North Carolina Newspapers

    VOL. II ]
cii.inLOTTi:, jv. c. tuksday, septe.mhek 19, isse.
[KO. 09.
No paper will be discontinued, unless at the
discivtion of tlie editor, until all arrearages are
AnvtnTisEMEHTs will be inserted at the usual
rates. Persons sending- in advertisements, are
requested to note on the marj^in the numl)cr of
insertions, or they will be continued until forbid^
and cliarged accordingly.
\i‘awA I'or ^a\c.
fllflFi subscriber offers
X for sale a valuable
i tract of I.and, on accoui-
Imodating ternns, wliicli,,
lies in the Ioavc r ]>art of Iredell county, on tlie
head waters of Ilocfcy River, adjoining' tlie lands
jf i. S. Houston, Henjamin lircvavd and others,
and containing- 372 acres. 'I’lie saiil land is of
jfood quality and well watered, both as to spring’s
and branches. Of the land now in crop, amount
ing’ to 40 or 50 ucrcH, the most of it is well ma
nured anti \\ ill produce corn, cotton or wheat,
in siifliciont ([uantity to aliundantly compensate
tlie luis!)andinan for iiis labor, Kxperiment has
proven tliat it is peculiarly adapted to receive
peat and permanent benefit from manure.—
'l iicre is on it a larjye portion of low grcunds,
(;f excellt-nt ipiality, eitlier fur meadow or pas
ture, 10 or 12 acres of which are in good order
and have been mowed i'or a number of years.
Tiie principal dwelling-house is large an(l com-
■niodious, wliieh, with a little additional expense,
riiigiit be maile comfortable and convenieiil even
for a larg'e family. Tiie situation on which it
stands is jji'obably equal to any in this or the ad-
iaC'. lit counties- 'I'here is a well of jj(>od wa-
fi r convenient to the house, and a larg'e, fertile
{garden, i herc are two imi)rovements on this
traet. which will be sold together or separately,
to suit purehastrs. It would be a desirable
plaet of resitU nce for a member of tiie profes
sion of Law or a Physician, being in respect-
al)le and populous neip^hborhood, and at nearly
an equal distance from ii\e surrounding villages.
It is unnecessary tt> give a further description
of this land, as tliose, no doubt, wishing to pur
chase, will \icw the j)remiscs. For terms, ap-
])ly to the siii)si.ribcr, living 5 miles north of
Concord, Cabarrus countv.
A. C. M’REF,.
X. H. Anpi’oved cash notes, negroes, or notes
negotiable ami pavable at the Charlotte Hank,
will be received in paxment. A. C. M.
ilowsfc ol*
And Stage House, at the sign of the Eagle,
in Charlotte, North-(;arolina, i)v
la 1.16
For the benefit of OXI'OHD ACADEMY in
Noith-Carolina, C^c.
The sub.scriber intends to comnicnre run
ning a Stage from Charlotte to Camden,
in the month ot October next. He ]>urposes
to caiTy pa.ssengers on cheaper terms than the
present rates of st.ige fare ; and will make ev
ery arrangement to secure the comfort and con
venience of travellers.
August 2o, 1826. 4t99
Uockland Plantation, contain-
ing 745 acres, lying in the fork
of big Sugar Creek, adjoining tiie
, .lands of W illiam Cook, Dr, Fox, and
others; payable in four paynir-nts, viz:—
on the 1st day of January, 1828, 1829, 1830, and
1831, with on the three last pavments
from the first day of January, 1829. IJonds,
with approved security, will be required, or a
lien on the lands. Those who m;iy ui.'^h to
purchase, must make ajjplication tomysclf, or
Col. Thomas (i. Polk, who isauthorised to sell,
before the loth of Octobcr next. 'I'lie purch;.s-
er can have the crop on the ground at a fair val
uation, together with stock, fanning tools, kc.
81103 V.’lLl,: i'Ol.K.
uullwrily of the IStutt vf 2surth'L'urulinu.
UK.111'.ST PHIZF-,
20,000 B01LAHS,
Dramng fo cunimcncr in Ililhf.oroit^h, on the 2d
Monday of Scpiemijtr nejit.
