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WINDHAM COUNTY NEWSPAPERS : WILLIMANTIC JOURNAL 1857-1862
The Willimantic Journal
An Independent, Local, Family Newspaper.
Published Every Saturday Morning
By E.S. Simpson
Office in Franklin Building, Up Stairs
278. TWJ Fri Apr 5, 1861: O.S. Chaffee manufacturer of Twist for Sewing Machines, sewing, saddlers', embroidery, and fringe silks, every kind of twisted silks. A large stock of domestic sewings, black and assorted colors, constantly on hand by the Case; also made to order, and warranted equal to any Goods in market. Orders promptly attended to. Mansfield Centre, Conn. Ike Farwell, Trav. Agent.
279. TWJ Fri Apr 5, 1861: Nash, Brewster & Co., have purchased of H.W. Birge his entire stock of Lumber & Nails, and will continue the business recently carried on by him, on Central Wharf, Norwich, Conn.
280. TWJ Fri Apr 5, 1861: Williams & Converse, (successors to Charles A. Converse,) importers and dealers in English, German and American Hardware, cutlery, fire arms, heavy goods, lead pipe, ship chandlery, metals, nails, axes, cordage, iron safes, &c. A full assortment of Manufacturers', Machine Builders and Mechanics' articles and tools, also an extensive assortment of carriage hardware, consisting in part bent rims, thills, hubs, spokes, springs, axles and mallable castings of all kinds. Top and dark leather enameled cloths, laces, fringe &c., all of which will be sold at Manufacturers prices. Uncas Hall Building, Norwich, Conn. Norwich, July 1 1859.
281. TWJ Fri Apr 5, 1861: Fatal Accident. A man was killed on the P.H. & F. Railroad, on Thursday morning at a place known as "Sheep Rocks" in Windham, by the 8 o'clock train from this place. He was about this place on Wednesday afternoon and was evidently insane. His name could not be learned.
282. TWJ Fri Apr 5, 1861: Mr. Lancey, the city Missionary in Middletown, publishes a card, saying: "A blind Irish woman and daughter have just left this city, and are now traveling through the State, for the purpose of soliciting alms of the charitable. They are persons of bad character; their representations are false, and the sympathy of the public should be withheld from them, that they may not be continued in their present course of life." Mr. Lancey says the worthy couple is now on its way to Hartford.
283. TWJ Fri Apr 5, 1861: The first shad of the season at Saybrook, was taken on Thursday, the 28th, and the editor of the New Haven Register has seen a clam dug out in Brandford, that weighed a pound and a quarter.
284. TWJ Fri Apr 5, 1861: Miss Sarah Henly who was so severely burned in New Haven by her clothes taking fire from a stove a few days ago, has died of her injuries.
285. TWJ Fri Apr 5, 1861: The snow storms of the last two weeks have been severe, uncommonly so for the season of the year, yet not without parallel. A correspondent of the Waterbury American states from his own memory that on the 2d day of April, 1805, snow fell to the depth of 18 inches on a level, followed by three days' good sleighing; that on two of those days he drove a sleigh between Watertown and Waterbury. And on the 17th of April, 1815, when most of the farmers had done their Spring plowing, snow fell to the depth of fifteen inches, was tumbled into high drifts, rendering the roads north of us impassable for a week. He also states that in 1836, he resided in Goshen, and on election day drove to the polls in a sleigh, four miles, over snow from three to four feet deep.
286. TWJ Fri Apr 5, 1861: The corner stone of the Congregational church in Wethersfield was laid May 6th, 1761 - one hundred years ago - and the structure was two or three years in building. Its bell was cast in England, paid for in onions, brought over and landed at some point down the river, and conveyed to its place with great rejoicing, suspended on wheels and ringing as it went. The society now propose to hold a centennial celebration on a large scale, deferring it until June, to make the necessary arrangements.
287. TWJ Fri Apr 5, 1861: On Monday morning at 7 o'clock Patrick Shea, a stone-cutter, residing at No. 25 Golden street N. London attempted suicide. He was shaving himself, and suddenly drew his razor twice across his throat, being prevented from repeating the effort by his wife who seized him and dragged him to the floor. Drs. Lord and Weaver were immediately called, and succeeded in staunching the blood and closing the wound. He will probably recover.
288. TWJ Fri Apr 5, 1861: List of Letters Remaining in the Post Office,
Willimantic April 1st, 1861.
Brown, Geo. F.
Bridge, Mrs. Joseph
Cooley, John G.
Dick, Marion L.
Drake, Mary G.
Fox, Augustus 2
Green, Sarah M.P.
Pierce, Ann E.
Patrill, Maria D.
Rily, Mrs. Ellen
Woolcott & West
Whitney, Gardner H.
Walker, Emma E.
Whiten, Mary A.
Persons calling for the above letters, please say "Advertised." Wm. H. Hosmer, P.M.
289. TWJ Fri Apr 5, 1861: Births.
In Mansfield Centre, 31st ult., a daughter to D.P. Storrs, Esq.
290. TWJ Fri Apr 5, 1861: Marriages.
In Willimantic, 28th ult, Mr. Lester Blish and Miss Maria Mayo.
In Willimantic, 3d inst., Mr. Waldo G. Perry of Leicester, Vt., and Miss Mary A. Hanover, of Willimantic.
291. TWJ Fri Apr 5, 1861: Deaths.
In Mansfield, 2d inst., Sarah E. Dunham, aged 32 years.
In Mansfield, 2d inst., Mrs. Mary W. Reynolds.
292. TWJ Fri Apr 5, 1861: Don't, Don't Don't Don't spend a dollar for clothing till you have seen the mammoth stock of new spring clothing, at J.G. Keigwin's, consisting of all the most fashionable styles of every kind of Clothing, suitable for Gents, Youths' and Boys' wear. Hats and Caps, of all styles and qualities, the largest and best assortment over offered in this town. Furnishing goods, everything in the above line that you can call for, at the lowest prices. Trunks, Valices, Carpet and Enamelled Bags, the usual large assortment always on hand. Call, by all means, call, before purchasing elsewhere as I will not be undersold by any one in Village, Town, and County. J.G. Keigwin, No. 2 Brainard's Building. Willimantic, April 1, 1861.
293. TWJ Fri Apr 5 1861: New spring millinery. The ladies of Willimantic and vicinity are respectfully invited to call at S.S. Thresher's, No. 1 Twin Building, Main Street, Willimantic, and examine our new, large and splendid stock of millinery goods all of which has just been purchased in New York, expressly for the trade of this place, and is the largest and, we flatter ourselves, the choicest stock of goods ever seen in this market. Our Millinery we have procured from New York and Providence, and are second to none. Bonnets bleached, pressed and colored at the shortest notice, and in the most workmanlike manner. We have employed some of the best Milliners in the country to do our work, which will be warranted to give satisfaction. Willimantic, April 1, 1861.
294. TWJ Fri Apr 12, 1861: We notice the arrival of Col. James W. Ripley, of the U.S. Army, by the Persia at New York, on Tuesday morning. In August last he was sent to Japan in the Niagara, and had long leave of absence, but hearing of our troubles hastened home to report for duty. He is a native of Windham. He was at Fort Moultrie in the nullification times of Jackson, but must not be confounded with the Col. Ripley in the Secession Army who now commands at that Fort.
295. TWJ Fri Apr 12, 1861: Military.
A new Infantry company (B) has been organized at Bethel, and attached to the Eighth Regiment. A new Company is being raised at Norfolk, within the limits of the Fort Regiment, and still another is contemplated at Ansonia to be attached to the Second Regiment. The Waterbury City Guard apply for permission to be transferred from the infantry to the artillery arm. Capt. Richard Fitz Gibbons, of Bridgeport has been appointed Lieutenant-Colonel of the Eighth Regiment, and Aaron W. Wallace, of Bridgeport, Major. Gen. Elihu Geer, of Hartford, the commandant of the First Brigade, has not appeared on parade or at officers' drill for two years. His officers petitioned Gov. Buckingham to discharge him, some time ago.
296. TWJ Fri Apr 12, 1861: Rev. J.S. Loveland will lecture in the Spiritualist Church on Sunday next, upon the Philosophy of Membership and Spiritual Manifestations. These lectures will be the closing ones of a course which was commenced on the 24th ult. Various illustrative experiments will be given. Services morning and afternoon.
