Whole Xo. 103
Tarhoroiighj-Mgecomhe County, X. G. Saturday, October 0. 1827.
Vol IK Xo. 7.
E riSiii'iin- I
THF. "FREE PRESS,"
By Geo. Howard,
Isrmblishcd wecklv, (evcryS:iturdd j ,) at
TWO DOLLARS per year, (or 52 num
bers,) if paid -within one month after Sub
scribers commence receiving their papers
" Two Dollars if l'ty Cent, if paid within
six months and Three Dollar at the expi
ration of tlie 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.
T Letters addressed to the Editor must be
' ;t James Simmons, Esq. postmaster at
.Halifax, and S. M. Nickels, Esq. at Scotland
Js'eck, are agents for this office.
npIIE Subscriber informs his friends
', and the public in general, that lie
'has invented a new and useful
Jluchinc for Fucking Collnn
; j IN SQUARE BALES,
)My I he power of a lever acting on a
v fulcum, which drives the follower
that presses the Cotton into the bale.
The power of this Machine is such,
jthat from 300 to 350 lbs. of Cotton can
he pressed into two breadths of 42 inch
iBagginj;, 4 feet G inches lonp;, with con
siderable ea?e and in a veiy short time:
and 500 lbs. can be pressed into less
th m 5 yards of tin? same hind of ha-
;gin, by observing the proper process.
'The superior advantages are clearly ma-
; -fnifest, for in addition to the small quan-
Hity of ba'in required, which certain-
ly is an object, two hands can with case
.pack from 10 to 12 bales in one dav.
The 5 iniulie.il v of this mnrliiiuv ?iit it;!
?, .. . "... .1 I , i ! llinmnll,,,;., Cr., AT.. T.,l. fM..(T
. aupeiior power, are sjreaiiy aumireu oy j 1 m.. , n-.u mi. nuiuw wuui,
1 nif.pliiii!n.l hiIl!.- ...wl ;. i ii'fif Xn!olk. n whieh nl.iro tn wic ni-.
Jiiiviitliiiv..ni Hi UJIO, .Hill III t)) ill 1 7 - " j-v- .
( who have seen it. By a mechanical de-C( ,),jt ns frequently been toKlizabcth
) j ministration, it is proven that the power j .V m tn' Stale, and the hoy said that
1 of the Lever and its concomitants ai c i nc M:u' l)0cn several times at sea. lex-
tations, and also that of arty invention I
have ever seen cr 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
22l June, 1S27. A. COIEL.
(QThe public arc informed that the
Subscriber has constituted Mr. F. S.
Marshall, of the town of Halifax, N. C.
his aent for the states of Virginia
and North-Carolina and Mr. John
JTorkman, of Camden, S. C. his agent
for the districts of Lancaster, Fairfield,
Darlington, Chester, Chesterfield and
York, in South-Carolina, from whom
Ri ghts may be obtained.
" LEWIS LAYSSARD.
Extract from an advertisement of Mr.
"He deems it unnecessary for him to
bestow any encomiums upon this im
provement in the art of compressing
Cotton. Suffice it to say, ihat the ease
ami cheapness with which it can be
erected, and the small force required to
work it, are sufficient to recommend it:
saying nothing of its superior power and
Corn, Herrings, jrc.
rjMIE Subscriber has for sale low for
Cash, liacon, 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 Yor 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, 1827.
TTlIIE 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, hut
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
. . i . i i , . .
gro boy named GEORGE; ', ski.iui manager; and
is about 17 or IS years of h? l,,,nks h,sar nia' he recommend.
foot r. r 7 :ntun. e(I as equal to any in the United
R ANA WAY from the Sub
scriber, on the 23d of Julv last,
-tr. -!-..- i
r23Ms. ae. ier.i r nr mchp in
height, dark color, a pert lively look,
and in speaking is apt to stutter a little;
he has lost mot of his fore teeth, and
has two or three distinct scars on his
throat, occasioned by a rising some time
since. Said bov was nurehased about
j i -
Falls of Tar River, ? 0 T -
Aug. 30, 1S27. 3
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 offer it to the
public as something worthy of their no
tice. Any person that may want, can
apply 1o the Subscriber at Halifax, N. C.
Patent letters having been obtained
from the proper authorities, all persons
ure prohibited from making or usin the
., same, without legal right. All infringe
ments will meet with t he rigor of the
law, made and provided in such cass.
jt Any mechanic wishing to he benefilled
' I tV the invention, may hj pyinx a mo
' S derate sum, secure individual District
4f or State rights; I he same are offered to
! farmers and all others. It is hoped that
" j the certificates annexed, relative to the
'(' lonnance of the press, will be satis
. lactOl'V. without pnnmpntiivr MtJwi-
I LEWIS LAYSS.1RD.
Halifax, N. C.Aug. 25, 1827. 2-9
- j City of Colombia.
. I do certify that the Rev. Lewis Lays
! I sard has erected a Cotton Press, agrcea-
I hie to his Patent, at mv nlantation. fif-
teen miles above Columbia, and that it
! has been put in operation as far as pack-
. ,-. i 1.1 i r .i .
my overseer, it will pack 100 lbs. of Cot-
ten into a yard of iiagging; that it has
been examined by Air. James Boat-
wngbt and Mr. Nathans, two experien-
ccd mc-hanics, who think highly of the
Jiioue ot packing Cotton.
i S. JMUEL GREEK P. M.
I Columbia, S. C. April b', IS27.