7,0 rtC
Prize of
Dollars, is J20,000
I'lRsT ( LJSS—Tu hr drann 29th A'or. 1826.
.J. 15. YA I ES A. McINTYKF, Mona^irs.
Prize of
i!> $12,000
■ - 5,000
15,6uO lllanks.—24,360 Tickets.
This is a Lottery formed by the ternary pcr-
inutatiou ol o'J numbers. To determine the j
prizcs tlurein, the .hJ numbers will be publicly j
pl.i.cid in a wiicel on the day of drawing-, and
four ot' them be drawn out; and that Ticket
luiviiig.on it tlic 1st, 2d and .id drawn numbers,
in tiK ord'-r in which drawn, will be entitleiT to
the prize of ^ 12,000.
Aiui those live other Tickets having on them
the sauie numbers, shall be cntithil to the pn-
/.cs uilixed to them n:Sj)ectivcly, viz ;
The 1st, oil and 2ii to >('1,000
Tiu^ 2d, \s) and .Id to 5,000
The 2il, .nl and 1st to 1,000
The 3d, 1st and 2d to 2,.'iOO
'1 he 3(1, 2d and 1st to 1,3jO
Tlie 6 ticlu-ts wliit h shall Ik'.vo on them the
st, 2d and Itli drawn nunihc rs, in sonii’ one of
Mu ir (H'lkrs, will each be entili(.d to a prize ot
Th' 12 tickets v.liich sliall have on them any
'■)thi'r three ut tiie drawn numbers, in any onler
ol p' nnutation, will i aeii ue entitkd to a prize
The l.'jh tickets which shall ii iv;- two of tin
.'.'.I', n iiuml)( rs oii i!u ni, and tiio-ie two tin- ,>ii
> id -1th, v. ill (.-;icii hi entitled to a jirl.'.e ;f i>.)0.
I h(wi- 7 i> / tieUels wiiieli shall iiave on tlf iii
■ .line otiu r tv\o of tii.’ di.iwn iiuinlier-', will each
l>.- eiititkil to a jiri/c (>f i-lu.
And those r,SU0 iickfts, w liieh shall have on
MU in s..nil' one ol the dr .\vn nuinbi. r, w ill (.a‘-
iM- I u;itlf I to a j)nzc of >5.
''O tiriict wineli sliail lia\ e drau n a pri/ir (n
1 siip.M'ior ilenonuiiatHiii can be ( iititUrd to an
ili'ri(U-|)rI’riz'.'s payable tori;,
’ 'le di'au I”,;-, and subjt. cl to the usu. 1 ilv.uur,tion
"1 l.> per ci-nt.
1 idii. Is .ui I ;'' ar(.r, can i>e had in the abovi
‘ff'hi WK; at ilie .Managers’ OHices.
hole Tickel.s, 00 | (iuart-r.j, 2.‘>
Halve?, '2 50 1
and Sliarcs in tlio ahov
LrMery, are for -ale at the oflice ot tin- (jal.i,.
•h''inial. Ord. rs by n.uii, enclv-'i'-'iii Uu- '-ash
■'•■1 be promptly aV.eiiJ.'d *,e.
9,000 Prizes, ^ 23,886 tickets at ?5 is 119,-130
14,886 Hlanks5
Q^i^ot tu'o Bhmks to a Vrhe.^CQ
500 Tickets to be drawn in a day—to be com
pleted in 18 days’draw ing. All the numbers
to be placed in one wheel, and the prizes in an
'J'hc lust draum Ticktt on the
F'irst day, will be entitled to a Prize of $200
Second day, 500
Third d;iy, 500
Fourth day, - - - 5Uu
l ifthday, . . . ^ 5U0
Sixth tlay, . . . ' 50U
Si venth day, 500
I’/ighlh day', - 5QU
Ninth day, l-,000
Tenth day, . i^ooO
Eleventh day, i,000
Twelfth day, 1,000
Thirteenth il;iy, 1,000
Fourteenth day, 1,000
Fifteenth day, 1,500
Sixteenth day, 5,000
Seveiiteentli day, 10,0(;0
Eighteenth day, 20,000
The rest of the prizcs floating in the .vlieel
from the commencement, amounting to
Prizes payable at the *.\gency.of the Rank 'of
Cape-Fear, in liillsborongli, N. C. 30 d:iys after
the completion of the drawing, subject to a dis-
eoint of 15 percent. All prizes not demanded
within 12 months from the completion of the
drawing, will be consider..d asforfiited to the
uses of the Lottery.
