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Vol. 1, No. 2; Monday 2 November, 1818

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GEORGIAMcINTOSH COUNTYBy John Baillie, clerk of the court of ordinary, for the county and state aforesaid.
            Whereas Eliza McCullough, the widow and relict of John McCullough, planter, of said state and county, deceased, and James Nephew, senior, esquire, and Scott Cray, merchant, have made application to me for letters of administration on the estate and effects of the said deceased.
            These are, therefore, to cite and admonish, all and singular, the kindred and creditors of the said deceased, to file their objections, (if any they have) in my office, on or before the first Monday in December next, otherwise letters of administration will be granted the applicants.
            Given under my hand and seal of office, this 22d October, 1818.
John Baillie, C.C.O.

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FIFTY DOLLARS' REWARDEloped about three months ago, from the undersigned a remarkably good looking negro [torn] named Scipio, about 22 or 23 years old and feet nine or teen inches high. He is well known in Milledgeville, on Turtle river and in Savannah, where he has been occasionally hired out, and in the latter place has several relations. He was seen in the company of two negroes, with a dog and gun. It is supposed he will make for Savannah, and endeavor to get on board some vessel bound to the northern states or to Europe, as he before attempted to accomplish that object. Any person apprehending and delivering him to Messrs. Carnochan & Mitchel in Savannah, or to James H. Giekie in Darien, or to the subscriber at the Thicket McIntosh county, shall receive the above reward and [torn] reasonable expenses paid. William Carnochan
            N.B. Captains of vessels and others are cautioned against harboring, employing, or taking him from the state, as the law will be rigidly enforced against offenders.

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AUCTION ON FRIDAY NEXT, 6th NOVEMBERWill be sold at the eastern tenement of Mr. George Street's new store, on the Bay, the following articles, viz:—[men & women's clothing, knives, tobacco products, books, etc.] ...Sale to commence 11 o'clock H.W. Proudfoot auctioneer.

SHERIFF'S SALESOn the first Tuesday in December next, will be sold at the Court-house in this county, between the usual hours of 10 and 3 o'clock, the following property, viz.One Cow and Calf, as she runs on the commons of Darien; one bay Horse and one old Sulky, returned by James Hamilton in his schedule of insolvency, as his property, and levied on to satisfy (so far as they will go) sundry executions against said Hamilton.
            Also, two Negro men, Paul and Boston, levied on as the property of James Derenges, deceased, to satisfy an execution obtained in favor of John Bolton, survivor of John Jackson vs. John Wallace, administrator James Derenges.
James Pelot, D.S.M.C.

AN ORDINANCEResolved, that from and after the passing of this Ordinance, all persons who may settle in the town of Darien as merchants or shop keepers, shall pay a sum of [torn] nty-five dollars to the clerk of council, whose business it shall be to grant a license, allowing said merchant [torn] shop keeper to all the benefits and privileges of re- [torn] nt merchants or shop keepers.
            Trading and trafficking of retail on board vessels of any kind is prohibited, however, trading and trafficking in wholesale certain items is allowed. [synopsis—Amy Hedrick] Extract from the minutes James Troup, Intendant.

AN ORDINANCE[article is torn away] Concerning Free Negroes and Persons of Color, Settling in the Town of Darien Passed the 14th September 1818.—Be it ordained, that all free Negroes, Mullattoes, or Mustezoes, or any free person of color, residing in the town of Darien, shall pay tax as follows, viz: for every male person as aforesaid, from the age of 15 to the age of 50 years, shall pay a town tax of ten dollars [a] year; and all females as aforesaid of and between [torn] ages, shall pay a yearly tax of five dollars; and [torn] Negro, Mullato, Mustezo, or free person of color [torn] come to reside within the limits of Darien, after [torn] passing of this ordinance, without first paying a [torn] the said town of fifty dollars, after ten day's notice [torn] failure of which, they shall be imprisoned for thirty [torn] at expiration of which time, their persons shall [torn] posed to public sale to pay the above mentioned [torn] and all incidental expenses. James Troup, Int[torn] Attest, James Burnett, C.C.

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GEORGIAMcINTOSH COUNTYBy John Baillie, clerk of the court of ordinary in and for said county and state.
        Whereas, Isaac G. Jeanerett, of said county, applies for letters of administration on the estate of Joel Pennington, late of said county, deceased, as greatest creditor.
        These are, therefore, to cite and admonish, all and singular, the kindred and creditors of the said deceased, to file their objections (if any they have) in my office on or before the first Monday in December next, otherwise, letters of administration will be granted.
        Given under my hand and seal of office, this 16th October, 1818.  John Baillie, C.C.O.

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GENERAL GAINES, and his lady and suit arrived in this place last Friday evening, and set off next day for Amelia Island. It is supposed, that he will fix head-quarters at Fernandina for two or three months, and that two battalions of United States' troops are on their way to join him. This would seem to indicate something; and, if conjecture might be hazarded, we would say, he will, at that post, await the decision of congress on the Floridas, and [torn] according.

By a gentleman from the south we learn, that a [torn] arrived on the 29th ult. at Amelia Island, bringing intelligence of three hundred United States' tops in [torn] brig and schooner bound to that garrison having made [torn] the land off St. John's on the 25th, but, owing to haz [torn] weather and want of pilots, were unable to reach their destination. The commandant immediately despatched the necessary assistance, and before now, we suppose, they are in quarters.

THE NEGLIGENCE OF PILOTS has, from time to time, been felt severely in many of our seaport towns, and in none more so than in this one. From the indolence and carelessness of the yellow man appointed pilot for the bar, vessels, after beating off and on for several days, have often been obliged to put into St. Simon's and Sapelo sounds, where guides appear to be more attentive; but the navigation between those inlets and Darien is so intricate and tedious that the passage of vessels entering them is usually prolonged three or four days and sometimes a week.
            But evils of a nature more serious than the loss of time are encountered from this neglect of duty in the pilot. Impatience arising from delay, or apprehension from the forebodings of a storm induces some captains, against their better judgment, to attempt a bar with which but few are acquainted and to which most are entire strangers. True it is, that wrecks but seldom occur, but the thumpings and hazards experienced by the adventurous in crossing have brought our bar (inferior in fact to but few in the southern states) into much disrepute. Indeed, the instances are so numerous and recent, that nothing else can be expected, until the fellow be compelled to fulfill the duties of his office, or be removed and some careful person appointed in his place. No longer since than last week, captain Gray, of the schooner Magnet, was, after laying off the bar two days and a half, induced to venture in without a pilot, from the appearance of approaching foul weather. In doing so he grounded on the breakers, but fortunately thumped over without sustaining any material injury. After the danger had been surmounted and the schooner gotten abreast the south point of Sapelo, the pilot came on board, with the laudable intention not doubt of securing his fees, of which it is said he is extremely tenacious, and the assertion seems credible from the great anxiety he shewed, two or three days previous to the Magnet's arrival, to get on board a sloop from New-York after she had reached Doboy island without his assistance or even seeing him.
            Such conduct is an ungrateful return for the kindness with he he has been treated [sic] by our merchants, who have generously furnished him with an excellent boat and built a house for his family on Doboy; where, by paying proper attention to his calling, he might acquire fortune and be serviceable to his benefactors, whom he appears determined to injure systematically, and will succeed to an incalculable extent, unless the corrective authority of the commissioners of pilotage be interposed not in a nominal but virtual manner.
            It is with pleasure, however, we learn, that two gentlemen, adding excellent character to a thorough knowledge of the bar and river, went down last Saturday for the purpose of bringing in such vessels as are supposed to be off the bar and others that are hourly expected.

DARIEN BANKThe following sensible remarks on the propriety of the legislature granting to Darien a charter for an independent bank, we earnestly recommend to the public: [synopsis, see paper for full articleAmy Hedrick]

