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Whole JVb. 733. Tarbovough, (Edgecombe County, JV. C.J Saturday. August I, 1840 Vol. XVI No. 31. j 27ie Tar borough J'lvs.v, j BV GEORGK HOW MID, J Is published weekly at 7V?n fhllars and Fifty Cwts per year, if paid in advance or, Tirpp. Dollars at the expiration of the subscription year, for anj period less than a year, Tier n I y-Jiun tsnfs per month. Subscribers are at liberty to discontinue at any time, on giving nntico thereof nd paying arrears those residing at a distam-e Inust invariably pay in adyance,'or jr'tve a respon lible reference in this vicinity. : Advertisements not exceeding a square will be inserted at One Dollar the first insertion, and -J5 tents for every continuance. Longer advertise ments in like proportion. Court Orders and Ju dicial advertisements 25 per cent, higher. Ad vertisements must be marked the number of in iertions required, or they will be continued until Otherwise ordered and charged accordingly. . ; Letters addressed to the Kditor run si he post paid or they may not be attended to. Doctor Win. EVAAS' SOOTHING SYRUP For children Teething, PREPARED BY HIMSELF. . To Mothers and Nurses. THE passage of the Teeth through the gums produces troublesome and dan gerous symptoms. Il is known by moth ers that there is great irritation in the raoutli and gums during this process. The gums swell, the secretion of saliva is in creased, the child is seized with frequent and sudden fits of crying, watchings, start ing in the sleep, and spasms of peculiai parts, the child shrieks with extreme vio lence, and thrusts its fingers into its mouth. If these precursory symptoms are not spee dily alleviated, spasmodic convulsions uni versally supervene, and soon cause the dissolution of the infant. If mothers who have their little babes afflicted with these distressing symptoms, would apply Dr. William Evans's Celebrated Soothing .Syrup, which has preserved hundreds of infants when thought past recovery, trom beincr suddenly attacked with that fatal malady, convulsions. j This infallible remedy has preserved hundreds of Children, when thought past recovery, from convulsions. As soon as the Syrup is rubbed on the gums, the child Will recover. This preparation is so in nocent, so efficacious, and so pleasant, that iio child will refuse to let its gums be rubbed with it. When infants are at the age of four months, though there is no ap pearance of teeth, one bottle of the Syrup should be used on the gums, to open the pores. Parents should never be Without the Syrup in the nursery where there are young children; for if a child wakesinthe night with pain in the gums, the Syrup immediaiely gives ease by open ing the pores and healing the gums; there by preventing Convulsions, Fevers. Sic. J To the Agent of Dr. Kvans' Soothing Syrup: Dear Sir 'Ihe great benefit afforded to my suffering infant by our Soothing Syrup, m a case of protracted i ind painful dentition, must convince every leehng parent now essential an early ap plication of such an invaluable medicine is to relieve infant misery and torture. .M v infant, while teething, experienced such acute sufferings, that it was attacked with convulsions, and my wife and family sup posed that death would soon release the babe from anguish till we procured a bot tle of your Syrup; which as soon as -applied to the gums a wonderful change was produced, and after a few applications the child displayed obvious relief, and by con tinuing in its use. I am glad to inform you, the child has completely recovered, and no recurrence of that awful complaint lias since occurred; the teeth are emana ting daily and the child enjoys perfect health. I giveyou ray chperful permission to make this acknowledgment public, and will gladly give any information on this circumstance. v When children begin to be in pain with their teeth, shooting in their gums, put a little of the Syrup in a lea-spoon, and with the finger let the child's gums be rubbed for two or three minutes, three times a day. . It must not be put to the breast immediately, for the milk would like tlie syrup off too soon.- When the teeth are just coming through their gum, mothers should immediately apply the sy rap; it will prevent the children having a fever, and undergoing that painful opera lion of lancing the gums, which always flakes the tooth much harder to come through, and sometimes causes death. if llewarc of Counterfeits. ' tijCaution. Be particular in purcha sing to obtain it at 100 Chatham St., New York, or from the REGULAR AGENTS. ! J. M. Redmond. ) rrl , i Pr ii t larboro . UEO. Howard, $ M. Russel, Elizabeth City. January, 1840. iUY AUTHORITY M LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES PASSED AT TUB FIKST SESSION OF THE T W E N T V-SIXTH CO NtlK E SS. PurtLic No. 13. AN AO V to carry into effect a convention between the United States and the Mexi can Reptlb'le. He it enacted by the Senate and H.tuse of Representatives of the United Stales of Jmerica in Congress assembled, That the President of the United State, by and with the advice and consent of the Sen a'e, shall appoint two commissioners, who, together with two commissioners to be ippointed by the President of the Mexican 1 Republic, shall form a board whoso duty' il shall be t ) receive and examine all claims which are provided for by the convention between the United Slates and the Mexi can Republic, concluded at Washington on ihe eleventh day of April, one thousmd eight hundred and thirty-nine, and which may be presented to said commissioners under the same, and to decide thereon ac cording to the provisions of said convention, and the principles