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Tarborough, Edgecombe Comity, JV. C Saturday, September 29, 827. Vol IK No. 6,
THE "FREE PRESS,"
ty G?o. Howard,
Is published weekly, (cvervSaturdav.)
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bers,) if paid within one month after Sub
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Tzvo Dollars & Fifty Cents, if paid within
six months and Three 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
be inserted at 50 cents the first insertion, and
25 cents each continuance. Longer ones at
that rate for every 16 lines.
Letters addressed to the Editor must be
.est fi a hi.
.7 James Simmons, Esq. postmaster at
Halifax, and S. M. Nickels, Esq. at Scotland
Neck, are agents for this office.
HP HE Subscriber informs his friends
and the public in general, that he
lias invented a new and useful
Machine jar Vackiiv Cotton
IN SQUARE BALES,
By the power of a lever acting on a
fill cum, which drives the follower
thai presses the Cotton into the bale.
The power of this Machine is such,
that from 300 to 350 lbs. of Cotton can
be pressed into two breadths of 42 inch
ISagging, 4 feet G inches long, with con
siderable ease and in a .very short time:
and 500 lbs. can be pressed into less
than 5 Yards of the same kind of hair
gin.?, by observing the proper process.
The superior advantages are clearly ma
nifest, for in addition to Ihe small quan
tity of bagging required, which certain
ly is an object, two bands can with case
pack from 10 to 12 bales in one day.
The simplicity of this machine, and its
superior power, are greatly admired by
mechanical artists, and in fact, by all
who have seen it. 15 v a mechanical de
monstration, it is proven that the power
of the Lever and its concomitants are
equal if not. superior to any, even to the
Wedge, if properly applied. From the
high and frequent encomiums which
have been past on the invention, the
Subscriber is induced to oiler it to the
public as something worthy of their no
tice. Any person that may want, can
apply to tne Subscriber at Ilahfav, IN. C.
Patent letters having been obtained
from the proper authorities, all persons
arc prohibited from making or using the
Fame, without legal right. All infringe
ments will meet with the rigor of the
l.uv, made and provided in such eases.
Any mechanic wishing to be benefit led
by the invention, may by paying a mo
derate sum, secure individual District
or State rights; the same are offered tu
farmers and all other?. It is hoped that
the certificates annexed, relative to the
performance of the press, will be satis
fictorv. without enumerating others.
.; IV IS LA YSSARD.
Halifax, N. C. Aug. 25, 1827. 2-9
City of Coiumhiu. $
I do certify that the liev. Lewis Lays
r ml has erected a Cotton Press, agreea
ble to his Patent, at my plantation, fif
teen miles above Columbia, and that it
has been put in operation as far as pack
ing two bales, and from the report of
my overseer, it will pack 100 lbs. of Cot
ton into a yard of lagging; that it has
been examined by Mr. James Boat
bright and Mr. Nathans, two experien
ced mechanics, who think highly of the
mode of packing Cotton.
SAMUEL GREEN, P. M.
Columbia, S. C. April 6, 1S27.
I do hereby certify that Lewis Lays
sard, of Halifax county, North-Carolina,
has built for me a new invented Cotton
Press, the performance of which Press
on a fair trial so far suiparsses my expec
tations, and also that of any invention I
have ever seen or heard of, in the act of
nice performance of packing Cotton, that
I feel it my duty to recommend to the
public for their advantage, the above de
scribed presses. Witness my hand, the
22d June, 1S27. A. COIEL.
(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
JYorkman, 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.
illlc deems it unnecessary for him to
bestow any encomiums upon this im
provement in the art of compressing
Cotton. Suffice it to say, that the eas:
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
Com, Herrings, tc.
nPWE 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 above articles being or. consign
ment, and sold entirely for Cash, per
sons wishing to purchase would proba
bly be able to buy them cheaper than at
any other house in this place.
They are therefore respectfully soli
cited to call upon
Halifax, 12th July, IS27.
RANAWAV from the Sub
scriber, living 3 miles south of
Mount Prospect, N. C. on ihe
13th August last, negro LUKE,
about 50 yeais old, 6 feet high,
and dark complexion. It is deemed un
necessary to give a further description
of him, as he is well known in Halifax
and Edgecombe counties, as a house
carpenter and millwi ight. Luke is sup
posed to be lurking in Ihe neighborhood
j of Wm. Sturdi vant, neai Hill's Bridge;
;in Halifax county, where he has a wife,
or. in the neighborhood of Mrs. Eliza
beth Porter, in this county, .where he
formerly lived. I have also understood
that he has been in the habit of visiting
I the upper part of Halifax county, near
Hake bakers. He has recently been
seen in this count)', with a broadax,
and then said he was in search of work
The above reward will be given to any
person who will deliver said negro to
me, or confine him in any jail so that I
get him again.
EDWIN L. MOORE.
