Pi - to wait on tW Governor elect, and notify him
of liia election* Reported, tlmt they had discharg-
l( l thed'.uy asijgncd them, and received foe an j
ewer, timt'he liW accented Abe office of Guvernui'
of tins State, And would attend in the Represen
tative ClmnO/'r «t twelve o’clock this day to talcf
tiic oath rtibo'ffice agreeably to the Constitution)
Tl,r, House concurred in the resolution from
the Senate for the appointntent of a joint com.
mittoe tu,examine the Bookl ’af Record, and o-
ther papers appertaining to lie offices of the Se-
c re tar v of State, Treasure! Comptroller-Gene
ral anil Surveyor-General, did ailucd a commit
tee "on their part, consistinmf Messrs. Jackson,
Walton, Rea, Fairchild andtt. Pope.
'Vue House also concurredin the resolution for
the appointment of a joint dminittee to visit the
Penitentiary and examine tlf concerns of the in
stitution as required by lawiind added as com
mittee on their part, Messrs.j.amkiti, Tankersly,
Kennon, Walker, Bayne, Pit, Wooten & Lewis.
•>fr. Witt, from the cumnr.ee appointed, re
ported a bill to authorize tlf Inferior Court of
jacksou county to levy an eH a tax, for the pur
pose of defraying t|ic expend of building a Jail
in said county, which was rtpived and read the
On motion of Mr. BakesOrdercd, that the
Clerk Triform the Senate thuilie House of Repre-
jentafives arc now ready to feeive them in the
'Representative Chamber, loflie purpose of in
augurating the Governor elec The Clerk (lav
ing performed this duty, the lesident and mem
bers of Senate attended, and eing seated in the
Representative Chamber, theiovernor elect, at
tended by the state officers wi introduced by the
joint committee appointed to ake arrangements
for his inauguration ; when fc oath prescribed
by the Constitution of this Stu, and an oath to
support the Constitution of « United States,
were administered to him by tt President of the
Saturday, Novciter 8.
,V.. T.J. Moore, agreeablyjtaotice, moved for
the appointment of a committee to prepare and
report a bill prescribing a legalirin for warrants
ami mittimuses, as issuing Frol justices of the
nonce in this state. . Ordered that Messrs. J.
Moore, Cuthbert Owuus, Crock: and Tankers-
ley be that committee;
«Mr. Itagan from the select coimittee, to whom
was referred the petition of Luisa Alexander,
reported a bill to secure to Loula Alexander, of
Jasper county, wife of Robert Akxander, of Lin
coln county, N. Carolina, such qfate as she may
hereafter acquire, which was receded and read tin)
Jfr. Sheffield, agreeably to noice, moved foj
the appointment of a committee to prepare ant
reporta bill to amend part of tile frst section of ail
act entitled ‘‘An act to raise a tax fir the support <|l
government for the year 1805,” pissed December
12,1804. Ordered, that Messrs. Sheffield, Kej-
non, and Cray, be that committee.
On motion of Mr. Jones, the bill to pardon Bei-
jamin Paden, was read a second time.
On motion of Mr. Walton, Messrs. Stocks aid
Owens be added to the committee of Privileges
«Mr. Hudson called up a resolution which lie
had laid upon the table, and toe same being riui
was agrred to, as follows; to wit—Resolved, tjat
it is the sense of this House, that a joint comnit-
tee of both Houses be appointed to take into cjn-
sideration wliut amendments are necessary to»u
act passed the 10th of December, 1810, entitpd
“An act to reform the Penal Code of this Stite,
& adapt the same to the Penitentiary system,'^,
that said committee report by bill or otherwiseU
Whercupon, Ordered, that Messrs. Hudsin,
Stocks, .Avery, Kennon, Witt, Lamkin and T. I.
Moore, be that committee on the part of tils
Mr. Fi. Harden laid im the table, a resoluti<|n
appointing a committed, to join such committic
as may be appointed ou the part of the Senate, to
take into consideration the expedi'imy of increis-
ing the salaries of the Public Uffii or^of the State
of Georgia, with power to- report by bill or other
Mr. Rosseter, grieably to notice, moved for the
appointment of a committee, to prepare and re
port a bill to repeal a law imposing an additional
tax on Pedlers, and other itinerant traders. Or
dered, that Messrs. Rosseter, Fleming and 'J',
Moore be that committee.
