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Tavborough, Edgecombe County, JT. C. Frfitaj,, JT,mn 4, 1828.
Vol. IV. No. 20.
THE "FREE PRESS,"
7?y Go. Howard,
!s published weekly, (every Friday,) at
riYO DOLLARS per year, "(or 52 num
U rs,) it" Pid wthin one month after Sub
scribers commence receiving their papers
V'o Dollars & Fifty Cents, if paid within
months and Three Dollars at thecxpi
nticn of the year. Subscribers at liberty to
discontinue at any time on paying arrears.
Xt:v Subscribers residing at a distance must
variably pay in advance, or give a respon
sible reference in this vicinity. No subscrip
tion discontinued unless a notification to that
effect is s'ivcii.
Advertisements not exceeding 16 lines will
be inserted at 50 cents the first insertion, and
25 cents each continuance. Longer ones at
that rate for every 16 lines.
Letters addressed to the Editor must be
put fi aid.
:J7J .mics Simmons, Esq. postmaster at
Halifax, and S. M. Nickels, Esq. at Scotland
'eck., are agents for this office.
WM. T. CLARK having taken A.
H a. LITCHFORD, into Co-partnership
the above business will in fu
Lue be carried on in the town of Hali
fax, under the firm of
CLARK $? LITCHFORD,
Next door lo the Post-Office where
ihcy have or. hand and intend keeping,
a general assortment of articles in their
line, which they offer for sale on the
most moderate terms. All orders for
work will 1)0 thankfully received and
promptly attended to.
ivm. f. clark,
A. A. LITCHFORD.
Halifax, Dec. 22, 1S27. 19-3
A S the Subscriber intends leaving this
State, he oilers for sale,
A Tract of Land,
Iying two miles north of Tai -borough,
containing four hundred and sixty-one
acres, with a very good tl welling and
other necessary out-houses. Any per
son wihing to purchase, may do well to
come and view the premises.
IVM. B. COLLINS.
Dec. 4th, 1S27. 10
IlH Subscriber, huving obtained an
Order from the Court ef Pleas and
Quarter Sessions of Edgecombe County,
November Term, 1S27, to sell the real
teoftbe late WILLIAM PARKER.
:'JI'the purpose of paying the debts of
the deceased, will exnose'to public sale.
n "rdnesday, the 16th of January
at the late residence of said de-
XiTitt of 2Unth
H'jn? on the north side of Fishing
I -re-k, near Spiim:' U-;,l,ro ilniinf
p !ands of E. D. Macnair and others,
latammg between four and five hun
ttd ,Jcr, including a valuable Mill
l a T lLre ,s m,her already gotten,
p'Y sufficient to repair the Milltwo
f a:r gi excellent
' fine sr t of c,n.: i .it-. piiUc
mu not be sold mud the dayot sale.
MI1S Irnn. ,CI ..... .
, ,li'uuul ianu is beneved to beasva-
!"'J,e as a'lV OH Fisbinr PrnoLv atrrPPa-
'(0 'is extent. Those who feel dispo-
. , "-"i;, wouia do wen to cxa-
, or themselves before the day of
'Itr-i r 1 tweIve months, with
f c3l after six months, will be given
uuser, by giving bond with ap
ItOli'T JOYNER, Guardian
IV, !Jhc Orphans of wid Dec' tk
' 27. 17.5
TAIL OR V
RESPECTFULLY inform their cus
tomers and the public generally, that
they have just returned from New-York
with a complete assortment of the best
I hat could possibly be procured in that
city, which will enable them lo execute
their work in the most faithful, fashiona
ble and neatest manner. They likewise
have a variety of
Fancy listings, $c. such as
White Valencias, (silk striped)
Figured and plain Silk Velvets,
Buffs, black Florentines of a superior
quality, and various other dark color
ed patterns too tedious to describe.
Patent Suspenders, thread Gloves,
White cravat stii'feners, Sec. &c.
Which they will sell uncommonly
low for cash or on a short credit to punc
tual customers. They will at all times
be found at their very recent stand,
Opposite the Brick Si ore,
And one door above the store of Messrs.
Crane & Kingsbury; where they will
thankfully receive all orders in their line
of business, and pledge themselves that
nothing shall b3 lacking on their part to
render satisfaction to all those who may
favor them with their patronage.
Tarboro', Nov. G, 1S27. 12
Selling off at Cost
'jPHE Subscribers having determined
on closing their business in this
place, now offer their
Goods at prime Cost.
Their present Stock consists of a gene
ral assortment of
Dry Goods, Groceries, &c.
All of which will be sold low for Cash,
to close the concern.
tT Persons indebted to them are in
formed, that Cotton will be received in
payment until the 20th of January
and that all Notes and Accounts due us
at that time, will be placed in the hands
of a Constable for collection.
CRANE $ KINGSBURY
Tarboro', 28 Dec. 1S27. 19
COMMITTED io the Jail of Edge-
combe county, N. C. on the lGtlfof
November, 1S27, a negro fellow, who
says his nami is IIENUY, that he is
the property of Mr. James Okrev or
Akrey, and that he was purchased by;
Mr. Ukrey Irmn Mr. Amos Kawls, of
ianemord conn!, Ya. Henry is a
bout 30 years of age, 5 feet 9 or 10 in
ches in height, spire built, no marks
perceivable. The owner is requested to
come forward, prove his property, pay
charges and take him away, or he will
be dealt with as the law directs.
FRED. BELL, Jailor.
Nov. 1637. 15
Stop the Runaways!
