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IIARPERSFERRY FREE PRESS.
TO SKEW VIRTUE HER OWN FEATURE, SCORN HER OWN IMAGE, AND THE VERY AGE AND BODY OF THE TIME, HIS FORM AND PRESSURE.51
VOL. III.—No. 3.
HARPERS-FERRY, VIRGINIA, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 20, 1823.
Whole No. 107.
PUBLISHED, WEEKLY, BY
JOHN S, GALLAHER & CO.
CONDITIONS.
The “ Free Press” is published at two
dollars per annum, if paid in advance ;
two dollars and twenty-five cents if paid
at the end of six months ; or, two dollars
and fifty cents at the expiration of the
year.
No paper will be discontinued until all
arrearages are paid ; nor then, unless at
least one weed’s notice be given, previous
to the expiration of the term subscribed
for. -4% ~,v
***Adve^yeftfnents inserted three times
for one dollar per square, or less ; and
twenty-five cents for every subsequent in
sertion.
The postage must be paid on all letters
and communications, or they will not be
attended to.
NOTICE.
TWO years having elapsed since the
establishment of the FREE PRESS,
it becomes necessary that a general set
tlement should be made with every per
son who haAan account unsettled. It is
therefore hoped, that those indebted will
prepare themselves accordingly. Where
the Cash cannot be paid, notes, at least,
will be expected, though the former, to a
considerable amount, is indispensable.
JOHN S. GALLAHER.
Aug. 6, 1823.
READING ROOM,
At the Harpers-Ferry Hotel.
THIS establishment is regularly fur
nished with Newspapers from the
principal cities and towns in the Union,
to the number of thirty, or more, at the
unusually low rate of S3 per annum.—
Such a cheap and agreeable mental repast
has never before been offered to public
taste. The attention of reading men is
respectfully invited. Gentlemen wishing
to subscribe, will leave their names with
Mr. Thomas, or at the office of the Free
Press.
August 13, 1823.
. PAHKEtsT~
(fanners Mechanics'Arithmetic.
A CONSTANT supply of the above
valuable work will be constantly
kept for sale at this office, to a perusal of
which Parents and Teachers are respect
fully invited, as well as young gentlemen
wishing to qualify themselves for busi
ness. The distinguishing features of this
work are, the amission of all unnecessary
matter, and thf^insertion of much practi
cal matter in the space thus saved. The
work contains, besides a sufficient course
of Arithmetic, an abridgement of Men
suration, sufficient for ordinary purposes.
It presents one of the most valuable cora
pendiums ever offered to the “ man of
business;” and this opinion is corrobo
rated by the written certificates of nume
rous and respectable preceptors, whose
certificates might be adduced if neces
sary. The work has already obtained a
respectable circulation, and to be more
extensively patronized needs but to be
known. Price 75 cents.
August 13, 1823.
Evangelical Lutheran Synod.
THE Evangelical Lutheran Synod of
Maryland and Virginia, will com
mence its session on the first Sunday in
November, (2d day of the month) at Shep
herdstown, Jefferson county, Va. The rev.
clergy and lay delegates within the juris
diction of this synod are earnestly soli
cited to attend. D. S. SCHAEFFER.
Aug. 9, 1823. Sec’ry.
CONTEMPLATING an extension of
Jjteiness, have taken into co-part
nership JAMES WOOSTER ; their con
cerns will, therefore, in future, be con
ducted under the name and firm of
DANIEL A. WEED $ CO.
Every person must be sensible of the
superior advantages possessed by those
who have Cash wherewith to purchase
their goods, and, as the undersigned in
tends to start in a few days to New-York,
for the purchase of a Fall and Winter
Stock, he anxiously hopes that those in
debted to the late firm will contribute
their mite to that effect. To most of our
customers, for their general punctuality
and friendly patronage, I, for the concern,
tender my sincere thanks ; but to a few
others I am constrained to say, that, un
less they settle their accounts soon, resort
must be had to other measures for collec
tion. D. A. WEED.
Aug. 6, 1823.
D. A. WEED § Co.
Have just received,
FIGURED Black Canton Crapes,
Coloured do. do.
Cambric Mhslins,
Tamboured Jackonett do.
Corded Cambric Ginghams,
Irish Linens,
Steam Loom Shirtings & Sheetings,
Ladies’ Figured silk,
Satteen,
Prunelle, Sc
Morocco
Hosiery, See. Sec.
Likewise, Molasses, loaf Sc brown Su
rf^&offee, Chocolate, Powder, Shot,
SHOES
gar.
Nlaffis, Sec.
v*.
We have now on hand,
JOO yards Calicoes at from 18 to 20 cents
■ per yard,
4-4 do. at 25 cents,
Ginghams at 12| to 16 cents,
4-4 Domestic Shirtings at l shil.
30 pair ladies’ morocco walking Shoes
and Pumps at gl.
Aug. 6.
TO BRIDGE BUILDERS.
