Matagorda Bulletin. (Matagorda, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 33, Ed. 1, Wednesday, March 28, 1838 Page: 4 of 4
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THE .FATE OF HERETICS.
. -The following anecdoteof Italian pricst-cnft is
-genuine. A worthy woman in Rome who kept an
-hotel and boarding-house having observed with won-
der the correct morals and decorous liabits of many
.English and German heretics asked her confessor
if it was really true that all these poor foreigners
would go into everlasting fire; as she could not un--dcrstand
why these heretics whose virtuous and
Cliiistian lives were an example to many Romans
should perish everlastingly.
The priest reproved her folly aud .presumption
sad thus explained:
"Even in his mother's womb the heretic is already
the indisputable properly of the devil; for which
reason he is not so frequently teased and tempted
by the arch-enemy as we Christians are who cannot
be deprived of our claims on .heaven except by
great wickedness and impiety. Rejoice. not there
fore at the good actions and good manners of those
heretics whiah arc indeed the certain tokens of
their irredeemable damnation; nor take offence al
the elect who so often stumble and fill in their
struggles with the tempter. The favorites of God
.-are those whom the devil incessantly seeks to en.
tangle; but being sure of the souls oflicrctics he
never tempts them more thah once and then only
out of wantonness and pastime."
:Sliquiotechny. Under this musical and elegant
title a work has been published at Paris the object
. of which is to teach the art of learning to road in
twenty or thirty lessons of an hour each by analy
sing the sounds of words.
American Bull. A late Vandalia Intelligencer
calculating the increase of the population of Indi
ana in the last two years observes that " altering
five souls to each voter we have derived fiom emi-
gration an accession of 20000." " Five souls to
each voter!" is rather more than falls to the lot of
- electors elsewhere.
Bachcoods Bonmot. When the earthquake of
1811 destroyed New Madrid and so fearfully af-
.fected the face of the country along tho Mississippi
the inhabitants finding that the openings in the soil
from each successive shuck ran parallel with each
other felled trees upon whose trunks they were sc-
. cure from chasms which ever and anon gaped be
tween them. Appalling as.was.the scene some of
the wood-cutters took it very coolly; and one old fel-
low who for many years afterwards helped to'supply
the steamboats of the. Mississippi was heard to ex-
. claim in the midst of the scene of terrors "Come
Bill taint no use in sitting all day on this-log let's
take to our axes again; the earthquake's no great
shakes after all."
'A hopeful Family. The wise man who said
"train up a child in the way he should go and
when he is old he will not depart from it" may or
.may not have been correct; but certain it is that if
-yon train one up in the wrung way he is very apt to
continue therein. Take for instance the progeny
.of Malbone Briggs the celebrated counterfeiter
-who lately died in die Massachusetts State Prison
and who for twenty or thirty years preceding his
last commitment to the State Prison in 1831 was
.constantly engaged in contentions of a civil or crimi
nal character. Out of eight sons who arrived at
years of manhood seven have .been tenants of the
State prison and his wife and one -or more of his
daughters have been confined in the county prison
for connivance at or participation in his plans of ini
These facts surpass any eloquence in portraying
the power and pernicious tendency of vicious asso'
Great Tea. The London Quarterly Review
states that the very prevalent preference for green
tea (so called) in the United States has given rise
to an extensive fraud upon -the -community of this
country by the worst kind of coarse Boheaconvcrtcd
into green by a composition of tumeric indigo and
white lead. The writer says he saw 50000 chests
of this spurious article ready for shipment which he
was told was for the American market and that two-
thirds of the tea annually used in America was of
the same quality.
A. true Observation. Jean Paul remarks that
'wealth weighs he tvier .on talent than Poverty
pressed to death on mountains of gold and thrones
lies buried perhaps many an intellectual giant?
Matrimony. 'Yoii'ought to marry.' 'Never.'
