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From the Abbeville Banner, 10th inst.
- TE CAMM~TO,
Below will be seen the litters of three of the
Candidates for Cotngress, assigning their rea
sons for not being present on Saleay, to ad.
dress the people' also setting forth briefly, their
views ani1 prineiples. No letter was received
fMr. tLLItvAN. We regret that none of
lire gentlemen could be with us on that day,
as quite a number of persons came in from the
country with the expectation of hearing them.
True there are no important questio.ns immedi
ately before the counttry, and the political creeds
of these gentlemen are well known. vet speech
ifying is not unproductive of some good, to
give a proper direction to public sentiment, when
it proceeds from those capable of teaching.
By a resolution p:issed unanimously at tie
meeting on Monday, all the papers in the Con
gressional di-trict are requested to copy the
letters referred to.
ABBEVILLE C. I., hA. 29,1.853.
To the Voters of 4bbeville District :
At a recent meeting convened at this place, a
formal invitation was extetnded. ti the candidates
of the Fourth Congressional District, to ad
dress you on sale-da nest. Highly apprecia
ting the ionor; which r enjoy in common with
the oiher gentlen-et who are candidates for the
same office. I feel constrained from circumstan -
aes beyondr arw control to decline the invitation.
A few weeks aro I received from a number of
respectable citizens of Lexington, an invitation
to address the people of that District, on the
same day, which I accepted previously to re
ceiving the like hoior from Abbeville.
The favorible opinion, fellhow-citizens, which
you have heretofore eintertained of me, and
-which has been so often kindly and openly de
monstrated by you at once, is a source of grate
ful renmembrance, and wUl he an ineentive, in
my humble way, to merit what further honors
your generosity may confer upon mne. I feel
assured that vou believe it was my ardent de
sire to meet jon here to-day, and to have dis
cussed, fairly and honorably, any issues that
suay be presented before you.
Of cour.e tthis candor and justice allow not a
doubt, but if any exist, it flourishes and luxti
ates in that bosomt which cherishes no generous
feelitgs toward me, but which harbors that hos
tility which will not be sati-fied short of my
prematuro, and if possible, ignomitnious con
signment to political death.
Not being aware of any important political
issues before the country, I am at a loss to con
jecture what mutters may be discussed before
you, but in any esent be assured my political
tenets and sympathies are as they ever hav,
been. favorable to. those- principles which I have
so ardently advocated, since I have ha-d the honor
of serving you in the capacity of Senator.
Pardon me, my fellow-citizens, if I pass over
the particulars of mny politial history-they
would needlessly encumber this communication.
As a matter of reference allow me to refer you
to the records of the State Assembly. I have
ever endeavored to make my political cotrs
consistent with what I conceived to be the tru.
interest of my country. Will you excuse me
for a brief allusion to my course upon the floor
of the Senate, in matters of State policy? I
sustained with my whole ability the Greenville
and Columbia Rail Road, Rabun Gap Rail Road,
Savannah River Rail Road; and, in fact, all the
internal improvements within our borders, hav
ing for their object the advancemntit of com
meree, and the developing of our resources.
If it should be my good fortute to be stic
cessful in this canvass, I hereby pledge myself
to exercise my utmost power to advance the
honor and interest of South Carolitna, as well
in the National Assembly, as I have donte in the
halls of our own Legislature. It is at all times
disagreeable for one to allude to matters which
directly reflect honor upon himself: that I have
been a soldier I do not pretend to deny. By
some it has ben u.rged as an objection-why
an objection? Not that the honorable distitie
tion attd reptation whienattaChes to a soldier.
who has served, his country on manty a well con
tested field,in itself necessarily di-.qualifies him
.from holdhmig civil office ; butfrom thtefact, that
in many aistancets, -idiv iduals totally disquali
fied for ycivih position or place. have by-thep ilu
ring blaze -ofmaiiitry fame; add throgh popu.
lar enth-tssiasm, 'been elevated to offices which
by nature and educatiotn they were never intent
ded for. I ktow that this argument has been
urged atnd re-urged against more than myself.
Whether its ehreet is to have weigh tin the pre
nt canvass, you fellow citizens, are to judge.
I will not longer tire your patience.
In conclusion allow me to add, that I haive
always exerted myself to sustatin youtr htonor and
support your int'erest. All tha't 1 atm atnd all
tha.t I have, I owe to the peoplts of Abbeville;
and if I ever prove recreant to any~ trust that
you may coatide to mae, let nto part of thme re
proachm rest upon you. I am. fellow-citizens,
yours, &c. J. FO.STER MARSHALL.
EDGE WOOD, 1et Feb, 1853
Gentlemen: I was absent from home for a
week, atid did ttot receive your letter, notify.
intg me that you wete itn-trtetd to invite " all
the catndidates for Cotngress" to meet next
sale-day at Abbeville to naddress the people, &c
uutil my returtn ; and thtis is thte first heisttre tmo
metnt I have had to answer. I was tnominated
for Cuongress at first withont my. kntowledge.
atid some few weeks ago I withdrew tty namen
upon the express groutnd that, under thme exs.
ting circumifstanBces, I could ntot conisent to enter
in-o ant active canvass. Upon the eartnest etn
treaty of many eitizens from vatrious quarters,
and fromt the very best friends I hatve in thme
w 'rld, I was previailed upon to allow them to
rutn tme, but upon the utnderstaniding that 1 was
not to go into the eatnvass personally ; and I
have allrcady respectively re-fused twvo other
catlls to address the people, because of this un
derstanding. I am dleeply attached to the pen
plec of A bbeville from all the associations of my
life, as well as from all thte historical recollec
tions cinnected with the early settlement attd
defence of the District by oor forefuthers, and I
would do anything that a man ought to do to
meet their wishes.
if there was any great public qtuestion imme
distely in issue upon which the country was
dirided into parties, I would not hesitate a mn-i
mecnt as to my course--I would meet anywhere
in the discus.,ion of those questions, atnd there
should be tno voter who would be igtnorant of
atny sentiment I entertained ott the questions at
issue. But in your resolution and itnvitation
there is no such question intimated, and it woumld
result etmphatically in an " active catnvass" for
personal claims and merits betweett the candi
dates. Now, in sucht a cotitest at present, I cot
fess nothing would be more unpleasanit thatn to
appear to become the solicitous advocate of my
own claimas. It strikes me, that the peculiar
fitness attd merits of all of us, who are ntow
before the public for their choice, is clearly a
case, in the existing state of the country, for the
calm anut deliberate judgumetnt of the pe< ple.
Trtte, we live in atn eventful age, and we are
en thte eve of mighty events. The surface of
tbse world seetts, at present, smooth, but there
are deep and angry curretits runnting beneath.