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ELECTION RETURNS—State Legislature—The first name after each of the counties is senator—the others representatives.
BaldwinFleming Grantland, Francis Smith, Tomlinson Fort*
BullochSamuel S. Lochart, John Burnet.
BurkeJames Whitehead*, Alexander M. Allen*, John Whitehead, James Welch*.
BryanJohn Vanbrackle, Thomas H. Harden.
CamdenJoseph Thomas*, Hugh Brown, William Cone*.
ChathamAlfred Cuthbert, Frederick S. Fell, Moses Sheftall*, Edward F. Tatnall*.
ClarkeThomas Mitchell, White Rosseter, James M. Burton*, Mr. Parker*
ColumbiaJohn Foster, William B. Tankersly, William McGruder*, Archy Avery.
EffinghamJesse Scruggs*, Hermon Elkins*.
ElbertWiley Thompson, Beverly Allen, John A. Heard, James Morrison*.
FranklinBenjamin Cleveland, James Blair, Mr. Anderson*, Samuel Shannon*.
GlynnJames Piles, William Turner*.
GreeneOliver Porter, Thomas J. Moore, Thomas Stocks, Robert Rea.
HancockEppes Brown, John Abercrombie, Edward B. Brooking, Isaac Birdsong*.
JacksonHugh Montgomery, James Cochran, James Liddell*, David Witt.
JasperJarrel Beasley, John Martin*, John Rivers*, Asa Ragan, John Robertson.
JeffersonHomer V. Milton*, William H. Jackson, John McDonald*.
JonesJohn S. Zachry*, John Bayne, Abner Wimberly, Hardy Herbert*, Thomas White.
LincolnMicajah Henley, Thomas McMurray*, William Dowsing, jun.*.
LaurensDavid Blackshear, L.C. Pitts, (tie between George Linder* and Hardy Griffin*.
LibertyJohn Stephens*, John E. Fraser*, Daniel M. Stewart.
MadisonSamuel Groves, Nathan Willeford*, James Ware.
McIntoshAllen B. Powell, James Spalding*, William R. McIntosh.
MontgomeryNathaniel R. Mitchell, David Chambers*.
MorganWilliam Gill*, Charles Mathews, Hiram Rousseau*, L. Bandy, Nathaniel Allen*.
OglethorpeGeorge Hudspeth, John Townsend, Geo. R. Gilmore*, Burwell Pope.
PulaskiThomas H. Harris, Elisha Farnell*, Samuel Robinson*.
PutnamWilliam E. Adams*, Henry E. Branham, Irby Hudson, Benjamin Williams, E.S. Shorter*.
RichmondValentine Walker, Holland McTyre*, Geo. Walton, A. Rhodes, sen.*
ScrivenJames Blackmon, Roger McKinnay, Thomas Colding.
TwiggsEzekiel Wimberly, Roger Lawson, Robert Glenn*, Moses Fort*.
WarrenElisha Hurt*, Edwin Baker, Jack S. Davenport*, John Lewis*.
WashingtonThomas B. Rutherford*, John Moore, Thomas Pace*, Joab Pinson*.
WaynePliny Sheffield*, James B. Stewart*.
WilkesMatthew Talbot, Thomas Wootten, Magers Henderson*, T. Wingfield, J.J. Wellborn*.
WilkinsonJohn Hatcher, John T. Fairchild, Joseph Ross*.
*New Members.

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A SCHOOL—The parents and guardians of children residing in Darien and its vicinity are requested to attend a meeting at the church in this town on Thursday next, at eleven o'clock, for the purpose of taking into consideration the propriety of engaging a competent teacher. As great inconvenience, nay injury, has been experienced by the youth of this place from want of a seminary of education within their reach, it is ho [torn] ed and expected that adults interested will generally attend.

BENEVOLENT SOCIETY—A meeting of the Benevolent Society will be held this evening precisely at seven o'clock at Mr. King's new store opposite Mr. Holzendorf's. Charles Young, Secretary.

Vol. 1, No. 3; Monday 9 November 1818

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NOTICE—All persons having demands against the estate of James Dobson, late of this place, deceased, will present them, properly at the [torn] settlement; and these indebted are required to [torn] payment, on or before the second day of November next, otherwise suit [torn] immediately commence against them. William Baillie

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VOCAL MUSIC—The citizens of Darien and its vicinage are respectfully informed, that a young gentleman, who is well acquainted with the theory and practice of Vocal Music, wishes to commence a MUSIC SCHOOL in this place. As it is supposed that every person must be acquainted with the great advantages arising to society from a School of this kind, he deems it unnecessary to comment on its great utility. He therefore submits the consideration of the School, hoping that it will be patronized. For terms apply at Mr. Wing's dwelling house.

RANAWAY—About three weeks ago, two negro men, well known in this place and St. Mary's, by the names of Nosko and Chance, formerly the property of John Holzendorf, sen. A reward of ten dollars each, will be paid by delivering them to Scott Cray in Darien. A.H. Powell

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Long discussion about the propriety of the Darien Bank [see paper for full article—Amy Hedrick]

The buoys, intended for Doboy bar, were taken down, last Thursday, by Mr. Jeremiah Lester, from whose knowledge of the neighboring coast, there is every reason to believe that they will be anchored in the most advantageous situations.

At the superior court, held on the 2d instant, in Brunswick, Glynn county, Amasa Doud was sentenced to one year's confinement in the penitentiary, for having assaulted with intention to murder George Myers.


Vol. 1, No. 4; Monday 16 November 1818

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DOBOY BAR—Every honorable measure within the reach of the commissioners of pilotage is about to be used to retrieve the credit of our bar, which has, from the negligence or systematic turpitude of the pilot, fallen the estimation of people residing at a distance. A change of pilots will be one, and, unless expectation fail, their choice will prove worthy of public confidence. But, as vessels, at bars, attended by the most vigilant pilots, have at times to run in with no other guide than chance or the directions of some nautical writer, perhaps inaccurate from time, distance or deficiency in personal knowledge, the commissioners requested the gentlemen who carried down and anchored the buoys, to furnish such information as might enable vessels to cross Doboy bar, should the pilot be absent, with the least possible danger. The request was compiled with, an the annexed article handed for publication; which we give it with pleasure, as we know it to emanate from a source entitled to implicitly belief.
            The following are the depths of water, bearings and distances of two red buoys, placed in Doboy Inlet, leading to Darien, Georgia:
            Buoy No. 1, sunk in eighteen feet water, at low water, on the outer edge of the bar, bearing east half north from the beacon on Wolf Island three miles and three quarters distant, and four and a half miles from the south point of Sapelo in an east southeast direction.
            Buoy No. 2, sunk in twenty-one feet water at low water, off the north breaker head, bearing east half north from the beacon aforesaid about two and a half miles, and in a southeast by east direction three and a half miles from the south point of Sapelo. This buoy is southeast by east half east five miles and a half from Doboy Island, and from the most southern part of the north breaker one third of a mile west by south half south.
Directions for crossing Doboy bar:
            Doboy bar lies in lat. 31 21 N. lon. 81 26 west. Vessels making the land, when in five or six fathoms water, will, during clear weather, see the beacon on Wolf Island; which must be brought to bear west half south. Run exactly in this course, till the buoy, on the outer edge of the bar, is made, which may be passed on either side. Continue this west half south course till near the inner buoy opposite the north breaker. In passing them, the north breaker is to be kept on the starboard and the buoy on the larboard hand, taking care at the same time that the flood tide does not set the vessel on the north breaker. In running this course, the bar is crossed with not less than twelve feet water at low water. When abreast of the inner buoy, run from it one mile and a half in a direction exactly northwest by west; where the anchorage is excellent in four fathoms water at low water, with the beacon bearing southwest. The neap [sic] tide ebbs seven feet.
            The buoys above-mentioned were placed, the bearings, distances and depth of water taken, and the directions for coming in over the bar to safe anchorage given by the undersigned at the request of the commissioners of pilotage for the port of Darien and Sapelo river.

Jeremiah Lester, Branch pilot William Bowman, Ship-Master Vincent P. Taylor, Ship-Master
W.J. McIntosh, Superintendent Light House, Buoys, &c.

THE SAVANNAH MUSEUM of the 14th mentions the resignation of Mr. William Stephens as district judge of the United States for the district of Georgia.

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ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS' REWARD—Stolen from the subscriber on the night of the 17th instant, between the hours of 6 and 9 the following goods:
    1 gold lapine Watch, No. 7068, without cap, the spring on the back being weak it would not remain shut.
    4 gold Watches, one having gold hands; one with gold dial.
    4 lady's Watches, two of which are plain edges, gold dials, one enameled red on front, without hands.
    1 silver patent lever Watch, Robert Boskell, Liverpool No. 23327.
    2 silver capt Watches, with jewels.
    1 silver capt. Watch hand dial, second and stop, No. 3712 or 3709.
    1 silver capt hunting Watch, 3302.
    5 French crisical Watches, very plain.
    8 jeweler's gold Chains.
    About 20 seals, 5 of which were fine gold.
    12 Keys, mostly jeweler's gold.
    1 Compass, some Ear-rings, and Breast-pins, with one note of $50, on the Planter's bank, almost new.
        The subscriber earnestly requests all dealers in jewelry, as well as every honest citizen, to use their endeavors to apprehend the thief or thieves and goods. The above reward will be paid for the detection of both or in proportion for any part of the goods which may be restored. D.B. Nichols
        N.B. One movement of an English Watch [torn] case. Savannah, October 20.


Vol. 1 No. 5; Monday 23 November 1818

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FIFTY DOLLARS' REWARD—Ranaway on the 10th instant, from the office of the Darien Gazette, a Negro boy named Smart, about 12 years old, four feet six inches height, stoutly built, the countenance pleasing though full and flat nosed. He carried with him two round jackets; one of dark woolen, and the other of blue homespun; two checked shirts; osnaburgs trowsers and a pair of negro shoes. He is supposed to have obtained a passage on board some vessel bound to New York, or in one going to Savannah, where his parents reside. The above reward will be given for proof to conviction of such person as may have inveigled him away, or harbored or now harbors or may harbor him, and ten dollars [torn] all reasonable expenses for his deliver to Mr. [torn] Gugel in Savannah, or at the office of the Darien Gazette. McIntyre & Millen

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STRAYED OR STOLEN—On the night of the 7th instant, from Mr. Ginright's lot, a bright Bay Mare, with a snip on her nose, about [torn] hands height, 7 or 8 years old; no brands [torn] collected; fore shod. Any person delivering her to [torn] George Street in Darien, or to the subscriber at Be [torn] ferry, on the Oconee, shall be liberally rewarded.  Thomas Huges.

