r I"4IIE subscribers have, and will keep eonstnnt-
A ly on hand, a large and well assorted stock of
FANCY AND STAPLE DRY GOODS,
Hardware and Cutlery,
Among which may be found the following articles:
200 ps. fancy Prints,
50 „ Furniture do.
50 „ assorted Cambrics,
75 „ ~ Muslins of every variety,
100 „ 3-4 brown Shirtings,
75 „ 4-4 Sheetings,
25 „ 4-4 do. fine article,
25 „ 4-4 bleached do do
25 „ superior English Cloths, assorted
15 „ 4-4 Merinos, assorted,
2 „ do. double width,
5 ~ Circassian,
„ fine do
lfl „ Sacking,
20 doz. Napkins,
ALSO. A LARGE AND ELEOANT ASSORTMENT OF
Huts, Caps, Boots and Shoes ,
Domestics, Sattinets, Casshners,
Bro linen Drillings, white do. bro. Holland,
Russia Sheeting, Osnaburgs,
Ladies and gents, kid Gloves, gents buck do.
Silk and cotton Hosiery, Suspenders,
A splendid assort Bonnets 5c Bonnet Ribbons,
Thread and bolt Laces, do. Insertings, Bob
AN ELEGANT SUPPLY OF
SILKS, SATINS, FRENCH MUSLIN, CHALLY, CHALLIETTE,
Silk, Bombazine and Satin Stocks,
Black Satiu Bosoms, Collars, tec. tec.
Together with a complete and splendid assort
Among which are a few THIBET VESTS, a
new and superior article for wear.
LIKEWISE, A GOOD SUPPLY OF
KridJroi, Saddle*, War lineal*,
RIDING WHIPS, DRIVER’S WHIPS, &c.
Ml of which will be sold on such terms as will
suit purchasers, who are respectfully invited to
JERNIGAN, LAURENCE 5c Cos.
April 0 2
CHEAP CASH STORE.
14 HE subscriber has brought on from New
York, a supply of
Cheap and fashionable Goods,
suitable both to the times and season, consisting
of the following articles, viz.
Bleached and brown Domestics,
White and brown, striped and plain Drilling,
Plain do Linen,
Furniture, dress and aporn Checks,
Plain, fancy and figured Silks,
Black, Italian and Gro de Nap do.
Printed Muslins and Cambrics,
Plain and printed Lawns,
Figured, plaiu, Swiss and Mull Muslins,
do do Bobbinett,
Bobbinett Lace and Edging,
Worked Muslin Capes and Collars,
•Jo Cuffs and infants bodies,
do Chil. Lace and Muslin Caps,
Irish Linen and Lawns,
A good assortment of French and Eng. Prints,
Scotch and French Ginghams,
Ladies work Baskets,
Bead Bags and Money Purses,
Silk and satin Reticules,
White and brown Cotton Hose,
Gents, do do half Hose,
Boots, Shoes and Pumps,
Sonnets and Hats,
TOGETHER WITH AN ASSORTMENT OF
READY MADE CLOTHING.
ne.-idcs various other articles too tedious to men
tion. A. G. MARSHALL.
Florence, .Tune 9 11
THE subscribers, in addition to their former
stock have received a fresh supply of
Dry fwood* and Cutlery,
from Charleston and Augusta, making *theit as
sortment tolerably good. They are now oflfering
articles suitable to the season, on as good terms as
auy in the market; in their stock may be found
Challys, Challietts, Silks, Muslins,
Grass, Brown and Irish Linens,
Fancy Prints, French Callico,
French Muslins, a splendid article,
Diaper, Nankeen, Domestics, Checks,
A variety of gentlemen and ladies Hose and
Shoes, Hats, Cotton Cassimere,
W itha variety of other articles not enumerated.
Our customers and the public generally are invi
ted to call and examine for themselves.
June 9 II GARDNER 5c HARVEY.
DRS. R.W.&Z. C. WILLIAMS,
HAVING associated themselves in the PRAC
TICE OF MEDICINE, respectfully ten
ler their professional services to the citizens of
FLORENCE and the surrounding country.
From their extensive acquaintance with diseas
•es appertaining to a Southern clime, they flatter
themselves that they will be enabled to give com
plete satisfaction to their employers.
One, or both may be found at their office at all
times, when not professionally engaged, conse
quently those who will honor us with a call, may
always expect prompt and immediate attention.
