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LATER FROM THE ARMY [Newspaper Article] — California Star — 9 January 1847
LATER FROM THE ARMY. PROGRESS OF THE WAR. MATAMORAS TAKEN WITHOUT OPPOSITION. Mexican Soldiers Deserting in Great Numbers. Additional particulars of the Actions OF THE 8th AND 9th. The Electric Telegraph at Jersey City comunicates the following important and interesting intelligence from the seat of war. From the New Orleans Delta, May 29. The Steam Ship Telegraph has arrived from Point Isabel. Through the politeness of her obliging clerk we have been furnished with the following information:— He reports that on the 17th instant, a detachment of 300 regulars and 350 volunteers proceeded to Barita and took possession of it, and established a military depot. On the night of the 19th, an express arrived from Gen. Taylor, stating that he had crossed the Rio Grande and taken the City of Matamoras without opposition. The Mexicans have fled the city — the Mexicans from the last accounts were deserting their ranks in battalions. Two regiments, with the exception of about 350, having marched...
Tr<>ulni«*:it of American Prisoners l. ilu> Tl«*iru<t. [Newspaper Article] — California Star — 9 January 1847
Treatment of American Prisoners by the Mexicns. Capt. Hardee, who was taken prisoner in the capture of Thornton's company, states, in a letter to a friend in Savannah, that they were treated with the greatest consideration and kindness Gen. Arista received the prisoners in the most gracious manner, and said that "his nation had been regarded as barbarous, and that he wished to prove to them the contrary." Capt. Hardee says: "Lieut. Kane and myself are living with Gen. Ampudia, lodge in his hotel and sit at his table. We are not on parole, but in company with one of the Generals aids — go pretty much where and when we please. Two of his aids speak excellent English, and the Genera! himself speaks French, so that we are admirably off in this respect. Every one around us use their utmost endeavours to make our time psss pleasantly, and if any thing could make us forget our captivity it would be the frank and agreeable manners and generous hospitality of Gen. Ampudia. He and General Ari...
Jlr*ic:m Affair*. [Newspaper Article] — California Star — 9 January 1847
Mexican Affairs. The Washington Correspondent of the Journal of Commerce says: "We are anxiously expecting intelligence from the Army of occupation. The news will, it is thought, determine the question whether we are to have a long war or a short one. 'Mexico is probably welI acquainted, by this time, with the disposition of the British government towards this quarrel: and if she is to have no help from that quarter, then she might as well negotiate at once. 'The Mexican Government would not venture upon a war with the United States without the belief that it would have foreign support. 'At the time when, by the intervention of France and Great Britan, the Mexicain Government was induced to recognize the independance of Texas, for the purpose of defeating anexation, a pledge was given by the English and French Ministers, that if the project should fail, Mexico should have aid in resenting the injury of which she complained. That these Ministers did not give this assurance without au...
tuueiatiou. [Newspaper Article] — California Star — 9 January 1847
Annexation. It appears from the latest papers from the United States, that information had been received at New Orleans and Havana, which was relied upon as correct, that thirteen of the Mexican Provinces had notified the leaders of the party in power in that ill fated country of their determination not to have anything to do with the present war with the United States, and that, unless certain demands, the particulars of which had not transpired, were complied with, they would immediately apply to the Government of the United States for admission into the Union. All the Provinces adjoining the State of Texas, are among the number mentioned. Tobasco has under Cen. Bruno raised the standard of revolt. It seems however from the following article from the New York "Sun," that Yucatan has taken a more decided stand than any of them. By the brig Young Gregory, at Havana, six days from Sisal, we have received advice from Merida, the Capital of Yucatan, which reach to the 10th ultimo. We t...
The avy. [Newspaper Article] — California Star — 9 January 1847
The Navy. List of Officers attached to the United States Ship Dale, bound to the Pacific Ocean: —Commander, Wm. W. McKean. Lieutenants, Edward M. Yard, T. A. M. Craven, Fabius Stanly, Wm. Taylor Smith. Acting Master, Nath'l. C. Bryant. Surgeon, Daniel S. Green. Ass't. Surgeon, John Rudenstein. Purser, McKean Buchanan. P. Mid'n. J. Downs, Jr., John Febiger, J. B. Creighton. Mids., Allen T. Byrons. Act. Mids., Wm. B. Hayes, Thomas B. Houston, John Adams, J. R. Hamilton.
