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WINDHAM COUNTY NEWSPAPERS : WINDHAM HERALD 1791-1795
667. WH Sat Apr. 6, 1793: Execution of Louis XVI. Paris, January 22. Louis was beheaded yesterday at the Place de Louis XV. At a quarter past ten oclock in the morning. He was conducted thither in the mayors carriage, accompanied by his confessor and two gendarmes. Great silence was preserved during the procession, but when he reached the fatal spot, the noise of drums and trumpets was great. He ascended the scaffold with firmness, made a sign he had something to say; little, however, was heard, on account of the noise, except, I die innocent! I forgive you all! The sentence was instantly executed, and Vive la Nation resounded on all sides. The whole place, and the venues, were filled with troops of the line. A member of the convention who voted for his death was attacked in a coffee house and killed. This, it is feared, is but the beginning of a scene of bloodshed, which will not soon be terminated.
668. WH Sat Apr. 6, 1793: Staunton, February 21. We are informed by a gentleman just arrived from the Salt Works in Kentucky, that on the 17th of January last, the Indians killed three men at the Bear Wallow, on the road from that state to the settlements of Cumberland. We also hear, that a treaty is to be held in the spring, with the hostile tribes of Indiansand that an Indian flag arrived at Fort Jefferson the 10th of January last.
669. WH Sat Apr. 6, 1793: Winchester, March 18. A letter from a correspondent, on whose veracity we can rely, in the territory of the United States, south of the river Ohio, dated 17th ult. states, that every thing wears a gloomy aspect on the Western Frontiers; that about the last of December, the Cherokees sent in peace talkers to Governor Blount, which were only intended to facilitate the commission of further depredations by them, when the guards from our out-posts were withdrawn; that from the 16th to the 26th of January, the Indians killed and wounded 19 persons in Cumberland, among whom was Ewin Shelby, brother to the Governor of Kentucky; that four of the Chickamogga towns, and the upper Creeks, have declared war; that the Creeks had killed a family in the county of George; that the barbarity exercited by them in this massacre, was enough to make human nature shudder, at the bare recital: They butchered them like so many dogs, caught their blood and bowels, threw a young child into it, and then gave the whole to a tame bear to devour; that the Cherokees had killed two Creeks, wounded several, and taken two prisoners; that the Creeks threaten to retaliate, and cut them all off; that the inhabitants of the territory are waiting with impatience for the general government to afford them succor and protection; that treaties with the savages will avail nothing, as, what promises they make to day, they will not hesitate to break to-morrow; that a party of the enemy were known to be on the frontier, at the time of our correspondents writing these particulars, and that he expected every moment to hear of some murders being committed by them.
670. WH Sat Apr. 6, 1793: The Knoxville Gazette says by a gentleman who arrived in town last week from Mero District, we are informed that about the middle of January seven or eight Indians crossed Cumberland River to the north side, near the mouth of Whites Creek (seven miles from Nashville) and there fell in with ____ Gower, whom they fired on and mortally wounded; he notwithstanding made his escape to Hickmans station, where he expired in a few days.
671. WH Sat Apr. 6, 1793: The agricultural society of Massachusetts have offered a premium of Fifty Dollars, to any person who, on or before the 1st of July 1795, shall give a satisfactory natural history of the Canker Worm. The history of this insect will be expected through all its transformations, of what depth in the ground and at what distance from the tree, as well as the time when they cover themselves; at what season they rise from the ground, in the form of a winged insect and grub; on what part of the tree they usually deposit their eggs, as well as at what time their eggs become worms. If more than one satisfactory history of the worm shall be given before July 1795, the first received by the trustees, shall be entitled to the Premium. Also a Premium of one hundred dollars is offered to the person who shall on or before the first day of July 1796, discover an effectual, and the cheapest method of destroying the Canker Worm, and give evidence thereof, to the satisfaction of the Trustees.
672. WH Sat Apr. 6, 1793: To Cover this season, at the stable of James Howard, in Hampton, at Six Dollars the season, the money to be paid down, the beautiful bright bay horse, Light-Infantry, 15 ½ hands high, imported from England; was bred by Richard Gulston, Esq. of Clandon, in Surry; has been noted for running; has run three four-mile races in England, and beat a number of the best horses, and won large sums of money, as I am able to prove; was got by old Eclipse, that covered for 31 guineas a mare the season, his dame by Feather, his grand-dam by Childers, his great-grand-dam was the celebrated Winderington mare, which mare was got by old Partner. April 2, 1793. N.B. Pasture for mares.