Florence, April 9 2
VLL persons indebted to A. R. llill tc Cos.
li. \V. Jernigan & Cos. Hill, Jernigan
Cos. Hill, Laurence A : Cos. Jernigan Lau
rence Ac Cos. Jernigan, Gachet Cos. and W.
D. Hill, are requested to make immediate pay
ment as longer indulgence cannot be given.
May 25, 1838. a 11. W. JERNIGAN,
for all Concerned.
|3 V the subscribers 1(30 sacks SALT, for
JERNIGAN, LAURENCE A: Cos.
__ April 9. 1838.
Attorney at Law,
FLORENCE, STEWART, COUNTY G\
April 16 ts
FTHIF, subscribers would respectfully inform the I
X inhabitants of /loreuce, Stewart county and 1
the adjoining country, that they have relitted the
store formerly occupied by Mr. J. M. Miller, ami
more recently by Win. Stafford, Esq. on Centre
street, where they are now opening
A NEW AND SI’LEN DtD ASSORTMENT OF
it IS i' GO CHS,
HATS, BOOTS. SHOES, & BROGANS.
Ladies and Tli**e* KoniicD,
Hunt and flat tow Ware,
WAGON AND CART BOXES, Ac. Ac.
The above stock has just been selected from the
New York and Boston markets.
ALSO, A LARGE STOCK OF
BACON-HAMS, SIOES AND SHOULDERS,
Flour, Far el, Sugar »V Coffee ,
BRANDY, RUM, WHISKEY,
WINES AND CORDIALS.
All of which they offer lor sale on the most rea
Florence, August 1 19
N. B. We are daily expecting PAINTS,
OILS and WINDOW GLASS, and a large as
sortment of BOOKS and STATIONARY, ME
DICINES, BAGGING and ROPE, Ac.
A A B.
WILL be sold on the first Tuesday in DE
ii CEMBER next, before the Court House
door in the town of Atnericus, Sumter county,
within the lawful hours of sale, Lot of Land, No.
two hundred and forty seven, in the 28th district
formerly Lee, now Sumter county, the same be
longing to the estate of Philip Troy, deceased—
to be sold for the benefit of the heirs and credit
ors of said deceased. Terms made known on the
day. NANCY TROY, Adm'x,
JOHN PENNINGTON, Adm’r.
July 4. 1738. 16
FOUR months after date application will be
made to the honorable the Inferior court of
the county of Sumter, whilst sitting for ordinary
purposes, for leave to sell all the real estate o
Philip Troy, late of said county, deceased.
NANCY TROY, Adm’x.
JOHN PENNINGTON, Adm’r.
July 4, 1838. 16
months after date, application will be
made to the honorable the Inferior Court of
Stewart county, when sitting as a court of ordina
ry, for leave to sell the real estate of James Gilles
pie, late of the State of Mississippi, deceased.
July 2, 1838. 15 KIC H D KI DP.
FOUR MONTHS after date, application will
be made to the Inferior Court of Stewart
county, when sitting for ordinary purposes, for
leave to sell the lands belonging lo the estate of
George Shaw, deceased.
JOHN BLACKS HEAR, Adm’r.
June 9, 1838. ll
OUR months after date application will be
made to the honorable Inferior Court of
Stewart county, when sitting for ordinary purpo
ses for leave to sell the Land and Negroes belong
ing to the estate of B Infold Spence, late of said
county deceased, for the benefit of the heirs and
JAMES HILLIARD, Adm'r.
April 16,1838. 3
I [4 OUR months after date application will be
made to the honorable Inferior court of
Stewart county, when sitting for ordinary purpos
es, for leave to sell the Land and Negroes belong
ing to the estate of Timothy Carrington, deceas
ed, for the benefit of the heirs and creditors.
JAMES HILLIARD, Adm'r.
April 16, 1838.
FOUR months afterdate, application will be
made to the honorable Inferior Court of
Stewart county when sitting for ordinary purposes,
for leave to sell all the property belonging to tire
estate of Lewis Dupree, sen. late of Stewart
county, deceased, both real and personal.
LEWIS DUPREE,jr. Adm’r.
June 25,1838. 13
GE ORGlA—Sumter County.
Vl/HIEREAS Samuel Bivins and Thomas M.
v v Mann apply to me for letters of Adminis
tration upon the estate of Isham West late of said
This is therefore to cite and admonish all and
singular, the kindred and creditors of said deceas
ed, to appear at my office within the time prescri
bed by law, to file their objections, if any they
have, why said letters of Administration shall not
Given under my hand at office in Atnericus, this
16th day ol Julv, 1838.