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CHANGE OF PILOTS—It is with pleasure we are able to state, the Mr. Jeremiah Lester is appointed by the commissioners of pilotage, pilot for Doboy bar and the harbor of Darien. He is an excellent seaman, thoroughly acquainted with the outlet, and of a character steady, sober and respectable. It is fortunate for this place that he has accepted the appointment, as the former pilot, a yellow fellow, was becoming more and more neglectful. Two vessels from New York were last week obliged, after waiting some time off the bar, to venture in without a pilot; and a schooner, not yet arrived, in a similar attempt ran up on the breakers but luckily got off and stood to sea. A ship and a brig have likewise been several days waiting for pilots; but the inconvenience is now at an end.

Colonel Clynch arrived in this place yesterday evening in the northern stage, on his way to Amelia island.

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FIRE AT SAVANNAH—On the evening of the 19th instant, a fire broke out in the stores occupied by Messrs. Edes & Potter, and A. & S. Savage, on Knox's wharf, in Savannah; and the flames successively communicated to the buildings rented by Messrs. J. Battelle & Co. Mr. Leonard Fash and Messrs. Williamson & De Villers, but were stopped by the fire-proof stores of Messrs. Johnston & Hills. The buildings destroyed were owned by Messrs. Telfair and Williamson, and but little property was saved from them. The loss is computed at fifty-five thousand dollars. Mr. Allen R. Savage, of the house of A&S Savage, is said to have lost his all. he seems to be the sport of adverse fortune, having but a few years since experienced the miseries of captivity among the Moors.

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POST OFFICE—Darien, November 23, 1818—As considerable inconvenience has resulted from keeping books of credit in the office, the post-master finds it necessary to notify the public that after 31st day of December ensuing, no letter will be handed to any person without the postage being paid down on delivery. Wm. B. Holzendorf, post master.

GEORGE F. WING—Being solicited to offer as a candidate at the ensuing election for alderman in this place, will endeavor to use his utmost exertions, if elected, to perform the duties of that municipal office.

GEORGIA MILITIA—271st Dist. Company—You are hereby ordered to appear at your usual place of parade on Saturday next, 28th inst. at 10 o'clock, A.M., armed and equipped as the law directs, for military duty. By order of captain Hamilton. George F. Wing, 2d lieut.

COPARTNER SHIP—The subscriber begs leave to inform his friends and the public generally, that on the 10th day of August last, he took Mr. William MacMaster into partnership with him, and that the business in future will be conducted under the firm of James H. Giekie & Co. James H. Giekie.

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WASHINGTON, OCTOBER 30—Notice to widows and minor children of deceased soldiers—The widows and minor children of soldiers that died in the service of the United States, during the late war, are informed, that the law giving them commutation, of five years' half pay pension, in lieu of land, expires on the 16th day of February next, (1819.) Those persons that are entitled to the pension, amounting to 240 dollars, but do not apply for it before that period, will probably be forever after debarred from obtaining it. This notice, which is given by an agent of one of the northern states, in the shape of an advertisement to claimants, inviting their application to him, we publish gratuitously, reminding them, at the same time, that no agency is necessary in the case. Claimants who are ignorant of the mode of transacting the business, may avail themselves of the aid of the representatives of their respective districts, in congress, who will take pleasure in affording it, at the approaching session, to make the necessary application, &c. to the public offices.—Nat. Intel.


Vol. 1 No. 6; Monday 30 November 1818

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WANTED—A young man about twelve or fourteen years old, to attend in a store; none need apply without credentials; one from the country would be preferred. Apply at this office.

WANTED TO HIRE—Three or four AXE-MEN; for whom liberal wages will be given, payable monthly, quarterly or yearly. Inquire of Messrs. Cray & Layman, or at this office.

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VALUABLE LANDS FOR SALE—On the first Tuesday in December next, will be sold at the court-house in the city of Savannah, between the usual hours, as valuable a tract of LAND as any in this state, situated within a few miles of Darien, bounded by Lewis' creek and the Alatamaha [sic] river, containing 1190 acres, calculated for the culture of rice, cotton or sugar.
        Also a house and lot, at Baisden's bluff a healthy residence near the land. The [torn] property will be positively sold on [torn] unless previously disposed of [torn]. R. & J. [torn]

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REMARKS BY CAPTAIN WILSON, OF THE BRIG INTELLIGENCE, IN MAKING DOBOY BAR—When in the proper latitude, and standing in, during hazy weather, for Doboy bar, soundings differing with those on every other part of the coast will be found. From seven fathoms water the bar bears from northwest by west to west northwest. In running in, seven fathoms are immediately left, and six and five fathoms and a half gotten, when directly the water deepens to six and a half and seven and a quarter. The soundings next alternately and quickly increase and decrease from a half to a fathom. After getting into five fathoms, and carrying that depth for ten or twenty minutes, the buoys, even in thick water will be sight bearing about west northwest.

EXTRACT OF A LETTER TO A GENTLEMAN IN THIS PLACE DATE—St. Andrew's Parish, S C November 19, 1818—"Very sorry crops of cotton are made generally in this state, and wretched provision crops. The drought continues distressing. All my neighbors, as well as myself, are driven to the necessity of digging deeper an additional number of wells to water our stock daily. Many of our cattle have died in the woods, for the want of food as well as water. The woods and old fields are nearly burnt through.

THE GEORGIAN (A new public journal printed in Savannah.) made its first appearance on the 26th instant. Mr. Harney[?] has not disappointed the expectations of his patrons. His matter, original and selected, is surpassed by that of but few newspapers in any place, and is equal to that of any in the state. We repeat, what we before stated, that his paper is a great acquisition to the eastern district and to Savannah in particular.

BANK OF DARIEN—The bill for chartering a bank in this place was read the first time on the 17th instant. Of its final pass we but little doubt can be entertained, but in what shape we are unable to say.
        The bill for removing the court-house to Darien, providing for the disposal of the present one, and for making permanent the seat of public buildings here, has received the proper sanction.
        On the 17th, Mr. Blackshear moved to appoint commissioners to examine, survey and report to the next legislature, the practicability, the distance, depth and probable expense of cutting a canal to connect the river Alatamaha [sic] with the Turtle and Sapelo rivers. We hope that the measure may be adopted; and then the expectation of changing nature in those places entertained by some visionary individuals will be forever decided.

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CAUTION—Counterfeit twenty dollar bills, of the Planters' bank, are in circulation. The engraving, numbering, date and signatures are badly imitated, can easily be detected on inspection, but would deceive persons not in the habit of observing bills particularly. The date of the bill stopped, is December 14, 1815, letter B. J. Marshall, cashier. Savannah, November 28, 1818.

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SHERIFF'S SALE—On the first Tuesday in February next, will be sold at the Court-house in this county, between the usual hours of 10 and 3 o'clock, the following two negroes, viz: Cate and her son Joe, levied on as the property of Green B. Tillman, under a foreclosure of mortgage from said Green B. Tillman to William Craig. James Pelot D.S.M.C.

SHERIFF'S SALE—On the first Tuesday in January next, will be sold at the Court-house in this county, between the usual hours of 10 and 3 o'clock, the following property, viz: A tract of land containing 633 acres more or less situate on the waters of Sapelo river, McIntosh county, bounded eastwardly by land of Mrs. Margery Sutton, south by land belonging to Mrs. Barbary M'Intosh, and westwardly by land belonging to the estate of William M'koy, levied on as the property of the estate J.A.C. Deverges, to satisfy an execution in favor of F. Roma vs. John Wallace, adm'r J.A.C. Deverges. James Pelot D.S.M.C.

[Skips from 30 November to 21 December 1818—Amy Hedrick]


Vol. 1 No. 9; Monday 21 December 1818

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A LARGE ESTATE FOR SALE—That extensive and well known property belonging to Pierce Butler, esq. situated on the waters of the Alatamaha [sic], in the counties of Glynn and M'Intosh, consisting of about 15,000 acres of land of various kinds, and 535 negroes.
            Among the negroes are about forty-five mechanics, viz: Blacksmiths, House and Ship Carpenters, Bricklayers, Coopers, &c. Of the prime land, there is about 1600 acres fit for immediate cultivation, viz: 800 acres of tide swamp on Butler's Island, one mile from Darien, suitable for rice, cotton or sugar; 300 acres of brackish marsh, and excellent cotton land, on Experiment, on Little St. Simon's, and 500 acres on Hampton, St. Simon's Island, consisting of old fields that have not been in cultivation for three years.
            The estate is amply provided with buildings of every description, requisite in an extensive culture of rice, cotton and sugar.
            A further description is considered unnecessary, as it is presumed no person would become purchaser, without a previous examination of the premises.
            Butler's Island, containing 1498 acres (875 of which are banked in) is offered for sale in one lot, together with all the negroes, excepting a few families, that will be kept until the other property be disposed of. The St. Simon's lands may be divided into several tracts to suit purchasers. The payment will be accommodating; 20 per cent only will be required to be paid in hand; and 7 per cent interest on the balance. Any person desirous of purchasing will please apply to the subscriber. Roswell King
            The editors of the Georgian in Savannah, and of the City Gazette in Charleston are desired to insert the above 8 times weekly, and forward their accounts to this office for payment.

