M A € ON GEO it O 1 A T E E E O It A P
Caption of Acts—continued.
To incorporate ihe Volunteer Light Infantry,
in the county of DeKalh.
I'o appropriate money to improve the naviga
tion ol Flint River, also the Chattahochee River.
To amend the Acts incorporating the town of
To confer upon the Columbus Guards certain
T<» alter the Act (or ihe belter selection of
Grand and Petit Jurors, so far as relates to the
To amend the 2d section of the Act to prevent
Teachers of the Poor Schools in Telfair and
Franhlin, from receiving their pay until examin
ed and found qualified, by the Inferior Courts of
To amend the Several laws regulating the dis
tribution of the Academic ami Poor Schorl Fund,
so .fur as relates to the counties of Liucoln and
To establish a Ferry across Savannah River.
To amend the lOili section of an act to incor
porate the town of Covington, in Newton county.
To incorporate a Riilc Company iu the couuty
pf Monroe, and grant certain.privileges to the
To appoint additional trustees for the Starks-
Villc Academy iu Lee county.
To authorise the Justices of the Inferior Courts
of Fioyd aud Cass counties, to alter and regulaic
the bounds of Militia Districts, aud to add Gwin
nett county to the 2d Brigade, llih Division.
To prevent any Teacher of Pour children in
Montgomery county, from receiving his pay until
examined and found qualified, by the Justices of
the Inferior Court of said county.
To dispose of the I-dauds belonging to the
State, iu Muscogee county.
To authoriserertaiu persons to plead anti prac
tice law in this State.
To authorise Elias Pittman to establish a Fer
ry across Hightower River, in Cass county.
To amend the charter of the Bank of Colum
To provide for the more equitable distribution
of the Dividends of the Central Bank.
To amend au act to change the names of cer
tain persons therein named.
For the relief of purchasers of Lots 10 and 100.
To prevent Teachers from receiving pay out
of the Poor School Fund of Uiiinu comity, until
they shall have been examiued by the Justices of
Lie Inferior Court.
To remove the site of the Public Buildings iu
For the relief of Jitmcs Cartletlge.
Po appropriate rnoucy to improve tha naviga
tion of Ocmulgee River.
To nuthouse the Inferior Court ot Habersham
comity to levy an extra tax.
To amend tho act laying out the county of
Cov.eta into five School districts.
To establish ami fix tli igiiame of ihe Female
Academy at Forsyth, Monroo county.
To amend the first section of an act, to appoint
Commissioners to build a Court House aud Jail
iu Lowndes county.
'Po authorise certniu persons to establish Fer
To amend the net incorporating the city of
To authorise the Inferior Court of Jeffer»ou
county 10 open and keep in repair neighborhood
To make peimanent the county site at Dalou-
agba. in Lumpkin county.
To ndd the Academic to the Poor School Fund
of Union county.
To authorise the payment of $112 -10, to Mon
aghan Academy, V»’arre.i county.
For the relief of James Weaby.
To authorise P. A. Clayton to coiitiuuc his
Ferry across tho Chattahochee-
To authorise Gabriel Jones, Clerk of the Cou.t
of Ordinary, of Columbia county, to deposite
money in Bank, &c.
To alter aud change the time of holding the
Superior Courts iu Carroll Cobh and Paulding
and to attach the latter county to the Cherokee
To amend at: Act to protect '.he Frontier Set
tlements of this State, from the intrusion of the
To incorporate the Georgia Insurance and
Trust Company of the City of Augusta.
To ai«l and facilitate Thomas Spalding in the
execution of his Rail Road from the Ocmulgee
to Flint River, nod to extend similar privileges
tolhe Brunswick an Florida Rail Rond Company,
and to the Great Western Rail Rond Company.
To authorise the Inferior Courts ofTalhot and
G win net l to erect Assylums fo-the invalid poor
of said counties.
I’o change the names of ccrtaiu persons ihcreiu
To incorporate a Roil Rond Company to lie
called the Western Rail Rond Company for the
purposo of constructing a Rail Road from Forsyth
in .Monroe couuty. West Point, in Troup county.
To incorporate the Macon Lyceum aud Library
To amend the Act incorporating the Monroe
Rail Soad Comypany.
To authorise the the Inferior Court of Coweta
county to establish au Assylum for the invalid
poor of said county.
my own Slate, or tho rights of its citizens or o-
iher persons within its limits. Should such jjg-
gr, ssions be made, and passed by nmoticeii, ami
the boundaries be disregarded among the differ
ent neighboring States of our Union, I need uoi
poiut you to the cousequeuces that must ensue
by such a courso Many of ihe citizens of'Peu-
ucssee, residing within the vicinity of this trans
action, already manifest some excitement which
I hope will be allayed when they find that the
course pursued by the Georgia Guard iu this in
stance was unauthorised. I need nut point you
to what must most inevitably suon be the rela
tions between our Slates, were tho organization
of a similar force for the protection of the citizens
of Tennessee against such aggressious atrhori-
sed. J trust however, that it will not become uc-
cessary fur Tennessee to adopt such a measure,
hut that, every attempt to disturb tho citizeus
without authority, will he discountenanced and
ROBERT M. ECHOLS,
President of the Senate.
Assented to, 22d December, 1*35.
WILLIAM SCHLEY, Governor.
