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EDITED AND PUBLISHED BY AUBEIIT PIKE. VOL, VIL LITTLE ROCK, (AIIK, SEPTEMBER 16, 1836, fto. 24. Thu Paper is published every FiiAay, at three doi. ars per nn tiuin, payable in advance—or four dollars it the end of the year. No subscriber will be considcreil as paying in advance, unless pay ment be made previous to the receipt of the second number. No paper will be discontinued, (except at the discretion of the Edi tor,) until all arrearages have been paid. Letters addressed to the Editor must be post-paid, of they will nut be attended to. TERMS OF ADVERTISING.—Nine lines or un ler, first insertion, ore dollar—each continuance fifty cents. Advertisements which exceed one square by two lines will be char ged as Into squares. When the advertisements of any person advertising by the year ex ceed, in. any one number, one focktii of a column, the excess will be charged at the common rates. 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Little Rock, Sept. 2, 1836.-22tf JOHJY HZTTT\ ATTORNEY AT LAW, RESIDES at Little Rock, and will attend punctually to all business entrusted to his care, in the Circuit Court of the county of l’ulaski, and the Superior Court of the State. Little Rock, August 30th, 1836.-22tf DOCTOR DAVID HOLT, HAVING permanently located himself, offers his pro fessional services to the citizens of Little Rock and its vicinity. He hopes, by strict attention, to merit a share of public patronage. llis shop is in the new white house in Major Peay’s row of buiidincrs, and adjoining the Times Office. July 19, 1836.—16-tf TO MECHANICS. WILL be let to the lowest bidder, on the third .Sa turday in September, on the premises, the build ing of a goal, in Whitsontown, for Crawford c >unty. The condition is, cash paid when the work is completed, which must be within eighteen months after the letting of the contract. The goal is to be of the following de scription : THE PLAN OF A GOAL. The whole house to be thirty feet by twenty, in the clear; the foundation to be two feet deep in the ground, well raised one foot above ground, with good rock; the whole wall, above the foundation, to be of well burnt brick, laid in good lime mortar; the part of the house de signed for the dungeon room must be divided from the jai ler’s room, by a partition wall across the house, cutting off twelve feet in the clear off one end of the house, which is to be entirely surrounded by a double wall of brick, eighteen inches thick, with a space of one foot between the walls, which is to be filled with hewn timber, square, set on end, and flat rocks, put in edgeways, as high as the first story, which will be nine feet between floors; the lower floor must be laid with two tier of foot square hewn timber, laid one foot in the wall at each end, laid one tier across the other, and then floored with two inch oak plank, nail ed down with spikes, and so filled with tenpcnny nails as to render it impossible to bore or cut the floor; the up per floor to be laid in like manner with one tier of hewed timber one foot square, and floored on top in the same manner, with two inch plank, spikes and nails; there must be a floor, of foot square hewed timber, over the upper room, which room is designed for the debtors’ room; the dungeon room is to have one window at each side, eighteen inches square, to have two tier of grates, made of two inch square bars of iron, crossed two inches apart, and made substantially fast in timbers fast ened in the wall, and faced with large flat bars of iron, through which the grate bars must pass; the whole ba lance of the wall, except the dungeon room, is to be a single wall of brick, eighteen inches thick, with two twelve light windows and two doors in the fore part of the jailer’s room, and two windows above in the same room, of the same size, with a chimney at the end of the jailer’s room, with a fire place above and below, built up with the wall of the house, with a good upper and lower floor, and stairs to go up to the upper floor; also two win dows of twelve panes in the debtors’ room, with one tier . of grates on the inside, made of inch bars of iron, four inches between the crosses, fastened and secured in the same manner that the grates of the dungeon room are; nil the windows of the jailer’s and debtors’ rooms to be neatly finished off with shutters, sash and glass; the doors to be neatly finished off,’and shutters and locks to them; the whole of the building t.o be well covered in with a roof of eighteen inch shingles, one inch thick at the thick end, four inches wide, so nailed on as to show nix inches of the shingles of each course, which roof must be completely pitched or painted, when finished; the dungeon room to have one dopr, which shall go out ol the jailer s room, and the facing of said door shall be o: substantial oak timber, well fastened and let into the wall, and faced with large bars of iron, so that it car neither be cut nor bored; there must be two shutters tc the door, made of two inch oak plank crossed and naiiec together with iron spikes, and lined on both sides wit! sheet iron well and strongly nailed on with tenpennj nails, with substantial wrought iron hinges, and firsi quality locks of the strongest kind; the debtors’ room tc have one door, securely made and well hung on good wrought iron hinges, with a good lock; the whole of the outside work of the goal to be neatly painted off witl w-hite lime. WILLIAM SCOTT, ) Com JOIIN HAILE, > missinn THOMAS PHILLIPS,) ere. Whitsontown, August 26, 1836.