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DARIEN HOTEL—The above establishment has just been opened, for the reception of gentlemen as permanent or transient boarders. The strictest attention will be paid to the comfort and convenience of those frequenting the hotel, and care taken to provide the table and bar with the best that Darien affords. Families will be furnished with rooms; and horses provided with excellent stables, stored with provinder, and attended by experienced grooms. Dewitt & Burnett

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RANAWAY—From the subscriber, on the 12th instant, a very [torn] Negro Fellow named Jim, about twenty-two or three years old, five feet eight or nine inches high, stout made, full face, dark complection, lisps a little when speaking; had on when he went away, a negro cloth jacket and pantaloons, of white. He was formerly the property of James Thomas, of Burke county; he was not long since taken out of Darien gaol; he will make for Savannah or Darien, in order to get on board some vessel, as he worked some time on board of one when he was out before. He may try to get on board of an Augusta Boat; and make his way for that place, as he worked there some time at the bricklayer's trade. A reward of twenty dollars will be paid to any person who will deliver him to the subscriber in M'Intosh county, or lodge him in any safe gaol in the state so that I can get hold of him. Jonathan Thomas
            N.B. Captains of vessels and others, are cautioned against harboring, employing or taking him out of the state, as the law will be rigidly enforced against them.

ADMINISTRATRIX'S SALE—On Tuesday, 23d of February next, will be sold at the residence of the late Cyrus Dart, in Glynn county, one tract of land containing two hundred and fifty acres, with the improvements thereon, belonging to the estate of the said Cyrus Dart, deceased, and sold for the benefit of the heirs and creditors. Terms made known on the day of sale. Ann Dart, adm'rx.

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Captains Morris and Porter, of the navy, are now in this town, and expected to proceed to Amelia island where commodore Shaw is at present. A court martial (of considerable importance) will shortly be held there; and it is not improbable that these officers have been appointed members [blacked out].

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NOTICE—The firm of Merrill & Parsons was dissolved on the 22d of August last; those indebted to said firm will please make payment to the subscriber, who is authorised to settle the business of said concern. Rufus R. Merrill.

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FEMALE SEMINARY—Miss Gibbs respectfully informs the people of this place and its vicinity, that she intends opening a SCHOOL for the instruction of young pupils, in which will be taught the following useful branches of education: Reading, Writing, Spelling, English Grammar, Geography, with the use of Maps, History, Rhetoric and Needlework. Miss Gibbs pledges herself that no exertion shall be wanting, on her part, to improve the education of those children whose parents shall honor her with their support. The school-room will be close and warm, and is situated on the lot of Mr. Wm. Bain, near the market. Applications to be made at the Eagle Hotel.

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WANTED—A professed brick maker to take charge and superintend a brick establishment in all its several branches, a short distance from this city, for whom the most liberal wages will be given, either in a portion of the bricks, or so much per thousand, well burnt from the kiln; the clay (from experience) is found to be equal to any in the state; and the yard at this time judiciously arranged, with all things in readiness for twenty hands, or more, to be employed to an advantage. None need apply unless they produce vouchers satisfactory, for their sobriety, industry and humanity, and fully competent to the work. Apply at this office.

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TOWN PROPERTY—From thirty to fifty lots at Darien will be sold at auction, on Friday the first day of January next. Conditions, on fourth cash, and the balance to be paid when the purchasers please; they paying eight per cent annually on the sums which may be due, and giving a mortgage on the premises, as a security for the payment of these sums. John H. M'Intosh
            The Savannah Museum and Republican are requested to insert the above once a week until the day of sale and forward their accounts to J.H. M'Intosh.

DWELLING HOUSES—Will be sold by public auction, on Tuesday, the 1st January next, the dwelling house, stables and lots, at present in the occupation of Mr. John Holzendorf, and possession given on the 1st March next.
            Also, the dwelling house and lot adjoining Mr. Holzendorf's new building and immediate possession given. Terms, four months with approved endorsement. Apply to Scott Cray, auct'r.

TO LEASE—For the term of one year, Hamilton's Wharves and Stores, either in whole or in different parts as may suit occupants. Also, a Bake House, with a large Oven and sleeping room attached to it, and several small dwelling Houses. For terms apply to either of the subscribers, Samuel Hamilton or David Hamilton.
            Goods received on storage—the fire proof store being so well known in Darien for security against fire and other accidents of the kind, requires no comment. Apply as above.

The copartnership heretofore existing between Thomas Wiley, Henry T. Hall, and William Cooke was dissolved on the 3oth day of May last past, as far as relates to the said Thomas Wiley. The business of the concern will be carried [torn] under the original firm by the said Henry T. Hall and William Cooke, as usual.
Thomas Wiley, Henry T. Hall, William Cooke.

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AN ORDINANCE—For the town of Darien. Be it ordained, that on or before the first day of January next, it shall be the duty of all owner or owners of buildings, to provide Buckets, formed of leather, of the common dimensions, in the following proportion, to wit: to each house containing more than five[?] fire places, one bucket to each hearth; houses with only one fire place, two buckets; to each tenement, store, or warehouse, two buckets. James Troup, Intendant. Attest James Burnett.

SEALED PROPOSALS will be received by the subscriber until the 15th instant, for [blacked out] two public Wells in the town of Darien, to be from 20 to 25 feet deep, six feet diameter at the bottom and five at tope. The brick work to be done one foot six inches above the level of the street, and paved [torn] brick six feet from the top, with a gradual [torn] to carry off the water, the edges of the brick to be secured by logs of square timber, and Pumps for the Wells with secure coverings. By order of Council James Burnett, Treasurer.

NOTICE TO GRAND AND PETIT JURORS—M'Intosh County November Term, 1818. Defaulters Grand Jury: James Nephew, sen.; Henry Hall, Thomas Spalding, Charles Dewitt, John Hunter, Virgil H. Vivion, and Thomas King.
            Defaulters Petit Jury: Daniel Green, Ben. Crane, John Smith, Clareborn Noble[?], John Crawford, Luke Crozier, James Hamilton, Joseph Brunson, William Harrison, H.W. Proudfoot, George Walker and Robert Ryalls.
            Ordered, that the defaulting Grand Jurors be fined in the sum of forty dollars and that defaulting Petit Jurors in the sum of twenty dollars, unless they shall severally file good and sufficient excuses, in the office of the clerk of this court within thirty days from the adjournment of this court. I. Bailie, clerk.


Vol. 1 No. 10; Monday 28 December 1818

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CAUTION—There are in circulation ten dollar bank notes, said to be of the state bank of New York, dated 1815. The Stranger's Guide of 1818, in enumerating the banks of New York, makes no mention of such a bank. Char. Times.

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NOTICE—The trustees of the Church are requested to meet at the Church on Thursday next to which meeting the inhabitants of the city are invited to attend, as business of importance will be laid before them. The hour of meeting will be designated by the ringing of the bell.

TO MERCHANTS—A young man, who can give good recommendations, wishes for a situation as clerk in a store. Has been in a store about two years. A line addressed to N.N. and left at this office, or at the store of Mr. Anson Kimberly, will meet with attention.

COUNTRY SCHOOL—A liberal salary per annum will be given to any gentleman capable, in every respect, to take charge of a small country school. Application to be made by the Brunswick mail to William Berrie, esq. Little Satilla Neck, Camden county.

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            Gen. John M'Intosh, Scott Cray, Thomas Spalding, James Troup and James Dunwody have been appointed, on the part of the state, directors of the Darien Bank.
            Roswell King and James Nephew, sen. have been appointed additional members to the board of commissioners for clearing out the Alatamaha [sic] river. The sum appropriated by the legislature to clear out the river is ten thousand dollars.

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AN ACT—To make the town of Darien a city, and the amend an act entitled an act to incorporate the town of Darien. [synopsis, see paper for full article—Amy Hedrick].

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ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS' REWARD—Ranaway, on the 7th inst. the subscriber's negro woman Rose, about five feet four or five inches high, mild appearance, of easy disposition and apparently forty years of age. As she carried away with her a good supply of clothes, it is impossible to describe her dress. She is well known in Savannah, having lived there in the family of the late Levi Sheftall, esq. and owned latterly by Mr. Elias Wallen. As her connections reside in that city, it is believed she will endeavor to reach it. Twenty dollars will be given on securing her in the gaol at Savannah, or delivering her to her owner at Darien; and one hundred dollars for proof to conviction of her being harbored by any white person. John Holzendorf, sen.
            N.B. If Rose return[s] of her own accord, she will be forgiven.

SHERIFF'S SALE—On the first Tuesday in January next, will be sold at Brunswick, Glynn county, between the usual hours of ten and three o'clock, the following property, viz: One tract of land containing three hundred acres, situate in this county, near the Alatamaha [sic] river, above Clark's bluff, adjoining Charles West's land on the west, and on all other sides by vacant land at the time of survey, levied on as the property of Richard Ward, dec. to satisfy and execution in favor of Rosseter & Street. Thomas Winn, S.G.C.

AN OVERSEER WANTED—Who is well acquainted with the culture of Rice and the settlement of River Swamp. Inquire at this office.


Vol. 1 No. 11; Monday 4 January 1819

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TO PILOTS—One, two or three competent pilots are wanted for Doboy Bar. Apply to Armand Lefils, sec'ry.

FOR SALE—A commodious two story HOUSE, pleasantly situated, with a lot, and necessary Out Buildings. Also a RAZEE, neatly finished with Harness complete for two horses, and one good saddle or carriage HORSE. For terms apply to George Atkinson.

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THE SUBSCRIBER having disposed of his stock of goods to Mr. Robert Lee, with the intention of closing his business in Savannah, notifies all persons indebted to him, or the late firm of Tefft & Perkins, to make immediate payment; and those having claims against him, or the said firm, to present them to Mr. Thomas Butler, in whose hands the notes and accounts are placed for settlement. Israel K. Tefft.

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LIST OF ACTS—Passed during the Session of the Legislature for the year 1818.

1. An act to pardon Rebecca Wootton.
2. An act to pardon Thomas Bassett.
3. An act to authorise the justices of the inferior court of Oglethorpe county, to levy an extra tax, etc.
4. An act to appoint trustees of the Jackson county academy, and to incorporate the same.
5. An act to amend and act entitled an act, to amend the third section of an act entitled an act, pointing out the duty of sheriffs in selling lands under execution, etc.
6. An act to incorporate New Port baptist church in Liberty county.
7. An act to remove and make permanent the scite [sic] of the public buildings of M'Intosh county, at the town of Darien.
8. An act to appoint commissioners for better regulating and governing the village of Salem.
9. An act to alter and amend the fourteenth section of an act entitled an act to protect the estates of orphans, etc.
10. An act to incorporate Sardis academy, in Jasper county.
11. An act to authorise the inferior courts of Wilkinson and Wilkes counties to levy extra taxes, etc.
12. An act to authorise the inferior court of Jasper county, to levy an extra tax.
13. An act more effectually to secure the good citizens of this state in their titles to their lands on the several streams and water courses in the same.
14. An act to amend and explain the several acts heretofore passed in relation to the town and common of Wrightsborough, in the county of Columbia.
15. An act to authorise the trustees of Marion academy, in the county of Twiggs, to fill such vacancies as may hereafter happen in the board of trustees.
16. An act to authorise the Roman Catholic church in Augusta, and the trustees of each and every other church in the said city, to rent out a part of the lots conveyed to them for religious purposes.
17. An act to authorise the justices of the inferior court of Columbia county, to levy an extra tax.
18. An act to alter and amend a part of the first section of an act, passed the 10th December, 1817, and to apportion the road labor in the county of Glynn, so far as respects the islands of St. Simon's and Jekyl.
19. An act to alter and amend an act entitled an act, to levy a tax for the support of government for the political year 1816, passed the 16th December, 1815, and also to alter and amend an act passed the 19th December, 1816, entitled an act to prevent the circulation of notes emitted by unchartered banks, an for other purposes.
20. An act to authorise the inferior court of Burke county, to levy an extra tax.
21. An act to authorise the inferior court of Washington, to levy an extra tax.
22. An act to increase the salaries of public officers of this state.
23. An act to incorporate the Eatonton academy library society, in the county of Putnam.
24. An act to incorporate the bank of Darien.
25. An act to alter and amend the first section of the third article of the constitution.
26. An act to incorporate the "Union Axe and Firemen," of the city of Savannah.
27. An act to alter the time of holding the inferior courts and the spring term of the superior court of the county of Madison, and the spring term of the inferior court of the county of Wilkes.
28. An act to authorise the justices of the inferior court of Telfair county to levy an extra tax for the purpose of building a court-house and gaol in said county.
29. An act to alter and amend the fourth section of the second article of the constitution.
30. An act to dispose of, and distribute the late cessions of land, obtained from the Creek and Cherokee Indians.
31. To incorporate the baptist church at Bethesda in Green county.
32. To secure to John Courts, for the term of ten years, the exclusive right of running a line of stages between Darien and Milledgeville.
33. To authorise the inferior courts of Richmond and Jefferson counties, to adopt measures and levy a tax for keeping roads and bridges in repair.
34. To repeal so much of the act passed 19th December, 1817, appropriating money for the improvement of the internal navigation of the state, as makes the appropriation for Savannah and Tugalo rivers conditional: and to make the said appropriation independent.
35. To make Darien a city, and to amend the act incorporating the same.
36. To amend an act for the better regulation of the town of Danielsville.
37. To repeal an act to revise and amend the road laws, as far as respects Laurens county.
38. To incorporate Sparta academy.
39. To incorporate Hillsborough academy, in Jasper.
40. To amend the road laws of M'Intosh county.
41. To change the name of Betsy Duke to Betsy Duhart.
42. To amend an act, to establish a mayor's court in the city of Savannah, etc.
43. To authorise the inferior court of M'Intosh to levy an extra tax for support of the poor.
44. To authorise the inferior court of Jones county to levy an extra tax.
45. To authorise the inferior court of Emanuel to dispose of the public lots belonging to the county.
46. To authorise the trustees of the university of Georgia to execute titles to [torn] lands in Franklin county.
47. To alter and amend the road laws.
48. For the relief of Alexander Gordon.
49. To exempt from military duty certain individuals, not citizens of the United States.
50. To authorise the commissioners of the Alatamaha [sic] river, to cut two canals.
51. To divorce Tabitha D. and Thomas Napier.
52. To authorise the inferior court of Lincoln county, to transcribe the records of their courts into bound books.
53. To amend an act to prohibit slaves from selling certain commodities.
54. To amend an act passed in 1798, for the regulation of the town of Louisville, etc.
55. To prevent assignments or transfers of property to a portion of creditors, to the exclusion and injury of others, by persons who fail in trade, etc.
56. To appropriate monies for the political year 1819.
57. For the relief of Anderson and Jeter Hicks.
58. To amend an act authorising the inferior courts to discharge insolvent debtors, passed in 1809.
59. To relieve criminals and others confined in gaol.
60. To incorporate the Savannah steam-ship company.
61. To divorce Nancy and Jesse Thompson.
62. To repeal an act passed the 16th December, 1811, and the act passed the 19th December, 1816, on the subject of the penal code of this state, and to amend the act passed the 20th December, 1817, to amend the penal code of this state.
63. To amend the act to carry into effect the penal code.
64. To organize the counties of Walton, Gwynett, Hall and Habersham, etc.
65. To authorise the inferior court of Richmond county, to sell the court-house and other property, etc.
66. To incorporate the Savannah river navigation company.
67. For the better management of the estates of idiots, lunatics and persons insane.
68. to authorise John S. Glascock and others to practice law in this state.
69. For the relief of Francis Williamson.
70. To lay off six judicial circuits.
71. To revise and consolidate the militia laws and repeal the cavalry laws.
72. to lease to Jane Rucker, the lot she now occupies on the town common of Milledgeville.
73. to explain and enforce the judiciary act of 1799, as respects special pleading, etc.
74. To establish the fees of the public officers on grant for land lately obtained.
75. To vest the burial ground of Augusta, in the trustees of the protestant episcopal church.
76. To amend the 4th and 5th sections of the 3d article of the constitution.
77. To extend the powers of sheriffs and constables in certain cases.
78. To grant powers to the commissioners of pilotage of the port of Darien.
79. To take off the act of confiscation the name of John M'Cormick.
80. To limit the time for persons to take out grants on lands surveyed on head-rights and county warrants.
81. To consolidate and amend the acts for the better regulation of the town of Milledgeville.
82. To prevent the issuing and circulating of unchartered notes.
83. To raise a tax for the political year 1819.
84. To establish a company for the inland navigation from Ogechee to Savannah river.
85. Pointing out the mode of collecting a certain description of debts.
86. To lay off streets in the town of Jefferson.
87. An act to transfer unto H.S. Wardrobe, widow of the late Colonel Wm. Wardrobe, a deceased alien, and her heirs and assigns, all the right and title of the estate to a certain tract of land on the island of St. Simons, in the county of Glynn.
88. To render navigable the Oconee river above Milledgeville to Hudson's Ford in Clarke county.
89. To compensate persons who have or shall seize African negroes illegally introduced into the state.
90. Appropriating money for the improvement of Brier creek.
91. To amend the 7th section of the 1st article of the constitution.
92. More effectually to enforce an act respecting free persons of color.
93. To incorporate the Savannah free school society.
94. To continue in force for 10 years the act establishing a ferry over the Alatamaha [sic] at Fort Barrington.
95. To authorise the inferior court of Pulaski county to levy an extra tax.
96. To amend the act incorporating the town of Brunswick, &c.
97. To establish certain ferries at the confluence of Savannah and Broad rivers.
98. To incorporate the stock-holders of the Savannah Theatre.
99. To define the limits between the counties of Hancock and Washington.
100. To extend the jurisdiction of the mayor's court of Augusta.

