IEWS & PLANTERS’ GAZETTE.
D.. COTTINW, Editor.
No. 16.— NEW SERIES.]
NEWS & PLANTERS’ GAZETTE.
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Sales of Land and Negroes by Executors, Ad
ministrators, and Guardians, are required by law,
to be advertised, in a public Gazette, sixty days
’ previous to the day of 6ale.
The sales of Personal Property must be adver
tised in like manner, forty days.
Notice to Debtors and Creditors of an Estate
must be published forty days.
Notice that application will be made to the
Court of Ordinary, for leave to sell Land or Ne
groes, must be published weekly for four months;
notice that application will be made for Letters of
Administration, must be published thirty days;
and Letters of Dismission, six months.
THE FOLLOWING GENTLEMEN WILL FORWARD THE
NAMF.S OF ANY WHO MAY WISH TO SUIISCIiIEE :
J. T. ts- fir. 11. Wooten,\ .4. D. Stalham, Diuiburg,
Mallorysville, IS. I''. Tatom, Lincoln-
Felix G. Edwards, Pc- ton,
fersburg, Elbert, O. A. Lockett, Crawford-
Gen. Grier, llaytown, ville,
Taliaferro, W. Davenport, Lexing-
James Bell, I’owelton, ton,
Hancock, .S'. ./. Bush, Irvington,
Wm. B. Nelms , Elber-| Wilkinson,
ton, I Dr. Cain, Cambridge,
John A. Simmims, Go-| Abbeville District,
shen, Lincoln, I South Carolina.
POST OFFICE, )
Washington, Ga., Dec. 10, 1840. \
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday’, at 5, A. M.
Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday’, at 12, M.
Sunday, Wednesday, and Friday, at 8, A. M.
Monday, Wednesday, aud Friday, at 11, A. M.
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, at. 11, A. M.
Sunday,’ Wednosflhy, and Friday, at 8, A. M.
Sunday and Wednesday, at 9, A. M.
Sunday and Wednesday, at 9, A. M.
ARRIVES. - CLOSES.
Thursday, at 8, P. M. | Thursday, at 9, P. M.
Friday, at 12, M. | Friday, at 12, M.
03” We are authorized to announce Mr.
J. C. WILLIAMSON as a Candidate, at the
election in January next, for RECEIVER
and TAX COLLECTOR for the County of
Wilkes.—Oct. 1. (5) ts.
03“ We are authorized to announce
Major JAMES 0. LANDERS, a Candi
date for RECEIVER and TAX COL
LECTOR for Wilkes County, at the elec
tion in January next.— Sept. 17. (0) ts.
03“ We are authorized to announce
EPHRAIM BAILEY, Esq. as a Candi
date forItECEIVER and TAX COLLEC
TOR of Wilkes county, at the election in
December 10, 1840. 15— tde.
03“ We are authorized to announce W.
S. HOWARD, Esq. as a Candidate for
RECEIVER and TAX COLLECTOR of
Wilkes county, at the election in January
The Copartnership heretofore existing between
the’ subscribers, was dissolved on the first day ol
January, 1840, by mutual coosent.
The business will be continued in the name of
J. A. Jones. The patronage of former customers
is politely* requested.
J. A. JONES.
J. N. WINGFIELD.
Nov. 20. 3t 13
The NEGROES belonging to A. S. Hay, a
Minor, will be HIRED on Thursday the 31st
instant, in the Town of Washington. They
consist of Men, Women, Boys, Girls, and In
fants. A. S. WINGFIELD, Guardian.
December 10, 1840. 4t 15
dust Received ,
A few pieces, latest style,
PLAID BONNET RIBBONS,
of superior quality.
WILLIS & CALLAWAY.
Washington, Oct. 29. 9 ts.
WASHINGTON, (WILKES COUNTY, GA.,) DECEMBER 17, IS4O.
