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Bloomington Post (Newspaper) - July 1, 1836, Bloomington, Indiana �?�0 per Jivnani in Adrance. M h an Soru Jan no a tile a Init a Ycu by Iff. L. eal.moomtrmrot, he Maiva Friday �0ft i isse. Rel v a Isom Lite Mobile Mercia the from the Field of glory. Two or turf a gentlemen who fought under Gen. Houston in his recent Tonoiu Victory Over a Nta Annex have arrived in Mobile. One of them or. Joseph Andrewt who reside near Merri either Springs in Georgia her ill Hii posies lion various documents from officers High in command in evidence of the Esler nation in which he 15 held on account of his Manly deportment during the fight Between co. We cd 8 command and the mexican As Well As a he recent Battle be tween Gen. Houston s army and that of attn Anna. From this gentleman we Veurn particulars of the engagement which Are confirmed in every particular by the statements of Tho others on the Slot of april the texans under a Houston and six Hundred Strong had Mone Vered so As to get above and within some two Miles and in sight of the mexicans under Santa Anna who were twelve Hundred and five qty Strong and near Down to the fori of the two Rivers the Bratsos >tit4 a Sabine. Houston having the one thus snugly hemmed in had his if Tite army drawn up or the purpose of addressing it in person. Quot soldiers Quot said he there is the ene my Doyo want to fight Quot a yes Quot was the Universal shout. Quot will then Quot said he Iet us eat oar dinner und then i will Lead Yoti into the Battle Quot Thev obeyed the order to cat and immediately thereafter at a boat 4 o clock p. M. Were marched to the attack. They Hore Down upon the mexicans at the top of their Speed reserving their tire until near enough to have every shot Tell. A hot engagement was kept up for about two to minutes when the mexicans began to break and Retreat to great disorder and 1 Exi ans carried All before them. Ai though they bad but half the number o the mexicans and but two pieces of Cannon of four Pound each while the enemy had a six and a nine Pounder yet in fifteen minutes after the it it a i gement commenced Many of the mexicans called loudly for Quarter. After the rout of the mexicans hous Timi s men continued to follow up and Post in upon them for about two Bouri. Upwards of six Hundred and Lifty mexicans were killed and about fix Hundred taken prisoners there were six or seven texans killed and a a bout Twenty wounded. Generals cos and Almonte were among the first taken. The Fonner pole and agitated but the int tar Dpi played As he Lead done during the great Cool Nasi and cd at a. Santa Ana fled among the earliest who retreated. He was seen by two Hoyi one about 1 and the other a hoist 17 Yean to go into a thicker Ofir Dod. They kept watch of the place during the night and the Nix Mur Iii g a Man canal out dres amp de Ike a Cammoun mexican Soldier it us posting him to he Santa Anna it a took hint Iris Oner. He offered no resistance that wished to be taken to Gen. Houston. He was conducted to that dicer. Wren he made himself known As Santa Anna asked the re Spect it due officers of his rate i it id made a the offer for his Litie y which have been published. Santa Anna or. Andrews says is apparently about Quot 45 years of age of rather Tunali Sta tire dark complexion Black hair Black Bright eyes and altogether a Good looking Man. / when questioned As to the murder of colonels Fannin and Ward and the men under their command he stated that in the Battle the evening previous to their sur rend re about 1000 of the mexicans were a Hedt while not More than so texans had Rightn that the texans had exhausted their am. Munition were without water that they upon the terms of capitulation Minice published but that he had been i induced to violate those term for two reasons first because the Day alter the surrender of col. Ward and those under his command Tbs number of prisoners became so 1 Foo Quence that t a bad not provisions sufficient for Tea Aad Bis Oiva army Sand secondly be had not men enough to keep them sect Freij Conse Quail to col. Ward and Alm All his soldiers were shot with our Fain in. A vol Keri Quen Juned to peeling Lite a fight Neir the Mission Between the mexicans and Cul. Ward s company he stated that about 400 of the a i cans were killed but that col. Ward and his men were protected by the Walls of the Church in or bib they had stationed themselves. The following named persons under the command of colonels Fannin and. Ward made their Andrews our informant David Holt Lewis was Ltd Logton Dickinson Marace Bullock Samuel Harda Way and by Djamin Mordecai All georgians or. Shackleford of Ala Banff Tiad his life spared and is now in attendance upon the wounded mexicans. The mexicans and the texans who made their escape agree to stating that when col. Ward was about to be