Whole No. 119.
Tarborough, Edgecombe County, N. C. Tuesday, December 5, 1 826.
Vol 111. No. 5.
TIIR "FREE PRESS,"
? Gro. Howard,
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bers,) it" paid within one month after Sub
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Two Dollars I? Fifty Cents, if paid within
is months and Three Dollars at the expi
ration of the year. Subscribers at liberty to
continue at any time on paying arrears.
Advertisements not exceeding 6 lines -will
be inserted at 50 cents the first insertion, and
25 cents each continuance. Longer ones at
that rate for every 6 lines.
Letters addressed to the Editor must be
pst fiaid. '
iJ''jAmes Simmons, Esq. postmaster at
Halifax, is our general agent for that vicinity.
WISHES to inform his friends and
the public generally,, that he has
USt reiurutJU wuui iiciu- j. win., wim ins
full supply of 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 Nestings
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
hie stand, nearly opposite the Court
house, where he will thankfully receive
all orders in his line of business, and
pledges himself to execute the same in
the most fashionable and neatest manner.
Tarborough, Oct. 5, 1S2G. 7
T87AS stolen put of the house of the
Subscriber, some time in December
last, a double cased
Made by J. Williams, London, No. 401S
the outer case is rather large for the
inner case, 'and much thicker. FIVE
DOLLARS reward will be given for
such information as will lead to the re
covery of it by
Tai borough, Oct. 19, IS2G. 11
TT AS just received a part 'of her' fall
supply of articles in her line com
prising a general assortment of Leghorn
and Straw Bonnets, silk and satin do.
fancy colored Grosde Naples silks do.
silks and satins superb belt ribbons,
ostricli feathers, curls, necklaces, &c. &c.
She has also received a few elegant PAT
TERN BONNETS, direct from New-
lork, which she considers Worthy the
inspection of the ladies in this vicinity.
Halifax, Nov. 1, 1S2G.
bvs, Duncy & lloijkin,
AV1NG entered into Co-partner
ship, beg leave to inform the citi
sens of Edsrecombe, 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
be promptly attended.
They als inform the Public, that
they have furnished themselves with a
ireh and plentiful supply of Medicines,
and intend keeping on hand a like sup
ply, which they will sell at wholesale or
retail, upon as low terms as they can be
purchased in any part cf the State.
Tarboro', Sept. 1, 1S26. 3
Cabinet-making, Turning, &c.
npHE Subscriber having erected a
complete workshop for the above
business in all its various branches, re
spectfully informs his friends and the
public-in general, that he is now prepa
red to execute any work in his line that
he may receive orders-for, viz:
Sideboards, China presses; secreta
ries, book-cases, bureaus, tables,
wash-stands, candle-stands, gentle
men's and ladies' wardrobes, ladies'
and gentlemen's cabinets, cylinder
fall desks, portable and common do.
and bedsteads of all descriptions.
The work in general will he yvell execu
ted, and of good materials.
TURNING BUSINESS, r
Will be carried on in all its branches,
viz: trooa, iron, brass, ivorv. tec.
Carpenters who may want turning done,
can be accommodated, with the turning
of columns, newel posts, ballesters,
drops, corner blocks, rosettes, &c.
The above work will be executed as
cheap as the times will admit of, and in
as short tune as it can be done.
LE tVIS LA YSSARD.
- Halifax, Sept. 182 6. 5
I). Richards Sf Co.
rjplIE Public are informed that the
Subscribers have lately returned
from New-York, with a fresh supply ofi LUABLE PLANTATION whereon
7ILL be sold on Wednesday, the
20th day of December next, at the
late residence of Alexander Collen dee'd,
about six iiiib-s north of Tarborough, and
I two miles from Teat's Bridge, that VA
Labor Saving Invent ions... ; There is
now in this town, a Hand Grist Mill,
the invention of Mr. Moses Mendenhall,
of this county, the stones 12 inches in
lameter, and are placed perpendicular;
the machinery is very simple and easily
constructed. This Mill must prove ve-
y serviceable to the Southern and West
ern States, as it can, at a very trifling ex
pense, be attached to a Cotton Gin or
other machinery; it grinds by hand near-
y as fast as the common water mills
with four feet stones. Mr. Menden
hall, the inventor, possesses considera
ble mechanical genius.
