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HOUSES, IANPS, frc. To Lot. Two houses, near the Toll Gate, )We«t End—one a convenient two 'story bouse, and incomplete order. 1 Anv additional improvement, in tlie way of a shop, &C. will be made to accomo mo hate a tenant, who wants .an adiaiitaeeo .stablisbme.it. Also two small comiortahle houses aereeably situated in low?' j X”,"""” ITholi&ook For Sale or Rent, The unexpired lease of the Spring Garden, with all the mprovements | now attached thereto; as well as "rJSilthe crop in the ground; the whole feeing in high state of cultivation. Enquire of the £NJtJer_ To Rent, That large and commodious brick warehouse, lately occupied by fieo. Kincaid; also, the frame dwelling ihouse, and store adjoining. The a bove property is weiisiiuareu ior iu* uuui a.^ grocery business, will be rented low to good tenants, and possession *j* J n U July 8 J \MES SANDERSON. To Let, ON moderate terms, a three story brick House, in a central part ot the town, well calculated for a pri vate family, or a genteel boarding uouse. Possession given an or yeu»<;^ of December uext. Inquire of the Printer, jane 28 _ -dtt— For Sale, That three story brick house,situ fated otr the south side of P™ir*:st now in the occupancy of Mr. VV in. LKudd ; a perfect title will be given, and the term# of payment matJ^c^,,ve”u uu Apply to JOHN H. LADD 4* Co. September IB For Rent, The dwelling house a*d store, oc kcupied by Mr. Rob t. S. Blacklock, I for one or more years, and immedi possession win oe giv«u. * situation is* one ot the most desirable in town tpr a grocery business, *nd the dwelling is large and pleasant. For te™££PP[y u> p September24 mtb6w C1IK. NEALh. To Rent, A commodious three story brick I dwelling house on Washington-str t. i lately occupied by Mr. Jno-Jackson. ~ j&LZswL ALSO, A small frame house, on Fairfax-street,be tween King anti Prince streets. *n my ab «enr.e,application m «y Y nvrV ' july 2 dSttothstf JOHN LLOYU. For Sal?*, THE HOUSE and LOT in which I used to reside in the town ot Alexandria, con taining an acre of ground, on V\ ashiugton-st. beiu^one of the most agreeable situations tor a genteel family in that town. For terms, and * view of the property. *pp*y to James l. McKenna, esq. who is fully authorized to treat for and dispose of the same uui will explain any facts respecting it whch may be required. >°U* HOPKINS Hill and Dale, April 20. Burr Mill Stone Miuvufucto/y. THE subscriber wishes to intoi n nis friends and the public, that he has opened his Burr Mill Stone Manufactoiy, at te upper eud ot King-street, (opposite die lacksmith and Farrier’s shop, in the town of Alexandria.) where he wilt supply millers With French Burrs, of any size, at the short est notice ; and will warrant them equal, il not superior, to any in the United States, fr millers will order their Whea4 Burra be fore tttev are built, he will bui.d them.in % manner, as lie can prove to the satisfaction of any person, that they will run, without stop or tail, for 100 years; 4* it notoespoke, from 90 to 190. • N. B. Price? as low as possilne june 28 ROBERT GLENN. Almanacs for 1820, \ :!* OF PIFFERBNT KINDS, Are just received, for sale by ^VT * J JAMES KENNEDY & SON. November 2 _____ Extracts from a Law Of the Corporation to provide for the tpetdy extinguishment of Fire, Sec 1. That etery proprietor ot any dwel ling house, or store house within the limits ot (he corporation, shall, at bis or her own ex pence, provide as many fire buckets, made of good and suitable leather, and containing at least two and a half gallons, as shall be e qual in number to the stories in such house. Provided, That no proprietor shall, in any c,ase t»e compelled to provide more than three buckets for one house. Every proprie tor who shall neglect to procure the proper number oi tickets in the manner herein di rected, shall forfeit ancj pay one dollar per month for each bucket he sh dl so neglect to prouure. The proprietors ot all dwel ling houses and store houses which shall hereafter be erected within the corporation, th ill furnish the same with buckets in the manner before prescribed, within two months after such houses shall be occupied ;<>r t ill ing to do so, shall be subject to the penalties before mentioned. 2, Where the proprietor of any dwelling house or store house residing out of the limits of the corporation, shall neglect to comply with the requisitions ot this act, the occupier of such house shall within two month* after coming to the possession thereof, procure the necessary buckets; and failing to pro vide the same,shall be subject to the like pe nalties as are in such case imposed on xbe proprietor. 