Telegraph and Texas Register (Houston, Tex.), Vol. 6, No. 36, Ed. 1, Wednesday, August 4, 1841 Page: 3 of 4
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On raotioa of J. M. Uobinson.
A committee of three was appointed by the chair, con
sisting ot J. M. Kobmson, James iiailey,. and t. Uassiott,
to draft resolutions expressive of the sense of the meeting.
The Committee 'after having retiree! for a short time
returned, and made the following Report, which was
unanimously received, and the resolutions adopted.
The Committee appointed to draft suitable resolutions
expressive of the sense of the merchants of Houston, in
relation to the cotton of this year's growth, brought to our
market in the month of July," wishing to promote and en-
courage such praiseworthy exertions on the part of the
Planters, would respectfully propose to thisjneeting a
suitable present to Maj. T. S. Howard, of Washington
County, the gentleman who brought the first cotton of
this year's growth to this citv. Be it therefore
Resolved, -That we present to Maj. T. S. Howard, a
Silver Cup, with suitable inscriptions, as a token of our
regard for his exertions.
Your Committee would further recommend in relation
to the cotton crop of 1842, the following resolution:
Resolved, That we will give a premium of a Silver
Cup, for the first five bales, and a GOLD CUP for the
first twenty bales of cotton, delivertd in our market, which
shall be of the growth of 1842.
J. M. ROBINSON, Chairman.)
JAMES BALEY, Committee.
F. GASSIOTT, )
On motion of Mr. Bailey,
A committee of five was appointed to draft a suitable
inscription for the cup and present the same Committee.
A. S Rmhven, J. M. Robinson, F. Gassiott, J. Buir, and
On motion of Mr. Shackelford, it was
Resolved, That the names of the merchants pjesent be
subscribed to the proceedings of this nieeting, and the same
be published in the several papers of the city.
Whereupon, the meeting adjourned.
Houston, August 2nd, 1841.
A. S. RUTHVEN, Chairman,
A. J. Burke, Sec'y,
NAMES OF MERCHANTS PRESENT.
Shepherd F Crawford, Geo Gazley,
great riches." We are entirely dependant upon the good
opinion that foreigners may entertain of our moral char-
acter for an increase of such a population as would be de-
sirable, and without such an increase it is idle to hope
for a much greater degree of national prosperity than we
I have said that the character of both of the candidates
is well known abroad this is especially true of the moral
character of Sam Houston what that character is it is
needless for me here to say, it is "known and read of all
men," and it is for you, fellow citizens, to say whether it is
a character which you wish identified with that of your
country; for it is well known that the moral character of
all people is supposed, and justly, to be similar to that of
those whom they choose to occupy important public
offices. Suffer not your judgments to be warped by the
false trlara of militnrv fame, but weiffh well the claims of
the two candidates, and calmly and dispassionately decide
upon their merits, and vole accordingly.
In a few succeeding numbers, I shall endeavor to place
before, the public the merits of the two candidr.tes, and es-
nocinllir their r-liimo nnnn the SllnnOrt of the mOTal POr-
tion of the community, and all who esteem an elevatrd
character for morality, a desideratum in a young nation,
and in all th-it I siy, "l shall cndeavoi to be guided by the
poetical maxim, ,
"Nolhintr extenuate nor set down aught in malice.
6 A TEXIAN.
Randall & Roff,
Ennis df Kimball,
Bacheldef & Bailey,
Wm. M. Rice,
J. Shackelford, JV.
Geo. Allen 6f Co.,
Hedenberg, Slansburydf Co.,
J. M. Robinson,
Houston, August, 1841.
T. S. Howard, Esq , Washington County.
Sir: The undersigned, a committee appointed at a
meeting of the merchants of this city, take this opportu-
nity of presenting you with a silver cup, as a mark of
resoect and a reward for the untiring eneraies vou have
shown as a planter, in having brought the first cotton ofJ
this years growth to our market
We subscribe ourselves, Sir,
Yours, most respectfully,
A. S. RUTHVEN.
J. M. ROBINSON,
. JO'S. BURR,
Gentlemen: I have this moment received your most
generous and liberal present of a silver cup, accompanied
by a very kind and complimentary note. I accept the
present with the greatest pleasure; and trust I need not
assure you that you have my warmest thanks for this un-
deserved attention. The compliment would be very flat-
tering to me did it spring even from a humble source;
but emanating as it does from the merchants of Houston,
a body of men noted throughout the Republic for their
liberality, patriotism, and public spirit, it renders me
doubly proud and doubly grateful.
Please accept, gentlemen, for yourselves individually,
and for those you represent the assurance of my best
wishes and most profound respect.
T. S. HOWARD.
A. S. RUTHVEN.
J. M. ROBINSON,
"VT OTICE. Letters of Administration were granted to the
1M undersigned on this day, on the estate of Albert Pratt, late
of Harris County, deceased, iherefore all persons having de-
mands against said estate will present ihem within the time
prescribed by law, to C. W. Buckley, E qr
MARY ANN PRATT, Adm'r.
July 31st, 1841. aug4w6t-299
O-NOTICE A Camp Meeting "will be held for Brazos
Circuit, eight miles above Columbia, on the road leading lo the
Mointnand near the six mile Point, lo commence on Thursday
before the third Sabbath in October, 1841. Ministers generally,
.are earnestly invited to attend. A. P. MANLEY,
aug 4 wit-saw ireacner in onarge.-
fCfWc arc authorized to announce Andrew Briscoe as a candidate
to represent Harris county in the ensuing congress.
july iu dx.wiae
55-Col. HENRY MILLARD having consented to serve as Sen-
ator in Cungrcss for the Senatorial distnet composed of the counties
of Jasper and Jefferson, will be supported at the ensutne election by
June 2d wtde-290 MANY CITIZENS.
pair women's fine kid shoes,
200 pair do. common shoes,
1IK1 nriir Rpnllemen's fine calf boots.
150 pair coarse boots, just received direct from New
York, and for saleby ENNIS & KIMBALL.
