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1413 AN be, accommodated with boarding,
lodging and washing until the first or
April or May next, in a small family in a
-,:„".(.-*Ouveatieut part of the town. Fur further
- ptiticithus„enquire of the Editor of the Star.
- December 16,1834. 3t-37
1. - •
atrProposed Location ofthe Classical and
Theological In.stitutions of the German
• Wormed Church.
iy - '_, - .,111111HE undersigned having been . appointed
-4°- a committee to publish a circular in
behalf of the Synod of the German Reform-
Chutch, respectfully represent,
That in accordance with a resolution pass.
-ed by the Synod of said church, at its a nnu
. al meeting held in the month of September,
c:" in the city of Pittsburg, a special convention
.47 was called on the Ist of the present month
at Harrisburg, for the purpose of receiving
proposals from all such places as may be de
s; serous of having the above institutions loco.
ted among them.
—F-rom sevei al- respectable towns very flat.
. tering proposals have already been received;
but as it is understood, that from other pla.
ces similar ones would have been presented
if sufficient time had been given to make
the necessary exertions, it was therefore
deemed expedient, to defer the decision of
this important measure until the next annual
meeting of the Synod, to be held in Chum
bersburg, Pa. in September, 1835.
The character of the proposals to be of
fered and which may expect to meet atten.
tion, may be learnt from the following reso
lution, passed during the session of the Con._
vention at Harrisburg, on the first of - die
prevent month, viz:
"Resolved, That the committee be and is
hereby instructed to give public notice as
far as may be, to all such places in the Ger
man Refinmed Church who wish the loca
tion of her Classical and Theological Insti
tutions, to make. their propositions in regu
lar form of writing, and accompanied with
In Conclusion, the committee would only
add, that the above institutions have for sev
eral years past. been in successful operation
in the Borough of York, Pa., under the di
iection of Professors of acknowledged se len.
tific and hterary attainments.
All communications relative to the above
subject, may be addressed (postage paid) to
the individual first named on this committee,
at Gettysburg, Pa.
BENJ. S. SCHNECK,
J. CASPER - Brie/IER,
JOHN C. BUCHER,
Session of Convention, -
Harrisburg, Dec. 4, 1831.
TO- MEET AT HARRISBURG ON
THE FOURTH OF MARCH 1835.
1N discharge of the duty imposed on us,
we respectfully recommend a Democratic
Anti-Masonic State Convention, to meet in
"'the Court House at Harrisburg, on Wednes
day the fourth Jay of March next, to nomi
nate a candidate for the office of Governor,
to be supported at the triennial election of
1835; to appoint Delegates to the next An
ti-Masonic National Convention; and. to
adopt such other measures for establishing
the cause of Anti-Masonry, as may be deem
ed most advisable. • ,
For the, purpose of electing delegates to
the State Convention, not exceeding in num
ber the representatives in both houses o
the General Assembly, the respective Anti-
Masanic County Committees are requested
to call, as soon as they deem expedient,
County Conventions, or tt prefered, County
Meetings, of the Democratic citizens op
posed to Free-Masonry and all other secret
JOHN R. JONES,
BENJAMIN S. STEWABT,
WILLIAM W. IRWIN.
Dec: 16, 1834.
T HE School Directors of the Borough of
Gettysburg,give notice,that they have
divided the Borough into Four School Dis
tricts, as follows:
No. 1, which includes all upon the east
side of Baltimore-street, from the northern
and eastern line ofthe Borough to the alley
betweed H. Little and J. Sweney.
N 0.2, which includes all from the south
ern line of the Borough, on the east side of
_Baltimore -street, to the aforesaid alley, and
-: on the west side of Baltimore-street to
No. 3, which includes all from West High
-street to west Middle-street, and from West
*mitt as far as west York-street to the wes
serif limits of the Borough.
• - - .No. 4, which includes all from west Mid
° dle,street, as far -as West-street, to the'
hoofbeat of the Borough, and from
West-street as far as west York-street to
? - i'thei - western line of the Borough.
10 each of these districts there will be
ossi Public School for Whites.
Time will also be one School in the Bo- ,
rough for Colored Children, to be under the
r -sapetinteadence of a Female teacher.
Tbe Public Schools will open on the First
Nonday. of January nest, in the several
Mdrids as above detailed.
'lPectsOria desirous of being appointed
Teaches*, will make application to S. S.
Moto" Pon. President of the Board.
By order of the Board,
ROBERT G. HARPER, Soc'ry.