WEPiH, Co)n)uismncr.
Ilii!.-boron^!i, KS26, ,
The attention of the North-(’arolina publii- is
respectfully invited to the furegoing srhcine.
The hiTidable piirjiose contemplated w ill, it is
ho[.H(l, secure to it the aid id' those who ar«
iriendly to the inti restsof'literature andscienci;
;ind the name alone ot the geiitU r.i.ui who'h;is-
eonsenti d to ;ict as (loinmissloner in the m;in-
ageinent of the Loitery, is a sullieieiit j)led;;'e oi
the fairness with which it will be eondiicted.
A. I). Ml IM'llLV.
in the above Lolttjry nre
t'or sale at t'lc Oiliee of the Jouvn.d. Orders b}
mail, v'll be jji-oinptly attended to.
V vv\)\ic Eutt\*\v\*i\^ iWiiwV.
^I^lir, subscriber informs bis frieiuls anil t!
B pii'.die, that he h;is jiurciiased that Wt 11
Kiio.ui establishment, l.itely owned and ocru;)i-
ed b\ Dr. lUndei'son, and is no-.v prepared to
. nlert.iin tr.ivcllers and others, who loay plfjse
to e.dl on him ; and no exertions will be spared
lo render them comfortable, and their st..y a-
:;Tiiable. His table will be furnished with t \-
ei-i variety w iiirh the country aUbrds ; bis b;tr
w'l;li the best of liquors; and his stables v.i'h
d nt\ of jirovender, and careful servants will
le ill con.stant atleiiuaiice.
Clnii'lotte, Ajnil 20, IhJO. . * {Ju
Si'vuwuv KMX Wve.
g rs r pu!)lished, and for sale at tliis office
>5 p.ri
12^ cents, “ ,V
s I■'II• KI, (;. (; I
iiioii on the Atone-
I.I., A. M.
.VU'A^\vUV('U\r^ ‘auA
Lit sale, .i*. liic Ol’uC'- ul l!.c Jouriial.
.Mr, IhxGH.vM : Several circumstances
have interrupted the Juvenile Essays,
heretofore, in their regular appearance.
They are now resumed under the expec
tation of appearing regularly. My young
trieiuls could furtiish a number every
week, but will probably furnish a number
only once in three weeks. If the diamond
beauties of the ancient Classics are inter
spersed in these Essays, your readvrs, it
is hoped, will not think it ostentatious.
•‘To an eye practised in the original
Latiu and Greek authors, there is a
clear opening of sense, which a thick
cloud mantles, the moment it is translat
ed.” Select quotations, like jewels, if
well set, reflect beauty arourd them,
while they do not disjoin the composiiion
nor obscure the path of the unlettered
Independence and Decision of Character.
Our world is diversilied Iiy numerous
• iistinguishin^j^ and peculiar shades of
 haracter. With justice and propriety
the woild has been compared to a stajije,
iVom the varioua contrast of character
there exhibited. Aside from that pecu
liarity of character which designates and
distinguishes the various tiations of man
kind, there is still a very observable di
versity of character to be perceived u-
mong the members of the same classes
and communities. This diversity of
character may be observed not only a-
inong ttie highest and most refined of
civilized, enlightened and christiani*ed
society, but it may readily be marked in
all the grades of mankind. To enumer
ate all the marked distinctions of charac
ter, which present tiieinselves to our
view, would carry us too far at present.
One particular and impurtaiii trait of the
human character shall sufTice fur the pre
sent discussion ; that is, Independence and
Dccinion of Character.
'I'he iiiiluence and worth of this quali
ty of the mind, are both gieat and obvi
ous. How dreadfully deficient is man, a
creature at best poss'essing but feeble
powers, if he be destitute of this noble
fjuality ! How likely to become “a
iVather for every wind that bluws,” sur
rounded, as he invariably must be, with
innumerable ol)jects calculated to perplex,
to divert and to repress his operations !
