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ber is a thing to be-quarrelled about' every
Winter, and Treipas'ers waill steal; unless
every Log has a sentrj'over it. -
We have but very little hope of a good
result from a re-sutvy. The Ground it
welL known to both the British and Ameri
can surveyors, who have been over it.
Great Britain wants a Military Road, and
wapts it so much, that her Surveyors will
see Highlands even as the Dutch King did,
inghe Bed ora River, to );et- it,-and the
best bargain we can make is to give het
the Road, and take good pay elsewhere
State of 'hings in Mississippi.-Copy
of a letter addressed to one of our commis
sioun houses in New Orleans.
BRANDON. Ist .May 1839.
The 'whole judiiary of Mississippi is in
the most confused and disorganized coudi
tion: The collectors of money are put at
defiance and laughed to scorn : Circuit
Judges. are refusing to hold courts, and
when they do hold them, they quash the
bonds and executions that have been for
the last year or two maturing; Sheriffs o
penly.-refuse to execute the process of the
law, and the Brandon Bank has joined in
the general outrage, by procuring the
sheriff of this county to receive its paper
on executions, on its promise to redeem
it at court; but-our court is just passed
the sheriffs office is full of Brandon paper
-and thebank has the effrontery tosay she
has no means to redeem a dollar of it
Affairs in Mississippi.-The crops in
Mississippi are suffering severely from a
long drought. A pprehensions of a short
crop were expressed, unless a fall of rain
came seasonably to the relief of the plan
The Session of the U. States Court
commenced on the 6th inst., at' Jackson.
There were twenty five hundred caseson
docket to be disposed of. A correspond
ent of the Natchez Free Trader says, a
Jorge amount of property was involved in
suit, but in the sales under execution that
had occurred, the sacrifices were not so
great as might have been expected. At
the sale of negroes, prices ranged from S00
to 1000 dollars, which is as much as they
are in reality worth. The negro traders
hive combined to keep up the prices of
this species of property, to save them
selves from loss in the disposal of their
- CoRRECTIoN.-In copying, into our last
No., the communication of 'B.' from- the
Charleston- Mercury, respecting Colonel
Preston's course, in relation to the Clay
meeting of the 16th inCharleston,during the
late Commercial Convention, we omnitied
to notice the remark of the writer, that "a
decided majority [of that Convention,].
were knowt to oe Clay men."
To say nothing of the utter improbabili
ty of this assertion, and its never having
teen made before; either in print, or ver
hally, tharwe know of; or any thing like
it; we have it from higi authority, on which
we confidently.rely; that it is altogether
44 inded in fact;-and- more- yes, we
ng go still further-hut we have no
desir whatever, to use the political char
Ater 'the Cqnveution for party purpo
sesdia inike -ifyihing mut *of it of a
partizan character, iii any way.-Carofi
..ADMIssIoNS TO TH BAR.-The follow
iiig named getemen were, on the 15th
in' t., duly adinitted to practice in the
Courts -f'Law, in this State:
M. H. Clarke, E. A. Seymour, L. T.
And the following, in the Courts of
31." H. Clarke, Betj. Elliott, T. B.
Jlnynsworth, L. J. Jones, J. H. Pearson,
3. D. Wright.-Ibid.
CnKERAW BANK.-The annual Election
of Directors of the Merchants' Bank, of
South Caroilinat, at Cheraw, took place at
the Banking H-ouse in that towsn, on the
6th iustant, wvhen James Wright, John
Taylor, David S. Harllee, A. P. L aCos
ta, Alexander Graham, A. BluE, and B.
Bryan, were unanimously elected.
At a subsequent meeting of the Direc
tors, James Wright, Esq., was elected
Sabbath Travelling.-T he Legislature
of Micbigan have, passed a law prohibit
ing, under severe penalties, the running of
any car or other vehicle, on any public
road on Sunday, unless in cases of emer
gency, which must be certified to by some
The Central Rail Road in Georgia, is
now in daily use, seventy miles, and by
the 1st of November,a continuous route of
one hundred miles will be completed for
A boarding house on the Grahamite
plan of living has been establislied in New
York, and-was crowded during the week
of the anniversaries. The boarders are
served with numerous elegant preparations
of grain, fruits, roots, &c. but no animal
food of any sort.-Soutern, Pat.
