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Tarbofdugh, Edgecombe County, N. C. Friday, January 9, f89.
Vol F.X0. 21.
THE "FREE PRESS,"
Zty G?o. Howard,
Is published weekly, (every Friday,) at
TITO DOLLARS per year, (or 52 num
bers,) if paid in advance Two Dollars &
fifty Cents, if paid within the subscription
year or, Three Dollars at the expiration
of the year for any period less than a year,
T;vcnty-five Cents per nvuith. Subscribers
t liberty to discontinue at any time on pay
ing arrears. Subscribers residing at a dis
tance must invariably pay in advance, or
give a responsible reference in this vicinity.
subscription discontinued unless a noti
fication to that effect is given.
Advertisements, not exceeding 16 lines,
will be inserted at 50 cents the first inser
tion, and 25 cents each continuance. Long
er ones at that rate for ewry 16 lines. Ad
vertisements must be marked the number
cf insertions required, or they will be con
tinued until otherwise ordered.
Letters addressed to the Editor rriust be
post paid, or they will not be attended to.
And for sale on Consignment,
IN addition to my former Stock, a lot
of DRY GOODS, CROCKERY &
Hardware persons wishing to ret
oirgains will do well to call and exam
ine, as I am determined to sell very
low for cash only.
have also jnst received a fresh
Jot of CUT HERRINGS, re-packed
JOS. L. SIMMONS.
Halifax, Oct. 2, 1828.
would take this opportunity of
saying to the public, that my intention
is to do a GENERAL
Therefore, persons wh may favor mc
with any article on consignment, may
rely on the strictest attention and punc
tuality. J. L. S.
Roanoke Cut Herrings,
WARRANTED to he good, for sale
at i5t cash ny harrel, near the
Bridge in Tarborough, bv
Mrs, .A. C. Howard,
TNFORMS the ladies of Edgecombe
A and vicinity, that she has opened, in
the house immediately opposite the
Uank in Tarborousjh, a handsome as
sortment of FANCY GOODS, suitable
for fall and winter wear, which they are
respectfully invited to call and examine
among them ore
Pattern silk, satin and velvet Bonnets, of the
latest Northern fashions,
Leghorn Flats, assorted numbers,
Fine and coarse straw Bonnets,
Silks and satins, plain and figured
Gros de Naples, different colors,
Black mode, velvet, and crape,
Florences, liece, gauze and sinchews,
Lutestring, satin and gauze ribands,
Superior bobinett caps and capes,
Curls, caps, and turbans,
Beaded and spangled wreaths, flowers and
, sprigs, hew and elegant articles,
Black and white Ostrich feathers,
Feathered, velvet, .md down flowers,
Bunches and wreaths of flowers,
Coral ear-drops and necklaces,
Straw, silk and fancy cord, gimps,
Fancy reticules, pin-cushions, &c.
The above articles were purchased
this fall in the Northern cities, and will
be sold on favorable terms.
Ladies' dresses, cloaks, pelisses, &c.
made to order, in the latest and most
Leghorn and straw Bonnets bleached,
dyed, or trimmed, at a short notice.
" Tarborough, Oct. 30, 1S2S.
July IS, 1S2S.
fMIE Subscriber has lost or mislaid a
large brass-barreled PISTOL, brass
plated lock, with the guard broke off.
I am uncertain whether it was left in this
place or sent to Nash to be repaired
Any information respecting said pistol
will be thankfully received.
JOHN A. IRVIN.
-Dec 17th. 1S2S. . IS-6
rpiIE TRUSTEES have employed
- Mr. .Jas. H. Strain to take chaise
very respectfully tms institution for the ensuing year,
libertv of returriny hisl1"0 exercises ot which will commence
thanks to his friends and customers in " first Monday in January next,
Edgecombe and the adjacent counties, embracing a course of studies preparaio-
for the liberal support he has me! with
in the line of his avocation since he has
been a resident of Tarborough; and he
flatters himself with the hope, that by
paving everv attention to his business
that patronage will not be discontinued.
He has just returned
From the Xortbern Cities,
With a general and lucll selected
Assortment of Goods,
Which he is proud to say, he can sell as
low as they can he procured in this
State. They are as follow, viz:
Superfine blue and black Cloths,
Olive, brown, and steel mixtures,
Cassiiueres of different colors,
Fancy siik Ves'ings,
Figured and pl-iinsilk Velvet,
Fancy Valencias, new pattern,
vmte and black Cravats,
tflack horse-skjn Gloves.
White and black beaver Hats, &c.
Gentlemen wishing to purchase any
oi the above articles, are respectfully in
yited to come and judge for themselves,
those gentlemen who furnish cloth can
nave it made and trimmed in the neatest
manner and on the shortest notice, as the
Subscriber put himself to .some trouble
wle in New-York, to obtain the latest
' most approved fashions. He has
11 wise in his employ first rate work
wen. HENRY JOHNSTON.
-arboro', Oct. 1, 1828.
ry to the University.
The Trustees are very much pleased
with the general deportment of Mr
Strain lor the past year, ending pn lhe
first day of this inst. at which time the
students were publickly examined on
their various studies, and their profi
ciency much to the satisfaction of both
Trustees and those present.
It is generally known that Farm well
is a healthy situation, entirely remote
li om scenes of dissipation. Good board
quite convenient by Mr. Robt. Arring
ton end Mr. Richard Dailey, at $5 per
month. Tuition as follows:
English, - - $8 per
Latin and Greek, - 10 session.
A. W. MOORE. Sec'?.
Shocco Female Academy.
