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FaytffcvUk, Dec. 18, 1826.—4tl 9.
LINCOLN COUNTr. '
Bavid Blalock, ^
va. > Petition fur Divorce,
Nancy Rlalock. )
IT appearing to the satisfaction of the Court,
that Nancy Blalock, the defendant, is not an
inhabitant of this State: It is therefore order
ed by court, that publication be made three
months in ihe Catawba Journal, giving notice
to her, that she make her personal appearance
before the Judge of our Superior Court of Law,
at the next court to be held for the said county
of Lincoln, at the Court-House in Lincolnton,
on the 4th Monday after the 4th Monday of
March next, then and there to answer or de
mur to the said petition; otherwise it will be
taken pro confesso, and heard ex parte, and ad
Witm-ss, Lawfiun Ilmdcrson, Clerk of said
Court, at Lincolnton, the 4th Monday after the
4th Monday of September, A. B. 1826, and in
the 51st year of our Independence.
3m’t ’20.—pr. adv. J4.
POST-OFFICE, CHARLOTTE, >
Jamumj G, 1827. 3
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State oi NoTt\\-i.'aTo\iwa,
M F, C K Li: N n U )* O C O U XTV.
ihxirt of Equity, November Term^ 182G.
Trustees of the Congregation of (iile.id vs. The
• Heirs at Law of William Henderson, decea
sed—Cross bill, to recovcr the Legacy.
IT appearing, to the satisfaction of the court,
that James Henderson,' ^en. James Venable,
James Henderson, son of Archibald, John Hen
derson and his wife Rebecca, defendants in this
wt case, are not inhabitants of this State: It is
^ 7 therefore ordered by court, tlAt publication be
made for six weeks in the Catawba Journal, for
them to be and appear at our next Court of E-
quity, to be held in Charlotte on the 7th Mon
day after the 4th Monday in March next, then
and there to plead, answer or demur, or the
bill will be taken pro confesso, and heard ex
parte, as to them.
Witness, David R. Dunlap, Clerk and Master
of our said Court, at office in Charlotte, this
37th day of November, 18^6,
D. U. DUNLAP, C. M. E.
f)tl9—pr. adv. !f;j 50
('ourI of Egvityy Aoi'emher 7trm, 1826.
•Toseph Wilson cs. George 'I'. Hersty and A. D.
IT appearing, to the satisfaction of the court,
tliat George T. Hersey, one of the dtfcnd-
iints, is not an inhabitant of this State : It is
therefore ordered by court, that publication be
made for six weeks in the Cataw!)a Journal, tliat
unless be appear at our next Court of Kcjuity,
to he held for the county of Meckleni)urg, at
t!'e (’niirt-House in Churlotte, on tlie 7th Mon
day after the 4th Monday in March next, then
.wid there to plead, answer or demur, the bill
v dl be taken pro coul'csso, and heanl ex parte,
Witness, David 11. Dunlap, CUrk and Master
of our said court, at office in Cliarlotte, this 17th
-!uy of November. A. 1). 1826.
1). R. DUNLAP, C. M. E.
♦■■'‘19—pr. adv. !}3 50
V>oy loY Sa\e.
\ ' likely negro boy, of about 14 years
of age, is left for sale with me, very lowl'or
isii. lie is well grown and active, and sold
t^'v no other ca\ise than the want of money.
I iiave also for sale a neat, light second-hand
i'liuv wlieel carriage, Newark niaki-, but little
''•oni. I will sell it low, and n>ake the terms
uit the purcliuacr.
(Mock and Watcli Making-.
The subscriber continues to carry on the a-
bove business, and has made such arrange
ments, that his customers may rely on punctu
ality and despatch. He has for sale,
Gold .'ind Silver Watches,
Gold Chains, Seals and Kej s,
Ear and P'inger Rings,
Breast Pins, Lockets,
Table, Desert, and Tea Spoons,
Mustard and Salt do.
Sugar Tongs, Soup Ladles,
Do. do. with extra Glass,
Do. do. concave for near sights,
And a variety of other articles in the fanry
way, all of which will be sold c,t the most re
rhcstcrville, S. (I. .’an. 6, 18C7.—6\i^v
is* otic e.
As the subscriber intends shortly to move
from this place, he wishes all \\ho are in
debted to him, to make immediate settlement.
