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SATURDAY, FEB. 4, 1837.
We are again indebted to the
Hon. R. Strange of the Senate
and the Hon. E. I'ettigrevv and
J. A. Bvnum. of the House of
Representatives, for several im
portant public documents. We
have also received, from the Hon.
K. Pettigrew, the following letter,
declining being a candidate for
re-election in this Congressional
Washington City, Jan. 1G, 1SS7.
Dkaii Sin: Before iny arrival
at this place, had made up my
mind to decline being a candidate
for a re-election to Congress; but,
at the suggestion of some of my
friends, I was partly induced not
to make that determination public
until the fourth of Match.
The time, however, is fast ap
proaching when it should be
known, that the citizens of the dis
trict may have an opportunity to
make such a selection as may be
agreeable to their wishes.
it may bedesirable that I should
give some of the reasons for my
determination; and they are these:
the confinement to the Huse, the
coldness of the climate, and the
manner of living; all of which are
extremely prejudicial to my health;
so much so, that I think it very
doubtful whether I can endure
the fatigue and exposure of anoth
er canvass, together (if elected)
with the confinement of the two
sessions of Congress that would
necessarily follow. !n fact, at
my time of life, and with my hab
its, nothing is so desirable as re
tirement from the bustle of the
world, and the Held of political
I cannot conclude this letter
without expressing my deepest re
gret at not being able to comply
with the solicitations and wishes
of my friends, and without ten
dering to them, and the citizens ol
the district in general, my ac
knowledgments and sincere thanks
for their kind ami hospitable de
portment towards me whilst can
vassing, and the honor which they
conferred on me in the election. It
will ever be remembered by me with I
the warmest feelings of gratitude
and respect; and 1 assure them
that it has been my anxious desire
to promote the interest of my dis
trict and my country. When I
have been called on to vote or to
act, it has been with a single eye
to their welfare, without regard to
party opinions or prejudices.
The only, effectual corrective
to the mad ambition and selfish
views of those who exercise either
the Executive or Legislative pow
er of a popular Government, is to ; tis year h lhe ealmg ,inej ow
be found in the intelligence and lo lhe .umJsua! high prices of pro
ytrtue ofthe people themselves:, visions. Pork is now selling at
let them have light and know the nine cenls per pound Corn at
truth, Mtl their own. interest! $ l)50 per bushel, with a fai r pros
vvill point to the remedy. U hen j of ils lwo doUars be
x reueci now u,e.r iiuuen prejuui-
ces are used by oroffigate men as
political meruianu.se as a lund
I I 1 "
u ,,., luir-iui, i teei a u.s- These prices cannot be maintain
gust and indignation which I want . ed U)uch onger far if lhey (J lhe
language to express. I South West mutt he im.viis.iilv
iiu actitiiwcuia ui cmcgui anu
- I am your obedient servant,
A bill has been reported in the
Senate, and is now before that
body, lo provide for supplying,
as far as practicable, the loss of
the records of patents, and of the
valnable models of inventions,
burnt in the late conflagration of
that office. It proposes, among
other things, the expenditure of a
sum, not to exceed a hundred
thousand dollars, lo defray the
expense of replacing the models,
under the direction of Commis
sioners, to be appointed for the
purpose; this expense, and other
expenses under the act, to be de
frayed out of the surplus revenue.
of the" Patent" Office in former
years, which is to be set apart, and
to constitute a fund for that pur
pose. The House of Representatives,
on the 24th ult. resumed the con
sideration of Jhe bill from the
Senate for the admission of the
Slate oHlichigan into the Union;
and the discussion of this bill oc
cupied the House until a late hour.
In the end, the Previous question
was resorted to, and the question
taken on ordering the bill to a
third reading, and decided in the
affirmative. The bill was imme
diately read a third lime, and pas
sed. The bill having received
the signature of the President, has
become a law, and Michigan is
now one of the United States.
A Resolution, offered by Mr.
Hawes, providing that all memo
rials, &:. on the subject of the
abolition of slavery, should be
laid on the table, without being
ppfHned or nrinted. and that no
further action should be had there
on, was adopted (debate having
been cut off by the previous ques
tion,) by the following vote: Yeas
129, Nays G9.
Jlids to the Governor. The
following gentlemen have been
appointed Aids to Governor Dud
ley, with the rank of Colonel, viz:
James W. Bryan, of Carteret,
James A. King, of Iredell, Dr.
John Hill, of Wilmington, and
John L. Henderson, of Granville.
Superior Courts. The Judges
have made the following allot
ment ofthe Circuits for the Spring
Term, 1837 lo wit:
ttDr. Thomas N. Cameron,
of FayetteviUe has been appoin
ted Collector of the port of Wil
mington in this Stale, in place of
Gen. James Owen, whose term
has expired. Ral. Standard.
f-Col. John H. Wheeler, of
Hertford Co. has been appoiuted
by the President, by and with the
advice of the Senate, Director of
the Branch Miut ai Charlotte.. ib.
