Erie observer. (Erie, Pa.) 1830-1853, June 22, 1848, Image 2

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    The. French Insurrection.
From & Smitli'd Diropean Times
The details of the. insurrection, which broke out
in the Parks on the 23d ult. and which was so Tear
fully disastrous in its effects, are of ad much inter
est and magnitude, that' we, have given' them at
length to the exclsion of minor intelligence from
that city. Our c olumns, front time to time, have
testifia to the constant state of .terror produced , in
Paris, by the conduct of .the ultia-Itepublictins,
aided by that of the ouvriera; and for some time
previous to the 23d, the attention of the National
Assembly had been directed to the best - mode of
counter-acting their schemes.
Origin of tho insurrection.
_ Pursuant to there determination to diminish the
number of ouvriers, the Government directed that a
draught of 3,000 of them, inhabitants of the prov
inces, shouldi'eave town on the 22d. They , were
supplied with mJney, and orders for their board and
lodging. They left town, but halted outside the
barriers, and there spent a large share of ' their ex
penses. About three o'clock a body, amountin to
400, returned, and paid a visit to the Exect rive
Government. M. Marie presented himself to tear
their grievances. Ho was addressed by the el
but M. Marie refused to hear Illinois he had I
amongst those who attacked the Assenibly on
lath May, and he could not recognise him;
turning to the others, he said, "You are not
slaves of this man, you can explain your grievan
M. Marie entreated them not to be led into rebel
and assured them that the Government was o
pied with the consideration of measures for the
provement of their condition. The delegates %
drew, but did not give an account of their it
view. On the contrary, they stated that M. 11
called them slaves. The laborers then comme
shouting "Down with the Executive Commissi ,
"Down with the Assembly!" Same of them tate
ed to force into the Church of St. Sulpice, wit
intention of ringing the tocsin, but the gates
closed to prevent them. Thence they proceed
the quays, singing, "We will remain; we
remain!" They next proceeded to , the Faubot
St. Antoine and St. Marceau, and stationed t
selves on the Place de la Bastile, crying., ‘,
On the morning of the 23d, at 4 o'clock,
6000 of these men erected barricades at the
St. Denis and St. Martin. Many of them
armed with muskets. At about 10 they attack
post of national guards, and attempted to dinar'
Resistance being made, the assailants fired, an
guard returned the fire. The peuple tied: At
3 o'clock the rappel having been beaten .fo
national gUirds, 'nearly one-third turned out
detachment of the second legion marched agai
barricade, and cal'ed upon the men who guard,
to surrender. The answer_was a Qiselia rgeof
stry, on which the national guards fired, but al
few roundb-they were overpowered and disar
and the workmen from the windows of the surr
ing houses fired upon them. Three or four
killed, and several wounded. At a later hou
national guards came up in force, and ope
murderous fire on the barricades. The incur
tuadelii obstinate resktance, but at length
doned the burrieedeo and fled.
guards were killed; a Lieut. Col. and a
d'Eseadrou were wounded. From 30 to 40 o
people were killed in the attack. Gen. de
riciere commanded the troops. The cry o
et:wailers was 'Nice la Republique Dernocrati l
At en early hour the Place de la Concorde
been occupied by an immense body of troops
very few of the National Guards were to he
the same was the case in the Fauboug St. lit [tore,
the Rue de Rivoli, the Rue de la Paix, and the oul
evards. By three o'clock the Hotel de Ville t.geth
er with the barricades erected there, were occhpied
by troops. Bodies of the national guard were sta
tioned at the Tuileries, but while on former ircCa
sinus, the rappel had trot been beaten for two tours
before Paris witnessed 1.50;000 citizens underrota,
was nut the tenth
although it beat for hours, there
part of that number seen. In the evening the guard-.
house on the Boulevard Bonne Nouvelle was attack
ed by the insurgents, who after a few shots fled. A
small body (Attie national guards in the Rue d'Abou
kir were fired at by . the peoplei they retreated sev
eral being killed and wotindedi. A similar retreated
took place in the Rue de Cleo! ' in which the notion
al guards were successful. Before two o'cloCk the
artillery was planted in a position to command the,
barricades on.the Boulevards. Several burr cedes
were carried by the troops, at the point of the bayo
net, in the neighborhood 'of the t'aluis du Justice and
the Faubourg St. Antonia.' At five o'clock a force
of artillery was sent upito the railroad St; Peilis,
when the second legion attacked the barricades at
the Porte St. Denis, the national guards being tired
upon by the insurgents, answered by a discharge in
platoq,ns, firing in the air. This wr,s replied to by
an effective discharge by the insurgents: after which
the national guards discharged volleys fur a quarter
of an' hour, to which the insurgents answered by a
continual dropping tire like that of sharpshooters.—
It is impossible to describe the effect produced by
these fusilades upon the masses which crowded the
boulevards, who fled in terror. This was increased
when the national guards, from want of amunition,
retired before the insurgents,.
As a proof of the forbearance of the troops, and
the desperate recklessness of the populace, we gite
a brief description of an attack made by a large bat
talion of the national guards on a btfrricade in the
Porte of St. Denis:
On the appearance of this batelion the insurgents,
taking it for a regim4nt of the line, i and hoping to
shake the fidelity of thee regular troops raised a shoot
of "Vive la Ligne!" bUt on finding
, their mistake
most of them fled. There remaini g only seven
men ital two women, who fuughtdes ierately. One
of the men, who held a flag in his hat d, was - the first
do fire; his companions followed hi example, and
.the national guard returned the fire. I The man who
.carried the flag fell dead. One of the females, a
young woman neatly dressed, picked up the flag, and
'leaping over the barricadee, rushed towards the na
tional guards, uttering language of provocation.—
Although the fire continued from the barricades, the
national guards, fearing to injure/this female, hut
onaniyabstainedtor some time from, returning it, ex
horting her to withdraw. Their exertions,Mtwev
er, were vain: and at length self-preservationlcom
pelled them to tire, and she was killed.' Tire other
female then advanced,. took the fl ag, and began to
throw stones at the natioual guard's. The tire from
the barricade had become feeble, but several shots
were fired from the sides,' and from the windows of
the houses, and the national guards, in returning
•the fire, killed the second female. At last only one
man remit ned at the barricade, but he kept, up a con
stant disc large. One of the national guards left
the ranks sword in hand, and rushing to the barri
cade, tur ing aside the musket of this man just as
he was about to fire again, and took him prisuners.