-21-4t The Arkansas Gazette and Arkansas Times will eacl publish the above til! the the day of letting out the con tract, and forward their accounts to the Commissioner at Whitsontown. From the New ^ ork Evening Star. RECOLLECTIONS OF THE LATE CAMPAIGN IN EAST FLORIDA. [Conhtded.] On'returning we met Colonel Gadsden, at the head of a large detachment, bound down to the river to search out a crossing place for the army, which would effect the passage early the next day. We asked leave to accompany the expedition ; and, having secured our horse, we went along with it. The first point at which we attempted to penetrate the wood that lined the bank, proving impracticable, we were obliged to retrace our steps, and seek out another. At length, after a long j and obstinate battle with the chin-heads, cypress-knees, j and palmetto roots, (to say nothing of the impediments ! over head) we got into a low wet trail, which after ! many soundings, finally brought us within view of the 1 river—there w as the Ouithlachooehy ! It was just the sort ot river that befitted such a place—not wide, though in most parts deep, calm, black, and forbidding! L he opposite shore stood high above us; and ut once apprised us of the advantage which it gave the enemy on that side. 1 hat he was lurking there, and meant to dispute the passage of the army, none of us doubt ed ; and, indeed, expected every moment a salute our selves—a welcome to the Ouithlachooehy. All, how* ever, was still—not the note of a bird——seemingly not the full of a leaf—not a ripple or a bubble from the water—it was inexplicable, The shore was steep oven on this side : nnd, in attempting to look down the river, some of us nearly toppled in. Here, the*, there was no crossing place, and w'e resumed our search. We toiled more than an hour, when we came suddenly to an opening leading up from the river, at least a mile from the point at which we had entered the wood; I and from the head of which we had a full view of Camp Island, and of the army back of it. Feeling fatigued, we left the exploring party, and walked up to the breast work. We had scarcely reached it when shots were heard. The friendly Indians, with Billy at their head, gave a shout! and every man w-as in a moment ready upon trigger. “Powell fight plenty to-morrow,” said Billy—“fight | too much”—his fine manly face lighting up as he spoke into an expression of eager longing for another crack at his red brethren. lie was related to Omathla, whom Powel had shot; and the recollection of this circum stance represt the feeling of contempt, mixed with pi ty, with which we must otherwise have regarded his unnatural faithlessness to his own race. We were now all eyes and ears—but the firing was not repeated; nor did we see or hear anything of our men upon the river. Presently, however, they return ed, and reported that the shots had come from the op posite shore—»hich left us satisfied as to the recep tion that awaited our attempt to cross the river in the murumgk At day break then Joster Blodget, oflhe “Richmond (Georgia) Blues,” commanded by Capt. Robertson, and one ot the finest men of a confessedly fine compa ny, holding in his mouth the rope which it was neces sary to attach to the other side of the rivef for the pur pose of arranging our fiat, coolly and deliberately broke water. His Captain stood by, and with intense solici tude watched the progress of the daring fellow—ex pecting, as we heard him say, every moment to see him shot down. This we all thought was surely the crisis; lor by shooting Blodget, our crossing would be at once embarrassed, probably defeated, for that day. Over he went, however, reached the shore, arranged the rope, hoisted a flag—and returned safe and sound as he set out. “There are no Indians here,” said some one, “they have evidently abandoned the pass— and we may cross in safety.” The Indians were there, however—hut their conduct was wholly unaccountable. A sense of disappoint ment pervaded every bosom—from a state of high ex citement we were suddenly let down—and perilous as it would have made our situation, on many accounts, there was yet probably not a man who would not have clapped his hands for joy, had the enemy in all his force have made his sudden appearance on the oppo site shore. But, though hard by, he did not appear; and by 9 o’clock that night the army was over—we were west of the Ouithlachoochy. Our rear guard, however, were honored by a salute from the unseen savage, which being promptly returned, he seemed quite satisfied, for the present, with that interchange of civilities, and nothing farther ensued during the night. The next morning we resumed our march—but not be fore we had been favored with a glimpse of our red friends. From a piece of rising ground, in