ol justice, equity, and the law of nations. Sec. 2. Jlnd be. it further enacted. That the President of the United States, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, shall appoint a secretary to said commissioners, in behalf of the United States, versed in the English and Span ish languages. Sec. 3. Jlnd be it further enacted, That said commissioners on the part of the United Statis, in conjunction with the commissioners on the part of the Mexican Republic, shall be and they are hereby, authorised to make all needful rules and regulations for conducting the business of their said commission, such rules and regu lations not contravening the Constitution of the United States, the provisions of this act, or the provisions of said conven tion. Sec. 4. Jln-l be it further enacted. That the compensation of the respective officers, for whose appointment provision is made by this act, shall not exceed the following sums namely: To said commis sioners, at the rate ol three thousand per annum for each; to the secretary at tiie rate of two thousand dollars per annum. And the Presidciitof the United States shall be, and he is hereby, authorized to make such provision for the contingent expenses of the said commission on the part of the United States as shall to him appear to he reasonable and proper; and the said salaries and expenses, aiul likewise all lhat part v lhc and expenses of the a, biter under said convention which is re- quired thereby tube defrayed by the Uni ted Stales, shall be paid out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropria ted. Sec. 5. Jin d be it further enacted, That all communications to and from the secretary of said commissioners appointed under this act, on business of the commis sion, shall pass by mail free of postage. Sec. C. Jlnd be it further enacted, That so soon as said commission shall be executed & completed according to the pro visions of said convention, the commission ers aforesaid shall report to the Secretary of State a list of all the several awards made by them; and the rccords,documents, and all other papers, in the possession of the commission or its officers, or certi fied copies or duplicates thereof, ' shall be deposited in the office of the Secretary of Slate. Sec. 7. Jlnd be it further enacted, That the Secretary of State shall transmit to the Secretary of the Treasury a certified copy of the report of said commissioners, or of the award of the arbiter or umpire, as provided by said convention to be made in case of the disagreement of said commis sioners; and the Secretary of the Treasury shall cause certificates to be issued in such form as he may prescribe, showing the am ount or proportion of compensation to which each person, in whose favor award shall have been made by said commission ers or umpire, may be entitled as against the Mexican Government on account of the claims provided for by said conven tion. Sec. S. Jlnd be il further enacted, That it shall be lawful for the Secretary of the Treasury, and he is hereby authorised and required to cause any moneys which may be paid by the Mexican Government in satisfaction of said awards, to be remitted on the most advantageous terms to the Uni ted States; and all monies received under said convention, or by virtue of this act shall be deposited in the Treasury of the United States, and the same arc hereby ap- propriatcd to be distributed and paid to those entitled thereto, according to ihe provisions of this act: and the Secretary of the I reasury shall distribute the saTne, in ratable proportions among the persons I' I I A .1 atoresaio, according to me proportions which their respective awards shall bear t -the whole amount received, and at such time or limes as the same shall be received into the Treasury. Sec. 9. Jlnd be it further enacted, That if the Government, in place of at once paying the amount of said a wards, shall see fit to issue Treasury notes therefore as provided by said conven tion, then it shall be lawful for the Sec ret try of the Treasury, and he is hereby authorised and required, to receive the said Treasury notes, and to deliver the same to the persons who shall be respectively entitled thereto, in virtue of the awards mule under said convention, and of the certificates issued as hereinbefore provid ed. Sec. 10. Jlnd be it further emcted, That in the payment of money or the issue of certificates in virtue of this act, the Se cretary of the Treasury shall first deduct and retain, or make reservation of such sums of money, if any, as may be due the United States from persons in whose favor awards shall have been made under said convention. R. M. T. HUNTER, Speaker of the House of Representatives. RII. M. JOHNSON, Vice President of the United States, and President of the Senate. Approved, June 12th, IS 10. M. VAN UUREN. PunLic. No. 14. AN CT to authorize registers and receiv ers to administer oaths, required to be taken by purchasers of public land. Be' it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Stales of Jlmerica in Congress assembled, That the register or rceiver of any of the land offices of the United States, shall be authorised, and it shall be the duty of said officers, to administer any oath or oaths, which noware or hereafter may be required by law in connection with the entry or pur chase'of any tract of land; and if any per son shall knowingly or wilfullly swear falsely to any fact contained in any oath or affidavit so taken or made, he or she shall be deemed and held guilty of perjury, and shall on conviction, suffer all the pains, and penalties and disabilities which attach to said crime, in other cases of perjury, under