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'Edited^ 2ML. Exadfoed.—-Exmted and TubltsEed \>Y[ E. Eoïteï & Son, No. 91, M.axket-Stveei, Wilmington,
TUESDAY, October 14, 1828.
JTo. 51.
Vol. II.
lished on Tuesdays and Fridays, at four dollars
; two dollars every six months in ad
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lines, and so in proportion for every number oj
additional lines and insertions. ___
; Concord. —Dr. Thomas Adams, t. M.
s Bridukviule. —Henry Cannon, I. M.
t FraNkkord. —Mr. Isaiah Long.
, Daosborouoh. —Dr. Edward Dingle.
I Georoe Town. —Mr. Joshua S. Layton
I 'jv ; Lewes — H. F. Rodney, P. M.
» ■; Milford. —Mr. Joseph G. Oliver.
! Frederica. —J. Emerson, P. M.
Camden.— Thomas Wainwright, P. M.
Dover. — lohn Robertson, Esq.
Smyrna —Samuel H. Hodson, Esq.
Middletown. —Thomas llarvy, P. . M.
Summit Bridge.—J ohn Clement, 1. M.
|4 Warwick, Md.—John Moreton, P. M.
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Bj to them, they being authorized to receive it, and to
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HM neatness, accuracy, and dispatch ; Advertisements
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B Tno Agents appointed in their neighbourhood to re
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pi Ail communications, not oi the above character,
ill to he addressed to M. Bradford, Editor of the Dela-|
'U ware Journal, Wilmington.
fl This arrangement is made for the more régulai
1 and prompt execution ot business._ _ .
Ytmwg \»at\W Boavdiug Sckook
At Wilmington, Delaware.
TtIK SUBSCItlUK.lt:> attended tlie late examination of
! J\lr. JJuvenpards School, as members of the Vi-itinff Conv
I nut tee ; were gratified with the mode ot instrii tion, and
m its results as evidenced in tlie responses of the pupils. In
H the different branches of Heading, Writing, Drawing,
n Arithmetic, Grammar, Geography, History and Natural
If Philosophy, they gave honorable specimens "t their indus.
B! try and acquirements, and we could not but feel that the
* school was well managed, and worthy ofjnore^Xtensive
à'u.. public patronage.
August 15, 1828.
Terms of Boarding, Washing and Tuition, in any of the
common branches S3» per quarter, payable in advance.
Extra Charges .—Hor Music, including tlie use ot the
Pumo SI J • for the French and Spanish, taught by an ex
perienced"French master g6, »rawing and Embroidery.
«5 per quarter. The discipline ot the school is mild,
parental and Christian. There will he one course of les.
sons in Psalmody given in a year, by a person highly
I ne i(. nl . and a valuable library for the use of tlie Young
' Ladies. To those who remain in the Seminary a year or
e, there will be no extra charges for books, stationary
■ instructions in Psalmody. .
The teacher of Music upon the Piano is a European,
The course ot lessons in

_ and a first rate performer.
I Psalmody will commence the present season e l,t ot
B November. "■ •
Sept. 25 . 1838.
List, of Letters remaining
Middletown, New Castle County and Estate
of Delaware, 1st Oct. 1828.
John C. Anderson.
Alexander Bias.
Mariai) Colbert, William H. Crawford, Wm. H.
Crawford Esq. W m. B. Cochran Esq.
Outten Davis Ksq.
Mary Ann Etnerick, Mary Eastborn.
Charles Foster. John Krisby.
Peregrine Hendrickson.
Doctor Moor.
John Pitt, G. M. Price, Benjamin Pcningten.
Laurence Simmons.
Elizabeth Vankeuren.
m ii

Esther Woodruff.
Marshall's Sale.
IN pursuance of a decree of the Dis
trict Court of the United States for the Delaware
District, to me directed, will be Exposed to PUB
1,IC SALE, at the Village of Seaford, in Sussex
County, in the said district, on Thursday thetôth
day of October next, at 10 o'clock, A. M the $team
Boat Philadelphia, together with her tackle, apparel
and furniture ; being libelled and condemned in
said court for claims therein exhibited, and ordered
to be sold by
Wilmington, Sept. 27. 1828.
