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mon breadth, and where it will, in the o
pinion of the commissioners, be neces sary by digging, to give the proper form to thirty feet, at least in the breadth of the road, to afford suitable security in passing on away to be frequently croud ed with waggons moving in opposite directions, with transports of emigrant families, and droves of cattle, hogs, vkc. on the way to market. Considering therefore that a road on those grounds must have sufficient breadth to afford wavs Sc water courses, and satisfied that nothing short of well constructed and completely finished conduits can secure it against injury which must otherwise render it impas sible at every change of the season, by heavy falls of rain or the melting of the beds of snow with which the country is frequently covered ; the commissioners beg leave to say, that in a former report they estimated the expense of a road on these grounds, when properly shaped, made and finished in the style of a stone covered turnpike, at six thousand dol lars per mile, exclusive of bridges over the principal streams on the way ; and that with all the information they have since been able to collect, they have no reason to make any alteration in that es timate. The contracts authorized nnd which have been tak£n under the superinten dance of the commissioner, Thomas Moore, (duplicates of which accompany this report) will shew what has been undertaken relative to clearing the timber and brush from part of the breadth of the road. The performance of these contracts was in such forward ness on the first instant, as leaves no doubt of their being completely fulfilled by the first of March. The commissioners further state, that to aid them in the extension of the route, they run, and marked a straight line, from the crossing place on the Monongahcla to Wheeling and had progressed twenty miles with their vi sual and necessary lines of experiment in ascertaining the shortest and lust connection of practicable grounds, when the approach of winter and the short ness of the days afforded no expectation that they could complete the location without needless exposure in the most inclement season of the year ; and pre suming that the postponement of the re maining part till the ensuing spring would produce no delay in the business of making the road, they were induced to retire from it for the present. The great length of time already em ployed in this business makes it proper for the commissioners to observe, that in order to connect the best grounds with that circumspection which the importance of the duties confided to them demanded, it became indispensa bly necessary to run l nes of experiment and references in various directions, which exceed an average of four times the distance located for the route, that through a country so irregularly broken, and croudcd with very thick under wood in many places, the work has been found so incalculably tedious, that with out an adequate idea of the difficulty it is not easy to reconcile the delay It is proper to mention that an impe rious call front the private concerns of commissioner Joseph Kerr, compelled him to return home on the twenty ninth of November, which will account lor the want of his signature to this re port. All which is, with due deference, submitted, this fifteenth day of January, one thousand eight hundred and eight. Ei.if. WiLI 1 AMS, Tiiomas Moore. XV II E E LI A7 Gy Thursday, 31st March, 1808. Extract of a letter to the Editor, front a gentleman at Augusta, Kentucky, dated the 21st February, 1808. 4‘ The Orlean traders in this country arc in a very precarious situation at pre sent. Many of them have on hand f rom one to ten and fifteen thousand dollars worth of property, all perishable, and do not think worth while starting it to that market. Some have went from this port, and from all accounts, they wish themselves hack with their propertv.— Money was ru ver known to be so scarce as it now is.” A Marietta paper of the 7th inst. has the following ii^t ol the shipping lately built at that place, and lying there on the 20th u!t. Ship Frances, - - 350 tons. Ship Robert Hale, - 294 Brig Rufus Putnam, • 105 Brigantine Goelet, - 2(X) Brig Enterprise, . 140 Two vessels, 70 tons each, 140 A friend of Mr. Doddridge’s is thorised to state, that he will give satis factory explanations of his conduct and views with respect to the Court-house, at the polls on the day of election. The following circular letter has been received in this place. Sir, We take the liberty to inform you, that Mr. James Pindall, of Harrison county, is a candidate, at our ensuing election, for a Senator. Mr. Pindall possesses not a classical education, but by the dint of application he has made himse lf a sound lawyer, and appears to us to have a just view of the political interest of the republic. As respects his mental faculties, nature perhaps has not done more for many ; and in the counties of Monongalia, Harrison, Ran dolph and Wood, where he is known, the republicans, we believe, will gene rally support him. It is believed he will have considerable majorities ia those counties. We understand here that Mr. M‘Kinly is not a candidate; and Mr. I.aldlev, who had some time ago declared him selt, had promised his friends, that if they should fix on any other character more likely to succeed ih m himself, he would decline ; and the friends of Mr. J.nidley here, have written to him.ad vising him to decline. Wc submit Mr. Pin lall to your consideration. John Prunty, 11. Reeder, Wm. G. Payne. Morgantown, 8th March, 1808. /fawet's old place, March 19, 1808. At a respectable meeting of the De mocratic Republicans of Ohio county, convened by appointment, for the pur pose of putting in nomination two suit ble persons to represent the county in the House of Delegates of this com monwealth :— After consultation, it was agreed to nominate and recommend WILLIAM IRWIN and JOSEPH MARI'IN, to be supported lor that purpose at the ensuing election. Isaac. Kf.li.y, Chairman. For the Wheeling Repository. T*Ty thanks art* particularly due to " MlKinley, for the information h< has given us respecting David Chambers.