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Term* of the Enquirer.
v*. Tlx' Enquirer Is published DAILY and SEMI.
...ji KI.V. For the Dally Paper, seven dollars per an
, 31, ?hiI m ilie rale of eight dollars if taken for a short
than oue year. For the Semi-Weekly, five
V per annum, and Three Dollars for six mouths,
-.vaWr advance, to he n""1?? the office, or remitted by
?ill. port or Six Dollars per aunum at the end of
.iues to this office may be remitted per mall,
? a .,.<i an?l available Bank notes, at the risk of the Edi
tor t*f pv?*?* "/ a-'' ',M<ra !'<*'<* 4y the writers.?
palace of a ?"i*1*" I'1'" is scarcely of any account
t ihe'wrurr. It is the accumulation of postage, in an
iirn>ivr MiJiness, which operates as a serious tax
(>v n the EM
IV THE DAII.V ENftl.'IRER?For one square of
mtj-ni l.nr!", <* less, first insertion, fitly cents, and
'lfl\ suctqedmg insertion twenty-five cents?it insert
It . nre **ek, twice a week, or three times * week,
'rtv seven and a half cents.
\Finnat advertisers are charged fifty dollars for thirty
l!nrs. snil in that proportion for advertisements of a
jViirr leiicth?exceoi Lottery Venders and Auctipn
? ho are charged one hundred dollais (paper in
' |.s i'HE SEMI-WEEKLY?One square of sixteen
lin.s.or less, tirst insertion, 75 cents; for each coniiuu
ante. 50 cents.
(>r,l?i> iroin a distance must be accompanied with the
i.lvam e pay. or satisfactory references, to insure execu
yy \!l Obitunrit.i and Marriages from the Country,
wtiriirver the party's hand-writing is unknown at this
Oder. must b* authenticated by the eudorsation of the
fiistiu.iMer in the neighborhood, or they will in no case
he published. Every measure, that has been taken to
l>-f?rut impositions and quizzes, has proved heretofore
unavailing. We must, therefore, Insist, iu such a case,
upon the communication beinc certified by the name of
tue I'oslmasler. tenth n uit the back of the letter.
iN I'll ANCERY?Vi*oi*ia At a Superior Court of
' Chancery for the Richmond Circuit, held at the Ca
pitol, in the City of Richmond, on the25tli day of June,
John Sheppard, late High Sheriff of the county of
Hriirico, to whom the estate of Martin i'ate was com
mitted for administration, with the will annex
rd, Plaintiff:
Levy R. Clarke aud Lucy C. his wife, and Samuel
M Pate, Defendants.
This cause in which the plaintiff appears to have pro
ceeded against the defendants. Levy R. Clarke and
Lucy B. ins wife, who are out ul? this Commonwealth,
in the manner prescribed by law for absent defendants,
tbey still lailing to nppear and answer, came ou this
day to be heard upon ihe bill taken for confessed, a* to
the said l^evy R Clarke and Lucy B. his wife, upon the
answer of ihe defendant. Samuel M. I'ate, with gene
ral replication thereto, and upon the exhibits tiled, and
was argued hv counsel: whereupon, the Court doth ad
judge. order and decree, that one ol" the Commissioner*
of thi* Court do give notice to the creditors of Martin
Pate, deceased, hv puhlirmiiin ol (his order for eight
tvrek* in the Richmond Whig and Richmond Enquirer,
two of the newspapers published in the City of Rich
mond. and by posting the same at the door of the Court
House of the county of Henrico, and also at the Court
llouie of the said City of Richmond, on two several
t'ourt days, to produce iheir claims before him for set
tlement within the period of three mouths.
A Copy. Teste, N. P. HOWARD, Clerk.
Richmond, 15th September, 184'i. )
In fulftliHMrf of the above decree of the Superior
Court of Chancery for the Richmond Circuit, I hereby
notify the credit<*s of Martin Pate, deceased, that their
claims on his estate will have to be duly and legally au
thenticated, delivered to me in my office within the |>e
riol of three months, or bv the Ifith day of December
next ensiling. M. B. POITIaUX, M. Cwmr.
Sept. 15?cwSw
IN CHANCERY.?Viruini* In Chesterfield Circuit
1 Court, August 10th, ItMfi:
Newman Newby and Mary his wife, aud Zachariah
H.Brooks, ' Plaintiffs:
Mattbew Newby and Ann his wife. John S. Brooks,
Equlller Brooks, Richard Smith and Rebecca his wife,
Alexander laprade, Phineas Laprade, Benjamin l.a
prade, Thomas Laprade, George W. Laprade, John T.
Martin and Ann Ins wife, Thomas Cox and Phoebe his
wife, Defendants:
This day came the plaintiffs and filed (heir bill, and
the defendants, Matthew Newby and Ann his wife,
John S. Brooks, Equillrr Brooks, Richard Smith and
Rebecca his wife, Alexander Laprade, Phineas laprade,
Benjamin Laprade, and Thorna* Laprade, not having
entered their appearance and given security, according
-jo the act of Assembly and the rules of this Court, and
ii appearing bv satisfactory evidence that they are not
inhabitants of this country, it is ordered, that the said
non resident defendants appear here on the first day of
October term next, and answer the bill of the complain
ants, md that a copy of ibis order be forthwith Insetted
mi some newspaper published in the city of Richmond
f.r eight weeks successively, and posted at the front
di>or of the Court-house of this county.
A Copy?Teste.
Sept. 1?cw5.ii W. W. T. COG BILL, D. C.
IN CHANCERY. ? Vim.isiA ;?At Rule* held iu Ihe
A Clerk * oitice of the Superior Court of Chancery for
ihe Richmond Circuit, the 12th day of September, IS-JC :
Joseph R Anderson, Plaintiff:
Benjamin Churchill, and other Defendants.
The defendant above named not having entered his
appearance and given security, according to the act of
Assembly and the rules of this Court, and itnppearint:
by satisfactory evidence that he is not an inhabitant of
this Commonwealth, it is ordered, that the said defend
ant do appear at the rules to be held lor the said Court,
on th.- first Monday in December next, and answer the
bill of the plaintiff and that a ropy of this order t>e forth
with inserted in some newspaper published in the city
of Richmond for two months successively, and posted
at the front door of the Capitol m the said city.
A Copy?Teste,
Sept. 15?cw2m POWHATAN ROBERTS, D. Clk.
IN CHANCERY.?Virgihi* In Chesterfield Coun
ty Court, August luth, ItMti:
George W. laprade. Administrator de bonis non, with
the will annexed, of Jauit * Fergussou, deceased,
against Plaintiff:
Richard Fergus-on, Benjamin Fergusson, son of Fe
lix, Ceorge Fergusson, Neheiniah Fergussmi, Benjamin
Fergusson.soti ol Robert, Joseph K. Krownly and his
wile Judith, in tlieir proper persons; also, John Fergus
son, Sarah Fergussou and Julia Fergussoti, infants of
tender years, Defendants.
This day came ihe plaintiff, by Counsel, and filed his
lull, and the defendants, Joseph K. Brownly and Judith
his wife, not having entered their appearnnce and given
security, according to the act of Assembly and the rules
?if this Court, and it ap|iearing by satisfactory evidence
(hat they nre not inhabitants of this Commonwealth, it
is ordered that the said defendants do appear here on
the lir.st day of the next November term, and answer the
bill of the plaintiff; and that a copy of this order be
forthwith inserted in some newspaper published in the
city of Rvtumotid for two months successively, and post
ed at the frojil door of ill'* Court-house of this county.
A Copy?Teste,
Aug. t??cw9m I'. POINDEXTER, C.
IN CHANCERY.?Virginia At Rules held in Die !
* Clerk's Office of the Circuit Superior Court of Law
and Chancery for Coochlaud county, on the 3d day of
August, 1840:
Mary J. Terry, formerly Mary J. Poor, by John ?\.
Poor, her next friend, ? Plaintiff:
William B Terry and Jane Poor, Pefendantp.