PjpilE Proprietor of the Factory now
in operation at the Falls of Tar Riv
er, respectfully informs his friends and
the public, that he has now on hand a
large quantity of
Of all the numbers from 4 to 20, 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 anv in the United
I JOEL RATTLE.
I alls ot 1 ar River,
Aug. 30, 1S27. S '
fidelity and ingenuity.
not expect miracles great na
tional improvements and bless
ings are not the work of o. day, nor
the fruit of idle wishes. Improve
ment is gradual and progressive.
ut the inarch is steady if not ra
pid. The present generation
may do much in the cause of sci
ence and morals; and this is the
cause of true national prosperity
and glory. Boston Gaz.
Ncic Cotton. A load of Cotton
(eight bags) of the present year's
growth, from one of the planta
tions of Paul Fitzsimmons, Esq.
in South-Carolina, was received
at Augusta, on the 20th ult. It
is stated to be of very superior
quality, handsomely packed in
square bales. Eleven and a half
cents, cash, was offered and re
fused for it.
Sept. 13, S27.
RANAWAV from the Sub
scriber, on the 23d of July last,
a negro hoy named (1KORGK;
he is about 17 or 18 years of
aze, 5 feet C or 7 inches in
height, dark color, a pert lively look,
and in speaking is apt to s!ui!er a little;
he has lostjmost of his lore teeth, and
has two or three distinct scars on his
throat, occasioned by a rising some time
since. Said boy was purchased about
IS months since, from IWr. Mathcw Chill,
of Norfolk, at which place he was rais
ed, but has frequently been to Elizabeth
City, in this State, and the boy said that
he had been several times at sea. I ex
pect that he will attempt to get either to
Klizabcth-City or Norfolk. A reward
of Twenty-Vive Dollars will be given
to any person who will apprehend said
boy and lodge him in any jail, so that I
can et him again. Masters of vessels
and all other persons are hereby forbid
harboring, employing, or carrying off
said boy, under the penally of the law.
Edgecombe Count)-, N. C.
Sept em. 4, 1S27.
u7The Norfolk Herald and Elizabeth
City Star will please give the above three
insertions, and forward the account to this
office for collection.
United State?. A comparison
of the present prosperous audi
happy state of our country, with
its condition fifty, or even forty I
years ago, must excite the most spires to equalize the circulation
grateful sentiments and lead us to 1 and possession of property. The
Upstarts. A correspondent
who satirizes in a spirited com
munication the "lofty consequence
of certain new-made gentry who
now ride in carriages which they
used to drive," is rather too swee
ping in his remarks either for ef
fect or justice. In this country it
must ever be an honor for any
man to rise from an humble ori
gin to wealth and respectability
and indeed many of our distin
guished citizens can look back to
ancestral plcbianism within a third
or fourth generation some need
look no further than their sires.
The abolition of entailments per
mits of no overgrown estates re
maining for ages in one family,
but with other circumstances, con-
Printing neatly executed.
'rejoice in the possession of peace,
and of abundance, and of the
means of moral and intellectual
improvement now enjoyed in the
United States. Fifty years ago,
all was gloomy, fearful and disas
trous. The sufferings of the peo
ple were great, and the prospect
was covered with dark forebo
dings. And forty years ago even,
the country was borne down by a
heavy public debt: and though in
dependence was gained, that lib
erty which consists in order and
tranquillity and content, and with
out which liberty is but a name,
was not fully established and en
joyed. For the people were com
plaining, were without ability to
pay their debts and taxes; and
knew not the means of general
stability and prosperity. The dis
tress was great, but no remedy
was discovered; and greater ca
lamities seemed to impend. Now,
we are in peace and tranquillity.
The tide of prosperity is setting
strongly upon all parts of the na
to wealth, but to morals, and to
intellect, is abroad in the land,
and reaches every mind. We
know that we are destined to be a
great and iiappy people. And
still something depends upon our
fortunate mcrchantwho from small
beginnings accumulates even an
immense fortune, must generally
count upon its dissipation at far
thest by his grand-children. His
own heirs begin life, not as their
father did, but where he left oft',
increasing instead of retrenching
their luxuries their children a
gain subdivide the estate to a
mere sufficiency with economy
the next generation must set to
work to make themselves. Thus
as the wheel revolves, those on the
summit come down to give place
to their antipodes, who in turn
follow the track of their prede
cessors. The man therefore, who
from penury rises to wealth, ought
not to be denominated an ujjstart,
unless he assumes a superiority
which should be conceded alone
to intellectual elevation, and which
the possessor of the latter will
never claim. Ncio-Yorlc Times.
Cultivation of the Vine. This
experiment has proved successful
. A spirit of enterprise and of farther to the north than we had
rovemcnt, not only as it relates imagined. The Troy N. Y. Sen-
tinei says mat an industrious and
intelligent German, bred to the
occupation of a vine dresser, has
in that neighborhood, an enclo
sure of three acres cultivated a