Latest from Corpus Christi. — By an
arrival yesterday we have dates from Corpus Christi two days later
than before received. The following letter would induce the belief
that Arista has really started a revolutionary movement. For
ourselves, we hear so many stories that we hardly know what to believe
in relation to Arista, and must wait arrivals direct from Mexico to
unravel the mystery. We give the letter of a Corpus Christi
correspondent in full:
Corpus Christi, Feb. 14, 1846.
We have positive orders to move to the
Rio Grande, but when, it is not know. Col. Cavallo, an agent of Gen.
Arista, is here, endeavoring to persuade Gen. Taylor not to advance
upon the Rio Grande; for he says if he does, Arista’s party will rise
and join Paredes, whereas if Gen. T. maintains his present position
he, Arista, can carry out the revolution he has started. Another
emissary, probably of Paredes, an alcalde, tells Gen. T. that all is
peace on the Rio Grande, and that the Mexicans are looking for the
American troops to advance for their protection.
The camp is full of all sorts of
rumors. One thing is almost certain, we move to the Rio Grande: when,
Yours in the
Source: The Daily Picayune,
February 20, 1846, p. 2, col. 2.