Bill filed, and the defendant, William it. Terry, not
having entered his appearance and given security, ne
cording to the act of Assembly and the rules of this
Court, and it appearine by satisfactory evidence that he
is not an inhabitant of this Commonwealth, it is ordered,
that the said defendant, William B. 'JVrry, do appear
here, at the rules to be held for the said Court, on the
first Monday in November next, and answer ilie plain
tiff's bill; and that a copy of this order be forthwith in
serted in some newspaper published in the city of Rich
mond, and continued for two months successively, and
l>o>i?*d at ill*1 front d??>r of the Court-house ot this conn -
ty. A Copy?Teste,
Aug. 25?cw2m NAR. W. MILLER, Clk.
IN CHANCERY.?Vmnixi* :?In Hanover County
Court, July Si9th, 184fi :
John W. Kovi-ter, Mary R. Royster, and Samuel R.
Royster, Plaintiffs:
Thomas Cocke and Frances A. his wife, Mary R.
iVoodsoii, Christopher II. Holland and Caroline M. hn
wife. Frances R. Woodson, John W. Woodson. Samuel
A. Woodson and Harriet E. Woodson, Jamet. M. fJreeii
and Susan H. Ins wife, and Francis Page, late Sheriff of
Hanover, Administrator of Mary Koyster, deceased,
For reasons appearing lo the Couit, the order made in
this cause on the 2fith day of May, 1840, is revoked and
annulled; and the Court doth adjudse, order and decree,
that Alexander It. Royster, late of the countv of Hano
ver, son of William and Slaty Royster, who is alleged
in the complainant's bill to have removed from the State
of Virginia many years since, and, after diligent enqui
ry, not to have been heard of, lor now more than seven
years, or hi? representatives, do appear here on the first
day of October Court next, and answer the complain- j
ant's bill, or the Court will presume the said Alexander
H. Royster to be dead intestate, and without heirs or
distributees; and that a copy of tins order be ni-erted for j
eight weeks successively in the Richmond Enquirer be
fore the first day of October Court.
A Copy?Teste,
Aug. 25?cw8w WM. O. WINSTON, C. II. C.
IN CHANCERY?ViRoini* :?At a Superior Court of
Chancery for the Richmond Circuit, held at the Ca
pital in the City of Richmond, June 25th, 1846 ;
Peter Hawkins, Joseph Hawkins and Mary Jane
Hawkins, Plaintiffs r
Renjaiuiii Sheppard, late Sheriff of Henrico county,
and, ?s such, administrator of Ca:sar Hawkins, de
ceased, Ann U. Carter, administratrix of Henrj L.
t arter, deceased, I'eter Sheppard, Rosanna S'lep.nrd
ana William Sheppard, children and heits of Mary
Bheppard, who was Mary Hawkins, Argyle Walker
Rn? iitliw! wlio was Martha Hawkins,
^ r ai Ma,Um Hawkins, infants nude-the
!Krrflin ? by Nathaniel P. Howard, iheir
Hawkins and Pr1""n ,n lhi* *????,Char.oUe
Hawkins, and fredertck Marx, administrator of \larv
Sheppard, sometimes called Mary Hawkins of Susan
II.Wkln.and of Betsey Hawkins/ Uef^Lu"
This cause came on this day, l.y consent of the idult
parties by their counsel respectively, and of the ii la .t
defendants by their guardian ad litem, to be leant
upon the bOI and amended bill of the plaintiffs an
swers of alt the defendants to the said bills reilica
iioiis to those answers and exhibits filed, and wis ar
trued by counsel: on consideration whereor, the Court
doth adjudge, order and decree, that all person* who
'nay have claims against the estates of Cesar Havkins
^'PPard, sometimes called Mary Hawkiiu. Su
a,,d BetM,y Hawkins, deceased, to ex
went Z?n' bt"r?r? Commissioner Poitiaux for ;ett!e
order'kp ??!!,? ' fr?tn H>is date, and Hut this
Whig ann,,'t.'",(1 !"r ei*hl WW,,W ^ "><* Ricsmond
printed in the r K,,1uirer. two of the newspapers
prinita ill \\%t . ? VI me iirwi^Mfirrs
front door of th. X of R,<"hniond, and be posted at the
the Court Hou*. ,r"Ii,loUM of 841(1 ri,y; and also of
Court days, and the jnr,co ro,,nty> on two several
ed to take and rctK,rt. ' """"'"toner is hereby dlrect
aud all debts which n * ? kLu Cmm an account of any
either of the estate*' ar l"uv,"d before him against
proved, to report that fact^.K' J?nd ,f none <uch ^
A Copy. Teste
KT Whig requestcd'to copy ' R0.B??. D C.
?? July 28?cw0w
^NCler"iNOffliYriy,'^"Ur'~At RuIm h,ld ,n lhe
and Chaifrerv ftv ?ri Circuit s"P?rlor Court of Law
"rsas-^ '
Sh^iTan^rit' W: *??* individually, and a,
Sarah 8hurld% Ad'?'?<?rator of the Estate of
hi? ajp^r^nc^o'd R?l>erl Shurlds> 001 having entered
2E2KXA S'V?" ,e5url,y? according to the art
ins bv Matiwwl Court, and it appear
nt J !y evidence that lie is not an inhabi.
rdo i , 0,1 'i ordert,d- "'at the said defend
S W^f i f0,,lt ( Judge of the said Circuit Supe
nert^m and Chanccry on Hie first day of lhe
! a rnnl .T.vf "d J"8"" ??? bill of the plaintiff; and that
tint J!??.Mi'? "I [*e f'Vthxvith inserted in some news
! kuccessi vJ!? n n i" Sity ?f Richmond for two month*
I hni]j? < fM , posted at the front door of the Court
. o. """V- A Copy-Teste,
I Ju'ya<?cwam john r. carv, c. e.
I I'cierk'.1^1(2pRVl~Vl"?,l?l*:?At Rules held in the
1 =..Vf?h Office of the Circuit Su|wrior Court of I.iiv
i and Chancery for Cumberland county, on Mondav, tlie
| 7th day ?.! .September, 1846:
j John R. Wilsrn, Administrator of Elizabeth Stone,
! d?^ed, Plaintiff:
John \V. Wilson, Executor of Robert Ferguson, de
ceased, Robert lllackbourn and Lucy his wife, William
u John Hickcrson, Thomas Powers and
Hugh Kaine, Defendant*
The defendants. Robert Blackbourn and J.ucy Ulurk
bonrn his wife, V\ m. P. liickerson, Jno. Hickerson ond
t nomas Powers, not having eiilere.l their appearance
and given security, according to the act of Assembly
and the rules of this Court, and it appearing by satis
factory evidence that they are not inhabitants of this
I Commonwealth, it is ordered, that lhe said defendants
do appear at rules to be held in the Clerk's Offise of the
said Court, on the first Monday in Junuary next, and
answer the bill of the plaintiff, and tiiat a copy of this
older be forthwith inserted in some newspaper publish
ed iu the city of Richmond for two months successive
I ly, and posted at the fiont door of the Court-house of
( this county A Copy?Teste,
Sept. 18?cwSn B. I!. WOODSON, D. C.
| I^iH'.'fnIIERX~1V,*0,NI* : At held in Hub
ii.J Jr.. " Office of the Superior Court of Chancery for
1811. - " C rCUl1' ,,,r iwven,h day of September, J
Benjamin Johnson, William Moss and Judith his
, wife, Claiborne Thomas and James Thomas, Plaintiffs: I
Anthony Thomas and other Defendants.
