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THE $bbscrtber has on hand,J and intend'
keeping a constant supply of Castings had
Ploughs, of the best quality and ol different sorts
and sizes, left and right hand, from $>10,50, up
to g20, according to the size and quality. And
I do hereby notify and forewarn all persons in
the state of Delaware from making, using, or
selling any of Peacock's Patent Ploughs, only
such as may have been purchased of me, or b>
my order. It is wished that Farmers may be
cautious about going over of the line to get Pa
tent Ploughs, as they may expect to be brought
to trouble and cost If they do, as the subscriber
intends selling, andoffers for sale, Patent Rights
in different parts of the stale, so that there wiW
be a. sufficient supply.
N. II. Three or four hands wanted immediate
ly at the Plough making business, two black
smiths und two in wood.
Wilmington* .From street, opposite the Bleck
A handsome new two story Brick
House in French* between Queen andi
Hanover streets. 1 he situation is one
of the pleasantest in the Borough. For
further particulars inquire of
r I I» o i *
Wilmington &" Lancaster
THROUGH IN A DAY.
The Stages commence running
on Monday the 19th inst.
THIS line will leave D. Brinton's, Wilming
ten, every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday,
at 6, A. M. Breakfast at Stephen Greenfields
dine at Henry F. Slaymaker's, and arrive ai
Samuel Slnymaker's, in Lancaster, at 4 P. M.
It will leave Lancaster every Tuesday, Thurs
day, and Saturday, at 6, A. M. Breakfast at Mr.
Flenry F. Slaymaker's, dine at Mr. S. Green
fluid's, and arrive at Wilmington at 4 P. M.
Stage fare through £4. All way passengers
>U cents per mile. loOlbs. baggage equal to ;•
passenger. AU freight and baggage at the risk
of the owner.
]). Briitton Co.
JV'oticc is hereby given,
That the books for receiving subscript'll ns to
the Brick Meeting-House and Rock Run Turn
pike road, will be opened on the sixteenth day
of June next, at Rock-run Brick Meeting House,
and Dizard's Inn.
By order of the Commissioners.
THAT commodious three story Brick House
and Lot, situated in the Borough of Wilmington,
twenty two feet on Water street, and extending
through the square to Front street, with coveni
Front street, fitted for a stable.
This House was built of the first materials,
has been occupied as a Public House, is divided
rooms, a good cellar under the whole,
that might be fitted for a Bottling Cellar,
terms of payment will be made easy to the pur
chaser, and the property may be occupied im
HAND AND POST BILLS,
Executed at this office.
A CL HUK WANTED.
A steady young man, well recoin
mended, who writes a good band, will
.'eeeive immediate employment, by
J. P. Fairlamb,
Surveyor and Conveyancer,
May 21 —St
'irand Lodge of Delaware.
A Grand Stated Communication of the. Grand
l.o tge of Delaware will be held at the Town Hall ,
in the Borough of Wilmington, on Tuesday the twen
ty fourth day of June next at ten o'clock A. M.
being the Anniversary of St. John the Baptist,
The subordinate Lodges are requested to attend by
By order of the R. W. Grand Master,
•lamps booth, jun. Grand Seo'ry.
New Castle , May 16.' A. D. 1817. A. L. 5817.
Valuable Laud for Sale.
The subscriber öfters to sell at private
sale, his very valuable tract of Land, si
tuate in Pencader hundred, New Castle
County, Delaware, adjoining lands of
Abraham Short, Dr. John T. Rees, and
others, on the public road leading from
Newark to Middletown. This tract con
tains about 340 acres, about 80 of which
are cleared, part being under clover and
a great deal of excellant meadow may
easily be made—there is a never failing
stream of water running through the
premises and near to the present im
provements which consist of a small log
house, kitchen, &c. About 260 acres of
this tract are woodland, and from its
contiguity to Bohemia Manor, where
wood is scarce, and within a quarter of
a mile of a Haw Mill, renders it an ob
ject worthy attention. From the large
proportion of woodland, it might eligibly
be divided into three or more lots, so as
to accommodate purchasers—and from
the situation of the stream of water and
the surrounding neighborhood, it is con
sidered that it would be an excellent
place for either a Tannery or Distillery.
Application to be made either to Mr.
John Herdman, Newark, who will give;
every further information, or to the sub
scriber in Mill Creek hundred, near Lon
don-Tract Meeting House.
(New*Castle County, in the State of
by virtue of an order of the Orphan's Court
'for the said County of New-Castlt, will be
posée! to sale at public vendue on Friday the
thirteenth day of May, inst. at 2 o'clock in the
afternoon, at the house of Solomon Hersey, in
the village of Stanton, in Mill Creek hundred
and county aforesaid, two tracts or parcels of
Situate in White Clay Creek hundred in the
said county, to wit :
NO. 1, late residence of George R. Massey,
deceased, consisting of a two 6tory brick house,
stable, outhouses and seven acres of land, be the
same more or less.
