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J"o. of
665 James Ammins
666 Peter Kough
667 Jesse Howell
668 Jack Hock
673 Wm. Hichards
674 Nathaniel Harris
677 William Logan
678 John Wonks
679 Hains White
68U Moses Stearn
681 Michael Scautlm
682 John M'Kcan
695 William Clifton
813 John Needham
811 Jesse Nettles
815 Abisha Oliver
846 Patrick O'Kelly
847 Leonard Parker
818 Samuel Parker
84-9 Thomas Pcavey
850 Drury Perkinson
851 John Roberts
852 John Richardson
853 Wm. Rochester
854 Charles Stewart
855 I.eni. Stedmari
696 Sim. Christophers 856 James Scott
697 William Harber
69ii Hardy Cheshire
699 Arthur Arnold
700 John Prcvard
701 Richard Ward
702 Knibb Wynn
703 Peter Duncan
704 Gilbert Miller
705 William Womack
706 Right Uass
707 William Wynn
703 Samuel M'Dowg
709 Thomas Ward
710 Thos. Warwick
Boo"k.-IiiniVng lYasiwess.
FTT1HE subscriber respectfully informs the citi
1 znns of the Western section of N. Carolina
and the adjoining districts of S. Carolina, that he 11 Edward Fossett
hu nctiKli ioiI tti Iir.r.lJliii,Fiirr II, ,01 n ill 1 ' 1 IJlt-l .VIHIItHS
of its various branches, in the town of Salisbury,
N. C. lie has taken th z tore formerly occupied
by Wood St Kridcr, on Main-street, three doors
E. N. E. from the Court-House.
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 of
work in his line, in a style and on terms that will
Cive general satisfaction.
Merchants and others, can have Blank Books
ruled and bound to any pattern, on short notice,
as cheap and as well finished as any that can be
brought from the North.
OKI Books rebound on the most reasonable
terms, and at short notice.
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tlescription, will be faithfully attended to.
Salisbury, Jane 8, 1821. 53
YvYvate. l&vttitauvits..
THE subscriber respectfully informs
3 - rj lilt vi 'aiiiLfui aiiu miv
iM. adjacent country, that he has removed
irom 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
lias taken the house formerly occupied by Capt.
Ja. Krider, in town, on Main street, a few doors
north of the Court-House ; where he is prepared
to keep a House of Private Entertainment for
Travellers and citizens. He will at all times
furnish Stabling, Fodder and Grain for Horses.
Salisbury, Sept. 25, 1821. 78
N. B. Eight or ten BOARDERS will be taken
at the customary prices in town.
X(iW Slwgli 0 IValfclgU.
rjlHE subscriber, who is
jrTSr JL contractor for carry ing
SWS. the IT. States Mail between
m Y.
i35it'!2Ca Raleigh and Salisbury, by
wav of Randolph, Chatham, Uc. respectfullv in
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 PASSENGERS with as much comfort arid
expedition as they can be carried by any line of
stages in this part of the country. The scarcity
of money, the reduction in the price of produce,
&c. demand a correspondent reduction in every
department of life : Therefore, the subscriber
has determined to reduce the rntc of passage
from eight to si.r cents per mile. Gentlemen
travelling from the West to Raleigh, or by way
of Raleigh to the North, are invited to try the
subscriber's Stage, as he feels assured it only
needs a trial to gain a preference..
The Stage arrives in Salisbury every Tuesday,
8 or 9 o'clock, and departs thence for Raleigh
the same day at 2 o'clock; it arrives in Raleigh
Friday evening, and leaves there for Salisbury
on Saturdav at 2 o'clock.
.11 w 22, "1821. 50 JOHN LANE.