M r. T. J. Moore, agreeably to notice, moved for
the appointment of a committee, to prepare and
report a bill amendatory of the statute of limita
tions in this state. Ordered, that Messre. T. J.
Moore, Wingfield and Tankersley, bo that com
On motion of Mr. Shefield, the House took up
the resolution from the Senate, reiat ive to the
distribution of the territory lately acquired from
the Creek and Cherokee Indians, and the same
being read, was agreed to by the House, and a
committee appointed, consisting of Messrs. Shef
field, Williamson, Bradwell, Blair, Baker, Sapp,
B. Pope, Jackson, Walton, Lawson, Wootteu and
Mr. Mangham, agreeably to notice, moved for
the appointment of a committee, to prepare and
report a bill to authorize the Justices of the Infe
rior Court of Glynn county, tu levy an extra tax,
for county purposes. Ordered, tliat Messrs. Mang
ham, Burnett and Matthews, be that committee.
Mr. Crocker from the committee appointed,
reported a bill to divorce John Nix and Sarah his
w ife, which was read the first time.
Mr. Glascock, agreeably to notice, movod for
the appointment of a committee to prepare and re-
port u bill to alter and amend the 9tli section of the
second article of the Constitution. Ordered, that
Messrs. Glascock, Bcthwell and Reid, be that
Edward Harden, esquire, has been appointed a
trustee of the University of Georgia, in the place
of Peter Early, deceased.
Tuesday, November 4.
The officers of Senate arc—The Hon. Mathew
Talbot, President, Will, Robertson, Esq. Secre
tary—-Alex. Green, Door-Keeper, and Henry
fcrdncsdny, November S.
The President, agreeably to the resolution mov
ed yesterday by Mr. Montgomery, appointed the
following standing committees, to join such as
ifight be appointed by thp House of Representa
tives, to wit,
Stfte of the Republic.—Messrs. Blackshcar,
Cuthbert, Harris, lieniy, Montgomery, Porter, &
Finance,—Messrs. Brown, Foster, Hudspeth,
T. Mitchell, Irwin, Walker and Wimberly.
Enrolled Bills.—Messrs. Poivcl, Thompson,
and James Blackmon.
Privileges and Elections.—Messrs. Lockheart,
Hardee, and Hogg.
A committee,consistingof Messrs.Henly,Gold-
wire, Beasly, Pope and Knight was appointed to
join a committee from the House of Representa
tives to visit the Penitentiary and examine the
situation of said institution, in conformity with
the 20th section of the act regulating its internal
Thursday, November 6.
Mr. Montgomery reported a bill to prevent the
issuing, signing, vending or passing, bills notuMbr
orders, (of a certain description,) other than^Pfc
of chartered Banks.
It was on motion resolved, that Messrs. Wal
ker, Foster and Ja’s. Blackmon be a committee to
prepare and report a bill, to alter the periods of
holding the several Superior Courts in the Mi*"'
^Messrs. Blackshear, Cuthbert, Mathews, a!
goinery and Walker, to regulate and make
form the weighing anil measuring of prodoce
other articles, so as to prevent fraud in the same.
-Messrs. Ryan, Foster, Cuthbert, Brown and
Porter, to alter and amend the second section of
the second article of the c(Institution—and
-Messrs. Thompson, Hudspeth, Ryan, Hardee,
and John Blackmon, to report a hill more effectu
ally to keep in repair our public roads & bridges.
Friday, November 5.
On motion of Mr. Ryan, Resolved, that Messrs.
Ryan.Montgomcry, Blacksliear,C uthbert, Thomp
son, Foster and Harris, be a committee on the part
of the Senate, tu join such committee as may be
appointed on the part of the House of Uepresen-
tives, to inquire into the practicability and expe
diency of disposing of the territory lately acqui
red from the Creek and Cherokee Indians, du
ring the present session of the General Assembly,
with power to report by bill or otherwise.
