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r.oticc or n:s wi:i 10 discontinue at tne enact a
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No advertisement inserted until it has been
paid for, or its payment assumed by wrae person
in this town, or its vicinity.
CC'AU letters to the editors must be post-paid,
or they will not be attended to.
rflllE subscriber having employed a compe
JL tent person, will keep on hand a constant
Bread and Crackers, and Cakesy- of ev
as well as the various articles usually kept in a
Confectionary Store, all of which he will dis
pose of on very reasonable terms.
Salisbury, Dec. 18, 1821. 89
nnilE subscriber respectfully informs the citi
JL zens of the Western section of N. Carolina
and the adjoining districts of S. Carolina, that he
lias established the Uook-JHndinq- liuuness, in all
of its various branches, in the town of Salisbury,
N. C. He has taken the store formerly occupied
by Wood 8c Kridcr, on Main-street, three doors
E. N. E. from the Court-Housc.
Having devoted considerable time to acquire
a competent knowledge of his business, in the
city of Baltimore, the subscriber flatters himself
that he will be able to execute every Kind or
work in his line, in a style and on terms that will
give general satisfaction.
Merchants and others, can have Blank Hooks
ruled and bound to any pattern, on short notice,
as cheap and as well finished as any that can be
brought from the North.
Old Books rebound on the most reasonable
terms, and at short notice.
Orders from a distance, for Binding of every
description, will be faithfully attended to.
WILLIAM II. YOUNG.
Salisburr?, June S, 1S21. 5L-
a rTlIIE subscriber respectfully informs
ffTVrc JL the citizens of Salisbury and the
JjiU, adjacent country, that he 1 as removed
from his late residence on the north side of the
Yadkin river, on the main road leading from
Salem to Danville, 15 miles from Salisbury, and
has taken the house formerly occupied by Capt.
Ja. Kridcr, in town, on Main street, a few doors
north of the Court-TIor.se ; where he is prepared
to keep a llmse of J'rivale JlntcriAinment for
Travellers and citizens. lie will at all times
furnish Stabling, Fodder and Grain for Horses.
Salisbury, Sept. 25, 1S21. TS
N. B. Eight or ten EOAHDEIIS will be taken
at the customary prices in town.
T ty 1 s Yverw sw A .
RAN away from the subscriber, at Charlotte,
Mecklenburg county, N. Carolina, a Negro
Boy by the name of SIMON; dark complexion,
stout made, and five feet seven or eight inches
high. He speaks low when spoken to. It is
supposed that he will make towards the county
of Prince William, Virginia, as he was purchased
in that county. I will give the above reward if
the said negro is delivered to Juice Wilie, Con
cord, Cabarrus county, or 25 dollars if secured in
any .jail, and information given, so that I get him
again. EVAN Wll.IE.
.March 21, 1321. 5 J
XeN Stage to WaVuiglv.
"IIE subscriber, who is
bdnh. Chatham. &c. resncctfullv in
ixTrn''V for-f A contractor for earn ing
jZyZOrZ M2, the U. States Mud between
??rr5?-rfr ia Haleicrh and Salisbury, bv
forms the public, that he has fitted up an entire
NEW STAGE; which, added to other improve
ments that have been made, will enable him to
carry PAS SENG EitS with as much comfort and
expedition as they can be earned by any line cf
stages in this part cf the country. The scarcity
&f monevjthc reduction in the price of produce,
he. demand a correspondent reduction in every
department cf life : Therefore, the subscriber
has determined to reduce the rate of passage
from eight to civ cents per mile. Gentlemen
travelling from the West to Raleigh, or by way
of Kalcigh to the North, are invited to try the
subscriber's Stage, as he feels assured it only
needs a trial to gain a preferer.ee.
The Stage arrives in Salisbury every Tuesday,
8 or 9 o'clock, and departs thence for Kaleh
the same day at 2 o'clock; it arrives in Baleigh
Friday evening, and lcave3 there fur Salisbury
on Saturday at 2 o'clock.
.Mav 22,1821. 50 JOHN LANE.
"TOTICE is hereby given, that a general
!4 meeting cf the Stockholders of said com
pany will be held at the house cf Mr. Ann
Smith, in the county of Montgomery, on Thurs
day, the 23th day of February next.