A N ACT to amend an act entitled-an act to protect
the frontier settlements of this State from the in
trusion of the Indians of the Creek Nation, pass'd 20tli
Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate. and House of
Representatives of the State of Georgia in General Ms-
senthhj met. and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the
same, That from and after the first day of February
next, it shall be unlawful for any Indian of the Creek
Nation to come within the limits of this Sti te, except-,
ing the City of Columbus; and that whenever such In
dian shall come within the limits of this State, it shall
be the duty of each and every civil and military officer
in this State having knowledge or being (informed of
the fact, to arrest such Indian aud.lodge him in jail;
there to remain till he shall bo relieved therefrom by
due course oflaw, and on payment of all expenses in
curred ; and that each aud every of such Indians of-
fn uling against the foregoing provisions of this act,
the boundary observed mutually between us ns
a means of preserving that comity, kiud feelings „ _ „
and respect, for the sovereignty of our rcspcc'ivfc b « F»ilty of a misdemeanor, and, on conviction
States, and the tights and liberties of tUo citizens thereof ’ ^cordmg to law, shall be punished by imp-
ifore so lorn- and hannilv evis- " 80nn ““* ui ‘V”*'labor ,he ^nitem-ary ^ any
which has heretofore so long and so happily exis
ted, and with this desirable object iu view, iny
efforts as the executive of tho State of Tennessee
you may rest assured will lie unceasing.
Witli the highest consideration, 1 have the ho
nour to be, your obedient servant.
Govcrnor.of the State of Tennessee.
Executive Department. Ga. ?
Milledi'cville. December 26. 1835. )
To his Excellency Newton Vannon,
Governor of the State of Tennessee.
SiR—Your leiter of the 5th inst, upon the sub
ject of the arrest and detention of the person of
John Howard Bayne by the Georgia Guard, was
received iu duo course of mail. Whatever may
have been the conduct of Mr Payne, in regard
to our Indian relations, yet the arrest of his per-
s-in by a portion of the Guard, within the juris
dictional limits of the Stale of Tennessee, was a
violation of the rights and sovereignty of that
Mate, not authorised by the authorities of Geor
gia. and without their kuovvledgc. The com
mander of the Guard, Col. Bishop, was iu Mil-
letlgeville at ’he lime ; and the act was doue by
a subordinate officer, who I presume, was uot
aware of the possible consequences of such au act.
Be assured, sir, that while Georgia is tenacious
of her own rights of sovereignty, and will always
maintain them with becoming dignity, she is also
tho last State in ihe Union who would knowing
ly and wilfully trespass on tie rights of a sister.
The act of wlrcli you justly complain, is not
the act o( Georgia, hut of a few men, who, with
out proper knowledge or reflection have commu
te.! .a trespass ou the person of Mr Payne. They
had no warrant or authority from auy Depart
ment of tho Government of Georgia, for the act J
they have done. Theirserin of scrvico expired |
within a few days after that act, aud they were
Immediately on hearing that Mr Payne had
been arrested within the territory of Tennessee,
I communicated the fact to the Legislature, who
you will sec by the accompanying preamble and
resolutions * have promptly and decidedly con
demned the conduct ot ihe Guard, aud disclaim
ed any agency in the matter, on the part of Ga.
Those resc-luticus, which were passed on the 22d
instant, will, I hope, he satisfactory to your Ex
cellency. and prove to the authorities of Tenues-
see, that whilst Georgia will uiaiuiaiu her own
ry . .
time not less than four months, nor more than eight
months, for the first offence ; and the second offence
not less than one year, nor longer than three years ;
or imprisonment in the common jail of the county
at the discretion ofthe presiding Judge, provided, that
this act shall not be so construed as to prevent any In
dian or Indians of the Creek Nation, from coming in
to this State unarmed, and without any offensive wea
pon, bonafida to collect any debt or debts dne or ow
ing such Indian or Indians by any person or persons,
being or residing within this State, or to prosecute or
defend auy suit or suits at law or iu equity iu any of
the Courts in this State, in which such Indian or In
dians shall he a party or have a valuable interest: oi
to give evidence against any Indian or Indians in any
ofthe courts in this State, provided, such Indian or
Indians shall be accompanied by some white person
of krown good character and responsibility.
See 2 And be it further enacted, That any white
person orpersons who shall trade or deal with or hire
for work or labor the said Indians within the limits of
tliis State, he she or they shall be indicted for a misdc
nreanor, and on conviction snail be punished by a fine
not exceeding one hundred dollars for the first offence
and for the second offence the sum of five hundred
dollars, and imprisonment in the common jail of the
county, at the discretion of the court; one half of said
fine to go to the informer, and the other half for coun
Aad be it further enacted. That the said Indians shall
be permitted to fish in the Chattahoochie river; olid
that if any of the said Indians shall be found fishinf in
said river, it shall not be deemed a violation of this
act. until otherwise provided by law; and that any
delegations of Indians from said* Nation on business
with the General Government bonafida, shall be per
mitted to pass through any of the counties aforesaid,
without being snbjecttoarrest, provided they can pro
duce satisfactory evidence of their Icing such delega
tion appointed according to the common usages of sd
nation. JOSEPH DAY,
Speaker if the House of Representatives.
ROBERT M. ECHOLS.
President of the Senate.
Assented to December 24,1835.
