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TUESDAY, AUGUST 7, 1821.
The Sacrament was administered in the
New Church in this place, for the first
time, on last Sabbath, by the Rev. Mr.
Freeman, assisted bv the Rev. Mr. Rob
insox, pastor of I'oplar Tent congregation,
Cabarrus county. The number of com
municants was verv considerable ; and the
congregation assembled to witness this
interesting rite unusually large.
The Trustees of the Western College
tvill meet at Lincolntcn, on the 29th of
this month, for the purpose of locating
that important institution. We repeat
this notice, that all who feel an inclination
toattend, maybe duly apprized of the time.
The following toast was drank at the
late celebration of our Independence at
Oxford, and published in the Raleigh Star
of the 2 1 st ultimo :
lly .If-. S. K. Sneed May the freemen of
North Carolina not be led so far astray by the
cries and threats of "Western Demagogues, as to
vote for a Convention.
Pitiful ebullition ! Bright specimen of
Thus, people of the West, are yen
treated by the East ! by those who possess
all the talents and all the refinement of
the state, and who are, if the above be ta
ken as evidence, in every sense of the
term, Gentlemen I Rut be true to your
selves, and the shafts of malice, and envy,
and folly, will fall powerless at your feet.
The time is not distant, when even the
proudest of the eastern aristocracy will
feel the necessity of laying aside thct
sontemftt with which they now treat you ;
when they will learn that they can no more
successfully contend with you with moral
and intellectual, than with physical force.
The legislature of Connecticut (says a
northern paper) has passed a law to pre
vent the spreading of Canada thistle.
The law requires every owner or posses
sor of lands to cut down all the Canada
thistle growing thereon, or in the high
ways adjoining the same, so often as to
prevent their going to seed, under penalty
of five dollars for every neglect.
Now we conceive the legislature had no
more right to pass such a law, than it has
to prescribe what kinds of grain a farmer
shall iow, or to enact that he shall raise
ruta baga instead of potatoes. The vb
ject of the law is good ; but the method to
attain it is not. It is another instance of
over-nv.ich legislation added to the many
others which we have witnessed in these
times so prolific of strange events, of won
derful discoveries, and of new inventions
in legislation, law, religion, mechanics,
Sec. he. to the end of the chapter. The
farmers certainly will look to their own
interests, and doubtless clear their farms
of thistles, w ithout legal coercion ; and to
keep the highways clear, would be, we
should suppose, the duty of the overseers
or surveyors. In this case, as well as in
some others, the farmers would probably
Ihank their legislators to " let tiiem
aloxe." If legislation is to be employed
upon objects so trifling, and so palpably
out of its sphere, wc may next expect to
hear of a law compelling farmers to raise
a certain quantity of scull cap, to prevent
people from running mad, and of some
other medicinal herbs, such as mayweed,
cammon.ilcjbalm, sage, Sec. to suard them
against sickness, and thereby expose to
starvation that very numerous and useful
class of cur citizens styled Doctors. We
adise one and all to look.about ; for there
is no knowing where or in what this le
gislating mania will end. It is likely to
end in the ruin of some of the states ; and
if our National Legislature, should legis
late to the extent tequired by some of
the legislating gentry, there is great fear
it will end p the ruin of us all.
The relieving copy of a bill for the division of
liovati county came to us enclosed in a letter
dated thy 8th, post-marked the 17th at Mock's
Old Field, and handed to v.s h the postmaster in
Salisbury on the 31st ultimo, the tlay on which
far paner walsued, and of cciiriC too Ir.te fcr
ircrticn Jar,t week.
"When we commenced the publication of the
Carolinian, we pledged ourselves that it should
be devoted to the interests of the Wst : we
avowed our determination cautiously to steer
clear of county politics, and not to admit into our
columns any communication that, from its local
nature, could only be interesting to a very small
portion of our subscribers. Every person, upon
reflection, must feel the delicacy of our situation.
At first thought, the following appeared to us to
have so direct a bearing on the sectional inter
ests of the county as to exclude its publication ;
but upon further consideration, as it mentions
no names, and as the bill, in itself, may probably
be of interest to many of our subscribers, wc
concluded to publish it agreeably to request ;
and should have done so without a single re
mark, but for a report that has reached us.