6. It shall be the duty of the superinten dent of police, once in six months at least, to visit the housis within the limits of the cor poratkm t o examine and take an account of tjie buckets belongiug to «uch houses, and t* report to the mayor the names of all person who shall neglect to provide and keep the same, according to the requisitions of this act. 7»A. 31&32. GEO. C ELL, Sup. Po. Fifty Dollars Reward. RAN AWAY from the subscriber, on Thursday, the 11th inst. a negro man, named DICK, who sometimes calls himself Dick Douglas. He is a small man about 5 feet 6 inches high, and is not a very black man. I purchased him from the estate of Edgar McCarty, esq. Cedar Grove,- Fairfax county, Va. and it is likely that he may be lurking about that neighborhood or Colches ter, as he has a wife at capt. Berry’s of the latter place; or he may have gone to Lou doun county, as he has lived there in the neighborhood of Win. McCarty and John McCarty, near Leesburg. He had on and took with him an old grey cloth coat and a brown do pantaloons of drab colored domes tic cloth. He is much addicted to liquor, and is a coarse shoemaker, i will give 20 dollars if taken in the district of Columbia Thirty dollars if taken in Fairfax county, and the above reward if apprehended in any other place, and secured so that l get him again; and reasonable charges if u^^ght home. WM, B. STUART. november 16_____ 100 Dollars Reward. RAN.away from the subscriber living in King George’s county Va. an Monday the 22nd March, a yellow man named JAMES, abftut 22 years of age, his tore teeth wide apart, and cannot speak very quick—had on Virginia cloth clothes and carried off a shaggy great coat, he has a father named Pe ter Hall, who lives with the widow Morgan, at Oak Hill, Fauquier Co. and his grandfa thered Frederick Hall, is supposed to he living at Mr. Terrett’s near Alexandria, and it is likely he may be lurking about there.— I will give the above reward for apprehend ing anil securing said fellow so that I get him again, and reasonable charges if brought home! J. H. WASHINGTON. Masters of vessels and others are fore warned against harboring or carrying off said fellow tf June 14 100 Dollars Reward. I WILL give the above reward to any person who will return to my posses sion, negro LAWRENCE, who assumes the sirname ot FENWICK. This fellow left ; my farm, on the Wicomico river, in Charles county, Md. on the 6th July, in consequence of his own outrageous conduct towards my overseer. He is a negro ot a fine erect fi gure, good features, asmooth black skin, i rather above the middle stature, of a youth ful appearance for one ot thirty years of age, and of great plausibility and natural smartness. His ears grow remarkably close to his head, and on the inside of his lower lip he has a white mark or spot. I purcha sed him 4 years ago of the estate ot Mrs. P H. Courts, of this county. I am led (by ciirumslances which have come to my know ledge since he absconded,) to believe that be will endeavor to make his way to King George county, Va. ; should he not take this route, he will probably be met within the District of Columbia, or in the upper counties of this state, on his way to Penn sylvania. I apprehend he will change his name, and it committed to jail, refuse to state to whom he belongs, as the misconduct which preceded his departure, & his ab sconding, have all appeared since to have been premeditated. He took all his clothes with him, of which he had a large number ; among them—a new bearskin oyer-coat, a long close-bodied blue coat, a pair of stri ped jean pantaloons, one or more white waistcoats, besides many articles of coarse cloathing ; these, however, he will probably exchany*'. or sell them for cash to defray his tra\ ^ ing expenses. I will give the above reward to any per - son who will bring him home to me, or FIFTY DOLLARS if confined in jail, and notice given me, so that 1 recover him — Should he he taken out of the state, 1 will also pay all reasonable costs and charges which may attend the bringing him home. 1. T STODDERT, West Hatton, near Allen's Fresh Post Orfiee, Charles county, Maryland, aug. 6 __dtf 100 Dollars Reward. F> AN away on the 2£Hh of April, from >1* the farm of the subscriber, in Dogue Neck, Fairfax Co. Virginia, negro HARRY, aged about twenty three years, about five feet ten inches high, very black, well built, has a considerable impediment in his speech, when spoken to evinces much co fusion, and replies almost unintelligibly: had on when he left home, a much worn suit of domestic cloth. I have ever}7 reason to believe that he is endeavoring io pass fora free man, and : as such went off in some of the bay craft du ring the late fishing season. All masters of vessels are forewarned from harboring or ta king info their employ said negro, under pe nalty of having the law rigidly enforced a gainst them. 1 will give twenty dollars, if taken in the county of Fairfax, or district ot Columbia; if beyond that distance, the a bove reward, provided he is secured in jail so that l get him again. WM. MASON. Charles County, Md. June 1. Tbe editors ot the National Intelligencer and Baltimore Federal Gazette will insert the above until forbid, and send their ac counts to Port Tobacco toi payment. June 11 _^ Samuel Ward Co. HAVE commenced the manufactory of cabinet work, also of turning and carving, at the shop of Joseph !