August 24, 1845 - Article 2



The U. S. Flying Artillery at Baltimore, under Col. Ringgold, were expected to sail for Texas on the 18th instant.  They commenced putting their guns, &c., on board the Herman some days previously.


The Union has seen a letter from Texas, West of the Nueces, dated July 26th, upon which the editor places the greatest reliance. — It states that the Mexicans really were concentrating provisions and munitions of war at Matamoros as fast as possible, and also troops at Monterey.  The writers of this letter, says the Union, are engaged in the Mexican trade, and communicate at least weekly with Matamoros; and their experience with the frontier Mexicans is such, that they can hardly be deceived.  Still we prefer to rely upon the report which we gave yesterday, nearly a month later, and coming directly from an officer under Gen. Taylor.


Source: The Daily Picayune, August 24, 1845, p. 2, col. 2.



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