To taw Pnblir. [Newspaper Article] — California Star — 9 January 1847
To the Public. The anxiety of the proprietor to commence the publication of this paper at the present time —the absence of the gentleman employed as permanent editor, and my own convictions of the propriety and necessity of commencing it without further delay, have induced me temporarily to take charge of the editorial department of THE CALIFORNIA STAR. As the conductor of a Public Journal, I shall be governed solely by what I believe to be the interest of the people of California. Having no interest but in common with them, every possible means will be employed to ascertain their wishes and all the influence of the STAR will be exerted in carrying them out.— While on the editorial tripod, all private pique personal feeling and jealousy will be laid aside. It will be my constant effort to make the STAR useful and interesting. Its columns will at all times be open to the public for the discussion of all subjects of general interest. E. P. JONES.
The Lam of California [Newspaper Article] — California Star — 9 January 1847
The Laws of California. We hear the enquiry almost every hour during the day "WHAT LAWS ARE WE TO BE GOVERNED BY;" we have invariably told those who put the question to us, "If any body asks you tell them you do'nt know," because we were unwilling to express an opinion in relation to the laws in force in this Territory, knowing as we did that probably during the day the same persons would be told at the Alcalde's office or elsewhere that "no particular law is in force in Yerba Buena though there may be in other places in the Territory, and that all suits are now decided according to the Alcalde's NOTIONS of justice, without regard to law or the established rules governing courts of equity." We have been compelled on two or three occasions to hazzard an opinion in consequence of being employed as an attorney. We learned from travellers that throughout the Mexican dominions all suits were decided by the Alcalde's in favor of THE HIGHEST BIDDER FOR JUSTICE, but when we heard on the oth...
, JLafr«! ><•«» from the I Mil. «1 *>intc*. [Newspaper Article] — California Star — 9 January 1847
Latest News from the United States. The latest news from the United States is that the American army under Gen. Taylor had advanced as far as Monterey in the State of Tamaulepas, where they had a severe battle with the Mexicans, which lasted three days, the 21st, 22d, and 23d, of September. The American army having taken four of their principle batteries, the town capitulated. The Capitulation is said to include an armestice for two months. The loss of the Americans is reported to be 1500, and that of the enemy 6000 killed. Gen. Kearney left the United States early last Summer with 3000 men for California. He has with him as pilot, Mr. Bent the founder of Bent's fort on the Arkansas River, and several other persons well acquainted with the route to this country. It was General Kearney's intention to come by the way of Santa Fe. He is probably now in the country. Four Transports with one thousand volunteers under Col. Stephenson was to sail for San Fran cisco from New York in August ...
Ttii* Orcfoa <|ajeataam [Newspaper Article] — California Star — 9 January 1847
The Oregon Question. The Senate of the United States on the 18th of June last, ratified the treaty made by President Polk with the British Minister at Washington, for the settlement of the Oregon question. -- The vote of the question was 41 to 14, twenty seven majority. The Senate was full; but Mr. Jernagin of Tennessee refused to vote under instructions from the legislature of his state to consent to no compromise. The basis of the settlement of the Oregon question, is 49 deg. 30 m. latitude, as the boundary between the two countries, with the right of the fiee navigation of the Columbia river to England until the expiration of the Charter of the Hudson Bay Company. The ratification of the treaty was hailed with joy throughout the whole country. We understand that Col. Freemont with the army under his command, left San Juan near Monterey a few weeks since for the lower country. We have not been able to ascertain the exact number of his forces, but we think that be had not less than...
IssißtariuMl Uu. [Newspaper Article] — California Star — 9 January 1847
Important Law. A recent act relating to moneys not paid over by lawyers to clients, authorizes the imprisonmeat of the lawyer. Why not extend this just principle to all agencies? A man who contracts an honest debt and cannot pay should not be imprisoned, but a man should be proceded against as a criminal who does not pay over money intrusted to him and belonging to others— lt is a fraud, not a breach of trust, and such should be the distinction.
