Whole No. 213.
Tarborough, Edgecombe County, Jf. C. Friday, September 19, 1828.
FoZ. F. JVa. Sr.
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Aug. 22, 1828. 5
(QThis numbercommences the fifth
volume' of the Free Press, the third
since its location in Tarborough. At
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pressed a hope, that we should be ena
bled on commencing the fifth volume,
to present the Free Press to its patrons
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we regret to state, that the "signs of the
times" in our pecuniary horizon indi
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ly where an adequate return is merely
problematical. Our expences at present
are as much as we conveniently can
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Roanoke Cut Herrings,
yr A R R A NTE D to be good, for sale
at $4 cash per barrel, near the
Bridge in Tarborough, by
GEORGE W. WOODMAN.
July 18, 182S. 49
PHE Subscriber has on hand a parcel
of steel and iron saiv
Which he will sell low for cash, or on a
credit of tlyee or four month s. He also
holds himself in . readiness to repair old
Gins in the best manner and by a short
notice. IIis Gins can be had at Two
dollars per saw, steel saws iron ones
lower. Old Gins repaired at a low
pnee. n, s Work wij he warratUetl t0
be equal to any j this vicinity, if re
quired; as he flatters himself to be equal
to any G.n-wright in this State. Per:
sons wishing to purchase, can have them
delivered and put in operation, by ap
plying to John G. Hamlet, near Cup
hi sold lavcrn, seven miles from En
iield and twelve miles from the town of
"aliiax, where he keeps a regular shop.
t i n J0HN G- HAMLET.
Joly 22, 1823. 49.9
Tax Receipts for Sale.
Ladies' Literary Companion.
Published weekly in the town of Fay
etteviile, N. C.
BY WILLIAM POTTER.
rPlIIS little work, the object of which
is, to blend solid instruction with a
greeable entertainment to amuse its
readers while it furnishes something pro
fitable is published in octavo form,
comprising eight pages, on a medium
half sheet, with new type and on good
paper. And although the Editor has to
contend with all those difficulties which
naturally occur in the commencement
of a paper under a slender patronage;
yet his price (Si 50 per annum, paya
ble in advance,) is no more than that of
several periodicals in the United States
of the same size, supported by very nu
merous subscriptions, and published
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and any Editor of a newspaper who will give
this prospectus one or two insertions and
send a number containing the same to this
office, shall each be entitled to a copy.
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with a copy of the Amaranth.
Communications will be thankfully recei
ved; and Premiums given for original matter
according to merit.
The editor is determined to exert all
his powers, by all proper means to de
serve success; and is willing to leave the
result in the hands of a generous arid
enlightened community. He respect
fully solicits a share of public patronage.
Aug. 6, 1828.
rrHE EXERCISES of this Institution
A will again commence on the 8th of
September, under the superintendence
of Mr. George Stokes. From ihe
many testimonials procured by Mr.
Stokes from Trinity College (Dublin,)
and from distinguished citizens both of
Ireland and the United States, but more
especially from an acquaintance with
his school, and method of teach ins; for
the session past, and the highly pleasing
examination of his pupils, the Trustees
recommend the Institution with the ut
most confidence to all Parents and Guar
dians who are desirous of educating their
children, arid wards: and with the hiirh-
est pleasure assure them that in this In
stitution the common error (the conse
quences of which are felt through life)
ot. hastening children too rapidly in their
studies before they have laid a sufficient
foundation in the rudiments of education
will be carefully avoided. The moral
and religious uprightness of the Instruc
tor furnishes the surest pledge for the
morality oi his pupils, at least so lar as
the influence of example, joined with
repeated admonitions, extends.
Children commencing, S3 per quarter.
Pupils reading, writing, cyphering,
with English grammar and geog
raphy. 34 per quarter.
Pupils receiving a Classical educa
tion, S7 per quarter.
(QBoard can be procured on cheap
terms in town, and cheaper a small dis
tance from town.
By order of the I3oard,
Scc'y pro. tern.
Greenville, Aug. 29, 1S28. 3-3
Cheap for Cash!!
riORN, Fodder, Bacon, Tar, Lime,
Castor Oil, Gentlemen's best Fur
Hats and Caps, Mackarel, (in whole and
half barrels,) Flour, 1st and 2d quality.
Some prime New Herrings and Shad.
ALSO, some superior Scuppernong
wine together with many other arti
cles, which will be sold very low for
Cash only, by
JOS. L. SIMMONS.
Halifax, N.C. March 10, 182S.
