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To the Editart of the Fietivune i aentlemcD For th purpose of correcting the vari ous rumors and reports in circulation relative to Hie marcn pi mezj Keunent or Dragoons through Texas to diis place, it is the request of the officers of the Hegiuoent that you publibh die following: ) Anticipations and predictions of a disastrous march for the Dragoons, on account of the d jxught and warm season,; were rife among ceilaiu wiseacres; and verifications of the same, in the shape of jrague runio rs f f sickness and dutress, were accordingly sent abroad ere we had fkirlj started; indeed a report letxbed as before we left Fort Jesup, that Col. Twiggs, who had preceded the command aa hour or; two, was lying dangerously ill five miles on the rold. TbU we dis-coverel to he utterly false; on the contraiy, Colonel never flagged or wavered, notwithstanding a slight affliction at the commencement of the march but conducted the command io this point with a rapidity, energy and iuateily ability, in the highest degree creditable. - Passing through a comparatively unsettled country, a Soathenl cjtme, a six weeks drought, the month bl August, the various and contradictory reports in reference to forage, tc, witli seven companies of Dragooiis aud a train of sixty wagous, might well have staggered a firmer and more practical mind.! But the task, volmntttrils undertaken, has been accomplished; and the Regiment aud train of wagons presented to the commanding General in such fine condition as to have elicited the admiration of our friends of the Infantry Regiments, nd a complimentary order from General Taylor himselC '- i - - I;. j True, we encountered difficulties on the route, and obsucles that seemed insurmountable : but notliitig impeded our progress. Starting alf 3 Jc lock in the morning, and frequently at 12, our marches of twenty-five arid sometimes tliirty miles, were terminated before the heat of the day. Upon Our arrival at the towns and villages we were greeted by the aedam-tionsof the multitude assembled to jvelcome us. Balls and parties were immediately gotten np, and committees, composed of the magi of the people, sent to solicit onr attendance. The ladies, God Mess them, we round always firstand most enthusiastic In the expressions of their joy and gratitude. . j Ourl tosses upon the ronte were principally from desertion only three deaths having! occurred on the march ; one, the first day, was occasioned from overheating himself and drinking col water and two others, from a stroke of the sun, having been obliged, on account of the soreness of their horses' hacksJto walk across a prairie fifteen miles wide, on the borders of the Guadalupe. Indeed much of the distress, and the consequent desertions, may be ! attributed mainly to the circumstance, that during the first six days ovr sixty horses' backs were injured by the miserable saddle-lately adopted by the Government, and the riders cousequently dismounted and made to walk the remainder of the way. More upon this subject anon.! An amusing circumstance, and one that is more flat-tering to the Regiment than any other ocean enceon the route, took place at San Patricio. The Regiment bad made an early start 12, M.), io order to accomplish a distance of twenty-seven miles to San Patricio, and cross the Nueces by means of a raft, which bad been previously constructed by aj party thrown forward the night and day before. We arrived aboui 8, A. M. By 9 every Dragoon had swam the river, with his equipments. During the whole morning, and especially at this hour, had been heard what was at first supposed to be the firing of a saint at Corpus Christi. The continuation of the distant reports, however, together with the absence of Gen. Taylor, who had iin-formed CoL Twiggs by express that he should meet him at San Patricio that day, confirmed even the most scepUpal that Corpus Christi had been attacked. " To horsey was immediately sounded; then"the advance," and the sick and convalescent were ordered to remain asa guard to the train. , When yre had got fairly under way, however, and the stragglers-were all up, the Officer lea in charge reported that there were no sick, ibe number having been snddenly reduced from 60 toO1 We had scarcely proceeded three miles, however, before we met the General himself, and soon discovered, that instead of the enemy, we were about to meet a violent thunder storm. We were not much vexed as the occurrence displayed to as the alacrity with which our men would prepare to meet the enemy, and the stuff the Regiment is made of. : Aomi verre.. . j Ere I conclude it is but just that I should inform ibe public, that to Lieut. George Stevps, of the, 2d Dragoons, acting Topographical Engineer, is due the credit of surveying and measuring the entire .nn,. vk. Fort Jesnp, La., to Corpus Christi having with his - . - - ""-v- .ivmjcurr ior mai-purpose. The distance to this ooint hnihn tu. ..r i . C v a. uj ua VMru&UlcU IO he 501 i miles. The Regiment lea j Fort Jesop on the uwui;, imi amvea at irpuS Christi on the 27th of August, having rested eight days on the inarch. I No; Mexican news of Importance. The last camp rumor brought ia by a party of traders is, that tropps are assembling in such numbers, and so rapidly, onbe Rio Grande, that they (the traders) will be enabled to make but ene more trip. '.The General and bis staff re busily engaged organising the troops Into brigades the 2d-Dragoons on the right; forming a distlnc. corps, under its Colonel, with orders to act at bis Hia-tirtk in case of alarm. ' i; . j .. of New came have a fine be We If .w all Dray Cards At JAMES to Mr. of Oa Gdlwny, Hia Mc friend without : Oa auort cea-ed dent of for the Hia William, ciui Common identical uch kingdom. aud by in the The lieen introi-d action theory. aoti pun-6es the olTUie Thepatic all the reach urn-rat ion. IV" Vew Canal CO, tbroufb-out the Cy aak for tbe moat leprosy, mercury, chronic dyapepsia, tbe session various not remedy, and a speedy proved a singl aoc-cess. sale in Jr"r - ... - Stage t ;rvu tui. THIS ; , Admunm ty , . , . Yasoo, Casst-mere, C A Capa. con-formabte All spared Jfmv i? rfeWfc i25. wT Hli o .5" to r,T CauL r "j hoard 25 oo.u i It Order.-ti l EVE-XI .h,u ;-. pr. which,

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  1. The Times-Picayune,
  2. 25 Sep 1845, Thu,
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