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32. WH Sat Apr. 2, 1791: Winchester, February 23. A gentleman lately arrived from the westward informs, that Mr. Alexander Dromgole, a trader in the Cherokee nation of Indians, has lately been put to death by the savages. The above person was a native of this town; his wife and a numerous family of children still reside there.

33. WH Sat Apr. 2, 1791: Married, at Lebanon, Col. Nathaniel Brown, to Miss Lydia Buckingham.

34. WH Sat Apr. 2, 1791: All persons having claims against the estate of Samuel Ashley, late of Hampton, deceased, represented insolvent, are to exhibit them to us the subscribers, appointed commissioners by the hon. court of probate, for the district of Windham, to examine them. Six months from the 26th inst. is allowed to exhibit their claims. Those who neglect, will be debarred a recovery. We will attend on said business on the second Mondays of May and June next, at the house of Abner Ashley, in Hampton, at 1 o'clock P.M. on each of said days. Jacob Preston, Benjamin Durkee, Comm’rs. March 30, 1791.

35. WH Sat Apr. 9, 1791: Springfield, March 30. The Whooping Cough is now very rife in this and a number of the adjacent towns. In Ludlow, week before last, Mr. Gideon Bebee’s family was visited by this disorder in such a manner, as to deprive him of four of his children in the course of two days—three of whom died on Friday morning, and the other, on the following Saturday.

36. WH Sat Apr. 9, 1791: Married at Lisbon, Mr. Frederick Perkins, to Miss Sally Kinsman.

37. WH Sat Apr. 9, 1791: Died, at Mansfield, on Friday 1st inst, Mrs. Elizabeth Jacobs, aged 45, the worthy consort of Capt. Samuel Jacobs, of that place, and on Sunday following was decently interred; when a suitable discourse was delivered by the Rev. Samuel Perkins, to a large audience, from Gen. 5.5. “And he died.” The ceremony was performed with that solemnity and decency becoming the character of Christians assembled on so solemn an occasion.

38. WH Sat Apr. 9, 1791: To be Sold, about sixty acres of land, in two lots; one of which is of the first quality, containing about 14 acres, with a house and barn, mowing, plowing, pasturing, an orchard and a small grove; pleasantly situated in Windham, in sight of the town, about a mile distant, on the road to Coventry.—The other Lot lies about half a mile further northward, containing 8 acres of mowing, 17 of plowing, and 20 of wild. All of which is well watered, mostly fenced with stone wall, and is under good improvement.—The terms of payment will be made very easy.—For further particulars, enquire of Azariah Balcom, living on the premises. April 8, 1791.

39. WH Sat Apr. 9, 1791: To Cover, the ensuing season, at the stable of Benjamin Brewster, a large likely Jack, one that has proved remarkable sure for foals, at six shillings a single leap, ten shillings the season, or twenty shillings to venture. Those mules that are likely, and in good order, will be contracted for at four pounds, ten shillings per head, at four months old; those of smaller size at four pounds, and the jacking gratis.
The Marquis, a beautiful dapple-grey horse, will cover at the same stable, at five shillings the single leap, eight shillings the season, or sixteen shillings to ensure a foal.
Good pasture for mares, and the greatest attention paid. Windham, April 7, 1791.

40. WH Sat Apr. 16, 1791: Philadelphia, April 8. Extract of a letter from a gentleman residing near Pittsburgh, to the Editor, dated March 29, 1791. “The Indians to their late depredations in the settlement at the Mulkingum, and that situated at a mile’s distance from the mouth of Buffaloe Creek, have lately added the murder of two men on the Alleghany, a few miles from Puttsburgh, and also the butchery of 13 persons and the captivity of a number besides, all on the Alleghany. This last attack has struck a dread and caused general alarm in the settlement, that was rapidly increasing on the river I have mentioned. Every inhabitant of those parts on the news of these enormities has though of nothing else than to escape from the cruelty of the savages, and with their families have universally abandoned their farms, and fled for safety to the Monongahela.”

41. WH Sat Apr. 16, 1791: New-Haven, April 6. Yesterday, died in this city, of a lingering illness, Dr. Ebenezer Beardsley, aged 45 years.

