Matagorda Bulletin. (Matagorda, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 7, Ed. 1, Wednesday, September 13, 1837 Page: 1 of 4
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"WHERE LIBERTY DWELLS THERE IS MY COUNTRY.-'
JIIATAGO'RDA WEDNESDAY MOUSING SEPTEMBER 13 1837.
Will be Published every Wednesday Morning.
Five Dollars per Annum in Adrancc.
J. V. J. Xlr.US dllar and Proprietor.
Advertlctr.ents of 10 lines and under first insertion. 1 .00 '
sequent insertions 50 cent. Liberal arrangements made with
tliojc desirous of advertising by thejear.
IX rutting forth our slcct.wcarc anare that the public w ill
look for a preface explanatory ns regards our location precnt
vien s. rrd future prospect. Before w c proceed to enumerate sonic
On- of i hi manv advanlarcs w l.ich our location so eniinentlj pos
secsnnd w l.ich n c think call for the speed rtahlil.mcnt ufa
prc we would remark that without claiming for oursches a
greater port! in of disinterested feeling than falls to the lot of mm
kind in general we believe pro&i iiiut accrue to onreho from
publb'iing and not less to our p-uronsirom rcaaing - mai nmicu
is for our interest to print many mil through the information we
hope to communicate Jeme equnl benefit.
Tciaiis!.illlinher Infancy but while in l.er cradle she lms
crushed thei-erpcnl What then maj Mcnntnnllcipatc fiom l.r
Jlcrculevi prowess at maturit ? Her territorj is as cxtciiMve a
that of Fratieeher climate the climate of ltal her mineral
iicbciwillbc found to urpa tlioe of all Uurojc ami in her
f natural fcrtilit of soil s! e cm challenge the w orld for a compai i
ton. Poscsin; such mighty resource- for what maj she not
liope. xi hen it is remembered" that these resources are at the com-
mand of and to ic developed by. the Anglo Saxon nice!
Thegroar.d upon winch we found our hopes of Mrcc in thi-
puMtcstiun -l a knowledge of ccrmn fact" and a com iction in
our on n mind of the ini T.table results to w l.icii tl.ee nut lead.
The Bay of JIatarorna. bring at the extreme of tl.e grcit nort!.
west lndof the Gulf of Mexico and affording a Iiarlor for ec.
unequalled by anj tolhe south or wcof itmut nccc.iri! be-
come the great commercial emporium of an immense extent ol
country diverging from tri roint r-t an n:lc of at least nintlj
degree. and extending toward" trie interior iuiuu uai-.m. ui cum
zatmn The articles which niav be produced in this citonivc ic
THE subscriber having purchased tint large and
commodious Establishment lately occupied
by Messrs. Goodwin &. Alfnrd takes this inr-tho'd of
informing Ins inends and the public generally that
the Establishment is now undergoing a general and
thorough repair and that no piins or expense
will be spared to render it as comfortable as any es-
tablishment of the kind now in Texas. His table
will be. furnished with every thing that the country
can afford; he also intends so soon as possible to
uakc arrangements to lime forwarded from New
Orleans regular supplies of
Provisions ami Groceries
of all kinds .suited fur a Public House. He is also
having filled up a splendid BAR which will be fur-
nished with the most choice
Wines. Liquors and Segars
and in fact nothing shall be wanting on the p.irt iT
the subscriber that can be procured to render ctc-
rvcomfortto those who may finor him with a call;
and he hopes from his assiduous attention to busi
ness to share a liberal portion ot public patronage.
Matagorda August 2 1S37. 1-tf
N. 15. The subscriber ui.-hcs to hire four or five
good IIousi: Serva:ts. for which liberal wages uiil
be given. 1). E.
Kro-ii the Cinchinall Cazettc.
South Hanover (Ind.) July 0.
"I set down in Instc to give vou some account of
From the Lynchburg Virginian.
Hundreds of the present generation "have protTa'-
bly never heard ofthe heroic firmness which this dfs-
iinsnishcd woman displayed .in injunction with
ilircc noble hearted British officers in order to ev-
a scene the most terrific and apptllmcr I havccicr' . ..?. "lstand from a Woody death;
. - - ' I .. ll.'ll i-tr. .
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existing under the
THE coptrtnershij) heretofore (
firm and stvle of Belkxai S
this div been dissolved by mutual consent. .1. T.
BELKNL'Al' being dulv authorised to settle all the
fion If -Tnolr.t -t at. tnu9l 10 trom 11 1" IK1-. -iou in -i .i-(v ii-n . c . r i i t
nor. y no lea . i at. mu.i ' . ...... h lemncc ni lirt firm rmiiiKC e nnrenn uti n Kti.T n nr-
a i. f-rtt..r. nnp. mil ttoiii.ri tlielr liunureds ""-" - ' " - .... .. it 0.7 w.. nitv.uii.ii u ut
iwriftntr nnd the Co'orado alone w ill li-ouuci thcii
of thousands bales of cotton -La llacca.Vaud.id tlic Cuada'oupe
San Antonio and Medina their ment thot.and each -nnd when
it ico!iide.-ed that n thitbrt-id field large qiiantiii of oil cr arti
des ui.t be produced mid tUt the product of tl c at mineral re
jjion cannot naturally flow rough am " 1' nsr' 'it the
fl.er ami en per from Uie nrnli- of ian - ba i.t p.-' 1 rough
3lauzordi.suli.at the import- must of iicc- bcru-ci!ciim
with toe ritmrl. anJ when weconUer tl e pioitiifoi's papulation
vhich this tegim is capable of furtaining in a condition of alUn
r.c an J comfort unurpaseii. ut.riuai:iJ ciMin l.ere c Icok at
tlie fuuiri- with a hope a stiff rambling tm'l'ntc of t ur.jw
lath of nnlir) reward and uf Ul ing ou. taiun wlt.1 proilt t
our patronr which c'iers 1110 the attempt
If any onndoubt the teaslbilit) ofitrawlog inn irine irom me
Caidilojpe and San Autonu nvers to the Hay c Matagorda we
asihia) ta remember ihalsr.sil r.oadnny.atd irijmfcifjiyl
ronstrucled from the lay 10 Ileiar; and to rcmcmIr.-iU.othat the
tar affords Itvo feet of water mote than any harbor bcinpeat!i..
andTaranlco; andtl-ata ship nay be constructed 10 carry a cargo
SCfStl-SSS'tSi'! eQvUcwfrcnthila) u I'Mropt aij if
e te a man pofseIng faci.itlr ealiatleVif atprtcialln; tbVrrsulu I
wblri tfce2 cauw" mct produce hn double will mustccasr
IVeltopc lo contribute our mite to f-.cdeiclopcmeni of tl e re-
kO'jrcet of Tens by dicmlnatiug u'eful information a know-
!rd;e of thcrrozraphy and topography as well as ofthe laws r.nd
in'hui!on of tic roci.tr. U'c shall ir.alc it ojr lusnes lo
seeV. oat r.nd pub!.-! ercr thing which may be ucful to emigrant"
Knd those w isliing to emigrate. In our pc:itlr's n e take the broad
ground of the-eii( cf ihrtmitr) fir cur quitU: will adncatc
cr ueesurc which to cur mind will I avea leidenc to advance
1I1U interest ard a rrn!iiielt oppmc every rucasu-e which e maj
t ir.k roatiary 10 t 1. iaic.rti ..II lucal petty per i"nt nciitlerl
csclien and oId onreelvc aloof from their degrading inticences.
With these vie . vc hope to rereicthit pitronaccwe are lie-
terojned.lf honPi-t induslr atonctc wantibg to merit and doubt
not weshall be supported in our endeavour by all wl.o have the
true pro'perity cf Tcia" at heart.
lining claims against the same to call and settle
Ihcm without del.iv. rs the business must be closed.
.IAS. T. BELKNAP.
iVitagor.h. August 20 1S.J7. a-tf
witnessed! O.ir village that yestcrdiy was pcr.ee-
Itil and ciieprfii is now in ruins. Yesterday eve-
ning about G o'clock the heavens wore the appear-
ance of a coming storm and in one hour a most fear-
ful tornado burst upon us sweeping over our village
in negation (tl.tiugu praised bo a merciful God.
not in death.) The scene wss terrific beyond my
power ot description. The hoarding housa here
has the whole of one gable end torn out. Mr.
Young's store a substantial brick building is a heap
of ruins Dr. Mathow's house is taken off at the
eves the house in which .Mr. Bishop lived on the
hill is torn to fragments one end crCol. .Morrow's
houso is torn to the ground Mr. Chevcr's house is
torn lo pieces the college roof is riddled and the
wing lccl almost with the ground and about one
Hicd Powers of Europo for the second
iuno overran France and overthrew forever the Na-
poleon dynasty. Lavalette wl.o.Iikc the chivalrous
antl undaunted Xey bd rendered himselfpeculiarly
ohmiMoiu to the restored monarch bv his zeal in tho
sen ico of Napoleon was sentenced to be hot and
... ..rccrcti irom mo tale which befell tho
less fortunate Xey hy-tIU lero;srn aIld alrecl;oriof
Ins devoted wife. It will he seen bv the following
extract from an interesting article in'a recent num-
ber ofthe London New Monthly Magazine descrip-
tive ofthe Lunatic Hospitals i France that the in-
tellect ofM.-.dame L-ivaleite sraduallv sunt.nnt-
withtanding the success of her plan and that .-he h
now confined in one ofthosc asvlums. il ifnim r.
eillOIirlpcmnlnl.. r t.. t - .- .. .
' ". "J'eiiciiimseiidicdsomctime
sills arc carried away; all the furniture and the pro-
fessor's library arc totallv lost. Mr. R-nW n..
pied the house fortunately there were none of then;
at Home. J no new steam saw mill is destroyed.
I hesc arc but some of the princip-il losses: some
en or fifteen other buildings dwellings out-houses
hops &c. 'arc destroyed. Trees of all sizes and
kinds arc lorn tin and d.isheil tn ntnms 'i'i .
. .....- aihh; aLU
TjTEfAVJXG been appointed Adninibtratorand Cn---
ralor by his honour Silas Dinmore. Judge of
one- i .. -
fourth ofthe eastern wall ofthe main building yi ' S ' mm -Vears of cxile from h
scattered over the earth-Professor Nilcs' house is I-0'" " Iaraoeu' anti Permitted to return:
lorn up from its very foundation the vcrv floors and . 'T pnval MaFsons Saute on the
..y . i x 3 Wlcrc ow residC3 a illustrious
patient whose beauty madness has not faded for her
disease ot mind is gentle and calm and took its rise
fro-n the excess of affecliomtc concern heightened
by terror. This ia Madame Lavalettc whoprocu'r-
ed the celebrated escape of her Husband from pri-
son. Having engaged by her persuasions and en-
treaties Sirllobcrt Wilson Bruce and Hutchinson
to aid Lavalelic's flight to a place of safety she was
permitted to enteritis prison the evening before his
l'robite uotirt. m
having clmrns r.giuisl said succcs'on to present
tiieni duly authenticated torpaxmtnt within the
time prescribed hyliw or they will bo barred:
and r.ll persons indebted to said succession will
make pi-uncnt-to ihn subscriber without delav.
ANDREW MITCHELL. '-
Administrator and Curator.