297. TWJ Fri Apr 12, 1861: President Woolsey, of Yale College, lost a son aged three years, a few weeks ago, and on Saturday last a promising daughter of eighteen was taken away. Two other children now lie sick with typhoid fever. Eighteen years ago, Mr. Woolsey was called to part with three children in one week, aged three, eight, and nine years respectively, and nine years ago he lost a wife, likewise a daughter seven years of age.
298. TWJ Fri Apr 12, 1861: Dr. Joseph Willard Gibbs, Professor of Sacred Literature in the Theological Department of Yale College, and a man of great celebrity in the world of Science, died in New Haven, March 25th, aged 71 years. He had been connected with the Theological Seminary of Yale College for nearly forty years.
299. TWJ Fri Apr 12, 1861: Death of Jerry Bryant. Jerry Bryant, of the renowned Bryant's Opera Troupe, died suddenly in New York on Monday morning. He had been slightly ill but a few days, and one Monday evening of last week, performed as usual at his place, No. 472 Broadway. Mr. Bryant was extensively known throughout the country as one of the best and most successful men in the business, and in his occasional visits to N. Haven, where his wife belongs, he had acquired numerous friends among us. He was 32 years of age.
300. TWJ Fri Apr 12, 1861: New York, April 9. A special dispatch from Charleston, to the Herald, states that the authorities have received official information that supplies will be furnished Major Anderson at all hazards, and that immense preparations were immediately commenced. Orders were issued for the entire military service to proceed to their stations and four regiments of 1,000 each had been telegraphed for from the country. Ambulances and other preparations for the wounded were being made at Washington. At midnight, seven guns from the Citadel was the signal for the assembling of all the reserves, and the city was thrown into the greatest excitement. The 17th Regiment, 800 strong, assembled in one hour, and left for the fortifications at 3 in the morning. All vessels in the harbor, necessary for transportation will be put in service by noon. Seven Government vessels were reported off the harbor, and Major Anderson displayed signal lights during the night from the walls of Fort Sumter. It is believed that the fight will commence twenty five miles southward, and batteries along the coast being relieved in turn, and after clearing Morris Island the Government forces will cross over to Sumter while Anderson engages Moultrie. Lieut. Talbot was denied admission to Sumter by the authorities. R.S. Chew brought the dispatches from Washington to Governor Pickens that Anderson would be supplied, and in company with Talbot, started for Washington at 11 o'clock last night. The special dispatch to the Herald states that offers of volunteers from the Border States continue to be brought to Montgomery, and tenders of 7,000 men and 2,000 Indian warriors had been received from the West.
301. TWJ Fri Apr 12, 1861: We find the following complimentary notice of Mr. John F. Peck in the New Haven Journal. "The citizens of Westville having secured the services of Mr. Peck, 'a graduate of the State Normal School,' were invited on Friday, April 5th, to attend a public examination of the department under his charge. The exercises were highly creditable to himself and his pupils. We hope the good work begun will go on to perfection." Mr. Peck is well known to most of the people of this vicinity and we have reason to think he has the best wishes of his former friends and pupils.
302. TWJ Fri Apr 12, 1861: The parishioners of Rev. Mr. Oviatt of Somers, celebrated the fiftieth birthday anniversary of their pastor, by assembling at the parsonage in the afternoon and evening of Friday, in large numbers, and leaving him money and the necessaries of life to a handsome amount.
303. TWJ Fri Apr 12, 1861: Norwich was excited, Saturday, because 96,000 pounds of cannon balls passed through the city on their way from Boston to New York.
304. TWJ Fri Apr 12, 1861: A boy named Sullivan was burned to death in Norwich, Saturday evening, having been pushed into a bonfire by his playmates.
305. TWJ Fri Apr 12, 1861: Colonel Wait, now commanding the Southwestern Division of the United States Army in Texas, in place of Gen. Twiggs, is a cousin of Col John T. Wait, of Norwich.
306. TWJ Fri Apr 12, 1861: The case of Wheeler Beers of Bridgeport, against Woodruff & Beach Iron Works, Hartford, which has occupied the Superior Court for the past three weeks was decided, Monday, in favor of Mr. Beers. The jury rendered a verdict of $8,500 and costs.
307. TWJ Fri Apr 12, 1861: The barn of Stephen Nichols of Bridgeport was burned down Monday night. Loss, $600. Incendiary.
308. TWJ Fri Apr 12, 1861: One hundred and six fugitive slaves have left Chicago, in a body, for Canada. It is estimated that over a thousand have passed through the city since last fall.
309. TWJ Fri Apr 12, 1861: The London Times of March 9th, says: "There are no disunionists on this side of the water. Every English merchant who has thought at all about the matter, has voted for Lincoln in his heart."
310. TWJ Fri Apr 12, 1861: For the Journal. Friend Simpson. On Sunday evening, 7th inst., I "dropped" into the Singing School at Mansfield Centre, taught by Mr. Rufus Weston, which, by the way, was his last school prior to his immigration West. It was held in the Church, and the attendance of visitors was unusually large, the galleries being filled to overflowing, besides a large number in the body of the church. The exercises were very interesting, the scholars showing great proficiency in the much cultivated art. Many came with the idea that it was to be a concert, and had such been the case Mr. Weston would have realized something handsome from it. In bidding his scholars good-bye at the close of the school, he made some brief and appropriate remarks, touching on past, present and future, complimenting them highly on their good conduct and aptness to learn, thanking them heartily for the kind treatment he had received at their hands, of his sorrow at parting, and earnestly urging on them the necessity of continued and unflagging perseverance in the art of which he is an admirer; he discoursed eloquently, and closed by singing (with Melodeon accompaniment) "Meet me in Heaven," his execution of which surpassed anything I have heard in a long time. His scholars seemed greatly attached, and, I have no doubt that, should Mr. W. at any time tire of his Western home and return East, he will find in old Mansfield warm hearts and willing hands to give him a hearty welcome.
It has also been my good fortune to be present on a previous occasion at a meeting of "The South Mansfield Benevolent Society," and the pleasure and benefit derived from the visit will long be remembered by me. It was organized by the ladies of the South Mansfield Congregational Church about two years ago, having for its aim and object, as its name implies, "Benevolence." As evidence of its success and prosperity I would say that besides dispensing their benevolence in other praiseworthy ways, they have during the past Summer, thoroughly renovated the interior of their church in the way of painting and carpeting, and have in contemplation the appropriation of their surplus funds to the cushioning of the pews this season, besides providing other auxiliaries for the comfort and convenience of our church-going people. Their meetings which are held on Thursday evenings, once in two weeks, are well attended by both old and young, who cheerfully come to aid the Society by their contributions, and by friendly intercourse and reciprocal good feeling strengthen those ties which ought to bind together the whole family of mankind. The bright and happy faces of the young, and the genial, good nature of the older parties are true indexes of the good results derived from it; the attendance is large varying from 50 to 120, according to the season and weather. I say long live the South Mansfield Benevolent Society, may it go on increasing in usefulness, and may its members be legion; may prosperity in everything good and laudable attend it, - its founders, and every individual member of it, - the ladies, God bless them! may they have a double portion of good things. Mansfield, April 9th, 1861.
311. TWJ Fri Apr 12, 1861: Charleston, April 10. The special dispatch to the New York Day Book says that troops are pouring in from the interior to-day. Everything is ready for a collision, and a battle is hourly expected. Fort Sumter will be attacked without waiting for the Government fleet. Everything is prepared against a land attack. The floating battery is finished, mounted and manned, and was anchored last evening in the cove near Sullivan's Island. Our people are not excited, but there is a fixed determination to meet the issue. An additional regiment of 1000 men is hourly expected form the interior. The convention has just adjourned, subject to call of the President. Before adjourning the convention passed a resolution approving the conduct of Gen. Twiggs in resigning his commission and turning over the public property to the Texas authorities. Gov. Pickens was in secret session with the convention today. About 1000 troops were sent to the fortifications today, and 1800 more will go down tomorrow. Messrs. Wigfall, Chestnut, Means, Manning, McGowan and Bayleston have been appointed in Beauregard's staff. A large number of members of the convention, after adjournment, volunteered as privates. About 7000 troops are now at the fortifications.
312. TWJ Fri Apr 12, 1861: At a Court of Probate holden at Columbia, within and for the District of Columbia, on the 2d day of April, A.D., 1861. Present, John S. Yeomans, Esq. Judge. On motion of Jonathan C. Fuller, Administrator on the Estate of Dea. Silas Holbrook, late of Columbia, within said District, deceased: This Court doth decree that six months be allowed and limited for the creditors of said estate to exhibit their claims against the same to the Administrator thereon, and directs that public notice be given of this order, by advertising in a newspaper published in Willimantic, and by posting a copy thereof on the public sign post in said town of Columbia, nearest the place where the deceased last dwelt. Certified from Record. Wm. H. Yeomans, Clerk.
