592. WH Sat Aug 1, 1795: Augusta, June 18. His Excellency
the Governor returned from Savannah Sunday last, at which place he
had been for the purpose of meeting with a number of the Chiefs of
the Creek Nation in consequence of a notification from Major Seagrove,
Agent of Indian Affairs, with those chiefs came in two or three hundred
Indians, as far as Beards Bluff, at which place Major Seagrove met
them, and gave them a very pertinent and promp talk; after which
the Chiefs were escorted to Savannah, where the Governor had a talk
with them, in the course of which he told them that, five years had
elapsed since the Treaty at New-York, that we had rigidly complied
on our part, with every
stipulation, that they had not complied on their part that he now wished to know
whether they intended, wished or had it in their power to
comply, as it was high time our citizens should receive the property plundered
from them, they seemed not to understand him, but on the
questions being again put, and the Governor observing at the same time the treaty
was promulgated in the federal Hall New-York, that
MGillivray and the Chiefs who accompanied him, engaged on their part and
in behalf of their Nation, for the due performance thereof, and the
President on the part of the United States, that he did not think they could
be ignorant of the engagement, for when he looked round he saw two chiefs who
were present at the treaty, they then understood him and asked for time to give
answer, they took about a day and answered to
this effect: - That it was not in the power of the nation to comply with that
article of the treaty for the restoration of the property taken previous to the
treaty, that MGillivray had deceived them, that he well knew a great part
of the property was in the hands of the Spaniards and
could not be collected, that they thought it was in their power to return the
property taken subsequent to the treaty, that they were willing to make compensation
for property that could not be restored. The Governor desired them to inform
Major Seagrove what mode they intended to adopt to make compensation which they
promised to do. The Mad Dog in the presence of the Governor desire Mr. Seagrove
to apply to the President of the United States to point out some mode by which
compensation may be made. At this meeting there were about 50 chiefs,
several of whom had not been within our lines since the Revolution, who expressed
the warmest wishes that a permanent peace might be
established, as a proof of which they brought in with them upwards of 20 negroes,
some prisoner and some horses.
593. WH Sat Aug 1, 1795: Knoxville, June 5. On Thursday
last arrived in town, five Choctaw Chiefs, with their interpreter,
on their way to visit the President of the United States.
594. WH Sat Aug 1, 1795: Knoxville, June 19. On the
29th of May, a party of four or five Indians, and a white man in
an Indian dress, attacked Capt. Logan, two of his soldiers, a woman,
and three children, upon the Kentucky road, near Logans station,
killed one of the soldiers by the name of Manes, and a little girl
about nine years old, and carried off the woman, or murdered her
where she could not be found. Her horse was found some distance from
the road stabbed in five places. The woman and child were of the
name of Beavers.
We learn that on or about the first inst. a large party of Creeks, said
to consist of between 800 and 1000, had surrounded the Chickesaw towns,
and confined the inhabitants to their forts. Prior to our informants
leaving the Chickesaws, a skirmish had taken place between
them and the Creeks, and several were killed on both sides. A distinguished
Chickesaw Chief of the name of Underwood, it is said is among the killed.
It is said, the Spaniards are erecting a fort at the Chickesaw Bluff,
upon the east bank of the Missippi, in lat. 35 degrees North, within
limits of this territory, and that on the 24th of May last, his Excellency
Governor Guyoso [Guyofo?], of the Natches, was at that place. If this
be true, it is so rapid a stride of encroachment, that the United States
cannot behold it with indifference.
595. WH Sat Aug 1, 1795: Daniel Crocker & Co. Have
just received a new and general assortment of Goods, which are now
offered for sale on such terms as they trust will please. They want
to purchase a quantity of checkd Flannel, to be delivered by
the 15th of September next. Those who have accounts open with said
company, of more than a years standing, are requested to call
on them for settlement. Mansfield, 29th July, 1795.
596. WH Sat Aug 1, 1795: General Orders. State of Connecticut,
June 13, 1795. The Captain General directs that the annual and inspection
returns of the Militia of this State,, agreeably to the forms distributed
for that purpose, be accusately completed, and punctually transmitted
to the Adjutant General, by the 20th of October next. By order, Eben.
Huntington, Adjt. Gen.
597. WH Sat Aug 8, 1795: Mr. Jonathan Kingsley of Woodstock,
(Vermont) now in the 77th year of hi age, was born in the year 1718,
at Windham, (Con); and at the age of 26 years was married to a young
woman, (by whom he had 9 children) and who died the 18th of July,
1793; and, on the 26th of June, 1794, he again married to a young
woman of the age of 25 years, who, on the 10th of April 1795, was
delivered of a beautiful daughter. The youngest child whom he had
by his first wife, was a grand-mother, before he married to his present
one. The number of children, and great grand children, are 100. Farm.
598. WH Sat Aug 8, 1795: Windham. Died, at Canterbury,
Mrs. Jerusha Pellet, relict of Mr. Jonathan Pellet, aged 79.
599. WH Sat Aug 8, 1795: From the Farmers Weekly
Museum. Go pick up a basket of chips, Tom, says a father. I cant
go now, answers Tom. Dont tell me you cant, says the
father in a pet; go along quick, and do as I tell you. Tom begins
to pout and make excuses. Dont you mind? continues the father.
Ill teach you to do as you are bid; boxes his ears. Tom bellows
heartily; seizes the Basket; staves it out at the
door; scratches up chips, dirt and all together; flings them into the
basket as though he meant to revenge upon it the injury done his ears
lugs them into the house, and overhears his indulgent mother chiding
her husband for his severity. Upon this Tom takes new courage and resolves
to show his spunk; staves down his basket; oversets the frying pan, and
mingles chips, dirt, bacon and eggs, all together upon the hearth. The
mothers tone is now changed; her resentment is raised to the highest
pitch; she flies at him; lays him over the head and shoulders. After
the shower of blows subside, Tom cries out, you have not hurt me, but
continues bawling as though he had lost every part of his head, but his
tongue. For half an hour, nothing is to be heard but the bellowing, sobbing
and muttering of Tom. The mother is sick of the noise, and appeals to
the father for a redress of grievances. I would not have such a noise
in the house. Tom is old enough to be taught better, says the good woman.
You know it does no good to try to still him; it is his nature, and he
cant help it, answers the husband. Poor man! You are not the only
person, who would impute your own faults to nature. Look into your garden;
if I may form a judgment of it from Toms conduct, it is sadly overrun
with weeds. Whose is the fault, natures or your own? In the spring,
it was sown with the seeds of whatever is pleasing or useful; you ought
to have improved it, instead of that you have suffered
ill weeds to grow apace, overshadowed the flowers, and choak the
useful plants. It is just so with Toms mind. Nature generally perfects
her works, but she has left it with man to give the finish in stoke to himself.
The infant mind may be well compared with a garden; the parents are the gardeners.
The seeds of judgment, fancy, and social intercourse are sown by nature, and
only need cultivation. The soil is fertile; noxious weeds are continually springing
up, and should be cropped in the bud. No passion should be allowed to shoot
up in too luxuriant a growth; a proper harmony should be observed thro the
We are assured that children shall not be punished for the crimes of
their parents; but certainly in many instances parents are blamable for
their childrens faults.
The science of family government may be comprehended in a few words.
Never command your child to do any thing, but what is reasonable; speak
but once; let it be with a mild, but decisive tone; trouble not yourself
to run, or even look to see whether your commands are executed;
at least, not till the child has time to weigh your words; this will
show that you suspect your own authority. If your child disobey, or be
guilty of any other faults, first try the force of argument; address
yourself to the feelings and apprehensions of the mind; arguments applied
to the heart are more effective than those applied to the back. If you
are uniform in your government, your precepts, your commands, and your
countenance will accomplish the end. But in case of obstinacy, if nothing
else avail, use the rod, and never lay it aside till the will is subdued.
600. WH Sat Aug 15, 1795: Windham. The heavy rains
which fell Wednesday and Thursday last, occasioned the greatest freshet
in the Shetucket, and other rivers in this vicinity, ever known,
except the great flood in June, 1789. Most of the low lands bordering
the rivers, were overflowed, and the irresistible torrent which rushed
over the fields, swept off great quantities of hay, carts, fences &c.
even large trees were forced up by the roots, and hurried down the
current. Within a few days past five stage horses have dropped in
their harnesses, between New-London and New-Haven, owing to excessive
heat. A man in Coventry, last Saturday, fell down dead as he was
working in the field. Another person in Lisbon, died as he was pitching
hay from a cart; both it is supposed, occasioned by the extreme heat
of the weather.
601. WH Sat Aug 15, 1795: Regimental Orders. The field,
commissioned and staff officers of the 5th regiment, in the 5th brigade
are requested to meet at Mr. Dan Storrs, inholder in Mansfield,
on the 26th day of August inst. at 9 oclock in the morning, to
consult matters respecting the regimental review. By order of Abel Simmons,
jun. Lt. Col. Comdt.
602. WH Sat Aug 15, 1795: A Bargain. To be sold, two
yoke of large Cattle in forwardness for fatting; also, a likely horse
Colt, two years
old, by Abel Tracy. Tolland, August 12, 1795.
603. WH Sat Aug 15, 1795: We the subscribers being
by the hon. court of probate for the district of Plainfield, appointed
receive and examine the claims of the creditors to the estate of Samuel
Ransom, late of Canterbury, deceased, represented insolvent; give
notice, that six months are allowed from the 7th of April last. To the
creditors to exhibit their claims. We shall attend said business at the
dwelling house of Capt. Lot Morgan in said Canterbury, on the first Monday
of September, and first day of October next at one oclock P.M.
on each of said days. Lot Morgan, Jeremiah Brown, Comrs. Canterbury,
July 10, 1795.
604. WH Sat Aug 15, 1795: The hon. court of probate
for the district of Plainfield, hath allowed eight months from this
date for the creditors
to the estate of Shubael Cleaveland, late of Canterbury deceased, to
exhibit their claims against said deceaseds estate, or be debarred
recovery, agreeable to law. All persons indebted to said deceaseds
estate are requested to make immediate payment to Lot Morgan, Admr.
Canterbury, 4th August 1795.
605. WH Sat Aug 22, 1795: Salem, August 11. Last Thursday
was executed at Ipswich, Pomp, a Negro servant of Capt. Furbush,
of Andover, for the murder of his master. The imprudent promises,
and rash corrections of the master, had incited this very ignorant
wretch to a cool perpetration of his crime. During his confinement
he discovered extreme ignorance, but no vile passions. He was subject
to fits, and to transient deliriums, and had been often confined
upon these accounts. His ignorance explains his conduct, and the
hopes encouraged that he should take possession of his mistress,
and the estate, after his masters death. He was carried into
the meeting-house at 11 oclock. A solemn prayer was made by
Rev. Mr. Frisby of Ipswich, and a judicious and well adapted sermon
by Rev. Mr. Dana, from the solemn denunciation, He that sheddeth
mans blood, by man shall his blood be shed. Mr. Bradford of
Rowley prayed at the place of Execution. The Negro remained unmoved
through the whole scene. He was directed to pray in his last moments,
and he prayed with great solemnity. The officers discharged their
duty, and there was great good order on the melancholy occasion.
Would it be amiss to give a Criminal a decent dress, when brought
into view for a public execution? We are told, there has not been
an execution at Ipswich above 70 years before, and only two at Salem
within a Century. So that these public executions are all which have
happened in the county of Essex for a century past. The three last
criminals were not born in the State.
