December 25, 1845
From Corpus Christi. — We make an extract
from a letter which we find in the Mobile Herald and Tribune, dated Corpus
Christi, December 12th:
The troops, as also the inhabitants, are
suffering severely from the inclemency of the weather; in fact, it is said
several have died of the cold. Such a long and severe spell of weather
has never before been experienced. The wind has been blowing a gale from
the north for ten days, and there is ice on all the still water. The very
fish and turtle are so numbered that you can pick them up all along the
shores of the bay. In coming through the passage from St. Joseph’s Island
to this place, we picked up upwards of sixty fine green turtle, as they
floated past the vessel, and had we been homeward bound, could have
freighted the vessel with them, so numerous were they.
Source: The Daily Picayune, December
25, 1845, p. 2, col. 3.