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Charlottesville, Via. Friday, November 19, 1824.
edoncra week,on a large Super.Royal sheet,
for Three Dollars per annum—payable ou the
receipt of tbe first number in each year.
No subscription to be taken for less than
cue year, nor can subscribers be at liberty to
withdraw until their arrearages be paid.
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expiration of the year, will he considered ns a
nzw engagement.
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insertion. — Longer ones in proportion.
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ments the number of times they w ish them in
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discontinued at our option) and charged ac
Chancery Notices will he inserted on the
. r terms as other advertisement*.
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or they will not he attended to.
For Mentor Lease.
A Tan Van! well calculat'd for tnn
tiinajftiir lo live hundred Hides yearly;
with all necessary fixtures in good re
pair.— Apply to die Printer.
Out* iff. *24—tf
At I stiles held in
The Clerk'* office of Ji’bemnrlc County
('inrrt in September* ls24.
Micajah deck, Plaintiff,
eft; .t/.v.s r
Thomas <«. Watkins, Defendant,
in unancery.
The Defendant not having entered
his anpearnnee, himI given security ac
cording to the act of Assembly and the
Hull’s i:i' litis Court, and it appearing
hv setisfnetory evidence that he is not
an inhabitant of this state, on the mo
tion of Plaintiff, hy council. It is or
dered, tic*, t the sai l Defendant do ap
pear here on t!u* first Monday' in No
vember next an«! answer the Plaintiff*
hi!!, i,nd that a copy of this order tie
jbrthw'iii inserted in The Central Ca
zelte, puMi*heil in. the town of Char
lottesville. for t wo months successively,
and loaf another copy thereof he posted
at tin-front door of the Court-House of
.-ini! county for the same length of time.
IR A GARRETT, i.. c.
September IT, ‘21—St
By virtue of a Deed of Trust execut
ed to me cm the loth of October, ts^.l,
hy Robert Me, Harris, of record in (lie
Clerk's office of Albemarle, and for the
purposes therein mentioned, I shall pro
ceed to sell at Public Auction P-»r ready
cash lie fore the front door of the court
house of -aid county, on Saturday flic
2iHl» of November next, all the slaves
conveyed in said deed, consisting of
men, women and children, or so many
thereof as may lie necessary to satisfy
tiie sum of So54- 90, with interest there
on from the l.~th day of October, 182t,
and the costs attending the execution
of till- trust. Such title as is vested in
me will be convexed to purchasers.
(»ft. 2° f«24—ids.
At a court held lor
Jllhrmarie County the S/h September
Robert Mntipin PJaiutift,
Walker Timbcrlakc &, Co. and John
Rowe, Sr. Defendant,
I n Chancery .
The Defendant John Rowe, Sr. not
having entered bis appearance, and
given security according In the act of
Assembly and the Rules of this Court,
ami it appearing by satisfactory evi
dence to the Court that be is not an
Inhabitant of this state, on the motion of
Plaintiff, by council. It is ordered, that
the said Defendant John Rowe Senr. do
appear here on the first Monday in No
vember next and answer the Plaint ids
hill, and that a copy of this order.he
forthwith inserted in The Central Ga
zette, published in the town of Char
lottesville, for two months successively,
and that another copy thereof be posted
n» the front door of the Cnurl-llouse of
said county for the same length of time.
September 17. ’sM-—3t.
Dog Lost.
Strayed from the subscriber during
the Albemarle September court, a black
hound dog. with yellow leg-*, large -ars
one ef which has a slit, while face and
white on the tip of the tail. Any in
formation given to the editors of th*
Central Ga/ell** or to the subscriber
will be thankfully received.
Nov. 15, -21—tf
In conformity witli the wishes of the
citizens of Fluvanna, Gen. John II.
Cocke, in hchalf of the deputation for
that purpose appointed, waited on Gen.
La Fayette utYurk Town; and having
coniiniMiiculcil to him an invitation Irorii
his countrymen, that he would dine
with them at sueli time and place as
might he most suitable to his conveni
ence, on his passage through the coun
ty. to Monticello ; and the Gen. having
intimated that it would give him much
satisfaction to comply with the benevo
lent expectations of the people towards
him,—it was ultimately arranged that
Gen. La Fayette would enter the county
of Fluvanna, by the way of Colombia,
on the third day of November and dine
with the Viti/.cns at Wilmington.
At an early hour of the Jay on Wed
nesday last, Gen. Cocke and the Kev.