' By order of the Board of Hirectors.
3 A. D. MLTiPHEY, P,Wt.
Jan. 1C, 1822. 5wlS0
Yalualile lianas anv JNIlfts
fTlHE subscribers will sell the following Valu-
X able Lands, 1 clanging to the estate of the
late Lewis Beard:
That valuable plantation, commonly called
"Beard's Mills," situated on both sides of Swear
mr Creek, near where it enters into the Yadkin
river, ami in that part of Kowan county called
tiie Jemeu Settlement the number of acres in
the bodv is about 2500, but it will be divided, if
required bv purchaser:;. The product of cotton
from this plantation, for several years past, has
exceeded 110 bales, besides proportionate crops
of corn and small grain. Attached to the prem
ises is a valuable set of wheat and corn Mill
and a Saw-Mill; one Cotton Gin, by water, and
another excellent one by horse power, w.tii a
new and prime packing screw. Also, a good
awellinr-bousc, with a store-room attached an
extensive distillery, with all the necessary imple
ments. In short, there is not a more complete
and desirable establishment id the western part
of the state for a man of capital, who wishes to
! turn his attention to cotton and the other staples
of the country. From its situation in a rich
cotton-raising settlement, it is also known to be
one of the best standi in the country for the
mercantile business. It is deemed unnecessary
to give any further description, as persons wish
ing to purchas-j m ill view the premises and learn
Another Tract, of about 150 acres, situated on
both sides of the Yadkin Kivcr, on one of the
main roads leading from Salisbury to Fayettc
vil!e. To this tract belongs the Ferrv commonly
called " Sheen's Ferry."
Another parcel, of about 1200 acres, situated
about four and fne miles from Salisbury, inclu
ding Dunn's Mountain.
A small tract, of 75 or 80 acres, situated on
the South liivcr.
About 900 acres, lying in Montgomery county,
not far below Stokes's Ferry.
Any part cf about 7000 acres, commonly call
ed the Flat Swamp lands. Sun eys will he made
out of this tract, to suit persons wishing to
Another parcel, of about 1000 acres, on the
waters of Muddy Creek, in the county of Burke.
On this land is situated one of the most eligible
unoccupied seats for an Iron-Works in the state
of North-Carolina. It has an abundance or wa
ter that can be applied to machinery with a very
small cxper.se, owing to the fine fall of the creek.
It is also within a reasonable distance of a rich
supply of Iron-Ore, that will be sold with the site.
Persons disposed to purchase any of the fore
going lands, may learn terms and particulars by
applying, in person or by letter, to either of the
subscribers, which will be punctually attended
to. MOSES A. LOCKE,
JOHN BEARD, Jun.
Salisbury Jan. 10, 1822. 81
YuhWts feaie i lianas.
rgTMIE following tracts of land, lying in differ
Jl. ent sections of liowan County, will be sold
at the Court-House in Salisbury, on the second
Monday in March next, to satisfy arrears of tax
due on said Lands.
Capt. JW-black's Company.
John Graham 200 Acres.
Samuel Luckev, sen. 84- do.
James Morrow 1 10
Jame.i Speaks 350
Peter ClodtUter 128
Abraham Buntou 1 11
Samuel Uennon 139
Capt. Sh upin j?'. Company .
John Patterson, (Cabarrus,) 40 Acres.
Caf)t. Ifiuuunscfi'j Company.
Samuel Lewis 50 Acres.
Lemuel Elliott, sen. bT do.
Capt. Swink's Company.
Michael II. Swink 150 Acres.
Capt. Harper's Company.
Hugh Morgan' 40 Acres.
Capt. Hood's Company, (Town.)
Benjamin P. Pearson, House and lots.
Green H. Moss, House and lots.
The heirs of Wm. Gaither, 40 Acres.
JOHN BEAUD, former Sheriff.
