466. WH Sat Apr 4 1795: Hartford, March 30. In the
evening of the 2d instant two men were drowned in attempting to cross
Connecticut river, a little above Bellows falls. From some
writings that were found at the house where they had lived, its
supposed their names were John Lemon, and Joel Mitchel, and that
they belonged to Farmington in this state.
467. WH Sat Apr 4, 1795: New-Hartford, March 18, 1795.
The night past the dwelling-house of Mr. John Spencer of this town
was consumed by fire, together with all its contents, stores of provision, &c.
His son, about 18 years of age, whom he looked upon as the chief
support of his
declining years; his daughter, of about 16 years of age; and Theodosia
Cleveland, daughter of Mr. Ezra Cleaveland of Bristol, of about 15 years
of age, who that night occasionally lodged at Mr. Spencers house,
all perished in the flames. His wife in attempting to relieve her children
was much burned, but it is thought is in a fair way of recovery. A lad
of about 13 years old who lodged in the same bed with the young man that
suffered, providentially escaped unhurt. A solemn call to the benevolent
for their sympathy and assistance!
468. WH Sat Apr 4, 1795: Windham, April 4, 1795. Married.
At Hartford, Dr. Dwell Morgan, to Mrs. Elizabeth Phelps.
At Windsor, the Rev. Henry A. Rowland, to Miss Betsey Newberry. Dr. Jason
Jerome, to Miss Wealthan Bissell, daughter of Hezekiah Bissell, Esq.
469. WH Sat Apr 4, 1795: List of Letters remaining
in the Post Office, Windham, March 31, 1795. Abner Camel, Joseph
Crass, Samuel Dorrance, Stephen Miner, 2, William McFall, Ichabod
Ward, Windham. Elisha Branch, Edmond Freeman, Dr. Jonathan Fuller,
Benjamin Hanks, Mansfield. Samuel Crafts, Abington. Ripley and Stanley,
Coventry. Eliezer Denison, Franklin.
470. WH Sat Apr 4, 1795: The Inhabitants of the town
of Windham, legal voters in freemens meeting are hereby warned
to meet at the courthouse in said Windham, on Monday the 13th day
of April next, at 10 oclock in the forenoon, then and there
to choose two representatives to represent this town in the general
assembly, to be held at Hartford in May next; and also to give in
their votes for a governor, deputy governor and twelve assistants,
a secretary and treasurer, for the year ensuing. And also to give
their votes for one representative for this State in the Congress
of the United States, in the room of Jonathan Trumbull, Esq. who
is appointed a member of the Senate. Joshua Maxwell, Ebenezer Waldo,
Constables. Windham, March 31, 1795.
471. WH Sat Apr 4, 1795: To be Sold, Thirty-five acres
of excellent land, with a convenient Dwelling house, Barn, and Blacksmiths
Shop, and a good well of water, and a thrifty young orchard, cuts
ten tons of the best of English hay yearly; said farm lies a mile
and half from Tolland court-house, on a large road, and is an excellent
seat for a mechanic, (such as a black-smith) one is very much wanted
in the place; possession given in May next. For terms, apply to the
subscriber on the premises. Nathaniel Goodsped. Tolland, April 1,
472. WH Sat Apr 4, 1795: These are to warn all persons
that have any demands on the estate of Mr. Daniel Butler, late of
Mansfield, deceased, to bring in their claims to the administrators,
as upon their neglect, they will be foreclosed to five months from
this date, by order of the court of probate. Attendance will be given
on every Monday in each month, at the house of the deceased. Hannah
Butler, William Martin,
jun., Admrs. Hampton, April 1, 1795
473. WH Sat Apr 4, 1795: The subscriber informs the
public that he has lately set up the clothing business in Lebanon,
near Mr. Sternss
gristmill, where he carries it on in its various branches; he also proposes
to dye linen yarn blue, the ensuing season. Those who employ
him, may depend on their work being done with neatness and dispatch.
Simon Williams, jun., Lebanon, April 2, 1795.
