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TUESDAY, JANUARY 5, 1847,
Vol. 5. Ho. C.
A TOUCH OF THE POETICS.
A newspaper bearing the following
original inscription, passed through a Post
nfrice in Wyoming .county, a few days
"This is to Miss Lucinda Drake,
The charming girl I'll ne'er forsake;
She docs reside in Elba town,
"Which is a place of great renown;
This town, it is in Genesee,
"Where L. and I would like to be;
The county is in New-York State,
The very place to get your mate."
Beport of the Secretary of the
The Report of the Secretary of the
Navy has not yet been presented to Con
press, but by the kindness of the Chief
Clerk of the Department, we are enabled
to present the following synopsis of it:
The Mediterranean squadron has not been
continued during the last year. It is pro
posed to revive it as soon as circumstan
ces will permit. The station at Mahon
has been discontinued at the earnest re
quest of the Portugnesc Government, and
measures are in progress for the removal
of die public stores from that place.
The East Indta squadron, consisting of
the Columbus. 74, and the sloop Vmcen
lies, is supposed to have satled for Japan
and Kamskatka, in the month of May or
June last, and to have returned to Macao
about this time. They will probably
commence their homeward cruise via the
North Pacific in January or February.
Orders were sent to Com. Biddle in Jan
uary last to proceed to the west coast of
Mexico, and assume command of the
squadron there. No acknowledgment of
the receipt of them has been received at
The Brazil squadron consists of the
frigate Columbus, Commander Ritchie,
and the brig Bainbridge, Lieutenant com
manding Pennington, under Commodore
Rosseau. The African squadron consists
of the frigate United States, the sloop
Marion, brigs Dolphin and Boxer and
store ship Southampton, 9G guns in all.
A full and interesting narrative is given
t.f the operations of the Pacific squadron
f'mcc the war, both under Commodore
Sloat and Commodore Stockton, and co
pies are annexed of the official reports of
these officers. The squadron now con
fists of the Savannah and the Congress,
frigates; the sloops Portsmouth, Levant,
Warren and Cyanc; schooner Shark and
store-ship Erie. The razee Indepen
dence is on her way out with Com. Shu
brick, who will on his arrival assume
command, and the sloop Preble has sailed
for the same destination.
The doings of the home squadron arc
also fully narrated, and copies annexed of
the official reports of Com. Conner in
reference to the blockade, the designs on
Alvarado, the affair at Tabasco, and the
viking of Tampico. Full justice is done
t) the commanders of both squadrons, in
whom the confidence of the department
seems unabated. Extracts from the in
structions under which they acted show
also a disposition on the part of the Go
vernment to avoid all collision with Mex
ico, if possible.
The vessels comprising the Navy of
Texas seem to have been fouud unworthy
of repair, with the exception of the Aus
tin, which is at Pensacola. The others
have been ordered to be sold. The esti
mates of the department are based on the
employment of 10,000 men, though no
more than 8,500 are now in service.
Authority is asked to build 4 sea steamers
to be employed in connection with our
tquadrons abroad. The practicability of
the dry dock at New York is not doubted,
?:nd the work is urged upon the favorable
notice of Congress. A dock at Pensacc-
la is also recommended, and other im
provements to increase the efficiency of
lac yard at that place. The restriction
n the Memphis work, adopted at the last
Congress, it is thought may be advantage
The exclusive employment of naval of
ficer, ns naval storekeepers abroad, is not
thought to be wise, and a modification of
the law on the subject is recommended.
The naval school is spoken of in terms
of approbation, and the same appropria
tion is asked for it as was had last year.
A suitable notice is also given to the offi
cers of the observatory, whose valuable
operations are beginning to attract the at
tention they deserve. An addition to the
number of assistant surgeons is very
much desired, and the department also
recommends an increase in the rank and
fde of the marine corps and in the num
ber of warrant officers.
