Brazos Courier. (Brazoria, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 42, Ed. 1, Tuesday, December 3, 1839 Page: 1 of 4
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COUNSELLOU AT LAW
BRAZORIA COUyTY TEXAS
CAN be consulted in caes governed by
tbe Spanish common Ian- law of l.ind ten-
j.to. atiil lo ncrc.itaria per-onally or by
IlUpp (post pnil) at his residence in llnlivnr.
rt-Tl.c old settlers of the four colonics
of Austin whose original titles maj be ques-
tioned cm account of measurement or other
ciu'j can have his ach ice gratis b) statins;
Bolivar November 20 1539. j
DR. J. WILSON COPES having j
permanently located himself in East Co-
lnmhia tenders his services in the various
brauches of his profession to the citizens
of the place and vicinity. Ho can be
found for the present at the residence of
Mr. Marv E. Bell.
May 1st 16:50. 13tf
THE undersigned have associated
themselves together in the practice of the
la iv under the style of '
SaivyT 5 Ttnhintson
F. A. SAWYER OSce atBrasoria
TOD ROBINSON do Houston;
April IS 9 tf
John TF. Harris & E. M. Pease
ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELLORS
WILL attend all the Courts of
Brazoria county the District
Courts for the counties of Matagorda
Colorado Austin Fort Bend and Har.
risburg and the Supreme Court of the
Republic. " June 4 1839 lGt
L.UTHER M. SHREVE
Attorney $ Counsellor at Law
WILL practise his profession in the
uonrts oi mo 'i .muiciai uistrici.
Office at Brazoria.
JUayH 1839 IStF
Dissolution of Co-Partnership.
THE Co-Partnership heretofore exist
inr between the subscribers under the.
firm of "Waller & Mastcrson is this day
dissolved by mutual consent.
The business of the said firm will he set-
tled by Edwin Waller to whom air those
BQchted will please make payment; and
base having demands against tho firm
will present them.
THOS. G. MASTBRSON.
.Velasco July 12 1839
Dissolution of Co-Partnership
THE co-partnership heretofore existing
between the subscribers under the firm of
Hall k Smith is this day dissolved by mutual
The business of the said firm will bo settled
by B.H. HalL. Those indebted will please
make payment when they get ready and
thoie nating demands against the Cruiwill
present them. . H. HALL
' P. W. SMITH.
East Columbia Oct 29 J839 w3
.iS Dissoltttion oWartnership.
jTHE-rorparrnership heretofore ext
: . . 1 .
V iig'at Velasco under the firm and styte'ef.
jxvxipwara ce. nyou was inssoiveii uy huiji-
- i consent on toe sotn 01 Apni last. w
' Allpersons indebted ti said firm are
reqsened to make payment forthwith to
nrfiUm&rniM'-- - !?W&tt4$Vtf cautioned apanist paying ertherortlittB Whoe'er awrbnve ittiem w-ll -ci
School foi Females at Velasco.
THIS institution will be opened for the
ensuing; session on tho first Monday in
For RcRilinsr Writing Arithmetic
and other English branches per
session of five mouths - S'5 00
For the French & Italian languages20 00
For Musi.; on the Piano - 20 00
Good board can be bad at from twenty
to twenty-five dollars per month.
The trustees have engaged the services
of Miss Elizabeth Wakker as principal
of said school who from long experience
in teaching together with a fine educa-
tion makes her every way qualified for
the. station. i-TTho trustees will have a
strict regard to the management of the
Branch T Archer 1
fTm 11 Jack
Mhos J itreene
W D C Hall
H N Walcott
Wm R. Smith
MoIey 1 looker
Phtlo Hoadly J
Velasco August 11 IBS!)
THE pnblic are respectfully informed
that this Hothl is now open for the ac-
commodation of boaidors.
Families and persons desirous of spend-
ing the summer months on the pea shore
will find tho situation of the 'Archer House'
not surpassed by any on the Gulf of. Mex-
ico boiug but three hundred yards from
the sea bench which affords most delight-
Travellers will find an excellent STA-
BLE and well supplied with coin and hay.
Every attention will ho paid to the Comi
fort and accommodation of visitors.
RATES OF BOARD.
37 50 per month )
10 50 per week Current money.
00 per diy.
Tho above are the charees for board since
the opening of the "Archer House" under the
.control of the subscriber ; anil any person
who has represented the charges as being
crcatcr.have Anon-m? icilfilt and maici-
ovsly lied. PHTKR MAC GREAL.
Velasco J uly 30' 1330 2Jtf
For the Adjustment of Claims against
AUSTIN CITY 'TEXAS.
THE public creditors are respectfully
informed that the Subscriber has commen-
ced the business of Agent for tbe Battle-
ment of all accounts and land claims a-
gninst the Government.
