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»^U«t0i^re a p,,n * he b»d not E°t Eastporc
I? d%*», "■»**’ They sent over at one or
oo clock in the morning for am monition
as they had but a few rounds left.”
iic.a*ar®# at New-London was great as
k hnng wa* jn the night- the rockets and
, plainly Reen, and the militia all active*
y repairing to their posts, expecting an at
•ck on Saybr ok. We presume there has
not been any, notwithstanding the rumours
o a visit from the enemy to that post.
. , ' 'T , M,er of our correspondent was fin
»s rdjust at the closing of the mail on Wed.
Ocstlay evening. The only account theedi.
^ rot ine Gazette was able to pot into his
paper of that day, is the following l’ost*
rcnpt: \ . D
thf. f.nfmy AT STONING TO v.
At R o’clock last evening, (after this paper
'yisput^to press) an express are \cd at general
rh.-tf ip.tarters. f om Stoning-im, with
information that two frigate’s end a brig, hid
arrived in that harbor, alul demanded the sur
lender of the town, or ri'al it should be laid in
»• ties ; to which demand an snswer vis given
that the inhabitants would defend their fire
sides with their-lives. Ai the fc<j\irst ot gene*
ral Cushing, general Williams ort’-red nut the
■ th and 30th regts. for the defence of that town
Congreve rockets were fired on shore during
the night, without injury ; and this inornieg at
sunrise, a cannonade commenced, and still con.
tinues—at 9 oVh ck.
The expedition is commanded by commo*
dore Hard,r
.The rciliriia liavo collected in such force, ns
to ptevent * lauding, but we fear the place will
be nearly destroyed, as the enemy are lying
within half gun shot, and our only defence is
two long IS pounders.
Hritiuh account of the capture of the Frolic.
Nassau, N. P. April 28.
Early on Monday last the 35th in«. we
in common with the inhabitants of Nassau,
vere highly gratified with the appearance
of a fine American sloop of war off our bar,
which very soon afterwards entered the har
bor, bearing the proud ensign of Great Bri.
tain over the American stripes. Every lime
■we have to comment upon the conduct of
America towards Great Britain, the idea
of a chi'.d devoid of filial affection rushes
forcibly on our imagination, Cc these .-tripes
appeared at. vml)icin;>ttc.al of merited chas
tisement. rilie proved to bo the United
Status fillip Frolic, co mauded by Joseph
Baiubridge, Ew|. t f 22 gun», large calibre,
(about ten per evut. above our-32 pounders)
with a complement ct ICO men ; a new ves
sel, very few month* off the socks; up
wards of 500 tons, and is reported, by per
sons competent to judge, who have been on
board her, superior to any vessel in the Bri
tish navy (dr ti*e sloop elites. She was built,
we doubt no», in commemoration of. a British
aioop of that name, biring taker, by the U.
States ship Wasp, (much her superior) af
t-ir being so well defended by her brave
commander VVinyates, and afterwards re
taken by the l'oi criers ; short however has
bceu her frolic, and ended in a wav tba we
trust ct ci > frolic of the same nature will do
The Fudick \» .is proceeding toward* the Ha
vana, when, sfiei h chare or six lu-urs, his ma
jesty's frigate OrpheGs, Cant. Pigol, with t’ifi
t&ajestv's iiclir. iFulhui-iic, ii \i l. Hope, in com
pany, cut l»ci- oft from making the Maiansa*,
and busily ranging alongside of her, rendered !
further efforts n> ^j-vst; nets useless ; the Frolic
struck without ‘uipp a gun.
We \v..uld rather have seen her brought in
l>y the H«ritlil ili*n the Orpheus, when national
pride predominate* : but when we contemplate
tbe bloodless titfory, win ft by an incalcula
ble damage tc» ocr commerce lias been pievtut
ed, and his Majesty’s iitrald is able to inf in
tain her imposing situation in the Mississippi,
we must had tbi. capture aa a lorlum.;* cir
cumstance.
An offieer of the prize ship Frotic, mentions'
\. at some day s before she whs take », a priva.