The report concludes with advising
that authority be given to the President to
appoint one out of five or six midshipmen taken sick; the former was a raving ma
st large, irrespective of the place of resi-j niac during the whole passage; he had
dencc of the person appointed. Provi- crossed the ocean a number of times, and
fiions might thus be made for cases of pe- had never experienced such a eevere and
i:h:r merit which arc now excluded. protracted storm before; and his last loaf
Nothing is said in the report on the sys- i bread was distributed among tho passen
tcm of promotion. liters some three days before he made the
The Secretary c-mfincs himself to a port, and he says that the sufferings of
faithful narration of the doings of the all on board were mclancholly in the cx
Navv, with a few practical suggestions, j tromc. These are facts which ought to
K'ch as wc hve mrn'iore.l. His re- command the immediate action of-our
port is aUy written, is dear and intcrcs- j authorities with regard to theirnporta
ting. ' . j . i lien of paupers. NVY. Express. ,
Report of the Secretary of
This Document has not yet been prin
ted. A brief synopsis, made from the
original Report, has been furnished us.
The Secretary gives a full history of the
commencement and progress of our Mex
ican war operations; the battles of Palo
Alto, Resaca dc la Palma and Monterey
arc narrated; then we have the termina
tion of the armistice; the conquest of
Santa Fe and the Crlifornias, and accounts
of the various movements of the armies.
Satisfactory, though not official infor
mation has been received of the taking of
Monclova, but not Chihuahua. Gen.
Kearney's detachment was expected to
reach the Pacific about November last.
The operations of Colonel. Fremont and"
Commodore Stockton west of the Rocky
Mountains, arc referred to with commen
dation, Autheutic information but no of
ficial report has been received of their
The military force of the United States
has been augmented from 7G 40 men to
30,000 mcn The duties of the War
Department have been arduous and em
barrassing. The Department of Tamau
lipas, and the right bank of the Rio
Grande for several hundred miles from its,
mouth, New Ieon, Coahulla and Chi
huahua have all in effect been wrested
from the enemy; and the Mexican au
thority, civil and military, displaced in
New Mexico and the Calitornias all in
the short space of seven months.
The regular army, under the law of
last session, when filled up, would amount
to 19,998, officers end men,, but does not J
now exceed 10,300. Oar success in the
! 111 .1 1 1
neiu is aitriouiaoic prooaoiy 10 tnc large
number of volunteers called out since the
passage of the bill increasing the army.
It is impossible to tell the number of
troops which the exigencies of the war
may require. The volunteers called out
who have encountered the enemy, have
more than justified the expectations form
ed of this description of troops; but it is
no disparagement to them to say that reg
ular forces would be preferred in a war to
be prosecuted in a foreign country. Con
siderations of economy are also decided
ly in favor of troops engaged to serve du
ring the war. The Secretary is most so
licitious that this subject should receive
; the attention of Congress, and that a body
of troops should be raised to take the
place of those volunteers who will claim
a discharge at the end of their term of
The plan suggested by General Ma
comb in his report in 1S3G, is recommen
ded now in reference to regimental field
officers. Provision should be made for
offences committed by our troops, and by
persons connected with the army. An
increase of the regular army is recom
mended. The estimated appropriations
for fortifications for next year amount to
$195,690. The report then goes on to
speak of our national defences; of sap
pers, miners and topographical engineers
and their present organization; of he ord
nance bureau being inadequate; deficien
cy in the medical staff of the army; his
tory of operations in mineral lands the
past year; number of pension agencies,
41, exclusive of Navy pensions, and num
ber of pensioners about 20,000.
Sub-Treasury act contemplates the em
ployment of officers therein named as
pension agents, and renders it doubtful
whether those hitherto employed are not
suspended. He recommends that au
thority be given to continnc the irescnt
agents at a reasonable compensation.
Three thousand four hundred and thirty
four Indians have been removed West of
the Mississippi river since last annual re
port. New treaties with Indians arc re
ferred to, and the solicitude of Govern
ment to promote the welfare of the Indian
tribes is feelingly expressed.
TXic lauier story.
Distressed Emigrants. Two ves
sels arrived in this port on Monday, hav
ing on board 312 passengers, 34 of whom
were dead, and 41 in such a miserable
plight as to be sent to the City Hospital,
where thev now lie wavering between
life and death. One of these vessels was
the Ligonia, from Bremen, where she
sailed on the 1st or September having
been out 110 days ; the other was the
Pontiac from Liverpool, where she sailed
j uciooer zuin Having oeen oui u.j uays.
