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ta luiiprPendral Scott ,tag received at sthle War O1ice, by this evening's south - era boat. ...We hasten to lay it before oar readers: -HEaaqUaRTsas or Tug Aaur') Plndel Rio, 50 miles from Vera crua, - A prl 19,1847. S::The plan of attack, sketched in * ' ~ ~ .GeneraI Ordersi Ne. -I , (published in eJast evening'iUnion3t herewith, was line esrentedby'this gallant army, before d' Peock. m;i., yesterday. We are quite embarrassed with the results of vie >f-pisioers of war, heavy ordnance, ejeld batteries, small arms, and accoutre '*eents.' -About 3,000 men laid down their aims with the usual proportionef field and company officers, besides five-.generals, several ofethem or grat distiecton. in 'on, '$atrero, La Vega, Noriego, and blantdo, A sixth general Vasquez, was. illed in defending the t~attery (tower) in -..he-rear or the whole Mexican army, the - &wapiure of-Tarbich gave us those glorious 9erults. 'One loss, though comparatively small, a-' numbers, has been serious. Brigadier G3eneri Shields, a commnander of activity, sea, and talent,- s, I fear, it Dot dead, n orallyAwouded. lie is some fie miles from ine a, the: moment. The field of plranioe corered many miles, broken by :_mountaiS s aod deep chasms, and I have .not a report, as yet, from any division or Gnride. Twigg's division, followed by ;lShteis' (now h Baker's) brigade, are now atigor near Xalapa, and Worth's division is oi ruete thither, all pursuing, with good results, as I learn, that part of the Mexi en army-perhaps six or seven thousand men, who gl d before our right had carried wthte jower, and gained the Xelapa road. : Pilow's brigade alone, is near me at this depitof wounded, siek, and prisoners, and 4 have lime only to give from him the - --ames of-iet Lieutenant F. B. Nelson, jard-2 C.. G. Gill, both of the 2d Tennes s~ee foot (liaskell's regiment) among the 'killed,-and in the brigade 106, of all ranks, killed or wounded. Among the latter, the gallant Brigadier General himself has a smart wound in the arm, but not disa ~led, and Major R. Farqueson, 2d Ten. ,esse; Gapt. H. F. Murray,2d Lieuten ant b. T. Sutherland, st Lieutenant W. P. Hale,(adjutant) all of the same regi - ;ment, severely, and st Lieutenant W. :earwood, mortally wounded. And I - now from-' personal observation or, the ground, that 1st Lieutenant E well,of the tiles, if-not dead, was mortally wounded, .a I entering, sword in hand, the erench noats around he captsred tower.-e eeond:Lieutenant Derby, topographical en gineers, Xalso saw atthe .same place, se se Twounded, and Captain :Palten, 2d S.mnthBates Infaotry, lost his right hand. W'ajor Suminer2d'Unined XSiates Dra de r astil sickided the day be -iod Captony ton, tpographical a wl:Linant.olonel of In i ) Ga2or hsel reg imnte some kalle ir wunide.Aohng." theulttr -he late Bradia pG..eraise has2 a mrtwud insh arm, th noi is d M ndTe tirP.a adtant alth o the .r~same ro. ta m n ne ye ,,,;grou d t s ieuthena 3wll0o :the stife:, rif- oward i a a, (Pu mile T1ener, 1 arWe hbavedted much to 4lfe nemy'sloss in prisoners killed, and igdwounded.t n e, Isuppose his retreat inog arney to be nearly disorganized, and ;B escimy haste to follow, in an hoar or ~tiy, p~rltby events. itiis barried'and lnperfeet report I nesjsnot omit to say that Brigadier Gene ral Twiggs, in passing the mountain range beyond Cerro Gordo, crowned wiSth the the tower, detached from his divisio, as I i suiggested the dhy before strong force to carry that height, whie eommanded she lalapa. road at the foot, and could not feil, 'if carried, to cut of thbe whole, or any - part of-the enemy's forces from a retreat in any direction. A portion of the 1st artillery,, under the -often-distinguished Brevet Colonel Childs, the 3d infantry, under Captain Alexander, the 7th infantry tiender Lieutenant Colonel .Plymtoo, and she rile, under Majpr Loring, all onder b~te ternporary command- of Colonel Har .ey, 2d1 dragoons, during the confinement td his bed of Brevet Brigadier General P. F.. Spistb, .composed that detachment. Th& style of execution, which I had the pleasure to witness, was most brilliant and decisive. The brigade ascended the llong and difficult slope of Gerro Gordo, without shelter, and under the tremnemdous fire of * . artillery and muesetry with the