474. WH Sat Apr 11, 1795: Worcester, April 1. Extract
of a letter from a gentleman at Bellepre, to the proprietor of this
paper, dated February 24, 1795. I am surprised to hear that
people your way talk of peace with the Indians. We see but little
prospect of it here. By a letter, received here a few days since,
we are informed that the Indians are very thick, not a great way
down the river; and we have already begun to feel the unhappy effects
of their being among us. Mr. Jonas Davis, a person universally esteemed
and beloved, a relation of Major Goodale, who was taken by the Indians
about two years since, formerly of Rutland, and who came on with
General Putnam, left Capt. Stones stockade, last Saturday morning,
and went up the Ohio about three miles, to get some boards from a
boat that lay at the margin of a river. It appears that he had been
at work but a few minutes, before he was shot through the body, and
scalped, by the Indians. This, Sir, you must suppose, has given us
great alarm, and causes us to keep much together to defend ourselves,
as we have no troops allowed for our defense.
475. WH Sat Apr 11, 1795: Windham, April 11, 1795.
Mr. Joseph Kirtland, of Paris, State of New-York, Attorney at Law, to
Miss Sally Backus, of this town.
Mr. Bela Frink, to Miss Lydia Robinson.
At Lebanon, Mr. Amhurst Wills, of this town, to Miss Hannah Snow.
476. WH Sat Apr 11, 1795: Windham, April 11, 1795:
Died. At Peacham, (Vermont) on the 16th of March, the Hon. John Chandler
Esq. one of the Council of this State, aged 59 years.
At Windsor, the 25th March, Dr. Alexander Wolcott, aged 83 years.
At Mansfield, Mr. John Swift, aged 76 years.
477. WH Sat Apr 11, 1795: The creditors to the estate
of Mr. Nathaniel Flint, late of Hampton, deceased, are hereby notified,
that the hon.
court of probate, for the district of Windham, hath limited the term
of six months from the 7th of April inst. for them to exhibit their claims
against said estate to the subscribers. All those who neglect, will be
debarred of a recovery. Mary Flint, Benjamin Flint, Exrs. Hampton,
April 8th, 1795.
478. WH Sat Apr 11, 1795: To be sold at Vendue, by
order of the hon. court of probate, for the district of Norwich,
that part of the real
estate of Dr. Samuel H. Barker, deceased, lying in Lebanon, (Crank Society)
near the meeting-house, consisting of a dwelling-house and
barn, and about fifty-four acres of land; a part of which is under the
incumbrance of widows dower. Said sale will be attended on the
premises, on the 7th day of May next, at one oclock in the afternoon,
unless the same is disposed of at private sale before said time, which
the subscriber is authorized to do by said order. The terms may be known
by applying to Hez. Hartshorn, living at said Lebanon Crank, or of the
subscriber living in Franklin. Silas Hartshorn, Admr. Franklin,
April 9, 1795.
479. WH Sat Apr 11, 1795: Fruit Trees. For sale, a
large number of excellent engrafted apple-trees, of the choicest
selection of fruit, now
ready to transplant. Said trees were reared after the most approved English
method of rearing trees, by the subscriber in Brooklyn, near the
premises. Israel Putnam, jun. March 28, 1795.
480. WH Sat Apr 11, 1795: Ran away from the subscriber
in Pomfret, the 24th of March last, an apprentice boy named James
Staples, about 17 years of age, light complection, short and something
thick set; had on when he went away, a crow coloured coat and waistcoat,
coloured overalls. All persons are forbid harbouring said boy, and whoever
will take up said apprentice, and return him to his master
again, shall have six pence reward, paid by me, said master. Noah Adams.
481. WH Sat Apr 18, 1795: Philadelphia, April 6. Dispatches
from Gen. Wayne, dated the 12th of February, and which arrived last
inform that the famous Shawanoes Chief, called Blue Jacket, with a number
of Chiefs and warriors belonging to the Shawanoes and Delawares, arrived
at Head-Quarters the 7th of that month, bearing a flag and suing for
peace. These Chiefs, like those of the other hostile nations, who presented
themselves in the preceeding month, manifested their strong desire to
put an end to the warm, and signed an article agreeing to assemble, with
all the other Chiefs of their nations, at Grenville (General Waynes
quarters) in June next, to conclude a general peace; and in the mean
time, to cease from all acts of hostility. The request of an old Delaware
Chief, indicated the distress of his nation, while it manifested the
sincerity of his professions ;at the close of his speech to Gen. Wayne,
he said: I have now only to request of you to point out
a place upon which you will permit us to plant this ensuing spring. I
will immediately remove my warriors, my women and children to it, and
place them under your protection.