front of our encampment, they had been descried in some tall white grass, about a quarter of a mile off. “One of them,” said a centinel, “was drest all in white; and looked seven feet high! He was the biggest Injin I ever seen! They are there, sir—the devils!” Some of the officers had also seen them, which left no doubt of the fact. Well, we hoped, by following in their direction, to come upon them ; and accordingly the army moved for ward. Old JYero (who had lived long with the Indians, and was now our guide,) was in a little time at fault for the track gave out. There we were, an army be wildered! At length we summoned two of our friend ly Indians, and they seemed perfectly at home, though neither trace nor sign could we see of a path! They seemed to scent the gale as they moved ahead of us— it was a sight that might be termed beautiful! In his wild and fanciful garb—his long black hair streaming to the wind—with staff in hand—a firm and assured step—here was the native of these wilds threading the ihicket with the air of one who seemed to say—“I iuiuw yc; The point which We were now to gam, was Tampa Bay—100 miles to the south of us. A week would take us there, allowing for some detention on the route —a week of hot weather—sandy road—fat pork—hard bread and-bad water—charming prospect! Indian signs now began to crowd upon us; and on the 30th, i about 9 o’clock in the morning, we halted some miles from the river—left 350 men, under Major Lewis, to protect our waggons ; and with the balance (1800,) sat out on a scouting expedition. We passed over Clinch’s battle ground, where we sarv Indian shantees (their late winter nuartow-y- jo oil direction1* Presently some of the party sprung an Indian and a while man! Like deer, however, they bounded into the thickets, and elud ( ed us.—Their fellows, thought we, are not far off. We had reconnoitered many a hammock, and the day was , fast declining, when—about 5 o’clock—the writer of this came suddenly upon Colonel Gadsden, at the point of an immense hammock. Wo were surprised to see him on foot, but it was soon explained: “The In dians,” said he, “are hero.” “ Where ?” wo quickly asked. “If you will ride round that point, yon will see them. They have held up their hands to us, intimat ing thereby that they want to have a /a/A.'■ A talk! thought we—a lilt at them would be better! Never theless, it was something to know that they icere here —that we were within reach of them. We moved ea gerly on, and on turning the point referred to by the Colonel, a rare and imposing scene presented itself. Lining the hammock, on the left, was the army, with General Scott at its head—mute and still—for it was a pause of expectancy! Spreading, on our right, lay one of those immense prairie ponds, that are the wonder ot these wild regions ; and had now become almost our despair! The hammock, in the form of a half moon, rose high along its borders, edging them with a green of the most vivid hue; while, upon a piece of head land, running out into the prairie, on our right, we could distinguish the dusky forms of the Micasukies, moving to and fro—sometimes disappearing in the hammock, and again emerging into view. At that moment, the setting sun,— “That, like a Seraph’s wing, abovo the woods. Appeared—” lit up the scene, and gave to it a more brilliant nnd per vading beauty. It seemed a sacrilege to tear with bloody hand u picture of repose so per leet and si) peace mi i v*— t...v- - -* n \ <'<■!» tma urn iiitvijfictcif ua u.* g'.>iu6,^ accompanied by Major B—, of (he Louisiana Volun teers, and Indian Billy—might be seen—now rising* and now sinking—laboring hard to get round the pond on the left, in order to reach the Indians* from whom he was instructed to learn definitely what they wanted, and to demand from them some account of Primus— a negro who, some weeks before, had been sent from Fort Drano to reconnoiter the enemy, and who had not afterward been heard of. The Indians were still stand ing upon the head land, as Nero and tho rest approach ed—near, and now nearer—and the parties met! At the end of about fifteen minutes, we saw two of the horsemen returning at their speed!—they were the Major and Billy ! Seven Indians, it seemed, had sud denly emerged from the hammock, carrying their rifles after a fashion, which tho two volunteers (for in that character had they accompanied Nero) by no means relished—who therefore concluded it wisest to retire— leaving the interpreter, nothing daunted, to continue the conference, At length he, too, began to retrace his steps; and, having returned, informed us that he could learn nothiug from the Indians relative to Primus, except that he had “gone doun to the tea shore"—but that they would tell us more in the morning, if wo would grant them the desired talk. The fact was, they were unapproachable by the army where they were, and they knew it; it is otherwise very questionable whether we would not have attacked, instead of talking with them. As it was, we resolved upon tho latter; and the more readily, indeed, from the impression that—as it was their intention (for so we naturally supposed) to sue for terms, which it