§,f>t Sheriff sales.
'ITT 11,1, br sold on the lira! Tuesday in
W MAY next at the Court House iu
Starksvtlle, within the usual hours «i sale
the following property to wit:
Lot of land No. 31, iu the lfoh distort j
•of iL.ee crttiwiv. levied on as the property ol I
Fit Johii'O'i/to satisfy :t Fi Fa issued tiom \
lilt: smi .-m.r court ot Hancock county, iu I
fivol t.t L'Vi.l E. Culviu, VS S.ild Kit J.. 111- j
Dennis f ecciT mm! Darius Gilbert ; j
j»»<»j>e.:V |>'» .ted out by Dar’ttis Gilbert.
Lot No. 115, in the tlo.d district ol Etc]
.county, ievied on as tin- |>ro|*eity ol I*. J. J
51 lit ray, to satisfy a Ft Fa issued lYtmi toe !
Superi") court ol ll.ill county, in tavur ol
Archibald Boggs vs said I*. J. Mutiny
ami John Whelcitel ecunty jiroj ei ty poiu
tted out hy David Whelchel.
tLot ol laud No led, in the loth district
of originally .Dooly now Lee county, levied
on a.s the .property of Samuel Story, to sat
isl'y three Fi Fas issued from a just ce’s
court of I.reco, in lavof <>t John A. l ord
bearer, vs James Moore and Samuel Story.
Levy iiitnle and returned by a constable.
Lots "Nos. 2UB, 203, 21 ts. and 211, in the
35th district of originally Dooly now Lee
county, levied on as the properly <d b. <*•
Sheffield, to satisfy stnidjy Fi Fas issued
from a justice’s court ol Lee county, in
I ivor of William W Mao nil, Adm r ot H.
Mauml. deceased vs Elias Oliver anti K,
O. Sheffield. Levy made and returned to
me by a constable.
One negro girl named Jane, about 12 or
13 years old, levied on as the property ol
William „M. Tate, to satisfy sundry I' i 1 as.
one from the inferior court ol Lee comity
infavorol James and George W. Huckahy
v s said Wut. M, Tate , one from the supe
rior court ot Lee county in favor ol George
]?. Kmg v> Win. M. Tate and Isaac Tison,
and lour Fi Fas from a justice's court of
Dee county in I tvor ol Fason 'l’isoti and
.others vs Wm. M. Tate.
One e o; nj wagon and team levied on ns
lie properly of Abraham Lord, to satisfy a
Fi Ka issued from t lie superior court of Lee
county, in favor of John M. McLendon vs
John S. .lirkms and A. Lord. Property
pointed out by W. 11. May, plaintiffs at
■One dark bay horse, about 12 years old,
one barouche and 50 head of hogs more or
less, levied on as the property of Turner
Hun*, jr. to satisfy a Fi Fa from the interior
court of Monroe countv, in favor of E.
Hell &(’o. vs Turner Hunt jr. and Benja
8 or 10,000 weight of seed cotton, levied
on "as the property of Samuel Denton to
satisfy a fi. fa. from t lie Superior court of
Lee county, in favor of Samuel Lindsey,
vs. said Denton.
Lots of land, Nos. 280, 281, aud frac
tions Nos. 282, and 283 in the Uth Dist.
of Lee county, levied on as the property ol
George Wyche to satisfy a fi. fa. from ihe
Superior court of Lee county in favor of
the Bank of llawkinsville. vs. said Wyche.
Lot No. 22 iu the 14tli Dist. of Lee
-couny, levied on as ttte property ol Gissin
diner to satisfy a fi. fa. from the Superior
court of Lee county, in favor of Alexander
Daniel, vs. said Grissindiuer.
March 30. 1840. Sheriff.
Sumter Sheriff Sates.
'IVTILL he sold on flic first Tuesday in
t MAY next, before the Court
House door in the Town of Americus Sum
ter couut.v, within the usual huuvs of sale
the follow ing property to wit. .
One lot of land No. 105, in the 29th dis
trict formerly Lee now Sumter county, lev
lied on as the property of Jesse Bowers, to
satisfy one Fi Fa from Macon county inferi
or court, in favor nf Griffin & Puree, vs said
Bowers—-property pointed out by plaintiffs'
Also, G 8 acres of land, levied on as the
property of Gabriel Parker, to satisfy one
Fi Fa from a justice's court of Sumter
county, m favor ol" Davis Smith, vs said
Parker, ii being a part of Im of laud, No.