The Cant, of the Pontiac is G. XV. Tuck
er, who called at the Alms House and
mentioned the following particulars :
The number of deaths on board his
ship was 19; the entire navigation de
volved upon himself and six sailors, his
first and second mates having both been
Mr. Davis' resolution calling on the
President for copies of instructions to
Gen. Kearney and Com. Stockton, as to
the governments they have established in
New Mexico and California, 'has been a
dopted in the" House of Representatives,
and a spirited debate is now going on in
that body on the Presidents Message gen
erally. We regret that our limits pre
vent us from giving a sketch of this de
bale, which is very interesting. The im
putation of treason, cast by the President
upon those who differed with him as to
the policy or necessity of the war, is
commented with becoming freedom and
independence, and with a severity which
causes that functionary and his friends to
quail under the rebukes administered, and
to regret that the language was ever used.
It is shown that the President himself, in
admitting Santa Anna through the block
ade of the coast of Mexico, has given
more "aid and comfort to the enemy"
than any body else, or all other persons
put together, and if there is treason to be
imputed to any one, he it is himself, who
has been guilty of it. The Whigs nobly
perform their duty to tho country, now
that we are engaged in the war. by voting
supplies to carry it on, and hushing it to a
speedy and honorable conclusion. This
is the right spirit.
The President sent a message to the
House on Tuesday in reply to Mr. Da
vis' resolution, from which we extract the
following paragraphs: .
"Thes3 orders and instructions were
given to regulate the exercise of the rights
of the belligerants engaged in actual war
over such portions of the territory of our
enemy as by military conquest "might be
taken possession of" and be occupied by
our armed forces rights necessarily re
sulting from a state of war and clearly
recognized by the laws of nations. This
was all the authority which could be del
egated to our military and naval comman
ders, and its exercise was indispensable
to the secure occupation and possession
of the territory of the enemy which
might be conquered. . The regulations au
thorized were temporary and dependent
on the rights acquired by the. conquest.
"Among the documents accompanying
the Report of the Secretary of War, will
be found "a form of government," "es
tablished and organized" by the military
commander who conquered and occupied
with his forces the territory of New Mex
ico. This document was received at the
War Department in the latter part of last
month, and as will be perceived by the
report of the Secretary of War, was not,
for the reasons stated by that officer,
brought to my, notice, until after my an
nual message of the 7th iust. was com
municated to Congress.
"It is declared on its face to be a "tem
porary government of the said territory,"
but there are portions of it which purport
to "establish and organize" a permanent
territorial government of the U. States
over. the territory and to impart to its in
habitants political rights which under the
constitution of the U. S. can be enjoyed
permanently only by citizens of the Uni-
ted States. I nese have not been ap-
proved and recognized by me."
It will be perceived Jrom these passa
ges that Kearney and Stockton acted in
some measure on their own hook.
The following paragraphs wc copy
from the report of the proceedings of
Tuesday by a correspondent of the Bal
Mr. DAVIS of Ky., made a brilliant
spcccli in rebuke of those who stood
forth as the servile defenders of the Ex
ecutive power. He argued upon the ex
traordinary spectacle which was presented
to the American People in the defences
of the President, who had, without con
sulting Congress, and in a reckless vio
lation of the Constitution, . involved the
country in a war with a Foreign Power;
and vet. for pointing out and condemning
an act like this, charges of treason were
Mr. Davis rejoined ,lo those who were
charging the Whigs with treason. by a
most pointed retort. . What was treason?
It was giving aid and comfort to the ene
my. And had not the Executive done
this in-admitting Santa Anna into the city
of Vera Cruz? Suppose Commodore
Conner, Morris, Perry or any other naval
commander had done this, would not thcy
have been arraigned and tried for treason;
and most justly? Supposing they had
been found in conference and correspon
dence with Santa Anna, would they not
have been dragged before the Douse, im-
der.Court Martial orders!. Unquestiona
bly they would. And this , was precisely
what the Executive had done and he
COU1U nOl CSCapu irum uiw uuciuuia 111
which he was involved. ......
Mexican Elections Favorable to
Peace. The franco American!, pub
lished in New York, slates that a letter
has been received from the City of Mex
ico, dated November 17, in which it is
affirmed that the elections have taken turn
decidedly favorable to peace, and that the
overtures of the United States will be ta
ken into serious' consideration by the
When Providence blesses .
In basket and store.
And conscience confesses
That yon need nothing more;
When Plenty is smiling,
With comforts beguiling,
All labor and strife
Then think of tho ecdy!
Remember the poor!
For good ever ready,
Drop aid at their door.
In anguish you find,
Speak joy to that brother!
Breathe balm on his mind!
