The National Vindicator. (Washington, Tex.), Vol. 1, No. 35, Ed. 1, Saturday, April 20, 1844 Page: 1 of 4
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"OUR COUNTRY OUR WHOLE COUNTRY AND NOTHING BUT OUR COUNTRY."
EDITOR AND PROPRIETOR
WASniNGTOiN SATURDAY APRIL 20 1844.
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TERMS OP '
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When we entered upon the duties of the editorial chair in "No
ember lost we promised our subscribers at the earliest possi.
ble opportunity to eularge our paper sotuat it anight be more
worty of public acceptance. We then intended to alter the
came of the paper from the'Tcxian and Brazos Farmer to one
more descriptive ot its cntenrs-for aa the tone temper and
politics of the paper were changed we thought it but common
justice to rcchnstcn the convert. .
It has however happened that from the multifarious duties
in which we have been engaged since that penod.-thnt we have
not until now had an opportuaity to perform our promise. Our
anxiety to accomplish our intention was much augmented by
the liberal and in these hard times most unlookcd for patronage
which we received irom the public; our subscription list has in.
creased from between three and four Jiuiidred to between ais
and seven hundred and as this is proof positive that the course
we have pursued is acceptable to the nation we will proceed to
gire a more detailed view of our opinions than we did in our
The Naiionax. Vindicatoh as ita name imports will be an
unflinching defender i(characterand true VMSflPordomea!
tic foes treacherous friends or open and avowed enemies.
Apart from the prosperity of the community we have no interest.
Wc identity ourselves with the couutiy. Bv it and with it wa
stand or fall. Our tmttto is Our Country ouunAec Country
and nothing but our Country no sectional interest no party
prejudice will induce us to Merve fiom these principles and it
is up)i hcse grounds alone that we ask for the continuation of
that pjtrouagc which the public has heretofore so liberally be.
As the best means to promote that end we have hitherto sup-
ported the administration and as we still believe that to be the
Lest course to pursue will continue to support the Executive
while his course is that which we conscientiously bel eve to be
for the national bono and the national interest. Wc arc in
spirit and principle perfectly untrammelled; and please God we
will remain so.
Our cotcniporaries have complained of our bitterness first in
dcrene and next in assault b"t if they will remember the
Tibsolutc ferocity with wh'ch we were assailed by onr opponents
jit the opening of our career they will find in that the best reply
wc can gie for any occasional asperity or sarcasm which our
replications may have contained. It has been as much oga'nst
our temperament as our inclination to engage in editorial con-
test conscientious as wc are that the winner is a looser in the
estimation of the dispassionate part cf the public. U'e will
therefore in future engage as seldom as possible in this species
of warfare unless where the course of the editor and his cause
arc so mixed up that it is impossible to separate them.
The advantages that will result to our subscribers from the 1
enlargement oi our jidjicr u win now proceed in part to enu.
mcratc. The fir-t and most obvious is though ihc paper is en-
larged the price is reduced. Our terms will henceforth be $4
per annum in cash paid in advance or within two months after
subscribing or $5 after that time. The second K the increased
quantity of intelligence we will be able to present to our reader
in consequence of ill's enlargement. The third and last though
not least is the great advantage that will accrue to advertisers
frin our immensely increased circulation and tht moderation
of our charges for he same. As our paper now goes to every
part of tuo Republic where ll-ere is a mail route our commercial
friends on the sea board or inJaud toung where there are de-
pots of goods would do well to consider thtir own interest by
giving us a share of their patronage.
With these remarks we w ill leave the National Vindicator in
the hands of the public confident that every thing will be done
on our part to merit a continuance and increaso ol the public
--j favor of which wc now poxscss so large a share.
To accommodate the t arming community in our immediate
neighborhood payment for subscriptions will be taken in Beef
Pork Corn young Cattle or seed Cotton at cash market prices
delivered either at Washington or to our agents in their neigh
borhood all except Pork payable the first week in October.
Washington ?.Tarch 3 1642.
TO WN OF BllENHAM.
YN accordance with an act of Conuress approved 31st Jnnun
M. ry 1644 for the purpose of making a permanent location of
the seat of justice for Washington county wo the undersigned.