Within a day or two we have been told it is cur
rently reported that wc absolutely refused to
publish the bill, either gratuitously or for pay !
We would charitably hope that the report is
founded in mistake, rather than in malice and
falsehood, the usual attendants of little minds.
A BILL, providing for the Division of Rowan
Be it enacted by the General Assembly qf
the State of 'urth-Carolina, and it is here
by enacted by the authority of the same,
That all that part of I'owan County lying
north of a line beginning on the Randolph
line at a point from which a due west
course will pass north" of Salisbury ten
miles, thence a due west course until it
intersects the south fork of the Yadkin
river, thence up the said south fork until
it intersects the Iredell line, be, and the
same is, hereby declared to be a separate
and distinct County, under the name of
An abstract from the original rejected
Given 2d June, 1821.
W. HILL; Secretary.
At Jirattlcborough, fVt.J
The American Soldier In "times that trv
men's souls," his blanket is his mantle his tent
his bed and tabernacle his knapsack his store
house May his fortitude, with his rations, be
ample, and liis reward, the sweets of liberty and
lly Stephen Crecnleaf, Esq. The American
Parsers May they enjoy the rewards of their
labor in abundant harvests flowing vintage, full
granaries, crowded barns, large dairies, teeming
herds, lusty bullocks, glutted stalls, stout horses,
fine fleeces, fat hr?gs, threat potatoes, huge pump
kins, a good market, fair prices, no cheating, no
visits by the worm, the fly, the grasshopper, the
mildew, by early frosts, bv direct taxes, by need
less subscriptions, by sheriffs or constables and
beware of being overreached by merchants,
wheedled by lawyers, cajoled by butchers, swin
dled by gamblers, beset by p'ek-pockets, dun
ned by tavern keepers, coaxed by jilts, or de
ceived bv one another.
At Amenta, .V. Y.
TJy Thomas Hitchcock, Esq. a Bachelor The
Fair Sex We with pleasure anticipate a return,
ere long, to their former charming simplicity
of manners and dress ; for loveliness needs not
the aid of foreitrn ornaments from England,
France, and India, but 'is, when unadorned,
adorned the most."
By Mr. Hal!, in behalf cf the ladies May the
Dandies and old Bachelors be carried off in the
bcllman'i cait with the rest of the rubbish.
rojl THE "WESTERN" CIUOLIMAX.
Jiocl v Kivrr, Jidu 12, 1821.
MESsn. Editors: The following report of the
examination of the Bocky Bivcr Academy was
hastily written, with no idea of publication ; but
from the solicitation of a number of respectable ,
erentlemen, I am induced to send it to you. A.
The examination was held on the 11th of July,
in the presence cf a number of literary gentle
men. Upon the 12th, the students entertained
a very large audience by an interesting exhibi
tion. 1st Class. J. E. Kerr was examined on Latin
grammar; his examination approed.
2d Class. II. A. Springs, and L. C. Kilpatrick,
were examined on Erasmus : these little boys
sustained a good examination.
3d Class. C. Locke, W. S. Macay, and C. F.
Harris, were examined on Nepos. Their exam
ination is highly approved.
4th Class. E..Wilie and J. Wilie were exam
ined on Virgil. Their examination is sustained.
5th Class. I. Coleman, C. Pearson, M. Moore,
M. Locke, O. Wilie, J. Orr, W. Harris, I. Wilson,
C. Harris and John Harris, were examined on
Virgil, Greek testament, and Cicero. This class
acquitted themselves remarkably w ell.
fth Class. J. E. Morrison, .1. M. Wilson, II.
Hall, C. Morrison, J. Alsobrook, W. E. White,
J. II. Wilson, and T. Harris, were examined on
Virgil, Horace, Cicero, Greek testament, and
Lucian. This class sustained an excellent ex
amination. 7th Clas. J.'M. Davidson, L. Alscbrook, C.
Harris, M. W. Morgan, and L. Harris, were ex
amined on the languages in general, and geog
raphy. These young gentlemen manifested a
knowledge of their studies highly satisfactory.
