Newspaper of The New York Herald, June 10, 1842, Page 1

Newspaper of The New York Herald dated June 10, 1842 Page 1
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Til 11 Vol. VUI.?No. 159.?Whole No. 3010. TllIAL OF COL. MONROE EDWARDS, FOR FOROEKY. inun or uftr ana Terminer. Colore Judge Kent and Aldermeu Balis and Hatfield. Fourth Day Ok ihi: Trial or tub Celebrated Fismtiw Mosroe Edwards Jest 9.?The Court room was thii morning a? crowded at over it w a*, and it wan with great ditiirulty that the reporter* couhl make their w ay, even aslisted by the oiticeri, who used their best endeavors to preserve order. Colonel Edwards w as brought into Court at ten o'clock, as smiling as ever, but dressed rather differently to what he has hitherto been. He had on a black dress coat as usual, but a light vest, and a pair of light 1 rah pantaloons. At about half-past ten o'clock, his Honor, Judge Kent, and the Aldormen, having made their oppearmce, thn crior opened the Court with the usual formalities. The Clerk then called over the names of the Jurors, and all of them answered. After waiting a few moments, the District Attorney made his uppearonce, and Mr. Allen called Ma. Jamiesor?The teller of the Bank asked Caldwell what denominations he would wish the $10,000 in, ami he said some notes of $1000, and some in notes of $500. Cl ou-examined hr F.mmett?I came here to see if 1 could recognize the prisoner. I went to the Tomhs and went in I room whore the Mavor and some fifteen or twenty persons were present. Inhere was some sort of a ibrm wont through. I think you were present. He was in a part ?f the room. Near the corner. I did not count the money that wa* paid Mr. Caldwell. I saw it paid. There may have been some notes of $100, but I don't remember. Direct Examination?Bv District Attorney?I immediately recognized the prisoner when 1 went into the room, all the persons being strangers to me. Ma. Kieckhokker called?Examined br District Attorrey.?Messrs. Brow n Brothers He Co. did not draw any bills on William and James Brown it Co. in Mar, 1940. By Emmett?The writing and signature of these bills are genuine. Br District Attorret?The true date that this bill was drawn, was 31st Mav 1933. Ji'iwjc Kext?I must state most explicitly that nil conversation with the Jury isstrietly forbidden, it is a rule which must be enforced, and no communication with them can be allowed. District Attorney?Wo rest our case here. ji due Kent?Gentlemen,will you open yourcasel Mr. llrtaia to the District Attorney?Won't you let me come inside to speak MK Kvmett?You have had the inside all the time for your case ; so let him come in. District Attorney, (laughing)?Oh, yes ; come in. Mr. KvsnTs then addresse ? tie court in a speech of upwards of two hours. The following is the substance :? May it please the Court, and j an gentlemen of the jury, the evidence for the prosecution is closed; for two days it has had ]<ossessiou ot your ear. For two nights has that ci iJence sunk deeply into your minds, and hud undisturbed possession thereof. Though some unfavorable impressions may have been mude on your mind, ww are satisfied it should be so, for during that examination you hare had the power to examine and to sift the evidence which has been presented. You have had tints to perceive and to sea that imposing as in its array it may ieem, if the keystone is wanting or is removed, it will tumble as readily to the ground as if it were less magnificent in its proportions, ami less firmly founded. I may be indulged, gentlemen of the jury, before proceeding to the dcience of the prisoner, to make some allusion to the circumstantial evidence which go to prove he committed this crime, in order to restore in Nome measure that feeling of impartiality supposed to base reigned in your minds when brought here. In the first place, with reference to the prisoner's true character and position, the learned counsel who opened the case, took occasion to mention the importuncu to the community nt large that the prisoner should he convicted of this charge of forgery, lie said that mercantile men distrusted one another aud the usual modes of transacting business were not safe. This is very true, and in that sense it is important to the community at large that the true forger should be convictod. I regret, however, that he did not inform you who were the instigators of this l-iuouwiiuuB, uuu mtur agents, nn.1 mo ueep pecuniary intercut they have iu its result. Gentlemen, the conviction oflho prisoner i? nocesaary to them aa preliminary evidence in civil suits commenced by them. On it depends whothar $00,000 shall remain the property of the prisoner, or those individuals defrauded by this forgery. In these civil cases, Brown Brothers & Co. and Fletcher Alexander & Co. are the plaintiffs, and Monroe Edwards is the defendant; end on the other hand there is a suit pending in which those parties ore defendants and Monroe F.dwards la the plaintiff, and it is under cover of this prosecution that evidence has been introduced of those who are directly interested in the recovery of the money, and whose evidence would not be admitted in these civil suits. There is alro n unusually large amount offered as a reward for I the recovery of the money. It is a per centage on the amount. Twenty per cent is olfcred on tin- amount of monoy recovered, and just so fir as Brown Brothers St Co. and Kletrhar Alexander & Co. arc interested, to one fifth of that amount is the agent interested in procuring testimony which should convict the prisoner. You will understand too that $10,000 w ill lie as great a motive to that member of the profession as $j0,000 to the wealthy houses concerned. You, gentlemen of tlia jury, knowthat advantage too has been tnken of the feeling which is strong in the community here against the inhabitants of that far distant portion of our" eommon country from which the prisoner comes. He is connected with the most respectable families in the West, and I shoui I feel less delicacy in alluding to his connections, were not those of his counsel, who will address you from his native State, familiar with his history, lie ia the son of a widowed mother?the brother of'a widowed sister?he is the sole support of the family, and you will conceive how with.moist and anxious eyes his "distant family are waiting to hear the progress of the trial and the news of its result?with feelings aa great, and stretched to as great an extent ns the heart w ill bear without breaking. Can you, gentlemen of the Jury, hesitate to do all in your power in a case so important tifthe community at large, so important to the prosecutors, so important to the agents of those prosecutors, and so important to the prisoner at the bar and to his friends and connections, to give it a patient examination with a firm and unbiased mind, to reach a just verdict, and to discover 1>, twecn the semblance of the trnth and the truth itself. So much for the importance of the cause itself. Th.- learned gentleman then went on to allude to the vast difference in the resource* of the parties to the prosecution and those for the defence, showing how powerful were their means of obtaining evidence, and how their wealth hail enabled them to frustrate the endeavors of bis counsel in many instances, to obtain evidence important to him, and stating that they hail been followed and watehed with untiring perseverance in every stage of their progress, and in every thing they had undertaken. He also alluded to the prejudice which had beun excited by. the public printa, invariably styling him, since his arrest, as the forger?the celebrated forger?or the notorious forger, and said that the prosecution had shown that their object was, if possible, to overwhelm the prisoner by a multitude of charges, and scattered over the whole country in New Orhnna, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Richmond and New York, and that such was the extent of the charges and their ramifications, that it was almost impossible to bring evidence to meet them; so they had thought by the vigor of their proceedings to disarm the prisoner, and procure the ends of the prosecution without the trouble and expense of going through the processes of law. Mr. Evarts then said, that out of eight mdictmenti found, they did not know till the morning they came into Court on which he was to be tried, and proceeded to read the counts of the indictmaftt which allege that Monroe Edwards forged the letter purporting to be from Maunscli, White kOo. to Brown,Brothers k Co., in the first Ward of the city of New York. and wi'h uttering and publishing said letter with intent to defraud. Alter calling the attention of the jury to the evidence by which it had been attempted to prove that this letter was written by Monro* K1 wards. hu went on:?On this Indictment, by this evidence,he is no more guilty thnu you, though he may have been steeped in fraud and crime from his cradle, and if he it innocent of ihis fraud, you are not to convict him of ..Ik.ip rr.rr... op.0 *1 v- x. _ p .t. nuv* - >?v, ..... Him hi . i- rir ? IS gUIHT Ol ' ' i Voit rmut take the evuleuce on thin olone, anil in the words ofyouroaMi a true lodgment giva between tlir | eoplw of the 8tiiteof New York and the prisoner at tho bur. Oentlci,.