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Tarhorongh, Edgecombe County, JV1 ft Saturday, September 15. 1827. Toi. IF.JVo.
jrftoc jvo. 100.
THE "FREE PRESS
Bv Geo. Howard,
lations, and also that of any invention I
have ever seen or heard nf. in ihr. not rf
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( ispu.Misnea wcekty, (everybaturaay,; at nice pertormancc ot packing Cotton, that
,77rd DOLLARS per year, (or 52num
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n-;i,,r,, .nnn.o,;,.;,,,.!,.!,- ..nnr.rc- public lor their advantage, the above tie-
Dollars & Fiftxj Cents, if paid within bribed presses. Witness my hand, the
six months and JYu ce Dollars at theexni- 22d June, 1S27. A. CO I EL.
paticn of the vear. Subscribers at libevtv to
discontinue at any time on paying arrears.
Advertisements not exceeding 1G lines will
be inserted at 30 cents the fu st insertion, and
25 cents each continuance. Longer ones at
that rate for every 16 lines.
Letters addressed to the Editor must be
it post fxzuL
' I li JJanies Simmons, Esq. postmaster at
Halifax, and S. M. Nickels, Esq. atScotland
js cck, are agents for this office.
K, TjPlIE Subscriber informs his friends
'f 4 and the public in general, that he
, ;Jas invented a new and useful
' .Machine fur. Packing Cotton
IN SQUARE BALES,
Zy the power of a lever acting an a
; Julcum, wluci dnves the follower
i that presses the Cotton into the bale.
1 The power of this Machine is such,
f that from 300 to 350 lbs. of Cotton can
, be pressed into two breadths of 42 inch
'Hanging, 4 feet 6 inches long, with con
siderable ease and in a very short time:
and 500 lbs. can be pressed into less
I than 5 yards of the same kind of bag-
.sing, by observing the proper process.
V The superior advantages are clearly ma
nifest, for in addition to the small quan
; tity of bagging required, which certain
) ly is an object, two hands can wi!h ease
; mck 1mm 10 t.- 1. I)llnc in rro il.n- A
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,. The simplicity of this machine, and its
superior power, are greatly admired by
mechanical artists, and in fact, by all
who have seen it. By a mechanical de
' ' monstration, it is proven that the power
of the Lever and its concomitants are
J equal if not superior to any, ev m to the
, "Wedge, if properly ajspliecl. From the
high and frequent encomiums which
j have been past on the invention, the
I Subscriber is induced to oiler it to the
I public as something worthy of their no
I tice. Any person that may want, can
apply to the Subscriber at Halifax, N. C.
v; Patent letters having been obtained
y) irom the proper authorities, all persons
arc prohibited from making or using the
sjme, without legal right. All infringe
ments will meet with the rigor of the
law, made and provided in such cases.
Any mechanic wishing to be benefitted
hy the invention, may by paying a mo
derate sum, secure individual District
J or Slate rights; the same are o Acred to
farmers and all others. It is Imped that
"t the certificates annexed, relative to the
- performance of the press, will be satis
' iactory, without enumerating others.
Halifax, N. C. Aug. 25, 1S27. 2-9
City of C lumbia.
j I do certify that the Rev. Lewis Lays-
2 'an! has erected a Cotton Press, agreea-
f hb to his Patent, at my plantation, fif-
Ken miles above Columbia, and that it
; lias been put in operation as fir as nack-
i i:ig twt) bales, and from the report of
mv m-i.iMi,ip ii. ;u i . inn li. . , r . i
ton into a yard of Bagging: that it has
been examined by Mr. James Boat-
.w right and Mr. Nathans, two experien
SAMUEL GREEK. P. M
Columbians. C. April 0, 1327.
I do hereby certify that Lewis Lavs
-ard. (if fLTliTT v ennnli- t...i o i:"
lias built for me a new invented Cotton U011 of the rogue.
r rcss, me perlormance of which Press
on a fair trial so far surpasses my expec-
I feel it my duty to recommend to the
(TPThe public are informed that the
Subscriber has constituted Mr. F. S.