3G5, in the 28th district of originally Lee,
now Sumter county, whereon Im now lives;
levy made and returned to me hy a consta
Also, D. J. Justice’s interest in lot of land
No 36, in the 17th district of Sumter comi
ty, levied on to satisfy sundry Fi Fas from a
justice’s court of Houston county, iu favor
of Turner Coley bearer, vs H. Sutton, prin
cipal, A. Sutton and D. J. Justice endorsers;
property pointed out by A Sutton, levy
made ,nd returned to tne by a constable.
Also, two lots of land, Nos. 118 anil 141,
in the 27th district formerly Lee now Sum
ter county, levied on as the property of
Reuben B. Pickett, to satisfy one Fi Fa
from Sumter inferior court, in favor of Ed
win F. Birdsong, vs said Pickett, property
pointed out by defendant.
Also, two lots of land No. 185, in the 27ih
district, No 149, in the 17th district, one
town lot No. 1, under letter F. in the town
■of Americus,all of Sumter county, levied
■on as the property of James Lynes, to sat
isfy one Fi Fa from Sumter superior court
in Savor of A. Wood &, Go. vs James Lynes
maker, Lewis Joiner, Josiah W, Ogden and
James F. Ogden endorsers, prop trty [ ont
edout by W. Brady.
Also, lot of land No. 102 in the 27tliDis.
of Sumter county, levied on as the property
of.latnes W. Baity, to satisly one ft. fa. from
a Justices court of Suuitei comity, in favor
of John W. Evans, vs. James W. Baity aud
Green M. Wheeler. Property pointed out
by Green M. Wheeler. Levy made and
returned to me by a Constable.
Also'own lot No. 1, under letter IT. in
Ihe town of Americus, Sumter county, le
vied ~n as the properly of Lewis J Kant
s'v, and William S. Ramsey, to satisfy one
Fi Fa from Sumter superior court, in favor
of John J. Hudson vs Lewis J. Ramsey
and William S. Ramsey, properly pointed
out by plaintiff.
Also, the pliovc named town lot No. L
tinder letter 11. in the town of Amcricu s ,
Sumter county, levied on as the property
of WilliamS. Ramsey, to satisfy one Fi Fa
fiom Sumter Inferior court, in favor of l
oaac McCrary vs said Ramsey. Property
pointed out I>v plaintiff,
JOHN 11. BLOUNT, Sheriff.
March 30, 1840.
fiho trill be sold as obore, on the first Tues
day in JVM' next ,
Fight ne"rocs. Bob, a man, 37 years-old ;
p.rckv a woman 30 years old , PvrUna. a
woman 25 v, ars old ; Jackson a boy 9 years
old; Matiliew a boy 6 years old ; Matilda
a girt ' yearn old; Seaborn a buy 3 veins
oil; Harriet a girl 5 years old ; also 5 bead
ol Imrses, 20 lead of stock cattle, marked
as t How .- in aud split iu the right ear,
swallow fork and under niek in the left year;
>md also wo yo' oof oxen---all ievitnl on a*
the property of William H ill, to satisfy one
mortgage I", Ft from Sumter Superior
youri.ii favor of L-vi Justice, attorney in
• i > ■ ■> ' ' -> • ■ >rs Wut. Halt.
Bkcv t',» p’-’uHoJ out In sai l Fi Fa.
Also, six lotsofland, N05.215, 216. 201.
in the 30th district, Nos 157, 133, 156, in
the 26th district formerly Lee now Sumter
county ; all levied on as the property of
William Hall, to satisfy one mortgage Fi
Ka from Sumter Snperinr court in favor of
Dempsey J. Justice vs William Hall, prop
ei»v pointed out iu said Fi Fa.
' ‘ JOHN 11. BLOUNT. Sh’ff.
March 30, 1840.