718 Randol Brvant
719 Benj. Bennett
720 CoH'in Brown
721 William Boling
722 John Booth
723 Thos. Blackleacli
724 Jesse Benton
725 Job Butts
726 Christ. Brannon
727 William Conner
723 John Conley
729 Charles Connor
730 John Condon
731 John Darbv
732 William Ford
733 Thomas Hewings
734 James Milliard
735 Elisha Hubbart
736 Hardy Hines
737 Malcom M'Daniel
738 Matthew Newlv
739 EdVd Pendleton
740 James King, sen.
741 Hezekiah Rice
742 Anth'y. Simmon
743 Adam Sykes
744 Philip Thomas
745 William Townly
746 John Tillerv
747 Matthew White
748 Henrv Wiggins
749 Thomas Bullock
750 Baxter Boland
857 Martin Slavers
858 William Shield
859 Jesse Siddle
860 Thomas Sillard
861 William Talton
862 Andrew Yanoy
863 Joseph J. Wade
864 James Varkize
865 Elisha White
866 Thomas WaTker
867 John Burges
868 Lewis Weaver
881 Kli Elv
882 John Edwards
883 James Holden
884 Thomas Loyd
885 Thomas Tucker
886 William Douglas
837 George Harrison
888 David Jones
889 Hardv Ridlev
8.0 Edmund Blount
891 Willis Davis
892 John Burrows
893 Job Mitchell
894 John Southerland
895 Isaac Roberts
896 Gabriel Terrell
iVJT Ethcldred Bosnian
898 Allen Baggott
899 Henry Jason
90 ) Hart let Moreland
901 Robert Palmer
902 William Shcpard
903 William Hill
904 Larie Linch
995 Charles Richards
906 James Chambers
907 Ezckiel Griffin
905 Nichols Edmunds
909 Benjamin. Calheld
910 Howell Gee
911 Solomon Cooper
912 Thomas Watson
913 George Close
914 Joseph Hodges
915 David Walden
916 Robert Williams
917 Benjamin Bird
"returned 8c filed. 918 Josiah Green
751 William Baker 919 Gerrard Craig
752 Robert Brewer
753 Henry Coker
754 Dennis Dowling
75J James Gilliham
756 Thomas Grisurt
757 Jacob Moore
753 Matthew Warren
759 Hercules Ryan
760 George Redncr
761 Samuel Scott
762 Nathaniel Weat
765 Negro Brutus
766 Negro Frederick
767 John Hardy
768 Joel Martin
769 Josiah Miller
770 Thomas Hutson
771 Matthew Brickel
772 John Bagnall
773 Henry Brantley
774 David Burnett
775 Charles Craben
776 Martin Cole
777 Cubit
920 William Groves
921 Richard Bradley
922 Jno. Cheesborough
923 Robert Duncan
924 Peter Kippey
925 William Unci
926 Robert Singleton
927 Jethro Lassiter
928 Levi West
929 Henrv Blurton
930 William Hoark
931 William Kennedy
932 Wm. Washington
933 Daniel Wade
934 Thomas Whitley
935 John Cottle
936 James Pincr
937 William Scantlin
938 William Turpm
939 William Yates
940 Joseph llymari
941 Isham Cams
942 Thomas Golf
943 Lewis Outlaw
778 William Havgood 94 4 Joseph White
779 Jeremiah Mcsser 945 William Elks
780 William Stemrn
THE subscriber having employed a compe
tent person, will keep on hand a constant
supply of
Bread and Crackers, and Cakes cf ev
ery description,
as well as the various articles usually kept in a
'onfectionary Store, all of which he will dis
DoaC of on very reasonable terms.
Salisbury, D c. 18, 1821. 80
E ANA WAY from the subscriber, on the 9th
of this instan, a negro man named JOE,
and his wife named SINA, and two female chil
dren, one of the children four, the other two
rears old. Joe, the negro man, is twenty-five
or six years old, five feet eight or nine inches
'high, stout built, very black, with uncommonly
large feet ; had on when he left me, a coarse blue
broad cloth coat and a black wool hat. His wife
Hina is twenty-eight or thirty years old, middle
size, has large eyes, high cheek bones, spare
face, her dress not recollected, It is thought
that a negro girl nam i d Silvia, the property of
J. Purvines, my neighbour, who was mining on
the same d?.v t'litr.iv negroes kft me, is in eorr
pany with them. Said Silvia s fum-teen or fif
teen years old, well grown of her age, dress not
known. Any person who will apprehend said
negroes, and lodge them in any Jail, so that 1
can tret them, or deliver them to me, shall he
' ' br his trouble, with all reasonable ex-
, 7V9Q 2V
781 Henry Yie
782 Peter Brown
783 Christ. Barlow
784 Moses BVrd
785 James Balentine
786 Richard Cordle
787 William Fox
7SS Wm. Flemming
789 Black Garrick
790 Benjamin Patrick
