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Title The Virginia Gazette and General Advertiser, Vol. 6, No. 265, August 31, 1791
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Description Includes advertisements for fugitives from slavery: George from New Kent County --- John Gibson or Laney from Richmond --- Syme or Charles from Dover --- Amherst, Ben, and a woman from Rosewall, King and Queen county --- Alexander and Patrick from Richmond --- Titus from Fredericksburg --- Bob from Richmond. Includes advertisement of Moses Austin & Co. Shot Factory.
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Transcript wm *~V Richmond, August j, 1791. f the death of Col. Turner w Sot: t hall, the partnerfliip of SOUTH- ALL & HAY, terminates the firft day of September next. On the 17th dav of the fame month, being Saturday, wiil.be SOLD at the Eagle Tavern, by public vendue, their lot and houfes, commonly called the RICHMOND BREWERY, with the fixtures and other irenfils neceflary for the malting and brewing bufinefs, together with every other property belonging to the Company, an inventory of which will be fhewn on the dav of fale. The fixation for the bufinefs is exceedingly good, and tne works fufrkiently extenfiv* for the prefent or any probable future demand, and as there is a fall in the water which fupplies the Brewery of twenty-five feet, it would be eligible for a Distillery. Credit will be allowed the porchafer for two years, upon giving bond and fecurity. (V^3 All perfons having any demands againft the Company, are requefted to bring them in for payment; and tfoofe indebted to them, are delired to rm:ke immediate payment, as ail the debts due to them after the tenth day of September next will be put in fuit. WM. HAY, Surviving Partner of (6) Soutuall & Hay. ~~TO~BE SOLD, of September next, being^^mbira the Difrricl Court, at Chariottcfville in Virgin': a, 2028 Acres of Land, Jyingupon James river, in Albemarle county, about 10 miles above Henderfon's warehoufe, being part ofa trr,aofland called CARR's LOW GROUNDS. This land is bounded by th*? river, about 1 mifc, a;id is well watered and timbered, thofe who choofe to view the land, will be fhewn it by Mr. Garland Carr, who lives upon part of the fame tract, or by applying to Mr. Nathaniel Andetfon, of Richmond, may be informed of the quality and other cir-um- ftances refpecling it. One third of the purchafe money muft be paid down in cafh, or any kind of public fecurties at their pairing value, and the other two-thirds at two annual payments. 6 OVERTON CARR. July 16, I791. FOR The LANDS SALE, called ELK-HILL, On James river and the Byrd creek, adjacent to Elk-Ifland, in Goochland, containing 669 acres, and confiding of two parcels, the one of 307 acres of low-grounds and highlands, both of the firft quality ; the other of 362 acres of good grain land, inoftiy well timbered j the two parcels are 2,50 yards apart; a public road paffing through that interval, and are cultivated as one plantation ; on the former, and in a very handfome pofition, is a commodious dwelling-houfe, built by the late Reuben Skelton for his own refide nee, having four rooms below and two above, with good out-hoafes, erected finer, his t'mie.—' xhfe prueis '4.6's. fteiVrng frreacfe^pfy able by inftalments in the years 1793, 1794, 1795 and 1796—with intereft from the delivery ofthe lands. Real fecurity will be required. Capt. Henry Mulling, who lives adjoining io the lands, will fm?w them to any perfon wifning to purchafe, and the fubferiber in Albemarle, has full authority to conclude the fale. NICHOLAS LEWIS. May 3, 1791* 0 j| & c t f) This is to inform the public, that the STAGE from Richmond to Portf- vnouth and Norfolk, by the way of Peterfburg, Cabin-Feint, Smithfield, and Suffolk, will leave Richmond and Portfmouth on Mondays, Wedneldays, and Fridays, at 5 o'clock in the morning; and the fta^e from Richmond to Peterfburg, will leave Richmond every day in the week (Sundays excepted) at 5 o'clock in the morning, and return the fame evening. jEj» With the utmoft giatitude, we