673. WH Sat Apr. 6, 1793: Lindseed Oil, of the best quality, to be sold by Ralph Ripley. Windham. April 2, 1793.
674. WH Sat Apr. 13, 1793: Wednesday of last week, a son of Mr. Nehemiah Gates of East-Haddam, about seven years old, was killed by the upsetting of a cart. Altho there was no bruize found on him, he died instantly.
675. WH Sat Apr. 13, 1793: Last Friday a Negro Man named John Hill, fell out of the Groton Ferry boat, as he was letting out a reef in the sail, and was drowned. He was 28 years old, and sustained a good character.
676. WH Sat Apr. 13, 1793: Norwich, April 4. On Tuesday of this week, a Mrs. Chapman of the Landing, who lived in the chamber of a house she improved, with a young could, (supposed to be in a fit) fell in the fire, and was burned to death before assistance could be attained, the incessant cries of the Child alarmed the neighbours, who ran to her apartment but unfortunately too late to afford her any relief, the she expired in the flame.
677. WH Sat Apr. 13, 1793: New Haven, April 4. The sloop Pell, ofthis port, Samuel Barnes, master; which saild from hence for the West Indies on the 7th of January, after being at sea four days, in lat. 37 met a heavy gale, which hove the vessel on her beam ends, when the mate, Mr. Richard Hood, jun. (son of Mr. Richard hood of this city) was washed overboard and drowned. One of the seamen went over at the same time, but by getting hold of the tiller rope was saved. The vessel was down several minutes, and lost a small cable and caboose. She had no stock on deck, and has arrived at Martinico.
678. WH Sat Apr. 13, 1793: Windham, April 13. Monday
last being freemens meeting, the following gentlemen were chosen
to represent the towns prefixed to their names in the General Assembly
to be holden at Hartford in May next.
679. WH Sat Apr. 13, 1793: Died.
680. WH Sat Apr. 13, 1793: To the candid Enquirer. We would inform that the Federal Society, in Canterbury, after according to a warning in a late paper; the meeting was opened by a short to pertinent prayer by the chairman, suitable to the occasion; the house was then divided by lot, and the question debated; and after a lengthy debate, the meeting was adjourned met according to adjournment, and after a long and candid hearing by the Society at large, the chairman gave judgment, that the doctrine of universal salvation was proved from scripture, by the arguments exhibited after which they adjourned without day [mean delay?]. Test Roswell Parish, Clerk of said meeting.
681. WH Sat Apr. 13, 1793: The hon. court Probate, for the district of Pomfret, having allowed six months from the date herof, to the creditors of the estate of Mr. Beachum Goodell, late of Pomfret, deceased, to bring in their claims properly attested: those who neglect to make their demands within said time, will be legally barred a recovery. Daniel Goodell, Exr. April 2d, 1793.
682. WH Sat Apr. 13, 1793: Strayed or stolen from the subscriber, on the 9th inst. a sorrel horse, with a white face, one white eye, a natural trotter, shod all round, four white feet. Whoever will take up said Horse, if strayed, and return him to the subscriber, shall have a generous reward, and necessary charges paid; and if stolen, shall have fourteen dollars reward for the Horse and thief; and necessary charges paid, Ebenezer Bishop. N.B. Said Horse had a saddle on him, when taken. Woodstock, April 11, 1793.
683. WH Sat Apr. 13, 1793: The Shoe-Makers and Tanners in the county of Windham, are notified that a meeting will be held at Lieut. John Jeffords in Brooklyn, on the 9th of May next, for the purpose of adopting uniform regulations throughout the county, as far as it respects said professions.
684. WH Sat Apr. 13, 1793: Wanted, a stout hearty Lad, from 14 to 16 years of age, as an apprentice to the black-smith business. Levi Stevens. Canterbury, April 6, 1793.
685. WH Sat Apr. 13, 1793: Will cover the ensuing season, at the stable of Pelatiah Kimball, in Windham, Scotland Society, the Young Granby, at six shillings the single leap, twelve shillings the season, and twenty shillings to ensure a foal: Said Horse is four years old, of a dark bay color, and of a good breed, the Old Ranger was his grandsire, of the true Arabian breed. April 8th, 1793. N.B. Good pasture for Mares.
686. WH Sat Apr. 13, 1793: The subscriber has a large and very like Jack-Ass, that he has kept at his own stable for covering, for four seasons past, which he would dispose of, if applied for soon, on good terms. Also a very like Jill, may be bought at the same place, if wanted. Timothy Lester. Plainfield, April 8th, 1793.
687. WH Sat Apr. 13, 1793: To be Sold, a Mill-Stone suitable for a Runner. Enquire of the Printer.
688. WH Sat Apr. 13, 1793: The inhabitants of the town of Windham, are notified, that I shall attend upon the sealing of Weights and Measures, on the 29th April inst. at my dwelling-house. Jacob Robinson (sealer of weights and measures.) Windham, April 8th, 1793.
