THE subscribers have, and will keep constant
ly on hand, a large and well assorted stock of
FANCY AND STAPLE DRY GOODS,
Hardware anil 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
10 „ Sacking,
20 doz. Napkins,
ALSO, A LARUE AND ELEGANT ASSORTMENT OF
Hats, Caps, Boots and Shoes,
Domestics, Sattinets, Cassimers,
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 Sc 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 Satin Bosoms, Collars, See. See.
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
Rridlrs Sarldlos, Tfarf in^Tils,
RIDING WHIPS, DRIVER’S WHIPS, A'e.
All of which will be sold on such terms as will
suit purchasers, who are respectfully invited to
JERNIGAN, LAURENCE & Cos.
April 9 2
CHEAP CASH STORE.
PIT [IE subscriber has brought on from New
J- York, a supply of
4'hiap ami fashionable Goods,
suitable both to the times and season, consisting
of the following articles, viz.
Bleached and brawn 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, plain, Swiss and Mull Muslins,
•do do Bobbineli,
Bobbiuctt Lace and Edging,
Worked Muslin Capes and Collars,
do Cuffs and iufants 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,
Bonnets and Hats,
TOGETHER WITH AN ASSORTMENT OF
oesides various other articles too tedious to men
tion. A. G. MARSHALL.
Florence, June 1) 11
TYtllE subscribers, in addition to their former
-i stock have received a fresh supply of
Dry Goods anil Cutlery,
from Charleston and Augusta, making then as
sortment tolerably good. They are now offering
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, Frcnch Callico,
French Muslins, a splendid article,
. Diaper, Nankeen, Domestics, Checks,
A variety of gentlemen and ladies Hose and
Shoes, Hats, Cotton Cassimere,
With a variety of other articles not enumerated.
Our customers and the public generally are invi
ted to call and examine for themselves.
June 9 11 GARDNER Sc HARVEY.
0R S R. W. &Z. C, WILLIAMS,
HAA r ING associated themselves in the PR AC
TICE OF MEDICINE, respectfully ten
der their professional services to the citizens of
FLORENCE and the surrounding country.
From their extensive acquaintance with diseas
es appertaining to a Southerr clime, they flutter
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 net professionally engaged, conse
quently those who will honor ub with a call, may
always expect prompt and immediate attention.
Florence, April 9 2
\ LL persons indebted to A. R. Hill Sc Cos.
H. VV. Jernigan Sc Cos. Hill, Jernigan
& Cos. Hill, Laurence & Cos. Jernigan Lau
rence Sc Cos. Jernigan, Gachet Cos. and W.
D. Hill, are requested to make immediate pay
ment as longer indulgence cannot be given.
May 25, 1838. 9 H. W. JERNIGAN,
for all Concerned.
BY the subscribers 100 sacks SALT, for
JERNIGAN, LAURENCE <fc Cos.
April 9. IR3P.
Attorney at Law,
FLORENCE, STEWART, COUNTY GA
Apf-l 18 ts
UFI HE subscribers would respectfully inform the
A inhabitants of Florence, Stewart county and
the adjoining country, that they have refitted the
store formerly occupied by Mr. J. M. Miller, and
more recently by Wm. Stafford, Esq. on Centre
street, where they are now opening
A NEW AND SPLENDID ASSORTMENT OF
tPK V GOODS,
HATS, BOOTS. SHOES, & BROGANS.
Ladies ami Misses Bonnets,
Hard and Hollow Ware,
WAGON AND CART BOXES, See. See.
The above stock has just been selected from the
New York ai>d Boston markets.
ALSO, A LARGE STOCK OF
CACON—HAMS, SIDES AND SHOULDERS,
Eloitr. Liard, Sugar «V Coffee,
BRANDT, RUM, WHISKEY,
IVINES AND CORDIALS.
All of which they offer for sale on the most rea
ANDREWS Sc BEMIS.
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, &c.
A Sc B.
“ FORWARDING AND COMMISSION '
fisa the City of f*f. Joseph, Fla.
The undersigned have formed a
J Jffl copartnership under the firm of
wmmmm anderson stark a Cos.
for conducting a Forwarding and
Commission Business, and have undertaken the
construction of Commodious Warehouses in St.
Joseph, Tola, and the Cliipola Depot, for the stor
age of Cotton and other agricultural productions.
We pledge our best exertions for the interest of all
concerned, and respectfully solicit a share of con
fidence from the public.
\V. ANDERSON, J. B STARR,
A: W. E. ANDERSON.
August 11, 1838 20.
be sold on the first Tuesday in DE
▼ v 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 ttie 28th district
formerly Lee, now Sumter county, the same be
longing to the estate of Philip Troy, deceased—
lo 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. Id
months after date application will be
made to the honorable the Inferior court ot
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. Id
FOUR 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 RICH’D KIDD.
FOUR MONTHS after date, application will
be made to the Inferior Court of Stewart
county, when sitting for ordinary purpose?, for
leave to sell the lands belonging to the estate of
George Shaw, deceased.
JOHN BLACKSIIEAR, Adm’r.
June 9, 1838. 11
FOUR 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 Blufonl Spence, late of said
county deceased, for the benefit of the heirs and
JAMES IIILLIARD, Adm'r.
