The Natchez Weekly Courier from Natchez, Mississippi on December 28, 1838 · Page 4
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1 1 Mississirn rail koad. ' . .1 ' i Natche. 10th December, 1338. Mr. Black: Dear Sir On my way through thv interior of our infant, but thriving state to this delightful city, I was most forcibly . struck at the rapid progress which has been made by the Mississippi Hail Rond Comhy in the prosecution of its work of internal improvement in the short perfod of two years. This company wV chartered at a period in onr pecuniary h3tTy hich lirSued every thing but success to the enterprise. Yet not- withstanding itcame into existence under i the most unfavourable auspices and has had - to contend ever since with the greatest pecu niar pressure ever known in onr history, still ' the work has progressed, beyond the most sanguine expectations of its wannest friends, and promises fair, ere long to reflect credi t on our state.and to reap imperishable fame for him who first projected so -grand a design, nd yielded a rich harvest to the company. V ; The company hare for thejr object the ton-, struction of a Rail Road Wading from the-city of Natchee to the town of Cfnton, the seat of iiMstii'e of Madison county. It would be im- DOsiWe to estimate be advantages in all their details, resulting from the completion of the road even thus far, t every d'epartmrnt of trade, and more especially to the planting rn-: terest in those sections of country through which it passes, But sir, is this great work to stop here,' when its interest are not half se ' cured, when scarce one-tcnth of its benefits c are'4isseminated threugh the stats. , f May we S not look forward to the day when it will ultt-mately be extended to some point on the north- .rmrn'. boundaryof our state, to.be tlien taken up by enterprising Tennessee and made to in- . ... ... . r. rv.- -lersecitne great waste ran numviiwi- ' Jesten to Cincinnati. Thfs is all practicable, strictly within the bounds of reason, and as '. -' the spirit of internal improvement is abroad In the land, and we live in an age of enterprise ' xtmif Vn.it! mm ?Atinpd to become the Jigamoiits by which to unite more firmly the - several farrilies of our cefederacy; may we ' not ba permitted to look upom the Natche and Canton Rail Road as the great root, from !'r which - all the other : bra nches may spring. ; It is . the moral as ' well as the pecuniary results growing out of the construction of "' rail-roads, that should be taken into consider- ation; and verily, Mr. Editor, whenjviewed ' f in this light, it is marvellously strange Chat' tKrw a.'Kn run best -srjorei the means do . not lay aside their sectional and local Jealousies . - 1 I.... 4 aa kolr.a'n.v Land . T v have examined this road to Washington, as X fur as the cars are running, and intended (for ti , huw a j w v w w t ,., it) to notice the substantial manner of its con - .at ma? inn .and to sav somethim? of the beauty. v t tA inrimitinn fir innA wno nave nui seen . elegance and'strenglii of. the passenger car. already swelled this communication much be-. 7 yond what was intended. ' Suffice it, however;. to say that they are surpassed by none," and eoualledbut by few. ' MADISON- - HEPENNbYLVANIA OUTRAGE. ' ' ' -Ne intelligence of looo-foco doings seems to have so completely astounded and 'puzzled " the organs of that ptfrty, so much as; the lato - nrnni mAvmnti nr tliir lrinna l imr- r.. . 7 risburg. Without the candor to acknowledge the fact as it is, and without the abUfty to ex tenuate in the least this nefarious transac tion, the greater portion have t6e discretion to maintain a dicrniQed silence. ' But not so with "the New Orleans Bee. On last Friday1 that paper comes out with one of its wonted pbn dorous articles and flounders about' in the quagmires ' of absurdity, and contradiction, more line a nuge unwiejujr ivuwiuccrua vijbii ' ' a gay, buoyant, light ' winged ' Bee " , Th sprightly and keen Editor of the New Orleans Sun; a neutral paper, hits off the mis-named - Bee in fine style for this , silly "attempt. ; Wo . .' opine the Bee would have shown' as much sa , t gacity if not so much industry, by jconteuting ! himself with the running announcement "that f '; 'the sovereign people have . possession of the " Capitol or f ennsyivania" and then" soitced himself with the reflection that the less said1 Vwut it the better, 'v r : from. Orleans Sun, -.fi . TUB JJES ' oi . ycBieruoy. uwnvonicu .very difinrr article in relation to- the recent dis 4 graceful nrawi in ine;cnpiioi ni l ennsyivan ia-lisgraceful alike to all concerned in ..'it, X whotlir nprnniriits or Federalists.- Whis or T . . .t. ?-t r i . Tories. The Bee starts out by informing its readers that wvrious, not alarming, state of things, bad ariseb at Hornsburg;" and; after om littln nalitvcr about tli illpfralirv and iniquity of tho proceedings' of. the'party tto which it is opposed, it declnres , (having for-" ; gotten, the first part of its article, ;we itup- '. nrxut that tt.A W hi era hnA hrnnirht Ihm SI1I0 TO THE VERGE OF CIVIL WAR!" - Nothing alarming in that, though, of course '. oh , no! It then goes an to say that, "disorder and confusion reign triumphant at Harris-burg," ana that the Governor had bcen . com' ' polled to station a guard around the arsenal, , to protect it from being seized by, the populace! ; adding, very sagaciously, that this last; step , was taken for the base purpose of 'augment ' ' ing the general alarm I" The "general alarm!" ;;Here ho forgets, ogain.'r He 'had said .there tcere no ofarm, - M ";V ' ;:-s" "Jlli,-, ! After this interesting evidence of prophetic iiiiptration,' the uee gives birth to the follow-' ' is? piece of oraculous flummery oraculous," -: we say, because the Delphic oracle, nof any ; ether oracle that the reader' learning , may , supply, ever uttered any thing half so un-' ' meaning: " ' , ' '- ' '-'" vJ1-n.' We have received no democratic account of these transactionsa very common occurrence ; - when interesting intelligence respecting party operations is expected." y, . " -.,. :i J Fnin this DarncraDn. 11 appears, uiai the "interesting intelligence of the unularmtng .."geseial alabm" i 'ennsylvania, was "ex- " petted" by the Uee; an yet, as u yenmmon" in such cases, no "aetnocrahA-avotumi '- oi tlie atidir ever came to nand: ; jviirauie cictu . , MTis true 'tis pity, and pity 'tis His true." ' v But suppose the Bee did not receive any de Mnn.ntU kAAflnnf tf llm Mimnlll.i Willi u.-uilrl it havo its readers infer &o that fact! Whose fault is itl Does it chargtftaoJ upon the Whigs, tool .The party in power is democratic, orpro. -feies to be tlie heoven-pora A rrros JLenuail ia lonincrBLic. or nriitasf.L in uBuie msu master of this city is democratic, or professes to be; and if, with the aid of o much e'emoc- ' racy, the largest daily paper in the United .1.1 . mm la ctates is uuauic w procure yaemocraiic ac munis" of "interesting" riots that are xex- . wimnt mn - - wr n iiuul ar-n niicrH Lim nil. iim f 1 1 cr 1 1 IO rest, 11 ii' h- u ui,uiut(iH uiemseivvs. . '0 . ...111. v . .1 I The Bee received an account a. short time ago, by tho way, which was not very demo trattc; nd that Was the account of the New Vurk elections. v , . 7 iW,- ".- A Pleasant Prospect. 