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TUESDAY, SEPT. 4, 1821.
ever, that they will be doubled before the an
nual meeting of the Trustees on the second
Wednesday of February; after which, it is ex
pected, contracts for building will be entered
into ; in the mean time every exertion will be
used to augment the funds, by soliciting" dona
tions, subscriptions, &.c.
The communication from a gentleman in the
Tories did not come to hand in time for the pres
ent paper. We will examine it, anil if consis
tent with our rules, it shall appear in our next.
" Billy Radicle" is under consideration; hut
our present opinion is, that there is in the pic
ture too great a resemblance to another, to call
it original. New names and words do not always
denote new ideas.
"The Farmers' Club" will favor us with one
or two numbers more, before we come to a de
West ci! i lioWege.
On Wednesday, 29th of August, the Trustees
cf the Western College met at Lincolnto n, agree
ably to appointment. The Kev. Dr..V7Ve was
chosen President, Cel. Tios. G. Polk Secretary,
and Maj. Lata son Henderson Treasurer.
After transacting considerable preliminary
business, the Trustees proceeded to ballot for
the location of the College ; and after numerous
ballotings, a site on the town commons of LIN
COLNTON, offered by the citizens of the town,
was made choice of. The Board adjourned at
Thursday, August 30. On motion of the Rev.
Mr. Wilson, Resolved, 1st, That the thanks of the
Board of Trustees be, and they hereby arc, pre
sented to all. those associations and individuals
who, by donations or subscriptions, have contri
fcutcd to the funds of the Western College.
Resolved, 2d, That it is with pccidiar emotion
the Board of Trustees contemplate the fair
daughters of our country, both in their associa-!
ted and individual capacities, in the train of the
benefactors of our infant institution.
Resolved, 3d, That all contributors to the funds
of the College shall have their names, and the
sums respectively -contributed, committed to
suitable record, and deposited in the archives of
Resolved, 4th, That if any individual or family
shall contribute sufficient to support a profes
sorship, the said professorship shall forever be
called by his or their name.
It was also Resolved, That the thanks of the
Board of Trustees be presented to nil those who
have offered sites for the Western College.
The Board elected Gen. Joseph Graham, Rev.
J. Mushatt, and J. F. Brevard, Esq. Trustees, in
place of the Rev. J. Culpepper, the Rev. C. A.
Storkc, and J. Nesbet, Esq. who declined acting
The Board also elect ect eleven additional
Trustees... .viz : J. Fullenwider, Esq. R. William
son, Esq. Rev. J. Hill, A. Hoyl, Esq. Col. J. Hoke,
Rev. II. Queen, Rev. J. Williamson, Rev. R. II.
Morrison, Maj. It. W. Smith, Col. William W.
Erwin, and Gen. E Jones.
It was Resolved, Tliat the annual meeting of
the Board of Trustees be on the 2d Wednesday
Col. Thomas G. Polk having resigned, Mr. V.
M'Bec was elected Secretary of the Board.
On motion, Resolved, That the Secretary pro
tern, be authorised to select such parts of the
minutes of this Board as, in his discretion, may
be interesting to the public, and communicate
the same to the Editors of the Western Caroli
-By order of the Board.
R. II. BURTON", Sec. pro tern.
The location of the Western College is now
, settled and, we rejoice to say, settled in appa
rent harmony. We were present at the meet
ing of the Trustees ; and from the multiplicity
of interests and views that seemed at first to ex
ist among them with respect to the location,
there was reason to fear that it would net be
settled without creating disappointments and
heartburnings that would not easily be allayed.
We witnessed the great interest that was mani
fested, and the talents that were displayed, dur
ing a long discussion on the eligibility ot dilier
cnt counties for the site of the College ; and we
witnessed, during the numerous ballotings that
took place, the hopes and fears that alternately
- . . pii
enlivened and depressed the expectations oi mc
Trustees and we confess wo were inclined to
awmr rather unpropitiously of their future una-
i.imitv and success; but after the question of
location was settled, they magnanimously sacn-
h! their private feelings and interests to the
:ncral welfare of the Institution, ami cordially
i .i mnicurrc l,-t tvilrnlatcil to
imitea in uuupun
cirrv it into successful operation.
Some of the Trustees were disappointed,
whose Teat exertions and liberality in favor of
the College would naturally e ntitle them to suc
cess in their wishes; but we believe, from our
nartial knowledge of those gentlemen, that thcy
are possessed of too noble and generous dispo
sitions to be induced to withdraw their influ
ence, their talents and their wealth from the in
stitution, for a small disappointment.
