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TIE AMERICAN PATRIOT
DC1N 4c G Et KEN,
EAKon n< Proprietors.
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SATURDAY, January 12, 1S56.
Brrhe Rev. Mr. Hamlin will preach in tho
Baptist church to-morrow (Sunday). Service
to commence at 11 o'clock, A. M.
* Thanks to the Hon. John Slidell fo r
late favors.
, gf Attention is called to the article found
in another column under the head of "Plan of
Organisation." The ideas therein advanced,
suit our views exactly, and we reccommend
them to the attcntion«of our readers. Had it not
been for the wanton and insulting course pur
aued by the pscudo-Democrats at the opening
of the session, passing resolutions denouncing
in tho most uncalled for manner, the Native A
mcrican party. There cannot be a doubt but
that a fusion would have taken place between
the national men of all parties, which would
have resulted in the defeat of the Black Repub.
lie an.- and iu the election of n good sound na
tional man, to the Speaker's chair.
The position of things now will not allow
any Native American member so far to com
promise the dignity of his party and his own self
respect as to vote for the Democratic candidate.
If this bigoted, narrow minded, insulting reso
lution is withdrawn, the national men of all
parties can unite in thc election of a Speaker,
and thereby easily defeat the Black Republicans
Such a step, would be but simple justice to
the Native American Party, and we have no
doubt would meet with the entire approbation
of the masses of both parties.— [Amer. Dem.
HTA new (filibustering expedition has
been under way iu and about the city of New
Vork for some time past. The "Northern
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Light was about to sail from the harbor of
that city under very suspicious circumstances,
but was promptly detained by the proper au
thorities under thc direction of the President
This was right and proper, and Mr. Pierce
deserves tho thanks of the country for the pat
riotic action he has taken in this matter.
^*The article under thc title of "A model
dun," found in another column of the paper,
is recommended to thc special attention of our
delinquent Subscribers and Patrons,—their
name is legion.
»"It is rumored that Banks is elected speaker
of the House of Representatives, in congress,
but the report wants confirmation. If it is true
there can be no dispute that the Aboiitionists
have achieved a signal triumph. The Wash
ington Organ, the leading Native American
Journal in the country, is decidedly opposed
to Banks, and repudiates thc idea of electing
any such man to so prominent a position.
We hope that the rumor may prove to be
false. Richardson or any good national man
free from Abolition taint, is our choice, but
away witli Banks.
The Eighth of January
This day, the anniversary of the victory of
of New Orleans, was appropriately celebrated
in our town on Tuesday last by the "Fire
Company," which turned out on the occasion
in full dress uniform, parading the streets much
to the entertainment of the crowd assembled to
witness the display. The streets wore so mud
dy it was totally impracticable to bring out
tho engine which was allowed to remain, du
ring the exercises, under cover. The citizens
of Clinton can boast of a greater number of
amiable, beautiful women, and chivalrous,
handsome men, than any other town of the
same size in thcStnfo. If any one doubts it
let him visit us on some such occasion as last
Tuesday witnessed, and he can judge for him
self. We have several ladies, had they lived iu
the days when Paris decided upon the claims
of thc rival beauties, they could have entered
with credit the list of competition for the gol
den apple, and perhaps would have carried oil'
the prize from both Venus and Juno.
At night, a grand Bull was given by the
Company, in the Court House, which, notwith
standing the inclemency of the weather, was a
very fine affair. Thc attendance was not large
but sufficient to make the entertainment gay
and sociable without being crowded.
The Firemen attended in their beautiful dress
which seemed to kindle emotions in thc bosoms
of the "fair ones," reciprocal to the Haines lit
up in the hearts of thc sterner sex by their own
sweet faces and bright eyes, and "all went mer
ry as a marriage bell."