313. TWJ Fri Apr 12, 1861: At a Court of Probate holden at Windham, within and for the District of Windham on the 8th day of April, A.D. 1861 Present, Justin Swift, Esq., Judge. On motion of Jonathan Hatch, Administrator on the Estate of Mrs. Lydia L. White, late of Windham, within said District, deceased: This Court doth decree that six months be allowed and limited for the creditors of said estate to exhibit their claims against the same to the Administrator; and directs that public notice be given of this order by advertising in a newspaper published in Willimantic, and by posting a copy thereof on the public sign post in said town of Windham, nearest the place where the deceased last dwelt. Certified from Record, Wm. Swift, Clerk.
314. TWJ Fri Apr 12, 1861: Watches & Jewelry. More New Goods. Having been in New York the past week, buying largely for Cash, and since my return concluded to make an alteration in my business, I offer my whole stock at greatly reduced prices for Cash. .. Also, a lot of Second Hand Watches, first rate keepers, at less than half price. At Robertson's you can find a large and splendid assortment of Watches, eight day and thirty hour Clocks, (with or without alarms, beautiful Jewelry of all kinds, Silver and Silver Plated Ware, Violins, Violin Strings, Bows, Accordeons, Music Boxes, razors, Pocket Cutlery, Ornamental Hair Pins, and Yankee Notions, at equally low prices. At Robertson's the largest and best assortment of Gold, Silver and Common Spectacles and Eye Glasses, including another invoice of those celebrated Perioscopic Glasses, which can always be found at his store. Spectacle Glasses re-set to suit all ages and defects of the eye. Persons requiring the aid of Glasses, should consult those who have the proper articles, and understand their business. At Robertson's you can't buy Brass Jewelry at One Dollar a handful, but you can buy Good Gold Jewelry, at less than manufacturers' prices. At Robertson's particular attention is given to repairing Watches and Clocks, jewelry and accordions, and satisfaction guaranteed. At Robertson's Engraving neatly executed on Silver Ware. Please call and examine before purchasing. J.R. Robertson, Optician and Jeweller. Willimantic, April 1, 1861.
315. TWJ Fri Apr 12, 1861: Births.
In Mansfield, April 6th, a son to Mr. George W. Campbell.
316. TWJ Fri Apr 12, 1861: Marriages.
In Norwich, 4th, Geo. G. Setchel and Miss Mary A. Davis, all of that city.
In Norwich, 28th ult., Andrew J. Kelly and Miss Elizabeth H. Williams, daughter of Samuel Williams.
317. TWJ Fri Apr 12, 1861: Deaths.
In Chaplin, April 8th, Mr. Albert Jones, aged 20 years.
In Lebanon, 9th inst., Jane E Hardy aged 30 years.
318. TWJ Fri Apr 12, 1861: Notice. An application will be made to the next General Assembly for the release of John Scott from State Prison.
319. TWJ Fri Apr 12, 1861: Tenement to Rent. Part of a House, suitable for a large family, situated on Main Street, will be rented on reasonable terms to a good tenant. Apply on the premises, to Charles Lillie.
320. TWJ Fri Apr 12, 1861: Notice. Clark & Backus have for sale at their establishment, in the basement of the Spiritualist Church, a large assortment of Tin and Sheet Iron Ware, Stoves, &c. Orders in their line are respectfully solicited. Willimantic, April 12, 1861.
321. TWJ Fri Apr 12, 1861: Millinery. Miss S.L. Sanders, of Providence, Respectfully announces to the Ladies of Willimantic and vicinity, that she has taken the Millinery Rooms formerly occupied by Miss H.E. Brainard, and more recently by Miss A.L. Kingsley, opposite the Congregational Church, on Main Street, Willimantic, where may be found a good assortment of Spring and Summer Millinery, all of the latest styles and patterns, adapted to all classes of trade. N.B. Particular attention paid to Bleaching, Pressing, Coloring and Altering Hats and Bonnets. A share of patronage is solicited. Willimantic, Ct., April 10, 1861.
322. TWJ Fri Apr 12, 1861: Commissioners' Notice. District of Thompson, Probate Court, March 20th, 1861. Assigned Estate of George Pike, of Thompson, in said District. The Court of Probate for the District of Thompson hath limited and allowed two months from the date hereof, for the creditors of said Estate represented insolvent, in which to exhibit their claims thereto; and has appointed Aaron White and Franklin Upham of said Thompson, Commissioners to receive and examine said claims. Certified by Jos. T. Crosby, Clerk. The subscribers give notice that they shall meet at the dwelling house of Franklin Upham, in said Thompson, on the twenty-seventh day of April A.D. 1861, and on the 31st day of May, A.D. 1861, at one o'clock in the afternoon on each of said days, for the purpose of attending to the business of said appointment. Aaron White, Franklin Upham, Commissioners. All persons indebted to said Estate, are requested to make immediate payment to Harvey Lamson, Trustee.
323. TWJ Fri Apr 12, 1861: Removal. Miss A.L. Kingsley, having removed to Bassett's new block, opposite Brainard's Hotel, would respectfully announce to her old patrons and the public generally, that having just returned from market with an entire new stock of Spring and Summer millinery goods, is prepared to furnish her customers with the latest and most fashionable New York and Boston styles. Great pains has been taken to secure the best of Milliners, among whom Mrs. Tingley and Miss H.E. Brainard sustain an enviable reputation. The new and elegant rooms have been fitted up with becoming taste, and visitors need not fear but that their wants will be readily and amply supplied. Bonnets Bleached, Pressed and Colored, at the shortest notice, A.L. Kingsley. Willimantic, March 29, 1861.
324. TWJ Fri Apr 19, 1861: The Fall of Fort Sumter. An unarmed vessel, laden with provisions for the soldiers at Fort Sumter, made its appearance off Charleston harbor, on Friday night of last week, and her appearance there was made the pretext for inaugurating a civil war in this country, by the madmen who bear rule at the South. The fire of the formidable batteries and forts of the secessionists was opened upon the only place where patriotism and love of country dwelt in that region, and after a terrible battle of nearly forty-eight hours, the heroic handful of patriots, finding themselves unable longer to cope with the myriads arrayed against them, were obliged to surrender, and thus fell the only resting place for the foot of Liberty between Charleston harbor and Pensacola. The awful fact that civil war has begun in bloody earnest, is but too well authenticated. The secessionists took the initiative. Anderson and his men were harming no one, when the batteries of the south opened upon them, and the unarmed steamer ladened with provisions, had not even crossed the bar at the mouth of the harbor; no shot had been fired or threatened by the forces of the United States, when the wanton bombardment of Fort Sumter was commenced. It is now for the people of the North, and of New England especially, who have demanded a vigorous policy of the Government, to unite as one man, to sustain that policy. The President has issued his proclamation calling for 75,000 men to support the Government in this its time of peril, and also calling an extra session of Congress to meet at the Capitol on the 4th of July next. The proclamation proves the President to be worthy to be at the head of the nation, and his honest words will find an echo in millions of loyal hearts. Only these words were needed to seal the speedy doom of treason. The rebels have chosen war; they have done their best to slay a loyal garrison. Without any reasonable pretext they have turned their murderous arms against the Union, against the lives of loyal citizens, and a fearful retribution awaits them. It is too late now for concession or compromise; Government or anarchy is the only alternative; forbearance has been useless, and has been construed into evidence of fear or feebleness. It has also excited the cupidity of the rebels and fostered their aggressive designs. It is no longer with them the assertion of the mere right of secession or separation from the Union, and with men thus minded it is useless to reason. No compromise will satisfy them, no concessions arrest their wicked purposes. They, a small minority of the people, demand that the majority must recognize them as masters, and give up everything to them; give up all that is dear to us as freemen. To such a demand, freemen, lovers of constitutional government and constitutional rights, can make but one reply. And when the rebel minority that makes it tries to enforce it with the cannon and the sword, to that fearful arbitrament must of necessity the loyal majority appeal. And they will do it! The majority have never sought, never desired, nay, they have studiously avoided, a resort to war. It has been forced upon them, and in honor, in self-defense, they cannot refuse the alternative. Before another week rolls round tidings from the South may be of a nature to show to loyal citizens of the North that the traitors who have appealed to the sword have themselves fallen beneath its edge.