689. WH Sat Apr. 13, 1793: From the Knoxville Gazette
of Jan. 30.
690. WH Sat Apr. 20, 1793: In the Virginia Centinel of the first inst. is published a list of murders and depredations lately committed by the savages in Mero district, from the 18th to the 26th January last, eleven killed and seven wounded and a considerable number of horses stolen.
691. WH Sat Apr. 20, 1793: By accounts just received from George, it appears that a body of Indians from Florida had crossed the line, and committed depredations and murders in that state. Two stores have been plundered by them of property to a considerable amount, and the store-keepers and other persons murdered. The Indians were pursued, but escaped to Florida with their plunder.
692. WH Sat Apr. 20, 1793: Hartford, April 15. We hear from Colebrook, that the Wives of Mr. Seth Granger and Mr. Brinney Waggoner, were, the week past delivered of three Children each (two boys and a girl each) who are all likely to live.
693. WH Sat Apr. 20, 1793: Died.
694. WH Sat Apr. 20, 1793: Will Cover the present season that beautiful, noted & most extraordinary full-blooded English horse, Liberty; he is of a darkish shining colour, with a black mane and tail, fifteen and half hands high, eight years old, esteemed by the best judges of a horse to be the most compleat one in America, as to beauty, strength and activity, and is without a fault. He is allowed to be the swiftest horse in the state of New Jersey and New-York, and believed to be the swiftest in America. Liberty, altho exceedingly good natured, is one of the highest spirited horses in the world, and very sure for colts. He is the most noted sire in the state of New York, and New Jersey, some of his colts in each state have sold for more than one hundred pounds, lawful money, at three years old; they are allowed to be the most fleet, most beautiful and active saddle horses in the state of New York and New Jersey, where the horse was owned almost five years. The grand-sire of the Liberty, won in England one thousand guineas at a race, and the sire of the Liberty carried 1000 dollars in America, at a race. The Eagle, the dam of Liberty, was an imported English mare, a matchless racer, and was never known to be beat. In order to accommodate any gentlemen who may wish for some of the most valuable foals in the world, the subscriber will be with the Liberty at the following places thro the season, viz. at Capt. David Dorrances, in Scotland, on Tuesday the 23d day of April, at ten oclock forenoon, there to continue four hours; from thence to Mr. Abel Clarks in Windham, and there to continue till the Saturday morning following; from thence to the subscribers stable in Plainfield, where he will continue till Tuesday the 7th day of May, when he will again be at Capt. Dorrances, continuing the same route, ad the same days and distances of time, the season through. The price of a single leap, will be twenty shillings, and thirty-two shillings for the season, the money to be paid in hand. Good pasturing for mares, and constant attendance will be given, by the publics zealous friend, Benjamin Clark. Plainfield, April 18, 1793.
695. WH Sat Apr. 20, 1793: Strayed from the subscriber on the 3d day of April inst. a two year old Mare Colt, and a Horse Colt of one year old; they are both natural trotters; their colour is partly between a bay and a chestnut, and the yearling colt has a white spot in his forehead; the two year old has her mane lying on the near side; neither of said colts have been docked. Whoever will return said colts, or give information so that the subscriber may have them again, shall be handsomely rewarded, and all necessary charges paid, by Ruben Marcy. Ashford, April 15, 1793.
696. WH Sat Apr. 20, 1793: Too be sold at Public Vendue, at the dwelling-house of the subscriber, on Tuesday the 7th day of May next, at 1 oclock P.M. to the highest bidder, so much of the real estate of Mr. Lot Dimmick, late of Mansfield, deceased, as will raise the sum of sixty-one pound eight shillings and sixpence lawful money, with incident charges of sale, unless sooner disposed of at private sale. By order of the hon. court of probate. Jona. Dimmick, Admr. Mansfield, April 15, 1793.
697. WH Sat Apr. 20, 1793: The subscriber being necessiated to raise a large sum of money, hereby notifies the public, that he shall open a Public Auction at Capt. Sabins tavern, in Pomfret, on the 25th Inst. at nine oclock, A.M. and continue through the day. At which place will be sold to the highest bidder, a great variety of English Goods, to the value of Six Hundred pounds, lawful money, if purchasers appear; said Auction is also to be opened at Mr. Joshua Raymonds on the 29th, at the above time of day, and continued till the whole of said Goods are sold. James Raymond. Canterbury, April 15, 1973.