Marshall, of the town of Halifax, N. C.
his agent for the states of Virginia
and North-Carolina and Mr. John
Workman, of Camden, S. C. his agent
for the districts of Lancaster, Fairfield,
Darlington, Chester, Chesterfield and
York, in South-Carolina, from whom
Rights may be obtained.
LEWIS LA YSSARD.
Extract from an advertisement of Mr.
"He deems it unnecessary for him lo
bestow any encomiums upon this im
provement in the art of compressing
Cotton. Suffice it to say, that the ease
and cheapness with which it can be
erected, and the small force required to
work it, arc sufficient to recommend it;
saying nothing of its superior power and
4 JUDGMENT obtained by foi -mer
judgment against L. B. Whitehead
in favor of R. B. Pender, for sixteen
dollars interest from 22d Aug. lS'iS.
All persons are forbid trading for said
LEM. L. PARKER.
23d Aug. 1S27. 1-1
Corn, Herrings, lJc.
npHE Subscriber has for sale low for
Cash, Bacon, Corn, Herrings, Flour,
and Lard 3 or 4 boxes of Hats
ALSO, A GOOD
Assortment of coarse Shoes.
THE Proprietor of the Factory now
iii ujjciiuiuu iii me rans oi lar utv
cr, respectfully informs his friends and
the public, that he has now on hand a
large quantity of
Of all Ihe numbers from 1 to 50, but
principally of the coarser numbers;
which he is disposed to sell low for
Cash, or in exchange for good Cotton.
His machinery is in part new, and all in
thorough repair, and superintended by
an experienced and skilful manager; and
he thinks his Yarn may be recommend
ed as equal to any in the United
Falls of Tar River,
Aug. 30, 1827
RAN AW AY from the Sub
scriber, on the 23d of July last,
a negro boy named GEORGE;
he is about 17 or 18 years of
been established, and can be fur
ther proved, that, before I left this
state the preceding fall, I commu
nicated to several gentlemen of
the highest respectability, my fix
ed determination not to vote Gen.
Jackson. The friends of Mr!
Crawford asserted to the last, that
the condition of his health was
such as to enable him to adminis
ter the duties of the office. I
thought otherwise after I reached
Washington City, and visited him
to satisly myself, and thought that
physical impediment, if there
were no other objections, ought to
prevent his election. Altho' the
delegations from four states voted
for him, and his pretensions were
zealously pressed to the very last
moment, it has been of late as
serted, and 1 believe by some of
the very persons who then warm
ly espoused his cause, that his in
competency was so palpable as
saess. age, 5 leet G or 7 inches inp-""'P" was sso pajpaDIG as
height, dark color, a pert lively look, clearly to limit that choice to two
.'inri Ml cnoil.-iiKr k int in tfn .. I .' 4 1 1 . I r f tlir til vrtr i-nti A 1 ' 1 x
above articles being or. consign-
ment, and sold entirely fur Cash, nei
sons wishing to purchase would proba
bly be able to buy them cheaper than at
any other house in this place.
Tl icy are therefore respectfully soli
cited to call upon
Halifax, 12th July, 1S27.
ILL BE SOLD, at Mount Pros
pect, on the 22d September next,
.1 likely young .Xtgro Girl,
Belonging to the estate of Zachariah
Manor, cice'd. An indulgence of six
months will be given the purchaser, on
his executing a bond with responsible
security for the purchase money.