*5pear, deceas ed. Having purchased the stock and tools of the decedent, aftd a large stock on band, they H itter themselves that, by attention and industry, they can furnish as good and as cheap of every description, as any person in . the District of Columbia. They have on hand and for sale, 4 elegant mahogany sideboards, carved 1 set do tables, 3 in a set 3 set do. round ends, 2 in a set 10 mahogany dining tables, square 6 Pembroke do 6 bureaus mahogany 15 bedsteads of different kinds, light stands, wash stands, cribs, sofas. &c. Also, 000 feet Mahogany in board and Plank.—Turning and curving done at the -hortest notice, and any other bu iness in their line. S. WARD. Oqt 28 ENOCH LEWIS. tHE Declaration of Independence. WE have no authentic copy of this most important state paper, (he very basis that supports the proud column of American liberty ; none, at least, on which the eye of taste can rest, for a moment, with satisfac tion. Why have we not 1 The English nation, still proud of their MAGNA CHAKTA, though every provi sion it contains has been trampled upon by the bold ambition of their rulers, have pub lished edition after edition of this instrument, each more splendid than its predecessor.— Sir William Blackstone has collated and commented on it—his fine copy of Magna Charta has been excelled by later specimens of art, and the fac-similes of the seals and signatures have made every reader of taste in Great Britain acquainted, in some de gree, not merely with the state of knowledge and of art at the period in question, but with the literary attainments, also, of King John, King Henry, and their “ Barons bold.” Surely the Declaration of American Inde pendence is, at least, as well entitled to the decorations ot art as the Magna Charta of England ; audit the facsimiles of the sig natures of the patriots who signed it were published in America, it would serve to gra tify a curiosity, at least as laudable as that which calls for imitations of the correspon dents of Junius or of the aristocracy that wrested the English Charter from the reluc tant monarch? ot the day. We are firmly persuaded that the more the principles ot our Declaration ot Indepen dence are spread out before the eyes ot the world, the more they will be admired, by foreign nations as well as our own ; and eve ry innocent and honest device that may serve to attract attention toward them, will serve,, also, to promote the great cause of public li berty. Such an embellished edition as will render it an ornament to an apartment, will have a tendency to spread the knowledge ot its contents, among those who would other wise have turned their thoughts hut lightly towards the subject. Such an edition will serve to place it continually under the eye of man, woman, and child in a family—it will associate the pleasurable ideas of ele gance and ornament with the history of the transaction itself—and familiarize those principles which form, or ought to form, the very bond and cement of political society.-— Nor i? it of small moment that such an edi tion, well executed, will serve as a specimen of the ^tate of the Fine Arts amongst us at the present day. Actuated by these views, the subscriber proposes to publish A SPLENDID EDITION OF THE Declaration of Independence, Which shall be, in all respects, Ameri can. All the necessary materials shall be manufactured in this country, and express ly for this publication. The designs, the engravings shall be the work of American Artists ; the publication throughout shall af ford evidence of what our citizens have done ill politics and am do in art. From the arrangements made, and the dispositions manifested by the artists, it is confidently expected that this engraving will be, when finished, a splendid and truly na tional publication The Publisher,thinks he can promise that it shall be ready to deliver to Subscribers in February next, at I EN dollars each copy, to be paid on delivery. The engravings will be accompanied by a pamphlet, containing