42. WH Sat Apr. 16, 1791: New-London. The last public paper which that venerable patriot, and friend to mankind, the late Dr. Franklin signed, was a memorial to Congress for the emancipation of slaves. This paper he signed as a member and principal officer of the incorporated society of Pennsylvania, for promoting the gradual abolition of slavery, etc. He often spoke of this his last public act with the greatest pleasure.

43. WH Sat Apr. 16, 1791: On the continent of America there are supposed to be, by persons best informed, three indians to one white man.

44. WH Sat Apr. 16, 1791: Windham, April 16. Monday last being a freeman’s meeting, the following gentlemen were made choice of to represent the towns prefixed to their names in the General Assembly in May next.
For Windham, Ebenezer Deviton, Esq., Jabez Clark, Esq.
Mansfield, Constant Southworth, Esq., Mr. Nath’l Atwood.
Lebanon, Elkanah Tisdale, Esq., Asahel Clark, Esq.
Hampton, Mr. Jonathan Kingsbury.
Pomfret, Col. Thomas Grosvenor, Samuel Craft, Esq.
New London, Marvin Wait, Esq., Amasa Learned, Esq.
Norwich, Hon. Benjamin Huntington, Elisha Hyde, Esq.
Franklin, Mr. Nathan Lord.
Lisbon, John Perkins, Esq.
Hebron, Sylvester Gilbert, Esq, Mr. Joel Jones, jun.

45. WH Sat Apr. 16, 1791: There was lately, at the Rev. James Noyes’s in Wallingford, in the county of New Haven, what the females, denominate a Spinning-Spell, when the company presented Mrs. Noyes with three hundred and fifty-two runs of well spun linen yarn.

46. WH Sat Apr. 23, 1791: Carlisle, March 30. Last week passed through this town a gentleman who left Muskingum a fortnight ago, who says, that the indians are very troublesome, and repeatedly kill some of the inhabitants. The morning previous to his departure came in a person who escaped the savage hand, after receiving four different wounds; this person was in company with another, who was killed, he was three days from the time he received his wounds until his arrival at Marietta, during which he swam several waters, and was without food or any kind of nourishment. He further says, that the inhabitants were all garrisoned when he left it; and unless a speedy succour from government, the consequences will be dreadful.

47. WH Sat. Apr. 23, 1791: Philadelphia, April 13. Extract of a letter from Greensburgh, Westmoreland County, dated April 1. “On the 22 March, a party of Indians came to the Alleghany river opposite to Owen’s Island, where there was a few families settled, there were five Indians came into the house of one Cutright, and asked for victuals, which was immediately given them; and as soon as they were done eating, one of the Indians (called Capt. Ballet) told Cutright he must give him his gun, the other refused, and immediately he drew his tomahawk and killed Cutright; then Cutright’s son struck the Indian with an axe and killed him; immediately another Indian struck young Cutright, and the three fell together; and it is said by a number of women and children, who made their escape, that there were two Indians killed and fourteen made their escape; several of whom have made oath that these savages were Senekees. This affair caused the greatest uneasiness on all the frontiers, and the people assembled in bodies. The next day a number of men along the river turned out volunteers; and I believe the people are mostly gone home. Col. Campbell has ordered out 150 of the militia, but they are exceeding ill off for arms and ammunition.”

48. WH Sat Apr. 23, 1791: Albany, April 4. We are informed from good authority, that Arthur Noble, Esq. has already commenced distilling the Maple Sap and Juice of the Birch, at the sugar house of the Hon. William Cooper, Esq. in Cooperstown, and has produced a spirit equal in strength, and superior in flavor to any heretofore distilled from Molasses or Sugar, in the United States. A sugar tree yields about two quarts of strong spirit – but the quantity the birch will give is not yet known, tho’ it is ascertained it will yield a spirit.

49. WH Sat Apr. 23, 1791: Providence, April 16. At the Superior Court in South-Kingston, last week, Thomas Mount, and ----- Williams, were tried for Burglary, in breaking open a Shop contiguous to the Dwelling-House of Joseph Potter, of Westerly, last December, and taking from then a Quantity of Goods—-found guilty, and received Sentence of Death, to be executed on the 27th of May next.