Agricultutral' Convention.-We are re
questedl (says the last Sunthern Agricultu
rist,) by several Agricultural Societies, to
invite the Planters of the several Parishes
of this State, and of our different Agricul
tural Societies, 'to appoint delegates to
rmeet in Convention, at Columbia, during
the first week of the session of our Legis
lature, to take into consideration the agri
cultural condition ofour State. and to pre
senttto-the. Legislature such a Memorial,
as .will .bring prominently to their view,
the necessity of enacting certain laws for
the advancement of the same.
The lHon. Theodore Frelitnghuysen, for
snerly.U. S. Senator from N. Jersey, was
inaugurated .as Chancellor of the Univer
sity of the City of New York, on the 20th
Ex-1,resident Houston," of Texas. has
jinedca Temperance Society. and deliv.
-ere'l' everal lectures in favor of the cause
At the onnnal meeting of, the Stockhol
ders of the Wilmington and Roil Road
Comnpasy, on thle 6th inst. it was resolved
,o borrp p3m00,0 to easrnot the work.
INTERNAL IMPROVEMENTS iN IVDtANA
-The estimated cost of internal improve
ments, authorized by the laws of Indi
During the past winter, the Legislaturi
ofthat -State have-passed a law to classi
fy their public works, so that the mor
important works may be completed first
A lill has also been introduced, and wil
doubtless become a iaw, granting the righ
of way to connect by rail roads the publi4
-works of Illinois with those of that State
One measure recently adopted by tha
State. is justly considered of vast impor
tance as connected with one of the route
of Illinois. It is an act providing for;
railroad front New Albany in that state, t<
unite with the Mount Carmel and Altot
route in this State. New Albany bein1
nearly opposite Louisville. on the Ohio,the
completion of this route will form a direc1
communication between' Louisville and
Alton, or St. Louis on the Mississippi, by
a road of only 260 miles,while the distance
by river is 700 miles. When the Charles
ton and Louisville road, which is nosi
in active progress, is completed, there
will thus be opened a continuous line of
railroad from Alton to the Atlantic, at
That this route will be one of i mmense
advantage and profit, can scarcely admit
of doubt. It wasestimated by a committee
of Congress, ilbat upwards of 80,000 emi
grants pass west from Louisville, during
the live months that navigation of the riv
er is interrul)ted. In four months upwards
of 10,000 emigrants have crossed a single
ferry, at Nev Albany for the West; and
200 have arrived at St. Louis,by this route,
in 'a single day. During the past year
upwards of 1000 passengers arrived in that
city from LouisviUe, by one line of stages.
Thae,e facts serve to show what a thor
oughfare this hai already become, and we
may reasonably infer, when the railroad
is completed, the travel and transportation
will be immense.
Application has been made to Congress
for a grant of land in aid of that part of
the route which lies within the State of
Indiana, and a committee have reported
favorably upon the same. If such a grant
be made to Iidiana, Illinois may reasona
bly expect alike grant in proportion, which
will greatly lessen the expense of the
The Ohio Seventy-Four.-A letter from
an officer to the Boston Transcript, gives
a vivid description of the great qualites of
this noble vessel, the last monument of
the lamettedEckford's genius. The writer
.-It would he presumption in me or any
other man to say what she will do, but I do
not hesitate to say, she surpasses in every
respet-sailing, working, &c., every
ship ini w hich I have been since I was
first sprinikled w ith saltwater. I have had,
vou will certainly adanit. some experience,
and sonie oppotunity ojudging correctly,
but I never supposed such a ship could be
built-a ship possesing in so great a de
gree all the qualifications of a perfect ves
sel of war. She is as animated as a pilot
boat, and, remembering her immense bulk
and weight,almost as easily managed. Her
performance is tttly astonishing. We
are now passing the Rock, (twenty-one
days out% and the passage has been some
what blustering. We have had a good
opportunity to try her. To give you some
idea of her sailing; with topsails double
reefed and top gallants over them, close
hauled to the wind, she has repeatedly
sailed twelve and a half knots. This is
the truth and not exaggeration. When
we left New-York our deaft was 24 feet 6
inches (brward, 26 feet aft. Sill of mid
'ship port from wvater 5 feet 2 inches. Her
battery brought her down 14 inches."