The capture of the barricade did nut put an end to
the combat. A galling fire was poured upon the
national guards from the detached parties 'of the in;
surgents. and from the windows of the houses ot
which they , had taken . forcible possessi on. l The
number.killed on this point is estimated at about 20
on both sides. The number of wounded was also
Considerable. •
The, night of the 23J was a terrible one. None
save thosewho have been on a battle-field or in a city
attacked by an enemy, can . have an adequate idea of
it. The movement of the , ,troops rapidly increased,
and all the signs of an approaching struggle of the
avast serious nature were manifest. The "getter
(tie" continued to be beaten in all quarter's till mid;
night. Nothing could exceed the terror that was
everywhere spread. Cavalry and artillery pass
ed at full gallap, every moment, along the boule—
_ yard. About midnight these troops drew up for the-i
-night along the aides of the street, and dismounted
;and bivouacked on the footways. The soldiere, who',
-had been on duty from a, very early hourccuinplete-
ly overcome, werii-extended everywhere on the foot
'path sleeping, having helmet and sword laid beside
them. Some tended the horses, who in thousands
.occupied the carriage road. This state of things
'continued until 3 o'clock, when the trinriphets and
drums again sounded, the cavalry and artillery
mouuted, and-itifantry, formed and marched off to
another scene. In the course of half au hour dis
charges of cannon sod musketry began to be heard,
- and this continued until seven o'clock when silence
'again prevrided.
M. Arago made every effort throtighont the day
to prevent a collision. All the troops and the na
tional guards showed the • greatest intrepidity- and
the most admirable devotedness. , i
At ten o'clock p.m. , the firing had nearly ceased;
The national guard, the garde mobile, and the troops
were under arms... , There was no means of a . preach
ing the theatre of the struggle. so that it iwas not
possible to learn lithe insurgents had retained their
position. The engagement was very bloody in the
quarter of the Ecule de Medicin. It was aid that
,M. - Pascal, the lieutenant-colonel of the 11 th legion,
and ,M. Avrial, banker, had been mortally vounded.
At two o'clock an order was published,ignedlty
the President ot the Assembly and Execu tive CUM
' mission, appointing General Cavaignac Commander
in Chief of the troops of every arm, inclin ing the
national guard and the garde mobile.
About three o'clock there was a conflict at the
bridge . near the Hotel de Ville, when I£l' soldiers
of the line were reported to have been killeyl. A
member of the Assembly sp - pearing on liorsebla on
the boulevards, bearing the ribbon designating his
office, was saluted With cries of 4, A- bas lea aristo
crats!" It is said-that General CavaignaC refused
to accept the command without receiving unlimited
•powers, which were conferred upon him.
In the course" of the morning 800 men of the
guard mobile were disarmed by a body of the insur
gents, headed by an individual in the uniform of an
officer of the national guard. At six o :lock the
fighting continued, and the troops had been ) increas
ed. 15 national guards were killed at the Porte gt.
Denis. By - a fatal mistake two legions of the nil
:Lionel guard fired on each other. The cries among
the populace Were various. "Vice Henri v.r—,—
"Vice Napoleon!" - "Vive la Republique!" were se
verally !nerd. A member of the Assembly raised 'a
flag at the Porte St.. Mort." (Bread or death.)
At nine o'clock, the struggle in the quarter of S.
Jacqueit was most terrible. The insurgent's strong
ly barricaded, fired warmly on the national guard
and tile troops of the line, who replied. 1 Cannon
was at tvork. The staff was at the Hotel de Ville.
The artillery was at the Pout Notre Daine. The
cannon tired from this point on the Rue de Is Cite,
and the bottom of the Rue St.. Jacques, appeared to
engage theta very muCh. Strong barricades exist
ed-in the Rue de In Harr. Much blood was shed
there, and Gen. Francois was wounded. In the
course of the evening the insurgents captured a post
of the guard mobile, and made them march with
them. All round the Temple the town was in pee
session or the insurgents, who were defending them
selves with intense energy. The platoon dischtt
ges replied to Uteri) every five minutes.
It was estimated that not less than 100,600 of the
ouvries and the dregs of the population of Paris and
the baulieu were gathered together in the desperate
attempt to make another revo:utiou, and recover the
On Sunday morning, at the (meeting of the Na ) -
tional Assembly, the President , announced that the
Government forces fiat , completely suppressed the
insurrection on the left bunk of the river, after 4
frightful sacrifice of human life; and that General
Cataignac had given the insurgents' on the right
bank till ten o'clock to surrender;.when if they did
not Inc down their arms, he would storm their en
trenchments, in the Fabourg St. Antoine, where
they were now driven, and put the Whole to the
sword. The ::eaviest artillery had been brought to
bear upon them and little doubt could be entertained
that the insurrection could be put down. 1
The hope thus held out of the termination of the
insurrection was not, however, realized. ' The:fight',
ing continued the whole of Sunday, with a fearful
loss of life, especially to to the National Gqards.-4
Oum monthly the reinforcements Gen. Latnoriciere
had received from Cavaignac, enabled him to herd
in the insurgents in the eastern part of the city;
and although reduced to extremeties, they still fought
with incredible valor. It was thought on Monday
morning curly, that they would surrender; but again
the hope thus held out of.the termination of the inJ
surrec.ion was nut im nediately realized.
At half-past ten on Monday, the lighting Tea re-, 1
sunned, and it was only after a frightful stru , -gle of
about two more hours that the thivernment-Aroop
everywhere prevgiled; and the heart of the insurree;
Lion being broken, the insurgents were either shot;
taken prisonea, or fled into the country, in "the di-J,
rectum of Vincennes. The eastern quarters,' com- 1 ,
prising the Fabourge St. Antoine * du Templ6
Menilniontant,fand l'epincourt, were last subdued.)
The :List band took refuge in the celebrated cemetery
of i'ere In Ch ise, , b ut the Guards Mobi l e hunted
them ken in t iis sanctuary, and they were\scatterl
ed lathe neigh •oring fields. On Tuesday, t e in-i
d a
'I the
st` a
1 it
-several na
surrevion %vas definitely quelled.
