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-I-- in all
pt o ur pacific
exico. Although the U.
undant cause of war with
_,apart from the indignity inflicted
r national honor, in the captuze
subsequent cruelties indulged by San
ta Anna, towards our citizens travelling
uder the safe escort of a contiguous friend
ly power, yet in as mu as the duty of
this Government requirev it to secure a
speedy ternination of the sufferings, priva
tions and miseries of the captives now to
chains, it is likely that hostilities will be
gin with the failure of negntiations on the
subject. In consideration of this proha
bility, we lay before our readers other do
cuments in reference to the prisoner.".
which may serve to dispel any doubts that
linger in the public mind as to the justice
or the demand of Itis Governnent for the
relenaa of Kendall and his companions.
Wer. it our duty to throw all the
ighi ile upon the immediate point at
issue, ienever the political horizon ex
hibits a loitering and belligerent aspect.
Dear Sir:-A loter appears to have
been published in New Orleans by Senr.
Salvador Prats. lately rcting as Vice Con
sul of tiie Republic of Mexico, itt that city.
in which t i 1s stated that during the mouth
of Mv, 1811, ur at the time of the date of
a piansport, lately its the possession of Mr.
Kendall, no vich passport was issued at
his @lce ; or- to put the most liberal con
5s:rueion on the siatement, that the books
of the Consulate do tot contain an entry
of a passpoit, and that, thearefore, no such
passport was issued.
Surely Mr. Pratt must know, that his
books are no evidence in contradiction of
an atleged fact, upon accout of their omis
sion. If thuy do not-contain an entry of a
passport, which it is affirmed was issued,
they are io evidence whatever in tne pro
sent case. *I the month of February.
1841, 1 received a pama;ort for Mexico
from Scur. Pats, and saw hin subscribe
his name to it. The passport is still in my
possesion. I compared tt with the pass.
port in the possession of Mr. Kendall,
while on our route to Santa Fe. They
were both engraved from the same printed
- plaWp, and the name of "Salvador Prats"
wat Written on the passport of Mr. Ken.
dall Wthe same hand %riting, and in the
same tanher as was writtees on mine.
Vis passport was seen by many persons,
and was delivered by him at Pagus, to
Gen. Armigo. the Governor of New Alex -
ico, jn the presence of 3lessrs Van Ness,
G. T,. Howard, and A. Fitzgerald. The
date of it was in the monith of May, 1841.
or about that time ; cenainly within the
period in which Senr. Prats declares that
no such passport was granted.
I tbanL ttat, st ttu ,ba uu e, , ---e
of the Consulate can be accounted for by
so-ne negligeuce that I witnessed when I
obtained my passport, it was made out by
a clerk on one side of the rooim. and then
taken by him to the other side, to Mr.
IPrats to be signed. No entry of its parti
culars was made while I was present, and
nuch an entry, if inade, wtas from a paper
on which I wrote my name and profession.
&c. in order to enable the clerk to fill up
the passport correctly. But Mr. Prats
cannot affirm that any copy of what I
wrote, agrees with my passport, or with
any entry in his books, for while I was
with htm he did not compare them, antl
after I went away, it was not in his power
lo ascertain if they agreed.
If the statement of air. Prats has aided
to delay the release of your friend, I mtost
sincerely regret tt. I was so long with
Mir. Kendall upon the- best terms, and be
acted with so much honor attd liberality,
tinder circumstnce~s very trying to the
character of us all, thajt I should be indif
ferent to his many excellencies, if I did not
lament the publication of any statetment
calculated to prolotng his confinemetnt, or
at thtis time, to injure him, and especially
one, however positive and express in its
terms, is erroneous, and is justfieal upon
ground whtch my experience satissies mne
do not authorise :.