utmost steadiness, reached the breatworks, drove the enemy from, planted the colors of the 1st artillery, 3d and 7th infantry-ihe en emy's flag still flying-and, alter some miinutes of sharp firing, finished the con qutest with' the bayonet. - -: Iii a most pleasing duty to say that -the bighest praise is du', to H arney,Chirds, ?tvymtop, Loring. Alexander, their gallant o~icers and usen, for this brilliant service, intlependent .of,the great results whbich o ion follo wed. W orth's &viision of regulars coming up ait this timie, he detached Brevet Lieuten ant'Cotonel- C. F. Smith, with his light - - ;batialion, to support the assault, 'but not 'time. -The'Genera1, reething the tower e a feew minutes before me, and observing a -' '*sldae :ag dis'ayed fronm the nearest por tios df the enemy towards the batteries lilfet'ont Colonel. Harney and C'Gilds16' hold'a'parley. The' sarrenide, bib(~line'in ats hour or: two. -Major-General Patterson left - sies bud so share in the dangers and fatigues of the day;anfnerthe surrender went forward (conadth'e adacdforces towarde Brigadier General Pillow and his-brig. Cde Iwice assauhudiith great daring the emy's line ot batteries on our left;- and thoiiugh yithout success they contributed IMIucha to-distract and-dismay their imme diate opponents. dZrenident Santa Anna,' with Generals Canalizo.and. Almonte,. and: some sizsor T 4 gusand: men escaped, towards Xa ~ii~p-)n~ror,Cero-G~rdo-was carried s'~ivso reached s i hve detrier to parole 'the priso ~- ~. raqMe!nsid taen.-asI have not the '1uaetas of feeding thern hirebeyond-to. day, acan t a t ta body efhorse and, 'foot, with: waggons o accompany them: to Vera Cruz: Our baggage train thougli increasingliisnot yet half large enough to'give an assured pro. gress to this army. Besides, a greatnum ber of prisoners wo-ld, probably-escape from the escort in the long anad deep sand y road, without subisteoce-ten to ons tbat we shall find again, out of' the same body of man, in the ranks opposed to us. Not one of the. Vera Cruz prisoners is be lieved to have been in the lines of Cerro Gordo. borne six of the officers, highest in rank, refuse to give their paroles, except to go in Vera Cruz, and thence,. perhaps, to the United. States. . The small' arms and their accoutre ments, being of no value to our army here or at home, I. have ordered :tliem to be destroyed; for we have not- the means of transporting them. I am also somewhat embarrassed 'with: the---pieces orartille. ry-all bronze-which wb have captured. It would take a'brigade, and 'a half of ithis army to transport them fifty miles. A field battery 1 shall take for service with the army; but the heavy metal mnust be collected, and left here for the -present. We have our own siege-train and the proper carriages with us. Being much occupied with the prisoners, and 'all the details of Defotward movement besides looking to the supplies which are to follow from Vera Cruz. I have time to add no more-intending to be at Xala pa early to-morrow. We shall not, pro bably, again meet with serious opposition this side of Perote-certainly not, unless delayed by the want of the means of trans portation. WINFIELD SCOTT. P. S. I invite attention to the accom panying letter to President Santa Anna, taken in his carriage yesterday; also to his proclamation, issued on hearing that we had captured Vera Cruz, &c., in which be says: "If tbe enemy advance one step more, the national independence will be buried in the abyss of the past. We have taken that step.' W. S. r I make a second posteript, to say that -there is some hope, I am happy to learn, that Gen. Shields may survive his woends. One of.the principal motives fot parol ing the prisoners of war is, to diminish the resistances of other garrisons in our march. W. S. Hon. W. L. Marcy, Secretary of War. General Twiggs.