482. WH Sat Apr 18, 1795: Windham, April 18, 1795.
Thursday evening, between 6 and 7 oclock, we had a very severe
storm of thunder,
accompanied with heavy rain. During the storm, the lightning struck the
cupola of the court-house, which it damaged considerably; from thence
it ran down the west side of the building, and in its progress shivered
a window-frame, through which it entered the court room near the fireplace,
and from thence led down into the printing-office, but providentially
did little injury.
483. WH Sat Apr 18, 1795: The following gentlemen were
chosen on Monday last to represent the towns prefixed to their names,
in the General Assembly of this state, in May next.
Windham, Messrs. Timothy Larrabee, Shubael Abbe.
Lebanon, Messrs. A. Clark, Daniel Tilden.
Mansfield, Messrs. Daniel Crocker, Fred. Freeman.
Canterbury, Messrs. Moses Cleaveland, Elisha Payne.
Pomfret, Messrs. Ebenr Kingsbury, Lemuel Ingols.
Brooklyn, Mr. Lemuel Eldredge.
Ashford, Messrs. Thos Huntington, Eseck Saunders.
Willington, Messrs. John Johnson, Elisha Johnson.
New-London, Messrs. Marvin Wait, George Williams.
Norwich, Messrs. Elisha Hyde, Asa Spalding.
Saybrook, Messrs. William Hart, Jonathan Lay.
Stonington, Messrs. Latham Hull, Sanford Billings.
Lyme, Messrs. Israel Reeve, Ezra Wait.
Preston, Messrs. Isaac Avery, Elias Brown.
Groton, Messrs. Thomas Avery, Benadam Gallup, jun.
Montville, Mr. Matthew Turner.
Hebron, Messrs. Sylvester Gilbert, Elijah House.
Franklin, Mr. Silas Hartshorn.
Bolton, Messrs. Samuel Carver, Saul Alvord.
North Haven, Mr. Joseph Pierpont.
East Haddam, Messrs. Ep. Champion, ____ Spencer.
New Haven, Messrs. David Dagget, Elizur Goodrich.
Hartford, Messrs. Jereh Wadsworth, Wm. Mosely.
Colcheser, Messrs. Henry Champion, jun. J.R. Watrous.
484. WH Sat Apr 18, 1795: Windham, April 18, 1795.
Died At Hampton, the 8th inst. Miss Priscilar Sparks, daughter of
Mr. Lemuel Sparks, in the 18th year of her age.
485. WH Sat Apr 18, 1795: To the Public. As Mr. Abbot
hath seen fit by an officious publication, to paragraph me in a newspaper,
I consider it as a duty incumbent on me, to set the matter in its
true light, that the candid public may be capacitated to judge of
my proceedings. And first
you must know that after a short and hasty connection with Mr. Benjamin
Abbot, I joind with him in the bond of wedlock. As he appeared
to be a rational, civil man, I thot it might conduce to the happiness
of both our families; and for a few months he appeared to pay me that
which is due from the husband to a faithful wife. But soon his pretended
good will began to decline, and that tenderness which he seemed to express
for my happiness, was now converted into the most rigid and inflexible
behavior; and he considered me no longer as the wife of his bosom. From
this time he began to mark me out as the object of his hatred, and insulted
me with every indecency that ingratitude could invent, or language express.
While I, on the other hand, endeavoured to mitigate his passion, and
find the cause of his resentment, but in vain! The more I tried to soften
his inflexibility, the more intolerable his conduct appeared, and I,
at last, was hunted as a pest to his family, and considered by him as
an obtruder upon his interest. Now that you may judge of this conduct,
it will be necessary to inform you, that upon my agreement with him,
to be his wife, he strongly urged how needless it would be for me to
convert any of my property to the support of our families, and that he
considered his estate sufficient, and that my children should find his
house a home, and himself a father; and that he rather chose to have
no concern with my property; consequently to answer his mind, I put my
property out of my hands, firmly relying on his word and generosity,
to be my guardian, my protector and my friend. But I soon found his conduct
on this occasion to be the reverse of his word; and that he even refused
me necessary assistance, when I was sick, and unable to help myself;
even a pint of spirits he refused me for a medicine, which was ordered
me by the doctor; and my children, when they came there to visit me,
were not allowed to tarry all night, but were obliged to travel a number
of miles in tedious weather, before they arrived at the house of a friend.