A beautiful banner was presented in the
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morning to the company by Miss Isa. Comstock I
wrought by her own hands, flourishing in many '
devices and skilful handy work appropriate aild
apt to the purpose and characterol'tile donees, j
Me regret our absence at the presentation
as the speech delivered on thc occasion would j
have been interesting to our readers and orna- j
mental to the columns of the Patriot. Her
modesty however seems to have got the better !
of her ambition and she declines giving n copy -
for publication. Among other ladies nresent >
. .. B omics piiMin ,
at the Ball, we noticed Mrs. Nicholls, of
Thespian celebrity; she eutered Into the spirit
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o ii. (...nee, will nun. 1 zest, and seemed to
£ X the'stTe ' at 1Ul,K ' 551,11 I
tage.
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The New York Journal nf Commerce, of the !
26 th ult., gives the following account of the ,
seizure ofthe steamship Northern Light, al-j
ready announced by telegraph:
The steamer Northern Light, of tho Nicara-1
gua line, was seized yesterday by the United '
of
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The Seizure of the Steamship Northern
States authorities of thi
ehsrg
being engaged in violating the neutrality laws
by having on board soldiers and munitions of
war destined for Nicaragua, and U. S. officers
were put on board her to prevent her sailing.
She, however, started for her voyage, carrying
the U. S. officers along with her. The District
Attorney having heard of it, repaired to the
custom-house barge office, presenting a tele
graphic despatch from Washington, directed
to Mr. Van Boskcrck, Deputy Surveyor, which
is supposed to have read thus: "The North
ern Light must he detained at all hazards." j
The steam-tug Edmund Griffin happening to be j
passing, was immediately hailed, and ordered j
to take the revenue cutter Washington, (which i
lay in Buttermilk Channel, between Governor's I
Islandand Brooklyn,) in tow, without delay, ]
which ordered Mr. McManus, hoarding officer, ;
proceeded to execute. Not more than an hour
bad elapsed, the cutter having been towed about
abreast the barge office, near Castle Gardent
when the Northern Light was seen moving out
from her slip, at [tier 8, North River. The cut
ter was then headed for the middle of tho river
the steamer sheering off towards Bedlow's Is
land as she approached.
Anticipating an event of this character, an
immense concourse of people had gathered
along the walls of the battery and the piers ad
jacent, among whom the most intense excite
ment was now manifegtcdi a8 the movements
nf the reS p ec tiv e vessels indicated a purpose on
thc one part t0 attcln » t a flght) and at this
;
moment with apparently a fair chance of suc
cess ; while on the part of the pursuer the race
was kept up with resolute persevcrence. Pres
entlv the vessels reached a point opposite El
is's Island, when the cutter fired a blank cart
ridge, by direction of the officer in command,
Capt. Foulkes, (Captain llunter being hubs'
posed,) but without any perceptible effect, as
the steamer kept on Iter way. In about three
minutes, the vessel proceeding at a rapid rate
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water towards the Jersey shore and throwing
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a second gun, shotted, was tired across the |
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steamers bow—thc ball ncochetting over the I
thc spray in flnestyle. The steamer forthwith
I lowered her ensign and stopped the engines,
i The cutter went alongside and made fast, while
tnc 1 st lieutenant and Mr. Woods, Inspector
of Customs boarded her, with instructions to
examine the ship's papers, and see if all was
right.
The captain of the cutter hailed the Northen
Light: " Have y ou cleat ed from the custom
house ?" Answer, "We have." "Has the
U. S. District Attorney attempted to detain
you ?" Answer, "He lias not." Capt. Foulkes
then gave orders to let the ship go ; but against
this the boarding officers remonstrated, alleg
ing the falsity of the answers, and assorting
that the District Attorney had met with resis
tance and abuse on the dock. The N. L. was
then ordered to round to and return to the city,
which was immediately done, and she anchored
off Jersey City, where she now lies under the
guns of the Washington, with directions to
remain there until further orders. Something
was said last night about the steamer giving
bonds and sailing at 12 o'clock ; but this was
thought improbable.
The Government officers judged from the
appearance of thc steamer that she must have
had on board about 500 or 600 passengers, as
her decks seemed thronged with men, and it
was remarked that the majority were a " hard
looking set." Of their connection with the
Nicaragua colonization scheme, no doubt was
entertained. Thc steamer's dock in thc fore
noon, before she left, presented a scene ofhois
lerious excitement, during which some persons
were pressed overboard by the swaying crowd.