In S'ricarl Sujierioi Couil February Tam
ft T appealing!' the court by the petition
1 o. .'•atupsori Bell, that Na. lianiel Harper
of said c.ii lily, did, oil the Jglhday ol May,
in the vo».rol our Lord eighteen hundred
and tluriy nine, make, sign, seal and delivet
to the said Sampson B< 11, a certain mortgage
deed to a certain lot of land in the twenty
fifth dislric. of Stewart county, and known
and distinguished in the plan of said dis'ricl
by lot Number one hundred and ninety six.
containing two hundred two and a half acres,
(.in said deed written more or le*ss) lor secu
ring the payment of a cert <<ti promissory
note, made, executed and delivered to tbo
said Sampson Bell, by the said Nathaniel
Harper, on ihe thiiteeuth day of May in the
year aforesaid, his own proper band to said
note being subset ilie<l, the date whereof is
the day and year aforesaid, whereby the said
Nathaniel premised to pay the said Samp
sou or boater, the sum of two hundred and
ten dollars, on or before ihe ivenlyditth lay
ol December next after the date thereof, fur
value received of him ; and the said Samp
son Beil having petitioned l|iis court to fore
close said mortgage, shewing that said note
is still due and unpaid, It is mi motion of
Charles S, Gaubleu attorney for said Bell,
Ordered, that the said Nathaniel Harper do
pay into Court, oil or befoic the first day of
th" t:cxt term of this court, the principal
and ii tercet due on s id mortgage and note,
to wit; the sum ol two hundred find ten dol
lars principal with interest on the same, fronr
the twenty fifth (Jay-of December-, eighteen
humhe-d aud ihirty-nine, and that in default
thereof llieeuuity of redemption on the said
mortgaged premises he forever burred and
foreclosed; ami that service of tins rule he
perfected ott the said Nathaniel Harper, ei
ther by publication in one of the public Ga
zette ol this State, once a month for four
months, or he served personally on the said
Nathaniel nr his special agent or attorney,
at least three months previous to the next
CHARLES S. GUTLDEN,
A true extract from the minutes of the
Superior court, March 24. 1841).
mint M. GRESHAM, Clerk.
$55 KHWAIf D.
S r| RAYED or stolen from the subscri
ber in Randolph (. out ty Gn. on tire
13th ultimo, a light eolored chesnut sorrel
mare, with a (lax ct.'ored mane and tail one
white hind foot, a blaze in Iter forehead lea
ding to one nostril, also asttnk place behind
her light shoulder blade, large enough to
lay your thumb in. Sheas very sway back
ed, is about ten years old and will either trot
The above reward will be given for the
apprehension of the marc and thief or thir
ty dull us for the thief, aud twenty live dol
lars for the mare.
The Columbus Inquirer tviil |dense give
this three insertions and forward their nc
ount to me for payment.
[I any information can ho obtained
y any person, they will please to direct
their letters to Summerfield Post Office
March 18th 1840 51 31*
RANAWAY Irom the subscriber about
the Bth March, a negro man about
21 years old, daik complexion, six feel
high, •mil weighs one hundred and eighty
or ninety pounds. When spoken to, usu
ally smiles, and one ofliis upper front teeth
small and shorter than the rest. No other
The above reward will be given to any
person who will deliver said negro to the
subscriber, in Lee county, or ten dollars
will he given for his confinement in jail so
that 1 can get him. The boy may probably
state, if taken up, that lie belongs to Isaac
(J. Edwards, as I purchased him from said
JOSHUA C. WYCHE.
March 21, 1840. 4t 51
IRWINTON & SIREN
rpilE public are respectfully informed
-fl- that the steamers 1 rwintos and Sirk.x
will run as regular packets between FLOR
ENCE and APALACHICOLA, (touching
t Iola,) leaving each place alternately, eve
ry Wednesday and Saturday. The patron
age of the public is respectfully solicited.
Freight and passage, at customary rates,
for which apply to the Captainsun board, or
BEALL, lIILL & LAURENCE,
FIELD tc MORGAN, Irwinton.
DODGE, KOLB & McKAY,
Florence, August 20 20
Ware B3o!G:> <V C’oiiimis*ion
f HHI E subscribers having
r $> jg I purchased the Ware
l ' ' ' riria House lately occupied by
.4- ■■""■'tf'W* John I). Pifts & Cos. have as
sociated themselves together for the pur
pose of transacting a general COMMIS
SION BUSINESS, under the name and
BEALL, MILL & LAURENCE.
As our attention will be particularly directed
to the receiving and forwarding goods and
cotton, we shall make every arrangement
necessary, for storing and taking care of the
The business will be conducted by Mr.