*»-er achr. under Cartha^enian co'ours bore
down and lii-td uprn them m (he night, whan
a br6adst.dewaa ruturned which sunk 1 he prize;
that 30 of her crow (consisting ot 66 men) were
taken on bom-ri itic Frolic, ami after the cap*
ture were sentintothe Havanna, in bis majesty's
schooner Sn-lbum, Lieut. If >pe, where v.c trust
these.rehch wilt be,taken care of.
The Frolic m-de two inconsiderable prizes,
both of which lit destroyed.
% » Ainrttoit, J. June 13.
The Frolic 22 gun ship,* lately Captured by
the Orphetu frigate, ha* bevn coiomisHionsd
and Cspt. Mitchell, of the N.stood, po»u.d into
her.
Washington City, August 1?.
There was no mail f-eceivod from Bu.Ya*
loe yesterday by the fcxprese. It ia stated
that the rider <v> ibo extreme ernge of tho
line has disappeared, in what manner not
known, and no tr; ce* have been discovered
of him or jh« mail. It is owing to this cir
cumstance, pit ba,i>'y. mat we have received
no further r* port of Gen. Brown’* Ute bat*
tie.
Letters as late a& the 5th inst. hare, how
ever, been received from 1’resqu' Isle, from
which we have, derived the following intel
licence ;
F.ric (Penn ) jiu$iist 3.
1 His moment the captain of a si. il! trad
|rg vessel, which sailed from Buffalo at 2
o’clock. A. M. yesterday, came on sftorp.—
He tonlif ms the in'ormation of an attack on
1 ort Erfie by the Bniieb ; end adds, that
that att# . hetry Cannonading for two hours,
the emrrAy were repulsed at alt points, and
lert tl t ground bef.»re night; no damage sns
tained on our part ; that of the enemy not
kno*/ n.
T*<vn soldiers who cros>cd to Buffalo after
the act n, stated, that 11 the enemy were
cut to nieces, driven at ail points, and our
trnr-.p* in the highest spirits. It was gene*
it |y believed that the attack was Mttiport.
o d by t c-.rly the whole fore* of the enemy on
t ae l t.dr.kulti.”
Aucy t 12.
A volunteer corns of between sixty and se
venty dragoons, fii.m Frederick and Wash
ington counties, under the command of Ma
jor Cook, passed thr ough this city yesterdr/
to the rendezvous at I'.ladensburg. 1 bey
■were well mounted and equipped, and form
* part of the troona called cut for the dr*
fence of this district and of the Country be
low.
A detachment of abo-it SCO men, under
Cohnej Gettings, iIs<?vr* Montgomery i unty,
have likewise rent l ed Hiadriisourg, where
u Urge, and we ttu»t efficient loice will soon
be assembled,
JSV„ lot.
*
?n the v” rTc of «*cf"i c-, New-York*is ex
h*bitinx a praiseworthy example to her sis
ter cities. We perre;ve by the papers rhat
the most spVited appropriations have hern
innde, and the^n-aieM* alacrity pervades ail
ranks end partit-s, in rendering that groat
emporium snf« from the a neks of the insa
tiate robbers, who despi-e all the laws held
sacred among civilired nations ; and wbc*c
conduct on the shores of Maryland and Vir
ginia, a.Tords * sample of what might be
expected from them in the midst of a city
mferingso many temptations to violence anil
plunder as that of New >York.
lb.
MlLLKDGRVtLLE, Aug: 8.
IMPORTANT NEWS •
We are informed that a report has just
reached General Jackson, that Spain had
declared WAR against the United States;
that d.e report was confided In, and that
Geo. Jackson had dispatched a messenger
to 1'auauja to sucertuiu the truth of it.
Bv an express to the Governor, which
reached this place yesterday evening, we
have received the following
Extract of a letter to the editors, dated
Hartford Aug. 7.