Mr. Davidson sustained a very good examination
Ail the students of the Academy were ai,o J
examined on the Scriptures, and acquitted them
selves very satisfactorily.
In some of the above classes, more honoris,
no doubt, due to certain individuals than to oth
ers; but from the difficulty cf placing1 a just es
timate upon the comparative merit of every
scholar, and from the accuracy of the students
in general, the assurar.es is given to those who
feel conscious of superior merit, that the distinc-
I ticn they deserve is willingly ascribed to them.
" It is stated, with pleasure, that there is no ne
cessity of reprobating any student, cither for in
attention to business or irregularity in conduct.
But the vouncr erentlemen of the Academy are
urged to remember, that 'tis not barely passing
through the forms of schools or universities, that
will give a taste for erudition, or command pub
lic approbation. Habits of study must be form
ed, and a taste for learning must be cherished.
Science must be loved before it ever will be pos
sessed ; and this attachment can be formed only
by persevering attention and unbending resolu
tion. A rare combination cf talents may raise
their possessor even to the eminence, and carry
him through all the eccentricities, of a Crich
ton ; but 'tis the most undivided industry alone
' that can give the sway and overpowering excel
lence of a Chatham, or a Mansfield, or insure the
eminence of a Hale, a Kittcnhousc, or an Edwards.
When the attainments of science are made with
reluctance, and its difficulties viewed with hesi
tation, the doubting vofary may give up the race,
and despair of ever passing the goal of eminence.
But the most powerful of all considerations
should stimulate you in the arduous pursuit.
Gratitude to parents, who have strewed your
path-way with the dearest privileges, and whose
solicitude is yet awake, and is yet hovering over
your prospects, should kindle the flame of dar
ing enterprizc. And the brightest prospects
which a fine and generous country can open to
her sons, are before you. Now it is you may
take the incipient steps to distinction ; now the
foundation of a literary mansion may be laid, and
upon this foundation you may build a command
ing, and lofty, and beautiful tdif.ee, or a totter
ing, decaying, and despicable fabric. 'Tis now
you may enter the opening flowers of literature,
and extract from them sweet draughts, upon
which you may feast in the cells of retirement,
when the winter of old aire shall have driven
you from the lively theatre of human activity.
Now it is that you may lay up those sound treas
ures which, when the clouds of adversity shall
have arisen, and the storms of bereavement have
burst upon 3 oe, will alleviate the heavy pressure,
and point to a world of pcacei where stcrms of
sorrow never blow, where the rapfe of enemies
is never felt, and where adversity is unknown.
Improve the privileges you now enjoy, and
these attainments and their dear consequences
may be realized ; but if neglected, they will give
poignancy to the multiplying stings of disap
pointment. It is with pleasure the statement is mace, upon
facts which justify it, that the morality, brotherly
concord and decency of deportment, which have
ever characterized this Academy, mark the stu
dents who new compose it. Beligion, with the
solemnity of its truths, has often been presented
to the attention of the young gentlemen, and 'tis
hoped not without effect. 'Tis this, after all, to
which every attainment should be subservient.
Learning, with all its blandishments, must vanish
away, and the arts and: the distinctions of life
will be forgotten; but Beligion will remain for
ever, and forever bloom. It is tliis that gives
lustre to the acquisitions of the scholar; and
without it, they only assimilate him to the prince
of darkness, and fit him for deeds of atrccity.-
" Learn this," savs Price, "and vou secure cverv
thing : lose this, and all is lost.'
Of the talents, and qualifications, and industry,
of the Rev. Johx M. Wilsov, teacher of the
Academy, the writer of this report need say but
little. They are too well known to the public
to be enhanced by any eulogy he can give. As
, in every department of life this excellent man is
an ornament to soc;eiy, so as a teacher he has
rnven thr hifhrst rvnmnTe nnd rnmmnndrd imi-
. . . .
versal approbation. 1 he prosperous existence
of the Academy for more than ten years, without
the least jar or difficulty in the exercise of its
discipline, without any discommodation to those
who live around it, or without the slightest um
brage to those who have been its patrons, are
the best testimonials to the worth cf its superin
tendent. There are other testimonials, no less
numerous and no less precious : they exist in the
hearts of those who have been his pupils. These
speak but one language when they talk of his
merit, and this is the language of grateful admi
ration. Whether men cf so great worth, and of the
profession of those who are engaged in teaching
Academics in our country, should be thus occu
pied, is not a question now to be determined
but it is worthy of remark, that some of the most
distinguished men, in different ages of the world,
have been thus engaged, and some bright lumi
naries in science have been thus educated.
