Matagorda Bulletin. (Matagorda, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 27, Ed. 1, Wednesday, February 14, 1838 Page: 4 of 4
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TRAYED or STOLEN from the Town ofMata-
north some time in the Month of July last a
Bright MSay Horse with a white J'ace one
or more white Jeet and branded with the letter ft. on
the Left Shoulder about Fifteen Hands high and
eight or nine 1 ears Old. When said Horse went
away he was the properly of the Hon. Ixra Ingram
The 'above Reward will be given for the Horse nnd
no questions arise. SETH INGRAM.
Matagorda November 1 1 837. 1 5 t f
TLMATS Boots Shoes Russet Broganst See. by
-- the Package or Dozen. a General Stock of
Hard-ware Quceus-ware Cut-OUus JJecantcrs
Pitchers Tumblers and a few choke sells of Mora-
vian Guilt plain Sc common China.
J. H. WORLAND $ cO.
Matagorda December 12 1837. 10 tf
JW1IIE copartnership heretofore existing under the
-- Sim and style of Belknap & Scbaktok has
this day been dissolved by mutual consent. J. T.
BELKNAP being duly authorised to settle all the
business of the firm Tequests persons indebted to or
.having claims against the same to call and settle
them without delay; as the business must be closed.
JAS. T. BELKNAP
Matagorda August 29 1837. 5-tf
jl"Y PLANTATION situated at tlie head of
" Bay Prairie at Its junction with the timber of
Cancy. It has upon it a -convenient DWELLING
HOUSE with all the usual Out Houses the best of
Well Water an Orchard of eighty Peach Trees a
GIN in good order which commands a first rate run
of custom and sixty acres under ience.
ALSO A SMALL PLANTATION
With twelve or fifteen acres cleared and under
fence situated on Cancy near the Dcmoss Settle
3 Yoke of Oxen 2 Mules. Apply to
J. W. E. WALLACE
Corner of Matagorda and Cedar streets.
Matagorda August 2 1837. 1-tf
nnHE SUBSCRIBERS having sold their entire
-- Stock of Goods and being desirous to close
their Old Business as early as possible request all
persons indebted to them cither by Note or Book-
Account to come forward without delay and settle
the same as no longer indulgence will be given on
Debts due at this date. HORTON &. CLEMENTS.
Matagorda Oct. 31 1837. 14 tf
Kr We shall continue the GENERAL AGEN
CY &. COMMISSION BUSINESS and make li
beral advances on Cotton shipped to our Friends in
New Orleans. II. &. C.
THE Public are notified not to receive a certain
Note for 200 drawn by me to Scth Ingram
orOrdcrdalcd May 3d 1837 and payable six months
from date as said note has been paid by me and I
hold a receipt of the publicly authorized agent of
said Ingram for the money baid note is the only
one held by the said Ingram against me and any
one purchasing trading for or otherwise obtaining it
will do it in his own wrong as it will not under any
circumstances be repaid by me.
Matagorda December 13 1837. 19 tf
y of Pratt's-superior 50 &. 60 Saw Cotton Gins
a superior article warranted in every respect
for sale on accommodating terms by
S. L. JONES &. CO.
January 10 1839. 23-4t 'Quintana.
rWIHE subscribers have on hand and offer for sale
-- a large assortment of Ready-Made Clothing
Boots Shoes Hats &c ; also Liquors Wines Pro-
visions for sale low for cash or on short time.
S. L. JONES & CO
(KT The Promissory Notes of the Government
taken in payment.
Janunry 10 1838. 23-4t Quintana.
rjIHE Subscriber is authorized to sell a Quarter
- of a League of LAND No. 3 on the West
side the river Colorado lying a little below Kin-
chelocs Cano Brake and originally granted to
JOSHUA PARKER. One fourth of the purchase
money paid down and a reasonable credit given
for the balance. Title indisputable.
Matagorda Deer. 20 1837. 21 tf
A LL persons are hereby cautioned against cut--
ting Wood on land belonging to the subscribers
on Selkirk's Island nearly opposite the town of Mat-
gorda under the severest penalties of the law.
HOWARD & FLEURY.
Matagorda August 2 1837. 1-tf
DR. ADAMSON from Edinburgh Scotland res
peclfully begs leave to offer his seivices to the
citizens of Matagorda and its .vicinity for a short
time. He has also on hand a fresh and well select-
ed assortment of Medicines suitable for warm and
changeable climates which can be sent any distance
in the country with proper directions. (T He is to
boTound at bishouse corner of Fisher and Mobile
Matagorda Dec. 13 1837. 19 tf
TTAVING been informed that one ISAAC E
ROBERTSON has attempted tb delnde the
unguarded by offering to sell a Deed purporting to
be a Title to the League of Land No. 17 bounded
on the west by the Bay of Trespelacios and south
by that ot Matagorda-;
This is to make public that 1 liolil a val'd and
lawful right to that property and that llie Deed pur-
porting tovest a title in said Itobcrtson was fraudu-
lently obtained; that ho had previously received a
title to a league of land as a colonist and that he
has forfeited his protection to the Rights-of Citizen-
ship under the Constitution and Laws of Texas: all
of which will be made to appear if the subject be
investigated. HENRY L. BAIZE.