Houston, August 3d, 1841. aug 3 d3t-wtl-299
HE Subscribers offer for sale low for cash, a general as-
sortment of Dry Goods and Groceries, consisting in part of
French, English, and American Prints,
American and English Sheetings and Shirting,
Summer and Winter ready made Clothing,
Pantaloon stuffs, &c, &c,
Flour, Sugar, Coffee, Liquors,
"Wines, Iron and Nails Crockery "Ware, &c, etc.
ENNIS &. KIMBALL.
Houston. August 4th. 1841. aug 4 wtf-299
1 HEREBY announce that I absolutely revoke and annul a
certain power recently executed by me, constituting one
Jeremiah McClosky, represented lo be a citizen of Jefferson
County, my agent and attorney in fact, tor the transaction, gen-
erally, ol my business. Sard power of attorney having been
obtained fraudulently and for fraudulent purposes, I will not
ratify any act done iu virtue of it.
Harris County, July 23d, 1841.
The Intelligencer. Galveston, will publish the above for sixty
days and forward their account to B. Page for payment.
LOST OR MISLAID,
A DISCHARGE transferred to me by Wm. P. Stickney
for his military services six months in Capt. William
(jarrett's Companv ot volunteers in 1839. notice is hereby given
to all whom it may concern, that I will apply to the proper au
thorities lor payment ot tne same, as it was reguiariy transier-
red to the undersigned for a valuable consideration.
Houston, Augnst 4th, 1841. aug 4 w8t-292
! UaT Urt STULttIN some time in September last, the head-
I J right claim of the undersigned, issued to him by the board
of land commissioners of Harris county lor six hundred and
lorry acres, dated August, 1838, No. 867. This is to give notice
that I have made diligent search for said claim, and unless I
obtain information where said claim can be obtained before the
expiration of CO days from this date, application will be made
to the proper authorities for a duplicate.
ang4 w2t-299 JOHN MORRISON.
" From the Morning Star.
The barque Marion from London, arrived at Galveston
on Thursday last, with about thirty emigrants. We
lenrn that these emigrants are well supplied with the
necessaries of life, and will therefore be subjected to few
of the inconveniences that emigrants generally meet with
in thn first settlement of a country. We have a word of
n.Ivice'for them: in order lo secure health thev must en
deavor to "live just as they did at home," and avoid expo-
sure lo the noon-day sun. If all emigrants would come
prepared with a sufficient amount of money to supply
themselves with the comforts and conveniences of life for
ttu first two years after theirsettlement, they would seldom
be subjected to the visitations ol disease or disappointment.
Com. Mooke's Survey. This officer returned a few
weeks since from a survey of the coast from the mouth of
the Sabine for some distance toward Galveston, and made
his report to the proper authorities; but as yet none of
the facts developed by his labors have been made public.
The most interesting of these are such as are connected
with the entrnnce into Sabine Bay. We learn from the
Commodore that nine feet ofiwater can be had at all times
over the bar, and that the bottom consists of a soft yield-
ing mud into which he could thrust a pole, with ease,
four or five feet Hence, a vessel drawing eleven feet
would find no difficulty in passing over, as two feet of the
mud could be crowded through. In the harbor, which
is admirably protected, a depth of water from 18 to 30
feet prevails, and any vessel that can cross the bar can ap-
proach close to the shore. One. of the effects which the
knowledge of these facts is sure to give, is to increase the
value of the stock of the City of Sabine, which, at this
time is at a very low ebb. When the report of Com.
Moore shall be published, (if it ever is done.) that stock
will -cease to be hawked about the streets at a nominal
GENERAITLAND OFFICE, Austin, July 20, 1841. This
-is to gtTCpotice to -all persons.who have had lands survey-
ed previous iqApril 1st, 1841, that unless their Field Notes are
deposited in the General Land Office previous to the first Janu-
ary. 1842, their right to the lands will be forfeited, under the act
of Congress approved February 5lh, 1840, entitled "an act fur
the return ol Surveys, for the collection ot government dues on
lands, and. for. otaer purposes," and a joint resolution, entitled a
"joint resolution granting further time for the payment of gov-
ernment dttfs, and the return of field notes," approved Decem-
ber 10, 1840.
All persons interested herein, arc required to pay Ihe govern-
ment dues, before or at Ihe lime of deposite in iheGener.il Land
Office. THOS. WM. WARD.
aug 4 w3'-299 d3t Commissioner General Laud Office.
SAW. By virtue of an order ot the Probate Court fur the
County ol Austin, I will offer for sale to the highest bidder
at the Court House door in the town of Brazoria, on ihe first
Tuesday in September next, on a credit ot twelve months, six
hundred acres ot lanu, laKen oil irom tne north wes corner ol
ieaue number forty-three, on Cedar Lake, in Brazoria County,
and granted to Oliver Jones by the Mexican authorities. Said
properly has been decreetl lo L,jcrelia Keach, and is sold by me
as guardian lor me purpose oi paying on an aemanas ana hand
ing over the property to said Lucrelia.
IRA FISHER, Guardian, &c.
Brazoria, July 27lh, 1841. aug 4 wtds-299
BY order of the Probate Courl for the County of Austin, I
will sell at the Court House door in the town of San Fe-
lipe, on the first Tuesday in September next, the following Ne-
groes, to wit: Curtis, aged about fifty; Saraii, aged about twenty-five
; Melissa, aged about fifteen ; Tom, aged'about ten j ears.
For the purpose of paying the debts of the succession of loseph
Thompson, deceased, said Negroes will be sold, as the property
of the succession of said Joseph, deceased, on a credit ul twelve
months. Notes and approved security required.
WILEY HARRISON, Adm'r.
San Felipe, July 27th, 1841. aug 4 wtds-299
For the Telegraph.
TO THE FRIENDS OF MORALITY. AND TO
ALL WHO DESIRE TO SUSTAIN THE MO-
RAL CHARACTER OF TEXAS.