STATE OF GEORGIA, >
r rfrxteir>- Pursuant to a writ
vc~ n f Election, issued
j by his Excellency
the Governor, and to
m Ipfip/ T y us directed, requi-
MI . ring us to cause an
Yl Election to he held
M 011 MONDAY the
fourth (4) day of
Janttarv next, for one Representative in
the House of Representatives, of the Con
gress of the United States, to fill the va
cancy caused by the resignation of the Ho
norable WALTER T. COLQUITT—
We the Justices of the Inferior Court for
the county aforesaid, hereby give notice
that an Election will be held at the Court
House ill the town of Washington, and the
several precints in the county, and State
aforesaid, on Monday the fourth (4) day
of January next, for a Representative 10
fill the aforpsaid vacancy.
LEWIS S. BROWN, 1
THOMAS ANDERSON, S
WILLIAM POOL, !-
HEZEKIAH L. EMBRY, 0
JOHN T. WOOTTEN, *
December 10, 1840. 15—tde
GEORGIA, ) The Justices of the In-
Wilkes county. J ferior Court hereby give
Notice, that an ELECTION will be held a* tiie
Court-House and several Precincts, on the first
MONDAY IN JANUARY NEXT, for Justi
ces of the Inferior Court for said County, and at
the same time for Tax Collector and Receiver.
LEWIS S. BROWN, j
JOHN’ T. WOOTTEN,
H. L. EMBRY, f 3. I.*C.
THUS. ANDERSON, ,
December 10, 1840. 4t 15
Will be sold at the late residence of John
W. Jones, deceased, late of Wilkes
county, on Monday the 20th of January
next; all the
of said deceased, consisting of stock of hor
ses, Mules, Cows, Hogs, Household and
Kitchen furniture, Plantation tools, Corn,
Fodder, Wagon and Harness, Ox-cart and
Oxen, one fine Barouche, a quantity of
Pork, one good Gin and running gear,
and one set of Blacksmith’s tools.
At the same time and place, the Plan
tation will bo RENTED, and the NE
CHRISTOPHER BINNS, Adm’r.
December 10, 1840. 15—tds.
Will be sold at the late residence of Mat
thew Favor, deceased, in Wilkes coun
ty, on FRIDAY the Bth of January
next, all the
of said deceased, consisting of Corn, Fod
der, Oats, stock of HORSES, HOGS, &c.
Plantation Tools, Household and Kitchen
Furniture. Terms of sale made known
on the dav.
‘THOMAS PAVER, Adrn’r.
December 10, 1840. 15—tds,
NEGROES FOR SALE.
Will bo sold at the residence of the subscriber, on
the State Road, seven miles below Washing
ton, Wilkes county, on Saturday’, the 2nd of
January next, tothe highest bidder,
TEN or TWELVE likely NEGROES;
among which is a good wagoner and first-rate
field hand; a first-rate Cook, Washer and I
rouer : another good Cook and Field-hand ; some
very likely boy.-, girls, and children. The above
are Negroes “, good families, and can be well
recommended by all persons who know them.
Terms will be Cash, for a part of the Negroes,
and Notes payable twelve months after date, for
the balance. ‘ WILLIAM BARNETT.
Nov. 26. 4t 13
GEORGIA : Wilkes County.
JULY TERM, 1 840.
t|UIE petition of James 11. Spratlin, respect
■*- fully shevveth to the Court, that James Jones,
of said county, did, on the eighteenth day of May,
eighteen hundred and forty, for the purpose of bet
ter securing unto the said James 11. Spratlin the
payment of a note drawn by the said James
Jones, on the ninth ol May, anil year aforesaid,tor
one hundred aud fifty 52-100 dollars, and
payable to the said James 11. Spratlin one day
afterdate, mortgage unto the said James IL,the
tract or parcel of land lying and being in said
county, on the waters of Clark’s Creek, anu ad
joining lands of John C. Dodson, John T. VVoot-
Len, and others, containing sixty acres more or
less : And it appearing to the Court that the
note for the securing of whose payment the
said mortgage was given, has not been paid,
and the time at which said note aud mortgage
became due, lias long since expired, and that
the said James H. Spratlin prays that a Rule
Nisi may be granted for the foreclosure of the
Equity of redemption in and to the tract of land
so mortgaged as aforesaid,- and that the same
may be sold.
