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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, it’s 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. Spencer’s 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 freemen’s meeting are hereby warned to meet at the courthouse in said Windham, on Monday the 13th day of April next, at 10 o’clock 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 Blacksmith’s 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, 1795.

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., Adm’rs. 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. Sterns’s
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. Married.
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, Ex’rs. 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 widow’s dower. Said sale will be attended on the
premises, on the 7th day of May next, at one o’clock 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, Adm’r. 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, and cloth
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 Saturday,
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 Wayne’s 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 o’clock, 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. Eben’r Kingsbury, Lemuel Ingols.
Brooklyn, Mr. Lemuel Eldredge.
Ashford, Messrs. Tho’s 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. Jere’h 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 join’d with him in the bond of wedlock. As he appeared to be a rational, civil man, I tho’t it might conduce to the happiness of both our families; and for a few months he appeared to pay me that respect
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 Abbott.

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
o’clock; and the Mail for Norwich, Mondays, at noon. Windham, April 15, 1795.

487. WH Sat Apr 18, 1795: A Meeting of the Brethren of Moriah Lodge is ordered to be at Mr. Nathan Grosvenor’s in Pomfret, on Wednesday the 29th day of April instant, at 9 o’clock A.M. A general attendance is requested. Pr. Order of the Worshipful Master, Luther Paine, Sec’y. 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 o’clock A.M. at the Dwelling House of Mr. John Jefford’s 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, 1795.

489. WH Sat Apr 18, 1795: The Proprietors of the first and second company of the Delaware purchases, under the state of Connecticut are
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 o’clock in the forenoon, and all the Proprietors are requested to attend as business of importance to said companies will be
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 deceas’d that they exhibit their accounts against said estate to the subscriber for settlement in
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, Adm’r. 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 o’clock in the morning, the personal & real estate of Nathan Abbott, late of Woodstock deceased, under the
incumbrance of the widow’s dower, at the late dwelling house of said deceased. Albe Abbott, Adm’r. 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 Cobbler’s 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 Scripture’s bridge, on
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 20, 1795.

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, Adm’r.

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 o’clock P.M.
Jonathan Bemiss, Adm’r. 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 be
debarred a recovery. Lemuel Child, Parthena Johnson, Admr’s. 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 subscriber in
Canterbury, and will be at Mr. Davis Cleavland’s, 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 limb’d, and well made in every point, and moves equal to any horse on the continent. A view of
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.

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