He will also attend to the funding of cu-
j dited paper and Idnd script to the trims-1
ler ol stock to the settlement ot interest
on the fiinJed debt &c. &c.
To tbb relatives of deceased soldiers
within the limits of the Republic or cUe-
where he will grive .correct information
from the iecord'5 of the War Department
and of thoProbate Courts of the disposi-
tion which 'has been made of their estates;
of tbe administiators that hae been ap-
pointed ; whether tile successions have
been left open &c In instances tfhere
frauds have been committed by adminis-
trators and where letters of administration
have been granted to persons who had no
light to claim them steps will be taken to
recover the property for the rightful heirs.
Since the first organization of tbe cov-
croniem XUC Buuscrmcr uas ueeu cmpioycci
as a clerk in the various departments and
.1 u :. I l.-"- I 1
Jus long experience in the auditorial
branctie3 and tnorougn acquaintance mm . ti pn;j ror
the laws affecting the rights of claimants j Also oiie other note maHe by mo in tho
enables him to promise bis clients a prompt spring 0ns38 in favor of Thos. A'. Here-
adjustment of their claims. fdr( lor 16(j ctJ-OOO 'the consideration
al.it. r. iiiwirauw.
N.B Office in the Capitol.
must be post-paid.
Mirabeau B. Lamar President Republic.
Hon. Asa Brigham Treasurer
Hon. L. P. Cooke Secretary of Navy
Hen J- Birdsall Hon. Henry Smith
Jas. W. Simmons Comptroller.
Gen T J Rusk Hon I. W Burton
Hon D S Kaufman Judge E W Cullen.
Hon J M Hansford Speaker H. of Rep's'
. .Vxiasco. . '
Gen TJJ Green Hon B T Archer
BnASOKiA Hon B C Franklin
Sk-A5tomo Hob J N Seguin Don
JosaJ!4itboio PadiljRf f t
'' MlxikvkK Hen A QHortnn Hon.
Ira X Lewis Gapt D Davis D Baker.Hon
Silat Diasmore jr MjlC De'Moree.
" AastM;City. Oct 1- tit S4 tf
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8UPEEIORAMwrtpeat r uv
(TEXAS) TUESDAY DECEMBER 3 1839.
Male and Female Academy".
THE subscriber would inform tho
citizens of the county of Brazoria
and tbe public in general that this a.
cademy is now open under bis superin.
tendence for the reception of scholars ;
and he flatters himself that fromjliis long
experience in teaching in the Unitsd
States ho will bo able to" give general
satisfaction to those who may please to
favor him with their patronage.
Tarms of tuition are as follows:
For Reading Writing Orthography
English Grammar Geography
Ancient and Modern History
Drawing and Painting Intellec-
tual Arithmetic upon the induc-
tive method of instruction nnd
Common Arithmetic per quartor Slo
Philosophy Botany Astrono-
my Geometry Trigonqmetry
Mensuration of Conic Sections
superficcs and solids Surveying
Algebra and Book-keeping $20
Scholars will bo charged from tho
time they commence ; and deduction.
made only 111 case oi sickness. (
Every attention will bo paid to the
morals conduct and deportment of the
O. ROWLEY Principal.
Brazoria Nov. 26 1S39 41
General Agency at Austin
THE subscriber offers his services to
the pnblic as a General Accent for the pur-
chase and sile of Lund 'and Land claims;
and the location of Land claims.
Having resided at the city of Austin
from its origin and being well acquainted
with the local situatiou'of all the lots as
well as the whole tract of laud on which
the town is located ho posseses consid-
erable advantage in the way of investing
funds for those who may be disposed to
become interested m tho new seat ot gov-
crnment at the sale or lots which lakes
place m Rotcnibcr next. To persons
who may entrust funds to his care for in -
Yesiuicui. 110 jiioiiii5c;s ;i prompt uueuiiou
to their business and a fatrict adherence to
He h.is now 5n hand and for sr.le S.S00
tcrca oi !:nd c.rt the 1 riiiity er oppu-
bitc Fort Houston.
801) acres near Trinity river adjoining
the Musiang Prairie. " . !
Two Leagues' and Labors fronting on
the Gandaloupe river 40 miles from the
city of Austin and near the town of Se-
guin. One Laguo and Labor on the San Eer-
tinnl Kolniv tllifntrn nfflnn Filinr
Several small tracts in-the iuimediate
vicinity ofthe city of Austin.
Several eligible building lots in the city
a i iT..in.nti r .i io;m rrr.ar;n.
itlDtr V Ilf i. 11 JLJ11U V.IlUU -M-
descriptions and sues.
J. T. Benedict & Co. Houston Tetai.
Hon D. G. Btnnet (Viec Pres't.) Austin.