All sociewy is inia state of energy that has never
been koofvn before. Our Guverunent occupies
a position of vast responsibility, not otnly as
goeiceras our own welfare, but the welfare of
maunkinad. Wise statesmanship may do much
towards giving a sound direction to events, anid
advancing the blessings of chartered liberty.
Igntoranse or bad judgment might produce a
convulsion. that would throw every thimg into
The Cuba onaestio n, with all its vast and
mighty colhtteril issues, may be forced upon us
at, anty motnent; and. let no mamn deceive himaself
under an idea hie may hiave-nu interest itn it. It
is connected with a chain- oft evetnts tbltt deeply
involves the fimnal destiny of the- shiveholdinig
rac; anid, whatever is to be tha-t destiny, is the
greatest problem that is to be worked out ini
muodern society. It will require profound judg
ment and thorough knowledge to carry us
through the difficulties that lie in the future..
Patriotism, softened- by conciliation; wisdom,
sustained by firmness, may save us amid our
children; butt, without these, our doom is fixed
I have the greatest confidence in the persimal
integrity of the President elect, amid the sounad
principles of' his public life nobly devoted to
the public good ; but allow' me to say that the day
af dnorin minority intoestu.i jalwayis tkat day
when a triumphant party, jashed with an over
whelming nwjority, comes into power.
If, in view of all these circumstances, the
people elect me their Representative, I pledge
to them my past life, as a guaranty, that I will
endeavor to discharge my'duiies faithfully to
theta. And. while I love my country, and
would feel grateful to serve a free and indepen
dent people, yet I would not, for the proudest
ollice, consent to beg for it, through personal
solicitation, or to deviate for one moment from
the direct pith of manly independence. If I
have erred in these views, I hope and trust my
friends will pardon me; whatever may be the
r.:suh, I shall ever feel for themn the warmest
impulses of a gratefal heart.
This seciion of the State has given some of
the most illustrious names to the public service.
Our people have been educated to a high stan
dard of pu.blie worth. Heretofore, mere per
sonal eleetioneering has had but little influence
with them. They must feel the deepest stake
in who is to represent them. I have been placid
where I am with no seeking of mine. And, if
they were to elect. me, under the peculiar and
emb:irrassing eircumsianees in which I inn
placed. it would lill my boson with the most
grateful emotions ; and, if the reverse, no man
will bow with niore respect to popular opinion.
I have the honor to be. very respe-etfullv,
your obedient servant, F. W. PICKENS.
Messrs. H. A. JONES, J. J. MARTIN, C. II.
February 1, 1853.
Gentlemen: A previous engagement precludes
my addressing my fellow-eitizens of Abbeville,
on Saledav iext.
There being no poliical division of our peo
ple, or issue of moment, now before then, and
lmy) own poasition, relative to that which lst
.Igitated our State, being fully known, I could,
if present, do no more, than give a general
outline of my political principles.
A single setntence is sufficient to convey my
entire political creed to those who understaid
tie principles of our form of Government. I
Uelieve that each of the thirteen States, by
which the Constitution w;t ord:tiined, was be.
fore its creation and are still separatc, distinct,
and co.-equal Sovereigns.
In aspiring to become your Congressional
Representative, Iadvance no claim beyond that
of being an honorable ge-ntleman, whose anibi.
tion to be distingnislied among his peers, is not
chilled by a contsciousness of mental inferiorit v.
You will please accept my acknowledgeient
of your courtesy, and make known on the oe.
easion the eau.se 'f my absence.
I have the honor to be respectfully your ful.
low-ci.izen, P. S. BROOKS.
Merers. H1. A. JONES, J. J. MAtRTIN, C. 11.
ARTHUR SIMKINS, EDITOR.
EDGEFIELD, S. C.
WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 16,1853.
Candidats for Congross.
COL. F. W. PICKENS,
CAPT. P. S. BROOKS,
C. P. SULLIVAN, Esq.,
COL. J. F. MARSHALL.
Capt. flrooks and OurselE
Ti.E communicatiun, whieh we publimh to-day
from Capt. Bnooics, has been senit abroad over the
Congressiona! District with the following prefatory
'-The following Comtamintion will appear in the
Advertiser. By course of mail the communhnicationi
could niot reachi Edgefield until Tuesday night. Tihe
Advertiser is publihed ott Wednesday; and. judging
from the heretofore liberal course of the Editor to
wards me in the matter of this election, I am confi
dent my article would nut have been iniserted in this
We design to write a very few words, ini reply to
the charge therein contained and in reference to a
sneering allusion to our sheet ,whtich we find in the
body of'Calit. B's." a rticle.
We regret that the writer thought 'proper to bring
us into this matter at all. But, as it hias been done,
common self-respect demnds that we should answer
his charges and repel his insinuationis. And this we
propose to do very briefly.
The supposition, expressed by Capt. Baooscs, that
we would not have published his article in our last
issue even if he had sent it to us by the Columbia
.Mail of' Tuesday, is entirely mis-placed. Because,
before that mail retaches Edgefield village, our paper
is almost invariably out atnd in thle 'hanids of our town
subscribers; and we had supposed Capt. Btnooxs
knew that such was thu fact. This htowever would
have ben too small a matter to merit attenttion, had
it stooid alone. But in immediate contnection with it,
is an ironical allusion to our " very liberal" bearing
towards him in the matter of the present election.
Upon this point, we ofler the fallowing statement of
our course and leave our readers to decide for them.
We, with a large number of our fellow-citizens,
preferred to be represented in the Congress of the
Unioti by Col. PICKENs, rather thatn by Capt.
Bnoogs. Our preferetice, we are free to say, was
decided--so mnch so that we felt it to lbe our duty
(as it was our right) to set forth Col. Ps.' claimns
briefly, and wcithout depreciation of others. This we
did in sesvesal short articles all of wchich comnbined
would not czrceed a Ihalfcolumna o~f our paper. O f this
preference on our part, Capt. Batooss was informed
the very week his name was first annoutnced in the
Advertiser for Congress. And he was thtus iniformed
in view of the very election which is now comi.4on.
It cannot therefore be pretended that, in advocating
the electiotn of f. o. PICKENs, e have done anght
but what he (Capt. B.) was w ell aware of long since.
Was not all this entirely fair I
But it may be said that we published extracts from
other papers, in furtherance of Cot. PICKENs' pros
pects, while we neglected to publish some extracts
which might have resulted in advancing Capt.
Baoous' election. We do not recall, at this time
more than two such articles which c'ame to our
knowledge. One of these was in the Laurensville
Herald, nominating Capt. JBaooxs, sayittg something
in the way of compliment, and urging his claims.
rTe other was contributed by sonme frienid of Capt.