T hasten to inform you that what I ant;ci.»
pAted relative to the hostility of the Creek
Iodians, h> but too soon realized. I was last
evening called to visit a man of the name
of Rabun, who was fired upon and wounded
with two balls by a party of Indians, seven
miles below this place. He is not danger
ously wounded. After this mao escaped by
outstripping tnem, they proceeded to a poor
man’s house close by, ft cm which the fami
ly had just fled, and broke, and tore every
tiling in pieces. This morning, on the ground
where Rabun was attacked a red club,
which I have just seen, was found, with a
number of emblematical figures inscribed on
it; among the rest, there ip' si representati
on of seven men in a line of march, and a
musket with a bayonet fixed.' Thei«e lead
to the opinion, that there were seven men
in the party, though Rabun saw but three, ■
and that they belong to some town that lus
received British muskets, There is much
alarm and coufusiun in this place ana neigh**
borhood.”
Savannah, July 30.
Arrived, private armed schooner Harri*
son, H. Perry, commander, from a cruize of
90 days, with a full cargo of dry goods,
valued at eighteen thousand pounds sterling,
taken out of the following vessels, viz :
Ship Julia, from London; brig Mary-Annj
schooner John Duncan, and schuouer Loui
sa. .
After taking oat the goods suffered the
above vessels to proceed to their destined
port.
Captain Parry, also captured an elegart
schooner, with a large amount of s|*ectu ot.
board, manned her with.a crew of ;JU men,
audoidcrcd her for the U. S.—Capr. Fer
ry beheves she has arrived in Port Royal, ns
he perceived a senooner of her description at
anchor abyut three days ago—it being hazy
and blowing, did not send his boat in, to set
what she wav.
All day hist Thursday, it blew n severe
gale of wind from enit southeast, aceompa
with vJr.ji/iwVS.—'The follow ay Vev
sele went aslVwe during Ute gale—the pri*
vnteer Midas, and her prize* the Piaarro,
Lspiranfo, and iisinno, together *ith s^ve'
ral Coasters on their way to Amelia and St.
Mary’s: The Midas, is off, and has sus
tained no injury, and it is said the others will
be got clear, alter raking a part oi tlicir car
goes out without damage.
-l ULua . Jia—s:;.—L'.1 .—I.
S irgiriia Argus.
&ubmorib,
Wf UNBSDAY, A UOUIT l/', 1814.
It i* with the „r*at*at pleasure wo have re
ceived and published the acpourlt of the gal
lant conduct ol our fellow citrons at Stoaii.g
ton, in the state of Connecticut. If jejeh con'*
duft were universal, tlie enemy, at every ap
proach, would l>e foiled and put to the route —
IWeieit no eaftty bat in courage. Had the in
habitants of Stonington basely surrendered
their town to the British troops, they would
have lost all thrir worldly go'nls, betidrs their
honor. Hut now they liave preserved both ;
and their brave countrymen, applauding their
heroism, will rush to their aid from every quar
ter. In spite r.f the tories, we cun perceive that
the country is occoming unanimous. 'I lie roy
alists must hide their heads, or they will l»e
punished. Indeed, every ilay the actions otour
tar* and soldiers devefope the greatness of the
American character. V\'« have, more ar.d more,
a country to love and reverence It is not only
that we belong to the country of Washington,
Hancock, Adams, JelTcrsnn, and other wor
thies, but we belong to the land of Hull, Bain
bridge, Deosnr, Kodgi rs, Lawrence, Bl own,
-Scott, Miller mid Uipley: Wo belong ,o a coun
try where great dangers produce* great talents
at.d great virtues. When the bailie oi Chippe
wa and Uridgewiter are known in Loudon, the
sorry scolding typographical knaves ol St.
James will change th-ur time. They a ill be
astonished at their Own :gnorance of our mo
ral :*phy*ieal reso'trdra, of tiieir #aut of know
It dge of America—of that America which is
declined t > avenge the wrongs of the wor d, by
Quantising the iusolent Ors-a »s—those vile is
iaridjfi**, the basis of whose power is gold, cor*
ruptiou and the bloodie.;t tyranny. ,
That there is r.o pleasing an opposition, is a
fact well established in the history of all fr. e
governments. Let what Will happ a, the men
/» power ara, with those win* arc cut, wrong.—
Nothing is more absurd than indiscriminate
, censure, except Indiscriminate praise, winch,
in truth, results trom the fnrifter, *ud prover s
all genuine political criticism. The following
brief dialogue, (as if between Jack and fool,;
will exhibit, in home degree, the marvel In
Inconsistency of opposition federalism (which,
however, continues to he swallowed by it* ad
herent* without iqnumiflinen.
y<tci. Well, Tom, H ih has surrendered.