1 iie defendant above named not having entered his
appearance and given security according to the act of
Assembly and lhe rules of this Court, and it appearing
Ijy satisfactory evidence thai he is not an inhabitant of
tins I oiinnon wealth, it is oidered, that the said defend
ant c!<? appear at the rule* to be holder) for lhe said
| Limit (in the first Monday in December next, am! an
i ?uer toe bill of the plaintiffs; and that a copy of this or- <
!??hfVHh iimerteil in ?ome newspaper published i
ill the City of Richmond, for two months successively
and posted at the front door of the Capitol iu the said 1
c,l>- A Copy. Teste,
Sept. 10?cwSm
I I Clelk^V;-}''1 * KuIesTiolden in the
l Cosby, Mills Cosbv, Miles Cosby,
John Cosbv and Dempsey Cosby, Defendants,
i he defendants not having entered their appearance
and given security, according to theatt of Asseuil.lv
j and the rules of this Court, and it appearing bv satisfae
1 n' inl T 'h?t they are not inhabitants of "this roun
! Iivnr V,'v i'l , V d"aW>ear here on the first
I 2?i .?, ?exl, and answer the plaintiff's
| bill, and that a ropy of this order be forthwith inserted
in some newspaper published in lhe city of Richmond 1
for two months successively, and posted at the front I
door of the Court-house of this county,
c A Copy?Teste,
Sept. 18?cw2m Uji. EDWARDS, C. C. '
PlM?rlk^Tffi,RV7.y,*2l',,A1: ,tu,es held in the
,i o i 0,rlce ?f t.' e Superior Court of Chancery for
jheRichnioitd Circuit, the twelfth day of September. j
this Commonwealth, it is ordered, that the 1 7f f
ant do appear at the rules to be held for the said Court
on the first Monday i? December next. and answer the
forthwHi*Inl^'rt''J 1 na'"'at * C?P>' ?f t,"!' orUer ?-e
Citv of r Z?,h V?"," newspaper published in the
U I . r tw" months succcssivelv and
ported at the front door of the Capitol in the said city
Atopy. Teste.
sv,.,. i8-..2.,rm"ATAN i:""ei!ts'
: Al""" rairs;
1/itrK s Otlice ol the Mipenor Court of Chancerv f<ir
t64fiR ,,,,0"d C,rcuU? lljr lw?-'fth day of September,
lJa"a,?r'e- Plaintiff: '
The Protection Insurance Company of Hartford in
the State of Connecticut, and another Defendants.
I he defendants above named not having entered their
afr.^r??CC a'l ?give" Sl'curil.v according to the act of
Assembly anil the rules of this Court, and it aiiDtariiie
thisV-nmm^ry ,,v!d15nc<' ?hai tlwv are not inhabitants of
this Commonwealth, it is ordered, that the said defend
lu t"hI?iwPiPMlr aithe rnM 10 '"*ld fw "!K Court
mil ?f II ? ,yrU PCember next, and answer the
torthu ith inserted'^n#3 C"P>' of l,,i* ?>e
City of Richmond PrT'" "?,w"P"?'er Published in lhe
. y 't'climond, tor two months successively and
posted at the iront door of the Capitol in the said city
A Copy. Teste,
* . .a ? Powhatan Roberts, d. cik.
S-ept. 18?cw2m '
?Virginia At Rules held in the
Clerk s Office of the Superior Court of Chancery for
the Richmond Circuit, the lid day of August, 181fi:
Allen H. Mill', Marshall R. Stafford and Charles
Hubbell, late merchants and partners, trading under the
name of Mills, Stafford and Company, Plaintiffs:
Frederick Oriffmg, and other Defendants
The defendant above named not having entered his
appearance and given security, according to the act of
Assembly and the rules of this Couit, and it appearing
by satisfactory evidence that he is not an inhabitant of
this Commonwealth, it is ordered, that thu said defend
ant do appear at the rules to be held for the said Court,
in the Clerk s Office thereof, on the first Monday in No
vember next, und answer the bill of the plaintiffs; a,id
that a copy of this order be forthwith inserted in some
newspaper published in the rity of Richmond for two
months successively, and posted at the front door of the
Capitol in the said city. A Copy?Teste
Aug. 31?cw2m N. P. HOWARD, Clk.
IN CHANCERY.? Vibciha.? At Rules holden in the
1 Clerk's Otfice of tlje Circuit Superior Court of Law
and Chancery fur the county of Charlotte, the 4th day
of August, 1646:
Elisha Uarksdale, jr., Armistead Burksdale, Anthony
Sydnor and Iticharil I'. Waller, lale merchants and
j partner?, tradiiic under the firm and style of Barksdale,
Waller & Co., who sue for the benefit of Win. S. Barks
dale, rtainiiira -
Rn. Ittackwell and Ro. U. Cole, Defendants.
The defendant, Robert Rlackwell, not having en
i tered his uppearance, according to the act of Assembly
and the rule* of this Court, and it appearing by sat is -
I' factory ev.denre that lie is not an inhabitant of litis *
Commonwealth, it is ordered, that the said defendant
do appear here, at rules to be hidden for the said Couri, j
on the first Monday in November next, and enter his I
' appearance, and answer the plaintiffs bill; mid that a
| copy of this order be inserted in some newspaper pub- |
I lish'ed in the city of Richmond or town of Lynchburg i
for two months successively, and posted at the front
door of the Court-house of the said county.
A Copy?Teste,
Aug. 21?cw2m WINS LOW ROBINSON, C. C.
AT a Court of Quarterly Session begun and held for ;
New Kent County, at the Court House thereof, on
Thursday, the 13th day of August, 1046:
On the motion of James Woodtm, Jr., who married :
Rebecca C. Sinter, daughter of .Meredith Slater, de
ceased, and who is one of the distributees of the said
Meredith Slater: It appearing to the Court ihat more
than two years have elapsed since the qualification of
Richmond T. t.acy as the administrator of Meredith
Slater, deceased : it is ordered, that all peiaons having
claims against the estate of Meredith Slater, decease-.!,
do exhibit the same for settlement, to the said Kichinoi d
T. l.acy, administrator of Meredith Slater, deceased,
before the 10th day of November, 1840; and that a copy
of this order be inserted for eight weeks in the Rich
mond Whig and Richmond Enquirer, and another copy
thereof be posted at the Court House door of this coun
ty on two several Court davs.
Sept. 4?cw4w '
JOHN W. WILSON, Executor of Robert Ferguson, j
deceased, Robert Itlackbourn and Lucy Blarkbourn j
his wife, William I'. Hickerson, John Hicketson, Tito- I
mas Powers and Illicit Raitte:?Take notice, that I i
"hall proceed, on Monday, the tilth day of October,
! 1*4H, between the hours of 6 o'clock in the morning j
and 6 o'clock in the evening, at the house of Edward I
| Berry, in Jackson county, and State of Alabama, to ;
I take the depositions of John Berry, Anna Berry, Mary
Retry, Edward llerry, and others, to be read as evidence |
in a suit in Chancery, depending in the Circuit Superi- ;
or Court of Law and Chanrcty for Cumberland counly,
and State of Virginia, in which suit John R Wilson, '
administrator of Elizabeth Stone, deceased, in Plaintiff,
and you are defendants. Audi shall also proceed, on
Monday, the 2d day of November, 1843, between the
hours of G o'clock in the morning and 6 o'clock in the
evening, at the house of Harris I'ryor, in Roane county,
and Slate of Tennessee, to take the depositions of Har
ris Pryor, Alvey Lockett, Robert Williams, nnd others,
to be read as evidence in the above named suit. And I
shall also proceed, on Wednesday, the lfiih dHV of De
cember, 1846, at the Court honse'of Carroll county, in
the State of Arkansas, between the hours of 6 o'clock
in the morning and 6 o'clock in the evening, to take the
depositions of William Goforih, Hulda Coforth, and
others, to be read as evidence in the above named suit.
And f (hall also proceed, on Friday, the 1st day of Ja
nuary, 1847, at the Court-house of Barry connty, in the
State of Missouri, betwten the hours of 6 o'clock in the
?nornlng and fi o'clock in the evening, to take the de
positions of Price McMurtry, Barbara McMurtry, and
others, to be read as evidence in the above named suit.
If, from any cause, the taking of the depositions at the
respective times and places above specified should not
be completed, they will be continued from day to day?
not exceeding three days at each place?until finished;
at which times and places you can attend if you think
proper. JOHN R. WILSON,
Administrator of Elizabeth Stone, deceased.
Sept. 18?elm
]Y|R. JOHN D. ANDREWS?Sir: You being a non
resident of this Commonwealth, I take this me
thod to notify you, that, on the 25th day of September
next, at my dwelling house. In the county of Hanover,
and State of Virginia, I shall take the deposition of
Reubin Nurkols, to be read as evidence in a suit in
Chancerv, depending in the Circuit Superior Court of
Law and Chancery lor Hanover county, wherein I am
plaintiff and you are defendant. If from any cause the
deposition be not taken on that day, it will be taken the
next day,or so soon thereafter as the cause of failure to
take it be removed. Your? &c
FTWIE annual commencement at this Institution will
* | take place on Wednesday, the twenty-third day of
September, IMG. On the 24tli,addresses before tlie so
cieties are expected from President Garland of Randolph
.Macon College, L.Tazewell, Esq., of Lunenburg, and
Reverend Mr. Uoge of Richmond.