18 ' JACOB W. COBB. c. c. o
IIIEREBTTmvF notice that 1 will make appli
cation to the next Superior Court of Baker
county, to be held on the 4th Monday in August
next, for right of dower to all the lands belong
ing to the estate of Jacob Suttou, late of said
JUDITH SUTTON, Widow.
May 25, 1838. 9td.
CAME tojthe subscriber’s plantation, near
Florence, a black mare INDIAN PONE Y,
about 6 years old, one glass eye, switch tail, bran
ded on the right shoulder whir 1 M, The owner
is requested to come forward, prove property and
take Her away, 11. \V. JERNIGAN.
July 2 15
r l 4j aleIciiool:
MISS MARGARET HARVEY, of Ma
con will open a FEMALE SCHOOL in
this place on Monday next, 9tli inst. in the new
house built by A. DeLaunay, Esq. in the North
ern part of tow n.
Julv 7, 1838.
LOST OR MISLAID;
\ POCKET BOOK containing, among other
-TA. papers, a Deed to Lot of Land, No. 202 in
the second district ol Lee, adjoining the town of
Palmyra, in said connty. I having sold the land
to which this deed belongs, this is to notifv the
public of the loss of the said deed in order that a
new one may be given for the land.
WM. J. CALDWELL.
J nly 98 18 3t
PAY YOUR TAXEST
THE citizens of Florence are notified that
their Taxes are now due, and are requested,
(in order that our town may be improved,) to
come forward and plank up the ffino.
Aug. 4 19 J. P. HARVEY, Collector
THE GEORGIA MIRROR.
f4 0R the purpose of closing the estate of Asaph
R. Hill, late of Stewurt County deceased.
The subsriber will sell at private sale, one third or
the whole of the following property, viz.
ONtl UOMMDDiOUS NEW STORE HOUSE AND LOTS,
The well known stand of Hill Laurence A Cos.
Lumpkin Ga. Also 34 acres Land adjoining
said Town, handsomely situated for private resi
dence. Also the well known,
rhaff'L Hole!, Furniture
And Lots, in the Town of Florence, at present
occupied by Mr. A. Burnett. Also the large
WARE HOUSE AND FIXTURES,
In the Town of Florence, at present occupied by
Jerdigan Laurence ACo Also two unimproved
Lots, in said Town, Nos. 108 and 109 in square
II- high elevated ground for building. Also about
620,000 worth of
• itiso rted • lie rch an and izc.
Also two settlements of valuable pine Lands, con
taining 740 acres, 3 miles from Florence. Also
8 Lots in the city of St. Josephs, amongst which
are Lots to suit the merchant or the settler. Also
27 shares of the Capital Stock in the St. Josephs
Rail Road ACanal Company. Also one fine Sad
Any of the above property will be sold on ac
commodating terms, by application to the sub
scriber at Florence Georgia
HENRY W. JERNIGAN Ex’tr.
an 1 oirfrer of Y. it. Hilldoceaed
The Subscriber will sell several valuable settle
ments of Land, from 2024 to 1000 ac res.
May 25, 1838 9 11. W. JERNIGAN.
Columbus Enquirer and Southern Re
corder will please give the above three insertions
and forward their accounts tor payment.
11. W. JERNIGAN.
LOTS IN FLORENCE,
The subscriber oilers for sale on ac
commodating terms, several Business
UllFp and Residence Lots in the town of
Florence, beautifully situated, and one
improved lot with a comfortable dwelling liuus’e,
on the same for sale or rent. Persons wishing to
settle in Florence and are desirous of purchasing
Lots for business or residence will do well to call
and examine mine as they will be sold on very
liberal terms. Florence is rapidly thriving and in
a short time must become a place of immense bu
siness, situated as it is in a healthy section of the
country, surrounded by wealthy and industrious
I would also remark that the citizens are ma
king arrangements to have line schools established
both Male ,it Female—which are now in opera
tion. A me female Academy is in contempla
tion which wdl shortly be completed when Flor
ence will be enabled to compete successfully with
any town in Georgia for advantages of this kind.
The subscriber also offers for Sale on liberal
terms 600 acres of land with some improvements
on the road leading from Lumpkin to Irwiuton,
5 miles from the former place. The situation is
beautiful and healthy, the water good. Persons
wishing to purchase orview the premises will call
oft Mr. James P. Matthews near the place who is
my authorised agent for the sale of said lands or
to the subscriber uear Florence.