'That of having all our exchanges, for a month or more, crammed with tlie President' and Governor's Messa ges. Pleasant, alu'titl Very I Philadelphia dodger, ' ' - . CHRISTMAS.1 A T1SIT FROM ST. K1CH0LAS. ; . , ", Bv Clement C. Moore. 'Twat the night before Christmas, when all through the Mouse; . . , Not a creatare was stirriner: not even a mouw: Thestockings wpre hnng by thechimmy with care, in uope that bt. ISichoIns soon would bo there: , The children were nestled all nug in their bed, ' - wnue viBiona ot sugar plumbs danced tbro' their hsuds, ,:. ,: ..'' ..-.-.' - And mamma in her 'kerchief and I in my cap. Had juat settled our brains for a long winter's nap When oat on the lawn there arose such a clatter, ..: ( sprang from my bed to see what was the matter, Avray to the window I flew lika a flash, , . To reopen the shutters, and threw up i he n sh, The moon on the breast of tho new lullensnow, rave the lustre of mid day on objects below, . -Vheniwhat to my wandering eyes should appear;; 3uta miniature sleigh and eight tiny , reindeer, - ; Vith a little old driver so lively and nuick, r knew in a moment it must be St. Nick. ; iviore rapia man eagie m coursers mey came, ; And he whistled aud shouted and called them bv - name ' . v - ' j More rapid than eagles his coursers they came,. r 4, Vixen!., '(r V' - ,: . - On, Comet, on, Cupid, on Dunder and Blixen! ; To the top of the porch, to the lop of the wad! ' Now, dash away, dash away, dash away all! ' As leaves that before the wild hurricane fly, ", " ' When they meet withan obstacle, mount to the sky So up to the hou?e-top the coursers they flew, .' With the sleigh full of toys and St. Nicholas too. i And then in a twinkling I heard on the roof, : , ;- '' The prancing and pawing of each little hoof.""; Down the chimnev St. Nicholas came with bound He wue dressed all in fuf, from his heod to his foot, i l I i 1 1 . 1 1 ...:.k .oko. tri. Ana tiis ciomes were au tariuaneu iu m - soot; :- ' I ""v. u-'r' ' " J-'.-S; A bundle of tovs, he had thrown on his back, ; And he looked like a pedlar just opening his puck. His eyes how they twinkled! his dimples, how mer- -- ryt ,' i ' TTis checks were like roses; his nose like a cherry; His droll little mouth was drawn up like a bow And the beard on his chin was as white as the snow The stump o!a pipe he held tight in his teeth, ' And the smoke it encircled his head like a wreath,; He had a broad face and a little round bell v, That shook when he laughed, like a bowl full of jelly He was chubby o'nd plump; a right jolly old elfi And I laughed when I saw him. in spite of myself; : A wink ot his eye, enda wist of his head, ' " Avm oava tna to know I had nnthinir it dread. ' He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work And filled an the stocking; tnen turn a wun a jim. And laying hie fingenwiside of his nose, ;, ; i He s 'rang to his sleieh, to his team" gave a whwtlc. But 1 heard him exclaim ere he dnvo out of sight. 'Happy Christmas to all, and to all a goodnight!! itndvnfhnvill Haw iika the down irom a misue v.Textan Matters. Newspapers, tc We liaye before us several very late Texian news papers,", the several- departments of which. I .... . 1 I edumg, puoiisning, etc., are cenainiy sucn us. would do credit to any portion of the United States. ! The Houston National . Banner has changed its namo with its proprietor, "and having discarded the Star that adorned its first page, has assumed the name of "National In telligencer'V.this we consider far from being an improvement. We always - admired -its old -star4annered bead as a sirrgularly appro priate ' device. " The Telecraph and Texas Register, also published at thecapitol, is .like- wise an 'ejccellcnt pa per. " Six years ago there was not in r 11 Mississippi a single'papef that equalled tliem "in appearancer . We consider them favorable indications of the future pros- rerity. "of this' rising sister Republic. ; The Civilian at VQaflvestori and other ' papsrs are also well conducted pfe3sZ''t 'ft1 . In looking pverthese journals we aresOrry to perceive so much bitterness pervadidg some of, thrm against Ex-President Houston. : He has retired from public life, never again toen-ter thereon; let his fauhs be. forgotten, his errors exterraated, his valuable public services alone remembered.- T'-'l'v'',' v rf' ' Texas seems to abound in counterfeit notes, land senp, and bank bills'. They are said to be imported : front" the . United 1 States. ; The counterfeit land scrip is , signed -George W. Poe,'. Paymaster General,; and some. bear the signature, of Barnard E. Bee, . Secretary of War.". v C'.'-v':;- -r?rZ.l ' It is" alleged, on . good 'authorityjf that S&00.000 counterfeited on the State Bank of Georgia have recently been sent to Texas for circulation; and several attempts' have also beeii made in . Houston,, to circulate the' bills of the Planters Bank of Mississippi, at Abfcr deen, sighed A. R. Sivier, Cushier, and Worth ington, President. rThoy are valueless; as no such charter has been ever granted in Missis sippi Snow",' at latest accounts 'two feet deep at Montreal, and Thermometer down to zero. Phew -that's something like winter. . South America. The Peruvians have been .defeated, aud Lima taken- by the Chilians ho were about being reinforced by 2000 men They lost 2C0 in the action. What an, em phalic commentary do the constant and bloo dy wars of, the late Spanish Provinces; of the uuum iiiukc upuu ui cnurucier anu genius 01 UL. J ' the people as compared with .that of. tho Old British Colonies of the North," - ,;.,: - v. ' - t-,j-: A Yankee TKicK.Goyernor Butler in his lateiMessage to the S'outU Carolina Legisla-' tore, complains that the ammunition in the state arsenal-at Charleston, obtained chiefly from abroad, Vfrequently contained pease and eo7i instead of balls and buckshot." " If that is the character of northern ammu nition there certainly were never greater misnomers than i "Furniture" and -Crocker'v- ware.'VYgi tables and other sarte would cer tainly be mucli more appropriate aunet. " ' w OrF UiiaoNiBeiijamin F. J3utier, lat U. S. Attorney General, has been nominated by the Fiidenf to the office of DistrietsAttprhe for the Southern District of New York, vacated; by the sudden . departure' for, regions un known, of Wmr M Price of the Sub-Treasu-W'CompanwTh?jrJC.& the nomination, which a horde of hungry . of- ficc-seekers did not. VM ,i The r Sub-Treasurers " Meeiiito : is Eng land. Kobinson has got Out a capital cari cature of an embrace in England between Swartwont and Price." Swartwouf has Vot a bag of 1,500,000, and Price of 1;200,000. bam says to Jiili: - -f- ; -1 ' "Welcome, thou pearl o( wondrous Price The oracle of Tammany Hall; -- - I hope you've got a handsome slice; ' '"- ; Since fvo in motion set ihe Ball. " f Etoquence.--Thei fo.llp.wijtg article'of exqui site eloquence gives one an ida .of the man ner of doing things in the wesL VThe- orator has tho coor. and sayst w w-..