Baoesns to the C'aroliniunt, containing a very high
complitment. There may have beeni something else in
the Newberry Sentinl-if so, we do not remember its
tenor. Now we ask, was it our part to hucnt up these
diflerent pieces and put them in our paper, when not
one of Capt. Baooirs' intimate friends thtought enough
of thte mat ter even to suggest them to us ! Besides, if
our memory is ntot at fault, we did not know of thtese
pieces at all until a few days hefore Capt. Baooas
himself appeared in our columns in reply to " TEN
Crzzaxs," and since theti lhe and his friends htave
had all the showing they requested-quite as mtuchi as
Col. PzCKE~s and his friends have had.
As for Capt. Baoous' sneerine allusion to the "Vil
age Newspaper," which hte asserts has been put in
requisition to " glorify" Col. PieKENs, we have this
to say: First, if it is meat', by the words " putt in re
viisition,"' to convey the meaning'that Cot. PteKExs
xercises any dictation or directiotn over the Advertiser,
r those connected with it, the inuendo is utterly
Secondlly, To say that the Adeertiser has "glori
fed" Col. P. (in the sense of alluding to him in terms
eyonid what he richly merits,) is entirely at variance
with the record.
Thirdly, In reply to the sneer at our " Village New
aper," we would simply say, as Editor of said " Vil
age Newspaper," that we are utterly at a loss to
know what Capt. Baooics has ever done, or spoken
r written, whtich can, by any stretch of fancey, justify
im in assuming this air of superiorty in reference
o one who is his cotemporary and equal. We
~vill not surely be accused of vanity in saying thtat we
uel " no consciousness of mental iniferinrity" to him
elf. Were it so, we aight well doubt our ability to
ive even a " Village Newspaper" any very rentarka
le degree of excellence.
We would add but one remark. We have hitherto
tudiously avoided writi-ng a word of disrespect to
rarda Capt. Baooms. rue, certain severe strictuares
~ave appeared against him in the Advertiser; but,
aving exerted what influence we had towards soften
ng their asperities, we hold ourself blamnehesin this
Our cotemporaries of Georgetown have happily
blehided their offices and interests. The sesult of the
operation is " The Pee-Dee Times," a large-sized and
good-looking sheet, which is subject to the manage
ment of Messrs. DoztIa, WATERMAN & TARBox.
Under the captaincy of Mr. DozzFa, with a skilful
WATERMAN' and a well-supplied TARBOX, we trust
and believe tiat the "Times" will long continue to
float, without a feak, "way down upon the Old Pee.
The " Lancaster Ledger" has also come out with
new and tasteful rigging, and- top-gallant floating hand
soniely to the breeze. R. S. BAtLEY, its Editor and
Proprietor is evidently making his paper one of the best
in our State. We perceive that Mr. B. gives us the
likeness of himself, as seated in his sanctum, at the
top of hisfirst Editorial column. Our impsuggests that
lie would hate to work under that fellow, if lie was
mail every time he looked ug'y.
The " Georgia Home Gazette" hai also been very
much improved in every way, and bids fair now to
climb up towards the highest round in the ladder of
literary excellence. We sincerely wish for it ten
The South Carolinian.
We invite the especial attention (if our maders to
the advertisement of Messrs. JosNSroN & CAVIS, to
be found elsewherein our present'issue. Their paper
(The Carolinian) deservedly ranks among the best of
Southern publications. Its management, under the
proprietors and editors named above, has been skilful
and judicious to a degree whiclt is seldom if ever
exceeded. It has been such as to secure the highest
respect from the Press generally and the strongly
attached confidence of its :numerous subscribers.
While ably advocating its own independent views,
whether upon questions of politics or morals, the
Carolinian has carefully abstained from unsupported
invective or supercillious taunts against its opponents.
We are pleased to know that the Curolinian's cir
culation is rapidly becoming co-exterAuive with its
merits. Its Tri-Weekly issue should be in the hands
of every one who can aflhrd the expense, which by
the way is very slight, only 03 per annum. MesArs.
JoHNsToN & CAvis have our heartiest wishes for
their private happiness and public success. They
have tnow a considerable number of subscribers on
this side of the State. May that number be speedily
doubled! Their wateifultness, their proved abilities
and their faithful discharge of the onerous duties of
their position richly tnerit this increase of patronage.
The Southern Agriculturist.
Wr. noticed the Prospectus of this work some
weeks back, and confidently predicted, from what we
knew of all concerned in its publication, editorship
&c., that it would be a firrt rate thing. We have
now received the January number, and find that our
expectations were right. The first number is agreen
covered Pamphlet of 32 pages-good paper and well
printed. It contains a large amount of very useful
information in reference to the farm, the orchard, the
gardten &c. We would respectfully advise our
friends, who are interested in such matters, tosend on
their names at once as subscribers to this valuable
Journal. It is with perfect confidence, as to its pre
sent and future claims to the support of Southern
planters, that we drop this recommendation.
Tfie American Cotton-Planter.
Tuits is another Southern enterprise, for which we
would speak a word or two of commendation. The
Cotton-Planter is a Monthly Journal devoted to im
proved plantation economy &c., &c. It is published
in Montgomery, Ala. The Editor, Dr. N. B. CLOUD,
is a native of Edgefield District, or at least was
raised here. He is well known as an excellent
planter himiself, and we remember him of old as being
a persevering and successful student. We learned a
good many things together, under that admirable
teacher and perfect gentleman, SAatLt. M. STAFFORD,
at present-a Professor in tfar Alabama Uniiversity.
Attong these, an item whlicht wve call to mind dis
tincetly is one of the mottoes *of the Cott-Planter,
viz: Possunut, gusia posse eidenur.#. It conveys the
true secret of all success. For the editor of the
"Cotton Planter," our wish isthat he may attain
the full measure of prosperity which his industry,
determination and energy ought to secure him.. His
publication is not surpassied by any similar~ one in
Rackey's Zezcon of 2'reemasdfiy,
We are inidebted to the politeness of the very in
telligent author for a neatly-bound copy of this work,
fkom the Press of Messrs. WVarLrL & JAM:5,
Charleston. Uesides being an invialuable source of
itnstuction to the Free-Mason, it as a book of gre'at
interest to thte general-reader. Mr. MACICEY has oC
viited nmuch time and labor to the itnvestigation of
Masotnic science. The Lesicont is one of the richest
products of his industry and research ini this depart
ment. In presenting and explaining the pectuliar
vocabulary of his v-enerable Order, hie has entwiined
arotind his defintitions tntch that is rare and worthy
of beitng prized by the scholar, the historian and the
philosopher. This work has now reached its second
edition, has been considerably enlarged anid improved,
atnd unqtiestionably merits a place in every library.