WILLIAM SCHLEY, Governor.
the arms of the State should be placed at the dis
posal of our suffering foih.w citizens to cnabh
them to defend themselves from their savage as
to the ineiu-ious ofthe Indians, and that if it be But yesterday the of Julius '* s '
found that the arms at the disposal ot the General .from Brazoriaw hence s u sat ec m ’
Government in this harbor, arc insufficient that affords us additiona. information more >.e«
iug and important, as concentrating the inci
dents of ihe Texcau struggle towards the de
nouncement. Early on the morning of tho 5th
inst. tho' Texeaus under Captain Millau made
an assault on the town of San Antonio. W e
have not ascertained the particulars of this at
tempt, but are informed that after a hard contes
ted strife with the heseiged, which continued un
remittingly for 36 hours, the assailants succeeded
in obtaining possessiou of the stonchouses, where
they secured themselves, and from which they
were enabled to silence three of the enemy’s
guns commanding important positions. 'I ho ex
press that brought the intelligence to Brazoria
had left about 4 p. in on the 6th, aud at that pe
riod the fight continued to thicken on all sides.—
The Tcxeans had then 2 killed and 12 wounded,
md although the loss of the enemy could not be
From the Jacksonville (E F) Courier, 24ih inst.
Latest Intelligence from the Theatre of War.
We insert a copy of a letter from Colonel
Warien to General Clinch, which will bo read
with great interest—judging from tha proportion
of the slain aud wounded. Our anxiety is groat
to hear larther particulars, and to know the names
of the five slain, whose names are put down in the
letter as unknown:
This letter contains our latest intelligence,
except a report just arrived, that two of the wonn
ded are since dead; that Weeks, one of the above
***«. to Maotl.* CotopnttJ. ft,...
» d great, as not less than 17 torses were rouuted
around ore of the guus that hail been silenced.
Since writing the above, a passenger culled to
inform us that the latest advices received from
Sau Antonio, were, that Cos had been obliged to
evacuate the town, and retire into the fort with
A N ACT for the appropriation of money for the
improvement of oakuiulgee river.
Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Re
presentatives of the State of Georgia in General Assem
bly met, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the
same, That the sum of ten thousand dollars be, and
the same is hereby appropriated for the improvement
of tho'Oukmulgee River from the city of Macon to its
confluence with the Oconee.
rec. 2. Be it further enacted, That Juntos Got’daid,
James K. Butts, of the city of Macon. Matthew Mc
Cormick of Pulaski comity, and George Wilcox and
rights, she is equally anxious to respect those of | Thomas IV ilcox ofthe county of Telfair be, and they
her sister States j are hereby Appointed Commissioners ofthe Oakniul-
Vcrv respectfully, I have the l.ouor tube, your River from the city of Macon to its continence
I J J with the Oconee, whereon a majority of them shall
have power to draw tire amount appropriated, or auy
*The resolution introduced byMr Clayton of Clark,
disapproving the coudnct of the Guard in ihe arrest
of Mr Payne.
Executive Office. ?
Nashville, December 5, 1835. y
To his Ercellency Mr Schley.
. Governor of the Slate of Georgia.
Sir—It is not without deeply regretting the
circuinstnnccs, that I feel it my dutv to addrets
you it: relation to a very unpleasant occurrence
which is said to have transpired recently, near
nr about the line dividing the States of Georgia
and Tennessee. _
Complaint has been made to mo liy Mr John
Howard Payuo, that while be was engaged iu
his pursuits of a literary character, in the State of
Tennessee, at the house of Mr John Ross, the
■principal chief of the Cherokee Nation, he toge
ther with Mr Ross were taken prisoners, by a
company of men denominated or called the Geor
gia Guards, commanded by Capt’Young. act
ing under the auihori’y of captain or colonel Bi
shop, who represented themselves to be acting
muter the authority of tho State. Thai they
wore taken by this force at tho house of the said
John Ross in the State of Tennessee aud carried
by them us prisoners to a place called in
the Siato of Georgia, where they were retained
*ju custody as prisoners a considerable length of
time, and that while ill custody, he the said Paine,
"had iiis papers aii taken from him, and a part of
them hat not been returned to him, and that lie
suffered much contumelious treatment from the
officers and men of said Guard, while thin in
Altcir custody as a prisoner, aud all without jus;
-cause to authorise his being tako.t in one State
Su this way, and carried iuto another : or for
ench proceedings as t()0 Georgia Guard have ex
ercise I towards him, while bo was thus peaeca-
lily residing within the limits of Tennessee, en-
’Joying the hospitality of its citizens as well as the
common rights and privileges of a citizen of the
5f such indeed has been the proceedings and
-■conduct of the Georgia Guard in this case, I can
hot for a moment believe that it has been auth
orised, or is sanctioned by tho constituted autho
rities ot the State of Georgia, whose devotion to
- »hc cause of State rights and State Sovereignty,
It h long since been most fully manifested. Whilst
I arn disposed to respect most scrupulously the
rights and sovereignty of all other sister States
".•it the Union, and their just aud constitutional
authority, I must at the same time resist the cu
eroachmonte that ;nav be made or attempted to
matlo by other States ou the Sovereignty of
A N ACT to authorise the formation of one or more
£SL companies of cavalry iu the several counties of
this Mate, and to authorise his Excellency the Gover
nor, to contract for a number ef pistols, swords, &c.
for the equipment of the same, and to provide for the
payment ol tlie same, out of any monies not otherwise
appropriated, and that said appropriation be provided
for in the appropriation bill of 18UR.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa
tives of the State of Georgia in General Assembly met,
and U is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That
from and immediately after the passage of this act, it
shall be lawful for the inhabitants of the several
counties of this State, liable to perform military
duty, to create one or more companies of cavalry,
where it can be done, provided, not more than
eight men shall be taken from auy one company of
militia, except such compa y shall be conuosed of
more tb*n sixty four privates; and except the coun
ties of .■Sumter and Lee, which shill lie authorised to
make up said company without regard to auy ltiiini^r
out of each militia district, aud that no company of ca
valry shall he composed of less than forty men.
