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Vol IK No. is.
THE "FREE PRESS
By Geo. Howard,
publish eel weekly, (evervS.iturday, j at
f)YO DOLLJIiS per year, (or52'num-
rs,) it paid within one month after Sub
bribers commence receiving their papers
T:io Dollars if Fifty Cents, if paid within
:,;x months and Three Dollars at the expi
ration of the year. Subscribers at liberty to
discontinue at any time on paying arrears.
Xe& Subscribers residing at a distance must
invariably pay in advance, or give a respon
sible reference in this vicinity. No subscrip
tion discontinued unless a notification to that
effect is given.
Advertisements not exceeding 16 lines will
lie inserted at 50 cents the first insertion, and
Z) cents each continuance. Longer ones at
tii.it rate for every 16 lines.
Litters addressed to the Editor must be
:J7-J:intes Simmons, Esq. postmaster at
Halifax, and S. M. Nickels, Esq. at Scotland
Neck, are agents for this office.
IRS. PLUNKKTT proposes taking
charge oftlhis Institution the ensu
ing year. Dr. DONNELLAN, whose
character as a gentleman, anil whose
qualifications as a Teacher are well
known wherever lie is, has consented to
become one of the instructors.
The brandies taught, will he Spelling.
ReaJinic. Writing, Arithmetic, Gram
mar. Pairing, Geography with the use
of the Globe-, History, Mythology,
Rhetoric, Natural Philosophy. Astrono
my, Chemistry and French. Plain ami
Ornamental Needle-work, Music, and
should parents wisli and the number of
pupils juslily it, a teacher of Drawing
a:ul Dancing will be procured.
The Scholastic year of ten months
will commence on the 1st Monday in
January, and terminate the last of Oc
tober no vacation being given in the
Term per Session, payable in ad
vance. For board, including washing,
&c SSO. Tuition In all or any of the
Knghsh branches, Si 5. French, $20.
Music, (which will be Miss PlunketFs
department) $2',. Needle-work, $12
30. No extra charges will be made, ex
cept Si each to day-scholars, for fire
wood; 50 cents to each pupil for pens
-nd ink, and the necessary charges for
indispensable books, which will be fur
s .l at the Petersburg retail prices.
i -No iVang Ladies will he allowed to
f'0::rd out, except such as have grand
wi'cnts in town.
On account of forming the classes, it
:s desirable tiat pa,cnts vvno it,iCIUi
ending, should do so as earlv in Janu-
ir.v as possible.
N- R. Each Young Lady to he fur
nished with a pair of sheets, blanket,
soverlet and towels,
v. 22, 1827. 16-5
Monday, the 7th of .Tanuarv next.
at thr lit. , wl, f en a n r i vn
;VALLKR, dee'd, will be offered for
a,eto th0 highest bidder, on a credit of
Twenty-five likely Negroes,
? discharge the debts of the intestate
Jjorifi ... i i . . ....
rc . ulKouoteti security will be
Piop-ny ls changed, by the
l ImikaI.....! J .
tin v; l " i'jeiiased property at
, -ale of the intestate in December
? as also those who were indebted to
lun previous to h
renn i "-.n, mi; cajue&uy
mb r , 1 . Ul me ei:'lalG will not ad-
- i "oi.ger indulgence.
King j Gatlin,
TAIL o rs
RESPECTFULLY inform their cus
tomers and the public generally, that
they have just returned from New-York
with a complete assortment of the best
That could possibly be procured in that
city, which will enable them to execute
their work in the most faithful, fashiona
ble and neatest manner. They likewise
have a variety of
Fancy resting $c. such as
White Valencias, (silk striped)
Figured and plain Silk Velvets
Hulls, black Florentines of a superior
quality, and various other dark color
ed patterns too tedious to describe.
Patent Suspenders, thread Gloves,
White cravat stilTeners, &c. &c.
Which they will sell uncommonly
low for cash or on a short credit to punc
tual customers. They will at all times
he found at their very recent stand,
Opposite the Brick Store,
And one door above the store of Messrs.