How badly fitted is he for passing through
the various scenes of jirivate life in se-
cui'iiy and happiness ! How infinitely
worse would he be qualified for the more
important and more responsible scenes
of public life ! How inci>mpetent to en
gage in deeds of “ noble daring !” Hovt
apt to dwitidle away to a mere nothing in
the work! 1 In whom this disiinguislung
cjudlity exists, independent of every thing
but rcr.son, and supijorcing his firm and
resolute decisions upon a consciousness of
acting in confortiiity to the dictates of
reason, he stands unshaken, like the ma
jestic oak of the forest, defying the rag
ing storms that toss, and roar, and beat
against his strong consolidated body. He
remains unlmrt and fearless amidst such
scenes as try the very souls of men.
We shall see the incalculable benefit of
this character, and bo constrained to ac
knowledge its vast inllnence, wheth
er we contemplale it in private, or in a
pul)lic situation. Let us, for tliiy sake ol’
further elucidation of the su!)ject, consid
er it in a private character. 'i'he most
private which we could imagine, and the
one most disengaged from the busy w orld,
iias, notAvithstanding the secluded state ii.
which he may live, his points lo gain, has
his adversaries and competitors to con
tend with. This all'ords him a circuit in
which lo move, evolving his ingenuitv,
and displaying his mental weapons ot de
fence. Measures are to be planned, a-
(!opled and ettected. ll'lic beol'an indi-
cisive character, he will hesitate, per
haps, for houi's between two dilVerent pro-
])osiiions : and at iast probably adopi
neither j but will Ik; obliged lo call to his
assistanie the aid of another, ^\’lla^.
then, must naturally be the consequence.
Iluw can v.e admit of more than a suj)-
[losition of a ])rohabi!itv, that one, win.
perhap'S is not actuated to devise, or pei -
lorin, by any motives in\olving scll-inter-
esi, will adjust his business with tin
same skill, prudence, exactness and pjre-
cision, as if//i? himself had pei formed ii,
who, be\und doubt, miist feel himseJfun
ttUid inltrei,tedP \et, to what other ex
pedient could he have lecoursef 'I'u
what other refuge more favourable, could
lu' ilee, with any kind of imaginable hope
of snctess, whoso ininci is so subordinatt
ind ap(>cnue(i, an to be unable, either to
de\lse, to determine, or to act indepcn
dently ? Such an one docs virtually con
fess himself to be a slave. While, on
the other hand, he who lays his own
schemes, devises his own plans and mea
sures himself, placing his sole depen
dence on, and deciding with a conscious
ness of being supported by reason, gains
his objects lo his wish,—improves hU
noble inherent faculties,—is free from ob-
ligution,—is exempted from being har
assed and p».rplexed by the doubts, dis
quietudes and fears of an indecisive and
dependent mind,—and without reserve,
avers his native and just privilege of men
tal freedom. How applicable to him is
the declaration of the Poet Horace,
**Nuhis sine cortice.” He sails the ruU\ed
sea of life in his own bark. Reason his
pilot, independence his helm, he steers
his course through the rugged way, e-
(juaily disdaining the stormy temj)cstthat
lowers, atid rages, and clashes above, and
the rolling billows, that murmur, and
toss, and threaten beneath. In the next
place, let us conteniplate this trait of
character in a public station.