The law of M1exico, I understand, as
applied to the ease is, that atty persotn
comning into Mexico over the Texas fron
tier with a passport, shall be sent back. It
imposes no other pettalty. If any punish
mnent is to be inflicted upon Mir. Kendall.
it ought to be a legal oine, and lior some dle
finable offence ; otherwise, without accu
* sets and without accusation, without being
* ~ heard in his defence or knowitng his crime.
he nasy be subject to the severest formali
ties anid spend his life in cheerless espec
tation and a lon:' lingering imprisonment.
I remain very sincerely yours.
ThO0MAS FA LCONE R.
Mr. Falconer has furnished us with a
copy of the memorial of the merchants
cganected with the E xpedition, to Mr. El
Jis, which places thenm in an entirml~y dif
feretnt attitude than that assumed for thema
by the Mexicans. and some of our Ameri
- can presses which have imbibed a won
ttigator of the Gjoliad massacre. The me
morial is in these words :
"An expedition to open a trade with
Santa Fe left A ustin int the mouth of June,
.We, the undersigned, merchants,
-,need to join the expedition and to
us goods to a very large
uch value. We were as
- xpedititon was a peace
ould be peaceably ro
ta of New Mexico,
to trade our
ot any in
of any hostile intro
at of Texas against
y instructiouns by it. for
area acompanying tis to
ion of Santa Fe. The in
ions given li the Comnmissioners who
ecompanied us, and who, we were in
formed, were with us upon the invitation
of the people of New Mexico, to treat upon
matters of trade, were concealed from us,
mud were in it) particular communicated
to us. On the 5th of October, 1841, we
were taken prisoners near the Lagune Col
orado, by a Mexican military force. our
goods were taken from us, and since that
time we have been detained as prisoners.
We also submit to your consideration the
1. That no hostilities have for a long pe
riod been carried on between Texas and
.Mexico-peace haviig, for some years,
virtually existed between the two coun
2. That Mexican merchants, in large
parties, have long beeu permitted pea
coably to enter Saw.Antonio do Bexar,
and to carry otn a trade thero without any
hindratice. and we were informed that a
similar permission would be granted to us
at Santa Fe.
3. That the military forte which ac
companied us was not so large as that
which accompani.-d the early expeditions
uf the Missouri trailers to Santa E e.
4. That the milit ary force was not larg r
than was requisite to protect us from the aIt -
tacks of Iridians; our loss, in various ways,
in this expedition. befrre our capture, hav
ir amounted to nearly thirty men.
5. That no intention of any hostility to
Mexico, on this expedition, was commu
nicated to us-npon the contrary-we re
ceived frotn the P'resid,-it or Texas, Gen.
Lamar, assuranres of its peaceful charac
ter, and never should have embaked our
goos to Sinta Fe under circumistanets
which, if hostilities had been intended,
voull have made the sale of our goods im
We inclose a statement of Gneral
M'Leod, the commander of the military
force, in confirmation of the above.
As we entered Mexico without any hos
tile intentions, we believe ourselves to he
entitled to your interveution in our behalf.
Signed by merchants-by Alessrs.Snive
ly, of Preeble, Ohio; Buchannan.
Tennessee; Thompson Robinson, late
of Memphtis; Peter Gallaher. late of
New Orleans;- H oughtaling, &r.
The above is transmitted for pubhlicaiiotn
at the request of the parties signing it.
The names attached to the original were.
by mistake, omitted to be copied at the
same time with the statement. The name'
of the other merchants were, Messrs. G. T.
Howard, late of Washington, district of
Columbia; Archibald Fitzgerald, of Dils.
lin, Ireland; -- Torrey; F. Sully, bro "
er of Capt. Sully, of the American nav.:;
and- Laundress: but some of these
were not present % hen this address wa
signed. Mes-rs. Robinson. John H.,ward
and Sully are in chains, in the Conveta
,f Satn Jago in the city of Mexico; %Iesars.
