Whole No. 107.
TARBOllOZJGU, JV. C. TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1820.
Vol III, m. 3.
For publishing in the town of Tarborough,
(N.t.j a wecKiy newspaper, called the
The Subscriber respectfully in-
Jfbrms the patrons of the Free
IPunss, and the citizens of Edgc
(combe county and vicinity, that
lowing to unexpected difficulties
lie found it impracticable to re--move
to Tarborough so soon as he
originally contemplated, and con
sequently was compelled to sus
pend its publication (or a short
ftimc. Having, however, procur
ed additional materials, stock, &c.
jhc purposes issuing the lirst num-
Jlgcncy at Ualifua;.
AN arrangement having been made
IA- by the Editor of the Free Press,
with J A MRS SIMMONS, Esq. of
Halifax, persons in that vicinity dispo
sed to patronize the establishment by
subscription, advertisements, or job
work, will please apply at the Post-Oi-flice,
where Constables' Blanks will
constantly be kept for sale, -and orders
received for any kind of work connect
ed with the Printing business. Mr.
Simmons is also authorised to receive
any monies due the etablishment.
Tarborough, Aug. 1S2G.
Iber of the third volume at Tarbo
j rough, on Tuesday, the 2 Id inst.
I being the second day of the Quar
terly Sessions of the County Court
of Halifax, and the week preced
ing that of the County of Edge
combe. As doubtless a number of
the subscription papers which were
formerly issued, have been either
destroyed or mislaid, he has tho't
it advisable to issue new proposals,
requesting a repetition of the
friendly offices of those persons
who kindly exerted their influence
in the first instance, and have not
retained the subscription lists.
The paper will be sent to its for
mer patrons, excepting those who
have signified a wish to the con
trary. Geo. Howard.
The Free Press will be issued weekly, at
TWO DOLLARS per year, (or 52 num
bers,) if paid within one month after Sub
scribers commence receiving their papers
1vo Dollars if Fifty .Cents, if paid within
six months and 'JViree Dollars at theexpi
ratirn of the year. Subscribers at liberty to
discontinue at any time on paying arrears.
Advertisements not exceeding 16 lines will
be inserted at 50 cents the first insertion, and
.2.5 cents each continuance. Longer ones at
that rate for every 16 lines.
Tarborough, August 14, 1826.
rpIIE Subscriber having established a
r Lottery Olllce in the Town of Ha
lifax, will at all times be ready to fur
nish Tickets in any of the Lotteries that
are managed by Messrs. Yates & M'ln
tyre or J. I. Cohen, Jr. & Mothers. I
am at present unable to boast of bavin
sold any great p.-izes, as my Office has
but recently been established; but it is
possible that there are now many good
prizes in it remaining unsold.
Therefore, if there are any who owe
more than they can conveniently pay,
and whose nrospects from the nresent
ir's crops are gloomy, would it not be
Houses and Lots in HuVfiuv,
rjMIE Subscriber intending to remove
to the westward, early in the ensuing
year, offers her Houses and Lots in
the town of Halifax for sale. There are
three half acre lots on the front street,
with a large and handsome dwelling,
store, and lumber house, and other ne
cessary out-houses; with a large ma
chine intended to run two cotton gins.
There are also two new gins, which will
be sold with the Lots.
Halifax, A us;. 1S2G. 2
Millinery & Manlna-makni.
TItS. SNEADER respectfully in--LT
forms the inhabitants of Halifax
and vicinity, that she still continues the
Milliner! and Mantua-making busi
ness in Halifax, and has on hand, as
as usual, a general assortment of Ladi.es'
fancy goods. Persons indebted to her
are earnestly requested to call and settle
their accounts immediately, as she is de
sirous of laying in her fall supply as
cany as possiDie.
Halifax, Aug. 15, 1S26.
well for them to call and obtain a mize
If the mechanic is a little jn hi
business, and would live a little more at! hi professional services to the citizens
l)r B. B. Hauler,
IjAVING selected Nashyillc, as his
future residence, respectfully offers
T7venty-jtve Dollars lleivard.
I WILL give the above re
ward of twenty-five dollars, for
apprehending and securing in
jail, or otherwise,' negro Isaac,
so that I cet him iijrain; and will
pay all necessary expences if delivered
to me at my place of residence, in the
county of Edgecombe, about two miles
east of the stage road leading from Tar
borough to Enfield, and about eight
miles from the latter. Isaac is a bright
mulatto; sprightly, possessing much im
pudence, has a bushy head, and well
proportioned in his form; his size I am
not prepared to say, not having seen
him for near twelve months his age
imagine about twenty. This negro, I
understand, absconded on Monday 14th
inst. from Dr. Iandon CJanton, of the
town of Halifax,1 to whom he was hired
for the present year. It is highly pro
hable, that this boy has obtained a frau
dulent pass, and will endeavor to pass
for a freeman; a circumstance which
goes to support such a conclusion is, I
am informed he went olf with a free
man of color, yarned Napoleon Cabar
rus, who resides in or about Edenton,
N. C. and that they have been seen to
gether beyond Pollock's ferry, on Roa
noke. Masters of vessels and all others
are hereby cautioned against harboring
joy carrying off said negro issac at their
peril. ELI B. tVHITJlKERy
Edgecombe Co. N.C. Yruslee, &c.
Aug. 28, JS2G. J 2-3
his ease, let him call.
If the merchant has heavy payments
to make, and but little prospect of meet
ing them by collections and sales, he
should certainly call.