An act has passed the Legislature of
Virginia to prevenat persons fromn carrying
on btusiness under fictitious names. It
enacts thtat da. person shall transact butsi
ness in the copartnership name of himself
and any other persoan, who is not liable for
all thme debts of the firm, nor shall any one
sign his name as agent, without specifying
the namecof the principal; and no one shall
use the words "and comnpany," without
.au actunl partner. It further enacts that
property in the name of any one trading'
in his own name with the addition of
the wards "agent," or and tcompany," who
does not specify his partner, shall be liable
for the private debts of the individual in
Post Oflces.-lt was stated the other
dlay that at Johnstoivn, N. Y. the Post-of
flee is kept in a cellar, where the Postmas
ter sells rutm and segars, and that at Lei
cester, Vt. the Post-office-is a blacksmith's
shop, where the mail is opened on an an
vil. A correspondent of the N. Y. Whir
adds, that there is at present in Saratoga
county. N. Y. a Postmnaster that can nei
ther write his own name nor read the Sub
scription on a-letter. " I have myself stood
by, -while his.wife wiped the dough from
her hands and opened the mail on the kit
chen floor-Boston 'Traveller.
Centenary of Methowdism.-T he C hristian
Advocate and Journal of the 3d inst. says;
"By information, which may be relied on',
itapapears that our brethren in England
have fixed on the twenty-fifth day of Oc
tober next, for the religious celebration of
thme first one hundrethm year of Methodism.
And as it is desirable that the same day
should be observed in Europe and Ameri
ca, it is hoped that the Conferences, and
the committees of' Conferences, will fix on
thme same (lay for this celebration, wherev
er it amay be observed."
BANK OF DARt Exr.-The Federal Union
of last Tuesday, says-"The bills of this
bank and branches; are all received at pat
~av the Central Bank, in payment of debts,
d'ue to it. The amount already redeemed
of the bills rof the Darien Bank, by the
mother batnk .and at the several branches,
together with the amount paid inato the
Cenatral Batnk, wvarrants the belief that a
resumption of paytrents will shortly take
place at this bank and its brancties. The
holders of the notes shouldnoa make any
sacrifiCe on them."
"There's no place like -hotne," as the
loaftersaid whean he crept undefr'anarkel
s.all for a nigb:'s rebtose.
From the Louisianian.
"CITY oF.MexIco. April 23. 1839.
"Our Government has so long turned a
deaf ear to the complaints of our country
men, that they are tired out, and deem it
useless tit renew them, and thus the Mexi
cans are led to think that we are abandon.
ed to their tender mercies, that they'have
only to-inflet what injuries they please,
and we are bound to suffer without remon
strance. If we appeal to this Govern
ment foi protection, they tell us to apply
to the judiciary, to whose.department-the
Subject really appettains, composed of
men. who are totally irresponsible, and
leagued with the unbridled robbers and as
sassins-who, by the by, are no worse than
the villainous judges, whose duty it is to
punish them. .It is useless to expect a de
cision from these judges in the case of an
outrage committed- by their cut-throat
countrymen upon a foreigner, however
glarihg ite proofs may be, and we are
obliged to submit in silenc6. Our own
Government is well apprised of these things
-and yet it lookseon with as much apathy,
as if it were under no obligation to give
protection to American citizens.
**But there are some A mericans who are
determined to make these things known to
the nation, and to let their couatry see what
indiffierence.the rights of hersons in Mexico
are regarded, and whether the blame at
taches to the legisistive or executive agents,
whoever is in fault, he ought to be held ul
to public reprehension.
"The aflairs of this capital go on as you
might expect they would under President
Santa Anna. The few liberal journals
told too many truths of the past and the
present for the sensitive nerves of that
worthy, and on the 8th inst. his Excellen
cy issued a decree for their suppresion-an
outrage-upon the liberty of the press, which
was directly contrary to the fundamental
laws of the country. Mr. Lebreja, the
Minister of ihe Interior, refused to sanction
this tyranical decree, and lie was forced to
resign. Mr. Iturbide, the "official mayor,"
subscribed the death warrant of the inde
pendent press. Mr. Vernende, the editor
of the "Voto Nacional," had previously
been thrust into the dungeons of the holy
inquisition. The deeree forhids,under the
severest penaltiesihe expression ofopiniots
derogatory to the chtrch,State or military es
tablishment. To detect and bring to light all
violationsofthis most arbitrary enactientof
the tyrant's will,; rigid systen ofespionage
is set in motion, and w6 to the hapless "he
retic" whose lips are not kept.sealed? .
-His Excellency has Inken tinder his
especial guardianship, the hacienda and
all its arteries, and the minister ofihe treasu
ry is not permitted to pay out the claco
without his consent.