(?"S'-inta Anna, and his Secre
tary Almonte, left the city of
Washington on the 26th tilt, for
Norfolk. They were to embark
in the Pioneer for Vera Cruz
The report that Santa Anna had
been outlawed by the authorities
of Mexico, we suppose is incor
rect. ib. '
Editor's Correspondence. Ex-
tract of a letter dated Perry Coun
ty, Ala. January I7ih, 1837.
"We of South Alabama, are
likelv to rpr rnther hnrrl limps
fore june. FiouP al aboiit eirrh-
teen dollars per barrel; and Salt
,yom seven to len dolars per sack
i ... Iiai i
People seem to be near
mad with almost every thing, and
if the price of Cotton should un
fortunately go down, before South
ern planters can payoff the debts
they have contracted for land, ne
groes, Sic, thousands must be ru
ined, for ihere is not money
enough in the State, to free our
citizens from incumbrances. You
can form no idea how peoDle in
this country go in debt, and at
present prices of real and personal
property, it is folly to suppose
that things can long exist as they
are. Notwithstanding this, it is
really surprising to see with what
recklessness people go in debt, for
any, and almost every thing they
want, so they can obtain credit, it
is all they wish for; but, pay-day
must, and will come, and then be
gins the tug of war. ib.
Glorious jYewsY!e received
last Sundav evening by the Stea
mer Henrietta, in a slip from the
Post-master at FayetteviUe, the
heart-cheering intelligence of the
final passage by the Legislature
of the Bill pledging the State to
take 2-5ths of the Stock in the
Wilmington and Raleigh, Fay
etteviUe and Western, and Beau
fort and FayetteviUe Rail Roads,
and increasing the capital of the
Bank of Cape Fear to $ 1 ,500,000
an amount equal to that of the
Bank of the State. Joyful news!
Atu most trladlv was it received
by us! Wilmington Jldv.
Wilmington and Raleigh Rail
Road. The public may not be
aware, that of the 2000 shares for
which books were opened by au
thority of the General Meeting of
Stockholders in March last, less
than 1000 remain to be subscribed
for. Would it not be well for
those who are disposed to make a
profitable investment of their mo
ney, to come forward at once and !
secure the stock? Possibiy the!
present Stockholders, at their nexti
meetiug, may deque 10 monopo
lize, and close the books. ib.
C7Oti Tuesday last, a Coro
ner's inquest was convened, to
view the body of Ja's Williams,
formerly a sailmaker of this place,
which was found drowned in Trent
river, opposite to the town, on the
morning of that day. Williams
had been missing for five or six
weeks, and no one conjectured his
fate till his remains were found.
He was a man of intemperate ha
bits, and it is believed tiiat these
were the cause of his death.
CTThe Editors ofthe Greens
borough Patriot and the Carolina
Beacon have wisely connected i
their establishments, and agreed
to publish, conjointly, a new pa-
per. The Southern Telescope. J
The first number ofthe Telescopes
is indicative ofa useful paper. to.
(fc7Genera! Scott has, as we
anticipated and are glad lo see,
been exonerated by the Court of
Inquiry from all blame during the
General Gaines has, it is said,
intimated that he will shortly re
tire from the army. JV. Y. Star.
(7While, who had been so
long on trial for burning the U. S.
Treasury has been found guilty .ib.
(I7Nineteen shad, the first this
season, were sold at Savannah on
the 24lh Dec. at Si a piece.
Distressing Accident. -Was
drowned, in Lane's creek, on the
evening ofthe 9lh inst., near his
residence in Anson county, N. C.
Edward Winfield, Esq., in the
70th year of his age. The de
ceased left home in the morning,
to visit a neighbor a few miles
distant: on his return, it is believ
ed his horse threw him, while
crossing the creek. His body
was found next morning. He has
left a wife and a large circle of
relatives and friends to mourn his
loss. In his relation of husband,
father, friend, and master, he has
left but few equals.
Washington Market, Jan. 31.
Turpentine, new dip, $2 30;
Old $2 25.
Tar,$l 50. Whig.
Petersburg Market, Jan. 31.
Cotton, 14 a 15 cents; Bacon,
(new) 14; Lard, 14 a 15; Pork, 9.
Ytrginxa. lhe election of
Governor of Virginia, took place
on the 20th ult. The joint vote
stood, Gen. David Campbell, 88,
Judge William Daniel, 33, Wil
liam Hoane, 21. Gen. Campbell
is deservedly popular and a staunch
friend ofthe administration.
JJ Bank! The New York
Board of Trade have presented a
petition to Congress, asking fur
the incorporation ofa National
Hank, to be located in that city,
such as the President, in his Veto
Message of IS32 said could be
established, "without infringing
the delegated powers of Congress
or the reserved right of the Stales.