<uiof the jury, in ne-ordancc with the provision of the law, no evidenau of the pruoncr's general rhamcter ia to 1- prtvlnoed. The Jurv it to be ignorant of the fact whether he Is of unblemished character prior to the crime w Ith which he it charged, or of the moat degraded. Veil, gentlemen of the jory, we will now. with your V .rtr.imlon, consider who the prisoner at the bar is, and what figure end part he played on where lie now ore plies such an unpleasant position, prior to tbia trans action. Mennoe K1 wants was introduced in thil city in jfciibjr two dirtinruished Southern men, well known ir. tbis community ?Octieral Hunt, the Texan Ambassador, nnd Joseph M. White, of Florida Ho was introduced to this community iinnen of great wealth and distinguished tnnuly.and aabringengeffod in important nrgociations? lie sailad tor lEurnpe and returned by way of Trias to his plantation In Louisiana. From there hn returned to New dork, and thia time lie 1. came. n< quaintcd svith Lewis Tappan, with whom he had some correspondence. which you have hoard of. lie then went to F,nrope, returning in the spring of IMI and arrived at Baltimore tiv way orthe West Indies, on the 6th July, I All.? From the 6th July, l811.tothe.i l Octnber, 1841. nothing w as hoard against him, his character, position or relations. No suggestion was made to his prejudice, no information as to hia rharacter being otherwise than good, and no landers through the newspnpen. On tho 3nd October he was arrested, and the floodgates of public, opinion have isuired forth volumes of abuse and defamation ever since. It is a strong illustration of the truth of tho old adage, " give a dog a bad name, and hang him." Ho had been three months in the country, without a whisper licing lu-nrd against him ; but as soon a* thi? prosecution is hutched on him, from some in format ion or other, every mouth is opened against him. Allow me now, gentlemen of the jnry, to all your attention to the heads or the evi,lenct 'offered against the prisoner. and suggest their applicability to the defence we intend to offer. With reference to the resemblance of thehand wru hot one witness i? called that la Tappan.and he had noi cr <.*n Monroe F.dwarda w rite, and had but received two notea purporting to be written hv him , there is the ev idence or other witnesses who swear to thio rraetnbiance of other pipers alleged to he connected hy circumstances with this letter signed Maimarll, White It Co. This if howeTer of no importance it these cire.nrn?tanres ire rebutted. If the chain of evia fella (ton lattare are alroi ant. Tht mm nd witness. Jamcison, said Caldwell wrote his name onoo. Vans derives his knowledge 'of his wri'ing from seeing him write the order for his trunk, and from the ristnest m>!e by iiim to obtain possession or access tttlus clothing and to ' HH ^a**BHe??!a5aBHe!BM*BEHe!SH5S5 E NE" his paper*, for the pur|>oso of hit defence. Gentlemen of tho Jury, I hardly supposed thut the prosecution would he so hard driven as to go to Mr. Vaux, the, Recorder of the City or Magistrate, nt to bring the nrm of juttice to scrutinize notes which he had received in his ollicial capacity, and though 1 admit that it w as necessary to make such a prima facie case, that they should Koto Recorder Vaux, 1 did not think lie would he brought to swear with swaggering confidence to this w riting lrom those notes. I now comu to the purely 'circumstantial evidence, the first grand item of which is the finding him in possession of large sums of money. Not, gentlemen, the finding of the pajwrs necessary to the j>erpet ration of this fraud?not the produce of this fraud?but simply the finding of $43,000. The next item is that a portion of this money, which is in gold, had been louud in an old shot bug which it has l>ecn proved pasted through a broker's office in Baltimore, and which had passed through that broker's otlicu some time within eighteen months. Where Mr. Edwards got it, it has not hern attempted to ho shown, and is it not likely that in the receipt of n sum of $43,000 in various funds, that such funds would have been likely to hnve been got in the then state of money atl'airs in Philadelphia. We now come to that portion of the prosecutor's case, which 1 have termed the key stone of the arch, on tho removal of which its failure is'ccrtain. This is the Der?on?l resem bianco of the prisoner to Mr. Caldwell, or us this would represent his personal Identity with Mr. Caldwell. Now, gentlemen of the jury," experience must have taught tou, how deceptive personal appearance always is. We all some tima or other, pass our acquaintance without recognising them, and frequently speak toother* and are S|>oKeu to ourselves under a false impression of its being another person. All these put ties say that they had never seen Caldwell previously and had therefore no standard whereby to compare him, and out of nine wituescs examined as to his identity at l'hiladelphia, but one has been produced here, Mr. lugs whose testimony now is of less imjiortnncc than it wos then. But you have nine persons brought forward now who remember better at eight months distance than at one. Mr. Evarts here referred to the Redmond's case and the celebrated bigamy case; and also to the recent case of Mr. Ponioroy, who was sworn toby a broker's boy who was proved to be mistaken. Now, gentlemen, what pos. sible defence can a prisoner make in any case ? It is sufficient ifthc prosecution don't prove thci'r case; but that might leave a stigma on the prisoner. He cant prove by witnesses that he did not do it, for although a dozen might swear he did not, if one awore he did, it would outweigh them. We must restrict tho prosecution, first by explaining w hat is charged against him as the results of these crimes and show ing that ha derived them from other sources, and by explaining the circumstances brought to bear against htm, and showing a different meaning to those circumstances, and also by showing that it was impossible for him to have done it. The different brunches of thedcfence are, first to explain the result of the crimes sought to be traced to us by showing how he came by it; and second, to expluin the circumstances brought to convict him of this crime, and giving them an explanation compatible with his entire innocence; nnd third, by showing that he coull not do it at the times and places charged, because on those days and lit that time he was not ill the place where it was done, and therefore could not do it. Gentlemen of the jury, iu reviewing the events which happened eight months since, by what mean* arc ivc to derive evidence of where ho was when charged with doing certain acts I It is no easy thing for a man to satisfy himself w here lie was on a particular day, uuless it be a man who is fixed, who ha* his counting house, aud who is in the habit of having permanent records to which he can recur, and say I was not in New Orleans on such a day, but in New York, for I diil so on such a day. How difficult then, for one professedly without occupation, and not a resident, but a stranger and a traveller, to fix a time when he w-as at a particular place. Again, if he can do so, how is he to obtain persons who will swear to his beinff there. If it is dimr.iilt tn itnnw him?#.lf l,#,,,. more to lind a person so confident us to swear to it. Hi* undoubtedly n most difficult thing, and to arrest a man Dlder tkew circumstances, and to call on him lor this proof, T sty is a most cruel exertion of power. Nor.