JOHN T. B. TURNER.
July 28,1838 18
~ ALABAMA LANDS
XT HALF 9 14 30
14l • S. half 4 14 30
N. half 8 14 30
N. half 7 14 30
S. half 7 14 30
S. half G 14 30
S. half 11 14 29
S. half 20 18 28
S. half 34 19 28
N. half 36 19 29
S. half 36 19 29
W. half 29 16 26
N. half 6 16 30
E. half 21 22 26
E. half 22 13 28
N. half 33 20 26
S. half 32 18 28
W. half 26 15 24
S. half 29 16 25
E. half 2 18 25
Any of the above Lands will be sold on terms
to suit purchasers, by application to John D. Pitts,
Esq. Florence, Ga. or to the subscriber, at Ma
con. J. COWLES.
July 26 18
The Columbus Sentinel will publish the above.
valuable - :lands
:Sg|sgSjgj, The Subscriber offers for sale a vai
tjgSfijjKE liable TRACT OF LAND whereon
he now lives, lying in Stewart county,
one mile and a half from Florence,
containing 1,000 acres, of which there is between
200 and 300 acres in cultivation. On the premi
ses there are comfortable houses, a good GIN
HOUSE, superior GIN and GEAR. Also, a
FIRST RATE SAW MILL, which has only
been in operation about six months; surrounded
by an inexhaustible quantity of pine timber, near
several towns, situated on the Chattahoochee riv
er. The land is rich and level. I have good
spring water, and a healthy and beautiful situn
tion tor a residence. Any person wishing to pur
chase will call and view the premises.
July 28 18 eotf
The Southern Recorder will publish the above
every other week till otherwise instructed, and
forward the account to J, jq
TX E it Ordained, That no person or person
XX shall bathe in the Chattahoochee river, with
in the incorporated limits ol’the town of Florence,
above Centre street—any person or persons so of
fending, shall be subject to a fine of One Dollar.
And be. it further Ordained, That if any per
son or persons shall tire guns or pistols within the
corporate limits of the town of Florence, he or
they shall be subject to a fine of Two Dollars.
And be it further Ordained, That if any white
person or persons shall run horses, mares, geld
ings or mules, through the streets of Florence, he
or they shall be-fined in the sum of One Dollar;
and if any slave or slaves shall violate this Ordin
ance, lie or they shall receive twenty lashes on the
bare back. R. W. WILLIAMS, Intend’t.
1 ho. Gardner, Sec .
June 18 13
Ordinances of the town of Florence, passed by the
Board of Commissioners, June 25, 1838.
rjniiE board of Commissioners met according
A to adjournment, members present,
K. W. Williams, lutendant, Joseph 31. Miller,
Bcnj. Gardner and William Stafford.
Ist. For the preservation of good order* and to
prevent the annoyance consequent upon persons
being intoxicated in the streets on the Sabbath
day, be it therefore
Ordained, That no person or persons shall
vend any spiritous liquors or any kind of merchan
dize on the Sabbath day—any person or persons
so offending, shall forfeit and pay the sum of ten
dollars for each and every offence.
2d. And be it further Ordained, That no slave
or slaves shall be permitted to visit the town with
out a written peruit from his, her or their owner,
or from the person or persons having the direction
and control of such slave or slaves; and no slave
or slaves, unless living in the place, shall be per
mitted to remain in town after ten o’clock, with
out it be specified in the written permit, under the
penalty of receiving thirty-nine lashes on the bare
3d. Andbeit further Ordained, That any white
person or persons trading with any slave or slaves,
for articles other than those pointed out by law,
shall forfeit and pay the sum of live dollars for
each and every offence, and shall be prosecuted to
the extent of the law in such cases made and pro
4th. And be it further Ordained, That any per
son or persons who shall be found fighting or
quarreling within the limits of the corporation,
contrary to the good order and peace of tlje com
munity, shall forfeit and pay the sum of not less
than Three nor more than Twenty dollars for each
and every offence.
sth And be it further Ordained, That the Mar
shal receive for the correction of any slave which
may be sent to him by the owner, or any person
or persons having the control or direction of s*iid,
slave, the sum of one dollar
Ordained, That the Marshall be authorized
and required to prevent all unlawful assemblages,
of individuals, and any and every thing calculated
to disturb the peace and good order of the corn
tntmity. And auy person orper-ons so offending
be Drought before the incorporated authorities of
ttie Town, to be punished at the discretion of the
Ordained, That any member of Council who
shall be guilty of the violation of any of the fore
going Ordinances, shall pay double the amount
imposed on other citizens.