Under this caption I desire to address myself in a few
short numbers to the voters of this Republic, in regard to
the approaching Presidential election. I make no pre-
tensions to learning. I have no aspirations to distinction
as a writer of newspaper essays I have no desire be-
yond that of doing the Republic "some service." The
present is an.important crisis in our history. In a few
weeks the free voters of this Republic will be called upon
to decide who shall control the destinies of this rising na-
tion for the next three years. Two of the most distin-
guished citizens of the country are before you as candi-
dates for the first office within the gift of the people and
onytwo and while we admit that both these individuals
are distinguished, vet it is notorious that they are very
dissimilar, especially in regard to moral character and
hibits ; and certainly the right to scrutinize the moral
character of any one who aspires to so high a station as
that of the President of a free, a moral, and an intelligent
neonle. will not be denied by any republican. The char
acter, especially the moral character and habits of both of
the honorable gentlemen wno are oetore tne people tor the
office in question, is well known, not only in Texas, but
also in the United States, and to some extent in other parts
of the world. The eyes of both the friends and enemies
of Texas for that we have both friends and enemies is
well known are now fixed upon us with the most in-
tense interest, and they are anxiously waiting to see the
decision we will make in the coming election, ana ac-
cording to that decision will be the opinion which will be
formed of our character, by the intelligent of other lands.
To sustain the high character which we now enjoy
among all the liberal and unprejudiced citizens of foreign
countries, is an object to us of paramount importance.
OjV nation is yet in its infancy, and of us it may emphati-
cally be said "a good nam- rather to be chosen ihsr
REPUBLIC GF TEXAS,) Wm. H. Anderson, vs. Martha
County of Fannin. J Anderson, petition for divorce.
IT appearing in this case to the satisfaction of the Court that
the said Martha Anderson resides beyond the limits of the
Republic, and beyond the jurisdiction of tne court, on motion of
plaintiff's counsel it is ordered that said Martha Anderson be
cited to appear at the next term of the district courl to be holden
in and for the county ot Fannin, at Ihe courl house thereof, in
the Town of Warren, on the eighth Monday after the first
Monday in September, A. D., 1841, and plead, answer or de-
mur to the allegations contained in said petition, or he court
will proceed to hear and determine the case ex parte; and it is
further ordered thai this rule be published for six weeks, the
last being six weeks previous to the next term ol the court in
some pnblic gazette of this Republic, which shall be deemed
good and sufficient notice.
A true extract from the Fannin County District Court, Jour-
nal, of April 26tb, 1841. Test,
JEFFERSON C. PARRISH,
Clerkofthe District Court, Fannin Co., Texas.
july 28 w6t-298-dl2t
A Rare opportunity for holders of LandCertificates !
TEXAS LAND AGENCY.
A PERSON will leave this on or about Ihe first of Septem-
ber, to locate on the rich cotton lands situated on the Trin-
ity, Sabice, and Red Rivers; he has a general knowledge of
lhat section of countiy, having already made three trips, he
feels satisfied that he can make choice selections on navigable
streams, on which are extensive bodies ol heavy timber and
cane lands, in a healthy, delightful and picturesque country.
This being his lasi trip, persons having lands to locate, can
now avail tbemsslves ot this favorable opportunity. For lur-
ther particulars, apply to BRYAN, AUSTIN & CO.,
or WILLIAM W. ALLEN,
Houston, July 28, w6t-298 Honsion.
A PRACTICAL method of learning lo speak correctly ihe
Spanish Language, by J. J. Villarino, director of the New
Recommendation. -"To persons who are desirous of acquir-
ing the Spanish Language, and are unable to procure the as-
sistance of a Teacher, I would recommend Villarino' Gram-
mar, as superior to any other. RAMON GARBAYS,
New York, Sent I, 1840. Professor of Spanish.
For sale by Wm. W. Allen, Main Street, Houston.
July 28, 1841. July 28 wtf 298
GOLIAD OUT LOTS FOR. SALE. On Thursday the 9th day
of September next, will be offered for sale a portion of the Out
Lots belonging lo the town of Goliad ; a liberal credit will be given
to actual settlers, which mil enable any emigrant wishing to pro-
cure pleasant residence in one of the most desirable parts of Texas,
to suit himself with a good home. Goliad is a four league town,
and the lots will be laid off in 60 acre labors.
ISAAC W JOHNSON, Mayor.
DAVtD R Stout, CTk. Corporation Goliad.
'isiiad i lib Jun-, II-JJ iun 23 wtaV293
AN INDEX TO THE LAWS OF THE REPUB-
LIC HAS BEEN COMPLETED,
WHICH is so accurate and full, that it answeis almost ev-
ery purpose of a digest. It will be found exceedingly
useful to Lawyers, Judges, and all who are required lo reler
frequently to these laws. For sale for cash, by
CRUGER & MOORE,
July 29 d&wtf Telegraph Office.
Attachment at the suit of )
Joseph Green, J In the Circuit Court of Carroll
vs. .County, in the Stale of Mississippi,
The estate of John J Clow, October Term, A D 1840.
forlhesumof3l,I50 81, J
IT appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that the attach-
ment in the above staled case, has been duly executed by
summoning John S Jones as garnishee, it is therefore ordered
by the Court, lhat unless the said defendant appear on or before
Ihe first day of the next lerm of this Court, to be holden at the
Couri House of said County, on the second Monday of October
next, and give special bail and plead, judgment final will be
rendered against him, and the garnishee called on to answer
according to law. W G HERRING, Clerk.
Carrollton, Miss. June 14, A D 1841, july 17 did w8t-298
TENNESSEE AND SWEDES IRON.-6tons of the above
articles received by the last packet Neptune, consisting of
a good assortment, selected ior mimuwaui iu .u ... ... r
lions ol ploughs, horse shoe, axe, bar, tire.andTioop iron; round
and rod ironT from 3-4 lo2 1-2 inch; square bar, Irom 1-2 to 3
o: u. m. i. MkmlA planters, and merchants, are
I'ii llll.lir.l. 1Y.I.. ULC. AUl-4U w w, -- .
