The Wilmington Gazette
May 12, 1812
Died - On the 11th inst. William Campbell Esq. a native of this town,
at the advanced age of 78 years, being the first white male born in
this place. He was a man of enlarged benevolence, and sustained through
a long life, a character of the strictest uprightness and integrity.
That very excellent stand for a Marine Hotel, formerly occupied by
capt. Bill and last by Mrs McDonald, is offered for rent on very
reasonable terms. It is perhaps the best calculated for a place of
public entertainment of any house in this town. It is convenient to
business and contains every requisite to render it a desirable object
to whoever may be desirous of undertaking a change of that nature. For
further particulars apply to James Frederick or to the subscriber.
N.B. The store below last occupied by the late capt Bill, being very
well fitted for a store and having a good back room will be also rented
on moderate terms. Apply as above.
A note of hand signed by Alexander Hatridge, for $175 24-100 dated the
22d April, 60 days, and made payable and negotiable to the subscribers
at the Bank of Cape Fear and the State Bank. The note may be identified
by the endorsation by Edward Winslow and Stephen W Eddy. The first
endorsement being a mistake, renders the note not negotiable therefore
can be of no advantage to the finder.
All persons are cautioned against purchasing the above mentioned note,
as the payment is stopped at the Banks, and whoever will produce the
same, shall receive a proportionate reward.
Winslow & Blagge
100 Dollars Reward
Eloped from the service of the subscriber without any provocation, a
negro man named March, by trade a carpenter, twenty-five years old, and
about 5 feet and 7 inches high. The teeth of his lower jaw project a
little beyond the upper. Is smooth spoken and not deficient in art. The
above reward of one hundred dollars will be given to any person who
will deliver him to me and on conviction prove that he has been seduced
from his duty and harbored by a white person, or Fifty Dollars to any
one who will apprehend and secure him in jail.
A F MacNeill
Lodged in Jail
On the 22nd inst a negro boy who appears to be ? years old, was taken
on the Newbern Road by the subscriber. He calls himself Sampson, says
that he is a New Negro, that his master Mr John McLaurin lives in
Marion district, South Carolina, between the two PeeDees. He had on
when he ran away a striped homespun coat and pantaloons. That he was
brought from Newbern and ran away to return thither, that he had been
at work some days in Wilmington; he passed himself as being owned by a
Mr Duncan. His colour is a palish black; is marked with two large
scars, one on each cheek, owing to strokes he received in his own
country. He measures 5 feet 6 1/2 inches.
A copper-coloured fellow, named Isaac Murphy, last a cook on board the
schooner Sally and Betsy, stole from the subscriber on Sunday evening
last, six shirts, a new surtout, a black silk vest and black cloth
vest, a blue coat and pantaloons, and many other articles, and made his
escape of them. It is supposed to use concealing himself about
the Sound. A reward of ten dollars will be given to whoever will
arrest the said rogue, put him in jail, or deliver him to Capt Golding.
The said fellow has a scar on one side of his face, about the size of a
quarter of a dollar.
The Copartnership of Wilkinson & Gilpin will commence on the 1st
May next, at the yard now occupied by Wilkinson & Gillbanks. In the
commission and lumber business they will use every exertion to render
pleasant sales to such friends as may put property into their hands.
Kingston, Jamaica March 25, 1812
The copartnership of Burgwin & Orme is this day dissolved, by
mutual consent. The settlement of the affairs of said firm is
committed to James Orme, who is exclusively entitled to and authorized
to receive whatever is due having assumed upon an arrangement with Mr
Burgwin, the discharge of the debts of said firm.
Geo W B Burgwin
All persons indebted to the estate of the late George McDonald are
informed that the notes and accounts belonging to the said estate are
left in the hands of the subscriber for collection. They are
therefore requested to call and discharge the same to prevent
Wm H Halsky
The subscriber having qualified as administrator to the estate of Hugh
MacPherson, deceased, gives notice to all persons having demands
against the estate of the said Hugh MacPherson, deceased, to present
them for payment within the time required by the act of assembly,
otherwise they will be barred of recovery by the operation of the said
act. Those who are indebted to said estate are requested to make
April 9, 1812
Ten Dollars Reward
Ran away from the subscriber on the 18th instant in Negro man named
Dick, about 24 years of age, yellow complexion, nearly 6 feet high,
tolerable stout made and has had his left eye hurt which occasions him
to look very bad out of it. When examined tells a very plausible
straight tale; he has a small knot on the top part of his right hand
near his wrist. I suppose he is lurking about Wilmington, or will
try to get to Jones County on Trent where he was raised. I
forewarn all masters of vessels and others from employing him or
carrying him off under the penalty of the law. I will give the
above reward to any person who will secure him in jail so that I get
W L Bush
The subscriber intending to leave this place shortly requests all those
indebted to him by note or account to call and settle the same.