J. J. PHILLIPS, Adm'r.
Aug. 30, 1S27. 2-4
"ROM the Subscriber, on the night of
- the 2d instant, mv STILL CAP.
made of copper, with a pewter goose
neck opposite the neck were marked
E E, in small letters, and dated 1S19;
probably the knave may cut out the let
and in speaking is apt to stutter a little:
he has lost most of his fore teeth, and
has two or three distinct scars on his
throat, occasioned by a rising some time
since. Said boy v.-as purchased about
18 months since, from Mr. jMathcw CIufT,
ol Norfolk, at which place he was rais
ed, but has frequently been lo Elizabeth
City, in this State, and the boy said that
he had been several limes at sea. 1 ex
pect that he will attempt to get either to
Elizabeth-City or Norfolk. A reward
of Tivcntu-Five Dollars will be eiven
j to any person who will apprehend said
boy and lodge him in any jail, so that I
can get him again. Masters of vessels
and all other persons are herebv forbid
harboring, employing, or carrying off
said boy, under the penalty of the law.
Edgecombe County, N. C. 0
Septcm. 4, 1827. 5
OCThe Norfolk Herald and Klizabcth
City Star -will please give the above three
insertion?-, and forward the account to this
office for collection.
ecu mechanic. w n n,;,,!- i,:.,m.. f r v ...
rm1.nf,M.;Lp:,r w Iters before it is carried to a workman.
r..,IMH pultun. r nm , f . t. n ... , ,
Sen. of this county, is knowing- to the
theft committed, for many reasons I
could render, but this will sufiice for the
present. I will give Two Dollar, v and
AF'fly Ccnt$ for the delivery of the Cap
10 me, ana rive uoilars lor the detec-
Mr. Cla?.We thought it probable,
after the several statements respectin
the alleged overture to Gen. Jackson
had been made, that Mr. Clay would
have presented to the public some re
marks on them in lolo; particularly after
his spirited defence at Lexington, on
the 12th July last, before Gen. Jackson's
statement appeared. We declined at
that lime publishing Mr. Clay's speech,
viewing it merely as an attempt to in
fluence the elections, which were at
hand, in Kentucky and also, as some
what irregular, for an accused person to
enter on his defence before the witnesses
for the prosecution had been examined.
As the investigation will probably rest
here for the present, we have concluded
to present the outlines of Mr. Clay's
speech to our readers, that they may ful
ly understand what has been said on the
subject. We have omitted that part of
his speech which refers to the specific
terms of the proposition, since Mr. Bu
chanan has stated that it was unautho
rised and also such parts of it as were
merely local, or, in our opinion, not
bearing directly on the subject under
"In February, 1825, it was my
duty as the representative of this
district, to vote lor some one of
the three candidates for the Pre
sidency, who were returned to the
Edgecombe County, Aug. u, i s?7, fr House of Representatives-, It has
of the three returned candidates.
In my view of my duty, there was
no alternative but that which I
embraced. That I had some ob
jections to Mr. Adams, I am rea
dy freely to admit; but these did
not weigh a feather in comparison
with the greater and insurmount
able objections, long and delibe
rately entertained against his
competitor. Had 1 voted for
Gen. Jackson, in opposition to the
well-known opinions which I en
tertained of him, one-tenth part
the ingenuity and zeal which have
been employed to excite prejudi
ces against me would have held
me up to universal contempt; and
what would have been worse, I
should have felt that I really de
During two years and a half
which has now intervened, a por
tion of the press, devoted to the
cause of Gen. Jackson, has been
teeming with the vilest calumnies
against me, and the charge under
every carneleon form, has been a
thousand times repeated. Up to
this time, I have invited investiga
tion, and demanded evidence.
None, not a particle has been ad
duced. It must have been a conviction
that the justice of the public re
quired a definite charge, by a re
sponsible accuser, that has at last
extorted from Gen. Jackson his
letter of the Gth of June, lately
published. I approach that letter
with great reluctance, not on my
own account, for on that I do
most heartily and sincerely re
joice that it has made its appear
ance. But it is a reluctance ex
cited by the feelings of respect
which I would anxiously have cul
tivated towards its author. He
has, however, by that letter, crea
ted such relations between us,
that, in any language which I may
employ, in examining its contents,
I feel myself bound by no other
obligations than those which be
long to truth, to public decorum,
and to myself.
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