- r "Mr. Cheermao; I have . Hsat eontentirely wtr a. long iime i -tne .lUuicKH'Concervabilities of the member .which last distressed you; and i ireeiy veryinnclKJecilnes tootler any uncer tain qjidotity of remarks iu ; refutation of niy former dissertions, and also, likewise, command an explanation from the gentleman who last distressed tlie meeting on what authority he grounded bis ' manifold adversities.' Ho tells us that the motion 'passed nemin anttlra dictionary. , I would require of the chair, or of the very worthy members of. this club, or society, or association, or whatever name may ue onproper iu can it. wno mis JWr, lNeminv are! WhajtaretheJprinciples of this ' contra dictionary! . Whether fee re- opposed to tli present administrations! ' -:., The Baptist church in Reading.1 (Conn. was' lately blown up with gunpowder. Aboli tion lectures were about to be delivered in it. THE INAUGOlUL ADDRESS Or Mt rabf.au B. Lamar, President of the R f.pubuc of Texas, to both Houses of , Congress, delivekep on Monday, xhe 10th December, 1838. " ' .. , Gentlemen of the Senate and House of Representatives, and Friends and Fellow Citizens; ; Invited by the suffrages of my folfowcitizens to the Chief Magistracy of the Republic, I embrace the oppertunity which this solemn occasion; presents, of tendering my deep and endunnsr gratitude for their distinguisnea ia-vor. When I reflect upon the great unanimity of the populnr voice by which I am called to this station. 1 cannot repress the painful ap prehension that Imay not be able to fulfil the hiirh exoectations which such general confi dence implies. 'X And if I did not feel assured that the co-ordinate orancnes ot tne uovern- .n . kio. inAnt nrUin "f nt, as well as the better j udgment of those whom I ma be able tor call into my coupcik, would abundantly supply mv aenciencies, i should be constrained to avoid a situation into which I bring abilities so inadequate to the discharge of its high and important duties But indulging the pleasing hope that a warm hearted and liberal people will continue to judge' of my motives and my actions with the generous indulgence heretofore extended ". td me,as their, public servant forgiving what is wroncr and sustain in? what is riffht - assume the duties.,of"the Executive, with, the solomri assurance to. this august assembly ,- that.every effort in my power shall be made to strengthen and retain the confidence reposed in my dispo sition to advance the happiness ot the people and to widen and confirm the foundations o our national institutions. ; ' I place a high trust, my fellow citizens, in the protection of the ureat Kuler ot nations who has never yet. deserted a people whose virtues may have entitled them to the blessings of freedom. Driven into the assertion of our rights and' the defence of our lives, by the ty ranny and oppression of those with whom it was our misfortune to be associated in govern ment, providential interference in our behalf, from the beginuing of the revolution up to the present period guiding us; in the paths" o victory,' and eustaiaing.us in the hour of diffi culty, when our own wisdom had failed us. has been so manifest and signal that I cannot but indulgu-'the cheering belief that the Great Dispenser .of all blessings will rstiircontiriue to prosper us in our future career; will be with us in all our trials and struggles,' and in the end enable us to rear such a political super structure, for the preservation of freedom as tyranny cannot shake and. time shall coiitinu ally strengthen. Let then the warm oblationso the heart be treely offered to that Divine Bern who hath thus fur conducted us -to glory and prosperity through1 so many trying" scenes and v. hi 1st We would supplicate a continuance ot his protecting goodness; let it be our , con stant study to demean ourselves individually and nationally in such manner as not to forfeit all claim to the munificence solieitod, by the selfishness of our motives or the folly of "our measures. l.i;vv;;.4',,;.;;..:':-i;; ..VNor should we, in the fullness of prosperity, foriret those irallant spirits whose, military skill and manly energies, under the guidance ot Providence, achieved our independence and laid the corner stone, or a young 'Republic, which we fondly hope may yet excel those nations which have arrived at maturity, in the purity of her institutionsand the stability of her t freedom. Whether the ;sons of the devolution have sealed their devotion to liber- ty hy the blood of martyrdom, or whether they still survive to participate in the fruits of their valor, it is equally our duty.'in justice to our o wn feelings, nnd as a bright example to those who are to come after us, to cherish the me mbry of the dead and to reward the virtues of the living; and by so doing refute the slander of our foes, and enforce the solemn truth that the generous and brave, who draw iij defence of Texas," may; rely with safety On the honor qf her government. i ? - .In the new sphere in which I shall soon be called to act, I trust I bring with me no feel ings unbecoming the first officer of a. free government: Nobler considerations than the gratification of selfish purposes and procrip tive passions must engage the executive atten tion."; 'We have peace to procure, the public credit to estahlish,.end the resources of our country to develope; These, and "similar, are the great concerns, which should engross the attention of every department of Government, and call forth the highest energies of enlight ened patriotism. But thev are not to bo at tained, fellow citizens, witla ut'uuion a.nongt the people, and without reciprocal confiJence between the public depositories of power. If distrust ana jealousy be allowed to take rot in the different departments- of Governmenf, and factiousdissensions spring up in the bosom of our present peaceful and united population, all the efforts of the patriot to advance ' the public" weal will. prove unavailing and abor tive; and the nation, instead of movinsr'on ward to that proud elevation that awaits her; must necessarily recede into 4 debased condition, and possibly sink into irretrievable ruin. .Am one who is ever ready to make a sacri fice ot all personal considerations to the na. turn's welfare, I entreat this enlightened as sembly to receive the renewed assurances of my fixed determination, . in the discharge t)f my official duties, to be euided solely bv the good of our common country; and, so far as uv nurnbie aoilittes will permit, fulfil the expectations of a generous and confidin? neoDle. - ? . Ths character of my administration may be anticipated in 'the domestic nature of our 2ov- ernment, ana peaceful habits or the people. Looking upon agriculture, commerce, and the useful arts, as .the true basis of all nations strength and glory, it will be my leading policy to' awaken into vigorous activity. I he wealth, talent j and enterprise of the counlrv: and, at the samtime, to Iny.the foundation of tnose higher institutions for moral and mental culture, without which no government, on democratic 'principles," can iprosDer.1 nor the peopie long preserve their liberties., 'rl v In, the manarrement ofour fureiwn intpr- course, I would rccommsnd that we deal iustlv wini an uatiuiis, aggressively to-- none; pre-servefriendly and amicable relations with such as may bo disposed to reciprocate the policy, and avoiding all protracted and perplexing n.arMB,i.A.n.,n. 1 t.. .-..-i merce' wherever it may be the interest Of our coumry to carry ine national nag. . : - . i reiernng peace, but not adverse to war, 1 Shall he ever ready to adiust alP difference ."ro;s,dt sr. 1'.'; ; prompt to adopt either, offensive or defensivo ..j... . . ... ' " . j upciaiiuns, as meir uiispusiiion ana our own safety may reuder necessary. L Unconscious ofany selfish jnfluepces which are HKeiy to draw me from the path of duty, I hope,iu the administration of our domestic dnmptii I anairs, to" recommend by mv examnlft th m .