return our moft finccre thanks to the public for the liberal encouragement we have already experienced, and hope, by our future exertions, to merit a continuance of their favcr. RICHARD TOWNES. JOHN G. VVOOLFOLK. Ofbornc's, March 7, 1791 THE fubferibers for cutting a navigable CANAL from the waters of Elizabeth river in the ftate of Virginia, to the waters of Pafquotank river in the ftate of North-Carolina, by the name of ihe Difmal Swamp Canal Company, are, agreeable to a claufe in the acts of AfTembly of both ftates, to meet at the town of Halifax, in the flate of North Carolina, on the loth day of Septern^ ber next, in order to give their vote <lent 2tv«i four Directors, for conduct:; d^noVing; any proprietor who veme„t "0 mcetTSaTrffW.irr— ind executed bdor^mmmmmmt^ ^;*s.«r her "other memrjer or propiii^u^SSSf^i^tby proxy for him or her, at any general meeting. CEORGE KELLY, J. HERON, (5W) WILLS COVVPER. NOTICE is hereby given, that a PETITION will be prefented to the next General Affembly, For an aft to pafs authorizing the fale ofa parcel of land tying on both fides of the bridge over Shockce creek in the city of Richmond, which is claimed by the city as a common— Alfo for the fale of all lots within the faid city to which there are neither titles nor claims;—Alfo that all the lots and tenements which are within the jurifdiclion ofthe Court of Huftings of the faid city may be confidered as appertaining to and added to the city of Richmond, and the fame fubjefted to the laws and regulations thereof;—And that the feveral powers heretofore given by law over the ftreets ofthe city of Richmond to the directors ofthe public building*, may in future be veiled in thecoipo- rite body of the ia.d city. VI RQ I NI A. At a High Court of Charcery, held in Richmond, March 12th, 1791. i Joseph Wharton, jun. Plaintiff. againft Richard Ford, & Company, Ford,") Curtoys, & Company, and John > Def s. Syme, ) The Defendants Richard Ford and Company, and Ford, Cur toy sand Company, not having entered their appearance and given fecurity according to the act of Affembl r, and the rules of this Court—and it appearing to t he {?.- tisfatt-ion of the Court, that they are not i ^Habitants of this country *•—On the motion of the Plaintiff by his Counfel, It is ordered, that the fail J Ds- next uuiff- ively, 5amt inday front fendants do appear here, on the firft dav of th Oftober term, and anfwer the bill of the Fi;j and that a copy of this order be forthwith infer te^ in the Virginia Gazette, for two months fuccef ar d publifhed at fome church of the parifh of Paul, in the county of Hanover, on fome S immediately after divine fervice, and at the door cf the Capitol in the city of Richmond, (A Copy) Teftc PETER TINSLEY, c. H. ~^NO~Yl C E. I AM authoriled to contract M \JU P^ce '-~°ne through Col and UhartottefvifJ6, to Staunton ; the other to the Holfton Settlements, along the Buck road, by New-London, and the Peaks of Otte Montgomery, Wythe and Washington, and o1 route as far as may be towards the Seat of'.he S()l Weftern Government. The defign is, that th dertaker is to derive all the benefit from the _ lifhment, whether from private fubferiptions for benefit of news-papers, or from the cuftomary P age of letters; fo that the Crofs Poft is to fiij ?0!t itfelf, a»d not brin;? any expence to the publi regular difcharge of the duties will be reqn which the Undertakers it is prefumed may well s and to which their own intereft will be a furtri ducement. As it is the object of the govern to open as much as poftible communications to moft inierior parts ofthe country, the perfon will undertake to gofartbef will be preferred. It is prefumed that if the Undertaker fhoul tend as far as Main Holfton that letters from Weftern Government on Cumberland, and Kentucky, would be greatly profitable. AUG. DAVIS)- Poft Office, Richmond, Auguft 2, 1791. N. B. The reoutes to and from otaunton, "an" to and from New-London, to be performed weer >» for whieh certain covenants are to be entered fit0 between the Poft Mailer-General and the Un?er" taker. A. Frefh Hyfon TEA