(01 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 attentiou and punc
tuality. J. L. S.
ryHK ANNUAL MEETING of the
A Roanoke Union Society, will com
mence at Whitaker's Chapel, on Satur
day, 4th of October next, and continue
until Monday. The members of the
Society are requested generally to at
tend; as an Election ol one or more De
legates to the General Convention at
Baltimore will be holden on Monday.
The friends of Reform in other sec
tions of the State, are requested to hold
their meetings and appoint their Dele
gates to attend said Convention.
There will be preaching on Saturday
and Sunday as usual.
The Raleigh Star will please give the
above insertion until the time expires.
and forward their account to the Editor
of the Free Press, Tarborough.
HENRY BRADFORD, Pres.
Halifax county, Sept. 5, 1S28. 4-4
r PHK Subscriber informs all persons
indebted to her, that a settlement
must be made at or before the Supe
rior Court in October n'xt. All open
accounts after that time, will be placed
in the hands of an officer for collection.
Halifax, Aug. 2S, 1S2S.
Just received and for Sale,
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Accompanied with a volume of evidence
sufficient to insure the confidence of the
most incredulous, of the happy and al
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vigorating & restoring the Constitution.
Dr. Swaim's Panacea,
So justly celebrated for the cure of scro
fula or king's-evil, ulcers, rheumatism.
syphilitic, mercurial, and liver com
plaints, and most diseases arising in de
bilitated constitutions, or from an im
pure state of blood, &c. &.c. This medi
cine is also accompanied with a volume
of evidence of its happy effects in resto
ring to perlect health thousands that had
tried all other remedies, and given up in
despair. The Subscribers havin? be
come agents for the original inventors
and proprietors of those valuable medi
cines, now offer them pure and genuine
to the Public, assuring them that a con
stant supply equal to the demand, will
be regularly kept on hand at their store
R. $ S. D. GOTTEN.
January 24, 1S2S.
AS committed to the Jail of Hali
fax county, on the 12th inst. a run
away negro girl, small size, dark com
plexion, aged about 18 or 20 years,named
who says she belongs to Wm. Prince, of
Southampton county, Va. and that she
was stolen from, said Prince by his bro
ther Littleton Prince, from whom she
made her escape. The owner is re
quested to come forward, prove proper
ty, pay charges and take said negro
away, or she will be dealt with as the
J. It. SIMMONS, Jailer.
Halifax, 24th July, 1828. 50
fpHE Subscriber respectfully informs
A the Public, that he has taken the
well-known stand in the town of Hali
fax, formerly occupied by William P.
Clopton, where he intends to carry on
And Harness-making Business,
In all its branches.
Work shall be executed in the neatest
and best manner charges as reasonable
as can be afforded and I will be thank
ful to all those who may favor me
with their custom.
Halifax, June 19, 1828.
03" WANTED, an apprentice to the
above business.. ..a lad aged about 14
years would meet with good encourage
ment. A. W.
T WILL SELL OAK & HICKORY
A Firewood at One Dollar and Seventy
five Cents per cord or, will furnish by
the winter with the privilege of cutting
and carting themselves.
8 Sept. 1828.
J. A. IRWIN.
Tract of hand
PjPHE Subscriber having determined
ifcuiucc iu i ouuuj, unci s ins
TRACT OF LAND, lying on Rocky
Swamp in Halifax county, sixteen miles
from Halifax town, . containing seven
hundred and tour acres, for sale. One
third of the above land is alluvion, infe
rior to none in the county, partly re
claimed and the balance reclaimable.
The reclaimed portion has produced the
rise of ten barrels of corn to the acre;
it is now in corn and cotton and is very
luxuriant, promising as large a crop as
it ever produced.
The upland is very fertile, containing
a variety of soils, adapted to the jrrowtli
of tobacco, cotton, corn, wheat, rve and
oats; it is one of the best stock ranges in
this section of country. It has on it one
of the very best selected apple orchards,
appended to which is a first rate still
and apple mill, a comfortable dwelling
house, with six airy rooms, a kitchen
and laundry, and other out houses.
What recommends it to the lower coun
try farmer, is its extreme healthiness.
The society is as good as can be had
any where. Those wishing to purchase
are respeetfully invited to view the pre
mises, as I am sure they will be better
pleased from a sight, than a description
of it. The above land will be sold ac
cording to the times. A credit can be
had on a part of the sum agreed on.
22d July, 1828. 50
it?"The Edenton Gazette will please in
sert the above four limes, and forward th?
account -to the Post-Office at Halifax.