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WINDHAM COUNTY NEWSPAPERS : WINDHAM HERALD 1791-1795
422. WH Sat Aug. 4, 1792: Dumfries, July 5. We learn
from Kentucky, that Col. Harding, with some other persons, who were
sent to treat with the Indians, were on their arrival at the villages,
treated with the utmost contempt, that on hoisting a flag, the Indians
appeared at a
423. WH Sat Aug. 4, 1792: Salem, July 24. We hear from Andover, that on Friday last, Mr. John Baker, of that town, having one end of a halter about the head of a colt which he was going to break, fastened the other end round his armwhen the beast, being frightened, set out upon the run, dragging the man, who was unable to stop him or to disengage himself, through the road, till at length, when the horse was stopped, Mr. Baker was taken up dead.
424. WH Sat Aug. 4, 1792: Worcester, July 26. We have the pleasure of informing the publick that the gentlemen who are now in this town, on the survey of a canal from Connecticut river to Boston, have discovered a very natural and easy communication from the Connecticut, by Millers River to the Nashua, and from thence to Lancaster. It is sincerely wished they may be a successful from Lancaster by this town to Boston. Such a water communication would be as highly dignified to government as it would be advantageous to the capital of this Commonwealth, to the western counties, and the States of Newhampshire and Vermont.
425. WH Sat Aug. 4, 1792: Springfield, July 25. On Thursday last, about one oclock, P.M. the Powder-Mill in this town was blown up, by which unfortunate accident, Mr. Nathan Kennedy, the only workman then in the mill, was so shockingly burnt and bruised as to survive the misfortune but two hours. He was 29 years of age; and has left a wife and three children at Pittsfield, to mourn his untimely fate. This is the second instance of the kind which has happened in this place in the course of 13 years: Two active young men were killed on the same spot, when the first explosion took place.
426. WH Sat Aug. 4, 1792: Providence, July 28. On Sunday
the 15th inst. at four oclock, A.M. the following melancholy
accident happened at Warren, (Rhodeisland,) Mr. Alexander Easterbrooks
of that town, aged 30 years, went to bed the evening before in apparent
good health, after eating a hearty supper; and after sleeping but
little, he arose in a state of violent distraction, labouring under
the dismal apprehension of
427. WH Sat Aug. 4, 1792: Danbury, July 21. We hear from Cartland-Town, state of N. York, that the Canker and Scarlet-Fever rages to an amazing degree among the youth of that place.
428. WH Sat Aug. 4, 1792: Windham, August 4. Lemuel
Parish, of Canterbury, a lad only 12 years of age, reaped and secured
an acre of
429. WH Sat Aug. 4, 1792: Windham, August 4. Alexander
McGillivray advertises for a tutor, willing to instruct Indian children
430. WH Sat Aug. 4, 1792: Died.
431. WH Sat Aug. 4, 1792: The commissioned Officers
of the several Companies in the 5th Regiment of Militia, are requested
to convene at
432. WH Sat Aug. 11, 1792: Augusta, (Georgia) June 30. We are sorry to inform our readers that there is too much reason to apprehend that the towns of Running-Water, Nickajack, Long-Island Villages, Crow Town, and Lookout Mountain, of the Cherokees will join the Shawanese and Creeks in hostilities against the United States. The four first of these towns lay on the south bank of the Tenessee, and are the common crossing places of the Creeks, and northern tribes, as they pass from one nation to another, which is very frequent; and the fifth is situate on a creek of the same name, about 12 miles south of the other four, all quite detached from the other towns of the Cherokees, being divided there from by the Chatanuga Mountain. The Little Turkey the principal chief of the Cherokees, is so incensed at the conduct of these five towns, that he has forbid, in positive terms, in a general talk addressed to his nation, all intercourse with them.
433. WH Sat Aug. 11, 1792: Pittsburgh, July 21. Extract
of a letter from Captain Paul, of the State Levis dated Middle Block
house (on the
434. WH Sat Aug. 11, 1792: Middletown, August 4. On
Saturday last the Superior Court finished their session in this county.