Tom. Yes! This come.* of your democratic
invasion ol Canada. You can’t fight the llri
tish. You ought not to fight lliem ; they arc
contending for existence.
J, Dear Tom, we ave iaken a British fri
gate. Think of that, my boy !
T. Ah line. I’m sorry for it. It trill pro*
voke toe Lnglish exceedingly, and I fear lor
the consequence*.
J. Ann'her British frigate taken, Ton*.
T. V'or'.a and worse. ( hus to sacrifice our
brave tars.
J. Another frigate and i sloop of v/sr, my
B.ear Tom, captured from John Bull.
T. I told you what ow federal officer* Would
do, you dog. Tlie re is no talent or courage
nut an. mg C?:<a fcder-Ui.U,
J. Commissioners are going to 1*< tersbutg, to
•eek peace, on the mediation of Cussia.
i'eacc ! Ah ! you sneaking democrats.—
Beg for peic<*. haf
J. The Hussian mediation lias failed.
T. | always told you so. You had no husi.
ness to s mi Cnumisssioner* at at. The Bri
tish wou't make peace with you.
J. Lord Castlereagh has proposed to treat
or peace at Gottenburgh*
T. That's uh.»t we te craliits say. The Bri
tish are always ready to make peace : but you
are such a set of war-hawks. You are only
helping Bonapart- to conquer the world. O !
he is a terrible Conqueror.
J Bonaparte is dethroned. an<l sequestered
in F.lha.
T\ i always insisted he was an insignificant
fellow. It-* can do nooody liar.n. He an em
peror ? t’hoo •
J. Great Britain is now left to fight us with
all her force. It is full time to unite.
T. Yes! Uhl n’t f tell you it would come
to this. Get out of the scrape as well as you
can. Submit, and gr * peace. ,
J. Turn nut the militia and defend the coast.
T. No. It's unconstitutional.
J. The enemy has, ravaged our shores and
gone again.
T. .* yc, now vre’ll turn out, because now its
constitutional.
J. Government wants money: and will give
six per tent for ita
T. Let them g»t it whete they rosy; the fe
deralists have combined to lend mane—at thutt
i\t~.re.t.
J. Government will give something more. I
T. Eight or ten percent. Nothing less.— !
onr pairiotum will not let us take less.
,1. Brown ha* boat the British at Chippewa. |
T. Upt!—Chippe-wfty—what an add name.
We as!; our readers, whether, since the com
mcnccmcnt of the war, such, and worse, has
not been the tenor of opposition federalism ? i
m aj‘. (Ten. wiNFiELi) sco rr.
This gallant soldier, who has not yet at*
tainad his thirtieth year, is a native of thi*
county, (Dinwiddle)—In thi* state he re
ceived his education,-'and its last poli-h at
the college of William and Mary. With
skill, diligence,, perseverance, and unrival
ed eloquence, he practiced the law for a
short time in the adjacent counties. But
his great soul aspired to “deeds of arms!”
He entered in the service of his country in
1808, with theCoinmt'Nionof Capt. >* Light
Arti!le*-v, and in a short time joined the
southern army uudfcr Gen. Wiikin on. Hi>
arrest, charges against him, and nis unpa*
ralicLd defence on that occasion, has long
since been before the public. This noble do
fence convinced the cabinet at Washington
and the world at large, that he was the
Hcfi< lar, the politician, and the soldier.
Since then, no m«n has ascended the inilita.
ry ladder with more resplendent rapidity
than has Winfield Scott—two more rounds,
nncl he will have topped the climax of mili
tary honor!