A bold experiment. Wc learn
by the Columbus (Geo.) Papers,
that the Insurance Bank of that
town has sold out to the United
States Bank, chartered by the
Stale of Pennsylvania that the
Capital is increased to $000,000
and that Branches are to be es
tablished at Macon, Angsta and
Savannah. The premium paid to
the Stockholders, is said to be
Vote for Electors of President.
The following is said to be the
number of Votes given for Presi
dential Electors in the recent elec
tion in the several States, with the
exception of Michigan and also
Soulh Carolina, which votes by
Legislature. The Republican
Ticket, for Martin Van Buren as
President, it will be seen lias a
majority over all the Opposition,
Gf 21,914, viz:
New Hampshire, 18,722
Rhode Island, 2,964
New York, 166,SI5
New Jersey, 25,344
Maryland, 22, 1 07
North Carolina, 26JIO
7 700 I
Republican maj. 21,914
Votes by Legislature.
No specific returns but a de
cided Republican majority.
A Preacher of the Gospel Mur
dered. We learn by a gentleman
from the neighborhood in which
the horrid deed was perpetrated,
that the Rev. Isaiah Harris, a mill
isler ofthe .Methodist Episcopal
Church, was waylaid and murder
ed on the 23d ult. in Surry county
near Cabin Point. He had been
at a neighbor's three or four miles
from his residence, and was re-
turning in his gig; and when in
about three or four hundred yards
of his house, he was shot through
the head by some one behind the
gig. The perpetrator of the hor
rible murder had not been discov
ered. Richmond Religious Tel.
Later from Europe. By the
packet ship Pennsylvania from
Liverpool, the New York Com
mercial has files of London papers
to the 23d of December, and Li
verpool tothe24lb, both inclusive.
Considerable uneasiness s.ll
evidently prevails in the London
money market. The State of the
cotton market however, continues
favorable, as does the appearance
ofthe grain market.
It is said five millions bushels
,r"-r t i J rt","ci person or bv
or grain have been exported to attorney, ho has not applied for his pen
America. ) Mon for more than one year, without the
All npr5nns m Wan0, u 1 Produc,ion ' evidence of his identity, as
All persons 111 JMapleSWhO ex-; prescribed in the instruction, from this
hibit Tear ofthe cholera, are i office "J'ne 10, 1833, chapter 1 ecti..i
threatened by the authorities with I tLJ "ch "idPnc
the bastinado. The disease ra
ges total number of deaths is
6000, or 200 per day.
St. Jago de Cuba. The Sa
vannah Georgian of the 20 ult.
has a letter from St. Jago de Cu
ba, which states lhat order has
been restored in that Island. Lo
renzo, the revolutionary Governor,
fearing that he would not be sup
ported, made his escape on board
ofa British Man of War. ami
dreaded conflict is thus avoided.
" x DIED,
In this place, onTuesday last.
Mr. Godwin Gotten, aged about
In this county, on Monday last,
Mrs. Gotten, widow of the late
Mr. Alex. Gotten.
Jit Tarboro and New York
Tarboro7. Neve York
1 1 13
A FULL MEETING ofthe Justices of
the Peace for lhe county of Edge
combe ia particularly requested, ou Tues
day of February Court next, a there will
be a Solicitor for the county to elect, and
other important business to transact.
Jan. 30, 1S37.
S hereby given that, pursuant to an or
der ef the Board of Directors of the
Wilmington and Raleigh
Rail Road Company,
A fifth Instalment of ten dollars on the
Share, will be required of the Stockhold
ers, on or before the 1st day of April next.
E. P. Dudley. Preset.
Wilmington, Jan. 0th, 1837. 5
IS hereby given to the Stockholders, in
the Wilmington and Raleigh Rail Road,
rfi.ltut in tin. rniinliaa ol Nnsli aust l A rra
combe, that the Collector of the Itistal-
nients due upon Maid Stock, will attend at
ah Court the 2d Monday, and at Edge
combe the 4th Monday, in Febiuarv next.
f'M the collection of the same remaining
at eacn Pce, three davs.
2i)ih Jaauary, 1837." 6
rill HE subscriber having removed
U the southwest, has appointed
IV M. NOR FLEET, Esq.
His Agent to adjust his affairs. All per
sons, therefore, having unsettled business
with me, will please call on bins.
Edwin L. Bancy.
Tarboro', Jan. 30, 1837. 5
Pension Office, Oct. 3, 1 836.
THE following Circular Letter, ad
dressed to the Pension Ageuts by
the Second Comptroller of the Treasury.
is published for the ofo.mtion of Pen
stoners, anu those who may act as their
attorneys, in drawing their stipends for
James L Edwards,
Commissioner of Pensions.
