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227. WH Sat Aug 2, 1794: Pittsburgh, July 19. An express just arrived from Fort Franklin, informs us, that the Six Nations are determined on hostilities: that a runner had come in there, and ordered the Indians to leave it immediately.

228. WH Sat Aug 2, 1794: Danbury, July 26. On Tuesday last, Moses Johnston, (a noted thief) was committed to jail in Fairfield, for committing rapes on his two oldest daughters, his trial will come on at the Superior court, in this town, in August next.

229. WH Sat Aug 2, 1794: New-Haven, July 23. The committee to make weekly reports of the deaths, &c. in this city, certify, That two deaths only have happened during the week past, viz.
Mr. John Austin, aged 58, of a pectoral Quinsy.
A child of Susan Sabins, aged 3, of the Scarlet Fever.
That tho’ the epidemic still continues, there are few persons sick with it, and none of them to our knowledge dangerous.
Eneas Munson, Simeon Baldwin, Dyer White. New-Haven, July 23, 1794.

230. WH Sat Aug 2, 1794. Windham, August 2, 1794. A Rutland paper states, that it is reported by a gentleman of veracity from Canada, that the Indians frequently visit Gov. Simcoe, with scalps of the citizens of the United States, that the humane Gov. for the encouragement of the business, has offered a guinea a piece for them, and has actually purchased fifteen at that rate. That no business can be done by agents for lands in the Canadas: And that on the British frontier, they were repairing and fortifying their garrisons and raising men to man them.

231. WH Sat Aug 2, 1794: William Armstrong, the person suspected of stealing from Mr. Amasa Dolph, of Holland, Massachusetts, as advertised in this paper, we learn, was on Saturday last taken up in Holland, an several articles of goods which he had stolen in that and other towns, found in his possession. It appears he has been an old villain, and from some circumstances it is not doubted but that he has secreted many stolen goods. If any person wishes to interrogate him on the subject, he may be found in Northampton goal, where he was safely lodged on Monday last.

232. WH Sat Aug 2, 1794: Windham, August 2, 1794.
Died, at Barlington, state of New-York, on the 14th ult. of a nervous fever, Dr. Elkanah French, formerly of this town.
Drowned, in Lake Otsego, the 13th July, Mr. Jabez White, merchant, formerly of Norwich. He went into the water to bathe, in company with several others, and it is supposed was seized with a fit. He was got on shore in about fifteen minutes, and means used by a physician for his recovery, but without effect.

233. WH Sat Aug 2, 1794: Thirty Puncheons Excellent Rum, a few Hogsheads Molasses and Sugar, for sale, by Tracy & Coit. Norwich, August 1, 1794.

234. WH Sat Aug 2, 1794: Peter Webb, has just received a large supply of Wood Cards, of the best kind, and is now selling at 3s. single pair, and much less by the dozen. Windham, July 29, 1794.

235. WH Sat Aug 2, 1794: The subscriber being about to remove from Mansfield, to Dalton, requests all who have accounts with him unsettled, to call for settlement on or before the 20th of August next. He will attend to the business on Friday and Saturday of each week: any that do not comply with this request, will be under the necessity to settle with some attorney with whom the accounts will be left. Lemuel
Nichols. Mansfield, 30th July, 1794.

236. WH Sat Aug 2, 1794: Eli Blodget, a delirious person, son of Joshua Blodget, of Stafford, has absented himself from his father’s house. He is about 25 years of age, middling stature, wears no hat, short dark brown hair, very reserved, walks most in lots or at the side of the road, seldom goes into any house unless much urged, or eats any thing without importunity. Whoever will take up said person, and keep him, or set him to work till he can send me word by an open letter, I will pay the charges, &c. Joshua Blodget.