Glowing with-friendship, veneration, and
pride folthis brave soldier, a number of ‘ci -
tizcnu of Petersburg, as we ufe mfurmud,
ha.e resolved to have made an elegant
SWOKD, wnr, appropriate devices, to be
presented to the Hero of Chippewa and
I .Bridge Water !—In his hands we are confi
dent that it never will be drawn but in de
I fence of his country** rights, and never tar
nished L'si by the biiod of our fo*.
Tcter oi'~g Republican.
DEFENCE OF NEW.YORK.
The inhabitants of New York begin to bo
latmed for the safety of But in.poi iai.t city—
important both as to its magnitude unu value,
fciid its singular conveniency as a seaport sta
ti in—It Beams * strong and well-founded up
prehension haasmen, astlu; British arc d*ily
cncreosing their naval force in the Sound, that
by landing a body of troops on f.ong Island, by
a rapid march of only ien or twelve miles, they
might easily obtain possession of the- height of
Brooklyn, where, with 50 men, and a few pie
ces of cannon, they would have the complete
command of the city and oblige it to surrender
Without firings shot*
Immense sums of money have been expended
on a number of forts from Sandy-hook q» to the
Ihllery^u disUncc of uboilt it/ mi&s) tor the
defence of New York by water—yet, by a mad
unaccountable oversight, the height* of Brook*
lyo have been/neglected till within these few
days !— Now, they are busy in raising the neces
sary defences jjpi tliat all-important station—
Every dsyyt fresli number ofmen take their turn
with gpadtfl, shovels, and pick-axes, to dig
trenches and erect fortification*—The Militia
corps, the Volunteer companies, the Exempts,
ami the v-irioui classes of trademcn, with mo*t
laudable zeal and industry, daily tarnish a quo
l* °l workmen to finish the requisite defences.
The citizens of New York have lately disco,
vered, that their city is infested with » certain
description of persona, who are busy in convey
ing all suits oi intelligence to the enemy—they
have at length louixl out, that there are blue
*/?Af nten among them—the Orator’s “ loyal
Subject* to Uwltil Princes.”—II the good people
of New York hid opened their eyes,” they might i
have discovered, that ever since the 18th day ot
June, 1813, there were many adherent* to the
Mother Country, both in that city and in othe
p:*c;-s.
We have been often told, that the British
ni«*a of war in the Chesapeake are regular]?
supplied not only with News-papers, but also
wnh every delicacy and dainty that the neigh-,
Luring shores can produce—We have no objec
tion to Admiral Cockbura't getting newspapers,
and even freshbot.er and new-laideggs l„r his
breuktaslj although we should not think vefy
favorably of American citizen* being his cate
| rers—as to the article ol tobacco, for which hi*
, M .ji-aly’s forces seem to have a particular lik.
.fig, llicy help themselves in that way pretty 1
I largely, jU or UlJ tihda. at a time, as to rob both
i Ir’erulN and foes !—Ami yet, notwithstanding
these daily plundering*, and robberies, and
buttling*, uhnoft in our view, there are people
among us, who talk of the justice, and mercy,
and nugnamnuty ot »• the Mother Country !
Balt. American.
Norfolk, August 13.
Several reports being in circulation re*
s^cting the. enemy's force lately arrived in
our bay ; we have been at some pains to as
certain .t.. ? rect account, and offs? tiie fol
lowing hs the result of our examination.
(in Thursday one frigate, two sloop* of
war, a thip and brig, supposed to be trans
ports, came in from sea. and proceeded up
the bay. Yes?erday morning two ships were
in dg .t co ning i:« lrom sea, about 2 o’clock
a .slop supposed a store ship, and two schoon
ers came down the bay and anchored in
Lynhaven.
Ledger.
Gil!»ert Robertson, Lsrjuirc, who formerly
r»dd-d in this place, h.ts !>e^n appointed by
the British governmen? Commissary of pri
>uocra, iu the place of CoL Barclay
frost the Dot!on Gaze!/'.