Matagorda August 2 1837. 1-tf
PRIVATE SALE OF LOTS
IN THE CITY OF RICHMOND.
4TnilERE must be towns little and big- and
- those who have the sagacity to look into the
natural advantages of thosc-oflcrcd for sale and can
see winch the strong plans are will reap a great
harvest; and under the increasing emigration it will
he gathered sooner than the wildest enthusiast ever
dreamed of. '
The .proprietors now for the firstlimc offer to the
public Lots in the city of Richmond which they will
sell on accommodating terms to those who may wish
to improve them. Many of the most desirable Lots
remain unsold as the proprietors have refused to
sell in every instance up to this time except under
the express condition tliat purchasers should im-
prove them forthwith. Five large commercial houses
will be established at this place within six months
viz: Walter C. White Martin & Clow Handy &.
Lusk. Texas: Mastersondt Fisher Nashville Term.;
and James Brown &. Co. New York. Various me-
chanical branches of business are also about being
established and 'tis said' that one or two banks
will be located at the city of Richmond.
The city of Richmond is situated on the west bank
of the Brazos at the foot of the great bend a short
distance below the Fort Bend rapids about 130
miles from the Gulf by water and G5 miles by land ;
and is at the head of steam boat navigation at a low-
stage of water. The site is on a beautiful high
prairie reaching boldly up to the river and which
was six feet above the highest water during the
great flood of 1833. The country from Richmond
to ban Antonio is connected by a chain of beautiful
undulating prairies broken only by the waters of
the ban Bernard Colorado Navidad LaBacca and
Guadalupe. On the south-west the country is open
to the uuli and although sixty miles distant the sea
breeze is felt in all its freshness.
The best commentary upon the health of Rich
mond and the surrounding country is that although
by tar the most densely settled portion of the re pub
lie it never has given support to one physician. Of
the quality of land it is enough to say that the
whole "Foit Bend" was taken up by "the first three
hundred.'1 When our lamented fellow citizen S. F.
Austin first came to this country be requested one
of his companions Mr. Wm. Little who now resides
near Richmond to take a party of men and to as-
cend the Brazos river until he reached the best point
at the head of navigation for a town. Mr. Little
and his party selected the spot on which the city of
Richmond is laid off; and the first settlers having
forted themselves for many years at this point gave
it the well known name of "Fort Bend" or "Fort
A line ot steam boats will commence running
from the city of Richmond to Quintana and Velasco
early in autumn to be connected with the New Or
leans and Texas line of steam packets.
ROBERT EDEN HANDY
President and Acting Treasurer
Richmond September 20 1837. 9 tf
THE subscribers having taken the NEW BUILD
ING on the
Corner of Fisher and Cedar Streets
respectfully iuform the public that they arc now
rcadv to receive BOARDERS. Their BEDS and
BEDDING are of the best kind. Their TABLE
and BAR shall be provided with the best the coun-
try affords. And with the determination to spare
no expense or cxcition to render comfortable all
those who may call upon them they expect a share
of public patronage.
FADELFORD & DEl'EW.
Matagorda August 2 1837. 1-tf
Or STOLEN fron my SADDLE-
BAGS fkNE Note of Hand drawn by Charles Cavavah
pavable from him to James Comett; a Bill
drawn June 4 1837 payable Seven Months after
date and a Due Bill of Five Dollars drawn by
William Jacobs in favor of James Cornctt; also a
Letter of Citizenship.
Head of Bay Prairie.
October 7 1837. 11 tf
fTHHE UNDERSIGNED having been duly ap---
pointed by the Hon. the Court of Probate of
Matagorda County Curator and .Willi-
HiStralor to the Succession of HUGHS WITT.
dec'd and obtained an Order for Sale to sell the
Land Claims of the said dec'd will SELL before
the Court-House door in the Town of Matagorda
on tlie 11th day of December next all the Rights
and Titles of the said Hughs Witt dec'd to one
Third of a League of Land as a Settler of this Re-
public before the Declaration of the Independence
one Discharge for 320 Acres and G40 Acres as ha-
ving fallen in the battle of his country. Terms
of Sale will be on a Credit of Twelve
Months with Bond and approve Security.