of the beft quality, JUST ARRIVED to Macartney & Argyle, And for Sale at their Store oppofite the Poft-Office. Auguft 1, 179*' Dancing School. A red, jrd, r inner, t the vho ex- the j om A- FOR SALE, A FRESH SUPPLY OF COUNTRY BOLTING CLOTH& juft come to hand, together with others forme!rty advertifed, make a general aftbrtment of warra:.rec* cloths,which will be fold reafonable forcafh or wheat# plT THE fubferibers beg leave to inform thfk in th,c manufacturing line, that they are legally i? pointed Attornies of Oliver Evans, of Ncw^GflH| county, in the fiate of Delaware, to granT^lW([JJ^ ' for the ufe of his Elevators, being a late impnne_ ment on manufacturing wheat into fl»ur, which jie has obtained the exclufive privilege by letters j)a_ tent ofthe United States, bearing date the 7th ja_ nuary 1791. Our authority from faid Evans n' be found recorded in the Court of Huftings of t^\s city. A plan of the different machines may be harj0f us.—Having feen faid Evans's improvements jn motion, and difcovered them to be a great affift^nt in making flour, we beg leave to recommend thi,m to the millers in general. SAM & JOHN MOODY Rockett's Landing, Aug. 7, 1791. ~FTrjT~S~A~L E, AT TWELVE MONTHS CREDIT, A PLANTATION about 30 miles from Richmo^ on the Three Chopped Road and a branch Qs Beaverdam Creek, in Goochland county, contavi:n„ 310 acres of land, formerly occupied by Thomas ljtf derweod, Efq. and lately by Solomon M. Myl,rSt About 190 an res of ibis land are cleared, and %£ry fuit able j'or grain, that which is L'nclared is ft f^r tobacco. There is a good dwelling o:ufe with ttr£S fire places, an ordinary houfe with two, and afQre houfe with one—the If ore houfe compleatly fitted ;f2j calculated for the mercantile bufinefs—a large ba rn and other houfes -, an excellent orchard, which »i t/// produce 3000 gallons of cyder, if a good year j a 1 vefj laid with ftone, no better water in the conntry jy the [aid /and is not fold at private /ale before the 1 ^ of September next, it will be difp^fed of at pu ^rlc auclion, on that day, at the courthoufe in faid con. ^.^ to the higheft bidder, en giving bond and appro vej fecurity. For further particulars apply to Mr. Jc ^ Mordecai, in Richmond, or the fubferiber at Mi ip~ Petertlurg- &* rent the above place, they may be put intotnima pojjcffion^ being, prohibited from cutting etc-., tbrmn Jot Jire and_ derate, LOUIS ROUSSELL, moft refpeftfully informs his Pupils, and she Public in general, '.hat his SCHOOLS will be open at his Houfe on tbe 8>hof September. Day of attendance for the Day School, will be Thurfday, Friday, and Saturdayi from 9 in the morning to 12, and from 3 to 6 in the afternoon of every third week, and for the Evening School from 7 to 9, every evening of every third week. 3 Richmond, Aufrurt 24.. 1791. ^ifcli GRAND DUKE, Jjgiiill^ Captain POLLOCK, Is now loading Tobacco at Weft-Point on York River for London, to the ad- drefs of Donald & Burton ; and the CATHA- yiie^yggL^oJc - lOJ^*^^^£imAt ™, to fame add re f?.' iiotb fhipL-wtrrfiiil From lft to loth September, anp have e;ood accommodation for pafteneers. A feW hogfoeads high proof RUM, and MUSCOVADO SUGARS in bane's and hoj-Oieads, for Sale. JAMES BROWN. Richmond, Aug. 8, I791. 4 TO BE SOLD, To tin higheft bidder, on 17cdne(day the nth of October next, on the premifes, An improved HALF ACRE LOT in the town of Manchefter, number 215 in the plan of the faid town. There has lately been erected on fee lot fome fmall buildings, which are allowed to be moved off if done immediately. The widow of George Blades, deceafed, claims a right of dowei, but it is not clear fhe h -s any fuch right; be that as it may, the pnrchafer muft run the rifk of her claim. Six months credit will be allowed the purcbafer on giving bond with approved fecurity, bearing intereft from the day of fale. The title (excepting Mrs. Blades's right of dower) will be made, and the fale conduced by JAMES LYLE, Manchefter, Aug-, tz, 179I. 3 Ten Pounds Reward. RUN-AWAYfrom the fubferiber in New-Kent county, the firft of January laft, a Negro man named