*' B’e arc assured, that the *• tiling fdoton*
tinn] of our brave fleet, on Lake Ontario, is
nut attributable toar.y default in he officers
1 be government have nop supplied them
with men nor store*. This accounts for *iu
want of co-operation tvi hGt ucral Brown.”
Lest the above paragraph should re
ceive, with those who know not the charac*
ter of its source, h credit which it does not
merit, we arc induced, from a conviction of
its falsity, to declare it unworthy cf belief.
Our fleet u;»0’i L»K' Ontario, has not been
retarded by any i.i providence of the go
vernment. Tiie supplies of men and stores
have been ample, ar.d always furnished in
time, although in transporting them to so
distant a point, the greatest f'.ifliculties wert
necessarily encountered, and to be overcome
only by the greatest exertior *«. Whatever
the causes were which unfortunately dc*
tained the fleet in port. Commodore Chum*
ccy will no doubt explain them. We are
confident, at least, that they arc not justly
attributable to the government.
_Aat. Intelligencer.
BY LAST EVEN lily's MAIlT"
New York, August 13.
Upwards oriSOCadtts from West Point, ar
rived h*wo yesterday on Board of a sjoop, who
are to be encamped for 10 days on Governor’s
Island.
It is with regret w learn, that Capt. Spen.
cer, son of the lloo. Judge Spencer, aid to ma
jor general Brown, a prisoner since the battle
of the 25th ult. died in Canada on Ifriday the
5th.
ARRIVAL.
NARROW L3CAPE.
The schooner Sylph, from St. Bartholomews,
is safe within the Hook, having been chased in
by the blocking squadron j they continued fir
ing upon her for two hours.
BY THE STEAM BOAT PARAGON
Albany Register Office.
August 11, 1814.
The Western Mail of last evening furnishes
the following information.
From the Buffalo Gazette, Extra, Aus
gust 5.
It is with pleasure we ann .nnce a brilliant
affair to our readers.
On Wednesday morning last, the enemy
crossed the Niagara river, below Squaw Is
land, one mile below Black Rock, witii a
force>aid to be rising 1000 regulars, under
Lieutenant Colonel Tucker.——They ap
proached Black Rock, and were met at the
Conjocketa creek, before dcy.light, by Ma
jor Morgan, with less than 300 riflemen; a
art of the enemy crossed the bridge over
the creek, but were repulsed, and the bridge
taken up. The hring continued oArly 3
hours, when the enemy finding every effort
to cross the creek unavailing, ue re-crossed
the river.
During the action, the enemy threw a num
ber of shot and shells across the river.
The loss of enemy must have been rising
SO killed, wounded aud missing. Several
were found dead, and there were appeai-au
cesofa number of bodies having been ta«
>«•- a-'V-y £u?;r~ battle; 5 />«•tanere
taken, 3 deserted. Our loss wait 2 killed,
and 6 or 7 wounded ; among wuom were
Captain Hamilton, and Lieutenant M‘In
losh, dangerously, and Lieutenant Wads
worth. severely.
. In this action, Major Morgan and his
carps have covered themselves with honor.
The Major has been joined by Captain
Birdsall, with 150 riflemen, since the ac
tion.
The enemy having been disappointed in
gaining Buffalo, between 2 and 3 o’clock in
the afternoon, made a movement on our po
sition at Fort Erie,"—They opened a fire on
the Fort, from a large piece of artillery pla
ced on the p jut-about a mile below, which
was answered from the Fort and a schooner
in the harbor. The enemy attacked our
piquet* with a large force, and marched in
to the open ground io < rear of the Fort, and
commenced a heavy fife of musketry, which
was warmly returned ; 8c a brisk discharge
from several pieces of artillery, soon com
pelled him to retreat in great confusion
leaving a number of his men on the field, as
the price of his temerity. The actual loss
of the enemy we have not ascertained. We
had a few wounded.
We learn from a letter addressed to a
gentleman in this village, datod the 7th in*
slant, that Fort Etie was invested by a very
superior force, and that an attack upon it
was hourly expected.
Utica Patriot Extra, Aug. 9.
POSTSCRIPT.
