Brazos Courier. (Brazoria, Tex.), Vol. 2, No. 10, Ed. 1, Tuesday, April 21, 1840 Page: 1 of 4
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Published once a week at Five Dollars per annum rpayable in all cases in advance
BRAZORIA (TEXAS) TUESDAY APRIL 21 1810.
This paper is printed and published every
"JPucibr by It. L.. VBmJat five dollars
per milium in advance'.
Advertisements inserted at two dollars per
square often lines for the first insertion and
ono dollar for ench continuance Longer
opes in proportion Jo advertisement con-
.eidercd loss than a square; and should the
number of insertions not be endorsed on tho
manuscript they will bo continued until
.Otherwise directed and charged-accordingly.
f7-Circnl:tr Cards Obitnary Enlojr'c?
annotinr.iqg Candidates or any publication
adynncin-r privato interest charged as ad-
Tertisemcnts. fk?Articles of a ner.'onal nature will be
.rhan-ed double the usual price of adver-
ti'cment'. 05"Jn Work &c. to be paid for when
the work is done.
f7-Tnjcas money received at thisjoffice at
the usual d'fconnt "only.
ftSl-ettcrsnddrped to the editor (post
paid) will nipet with prompt attention.
GEORGE E. MAURY
Attorner & Counsellor at'Lawj
"WILL nttenI nil the Courts in Brazoria
Comity the District Coi:rts in Matajrnnla
Colorado Fort Rend and Austin and tho
Snprenu; Court of this Republic. AH btw-
iits intrusted to his care will receive the oust
rompt a tennnn
limzi f i a March 2-1.
Tiik partnership heretofore existing
under' the style of .I.ck & Townes
is dissolved. The unfinished business
will receive the joint attcutiou of the sev-
War. H. Jack
P. C- Jack
R. J. Townks.
Brazoria March 2 1840 3-tf
AVm. H. Jack & R. J. Townos
WILL continue the practice -jf law to-
gether under the style of Jack fe'Towsw.
War. H. Jack "'"
Ron. J. -TftWMJS.
Brazoria. Marbh2d. 13-10. S tr
C.OUKSELLOU AT L.AW
BRAZORIA COUNTY TEXAS
CAN be consulted in case? jrojerned by
the Spnnish'coiiinmii law laws of land tort-
ure and lex nmreatoria personally or .by
letter (post paiil) at his residence in Bolivar.
fJeJ-The old settlers of the fonr colonies
of Austin whoe original titles may be ques-
tioned on' account of tueasiircmcnt or other
cause can have Ids advice gratis by bating
Bolivar November 20 l?33.
THE undersigned have associated
themselves together in the practice of the
jaw uudcr the style of
Sawyer $ Robinson.
' F. A- SAWYER Office at Brazoria
TOD ROBINSON do Houstou.
April 38 9 tf
JoJm TV. Jlarris & E. 31. Pease
ATTORNEYS AND COUNSELLORS
"ILL attend all the Courts of
Brazoria county the District
Courts for tho counties of Matagorda
Colorado Austin Fort Bend and Har-
risburg and the Supreme- Court of the
-Republic. June 4 1839 lGt
I$THER M. SHREVE
Attorney 6f Counsellor at Law
WILL practise his profession In the
Courts of the 2d Jndicial District.
Office at Brazoria.
May 14 lfe39 IStf
rJ. F.REON ATTORNEY AT rLW
havinjj removed from Texas to the
'I.Inited States has. left E. M. PeAse
Esa. of Lrazona his special and gen
eral attnrnev both in fact-and at law;
. rt with charge of all his books accounts
. y. business &c. ; and said Pease will in his
' "absence act for him in all business mat-
S - ?terj the' samo as though he were person--ailr
present. "" J. FREON.
tV kBrazoria. Nov.9. 1C39 6m
'- THE -public are cautt.bnei agawrt
drawn by; MortimerV Rbbpftebnv Win)
yifiriith and Wigginton payV
Idejto the.. BuWriber asr the?8aae hu
never- been;traiferred bV meif ?f
AMfH "r: fiy..j
'Male and Female Academy
THE subscriber would inform the
citizens of the county of Brnzoria
and the public in general that this a.
cademy is now open under his auperin.
tendencc for the reception of scholars ;
and he flatters himself that fromjhis long
experience in teaching in the United
Slates he will he able to give general
satisfaction to thosn who may please to
favor him with their patronage.