Leember 2, 1534. tf-35
THE Temperance Society of Gettysburg
and its vicinity, will meet at the Court
House on Saturday Evening the :3d of Jan
uary next, at 7 o'clock. An ADDRESS
will be delivered by the Rev. J. C. WAT
sox. The public generally are respectfully
invited to attend.
DANIEL M. SMYSER, Sec'ry.
Dec. 23, 1834. trn-38
Public School Orolice.
NOTICE is hereby given to all persons
wishing to engage as TEACHERS
der the School Law, that the first Mon
day of January, 1805. is the day aprzoiutud
fir opening SEVEN SCHOOLS,. fo . e.three
Month's, in the District of Huntington.—
Every information can be acquired by call
ing on Harman Wierman, Esq. Levi Miller,
Esq. or any other of the Directors.
BENJAMIN GARDN ER, 5'
DAVID DEMAREE. J °
N. p. The Directors will meet on every
Saturday evening at the hoilse of Moses
Myers, in Petersburg, for School purposes.
Dec. 23, 1834. 2t-37
Estate of Samuel Osborn, dec'd.
A LL persons indebted ,to the Estate of
SAMUEL OSBORN, late ofStraban
township, Adams county, Pa. deceased, are
hereby notified to come forward and make
settlement on or before the Ist of February
next. And those having claims against the
Estate of said 'ileeenSeil, - MI)" requested to
present the same, properly authenticated, to
the subscribers without delay for settlement.
The Executors both reside in Straban
Wll4. VANARSDALLEN, Er'rs '
December 23, 1834
Estate of Jacob Walker, deed
ALL persons indebted to the Estate of
JACOB WALKER, late of Latimore
township, Adams county, Pa. deceased, will
make payment to the subscriber without de.
lay. And all persons having claims against
the Estate of said deceased, are hereby no
tified to make known the same to the sub
scriber; without delay.
The Administrator resides in Washing
ton township, York county.
SAMUEL WALKER, Adner.
December 23, 1834. 6f-38
R. HULL'S RECENTLY I MPRO
ALF- ED TRUSS.—The distinguished vur
germs and medical faculty of the cities gen
erally, and elsewhere," have come to the
conclusion that this Truss, in its present
improved state, is the only instrument sur
gically adapted to the disease of Rupture,
and the only one that patients can rely upon
for the safe retention of the bowelo and the
final cure of the disease.
In confirmation of which the following
names of distinguished 'medical gentlemen
of New York city, with many others, have
expressed a decided preference for this in
strument, are respectfully added :
Valentine Mott, M. D. George Bushe, M. D.
Alex. A. Stevens, M. D. David Bostick, M. D.
John B. Beck, M. D. Samuel Ackerly, M• D.
Cyrus Perkins. M. D• David M. Reese, M. D.
Jonh Stearns, M. D. Win. Anderson, M. D.
Also, the following extract 'ofa late certi
ficate of Dr. Mott, of N. York:
"For the last twelvemonths, the cu rative
powers of Dr. Hull's Trues have been tested
under my own observation with the must
gratifying success in cases of great difficul
ty, in which the mutilated imitation Trusses
so common in our market, had only aggra t
vated the disease. Dr. Hull is an experien
ced surgeon, who has displayed not a little
surgical skill and mechanical Ingenuity in
bringing .this unrivalled instrument to its
present state of perfection,, rendering it, I
know, the best I ever saw for securing, corn
furting and curing the ruptured patient, and
is in my opinion, the only instrument of the
kind that is entitled to patronage of the pro.
Cession, and the confidence of the public.
VALENTINE 4OTT, M. D.
Park Place, Feb. 20, 1834.
Letters Patent of the United States have
been granted to
. Dr. Hull for 14 years tram
last impiovement, dated July sth, 1833.
For sale at the Drug Store of
Dr. J. GILBERT, Gettysburg.
December 23,1834. tt--38
SWAIM'S PANACEA—For the cure of
scrofula, or king's evil, syphilitic and
mercurial diseases, rheumatism, ulcerous
sores, white swellings, diseases of the liver
and skin, general debility, &c. Also,
SWAIM'S VERMIFUGE—an excellent
article for worms. For sale at the Drug
DR. J. GILBERT, Gettysburg.
December 9, 1834. (1-36
ROWAND'S TONIC MIXTURE,
OR VEGETABLE FEBRIFUGE.
A Cure for the Fever and Ague.
ripHIS article is offered by the proprietor
us a certain and lasting cure for the
Fever and Ague, having been thoroughly
tested in the cure of that harassing disease.