Rob Roy, the famous highland chieftain, so distinguished in late a late popular work bearing his name, died a natural death, at his own house, in the Braes of Balquhidder, about the year 1738, and was buried in the church yard of that parish. Rob Roy, who was executed in Edinburgh on the 4th of February, in 1754, was his youngest son.

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DARIEN BANK—The subscription book for the stock of this institution allotted to Darien was opened on Friday last, and in less than five minutes, applications to the amount of one hundred and ninety thousand dollars were made—exceeding the stock allowed by the legislature, forty thousand dollars.

NEW MAIL ARRANGEMENT—The mail now goes direct from Darien up the banks of the Alatamaha, by the way of Montgomery court-house to Milledgeville, weekly. It arrives in this city every Sunday evening and departs the morning following at eight o'clock. The postmaster-general has established a post-office at Mrs. Bagg's, about thirty-five miles hence, and appointed H.F. Rose to conduct it.

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NOTICE—On Wednesday next a sale of the PEWS of the Church will take place—the sale to commence in the morning on ringing the bell.

M'INTOSH COUNTY—SUPERIOR COURT, November Term, 1818.—James Calder vs. Russell Fowler rule nisi—Upon the petition of James Calder, stating that Russell Fowler is indebted to him in the sum of nine hundred dollars by his two several bonds, drawn by the said Russell Fowler, amounting to nine hundred dollars, and that to secure the payment of the same, the said Russell Fowler did, on the seventh day of July, one thousand eight hundred and twelve, mortgage all that tract of land granted to James Calder for three hundred and fifty acres, dated the 29th day of November, 1818, secretary's office, in book E.E.E.E.E. folio 538, dated the 30th day of November, 1803, situate, lying and being in the county of M'Intosh, bounded northwestwardly by Robert Calder's, southeastwardly by Sapelo creek, southwestwardly by Miller's, and northeastwardly by David Gerald's land.
            It is ordered, that the said Russell Fowler do pay into court the principal and interest due on the said two several bonds, within twelve months from the date hereof, otherwise the equity of the redemption of the said mortgaged premises will be foreclosed—and it is ordered, that this rule be published once a month for twelve months in one of the public gazette of this state, or served on the mortgage within six months from this date. From the minutes. I. Bailie, clerk.

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DISSOLUTION OF COPARTNERSHIP—The copartnership hitherto existing between the subscribers is this day dissolved by mutual consent. All those who are indebted, either by note or open account, will please pay Joseph Depass, who only is authorised to receive the same. Any demands against said firm to be rendered in for payment immediately. Joseph Depass & Ralph Canter

THE PUBLIC are hereby notified, that Anthony Shaddock, pilot from Sapelo bar to Darien, is suspended until he give satisfaction to the commissioners of pilotage for this district for charges made against him by captain John Graves. By order of the board, Armand Lefils, sec'ry.
            The commissioners of pilotage for the district of Darien will meet at the Eagle Hotel on the first Monday in February next. Mr. Shaddock will consider this as a summons to appear before the board on that day. Armand Lefils sec'ry.

NOTICE—The partnership heretofore existing between the subscribers is this day dissolved by mutual consent. All persons having claims against the said concern will call on Robert Layman for payment, and all persons indebted to them are requested to make immediate payment to him, being duly authorised to receive the same. Scott Cray & Robert Laymen

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POWELTON ACADEMY—The first term of 1819 opens on the first Monday of January next. In the male and female departments of this academy are taught all the branches of education in which instruction is usually given in similar establishments. F.G. Smith, rector, Powelton, Ga.


Vol. 1 No. 12; Monday 11 January 1819

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LAW OF GEORGIA—By Authority, An act to incorporate the Bank of Darien. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Georgia, in General Assembly met, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, that a bank shall be established in the town of Darien, the capital stock whereof shall not exceed one million of dollars, divided into ten thousand shares of one hundred dollars each, of which five thousand shares shall be reserved until the 1st day of January, one thousand eight hundred and twenty, on the original terms, then or at any prior time, to be taken by the state, according to the pleasure of the general assembly; whereby the state, at any subsequent election, shall be entitled to the appointment of five directors; and if they be not then taken by the state, according to the pleasure of the general assembly; whereby the state, at any subsequent election, shall be entitled to the appointment of five directors; and if they be not then taken by the state, to be disposed of in manner hereinafter provided and prescribed. [article is badly torn, see paper for remainder—Amy Hedrick].

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On the 4th instant, the Justices of the Inferior Court of M'Intosh county elected Mr. James Burnett clerk of the Court of Ordinary and, on the same day, appointed Captain James Pelot to take the returns of persons entitled to draws in the present land lottery.

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AUCTION—Will be sold to the highest bidder on Monday, the 8th February, Trust Lots E and F, pleasantly situated in the city of Darien, having Vernon square to the west. Term—one half of the purchase money to be paid down; a credit of ninety days on the other half, secured by a note with an approved indorser, the purchasers to pay for titles. Joshua A. Coffee, auctioneer.

BANK NOTICE—Whereas, by the 8th section of the act, passed on the 15th day of December, 1818, entitled "an act to incorporate the Bank of Darien" the commissioners are authorised to call in twenty-five per cent on the amount subscribed, within sixty days after the passage of said act. Notice is hereby accordingly given, that, on or before the 22d day of February next, subscribers to the Darien Bank are required to pay into the hands of the commissioners, at the counting-house of Messrs. Yonge, Richardson & Co. Darien, the aforesaid twenty-five per cent on the amount of their several subscriptions, in gold, silver, or such other money as is receivable in the treasury of this state. Thomas Spalding, Calvin Baker, Jacob Wood, Philip R. Yonge, William A. Dunham
            The editors of the Milledgeville Journal are requested to publish the above until the period for paying in the twenty five per centum expire, and forward their account to this office for payment.

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NOTICE—On the 15th of February next, will be hired, at public outcry on the farm of John Granham[?], Wayne county, between the usual hours, Four Negroes (Stepney, Jess, Simon and Dina) and the said Plantation, the dwelling house excepted. The terms will be made known on the day of hire. Mary Granham ex'rx. A. M'Donald ex'or.


Monday 18 January 1819

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FOR SALE—Water Lot and Wharf, No. 3, in a central part of the city.  For terms apply to either of the subscribers.  Samuel Hamilton or David Hamilton.

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CITY ELECTION—The following gentlemen were, on the 11th instant, elected aldermen for this city:
            George Street
received 80 votes
            Henry Harford received 78 votes
            E.C. Grosvenor received 76 votes
            Scott Cray received 68 votes
            James Troup received 62 votes
            Armand Lefils received 56 votes
            Calvin Baker received 54 votes.
            The Aldermen the same day elected James Troup to the office of mayor.

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NOTICE—Tomorrow the 19th inst.  An election will be held for Clerk of Council, Treasurer, Marshal and Gaoler for the city.  By order of Council James Burnett, C.C.

THE SUBSCRIBER—Will dispose of four or five LOTS on his Piedmont residence, about two miles below Darien, containing two hundred and ten feet front, and three hundred back—either on a building lease, or otherwise.  The situation of those Lots, as it regards the advantage of a retreat during the summer months, and is contiguity to Darien, with the repeated health experienced thereon, is so well known, that it needs but little said—and in addition to that object, health, it has a spring of water of an excellent quality—and the view extensive and commanding, open to  Doboy Bar—and in addition to those the society in the neighborhood is agreeable.  James Smith.

TO THE COMMISSIONERS OF PILOTAGE FOR THE PORT OF DARIEN AND SAPELO RIVER—I am sorry that the commissioners of pilotage for the port of Darien and Sapelo River gave themselves the trouble of passing an order that I am not nor never was a pilot, as it never was my intention to follow that for a living.  I acted in that capacity at different times purely with the motives of serving those that called on me, with the effect of saving their property inward and outward, [blacked out] Darien was deficient in experienced Pilots:  likewise [blacked out] to great expence [sic] and trouble to establish the [blacked out] of the bar ad river, and to confute the false rumors that had spread widely abroad against the bar.  I hope the board in pursuing the rules they have begun, in appointing strangers that no accidents may happen and that they may treat them with more gratitude than you have me.  Jeremiah Lester.

RANAWAY—From the plantation of Mr. Archibald M’Larin, on Savannah river, three negro fellows, viz:  FOX, a yellow fellow, had on irons when he went off.  TONEY, of the Angola nation, about five feet six inches high; and ARCHY, about five feet six inches high, forty-five years old and very flat footed.  A liberal reward will be given for securing them in gaol, or application to their master; Mr. John M’Nish, Savannah, or in Darien to B. King & Co.

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WANTED—In the neighborhood or to the southward of Darien, a [blacked out] or part of property, suitable for the cultivation of Sugar Cane or Cotton.  Letters addressed to A.H.C. and directed to this office, will be attended to.  If transmitted by mail, the postage must be paid by the writer.