- ..." . ... - i spiritof iusticrilarul mtxWat nn in tiV. V. c se ofolficiiirfll,tinn- r- .Vi.." ' , uvoi.uv, iic- ferment upon the virtuoQs and intelliffent of . .. . 1 .a . i.iiifc, if j all parties who have the good of the country, . ' Mtm .1 aim nut uiciruwn apgranuizement, in view observe an equal, and ., impartial balance -"be. iween me xigiiLs. ciaims aua interests of eve rv rhtinf nT. Ain.uiw.ii;n. s . 1. t ith alJ-irttentional ly rrohK with nonejsus'- tin the freedom of the press, the purity"; of lections, the right of opinion, amt tl,e free- ,h BlJJrttonti.mnlln ...fc- I. lai elections, the riehl ot .opinion., and th dum aiKi sunctity -ot reninon; maintain the integrity and independence of the judiciary as ihe great dispensary of justice, and tlvecor. reietion of civil, criiuinal and. constitutional abuses; economize the puhlie resources; pro tect the frontiers; recommond eaualitv'of taxation, ourinoning none oi ine branches of . a.-. ...a j. . a a " . !ndTt8n7 SKt5rs di-oarage LJlJ J,ltfon' l.Jf nts, iuteirrity, ami sobriety, and support, with h.. coming' liberality,' all laudable and patriotic ' . . ! ..J-.J! '. . - . m . insiiuHioiwi iuumucu in reason ana tested by experience. -, - - ,-.. Above all tilings, my fellow-citizens. I shall feel it to be my imperious duty to execute the aws with jmpartialitymo guard - the public Era in st fraud; to hold every individual in an official station in strict accountability; and un der all circumstances and at every hazard, to laintam order and subordination within, and to- repel all - ao-pressions "from without. If feelings like these shall enimate my conduct, as I hope they will, and guide me through the lohs, Krj)iexuies, ana rsponsioiiii.ic3 my station', beneficial consequences cannot fail to flow to the public; and I shall find, in a quiet conscience and the smile ot a prosperous people, abundant remuneration for any suffer ings, either of body or mind, which I miy be doomed to encounter in the1: faithful perfor mance of duty.- ' - "i ' - i " As this is not the occasion for the txecu-- tive to offer his recommendatory councils for the action of Congress, I must of course pass by, tor the .present; the deelopement ot those measures by which I hone to carry out the cardinal principles of my administration. - iiciiner, unin uie iiixecuiive hbii ue insulted into office, tan he be supposed to possess the informal ion necessary to. be presented for me consideration ot .that body. , ai a per oa,. however, as early as practicable, l. shajl he pleased, irt compliance with trie requirements of the constitution, to unfold, at length my views of general policy, and suggest such n. course for legislative conduct as may seem .to me the most ssontial to an energetic and successful-direction of public affairs." - And this I shall do the more cheerfully 'rm the disposition which I see every" where manifested, both by the people and the co-ordina te depart ments jot (roveriiment. not on! v to sustaiu the Executive in ?whatever is just and judicious, but also -undersell circumstances to adhere withfidelity to the constitution of the coun try ;and to walk iff the-,light- ofv those ' great principles of national integrity, and honor, which constitute the pride and. glory of our young;republic, u . vS 1 here is, however, tmequestiou of the high est national concernment, on which I feel it a privklege and a , duty to address . myself to the great body of the people .themselves mean the annexation of : our; country, to the American Union. Notwithstanding, the al most unanimous voice of mV fellow-citizens, at one time, in favor of . the measure; and not withstanding ; the . decision of the: national Congress at its last session.: inhibiting, the Chief .Magistrate from withdrawing the rro- position at the cabinet' of Washington; yet still I hare never been able myself to perceive the policy ,of the desired connection, or dis cover in it any advantage! either civil, politi cal, or icommercia I, which could possibly result to lexas. Uut, on the contrary, a long train of consequences, of the most appalling char acter and magnitude, have never failed to present themselves whenever I have enter Ained the suhject, and forced upon my miml the un welcome.conviction" that the step 'once taken, would produce a lasting regret,' and ultimate ly prove as ; uisastrous to our . iiuerties , anc hopes as the triumphant sword of the enemy. And I say this from no irreverence to the char acter and institutions of my native country,' whose we. tare I have ever desired and co stil desire above any individual happiness; But a deep and abiding gratitude to tlie people of l exas. as well as a fervent devotion to those sacred principles of government whose defence invited me to this country, compel me to say that however strong may be my attachment to the parent land, the land of my adoption must claim my highest allegiance and affection; her glory and happiness - must be my paramount consideration; and I cannot allow myself to speak in any other than the language of freedom und frankness, on all; matters. involving her safety, dignity , and honor When I'reflect upon the invaluable rights which Texas wilt have to yield up with the surrender ot.hcr.independei.ee the right of making either war or peice the right of con- troiing the Indian tribes within her borders the right of appropriating her public domain to the purposes of education and internal im provement of levying her own taxs regu-latig her own commerce and forming her own alliances and treaties--when I view her di- vested of the most essential attributes of free government; reduced to the level of on unfelt fraction ofa giant power, or perad venture di- iut-u into ici i iLoriui uisincis; wun governors ana juoges, and excise men, appointed from abroad, to administer. In ws, which, she had no adequate voice in enact ing arid to gather imposts for the benefit of thosa whoVlevy them; when I look upon her, as she soon will be, the cornucopia of the world, pouring her abun dant treasures into' the' lap of another neoole than her own a tributary vassal to remote and uncongenial', communities,1 .communities as wiJely separated from her i;i pursuitSiis in distance, who are known to he onnosfil tnhpr peculiar and esenti.il interests and who are daily sending forth their demmcialionsagainsfc her from the fire side, the puluit. and the'eoun- ci.li chamber; and when I bear in mind that all tins sacrifice of right and dignity and charac ter is to be made, for what?