It contains neither Arsenic, Barks, or Mer
cury, or any article unfriendly to the human
constitution. It acts as azentle laxative,
useful also in cases of debility of stomach
and bowels, &c. For further particulars
see bills and certificates accompanying each
For sale at the Drug Store of
Dr. J. GILBERT.
Gettysburg, Nov. 25, 1934. 4t-34
DRUGS ,& MEDICINES.
A FRESH sop* of genuine DRUGS .
- 431 - 'anti NI EDWIN ES just received and
for sole at the Drug store of
DR. J. GI LI3ERT, Gettysburg.
December 9, 1834. tf-36
vWILL he sold at public sale, on Tues.
. day the :30th of December inst., on
the premisN,, at 12 o'clock 31., agreeably to,
an order of the Court, all that
TRACT OP LAND,
Lying in Huntington township, Adams coon
' ty, Pa. adjoining hinds of James Neely, Ito.
bert M'llvain and others, containing about
.93 Acres, more or lees—having thereon
erected a LOG
0 S E
double•log Barn, a Smith•shnp and an Or.
clieid—to be sold us the Estate of John
C* 4- Verms mude known nn day of sale,
and - aue4filgice given by
H. WJERMAN, Trustees.
December 2, 1834.
Oz — lf the above is not sold on the above
day, it will then be rented to the highest
bidder for one year from the Ist April next.
W ILL be sold nt public sale, on the
premises, on Tuesday the 30th inst.,
1 % A FA R M 9
( situate in Menallen township, A
dams county, Pa. on ConoAvng,o creek, ad.
jo ing lands °IN icholab Deitrick, Benjamin
'Harris and others-- 2 ,ate the Estate of Tilos.
GnrcrAT, decoased, containing 155 Acres,
ore or less, whereon is erected a one and
. J a half.story LOG
7,.ai I s
. i l tiiri: 11 0 U s It l ll
doubldouble log Barn, with a well of water near
A LOT OP 20 ACRES,
adjoining the above described land and the
heirs of Stephen Hendricks, whereon is
erected a two-story LOG HOUSE
A LOT 01' 30 ACRE'S,
adjoining the above Farm and Henry Ben-
RM. and others,, whereon is erected a one
and a half story LOG HOUSL•' and
a small log Barn, with a well of water at
the house door. [lf this last lot is not sold,
it will be rented on said day for one year
from the Ist of April next.]
Also, Wheat, Rye, Corn and Oats, by
the bushel. Sale to commence at 10 o'clock
A. 3r. when attendance will be given and
terms made known by
GIDEON' 'GIIIEST, Ex'rs '
December 16, 1834
at an Orphans' Court,
HELD at Gettysburg, for the County of
Adams, on the 24th day of November,
A. D. 18:34, before John Reed, Esq. and
his associates, Judges, &c. assigned, &c.
Due proof having been ,mnde of the ser
vice of the Rule granted at the last Orphans'
Court, on all the heirs and legal represen
tatives of Isaiah Wh:te, deceased, to be and
appear at this Court to accept or refuse to
take the real Estate of said deceased, at the
valuation made thereof, and being severally
called and making no answer,
The Court Grant a Rule,
ON ALL THE HEIRS AND LEGAL RE
deceased, to wit, John (the Petitioner,) Ta
buha,intertrarried with Thomas Orr;Polly,
who was intermarried with Joseph M'Cul
lough,(both of whom are since dee'd, leaving
issue one daughter named Adeline;) Martha,
intermarried with .William Paxton; Isabel
la; and Lucinda - lane, intermarried with
Samuel M'Gaughy,or the Guardians ofsuch
of them as are minors, to he and appear at
the next Orphans"CoJrt, to be held at Get
tysburg, for the County of Adams, on the
Both day of December inst.-, to show cause
why the real of said deceased, should
not be soy, agreeably to the Intestate laws
of this Commonwealth.
By the Ceurt,
JOHN B. CLARK, CM.
December 16, 1834. tc-37
til ; I
%VMS mild and efficacious remedy pos
sesses many advantages over other
remedies usually employed for diseases of
children. It has been found beneficial in
the following diseases--Pains in the stomach
and bowelA; cholla, griping, restlessness ; &c.
&c. It is prepared from vegetables only.
For sale at the Drug Store of
Dr. J. GI LBERT.
• Gettysburg, Dec. 9, 1834. tf-3
TO MY CREDITORS.