It being requisite to raise a revenue to defray the
necessary police regulations for the year 1838,
Be it therefore Ordained, That the following
rates of Taxation be imposed:
On all improved lots in the town of Florence, a
tax of 124 cents on every hundred dollars of val
ue as returned or assessed.
On all unimproved lots’ in said town a tax of 20
cents on every SIOO assessed or returned.
On all goods, wares and merchandise, including
drugs, medicines, saddles, bridles, and harness*
boots, shoes, ready made clothing, clocks, watches,
precious stones and jewelry of every description,
held and kept for sale in the town of Florence,
there shall be paid a tax often cents on every 100
dollars; the person giving in to swear to the liigh
est amount of stock or merchandize which lie may
have had on hand, between the first duy of Jan
uary, and the eighteenth day of June.
On all retailers of spirituous or fermented li •
quors, in less quantities than one gallon, a tax of
ten dollars, and one dollar to the clerk in every in
stance for a license.
On each male white inhabitant of said tow n, be
tween the ages of 16 and 45, a tax of three dollars
as a compensation for road and street duty.
On each practitioner of law and medicine a tax
of three dollars.
On each slave liable to road duty, a tax of $3.
On each slave not so liable, a tax of 50 cents.
On every free male person of color a tax of $lO.
On every free female person of color a tax of $5.
On all pleasure Carriages a Tax of 25 cents pei
On all Road Waggons, Jersey Waggons, Carts
and Drays a Tax of 124 cents per wheel.
On every Showman and Juggler who shall per
form or Exhibit for public amusement, and who
charges therefor, a Tax of ten dollars.
On every circus or equestrian company, a Tax
On each and every collection of animals or
ilirds exhibited for money, a Tax of $lO, and all
Showmen or Juggler, proprietors of wax figures,
animals or Birds, every circus or equestrian com
pany, before they shall be allowed to exhibit, must
apply to and receive from the Clerk a license for
which, besides the before mentioned sum, they
and each of them shall pay to the Clerk one dol
lar for a license.
And be it further Ordained, that the assessor
and collector before entering upon the discharge of
his duties shall take an* oath for the faithful per
formance of his duty, and give bond and security,
in the sum of three thousand dollars, and that he
proceed forwitlfto assess and receive returns of al
property pointed out in the several ordinances and
that after giving thirty days notice in the Georgia
Mirror, he proceed to collect.
Be it further Ordained, that all persons who
shall refuse to give in their taxable property shall b
double taxed, and after sixty days from the adver
tisement of the collector, execution shall issue
against all defaulters as in case of Tax for the
B- W. WILLIAMS. lutendant.
T. GARDNER, Sec.
(CONNECTED with the office of the MIR-
J ROR, is a splendid assortment of
And we are enabled to excute all kind of Job work,
in the neatest manner and at the shortest notice
of every description will constantly be kept on
J u R Y S U MMONSE S,
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do EXE CU T ION S,
Soiil'icrn Literary Tlesseiu*ei\
1 1 1 HIS is a monthly Magazine, devoted chiefly
A to Literature, but occasionally
room also tor articles that fall within the" scope jp
Science ; and not professing an entire disdain of
tasteful selections, though its matter has been
it will continue to be, in the main, original. ’
Party Politics, and controversial lfieolo*,, as
far as possible, are jealously excluded. They are
sometimes so blended w ith discussions in litera
ture or in moral science, otherwise unobjectiftf.
able, as to gain admittance for the sake of the
more valuable matter to which they adhere: brr
whenever that happens they are incidental , only
not primary. They are dross, tolerated only be
cause it cannot well be severed from the sterling
ore wherewith it is incorporated.
Reviews an;: Critical Notices, occupy ih e j r
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that they should have a threefold tendency— -t 0
convey, in a condensed form, such valuable truths
or interesting incidents as are embodied in tin
works reviewed, —to direct the readers attention
to books that deserve to be read—and to warn
him against wasting time and money upon that
large number, which merit only to be burned, j u
this age of publications that by their variety and
multitude, distract and oveiwhehnn every uudis
criminaUng student, impartial criticism, gov
erned by the views just mentioned, is one of the
most me- unable and indispensable of auxiliaries
to him .who docs wish to discriminate.
