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Whole No. .128.
Tarborougb, Edgecombe County, JV. C. Satontoj,, Fefcnmn 3, 1827. FoL lJ.-. 24.
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f 7Jamcs Simmons, Esq. postmaster at
j H ilif.ix.is our general agent for that vicinity.
Drs Bmjkhi & Parker,
ITIAVING entered into Co-partncr-
jiiijf, "v. n;.iu iu iiiiurin uu; citi
zens of Edgecombe, that they are prepa
red (o enter into the practice of the va
rious branches of their professional du-
flies, (viz.) Midwifery, Surgery, and
the Practice of Medicine. Orders left
I at their residences or at their shop, will
I be promptly attended.
I They also inform the Public, that
I ihey have furnished themselves with a
I i'reh and plentiful supply of Medicines,
J and intend keeping on hand a like sup
1 ply, which they will sell at wholesale or
retail, upon as low terms as they can be
purchased in any part of the State.
j Tarboro', January, 1S27. 21-5
I - .
j 1.17 AS stolen out of the house of the
4 onmn: : 1 1
..niu.uuci j suiiiu iiuju in ieeeiiiuer
last, a double cased
I Made by J. Williams, London, No. 4015
rHE Subscriber has about 500 bar-
rels of CORN, for sale low for
Cash. lie also continues to keep a ge
neral supply of Prizes, in the different
No. 9S,corncr of King $ Shop street,
Halifax, 16th Jan. 1S27. 22
N the third Monday in February
next, at the Court-House in Halifax
Town, 1 shall proceed to sell, by an or
der of Court,
1 0 or 1 2 likely YO UNG NEGROES,
Consisting of Hoys, Girls, Women ami
Children belonging to the estate of
Dcmpsey Piltman, dee'd. Terms are.
Cash on I v.
JAMES J PITT MAN, Ex'r
of D. Piflmati, dee'd.
Jan. 15th, 1827. 23
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THIS Celcbrniod T?:irf.
ity Horse, got by Timoleon,
iaSdaL"M ,,IU l"ay Cclc
uratcd Race Mare Ariad
ne, by Citizen, will stand at my Stable
the ensuing Season. Owing to the pres
sure of the limes, lie will be let to mares
on accommodating term?. Further par
ticulars will be mad.? known in due time.
Warrcnton. Jan. 5, 1827. 23-3
Congress. In the Senate, the bill in-
the outer case is rather large for Thecrcasil)S 1'jc salary of the Postmaster
inner case, and much thicker. FIVE ! General to S(,000, being under considur-
DOLLAKS reward will be given for:ation. the follow-in"- rpm.irl-s. nmnmr
such information as will lead to the re
s co very of it by
others, were submitted:
Mr. Branch said, that, as a
member of the Post Oiiico Com-
nrhnrniur h I ln lO 1 von i 1
imt tco, ami agreeing entirely in
the report, lie felt it his duty to
notice Hie remarks of the ffcntle-
4 LL tlmO inl.Jifr I tr 1 lir licnr-I tio
i .ii man mini vprinmit. I I .s nm i irwvn'K' mmtii I.ot ,,-.
jiu i.uiiUMiy lUtiuuslCU lO Call im- .......,1,,,, w nifiuu nun n i; hi u ti -
mediately, and have their accounts clos-have been willing to accede to tlie j boat to take a step inadvertent.
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J ed by note or otherwise. Those whose ' proposition to defer the bill had
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"au,mh -l,c OI mo,e one year stiio reason assumed aimcarcdto
standing, are desired to call before the
ln-st of February next, or they will find
tbeir accounts in the hand of an officer,
as lunger indulgence cannot be given.
Halifax, Jan 3. 1827.
Cabinet-malting, Turning, &c.
'snin rsuuscriocr Having erected a
I complete workshop for the above
I oiisincss in all its various branches, rc-
J spcctfully informs his friends and the
j public in general, lhat he is now prepa-
I red !o execute any work in his line lhat
he may receive orders for, viz:
I Sideboards, China presses, secrela-
ries, book-cases, bureaus, tables,
I wash-stands, candle-stands, gentle-
J -men's and ladies' wardrobes, ladies'
j and gentlemen's cabinets, cilindcr-
i full desks, portable and common do.
; and bedsteads of all descriptions.
! The work in general will be well cxecu-
j ted, and of good materials.
j ALSO, THE
I V ill be carried on in all its branches,
j viz: Wood, iron, brass, ivory, $c.
Carpenters who may want turning done,
j ati be accommodated, with the turning
ol columns, newel posts, ballesters,
drops, corner blocks, rosettes. Sic.
the above work will be executed as
heap as the times will admit of, and in
short time as it can be done.
LEWIS LAYS SARD.
Jfalifax, Sept. 1S2G. 5
hi m well founded: But when it was
so palpably erroneous, he could
not refrain front opposing it. lie
considered the offices mentioned
by that gentleman, compared wilh
that of the Postmaster General, as
mere excrescences in timeof peace.
