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The Wilmington Gazette

Excerpts from The Wilmington Gazette 1801
Transcribed by Natasha Miles, March 2011
The Wilmington Gazette
January 1, 1801

To Be Rented
Two thirds of that valuable and well known Plantation on Rockey-Point, called Moseley Hall. The terms may be known by applying to the subscriber.
Will be hired out on the third day of January next, on the above mentioned Plantation for the term of one year, a number of valuable country born slaves.
Henry Watters,
Guardians to Eliza Ann Mosely
December 25

All persons indebted to the estate of Jonathan Jennings, deceased, are requested to make immediate payment. And those to whom the estate is indebted are desired to exhibit their demands, properly attested, within the time prescribed by an act of the General Assembly of this state.
Ann Jennings, Ex'x
December 4          

The Wilmington Gazette
January 23, 1801

Ran away from the Printing-Office on Monday morning last, my apprentice boy named Alexander Bourdeaux, 17 years old, about 4 feet 10 inches high, had on a blue jacket and trousers, but will change his dress, having with him a number of clothes. I will give Five Dollars to any person who will inform me by whom said apprentice is harboured; on One Cent for bringing him home, or lodging him in jail.
A Hall
January 22

All persons indebted to the estate of John Levingston, deceased, are desired to make speedy payment; and those who have demands against the said estate are also desired to exhibit them properly attested within the time prescribed by law to
N. Hill, Ex'r
Wilmington, January 22

List of Letters remaining in the Post-Office at Wilmington, 1st January 1801.
A: Samuel Ashe, Sen'r 10; Colonel Samuel Ashe, 1; Major Sam. Ashe, 1; John Anderson, Fort Johnston, 1; Edward Armstrong, Duplin, 1; Elisha Artlett, Fort Johnston, 2; Mrs B Anders, care of R Langdon, 1; Mrs Ann Adkins, care of John Nichols, 1.
B: John Barrett, 1; Herald Blackmore, Esq, 1; Beaser Barrow, Esq, 1; Henry Buford, Smithville, 1; Samuel Bludworth, Esq'r, Marshall's Assistant, 1; Francis Blake, 1; William Burlingham, 1; Sarah Bowdes, 1; Benjamin Bernard, 1; Arabella Brown, 1; Miss Blanks, 1.
C: Thomas Cross, 2; Thomas Connelley, 2; David Clark, 1; William Coglan, 2; Mrs Coxeter, 1; Mrs Calhorda, 1; William Cooper, 1; William Campbell, 1; Capt David Carr, 1.
D: George Davis, 1; George Duncan, 1; Thomas Devone, 1; Edw Doughty, 1.
F: Mrs Fleming, 3; John Ferrall, 1; Miss Judith Flare, 1; William French, Onslow, 1.
G: Miss Sally Gibson, 1; Abishai Gardner, 1; Captain Joseph Gool, Mrs Elizabeth Gale, 1; John Galloway, 1; Miss Mary Grange, 1.
H: Lieut P C Harris, 3; Robt Howe, 1; Mrs Eliza Hill, 1; Captain William Hall, 2; Miss Mary Henry, 2; Captain Henry Hoskins, 1; John Henry, 1.
J: William Watts Jones, 2; John Jones, 1; David Jones, 1.
K: Richard Kelly, 2.
L: Mrs Lane, 2; Duncan Levingston, 1; Captain William Lowell, 1; Francis Legros, 1; Bernard Lespeyre, 1.
M: George MacDonald, 2; John M'Donald, 1; Auly M'Naughton, 1; George Merrick, 1; William M'Kerrall, 1; Daniel Mallet, 2; Alexander D Moore, 5; James Monroe, P. Assessor, 1; Mons Monbrun, 1; Mrs M'Farlane, 1; Miss M M'Leod, 1; William Morrissey, 1; George Morrissey, Duplin, 4.
N: Miss E Nash, 2; Moses Neal, 1; Robert Nixon, 1; Miles Knight, 1, Capt Daniel N'Neal, 1.
P: Miss Betsey Parrish, 1; David Perry, 1; Robert Pickering, care of Mr Wiss, 1.
R: Bryan Roberts, 1; Thomas Robeson, 1; Mrs M Richards, 1.
S: Captain Joseph M Salter, 4; Coventon Simkins, 1; Dennis Stevens, 2; Doctor Robert L Smith, 1; Jonathan Stanely, 1; Captain Stanley 1,; George Sutton, 1; William Snell, 1; Daniel Southerland, Duplin, 1; Isaac Stevenson, for Patrick Cronin.
T: John Taylor, 1; Walter Torrance, 1.
W: William Wilkinson, 1; Timothy Wadham, 1; Mrs Sally Williams, 1; Cloe Wotton, 1; James Wright, Duplin, 1.
The mail arrives at this office
From Fayetteville, on Wednesdays at 4 PM & Saturdays 5 PM and departs on Thursdays 10 AM & Mondays 7 AM.
From Georgetown on Mondays at 10 AM and departs the same days at 3 PM.
From Newbern on Tuesdays at 10 AM and departs the same days at 3 PM.
The mails have half an hour to make up, and all letters that are not in time, remain until the next post day. The mail that starts on Monday morning is made up on Sunday night at 9 o'clock.
John Lord
7th January 1801

The Wilmington Gazette
February 5, 1801

Absconded from the subscriber, on the 29th of December last, two Negro Sailers - one named Jim, about 32 years old, about 5 feet 10 inches high, slim made, had on when he went away a blue jacket, purple coloured Bath coating trousers, a checked shirt, and a tarpoling hat - the other named Will, a stout  well made fellow about 5 feet 8 inches high, about 23 years old, of a yellowish complexion, had on when he went away a blue jacket and trousers and a black hat. Whoever will take up the said runaway slaves and deliver them to the jailer of Wilmington, shall receive a reward of Ten Dollars.
John Webb
Wilmington, January 29, 1801

To be Sold
On Thursday the 12th day of February ensuing.
The residue of the personal estate of Philip Spaulding deceased, consisting of sundry negroes, and a lease of a lot in Market street, improved with a store and dwelling house now occupied by Robert Ball, as well as a lease of a lot adjoining the same on Quince's alley, improved with a ware-house, the whole to be sold on a credit of 6 months the purchasers giving bonds with approved security. The terms, conditions and covenants of the leases will be made known on the day of sale.
M Spaulding, Ex'x
John Fergus, Ex'r
January 29, 1801

The Wilmington Gazette
February 26, 1801

For Sale
Or will be exchanged for field hands,
A mulatto fellow named John, he is so well known in Wilmington as a Chair and Cabinet maker that a description of his qualities is unnecessary.
Apply to the Printer.
February 5

The Wilmington Gazette
March 12, 1801

On Sunday last, at the seat of Col. Samuel Ashe, on Rockey Point, Mr C W I Beudt, aged 18 years, a gentleman whose amiable manners render his death a subject of much regret with those who had the pleasure of his acquaintance. He was a native of Surinam, and, as we are informed, of one of the most
respectable families of that place, where he has left a mother to lament the loss of an only son. On Tuesday his body was brought to town and deposited in Christ's Church-yard.

