BY (SAKYWEII & BAH ROW.
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• ewnrt cann’v, Ga. ax I’HKEE DODL VKS a
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The sale of Personal property must be adver
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Notioe to Debtors and Creditors of an estate
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9•' sifcSSL-a Wc fire authorised to
announce ISAAC L- S l REE T
M AN as a candidate for Sheriff ol
® Stev.art county at the next elec
tion. Sej t. 3, 1838. 24
We arc authorised to
S*yannounce I,F.M IS \V ILLIAMS
as a candidate for Tax Collector
' of Stewart county at the election
n Januaiy next. Sept. 8 24
ir. <=3? We are authorised to
WILLIAM A. BELL
a candidate for Receiver oi Lit
Returns for Stewart county at the
January next election. Sept. 8, 1838.
-"come to the TOLLS!
4 N ELECTION Will be h. l l at il.c Co.unus
. Winners lloom in this place, on the Ist Sat
urday m January next, for five Canumisvione;,
f,,r the town, to serve for the year 1809. I ” lls 10
be opened at 10 o'clock, A. M*
15v order of thel»v>ani.
Dee. 15 '37 Till). GARDNER, See.
Town lot* for Sal*.
TIMIE Subsrihcrs will sell on the fust Monday
3 in Jauti rv next, some valuable business
Lots on the West side of the Chattahoochee, just
above Florence, immediately opposite the berry.
The situation is beautiful for the location ot a
town—and from the increasing wealthol the coun
try bordering on the Chatrahoochcc--those who
rui rcha.se lots will be handsomely profiled by the
investment of their money. W hat will make this
town more profitable, is that it is located immedi
atriv above Florence which we have no doubt w ill
greatly enhance its importance, as well as add to
the property of the former place. I turns will be
liberal. Florence Oct. 13th 1838.
ROBERT W. WILLIAMS.
IMPROVED LAND FOR SALE.
VE7TLL be sold, on the ft" ls * Tuesday in.TAN
y\ UARY next, before the court house iloor
>ri the town ot' Lumpkin, the Lot of Lar.d whetr
on the subscriber now lives, being No. 0, tn the
t?2(] district of Stewart.. .The. above land »«"*>"
improved with two settlements of good dw el lings
and out houses, besides about 90 acres cleared
and in fine state for cultivation. Any person wish
ing to purchase would do well to eall and view the
premises before the day ot swle. Terms »isd«
known on the day. ~ VIC!
Dee 8_ _ 3« «
DRS. R.W.&Z. C. WILLIAMS,
HA VI N’G associated themselves in the PR AC
TTCE 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 Southerc clime, they flatter
themselves that they will be enabled to give com
plete satisfaction to their employers.
fine, or both may bo found at their omC® at all
times, when not professionally engaged, conse
quently those who will honor us with a call, may
a!w;ivs expect prompt and immediate attention.
Florence, April 9 A __
WILLIAI R. WAY,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
HAVING located himself in StarkSvillee, Lee
countv. will practice in all the counties o!
the Chattahoochee Circuit, and in Houston and
Fnsonof the Flint, and Dooly of the Southern.
He hopes, by strict attention to the business en
'lusted to his care, to receive a liberal sbaro of
Nov. 15 5t 54 ,
J. A. H. IACOII,
attorney at law,
WSTARKSVILLE. LEE C3UNTY. GEORGIA.
ILL attend the Court* of the CHAT 1 A- ?
HOOCH EE CIRCUIT.
Nov. 35 35 ly __
Atfrmrv At Law,
FJ.PRCNCE. STEWART, COUNTY, GA
LOTS IN FLORENCE,
a The subscriber offers for sale on ac
commodating terms, several Business
and Residence Lots in the town of
Florence, beautifully situated, and one
improved lot with a comfortable dwelling house,
i 011 ihe s.3’ne for sale or rent. Persons w ishing 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 verv
liberal terms. Florence is rapidly thriving and iii
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 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 w ith
any town in Georgia fof»advantages of this kind.
The subscriber also others for Sale ou liberal
terms GOO 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
w ishing to purchase Or view the premises will call
oft Mr. James P. Matthews near the place who is
my authorised agent for the jale of said lands ot
to the subscriber near Florence.
JOHN T. B. TURNER.
the purpose of closing the estate of Asaph
R. Hill, late of Stewart County deceased.
The subsriher will sell at private sale, one third or
the whole of the following property, viz.