Marshall Del. District.
Books !—Books !
JUST arrived, and now on sale, at the cheap
Bookstore, at No. 97, Market-Street
All persons are forbid trusting my wife Barbury 1 .
, *? J i a. • n A *,*
Donaldson, on my account, as I amt determined to |
pay no debts ol her contracting. For some tuno very
past she has been in an unhappy state of mind, and
incapable or unwilling to attend to her family con
Oct. 9, 1828. 50—4tp.
4 .
ALL persons indebted to the estate of Samuel
Oajford, late of Wilmington, deceased,are requested
to make immediate payment, as the nature of the
case will not admit of delay, and those who have
claims against said estate will present their accounts
for settlement, to
No. 25 west Front-st.
Wilmington, Oct. 8th 1828
..-• •X
(V . ,
Offer for sale, at very reduced prices, at their
Book Store, No. 97, Market Street, Wil
mington, a variety of
Books «ml Stationary,
FAMILY RIDLCS, splendidly bound, from g3 to glO.
do. 3 vol quarto,
Goldsmiths animated Nature, n vols. 8 vo.
Gil HI aus, 8 vols. 8 vo. with 24 copper pîute engravings,
Rollins Ancient History, 8 vols. 8 vo. gilt,
Mosheims Ecclesiastical History, 4 vols. 8 vo. gilt,
Josephus, 2 vols. 8 vo, gilt, and 6 vols, 12 rno gilt,
Common Prayer Books, various sizes and binding,
Psalms & Hymns, do. do.
Domestic Encyclopedia, 3 vols. 8 vo. gilt,
Hoopers Medical Dictionary, last edition,
M'Kenzies Five Thousand Receipts,
Lemprieres Classical Dictionary,
Buchanan's Domestic Medicine,
Bowditch's Navigation, 6 edition.
Goods Book of nature,
Don Quixote 4 vols, gilt, 18 mo.
Burns' Works, Brands Chemistry,
Ures Chemical Dictionary, 2 vols. 8vo.
Mrs. Henian's Poems 2 vols, 12 mo.
Shakespear's Plays, 2 vols. 8 vo.
do. 8 vols 18 mo.
Scott's Infantry Drill, do. Rifle Drill,
Walker's Dictionaries, large and small,
Gcographys (ofall kinds,) Arithmetics, Jack Hallyards,
Testament-, F.nglish Readers and Introduct ions,
Spelling Books &. Primers, Salates, Blank Books, of vari
ous sizes.
Cyphering and Copy Books, Pocket Books,
Mathematical Instruments, Gunters Scales & Dividers,
F.ne Penknives, Razors and Scissors,
White and bluebonnet boards, Bristol,do. Gold Leaf,
Gold Edging and points, Embossed Paper,
Ivory Folders, Parchment, Magistrates Blanks,
Together with a large assortment of Writing, Letter
Printing and Wraping Paper, See.
i Seoit's
I 1 en Dollars Howard.
STRAYED away on the 21st Inst, a black Marc,
four years old next spring, with one white spot in
lier forehead. The above reward will be given to any
person who will deliver said mare to ilie subscriber
in Camden Delaware.
Oct. 2d 1828.
Tiie Young Ladies Boarding School at Wilmington, Del.
formerly conducted by William .Short-r, is now continued
tim er the superintendence und instruction of
Bishop Davenport,
With the assistance of accomplished tèmale teachers. The
course of instruction pursued at tiiis Seminary, comprises
all the useful and most of tlie ornamental branches of a
female education. Terms of Board, IVashing and Tuition
in any of the common branches S3» per quarter, payable
in advance.
EXTRA CHARGES.—For Mu-ic including the use of
Piano, gl2 ; for the French and Spanish taught by an ex
perienced French master, £6: Drawing, Painting, and Em
broidery, £6 per quarter. The discipline of the school is
mild, parental, and Christian. Particular attention is
paid, not only to the manners of tlie young Ladies, but to
iheir moral and religious instruction.