Suddenly, on Monday last, Mr Malcolm Mackenzie of this town, Merchant, aged 32 years. Whilst we must condemn without reserve an act whereby the Creature dares presumptuously to invade the prerogative of his Creator; a due sense of the infirmities, mental and corporeal, to which human nature is liable, will instruct us that a fellow being of a truly respectable character, not driven to desperation by any consciousness of gout or of misconduct, but misguided unhappily in his appropriation of the value of existence by forming his estimate through the medium of extreme sensibility, merits rather that his untimely fate should excite the tear of commiseration, than that his memory should be ? with reproach.

On the 13th day of March next will be sold by the executors of the last will and testament of the late Mrs Jane Jones, a stock of Hoggs, Cattle & Sheep, a carriage horse, a quantity of bacon, plantation tools &c. Alson on the 24th day of March next, at the plantation on Topsail Sound, lately the property of Mrs Jane Jones, will be sold a stock of Hoggs, Cattle & some plantation tools. The terms of those sales will be case for all sums below five pounds, for all others bond with good security, payable in six months, with interest from the date.
27th Feb 1801

To be rented, for one year
The new Livery-Stables, in Front-street, calculated to accommodate 40 head of horses, with a new Carriage House, and every necessary convenience belonging thereto.
In case the stables &c are not rented out previous to the ensuing County Court, the subscriber will take horses at the rate of 50 cents each, for every 24 hours, which shall be fed with corn, oats, and forage and well attended to.
James Richards
March 5

The Wilmington Gazette
March 26, 1801

To Be Leased
For one or two years
That well known Plantation of the late George Lillington, Esq, about 22 miles from Wilmington. The lands are very suitable for Rice, Corn, or Cotton. The saw mill having lately been burnt down, may be rebuilt at the expense of about 150 or 200 dollars.
A number of Negroes, 4 or 5 pair of Oxen, and plantation tools may be hired if required. For terms apply to the subscriber on the premises.
Sarah Lillington
January 15

Notice is hereby given
That John Greer, late of the county of Brunswick is dead, and the subscribers having qualified as administrators of the estate of said deceased request all persons indebted thereto to make immediate payment. Those who have demands against the said estate will please bring them forward properly attested within the time limited by law.
David Greer
Edward Sullivan
Wilmington, Feb 26

Ran away from the subscriber a Negro woman named Peggy, and three small boy children. Jack about six  years old, Simon about three years old, and the youngest about two months old. As I hear they have been seen near Wilmington, and that my undutiful wife is at the Brick House, she may attempt to send them away, I therefore forewarn all commanders of vessels and others from buying them from her the said Mary Sessions, or taking them away on her request, under pain of having the rigor of the law executed against them. I also forewarn all persons from harbouring my said wife or assisting her to keep from her real home, where to me she is and always was welcome, or any pretense or means whatsoever. If attention is not paid to my civil caution I will soon try to get redress by the laws o my country.
Absalom Sessions
January 22

The Wilmington Gazette
April 2, 1801

The subscribers have settled their own difference (with the intervention of a friend) to their mutual satisfaction, and pledge their honor to attend to their engagements - they therefore hope the public countenance will be in their favor.
James Carson
Thomas Snead
April 2

The subscriber intending to remove from this state in a short time, wishes to make a final settlement of the accounts &c of the late Mr John Gee; therefore requests all persons who have demands against the estate of the said dec to present their accounts properly attested for payment - those who are indebted thereto are also requested to make immediate payment, otherwise their accounts &c will be placed in the hands of an attorney for collection.
Sarah Gee, Adm'x
March 10

All persons indebted to the estate of the late James White are requested to make immediate payment; and those to whom the estate is indebted are desired to exhibit their claims, properly attested, within the time prescribed by law to
Temperance White, Ex'x
John McIlhenny, Ex'r
Wilmington, 19th March 1801

The Wilmington Gazette
April 9, 1801

Twenty-five Dollars Reward
Ran away, a stout very black fellow named Balaam, he is about six feet in height, 25 years of age, and limps in his gait, having suffered an injury in one of his hips when a child - he went away last Spring and is probably in company with a fellow named Joe, belonging to Dr Hill. Balaam is well known in and about Wilmington, and if he is not in this neighbourhood, he will probably be found in the vicinity of Fayetteville, as he has a brother (named Nat) the property of Mr Jackson, who lives a little below Rock-fish.
I will give the above reward to any person who will deliver Balaam to my Overseer at Hilton plantation, or to the jailer at Wilmington.
W H Hill
April 9th, 1801

I hereby certify that some time prior to the decease of Mrs Thompson, late wife of Mr John Thompson of this place, (and at the period when in perfect consideration) she the said Mrs Thompson informed me that she expected from her ill state of health not to survive many months in this life, and in consequence of which she had made a reserve of seven hundred dollars; which sum was in Philadelphia Bank Bills; that she had deposited the aforesaid bills in the hands of a person of respectability, residing near Wilmington; that said sum should be retained in the hands of the aforesaid person not exceeding one month after her death when the person with whom the money is deposited would come forward and deliver the same to me to be divided between her three daughters.
Thomas Heatly
A few hours previous to the decease of my former wife, she informed me in a very imperfect dialect that she had deposited a sum of money in the hands of some person, the amount I am not aware of. A length of time having elapsed since the period of her decease, and no person having come forward on that occasion, I am induced to believe that the person holding the aforesaid money has carelessly laid it aside and through neglect has not complied with this obligation.
I therefore take this method to remind and request the person so entrusted to come forward and deliver the aforesaid bills to any one of my daughters (Jane, Mary, or Sarah) for which I will give a generous donation, if required.
John Thompson
April 2 1801