NO. 2, bounded by the road leading to Ogle
town from the onto »d.tu leading from Newport
• «> Christian* Bridge, on the sou ih, and by lauds
nf Ha vthorn and Smith, containing one hund
red and for. y acres, be the saine more or less,
•»eing a part of the leal estate of George 11
Massey, deceased, and to be sold for the pay
ment of his debts- Attendance will be given
and the terms of sale made known at the time
•'.nd place aforesaid, by Victor Dupont and
Nicholas G Williamson, Esquires, Administra
tors of the said deceased, or their Attorney.
By order of the Orphan's Court,
John Wiley, Clerk.
New Castle, May 21-3t.
From the Federal Republican and Baltimore
We cannot express the contempt
which we feel when we heap some
papers denominated barren of interest,
because they record no murders, no
conflagrations, no robberies, no war.
What are we to tiiink of men who can
read of nothing else with pleasure or
with interest, but of the blood anil
carnage of tbe human race—who
delight in the tears of the orphan, and
the sighs of the widow, and who
think it mere pastime to trample on
the premature grave of their species
—who have no other gratification than
the tiger has, while prowling over
If such are the sensations of our
countrymen, they may not hear with
out some interest, the ravages of the
Hessian Fly, and the cold advance of
the season, by which themselves and
their families may in tlie ensuing
winter be sent supperless to bed.
Elizabethtown , Oct. 21,1816.
Economy in planting Potatoes.
As it is an opinion with many that
potatoes will yield best to change the
seed, and plant the largest, therefore
l made the following experiment :
Last fall I sent to Albany for same
of the best red potatoes, which were
very good and large ; on the 26th of
April I planted one row containing
nineteen hills, in which I put one po
tatoe to a hill, (larger than a goose
egg, weighing in the whole 8 lbs.) and
put a shovel full of fine manure in
each ; and when dug, the above 8 lbs.
of the largest potatoes, produced 54
The next row I planted with cm
potatoes, of the same kind, putting
iivc pieces in a hill, the whole of
which weighed 4 His. and manured in
the same manner as above, anil they
produced 50 lbs. as did several other
rows in the same patch.
And on the 15th ot May I peeled
live of the largest of the above pota
toes; carefully digging out the eyes
about the size of a cent, which I plan,
ted in three rows, three feet, which
contained about half a rod of g-ound;
it produced one bushel and nine quarts
(weighing 78 lbs.) of good sized po
tatoes, many of which weighed from
eight to ten ounces, and but very few
small ones. This ground received no
P. S. The whole and out potatoes
were planted in light sandy soil, and
the eyes in a dump soil ; and as the
odds is so great, 1 think no one can
hesitate to follow the plan, as it is a
saving of near all the seed.
From the Washington Recorder.
Receipt for destroying Caller pit lavs
on Fruit tires .—As soon as the nest
of the Uatterpitlur makes its appear
ance ; take a brush (or mop) with a
handle sufficiently long to reach the
nest on tlie trees ; dip (lie brush (or
mop) into a strong white-wash made
of fresh stone lime, and rub the place
where the nest is, sufficiently—This
proves at once an effectual care. My
orchard last season was full of Cutter
pillar's nests until I used the white
wash which totally destroyed then»,
and I see no appearance of any Cattor
pillcrs iu my orchard this season.
From the Federal Republican and Baltimore
As this description of grain has been
hut partially cultivated in Maryland,
and many of our farmers are but little
acquainted with it ; an old farmer
offers tlie following observations :
Buckwheat delights in a mellow,
dry and sandy soil, and should never
be sowed in wet poachy ground. It
should be sown about the 10 th of
July, and in land in tolerable heat,
A shower of rain after the 9 eed is
harrowed in, greatly promotes its
growth, and it generally appears a
bove ground in 5 or 6 days. About
8 weeks only brings it to maturity.
The proper quantity to tow to the
acre is from half a bushel to three
pecks. If sown thick the plants can
not throw out under branches, and
these arc necessary to shelter the
roots from the sun.
If the grain stands when ripe, it
may be cradled, but when it has fal
len, the scythe must be used, and the
crop permitted to lie in the field
about three days ; then raked while
the dew is on to prevent the grain
from sheding, and may be immediate
ly removed to the baru floor, and
threshed from the straw with great
The meal from this truly valuable
grain is too well known .to need re
mark, and the demand for it far ex
ceeds tl*e quantity furnished in our
markets. It is hoped that our far
mers will give more attention to this
crop, and that we may be less do
pendent upon our sister state (Penn
sylvania) for supplies of an articles so
fully in our power.
A sure method of raising Indian com
on poor ground, as experienced by
a gentleman of the slate of N. Fork.
Dissolve salt petre in water, so as
to make it very strong. Soak your
seed corn therein until it becomes
swelled ; then plant it in the usual
way. It will produce three times the
crop, and will be ripe three weeks
sooner than the same sort of crop of
corn planted without soaking, on
ground of the same quality, and in the
N. B. It is also said to be a pre
ventative to its lieing attacked by ;|ic
Yale College, Jan. 28, 1790.
SIR—We have lately received Go
vernor Yales' portrait from his fand
ly in London, and deposited it in the
college library, where is also deposit
ed one of Governor Saltonstall. I
liave also long wished that we might
lie honored also with that of Dr.
