New York Times, “Northern Mexico,” September 6, 1859

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"Northern Mexico," New York Times, September 6, 1859, p. 1: 4.
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New York Times
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Northern Mexico
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Zak Rosenberg
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The following text is presented here in complete form, as it originally appeared in print. Spelling and typographical errors have been preserved as in the original.

Northern Mexico.

MILITARY MOVEMENTS-PRIESTS WANTED-NEW LAW OF MARRIAGE, &C., &C.

By an arrival of New Orleans, of which telegraphic advices have already been received, we have dates from the Rio Grande to Aug. 11.

The news is unimportant.

Gen. MIGUEL BLANCO left Monterey [Monterrey] on the 2d of July for the interior, with 450 riflemen, well mounted and armed, most of them with six shooters.

Also left for the seat of wax, on the 2d inst., Chief of Division GUERRA, with a battery and munitions, guarded by a company of riflemen. How many pieces were in the battery is not stated.

The official paper of Zacatecas says that in consideration of the Anti-Catholic conduct of D. PEDRO ESPINOSA. Bishop of Guadalajara, the Governor has instructed the Commissioners to the United States to bring with them Catholic priests of the country who can perform their duties without meddling with politics. This is only in case the curates now in town abandon their posts, as the Bishop has commanded; for the Government, Christian above all things, can never permit the people whom it governs to need spiritual aid.

In reference to this last difficulty a Zacatecas letter of July 16 says:

"We have nothing new-all is tranquil. The departure of the priests has caused neither heat nor cold; nearly everybody goes to mass at Guadalupe- [here the priests, we suppose, remained.] All that the clergy have done is to cause the people to love the little of the understood religion which they were thought to have."

GEn. VIDAURRI has ordered a scientific examination of the mountain of San Geronimo, in the State of New-Leon.

The State of Zacatecas has decreed, in imitation of the Federal Government, that civil marriages performed by the political chiefs of partidos, or presidents of municipalities (answering to our chief justices of counties and mayors of cities,) shall henceforth be considered valid.

In the same State, a considerable sum of money has been appropriate to the support of the clergy, who are forbid to charge for baptism, marriages and other similar offices.

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