His look of sad pleasure,
The tear and the smile
Repay in full measure,
And gladden the wliile!
AXYI'S FROM THE .4 El 31 Y.
The steamer Alabama arrived at New
Orleans, on the 14th inst., with dates
from the Brassos to the 11th, and from
Monterey to the 1st inst.
The steamer Sea was totally lost in
the Brassos on the Gth inst. all hands
The news is considered interesting as
regards the disposition of the 'forces in
Mexico; and particularly so as indicating
future movements of the army. The
drift of the intelligence points to a crisis
of bloody import. "We cannot condense,
but present the entire news as we receiv
ed it from the Picayune.
A duel had been fought at the mouth o
the Rio Grande, between Capt. Stewart
and Col. Thomson, of the U. S. Quar
termaster's Department. After an ex
change of shots the difficulty was amica
We are informed that 05 or 70 wagons
belonging to our army, had been captured
between Camnrgo and Monterey, not a
great distance from Seraivo, and that Col.
McKee's Kentucky regiment, with a part
of the Ohio regiment, had been despatched
to re-capture them. Wc are inclined to
think there is some mistake about 4his,
and that the report is one of old Canales
stories trumped up for effect at this
A correspondent of the Picayune, at
Brazos, writes as follows:
It was my good fortune to meet this
morning an old friend in a gentleman di
rect from Monterey, who gave me the
data for what follows. My informant
left Monterey, on the 27th of November.
Gen, Taylor had returned from Sallillo;
and expressed himself pleased with the
appearance of the city, which was in
quiet possession of the troops under Gen.
Worth. Saltillo is about C5 miles from
Monterey and has an elevation of some
2000 feel above the latter place. The
cold, in consequence, is frequently quite
intense. Gen. Taylor saw ice while he
was "there. The most delicate fruits are
said to abound in - Saltillo. No demon
stration against Gen. Worth had been
made by the enemy, although only at the
distance of 20 miles from him.. His
scouts had discovered about 3,000 Mexi
can cavalry, said to have been sent from
San Luis Potosi for die purpose of gra
zing their horses.
Gen. Wool had been ordered by Gen.
Taylor to occupy forthwith the town of
rarras, a small but neutilm place to
miles northeast of' Sallillo. Gen. Wool
would have no opsosilion at Parras, as the
inhabitants were prepared to receive him
peaceably. His troops are repersented
to be in the finest health anil discipline.
The ultimate plans of (Jen. Taylor had
not, of course, been fully developed, but
sufficient was known to render it quite
certain that something like the following
outline was to be. adhered to. He had
received intelligence from the Government
of the call for additional troops. He
would therefore occupy all the posts,
towns, &c., ciiher immediately or re
motely, on the line of operations to Tam
pico 'Lieut. Col. Riley rw occupies
Mount Morales with the 21 Regiment of
U. S.' Infantry. Gen. Taylor would
himself take up his line of masch for Vic
toria, where rumor has it, Santa Anna has
10,000 choice troops. This city is indis
pensibly necessary to Gen. Taylor, in
order that he may secure his lines of
communication in an attack upon San
Luis Potosi. Santa Anna knows its im
portance, and will no doubt resist its pos
session by our troops. But I hall not
speculate. Gen. Taylor intended to
march as soon as provisions could be
hastened up which would probably be
by the 10th December, with the 3d, 4th
and 7th Infantry, the Dragoons under
Col. Harney, who had arrived at Monte
rey, Bragg's battery, and two regiments
of volunteers, which latter had not been
designated. It would seem that Gen.
Taylor himself attiched some importance
to the rumor of Santa Anna's 10,000
troops, as ho heads in person the expedi
tion against Victoria. After Jaking this
point, which he most assuredly will do,
it U thought he will make no further de-
monstration until desired . reinforcements
reach him from Tampico.
Should Gen. Butler's health admit of it
lie wi!l$c left at Montercv in command;
otherwise Col. Smith, of The Rille3, will
be detained lor that purpose. Gen. But-
. The Mexicans, finding that they cannot
uccessfullv light "Uncle Sam's
motion, and it is to be regreted that in too
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many instances their , villainous schemes
i i rpi ,, ,, ,
have succeeded. The Alcalde s son was
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- i.-"i u u ll w bdio suite UIIU llJUIfPlMlLli.