Crane & Kingsbury; where they will
thankiully receive all orders in their line
of business, and pledge themselves that
nothing shall be lacking on their part to
render satisfaction to all those who may
lavor them with their patronage.
Tarhoro'. Nov. G, 1827. 12
iO MM ITT ED huh,. jai of K(,c.
y combe county, N. C. on the lGihof
November, 1SU7, a nero fellow, who
ays his name i- HENRY, that he is
the propct ty of Mr. James Ohrey or
Akrry, and that he was purchased by
Mr. Okrev from Mr. Amos Kiwis, of
Nan-mord county, Ya. Ilenrv is o-
bont 30 years (d age, 5 fee 0 or 10 in
ches in height, spate built, no marks
perceivable. The owner is requested to
come forward, prove his property, pay
charges and take him away, or he will
be dealt with as the law directs.
FRKD. BELL, Jailor.
Nov. 1S27. 15
Stop the Runaways!
RAN OFF . from Ueaufort,
VnHli fvni;.,n ... I t
J-ft) u'crc employed on the Fortiri
fZZjj,... cations at that place,
Seven Negro Fellows,
Towit: MILLIARD, HENRY, LEW
IS, ANTHONY, ROY, ISAAC, and
FRANK. The three first-named Ne
groes were apprehended at Hicks' Ford,
Greensville county, Va. Anthony and
Roy were nt the time in company with
those apprehended, but effected their es
cape, prank was left by the party some
20 or 30 miles beyond Halifax, N. C.
and Isaac some 5 or 10 miles on this side
of Halifax, both cornplainingof sickness
and unable to travel. Frank is a small
black fellow, and about 22 years of ase
Isaac is a stout young fellow, about
21 3'ears of age, complexion rather yel
low Roy is a slender black fellow, a
bout 20 years of age and Anthony is
a stout built black fellow, about 23 years
of age no particular marks recollected.
The above Negroes were making their
way to Norfolk for the purpose of join
A liberal REWARD will be giyen
for the apprehension of Frank, Isaac,
Roy and Anthony, and should they be
delivered to Mr. Niblo of Petersburg,
he will pay for their apprehension and
all necessary expenses.
J. P. TAYLOR,
Capt. 3d RegH Art. stationed at Old
Point Comfort, near Norfolk.
Nov. 9, 1827. 13
THE Trustees of this Institution wish
to engage a gentleman, to superin
tend the Male department of this School,
the ensuing year.. It is presumed none
will apply, hut those who are well qua
lified, and can produce the most satisfac
tory evidences of moral character. The
School to commence on the first of Jan
uary next. Letters addressed to the Se
cretary, post paid, will be attended to.
By order of the Hoard,
Iarboro',2IstNov. 1S27. ll-G
latC Kxanimatl'n closed, with an
li-Miiuiuon, on me 2ni instant.
From the Report read on the morning of
that day, in the presence of a numerous
and respectable comrreiration: iho Trus
tees take great pleasure in saying; the
conuuci, anti progress ot the Scholars
(generally) has given entire satisfaction
they would mention that, their new
and commodious building will be com
pleted before their School opens again.
They think, if healthiness of simin
the good morals of the nnio-hhirhnml
and the well recommended and tried
qualifications of their Principal, the Rev.
S. WELLER, A. M. (who is to resume
the charge of their Institution the suc
ceeding year) warrant the hope of their
continued success, then, they can confi
dently recommend Iheir Seminary to the
further liberal patronage of the public.
Terms of Board and Tuition, the same
as the nrcceilinrr Vp.nr s:..r;Mor
open again on the third Monday, or'sist
of .January next.
RICE 1). PIERCE,
JOHN PUR NELL.
Halifax County, N C. Trustees.
Nov. 2J, 1S27. 16-1
nnilK EXERCISES of the Enfield
Academy will he resumed the first
Monday in January next, under the con
tinued superintendence of TIIO. L.
