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About Oregon free press. (Oregon City [Or.]) 1848-1848 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 4, 1848)
30li of last August. The subjoined communication
iuas written Tor this paper, by the deceased, shortly
before bis dealb and speaks the interest be took in Hie
prosperity of bis county
Mr. Editor I enjoyed the highest satisfaction a
short lime since in passing through Lewis county and
viewing the assiduity of the citizens in gathering in
the returns of the harvest setting aside the disap
pointment 1 was subject to with respect to the rich
composition of the soil of the country. Much has
been said relative to this part of Oregon, by design
ing and ignorant people probably, iuilb the intent of
suppressing its importance. Notu sir, from person
al observation, I am confident that no part of Oregon
territory when under a proper stale or agriculture
uould afTord the bnsbandman more ample returns
than Leuis county or the whole of the Pugct Sound
country generally. The prairies being formed by a
rich sand competent of retaining a large amount of
moisture during the dry season, thereby imparting to
vegelalion support sufficient to uilhsland the influence
of caloric during the summer months. Thetimbei land
being composed on Ihe surface by dead vegitation and
beneath of a strong adhesive white clay. That the
land will ultimately afford the most encouragement
for agriculture is without doubt. The wheat crops
are from 23 to 30 bushels to the acre generally. Oth
er crops in the same proportion.
Yours with much respect. A TRAVELER.
The Immigration. We have been informed from re
liable so.irccs, that 300 wagons are on their way
from the United States to this territory. We learn
also that the emigration from Oregon, overland to
this territory, will this year amount to between 1000
and l!800 persons. (Californian.
The 1000 you have already, the remaining odd 800
you can have in the Spring that is, provided Oregon
is not in the same "fix" by that time.
Items ok News. The Washington correspondent of
the New York Journal ot Commerce, says : It is pro
vided by an existing law that the President upon the
conclusion of a treaty, shall designate one major gen
eral who shall go out of the army, and two briga
dier generals. Tho House passed a bill repealing
this proviso. Mr. Benton has reported this bill with
an amendment, suspending the proviso till the 4th
of March, so as to relieve Mr. Polk of the duly, lie
proposes to provide also, that no vacancy shall be
filled in the mean time. Either Gen. Scott or Gen.
Taylor must therefore bo designated on the 4lh of
March, by the president inaugurated on that dav, to
go out of the army. Gen. Taylor has expected tub
laru would take effect within a week or two of this
time, and I learn that he has taken his measures to
meet the emergency in a manner consistent with
tho generosity of bis character. He has, it is said,
addressed a letter to the President, which will be print
ed at a proper time, resigning bis own commission
in the array, in behalf of the continuance of Gen.
Scott at the head of tho army. This course was
determined upon by Gen. Taylor beforo bis nomi
nation by the Philadelphia convention.
Tho Washington correspondent of the Baltimore
Sun writes that Brig. General Gushing has tendered
tho resignation of his commission in tho army. Nei
ther his nomination, nor that of Major Generals Quit
man and Pillow, have ever been sent into the Sen'
ale. Their commissions expire by virtue of law on
the conclusion and proclamation of peace.
DIED At Vancouver, onthe25lh ult, Thomas Arch
ibald, son or W'm C. Mc. Kay, of inHamation in the
stomach, aged seven months.
PER ' Eveline" arid "Sabine," and for sale, in
addition to their forrinr stock, at
coucn & cRosnrs.
OREGON CITY and PORTLAND,
the following irooils viz I'ink and fancy prints, flaunol, fancy drills,
c xley chucks, ticking, shirting stripe, kremlin3, 3-4 tfc 4-4 bro.
co. 'on, bro drilling, cashmoretts, linnen drill, long cloth, cotton
carpat, cotton umrncll i-j. foolscap and letter paper, ink, quills, oil
stone, crockery to gia-s wire, c-istors. looki vjr a ita0s, dutch ovena
& cov -rs, suicc-pans, coat & vest buttons, lia r buwhtM, razor strops,
braces, boots Sc shoes, dres:ing cases, tea-ciddies, cigar boxes,
green iSc black tn i, ra.sins, ti5', cotfe, xajnr, salaratu, pepper, tc
bacco, sperm fc whale oil, tar, chalk, spurm candles, wash-tubs,
wornle 1 bnckts. basket, girden hoes, axes, nails, uull-sawg, &.c.
to be sold low for cajh or produce.
FOR SJX FRJXCISCO, California, with
despatch. The new, A 1, coppered and copper fastened Brig
SABI.NE. iN'ith'l Crosby Jr. ma?ter. For passage only, having su
perior accommodations, apply to COUCH fc CROSBY'S, at this
city and Portland.
PPER, sole and harness leather, in lots to suit
buyers, for sale at PorUandbv
F. W. PETTYGROVE and Co.
BEEF, PORK, SALMON and BREAD for sale low
for cash, by VV. F. GOODE.
Oregon City Oct. 13 '48. (tf)
"VTew GOODS at Kilborn, Lawton and Co.'s Just
i-f received per Henry the following goods :
Bro. sheetins, do. shirting, do. drilling bed ticks,
ribands: bl'k, green and gun powder
tea: coffee: sugar: pepper:
glass: nails: lead: smo
king tobacco: etc. etc.
All of which will be sold low for cash or produce.
Oregon City, Sept. 1, '48. S2s.
F. VV. PETTYGROVE and Co.
On eg on City, Portland, and Champoeg.
8EEP constantly on band the usual variety of gro
i. cerics, dry goods, hardware,and other mercban
piseand deal extensively in Oregon produce.
FRANCIS W. PETTYGROVE,
A. E. WILSON,
July, 15, '48. 15s. david m'lougulin.
FOR sale at the New Store on Main St., the cargo of
Brig Eveline consisting of a large and extensive
Dry Goods, Hardware, Crockery, Groceries,
Agricultural Implements, Boots and Shoes,
Stoves, Fire-arms, Paints, Iron, and
Tho aqpve articles are of superior qualitv, and will
bo sold low by (3s.) H. CLARK.