Whole No. 130.
TrZoroti-fc, EJ-ccomie County, JV. C. Saturday, March 31, 1827. Vol. Ul.-Xo.3Z.
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Letters addressed to the Editor must be
J7 James Simmons, Esq. postmaster at
IIalifax,is our general agent for that vicinity.
fPlIK Subscriber very respectfully
takes the liberty to inform the in
habitants of Edgecombe, and the adja
cent counties, that he has commenced the
On the Street leading from Main-Street
to the Academy. He pledges himself
to pay every attention to his business,
and lo have his work executed in a man
ner in point of elegance and utility infe
rior to none in the State He has it in
contemplation shortly to obtain his ma
terials direct from the Northern cities,
which will enable him to sell his work
lower than it has been latterly sold for
in this place.
Repairing of even description, in
wood or iron vork,
Will be attended to with the utmost
punctuality and despatch.
ALLEN I. KNIGHT.
lTHc would likewise inform the
Public, that the Blacksmith he has got
has been regularly bred to the
And is supposed to be a first-rale hand
fit that work likewise at plantation
work. A. . K
Tarborough, Feb. G, 1S27. 25
I)r. eli. .1. Willcoc
TTAS located himself at the residence
11 of his father, (L. Willcox,) in Hali
fax County, and will attend to the duties
of his profession, viz:
The Practice of Medicine, &c.
The utmost attention will be paid to
professional calls, which with moderate
charges, he trusts will insure a portion of
Halifax Count-, Feb. G, 1S27.
"Who steals my purse steals trash tis
Twas mine, 'tis his, and has been slave to
Bnt he that filches from me my good name,
Robs me of that which not enriches him,
And makes me poor indeed." Shakieare.
When a person's character is assailed,
an apology for intruding upon the Pub
lic would be deemed superfluous. On
my return from Petersburg, a few days
ao, I was surprised and mortified to
learn, that a report was in circulation
that I had run away, in consequence of
cebt, which report I view as a vile as
persion; I have however returned, and
an give my creditors every assurance
of speedy liquidation if not entire dis
charge. It is easy to propagate false
hood, but requires some ingenuity and
foresight to become an adept for were
I despicable enough to indulge a wish
to uctraud my creditors, there would be
no necessity (if I understand the Act of
Assembly) for absconding. As a de
fendant of respectable ancestry, I trust
t have inherited their principles ofhon
esty, and hope to die as I have lived,
:n honest man, in despite of the rancour
;lnu malignity of those vile traducers of
M. A. WILLCOX.
Feb. G, 1827. 25
rrUIE Subscriber has about 500 bar
A rels of CORN, for sale low for
Cash. He also continues to keep a ge
neral supply of Prizes, in the different
No. $$,corncr of King $ Shop street,
Halifax, lGth Jan. 1827. 22
Mustek (Jf Painting.
"DARENTS and Guardians are rcspect
fully informed, that the above will
be taught the present year, in the
Female School of Far mw til Grove,
By an approved and experienced in
structress. The latter will include the
various' branches pertaining to the sci
ence, on paper, velvet, &c The great
est variety of specimens or models, is
ready tor the inspection of those who
would patronize the institution.
Halifax County, Feb. 2G, 1827. - 29 5
rpiIE Subscriber respectfully informs
A his Friends and the Public, that in
his absence the
Cabinet-Making. Turning, c.
Will be carried on at his shop as usual
by competent hands. Any person desi
rous of having work done in his linej
will please apply to S. F. Marshall,
who will have the sole management of
my a irairs during my absence. Mr.
Marshall is also my 'agent in this State
for the disposal of Patent Rights for my
Cotton Press, which is recommended
to the public with increased confidence.
LEWIS LAY SS Aim.
Halifax, Feb. 1S27. 28
The celebrated Uace Horse,
WILL STAND the
ensuing season at my
house, in the county of
Halifax, 7 miles from the
town of Halifax, G miles from Enfield
Court-House, and 3 from CrowelPs
Cross Roads, and will be let to mares at
the moderate price of SEVEN DOL
LARS the single leap, to be paid when
the mare is covered; TEN Dollars the
season, payable at the expiration of the
season; and FIFTEEN Dollars to in
sure a mare to be in foal, to be paid as
soon as the mare is ascertained to be in
foal; with 50 Cents to the Groom in ev
ery instance. The season .will com
mence the 1st day of March, and end
the 1st day of August. Particular at
tention will be paid to mares sent to re
main with the horse. Separate lots are
provided for marcs with young colts,
and they will be fed as required. Eve
ry attention will be paid to prevent ac
cidents or escapes, but will not be 'lia
ble for either.
Is a beautiful Chesnut Sorrel, 5 feet 1
inch high, 9 years old this spring. He
was gotten by the celebrated horse Te
cumseh, his dam by old Citizen, his
grandam by Alderman, his great gran
dam by Roebuck, his great great gran
dam by Herod, his great great great
grandam by Partner.
JOHN c no WELL.
January 7th, 1S27. 2S
THIIE Subscriber having nearly com
A pleted his supply of materials for the
above business, offers his services to his
friends and the public in general, and
pledges himself to execute his work
faithfully, of good materials, and in the
New-York or English Style,
Having obtained the means to do so.