would he in our power to dic tate—we might, by staking prisoners of them, use them for the purpose of corning upon the others, whose whereabouts, of course, they knew. Camping, there fore, within a mile or two of them, wo sallied out tho next morning to meet our supposed suppliants. A part ot the troops denied to the left, and the rest to the right, of the pond. On this latter side, upon a small pine peninsula, between which and the hammock there was a piece of bad marsh ground—tho cavalry was sta tioned, to intercept and cut off ,tho enemy, should he fly or be forced from the hammock, and attempt to es cape across the pine barren. The troops, with great difficulty—plunging at every step almost up to their waists—succeeded in getting over the marsh, and were just within rifle shot of the hammock, when its treach erous inmates opened a sudden and galling fire upon them ! They were, however, not unprepared or such a reception, and returned the saluto with interest. Our entire line n*w blazed! and for ten or twelve tnlnute.s the woods resounded with the rapid discharge of mus ketry and rifles! But as we could only fire in the di rection of the smoke of the enemy’s guns, and having given him three or four hot rounds, our men now charg ed the hammock! driving the Indians before them, whom they pursued for nearly four miles, and in spite of almost incredible difficulties; when, taking to the ri ver before we could come up with them, Jhey escaped. After several hours spent in the fruitless and fatiguing chase, we returned, with a loss ef 4 men killed and 7 wounded; but without being able to do more than guess at the loss of the enemy, who, being considerably in advance of us, were enabled to drag away their killed and wounded; which they never fail to do, when prac ticable. The experience of a single day thus spent, opened our eyes to the nearly impracticable nature of a war against such, an enemy, in such a country. How were we to pursue them—to follow them up from ham mock to hammock, with a train of 100 baggage wag gons? Impossible. Nor could we convert our infan try into cavalry—wo had not horses enough; and if we had, the nature of the country forbade it—for, as it was, we had to reverse the process—dismount our dragoons and incorporate them with the infantry. It was mani fest, however, that the presence of the cavalry had the effect of keeping the enemy forever in the hammock, where at the same time that arm of the service was impracticable. Hut our supplies were deficient, and defective. This precluded the possibility oj our em ploying another day in pur suit of the enemy. Instead of hard bread (biscuit,) and bacon, the Commissary General at Washington had burthened us with pork and flour—which, while it took up double the room that a similar quantity of the other would have done, ! without being as wholesome, occasioned, also, a much greater los3 of time in preparing our meals. This we ' lake to have been the true secret of the failure of the I campaign. It was too late to remedy the evil after we had got into the enemy’s country; but the fault can scarcely be said to have rested w ith General Scott, who, with deep regret we perceive, has been held responsible for its consequences. If it be asked tohy the army was taken into the field without pro per and sufficient supplies, it may be answered— first, that delay in opening the campaign (a delay oc ! casioned by the difficulty of forwarding even such sup I plies as we had,) had already been complained of by | the people of Florida, and in the public prints. It be jeame necessary, then, to put the army in motion , and we moved, too, with less relectance than we should I othei wise have done, from the tmpreasioa—shared by | till—that the enemy awaited us at the Omthlachoochy, ready to give us bat lie. Instead of this, however, i found him cut up »nto smalt parties, scattered over th# whole face of the country t Situated as the army was, then, tho attempt to hunt up the enemy was hope left* 1—was impracticable; and we were constrained to pro ceed on at once to Tampa Bay, in order to get sup plies. Yet when we got there we learnt that the Quar ter Master at New Orleans, influenced hy the repre* | sentation made, or caused (us it Was said) to be made, | l<y General Gaines—that the war teas at an end—r/o.»* ! ed by the blow trhigh lie had struck-, at the. Ovithla» I clioochy !