August 19, 1845



Military Movements. — The response of our citizen-soldiery to the requisition of the Governor is just as we had anticipated.  There will be no want of troops, and any number of them that may be desired, to impress Mexico with the means at the command of the United States to repel and punish any act of hostility into which her blind fury may urge her.


All the arms, ammunition, and equipments, requisite for the two companies of Artillery, arrived yesterday from Baton Rouge, and this part of the volunteer force will take their departure on Wednesday next, on the Alabama, for Corpus Christi.  The Courier of last evening says that four regiment of infantry will be immediately called into the service and organized, but that their movements will depend somewhat upon circumstances.



The U. S. Flying Artillery, under the command of Maj. Ringgold, at Fort McHenry, have received orders from the Secretary of War to hold themselves in readiness to embark for Texas at a moment’s warning.  Similar orders, we learn, have been given to the troops at the various military stations on the Atlantic seaboard.  It is gratifying to observe that the most influential papers of both parties applaud the action of the Government in taking these measures of precaution.


More Troops. — Yesterday the U. S. troops from Fort Pike, numbering forty-seven men, under Lieut. Dana and Lieut. Strong, arrived in the city, destined for Texas.


Texas Letters. — Persons in the United States writing to their friends in Texas should remember that it is necessary to pay the postage of their letters to New Orleans.  Unless this be done, the letters are not forwarded.  Many persons seem to think that this requisite no longer exists; but as Annexation is not yet completely ratified, they are mistaken.  We mention this because we are informed that since the action of the Texan Congress upon the Annexation question, nearly a barrel of letters have accumulated in the Post Office of this city with the postage unpaid, and it may save much disappointment to know this fact.


Source: The Daily Picayune, Tuesday, August 19, 1845.




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