"jVf'RS. LUCAS respectfully informs
1TA her friends and the public, that the
Exercises of the above Academy will
be resumed on the first Monday in
The utmost attention will be paid to.
the morals and behaviour of the young
Ladies placed in this Seminary; and its
retired, pleasant and healthy situation,
its salubrious air and fine spring water,
make it a very dosirable residence for
youth. This Academy has been under
her care for the last seven years, and on
ly one case of sickness has occurred du
ring this time, although the principal
part of her pupils were from the most
unhealthy parts of lhe State. Being
oniy a few miles from the stage road,
her Academy affords opportunities for
Parents and Guardians of regular com
munications with their children and
In addition to the usual elements of
Education and Plain and Ornamental
Needle Work, the young Ladies will be
instructed in Geography, History, As
tronomy, Chemistry, Botany. Philoso
phy, Mythology, Drawing and Painting
on V elvet, Music, &c.
Terms Board and Tuition, S50 per
Session. Music, $20. Painting on
Velvet, S5. For Drawing, Painting on
Paper, or Nccdie Vork, no extra charge
will be made.
Warren County, Pec. i5. 19-3
Mrs. O'Brien's School.
'THIS Seminary will resume its opera
A tions on the first Monday in next
month. Owinz to the pressure of the
times, we feel it obligatory on us to gra
duate the terms of Board and Tuition, as
nearly as maybe to correspond therewith:
Board and Tuition per Session, $55 00
Do. Do. for the younger pupils, 50 00
Music, - - - 20 00
Tuition alone, - - 12 50
Do. for the younger pupils, - 10 00
Those charges include all the expenses
of the Institution except for Books and
Stationary, which (if not provided by
parents) are furnished at cost. There
will be no summer vacation.
WilHamsborough, N. C.
Presidential Election. -It hag
)een made a question whether
the late election divided the peo
ple into the democratic and aris
tocratic parties, as in 1800. This
question is to be decided by com
paring the polls.
Dec. 6, 1828.
.!()N MOND AY, 12th of January next,
q I shall sell to the highest bidder, at
my plantation on Swift creek, in Nash
county, a fine parcel of fifulcs, a first
rage Saddle Horse, and a good Harness
Horse all my slock of Cattle, Hogs
and Sheep Farming Utensils, c. -c.
At the same lime and place I shall, as
surviving partner of Wm. T. Williams,
dee'd, sell for cash, his interest in two
brood mares and five colts, viz: one two
year old stud colt by Washington, one
year old stud colt bj' Marion, one year
old filly by Archy, and two last spring
colts, one by Kclipse and one by Shaw
anee. "E. D. WHITEHEAD,
Pec. 23, 1828. 19-3
THE Subscriber respectfully informs
a,. T..ui: i. i 4.1 iL.
uii- x uunu, inai nu nas mKuu me
well-known stand in the town of Hali
fax, formerly occupied by Wiljiam P.
Clopton, where he intends to cany on
And Harness-making Business,
In all its branches.
Work shall be executed in the. neatest
and best manner charges as reasonable
as can be afforded andT will be thank
ful to all those who may favor me
with their custom.
Halifax, Juno 19, J.S28.
N.Hampshire, 6 8
Masssachusetts, 16 ' ... 15
Rhode Island, 4 4
Connecticut, 9 8
Vermont, . 4 7
New-York, 12 20 16
New-Jersey, 7 S
Pennsylvania, S 7 28
Delaware, 3 3
Maryland, 5 5 5 $
Virginia, 21 24
Kentucky, 4 14
Tennessee, 3 11
N. Carolina, 8 4 15
S. Carolina, 8 11
Georgia, 4 9
HPIIE Subscriber has removed his Boot
and Shoe manufactory to the build
ing directly opposite the Court-House,
recently occupied by J. H. Mathewson
& Co. He bas on hand, a complete as
sortment of gentlemen's, ladies', and
children's BOOTS AND SHOES
made of the best materials, and by first
rate workmen, which he will dispose of
at reduced prices, lower than they can
be obtained in this part of the country.
Orders for any work in his line, will
be attended to at the shortest notice and
executed with neatness and durability,
as he has in his employ first-rate work
men. JAS. H. HARTMUS.
Tarboro', Dec. 23, 182S. 19-3 J
. . . . 0
Thus, it appears, that, the 16
States which voted in 1800, have
given now a similar vote, except
as the result in some of them is
varied, by their voting by general
ticket pr by districts. Wash. I'eL
Future prospects of Norfolk.--The
opening of the Dismal
Swamp Canal will be the opening
d'f an uninterrupted water commu
nication between Norfolk and a
hack country to the extent of
430 miles, principally through a
region unsurpassed in the fertili
ty of its soil, and the value of its
marketable productions, by any
other section of the Union.
It is unnecessary to pnlargo
upon a fact so interesting to men
of capital and qnterprize. Boatsi
suitable to the navigation of the
canal and of waters of North Car
olina, to Weldon, at the Falls of
Roanoke, are nearly ready to
commence operations; and in a
little time the establishment of
commercial houses and agencies
may be confidently expected.
Thus with a cheap conveyance
and the certainty of a market at
Norfolk for their wiieat, flour,
cotton, tobacco, corn, and other
productions, the planters on the
Roanoke and its branches, in
North Carolina and .-Virginia
will be enabled to extend the
cultivation of those products, and
to find profitable employment for
their vast dominions, heretoiore
remaining idle, because no price
that could be obtained fgr their
produce would pay the expence of
getting it to market. Norf. Her.
Emigration. The western pa
pers state that emigrants in vast
numbers have poured into India
na, Illinois, and Missouri the pre