The Gardiner Case and Gen. Thomplsou..
Mucnt has been said and written about this celebra
teud case of supposed fraud. We say " supposedl," be
cause the questiotn of fraud has not yet been decided.
There will be an adjudication however, in all proba
bility, during the course of the present nmonth. Dr.
GAt twsett has returned to Washington, it is said, with
an ab~undanc~e of positive proof as to the existence of
htis .Slines in Mexico, whereas the Commissioners make
a retturn of non est ancnlus. 'The c-ircumnstances thus
far deveiloped justify the conjectutre that palpable guilt
will attach to the claimant.
But whlethuer arty such guilt is necessarily chargeable
epon the Counsel for Dr. GARaDINE R is entirely a sepa
rate atid distinct question. We should say not, with
otur present light uipti the subiject. Especially in re
ference to our own fellow-citizen, General WADDY
Tto~strsoN-, would we deny the propriety of any such
conclusion, at least utntil the most satisfactory evi
dence of criminal connexion with the afluair shall be
adduced by his accuser. Trhe Southern Patriot, in a
late article upon this stibject, says with much good
sense and fairness, " It is trute that the mnost valuable
possession of our beloved Saieis the character of her
distinguished sons. andI we thitik that this should
make us all cautious in lending the slightest appear.
ance of believing any charge injurious to their reputa
tioni and honor."
'The Patriot further states with confidence that, in
the event of fraud being proved against GARDINER,
" en. TttostesoN will speak for himself, antI in such
a way, andI with suchl proofs, as will not only satisfy
every otie that he has been without blame in the
whole matter, but has acted in this as in all other
cases in which lie has been engaeg'ed before the Mexi
can Commissioners, with the nmost scrupulous honor."
With thisassurance, whiich doubtless emanates from
the best authority upon this point, we think every, the
most sensitive, Carolinian should rest satisfiedl, until
it is clearly falsified by stubborn facets. At all events,
we are oh that mind at present, and trust we shall find
no cause of dissatisfaction in the matter.
'Wo Current Reversed.
TnEa discovery of gold in Australia is said to have
checked thme tidle of foreign emigration to the United
States in a very remarkable degree. The Port statis
tics on this side of the water not only confirm this
opinion, but go to shiow that large numbers are daily
leaving the American shores iti pursuit of Eastern
gold. The New York E.rpress thinks the country
has nuot yet felt the effects of this reversed current
atid, we would add, never will.
Ma. EvEarsr-, Secretary of State, has rnade a
report upon the subiject of our difficulties with Great|
Britain as regards the Fishery qtiestion. From this|
report, it appears that time only is wanted to conclude
an arrangement which wvil lie satisfactory to both
Governments. Owing to various undetermitied de
tails, this arrangement cannot be prepared far the
action, of Congress during the present Session. In
the mean time, it is recommended that Congress take
such immediate action in the matter as will remove
all danger of trouble on cte fishing grou'nds during
the approaching season. The pran suggested, to
effect this desideratum, is that Congress should forth
with pass an act admitting provincial fish free of
duty into the United States, on condition tthat the
fishermen of the United States are admitted lnto a
FoR T11 ADVEaTIsEa.
X&. EDITOR:--The Advertiser of February 2nd
wvas placed in my hands on Saturday last, by a friend,
at a Company Muster in this District, and my atten
tion directed to the communication of Col. F. W
P1ICKEj5s, and also to a scurrilous attack upon me by
some one, over the signature of " CAssIUs."
In the statement made by Col. PacKENs and my
self relative to the conversation held between us in
March last, there is no discrepancy, except as to the
Passage "I think, hie added, might have the effeet
of keepingothers off." It will be observed from the
construction of the sentence that I was not altogether
confident of the language, and as it had been used
by others, it was designedly qualified. Col. PicKENs
publishes through the Advertiser, and also in hand
bill form, a letter from me to Irim, to the effect that
I never regarded him pledged not to be a candidate
for Congress. Nor did 1. It is not unsual for gen
tlemen to requirL or give pledges upon n..utcrs of
election. A simple itimation is generally altogether
sufficient to induce a glief, and if by chance a wrong
construction given, there is a high moral obligation
to correct it instanily. In matters of contract a
g-stleman's word is his bond, and in social inter
course .n intimation is equal to a pledge.
Now, the entire truth as to my letter to Col. P. is
simply this. By a private letter from Edgefield Vil
lage, I was informed that Col. PIcKENSwouldl, in the
Advertiser of that week, publish a card withdraw
ing from the canvass. - As my relations with him
had previously been altogether of a friendly charne
ter, and knowing tha these relations were threaten
ed with a disturbance by the continuance of his
nomination after his' detent for the U. S. Senate,
together with the fact that I was really desirous of
continuing our intercourse un the same footing which
we stood before any nomination whatever was maie.
and desirousto remove all cause of irritation, after
his withdrawal, in a monient of generosity I penned
that letter. Could I ave believed that Col. PicKENs
would have construed an intended kindness into
an acquittal of the obligations imposed by his previ
ous intimations, I should certainly have been more
guarded in my languate. I ask that it may be re
membered that my letter to Col. PICKcs was written
after his withdrawal, and was occasioned by it. To
wards Col. I'icxEs, personally, I entertain no Seri
ous unkindness, the extent of my dissatisfaction be
ing, that he is now (perhaps unconsciously) lending
his name to those who desire to defeat my election,
though his own defeat is dertainly involved. In con
eluding this part of-my communication, and as evi
dence that Col. PtcxEs left upon the minds of
others the same impression that he did utipon me, I
propound this question : Did not Col. PIcxEs, int
the early part of January, say by letter to an elector
in an adjoining District, that he could not " with
any propriety" be a candidate for the lower House
of Coge, as he had so recently come out of a
canvass for the U. S. Senate?
.1 now turn with regret to the assult of " CAssss,"
and while I defend myself against his imputations, I
shall endeavor to preserve that moderation, dignity
and decency which is due to myself and the District
which is my birthplace and my home. A Newspa
per is not the place for wrangling, and I trust my
fellow-eitizens will remember that it has not been
commenced by me.