There will be one course ot lessons in vocal Music given
in a year, by a person highly competent, «nd «
Library for the use of tlie young Ladies,
remain in the Seminary a year or more, there will be no
extra charges for bonks, stationary, or vocal music. No
vacation except during the month of August.
To those who
The subscribers take pleasure in recommending the
above school to the patronage of the public. Mr. Daven
port has had experience, and much experience in the busi
-ess of education, having been engaged in it since he wa.,
17 years of age For three years and more he has conduct
ed a flourishing school in this place, and has fully justified
the high testimonials and recommendations which he
brought with him. At his request the subscribers have
engaged to act as a Visiting Committee, to examine quar
terly the state and management of the Institution ; and we
confidently expect the school will sustain if not increase
its former reputation. E. W. GILBERT
Pastor of the 2d Presbyterian Church in Wilmington!
1 have not the pleasure of a personal acquaintance
with Mr. D. but from the above satisfactory testimonial
and at his request I shall be happy to act with the gentle
men as a Visiting Committee. PIERCE CONNELLY,
Minister of Trinity Church, Wil.
March 28,1828.
Scott's Rifle Drill,
For sale at R. Porter and Son's Book Store, No.
Price 50 cts.
97, Market-Street.
From the Sept No. of the African Repository.
. »«patches have arrived from the Colony, by the " All
finance," Captain Russel, ancl the bne Liberia, Captain
| Sllard) tearing dates up to the 22<: of July, which gave
very favourable views of the health and prospects of the
. , .. . ...
settlement. In a letter ot the 18th ot June, the Vice
Agent, Rev. Lot l.arey, writes :
"On the 1 3 th I visited Millsburg, (Mills and so
Burgess,) to ascertain the prospects of that settle
ment ; and can say with propriety, that, according
to the quantity of land which the settlers have put
under cultivation, they will reap a good and plentiful | B
crop. The Company's crop of Hlce and cassada is
especially promising. The new settlers at that place w
have done well; havingall with two or three excep
nons bu.lt houses, so as to render their families com- ,
Portable through the season, they have also each ot
4 . r ,. , r xi • I i c „
them a small farm, which I think, aher a tew months,
, rr . ' , . . ., * i) . » c , £
w,il he sufficient to subsist them But l find, from a
very particular examination that we snail be obliged
to allow them to draw rations longer than L expected, j
owmg to the great scarcity of country produce, the
cassada being nearly exhausted; that it is, and will
be, impossible to obtain, until new crops come in,
much to aid our provisions, unless by going some
distance into the country. I herefore, I think it m
dispensahly necessary, in order to keep the settlers
to their farming improvements, to continue their
rations longer than 1 at first intended; as I consider
the present too important a crisis to leave them to
neglect their improvements, although it may add
something to our present expenses.
- * The People at Caldwell are getting on better
with their farms than with their houses, the gun
house of Caldwell is done, am at present prépara
tions aie making fot the 4th July. I thinic that the
settlement generally » rapidly advancing in (arm
mg, building and I hope in industry. Our gun
carnages are done : the completion of the iron
work alone prevents us from mounting them all tm
mediately. We have four mounted, and I think we
shall put them all in complete order by the end of
the present week. .
"Captain Russel will he able to give something
like a fair account of the state of our improvements.
he went with me to visit the settlements on the
ifitham 14th, and seemed pleased with the prospect
at MtUsburg, Caldwell, and the Hal,way Farms.
Mr. Y\ arner, who has been engaged nearly the
whole of the last twelve months on business of ne
got luting with the native tribes to the leward, 13 at
present down at Tippecanoe, the place which I
mentionetl in my former communications, as being
a very important section of country, since it would
connect our testers and Bassa districts together.
He is not, however, now engage, in business of ne
gotmtmn, but, only in business ot trade.
states:'" ' t0 ' e ment '' U ''' ' y
" Things are nearly as you left them ; most of
the work that you directed to he dune, is nearly ac
complished. The plasterers are now at work on the
Government House, and with what lime 1 am hav
ing bro't down the river, and what shells l am get
ting, I think we shall succeed.
