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the patience of the committee,
draw a parallel between the
stated in &e minority and the
as stated in the majority re
content myself, however,
•yia" otie mnre extract from the
1 report, and of referring yon to
tatements in the report of the
which you undoubtedly recol
under the
for Io^a
had reason to find
ih many of the receipts and vouch*
''their not being sufficiently explic
jcontainmS too many different items
receipt' and strongly objects to the
keeping the pay-rolls, as the
i^are not required on these to receipt
pay. He also thinks proper
t)ut many of the contracts made
gw:in for building, materials, &c.
,0 indefinite,
not setting forth the pre
imount of work to be done, and the
specifications of the different parts
same In the contract with Raguc
company, we were not able to come
factual value of the work done when
^Led with the whole contract.
of the contracts for lumber,
iiad. quality and quantity are not
joned as specifically as we could
tsome instances there appears to have
mall advances made on contracts.
'he man.
a want
*'s part,
eral per-
Cial acts
event of
was wrong, and should not be
jby any one entrusted with the pros-
of public works. As a palliation
iis.it may easily be supposed that
•outractors in that place were, many
gin. honest men, but not sufficiently
lo (to ou and complete their contracts
oulsome advances, but as the instan
tere few, the undersigned would not
li as much blame to the transaction
-e would under other circumstances."
Js speaks of small advances on con
s. If $429, $600, and $1100, made
entirely on the Ronalds, Hanby and
ron, and Rague and Co's. contracts,
.-onsidered small advances, then has
minority correctly reported. They
no doubt sir.
very sm tll advances,
the palliation Sir is beautiful. This is
argument if a public officer violates
law and his duty in a dozen instances,
happens to perform it and obey the
[in as many more, he should not be
ared. The good acts in which he
DO more than duty requires should
setoff against as many violations of
An argument of this kind I re
aber to have heard once in the case of
jssassin who killed one citizen, and
another from drowning, considered
iielfas being square with community.
1 need hardly say is a false stand
of conduct. It has been fashionable
lately Sir, and the sooner it falls into
tpute the botier will it be for our coun
iod her institutions.
iconclusion permit ine to say Sir that
snally I have no ill feeling towards
nciing Commissioner. 1 respect him
usan, as a citizen. True I have had
jht acquaintance with him, but
it icquaintance has been such as to
w on my mind no prejudices against
i. What has been stated in regard to
official transactions has been elicited
isense of duty. It is the result of a
rumination nothing to extenuate, nor
setdown aught in malice. The major
'report charges him with no acts of
fionesty, it charges him however in his
icial capacity with carelessness and in
iapetency, sufficient in the opinion of
jay to disqualify him from holding an
"iceof so much responsibility and im
twee to the Territory as that of acting
to'Whig Young Men, which met at
iltimore in May last, to make arrange*
tats for the election of,
till be remembered, adjourned to meet
tf March, 1841, at which time and
from present indications, there will
e greatest gathering of the people
il parts of this great Union, that
*«ver yet taken place.
Preparations are making on a grand
for the entertainment of visitors at
uhington. The congregation at the
mguration of Gen. Harrison is expect
lo be immense. A delegation of the
[est kind is expected from Ohio, eom
*dof the Tippecanoe Clubs of that
^le. 30,000 strong. If armies of such
i^nitude assemble, there will be no
course but to camp out. It will
'impossible to provide accommodations
"the mighty multitudes.
We have information from different
"to of N. Jersey sufficient to warrant
belief that our worthy Governor the
^representative of the "BROAD SEAL"
'31 be accompanied by a large delegation
tnie Jersey Blues. One township
we are informed will send at least
I red
hundred representatives with tents
Capital Hill, on that great occasion.
Those who choose to go on a few
before, will have the additional in
added to the trip of being at Wash
whilst Congress is in session as
tot body will probably not close its la
tos before midnight of the 3d of March,
night preceding the Inauguration of the
taidenl.—Princeton Whig.
celebrated English
^on, Sir Astly Cooper, was one day
**lled upou by a gentleman afflicted with
on his face, which he was anxious
®1Te removed. The skilful practitioner
'"^ded immediately to operate, and
'"j1 the most complete success. The
Jjkat, happy and relieved, withdrew
/®out offering the operator the least tea
of gratitude, la the evening, the
returned, and put into the hands
we surgeon, bank notes to the amount
'*elve thousand pounds sterling. The
J®ount startled Sir Astley, who was on
point of refusing it, when his patient
I made an oath that I would brin,
2°this evening, the amount of gain I
rP" make on change I have made
*»»e thousand pounds—here they are
suppose you had lost! Then I
JJjW^have paid you your fee, two
few hli j,
[To the Democratic Whig Citi
tens of Iowa Territory.