G. T. Howard, Buchanan. Houghtaling
and Snively are in chains with Mexican
criniials. iu the city of Puebla; and
Fitz::erald was left sick at Guanajuato.
hbut the last accounts represent him to he
con valece-nt-bas since been liberated
Capt ain Cald well, of the Gonizales com
pany. who was takent by the Mexicants
with an advance party of seven men, ntear
the town of San Miguel, anid who was re
ported to have die'd in the hospital at
Guatnajuto, has recovered from his illtness;
and letners of a late dat e have been received
from him. His son, a more boy, who was
Itft sick at Celava, has also recovered. and
has been permitted to join his father at
Ge-n. Hlamilton concludes a very hiting
letter to Santa Anna. with the hope "that
he may hear the ueighting of his war steed
on the banks of the Rio Bravo." If the
iference from this is, that the General de
signs joining; the Texian forces, we rejoice
to hear it. H~e is essenitially a military
mati. and itt htis leading characteristics, ac
tivity. ;-romtptitude anti undaunted cour
age, resembles, if we have formted a just
coception of his character, the immortal
Marion. the bes partisan officer th at hau
ever lived. llamilton at the head of the
army, or in commtandl of a division, wotuld
be a tower of strength to the sacredl cause,
anid a thousand mn froma Mississippi
woultl follow his batnner. WVe speatk of
coure on supposition itat the onae starred
stndard is to be planited 'in the ns alls of
Mexico. If the war is to be confined to a
mere re'si-stance of inviasiotn, it is child's
pav. and will excite little enthusiasm.
liot if the contest is for Empire-for the
extension of Saxon liberty. lasws andI in
stitutiots-for glory-and for the redrews of
wrongs inflictedl on our sons anal lbrothers
-then-we speak from strong assurances
-a thonsatnd heavy armed dlragoonis can
be equippeitd in Mississippi in t wo months.
Natchec: Frece Trader.
Mr'. Giddings and Mr, A dams,-A cor
respondent of the lBoston Post, writing
from Mr. Giddings' Di-trict In Ohio. makes
a rather awkward disclosure as to the
Chairtman of the Foreign Relations in the
House. But Mr. Adams' last speechgives
full credit to the statement. T he country
is represented by traitors in Congress.
Mr. Giddings addhreused the inhabitants
of this vil'age last evening. He ofecourse
fully vindicates his right to introduce his
reslutionis, but makes out but a lame er-se
as to the propriety or the act. He wuys
that previous to presenting the resiluitous,
he consulted seine of the oldest members
of the House of Representatives in relation
to the matter, and received thetr appr-oba
tion; and intima:ed that mntthing to the
same purport would have been inatroduced
by Mr. Adams, had he not occupied the po
sition of Chairman of the Committee on
Foreign Arairs. lHe also intimated that
air. Adams. as Chairman of that Commit
tee, would have reported ere this against
the psition assumed by our Government
inth Creole afair,ad he not been over
by the majoriyo he Committee.
State of Rhode Island is quite
e people bad grown restiZe
ia! charter- which al
lows only the land holders, adie eldest
sons of landholders, either to i or to he
accepted as bail, and have bjn making
some efrorts to have a writien Cnatitution.
They do not seein to agree very well as to
the details, and their legislature and Gov
eniur have undertaken tiom peithem to
do what they think proper. Feaing 'hat
the opartition may be too satriig it ta said
they have applied to the genera*govern
ment for help. If the Govt"-nt does
wisely, it will be very a taking
sides w th this corporatia Z g under
King Charles the Seconudl.,harter,
against the people, conenting:for an ex
tension of the right ofsuffirag.-The latter
will, eventually, succeed. let theGovern
mont itterfere or not.- Pendkls MeNen
The Late Fire.-The awful etlamity
that visited us last week, and laid in ruins
that beautiful portion of the 'o-wn which
had been the pride and boast or our citi
zens, cast, for a short time, a sombre gloom
over every countenance. We are happy
to say, however, that these clouds have
been partially dissipated, by the determin
of the sufferers not to lie cast down by their
misfortunes, but to find relief in renewed
exertions to repair their injurd fortunes
and the desolation of the town' The fam
ilies that had been turned houseless into
the streets have secured themselves sbel
ters, either under the hospitable roofs of
their friends or in vacant buildings; and
the merchunts have made temporary ar
raugements in a similar way. Already
have laborers commenced to clear up the
ruins;and we hope soon to see the shape.
less mass rise in beautiful proportion&
We omitted to mer.tion the lossrsof sev
oral individuals last week, a we had n
tmeans of abeertaining whether they were
inasured or not. Among them are Mrs.