Essays and Tales, having in view utility or a
musement, or both— Historical sketches— and
Reminisences ot events too minute for History
yet elucidating it, and keightning its intere.-t—
--may be regarded as forming tii» staple of the
work. And of indigenous Poetry, enough is
published—sometimes of no mean strain—to'man
ifest and to cultivate the growing poetical taste
and talents of our country.
'I he times appear, ‘for several reasons, to de
mand suc.il a work—and not one alone, but manv.
The public mind is feverish and irritated sniff
from recent political strifes: The soft, assuasive
influence ol Literature is needed, to aiiav that
fever, and soothe that irritation. Vice and folly
are rioting abroad .—i hey should be driven bv
indignant rebuke, or lashed by ridicule, into their
fitting haunts. Ignorance lords it over an im
mense proportion of our people : —Every spring
should be set in motion, to arouse the enlighten
ed, and to increase their number; so that the
great enemy of popular government may no lon
ger brood, iike a portentous cloud, over tly: des
tinies of our country. Ynd to accomplish all
these ends, what more powerful agent can be em
ployed, than a periodical on the plan of the Mes
senger ; if that plan be but carried out in prac
tice ? 1
The South peculiarly requires such an agent.
In all the Union, south ot' Washington, there are
but two Literary periodicals! Northward of that
city, there are probably at least twenty-live or
thirty ! Is this contrast justified by the wealth
the leisure, the native talent, or the actual literarv
taste of the Southern people, compared with
those ot the Northern? No: for in wealth, tal
ents and taste, we may justly claim, at least’, an
equality with our brethren ,nd a domestic insti
tution exclusively our own, beyond all doubt, af
fords us, it we choose, tw ice the leisure for read
ing and writing which they enjoy.
It was from a deep sense ol this local want that
the word Southern was engrafted on this peri
odical: and not with an y design to nourish local
prejudices, or to advocate supposed local inter
csts. Far from any such thought, it is the Edi
tor’s fervent wish, to stetne'North and South
bound endearingly together, forever, in the sill;to
bands ol mutual kindness arid affection, tar
from meditating hcsiUily to the north, he has al
ready drawn, and he hopes hereafter to draw,
much ot his choicest matter thence; and happy
indeed wih he deem himself, should his pages, by
making each region know the other better contri
bute in any essential degree to dispel the lowering
clouds that now threaten the peace of both, anil
to brighten and strengthen the sacred tics of fra
1. The Southern Literary Messenger is pub
lished in monthly numbers, ot 64 large super
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**• Oi me new subscribers, by sending tlieii
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at $4 for each.
o. Ihe risk of loss of payments for subscrip
tions, which have been properly committed to the
mail, or to the hands ol a post master, is assum
ed by the editor.
4. Ila subscription is not directed to be dis
continued before the first number of the next vol
ume has been published, it will betaken as a con
tinuance for another year. Subscriptions must
commence with the beginning of the volume,
and will not be taken for less than a year's pub
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subscriber, lor the year, are fully incurred as soon
as the first number ot the volume is issued: and
after that time, no discontinuance of a subscrip
tion will be permitted. Nor will a subscription
be discontinued for any earlier notice, while any
thing thereon remains due, utiles t the option
ol the Editor.
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1.0 the patrons of the Southern Literary Messenger.
Ihe startling cost at which this work has been
established, and is sustained, and the backwa d
ness of many subscribers in fulfilling their pari of
our mutual compact, call indispensably for an ap
peal, not to their liberality—but to their justice.
It punctual payments are ever necessary, they are
pie-eminentiy so in the case of such a publica
tion, purely literary—almost wholly original—
and destitute of the vital aid which newspapers
derive from advertisements.
My all is at stake, in this enterprise.——ls is *
venture, stimulated indeed bv some hope of e
inoluineiit; but founded largely, also upon the
well warranted expectation of rallying Southern
talents and Southern public spirit, around the
drooping and w ell nigh prostrate banner of South*
cm Literature. Since it has now acquired claims
upon Southern justice—can if be, that that 'ire
urged in vain ?
Subscribers then, who are in arrears—and 1«<
them remember, that payment is due in advance,
will, 1 trust, without delay, transmit the mounts
they owe to me, at Richmond, by mail, at my
risk and cost; taking proper evidence of the fact
and date ot mailing; and retaining a memoran
dum of each note sent.
THOMAS W. WHITE.