-This gallant old ve teran has seen as much service, and ae quitted himself as meritoriously, when the opportunity has presented itself. as any, other officer in our army. In the existing war with Mexico, he has been prominent at Palo Alto, Resaca de la, Palma, and Monterey, and at Sieria Gordo his com mand bore the brunt of the action. And yet he seems to have failed in gaining the affections of the newspaper correspondents, who have made so many heroes, to judge by the silence of these' gentlemen in regard to him., As an exception, we may nottee a correspondent of the.Philadelphia Norta American. who in a letter dated Vera Cruz April- 14. thus speaks of him: 1'We have a great many rumors of what ,tsgoisgoin at.he head. of our- advancing Santa Anna was.inpoeltion t' - pas this sdeof Jalpa, with 10.00 me . This was pronmpity forwairded to Getm. Twiggs, who sont backi woti that he hars heard ru more of th bema imuport-t be report as to Santa Anna's force varying from 2,000 to 20,000' men--btt that at all events, Aesa going to Jalape. He does not seem to think that he will even need the- aid of the 2d Brigade to paso any poiot on the road. The old Genserar is a card. His appear nce is very much that one would take General Taylor's to be, from tho descrip tions- we get of old Roughr and Ready, and it would ho very easy to mistake one for. the other. Gen, Twiggeiia large fat man, grey headed, and wears enormone white whiskere' and moussache. Hie is rough, lain and promptl doing .every thing quickly, but nothing without sound reflec ton. As a General, he is considered one of the best in the avmy, and in fighting shows alt the grit add hangonishness (not Webster's): of a bull-terrier. His division is the Lower of the army. This morning we have a Lying report, not gen erally credited, that he ha, had a fight, and one story goes that he has been obliged to wait for Gen. Patterson's division to come up. I do not believe the latter, for the old veteran would fight any number of Mex iane in his present mod." Frm die SoL& Caroliwriazr. EliAet of a letter from Col. Butier, so the Governor, dated VRaa Caus, April 10'. 'These popr d-I' the Mexicans, care generally, no more for one Government than an other and at the surrender of Vera Cruz, moved out with the unconcern, and like a gang of negroes, going from one cotton or corn field to another. with hoes and ploughs, packed like mules, with camp kettles, trunks, perrots, poodle dogs and virgin;Mary's. The principal reasons are given for the surrender-the private interests of the property holders, starva tion and bombs, the latter, more especial ly, wielded by~the Navy. Our wounded are getting .well. .Col. Dickinsotn is fit for duty again' Mfajor Gladden is a most effcient and worthy follow, all the time up and ready for duty.' Hie is a. moat apable -officep-with my general- bad health,!I scarcely know what I oh- the rgiment should do without his great effi iency. Dr. Davis' health is bad . really fear the consegubenceb He is at times deponding.. lie i a- most superior yong man, but :3 fear we shall have to dispense wi'h his services, His frame will sinks under the climate and disease.." RMport of Col Butl~t'r-mie Regiment.~ Camu Wasamaner, Near Vera Cruz, April ist, 1847. Governor f-The end of :be month re minds me to' make somewbat of an'offiialt report, which, is' principially -'confined in recording. the deathed' and-are as follow.:: Company A,-Capt.. Siimter.-ysmes . Murphy, Sergeant.: died off Anton Li ardo, 9th March, of JnifmmhTien of the Bowels. Vumpany C,-Capt. MoUfatt, .,B. omay EM -C gfalekth aro d ilbaf, aa a ar Mansdied 18th IMaM t p arh ingdtanbOU entihip die -10th Marc h 4'. Lea mps goit of Mumps. : Company L.Cat ap MsA. Bundric, died 17th M rc iCamp Washingtoo, of Consuinpu ' To themany painfuliacid mdpri tations which the service ifgaged In,'subjeet *us to, it-is-doub1Ji d~tressing towitness the sufferings of siitck; and the tittle m-eans in our contr..y ilodiog comforts. 6. -Our Regiment has jas from Alvarado, under a very b a And trying march. Tou wit leared before this reaches syou, t rIQOps and citizens had abaci own. Gen. Twiggs' Division ;I here ay after to-morrow, for Jail a Patter son leaves the morinjfi f9 General Worth's Division - with ie Utmnan's Brigade (of which ouRegi isa part) leaves about the 15th org thereafter as transportation arrives .in Col. Wilson with oae Regime r regulars and one Company' of Vol ters from Louisiana and one of -V ters from Kentucky, to garrison the . :. Indulging irsp~enoiionii t9'tIe-future rny conjectures are ':-wih iinta Anna's dlefeat in the north 'and thepressiag in fluences caused by ibe'faofiul city, will produce, in my opinion, 'her a last stuggle on their part, is'oud-ass in the rountains -,most likely "' Perote, but what is still more probab,*will cause ben:. to suecomb withinthe aest 40 days, and relieve us from our hi')ailemma. They have exaggerated. ,hae bfoe of-our rmy here, our pieces. and ir'ffect, by w'ay of covering their saadaider of the city, and wbich has hat: a bone~cial effect in our favor in the interioriY'bt to what extent has not yet been ascertained. The contest is unequal, and theservice an in glorious one. The universal voice of the Army, Navy and Voldieerse isor term inating this contest; and'peace would be to them inost welcome treci' 1 am dear sir, very reipecfily Your obedient servant, P. 