcnl for the Factory.
July 15—la 3
tofton OznatnuKH
1 11 HAM'S, So. |. Muiilifcllo Fulton Oxnafuirga,
1*" (h sii|M*rii r nriirh*.) .fust received ou consign•
went, awl lor wile low l>v,
July '« ' McDaniel & lee.
• ’/1 TblA'TlOA* I'Ol.LWVKlinS!
As i»rtH|ttiititii»n. made recently upon th«
(inventor of Virginia.for twonddflioiial com
panies to serve during the war now oxitt
l'»U between the United States and the Re
public of Mexico, has not yet Irecn rescind
ed to, the undoiMigned propone to raise a
company to rendezvous at Hichinond, for
tliy above service.
•*f Lynchburg.
of Hicliinund.
July 12 i.
/: i"it. i.vkijy, .in ,
I .Y M l.tll III. Va.,
IS now receivin' and opening .1 fine MHtNirlnientnf
nniLVi:,lyi>st\\LUhit <;oons.
among wlm li will be loimd every description of Dry
t «o ids,including (»mg hams, I .awn*;, f )rgundics, IMumIiii*.
UamhiicH, ll.ire.o g, Silks t .shio'aide Shawls, Handker
chiefs, (i ihhmiM. I .an .. Falging. I lonii ry, Ulovis, fee.,
togrthci w nh a fine ns«ortnn id ol t 'loths, (’ansi meres and
\ eslinos, ami all othei arth'lew oflhe latest sty 1c, suita
ble for I udieH* mid (icutlemenVi wear; to an ex*
ainiuntiuli of which lie invites his friends and ilia
public, gem i illy. I Ic assure. all w ho tuny honor him
with 1 call, dial no pains shall he spared to fun limb them
w ith tin' iicWimi. styles of g 1 ids, mid at fi low price*
tlloV can he had elsewhere: E, E. JR.
A pri I I Inl I
1* % no roHTi: w AHr.iiousF*
liltl M UN Mil l r. UIM’I'MTI TIIK hankb.
till IOKIM), V A.
r fl T.BVM.Oit
l> r.srr.i 111 I.I.N invites tor alieulioit o| pure ha*«ir» to
11 Ins fs11h■ U ol I'lANt) l oin I nl tin- above Kstahlislw
in* nt, ti clinu • inll.li nt lh.it tin y "ill gi\ r sat I* taction in every
respect. \l| In Pi.umsaic vv uii.mtcd, and sold on trial, tub
ject t.. he ivlin• n'll it not go -ii.
t 'oustnut mlilit ions eu ilili* him to present nt ull time* an ux
tensive Hitsotintent, eiulu,icing ullthi Myles ol lini.sh, both ot
Kom'uood nstil tluliogmi).
I Ir aUn oiler* l i ..ill Piano I '.n ti . IVoin a grader variuty
ol multi i Ilian other establishment in the State, thus ailoiti
ing tliu greatest u*lv ahlagea in the wav ol *eln lion lie i«
also sol Ngi nt I |||, hi st ami iimsl ct-lrhi.ilud makers in tUJ
I'oiil ti v , and in t h i many
No mu* cun ninth' I* it rinli in purchasing u Pimm of 1*.
II Taylor They nie eveiv tlong In n present* them lo
I’ovvi i, KV\ei tin ••., ai d Urillliili' v ol lone air happil ■ i. >•'
«nd elegance, taste and duial.ilily id workmanship trt* .i
highest *l«La ul the ai t. A written warranty is riven wilt*
•neh Instrument sold by him,
thalers fmm the country attended to with tie' gicatot
|iuurluu!ity, and I anlie* mid Ointhinrn, residing at a *ii»
Iniiee, or* asiuunl that wlirnct n h* lav orcd W it). orde; per
I' ttn it is no less In* practice than vis interest, to scud suck
in iustruiiii id tn< vv ill In ar th« tii'ii t s r nt in v .
Ptii'es (including parking,) $'J3U, $^oO, $304), $330,
|3ftll, $37ft, $ KW, mil upward*.
P II T. keeps Mnsirnl Inatriiiiiriita, in gtnera\,
lie best quality. \ laigeSto. k ol Classical ami kla mla
Music. al w a , s imi h.uid, and he is i (instantly let emug thu lie W
1st publication*
.X* O T I C !■:.
II IAN I I'Olt SAI *iiir and hall miles abova tha tow*
of Lynchburg, in Aiiibcist county,
Fin: ui whiiFU.Lxn sixi v.k ufs of
s ii |i c r i o r I. m ii il,
olic hundred and Idly id it heavily timbered, tilt halunre of it
in a gooil state ol exit iv ation with all the nteessary buildings,
niidlfaiiis er*ek,ulargt hold stream I hut run* through tha
land, I imiMm m v\nt< i p"W• i *•! immense value. A h.tigaiu
i*an be had find all the <'rop, St■> I . 'Pools, hr. ke. mi lha
pbire, ami iinmedi.de p*.“s« •‘•ion il d*-in-d. I will take NR
(i KOkiS in paym' iu . or liangf it lot lands in Western Vir
ginia l ol I ilomiatlou Hpp'v tok. NV- sin...1,1 it..mils Pillar
»r h II Powiili'y, ul J *yneklmrjj * * ' ol
Jmi*' 3 Cm if <
un >oii( i .
AllNK.lt ANTI 1UN V , .111.
A T TOR > K V A I’ I. A >V ,
Will rrpuhirlv attend the Superior and Ink-. Court. nf the
CIMllltl* ‘ ol
(ainphrll. Ilee'.foid >• n<1 l*if Isylvniiin.
Iki,im«« ent runted In (nit hit will I"' ptvinptly ut tendril t.
III. address is I .cesviils, < ampbdlinanity, >'a.
June Ii w lut il
V|.1, jterHomt inilelitetl In tlie Isle firm nfllancoek &
Allan is, .ire In rcUy notified that tire hooks, ac
iuuiiik, til-., belonging In ill! said firm, have been, liy
me, deposited III lilt- liiinds 111 lliiiijamm K. Scruggs, who
(luim is authorized to adjust, sellle and givu receipts fur
all oiiisiandmg duos.
Surviving parin'r "I llanos.'!, ^ Adams.
July 1—wdw if
Public -Totter.
5 T II J V I. V, 1 84 7.
■ OIIN .1. II ll\‘|s i, tins morning opening at Ml
• P Slore, .V/./l /fO.YV/OV'.S. to wit: l.ace Hon
oris, Il ul In ml, Hr,lid, F|,,ri nee, l.awn, See., at 371 els.,
50 els., $1, and some vny superior at ji, J'd 50 and $-5
,11.SO, Uimucl HU lons, Flutters, Laces and Luilits
I hiss floods, Hindi as
<«' i it u ft a m *. 1. a tr n *.
ViirnucH. Uttlxerinea, Sc.. Sc.,
wiili a great main other articles too tedious to mention.
(«' Il O C K II I F. S.
I have a general assortment oI'Dhoceiuks, to wit:
hi Id A K ami «: o 1' r i; E,
Salt. S/ani i'otton, Sndigo, A’e..
at very low prices. New Goods ,t ill lw received every
week throughout the season.
July 5—ts if JOLiN J. PURVIS, Agent.
ITalr/ies and Jeire/ry.
THE subscriber Ins just return*
from the Northen citie*, with a new anJ
splendid uiasurtment of Gold ami Silvei
>'atches, Hr east Pine, Finger UiepB
Bracelcis.Ear Kings, Gold Pencils fcve.
nil irf which will he sold lower than
ever before in ibis ninrket
i Nall.—All work d me with uealncKsniid despatch, and
on reasonable terms. Old Gold hnd Silver taken in ex
change fur new work.
! June 3—ifw
.10,000 at sukmjS
i or COHN W A if T U D ■
Till II’ hioln»Mt market price paid for Corn, •;< ivrrui a*
j Jl ii*\ 1 .iimIh r Il'iuse. on the canal,
i March 11— . .1 V I SACKI.TT

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