My little girls too, were compelled to go to meeting on sabbath days
at the time I was unwell, and scarcely able to walk across the floor,
and I was obliged to do the work. He even shewed that resentment, that
he would take nothing out of my hand, nor suffer me to tie a handkerchief
on his neck. Now, what could be the cause of this behavior, I never had
the remotest idea. I challenge Mr. Abbot to bring one instance in which
I ever gave him cause to treat me in this manner. But so it was, his
conduct to me was so irreconcilable, that I proposed a separation, to
which he readily agreed. My friends accordingly gave security that I
never should become chargeable to him, and we parted by mutual agreement;
so that his posting me in a newspaper, is of no consequence to himself,
but it appears that he did it with the design to injure my character.
But I spare him. I mention only his general conduct. The particulars
would be too many to enumerate. But this I affirm, that he need not be
afraid of my being trusted on his account, for I would not impose upon
mankind in this manner; I know not but that he is as unable to pay his
just debts, as he is to perform the duties of a conjugal bedfellow. Hannah
486. WH Sat Apr 18, 1795: Post-Office. The Mail from
this office for Hartford, (till the 15th of October) will be closed
Saturday mornings, 5
oclock; and the Mail for Norwich, Mondays, at noon. Windham, April
487. WH Sat Apr 18, 1795: A Meeting of the Brethren
of Moriah Lodge is ordered to be at Mr. Nathan Grosvenors in
Pomfret, on Wednesday the 29th day of April instant, at 9 oclock
A.M. A general attendance is requested. Pr. Order of the Worshipful
Master, Luther Paine, Secy. Canterbury, April 6, 1795.
488. WH Sat Apr 18, 1795: Notice is hereby given, that
the meeting of the Windham Medical Convention, stands adjourned to
the third Tuesday of April Instant, at half after 10 oclock
A.M. at the Dwelling House of Mr. John Jeffords in Brooklyn,
- a punctual and general attendance of the Members is requested;
it is expected those Gentlemen who have not paid their taxes will
do it at that time. Joseph Baker, Clerk, C.C. Brooklyn, 4th April,
489. WH Sat Apr 18, 1795: The Proprietors of the first
and second company of the Delaware purchases, under the state of
hereby notified that a meeting of said Proprietors will be held on the
22d day of April next, at the Court House in Norwich in New-London
County, at 9 oclock in the forenoon, and all the Proprietors are
requested to attend as business of importance to said companies will
there acted upon. Dated in Norwich the 30th day of March 1795. Andrew
Tracy, Proprietors Clerk.
490. WH Sat Apr 18, 1795: By order of the court of
probate for the district of Windham, Notice is hereby given to the
creditors of the
estate of Mr. Nathan Kingsley late of Lebanon deceasd that they
exhibit their accounts against said estate to the subscriber for settlement
six months from this date; And all demands after the expiration of said
six months from this time, will be debarred a recovery. Timothy
Kingsley, Admr. Lebanon April 18th, 1795.
491. WH Sat Apr 18, 1795: To be sold at public or private
sale, by order of the hon. court of probate, for the district of
Pomfret, on the
second Monday of May next at 9 oclock in the morning, the personal
& real estate of Nathan Abbott, late of Woodstock deceased, under the
incumbrance of the widows dower, at the late dwelling house of
said deceased. Albe Abbott, Admr. Woodstock, April 7th 1795.
