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WINDHAM COUNTY NEWSPAPERS : WINDHAM HERALD 1791-1795
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.
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.
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
236. WH Sat Aug 2, 1794: Eli Blodget, a delirious person, son of Joshua Blodget, of Stafford, has absented himself from his fathers 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 oclock 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.
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.
239. WH Sat Aug 16, 1794: Litchfield, July 30.
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. Nathl 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 oclock 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
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 deceasd, 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
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,
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, Admrs. Windham,
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, Exrs. 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 Whitings heirs, Abigail Young,
John Francis, David Johnson, jun., Joseph Neff.
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, Admr 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_ffords 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 oclock A.M. By order of the Worshipful Master, Luther Paine, Secy. Canterbury, 19th Aug. 1794.
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