FELLOW CITIZENS—An eventful period
has come in the political affairs of our
Territory. The political quiet—that free
dom from party feeling in elections—and
impartiality in legislative proceedings
which has heretofore added so much to
the felicity of our civil rightsjand liberties
has been wantonly insulted, and trampled
upon by the Loco foco members of the
last Legislature.
We all know that perhaps with 3 or 4
exceptions the members of that Legisla
ture were not elected on party grounds.
The people generally were not prepared
to vote in that mode and in some instan
ces actually demanded, aud obtained
pledges of the candidates not to appoint
the officers of the Legislature, or dispose
of the public printing on such grounds.
No sooner however had the Loco foco
members ascertained they had a majority
of one in the Council and 4 in the House
of Representatives, and were met togeth
er at the seat of government, than they
banded themselves in the links of party
organization, and concocted an arrange
ment in night caucus, by which every
officer so far as the House of Representa
tives was concerned, being 9 in number
nearly all of the officers of the Council
and all the public printing, which con
sists of the incidental printing, the jour
nal of the respective branches of the Le
gislature, and the publication of the Laws
was to be distributed exclusively among
their partizan friends.
Under these extraordinary eircumstan
ses it would bo a perversion of language
to say the public printing, was disposed of
and the officers of the Legislature were
elected by the Legislature. That body
was called upon merely to give the sanc
tion of Law to the arrangements and plans
which the locofoco members had pre-ar
ranged in their caucus meetings.
Had the Loco foco members been con
tent to carry out their plans for a division
of the "spoils" among themselves and
a general proscription of the whig candi
dates by voting against them their ma
chinations, intrigues and partizan conduct
would not have appeared in such moral
darkness and offensive view. But they
were not content to rest there. They ap
peared as it were for the moment drunk
and maddened with success. Calumny,
detraction, aud slander of Whig men and
measures were promiscuously resorted to
by them, sometimes for an excuse for
tieir conduct, at other times to gratify
their party malice, hatred, and revenge.
On all subjects connected with politics,
they made reason the slave of passion
and prejudice, and the arguments used,
facts stated, and appeals made in support
of right and justice by minority members
were met by rage, spleen, and sneers.
To point out the many instauces of
persecutions and party bitterness against
Whigs, manifested by the loco foco
members of the Legislature at its last ses
sion would require more time and space
than comports with the intention of this
address which designs mere reference
to facts which the reader may examine at
his leisure. The journals of the Legisla
ture when published will more than cor
roborate all the statements made in the
e e i n i n e s
The Loco foco membjers conscious as
they must be that in their partizan conduct
they have perpetrated a deliberate wrong,
and without just cause of offence outraged
the feelings of the Whigs and moreover
that the more moderate a ud honest of their
party among the people cannot and will
not sanction their vindictive measures
will no doubt upon their return home at
tempt to palliate their conduct in the Le
gislature, and resorting to the syren song
as heretofore, of "no party" and "person
al friendship" endeavor to conciliate the
Whigs and secure of them a generous
support at the next election.
Whigs of Iowa Ihe political ground
you now occupy is that of patriotism and
defence. It was not by your doings, or
at your desire that this political contest
was commenced. It originated in the
selfish, restless, and ambitious schemes
of prominent men among the opposition.
And did not your own honor, and safely,
require no small degree of suspicion to be
exercised on the movements, and work
ings of the office holders, and assistant
partizans., we would hope the past could
be forgotten, and in subsequent elections,
or at least till our Territory was admitted
into the Union as a state with all its rights
and privileges and the political influence
it might then exert on the affairs of the
general Government which at present it
dont possess honesty, capability, and
personal merits, without any regard to
party predilection might constitute ijie
only basis of elective partialities.
But we pray you fellow citizens, not
to be deceived, by the wiles of the oppo
sition. Believe not that there can be peace
or real friendship with those malignant
partizans, who have lately done you all
the harm they could, still' act duplicitly
and breathe in heart vengeance against
you, and who will again, and again wrong
you and insult you as often as they have
it in their power. Depend upon it, the
dark Cimmerian banner of loco focoism
hang3 out against you. Yourselves, and
your candidates will be bitterly opposed
at the next election in those places where
the opposition are in a minority it may
not be done openly but be assured that
whether it is done secretly or openly it
will be done with all the hostility and zeal
which characterizes the conduct of the
opposition in the states.