325. TWJ Fri Apr 19, 1861: Prof. A.A. Hall will give a Musical Entertainment this (Friday) evening, at the Congregational Church in this village, assisted by the Choir of the Church, and some eminent vocalists. The Concert will commence at 7 o'clock. To those of our readers who know the Professor, this announcement will be sufficient, and to others we would say, a rare musical treat may be expected on this occasion.
326. TWJ Fri Apr 19, 1861: The Windham County Educational Association will hold its Fifth Annual Meeting at Eastford, Friday, April 26th, 1861, commencing at 2 o'clock p.m. It is hoped that, amid all the excitement of the day, teachers will hold steadily on their way, and full of thought, come to the meeting to have an interesting and profitable time. L. Burleigh, Prest. E.R. Keyes, Secy. N.B. Should the day prove stormy the meeting will be postponed one week.
327. TWJ Fri Apr 19, 1861: By the President of the United States: A Proclamation. Whereas the laws of the United States have been for some time past and now are opposed, and the execution thereof obstructed in the States of South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas, by combinations too powerful to be suppressed by the ordinary course of judicial proceedings or by powers vested in marshals by law, now therefore I, Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, in virtue of power in me vested by the Constitution and the laws, have thought fit to call forth, and hereby do call forth, the Militia of the several States of the union to the aggregate number of 75,000 in order to suppress said combination and to cause the laws to be duly executed. The details for this object will be immediately communicated to the State Authorities, through the War Department. I appeal to all loyal citizens to favor, facilitate and aid this effort to maintain the honor, the integrity and the existence of our National Union and the perpetuity of Popular Government and to redress wrongs already long enough endured. I deem it proper to say that the first service assigned to forces hereby called forth will probably be to re-possess the forts, places and property which have been seized from the Union, and in every event the utmost care will be observed consistently with the objects aforesaid, to avoid any devastation, any destruction of, or interference with property, or any disturbance of peaceful citizens in any part of the country. I hereby command the persons composing the combinations aforesaid to disperse and retire peaceably to their respective abodes within twenty days from this date. Deeming that the present condition of public affairs presents an extraordinary occasion, I do hereby, in virtue of the power in me vested by the Constitution, convene both Houses of Congress. Senators and Representatives are therefore summoned to assemble at their respective chambers at 12 o'clock noon, on Thursday, the 4th day of July next, and there consider such measures as, in their wisdom, the public safety and interests may seem to demand. In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand, and caused the seal of the Untied States to be affixed. Done at the City of Washington, this 15th day of April, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty one, and of the independence of the United States, the eighty-fifth. (signed) Abraham Lincoln. By the President, Wm. H. Seward, Secretary of State.
328. TWJ Fri Apr 19, 1861: By the Governor of the State of Connecticut.
A Proclamation. Whereas, the President of the United States, by a Proclamation, declares the laws are now opposed, and the execution thereof obstructed by combinations too powerful to be suppressed by the ordinary course of judicial proceedings, and has called forth the Militia of the several States, to the aggregate number of seventy-five thousand men, and Whereas, the Secretary of War has made a call upon the Executive of this State for one regiment of Militia for immediate service, therefore, I, William A. Buckingham, Commander-in-Chief of the Militia of the State of Connecticut, call upon the patriotic citizens of this State to volunteer their services, and rendezvous immediately at the City of Hartford, reporting themselves to the Adjutant-General. Given under my hand, and the seal of the State, at the City of Norwich, this, the sixteenth day of April, in the year of our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-one, and of the Independence of the United States, the eighty-fifth. Wm. A. Buckingham. The details of the plan of organization will be immediately issued from the office of the Adjutant-General.
329. TWJ Fri Apr 19, 1861: New York, April 17th. Recruiting in this city goes on very briskly, and the Government regiments are rapidly filling up. Sailors are rapidly applying for naval service. Work at the navy Yard is progressing rapidly, and the Wabash, North Carolina, Savannah, and Perry are fast being put in readiness for service. The Navy Yard was closed to visitors yesterday. All the city regiments announce their determination to respond when needed, but there are individual cases in most of them against serving against the South. The 79th regiment unanimously voted, last night, to tender their services to the Governor. Drills are nightly held by the various regiments, which are fast filling up, as well as the volunteer companies. A Union meeting was held at Jersey City last night, which adjourned to the front of the Standard office, when groans, hisses, &c., were indulged in, but the crowd finally separated with the threat that if the American flag is not displayed to-day, the building will be destroyed.
330. TWJ Fri Apr 19, 1861: At an annual meeting of Eastern Star Lodge F. & A.M. held at their Lodge Room, on Wednesday evening April 16, 1861, the following officers were elected for the ensuing year. J. King, W.M.; E.S. Simpson, S.W.; J.B. Lord, J.W.; V.N. Austin, Secretary; A.E. Brooks, Treasurer. The appointments were - C.H. Davison, M. of C.; Chester Tilden, Chaplin; W.H. Locke, S.D.; Chas. Palmer, J.D.; C. Babcock and J.P. Wood, Stewards; James P. Howes, Tyler.
331. TWJ Fri Apr 19, 1861: The Requisition for Troops. The requisition on the State Governors for troops, will put the trial of patriotism or treason to the test. We do not believe a single slave State will answer it, while most of them will take advantage of it to rebel against the government. The Northern States, however, are al true, and their Executives respond promptly to the call and are backed up heartily by the people. Gov. Buckingham received the following telegram on Monday afternoon, and will undoubtedly issue his order at once: Wm. A. Buckingham, Governor of the State of Connecticut: Call made on you by to-night's mail for one regiment of Militia for immediate service. Simon Cameron. In anticipation of a call, the military feeling is very active. N. Haven companies are increasing the frequency of their drills and receiving recruits. In Hartford, the Light Guards have unanimously tendered their services to the Governor, and steps are taking to form a new rifle corps. In Worcester, a rifle company which volunteered to the President, has been accepted and will go to Washington by rail to-morrow. The offer of Gov. Sprague, of Rhode Island to head two Regiments, has been accepted, and the troops ordered on. From Boston, it is stated that Massachusetts quota is more than full of volunteers, and ready to proceed. In Springfield, fifty men have sent their names forward as volunteers. In Albany, three companies of about 100 men each, were enlisted on Monday, and in New York there seems to be a regular mass movement pervading all classes, from Wall street bankers to dock loafers. The banks are coming forward, also. The Globe Bank, of Providence, has tendered a loan of fifty thousand dollars to the State, to facilitate the arming of military for the crisis. The Bank of Commerce voted to advance the sum of thirty thousand dollars for the same purpose. The New York money men say the President shall have all the loans he wants. Among the volunteer in Massachusetts, is Gen. Benj. F. Butler, the late Democratic candidate for Governor, and the head in the Charleston and Baltimore Conventions. In the New York Senate, on voting to appropriate $3,000,000, to raise and arm a military force of 30,000, Mr. Connolly, a New York City
Democrat, made a patriotic speech, saying there were no parties in the revolution, and there will be none now. He had fought in Mexico, under the old flag of America, and with the blessing of God he would sustain it now.
332. TWJ Fri Apr 19, 1861: For the Journal. Mr. Joseph Tinker Buckingham, the veteran journalist of New England, who died at Cambridge, Mass. on the 11th inst. In his 82d year, was the son of Capt. Nehemiah and Mary (Huntington) Tinker, and was born at Windham, Conn. Dec. 21st, 1779. In 1804 the Legislature of Massachusetts authorized him to take the surname of Buckingham, the family name of his maternal grandmother. His father was one of those Windham patriots, who became poor from his sacrifice and losses during the Revolutionary war; and died in 1783, leaving a widow and ten children in such destitute circumstances that at one time assistance was rendered them by the town. Young Joseph, when in his seventh year, was "bound out" to Mr. John Welch, a farmer of Windham, (of whom Mr. B. speaks very highly in his "Memoirs,") where he remained until he was sixteen, when he entered the office of David Carlisle of Walpole, N.H. to learn the printing business. After serving there a short time, and for a longer period in the office of the "Greenfield Gazzette," he removed to Boston, about 1800, where he soon after commenced the career in which he became distinguished; and for a long series of years was engaged in editing and publishing various periodicals; among them, the "New England Galaxy" and "New England Magazine." In 1824 he published the first number of the "Boston Courier," which he continued to edit until 1840 when he retired from active business. He was several times elected to the Legislature, but was more widely known as an editor, in which capacity he attained great popularity with the reading and literary public of his day. Mr. Buckingham was emphatically a man of self-culture; and, by his native talents and force of character, won his way to distinction and success; affording another striking example of what a poor boy may become, by industry, honesty and perseverance. W.L.W.