ADMINISTRATOR'S NOTICE. Republic of Texa,
County of Milam. The lion. Probate Couit in and for
the Counly aforesaid, at its regular November term past, ap-
pointed the undersigned administrator of the estate of Daniel
McCoart, deceased, notice is hereby given lo all persons having
demands against said estate to present them legally authentica-
te.! within ihe time prescribed by law or they will be barteil,
atid all persons indebted to said erute will make immediate
payment. Said McCnurl was a native of Temple, Patrick
Counlv, Irfland, (near Antrim) and Jast a citizen of the State
of Keniutky, one of the United Statesofthe North. He wa a
traveller in this country, and died at niy house in October last.
Nashville, July 1st. 1841.
july 20 d!2t-w3m-297
TO THE PUBLIC Notice is hereby given that I forewarn all
persons from trading for a certain note wh ch is held by Ste-
phen & Augustus Tomkms, against me for the sum of filly dollars,
bearing date Nov. 10ih, 1S40; as the consideration ;ot which it was
given has entirely fade t, I shall not pay it. JOHN GOODMAN.
Richmond, July 11th, 1811. July 17d3t-w3t 217
FOR NEW ORLEANS.
rHE splendid low pressure steam
packet ship KINGSTON, J D
Boylan, Captain, will leave lor the
above port on each alternate Sunday.
The Kingston will be continued as a
regular packet between Galveston and
New Orleans through the summer.
Price of passage $25 Cabin, SI0 Deck. Freight, SI for dry
barrels, 1 25 wet. For freight or passage apply on board, to to
iulv 13 d&wtf Galveston.
S &. gg&f- a:
REGULAR MAIL FAUiltTS.
EVERY O.THER DAY AT TEN O'CLOCK.
THE FINE Steamers Albert Gallatin, John H. Sterrett,
ivinot.... ..,! n.vinn S "R P.vpc !Mapr Vhp ahnve boats
will ply or run as regular Packets between Houston and Gal-
veston the ensuing season, and as it is ihe intention of the pro-
prietors to make the above boats permanent in the trade, ihey
hope by constant attention to the comfort of passengers and in-
terest of shippers, to merit a share of public patronage. For
r..:..L. . ........ .nl tn tl.a fantqinc nnVinnril
UClgUl Ul prtClgC Uppij fcw "... N...J.W..M.- w mm.m.
THE STEAM SHIP SAVANNAH,
JOHN WADE, Master, will leave
Galveston and NewOrleans, alternately
ecry Sunday morning, al 10 o'clock.
FOR NEW ORLEANS,
r- o J... T.,1.. AA
jil duuutiy, - - - rfuivim,
' - - - " 18th,
" ".....- August 1st.
On Sunday, .... June 27ih,
" " - - ..- July 11th,
" " " 25th,
RATES OF FREIGHT during the summer months.
Flour Bbls. and dry bbls. measuring 5 feet, - $1.25
Whiskey BMs. ..... - 1.50
Casks and boxes, dry and wet, per foot, - - 25
Coffei per sack, ..... 1.25
Salt per sack, - . - - - - - 1.37
Iron. lead, or any article taken by weight, per hundred, 75
Larrljpcrkeg, . - . - . 35
Goshen butter, per keg, ... - 75
Horses, each - .... 30.00
All articles not mentionei, taken in proportion to thp above rates.
lime 24. dtf J. M. ROBINSON, Ag in. Hnn-Mn.
'"' " JM3E staunch and fast running Steamboat PAT
RICK HENRY. J. R. Hord. Master, will ply during the
present spring and summer, between Houston and Galveston,
and slopping at all the intermediate landings, and carrying
freight and passengers at the lowest rales. The P. H. was
docked at Louisville in September last, whenshewas ihoroush-
ly over-hauled and repaired, and now stands A No. 1 of her
class in the Insurance offices at New Orleans, which her cer-
tificates on board will testify. It has been falsely itponed as
lo her draught of water, but if she dnws more water than
either the other boats in the trade, it is so little that her superior
power will surmount difficulties, where they would slick. This
boat was brought to Texas expressly for the trade she is now in,
and v ill not be run off the tract by any monopoly. One hall
or less of said boat is offered for sale low, for a part cash, the
balance in improved land, or slaves, or both.
April 14. dtfwtlfcSJ
ENGLISH IMPORTING HOUSE.
THE Subscriber begB to call the attention of the public to a new
and valuable stock of Dry Goods, Hardware, Groceries, &c,
lately receivid, consisting in part ot the following articles:
An entirely utw assortment oi An assortment oi apron cnecKS,
solicited to call and examine ihe assonment. The suDScriner
having made such arrangements ior consam .uW.i.f- . .-
above arlides, (especially the Tennessee iron,) as will secure
to the purchaser alall limes agood assortment, and at very rea-
sonable prices. J. SHACKELFORD, Jr.,
may 18 Corner ofLong Knar. ana congress s. ..
SILK and Paim Leal Hals. Icise ot palm leaf bats, ass'id,
t case of the latest style of French silk haLs, just receded
andforsalebv may 18 J. SHACKELFORD, Jr.
LIBERAL abvances made on sliipmcuts of Cotton and Pro-
duce lo E. J. Hart, New Orlear-s by
aP20di:w JOHN SHACKELFORD, Jn.
MOLASSES, Sugar, Flour, Bacon, Hams, and Sides, Tan-
ner's oil, Linseed oil, Sperm oil, &c, spirits ofturpentine,
lard, nails, lead, crockery, grass rope, cotton cards, powder,
Deupont's and other brands, together with a large assortment
ol desirable fresh goods, just received andforsaleby
aD20d&w J. SH CKELFORD, Jr.
ENGLISH IMPORTING HOUSE, HuUSTON
'pilE Subscriber having opened a House iu the aboveC'ily
JL would call the attention of Planters, Farmers, and Coun-
try Merchants throughout the Republic, to the extensive and
valuable slock or Dry Goods, Groceries, and Hardware, im-
ported direct irom Europe, consisting in part, of the lollowing;
4-4 Unbleached shirtings, Superfine blaci and blue broad-
1 4 Meaehid do. cloths, . ..