On motion, it is therefore ordered by the
Court, that unless the principle sum due ot one
hundred and fifty and 52-100 dollars, together
with interest, accrued and the cost thereon, shall
be paid into Court by the next Term of the Su
perior Court of said county, the Equity of Re
demption in and unto the said mortgaged premises
shall he forever barred and foreclosed, and the
said tract of land mortgaged as aforesaid be sold :
And it is further ordered, that this rule be pub
lished in one of the public gazettes of this State
once a month for four months, or served on the
mortgagor or his special agent, at least three
months previous to the sitting of the Court in
which the money is directed to be paid:
True copy from” the Minutes, 2d September,
1840. JOHN H. DYSON, Clerk.
[Nov. 12. 11. Continued from Indep. Press.]
PUBLISHED EVERY THURSDAY MORNING.
THE Subscribers are now receiving,
and intend to keep constantly on hand, a
general assortment of the best quality of
which they will furnish on as favorable
terms for CASH, as can be had in this
town. They have now on hand a stock of
the first quality ofSUGARS & COFFEE,
MOLASSES,LIQUORS of the best kinds,
CHEESE, CONFECTIONARIES, TO
BACCO, SEGARS, and every other ar
ticle usually kept in a Grocery. Purcha
sers would do well to call before purchas
JOHNSON & WATERHOUSE.
December 10, 1840. 15—ts
WAREHOUSE AND COMMISSION
R, B. WHITE,
riillE llYriv7toH.se is fire
-I- proof— eligibly located above
All Cotton consigned per Railroad, will
receive prompt attention.
September 3, 1840. (1)
05 s ” Look Here. X)}
BARGAINS ! BARGAINS ! !
fillHE Subscriber is now receiving and opening
a large Stock of Goods, purchased by him
self in New York, at reduced prices, which he
offers for cash at lower prices than ever bought
in this market.
His customers will be furnished on a credit as
usual, at very reduced prices.
Those who wish bargains, would do well to
call and examine his stock before purchasing
Tiie assortment is general, and comprises al
most every article usually kept in a Retail Dry
MARK A. LANE.
October 15, 1840. 7 ts.
FfflHE Subscriber respectfully informs the Citi
* zens of Wilkes county, that lie has located
himself at Major Johnson Norman’s, nine miles
west of Washington, where he will be happy to
serve all who may wish to have any thing done in
his line of business. All his work will be exe
cuted in the most neat, faithful, and fashionable
manner. The following are his cash prices :
Making first-rate Coat : : : : $6 00
Edging Do. : : : 3 00
Ditto, second quality : : : : 5 00
Ditto, third quality : : : : 4 00
Making Pantaloons or Vest : : 1 50
Ditto, Overcoat : : : : : 7 00
Cutting Coat ::::::: 50
Ditto, Pantaloons or Vest : : 25
lie will be thankful lor any custom in his busi
ness ; and as his prices are very low, he has de
termined to keep no books, and do altogether a
JOHN 11. RHODES.
September 14, 1840. (3) ts.
For Sale 9
THIRTEEN MILES FROM
ON THE LAGRANGE ROAD.
rrtHE Subscriber would sell low and upon ac
connnodating terms, a PLANTATION, 13
miles from Columbus, on the Lagrange road,
containing TWO HUNDRED ACRES of
LAND ; forty acres of which were cleared last
year. There are upon the premises a
good Dwelling House, and every ne
cessary outhouse ; and well supplied JJSiBIsP
with good water.
For further particulars, apply to
A. R. LYON.
October 8, 1840. (0) s.m.3m.
