Whole Xo. 103. Tarborough, Edgecombe Comity, JV. C Saturday, September 29, 827. Vol IK No. 6, 1 1 I THE "FREE PRESS," ty G?o. Howard, Is published weekly, (cvervSaturdav.) TWO DOLLARS per year, (or 52 num bers,) if paid within one month after Sub scribers commence receiving their papers 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. patent Jl MOO. 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 SOUTH-CAROLINA, ; 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. SOUTH CAROLINA, Lancaster District. 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. Workman. 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 durability." 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 JAS. SIMMONS. Halifax, 12th July, IS27. $10 Reward. 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. Cotton garn. 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 COTTON YARN, 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 j States. I JOEL RATTLE. I alls ot 1 ar River, Aug. 30, 1S27. S ' Domestic, We musi: 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. 4- $25 Reward 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. SAMUEL FARMER. 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- 3-3 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 tion improvement 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 a vineyard.