" The Gun House in Monrovia and the .Tail have
been done for some weeks ; the mounting of ihe guns
will be done this week, if the weather permits
"The Houses at the Halfway Farms are done;
the Gun House at Caldwell would have been done at j
this time, had not the rain prevented, but ! think il I
will be finished in three or four days. The public
farm is doing pretty well. I think it would do you '
good to see that place at this time. j
" The Missionaries, although they have been sick. |
are now. 1 am happy to inform von. recovered ; and !
at present are able to attend to their business, and
l regard them as entirely nut of danger.
" I hope we shall be able to remove all the fur
niture into the new house in two or throe weeks."
June 25th, Mr. Cary writes—
" About three o'clock to dav, there appeared
three vessels—two brigs anti a schooner. The schoon
er stood into the Roads, ami one of the brigs near
in, but showed no colors until a shot was fil ed by
Captain Thompson ; when she hoisted Spanish col
ors, and the schooner the same- All their move
ments appeared so suspicious, that we. turned out
ail our forces to-night. About eight this evening it
was reported that they were standing out of our
Roads, and at sunset, that the schooner had come to
anchor very near the " All Chance," from Boston,
and that the brig which had passed tiie Cape, had
put about and was standing up, tryintr to clmiM. Hip
C ape, and that tlie third vessel (a brig) was stand
ing down for the Roads. The first mentioned brig
showed nine ports a side. From all these circum
stances I thought best to have Fort Norris Battery
manned, which was imediately done bv Captain
Johnson and also ordered out the two volunteer com
panies to make discoveries around the town, anil
the Artillery to support the guns and protect the
beach ; which orders were promptly executed, and
we stood in readiness during the night. At day
light the schooner lav at anchor and appeared to be
making no preparations to communicate with us. I
then ordered a shot to be fired at a little distance
from her, when she sent a boat a»lmre with her Cap
tain, Supercargo, and Interpreter. She reported
herself the Joseph, from Havanna, had been three
months on the coast trading, but not for slaves, had
one gun and twenty three men. Also, that the brig
was a Patriotic brig, in chase of her, and that through
fear she had taken shelter under our guns. The
Captain wished a supply of wood and water ; but
I told him I knew him to be engaged in slave trade,
and that though we did not pretend to attempt sup
pressing this trade, we would not aid it, and that I
allowed him one hour, and one only, to get out of
the reach of our guns. He was very punctual, and
I believe before his hour."
j Speaking of the celebration of the Fourth of July, in
the Colony, under date of the 15th July, Mr. Cary r e
marks :
" The companies observed strictly the orders of
the day, which I think were so arranged as to enti
tle the officers who drew them up to credit. Uwin
the whole, I am obliged to t-av, that I have never
seen the American Independence celebrated with
, ■ •. ,
so much spin and propriety since the existence ot
the Colony; the guns being all mounted and painted,
and previously arranged for the purpose, added ve
rv much to the grand salute. I wo dinners were
| B ,v f"• on , e b Y th f Independent Volunteer l.ompany,
and one by Lap't. Devany."
w J t g S the Secretar > r ofthe Society, July, 19th Mi*. Cary
the flattering prospects of vour Society,
, fee , , f very mu ^ ^ a ! |oss how £, ,, f„
o . a ; inû , A ._ .. a , -
the absence ol Mr. Ashmun, with resard to making
r fl _ _ _ „ .• . " M . ' c
provisions lor the reception ot a large number ot
L ligrants , which a ' ars t0 be tnd f apwi#ab |v ne
cess = Therefore H ; after receivi ' r commu
j nica|io J n _ we conceived the fallowing to be the most
gafe and rudent course . Kirst , , 0 mak ,
ments t0 | iave erected at Millsburgh. houses to an
swer as recept acles sufficient to shelter from one
hundred and ' üftv totw „ hundn . d piira() „ 8 . i hav „
therefore extended t | ie duties of Mr. Benson
t0 ßmbrace that ob : ect
from the following considerations. First, from .he
pn)ductiveness ,,f the Millsburg lands and tin- h-.v-
ness of their inbabitan(s> l know if Mr Adlimm
were present, it would be a principal object with him
to push that settlement forward with all possible
d< and , hat for this pBrpMe , he wou | d 8 ' eml tlie
emi „ rants b the flr9t ,Vor threv PXpe ,iit 1( ms u,
that place . l think (h:lt tl)ose f rom the fresh water
r j ve ,. g( jf carried directly after their arrival here, up
to Md | sbu wou , d su ^ r verv litt , e fr(im chan 'f
climate . | econd , the f ertditv ,, f the , and is su " h
temptatimi to the f armer , that unless he possesses
| a7 ; me8s in its extrenie degree , he cann «t resist it ;
|le must and wd | to wm . k . Thlrd |„ it is '
tant to strengthen that settlement against any nos
sible attack ; and though we apprehend no Imsfili
ties , Vom the natives< t we have each set .