"I bear that congress is in a state de
great excitement, in consequence of an or
der given by acting president Santa Ani'e
directing the military commandants of
the department to seize, without ceremo
ny, all the funds accruing from the reven
tie of those department., thereby assum
ing absolute power for himself and his
mandarins. The congress'beginsto think
this measuqe an 6iconstitutional-assump
tion of-power. rinted sleets are.tbrown
about the streets almost every night,'
which Santa Anna and hi4 idheiinis are
described in the sirongest language as
military despots and tyrants.
The Charleston Courier of the 25th inst.
says: "Our correspondent of the Mer
chants' Exchange, N. Orleans, under date
of the 20th inst. says:
"T~here has just been an arrival from
Vera Cruz and Sacrificios, of the Schr.
Water Witch; our letters from Vera Cruz,
of the 1st inst., state that a report w'as
current, that the Federal troops5 under
Gen. Mexia had been defeated by the Go
vernment forces near Petihla, and Gen.
Mexia with several officers were taken
prisoners and immediately shot.'
CNJARLKs'TON May 25.
Cotton.-There is no very important
change to note in our markets this week
over the preceding; the general aspect is
good, with the indication of great stability
and firmness among holders, and consil
able confidence amiongoperators. We can
now state that the mnarke' has en
tirely recovered from the partial depressin
experienced last wepek, and although there
is not a great deal taken on speculation or
advatncetment in price, still the feelitig for
Uplatids is fast getcting better, and the ar
ticle mnoves offrapidly. We quote extremtes
at frotn 14 a I8e per lb.
Groceries.-Have been very dull this
week 100) bags Cuba Coffee sold for 95 to
12c. and a few hhds. Museovado Sugar at
7 to 8&c. .
.Bacon.--Has been sold mostly at retail.
We quote H ams, at 14 to 16c; Shoulders,
9 to94et Sides, 114e. a 124 cents.
"lThe silken Ui that binds two o iing hearts."
On the 9th inst, by the Rev. Samuel
Lewers, Dr. Robert E. Ciampbell, of
LanrensDistrict, to Miss Tabitha A, Me'*k,
of Newberry District, South Carolina.
In Cassvel, New York, by the Rev. Mr.
Graves, Capt. Win. Graves' son of John
Graves, Esq. to Miss Nancy Grave,.
daughter of Gen. Graves.
The Graves 'tis said,
-Will vield their dead,
When Gabriel's trumpet shakes the skies;
But if God please,
From Graves, like these,
A dozen living folks may rise.
At the "True Blue" estate, Crooked
Islanad, (Bermuda) on Tuestday evening
5th of February, under special Licenses
from His E xcellency the Lieutenant Gov
ernor, by George Bigas, Esq., J. P. and
Stipendiary Justice, Nelson.-eldest son of
Daniel Moss, Esq., tao Miss Lelah Jane
Collier;George.second son of flaniel-Moss
Esq., to Miss Sylvia Wier; Samuel, third
son of Darniel Moss, Esquire. to Miss
Lydia Farquharson; rsrael fburth 5on of
Daniel Mloss,.Esq., Jo Mitss Sophia Mead
Iows; Also, WVillia aHpnnah to Frances,
t#den danulhera n~live Mos. Een.i aM
Mr. Richard Hannah to Caroline, third
daughter of Daniel Moss, Esq.-Bermuda
Te Edge field Bap.
tint tible Society will hold its Anni
versar% Meeting at 11) o'clock, A. M. on Satur
day next, in the Baptist Church. in Address
will be delivered. Members and the public are
regnested to attend. N. L GRIFFIN.
May 27, 1&39 a 17 Secretar7y.
W - F A IR ...The Ladies of the
lE piscopal Sewing Society re
spectfully inform the cbmmunity, that they pro
pose- to offer the %ork of the Society for sale,
at the Room above the store of Messrs. Nichol
son & Presley .on Monday the 3d of'June, at
4 o'clock, P.
'May 27, 189 a 17
A LECTURE will be delivered in the
- CoUrt House, this EVENING,
Tickets 50 cents, at the Drug Store.
Thursday, May :0. 1839.
Philsophical . Society.
T H E Publid are invited to attend a meet
in of the Philosophical Society of Edge
field, to be held on Saturday Evening nat, at
5 o'cldck, in the Court House.
All persons'entitled to permanent member
ship in the Society by subscription, and any
others wishing to become members, are partic
ularly requested to be punctual in their atten
dance. May 30, 1839
ON the Augusta Stage Road, near Mount
Vintage, a BunrA of Keys, with a seal and
corkscrew attached. The owner can have them
by paying for this advertisement. Apply at
this office. . .