8 4 Unbleached sheeting, " printed calicoes,
4 4 Bleached. do. " figured muslins,
4 4 Twills and linseys, Mole skins, White and colored shirts,
wniteana colored nlanKets, ur. aa onm, wnneajiu uian. "".,
Red, white, and yellow flannel, 4-4 Apron checks.
Bed ticking. Table knives and forks,
Irish Iiuet"), Pocket knives, .
Brown Hollcnd, Jappanned and brass candlesticks
Ladys' silk hose, Carolina hoes,
Wh.tc cotton do. Draw'ng knives,
Red flannel shirts. Cane knives,
White merino and flannel drawersBoots and shoes,
Linen fold shirting, Crockery, .
G!oes, silkhd'kfs, andshawU. London made brdles,
Spool and ball cotton, Shingling hatchetsymd hammers,
Superior polished spurs
Sheet, bar, and round iion, log, trace and ox chains, tin ware,
and cut nails, &c &c; coffee and sugar, Cognac orandy, and a
few baskets ol champpgne. A fashionable assortment of ready
made Clothing, consisting of Mubaii, Pilot cloth, Taglioni
coats; superior frock and dress do., Vests and pantaloons, all
finished in the best style and workmanship.
'I he Subscriber having the control of Vessels, to be kept con-
stantly in the trade, will give ihe highest price for Cotton and
Hides, in Cash, Goods, or short dated bills on New Orleans, or
make liberal advances on Cotton shipped to his friends in Liv-
erpool, CHARLES POWER,
per pro A. S. RUTHVEN.
January 23d, 1841. M
THE following goods received by late arrivals, ie offered
to the City and Country trade, at ihe lowest cash price, or
in exchange lor rotion, ana otner countiy prooace:
Fresh suptrfine flour,
New Orleans molasses,
frr sh .-eeds,
rea: n do
ale, (in boxes,)
American and English iron, cast, German and Blister steel ,
an i loop iron, corn and coffee mills, garden and plantation
hoes, trace chains, smith vices, and si dge hammers, patfnt and
western castings, spades, shovels, cotton cards, Dtiponl's and
Rodgers' powder, percussion caps, pails, metsures, window
sashes, nails, domestics, bed ticking, French bli.nl.eis, &C &c.
Apply to F. GASSIOT.
March SO. march 23 rltf-wif-28l
F1IFTY Bbls. fresh Flour. 25 sacks green Havana Coffee, 9 bbls.
sugar house molases, 7 bbls. hnnvn sugar, 50 bbls rectified
whiskey, 4 pipes cognac brandy, 3 bble. Ametican brand v, 10 bbls.
American gin. for sale vt.ry low by F GASSIOT.
May 1st. 1841. may 1 d&wtf
NOTICE. Thomas M. Basbv of this city, is my legally
au horised agent and attorney, to transact any and all oi
my business, during my absence trom the republic,
sepi J2V7rHw JAMES S OLMAN.
HENRY F. FISHER NOTARY PUBLIC,
WILL execute 1 eeds, Powers of Attorney, etc., &c.; trans-
late from the French, German, and Spanish Languages
into Engli-.li, or vire versa, and transact all business appeitain-
ins to his office, at the shortest notice. 30ffice a- Kesler's
Arcade, No. 4. upstairs. march 10 dtt-wtf 278
RECEIVED by theanivalof thesteam packetSavannah,6 kegs
No 1, white lead, one bale No. 1 cotton Osnabuigs, 21 bags
Java and Havana coffee, cotlonade pantaloons, 20 kees cut nails,
4 kegs 4 1-2 and 5 inch spikes, 4 boxe sperm candles linen boom
shirts, demijohns, assoited sizis, meir!, table, and tea spoons,
rhubarb, opium, gum campbire, pow-Jer flanks. &c , and for sale by
iun 22 , J. SHArKELFORD.Jr.
OAF SUGAR. Afresh uivo.iw j jsi received from the rennery
and for sale at New Orleans rates, bv F GASSIJ2T.
FRYING PANS. o dozen long and short handle fryiBg
pans, just received and for sale by
mav 18 J. SHACKELFORD, Jr.
Striped and plaid ginghams,
Silk and cambric pocket hand-
kerchiefs. Head handkerchiefs,
Jaconette and cambric muslins,
Fancy summer shawls,
An extensive assortment of do-
Cotton and lin:n shirts,
Linen fold sheeting,
Satin and "bonnet ribbons,
Silk and cotton umbtellas,
Dundee and other bagging,
Shovels and spades,
Bed and other cords,
Gun dps and screws,
Knob, locks, and cast butts,
Fishing and other lines,
Pocket knives and razors,
Shot and lead,
Fifty boxes tin,
Plough moles and hinges,
Castings of all kinds,
Seeral kegs of white lead,
Tin ware of all kinds,
Flour, sugar, soap, candles,
Tea, corn, spices, tobacco,
Cognac brandy (Martle's brand,)
Several boxes claret,
Hea-'y brogans and boots,
Ladies prunella and other shoes,
Gentlemen's French gater boot.",
1-2 dozen superior guns,
Stauonary of ail kinds,
A splendid assortment of summer clothing, consisting of white
drilling, white pant?, Irock and dress gingham coats, hunting shirts.
Also a few handeome Parametia frock coals, with pants to match.
Per Pro A. S. RUTUVES.
Houston, July 22, !B41. july 22 d&wlf
NOTICE. I hereby give notice thai Archibald S Ruthven
N my legally authorized agent during mv absence from
this Republic. CHARLES POWER.
GalveMon, 14th July, 1841. jo'. 17d&wif
VOM.vlElt CLOTHING A small assortment. Ladies',
O Gent's, Misses, and Children's shoes. Cologne water.
genuine. Fancy soaps. New silvei pocket combs, and other
fresh goods, just received and for sale by
ap20 J. SHACKELFORD, Jr.
ORSE COLLARS. 1 dozen horse collars, just received
and for sale by jnnea .i. SHACKELFORD, Jr,
LIQ.UORS Consisting of Whiskey, Rum, American Gin,
French Brandy, (a'-s'd brands,) Holland Gin, American
Brandy, Claret in casks and bottles, French Wine, Madeira
w me, just receivea aua ior saie oy
UGAR. 2 hhds. La. brown Sugar, just received and lor
saleby jnne S J. SHAUKliL.KiiKU, Jr.