Sale o f Real Estate .
f|lllE Subscriber offers for sale a I’LANTA
'WON, thirteen miles from Columbus, on the
Lagrange road, containing THREE HUN
DRED and SIXTY ACRES of LAND; 130
acres in cultivation —100 of which is fresh.
There is upon this tract, every thing necessary to
a Plantation ; well watered, &c.
Further particulars are not necessary, as there
is a person on the premises who will take plea
sure in showing the above, to any one desirous
of examining them. N. B. LYON,
Beaver Dam, Wilkes County, Ga.
October 8, 1840. (6) s.m.3m.
Will be sold on Wednesday the oth day of
January next, at the late residence of James
Ridgway, deceased, in Elbert county, a part of
the perishable property belonging to the estate of
said deceased, consisting ot Horses, Cows, Sheep
Goats, one Road-wagon and geer, one Still, aud
many other articles not here mentioned. Terms
will be made known on the day of sale.
ROBERT C. RIDGWAY, Ex’r.
Nov. 16. 5t 13
Will be sold on the FIRST TUESDAY in
JANUARY next, at the Court House door in
Wilkes county, agreeable to an order of the
Hon. the Inferior Court of said county, while
sitting for ordinary purposes,
TWO LIKELY NEGRO MEN : one by
the name of Billy, an excellant Blacksmith,
and one by the name of Collin.
Sold as the property of Thomas C, Porter, de
ceased, for the benefit of the heirs and creditors
o! said estate. Terms will be made known on the
day pf sale. . - AUGUSTUS W. FLYNT,
Oct. 29,1840. 9 Administrator.
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Nov. 12, 1840. 11. ts.
On the First Tuesday in January, 1841, agree
able to tiie last will and testament of Thomas
Dallas, deceased, late of Lint on county, will lie
sold at the Court House door of said county,
SIX HUNDRED ACRES of LAND, more or
less, being and lying on the waters of Soap
Creek,adjoining lauds of Messrs. Guise,Merceer,
and Frazer. Terms made known on the day of
sale. WILLIAM DALLIS, Executor.
REBECCA DALLIS, Executrix.
Nov. 5, 1840. 10
Will be sold at Elberton, on the First Tuesday
in JANUARY next, between the usual hours
of sale, the follow ing property ; to wit,
ONE HUNDRED ACRES of LAND, more
or ipss, lying on Beaver Dam Creek, adjoining
Haley Butler and others. SotH asthe property
of Violetta Turman, deceased, for the benefit ot
the heirs ami creditors.
WILLIAM PULLIAM, ) Adminis-
THOMAS J. TURMAN, j trators.
Nov. 5, 1840. 10_ in 2m
Will be sold on WEDNESDAY the 13th
day of January next, at the residence ol
John T. Dent, deceased, late of Wilkes
county, all the
belonging to the estate of said deceased—
consisting ofCORN, FODDER, HOUSE
HOLD and KITCHEN FURNITURE.
Will be rented and hired at the same time
and place the Plantation and Ne
groes, belonging to the estate of said de
THOMAS BLAKEY, Adm’r.
December 3, TBIO. 14—tds
THE FALLEN LEAVES.
BY THE HON. MRS. NORTON.
We stand among llie fallen eaves,
Young children at your play,
And laugh to see the yellow things
Go rustling on their way ;
Right merrily we hunt them down,
The Autumn winds and we,
Nor pause to gaze whore snow drifts lie,
Or sun beams*gild the tree.
With dancing feet we leap along,
Where wither’d boughs are strown ;
Nor past nor future checks our songs—
The present is our .own.
We stand among the fallen leaves
In youth’s enchanted spring—
When Hope (who wearies at the last)
First spreads her eagle wing,
We tread with steps of conscious strength
Beneath the lealless trees,
And the color kindles in our cheeks
As blows the winter breeze ;
While, gazing toward the cold gray sky,
Clouded with snow and rain,
We wish the old year ail past by,
And the young spring come again.