333. TWJ Fri Apr 19, 1861: For the Journal. Mr. Editor - The following letter was written more thhan eighty-five years ago, by one of the noble, devoted women of old Windham, who gave her sons to her country during the hour of its greatest peril and danger. The writer was a daughter of Col. Thomas Dyer, sister of Hon. Eliphalet Dyer, and wife of Samuel Gray, Esq. It was written to her son, Ebenezer Gray, then in the Army near Boston, who served his country faithfully during the war, and held the rank of Lieut. Colonel. At this time of excitement, when we are in the midst of a second Revolution, it may help to inspire us with right sentiments, to listen to the voice of one of the pious and courageous mothers of the Revolution. W.L.W. "July 31, A.D., 1775 "Dear Child. I this morning heard by Mr. Trumble, who passed through town in haste last evening, that you are preparing to meet the enemy, or to drive them from their new begun intrenchments. I could not hear it without some emotion of soul, although I firmly believe that God is able to deliver, and will deliver us out of the hands of these unnatural enemies, in his own time. Our cause is just I don't doubt; and God in his holy and righteous providence has called you there to defend our just rights and privileges. I would commit you into the hands of a just and merciful God, who alone is able to defend you. Confessing my utter unworthiness of the least mercy, would trust in unmerited mercy through Jesus Christ, for all that strength, courage and fortitude, that you stand in need in the business he is calling you to. Trust in the Lord and he of good courage; the eye of the Lord is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy. Confess your sins daily before the Lord and forsake every evil way; walk in all the Commandments of the Lord. Be careful to set a good example before those that are under you, especially in observing the Sabbath. The surest way of conquering our enemies is to turn from every evil way, and seek the Lord with all our hearts with confession of our sins. I am more afeared of our sins than all the forces of our enemy. As to profane swearing, which is very common in camps, I always thought you were not inclined to, and I trust you will take all possible care to prevent it in those that fall under your care. I think we have abundant reason to praise the name of the Lord for his wonderful assistance and deliverances our people have experienced at one time and another, especially in the battle at Bunker's Hill. Well may we say, had it not been the Lord who was on our side, when such a number of troops rose up and surrounded our people, then they had swallowed us up quick when their wrath was kindled against us. These merciful assurances of God for us ought to encourage us to call upon God, and strengthen our faith in Him. That you may put your trust in God and go on with courage and fortitude to whatever work or business you may be called to, is the sincere prayer of your Loving Mother, Lydia Gray.
334. TWJ Fri Apr 19, 1861: On Saturday afternoon, Mr. Shubal S. Hoskins of Simsbury, well known as the proprietor of Hoskins tavern, was seized by a fit while alone in the yard, fell into a sunken half hogshead of water, and was drowned. He was about 67 years of age.
335. TWJ Fri Apr 19, 1861: The Bragg who commands the rebel forces at Pensacola is not the "little more grape, Captain Bragg," of Mexican war fame. That brilliant officer died some years ago, in New Orleans.
336. TWJ Fri Apr 19, 1861: The five million Confederate loan will probably soon bring the Charleston banks to a stoppage. Of the two banks in Charleston, one has only nine cents to every dollar; the other but one cent to every dollar of liabilities. The currency of the "Confederate States" was selling yesterday, in New York, at fifty cents on the dollar.
337. TWJ Fri Apr 19, 1861: A boy named Frederick Gilbert killed 24 black snakes in Easton, Friday. The reptiles measured anywhere from four to seven and a half feet in length.
338. TWJ Fri Apr 19, 1861: Wm. M. Brown of New London committed suicide Friday night by hanging himself in the garret. Aged 24 years. No cause assigned.
339. TWJ Fri Apr 19, 1861: A no-haired ox from East Lyme which an enterprising showman has exhibited all over the country as the "African ox" has been sold to another enterprising showman and is going the rounds as the "Great Water Buffalo."
340. TWJ Fri Apr 19, 1861: H.H. Starkweather has been appointed Postmaster at Norwich. The government has not only secured an excellent man for the place, but has given entire satisfaction to those who are directly interested, the Norwich people.
341. TWJ Fri Apr 19, 1861: The "telegraph" states that if Virginia goes out, Jefferson Davis, the President of the Southern Republic, will establish his headquarters at Richmond. Very well; he will be all the nearer when Gen. Scott sends for him.
342. TWJ Fri Apr 19, 1861: The senior member of the House of Representatives this year, is Nathaniel B. Smith, of Woodbury, who was a member in 1828, and 1847.
343. TWJ Fri Apr 19, 1861: A dozen shad were caught at Wethersfield on Wednesday the 10th and a number at Saybrook.
344. TWJ Fri Apr 19, 1861: Sudden Death. Mr. Joseph Thayer of this city, died very suddenly Tuesday morning, about quarter past 8 o'clock. He was stepping out of the door of the Bulletin office, when he was seen to fall upon the sidewalk, as was supposed in a fit. He was quickly taken up and carried into the room of Dr. Clapp, in Chelsea Building, and medical aid summoned. He died within five minutes from the time of his fall. It was probably an attack of disease of the heart. He was engaged in the carpet business in Coit's new building, on Shetucket street, was about 65 years of age, and leaves a wife and family. - Norwich Bulletin.
345. TWJ Fri Apr 19, 1861: Gov. Sprague has tendered to the President for the defense of the capital the services of Marine Artillery and of a thousand infantry, and has offered to accompany them himself. The promptness with which Gov. Sprague has taken this patriotic step is worthy of all praise. He may be assured that Rhode Island will fully sustain him in it. We are all one party now, the supporters and defenders of the federal government. Rhode Island stands by the Constitution and the Union. The Home of Greene and Perry will has men to offer in the service of the country. - Prov. Journal.
346. TWJ Fri Apr 19, 1861: Marriages.
In Norwich, 10th inst., James E. Learned of Owego [sic], New York, and Hannah L. Adams, daughter of John T. Adams.
347. TWJ Fri Apr 19, 1861: Deaths.
In Willimantic, 15th inst., Mr. John Dailey, aged 55 years.
In Windham, 17th inst., Mr. Levi Johnson, aged 88 years.
In South Windham, 16th inst., Mr. E.S. Brewster, aged 69 years.
In Coventry, 16th inst., Mrs. Wealthy Cummings, aged 63 years.
In Chaplin, 17th inst., M. Hartson, aged 58 years.
348. TWJ Fri Apr 19, 1861: Brooks' European House. The subscriber has just completed his new and commodious building, near the Railroad Depot in Willimantic, and is ready to receive calls and attend to the wants of his numerous friends and customers. His conveniences are of the first class, and the hungry and the weary can obtain all needed refreshment, served up in a manner to please the most fastidious. In addition to his Hotel accommodations, he has fitted up and stocked a neat and tasty Store, in the same building, with such articles as he deemed suitable to the wants of this community, a few of which are as follows. German Toys, Meerschaums, Pipes, Musical Instruments, Perfumeries, Nuts, Confectionaries of all kinds, Fruits, Ice Creams and Soda with choice syrups, direct from the fountain. A choice assortment of Sardines, Sweet Oil, Assorted Pickles, French Mustard and Horse Radish. Refreshments furnished to order.Meals at all hours of the day and evening. Oysters furnished by the pint, quart or gallon. Willimantic, April 19, 1861.
349. TWJ Fri Apr 19, 1861: War, War, War! Knocking Down Prices. Mr. Turner having been in New York during the exciting War News has been able to purchase goods at greatly reduced prices, and will sell at Lower Prices than has been offered in this place. .. Mr. D.H. Henkie, a Cutter from New York, will attend to the costume apartment, as he understands his business. .. Miss E.F. Turner attends to the Millinery Department... All goods marked in plain figures, and warranted as represented. Give me a call, and compare goods and prices. The New Brick Store, next east of Brainard's Hotel. . Thomas Turner. Willimantic, April 15, 1861.
350. TWJ Fri Apr 19, 1861: Blinds, Sash and Doors, by Water Power. The subscriber has been engaged in the Blind Business for the past two years, and is now prepared to furnish the above articles on the most favorable terms. Builders will find it to their advantage to get his terms before buying. Factory Columbia. D.F. Terry, Residence Willimantic. April 1861.
351. TWJ Fri Apr 19, 1861: Kit Carson, the Scout that was. Kit Carson, the famous hunter, guide and mountaineer, is living at Taos, New Mexico, as Indian Agent to the Ute tribe of Indians. His salary amounts to $1500 per annum. An Arkansas paper, from which this statement is derived says that Kit is not a wealthy man; his property is estimated at about $6000. He keeps fifty or sixty cows, five hundred head of sheep, and several horses and ponies. He married a Mexican lady, with whom he lives happily. What the writer means by a wealthy man, the Boston Courier cannot comprehend. Fifty or sixty cows, five hundred sheep, and horses and ponies in proportion, and 'living happily' with his Mexican bride, and not wealthy!
352. TWJ Fri Apr 26, 1861: In another column of the Journal we give a somewhat lengthy report of the proceedings of an enthusiastic meeting of the citizens of this county, held at Brooklyn, the home and resting place of Putnam, for the purpose of upholding our Government in its terrible struggle with the foes who are now endeavoring to destroy it.
We heartily commend the action of the meeting, and would say to other counties of our state who have not already taken action in the matter, "go and do likewise." Meetings have also been held in this village, at which the utmost enthusiasm prevailed. One at the vestry of the Methodist Church on Monday evening, where a large audience was gathered, and the utmost unanimity prevailed. On Tuesday, a call for a meeting that evening in Franklin Hall, was nobly responded to, and the Hall packed to its utmost capacity. Here, as before, a patriotic spirit seemed to possess every one present. Gen. L.E. Baldwin was called to the chair, and on stating the business of the meeting, and placing a roll for volunteers upon the table, after some stirring remarks from J.R. Arnold; Esq., and others, between fifty and sixty volunteers rushed forward and placed their names upon the roll, thus declaring to their fellow citizens that they were ready, NOW, to leave business, homes and families, to fight under and for that banner which has been our protection and our pride, and borne us gloriously on as a nation, for nearly an hundred years. Among the names of the volunteers are those of some of our best citizens - men, in every respect - whose absence from our community under any other circumstances we should deplore, but whom we hope again to see in our midst, after the service due our country in this righteous cause, shall have been rendered. The thanks of the meeting are hereby tendered to the Cornet Band, for their presence, and their excellent music.
353. TWJ Fri Apr 26, 1861: Notice. The legal voters of the town of Windham are hereby warned to meet at the Methodist Vestry, in Willimantic, on Thursday, the 25th inst., at 2 o'clock, p.m., to act upon the petition of John Tracy and others, desiring an expression of the town in regard to maintaining and providing for the families of those who may enlist as volunteers in the service of the United States during the present war, also to log a tax for defraying said expenses. Windham, April 20th, 1861. Horace Hall, F.M. Lincoln, E.E. Burnham, Selectmen. In compliance with the above notice a large and enthusiastic meeting of the voters of the town was held at the place named. Col. P.L. Baker was called to the chair, and after a few eloquent and patriotic remarks from the moderator and others, the following preamble and resolutions were adopted unanimously: Whereas - The President of the United States has issued his proclamation, calling for seventy-five thousand armed volunteers to defend the National Capitol, and maintain the integrity of the Government; and, whereas, in response to that proclamation the Governor of Connecticut has requested that companies of volunteers be formed immediately, ready for such service as may be required for the purpose of sustaining the Government at all hazards; Now, therefore, in view of the necessity for prompt and energetic action in the premises; it is by the town of Windham, in special meeting assembled.
Resolved. That the town of Windham should raise a Military Company to be tendered in aid of the Government, to assist in protecting the public property, and enforcing the laws - and it is therefore Voted - that the town of Windham pay such personn who shall enlist in such Company, the sum of twelve dollars per month over and above the pay they may receive from Government; and that the first installment of two months pay be advanced and paid in one week after their departure; and for each child in the family of each volunteer under the age of 12 years the sum of one dollar per week.
Voted. - That the sum of five thousand dollars be appropriated from the funds in the treasure of the town of Windham, for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of the last preceding vote. And the select men are hereby authorized to borrow monies in the name of said Town, in such amounts, (within said sum of Five thousand dollars,) as may from time to time be needed to carry out the purpose of this vote fully. Provided, that whenever the Legislature of Connecticut shall make provision for such volunteers, then the pay provided for by this vote shall cease.
Voted. That the Selectmen be authorized and directed to provide suitable equipments for the Volunteer Company to be raised in Windham, said equipments to be determined upon by the Selectmen in connection with Col. Rufus L. Baker and Capt. Calvin H. Davison.
354. TWJ Fri Apr 26, 1861: Much property of the Federal Government which it was feared would fall into the hands of the traitors, has been destroyed. The military works at Harper's Ferry, in Virginia, were burned, the guns spiked, rendering them useless, and the handful of true men who accomplished it, escaped into Pennsylvania, with the loss of but three of their number. They had been attacked by a large force of the rebels, and had no alternative.
355. TWJ Fri Apr 26, 1861: Windham Co. in the Field. She responds by Men and Means for the War! $5600 Raised by Subscription. A Mass Meeting of the citizens of Windham County was held in front of the Court House in Brooklyn, on Monday, the 22nd inst., and was organized by the appointment of C.F. Cleveland, Prest. Henry G. Tainter, Horatio Webb, Secretaries. A committee on Resolutions was appointed, consisting of Messrs, D.P. Tyler, W.H. Chandler, B.E. Palmer, H. Hammond, E.S. Simpson, J.Q.A. Stone, B.P. Spaulding and Jeremiah Olney. The following preamble and resolutions were unanimously adopted: Whereas - The Government under which we live, and to which we owe our allegiance, is threatened with subversion, her ports having been taken, her treasuries plundered by traitors, and her authority defied; and, Whereas - We hold it to be the duty of every good citizen to take a firm and open stand for the cause of law and order, therefore,
Resolved - That in the present emergency, all distinctions of party should be swallowed up and lost, and that we, the citizens of Windham County, are ready to present an united front to all enemies of our existing constitution.
Resolved - That we, the people of Windham County, feel and know in our heart of hearts that we love our country and our whole country; we therefore pledge ourselves to uphold the Constitution, sustain the laws and support our Government, with all our treasures, and by the united force and energy of our powers.
Resolved - That the circumstances in which our country is now placed, call upon us to imitate the example of our fathers, and to show that we are not "degenerate sons of worthy sires."
Resolved - That as at the command of Joshua the sun and moon stood still, of like potency was the news from Lexington in 1775, to cause the plow to stand still in the furrow; and so shall Massachusetts' blood, which now stains the streets of Baltimore, if need be, dry up in Windham County, every source of industry until those stains are either depended or avenged. The meeting was addressed with great earnestness by the president of the Convention, D.P. Tyler, J.J. Penrose, Col. Keach, Lieut. Col. Wamer, Maj. Cundall, Mr. Rockwell of Norwich (son of the late John A. Rockwell), E.S. Cleveland of Hartford and others. The following resolution was passed:
Resolved - That our Senators and Representatives be requested to pass a law giving all soldiers who enter the service a bounty of twelve dollars per month, to continue during service.
Names of those who subscribed:
A. Richmond, $200
Sidney A. White, $200
Arnold Fenner, $200
D.P. Tyler, $100
E.H. Bugbee, $100
H. Hammond, $100
John Day, $125
Wm. H. Chandler, $500
E. Wilkinson, $100
S. & H. Sayles, $200
F.W. Hutchins, $100
Isaac T. Hutchins, $100
Henry G. Taintor, $100
Elisha Carpenter, $100
Ebenezer Young, $100
S.L. Weld, $100
John Atwood, $100
Wm. Alexander, $125
Chas. J. Grosvenor, $100
Ezra Dean, $200
Olney Tanner, $150
Wm. C. Tucker, $25
P.H. Sprague, $50
Wm. S. Sharp, $50
Hiram Richmond, $25
Harvy Richmond, $35
Abel Child, 2d, $50
Janes Holbrook, $50
A.C. Kies, $25
John L. Himes, $50
Benj. Brown, $25
Jeremiah Young, $25
Wm. A. Atwood, $25
John Searles, $50
J.A.Q. Stone, $25
Luther Alexander, $50
James E. Leland, $50
Thomas J. Evans, $25
Charles Clark, $50
Willard Day, $200
Mrs. E. Wilkinson, $100
C.F. Cleveland, $100
Isaac Backus, $100
E.S. Cleveland, Hart'd, $50
O.M. Capron, $50
Wm. H. Putnam, $150
Newton Tourtetolf, $50
Geo. Morse, $50
Geo. Blanchard, $25
Alex. Blanchard, $25
Esquire B. Miller, $25
C.C. Chamberlain, $25
Geo. S. Truesdell, $25
Horatio Webb, $25
Phillip Mathewson, $50
James Allyn, $100
Charles Osgood, $50
Silas Hyde, $50
Geo. H. Brown, $100
H.A. Atkins, $50
Benj. E. Palmer, $25
Kimball Atwood, $25
Gurdon Robinson, $25
Alex. Northrup, $25
Wolcott Carey, $50
E.S. Bugbee, $50
Thomas Parker, $50
Uriel Fuller, $25
J.L. Bradley, $25
W.W. Woodward, $25
C.S. Mills, $25
E. Robinson, $50
E.L. Preston, $25
Willard Leavens, $25
Augustus Green, $25
Wm. Stevenson, $25
S.M. Fenner, $25
Apollos Richmond, Henry G. Taintor and Elisha Carpenter were appointed a committee to receive and distribute the funds subscribed.
