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From "The Keystone", Harrisburg, Wednesday, July 4, 1838.


TO the heirs and legal representatives of William Crabb, late of Middletown, Dauphin co. deceased.

In case of the administration account of John Houser, Adm. de bonis non, of William Crabb deceased.

The Orphans court of Dauphin co. on motion, order that notice be given in two newspapers one published in the borough of Harrisburg and the other in the county of Bedford, requiring the heirs of the said William Crabb, dec'd. to be and appear at the Court house in the borough of Harrisburg, on the thirteenth day of September, 1838, to show cause why distribution of the estate of the said William Crabb, deceased, should not be made amongst his heirs and legal representatives.

By the Court,


Harrisburg, June 6, 1838.--6t.

The Bedford Gazette will publish this six times and send bill to Keystone.


From "The Keystone", Harrisburg, Wednesday, July 4, 1838.

Notice is hereby given,

THAT on the 22d day of May (instant) one platform of White Pine Boards and Plank, and one bundle of

Shingles, were taken up adrift in the Susquehanna River, near Port Royal, in the county of Dauphin, by

Christian Gingrich and Michael M'Neal, and the said Christian Gingrich and Michael M'Neal, having

certified to me, a Justice of the Peace, in and for the county of Dauphin, the quantity and quality, with

all the names and marks joined thereon.

The owner or owners are requested to call on the subscriber prove property, pay charges, and take said

lumber away, within three months, otherwise it will be forfeited to the takers up.


Justice of the Peace.

Middletown, May 30, 1838.


From "The Keystone", Harrisburg, Wednesday, July 4, 1838.

NEW WARE HOUSE ESTABLISHMENT--The subscriber has erected on the Pennsylvania Canal, opposite to the State Capitol and the basin, at the end of State street, a substantial and strong two story frame ware house, 75 by 32 feet, with over shoot next canal of 10 feet, and spaces front and back for rail road tracks, and every convenience necessary for receiving and forwarding merchandise and all kinds of country produce--by the canal at present, and, anticipated, by the rail road before the winter sets in. He proposes giving to the business his own personal attention and pledges himself to forward all merchandize & produce received in store, or committed to his care, strictly agreeably to order, and when uninstructed to exercise his best judgment for the owner. He will also attend to a general commission business in receiving and effecting sales of goods agreeably to order, which he would at all times desire to be in writing. He therefore respectfully solicits a share of the patronage of his acquaintance and friends, and the public generally.


N.B.--H.Antes will also dispose of his entire stock of merchandize at COST, for cash, and the following articles of country produce, viz: Oats, Corn, Rye and Wheat at whatever may be the market price, on delivery at his Ware House on the Canal.

Harrisburg, September 6, 1837.


From "The Keystone", Harrisburg, Wednesday, July 4, 1838.


THE subscribers beg leave to inform the citizens of Harrisburg and its vicinity, that they have just received from the city and opened at the store house formerly occupied by Henry Antes, in Market Street, near the bridge, a splendid assortment of

Dry Goods, Groceries & Queensware,

Which they are prepared to sell on as good terms as others, for cash or country produce, and by so doing hope to merit a share of public patronage.

J. C. & T. ELLIS.

Harrisburg, April 18, 1838.


From "The Keystone", Harrisburg, Wednesday, July 4, 1838.


PHILADELPHIA HARRISBURG AND SUSQUEHANNA TRANSPORTATION LINE. The subscriber respectfully informs the public in general that he still continues

to occupy that large and commodious warehouse, formerly kept by Henry Walters, Esq. and recently by Mr. Burk, where he is ready to receive and forward produce of all descriptions from Harrisburg to Philadelphia, as he is now running a daily line of Union Canal decked boats, of the first class, from each place, and delivers goods in three and a half days from the time of departure. Goods will be received at the warehouse at Charles Humphreys & Co. Walnut street wharf, Schuylkill, Philadelphia, and at Bolton's & Co. Fairmount dam.

N. B. Goods will also be received at the above places and forwarded by the same line in connexion with the Susquehanna canal packet and freight boat company to Northumberland, Williamsport, Danville and Wilkes-barre and all other intermediate places along the Susquehanna. Merchants may be assured of having their goods forwarded immediately. The subscriber will endeavour by strict attention to merit a share of patronage which is most respectfully solicited.


Harrisburg, March 31, 1838.

THE HIGHEST PRICE paid for all kinds of grain, or taken in exchange for any of the above articles by



From "The Keystone", Harrisburg, Wednesday, July 4, 1838.