-for the "rri vile of going in to a union in which she carries'- wealth without proportionate, influence for thy glory Of -identify ing her fortunes with" a government in which a large portion rf tne inhabitants are alarmed for the safe'y of the yery institutions upon which' her own' hopes of happiness are based; a government embra cing; conflicting interests and irreconcilable prejudices, with lasting, causes of domestic quarrel, where Texas can hope for nothing but a participation in the strifes that distract the public councils, &, after passing throun-h inauv throes and convulsions be the means oerhans of producing or accelerating aVi a.wful . catastrophe, which none could be more ready-to a-vert or sincerely deplore than herself when I-reflect upon these the inevitable and fatal consequences of the proposed connexion', and men turn irom me oarK and dreary picture to ine couicmpiauun or ine nigh destiny that a-waits ocroountry; the great orosneritv which lies within her attainment if she will but ap -preciate her natural advantages, and not part with the right of developing mid cohtrollinn- her incalculable resources: when I "view her vast extent ot territory; stretching f.hm the oabine to the iacihc and awayto the1 Southwest as far as the obstinacy of the onumv mav render it necessary for the sword to mark the boundary; embracing the most delightful cli- ,,uja Jt:a ih a state ot high cultivation ann h cultivation and improvement- her mountains', of mint-raVJ yielding their -vast treasures to the touch of I inuusiry; ner luxuriant Pasture HV,- artth bocks -ana neras, and her wide -fields ' whiten- "ff - 5 - ift.". - tiijSd. uuu ui wincri snecan have no r vah w5th th whole woi Id for hermarkwf v,,.: der the:noDle purposes to which th and exhaustless wealth may be , applied, Jn a- Vwi unu ucauuiyuinr trie i- countryf providing for its safety 'and defence. Ktifnlions fur lliaon.,.. c . i.'.1?: , Und thA ,f,!. ,;n i .i. ' .7:. . V fe : i .v.,.v.s. utuau ui vin.iif kiuiw pn(rn Z V" 7. .Z' l" "ie uoUryi; eVery T". ' . . "uu,,c' Pe.ac.e' P'enty and pro- icuiiuu, uuu wuen in addition to thpsp tr or- ious and ffrand results T h-J t".,?M ,11 the important improvements'which sh will h w - . -" . -' 1 m. awn Oblll IUI Llll 1 I.U able to devise in government, and to the entire revomuon-wnich ner examplein free trade w i i i eneci i n the torn me rc t,f othr- .if inn a " . -""'mhkiwu, uuiw na restrictions - and -pJacinff, it" orf grounds of. equitable reciprocity, all will as certainly flow from rh maint ".. - WiraiUUlJI. OI Uiriil the ; high of which ly flow from the her present independent position as the sun courses thejicavens. When I reflect nnnii xhesO'Vast and momentous 'rons?tmnncpe fatal to liberty n the one hand, and so fraught wjiu HoiiuiiicM anu eiorv on tneorher: i jn. noL resaru ine . i.i " . ' annexation of Texas frt iIia grave of aHieV hoif iJS ness, and if, contrary t0 the present aspect of a mprirn n i j mrm an nn.. i: u. . i. .1 . ntrarv to thn . nrnsent narwrt nf auaira, m uuiaigamation shall -Hereafter take place,'I shall feel that the blood of our martyred heroes had been shed in vainthat we had riven the chains of Mexican despotism only to fetter oar country -with more-indissoluble if , .1 , . . r oonas, ana tnat a young Republic just rising into high distinction among the nations of the that earth. had been swallowed up and lost like a proud bark in a devouring vortex." ". ' That the people of Texas should have been in favor of Annexation at the time their votes were given on the question, is not a matter of surprise;' when we consider the then existing condition'of the country. She was left after the battle of-Sun Jacinto,; feeble and exhausted; withouV means and without credit; her settlements broken rup; her villages ' desolated by ruthless invasion; and amidst all threatened in her defeiiceless situation with the return of the foe, and a renewal of the sad calamities of war.v Under such a state of things, no wonder that the people, harrassed and almost ruined, bleeding with present wounds and apprehend- ng a farther accumulation ot. ills, should be kvvilling'tp'purchase momentary security by a surrender of their National Independence. Perhaps there was wisdom in the choice; but l am Iree to confess that evan at that time, amidst the darkest period of our, countrs's history, I "never despaired of the 'Republic, but with unshaken confidence in the strength of our cause, and -a- full knowledge of what the energies of a free and determined people were capable of achieving, I rais:ed my feeble voice against -.the- sacrifice which .we were aLout'to make, -without any reterenee to the diiticulties of the moment; and with an eye exclusively directed to .the future glory of the nation, and permanent prosperity and happi hess of all. ' """st v' . -v-: . But these imposing considerations which at One time rendered the proposed political con nection seemingly desirable have lost their validity . and force; indeed they .exist no long er. -Our desolated plains have become green meadows and luxuriant-fields. , Where the iron car of war rolled with destroying ener gy the ploughshare of' the husbandman is driven in peace and safety; and instead of a sparse and suffering population, weighed down with poverty ard blighted hopes,, we behold a powerful and prosperous people, daily increas ing in wealth and numbers, happy in their present possessions and looking forward to still higher and more glorious results, a Invasion too, has lost its terrors. Conscious of our own strength, , we know very well that the enemy has greater reason to apprenena danger trorn us, than we from him.-., A. change has come over the aspect of "our affairs. jWe have risen from our prostration with redoubled energies. And shall we now," in the midst of glorious hopes and increasing vigor, persevere in suicidal policy, originally founded in necessity rather than in choice! Would it not be far better for us since the reasons which influ enced our former verd'et can htfve no further application, to reconsider that verdict, and on good and valid shewing, reverse the judgment! t ' Never was a people so favorably situated as we are, for the establishment of a wise and happy ' government. - AVe have already laid the ground work successfully and well; and it is only necessary now,-that we pay proper attention to the strength, and symmetry of the superstructure. .- As in the natural sciences, discoveries are daily being made; so in the art ot good government, the great teacher, lime, is continually suggesting new, and important changes ' which, as a wise people, we should be ever ready auvisedly to adopt, undeterred by the dread of innovation; and with consci ous rectitude tor our. guide, move boldly on ward in the rapid march of improvement, and keep pace with the progress of successful experiment, : The American constitution is cer tainly -the highest effort of political-wisdom', and approaches more nearly to perfection than any other social compact for the government "of man; yet a fair trial of fifty years has detected in that sacfed chart many serious and alarming errors, .which if we. will but wisely avoid, at the same time adopting its favorable features 'and availing; ourselves .of all the lights of modern experience, we shall soon be able to devise and perfect a system of our own which shall surpass its model as far as that has excelled all others. . To achieve this deirable er.d, we must turn to the great volume of history that lies' open before us, and profit by the lessons it, teaches. . We. may gather from its faithful records, not only a knowledge of what has been tested by other nations, and found to be practically beneficial or pernicious; but we may be taught the more usoiemn and important truth." that the instabi Jity of governments has not resulted from any. thing inherent in the nature of human instil tuiions to flourish and decay like the vegetable kingdom bu- from the fact that all, with the. exception of th.eAmerican Constitution, have been the result of chance, vice and rapacity, instead of being fashioned by reflection, and ' based upon the solid grounds of private integrity ; and public morals.. The principles of virtue and justice: are unchangeable and indestructible, and the government which. shall be reared upon the one and administered upon the other, cannot fail to be an eternal bulwark to. the rights of. man. , "' , ', . VThc founding of a government upon n written compact, between. the people and their ru lers, is certainly .a'; wise invention. By cir; cumscribing tho boundaries of power, it deprives ambition of the means of misrule. Its chief excellence, however, consists in the'eon-fidence and safety which every individual must feel in the enjoyment of his rights under a tenure of his own selection; He holds them hot by the uncertain; dictum of an arbitrary potentate or privileged order. of men, but by the virtue of ajiigh instrument, the standard of all rule and law, adopted by the special servants' of the people and - Clearly defined, approved ar.d ratified by a" whole community.