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nuuii" uut-H ucitxiL-u ui carrying on litis
species of war, and remains a prisoner
still. When the Alcalde, who has been
treated with all kindness and considera
tion by Gen Taylor, heard of his son's
imprisonment, he remonstrated wiih the
General against his further detention.
The oh! man -bilcd over" in a moment,
and "let out" on the Alcalde in hot
style. He told him, in no measured
phraseology, that he was well convinced
of his son's guilt and not entirely freefrom
suspicions of his worthy sell; and that if
he did not at once assist in restoring those.
who had been seduced to desert, he
would hang his son and himself too, as
high as Human hung ! A deserter, who
fought against us at Monterey a3 an offi
cer, had been seen in the city, a tool of
Santa Anna. " His name is Reiley, and
deserted, from the 5th infantry before the
It is said, and on , good authority, that
Santa Anna, fearing the Congress about
to assemble at Mexico would not carry
out his measures, or fully sustain him. de
tached and marched to the capital 7000
men under the pretense cf putting down
another outbreak of the populace, being
well aware that Gen. Taylor cannot at
tack him in his strongholds at San Luis
for some two months or more. Santa
Anna, it is no news to say, is a rnot wily
foe, and in respect to knowing the posi
tion of affairs has the advantage, of Gen.
Tavlor, and he is determined to resist.
It is now conceded by the officers of our j
army generally, that the Mexicans will
fight. San liOtiis Potosi is in a strong
state of defence, and daily being strength
ened still nd it may be that the hat
tics of Palo Alto and Resaca, and those of
Monterey, were but specimens of what
may occur bcfore San Louis. Officers
believe that a harder fight than any one
yet is before them.
San Louis Potosi is one of the richest
cities in all Mexico, being directly in the
mining districts, and vou mav depend
ey ' m S
upon it the Mexicans will make the big
stand here. One tiling, however, is cer
tain): old 44 Rough and Ready" is not go
ing to be caught again deficient of any
thing cither in men,munitions or besieg
ing cannon. Nor will he be againj deceived
by "white flags" or treashcrous parleys.
You may deceive him once, but twice,
never! But more of this hereafter. My
letter is already too long, and I fear has
but little interest to you.
. In closing, I will add that Maj. Gen.
Patterson had left Camargo with the Ala
bama and Illinois regiments, and was con
veying those troops down to the mouth
of the Rio Grande, intending to go to
Tampico by water. Having duly re
ported his intentions to the commanding
general, an express was despatched and
arrived in time, ordering Gen. Patterson
to go to Tampieo by land. Gen. P. and
staff have arrived at Matamoras.
Brig. Gen. Pillow is at that place, go-
ir out of the country on sk-k leave.
A few Loco Foco Editors, whose stu
pidity is the only commodity which out
weighs their malice, are constantly
charging the Whigs wiih hostility to the
Government in it? prosecution of the War
with Mexico. Nothing could be more
untrue. The Whigs did not wish the
Government to go to war, because they
did not believe that every preliminary
process of adjustment had been tried or
But after the Rubicon hail
been passed, and war was upon i.s, the
Whigs who had votes to cast, voted in
favcr of evcrv measure brought forward
by the Government to carry on the war.
They not only voted supplies; hut press
ed resolutions to encourage the enroll
ment of volunteers, by incresing their pay.
The same policy will be codtinucd. No
Whig will lay a straw in the ways of a
vigorous prosecution of the War. Those
who vilify them, and accuse them of tret-
son, could be bought with Mexican goid.
-'The Plain-field Bank. The Men
town Republican states that the citizens
of that place, among whom are the me
chanics ayd merchants generally, have
entered into a general agreement no lon
ger to take the notes of 'ihU bank.-
ler s wrvund was not improving; indeed, it f " " "'V"eu lu aPP' io congress
is said to be getting worse. j r the tion of un office of Lieutenant
The air of Monterey is considered un- ,en w,"e,1 ,s tb,c rred upon
favorable to wounded invalids, and the ! lhe, IIf?- 1 horaas !enton-
surgeons have odviaed, that all slIc! "n',,k"wn o our service, but in Ea
i mi !... :r :.,.i , roPe understood, I believe, to represent
either m the open field or behind entren- t r, ,i . t- t- r v t.
