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From New Mexico.

Independence, August 29.
--The Santa Fe Mail and Cannon City Express have arrived here, bringing dates to the 17th instant, and Cannon City to the 26th inst.

The Express brought three passengers and $20,000 in gold dust.

The United States troops, seven hundred and fifty in number, who surrendered to three hundred Texan Rangers, eighteen miles from Fort Fillmore, have been released on parole. The Texans retained their arms and the horses belonging to the companies of mounted rifles.

Gen. W. Petham, formerly Surveyor-General of New Mexico, and Col. Clements, were arrested in Santa Fe and confined in the guard-house, by order of Col. Canby, commander of the Department of New Mexico. They were suspected of giving improper information to the Texan troops.

At Fort Bliss, below El Paso, Col. Clements took the oath of allegiance and was discharged.

Gen. Petham refused to take the oath, and is still confined in the guard-house.

The Hon. Mr. Otero, of Albuquerque, has been selected to head a regiment of New Mexican volunteers that is to be raised in the territory.

Col. Canby has, by proclamation, suspended the writ of habeas corpus in New Mexico.

Fort Stanton has been abandoned by the U. S. troops and destroyed by by order of Col. Canby.

New Mexico has been visited lately with very heavy rains, which have done considerable damage to property.

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