237. WH Sat Aug 9, 1794: Regimental Orders. The Music of the 5th regiment (with their instruments) are directed to meet at the house of ____ Carey, in Windham, on Thursday the 14th day of August instant, at 10 o’clock in the morning for the purpose of attending to the instructions of the Drum and Fife Majors. Miner Smith, is appointed Drum-Major, and Jonathan Huntington, Fife-Major in the 5th Regiment.
Zephaniah Swift, Lt. Col. Com’dt. Aug. 8, 1794.

238. WH Sat Aug 16, 1794: Baltimore, August 1. Extract of a letter from a gentleman at Grenville to his friend at Lexington, dated, July 4.
“On the morning of the 20th ult. the escort of convoy, under Major M’Mahon, were attacked under the walls of Fort Recovery, by upwards of 100 say 1500 Indians, who also assaulted that fort in every direction, but were repulsed with great slaughter: again they renewed the attack, but at a more respectable distance, keeping a very heavy and constant fire all that day, and at intervals during the night and morning of the 1st instant, but were ultimately compelled to retreat between the hours of 12 and 2 o’clock of that day, with loss and disgrace, from the very field where they had, on a former occasion, been proud and victorious.
“We lost 21 men killed and had 29 wounded during the action; among the former we have to lament the death of the gallant Major M’Mahon, the brave Capt. Hartshorn, Lieut. Craig and Cornet Torry; and amongst the latter the intrepid Capt. Taylor of dragoons, and Lieut. Drake of the infantry. “In the course of the action upwards of two hundred horses were killed or taken: but certain it is a considerable number were in possession of the enemy, loaded with dead Indians.
“It does not appear that the enemy could possibly have received any information of this escort; their object was to carry Fort Recovery by a coup-de-main. Major Wells, who has since reconnoitred the ground the Indians occupied on the day and night proceeding the action, is decidedly of the opinion, that the enemy had double the warriors in the assault on the 30th ult. that they had in the action of the 4th of November, 1791.

239. WH Sat Aug 16, 1794: Litchfield, July 30.
On Monday last, serjeant Lent Munson, late of the first sub-legion in Gen. Wayne’s army, arrived in this town, from captivity among the Ottoway Indians. Mr. Munson’s intelligence, observation, and integrity entitle him to full credence. He was taken by the Indians at their defeat of the party under the command of Lieut. Lowry and ensign Boyd, escorting the waggons, on the 17th of October last, four and half miles advanced, from Fort St. Clair. The Americans consisted of 100 rank and file. Of the Indians there were but 52. How many Americans were killed he knows not; there were only eleven taken prisoners, one of whom a weekly boy, unable to travel, was killed & scalped. The remaining ten were distributed among the captors, their heads shaved, and made to serve as slaves. He was carried by his master to their settlement on the Maumee river, thirty miles from its mouth on Lake Erie; where he continued until the 17th of June last, when he made his
escape. The warriors had gone off on the 12th to join the main body of the Indians that was forming, at the Glaze about 40 miles up the river. He had before this time learned their language so far that he could well understand their conversation. They told him they expected to have a great many warriors collected, enough to cut Wayne’s army to pieces; but the traders, there, said if the Indians collected 1600, it would be more than they expected; 1500 they thought was the utmost the Indians could bring into the field. He says the Indians talk with great
confidence of their own superiority in numbers and bravery; and they are not afraid of four to one; they say the American army is made up of cowards and boys. They seem however to stand in awe of General Wayne, though they despise his men; and from all that he understood from the Indians and traders, he thinks their mode of conducting this campaign will be by attacking escorts of provision and detached parties; and that they will not attack the main army unless they find it weakened or exposed. Mr. Munson escaped by the way of the rapids, Detroit and Niagara. He saw the new fort erecting by Gov. Simcoe at the rapids of the Maumee, 15 miles from Lake Erie. The party there at work instead of quitting the place, as has been reported, had been lately reinforced by about 100 men. Gov. Simcoe had been there a short time before; but was at Niagara when he came through that place. A regiment called “the first American regiment, on the Queen’s Rangers,” was raising at Niagara, where the bounty was ten guineas. He was solicited to engage in that corps by a Mr. Fanning, one of Gov. Simcoe’s Aids, who told him that they expected a war with this country. They were making great preparations for war, repairing their forts, and arming vessels; three vessels of war were sailing on Lake Erie; two of them carried 12 guns, the other 8; and several gun boats. The Indians have no expectation of being subdued; they say that when they have cut off two or three more armies of Americans, the United States will make peace with them. On the 4th of June the Indians received their supplies of ammunition for the campaign from the King’s stores.