shot be was ordered to Kneel but could not be made to do so either by threats or promises. His Gallant spirit nothing could subdue. He proudly bid them Defiance and died like an Erica Soldier ill the utile Between Houston and Sta Ama col. Mirabeau Lamar of Georgia greatly distinguished himself for it Vair and Incerpi Itji and gained the applause or att. It is said there were not fifty Texi ans in the Battle that the Terzian army was composed almost entirely of volunteers. Santi Anna is a prisoner on an Arm end Ziessel near Galveston Island the mexican prisoners who Are Able to labor Are engaged in building breast works on the Island. Washington april 7, t8�6 to Gen. We h. Harrison sir consider it the right of ver it citizen of the United states to ask and demand and to be fully informed of the political principles and opinions of those who Are candidates for the various offices in the gift of the peo pie and 4he imperious duty of the candidate to frankly and Flolly avow and declare the opinions which he entertains. I therefore As a voter a citizen and an individual feeling a deep and abiding interest in the welfare and Prosperity of our common country and an ardent desire to see the perpetuity of our free and Happy form of government take the Liberty of asking you to give me your opinion and views on the following subject in i. Will you if elected president of the United states sign and approve a Bill distributing surplus Revenue o tie United state to each state according to the Federal population of each for internal improve Menis education and to each Tolm objects As the Legislatures of the la Verai states May see fit to apply the 2.1. Will you sign and approve a Bill distributing the proceeds of the s Lei of the Public lands to each state according to the Federal population of each for the up ipos above specs tied / 3d a will you sign and approve Bills making appropriations to improve navigable a tremors above ports of ii try 4th. Will you sign and a Provo if it becomes necessary to Mcharo. And five from depict Latfloo Thoft Fonua and Isi Iasic of to a a a few to Alfurd a Utu form sound eur Ien it to Che people of the United state a a Bill with proper modifications frictions chartering unite d states 5th. What is Yotter opinion As to the constitutional Power of the Senate or House of representatives of the Congress of the United states to expunge or obliterate from to journals Tho records and proceedings of a previous session ? a Frank Plain and full answer of the foregoing inquires is Respecta Llor and earnestly solicited. Your and str is desired As soon As Pom Ibie. I i tend this and your answer for publication. Have the Honor to by you a Bumble and obedient servant. She Rod Williams. Gen. Harrison s Noeth bump. Maysia 1 have the Honor to Edge the receipt of your Lottor of Uio ,.� which Yoti wait it to answer Tho four Ali it 1st. A will and Bank of res the of the United by a Bill distr Ihui a i the surplus Revenue of to u l Ted states to each state according to the Federal population of each for internal improve Inonu education and to such other Obj cts As the l Gisla Tures of these Era states May see fit to apply the same 2d. Quot will you sign and approve a Bill distributing the proceeds of the sales of the Public inns to each state according to the Federal i Pui Ariot of each for the purposes above specified Quot 3d. Quot will your a Ign and approve Bills making appropriations to improve navigable streams Tilove ports of entry Quot 4tb. Quot will you sign and approx it if it become to Sei u c and save from Depre ration the rejigs Iii and finances of the nation and to in Ford a unit Orr found currency to the people of the unit a states a Bill with proper modifications and 8 Tri colons chartering it u. States Quot 5lb. Quot what is your opinion As to the constitutional Power of the Senate or House of a Epact ent Alives of the Coq Stoma Ai a Lett. Expunge or obliterate from the Jour nals the records and proceedings of a previous session from the manner in which the four first questions Are stated it appears that you do not ask my opinion As to the policy or propriety of the measures to which they respectfully refer but what would be my course. If they were presented to me being in the presidential chair of the a it item states in the shape of Bills that bad been duly passed by the Senate and House of representatives. Prom the opinions which i have formed of to be intention of the Constitution As to the cases in a hic the veto Power should be exercised by the pref ident i would have contented myself with Ging an affirmative answer to then it or first quest inst but from the deep interest which has been and indeed is now Felt in elation to All these a objects i think it proper to express my views upon each one separately. I answer then 1st. That the in. Mediate return of All