'M:.BUTLER, Colr e. C.V. To Gov. DAvID Joiteson. * April 9. P. S.-There has no opporiunity offer ed of sending this, I am thus enabled to add a postscript: Recurring again to ou fsick, and our sick report-it is to me, as every officer in camp, the most distre gn art of our duty to look at oar sick; and ree -how powerless we are in re them of them of their diseases, or 9administering to their personal comforts.4t s due to can dor to say. that.;-the:zsVo teers are .less, careful of themselvesttba they might be' - :Vi.oftmro ir' bate at all * s, of Iooking t iuirp isib' imight or oughi to inre. .Tihte ad: the only water they hayer is-obtaineclby~digginlg inr the hollows, 2 or S feet, which is brac~kish and- invariably givssrhi.the dinrrhcea. Our tents were.all lost ia'vessel which was wrecked in going from one beach to the other, a distance of 6or 7 miles-they ~are tbus exposed to the huot sun of the day and heavy dews of the nighi. The medi cal gentlemen give all -possible attention, and are engaged all the.dtime;' Our sick report atithis time is aboutl4O, principally ~diarrbma ; of which onlyi20 are considered dangerous. T1he mnelancholy task is in posed of recording the death. of six more Vofunteera tup to ibis date, Company C.-Chpr 1hoffat-W. L. Week., died at Camp -Washington, near Veral Uruiz. on 9th Aprild ,. Jordan, died ai Camp- Washington'on'5th' April. . Compatny B.-Capm.,iunnovant. Clre, died at Camp. Washington, near Vra Urux. Company .-Capt. Secret.-T. F. Blunt, died at CamnpsWashiogton, 2d April. Company F.-Capt, Blanding.-Sam nel Dickson, died at aianp *Washiiogton, 8th April. Company D.-Capt. Brooks.-W. EF. Reynilds, died at Camp. Washington. I orien ask myself :the ciuestion, if this: is to lbe avoided, buit onyrellection come to he conclusion that it is'the will ofra wise Providence so dirictlnd that many deaths might occur in' eisil life. Whbile I adently wish that we had greater facili ties of' administering. to the sick, and afford ing t bem comnfortsy I"'believe -'that all is done that is in our, pow'er. Conmanding ol~cers of Companies''aire uncommonly a tetive,ad all evince great grief, at the loss- of a comrade. Most. copspicuous, we that (he es i iitnirnidg in the' bu rialof young Dickson. l'his young main, with two others shotut the saipa age, were the universal admieation of the .whol6 Regiment. 1 am decidedly of opinion that Regular troops should he esiisted andl provided for such service, to wh'om the. pay, clothing and emoluments should alfrd stufficient inducement, nu jffaa'naterial whose pursuit in lire better adap -them to .such a service. The class ebcaracter of young men from our Statecare inappro priately engaged, and Iish' I could he-. live that many moret of-hem *will not perish and be left in this coutry. Hoping, however, for the best.-that we will aoon e in 'the tabI, lande and abracing atmos phere, and that my tiemain have a much more favorable' aupecr1~ remain dear sir, very respectfioHyr Your obedient servant, P Ma~BUT LEI Cols SC. V T'oe. DI ifl sojt The following eziiar of a letter fromn a gentleman attache'dto thfePalmetto Reg ment to the editqt-ofnthis paiper, will, we are sure; ho-read': ititcatereat bythose having friendiian aielaiions in Mexico. Trn...:- tn atVea C..., a-n i a a aoydates l m= that-city. It convey' gratiifying intelligence that the -Pal. iesto. Regiment - was'far. removed from ithesickly vicinity of Vera Cruz,,and al iough yet in the rear of the maii body of the army,.it was en route for ihe..city of Mexico. From the same source we also learnsthat the health of the Regiment was improving - , VERA Cauz, April 28, 1847. Lient.' O'Bannon, with Bolivar Jones and Sergeant Bell, of company E,-came down from Jalapa (which