The subscriptions to the funds of the College
have been liberal ; but it is to be regretted that
a considerable portion cf them arc conditional.
The funds actually at the command of the Trus
ires now, are not very large ; it is believed, how-
We invite the attention of those gen
tlemen who are to compose our next Gen
eral Assembly, and of all who feel any
interest in the subject, and what man can
be indifferent ? to an article in this
week's paper (under the above head) fiom
the Missionary, a most ably edited pa
per, published at Mount Zion, Ga. It is
a subject interesting to all the old states,
but to some more than others. Whether
the old states shall receive the same pro
portion of the public lands that the new
states have severally received, is a ques
tion in the decision of which North-Carolina
should feel a most lively and deep
interest. Our present college is now lan
guishing for the want of funds ; and a new
one is about starting into existence, with
no other means of support, no other hope
of success, than the liberality of individ
uals ; and the elementary schools, which
our constitution makes it the duty of the
legislature to establish, and to provide
with teachers at the public expense, arc
norjhere to be found! And why ? The
want of fund, can be the only answer.
But if the object of the Maryland res
olutions be attained, we shall at once be
put in possession of about one million of
acres of public land, which, at a very mod
erate computation, will be worth one mill
ion of dollars. This would enable us to
endow our colleges richly, and to create a
fund for the support of common schools,
which would secure to our posterity to
the end of time, that best of all terrestrial
blessings, a cultivated mind.
There can be little doubt that all the old
states, except New-York, will adopt the
Maryland resolutions; if so, the object is
accomplished. At least, ive can sec no
reason why any state, new or old, should
be opposed to them. New-York may feel
herself above receiving even her just dues ;
she may have funds sufficient to complete
her Grand Canal, (enough, of itself, to
immortalize her name,) and to provide
liberally and adequately for the general
diffusion of knowledge among her citi
zens ; but other states are not thus favor
ed : they feel their inability (letting alone
roads,Kcanals, &c.) to provide as they wish,
and as the wants of the community re
quire, for the support of education, both
in the higher and lower branches : And ! cbus
they will not readily believe, that a state, ; Chatham
as intelligent and patriotic as New-York, j nowan,
. i i ott i1 raven
will stand m the way of their being pla- Cabarrus
ced in a situation which shall elevate them Caswell
above want. Th cse resolutions will prob- igecombe
ably be laid before our General Asscm- Franklin
f "If 1
bly at its next session ; and there cannot, Granville
we should think, be the least doubt of j Gates
their unanimous adoption
The following extract of a letter from a gen
tleman in South-Carolina, to a member of the
Rowan Agricultural Society, has been communi
cated to us for publication :
" Those who understand their value,
will view with great satisfaction the for
mation of Agricultural Societies in any
district, and more especially in those,
which, growing large quantities of bread
stuff, depend on its advantageous sale for
their profit. Such, sir, is the situation of
Rowan, Mecklenburg, See in which a So
ciety is just organized.
u A question naturally arises as to the
manner in which an abundant crop is to
be distributed, when produced ? Will you
first excite the hopes of the husbandman,
by informing him how he is to make his
land fertile and his labor productive, and
then crush them by a discovery that he
has either no market, or such a one as
shall absorb one-third of his produce in its
conveyance thereto ? This the case in
some districts ; and from what docs it
arise ? the ni'unt of Roads. For instance :
it is understood, that at this moment there
is plenty of corn, flour, Sec. in the great
provision districts of North-Carolina ;
err, it is altogether different. At Charles
ton, northern corn is ever cheap ; and the
contributions levied on South-Carolina by
the middle and eastern states are tremen
dously heavy, amounting to a sum that
would enrich the frontier counties of the
two states, if they had but a Road to Mar
ket. For years have their respective cit
izens been deceived as to the true remedy
for this evil ; and there have been more
money'and time f for, as Dr. Franklin has
well observed, u time is money,) expen
ded on Rivers j than would have paid for
a paved Road from the northern line of
" I hope I may not be deemed dogmati
cal, in thus boldly asserting that commu
nities so enlightened, have been so long
in error. I can only appeal to experience,
and to the nature of the traffic carried on
by the small farmers in their wagons.