the surplus Money which is or ought to be in the Treasury of the United states to the Possession of the people from Whon it it was t4ken, is called for by every principle of policy and indeed of safety to our institutions and i know of no Mode of doing it better than that recommended by the present chief magistrate in his first annual wide Aeb the chm Reea us in indu Wiot words to mod these Evtihy it Etc Art to me thu the most a a a just and Futural i slut. efured As by any Ottier disposition is ice Quot by the Small size of the tract sin which the lands Are now Laid Odt and the reduction of the Price this desirable situation is easily attainable by any Pinson of tolerable Industry i am perfectly reconciled to the distribution of the proceeds 6f the sales 8 provided for by the Bill introduced into the Senate by or. Clay the interest of All Soemy to be Well provided for in this Bill amp As for the opposition which has hitherto been made to Yie disposition of the lands heretofore contemplated bythe representatives of the new states there i no probability of its being adopted i think it ought no longer to be insisted on. 3d. As i believe that no Money should be taken from the Treasury of the United slates to be expended on ii Terrial improvements but for those which Are strictly National the answer to this question would be easy Bui from the difficulty of determining which it those that Are from time to time proposed would be of this description. This circumstance the excite ment which has already been produced by appropriations of this kind and in Titi it wire not but continue to produce if persisted in give add Binal Cladais to the Mode of appropriating All the surplus Revenue of the untied slates in the manner above suggested. Each state will then have the Means of accomplishing its own schemes of internal improve ment. Still there will be particular cases when a contemplated improve ment will be of greater advantage to the Union generally and some partic Lar states than to that in which it is to be made. In such cases As Well As those in the new states where the value of the Public Domain will be greatly enhanced by an improvement in the Means of communication the general government should certainly largely contribute. To appropriations of the latter character there has never been any very warm Opp Silien. Up it on the whole the distribution of the surplus Revenue amongst the state seems Likely to remove most if not All a the causes of dissension of which the internal improvement system has been the fruitful source i Here is nothing it in my opinion More Sac redly incumbent upon those who Are concerned in the administration of our government than that of preservation and har Tony bet Ien the states. From the construction of our system there has been and will be More or less jealousy Between the general and state governments but there is Noth ing in the nothing in the Cha Raoul a i Kim Chitton Wei Cut the states Bear to each other which can create any unfriendly feel ditto Bivion which could be Mode of of ing if the admits Turcitu Revenue would be itt apportion menu among the several state according to the ratio of representation this proposition i Lias reference a state of things which now actually exists with the exception of the a. Mount of Monsy thus to be disposed of a for it could not have by div anticipated by the president that the a plus violate above the real rants or convenient expenditures of the government would of Tacoma so Lar Gabas that Retay huh it m Tbs try usury would to Mach do Minisoi in a a Frim my Iju pod Lime a it a m Embarrass a be. Business of the country. What other disposition can be made of it with a View to get it into imme Diato circulation but to place it in the hands of the state authorities so great is the amount Andujo rapidly is it increasing i that it could not be expended for a Vei a considerable time on the comparatively few objects to Ubico it Cou d be appropriated by the a Oral guv emment but the desires Dii mation Momii Tivit the people could a immediately it i cited by the Stales from the infinite variety o ways in Wieb it Jii ight be Amplo Ted by Bim by he Iii it Mif it he loaned to their Onbank Iii or rat a to Mode of Distri Hulen by the Gower i Gove Ismeni we Lii Ira m ctr Ely Bop is in the of no Riand to his Roult try. My Whit l have always brew Day Adnil Tad that the Public lands were the com thu prot Pirry Olau the states i Halo by fun the and Vocaty Oft at Omide of ditto King of them which would cml at Tbs greater number of Freel am or a Jyi in thai Teaf Tbs la wry Iuo fall wo�l4 by ters its favors with an even and impartial hand. That this May be the Case All those to whom any portion of this delicate Power is entrusted should Al ways act upon the principles of for Bearance and conciliation Ever More ready to sacrifice the interest