May 27. 1839 b 17
Anchor Bolting Cloths.
From the celebrated manufactory of DeFom 'Co.
of the Province of Saint Gaul in Switzerland.
T HE Subscriber has just received a full as
sortment of the above bolting Cloths, di
rect from the manufactnrers, comprising all the
numbers used either in ordinary country Mills,
or for the finest merchantable Flour, which will
be sold 25 pir cent. less than ever offered in
this place before.
All cloths bought of the subscriber are war
ranted in every particular.
WH. B. STANLEY.
Columbia. S.C. May 27, 1839 c 17
F ROM the subscriber, on the
- 14th of' April.5 miles froin
Hamburt on the stage road to
Edgefield C. H. adarkgrey Mare,
about 4 years old, and between 13and 14 hands
high. She had'the scratches on one of her hind
feet; the fetlock is or was cut off that loot. Her
tail mostly white, and a dim star on her fore
head. Any information will be thankfully re
ceivei $10 reward. will be given for the de
livery of the imare.
a .. RUTHA ANDERSON.
May 27, 1839 d 17
: TOLEN from the subscriber
k-7 on the night of the 14th inst.
.a iark brown (nearly black)horse,
radiet' of the pony -size. Saia
horse has i fe'limiving marks, viz:.a blaze. in
his'facs,'thb1i~ee'C. P. branded on his hind
and4fore legthldihisgaithe lifts hishindfeetso
that they are-m.h worn. Any person returni4g
said-horse,te mooWing on the.kive NIIch RQ-4,
seven miles above Whit- Hall, Abb'evilli Di.
trict will be paid $30, or for the horse and thief
$30. . W. HENRY CALHOUN.
May 27, 183 - 17
The Augini- Constituitionalist will publis.
the above thr~e times and forward the account
to me at Smithvi..e. Abheville District. S. C.
I S hereby .given, that a Petition signed by
the citizens at Edgefield Court House, will
be presented to the Honorable the Senate and
Houste of Representatives of the State of South
Carolinia, at Its nexit session, for the incorpora
tion of-the Village of Edgefield.
May 21, 13916
T HlE Copartnership of H L.JEFFEvs& Co.
of Hamburg, South Carolina, was dis
solvcd on the 1st of August, 1838. by mutual
consent. All unosettled business of the concern
will be attended to by H. L. Jeffers.
Hamburg, May 2 1839 ac 16
I beg leave most respectfully to inform my
friends, and the public genterally, that Mr.
HUMPHREYs BOutwARtE has associated himself
with me, and that the business will hereafter be
done uder the name of J EI FERS 3r B OUL
WA RE, andJ hope that a continuation of the
liberti patronage hitherto bestowed, will be
merited and received.
'H. L. JEFFERS.
Haimbnrg, May 13. 1839- ac 16
-IN HA AMR URG,S, C.
T HE' Subscribers beg leave to inform their
friends;- and the public generally, that
they have associated themselves together in the
Townt of Hamburg, for the purpose of trans
rctnaer.n Commission Business,
in which capacity they offer themselves to the
public, and hope, by a strict itnd close attention
to business, to receive a liberal share of patron
age. Their Stock shall ever be composed of the
moat choice- and -well selected articles usually
kept in a Grocry and Stapsle Dry Goods line.
All Orders, pr letters addressed to them, for
any article, or -business on Commission, shall
meset with careful attention and desi'atch.
- HENRY L JEFFERS,
HIUMPH REYS BOULWARE.
Hambu'g, May 13,1839 ce16
-Pair of Carriage Hot
Ases,young, active and
'A Two Horse Waggon.
May. .i- ARTHUR WIGFAL.
%J kradge Bssaders.
BY nV tt rder from the Board of Cotmuia
.UJionmers of Roads, on Saturday th'e 1st
of Junme niext;at 12 o'clock, I will let the build
ing Elf a Bridge across Turkey Creek, on the
~Blocker Rhad. JOHN LAKE.
May 181839 b 16
Brought to the Jail
E hspstrct,an ner man, abont fort
Ffiv yearsof ags,5 eetS or:10oches high,
who says his: name-ia. TOM, and that he be
longs to Oanadly & GWas., living in Camden. S.