The Trustees are requested to attend their annual
meeting on the 23d, (the day before the commencement,)
at 10 o'clock, A. M.
At the meeting of the Board on the 21st August, the
Reverend E. Ballentine, Dr. P.J. Mettauer, and Oil. S.
Venable, Esq , were elected Piofessors of the College.
Hampden Sidney College, September 4?cw4w
rpilE next Annual Session of the University will com
.mence on the 1st October, and continue., without
interruption, until the 311th June. The Faculty is com
posed us follows:
GESSNER HARRISON, Professor of Ancient Lan
M. SCHALB DE VERE, Professor of Modern Lan
EDWARD II. COURTENAY, Professor of Mathe
WILLIAM B. ROGERS, Professor of Natural Phi
ROBERT E. ROGERS, Professor of Chemistry and
Materia Medica.
JAMES L. CABELL, Professor of Anatomy and Sur
liENRV HOWARD, Professor of Medicine.
WILLIAM II. McGUFFEY, Professor of Moral Phi
JOHN B MINOR, Profrssor of Law.
To be admitted into the University, the student must
he sixteen years of age; but the Faculty are authorized
to dispense with this requisition in the case of applica
tion for admission by two brothers, one of whom may
be under the age of sixteen.
If the applicant for admission has been a student at
any other incorporated Seminary, lie cannot be received
into the University unless he produces a certificate
from such Seminary, or other satisfactory evidence, to
the Faculty, with respect to his general good conduct.
The whole necessary expenses, exclusive of clothes,
books and pocket money, are estimated as follows:
Board, including furniture and attendance, for nine
months, $100
Fees, if a single Professor be attended, $50; if two,
$30 for each, ifthree, or inore, $35 each, say 75
Fuel and candles, to hi furnished by the Proctor at
cost, and 5 per cent, commission, estimated, if
cully one student in the dormitory, at $30, if two
in the same room, at 15
Rent of an entire dormitory, $16; for half, if occu
pied by two students, fl
Use of library and public rooms, 15
(Good washing may be had at from S to 10 dollars per
the session.]
In I lie Medical Department, the session is of the same
length as the Academic session?nine months?which
enables the students to complete a curriculum of studies
as extensive as that of any other Medical Institutions in
the Union, by attending only two lectures a day. They
have, moreover, the advantage of daily rigid examina
tions on the subjects discussed in the d ? ity lectures.
The expenses of the Medical students are the same
as those of other students, with the addition of a dis
secting fee of $5. WM. S. KEMPER,
Proctor and Patron of the University of Virginia.
July 14?cwtlstOct
~~ "school at~clifton.
ON the l?t day of September next, I shall open a
St IkkiI for Boys at Clifton, in the county of Cum
berland, under the instnicilon of Mr. Nathaniel C. Burt,
a graduate of Princeton College.
As it is my object to give my own sons a thorough
preparation for College, I have obtained satisfactory
evidence of Mr. Burt's competency to give instruction
in the Latin and Greek Languages and Mathematics, as
well as of his moral and religious character.
I wish to receive as hoardrrs in my family five or six
Boys, of good moral character.
They will he provided with a conveyance for atieud
inir public worship every Sabhalh day, in the Presbyte
rian and Episcopal Churches, alternately; and Sabbath
exercises will b*- required of (hem at home.
The situation of Clifton, beinc elevated, and beyond
the influence of the river, has always been remarkably
TERMS.?For Board and Tuition, including bedding,
lights, washing, itc., and stationary, $200 per annum
one half payable in advance, the balance at the com
mencement of the second session of five monlhs.
My address is Cartersville.
'1^ HE duties of my School will be resumed on the first
A of October next, and continued (III 301 b April. The
Course of siudy, and the method of instruction, are de
signed thoroughly to train and develope the intellec
tual powers, and to furnish the minds of the youth with
such an amount of useful knowledce, as to prepare
them for the junior class in Co lege, or for the Univer
sity,or for the active duties of life.
It will ever be an object of prime importance w ith
the undersigned, to promote the health and comfort of
Ins pnpils, to inculcate correct, moral and religions
principles, and thus to lay the foundation for such char
acters, as shall command the confidence and esteem of
the public.
THE terms:
For Board, including bedding and lights, - S~0
For Tuition, ....... 81
For session of 7 months?payable in advance.
Address?Cumberland Court House, Virginia.
Reference may be had to any of the following gentle
men, viz : Messrs. William Thornton, John Miller,
Dr. John Trent, E. J. Carrinaton, II. P. Irving, P.
Jones, Col. Parish, Rev. Dr. Leach, Rev. J. S. Armis
tead of this county; Col. Aug. Leltwich. Lynchburg.
Cumberland, September lft?cw3w
UNDER thfi superintendence nf Mrs. LUCY Y.
OR AY, will be reopened fol the reception of
|>ii|>ils on the first Monday in October, IrMfi. Tlir course
of instruction which has been so successfully pursued
for many years past will lie continued by her, aided by
well qualified teacher* of both sexes. Applications
may be made for Boarding or l>ay Scholars to the Prin
cipal. Terms as heretofore.
'i'appabannock, Vs., r-ept.-V, I64f? c2aw4w
THK noil session of this School will commence on
the 15th October, ensuing, and continue till the
close of August, JH17, embracing a period of ten and a
half months. All the branches of a thorough Medical
Education, theoietical and practical, and in accordance
with modern improvements and discoveries, are taught
In this Institution.
A course in the Institute, places its students on (he
footing of sccond course students, and renders them
eligible for graduation, after attending one full course of
four months in the Washington University of Balti
more, one of the best Medical Schools in this country.
During the term, students have frequent opportuni
ties of witnessing important sureical operations in a
private Infirmary connected with the Institute, as well
in the hotels and hoarding houses of the neighborhood.
The fee forafull course will he $I2U?payubleon en
tering the School. Excellent board, with lodging, fuel,
lights, washing, tc., quite convenient, can be had for
SKI per month. The whole of the necessary expense
may be stated at $200; that is, for board, tuition and
F. J. METTAUER, A. M., M. D.
Prince Edward Court House, Va, Aug. 1<I?cwtlstOct.
|>ROFESSOR J. C. S. MONK I'R, M. D., Theory and
* Practice of Medicine.
Professor E- FOREMAN, M. D., Chemistry.
" CIIAS. B GIBSON, M. D , Surgery.
" \V. T. Wilson, M. D., Therapeutics and Ma
teria Medirn.
" W. T. LEONARD, M. D., Anatomy.
" WM. II. STOKES, M. [)., Obstetrics and Me
dical Jurisprudence.
WAKEMAN BRYARLY. M. D., Demonstrator of Ana
The Annual Course of Lectures will commence on
the last MONDAY in October next, and continue four
Fees for a full Course of Lectures, $00
Matriculation fee, 5
Diploma fee, 20
Demonstrator's fee (optional.) 10
Students of Medicine can be received a? Boarders in
apartments attached to the Hospital.
Address all communications to
Baltimore, Sept. 22?cCt E. FOREMAN, Dean.
ON the first day of October next, the subscriber will
open a School for boys and young men, at the resi
dence of his father, two miles above Thompson's x
Roads, in the county of !<oilisa.
The direct object of this School la to prepare young
men for admission into the University of Virginia,
while, at the same time, it will afford those who do not
intend to pursue a collegiate course of study, an oppor
tunity of acquiring a good classical and scientific edu
The catalogue of studies embraces the Ancient and
Modern Languages, Mathematics, Chemistry. Natural
and Moral Philosophy, Belles Lettres and 1/Ogic.
Terms For tuition, board, Ste., per session of five
months, $15
The suhsciiber has had some experience in teaching,
and gave, it Is believed, entire satisfaction to his em
ployers. He is an Alumnus of the University of Vir
ginia, and lias in his |Kis?ession ample testimonials of
his competency to give instruction in the afore-mention
ed branches. For further particulars, address him at
Thompson's H Roads, Louisa.
Refekemces Dr. Win. II. McGufTey, University of
Virginia; Dr. G. Harrison. University of Virginia; Mr.