KAGSDALE. The course of studies
will.be preparatory to the Classes of the
Iklieving that a School too numerous
retards the progress of the Scholars indi
vldually, vc have limited the number to
be received to twenty. Tliisrcsrulation
renders it necessary to increase the price
of tuition; yet the alteration will be more
than compensated by the accelerated im
provement oi the Students. Tuition
fee, S25 per annum, and in even in
stance, half payable in advance. No
student will be admitted for less lime
than two sessions. Board can be had in
genteel families convenient to the Aca
demy, at $5 per month. The strictest
attention will be paid to impressing up
on the Students the necessity of a gentle
manly deportment, both in and out cf
This Institution offers superior advan
tages to those who intend their children
and wards to pursue a Collegiate course.
The number of Students being prescri
bed; the Academy occupying a high and
healthful site, remote from scenes of dis
sipation; together with the skill and ex
perience of the Teacher, lead us to ex
pect a share of patronage.
JOHN BRANCH, PresU
of the Board of Trustees.
Dec. 1st, 1S27. 1G-4
IN APPRENTICE to the Printing
- Business will be laken at this Office,
TIIE Subscriber proposes to teach a
- School at FIGURES PHILIPS'
the ensuing year. The term will con
sist of eleven months, of twenty school
days each. Tuition, Twelve Dollars.
Board can be obtained at the place for
r ollars month-to commence
on the first Monday in January next.
He would willingly take a few stu
dentslo instruct in the art of Surveying
and flatters himself that from his Ion
practice in the art, he will be able to
render them ample justice.
FRED K PHILIPS.
Dec. 9th, 1S27. 17.4
A S the Subscriber intends leaving tb.
1JL State, he ofTers for sale,
A Trad of Land,
Lying two miles north of Tarborougb,
containing four hundred and sixty-one
acres, with a very good dwelling and
other necessary out-houses. Any per
son wishing to purchase, may do well to
come and view the premises.
JVM. B. COLLINS.
Dec. 4th, 1827. 16
if application is soon mad-e
t naviug ijuuinieu, ui.
7VT-Tr.-k n 1 rrm . .
-Liuciiiuci luim, 10;;, as Aaminis
trator on the estate of WILLI AM PAR
KER, dee'd, requests all persons havine?
claims against said estate, to present
them for payment within the time pre
scribed by law all persons indebted to
said estate, are requested to make pay
ment. WILL BE SOLD, on Thursday,
27th inst. at the late residence of Wil
liam Parker, dee'd, all the perishable
property belonging to said estate, con
Eleven likely Negroes,
Amongst which are two valuable car
penters and millwrights about one hun
dred fat Hogs, Sows and Pigs, a valua
ble stock of Horses, Cattle and Sheep,
two or three hundred barrels Com, a
valuable chest of Carpenter's Tools,
Household and Kitchen Furniture, ami
sundry other articles.
Six months credit will be given, the
purchaser giving note with approved se
curity before the property is removed.
The sale to continue from day to dav
until all is sold.
JOHN PARKER, Adm'r.
December 1st, 1S27. 1G-3
TOHN LOWB respectfully informs
the citizens of Halifax, a:id the public
generally, that he still continues to ma
nufacture Boots and Shoes,
To order he . has removed his stand
opposite the Farmer's Hotel, and is now
ready to supply his customers with work
not inferior to any of the northern ma
nufacture. N. B. Boots and Shoes repaired at
short notice and on reasonable terms.
'Tull tight the stitch, for there the sub
stance lies." Old Hare.
Halifax, Nov. 27th, 1527. 16
HpHE Subscriber respectfully inform?
- the inhabitants of Tarborougb and
vicinity, that he 'has returned to this
place for the purpose of re-commencing
his business. He can be found at all
times at the tavern of Mr. Fred. Bell,
where he hopes to obtain a share of pub
lic patronage, as he is determined to use
his utmost exertions to deserve it.
JVM. II. 7 10 ELL.
Tarboro Nov. 23, 1S27. 1 '
"member 3dl837. 16
Tarbo rough, Oct. 1827: