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WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 15, 1824.
The following1 notes we have received through
the politeness of a gentleman who was'one of the
party that accompanied the Secretary of War to
the summit level a few days ago :—
Deep Creek, a branch of Youghaganv, at this dry
season furnishes sufficient water at the bridge, the
summit level, to fill a lock 60 feet long, 10 feet
deep, and 12 feet wide, in 13 minutes.
The Little Youghagany River can also be brought
to the summit level by a dam of 21 feet, near Arm
strong’s, in the Green Glades.
Big Youghagany River can also be brought to the
summit level by a dam of 35 feet, at a point near
where the state road crosses that stream.
The question, of water sufficient for canal navi
gation east and west, may, therefore, be considered
as finally settled.
From a point on the Deep Creek Glade, called
Ilinch’s Arm, 46 feet of elevation above the bridge
on Deep Creek, the tunnel will be If miles, to
Crabtree Run, a branch of Savage River.
From the mouth of the North Glade Run, a branch
of Deep Creek, to the head of the White-Oak Lick
Fork, is 112 feet; thence to the summit of the divid
ing ridge, 27 feet. On this route, to the middle
fork of Crabtree Run, a branch of Savage River, the
tunnel will be 1 2-3 miles.
From the Deep Creek bridge to the mouth of
the North Glade Run, is about 11 feet elevation.
From the bridge to the mouth of Meadow Moun
tain llun, a branch of Deep Creek, is 10 feet eleva
From a point of elevation 46 feet above the bridge
on the Meadow Mountain Run, the tunnel will be
3f miles, to Monroe’s Run, a branch of Savage Ri
ver, four or five miles above the mouth of Crabtree
.Run, a branch of Savage River, and about nine
miles above its mouth.
General La Fatette is now on a visit to Albany,
in compliance with an invitation from that place.—
He will be in Philadelphia on the 20th, in Balti
more on the 2^th, and in Washington about the
30th of this month. The citizens of Fredericktown
had a meeting on Saturday last, to invite the gene
ral there, and to make arrangements for his recep
tion. If he should visit Frederick, he will certainly
extend his journey to this place, to see the public
works. Would it not be well to have a county
meeting, for the purpose of making preparations to
receive him with an escort of the uniform compa
nies of the county ? The first day of the ensuing j
court would be a favorable time for such meeting.
The Winchester Republicafi states that the sum
mer sickness in that neighborhood has subsided—
not a single death having' occurred during the last
week in the county of Frederick.
We understand that William Paxton has been
appointed a temporary Agent on the Kanawha and
Jag^s River Public Works, in the room of Hugh
I1. ■Pixlor, who it seems has retired from the Civil
Engineering Department of Virginia, in conse
quence of delicate health.—[Richmond Enquirer.
At a meeting of the Mayor, Recorder,
and Senior Alderman of Richmond, on
the 31st day of Aug., 1824, for the pur
pose of adopting such measures as may
be most expedient and proper for the re
ception of General La Fayette into the
1st. Ordered, that the poiite offer of the
Governor to afford apartments in the
Government House for the reception of
Major General La Fayette and his suite,
be thankfully accepted, and that arrange
ments for furnishing the same be accord
ingly made.
2d. Ordered,‘that as it would be a sub
ject of hig-h.gratification to the citizens of
Richmond, that Gen. La Fayette, during
his residence in the city, should be attend
ed by as many of the officers of the Revo
lutionary war as it may be practicable to
assemble ; a correspondence be opened
with Gen. Robert Porterfield, Judge Fran
cis Brooke, Judge Robert White, Judge
Peter Johnson, Colonel John Watts, Col.
John Nicholas, Colonel Charles Dabney,
Colonel Clement Carrington, Col. John
Jordan, Major John Nelson, Gen. Hetwy
Bowyer, Major Carter Page, Major Tho
mas Massie, Maj. Armistead Long, Maj.
Gabriel Long, Major Francis Cow hard,
Major William Broadus, Major Moses
Blackwell, Major Churchill Gibbs, Maj.
Dudley Digges, Captain Philip Slaugh
ter, Capt. John Robinson, Capt. Charles
Cameron, Com. James Barron, Maj. Isaac
■ Hite, Peter Fracisco, John Moody, Joel
Jones, the Rev. Mathew Wood, Captain
George Lambert, Col. Robert Randolph,
Colonel Charles Campbell, Colonel John
W’vatt, Captain John Kilby, Capt. James
Do-swell, Captain Thomas Price, senior,
Captain William Braugli, J. Slaughter,
Major John L. Cruit, Major James Mor
ton, Captain Samuel Carter, Major Ben
nony Overstreet, Captain Vasser, Colonel
Berryman Greene, Capt. James Dillard,
General Joel Leftwicb, Captain Trabue,
Colonel John McCarry, Major Archilous
Perkins, Colonel Thomas Moore, Gene
ral Thomas White, inviting their atten
dance in Richmond upon the arrival of
their fellow soldier.
3d. Ordered, that Thomas Jefferson,
James Madison, and James Monroe, Esqs.
be also invited to attend on that occasion.
4th. Ordered, that the Mayor, Recor
der, and Senior Alderman, shall wait up
on Judge John Marshall, and solicit him
to prepare an appropriate address to be
delivered by him to the General on his
arrival in the City Hall.
This invitation has been accepted by
Judge Marshall.
5th. Ordered, that a correspondence be
kept up by the Mayor, with some proper
persons in neighboring towns, whereby
to gain information of the movements of
our expected guest.
6th. Ordered, when information shall
be received that General La Fayette is
on his way to Richmond, it will be expec
ted that the Mayor accompanied by the
Governor and any members of the Socie
ty of Cincinati or other officers of the Re
volutionary Army who may be in the Ci
ty, shall meet him at the Merry Oaks, or
at any other stage of equal distance upon
any other road to give him escort to the
Gen. La Fayette returned to this city
yesterday from his visit to the eastward.
He landed from the steam-boat Oliver
Ellsworth about one o’clock, and proceed
ed to his quarters at the City Hotel. The
shores and warves on both sides the Ri
ver for two or three miles in extent, were
lined with people, who kept up a continu
ed huzza as the boat passed the whole
distance. On passing the Navy Yard, a
national salute was fired by the Franklin
74. The General landed at Fulton Mar
ket wharf, where he was met by the com
mittee of the Corporation. Thousands of
citizens had assembled at this point to
greet and welcome his return to this city,
and expressed their satisfaction by loud
cheers. The Oliver Ellsworth was de
corated with colors,'and had on board a
fine band of music.
i ne General proceeded as tar east as
Portsmouth. He attended a ball given
him at that place on Wednesday night,
and about half past eleven o’clock took
leave of the company and proceeded in
his carriage from Boston, where he arri
ved about seven on Thursday morning.
He remained in Boston till half past one,
when he resumed his journey for New
York, via Worcester, Hartford, and Mid
dletown, through the whole of which
route the gratitude and affection of the
citizens has been expressed to him, and
he has been received with civic and mili
tary honors.
He embarked at Middletown about sun
set on Saturday, and did not leave the
mouth of the River until about 12 at night;
but the people attended at the villages
and landing places until that hour, and
saluted him, as the Boat passed, with ar
tillery and with cheers—at several places,
handsome transparencies were exhibited
of u Welcome La Fayftte,” See.
General La Fayette, according to the
Salem Gazette, was born on the 6th of
September, 1756 ; so that on this day he
is sixty seven years of age. It is hop
ed that after the fatiguing journey he has
had, the people will allow him a few days
The next visit of the General, it is sup
posed, will be Albany .-[Mercantile Adv.
SEPT. (,
Yesterday, General La Fayette dined
with the Cincinnati Society at Washing--’
ton Flail, to which place he was escorted
by the La Fayette Guards of the 2d Re
giment. The Hall was beautifully deco
rated for the occasion, with dags, ever
greens, &c. and in the evening was hand
somely illuminated. The Museum was
■ also illuminated in the evening, and dis
played in front a full length portrait of the
It is understood the General will leave
this city on Saturday, for West Point,
Newburg, and Albany, and visit the
towns on the east of the river on his re
A deputation from New Brunswick and
Princeton, introduced by our Mayor, wait
ed on the General this morning, and in
vited him to visit these places on his
route to Philadelphia; to which he con
sented. The following are names of the
deputation: C. L. Hardenbergh, Dr. Van
Deurser, of New Brunswick; capt. Stock
ton, of the Navy, of Princeton.
On the 7th instant, by the Rev. Mr. Jones, Mr.
Beutah Willett to Miss Emeline Dowhib, daugh
ter of Mr. Joel Downer, of this place.
On Thursday last, Miss Elizabeth M‘Clare, of
this place.
On Saturday, Mrs. Leannah Balts, wife of Mr.
John Butts.
On Thursday the 26th ult. at his residence in
Shepherdstown, Captain John Pierce, in the 78th
year of his age. He was one of the few remaining
soldiers of the Revolutionary War, and was captur
ed at Quebec, at the time of Montgomery’s fall.—
He sustained through life an unimpeachable cha
On Friday, John Francis, infant son of Mr. Wm.
On Saturday, Rebecca, infant daughter of Mr. C.
H. Mills.
On the same day, John, aged 12, son of the late
Mr. Caspar Creamer, of tills place.
On Monday evening, aged about 30, Mr. John
Garry, a native of Ireland, but for some months a
resident of tills place.
“ From his youth he was a scholar,
And a ripe and good one.”
The arithmetical calculators on the subject of the
presidency bear a strong resemblance to a scpiad of
school-boys working the Rule of Position. These
sag-acious wights suppose their numbers—rub out—
scratch their noddles—and suppose again ;—and at
last present to the public the astonishing result of
their labors :—each of them about as near to the
truth as to the presidency'. Thus they will proba
bly continue to puzzle their brains, until Time, the
old teacher, shall set them right.
The following annunciation ought not to be over
looked. We anticipated it when we read the rev
erend pastor’s project of a Greek church. -Nat. Gaz.
Married—At Wilmington, N. G. tlieRev.William
Hogan, late Pastor of St. Mary’s Church in Phila
delphia, to Mrs. M ‘Kay, of that place.
THE third year of the FREE PRESS was com
pleted on the 28th of July last. Notice was
then given of the necessity of closing all accounts
with the establishment, and it is now repeated, un
der the hope that it will receive more attention than
heretofore. A settlement is now indispensibly neces
sary. J. S. GALLAI1ER.
Sept, 15, 1824. ' _
A SUPERROYAL Printing Press; fonts of four
line Pica, Cannon, English, Small Pica, Ger
man Text, and Black Letter, with Chases, Rules,
Composing Sticks, &c. embracing every thing neces
sary in a newspaper of ice, may be had on applica
tion to the subscriber. Some of the type is hew, and
none more than half worn. The whole cost will be
about 200 dollar's—cash.
Winchester, Sept. 10, 1824.
IS hereby given to those persons resid
ing- within the following metes and
bounds in Jefferson county, viz: Begin
ning at the top of the Btue Ridge Moun
tain in the Alexandria road, thence to
Vestal’s ford, thence with Hite’s road
through Leetown to theOpequon, at Gen.
Tucker’s Sulphur Springs, thence with
the Berkeley line to the Potomac river,
thence down the same to the Loudoun
line, thence with the same to the begin
ning'—that I have employed Mr. James
M. Brown to assist me in performing the
duties of Sheriff within the said district,
and that we will, for the accommodation
of those who wish not to be called upon
at their homes, attend at Harpers-Ferry
every Friday, and at Shepherds town eve
ry Saturday, from this time until the 3d
Saturday in October next, for the purpose
of receiving Taxes, &c. Those who may
find it more convenient to meet at Charles
town, will have an opportunity of paying
their takes at September court instant.
P"or D. Humphreys, S. J. C.
Sbepberdstown, Sept. 15, 1824.
TH E s u b s c r i b e r i n fo r m s t h e p u b 1. i c, i h a t
he has opened an establishment of the
above kind at Harpers-Ferry, in the build
ing lately occupied by D. A. Weed & Co.
as a store, where he has now on hand and
will constantly keep a stock of BOOTS
and SHOES of all descriptions, suitable
for men, women, and children. He will
also have work manufactured to order,
on a short notice, and in the neatest, most
fashionable, and substantial manner.—
He therefore solicits public patronage
under the hope that he will give the most
ample satisfaction, his terms being, ac
cording to quality, lower than work of
the kind has ever been executed at this
Sept. 15, 1824.
The termination of the Washington Monu
ment Lottery fixed.
THE Managers, desirous of affording
adventurers a certainty in knowing
the result of their investments, and doubt
ing not to receive a liberal support, have
decided on completing the three remain
ing drawings of this meritorious and tru
ly fiatriotic lottery in three successive
days, to be the 26th, 27th and 28th of the
ensuing month, (October.)
CO NINE’S OFFICE, Baltimore, Sept. 8, 1824.
13th Drawing of the Monument
No. 6397, 10626,7662, 13182, each glOO
7043, 13438, 12867, 14923, do. 50
With 9 prizes of 20, and 181 of 10
A full share as usual obtained at Co
The capital prize of g 10,000, deposit
ed this day, floating in the wheel, not hav
ing been drawn, leaves for distribution in
only three drawings, to take place on the
days above mentioned, the capitals of
20,000 and 10,000 dollars ! !
Besides 2364 prizes of various denomina
tions, some of very desirable amounts.
Distant adventurers will observe that
they have still afforded full opportunity
of providing themselves with chances.
Their orders will be faithfully executed
if addressed to W. C. CONINE, Balt.
Who will advise them of the fate of their
tickets immediately after the completion
of the lottery. Present rate:
Whole tickets, g!2 Quarters, 3
Halves, 6 Eighths, 1 50
Furnished, warranted undrawn, at
No. 32 Market-st. near the Centre Market, Balt’m’e.
Where in general extremely good suc
cess attends, adventurers. Sept. 8.
Lucent redde tint., I) UX B ONE, patrisc:
Inslur vcris cnim, vultit ubi turn
.1ffulsit populo, gratior it dies
6'oles melius nitent.—Hon.
HTUIE promised visit of La Fayette to
1 Virginia, the State which, in 1781,
he so gallantly protected from the rava
ges of the British ; and which he so emi
nently contributed to crown with glory by
the capture of her invader, Cornwallis,
with his whole army at York Town, on
the 19th of October of that year; is one
of the most interesting and pleasing cir
cumstances that fancy can picture or gra
titude contemplate. The approaching
commemoration at York Town, will pre
sent a spectacle more affectingand sublime
than the page of our history has yet re
corded. It will probably be attended by
a more numerous congregation of grate
ful citizens and admiring strangers, than
ever assembled on any one point of Vir
ginia’s soil, and all who may be present
will regard it, through life, as the noblest
celebration they ever witnessed, the grand
est procession they ever joined, and the
most interesting scene they ever beheld.
Persuaded that every individual in Vir
ginia will feel an interest in it, and that
every family in the State may wish to
possess a faithful narrative of the com
memoration and all the circumstances
connected with it, the Subscriber propo
ses to collect, digest and record a minute
and exact detail of the whole series of
events to which La Fayette's visit may
give birth. The details will commence
with the “ Resolutio?is of the volunteer
companies of Norfolk and Richmondon
which the Governor of Virginia’s invita
tion to La Fayette, to meet at York Town
on the 19th October, was founded; and to
which will be prefixed, a brief and inte
resting memoir of the life and fortunes
of the illustrious individual, whom our
country ‘‘delights to honor, as the Na
tion's Guest,” and Whom grateful Virgi
nia in particular, hails as her guardian
and protector in the most trying hour of
her revolutionary sufferings.
A copy of the Work, with the author’s
thanks, will be forwarded (as a grateful
return) to every printer who may be good
enough to insert the present notice, (once
or more;) and to every Postmaster who
may receive and communicate the names
of subscribers previous to the 1st or 15th
of October.
The good offices of Editors, Postmas
ters, and other influential citizens, are re
spectfully solicited.
JUST received, a quantity of Keerle’s
best MEDICINES, viz : Calomel, Ja
lap, Crem. Tartar, Powdered Rhubarb,
Spirits of Nitre, Camphor, Castor Oil,
Virginia Snake Root, Quassia Rasped,
Cammomile Flowers, Lee’s Pills, Opo
deldoc, Henry’s Calcined Magnesia, Lon
don do. do. Elixer, Paregoric, Blister
Plaister, Laudanum, Peruvian Bark, Bri
tish Oil, Bateman’s Drops, Stohgliton’s
Bitters, Wormseed Oil, Epsom Salts,
Sweet Oil, &c. &c. For sale by
Sept. 15, 1824. M. K. WARTMAN.
THE subscriber respectfully informs
bis friends and customers, anti the
public in general, that he has removed
trom his former shop, to the house for
merly Occupied by Mr. Wilson, on the
West end of the main street, in Charles
town., where he is better fixed for the pro
secutioa of his business than he was for
merly, and continues to carry it on in all
its various branches, such as weaving
double and single coverlets,double and sin
gle carpeting, striped carpeting, counter
panes, damask and other diaper, together
with plain weaving of every description,
also dying of blue, red, green, yellow and
black, all of which will be done much
lower than formerly.
For the accommodation of the people
of Harpers-Ferry who are disposed to fa
vor the subscriber with their custom,
but have no convenient w'ay of conveying
their work, he will send for it and return
ii\ as soon as done. For that purpose, he
has made arrangements with Mr. Weed,
at whose store it can be deposited, and
it will be returned there as soon as finish
ed. Those who leave their work at Mr.
Weed’s store will please leave written
directions with it, or, if requested, the
subscriber will call and see them, on no
tice being left at the store.
N. B. Such as may have coverlets or
carpetting to colour and weave, are in
vited to call, as they may be as well ac
commodated, and upon as low terms, in
Charlestown, as any where in this or the
adjoining counties.
Sept. 15, 182jb_
Six Cents Reward.
AN away from the subscriber on the
7th instant, an apprentice to the
Butchering business, named Dorsey Hor
ner•, a stout made youth, aged about 18.
All persons are hereby cautioned against
harboring or employing him in any man
ner whatever. The above reward, and no
thanks, will be given for his apprehension.
Shepherdstown, Sept, 15, 1824.

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