- But wnat would it avail a people, fellow citi zens, though they embody in their constitution the wisest- provisions and the most' sal utarv doctrines, if they should be vvanting in -"the necessary firmness and patnotisnr to resoect and obey them! It is obvious that the ad van-, tages of such a system must rest uoon a faith ful compliance of all. parties 1 with, the terms of the compact. "If the people at large, and the different departments of government shall adhere with fidelity to its letter and its spirit j the nation will Je uble to preserve its freedom, happiness and independence. ; But if, on the contrary, cither the people or the public functionaries, unmindful of their obligations toils authority, shall suffer themselves tabo hurried by the violence of baneful passions, or be seduced by the selfish suggestions of a temporary and narrow. minded policy into a violation of its solemn injunctions, the inevitable consequences will be, the Joss of public credit, tbo destruction of private confidence, and the sub version ot all order,: morality and safety; now important it is, then, to shield and protect the sacred charter pfour liberties, alike from all encroach mentsV. whether made bv the dm pie them3elves,'or by those entrusted with official stations. There is; a proneness in the nature of 'man to overleap the barrier that stands in "the way of his selfish .desires." "As iiiuiviuuuis, wu arw resirameuirom tne viola i 1 Ti ' ... . -v . yyu v, tlWs, oy we rear or punishment;' hut as communities, we havo nothing to with hold us frpm an infringement of the constitu tion, except - that high :, morality 4-and honest pride "which make the, virtuous and enlightened bosom Jeel that its country's honor i 1t own,"?. Hence I- deem, it the first duty: of a. pa triot j'and the highest5 evidence of patriotism to cherish and respect the constitution of his ; Nor can I conceive op a' more - dangerous enemy to liberty than the' popular" chiaKwhr shall discard its authority,-, under the hollow pretext. that he is. acting for .the goodof the people. , No reasons of state' policy nor - pre tended exigencies can justify, its violation'-Under any and all. circumstances, it inft.L dethronemeotisthe A.i.tVn-.'tn.i Y.:::. uwina oy i uti... vrwv,wl.wM. U3 (Jner n0 violence to 1 SV 11$ precepts unu restrictions. , faPt ti hn,'t the supremacy of its- authority r.nt 'i t, cloud bv day and our nitlaivnf fi h n... - , Having all confidence in the disposition and ability of our country to sustain itself from all mvasiuiis oi iw enemies, and fully satisfied thTEe co-operation of an enlightened tnvj patriotic ueonle. in whatever may be necessary forTtiTe gSt preservation oi nuui """jj"1' uu.ni it only remains for me to pledge myself, under the solemn requirements of tho ConstitufionJ to a faithful fulfilment of my official duties. , : . - MIRABEAU B. LAMAR. Houston, December !0th, 183S. - : . L m ' . 1 !n4Atii i.l linnA. A DMINlSlTt ATOR'S NOTICE. The under signed. Adm'r of the Estate of the late Mni Louisa R. MortonJjereby gives notice, that at the jifext January term Vf the Probate Court of Adams county, h'e'wili present his final Account for settle ment and allowance, w jutiDt tt.fctt, Aom r Natchez, Dec 23, '38. .dl- w4- COTTON LAND AND NEGROES AT PUB- rmllK flnbsnribers Deuisr Uesiroua. to-close their JL connection in the culture of Cotton, will offer for sale, on the prennsen, on,iuesay, the .15ta .ol J-tnimrv next, to the highest bidder, their planta tion on Honey Is!and,-liolmescouhty, Mississippi, three miles tromr the town-ot 1 chula, containing 640 acres 400 of which are tinder fence and in culti- VHtlOIl, Willi a vtiii, j.&iii., ttvuai d w.- resuccts quality and location, the land is not aur- pas-ed by any on the Yazoo river. Also, 23 likely nfp'imntfid neerroes. consisting of men. wnmen,iJoys eiui -orir s none- CAtreuiuK v rvwnui oic uwui ... I A fin tn.M rwA. nliili. f 300 bUShSlS 01 Corn UOrsca, iiiuitn. wisc mw. ui hogs and cattle, among whica there- are soma nne rnilchcow!, 3yoKeot oxen, i g.ou waguuuuu.wui UIU uicimioxi -i-- : :.i - i-.f if . Terms of Sale-rop tue iana, one tmru oi uie purchase money in hand, the balance in two equal f Fnr the nerroea.. stock, corn. and farming utehMls, a credit of twelve months, the purchaser giving-- wna wiiu: appruveu ectuiii Any person wisning to eiaiiu am viujv""""- the Sdiecan od sj Dy applying tumw., u"j &. Co., Tchula; or om of the parties on the place CALEB VVORWEY, LLtWD WAR FIELD, -SAMUEL THEOBALD. dec 13 - dtwS ntOR SAL15 A valuable tract of Land 5t miles 1L t-om Natchez, on the Liberty r-Kod.; "i A ..tie; cripiion is deemed unnecessary aa persons wishing to Durchase will examine s for s themselves.-:1. For term?, which will be liberal, apply on the. premises Mount Carmel, Dec. 12 tii-w2 . . .. . lOOR SALE. Two, valuable Servant for sale IT bv the subscriber one a eood carpenter, car riage driver, &c.f possessing fine qualities; the other a superior house woman, ,ieing a hrst Tate coos washer, ironer and seamstress. - . - - - - -.: - dec 14-50wtf- . W. J. FERGUSON." TtTOTICE -Letters inf adminisuation havintrbeen ivl .granted to the undersigned on the estate of the late Jsaran uox, deceasea, oy.,ih3 Honora:ie. rro-bate 'Court of Adams county, at the November term. 1833. ' Therefore all persons indebted to f aid estate, are .requested to come forward and settle immediately; and all persons having claims against Baiu estate, will prescnuiran wuum uie unic pre scribed by law, or theywill be foreyt'r barred. - - jutiiN UAZ.tiir, Attorney in iact; .- dec 13-d2-50w6 for James Cotton, administrator. j ; , TREMONT HOUSE, :,. v Cornrr of Main and Wall Streets. . JOHN R. WELLS respectfully informs his friends and the tra veiling public, thar this old and well known Establishment has lately been re paired and re fitted with new furniture, &.?.,. and assures all those who may visit the Tremont House. that every variety usual in Houses of Enter.'aioment will be kept in readiness, both day and night. 