MOSQ.UITO netting, clothing, &c. 12 rolored linen mos-
quito bars, mosquito netting, gentlemen's summer coats
and vests, suspenders, spool cotton thread, flax thread, mixed
cotton half hose, ruled, letter, and fools-cap paper, quills, furni-
ture, prints, writing ink, cupboard, chest and pad locks, pear,
Een, and pocket knives, hempand coilon wrapping iwine, past'
lacking, f-c. &c, for sale b) J. SH CKELFi RD, Jr.,
may 18 Corner of Long Row and C.mgress si's.
MANILLA ROPE, &c 10 roils Manilla Rope, asvorted
sizes, G dozen bed cords, 20dozen hempaud cotton plough
lines, received and for sale by
jnne 2 J SHACKELFORD, Jr.
MEDICINES, &c. 20 lbs. English Calomel, tre-h, one bbl.
Epsom Salts, one bbl. madder, &c, just received and for
salebv jnne2 J. SHACKELFORD Jr.
barrels American brandy, just received and for
may 4 JSHACKELFORD. Jr.
SHOES. (i cases of ladie's and gentlemen s shoes, b'nts,
&c, consisting of ladies' prnnelle boots, seal lace shoes,
prunella foxed boots, strap shoes, morocco bno's, prunel-
ia and kid slippers, ties and straps; gentlemen' lasting and
lined brozues, kip rnd calfskin shoe, bmsans and pumps, and
a good assortment of boy'ii shoes, just received and for sale bv
may 18 J. SHACKELFORD, Jr. '
OFFEE.AND FLOUR. 20 bigs green Havana cotl e
'11 Dols. snperhpe family Hour, lresi, for sale bv
m-vlR J. SHACKPrFOnn, .
1C Bbls old Whiskey just received and for sale cheap for
) cash.bv J M ROBINjsON.
rpuBACCsJ. Jesse Hare's brand, Myers' brand, ass'd qual-
X ities. Stout's brand, &c., segars. For sale bv
ap20d&w J. SMACKELFORD, Jg.
VIOFFEG - 10 bags Havana green Cotfeejust received and
J tor sale DV apuuit-w j. onnun.r.i.ioau, jk.
C" OFFEE, 50 sacks Havana, just received and for sale by
Tnlv 20th. F. GASSIOT.
Kj July 20th
SUGAR AND TtSAS. Brown Louisiana, strictly "pi ime;
Imperial and Gun Powder Teas, for sale by
July 20th F. GASSIOT.
QUlIMntl SUGAR. An invoice of HHD bfanliful Sugars for
Jj Family use and Bar Rooms, just received and for sale bv
july 1 ; F GASSIOT.
NEGRO GIRL WANTED.- -A younglikely Negro Girl, a good
house keeper and washer. None nrcd apply unless well re-
commendtd. Apply to J W CRUGER, Telegraph Office,
NOTICE. Robert Watson, administrator of the estate of Hugh
Gray, lias filed his account in the probate court, and notice is
herebv jiivcn thai he will apply at the next term of said court lor the
anoroi al of the said account, and for h-? discharge.
jjm 26 dtf by his Att'ys. in fact, ANDREWS & SWAIN.
DRY GOODS. A small assortment.cotisistingof linen and
cotton drills for pantaloons, Pongee and linen hai dker-
chiefs, cottonade, brown cotton half hose, blue drilling, ticking,
and i general assortment of American prints, just arrived and
tor sale by jane 3 J. SHAOKELFORD. Jr.
The Life PilSd, and Phcuix Bitters.
A NUMBER of the following certificates, testityingto the
immense benefit that individuals and families are deriving
from ihese important medicines, have not heretofore been pub-
lished in this country.
LIFE PILLS AND PHffiNIX BITTERS,
ARE A CCRK FOR
AGUE & FEVER, PILES, RHEUMATISM, AND
GENERAL DEBILITY UP TEE SYSTEM,
AND IN ALL CASES of costifecess, dyspepsia, bilious
or liver affeciions, asthira, 'sell'ed pains, obstinate hrad-
aches, unheillhy appearance of iheskin, the sickness incident
lo females in delicate health, every kind of weakness of ihe di
geMive organs. And in all general derangements of health,
the-e medicines have invariaoly proved a certain and speedy
They are invaluable in a southern climate, where ibe system
becomes enervated and relaxeu, as ihey will restore vigerous
health 10 the most relaxed constitutions.
A single trial will place the Life Medicines beyond Ihe reach
of competition, in the estimation of every patient.
The General Agent fur Texas being desirous of introducing
thefe invaluable medicines to universal use in ihis Republic,
will make extracts from the Medical Manual, a book published
expressly to disseminate the testimonials given in their favor.
Letter from Mr. William Parker.
New York, 7th January, 1837.
Sir I hav long suffered from general debility and prostra-
liorr of strength, and the diseases and inconvenjences consequent
upon and incident thereto, and the increasing celebrity and pop.
uiarity of your Lile Pills induced me to procure a box .ind I
tried Ihem more in the hope than Ihe expectation that I should
experience any benefit trom ihem for I had been (most scien-
tifically) "through many a course of meduine," which only
seemd 16 increase my malady bv lessening my strength. But
how agreeably was I surprised at ihi- i-ff-cr of your truly woa-
derruf" .(: Restoring Pills!" I have taken but two boxes in
moderate doses, and am already ano her man in feelinjr, if rot
in appearance; my strenalh is restored, and with it my spirits,
which were much depressed; ray sleep is sound -ind relreshing;
my appeiiteisgood, (ihough lb lieveihai isnwirj more to the
use ofyourPhenix Bilters tht,s the Pill-) and I think, with the
blessing ol Heaven, by the ue of your medicine, I shall long
b spared and enabled to ihank you for its discoveiy, and 10 re-
commend its use 10 my lellow sufferers.