Mr. Bern. Overman, of this town, has
invented a Saw Mill, to go by hand, for
sawing straight or circular Timber, for
Coach Makers, &c. This is an ingenious
and'very valuable mechanical invention.
Messrs. Benj. Overman and John
Russell, , have invented a machine for
cutting the fur off of skins for Hatters,
which hap the appearance of being very
Mr. Jeremiah Hubbard, of this coun
ty, has likewise invented a machine for
cutting off Fur, also, a Flying Shuttle
Loom, for weaving plain, doubled,or fig
ured cloth.... Greensboro7 Pat.
Dry Goody, Groceries, c?c.
Which they arc now ripening at the
Store belonging tp Mr. Parker, and di
rectly opposite Mr. lender's Tavern,
all oi which will be offered at their usu
the dee'd formerly lived.. ..bounded on
the south-west by S.viit Creek, and on
the north-east bv Ihe road leading from
Tarborough to Enfield and Coffield's
bridge.. ..adjoining the lands of Ki chart;
i oi wnicn will ne oncrcu at ineir usu-j llarrIs()n ad Dcmpscv Bryan, Esors
1 low prices. At present may be found containini, about live "hundred acres...
mong many others, the following ar- AJs0 w;,f )C soM on lhe premises .th(
rPIIE Semi-annual EXAMINATION
of the Students of Tarborough Aca
demy, will commence on Wednesday
the 20th, and end on Friday, the 22d
December next. Parents and Guardians
are particularly invited to attend.
The Exercises of the Institution will
commence again on Monday, the 1st
ROR'T JOYNER, Sec'y.
Tarboro'. Nov. 24. 1826. 14
STRAYED or stolen from
'Mr. Lewis A. Powell's, in
Martin county, in September
'last, a light Bay Marc, 7
years old, trots, paces and canters; goes
well in a gig....Sh'e has one of her hind
feet white, with a small star in her fore
head; a short switch tail, and a blemish
in her left eye; supposed to betaken by
a negro named Allen, who ran away at
fie same time. FIVE DOLLARS will
be Riven for the delivery of the mare,
or TEN DOLLARS if stolen, for the
mare and thipf nn conviction, bv the
JESSE F. JONES.
ring-Green, Martin Co. Nov. 2G, 1826.
Good fortune, when we possess her,
requires as much management to pre
serve her as health does; and when she
irowns, let us be patient, for she may
Irish POTATOES COFFEE, TEA,
Muscovado SUGAR Loaf do.
N. K. RUM W. I. do. French BRANDY,
Holland GIN Country do. WHISKEY,
TOBACCO ALLSPICE PEITER,
INDIGO SNUFF POWDER SHOT.
Superfine blue, black, mixed & olive Cloths;
Superfine Cassimeres; blue, mixedi green
and drab Plains;
Sattinctts, Bom'uazctts and Bombazines;
White, rtd and yellow Flannels; rose and
Cotton and woolen Stockings; cotton and
Northern manufactured Negro Cloths;
Dark and light ground Calicoes & Chintzes;
Furniture Calico; cotton Cr.mbricks,
Muslins; Jaconctt do.
Muslin Robes; Book Muslin, plain & figured;
Irish Linens, Lawns; French Cambric;
Cotton Shirting; Domestic Cottons, white
and colored; ' v
Canton and Italian Crapes;
Green, pink and white Florences;
Laventees; Sarscnetts; Sinchews;
Canton Crape and Silk Shawls;
Cassimerc, merino, muslm oc cotton bnaw is;
Silk, muslin, linen & cotton Handkerchiefs;
Furniture and narrow corded Dimity;
Russia Diaper and Diaper Table Cloths;
Oil Cloths; Bed Quilts and Bcdticks;
Ladies' Leghorn and Straw Bonnets;
Gentlemen's fine Hats; Children's' leather
and roram do.
Ladies' dress and walking Shoes;
Gentlemen's Boots, liootees and Shoes; Ne
Gentlemen's Plaid Cloaks and Plaids;
Carpetine: cotton Bagging; Osnaburgs;
Trunks; Cordage for packing Cotton;
Sewing Silk; Thread; cotton Hall; fins;
Needles; Ribbons; thread L,ace;
Hair Combs, larze and small;
A large assortment of Coat & Vest Buttons;
Cotton Cards; writing Paper; Quills.