And be it further cnuctid. That said companies shall
elect their osiiccrs from their body, and eutcr into such
by-laws for their regulation as they may deem exped
ient for their government and equipment’which shall
n be contrary to the military laws of this Statu ; the
result of which election, with a copy of their by-laws,
shall within thirty d;’.y« from said election, be trans
mitted to his Excellency, the Governor, whose duty it
shall be, forthwith to commission the several officers so
elected, and that the several commissioned, nou-com-
■nissioued and privates of each of said companies so
created, shall equip themselves within three months
from the date of said commissions, in such uniform as
they shall have agreed upon.
And he it further enacted, That Iiis Excellency the
Governor be. and hereby is authorised and required,
to contract for such number of pairs of pistols, with
holsters complete; also, such number of swords for the
use of cavalry companies of the best materials, as lie
may deem necessary to carry this act into effect, and
sc soon as the same can he procured, cause the said
several companies so organised, as well as those that
have heretofore been organised and who ha^e not
been furnished, or that may hereafter be organised, iu
pursuance of this act, to be severally furnished with
the number required by each company, so as afotc-
said organised and equipt; and that he cause a bond
and security from the said officers of each company
so created, in au amount sufficient to cause the said
pistols, swords, .ec. to lie kept in good order, and re
turned when required, and made payable to his excel
lency the governor, for the time lif ing, and his suc
cessors in office, for the benefit of the State.
And be it enacted by thtlsu'hority aforesaid, That said
companiei of cavalry soorgauised. or heretofore orga
nised in the several counties of this State shall he
known as the Georgia Guards ; and shall be subject
to the fust call by the commander in chief of said State
on all emergencies.
And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid.
That said companies of cavalry shall be subje t to in
spection, together with their arms and equipments,
by order .of the commander iu chief nCsaitl State, by
such adjutants or other officer directed to that duly,
and whose duty it shall be to report the situation, uni
form, and arms of tho said corps, with the reports of
the militia, when made.
And be it further enacted, That said companies when
so organised and equipt, shall he exempt from the
command or control of the regimental officers of the
several couuties where such companies have been
created, except when required to appear for inspec
tion, or called out for immediate service by the com
mander in chief; and they shall be exempt, whilst ac
ting as such troop of cavalry from road duty.
Aud be it further enacted by the auhority aforesaid.
That the stun often thousand dollari he appropriated
and set span in the appropriation act, to carry into
effect the provisions of this act.
And be it further enacted, That the militia ofthe first
division is hereby excepted out‘of the provisions of
this act, aud ail other nets so far as it restrains the
number of volunteer corps of cavalry to he formed
P 1 _
part thereof, and to exercise such general direction in
the prosecution ofthe improvement of said river, as
to them may appear most productive to the best inte
rests ofthe State, provided, the money herein and
hereby appropriated, be applied exclusively to the re
moval of obstructions and impediments to tue naviga
tion of the said Oakuiulgee river, of recent formation
or accumulation, and not to the widening and deepen
ing or changing of the channel, and that die said com
missioners give bond and security Lithe sum of twen
ty thousand dollars, for the faithful application of the
money herein appropriated
Sec. 3. Be xtfurther enacted, That whenever a va
cancy may happen, it shall be the duty of the commis
sioners to fili such vacancy within three months after
it shall have happened, by ballot, twenty day’s public
notice having previously been given, ofthe existence
of such vacancy, aud the time of filling it, and any one
havrng a majority ofthe votes given in at such election
shall be duly elected.
Sec. 4. Be it further enacted. That the said com
missioners shall keep a fair and correct record of all
their proceedings , subject at all times to the inspec
tion and examination of the Treasurer of the State,
or by any person by him appointed for such inspection
and examination, and if any part of the appropriation
by this act shall he applied to any other purpose than
as set forth by this act, the Treasurer be, and he
i9 hereby authorised nnd required forthwith to com
mence suit on the boud of the commissioners in any
court or place having competent jurisdiction, and that
he proscrute the same to recovery and collection, nnd
that the Governor for the time being be notified of the
same. ’ JOS I'll DAY,
Speaker ofthe House of Representatives.
ROBERT M ECHOLS,
President of the Senate.
Assented to, 24th December, 1835.
WILLIAM SCIILEY, Governor.
WAR IN FLORIDA I
Charleston. Dec. 29.