Commissioners appointed by said act will offer at Public Anc
tion on the 10th and 1 1th of May next on a credit of six twelve
and eighteen months at the Town aforesaid any number ol
Lots not exceeding one half of the whole number laid off.
Bonds with approved security will be required.
The building of a Court House and Jail forWashington county
will be let out to the lowest.biddcr at the Town of Brenham on
.Monday tho 15th met.
April 6 1844
A. M. LEWIS
J. L. FARQUHAR
In JOSHUA GRAHAM
G. W. GENi'RV
W. W. BUSTEK.
BV TUB PItESIUENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF TuXAS.
WHEREAS by the provisions of an act entitled "an act to
ncorporate the Colorado Mining Comoany and other companies
for similar purpose?;" approved January 1 7th 184Scert:iin pri-
ileges were extended to the following persons to wit: Thom-
as Rajrsdalc Thomas J. Rabb Henry English Jacob Penning
ton James C. Ragsdale William W. Thompson Jesse Burnliim
John H. Burnham Peyton Johnson and others their associates.
And whereas the Ptcsidcnt of the Company incorporated by
the act aforesaid has failed to make the reports required by
said act Therefore
I. SAM HOUSTON President of the Republic of Texas in
pursuance of tho provisions and requirements of the fifth section
of the act aforfwiid do issue this Proclamation dcclj ring the
charter of said Company forfeited.
In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my
hand and caused tb" Crot Seal of ihe Repub.
lv iu bo affixed.
Done at the Town of Washington the eleventh
dav of March. A. D. 1844. and of the indenen.
" dfnn nf f tin Yftiniililif thn tiinttt.
By the President SAM HOUSTON.
AasoN Jones Secretary of State.
RUNAWAY fr..m the farm (iVassau.) of Joseph Boos Wal-
deck in Fayette County about the middle of December
1843 two iVegro Jlcn James about 2(5 years of age 5 feet 1(1
inches high a small scar on his face stout built. Washington
about the same age and height.
I will pay the above reward for the said negroes if lodged in
any safe jail so that I get them or 50 for cither of them or
1 will pay any just charges if delivered tome at said farm. They
are travelling West. Cll'rf. FORDTRAiV.
Feb 10 1841 10w25
To "define and fix the pracMce of Probate Courts
ill certain cases.
Sec. 1 . Br. it i nacteti by the Smate. and House
of UcprccMuiiv f of th- Republic of Txas in
CongTeis assi jnbletl That when lurther time.
after the cxpira.ion of one year is giautcd to any
"dmiiiitrntor or executor to settle the estate of
Ills testator or intestate such executor or admin
istra'or shad not lie icqiiired to execute a new
bond for i he fuithful performance of his duties
out me original buna ol such executor or admin-
istrator shall be deemed and held as sufficient
and binding until the final .settlement of the es-
tate except in cases where -new security is speci-
ally required hy the existing probate laws.
Si:c. 2. Beit furilur enacted That whenever
there may be outstanding bonds obligations or
contracts in writing the conveyance of lands or
tenements against the estate of any deceased per-
son which i: may be to the interest of said estate
should be lifted or complied with it shall be the
duy of the Probate Court where the succession
was opened or where the same was or may be ad-
ministered upon an application by petition ol the
foecutor or executrix administrator or administra
trix or guardian wl eie all the heirs are minors.
aid have such guardian after full proof of the ex-
Itence of such bond obligation or contract in wri-
ng and upon satisfactory eridence that a com-
liance with the requirements of said bond obli-
ation. or contract 'would be beneficial to the in-
fbrestsof said estate to decree thai tho person thus
opplyingi shall fully comply with the same and
ny deed or tender of daid. made under such de
cree shall be as Valid and Dinding as if it had
been made or tendered by the testator or intestate
Sec. 3. Be. it furifi-r enacted. That such bond
or contract thus complied with or tendered to be
complied with shall exhonorate the estate from all
liability or responsibility on such instrument tec
and the Probate Court shall take possession of such "r
liar bills 7.30
i. u (j4o
THE subscriber having with much labor and expense suc-
ceeded in rearing this valuable product alike necessary as
an article of taste luxury and utility now offers them for sale.