The bill to prevent the circulation of uncliar-
tcred bank notes was read the second time, and
ordered for committee of the whole.
Messrs. Groves, Holt and Goldwire were ap
pointed a committee to prepare a bill, to alter and
change the oath of certain civil officers of this
Mr. Harris laid on the table the following re
solution—Whereas the improvement of our na
vigable water courses is an object of the first im
portance to this state, and the public funds being
ample—Resolved, that the sum of ten thousand
dollars be appropriated for the improvement of
the navigation of the Ocmulgee river, to be placed
in the hands of the Commissioners already ap
pointed by law for said river.
Saturday, November 8.
Messrs. HuiLpeth, Mathews, and J. Mitchell
were appointed a committee to prepare a bill to
alter the second section of the fourth article of the
constitution, which was reported and read the
Monday, November to.
The Senate took up the resolution of Mr. Hcn-
ly, which was amended and agreed to as follows ;
Resolved, that the Governor be authorised to
transmit to the Executive of each state and ter
ritory in the United States, a copy of the iaws of
this state heretofore passed, where it has not here
tofore been done, and a copy of the laws of each
session of the Legislature which may hereafter
The Senate concurred in the Resolution receiv
ed from the House of Representatives, to take in
to consideration the expediency of (increasing
the salaries of the public officers of this state: anil
appointed a committee on their part, consisting
of -Messrs. Henly, Porter and Walker.
Tuesday, November It.
Mr. Hatcher had leave to introduce a bill to be
entitled, An act to amend an act to organize the
counties lying between the rivers Oconee and Oc-
mulgee, and to forma judicial circuit, so far as
respects the time of holding the inferior court in
Wilkinson county, which was read the first time.
Mr. Hogg had leave to introduce a bill to be
entitled, An act to permit the grand jurors in
each county in this state to hear testimony in cer
tain cases, which was read the first time.
Areeably to notice—Ordered, that .Messrs.
Harris, Cuthbert, Foster, Cleveland and .Mat
thews, be a committee to enquire into the pro-
E riety of laying off the state into Congressional
On motion of Mr. Foster—Be it resolved by
the Senate and House of Representatives, That
iiis Excellency the Governor, be and he is. here
by authorised and required, to call ou the Secre
tary of War, to ascertain whether or not there has
bee"n any appropriation for the payment of. the
officers, soldiers and waggoners, ana whether the
proper officers of the heads of the Department of
the United States, have received the monies, and
if received to cause an examination to take place
to know where the stoppage of paywent is, and
to cause the said troops, &c. to be paid, and such
other steps as lie may deem necessary so as to
secure a speedy payment of the aforesaid sums of
money. And be it further resolved, that his ex
cellency the governor be requested to forward a
copy of this resolution to the Secretary of War
Agreeably to notice—Ordered, that Messrs
Henly, Wimbeny and Vanbrackel be a commit
tee to prepare and reporta bill to alter and amend
the first section of the third article of the cousti
tution of this state.
On motion of .Mr. Cuthbert, Resolved, that a
committee be appointed to enquire into the sub
ject matter of improving the internal navigation
of this state, with leave to report by bill or other
wise—Ordered, that .Messrs. Cuthbert, Black-
shear, Harris, Walker and .Montgomery be that
WKll.X'KSUAV, NOVKMIli'.H I’. 1HU.
The first number of the Ueficctur is at length pre-
sentwl to its subscribers. It was iny hope to have
commenced its publication with the session of the
Legislature, but a variety or circumstances, per
plexing enough to me, and whose relation can af
ford no agreeable amusement to my readers, have
delayed it until the present time. Yet it is hoped
they will loose little by the delay. The first days
and weeks of every session of every Legislature
are necessarily spent in preparing business tube
considered, discussed, and acted on in time fu
ture ; and whatever of interest has been moved
or done atjthe presentjsession, will be found in this
day’s Relit :tor. Congress is not yet in session.