is pronounced -ialapa) yesterday, running -a great risk in doing so.. as a great many parnies have been cut off and plundered by those ras cally scoundrels lately. They were sent down on business of the regiment. By them Ilearn that the regiment is vow four miles beyondJalapa, and all improving in health -that, being a' most delightful country., abounding with fruits of all sorts, the fine est water in the world, and every thing that is desirable-and I am in hopes. that they'ivill all -get hearty. Lieut. O'Ban non has now come to carry all the sick that is able to go; and I hope he will get off nearly all from this miserable place. He is a thorough-going officer, and performed, with his small escort, a rost hazardous trip in coming here through a-band of robbers and murderers. I learned this evening that a party of our regiment, who had been left here with the sick, or had been'sick, with about one. hundred men from different regiments, were attacked by a large party- of Mexi cans; and had a hard brush.- They sent back to this place for assistance. We are. all anxious to hear the flsult, which will probably reach here tomorrow, but not in time for tbis mail. The '96 Boys are all getting along bet ter, though some of them are still sick. ohn Johnson is very low-no other dan gerous. Capt. BI'ooks is 'still in bad health. Col. Butler's health is improving. Jalapa. Mezico,-What a delightful place Jalapa must be. Mr. Kendall wri ting to the New Orleans Picayune, says, that as he rode into the town on the morn ing of the 20th ult., along p road fringed Do either side with the ritchest vegetation, ihe white crest of Orizaba piercing the very vault of heaven, was plainly visible, and a busy hum of admiration run along the line as the snow clad mountain 'firsf broke upon the view. A 'spectacle of greater magnificence or grandeur, he says is not to be sees the wide world over. Here were we in a soft bland air, and with verdure and flowers of the rarest beauty and fragrance all'"around-above us, as it were, towering to the very skies, yet in plain view, was old Orizaba, 'clad. in his eternal raiment of snow.'' No wonder that the saying among the Mexi cans is so common, "let us see Jalapa and die." 'Remarkable Prophecy.--Mr. Poinsett has communicated to DeBow's Coinmer cial Review some papers on Mexico, of remarkable .merit. In. the number for May,;iscontained the following striking prophecy :-. " 'TheSpanish minister, Court de Aranda feejgning the treaty of Paris, in 1783, sbditted. obheiig a secret memoir, in andfear, ind'expresses his belief that both Fance and'Spliin acted in o'ppositioit to heir' 'idierests' when they" espoused the caose of the Colonies.' He' regards, the xitecc of the United.States of .America s highly.datngerous to the Spanish Amer can possessions, and on tir subject. uses he fuulowing very remarkable language r, "This federal republic is born a piginy, ifI may be allowed so to express myself. t has required t he support of two such owerful states .as France and Spain to htain its independence, The day will ome when she will be-a giant, a colossus formidal.le even in these countries. She ill forget the services she has received' from the two powers, and wvill think only f her own aggrandizement. The liberty f conscience, the facility of establishing a ew population upon intmense territories, ogether with the advantages of a new governmnt, (meaning free,) wvill attract he aggriculturalists and mechanics of all ations, for men will ever rur after fur une;. and in a few years' we shall see ty anical existence of this very colossus of which I speak."' '-The first step of this nation 'after it has ecome powerful, will be to take posses' ion of the Floridas, in order to' have coin andof the Gulf of Mexico, and after aving rendered diffrult our commerce with newv Spain, she will aspire to the oquest of that vast empire, which it wil-l bdifficult for us to defend' against a for idable power established on the same ontinent and in-its immediate neighbor .ood. -- 'nThese fears are well founded;, they ust be realized in a few years if sonic ~reater revolution even more fatl does ol sooner take place in our Americas." In conclusion he proposes as the best neans of averti'ng this imminent danger, lint Spain should relinquish the Americas tnd establish three of the inifantas, one to e king of Mexico, one of Peru, anil the Either of Cosia Firma, retaining under-the Elominion of the 'niother country only orto Rico and Cuba, and'recommends hat a: treaty of commierce should be enter i'd into' between- France and Spain, in eation to these countries, froih -the ad -antages'of which Great Britain should be xludedl. From tfis Charleston Ee. Neios. r~tarlutti a&veniioon.