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TWENTY DOLLARS’ REWARD—Ranaway on the 10th instant from the plantation belonging to the estate of major Edward White, in Jones county, and African fellow named TOM, lately purchases at the sale of Africans in Milledgeville, about 22 years of age, five feet and a half high, stoutly built, of a very pleasant countenance, his face and back covered with country marks, the latter very remarkable, meeting on the middle and running downwards towards the sides.  He will probably be unable to mention his owner’s name.  Had on when he went away, a jacket and trowsers of white plains.  It is conjectured that he may attempt to find his way to Darien, Savannah or the Indian nation.  The above reward will be paid to any person who will deliver the negro thus described, at the plantation from which he absconded, or confine him in any gaol, so that he may be recovered.  Benjamin A. White, ex’or.
            The editors of the Darien Gazette will please to give the above six weekly insertions, and forward their bill to the Journal office for payment.  Milledgeville, December 14—A—12.


Monday 25 January 1819

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FOUND—A fifty dollar bank bill by a negro in this city.  The owner can have it again by paying for this advertisement and giving the finder five dollars for his honesty.  Inquire at this office.

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MUTINEERS—The trial of the mutineers of the schr. Platsburg, on an indictment for murder, in the circuit court of the United States, closed at Boston on the 29th ult.  John Williams, John P. Rog, Francis Frederick, and Nile Peterson, were found guilty, and Nathaniel White not guilty.  The day following, the four first were brought into court and sentenced to be hung on the 21st of this month.

On Tuesday last, council elected JAMES BURNETT clerk of the council and city treasurer, JOHN B. MILLS city marshal, RESOLVED WHITE gaoler and captain of the city watch, and JOHN HUNTER harbor-master.

Monument to Washington—On the 8th instant, the senate resumed the consideration of the bill providing for the erection of a monument over the remains of the immortal WASHINGTON, at Mount Vernon.  It was moved by Mr. Barbour that the bill should be recommitted, with instructions to report a bill appropriating money to erect an equestrian statue of General Washington, in conformity with the resolution of congress of 1783.  The motion obtained by a majority of twenty-four.
            The resolution in question received the legislative sanction August 7, 1783.  It directs that an equestrian statue of bronze be erected at the seat of government, that the general be represented in the Roman garb, holding a truncheon in his right hand, his head encircled wit a laurel wreath; that the pedestal be of marble, on which to be represented in relief, the principal events of the revolutionary war, where he commanded in person, etc.

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SITUATION WANTED—A young man, who wishes employment as CLERK in a counting room, dry good or grocery store.  Respectable reference can be given.  Any commands left at this office, or at Mr. William B. Holzendorf’s hotel shall meet particular attention.

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NOTICE—The subscribers offer to contract with any persons for cutting a CANAL from the Alatamaha [sic], near Piney Island, to Cat-fish Creek, the distance of which is a mile.  The Canal to be opened at the upper end forty feet, and the remaining party twenty feet, wide, and four feet deep; the dirt to be thrown upwards of ten feet on each side back from the canal, and the ground to be cleared completely of trees for one hundred feet wide through its whole extent.
            They will also contract for cutting a short Canal of from two to three hundred yards at a place called the Narrows, near Joiner’s field, also in the Alatamaha [sic].  Proposals sealed to be rendered in to SCOTT CRAY, Darien, on or before the 1st March next.  Jacob Wood, John P. Blackman, Scott Cray, James Nephew, Roswell King, Littleton Wyche, commissioners.

NOTICE—All owners of Lots, bought of the commissioners of M’Intosh county Academy, on the 28th day of December, 1816, are requested to come forward, and pay the interest due thereon, otherwise a re-entry will be made on each Lot, agreeable to the tenor of their titles [torn] of which all concerned will take due notice.  By order of the Board.  George Street, sec’y.

NOTICE—All persons indebted to the estate of Joel Pennington, dec. are requested to make payment within the time specified by law; and those having demands against said estate to present them to Isaac G. Jeanerett, adm’or.

NOTICE—All persons are by this notice particularly forbid cutting Lumber, or trespassing in any other manner whatever, on the Lands of Charles Harris, A.S. Bulloch, Nicholas Bayard, esqs. or on any of the lands of the estate of general Lachlan M’Intosh, under pain of prosecution, unless particular privilege be obtained from the proprietors.  Roswell King, W.I. M’Intosh, attornies [sic] for the proprietors.


Monday 1 February 1819

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The books opened for subscriptions to stock in the Darien Bank were, on Saturday last, closed in this city having on them four millions of dollars above the amount allotted to Darien by legislature.  Comment were usless.

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Proposals for two literary papers have been issued in Savannah.  The Ladies’ Magazine, by Barton & Edes, and the Female Wanderer, by Blayney, Canter & Co. will be published weekly, a five dollars per annum.  Subscriptions to either or both of them received at the office of the Darien Gazette.

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NOTICE—An election is hereby ordered to be held, in the 21st militia district, at the usual muster ground, on Monday, the 15th day of February next, for a CAPTAIN to fill the vacancy occasioned by the death of Captain James NephewJ.H. Harrison, commandant 6th battalion Ga. Militia.

FINAL NOTICE—Those in arrears for pew rent for the year 1817, will call on the subscriber and settle the same before the 15th instant, otherwise their notes will be put in suit.  By order of the trustees.  Scott Cray, sec’ry.

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NOTICE—All persons are forbid from cutting any oak or pine Timber, or trespassing in any manner whatever, on what is usually called Horse Creek.  W.I. M’Intosh.

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IN CHAMBERS, JANUARY 19, 1819.  AN ORDINANCE—Concerning Goats in the City of Darien—Resolved, that ten days from and after the passing of this ordinance, it shall be unlawful for any Goat or Goats to run at large in the city of Darien, that it shall be the duty of the City Marshal, after the expiration of the time to destroy by shooting or otherwise, all such Goats, and for every Goat so destroyed, the marshal shall be entitled to fifty cents.  By order of council.  James Burnett, C.C.


Monday 8 February 1819

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The mutineers who were sentenced to be hung in Boston on the 21st ult. it is stated, are reprieved until the 18th February next.

A correspondent from Georgia, desires that we should give publicity to the issue of a case, which has been pending in one of its courts of judicature, between the people of the county of Chatham and Dr. Haig, of this place, on the right of cultivating rice on his land adjacent to the city of Savannah, and which has been considered a nuisance, as involving the health of its inhabitants.  The trial excited considerable interest and terminated, it appears, in favor of the defendant, Dr. Haig, by verdict of acquittal.  Our correspondent adds, that as there exists no legislative act which points out this peculiar culture as a nuisance, its suppression would have clearly been an infringement of the rights of property.  Southern Patriot

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MARRIED on St. Simon’s Island, the 2d inst., by the Rev. Mr. Mathews, Mr. JOHN M’NISH, merchant of Savannah to MISS ANN MARY, eldest daughter of the late Thomas Johnston, esq. of White Bluff district.

MARRIED, at Milledgeville, on the 24th ult. Mr. John B. Hines, editor of the Reflector, to Miss Eliza L. Sturges, eldest daughter of Mr. Daniel Sturges, surveyor general.

MARRIED, at Mount Nebo, near Milledgeville, on the 27th ult. Captain William Taylor of Cahaba, (Alabama territory) to Miss Mary A. Mitchell, youngest daughter of general D.B. Mitchell, agent for Indian affairs.

MARRIED, at Savannah, on the 4th inst., captain Abraham Nichols, harbor-master of that place, to Miss Nungezer, of White Bluff.

Monday 15 February 1819

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MARRIED, at Charleston, on the 2d instant, by the Rev. Mr. Foster, Mr. WILLIAM SMITH (of the firm of Low, Wallace & Co., of Savannah) to Miss KITTY P. RIGHTON, daughter of Mr. Joseph Righton, of Charleston.

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CONSTABLE’S SALES—On Monday next, the 22d instant, will be sold, at 11 o’clock, at the Exchange, in the city of Darien, one cotton Bag, one pair Scale Beams and Weights, one pair Steelyards, one box window Glass, one box Soap, half barrel Wine, two pair long Boots, eight tinder boxes, two Gridirons, half keg Nails, thirteen Dishes—taken by execution as the property of George F. Wing, at the suit of William C. Terrel.  Conditions, cash.  Resolved White, constable.

Mrs. Ann H. Macomber respectfully informs her friends and the public that she has opened a private BOARDING HOUSE, in the building recently occupied by Mr. John Holzendorf, sen.; and that nothing in her power, shall be [lacking] to make those comfortable who will please to favor her with their custom[?]  She has a commodious stable in which horses will be carefully attended to.

STOLEN—On Saturday last, from the subscriber’s yard, a red bay HORSE, about fourteen hands high, six years old [blacked out] switch tail and a blaze on his face.  Five dollars will be given for restoring the horse, and fifty dollars [blacked out] proof to convict the thief.  William Bain.

FOR SALE—A valuable tract of swamp land, situated on the north bank of the Alatamaha, in Tattnall county, four or five miles below the mouth of the Ohoopee, and about fifty from Darien, containing nine hundred acres.  For terms, apply at this office.