Carolina.-'s The owner is requse ocm
orw rd, e pro er quaesrted ocke
Will be ~ished ir Augusta, Ga. on the fir
Stur y of October, 13O, the first number
of a Weekly Journal, to be called
The $onthern Pioneer:
Devoted to the Liherature, Institutions and
- Amusemeits of the south.
BRowSm, CUSaNEz& AICCAFFERTY, PublisMer
CARLE. WYATT RIcE, Editor.
g 'HE South is the naiural home of Literature
Sihe has ever been so. Homer strollet
and sung under the rays of the fervid sun; la
ly and Greece, have, from their 'first wakeninj
into being as civilized nations, af'orded theil
Poets and Orators. The Literary pilgrin
ever bends his step to the South of Europe, at
his most favored shrine; while there, fond me,
mories throng to his mind, of the epic strains ol
Homer, the soothing measures of the AMantuam
Swan, the exulting odes of Horace. and .the
biting sarcasms of Juvenal. While in latni
times reeling to the memory of the fearful
strains of Dante, the-epic measures of the mad
man Tasso, the soft strains, of Petrarch. and
the pleasing im- ges of Boccacio. And while
thus fondly recalling to menory all these, he
remembers that they drew their inspiration froth
the fervid sun of Italy and Greece. He feels
in the balmy air he breathes, in the brilliant
heavens that form the canopy above him, in
the brilliancy of the sun-sel thatglows in the hori
zon,and in the tints that the air and clime spread
over the earth, the inspiration that formed and
developed the genius of those whom he now so
fondly regrets. .
Such lood for inspiration does the Literary
pilgrim find on the classic shores of Italy and
Greece, and under the fervid sun of the South.
And is it possible that a kindred clime in .he
Western Henisphere presents no parallel to
this? Do the same sun, the same brilliancy of
the canopy of the clouds, the same glorious
sun-sets, the same rich tints upon the landscape
afford no inspiration here? A wilder, a more
abrupt scenery than Italy or Greece can boast,
speak in living tones to their beholders. While
with these an Italian softness of landscape upon
the Ashley, the Savannah. and oilier favorite
streams, glorious waterfalls and.streaming cas
cades, are every where claiming their worship
pers in those who dwell among them. And do
all these afford no inspiration? They do in
spire; they have spoken in the elognent tones of
the Rutledges and Pinckneys of the Revolution;
they have spoken in the polished -pages of a
Grmike; they are now speaking in the strains
of a Charlton, aGillman, Wilde. Simans,Meek,
Butt, Pendleton, Ticknor. Wittick, in the faith
ful scenes of a Longstreet, and in the vivid
sketches of a Strong. Ware, Morrow, and Mo.
ragne. Aye, more, they are speaking in the
thousands of the young. who cast back, to the
mountains, the waterfalls and the streams,their
inspiration in living tones, and whose 'vild
songs through rare publications sometimes s'ar
tic the public ear. They do speak in these
thousand who with a proper medium for
communiicating their thoughts to the public,
would electrify the world by their eloquent
notes. Nor does the South lack for inspira
tion in her historic iicidents. A briefreference
in tie mind of each individual to the striking
incidents in the early history of each of the
Southern States, will convince him that they
afford rich nateiiaLq from which the ready pen
may draw for amusement and instruction. But
more than all these do the leisure and opipor
tunities for mental cultivation that her domestic
institutions afford her citizens, present strong
grounds of belief that the Sonth is des
tined'to become the centre of literary interest.
As this leisure and this opportunity for mental
cultivation find no parallel in any other country.
it is natural to believe thatthe South is destined
to become to the world O.: a new era what
Greece was to the world/ the old.
This is our profession of faith. We believe
in a word, that no part of the world has greater
literary resources within- herself, or is. better
calculated from her natural scenery, the pecui
liarities of her climate. the leisure of her citi
zens, and her general advantages, to become an
eminently literary community, than the South
ern States of this confederacy. This is the
platform on which we intend to raise a Weekly
Journal, to which Southern writers shall delight
to contribute, and which the whole South shall
be proud to claim as its own. Believing most
firmly that success will attend onir exertnons. no
effort wvill be spnared to di aw from eveny portion
of the South, contributtions upon every subject
which, while they shall be of a high charactdr;
"From grave to gay, from lively ho severe."