Lucian Minor, Louisa; llev. R. L. Dabney, University
of Virginia. Aug. 14?cilstOct.
A YOUNG LADY from Maryland, who has hem
teaching for several years in private families, and
whose present engagement ejpires on the 31st October
next, desires to obtain a situation, either in a private fa
mily or public school, where she can enjoy facilities for
attending public worship.
She is qualified to give instruction in all the oranrhes
of an English Education usually taught; In Botany, Che
mistry, iic., and the elements of the French Language,
together with plain and ornamental Needle Work
Refer to Rev. Peyton Hamilton, Cartersville P. O.,
Cumberland county; Gen. S. II. Cocke, 7 Island P. O.,
Fluvanna; Philip St- George Cocke, Jefferson P. O.,
Powhatan; Wm. Maxwell, Esq., and Rev. Wm. S. Plu
mer, D. D., Richmond.
The young lady above referred to has taught in our
families for six years past, and It gives us much pleasure
to add our testimony to her competency as a tsarher
and excellence of character.
Aug. 21?cwfrw PHILIP ST. GEO. COCKl.
I WILL pay the above reward for the apprehension
and delivery to me, or the confinement in jail, so
that I get him, my man MARTIN, who left my Farm,
near Johnson's Springs, Goochland county, about the
firstofMay. He is about six feet high, a dark Mulatto,
square shoulders, about 57 years old, and speaks quick
when spoken to?can spell, and read a little. He has a
wife at Mr. David Anderson's Farm, near Yanceyville,
in Louisa county. CHARLES FORD.
July 10?cwtf
Thursday ."Ylornins. September 24,1840.
The news from Washington and by yesterday's
New Orleans mail, leave but little room lor doubt
that the Mexican government dc facto have reject
ed the offer ol peace so magnanimously and wise
i ly tendered by our Government. L nder the head
of "Important from Mexico, ' the N. O. Courier
publishes the following interesting particulars:
A letter has been received by a highly respec
table commercial house in this city, Irom Vera
Cruz, dated September 5, which states that the
Mexican Executive has rejected the overtures ol
our government lor a treaty ol peace, on the
ground that the subject ol peace cannot be treated
of by the bxeeutive without th<- sanction of Con
gress, and that the Congress will not be in session
till the mnnth of December.
We a'?'ohear from the same source that the
Mexic:..i troops at S;m Louis Potosi have been
' ordered not t<~. march toward* Monterey.
It is an interesting question, to be solved by fu
I ture advices Irom Mexico, whether this rejection
of the overtures of our Government was approved
by Santa Anni, and whether in (act he was at
the moment presiding over the Government.
We believe the proposal ol our Government in
volved no suspension ol hostilities till the conclu
sion and ratification of a treaty?and this may
j have been th? motive of the Mexican Govern
' menttbr rejet'ing the offer. The rejection, how
| evcri isnf no consequence, and indicates no sign
1 of th'e future course of the Mexican Government,
i unless it was sanctioned by Santa Anna, who is
probably at 'he head of the Government.
; Upon thtse statements the Picayune comments
1 as follows.
| "The Cjurier 9eems to think it doubtful whe
ther this rjcction ol the overtures ol ourGovern
i ment was approved by Santa Anna, and whether
; in lact he was at the moment presiding over the
j Government. The representations which have
| I een made to us on this subject, both verbally and
! by letter, are to the effect that Santa Anna was
' actually nthe city of Mexico, and really, though
! not ostensibly. controlling the action of the Gov
ernment This we stated yesterday, but have
since se.Mi in the Mobile llerald a letter which
says Sana Anna was still at Jalapa. However
this nin? be, we cannot doubt, upon r(-perusing a
letter w.iicli we received on Monday from an i th
ccr of the navy, that Gen. Santa Anna does in
Jact control the Government of M?,xi?*o. If, how
ever, a iy advantage can be gained by him heie
alter tr>m disavowing the course which General
Salas and the Mexican Cabinet have pursued,
Santa Anna is precisely the man to make such
| disavowal. He is a monster of duplicity, and
I his affected reluctance to assume the reins of
! power it once and openly, tnav b ? a subterfuge
! by which to escape Irom the lulttlui nt of pledges
which l.e has given. That this reluctance is af
! fected, is false and hollow, we have no doab'; the
onlv question with us is, who is 'o bo made the
victim ol his duplicity!"
All must admit, that the ground set up by the
acting Government ol Mexico ol the want ol
power is utterly without excuse. It is folly in
the present Government, the creature of a milita
ry revolution, to talk of constitutional limitations.
The people have had nothing to do with the late
revolution?it is the work of the soldiery alone;
and, as they have seized the reins of Government
and invested their favoiite with ?overeign power,
he might properly use his discretion in securing
a peace to the nation on as favorable terms as
they can well expect to obtain it. The course ol
Santa Anna is a strange one. He is evidently
playing a deep game. He wishes to sound the
popular mind?but in throwing away the rich op
portunity presented him ol sett! ins this difficulty, he
will find that he will involve himself and his na
tion in imminent peril. From his reply to Gen.
Salas, quoted in the summary of the Union, he
does not commit himself to peace or war. His
object is to watch the passing events and plant
himself in power as firmly as possible. Uot will
not such a vacillating course weaken his inilu
ence with the army, who have called him Iroin
exile to the head of affairs! Would it not have
been a sounder policy iu him to strike boldly on
the one side or the other; for peacc or for war
with the United States! As things stand, he
will be made responsible for the acts of his
instruments in the acting government?but, at
the same time, he will lo.-e all the credit of having
taken the lead in the movement.
Bui, whatever construction may be plarcd up
on the acts of himself or the men in power, there
is little doubt that Mexico has rejected the olive
branch offered to her. Upon what terms or upon
what excusc she may have passed by the oppor
tunity of closing the controversy, it is a matter of
but little importance for our government to know
or to regard. We have long enough tried the rf
fice of conciliation towards such a people and
such a Government. But one course, it seems
to us, remains for us to pursue. The cup of con
ciliation has now, wr conccivc, been drained to
the bottom; and we should no longer be deceived
by the fair promises and treacherous duplicity of
Mexico. As she will not listen to reason, we
must address to her the arguments of force, and
compel her to see the folly ol her course and ac
| knowledge the justice of our demands. By sea
! and by land, new and more vigorous measures
| will be taken to Inrce her into terms, and her refu
! sal of a liberal offer will but stimulate the energies
' of both aims ofthe scrvice. Thus far, Gen. Tay
j lor has acted with the utmost liberality towards
' the people of Mexico. In purchasing their pro
visions for the army at their own exorbitant pri
ces, he has really supported bountifully the ene
mies ol our country. Now that the Mexican
Government have rejected our pacific proposi
tions, is it unreasonable that hereafter he'should
make the invaded country sustain his marching
! troops!
We hope to see the war now carried on with all
the vigor and energy in our power. The time lor
moderate measures has passed bv. We have
now secured the necessary arrangements to con
quer the country and obtain justice for all our
grievances, and the nation demands a short and
a decisive war. We cannot believe that it will
be disappointed. Will not every true patrio1
sanction these views, and utterly reprobate the
following disgraceful sentiments of ihe N. Y.
Tribute, which calls itself American, but deserves
to be ranked among the most rabid supporters ol
".Mexico has turned anoiher leal in the record
ol our disgrageful War! She refuses to negoti
ate lor Peace until our f>rce? are withdrawn
from her territory. A nd ic/io cunhlavi? hrr, or re
fuse to acknowledge that her couise is dictated by
justice, honor and self-respect? With what na
tion would ire consent to treat (or Peace wiih her
troops invading our territory and her -hip;- block
adins our ports? Should we not resard theverv
proposal to negotiate under such circumstances
as [he most aggravated insult ?
"It may be madness for Mexico, in her weak
ness, thus to stand upon her honor, when she has
every reason to believe thai her refusal to nego
tiate will subject her to a still farther invasion ol
her territory, and the loss ol tnany more valu
able lives, with no prospect whatever ol being
able to expel us ultimately from her soil, but who
will say that in this particular her conduct is not
patriotic, high-minded and chivalious?