We stand among the fallen leaves
In manhood’s haughty prime—
When first our pausing hearts begin
To love “ihe olden time;”
And, as we gaze, we sigh to think
How many a year hath pass’d
Since ’neath those old and fated trees
Our footsteps wandered last;
And old companions—now perchance
Estranged, forgot, or dead—
Como round us, as those autumn leaves
Are crush’d beneath our tread.
We stand among the fallen leaves
In our own autumn day—
And, tott’ring on with feeble steps,
Pursue our cheerless way.
We look not back—too long ago
Hath all we loved been lost:
Nor forward—for we may not live
To see our new hope cross’d:
but oil we go—the sun’s faint beam
A feeble warmth imparts*—
Childhood without its joy returns—
The present fills our hearts !
MISi KLL A \ POL S.
A STRATAGEM OF WAR.
During the early part of the late war
with Great Britain, a small brig mounting
about ten sixes, with a crew of 40 or 50
men, sailed from New England as a Let
ter of Marque, with permission to cruize
as a privateer for a certain time and cap
ture prizes from the enemy. While crui
zing in the latitude of the homeward bound
West Indiamen, the brig one morning fell
in with a large ship, to which she gave
chase, but the Captain, an “old sea-dog,”
oil reeonnoiteriug her through his spy-glass,
was satisfied tiiat she mounted too many
guns to contend with, with any prospect
of success, and hauled off much to the dis
satisfaction of the crew, who attributed his
conduct to want of spirit and courage. In
fact, they were not backward in exhibit
ing their feelings, and the word coward
was more than once bandied about the ship
in the hearing of the Captain.
A few days afterwards the brig fell in
with another vessel. Every stitch of can
vass was spread, and just at night, the
chase was made out to be a large West In
diaman, apparently well armed and man
ned, and looking like an ‘ugly customer.’
“Now,” said the Yankee Captain to his
crew, “I wish you to listen, men, to what
lam going to say. I heard some of you
muttering, not long since, something about
cowards, and to oblige you I will give you
an opportunity of testing the courage of
every man on board. \ou see that ship a
head. She is pierced for twenty-four guns,
and probably carries sixteen at least, of
heavy metal: That ship shall be my prize
before two hours. So look out for squalls.
If some of you don’t lose the number ol
your mess I’m mistaken. But mind ye, no
backing out — Cowards, ha !
The crew looked rather blank at this pi
thy harangue, but dared not remonstrate.
They were caught in their own coils, and
resolved to fight it out like men.
Night came on, and they still kept in
sight of the Englishman. It was about
half past eight in the evening when they
ranged up within hail, on the weather
quarter of their bulky antagonist, who iiad
every man at quarters, evidently prepa
red for a brush, aud with his high bul
warks, and numerous deck lanthorns, pre
sented rather a formidable appearance. —
The captain of the brig seized his trumpet
and in a peremptory manner bailed the
‘Heave to and I’ll sendmy boat on board.’
‘What brig is that, pray V
‘The United States’ brig Argus!’
‘Aye, ave, Sir !’
John Bull thought it would be madness
to contend with the United States brig Ar
gus, which was well known to be a crack
sloop of war of twenty guns, and accord
H. J. KiPPlIh, t* r inter.
ingly hacked his main top-sails, without
further parley. The Yankees were thun
der struck at their captain’s impudence.
But the quarter boat was lowered and offi
cered and manned immediately, in true
The American officer ascended the gang
way of the English ship, with a ‘swab’ on
‘What ship is this?’ said he, in an au
thoritative tone, as soon as lie reached the
‘The English ship Caerne.von Castle,
sir, from Barbadoes, .bound so Bristol,’ re-,
turned the Englishman submissively.
‘Then, sir, you will please step into the
boat, with your papers, and return with
me on board the Argus. ‘Mr. Simpson,’
said he to the captain’s clerk, who filled
the office of- middy on this occasion, ‘I
leave you in charge of the ship; you will
proceed to put the prisoners in irons ready
to be transferred to the Argus.’