Follow some of the greatest men in the Grecian
and Roman republics to the sources from which
they received their education, and you will go
with them to Academies. Men no less distin
guished in heathen mythology than Pythagoras,
I'lato and Socrates, taught Academies, and taught
some distinguished men. Look at Europe, when
that flood of light burst upon it which opened
the eyes cf deluded thousands, and how was it
ushered in ? It was principally by Academics.
The Academy of Geneva educated, perhaps,
as many great and good men as any seminary
s'.nce the 16th century, for the length of time it
existed. Conducted by the learned Calvin, it
sent forth bands of champions in the reformation
of letters and religion. It was from the Acade
mies of Germany that so many advocates for T.b
ertv and religion arose in that nation, during the
ICth and 17th centuries. The same may be
j predicated of Poland, England'and France, for a
length of time.
In our own country, some of its brightest or
naments in church and state have been educated
exclusively in Academies. The distinguished
Secretary of War, Mr. Calhoun, in conversation
with a gentleman from the south, lately made
the following observation : " In search of those
men who will hereafter be the pillars of our
government, I go to well organized Academies
in religious neighborhoods. In our dissipated
cities, every laudable eifort is generally parali
zed by temptation, and every flattering prospect
blighted by intemperance. But in the Acade
mies to which I allude, order is preserved, mor
ality is maintained, and systematic habits of study
are formed. These- give to talents their proper
direction, and call into action powers of mind
which would otherwise lie dormant. And such
are the temptations in most of our colleges, that
it requires a course through such Academies to
form in young men habks of sufficient strength
to resist the enticements cf the profligate and
the snares cf death."
These facts show us the folly of those attempts
which have been made, even in our own state,
to wrest away from Academics their proper dig
nity, and so contract their operations that hire
lings alone will engage in conducting them. It
is a blow made at the foundation of science ;
made insidiously, it is confessed but made from
interested and contracted designs. Give to
Academies that extent of operation and that res
pectability which they should claim, and which,
in the best of countries, they do possess, and
order, and stability, and commanding influence,
will be given to our colleges. But wc close. .
'I hanks are returned to those families in which
the students have been accommodated, for the
attention and tenderness manifested to them.
May the guardian hand of Jehovah guide the
pupils, and reward the teacher.
Remarkable fcci. A child of a me
chanic of Cheltenham was lately vaccina
ted, as a preventive of the small pox ;
but the patient appears to have caught
the infection previous to vaccination.
What is very astonishing, both diseases
maintain an equal ascendancy, and the
child is likely to do well. London fuifter.
The Bedford, Penn. Gazette, giving
an account of a hail storm which recent
ly did much damage in that town, men
tions an affecting circumstance. A robin
was found in its nest, dead ; the blood
flowing from the mother upon her young,
whom she guarded with her protecting
wings even to death. A similar fact is
stated to have taken place in Fairhill,
Montgomery county, Md. Surely the
rnn?.nrv and aliV?:.-,:. nf these m.M-tvrs
to maternal love deserve the tribute oH
an elegy from some of our poets.
f Pillage Record.
Maying. In Dunkin, Ireland, on the
1st of May last, the wife cf P. OTelan
was delivered of four sons and a daughter,
all in good health ; 16 months before, she
had 3 children at a birth.
Qi TTP.SCKIPTIONS for the following Religious
ky Publications will be received by the subscri
ber, at the Post O if ice, Concord, N. C. to wit :
1. The Gospel Herald, a neatly printed weekly
paper, price Q2 0 per annum, edited by the
He v. Henry Fitz, New York. This paper gives
the opinions of every denomination of christians.
2. The Christian Monitor, a monthly miscel
lany, price SI $0 Pcr annum ; published at Bal
timore. 3. The Boston Kecordcr, published at Eos
4. The New York Christian Herald, published
monthly. Price Per annum.
