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TarhorouSh, Edgombe County, X. C. Friday, April 4, 1828..
FoL IF. JVb. 33.
THE "FREE PRESS,"
By Geo. Howard,
Is published weekly, (every Fridays) at
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discontinue at any time on paying arrears.
jfoff 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
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
tl0st fi aid.
Stop the Runaways!
RAN OFF from Beaufort,
North-Carolina, where they
were employed on the Fortifi
cations at that place,
Seven JCegro Fellows,
Towii: MILLIARD, HENRY, LEW
IS, ANTHONY, ROY, ISAAC, and
FRANK. The three first-named Ne
groes were apprehended at Hicks' Ford,
Greensville county, Ya. Anthony and
Roy were af the lime in company with
those apprehended, hut effected their es
cape. Frank was left by the party some
20 or 30 miles beyond Halifax, N. C.
snd Isaac some 5 or 10 miles on this side
cf Halifax, both complaining of sickness
and unable to travel. Frank is a small
Mack fellow, and about 22 years of aire
Isaac is a stout voung fellow, about
. 21 years of age, complexion rather yel
low Aoy is a slender black fellow, a
bout 20 years of age and Anthony is
a stout built black fellow, about 23 years
ofae no particular marks recollected.
The above Negroes were making their
way to Norfolk for the purpose of join
A liberal REWARD will be given
for the apprehension of Frank, haac,
Hoy and Anthony, and should they be
delivered to Mr. Nihlo of Petersburg,
he will pay for their apprehension and
all necessary expenses.
J. P. TAYLOR,
dtpt. Cd Re't Art. Ha timed at Old
Point Comfort, near Norfolk.
Nov. 9, 1S27. 13
THE CELEBRATED HORSE
WILL STAND the
present Season at my Sta
ble, half a mile from Ha
lifax town, anr! will hp
let to mares at TEN DOLLARS, Cash,
the single leap TWENTY Dollars the
season, payable at the expiration of the
season and THIRTY Dollars to in
sure the mare to be in foal, to be paid
as soon as the marc is ascertained to be
in foal with Fifty Cents to the Groom
in every instance. The season will
commence the 1st day of March next,
and end on the 10th of July. Particu
lar attention will be paid to mares sent
to remain with the horse; separate lots
are provided for mares with young colts,
and they will be fed if required at twenty-five
cents per day. Every attention
will be paid to prevent accidents or es
capes, but no liability for either.
Is a beautiful dark bay, black mane
and legs, full 5 feet 2 J inches high, now
eight years oM, in good order, &c.
He was got by old SirArchie his dam
by Citizen, his grandam by Alderman,
his g. grandam by Roebuck, his g. g.
g. dam by Herod, his g. g. g. g. dam
by Partner, &c. GEN'L MARION
was run at Lawrcnccyille against Sir
Henry, and won the Jockey Club with
ease; he travelled to New-Market, and
there won the Jockey Club, beating Bet
sey Richards and others.
Feb. 19, 182S. 27
ily'The Raleigh Star, Warrenton Repor
ter, and Washington Herald will please give
the above three insertions, and forward their
accounts to the Postmaster at Halifax.
Just received and for Sale.
CELEBRATED REMEDY FOR
Accompanied with a volume of evidence
to insure the confidence of the
ost incredulous, of the happy and al
most universal, cure of habitual intem
perance and its beneficial effects in in
lalinr & restoring thu Constitution.
Br. Swaim's Panacea,
justly celebrated for the cure of scro
or kingVcvil, ulcers, rheumatism,
syphilitic, mercurial, and liver com
juits, and most diseases arising in de
flated constitutions, or from an im
stale of blood, &c. &c. This medi
ae is also accompanied with a voiume
01 evidence of its happy effects in rcsto
J?g to perfect health thousands that had
!l ? ol!er remedies, and given up in
pnir. The Subscribers having be-
an'-"ts for the original inventors
'proprietors of those valuable mcdi-
J the Public, assuring them that a con
jnt supply equal to the demand, will
. Ifgularly kept on hand at their store
t S. D. COTTEN.
January 24, 1S23.
The thorouh-brtd and celebrated
WILL STAND the ensu
ing season at my stable, in
the county of Halifax, North
Carolina, seven miles from
the town of Halifax, five from Enfield
Court-house, and three from CrowelPs
Crossroads, and will be let to rnares at
TEN DOLLARS the single leap, paya
ble at the time the mare is covered;
TWENTY Dollars the season, payable
at the expiration of the season; and
THIRTY Dollars to insure a mare to
be in foal, payable as soon as the mare
is ascertained to be in foal; with Fifty
Cents to the Groom in every instance.
The season to commence on the 1st
day of March, and end the 20th day of
July. Particular attention will be paid
to marcs sent to remain with the horse,
and can be fed if required with corn and
fodder at twenty cents per day. Good
and extensive pasturage gratis. Sepa
rate fields of small grain are sown for
mare with young colts. Every atten
tion will be paid to prevent accidents or
escapes, but will not be liable for cither.
IS A BEAUTIFUL CHESNUT
SORREL, five feet one inch and a half
high, ten years old this spring.
SIIAWANEE was got by the cele
brated horse Tecumseh, he by Archie
out of Thomas B. Hill's imporled-mare.
His dam by old Citizen, his grandam by
Alderman, his g. grandam by Roebuck,
his g. g. grandam by Herod, his g. g. g.
grandam by Partner, &c.
JOHN CROW ELL.