TkP toss of ife in this most unexampled cc tithe,
has been
_terrific. IVe are afraid that the pre mil
Dating loss will be found to be far greater o tJt
side of the soldiers than of the ins,hrgents. N
fewer-Than foucteen general officers have been pu
hors do coinlot.ol greater loss Ahab the os i
splendid engage tent of Napoleon. Amongst tl os ,
who fell are General Churbonnel anti Renault,
others severely wounded. Four or h've member: o
the National Assembly are among the killed, and a
many more wounded. ,j
But perhaps the most touching death is that of tl e
Archbishop of Paris. This venerable• prelate, tit
Sunday v , •lunteered to gu to the insurgents as
messenger ofpeace. Cavaignac said that such n
step was full of danger, but this Christian pastor
persisted. He r Advanced, attended by his two vicars,
towards the barficades with an olive branch t or
before him, when he was ruthlessly shut in the gro it,
and fell mortally wounded. Tho venerable - patient
was carried by the insurgents to the nearest bosj)i
tal in St. Antoine, where he received the last Sa
craments, languished, and has since died.
The e , :itor of the Petro Duchurnse, M. Laroche,
the translator of Sir Walter Scutt's wirks, was shot
in' the head at the barricade Rochechosirt, where in
the dress of an ourricr, he was fighting, with Un
heard of valor, at the bend of a party of iusurgeipts.
It will Inuit - ably be never correctly a:certaitted to
what extent the sacrifice of human life in this fear
ful sthuggle has reached. Some compute the loss
on the side of the tioops at from five to ten thouStind
slain, but we hope this is exaggerated. The num
ber of prisoners captured of the insurgents exceeds
live thousand. All the prisons are tilled, as wdll as
the dungeons and vaults oft he Tuilleries, the Louvre,
Palnis Royal, the Chamber of peplities, aud r the
Hotel de Ville. A military commissien has alre ady been appoin ed to try such as were fointi with 'arms
in their hands; and they will probablv l he deported
to the Mar mesas /Mantis, or 'some trams an:ic
French cokny. A decree_ has been proposed with
that object.
We have!ne'
"dve -, sp.. ' 9 l' 1
vidual heroism. Many soldiers; veer buys, exhibi
ted sublime courage. On the other l i
and, the sar
age emelt); l with which the insurgen a waged war
almost exceeds belief. They tortured some of their
prisoners, cut off their hands and feet; and inflicted,'
bartturities worthy of savages. The women were
`hired to poison the wine sold to soldiers, who drank
it, reeled and died. We would, g9ly turn from
the details of the awful deeds which generally,
been per
petrated. It seems to be believed generally, that
if the insurgents had succeeded in followinglup their
most admirably concerted plan of operations, and
having advanced their line, and Possessed them
selves of the Hotel de Ville, and followed up their
successes along the two banks of the river, that the
whole city ivould , have been given u'p to pillage,. in
deed the words "Ptt.Loon -AND RAPK" are said to
have been inscribed on one of their banners. Not
less than 30,000 stand of arms have been seized and
captured in the faubdurg St. Antoine alone(
Our readers will naturally ask where did all these
arms come from? who organized this conspiracy?
whence did the funds proceed which, it is asserted,
were scattered profusely amongst - 01 a populace in
order to lush their courage up to the highest point
of daring. No one believes that the legitimists fur
nished the means; Prince Louis Bonaparte has not
the requisite command of money; and indeed, his
name was not even whispered throughout this event
ful period: It is not doubted that the means came
front persons within the National Assembly. No
one dares to name the guilty parties; but they are
declared to be the same who got up the affair of the
14th May; and when M. Flacon, in the midatof the
fearful struggle on Saturday last, endeavored to
raise a feeling against strangers by his vile insin
uations that it was 'foreign gold which was mettle.
ted an-overthrow the Republic, he perhaps of all
men kneW from what quarter it proceeded.
Contrary to general ;expectation, ;the provinces
have been generally quiet. The only exceptions
have been the Marseilles; an meek broku'out there
on the 22d. barricades were formed, and aftbr the loss
about DO National Guards, killed by the insurgents,
the barricades were successively earrie4 and• the
movement put down.- , 1
With the exception of a small ; portion of the
Northern Railway, where the rails were taken up,
all the postal communications have been maintain-,
ed.. - ;
ince to recount two
Our latest advice!' , from Paris describe ,some
frightful scenes s--af large bodi
shut in various attenfptctoe
Assrmbly'seems wound up to
Upon the debate,' if it may
the iveof six thousand ivied
burs int? a loud imprecation
and from the tone of the ape;
our minds that the insurgents
Nor tegnards of the tissem.
Legions of the National Gus
by Cavaignac; he has been em
Ministry. ,
11 tide, it is said, will en. tinue Foreign, Minis
ter. but Gen. Cavaignac wil have a heavy'tesk 1*
red* ce everything to Oder. The Assembly, 1 / 4 vher ,
he ropier( to yield tr - hid* . uthority, was i row*
into frighful alarm. n oft ial statement ha ye
bee published of the killed and wounded" i dee
eve ything seems irr drsorde . The issues o • thi
awfil conflict is in the hams of Providence A
present the population if Pa ais employed in tend
ing the wounded and burying the dead, The mop
from the country are returni g to their home ; tut
stilii Paris is described as o e vast camp. * V,her
maters shall have sub Sided in a few days— t ivil
then be seen what polktical c nsequencea will , ollut
froM these must terrible even, s.
GEN, L 7
0,,$ mut
Gen, Wu, , I
OF Kr* •,
Ile] Painter, of
e Democrats of the darer
, l l ughs, are requested to hold
I ppoluting d e legates to the
at the Court Douse in Eri
P. M., for the porpo i se of
ty officers and for th'e pu
to the Warren Conventi .1
of a l
for I
• the resignation of Gov.
this Convention to appoi
t rialr Convention, which w
o 30th of August.
N B. Saturday the sth of A
prof er time for the holding of
the t ppointment of delegates.
T o East Ward 'of the Bork
the rand Jury Room on Satu
.Au ust, at early eandlo light;
in 0 o lower room of the Court
[ . _JOHN I
B. F. S.
. Erie, Illy 12, 1848.
o have the unwelcome a
iniunicate to-day; of tho d 1
patriotic Governor, FRAN,
night (Thursday) at liar)
Ittit not unexpected, the pi
t nne whn hit; served the
and 1 ,
all tl
le private relations of life I
itation for all the virtues
v of the truly good, and it
the hatred of party could find
threi be cut off from among th
had never before done aught
the hearts of the people of Pe
ing act of his life, his 117,910
monished by his Physician a
fina l his life was drawing to a
irist, ho calmly surrendered
whom he received it, the Ch
nionwealth. Where in the
a more sublime spectacle the
otic exhibition of devotion to
upon the field of battle may,
r his followers on to vict.
masoning excitement of a E
the 'clash of arms, the rattle t
.f ntimpets, the thoughts of
.rain. But hero is a groat I i
t st for measures he has doe
t le welfare of his native St
ti e grave. Another day's d
Stte ono year longer in
ttsures and principles he
+, To prevent it he call
pe onal friend—:-to his bed
odic ho has so honorably ill
fro whom he received it
is ore fitted to reoive:the
cou p ) 1 it rest more securely tI
then selves! Not in these
the mate, surely! Aid ),
1 r\\.
ng around his grave
"stop was taken with evict
oc itp) Mg the Gubornatori I
sio iof he Legislature."
what, pi
his t
l keep
wi hed tit
II able to
ex reared
patriot and
lea. Thl
rent and
hushed, un
y, is there wrong i
by over seventedin
ig the principles it
o afFairs of the 4t
\\, .3 onger retain the
Till of the people
restored it back
grave has el 31
good intan
the jar of liar
acts of indi
lotae.t. A
ancrth# c fume. that I
odd Anis , will give a.
.ruerrilw ( • aturday) eve
l en paironis&d by Hen
xecto the oetor will h
I, wou)tl it n.t be well
lub" to num. in n bodyl
11117Tpe Lowe)
!neerning the n
y now "going
ly with referen
!ditce4 the wage&
ning contained ad
just two days later t
ternoon, and °nada
nornitto. We wish
;117 . The Gazeua cot I
signed his gine') on
here was their comp
a political speech in B
It The U. iron at.
J Menton, built at Os
I 1, through the Lathi .1
e Welland canal into
on of the rapids of St.
a le exploit, which atti
gobs by the governor of
, -
1 (IT The Jacksonvi
in Florida leaning toi
Cam and Butler at
tr Of prisoner!,
Lope. The Nat
a high exciteine
e called, to thin
rs taken, Caaask
against tlieircr 1
era no doubt exi
were supported bi
ly. . .Already seri
a have been disc
owered to form
Domocratic No
Democratic 0
it Townships,
meetings for the
ounty Couventio
, on Monday, At
making nominatb
•oso of appointin)
n tO nominate a cr
.hunk. it will also
t delegates to the
assemble at Ha
ugust, is suggest ,
Township meet
ugh of Erie will
day evening, the e '
the West Ward
House at the stun
is Control Com
d painful intelll
ath of our late ,
Ices It., Fuivax.
sburg. at 7 o'clo
tic mind will deeli
tale so faithfullv l ,
as maintained an 1
which cluster a/
whose character
ought to condom
o embalm his m
nsylvaniu, the I.
/MOs. would ,do
d his own bodily I
close, on Sundayl the 1,
a uto the hands of t lose fro 1
of Magistracy of the Conk :
'orldls history is to he font d
this!--where a more pat '-
principle! The dying be o
with his wanin.; strong h
ry, but he-does - so under tl o
~ itguinary contest. Am d
f musketry, and the clanger
self aro vattiSheo from t o
ruler who, after y ars of co -
ed of vital imp rtanca to
to, fi nds himself a eking lige
lay will place tl o helm f•
the hands of no* who •c 4
dooms inimical t her wel
his spiritual counsellor—his
ide, and carnly resigns the
ad, into the hands of th4e
tho people thernseires. Who
rust back!—in whose hands
an in those of the t sovereigns
.f an accidental s ileaker of
of the jackalls •o ' party aro
ith complainin 4 that ~ to
of preventing a Vhig from
I chair during the next 4-
est assuredly it- I as! And
that? The people of Posh
thousand majority. place.On
id measures by
to9onducted for
nisi. without da
. ho adopted the
them! but,
d r tipori the earth
t the voice of b
i• wrangling ma
seen by an a.
r. Collyer and
exhibition at the
ing. An this ei
Clay and Gott. '
pea fun house K
for the •• Rough
er (Whig) etatesl
f wages in the fa.
'4" of tho newepa
ngle Corporation,
ion of tho mono;
o roun
to a 19
of a po
Observir - of We
from Buffalo a
Com►uerciad of
I -
than the Gazette
l am men to take
►a because the la
ay. Hypocrite
when Daniel
ore on Sandal'.
cur Dailas, Capt.
.o, arrived 4t Mo t)
anal. The Dali
eke Ontario, ail
mrence by both
ted great atlantic
anada and people
lowa. the only del
Taylor, has pm
bead of its colon
one I
It has been taken for n . utted by a' 'great many. even
among our oWn'party, that because Many of the ' itolun.
teem servedith*Gen. 'Tailor on the :Rio acanthi , and
, :v
throughout t o exciting scenes which- followed the IMF- 1
liant actions f the fith and 9th of May. that theywonld.
to a man, be ound arrayed under his banner in the pres
ent campaig against the Democtacy of the nation under
the lead of ti those veterans of two wars,,CAIIS and BUTLER!