His Vineyard embraces sonic 27 varieties of the grape including
the most choice and valuable that have ever been brought to this
country is in the city of Houston open to the inspection of all
persons who may feel interested in tho subject. The following
is a list of the varieties:
TAB! X ORATES.
Alexandria; Claasilas white and purple; Royal Muscadine;
Sweet Water white and purple; Isabella and Catawba said to
be good as a table and wine grape they are of purple color;
Black Prince; Black Cape; Muscat Malaga; Muscatel Menuda;
CastHian Jlfantua; Uva de Rey; Molar; Nuda Machar; Gorda
Muscatel and Larena.
wink oRires (so repute 1.)
Aniladc; Blue Sheret; Bournct Ccrret; Green VcrJal; White
VerdaJ; Red Verdal; Red Claret: White Claret; Ccrret Bournet;
Ordinary Muscat; Scupperneng; Missourien; Raisin Grapes &c.
Aware from actual experiment of the difficulty of rearing the
grape vine from slips he Is prepared to furnish the vines with
thrifty vigorous roots to such persons as may feel inclined to pur-
chase. These he' offers inclnding one of each variety in all 27
for the sum of $25 payable in cotton or pork delivered at the
city of Houston for which the highest cash price will be given!
Houston Dec. 30 1843. 19tf JOHN C.4ULOS.
WASHINGTON FEMALE ACADEMY.
THE exercises of thu institution will be resumed o tho
first Monday in January next under the superintendence'
of the .Misses Sims. ?
The scholastic vcar will be divided tnte two'aessiona of fire
asonibs each ; the first commencing first Monday in January
and ending last of May ; second commencing first July and
nding last of November.
Termt perSesionl' '
Orthography Reading and IKriting- - . $12 00
Arithmetic Grammar. Geography History Ancient
For the higher branches of Science and Literature
Music on Piano '....
Use of Piano ..-...-Drawing
and Painting - . ...
Ftrsils will be receivedat any time and will'be cberftdat
the same rate to the end of the session ; but n deduction will
be made for those who lcavebeJure the end of it. Board and
taitionte be paid half session in advance. - '! -
Five or six joungr ladies- besides those already encaged may
btain boarding in Mrs. Sims fs-aily .by making immediate ap-
plication. Board m private 'families per.aonth $(0to 19 in.
etasira4rwahiiifftaelreandles'ce.'' "J jKi "' ' '
Dee 23 17tf -- s&
sa7ANTBD atthis Office. Pork. Ueaftr TalfeWvcCaddles.
LVT Cera Petatoea and Fouler far arbiek wWarifftoai.r I
jbt rnnnns; wmi bv gusn.
Town oi Washington)
April 8th A. D. ISl'4. J
The undersigned Commissioners appointed un-
der a Joint Resolution of Congress entitled a
"Joint Resolution prescribing the manner in which
the Gorernment li.-ibilities shall be destroyed"
approved 20th day of January 1842 do certify
that we have received from James B. Shaw ac-
ting Secretaty ol the Treasury the following Gov
ernment liabilities to wit:
The sum of two thousand five hundred and
eighty dollars in the printed Exchequer bills o
the lot lowing denominations.
. I4b 5
The sum of twenty five
thousand six hundred and
thirty one dollais Promisso-
ry and change notes not
The sum of two thousand
five hundred and twenty
eight dollars Promissory
nutes (exclusive of inter-
est.) The sum of two hundred
dollars eight per cent bonds.
The sum of one thousand
three hundred and ninety
seven dollars and thirty-five
cents audited paper.
The sum of one thousand
one hundred dollars "'Hen-
The sumof three hundred
and sixty four dollars and
20 cents "assessor drafts."
The .sum of len dollars
The sum of forty three1
thousand four hundred and
fifty dollars "naval scrip.''
i !yhe sum of one million
of dollars of (he eight per
cent loan bonds issued un-
der the authoiity of an act
of Congrres approved Jan-
uary 22d 1S39.