To Be Rented
The house and lot in Toomer's alley, formerly occupied as a Tavern by Mr John Nicols, afterwards by Mr Thomas Howard, and lately by Mr Grisset. Possession will be given on the 25th instant. Also the dwelling and lot formerly occupied by Mr Wm Wilkinson, the bricklayer. Also the barn plantation and ricefields adjoining the bridge over Smith creek, formerly cultivated by the late Mr H Toomer.
Enquire of Dr DeRosset or
M M Toomer
Feb 5

The Wilmington Gazette
April 16, 1801

Ten Dollars Reward
Deserted on the 25th inst from the Garrison of Fort Johnston, Barnhault Wallis, a private of Captain James Bruff's company of the First Regiment of Artillerists and Engineers.
He is a native of Germany, forty years of age, five feet six inches high, dark hair, black eyes, swarthy complexion, and by occupation a labourer; speaks much on the German dialect, is well made smart and active - has much the appearance of a soldier about him - had on a round about blue jacket, blue pantaloons, shirt with frills, a black leather stock, and round hat - the jacket is the uniform of dress of the company, half lappelled with scarlet cape and cuffs, but which he may have cut off. It is expected that he will attempt to ship himself in some foreign vessel, or to get into the back country.
Masters of vessels and others are forewarned against concealing, taking or assisting him to get off, or purchasing his uniform - the penalty is a fine of 500 dollars or a year's imprisonment, which will be rigorously enforced.
The above reward will be given if brought back to this port, and all reasonable expenses paid by
J Bruff
Captain of the 1st Regiment of Artillerists and Engineers
Fort-Johnson, April 1

The Wilmington Gazette
April 23, 1801

On Sunday last, Miss Polly Cook was led to the Alter of Hymen by Mr Jonathan Avery, merchant of this town.

Ran Away
From the subscriber on the 25th of March last, a Negro Wench named Abigail or Abby, with a child at the breast, and her son John who nursed the child, formerly the property of Mrs Hazell. It is expected that she will be harboured by her husband, and old fellow belonging to Mr William Campbell, named Cooper Jim, or some of her acquaintances in town.
A reward of ten dollars will be given on the conviction of any negroes harbouring them, and twenty-five dollars if any white person, and five dollars if taken up and confined in Wilmington gaol.
But if the wench and boy will return themselves and come to my plantation on Topsail, in the course of a week or ten days, they will be freely pardoned and be well used.
William Green
April 9

Letters remaining in the Post Office, which if not taken out before the first of January next, will then be returned to the General Post-Office.
A: Mr Allen Appoin, 2; Messrs Alberton & Nixon, 1; Captain Thomas Allen, 1; Major Samuel Ashe, 1; Captain Edward Armstrong, Duplin, 1.
B: Francis Beaufort, 1; William Bragg, 1; Robert Bray, 2; James Brownlow, 1; Joseph E Bacon, 1; Messrs Bennehan & Robeson, 1; Thomas Boardman, 3; James Brown, 1; Timothy Bloodworth, 2; Allen & Asa Bunnells, 1; William Beck, Duplin, 1; Abraham Bessant, Brunswick, 2.
C: Wm Carsor, 1; George Cutts, 1; Phillip Collins, 1; Richard Clayton, Brunswick, 1; Edmond Cook, 1; Mrs Diana Clark, 1; Thomas Cowan, 1; Stephen Crews, 1; James Campbell, 1; Thomas Cross, 1; John Clayton, 1; Sally Crawford, 1; Nathan Christie, 1; Mary Cowell, Onslow, 1.
D: Richard Dowd, care of R Kelly, 1; Samule Dexter, 1.
E: Ebenezer Ellingwood, 2.
F: Capt Daniel Ferguson, 1; Mr Fulford, 1; Mrs McFarlane, 1; Capt William Fullerton, 1; Thomas Flannagen, 1; George Ferrier, 1; John Foote, 1; Francis Forster, Brunswick, 1.
G: Capt Jaazaniah Gross, 1; Peter Gardner, 2; Sarah Gee, 2; Capt Jonathan Gilpartrick, 1; Mrs Eliza Gale, 1; Thomas Gross, 1; Capt Nathaniel Gunnison, 1; Winfield Gurganus, 1; David Gillespie, Duplin, 1.
H: Caleb D Howard, 2; Mrs A Heron, 1; Mrs Hester Hoskins, 1; Capt Charles Hasan, 1; Francis Howell, 1; Mons William Hammon, 1; Mr Buck House, 2; Capt Lewis Hudgens, 1; Samuel Hopkins, 1; Capt Jonathan Hazard, 2; Col Wade Hampton, 1; Mrs Mary Hughs, Little River, 2; Robert Howe, Brunswick 1.
I: Capt Thomas Jones, 2; Edward Jones, 2; W Jones, 1; Dillon Jordan, 1; Capt Wm Johnston, 1; John Walker, care of I & Bishop 1; Mrs Jenis, 1.
K: Richard Kelly, 1; Mr Harry Keppel, 1; John Keating, 1.
L: Peter Le Brun, 1; John Larkins, 1; John Levingston, 1; Henry Levingston, 1.
M: Miss Mary McGee, 1; Joseph Morgan, 1; James Mumford, 1; James Masterson, 1; Arthur Murray, Duplin, 1; James Murray, Duplin, 1; Wm Mosely, 1; Neil McEachren, 1; William Morlin, 1; Capt Moses Morrell, 1.
N: Jarrot Noble, 2; Samuel Norton, 1.
O: Captain John Ogden, 1.
P: Captain Gad Peck, 2; John M Pearson, 1; William Patterson, 1.
R: James Rogers, 1; Messrs Ross & Hanrahan, 1; George Revell, 1; Sempronius Russ, 1.
S: Stephen Stone, 1; John Swann, 1; Sandy Shaw, 1; Allan Shaw, 1; Luke Swain, 1; Joshua Seely, 1; Jonathan Spooner, 1; Dennis Stephens, 1; John Swain, 1.
T: John Tucker, 1; John Thompson, 1; Thomas Turner, 1; Anthony B Toomer, 1; Capt Enock Tobey, 1; Barker Taylor, 1; John Towers, 1; Isaac Tubbs, 1; Kingsby Thurber, 1.
W: Thomas Williamson, 1; Timothy Wadham, 2; Elijah White, 1; William Wright, Smithville, 1.
John Lord
Wilmington, April 9

The Wilmington Gazette
April 30, 1801

Married on Sunday last, Mr James Richards, merchant of this Town, to Mrs Mary Moore of Brunswick County.

Ran away from the subscriber in George-Town, his waiting man March, on the 15th February. It is strongly presumed that he has made for Wilmington, he being well acquainted there; March is about five feet 4 or 5 inches high, of a yellowish complexion. A reward of thirty dollars will be paid to any person lodging said fellow in Wilmington Gaol, or delivering him to the subscriber in George-Town and all reasonable expenses paid.
Josias Wm Allston
March 19

The Wilmington Gazette
May 7, 1801

Thirty Dollars Reward
Ranaway from the subscriber, about the first of March last, a negro fellow by the name of Prince; and on the 20th of the same month, another named Ben.
The former is a French negro, about six feet high, spare made, has his face scarified in the manner of a Guinea negro, very black gums, and teeth very wide apart, and has eleven large letters on his breast, the first of which is T, and the last is Y - he had on when he went away, a greyish coloured negro cloth jacket and homespun cotton trousers, and an oznaburgs shirt. The latter is country born, about five feet eight or ten inches high,  yellow complected, has remarkable large hands and feet, with his toes much spread, his teeth are thinly set in his mouth, and has a large scar on his nose where it joins his forehead - his clothes were the same as the former.
Whoever will secure said negroes and deliver them to me, shall receive the above reward, if taken in this county, or ten dollars for Prince and twenty for Ben; and if taken out of the county, seventy dollars; that is twenty for the former and fifty for the latter.
Edmund Hatch
Jones County, April 2, 1801

Ten Dollars Reward
Ran away from subscriber on the 7th instant, a Negro fellow named Othello. He is about thirty yeas of age, thin visage, and about five feet seven inches high - had on when he went away a blue woolen sailor's jacket, and striped wool & cotton homespun trousers. The above reward will be given to any person apprehending said Negro Fellow and lodging him in Wilmington jail or delivering him to the subscriber.
James Moore
Wilmington, 18th April, 1801

The Wilmington Gazette
May 21, 1801

All persons indebted to the estate of Tobias Cobb deceased are requested to make immediate payment and all those who have demands against the same to exhibit them properly attested within the time prescribed by law.
Ezekiel Lane
For Nancy Cobb widow of Tobias Cobb
May 20

Notice is hereby given
That David Slone of Duplin county, is dead, and that the subscribers have qualified as Executors to his last will and testament. All persons indebted to the estate of the said deceased, are therefore requested to make payment, and those who have demands against it, to exhibit them properly attested within the time prescribed by law, otherwise they will be barred of recovery.
James Matthes
Andrew Thally
April 30

The copartnership between Gamauche & Williams is this day dissolved.
Jean B Gamauche
Philip Williams
Smithville, May 14

The Wilmington Gazette
May 28, 1801

Twenty Dollars Reward
Deserted from my company of the 1st Regiment of Artillerists and Engineers, on the night of the 24th inst George Ruth, a native of Kent county, Maryland - 21 years of age, 5 feet 9 1/2 inches high, brown complexion, black hair, grey eyes, and by occupation a labourer. He is slender built, and has a remarkable downcast look, his eyes wandering about when spoken to - in other respects, he is a handsome lad.
Also Joshua Woodruff, a native of Elizabeth-Town, New Jersey, 26 years of age, 5 feet 5 inches high, fresh complexion, light brown hair, grey eyes, by occupation a miller and labourer - he is remarkably well set and active, square and stout built - both are fond of liquor, and stammer when intoxicated.
They took with them no part of their uniform but shirts, linen pantaloons, shoes and blankets - they have both blue flannel roundabout seaman's jackets with horn buttons, and perhaps nankeen pantaloons.
If it presumed they will make the best of their way to the northern states. The above reward, or ten dollars for each, with reasonable charges, will be paid to any person who shall apprehend and deliver them at this port.
J Bruff
Captain of the 1st Regiment of Artillerists and Engineers
Fort-Johnston, May 28

Sheriff's Sales
Will be sold at the Court-House in Wilmington, on the first day of June next, and if not sold on that day, the sale to continue from day to day until the whole is sold, the following tracts and lots of land, or so much thereof as will pay the taxes due thereon for the year 1799, and contingent charges.
One tract of land containing --- acres on the N E River, joining James Bloodworth and James Smith, supposed the property of David Bloodworth, deceased.
300 acres on the N E River, joining David Bloodworth, Sen'r, and Thomas Murray, supposed to be the property of Thomas Johnston.
200 acres on Ashe's Mill-creek in the upper Bear Garden, supposed to be the property of Frederick Wells.
300 acres adjoining the lands of Strudwick and Ashe, the property of Martin Wells.
100 acres on Moore's-creek, joining Michael Sampson's land on Holley Shelter, supposed to be the property of the heirs of Thomas Scarbey.
320 acres on Holley Shelter joining Samuel Stuckey and the Widow Anderson's, supposed to be the property of March Woods, deceased.
100 acres on Black River joining George Newton, supposed to be the property of the heirs of Alexander Campbell.
100 acres joining the last mentioned piece, supposed to belong to the same persons.
100 acres joining M Cowan's land, supposed to be the property of David Wells.
320 acres joining William Williams and John C Craft.
And 110 Lots of land situated in that part of the town of Wilmington, south of Dock-street belonging to the heirs of William Wimble, or Gillam Bass. On the day of sale the numbers of the said lots will be made known.
D Jones, Shff
April 23, 1801

As I intend leaving Wilmington, in all May next, I request all persons indebted to me to make payment, and those to whom I am indebted are desired to render in their accounts for the same.
Wm McKerall
April 9

The Wilmington Gazette
July 2, 1801

The subscriber having at June term of New Hanover county Court, obtained letters of administration on the estate of Mr Malcolm Mackenzie, deceased, late of the town of Wilmington, in said county, merchant, hereby gives public notice thereof, and requests all persons indebted to the deceased will make speedy payment, and those who have any claim or demand against the estate of his intestate, will please apply for liquidation and payment thereof within the time prescribed by an act of the Assembly passed in the year 1789, entitled "An act to amend an act entitled an act concerning proving of Wills and granting letters of administration and to prevent frauds in the management of intestates estates," in failure whereof the same will be plead in bar to the recovery of any such debt or demand.
H Urquhart, Adm'r
The personal estate of the deceased, consisting of lumber, two likely young Negro coopers, books, wearing apparel &c &c will be sold at the Court House on Wednesday the 8th day of July next, (if fair, otherwise the next following fair day) at the usual credit on like occasions.
June 25

Dissolution of Copartnership
The death of Mr Malcolm Mackenzie, having dissolved the copartnership of Malcolm Mackenzie and Co late of Wilmington, all persons indebted to said firm are requested to make payment to the subscriber, the surviving copartner, to whom also those having claims against the copartnership will please apply for adjustment and payment.
D McPhail
Surviving Copartner of the Firm of Malcolm Mackenzie & Co
June 25

The Wilmington Gazette
August 6, 1801

400 Dollars Reward
Made their escape from the gaol of Baltimore county, on the night of the third instant, the three following prisoners: viz. Fordam Pease, about 25 years of age, five feet ten inches high, light complexion, stout and well made, round shouldered, has had his right hand much hurt by the cut of a sword, which has caused it to be withered very perceptibly; he is a native of New-England, and has sailed as Captain of a vessel out of this port for Messr R & G McCandless. Also Ebenezer Saunders, last Post-Master at George-Town, on the eastern shore of this state, about 24 years of age, six feet high, dark complexion, thin and spare made, has a small blue spot on his left cheek, let in with India ink, and has lost one of his upper foreteeth. William Donaldson, alias Wm Van Bond, about 21 years of age, five feet six inches high, dark complexion, slender made, has a sharp thin face, with short black hair, they all have a variety of clothing, with renders the description unnecessary. I will give two hundred dollars to any person that will deliver Fordam Pease to me, in the city of Baltimore, or secure him in any gaol in the United States; and one hundred dollars for each of the others, if delivered or secured as aforesaid.
Also, made his escape at the same time, Peter Sinii, a Frenchman, about 21 years of age, dark complexion, five feet 5 or 6 inches high, much pitted with the small pox, thin and spare made, with remarkable black hair, which he wears tied. Twenty dollars will be paid for apprehending the above Sinii, or securing him as above mentioned.
Jacob Medeary
Gaoler of Baltimore County
June 25

The Wilmington Gazette
August 27, 1801

200 Dollar Reward
Ran away from the subscriber in the state of Georgia, on the 5th of March last, two negroes Isaac & Betty; they are both from North Carolina and have been seen on their way back. Isaac was originally the property of William Tucker who lives in Sampson county some distance above Wilmington; he was brought into the state of South Carolina by a Mr Henry Cannon, and there sold to a person by the name of Munson, from whom I purchased him. Betty was originally the property of one John West, whom the said lived on Neuse or New River. I bought her of Jesse McCall, Esq, of this state. They are both of black complexion and very likely - the fellow about 5 feet 10 inches high; 22 or 3 years of age. The wench is very short and remarkably well made, has an impediment in her speech, from 18 to 20 years of age. She was stolen off by the fellow - he has a free wife in the neighbourhood of Mr Tucker his former master, and most probably will attempt to pass as a free man. The above reward will be paid to any person who will deliver the said negroes to the jailer of Savannah (Georgia) or one hundred dollars to have them confined in irons, in any good jail in either of the seaport Towns on the Continent, provided information be immediately given me by the post, the letter to be sent to the Savannah Post Office. If they should be taken separately, the reward will be paid at the rate of two thirds of the respective sums for Isaac and one third for Betty. I suspect Isaac carried off Betty for the purpose of making her his slave, and that himself and his free wife will remove to Virginia.
A reward of two hundred and fifty dollars will be paid to any person who will prosecute to conviction any white person found harbouring them.
Ben. Raynes
Georgia, May 27th 1801

The Wilmington Gazette
September 3, 1801 

The subscribers having qualified at the last county court to the last Will and Testament of John Telfair, deceased, hereby notice all those who have any demands against said estate to produce them in the time limited by law - those who are indebted thereto may expect, if their accounts are not liquidation before the first day of October next, that suits will be commenced indiscriminately.
Anne Telfair, Ex'x
John Lord, Ex'r
September 2

The Wilmington Gazette
September 24, 1801 

Ran away from the subscriber at the Little Bridge, about four weeks since, a negro woman named Jenny, well known in Wilmington, and its neighbourhood, where she is no doubt harboured by some of the negroes who keep houses and are in the habit of hiring themselves. A generous reward will be given for taking up said runaway and delivering to me. All masters of vessels and other persons are hereby forewarned from harbouring, employing, or carrying her away under the penalty of the law in such cases provided.
Sarah Gee
Sept 10

Notice is hereby given of the decease of Robert Adam, Esq, late of Fayetteville and Wilmington, merchant, and of the subscribers having at July term now last past of the court of Cumberland county, qualified as executors of his last will and testament. Those indebted to the estate are desired to make immediate payment; and those having accounts or demand against the estate, of any kind or denomination, are required to exhibit the same for liquidation and payment, to the executors, agreeably to law, & within the time limited by the act of the General Assembly past in 1789, entitled "An act to amend an act entitled an act concerning proving wills and granting letters of administration and to prevent frauds in the management of intestates estates,"in failure whereof the same will be plead in bar to the recovery of any such debt or demand.
Duncan McLeran
John Winslow
Sam. Goodwin
John Eccles
John Hogg
Fayetteville, July 17

To Let
The house & lot adjoining Mr John London; lately occupied by Mr George Gibbs - possession will be given the first day of October next.
For terms apply to
John Lord
Sept 24

One Hundred Dollars Reward
Absented himself a few days ago, a mulatto fellow named John, well known in and about Wilmington as a Chair-Maker, he is about 28 years of age, five feet eight inches high, rather stout made, has a down look, a bold and forward countenance, and a large scar on (I believe) his left arm.
For lodging him in Wilmington jail, I will give fifteen dollars, for delivering him to me in Sampson county, I will give twenty-five dollars, if he is harboured by any person for sufficient proof to procure a conviction thereof,  I will give twenty dollars, and I will give one hundred dollars to whoever will give such proof as will enable me to prosecute to conviction any person or persons who may have seduced or carried him out of the state.
Michael Sampson
Sampson county, Sept 10