1 know a good girl for you.1 -Let me alone.' 'But
perhaps .you pshawJ you dont know her. .She
is young.'' Then she is sly? 'Beautiful.1 'The
more dangerous."' Of good family? 'Then shot's
jrond? -'Tender-hearted.' 'Then she is jealous.'
-'She has talents.' To kill me? And one hundred
thousand dollars? 'I will take her!'
."JTEGS Superior Butter for Sale by
.- - JASfH. WORLAND & Co.
MAYNVRD & BELKNAP
Groccrs.A' Commission Merchants
Matagorda Jan. 10 183S. 23-tf
IEORTON tfc CLEMENTS
LAND AGENTS &c.
8. B. BRIGHAM
CORNER OF MATAGORDA &
A RE iust rcceivinir per late arrival of-sch. Mcxi
- co and now opening their Fall and Winter
(.Joods together with Groceries Hard-Ware Cutlery
tec. etc. winch they oiler on accommodating terms
to punctual customers.
Matagorda 'December i 1837. 19 tf
P. S. Thev are nrcnared to nurchasp. col'
lOlt or make liberal advances on the same.
JAS. H. WORLAND
ARE now opening a beautiful and general As-
sortment of Staple and Fancy
CrOOMfS: also a choice lot of ready made
Cltohing embracing each and every article in that
line and of every quality. Likewise a large and
general iissortmcntof Hardware Scc.HatsBooU
bhocs Saddles Bridles kluccns-icarc Itlass-icarc
.1 AS. II. WORLAHD & C O.
DIB AVING located themselves permanently at
M.M. MntMfrnrrli- inlpnft knpninfr n trmrrnl nxstlrt-
jncnr of GOODS of every description usually
required bv the Settler all of which will be sold on
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the most favourable terms.
Matagorda Dec. 13 1847. 19 tf.
J. BRENT CLARK
Liberal Advancements made on consign
ments ot Cotton and rroduce. 17 tf
Matagorda (Texas) Nov. 251837.
Sib: The undersigned have established them
selves in this City for the purpose of transacting A
General Agency and Commission
With the necessary facilities at command and
possessing an intimate knowledge of the wants re
sources &c of tliccounVry they have no doubt of
being able to give general satisfaction.
They beg leave to tender you their services in
the management ot any attairs you may nave in 1 ex-
as and refering you to the Gentlemen named be-
low they are Respectfully
Your obedient Servants
J. -BRENT CLARK &. CO.
Messrs. W. F. VIGERS A- CO.i N. Orleans.
" T. TOBY BRO.
Consignments for New Orleans addressed to the
care of the above will be forwarded with despatch.
Charles be Morse.
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW
August 9 1837. 2-tf
Edward It. Holmes
ATTORNEY AT LAW
August 9 1837. 2-tf
William L. Delap
ATTORNEY AT LAW
SEEDS OF ALL KINDS CAREFULLY EXECUTED.
Matagorda August 9 1837. 2-tf
E. N. SALE
ATTORNEY AT LAW
HAS removed from Louisiana to Matagorda
and will also nractice in the adiacent counties
References. Hun. A. C. Horton; R. R. Royal
Matagorda September 17 1837. 8 It
T R- LEWIS will continue to practice his pro
-" fession in Texas. He will attend the District
Courts of San Felipe and Brazoria and all the
Courts of this place; also the bupreine Court re-
Matagorda Oct. 10 1837 11 tf
DR. A. M. IiEVY
ffcFFERS his professional services to tho cili-
- zens of Matagorda and its vicinity.
Matagorda August 2 1637. " 1-tf
Barrett & Freon
Attorneys' and Counsellors
- Brazoria Texas.
January 10 1838. 23tf
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AVING 'been informed thai one ISAAC E.
