GEN. F. E. PINTO DEAD. Only Surviving Officer of the First New York Who Served in Mexico. Gen. Francis E. Pinto, who was the only surviving commissioned officer of the First Regiment, New York Volun- teers, which served with distinction in the Mexican War, died yesterday at his home, 105 State Street, Brooklyn, in his eighty- third year. He had been in failing health for some time. Gen. Pinto was in business at 136 Lib- erty Street. In recent years he had not taken a very active part in the concern of which he was the head, the business being carried on by his sons, one of whom is President and Director of sev- eral mining companies with offices at 35 Wall Street. A close friend of Capt. Mayne Reid dur- ing the lifetime of the famous writer of romance, Gen. Pinto was something of a writer himself. He compiled a book of memoirs of the Mexican war. He was one of the party which pursued Santa Anna in advance of the whole United States Army from Cerro Gordo. Gen. Pinto, while in Chalco, with the army, also overheard the angry words between Gens. Worth and Scott over the supposed disobedience of Worth to an or- der issued by Scott. Gen. Pinto was with the storming party which placed the first flag--which hap- pened to be the flag of the City of New York--on the walls of Chapultepec. He entered the army as a Second Lieutenant in the New York Volunteers. He was brevetted a Captain, and later, when he raised a regiment for service in the civil war, he was made a Brigadier General. He was a member of the Sons of the Revolution and of the Military Order of Foreign Wars.