The Wilmington Gazette
October 15, 1801

Sampson County, Oct 10, 1801
Mr Hall
You will oblige me and perhaps others by inserting in your Gazette the following matter of fact:
Doctor Roger Cutlar sometime in the spring of 1800 bargained and sold to Biggers Mobley of Sampson county, a certain Negro Woman named Matilda, a Negro boy named Solomon, a Negro girl named Rose (and Matilda has since had a child named Hester or Hosse); which Negroes were delivered to said Mobley, and the purchase money paid. Afterwards Mobley hired said Negroes to Dr Cutlar and before the time was out that they were hired for, Dr Cutlar removed them out of Sampson, and now refuses to deliver them to me, who am the owner. This is therefore to forewarn all persons of the property of said Negroes. Dr Cutlar never offered the purchase money back again. The reader may make his own comments.
J Marley

All persons having any demands against the estate of the late Colin Morison, deceased, are requested to bring them forward for settlement. Those that are indebted to said estate will be called on for payment by the subscriber.
John Lord, Adm'r
September 30, 1801

Notice is hereby given
That the subscriber has administered on the estate of John Plair, of New Hanover county, deceased. She therefore requests all persons indebted to said estate to make payment, and those having demands against the same to exhibit them properly attested, within the time prescribed by law.
Elizabeth Plair, Adm'x
N.B. All the perishable property of the above mentioned estate, will be sold at public auction at the dwelling house of the deceased on Saturday the 10th inst, on the usual credit in like cases.
October 1st 1801

Sixty Dollars Reward
Will be given by the subscriber for delivery to himself or his Overseer at Belvedere, Toney, Margaret, and Nanny, who have absconded some months past. And for proving to conviction their being harboured by any white person. One third of the same for delivery and proof of each or either. For delivery alone Ten Dollars each, and five dollars for proof of being harboured by a person of colour.
Toney is a short well set fellow, about forty years of age, stutters and was formerly well known as a boatman. He has been seen frequently about D?llison's up the North west River, and I am informed is very probably harboured by some of Major Moore's negroes.
Margaret is an old wench of a yellowish complexion, has been hired about town for many years, usually stayed at Mr Keddie's premises and frequented the Sound very much.
Nanny is young and small, formerly lived with Mrs Purviance at the Sound, and is supposed to be harboured in that neighbourhood.
Benja Smith
October 8

The Wilmington Gazette
October 22, 1801 

Died on Tuesday last, Mr John A Abrams, formerly of Boston.

Mr Hall,
I have seen a piece in your last paper, signed J Marley of Sampson county - it hardly merits an answer. If the Negroes he alluded to are his property, the laws of the country will undoubtedly give them to him. There is a written obligation between Biggers Mobley and myself, in Mobley's hands, that will speak for itself. J Marley is perfectly correct in saying that I have refused to give up the negroes - he may rest assured I never will. As for any aspersions thrown out, I totally disregard them, as my character, from as long, or longer residence in this part of the country, is as well known as J Marley's.
It is untrue that I sold any negroes to Biggers Mobley. "The reader may now make his comments."
Roger Cutlar
New-Hanover county, Spring-Garden, October 18, 1801

List of letters remaining in the Post-Office, which if not taken out before the first day of January 1802, will then be returned to the General Post-Office as dead letters.
A: Mr B Andres 1, Major Ashe 1, Andrew Adie 1.
B: John Blanks 1, Robert Ball 1, Braser Barrord 1, Timothy Bloodworth Esq 1, Mrs Bernard 1, James Blanks 2, David Boney 1, William Brown 1, capt Stephen Bernard 1, William Barfuld 1, James Brownlow 2, Cliband Boyard, (cooper) 1.
C: James Campbell 1, Stephen Crews 1, George Cate 1, William Curry 1, Wm Campbell 1, Nathaniel Croker 1, William Creery 1, Benjamin Cooper of Duplin 1.
D: George Dudley 1, Christopher Dudley, Onslow 1, Ambrose Dudley 1, Mrs Jane Davis 1, George Davis 1, William Davis 1, Peter Duffy 1, James Darby 1, Samuel Dun 1, Mr Ducoudray 1.
F: Francis Fontaine & Tarby 1, Robert Finny 1, John Fisher 1, Mrs Christian Fleming 1, Anthony Foster, Brunswick 2.
G: William Gibson 2, Mrs J Green 1, Solomon Gwi 1, Andrew Graham 1, Charles Gwire, Brunswick, 2, Daniel Glisson, Duplin, 1, Matthew Gugow Duplin, 1, Winfuld Gurganus, Bladen 1.
H: John Hill 1, Thomas Hooper 1, capt William Hole 1, Samuel Hawse 1, John Halliburton 1, Mrs Elizabeth Hurst 1, Mrs Elizabeth Heath 1.
I: Edward Jones 1, John Jones 1, Dominic Jordan 1, Jesse Jennett 2, William Johnston, 1.
K: Richard Kelly 2, Miles Knight 1, Bennet Kendrick 4, Joshua Knowlton, Duplin 1, Gen. James Kenan, Duplin 1, Miss Mary Kirkwood 1.
L: Capt Thomas Low 2, Joseph Lamb 1, Henry Long 1, Richard Long 1, Elizabeth Lupton, Onslow 1, Kenan Love, Duplin 1.
M: Alfred Moore 1, Alexander Duncan Moore 1, Roger Moore 1, Jas B Maxwell 1, Peter Mallett 1, Daniel Mallett 1, James Mumford 1, Mrs Elizabeth McCotty 1, Woony McLammy 1, Patrick Marion 1, Schinking Moore 1, Robert Mouson 2, Neill McCallum 1, William McGaw 1, Darby McDaliel 1, George McDonald, South Washington 2, George Morisey, Duplin 2, Benjamin Mills, Brunswick 3.
N: The Rev Jeremiah Norman 1, John Nelson 1.
P: Gad Peck 1, John Player 1, James Parish 1, Elizabeth Parish 1, Benj Pearce, Little River, 1.
S: William Smith 1, Sarah Jane Smith 1, Simon Sellars 1, Doctor John Sibley 1, Polly Schmuck 1, capt Adam Slowan 1, William McSwruck 1, John Sellars, Black River 2, the Sheriff of Duplin County 1, David Slocum, Duplin 1.
T: John Taylor 2, Isabella Taylor 1, Anthony B Toomer 1, Thomas Finley care of James Gellespie 1, Charles Thompson, Onslow 1.
V: John Vaughan 1.
W: Daniel Wheaton 1, Mrs Sarah Williams, Fort-Johnston, 1, captain Peter Wamen 1, William Wilkinson 2, Henry Watters 2, Andrew Williamson 1, Wm Wright 1, Boatswain Wright 1, Benjamine Wilson 1.
John Lord
October 8