Walker Timberlake, .on behalf of the
committee of arrangement, and a com
pany of fifty or sixty gentlemen well
mounted and in uniform dress, organiz
ed for the purpose of forming an escort
for the Gen. thro’ (he county, under the
orders of Captain John CL Miller, as
sembled ot Colombia, to await the arri
val of the guest and conduct him to
V* dmington.
() dev of the day for the ; cccptiov ot Colombia.
«• When it shall lie announced by virlcttCS
that Gen. La Fayette apptoarlu** the town,
the members ofcscoit will form themselves in
onlct on eithci side oT (lie tavern door,front
ing the street, leaving the opposite side r»f (he
st' eet to he occupied bv the troop of esrort
which mav attend (he party,from Goochland,
ar.d maintain that position until the icrcption
he over Immediately theicupon it will bctlie
duty o' the ccrort oro'c the «upeiintendanre
of the Assistant Maihals to place the carria
ucs and baggage waggon in astute ol readiness
to move forward—they will also attend rare- J
fully to the removal of the baggage from one j
waggon to the ether The escort will he di
videil into tinee equal paits, each under the
control of a Marshal and the procession move
oft' in the following order The first division
oT escort in ftonl—next, the Carriage ar.d
<our which entries the Guest and members ol
the Committee succeeded hy the other car
riages in company, and these followed bv the
second and third divisions ofe-emt. Tt i
oi dcr of procession will he maintained t It rough
out, unless circumstances occur rendering a
change desirab'e The marshal of 'lie cscoit
designates Captain O. 11 Pettit and V\ iliiam
Hughes, j* . as Island ?nd Assistant Mac
shais ** JiNO. G. MILLLR.
Columbia AW. ?o d.
A» half past 2 i "dock the (ienernl
arrived at Columbia atlcmlctl by the
Comm it lee ofArt angcinciils frnniGooch
ittixl and escorted by a handsome troop
of cavalry under the command of Capt.
Ferguson; he was met at (lie carriage
hy Gen. Cocke and ihe Kev. Mr. Tim
bcrlake who conducted him. Iiis suite
and companions lo the door of the tav
ern, where John G. Miller was introdu
ced and made lo him (he following ad
dress :
Gekrhax. T,\ Fayette:—We are
deputed hy the eiti/.eus of the county
of Fluvanna lo meet you here, sir, and
conduct yon lo ihe place at which, you
have been so kind as lo say, you w ill
partake of a homely but hospitable en
tertainment which they have cheerfully
and diligently provided for yon. \\ e
are ehare*ed by them, sir. to erect you
on this occasion with a warm and hear
ty welcome.—to tender their sincere
eonnjratniations upon your restoration
im people who owe you «o much, and
who are always ready to avail them
selves of every opportunity to pay a
debt, which yet they feel can never he
extinguished anil to assure you of the
pleasure which it civos them to !i*-ar.
that you eaine to them in health and
comfort, and ns they confidently hope,
in the full enjoyment of that large
share of Imppiress whic h they believe
to have been so justly merited !*v a Ions*
life of unerring virtue and rectitude of
Wo spe.ik their sentiments, sir. when
«c tell you, we are happy, indeed, that
von have come among u«.—the purest,
the proudest, the most trumphanf re
collections of our fathers are insepara
bly and tenderly associated with your
name and person,—they have told us of
your deeds of valour—we have hoard
With rapture from their lips the tale of
noble dnring and lofty spirit of high
emprize that distinguished the young
and gallant Marquis when he took the
cause of strangers and of freedom a
gainst n mighty and a fearful foe— on
such occasions we have seen the hig
round drop that stole unconscious from
tlip veterans'eves—they were the tears
of kind rememhrnnee—the richest of
fering which the brave man brings, to
pour upon the nlfnr of gratitude and
Most of our progenitors, sir, are
-rone to the world of spirit*-— those
mighty men of valour who followed
vnsi so often to the field of death and
timed nnt their backs in the day of
hjit*tp, with few exceptions, meet y-n
' ere no mrre, Rut they lin'e left a
rich inheritance of liberty, and (as in»
timately allied to it) the sentiment to
wards ynurielf which I have endea
voured to describe. In us then, sir, the
meagr/j representatives of your old
friends and rnmpuuions in danger, yon
meet with affections as warm and as
fresh, as tbf.>** which animated their
breasts towards you. Trust ns, sir, we
never ran forg.-t you—like that of the
Saviour and father of our country, tlie
very name of La Fayette is music in
nur years;—we are daily repeating it
to our own little children—they will
cling to it with delight and transmit it
with faithful memory to llitir own re
mote posterity.
In traversing our, country, sir, in
which you are every where hailed with
joy the most sincere and true, we wish
you all the pleasure which cannot fail
to arise to a heart so good and generous,
when you reflect that the imhpendence
and happiness which every vlierc n
waits your observation, is in an eminent
degree ascrihnblc to your own magnan
imous efforts in our behalf-—the influ
ence of your own powerful arm and
liberal treasures. \Ve persuade our
selves. sir, that in ibis joyous visit to
the country of your early adoption, you
reap tlie full harvest of recotnpcnce, to
t!i(* attainment of which, all the efforts
of your life have been so unfnrmly di
rected, when you cot.template the hu
man character at its loftiest point ni
elevation—when, you see man erect
and free. exhilNfing bis highest capaci
ties—and when, in a word, sir, you
find “ the wihWncss and the solitary
place made gUd and the desert to re
inire and blossom ns the rose.”
To this addr.*ss the Gen. replied in
substance ns (blows:—1 am much grat
ified. sir. by He attentions which the
people of Fluvtuua county have been
pleased to bestow upon ine. Among nil
the receptions will* which 1 have been
honored since 1 nave been in this coun
try. po dear to niy heart, none has given
me more real gratification than tin*
kind, friendly nnd hospitable reception
which 1 meet vilh from the citizens of
F'nvainto. You are pleased to advert
to my services to your country in (he
hour of her struggle—1 have only to
1 "«» of you. take can* of the liberty
w hich your fathers have secured to you.
Most iif them, ns yon sav. arc gone.—
V* hatever may become of those who
remain of us—take care of your liberty.
Acccp' mv thanks, sir. nad tender the j
expression of my gratitude to your fel
low -cit i/erts.
The General was then conducted into
the house where a handsome collation
had been prepared for him, his compan
ions and the committee from Goochland,
l.y order of the Committee of Arrange
ment of Fltivahtia. Mrs. Lee who pro
vided llie collation and oilier refresh
ments on 11*is occasion is entitled to j
much commendation for toe abundant,
neat and last} preparation which she
had effected at a notice of two days on
ly. The party having been refreshed
and many citizens, male and female,
who had assembled from the adjacent
counties having been introduced, n!
half after 3 o'clock, the General and
his attendants set orf It* AY dmington.—
YYe were much gratified to find Col.
Campbell and YY’ni. 11. Roane. Ksqr. of
the Lxeculive Council, in llie suite, and
regretted that the whole of the Commit
tee from Goochland could not convent
cntly accompany the party to YVilmipg
fnn, and share the hospitable hoard of
our citizens—an invitation was politely
tendered to all, by order of the Com
mittee of Arrangement. The proces
sion reached Wilmington at 33 min. af
ter 4 o'clock. Thp carriage in which
the General rode was drawn hy stallions
of the true Rnglish Hunter's breed, and
op this occasion acquitted themselves in
a manner worthy of their ancestry:
having accomplished a distance of more
than nine miles in an hour anil five
minutes. General La Fayette was re
ceived at YY'ilmington hy a committee
appointed for that purpose and was ad
dressed bv John Timberlake, jr. Ksq.
as follows :
Gr.xF.nat. IjA Fayf.tit.,
In behalf of the citizens of 1 liis
county, and especially those here as
sembled nilli glowing hearts to wel
come your visit to enr county, I hove
the honor to fender yon the expression
of the heartfelt joy for your return to.
and arrival in these United Stales. On
ihe first notice of your having set your
feet on Amrriran soil, the hearts of this
immense community were thrilled with
emotions of awakened love, respect and
gratitude towards you : And permit u«
in say that the citizens of this county
participate largely in those sentiments :
ind equally so in the in'ense anxiety I
which so universally prerails.tn receive. |
n welcome and to honour you ns the nn
inn's h.-st frierd in the hotir of her
Ieepe»t distress and greatest need: and
in the sincerity of nor hearts, we beg to
>e permitted, lo welcome end to hail
you us the benefactor of our eouutrv
and the friend of man. It were useless
to reeite in detail the peculiar rircum
stanecs under which you so gallantly
quit your native land and fiew to the
aid of this then infant country : in the
darkest and most perilous knur of her
struggle for liberty and independence ;
or to dwell upon the infinite value of
the services, which you. as the eoinpar -
ion in arms of the illustrious leader of
our armies and the father of his Coun
try, then rendered us in bringing to a
happy issu<‘ (bat unequal content with
a pignutie foe. They exist in tlie live
ly recollection of all tlie survivors of
those scenes, are indelibly impressed on
the minds of the present generation :
they have served to ndorn the histori
an’s page, are known to (lie world, and
will he wafted or. from heart to heart,
from pen to pen, to the latest periods of
time. Yes, (iencral. when the names of
the principal actors in that, eventful
struggle, and in those “times which
tried men's souls” shall cense to he re
membered and revered, then indeed,
will true liberty cease to have a friend
on this globe.
Virginia claims to owe you the lar
gest d«*hl of gratitude: it was on her
soil and in her protection and defence
that your exertions and toils were emi
nently useful and conspicuous: with no
pretence, how’ever, of ability to dis
charge the smallest part of that debt;
but impelled by the strongest feelings
of a fleet ion for your person, and of ad
miration for the uniform ter.or of your
illustrious life, so zealously devoted as
it lias ever been in support of the cause
of liberty and the equal rights of man.
we come in ilie fullness of our hearts,
and only to offer, as it is fit we should,
some manifestation that we are not un
mindful of how much we owe you for
past services : and that we are not in
sensible to the just claims of exalted
merit and high worth of character.
Accept, dear General, the fin ther ten
der of our sincere wishes tli.it your fu
ture life may he as blissful as the past
has hern virtuous and noble.
Tn this address the General made a
warm and feeling reply, full of expres
sions of gratitude and thanks for the at
tention* paid him by the people, lie.
was conducted to chambers prepared tor
his accommodation, passing between
two lines of citizens extending from the
house a distance of an hundred yards
into the open ground in front of it. all
of whom respectfully sainted him. some
with an ardour and sensibility highly
honorable to the best of feelings o** the
human heart ; these lines of citizens
were terminated at the door hy upwards
of thirty revolutionary soldiers, nianv
of w hum had served under La Fayette
throughout bis'Virgiiiia campaign, and
with him in other parts of America, all
of whom had been invited hy order of
the Committee of Arrangement to meet
their old General on this occasion. All
of these old veterans were individually
introduced, anil a scene ensued which
Idled the bosoms of hundreds of v Hung
er men who stood around, with delight -
fill, ardent, and intense emotion:—the
quick, close grarp. the reluctant yield
ing of the hand, the swimming eve
which find not pet haps been moistened
for years, the tears that flowed Free I v
down flic furrowed face, the earnest
prayer* to heaven for a continuance of
its smiles upon a girat benefactor—
these incidents themselves. sp>ke in
melting tones to the stoutest heart—but
they cannot he described. Gener I La
Fayette having with his suite, partaken
of suitable refreshnw nts. w as conducted
to the drawingroom, in which he found
a large assemblage *>f ladies, to each of
whom lie was introduced : here lie seem
ed indeed, delighting ami delighted_
hut the scene was of too short duration.
When dinner was said to he ready and
La Fayette was abort to separate from
his female friends, his attention was ar
rested hy the first words of the follow
ing valedictory lines, composed for the
neea-ion. and sung hy several ladies
vvith fine effect.
Hear os J Her u« ; e’er then leave ns,
Take nor lingeriog. long farewell;
Thou who erstdid’sl a'd to give us.
All the joys we now cm tell.
Veteran hero! friend of freedom !
In our hearts, thou'ti ever dwell.
Mav the richest boon of heaven,
Pav thee for the good thnu'st done ,
Anri to us may it be given,
To behold the setting sun.
Veteran hero! Friend of freedom!
Taste the fruits tby valour won.
f.eave r.o more these peerless mountains.
Every heart’s a home for thee;
AH these plains, these ehrysfal fountains,
All, are fraught with f.iheifv.
Veteran hero ! Friend of fr*edom ;
Uest thee with the brave and free.
Rut *.f thoo bast left hehiod thee.
Ties too tender thus to tear;
I,ft the«f greatful tear* remind tbre
That our praversarr with thee t) r.re.
Veteran hero ’ friend of Freedom 1
.Slav rhv downward path be fair.
The old Ortnerai's ej'? wrr? «i%*4Trctl
I fl11 wi**' leaf* as lie courteously nod
repeatedly tendered bis eaniffi thanks
*'! ladies for the honors which they
did him. At half past o'clock. 4
company of more than on- hundred
I a,,(l twenty persons sat down to the
;ner table. Mr. Ifoiatio Wjl!s. „u
supplied this cnterlainmeiil, dcsent*
the thanks of the committee and citi
zens-every thing which the country
affords was furnished in abundance nod
soi veil up in a sl\le and manner entire
ly satisfactory.