TAKE.NOTICE, that I have applied to
the Judges of the Court of Common
.Pleas of Adams county, Pennsylvania, for
the benefit of the Insolvent Laws of said
Commonwealth; and that they have appoin
ted Tuesday the 301 h day of December inst.
for the hearing of me and my creditors, at .
the Court house in the Borough of Gettys
burg, when and where you may•attend if
you think proper.
LLI A M M'CONNELL :
December 2. 1 sa4, tc-435',
IQUTD OPODELDOC. —For sfile ttt
4 the Drti-uctore of
Dr. J ILBERT, Getty4burg.
December 0,1834. tf-36
zczneq)LaffoLcr &tut zrzem.
(IFFICE in Chambersburg Street, n few
`L-r doors East of Mr. Forrey'sTavern.
Gettysburg, June 10, 1834. tf—l (I
VSSENCES, OPODELDOC, BRIT
MI OIL, &c. For sale by the doz
en, &c. nt the Drug store of
Dr. J. GILBERT, Gettysburg.
Derember 0, 1834.
A CERTAIN CURE FOR THE
TWITS filthy and infectious disorder,be it ever
gi9 s 0 inveterate, may be cured in one hour's
application by the use of
It is unrivalled for the pleasantness, ease,
expedition, safely and certainty, with which
it produces a perfect cure of this disease.—
The Ointment is known to be so certain and
expeditious in its operation, as to effect a
cure in one hour's application onlyl with
out any hazard of taking cold, as the com
position does not contain the least particle of
mercury, or any other dangerous ingredient;
it may be applied with perfect safety in the
state of pregnancy, and even to children at
Price 376 cents a - imx with ample directions
DUMFRIES' HIGHLY APPROVED
1G 1E FA AV A. 'V F. IL 1
TOL - Smote and powerful wash for sore or
humeri Eyes, stands pre-eminent among
the multitude of ordinary preparations for
this purpose. The most obstinate us well
as the more slight inflammations of that
delicate organ, yield to this highly approved
Eye Water, which will-brace and restore
the tone of the diseasSd parts. /On recent
sore eyes, the effect is highly salutary, and
in cases of years standing, the most unex
pected relief has been received, after other
applications of inferior efficacy had tinted.
Those who use it pronounce it to be,one of
the best. preparations for those complaints
they ever met with, especially in obstinate
cases of soreness and inflammation.
Prico 25 cents u bottle, with directions.
The celebrated CAMBRIAN TOOTH
ACHE PILLS, which give immediate re-
lief without the least injury to the Teeth.
On trial this will be Pallid one of the best
remedies for this painful complaint. Price
50 cents a box, with directions.
DR. RELFE'S AROMATIC PILLS
HAVE been long celebrated as a most
valuable and efficacious remedy agairmt
those general complaints peculiar to the fe-
male portion of society. They cleanse, pu
rify and promote a free and brisk circulation
(14 the blood, when become sluggish and lan
guid from the afflicting ailments for whiCh
these Pills are a safe and effectual specific:
They assist the suspended operations of the
sanguiferous system, when nature requir6s
it, and rectify the irregular habits of the un.
healthy female whose sickly and palettin
tenance becomes re-animated, and freshens
with the natural glow of restored health.
They are a tried and approved remedy in
obstructions, debility, hypochondria, green
sickness,giddiness, palpitation of the heart,
bad digestion, loathing of food, pains of the
stomach, shortness of breath, upon every
little motion, sinking of the spirits, and its
consequence, a dejected countenance and
dislike for exercise and conversation. They
are equally conducive to the health of mar
ried ladies, except in cases of pregnancy, or
hectic and consumptive habits, when theyl
must not he taken. But they may be ad
ministered to great advantage a month' or
more after accouchment, for the purpose of
cleansing the system and purging those gross
humours, which, when retained, lay the
oundation of numerous diseases, and render
the incautious subject unhealthy for life.—
They should also be taken by all women
from 45 to 50, to prevent the dangerous dis
orders consequent upon that critical period
of female life. They have been further
found, by experience, to afford a powerful
remedies in all hypochondratc, hysteric and
vaporish disorders, both in men and women,
whose nervous system they strengthen and
regulate, aid nature in throwing off those
gross and superabundant humours which
produce melancholy and depression of spiri ts,
renovate the body, re-animate the mind, and
diffuse a general cheerfulness and elasticity
throughout the whole system. Price 81 50
a box; with directions.
**The above valuable Medicines are prepared
from the original IS. Recipe oftlio late Dr. W.