Black, who last two three story brick
buildngs, upon which there was no insu
rance; A. W. Roach, not insured, who
was owner of the entensive stables in the
rear of licnry Davis; James Steen, a high
ly deserving youni man. who'owned the
Blackmith aud Wagou-maker's shops on
the rear of Col, Pemberton's lost, no insu
rance; Mrs. J. E. Weaver, Milliuer, who
lost a considerable part of her furniture,
together with a quauity of valuable goods.
and an insurance; Thomas E, Baker, no
insurance, and almost a total loss; Mr. N.
Emanual, a very severe loss and no inso
ratnce; Antwerp & Frank have also lost
censtderable; so has J. C. Thoraton, and
N. S. Cumings & Co.; Mr. Henry Davis,
on whose premises the fire commenced,
will also be a severe sufferer, as we learn
his insurance will not cover his loss by
,everal thousand dollars; Mr. I. D. Afor
deei is placed in a similar situation.
It is supposed by sine persons that the
fire was the work of an incendiary, and the
Intendant has accordingly offered a reward
tof $1.000 for information and prosecution
t-, conviction of the villain.-Chronicle.
Conviction and Sentence.-The trial of
Geo. W. Crowder and Nelson Bullard. the
individuals apprehended in this city on the
20th ut. in the aCt of taking away the ne
groes of Rhodan A. Grene, ., came on
larceny, and sentenced to confinement and
hard labor in the penitentiary-Crowder
foreight and Bullard foor six years. The
rematrks of Judge Wellborn to the prison.
erg, introductory to their sentence, were
not only appropriate but eloquent.-Co
Another Thief caught and properfy re
ecurred.-lBy letter from our f'riend J. E
(age. Esq.,'we are happy to learn, that the
scoundrel Leur, with the negroes stolen by
himt, and for somec time advertised in this
paper, have beetn apprehended and safe
ly lodged in the Calabuose at New Or
leans. A messenger, with the proper pa.
pens fronm the Governor of Georgia, has
beett despeatched for their recovery. We
wish them a safo journey back to old
Troup, where we have no hesitation in
saying they will receive s appropriate
and long to be remembered welcome.
We behpeak for Leur in advance, 'the ex
tent o? the law"-and he'll be sure to get
A ccIENrAr. DEAi.-A youth named
llenry 31eKntight, who has -frotm infancy
been afflicted with fits, was drowned at
the Boat Yard near this plac on Wednes
daiy last. isi body was foind the follow
itng day, and interred in aur grave yard.
lHe had imprudently goa to the river
alone, for the purpos" of fahing, and it is
supposedl must have had ait, and during
the paroxysm fell into thte iver. A Cur
otter's ingnettst was held ove the bodly, and
a verdict returned in accoartnce with tis
su pposiion.-amden Jotala.
Tue SIAttLs !-lf we arosot behitnd the
times, we should like to blow when the
mails are to be regulated. NJo longer than
last week, one of our subiribers in New
York itformed us, that he lid not received
the Journal for three weeki
Now we do know thatthe Journal is
mailed in time, and at thefirthest calcn
lation six days is a longstreach for the
mail from Hamburg to NewYork. barring
accidentcs. The fault resusiyith the Post
masters and Contractors ogite way ; and
we request the Postmasibt General to
have these folks at tend beta to their busi
Where are the Agentso the Depart
mewnl, and what are they ekng?7
It is a standing rtule with iditors, which
we sulpposed nas generall) understood,
not to take unpaid letters fem the Post
office. Some of our correatodeots have
recently neglected this imprtant regula
tiona and we have been "tied the cost"
In future, such documents mil be left in
the Post Office, in order thet they may
be sent to Washington "a' ik end of the
quarter." By this means sae of Uncle
sam's thick-skulled servantmnay be edifi
ad and enlightened, and ou own pocket
none the lighter by the -ansacion.