791 John Poney
792 Daniel Twiirg
794 John Atkinson
795 John Baker
796 Samuel Bradley
797 John Boon
798 Lewis Biddlchizer 971 Jacob llafner
799 Joseph Beaumont 972 Isaac Cornelius
&0O Joseph Cook
801 John Cook
S02 John Campbell
946 John Arnold
947 Samuel Burrows
98 Richard Whcabey
949 William Neil
950 Jacob Waddle
951 John Curtis
952 John Low
961 Matthias Brickie
962 Thomas Kent
963 James Kelton
964 Samuel W. Lewis
965 Jerome M'Mullcn
966 Joseph Miles
967 John Morning
968 Drury Chavous
969 John'Cummingcr
970 John Cook
803 David Conn
804 Edward Cox
805 Charles Coleman
806 Thomas Cook
807 Aaron Davis
808 James Dupn e
809 George Dixon
810 Thomas Kndless
811 Thomas Ebum
812 David Easter
813 John Erwin
814 William Ewcll
815 Joshua Fenton
816 Robert Grifliu
S17 J:mios Cunn
973 Thnmns Piersrm
974 Hichard D. Cook
975 Caleb Koen
976 Robert Calf
977 William Hurley
978 Josiah Daws
979 Sam. Norsworthy
9S0 George Nicholas
981 James Roper
982 Robert Harper
9S3 Richard Martin
984 Caleb Albertson
985 Ebcnezer Blarkley
9S6 David Broadwcll "
987 Burrcl Davis
98S Thomas Little
989 Jeremiah Modlin
990 Mich.tcl Leot.rv
818 Stephen Harris of 991 Richard Bond
Darnall's companv. 992 John Pilchard
819 Burrcll Hughes " 993 James Faddh s
820 John Hart 994 Thomas Pvot
821 Stephen Harris of 995 William Ward
Stedman's compy. 996 Richard Lucas
822 Shadrach Homes" 997 JosVia Stocks
823 Samuel Hollowell 998 Will:am Kintaid
821 James Hall 999 Willia n Risk
S3 2
8 u
Thomas Hill 1019
George Hill 1020
Thomas Hopkins 1021
Thomas Hicks 1022
Littleton Johnston 1023
James Jennings 1024
Thomas Jeffries 1025
Elijah Jenkins 1026
Jacob Kittle 1027
Archibald Kennedy 1028
John Ledum 1029
John Liscombe 1030
Willis Marshall 1031
Charles Mixom 1032
John Moore
Bryan Madrv
Samuel M'Elroy
Joseph M'Daniel
ublished by order of the
Armwcll Ilcrron
George Hichards
P. Harrington
Charles Ilaslip
John Donnelly
Benjamin Borland
Broton Jones
Francis Jack
Bryan Montague
Sam. Montague
Job Ward
Timothy Plumpus
Wm. Stewart
Jacob Owens
Sam. Goodman
Wm. Gregory
David Charncy
General Assembly.
CaUvvrtm Vavigation
"VfOTICE is hereby given, that the third in
X stalment, of ten dollars on each and every
share subscribed on the books of the Catawba
Navigation Company, has been called for, and is
hereby required to be paid to the Treasurer of
the Company on or before the 27th day of May
next. A positive sale of the stock of all delin
quent stockholders will take place at the Court
Housc in Lincolnton, on the said 27th day of
May ; at which time and place a general meeting
of the stockholders is requested, when a state
ment of the affairs of the Company will be sub
mitted to them, and certificates of stock will is
sue to the stockholders.
ISAAC T. AVERY, President.
THE Copartnership heretofore existing un
der the firm of Samuel W, Lindsay Co.
is this day dissolved by mutual consent.
JL-cklenburg, Jan. 17, 1822. lw92r
SVusviff's Sale.
1 SHALL proceed to sell the following tracts
. of land, at the Court-House in Morganton,
on Saturday, the 27th day of April next, to satis
fy the taxes due on tlunn for 1820, viz :
250 acres, given in by Ephraim Evens, lying
on a branch of the Catawba river, 6 miles cast of
Morganton ; value 250.
150 acres Iving on the waters of Silver Creek,
given in by John Reincls ; value SlO
o0 acres on the waters of the south fork of
Catawba river, given in b' Daniel Workman ;
value '25
100 acres given m by Eh Hufman, on Hock
Creek, a water of the south fork of Catawba, for
1817, 1818, 1819, and 1820; valued at SlOOthe
three first years ; at g0 for 1820.
Sheriff liurke Count vt J". C.
February 20, 1822. 7w91
Sale, ol! "Laufts.
THE following tracts of land will be sold, to
satisfy the taxes due on them for 1820, on
the third Monday of April next, at the Court-
House in Salisbury, viz :
190 acres, belonging to Allen Cook : tax,
SI 01.
161 do. belonging to Thomas Pollard : tax,
S00 50.
196 do. belonging to Julius Daniel : tax,
SI 05.
JOHN BEARD, former Shcrijf.