698. WH Sat Apr. 20, 1793: To be sold, A Farm, containing about 50 acres of Land, is well wooded and watered, and in good proportion for mowing, plowing, and pasturing, with a small wood lot adjoining; the whole situated about three miles North of the court-house in Windham. For further particulars, inquire of David Johnson, or David Johnson, jun. living on the premises. Windham, April 14, 1793.
699. WH Sat Apr. 27, 1793: Winchester, April 1. Capt. Caffray, in opening a salt lick, on Cumberland, last summer, found many of the same kind of big bones that have been found in Kentucky: and among others of an extraordinary size, is a tooth (a grinder) which as been brought to Knoxville. It weighs four pounds and a half, and measures nine inches in length, seven and a quarter from the top, to the root, and three and three eighths in width. This lick is in latitude 36 degrees; upwards of forty miles south of any place where such bones have formerly been discovered.
700. WH Sat Apr. 27, 1793: Wanted, a Journeyman, at the Blacksmiths business, one who is a good workman, to whom generous wages will be given. Asa Knowlen. Canterbury, April 26, 1793.
701. WH Sat Apr. 27, 1793: All persons who have accounts open with the subscribers, for dressing Cloth, are desired to call and settle them soon, as I talk much of moving to Litchfield. Joab Cushman, Clothier. Mansfield, April 22, 1793.
702. WH Sat Apr. 27, 1793: Soal-Leather, & Upper-Leather, to be sold by Badger & Webb. Windham, April 26, 1793.
703. WH Sat Apr. 27, 1793: Whereas Mehitable, my wife, hath for a number of years past, refused to do her duty in my family, and has been disobedient to my lawful commands, and there being great danger of her running me in debt to my great damage; these are therefore to forbid all persons assisting her on my account, as I will not pay any debt of her contracting, from the date thereof. John Dunham. Mansfield, April 25, 1793.
704. WH Sat Apr. 27, 1793: Hunter, Will Cover this season at the stable of the subscriber for Twelve shillings the season or Eight shillings the single leap. He was bred in Virginia, is of the English breed, and covered two seasons in the state of New York, where he proved himself a good sire, and remarkable sure for colts. He is full fifteen hands high, well proportioned; high spirits and lofty carriage. The subscriber cannot with propriety say that his horse is without a fault; but can assure the public that some of his colts have been sold for more than five hundred dollars. Good pasture for mares, and constant attendance given, by the publics servant. Benjamin Brewster. Windham, April 25, 1793. N.B. The above subscriber keeps the same Jack for covering he has had for two seasons past.
705. WH Sat Apr. 27, 1793: Will Cover this season at the stable of Elisha Branch in Mansfield, North Society, at Two Dollars the season, for the pay in hand; if not paid down, Two and half Dollars the season, the elegant bright bay horse Highflyer, about 15 and a half hands high, six years old next June. He is a Horse of great courage, lofty carriage, and an excellent traveller. His colts are large and likely. He was bred by a Mr. Collins, in the state of Rhode Island; his sire was the beautiful English horse called the Knowles horse; his dam a favorite well-bred mare called the Collins mare; his grand-dam a very beautiful English mare called the Jenny. Also, will cover at the same stable, the famous Jack, Barbary, at ten shillings the season, one dollar the single leap, eighteen shillings to ensure a foal, or will give four pounds per head for the Mules, to be delivered at four months old, and male no charge for the service of the Jack. The above Jack I have owned four seasons past and he has proved remarkably sure for foals, and there are very large and likely. Elisha Branch. Mansfield, 23d April, 1793.
706. WH Sat Apr. 27, 1793: To cover this season at the stable of Zacheus Waldo, in Scotland, for Cash in hand (excepting insurances) at one dollar a leap, two dollars the season, and twenty shillings to ensure a foal, the Horse Bashaw, kept the last season by Mr. Cloud in Canterbury, sired by the Gordon horse (since owned by Mr. Jackson.) He is five years old, 15 hands high, of a good bay colour, and an excellent ____ horse. The Phenix, will cover at the same stable at nine shillings a leap, three dollars the season, and six dollars to ensure a foal. He is three years old, about 15 and half hands high, was sired by the English horse Recovery, and came out of an Arabian mare, sired by the old Ranger; consequently, the Phenix must be of as good blood as any horse on the continent. Strict attendance will be paid by Ozias Waldo. Scotland, April 26, 1793.
707. WH Sat Apr. 27, 1793: The hon. court of probate, for the district of Windham having allowing six months from the date hereof, to the creditors of the estate of Mr. John Martin, late of Mansfield, deceased, to bring in their claims properly attested; those who neglect to make their demands within said time, will be legally barred a recovery. Ebenezer Martin,Admr, Mansfield, April 15, 1793.
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