The appearance of the District Attorney there
produced a visible sensation, hut fortiuAtely
without any serious personal altercation.
Flan of Organization.
We subjoin a plan for the organization of
thc House upon National principles, sent to us
by an esteemed correspondent. Of its ration
ality there can be no doubt. Its feasibility, un
fortunately, is altogether another question.
The conservative portion of the American
darty—thc National Americans, hoped at tho
beginning of the Session, that sonic plun might
be adopted, which should keep from the Black
Republicans the tremendous power which thc
possession of the patronage belonging to the
House of Representatives will throw into their
hands. Even before any overture had been
made, on tiie very threshold of the session,
they were assailed in contumacious terms by
thc pseudo-democracy. The object of that par
ty has now become apparent. They are per
fectly willing to throw all thc power alluded to
I into the hands of those who are, ami have pro
j fessed to be, the enemies of the South. They,
who have always professed to be th
sworn
I foes of Abolitionism, are ready to advance ils
' interests to the utmost, provided in the end, it
may be made to enure to their advantage,
j We see no hope that they will agree to any
compromise, for what is the country to them
j if they save it from destruction, provided that
j in sodoing, they lose their places. Their motto
heretofore has been "rule or ruin." It now
! reads, "ruin and rule."
- a 1'Lax fok rnr organization of tub house.
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, H is evident (Vom the various ballotin'
t |,. jj oi|
of
v, that the National Democrats and !
j Americans have a majority of the votes cast for!
Spiakei. Now, uiv plan for an organization of
I thc 1!oaSe U this: !st - Lct t!,e democrats meet I
in caucus immediately upon adjournment of
"' I K 1:1(1 £' alm, oi:s aim unprovoked insult |
flung in the face of the National Amekicaxs bv
! their caucus resolutions of the Sd inst, and
, thus make the 'amende honorable' to their j
American broth civ mid equals, for this ill-fated
and ungenerous assault. j
This done, and accepted by the National A-1
' raericans, then let there he, 2d. A fair and ;
equitable division ofthe ..irions offices and
' the House, and unanimously and honestly take I
,, ArK lhc g ,. aUlitous
posts of profit between the two parties who
may thus have effected the organization.
Upon no grounds can an alliance take place
between the National Democrats and National
Americans, until the gross insult embodied in
those Democratic resolutions referred to, is re
voked. Until the resolutions are rescinded by
the body who passed them, no National Amer
ican can, without ignoring his self-respect, and
that of his party, vote for the Democratic nom
inee. It would he to lick the dust from the
i_, ( , ot h [, e was kicked. We hope no
American will so far forgot his manliness, the
honor of )lis ]mrtVi and ti le success of his prin
cip]eg) as t0 vote f or any 0 ne of those Demo
crats whose ,, am e is appended to those ill-ad
v ; se j resolutions.
Ag to tllc gficond feature of our plan, its fair
ness is apparent. It needs no elaboration.
Now, Mr. Editor, we think onr plan, if adop
ted, would lead to a safe and speedy organiza
tion of the House without any sacrifice of dig
nity or self-respect by either party. And un
less something like this be adopted, disorgani
zation must continue, or what is more, the
black republicans may succeed. That black flag
can never be upheld by National Americans,
no more can the flag of insult of thc Democrats'
None but a pure, spotless American Hag can
be sustained bv National Americans. W.
The President's Message
To use a common phrase, thc telegraph has
taken the starcli out of this document, and the
substance of it has been made known to our
readers some days ago. It is necessary, how
evsr to publish it entire, as well for the conve
nience of reference, as being a historical epit
ome of the condition of the country, both in its
foreign and domestic relations.
A portion of our people—and they are not
small in number—will not read the message,
: as they will no other newspaper article of such
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inordinate lenulh, simply because ltwilloccu
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py too much tune to do so.
For their conve
nience wo will extract the essence, and give it
to them in a concentrated form.