Salisbury, March 2, 1822. 6w91
A ND committed to the jail in
jt. Mecklenburg county, N. C. a
negro fellow who calls himself
GEORGE. He is of a yellow com
plexion, 30 or 35 years of age, 5
feet 7 or 8 inches high, says he
belongs to Dr. Thomas Briggs,
Edgefield, S. C. and that he left
his master towards the latter part of the sum
mer, 1821. Also, one who calls himself PHIL,
about 34 years of age, near 6 feet high; black
complexion, and says he belongs to Thos. Key,
of Albcrmarle county, Ya. Left his master some
few miles north of Salisbury, in the summer di
1821. 3w92r
Yifly Dollars HerwariY.
RAN away from the subscriber, at Charlotte,
Mecklenburg county, N. Carolina, a Negro
Bov by the name of SIMON; dark complexion.
stout made, and five feet seven or eight inches
high. lie 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. 1 will give the above reward if
the said negro is delivered to Isaac li'ilic, Con
cord, Cabarrus county, or 25 dollars if secured in
any jail, and information given, so that I get him
March 24, 1821.
The Celebrated Horse
x NOW in full health and
k$$Tj$ vigor, will stand the ensuing sea
rY son at my stable in Salisbury, at
&Jjt2JZ the moderate price of twelve dol
lars the season, which sum may be discharged
bv the payment of ten dollars, if paid at anv
time within the season ; six dollars the single
leap, to be paid when tle mare is covered, with
liberty of turning to the season afterwards ; and
twenty dollars for insurance, which will be de
manded as soon as tlie mare is discovered, to be
w ith foal, or the property exchanged.
The season will commence the 14th of March,
and end the 1st of August. Mares sent from a
distance will be kept on moderate terms. Prop
er care and attention will be paid, but not liable
for accidents or escapes of anv kind.
.March If, 1022.
NAPOLEON is a beautiful son-el, sixteen
hands and one inch high, of most excellent sym
metry, and possesses as much power and activi
ty as any horse on the continent ; and as a Race
Horse, stands unrivaledi
8vriQ9 M. B.
Ijegislatwre s Carolina.
COjXVEjXTIOJS qjjestiojw
IMr. Alston said, as no other gentle
man seemed disposed, at this time, to
occupy the floor, he begged leave to
submit a few remarks for the consider
ation of the committee upon this all
important question. He said he had
listened with attention to the observa
tions of the gentleman from Salisbury ;
but had not heard him state anyr griev
ance which any portion of the citizens
of the State experience under our pres
ent Constitution. All that the gentle
man complained ofj is inequality of
representation. But he did not state
that any thing like oppression was felt
in any quarter of the State on this ac
count. Nor was it likely that any re
al ground of complaint on this head
would ever exist ; as the large and
small counties were so situated in re
lation to each other, as to possess an
unity of feeling with each other their
wishes were the same on most subjects
which come before the Legislature.
For instance, Rowan and Orange are
large counties ; but they have Iredell
and Person adjoining to them, which
are 6mall ones ; and so it is throughout
the State ; wherever there is a large
county, there is a small one near it,
whose interests are the same. So that
nothing like oppression could be ap
prehended under the present system.
Why, then, asked Mr. A. call a Con
vention, and by doing so convulse the
State from one extremity to the other?
Connecticut, it was said, had amen
ded her Constitution, and why not we
do the same ? But what was the situ
ation of things there ? Was it a mere
inequality of representation that was
complained of ? No, it was a contest
between Church and State ; and the
Church had been forced to the wall.
The State of New-York, who has
latelr revised her Constitution, had al
so been referred to. There was there
to complain of, a Council of Appoint
ment, consisting of four Senators and
the Governor, which disposed of eve
ry office under government. But there
is nothing of this kind in our govern
ment ; no complaint known here on the
subject of appointment to office.
The gentleman from Salisbury com
menced his observations by saying that
our present Constitution was formed
at an inauspicious period. For his
part, if we were to have a Convention,
he should be glad it could meet under
as favorable circumstances as the fra
mers of this instrument met. At that
period, nothing was heard of Eastern
or Western interests all were united
as a band of patriots and brothers in
the same cause. But were a Conven
tion now to be held, the same union
would not exist. Some would insist
on being represented according to free
population, others according to federal
numbers, others according to the fer
tility of our soil. And, after all, he
doubted whether so good a Constitu
tion would be produced as that which
we now enjoy. This Constitution
guards and protects the rights, tne pro
perty, and the liberty of every citizen ;
be he poor or rich, he is equally pro
tected. The gentleman from Salisbury had
made an exhibition of large counties
and small ones, in order to shew the
inequality of our present representa
tion, lie would refer that gentleman
to the Convention which sat at Halifax
to form our present Constitution, and
to that which convened in Philadelphia
to form the Constitution of our Gener
al Government. In neither of these
bodies was the distinction made be
tween large and small counties, or
large and small states. Each county
had an equal weight in the delibera
tions at Halifax, as each State had in
the Convention at Philadelphia.