We ampleased, however, to see that this calculation is
based upon a wrong estimate of the intelligence. and
discernment 'of that patr:otic band of men who, iit, their
country's cal, gave '
up more profitable employment, the
ease and pie sure of civil life. '
and arrayed themselves
under the ba met of their country, to redress her wrongs
and =intuit her rights. It could not have 'escaped the
notice of men, intelligent and observing as 'the' volun
teers proverlierly were, that however brave "Rough and
Ready" was in the field of ,battle, he at all times and on
all occasions spoke of and acted towards the volunteers
as though they were not t t be relied upon in the hour of
trial and danger. It is probable ho was honest in this
opinion. A regittar officer himself, never having mixed
with the people, and totally unacquainted with the high
and exalted patriotism which prompted the youth of our
country to enlist under her flag in this contest, he could
not appreciate or understand how they were to,be relied_
upon in the hour of danger. Ho looked with contempt
upon both officers and men, and hence We find hiirfin all
his correspondence with the war department previous to
the capture Of Monterey. indulging i . childish complain
ing because 'of the large number of volunteers sent for
ward, iltlJr the fall of Monterey—that sanguinary con.
he volartfeers showed the metal they were
d the fallacy of the too common opinion
ogular officers. that they were unfit for, a
ere fight—where the bravo old VOLUNTEER
Butler, led the van in the the shoWer of lead
upon them in the streets of the city—he ap
somewhat modified his opinions of them,and
with a little more consideration. The proju-
f ;port
to in
),y the
test, where
made of a
among the
close and se
of two wars
that poured!
pears to hay
treated thet
dices of for, years, however, were not to bo eradicated
so easily, at d hence we find him, according to the testi
mony of the volunteers themselves—testimony which is
unimpeach: ble—indulging in the most un-President-like,
if not tine cur-like, language towards them.
We have boon led to these remarks by reading an ac
count of a emocratic meeting held in Coshocton, Ohio,
on the Ist inst. In the call there was printed a statement,
that Gen. Taylor had spoken in the most coarse, abusive
and unjust manner, of the Ohio volunti era; and the
statement made was to be substantiated by several of the
Volunteers of the 3d Ohio Regiment who were present.
At the meeting some introductory remarks were made
by Gen. lass, who said that when the first Volunteers
returned fr m Mexico many of them communicated
General Taylor's abusive language to him, and hosfelt
very indignant at it lie had a son and two nephews;
and there wore a groat number of the sons of his neigh-
urpos l 4
, to 6
gust 1 1,
l i ons fo
uge f.
bore, in that company; and his indignation was theiefore
Just and n Mral. To hear that they had boon thus stig
matized wi hout any provocation, was not patiently to be
borne. Bt t Gen. Taylor not being before the public for
any office, ho did not feel called upon to make a public
accusation against him. Now. ho was a candidate for
office; and therefore his official conduct, whilst at tho
'toad of tho l army was a fair and 'proper subject of inves
tigation, he therefore called upon the volunteers present
to conic forward to the stand, and declare what they had
heard Go I . Taylor say. - .
neet I
Sth ~
lilt mee
,0 tirae.l
/: people gathered around, much excited, to
.atements of the %%idioms.
fore th
hear the s,
'William, Jons hero took the stand. He said he wait a
member of the Zanesville company—U.—Third Regi
ment Ohio Volunteers. That ho was on guard the day
Gen. Taylor spoke the words, The guard was in the
town of Marin, some distance in advance of the Regi
ment. The town was deserted, us he understood, with
the exception of one family. A young man of Company
D., who was also on the guard, caught a chicken. Gen.
Taylor was near by and culled out to him to know what
he• Was &dug with that chicken, and ordered ono of his
Ho die
ck. A;
1 13, grie
so ordered the dragoon to take away his musket, and to
MT his belt and cartridge-box, and tie him behind a wagon
Geti. Tay or then - Said that all the Volunteers were a God
damned ti .t of thieves and cowards, and that they wont
run at the first sight of the enemy. He said ho Was
Whig, and so were all his relations; and he was . vitlinl
to swear to this statement anywhere and at any time.
Jacob S. Hunt also took the stand and said, he belong
ed to the Coshocton'Voltinteers, and was standing in th
ranks gutirding the town of Marin on The day referred
by Mr. J' as. Ho heard the words of Gon. • Tavier. an
' they were in substance as stated by Mi. JonS. * He sai
ho was re dy to swear to his statement.
A larg • number of the Coshocton. Voltinteers wcr
present a id they all to a man declared that they heard tl
words as ribed to Gen. Taylor inum•diately after tlm
were tate ed, and they were nniversallv believed to app
to the wl ole body of Volunteers. These statements
made b3,inen known to ho unimpeachable, produced
pOwerftd rnsation of indignation against Gen. Taylor i
t p s
the meet ng; so strong was this feeling that it broke fort
in expre ions of resentment againaChim.
Such s ere the statements made 1 in presence of tl
multitud assembled on the occasion; by men.whose v.
racity is nimpeached. But in order to give the state
ment of heir companions in arms full force, the following
certificat is appended. signed by twenty dicers and men
of the co upany to which they belonged:
,ound 1.1
not ev
' mory '
it. A.
CUSI.IOCTOir, Ohio, July 1, 18-18.
The .undersigned, members of company "ii," 3d Regi-'
ment Mi l le Volunteers, who served under the command
1 ,,,
of Maj. wen. Taylor in Mexico, having learned that it has
been dis tided within the Ihst few days, in Coshocton, that
Gott. Ta:lor ever culled the 3d Ohio Regiment *beetpf
G—d d—d thieves and robbers, and that they only cant()
there to rob and plunder, and not to fight,/ hereb y . certi y ,
that the above statement by one of our 1146R/cr. is 'a tr tO
history of the facts as they occurred to twat the time. '
And it b r aving been denied that such statement was ever
made public by any et: the volunteers until after the nom
ination of Taylor for the Presidency—say that those on
guard t l at day published the fact immediately—that it
became universal ttlk among the volunteers--that it
was uni °really credited—and that it created universal
dissatisf ction—that without exception or reserve the
above fe to were publicly talked of by us after our re
' Chas. Conley,
__ .
B. F. Sells,
S. B. Crowloy, Itit Lieut
Jas.! Dickson;
R. 'J. Harrison,
So d)*l Alexander,
J. 11. Williams,
Edward Johnson;
J. . Workman.; 2d
Eli-ha Morrow,
hich t't , y
hree yes S.
ger to t o
aurae e l a
!. aCO to
ly career
After Itch a statement ns this we think the opinion
that aUfhe volunteer* will be found voting for Gen. Tay
lor bdeouse some of them were under his command, will
abate somewhat. Thiat those who, wore Whigs before they
went to!Mexieo, many of them, will support him, is not
unreasonable to suppOse—but that any Democrat, with
his politico' prumplesfixed, will be found in his support,
we do of believe.
de trout
[teed 1 - 1)
aylor. it
re. By
and Re.