A. W. I iit.r., and we pledge ourselves that
nothing shall be wanting on our [tarts to give
genera! satis'action. With these assuran
ces, we hope to receive a litre i al share of pub
E. T. BEALL,
A. W. HILL.
M. J. LAURENCE.
July 20 15
Slu ueh of Keys JLast.
ON Monday evening the 2nd. hist . tha
subscriber lost in the road or lane near
Doctor Reese's, u small hunch of keys on a
steel ring. The finder will be suitahl re
warded by leaving them at this office, o r at
my house three miles from Florence,
J L. BULL,
March. 6th 1840.
rTlHEfirmof Gkatt.ili-ABoxxfr being J
J. dissolved the subscriber continues to i
practice law iu the Couuties of the ChaMa- I
hoocltee Circuit. His office, atCuthbert |
Raudolpb County Ga.
WHITMEf L J. BONNER.
April Ist 1840 51 ts
HE undersigned having dissolved co
partneishipin the Mercantile business,
and Robert G.Cnriihem having relinquish
ed unto Edmund W. Randle si! claims to
and interest in the books and papers possess
ed of them in their copartnership capacity,
all persons therefore who arc yet indebted to
ie late firm of Caritbers <Nc Randle will in
future settle with Edmund W. Randle on- I
But the said Robert G. Carithers is not I
erelty exempted from his liability to pay 1
i lie debts created against the said firm whilst
R. G. CAIUTHERS.
E. W. RANDLE.
March 9ili 1840 51 ts
fffJHE copartnership heretofore existing
JL between A. B. C. Winfrey and J. B.
Morgan has been, ibis day by mutual
consent, dissolved. The business ofthe con
cern will be settled by J. B. Morgan or his
agent L. C. Morgan.
J. B. MORGAN.
A. B. C. WINERY.
Feb. 7 1840
I HEREBY' forwaru all persons from tra
ding for a promts try note given by tr my
elf to George B. Perry lor Two Huudied
and Sixty dollars, dated about the 15th
March, 1839, and due Ist January 1840.
As the consideration for which said note was
given liavs failed, Ido not intend to pay
the same unless compelled by Law.
March 4. 1840 48 3t
HE firm of W. E. WIMBERLY <fcco.
A and A. B. Leoueur <N co. is this day
dissolved by mutual consent. The unset
tled business will be attended to. by W. E.
Win.berly and A. B. Lesneur and all per
sons intleb'ed to the firm are resuee'fully
sokeited to come forward and make imme
W. E. WIMBERLY.
A. B. LESC EUR.
R. G. CARITHERS.
April 2nd 1840 51 lm
f|)HE subscriber being desirous of cmi
JL grating to the west, now oli'ers forsalo
hie entire possessions of land, consisting el
four Ii ts, three hundred and seventy acres
of which are under cultivation and well ad
opted to tite production ol Corn and Cot
'on, I will also sell wit it my land, tny interest
in a fust rate saiv and grist mill adjacent to
an inexhaustible quantity of Pine timber,
and situated in a dense neighborhood, said
premises are situated on the road leading
from Lumpkin to Irwinton Ala. nine miles
from the former and eighteen miles from th p
latterpiace. Persons who are anxious ol
purchasing a valuable settlement of laud
with every convenience requisite to ,'euder
the place perfectly delightful would do well
to call and exnmiue tny settlement. 1 will
sell on such terms as n .11 suit the purchaser
F- 1). W 1 MB ERL''
Feb. 5,1839. 45 2m
ALL persons are cautioned against trad
ing for a certain promissory note gDen
by the subscriber for one hundred and sev
enty seven dollars dated in January or Feb
ruary 1839, and due one day after date made
payable to Lewis Lee having four credits
on it first $20,65, second $36.00, third $15,0
fourth $43,00 dates of credit uot recollect
ed. As I have [raid said note and cannot
get it in nty possession 1 tun determined not
to pay the same or any part thereof unless
compelled by law
March. 16 1840. 3t 50.
\ LL persons are cautioned against tra
xV ding for a certain note, signed by he
ultseiiber for three hundred dollars, da'te
in the mouth of Deer, or Nov. last, and due
25th Deer, next, or on the Ist January 1841
(not recollected which) made payable, to
A. B. C. Winfrey or bearer, —as there is
a failure on the part of said Winfrey, in per
fotming his obligation to me, lam deter
mined not to pay said note unless compelled
€. A. SMITH.