After a very brief reference to the tranquili
ty, peace and prosperity enjoyed by thc coun
try, he proceeds to review oui foreign relations
beginning with Central America.—The diver
sity of interpretation of the Clayton-Bulwcr
treaty threatens to complicate the difficulties
between Great Britain and this country more
than is desirable. By that treaty it was stipu
lated that neither party "will ever occupy, er
fortify, orcolonize, or assume, or exercise any
dominion over Nicaragua, Costa Rica, tfcte Mos
quito Coast, or any port of Central America."
This clause our Government interprets into a
relinquishment by Great Britain of all claim of
all claim of right in Central America, except a
qualiffed possession of the Belize Honduras,
for the purpose of cutting mahogany and dye
woods ; thc United States also agreeing that no
dominion thereafter should be exercised by
them in any part of Central America. Such
restrictions being understood to be equally and
reciprocally binding. But Great Britain so in
terprets the convention as to maintain unchan
ged all her previous pretensions over the Mos
quito Const. These pretensions are founded
on the assumption of political relations between
Great Britain and the remnant of Indians on
that coast, entered into at the time when the
whole country was in the collonial possession
of Spain.
Thc President meets the arguments of the
British government in support of their trparts
construction of the treaty boldly and ably.
The case, as stated by the message, is a clear
and strong one against England. The mes
sage says that the last communication from
tiie English government declares that it sees
no reason why a conciliatory spirit may not
enable the two governments to overcome all
obstacles to a satisfactory adjustment of the
subject. While the President avows the hope
that such may be the result, he expresses the
apprehension that future efforts are not likely
to be attended with better success than past
ones.
The recruiting business is next referred to,
and more made of than it deserves, consid
ering that Great Britain has already disavowed
any intention of interfering with our munici
pal laws.
The Sound Dues are next introduced. We
should not submit to those tolls, because they
in efleet, recognize the light of Denmark to
treat as a closed sea, one of the great maritime
highways of nature. It is more advisable to
compensate her liberally for all improvements
of the navigation of the Sound or Belts.
All past .liffic lilies with other foreign na
tions are either settled, or in a train of settle
ment, and our relations with them are of the
most friendly kind.
The receipts during the fiscal year ending
June 8", 1855, were §65,003,930 ; the expen
ditures for tiie same period, exclusive of pay
ments on account of ihe public debt, $56,36.5 -
393. The amount expended in redeeming the
public debt, including premium and interest,
was $9,8-ld,528. The balance in the Treasury
on the 1st July, 1855, was $18,931,976. The
receipts for the first quarter subsequently and
ly
the estimated receipts for the remainder of thc
year, amount to $67,918,731, which, inclusive
of the balance in the Treasury, will give as the
available resources of the current fiscal year,
the sum of $86,856,720. The expenses ofthe
I of the current fiscal year are estimated at $71,
j:226,846, inclusive ofthe three millions due
nul $7,750,00(1 appropriated on ac
| count of the debt due to Texas, leaving an cs-
tiuiated balance in the Treasury on tho 1st of
July, 1656, of $15,628,893 41. The public
j d .bt is reduced to less than $10,000,000. The
excess of expenditures over recepts iu the Post
office has been $2,626,2 ni. The amount of
public land su'd and otherwise disposed of, ex
coods 24.500,0(10 acres,
185 380
I Mexico,
yielding the sum of
In regard to the Army he advocates the in
stitution of a retired list and a partial reorgani
zation. He rceommendsthat thc stall he main
ly composed of details from the line.
He urges, a gradual increase of the Navv,
but says nothing in regard to the action of the
late Naval Retiring Board.
The letter pert of thc Message consists of an
elaborate review of the Slavery question. We
have before given an ample summary of the
views of the President upon this subject. Be
takes high Southern ground in favor of State
rights, and treats the spirit of aggression man
ifested by the citizens of the non-slnveholding
States in a bold, manly style.
The message lias been tho subject of very
general remark for the extraordinary high tone
it has assumed, and by the freesoil press is
most severely criticised and commented upon.
—N. O. Com. Bui.
The Eighth of January.
This day, forty-one years ago, was fought
one of the most memorable and decisive bat
tles recorded in thc history of our country.
It was the last blow struck at the foe of our
ancestors ; the oppres five tyranny that would
have throttled our infant Republic and smoth
ered that incipient liberty whose stalwart
growth and magnificent development is now
alike thc admiration and the envy of mankind.
The Eighth of January should be to Ameri
cans what Yorktown was to our revolutionary
fathers—the grand finale to tho clash of steel
and roar of cannon that proclaimed anew the
invincibility of freemen when striking for their
firesides and families—and should be the last
day whose anniversary be suttered to pass in
Louisiana without its importance and glory
being remembered. The gallant and chival
rous Jackson and his heroic little army, who
saved our metropolitan streets from the tread
of the invader, will come up to the vision of
many a patriot on the anniversary of their
great victory, and inspire anew the flames of
patriotism and awaken that deep and absorb
ing love of country and liberty that peculiarly
marks the -American character. We trust iheir
examples of patriotism and loyalty may live
green in the heart ef the nation, and the re
motest posterity, ever love and revere their
memory and strive to emulate their deeds in
the hour of national peril.—B. It. Advocate.
An Impressive Warning.
The Hon. David Stuart was engaged as coun
sel for the prosecution in the ease of Oscar T.
Caldwell, charged with embezzlement while
conductor on the Chicago and Burlington Kail
Road, and which was tried recently at Chicago
and resulted in a verdict of guilty. The clos
ing speech of Mr. Stuart was avcry.able one, and
called forth frequent applause. We give below
a short extract from it, and would most fre
quently commend its careful and attentive per
usal to all persons who, by possibility, may be
subjected to temptation. It is worth a thou
sand ordinary sermons,, and may save hundreds
of " fast young men" from that career whose
end is perdition:
Ah, gentlemen, the pivot on whim all this
sad drama turns is condensed into that single
expression, "I have lived too fast!' Pregnant
words ! They should fall from this court l oom
like a tocsin on the giddy whirl of young men
below. The multitude that has watched with
varied emotions, but all with intense interest,
thc saloons and in all thc popular resorts of
youth. I have lived too fast! It is the most
forcible as it is the most graphic expression of
the unhealthy life that characterizes, I shall be
allowed to say, a multitude of young men in
this beautiful city. In no town in the world
do the centres of allurement and temptation
bear such a proportion to the population. Ex
travagance in dress, extravagant living, danger
ous extravagance everywhere, is apparent to
thc observer, nor need that observer wear pu.
ritanical glasses to see what I allude to. Pei -
haps it is the inseparable incident of thc mar
velous growth of this great city ; and when
the things become more settled, and when the
more conservative institutions of society be
come established, their superior moral force
will cause all the other elements and tendencies
to revolve around the true central influences of
society."
Tiie Jit, without a Bottom.— On the bridge
that crosses the Grand Rapids we met a hale
old man and his wife, with eleven sons, seven
daughters, and thirty-seven grand-children,
with numerous horses, carts, wagons, oxen,
cows, calves, sheep, and furniture of antiqua
ted appearance ; among which were to be seen
cradles for babies, cradles for grain, spinning
wheels, pots and ketttes and almost everything
requisite for a settlement such as fifty blood
relations will make in the Grand river country.
After the train stopped, we made some inqui
ries, and asked tiie old gentleman what use
could he made of a bottomless jug, which was
carefully stowed away among his domestic
equipments, and received thc following reply :
" Why, sir, I am a man of many years and
have worked other people's land all my days,
and paid from four to nine bushels of wheat
per acre a year for doing it—and have all the
time used a jug wkh a bottom to it, by which
all my profits have been wasted, and I was
sick of feeding both landlord and rumseller—
so I sent seven of my boys to Mexico to fight
for their country. They all got back safe, and
bought seven sections of land, that please God
will be mine without rent. And now that jug
you see there shall hold all the whiskey and
rum that will be used in my whole family
while I control them. Old General Taylor told
my son John that a jug without a bottom was
tiie best kind of a jug to put liquor in, and 1
believe it.