Whigs of Iowa, The American Nation
has just come out of one of the most ex
citing political contests which perhaps the
world ever witnessed—a conflict of opin
ion which has ended in the proud triumph
of Republican principles. Your Whig
brethren in the states have crowned them
selves with glory, honor, and success
and the advocates of executive tyranny—
of irresponsible government agents—a
standing army which could hardly have
resulted in public good under any circum
stances, and always of the most heinous
and dangerous tendencies—a subtreasury
to assist official plunder, and oppress the
people are for the present confounded
and prostrate. But there will be one
more rally of the broken forces they will
make one more dying struggle to regain
their lost power. Under these circum
stances will you not organize effectually
and immediately, and be prepared when
the land of our homes—this beautiful
Territory—shall be enrolled among the
stars and stripes as a sovereign and free
state, to join and aid in the great and all
important cause of constitutional liber
ty, retrenchment and reform which un
der Divine blessings is so auspiciously
begun, aud for the present secured to us
in the election of a Republican President?
We know you will it were a wrong to
your honor and feelings to suppose oth
Our ancestors "look from their celes
tial seals with smiling approbation on
their sons who boldly stand forth in the
cause of virtue but sternly frown upon
the" timeserving, and political miscreant
who has not the heart to denounce cor
ruption and the highest aspiration of
whose soul rests in personal aggrandize
For the Hawk Eye.
"Slander calhartieatcs the soul,
jis phytic purges bodies foul."
The editor of the Gazette devoted near
ly a column and a half of his last paper
to me, in the best style of his elegant Bil
lingsgate. If he thinks such a course will
elevate his character as a gentleman oi
an honorable man, he had better come out
with his whole cabinet of scandal at once
—disclose the sources of his information,
his mode of obtaining it, with the names
of his assistant scavengers who have help
ed him to collect his stores of stale scur
rility. It! would be more manly than his
base insinuations. And when he has fin
ished the edification of his readers, the
"viper" may learn perhaps, that he has
been "biting against the file."
Of the fiist Anniversary of the Iowa
Territorial Temperance
According to previous notice given, the
Iowa Territorial Temperance Society,
held its first Anniversary in the Metho
dist Church in the city of Burlington at
2 o'clock, P. M. Dcc. 23th 1840.
The meeting was opened with prayer
by the Rev. Mr Batchelder. An appro
priate hymn prepared on the occasion was
sung by the choir.
Prayer was then offered by the Rev.
Mr Fulton, after which, the Rev. Mr
Stone addressed the Society at considera
ble length, very ably portraying, the evil
effects of intemperance, and concluded
his excellent address by pointing out some
of the ways by which the evil may be di
A report from the Executive Commit
tee was read by their Chairman, Gen.
Learned, which with some small amend
ments, was adopted by the Society.
Several gentlemen appeared as dele
gates from auxiliary 'societies, among
whom was Joseph T. Fales, Esq., who
read and interesting report from the Du
Buque Temperance Society. Singing
again by the choir. Closing prayer by
the Rev. Mr Stewart. Society adjourn
ed, to meet again at six o'clock, this eve
Six o'clock Friday evening, Dec. 25, 1S40.
Society met agreeable to adjournment.
A motion was made by Gen. Learned,
that a committee of five he appointed by
the president to report officers for the en
suing year.
Whereupon Messrs Fales, Edwards,
Grimes, A- Bridgman and Wm. H.Starr,
were appointed said committee. Who
after some deliberation reported,
Gov. Robert Lucas, President,
Joseph T. Fales, Esq. Vice President,
J. M. Robertson, Secretary,
Isaac Field, Treasurer,
Executive Committee.
Rev. J. Bachelder, Rev. J. M. Fulton,
Doct. Wm. Reynolds.
Corresponding Committee.
Rev. Edward Stone, Rev. J. M. Scwart,
Wm. H. Starr, Esq.
The Secretary having announced the
names of the officers for the ensuing year,
Gov. Lucas replied in a short address,
and accepted the appointment of Presi
dent of the Society.
On motion of Doct. Mason of Dnbuque,
Resolved, That it is the duty of profess
christians to unite with temperance socie
ties, and aid in promoting its objects.
This resolution produced considerable
debate, in which Mr Lockwood from Du
Buque, Gov. Lucas, (Mr Fales being in
the Chair) participated.
The resolution was lost by a vote of
the society.
On motion of Mr Edwards,
Resolved, That the corresponding
committee be requested to correspond
with gentlemen in the various counties in
this Territory favorable lo the objects of
this society, and request them to co-ope
rate in the formation of auxiliary socie
ties,and that they ieport at our next annual
On motion of Mr Hastings,
Resolved, That a committee of five
members be appointed to report delin
quents at the regular meeting of this soci
Whereupon Messrs Hastings, Ed
wards, Robertson and Lockwood were
appointed said committee.
On motion of J. T. Fales, Esq.
Resolved, That each member be re
quested to make a contribution for the
purpose of defraying the expense of
printing the constitution and proceedings
of this society.