" ~ss seemis to regard as a " violatioin of good
manm e-s" the publication of a letter addressed to me
upon a public matter, signed by tea gentlemen,
shmwn to many othiets,l and their signatures to it
asked and refused, the contents of whieh~letter were
known as far as Meeting Street, and a report put
into circulation that F was about to withdraw, even
before I had received it. This is simply absurd. But
he goes on to say that this letter, signed by ten of
rmy "personal friend " was "meant. to be solely
private."~ Mod " ma s"us know what was
"~meant?" Was he in theiconelave with which the
letter originated ? Of-was he too one of may " per
sonal friends 1"
I anm also charged with " retailing private conver
sations, pertaining to a public election?., and after
beinog decliberately duped and systematically deceived
fam, tforsooth, to remain silenit, lest same caess
may regard it an in fraetion of " a wholesome regnla
tion of society." " Cissies" nmext assumes that no
coniversation occnrred between Col. Picx ENs and
myself, "simply becuse it is an impossibility." Col.
Pgcg~is himself admits the conversation.
"Cassies" next says that "Col. Pmc~ssa' name
was never mentioned, either publicly or privately,
in contrection with any candidaey for the~ Senate,
until af ter Mir. UnEr-r resigned." Now let it be re
meimered that upon the death of Mir. CArLOouN,
Col. EmatonE was apponted b'y the GoAernor : that
after his death Mir. BARINwEL.L was next appointed
to serve until the meeting of the Legishature. Mtr.
Rum-rr was then elected. Was not Col. PicKEvas
not spoken of on each occasion ? Mr. RnE-T was
elected only to fill out the unexpired term of Mr.
CArInot-N. and every body knew that the regular
election for the term of six years would be held at
the session of the Legislature of 1852. IHad Mtr.
RiHET-r been eleeted for the whole term, th en pos
sibly " CAssicM' " rule of " common lawy" might
But, in the face of all thi.', and the notorious fact
that Col. PicKE~s has, for the last eight years, been
a standing candidate for either Senator or Governor.
" CAssiws" says a conversation relative to his being
a candidate could not have occurred, "because it
was an i npossibility.i" " CAssius" proceeds to say,
that I have wronged Col. Pic~eNs, the gentleman
to whom my letter was addressed, and the people
of the Fourth Distriet. Every allusion to Col. PreK
Exsin m-y letter was made in rcspectful, and not
unkind, language. Six~ of the ten getntlemen,.who
signed the letter to me, were informed in person by
me, that [ intended publishing my reply, and ao
objection wvas made. The remaining four were out
of the village. How I have wronged the peop~le who
I seek to represent is beyond my comprehension,
and certainly was not my intention. When or whern
I have raised " theocry of persecutioin,"~ or " treated"
or " travelled with Circuses," I should be pleased
to learn. "CAssius' " assertion, that " eight Co
operatiunists prefer Col. PICEENU, though he was a
Seesons, is false. .I refer to the gentlemen
themselves. For some of tisem r could answer.
" CAssics" next assumes- that my letter is an at
tempt to " dig at thb. buried remains of Secession
and Co-operation," because of my opin~ion that the
opposition to me is chiefly political, ie is pleased
to term this expression of opinion " a low appeal,"
while he makes the honorable effort to prejudice me
with those who are my political friends, by terming
my withdrawal from the canvass for the Somuthern
Congress a desertion. My reasons have heretofore
been given to the public, and my course approved
by the leading party Press, and by every distin
guished Co-op'erationist in the State with whom I
have conversed. " CAssius" has evidently seen my
Card relative to this matter, and yet he deliberately
utters an u'truth in charging me with the fear of
being in a " minority" as the cause of my wvith
I will her e add, as evidence of my willingness to
let political bygones be bygones-that at the gener
a' election in Oetober I designedly voted for three of
each party. In every district election I voted for
g:entlemen differing with mec politically, except in
that of Tax Collector, and thea I voted for my next
It is a little remarkable that " CAssiUs" should
have volunteered to defend " the bright integrity"
of " Col. Psce~is, who has more popularity and in
fluence ouit Ef (!) South Carolina than. any states
man within her borders." I had supposed Col.
PicKEaNs to h. a gentleman every way capable of
defending himseclffkom any manner of attack. Yet
recourse is had to "large and respectable meeting"
to bolster up-the colunms of a village newspaper
are put in requisition to, glorify-and "CAssius"
springs forward to defend this man, who "has more
popnlar:ty and influence out of South Carolina than
any statesman within her borders."
So muehi, Mr. Editor, is intended for your readers.
I have no right to carry personal nmatters before
them, or to distract the community in which I live.
Did I know wiho) " CAssiS" is I would here stop.
But I do not, and therefore add a few words for his
To " CASS[ U"--ta: You have Liken advantage
of a fictitious signat're, and my presumed absence,
to make an unprovoked, unmannerly and ungentle
manly assault upon me, 1y name, through the pub
lie Press; You have, by imputation, inuendo and
implication. outraged the sensibilities of the females
of my family, by publishing, in a newspaper acces
sible to them, as "euphuisms," wWX you dare not
speak in plainer English. The heart that can ceer
ish so much malice as you have displayed towards
me, should have the courage to gratfy it. Immnedi
ately after the election I will be at leisure, and sub
jeet to your commands. P. S. BROOKS.
LEXINGTUN C. II., February 6, 1853.
?Ott THE ADvEnTIsEIL.
TRIBUTE OF RESPECT.
At a Meeting of the Butler Flying Artillery,
hild at their Parade Ground on Saturday the- 12th
instant, the following Preamble and Reso:utions were
proposed and unanimously adopted :
WrERaEAs, it has pleased a wise and ineritable
Providence- to take from us, by the lnmid oif death,
our esteemed young friend and fellow-member of
the Butler Flying Artillery, Mr. GooDE MURRELL,
and. w:IEneAs. we deeply lament the loss our Con,
pany ias sustained in his untimely death and sin
errely sympathise with his relatives in their severe
Resolred, Tha:t as a testimony of respect and es
teem for the memory of our departed brother
soldi. r, we wear the usual badge of mourning for
Resolved, That, in testimony of our condolence
with the bereaved famiily, a copy of these Resolu
tions be trnamnitted to them by fir Clerk of the
Resolved, That these proceedings he published
in the Edgefield Adrertiser.
JACKSON COVAR, Clerk.
FOR THlE ADVVRTIsER.
E rEILD, Feb. 14, 1853.
Ma. EDIToR :-Tlaving been called on to give a
certificate explaining the nature and purposes of the
letter pub'ished by Capt. BRoOKs in your paper of
the 26th ultimno, I hereby submit to you the follow
ing statenient, in which I believe all of the svbecrit
bers to that letter concur.
The letter to Capt. Baoos was intended to
be entirely private. and not to express any prefer
ence for Col. Picxas- to Capt. Bnooxs, but to leave
us unpledged to either if our suggestions were not
We regret exceedingly that this letter has been
made the ground of an unkind controversy-a result
which could not have been forescen, and for which
we would gladly hope,, there is no good cause for
continuing. Yours, respectfully,
II. R. SPANN.
FOR TnE ADAERTIFEa.