Here we are led to see its real advan
tage and influence. Here we see it held
up to our view as a lamp that dilVuses its
light all around. Its value we see in
times of wars and commotions, when it
“rides in the whirlwind, and directs,
the storm.” In that station, we likewise
see it, when placid peace has returned,
devising measures deep, judicious, firm
and stable, for the welfare of society; and
administering justice, without ])rejudice,
and without fear, liold, daring, intrepid
and jus’, it neither dreads the insidious
attacks of malicious and subtle intriguers,
nor will itself cover to an unreasonable
or injudicious measure. Of such a char
acter were our venerable ancestors, whose
theatre was fixed on the fragments of
that shattered isthmus, rent asunder by a
convulsive shock, which had connecled
thiscontinent to tyPinnit: liritain. When
floating and tossing on an unknown sea,
they v» ere encompassed by every thing
calculated to appal the stoutest heart,
and to shake, if i)(j.ssl!)le, the firmest res
olution,—on every hand danger ihreateti-
ing,—in every corner death lurking,—if,
then, they had been destitute of this glori
ous principle, how shocking, how lamen
tably shocking, must have been the result
of that convulsion ! 'i’he cruel hand of
despotism must here have fixed its throne,
—must here have been wielding now its
iron rod ! This land, now blooming all
in vernal beauty, under the innuence of the
genial sun of liberty, must have been over
spread, yea, must have been shrouded, in
the clouds and thickest darkness of usur
pation and tyranny. Science and educa
tion, which now rise triumphantly on the
Eagle wings of Independenee, and diffuse
their bright inlluence throughout every
corner of our happy country, must have
been rigorously limited, fettered and res
trained. Our Commerce, which now,
under the American Eagle, floats, at
pleasure, on every sea, must have been
restricted by the unrestrained will of the
British Lion. The internal improvement
to which, on all occasions, liioy had tiie
greatest recourse. They were too ricli
ihemselves to borrow, too proud fur ser
vile imitation. Tiiey would not, they
could not brook the idea of being append
ed. They would not, they '•ould not hes
itate long between two opinions. Rea
son, cultivated and exercised, was ever
at hand, with her just weights and balan
ces, to pronounce the preponderant.—
Then quickly the one must be rejected,
the other ado[)ted.
t/i Metnenio.—Amonpr the manifold
dinicullies \vith wli-cli the faithful Pat
riots vvlio achievpil oiir indepeudcnco
liatl to struji;‘!;le, pro!)ably the most em
barrassing; nas tho fluctuating value and
enormous ilcprcciation o( tho continen
tal money, as It was called. To shyw
what a wi'eiehed measure of Value and
medium ot exehano;c our fathers wore
compelleti to use, we give the following
items from a mess-ljill dated in 1780
and 17SI, The hill was showed to us
by a soldier of the revolution, still liv-
intj; in r(!si)cct anioii" us, who was at the
time a lieutenant in the regular service,
and head of the mess referred to. We
have not room lor tho whole bill, and
therefore sclect the following charges as
giving the general scope of the docti*
Lieut.— —, for the Mes.s,
'I'u . Dr.
1780—Oct, 30, 81b. Sugar, at $l-l,!fH2 00
Dec. 6, J lb. do. at 16, 6 J. 00
irSl —Feb. \, 2 qls. Spirit.^, at 50 100 00
Mar. 6, 15 yds, 'I'wist, at 10. 150 00
“ 6, ,5 Ih'ushes and lllai kb'II, ‘J5 00
“ 15, 1 |)t. \\ ine, f-tu, 1 lb.
Sugar, ? 18, .58 ()Q
Apr. 1, IHIack Silk Hdkf. ^5 00
“ 11, 1 1-2 doz. Eggs, at ;|5l2. 18 00
#672 00
'Fhi^ IS but a small specimen of tho
cnibarrassment of the revolution, vvc
cotifcs.s, hut it is a very decisive one. If*
a man will hut reflect on the train of
eat>ses which lead to the depreciation oi*
the currency of a country, he will find
matter enough to oeeuj)y his thou'*-ht«
and excite his wonder, even in these
few items of a rness-biil. From theso
charges it would seem that tho paper
money of the time was worth about one
l)er cenL of its nominal value—that i.s,
55100 in paj)er was worth about one iSl
in specie. W hat a miserable instrument
was this for providing fiir the wants of a
struggling nation, and defending armies
against the incicmeneies of these nortn-
en skies. A fluctuating and depreciat
ed currency, at,my time a public griev
ance, in time of war, when money is .so
indispensible for [lutting the public
strength into battle array, becomes a ca
lamity of Uie most formidable nature ;
and to bear up under it, and in despite
of its paralysing influence to uphold and
carry lorward a great and glorious
of our country, which now advances ^ cause, requires the tnost devoted patri-
with gigantic strides,—wliich even now is j otism, the highest kind of courage and
fit to'dispute the palm of superiority with constancy, and con.stiturs tlio most unc-
tbe tratis-atl.iniic, world, if not totally I quivocal evidence of public vii'ltie
curbed, must, at least, have advanced .