ROBERTSON has attempted (o 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 thcyjayof Ireepclacioa andsouth
by that of Matagorda;
Tins is to make public that l Hold a valid ano
lawful right to that property and that ihe Deed pur
porting to vest a title in said Kobcrtson was fraudu
lently obtained; that he 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
THE Public nre notified not to-rcceivc a certain
Note for 200 drawn by me to Scth Ingram
or Order dated May 3d 1837 and payable six months
from date as said-notc has been paid by me and 1
hold a receipt of the .publicly authorized agent of
said Ingram for the money baid note is the only
one held by tho 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 1637. . 19 tf
G. W. Ward
M3TAS removed to the store lately occupied by
"- Clopton cc Mosby on i ishcr street.
Matagorda January 20 1838. 25tf
PRIVATE SALE OF LOTS
IN THE CITY OF RICHMOND.
((FBiHERE must be towns little and big; and
those who have the sagacity to look into the
natural advantages of those oflcrcd for sale and can
sec which the strong plans arc will reap a great
harvest; and under the increasing emigration it will
be gathered sooner than the wildest enthusiast ever
Tho proprietors now for tho'first time offer to the
public Lots in the city of Richmond which they will
sell on accommodating terms to those who may wish
to improve tiicm. 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 that purchasers should im-
prove them forthwith. Five large-commercial houses
will be established at this pUcc within six months
viz: Walter C. White Martin &. Clow Handy &.
LuskTcxas; Mas(crson& Fisher NashvilleTcnn.;
and James Brown &. Co. New York. Various me
chanical branches of business arc also about being
established and ' lis said1 that one or two banks
will be located at the city of Ricjimond.
The city of Richmond is situated on the west bank
of thc-Brszua at tlnrfoot of the great bend a short
distance below the Fort Bend rapids about 130
miles from the Gulf by water and 05. miles by land;
and is at the head ot 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 1633. The country from Richmond
to San Antonio is connected by a chain of beautiful
undulating prairies broken only 'by the waters of
the San Bernard Colorado Navidad LaUacca and
Guadalupe. On the south-west the country is open
to the Gulf and although sixty miles distant the sea
breeze is felt in all its freshness.
The best commentaryupon the health of Rich-
mond and the surrounding country is that although
by ir the most densely settled portion of the repub
lic it never has given support to one physician. Of
the quality ot land it is enough to say that the
whole "Fort Bend" was taken up by "the first three
hundred." When ourlamcnted fellow citizen S.F
Austin first came to this country he-requested one
of his companions Mr. Win. 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 on: and the hrst settlers having
furted themselves for many years at this point gave
it the well'known name -of "Fort Bend" or "Fort
A line of 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 lino of steam packets.
ROBERT EDEN HANDY
President and Acting Treasurer.
Richmond September 20 1837. 9 tf
I WILL give the above Reward for
the delivery to me of two African Ne-
groes named GUMBY and ZOW
who absconded from my plantation
Oyster Creek county of Brazoria
somo time since. Tho 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 the other a very wild look.
September 27 1837. 9-tf
Land Agency in Texas.
R. ROYALL proposes to transact all man
MM" nor of hnsinrss connected with the Land OC
Gee or Land Titles in any part of the Rcpublick of
Texas for a price in cash or lands at his othce in
jie town of Matagorda.
Matagorda August 2 1837. 1 tf
THE-undersigned having been appointed agent
in New Orleans for the Tcxlan Post Office Depart
nent gives notice thai all letters intended for that
country addressed to bis care and post paid to this
jity will be lorwarded by the regular Tcxian mail.
Town of Liverpool.
THE Proprietors take pride in ottering to Public
Nolirf! thn. Tnvrn of LivHrnonl situated on tha
West bank of Chocolate Bayou about 20 milc3 by
water above its month and about 45 from the city of
Galveston and distant 10 miles in a direct course
from the River Brazos by a route unsurpassed for
the construction of a rail-way; it is level for the
whole distance being uninterrupted by any undula-
tions perceptible to the eye and more than 3-4 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 aliords-on the bar at its mouth as will appcarby
Col. Harcourl's survey mado by order of the Go-
vernment of the Republic of Texas an average
depth at ordinary low tide of four Jcct water and
very soft mud bottom.