Those wlio cannot settle with cash, can have an
opportunity of sejthng by giving their notes, it'
application be made before t!ic next I’eljruary
court. After that, all book accounts will be
placed in the hands of .an officer for collection.
Those who are indebted to the association of
M‘Kenzie &. Caldwell, 7nust make immediate
pavrnent, >.is a further indulgence need not be
expected. DAVID 1'. CAI.DWLLL.
i'harlottc, JamHirxf I-, 1S27.—;ltl5-
WILI. be received on Storage, ntthe Store
Houses adjoining the W AGON YAUD,
Fayetteville, at which latter place safe and
comfortable accommodations can be provided
for Wagoners and their teams.
Persons storing Cotton witli tlie subscriber,
if they desire it, shall be advised weekly of tiie
state of the market, and may depend upon the
earliest information of any material alteration
in prices. JOHN McHAE.
January 4, 1827.—6tl9
Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Novem
ber Term, IS J6.
Wm. E. 'White, i Original Attachment, levied
vs. Cin the hands of Jos, Smith, &,
Wm. Kendrick, j he summoned as Garnishee.
IT is ordered by court, that j)til)lication be
made six weeks in the Catawba Journal, for
the defendant to ap])ear at the next February
term, 1827, to be held for this county, and there
to replevy, otherwise judgment will be entered
ISAAC ALEXANDER, M. C.
6tl9—pr. adv. $2.
~I UST PUHLISIIED, and for sale at this of-
M fice, “ Strirtiu'es on a book, entitled, ‘An
Apology for the IJook of I'salms, l>y (.ilhert
Me Master.’ 'I’o which are added, Remaisk on
a book, [by Alexander (iordon] entitled ‘ The
design and use of the Rook of Psalms.’” Ry
Heni. f UirKK.N Eu, A. >L W ith an Appendix,
by John M. Wilson, p»stor of Rocky River aiul
lOH THE YEAR OK OUR LOUD
Calculated for the Meridian of Raleigh.
I'or sale at this Office.
r viMic EutiiYt a\u iweut.
The subscriber informs his friends and the
public, that he has purchased that well
known estabiishment, lately owned and occupi
ed by Dr. Henderson, and is now prepared to
entertain travellers and others, m ho may please
to call (.n him ; and no exartions will be spared
to render them comfortable, and their stuj ;i-
greeable. His table will be furnished with ev
ery variety which the country affords; his bar
with the best of liquors; and his stables witli
plenty of provender, :»nd careful servants will
be in constant attendance
RUl’.ERT L DINKINS.
ChurlottP, April IB'.'''. •
On the 21st day of Fchriiarv, 1827.
N ORTII-C AROLIX A^
m o w m m
FOK TIIE IIF.NF.FIT OF
THE OXFOnn .iCdLEMr,
To be drnn,n at IL^LEIGH^ on Wednesday.,
the 215/ of February ne.tt.
J. B. \ATES & A. McINTVRE, Managers.
1 Prizes of ^^7,000 is ?7,000
1 5,000 . . . 5,000
1 2,500 . . . 2,500
1 1,500 . . . 1,5L0
1 1,.320 . . . 1,320
1 1,250 . . . 1,250
108 40 . . . 4,.320
108 20 ... 2,160
108 10 . . . 1,080
2,754 5 . . 13,770
3,084 Prizes, ^ 7,980 Ci639,900
4,896 Blanks, ^ '1‘ickcts, (
In this Scheme, composed of 21 Nu; bers by
permutation, producing 7,980 Tickets, and ith
three draw n ballots, tliere will be six prizes
with three of the drawn Numbers on them ; 324
with two on; and 2,754 with one only, of the
drav. n numbers on them.