-The Convention f' Delegates from South Carolina and Western North Carolina,' assembled at harlotte, N. C., on the 29th tilt., John springs, Esq., of this State, was unani nously chosen President, and the Hon. . M. Barringer, of North Carolina, and ohn. Bryce, of South Cqrolina, Vice residents. .James H.I Witherspoon and .J. Clawson, of this State, with C. J. Iox- and I. W. Hampton, of North Caro ina, acted as Secretaries. The following lelegates from this St-ate rook their seat. o the Convention :-W. H. Trescoti, T' iE Hayden and J. D. Boyd. A cormmit-. tee'from each district was appointed, of wich W. H. Trescoit, 'Es(-, from this tt, was a member,- to lake io cdonside !aton the objects-ofithd meeting, to dift ~report, and-act on such matters as ma be referred to them. Mrgrrst atreaU the report, -refacing it byguanome ad dress, and concluding withpferni a num her of resolutions; whidhwere n i nuiia ly adopted. -Thefollowing ae theres olutions passed *''C~' Resolved, That this Convention, regards the construction of the Charlotte. aid South Carolina Rail- Road an : ohject. of the. utmost importance to the,.welfarp; of the States of North and South,. Caralioa. Resolved, That the cheap id spdedy. construetioun of ibis Rosad is eitirely within: the ability of the extensive, fertile and, populous regions to te afIected'byits com pletion; and from- he spirit and zeal man tfested by the States of North"and South Carolina, this Convention entertains no dduht 'of its completion. - Resolved, That- this Convention are of opjnion that books of subscription for the stock of said road ahould be forthwith opened in the States- of North and South Carolina, according to "the provisions of the Charters of Iacorporation. Resolved, Thet a Committee of five persons, two from North Carolina and three from South Carolina, -be appointed by the Chairmam of ibis Convention, to prepare a report, on the geueral.subject of this road, to be published under the..au thorty of this Convention. F. W. Davie, Joseph Black, John M.. Dessaussure, of South Carolina; J. W. Osborne and D. M. Barringer, of North Carolina, compose this Committee. Joseph A. Black, Esq., of Columbia, and John M. Dessaussure, of Camden, then addressed the meeting in an able and eloquent manner, and the Convention ad dourned-the best spirit, and the utmost harmony prevailing. Incendiary Paper.-The Grand Jury of; Accomac Co., Virginia, on. the 20th ult., presented the New .York Christian Advo cate and Journal (the organ of the Metho dist Episcopal Church,) as-an -incendiary paper in the following. "We the Grand Jury upon our oaths do, present, that the New York Christian Advocate and Journal, a newspaper pub. lished in the City of Now York, is a paper which is circulated through the post office of this County,and advises, and is calcula ted 85 intended to persuade persons of color, within this Commonwealth, to make insurrec, tion, or rebel, and denies the right of mas ters to property in. their slaves, and.'iucu k cates, the duty of resistance to such right,: contrary to the statute in such case made and provided, "This presentment is made upon the examination of the paper itself. - LEWIS L, SNEAD, Foreman." A copy of the presentment Iran been served upon all the postmaster in thecoun-. ty, deter them from delivering the paper to subscribers. From the Mobile Herwal 4 Tribuee,'Ez4i LATER FROM MEXCO. The steamship James L.,sDay arrived at the-Levee early this morning from Vera Cruz, whence she sailed re the 5th inst. By this vessel we have received nir regu lar correspondenceand fles ofVery Cruz and.Jalapa.papers..Apart from the.intel ligence containpd taur letters, we ;learn; verhal(yithat'.an .express reahagid ere Crus-a-TmtOteti:before'the exilingoEf;.the dopiiation hd cutea ad 4'uii Llr e'ity of Mexico-to request.Gena ett. .taike. the. :epi'al' nnders:his-protection. This news' is almost-iberedible~'but whet'it is