Old Windham County has not been so much aroused since Putnam's departure for Lexington, in the year 1775. A volunteer company of nearly sixty men was raised in thirty minutes, and the citizens of Windham County nobly subscribed to their aid. One of the resolutions declared (and it was unanimously passed) that Windham County would exhaust every drop of blood coursing in the veins of her yeomanry, and hand over every dollar of her treasure in defence of her country's honor. Fear not! Old Windham County will do her whole duty in this crisis in her country's history.
356. TWJ Fri Apr 26, 1861: A few of the young men of this village contributed the necessary funds to purchase a beautiful Colt's Revolver, navy size, which was presented to Lester E. Braley, the First Volunteer from Willimantic. The purchase and presentation was made by Mr. W.W. Jacobs, of Adams' Express Co., Hartford, on Monday of this week. Mr. B. is on his way south with his regiment, and leaves at home a host of friends and well wishers, who hope to hear a good report from him. May he come back to us when the work in which he is engaged is finished, with the prayers of his friends and relatives all answered.
357. TWJ Fri Apr 26, 1861: A young man named Charles Scranton, living in this village, cut the thumb of his left hand off with an axe last Tuesday. The affair is a serious one, and should teach young people to be careful in the use of dangerous instruments.
358. TWJ Fri Apr 26, 1861: Warner P. Brigham, depot master on the N.L. & N. Railroad, was killed on Tuesday, by being crushed between two cars which he was coupling. Mr. B. was about thirty years of age, and leaves a family to lament his sudden death.
359. TWJ Fri Apr 26, 1861: A Proclamation. Believing the present crisis demands a concentration of our physical forces in order to enforce the laws and suppress the rebellion now raging against our National Government - I, William A. Buckingham, Commander-in-Chief of the militia of the State of Connecticut, hereby call upon the citizens of this State to organize themselves into military companies, that they may be at once formed into volunteer regiments. The companies will immediately report to the Adjutant General, and be subject to the orders of the Commander-in-Chief upon a call from the President of the United States. Given under my hand and the seal of the State, at Norwich, this, the 22d day of April, 1861. Wm. A. Buckingham. By His Excellency, John Boyd, Sec. of State.
360. TWJ Fri Apr 26, 1861: Twenty-three Southern students have left West point in consequence of their refusal to renew their oaths of allegiance to the United States.
361. TWJ Fri Apr 26, 1861: Direct advices from Annapolis by letters and travelers from there yesterday afternoon, state that the 7th and 8th Massachusetts Regiments were then there, and that a large force of secessionists lay between them and Washington.
362. TWJ Fri Apr 26, 1861: Fifty uniforms for the South were seized at Brooklyn [N.Y.], last night, by the police at different tailor shops. They were being made to the order of a New York firm.
363. TWJ Fri Apr 26, 1861: The people of Washington are greatly alarmed, and all who could have left the city. The hotels are nearly all deserted, and there is some talk of closing them. Gen. Butler has removed the frigate Constitution from the Naval School dock at Annapolis, out of reach of assault from the shore. Sixteen hundred Pennsylvania volunteers are at Perryville, and five propeller steamers are ready to start.
364. TWJ Fri Apr 26, 1861: Havre De Grace, MD., April 24 - The Baltimore papers of this morning furnish the following: Gen Trimble has issued an order stating that there is no absolute restrictions on steamship travel, but that ho person will be allowed to leave the city without permits, and those leaving by private conveyances do so at their own risk.
Two thousand stand of arms have arrived from Harper's Ferry. Supplies of pork, flour and provisions, from New York, have been stopped. Numerous seizures of powder and arms have been made, including 800 kegs of powder to Folly Bros., from New York. A passenger train from the Camden station left for Washington on Tuesday afternoon. When nearing the Relay House, it was informed that the train from Washington had been taken possession of near Annapolis Junction, and impressed into the government service, it is supposed, to carry troops from the Junction. The conductor turned back. At Baltimore, the only ticket nominated for the election was the Southern Rights. It is thought that the navigation of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal will be stopped, as it is apprehended that all the cargoes have been seized. The Washington trains on the main track of the Baltimore and Ohio road were running regularly yesterday, via Cleveland and Pittsburg. Two light boats on the Potomac were burnt by the Virginians to prevent the government vessels from conveying troops to Washington. Heavy guns were heard the same evening in the vicinity of the White House. The mails between Washington and Annapolis are stopped. The mails from Richmond have been detained by the government. A messenger late last night from Annapolis junction, brings the intelligence that 100 troops had arrived from Washington and been stationed at the junction. Annapolis is in the possession of the federal troops and the Annapolis road was under guard. It was but little damaged and a train passed over yesterday. The rails were easily replaced. The Baltimore Sun says that Jeff. Davis would be at Richmond in a few with an advance guard of 5000 Carolinians, and would be rapidly reinforced, having ordered the enrollment of 30,000 men. The Montgomery correspondent of the Baltimore Exchange says it was reported that Jeff. Davis would start for Richmond, was to be his headquarters, and there assume command of the army.
365. TWJ Fri Apr 26, 1861: The N.Y. Express of Tuesday evening sums up the news as follows:
1st. The famous 7th regiment of New York is in Annapolis with the Massachusetts regiment making a force 2000 strong.
2d. The railroad track to the Annapolis junction of the Baltimore and Ohio road, is torn up. All will have to march about 25 miles to Washington.
3d. Not merely Baltimore, but all Maryland seems to be in revolt. The Governor has no doubt refused to call the Legislature, which has been called in a revolutionary way by Mr. Yellot.
4th. The line-of-battle-ship, the Pennsylvania the largest vessel in our navy, was burned to keep her out of Secession hands in Norfolk. So the frigate Macedonian, renowned in the war of 1812, was destroyed by fire, and the whole navy yard at Gosport was burned, because it could not be held. Millions of value of property have been destroyed, as the readiest mode of preventing it from falling into the hands of the Confederate States.
5th. The back track movement of the Pennsylvanians from Cockeysville appears to have been ordered by the President, to avoid collision with Baltimore; and a similar motive dictated the sea-route of the 7th Regiment of New York and of Gen. Butler's Massachusetts troops.
6th. Long details are given of the interview of the Baltimore Mayor and his companions with the President of the U.S., and of the blarney used on that occasion to save Baltimore from the ripping up she deserves, and may yet get.
7th. The Lieutenant Jenifer, an officer of the U.S. who deserted the Carlisle barracks, although he now proves a traitor, has obtained a full knowledge of the plans of the Government, and Gen. Scott is exceedingly anxious to catch him. Dispatches have been sent in all directions to arrest the traitor, if possible.
8th. Gen Cushing's statement that 5000 troops of Virginia, under General Lee, had occupied the heights of Arlington, opposite Washington, on the Virginia side of the Potomac, is thought to have a bad look. Long range cannon from those heights, will bear on the capitol and the President's house.
9th. The fact that the Federal troops are shut up in the Naval Academy yard at Annapolis, indicates that the feeling of the inhabitants of Annapolis, and of the Marylanders generally is adverse to the crossing of that State by Northern troops.
366. TWJ Fri Apr 26, 1861: A Revolutionary Sabbath. The 21st day of April, was such a Sunday as the good town of Norwich never before saw. The beating of drums, the marching and drilling of military companies, the display of flags, and fluttering of bunting, the presence of unusual crowds in all the streets, the hum of labor where the uniforms of volunteers were being made, the earnestness and enthusiasm that seemed to animate the multitude, and the eagerness of the people to learn the latest intelligence by telegraph, all combined to make such a Sabbath as will long be remembered. All day long the Buckingham Rifles, Capt. Frank S. Chester, were engaged in drill and exercise, preparing themselves for the active duties of the service in they have enlisted. About 350 ladies occupied Breed Hall, and the officers below engaged in making up the uniforms for the company. They have finished enough for the whole company, and the remainder of the uniforms will in all probability be completed by to-morrow. - Norwich Bulletin.
