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Whole No. 130.
TflrforbMgZi, Edgecombe County, N. C. Saturday, February 17, 1827. FoZ. HI. No. 26,
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THE "FREE PRESS,"
7ty Geo. Howard,
Is published weekly, (every Saturday,) at
rY0 DOLLARS per year, (or 52 num
ocrs,) if paid within one month after Sub
ribcrs commence receiving their papers
'fivo Dollars Fifty Cents, if paid within
,x months and Three Dollars at theexpi
juticn of the year. Subscribers at liberty to
continue at any time on paying arrears.
Advertisements not exceeding 16 lines will
foe inserted at 50 cents the first insertion, and
35 cents each continuance. Longer ones at
that rate for every 16 lines.
Letters, addressed to the Editor must be
jy" James Simmons, Esq. postmaster at
Halifax.is our general agent for that vicinity.
THE Subscriber has about 500 bar
rels . of CORN, for sale low for
Cash. He also continues to keep a ge
neral supply of Prizes, in the different
No. OS.corner of King $ Shop sired,
Halifax, 16th Jan. 1S27. 22
"AS stolen out of the house of the
Subscriber, some time in December
last, a double cased
Made by J. Williams, London, No. 4015
the outer case is rather large for the
inner case, and much thicker. FIVE
DOLLARS reward will be given for
such information as will lead to the re
rovcry of it by .
Tarborough, Oct. 19, 1S2G. 11
A LL those indebted to the Subscriber,
are earnestly requested to call im
mediately, and have their accounts clos
ed by note or otherwise. Those whose
accounts arc of more than one year's
standing, are desired to call before the
first of February next, or they will find
their accounts in the hand of an officer,
as longer indulgence cannot be given.'
Halifax, Jan 3. 1827.
Cabinet-making, Turning, &c.
HPHE Subscriber having erected a
A complete workshop for the above
business in all its various branches, re
spectfully informs his friends and (he
public in general, that he is now prepa
red to execute any work in his line that
he may receive orders for, vi:
Sideboards, China presses, sccrcta
vies, book-cases, bureaus, fables,
wasislands, candle-stands, gentle
me?i1s and ladies7 ivardrobes, ladies'
and gentlemen' s cabinets, cylinder
fall desks, portable and common do.
and bedsteads of all descriptions.
The work in general will be well execu
ted, and of good materials.
Will be carried on in all its branches,
viz: IVood, iron, brass, ivory, fyc.
Carpenters who may want turning done,
can be accommodated, with the turning
of columns, newel posts, ballesters,
drops, corner blocks, rosettes, &c.
The above work will be executed as
cheap as the times will admit of, and in
as short time as it can be done.
Halifax, Sept. 1S26. 5
With an elegant Ens-ravinz
inntfid in a neat and approved manner,
and ton moderate terms, at this Office.
Jan. 1, 1S27.
PROPOSALS FOR PUBLISHING
Jl Semi-Weekly Paper,
At the Office of the Sfar and North-
Carolina State Qazettc.
HpHE object of the. Editors in publish
x ing a semi-weekly paper, must at
once arrpst the attention of a discerning
public. The prosperity of our happy
country, and the maintenance, in their
original purity, of our civil and religious
institutions, arc not secondary consider
ations with any truly republican Ameri
can citizen. As these arq based on the
public will and regulated by the public
voice, "that will and that voice to be
righteous must be enlightened."
The rapid advancement of this country
in every branch of national prosperity
in the increase of her population, the ex
tension of her commerce, the improvc
mentof her system of agriculture, and
the cultivation of the arts and sciences, is
the source of proud exultation to every
American bosom. But the North-Carolinian
must go farther; the improvement
of his own State, her rising importance
in the national scale, is a subject of just
congratulation, and calls upon her sons
to redouble their exertions to advance
her prosperity ard happiness. 1 he Ed
itors believe that to attain' these desira
ble objects nothing can contribute in a
greater degree than the frequent and ex
tensive circulation of a well conducted
newspaper; for, although our academies
and colleges afford ample means of ac
quiring a competent knowledge of the
first principles ot education; yet none
will pretend to deny' that it is from news
papers alone that information relative to
passing events, is to be obtained. As
the world grows older, events multiply
upon us; and they have already accumu
lated to sucti an extent as to render iti
impracticable to give even a summary of j
all that is interesting in a weekly paper.
In order, therefore, to facilitate the
promulgation of useful knowledge, the
Editors have determined, should it meet
public approbation, to commence, as ear
ly as practicable, the publication of a
paper twice a week; and as all the pa
pers in this Stale, with the exception of
one only, are printed but once a week,
they calculate, with some degree of cer
tainty, on success.
The advantages to be derived from
such a publication will readily be estim
ated by our enlightened and discerning
fellow-citizens. It will be the means of
giving earlier intelligence of ever im
portant circumstance, foreign and domes
tic; of presenting a more general view
of things at home and things abroad; of
enabling us to devote more of cur paper
to the interests of the farmer; of giving
a more detailed and satisfactory account
of our legislative and congressional pro
ceedings; and, in short, of publishing a
greater variety of matter, thereby afford
ing our columns the advantage of suiting
the taste of every class of readers.
The attention of the citizens of the
State, and our old friends and patrons
particularly, is respectfully invited to
this subject. Our project must stand or
fall on the extension or withholding, of
i wnac1 iiiiw
The semi-weekly Star will be issued as
soon as the subscription list will justify it, and
be published every Tuesday and Friday, at
five dollars per annum.
Advertisements will be inserted on the
same terms as in the weekly paper.