H. VANDEVEER Curator
" Matagorda November 7 1837. 15 tf
HAVING been appointed Administrator andjCu-
rator by his honour Silas Dinsmore Judge of
Probate Court in the succession ot JOHN J
HAND deceased This is to notify all persons
having claims against said succession to present
them duly authenticated for payment within the.
time prescribed bylaw or they will be barred;
and all persons indebted to said succession will
make payment to the subscriber withoutdclay.
Administrator and Curator.
Matagorda September 4 1837. 0-tf
FM11IE Subscriber having been duly confirmed in
- his appointment as testamentary Executor of
the bucccssion ot Cyrus K. bharpc deceased and
having received letters testamentary requests all
persons having claims against said Succession to
present them duly authenticated and all persons
indebted to said Estate will please make payment
without delay. EDWARD L. HOLMES
December 6 1837 18 12t
7B1HE undersigned having been appointed "dative
-- Testamentary Executors' of the last will and
testament of IRA INGRAM deceased do hereby
wam all persons indebted to the succession to make
payment immediately; and those having claims
against the same must present them duly authenti
cated in the tunc prescribed by law or they will be
barred. SETH INGRAM
SPENCER H. JACK
Matagorda October 3 1837. 10-tf
Administrator X Curator's JYotice
rTIHE SUBSCRIBER having been duly appoint-
ed Administrator &. Curator of the Succession
of Joseph Hall dec'd requests all persons
having Claims against said Succession to present
them duly authenticated within the time prescribed
hy Law or they will be barred; and all-persons in-
debted to said Succession will please make payment
without delay. TilU. M. HUKE Curator
Matagorda November 8 1837. 15 tf
fWlHE undersigned having been duly appointed
Administrators and Curators of the Succession
of CHARLES WILLSON deceased hereby re-
quest all persons indebted to the succession to come
forward and make immediate payment as' it is ne-
cessary to close the affairs of the succession; and
all persons having claims against the estate will
present them duly authenticated in the time pre-
scribed by law or they will be forever barred.
Matagorda August 2 1837. 1-tf
Repuhlic or Texas coux- The Estate of B. B
TV OF MATAGOKDA. ) BoLINC dec'd.
riMlIE undersisned having been appointed admi"
-- nistrator & curator of the abovementioued Es
tate Notice is hereby given to all persons having
claims against said Estate to present an account of
them within the time prescribed by Law irom the
date hereof to the undersigned with a statement of
the sum or sums due; and the titles and vouchers by
which the same arc established: also those persons
indebted to the said Estate arc requested to make
immediate pavment to the said curator &. admi-
nistrator. ' CHA'S A. BULLARD.
December 11 1837. 19 tf
Adm'r and Curator's JYotice.
rlHE SUBSCRIBER having been appointed
-"- Curator and JMdtntntstrator to
the Succession of W1LLAM MOOR deceased
Notice is iiereby given to those indebted to the said
buccession to make immediate payment; and all
those having Claims against the same to present
them duly authenticated for adjustment and settle
ment. JAMES KURTUNi
Matagorda October 31 1837. 14 tf
frfMi'r ana Curator's JYotice.
THE SUBSCRIBER having been duly appoint-
ed Administrator and Curator of the Succes-
sion of ROBERT D. STEWART dec'd requests
all persons having Claims against said Succession
to present them duly authenticated within the time-
prescribed by Law or they will be barred j and all
persons indebted to said Succession will please
make payment without delay.
October 31 1837. 14 tf
Administrator Jf Curator's JYotice
THE SUBSCRIBER having been duly appoint-
ed Administrator and Curator of the Succes
sion of JOHN CHILDRESS deceased requests
all persons having Claims against said buccession
to present them duly authenticated within the time
prescribed by Law or they will be barred; and all
persons indebted to said buccession will please
mako payment without delay. A. B. FLEURY '
Administrator & Curator
Matagarda. October 31 1837: 14 tf
BY order of the Hon. Sinclair D. Gerrais Judge
of Probate will be sold on Saturday the 3rd
of February the moveable effects belonging to the
Succession of Robert Townsley deceased. Terms
of sale cash if appraised value can be obtained.
EMELINE TOWNbEEX Uuralnx.
January 24 1838. 25-2t
I have appointed Thomas Harvey my Agent and
Attorney and all persons indebted to me oither
by noto or account are requested to make immedi-
ate payment to him. DUGALD McFARLAN.
Matagorda 27th Jan. IS3. xou
Town of Liverpool.
raiHE Proprietors take pride in ottering to Public
Notice the Town of Liverpool situated on th-
Wcst bank of Chocolate Bayou about 20 miles byl
water above its mouth and about 45 from the city of
Galveston and distant 1G miles in. a direct course
from the River Brazos by a route unsurpassed for
the construction of a rail-way;. it is level for th
whole distance being uninterrupted by any unduli
lions perceptible to the eye and more than 3-1 of
it being over hard prairie and each extremity abound
ing in the best and most durable kinds of timber.