To detcrniine the prizes, the 21 Nos. from 1
to 21, inclusive, will be placed in a wheel on
the day of drawing, and three of them be drawn
out, and that ticket having on it, for its permu
tation numbers, the three numbers drawn from
the wheel, in the order in which drawn, will be
entitled to the prize of J7,000
And those fiv e other tickets having the san'e
numi;ers on them in the following orders, shall
be entitled to the prizes affixed to them respec
tively, viz :
'I hc 1 St, 3d, and 2d, to ...... $5,000
2d, 1st, .md 3d, to 2,500
2d, 3d, and 1st, to 1,500
Sil, 1st, and 2d, to 1,320
3d, 2d, and 1st, to 1,250
Those 108 tickets, having two of the drawn
nunibors on them, and those two the lirst and
s (ond in either older, ^vill each be entitled to
a prize of J.i-O
'l liose 103 tickets having two of the drawn
tninibers on them, and those two *he sccond
and third in either order, will each be entitled
to a pi-ize of ;«,20
All others with two of the drawn numbers on
them, being 1U8, will each be entitled to h prize
And those 2,751 tickets, havmg one only of
the drawn numbers on them, will be entitle’d to
a prize of
No ticket which shall have drawn a pri/c of u
suijerior denominaiion cun be entitled to an in
Prizes payable forty ilays after the drawing,
•'.nd su!)ject to the uaiud deduction of fifteen
Tickels and Shnres in the above Lot-
tery for sale at this Office. Pre.tcnt price of
Tirkef.'i S6 ; IIalve.t S3 ; Quarters 81 50.
This bout has been pun h sed to ply be
tween Cheraw and Georgetown: tlei boat
is in complete* order, l;a\ing l.»',ely undergone
a thorotigh repair~sbe is well cidculated f'>r the
navigation of tbeViver, as she only ilraus ahotit
three and a half feet wafer, wi'.li a cargo equal
to four hundred bales of cotton—the agents ut
Cheraw pledge themselves, llmt every attention
shall be paid to shipments by-this bout, and that
all cottons inti nded to be shi|)])cd by her, shall
be taken in charge and securely placed under
good sheds or warehouses, fiee of storage, and
for all goods receiveil and put in store, a mode
rate storage w ill lie charged From the cer
tainty of this boat being able to run at all times
and seasons, country merchants will find it to
their interest to order their shipments and con-
siginaents through this place. Mr. Ileiuy W .
Conner, of Charlestt'o, will be agent for the
boat at that plaee, an(l will t;ike charge of any
and all conslgnnn ills to go li\ tills boat, (as it
i proljable she m ill soinetiiUL-s go direct to
Charleston.) Mr. Fraiieis King, ati experienced
and well (iiiulifleil agi iit al (i’ tn-gelown, will at
tend to all consignnu nts, both from Gher.aw
andCharle^ton, and forward them to either place
without (K la}-. Our cliurges w ill be cvistoniary
and re: S'ln ible, ami we lioj.e to merit pulillc
patronage. t he agents have huge and dm-
modions uurehouses, ami will seeu;e every and
any goods or cottons, forwtovl the fornu r and
ship the latter, with every possibb des|)atch.
Money or goods advanced on cottons wishe»l to
be shipped, J. & J. H. TOW NES.
Cheraw, Jan. 24, 1827.—It JO
llovisfc oi* Eutevtavmweivt,
VND Stage House, at tlie sign of the Eagle,
in Charlotte, Nortli-Carolina, by
ROMr.lH' W .\'l'SON-
\a\vu\Mft \iav\A & .Vegvuija
The subscriber will sell, at Public Sale,
on 'i ue.sday, the Cth day of Mare’i next,
322 acres of very vahnible Land, and three
likely young Negroes--one boy 19 years of age,
and two girls, one 19 years of age, with a child
of 10 months oldf the other girl is 14 years of
age, all likely and of good families. I’iie land
lies 10 miles east of Charlotte, on Reedy (jreek,
and one or two miles above W elch's Mill. 'J'be
ground is of excellent (piality, either for tin
production of corn or cotton; is well x'alered
as to springs, V. ith good and convenient build
ings on the j)remlses, and fifty or sixty acres of
land under cultivation. 'I'here Is an excellent
seat for a Saw Mill or Grist .Mill, on a good,
strong and standing^stream.
_’rin: p:iyments are to be made as follows:
first, tlu‘ payment for the negroes is to be made
against the first day of January next ; b«)nTs
witli good security will be required. Tin land
will be made Into two payments, viz: one half
payable on the first day of .hinuary next, aiul llu'
remaining half on the first day of Janii'ry, 1H^9,
bearing interest from .lanuary, 1828. Sale to
be on the premises. Any person wishing to
purelnise, would do well to come and view' the
property ])revious to the d.iy.(if sale ; and any
one wishing to do so, w ill apply to the subscri
ber, living two miles al)o\e tiie jiremises on the
same creek, i will als.i sell I'or casli, on the
same day, 300 biishel'> of corn and some stock,
consisting »if horses and cattle. Sale to coni-
mcnce :it 12 o’clock.