On motion of the Rev. Mr Stone,
Resolved, That this society memorial
ize the Legislature of this Territory tore
peal all laws by which, the sale of ar
dent spirits are legalized.
This resolution was laid on the table,
to be discussed at a subsequent meeting.
On motion of Mr Edwards,
Resolved, That the Executive Com
mittee be requested to draft a circular ad
dressed to the people of this Territory in
favor of petitioning the Legislature, to
abolish all the laws licensing the sale of
intoxicating drinks.
This resolution was also laid on the
table, for further consideration. Society
adjourned to meet at the same place on
the 1st day of January 1841 atsixo'cloek,
P. M.
January 1
si 1841.
The Iowa Territorial Temperance So
ciety met according to adjournment.—
Was^ opened with prayer by the Rev.
Mr Stewart. The proceedings of the last
meeting being read by the Secretary.
Mr Edwards withdrew his resolution
which was laid on the table at the last
meeting, as it was synonymous with the
resolution offered by Mr Stone, which is
now beiore the Society for discussion.
On motion of the Rev. Mr Stone,
Resolved, That this society memorial
ize the Legislature, to pass a iaw empow
ering the inhabitants of any county, town
or district, to prohibit by their vote the
sale of ardent spirits in their limits.
This resolution and the one offered by
Mr Stone, which was laid on the table at
the last meeting, was taken together and
discussed with interest and animation by
a large number of the members present.'
The resolutions both passed by a ma
jority of the Society.
On motion of Col. Betder,
Resolved, That a committee of seven
be appointed, to solicit a contribution
from the members of this Society, to de
fray the necessary expense attending the
the publication of the proceedings of the
Messrs Beelcr, Robertson of Burling
ton. Fales, Lockwood and Benton of Du
Buque, the Rev. James Clark of Fort
Madtson, and Parker of Davenport, were
appointed that committee.
The Society adjourned to meet again
at the call of the Executive Committee.
J. M. ROBERTSON, Secretary.
The anniversary just past, forcibly re
minds us of the singular position of the
world. It is eighteen hundred and forty
years since the birth (by the common chro
nology) of the PRINCE OF PEACE.
lie announced, however, with the final
triumph of his kingdom, the determined
opposition of the world and a succession
of changes, beginning with the destruction
of Jerusalem, which should occur before
the fulness of that triumph and the reign
of peace.
Accordingly, it is a most remarkable
fact that till the present period, there have
not been twenty-five years of peace from
the Christain era to the present day. It
is still more remarkable that every war,
every new invention, and every social
change, from that day to this, however ill
intended, and however unforeseen, has re
sulted in the advancing power of those
who bear the Christian name, and the
now obvious dominion of the Christian
nations over the whole earth.
From the birth of Christ the yast em
pire of Rome began to decline. It was
overwhelmed with iniquities, and its fall
wasjsuch, as amidst all the changes since
the deluge, none left behind them, either
in morals or physics, such mighty ruins.
About Jive hundred years of continuous
and terrific wars were occupied in the con
quest and desolation of this monstrous
empire. About a thousand years more
were occupied in constructing out of its
ruins, new nations, new languages, new
literature, and new inventions. These
nations rose up Christian nations. Two
hundred years more were occupied in
the wars of the Reformation, and in re
sisting the encroachments of the False
Prophet, from without. Then came the
attacks of Infidelity on the foundations of
civil society, by Rousseau, Voltaire, and
others :—and Atheism raised its destruc
tive standard in revolutionary France.
tion of this insurrection. He inscribed
upon his banner DESTINY he led his sol
diers to victory because it was his destiny,
and he lost his army in the snows of Rus
sia because it was his destiny. Upon
the field of Waterloo, not merely the sol
diers but the philosophers of infidelity
met a fatal defeat.
For twenty-five years now, the whole
world has, with little interruption, been at
peace. At the present moment it is in
deep, almost sublime repose. There has
never been such a period in two thousand
years. 'There is a peaceful stillness a
mong nations which means something.
Either the grand MORAL CAUSES which
have produced our present position have
come to their ultimate results, and we
shall continue to have scenes of peace and
prosperity, or there must be a moral con
vulsion greater than any yet seen. The
hour of greatest stillness in nature is that
which precedes the earthquake. The fu
ture cannot be foreseen, but if convulsions
must come, we think their cause must be
found in false opinions, rather than in
physical resistance.—Cin. Chronicle.
"Ilorrid Murder.—The disappearance
of Suydam, late Presideni of the Farm
ers and .Mechanics' Bank of New Bruns
wick, is at length accounted for,by the dis
covery of his murdered body, buried iu
the cellar of a house-carpenter by the
name of Peter Robinson. At the time the
intelligence left New Brunswick, the cor
oners's jury were still out. Robinson, his
wife, and his brother were in custody.
