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George Meade, The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, Major-General United States Army (ed. George Gordon Meade) 2 0 Browse Search
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George Meade, The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, Major-General United States Army (ed. George Gordon Meade), chapter 2 (search)
taken possession of one left in his charge by the proprietor, General Ortega, of the Mexican Army. This is considered one of the handsomest houses in town, and is furnished in a style considered in this country magnificent. The custom of the country is to furnish most plainly. Generally a table and a few chairs constitute the furniture of the parlors, and a bed, with a few chairs, that of the bedroom. But General Ortega, who is a man of wealth, and has been Governor of this Department (Nuevo Leon), a traveled man withal, has gone to great expense in furnishing his mansion, and I am now deriving the benefit of his liberality. The house has six rooms in it, as the subjoined sketch shows. The parlor, a long room, about the size, I should suppose, of the two in Fourth Street, is furnished with two mahogany pier-tables (French), with large mirrors over them. In each of the four corners are corner-pieces (tables), with vases filled with beautiful wax flowers, covered with glass. Ther
of Matamoras started to Tampico, but which Governor Serna refused to let pass, as Tampico is in rebellion. We understand that Commandants Capistran is anxious to obtain, and has casually solicited, assistance from the military authorities on the Texas side of the Rio Grande. As a matter of course, the request must have been declined. Gov. Serna is represented to be a next estimable gentlemen, with a good Kentucky education, a large fortune, and many ranched. He is young, hospitable, brave, and patrioted He was elected Governor, and Governor he intends to be. The Spanish brigand, Cobes, was recently caught near San Luis, and summary Thor It is reported that Gen. Marquez has been taken prisoner in the interior, and that he has been shot. Gov. Vidaurri, of the State of Nuevo Leon, has espoused the cause of Serna, of Tamanlipas, and is assisting him with troops. being to the revolutionary condition of Tamanlipas, mail communication with the interior is suspended.
th the French General Donal, was to advance upon San Luis de Potosi, the present seat of the National Government, an important city in the State of Michoacan. Gen. Bazaine was marching upon Guanajuato, the capital of the State of which Doblado is Governor, and anticipated an easy conquest, and the city of Guadalajara was besieged by the Mexican allies of the French. It is also reported that Vidaurri, one of the ablest leaders of the Liberal party, and at present Governor of the States of Nuevo Leon and Coahuilb, has gone over to the French. Gen. Comonfort, the best and most reliable General in the Mexican service, is dead, and his loss will be severely felt. A brisk guerilla war is maintained against, the invaders; but that will never turn them aside from their purpose of conquest. Altogether, the prospect for Mexico is sad, and that for the French very good. The song of New England. The "Sons of New England" held their annual celebration of the landing of the "Pilgrim Fa