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We learn from the Picayune that th whole city oí New Orleana was thrown nto consternation and alarm on the occasion of the embarkation of the Mississipii Regiment. One of the volunteara having been arrested as a inurderer, the rest refused to embark till he was released, and behaved so outrageously that the alarm was given to the city, the governor called out ihe Legión to defend the cily, all was terror till news carne that the regiment was under woy. The Pica. y une expresses itself heartiJy glad that they have gone. New Orleans papers of the 23d uit. have news from Tam pico up to the 20th Brazos to the 16th, and Vera Cruz to the 2d uit.The Louisiana volunteers wrecked on the Ondiuker, all except G, reacbed Tam. pico on the 9th, in good healih, but somewliat exhausted by forced marches. Seven were abandoned a few miles from the first camp, unable to march, and it was found impossible to carry ihem through on litlers. One overtook the main bodyr the others remained, and are probably ii the hands of the Mexicans. The day the volunteers went ashor they received visita from several Mexicans of charactor, as well os peasants and fishermen, who made promisescf assistance ; but, in the afjernoon, under a flng of truce, Gen. Cos demanded an immediate and unconditional surrender, Alarming representations were made of tho swarms of arrned Mexicans, propared for cutting ofTall retreat, and Gen. Cos reprcsented bis whole force at 1800 men, when in reality he had only 980, all told, and many of them raw, and all of whom had cntered into the service with hope of gain and plunder.Col. De Russey answered tho flag of truce, but was not aliowed tidmission in, side of Gen. Cos' line. Col. De Rus-, sey was granted until 9 o'clock next morning, whon thoy must surrender or fight. At night the camp fires were lighted and the Arnericans marohed, leaving their knapsacks and all burdensome material which would impedc their flighf, aiid not wantod for sustenance. ín 24 hours thoy marched 35 miles, and not one armed Mexican was seen on the way to Tan pico. Gen. Cos thought ho had posted men so as to cut ofT their rolreat, and depri vo them of supplies and succor, but the Ynnkro outwitied hlm. Thara were about 90 serviceable guns in possesslon of the voluntoera. Tha others were lost in getíing ashore. This was one reason for De Russey's not waiting. Gen. Patterson was making extensivo preparations to reseue the voluntcers whcn they arrived. The sickness of the troops at Tampico. has bcen exaggerated. Tliír health, generally, was excellent. There are about 700 men at Tamoico.It is presqrned that Vera Cruz will bo the next point pf oppratiors, and they e.tpectd lo loave Tatnpioo in February, Gen. Scott probably left Brazos on the 16th, on board of the eteanw MASsachu setts. Camp Palo has been discontinued.- Gen. YVorih and staff were at the mouth o( the Rio Grande, waiting to embnrk, AU the troops were in motion. The 4th and Sth infontry were on board ; algo the lt rogimont of riflemen. The 2d dragr oons, Taylor's light artillery, Col, Duacan's battery, and a detachment of reemi ts, were still ashore, Tho news of the capture of Borland, Gaines, and C. M. Clay, has been confinned.Corresponrlence of tiie St. Louis Rapuhlican. Independence, Feb. 10, 1847. We have had anoiher arrival from the plains. Mr. Seymour, of your place, in company with four others, fiogether with a Government expressen charge of Thomas Boggx,) has ventured across even in mid-winter. They Icft Santa Fe on the lotb December, with one wagon tocarry iheir provisions, &c, but this they had toabanndon sliortly after they wero out and make the animáis do the service of pack animáis, and thus carne along. Mr. Seymour was detained until tho 20th, partly in hopes of rccciving farther news from below. We learn from Colonel Owenes, who was at Santa Fe, that Mr. Connell and others, detained some time since asprisoners, were all released, except Jas. Mag-offin, who was taken under rhe charge of treason, and would be dealt with accordingjy. Ho had, we believo, some letters in his possession from the officers at Washington to Gen. Wool. - f he traders wpre still at the same point, about 100 or 150 milos below Santa Fo, (ihree hundrcd wagons in number,y encamped, and woulc} not vcnlure farther until the troops were in their advanee.On Mr. Seymour's trip he experienced very severe cold weather. From the 25th of December they were compelled to travel thrugli snow nlmost al] the way ; ot or near the erossing of Arkansasit was from ojie to two feet deep. By keeping near or in the timber along the whole route, they were prelty well nble to get along without frezing. Many men, he suys, are bound to be frozen in tlieir 8ttempts to come in. They met a train or two of Government wngons, about eighty


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