The circumstances which led to Robin
son's apprehenson, and the search of his
premises, where that he has recently had
in his possession a gold watch, and has
been unusually flush of money.— When
purchasing lumber to floor a cellar, he said
that he had paid off a mortgage Mr. Suy
dam held on property, but did not dare to
take it to the Clerk's Office to be cancelled
for fear he should be suspected of being
the murderer of 'Mr. Suydam.' On his
arrest yesterday,his replies to the question
put to him were confused and incoherent,
and in consequence,the Mayor determined
his house should be searched. During
the search, one of the officers observed
that they ought to take up the floor of the
cellar, which had been laid down in the
night, since the disappearance of Mr. Suy
dam.—Robinson endeavored to dissuade
them from it, saying that if they did, the
house would fall down.—The officers,
however, persisted, and there found buried
three feet under the earth the corpse of
Mr. Suydam, the head bearing evident in
dications of violence, which had caused
his death. The scull was broken in with
a hammer, or some other heavy imple
ment. It is said that Mr. Suydam was
induced to gp to the house on the 3d. by
a promise from Robinson that he would
pay the mortgage.
This discovery accounts for a hitherto in
explicable circumstances attending the dis
appearance. Mr Suydam was so univer
sally known, that it was hardly possible
for him to proceed ten steps without meet
ing some one who would recognize him
and yet no trace of his movements was
away from the
Bank. Probably in less than an houri
from the lime of hi-* denartiiro from tl,n i
will have perceived, we trust with satis
faction, that the House of Representatives
bj its vote on Thursday last, has shown
a disposition to retrograde from itsextreme
position of the last Session, so far as to
allow to the legally returned Members
from New Jersey pay for their attendance
oil the House up to the day on which the
House voted other Members to be
entitled to the seats claimed by them.
The resolution was supported in a brief
but very forcible maimer by Mr Hoff
man, of New York, who maintained the
right, both equal and equitable, to com
pensation, of those Members who held
credentials from the State, at least until
the House itself had undertaken to sol
emnly decide that their credentials were
not to be respected as such.—Nat. Int.
accident has occurred at Springfield, Mass.
A new and powerful engine (the Massa
chusetts,) with thirty-three loaded cars,
could not be stopped, in descending the
inclined plane. 'The consequence was.
the engine was driven through the house,
at the depot, and killed four men who
were at work there and one break-man.
It is said the engineer, conductors, and
others, escaped by jumping from the
JCT* Candidate for Marshal,
O* 1'he members of the "Iowa Band" are
requested to meet at the office of J. R. Fayer
weather, Esq.. on Saturday next at 6 o'clock,
jan 21 By order, C. NAGLE, Sec.
In this city, January 18th, by the Rev.
of the town of Farkhurst, Scott county, and
Assistant Clerk of the House of Representa
tives, to Miss MARY R. DAVIDSON, formerly of
Virginia. All now of Iowa Territory.
The above notice was accompanied with an
abundant share of wedding cake. What was
best of all, we discovered on the envelope the
cheering characters O. K. in the hand writing of
a Whig lady. This we interpreted to mean that
we need have no fears about the loco focoism
of the Bridegroom. We know that the politics
of the bride are indeed O. K., and we hope that
those of the groom may be the same before the.
next election. At any rate we wish this new
Married couple a long life time of unalloyed
Territory of Iowa, I
Lee County, S
District Court, October Term, A. P., 1840.
Mary Ann Hassan,
vs. In Chancery, Bill for
John G. Hassan. Divorce.
defendant in this suit will take no
tice that on the 16th day of October,
A. D., 1840, the plaintiff in this suit, filed
his bill ol complaint in said Court, against
him, praying for a divorce from the. bands of
matrimony heretofore celebrated between
them, because of wilfull desertion for more
than one year, habitual drunkenness, and for
deception practiced upon her in making the
marriage contract aforesaid, and it appear
ing to the Court, that the defendant is not a
resident of this county, it is therefore on mo
tion of the Solicitor, lor the Complainant or
dered that notice of the pendency of th'r suit,
of the substance and prayer of said bill, be
given the defendant and that unless lie ap
pear and answer said bill by the next term
of said Court, the same shall be taken as
confessed and a decree entered accordingly.
O. &.JC. PECK, Clerk.
A. RICII, Solicitor.
Territory of Iowa,
Lee County.
District Court. October Term, A. D., 1340,
Thomas Gooch, In Chancery
vs. Bill for
Margaret N. Gooch.) Divorce.
rjnHE defendant in this suit Margaret N.