the laws of the United States: Provided, That such land officers shall not directly or indirectly charge or receiveany compensa tion for administering such oaths. Appkoved, June 12th, 1S40. Public No. 15. AN ACT for the discontinuance of the office of surveyor general in the several districts, as soon as the surveys therein can be completed, for abolishing land offices under certain circumstances, and for other purposes. Be. it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That il shall be the duty of the Secretary of the Treasury to take all the necessary measures for the completion of the surveys in the several districts for which surveyors general have been, or may be appointed, at the earliest periods compatible with the purposes contemplated by law; and when ever the surveys and records of any such district orState shall becompleled, the sur veyor general thereof shall be required to deliver over to the Secretary of State of the respective States, including such sur veys, or such other officer as may be au thorised to receive them, all the field notes maps, records, and other papers appertain ing to land titles, within the same; and the office of surveyor general, in every such district, shall thereafter cease and be dis continued. Sec. 2. Jlnd be it further enacted, That whenever the quantity of public land remaining unsold in any land district shall be reduced to a number of acres less than one hundred thousand, it shall be the duty of the Secretary of the Treasury to discon tinue the land office of such district; and if any land, in any such district, shall remain unsold at the time of the discontinuance of a land office, the same shall be subject to sale at some one of the existing land offices most convenient to the district in which the land office shall have been dis continued, of which the Secretary of the Treasury shall give notice. ArpjtovED, June 1 2th, 1S40. Public No. 16. AN ACT concerning prisoners of the U nilcd States committed to the jail in the county ofProvidence,and State of Rhode Island. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Slates That all prisoners committed to the pre sent jail in the county of Providence and sta'e of Rhode Island under the author ity of the United Slates, shall be Kept un til discharged by due course ol" the lav thereof under the like restrictions and pen alties as in the case of prisoners committed to said jail under the authority of said State of Rhode Island. Approved, June 12lh, IS 10. Public No. 17-1 AN ACT making provisions for the pay ment of pensions to the executors or ad ministrators of deceased pensioners in certain caes. Re if enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of Jlmerica in Congress assembled, That in cae any male pensioner shall die, leaving children, but no widow, the am ount of pension due to such pensioner at the time of his death shall be paid to the execu lor or ad ninistrator on the estate of such pensioner, for the sole and exclusive bene fit of the children, to be by him distribu ted among them in equal shares, and the same shall not be considered as a part of the assets of said estate, nor liabfe to be applied to the payment of the debts of said estate in any cau whatever. Sec. 3. Jlnd be it further enacted. That in case any pensioner who is a widow shall die, leaving children, the amount of pension due at the time of her death shall be paid to the executor or administra tor for the benefit of her children, as direc ted in the foregoing section. Sec. 3. Jlnd be it further enacted, That in case of the death of any pension er whether male or female, leaving child ren, the amount of pension may be paid to any one, or eac h of them, as J hey may pre fer, without the intervention of an adminis trator. ApntovED, June 19th, 1840. Private No. 22. AN ACT for the relief of General Duncan L. Clinch. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of ihe United Stales of Jlmerica in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of War be, & he is here by, required to adjust all claims of General Duncan L. Clinch for the corn & sugar cane consumed or destroyed by the troops of the United Stales commanded by General Call in the year eighteen hundred and thir ty-six, during the period the said troops were in possession of his plantation; and that the amount when ascertained, shall be paid by the Secretary of the Treasury outol any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. Approved, June 19th, 1S40. MR. STANLY AND MR. KENDALL. We extract the following from Mr. Ken dall's third letter addressed to the Hon. John M. Bolts. Sir: Three considerations induce me to turn aside from the dissection of your com mittee for the purpose of noticing, still further, the evidence adduced by you to sustain your charges against the Post Office Department. 1. To show that I did not, when, at the head of that Department, omit to investigate any charge of abuse alleged to exist by any man deemed to be respectable? 2. To show the straits to which you were driven to sustain your charges. 