Little news has been lost, as its ordinary manu
facturers are ail quiet. Bonaparte is playing
. Helena ; Louis is, like Fallstaff, “un-
and sleeping on benches after dinner”
cllierres; the Prince Regent tills his
ietly at Charlton House, with not even
his wile within kicking distance; Alexander is
corresponding with the Peace Societies, and the
Grand l^mior is too good a Christian to be the
occnsioi^^wars. bloodshed and sudden death.
Ail is calm, and the subscribers probably care so
little about the Reflector and the news they ex-
prctil will contain, that they would rather have
pardoned another month’s delay than been trou
bled with an useless apology.
Well then, 1 will ask indulgence where I more
need it. In the hurry of fitting up gn office,
with little mechanical lielp, without any aid from
ti;e pens which Iliope will be drawn in the cause
of Georgia and mankind, without having the as
sistance of news-papers, reviews and magazines,
which by exchange and otherwise, will soon be
procured, and some want of local knowledge of
the State and its particular concerns, will for a
short time, occasion the paper to want, in some
degree, the interest which it will hereafter pos
sess. Arty deficiencies which may be observed
in the matter or mechanical execution of the pa
per will he supplied as far as the editor’s abilities
will allow with the improved change of circum
But though no heroes are wading to renown
through blood, lighted by the blaze of cities;
though we are neither regaled with the candid
dispatches, or modest bulletins of contending ar
mies', we have before us a prospect upon which
the eye of the philanthropist will much more de
light to expatiate : It is the scene of the arts and
sciences, of institutions of freedom, the success
ful labors of humanity, the spread of benign reli
gion, nnd of every circumstance that can contri
bute to embellish life and give value to existence.
These are scenes which the Reflector will endea
vor to exhibit in their best light.
A few words will be employed in extending
rnorg in detail, ideas, rather hinted at than ex
plained or expressed in the Prospectus.
Agriculture is the foundation of wealth and
happiness, and it will be a primary object to foster
its interests, increase its skill and powers, and
multiply its products. Original papers on sub
jects connected witli it will always be welcome
In the absence of these the Reflector will be oc
casionally enriched with the best productions
which the periodical publications afford. Should
agricultural societies be formed in this State, all
advertisements, reports, and communications of
theirs shall be published freely in the Reflector,
In the department of literature access will be
had to ample fields for selection and choice, and
the utmost care will be taken that the flowers of
eloquence are culled with judgement and taste.
In the original articles there will be more difficul
ty. It is a delightful office to foster genius and
bring merit ut of obscurity ; but though the Re
flector will cheerfully lend itself to cast around
the rays of youthful genius, making some allow
ances for juvenile imperfections, yet the crude
productions of the unformed scholar, (of little
consequence in a plain narrative of facts,) shall
never deform the regions of wit and fancy.
In the walks of science and the useful arts a
brief and condensed account of the discoveries
and improvements of the passing time will be gi
ven,and occasionally, when the su'jcct has pecu
liar interest, the particulars will be given in detail.
The articles of the news department shall'’ be
so methodised and arranged as to show a connect
ed History of the memorable transactions of all
countries ; and as there will be a copious table of
contents, with references to each volume, those
who take the trouble to preserve their files will
have a complete history of the times, as well as a
library embracing almost every subject of enter
tainment and utility. The expense.-of binding
each volume will be inconsiderable.
I solicit contributions on all subjects from men
of genius and information ; and to ensure a guar
antee for the correctness of facts stated, or the
originality of essays offered as such, (though taste
ful selections, designated as selections, will also
be acceptable,) it is necessary the names and re
sidence of correspondents shoe' 1 accompany their
communications. In essays or papers containing
facts relative to agriculture, the arts, &c. 8tc- in
correctness of style will not boa material objec
tion, as they will be amended for publication, if
the inaccuracies arc so gross as to require it. But
puctry,and essays merely literary, must indicate
genius, and if not absolutely correct, must have
the degree of polish necessary to please readers
of tuste. Here an editor’s corrections ought not
to supply the place of the pedagogue’s tysli.
I have now to thank a generous community for
the patronage which has been extended to the Re
flector. Thus encouraged and animated, I com
mence my editorial labors with cheerfulness, de
termined to use every exertion to render the pa
per worthy of its patronage.