Franklin. In the course of your long
life, you may probably have become
possessed of several portraits of your
self. Shall 1 take too great a liberty
in humbly asking a donation of one of
them to Yale College? You obliged
me with a mezzotinto picture of your
self many years ago, which I often
view with pleasure. But the canvas
is more permanent. We wish to he
possessed of the durable resemblance
of tlie American patriot and philoso
You have merited and received all
the honors of the republic of letters ;
and are going to a world where all
sublunary glories will lie lost in the
glories of immortality. Should you
shine through the intellectual and
stcllary uuiverse with the eminence
and distinguished lustre with which
you have appeared in this little de
tached part of the creation, you wouid
he what I most fervently wish to you,
sir whatever may be my fate in eter
nity. The grand climacteric in which
I now am, reminds me of the interest-harm
ing scenes of futurity. You know,
sir, I am a Christian, and would to
heaven all others were such as l am,
We have hitely received a copy o !
the Private Correspondence of l)r.
Franklin, just published iu England
from the original letters. We an
not able to say what proportion of tie
letters have been before published.
They are exceedingly interesting,
particularly to an American reader,
and their republication in tiiis country
is expected with impatience. W <■
copy from the collection a letter of
Dr. Stiles, and (lie answer of Dr.
Franklin, each of which was written
lint a short time before the death of
I heir rrspuclive nul hors, and display?
something of their several eharavters.
The latter also contains an explieit
declaration of Franklin's religious o
pinions, which have been the subject
of some doubt and dispute.
[fins ton 1). Adv.
except my imperfections and nclieien*
cies of moral character. As much
as I know of Dr. Franklin, I have not
an idea of bis religious sentiments. I
wish to know thé opinion of my vene
rable friend concerning Jesus of Na
zareth. lie will not impute this to
impertinence, or improper curiosity,
m one who for so many years has
continued to love, estimate and reve
rence his abilities and literary cha
racter, with an ardor and affection,
bordering on adoration. If I have
said too much, let the request be blot
ted out, and be no more ; and yet I
shall never cease to wish you that
happy immortality which I believe
Jesus above lias purchased for the vir
tuous and truly good of every religi
ous denomination in Christendom, and
for those of every age, nation and my
thology. who reverence the deity, and
are filled with integrity, righteous
ness.and benevolence. Wishing y<'U
every blessing, I am dear sir, your
most obedient servant,
Dis Excellency Dr. Benjamin \
Franklin, Philadelphia. J
Answer nf Dr. Franklin to the fore
Philadelphia, March 9,1790.
Reverend and dear Sir ,—1 received
your kind letter of Jan. 28, and am
glad you have at length received
the portrait of Gov. Yale from his
family, anil deposited it in the College
Library. He was a great and good
man, and had the merit of doing infi
nite service to your country l>y his
munificence to that institution. The
honor you propose doing me, by plac
ing mine ir with his,
is mue 1
. in laie
i .uticly tn t
.mil attorned Die
with its honors, to refuse a request
• hut comes from it, through so es
1 rented a friend. Hut I do hot thiuk
my of the portraits you mention as in
my possession worthy of the situation
.ml company you propose to place it
Iii, You have on excellent artisl lnle
ly arrived. If lie will undertake to
make one for you, 1 shall cheerfully
pay the expense; hut he must not de
lay setting about it, or I may slip
Hi rough his fingers: for I am now in
,113 85th year, and very infirm.
I send with this , a very learned
work, as it appears to me, on tlie an
ient Samaritan coins, lately printed
in Spain, and at least curious for the
beauty of the impression. Please to
accept it fur your College Library, i
itave subscribed for the Eneye.hqwdia
now printing here, with the intention
of presenting it to the College. I shall
probably depart before the work is
finished, hut shall leave directions for
its continuance to the end. With this
you will receive some of the first ouw
You desire to know something of
my religion. It is the first time I
have been questioned upon it. Hut I
cannot take your curiosity amiss, and
I shall endeavor in a few words to gra
tify it. Here is my creed. I believe
in one God, the Creator or the Uni
verse. That ho governs it by ids
Providence. That he ought to he
worshipped. That the most aceept
able service we render him is doing
good to his other children. That the
soul ol'man is immortal, and will he
treated with justice in another life
respecting its conduct in this. 'These
I take to lie the fundamental points in
all sound religion, and I regard them
as you do in whatever sect l meet with
them. As to Jesus of Nazareth, my
opinion of whom you particularly de
sire, I think, the system of morals,
; and his religion, as he left them to us,
the best the world ever saw, or is like
to see ; but I apprehend it has receiv
ed various corrupting changes, and I
have, with most of the present dis
senters in England, some doubts as
to his divinity ; though it is a question
I do not dogmatize upon, having never
studied it, and thiuk it needless to
busy myself with it now, when I c.\
peet soon an opportunity of know mg
the truth with less trouble. I see. no
interest-harm however in its being believed,
if that beliefhas the good eonsequr.e,
to as probably it has, of making nia doe
Urines more respected, suid iuo- - <*1>
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