HAIL.STOR.--We were sited on Sat
urday last, between one ancwo o'clock,
wi.h a ..vere torm of Hait ind and rain.
The hail, especiaUy inPthe
the town, f611 in very large pi
instances breaking the glss in the
dows, and doing considerable injury th
gardens. The trees were stripped of a
lqrge portion oa 1beir foliage by its vio
lence. We noticed on Sunday, in the
woods adjacent to the town, the ground
Jiterally coveredwith green leaves. the
efect of the storni. In the lower part of
the town Mr. Shannon had a cotton house.
and Major McWillie a stable blown down.
The latter had a horse killed by tie falling
of the stable. We have not heard whether
the storm was very extensive in its range.
or what other damage has been done in its
EDGEFIELD C. I.
W DSDIUAir. APaIL 27, 1842.
117 We return our thanks to the lon. J. C.
Calhoun, Hon. F. W. Pickens, and lon. 51r.
Butler, for various public documents, and news
37We call the attention of our readers to the
Preamble and Constitution of the Greenwood
Lyceum, which appears in our columns to-day.
We would recommend those who may have
Mineral., Natural Curiosities, or in fact any
articles of the nature of those which are gene
rally sought after, in the formation ofa Cabinet,
worth preserving. to present them to this young,
and we no doubt, will be, useful Society.
'The Loan BilL.-The Senate on the 13th inst..
after a lengthy debate, passed the Loan Bill, by
a vote of 26 to 18. It is thought the money
will be hard to raise. Mr. Calhoun, it is said,
stated that the Rothchilds had declared, in an
swer to an enquiry on this subject, that "Amer
ica cannot get one dollar in Europe."
Texas.-Tho Columbus Inquirer of the 7th
inst. says: "On Friday bast a party of aboul
forty, among whom were several of our mosi
respectable youth, left this city for Texas, via
Apalachicola, on a hunting excursinn-ta.king
with them good implements and munitions."
Eleains.-Robert M1. Morris, (Dem.) is re
elected Mayor of the City of New York. Soy
about 200) majority. The Whigs succeeded
in electing a majority of the Common Council,
the Democrats having in three or four of the
wards run two tickets.
In the city of Brooklyn, the Dewocrats car
ried their Mayor, and a majority of the Cum.
mon Council, which is a complete Democratc
The Democrats has abo broken down the
Whig party in Albany, and have elected their
candidate for Mayor of that ci:y by a handsome
A osther Whig Defaulter -The Spirit of tie
Times, states that Joseph Plinkinton, who wad
elected Treasurer of Philade:phia county. Pa ,
last fall by the Whigs, has become a defaulter
to the tune of $80,000. The Treasurer says, he
has - been sacrificed by his Whig friends."
The leaders of the Whig patty in the vicihty,
beanutut-tbe nublic monies of him, no doubt.
loctors. and of course, when pay day arrived,
they were lire the Frenchman's flea,* not there.'
The Times says - The county has been made
safe by his securities, but the date-gone to the
devil we suppose."