" But how is the remedy for this gross
misconception of the legitimate correction
of the evil, to be discovered? I reply
In the efforts of the Press. Instead of
ingenious essays, tending to prove the ne
cessity of opening channels of communi
cation, their columns are crowded with
matter useless, if not offensive ; a ridicu
lously sedulous attention to European af
fairs, or regulations of the cabinets of for
eign powers. Indeed, in this country, it
is free in the eye of the law ; but not so in
the eye of its proprietors. This proprie
tor holds a share in a River Navigation ;
that, in a Steam Roat ; another, supposing
that two towns cannot flourish at one and
the same time, fancies his own may be in
jured ; and like a Scottish landholder, to
whom some merchants proposed to build
on his property, we arc told that too easy
a communication with the sea coast will
ruin all the intermediate places. I have
heard this sentiment from merchants of
this town ; and there is nothing the tra
ders dread like free intercourse. ' It will
illy accord with extortion and exorbitant
charges : It will rescue the small farmer
from their merciless fangs. The poor
Scotchman dreaded the advance in the
price, of eggs and the introduction of the
London fashions by the mail coaches,
morally speaking, a much more legitimate
cause of alarm than that of our inland tra
ders. " I hailed with satisfaction the estab
lishment of a Press in Salisbury.
I had long thought on the subject ; and in
the course of the last winter, I sent a
communication to the editor. He was
obliging enough to insert it. Its contents
will developc my views as to the impor
tant situation occupied by Salisbury ; a sit
uation, under a commonly good system of
Roads, by far the most commanding in
the Southern States. To the paper itself
I beg to refer you. It is to be found in
the Western Carolinian of the 30th Jan
time that he lias presented an innocent
enjoyment for our youth, and supplied
the most interesting subjects for specula
tion to the philosopher and the sage.
NOTICE That application will be
made, at the next General Assembly, to
divide the county of Rowan.
Should this not succeed, application
will be made to procure the establishment
of Courts of Pleas and Quarter Sessions,
with all the rights, powers, and privileges
of the several Courts of Pleas and Quar
ter Sessions within this state ; one of
said courts to be located within the limits
known as the Forks of the Yadkin ; the
other in that section of the county lvimr
north of the main Yadkin river, within
said county, known as the Lexington side
of the river.
August 21, 1821.
The following is the population of the
several counties in this State, agreeably to
the late census, as published in the Ra
leigh Star. This abstract would be much
more acceptable, had the proper distinc
tion been made between the whites and
blacks. We shall be able to do this, how
ever, when the census is officially pub
lished at Washington.
In Cabarrus county, on Tuesday, the 1 4th ul
timo, Mr. Daniel JfcRee, to Miss Jtine Wedding
ton. Tvvke Xollce.
THE firm of MOSES A. LOCKE & CO. hav
ing1 dissolved more than two years since, it
was hoped that ail debts due to said firm would
have been liquidated ere this. It is now become
our painful task to say, that unless all debts due
to said firm are paid before the 1st of December
next, that the bonds and accounts due will be
placed in the bunds of an officer for collection.
MOSES A. LOCKE,
Ath September, 1821. 8v65
YiSute cv s. rSPYlieelevs.
rg"lIIE subscriber obtained letters of adminis
A tration on the estate of Charles M'Fhccters,
dec at Aug. term, 1820, and qualified according-to
law. Shortly afterwards, advertisements were
posted up at the court-house and other public
place:, requesting1 the creditors to come and
make known their just claims. The consequence
was a number came accordingly, and did so.
But I know to a certainty there are a number
yet to bring forward. It is hoped they will come"
forward at as early a date as possible, that I may
have a rule to walk by, to ascertain how much
the said estate is in debt. Preparations are now
making, by an order of court, for sales of land to
liquidate all the debts that remain unpaid. Ail
those who do not avail themselves of this notice,
shall be dealt with as the law directs.
. OtjNo claim whatever shall be admitted" un
less strictly brought forward agreeably to law,
as I have been imposed on verv much bv an art
ful, designing man, to whom I gave too much
indulgence not ignorantly, but inadvertently.
ROBERT STUART, Adm'r
August 28, 1821.