5. The Christian Spectator, published by an
association of gentlemen at New Haven. Price
S3 per annum. This work is also published
6. The Religious Intelligencer, a weekly pa
per, edited by Nathan Whiting, New Haven.
Price 50 pcr annum, in advance.
7. The Missionary Herald, a monthly publica
tion, price 1 5 Per annum. Printed by Sam
uel T. Armstrong, Boston. This work contains
an account cf nearly all the missionary transac
tions. 8. The "Weekly Recorder, published by the
Rev. John Andrews, Chillicothe, Ohio. Price
g3 per annum.
July 30, 1S21. lw
THOSE persons who have business in the
Rank are requested to take notice, that
there must be two securities to their bonds, be
sides the endorser. An erroneous opinion has
gone abroad, that one name other than the prin
cipal is sufficient. I hope attention will be paid
to this notice.
IJ red dent of the Salisbury Hank.
Julv 26, 1821. 3vl62
ON the Tuesday and Wednesday cf August
Court, at the Court-IIouse in Salisbury, will
be sold, on a credit of six months, several valua
ble voung NEGBO Boys and Girls, belonging to
the "estate of the late Col. Richmond Pearson,
J. A. PEARSON, Executor.
E. PEARSON, Executrix.
July 31,IS21. 60ts
t rRlIIE subscriber wishes to sell all those
?--s tjj M well known possessions in Salisbury
"vJL7 V . on which he now lives : and also, an nA.
joining new house, not quite finished, with two
back Lets. There are on the premises large
and convenient Buildings, suitable for tiny kind
of public business. As the stand and property
are gewerallv well known, it is not necessarv to
give a minute description. It will be sold" in
detached parts, or rdtog-ether, as may suit the
purchaser. A short credit will be given. Any
person wishing to purchase, will please call and
view the premises. H. pPEARSOX.
Silhl ;r i, Julv ! . 1 8?1 , 6wt64
1VTR. JAMES J I. 1,1 XS LEY h.is removed in
1tJ Select Hoarding School to Stratford, Fair
field county, Connecticut, 13 ndhs from New
Haven, and 63 from New-York; where he occu
pies one of the most elegant and commodious
houses in the State; and the number of his du
pils is limited to 15 only. 4
The principal design of the School Is to pre
pare young gentlemen for Yale College, or'ar.v
other University in the U. States, students de
sirous of entering the Freshman Class in the
College above named, will pursue the studv of
Arithmetic, Adam's Latin (Grammar, Prosodv,
Virgil, Cicero's Select Oration?, Clark's Intro
duction to the making ot I.utin, Sallus1, Cre-ek
Testament, and D.d.ci C:, a Minora. 'i hose
desirous of entering a more dv;mct-d Ok,w -
be instructed in (itogr:;phy, s!i Grammar
Adam's Roman Antiquities?, Ahrcb?-n, JK-nsu;a!
tion of Superficies and Solids, He ights :in,I Dis
tances, Plane and Sph r:c Trigor.on.etrv ami
Geometry, Survejing, Nav-gat'on, N.ttur.d and
Moral Philosophy", Astronomv, Eh-mints of His
tory, Composition, Rhetoric and HelJess-Lettre,
&c. with the Latin and Greek Languages contin
ued through various authors.
In addition to the above will be taught, if de
sired, the French and Hebrew Language.?, and
the study of Botany as an amusement, during the
The terms for Board, Tuition, bedding,-v.-ash-ingjfucl,
candles, and room, are two hundred and
t eut v-iive dollars pcr annum, payable half Year
ly ; the first half year in advance.
The discipline and government "of this School
will be addressed to the pride and honour cf the
student; and an appeal by letter to the parent
will in all cases precede in any ultimate meas
ure. -It is believed this school will be t-cpial to
any of the kind in the United States ; as the num
ber is more limited, the circle of sciences ten
dered to the student more extensive, and the un
divided attention of the receptor insured to Li.i
Gentlemen desirous of more particular infor
mation on the subject, are referred to the Hon.
Stephen Kilioti, LA,. I). Thomas S. Griml-c, Ksq.