ONE COMMODIOUS 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 weH known,
Phcr-ni* Hotel, Furniture
And Lots, in the Town of Florence, at present
occupied by Mr. A. Burnett. Also the large
WAREHOUSE AND FIXTURES,
In the Town of Florence, at present occupied by
Jernigan Laurence ACo Also two unimproved
Lots, in said Town, Nos. 108 and 100 in square
11- high elevated ground for building.
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
arc Lots to suit the merchant or the 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
scribev at Florence Georgia
HENRY W. JERNIGAN Ex’tr.
and partner of A. R. Hill deceaed
* The Subscriber will sell several valuable settle
ments of Land, from 2024 to 1000 acres.
May >6. 1833 9 H. W. JERXI GAN.
ALA BA M A LANDS
NHALF 9 14 30
• S. half 4 14 30
N. half 8 14 30
N. half 7 14 30
9. half 7 14 30
S. half 6 14 30
S. half 11 14 29
S. half 20 18 23
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 31 22 26
E. half 22 13 28
N. half 33 29 26
9. half 32 18 23
W. half 26 16 21
9. half 29 16 25
E. half 2 18 55
Ant of the above Rands will he sold on term*
to suit purchasers, bv application to John I). Pitt#,
Esq. Florence, Ga. or to the subscriber, at Ms
con. J. COWLES.
LAND FOR SALE.
THE subscriber will sell to the
jgjjgtfg highest bidder, on tl?e first Tuesday
in JANUARY" next, the Plantation
where he now lives, lying on the Fort
Gaines road, nine miles north of Lumpkin, con
taining FOUR HUNDRED ACRES oak and
hickory land, with about 125 acres cleared. Per
t ions wishing to purchase would do well to call
and view the premises.
Nov. 6 35 4ff, W. B. SKIRLING.
The Subscriber offers for sale a val-
P uable TRACT OF LAND whereon
he now live#, lying in Stewart county,
one mile and a half from Florence,
containing 1,000 acres, of which there is between
200 and 300 acre* in cultivation. On the i>remi
ses th#re are comfortable bouses, a good GIN
HOUSE, superior GIN and GEAR. Also, a
FIRST RATF, SAW MILL, which has only
been in operation about si* months ; sorronnded
by an ineshaastible quantity of pine timber, near
several towan, sitaated on the Chattahoochee riv
er. The land is rich and l«vel. I have good
spring wytey, and a healthy and beautiful situa
tion for % reehlenee. Any person wishing to pur
chase will call and view th*nrem»ee.
Juiyat 19 corf 4
FLORENCE, GA. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1838.
lands for sale
r I I *Hi subscriber offers his settlement of Land
-* for sale :
Three Hmttfre yf •Merrs.
on the waters oi Lannahassee creek, second qnnl
it' .o ik and hickory land. Good houses on the
premises, with One hundred acres cleared, in a
nice state of cultivation. Said land is near the old
Larmahnvsee town, say three miles. Any person
wishing to purchase a good settlement of Land
would do well to eail and examine fbr himself »s
tluro cao be tour or tivo hteiilruil *n*re4
adjoining mv land to make a settlement. Call oil
the subscriber at Lannahassee.
Get- 6 28 _ JOSEPH M. HARPER.
INFORMATION WANTED. ~
rpHERE was inveigled off from Mai on, Ga.,
A- in the winter of 1831, bv some person, a Boy,
then about ten years old, spare made, black eye*,
rather brown hair, and very fast spoken. Hi* re
al name is MARSHALL DEES, but the indi
vidual who took him oil' may have changed J.is
name. Jt is supposed he is in Dooly county Ga.
Any information relative to him will be thankful
ly received by his brothers and sisters, by address
ing this office.
CL f 1 papers inihe lower part of this State,
who icel for the distresses of orphan children
will please publish the above, and oblige the broth
ers and sisters ol the unfortunate boy, who wish
to remove ta Texas the coining winterer spring,
and wish him to go w ith them.
Oct. 27, 1838, Macon '/V.’egrupA
( CONNECTED with the office of the Mllt-
J KOR, is a splendid assortment of
A nd we are enabled to cxcuto all kind of Job work,
in the neatest manner and at tin* shortest notice.
ot every description will constantly lie kept on
DECT, \ RATIONS,
SHERIFF’S BILLS OF SALE,
L ET. ADM INLSTB ATK >N,
do TEST AM KNT AIIY,
And n great many others for Justices, of the
Peace. Administrators, Executors,Ac.
From the Southern Literary Messenger.
TO A FRIEND AT PARTING.
We part—perhaps to meet no more ;
A ml oft may 1, with fond regret.
Recoil the scenes we've travelled o’er:
Such scenes the heart can ne’er forget.