the,official documents connected with the publication ns authori ties, a d a list of the Subscribers’ Names. It is contemplated to have a few copies printed on paper prepared to carry colors to have the shields accurately tinctured in the modern style ; and the plants, kc- color ed by one of our most approved water co lorers. The price oi those superb copies will be THIRTEEN dollars each. As no more of those copies will be printed than shall be subscribed for, gentlemen who wish for them, are requested to add the word colored” to their subscription. JOHN BINNS, Chesnut-street, Philadelphia. dec 30____ John R:imsay ITT AS imported in the ships Boston, captain £1 Finlay, 4’ Potomac, captain Bradford, direct from Liverpool, a handsome assort ment of Full and Winter Goods, which are now opening, and offered tor sale on accommodating terms._ 8. Drew, Merchant Tailor, Removed from Fairfax-etreet. to the corn-r of King and Columbus streets, and his p rices*'Jall mg, ESPECTFULLY acquaints his custo mere and the citizens in general that lie has removed as above, where, lie will study to give satisfaction. He has by him a small hut well assorted stock of goods, which will be found on inspection to be ol the best quality, the whole of which lie wishes to sell low for cash, and as further inducements to purchasers he offers to cut out any goods, bought of him to any size or pattern gratis. S Drew aware, of the advantage a ready money business has over one where long credit is given, think* that a distinction ought to ho made in the prices in each case; and as the price of provisions are low at present, lie is glad to he able to announce to those customers who will fet-l disposed to pay him ready money for bis work, that be will reduce the price of making to them according to the present journeymen’s wa ges ; and to prevent any supposed imposi tion on the one hand or disatisfaction on the oiber he is willing to he governed by the printed regulations of prices by which the i journeymen are paid in Alexandria. Nr. B. Bread, Hour, beef, groceries, li quors or any thing valuable taken in ex change for clothes. S. Drew has this day opened a tavern in the same house, where he has laid in a sup ply of Philadelphia and the district porter and ale, together with liquors of the host quality, and he feels confident that he shall be able to give satisfaction to all who will please to favor him with a call.—He is fit ting-up his house for the accommodation of boarders, travellers, &c. and from its central situation, good beds and stabling, together with other requisites, he presumes that it will be found a convenient establishment. may 25 TO PRINTERS; ADAM RAM JIG D ! Respectfully informs the trade, tiiat he continues to manufacture the Scre w and Ruthven PRLrmV PRESSES. The former, in its present improved state, with iron beds, &lc. he has obtained a patent for. The estimation in which this press is held, is perhaps beat shewn by the demand for jt—nearly Goo being in use of his make ; and every exertion shall still be made to render it a^ complete as possible. 0^7-All otherarticles in his line, as usual. THE RUTHVEN PRESS. This Press has been adopted, from pos sessing advantages over all the Iron and one pull Presses that are known to be in u^e in America or Europe, in some particulars; that is to say, its construction combining immense power in a compact form, (given by levers] to durability and lightness. It is particular ly adapted for being moved ami comprised in a space of small comparative bulk. Hie manner of giving the impression is entirely o* riginal, and different from other presses, cal culated to save the type. The form is uni formly stationary, and the platten passes o ver hy means of rollers, and a channel or tail ways, until brought parallel with the form, it rests, and the impression is given with ease, and in an instant, by turning the rounce or handle with the left hand, exactly corresponding with the running in of the car riage and form of the old press. The two surfaces being ot iron, and true to the great est perfection, bad work cannot be done on them, when the press is once adjusted, the pull regulated, and the beating attended to. 7’he smallest cards may lie printed on them without bearers or mackling—they may al so be us°d, when the form is off, for taking copies from manuscripts, seals, coins. <$*c— TVy require 00 levelling or fixing, and the Press, ot a large royal size, occupies only a space of forty inches square. Each Press will be accompanied with a copper plate engraving, and printed direc tions. He will only add, that it is his determina tion to make them as complete and cheap as possible, and is now selling .them as