-, the letter ma) have been put into the jawtollice at New Orleans on the lOtlt August. If, then, 1 show the prisoner to have been in some other place, he could not have put it in the |>ost.otficc. On the doth August a letUr was written and put in the post-odice ut Alexandria, bearing the postoffice mark of that place, and some one put it in tbo postoffice there on that dav. If I show the prisoner was not there, it could not be liim. On the 30th August, an answer to the una doted dbtli was received at Alexandria, ami taken out of the post-office, and the contents of that letter have been sworn by Brown, Brothers & Co., to laths 17 drafts with which Edwasds is charged with obtaining; these contents were taken out and scattered all over Virginia on the 31st August. Now if we prove that the prisoner was not there on that day, hut somewhere else, he did not take it out, und can you, gentlemen of the jurv, get on w ith this ease if he did irot receive that letter I Jnsi as soon ax we show that the prisoner could not havs been the person who received that letter and its contents, we bring evidence to show that Jno. P. Caldwell and the prisoner, are diflorcnt men.? On the 31st August those drafts were nt-gociated in Baltimore. If we show the prisoner! w-us elsew here, wo more conclusively show he was not circulating the drolls, but somebody else w as. The prosecution can't then go back and say i't was not on that day, for they have positively sworn to that. Then as to tlie money, us to the funds, as to the bag, and as to the type. When Monroe Edwards was in Paris in the winter of 1810. a treaty had just been concluded with Texas l>y France, and that occorded to the French West India Colonies the sainc privileges in trade and navigation with Texas as to the most favored nations. By a previous law the admission rof slaves into Texas had been forbidden, except from the United States. To leant definitely whether slaves could be imported from the French colonies under this treaty, Col. Edwards, who owned lauds in Texas in conjunction with a gentleman named Johnson, owning slaves in Martinique ; took the opinion of an American lawyer, in Paris, and of that distinguished Freflch advocnte, Mr. Berryer. That opinion unless Recorder Vaux, in his thoughtfuluesg to forget every thing important to the defence of the prisoner, should have forgotten to bring, it will bu readtovou. This opinion wan translated into English, and has'the seal of tlie Consul attached. Mr. Edwards then came to Baltimore and entered into partnership with Mr. Johnson, and articles of agreement were signed, and they were to be the first men who should imjiort slaves, worth $300 in Martinique, to Texas u here they were worth $^00'. This requiring ready money which was furnished by one partner?land w as furnished by the other, and the counsel on the other side have stated tnnt the prisoner is possessed of the business qualities required to conduct such a business. The management was entrusted to the prisoner and funds furnished by Mr. Johnion, and both of them furnished land. The money waa furnished and arrangements made, and Kdwards was in jKissession ofthe funds under thu stipulation of sccreay, for theaJvantage would be to those who were first, and it was only the over scrupulousness of his counsel who told him that the possession ofthe money, if unaccounted for, would be a circumstance that would prejudice the jury, and that it was important that he should account for it that induced him to do so. Does then the jios'.ession of types prove him to have committed a forgery? Does the possession of a stamping apparatus prove him to be a torger? Every man has a right to possess stamping apparatus, if lie thinks proper, they are not isolated things made for the use of one person only, auj sold to him only. Now here is this difficulty in' the supposition that the |>ostmark was forged. If that letter had Wen put in the New Orleans Post otfice, it would have received the genuine po?t mark in nddition to the forged one, which might beside# have aroused suspicion there. If it was put in at Alexandria it would have received the Post office mark there, and if it was put in at New York it would have received the city mark. It is singular, too that out of the types which form'Monroe Edwards, La.," and of which types lie had duplicates, you can by sit mtciiiont coHoestsnn of types make New Orleans. La. la it to be permitted then that a inotlsy re I location of letters should send Colonel Edwards to the State |irison ? With respect to the attendance of witn-sses I have to observe, that wherever a irx-ns of Con rt con id compel the attendance of witnesses, we hatrt obtained that process, and where we could ..v. .... ... ... ii...- lki'ii in. iru. i>t>iitiuiM,*iiu 11 iimc wm ix- rent fo you. .A men* them will be ihoteof the two dniuditrra ?( tlir landlady of tli ooardliu liouae wlirre CrlOnel Kdwarda Uviarreilcd. One of thi in *u manafrrcaa?kept the buoke and account*, l?- iin; a cur rue t methodical p.raoti. Anil the other tf-itif!< > a* to private affair* known only to hero If, ami which 1 rear* tahould be bruiikht to public notice. Thrir moilier, a widow ?without i liu?b*ntl and witliont ? ?on, woolil not atthject her danghtcr to dm ribalHiv qf Ihr cnrrl ' nnd of the new ppvpen ! ll'tliia trial had b- rn in lluladt-liihia, then- fent.tlra would hare been on ihr atan-l became the proc??a of I iw wonlil reach th.-rt ?bv.t nothingcould induce that irother In aelid them on to tln? city to lie rtfoteil to the iiiiple mtnr** of the *a*e of thin toort! It in thetpriiunnr ajiil no* the prwecntntm who auirrr by thia, f"r if tl are la any thin* that rnakea a greater iiMpermon then another it ia teat'many from the lipa ol an honomhla and intellifeht letp de. ttciitlem.-n of the jnry?wc appeal to your rrplict with totilidence, bectlMe wr know that the inrors 01 the State of New York air imp artial and ^nat, and ? e uk you to welsh and cottaider that evidence and stive >ourvenlirt acronlinjly, for fu m your ?e-dict ne-ther Mcnrre f.dwartll nor the people of the Htatr of New York can appeal. Hop e niirr?eion? of approbation were then made by ?tani[e in*. Me., win ii j'ldgr Kent aald ihat if any tnarka - f appr hatiou nrnianprobation were m?d( a*ain, lie *h?vld ha'e the ;?r?.e? arretted and committed Deftnce. Mr F.mmrtt rtntril thnt they hail sent for witneauoa from Philadelphia, who were very important; they would not! n here till to-morrow,morning; tliey hogged, after they had got through w ith thuir cuae, the favor of ? little time to be allowrd to mako ttae of those witne*aea. In the moan time they were ready to goon with their care. Judge Krut?Certainly. F'roaecntlon here put in a letter from Mann'rll, White St C? t? Hrown. Brother* fc Co., ilated Sept. ?, isII, w hirh wan received by B. B. It to. ontlic 17th of Heptember. It rncloaed and returned the two hilla of Exchange for 513.000 euch. i n? itnitrwii read:? Ntw Oatrava, Sept.7,1?ll. Mmri. Biiowi, rtnnriivaa k Co., S? w Yutfc. Or"?Ti.rMr.i We are tlna earnine in receipt of your faeorofrtie 2Mli " itatmg l/o u were in receipt ,rf our fat or of the IMA in* I., and were *o itch obliged for our kild tnlroilnrfjnn to ran of nut friend John P. Caldwell. F.*q.,n who?r two dml(? for $11.two each yon rn-lnaeH na, together with hie letter In nr. ina-rn-titnr tlw ahipiaent of all thecotton atibirct lo hie order in our henna, i. c., ">ni' thooeand awl oleaen holm 10 your home in J,iT-rponl. In rcplr, wr art anrry1<> *?y that the whole h'tainera it ? /, nod? i* we lierer wrote the latter of introduction altnded to _|wve no kill ?ltdfe?f will .lohn P.C.llHwrll.Eaq. ie?nor harwr a tincl"' hale of cotton hclnnititij to any men of that name 1 \v'r ? uli-il oil yottt friend lit re. Mr. B-iuimin Storey, aorl ,t,nw< -I inm yonr letter, with tlw litre-- en-loeurta, at which he ., mtirli aiirpriae, an I ensKeatetl that we onu'lit to hire , ,Wl. -..-..l-le -I C - ?* T.'.i , , aii'1 rrinni horn f.jilhwilU to you, whi.;l. m now do. uwloaud, ?ut l.oiw y. 11 ins, b? mauled lo apireheiHl the sn.l rccorer fioin In n thr smnutif rum advine h*?int If MIMlar frand was |nniiw.l on onr ftirud and rorn-atmnlpiir. J ndiu i Clibkom, of New York, r<> w'm * forftril fetter w.? MMK'VI, hurodnring the unr iinfividiij i i iiwn i ii ii W YO NEW YORK. FRIDAY JV. who wanted to negotiate through him a!>out twenty five to thirty thousand dollais. Ilr very fortunately declined the husines*. as contrary to the under* landing of hi* partner* ..! \ut warp < d that head* Wt hope to hear iacui from you ofyour hatinj; recofcrnd the money and counterfeiter* Yen respectfully vours. MAUNSKLL, VVIIITK St CO. Letter B. woe road :?It was an answer of Maumell' White & Co. to IL S. Hill, about accepting the agency of his cotton : Nlw Oiu cans, July 2lUt, 1841. If. S. Hill, L*;., Baltimore: Sir Your much respected fas or of 9th iuaUut, froin Philadelphia is at hand, statin" that you and your brother had lately becoinr propticti > { 1 . talc in Phil dp* comity, Arkansas, and are desirous ol forming an eugagemant in thi* city for die r.::cv i tl >. , and that *on n?!I not waut iny uivuice until > our tir t crop i in h-iios, nor even th(-u, btyoud what is uiual for id uitatioit supplies. We feel much gratihed t tlie confidence you re pone in us, by ofi'? rinir us the agencc through tlie reeommetui&tiou of our ft if ud .Nlr, Gray, of llichiuomi, ami you may rely upon our exertion* for your interest.. The term* you piopnw i?