Salisbury, Jan. 22, 1822. 7wt91
THE subscriber offers 220 acres of Land for
sale, lying in Wilkes county, immediately
on both sides of Bcde's Biver, about eight miles
north of Wilkesborough. There are about 50
acres of land opened, and in tolerable repair,
irost superbly adapted to the culture of corn and
wheat ; and here are also on it a most excellent
Orchard and Mill-Seat. Any person wishing to
become further acquainted with said premises,
or being desirous of purchasing, will apply to
H. B. Satterwhite, or Wesley Iteynold.?, Esq'rs.
in Wilkesborough, or to myself in Sali.burv.
CHAULES L. BOWE1IS.
January 29, 1822. 6wt91
"OOP. SALE, in West Tennessee, near the
JL Cljcasaw BlufT....Viz : 3,660 acres, held by
grant to John M'Knitt Alexander, dated 10th of
July, 17SS, No. 21 ; about eight miles east of the
Mississippi Biver, and twenty-five miles above
the Muff. This tract is divided into 4 sections.
800 acres, being a late entry on a warrant in
the name of said Alexander; lying in 11th dis
trict, range 3d, section 7th ; about thirty miles
north of east from the Illuft'.
Plats and descriptions of said Lands will be
shown to those who wish to purchase. The
lands are good, and well situated. Terms are,
one-third to be paid on purchase, one-third in
twelve months and the balance in two years.
No contract will be closed before the 1st thy of
May, 1322. For further particulars, apply to
7Jj realtor ofJno. JWKnitt . Jleurander.
January 1, 1822. IamtJ3A
F the various kinds commonly in use, for sale
at the O.Iice cf the Westjirx Caiiolinian.
OF every description, neatly and correctly
executed a.t th;s O.'Hce, en short notice.
UOIiR jvnir GOODS.
FfflHE subscriber is now opening, at his Store
JL in Salisbury, a large and choice selection of
Dry Goods and Groceries
Just received from Charleston, Philadelphia and
New-York; which will be sold at fair prices,
ami all kinds of country produce received in
exchange. His customers and the public are
respectfully invited to call, examine, and judge
for themselves. J. MURPHY.'
December, 1821. 3mt91
Nine miles south of Abingdon, Virginia,
CONTINUES to manufacture wool Carding
Machines, of a very superior quality, which
he will sell on accommodating terms. Every
possible care has been taken to select and put
together the materials of which his machines are
composed. They are supplied with the best cf
Hoston cards. Persons purchasing machines
will be furnished with printed directions, so as
to enable them to manage and keep the same in
order. Those who wish to purchase ax'e invited
to make timely application.
Letters addressed, as above1, post paid, will
meet punctual attention.
Abingdon, Jan. 30, 1822. 89r2
1l ittWYcntcYiWc IcuAtww .
THE exercises of this Institution commenced
on Monday, the 28th January, tinder the su-
pcrintendance of Mr. Kobcrt li. Wood, late di
rector of the Back Cicek Academy ; who has
had not only the advantages of a classical cdu
cation, but an opportunity of increasing and im
proving the same by the long and constant prac
tice of teaching both the lancrua'cs awd those
sciences which are common.
With the above attainments are also combined
those firm and moral principles, which are re
quisite for those who have the guardianship and
instruction of youth.
JNO. CHRISTIAN, Secretary.
February 4, 1822. 3 89
QOMi: time in August, 1819, a certain
uawa uaws oroiisrnt uuo uiib county a no
irrn fflinw nnmrM KN. with sivrr:il others;.
rhe said Owen he hired out in the neighbour
hood of Lexington, N. C. until some time last
summer ; the time 'expired, and the said Davis
not appearing", the fellow remained in the em
ployment of the person w ho had previously hir
ed him, until some time in November last, when
the Messrs. AVm. and Thomas Cliftons, of Hills
borough, came and took possession of the fellow
without showing1 any authority for so doing". The
said fellow Owen returned into the neighbour
hood about the 1st instant; and as I have hith
erto had him in my employ, I have taken him
into my possession and shall retain him untiMhe
proper owner applies, should the said Davis not
appear and claim the said fellow. He is about
five feet nine or ten inches high, of a yellow
complexion, and appears to be about 28 years of
Iloivan County, JV. C.
Jan. 21, 1822. 3vt90p
SO Dollars TVwavft.