4" " . . Attached to this House is one of the largest and most commodious Stables in the State, capable of accommodating near 300 horses '; ' " " i:' . ' J. R, W. assures all who may give him a call that they will find hisserTants attentive as well as polite, and the kar-keepers and managers every way qualified to make those who patronize the Tremont House feel as if "perfectly at home." He hopes that travellers and citizens will-: divide with him the large share -of patronage nowr known to exist in thecity. " - . . . .. dec 12 dlm-w2m ERANDY AND .WINEST 5 PIPES "Oiard" Hrandy, 5 do Champagne do, 10 quarter casks Sherry Wine, 5 do Madeira, 12 boxes superior old Sherry Wine for sale bv . ; - JC. G. DAHLGREN & CO.. . dec 11 w Corner Main street and Broadway ; j State f Mississippi, Probate Court, November vjeherson County.- v- ierm, inx. rtpiO all persons interested in the lands, tenements JL and hceditaments of John Pickens, deceased. greeting:-You are hereby cited to appear at the next January term of "this court, at a regular, term thereof, to be hoiden at the Court House, in and lor said county, and shew cause if any you have or can. i why the lands ot said deceased snoui a not oeseia. . Witness, ttfc Hon. John M. Whitney, Judge l LrS. of Probate of Jefferson Couno the fourth I - : Monday in November, A. D. JiS. : ' issued the 28th November, A. L. ltssv. , k nov 30 dlw6 ; . ,C. T ,MILE3, Clerk. - ADMIN ISTKATOR'S NOTICE. The State of Mississippi, 1 Adams County. j ft EFTERS of Administration on the estate of KLi Francis Voveliadec'd, having been granted to the undersigned by the Prolate Court of the Countyaforesaid. on the 26th day of November, A.' JJ. 1833, those indebted to the said estate are therefore required to make immediate payment, otherwise they will be proceeded, affainst toy' due cours of law; and those having claims against said estate ars required to present said cla'msduly authentica ted within the time prescribed- by law, or they will be forever barred. - - - ' WILLIAM VANCAMPEN, Adm'r.. dso7df-w5 By WM. S. PURDUE, Agent.- ., A'; BARGAIN. Wanted to -sell, fro-n 130 to 330 XJlL acres of choice Land near Natchez with ood improvements, a portion cleared, the balance. well timbered. Enquire of v ; W M.- FERRIDAY. nov 30 dfi-w3 ' - . v - - MTOTICE.-rAll persons who .have claims against VOl the estate of the late Timothy P. Brad ish will present the same within the time prescribed by law; and those wh i are indebted to the estate will make payment to the undersigned. - ' ' , - , , . , -STEPJiEN DUNCAN, Adm'r , nov 24 dfr-48w4 - . of T. P. Badish.dec'd. T1 HE undersigned Administrator o! the Estate of William Leemon dee'd. will Drcsnnt his nr.. count of administration, to tho honorable the Pro bate Court of Adams County; on the 4th Monday of January next; for final settlement and allowance - nov: 28 48wfi rf , - B. R.GXAYSON. ' z TClXEC UTORS NQTICE.- -The undersigned ai JlJi'aexecutors of the last will and . testament V i Solomon Newman;1 deceased.will at the Marrli Term, 1839, of -the Probate Court of. the County of rranKnn present tneir accounts tor anal mtlement and allowance. - - . t " MARY- ANN NEWMAN Executrix - JOHN M." NEWMAN, Executor. -- nov 23 48wft - , - - ffll GIN STANDS. GIN SAWS &GRATES JJL HE subscribers,agents for the BraintrceManu facturinsr Comoanv, have conatantlv nn hnnH n. SrAsros, right and left hand motion, from 45 to 65 ibawa, uis bAWSot various sizes, and Grates. . - - . w. & R. FERRIDAY & CP julyl4-28wl2m . .-j-i,-", TEN DOLLARS REWARD. - EFT plantation on which 1 reside, on Friday jmm juuiiiiiig, im cnu . oepiemoeri' a - negro ooy about 15 years old, on a sorrel mare, with blaze fare to look for two mules. Nothing has been heard of tne . ooy or mare, except that he was- t-een ahe dav aivctyasoiu vy weu, namcg DriCK vara. Anv fcioum giving iwiviiiuiiont so iiiai i can cet mm iuau OU.-11UH HiaiimilOfl' ' .... v?' ? w Oct8-41-dlwtf . SAMLI P. GOSSIN mTOTICE. All persons indebted to the estate o! 1M .Richard Biatchford, deceased, are required to inttB.e pnyuKjiu 10 ine undersigned; and those 'hav. ins claims aerainst said estate will timwnt ,him Hi,- l u"sn"caiea wimin tne time presenbed fey law. w 1 : a HS41n,'r'- decldl-w6 , -( oe noma non with tim wi nn..)-;- T AS committed to the Jail of -Adams County Jri$WWny,fy :-i,i,wgni.jira caning ms name Jim. and says he belongs to Doct Powell of Georgia, and has been employed on the Puhllc- wni-Wfi r,k 'if o?i negro is a leet inches' high, of a DiacK' colour, larire whiskem. hnA IO '.L.. -c. - t , .. . . u,u . r lMinnu aoout 40 years of are. his hair Ms commenced ;d turngrayi The owneuof the above described i sjrro is reqiiest 2 ff 7'.,", w , lu costs ana take him away ' - 8 B STUTSON. , oct6-dli41wtf -Jailor.' TTTYT AS Committed to ihe jail of Adams County d Ji " rnaway, july 20thl838, by Wfti. S, ruraue, lsq.va. negroman calling his name Davy and says he belongs to Henry Brickie, on Aha Yazoo river saidbov is s feet innhoa hitrh r . hi..u color blackwool: has white linsey pants, coarse cotton Blurt; has. whiskerti, thick, sett, and about- 50 vearso d. ."."- - ; The owner of the above described i quested to comply with the law, paycostsan'd take ' July 84 di 30wtf V - - ' . j..-uuuii n name Alfred T l? t y v "'"."P lo Mr. Brooks, ol iviemDQis l ennessee., said nptrm x ro ; u high, of a Mit black color, jabout 40 years of age, .,',y.M.H..o luujs iwaru, naq on a pair ot blue casmctt pants, old cotton shirt, and black hat, had a aiaaaa.il VUIIUIO UI A.1UV11U9 WilO mm. ' " " '"''' y 'The owner of the above described negro is requested to comply with tha laws and. pa coot and lak him away, . . . S. B. STUTSON, 'octSldlwtf. r. . . Jailor. .. - . rf (Ha hta - WB W ill anu iiBiamvuftv ceasea, wui presenj n . nf Ad . -aa . I . .. mm aAaTIIOr fssid Instate, to tne nonoraoict ner f.. - County, on the fourth Monday of January next, lor t niiai SOlllClHClll BUU ailUW'"-' iventf . nov 29 43w5 : i li. ICois- LV, , -j-rw?. 1 -.TtIS ,r:it Koartltl fit A the.uction store of F, H. .Dolbeare & Co . on the th day of January next, tne peryou, Richird Biatchford, deceased, coiwwting ot I W and Cart, Carpenters Tooli and Household urni- ., '. ,de bonis non with the will annexed ; dee 1 dl-w4. a ,e rjy -' , ," . WjOTICE.-Sixty days from date,- we ahall ap- s i ply to the President and Directors of the Commercial Bank of Natchez, for a renewal of Scnpf No; 327, for ten shares of the capital stock of aaid Bank ($20 on each share paid in,) issued in favor of Josiah Newman the Oth of April, 1836 which has been lost or mislaid. Alcn Fit renewal of .ScriDi-No. 377. for ten shares in said Bank; $20 on each share paid inj i- eued iii favor of John itone; Jr., the 27 tb April, 1836. which.has alsq been lost or mislaid. , doc 5dl-w!j. ,.J. tl a' fx. p. dlui TSTRTM', CURTIS3, Commission Merchant, No ? 4 4 Camp Street, New Orleans. . . DC' 4dl 40w-3m. . . . F-. . . r. . AGENCY. . finHE undersigned having beea appointed Agent . SUaMhis Port for Messrs. Barino. Brothem St Co.is prepared to make advances upon oouons 10 the coasitnment oi tneir nouse n uwrpwu -UelerencU. K. fliarsnau. rq-- - - - -. . LOVELl, FOLLETT, . nov-23d4-48w4 - " - City Hotel. (KjTRAYED or STOLEN from theprembtof the Jsubscriber, near Washington, about the at inst. a small; compact,- weH-made SORREL MARE, about 5 or 6 years old; has a small star in her foe head, tolerable. heavy mam and tail, paces qun short, and was not shod ' - Any person giving me' informaaon of her, so that I eet her, or who will return her to me, shall be Lb- erili rewardixl. .;.4'Wn ? -1 - ilL" nov 54b w . a. ? - An n ti ai w. - , DANCING SCHOOl. : . , ' If ' C?. BOND most respectfully gives notice to hia V friends and patrons, that his school will be open onTuesdayaand Saturdays, during the terrd F two months from 4th of December, (Tuesday) those who wish to attend will please attend on those days, hours of attendance and terms of tuition as berate-fore, Room Mechanics Hall .:.