January 31, 1846 Article 1

Late from Texas


By the arrival of the steamship New York, Capt. Phillips, late last evening, in 36 hours from Galveston, we have dates from Galveston to the 28th, and from Corpus Christi to the 22d.  We give all the news we have room for below:


The Corpus Christi Gazette of the 22d inst. says: —


“We are happy to say to their absent friends, that the general health of the camp is very good.  We have seen all the great encampments in Europe for several years past; and in beauty of situation, excellence of arrangement, cleanliness and good order, it will bear a favorable comparison with that of any other nation.  It confers great credit not only upon its commander, and officers generally, but upon the country whose cause they have come here to sustain.”


“A train of thirty wagons left here on the 18th inst. laden with military stores for the detachment of U. S. troops at San Antonio.  Our last advices left the troops in good health.”


The Gazette also states:   “We have just been favored with the perusal of a letter from our much esteemed Consul at Matamoros, J. P. Scatrell, Esq., to a gentleman of this place, in which he says, that ‘Tampico is the only place we have heard of that has pronounced in favor of Paredes.  Our place, Matamoros, is strongly in favor of supporting the Government.  They wish for peace, and hope the revolt will be of short duration.’  Upon this information every reliance may be placed.”


“The Mexican trade continues lively, as there are daily arrivals.  Parties of traders from all the settlements for three hundred miles on the Rio Grande, and as far inland as Monterey, have visited this place during the past week.  They have little news – a report had reached Arista at Monterey, that Mejia, at Matamoros, had declared war against the Government, in favor of Paredes – a force of 2000 was ordered by the former to march on Matamoros for the purpose of quelling the revolt.  By an arrival this morning from Mier, we learn that Gen. Arista with his whole force was still at Monterey, and also that the report of Mejia’s treachery was doubtful.”


The Galveston News of the 27th, says: —   “It is reported by the passengers arrived in the steamer Cincinnati, (from Corpus Christi,) that “Gen. Taylor had expressed a determination to march immediately to the Rio Grande in case of the overthrow of Herrera.”


The Corpus Christi Gazette says:  —   “It is now rendered certain that Gen. J. P. Henderson is elected Governor of Texas, and but little doubt remains that Gen. N. H. Darnell is chosen Lieutenant Governor.”


Source: The Daily Picayune, January 31, 1846, p. 2, col. 1.


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