BROKE JAIL on the night of the 17th in
stant, a white man and two negroes. The
white man is by the name of John Prince, said
to have come from Grayson county, Virginia, who
was confined on a charge of counterfeiting mon
ey; he is about 35 years of age, dark complex
ion, about five feet ten inches high. One of the
negroes says he came from Charleston, S. C. And
that his name is Bill, and is a runaway; he is a
trim built fellow, of a middle size and age, has
been cropped, or lost a piece of one ear, 1 think
the right car : The other is of a yellow com
plexion, heavy built, thick lips, and a small scar
on his under iip, supposed to be about 35 years
of age, says his name is Owen, and is a runaway
from the state of Georgia. It is thought by
some that Prince will pass for their master, and
perhaps sell them.
Any person that will apprehend them, and
confine them in any jail, or bring them so that I
get them again, shall receive the above reward,
and all reasonable expenses ; or 10 dollars for
each or either of them.
WM. ARMFIELD, Sheriff.
Greensboro', Guilford Co. JV. C.
November 26, 1821. SmtllM
Statu u JSoYtl-CaYolma,
Court of Equity, Fall Term, 1821.
7M. WADSWORTIl and wife, vs. George
v ? Manlove and wife Rill to perpetuate
testimony. It appearing" to the court, that Geo.
Manlove and Hannah his wife, the defendants,
live beyond the limits of this state It is there
fore Ordered, that publication be made for three
weeks successively in the Jl'estem Carolinian,
printed in Salisbury, that the said defendants
appear at the next Court of Equity, tobe held
for the County ot Rowan, at the Court-ilouse in
Salisbury, on the second Monday after the fourth
Monday in March next, and answer, object to,
or shew cause why said testimony should not be
perpetuated, or the complainants will be at lib
erty to take testimony.
' GEORGE LOCKE, C. &Mf. 77.
Statu ol! iNfoYtl-CaTolia.
SUPERIOR Court of Law, Fall Term, 1821....
Margaret DuiTey Robert DufTey Peti
tion for Divorce. It appealing to the satisfac
tion of Court, that Robert DufTey, the defendant
in Y.s case, is not an inhabitant of this State :
fir-! red, that publication be made for three
;;.o;ahs, in the Raleigh Star and Western Caro
linian, that unless he appear at the next term of
the Superior Court of Law, to be held for the
county cf Mecklenburg, at the Court-IIouse in
Charlotte, on the sixth Monday after the fourth
Monday in March next, and answer said petition,
it will be s.t fjr hearing- ex parte, and a decree
made in favour of the petitioner. Witness
C'e'ji r-e Graham, Clerk cf said Court, at Office,
the tit'i Monday after the "4th Monday in Sep
tember, A. 1). 1321, and in the 4Gth year of
GEO. GRAHAM. Clerk S. C. ..
Wrilkes"boro, TAlAe Society.
Auxiliary to the American Bible So-
At a meeting of a number of the citi
zens of Wilkesboro' and its vicinity on
Monday, the 28tb January, Mr. Hilliar
Hosseau yas called to the chair, and
Walter R. Lenoir, Esq. appointed Secre
tary firo tern.
The meeting was opened by. an appro
priate prayer from the Rev. Mr. Gould,
after which the convention proceeded to
the formation and adoption of a constitu
tion for their government, ami to the
choice of officers and directors for the
ensuing year ; when they selected for
The Hon. Montford Stokes; President.
The Hon. Lewis Williams, Gen. Ed
mund Jones, Col. James Martin, Maj. John
rinlev, Vice Presidents.
Coj. William P. Waugh, Cor
Samuel E. Patterson, Pecccrdln SccJv.
Walter R. Lenoir, Esq. Treasurer.
And the following gentlemen as Direc
tors : Gen. William Lenoir, Col. William
Davenport, Col. Catlett Jones, Col. Ham-
ilton Urown, Col. James Wellborn, Col.
John Martin, Col. William Ilamnton,
Maj. Meredith Thurmond, Dr. W. W.
Martin, John Hryr.n, Robert Martin, Rich-
ard R.Gwyn, Archibald Lovelace, George
o. v linersnoon, v utiam uosseau, i;icn-
I Hon. Jesse Franklin, Matthew M.Hup-hes,
r:, -r. ti W-;fKt D
I 7 o '
i f i : . rt?