Notice to llitrtßMr.. [Newspaper Article] — California Star — 9 January 1847
Notice to Mariners. Capt. Sands, of whale ship Benj. Tucker, of New Bedford, reports the following. "On the passage from the Sandwich Islands to Cape Horn, on the 19th October, fine clear weather, not expecting to see land, a man from the mast head, reported land in sight, which proved to be four small islands, lying in the lat. of 21 50 S., long. 115 4 W., bearing from Rimutara W. N. W. 1-4 W.; about 2 degrees from which there is a small island marked on the chart about 1 degree west. The Islands spoken of above contain a circumference of about 10 miles, with very high breakers clear round them, the hight of the land not being above 30 feet. The above not being laid down in any book or chart in my possession, excepting the small island to the westward, I give them to the public as I found them. J. R. SANDS.
PREMEDITES OF THE CALIFORNIA STAR [Newspaper Article] — California Star — 9 January 1847
PROSPECTUS OF THE CALIFORNIA STAR Tbe undersigned in common with the rest of the citizens of the United States, having experienced the good effects of the Press in diffusing early and accurate information on all important subjects, in advocating and defending the rights of every class of the people, in detecting, exposing and opposing tyrany and oppression--and being anxious to secure to himself and the citizens of his adopted country, the benefits of a free, fearless and untrammalled Newspaper— Purchased and brought with him fo California a press and all the materials necessary to effect that desirable object. Contrary to our original intention, but being fully convinced that the present crisis in tbe affairs of the country demands it, we have resolved to commence AT ONCE the publication of a paper to be styled "THE CALIFORNIA STAR". The peculiar situation of our country, and the absence of all sinister motives forbid the idea of the intrusion into our colums of party politics — th...
i 01. J. 4 . lr«t*oul. [Newspaper Article] — California Star — 9 January 1847
Col. J. C. Freemont Of the life and character of the gentleman who is the subject of the subjoined remarks, and who, it is perfectly understood will be the first Governor of our young and interesting territoiy, I propose to offer a brief sketch as affording some evidence of his peculiar and high qualifications for tbe responsible office of Chief Magistrate in the present unsettled affairs of the country. Col. Freemont is a native of South Carolina where his mother a highly respectable widow' still resides. At a very early age after having passed through regular classes of a college in his native state, he received a commission as Lieutenant in the United States Corps of topographical engineers, where he gave such decided proofs of ability, prudence and professional skill, that he was at once pointed out to the Chief of the topographical corps as eminently suited to take the lead in the most difficult and responsable labors of that department. He continued uninterruptedly to advance ...
Thank* of < oMUie** to flic Army. [Newspaper Article] — California Star — 9 January 1847
Thanks of Congress to the Army. Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled. That the thanks of Congress are due, and are hereby tendered, to Brevet Major General Zachary Taylor, commanding the army of occupation, his officers and men, for the fortitude, skill, enterprise, and courage which have distinguished the recent brilliant operations on the Rio Grande. And be it further resolved that Congress sincerely sympathize with the relatives and friends of the officers and soldiers of the army of the United States who so bravely fell in the service of their country on the Rio Grande: Resolved, That the President be requested to cause the foregoing resolutions to be communicated to Maj. General Taylor, and through him to the army under his command.
The Conqnc*t of Ifexico. [Newspaper Article] — California Star — 9 January 1847
The Conquest of Mexico. The Union of Tuesday, adds the following confirmation of the intention of Mr. Polk to conquer Mexico. "There is no method of bringing Mexico to her senses, and to a concession of our just rights, but pushing the war with all our vigor, after the capture of Matamoras. That even will not suspend our military operations -- nor will the season arrest them; but we shall go on conquering and to conquer, until Mexico is compelled to abandon her rhodomantade, and her bravado. We feel that we are no longer to be put off by empty words or rediculous pronunciamentos. Still less likely are we to wait for the mediation of any European power. We act upon our own hook, until Mexico shall be made to feel that our own swords or cannon must wring full justice, and a permanent peace, from her infatuated government. She has too long abused our forbearance; and the consequence of her obstinacy and hostility be now upon her own head.