Amount of liabilities
We aUo acknowledge to
have receiv'd the snm of for-
ty five thousand dollars
(blanks) of the engraved Ex-
cheqner bills of the follow-
6803 5 dollar bills (blank)3400O
400 10 4000
. $1122260 55
Making in all tbe sum of cms million one hdn-
ered and twenty two thousand two hundred and
sixty dollars and fifty five cents all of which in
accordance with the provisions of the above men-
tioned Joint Resolution we have wholly destroyed
. '.. M. C. HAMILTON.
& D. IX CRUMPLEK
it shall be cancelled by the Probate Judge and all
the testimony heard under the-second section of
this act shall be taken down in writing signed by
each of the witnesses and pieserved among the re-
Cords of the Court: provided that minors and all
persons laboring under disabilities recognized by
the statute of limitations shall have three 'years
after such disabilities are removed to set aside all
deeds or judgements made by virtue of tnis act
for fraud" covin and collusion or any other causes
that snotiia Mtiale tne same.
Sec. 4. Be it furthtr enacted That when
bonds or obligations are outstanding against any
deceased person for the conveyance of lands suits
may be brought in the District Couns against the
executor administrator or guardian (as the case
may be) and upon full proof being made of the
justness of the same the Courts shall decree a ti-
tle in favor of the heirs of said estate or wards
(as the case may be) and such title- shall be as
good as if miide by the original obliijnr.
Sec. 5. Be it further i naded That executors;
adtninistiators or guardians may bring and sus-
tain all actions for the recovery of titles "upon such
bonds obligations or contract- and all actions
necessary to recover the possession of lands which
are held by any person or persons adversely to
the estate which he reprcs-ents; and this act shall
be in full force from and after its passage.
Approved February 2d 1SJ4
Supplemcnlary to an Act concerning Rents.
Stc. I. Be it evaded by the S natc and House
of Rrpresenta.'iv s uf ihe Republic of Tixas in
Congress astcmbled That landlords shall not have
a preference over other creditors on any portion
of the tenant's property except upon the crop that
may be raUed upon the rented premises.
SeCj 2. Be it further enacted That the three
mouths Hen provided for in the act to which this
is a supplimetit shall only apply to the crop raised
on the rented premises and to no other properly of
the tenant) provided that in no case shall the
lien extend or continue beyond the 1st day of
Jannary next after the ma unty of the crop un-
less the crop subject to said Hen be found on said
: en ted premises after said time.
Sec. 3. Be it further tnadtedi That in all
cases before a disticss warrant is issued the party
applying for the same- iri Addition la the retjuire
ments in the act to which this is a supplement
shall swear that the writ or distress warrant is
not sued out for the purpose of vexing or harass-
ing the defendant; and the person applying for the
same with one good and sufficient security ap-
proved' by the justice of the peace shall sijru an
'instrument in substance as follows.' "We or either
of us promise to pay defaudant in this suit (nam-
ing him) such damages as he may sustain in case
the distress warrant in this case has been illegally
and unjustly sited out;" which instrument shall be
filed among the papers of the cause and in case
the suit shall be decided in favor of the defen-
dant he may bring suit against the plaintiff and
his security on such instrument or either of them
and shall recover such damages as may be award
ed to him by f he proper tribunal.
Sec. 4. Be it further cnactca That said act
or this supplement thereto shall not be consider-
ed as in any manner repealing or affecting any
act passed heretofore exempting properly from
execution. ..... ; .
Sec. ft Be it further Enacted That if any
pewoit other than the dvenoant apply for an or-!
derofsnleof the property as perishable property
the justice shall not grant such order unless the
peisou apply iiiar with one good and sufficient se-
curity approved by said justice shall file with said
.justice a joint and several instrument signed by
them that they will bi responsible to said defen-
dant for such damages as defendant maystistain
in case such s..le be illegally and unjustly applied
for or should be illegally and unjustly made
Snc. 6. Be. it further enacted That nothing
erein contained shall be so construed as to pre-
veut landlords and tencntsfrom eiitennr intn siich
stipulations or contracts in regard to lien as they
may think proper; provided that the rights of
third persons shall not he t.lsreby alTectfd unless
such contract be reduced to writing and put upon
Six. 7. Be it further enact d That this act.
aii.iu uiKe i-neci irom and alter its passage.
Passed February 3rd 1841.
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The Farmer's Profession. The following
is an extract from an addess delivered befoi'e'thc
Oneida county (. Y.) Agricultural Society by
Anson S. Miller Eq.