A passenger who arrived here last even**
ing in the Accomodation Stage ’from Boston,
informed us, that at New Haven he con
versed with a gentleman who was at Ston
ir.gton during the dastardly attack made
upen that place by the enemy ; who had
withdrawn his force, after having suffered
considerable loss, that one of the enemy’s
barges full of men, was sunk, and that the
Nimrod brig received several 18 pound shot,
which went through her, and must have
nearly destroyed h^r—and that the pauiot*
ic inhabitants of Stooington made a most
gallant defence.
Gur informant further states, that the
enemy hat* not attacked New London nor
baybrook.
Afrr. Adv.
Wa 5H1BGTON ClTT, AugUlt 1J.
Letters of a late date were received from
Buffalo on Saturday.
We learn that Gc.ieral Gaine9 had arri
ved at Port Erie; that Gen. Brown’s health
was good 6c his wounds doing well, and that
he would be on horseback in a month.
A letter received hero of the 6th. states,
that the same number of men never were
more advantageously or securely posted
than ours—that the bastions of the fort
were complete—and that 6000 bayonets,
with all the artillery the enemy had, could
make no unprettion on them. They had
made an experiment of their cannon for a
whole afternoon, but without doing the small*
lest injury to the fortress or the troops with
iu it.
k Mw Ini,
Alexandria, August 15.
By the iast accounts from below it ap
pears that the enemy'a squadron haincsi*
red an Increase <>r f».-. ships, » l
som ■ schooners, the wh |c lying near the
mouth of St. Mary’s river.
.»—~~v. .j , ^-..a
Land. for
THE LAND >n wStdh I reside, n,’«r Onq^
Courthouse ( V irg ) otiinnifj4 atven Inn*
•Ired acres ot lir« rate T haeco Land, lyi.«*
nearly level and within thirty three m*of
Fredericksburg. (bv .•» late sm-vey fori turnpike
"oad to said t»wn ) The qro0 of wVit. after
Indian Com, has br**o u^u tllv from fer> to *i tveu
'udieJs and from a fa*lour hnm twenty >>, < »-e.i*
ly live bushels .f wheat, per acre, and without
the smallest aid from manure. ^Ulster of l*aris
or clover. TheaoiliS suppose*! taSeof<‘>*t
k ni called a|ight loamy land, without a pal**
ic *e of sand, and from experiment v.. rv £*vora«
hie fur clover and planter. flic re aj< -iv^ i.un*
clred acres cleared and tuder excellent fen 4es,
«nd the improvements are a dulling house of
four rooms below and t\7o ubov.4* stairs, with all
necessary out houses and x barn, seventy four
c-t wide, and thrice stoiUts high. It po.'sessr*
<re tt command of water for making in-*a<loW
to an extent desired, and there is Jim- stone at
the door and sand convenient for bill’dm ' I ,-r
terms apply to oie subsurioer ou the prc< i*e*4
ROBEftT II. ROSE.
August 17.
~ •1 * ” * 1,11 ■ *■ — -■ »n
Notice.
BY virtue nf.u Deed of Trust, executed by
Craddock Vaughn, the 29th July 1813,
forcertain purposes therein specified, one or
more of the Trus'ees therein inentined, wHi
on 1 hursday the 22d of September next, at
the house where William Hmh resides, pro**
ceed to sell, to the highest bidder, for read/
money, a TRACT OF LAND, supposed
to contain 300 acres, lying on the waters of
LITTLE CREEK, in Goochland County,
and bounded by the Lunds of John L. Har«*
ris, William Gray and others.
Goochland, Aug 12.
fitt
■ -- - r _/
NOTICE, ^
A PETITION will be presented to the
General Assembly of Virginia, praying
the passage*of a law to authorise the sale of
a part of the personal Estate secured by
marriage agreement for the benefit of Mrat
Susanna Hubard, widow and relict of the
late Doctor James T. Hubard, dec*d. and
her Children, and directing the proceeds of
said sale to be reinvested in real Estate for
the benefit of the said Mrs. Susauna Hub*
ard and her Children, under the like cundi«
tious specified in said marriage agreement.