By the arrival yesterday of the sclir. Geogc £,•
Mttry, Capt. Willey, in 24 hours from St. Johns
(E. S’. ) we received the Jacksonville Courier of
the 24th inst. from which we have made copi
ous extracts respecting the hostile operations of
tho Indians in that section of tho country,
We have conversed with Cap:. Willey, aud
learn from him, that a large portion of the terri
tory has becu desolated by the Italians, they
having made a descent front that part of the ter
ritory qcrupietl h.y them, aud swept every thing
in their route, from Valusia to Black Creek, on
the main mail—and also from the same point to
Lnfc? George, and down tho St. Joint's River to
Back Creek, burning all the dwellings in their
course, and murdcriug such of the inhabitants as
had not previously made their d^gnpe. The
extent of the loss of life, could not of course be
correctly ascertained, on account of the confusion
that existed, but Capt. W. states That information
reached Jacksonville) on the moruiug of the 25th,
that Mr. Woodruff, and oue negro, who were
on M. Forrester’s plantation, had keen killed,
and that Ccpt. LANCASTER, of the militia, was
seriously, if not mortally wounded. The slori
and bindery establishment of Dr. Brush, at
Polatka, were blunt down on Wednesday last
A boat from tho Gtorge Mary, was fired upon
while on her way down Black Creek to St.John’s
We learn that the Indians had removed their
women and children to a place of safety, and that
it had been ascertained that roads were sometime
previously cut in different directions, to reach the
plantations, evidently for the purpose of facilita
ting their purposes, when the scene of destruction
should have commenced.
The effect of these disturbance? on the crops
will he most disastrous, the planters having been
compelled to abandon their fields ; and the mills
and buildings necessary fortho manufactory of
Sugars, are most probably all destroyed.
We learn that
at the Indians three times— twice after
received halls, the last discharge made «lien he
was down.—killing an Indian that bail jumped
into one of the wagons,—aud that Capt. AIc-
Lemore had two horses shot under him. How
much truth is in this repot t we canuot pretend
Heap Quarters, ?
Fori Crum, Dec. 19ih 1835- $
Sir—the troops iiuder my commaud, took up
the line of inarch on yesterday morning, to scour
out tho Wncahnuln and adjacent hammocks, aud
not wishing to he encumbered with baggage, I
despatched baggage wagons to take the diiect
route for Wctumpka. via Micanopy: on arriving
at tho Kaiiopann prairie, I immediately took
Capt. McLemore’s aud Capt. Lancaster’s
companies, and pursued on the trail, anti on ar
rival at Bcnj. Warren’s, found his house in flames,
passing on we found that a body of Indians, fifty
or sixty in number, had attacked and captured
our baggage as it passed over the Prairie, and set
the wagon on fire. The Officer in command of
the baggage train, wtih several of the escort had
retired to Micanopy, and I have n,.t been able
to ascertain correctly what loss has been sus
tained: two Sergeants and fournwn have returned
into Camp unhurt, and one Sergeant a»d one pri
vate belonging to Captain M’Lemore’s Company,
mortally wounded, still lingering at this fort. I
am not ahlo to make a more correct return, ns !
am unadvised of the numbers who have escapod
Micanopy, hut will make a more full return as soon
as possible. By this unfortunate affair, ourpapers
such as orders, reports &c, and all our amm
unition surgical instruments, &c. arc lost.
Gen. Call, with his reinforcement, is expected
here today, aud as I am assured that the whole
body of Indians are in the Wacahoutn and ad
jacent hammocks; the sigu is great, and from the
force seen in diffifrent parties, we are assured that
they arc all here. 1 think it advisable that you
send all the regular force, to co operate with us
immediately. The fighting is to be done here.—
We aro in want of ainmumtiou aud camp equi
page, having, as I before stated, lost all iu our
wagons. Yours rcsocctfullv.
Col nnd Com Mil iu service-
Gen D. L. Clinch.
P.S; Killed. Serg’t. Hunt, privates Till's and IT.
Roberts and five cither not known, wounded six,
one mortally (Weeks,) escaped sixteen; five
horses killed, six wounded.
Gen Call has just arrived in Camp with 250
men, and assumed the entire romtnand,
A report has also arrived, that the Indians
were penned in a Hammock in the Prairie, aud
that, on Monday last, firing was heard and a gen
eral engagement had taken place.
The mail rider, from Micanopy via Newnaus-
villo, who arrived here on Sunday morning last,
one day later than the mail was due, reported
that he saw on his routo fresh signs of Indians,
and that he might probably have been “picked souers
off” by some of them, had he uot joined a com
pany of persons w ith w hom he travelled as far
as Black Creek. He said every dwelling isahan-
doned by the inhabitants on the roads lending from
Black Creek to Ncwansville, and to Micanopy,
also from Newnansville to Aligator, and from
Picolsta and Palatkn to Micanopy. Picolata is
the highest point on the St Johns unabandoned by
the inhabitants. Tho rider brought also the first
intelligence ofthe attack on the house of Mr. Him
The following lottei from Col Mills to a gen
tleman iu this place, gives probably a more cor
rect version of the attack.
Head Quarters.(near) Fort Cruui) >
12 o,clockat night, 17th Dec.. 1839. $
Hit—Intelligence has arrived in Camp, that
about 30 Indians made au attack on Mr. Himino-
ns’ hous't, on the Pulatka road, about 8 miles from
Miccanopy, and 20 from this Camp. They rushed
on the hnuso with furious yells and heavy firin
but Siinmniis, and J Carr and two other who hap
pened to ho there, t arred tip the house and defen
ded themselves until day light—when the Indians
took a drove of fat hogs out of the pens and drove
them off. Immediately Captains Sumerall’s and
Gibbon’s companies were despatched off at 20
minutes notice, (with Carr to show the trail) and
with orders to pursue and destroy the Indians
We march ou for wacahouta in the morning,
where it is reported that a great show of Indians
is seen. Further, I have not time to sav.