THE undersigned' intend to erect a
BRIDGE across the Potomac river
at Harpers-Ferry. This place contains
about 1500 inhabitants, is situate at the
junction of said river with the Shenan
doah, in Jefferson county, one of the most
fertile in Virginia. It is about 60 miles
above Washington city, and on the most
direct route to the western states. The
river is navigable the greater part of the
year, affording an easy water communi
cation with the eastern cities. The site
possesses advantages; the fiver is 720
feet wide, and is shallow ; the bed is so
lid rock ; for the abutments and piers
there is stone on the spot; timber and all
other materials can be easily procured,
and on good terms. The Bridge to be
of wood, except the abutments and piers,
and it must be built of the best ma
terials, and warranted. A further de
scription is deemed unnecessary, as un
dertakers will first view the site. Propo
sals will be received until the middle of
October next.
CATHARINE WAGER.
JAMES B. WAGER.
Harpers-Ferry, Va. July 23, 1823.
§CP The Editors of the N .: Intel- j
ligencer, the Philadelphia & ^Jjiral Ga- J
zette, the New York American, and the
New Haven Pilot, are\equested to pub- |
lish the above, conspicuously, once a
week for 6 weeks, and tv^nsmit their ac
counts for payment.
OP JEFFERSON AND LOUDOUN.
JOHE undersigned having taken the
1 Shenandoah Mill, on the Island, near
Harpers-Ferry, respectfully informs the
farmers of the neighboring country, that
it is now in good order for the reception
of grain. Those who bring to his mill
good merchantable wheat, may expect
the customary quantity of flour, the in
spection of which he will stand in the
Georgetown and Alexandria markets.
Those who wish to send a part of their
flour to the Baltimore Market, will also
have the inspection answered for them.
The advantages attending the manufac
ture of flour in this mill, will be obvious,
when it is recollected, that in addition to
standing the inspection, as above men
tioned, the mill is situated at a most con
venient point, just above the junction of
the Shenandoah with the Potomac, and
below the Shenandoah locks, so that a
favorable opportunity for boating will be
afforded at all proper seasons. And to
effect this object more certainly, boats
will be at all times employed, and punc
tual and careful boatmen engaged to
transport the flour to market, without de
lay, whenever the water will admit of it,
Corn, Rye, &c. will be ground, and a
country Bolting Cloth prepared, for the
accommodation of those who may wrish
to use Rye Flour. The terms of grinding
will be the same as in other mills. Wheat,
Rye, and Corn, purchased at all times.
From the advantages named, and from
the circumstance of having competent
and punctual millers employed, the un
dersigned flatters himself that the strict
attention and constant efforts which will
be made to please, will enable him to
render the farmers the most perfect satis
TO THE FARMERS
faction.
June 1 1, 1823.
F. BECKHAM.
KOWNSLAR’S WHISKEY,
OR sale bv
D. A. WEED & CO.
August 13, 1823.
FAMILY BIBLE,
JUST received, and for sale, at the
Printing; Office, a few copies of the
FAMILY BIBLE, quarto size, with
plates, at the very low rate of §5 each.
Heads of families wishing to have this
invaluable work, (and what family would
be without it ?) will do well to make
early application.
July 23d, 1S23.
For Sale at the Office of the Free Press.
WALKER’S Critical Pronouncing
Dictionary, octavo, at g3 50,
Small edition of do. for schools,
Murray’s Grammar,
English Reader, Introduction to do.
Bibles and Testaments,
Parke’s Arithmetic, Pike’s do.
New York City Hall Recorder,
History of Bristol (England),
The Monastery, a novel,
The Contrast, do.
Children of the Abbey,
Caroline of Lichtfield,
Goldsmith’s Roman History,
Do. History of England,
Grimshaw’s do.
Vicar of Wakefield, iEsop’s Fables,
Watt’s Hymns, Songs of Zion,
Gass’s Journal, Ladies’ Library,
Life of Putnam,
And a variety,of pleasing works for
children, such as
The Children in the Wood,
Choice Tales, History of Bees,
Story of Joseph and his Brethren,
History of the Trojan Wars,
Grandmother’s S;ories, Hocus Pocus,
Amusement for Good Children,
Present for a Little Girl, Black Giles,
History of the Beggarly Boy,
Academy of Compliments,
Life of Baron Trenck, Gulliver’s Travels,
New Robinson Crusoe,
Webster’s Spelling Book,
Wood’s New York Primer,
A Father’s Serious Advice,
Catharine Plaldane, Biography of Girls,
Song Books, See. &c. and many others
which need not be enumerated.
Aug. 13, 1323.
NOTICE.
THE undersigned takes this method
to inform the public, that he is pre
pared to transact business as a Constable
of Jefferson county, and solicits the fa
vors of those who may think proper to
confide the collection of money to him.
The long experience he has had,(34 years)
and the confidence hitherto reposed in
him, will, he hopes, be a sufficient proof
of the fidelity with which he has acted.
For the convenience of persons at Har
pers-Ferry, who may wish him to do bu
siness for them, he has made an arrange
ment which will add much to their con
venience. By leaving accounts, &:c. at
the Printing Office of the Free Press,
with the proper directions accompanying
them, he will be enabled to receive them
once a week, and will endeavor to serve
his employers to the best possible advan
tage. DAVID CONKLYN.