And also those indebted to the late James Perin are solicited to close
their accounts, he being duly authorized by law to liquidate the same.
The Wilmington Gazette
Tuesday, August 25, 1812
I forewarn all persons from trading for a note of hand given by me to
John D. Bloodworth of New Hanover County North Carolina on or about the
6th or 9th instant, payable in 15 days for three hundred dollars, in
part pay of a negro that I purchased from said John D Bloodworth, as I
am determined not to pay the same as the said negro has not proved to
be according to contract.
A F Bowell
Fayetteville, July 30
New Negro was lately taken up by the subscriber and lodged in the jail
in this town. He speaks very broken English but the following is
the best account which can be got from him - that his name is George,
but in his own country (Congo) he was called Meeandee - that his master
is a Mr. Peter McLeod who lives in South Carolina not far from
Charleston - that he raises corn, peas and potatoes, that he ran away
more than two months ago. His height is about 5 Feet 6 inches,
has a full face, pockmarked about the nose, has a variety of curious
devices and marks on his breast, stomach and on his left side three
marks of the whip, he appears to be about 30 years old. The owner
is requested to call, prove property, pay charges and a reasonable
reward and take him.
Fifty Dollars Reward
Escaped from on board a Fayetteville boat at Elizabethtown in irons my
negro March, lately apprehended and confined in Hillsborough
jail. He is by trade a carpenter; can read and write; pretends to
be a great religionist which he uses as a cloak to his designs; says he
is a free man; is about 5 feet 7 inches high, and his lower teeth
project beyond the upper. The above reward will be given to any
person who apprehend the said March and deliver him to me in
Wilmington, together with all reasonable expenses of traveling paid.
A F MacNeill
A reward of fifty dollars will be paid for a Negro woman called Sally
belonging to Mrs. Heron if taken and lodged in jail within 10 days from
this and twenty five if taken and secured after 10 days.
John R London
20 Dollars Reward
Deserted from my company of drafted militia stationed at Smithville on
the night of the fourth instant two men viz:
William Branch, drafted from the Long Creek Company of New Hanover and
as near as can be described is 5 feet 7 1/4 inches in height, light
complexion, light hair, blue eyes, was dressed in dark mixed homespun
and check shirt; appears to be about 32 years of age.
James Goff is 5 feet 7 inches in height, dark complexion, blue eyes,
black hair, large whiskers, of the age of 22 years or thereabouts, was
dressed in the brown stuff coat, striped homespun pantaloons, and very
long boots. He was a volunteer from Black river where he resides,
and near which is supposed he may be lurking. All persons in the
service of their country or well disposed toward it are requested to
use their exertions to secure the above deserters.
A reward of ten dollars with all reasonable expenses will be paid for
the delivery of each or either of them to General William W. Jones in
Wilmington or to the subscriber at Smithville.
John Mitchell, Captain of New Hanover D Militia
The subscriber having been appointed Administrator to the states of
Amos Perry, deceased by the court of Pleas and quarter sessions of the
county of Brunswick at July term 1812 give notice to all persons having
demands against the estate of the said Amos Perry to present them for
payment within the time required by the acts of the general assembly in
such cases made and provided, or they will be barred of recovery by the
operation of said acts.
John Hall, Administrator
Wilmington July 31
On the 31st day of August next will be sold at Smithville Brunswick
County all the personal property of the late Amos Perry,
deceased. Six months credit will be given notes with approved
security will be required.
John Hall, Administrator
Wilmington, July 31st, 1812
On the 20th of May last, the copartnership of Chittenden & Bishop
was dissolved by mutual consent. Joseph Bishop is authorized to settle
the accounts of the firm; he therefore notifies to debtors to said firm
either by note or open account, that immediate payment must be made, or
their notes and accounts will without discrimination be put in the
hands of an officer for collection.
N. B. The Watch-Making and Jewelery business is still carried on by
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