Liz i uui;m.ui ui ouiiy.
All ministers of the gospel, on becom
ing members of this Society, are entitled
to all the privileges of Directors.
E very person, on becoming a subscriber
and nayintr one dollar annually, will be
considered a member : and every Person A
on paying ten dollars at one time, will he
considered a member for life, without any
The fnllnwdnrnlnnnn nhit-
ted and adopted by the Society :
Resolved, That a committee be ap
pointed to prepare the constitution for
printing, and also to prepare a suitable
address to be laid before the public.
Walter R. Lenoir and Samuel F. Pat
terson were appointed a committee for
f f , . ,
of five members, be appointed to prepare
suicaDie pye-iaws ior the government ot
the meeting Of this Society.
Resolved, That a manuscript copy of
tne constitution oi this Society beimmc- L.
diately transmitted to the General Agent
tne American Bible Society.
Resolved, That the Treasurer be di-
reeled to have printed three hundred cop-
r . ? . ,jj r .i
ics of the constitution and address for the
purpose of distribution.
Resclved, That the Treasurer be direct-
ed to procure suitable blank books for the
use ui uic ouutiy, uuu mat iie uc uuuw- i
ed lor the same in the settlement of his
V i ti . i r . , .
Resolved, Ihat the first annual meet-
ing oi mis society oe nem in whkcsdo-
ro on the fourth 1 hursday of August
ResocvcJ, That the proceedings of this
meeting be signed by the chairman and
Secretary, and published in the Western
Alter a few appropriate remarks, and
irver hv flip Ilrr. Air. r.niilrl. the. Sn.
a praver by the Rev. Mr. Gould, the So
ciety adjourned, to meet again at the
Court-House in Wilkesboro, on the first
Thursday of March next.
HILLIAR ROSSEAU, Chairman.
Sa.ml. F. Patteksox, Jiec. Sec'y.
Messrs. Editors : You would do an accepta
ble thing1 to your friends in this county by pub-
lishing in your paper the following, although it I
appears almost too late :
Uncolr.:on, Jr. C. Jan. 17, 1822.
The citizens of the Village met at the
Academy Maj. Lawson Henderson was
called to the chair, Vardry iciiee ap
pointed Secretary. When thus organi
zed, they took into consideration the sub
ject of Bible Societies, and after some
discussion, the following resolution was
proposed by the Rev. John Mushat, and
unanimously adopted :
Resolved, That it is necessary and prac
ticable to establish a Bible Society in Lin
colnton, Auxiliary to the American Bible
After the adoption of a constitution,
the following officers were elected : Rev.
John Mushat, President. Maj. Lawson
Henderson and Col. John Hoke, Vice
Presidents. Dr. James Divings, Corres
ponding Secretary. Rev. Joseph E. Bell,
Recording Secretary, and Jacob Reinhardt,
ard Allen, jun. C. P. Wltherspoon, John Europe. The author savs, that "three months
Samlclair, and John Shoemaker, of ..bcforc the disturbances in Naples, and six
v i kcs; Col. George bower, Lhjah . monlhs bcfore lhe insurrection of the Greeks,
Galloway, Ambrose Farkcs, rrancis Cry- 4, t r- n- j-
i ii t , , ' r i tnese events Avere foretold in my predict! ns."
Robert H. Burton, Jacob Summey, Pe
ter Summey, Jacob Ram?.our, Daniel
Hoke, David Rainsour, George M'Cul
loch, Rev. James Hill, Rev. Humphrey
Hunter, Henry II. Connor, Rev. Daniel
Moscr, Thomas Dews Joseph Morris,
Robert Williamson, Daniel M. Forney,
Wm. J. Wilson, William Oats, John Fui
enwider, Hugh Sprat, Michael Reinhardt,
John Wilfong, Joseph Graham John Vo
der, Andrew Hoyle, and John Mctz.