With ureal re-pert, yours, &c,
WILLIA .1 PARKER, 176" Sullivan street.
New York, September 0th, 183G-
Letter from Mr. N. Butler.
New York Mills, March 29th, 1838.
T.'r Moffat Dear Sir I have u-ed your medicinr in my
familv for some mor.ths. and have rcreived great bnefit Irom
- it :f. ..J . (.1...I .1 n,rrli..r .Tl ll.lllcS f ll!.c
111 esperlr IIV llljr Wlirnuu till"' w....0...v-. .... ...........
! ceen in a decline for three years. Since she commenced u.ing
yonr medicme she has entirely recovered and Is now welfani
nearly, u mis win oe 01 auy ocivitc m ju, jrui
topubliSfcH. nespecuuiiy, yuuia, -' TjTrrTija
.. .1 '" r 1 I-
tetler from Mr. Warren PcUersott. -
LockporvNovemberOTw, 1837. . .
t w n -Mfts. near Sir Asa remarkable 'instance' of
the vi'rtue'an'd efficacy bryourUfe Pills end Phenix BittertJ .
in restoring lost health to the ainrcteu, uas VStu,i . 1"y.T
ily.Ideemit a duty I owe both toyonrself, and the POWieJ to
,,!,. .v.. r,,i,.,.;. ,i.,i iKrc cnrR-rimr under similar err
cumstarrces might perchance see this and obtain a remedy i
season to presere them from a premature grave.
Aiy wile has been afflicted Willi tne liver compiumv uu s t
eral debility for upwards of three years; and Tor the last tnree
months she has not been able to walk across the rOOlh'. Alter
trying various medicines prescribed by different physicians,.
which gave ner no renei, sne was given up as incui"c. .
hie ciinatinn sh was pradnallv failin?. when T hannened 10
call upon your agent in this village, and he gave me a copy' of
the Good Samaritan; the perusing of which induced me to IrY
yonr medicine, although I had but little hope of her receiving
any benefit Irom it. The effect was surprising. Before she
Koi taken nnc bottle of Bitlers and one box of Pills, she was so
far recovered as to be able to accomplish most of her bouse
work, without assistance. 1 oms, 1
Letter from Singleton Wilson.
Shelby County, Kenjucky.
Air s.r,.7Sir l was attacked with a most violent cutaheJ
mil eivpuon ; mv lace, hands, arms, ankle?, arldjeet suffered
most, llicragh other pot tionst ol my bady were diseased As Ihe
appearance of this eruption strongly resembled an aggravaied
case of poisoned tkix Irom a vine fn this cou. try called Poison1
Oak, I applied the lemedies usually resorted 10 Ior that com-
plaint; they however produced no salntary'effect, and the dis-
ease continued to rage until the approach of cold weather,
when it gradually commr-ncea aying, ana Ultimately Disappear
ed. Every summer since tnen, this disease has assailed1 me
with unmitigated violence; my face has often been so inflamed? '
that I wjs unable to see, and other portions ol my body present'
ed ihe highest and most painlul appearances ol cutaneous injia-
malton. I have been often lor weeKs unable 10 leave my bouse,
and during the hot seasons I suffered unmitigated pain. Per
haps lew have sulterea ionnepasi $n years more man 1 nave,
and vou may therefore imagine that I have not tailed to use'
every remedy that has been recommended to me from a re-
spectable source. Such, in truth, istbefacu Ihavebeen ireated-
over and over again for this disease by the-most learned pbysi-
lians in ihis country; and all without eflect, save a momentary
re-pite, from copious oieeaing, 10 wnicn 1 nave oiten neen com-
pelled to resort, or wear out lor the want of sleep; my general
healih, in consequence ol rnisaisease, nas oera greatly injured,
and I am inclined to believeltiat a few more attacks of it would:
uave brought me to my grave.
I am however.sir, happy to inform you, that in July last yonr
medicine was recommended to me by icur friend Major
Wheatly, of Louisville I soon lound myseir much improved,
and in less than a month-' every vestige of the dieasV'was re
moved ; mv general-health is also greatly benefitted. It would
not be amiss, perhaps, to mention that, although subject lo Hheu-
malism, I have been entirely free from it siace t ued yeme Life
rius ana irueiiiA omeis. j vwf ujj..cu iuicu, wu ,v. u.
man of my age, being in my GCih year, I am in good health.
Theneir summer I-will test the efficacy of your medicines
funherm my case, and then you shall hear from me csain.
oiauuii uu Tru.ouxi.
Letter from Eli Thomas.
Salem, Ohio, 20th, 9 mo., 183?.
Friend W.-B. Moffat: One of my daughters became afliic'ed-
wiih a cough about a year ago, which soon led to all the alarm-
ing symptoms of consumption.' She was reiluced-quiie low in
a tew necks, and nothing seemed to afford her any relief. I
was almost discouraged, as the diwias.: wa-.one wnicn is gene-
rally considered incurable. Od using-some ot thy Life Pills
and Phenix Bilters, however, we-discuvered, to our joy and as-
tonishment, that she began to' recover; she took about a'table-
spoonful of the Bitters at a time, and a Pill every evening, and'
in ten days was on ner leet again; anoiiiaoout rotrr weeKs was-
restored to perfect health, and still remains healthy.
Another daughter of mine, who has been afflicted wilh-an'ia-fiama'ory
rheumatism, and who had been fur two or three weeks
under the doctor's hands, has been cured in the short space of
one week, by using the Life Fills and'Phcnix Bitiers.