April IG, 1838. 3
OUR niiiiths 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 IG, 1838.
OUR 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 the
estate of Lewis Dupree, seu. late of Stewart
county, deceased, both real and personal.
LEWIS DUPREE, jr. Adm’r.
June 25,1838. 13
GE OR GI A—Su m ter Cos un t tj.
'V\/ r HEREAS 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 of July, 1838.
= Vs ' J ACOB W. COBB, c. c. o
T HEREBY give noticcthat I will make appli
*- cation to the next Superior Court of Baker
conntv, I 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 Sutton, late of said
JUDITH SUTTON, Widow.
May 25,1838. 9td.
F E H A L ElcriOOL
MISS MARGARET HARVEY, of Ma
con will open a FEMALE SCHOOL in
this place on Monday next, 9th inst. in the new
house built by A. DeLaunay, Esq. in the North
ern part of town.
July 7, 1838.
PAY YOUR TAXES.
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 Rino.
Aug. 4 19 J. P. HARY EY, Collector
THE GEORGIA MIRROR.
M int svlJjE,
FOR the purpose of closing the estate of Asaph
R. Hill, late of Stewart County deceased.
The subsriber will sell at private sale, one third or
the whole of the following property, viz.
ONE COMMODIOUS NEW STORE HCjSc AND LOTS,
The well known stand of Hill Laurence Sc Cos.
Lumpkin Ga. Also 34 acres Land adjoining
said Town, handsomely situated for private resi
dence. Also the well known,
Pha’iiix isotri. 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
Jernigan Laurence Sc Cos Also two unimproved
Lots, in said Town, Nos. 108 and 109 in square
11- high elevat ’d ground for building. Also about
§20,000 worth of
. is so rted • Her eh an di ze.
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 tiie settler. Also
27 shares of the Capital Stock in the St. Josephs
Rail Road & Canal 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 \\ r . JERNIGAN Ex’tr.
aal Dirtier of A. It. - Jill drceaerl
The Subscriber will sell several valuable settle
ments of Land, from 202-3 to 1000 acres.
May2s, 1838 9 IT. W. JERNIGAN.
Columbus Enquirer and Southern Re
corder will please give the above three insertions
and forward their accounts for pavment.
LOTS IN FLORENCE,
The subscriber offers for sale on ac
.«k Ft* commodating terms, several Business
'NEvisf a.ul Residence Lots in the town of
vUNiVi’tSb Florence, beautifully situated, and one
improved lot with a comfortable dwelling house,
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
1 would also remark that the citizens are ma
king arrangements to have fine schools established
both Male and Female—which are now in opera
tion. A fine female Academy is in contempla
tion which will 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 Irwinton,
5 miles from the former place. The situation is
beautiful and healthy, the water good. Persons
wishing to purchase or view the premises will call
on Mr. James P. Matthews near the place who is
my authorised agent for the sale of said lands or
! to the subscriber near Florence.
JOHN T. B. TURNER.
July 23,1833 18
NHALF 9 14 30
• 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 ?G 19 29
S. half 3G 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 I). Pitts,
Esq. Florence, Ga. or to the subscriber, at Ma
con. J. COWLES.
July 26 18
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Ordinances of the town of Florence, passed by the
Board of Commissioners, Jane 25, 1338.
THE board of Commissioners met according
to adjournment, members present,
R. W. Williams, intend ant, Joseph M. Miller,
Benj. 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
su 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 pennt 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. And be it 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 the 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 farther 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 said,
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 tiling calculated
to disturb the peace ami good order of the com
munity. And any person or persons so offending
be brought before the incorporated authorities ol
the 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 lore
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, '1 iiat 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
certts 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 of ten cents on every 100
dollars; the person giving in to swear to the high
est amount of stock or merchandize which lie may
have had on hand, between the first day 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 town, 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 fax 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 ofss.
On all pleasure Carriages a Tax of 25 cents per
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
Gn each and every collection of animals or
Birds exhibited for money, a Tax of $lO, and all
Showmen or Juggler, proprietors of wax figuies,
animals or Birds, every circus or equestrian com
pany. before they shall he 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 enteringupon the discharge of
his duties shall take an oath for the saiths ul per
formance of his duty, and give bond and security,
in the sum of three thousand dollars, and that he
proceed forwi! lUto 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 tlieir 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
R. W. WILLIAMS. Intendant.
T. GARDNER, Sec.
BE.il Ordained, That no person or person
shall bathe in the Chattahoochee river, with
in the incorporated limits of the town of Florence,
above Centre street—any person or persons so of
fending, shall be subject to a line of One Dollar.
And be it further Ordained, That if any per
son or persons shall fire 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 j
or they shall be fined in the sum of One Dollar; j
and if any slave or slaves shall violate this Ordin
ance, he or they shall receive twentv lashes on tjie
bare back. R. W. WILLIAMS, lntend’t.
Tho. Gardner, Sec .
June 18 13
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will, I trust, without delay, transmit the mounts
they owe to me, at Richmond, by mail, at m.v
risk and eost • faking proper evidence of the fact
and date of mailing; and retaining a memoran
rium of each note sent.
THOMAS W. WHITS*