_August 13.__(w3t.)_
Valuable Land for Sale.
I WILL SELL a small Tract of Land,
containing about 300 acres, adjoining and
part of the tract on which I now live; titer*
is a small plantation cleared on the place,
(sufficient for 4 or 5 bands) mostly fresh and
in good cropping order. The place lays
pretty well, is well timbered and watered,
in a healthy and agreeable oeighborhooC,
and convenient to market.—>A groat part of
this land is thought to Ixt excellent Tobacco
Land.—If not sold by the first ot October, it
will on that day be rented tor the ensuing
year—For torms apply tome, living near
Willis'* Mountain, in the County of Buck
ingham.
UgiliC 1C. IS^ («*3c.)
__ J. BOLLING.
TO HIKE, ■” ~~
Two llorst‘8 and a Cariinge*
H'ith a cartful Driver.
ON hand, a handsome assortment of the
latest fashioned BONNETS, either bf
small or large quantity.
•#* A good SEAMSTRESS wanted.
J. KING.
August 17. St
Flooring Plank, Shingles, 6>*c.
IHAAfE now on hand and teady to he deli**
ereu, on application, at my Saw-Pit* near
Manchester, or in KtchmoQd, a large quantity
of seasoned FLOORING PLANK, and all other
kinds one inch, three-quarters and featheredre
fine heart stuff, and from 30 to 40,000 heart
SHINGLES, 18 inches long, prime.
FUANCI3 SMITH.
Chesterfield, July 22. S'.r
VIRGINIA:
dt a Superior Court of Chunctrif, hold
eti at the Capitol in the City of Richmond, the
second day of June, 1814.
John U. Jones, .... Plaintiff
AGA.IKST
Cornelius and Andrew Conrad, trading under
the firm of Cornelius and Andrew Conrad and
Company, S .inuel Pleasants junior, John So*
merville and Cornelius and Andrew Conrad,
trading under the firm of Somerville & Conn
rad, Caleb Bonsai and the same Cornelius and
Andrew Conrad, trading under tne firm of
Bonsai, Conrad and Company, and the sail
John Somerville in his individual capacity, Tjt
the said Caleb HoiiimI in his individual capa>
parity, Cornelius, Andrew & John Conr d acf
ting & trading under the firm ol John Conrad
and company, Leroy Anderson, Henry Ander
son and Robert Gray.Deft*.
TUB DBPKNOANTS Cornelius Conrad,
Andrew Conrad and John Conrad, who
are out of this country and against whom the
Plaintiff appears to have proceeded in the mode
prescribed by law, against absent Defendants
still failing to appear and answer j and the cause
coming on to be heard, S3 to the Defendant*
John Somervilb*, Caleb llonsul and Samuel Pie*,
wants on the bdl, the answers of those Defend
ants and exhibits, and being argued by Coun*
sel, the Court on consideration thereof doth or
der that one of its Commissioners do state an
account, between the Plaintiff and the Defend,
ants Cornelius and Andrew Conrad and compa
ny, as well as between those Defendants, and
the other Defendants, Joint Somerville, Caleb
Bonsai, and Samuel Pleasants, and make re*
port thereof to the court, with any matters spe.
cially stated deemed pertinent by himself or
which may be required by the parties to be so
slated.
A Copy Teste—WM. W. HENIXG, C.C.
Commissioners Office, )
Richmond, 'Jfilli July, 1814. \
The parties concerned are hereby notified
that I have appointed Wednesday the 28th of
September next, for carrying the foregoing
order of Court into effect, on which day Ui»if
attendance is required at my office, u ah all
accounts, books, papers sod vouchers, ready
for examination ami settlement.
WILLIAM FoHRLSTER.
w8w, M.C.*
NOriCIi—A Petition will he presented
to tlie next General At-ecndy, pray,
mg that an act may pass, authorising Georgs
Whitlocke, Guardian of (Je.irgu Whitlocke
jun. to make sale of the real estate of his
Wftrd- *3*

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