50. WH Sat Apr. 23, 1791: Providence, April 16. Stanton Campbell, and Caleb Church, who were convicted of cheating by forged Orders, received Sentence of Cropping and Branding, and were fined 35 [English pounds] each. The Sentence of the former was executed last Monday; that of the latter was postponed till after the Sitting of the ensuing Federal Court, which occasions Conjectures of more serious Charges then to be brought against him.

51. WH Sat Apr. 23, 1791: New London, April 21. Deaths in this city – Mrs. Lucy Wolcott, consort of Doct. Simon Wolcott, aged 39 years.
Mr. Daniel Truman, aged 74 years.
At Durham, the Hon. Elihu Chauncey, Esq. aged 81 years,

52. WH Sat Apr. 23, 1791: Windham, April 23. Last Wednesday the Rev. Abel Flint, was ordained to the pastoral care of the second church in Hartford. The exercises of the day were introduced by an anthem from the 2d chap. Luke. The Rev. Mr. Strong, of Hartford, made the introductory prayer. The Rev. Dr. Hitchcock, of Providence, preached from I Corin. Iii. 22. Whether Paul, or Apellos, or Cephas; all are yours. The Rev. Dr. Goodrich, of Durham, made the consecrating prayer, and gave the charge. The Rev. Nathan Perkins, of Hartford, gave the right-hand of fellowship. The Rev. David Macclure, of East-Windsor, made the concluding prayer. The exercises of the day were then concluded by singing a hymn composed for the occasion. The weather being fine, there was a large concourse of people, who attended with a seriousness becoming the solemn occasion.

53. WH Sat Apr. 23, 1791: Died, Mr. Amos Mouton, aged 27 years.

54. WH Sat Apr. 23, 1791: Indian Warrant. During the early settlements in this country, a native was appointed a Justice of the Peace. The following is a copy of a warrant he gave for apprehending a delinquent. For conciseness and energy, no modern precedents are a match for it. “Me High Howder—Yu Constable, yu Deputy, best way you look um Jeremiah Wicket, strong yu take um, fast yu hold um, quick yu bring um before me, Captain Howder.”

55. WH Sat Apr. 30, 1791: New-Haven, April 20. Three very singular deaths have happened in this city within a few days.
The first, a daughter of Mr. E. Lines, 9 years old, appeared to have a small eruption between the shoulders, like a ringworm, and soon became inflamed under one arm, with an incessant vomiting, and expired next day.
The second, a son of Mr. Joseph Peck, in its fourth year. On Saturday morning it appeared a little unwell and vomited soon after it was up; ate little or no breakfast, about nine o’clock fell into a lethargic State in which it continued till 4 p.m. when it seemed a little to revive, and gave Hopes of a Recovery until 11 or 12 o’clock in the night, when it appear’d a little convulsed, and about 1 o’clock in the morning it expired.
The third a Daughter of Mr. Daniel Ford, about 10 years old, on Sunday the 10th inst. had a small eruption on the end of her hose, her face was soon greatly inflamed with intense pain; and extreme pains suddenly attacked her in various parts of her body until Thursday, when she was seized with a delirium which continued till death closed the scene.

56. WH Sat Apr. 30, 1791: Middletown, April 23. A most shocking murder was late committed at Guilford, by Solomon Foster, and his wife – an infant child of their’s was either buried alive or previously killed, and then buried in the night. Foster is confined in goal for trial.

57. WH Sat Apr. 30, 1791: The Federal city on the Potowmac, will include above 4500 acres of land. The proprietors give their lands, on the condition of receiving, after the town is laid off, one half of the lots so laid off; and the President has the sale of the other half, for the use of the public, which will, it is said produce the sum of three hundred thousand pounds. The spot for the public buildings is not yet fixed on.