low as they are sold in Great Britain, with some improvements, and at least not interior in workmanship. This press is in general use in Europe, and has the recommendations ot Printers ot the highest standing in their favor 7’he opinions ot som ? of those who have u sed them here, is respectfully submitted. ADAM RAM AGE. Philadelphia, Nov. 24, lGl8. Mr. A. Ram age : Dear Sir—1 consider the Ruthven .Press as a very valuable improvement ; and think the trade generally, are under great obliga tions to you tor your zeal and perseverance, in naturalizing so useful an invention. The Press combines a vast accession ol power, with a considerable dimunition of la* bor to the workmen ; and so lar as relates to the one you manufactured for me, I can safely say, that it is impossible for any press to produce a more equable impression. The platten and bed fnr the form being both ol cast iron, 1 fuliy expect that this most essen tial quality will be permanent. jfith hearty wishes for that success to your manufactory, which it so well deserves, I am sir, your obedient servant, ’ J THOS. H. PALMER. Philadelphia, Nov. 24, 1818. We, the subscribers, having had the Ruth ven Press in operation for some time past, are otopinion, that it is equal in every re spect to any Press now in use. Its peculiar merits consist, in the form remaining station ary—the mode of giving the impression, and the ease and facility with which the necessa- ] ry power is applied by the workmen. Wt j hesitate not to declare our entire sat inaction with the press, and that we look upon the preference given it, by the different work men engaged, as conclusive testimony in its favor. (Signed) WILLIAM BROWN. CLARK i- RASER. Mr. Ramage. Philodcljthia. Nov. 25, 1818. Sir—Solicitous as we feel lor the encou ragement of American genius, we cannot withhold the praise due a foreign invention of manifest advantage. The Ruthven Press, upon which we are desired to give an opi ni' ii.we consider the most complete machine for printing, we have ever examined. For ease in working, we have never seen its t qual. From its peculiar instruction, ingcnius as it is novel, we conceive it to be admira bly calculated for the performance of good printing. With regard to its celerity, our short acquaintance with the machine will not permit us to speak positively; but we believe it will not be iound inferior to any on the continent. frith respect, &c. &,c. T.C. DOW DEN. SAMUEL K. KRAMER. JOHN T. SICKLES. ANDREWL. STITCHER. SAMUEL ROSff ELL. PHILLIP MILLER. JESSE r. CAVIT. STEPHEN BADGER. To Adam Ramage. Aezv-York, July 8. 1819. Dear Sir—I have for tome time past been threatening to write to you, to let you know how well I am pleased with the Ruthven Press, improved and made by you ; but a variety of circumstances have prevented it. 1 have had it in constant operation three months : during which time nearly all the. printers of this city, and a number of our mo't ingenious mechanics, have called to ex amine it. They have pronounced it as com plete in every respect, as any machinery they have ever seen. The following is the idea T have of it. No Printing Press has ever been construct ed, on which more or better work can be done in a given time. The exertionof working it is no more than healthy exercise for a boy of 15 years of age. (I have a boy of that age to work on mine.) It is well made, the different parts admira bly proportioned, and not more liable than other presies to get out of repair. I am, your’s respectfully, D. FAN3HAW. Mr. A. Ramage. Neat" York, April 25, 1818. Sir—The Ruthven Press arrived safe, and is m suece**ftr! operation. Many of our ■I rijifel'S have oeen looking at aml-ti pres? their unqualified approbation olfi '•Tlr0i?.u ,e,tter ,na* than one , have irom Rulhven’s manufactory If tact, ao excellent machine, as riaerlS’" the Columbian, and to be preferred f0, a! lightness and simplicity. Ils .. * ,, p-4-G. BRUCE Mr. A. Ramage._tf December 16 (j3“ K titicc. T^lFFIGULddES arising from t|ls y of the following work, the PliblisSaJ been compelled to remove to Phils,l.u for Hie better execution of hi, p|an 'fi!1'1 editorial department has in coii.<4m,en™ r i len into other hands. Mr. Allfn’s a‘ engagement rendering it impossible i,,!.!!ent intend it in another city. The fierd1^'! relations of the different signer, to'dieD.,!