Loug months—-it may be years-—will roll;
It may be (who can know tkepain
With w hich that thought weighs down the
On earth we ne'er shall meet again.
Through distant lands and stranger climes
Our lot 'twill be to Wander far,
Yet shall our hearts, like cadenced rhymes—
With friendshipfor their polar star—
Together flow unjartring on,
Persuading us with siren strain,
llow hopes exist, til! life is gone,
That we shall haply meet again.
But should such hopes oelusive prove,
And ne'er again that joy we know,
While doomed, apart, alone to rove
Through life’s uncertain hours of wo ;
Then let this last memento be
A link in friendship's holy chain,
To prove my heart still true to thee,
Although we ne’er shall meet again!
A CONSTANT LAY.
“ Cash rules the csrunt.”—Byron.
Constant! who would not be constant and true ?
Faithful! who would not be faithful with von ?
(Fifteen thousand ayear—ready money in plenty!)
You have no cause to doubt, you arc one out of
twenty ! *
You kntnr that I love yout— how can I do less!
1 have flirted with others, at times I confess ;
But those days are past, and I sooner would die
Than flirt with an other (when you're stauding
Don’t talk about Fred, I wa3 fond, I Wuist own,
And he read his own verses with such a sweet tune;
His presents (not presence) were rather more rare,
He gave but one ring—and -a lock of his hair!
Don’t I always dance with you ?—-ami can I do
Don’t I #it by your side when tho dancing is o'er ?
(What! false to the vows of a man with a title,)
Sure 1 yield tb your passion a fitting requital!
When I look on this chain with each brigV gold
Os affection’s deaf fetters I fondly must think !
Forget, while 1 look on the pearls which you
Forget, okile I think on the diamonds you bought?
Forget you with rank and with money *bsUrd!
I never once thought on’t, 1 pledge you Yny wo rd ;
And to prove what I say—shat t still ( omain s?ea
[T»ie first time yoV.-tsk me,- m'y level, fam 'tsiif 3 /
- at'JtS car-Mth-sra t/m-
THE CROOKED STICK.
BT .MRS. S. C. NALL.
“And took the crocked stick at last ?”
I have rarely- known anv one, of either sex.
who deliberated upuu the matrimonial question
i until their hair silvered, and their eye dimmed,
uni ihen became numbered among the “newly
; lvr, l, ’ who did not, according to the old ston,
: " laliC ‘he i-iookcil stiok -« .All. .L...L.1,,.'
will remember the tale,, how the maiden was sent
into a green and beatiful lane, garnished on either
■side by tall and well formed trees, and directed to
choose, cut, and carry off, the most straight and
sternly branch she could find. She might, if she
j pleased, wonder on to the end, but her choice
| must h> made there , if not made before —the
j power of retracing her steps, without the stick,
being forbidden. Straight and fair to look upon
w ere the charming boughs of the lofty trees—fit
! scions ot such noble ancestry ! and each would
have felt honoured by her preference; but the
silly maid wjut On, ft!!:] on, auu thought within
herself, thatflt the teriiiiuatioii of her journey she
could find as perfect a stick as any of those which
then courted iier acceptance. By and bye, tin
aspect of things changed; and the branches she
now encountered were cramped and scragged—
disfigure! with blurs and unseemly warts. And
when she arrived at the teimination of her jour
ney, behold! one miserable, blighted wand, the
must deformed she hail ever beheld, was all that
remained within her reach. Bitter was the pun
ishmeut ot her indecision and caprice. She was
obliged to take the crooked stick, and return with
her hateful choice, amid the taunts and the
sneers of the straight tall trees, who, according
to the. fashion ol the good old fairy times, were
endowed not oniy with locliug and reason, but
Many, 1 fear u e, are ihe crooked sticks which
“the ancient of days,” by a strange infatuation,
compel thcmsoi.es to adopt. Arid much might
be gravely and prnpeiiy said upon this subject,
for the edification of young and old; but the fol
lowing will be better than grave discussion, and
more to the tastes ol those who value scenes
from real life:
“Lady Frances lla/.litt, Charles! Surely the,
most fastidious might pronounce her handsome ?”
“My dear fellow you must permit me to correct
your taste. Observe, 1 pray you, the short chin,
amt that unfortunate nose; it is absolutely ie
“it maybe a little opposed to the line of beau
ty—calculated to overset it. perhaps; but did you
ever see such a glorious brow !”
“Such expressive eyes ?”
“i’shii. Such grace
“Harry," replied the young nobleman, smiling
according to the most approved Chesterfield
principle, removing Ins eyeglass, and looking at
his iiiioo will* much composure, “you had bel
ter, I think, many Lady 1 ranees yourself.”