. . -,r . i, .i -i- Alter the taking of V era Cruz, which
died works, have resorted to the insidious . , , 4,s ., . f .,
r I , . is not doubted, the three divtsicna of the
means of seducing our men to desert bv i e 'n n i
.v . .... - i army, from lamDico. vera Cruz, and
oners oi icuipnng uouniv and hhrli
J Washington correspondent of the
: . .
j 1 h"aclphia - North Ameiucax, give
lJlc followino M the outline of a plan
' which, he avers, is seriously entertained
I bv the Administration :
u Ti ..I - . -
J1' W,U de,VoIv" f?Pon. him fthe 7
Pone command and the plan of opera-
I mlm'lno. nnlnt f 1 'H.. ..." r
' , , . , ,
I may have reached, wi I be ordered to ad-
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vauce and concentrate on the ci y of Mex-
rPI , . . A
'co. J iiere assembled, the Lieutenant-
1 Ml -1 r
i iicncral will assume the civil functions of
a Commissioner, authorized to propose
terms of peace and to negotiate the basi
of a treaty. Such is the skeleton of a
plan to bring this war to a close."
JCr" Late accounts from Washington
state that it is positively determined by
the administration to ask of Congress the
appointment of this officer.
The Wasington Fountain further says,
that it is not generally known that Cel.
l Benton's opinion ami advice were asked
by the Government after the battles of die
9di of May last, and that he is the real
author of the operations in New Mexico
and the Caliloniias. Nor is it so well
known, that his opinion and advice were
again asked by the government after the
storming of Monterey, and that he is the
author of the basis of operations against
Vera Cruz, and the Mexican Capital.
But that such are the facts in the premises
is no longer doubled even bv the most
sceptical. Pa. Intel.
LATER FROM FORT BENT.
From the L Louis Republican, Dec. 7.
A letter from Fort Bent, written on the
30th of October, communicates some in
formation which is of interestat the pres
ent time. The proper officer was busily
eugaged in forwarding to Santa Fe, on an
avcrrge, about thirty wagon loads cf
proxisions per week.
" It will be hardly possible," says the
letter, 44 to get all the stores into Santa
Fe this Winter, from the very bad con
dition of the trains which arrive here. A
bout 140 tons of provisions are stored in
this fort, all of which have to rross the
mountains this Winter if possible.
"There are now on the road between
this oiid Fort Leavenworth seme dozen
trains of wagons part of which cannot get
here this Winter, though enough can be
got to Santa Fe to last the army until
next spring. Uncle Sam'9 braves havo
tremendous appetites in this country, and
a wagon load of provisions do not go far
The writer says that the Indians are
getting troublesome between Fort Bent
and the States. 44 The Pawnees attacked
a provision train, a few days ago, near the
crossing of the Arkansas, and killed one
man. The Arapahoes killed two Ir.st
week, on the road between this and S;m
ta Fe. After our troops get through
with the Uoops on the o;her side of the
mountains, they will have to corairer.c
on this side, and after thrashing s.-u.c
half dozen nations in all, there will be no
more trouble with them."
Messrs. St. Vrain and Folder arrived
at the Fort on the 29th of October.
The P. M. General has issued 3 clrcu
lartohis deputies, directing them lore
move the wrappers from all transient
newspapers, printed circulars, price cur
rcntr, pamphlets, and magazines, received
at their offices, and if found to coutaia
any manuscript or memorandum, cither
written or stamped, or any marks or
signs, except the name r.nd address of th
person to whom it is directed, the a they
shall be charged letter postjge, by weight;
ccuted for lhe penalty of S5. The name
of the sender, written or starm-eu on us
j wrapper, shall subject hi:n !a the sa-;o
Fire at Sea. The packet ship T. P,
Cope was struck by lightning, at sea, on
ihe29lhu!t. Some hemp end tallow be
low was set fire to, and aUo th? rigging.
The fire soon commnuicated toytha cargo
tb,.. hatches were closed and the li"r
kept smouldering until the Gth inst., whj.i
die passengers and crew (62 in number)
were relieved by the packet ship Emi
grant. Soon after, the flames Ltrst
from the- &hip in every direction. Fcr
nine days the crew of the Cope labored
incessantly, expecting ecry moraci.t to
be driven into the sea. t 'l'eT tsc?-V
was almost miraculous. The Cope wr3
a splendid Philadelphia Packet Ship,
owned by the eatcrpu.-ing Merchant
vtho.c name she bore. . ' -
which, if the person receiving shall rck:3?
to pay, they shall be sent to the ctlice
whence thev came, and the offender pror-