—had abstained from sending on the provis* ions ho had been ordered to forward from that place, 1 he Quarter Master did not stand excused, it is true —but neither was General Scott to blame for a result which he had not contributed to luing about, From the same cause, there (deficiency of supplies) wo were obliged to hasten our return to the seuboard —unable to do more, on tho route back, than scour ft hammock, or so. Tho time, too, of the Louisiana \ oluntecrs would expire in a week ; and that or others of the same troops in a very short time $ added to which wo had from G to 700 sick ! The season was fast be* coming dangerous in those quarters, and we hud up* wards of 200 miles to make on our return. This, in few words, unless wo greatly err, is the his* tory of the failure of the campaign, i laving given the (acts, so far as they came to our knowledge, wo leave it to others to account for them. The relroshino waters of Tampa—iia ,»►.,} beautiful hay—tho appearance of Fort Brook, on ft green tongue of fund running down between Indian and Wellsborough rivers into the bay—the shanlecs of 400 friendly Indians ready for embarkation—and, though last, not least, the sight of a number of sail at anchor far down tho bay; all combined to repay Us for our twelve days toilsome and harassing march through the wilderness. There was one drawback,however- — the Jleus—they had taken possession of the fort and grounds—there was no compromising matters with them. We do wish that u certain General had carried them away in his ear. The fourth day of our arrival witnessed the fttihnr* kation of tho Indians. They left their old limiting grounds apparently without regret; but “stoics of tho woods” that they are, if ever they do feel, they seem to scorn the betrayal of emotion. Some “natural tears,” however, we must suppose them to have shed in secret, ns they shook tho last sands of the old bny troin their feet, and took the last glance at tho old fa* miliar pines, “grieving, if aught inanimate e’er grieves, o er tho unreturning” Seminole. Tbev left u number of their dogs behind them, and it was piteous to hear the bowlings of tho poor creatures as they wandered amidst the quenched fires and deserted places of their old masters, seeming by their cries to say, “Wheftt are they?” Being desirous of returning by a Ww route, we joined the left wing under General Eustis. It wns in going out to Camp Shelton—so called from the “lie* ro of the left wing,” as he was denominnted-*-Getieral Shelton of South Carolina, who distinguished himself in a combat with an Indian Chief, on the march down to Tampa—that we were made the sharers of a some* what ludicrous incident. The dragoons (GOO in number,) under Col. Good* win, had that morning started for Tense Creek, with in structions to scour the adjoining co,.intrv. We over* took them on tho road, and with a view to avoid the dreadful dust which they created, got into a trail, and shot ahead of them. We had not traveled far when we met two officers, a Captain and Lieutenant, both of whom we knew. Wo stopped to shako hands, and asked them if they were bound to Tampa. “No, sir, we are on our way to the Camp, but had got the start of you, and are returning (o inform Colonel Goodwin that there are Indians ahead.” “Ah! how far, sir?” “About a mile ahead, on the right, where they set fire to a building, tho smoke of which can be seen from the road.” “Did you see them?” “No, but my men did.** Colonel Goodwin, on getting op, was accordingly informed of the fact, aud We hastened on. We soon came in view of tho smoke, when we halted and had ft short consultation. “Captain,” said the Colonel, nddressing his officer of dragoons, “we shall probably have some sport here. Take thirty of your men—defilo to the right—and the moment you como in sight of tho rascals, drop your [corn, sir—every man of you—(each carried his COM! ! upon his horse)—and give them chase!” Away We sallied for about a mile, when a voice suddenly ex* 1 claimed, “There they are!” “Where—where?” was the equally sudden and excited question. “More di* rectly ahead—through these pines—why I see them aa plain as can be!” “True—there they are!” “Co hack,” said tho Captain to one of tho men, “and inform Colonel Good* wyn that the Indians are here.” This order arrested our attention, and struck us as most extraordinary. Wc had been sent in search of the Indians, with directions to give chase the moment we should ere them—and no sooner did we see them than the men were halted, and a message was sent to injorm Colonel Goodwin that the Indians were there! Well, there we stood watching them, when a cry arose that they were running through the woods! “There**-* they go! they will escape us!” Carried away by the enthusiasm of tho moment, we instantly exclaimed) “Bovs, let us after them!” j “Drop your corn—drop your corn!” was the inline* diate response—and without waiting for Colonel Good* win to he injormed, away we speeded in pursuit of the flying enemy, fust as our horses could carry us, and [ with our fingers ready to the trigger! | “By heaven, they are already out of sight!—spur, [ yc, boys!”—and spur wc did—for in about ten minutes ; more wo were down upon—the tents of our own menl j It was upon Camp Shelton—upon General Eusli*' | left wing—and no Indians—that we were charging at ! the rate of at least ten miles an hour! The poor men, peaceably engaged about the Camp, were astounded, and stood like “wonder-wounded hearers” of the rattling of our horses’ hoofs, and as aa* tonished spectators at the menacing appearance that we presented. Nor were we the less amazed. The whole had been a strange blunder; strange—though it may be tnougni explained when no afate .hat too Camp had been removed five miles to the right of wheie it stood when we last lefl it on going to Tampa; and not havjng been apprized of the change of location, a few stragglers from the Camp had been mistaken for Indian?.