Tarms of tuition are as follows:
For Reading Yriting Orthography
English Grammar Geography
Ancient and Modern History
Drawing and Painting Intellec-
tual Arithmetic upon the indue
tive method of instruction and
Common Arithmetic per quarter
Philosophy Botany Astrono-
my Geometry Trigonometry
Monsnrntion of Conic Sections
superficies and solidsSurveying
Algebra and Book-keeping
Scholars will be charged from the
time they? commence ; and deduction
made only in case ofsickncss.
Every attention will be paid to tho
morals conduct and deportment of tho
O. ROWLEY Principal.
Brazoria. Nov. 26 1839 "41
L.av Books for Sale.
THE subscriber Jh'as just received aud
for sale a Ip.w copies ?
Civil Code & Code of Practice
AND F.JJJST VOt-UMK
condensed by) B. Harrison. r:Ordcrs
for Law Books and Stationary will'iqect
the earliest attention.
Brazoria. Oct .21. 1S9 ' " $ 4m
$30 (Texas money) Reward.
STRAYED from the subscriber a-
bout two months ago a Alaro Mule av
bnve the ordinary size and color be-
tween red and brown black mane
thick cropped anil readied lriirchrtnil
somewhat long a black streak of hair
behind lho fore legs in the middle and
range of tho saddle girth. 'When last
seen she was between Crosby's and
Brazoria and had.a short niece of rope
halter hanging from ihc nork. The
above reward andjall reasonable chargl
rs will be paid tp whoever .will return
her to the subscriber at Brazoria.
July 29 1839 2.:jtf
Town of Lpfayelic.
THE town of Lafayette' jsituatcd
on the East bank of the Colorado river
about thirty or lorty miles above the
city of Austin the new sent of govern-
ment and opposite the mouth of the
Sari Saba. The land (one third of a
league) n the head right of the under-
signed who is owner of three leagues
adjoining the same. The grat Nation-
al Road from Red river to Neuccswill
probably cross at 'this point and run
up the San Saba.
The surrounding country is well
timbered is well supplied with springs
of the purest water and being in '"north
latitude between 31 and 32 dogrces
ofTers to the cottoii planter great in-
ducements to invest.
Lafayette is situated about the pro-
per distance for the next county seat
above the city of Austin. Titles in.
. By reference to the undersignpd at
Austin or Maj. Saml Whiting at Hous-
ton or John Harvey at Bastrop any
information desired can be obtained.
Tho lots in tho town of Lafayette
;wiljbe .exposed to sale at auction in the
Vitylfof (Austin sometime daring the
nextsesiion of Congress; u tt
Settlements .will' probably continence
the eMuiniWu. ' ' i' ttn
'wis i b.i sci t$f JOHN JARM ANj '
Aug 2911839 29$f. t .'Proprietor.
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ditlriianthMticatad;'r-andr those indebt
edliWveftte jriUjtWkOi imortdiate
a am .i:
The jmdersigned has been appointed
by the noporaible 'Probate Court of trie
county oXrafeorril'admihistr?Ttor of the
TEslate'ofJSsjphRitcheyrdec'd; and here
by 'gfves tfotij 'to alj pcrso)if having
Slaihi'eiwinil.'ihe state up .pTescnt them
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Laws Of the Republic.
To provide and establish t le Warehous-
ing System in the Por s of this lie.
