From Texas. — By the arrival, since our
last, of the steamship McKim, Capt. Lewis, we have Galveston dates up to
the 15th inst.
President Jones has issued a proclamation
convening the Legislature of the State of Texas at Austin, on the 16th
February next, for the purpose of organizing a State Government, and
“other measures for the general welfare.”
Capt. Elliot, the original “man with the
white hat,” was in Galveston on the 12th. We presume he is
on his way to Austin to attend the funeral of all British hopes of
making any thing out of the new State.
The health of the army at Corpus Christi
was improving. The “Army Theatre” opened on the night of the 8th
inst. with Sheridan Knowles’ play of “The Wife” – Julien St. Pierre,
Mr. Edwards; Marianna, Mrs. Hart. The orchestra numbered no less
than twenty-five musicians.
All was quiet on the frontiers.
Source: The Daily Picayune, January
20, 1846, p. 2, col. 2.