T. CONWAY, by T. KIDDER, his immediate suc
cessor, and the sole proprietor. Fur sale at his
Counting Room, No. 99, next door to J. Kinnsa's
Drug Store, corner of Court and Hanover streets,
near Concert Hall, Roston, and also for sale by
special appointment ; (together with all valuable
Mediciues E as prepared by the late Dr. Conway,)
t- 4 0 .3
SAMUEL H. BUEHLER,
Druggist, Gftlysburg, Pa.
ivObservo that none are genuine without the
written signature of T. KIDDER; on the outside
A large discount made to those who buy to sell
LL persons indebted to the Estate of
PETER MARSHALL, late of Ber
la' township, Adams county, deceited,
will make payment to the subscriber with
out delay. And all persons having claims
or demands against the Estate of said de
ceased, are hereby notified to make known
the same to the subscriber, without delay.
The Administrator resides in Conowago
township, Adams County, Pa.
JOHN MARSHALL, Adnz'r.
Dec. 9, IRB4. 6t-36
VSSENCE OF MUSTARD.—A reme
-ms dy for rhemmitisms, gout, lumbago,
palsy, sprains, bruises, chilblains, old strains,
&c. Prepared from, and contaming all the
virtues 'lithe Mustard Seed; in a much more
convenient form fin- use. For sale at the
Drug Store of
Dr. J. GILBERT, Gettysburg.
December 9, 1834. 9-416
0.12W/1020 4 Z122cb t 31.r_
it-ii'EQS leave to inform his friends and
the public generally, that he has now
AN EXTENSIVE ASSORTMENT OF
DM:O ' GS & IYIEDICIIqES,
Paints er Dye Stuffs,
which he will sell on tho most reasonable
terms—among which are the following.
Borax,c rude dr. refin'd
Balsa in Sulphur
" 'Purl ington's
" Do Malta
Brazil Wood, ground
Essences, of all kinds '
" • Shellac
Guttysburg, Nov. 1
CABIN ET-WA Rill 110 USE,
Where there is constantly on hand -
A GOOD ASSORTMENT OF
Ready fir purchasers, for Cash or Produce
(* — Orders for corriris putICIU
ally attended to.
Gettysburg, Oct. 21, 1834. tr-29
(/' - tit an Orphans' Court, to he held in
Gettysburg on Tuesday the 30th inst. the
followintr administration accounts will be
presented for confirmation and allowance:
The account ofJohn Hilbert, Executor of
the Estate of Baltzer Hilbert, deceased.
The account of James Moore, Adminis ,
trator of the Estate of John M'Ginley, dec'd.
The account of Harman W terman, Guar
dian of Abraham, Jane, James, Jacob and
The account of William H. Lott, one of
the Executors of the Estate of Willa:lnnis
The account of William Gilliland, Ad
ministrator of the Estate of John Gilliland,
The account of John Marshall and John.
Witherow, Administrators of the Estate of
Samuel Witherow, deceased.
The account of Alexander Campbell, Ad
ministrator of the Estate ofSamuel It. Reed,
Dec. 2, 1834.
Estate of John .J?loaoa•ej, deed.
ALL persons indebted to the Estate of
JOHN MOW REY, late of Menallen
township, Adams coiiiity, I'a. deceased, are
hereby requested to discharge the same—
and those who have any claims against said
Estate, are desired to present the same to
the suhSC:iber, properly authenticated, for
GEO. .1. lIARTZELL, Bee;
November 18, 18:34. 6t-:33
THE LADY'S BOOR,
A Repository for Music, Engraving, Wood Cuts,
Poetry, and Prose,
BY THE SIOST CELEBRATED AUTHORS,
Published at 'Three Dollars per . Annum,
MC L. A. CODEY,
Athenian Buildings, Franklin Placc,Philadelphia
AL YERATUS—A large quautily. re
" ceiv.ed and Ihr sale at the Drugstore of
DR: J. GILBERT, Gettysburg.
December 9, 1834. 1.1-719.
Cash given at all times for clean - linen and
cotton RAGS, at the Star Office.
! " Red •
i ." White
Oil Cinnamon -- _
Do. hard or Steeris
Precipitate, white At
Sugar of Lead
Syrup of Squills
Whiting, &c. &c.
8, 1834. tr-33
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RNISE-I--A large supply of black nil
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store.of DR. 3. GILBERT.
/ . -
W.l 1P2111.40 1 q2 1
Erp ditiougy e.reoted at the Star Ulf 'lie
Estate of Thomas Griest, dec'd.