JL Gooch, will take notice that on the 16th
day of October, A. D., 1840, the plaintiff in
this suit, filed his bill against her in said
court, praying a divorce from the bands of
matrimony, heretofore celebrated between
them, because ofsuch personal indignities as to
render his situation intolerable, and it ap
pearing to the Court that said defendant is
a non-resident of this county, therefore, on
motion of the Solicitor for the plaintiff, it is
ordered, that notice of the pendency of this
suit of the substance, and prayer of the bill
be given the defendant by publication in the
Hawkcye and Patriot" for eight weeks next
preceding the next term, of this court, and
that unless he appear and answer said bill, on
or before the first day of the next term, the
same shall bo taken as confessed, and a decree
entered accordingly.
O. S. X. PECK, Clerk.
PIIIMP VIEI.E. Solicitor.
jan21-8t 34
I-CY Virtue of several executions to me di
rected from the office of the Clerk of the
District Court for the county of Lee, and Ter
ntory of Iowa I will expose to sale in the
town of Fort Madison, on the 13th day of
February next between the hours of 10 o'
clock A.M., and 6 o'clock P.M., the follow
ing described property, to wit: The North
half of the N. W. half of the N. W. quarter of
section twenty three, Township 69, north
range, 5 west, taken as the properly of John
D. Enslow, at the suit of Henry Moddtndorf.
Also, the north half of the N. W. quarter
of section eight, in township 67 north, range
7 west, taken as the property of Samuel
Browne, at the suit of William N. Wilson.
Also, 90 feet off, of the west side of Lot
No. 1113, in the town of Fort Madison, taken
as the property of William Foster, at the
suit of John A. Drake.
Also, the west half of Lot No. 44, in the
town of Fort Madison, taken as the property
of John Vandyke, at the suit of Joseph Web
Also, Lot No. one, in block No. seven,
and Lots No. two, and west half of block 8,
in the town of West Point, also 58 acres off,
of the south end of w 1-2 of the S W. qucrtcr of
section sevon, Township 68, north range, 5
west, also the west half of S. E. quarter of
Section eight, Township 68, north range, 5
west, taken as the property of George New
man, at the suit of Thomas Gustin and others.
jan--2l--34 Sheriff of Lee County
Town Lots, for sale, fit tho Hawk
Eye office. jan2l
is hereby given, that an Election
will bo held at the office of James W.
Woods, Esq., in the city of Burlington, on
Monday the first day of February next, for
the -i» .y
and one Engineer of streets. Jas. \V. Woods
had, after lus walking away from the i',ui,Reno
open at niuc
:,"'vh *1 U departure Irom that close at fivo o'clock, said day. support both of subscribers and con
llistltution, he was a corpse. By order of tho Board, tnbutors, on the pica of t.hc mutual benefits
A ^f.et'nrgu0f,thp
pointed Chief, and Georjre Partridge and Wil- 'bey, a3 well as r*
L. W. BABBITT, City Recorder.
S hereby given, to all persons havinf claims' apLd "?r
against the estate oi' James Erwin? Into of
the county of Louisa, I. T., deceased, to tx-i
hibit the same within nine months to the!
undersigned, or to the Court of Probate of
said county, for settlement, within nine
months from the date hereof, and all per
sons indebted to said estate, are requested to
make immediate payment.
virtue of several executions to mc di-!
rected from the office of the Clerk of the!
District Court for the County of Des,
Moines and Territory of Iowa, I will expose
P. M. the following property, to wit, the west
half of the south East quarter and East half
of the south west quarter of section 27, Town
ship 71, Range 2 west, taken as the property
of Harrison Brooks, at the suit of S. S. Ross,
Jan. 21 34-3t
No. 63, Market Street*
it correct in every particular. I
The following are the prices of type at}
six months credit, for approved city accept-1
Old Type received in exchange at 9 cents
per IS.
Type with plate-", furnished pedlers in the
greatest variety, consisting of Script, Ger
man Text, Secretary, Condensed, &c.
Also, Post Office Stamps.
Seal and copying presses, for sale at the
Foundry, also.
ICrPapers publishing this advertisement to
the amount of $3, previous to the 1st Feb
ruary next, and sending a paper containing
ine same, win oe^ allowed tliat amount on
John living near the Round
in Des county, on the
14th day of December, 1840, before Al
len Elliot, a Justice of the Peace, two estray
cattle, one of which is described to be a dark
red steer, with some white on his head, belly,
legs, shoulders, ifcc, with a smooth crop off
the right ear, supposed to be six years old
and appraised to be of the value of $18. The
other i« described to be a brindle heifer,
with a star in her forehead, and some white
on her belly tnd flanks, with a crop off the
left ear. One year old and appraised to be of
the value of $6.