To" The Hunchback,"
" I am glad to know yott, sir ;" your " comely
hunch"' exposes a " fonl lump of defrnrmity,"~ and re
veals more of a" Fathoam," than a " Master Walter."
"I'll speak to it"-brefly. And firt as to the
numbei- of persons present at the nieeting held in
this place, by the frientls of Capt. Baooos. True
our mnber's were small, yet sufficiently " large"'to
speak the sentiments (and speak thte truth) of at least
one hundred and fifty of the " iani freemen" who
vote at the Hamburg box: for proof wait till the fourth
Monday. This mleeting was not compoesed of
4 Ilexctinicrs," all that class of the mtongrel gender
having long since been exptunged fromn our concl,
and our society: therefore the meeting WVas quite
"respectable," qtuite. There was hut one diesetnt
itng voice to the Preameible and Resolution~s, and that
proceeded frotm one of' the tm -mbers of the commimt
te who reported them. The gentlemen who com
posed thazt meeting were not conscious of having
" stultified" themselves, as you scurillously and
unmatnnerly indicate. This, my dear sir, wvas, to'
say the least of it, no nmark of gentlemanly benring,
or good breading in your " hnneh." The proceed
ings'.fthey bear evidence of a want ot commeon
" English," seem to lhave coentaeinedl tioo much truth
to lhave betU success'ully attaceked by the " imbeeile
weapons" of your stultiloquism. Why did yott noit
attack the btusiness of the proceedings, instead of the
"sise'' and "respectability'' of the meeting, the
abilty of its m embers, and the phraseoelogy of the
proceedings ? I strongly suspect yeeu felt the writh
ing of a congscience ill at ease, and dared not venture
out in the bl.:ze oftruth,. " At wheat inmeans will not
the desperate stnatchi 1" (Vulga rly--a drowning man,
ke.) May you neot apepropriatJ thme ada:ge to youer
self. andl the Master" whom, still thoue has'~t served ?"
CZeSAn cried " Help mec Cassius or I sik. You
are erious to kn~ow how neaty of us can "parse''
tme "Eneglish" contamned ine our proeceedings. Neow
this is ungenerous, I declare it is. Can vou thus
wilfully, and eof your imalice aferetheonght expoese our
Lenrance. because we haint got thce booek laerninm' Ike
yourself, to conceal it ? I om-e heard a story of heidh
arnin' l'il tell it you. Otne of Africa's sable sons
was discoursing of the superioir merits of his young
inaster, wvho haid just returned frem the University,
wheni, to give the utmst extent of his acquiretments,
e said, " why Mlissis, sitce Masesa - come baek
from de Cellege he so high larnt, lie no utnderstaned
cmntmtn people.'' May be this is the case w'thr your
Lerdsmhip, (it is neow titme you had claeime d your
arldom.) You shoruld reedleet, my Lord, thle
Law tmaximn, " Mala gr'ammsatica noan ritzat char
ar." and yoiu shomuld also recollect that. when a
an has not receive d the benefits of high lain', it
a unco;:rteous, unikind anid ill-bred to taunt him
wih a criticism in com'pany.
Yours till death, C LIF FORD.
UIaceuo, February 12, 1853.
Yonx Dsrater.-The situation and pros
ets of the farmers of this Distriet, the preset
seasonm, are favorable int maeny respects. A mar
et f'or thee produce of thme paest year has been
utrnisheed them at home. A fair antd remuiner
aing price has beetn obtained for cottone, the
article of chief productiotn. Cotmparatively no
ime has been conatmed in reaching a market.
l'tey have saved one momth, otme t welth of the
r.tsr, which wtill be devoted to the imaproveumet.
f their fierms atnd the prepaeration for thme en- I
suing erop). Their increased produetion ought I
herefore, to realize hereafter, fumlly oe~t twelth
ore thatn he.retofore. Indeed, this incereased.
noutctioni ought to be fer tmore thaen the abonve
stimate. An increaese oh' twenty-tive per cenit
ould perha ps atpproximate tnearer thme proba
le truth. le-ides the tmere cons'ideratiotn of1
ite, it should be retmetmbered. thaet time work
og stock of our faermners begin thme seaesomn in
nst excellenet order, anud fat. It is a subject
or daily remark, and time facet hsts given us mueh
miisactiotn, thaet time horses and mules oef the
istrict we:-e never perhaeps in better conditioni.
ihey bring their loads to this nmarket frothing -
md stmokimng from excess of high keep atnd feed.
hey are, from this facet, in a contditioni to per
orma far more labor than they otherwise could. e
o waegon down horses and mules into a low a
tate of flesh, and to have thema jaeded anid spir
tless at he commentcement of the ploughing
eason, tmust necessarily impede labor, and de- -
raet greatly from the profits of prenduetitn.
orni too is abunmdatnt in ouir District. Let
ur farmers thenm g" to work at otnce', and in J
piit-take a fair start with the season-turn fc
...r .a mcli land a you can before planting
time, plough as deep as you can in the soil, th
wilt permit it, and trust in Providence for th
HORRIBLE TRAGEDY IN Onto.-The Tuse
rawas (Ohio) Advocate, has the following a
count of a most brutal homicide:-On last Si
uiday, a murder in cold blood was perpetrate
near Bolivar, in this county. It appears th
two brothers, of the name of O'Fray, we
wrestling. when the eldest one, aged about sixl
raied a stick of wood to strike the other. TI
wife of the decensed one interfered, and implo
ed him not to strike her liu-band, who was ree
ing under the effects of intoxication. He mai
Some violent threats, wheti she left to arou.
the neighhlors. In a short time she retirne
with some of her friends and satv the lifelei
form of her husband, his head all beat into
jelly. The murderer was sitting on a log ne.
by, and appeared to be unnoved at the awl
crime lie had just committed. He was arreste
and is now in jail awaiiting his trial.
To MECHANCS.-The Charlotte, N. C. Whi
- Any number of mechanics, whose busine!
is connected with the building of houses, wi
tind employment in Charlotte during the con
ing .pring and summer. A large Female Co
lege, Bank, Town Hall, Passenger Depot, an
other public buildings, besides a dozen or noi
of private dwelling lhouses, are in contemplatioi
aid will certainly be built durinug the spring an
sumner. Come, t herefore, all you mechanic
who desire employment and wish to be wt
paid for your labor, Come and come quickly
Fn.sHr.T N TnE ALABAMA.-The hlontgor
ery Journal, of Tuesday morning, snys:
Much damage throughout this section 1
ro::ds, bridges and fences on the streams, w
leeasioned by the severe storm on Saturd:
nighit. The river tose very. suddenly, ar
doPubtless some cotuon has been lost at some
the low landings. Some articles were swe;
from the wharf at this place; among theum
targe steam boiler, which floated off'as buo
atly as if Uade of wood."