A friend has favored us with the London ".V?7y
Prophetic .ilmanack fur 1822: wherein, accor
ding' to the phenomena of the heavens and the
configuration of the planets, the important e
vents of the year are ascertained and cor.fident-
iy predicted. The author refers to his Al.n"
nac-h for the last year, (which we have not seen,)
and now that the year is over, declares that all
his prophecies, and one in particular, foretelling
the death of the Queen and the military r t
which ensued, had been literally verified.
Whatever clue this increnious astronomer r;:iv
have acquired to lead him through the labyrinth
of the. future, we know not but his remarks on
Comets, and the connection w hich he aih.I-es
them to have had with the fate and fortunes ..f
the late Emperor ot Prance, deserve con.-idera-
tion for the poetical beaut v of the concluding
idea, if for nothing else. In the month cf March
savs the author, a Field Marshal of irreat dls-
tlnr.timiin F.urone .tn he mnr:l-recL Thsane
10 iiiu in aiJv v. AiiiLiw tin urn i v i .mi i.i uiviu
Rut to return to BroNAPAivrr., of whom it
certainly is not surprib'.pg, if shaking the earth
as he did, he also affected the stars. The au
thor observes Charleston Courier.
44 On Comets, as lessons of destiny, the
remarks I have to make, although confin-
cJ lo an individual case, mu-t, I untici-
Pale educe as well the acquiescence as
tne surprise of every sensible mind,
though it will not be possible to do justice
to my subject in the narrow limits that
remain open It we turn to look at those
mighty heroes of former ages, suffixed to
whose names we behold these imposing
words, THE GREAT," let us at the
same time recollect that an individual of
our own time, by an extraordinary coin se
of adventures, without the stubborn force
of prejudice and the secret and powerful
engine-work of state-craft to ply with,
lifted himself from a station the most ob
scure and low, to a pinnacle of glory the
I muoi vvjuj uuu - u ll o u ceil I L UC
Laid that the now harmlcs9 NaDolcon ;s
the object of these remarks ? "without
entering nnon nernlntinnc; rnnrPmin,
th( J?; rr tllrll or, - 2
Lorol. nc fn, fn h:c rnm nA ' u
rr . r n i , , .
Allcf. ,7ao. ..i 1
, t u- i
months immediately preceding his birth,
t. v ..nm, ' r .
the rsorthern resrions or the heavens were
vi:tPfl hv on- nr those nnl mftrncr.rc
to which the attention of the reader is
now expressIy solicited. Secondly, with-
llf fv.ii0:no. ,u ,.foric f ti, e.imu c
his fame, ,el us v:xuse a mooient to behold
him upon it, surrounded by Majesty of
his own creating himself seated on the
thrnflft oF the world! Snain. r,n
w the alIolled portion of one brolhpp
Ufocf rxl-ialia of inritlit nn I-. J o 1
0inrfpr Holland, on hisNTnrth. .
the third for her King and with the
Crmvn of NanTes. on h;s Smith. hp rUrl.c
Lk. i11KKqnri u:c c;ct. i a
int lhat seemed to afford security to his
t i wm-. .
empire were nis military uuKes and mi-
nor relatives posted on high pedestals of
honor ; and thus may we say that he seem
ed to have stamped the validity of solid
greatness by his marriage at this time
with the illustrious Archdutchess of Aus-
tna. indeed, nothing human could op
pear more stable than the Monarchy of
rrance in 1811. I have now reason to
call aprain for calm and candid attention.
At the meridian of his glory, which I
have lust been describing, a Comet of
prodigious character came to witness his
eminent station. Returning from its per-
ihclium, that magnificent luminary he
came faintly perceptible at the beginning
of September, 1811, at which time it had
acquired 26 deg. of Celestial North Lati
tude, and was then vertical in the Lati
tude of Corsica, and the Southern Ex
tremity of Natural France. Its splen
dour contiucd to increase, until it had
reached 4 8 deg. of Celestial Latitude, at
which time, blazing with unspeakable
splendour, it stood upon the Zenith of
Paris and its Latitude. Having travers
ed the heavens in such a track as to reign
vertically over every point of Latitude
from South to North of France, let it be,
of all things most strictly noticed, that its
highest degree of lustre was at that par
ticular time vjhen it ivas on the Meridian
and Zenith of Paris at r.ion-day After it