There will be rio alteration in the weekly
paper, except the contemplated enlargement
It will continue, as usual, to be published
once a week, at three dollars per annum.
J7Those of our old subscribers who may
prefer the semi-weekly paper, will please to
advise us of it as soon as possible.
A. J. LAWRENCE,
THOS. J. LEMAY.
fN the tiiird Monday in February
next," at the Court-House in Halifax
Town, I shall proceed to sell, by an or
der of Court, I
10 or 12 likely YOUNG NEGROES,
Consisting of Boys, Girls, Women and
Children belonging to the estate of
Dempsey Pittman, dee'd. Terms are,
Cash only. ,
JAMES J. PITT MAN, Ex'r
of D. Pittman, dee'd.
Jan. 15th, 1S27. 23
fTVHE Subscriber very respectfully
takes the liberty to inform the in
habitants of Edgecombe, and the adja
cent counties, that he has commenced the
GIG -MA KING BUSINESS,
On the Street leading from Main-Slreet
to the Academy, lie pledges himself
to pay every attention to his business,
and to have his work executed in a man
ner in point of elegance and utility infe
rior to none in the State. He has it in
contemplation shortly to obtain his ma
terials direct from the Northern cities,
which will enable him to sell his work
lower than it has been latterly sold for
in this place.
Repairing of every description, in
wood or iron work,
Will be attended to with the utmost
punctuality and despatch.
ALLEN I. KNIGHT.
QHe would likewise inform the
1'ublic, that the Ulacksmith he has got
has oeen regularly bred to the
And is supposed to be a first-rate hand
at that work likewise at plantation
work. A. I. K.
HpHE Subscriber is anxious to pay hi$
debts, and it possible to raise a sum
sumcient ' to enable him to renew his
Stock of materials therefore, he re
quests those indebted to him to make
On or before the 15A March next,
As longer indulgence cannot, nor will
not be given. He intends leaving this
for the North about that timethose
who do not avail themselves of this no
tice, may expect to find their notes and
accounts in the hands of an Officer for
Tarborough, Feb. S, 1S27. 25-3
S hereby given, to all whom it may
concern all persons indebted to the
Old Judgments and former Taxes,
Will do well, (if they wish to save cost,)
to come forward, on or before February
Court next, pay the money or give their
notes for the same.
SAM'L II. JENKINS.
Edgecombe County, Feb. 6, 1S27.
Tarborough, Feb. C, 1S27.
l)r. .11. .1 Willcox,
TTAS located himself at the residence
xx of his lather, (L.Willcox,) in Hali
fax County, and will attend to the duties
of his profession, viz:
The Practice of Medicine, frc.
The utmost attention will be paid to
professional calls, which with moderate
charges, he trusts will insure a portion of
Halifax County, Feb. C, 1827.
"Who steals my purse steals trash tis
'Twas mine, 'tis his, and has been slave to
Rut he that fitches from me my good name,
Robs me of that which not enriches him,
And makes me poor indeed." Siaksieare.'
When a person's character is assailed,
an apology for intruding upon the Pub
lic would be deemed superfluous. On
my return from Petersburg, a few days
ago, I was surprised and mortified to
learn, that a report was in circulation
that I had run away, in consequence of
debt, which report I view as a vile as
persion; I have however returned, and
can give my creditors every assurance
of speedy liquidation if not entire dis
charge. It is easy to propagate false
hood, but requires some ingenuity and
foresight to become an adept for were
I despicable enough to indulge a wish
to defraud my creditors, there would be
no necessity (if I understand the Act of
Assembly) for absconding. As a de
scendant of respectable ancestry, I trust
I have inherited their principles of hon
esty, and hope to die as I have lived,
an honest man, in despite of the ran our
and malignity of those vile traducers of
M. A. WILLCOX.
Feb. G, 1S27.
VAanV Warrants for sale.
A YOUNG man by the name of
GEORGE WIMBER, came to my
house on Tuesday, the 30th ult. and
BORROWED MV HORSE,
To ride about one mile, and has eloped
with him. Wimber is about 21 years
of age, dark skin with black hair; his
eye-brows extend entirely across his
nose, he is parrot-toed, and will weigh,
about 135 pounds. The Horse is a
bright sorrel, about seven years old,
with a blaze face. I will give Fifteen
Dollars Reward to any person who will
secure said Horse, so that I get hini
Tarborough, 3d Feb. 1S27. 25
Fifty Dollars Reward.
KAN AWAY from-lr.fi Sub
scriber, ten miles cast of Tarbo
rough, sometime in Octoberr
lasC Negro TIM he is well
set, his complexion a dark yel
low. I will give the above reward if
said fellow is delivered to me, or secu
red in any jail in this State or Twenty
Five Dollars if secured in any jail out
of the State, so that I get him again. All
persons are hereby forbid harboring,
employing, or carrying off said negro,
under the penalty of the law.
BYT HAL STATON, Jr.
Edgecombe County, Feb. 6, 1827. 25
Com. Porter. By an arrival at
Charleston from Matanzas, we
learn that Com. Porter has go
himself in a situation not muc,,e
more desirable than that he fou
himself in at Valparaiso, dur"ng
the late war. It appears that
had been cruizing with his Mexre
can squadron, between llavante
and Mntanzas for some days, a
uiu ciusu ui me last, anu uegin
ning of the present year: but in
formation reached Cuba, that he
had been chased into Key West,
and was blockaded there by the
Spanish Commander Laborde,
whose squadron had been so much
strengthened, as to render it im
prudent for Com. Porter to haz
ard an action. The Constellation
sailed from Havana for Key West,
to prevent any violation of theneu7
trality of the United States
( Raleigh, Jan. 13, 132r.