V j SOUTH CAROLINA,
J Lancaster District.
j I do hereby certify that Lewis Lavs-
t 'J sard, of Halifax county, North-Carolina,
,1 has budt for me a new invented Cotton
4 Ires, the performance of which Press
' 'n a trial so far surpasses my expec-
pert th:t he will altemj)t to get either to
Llizabeth-Lit y or JNorlolk. A reward
of Twenty-Fiv. Dollars will be given
to any person who will apprehend said
Jlunounccmtiit of the Drawing.
COHEN'S OFFICE 1 11, Market-st.
Baltimore, iu,;uHt 6tli, 1827.
tjWe have the pleasure to announce
i ? . i i-. i
uiai ine drawing oi me
u any pui on woo win apprenenu said j
bov and lod-e him in an v j dl, so that I j 0f thc Stale of Maryland, will take place
can jrot him again. Masters of vessels m ,I,G Cil.Vof lialtimore, on Wednesday
and all other persons are hereby forbid 1,1(1 I7lh of 0l'tober, and will be com
harboring t-mnloviri-.r. or earrvirnr njr! pitted on that -lay This Lottery is the
harborinc, emulovinir, or carrying oil
said boy, under the penalty of the law.
Edrrrcomhe Count v, N. C.
. " Septcm. 4, LS27. 5
fCThc Xorfolk Herald a:,d Elisabeth- j
City Star will please in sot thc above until j
otherwise directed. :
most brilliant in the United States; con
taining, besides the Capitals of 20,000
uui.iD. aim iu,uuu uuiuL,. no less
than TEN prizes of TWO THOUS
10 Reward. j
w fp RAN A WAY from the Sub-1
r..x I'llKllll 1 XV. J. till lilt'
?f) lmh A.K'iist last, npp-m LITTC
n 7 - r
about 50 years old, G feet hih.
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 millwright. Luke is sup-
AND DOLLARS each!
. 4- .
1 prie of 20,000 is 20,000
1 prize of 10,000 is 10,000
10 prizes of 2.000 is 20,000
10 prizes of 1.000 is 10.000
10 prizes of oQ0 is 5,000
20 prizes of 200 is 2,000
20 prizes of 100 is , 2,000
40 prizes of 50 is .2,000
100 prizes of 20 is 2,000
150 prises of 10 is 1,500
300 prizes of 5 is 1,500
0000 prizes of 4 is 36,000
Coo2 prizes, amounting to Si 14,000
in Halifax county, where he has a wife, j
or, in thc neighborhood oi Airs. Eliza
beth Porter, in this county, where he
formerly lived. I have also understood
that he has been in the habit of visiting
the upper part of Halifax county, near
Iilake Baker's. He has recently been
seen in this county, with a broad ax,
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
Uet him again.
EDWIN L. MOORE.
Sept. 13,1S27. 4-3
Frintivg ntalhi executed.
ject to the usual deduction of fif
teen per cent.
pThe Cash for the whole of the
Prizes can be had at COHEN'S OF
FICE, the moment they are drawn.
Whole Tickets, - $5 00
Halves, - - - - 2 50
Quarters, - - - 1 25
Eighths, - - - 0 62
(7 Orders from any part of the Uni
ted States, either by mail (post paid) or
private conveyance, enclosing the Cash
or Prize Tickets in any of the Lotteries,
will meet the same prompt and punctual
attention os if on personal application.
03d Address to
J. I. CO HEN Jr. $ BROTHERS,
Ati. 6, 1S27. Baltimore.
Was ever such a talc told. The
celebration of the 4th of July at
Milton vs. the dinner to II. Clay
at Pittsburg: J'
We read in the States' Advo
cate of Thursday last, that the first
toast given at the Clay meeting in
Pittsburg "seemed of no decisive
stamp;" but the second, "The
President of the United States-
the tree is known by its fruit," was
met by a burst of joy, three or four
thundering peals of cheering that
shook the great building (the An
chor Factory) to its foundations,
and even astonished those who
had participated in it," and all the
meeting "gazed," "wondered" and
plainly spoke, "s it possible that
every one in this vast assemblage
feels as I do!" ! ! !
Now reader prepare yourself
for something more than all this.
At the celebration on Vincent's
Island, when the toast "The Pre
sident of thc United Stales," was
given, the island shock and reel
ed, and tost to and fro, sun-fish
were seen darting from their beds,
thc chubs jumped, cat-fish in en
deavoring to clear out hastily were
drowned, owing to not keeping
their large mouths shut; eels skin
ned themselves by the rapidity of
their motion through the water,
minnies were seen dancing horn
pipes, dead shad floating down the
river came to life and tackled off
at a frenzied rate; torcles took to
to their scrapers, terrapins gaped,
snakes dumb trees, tad-poles
leaped out of their skins, old toads
died, one bull-frog leaped 24 feet,
the tree-toads quirrcd, the rain
descended in water-spouts, ca
noes and flats passed to and fro,
hens whistled, dogs laughed, cows
danced, the old six pounder went
off tree times at once, a huge button-wood
tree that had stood for
ages, jumped out of the ground
and cleared out for life; the river
rose three feet, corn grew an inch
a minute, grass stopped growing,
wheat stalks walked about with
out heads on, rye stood erect,
young men turned grey-headed,
old men grew young, the cranes,
fly-up-the-creeks, quaughky's, and
birds of all descriptions cut thro'
the air, too quick for human eye
to ken; and thc world was just a
bout taking a comet flight, when
lo and behold! a voice vociferated
General Andrcic Jackson the
island stood firm again, all nature
smiled, nobody gazed, nobody
wondered; but all plainly spoke
that Jackson was the man of their
choice even the hull dog roared
thunder at the mention of his
name. Did your uncle Toby ever
hear the like of yon from Pitts-
b u r ?l Mil ton ian .
A man should never be asham
ed to own that he has been in the
wrong; which is but saying, in
other words, that he is iciscr to
day than he was yesterday,