Sec. 1. Beitonacled y the Senate
arjd House of Representatives of the
Republic of Texas in congress assem-
bled That the Secretary of the Trea-
sury be and he is hereby authorized
and required so soon as may bc to
provide good and sufficient warehouses
in the ports of this Republic in which
goods wares and merennnafze may be
warehoused and secured without pay-
ment of duty upon th'efirgt entry there-
of or for exportation in conformity with
the revenue laws.
Sec 2. Be it further enacted That
all goods entered to be warehoused;
shall be carried to the warehouse undor
the caic or with the authority or per-
mission of the proper ofljcer of customs
and in such manner and by such per-
sons and within such spaces of jimo as
the ..said jQfiicer sjjall authori7c permit
Sec. 3. Re it further enacted That
all goods which have bpe.n warehoused
shall be duly cleared cither for expor
tation or for home consumption with
one year from the date of the entry
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fulor the Secretary of tho Treasury
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to order the Collector of the port where
such failure may take place to adver-
tise and sell at public auction by giving
fifteen days' notice in some newspaper
If any be printed at such port or by
some other public mode all such goods;
and the produce of such sale shall be
applied to the payment of the duties
wherchouse rent and othci charges
and the overplus if any paid to the
owner or proprietor of such' goods if he
be known; if not tn he put into the
Treasury to the credit of such owner
or'pTcpritTtOTv . "
Sec. 4. lie it further enacted That
if anv nnds. entered to ho warehoused
lc lost or destroyed by any Onavoida-
be accident cither on ship.bord or in
the landing or shipping of the same or
In the receiving into or delivering from
the warehouse it shall be lawful for the
Secretary of the Treasury to remit or
return the duties paynble or paid on the
goos so lost or destroyed.
Sec. 5. Be it further enacted That
in case-any embc-zzelmcnt yaste; spoil
or destruction shall he made of any
goods or merchandize warehoused in
warehouses undor this act through any
wilful misconduct of any officer of cus-
toms such officer shall be deemed guil-
ty of a misdemeanor and shall upon
convicti'-n sutler such punishment as
the court may inflict provided that the
shortest term of imprisonment shall be
one year. The importer consignee or
proprietor of the goods and merchant
dize so embezzelcd wasted spoiled or
destroyedsholl not he liable to pay any
duties on such goods and merchandize
so embezzoled &c; and if such officer
be prosecuted to conviction by such
importer consignee or proprietor of
such goods or merchandize so embezzs
eied &c such damage as. he mayljnve
sustained shall be paid and made good
to him by the Secretary of .the Treasu-
Sec. C- Be'.it further enacted That
all goods and merchandize required to
be removed from the warehouses for
consumption.or for exportation shall be
removed or carried to bo shipped under
the .care or with the authority or per.
missiop of the proper officer of customs
and in such manner and within such
spaces of time as he may.direel and
all goods not sojremoved shall be liable
to confiscation and forfeiture.
Sec. 71 Be it further enacted That
upori'lhe entry outwards pf any goods
or inercnauuiic iu uc c.iutvi uu
warehouse-to parts beyond the seas or
to'the placp from which they may have
been imported before a permit shall be
granted if the amount of duties has
been paid the person. in whose name
thef ame be'enteredshall giye security
by bond in quad rupie' the amount of the
duties with sufilcienfsecurltv that such
goods shall be ddly-sbipped and expor-
ted and shalbejlapdr.d atthe placefpr
which they lieritered' outwards or Oi
inervvise accounieu iur 10 mo ttiK3iuv
ibill netkwfci:ltny person rto
uiercui unieus uiu oeurcinry ui uie'sori' sepenue pucii. iiiiu uijnut uuj
Treasury for good and sullicient can- goods and to make such lawful altcra-
ses extend the time which he can do tlons therein or arrangements thereof
three months longer; and if any such I as may be necessary either for the
20ods be not so cleared it shall he law-1 preservation of such aoods or inHrder
entcr tiem for exportation in any shii
or vessel of a loss burthen than forty
Sec. 3. Be it further enacted That
all goods v.archouscd shall be stowed
in such njanner as that easy access
maybe had to every package or parcel
of the same and in case private ware-
houses should be used the occup'er
of such warehouse shall attend and
cause the storage to be made as afore-
said and if he oniit so to store the same
he shall for every such omission for-
feit the sum of ten dollars; and if any
goods bo taken out of the warehouse
without due entry of the same with the
proper officer of the costums the oc-
cupier of the warehouse shall be liable
to the payment of the duties due there
Sec. 9. Re it furthor enacted That
if any goods or merchandize watohous.