492. WH Sat Apr 25, 1795: Hanover, (New Hampshire)
April 6. Messrs. Printers, Perhaps it might be worth telling, that
since the 1st of
January last, 458 loads of household furniture and almost as many families,
have passed one Cobblers stall, on this plain on their way to
the upper part of this county, where they are settling on the banks of
Connecticut river. It is probably as many more have passed on the other
side of the river, besides many which have past in the evening, and on
the other road. By the extraordinary accounts of emigration from
Connecticut and Massachusetts, the winter past, a body would suspect
their hives have swarmed, and old and young had run away together. A
493. WH Sat Apr 25, 1795: To be Sold, A Farm of about
80 acres of choice Land, lying in Coventry, adjoining Scriptures
Willimantic river, with a large road passing thro the same. On the premises,
is a large two story dwelling-house, a good barn, &c. The farm
is well watered, having a large living brook running thro six lots of
the same, with other living springs and streams of water, and the water
can be spread over several acres of the barn lot; it is well proportioned
with plowing, mowing, and grazing, and has a fine lot of wood and timber.
Within a quarter of a mile of the premises is a good grist, saw and [fulling?
sulling?]-mill, and where an iron-works is now building. It is a very
convenient situation for a tavern-keeper, and one is much wanted. The
purchaser, by paying half the money down, will be allowed a good pay
day for the rest, on giving good security. For further particulars, enquire
of the subscriber on the premises. Simeon Scripture. Coventry, April
494. WH Sat Apr 25, 1795: The hon. court of probate
for the district of Pomfret, hath allowed six months from the 6th
day of April, 1795, for
the creditors to the estate of Ebenezer Davison, late of Woodstock, deceased,
to exhibit their claims against said estate or be debarred a
recovery, agreeable to law. Stephen Carter, Admr.
495. WH Sat Apr 25, 1795: The hon. court of probate,
for the district of Pomfret, hath allowed one year from this date
for the creditors to
the estate of Joannah Work, late of Ashford, deceased, represented insolvent,
to exhibit their claims against said estate, or be debarred any recovery
according to law. Mess. Simeon Smith, Samuel Spring, and Aaron Tufts
appointed commissioners to examine the claims against said estate, will
meet for that purpose at the dwelling-house of the deceased, on the third
Monday in October next, at 1 oclock P.M.
Jonathan Bemiss, Admr. Ashford, 8th April, 1795.
496. WH Sat Apr 25, 1795: The hon. court of probate,
for the district of Pomfret, hath allowed the term of six months
from the eighth day of
April, 1795, to the creditors to the estate of Peter Johnson, late of
Woodstock, deceased, to exhibit their claims against said estate, or
debarred a recovery. Lemuel Child, Parthena Johnson, Admrs. Woodstock,
April 8, 1795.
497. WH Sat Apr 25, 1795: The beautiful full-blooded
Horse Highflyer, will cover mares this season, at the stable of the
Canterbury, and will be at Mr. Davis Cleavlands, in Brooklyn, the
4th of May, and there to remain until the 6th. Terms, five dollars the
season, four the single leap. Highflyer was sired by the full-blooded
horse Recovery. He was two years old last June, and is sixteen hands
high, and every way well proportioned; is clean limbd, and well
made in every point, and moves equal to any horse on the continent. A
this horse will be the best recommendation to those who wish to put mares
to him. Good attendance given, by Forest Cloud. April 17th, 1795.
498. WH Sat Apr 25, 1795: New-York, April 11, Barbarity
Unprecedented. A gentleman of undoubted veracity, who has arrived
from Trenton, relates the following particulars of the greatest piece
of premeditated cruelty: Not long since, a controversy happened between
a Mr. Wilds, and one Mairs and his son, all of the same neighbourhood,
within 12 miles of Trenton; but a few days had elapsed, when Mr.
Wilds was passing a bye place where the two Mairs had concealed themselves,
who when Mr. Wilds came up, rushed upon him ruffian like, got him
down, cut off his ears and nose, and gouged his eyes, and otherwise
bruised him, so much so that his life was despaired of; he, however,
is like to recover, with an imperfect sight of only one eye. While
these retches were thus employed, the cry of murder alarmed and brought
the brother of Mr. Wilds to the place who endeavoured to rescue his
weltering brother from them, but they dealt with him so severely,
that he was glad to make his escape in order to save his own life.
The father and son were apprehended, and carried before the sheriff
of the county, who took bail of 1000 l(small L) each for their appearance
at Court for trial. Q. Should bail have been taken in such a case?
The gentleman who communicates the above, had it from the brother
of Mr. Wilds, who told it in presence of the governor of New Jersey,
and several other gentlemen, at a public house in Trenton.