' Feb. 25, 1828. 2S
jyThc Washington Herald, Warrenton
Reporter, and Raleigh Star will please gie
the above four insertions, and forward their
accounts to the Postmaster at Halifwc for
Cheap for Cash!!
rjORN, Fodder, Bacon; Tar, Lime,
Castor Oil, Gentlemen's best Fur
Hats and Caps, Mackarel, (in whole and
half barrels,) Flour, 1st and 2d quality.
ALSO, some superior Scuppernong
Wine together with many other arti
cles, which will be sold very low for
Cash only, by
v JOS. L. SIMMONS.
Halifax, N.C. Match 10, 182S.
cm would take this opportunity of
saying to the public, that my intention
is to do a GENERAL
Therefore, persons who may favor me
with any article on consignment, may
rely on the strictest attention and punc
tuality. J. L. S.
T WILL SELL, LEASE, or RENT,
A my Lot and houses at Enfield. The
stand for a Store is equal to any country
stand in the State.. ..and not inferior to
many country stands for a house of en
tertainment. The building consists of a convenient
two story dwelling-house, well-finished,
with four fire-places, store-house, ware
house, gin-house (and gin,) and other
out-houses.. ..possession given immedi
ately... .terms accommodating.
J. H. SIMMONS.
Glh Feb. 182S. 25
Painting on Velvet, &c.
"j"RS. ANDERSON respectfully in
forms the Ladies of Tarboro' and
vicinity, that she will give lessons in
PAINTING ON VELVET;
Also, Wax and Ornamental Work,
Representing flowers, fruits, &c. She
will probably continue in this place but
a few weeks, and those persons desirous
of having their children taught these
elegant accomplishments, will perhaps
do well to avail themselves of the pre
sent opportunity. A perfect knowledge
of either of the above branches can be
acquired, by ordinary application, in ten
days. Both branches will be taught for
S20, or 10 for either of them. Vel
vet, Paints, &c. will be furnished at the
Tarboro', March 10, 1S2S. 30
WILL STAND at my
stable at Mount Prospect this
e&jLct&J! season, and will be let to
mares at the moderate price of SIX
DOLLARS the season, which may be
discharged by the payment of Five Dol
lars, if paid within the season THREE
Dollars by the leap, (the money to be
paid down for the leap) and TEN Dol
lars to insure, the insurance money to
be paid as soon as it is ascertained that
the mare is in foal and Twentv-five
Cents to the Groom in all cases.
IS A BEAUTIFUL ROAN,
Now in his prime he is about sixteen
hands high, and would vie with any
horse in the State for form and muscu
lar strength; he is of good blood and
descended from an excellent stock of
horses; he has proved himself, to be a
very sure foal getter, and his colts are
likely, where they have had a chance
and come out of.mares of any account.
March, 1S28. 30
Constables' Blanks for safe,
At this Offia. i
RAN AW AY, on Monday
night last, from Mr. James Hat
ton, his negro ;
About 28 years old, 5 feet 10 or 11 in
ches high, spare made, very black com
plexion, and is apt to stutter a little iri
speaking no particular marks recol
lected. Silas is expected to be lurking
about Deep Creek, in Edgecombe coun
ty, where he was raised. Iheabovt
reward will be given for the apprehen
sion and delivery of said fellow to the
Subscriber, or if secured in any jail so
that I can get him.
JOHN EDMONDSON, Agent
for James Hatton.
Tarboro', March 26, 1828. 32
4 LL Persons are hereby cautioned a
TgainSt purchasing from Isaac D. Gui
on, the laud of Thos. Guion, deceased
the Subscriber having a lien on said
land, under authority of the will of
said deceased, for the sum of $1500,
which must be paid before the said Isaac
D. Guion is entitled to the land.
JVM. R. JD UP REE.
Jan. 24, 1828. 23
To JVm. R. Hupree and James
C. his wife:
T HEREBY give you and each of you
notice, that I do refuse to take under
the devise in my father's will, the Land
given me on condition of paying to my
sister the sum of Fifteen Hundred Dol
lars, and that I claim to inherit an undi
vided moity thereof as one of his heirs
at law. D. GUION.
March 14, 182S. 31-3
rjOMMITTED to the Jail of Edge-
combe county, N. C. on the 16th of
November, 1827, a negro fellow, who
says his name is HENRY, that he is
the property of Mr. James Okrey or
Akrey, and that he was purchased by
Mr. Okrey from Mr. Amos Ravvls, of
Nansemond county, Va. Henry is a
boul 30 years of age, 5 feet 9 or 10 in
ches in height, spare built, no marks
perceivable. The owner is requested to
come lorward, prove his property, pay
charges and take him away, or he will
be dealt with as the law directs.
FRED. BELL, Jailor.
Nov. 1827. 15
JThe Raleigh. Star will nlease insert
the above until otherwise directed, and for
wardthe account to this office for collec
Laughing. Away with all the
systems of physiognomy and cra
niology if you want to find out a
man's character observe his laugh.
There ifever was a bad man that
coutd laugh heartily and cheer
fully. Laughs are of various spe
cies; from the suppressed titter of
the boarding-school Miss, to tho
vociferous hoarse roar of the hon
est farmer. This latter is the
kind of laugh to dispel dull care,
and to promote .good fellowship.
There is no faith to be placed in
a man who won't join in it; watch
him well when he comes to trade
with you. A mere grin, without
the accompanying sound, is not
to be relied on it is merely an
expression of internal selfish ex
ultation; and besides, it has not
the effect upon the system, of a
good, honest, convulsive laugh,