> us, of not requiring any advance,in anticipation of >t-nr cropj Icing in hands, i? exact]* the kind of business w like to do, and l*e will cheerfully accept of it oil those terms. One of our him (C. Bullitt) i* at pie*eut in Louisville, Ky., may rernnin in the neighborhood for soma monflii. M'i i knowil it is his intention to north, but should lie do so,it w ill i fiord liim notch pleasure to become i**rsoually acquainted with you. We hive no particular corrcs|Mindent in New York, though we h*vo no doubt our item ia well known there, and should von i tirebate any aiticli* to be eon* signed to our cure you w ill find no dithcuity in shipping them, ihrok'zh the house of llrowu Brother* \ Co., or Prime, Ward & King, or Joshua Llibbom ; and many other* equally good; at present there i . little or n- biisines* doing in our city, and we have only to refer yon I*> the Price Current annexed, fur tlie present it tie of our mark t. With inm-li r^inerf. \\V remain \ ur i'lif<li"iit sin snt?, M AUNhELL, WHITE is CO. Tin- deposition uuil cross rxamiiiatloli of Mr. Johnson, taken bofore the American Counsel at Hurona, last May, were then read. Court or Oyer and trasn-ian, Crrr snd Coi jerr or Nxvv York. Interrogatories to be administered to Charles K. Johnson, of the Fitri>h of Caddo, Lonisiunu, planter, expected to heat St. Tliomas in the island of St. Thomas in the West Indies, a witness to he produced, sworn, and e xamined, under and by virtue of the annexed commission, before Joseph ltidgway, Thomas Potts and Nehemiah Cannington.of said town of St. Thomas, merchants, the commisinoners named therein, or any one of them, in n curtain cauie now pending in the Court of Oyer and Terminer in and for the city and county of New York, wherein the People of the State of New York nre plain'ill's, and Monroe Edwards is defendant, on the part and behalf of the dehaidnut. (I?What is your name ngc, residence, and occupation > A?My name is Charles K. Johnson; about foity years of age ; I reside in Caddo parish in the State of Louisiana; 1 nin in American, a trader and a planter. Q?Do you know Monroe Edwards the defendant in this cause ? if yen, when, where, how loug, in what citeumstuuoes, and in what relations have you known him / A,? Yes , hecume acquainted with him about thirteen years ago, in the State of Kentucky, under such circumstances as I became acquainted with others, at a hotel ; 1 have known hint in Texas ; in Paris, and many places in the United States,under almost every variety of circumstances, and was frequently engaged in speculations with him in the United States and elsewhere. il?When (if ever) and where did yon last have an *v terwiew with the said Monroe Edwards I At?Either at Baltimore or Philadelphia, in the, ."J011 ' of August, us near an <can recollect; ou the seeo "(11 "1 b' August last, we were la Baltimore together. r Q,?Have you or have you not rvcrs?.'*!".', ^ '[iro|iosed to enter into any ?)^reit;ao|>'--Js..;.'?t'lCn, or partnership, with said Monroe Ed^rrds, in auy bnsiueea, trntlic, mercantile speculation, or enterprise, whatever ' A?Yes. Q?If yea, when and where was such agreement, connection, or partnership, entered into or proposed What wan the nature of the business, traffic, enterprise, or sjwcu- : lution, for which it was imterrd into or proposed ? Ac?A proposition u us madeiu PariaRiul cousumintited in Baltimore; the document A, and the receipt B, will explain the nature of the business, and 1 pray that they may betaken' as part of this answer. Q?Were tho terms of atk'h agreement, connection, or partnership, (if auy) reduced to writing ? Were they iindisrseal? How many stech writing! were executed"? What was done with them, and where are they or any of thc*i now ? Ai?Yes; and tho document A exhibits the time; and the nature ot the business transactions w e u ere to engage in ; I luve a copy of the agreement, ami Mr. Edwards has another, and "there are no other article* of agreement betwin ua ; these are under seal ; and were executed at the Kufew Houie in Baltimore, written in a room occupied by Mr. Edwor ls, and witnessed in the bur room of said house by the hu^]>ers. <t?Is any such writing or a:i\* counterpart, duplicate, or ropy of such writing in yo%r possession, or uTi,Vivo ur control I It so, pioduce ttrw original and annex it or a copy of it to your dcjiokitioit / Ai?That is alrcody in my fifth and. sixth answered, and the copy attached. H?Have you ever pnid to or deporited with said Monroe Edwards, any money, mouicd securi '.i?s, or valuable properly, in pursuance of and for the pu.-poseaof such agreemclt, connection, or partnership, or its pursuance of any othtr agreement, counoction, or partnership I or with any object, or for any purposes whatever f If so, state particularly the time, place, and circumstances of such paymeat or depusita, the amount, character and iliscription of such money, monied securities, property, and the object and purposes for which such payment or deposite was made ? A?The receipt B. exhibits the amount furnished, w hich was fifty thousand dollars; the gold was principally American coin; some was in severuigxxs; I cannot soy whrther there was Spanish or Mexican gold coins among it ; I do not know what bank notes I deli* ered to Mr. Edwurds; nor the denomination; I have no lCnowledge whatever of the description of the bank rotas ; the advance was mode at Baltimore en the :2nd day oi August last; no prison was present at the time ; for a mope full answer, I again refer to the attached doaement marldcd B. ti?Do you know any other fact, circorpstance, or thing to the advantage of the defendant in this sUiit ? If so, state it particularly ? A?I have known Monroe Edwards for runny j ears, and believe him to bean honest, but persecuted man ; I have never known him guilty of a dishonorable act, and until I arrive at such knowledge for myself,! will .act believe him a guilty man. WM. M. EVARTS, Attorney for Defendant ami of Counsel. Allowed subject to all legal exceptions. J?mf? R. Whitixo, District Attorney, for the city and county of New York. Coirt or Orr.a a.xd Termixf.r, City isb Cocxtt of Nrw York. Interrogatories to be administered by w ay of cross examination to Charles F. Johnson, of the Parish of CadJo, Louisiana, Planter, a w itness to be uroduccd. sworn, ami examined, u|>o:> the part und beliall'of Monroe Edward*, defendant in a certain came, now |>ending in the Court of Oyer nnd Terminer, in and for the Citv ami County of New York, ; wherein the People of trie State of New York, are plaintiff* ; and Monroe Edwards, i* defendant; tiefore Joaeph Ridge way, Thomas Potta ajel Neheiuiah <Harrington, of the town of St. Thoma*, of the Island of St. Thoma*, in the Weft Indief, merchant* ; pursuant to a rule of the *aid court, made on the day of Junuary, one thousand eight hundred and tortv two. CI?Where did you ln?t tee Monror E<1 w ante 1 A?I think in Philadelphia or New York, 1 think in the city first named. 11- When did you la*t *re him ? A ?In the month of August last ; the day not remembered. (J? Where did yon liift become acquainted with him T A?About tvvrlrc or thirteen years ago. (1?When did you lirit become acquainted with him I A?In LauJtville, Kentucky. (J?How did you get acquntote 1 w ith him f A?A* I do with others at hotels. U? If you answ er the fourth direct interrogatory in the affirmative state from whom came the first prop<'?r!l for such arrangement ? A?I rannotsay who made tlio fir*t proportion. H ?Whrro was ?ucli proposal made I A -In Paris, at the American Hotel. (1?When w m it made I A?1 do not ramember. Q? What object had you In makfrg each arrangement ! A?Per the purpose of making money for myself, and advancing Mr. Kilwords' interest. It I. ?j ? i. - ; ueh arrangement ? A N?t particularly engaged at that tlma in any huslne*s. Q?If yon in? you were eng.igcd in any b*iioe*i, liow long had yeu beea engaged in it r A ?I was (Virmerly c ngsged as a planter anil trailer; but at tliatt. me I u na engaged tn no particular business. U-Wben w as it carried on ' A?Ln the pariah of Caddo. Louisiana ; in Yucatan, and various other places. <4? If you aay you wero engaged in no business, atata how lung it waa ainco you had bocu engaged in any business? A?I closed my buaineta alwut the first day of January, Mil. <4- Wlust waa anch buaineia? A?Km a planter and trader. Q?Where waa it carried on I A?My planting interest waa carried on in the parish of Caddo. State of Louisiana : my trading operations in I.nuiaviiie, Kentucky .Santa Ee, Yucatan, sometimes up Rod River, and in many other place*, wherever I thought I could make money. <4?How long had you been engaged in ill A?I think about eighteen years. <4?If you say any arrangement or agrecmentwith Monroe Edwards waa reduced to writing, state who wrote the same? A- Monroe Edwards wrote the contract, (4?When w as it written ? A?I think on the second of August Inst. 14?'Where was it written? in what place and house? A- It was written at the Eutaw Mouse, in Baltimore, in Mr. Edwards1 room, and w itnessed in the bar-room of said nou&e ny mr nar-Kcepcr?. U -Who hai ?ern the ?ame heaidri n*Jit Rdw ardK and jouririn A?I do not know that the article* of agreement have been ?een by other* than the partica to it ami the wIV tieoM. Q?When w ere you lu?t in Philadelphia 1 A?1 think in the month of Augnrt laat. U?By what route did you travel when you left Philadelphia) ^rhrXV'^Tn rout? ''own hy Pittabvrg aad tha * * 7{KT rnumtivn tttwf in 1s4q L WlHl Xi.1 \JI j V Vil J-J x\/j xw a.r^0 Q?Whero were you when the arrangement (if any J wax mude with taiil Kdwards? A?lu Baltimore, at the Eutaw House,w here the articles of agreement were drawn up by Mr. ildward*. Q?How long li:id you been there? A?But a few duys?the tune not remembered. Q?Whore did you reside before going there? A?In Louisiana, but frequently absent, engaged in rty trading operations. Q?if you say, in nnawerto the eighth direct interrogatory, that you ever paid or deposited ? ith tho said Kdwards any money, stuto the several days on which you jsaid or deposited with him such money? A?On the same day that the articles of ngroement were executed, aud on the day of the date of UrtJ receipt. <4?Where did you procure tho some? Give in detail the person or person* fiom whom you retcuved the sumo, with thuir residence and occupation? A?1 am not disposed to answ er this question, as no man has a right to require me to ma!> n manliest of my various transactions. Q?On w hat arconnt wore such money* reoeired by ysu? State fully and in detail I A?1 am not disposed to answer this question. Q?If you say such monej ?or anv of them were received hy yotl in payment of any debt or debts, state full} and in detailthc origin of each debt, the nam*, residence and occupation of the debtor, ami the date of its creation? A?To this question, 1 am not disposed to givo an answer. Q?It /on say s&id moneys or any of them were the proceeds of the sale or exchange of any moneyed securities or other property, state fully and ill dutail from whom you received sifch moneyed securities and other pwsperty, give the name, resi ionce, and oecupatiou of the (unuii or persons from whom you recoived the samo. A?I am not di<p .sed to answer this question. Q?Describe fully and in detail such securities or* other property. A?I have no answer to make to this question. Q?Wheu di.l von receive such securities or otherproperty ? give the dote of the receipt of each. A?I have no answer to make to tlii* question. Q?Whore did you receive the same I tell the place where you received each. A?I "will not answer this question. q?How came the same to be in your possession f A?1 will not answer this question, q?If j on say you were the owner of them, or of any of tlirni, atate fully anil in detail with referenceto each, how you became the ov. ner. A?1 will not answer this question. Q?If ) on say in answer to the eighth direct interrogatory that you ever paid to or deposited with said Monroe Kdward* any moneyed securities, statu fully and in detail us to each from * horn you received such securities, giving the name, residence, and occupation of the person or per sons fioni whom \ ou received the same. A?I will not answer this <|nestion. Q?liow came such securities to bo in your possession? A?I will not answer this question. n -State fully an I in detail lis to each, the day or dayR on which yuu received stich securities. A?1 will not answer this question. . (i?State fully and in detail ns to each, the place or places at which you received surh securities. At?1 will not answer this question. On what account, or lor what purposes did you receive such securities 1 A?I will not answer this ques'km. Q?If you say you received such securities or anv of them in pay men' of any debt or debts, stale fully and in detail the name, residence, and occupation of the debtoi oi 'debtors ii? ing the tame. A?I will not answer this question. (J -Slate, fully and in detail as to each, the origin of such debt or debts. A?I will not answer this question. Q? II you snv such securities or any of theui were re-' ceived by you in exchange for, or ns the procecJt of the sale of any other securities or property, state fully and in detail what u ere such other securities or property. A?I wit 1 not answer this question. <|?Where and when did you get ruch other securities or j imports ' A?1 will not answer this question. tq?From \s homdid you receive the ssmof A?1 will not answer this question. Q?Who owned the same / A?I will uot answer this question. ?If you say you purchase I the moneyed sec unties (if any) by yon paid to, or dejosited with the said Edwards, wi'h what funds did you purehnse the same? A?I will not answer this question, q?How did such funds coma into > our jiossession I A?Bv trading, and by my occupation. Q?Did the said Edwards ever give you any receipts for any moneys or securities delivered to him by you1 if sen,whoa nnd where? A?On the second day of August lust, ut the F.utaw House in Baltimore. H?If in answer to the direct interrogatories, you #nv that you ever agreed to engage in any cn'.erprue or business with the said Edwards, state what capital (if m>y) was to bo invested in such cuternrir.e or business f A ?Each lurreed to nut in flflv thousnnd dollars in Minn..*. o- - - 4 rf J mi'I jirojmrty. ?Who Mas lo furnish *uch capital? State the jKirtiotiR to lie furnished by each party. A?The answer to a previous interrogatory, is the answer to this question. Q?Was any capital over paid in? IT yea, by vvliem and when? A?I paid in my portion, as document B. will show. Q?What business did you and the said Edw ards propose to carry on ? A?Document A. will answer this question. (J?Where did you propose to rarry it 011 / A?Document A. will nnswerthis question. H?How long liil yon propose to carry it on I A?Document A. will aaswer this question. Q?Was, or were any person or persons to he connected with it, besides you and the said Edwards'? If so, give the name, residence, and occupation of such person, or persons. A?No other persons interested, but such as acted as agents or clerks. Q?When were you last in New Orleans ? A?I think in November last. Q?How long did you remain in Mrs. Thillip's boarding house in Philadelphia after the arre-t of the said Edwards? A?I was never in Mrs. Phillips' house. Q?Have you ha I any letter or other communication from the said Edu arils since you left Philadelphia ? A?One at Sisal, ami another at Havana?a copy of each is hereto attached marked C. and D.Q?line not the suid Edwards communicated to you that you would be examined as a witaess for him, under a commission in suits now pending? A?I lmre received no other communications than the two mentioned in my answer to the previous question. Q Has he not informed you what fact* he desired to have sustained by your testimony? A?He ha* not. O?Have vnu not been emnloved hv the seid V,U>, r.U to fell or get exchanged any bank hifli, check* or bill* of exchange 7 If yea?when nnd where, and to what amount? A?Never?never. <}?If you nay you ever paid to or dcj>osited with the *iid K'heard* any money* or monicd aecuritie*, ha.l not *ueh money* and (ecuritie*, or Nome part of the *ame been received liy you either directly or indirectly from the *aid Edward* 7 A?Never received a cent of it trom Mr. Edward*. Q?Had they not or *ome of them ever been in the pox cnninn of the NaiJ Edward* before you hauded them to him I A?No : not a dollar of it. Q?Were not they, or some of them, the proceed* of money, monied ?ecurilie?, or other property once in Hie |>o**cN*ion of the 'aid Edward* 1 A?No : not a dollar of it. Q?How long have you known the *aid Edward* 1 A?Some twelve or thirteen years ego. Q?Has the aaid Edward* ever delivered or can?ed to be delivered to yon any money w ithin the last year I If yea, state fully and in detail, when, where, and what amount* I A?Not a dollar, lo the but of my recollection. H?Kor what purpose did he deliver such money 7 A--Ilo never delivered any. Q?what have you done with the same? A ?Nothing. Q III* the said Edward* ever delivered to you any rtoried necuritlc* wi'hin the last vear7 If yea, *tulu fully ar.d in detail, when, where, nnd what *ccuritie*7 A?lie ha* not. Q?For what purpose did he deliver the **rca to you7 A?None dnljvoreA. Q?What haveyce done with tho same? A ? Nothing. CI?flavo you ever, during the last three year* lwuti enraged in any buiuncs*, enterprise,or undu taking with the scid Edwards I Jfyea, state fully what, when, aud where? irautai uon wuimrr, wnn inc exception "1 TIimi ?reel upon en lb* 'ind of August last, Ht the Kutaw Ifinite. Q?When were you last in New York? A?In the month of August lust. <i? What u as your business w hen lnit there f A?A trip of pleasura. ?Have yon been in New York w ith tliosaid Edwards during the last jreor 7 If yen, at what timet and at what hotel or other house did you atnv ? A I linve not ; but it it pott!hie I may he mistaken ; I think I stopped at the Waverly lloute. It wet in the month of August. Q~ln w hut places have you resided during the hot eighteen month* ? A?I have had no fixed place of reaidenre for the laat eighteen mouth*, having been travelling the greater pert or I he time. Lnatly?Do yon know of any other matter or thing, or can you tay anything that ran tend to the benefit <7 the peoplo iu this cause, beside* what yon havo Mated in y our answer* to the preceding interrogatories'' If j ea, declare tho tame fully and at large nt if you had been particularly interrogated thereto? A ?I nnvc no further answer to make. j. n. wmi i.vo, District Attorney for City and County of New YorkAllowed subject to nil legal esception*. \Vw. M. fcvtar*. Attorney for defendant and of ( oun?el. t (f'orr.) (A.) i Articled of Agreement, mada and enhred into at tho r ity of Baltimore, MA, thla accond day of Angnat, A. I), out , e.ght hundred and forty one (1*41), Between ; Chnrle* K. Johnaon, of Louiaiana, of the one part, and \ Monroe tdwanla, alao of I.ouiilnna, of the other part? ( M'inetaeth : ! YTVre#?, the aaid Charlea F. Johnton and the taid Mon- , roe Edwarda, have thia day entereil into pnrtnerihip, eom incnolng from the signing and aealing of theae article:, and t?? he terminated on the flrat day of Mareh, one thon r PR a sand eight tiundied end torty-arven (l.-d?.) Ou t)i?* I conditions, stipulations, ami lor (In- pur|>o?es herein after mentioned. Tlie cnptul rtock ?f suid pirtnenhip i* tivo hundred thousand dollars, as follows Said Johnson puts into said partnership, in cash I'dly thousand dollars? ($j0,000,)and two hundred and titty rJtO) negro slaves, Creoles, ol, and now in the Island of Martinique. Said slaves, b) mutual agreement, are rated at two hundred dollars (>.100) each, and are accepted into this partnership at fifty thousand dollars ($50,000.) Said Edw ards puts u|Jo said partnership ten and a hall leag'jfs, or fifty thousand aertof land, mure or less, lying and bewiij on the Red, Natchez, Angcline, Sun Jaciuta, and Colorado llivers, Texas, being the same lands purchased by said Edwards of Wm. B. I' G.iines, James W. Robinson. an I Peyton R. Splanr, nnd more particularly describe, i jn the deeds from said (Saim s, Robinson and Splane to saizd Edwards. Raid lands are by mutual agreement rat Oil st two dollars ($1) |?r acre, and are accepted into this partnership at one hundrisl thousand dollars (f 100,000.) The business of said partnership shall be Conducted in the individual name of said Edwards. And it is hereby flirt) jer agreed, that the said Johnson is to pay into the hands of ?aid Edwards, at or before the signing and sealing of these articles, the aforesaid sum of fifty thousand dollars. ($50,000) in gold and silver, or the equivalent in hank notes, the reeeipt of the same hsing hereby acknowledged by mid Edwards. And it is further agreed, that thv said Edwards is to invest the aforesaid sum, or any part thercot at his discretion in tobacco, the same to be* shipped to St. Pierre, Martinique, on or before the tirst day of November next, foe account of said partnership. Said Edwards is to go on*. jn person to St. Pierru, and is there to await the arrival 0f said Johnson. And said Johnson hcrebv obligates himsslf to \ve at St. ? ??,? iii nu wic luf'Hiua ui jttuuury an<i rcorur^y next, 1842, and then anil there to deliver into the j?os jeik?n ol said Edw aril* two hundred and fifty (4JV0) negro slaves, between the a gee of 4ft ee? and twenty five years,t.o licrreoles of Martinique, round and healthy, and free from any blemish whetever. And it i* further agreed.-that the raid rum of fifty thousand dollarr, or the proceed.* of the tobacco purchased with the same, shall ?e inverted in negro rlaver, Creoles of Martinique, young and good subject! ; and those thus purchased, together with t'/ior ,. put into said partnership by raid Johnson, shall be trauaf' rred to Texas, under the direction of mid Ed wards, ami -are to be settled on the lands lmlonging to auid partners "without delay, <ui one or more plantations, at the discretion of said Edwards. Said Edwards shall have the entire cc ntr .il and management ol all tho property belonging to said, partnership during its continuance, he shall linvopowrj- to mortgage or hypothecate, at his discretion, any of th e raid lands or negroes, to create a fund sufficient to m ike ail needful improvement! on said plantations during t ne find y ear of their settlement. But sHid Edwards shnll i l0t fall any of said lands or negroes without Ihewritlenci of taiitJohason said Edwards shall have power to sn\p}.,v ouu or more overseers, gin w rights, and such ot am workmen us may be required to improve and carry o ^ v,,;,! plantations, be shall keep n set of hooka, in which _ i^h,- accounts df sHid partnership shall be kept, he sba J tie vote his entire time and personal attention to the bus .jwesg 0f ^uid partnership, an 1 as n compensatiou for his r devices, he shall be paid thiee thousand dollars per an- Jum out of the thiols of suid partnership, he shall reside permanently on said plunlatations; he rnuv have a dw ,-i>Jliug house erected on said plantations at the expense 0p said partnership, but the same to be furnished ot hi t private charge. Said Edwards shall render an account current, and statement of the affairs of said partnership^ *n the. 1st of March, each year at the City of New Orlc profits to ho divided annually. And it l? further agt that said Edwards may apply to his Individual use 1 y,;. sllm often thousand dolhirs out ol the sa: 1 lilty thousand^,'(o||ar! ja j,,,. p?jj j?t0 hjs bands,upon the express stip' Ration that he. deliver on lied River on the plantations of y.1(i partnership prior to the tint of June next lt)44, a stock # 0f horses, mules, and cattle, equal in value to ten thouH"jt,,i fiollurs. This partnership is to terminate, be settle j. and the property divided in March 1? 17- And it is hr^feby expressly stipulated and agreed by lioth the said contracting parties, and the one with the other, that in che event of a non-compliance with these af Idas ae C'jtdingto the letter and their true intent, and meaning, the party so failing to comply, hereby stipulates to pay to | the othe'r party fifty thousand dollars, which sum is exprcsslv stipulated?adamns* and hot a |enalty. Ami it is further agreed that if any such failure do ocI cur, tho party so failing shall forfeit all his rights under I this contract, and the other party shall he for overallI solved from ail the stipulations herein above written. In testimony whereof we have hereunto set our hands, and sfflxen our seals in duplicate at tho city of Baltimore this day and date first abov e written. Witnesses, C. F. JOHNSON (Seal.) K. M. Eluer. M. EDWARDS (Soal.j D. Millois. (Cort) B. I liereti; acknowledge to have this duy received of Cha.i. F. Johnson,,, the sumof fifty thousand dollnis($j0,000) in trust, in the following manner to w it:? In gold six thousand five hundred dollars, $<l,uOO 00 In New York Bank notes, twentv-two thousand I Ri veil hundred and forty-four dollars, nt par, 13,741 00 In Baltimore llunk notes, fourteen thousand two hundred dollars at 0 per cant discount, equal 13,016 00 | lu Virginia Rank notes, seven thousand mil fifty dollars nt 3 par cent discount, equal 6,938 &0 In silver one dollar and fifty cents 1 ao $60,000 00 Which said sum aliove named I am hereby held, and firmly Imuud, to appropriate in manner and form lis is stipulated and agreed in the contract of copartnership, this duy entered iuto between said (diaries F. Johnson and myself. Done nt Baltimore, Md., this second day of August, one thousand eight hundred and forty-one (1841.) M. EDWARDS. (C.) 1 (Corr.) WavEBLET Ilortr., Nr.w York,) 1 31st Augim, 1911. ) ' Charles F. Joiimsos, Esq. My Valued friend, 1 fortunately met with lsadore yes- 1 terday afternoon, at Philadelphia, nnd as he was in n great 1 hurry to get on to Bath, I concluded to come over thus fur ' with him, and I embraced the only opportunity I shall 1 have in communicating with you until we meet. 1 have closely observed the Tobacco market since wc ' parted, and as yet have come to no definite determination ' in regard to the |>oint at which 1 shall make the purchase. I shall hold oil nt Philadelphia until the 1st October, und if j I Ret no favorable accounts by that time in regard to the siiiisision,of the fever at New Orleans, I shall then proceed ' to charter or load a brig from Baltimore, and will soil in 1 all that month for St. Pierre. If, however, tilings should ' look favorably at New Orleans, I won 1.1 prefer to go there, ! as it would aflbrd me nil opportunity of unv inir a short vi- 1 sit to my friends there, which would of course he. very j gratifying to mc ; however, rest insured, that I have an ' eye single to our joint interest, and 110 consideration of a personal character will induce me to lose sight of that in ti rest for a single moment. From the last quotation* ut New-Orleans compared with the prices quoted hy Delere- ' ny, I see we ?hnll realize a profit of -JO per cent., and if we \ are fortunate enough to succeed in consummating the bar- 1 ter pending with Mr. Pirvil, the Tobacco that will cost us $40,000 here will be worth to us $80,000 in Martinique. " Since you left I have seen u very good friend of mine c from Texas, and have ma le some preliminary 111 range- ' incuts with him calculated to facilitate the removal of our ? people from Galveston to Red River, the arrangements I ' refer to is the procuring of a steam boat to convey the no- j groes from Galveston to the highest navigable point on the ' Sabine or Natchez?this plan will be greatly preferable, " ?the rivers will be up in March and April, ami the steam j boat nrrangement wilt save us the long, tedious, and costly ' land transportation. There is another udvantage desirable ' from this plan, that h.u probably not occurred to you. ' The country about Galveston is very sparingly populated, | and wagou and teams would rort tis very high, if indeed J they could be procured at all; 011 the other hand, eastern ' Texas is very well settled, and such convey ances as w o R want can be procure I cheap nnd abundant. I know the ' country well from Galveston Bay to Red River, and de- ' pettd upon it, it ?ill he no easy matter to move .00 or 1000 '' people from the Bay to the region of Noxeydochcs^ after ' getting that far there will be 110 trouble,the country is open ' and w ell settled, and the roads good from that position of ' the country to Red River. If no misfortune prevents! 1 (latter my selfl shall be snugly domiciliated nt Sassafras 11 Toint by the lint ol May next, and if untiring industry can s accomplish anything, 1 will, in the course ol two or lhr*e " years, show yon one of tbe finest estates iu the South. Th# truliat that I mentioned to ypu contains about 3 800 J ii-riv ar 1 if I get to the Point by the first ol May. I inu-i I " to burn il oil and plant the whole in corn, u:id w itli n good " season I shall hepe to gather at least 1JO.OOO bushels, and ; in li fully expel to make nt lent 3000 bale* oi* notion, J heiMp* carry inp on all needful improvement*. I hope to 1 not thing- in inch a stair that whan you visit inc you will o be disposed to Rive up sour Mexican establishments nltogelhor, r.nd finally settle down on lied River. If any thing r' should onr or to prevent vour coming over to Martinique j;l in perann I want you to he very full and explicit In your 1 inetruet>ne to Mr. Pavil.for you know lie is a very curlotil l>] old lieut Tour true friend, "I h M KD WARDS (Diruclnd.) C1IAIU.E9 F. JOHNSON, Ean. W Sisal, Mcucc. Per A. IitD.'RK. ' ' - ru (fiorv.) fl'-l Cirv f'aitoa, New Vorlr, 4th April, ISIJ. ' < Mi Vuvta Faiaxn:? *' I have received your letter ol the 17th February, and re(fret exceedingly to hear of your illneaa. It would Im- * hi edleaa lor me to enter into the detail* of this unfounded " prosecution aeaiiist me , you know how utterly foundleaa ti hev are. If I were alone, in the world, 1 should care hut *' little lor thia prosecution , hut thepaiu it haa given to ;ny k 'aniily and friend*, and the injurlea that by it have liren " uflicted on you, haa tieen the cauae of more uiihappineaa " o nie than any personal considerations. ai I am sorrv that I conld not meet you at St. Pierre n January, nut aa it was no fault of mino, I trust you w ill ' io* at'ach uuy Mama to ine therefor, and 1 do hone you vili nut enforce against me the damage* I am lialde for, iv the failure of my part to comply with our contract, fuder the belief that son would boat Ht. Pierre or St. Thomas, 1 wrote to you to Imlh of these places 1st Fehruiry. and lent out a commission to take your testimony in ase you should not come on to New York ; unfortunate or mo was your "bort stay in Martinique and still mora o was your illness and detention in Cub". I now ask sou, I'ncle ( hat lea," to do me a favor, and * you have sften told me that ton rcgarJed me with the artoeliou of a irumn- or ?on, I li?|>e you w ill iliaregarrl 11. " un~ni< o come on to this city in |?ir?o?. I know that ycur < ? "0 lagemcr.U in Mexico ore rxtenaiTc and probably imp# - *0 I*#, but if it be in tha t^ounda of poeeibilfet. do for (?v1> H' Kike romo on here in |ni?<iii, yuui per promt r hen- '0 would ?hut the mouth of rani, malice iUi'lf. I lerl at Mired '? if j our health anil engagement# will ?<lmit of it you \ ill I* l?i ljuuj ^-s? JD # Frlcc Two Cents. be here, but in rase any accident should prevent it, 1 have hud n commission rent out to take your testimony. The commission is ?eat to three gentlemen at Havana, the Amorican Consul is one of tliein. But iio comu 10 peisou, for it will not detain j ou long. I havo taken no to contradict the many slander* that are published against mo, for it is my intention to meet them in open court before a jury of my countrymen; all I u>k is la;r stake and 1 sha.l reiute evary lie that the puid and perjuied scoundrels have propagated against me ; I ask no favor ot any nun, and I uifi show my enemies that they have " wliked up the vviong ; e;singer for once.'' It is not lor me tu advise \ ou iu regard to y oar ou u iulerest; y ou best know what steps to take. If you do not come on 1 would bo glad if you will unne* your copy of our contract to your dcjiobilioii, h? vou have been before ndviscd, your funds in my hands wcro attached, and all that was not stolen is, or w us, in the bunds of the Recorder of lliiladelphia ; upw aids of $2000, of the funds 1 had at the tiuioof my arrest has not lieeu accounted for, w hich, together with my diamonds and a large |<ortiou of my wardrobe has, 1 sup|K>?c. been divided uimingst the ftry honest and gentlemanly persons who otticiated at my arrest. Hoping to sec you by the lat of May, 1 riniain as ever, Vour friend, M. EDWARDS. P. S. On arriving here, cull on Wm. 11. Evarts, Esq., 2 liftnover street, and ho will tell you liow youtaiisee rne. wW M. E. (Directed.) CHARLES V- JOHNSOi:, ESQ., Care ofthe United Stales Consul, Havana Tor Hellespont. (Copy.) Consolss r. or s lie Uniteo Btatls or Amkmca, Hav hi. 1, I. 8. Calhoun, Conculof the United States of America, do hereby certify, That at thv request of Mr. Felix Argeuti, 1 requested State*, from what port lie failed, and in what vessel, so ax to trace him lroin home to this plucr. He answered that ht< left Charleston, So. Carolina, about a month ago?Did not rememher the name of the vessel?and had no further answer to make. That no one hail a right to such information?and that he would not give it to any one, lor uny put pose. In testimony whereof, 1 hereunto set my hand und nttix iny seal ol office, at llavunu, this 9th . . day of May, in the year of our Lord, one * J thousand eight hundred and forty-two, and of the Independence of tho Uuited States, the sixty-sixth. I. S. CALHOUNThe next documents read were the following :? Deposition of Lucy H. Phillips. Licv It. Phillips, of Pniladeliihia, spinster, aged twenty and upwards, heiug duly ami publicly sworn pursuant to the. dil ections hereto annexed, anil examined on the part of the defendunt, doth depose and say as follows, viz: My name is Lucy B. Phillips, aged twenty rears arid upwards, residence No. 104 South l-'ront street, Philadelphia, and assist my mother ill the at.airs of the furnily , i do know Monroe Edw ards, the defendant in this cause ; I first became acquainted with him on the 17 th of July, lt*4l, in the house where lie came as u hoarder; Mrs. Sarah Phillips keeps a hoarding house in Philadelphia, No. 164 South Front street; I resided with her at tliu said boarding house; Mrs. Phillips did keep such hoarding house in tho months of July, August, September and October, luit