Also, 3000 bushels Turks Island Salt;
which will be sold, in large or small
Quantities very low.
(fyCASII given for Naval Stores,
Cotton in the seed and baled Cotton,
Those who are disposed to purchase.
will find it lo their interest to call at the
above described Store.
Tarborough, Oct. 1626, 10
same dav, Hie crop of Corn, Cotton
Fodder, Sc. House-hold Kitchen fur
nilurc, work Horses, plantation uten
sits and about sixty head ofjat Hogs.
Six months credit will be given, bond
and approved security required. A cor
rect survey and plat of the land will be
exhibited on the day of sale, and posses
sion given on the first day of January
SPENCER D. COT-TEN, Ex'r.
Nov. 27, 1826, 14
N Wednesday, the 10th of January
next, will be sold at Moor in i
Cross Roads, in the county of Pitt
North-Carolina, a large quantity of
First Rate TAR RIVER LAND,
Lvihar on the north side of IarKiver
handsomely situated, and inferior to no
Lands on said Uiver for Corn, and Cot
ton. The Land is generally in the
county known to be . as represented, l
beinjr the lands that the late John Moor
ins' purchased of Josiah Carney, and
i v. . 1 . , j? m
laying opposite (ne iowiiuj vrrcvtviue
containing one thousand acres. Then
is at this time open land on said tract
sufficient for at least live hundred barrel
of Corn. Six months credit will be
given to purchasers, ihey giving bond
with approved security... .or negotiate
paper to the State Bank of Newbern wil
: . n .1 1 i: HM.
be taken lor men accuiinnouauou. ine
Sale to continue from day to day unti
all are sold.... and probably more than
the above quantity will be sold at the
JESSE H MOORING, Ex'r.
" 22dofNov. 1826. ' " 14
At a late term of Mercer Circuit Court
in Kentucky, an.action for slander, ,i
which JVliss Matilda Bohon was Plaint
iff, and James Cardvvell Defendant, was
tried. The iurv, after hearing the evi
dence and arguments of counsel, return
ed a verdict for the Plaintiff for Three
Thousand Dollars in ihfcpjres." -
WASHINGTON, NOV. 16.
The Revenue.. ..Since penning a few
thoughts on the Revenue of the United
States, we. have it from undoubted au
thority, that the paragraphs which have
recently appeared in the newspapers on
this subject tend to produce an errone
ous impression on the public mind.
Ihe truth is, that the actual receipts
into the Treasury during the present
year, will fully equal the estimate pre
sented by the Secretary of the Treasury.
in his last annual report, tor the ensu
ing year, the Secretary presented no es
timate. . On recurring to his annual re
port of last year, we find that he antici
pated some falling off in the importa
tions of this year, as compared with
those of the past year. Nevertheless,
so far as the facts already known furnish
grounds for an opinion, there is good
reason to believe, that, instead of a de
ficiency, the actual receipts in the Trcs
ury, during the year 1827 will be fully
adequate to all the usual expenditures of
lhe Government... including the applica
tion of ten millions to the public debt...
although not as large as may have been
by some anticipated. Having ascertain
ed the true state of the case in reference
to this matter, we have thought it to be
our duly to present it to our readers.
' Nat. Int.
North Carolina Gold Mines... .The
quantity of gold that is daily found in
and about Montgomery county is be
come so very important, that the officers
of the mint of the U. S. have offered
eagles, ready coined, weight for weight,
for the gold bullion as it comes from
the mines; but in Philadelphia thep
have lately been established no less than,
eight gold beaters, who offer to give
four per cent, .more than the current coin;
for they find the gold so pure and duc
tile, that nothing can exceed the excel
lence of the leaf gold made thereof.
Seven waggons passed through this
city lately, in one day, from Connecti
cut, laden with all kinds of tin ware, dry
goods, cutlery,'and various wares and
'merchandise, on their way to the gold
mines of Montgomery. They mean
principally to establish themselves at
Salisbury, where the gold will be taken
in barter, and thus a very lucrative trade
is carried on. The Banks, we hear, are
greatly benefited in North Carolina by
the gold found there, for they receive
bullion for their paper, which enable?
them to issue more and with perfect
(safety.' Wash. Tel.