tlempnt strung enough to repel them.
.., am bap . t „ * v thaf the health, peace, and
prospe rity of the Colony, I think, is still advonc
alld [ ho that tha Boanl . of Managers may
have t |, eir wishes and expectations realized to their
fldlest extent, with regard to the present and f uture
p ^ otî p er ity 0 j* the Colony "
lr.—' If I eouid be allowed one surges
tion to the Board , )f Managers, I would mention the
import8nce of llaving here< for the Mseof t | leC „|„.
nV) a vessei ] ar ge enough to run down as low as
Cape p a | mas . j t would. I think, be found t.> save
a very great expense to the Society She nii'dit
casionally run ip also to Sierra Leon.
" Until we can raise crops sufficient to supply a
considerable number of new comers evury year,
such an arrangement as will enable us to proceed
farther to the leeward than we have ever done, in
order to procure supplies, will be indispensably
cessary ; as there we can procure Indian corn, Palm
Oil, and live stock. For these, neither the slave
traders nor others give themselves much trouble,
Corn can be brought there for from fifteen to twenty
cents per Lu-hel. Fifteen or twenty bushels, which
j I bought of Capt. \V oodbury, I have been using in*
I stead ot rice for the last two months. Besides, it
can be ground into meal, and would be better dian
' any that can be sent. Upon the supposed inquiry,
j will riot the lands of the Colony produce corn? they
| will produce it in abundance; hut with the quantity
! of lands appropriated at present, and the means to
cultivate them, each land-holder will, I think, be
able to raise but little more than maybe required
by his own family, and consequently will have lit*
t' e more than may be requited to dispose of to new
so as
I was led to this course
" Permit me to inform the Board, that proposals
have been made by a number of very respectable
citizens in Monrovia, to commence a settlement
near the head of the Monsterado River, which
would he a kind of farming establishment ; which,
should it be the pleasure of the Board to
would be followed up with great spirit, and fuund
to contribute largely towards increasing our crops,
for tlie soil is very promising."
* It has been resolved by the Board of Managers to in*
crease the quantity of land allotted to each settler.
An aged correspondent of
the Columbian Centinei, under (he head of "Olden
Times," has given some interesting extracts from
the. town and church records of Dorchester. Tlia
following is a specimen :
Extract from the Church Records. I find the first
mention of any being intemperate (though several
in succeeding years) was thus :—" The 25th (9th)
1 «>77 . * * * The same day John
Merrifield (though not in full communion) was cull
ed for before ye Church to answer for bis sine of
drunknes, and also for contempt mid slighting ve
power of Christ in his Church in not appearing for
merly though often called upon and sent unto : But
lie made some excuse tor his drunknes m yt bein' 1
not well at Boston he took a little stron«- Rater, anil
coming out in ye ay re did distemper him, and for the
other offence he did acknowledge his tuait there
in-" J. H.
Puritan Practice.
Alabama vs Arkansas .—A Mrs. Mitchell of St.
Francis county, was recently delivered of a fine
child, which weighed at its birth treenti/ one pounds,
Alabama Das beat it. A Mrs. Meliitable Stout has
recently presented her husband with five fine boys
at a birth, whose aggregate weight was forty-eight
and a quarter pounds.

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