Thine, respectfully, EU THOMAS;
Leilerfrom Elizabeth Thomas:
Prospect Hill, Newark,
To Mr. Moffat Dear Sir : I take this opportunity erf ad- -
dressing these lew lines lo you, which jou are at liberty .to use.
in any way you ihinK proper, t or a long time past l nave oeen
afflicfrd with a nervou affection, and I was so reduced as to
have no hopes thai I- should ever recover. I bad been under
the caie ot an eminent physician fur many mouths but sfilL
gelling worserI applied-io a dot lor ol great nutcrieir in Biotd-
wa) , who staled that he was the only man, in the TJ..iied Staies
who could cure me; jiut. his charges efng enormous, and 'my
son constantly urging'me ia.trv-your"Life Pills, 'I determined
in do so. I commenced tajsfng ihem, tut did not place any con-
fidence in their efficaiy; judgof my surprise at finding injselfj,
when I hid taken only half a box ot Pills, able to turn myself"
in bed, which .had not been able lo do for several months pre-
vious, niibout assistance. When I had taken iwo boxes. I uas,
as I am nowrin perfect bealth, and not in the least troubled
wiih my late complaint. To ihe public I would.earnes.ly.., re-
commend your Liter Bills as superior lo any other- medicine" E
know of. Accept, dear sir, the best wishes of xgreailul patient;
for your healih and prosperity.
Yours-respectfully,. ELIZABETH THOMAS.
Letter' from M. Cummings. ,
Mr. Moffat Sir; I have been much afflicted with bilions
complaints foi several years, ai.d rush of blood tor lie head, -.ud
at times unable to attend to my business, f ronld gel no' per-
manent reliel un'il I made use of your Pills and Bitters. I now
enjoy perfect health. I have also made use of your Pills, and
Bitlers in my laniily, with the most beneficial results.
Yours, &c., M. CU.mMINGS,
9G Sixth Avei.ne, Nlw York.
Letter from the Rev. Robert Smith.
Baltimore, Jan. 10th, 1837.
To Dr. Moffat Dear Sir. I feel ii a dmy 1 owe to tb; public
and yourself to place al your disposal a case of a somewhat
novel character, in which your "Life Pills" have perlormed a
cure that no other medicine I know ofcould have effected. It
is asfol.ows: Abont the last nf June ult., I was poisoned by
the flowers of "Kalmia Latifolia," and again in October follow-
ing by an application applied to th- lop of my .head, which lam
convinced contained the "Kalmia." In bulb cases a violent
nervous prostration was the consequence. The latter case was
exceedingly violent, and of Jong continuance It stemed at
times that my nervous system "was entirely prostrated; so much
so, that I was incapable ol any aclive exertion for some two or
three weeks. These symptoms, I am satisficd,could have been
produced by nothing else but poison. My appetite and health in
all other respects were usually good.
Three does of your "Life Pills" have restored me to lull
health and vigor. For two weeks before taking ihem, I could
neither sing, read loud, walk fa-.t, or use any ki. d oi exertion ;
no w I can sing by the hour, read al ihe lop of my voice for -a
day, and 1 was going lo say run a mile; no. exertion has lbs
slightest unpleasant effect. I consider your "Life Pills" the
best medicine of which 1 have any knowledge, and I "would not
be deprived of ihem for any consideration.
Yours, truly, ROBERT SMITH.
Letter' fron Joseph Badger.
Dr. W B Moffat My DearSir: When I wrote toyonon tie
sub'ed of sending into this region of country a quantity ol your
Lile Pills nnd Phenix Bitters, my wire was in a low declining
stale ol health having had the a id of some of onr mrst respect-
able physicians; yet she continued to decline, and was unable
lo rise from her bed not more- than twa hours in a day, cntil
she began ihe use of yonr Pills and Bilters, about ihe20lh of
June last. She very soon recovered to a state of heallb.'better
than she had enjoyed fcr ten yetrs before, and is still in good
health; and in her advanced age, over sixty years, is 'able to
take care of her family, t find the operation and effects of
your Pills on my old wornoul system, now 83 years, the best I
have ever tried. I believe their general use has been peculiarly
I think, Sir, from the blessing of Heaven already manifested
in the use of your Life Pills and Phenix Bitlers, jt may be ex-
pected that a continual and extensive rise uf ihemVrill call forth
ibe gratitude of thousands and tens of thousands.
Accept, my dear Sir, the sincere regards of your sincere
friend, JOSEPH BADGER-
Plain Wood Connty, Ohio, Jnne 6tli, 1839.
Letter from Isabella A. Rogers.
Mr. Bradford Sir: In regard to W. B. woffat's Life Pills
and Pnenix Bitters, I can truly say, from experience, ihey are
the bsst medicine 1 have any knowledge ol. Incredible as it
ma appear, I have for eigbt'monlhs scaieely been able to walk
across a room, one month could not feed myself, had ihe attend-
ance ot the best ol physicians fur months, once and twice a day,
have taken Patent Medici es as far as directions wonld permit.
Aho a celebraled D.wtor's piesuripiions, all of-which has been
a course oflhe greatest pe-ssverance I wa capable of. Y I I
will write the symptoms ol ray d'seas. For ten years 1 have
suffered with a nervous aflvction in my head and free; a pi e
as large as a band in thg left side of my back, conuetiing me
shoulder described ; a sensation of soreness, trequeiillv b'Came.
as co.d as iriife had departed. Iu July, 1838, in coilsequeuce-
of overdoing:, taking a hard cold, I was seized wiih a numbn-ss-in
the sys em, raininess, flatulency, pain in ihe head, votauuus,
appeti'e, and al limes defi lent appetite, great loss ot musrular
power, pain in the left -ide, also in Ih&sbuulder and arm to ihe
greatest ex tnt, palpitation of ihe heart, great dislress in the
hiek. srnawinir. in the stomach when emptv. nressnre atler mejl.
amounting to almt'rtsuffjcition.striciureacrtiss thebreau, soret
throat ; alo a tickling, attended with a convulsive co'ngfi, spit-
ling of purulent matter, night swcals, cold feet and hands, Ictid
breath, costiveness, piles, loss of memory, affection of sight and.
hearing, mzziucs, ue.umsv, me luiua oecume rtespjninri
other disagreeables not mentioned, which caused g'eat weI
ne-s, & 1 happily, and can truly say, thai by the blessing of
Heaven, -name restorative prope-mes oi ihe Ule fills and
Phenix Bitters, I am restored t hvllh, which ao.ntr.er mrdiV. "
untr could d-i Yours. Ac. ISABELLA A. KOGH.W.
East Lyme, Conn., May 6th, 1839. Turn over.
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