March 3, 1S27.—."tl‘.>
Ry orilert)f l):ivi(l Shrock, Escp Judge of the
Court of Ordinary for Kershaw District,
w ill be sold at the residence of the subscriber,
(Camden) 40 or more
LIKF.LY SLA VKS.
.\mong them are excellent wagoners, boat hands
and a superior Patroon, now hired at twenty-
five dollars pe r month. Also, at the plantation,
one mile from (Janiden, several Horses, Mules,
Hogs, Sheep anl Cattle, and a quantity of Corn,
Fodder, l*eas. Sic. Sales to begin on the 15th
' Kebru;iry instant, and continue until the prop
erty is sold.
I On the 26th instant, and on each succeeding
I day, (if necessary,) will oe sold at tlie (Jatuwba
j Plantation, Lancaster district,
30 or more Likely Slaves,
100 head oi* Hogs,
12 J lor.ses and Mules,
2,000 hiishels of Corn,
50.(X)0 llis. of Fodder,
4,(K)0 lbs. of Pickled Pork,
1 lot l^hu‘ksiiiiih\s To()!.>:,
and a variety ofartlchs loo tedious to metion.
At the same time, w III be sold, the lust named
containing 1232 acres, more or less, situated on
the ast side of the Jjatawba ri\i r. On this
trad is a dwelling-house, gin-h(use, an excel-
h;nt barn, stables, cribs, and negro houses.
AN A1)J01N1N(; THACT,
containing the same number of acres, more or
• filofhrr Traci., c()niainiti"!)'.\2
more or less, well know n l>y the name of Kings-
j bottom. These hnds are leased from the (Ja-
tiiwba Indians, for the term ' f 99years, and arc
I generally acknowledged \o be as valuable as
any lands on said river. Persons disposed to
I jjurchase, are requested to ride over the preni-
j ises and examine them criticallv.
I —Land and Negroes will be sold on h
credit of one, two, and tliree }e;irs, with annual
inti rest from the day of sale—purehivers giving
bond ])a\able in tliree eriual instalments, with
a])pro\ed security and mortg:ige if re()uired.
Tiie other property will be sold on a credit of
IJ months, with interest from ti.e d;iy of sale—
good security rerjuireil--:ill sums under five
dollars, Cush. J.AMES C. DOIlV,
,i](liriiiii,'^trat»r tf Juhn l)nby, dcccnsi'd.
Feb. 2, 1827.—3tI9
All persons indebted to the (■sl;ite of ,f
r. Lets, deteas(vl. ejtiier In- nolc ■!■
account, are reque.^ted t.) coni’e fi.r.v .i;.
Fel)ruary court, and settle the ^aul( ; .u.
those having cl.iinis ;i;;airst s:vid • ,
present them bv that t.UK lor >.rtl!■ u. n:.
JAMI.S M'( fl.I.OC.'l, / ,.
AMI.L'A'l Lid.S, V'' '
Feb. 1, 18.7.-2tlHf
I or_sa!c, a*. ♦Ij'v J Jc,;; :ra!.
ril!I F, subscriber intbrms his friends ami the
J. public generally, thi.t he ha., received a
large and gen( val assortment of
wli'cli he V.!!l M !1 lit rcflneei! prices for c:ish or
eniiiitry prf'diu i', iii'l will advance e;ish on cct-
(mii to 1).; 1 •,(, (;ii r!i sLiin. '1 here is
/0 ti.e I’ee 1;> i nvi f, b(i;i'is w i II c il.uilated t(.
.nil at ..II. V, ....I ,, ,,i.| 1,1) doubt Inii prodtice
e."i I), l.ii-w i',.i :i '■ tune vitho it delay,
■iiii! J; v!oi1n nr.l' I .'d (111 diroiij'li th ■..|)!:e'C, r:ii!
' Id' i,;t'i^ ill ,|j itlii.i t ii'Iii' ult^., :ti;d lorw arded
I ’In (yUliii'. • lloliiil alij one be di-posed to
'liiji gouJs i(. me ill tills |)l:u-;-, ! v.i'! expect
l«; I;.- |/!.v(.cd i;.;, iialn's to Jiay the
I Wll.l.I.VV. J. AVII.SON.
I ;hf raw, .l.in. lu ;7.—Jtl'J
I Mri/!T '1'uk‘T.s’ \V;irr:ints,
} *! K ,J:, u ' j;- C!i;
JVcdn^'sday^ Jan. 24.—The bill to a-
mend the laws relative to the sales of lands
and slaves, by Slierifls and other officers,
was read the second and third time, and
passed without debate.