General La Fayette appeared to be ia
fine health and spirits, and imparted
good humour, joy and gladness to all a
roiind him.
The company having dined a number
of toasts were drank.
General ( oeke presided, nssist-d hv
•T«*m G.Miller und.lohn Tiniberhke. jr.
------ 11 1 '-mr
| Desperate attempt by the Paleir Jsf.
anders—The Knglish* Whale ship .Sy
ren. Capt. Frederick Coffin, recently
I arrived at Deptford, from the S. Star,
reported, that on the 31st March,
while off the southernmost of the Pelew
Islands, several large ailing canoes
appeared in sight which increased in
number to near 30, eac h having from r.
to in on hoard, and on approaching many
of the natives called nut ».« through
motives of-inquiry,“ Knglish? Fog
lisli r” and being answered in the affir
mative. they came along side, and with
tolerable correct pronunciation, repeat
ed. <* Give us a roped' this was complied
with. From the generally reported
mild and pacific demeanor of these pen,
pie. who, to the number of about one
hundred quickly crowded the deck,
civilities were exchanged in apparently
the most friendly manner, and as they
brought few provisions with them, and
no articles of curiosity, the crew com
menced bartering for their spenrs, with
which they were armed.and with which
they seemed to part reluctantly. At
this time the vessel continued under oh.
sy sail, the canoes closely arrnmpuny
uigiiirm. in rneir companion*, in which
those on hoard seemed in no degree anx
ious to return. The mnte whofelt little
distrust from their superiority in num
ber. the erew h~ii.^ „uK thirty seven,
communicated his opinion tr. the rap
lain, who instantly coincided, ai d gave
orders to crowd more sail, thinking it
would induce them to drpat t. This ap
peared to occasion some Utile dislike,
nnd in a few minutes after, while (Tpl.
Coffin wn* in a boat lashed to the side,
giving orders to that effect, two of the
natives suddenly seized him and endea
voured to throw him into the sea, while
a general attack wa« commenced on the
rest of the crew. \ he captain disen
gaged himself, succeeded in gaining the
deck, nnd calling aloud that their ’ive^
nnd the safdv of the ship depended on
desparale fight mg. c fierce engagement
ensil'd. Those of the natives who in
• raffle had parted with their spears,
were assisted with others from the ca
noes, nr availing themselves of the bar
pnnns. which, with great dexterity thev
I'inke to a suitable length, while others
gaining the whaling spades uMMJ ,j;Lr
ing into the fish when caught, continued
a most furious attack : notwithstanding
the disparity, the crew sueeeded in driv^
ing them to the stem of the vessel, where
they leaped ovethoard nnd regained
their canoes. It was worthy of remark,
that when any of the natives «,re
wounded, or stunned by being knocked
down, they were instantly thrown hv
• heir comrades into the sen where they
either swan or where picked up hv thei'r
companions, who frequently alle’mnfed
to accompany them to return, hut wern
always repulsed in endeavouring to get
up the sides, and throught ereoora"
cd them by loud cheering. On theTr
qoiling flie nyren, the crow rommtT'1.
<?d firing, stnd though greatly exhausted,
having a ready supply of ammunition,
it was kept up while wi‘liin mii*qucf
shot .hut with wliat efleef it is tint known,
ns several they supposed killed, front
their falling info the wafer, were seen
to rise and regain their canoe* ; near
ly the whole ol the shi y'y enmpauv w err*
wounded severely in this attack: the i f
fects of w hie It not w ithtlanding the nr
remitting exertions and skill of Mie sur
geon. several will never, it i* feared,
entirely iceover from ; and it is to he re
gretted that the carpenter, named Jo*.
(’aiilfield.who fought most eojirngi oils’v,
lost his life by a blow from the tvhaic
nde a< dill \Vm. XV r.rri n. boat sfeerer.
w ho was speared most dreadfully thro’
(be body. (/apt. Collin and the crew
are of opinion that the off nek was con
certed and organised >hv Europeans or ^
Americans resident in the Island* ®
-.... ■ ~ — —MM
I have for sale at my plantation nf
dalc-Hill. n large quantify of Oaf*, ci
ther in *heaf or per bushel. jind fnn
bushels of Wye, also about trrhOOwr
of first rate cored llnv.
Oct. 22, — if

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