Yours truly, W. J. MILLS.
We have not yet heajd any thing, interference
to the success ofthe detachment under Captain
Sumerall and Captain Gibbons, despatched iu
pursuit of them.
Wm. II. Morris, of New Provieen c »
L. M. Bellepout, of Huuovfer. acotl
rents. b ^ 1
Three prisoners died in the hospit- l vj-
Fleming, aged about 25, native of p ilu
Harris Blood, aged 40, native 0 |
James McCormick, aged 30, native of t
Exlractof a letter received frcmMei,-.
dated 5th Dec. 1835. ’ ,eUn >ong
Dear Sir—I lake this opportunity m
you that there lias lately been depred/fiLl f#rUl
mined on the flag of the U. S. Tin>
Hannah & Eliza from N. O. was faken'i,” 0 '
Mexican armed schooner C.eu. Bravo (f " lbt
called die Montezuma) off Matagorda
the forces left him ; and that there appeared little
doubt of his being compelled shortly to capitu
late, or be put hor^ uu combat, separate victo
ries may stimulate the Texeaus to accomplish a
final; and this befog effected, Texas will proba
bly he declared freo of the Mexican people and
confederacy. To this complexion must it come
General Austin arrived iu BrnSoria, on the
29ill November, to proceed as commissioner to
the United Slates, leaviug Col. Barllsou iu corn-
maud of the army. His health had been partial
From the New Orleans Bulletin, Dec. 25.
The following is a copy of a letter from one of
the unfortunate voung men who joined in the
expedition of General Me Ilia against '1 atnpico :
Tampico, December J3, 1835. >
Niue )'clock, P. M. $
Dear Friends: 1 will in few words as possible
give you intelligence of my fate, which is an un
timely one. To-morrow morning, before sun
rise, I, together with twenty seven of iny com
panions, are to he shot, according to orders given
bv a court martial of Mexican soldiers, or otfi-
of going in over The bar; the prisoners
ded here ou the 2d inst. Niue America,,; j
four Mexicans, who are uow in «lo«.'r„ t
incut. The Cap), of the Gen’S. Brava m •
says ho has orders from the Mexican G ^
inent to take every vessel that attempts t 0 °j'™'
to any port of Texas, paving no attention to,?
papers of the vessc. or flag Th.s sameschoT
er was taken possession of, w ithout even a i-'
for the papers of the vessel or payi u » a ' C \ ?
spert for the flag
Such proceedings ought to be made known t
the Government of the United States, au.i,] 10
interested, as ther« is no security for ves *
hound to Texas, unless able to defend th* 1
selves. Your oht. serv’t. eia '
From the Courier of Lie 21/A December
LATEST FROM TAMPICO.
Horrid butchery of twenty eight prisoners tch,
from Mehta's expedition—We are informed h»,
passenger arrived this morning in the In jg .\tt-|j
apas, whence she sailed on the I7th »iist°that *3
Americans. 3 Frenchmen, and 2 Germans, were
shot there a few days previous to his departure
The object of the Mexicans was not onlv ti>Ua
.! L..t » n Iw. .1 ...tV . • '
them hut to make them suffer as much r.s
hie before this was effected—for this
their guns were fired within a fou pacts,if jheir
bodies, and aimed at those parts which would
uot cause instantaneous death ; in this wav some
of them were shot leu or fifteen times, before
life became oxtiuct. Our informal)! furtherssv--
tlnt their clothes were set on fire hv the wad-
ding of the guus. and suffered to burn off them,
r ... i - .i • r Autoug the uuinhcr shot, were two voiith, f
cers, for an at tack ou this ctlv on the night ol ■ , 17 <• „„„ 11111 -'f-
. . XT 1 * t 4* . ^ • p«ireutl\ about 1/ tears 01 Aiarccntwa;
lb loin November last. I, lor my part, am per- !. » v ...1 _r.~_ .1 __ r ? I lwa5
No use in
fcc’.ly reconciled to my fate. No use m givin
particulars of the battle—1 am pretty sure jou
must have heard them before. I, at the time of
the engagement, got a wound iu the head with a
ball, and another through the right hand. I have
been in the hospital until tb s afternoon, from the
morning of the battle. No money rail save us:
even five thousand dollars was offered for any
one individual. There was likewise offered one
hundred thousand dollars as a ransom; hut the
reason of the refusal was. that they want to de
ter others from the cause of Liberty This is a
regular massacre. We should iiave becu treated
as prisoners ol war. I hope ihe An.cricau na
tion will revenge our lives. I have but a few
hours to liv.’, so God bless yon all. Farewell—
Adieu. JAMES FARRELL.
I canuot write well—excuse mo.
To Messrs. Dubois tfGarretson, Netv-Orleans
From the same.
An intelligent gentleman of Alachua, in a Icter
to a gentleman of this place, stats that Capt. Priest,
whose plantation at Wacahouta was devastated,
and buildings hurtled by th? Indian aud sou woun
ded, as noticed in our last nui. her, lost at least
one thousand bushels of com, and all his cotton,
of which ho had a large crop. All Iiis horses,
save five, aro probably lost. lie had about thirty
Imad. The corn nnd cotton were consumed'.