Treasury Department, )
Second Comptroller's Or-
fice, September I83G. )
The J gent for paying Pensions at
Sir: In order to givanf more effectually
against a repetition of frauds, as hereto
foie piactised by the production of forged
papers, the first three following additional
uiles will be observed by the accounting
officers ofthe Treasury.
1. In every case where the pensioner
employs an attorney to receive his pen
sion, the execution of the power must be
in the presence of at leat one wi:n
, other than the magistrate before m hom it
is acknowle dged. io payment to an at
torney will be allowed unless supported bv
a voucher thus executed.
in an cases where the s-gnafure. of
the pensioner or his attorney is required,
such pensioner or attorney will v ri'c hi
name at lencth. if rannhlp c ,-....
j 'wise, his signature may be by mark
1 17 ?ro?,il, which case the efcotion most
f "v ii ai ichji tine compe
tent witness, other than the justice or no
tary who acts officially in the case.
3. No payments will in future be made
: " . i in? commissioner
of I ensions, and a special direction eu
thonzmg the payment has been give.
4. In case where a certificate hns been
issued by the Commissioner of Pensions
to the widow or children of an officer or
soldier under the act of Ji,ne 7, 13. or
under the act of May 15, 1823, no proof of
.ic ru.rtiionsntp ot the applicant to the de
ceased officer or soldier is to be required
by the pension agent, that proof hnviixr
been necessarily filed in the office ofthe
Commioi.er of Pensions prior u the i;.
suing of such certificate.
Your obedient servant,
To take efitet from the 4th March 1837.
JaN. 3. , -Bacon,
Brandy, apple gall'ii
Cotton bag'g. yard.
Flour, supf. bbl.
Sugar, brown, lb.
Salt, T.I. bush
THE subscriber having rceni(,
posed of hs ' U
Gin making Kstnbliahmtm
To N. TVER, reques's ali those in,.,
to him to make early payment, p
long acquaintance wtih jvir, TCr
ha for several year pni he,, u
ploy) he respectfully iec.mm. r.,U hi,
ier customers to him, Hid i coiijjj'
that all who mav favor him wiih their
torn will be satisfied. ' Cl"
TH E subscriber having pun hasecf
Establishment vt II. my Clinm
lam, in Greenville, N. C. tor making
Steel Saw Gii i
Respectfully informs the public iliailiewji
continue the business at the same placf,
Having an extensive assortment of .
terinl on hand, lie assures tltoe whom,,
favor him with their cu-tom, that their jj.
ders shall be promptly executed.
Gins will be repaired.
Of the best materials, and at the thoriej
Persons when ordeting will please sta,6
whether they prefer the German, or poli,
ed cast steel plates.
Still remains connected with this establijr,
ment, and catriei ou the
Lock and Gunsmith busing
He also makes Saw Milt Boxes, nnd .1J
Inks, of a cinpoiiiou invented by bui,.
Peck, of Raleigh Mill Spiudlts, h,
Sltel Collars, (turned,) and Gud-t,
manufactured equal to any in the I'iiIh
All orders most .. directed to lhe Su
scriber, at Greenville -
January 30, 1637.
nj EING desirous of moving to the "fir
JQ west." are now offering to tAi;
Co:-t their en tiro
Slock of JIerch:tmlize
For cash, or on a credit till the first da.
of January with interest from the firs
day of April.
Ail thoe in arrears up to the first
will pleasn to take notice that payment',
particularly requested on or beloie lis
first day of April.
On which they are now doing business can
be houglit and possession given hv the
first of April. The advantageous situa
tion of hi place for business is so wfE
known they deem it unnecessary to give,
any further recommendation. TheieUa
Good store house, wave
houses, gin house.
- , And a fiit rate cotton Screw on the
ises all of which will be sold low ami ot
accemmodatiug terms to any ersou wip
ing to purchase such a situation.
Stantonsburg, Jan. Kth. 1S37.
Worth of Goods at Cost.
Wni. Burl & Son,
Selling Off at cost,
A large and handsoni0 assortment tf
FA iC Y A.YD S TA 1LE
A credit till the first day of January wiH
be given, with interest from the first day
All those who have not setlleil lhe ir ac-
count for the year 1836, wiil please call and .
do so on or before the first day of Arpil.
And all appurtenances thereto attached,
Jlre for sale.
There is a large new two story dwelling
and all other necessary houses tor the con
venience of a family on the premises. b
sides a large well arranged
Hlore house, ware house,
gin house and cotton screir.
As they intend moving to the west, they
will offer to any person a good barg""'
who may wish to purchase.
Stantonsburg, Jn. 10, 1837.
THE subscriber wishes lo purchase
. .2 light Jer&ey wagon,
Calculated for n horse. For such a o
a liberal price i!l be given.
Feter E. Uines.
Sp;rta,Jan 1G, IS37.