cd be fraudulently concealed in or re-
moved from the warehouse the samo
shall be forfeited; and if any importer
or proprietor of any goods warehoused
or any person tn his employ shall by
any contrivance fraudulently open the
warehouse.orgain success to the goods
oxecpf in the presence of the proper
ol'.icer acting in the execution of his
duty such importer or proprietor shall
forfeit and pay lor every such offence
the sum of one thousand dollars.
Sec. 10. Be it further enncted Thnt
it shall be lawful in the warehouse to
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to the sale shipment or legal disposal
of the same provided that such goods
be repacked iu the packages in which
they were imported and that all the
operations shall be performed under the
inspection of the proper officer of cus-
toms end the importer or proprietor
shall defray aH'expcnses attendant
Sec. 11. Re it further enacted That
whenever it becomes necessary to un-
pack separate and repack any goods
or merchandize for reason of damage
and where a pait of sucli goods or mer-
chandize he found in a" perfect and
sound state it shall be lawful to make
iip packages of the sound and perfect
goods; a ud in all cases where duties
may have been assessed and collected
olf of goods or merchandize in their
sound and perfect state and it shall bo
found that from accident or from the
perishable nature of such goods or
merchandize u portion or part of thejii
oe damaged that the general value of
the whole of them shall be matarially
effected if the duties should have been
paid on their value in a sound mid psr-
lect Htnte it shall be hwfu) for the Col-
lector of the custcjnti to appoint apprai3-
ers to estimate aud appraise the dam
age or injury sustained or to appraise
and estimate the
which remain in
value of the o ids
a perfect state and
condition or in such condition though
not perlcct and sound as shall not en.
tirely destroy them and render them
worthless then and in all such cases
the Collector shall furnish to the im-
porter or proprietor of such goods and
merchandize a statement setting forth
minutely the change and variation of
such goods as also their then appraia-.
ed and estimated value; on which state-
ments so made by ilie Oqlleotor it
shall be lawful for the Secretary of the
Treasury o refund and pay back to the
importer and proprietor of such goods
theexcess of duties paid; that is the
difference between their sound and per-
fect" state and that of their damaged
condition; and if the duties have not
been paid it shall be lawful for tho Col-
lector to lew assess and collect the
duties on such goods on the amount of
their then appraised value; provided
that in all cases w-here parfof .a pack-
age of merchandize be damaged and a
part perfect and sound the damage and
Injury shall only be estimated upon the
part injured and shall not be estimated
generally upon the whole package.
Sec. 12. Be it further enacted TJiar
in all cases where there may bo parts
and portions of packages of morchan-
dize damaged it shall be lawful to un-
pack sort separate and repack: the
"sound ana perfect 'portiorjsj and the
duties shall be levied und assessed up-
on them in the same manner a would
have been had no such damage to a
porlj.on occurred; and if die damaged
' Do'rlion of ' such merchandize be iotully
worthless jlhcn and inthat.cnse jt shall
be destroyed; but if any portfori of it
San be used'' such portion shnll.be ap-
praisno aniu amies ibticu uiUJcu ui.
cerajng. W the' ugpratsed .value-fcanu J
such duties shall be paid by the import
ter or proprietor before they be deliver-
ed to him.
