New York Times, "Important From Mexico," October 13, 1858

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    "Important from Mexico," New York Times, October 13, 1858, p. 5.
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    A Battle Between Viduarri and Miramon.

    Forced Contributions from Foreigners at Tampico, &c.

    CHARLESTON. Tuesday, Oct. 12.

    The steamship Isabel has arrived at this port from Havana.

    The steamer Solent had arrived at that port from Vera Cruz on the 3d inst., at noon. A courier arrived there at 7 o'clock that morning, from the City of Mexico, stating that General VIDAURRI had been beaten by General MIRAMON, near San Luis, and that the latter captured a thousand prisoners and several pieces of artillery.

    At 8 o'clock the same morning, another courier arrived at Vera Cruz, stating that VIDAURRI had defeated MIRAMON, and that the latter had blown out his brains in despair.

    The Solent also brought news from Tampico.

    Governor GARZA had levied a contribution on all foreigners to the amount of $100,000. On failing to raise the same, he imprisoned a number of Spanish and American citizens for 38 hours, allowing them nothing to eat or drink.

    They were finally released on a promise to raise the amount, and a number fled to the steamer Solent. The Spanish Consul took refuge on board a Spanish vessel-of-war off Tampico, while his family went on board the Solent, and were landed at Havana.

    Important dispatches are on their way to Washington, from the Spanish Consul and the American Minister, from the Spanish Consul and the American Ministerr, who will sail from Vera Cruz on the 18th, per sloop-of-war Plymouth, for the United States.

    Colonel TALCOTT and Messrs. MYERS and GRAY, of the Corps of Engineers, were passengers on the Solent, and embarked on the Isabel on the 10th, for Charleston.

    On the way from the City of Mexico the diligence was attacked by robbers; three of them were shot dread by the diligence party, who escaped uninjured.

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