The Wilmington Gazette
October 29, 1801 

Ran away from the subscriber a negro man named Hardy, about 5 feet 9 or 10 inches high, yellow complexion, stout and well made, small hands and makes more use of his left hand than the right, a scar or mark on his right fore finger, and bushy head - he carried with him an oznaburg shirt and trousers, homespun shirts, overalls, and dark coloured jacket, nearly 20 years of age, he formerly belonged to Mr Mashburn on New-River. I will give a reward of 15 dollars if taken up in Bladen or Hanover, on his being delivered to me at my plantation on Black-River, and if taken in Onslow county, 20 dollars for delivering him to the jailor in Wilmington.
Alexander Strahan
October 1, 1801

Ran away without the least provocation, from the Hermitage, a few days since, a negro fellow named Telemachus, commonly called Macus, is a well made fellow, civil and plausible, of a black complection, and is about 5 feet 9 inches high, speaks plain English - his wife is the property of Thomas Hill, Esq, named Olive, who I am informed is gone up to Chatham county with her mistress, and it is probable the fellow is gone up there after his wife, and may be harboured about Fayetteville or on Mr Hill's plantation, or somewhere near Wilmington.
I will give any person a reward of Twenty Dollars who will apprehend the said fellow and bring him to me at the Hermitage.
J Burgwin
August 18

The subscriber offers for sale
All his lands on New-River.
That valuable plantation, Turkey Point, of six hundred and forty acres, of a very rich soil. Also one other Plantation called Rouse's Hammock, of four hundred acres, and some smaller tracts - with a considerable quantity of Rich Hammock, on which is about fifty acres of Rice Swamp, the greater part under dams. The soil of both Plantations is excellent for the culture of cotton, or any kind of produce peculiar to this country, lies in the centre of excellent winter and summer range, and has every conveniency of fish and oysters.
Any person wishing to purchase is requested to look at the lands and not take the report of any person respecting them. They will call on Mr John Hansley, Sen'r, who will shew the situation of the Plantations, as he is well acquainted.
Cash or likely young negroes will be taken in payment, and twelve months credit will be given for one third of the purchase.
If the above plantations should not be sold I will settle them this winter.
Letters directed to me as Wilmington will be duly attended to.
Jesse Clegg
August 14

The Wilmington Gazette
December 10, 1801  

State of North Carolina
Cape-Fear District
In Admiralty.
Whereas William Ward, Peter Adamsen, Francis Brack, John Davis, and John Frazer, late mariners on board the Snow the Duke de Bronte, Richard P Beale commander, have filed their libel in this Honourable Court, stating that they are entitled to wages due for services rendered on board said vessel, and that the same are withheld from them - and have prayed, in & by said libel, that process may issue against the said Snow the Duke de Bronte her tackle, apparel, &c. - and have also  prayed that said vessel her tackle, apparel, &c. may be sold to satisfy the decree which shall be made in the premises.
And whereas his honor the Judge hath appointed Tuesday the 15th day of December instant, to hear and determine the said libel, at the Court-house in Wilmington.
These are therefore to give this public notice to all concerned to appear at the Court-house in Wilmington, before his honor the Judge, on the 15th day of December instant, then and there to shew cause if any they can, why the prayer of the libellants should not be granted, and why the said Snow the Duke de Bronte, her tackle, apparel, &c should not be sold to satisfy such decree as may be made in the premises.
Of this the parties concerned will take due notice, and govern themselves accordingly upon peril incumbent.
Witness Carlton Walker, Clerk of said Court, at Office this 8th day of Dec. Anno Dom. 1801. and in the XXVI year of the independence of the United States
By Order,
Carlton Walker, Clerk

A Caution
Whereas the subscribers, in the month of January last, purchased of the Buxtons and David Jones, two tracts of land on Moore's creek, New Hanover county; and for the balance of the purchase money, our three notes were given them, each for one hundred and sixteen dollars and sixty-six and two thirds cents. Since, on surveying the lands, it is discovered that they cannot make good their warrantee deed of the tract said to contain two hundred acres.
All persons are therefore hereby forewarned not to take an assignment of our notes, as we are determined not to pay them.
James B White
John W Charles
Wilmington, Dec 1

The Wilmington Gazette
December 17, 1801

Is hereby given, that my wife Mary Downing has left my bed and board without any provocation or cause whatever known to me, and lest she should be harboured or credited to any person or persons on my account, this public notice is given that I will not pay any debts she may contract or incur in any manner, from this day. I also forewarn all persons from harbouring her at their peril.
James Downing
Wilmington, Dec 15, 1801

On Saturday the 19th instant, at the store of the late Milen & Blaney, in the town of Wilmington,
Will be sold at Public Auction,
The part of the stock of Goods on hand belonging to that concern, consisting of dry goods, groceries, &c &c.
On Tuesday the 22d instant, at the store of Benjamin Blaney, at Smithville, will be sold, the remainder of said partnership goods.
Terms cash before the goods are delivered.
Benjamin Blaney
Surviving partner
Wilmington, Dec 17, 1801

Ran away from the subscriber in February 1800, a negro man named Sam, about twenty years of age, a handsome black fellow, about five feet eight or nine inches high, stout built - he is well known in Wilmington by the name of Jenning's Sam, being purchased of him.
Fifty dollars reward will be paid on his being confined in jail so that the owner gets him, or three hundred and twenty five dollars will be taken for the chance of him, before apprehended.
J Muse
N.B. Letters on either case will be attended to at the Lumberton Post Office.
October 16th, 1801

I will give One Hundred Dollars to any person who will lodge my mulatto fellow John in Wilmington  jail - he may easily be known by a large scar on his left arm. If he does not come in before the next New-Hanover county court, I will then positively outlaw him.
M Sampson
December 6

Twenty Dollars Reward
Deserted on the 13th ult. from the Garrison of Fort-Johnston, James Price, a private of Captain James Bruff's company of the first Regiment of Artillerists and Engineers.
He is about 27 years of age, 5 feet 8 inches high, has short sandy hair and grey eyes, fair complected, and pitted with the small pox - by trade a printer.
Masters of vessels and others are forewarned against concealing, taking, or assisting him to get off.
The above reward will be given if bro't back to this Fort, and all reasonable expenses paid.
Enos Noland, Lieut.
of the first Reg't of Artillerists and Engineers
Fort-Johnston, Dec 1

John Shuter
Has for sale, direct from Dublin, Linens and Sheetings, bought at reduced prices, and in high condition.
November 12

