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WINDHAM COUNTY NEWSPAPERS : WINDHAM HERALD 1791-1795
141. WH Sat Aug. 6, 1791: For the Phenix. Mr. Printer, I wish to know thro the channel of your paper, if Strephons wife is not a very singular woman? If she is not, I sincerely pity her, for I think she has a very singular husband. I am shockd to hear a man who bears the title of husband, exhibit such a character of his bosom friend to the world, for a terror to evil doers, or a hint to the Ladies. If his requests are not peremptory, and the word obedience eternally founding in her ears, I dare answer for the lady, if she be a woman if sense, that every reasonable request will be obeyed with pleasure. I recollect a sentence droppd from the mouth of a gentleman, in conversation with his lady before marriage, in which he told her that the words command and obey, should be forever blotted from his vocabulary. If Strephons sentiments were as delicate as his, I dare say he would not be so nettled about his wifes not fulfilling the Divine command, but would be disposed to read a little further, and see if he himself fulfilled the command in loving his wife as he ought. Strephon asks the ladies not to mistake himhe says, he claims not obedience, either upon the authority of Reason, or the commands of Revelation. And if he could, he should as much scorn to make use of that authority, to enforce his requests, as of his superior bodily strength to whip a refractory wife. I would humbly ask Mr. Strephon what his claim of obedience is founded upon, if it is neither Reason nor Revelation? Give me leave to tell him, I believe the man who would make such a parade about obedience, would whip a wife, even if she was not refractory, if she did not fulfil every capricious request.But since it is the fortune of the fair sex sometimes to marry the figures of men, with narrow capacities, and contracted views, I wish them fortitude enough to bare with patience the asperity of an imperious coxcomb. Gentlemen, you see the error; pray avoid it. A Friend to the FAIR SEX.
142. WH Sat Aug. 6, 1791: Windsor Chairs, the newest and most approved fashion, made and now ready for sale by Jabez Gilbert, at his shop, in Windham; where all kinds of Cabinet work is made and finished in the neatest manner, upon the shortest notice. He has likewise for sale, Linseed Oil by the gallon, or less quantity and a variety of Painters Colours, which he will sell very cheap for ready pay. August 5, 1791.
143. WH Sat Aug 6, 1791: Whereas my wife Parthena doth conduct herself in a very unbecoming manner, and seems disposed to squander and waste my estateThese are therefore to forbid all persons from harbouring her, or from receiving from her hands any of my effects, or from trusting her on my account; as I shall pay no debts of her contracting after this date. Joseph Blanchard. Hampton, August 4, 1791.
144. WH Sat Aug 13, 1791: Winchester, July 16. Recent
accounts from the westward inform, that the Indians have erected
a block-house on the Sciota, near the spot where the French emigrants,
who are still at
145. WH Sat Aug 13, 1791: Frederick-Town, July 12. Extract of a letter from a young gentleman belonging to the western army, dated near Fort Pitt, June 27, 1791. Since our arrival here we have been joined by 500 Indians, who offered their assistance to serve us as pilots. They bring us the agreeable information, that the hostile Indians are willing to make a general peace. I send you this intelligence, and should be glad you would communicate it to the public.
146. WH Sat Aug. 13, 1791: Georgetown, July 23. We
have been credibly informed that a gang of robbers now infest the
high road between this town and Alexandria, and secret themselves
in the swamp adjoining the road. They have made several fruitless
attempts upon travelers, and one with success the last week. A countryman,
on his way to market, was robbed of between 20 and 30 dollars in
cash, and most of all his market truck. It is said, this gang is
composed of deserters from the new raised troops and runaway negroes.
Monday last a negro woman, on her way from Broad Creek to this town,
was stopped by two fellows, a white and a black, and robbed of her
money to the amount of three or four shillings, and were then proceeding
to take clothes, but on perceiving some persons come in sight, they
took to the woods without fully accomplishing their purpose. Not
long before she was robbed she met a girl of her colour, with both
of her ears cut off, and then fresh bleeding: She informed her that
she had been stopped by two fellows (probably the same as mentioned
above) who, on finding she had no money, or any thing else of value,
147. WH Sat Aug. 13, 1791: An Allegator, only four
feet and a half long, lately drowned a boy belonging to a vessel,
in Neufe River [Neuse River?], North Carolina. The people in endeavouring
to save the boy,
148. WH Sat Aug. 13, 1791: A writer in the George Town Weekly Ledger, proposes that the Federal City should be named Columbus.