with a Vulcan’s gait. Our Ciceros, our I,, ^ ma ters of fact, do more
Demosthenes, ourS(dons, our Lirurguses, I description, to
must all have dcperuied on the sunshine mind back lo “the tinirs that,
of royal favor, and lingered around a roy- men’s souls,” and to reveal the
x\ co'urt. Rut, happy circumstance for
America ! Ncvei- did this glorious prin
ciple exist in less contaminated puritv,—
never was this character more palpably
iiidented on buinan licart, thjn on the
iiearts of those magnanimous, those hero
ic, ilio.'ic decisive inembet s of our venera
ble Continental Assembly. This, fheir
real natui'o ami extent of those ohsf.Tcles
which lay in the way to indepf-mh nco
and freedom. It would he well tolln'nkor
these things more than i.s customary,
for it is wonderful how soon the nictiio-
ry of obhgntions which im()Iy pcciinia-
ble L.onlinentaI Assembly. Fhis, fheir ^
acts, their (icclarations, their whole lives ' ^ ‘’ftiiclaw
that corporations h.-ive no s.nils, can.iot
i)e made to re(.«| the force ofstich claims,
and lioy/ever lavnsh of gratitude, are
will testify. 'J'heir measures did not i
lK*ar one taint of fear, though by rocks,
sliouis, and whirljxjols, they were sur
rounded on every side. 'I’heir language
wus not the language of indecisiotu arid
doubt, neiiher was il tiie language of hair-
brained rashness, or head-strong fully.—
most injuriouJy frugal of their coin.
... Indiana, .lonathaii Jennm -s ha';
livai hicnlai Inmpiudcnrv, Uecision lound-j been elected u representative to the 2n'th
•d cn the sure base ol profound reason. Congress without opposition, and (). |f
Smith, a firm supporter of die adminis
tration, has been eleriod frinn the dis
trict now represented by John Test, who
is opposed to it.
marked iheii* judicious resolutions.—
I'heii' inlluence, v.iih electric rapidity,
dashed tlu-oughcjiit the {:ontivent, arid
iniparied tu thousands the lire of genuine .
patriotism. i'hey ros\. they defeiuieil, ^ „
they ilcteuled ; and genuine iil.'erty was] Returns fiom Ilhnois make it probable
the pr.ze, - W e may justly say ol those ’ that Ninian lidwarils has beet'i elected
n(dde spiiits, as tin* I'oet Horace sjjcaks ^ Governor of that State,
of iiis ’“jmtutn vt tiiuirrni /jrti/Mnsifi riruni.^' 1
1 hem, " HU-I'lilttm i/i'^hintis ti/ninni, nec\ A western editor thus prefaces tlic ati-
ciriuni nrdor pnii.'tt jumniinin ::n;tte (juatit' nonnc.eincnt of his ov/n marria'ri ; “ W’liat
,\o!idit.” in war and in peace; in the se- 1 /rn'.">'tn be triit-, that will 1 liave thv
nate-iioube and in the humble cottage, boliiu'jss to pul.'iish.”
the uiilily, (lie glory and tlie happiiu^s;
ol those who bear this motto visible in i ri I'nglish missiona:''-in .1 ira, s'frate.s
*heir face, are surely obvious. Such we ^ that in tiie village of Jhiiietuure. ,i,‘J
may find to have been the charucter of' vuinity of ilatavia, wiiere iliei e“» s a co*^
the greatest masier spirits ol the wo;id. lony of two thousarMi ( liinesr, he f()und
wlio arc handed down to us by the pen c)f! in one of their houses, an l'.ur;jpcati*
•li'-tory. 1 he great sp: ing and source of | tui-c of lionaj)arti-, in a giii fra;n,
iheir power ;;nd inllitence, originated in! which the [leoplc offer itictl'it!: au ' '
iheir own besoms. There lay ihc m:at' nii^ht and morning,".

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