R AN OFF from Hcaufort,
AirSC I Pirn' mi tvbnro ibnv
Wt --' w. ...... 'j
&w were employed on the iortih-
rntimis at that nl. ire.
Seven Segro Fellows,
To wit: MILLIARD, HENRY, LEW
IS, ANTHONY, ROY, ISAAC, and
FRANK. The three first-named Ne
groes were apprehended at Hicks' Ford,
Greensville county, Ya. Anthony and
Roy were at the time in company with
thoVc apprehended, but effected their es
cape. Frank was left by tho party some
20 or 30 miles beyond Halifax, N. C.
and Isaac some 5 or 10 miles on this side
of Halifax, both complaining of sickness
and unable to travel. Frank is a small
black fellow, and about 22 years of age
Isaac is a stout young fellow, about
21 years of age, complexion rather yel-
jovv Hoy is a slender black fellow, a-
bout 20 years of age and Anthony is
a stout built black fellow, about 23 years
Orao-c no particular marks recollected.
The above Negroes were making their
way to Norfolk for the purpose of join
A liberal REWARD will be given
for the apprehension of Frank, Isaac,
Roy and Anthony, and should they be
delivered to Mr. Niblo of Petersburg,
he will pay for their app. ! ::,:.-. ,1
all necessary expenses.
J. P . J j I L ' ' ; :
Cant. 3d Regt Art. sit , r. .
Faint Comfort, ne. .
Nov. 9, 1827,
WILL BE SOLD, bv virtue nf n
Deed in Trust, on Thursday, the
10th day of January next, if fair, if not,
the next fair day, at the house of James
Grant, on Fishing Creek, the leal es
tate of said Grant, containing
1800 Acres of
Lying on the waters of Fishing Creek
and Rocky Swamp. Also, a valuable
MILL, nearly new, across said Creek,
which for local situation and durability
of materials, is believed to be inferior to
none in the State with the Mill will
be sold, six or eight hundred acres of
Viney Woods Land:
For this property onc-tI;ird of the pur
chase money will be required, the bal
ance at two equal annual payments.
At the same time, will "be sold for
20 and 30 Valuable Negroes.
ALSO, on a credit of six months, Hor
ses, Mules, all of which-are first rate
Hogs, Cattle, Sheep, Corn, Fodder, Oats
Household and Kitchen Furniture
Plantation Utensils, &c. Dond with
approved security will be required.
Sale to continue from day to day until
all is sold.
ELI B. JVIIITAKER, Trustee.
8th December, 1827. 17-4
N Mondaj-, the 7lh of January next,
at the late residence of STARLING
WALLER, dte'd, will be offered for
sale to the highest bidder, on a credit of
Twenty-jive likely Negroes,
Or as many thereof, as will be sufficient
to discharge the debts of the intestate
Ronti with undoubted security will be
required, in every instance before the
property is changed, by the
AD MINIS TRA TOR.
jThose who purchased property at
the Sale of the intestate in December
last, as also those who were indebted to
him previous to his death, are earnestly
requested to make immediate payment,
as the situation of the estate will not ad
mit of longer indulgence.
December 3d, 1827. 16
Y WIFE ELIZABETH has de
serted my bed and board without
areby caution all
)m trading with
I am determined
.ie may contract.
v -if ;
rT'HE Subscriber proposes to teach a
School at FIGURES PHILIPS',
the ensuing year. The term will con
sist of eleven months, of twenty school
days each. Tuition, Twelve Dollars.
Board can be obtained at the place for
Four Dollars per month to commence
on the first Monday in January next.
He would willingly take a few stu
dents to instruct in the art of Surveying,
and flatters himself that from his long
practice in the art. he will be able to
render them ample justice.
FRED K PHILIPS.
Dec. 9th, 1S27. 17-4
7THE Exercises of this Institution will
A be resumed on Monday, the 7th day
of January next, under the superinten
dence of Mr. James D. Johnson.
AUGUSTUS BURTON, Sec'y.
17th Dec. 1S27 19-4
npHE Subscriber will offer for sale in,
the town of Halifax on Monday
next, (and continue to do so until about
the first of February,) a very extensive
Ready made Clothing,
Comprising every article now in fashion.
ALSO, some very superior blue, black,
and olive Cloths and Cassimeres. An
excellent assortment of
Hats, Fur Caps, Boots, Shoes, &c. all
of which have been lately selected ia
New-York and Philadelphia, and com
prise the most extensive assortment ever
offered for sale in this State, which he is
determined to dispose of at very mode
rate prices for cash, approved paper, or
Halifax town, Dec. 19,1827. 19-3
TOHN LOWB respectfully informs
9 the citizens of Halifax, and the publia
generally, that he still continues to ma
Boots and Shoes,
To order he has removed his stand
opposite the Farmer's Hotel, and is now
ready to supply his customers with work
not inferior to any of the northern manufacture.
N. B. Boots and Shoes repaired
short notice and on reasonable terms.
"Pull tight the stitch, for there the sub
stance lies." Old Bare.
Halifax, Nov. 27th, 1S27. 16
RANAWAY from the Sub
scriber, on the 27th day of No
vember last, a bright mulatto
boy by the name of
Between 19 and 20 years of age. I exv
pect he has steered his course toward
Halifax. I am told he has a brother by
the name of Lewis, in the town of Hali
fax, learning the blacksmith trade. The
above reward will be given if delivered
to the Subscriber near Tarborough, 01
FIVE DOLLARS, if secured in any
Jail in this State so that I get him again.
All persons are hereby forbid harboring
or employing said boy, under the penal
ty of the law.
S. L. HART.
Dec. 21. 1827, :r