Murder of a Missionary Family.--The Southern Christian Advocate publishes the following letter giving a moving description of a massacre by the Florida Indians. The writer is Superintendent of the Alachua Mission on the Tallahassee District:

"Dear Brother Capers--I am ruined! While engaged in my labors in the Alachua mission I received a letter bearing awful tidings. It informed me that the Indians had murdered my family! I set out for home, hoping that it might not prove as bad as the letter stated; but O my God, it is, if not even worse! My precious children Lorick, Pierce and Elizabeth, were killed and burned up in the house. My dear wife was shot, stabbed and stamped, seemingly to death, in the yard. But after the wretches went to pack up their plunder, she revived and crawled off from the scene of death to suffer a thousand deaths during the dreadful night which she spent alone by the side of a pond bleeding at four bullet holes and more than half a

dozen stabs--three deep gashes to the bone on her head and three stabs through the ribs, besides a number of similar cuts and bruises. She is yet living--and O help me to pray that she may still live. My negroes lay dead all about the yard and woods, and my every thing else burned to ashes. Pray for me.

My family was on a short visit to my father-in-law, for the purpose of having some supplies sent up from our plantation to our temporary residence in the mission, and during this brief period the awful catastrophe took place.



From "The Keystone", Harrisburg, Wednesday, July 4, 1838.


Proposes to give lessons to Ladies, in the art of Manufacturing

Wax Flowers, Fruit, &c.

For specimens and terms, apply at her residence on Third Street, next door to the Reporter office.

Vases filled with Flowers to order.

Harrisburg, June 1st, 1838.


From "The Keystone", Harrisburg, Wednesday, July 4, 1838.


THE MOUNTJOY INSTITUTE is located in the pleasant village of Mountjoy, Lancaster county, Pa. twelve miles from Lancaster city on the Harrisburg rail road, and about six hours ride from the city of Philadelphia, and two hours from Harrisburg, with each of which, and with Lancaster there, is a daily communication; having adjoining to the buildings an open woodland of about seven acres for a play ground.

The formation of moral character, taking the Bible as the guide; the development of the mental faculties, and the cultivation of these habits that may tend to success in life, will be the objects sedulously pursued in this institute.

The Principal and Proprietor of the Institute has had near twenty years practical experience in teaching; the last seventeen of which he has been the Principal of an academy for boys in Philadelphia.

The course of studies will embrace a full course of Mathematics, with the Greek, Latin, German and French languages.


The school year will be divided into two sessions of five calendar months each, the first commencing on the first of May, and the second on the first of November.

The charge for board, washing, lights, fuel, and tuition in the English and classical studies, per session, payable in advance will be $80 00

For modern languages, each, 10 00

Charges for bed and bedding, $5 00

The principal will be aided by teachers of ability and experience. A record of the standing of each pupil in studies and behavior will be kept and a copy sent to the parents at the middle and end of each session.

Each article of clothing should be marked with the owner's name entire, and each pupil should be furnished with towels and a basin.

A public examination will be held at the close of each session.

J. H. BROWN, Principal.

Cedar Hill, near Mountjoy,

February 12, 1838.

Mr. J. H. BROWN:

Dear sir--Understanding that you propose to establish a Seminary for the education of young gentlemen in this vicinity, allow me to say that from several years personal knowledge of our views of education, and also of your practical success, I feel entire confidence in cordially recommending your "Institute" to the favorable attention of all who desire to give their sons a thorough, useful and christian education.


Principal of the Young Lady's Lyceum Institute,

Education Rooms, 134 Chesnut street,

Philadelphia, Feb. 17, 1838.

I have been for sometime acquainted with Mr. J. H. Brown, a teacher in this city; have visited his school, and am acquainted with many of the families by whom he has been patronised, and I am free to express by unqualified approbation of his views of education;

his methods of instruction, and of government; and I can cordially recommend him and the institution under his care, to the attention and patronage of the public. I consider Mountjoy as a favorable location for a seminary of the character which he contemplates,

and as being a pleasant retreat for lads from this city.


Circulars with testimonials and further details, may be had by application at the Institution, or to John Easter, Esq Baltimore, or A. Flint, No. 42, North 6th street, Philadelphia.

N. B. The Young Ladies' Lyceum Institute, Rev. N. Dodge, A. M. Principal, is within a mile distant, affording an opportunity for brothers and sisters to reside near each other.


From "The Keystone", Harrisburg, Wednesday, July 4, 1838.


At a large and respectable meeting of the democratic citizens of Marietta and vicinity, held, according to previous notice, at the house of Mr. J. J. Libhart, on the evening of Saturday the 23d of June, 1838, for the purpose of making arrangements for celebrating the coming 4th of July.

JACOB GRAYBILL, Esq. was called to the chair. The following were appointed Vice Presidents:

Maj. John T. Huss, Z. Hipple, W. M'Clure, Robert King, Esq., Jacob Rathvon, John Young. Henry Haldeman, and S. G. Haldeman, S. S. Rathvon and B. Grosh, Secretaries.