Joseph Jijnnclt, Esq. Uenj. '. JI;i Esn. in
Charlcrton ; to the Hon. James .1. Wayne, Abra
ham JHchards, Esq. Savannah ; John Jh-z-ereu r
Esq. Newberh, N. C. ; the Hon. John C. Calho"??,
Secretary of War; the Hon. Henry W. Kd-::uird.
Edmund Lav, E.;q. Washington V.y ; William
G-uynn, Esq. Baltimore ; Jjfm Sjuin'h-r, M. D..
Yorktown, Penn.; the Hon. iJwzdvi VI,
Philadelphia; the Hon. Peter A. Jay, J!'n. IV,
IS'oolsey, Esq. Wm. SI'iiiuin, Esq. New-York.
. And for general information, the sobjoined
Certificates are respectfully submitted.
Mr. Jamfs H. Linsley has received a regular
education at this College, and sustained, while
here, an excellent character, and a respectable
standing in his class. He has been cmplovcd for
some years as a teacher of outh, with success
and approbation j and it is'belicved that he is
quaimed to g.ve instructions in the
branches specified above.
a no us
President of Yale College.
Get. 23, 1820.
In the above recommendation, 1 fully
One of the Professors of Yal-j CslL-.-e.
Se-r-Ifavetiy Oct. 24, 1S20.
Copy of a lederfrom the I!ev. J. Dy, D. I). EL. D.
to the Hon. Johx C. Caluoi-n-, Secreta:'-; cf
War, dated Yale College, Oct. 23, 2S2 '.
There may, perhaps, be put into vcur lianas,
a copy of an advertisement of Mr. H.
Ltvsley, of this State, who proposes to estab
lish a select School, for the accommodation cf a
small number of youths from the South.
Considering him as a man of estimable char
acter, of liberal attainments, and cc-rreet princi
ples; I have taken the liberty cf furnishing him
with a certificate, for the purpose of encourag
ing' him in his proposed plan of instruction.
Should any cf your friends think proper to af
ford him their patronage, I trust thev will not
find their confidence misplaced.
With the highest respect,
Y'our obedient Servant,
The Hon. John- C. Calhoux,
P. S. A similar letter was also written bv Pres
ident 1) ax to the Hon. Stem ex Elliott, LL. D.
Stratford, July 20th, 1821. 6vt66
THE subscriber informs the citizens of Rowau
and the adjoining counties, that he has a
quantity of prime St. ""Domingo MAHOGANY,
and other materials suitable for making goo j
and substantial work. Persons who may want:
Furniture of J&hogany, would do well to call
and see a specimen, which the subscriber h.?1?
now on hand, and judge whether they cannot
be accommodated at home 0:1 more rea.ic;ublo
terms than abroad.
Also, Furniture of common wood, made on
reasonable terms. J. CONRAD.
Lexington, lloivan Count u,
July 16, 1S21. " 3 6wtG4
"Plantation Toy Sal
1VTOTICE. For sale, a valuable Plantation, 12
Ifi miles from Salisbury, on the Main Yadkhv
river. This plantation contains 360 acres of fino
land, attached to which is a very valuable Ferry.
Terms will be made convenient. For particu
lars, apply to Dr. Ferrand, in Salisbury
Po.van Co. July 3, 1821. " 5r
THE subscriber wishes to employ two or
three journeymen Carpenters. And ho
also would take two or three boys, of good
families, ns Apprentices to the business,
N. 15. None need applv but such as are sober
and industrious. JOHN ALBRIGHT.
Saltatory, .V. C. July 21, 1821.
4 ND committed to the jail of Kowa:i cennty,
J. on the 12th day cf this month, a NF.GIiO
WOMAN by the name of Rcse ; says she i- the
property of John Cobb, or Cox, a speculator,
who purchased her on the Eastern Shore of
Maryland, of John Eell, and was going toward
the south. She says that her husband, by the
name of Ned, and herself, got lost from their
master in travelling, and she again from her hus
band. She appears to be about 30 or o. yean
old; about five feet high, dark complexion, thhi
visage, and speaks cmlck. The owner is reques
ted to come forward, according to ths act of the
Assemblv, and receive her.
Sc'iuTf Jtdv ?2l. .m65