Voting ladies particularly are invited
to call and buy a package in the combi
nation and permutation.
All others who think that money
would in any way benefit them, are re
spectfully invited to call and obtain a
J.1S. SIMMONS, P. M.
No. 98, corner of King fc Shop streets.
14th Aug. lS2t-. .
of Nash County.
He boards at Wood's Hotel, where
he may be found whenever his services
P. S. The Virginia State Lottery
will be drawn the 27th of next month.
the prir.es returnable to October Supe
acceptable about that time.
Money will certainly be ' carI. arley
J. S. riw
Aqua fort is
Thirty Dollars Reward.
RAN AWAY from ihc Sub-
cJiWscriber, on Sunday night, the
12th ol March last, a negro vvo-
i nni i v o..
man, uauitui x wjju i j iiuum
rrv-it years old, nearly five feet high,
yellow complexion, spare made, has ?
mild look arid gqntcel appearance, (for
a negro,) when well dressed; she is an
expert hand at roguery, and is well cal
culated to deceive unless tightly and
closely examined. She was seduced a
way by a black free negro, Carter New
som by name, a shoemaker by Jrade,
?ho is about 30 years of age, 5 feet G or
S inches high, thick set, has a pleasant
countenance and very white teeth,
which he shews very much when speak
ing or laughing: he is strongly suspect
ed of being a runaway slave. In my
former advertisement, I stated that from
threats which the wench made prior to
her elopement, they would, by chang
ing their names, and getting forged free
papers,' endeavor to make their escape
to some free slate: since that time, they
have been lurking about Halifax town,
in the vicinity of which, they probably
are at this time. All persons are for
warned from harboring or carrying off
said negro underthe penalty of the.law.
The above reward, with all reasonable
charges, will be paid for securing said
woman in any jail, so that I get her
again, or for her delivery to me.
Lunsfurd W. Scott.
Halifax co. N. C.
August .15, 182 0. . A-U
Qpothtcary & Drug Store.
II. S. & R. F. STUBDS,
Respectfully inform the public that they
nave opened, in the town of Halifax, a
general assortment of Medicines, Paints,
Dye Stuffs, &.e. which they will dispose
of, on reasonable terms. Among the ar
ticles the following may be enumerated:
White lead, dry aial
Paints of every kind,
Paiot brushes and sash
.Camel's hair pencils
Snuff in jars 8c bottles
Soda and Seidlitz pow
Superior shaving soap
Ottar of roses
Teeth extracting in
Scaling wax, &c. 8cc.
with a complete assort-
Medicines. Phvsicians are
informed, that the- can be supplied
with fresh and genuine Medicines, at
the Petersburg prices. Any orders
from them will be thankfully received,
and the medicines put up with care and
pr. R. S. Stubbs wilj likewise prac
tice in Ihe various branches of his pro
fession. Due attention will be paid to
Halifax, N..C.rAug. 1S2G. 2-4
Kentucky tragedy. The Pitts
burg Statesman has given some
further particulars respecting tho
late dismal tragedy in Kentucky,
which arc interesting, and mate
rially aggravate tho conduct of
CoJ. Sharpc. It is stated that
peauchamp was a student at law
in the office of Col. Sharpe and
that Ann Cook (Mrs.. Beauchamp)
was an orphan girl, living in his
family, and under his protection.
While thus situated, he succeed
ed in seducing her and accom
plishing her ruin, and then Jiad the
address to induce Beauchamp, his
student, to marry her, and to pre
vent the girl from disclosing her
situation, until it could no longer
be disguised. Before this time
she had succeeded in gaining the
,allections of her husband, so that
the knowledge of her blighted vir
tue did not shake his attachment.
Subsequently, Sharpe being a can
didate for the legislature, the sto
ry of his seducing his ward was
blazed abroad, and to counteract
it, he caused a fale report to be
circulated that the jchiid was a
black one, and he, accordingly inr
nocent. '1 his last stab at her al
ready wounded honor, from tho
hand of her despoiler, it. was, that
aroused the slumbering vengeance
of the injured woman, awakened
every direful passion of herself
-.11 l 11 HI".
ana nusuana, ana called into ex
ercise those energies which did
not cease to exert themselves, un
til death closed the horrhj scene
upon all three.
. B. Desha, the murderer pi
Baker, died on the 13th ult. in
consequence of the wound inflicted
on himself some few weeks ago.
Horatio Cozens, a distinguish
ed member of the Bar of St. Lou
is, was assassinated in that place
on the 13th of July, by Mr. French
Strother. The circumstances ap
pear to be these: Mr. Cozens wa?
engaged as counsel against Mr.
Strother: the latter, finding the
cause going against him, asked
the former to step aside, as he
wished to speak to him. Mr. Co
zens did so, and Strother stabbec!
him with a dirk repeatedly and
killed him instantly. Strother
was cornmitted to prispn.
It is said, that in Massachusetts,
where there is a population of up
wards of 600,000, there are only
300 who are unable to read & write.
Blacks. Tt is computed that the
blacks increase about 60,000a year
in this country, and that the Coloni -zation
Society remove 1000 a year.
A great haul The Postmas
ter of New-York advertises that
tlje entire newspaper mail from
the south was robbed in Newr
Jersey on Thursday last. What
a valuable assortment of news and
wrapping paper has falieu into the
hands of this wholesale dealer in
literature! He cannot want a
fresh supply for six months to