GEORGE, of about middle ftature, very well made, has rather a down look. I do not know what fort of clothes he might take with him, as he has been hired out ii Richmond for feveral years paft, and part of that time waited on feveral of the French ^merchants,. Tliis Is to give public notice, that all perfons having any demands again ft the eftate of BENJAMIN CLOPTON, de*. are hereby requefted to bring in the fame, properly authenticated, as the law requires, on or before the lft day of January next, or this notice will be pleaded in barr to their ilveral and refptclive claims j and ail perfons that are indebted to the faid decedant are hereby moft earneftly requefted to mike payment, or the fubferiber will be under the difagrecable &cceffi'v of immediately inftitming Am?. ^ WALLER CLOPT-ON, and JOHN BARNARD, adminiftrators of Benja- min Clopton, deceafad. City of RICHMOND. JULY 28, 1791. FOR SALE, VALUABLE 7 RACT OF LAND In Cumberland county, containing about 685 lying on the North fide of Bear creek, and h by the name of Barter-hill. This valuable tra land, late the property of Col. Alexander Ti was fold by him to John H. Norton, Efq; wh authorifed me to dilpofe ofthe fame on reafon terms, which may readiiv be known, by appl to CHARLES GRYME Richmond, Auguft 1, 1791. [4 :res, own I-of ent, has able Ltion S. Notice is hereby give That a PETITION will be prefented to the General Affembly, to repeal the Law for the e lifhment of a Town at Buckingham Courthom Auguft i, 1791 next flab- e. that I expeel he h3d feveral fuits ; fince nis elope ment hive had reafon to expect he had aconfiderable quantity of money with him, and do slfo expect that he is in fome town paffing as a free man. I do forewarn all owners of veffels from conveying the faid negro out of the ftate. Whoever delivers the faid flave to me fliall receive the above reward. y DAVID CURLE. New-Kent, Auguft si, *79fc« RAN-AWAY the 30th of March laft, LANEY, a negro lad 18 years old, 5 feet 5 %jiHl..$■ or ^ inches high, very much —^£^K5J«f»ert knockM-kneed, has long hair; it ft^g^j^^gg is unncceffary to defciibe the clothes he carried off with him, as I have heen informed he has changed them frequently, when feen laft was dreffed in a failcr's habit, and going to Hooe's ferry on Potowmack. He has obtained a forged pafs of emancipation, which has three ma- giftrates names affixed to it, the county not known ; he calls himfelf John Gibfon. If any pes fon will deliver the faid lad to myoverfeerat Bowler's ware- houfes on Rappahannock river, or to the fubferiber in the city of Richmond, fhall receive a reward of TEN DOLLARS, befides paying the legal allowance. THOMAS B ADAM^. N. B. All mafters of veffels are hereby forewarned from employing or carrying off the faid lad. Richmond, Aug. 6, 1791. tL Twenty Dollars Reward. RAN away laft night from the fubferiber, living at Dover in Goochland county, a negro man named Charles, fometimes he calls himfelf Syme, zqntnT^tptfcjZ)^^9?U3nl^7p]ain, is 'lame in his left les:, and limps very mucn, had on and took with him when he went away, a white coarfe twilled cloth coat, a pair of brown breeches, a brown mixed waiftcoat, woollen ftockings, an old wool hat, a new pair of (hoes, two pair of cznabrigs trowfers, and two new oznabrigs fhirts. Whoever takes up the above negro, and delivers him to Mr. Baniamin Harrifon, jun. in Richmond, or to me at Dover, fliall receive the above reward. PETER BAKER. Dover, Aug. t\, 1791. STRAYED or STOLEN from '- is city, on the niaht of the 14th inftant, a large BAY HORSE, near 15 hands high, with a rifing under one of his eyes refemhling a wart, which ^ r!uiaTTIoJe; if branded forgot, mod before. I expect he was rode off by fome ne^ro. # I will fa- tisfv any perfon for their trouble in bringing the above horfe to me, or gjvins fuch intelligence as I get him again. THOMAS BUTLER. Richmond, June ti, ly;*- TAKEN UP and lately com- knitted to the Jail of this city, two Men, one of whom calling himiclf CHRISTIAN ^EARNS fays that he was born of Dutch parents at Reacting in Pennfylvania, where he was bred a Miller • that he removed from the northward in the courfe of the laft year, and fettled in Wilkes county in the ftate of Georgia ; that hecarneirorn thence about two months ago and went to Philadelphia to vifit his relations, and that he returned to this place about three wes&s ago by way of Frederick town in Maryland. He is 5 feet 8 or 9 inches high, has fandy colored hair and is pitted with the fmail-pox, and had on among Other things when he was apprehended, a lead co- ^lotton cloth coat with buttons of the faros, JOHN YOUNG, and ia>s he is an Irifhman, but is the fame perfon who was known here ;\nd at Peterfburg a few years ago, by ihe name oi' John Boiling. He is about twenty one years of age, b*« black hair tied behind with a ribbon, thin v[bgc9 but otherwife a portly man, witV remarkable thick legs. He fays he was bred a pailierei and worked for fome time in Stuccowork, under one Ravvliogs 5 that he has lived for the laft fourteen months Rear Happens Ferry, in Loudoun county in this ft He, and that ne has worked in Hagsr's-Town in Maryland; he has on an olive coloured fagathy coat and black lafting breeches.-They had each in pol- ftffion a mare, fuppofed from many circumftances tobeftolenj the one claimed by Kearns, is a bay, 4 fet 11^ inches high, one hind foot white up to tha foot-lock, a ftar in her horehead, and a fnip on h r nofe, branded on the near buttock, A S, has a brown ftreak down her rump, trots and gallops, and appears to be five or fix years old —That claimed by Young, is a bright bay, 4 feet 10 inches high; appears to have been originally branded C 11, though now altered toTLj trots and gallops, and is judged to be fix or feven years old. From the different (lories which thefe two men have told when examined apart, their inability to affign anv tolerable good reafon for their travelling fo throughout the country, and other circumfhnces, there is no doubt of their being proper objects for the exercife of the laws againft vagrants, and as fuch they now remain in jail j and'the two mates ready to be produced to any proper claimant. A?- *3> 1791. JOHN fJARRET, Mryor. A great bargain maybe had in the purchafe of a quantity of wellajjbrted And Bonds will be received in payment. J J. G O V A N. Ayletfs, Auguft n, 1791. (3Wj Twenty Dollars Reward Will be given, for apprehending and delivering to me at. this place, the following NEGROES (whn went off on the night of the 21ft of July, with the defign of getting; on board the Swan, Capt. Dilc, who loaded at Weft Point, Virginia);. AMHERST, a ftout well fet black fd!dw, about 5 feet 8 or 9 inches high, limps a little in his walk, and very fond of fnufF, which may be generally difcovered by its appearance abo.it h?s very broad and flat nofe, BEN, a very black fellow, about 22 years of age, lomewhat fho/ter, and more {lender than Amherff, and talks extremely fall. A MULATTO WOMAN went off with the above, who has fince been taken up at Norfolk, and as fhe can write, fhe probably has furnifhed the others win paffes, changing their names. It is more than probable thofe negroes will go to Norfolk or Baltimore to get employed on board fome veffel. The above reward will be paid in proportion for either, if delivered to me, one half if fecured in any jail, and notice given thereof, and Twety Dollars each, if apprehended out of this ftate. (|j) PHILIP WATKINS. Rofewall, King & Queen 1 county, Auguft 18, 1791.J RUN-AWAY S, ]/fR. Edward Harwood near —fork-Town, and Mr. Bejamim Harris f cTviha an, are requefted to lend for their negro mtn ALEXANDERS PATRICK. ' Wm. RO>E, Keeper City Jad. Richmond, Aug. 22, 179*- Twenty Dollars Reward. A negro man named TITUS, belonging to the eftate of Philip Lightfoot, having fled from his duty at the brewerv in Frederickfburg, a re- 5- ward of TWENTY DOLLARS wTMTrSvl^the perfon or perfons who ftull ap- Vriil DC given V- t jvir Charles Lewis at about fort k ) ^here hefarmerlv iived. & So- Mr. Lightfoot in his life, He generally w fcrVant. and is capable ot bein^ a &uu TONES. ° -«.-%-* i«i i**tt> Frinnd'h AUG. D A V i S, PRIMTER FOR THE PUBLIC.