12 JANUARY 1839, Page 2

On the 28th of November, after a cannonade of' four

hours and the loss of six men, the French Admiral commanding the squadron on the Mexican coast, off Vera Cruz, captured the fortress of St. Juan de 'non, once called impregnable. It is suspected that French gold was more effectual than the besiegers' cannon. The., capitulation was signed on board of the French Admiral's ship.