3. Dut chiefly to use, in the progress ot my discussions, the lads disclosed in the following exposition. TImj Stanly case has been discovered, and 1 have been favored with the papers. How far it is available to convict me of tol erating abuse or omiting to inquire into it when alleged to exist, will be seen Irom these documents. The first is a pencil memorandum, in the hand-writing of the 2d Assistant Post master General, in the words following, viz: "Greenville, Pitt co. N.C. Looks in- to letters negligent, $c. ' "Mr. Stanly made complaint to P. M. G. and he directs a letter to be writ ten. A. P. M. A letter was accordingly written inform ing the postmaster of Mr. Stanly's charges, but withholding the name of their author. To this letter the postmaster returned the answer hereto annexed marked A, with the certificates marked A, 1, 2, 3. You will see, sir, the postmaster pro nounces the charge of prying into letters to ascertain their contents, "basely false," maintains that the attention given to his office was as great as its importance requir ed, its emoluments would justify, and he forwards evidence of his character &. fideli ty,not as a means of retaining his office, but "for the purpose of fixing the lie on the author" of the charges. You will also mark an independence of spirit in his letter wor thy of a true Democrat of the North State. You will see, also, that two of his "Whig" neighbors, of high character, fully sustain him, and that one of them pronounces one of Mr. Stanly s ch-irges a base slander.'' His testimonials furthermore declare that the charge must have arisen from personal or political hostility. It mut he remembered tlult, when the postm isterapplied the lertus" baselu false19 and "lie" to Mr. Stanh's chatties, and when the political friend of the honorable gentleman called one of them "a base blander" they did not know who was the secret accuser. Whether their expressions f indignation would have been less severe if they had known lhat their representative in Congress was thus Verbally and secret Iy traducing one of his constituents, it is impossible to say. Sure it is, that the Department saw no necessity for prosecu ting the inquiry further, and no utility in communicating the result to Mr. Stanly, who had presented no written charge. The papers were -therefore filed away and for gotten. Now, sir, what have you gained by bring ing forward Mr. Stanly, as a witness to con vict me of malfeasance or omission to do my duty while in office? And what has your witness gained by lending himself to such a purpose? A. Post Office, Greenville, N. C. March 20, 1839. Sir: Yours of the 29th ult. stating that a complaint had been made to the depart ment, that I vvai iu the habit of prying into let'ersat my office, for the purpose of ascer taining something of their contents, and that the genertd arrangement of the office is negligent, came to hand. In reply, I have to say, that the charge of my prying into letters, to ascertain their contents, is basely false; unless the charge refers to my placing a letter to a light, in order to ascertain if it is double, which I suppose it my duty to do. A year or two since, I had a controver sy respecting "my prying" into a pamph let received at my office, containing a let ter written on the margin or pages, on which I charged lelter postage, and receiv ed your letter of approval, bearing date 1st November, 1837. As to negligence in the arrangement of my office; if the complain ant in this case refers to my not devoting the whole of my time to the office, I ad mit the fact. The perquisites are too small for me to devote the whole of my time and attention to the office. And if the Depart ment expects this, my resignation will be ready at any time you may demand it. I heve always been as accomodating' as I could possibly. I never refused, even of a Sabbath or night, to go to the office, and deliver letters or papers, on applica tion. I will not say I have not made mistakes in the discharge of my duties. I have over looked letters for delivery; but always im mediateiy upon discovering the mistake, I either carried the letter or gave informa tion. If the complainant in this case would take the trouble, he could, without much diffi culty find cause of complaint against otlw ers of more magnitude than those preferred against me, but then he might implicate some of the members of that party who hold no offices. The whole of the charges preferred against me; originated from political or personal hostility. Had I have been of different politics you never would have had the trouble of informing me of the complaints. During the suspen sion of specie payments by the banks, I chose to obey the laws of the United States, which I had sworn to do; and for this I was abused and vilified, and had un pleasant controversies with men who per mitted their papers to be stopped, rather than pay their postage in specie. When in the discharge of the duties of my office, 1 argue politics with no man; but at any other time and place, I will speak my sentiments free ly and fearlessly; and if Congruss shall de cree that because a man is an agent of the government, he shall be denied rights guar antied by the Constitution, then 1 would resign an oflice, no matter what might be its emoluments. I enclose you certificates, two of tvhich are from Whigs, viz: Drs. Goelet and Masters, and could, if I thought proper, twenty, as well from Whigs as Republicans. I wish it understood, however, that I do not enclose the statements for fear of being turned out of office, the emoluments of which are too small, (although I am poor) and the duties too trooblesome, for me to make an effort to retain it at any lime. It is for the purpose of fixing the eon the au thor, that I forward them. If is not.incon sistent with the rules of the Department, I would liKe to know the complainant in this case and have a copy of his bill. Respectfully yours, JAMES R.H0YLE. A. 1. I hereby certify that James R. Hoyle, esq. postmaster of Greenville, kept his office in the same building and next door to my office, during the year 1838; that he kept his office open from the hours of 1 1 to 3 o' clock during every day in the week, save

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