Hon E. Waller Gov't Agent Austin.
J. AV. Copes. M. D. East Columbia.
October 8 1839 31 tf
ALL persons are forwarned against
trading for two notes of $500 each drawn
by myself in July 1838 and made paya-
ble to Jeiemiah Brown. Said notes were
given for one tenth of a quarter of a league
j of laud wbicb said Brown bid off at the
rrouate sale 01 nioirre xienry aeciiana
to whicu he canuot majj0 a coar me nn
r mi;-i i. rn;iid.
THOg. J. GREEN. 1
Velasco Sept 15 1838 . 82 cw
Tannery Boots 'and shoes.
THE subscriber icspcctfully inform
the public that he has opened .
Jl TrfJV Yj9RD
in East Columbia where he is ready to
manufacture Leather for the accommoda-
tiou oftbosowho may find it convenient
to call on h'tni. Also 'all descriptions of
Bc&ts and Shoes
will be manufactured to owl er. ffHdo
and -Skins taken in exchange for Boots
Shoesraod tanned Leather. "
East Columbia Aug 13 1839 2Gtf
I placed in the hands of Charles L. Du-
Tocher. (as his reeoipt will show; on tho
SOth of January last for coilection three
notes-drawn by Orwkda Wark in my
favor eats ol'S&OO due 1st of January
Jast.laiMUwo of.$250 each due 20th days
ef HV and Augustjast. Tbis is tOBOti-
fy'th pib ictfiat the above notes are still
Three Hundred Dollar's Howard
XAS MONGY. will bo paid bv tbe
snuVr for the apprehension and debt cry
in tnwtowii of Bruzoria. of the followim?
natned persons who broke jail in ferazorm
on tho night of the 3d inst.
William H. Butler
a man about six feet high of Jyht complex-
ion round shoulder' and rat!i r inclined to
stoop; had on a light drabovorcoat.
a man abo'it five feet oisdit or nine inches
nigh black hair and whiskers.
The above reward will be paid for the two
or $150 in Texas money aud all expense-
for the apprehension and dehiery toxhe sub-
scriber of either one of them.
R. J. CALDCR Sheriff.
Brazoria Nov'-l 1039 -JElt
Veiasco & Galveston Stagc
THE public are respectfully informed
that a Stage will be ready at all times to
carry passengers from the Brazos to St.
Louis or "West End GalvcMou."
The stage wjll Ieae Velaico with pas-
sengers going on the steam pttrkets and
he at St. Louis (in tho arrival of tho pack-
ets to carry passengers from Galveston to
Travellers and persons destined for the
City of Austin (row seat of government)
will find this route shorter and speedier
than from any other point on the Gull'.
Beside tho advantage of seeing the richest
and finest portion of Texas Travellers!
will find on the Bra.os greater facilities
for viittug anv partof the ulterior.
PETEit MAC GR.E.VL.
Archer House )
Velasco. Sept 10 1F39S 31 rf
THE undersigned having been appoint-
ed by the Honourable Probate Court rf
IJrazoria rounty Administrator oftho Es-
tate of Thomas A. Hereford dei-easei!
1 iieroby notifies all persons indebted to saitl
estate to make immediate payment ; and
' th03e hang claims againn said Estate
arc requested to present them withiu the
time niCiCribed by law.
I'ETEU MAC GKEAL.
Adm'r Estate of T. A. Hereford.
Brazoria October 23 Jftt') ";?
Tho Administrator of ihe above men-
tioned estate will he greatly obliged to anj
porsou having papers beloniuto the late
Thomas A. Hereford by fenvardieg theih
to Alessis. Harris & Fcaai; Brazoria.
THE undersigned bavinc been appoint-
ed by the Honorable Probate Court of
I lli1.l" . r .T 1 tc t t rf tin Ii .n l.ln n t
V .- V
James Cpliiniworth. docoased ot.ee is
ncby K'o to all persons liaunr c.ainu
against said estate to present duly au-
thenticated and those indebted will malc
immediate payment to the subsCfiher. or
to .Messrs Jach & Townes Attorne'.-s at
Law. THOS. r. MeKINNEY
Adm'r J. Colliuswortb
September 10. 1830 SOif
THC subribcr having been appointed
by the Honorable Probate Court of F.rnzoria
county administrator on tho Estate of Fran
ois Adams deceased hereby gies notice to
all persons having claim' against siid sue
cession to present them duly authenticated;
and those indebted arc requested to make
immediate pamcnt to the subccnbei or to
Messrs. Jack& Towne attcrnevsnt law.
THOMAS F. McKlNNin
Adm'r F. Adams' Estate .