July 30, 1823.
Twenty-five Cents Reward.
AN away from the subscriber, on
Sunday morning last, an indented
apprentice, named GEORGE LAFFER
TY, about 18 years of age. All persons
are forewarned from harboring or em
ploying him. The above reward will be
given for his apprehension.
WILLIAM SMALL.
August 6, 1823. - ■ — -
ICE CREAM
WILL be prepared at Dr. Weise’s
store every Tuesday and,Friday
afternoons, if fair, if not, the succeeding
fair days.
May 28, 1823.
Sale on Satiirday wexl.
SALE OF LAND FOR CASH.
BY virtue of a Deeded Trust, given to
me by Sam'l Grove, for'.he benefit of
Wm. Derry, I shall sell, at public auction,
to the highest bidder, for cash, dna Satur
day, 23dAngustnext,on the premises, the
balance of the land by said deed convey
ed, to raise the instalment of sixty-one
dollars and twenty-eight cents, due on the
first of June last, with interest and ex
penses. The tract proposed to be sold
consists of three acres more or less, and
lies in the county of Loudoun, between
the hills, not far from Harpers-Ferry,
and adjoins the land of James Meer.
JOHN DEMORY.'
Trusti&e. j
\ July 30, 1823
Av-BEDFORD, AUG. 5.
Justice s —-At Nantucket, on
Wednesday last, Mr. Solon Worth was
brought before George Cannon, Esq. for
examination, on a charge of crim. con„
with the wile of one 13avid Fitzgerald.
1 he Attorney for the Commonwealth,
lion. Isaac Coffin,15 at whose instance he
was apprehendad, exhibited sufficient evi
dence against the defendant to induce
the magistrate to commit him to prison,
to await his trial at the next Court of
Common Pleas, to be holden at Nantuc
ket, in November next.
\v e are informed that the circumstan
ces attending this case, are of the most
flagrant and atrocious nature. The in
jured party having been limited in mar
riage to a young, beautiful, but unfortu
nately as it appears, a frail female, sail
ed very soon after on a voyage to the
South Seas. After an absence of more
than two years, he has recently returned,
and found the deluded object of his fon
dest, though misplaced affections, gone
to the eternal wdsrld !—having, about a
year subsequnt to the departure of her
husband, given birth to an illegitimate
child, which merely breathed and died
The unhappy mother survived but a few
miserable days—wrung with the bitter
est remorse, she expired in all the agon
izing horrors which her condition induc
ed. The wretched husband, stung to
distraction, has abandoned himself to
the most abject despair.—[Gaz.
United States'* Military Academy.—From
an official statement of the number of
Cadets who have graduated from this in
stitution, it appears that there were three
hundred and twenty-four who received
commissions since the first establishment
of the Academy in June, 1802, to July,
1822, infclusive.
In the Military Service, 195
In the Civil Service, 3
Killed in battle, 9
Died in Service, 24
Resigned or disbanded,
198
33
93
Total commissioned, 324
Which number was apportioned to the
several corps of the army as follows, viz:
Engineers, 38
Artillery and Ordnance, 211
Other corps, 75
Total Officers, 324
—mum —
From, the Louisville (Ay.) Morning Post.
Mr. H——a respectable citizen of our
town, had, in the progress of a fat^l dis
ease, a large cavity formed in the brain,
from whence there was gradually evacu
ated about half a pound of brain. The
excavation was directly through the or
gans of firmness and veneration, as laid
down by Gall and Spurzheim. From the
crown of the head to the bottom of the
cavity, it was at least four inches in its
longest diameter. Yet this gentleman re
tained his faculties entire, and was re
markable, to the close of his life, for his
firmness of character,
——ass. itcccceo •»»——
By a letter received in town from one
of Gen. Ashley’s expedition, we are in
formed, that a man by the name of Mike
Fink, well known in this quarter as a great
marksman with the rifle, and the same
who sometime since, in this place, shot
off a negro’s heel to enable him, as he said,
to “ wear a genteel boot,” was engaged
in his favorite amusement of shooting a
tin-cud from off the head of another mam
when, aiming too low, or for some other
cause, shot his companion in the forehead
and killed him. Another man of the ex
pedition (whose name we have not beard)
remonstrated against Fink’s conduct; to
which he, (Fink,) replied, that he would
kill him likewise ; upon which the other
drew a pistol and shot Fink dead upon,
the spot.—[Missouri Republican,
Printing.—jOn the IOth of July, .1823,
there was to be a grand fete at Harlaem,
in honor of Laureat Coster, to whom the
inhabitants of that place attribute the in
vention of the art of printing. It is well
known that Harlaem, Mayence and Stras
bourg, dispute the honor of that invem
tion. At Harlaem are preserved thefirst
typographical attempts. They are plates
eng'Kyed on wood ; and the book which
is printed on those plates is called Dsr
Sfiiegal vitn^ouze Z a Ugh eij* The mir
ror of our safety.” This book is shut u]p>
in a silver coffer, ike keeping of which
is entrusted to several magistrates, each
of whom has a different key to the place
where it is deposited
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