STA E CONVENTION.—Tho democratic State Central
Comm Ueo have called a State Convention to nominate
a Candidate fdr Governor, at Harrisburg, on the 30th of
Augusi It mill therefore devolve upon oar County
Conve Lion, which is called to meet on the 7th of Augult,
to appilll delegates to said convention, and the nee
essity er a more thorough canyon, of opinion becomes
apparent. Wehope, then, the primary meetings will be
enure Ivattended,
hat the d
pries o'
ism, is t
and that
Fnesday e'
e micro
of Thurs
bike of
TH AP N TIVE ABIERICANB.—The growth of the Native
American 'faction le - extraordinary. A few weeks' ago,
they 'timbered abiiut 10.000, all told, in the city of Phil
adelphia, with 'one orean,_ (the Daily Sun,) and a full
electoral ticket, pledged - to the support of Gen. Taylor
for President. Now. having swallowed ;Ili the Federal
party, theymme into the field with 500,000 voters, and a
formidable array of daily and,wookly journals. But can
they digest their prey? Will conscientious whigs lend
thew4lves for the purpose of carrying out the nefarious
purples of this faction? -tVe shall see. + •
07 1 1 a the later biographies of Gen. Taylor, the wing
papeni are guilty of the fraud of reporting one of his
memorable saying's as follows:
..Give 'em alittle more grape, Capt. Bragg."
Gov. Eh
at they
Itteirert i
pass eth nnv
•OS rem
n to the l
of Mon
. .
N 4 ,110815 a gross and deliberate fraud,' for the goner
al's aclamatlon was as follows:
" little A
more grape, Capt. Bregg,—.Gire 'Sit hell,
damn 'em.'l o , .
tecrage p
d the nal
; wed
R. Batiks, 2d Lieut.
Samuel Burns, jr.
Jos. Sawyer, ;.
J. S. Hoover,
a. W. Hurt,
Edward More,
Van 0. enmity,
Moses Annspangh,
J. H. Crdwley.
Henry Smith,
By the resignation of Gov. Shank, the Democracy of
_Pennsylvania wiii be very soon- called upon to select a
new candidate to' that office. Who that candidate
shall be lis an importnnt inquiry. Wo have in the Dem
ocratic ranks, plenty of good material—many men, good
and true—faithful, capable and honest—out of whom to
select. Wo have heird the names of James Buchanan,
Judge Black, Wilson McCaudletts, Arnold Plummer,
Gen. George Keim and Morris Longstreth, our present
efficient Canal Commissioners spoken of. In the short
time that will necessarily elapse before the nomination,
but little time can be occupied in discussing the relative
merits of the candidates, and under such circumstances,
the task bicomee of even more than ordinary difft.tulty,
to select from such a host. There is one consideration,
in regard to the person selected, however, which strikes
os v.ith more than ordinary - force. cHe should be a man
frtafrom all entangling alliances connected entirely
with any of the factions, cliques and parties, which nee
esiarily, more or less, aro to . be found in the ranks of all
great combinations. He should be fresh froni the peo
ple, without enemies in our own ranks, and against whom
our opponents can, bring no guns to hear, other than those
of principle. With such a candidate; the Democracy of
Pennsylvania would present an impregnable front, and
sweep the State by as overwhelming majority. Fed
eralism, Whigism, No-partyism, and Nativism, all
combined, would find in a man ofjthis character an oppo
nent against whom they could not hope for success, and
the battle, like that of last ?full, would be gained o'er it
was fought. That the Democracy of , Pe'nnsylvania have
many such men front whom to choose, cannot be de
nied. At present, wo Me not prepared to point out defi
nitely, Wit nes, from among - so many, We will, how
ever, say that the name of Jonas • Bi.scx, of Somerset,
has been suggested to us by a friend, whose opinions and
knowledge of his qualifications, are entitled to respect, as
one combining the qualities we have named, together
with every other necessary for an able chief magistrate
of this Commonwealth. In the mean time, we invite a
full and free canvas of the subject.
O .DINANCE OF 'B7. --Much stress is laid by whig pa
pers on Gen. Taylor's endorsment of the "Ordinance
of '87," exeludi4 slavery from Territories. It has
been shrewdly surmised, however, that so far from in
tending to endorsekt, he knew no more about what the
term meant when ho wrote tho Signal lettei!, than ho did
abode the Tariff,ub-Treasury, &e., when ; he wrote his
famous letter to D. Delony, wherein he very truly says
ho hOs never had time or inclination to examine either
these or any other of the political questions about which,
now-a-days, every boy ten years old professes to know
something. And why should he? if the other ques
tions, which have l entered into the discussion of every
canvass for years, did not claim enough of his attention
to have enabled him—a candidate for the Presidency—to
have mad up his Mind in regard to them, how can it be
supposed that this question--that the provisions of his
almost forgotten ordinance—should have been familiar to
him? Eh. this as it may, however, the extraordinaiy po
sition he thus occupies has given birth to sonic excellent
jokes at his expense, which, whether truth or fiction, are
equally to the point] The following is one of them. A
warm and enthusia'stie Mend called on him ono day, and
anxious to obtain his_opinion on'the slave question, be
gan to 'interrogate him on the subject.
"General," said "what is your opinion of the or.
dinance of '87?" I
"Well,"-answered the General, "I 'do n't know that I
have ever seen atl . )lL9 old OM that, but no doubt they were
made of poor metal. The ordinance of this day is cer
tainly the best in the world. Why, sit, there 's Captain
Bragg's battery"— -
An interruption and an explanation followed.
Here is another. I For months past, the 'public men of
both parties in Waiibington, have been jolting over the
reply General Taylor is said to halo made to Jefferson
Davis, when the litter told him that the Signal-letter
embraced an approval of the Wilmot proviso. "Ordi
nance of 'B7—Ordinance of 'B7. - What 's that, hey! I
wrote nothing about that. Poh!",
PRO9PECT3 IN KENTLICIM-A letter to-Me editor, from
Nelson county, Kentucky, specks in the most enthusias
tic and nattering terms of the liunninationsof Cass and
Butler. and their prospects in that State—it says our can
didate for Governor, Mr. Powtill, is winning golden opin
ions from the opposition everyl day, and that: thecanvass
promises, so far, to result gloriously to our cause, even in
Er The Ravenna, (Ohio)h Star has again changed
hands, and is to ho conducted in future by a coniniittee.
said 'committee have published a card denouncing Taylor
and his niggers.