He was far from beinir in favor of
raising salaries in general cases:
he was rather in favor of cutting
down. But in the case of the
Postmaster General, his opinion
was, that it required to be increa
sed to an equality with the com
pensation received by the other
J leads of Departments. The du
ties of this Department seemed to
him to incur more responsibility
than any other: the People were
more immediately dependent upon
it: and the liberty of the country
was intimately concerned in the
good regulation of this important
Department. It was impossible
that a man holding an office so
important should be able to sub
sist, in the present mode of living
on the salary now given to the
Postmaster General. It was not
to put money in the pocket of an
individual, that he should vote for
this bill; but to compensate servi
ces of great value to the country,
Mr. Randolph said, that, as he omy, or when the aspect of o'ir
could not vote for this bill, he affairs were more unpromising
thought it incumbent upon him to Sir, in the part of the countrv
assign some reasons for his dis- ' from which you and I come, there
sent; although he was perfectly a- j is a dearth which treads upon the
ware that it was the duty of the j heels of famine nor is distress
proposers of the bill to assign roa- j and depression partial or limited,
sons lor its passage. Sir, said Mr. ! These reasons, and many others
K. this bill is in itself an innova- j that I could enumerate, induce
tionit is taking up singly, on the j me to oppose the passage of this
motion of a Senator, the salary of; bill. The bill passed by a vote of
one officer of the Government; &35to 10 our Senators wercdiviT
passing upon it, without taking ajded Mr. Branch voting in favor
oi the bill, & Mr. Macon against it.
Woolen Manufactures. In the H.
of Representatives, the bill, having for
its object an increase of the duties on
imported Woolens, being under consid
eration JNlr. Cambreling observed:
The question is simply this:
Our woolen manufactures find
themselves in a paralyzed condi
tion, with a large stock of their
manufactures on hand. This
branch of industry is precisely in
the same condition, that we find,
and shall always find, every branch
of industry in the country, after a
reaction in trade. It is not only
the condition of the woolen manu7
faciurer, and of every other branch
of industry in our country; but of
every branch of industry, at this
moment, in every country of the
Our woolen manufacturers have
increased the capital employed in
their business from 10, as they
themselves say, to 50 millions,
they have speculated largely and
unwisely; and suddenly and un
expectedly find themselves with
an immense stock pf woolen man
ufactures on thejr hands, which,
under the shield of a monopoly,
under this general prohibition they
now ask for, they would have an
opportunity to dispose of without
loss to them, but at the expense of
their country. Is not every branch
of industry in our country in the
same paralyzed slate! Might not
the Representatives of every
branch of industry make the same
statement as to its prostrated con
dition! Might not the Represen
tatives of the agricultural portion
of, our country, tell you that the
farmer has one, perhaps two,
crops of his wheat on his hands
unsold, and solicit pur aid to re
lieve him from the losses arising
from a stagnation of trade?
review of the salaries and duties
of the whole. In the mode of
bringing it forward, it is excep
tionable but it is still more ex
ceptionable in principle. Mr.
President, this is a question which
ought to be decided without the
slightest allusion to the incumbent
of the office. 1 shall, therefore,
abstain entirely from adverting to
him i look to the office to the
duty to the emolument; and not
to the man. The office of the
Postmaster General has been lik
ened to others, to which, in mv o
pinion, it beats no likeness; it bus
been likened to the office of the
Secretary of State; but the com
parison is in every respect excep
tionable: for y.ni will recollect that
to that office, the safety and hon
or of the country arc confided.
I will not examine the other offices
to which it has been likened; but,
in its nature, the office of the
Postmaster General is purely mi
nisterial is lower in the scale
than those of the other Heads of
Departments. Sir, 1 shall say no
thing of the salaries of the other
officers. Whether or not they
are too high, is not now the sub-
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eei oi consmerauon out i am
i was l oin r to sav but 1 will sa
inexpedient. We are about to
make an addition of two thousand
dollars to the salary of the Post
master General. Sir, the addi
tional two thousand dollars would
be considered a large and ade
quate compensation for any office
within those States. Have the
Senate considered well this mea
sure! Have they considered that,
by this bill, they will place the
compensation of the Postmaster
General one thousand dollars, a
bovc that of the Vice President of
the United States, and one thou
sand dollars above that of Chief
Justice of the United States! Mr.
President, you know, and we all
know, that there never was a time
more inauspicious than the pre
sent to an increase of public ex
penditure. Those who have seen
lit to remark upon my public life
will, I believe, allow that I was
never a penurious or a parsimoni
ous politician. I always wished to
compensate public servants I al
ways considered the laborer wor-
Rcroltin Texas. The Alexan
dria (Lou.) Messenger, of Dec. 22,
contains the following paragraph:
"Col. Butler arrived in town
two or three days since, and bro't
intelligence that the nrovince of
Texas had taken ud arms to free
itself from the Mexican Republic.
u sucii a-tlnng is not noyv in pro
gress, the dayls not distant when
it will take place. Those who
emigrate to that
tliy ot Ins l;ire; but, .in tins case, ljmmished in expressing their de
consider the hire fully worthy of j termination, as the provincials do,
the laborer. Sir, was there ever! to make a stand, and set up for
a time when money was more themselves, whenever they feel,
scarce, when we were more ad- strong enough to resist the parert
monished to the practice of econ-; government.' r"