Money is as much the nerve of an editor as it is
the sinew of war. A printing-office must have as
regular supplies of rations as an army, ora muti
ny would suon he created ambng the whole tribe
of paper makers, type-founders, journeymen prin
ters and printer’s devils ; and the intellects of n
community, would in consequence, suffer starva
tion for want of litarary supplies. To guard a-
gainst these manifold and mighty evils, advance
payments are indispensibly necessary.
The regulations of the post-office are, conform
ably to the genius of our political intstutious, ve,
ry favorable to the interests and convenience of
editors, and the post-masters will almost uniform
ly remit money for newspaper subscriptions. As,
notwithstanding every precaution, postage is a ve
ry heavy tax upon an editor,-1 must thus early
apprize tny correspondents that postage must in
all cases he paid by them. It will be a trifle to
each individual, but the aggregate would amount
to a sum of serious importance to me.
Header, I havo’ijms introtUTccd myself and my
plans frankly ‘to tlieW ntJme outset of our ac
quaintance. May weVJKirn and commune to
gether with mutual gq^Bwill and forbearance.—
Be assured that I anigxmfriend, and wish thee
well; and I greet tfTCe kiVlIy.
avpoistmkvts nr tuk r-sorsLiTOnr..
Governor—On Thursday last, tlia- Honorable
William Rabun was elected Governor of this
State fortlie ensuing two years, by a majority of
five votes over General John Clarke.
Col. Daniel Newnan lias been appointed major-
general of the third division, and
Maj. Edmund Shackleford, brigadier-general
of the first brigade of the third division of the
Maj. J. Easters, adjutant-general, in the place
of Col. Newnan, promoted.
Wm. Law, esquire, solicitor-general of the
Eastern Judicial Circuit.
Adam Saffold- esquire, solicitor.general cf the
Dr. Wm. Daniel, health-officer, and
Capt. Abram Nicoils, barber-muster of the port
T HE Rev. Daniel Duffey will open a Select
English School near niv dwelling house, on
the 1st of February next. In order to encour
age this Institution, I will board a few bovs, and
some of my ueighbors will also board a lew stu
dents. Board and tuition will be charged at one
hundred dollars a year, taken together. Those
who avail themselves of this opportunity, wilt
please to come and sign the necessary papers, de
posited in my hands.
Putnam county, Oct. 28.
GEORGIA, BALDWIN CDcNl'i.
W HEREAS Hines Holt applies to me for
letters of administration on the estate and
effects of Thomas Holt, late of this county, de
ceased These are therefore to cite and admon
ish all and singular the kindred and creditors of
said deceased to be and appear at a Court of Or
dinary to beheld in and lor the county of Bald
win, on the first Monday in January next, then
and there to shew cause if any they have, why
said letters' should not be granted.
Given under my hand at Office, in Milledge-
ville, 7th November, 1817.
ABNER LOCKE, Clerk.
T HE subscribers having associated themselves
in business, under the firm of Dickinson <S‘
Starnes, offer their services to their friends ana
the public in general, in the COMMISSION and
FACTORAGE LINE. '1 lie Ware-House is en
tirely detached from any building of fire, and on
a good construction, immediately in the rear of
Cosby Dickinson’s large new building, and oppo
site the centre qf the upper squares—where every
attention will be given to render general satis
Augusta, Geo. Nov. 4, 1817. 1—4t
A GREEABLY to an order of the Court of
Ordinary for Baldwin county, will be sold
on the first Tuesday in February next,, one thkd
of an acre LOT in the town of -Mitledgeville, on
Hancock strhet, the un -mty of Henry Johnston,
deceased, sold for the uenefit of his heirs and
creditors. A. V. BY1NGTON, adm’r.
W ILL be sold at the plantation of Drury Ro
gers, all tlie personal property of Benjamin
Rogers, deceased, consisting of Horses, Cattle
and HogsJ and many other articles too tedious to
mention. Terms of sale made known on the
day of sale. DRURY ROGERS, adut’r.