Feb. 00th 184(1. ts 46
Entire 7 14 30
I N.lialf 8 14 30
S. half 4 14 30
S. half 0 14 30
S. half 11 14 29
S. half 34 19 28
W. half 29 16 26
S. half 20 18 28
K. half 21 22 26
S. half 32 18 28
N. half 33 20 26
W. half 26 15 24
S. half 29 16 25
N. half 9 14 30
E. half 2 18 26
Entile 33 15 25
Any of the above Lands will lie sold on
crin* to suit purchasers, hy application to
John D. Fitts, Esq. Florence, Ga. or to the
subscriber, at Macon.
ept 3 __ J COWLES
HAVING beet) so fortunate as to secure
the services of Mrs. Dunham a la
dy cmi ently qualified, both as instructress
and governess of young ladies, the various
departments are now in successful opera
Board can be obtained with respectable
families from Bto sl2 per mouth. Terms
of tuition as heretofore. Second quarter
of | resent session commences Wednesday
March 14. 1840 2t 49
EOS TP ONED S A iJeT
ILL be sold on the first Tuesday in
H May next, Lot of Land in the 6th
district of Early county. No. 263, according
to the last w ill and Testament of James
Spears, late of Laurens county, deceased.
E. C. DUNCAN, ) ~ .
LEWIS J. RAMSEY. \ Kx rs ’
In right of his wife.
Feb. 22, 1840 48
EEATLIf EXECUTED AT THIS OFFICI.
Felt. 20th 1840
WILLIAM R MAY
Attorney at Law,
STARKSVILLFf. Lee county, Ga. wil
practice in all the counties ot the Chat
tahoochee circuit. •
March 10 48 lv __
VTtTILL be sold, agreeably to an order ol
Ir the inferior Court of Stewart coun
ty, when sitting for ordinary purposes, on the
first Tuesday In Nlay next, before tbe
Court House door in the Town ol Lump
kin, Stewart couitty, all the real estate of
J<dw A.-Sherling, late of Stewart county,
deceased, viz: one half of Lots Nos. 32 and
33, in the 33d dis'rictof originally Lee. now
Stewait county. Also, eieht negroes. Ail
sold for the benefit of the heirs and creditors
of said deceased. Terms made kuowu on
the day of sale.
WILLIAM B. SUER LING, ( . . .
JAMES WEBB. J Adm rs
Feb. 12, 1840 45 ,
AGREEABLE to an order olthe honor
able Inferior Court of Lee County
when silting for ordinary purposes, will be
sold on the first Tuesday in Aprial next, be
tween the usual hours of sale, before the,
Court house door in the town oT Newton.
Baker county, lot of land No 365 inthe Ist
dist. of formerly Early now Baker County,
as the property of Silas .Mercer late of Lee
County, diseased, Sold for the Beuelit of
'lit hears and creditors of said diseased,
terms mode known on the day of sale.
ANN MERCER Adinrx.
March 3rd 1840. 49
months after dale, application
will be made to the honorable the in
ferior court of Lee county, when sitting as
a ct urtol ordinary, tor leave to sell the rca
estate of Silas Mercer, late of said county
deceased. ANN MERCER. Adtn’rx.
No/ 1,1839. 32
171 OUR months after date application
will be made to tlie Inferior Court of
Lee County when setting for ordinary pur
poses for leave i« sell all the lands belonging
to the estate of Robert D. Respess deceas
ed late of Lee County.
DUDLEY SNEED adntr’-
Feb 4th 18 40 46
WILL lie sold on the first Tuesday in
MAY next, between the usuai hours
of sale, at tile Court House door iu Starks
ville Lee couitty, the following property to
wit: one negro ittnti by the name of Ely, sold
as tire propeity of Merri'l Williams, late ",
Lee countv deceased. Sold lor the benefn
of the heirs ol said deceased. Terms made
known on tl e day.
MARY A. WILLIAMS, Adm’rx.
March 2, 1840
GEORGIA UW HERE AS Fieldug
Sumter County ST. Hanson applies to
me lor letters o*' Administration on tlie Es
tate ol Martha Hanson, late of said countv
deceased, this is, therefore, to cite and and
admonish all and singular the kindred ant'
creditors <> said deceased, to he and appeal
at my office within the time prescribed by
law, to show cause, ifbny they have, wits
said letters should not he granted.
Givers under nty Inndat office this 7t'
EDMUND NUNN, c. c. o.