Richard Gold, a mulattoe, was tried and convicted of burning the
house of Mrs. Esther Wetmore, of this town. He was sentenced by the
court to receive forty
435. WH Sat Aug. 11, 1792: A Lion is now exhibited
to the curious in Baltimore. He is upwards of three feet high; measures
7 feet from the
436. WH Sat Aug. 11, 1792: Died.
437. WH Sat Aug. 11, 1792: The hon. court of probate,
for the district of Plainfield, hath allowed the term of seven months
from the 5th day of
438. WH Sat Aug. 11, 1792: At a late Court of Common
Please in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, the defendant said,
that if he lost his case he would appeal to the supreme and from
thence to the Federal Court, and from thence to Heaven. Certainly,
then, replied a gentleman,
439. WH Sat Aug. 18, 1792: From the American Museum. Expense and profit of raising Silk-worms. One hundred trees, of two or three years growth, will feed an amazing number of silk-worms: rate them at six shillings. The land they are put in a mere _____: They can be planted in hedge rows, and improve the ground in which they grow. Any vegetable or grass will thrive well under them: indeed by keeping the ground loose about their roots, they will thrive the best. Say that the room they take up is worth another dollar. The worms thrive best in mere sheds almost. A tight room is not proper. A hut, any kind of rough shelter, is best. An unfinished garret, the corner of a barn enclosed for the purpose, will serve: but suppose it were necessary to run up a small building for the purpose, you may raise many thousands in one that any farmer may build for himself, and it wont cost him more than forty-eight shillings. Ten dollars is then the capital required to set up this business. Now let us see what it will take to carry it on. Suppose our farmer has a wife and two children. Well, about the tenth of June he thinks of hatching his eggs (they will cost him nothing)( and by the middle of August the work is done. In that time, his wife, children, and himself not employed all the day long about the silk-worms, may raise at least 160,000 of them. Then the only thing to reel off 1,900,000 years of silk, which these 160,000 worms have made: but no money is required to do it. The wife and children do it at their leisure; and when it is done, they have 54 lb. Of raw silk to dispose of, at three dollars per lb. This is 48 [English pounds] 12, all by the labour of his own and familys hands, and that only during part of the year. His trees remain, his shed stands, and his land is still his, and not impoverished. And why wont our farmers plant these mulberry trees and busy themselves in the culture of this silk? It is for want of thot: but their eyes will be soon opened to their interest. 48 [English pounds], 12, for a small family to make in one year, from a capital of 3 [English pounds] only, with industry and attention, is certainly worth thinking about: Where is the farmer that can do better with his land, time or money?
440. WH Sat Aug. 18, 1792: Pittsburgh, July 28. The
Cornplanter has got home from the Council at Buffaloe Creek, and
informs that it was determined in that council that a number of chiefs
of the six nations should go on an embassy to the hostile Indians,
to persuade them to
441. WH Sat Aug. 18, 1792: Alexandria, (Virg.) July 22. The following melancholy accident happened at the camp near this place. Serjeant Keech of Capt. Hannahs company, going through the manual exercise with a corporal, the latter had chanced to take up a musket, which, for a particular purpose, had been left loaded. When they came to the fatal words --- Present---Aim---Fire ---the corporal did so, and lodged the contents in the serjeants body, which instantly put a period to his existence.
442. WH Sat Aug. 18, 1792: Philadelphia, Aug. 4.On Thursday morning was witnessed a very melancholy event at Mr. Henry Kizers powder-mill in lower Merion township, Montgomery county, between the hours of nine and ten. There was a large quantity of powder in the mill, which by accident took fire and blew up with a great explosion, which was heard at Schuylkill ferry, and was there supposed to be an earthquake. Mr. Kizer, and three other, who were in the mill, were blown to pieces; and a Mr. Henry Fiaily, a copartner of Mr. Kizer, was so wounded that his life is despaired of. A young woman who happened to be near the mill at the time it blew up, had both her legs broken, and was otherwise very much injured by one of the rafters, which was carried from the building by the violence of the explosion.
443. WH Sat Aug. 18, 1792: Philadelphia, Aug. 4. Extract
of a letter to a gentleman in this City, dated Columbia, Kentucky,
June 19. The
444. WH Sat Aug. 18, 1792: Intelligence from Baltimore,
Aug. 4. A gentleman of veracity, who arrived in town late last evening,
445. WH Sat Aug. 18, 1792: Died.
446. WH Sat Aug. 18, 1792: Notice is hereby given,
that the subscribers will attend at the house of Mr. Abner Huntington,
in Mansfield, on the _th day of September next, at nine oclock
in the morning, for the purpose of hearing the reasons for exemption
from military duty, to be
447. WH Sat Aug. 25, 1792: A Virginia paper; among
other western intelligence, has the following paragraph, Capt.
Butler (brother to the
448. WH Sat Aug. 25, 1792: New York, August 13. Extract of a letter, date Buffaloe Creek, July 19. I left Fort Franklin the 3d inst. and arrived here the 11th in the evening, at the house of Mr. Winney, who informs me that upwards of four thousand hostile Indians were now assembled at the Miami villages, and that their number was daily increasing. Captain Powel and several other gentlemen of the British army dined with me yesterday, and from their conversation, I am perfectly convinced that the Indians are supported by the British in the war against usindeed, Captain Powel told me, that all the intentions of the Indians was well known to them, and that the Indians were their allies and of course they must support themhe also informed me that ten scouts of hostile Indians were then out to strike on the frontiers, and that they would soon strike the Six Nations. Some of the chiefs of the hostile Indians passed here about five days ago on their way to Canada, but what their business is I cannot learn.
449. WH Sat Aug. 25, 1792: New York, August 13. A most shocking murder was committed on Monday last, by a certain Thomas Denning, a soldier in Capt. Faulkners rifle company, on the body of Catherine Worthington, who cohabited with him as his wife. It appears, from his own confession that he had no reason whatever for committing this horrid deed.
