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Tarborough, Edgecombe County, X. C. Saturday, February 10, 1827.
Vol ULXo. 25.
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Tarboro', January, 1827. ?l-5
VITAS stolen out of the house of the
" Subscriber, some time in December
hst, a double cased
Made by J. Williams, London, No. 4015
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rgMIE Subscriber has about 500 bar- give you the opinion of the best
rels of CORX, for sale low for informed persons with whom I
He also continues to keep a ge-; have conversed on this siihW to.
gcther with my own observations.
neral supply of Prizes, in the different
J. IS. SIMMONS,
It is now evident that the friends
No. 9S, corner of King Shop si reel,
iof Win. H. Crawford have deter
Halifax, 16th Jan. 1S27. 22 mined to accede to the elevation
of Gen. Jackson to the presiden-
Xolice. tial chair; and that they unite in
QN the third Monday in February ! support of his pretensions. This
next, at the Court-House in Halifax lis overtly settled in the nominn-
Town, I shall proceed to sell, by an or- tion of Gen. Jnr.ksnn hv ftho mom
, , , - " f " . IUV 11IV ill
v. v.. vl WVUllj
Iters of the legislature of the State
10 or lUikety YOUNG NEGROES, of Georiri.. hv n vnirn nf 1 (V) tn Q-
Consisting of Boys, Girls Women anl!by asimiar unailimitV of nomil.a-
Dempsey Pittman, dee'd. Terms are,
JAMES J. PITT MAN, Ex'r,
of I). Pitt man, dee'd.
Jan. 15th, 1827. 23
THIS Celebrated Race
Horse, got by Timoleon,
out of the equally Cele
brated Race Mare Ariad
ne, by Citizen, will stand at my Stable
the ensuing Season. Owing to the pres
sure of the times, he will be let to mares
on accommodating terms. Further par
ticulars will be made known in due time.
Warrenton, Jan. 5, 1827. 23-3 "
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Halifax. Jan 3.
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Cabinet making, Turning, (Jc.
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LEWIS LAYS SARD.
MOSES, NAT 4- HARRIS.
FIFTY DOLLARS Reward
SFfur Moses, TWENTY-FIVE
lHHI J 1.(11.11 IUI ilill illlW IMHI.
Said negroes ran away about the
15th instant, and are supposed
'uikinjr in Orconiechv Neck.
Moses has a wife at Win. Long's plan
tation in Northampton county, four or
five miles from Halifax town. I am
somewhat of opinion that they have gone
to Southampton county, Va. they have
some near relations belonging to the Mr.
Ricks', in Southampton. I am confident
that Moses enticed Nat and Harris off.
Moses is about 27 years old, 5 feet 6 or
7 inches high Nat is 21 years olJ, and
Harris 17 years old all of them near
one height and one weight, that is. about
140 or 150. They are brothers, and of
a bright complexion for
mark that I can recollect.
Halifax county, Jan. 27, 1S27.
tion by the Legislature of the
state of South-Carolina, 135 to 2,
(the friends of Jackson, Calhoun,
and Crawford having united in
this act.) and by the manifesting
itself through the nation. To the
friends of Jackson and of Craw
ford, those of J. C. Calhoun are
added: and the union forms such
a force of numbers, talent and in
fluence that it would seem impro
bable that this can be effectively
met by Mr. Adams, Mr. Clay and
their friends, aided by their united
experience, ability, patronage and
official advantages, great as they
are. The states of North-Carolina
and Virginia have not yet made
a direct embodied avowal of their
intention, but their final course
does not seem at all questionable.
Premising these reflections and
refering to the best information, it
seems safe to state that should
Gen. Jhckson be living and in
health at the next election, by elec
tors he will receive the entire vote
of the following nine states:
Signs of the 'Times. Extract
of a letter from one of the most
distinguished men in North-Carolina,
dated Raleigh, N. C. Jan.
"Of late there has been a good
deal of conversation on the Presi
dential question. The opposition
to the Administration is great.
The Administration will have no
charm in the State, if they should
be able even to get up a ticket;
at least from
. . .
our course is, "tliat we arc against
the administration, and if there be
no other candidate but Jackson,
we are for him." Richmond Enq.
Extract of a letter to a gentle
man at Harrisburg, Pa. dated City
of Washington, Jan. 9, 1827:
In compliance with your desire
for information on the probable
And that Mr. Adams under like
circumstances, will receive the en
tire vote of the following 8 states:
Maine, - 9
Massachusetts, - 15
Connecticut, - 8
Vermont, - 7
Rhode-Island, - 4
New-Jersey, - 8
Ohio, - 10
Kentucky, - 9
Maryland, - - 7
New-York, - 1G
The following States are assert
ed to be decidedly favorable to
Jackson, but may be doubtful:
Delaware, - 3
Louisiana, - f;
Indiana, - .r
Halifax. Si pt
result of the next Presidential'