149. WH Sat Aug. 13, 1791: Married.At Norwich, the honorable A.S. Destouches, Esq., formerly of Efequibe [Esequibe?], in the colony of Demerara, to Mrs. Betsey Backus, of Norwich.
150. WH Sat Aug. 13, 1791: Died.At New London, Mrs. Abigail Green, relict of Mr. Samuel Green, printer, aged 87 years.
151. WH Sat Aug. 13, 1791: The hon. court of probate
for the district of Windham, hath allowed the term of six months
from this date for the creditors to the estate of Mr. Joshua Holt,
late of Hampton, deceased,
152. WH Sat Aug. 13, 1791: Whereas my wife Parthena doth conduct herself in a very unbecoming manner, and seems disposed to squander and waste my estateThese are therefore to forbid all persons from harbouring her, or from receiving from her hands any of my effects, or from trusting her on my account; as I shall pay no debts of her contracting after this date. John Blanchard. Hampton, August 4, 1791.
153. WH Sat Aug. 20, 1791: On Tuesday of last week,
as Doct. Silas Holmes of Stonington, was returning home, from Block-Island,
in a small sail boat, with two men belonging to Block-Island, named
154. WH Sat Aug. 20, 1791: About the same day [as above item], a boy was drowned at Stonington; and on Friday a man named Ezekiel Kinne, said to be disordered in his reason, was drowned in Mistic river. These accidents happened within about five miles of each other.
155. WH Sat Aug. 20, 1791: On Saturday last was completed, a very elegant Bell, of about 700 lb. Weight, cast by the ingenious Mr. Benjamin Hanks, of Mansfield, for the __fe of that town. Though the business of Bell Foundery has been considerably practiced in this country of late years, yet the ingenuity of Mr. Hanks in this branch is so conspicuous in crafting this Bell, that we dare announce he can equal, of not exceed European Manufacture. We hope that the meritorious _______ of this gentleman to render himself useful to his country, will meet with a proper reward.
156. WH Sat Aug. 20, 1791: The hon. court of probate for the district of Windham, hath allowed six months from this date for the creditors to the estate of Gideon Bingham, late of Windham, deceased, to exhibit their claims for settlement or be debarred a recovery according to law. Roger Bingham, Executor. All persons indebted to said estate are desired to make speedy payment. Windham, August 18, 1791.
157. WH Sat Aug. 20, 1791: The hon. court of probate for the district of Windham hath allowed six months from this 15th of August 1791 for the creditors to the estate of the Rev. Samuel Moseley, deceased, to exhibit their claims against said deceased estate, or be debarred a recovery, agreeably to law. Ebenezer Moseley, Executor.
158. WH Sat Aug. 20, 1791: Tickets in the Killingly
Manufactory Lottery, to be sold at the Printing Office in Windham.
Likewise, all kinds of Blanks used in Courts of justice; printed
on Paper of the best
159. WH Sat Aug. 27, 1791: The creditors to the estate
of Mr. Edward Brown, late of Windham, deceased, are hereby notified
that the honorable court of probate for the district of Windham has
limited six months from this date, for them to bring in their claims
against said estate, to either of the subscribers; who will, until
the expiration of said term, be ready to receive them---after which
time no accounts against said
160. WH Sat Aug. 27, 1791: Strayed or stolen from the
subscribers, about four weeks since, a brown Mare with a star in
her forehead, black legs and tail and a natural trotter. Also, a
brown two year old mare
161. WH Sat Aug. 27, 1791: Paragraph from an old newspaper, printed about 90 years ago. Certain foolish young Men have lately brought aboute a new Change in Fashione. They have begun to fasten their Shoes and Knee Bands with Buckles instead of Ribbands, wherewithe their forefathers were well content, and moreover found them more easy and convenient, and surely every reasonable Man will own they were more decente and modeste, than those new fangled, unseemly Clasps, or Huckles, as they call them, which will gall and vex the bones of these vain Coxcombs beyond sufferance, and make them repent of their Pride and Folly. We hope all grave and honorable persons will withholde their countenance from such effeminate and immodeste ornaments. It belongeth to the reverende Clergy to tell these thoughtlesse Youths in a solemne manner, that such things are forbidden in scripture.
162. WH Sat Aug. 27, 1791: New Capital Punishment. In the Isle of Man, a young woman lately prosecuted a young man of that place for a rape, and he was returned to the Spiritual Court, being found guilty. When the Dempster [?], or Temporal Judge, delivered to her, according to the custom of the island, a rope, a sword, or a ring, by these presents giving the young woman her choice, whether she would hang, behead or marry him, she chose the latter, as the severest punishment.
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