The bill allo'.viiii^ compensation to
Coroner.s, iti certain cases, was taken up.
[ Provides that coroners shall be allowed
810 for decently buryinfj all persons o-
ver whom a Jury oflnquest may sit, where
the friends of the individual, if a whitt;
man, or the owner, if a slave, refuses ti*
have it done.] This bill passed its sc
cond and third reading- without debate,
and was ordered to be engrossed.
Thursday., Jan. 25.—The following bills
were presented, viz.
Hy Mr. M’Dowell, a bill to amend an
ac.i passed in 1825, to prevent person.>j
>vho have been or who may l)e appointed
uinmissioners on the part of the State
(oi- any purpose, from becoming contrac-
tors, liy Mr. Alexander, a bill to amend
an act passed in 1818, concerning the.
Supreme Court. [Requires persons who
.ijjucal from the Court below to give ad-
ditionaL security.] By Mr. M’K.ay, a
bill to compel children who have the a-
:>ility, to support their poor parents—
which were read the first time.
The bill llnnting the time, in which
actions shall be brought on judgments,
bonds and other sealed instruments and
on the equity of redemption on mortga-
^es. was read the second time. Thft
i)ill limits the time to ten years, instead
of twenty, the period recognized by the
Messrs. M’Kay and Pickett-advocateiJ.
the bill on the ground that there was ni>
essential difference between an unsealed
note and one which through accident
might have a circular scratch attached
to it. Under the existing laws, actions
on notes without a seal are barred in ihrec
years—but with a real they may run 2t>
years. This principle derived from thR
common law, obtained in England, an
they contended, at a period when but fe^\’•
persons could write, and consequentiy
seals were necessary to identity the in
strument. In England nothing is con
sidered a sealed paper unless impressed
with wax or a wafer; in this country a
mere scratch is held to be a seal, irj the
making of which no greater deliberation
was exercised by the signer, than in wri
ting his name. They insisted that great
losses & in conveniences to the coinmuni*
ty resuled from this want of limitation,
and it would be good policy to reduco
tl'.e time in which action should be
brought. It wouldjhave a tendency to
diminish credit and prevent iniposition.
Under the present system a man may
have given his bond for a large sum, and
the creditor not being bound to bring an
action for 20 years, sufiers it to run on,
that the interest may accumulate; no one,
perhaps, knows of this bond and the ma
ker of it supposed to own considerable
properly may go on and contract debts
and finally defraud his creditors. Se
curities nr.ay also suffer, by being called
on to pay a bond, which they believed the
principal had discharged ten years be
fore. The reason why twenty years werii
fixed on by the Common law, was that
the rate of interest in England is 5 per
cent, and in that period, the interest just
etjuals the principal; but here where the
rate of interest is r> per cent, it will ecjual
the principal in I 6 2-:> years. Several ca
ses were adduced to illustrate the evil at
tending the present limitation, as regard-
Judgments and the e^juity of redemption
Mr. Croom opposed tlic bill becausf'.
it was an innovation on the common lav,
ihe wisdom and excellence of which had
been tested by experience of seven o;-
eight centuries. I'rom his own rellec-
tions on the subject and from the obser
vations of gentlemen of great attainments,
he believed that our system of law wa-s
better lifty years ago, than it is now,
with the exception perhaps of the laws
al)olishing pritTioi'eiiilurc and regulatinj;
entails. Tljcre was, he contemled, a dif-
IVrence as made by tlie common law, b*’-
iween sealed and unsealed instrument!-.
W’henever a seal was made, it was a d:-
liljerate act whicii retjured another exer
cise of the mind. The present limita
tions of actions on the bonds, See. hac?'
been fully tested in I'ngland, and he had
never hi ai d of any complaint on the score
d’its li!ipf)licy. 'i’he friends of the bill
had ci.niended that securities might be
ii'ju.-ed, but it was a wrong princij)le to •
ies^islate for the ignorance or indolence
oi murikiml. No man is supposed to be
ignorr.nt of the law, and if persons will
act a'j securities and do not look out for
theinseUfs, t!>p legislature would not act
wisely in intei iering to scrten them froQi
'I'here was ati essential difference be
tween tlic str/.ute of limitatbus and tlic