Wl l n the captain arrived along-side the
Argus, he was astonished at her diminu
tive size; when he got on board he saw at
once that lie had been duped; but it was
too late to remedy the evil.
‘Sir,’ said he to the Yankee captain,
more in anger than in sorrow, ‘you told
me this vessel was the United States brig
•I told you h<- truth, sir. Her name i
thc Argus, —and she docs belong to the Uni
ted Stales /’
“I say, look heca, Sam Johnsing, wat
kind o’ wedder you call dis-?” said Pete
Gumbo yesterday morning, his body curl
ed up with the coid and his hands sunk
deep in his pockets. ’ ,
“4 ou mean de wedder dis mornin
you, l’ete ?”
“\Yy. 1 should call him Suddern ‘
wid Nordern principles!” Sam u a i
than half right.— Picayune.
A GLORIOUS RECORD.
At New London, Connecticut, the follow
ing inscription is found on a grave stole
The records of ancient Rome or Greece do
not exhibit a nobler instance of patriot’e
“On the 20th October, 1781, 4,000 Eng
lish fell upon the town with fire and sword
—7OO Americans defended the fort for a
whole day ; but in the evening about 4
clock, it was taken. The command it
the besieged delivered up his sword to an
Englishman, who immediate! *. -■ e t -,
him; all his comrades were put to the
sword. A line of powder was then laid
from the magazine of the fort to the sea,
there to be lighted, thus to blow the fort
into’ the air. William Hotman, who lay
not far distant, wounded by three strokes
of the bayonet in the body, beheld it, and
said to one of his wounded friends, who
was also still alive, “We will endeavor to
crawl to this line; we will completely wet the
powder with our blood ; thus will wCi with
the little life that remains to us, save the fort
and magazine, and perhaps a few of our
‘■ comrades who are only wounded.”. He a
lone had strength to accomplish this noble
design. In liis thirtieth year lie died on
the powder which he overflowed with his
blood. His friends and seven of his woun
ded companions by that means had their
lives preserved.” After this simple narra
tive are the following words in large char
| acters, “Here rests William Hotman.”
Causes of Conjugal Quarrel. —For Pope’s
I exquisite good sense take the fill lowing,
i w hich is a master pieep. “Notliing hinders
j the constant agreement of people who 1 ve
| together, but mere vanity*—a secret, insist
j ing upon what they think their dignity or
merit, and an inward expectation of such
I an over-measure of defferences and regard
as answers to their own extravagant false
scale, and which nobody can pay*, becaus
none but themselves can tell to what pitch
it amounts to.” Thousands of houses would
be happy to-morrow if the passage were
written in letters of gold over the mantle
piece,and the offenders could have the cour
age to apply it to themselves. — Mor.Chron.
A man who passes through life without
marrying, is like a fair mansion left by* the
builder unfinishi and. The half that is com
pleted seems to decay from neglect, or be
comes at best but a sorry* tenement, w*anting
the addition of that which makes the whole
both useful, ornamental and comfortable.
There never w as a wiser maxim than that
of Franklin. -Nothing is cheap which you
do not want.’ Yet how perfectly insane
many people are oft the subject of buying
cheap things. ‘Do tell me why you have
bought that east off door .plate ?’ asked tin
husband of one of these notable bargainers.
‘Dear me,’ n plied the wife, ‘you know it is
always my plan to lay up tilings against
time of need ; who knows but you may die
and I may marry a man with the same
name as that on the door pla
-In Eye to the Shop. —A butcher pf end
nence was.in company* with several lade
at whist, where having lost two or tin
rubbers, on. • of the ladies addressing hi
asked, “Pray, sir, what are stakes now?’
To which, thinking df his business he r
plied, Madam, the best rump, lean: .
at less than a shilling a pound.”
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sulphate or copper (says a New York pa
paper)applied once a day, wi 11 make th
hair grow. To this we may* add, that if
hair grows too abundantly, take a o
of French brandy per day, with a little s,
gar and nutmeg and it will come off again.