The corespondent of the Charleston Courier,
under date of the 13th inst , says "a most ex
traordinary and exciting debate has arisen in
the Ilouse on a motion of the abolitionists, to
strike out the appropriation for the outfit aiid
salary of Waddy Thompson. as minister to
Mexico. It was evidently a concerted move
ment, and is to be supported by tho whole abo
litionist in the coutntry. Mr. Linn, of New
York, made the motion, accomtpanyinsg it with
a speech. Mr. 8lade. of Vermnont, followed
him, on the same side. The argunment in favor
of the motion was based on the assertion, made
by Mr. Linn and others, that President Tyler is
intriguing with a view to effect the anneration
of Teras to the United States. TIs, they ints
mated, was the main object of Gen. Thomp
son's mission; and they insisted that Gen. T.
h.-u been sent instructions to this end. They
also alluded to the fact that General Thompson,
when in Congress, was an ardent friend tol
Texas, and in favor of the annexation; anid is,
therefore, an unsuitable per.on to represent thiii
country in Mexico, unless our object be to ac
quire Texas. They said that thie South might
possibly succeed in this policy, but that it would
be at the exipense of the Union of these States.
They declared that the great majority of the
free States woumld separate, at once, from the
Union, in case Texas eshould be admitted into
it; and that it would also bring upon us a war
with England. It was also urged that the trade
of the United States with Mexicn was not of
sufficient extent to justify the maintainance of
a mission there."
The followiung brief sketch of the remarks of
the Hon. F. WV. Pickens, in replty to Mr.
Linne. we copy from the National Intelligen
cer of'the 15th inst.
Mr. Pickents said be should nut have
said a word but for the remarks of the
gentleman from New York, (Mlr. Linn.)
The gentleman had moved to strike nut
the aprpropriat ion for the mission :o .Mcxi
co, and bad put his motion on the gravest
and most important ground. ile had said
that his reasons for it were, that the prin
cia betof that mission was the annex
aso ofhexas to this Union. Ont this
point the gentleman from New York was
well aware that there was great and deep
interest felt, not only in this countrv, but
throughout the difl'erent portions of thie civ
ilized globe. The gentleman had put our
foreign missions on the principle of corn
niercial importance. Ithe (Mr. P.) was at
all acquainted with the policy ofihis coun
try, that was a secondary consideration en
tirely. True, the commercial relations be
tween this country and Mexico were not
very important; but the importance of mis
slon. to different countries rested entirely
on their political positions and the politi
al relations which we bear to taan.. c...
was a matter
000. When they look
relations witti Mexico, they
pressed with the vast importl
it was said that very important s
ment, had taken placein that quarter
the world with regard to California-that
Great Britain had her eye on that country
with a view to the establishment of a na
val possession at California; and was it
not. then, of vast importance that wesbould
have a minister there I Were we not all
interrmrd in the movements of Great Bri
tai uot only, but Mexico, in irt-erene to
California I He put it to the gentleman
from New York, if the city of New York
berself was not more interested in this
mission Iihac atty portion of the Union ?
The gentleman had alluded to the mis
sion to Spain. ie (Mr. P.) took occasion
to say that perhaps Spain and Mexico, in a
political point of view, were the most im
portant nations to us at present. If it was
true that Great Britain had made large ad
vances to the imbecile power of Spain,
and the final lien was the possession of Cu
'a, was it not a matter of vital importance
to have a first-rate mission to both these
ports to inform us on these points? The
gentleman, in his narrow and contracted
feelings as to the annexation of Texas to
the Union, struck. and -truck a vital blow,
at the interest of every portion of this Re
public. lie (Mr. P.) would not put this
missou on the narrow and contemptible
ground at local interest. When he looked
at the interests of the country, at the great
and delicate questions inuolved in that
quarter, he felt pity and contempt for that
narrow economy which would strike at
these interests with such purposes.
When the gentleima spoke of Texas in
the political bearing of the question, he
(.1r. P.) confessed it was impossible for
him tt suppreb-s a deep interest. Where
as the harm (said Mr. P.) of sympathy for
Texas 1 Some yeairs ago we expresseti
without fear our feelhtigs for Greece.