450. WH Sat Aug. 25, 1792: Albany, August 13. Extract
of a letter from a gentleman in Hosick, to the printers hereof, dated
August 6. In the night of the 3d inst. about 11 oclock,
the house of John Younglove, Esq. of Cambridge, was discovered by
himself to be on fire. Himself and family had been in bed and asleep
for some time; what awakened him he does not know, but on his coming
perfectly to himself he conceived that all was not right; he leaped
out of bed, in his shirt, and ran through the back room to the kitchen,
which he found all on fire; in his fright
451. WH Sat Aug. 25, 1792: Poughkeepsie, August 15. William Wilson, near the Stonyford bridge Walkill, in Ulster county, having conceived a violent aversion to a young man in the neighbourhood, an apprentice to a Mr. Agar, on account of his paying his addresses to an only daughter of Wilson, on Friday last as the young man was leaving his house, having been sent there on an errand by his master, most inhumanly, according to a previous declared intention, shot him instantly dead. Not contented with thus having destroyed a fellow man, but farther to satiate his savage barbarity, with the but end of the musquet cruelly mutilated and bruised the face of the corpse. The murdered was immediately seized, and now in Kingston goal awaits his trial and fate; by which it is to be hoped the world will be delivered from so fell a monster.
452. WH Sat Aug. 25, 1792: Poughkeepsie, August 15. On Tuesday the 7th instant, John Bull, of Hamptonburgh, near Blooming-Grove, having had some uneasiness with his wife at breakfast respecting a familiarity she suspected him to be guilty of with some neighbouring woman, immediately after, with a haltar, put a period to his own existence in his orchard.
453. WH Sat Aug. 25, 1792: Poughkeepsie, August 15. On the 3d instant, the son of James Auger, of Goshen, was unfortunately killed by a horse running away with him, and dashing his head against a post.
454. WH Sat Aug. 25, 1792: Portland, August 6. On the 24th of last month, Dr. Ezekiel G. Dodge, of Thomastown, in the county of Lincoln, with nine other persons, attempted forcibly to enter on a piece of land which was in the possession of one Zadock Brewster. The Doctor and those who were with him began to cut down the grass. Brewster came into the field, forbade their proceedings any further, and then went away. Soon after a gun was discharged from some bushes near the mowing ground, by which ten or twelve buck shot were lodged in the body of Dr. Dodge, and three of his party slightly wounded. The Doctor is supposed to be dangerous. Since receiving the wound, Dr. Dodge has said that he saw Brewster, running from the bushes, immediately after the gun was discharged. From this circumstance, as well as from those above mentioned, there is room to suspect that the gun was fired by said Brewster.
454. WH Sat Aug. 25, 1792: Dover, August 9. We hear from York, that the High Sheriff for that county, has received the death warrant, of Joshua Abbot, and that the said Abbot is to be executed the sixth day of September next, between the hours of eleven and three.
454. WH Sat Aug. 25, 1792: Boston, August 15. The fears
entertained by our country brethren, of the spread of the small pox
in this town, are totally groundless. There does not exist any more
danger of its infection, than there has for years past. It is true,
there are some interested individuals, who wish for a general inoculation,
but the great body of the inhabitants are opposed to the measure,
and will not
455. WH Sat Aug. 25, 1792: Worcester, August 16. On Sunday evening last, George Hawkins son of Mr. Jeremiah Hawkins of this town, was struck down by lightning.. The shock was so severe as to deprive him of his reason and hearing many hours; but there are now some hopes of his recovery. We hear that several other persons, in Boston, &c. were injured by lightning the same evening.
456. WH Sat Aug. 25, 1792: Worcester, August 16. A
correspondent observes that nothing can have a more direct tendency
to ruin the manufactures of this state, and entail wretchedness on
our farmers, than the increase of banks. One bank may be of great
service to the community; but more, by bringing too large a proportion
of paper money (or imaginary wealth) into circulation, will enhance
the price of labour and every necessary of life. The consequences
are obviousthe industrious part of the community must, in a
short time, become a prey
457. WH Sat Aug. 25, 1792: Windsor, (Vermont) August 17. By a gentleman immediately from Montreal, we learn, that about four weeks since, the famous Indian partisan, known by the name of Capt. Blue Jacket, was at Detroit, with about 2000 men, waiting for the Americans to come into the woods; it is believed at Montreal that in case the Americans do not go out, they will be divided into small parties to harass our frontiers.
458. WH Sat Aug. 25, 1792: Died.
459. WH Sat Aug. 25, 1792: Enticed away from the subscriber, on the 3d inst. Sarah Kidder, an indented servant girl about eight years of age. Whoever will return said girl shall be moderately rewarded. All persons are forbid harbouring or carrying her off, on penalty of law. Jonathan Dimmick. Mansfield, Aug. 12, 1792
460. WH Sat Aug. 25, 1792: To be sold at Public Vendue,
on the premises, lying in the town of Canterbury, on Monday the 12th
day of November next, for hard money and Connecticut State securities,
so much of the real estate of Hannah Miller, non-resident proprietor,
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