.Matagorda September 4 lS37r G-tf
but few Ir-iildings in the place especially in the
northern and central narts of it. whom nil !
important tuildings are that arc not racked and . j?""0 llIs 1ar ''as a'dy cut ffT.-s-a prcpara-
ihfracmru's.1 . 8'otine; Jic fled in the -sg . f ! '
mo succession oi JUtt. j "" "ijareu- ..-iit-uis are covered wi;iitrasni"u's.
This is to noi fy all pers-ons- This was tie work of ccrMinlv !i4 tli.in flv. mi
nutes yet wontTcrful as it appears amidst the cr.jh
of falling buddings the fury ofthe bursting temped
the peals of thunder and the livid glare of IMitnin'
noi a so-.ii in yiijovcr or its yicmywas cithcrj.i;
DUTIES OX HOUSEHOLD FURXiTURE &c.
As tbere Lap !een heretofore oir.e doubt among persons intend
i-.glo cmisraleto Teip cbout tl.e Duties on Ilo-l'ebold Furniture
r. we have tl ought it advisable for their information to publish
tie following from the Clh section of tlioTanlTof 1S3G. nlucli
caue are informed Ly the Collector of the l'ort of Mata;orda
iisti'! in force.
"ll poods ware and merchandise imported by sea or land bj
any emigtant or cmigrnnts such as implements of husbandry
household furnrure nnd utrnstl-t proision and .torr and cicr
tlecription of machinery intended for the use of taid emigrant or
emigrant.' and not for fale: and all public properly of any kind
w batterer expressly and knowingly imported e.r introduced for
the use ofthe i-oie-rnnx-nt of Texas (except sutler's stores-'" Ic
loi-gm? to the same) or wheller cxpre-.ly and Kuoningly intro-
duced and imported for the ue ofthe nrmy and navy thereof: nnd
all bacon pork bread stuffs nrd lumlcr for bui'ding. thall le and
the same are hereby declared free of all duty during the war "
.?fiRKCrin trUfcA Duties err payable All sums of $100 and
under cash. All 6nm over $1011 and not exceeding SoOU three
months credit. And all sums alovc S500 three ami ix months
credit; to he diiidcd intntwoequal amount" and secured b Loud.
with two good securities satisfactory to the Collector.
Administrator and Curator's Xoticu.
rSTIHE subscriber hating been dulv appointed Ad-
- minislmtor and Curator of the Succession of
DANIEL DEUBOW. deccastd Notice is hereby
given for all those indebted to the said succession
to malfc immcdijte payment: and all who liaie
claims against the same to present them duly nu-
tlicnticatcd lor adjustment and liquidation.
Administrator and Curator.
Matagorda August SO. 18IJ7. 5-tf'
THE LATE KING OF GREAT BRITAIN.
The Lontbn Morning Chronicle has five columns
as a hiograpiical sketch of Wu.f.rui Tun Foirnxn.
lie was boa on tho iilst of August 1705. At the
wife's dress. His heroic wiL wasbii'T'v- )ropci.-
ed and threatened by the governor. . I .'.jr pr?o'..
and her nervous awie'.y lest Lavalcltt sLcild be .v-
taken of which she was assured there .i.iHDod.-mbU
iPvat she ncrer-afWc mM
Icct gradual gave way and she Ins resided .):ne
)carsiiithisiIaisonanxiouslyittcn('- I Lavalettf
is now dead but her silence is never L ikcn by any
event: she valks often in the gard ;. and oluck"
the fiowcrs.or its forhours on thf rrarrk n 3ats bt '
age of 13 ho was a niidshipinan. and though the snuiie;er-P"aj and" has not ujcn h.-ard to-nr
of a King (George 111.) he was kept on a footing
with the other midshipmen. Under Admiral .Rod-
ney he was in the fbet which in 1770 captured the
whole of a Spanish convoy. Eight days after he
was in a serious fight with the Spanish fleet under
the command of Don Jinn do Lankan. The resi.