%V hen that people, frui a glorious ancen
try, were struggling to assert their liberty
amd independence amongst the nations of
the earth, we holdly and freely expressed
in one united voice our attachment and
sympathy for their cause. When we felt
this for a people four thousand miles from
uis, is it unnatural for us to feel fo thse
who are on our very borders? Sir, can
we fold our arms in inglorious indif'erence
and see our breit re--bone of our bone,
and flesh of our flesh"-brethren from our
very hearthstooes, cloven down in blood
and niurder by our sides ? Before we can
look upon these things with indifference,
we must first taer from the heart every
emotion-every sentioent-everv tie that
can bid tian to his fellow-man. No!
No sir! I glory in the cause and the tri
umphs of Texas, and feel for her suffer
ings4 and distress; and I envy not the feel
tugs or patriotisti of that man who can
smother every honorable emotion in that
tessness upon-moo wrutogs Uume'so *'
own race, whilst every tenderness and
emotion are felt for the imaginary wrongs
o, time tlark race. Mr. P. did not believe
it was atny part of the mission to Mexico
to procure the atnnexatiun of Texas-the
suggestion was new tu him ; but if it were.
it would be no reason with him for redu
cing or striking out the mission. 'Thbis is
no ime (satd he) to strike at this mission,
when our citizens are now wearing chains
in Mexico, and ihrced to work upon their
streets in ignlominious bondage. The re
sources of this Republic should ho pledged
to avenge the wrongs and vindicate the
rights oflthe humnblest citizetn. It is notori
'rus that 'we have at least one in that city
at present, worn down by chains of barba
rian oppression, and there may be many
others in the same condition. We can
not prass them withI cold neglect, and show
inadilference by withdrawing our mission
to Mexico at present. But it is thought by
the geutlemtatn front New York (Mir. Lion)
that thts mission may have a tendency to
annex Texas to this Utnion, with all the
sins arid irmmtorabrmy of slavery upon us.
.Mr. P. would not go imito this matter at
present, and its cotnsequences. otily to say
thtat the commitercial antd navigrating inter
ests of this Conlederacy had as great a
stake and iritercst in the annexation of
Texus as any other portions of the country.
It was to them of tar more interest thani
even to the South. lBut .Mr. P. would say
that there could be no event which would
produce a greater tmoral antd political bles
sing to the whole country, either North or
Stouth, than such annexation upon liberal
anti fair princip~les. lIe hoped yet to see
t he day when that lone star, which has led
a gallant and a brave people to victory
and independence, may stand out in its
hright beams to adl new lustre to that con
stellation which tnow blazes over the broad
folds of our own national banner.
T'he cost of our whole foreign relations
amounted to something under $80.000.
Hie agreed that there might ha alterations
in rehetion to some parts, particularly in
reference to Austria; but on that subjet
he was willing to do as our ancestors had
dons-leave it to the Department having
charge of the subject. uyntil that Depart
ment intimated that these services could
Ire dispensed with, he was disposed to sue
tain these missiotis. He would take oc
casion to say, in reference to China, that
although, heretofore, we had had only a
consul there, in this particular juncture
we ought to raise our diplomatic agent
there to a higher grade, tnot only in refer
once to her commercial, but her political
relations. The navigating and commer
cial interests of the North were deeply
terested in the sufficiency ofour diplo
agency to China, antd those inte
whole country. When theg
posed the mission to M
might look to the annex
the Union, he (Mr. P.
ings with scorn a~
iibierlof tls U S. n Vexuco, inw
Slbahe is diredsi 760 th Pmiden
eisett to offer a sum of minjn
a sgeuer bSt to ske the
he 1e U. S. and Mexico the
g ge4 oup d e errasuan a
aid us, &c.
ie said a war
would do ur mu
Texas and annex it to
eniable us to put down the aboliti
lie believed too thata majority of the
people were in favor, a: this mosent. o.
quiring Tex.us-and'of making war upon Mfex
ico and Great Britain."