NOTICE—Nine months after date hereof, I shall make application to the honorable the judges of the court of ordinary of Wayne county for letters of dismission on the estate of James Middleton, late of said county, deceased.  Samuel Oweings.

NOTICE—Nine months after date, application will be made to the honorable the court of ordinary of Glynn county for leave to sell the real estate of Mrs. Rebecca Wright, late of said county, deceased.  James Moore & Geo. Abbott, ex’ors.

NOTICE—Nine months after date, application will be made to the honorable the court of ordinary of Wayne county, for liberty to sell all the land, belonging [torn] estate of John Grantham, for the benefit [torn] heirs and creditors of the deceased.  M.A. Grantham, adm’rx A. M’Donald, adm’or.

NOTICE—All persons indebted to the estate of the late John Grantham, of Wayne county, deceased, are required to make immediate payment, as indulgence will, no longer, be given; and those indebted to render in their accounts by the last of October next, when application for letters of dismission from said estate will be made at the first court in September next.  After that time all accounts will be debarred.  M.A. Grantham, adm’rx., A. M’Donald, adm’or.

TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS' REWARD—Absented from the plantation of James Moore, last, a Negro Wench, named CELIA, and on the 11th January following, a Negro man, named JACK, both belonging to the estate of Mrs. Martha Powell, deceased.  Fifty dollar's reward will be given for the apprehension of each or either of said Negroes on delivery to one of the subscribers and all reasonable expenses paid.  As it is believed said Negroes have been inveigled or stolen from the premises aforesaid, further proof to conviction of the offender.
            Celia is about thirty-five years of age, African born, speaks rather bad English, and in a very peculiar manner; but is otherwise smart and shrewd.  On being spoken to, she has the singular habit of throwing up her head with a disdainful air.  Jack, her husband, between forty and forty-five years of age, about five feet eight inches high, steady and sedate in his manners, one upper tooth lost, and some country marks.  Both of said Negroes, it is believed, are branded on the breast with the letter M.

JAMES MOORE Executors on estate
GEO. ABBOTT Mrs. Powell
Glynn County, February 7, 1819—-17

[Read slave inventory of estate for Martha Powell and Glynn County Deed Book G pgs. 305 & 306 regarding Celia and her husband Jack.  Note by Amy Lyn Hedrick]

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NOTICE—The subscriber will attend in Darien, at Mr. William B. Holzendorf’s on the 19th and 20th of this month for the purpose of receiving the taxes of persons in that part of the county.  Henry Gignilliat T.C.M.C.


Monday 19 March 1819

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TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS' REWARD—Absented from the plantation of James Moore, last, a Negro Wench, named CELIA, and on the 11th January following, a Negro man, named JACK, both belonging to the estate of Mrs. Martha Powell, deceased. Fifty dollar's reward will be given for the apprehension of each or either of said Negroes on delivery to one of the subscribers and all reasonable expenses paid. As it is believed said Negroes have been inveigled or stolen from the premises aforesaid, further proof to conviction of the offender.
        Celia is about thirty-five years of age, African born, speaks rather bad English, and in a very peculiar manner; but is otherwise smart and shrewd. On being spoken to, she has the singular habit of throwing up her head with a disdainful air. Jack, her husband, between forty and forty-five years of age, about five feet eight inches high, steady and sedate in his manners, one upper tooth lost, and some country marks. Both of said Negroes, it is believed, are branded on the breast with the letter M.

JAMES MOORE Executors on estate
GEO. ABBOTT Mrs. Powell
Glynn County, February 7, 1819—-17


Monday 10 May 1819

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            ESCAPED from the stable of N. Kemp, on the public road, in Wayne county, on the 8th of March last, a SORREL HORSES, about fifteen hands high, ten years old, with a blazed face, the right fore foot and the hind feet white. It is supposed he has crossed the Alatamaha [sic] to go to the up country, where he was raised. The above reward, with all reasonable expenses will be paid by Mr. Kemp on delivering the horse to him.



Tuesday 5 October 1824

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EXTRACT OF A LETTER FROM A GENTLEMAN ON ST. SIMON’S ISLAND TO THE EDITOR, DATED SEPTEMBER 15, 1824—"I congratulate you on the preservation of your life and concerns from the horrible devastation and ruin that has cast a general gloom on our land, desolated our cities, despoiled our homes & disappointed our hopes. Every carriage house on the Island is crushed with all the carriages, many carts and wagons and several valuable horses; almost every Negro house on the Island is down or uninhabitable. Mr. Matthews' dwelling house, pigeon and store-house alone sustained the shock. My gin-house unroofed, carriage house, carriage and one horse crushed some of the Negro houses swept off by the violence of the waves, as the water was three and four feet deep over the whole point. Not a building in Frederica remains uninjured, and Mr. Blounts is entirely carried off and the inhabitants forced into the open field to preserve their lives. The village I understand is quite a wreck; the large barn, carriage-house and other out buildings being crushed; St. Clair was less injured, Dr. Grant has suffered great loss in buildings, and had his carriage and one horse crushed. At Hampton, the loss of Barns, Negro houses and many out-buildings is, I understand almost general. At Cannon's Point the loss is incalculable, as the sea broke in and deluged the whole Point, sweeping away buildings, undoing the labor of years, and despoiling the ornamental improvements of a cultivated taste. A partial description now directs me to the South End of our ruin-clad Island, where more melancholy events have occurred. Capt. Demere has suffered great loss in buildings, but experienced the still more distressing affliction of having the lifeless corpse of his grandson RAYMOND, with five Negroes brought to him after a search of several days. The Messrs. Wrights have suffered very severely in buildings, but understand Mr. Cater has not been so seriously injured. At the Light-house, that building and the dwelling-house were the only ones that remained. At Retreat, our esteemed friend Mrs. Page and her family must have suffered more in mind, than their pecuniary interest has sustained by their great losses, as the sea dashed around them with all the fury of a raging and unparalleled tempest, until it had leveled to the earth the hospital, store house, carriage, cotton and corn-house, with many out buildings, crushing their carriage, carts and wagons, drowning their cattle another stock, and spreading "wild confusion" through their beautiful and interesting improvements. Such is the scene that will be presented to the visitor of our once cheerful Island; such the condition of our once comfortable homes, now alas! wrapped in desolation and ruin! Gracious God! "How mysterious are thy ways, how deep they thoughts!" As to our crops, if we realize one-third as much as we expected, we ought not to be dissatisfied.

(Storm happened on 8 September 1824) Further on in this paper it lists the dead, one being: "Mr. Raymond Demere, 3d, of St. Simon's and 4 Negroes—they were overtaken by the gale on their way from this city (Darien)—Mr. D. was in his 29th year. "Mr. Gould on Sapelo Island, had two of his children dashed from his arms by the waves and drowned."


Tuesday 12 October 1824

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FIFTY DOLLARS REWARD—Ran away from Pykes Bluff, St. Simons Island, (Ga) three Negroes, viz. ANDREW and his wife CELIA, and ISRAEL. Andrew is a tall fellow, deficient of his right eye, and 45 years of age. Celia is a tall mulatto woman, about 45 years of age. Israel is a short thick fellow, about 45 years of age; he is an artful fellow, and speaks good English. The above reward will be paid on their being apprehended and secured in some gaol so that I get them.        JOSHUA W. MATTHEWS oct. 5—-38


Thursday 24 November 1822

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MARRIED—In Cheshire, (Conn.) the Rev. EDMUND MATTHEWS, of St. Simons, (Ga.) to Miss JANE ELIZABETH BRANDIN, daughter of Pierre E. Brandin, M.D. of the island of Guadeloupe.



Tuesday 12 August 1828

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SHERIFF’S SALE—ON the first Tuesday in September next, will be sold in front of the Court House in the city of Darien, between the hours of ten and four o’clock—
            Two Slaves, viz, Sarah and her child William, levied on as the property of Henry Harford, to satisfy an execution, Hall, Cooke & Co. for the use of the Bank of Darien, vs. Henry Harford.

july 29—31

SHERIFF’S SALE, POSTPONED—ON the first Tuesday in Sept. next, will be sold in the town of Brunswick, in Glynn county, between the usual hours of sale, the following property, to wit—
            Two negro Slaves, viz, Harriot and her child Mary, and five hundred acres of Land, bounded east by William and Jacob Moore’s land, north by Wm. Moore’s land, south and west by unknown lands—levied on as the property of Jacob Moore, to satisfy executions in favor of Charles Dewitt and others.

Brunswick, aug. 5—32


MARSHAL’S SALE—ON the first Tuesday in September next, will be sold in front of the Court House in the city of Darien—a Negro man named Allen McKinley. As he is sold for his jail fees, &c. the terms will be cash, or good town acceptances.

SAML. M. LEE, City Marshal.
july 29—31

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            RANAWAY on the night of the 7th inst. from the plantation of Thomas B. King, on Colonel’s Island, two negro men, Peter and Battice. Peter is a tall black fellow, about 5 feet 9 or 10 inches. Battice is about 5 feet 6 or 7 inches; he stutters when he speaks. A liberal reward will be given for apprehending the said negroes, and their safe deliver to

on Colonel’s Island

June 17—25





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