The navigation of the Bayou is unobstructed by
snags or overhanging trees and is of ample width
and affords on the bar at its moutb as will appear by
Col. Harcourt's survey made by order of the Go-
vernment of the Republic of Texas an average
depth at ordinary low tide of four feet water and
very soft mud bottom.
That there will be a large importing Sc exporting
town near the East end of Galveston Island no longer
seems to be doubted; that this town must derive its
chief hopes of permanent wealth and consequence
tram drawing to itself the rich productions Qf the
valley of the Brazos is incontrovertible. It is no
less certain that in order to arrive at this end a
cheap and safe channel of commercial intercommu-
nication must bo opened between the two points.
A bare inspection of the map of Texas would go far
to satisfy the observer that the Route bv the
Totcn of JLirerjOOl the larger portion of
which is already accomplished by the hand of Na-
ture leaving only 1G milcsof land carriage possesses
advantages superior to any other yet offered to pub-
The locality of Liverpool has long been considered
perfectly healthy and abounds with copious and de-
licious springs of water within the actual limits of
the Town. A steam boat will run weekly between
Liverpool and Galveston and a steam boat is tl
building for that trade.
In addition to the advantages mentioned abovei
the town tract as well as a larec body of land ad
joining abounds in large pine cedar and white oik
limber and a large saw and grist mill is now in ope-
ration within the limits of the town.
The town has bren laid off in a tract of about 740
acres of land fronting exceeding one mile on tha
Bayou and the same distance on the prairie and i
divided into thirty-two shares which aro offered for
Sale on reasonable terms.
A survey of the Bayou nhd Chocolate Bay hs
lately been made by Mr. William 11. Hunt who con
firms the report made by Coh Harcourtand report
two good channels one running to the West and
the other to the East end tif Galveston.
Wm. T. Acstev will hereafter reside permanently
in the town and will act as agent for the proprietors
in disposing of lots and shares to those who may de
sire to purchase.
Tlie chart of the survey of the channels etc.
above mentioned made by Mr. Hunt as well as laa
map of the town may be seen by application to
Thomas F. M'Kbxhy at Quintana R. E. Tiaxdt at
Richmond HAJirEt Whiting at Liberty Mahti
Clow &. Co. at Columbia McKetoey &.' WittiAlo
at Galveston Cityy and Robert Wruox at Houston
or the Subscriber WM. T. AUSTIN Agent.
Liverpool Nov. 3 1837. 17 if.
nnHE Partnership heretofore existing under tha
-- Finn of Dclap and McHugh has tin's day be.n
dissolved by mutual consent. All persons inde&trd
to the late Firm are requested to pay their respect-
ive accounts to JOHN DELAP who will liquids ta
all the out standing claims and continue the busi-
ness in his own name. Witness our handsi
Matagorda 28 1837. 17 tf
I WILL give the above Reward for
the delivery to tnfi of two African Ne-
groes named GUMBY and ZOW
who absconded from my plantation
Oyster Creek county of Brazoria
some time since. The above slaves
arc about 30 years of age one about 5 feet 10
inches the other 5 feet 8 inches the largest has a
broad face tlie other a very wild look.
September 27 1837. 9-tf
Land Agency in Texas.
RR. ROYALL proposes to transact all man-
ncr of business connected with the Land Of-
fice or Land Titles in any part of the Rcpublick of
Texas for a price in cash or lands at his office in
the town of Matagorda.
Matagorda August 2 1S37. r tf
THE subscriber has just received from New Or-
leans and Matagorda a fresh supply of
Dry Goods Groceries Crockery Hard Ware
Clothing ice. consisting in part of
Prints Muslins Hosiery IIdkfs.f Silks Domes-'
ticks Negro Cloths Blankets die Whiskey Bran-
dy Rum. Gin Molasses Sugar Coffee &a Cap
and Saucers Plates Bowls Dishes Soup Tureens
Tumblers Wine and Champaigne Glasses Butter
Coolers &c. Knives Hammers Hatchets Butts
Screws Drawing Knives ChiselSfCarpenter's Tools
&c. Coats Coatees Over Coats Vests Pantsy
Shirts Suspenders Drawers.
And in fact almost every article necessary for the
planter or citizen.
San Filipe August 2 1837. l-tf
Tlf R- J. T. BELKNAP is my Authorized Agent is
" my absence. All persons having claims agtnit
or indebted to me will please settle the soma vitlr
him. J.W. J. NHJ38.
Qf) 17"EGS Superior Butter for Bale by
-Ok- JAS. H. WORLAND&Ca.
January 17 1838 4
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