240. WH Sat Aug 16, 1794: On the 13th inst. was taken from a person who called his name Chandler, Five young Cattle, supposed to be stolen, viz. two three years old, and three two years old; all marked with a square crop off the right ear. The owner is desired to prove his property, pay charges, and take them away. Nath’l Dunham. Mansfield, Aug. 14, 1794.

241. WH Sat Aug 16, 1794: The possessors of Carriages in and throughout the County of Windham are hereby notified, that I will attend, through the month of September next at my Office of Inspection in Windham, for the purpose of receiving their entries of Carriages and the duties thereon required by the act above. Edmund Badger. Windham, August 6th, 1794.

242. WH Sat Aug 23, 1794: Regimental Orders. The commanding officers of the several companies in the 5th Regiment, are directed to parade their companies on the parade adjacent to the house of Mr. Dan Storrs, in Mansfield, on the 4th day of September next, at nine o’clock in the morning, compleat in arms, with 12 rounds cartridges each. The artillery company will parade at the same time and place. The Musick, with their drums and fifes are directed to meet at the house of Mr. Dan Storrs, in Mansfield, on Thursday the 28th day of August instant, at 1
o’clock in the afternoon, to attend to the instructions of the Drum and Fife Majors. By order of the Lieut. Col. Comdt. Zenas Howes, Adjt. Windham, August 21, 1794.

243. WH Sat Aug 23, 1794: The honorable court of probate, for the district of Pomfret, hath allowed the term of six months from the 5th day of August, 1794, to the Creditors of the estate of Ebenezer Holmes, late of Woodstock deceas’d, to exhibit their claims against said estate, or be debarred a recovery agreeable to law. All persons indebted to said estate, are requested to make immediate payment.
Ebenezer Holmes, Adm’r.

244. WH Sat Aug 23, 1794: The subscriber would inform his old customers, and all others who will favor him with their custom, that he shall continue to carry on the Clothing Works belonging to Mr. Thomas Stedman, in Hampton, the ensuing season. Those who will favour him with their custom, shall have their cloth done in the neatest manner, and with the greatest dispatch. Joseph Hunt. Hampton,
August 23, 1794.

245. WH Sat Aug 23, 1794: The hon. court of probate, for the district of Windham, hath allowed six months from this date, for the creditors to the estate of Mr. Ebenezer Luce, late of Windham, deceased, to exhibit their claims against said estate to us the subscribers, according to law: those who neglect the limited time, will be debarred a recovery. Annah Luce, Ebenezer Luce, Adm’rs. Windham,
Aug. 23, 1794.

246. WH Sat Aug 23, 1794: Notice is hereby given, that the hon. court of probate, for the district of Plainfield, have affixed and limited the term of six months from the date hereof, for the creditors to the estate of Capt. Ebenezer Spalding, late of Brooklyn, deceased, to exhibit their claims against said estate to the executors of the last will and testament of said deceased. Those who neglect to exhibit their claims within said term, will be debarred a recovery agreeable to law. Ebenezer Spalding, Asa Spalding, Ex’rs. Brooklyn, 5th Aug. 1794.