“You area strange being, my good lord,” re
plied his liieini, aftor a pause. ••] would wager
a good round sum, that, notwithstanding your
rank, fortune, and personal advantages, you will
die—or, at all events, not many until you arc—a
veritable old bachelor. I pray thee, tell me,
what do you require?—A Venus?—A Dima?—
V Juno?—A—. ”
■ Simply,a woman, mv dear fellow; not indeed
one of those beings arrayed in drapery, whom
you see, moving aloug your streets, with Chinese
features, smoke-dried skins, and limbs that might
rival these of a Hercules; nor yet one of your
be seemed, sprder-w listed priininies, who lisp and
amble—-assume a delka y which they never felt,
and grace which they never possessed. My ideas
of woman's perfections—of the perfections, in
tact, which 1 desire, and-—1 inay say”—-(Lord
Charles ViMicrs was certainly a very handsome
and a very fashionable man, and yet his modesty,
1 suppose, made him hesitate in pronouncing the
latter word)—“l may—-1 think— say— dtterce”
gaining courage as he proceeded, “sre not as ex
travagant as those required by your favourite
Hetni Quatre. lie insisted on seven perfections.
1 should feel blessed, if tho lady of my love were
possessed of six.”
“Moderate and modest,” observed bis friend,
laughing. “1 pray yob, tell me what they are ?”
“Noble birth, beauty, prudence, wit, gentleness,
and fidelity.” Sir Harry Beauclcre drew torth
his tablets, and on the corner of the curiously
wrought memorials engraved the qualities Lord
Charles had enumerated, trot with fragile lead,
hot with the sharp point of bis penknife. “Shall
I add,” he inquired, “that these requisites are in
“Most undoubtedly,” replied his lordship.
“Adieu, then Charles—Lady Fiance s car
riage is returning, and «3 you declare fairly off,
1 trnly tell you that 1 willtry to thake an impres
prtssion on her gentle heart; you certainly were
first in the field, but as you arc insensible to such
merit, I cannot think yon either deserve to win or
wear it. Adieu! au recior !” Aftd with a deeper
and more prolonged salute than ,thc prevent com - j
tesies of life are supposed to require, ths two !
Jrouag fashiouables separated—one lounjii.g li i
essly towards ths then narrow and old fasuiuiied
gate which led from Hyde P#rk into Piccadilly,
trolling snatches of the last cavatina, which the
singing of a Mara or a Yillington had rendered
fashionable ; the other proceeding, with the firm
and animatsxi step that telle plainly of a fixed
purpose, to w«et the respectable family carriage
graced by the really charming Frances, only
danghterof the Earl of Heaptown.
e • » • •
To look forward for a period of five and twenty
years blabchts many a fair cheek, and excites the
glow of hope and enthusiasm in those of vigorous
and determined character; while the beauty
trembles lot her empire-—the statesman for his
('plans- the monarch even far l)is throne—those
Vol. I.—No. 38.
win- hare nothing to lose, and every thing to gain,
i.*g,*.i tiie future as an ur,definable sorneUtin »
regnant with light and life; t<> such, dinmond
-e are the tsaudi that sparkle in the hourglass of
fline, while the withered hand which holds the
n.slit vc-st iis unheeded or unseen. So be it—
-<», doubtless, it i< best. One of the choicest
bles. igs i>-..10w ed by the Creator on the crea
tni'e, G a InqH-.'t! %;.irji!
*’* * « •
1 ivi.-nnd twenty summers had passed over the
Inow or Lor'f ( lie)!e> 1 il!k-i« since Sir Harry
RcaucJ . in ’rd on hb tablet the six inrlispcnsa
b!< qua..ties tlie ViViV.g o..Me«ne>> require
in his vv.fe. Tl e lord rtill remained an unmar
iied, and an a h .red man, si eking to find some
lady worthy his affections. It is true that some
of tHe young ere iter -s, just Come out, on whose
cheek ilie blush ot i noccnrc and modesty still
glowed, and «l ose ‘untutored eye prated most
earnestly of what passed in tbs sacred citadel,
called heart—such cr aiures, I say, did discover,
to the sad annoyance of their s|»eeularing moth
ers, and sensib e -(Heaven bless the word!)—
sensible chaperons, that Lord OliarJe’s on r e
beautiful hair was now ;:,“J?bted to “the Tyrjap
dye” for its gloss and hue; add that, moreover, a
most ingenious scalp mixed its artificial rin"iets
with his once exqusitc curls, that the belles (wham
a few years h:id rendered staid mammas, and even
grand-—1 cannot finish tlic horrid word) used to
call, in playful poetry, “Cupid's bowstrings.