immimstrator and Curator's Sale due of his time as a midshipman the Prince served
ffiiJi irtucofanordcrof the Hoii.theProbito. in in the Wcstli
MTU! Tiir f llO .fltttllv nf Atnl'irrrtr1-i it-ill n r-l.. I
.. .w. ...w w....j v.. .lUIIIIIIUdj lll l'U- SKJlllf
on fcdturday the ldiii of September next at the
Court House of said county a quantity of Movable
and Personal Property consisting of one-third ofj
the Lighter loin Paine some Cows and Calves and
othermotable effects belonging to the succession of
uaniel Dccrow deceased. Terms of sale made
known on the day thereof.
Administrator and Curator.
Matagorda August 30 1S37. r-3t
TUST received and for sale at the Publishing Of-
fice of the Matagorda. Bulletin an invoice ofj
first quality oi Lologxt 1'lorida and Lavendeu
'Waters Extra Superfine Powder for the nursery
:ind toilet Rose Scented Rowland's Macassar Oil.
Bear's Oil a variety of Soak some of superior
quality such as highly scented J oilet soap ofthe
lollo wing varieties: Millclieur Violet Olive Oncn
tal Lavender Vegetable Cinnamon Jessamine.
Bose Vernacular Ceylon &c. The richness of
the perfume together with the real excellence of
these Soaps never fail to give satisfaction. Ellis's
Compound Kreosot Tooth Waii an excellent ar
ticle for preserving the teeth and gums and purify-
ing the breath. Colujibiax Lotio.v an antisceptic
and antiscorbutic wash for diseased gums. Ckkmi:
DEPioisEjfor the skin and lips coloured and highly
scented. Essence op Peiteemixt Seidlitz Pow-
Matagorda August 9 1837. 2-tf
Medicine Chest for Sale
A FINISHED article well filled with Medicines
- containing Scales Lancet &.c suitable for
tamily use. Apply at tins oliice.
Matagorda August 9 1837. 2-tf
Journeyman Printer Wanted
A LSO A LAD from 14 to 10 years of age as an
"- apprentice to the printing business one who
can come well recommended will receive liberal
encouragement enquire at this office.
Matagorda August 2 1637. 1-tf I
npHE undersigned hiving been duly appointci
luiiuiiiMiiiiuis aim inaiutsuI II1C otlcCCSSlon
or CHARLES WJLLSOX deceased hereby re-
quest all persons indebted to the succession lo come
forward and make immediate payment cs it is ne
cessary to close the allairs of the succession; and
all persons ha ing claims against tho estate will
present them duly authenticated in the time pre-
scribed by law or they will be forctcr birred.
Matagorda August 2 1S37. itf
jDFAVIXG obiaincd Letters of Administrationand
-""" Curatorship on the succession of DAVID C.
COLLIXSWORTII deceased this is to notify all
persons haing claims against said succession to
jjiL-seiu mem uuiy uuiuenucaicd within the time
prescribed by law. or they will be barred j and all
...vu .u..u.i.u iu mi- miu isuweiL-asioil. will innk-r in..
mediate payment to the undersigned.
GEO. M. COLLIXSWORTII
Administrator and Curator.
Matagorda August 2 1S37. i;f
A LL persons entitled to Transfers of Property
.. UIU luniter proprietors or
owners in common of the Town of Matngordn-arc
hereby requested to present their respective Certi-
ficates during the current year (and in cases of pur-
chases the notes as evidence of payment) and re-
ceive Titles for their respective lots.
- President ofthe Board of Proprietors.