The return from Craven is not altogether
complete, yet the statement of the population
of that countv as it now stands, is believed to be
Population of the principal towns, in
cluded in the aggregate amount of the
counties in which they are situated, viz :
Whites 1 175
Free colored 263
Free colored 277
Free colored 177
Free colored 102
Free colored 67
SOMETIME since an elderly man, who staid
at my house over night, left under the pil
low on the bed in which he slept, an old fash
ioned SILVER WATCH, to which is appended
a seal with a very singular device. The name
of the person is not recollected ; but it is belie
ved he lives on the plantation belonging to the
late Judge Lowrie. The owner, by identifying
the watch, can have it at any time, on paying for
Salisbury, September 4, 1821. 65tf
4 ND committed
J jL to the Gaol of
on the 24th dav of
this month, a ne
gro MAN and WO
MAN. The man
calls himself Geo.
Washington, and the woman says her name is
Nellv. The man savs he is the property ot
George Berry, in South-Carolina, Waxhaw Dis
trict, and the woman the property ot John Barns,
of said District. -The man is nearly white, ap
pears to be about o0 or 35 3-ears old, five feet
ten inches high ; the woman appears to be about
the same age, five feet high, and dark complex
ion. Their owners are requested to come tor
ward, according to the act of Assembly, and re
JOHN E. MAI I AN, Gaoler.
Conccrd, August 27, 1821. 2 65
JAMES TH OR BURN, of Norfolk, Virgil,:,
Merchant, sole surviving Copartner of the
several Copartnerships heretofore doing business
as merchants at Fayettevule and Wilmington,
under the Firms of
Robert s? James Donaldson Co,
Dotialdsojis, lilac J HI lun tir Co. and
Do?2a!dson, MacMlllan & Co.
Having, by his Power of Attorney, bearing dxti
17th March, 1S21, appointed Robert Donaldson,
of Fayctteville and John Hogg of Wilmington
and Favetteviile, jointly :m.l severally, his Altor
nies with power to ask, dent: :, sue for, recov
er and receive the debts due to -aid Finn or any
of them, and generally to act for hiin us sun ivor
as aforesaid, in all t!i.n;;-; m olMsi :w i;tc-s3ary
to the final adjustment un l close t T the business
of the said several Firms : .V h'-rt 'nj 'slz-
en thereof', and all pvrisnnj v. l.utioever, In any
wise indebted to any cf zA Firms, are hereby
requested to make pa n.ent of the debts by them
respectively due, to either of said Attovnics at
Favetteviile, at their Counting Room on llav
street, opposite the Hrnch Bank of the United
JOHN HOGG, Attovnev,
i)i f'ltct as aj'jresa:'d.
rayettnilL, V. C. Jtdxj 2, 1821. 3 61
EY virtue of the last will and testament (f
Joseph Jenkins, deceased, the Fveou e.is
will expose to Public Sale, at the CourL-I lous :
at JLincolnton, cn the: 23d day of October ne:x ,
five sixths parts of the lot, including the Mine; -al
Springs and Rathing House, formerly occu
pied by Captain John Reed, together with ;i
tract of land adjoining the said lot, contain: n.;;
2-13 acres, more or less. Said land will be sold
on a credit of one and two years, the purchasers
giving bond with approved securitv.
DAVID JENKINS, r
AVM. J. WILSON, 5 1-?-ccu rs-
Lincoln Conntir, Y. C.
Jul if 19, 1S21 t015
ON the -1th day of October, at Moc!r-, Old Field,
there will be sold, on a credit of six months,
several valuable young NF.GIiO HOYS and
GIRLS, belonging'to the estate of the late Col.
Richmond Pearson, deceased.
J. A. PKARSON, Eec-cdor.
F. PL ARSON, Eeecutrijc.
Aunnt 21, 1821. 64. s
We regret, says the New-York Amer
ican, to announce the death of XVI r- John
Scudder, the proprietor of the Ameri
can Museum, who expired this morning,
in the 45th year of his age.
Perhaps no institution of the kind in
the United States, has excited greater ad
miration, both of citizens and foreigners,
than the museum of Mr. Scudder. His
zeal in collecting the various curiosities
afforded by the mineral and animal king
doms, could be surpassed only by the
skill with which he arranged them. He
has delighted the eye of taste at the s-e
Tiivss oi! Sale Altered.
""7"ILL be disposed of at Public Sale, on Tues
? T day and Wednesday, the 11th and 12th days
of September next, all the stock ot the subscri
ber, consisting of Milch Cows, Calves, Horses,
Hogs, Fanning Utensils, Fodder, Hay, Sec. &.c.
and likewise, some Household Furniture. Also,
his Distillery, containing two Stills, one of 110
callous, of a superior qualitv, and one of 60 gal
lons, uith a complete set of hogsheads and
Terms of purchase will be made known at the
time of sale.
