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Tarborough, lidgecovibe County, N. C. Tuesday, October 17, i82G.
THE "FREE PRESS,"
i?y Gt-o. J f award,
Is published weekly, (every Tuesday,)' at
77 KG DOLLARS per year, (or 52 num
ucrs,) if paid within one month after Sub
scribers commence, receiving their papers
7Vo Dollars & Fifty Cents, if paid within
six months and Th rte Dollars at the expi
ration of the year. Subscribers at liberty to
discontinue at any time on paying arrears.
Advertisements not exceeding 16 lines will
he inserted at 50 cents the first insertion, and
25 cents eagh continuance. Longer ones" at
that rate for every 16 lines.
Letters addressed to the Editor must be
J7 James Simmons, Esq. postmaster at
Halifax, is our general agent for that vicinity.
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Millinery & Manlua-mnking.
MRS. SNEADER respectfully In
forms the inhabitants of Halifax
and vicinity, that she still continues the
Millinery and Mantua-making busi
ness in Halifax, and has on hand, as
as usual, a general assortment of Ladies
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
early as possible.
Halifax, Aug. 15, 1S2G.
A Good 'Bargain
fXS Wednesday,' the ISth of October
next, will be let, the lie-building
the Bridge across Town Creek", near
Col. lienj. Sharpens to the lowest under
taker. By the Commissioners.
September 25, 1S2G. 0-3
Drs )ancy & Boyhin,
AVING entered into Co-partnership,
beg'leave to inform lhr riti.
zens of Edgecombe, that they are prepa
red to enter into'the practice of the va
rious branches of their professional du
ties, (viz.) Midwifery, 'Surgery, and
the Practice of Medicine Orders left
at their residences or at their shop, Will
pe promptly, attended.
They also inform the- Public, that
they have furnished themselves with a
rcsh and plentiful supply of Medicines,
ind intend keeping on hand a like sim
ply, which they will sell at wholesale or
retail, upon as low terms as they can be
purchased 'in any part of the State.
Tarboro', Sept. 1, 182G. 3
rpAKEN up and committed to the Jail
of Halifax county, a negro man who
says his name is Gideon, and belongs to
Mr. Hichard Taylor, of Granville coun
ty, N. C. The said negro is about 5
feet S or 10 inches high, dark complex
ion, and appears to be between .50 and
GO years of age. The owner is hereby
notified to come forward, prove proper
ty, pjy charges and take him away,
otherwise he will be disposed of as the
Dixie C. Fen tier, Jailor.
Halifax, 19th Sept. 1S2G. 5
thbinit-innking, Turning, &c.
rgHE Subscriber having erected a
V complete workshop for the above
iiisiness in an its various branches, re
pectfully informs his friends snd the
public in general, that he is now prepa
id to execute any work in his line that
le may receive orders for, viz:
Sideboards, China presses, secreta
ries, book-cases, bureaus, tables,
wash-stands, candle-stands, gentle
men's and ladies1 -wardrobes, ladies9
and gentlemen's cabinets, cylinder
fall desks, portable and common do.
and bedsteads of all descriptions.
1'he work in general will be well execu-
ed, and of good materials.
Will be carried on in all its branches.
viz: Wood, iron, brass, ivory, &e.
Carpenters who may want turning done,
can be accommodated, with the turning
of columns, newel .posts, ballesters,
drops, corner blocks, roettes. &c.
heap as the
as short time
Halifax, Sept. 1S2S. 5
Thirty Dollars litward. .
RANAWAY from the Sub
scriber, on Sunday night, the
12th of March last, a negro wo
man, named POLLY, about 28
years old, nearly five feet high,
yellow complexion, spare made, has a
mild look and genteel 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 trade,
who is about 30 years of age, 5 feet 6 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 state: since that time, they
have been lurking about Halifax town,
in the vicinity of which, they probably
are at this time. All persons are lor
warned from harboring or carrying off
said negro under the 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 lor her delivery to me.
Lunsford W. Scott. .
Halifax co. N. C
August5, 182G. 1-tf
Blank Warrants for sale,
TjosV, or Mislaid,
BOND., for about $160, given to
John Murav bv Thomas Sneiffht.
Samuel Vines, Asa Daniel, and others,
names not recollected: which Bond was
transferred to Arnold Borden & Co. and
by them sometime' last winter Dlaced in
my hands for collection. ' Any informa-
tion respectingsaid BbncT will be thank
fully received by .x E: PRICE.
Stantonsburg, Oct. 2 1826. 7-2
T7TSHEIS to inform his friends and
the nublic cenerallr. that hp hns
i i o -j
just returned from New- York, with his
lull supply ot newly imported GOODS,
in his line of business, such as
Superfine Cloths of the most fashion
able colors, do. cassimeres do. a
handsome assortment of Vestings
also, a complete assortment of
All of which he is determined to sell
low for Cash, or on a credit to punctual
customers. He yet continues at his
late stand, nearly opposite the Court-
louse where he will thankfully receive. and geized Mr m and car
111 rtriln r-f hie linn rl liiKiiinrc nnil i . - - 7
inw auvcicu iinius in n vaggon:
4 An Editor in J Trouble. Not
us, gentle reader, for heaven be
praised for all things, we are sel
dom out of troubles: but some
time ago Mr. Miller, editor of the
Batavia Advocate, and Mr. Fol
lett, editor of the Batavia Times,
had sundry disputes in their papers
as editors "will sometimes have,
and Mr. Miller, among other seri
ous charges; declared that Mr.