Sec. 13. Be it further enacted That
it shall be lawful for the Collector off
customs to except the abandonment foe
the duties of any quantity of tobacco
coffee pepper pimento cocoa and alsn
of any whole package of other goods
and to cause tiie same to be destroyed
if totally worthless or to sell such
quantity of totfaccq coffee pepper
pimento cocoa or of the contents ot!
such whole packages of goods as may
he considered proper to sell anil place
the proceeds thereof to the credit of tho
revenue and make returns of tlje samo
as provided for all other collections;
provided always (hat such sales b
madq by the Collector al public auc-
tion and alter ten days' notice thereof
shall have been given.
Sec. 14. Be it further enacted Tint
for the delivery from the public ware-
house or stores ij shall he ncessary to
present to the public store keeper
or proper officer appointed a permit
from the Collector or Deputy Collector
specifying as particularly as may be
the goods to be delivered; namely
the number and f description of tho
packages whether trunk bale chest
box case pipe hogshead barrel keg
or other denomination of package what-
ever with the' mark and number o?
each package as near as may be the
contents thureof also the name of llwj
vessel in which they3wcre imp.orttd
the name of the master port or place
from whence she came and that tho
duties thereon have been paid or that
they are about being exported and thft
name and class of the vessel on board
of which they are sq to bo exported and
the name of the master or captain of
such vessel; and no goods wares or
merchandize shall bo delivered by the
public Rtoro keeper or other officer or
the customs appointed therefor without?
such requisite written permit nor art;
lessthe dcscrlplion of jjsuch t goods
wares or merchandize agrees with tho
permit; and tho form of all permits fotj
the purposes of deliveries from the pub-
lic stores shall be as follows: Port of
v To the keeper of the pub-
lic warehouse: I A. B Collector ci
tnc Port of do certify that (hero
tile name .of the owner or consignee)
has paid the duties on merchandize
contained in the following packages in
conformity wi It an cntrymade of this
date; which merchandize was irnporteil
in the (vessel's name denomination
master's name and port from which
she arrived.) Permission is hereby
given and you are required to deliver
thesamu viz: (here particularly insert
the mark number and denomination of
each packag". aud as near as may he
their contents noting those articles that
are to be ci'her weighed guaged or
measured.) A. B. C-illectort Whim
the merchandize required to be deli-
vered from the public stores i for ex
portation under the benefit of draw-
back it isjosi be expressed in the par-
mit; und the name of the vessel her
class andjthe name of the master must
be expressed und also the port of her
destination; with all the pirticulara
and specialities in the description of tho
puclcagosim:irks nurpherjand contents
as herein before provided.
DAVID S. KAUFMAN
Speaker of the House of Ripr'sv
DAVID G. BUUN'ET '
President of the Senate
Approved oth Feb. 16-iO.
MIRABEAU 15. LAMAR.
The Steam Boat Constitution.
BEING purchased for the purpose will
now ply regularly between tati Luis an'l
Columbia touching at Valasco Crosbys
landing ami Brazoria. The Constitution
has been fully over hauled and extensive
repairs made iu the Engine department
her hull is staunch and strong being built
of locust aud ofTers a safe and speedy
conveyance to the inhabitants of the Bra-
zos and to the public Forengajjcments or
Freight or Passage appiv ou hoard or to
JOHN NACB & Co. San Luis.
Feb. 17th 1810. ' tf
QCliarleston Courier New Orleans 1 1-
canucaml N. Y. Courier anil Inquirer will
insert tbcj above advertisement three tunes
and (forward their accounts to J. Xabb & Co.
Sau Luis or this Oiftrc. n
A Youmr Gentleman who i qualified
to teach thu Latin Greek Spanish and
English Languages is desirous ol a situa-
tiou as Teacher. He would 'prefer to be
Tutor in a private family. Mndeiato sal-
ary required- Unejcec ptionahlo refereiicas
given. Direct (Post pah)) or apply to tl
Editor of the Gpuiier or to Pr. Co'JQ
Columbia. . s-f
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