of their immediate constituents rather than the rights of the other Mem a Eis of the i Imily. Those who Pur site a different course whose Rule is never to Stop Short of the attainment Tofau which Cen a mar Belr lip nod to Bava Trae passed upon the Boundary they bad themselves established. The observations with which i a Ball conclude this letter on the subject of the veto Pover by the president will apply to this Ai Well As your other que Suomi 41h. 1 have before me a newspaper in which i am designated by is di�Lii\gui6>ied editor the bank0$ Federal candid Ute 1 think it we Puzzle the writer to Adeluce any act of my life which warrants him in Iden Lif inf a with the interests of the first or Tho politics of to latter. Nav ing no Boans of ascertaining the sentiments of the directory and stockholders of the Bank of the United Stalos which is Tho Pruitt out with which it was intended Toast opiate me i cannot Fay what their court it like Lyt Obain rib Ion to Tbs a my lbs a Section for preti4�bt 8b��li to re Ltd Elk a if Hhd a a i however Gate me Bair support it win a be evid Euco at la my Umi in oppose Tilott wbb 1 Gava 1�. To la a or in my Caa Acif of if to adv Aron a not did re Tate. Tbs Jot Tiafu of us Mcm Lei Liob of the Ubirt tenth mall it of to fourteenth can Gre in i of a he Frt a my votes Are record if a air of to upon every Auer Ellen in a Bich Keilt Terest was Ini a led. J hid bodied exert myself to the to procure a repel of imposed an a poro Ioos Iii Opo ii Tbs branches a Meb nid by a a in med in its bout do re so fat to Reot tort a flee citizens. Tit Jroud it Boti Raer tons was not the into a a of the if air but to save what f Lloil or of the state Daiil 0 Teri. Troverso bet Imp Fate and those of the United in the Spring of in ii map Honor to pro Side to a a to no v citizens of Ham Hoo Cuil a i it for the purpose of a a if. Ments in relation to the re nov to of the t Public Money from the custody of the Bank by the sole Auti Jority the ecu Tive. As president of me it eting i explained at some length the oct for which it was contend but 1 advanced no opinion in relation to the real bartering of the badly a most respectful memorial to the removal of the deposits was adopted As Wert it i it a a Whittom in favor Ore chartering the Bank Buvidas Lii Avealt ready said this was not tie Puri a so for which the meeting was caned and not upon which As i was called upon to give Tny opinion but in the eve Tot a of the votes. As private Dii it to Inan can be More entirely of any Muti vhf either for Reber Terling the old it Titu lion or creating a new one Ufir the authority of the United states. 1 Rev or had a single Shai in the for Ier nor indeed to any Bank Wilb Eike exception and Pipit Viany vean foiled with the loss of the entire a a. 1 have n9inclinaron.again to Ventora in that Way even if i Sli Oftle aver Post sess the Means. With the exception above mentioned of Stock ilk a Bank Long since broken 1 never put eat m Dollar at irate rest in my life. A in Terest being entirely Iden tiled wit i the cultivation of the soil i am if new Diatel and per Sathy coi Mecleda with Nono other. I have made this a Tate men o show f ? you that i am not committed to any course in relation to the chartering of a a tank of the United states and that i might if so disposed join in the pop. Ula cry of denunciation against tie old institution and upon its misconduct predicate an opposition to to chartering of another. 1 shall not however take this to Uris opposite to that which 1 Hope 1 base followed to Roeg use but will. Ave you my Seby Oieu clearly and Fohy not Only with regard to the of a turn conduct of the government of Lite subject National Bink Bat to relation to the opera Leaa that which is now or Funcy. I was not in Congo so a by a the late tank was Charle Retli but to fam a member of the 13tii ,9ller its first session when the conduct of the Bank in its incipient measures was examined into and belie Viii from the result of the Inver Tia a pm that the charter had been Vii Falm t voted for the judicial Iii Vei Eton with a View eff a Tiu a to Miner. f a Kwh in Nimit Bow. A a Al Inird j my a bar aah i the manage event of its Asaif waa com it Mittl to the talents and integrity of or. Cleves. From thai period Toke final a Quot ugh t must Coo Feszl am a a very a Emp Tel i Tudge of Ucb makers a have no lds a that in inst Tatley could have been con decked with More a bitty Iota grit and Public adva ataur Baa it Baa been uu4ip ibes i impressions i Afrey with go a Cral jacks via Tbs opus now a expressed in one w his i Puii a Coo Grem a a bib i make pm Imp. Lowit extract a Quot Clef a my Felli a mid state to Mignemi Wii a to he a we Kif Omav be of mind in Tom qty a Momeni is so to i a or Del Fem a pm a Nimen my m Lyum so of tit a a a of Fly 4tt�y�i a in

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