Follett was a freemason, and ad-
ded, as we learn, that , he himself
was a freemason, but being dis
gusted with the, craft was about
publishing a book', revealing tho
mysteries of masonry, and expos
ing them to the contempt of the
world. We understand by. a gen
tleman jiist arrived in town ' from
the west, that several hnndrprl
freemasons came into the villa o-q
all orders in his line of business, and
pledges himself to execute the same - in
the most fashionable and neatest manner.
Tarborough, Oct. 5, 1S26.
he was rescued frnm thorn lmt
was compelled to give up his man
uscripts. It is further stated that
three attempts were made to set
fire to his printing office, and that
his , friends, after attempting to
Fire Dollars Ileicard.
STRAYED from the Sub
I&TtSf briber, on Tuesday, 7th day
a dak -'conceal him, had finally determin-
rel HOUSE, about 4 feet 10 a i : n S or
."riches high, supposed to be about 12 or " nu" lo,
13 years old; with a small wen on thet """SV, . Ulken PlaCe'
right side of his nose. Any person whoj i which the foregoing is a sketch,
shall find said horseand bring him to' We are sorry that the fraternity
me, or confine him so that I can get him have taken this: step---it gives
again, or deliver him to -David Barnes Ti rrlit an A ;mnnAn :
e work will be executed as in tarborough, sliall receive the above diculous threats of the nprnnim
times wi I admit of and in reward.- CULL1N ADAMS. a 0Uf Ul5P1alS 01 Ul,e. Pf.011 im-
n hZlt ' , October .4, 182G. 7-3 pUcaJed. Silence and jndifTerence
1 List of Letters,
Remaining in the Post-Office at Tarbo
rough, N. C. the 1st day of October.1826,
which if nocalled for and tken out be
fore the -1st day of January next, vill be
sent to the General Post-Office as dead
Allen John, Dr. Kelly Sarah Miss
Alsobrook Micajah King Charles
Battle Joseph Lee William
Battle Cath. A. Miss Lewis James
Bennett Mark H
Bedford John .
Bell Bennett II
Bell Winifred Mrs Pittman Zilpha Mrs
Brown Duncan RuffinJackvA Miss2
Carney Patsey Mrs Robins Jacob
Cornish William Robins Frederick
Ruth Catherine W
Sh'ff of EdgecoYnbe4
' Sory Robert
s bnicer IMoses .
r'.i i rni.,
Edmondson Lem'l Simms Robert
Eagles Richard T Toole Geraldus
Forman Corn's 2 White William
Faithful Lemuel ,
Haynes Wm S'r.
Hodge Allen 3
Hart Cath. Miss
Hunter Wm J W
Knight Eliz'KMiss Williams Josiah
KillebrewGeo W4 79
f.-fi. LLOYD. P.M.
Ward Jno F Dr.
Worrell Amos Jr.
Whitford David f
Warters Patsey Mrs
There are about 650 different
J List of Letters,
Remaining in the Post-Office at Halifax, N.
on the 1st October, 1826, which it not
laKen oui Deiore tne it ot January next, ti- i i Tt
will be sent to the General Post-Office as j newsPaPers published in the U.
M'Lemore J II
Pettway M H 4
Powell Isaac 2 ,
Pope Pancy i.
Richardson Nancy .
Smith James NR
Sturdevant Ed orJnp
Simmons Jno W
Stricklin Douck w
Smith Elisha B
Shepherd John S
Grynstead Thos Y Turner Bedford 2 . '
Urary Henry VV laylor Wilson
i Tumblin Samuel
Turner Jas R
Tu rner Miss JMartha
Vinson Peter ;
Webb William .
Winborn John 2
Allen Samuel 2 .
Bryan Jos II 2
Bagby Nancy v
Briant Millisor. or
Bynum Jesse A '
Crowcll R II
Daniel J J 2
Daniel R 1
Doggett Wm ;
Drew Wm 3
Ed in un son .Wm
Gladish Jas B
Hill Whitmill J
Hawkins R J
Hill Rebecca ,
James Reuben U
Long James M
States; which circulate annually
upwards of 30,000.000 copies of
papers. In Great Britain, there
are 284 papers, which circulate
annually among 2 millions of peo
ple, about 23,000,000 copies of
papers. The American are there
fore more of a reading commu
nity than the British.
A'young man while walking on
the bank of the Brandywine creek
had a black snake creep up his leg
under his pantaloons and twist
himself three or four times round
his leg; this was done in an inst
ant, lie grasped it with both his
hands and held it nearly an hour
till a young man came to his re
lief, who cut a hole in his panta
loons and cut the head oil the
snake. It measured five feet long.
If he had notgot assistance, he
declares he could nbt have surviv
ed much longer.
WTiggins II J
Zolicofier J H
pi MS. SIMMONS, P. Mr
John Randolph.-Capt. Mac
kay, of the London Packet at Bos
ton informs that Mr. Randolph was
in London, about the 15th of JuT
ly, and dined with Mr. King, the
American Charge d'Affairs; but
that he did not hear of him afterr
wards, and presumes he was resif
ding in tlie country, .