In the Senate of the United States,
the little States of Delaware and
Rhode-Island have an equal voice with
the large States of New-York and Vir
ginia ; and in case of no election being
made by the people, of the President
of the U. States, the choice is left to
the House of Representatives, who
vote, not according to their numbers,
but by States ; so that the smallest
States have as much weight in that
important election, as the largest. He
believed the principle contended for by
the gentleman was new, and yet had
to be tried, that is, of being entirely
represented by numbers.
The gentleman from Salisbury has
undertaken to class the several coun
tiesi according to their eastern or wes
tern location, stating that one-third of
the population of the State, in one
section, has more weight in the gov
ernment of the State than two-thirds
in the other. Mr. A. could not ac
cede to the gentleman's plan of divid
ing the State into eastern and western
sections. He denied the existence of
ah eastern and western division
Once let us progress in the work of in
ternal improvement, and if any sec
tional division existed, it would be
found very different from that sugges
ted by the gentleman. If he were to
divide the State into sections, he should
class them into four sections, as fol
lows, viz: Ashe, Wilkes, Surry,
Stokes, Rockingham, Caswell, Person,
Granville, Warren, Halifax, Martin,
Washington, Tyrrell, Northampton,
Bertie, Hertford, Gates, Chowan, Per
quimons, Pasquotank, Camden and
Currituck, on the Northern boundary.
He said he hoped to live to see the
day when the produce of each of these
counties would find the way to market
through the same channel. v There you
find large and small counties complete
ly intermixed, all possessing the same
interest, and having the same object in
view. A large county has nothing to fear
from a small county, having an equal
weight in the Legislature. He there
fore thought it unwise now to disturb
the right so long enjored, of counties,
being equally represented, when noth
ing like oppression had ever been ex
perienced under the system. Wake,
Franklin, Johnston, Nash, Edgecombe,
Pitt, Beaufort, Hyde, Duplin, Wayne,
Onslow, Greene, Lenoir, Craven.
Jones and Carteret, he considered con
nected together in their views and in
terests. Orange, Guilford, Randolph,
Chatham, Moore, Cumberland, Bla
den, Sampson, New-Hanover and
Brunswick, he classed as a third divis
ion, possessing the same interests ; and
Buncombe, Haywood, Burke, Ruther
ford, Lincoln, Iredell, Rowan, Meck
lenburg, Cabarrus, Montgomery, Rich
mond, Robeson, Anson and Columbus,
as a fourth division. Each of which
divisions he viewed as closely connec
ted in interest, and in the various plans
of public improvement which had been
contemplated in the State.
Dividing the State in this manner,
which he thought was a natural and
proper division, there would be no dan
ger of small counties oppressing lnrgc
ones, and it was unnecessary, therefore,
to provide against so imaginary an
The remark of the gentleman, that
the poor man's fifty acres of barren
land, gave him a privilege equal to the
rich man's fifty acres of the most fer
tile soil, he did not consider as a defect,
but an excellence in our Constitution.
Mr. A. did not wish to live under a
government where the rich and the
poor did not enjoy equal privileges.
In conclusion, Mr. A. considered
our present Constitution as a rich
treasure, bequeathed to us by our an
cestors, and he was desirous of hand
ing it down to our children unimpaired.
Mr. J. Hill observed, that the Res
olutions before the committee, simply
recommending to the people the pro
priety of calling a Convention, for the
purpose of amending our present State
Constitution, were such as he most
willingly and heartily concurred in :
Resolutions well worthy the attention
and deliberation of the Legislature,
and of vast importance to the welfare
and prosperity of North-Carolina.
That objections (said he) should be
urged against an undertaking of this
kind is not much to be wondered at,
particularly, when we take into consid-,
eration the situation of our State, and
the great diversity of interest which
unluckily pervades it. But a more fa
vorable opportunity for effecting an a
mendment to our Constitution, he be
lieved, never had, and, perhaps never
would occur. And if gentlemen were
now disposed to view the subject witk
coldness and indifference, we might

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