The Wilmington Gazette
December 24, 1801

Whereas the copartnership of Milne & Blaney is dissolved by the death of Joseph Milne. All persons having demands against the said copartnership are requested to render in their accounts, and all those who are indebted thereto will call and settle their accounts either by payment or giving specialties, in order that the subscriber may be enabled to close the business as speedily as possible - he has appointed by Power of Attorney, John Barclay, George Duncan, and Thomas Callender, to transact the business in his absence.
Benj. Blaney, Surviving Copartner
Wilmington, Dec 9

Eloped from my plantation Saturday last, a negro fellow named Abram, a Carpenter, generally known about Wilmington as a Fiddler and has been frequently employed without my consent and to my great loss as such. I therefore give this notice of his being run-away, and that he carried off his cloathing and sundry tools. I forbid any person employing him either as a fiddler or in any other capacity or harbouring or entertaining him as I am determined to prosecute whoever does either, to the utmost rigour of the law. And I do hereby promise a reward of Fifty Dollars to be paid on conviction to any person that will give me notice of the person so harbouring or employing him; and one dollar besides all expenses, for having him confined in Wilmington or any other jail in this state.
Masters of vessels are forbid carrying him off.
J Burgwin
Nov 26

The Wilmington Gazette
December 31, 1801

On Thursday evening last, Carleton Walker, Esq Naval officer of this port was married to Miss Mariah Moseley.

Is hereby given
That the subscriber at December term inst of the court of New Hanover County, obtained letters of Administration on the Estate, Goods and Chattels of Charles Ceoskrey, dec, and that in pursuance thereof has qualified according to law - those indebted to the estate are requested to  make immediate payment; and those having accounts or demands or any kind or denomination whatsoever, are required to exhibit the same for liquidation and payment to the subscriber agreeably to law, and within the time limited by the act of the General Assembly passed in '89, entitled "An act to amend an act entitled an act concerning proving wills and granting of letters of administration and to prevent frauds in the management of intestates estates," in failure whereof the same will be plead in bar to the recovery of any such debt or demand.
Reuben Everitt, Adm'r
On the seventh day of January next will e sold at public vendue, all the good and chattels of Charles Croskrey, dec, consisting of the sloop Elizabeth, with all her materials, a negro boy, a gold watch, and a small pile of lumber, wearing apparel &c. Terms of sale six months credit, the purchasers giving bond with approved security.
Reuben Everitt, Adm'r
December 31

Inveagled away on Monday last, Elizabeth Baxter, under age, daughter of Anthony Baxter, Hat-maker in Wilmington. Whoever detains or harbours her after the publication of this advertisement shall be prosecuted with the utmost rigour of the law.
All masters of vessels and others are forewarned carrying her off.
December 31, 1801

To Rent
For a term of years, as may be agreed on.
That fruitful, healthy and beautiful plantation near the head of the Sound, known by the name of Sedgeley Abbey, on which there is a very commodious and well finished dwelling house, open to the sea beach by an avenue, and about half a mile from the Sound, which at all seasons affords abundance of fish and the best oysters in the state. There is also on the same a good kitchen, smoke house, barn, stable, and chair house, with a remarkable fine peach orchard. The land is well adapted to the culture of corn, cotton, and indigo, there is adjoining the house about 16 acres of rich inland swamp, which can be easily overflowed, most of which is cleared and will produce excellent rice. Whoever may rent the same can be accommodated with most kinds of plantation furniture, and supplied with any stock belonging to the land at a valuation. For terms apply in Wilmington on to
Peter Maxwell
December 14

Is Hereby Given,
That the subscriber at December term inst of the court of New Hanover County, obtained letters of administration on the estate of Cyrus Geer, dec, late of this town. Those indebted to the estate are desired to make immediate payment; and those having accounts or demands against it, of any kind, are required to exhibit the same for payment, to the subscriber agreeably to law, and within the time limited by the act of the General Assembly passed in 1789 entitled "An act to amend an act entitled an act concerning proving wills and granting of letters of administration and to prevent frauds in the management of intestates estates." In failure whereof the same will be plead in bar to the recovery of such accounts or demands.
Gilbert Geer, Adm'r
On the 11th day of January next will be sold in the town of Wilmington, at the usual credit on like occasions, all the merchandise, consisting of dry goods &c belonging to the estate of said deceased.
Gilbert Geer, Adm'r
Wilmington, Dec 24

Jacob Levy
Informs his friends and the public, that he has opened A Vendue & Commission Store
On market-wharf, three doors below Messrs Isaacks and Bishop's store, where he will gladly receive the commands of his former acquaintances, and others, who may be inclined to favor him with their business. He will use his utmost endeavors to serve them with integrity and punctuality.
He has on hand for sale, on low terms, a few puncheons of St Croix old Rum, one trunk of Calicoes, and two casks of Hard Ware.
Nov 26

The subscribers propose doing business this season in partnership, under the firm of Jocelyn & Gautier, in the commission and vendue line, and will receive produce and merchandise for public and private sale, in which those who may please to employ them may depend on attention to their interest and punctuality.
They are also opening a Liquor and Grocery store, which they expect will shortly be supplied with a pretty general assortment, and at reasonable prices, in which the favours of their friends will be thankfully acknowledged.
A Jocelyn
Thos N Gautier
Dec 17

The subscriber begs leave to inform the public that he has again commenced business two doors south of Mr Howard's tavern, where he intends carrying on the Watch Repairing & Silver Smith's Business, and solicits the patronage of those who wish such service; and flatters himself that by assiduity he shall be able to give general satisfaction. He has now on hand a small assortment of jewelry.
James F Carpenter
Wilmington, Dec 24

Cotton Gins
The subscriber will in a few days have his Cotton Machines at work on Topsail Sound, and will clean cotton for one-eighth. The machines are made upon the most improved construction they do not injure the staple of the cotton in the least. Some cotton that one of them cleaned last year, was sold in Boston at two cents in the pound more than any other of the same species of cotton that was in the market; the difference was in the superiority of the Gin. He will find bagging to pack the cotton where the owner prefers it.
John Sibely
Topsail Sound, Dec 1

A Cotton Mill
Which the builder has warranted shall clean at least one thousand weight from the seed per day, so as to injure the staple as little as any other Saw Gin in the state, erected for or before the crop of last year, and to be completed at Orton Mills in a few days, will in a short day thereafter pick or clean out Cotton for the customary Toll.
Benja. Smith
November 12

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