Pr.AIN SPFAKING.-The organ of the Rom::
Catholics of Lower Canada, the True Witnee
referring to the rumored invasion of Great Bi
Inin by Louis Napoleoin (or France. declares th:
"Great Britain is the main st:'v of the enetni
of God and Christ ; she is druin k with the blot
of martyrs and in the aippronching contest if
prayers of two hundred millions of CatItoli
throughout tle world will daily and hourly a
end for her defeat."
TiE SuooTING AFFAIR AT WAsHtWGToN.
is Ntated that when the officers were puttir
Schunumburg into the carriage to convey him I
prison, an inefl'etual effort was natde to mc
him by the populace. Strong efforts will I
made by the friends of deltumburg to justil
the act. -
DIVIDING FLOrtA.-We learn from the Gen
gin papers that at project is in agitation at T
lahassee for dividitng the State of Florida.
is proposed, by the advocates of the plan,
unite that portion of the State lying west of i
Clattahooebe river to Alabanti, and that pr
tion lying between the Chittathoochee at
Suwannee rivers to Geoargia, and the balat
to constitute the future Statte of Florida.
THE 31ATlY AND THE PAPER.-It is a got
won:tn who lets her parting thoughts run ip
the baby mid the newspaper. The Bost(
Transcript gives uA an account ofan anxioi
mother in an oniibus, w.-ho ott leaving hon
gave- the followintg injunction: "Take eare
the batby, and don't foarget to setnd the Hon
.lournaul." l'Te Tratnscript ays, " we have fail
ini that lady's domuestic character, and feel sui
that her tireside is a h.,appy one. If this got
kitud sotul could'iut have lher baby with her, wh
she took the next best remuaitider of her htapj
We have a particular regnrd for hidics wil
thintk of babies and home journals-let thei
live where they nmay. WVe feel sure they hai
hearts ingh tt*ight platc, and. beaida..wdrtiSy
MILK FOR BUTTER.-A French paper, son
time sitnce, made ant annonneemtient of great i
terest to dairymeti antd farmters.-ntamely, th;
tmiik kept in zinas patils will curd 4four or fi
hours latter t hani that kept in pails of dilTerei
mtateriatl, which allows aill the cream to separat
In an experiment made foar the paurpose, tI
creatt tauken frotm thte tilt pails yielded 2 poum1
o! butter, and the other 2n potunds. The bit
ter from the zitne pails proved sweeter and mor
agree:bl~e t hant the othler.
This is certainily worthay of trial.
TuE Coluitbia (Tennewssee) Intelligenet
maukes tmentioni of a very retmatrkable famtil
int blauury county. The hiead of the famil
is'.Mr. John Kennedy, who resides sot
eight niiles north of Columbia. He hil
eightteent childretn living-all fully growtn
seventy. four grand chtildretn, anid fifty-oi
gre'atgranid-children--in atll, otte hunidre
and forty-thtree ! There htas niot beeti
sinigle death in the family sitnce thte yea
160ti. A remnarkauble faimily, truly!
TIRlED OF TI'tE:M.-Tw~o imptortant bill
were reported ini the Penntsylvatnia Legisla
tre ott Monday-oue to prevetnt cotlore
personis froti acquiriing a residenco. in thai
State, anid the oither to prevenit fugitive
from labor itt other Stattes atnd slaves mavit
tittedh by their mnasters from settlinig i
A nRRtIIED tmant is like a candle, beCaus
lie sotmetimnes goes out at night.
2.AAnrRED, itt A ugusta. Ga., on thre 8thi intst., b
lie Rev. Wn. Hard, Dr. GtcEsvu.. ItoiD an
rs. EvAr~iNE V. MlATS, bot of Edgefietd Distrie
MIARRIEn, on the 13th inst., by Rev. D. U). Brua
ion, Mr. WuiLLaM CUe.AztEaand lin's MIAaT A.N
?ATLEDGE, all of thtis .Hlstrict.
C 0N M E RO I A L.
Correspondence of the Advertiser.
ItA.\lBU RG, Feb 12, 18.53.
Corro.-There has not been any material chtang
n prices during the week eniding to-day. We linv
tad quite a good week's business at last week
>rices. rTe excess in the receipts have gotten ui
osiderably over a hatf miliaan of bales, which pre
rett prices from advancing. We doubt mue
hethter pries will keep up much loniger, fule
here be some indicatin of a decrease in receipts.
WVe quote prices to-day at 6 to 9( a 10c. D.
I WILL SELL at private sate, or, if not previons
Lly disposed of, at pubie outery at Edgetieldl C
., on sale-day in Mlarch, the fullowiag Tracts e
TIhe la:ce known as the " HObESTEAD," for
nerly the property of Jacob Psw, dee'd., conta~n
ng Sevetnty Acres, w'th a good Dwelitng Hous
tid all ntecessary outbuilings.
Also, Thuree H-unadredt acres, mtore or less, of goot
'incy Woodls Land, situated inear the " lomesteaa
'lace," at aboaut the distance of hiatf-a-ie.
I wi:l also sell a Negro Mltn, Womnnir and thre'
A pply to the Subscriber at Edgefield C. HI. GooJ
tes to thme property can bc given.
.10OEL P. hILL.
Feb 16 3t 5
rR. TOMIKINS is my authorized Attorney.
.e durinug my absetnce from thme State, to wvhomni
:fer all unsettled busitness.
JOH N TOM1PKiNS, Sr.
Feb 16 tf 5
Potatoes, Onions, &c.
CONSTANT supply of Potatoes, Onions:
1Oranges, Lemons, Coconuts, &e., may Ib
unud at E. IhODGES, AGENT
Nov28 tf e A 1
Butler Lodge, No. 17, 1. 0. F
A Regular Meeting of this Lof
t 'will he ild on Monday evening ne
JOHN LYON, Secretary.
Feb 15 it 5
re A REGULAR Communieation of
e 4No. 50, A. F M., will be held at
r- 'P their Iall on Saturday evening, next,
at 7 o'clock P. M.
e By order of the W. M.
d N. B.-All Miembers indt bted to the Lodge will
is please take notice, that the By-Laws will be strict
a ly enforced.
ir Feb 15 It 5
MRS. H. E. McNEIL would infirm the
itlies of E-igetield and vicinity, that she has
taken Rooms opposite the Planters' Hostel, where
she may be found at all times, by her old customers,
is and all who may require her services in the line of
I FASIIONABLE DRESS MAKING. A share
. of public patronage is respectfully solicited.