That there will he 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
trom drawing to itselt the rich productions of the
valley of the Brazos is incontrovertible. It is no
less certain that in order to arrive at this end a
cheap and safe.channcl of commercial-intercommunication
must be opened between the two points.
A-barc inspection of the map of Texas would go far
to satisfy the observer that the Route by ihe
ToiCtl Of JjiverjtOOl the larger portion of
which is already accomplished by the hand of Na
ture;lcaving only 16 miles of land carriage possesses
advantages superior to any other yet offered to pub-
Tho locality of Liverpool haslong been considered
perfectly healthy and abounds with copious and de-
licious springs of water within the actual limils of
the lown. A steam boat-will run weekly between
Liverpool and Galveston and a steam boat is als
building for that trade.
In additiun to Ihe advantages -mentioned above
the town tract as well as alarge body of land ad-
joiuing abounds in large pine cedar and white oajc
umuer and a large saw and grist null is now in ope-
ration within the limitsof ihe town.
The town has been laid off in a tract of about 740
acres of land fronting exceeding one mile on the
Bayou and the same distance on the prairie and is
divided into tliirty-tno shares which are offered for
Sale on reasonable terms.
A suney of Ihe Bayou and Chocolate Bay has
lately been made by Mr. William II. Hunt who con
firms the report made by -'Col. Harcourtand reports
two good channels one running to the West and
the other to the East end of Galveston.
Wm. T. Austin will hereafter rcpido 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.
The chart of the survey -of the -channels die
above mentioned made by Mr. Hunt as well as tho
map of the town may be seen by application to.
Thoilvs F. M'Kenny at-Quintana R. E. Handy at '
Richmond Samuel 'Wii itjo at Liberty Martlw
Clow &. Co. at Columbia McKinney &. Williams
at Galveston City and Robert Wilson at Houston
or the Subscriber. WM. T. A USTIN Agent.
Liverpool Nov. 3 1S37. 17 1
r MlHE undersigned having been appointed cura---
tor of the Succession ofE. D. Downer dee'd
hereby Notifies all persons indebted to Ihe succes-
sion to make immediate payment; and all persons
having claims against it to present them duly au-
thenticated ibeforc the first day of July next or
they will be barred. u-D. C. CADY Curator.
Matagorda January 14 1838 24 tf
KSATS Boots Shoes Russet Brogans. Jfc by
" the Package cr Dozen. a 'Qeneral Stock of
Mard-tcarc Quccus-icare Cut-Glass Decanters
Pitchers Tumblers and af etc choice setts ofMcra-
cian Guilt plain eommonChina.
J. H. WORLAND Sc cO.
Matagorda December 12 1837. 19 tf
TMY PLANTATION situated at the head of
Hm- Bay Prairie at its junction withthe timber of
Cancy. Ithasuponit 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 whichcommands a first rate run
of custom and sixty acres under fence.
ALSO A SMALL PLANTATION
With twelve or fifteen acres cleared and under
fence .situated on Cancy near the Dcmoss Settle-
ment. FOR SALE
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
(fir We shall continue the GENERAL AGEN-'
CY &. COMMISSION BUSINESS and make li-
beral advances on Cotton shipped to our Friends in
New Orleans. H. &. C.
DR. ADAMSON from Edinburgh Scotland res
nectfullv bens leave to offer hi sn. n .u.
citizens of Matagorda and -its-vicinity for a jfaett
timo. He has. klso. oahtmi m. ftahini1 n i "'
cd assortment of Me'di&M askable for warm ud:
cnangeaoieciimaiesWMCB.cameeiat anydisUnc - t-A
in the country witiiprofefeSractiemr 0-Ho is to ' "
be found at his house corner of. Fisher and Mobile
Jowry 17 !. 34 tf JBIjAJ'I8: BLA.VMSlt
Matagorda Dec IZ 1837? $& 1& J-
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