GEORGIA —Lee County. j
\\ 11EREAS Mary Ann Williams tip
▼ » pi ts to me lot letters of Administra
tion on the estate of Murrell Williams, la'e ,
of this county deceased. ~
These are therefore to cite and admonish
all and singular the kindred and creditors of •
the said deceased to be and appear at utv
office within the time prescribed hy law, to
shew cause if any they have why said let
ters should not be granted. Giveu under
my hand at office, this 22<l day of Jan. 1840
44 SAML.C. WYCHE, c.-c o.
(i EOR (JI A —Sumter t ovn ty.
YAj HERE AS Marshel Douglas applit
* V to me for letters of Administration
on the estate of Jesse Lee, late of Bar
hour county, Alabama, this is, therefore, to
cite aud admonish all and singular the kin
dred and creditors of sqid deceased, to be
and appear at my office within tlie term
prescribed by law, to show cause, if an\ •
they have, why said letters should not be
granted. Given under my hand at office,
this 15th dav of Jan. 1810.
EDM. NUNN, c c »
ALL poisons having demands against the
Estate of Robert Silas are requested to
present them agreeably to law, and all per
sons indebted to the Estate are requested to
make immediate payment
SAMUEL ADAMS, Admr.
Jan 15 t pgx td 42
SSO DOLLARS REWARD.
RANAWAY on September last a negro
hoy belonging to the estate of Robert
D. Respess deceased of Lee County by the
name of Fayett about 18 years of age dark
complected chunkey built and speaks ve
ry quick when spoketrtoo, the subscriber
will pay the above reward to any person for
the delivery of said negro; or iff hey will
confine him in any safe Jail so that I can get
him, I will pay all reasonable expences. It is
thought that the said negro has been taken
of by some white man and sold iu the State
of Alabama or South Carolina.
DUDLEY SNEED, adm,r
Fein 4 1840. 46
GEORGIA, ? Before ne, David
Stcuart County. JC. Sears, one of the
Justices ot the peace, in and fnrsaid county,
personally came Peter Richardson, and al
ter being duly sworn, deposeth and saith.
that a certain Deed made by John R. Brook
(o Peter Richardson and William Rawls
the twenty third November, 1838, to lot of
land No. 23, in the 25th district of Stewar t
county, is lost or mislaid, so that I caiitto
Sworn to and subscribed before me.
DAVID C. SEARS, J. P.
Dec. 30th, 1839.
LOST NOTE & RECEIPT.
(Copy of the Note.)
ON or before the twenty fifth day of Dec.
next, I promise to pay to N. F. Prince
or hearer twenty two dollars for value re
ceived. This the 26th day of J;.n. 1839.
(Coptj of the Receipt.)
Received of N. F. Prince two sides of
sole Leather to be sold for him on commis
sion. This the 26th Jan. 1839.
The original Note and Receipt of which
the above are copies, were lost or mislaid
some time about the first of January last, so
that l cannot find them. All persons are
kffreby cautioned against trading for them
N. F. PRINCE.
March 6, l<=-f0 iff 3r
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And we are enabled to excute all kind ot Job
w ork. in the neatest manner and at the short
of every description will constantly be kept
i> hand, such as
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ilest and to cultivate the growing poetical
taste and talents of our country.
The times appear, lor several reasons, to
demand such a work—and not one alone,
hut mnnyt The public mind is feverish
and irritated still, front recent political
strifes : The soft, assuasive influence of Lit
erature is needed, to allay that lever, and
soothe that irritation. Y r ice and folly are
rioting abroad :—They should lie driven by
indignant rebuke, or lashed hy ridiculg, in
to their fitting haunts. Ignorance lords it
over an immense proportion of our peo
pie:—Every spring should he set in motion,
to arouse the enlightened, and to increase
their number; so that the great enemy ol
popular government may no longer brood,
like a portcutmus cloud, over the destinies
of our country. Vnd to accomplish all
these ends, what more [towerful agent can
be employed, than a periodical on the plan
of the Messenger; if that plan be but ear
lied out in practice?
The South peculiarly requires such an
agent. Inall the Union, south of Washing
ton, there are but two Literary periodicals !