Princely patriarchs kings philosophers the
srreatofnll ages have honored agriculture with
their paiticnlar regaid. The pursuit is indeed la-
borious; but labour is no longer an evil except m
its excess. The cheerful performance of labor by
man has freed it from its original course. It is
now a boon of Heaven the condition ofunmtm-jwtrfbhK-maB
T)e fnimers cam js 'fil 0f
arandenr. He supports the-worid-3 dlc-Pnrmbr
of nature and peculiarly a "co-worker with 86d'"
The sun the atmosphere the dews the rains. daV
and night the seasons all the natural asents--are
his ministers in the spacious temple ofthe fir-
mament. Health is the attendant of labor. The
philosophy ol nature exetcises and exalts the in'tell
lect of the intelligent farmer. His moral nowprs
re enabled by the manifestations of simmm ln
iistrument of writing and fileitamomr the naers and wisdom in every ihinir- around himin t
ofthe Court and where the same is complied with genial air the opening biur the delicate flower the
craning- nna ripening trnit the stately trre in
vegetable life'and beauty springing out of death
and decay nnd in the wondeifursuccession and
harmony of seasons; " "
"These nstliej- ch.ingc Almighty Father these
Are lint the varied God. '1 he rolling vcar
Is full of Thee-"
We are now beholding a mighty mnrnl rerolii:
tion. hitherto glory has been founded in the de-
struction rather than the preservation ol n:nn.
The history of our race is a hbtory of wars. An
age of peace and philanthropy is rising upon us
la which renown will be sought in.usefulness 1
Justice will yet be fully done to the benefactors of
mankind. Young Watson Clinton and Bnel and
others both of the dead and the living who have
laid society under enduring- obligations will re-
ceive their share ofthe public gratitude. How
dim how fleeting is the fame of The mere warrior
when contrasted with that of the philanthropist.
What wasting battles what fields enriched with
carnage what spoils of victory or what splendid
triumphs could confer tho lasting glory of Da
Peacock's Pickle for. Meats. Admirable
Peacock's pickle for meat is preferable to most oth-
ers when applied to family beef pork or mutton.
It is made thus: water 4 gallons; sugar (molasses)
I 1-2 lbs.; saltpetre 2 oz; salt (the bay or coarsest
sort) 6 pounds. Boil all together and skim fcc
T..en let it cool. The meat being placed in a ves-
sel intended to hold it pour the cold pickle on the
meat until it is covered. In that state keep it for
family use. The beef after lying in pickle for lea
weeks has been found as good as it it had been
salted only three days and tender as a chicken.
If the meat is to be preserved for a considerable
time the pickle' must be boiled and skimmed once
in two months throwing in during the boiling
two ohnces of sugar and a half pound Salt. Thus
the same pickle will hold good for many months.
This pickle is incomparable for coming hams
tongues and hung beel. "When tongues at.d
hung beet are taken out ofthe pickle cleanse and
dry the pieces then put them in paper bags and
hang them in a dry warm place.-. Some who
have tried the method choose their meat Salter
and instead of 0 use 8 or 9 pounds of salt. In
very hot weather it is necessary before the meat
is put to the pickle- to rub it well with salt and
let it lie one two. or three hours- till the bloody
juices run off. If the meat in this case is the
least tainted before it is put to ihe pickle it win
be entirely spoikd in a day's time in hot weather.
Peacock's pickle is found so valuable that no fami-
ly ouglit to be without u
Catholics ix Wisconsin. There are fourteen
Catholic churches in Wisconsin and twenty others
are building. The number of Catholics is estima-
ted at over twenty-two thousand.
There is an invisible cow exhibiting down East.
An Irishman s tys she is the most strange looking
animal he ever sawi
The notorious John Q. Adams of Mass. is said
to have fallen.in'a gutterdunng a. fit of politico-
abolition pjiienzy and Mas nibbled to ideatfoby
young duplet. . i . '.- . at .3 &
.- ' x K 0v.. ': 0-ilc- & fcfla .w;i
In New Orleans a man was fiue43I0for.whis-
.tling in Church. Tlis was '-paying dear for bis
fe- . HB
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