The same correspondent unde- date of the
14th inst. states that in the House the general
appropriation bill, was again under discus'ion,
and he had never listened to a debate which
seemed to excite more interest. The question
was on the motion to strike out the appropria
tion for a Minister to Mexico. The following
is a brief sketel of the remarks of the Han,
Win. Butler, on that iestion. as reported ia
31r. Butler of South Carolina said he
had no intention to enter into this debate,
but it appeared to him that he was requir
ed to do so iu defence of the character of
his predecess.ar on that door. [Mr. Waddy
Thompson, now Minister to Mexico,
which had been wantonly and unjustly as
sailed by the gentleman from Vermont.
A proposition had been made to strike out
the pro%,is6on for a Minister to Alexico at a
time the least suited to it ihat could possi
'rho gentleman, in his expanded views,
had admitted the possibility of the anuen
tion of Texas to the United States, as a
consequence gron iug out of that mission
and although we had claims against Mexi
co for a large amount due to our citizens,
and tlougbanany of our fellow-citizens
were held in chains by that power, yet he
would abandon these important subjects
of negotiation. and withdraw our minivter
for fear miiat Texas might be annexed to
the Union. This was the time that die
gentleman firomn New York [Mr. Lion]
came forward wish his motion to abolish
this mission. If ever there was a time
when sectional feelings and party spirit
shoa!d be quelled, when all good citizens
slypuld look with a single eye to the honor
and interest of their country, this was the
time, and yet the gentleman from Ver
mont, [Mr. Slade.) who never neglected
any occasion to indulge his bitter and ma
lignant feelings towards a certain portion
of the country. had seized upon it for the
purpose orassailing an absent individual,
who was known to be ipposed to his fanat
ical designs. At a time when it was im
portant thin negoriations should he entered
1ties; " cnefQ lgjur -
and also fw obtaining the liberation on
tos e tImo w.cg in chains, and subject
in the streets of A - egang mreament
. ico--at a tie: to
when it was so imp., me, toouc oer
cial interest. that wea Itooucmer
ter there to watch and gjid have a minis
as to the rumored session us iuformatiojn
Enuglatnd-the gentleman fr~alifornia to
proposed to withldraw the miassKew York
annexation of Texas might be tlest the
qence of it. Whatever might bethanse
psathiesof a certaini class of gentleme~m
this floor fosr the Mexirvau tyrant, he ac,
knowledged that his sympatbics were for
our brethren in 'Texas who had so gallant
ly resisted t yrannty and oppression, aid sue
cessfully maintained their independence.
The gentleman from Virginia had so well
answered the argumnet of the gentleman
fromn New York that lie would not take up
the time of the committee in noticing it.
His object in rising had been principally
to reply to the gentleman frism Vermont,
[Mr. Slade.) who had so unjustly and so
untnecessarily attacked his predecessor,
[M r. Thom pson.] lay charging that heo was
unfit to represent this country at Mexico,
beccause lie was ins favor of the annexation
of Tex.as,and because of his want of tem
per. Now he t hought ifthie gentleman had
any private griefs against his predecessor
-if he had ever received any castigation at
his hands while they were both members
here together. he ought to have made his
aittatck whetn they were face to face, and
n hen his predecessor had the power to de
fends hiself. It was surely not consis
tent with magnanimity to make an aitack
on this genstlemsan ins Isis absence, and when
he had not the powrer to defend hinmself
For the .ldrertiser.
Ma. EnsTom.-Permit me to call the atten
:ion of the psublic to the followt mg notice by the
Chtarleston 3Mercury. of Sir. hierbert's Stilitary
and Scientific School. recently established at
Aiken. At tthis school, Instructiona by the best
Teacher", will be given ini uhe Languages. the
Sciences, aud io Geofgraphy, liistory and Gramn
mar. as well as in Military Tactics. The high
charac ter of .str, Hierbert affords a safe guaram
ty, that whilst their intellects are impro h
mnoral enltare of the youngms
charge, will not be neglec
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