32-pd-3t JOHN S. DUNLAP
John Bandy, living near the Yellow
Village, in Des Moines county, on
the 15th day of December, 1840, to wit: two
estray steers, one of wnich is described to be
of a red brindle color, with a crop off his right
ear, and an underbit in the left car, supposed!
to be five years old, and appraised to be of the)
value of $20. The other is described to be
of a red and white spotted color, mostly red
on the head and shoulders, with a crop andj
slit in the right ear, and a slit and an under
bit in the left ear, supposed to be six years
old, and appraised to be of the value of $26.,
before Allen Elliot, as Justice of the Peace.
of the 2d Volnme of Che
the purpose of electing the following citv'
officers, to-wit: One Mayor, eijjiit Aldermen"*' presenting our Second Volume for put
one Treasurer, one Recorder, one Marshal,'
Patronage, we are encouraged to hope' for
«eo. H. Beeler, are appointed Judges. JrearI8 successful experience that an agricul-
P- Cowpcrthwalte,
of,^aid plcetion*
a",J, ll.vu
Court of Probate, and all these indebted to K, U °n
payment to me,
sa.d estate, are required to make immediate!^*
Hannah Dorlson, Adm'x.
Stiles R. Doddon, Adin'rs.
Thomas Smith, Jr, living in Rome,
County, Iowa, one last spring,
horse colt, sorrel, with a bald face, hind legs
and feet white, no other marks or brands
perceivable. Appraised at twenty-dollars, be
fore Thomas D. Thompson, Esq., 29th Dee.!
1810. Attest. E. KILLPATRICK,
jan2l-3t--pd"34 Clerk, I3.C.C.
PRINTERS—G. CHARLES respectfully
informs the Printers of St Louis and
elsewhere, that he has commenced the above
business in.lhe city of St. Louis. He is now
prepared ttWurnish orders for type on as
reasonable terms as any establishment in the
west The Book and Newspaper sizes are of i fTl
an entire new cut, copied after the Scotch!
ances, or at a discount of five per cent, for ...
John S. Dunlap, Clerk, D.C.
per S. B. Illinois on- consign­
ment, 4 kegs of Kentucky 1 obacco.
Also—50 doz. of Kentucky woolen socks,
for sale by
nov26-26 Ejavid & Kitchen.
Administrator's Notice.
LL having claims agr.inst the es
tato of Henry Parrish, late of Henry coun
ty, deceased, are hereby requested and
subscription list, by the last
paP.er cntirciy
WESTERN in its char-
acter is Doth needed and wanted.
o'clock, A and PaPcr we have established, and now
bo. cxPefitcd
from a spirited and liberally
depository of the Weitcra i'arme/*
I experience.
Council of We reduce these, for wider utility to
18th' D0LLA®..
"-A. per ani r^pec
o pectfully
ap-1 requ8.it Postmasters to act as our agents and
liam }J. Ladd, assistant Engineers: and Wm. to one address,
fc. Keelcr, David Rorer and Jesse B. Webber LARS.
wore appointed Fire Wardens of the city of
Postmasters to act as our agents, anil
as clubs, shall receive six copies,
on remitting FIVE LOL-
otcphenson, Rock Island Co., Jan. 14,1840
Land for Sale.
the Iowa rivur in
1-ouisa county I. T.
farms are wel1
situated for raisine stock.
timber nnd water convenient
4 to
Acres in a fine state of
One of these farms can
P'tuated near a flourishing village, into
which a great water power can be introduced
by a canal or raec, two miles in length. This
i water power offers a great opportu-
1.1 persons having claims against tho es-i terms, or would be exchanged for good prooer
tate of Richard Dod^on, late of Van i ty in Ohio, or for merchandize.
Buren county, deceased, are hereby n-ques-l WM. L. TOOLE,
ted, and notified to exhibit the same to the! Louisa County, I. T. Jan. 5, 3'25mpd
Administrators Notice.
persons having claims against the es
tate of Michael Miller, late of Henry
county, Iowa Territory, deceased, arc hcrebjr
notified and requested to exhibit the sains to
the undersigned or to the Court of Probata of
said county tor settlement, within nine months
from tho date hereof.
Dec. 28, 1840
NE two horse wagon ind harness for
sale. Enquire of WESLEY JONES,
W. MOORE, &. Co., have just received
a tew brlls. of those fine Boston crackei*
also, a full supply of small do.
to sale at the Court House door in the City of have on hand a good supply, and ara
Burlington on the 15th day of February next,1 manufacturing candles, which we will
between the hours of 9 o'clock A. M. and 6 sell by the box as low as can be bought
a- r_il ... .... .. o.
h: Starr, have associated themselves for tho
Nonpareil $1 00 I Long Primer 80 48 P^1'0.0.
Minion $0 80 Small Pica §0 44
Brevier $0 64 Pica SO 42!