year; I resided with her during those months; Monroe Edwards commenced the seventeenth of July, and boarded with Mrs. Phillips during the summer of last year; he i-ontinuod until the second day of October, at winch time he was arrested; I w as at home during the whole time, w ith the exception of one daj; 1 w ent to Bordentown and returned next day; there are boohs kept by me ol the uames ol the boarders, the cha-gct a gainst them, of their stay, of their time of leaving, and of their return if they come back; this book is under inv chaige; Mr. Ldw ards was, while a boarder, occasionally temporarily absent; he left the first time July 31st, after dinner ; he returned August 3d, after dinner; be left August 10th, alter breakfast, returned August llth alter bn aklatt; lelt August 2lih before dinner, returned August 2Sth alter dinner ; left August 30tli after dinner; returned September 6th before dinner; left September 6th before dinner, returned Sept. 3th before dinner; Oet. 2d, after dinner, ceased boarding. Mr. Edwards lelt his boarding house August 24, before dinner, and returned August 28, alter dinner. Mr. Edit arils was at Mrs. Phillips on the 30th August; 1 saw him un that day in the morning; 1 dined w ith him at the public table, "and I suw Uim after dinner, w hen he left the house, and to the best of my knowledge and belief, the city. Monroe F.dwards was ubseut from Airs. Phillips from Aug. 30 to 6th of September, on which day be returned. I have an entry in my book?it states he returned on the 6th of Sept. A.M. The entry uScpt. 5 A.M., Mr. M. Edwards returned. Mr. Edwards was at Mrs. Phillips' on the 6th of Sept. lust; I suw him on that day. he was here at dinner, I'm confident, and w e dine at half-past oneoii Sundays. On all other days w e dine at two o'clock; I recollect it well because 1 was introduced to his nephew on that day, and ain positive it was Sunday the 6th; my chief reliance is on my book of entries:; there is a particular circumstance by which I recollect that Mr. Edward* was at Mm. Phillips'on the 20th August last; he paid mo Ins bill, aud paid me a bet of a pair of gloves, on which I wrote inside, as is my custom, the day I got them; what is written on the gloves is " L.B.P., liotii Mr. Edwards, August 30, 1841." The rest of the question I've answered in my reply to the preceding interrogatory lam aware of a proposition of innrriag- mude to Mils Caroline Phillips liy Mr. F.dwards at the time it occurred, and from herconimunicuting it to me. 1 know it from referring to the booh ; it was the ilav after or the next Jnv after Mr. I.arose left ainlhe left on the ISth ol August. JS11; the place was the front parlor, No. 101 South Front street. I am aware of a pecuniary settlement in cuuuection with such proposition. The oilier was of n settlement of to cnty thousand dollars at the time of the proposal, verbally in [he t urn of a settlement. 1 became aware oi it on ihu lav it occurred. I know nothing to the advantage of the lei'endant, except that in all his conduct and deportment while in this house he w as correct and gentlemanly, He lover screened himself from public observation?he never o my know ledge denied himself at the door?bo attended lifl'ereut public places, reading rooms, theatres, fcc., at which last I in company w ith others accompanied him. Crotftxamintd?I first became acquainted with Mr. Kdwards the 17th day of July, 1:141. Mr. I.aruse of New Orleans introduced him to me as a boarder. He also intraluced him to Mrs. Philips. 1 answer tliHt Mr. iLdwardi was absent uml returned at particular umes ; from iny iioeks in instances and from memory in some. 1 do not peak from memory alone. I cannot annex the book; it is no large, hut annex a copy in my handwriting, which I .now to iw correct. The entries and memoranda are in ny handwriting, entered at the time of going and returnup, always on tno same day. There hoarded w ith Mrs. 'billies during the whole or pait of the time, Mr. Nichoa? Jolinson, from New Orleans; don't know his business; tlr. Augtistin Larose, a \ oung gcutlcinau ol lortuno from Sew Oneans, Mr. and Mis. Puikins, of North Carolina, dr. Wolff, a German gentleman, and the family we have low, Mr. Wolff, a brother of the lormer gentleman, a nicrhaut here, Mr. Frederick Nin, a Spanish getillenian who s accountant with Messm.Carson andNewbold of this city, dr. Ferdinand rieusaof Bremen, merchont in Front street, ml I believe that's all. Mr. Johnson came June JU, 1-41, used to board Octotier-JO, 1841; Mr. 1.arose e.ime June '23, 811, ceased to lioard ISth August, 1S41; Mr. and Mrs. Terlinscunie August JO, 1841, Ceased to board September 16. 841; the lirst Mr. Wolif came Se|iteinber, 10, 1840, ceased o board the 'JOtli* of same month ; Mr. W. Wolff has ived with us these ten years; he caine November 6, 1S3I, lid is with us yet; Mr. F. Nin came January JO, 1941, and ? dtill with us ; Mr. Prtus* cimu February lb, 1983, and ivea with u? yet. Mr. Johnson was temporarily absrut , lid first departure was August I. ir-ll.A. M.; returned the Mh, T. M., rame month ; left Sept. ft, A. M , and returned he flth, A. M., "Bine month. Mr I.arose lell temporarily ; tin lint absence Jul) rt, und ri turned the7th same month? le went one day and came bark the next ; thenheuent iway the ft'.h of August nnd returned the 7th of August, (Ml. Mr. W. Wolff left for New York the 3 .Id of Sept. HI, and rarar back Oct. id, at night. Mr. and Mra. Tardim, Mr. Nin, Mr. Treuaa, and the elder Mr. Wolff, hiive i?ver been temporarily abet nt. When I've not itnted the iaur at which a party returned, it i? tiecanae not having nterol in my t ook I cannot swear to it. 1 hare had let am Iron Mr' Kdwards since hit arrest last auttiniii ; I canot ant exactly how many, set en or eight ; I have anw ere,I hi? letter* ns often as he has written to me. I have ever received any verbal me taupe from Mr. Edwards nee hla arreit ; I hare hail no communication with Mr. dwarf's respecting iny examination as a witness j Mr. varts. Mr. Dalles, and Mr. Gilpin have each called upon , nnd'|iu stioned us as to the time he boarded with tia, I to hi haliitd, his acrociates, Icc., tin: w here w as in this Dime; Mr. Dallas and Mr. Oilpln tailed offer the time of Is arrest ; Mr. Kvartscallm December C, 1H41, to par Mo balauce due her. luid callrtl about ten dnys ago to know lien v > would he ready to attend to tliia matter. Our >nvertation with these gentleman u na g< ueral, bud had :> pail'cular relerenco or allusion to the testimony which have now given. I have uaver seen the in'terrogairies now proposed, or ony of them, or copies thim before attending before the Commit oners. When he accompanied me we went from falnut street wliarf, and crossed the river in ihelsiat. 1,1 tooL the e?r? nt I '.n.,!.. f,, 11 I??l.....? Sir.. .... irnrdthc next day by ateamer. YYhi n Mr. Edward* left i the 30th of Augur, he mid he wa? going South for hi* rphew. The Q-ltb of August he nut hi* u as going to ew York, and when be returned on the '.xirh of Angu?t, i' ?aid he had hccii to Newbttrgand ftaraiog*. On the xth of September they all ?>nt to New York, .Mr. JohnIn, Mr, Kurd hit nephew, and Mr. Edward*. Mr. Edlards appeared to have uo particular occupation or bn. *?* while boarding with u*. Mr. Edward* (.pent hi* me a* other gentleman of Jeliunt do. In and out during i? dav: I don't know where he'pent hi* time. I never rew "Mr. Edw ard* travel under th* iiamnof Caldwell, I ever heard him ?ay lie had (ravelled Ander the name f Caldw ell; I never heard him -ay he h*M travelled under ay other name than that of Edward*; I never heard blm teak of the nam* of Caldwell; 1 never raw in hi* poaaee* on anv letter* eddrearcd to John P. Caldw ell, or Mr. ahlwell, or J. P.Caldwell; I neier have *eeu In Mr. Kdrard*' po**ewi?u, ?r with hi* property, any letter* kigned >hn P. Caldwell, nor any check.draft*, or other aecutie having the n*o>e of t al.lwell a|>un them. I never ive i-en In hl? |*> v wion or with 111* propertv any letr?*?gned John r.Caldw ell ur J. P. Caldwell. 1 have ver reen in M'. Edward*' po?*ei>ion, or under hi* ntrol among hi* | roperty, or in any way c"nnecte?l jlli him, any hotel hill, card, iniinmatidum, or ..t i ,M. ill upon it. Mr. M a nr<l*^ friend* nut iMociutc* were r. Tov <lrr??, fnJoi Now Orlonn*, Mr Tt.innon, of I.nnlni? a Col I'erry, from Tevti, 1 believe n -Mr. Waldom, J n Mr. , n *p*n'?h ?enl1<rr-in, from Mrxiovi Vr. Ichor. 1 vr heard h,m ?p? ak of a Mr. Wilnre, vho came "eohim, 1 ilun't knnu 'In ir we up''Con , Mr. Entranti ai '< ' nl \Tr?. rhilti) , at C\ iVlln p. i *ril;;tlie lot wiin not intrctin) oi I'imini'hcd while Mr. Mvcardi

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