. Feb16 4t 5
il n BARRELS choice Coffee Sugar,
d 1UU 10 hhas. commoi to fine N. 0. Sugar,
s. 100 bags superior R:o Cofti-c,
i 100 barrels, new c op, New Orleans Mobises,
." 30 boxes Cheese,
300 sanks Salt,
u. 40 boxes. sperm and adamantine Candles:
Together with a full and complete assortment of
n Groceries generally. Purchasers will find it great
8 ly to their advantage by examining our stuck, as
facts are'stubborn things.
AGNEW, FISTIER A CO.
Feb. 2, 1853. 3t 5
Pt To Jurymen and others.
a HOSE who have butiness at Muir-h Court, are
respecfully informed, that they can be sctom
nodated with Board and Lodging, on the most
reasnable terms. at the I louse immediately below
" the Steam Mill, where the Subscriber will be grati
. fled to gie the utm.st attentiaon to the wants of aU
I- who may favor him with their eomnpaty.
it G. El1OADWATER.
K Feb 16 3 .
e Superior Apple Vinegar.
JUST received 41111 Galleons APPLE VINEGAR,
- Pof superior quality. If you want Vinegar, that
is Vinegar, dont fail to call and get a -upply; It is
readlv fine and no mistake.
It For sale by G. L. PENN, AcLw.
ig Feb 16 tf 5
b Land for Sale?
r 'ilE Subscriber will sell at private sale, his el
ry r. ellent TRACT, containig Seven Hundred
and Forty-six. lying on waters of the Edisto River,
and adjoining lands of Wiliam Librand and Levi
1- On the premises are a good Dwelling, Gin Tiose
It and Screw. and all other neerssary oout-buildings.
to The snid Land will be sold on reasonable terms
te to an approved pur chaser.
r- WM.- BUSI!.
d Feb 16 7t 5
BY Virtue of sundry wrils of Fieri Ferias*
id to me directed. I shall proceed to .sll at
n Edatefield Court House, -on the first Monday
n and Tuesday following in March next, the
is following lproperty. in the following cases, viz:
e Matt Ardis vs John Marsh and wife, -One
:f ruet of Land contr~ining oine thionsand,(1000)
ie acres, more or less, Granted to Thomas .Lary,
h on the West side of Bitt Horse Creek, ad ad
e joining lands of D. J. Waxlker, Raxmbo.& Wa1.
d. ker, and John Wise.
y llenry Mloore, benrer. vs John- C. Tliomtaa,
vy One racet of Land containing one hxundre-d and
'firty (I50) :neres, more or less, adjoining ania
o of Sasrah Thoms, A bram Kileresend hrs.
n Tho'muas Lewis vs Charlotte Timgiin,
e The Traxct of Lend aere ihe Defea~n '
T immeraman nn others *.. e
me William Wi~son vs Rnsse-l Harden; Henry
-* Colt-in and othe-s, vs The Same, The Trnet o'f
it Land in Bench Islaind, whetre Mirs. Harden and
e family resides, -,onttaing one hundred and I wen
It ty-five(125) aeres, mnore or less, anid aidjoinimng
e. lamds of Rt. J. Hankinson, WVlliam Wilson, A.
ie Simnkins and others.
Is Luthmer Roll vs John Hlill. Administrator. The
t- Traet of Lnnd situaxted in Beanch Island, where
e Mrs.-- Cox res.ides, containinig three hun.
dlred (300) neres. mnore oar less, adjoining lands
of G. D. Mills, M. Gniphin amnd others.
r LEWIS JONES, S. E. E. D.
y Feb 13 4t e 5
S STATE OF SOUITH CAROLINA.
s IN ORDiNARY.
e Y H. T.VRIGH , Esq., Ordinary of Edge.
d Wherens, Jamens A. Dev ore has applied to me
aI for Letters (If Admin~istration, on all and sin
*r gular the goods and chattles, rights and credits
(If Te'mpernnee Rsbertson late of the District
These atre, therefore. to cite and admonish all
.and singular, the kindred a.nd creditors (If the
d said deceased, to bie and applear before me, at
our next Ordinary's Court for thme said District,
tto be holden at Edgetield Court House, on0 the
a 22d day of Februaary inst, to show enntse, if
-. any, why the said axdministramtiona should not
ix be arratnted.
Given uder my htand and seal, this the 8th
day of Feb., in thme yeaIr of our Lord one t hons
a andl eight hunidred and fifty-three and in the
seventy-seventh year oft Amerienn tin dependence
Hi. Tr. W RIGHlT, o. E. D.
S Feb.16 2t 5
ALL Persons indebted to the Estate of Jane
d.l Logan, dee'd., are requested to make imme
t. diate puhyment, anda those havinig denmandls will pre
,se-nt them forthwith, pruaperly nutested according to
haw. AMABROSE NIX, A dm'r.
* Feb5 Ilem 3
A LL Persons indebted to the estate of Henry F.
.tlFreemian, dee'd., will comne forward imme
diately and make paynment, and those having de
nmands will render themi in properly attested.
e ~ J. H. JENNINGS, Ex'or.
eFeb 9 ly 51
No tic e.
tTE WILL. proceed to sell at Eulgefleld C. H.,
VVon sale day in March next, a TRACT of
L AND, containing One Ilundred and Th'rty-fauer
a (134) acres, mnore or less, known as the Good Spring
- Branchi Tract, belonging to the cstate (If John hat
cher, dee'd., situate in Edgefreld District, and bound
ed by lands of Gen. Jas. ,Jones and others.
Termis made known on day of sale.
AMOS0 L A NID R JM, A d'r with the
F 9 J AS. 1 A TCIIlER. W 1il! annexed.
Fb9-t t 4
-IIE STAGE from Augusta arrive, now so
Iearly that it is necessary to make up the Mlail
fair the Up-Country the over n'ghmt. Letters should
be in the Post Ofliee by 8 o'clock, P. &l., at which
timeo the M1ail will close.
G. L. PENN, P. M.
Feb9 tf 4
ALL Persoums ha~vingt demands against the Es-'
?.tate of A. 11. Cuoleman, dee'd., are requeste4
to present them properly attested, ad' these in,.
debted previous to his death, by Note wa Accoun,
will make immediate payment, as fkreher 19duir
gence will not be given.
WILSON ABNEY, Adm'r.
Sept 17 tf 3
ALL Persons indebted to the Estate of Hardy.
Cl White, dec'd., are requested tomake inmedi..
ate payment and those having demands~ against the
samie, will render theni in properl7 attested,
JAMbES H. WHITE,.
W. HI. GRIFFITH, Adm'a