Whole No. 215.
Tarboroiigh, Edgecombe County, N. C. Friday, October 3, 1828.
THE "FREE PRESS,"
By Geo. Howard,
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Roanoke Cut Herrings,
WARRANTED to be good, for sale
at i4 cash per barrel, near the
Iiridge in Tarborough, by
GEORGE W. WOODMAN.
July IS, 182S. 49
State of North Carolina,
Jonathan T. Eason, Original Attach
vs. ment, returned
John Ruff, ) levied in the
hands of William D. Petway, as gar
nishee. TT appearing to the satisfaction of the
- justice of i he Peace, that the defend
ant, John Ruff, is not an inhabitant of
the county of Edgecombe: It is there
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in the Tarborough Free Press for thirty
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&c. or judgment will be entered up
against him as confessed, and execution
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Ladies' Literary Companion
Published weekly in the town of Fay
ctleville, N. C.
BY WILLIAM POTTER.
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is, to blend solid instruction with a
greeable entertainment to amuse its
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comprising eight pages, on a medium
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merous subscriptions, and published
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ana any lvhtor of a newspaper who will give
t.m prospectus one or two insertions and
offi I 7 7;"cont"'5 the same to this
office, shall each be entitled to a copy.
w!thVnCntV.pcr ct'ni- will be allowed,
with a copy of the Amaranth.
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actr . The editor is determinpd tn vow oil
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success; and is willing to leave the
ul - in the hand, of a generous and
'tened community. He respect
'ysohc.tsa share of public patronage.
AllS- 6 182S.
Cheap for Cash!!
rjORN, Fodder, Bacon, Tar, Lime,
Castor Oil, Gentlemen's best Fur
Hats and Cans, Mackarel. fin whole and
half barrels,) Flour, 1st and 2d quality.
Some prime New Herrings and Sliad.
ALSO, some superior Seuppernong
Wine together with many other arti
cles, which will be sold very low for
iasn only, by
JOS. L. SIMMONS.
Halifax, N.C. March 10, 182S.
fTI would take ibis 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.
THE ANNUAL MEETING of the
T T : Q Ml
llUJIIUftV UIMUII OUUICIJ, Will UUIII-
mence at Whilaker'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 of 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 Stale, 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, 1S2S. 4-4
'PIIE Subscriber informs all persons
indebted to her, that a settlement
must be made at or before the Supe
rior Court in October nxt. All open
accounts after that lime, will be placed
in the hands of an officer for collection.
Halifax, Aug. 28, 1S2S.
Printing neatly executed.
Just received and for Sale,
CELEBRATED REMEDY FOR
Accompanied with a volume of evidence
sufficient to insure the confidence of the
most incredulous, of the happy and al
most universal, cure of habitual intem
peranceand its beneficial effects in in
vigorating & restoring the Constitution.
Dr. Swaim's Panacea,
So justly celebrated for the cure of scro-
tula 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 perfect health thousands that had
tried all other remedies, and given up in
despair. The Subscribers having 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
j be regularly kept on hand at their store
in J a r borough.
R. S. D. GOTTEN.
( January 24, 1S8.
Negroes for Sale.
N the third Monday in OCTOBER
next, at the Court-house in Halifax
town, 1 shall offer for sale,
5 or G lihdy young Negroes,
FOR CASH ONLY,
Belonging to the estate of D Pittman,
deceased, to pay the debts of his testa
torby order of the Court of Ple'as and
Quarter Sessions, August term, 1823.
. JAS. J. PITTMAN,
Ex'r of D. Pittman, dee'd.
Aug. 30, 1S2S. 3-7
flMlE 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 nil, 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, 182S.
(Q2 WANTED, an apprentice to the
above business.. ..a lad aged about 14
years would meet with good encourage
T WILL SELL OAK & HICKORY
Firewood at One Dollar and Seventy
five Cents per curd or, will furnish by
the winter with the privilege of culling
and carting themselves.
J. A. IRWIN.
8 Sept. 1S2S. 4-3
Tract of Land
rwHE Subscriber having determined
to remove to the South, offers his
TRACT OF LAND, lying on Rocky
Swamp in Halifax county, sixteen miles
from Halifax town, containing seven
hundred and four 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 yery
luxuriant, promising as large a crop as
it ever produced.
The upland is very fertile, containing
a variety of soils, adapted to the growth
of tobacco, cotton, corn, wheal, rye and
oats; it is one of the best stock ranges in
this section of country. 1 1 has on it one
of the very best selected apple orchards,
appended to which is a first rote still
and apple mill, a comfortable dwelling
house, with six airy rooms, a kitchen
and laundry, and other out houses.
Whal 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 ihe pre
mises, as I am sure the 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 pari of the sum egreed on.
22d July, 182S. 150
it7The Edenton Gazette will please in
sert the above four limes, and forward the
account to the Post-Office at Halifax.
Constables' Blanks for sale,
At (his Office.
row me 1 nipt.
RAN AWAY from Capp's Gold
t.jiuc, lucuMcuuurg county, in. u.
on Saturday, the 18th day of August, a
negro man named
About 20 years of age, 5 feet 15 or 7 in
ches high, dark comulexion. with a srvir
on one of his cheeks as well as recollect
ed, his left. He took with him a largo
grey mare, 16 or 17 hands high, with a
long switch tail. He has been traced
from Charlotte to Torrence's X Roads,
on the Slalesville road, thence through
Salisbury to Creensborough, passing
himself by different names and on differ
ent business. It is expected he will
make for the neighborhood in which he
was raised, which is not exactly known,
but supposed to be near Tarborough.
Any person securing him in jail, and
taking care of the beast so we may get
them again, shall be reasonably reward:
ed; by giving notice to the Subscribers,
and all reasonable expences paid.
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September 1, 1828.
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