VERMONT ALL RlcttT,—Thb demociatic state conven-
lion met at Montpelier, on TUesday, the 11th instant.—
Paul Dillingham, jr., was re l rninninated for Governor,
and the residue of last year'S state ticket, by acelama-
Lion. Levi B. Vila% and John S. Robinson were placed
on the ticket as electors at 1a+ . . 1 , The Burlington Daily
.Democrat says : " The nomination of Cass and Butler
was ratified with an enthusiaim with which Vermont
state conventions are little familiar. The resolution en;
dorsing that nomination, was l ipassed, net Coldly, but with
a storm of cheers."
, . l' „ , 1
0 I • Iti
TIM BEST OP J THE ..r.ssos i —., o Ina 'ihe ; . oucolog
"good ode" in one of our Southern etehaUge. i "Mr.
l '
Garrett Oavi , iu'his sPeoch ri ti
t gfc
arlislp, ~ on the f9thc
ult., spolie I terms of 'condemnittion ofl the riedition
to tlKO r ead ea, and seemed } to' be li:dank at.'d 'loss to
boa. , 'Mutt' 'eoUld havb indUceid Go l vertimento send
vessels op an exploring voyage there. Mr. Reid on-
lightened him on the subject; by stating that the Whig
party had lost l+ their principle. and—them; vessels had '
probably I ' been out - to fish thens i tip from amongst the ruins
qf Sodom and Gomorrah." 1 , I
ED' The last Gazette contains an article of about a col
umn anti a half, in which an effort is made to prove Geo.
Taylor favorable to the Wilmot Proviso. We hope our
coternporary, 'before he makes another such an effort, will
bring out the bloodhounds, "ot to worry" the General.
but to aster in where. his sentiments on this question are
to bo found. And while the, are about it. they may as
well ascertain where hisletter accepting the whig nomi
nation is to be found. '
M DEBT I The Pittsburg Dispatch, a Taylor Whig I
per, miens its advice to the, Democracy of the State in
choosing a candidate for Governor. We expect the head
strong felloyrs will disrekard it,and theeby incur the
Dispatch's eternal displeasure. What a Jity!
AT THEM GsmE.=-Some of the whigs of this
State are ebdeavoring to pettifog oil a quirk in the law by
which the can smuggle their federal speaker of the sen
ate into the office of Governor until 1850. If they try it
they will Hind the Democracy as wide awake as in the
buckshot war time.
kbroth i er of the renowned Ctipt.(now Lt. Col.) BBsoO.
is the candidate for eleCtor for the Edenton iYistriet of
North Carolina, on the Cass and Butler ticket.
JEFF4ISON COUNTY.—The Democracy of Jefferson
county lave appointed • Messrs. Zeigler, Barclay, and
Blood, congressional conferees, and instructed them to
support ! J as. L. Gillis, EA., for Congress.
I?on. hi MANN. of Bedford, hai been re-nomipa
ted as t i e
Democratic candidate for Congress, in the dis
trict c:riiposod of the counties of Westmoreland, Bed
i d Cambria.
The'Hon. HENRY A. Win has accepted his Porrrirtation
ss presidential elector, on the Cass and Butler ticket, for
Virgit fi a. He address a meetingat Yorktownnn the 4th,
in support of the Baltimore nominees. 1 1 ,
utSince the nomination of Taylor, the Philadelphia
North American calls Mexico "the enemy." _ It has
dropped its favorite "Poland of America."
The Boston Whig says that there are now five
whi4. paperti in I‘ , lassachusetts out in full blast against the
Commander of the Army of OCcupatiOn. Among these
are t he i Northampton Courier and the Cabotville Tele
graioh, which until lately have boon hesitating upon which
eid of the fence to jump.l '
" •G
Thii Do
most enth
The Del .
playa wo
civil paned'
Those will
behold wit
a tried eta,
teem of New Orleans
siastid )?
and grand receptiot
, a neutral paper, speaks
wildest, most numerous al
}eve ever witnessed."—ail t
I le and demonstration, in po ;
n, which we have ever wit;i
The Picarine,Tuylor, Ray ,1
picturesque, and had a ver,
is did not go to join in the V
o a leader of a great politi l
h pleasure a just mood of !
esman and a gallant gene!
The Crescent, also neu
litical 'denionatration ever I ,
at the 'I. democracy seeme,
a ever, showing that the
arced." Such accounts
,indicate any thing but aof
ty thing but a defeat in th
s demonstration in favor o
t tutor of the Democratic
greatest pi
city, and ,
has not de l
sent Cit3l
teat. Thl
the veteran of two wars,
Ito country from the pee
ichit was got up. When
or Was coming home fro
thoritlos of New Orleans
',.ney, and gave the old her,
. Scott's return, twelve dui
'ed for a similar purpose,
received in-a manner befit
under wt
Gen. Tay
the city a J
printed m l
Upon Go
appropria ,
have bee ,1
f of the-ariny in Mexico,
ow York. But look at wi
rectly for
jor Gene al Ihrrt.En, the commander-!
- I
, ,ces in M xico, having arrived in that
of war, i was expected that ho w. i
Gen. TaY or had been received, and
have bee received, if he had not t
his home. After .waiting for some di
tho muni .ipal authorities would in.
of a plain and pleasing duty, it bee
democrat of New Orleans, that the
thorities vas to attempt to insult the
' fusing to honor themselves; in honor
sequenceiwas the Democracy took t I
own hands, and without any thanks
ties, gave the old hero a reception ,
fearful effect on 'Taylorism in Loud
But with the Penn.sylranitin, we sat
bition a depth of malignity that Stlip
LER is-a statesman. He is a soldie
lie was one of those who defended
the rapacity of British soldiers, intl
" beauty and booty," should havoc.
,warmest welcome and to the pros
Orleans. .He had fought gallantly
wars, and is vet suffering from the'
;the dreadful kelt at Monterey. All
er, plead vainly m his favor with tl ,
New Orleans We confess we arc
I play of 11Rtgiti I$llllOl.lS Taylorism.
I, with ilielt e turning warriors of our
'news they heard at Vera Cruz and t
Taylor Was tlio Federal candida'e: a,
this exhibition on their arrival upon tl
to show how unatural a corinectio
hero of a just war and that war's bin
diers of the republic can now see, i
to the accomplished Butler, boa' if
cares for those who have fought for
rEnr.—Erers- day' renders it more
Taylor will. not even carry his ow
Tho independent. Taylor men, u
comfort," they so confidently reek ,
flat-footed against him since . ho h
whizer3% Every mail brings us pr ,
tiou to the change of the " Rough
notieed last week, from bidet,
add Butler, we find the following in
ion, copied from the New-Orlean
emphatically tl7 doom of Taylo
- I
To the New Orleans Delta
Having taken n conspicuous p
the independent Taylor men
Exchange, on no 24th ultimo,
that Mr. Barker, with others of th
Publish their creed to the world, th
stood as any longer partaking with
timent, I ask that the following be
Believing the statement of Messrs.
and BMlitt, read at the whig ratification t
this city on the 24th ultimo, to be true : I
Taylor the candidate of the 'Whig party.
morally bound to administer the goverat
al rams.
confidence in the
to their po)i •
I have suc
Gen. Taylor, that believe
his own sound judgment,
olicy of the democratic par
hgess a continuance of the
I, opinion, I declared myself
of his friends in this city
if choosing dVegates to the
it Taylor electors for Lon
to inaependeht Taylor par
Exchange on, the 24th alt.,
Messedto support Gen Ta•
tderations. I then believed'
he course of Mr, Saunders
don. Next morning, hove
on and others informed riu
patriotism of
ed, and left tc
disturb the p
mend to Col
Being of thii
at the meetin
the purpose c[l
tion to appoit
meeting of ti
those who
party cons
not approve t
phia Conven
Colonel Pev
I. r having abandoned his in.
,erod himself to be the chos
cannot but view him as
faith. In 1840 I voted for
lor Mr. Clay. Upon imam
l ited States Bank, or any of
Gon. Tayl
Lion, and ea
whip party,
their politica
and in 1844
hove tho U
except the Sub-Treasury, to .be uncomti
tariff, but mi l e for revenuq only, to be p
tional.' I voted in the Legislature of Ala 1
her senators ' l nd request her represents
the`annexatin of Texas.. I was in five 1
Mexico. and of obtaining territory froil
indemnity. I Believing that Gen. CasSl
the sub-tre , -ury. nor recommend a ells 1
ciples upon • hich the present tariff' is b 1
that the whi
.s, if Taylor be elected, wil
er, and pass a protective tariff in plaC
shall suppo Gen. Cass for the next Pr
i NEwl Out ANS, July 1. 18413 1 . V' 11
late senator corn St. James, whose def
democratic rUnks, and in favor of Gale
ted some sensation in political circles—ANl
appears in the list of Taylor electors--I
ter in which iho recedes from his •posi
Gon. Taylor, and declines the honor
Taylor ticket. Mr. .Nicholris' letter, n•' '
appear in a ff' w days. He is the same
proposed ies'lntions in our State Sent
noting Gen. Taylor for the presidency.
Ascrrur..n potvEn.--Mr. Ingersoll, ci:l
field (sth,f.) Gazette and Courier. a 71!
tired from that paper because he canno I
port the nominee of the Philadelphia
takes leave of his readers. in a strough• I
ry, in which he denounces Gen. Taylo.
of the "ultra slave interest of the s e nd
his nomination by the Whigs was an'abi
of their most important principles. ,IM
be recollected, was formerly the Edito
Meerstnger. I
tra' Henry ')Villiams, a hand in tlio
was woUndOd at Morristown by thei bu
cannon. He is not - fatally injured l r H
battles of Mexico, from Vera Crux to C
he received a wound in -the leg. ''Job ,
street, Cincinnati, had both his ey f es
lar accident, last week. -
the greet Massachusetts Whig, inia ep.
meeting at Burlington, last week, mad
the democratic candidate for the! presi.
"I know him well. I have broken
his own house, and he with mein min
tle m an—a. man of unble e d persona
which nothing can juetly be said."
on the it
.t it e s
' 3 '
enths s i
i as ..the
seed is
"the 14
v grand
•nd elpt
▪ p Qrtr,
; 1
by hi,
• , &via
witness e •
tU Unite,
lit of f.
this from
approa e ,
he hero
av t ,.
for V?,
acididat e
gill be
har circul
as kn
4 , 41
Gri m .
rY Proper
n grand
sand do
d he, t:
oz 1.
I "Ad-
`id he no
city fro
iflek be
~t Gen. '
er l ra •
r t `
ren l t
en anot
( design
brays IS
nu him
e matte;
to the c
I %it'd'
IP that
erlf ....
1 1 1\ ow
med INI
li i rounds
he e in
foe t..:
earls Is ...
I lot E.or
etv 0
to Braze
lea Colli
I r;
I Th
i this
tlo T
that [ r
on w'
,ned, a
l Of of
I tid-R
lie 11
iEI 111
I -
i n th
JO met_•
. ige ecr
• node •
'n poiltici •
? ed :
t part
,t I ma
net tiart•
and, 41 '
lent 1 1 te
ood sep
• {
if untrul
he i l wouli
y, but re
r measure,
'n fai•or of t
State co
I sLc
for irrree.
't n. Talfrf
in the
le a t ; l:h h t I
n leaded
e eilint:
Gen. ill.:
retlecerll I
her Lull,
ution4 v•
I litie or eat
! Ives tour_"
of the Iry
t tier t'r or
tt -
.ffe ofthe r
nod for
i. O u r eot 3h‘clit..lit;
D(ha.J 4ll
his grub 0
4 11011 (roc
On mule.
From at 2v
Ton in hr.
1, we
gentleu . se
c 1.4',
tor o { ^e6
onventa 7
us the cul''
" tad u.
udontar' :.
o f Ih a 31
en•eygt'l ''
ling of 1 ;
was in
u 1 übLIA•e. '
Alen , °I c..
troye j by
1 11/: A ee.r
i b hac h
d with
ch ract's