Twenty odd hogs, ready for the butcher’s knife
were taken from the pen and driven off. Capt.
Priest is, wo understand, ono of the greatest
losers, of the great number of those .whose planta
tions liavt. been devastated aud home laid in ashes.
Another writer says the people here are very
much alarmed Most ofthe families have aban
doned thei^ and homes assembled nt the differ
ent places where the inhabitants have erected,
or arc erecting forts for protection. There aro
at NewnausviSlo, the court house at which place
is turned into a fort, and the jail into a block
house—house upwards of tw o hundred people
assembled—at old Mr. Crum’s where is “Fort
Crum ” upwards of two hundred , and more are
Mr. Folk who was shot through the throat,
died on the I Ith inst.
passenger m the G. & M. has
within the limits ofthe same; and that it shall he law- j brought ou letters requesting that arms anti atnm-
fid forany number ofthe militia, ofthe first division uuttion 'Tiay he forwarded, as mauy of the troops
to form themselves into volunteer cavalr) corps, under | an j volunteers arc without anv means or defence
XdUUfn^en^d by the authority aforesaid, • ,,ho “£ h kip ’‘ l ,°. f ' V *“P° n CQul(] be
That all laws and parts of laws, militating against this found Imd been pressed into the service,
act bo, and the same are hereby repealed. j 11 1 his case of emergency, it is to he hoped that
JOSEPH DAY, ! ihe most prompt measures may bo taken to
Speaker of the House of Representatives. 1 afford assistance to those who aro thus exposed
Prom the N. O. Union of Dec. 21.
Important front Texas.
On Saturday a gentleman who recently loft
Texas, called'at this office to inform us that on
the 29th ult, about 359 Mexicans in a sottie
made an attack on a detachincm on the Texcan
army at that part of the iutrenchments near rim
mill iu the neighborhood of San Antonin, and
that between 50 and 70 of the enemy were killed,
while on the part of the Texeaus, there w ere on
ly one killed, and three wounded. The gentle
man informed us that tho Tcxeans kept tho ene
my completely ai hay, with their rifles, which
they used calmly and deliberately in operation ;
hence the disparity of the number killed on both
We were politely furnished with the fo lowing
letter froinTa ritpico :
Tampico, December 14. 1835.
Dear Sir— This morning twenty-eight unfor
tunate victims of treachery and villainy, part of
Mebia’s expedition, were shot. I hand you en
closed a list of them, with a petition presented to
the -Military Commandant, by several foreigners
aud Mexicans, drawn up and signed by the pri
soners; hut alas, it was uot iu his power to meet
The papers euclosed, were sent to mo by the
curate who attended them in their last moments
—they request d that they might he printed iu
’The letter from Joans II. Slewaid aud tile pe
tition to the Commandant, were giving to me nt
the prison grate, on Sunday morning—I had
them translated iuto Spanish, aud presented them
myself to the Commaudnut, aud am satisfied
that had he ttc power, he would have complied
with their last request.
You have here a full view, as well as the Go
vernment ami people of the United States have,
of the hideous crime committed in the port of
New Orleans, against the laws of God ami of
honor, under the pretence of populating 3 cxns.
A number oi distressed and unfortunate beings
arc entrapped aud put on hoard the schooner
Mary Jane, Captain Hall, under, the express stip
ulation aud understanding that they are bound
for Matagorda and Galveston, iu Texas, ns 'lie
clearance of said vessel at the custom house in
New Orleans, on the 6th ult, indicates It was
further understood that they were to have lands
on their arrival there, and a free passage, ami
mark the result: such as has been the fate of
ih se unfortunate men, was near to have been in
flicted on every Americau iu this place. Such
enterprises may, iu New Orleans, bo termed mer
cantile speculations—they are worthy of such
men as enlei iu.o them—aud 1 do uoi envy them
List of persons under sentence of death by-
order of a military tribunal held at Tampico, to
be shot ou Monday, December 14, 1835.
Arthur II. Clement, native of Pennsylvania,
aged 49, parents unknow n.
Thos. Whitaker of do. aged 39, father in Penn.
W. C, Barclay, of N. Y. aged 20, purctits in
Jacob Morrison, of do. aged 21, parents iu
Edward Mount, of do. aged 23, mother iu N.
Charles Gross, of I’eun, aged 23, mother in
Isaac F. feeds, of New Jersey, aged 80, pa
rcuts not known.
Mordecai Gest, of Maryland, aged 53, father
iu Md.; his own late residence iu Ohio.
David Long, of Ohio, aged 25, mother in O
W. IJ. McKay, of Virginia, aged 20, mother
Jonas K. Stewart, of Vermont, aged 33, mo
ther in Vt.
Daniel Holt, of Cauada, aged 18, pnreuts iu
James Cramp, of England, aged 22, parents
iu Oswego, N. Y.
Lewis Jacobs, of do. aged 21, mother in L.
Thomas II. llodgcrs, of Ireland, aged 23, pa
rents in Ireland.
Daniel Donnelly, of do. aged 20, parents iu
St. Johns, N. B.
James Farrell, of do. aged 23, father in Green
co. N. Y.
James Martin Ives, of England, no parents,
2 brothers in N Orleans.