Matagorda Augusts 1837. l-tf
Indies and ofnhe coasts of Xova Scotn
and Canada. On the Xorlh American station b
served under Lord Keith in tho Warwick when he
captured L'Aiglc a large French frigate. La Sophie
of 22 guns and the Terrier sloop of War oil' the
Delaware River 11th September 17S2. Ho af-
terwards joined Lord Ilcod who introduced him to
Nelson on board tho Barlleur. In 17S3 he was ap-
pointed th'fd Lieutenant of the Hebe frigate. In
17SG he wis appointed first Lieutenant of the Pe
gasus of23gunsand soon after was imde Captain.
and ordered to Xova Scotia. lie then proceeded to
the Leeward Islands and was there under tho com
mand of Nelson. Nelson spoke very highly of him
as an obedient and attentive officer. In December.
17S7. after returning to Enghnd ho was appointed
to the command of the Andromeda frigate in which
he sailed for the West Indies. The 19th of May
J7S9 he was created Duke of Clarence and St. An.
drrws in the Kingdom of Great Britain and Earl of
.Minister in Ireland. On the 3d of September he
was made Rear Admiral ; afterwards ho became Ad
miral ofthe Red ; and upon the death of Sir Peter
Parker in 181 1 he was made Admiral ofthe Fleet.
The union of William the Fourth with the cele"
bratcd Mrs. Jordan commenced in 1S90 and en
dured for twenty years. She was one of the most
captivating women of hr.r time and the King was
very much attached to her. She was ofthe theatre.
By her he hid several children. In lS10theypirted
which gave Mrs. Jordan the greatest pain. His pe-
cuniary embarrassments she says were the cause of
the parting. In ISIS ho was married to the new
Dowager Queen Adclaid As Duke of Clarence
he advocated Catholic emancipation in the House
of Lords and made a speech in its belnlf.
June 20 1830 the Duke became King of Eng.
land on the demise of George the Fourth. Ho was
a man altogether the rcvciso of George the Fourth
and more like his father George the Third. His
course as King is in the memory of the public. N.
word torsoinc years. Her look is sad and lonely
and she seems no longer to feel sympathy with anv
being: a transition from devoted union from pas-
sionate teiKlcrness to the chillnecs and dreariness
of the tomb."'
The Natchez Courier states that a Methodist mis
sionary delegation consisting ofthe Rjv. Dr. Rut-
lerof Ohio Littleton Fowler of Alabami and the
Rev. Kobert Alexander of Natchez are about to
proceed to Texas in order to dispense the sacred
truths of religion. '-We have ever been firmly per-
suaded' adds tho above mentioned paper ''that
the only permanent safeguard for the liberties and
rights of any people is alone trfbe found in tho pre-
valence of correct moral and religious influence- or
to throw aside all circumlocution and to speak plain-
ly what we believe and are assured to be the truth
in tiie prevalence ot the pure doctrines of the Gos-
pel of Jesus Chris!.'
Meteors. The Boston Daily Advertiser has a
notice of a meteor which fell to the earth at East
Bridgewatcr Mass. on the 5th of May between
three and four o'clock P. M. It states that nine
pieces ofthe stone were found some of them still
warm the largest weighing a quarter of a pound.
The whole appeared vitrified as if from rapid cool
ing. The outside is black glated and shining but
within it is grey and full of oval shaped cavities.
The New-York Journal of Commerce adds that on
the 5th ult. a similar meteor fell somewhere in Ver-
mont or New Hampshire.
Saji Patch Octdoxe. On the 9th ull. a young
min while attempting to clamber up the precipice
adjoining the Canajoharie Falls lost his foothold
and seizing at the instant a dry bush which broke in
his hand caused him to fall directly upon the mar-
gin of the cascade. Fortunately ho struck upon Iu3
feet and finding the momentum so great that he
could not avoid going down the falls he made a pow
erful leap (to clear the projecting rocks) and suc-
ceeded in gaining the basin which is 45 feet below
and more than 10 feet from tho line of perpendicu-
lar at the summit. "What is more singular the ba-
sin is only eight feet in diametcrand enclosed with
pointed rocks and precipices having not more than
three feet depth of rapid water to cover tho uneven
bottom and notwithstanding the man escaped with
I very little injury. .
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