-. - - Iadies or Gentlemen wishing to receive waltang , lessons.can do so either kti the Hall or their dwellingsA few more gentlemen can jott iha evening class by immediate application.;.1 -; Natchez, no29d3wa 3 -, ' . ; FIFTY DOLLARS- REWARD.- KAN AWAY from the suliscriber on Col. A. U Bingatoanls H. Hall plantation, about the 25th of July iast , a-wegro boy, bout 20 years old, by the Pame ofAibertaboui 5 feet 6or 8 inches WgPidjf cotnplexionjqtiicfc.'spokenr-has a sear on biieu '- cheek, no otbr marks recidjected.. ' The above bey , was purcliased in company wiih his brother Stephen, , from Messrs Li Hard & Slaughter, about 13 montba ago., Nothing has been heard of bim since he left. Any person. giving information, so that I can get him, shall receive the reward of fifty dollars. : . Oct8dlwtf . : SAML. P. GOSSIP : .' " notice. - - ' - ' fmHE lindersigtied Commissioners, appointed by. f' Uth Pmhntft-Court of Adams Couutv. to re ceive and examine ihe claimsof ths creditors of Elijah Bell,dec'd,-whose estate is reported insolvent,', will meet at tho office of Eustis & Baldwin, in- tha Cityof -Natchexon the fourth Tuesday in every month for six months, to attend the creditors for securing and examining their claims. . " . , - ' " robt.. Patterson;; - TH03 ARM AT, . npy 6 d64tw6mo " 11, S: EUSTIS, - VALUABLE COTTON LAND FOB. SAL IN ARKANSAS. B1 Y nrtaeoCa decree ef the Circuit Court of Jet ' ferson county: ;the jundersigncd will offer a- - public. sale at the door of the -house where the ; Courts are hoiden in the town of Pine Bluff, Jeffer- v son county, 1798 acres and 34-100 of an acre , cf Htm most valuable-Arkansas landsituate on the South" bank of the Arkansas River; about S milea below PineBlulT.civineafronton the river of over thra miles. Said lands include that tract so well knrwn to persons passing the River as the Scull JUsfr, ana contiguous iractions equally gooa, mnrtnaafi - x .:: Arkansas, and sot surpassei inthect-- uir, t - ' ' soil bv anv other lands in thLij irf 1 aalitjr t6- s the United States. X; -V V Tha aalA will talcVrTln.. . of February next, between A M. and 3oc'ock.P. Mr " Terms Cn? fourth cash, iim stalments. at 6, 12 and 18 months credit. - and a lien on the land to secure the payroenta, wil be required of the purchaser. - . ; . .! The above described property Jbe'ongs to the tate of the late George G. M 'Kinney, deceased, which will be sold to satisfy the debts of said estata. . v - . T FARRELLY, Commissioner,, ' OctoW20, 1838. , . ' rihnwa Tune.' nov 15dl-wl2 -Vv':-! r.-- .- : A DMINISTRATOR'S SALE By virtueof an J9m. order ot tho honorable Probate Court of Adams county, Mississippi, granted at the May terra, 1838, the undersigned, adminiatrator of John M.. Biatchford. late o stud county, deceased, will sail at pobiicsale, at the auction house of Jac6Soria&. Co. in thecity of Natchen Mon.tarrtheTtaday ot January, 1839, the followlldoibed real estau of the said deceased, to-wit: titand parcel of Ground, situate, lying and being in wr"id city of Natchez, being the South half ol lot num sauare twcntv-ertrlit. uoon the . Diat ot fw fronting eighty feet on Kan kin street, and runn,. back one hundred and sixty feet, the Northern bona- . dary of said lot and parcel of land being the South- era line of the lot, owned by .Bruin and Diekjaaoa. The aforesaid. lot. being the came lot and parceTof land heretofore con veyed to the said John M. Slatch- forddeceased, by Thomas MeDannold and wile by " deed, dated 18th December, 1835, and by Brain and Dickinson by deed, dated 30th June, 1836. Tb said lot .is to?b. sold with, a reservition of twenty feet of the. sa me, fronting ort Ranlin street, adjoining the line of Bruin and Dickinson, and running back the entire depth of said lot, for five year from too -24th day of November, 1835. , - -vfTerms of sale will be on a credif of tMlra months from the day of sale; pun haser giving boad with satialactory security, according to Taw. -.- ." LEVIN PATTEKSON,' -' Administrator eum-testantento ansuxo of John M Biatchrord, deceased.- , f v nov 29 -d I 48w6 ' .' TOTICEWhereas, letters Testamentary .on uwwww u jauies uaicoai,Qec'a was granted to th undersigned, at the November Term of th Probate .Court of Franklin Connty, all persona indebted to the estate of said James Calcoat, aro re-quested to make immediate payment; and all per-sons having claims ag-inst said estate ate requested to present them within- the time limited by law, or they will be forever deba rei. - - . t -. - ' : , r , is: - NATHAN SMITH, r " -a nA : ' : ROBERT ALLEN, ' dec20dl51w4 Exscmiors. VALUABLE, RE AX ESTATE FORSAIjE - Au PEASANT, and desirable Residence for a " U: tmall Family, situated in the most healthy aad pleasant part of ';. this City, and in every respect wll adapted to the wants and advantagesof a merchant or other business man. 4eing located in a central' v part of . Natchez aud being only a short walk toei" therof the Churches. ; V'-. . ' r- -v- - Also A Snlendid anil vprvrfnnnValM TlmAmiuH ' situated in tne most health nun nf Natt-Jw ! commanding a splendid view of the whole City i and of the surrounding country, and ia by far pro-lerableasa private residence to any other in-this . City. vl he dwelling is two Btories high, with four- -teen large and airv room,. Attili a. ...r iiw. finest Gardens and two Imm C accommodations too numeroua to mention, i T x or terrns, which will hemadA mnAtm ; -.in. pprtion to the present times,) and other particaUmi, " enqu.repf , y. H. DOLBEARfi&CO. fnSned-commisaionera appointed by JU. tilB Probate- Hnnrtnf ....-r. and examine the claims of the cidit.m f ik M. Roes deceased ..whose estate- is imorted ,'nl. vant,' will -meet at the, office of Montgomery and poyl. in tneciivof Nurhc. ni,. fJ?....u k . day tn every month, for six month, to attend tha creditors, for securing and examining lheir claims. JACOB E. VANHOSAEN,- v'N . SAML.SBOYP. -pt645w6m , - v otica ia estate of i . signed administrator of said estate, will on Satar-H' the aixth day of the January term. 1839, of the . vuU1 1 oi Aaama uounty, state ot Missis-wppi, present , a final account of Jin. administration I?n .J?tAte for aetUement ahdallowanco. dec 21-dl-52w3 - jOHN r, WELLS GyA RDIANS NOTICENotice is hereby gir-. n, ibai the undersigned, guardian of tha per- sons and estates of amuel XV. Dunhar. and Ann , D. nbar.wrll at the January Term 1839 of the Pro-.U.r,i ffiAc,ams County, Stkte of Mississippi, present her final accounts of the estate of said wards, for settlement and allowance. - ' -dec 18dl.j,lw4 . E. B. DUNBAR. TJ0!1 ? There will be a meeting of the Bo-d day in January, (or th purpose of taking into consideration the condition of the Jai of said counnr. - .. . . . 7- A DMINlSTJflATOR'S .NOTICE N niTE2K Flv?n the creditors of the Kxtorre w "TIa.i., i .li. Kieinopra im. .. ...i..i i . the businesa wiHTeqmre a full hoard to act on RlT. v i. fV't COVINGTON, rE 1 Natchez, Dcc.JT dl3, 3. . y .et ' 1 Li k 1 - IS A- w. i 15 J

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