' The reason assigned by the Administration
for refusing to withdraw our forces from Mexieo
simultaneously with the uffer of peace, was thai,
in case the proposal should be rejected, we should
be involved in great expense in renewing the
war. Miserable plea ! There would not in that
case have been the slightest danger of the rejec
tion of the offer; but suppose it had been other
wise, how could that justify us in making the of
fer under conditions involving self-degradation on
the part of Mexico?
"Thus much we deem it righ' to say, on thr
supposition that all the facts essential to a correct
judgment are before us; and here for the present
we rest and await farther developments."
But, say some, Great Briiain has offered her
mediation, and we should lose yet more time in
negotiating through that channel. We have al
ready expressed our decided objection to such an
interference of European powers. Our policy is
I to avoid all such "entangling alliances," and de
i cline all connection with the "balance-of-power"
] diplomatists. We are engaged in a jn*t war,
j andwecau manage our own airairs better and
; more safely than through the intervention of na
| tions, whose policy on ihe question of annexa
j lion we have many reasons to suspect and avoid,
j The National Intelligencer gives the cue, and
[ would make the American Government the sup
i pie dependant upon European diplomacy, when,
in iclation to the British offer of mediation, it
, declares, "As ihe war with Mexico xeoi begun
; wilhoulany mlcipuitc cause, and is continued with
| out any adequate object, icc believe t/iul the ichide
j cuuntty (all the paying part of it, at least) will
rejoice at ANY INTERVENTION which shall
bring it toan early and reputable end."
j The Union severely rebukes this anti-Ameri
can sentiment, this inexcusable . sault upon the
i justice of its own country in ihe midst of a fo
reign war, and throws out the following signifi
! cant question, which, conclusive in itself, will be
I properly responded to by the patriotism of the peo
j Pl?:
"Why due- the intelligencer 'remember to for
get' that we have ourselves offered negotiation to
Mexico; and, therefore, that independently ot all
other reasons, any mediation on the part of any
foreign nation was unnecessary1?"
I Tuesday night's Union makes the following
j comment on the Tribune's article :
"The New York Tribune does not thus hesi
tate to take the side of Mexico against its own
country, knowing full well that Mexico is one of
the most dilatory and unceitain powers in the
world?that her policy is procrastination?that
: she deals in swelling pronunciumtnlos andeva
' sive diplomacy?that her whole intercourse with
j ourselves proves such to be the general charac
i terof her negotiations?and that to ourselves, tin
! derthe circumstances in which we are placed,
j delay would prove incalculable in expense, inef
j ficient in its results, mischievous in every aspect.
It would almost disband our army of volunteers;
their twelve months' service might expire, before
the protracted negotiation could come to an end.
In view of these consequences, the President de
, clarcd in his messaze to Congress, whilst he an
nounced his tender of the negotiation, that he
; would consent to no annistice, and to no ce?sa
l;<>n of arms, until ihe Treaty of Pcace was
! made and ratified. Such is the true policy we
| are bound to pursue. And yet the New York
Tribune is absurd enough to appeal to the pride
of Mexico against any negotiation which docs
not involve the withdrawal of our advancing
| troops from her territories, and our navy from
i her waters.
j " Hut the New York Tribune takes grounds for
Mexico, which, as far as we aie advised, she does
' not lake for herself. Whatever decision she has
made, it any, has not ygt transpired before the
A Democratic District Convention at Centre
ville, Alabama, has unanimously nominated J.
S. F. Cottrell ot Lowndes for Congress, in place
of Win. L. Yancey, Esq , resigned. The con
vention then adopted a resolution, "highly appre
ciating the magnanimous conduct of James M.
Calhoun, in permitting his name to be withdrawn
from before this convention as a candidate, in or
der to secure the harmony of the Democratic par
It will be an easy triumph, as the Whig candi
date has had the boldness to sustain the explod
ed Tarill of 181*2. The same convention pass
ed resolutions appiobatory of the President's
course and of the great measures which have
i distinguished his Administration.
Alter all, ii seems that we are not yet to have
{ tin" electric telegraph through our city. It will
proceed to New Orleans down the Ohio and Mis
i sis.sippi, instead of by the main Southern route,
i li i? Haiti that Mr. D, Bravo, ol New Orleans,
has completed his arrangements lor the extension
I ol the telegraph from Philadelphia to New Or
{ leans. According to the New York Herald, the
entitc line will be completed in a few months:
"It intends from Philadelphia to ilarrisbur?,
j Pittsburg, Wheeling, Cincinnati, Louisville, St.'
Louis, Nashville, Memphis, Vicksburg, Natchez
! to New Orleans. This line will comprise two !
| companies, one extending from Philadelphia 10 1
! St. Louis, and the other; formed by Mr. Bravo,
i Irom St. Louis to New Orleans."
We have received from D. Applelon & Co.,
! New York, through Messrs. Nash & YVoodhouse
i ol this City, two well-printed volum-s, viz:
hnwlnn Parsonage, a Tale hy the author of
I Gertrude, Amy Herbert, &c.: edited by Reverend J
| W. Sewell, B. D., Oxford. We have not had
j time to look into this moral story; but Gertrude,
; l?y lh?-- same author, is regarded by good judge3as
exhibiting a prolound knowledge ol the human
Cornelius Xcpos, with answered questions and
imitative exercises; by the Reverend Thomas
K. Arnold, Rector of Lyndon; revised and cor
rected by E. A. Johnson, 1'roiessor of Latin in the
i University of the City of New York. This Book
j seems admirably calculated toground a youth in
! the Latin tongue.
| Messrs. Lewis & Brown, Lithographers, 27*2
! Pearl Mreet, Philadelphia, have sent us a num
! ber of their Monthly Floia?Edited hy Dr. John
B. Newman. It is really a beautiful National
i Work, very cheap at only twenty-five cents a
number, and deserves the support of {he botanist
and lovers of the fine arts. The number before
us is ornamented with five richly-colored flower
plates, true to life. They represent the Ilundred
I leaved Rose, the Plum Tree, the Common
1 Tansy, the Pigeon Berry, (Cornus Canadensis,)
almost ihe same as our Dogwood, and the
Sarracenia Purpurea, or Side-saddle Flower.
This beautiful water plant, besides a rich and
graceful flower, has curious pitcher-shaped
leaves, which catch the water as it tails.
To give an insight into the character of this
handsome publication, we make an extract from
the Publishers' Circular:
"The most extensive work of the kin] on such
a plan, ever undertaken in the United States, per
haps in the world, the mechanicalex?cution could
| hardly be attempted by any but those engaged in
j the lithographic and coloring business. For many
j years they have been employed in procuring ori
! ginal drawings of American Wild Flowers and
rare Exotics, and as they have an artist specially
tor the purpose, every pioduciion of the vegetable
kingdom, valuable lor purposes of either use or
ornament, will in the course of time be presented,
j To ensure accuracy in a botanical point of view'
as well as to present theSciencc in a popular and !
i pleasing form, they have engaged the editoiini
j services of John B. Newman, M. D., a gentle
man well known for his literary and scientific
writings, more especially in this department.?
They guarantee that every plate shall exactly re
semble in shape and color the flower it is intend
i ed to represent. A tloral annual, with from 10 to
12 plates in the same style, retails lor six dollars;
vet the Monthly Flora, besides the advantages of
its quarto size, contains sixty plates, with
matter equally interesting ami infinitely more
: valuable, furnished at one-balf ihe expense,
j Appended to the work is a thirteenth number,
consisting of an,Introduction to Botany, illustrated
by over two hundred and fifty engravings, at the
same price; so that the subscriber, at a cost of
j three dollars am! twenty-five cents, will possess
j the most magnificent annual as well as Botanical
Magazine ever offered to the public."
RIDGELY.?The citizens of Howard District,
Md., at a meeting at Ellicotfs Mills, have re- ,
solved to present a sword to Lieut. Ridgely, for
j his gallant conduct on the Rio Grande.
i Many of the presses of Baltimore, Philadelphia,
I and New York, (says Tuesday night's Union) are
i under an erroneous impression about the des
patches from Mexico. Thev repeat the report
j which was originally transmitted on Sunday last
? bv the telagraph from Baltimore, to this effect:'
| "A letter Irom the U. S. squadron in the gulf:
1 has been received in Washington, which gives j
j the substance of the Mexiean Government's re- :
I sponge to the peace proposition. They refine to j
| enter into negotiations, until the United Slates
i land and naval forces have been withdrawn frmn i
I the territories and the karho's of Mexico! We ;
are assured here that this is the answer which the j
President received this afternoon by Government j
ex-press from Pensacda."
The whig politicians of Ohio (jays ihe Mobile
Register) are going lo great extremes for the Octo
ber election. GidJings in the northern partof thai
State is preaching dissolution ot the Union, anil
Bebb, the whig candidate lor Governor, mounts
the hobby of "a perlecl equality of laws, rights
and privileges between whites and blacks." Such
movements are alarmiug to sensible and sober
minded men, as ihey indicate a recklessness of
consequences, er.dangei ing public and private vir
tue and salety.
The Journal jI Commerce has the following:
Exlrudt of leUcrs Irom n A it'A source, dated
Vera Cruz, Aug. 3lst.
Nothing hasoccurred here since the arrival of
Santa Anna en the Ifith inst.,and it now temains
lo be seen what policy he may adopt towards the U.
S. But w? tear hat whatever his own views may be
he must for a tim? carty on the war ostensibly,
and that an adjustment of the question at issue
between the two countries is consequently very
f From the samr, Stpltmber ?!.]
It i** reported here that the answer ol the Mexi
can Government to the late proposal of the
United ?"'ales, is a definite refusal to enter upon
The bearer ol despatches from Mexico brought
to Washington a number of Mexican papers, of
which the Union gives the following summary:
Additional Mexican papers have been receiv
ed at the Navy Department, lrom the city of
Mexico, to the 25th of August, and from Vera
Ciuz to the 2-1 of September, inclusive. They
mention the arrival in the citv of Mexico, on the
23d ot August, of General Almonte, Crescendo
Kejon, and Crescendo Bovos, who accompanied
SantaAnna from Havana, but say nothing of
an/ contemplated appointments to the high cili
ces ot government; the duties of which, subse
quent to the overthrow ol the late administration,
had been discharged by the chief c.crks of the re
spective departments.
They publish an address to Santa Anna from
Gen. Salas, who wasl in the exercise ot the chief
executive authority, dated the 10th of August,
and delivered to Santa Anna by three high otii
cers commissioned lor the purpose. It consists
chiefly of compliments. He says: "Being oblig
ed on the discontinuance of the late Government,
to exercise the authority which was reserved by
the plan lor your Excellency, I have confined its
exercise to the execution of that plan, and to the
must urgent business of state, according to the
common existing lawn, and respecting, a? well
in accordance with the spirit ol the plan as with
my character, ihe public guaranties. The first
measure has been to place all the troops of the
Republic cn route lo Monterey, New Mexico,
and the Californias." Santa Anna's reply to this
address is dated at the has.i'nda, or (arm, of Euce
ro, August -JOtli, and also deals chiefly in gene
ralities^ compliments, and professions. Ilesays:
"Your excellency i* pleased to say ihat the na
tion recollects some services which I have had the
good fortune to render it. I shall count them as
nothing if I have nut the glory of rendering it the
greatest, the most lasting for its future genera
tion-, which it is to give iu a definitive constitu
tion as a sovereign nation in the lull possession
and exercise of rights, and on the road to its pros
perity. For this I have been summoned. For
this 1 come,and I shall know how 10 accomplish
it And as the fiist measures necessary 10 this
end ate two, and consist in summoning the na
tion to give itself a constitution and repel us ene
niv and as your excellency has taken the first step*
in both, you have merited well of the nation; and
I not only approve the acts of your government,
but as a chiel honored by the nation's confidence,
1 congratulate you on your success, and thank
you in the name ol the nation." #
These are the only allusions to the existing
war. The newspapers seem to belie Gen.
Salas's assertion that he had put troops in motion
towards the theatre ol war; and are assailing the
prfsrnt administration upon the same ground
which they took in opposition to Herrera and
Paredes. The following is translated lrom the
Republicano ol the 22d ol August :
"We see it stated in the Diariodel Gobierno ol
the lBth instant, ihai 'the brigade which was reaity
to march at the lime when ihe pronunciamento
took place, has not yet been able to leave, as it
was desired to finish providing it with every thing
necessary, in order that it may not depart liKe the
brigades which the late administration caused to
ina'rch, without equipments, and, above all, with
out ammunition.' Without pretending to speak
in favor of ihe late administration, we deem it
proper to say that this statement of the Diariois
not correct, lor every Mexican knows, and saw,
that the brigades which have left were perfectly
well clothed and equipped, and we know also
that, aecording to vouchers which must cxi-t in
the offices and general treasuiy, all the supplies
of clothing and equipments, which the chiel ol
ficers of the corps required, were furnished, ard
even the brigade which has noi yet led, has been
provided with cvervthing necessary. We have
been inhumed that the expenditures for the cloth
ing received by the array of reserve, amount to
near one hundred thousand dollars; and in order
to ascertain the truth, it will be sufficient to put
this question: If the brigades which have left
departed without equipments or ammunition, of
what consisted the buidens of the 1,000 mules
which they carried with them 1 It is also known
that another, and the chief portion ol the ammu
nition which was to have been sent, still remains
in the citadel; so that the detention ol the troops
which look part in the pronunciamcnto, must be
owing to some other cause, and their honor is at
stake in marching to join ihe army on the fron
"This is the more necessary, because a rumor
is afloat, brought by letters from the interior, that
ihe first brigade which marched under the oiders
of Garcia Conde, and made their pronunciamenU>
near Penasco, has remained at that place, or has
retrograded to San Luis, leaving its chief to pur
sue his journey with his aid only, to render his
services on the* frontier. It this be a fact, what
name does it deserve? A feeling ot shame com
pels us to be mute. ? ? * ?
We all ask, is the last brigade to leave for Texas,
or noil"
On the 221 of August, General Salas issued a
decree, declaring the constitution of 18*2-1 ?or the
federal constitution?in forcp until a new constitu
tion should be established, abolishing ihe assem
blies of the departments and requiring the present
governors of departments lo style themselves gov- j
ernors of States.
The Vera Cruz Indicador of the 27th of Au
gust states that, the preceding afternoon, a boat
was despatched to the city from one of ihe United
Stales ships-of-war, under a flag of truce, bearing
a letter addressed to the commandant general.?
The boat returned immediately, the officer in
charge saying that he had no orders to wait lor I
an answer. The Editors of the Indicador say,
that they ascertained that the letter enclosed an- ;
other Irom ihe Secretary of State of the United j
States to the Mexican Minister of Foreign Af
fairs, which the American commodore requested
should be sent to him. The Indicador says, lhat
nothing was known of the contents of the letter;
but that the present government, whose principle
is to make known to the nation avery thing lhat
occurs, good or bad, will soon publish its con
Santa Anna, in his reply to General Salas's
au.w-.oj says that his wound having been irri- I
taied by his .-v,oe and by excitement, it will be !
necessary for him to*???--? Encero until it is in a '
condition to enable him to traVc.
No mention is made ot Paredes. A Ve.-. - j
paper complains of the absence of any thing ot ?
interest in the papers received from the oty o,
Mexico, and ihe papers generally are filled with j
details ot the pronvneiamentos in various parts of j
the country in favor ol the existing government. |
Wr find in the Portsmouth (Va.) New Era, j
the following fditorial paragraph, introducing a
short letter put'dished in the Philadelphia Key- j
stone, dated at Washington, September '?), and ?
signed "Xenalader
"A cAr.n^e inlKi? Editorial Department of the I'm >n.
"The Philadelphia Keystone of Friday gives
place to the following communication from j
Washington, announring the somewhat startling
fact that Mr. Ritchie is to make way for another 1
?ditor to the 'Union.' This is the first intima- j
tion we have had ot it, and we see no corrobora- j
tion in' any other journal."
This whole matter (?iya the Union) is indeed
news to its !
The letter in question is, itself, quite too unim- '
portant to require even .one word of notice, and '
we should not allude to it now, did we not find it
republished in a respd table democratic paper, j
We assure the editor of the New Era that the j
whole story not only lacks "corroboration," but is
without the slightest shadow of foundation.?
"Mr. Ritchie" (does not) "retire from the Union, ;
and (no) new editor will take his place." The
whole story has no particle of truth in it to save it
from being ridiculous. We are somewhat sur
prised that a journal like the Philadelphia Key
stone, professing to be democratic, should have
j given circulation to such a mere fabrication, on
I the authority of an anonymous letter-writer.
To the Editors of the Enquirer.
Gentlemen : Permit me through the co
lumns of your paper to announce to you anil
your readers an occurrence that took plate this
day on the Potomac River. We !e!t Washing
ton City about i) o'clock, on board of the beauti
lul Steamer Powhatan, with the great Southern
mail. We passed all of the steamboats on the
Potomac?first going by the Alexandria boat
Phtxnix, which seemed to me as if it were stand
ins perfectly still. When about thirty-five miles
from Washington, we went by the Baltimore boat
"Columbus." Then came the "tug ot war" with
the crack boat lor Norfolk, the steamer "Oscet*.
la," which we had to contend with all the wa\*
l'rom Washington. Although the "Osc?ola"start
ed some time before wedid, yet we caught up with
and passed her also?showipg^to the delight ol all
the passengers on board-.ol our'boat, that the
steamer Powhatan eaine out victorious.
1 cannot let this occasion slip without assuring
you that Capt. Rogers was as cool and collected
and at the same time asdignified, as any cdn-er 1
have ever met with in my life?alter assuring
you,sir, that 1 travel some where in the ncighbor
hood ol 30,000 miles per annum.
May the President of the Potomac Company
know how to appreciate the value of so able a
commander as Capf. Rogers. Your*
Sepi'r 23d. A TRAVELLER.
A FAILING TREASURY!?Such is the lan
guage used by the whigs as regards the treasury
ol their country when engaged in a foreign war,
and is the same unpatriotic language which was
used during the last war by the federal party, now
changed in name to WAur, but in name only.?
f W e warn the people ol a conspiracy to injnie the
government and the country, bv endeavoring to
induce the impression that there is "a tailing ttea
sury." The means ol the government are ampl? ;
it has a surplus in cash of more than five millions,
and large accruing revenue; its treasury notes
are receivable now everywhere in payment of
public dues, and redeemable hete in specie at the
tteasury, whether before or after maturity; and
the uupatrioticetfurt to depreciate them will prove
a signal lailure, and will sink the projectors to the
I level of the enemies of their country during the
last war.
We respectfully tell the National Intelligencer,
that in its excessive zeal to find fault with the ad
ministration, it should be more cautious in seiz
ing upon and endoisingsnch statements a.* those
which nave been boldly and idly circulated by tin:
"St. Louis Republican."? [Union.
We are requested (.says the Union) to call the
attention of claimants upon the government to a
law passed July 2y, 1S-1G. This act provides
that whenever a claim on the United States "shall
hereafter be obtained by a resolution or act ot
Congress, and thereby directed to be paid," the
money shall not be paid to any person other than
the claimant or his legal representatives, unless
such person shall produce a power ot attorney,
executed after the enactment <1 the resolution or ,? I
allowing the claim.
'?And every such warrant of attorney shall re
fer to such resolution or act, and expressly recite
the amount allowed thereby, and shall be am?t
ed by two competent witne??es, and If acknow
ledged by the person or persons executing it be
fore an officer having authority to take the ac
! knowledgment of deeds, who shall cert ity such
| acknowledgment; and it shall appear by such
; certificate that such officer, at the time of making
j such acknowledgment, read, and fully explained
j such warrant ot attorney to the person tr per
i sons acknowledging the ?amc."
j The result ol the late election in this State ha*
j been one of signal victory to the democracy. In
every congressional district the democratic pa::v
have elected a member to Congress by an iucr?*n?
ed majority over the vote cast in the same cotin
t es for Piesident and Vice President iu l>M.
Although the district system in this State was got
ten up principally by the Whig party, yet they
have (ailed in the election ot a single member to
Congress, and at the same time the Whig vote has
diminished very considerably.
[ Missouri Inqitiret.
MAINE.?From different papers which have
reached us this morning, (says the New York
Journal of Commerce,) we have returns lot Go
vernor from 330 towns and plantations, with the
follow ing results:
Dana, Dem., 32.2J):>
Bronson, Whig, 27,1)78
Scattering, *
Dana over Bronson, thus far, 4,317
Lacks ot a majority, '1,7-lti
The returns yet to come in will materia 11 v in
crease Dana's pluralitv, but cannot elect iiim,
on account ol the immense number of scattering
[From the Portiand Advertiser ol MonJ,n..]
I5v a le:t?r Irom Eastport, we learn that Robin
son Palmer, Loco, is elected to the Senate in the
Hth District, and there is probably no choice in
the 7th Senatorial District. From the Represen
tative Districts we have heard ot the election of
five more nu mbers, four of which are Locos, and
a gain of one to each parly r.ver last year.
The aggregate now stands, as far a* we have
heard?31 Whigs. -20 Locos, and 1 Liberty man.
The Bangor Whig of the 19:h says:?"There
are twenty-six Whig Representatives elected, and
twenty-three Locos, so far as heard Irom."
Tne Augusta Age says:
"The Democrats have elected 3 Senatois in
York?3 in Oxford?3 in Waldo?1 in Aroostook
?1 in Eastern Senatorial district, and proba! iy
one in both the Western and Middledistricts; and
possibly 3 in Penobscot and two or three in Cum
berland. The Whigs have chosen three in Ken
nebec. It is matter of doubt whether a quorum
ol the Senate is clectcd. Such scaiieraiion and
confusion were never before known in our State."
Accotmis (savs ilie Union) have been received
at she Navy Department from Commander Cat
pender as late as A Olih. He was then at
Tuxpan, ami, with his officers anil crew, was in
g'xxl health. He writes: "The people here con
tinue their kindness to u~, and the men are fur
nished with as good quarters a< the place adonis."
His disaster did not result, as some have sup
posed. Irom any misplaced confidence in the
Scotch captain whom he had on board, hut Irom
the peculiar character ol the coast. He lirst an
chored off the bar, in five lathoin* water. Intend
ing to send in his boats the next morning, he de
sired to get nearer shore lor their pro'ection, and
found that he might safely anchor in three and ;i
hall fathoms. In attempting to drop the l>rii?
into that water (under a jib and spank
er,) she was lost. He was on the for< castle
looking out, with the lead hfaving constantly.
1 Deep four," haying been called, he supposed the
next cast would give hint the desired sounding*;
instead ol which "quarter less three" was called.
Instantly seeing his peril, he ordered the saiN
to be loosed, to back her oil. The maintop-sail
was hoisted, and aback, when she struck. The
sails were then taken in, the weather anchor drop
ped, the vessel lightened by throwing overboard
shot, and pumping out water, and the largest
kedge was got out asero, for the purpose < t
keeping her from forging further ahead. But
these and all other efforts failed, and the b' ats
were unable to live in the surf alongside. The
launch was stove by the lorce of the breaker>.
The two cutters were with Lieutenants Hunter
and Berryman. Thus situated, with no chance
to save the vessel?exposed to the elements, and
a prospect ol destruction to all in cas#- a.
ceived a squall came on-he re
assistance, if he would surrfchW; offering jhf m
cers, men and vessel. He relused at that t'fMWC.
surrender the vessel, but the following day felt
himself compelled to accept theofl?-r.
The St. Louis Republican of the I5:h inst., ha<
the following letter from its correspondent at Wat -
W*ns*w, III., Sept. 14th, I84?i.
Gentlemen: The belligerent forces at Nauvo?
have skirmishes every day. Yesterday afternoon
a few guns were fired, and one man on the An i
Mormon side was slightly wounded. They were
again firing on each other's outposts last night,
but on the side ol the Anties no harm was done.
It is impossible, on this side ot the river to ascer
tain with any degree of certainty the state of af
fairs in Nauvoo, and the chance on the ether side
is little better. Taking all the reports toeether,
in relation to the number of Mormons killed and
wounded in the two battles, 1 cannot form any es
timate ol the correct number. The Mormons ac
knowledge to the death of only three, but some of
the Anties who were in the engagement on Sa
turday say positivtly that nine dead bodies were
taken out otone house.
The Ship Susan Drew cleared this morning
for Oregon. We understand she will carry out
about 250 men of Col. Stevenson's command ?
Other ships will follow, with the remainder of the
regiment.?[-V. Y. Journal of Commtnc.

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