58. WH Sat Apr. 30, 1791: Tanned Sheep-skins, suitable for book-binding, watned at the Printing-Office.

59. WH Sat Apr. 30, 1791: Fresh Goods. Timothy Warren has just received a good assortment of fashionable Spring Goods.. Among which is a variety of Chintzes and Calicoes, Linens, plain and figur’d Muslins and Muslin Handkerchiefs, Cambricks and Lawns, Gauzes, Lenaw, Lutestrings, Modes, Persians and Sarcenets, strip’d and plain Nankeens, Vest Patterns, fashionable Cotton Hose, Shawls, Leghorn Hats, &c. Also, Good W.I. Rum, Wines, Brancy and Geneva, Loaf and Brown Sugars, Raisins, Hyson, Souchong and Bohea Teas of good quality, Nutmegs, Cassia, Pepper, Alspice, Ginger, Pipes, York Biscuit, Rice, Cotton Wool, &c. with a variety of articles, too tedious for a newspaper advertisement; which are to be sold on as low terms for cash, as can be purchased in this state. Wanted, a quantity of brown Tow-Cloth, for which payment will be made in Goods, at the lowest cash price. Windham, April 29, 1791.

60. WH Sat Apr. 30, 1791: Taintor & Isham, have just received from New-York, a fresh supply of goods, consisting of almost every article suitable for the season, among which are corded striped, check’d and plain Muslins and [unreadable], Muslin and Lawn Hankerchiefs, Muslin Cravatts, plain Lawns, Nankeens, Men’s Patent Stockings, Ladies black silk Gloves and Mitts, Sarcenets, black Laces and Edgings, Furniture Calicoes, Calicoes & Chintzes, Broadcloths, Sultians, Jeans, Sattinetts, Valencia, Gentlemen’s high crown’d Hats, Whale-bone, refined and bloomered Iron, Cotton Wool, Nutmegs, Cinnamon, Loaf Sugar, Wine &c. &c. The above articles will be sold at a very small advance for Cash. Wanted, a quantity of Tow-Cloth. Cash paid for Old Copper and Brass. Windham, April 29, 1791.

61. WH Sat Apr. 30, 1791: Lieutenant Hartshorn, informs his fellow soldiers and others, who may wish to enlist, that he has commenced recruiting in the state of Connecticut, where a generous bounty and other encouragements will be given. Young men who wish to become adventurers in a new country, by joining the rendezvous at Middletown, in the state of Connecticut, or at my quarters in Franklin, may acquire a knowledge of the western world, subject to no expense, and after serving a short period, set down on their own farms, and enjoy all the blessings of peace and plenty. Asa Hartshorn. Franklin, 29th April, 1791.

62. WH Sat Apr. 30, 1791: Will Cover, this season, at the stable of Abel Clark, in Windham, that noted large Jack, which was formerly owned by Mr. Rob’t Kinsman, of Plainfield. He will be at Mr. Benjamin Hutchins, in Mansfield, the Wednesday before election; the next day he will be at Mr. Joshua Prior’s, in the south part of Mansfield, where he will continue two days, from thence he will return to the stable as above. [unreadable line] The above Jack is the most noted of any Jack in the state, he is eleven hands two inches high, and otherwise in proportion, and is remarkably sure for foals. Those who wish to [unreadable] their mares to this Jack, will meet with the [straightest?] attention, and best of [unreadable]. Also, will cover at the same stable, a Naraganset three-year old Horse. Windham, April 29, 1791.

63. WH Sat Apr. 30, 1791: Extracts from Ancient Records. Two Statutes of New-Jersey.
“Concerning that beastly vice drunkeness, it is hereby enacted, that if any person be found to be drunk, he shall pay one shilling fine for the first offence, two shillings for the second, and for the third time, and for every time after, two shillings and six pence, and such as have nothing to pay, shall suffer corporal punishment, and for those that are unruly and disturbers of the peace, they shall be put into the stocks until they are sober, or during the pleasure of the officer in chief of the place where he is drunk.” Collection Grants, &c. page _2 [looks like 72]
“If any man shall absent himself, or run out of this province, with another man’s wife (without her husband’s consent) and returning hither, he and she so offending and being lawfully convicted thereof, shall each of them receive ten lashes upon their bare backs.”

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