Augusta Laussear, of France, aged 22, parents^ The N O Bee of the 25th says: *
iu IWe ' now the determined goal of an
10,000 men under Santa Ann** •'
furnished with arms and provisions
and with funds by collections r ® ^
and others, as well as donations ,
... - tercsted in^catoblishing a
Henry VVaguer, of Germany, aged 24. no pa
tents, laic front Philadelphia.
John [visit, of Germany, aged 24, no parents.
Anderas Helen, of Germany, aged 50, no pa
then dug, and after these unfortunate, but r ,«
men. were stripped of their shoes raid Loots ihn
were indiscriminately thrown iu. A few mo
ments before -tkey were shot, one of tht.-n, au A-
mcriran, implored the guards, it: the presence of
a priest, fora drink of water, which was refused!
It will be recollected that Mehia’s expedition sis
fitted nut at this place. A mong those who wire
shot, we learu the names of Wm. II. Morris,).
Ives, eugiueer, and a Mi. Demnuseu, who mi
particular manner distinguished himself xvith a
courage and firmness seldom equalled, On hs
executioners'Avishing to tie ii bandage rt.iudbit
eyes, he indignantly repulsed them, lb m
thick, said he, I tun afraid to look death m tin
face? No!—I die the death of a martyr of li
berty—he then ordered the soldiers ;u shoot, an) ’
on the first fire, more fortunate than the rest, he
was killed. Wc ?.re tolu dial he did every thing
to inspire his comrades with courage and re-i;-
uation, and to meet their fate as became tuci:.-
Two hours before the execution. Mr. Ii. wrote a
sung, to the air of the Marseilles hymn, which
he sang from the j iil to he place t>f , Eoculitra,-
Thc soug was in Ffeuch, aud will tie foumlon
that pan of our paper. Thus has fallen tweutj-
eight b r ave meu. Comment is unnecessary-*
barbarous and savage a procedure, canuot hat
create feelings of iudiguatiou and detestation ii
the breast of every man susceptible ef feeij
against their fiend-like executioners.
"We are further informed that martial Ian h i
been put in force—the utmost consternation pre
vailetf amongst all the foreigners—they consuls-1
iug their lives and property unsafe- itiileetlik
lower class of the people had threatened to rtf I
en masse, and. murder the wh.de of them. 1
foreigners are considered as American* and are |
stigmatised by tile Mexicans as “infernal tmeri-
caiis.” A short time previous tc tin- sliootaig tf
these captives, a store belonging to a I'rendm J
was hrokcu open and fobbed of its conttutib;
the m-.ib. I
Tho report of the Mexican ports being dw I
■gainst American vessels, is incorrect; it. M
doubt, originated from ill? fact of the port ?
Tampico being closetl during the rime Meliu* 8 !
there, hut was immediately opened afterhisdcI
feat and expulsion.
A Conducta for Tampico, with 900.000
of specie, said principally to belong to otcrrteH
of Now Orleans, had been stopped at St. I. 1 ® I
l»y order of Santa. Another, with about ft" 1 ® |
lollitrs, had arrived safe at Tampico—a r^'
which has been brought to litis place by Uw -* 1 1
There was not a single armed vessel d 11
nation at Tampico. Tho Americans cu:«pl :isl
great deal of the neglect of our goveri'iucsidJ'J
lives and property being thus at the increj«d®j
Mexicau rabble, w ho, it is s nt, re always rtJ ‘!|
on any occasion of popular excitement to rw*‘j
reiguers. It is to be hoped nttr goverumeut.
ing the imperious necessity of the case, j
a naval armed force to that place without wWl
Since the above was in type. »ve have CJir ' f ^|
cd with several respectable merchants wiio 1 ■' I
received letters from Tampico, who kF'* I
the circumstances of the death of the - I
w ho yy ere shot, as entirely different lr0 '" !'^l
'e have stated, and that the barbarity"*"" .
informant alleges agaiust the Mexican* *“
case, as quite unfounded. Orrendeavor*
ways to arrive at truth but when xve
pelfed to take verbal information, itfoveiy'
cult. W c therefore give our account tor " jj
is worth, without vouching for its general at* |
A commercial friend has been 5° - 11 '
hand us a letter from a highly respect* 1
chant at Tampico, which will be fount
The conduct of Mehia’s troops is very f
ble, they having made an attack upon * c ^
cial house where they knew was a l ;ll V *
do 25, pareuts
Frederic Deboy, of Dautzic aged 24, parents
Fred. Wm. Manor, of Germany, aged 22, pa
rents in Saxonv.
aged 27, father
N. O. BulteUin ofict. **• '
-passenger on hoard of thoM ^
New York, reports that the . E “P b X*„ IsB
Hole in the W vll, fell in with •> . ■ j,
of War Bu:o. having ia cotnpau) <•. *
taicankens, from New-York, ■>«>« . „
with 200 volunteers. It was rite • ,
Man of War to take her prize iuto i
“ A passenger of the steam ■>' . jgi
lina from Mobile, reports that , l<: r l0 oi
Marshall had detained the volunteers ^
gotnery, bound to Texas, at * 01
proceedings not known here as yc-
eminent in Mexico, to ^ ie anu l “' t
millions of dollars.”
A smart shock of an EardN’SjjjjW.i
near Frcderickton, N. B. on - 11 .. ff ,
extended 15 miles up ihe R enH '