Moved, That a committee of nine be appointed to draft resolutions, expressive of the sense of this meeting.

The following was the committee:

Jacob Grosh Esq., Gen. Jacob Glatz, Barton Galbreth, L. Leader, A. Wincell, J. J. Libhart, Jno. Barr, Geo. Caracher.

We give the following extract from the proceedings:--

Resolved, That we hail, with heartfelt pleasure, the nomination of General Porter, and the unanimity in his selection as the candidate of the people for the office of Chief Magistrate of Pennsylvania, as a sure pressage of the resumption of the powers of the government by the democracy of the Keystone state.

Resolved, That in the firm Jeffersonian principles, capacity, integrity, political experience and unimpeachable moral character, of David R. Porter, the people have a sure guarantee for the efficient, honest, and faithful administration of the Executive department of the government.

Resolved, That in General Porter we find the evidences of the same sterling integrity, patriotism and pure devotedness to the best interests of his country, which actuated his father in risking his life, and shedding his blood in assisting to procure our independence and in establishing the liberties we now enjoy.

Resolved, That the low slanders which are promulgated by the corrupt minority state administration, and its purchased presses, against Gen. Porter, will only unite his friends the more firmly, and disgust the honest part of our present opponents, so as to induce them to desert the ship of Antimasonic Federal Whiggery. For the people have not forgotten that Jefferson, Jackson and Johnson, were all thus slandered and calumniated and by the same all decency party too.

Resolved, That we are determined to use one and all, our influence and best exertions, by all honorable means to prevent the election of Joseph Ritner:

Because he is an avowed friend of Abolition, and we have reason to believe an amalgamationist too. For immediate abolition, cannot take place or exist in the nature of things, without amalgamation. As evidence of the above charge, we refer to his acts, viz: his message to the Legislature in 1836-7; the exertions of his friends in the convention in favor of negro suffrage, as well as the exertion of his friends in the legislature, in favor of giving the Hall of the House to the abolition convention, &c.: as also his late proclamation, offering the enormous reward of $500 of the public money, for the apprehension and conviction of each anti-abolitionist, concerned in the destruction of the Philadelphia Abolition Hall, being

a higher amount of reward ever offered before for the apprehension &c, of any criminals, and if all concerned (say about 10,000) should be apprehended, &c. would involve the state in five millions of debt. Besides; the act of paying such rewards being evidently unlawful, and contrary to the constitution;--Article 21, which says, "No money shall be drawn from the treasury but in consequence of appropriations made by law." What stronger evidence could he give to prove himself an abolitionist.

Because his exertions in favor of immediate abolition, will, we fear, have the effect to excite the blacks of the south to murder their masters, and produce most horrid and shocking scenes and utterly dissolve the union of these states, and involve the south and north who are bretheren, in a perpetual war and bloodshed and overrun our state with a horde of vagabond free blacks, to steal and rob us of our substance, and amalgamate with the whites, and thus produce an intolerable state of things among the citizens of our state. By these abominable means, no doubt he and his corrupt missions expect to keep themselves in office, viz: by the horde of free blacks it will bring among us.

Because he signed an unconstitutional apportionment bill, disfranchising whole sections of country, in order to keep himself, Stevens, and others of his corrupt friends in office.


From "The Keystone", Harrisburg, Wednesday, July 4, 1838.


In the Borrough of Harrisburg, on the evening of the 22d inst.,

A $1,000 BILL,


FIFTY DOLLARS REWARD will be given for its recovery. Such further particulars respecting the

number and date of the note as can be obtained, will be published in a few days.


Harrisburg, June 23, 1838.


From "The Keystone", Harrisburg, Wednesday, July 4, 1838.


THE subscribers having purchased the entire stock of Mr. Nathaniel Henrie, to which they are making additions and improvements, will continue the


at the long established stand of Mr. Henrie, in Third street, next door to the Globe Inn, and respectfully solicit their friends and the public generally to patronise them. Their stock of HORSES, CARRIAGES, GIGS, HARNESS, &c. are in the best order--experienced, careful and sober drivers have been engaged--families, or private persons will be furnished with Carriages, Gigs, Saddle Horses &c. at short notice, and as they are determined to pay strict attention to their business--keep the best of Horses, Carriages and other vehicles, they will endeavor to merit, and hope to receive a reasonable share of the public's favor.


Harrisburg, March 27, 1838.

P. S. Orders received at any hour of the night, will be punctually attended to--call at the stable or at the drug store of

E. P. H.


From "The Keystone", Harrisburg, Wednesday, July 4, 1838.




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