Northward of that city, there are probably
at least twenty-five or thirty ! Is this.con
trast justified by* ihe wealth, the leisure,
the native talent, or the actual literary taste
of the Southern people, compared with
those of the Northern? No : fur in wealth,
talents and taste, we nlay justly claim, at
least, an equality with our brethren md a
domestic institution exclusively our own,
beyond all doubt, affords us, if we choose,
twice the leisure for reading and writing
which they enjoy.
It was from a deep sense of this local want
that the word Southern was engrafted On
this periodical: and not with any design to
nourish local prejudices, or to advocate sup
posed local interests. Far from any such
thought, it is the Editor’s fervent wish, to
see the North and South bound endearing
ly together, forever, in the silken bands of
mutual kindness and affection. Far from
meditating hostility to the north-, he has a!-
e ady drawn, and he hopes hereafter to
draw, much of his choicest matter thence;
and happy indeed will he deem himself,
should his pages, by making each region
know the other better contribute in any es
"sential degree to dispel the lowering clouds
that now threaten the peace of both, and
to brighten and strengthen the sacred ties
of fraternal love.
The Southern Literary Messenger has
now been inexistence four years-—the pre
sent No commencing the fifth volume.
How far it has acted out the ideas here ut
tered, is not for the Editor to say; he be
lieves, however, that it falls not further short
of them, than human weakness usually
makes Practice fall short of Theory.
1. The Southern Literary Messenger is
published in monthly numbers, of 64 large
superroyal octavo pages each, on the best ot
paper, and neatly covered, at $5 a year—
payable in advance.
2. Or five new subscribers, by sending
tlieii names and S2O at one time to the edi
tor, will receive their copies for one year,
for that sum, or nt $4 for each.
3. The risk of loss of pay merits for sub
scriptions, which have been properly com
mitted to the mail, or to the hands of a post
master, is assumed by the editor
4. If a subscription is not directed to be
discontinued before the first number of the
next volume has been published, it will be
taken as a continuance for another year.
Subscriptions must commence with the be
ginning of the volume, and will not be ta
ken for less than a year's publication.
5. The mutual obligations of the publish
er and subscriber, for the year, are fully in
curred as soon as the first number of the
volume is issued : and after that time, no
discontinuance of a subscription will be
permitted. Nor will a subscription be dis
continued for any earlier notice, while any
thing thereon remains due, unless at the
option of the Editor.
r BY P. C. PENDLETON & GEOROE F. PIERCE
To the Lavas ot Georgia and to the South
Lencrally, the \allowing plan is most re
spectfully submi K Ud. llit hoped that it
will rectioe Uu.it serious attention, andr
meet Uuirapprobation, since it is for thei
especial benefit that the work is projected
In submitting the following plan, we
would first call the attention of the Ladieg
aud all those who feel interested (ami who'
are iho*e that do not ?) in the welfare and
improvement of the female sex, to the pre
sent condition of tire Southern Press. Near
ly all the publications which issue from
it are engaged in its political discus
sions, and their columns teem with accusa
tions, denials, abuse, and every other form
of wordy warfare—carried ou in language,
frequently unfit for “ears polite,” aud seldom
suited to the delicacy and gentleness which
belong so peculiarly to the Female charac
Oftlie few literary papers published South
of the Potomac, there is notone exclusive
ly dedicated to the LADIES! We have
lelt this as a want which ought to be sup
plied; aud we propose to make an effort to
do so, confident that our endeavors will |,e
crowned with success, it we can only secure
the hearty co-operation ol'those for whose
welfare we are about to labor—The Ladies
of the South. Ami we expect, further, that
every intelligent mind among the, other sex,
will view with approbation, and aid in sus
taining, an enterprise designed to improve
the minds of those, w ithout whose cheering
smiles and soothing companionship, lift;
would be dreary and this fair world a desert.
We wish also to afford to the Ladies a
field for tic exercise of their own talents,
and for the developement of the resources of
their minds. The list of authors lor some
years past, have frequently enroled the names
ol Females whose glorious success has shed
an additional radiance on the nameot “Wo.
mas.’’ L’lie “lords of creation” have In en
forced to icknowleilge that t .c Female mind
.s, hy no means, delhcient in capacity am I
ntcllectual endowments, whilst, at the same
tint'., it is possessedxif superior delicacy and
net. Long was Woman’s mind held in
thraldom, long were her jmwers underrated
and forced loreitatn inactivew uuexercised
hy the force of conventional arrangements ;
but her chains air broken, and her lib.itv
has been proclaimed. The article ol Mos
lem faith, that “Women have n » souls,” an
longer obtains among us Let the Ladies
now assert flheir own privileges, and we oi
ler them,'in our proposed work, a medium
lor the expression ol their own views and
sentiments, on all that in any de
gree, to the welfare aud improvement ol their
In offering tire plan of a SOUTHERN
LADIES, BOOK, we do not intend that it
shall be precisely similat to a work of like
name, at the North. We leave to our Nor
thern cotemporary pictorial represent at tons
ot la,lrion and dress, tor the embellishment
of their person ; be it ours to provide a gar.t
of purity, elegance, refinement and grace, tor
the adornment of the mind.