^ ration ol Independence are therefore reou‘1' ea to direct their favors to the publisher V. 443, Market-street, Philadelphia. ’ * PROPOSALS BY JOSEPH M. SANDERSON For Publishing by Subscription, A Biography of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence. Accompanied iviih Plates To which will I* annexed a History of the Proceedings ol Congress, during the pasJ ol the Law and the Declaration itself, ,1 the fac sunde Engravings of the Siguawrcs By JOHN SANDERSON TO THE PUBLIC. i he.n ,we cons,<l,er tIl4» personal qualities of the statesmen who^e names are aflixed tQ the Declaration of Independence, the peri lous occasion which demanded the exertion ot their wisdom and deliberation, and the influence ol their councils on the interests or mankind, we must acknowledge that very rarely a more imposing spectacle has been ottered to the world, and we shall seek ii vain in the annals of nations, for an even more worthy ot commemoration, and ot'bein* cherished forever in the hearts of a grateful and generous people. The love of itTdepen dence is interwoven with the-frame and con stitution of the human mind. Ii is almost the first sentiment that animates the infant’s features in the cradle ; and amongst all the actions and enterprises of man, none has awaked into activity a greater exertion of the virtuous energies of his nature, none has ex* cited a greater warmth of veneration, and lias more imperious claims upon our grati tude, than resistance to tyranny and political aggression. In all republican states the first tribute ot genius has been paid to the patriot or (he he ro who has promoted the cause ot liberty and maintained the independence and dignity cl man. The animated canvas and breathing marble have rescued his features from the grasp of death, and the pen of the historian has inscribed the achievements t6 the impe rishable records ol fame. It would indeed be no lavonble prognostic of the perpetuity of our republican institutions to discover au insensibility to the obligations we owe ths memory of the illustrious patrons of American freedom. They have raised us, by their magnanimity, from the arbitrary dominion of a foreign power, to the distinguished elevation of a sovereign and independent people ; they have asseited and maintained the imprescrip tiole rights of humanity by (lie “mutual pledge ol their pledge ot their lives, their for tunes and their sacred honorsand, as long as virtue holds her empire in the hearts ol their successors, the example of these gene rous benefactors will not be lost to the world; their names w ill not pass away nor be loigot t» n, or their glorious deeds be. confounded in <h« common and casual transaction ot life — Ingratitude is a vice that in nations,* as wed as individuals, indicates the last degree ol | degeneracy and corruption ; it is a vice that implies the alienee of every virtue ; it was : in the age of Caligula that the name ol the j Scipios was proscribed, that the state cj Brutus brought death on its possessor. “ The glory of our ancestors is the light ot posterity,” and the homage of fhelivi g can not be offered to the merits ot the illu-fnuib dead with an effectual or sterile admiration-j Great and splendid actions will seldom be achieved by men who have hunnle or ordi nary objects in prospect. It why contempla ting the life and character ol those who arc marked out from the multitude by then enn nent qualities, that we become emulous © their virtues and their renown. 1 he trophies of Miltiades interrupted the sleeps ol I hemm tocles ; and Theseus, hearing the exploitso Hercules, was fired with his spirit, aBd came the successful rival of his fame. e rude savage of the desert listens with rap me to the deeds of his ancestors, and bangs a round his hut the emblems ol his lathei s va lour. .. . More need not be said toenforce t ie Uii of the publication we have undertaken, am which >ve novr submit to the patronage " ou. fellow-citizens, with a hope, that lrnnL' , liberality of their encouragement, we S‘ be able to present it to the public woi »Y • their approbation. We must depent <>r ‘ illustration o< many ot the characters biography, upon the generosity oMneir* viving relatives and friends, to furnis | * whatever interesting materials may e in possession; tor which, with our gia < j knowlerigments, we promise a cop) " entire work as a compensation. CONDITIONS. . I. The work will be publiihed innum • ; half volumes of 200 pages, octavo, contained in ten numbers. 0 . .jjs. will be prefixed an appropriate W, ! piece—and the work will he c?nim ^ with the declaration ot indepem • j engraved facsimiles oi the sigrna a compendious detailof the procc ^awr, congress, during the passage o jm. Each of the lives, unless when i. practicable, will be precede ‘ ^st ness of the person, engraved b) artists in the United States. ^ade II. it will be printed on line Wavered expressly for the anci fifty cent to subscribers at two doll*• M * per number, payable on del j office. Subscriptions received at (( October 18 ————“ | p.sr?®*'81'