We believe that the institutuntions of the
Soth are founded in the immutable lawvs of the
Gjod of Nature. We believe that on them wil
be built a fabric of glory and greatness to tine
-3outhn. WVe believe especially that they af
Cord to the Southern States the means of' out
stripping the rest of the world in their literary
career. And we know that these are times of
peculiar danger to thnesen institutions; we know
thnatthey are now attacked by the insidiouts foe
as well as by the open ennemy. We shall there
fore place our Journal as a sentinel on the
watch-tower of Southern institutions, ever
watchaful for attacks, and ever ready to repel
We delight in the amnsements and holidays
of tine South. We glory in them as fit amuse
ments for a people generous and brave, quick
in their impulses, and shunning sluggishness.
We delight in the gun and chase. We hail
mnerry' old Christmas and its cheerful sports as
odfriends and true, setting the brow free from
care, making the, bosoms of men to glow nith
cheerful and friendly emotions, calling friends to
the festive board aind to tihe exchange of kind
thoughts and sentiments, and sending all away
to ruin in joyfulness their course of ddty untdl
the invitations to joy and mirth are again re
niewed. The pages of the PIONEssa will, there
fore be enlivened with lively chronicles of ex
ploits in the sports of the field, and witbapirited
sketches of the fun and frolic that merry old
Christmas lets loose upon us. We will also, in
order to please all, give a weekly abstract ofthe
most important news of' the day. And for the
fair pruetisers upon the Piano or Guitar, shall
occasionally embellish our pages with original
and selected Music.
It is a fortqnate circumstance for the intereqt
of a work of this nature, that thne field of Litera
ture at the South is, as yet, comparatively un
trodden. The Literary re-sources of the south
greatas they are acknowledged to be, are as yet
comparatively, undeveloped. Every grove,
river, dele and mountain has yet its tale to tell.
We therefore send our -Journal forth as a Pio
seer to gather the riches of this new country.
From every hill, dale, river and mountain, he
will return laden with rich stores. These
stores, original and varied in their: character, as
they must be, he will be proud to display fur
the amusement aind instruction-of his readers.
We ask for him a kind reception attbe han-ids of
all friends of the cause in which he bas em
Having thus detailed the plan of our ftuture
operations, we commend our hebdomedal to
(we trust) the favorable notice of the Southern
public. We devote ourselves to the work, as.
ow- profession. On the verge of manhood, and
of a liberal education, wve had a profession to
chose; aflermatture deliberation we have chosen
this, because we delight in. the employment,
and are devoted to the cause for the-furtherance
of which the work is established. -No common
obstacle, therefore, will-turn' us aside from our
course. But having chosen the editing of the
Pioneer, and through it the promotion of South
ern-Literature, as the work of our life, we shall
relipqnish it only with our breath. The public
may therefore depend on havi a permanent
work. And wvhile we comme~ our sheet to
ha ~favr ~fnbsflc men l,rni wctneme,
i c ietyoltb l trozw*dtiti lis at-ba I
Io lioave lied t1genasevesto e rtleA&
valcetnent o attause to
work. They 'have acted with usin pas;
we 'trust they wilf act with us in the. future, .No
exertions will be spared to make the work such
an oue as they will l6ok upon with delight. :
It may be well to add that the intervening
time be icen thisidate and the day -of publiea.
tiola, will be spent in collecting materials foi the
The PION1EER will be printed on an imperial
sheet, in quarto form, and will contain a greatet
quamity of'reading matter than any work of the
kind published at the South.
Terns.-Five dollars per annum, payable oa.
the issuing of the lst No. Persons sending ta
ten subsecibers, will be entitled to one yedes
Agents allowed the usual per centage.
Augusta Ga., May, 839.
State o' 'outh Carolina.
- EDGEFIELD DISTRICT.
Valentine Young, Applicant,
Mary Young, et al. Defendants.
B Y an Order from the Ordinary of Edge
*field District, I shall'proceed to sell, ot
the first Monday in June'next. at Edgefield C.
H. the lands belonging to the estate of Valen,.
tine Young, deceased, situnate in said District,
bounding on lands of Ransom Holloway, John.
son -Sales, Simpson Maih'ws and others, an&
containing two hundred and flirty acres, mora
or less, on a credit until the first day of Jantia
ry, 1841. -Purchaser to give bond and good
personal security, and a mortgage of the pre
mises to the Ordinary. Cost to be paid in cash.
W. H. MOriS, a.
May 14, 1839 c 15.
State of South Car-olina.
Win. Bush and Wife, Applicants,
Julius Satcher and Wife, Defendants, -
B Y an Order from the Ordinary of Edge
field District, I shall proceed to sell on
the first Monday in June next, at Edgeheld C.