All that rutty contribute to form the heart-,
invigorate the mind, purify the irffccii >us,
and refine the manners, shall he our especi
al care, that our work may be a useful aid
to the yomig, and fair, and beautiful, in pre
paring themselves for the discharge ot the
noble and arduous duties which devolve ofi
Wxim.in.dii liv i vane I cup-reity ol Daughter,
Wife &*Moilier, And we icpent that in the
accomplishment of this high enterprise, we
confidently expect the aid and support ot en
lightened and judicious of both sexes. Ar
rangements tor regular aid will be m.idw
w ith several Ladies, whose productions have
already gained them high fa">v-iii the litera
ry world-—and several gentlemen ot distin
guished attainments have already been se
cured as contributors, from whom scientif
ic tracts, with notes, and observations eri
the arts, tway be expected. This depart
ment oftlie work will receive marked atten
tion. In short, ’nothing will he omitted
which may tend to give the publication such
character as will render it worthy the atten
tion of the learned, and those to whom it
is dedicated —•7 he Laities oj the South and
I Vest. It only remains to obtain the requis
ile number of subscribers-—say two thou
sand -and if the Ladies will smile upon,
and aid our efforts, that number will not
long be want ing. Let them urge their Eath
res, Husband, Brothers, and Friends, and
it is soon done.
The work will contain sixty-four roy
al octavo [tagrs, stitched in a neat colored
cover, and will appear monthly. 'lerms:
Fivt dollars per annum payable on the deliv
ery of the first number.
It is highly important to state, that
all the the subscribers names which may
obtained, should be forwfcrded by the Ist ot
December next. Agents will please bear
this in mind.
ft/** The following are some of the con
trihutors to the work :
A. Church. D. D., P-es’t of Franklin
Professor J. P. Waddell. Franklin College,
lion. A. B. Loagstreei, Pres’t of Emory
Dr. A. Means, Prof Phys, Science, Emory
Rev. 1. A. Few, Ex Pres’t of Emory Col
Rev. G. ti. Round, Principal of the Geor
gia Conference aud Mannal Labor School.
Rev. Jesse Mercer, Washington Georgia.
Rev. W. H. Stokes, Washington. Georgia.
Hon. vi. Andrews, Washington, Georgia.
Col. J. H. Lumpkin. Lexington, Georgia.
Rev. E. L. Wittich, Madison Georgia.
Hon. K. M. Charlton, Savannah Georgia.
A. H. Chappell, Esq. Macon Georgia.
Hon. E. Nisbit, Macon Georgia.
W'c shall be glad to exchange with those
Southern and Southwestern papers who will
publish our Prospectus.
Macon, Georgia, November Ist, 1839.
Coroners sale .
WILL be sold on the first Tuesday in
APRIL next at the Court House
door in the Town of Starkville Lee county
between the usual hours of sale the following
propers to wit;
Lot of Land No. 39, in the 12th district
of Lee county, levied on as the property of
Elijah Cutts to satisfy afi fa issued from
Lee Inferior Court, iu favor of George Kidd,
vs. said Elijah Cutts and John Lawhon, se
curity on st;iy, property pointed by W. R..
May, plaintiffs Attorney.
JAMES OLLIVE, Coroner.
M itch 2, 1840
Agreeably to an order <>t ui« Hou
orable Inferior Court of the County
of Stewart, when sitting for ordinary pur
poses, w ill be sold on the first Tuesday in
APRIL next, before the Court House door
in Lumpkin, trite Lot of Pine Land, ad
[oining the Town of Florence, and others,
belonging to the Estate of A. H. Shepherd,
JAMES M SMYTHE, Adin’r.
ANN F.. SHEPHERD, Adm’rx.
Febuary 4, 1840. 44