remembered that the system of the guerilla warfare has been adopted by Mexico. and thiat the banditi who engage in ~this service are as dangerous toutheir own country men as to the enemy, the .report gains some probability, The impression was gairring ground' in the army that there would be no-more fight ing. It was not expected that there would be any opposition this side of or at Puebla; and it was even 'doubted if the Mexicans would defend .their capital. Expectations of this nature have proved deceitful so often that we indulge them with much misgiving. .The Mexican papers continue iteir de clamatory strictures upon the mission of A tocha. It would appear that the send ing of this miserable fellow ot6 any imn. portant mission to Mexico has given great. er umbrage than all else that has been' done by the United States. The regard' him in the light of an official pimp, a trea sonable- pander, a perfiduous. misereantr and indeed the conicentration of baseness. They rhink he was -sent here by the Amerlean' cabinet in miok and scorn. We have already copiedl the artiele' of El Re-! publicano- ..pon. Autocha.- That paper the very best ino all Mexico;: the highest ins tone anid the sturdiest defender of republi can intstitutions when' the monarchical party was in- the ascendant, after noticing the arrival of Atocha onr a maissionr from this country and recount-ing. his past histo ry in Mexico-, remarks : "0 God! .this is the greatest sign- that thou has forgotten us. Send upon' us bombs, rifles, grape shot and. every- class of projectile and misfortune; buirn us, re d-uee us to ashes, destroy us-annihilate but do not dishonor us: Send theient ire North to subjugate and .rule over us,' bt let not Atocha ter he broker of a contract fpeace, because thai, devolving upoii'us the greatest scorn' and the greatest h'uflili sion, would be [0 God !-) the greatest punishment. This wve are'-assured is a true reflex of the feelings of the better order of Mexicans inregard to this unfortunate appointment. The whbereabouts of Santa A nna is somawhat problematic'al the last authentic: inteligence located him ailOrizaba with' a miscellane'ous command of 3000. Sub sequent report him as ha.ving gone South' to recruit his ranks'in Oajaca. It is cer tain tbat he has not shown himself'at 'the capitol since his defeat. There it areport that he 'desires to leav-e the country;: but .Mr. Kendall thinks' he may make adash upon detached* parties in the rear -of the ni-my, or upotn eagon rraine,~ with' aview to reinstating himiself in'the. gorid pitiop ofthe nation.' ' rt was the intention of'G'en. Sco't, urpon the arrival of the wagon' traid that' was to start fro-n Vera Crti, upon the~ 6th inst., to cut offnal contnection' with the sea coast, rely upon the countriy for sustenance, and~ push forward 'to the city. 'riiigeneral. order, 'da ed'at Ja?~pi, 30'h' April,.in'ti. mates as miuch. Bbt Mi', Kendall's letter a. :ionof the twat pmoAIu a band of pirates; au, ,s grain fe'u )i *orifa;7aatic cownihcatio WIt way orec from.'ci!,l~aip yet, Maj. Gen7 'Pillow cani' ptjt theiJames,: neasee regimnt, 'earns-ovrti *.nderK.Qn;_ Tay -fOif' t~e Monterey and (7oij6ojW turns 0n account~u~ hj'alC h Mr. K.uatvme 1r 25 :-G&,,; Sal j*ie interim before the arrvl bly s from exile, has isseed a. pa'tai and call up on ill good:, lM hisastandard.. In lisii clpd' he. says that: -war., io,deprnhr shall be the device of; the; gaer, - of vengeance." - Foriest eat, :A:nay as~~I lhog upon .one -and alt 'o .rocsb o rescue. "He "dwells partiedul -cp .achievements orrlfeir fatheru- tatfI of the 'present' M16 Ii~'d petitione their std do" li~e~ie" El fte ublianosr h:-a n -2Int a long listof those perons2 w o. tribuied volu nuarlyrntoartIq~Z foundry, for 'the casting of, an samie paper mentiobs theatnzvsa zaba of Santa Anna, ,but; sas i the number -of troops dh is Santa An=?e al guile, writes from lalapa " y - "1 informed you. :he; otioF' bad a story tn'fell aiiStriWAs leave it be wn i@'- ioot ' fudbroke .proo'htd:t'o unlock it,' from which=h be4,#. taken a .few" papersore Vi'i' but the majort :ib' ep s plate,~ hie. .jc wr1ho' udaey was i: o' idt i 't!'ed s:hati~~ ete i:ofW e "' wech tllm' ,thewjat figihn inht ottiU-lomiat dayi or twjo nihatt P1 crea le icite metj and M'oost i rwiidreju a br-nt of ir'e omi .c.L.. i-a.i ; .