Those who feel disposed to encourage
Cabinet-making in their own State, will
please call and exrmine for themselves;
and those who doubt of fashionable fur
niture being made in this State, by a na
tive citizen, .will also please call and
have their doubts removed.
He will make Mahogany Sideboards,
Seci'etaries, Book-cases, China-presses,
plain Bureaus, fancy dressing
do. dining Tables dressing do. pern
broke, pillar and claw do. work Ta
bles, Wardrobes, Cabinets, candle
Stands, wash Stands, Bedsteads,
carved or plain curl and plain
maple Bedsteads, and walnut t or
Cabinet work in general made plain, or
ornamented with carving. Also, he will
keep on hand a few dozen s
RUSH-BOTTOM & STOOL CHAIRS,
LOOKING-GLASS PLATES, "
Assorted sizes, from ; 12 by 9 inches,
to 22 by 13 also, large Window
Glass, 10 by 1212 by'lG 13 by 22.
Sacking and Cot bottoms, best Copal
Varnish, and sundry articles of Hard
ware in his line. Any articles inhis
line he will sell at fair prices. Refer
ence may be had to respectable citizens
of this townJ or- different parts of the
country, as to the faithful execution of
my work. Orders for furniture will be
thankfully received and punctually at
Tarborough, March, 1827. 2S
Spring Races for 1827,
Y17TLL commence on Wednesday, the
11th day of April, and continue
First Bay A Sweepstake, mile
heats, entrance .$200, half forfeit and
Wm. R. Johnson, Henry M. Clay,
J.J.Harrison, Will iam M. West.
Second Bay Proprietor's Purse,
200, two mile heats, entrance $15.
Third Bay Jockey Club Purse,
500, four mile heats, entrance $20.
Fourth Bay Handicap Purse, Si 50,
mile heats, best 3 in 5, entrance $20, to
be added to the Purse.
MONEY UP on each day without
discount. 1 '
By order of the Club,
E. II. Freeman,' Sec'y.
10th March, 1S27. 31-3
The New Hope House,
Will afford every accommodation ne
cessary to render the time of Sportsmen
and others who may call, pleasant and
WM M. WEST, Proprietor.
.JThe Race Mare Mulatto Mary,
the property of the late William Wynn,
Sr. and the Subscriber, will be sold for
CASH, on the first day of New Hope
WM. M. WEST, Surv'gParl. '
Constables' Blanks, viz.
Warrants, Casa's, Bail Bond.,
Forthcoming Bonds. &c.
For Sale at this Office.
WILL STAND at my stable in Tar
borough, the present season, com
mencing he 1st day of March, and end
ing the 15th day of Jul-, at SIX DOL
LARS the season, and TWELVE
DOLLARS to insure a mare to be in
Tarboro', 2G Feb. 1S27. 28-4
To Ml whom it may Concern.
npHE Subscribers having been appoint-
ed by the late Wm.' Brake, dee'd,
Executors of his last will and testament,
hereby give notice, that thev intend an-
fplying to the next Court of Pleas and
vuarier Sessions, to be held for the
County of Edgecombe in May next, to
have said Will praved and recorded.
Edgecombe County, March 13,,1S27.
JT'The Raleigh Star will insert the above
three times, and forward the account to this
Office for payment.
Re-sale of Land.
WILL BE SOLD, on Thursday, the
T v 19th of April, if fair, .if not, the
next fair day, between
FAeven and Twelve Hundred
ACRES OF LAND,
Lying on Hockey Swamp f
IIALIxAX COUNTY, N. C.
There were originally two separate tracts
of this Land, the one known bv tho
PARHAM TRACT, the other by the
LOWE TRACT; they both abound
with a great . variety of never failing
springs, pure mountain air, and a great
variety of soil. On the Lowe Tract,
there is a branch between two and three
hundred yards wide, and three-fourths
of a mile in length, which upon trial has
proved to be first rale soil, producing
from eight to ten barrels of Corn per
acre; on the same tract is the celebrated
Blue marsh, containing from one hun
dred to an hundred and twenty acres of
made soil, or vegetable mould, from
three to four feet deep, as is shewn by
the cutting of a Canal and ditch last fall,
by Mr. Jelks, ,who owns part of the
marsh he has completely drained both
tracts the tract now to be sold will re
quire but little labor to prepare it for
cultivation, as heretofore the water in
winter and spring covered the land so
as to prevent the growth of any thing
but vegetable matter.
WILL EE SOLD AT THE SAME TIME,
Three Negro Men,
All of the above property was sold bv
virtue of Deeds of Trust executed by
Thos. Bustin, to James Grant, to secure
the payment of certain .debts therein
contained, and bought in by myself to
prevent a sacrifice; but will positively
be sold on the day mentioned above
one third cash will be required, the ba
lance in two annual payments. The
Lowe Tract lies near Farm well Grove
Academy; to those who are disposed to
move up the country for the benefit of
their health, and the education of their
children, afine opportunity is now of
fered, and a great bargain may be ex
pected. The Sale will take place at
Thos. Bustin's house, on the Parham
Tract, between eleven and twelve o'
clock. Those who live at a distance,
and may wish to'tiewthc Jand, had
better come to my house on the day be
fore. James Grant
12 March, 1827. SO."