House, the lands belonging to the estate ofJohn
Morring, deceased, situate in said District, on
the waters of Bog Branch, waters of South
Edisto,and bounding on lands of Jacob Loman,
Willis Satcher,Wilson Colemanand otheis, and
containing seven hundred and forty-seven a
cres, more or less, on a credit oftwelve months.
Purchaser to give bond and good personalkse.
curity and a mortgage of the premisesto the Or.
dinary. Cost to be paid in cash. -
W. H. MOSS, s. .
ANAWAY from. thesubscri
, o. ber, living on Turkey Creek,
about 12 miles from the Court House,
a negro man named Ranson,. about
22 years of age. He is a slim and -
straight built fellow, of black. com.
plexion, and thick lips. He isaboit.
5fect 1Oor 11 inclhes high. He often smiles
when spoken to. He wore off a new shirt and
pantaloons and took with him other clothes
May 14, 1839 .a 15
Bank of Charleston, S. C.
IN conformity to the provisions of -the char
ter or this corporation: Notice is hereby
given that the laymnent of the second imtal
ment of twenty five per cent, or tweity fii
dollars on each Share, on the additional Cap'.
tal Stock of this Bank of $2,000.000, will'
required to be made by the Stoekholders.at the
Baak on the firt Monday and Tuesday in June'
next, being the 3d and 4th days of saadmonth.
All transrers of the above Stock must be. made
previous-to thq 27th inst. as from andifter thai
day,the Books will be closed for the purpose of
making out a list of the Stockholders... The
certificates of Stock -must be presented at the
time of payment. A. G. ROSE, Cashier.
Charleston, May-1, 1839 - . ' b 14'
U7 The South Carolinian and Telescope at
Columbia, Couier at Camden, Advertiser at
Edgefield,Messenger at Peadleton,Mountaineer
at Greenville, Union at Georgetown, and 'Ga.
zette at Cheraw, will-give the above two inser
tioans, viz: in the first and last week of the tim
limited, and send their- hills to the Bank for
s4omebody,-Look at this!
T AKEN from the Stable of the subscriber,
at March Court, ii Saddle, with skirts
stuffed in front, about half worn; worth, when
new, about $22. Also,a BridieaandMarutgal,
without a collar.
There was left in place of the above a p lain
Saddle, black around the edge of the skarta,
with a leather Surcingle attached to it, and pla
ted stirrups. Also, a snaffle bridle, with round
checks new' head stall, and old reins. The
owner of the p lain saddle is requested to return
the stuffed saddle, without further trouble, as
the exchange musti be known by this time, and
is not satiufactory. C. J. GLOVER.
May 7 83.- f 14 -
$20 Reward . -
S TOLEN on Monday 'ikt, the 8th instanS
from the residence of Ct. E. B. Beicher,
a Patent Silwe WJatch, with a Silk-Braid Chain,
anid a Brass Key attached to-it.
.Whosoever will deliver the. said. Watchli'to
the subscriber, and .proof sufficient to 'co'nvies
the thief, shall receive~ the abdve reward.
RICHARD) M. JOHNSON.
April 17, 1839. ,tf-11.
state of Sonth Carolina. .
C HARLES WOODWARD tolls- before
me a sorel Stallion Horse, with a streak
in the face, hind feet white, one hock rather
large, from 6 to 8 years old, and appraised at
Coyaolr.STEPHEN OWENS, Q. U.
Aiken, May 3, 183 9 - 14
A ,LARGE amount of notes and accountb
'due to Lorrain Geddings, fornmerly of
H amburg, has ben placed in the hands of the
subscriber, with the positive diretion to sue
upon-alltuch ofth'eim, as~are not settled on 'or
before the firet Monaday in-June next .
J. P. CARROLL, 4norney.
May 2, 1838 -- tf 13
Fresh Family Groceries
AMONG which Core-,~
-Porto Rico and. New Orleans Stugar.
Neyr Orlearts and Cuba Molasses,
Hyson, Imperial and Black Ta;
Rice,.&c, &c. Forsale by
C. A. DOWD.
April l-, 1839. . ~-.. tf 9
State of' South. Caroliti.
AQ(.Ol'LIJA MILES', livisig near the Pine
House,- tolls before me.oae estray Co~
supposed to be about twdive years old, uare
with a:crop on the~right ear, and a crop and
half crop on.the leil, brindled sided, with white
back and belly..A rai'e at$1 .