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THE OLD TEAB'S DIRGE
Almighty spirit, Ruler of thc skies,
Thy inspirations humbly I invoke, to breathe
Thy softer bliss upon a human heart,
Susceptible of human frailties, human joys
And woes—inspire my soul to siiig aloud
l'ho notes of Natures Muse I
Lonely I sit, 'tis midnights pensive hour,
Around my lowly cot of human architecture,
Lonely the surging tempest's roll and swell
Upon in y car in many a mournful strain,
Metliinks it is thc dirge of the departing years,
Now moaning sadly in the zephyr's voice,
And soft echoing from the lisping trees,
'Tis like the song of some departing soul,
Whose life was chequered oer witli many a pain,
And many a blissful joy. 'Tis sad and yet,
I love that strain so full of heavenly melody,
Although uiy heart seems bursting over run
With its great floods of thought—
Thoughts not of earth and so did vanities,
But brighter scenes beyond that vail,
So dark that Screens eternity from view,
How many a hope and fond loved favorite,
Hath perished in this year that now,
Is sadly passing fyom the stage of time,
How many a widowed heart bewails,
The deep misfortunes it hath brought—
How many a sigli from griefs atllietion,
Mingles with the breze that moans its dirge,
And yet how many a saddened heart,
Oerflowod with sorrow 'finds a peace,
So sweet that al) of woe and grief.
Is lost. How many a joyous smile,
Casts it bright beam to penetrate thc gloom,
That midnight's patli around us thrown,
And if on earth so many a joy is felt,
And hearts so many swell with love and peace,
How many a harp of sleepless music rolls,
Its melody in heaven, llow many a note
Of innocence bursts from the souls
Of those immortal in tiie upper skies,
Whose tongues are tuned to blissful eestacy,
Where they have found a land of happiness,
So pure that human thought formed not,
A slight conception of its spotlessness,
Oh 1 could the ear of one on earth but hear,
Those songs of love on high, then might we
hope,
A like sensation—then the soul might rise,
in sweet hosannas to its God! Thus sang
The year moves from the stage—It seems
Alive, alone in memory—its incidents,
In dark oblivion crushed. 'Tis just as men,
V transient traveller below—one day is born,
Young, his soul awakens to the scenes,
Of busy life, to sport a moment lierc,
Then hurries to the grave, to sloop forgotten,
And alone. And I must pass
This same short course, must meet a doom,
So dark and drear. But when this body,
Solitary moulders in the lonely grave,
Oh! then, may this same soul hurst forth anew,
In those bright regions of eternal day,
And revel there amid seraphic hosts.
Content and happy with its former—God!
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PROCEEDINGS OF POUCE JURY.
THE STATE OF LOUISIANA,
Parish of East Feliciana.
Monday, Jan. 7th, 1856
The Police Jury far the parish of East Fe
liciana, La., met at the Mayor's Office in the
Town of Clinton on this day, it being the reg
ular time of meeting for the month of January,
when tiie President called the Jury to order,
and the roll being called, the following mem
bers answered to tlieir names, to-wit :
II Aim No 1.—R. FLOWER— (absent ;)
" " 2— J. A. NORWOOD,
" " 3.—THUS. CASON—(absent;)
" " 4.—C. GORE;
" " 5.—1). C. Mc.MILLAN—(absent;)
" " 6.—M. PERKINS;
" " 7.—I. N. DeLEE :
" 8—1). BARFIELD—(absent;)
II hen J. A. Norwood, member elect from
the 2nd Ward, in place of B. M. G. Brown
resigned, presented his credentials, took the
oath of office, and entered upon the discharge
of tiis duties as a police member.
There not being a quorum present, thc Pres
ident of the Police Jury ordered the Clerk to
have the absent members notified that they
have adjourned to Monday 14th of January
1856, when they are requested to be in their
places.
Attest: C. GORE,
IV. II. Green, Clerk. Pres't. Police Jurv.
1*56, Notice. 1856,
/ 1 0X ST A NTI.Y on hand, fresh and genuine
V GROCERIES A: PRO VISIONS.
As I am undetermined how long I will remain
here, I will sell for cash only at low prices to suit
the times. Those indebted to Harris & D'Arinond
or myself, will please call and settle without delay.
jl2 J. G. D'AKMOND.