''September 10 1330 ' 30tf
The uudersigued lips been appointed
by the Honorable Probate Court of tho
county of Brazoria administrator of tho
Estate of Joseph Ritcboy dee'd aud bore
by gives notice to nil persons havicg
claims against the estate to present theiu
dnly authenticated and thoso indebt-
ed tn said estate willT(niako immediate
payment to tho subscriber or Messss.
Jack & Toivncs Attorneys at Law.
' Adm'r Estate J. Ritchev.
Sopfr 10 IC3D. ffi-tf "
THE undcisicned havinjj been appointed
by tho Honorable Probate Court of Brazoria
county amiuiiiistrator on the Estate nf
James V. Fannin dee'd notice is hereby
given to all persons haing claims against
the said estate to present them' properly au-
thenticated ; and those indebtedarc request-
ed to make payment immediately to the
subscriber or'fb iUcssrs. Jack i: Towues
Attornies at Lau 4 T
THOS. F. McKIKNET
Adm'r J. W.Fannin.'
September 10 1839 ' 30tf "
SOME 'time during the past summer
the'sadertiRued loaned a pair of Saddle-j
feaxs&e-trly new with pockets ou the
GEiV. HOUSTON AT AUSTIN.
FromfL'e Austin City Gazette. -Gen.
Houston arrived in this city oni
Monday last 12th Nov. to attend thci
session of Congress of which body hi
j is a member. Ho was met about threo
' miles from the city by n large escort of
cavalry cammrmisu by Cols. Burleson
Golightly and Schuolfiuld and on hi3
arm al was greeted by a salute of 21
1 he Hon. Axsox .Toxrs. wbn wnt
deputed by the citizens "at a public'
uiueiing 10 welcome oen. rlouston to
our city upon meeting him delivered
the following -varm and eloquent greet-
"(7ci. Houston : The citizens of tbo
town of Austin and others from the va-
rious parts of t!ie Republic assembled
there at this time jpprtcioting your
dt-linguishcd services in b-ihaif ol your
ac opted country have appointed us to
express to you their sentiments of high
persom.1 regard to greet you with
their best wishes on your return to
Tevas and cordially to welcome your
arrival at the new seat of Government
of (he Ilepublic to which place your
duties s the elected Representative ot;
San Augustine county have called
"I take great pleasure sir as the or.
gan of this committee in the perform-
ance of thus duty ; and in tbe name e
your fellow citizens and friends 1 bid
you a heai ty welcome anSong them.
"Your swordand the exercise oi your
talents have as the world knows and
acknowledges largely contributed to
the establishment of that free go'crc-
ment nnd that practical independence
which under the blessing of God wo
no iv boast of enjoyiug aud to tbead-
vancement of that progressive improve
ment Lv which we have been euablcid
so far to overcome our national foes
and all other obstacles 'as to establish!
the Capitol cf the Republic itself on
what a few months siuce was a wil-.
derness and the very frontier of civiii-.
"As the long and faithful friend
Texas in all her adversity as the skil-
ful and successful leader of her armies
during the glorious campaign of Sari
Jacinto which gave 'to her a final vic.
tory over an oppressive and ahnosc'
"As the first elected President of tho
nation during whose dililcuit and ardu-
ous term of service' her free andFen
iightene'd institutions were 'originated
and happily established
As an individual who in every sta-
tion public or. private possesses our
first and highest affeclfoii and esteem
I bail yo'ir approach to this new city
with the sincere conjiratulations of her
citizens and in their name' I bid you
again and again a most cordial weU
To which Gen. Houston responded
in a brief but impressive manner
thanking his fellow citizens for thir
kind reception and assnrwg them that
he was always readj to support the best
interests of the Republic.
The public "dinner which was offered
him by the meeting has been accepted.
A Like of Txcidi:vt9.. Antonio
Eexaria has been a Mexican military
officer under Urrea and was at tho
storming of San 4uan d'Ulloa ; was"
suspected of treason and imprisoned ;
was released by the Governor's daugh-
ter a beautiful crcaturejof cighteen.who
fled with him carrying off with her a
large quantity of jewels. She died in
Texas and he nearly died with griet
for her loss. Ho started off through
the wilderness'; was set upon by a '
band of bravadoes and left for dead but
died not; and aficr much sufiijring
reached' Galveston; embarked as fire
.jnan on board the steamboat Cuba; was
wrecked and cast ashore by the waves
almost dead; recovered and was taken
to New Orleans by a steamboat ; ship-
ped as a deck hand and arrived at St.
t.oais Missouri without friend or mo;
ney an intelligible language or any
Ijnowledgo ofthe customs of this coun".
try; slept in tho street nnd was fined
t one dollar for so doing. U. S. paper.
Several arrivals at Galveston froai
New Yorfc hae reccntlv brought out
upwards of one luindrod families of
German emigrants who' i.iteud seU
yltlr j- a colonv rs'on.ow!iore in tho
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