Bourgeois Jo 48 English 80 42
Constantly on hand a large and complete
assortment of all the various kinds of Job'
Letter. Also, Presses, Chases, Cases, Brass
Rules, Composing Sticks, Ink, and every arti
cle required in a Printing Office.
St. Louis for cash.
and others. J_ MADEIRA wine, will find tho best ever
Also the west half of the south east quarter,' brought to Burlington at
and the west half of the south west quarter of H. W. MOORE & Co
Section 6, Township 69, range 2 west, taken gj-
-H. W. MOORE & Co.
wishing a superior articlo of OLD
as the property of Jeremiah Smith at the suit of, sherry yet on hand.
J. H. and W. b. Lockwood, and others. janl4-33
Also the north east quarter of Section 29,
Township 70, range 2 west taken as the prop
erty of George W. Hight at the suit of John!
Buekholder, and others-
e have also some of that Old pitl#
H. W. M.
Sheriff of Des Moines County.
up by John R. Mickey of Virginia
Grove, Louisa county, on tho 11th Nov.
1840, a gray horse, supposed to be five years
old 14 1-2 hands high, some marks of saddlo
and harness, a natural trotter, shod all round
and appraised at forty dollars by John M.
Hartman and William P. Brown. Posted be
fore J. W. Smith, Justice of Peace, 18th Dee.,
1840. A draught from my Estray book.
Certified Dec. 28 Clk, to Co. Corns. Bd.
Old Holland Gin.
i ... 1
IIE Subscriber, about closing liia busi-
wil1 sel1 tllc
stjle, which for its beauty and durability has| ]and Gin on hand, by the gallon or cask, at
gained such a deserved celebrity among Prin-1 as low a pricc as an article of the same quali
ters, and has long been a desideratum with ty can be bought at in St Louis by the pipe
the American Type Founders. This type will Those who deal in the article, will pfeaao
be cast in hand ulds, and the strictest at-, call and examine for 'themselvos.
tention will be paid in the finishing to have
und Wl11
balance of Old Hol-
Charles Neallev.
fame* \V. Grimes and Henry W.
the law, under the above stylo,
attend to-professional business in tho
counties, and also in the Supremo
SO *2 'vourt of the Territory. Particular attention
will be paid to claims for lands in the half-
'nn(* ©l®cvv^hcre.
\MF,S W. GRIM Eft.
Burlington, Jan. 28, 1841. [32]
Mr Starr hereby notifies the public that ho
has heretofore been known as W. Henry rftarr,
and that to avoid farther confusion with the
prosecuting.attorney of the first judicial din
trict, whose name is the »iuie with himself.
He will, in fnture, be known as Henry W.
their new Brick store on Water street,
tho., general assortment of groceries consisting In
their purchasing Type to the amount of $15
at this Foundry.
St Louis dec 17-29
have received per late arrivals a large and
part of
4 hogsheads of sugar
10 sacks of coffee Ilav&nah
10 do Rio do
10 boxes of Imperial and Y. H. tea
'tp 10 do no. 1 sperm candles
Boston soap
8 by 10 glass
10 by Id do
James river tobacco
Kentucky do
starch Poland
4 lib Is water and butter crtckora
10,000 Principe cigars
70,000 Dcbberce cigars
5 gross smoking tobacco
4 kegs Dupont powder
8 reams wrapping paper
3 do letter paper
6 do Foolscap no. 1
6 bbls of molasses
4 do peach brandy
3 do Cognac brandy
8 do Holland gin
10 do American brandy
10 do Ohio rectified whiskey
3 do Sperm oil
wines of all kinds .,
Pepper and spice
Mould and dipt c&ndlca
5 bbls of loaf sugar
3 do of rice
1 cisk no. 1 salcratu*
3 bbls of Tar
8 doz bed cords 50 do cotton boliiiuf
50 do candle wick 50 do cotton tw'
500 do cotton yarns suoerior quality.
Also—Salt petre, Indigo, madder. Copperas,
Allum 50 cans of fresh oysters* all of which
we will sell low for cash or country prodac#.'_
Saddles, Bridles and Harness.
to exhibit the same to the undersign­
ed, or to the Court of Probate of said county of
Henry, for settlement, within nine months
from the date hereof and all persons indebted
to said estate are requested to make immediate
payment. JESSE PARRISH, Adm'r
1 dcc 24 4w 30
HAVE on hand a first rate assortment-of
Saddles, Bridles, Martingales and Harness
of a superior article which I am offering very
cheap for cash, or good country produce.
Jan 5-3*2tf WESLlEY JONBS.
Dry Hides.
highest market prico wili be given,
for Dry Hides, by
nov26-26 David & Kitchen*

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