247. WH Sat Aug 23, 1794: Notice is hereby given to the following persons hereafter mentioned, resident and non-resident proprietors of the town of Windham, that so much of their lands will be sold at public vendue at the signpost in said Windham, on Friday the 24th of October next, at one of the clock in the afternoon, on said day, as will be sufficient to pay the state and town taxes in our hands to collect, on the _____ of 1792 and 1793, with incident charges of sale, viz. Samuel Whiting’s heirs, Abigail Young, John Francis, David Johnson, jun., Joseph Neff.
Joshua Maxwell, John Clark, Collectors of state and town taxes. Windham, Aug. 21st, 1794.

248. WH Sat Aug 23, 1794: The creditors to the estate of Col. Jabez Fitch, late of Canterbury, deceased, heretofore represented insolvent, are notified, that further estate has been discovered, by means of which the average of their debts will be encreased, if not fully paid, and that six months from this date is allowed by the court of probate for the district of Plainfield, for them to exhibit their claims again for settlement. Those who neglect will be debarred a recovery. Calvin Goddard, Adm’r de bonis non. Plainfield, Aug. 5, 1794.

249. WH Sat Aug 23, 1794: Receipe; For the Ladies. For preventing that troublesome insect, the Flea, infesting persons, rooms or beds; Take a few branches of penny-royal, and hang it up in the room, lay it on or near the bed, or carry a few sprigs in the pocket, and the Flea will never make its appearance. This simple preventative has never failed of the desired effect.

250. WH Sat Aug 23, 1794: An approved Remedy for the Rheumatism. Take scurvy grass, brook lime, and water cresses of each a quarter of a peck wash them clean, put them in a well glazed earthern pot, and bake them in a slow oven until you can press out a quart of juice; put two large tablespoonfuls into half a pint of whey, and drink it in the morning fasting. This receipt is recommended by a person who found a cure from the use of it when almost disabled form the common use of her limbs.

251. WH Sat Aug 23, 1794: Anecdote. When the President of the United States, in his late tour, was at Lexington, viewing the field where the first blood was shed in the late war, he with a degree of good humour, told his informant, and others who were present that the Britons complained to Dr. Franklin of the ill usage their troops met with at Lexington battle, by the Yankies getting behind the stone walls, and firing at them; the Doctor replied, by asking them whether there were not two sides to the wall.

252. WH Sat Aug 30, 1794: Winchester, August 11. A letter from the Western country, dated July 22, concludes thus, “Gen. Scott has marched with 2000 chosen rifle-men, to reinforce General Wayne, so that we may expect this will be an active campaign against the Northern Indians. The Chickasaws and Choctaws are about to bring to our assistance 1000 of their young warriors - they have upwards of 100 with our army now.”

253. WH Sat Aug 30, 1794: A disorder prevails in New-Haven, which within a week past, has become very alarming; several have died with it, and the mortality seems to be encreasing. The students at college have been dismissed, and many families are moving out of the town.

254. WH Sat Aug 30, 1794: Strayed from the subscribers, some time in June last, a red two-year old Steer, marked with a square crop off both ears. Also, two yearling Heifers, one dark brown, the other brown and white, marked with the same mark. Likewise a black yearling Heifer, marked with a square crop off the left ear and a staple in the right ear. Whoever will give information, or return them to either of the subscribers, shall be reasonably rewarded for their trouble, by Abner Allen, Ralph Ripley. Windham, August 28, 1794.

255. WH Sat Aug 30, 1794: The Windham Medical Society, are desired to meet at Mr. John J_fford’s tavern, in Brooklyn, on the fourth Tuesday in September next, at nine of the clock in the morning. By order, Penuel Cheney, Clerk. N.B. All those that were members of said society, before the incorporation of the Medical Society, by the Legislature of this State, are still considered as such, and with their attendance at said meeting.

256. WH Sat Aug 30, 1794: The Brethren of Moriah Lodge, are requested to meet at the house of Mr. Roger Adams, in Canterbury, on Wednesday, the 24th day of September next, at 9 o’clock A.M. By order of the Worshipful Master, Luther Paine, Sec’y. Canterbury, 19th Aug. 1794.

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