4 S I am endeavoring to close business, I will
■tl sell many articles at cost. 1 shall keep on
hand a general assortment of provisions and gro
ceries, at lowest prices lor cash.
irWFcrsoiis indebted please settle without delay
J. G. D'ARMOND.
j ATS St. Louis, tor sale by
D'ARMOMD.
Clothing at Cost.
IS lam anxious to dispose of my stock of cloth
- V ing, I atn now offering it at cost for Cash.—
Those wanting to liuv would do well to call.
nov3 ' G A NEAFITS:
SUCCESSION SALE.
The State of Louisiana, [ Seventh District Court
Parish of East Feliciana. [ No. 2394.
In the matter ef the succession of Martha A.
Kent deceased.
I N pursuance of and by virtue of a commis
* sion directed to me from the Honorable
Court aforesaid, I will otter for sale at peblic
auction at thc Court house door, in the town
of Clinton, Parish aforesaid, on WEDNESDAY
30th DAY OF JANUARY" next, at the hour
of ten oclock a. m. The following described
property belonging to the said succession, to
wit :
A certain tract of land situated in the afore
said parish, supposed to contain one hundred
and sixty (160) acres, bounded on the north
by Albert D. Woodard, west by the Ragland
tract, cast by lands of Mrs. Cassandra Har
rell.
Terms of Sale—Cash, provided the land
brings thc amouut of the appraisement.
JAMES WELSH.
Die. 29 1653. Auctioneer, F. P.
LEGAL SALES
AUCTION SALÎT
Of Valuable Negro Property,
1 WILL offer sale at Public Auction, j; tv
door of the Courthouse in Clinton' (, n ° e
TUESDAY, 29th day. of JANUARY, 135«
at 11 o'clock of said day, the following „„„J.
and described slaves, belonging to Mrs. Melindï
Gray, to wit: ' 04
Negro man named BOB, aged about 42 year.
Negro man named ALBERT, aged about 31
Negro girl HESTER, aged about 16 years. "
The above property is sold for no fault hut
for the purpose of paying debts, ' " '
Terms of Sale—CASH.
dee 29 _ JAMES W ELSH, Aiict'r.
SUCCESSION SALE.
The State of Louisiana, ) 7th District Court
Parish of East Feliciana, j No. 2353. '
In the matter of the Succession of Harriett B
Whitehead, dec'd.
■ THE undersigned, Auetionee in and for the
1 yarish of East Feliciana, will -xpose toPuh.
lie Auction, on FRIDAY, the EIGHTH day of
FEBRUARY next, at the hour of 11 o'clock
A. M., or between said hour and 4 o'clock P, J
of said day, at the iast place of residence of
said deceased, the following described property
belonging to said succession: '' *
A certain tract of Land, situated in saidPt r .
ish, being the same upon which said deceased
resided at tiie time of her death, containiiw
Seven hundred Acres more or less, with all the
improvements thereon. Bounded on the west
by lands of J. IV. Norwood, north by IV. B
Rogers, cast, by thc Amite River, south by 1
J. Rogers.
Having been commissioned by the honorable
Court aforesaid, to sell said tract of Land ou
the 31st of December, 1855, and haviug sold
said tract of land, for the sum of four thousand
three hundred dollars, and the purchaser thand
of having failed io comply with thc terms and
conditions of the sale, the said tract of land
will now be sold at the risk of the former pur
chaser at the last side.
Terms of Sale.
Cash—provided it brings tho appraisement
and if after repeatedly crying the same, and it
should not bring the appraisement, it will
immediately be reofferred on a credit of twelve
months, the purchaser to give approved per
sonal security, and consent that a mortgagebe
retained on the land to secure the payment of
the purchase price.
JAMES WELSH,
Jan. 5, 1586 - ' Auctioneer.
SUCCESSION SALE.
Tm: State of Louisiana, [Seventh District Court
Parish of East Feliciana. ( No. 2352.
In the succession of Harriett R. Whitehead
deceased.