At the same time, the subscriber will rent to
the highest bidder, (unless previously rented by
private contract,) for one year, the Plantation,
with all its appurtenances, on which he now
August 28M, 1821.
Vi Mode's Testate.
TUTOTICE. At Rowan County Court, August
JLI term, 1821, the subscribers obtained Let
ters of Administration on the estate of Philip
JlfjcL, deceased. All persons indebted to said
estate, are requested to make payment; and
those who have claims, to exhibit them within
the time limited by law, otherwise this notice
will be pled in bar of recoverv.
JACOB MOCK, Z flJ
Aurixt 2. 1821.
l?smiVivm lw Sale.
VfOTICE. For sale, a valuable Plantation. 12 1
JL 1 miles from Salisbury, on the Main Yadk:.:- "
river. 11ns plantation contains obJ acrs t !.ro
land, attached to which is a verv valuable '
Terms will be made convenient. F;;r p .
lars, apply to Dr. Ferrand, in Salisbury.
Ito-ii-an Co. Juh 3, 1821.
-&TOTICE is hereby given, that the
XI and Directors of the Yadkin Navigation
Company have required the payment of the .-.v-entli,
eighth and ninth instalments, often d-.V ts
each, upon everv share subscribed, to be. le
to the Treasurer of the Companv, or to s ,:c!i
Agents as they shall appoint to receive the sa:ne :
And that pavment of said instalments be :r;; V.
on or before the 26th day of August next, cth r-
wise the shares of subscribers tailing to pa , w 111
be sold at auction, at the town 01" Sah-h.;,
North-Carolina, on Monday, the 10th day of;,-
tember next ; and on the same day, and at ihe
same place, the shares of su!crib-e ri v Kt naTC"
failed, or shall fail by that day, to make pavmcn'..
of instalments heretofore required b ihe P.vs.
ident and Directors to be paid, will be sr.hl . .'
auction. FREDERICK HANDLE, t
Treasurer of the said Co:v'-. V
July 14, 1821. 55tSpi0
Houses smiY luots lvv i
a rlTIE subscriber wishes to sell all 'h - j j
U Si well known possessions in Halibui-v ?
on which he new lives ; and al.v, a: . tl !
jomhig new house,' not quite finished, with tv,
back Eots. There are on the premises large?
and convenient Buildings, suitable for anv kind 1
of public business. As the stand and prupcrtvj,
are generally well known, it is not neccssarv th
give a minute description. It will be sold ii '
detached parts, or altogether, as may suit the
purchaser. A short credit will be given. Anvh
person wishing to purchase, will plea-e call ar.d
view the premises. 13. P. PE ARSON.
Sausburv, July 4, 1821. 6vt6 h
,4 ND committed to the jail of Rowan counw
1. on the 12th day of this month, a NKl,W( '
WOMAN bv the name of Hjs , bavs the. is th
property ot John Cobb, or Cox, a speculator,
who purchased her on the Eastern ;ure c
Maryland, of John Hell, and was going towards
the south. She says that her husband, bv ti-o
name of Ned, ami herself, got lost from'thtii
master in travelling, and she again from her lne
band. She appears to be abo.i. 3 J or 35 yc:y
old; about five feet high, dark complexion, thh.
visage, and speaks quick. The owner is requc-'
ted to come forward, according to the act ,t
Assemblv, and receive her.
WILLIAM HOWARD, J: h (
Salisbury, July SO, 1821. 6vt'J5
J jm D - A
w I r ?
. THE CELEBRATED HORSE
17 ILL stand the ensuing' Fall Season
plantation, seven miles west of Sa!h-b
at the moderate price of twelve dollar the
son, seven dollars the single leap, and t . .
dollars to insure. Mares sent from a dh-t.
will be kept and fed on grain at the m.e
price. Pasturage will be furnished gratis. , '
per care and attention will be paid, hut r.
bilitv for accidents or escapes of anv kind..'
Awnis! 8, 1821.-
I OiF the various kinds commonly in use, f r :.
1 Vj" at the Office of the Western Ca:ui;.: 1
lielteY Tress YyiiyW!
F every description, neatly and com I
executed at this OHice, on short no u 3r
Wv Vis euftil unn Ahrst o v
For .'t thi.- 0;1-.-t.