367. TWJ Fri Apr 26, 1861: For the Journal. Windham in the Revolution. At the first dawning of the Revolution the town of Windham enlisted in the Cause of her Country, and thenceforward continued to serve it with energy and patriotic zeal. She was among the first to enter and the last to retire from the Contest. The blood of her sons was poured out on every battle field in the great struggle, from Bunker Hill to York Town. The passage of the Stamp Act in 1765 aroused an active spirit of resistance, and the people of Windham and New London Counties resolved that the Stamps should not be sold in the State of Connecticut. In the month of September of that year some two hundred of the sturdy yeomanry of these Counties mounted on horseback proceeded to Hartford and from thence to Wethersfield where they found Jared Ingersoll the Stamp master and Compelled him to resign his office. Windham contributed a large number to this expedition and on their return they halted for the night at the Centre, where they burned Ingersoll in effigy and had a high time generally. In 1768 at a "very full town meeting" a Non-consumption ordinance was passed unanimously in regard to British goods, and a most patriotic spirit prevailed. While the town meetings at this period were somewhat grave and formal, the "Liberty meetings," where the citizens assembled in mass to discuss public affairs, were of the most enthusiastic character. In the summer of 1774 the people were all aglow with patriotic zeal and the most determined spirit of resistance was aroused on account of the Boston Port Bill. The sympathy with Boston was most intense; and among the first contributions to the city beyond her own state was a flock of sheep from Windham. On the 23d of June of that year a remarkable town meeting was held in Windham and a long and patriotic address to the people was adopted. That address contains the following which is not inappropriate at the present time; "Let us, dear fellow Americans, for a few years at least, abandon that narrow, contracted principle of self-love, which is the source of every vice; let our hearts expand and dilate with the noble and generous sentiment of benevolence, though attended by the severer virtue of self-denial. The blessings of heaven attending, America is saved; children yet unborn will rise and call you blessed; the present generation will by future - to the latest period of American glory, be extolled and celebrated as the happy instruments, under God; of delivering millions from thralldom and slavery, and secure permanent freedom and liberty to America." But the time of discussion and deliberation soon passed and the period of action arrived. The news of the battle of Lexington April 19, 1775, spread through the towns of New England like a prairie fire in Autumn. Windham was ready. Four companies containing in the aggregate some one hundred and fifty men were dispatched at once, and more soon followed. Many of these first recruits poured out their life blood at Bunker Hill, and the dust of some of these brave men reposes at the base of its lofty Monument. Thus nobly and heroically did Windham take her stand at the commencement of the Revolution. And she never faltered in the darkest hour; but ever responded promptly to the call for men and means to the full extent of her ability. According to all accounts the patriotic fever in every part of the old township was most intense. Mothers gave up their sons with a devotion and self-sacrifice worthy of the Roman Matrons of old, and sent them to the battlefield with their prayers and benedictions exhorting them to fear God and be of good courage. Young men longed to be eighteen, that they might enlist, and gray headed veterans that had been with Putman [mean Putnam?] at Ticonderoga and Crown Point in the old French and Indian war shouldered their muskets and marched with alacrity to the scene of strife. There are good reasons for believing that Windham furnished during the war more than a thousand men, and I have the best of authority for stating that there were over three hundred from this town in the army at one time. So great was the absence of able bodied men in Hampton, (then a part of Windham) that the women were called upon on one occasion to raise a house, which they did in good style. In one instance a father and eight sons served shoulder to shoulder through the war. The soldiers from this town and County were among the bravest of the brave, often selected for the most hazardous service as being thoroughly reliable. May Windham in the present crisis prove true to her glorious history. W.L.W.
368. TWJ Fri Apr 26, 1861: Chauncey Steele was drowned in the river at Middletown, Sunday night, intoxicated.
369. TWJ Fri Apr 26, 1861: Patrick Shields, the city expressman who was thrown from his wagon in New Haven Monday, has since died of his injuries.
370. TWJ Fri Apr 26, 1861: Matthew Kealer, of Ridgefield, was drowned in a mill pond, Monday night; he was 73 years old.
371. TWJ Fri Apr 26, 1861: Two hundred and thirty women, nearly all between the ages of 18 and 25, have enrolled themselves in Philadelphia as nurses.
372. TWJ Fri Apr 26, 1861: Wm. Taylor, a mason engaged work upon the new Baptist church in Baltic, while carrying a bed of morter upon a scaffolding, Monday forenoon, lost his balance and fell to the ground, a distance of thirty feet and was instantly killed. He leaves a family in Baltic.
373. TWJ Fri Apr 26, 1861: Washington is now considered safe. There are nearly 14,000 troops at present, and this number will be doubled before the end of the week. The next step, probably, will be the subjugation of Maryland, particularly Baltimore.
374. TWJ Fri Apr 26, 1861: A.T. Stewart, the New York merchant prince, will continue the salaries of all of his clerks belonging to the Seventh regiment, while they are employed in the service of the country.
375. TWJ Fri Apr 26, 1861: It is reported that Gov. Buckingham will order out a third regiment of troops at once. Volunteers are flocking in so rapidly that not only a third regiment - but a dozen, if need be - might be filled at a moment's notice.
376. TWJ Fri Apr 26, 1861: The store of Henry Sanford, in Newtown, was broken into Sunday night and a quantity of black and fancy silks, sewing silks, cravats, kid gloves, and various other articles stolen.
377. TWJ Fri Apr 26, 1861: The factory at Ansonia formerly occupied by C.W. Fiske & Co., as a Melodeon manufactory, and owned by J.H. Reamer, was totally destroyed by fire Saturday morning. Loss $10,000; insured for $6,000.
378. TWJ Fri Apr 26, 1861: The New Haven Common Council appropriated $20,000 for the families of volunteers.
379. TWJ Fri Apr 26, 1861: Wm. G. Coe of Winsted is said to have been offered the place of Marshal of Connecticut, now filled by Curtis Bacon, Esq., of Middletown.
380. TWJ Fri Apr 26, 1861: Willimantic High School. The Summer Term of this School will commence on Monday, May 13th, in the Select School Room to continue eleven weeks, under the charge of Mr. and Mrs. J.B. Messervey. The Principal respectfully announces to his former patrons and others, that he intends to make this a School, in all respects, worthy of public favor, and that no pains will be spared to attain that end. Tuition bills to be paid at the middle of the Term:
Tuition per Term:
Languages, - $5.00
Higher English - $4.00
Common English - $3.00
Primary Department - $2.50
Willimantic, April 26, 1861.
381. TWJ Fri Apr 26, 1861: Marriages.
In Rockville, April 7th, by Rev. Bernard Tully, Mr. John Quinn and Miss Kate Cunningham, both of Manchester.
In Rockville, April 8th, by Rev. C.W. Clapp, Mr. Allen Lewis of Ottowa of Minnesota and Miss Esther Root of Tolland.
In Rockville, April 11th, by the same, Mr. Herman Shutz to Miss Louiza Patz, both of Rockville.
382. TWJ Fri Apr 26, 1861: Deaths.
In Mansfield, the 20th inst., Cristopher N. Spencer, aged 77 years.
In Willimantic, 24th inst., Elizabeth Clark, aged 80 years.
383. TWJ Fri Apr 26, 1861: Sheep Skins. A prime article, suitable for making Blacksmith's aprons, for sale cheap, at the Hardware Store, basement of Bassett's Block. Wm. H. Wood.
384. TWJ Fri Apr 26, 1861: Major Hamlin W. Keyes, a native of this village, officer in the 5th regiment Massachusetts volunteers, received a present of $175 in gold from his friends in various railroad offices in Boston, last Friday. Major Keyes for several years past has been passenger agent in Boston of the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Railroad. The following letter accompanied the gift: Boston, April 19, 1861. Major Hamlin W. Keyes: Dear Sir - Your friends, in the limited time left them before your departure for the active service for your country, in defending its right and preserving its honor, beg you to accept the slight testimonial of their appreciation of your worth and their friendship contained in the purse herewith tendered you and trust you feel that this form and character may be acceptable. They also tender you their best wishes for your success in the position you occupy, and their earnest hop for your safe return to them. May God bless our country. This regiment passed through Hartford on Sunday, on its way to Washington.
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