IN pursuance of, and by v irtue of a Commis
sion directed to me from the Honorable
Court aforesaid, I will expose to sale, at public
auction at the last place of residence of
deceased, on SATURDAY THE 26th DAY
OF JANUARY NEXT, 1856. The following
described property belonging to said succes
sion, to-wit:
Negro man PETER, aged 36 years;
" " FRANK, " 6t> years;
"woman FANNY, " 43 ye • rs ; and her
seven children, to-wit :
" Boy JAKE, " 15 years:
" " JESSc, " 13 yearc;
" Girl NANCY, " 11 years;
" " LITT IIA " 9 years;
" " MARIA, " 7 years;
" " FEL1SSA, " 4years;
" Infant Girl HARRIETT;
"Woman KATE, " 35 years, andher
five eliildreii, viz :
"Girl GINNY, " 18 years;
" " SARAH, " 8 years;
"Boy SAM, " 4 years p
" " JACK, infant;
" " J l.vl, aged 2 years;
" Woman ÎJLLIA, aged 18 years;
Infant girl JULIA, child of Susan ;
Woman CLANSSA, aged 34 years;
Girl CHARLOTTE, " 13 years;
" HARRIETT, "12 years;
Negro man JOHN, " 4v years;
" " LEWIS " 66 years;
" Bov MOSES, " 12 years;
Terms of Sale—A credit of one, two and
three years from the day of sale, in equal an
nual installments. The purchaser to give lib
note with approved personal security,, each In
stallment to bear eight per cent interest fro®
maturity until paid, with mortgage on the
property to secure payment,
JAMES WELSH,
Dec. 22 1855. Auctioneer.
SUCCESION SALE. "
The Ssate of Louisiana, [Seventh District Court,
Parish of East Feliciana, j No. 2414.
In the matter of the succession of Elisha IV aller,
deceased.
"PURSUANT to an order ofthe Honorable
Court aforesaid, and by virtue of a com
mission to me directed, 1 vv iil offer for sale, It
the Court House in the Town of Clinton, Par
ish and State aforesaid, at public auction, 0Ï
THURSDAY, THE 24th DAY OF JANUABÎ
1856. Between the hours of 11 o'clock a. a
and sunset of thc same day. The following
property appertainig to said estate, to-wit:
A negro woman named SILVA, aged about
20 years; and her child PATSEY ; aged 2
years ;
Terms of Sale—One half Cash, and the otlifr
half on a credit until tiie first of January, 1S5J»
with eight per cent i tercst after due until.
—purchaser to give approved personal security
and a mortgage retained on the property until
final payment of debt, interest and cost,
dee 22 JAMES WELSH, '.uctioneer.
SUCCESSION SALE
The State or Lou siana ) Seventh District Comb
Pariah of East Feliciana ) No. 2222.
In the succession of Mrs. Parthenia E. Wheeler,
deceased.
pURSUANR to an order of the Honorable
Court aforesaid,to me directed, I will effet
for sale at public auc tion, in the Town <■
Jackson, ON WEDNESDAY, THE 30th DAT
OF JANUARY 1856. Between the hours of
10 o'clock a. M., and 3 o'clock u. The fob
lowing described property, belonging to tM
succession aforesaid, to-wit:
Negro man SHADRACII,
" woman NANCY, and her two chil
dren, under ten years of age, LEA
and DILLY; Also,
Three Cows ; .
Terms of Sale—The slaves for one tbiri
Cash, the balance on a credit of twelve month*
from thc day of sale, with eight per cent io -
terest from said dale, to be secured by tvo
good, and solvent securities, and a spec»
mortgage. The personal property, for all sub*
of twenty dollars, and less, Cash. E° r r*
sums over that amount, twelve months e rc ""
with eight per cent interest from day of s*»
and secured by two good, and solvent scciin
lias. G.*W. CATLETT,
Dec. 29. Auctioneer
C Till INGEST WHITE WINE VINEGAR,> r
O pickling, at H. S. 13EECHENU A U0N
jy 14 late Saddler's Dru g store, Clinton, 1*
T RUSSES—of all sizes and kinds, for aale by
I. X. LEMON.

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