ALLpersons indebted to the Estate of
-THOMAS GRIEST, late .of Lati.
more township, Adams county, deceased,
will make payment to the subscribers without
delay. And all persons having claims or
demands against the Estate ofsaid deceased,
are hereby notified to make known the same
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The Executors both reside in Latimore
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GIDEON GRIEST, Ex'rg *
December 16, 1834.
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post office in the Union in front 12 to 23 days after it is
published, at a little more expense titan newspaper
bostage; or in other words, before a book could be
ound in Philidelphia,our subscribers iu the most dis
tant States may be perusing it in their parlors.
To elucidate the advantages of the 'Select Gircula
ting Librar y ' such .as we propose,it is only necessary
to compere it with some other publications. Take the
Waverly novels for example: the Chronicles of the
Canongate occupy 2 Volumes,which are sold at $1.25 ,
to $1.60. The whole would ho readily contained in
five numbers of this periodical, at au expense of fifty
ecnis,postage included! So that more than three times
the quantity of literary matter can be supplied for the
same money by adopting the newspaper course of cir
culation. But we consider transmission by mall, and
the early receipt of a new book,asuit most distinguish
ingfeatuee of the publication. Distant subscribers will
be placed on a footing with those nearer at baud, and
will be supplied at their own homes with equal to a
bout Filly Volunita of the cocumon London novel size
for Five Dollars!
Arrangements have been made to receive front Lon
don an early copy of every new book printed either
in that malt of talent, or in Edinburgh, together with
the periodical literature of Great Britain. From the
former we shall select the Novels, Memoirs,
navels, Sketches, Biography, 4.e. and publish them
with as much rapidity and accuracy as an extensive
printingoflice will admit. Front the latter,such lite
rary intelligence will regularly be culled as • will
prove interesting and entertaining to the lover of
knowledge, and science, and literature, and novelty.
Good standard novels, and other works, now out of
print, may alko occasionally be repredeeed- in nor col
umns. 'I he publisher confidently assures. the heads
that they need have no dread of introdu
cing. the "Select Circulating Library" into their do- _
mesticcircle,ns the gentleman who has undertaken the
Editorial duties, to literary tastes and habits adds la
due sense of the responsibility he assumes in catering
for an extended and moral community,and of the con.
sequenens, detrimental or otherwise, that will follow
the dissemination of noxious or wholesome mental all-
Ment. His situatkat and engagements afford him pe
culiar advantages and• facilities for the selection of
book. These,with the additional Channels created by
agencies at London,LiverpooLand Edinburgh,Warritnt
the proprietor in guaranteeing a faithful execution of
the literary- department.
It would be supererogatory to dilate on the general
advantages and conveniences which such a publica
tion presents to people ot literary pursuits whever
cated,but more particularlyto those who reside in re
tired situations—they are so obvious that the first
glance cannot fail to flash conviction - of its eligibility .
TERMS.—"The Select Circulating Library" is
printed weekly oe a double medium sheet of fine pa
per of sixteen pages with three columns on each, and
mailed with great care so is to carry with perfect
safety to the most distant post office. .
It is printed and finished with the same care and
accuracy as book work. The whole fifty-two numbers
form two volumes well worth preservation,of 416 pa
es eack,equal in quantity to 1260 pages, or three vo
lumes,of Rees' Cyclopedia. Eitel' volume is accompa
nied with a Title-page and Index.
The price is Five Dollars (or 52 numbers of 16 pa
ges each—a price at which it cannot be afforded
less extensively patronised. (*.Payment at all times
in advance. .
Agents who procure five. subscribers, shall have a
receipt in full by remitting the publisher $2O, and a
proportionate compensation for a larger number. - This
arrangement is made to increase the circulation to an
extent which will make it an of to pity agents li
berally. Clubs of five individuals may thins procure
the work for s4,by uniting, in their remittances. •
Subscribers living near agents may pay their sub
scriptions to them; those otherwise situated may re
mit the amount to the subscriber at his expense, if
payment is made in money at par in Philadelphia,—
Our arrangements are all made for the fulfilment of
our part of the contract.
Subscribers' names should be immediately lomat
ded,in order that the publisher may know bow many
to print of the forthcoming volumes.
A - D AM TVA L1)1E,
No. 200 Chesnut st. bacement start/ of Mrs.
Sword's Philadelphia House.
Philadelphia, December 16, 1834. 3t-37
Getrysburg, Dec. 9,1831.