Then his figure had grown rotund; he sat long
; Iter dinner, prided himself upon securing a cook
fully equal to Ude—-(1 write it wiili all possible
respect)—equal to Eustache Ude in his best days;
descanted upon the superiority of pheasant dres
sed . n srulantine to that seved iu espic jelly:
and gained immortal honour at a committee of
taste, by adding a most pti/nanl and delightful iu
grcilt mt to Mr. Dolby's "Sauce ull' Aurore
These propensities are sure symp
toms of increasing years and changing constitu
tion; but there were characteristics of “old boy
ishness” about Lord Charles, which noted
a delightfil gentleman "of a certain acre.” A
rich silk handker* lfef was always carefully folded,
and placed within the bosom of his exquisitely
made -Suit/,, ready to ".ap rouad his tlnou! when
lie quitted ihe delightliil crush room of thu
delightful Opera, to ascend his carriage: then ah
occasion and twinge reminded him o'” the existence
oi gout— a most unpiensant remitiiscente in the.
g dopatle, which he w s hardy—l had almost said
Jaoi -hardy-—enough to attempt. Had he not
been so perfectly wc’.l bred, he would have been
considered touchy and testy; the excellent disci
phne of the cld s liooi fortunately preserved him
Iroin those bachelor like crimes, at all events iu
ladies’ society; :u i whatever spleen he had he
w isely only vented cm tijo.'C who could not return
it; namely, his poor relations, his servants, arid,
occasionally, but not often (for ho was a member
of the society for preventing cruelty to animals,)
on his dogs and horses. However, his figure was
as erect, if not as graceful as ever; and many u
fair lady sighed at the bare idea of his enduriqg.
to the end in single misery.
Sir Harry Beauclcre never visited London ex
cept during the sitting of Parliament; and it was
universally allowed that lie discharged his duties
as M. P. for his native county with y.eal and in
dep ,ndence. Wqudet ful to say, he neither ratted,
nor sneaked; and yet Whigs, Tories, and Radi
cal-t, treated him with deference and respect. He
had lung been the husband of her, who, when our
sketch was commenced, was known as Lady Fran
ces Lia/.litt: and it would be rare to behold u
more charming assembly of handsome and happy
taees th ui their tire-side circle i*resented at the
celebration of merry (.’hristmas. The younger
portion of this family were, noisily altd husilv oc
cupied at a game of forfeits, while those who
considered themselves the elders of the juvenile
set, sat gravely discussing matters of domestic or
public interest with their parents, when a thun
dering peal at the portal announced the arrival of
some benighted visiter. lam not about to in
troduce a hero of romance at such an unseemly
hour—only our old acquaintance Lord Charles,
who claimed the hospitality of his friend as pro
tection against an impeding snow storm. When
the family had retired for the night, a bottle Os
royal Burgundy was placed on the tabic as the
the sleeping cop of the host and bis gnest; old
times were reverted to; and .Sir Harry fancied
that there was more design than accident in the
visit with which he had beeu honoured. This
feeling was confirmed by Lord Charles drawing
his chair, m a confidential manner, towards his
friend, and observing that “he was a lucky and <■
hi.ppy fellow to be blessed with so lovely a family
and so amiable and domestic a companion.’’ Sir
Harry smiled, and only replied that he was hap
py ; and he hoped his friend would not quietly
sink into the grave without selecting some partner,
whose smiles would gild the evening of his days,
&c. A'c. A fine sentimental speech it was, but ill
timed ; for the gallant bachelor suficrcd it to pro
ceed liule farther then “evening,” when he ex
claimed—“ Faith, Sir Harry, you must have
strange ideas. Evening! I consider myself iu
the prime and vigour of existence; and I have
serious ideas of changing my condition—it is
pleasant to settle before one falls into the sere and
withered leaf. And akhough, as I said before, 1
feel myself in the very vigour of life, yet it i*
time to determine. You are considerably my
senior -- ”
* Only a few months, my dear friend : my birth •
day in May, yours in the Januaiy of the next
“Indeed! Weil, to tell you the truth (it is;
however a profound secret, and I rely on your
friendship,) I am really a married man | —
There—l knew i should surprise you. I shall
suprise every body.”
“Most sincerely do I wish you joy, my dear
lord, and donbt not your choice is fixed upon on*,
who will secure your happiness. lam sure Lady
Frances Will be delighted at an iatroduction.-r-.
Yout pardon one moment, while I rejate a mosi
exfraordinarv coincidence, Do )*s reujetnht'