606. WH Sat Aug 22, 1795: Windham.
The Rev. Dr. Dwight has accepted his invitation to the Presidency of
Yale College; and it is expected that he will be inaugurated on
preceeding Commencement, at 10 oclock, A.M.
Last week, Mr. Thomas Pooler, of Brooklyn, fell from a Bridge in that
town, and was drowned.
At East-Hartford, on Thursday, 13th inst. William Dyar, a Journeyman
Papermaker, fell from a small bridge into Hockanum river, and was
immediately carried by the rapidity of the current over two milldams
607. WH Sat Aug 22, 1795: Windham. Died.
Mrs. Mary Gilbert, consort of Mr. James Gilbert, aged 26.
At Canterbury, Mrs. Deborah Hyde, consort of Mr. Comfort Hyde.
At Plainfield on the 10th inst. Mrs. Sarah Perkins, wife of Doctor Elisha
Perkins of that place. The many objects of her bounty, as well
as those who have been welcomed by her hospitality, will long be witnesses
of the benevolence of her heart, and feelingly sympathize, with a numerous
family, in the loss of this most excellent woman.
608. WH Sat Aug 22, 1795: Lands for Sale. The Subscribers
have for Sale, considerable quantities of New Lands, in the states
Pennsylvania, and Georgia, which they will dispose of upon reasonable
terms to individuals intending to emigrate, to companies formed for
projecting settlements, or to other adventurers. Of the land alluded
to, are the following; to wit,
A body of about 40,000 acres, situated upon the waters of the river Susquehannah,
in the county of Luzerne, and State of Pennsylvania. This
tract approaches within less than a mile of the Great Bend of the Susquehannah,
and within 20 miles of Delaware, having settlements upon
its borders, and within its vicinity in every direction. It is laid out
into Farms of between four and five hundred acres each, and is to be
sold collectively, in separate parcels, or in single lots.
About 20,000 acres in the county of Ulster and State of New-York, being
part of No. 38, in the Great Hardenberg Patent. This tract is
situated between the two branches of the Delaware, on the Papakunk, has
considerable settlements actually commenced within its limits, and is
to be sold in a body.
About 5,500 acres in the township of Franklin, in the county of Otsego,
and state of New-York. This tract lies between the Mohawk branch
of the Delaware river, and the Susquehannah, joining upon the Delaware
on the East. It is in the neighbourhood of Harpersfield, a well settled
country, and is to be disposed of in a collective body.
About 8,000 acres in the county of Northampton, and state of Pennsylvania,
nearly equally distant from the Delaware and Susquehannah
rivers, and no more than six or eight miles from either. This tract is
surveyed into sizeable Farms, situated in the midst of considerable
settlements and to be sold collectively or in single lots.
About 11,000 acres in the County of Ulster and State of New-York situated
in different divisions of the Minisink Patent and to be disposed of in
a collective body.
A tract of 30,000 acres in the late county of Washington and State of
Georgia, lying upon the waters of the Oconec and Ohoopec River, about
50 miles from Louisville, the contemplated seat of Government. This will
be sold collectively or in thousand acre lots.
Further information of the abovementioned, as also of several other tracts
of land, and indisputable titles to the same may be obtained by
applying to Ephraim Kirby, At his Office in Litchfield, or to Samuel
A. Law, At his Office in Cheshire. August 11, 1795.
609. WH Sat Aug 22, 1795: State of Connecticut, August
17, 1795. Brigade Orders for the fifth Brigade. By the General. For
Regiment, Newman Sumner, is appointed Adjutant. For the 11th, the Rev.
William Graves, Chaplain, in the room of the Rev. Noahdiah Russell, resigned.
Amos Payne, Quarter-Master. Noadiah Russell, jun, Pay-Master. For the
12th Regiment, Asa Dutton, Pay-Master. For the 21st Regiment, William
Pitt Cleaveland, Quart. Mast. For the 5th Regiment of Cavalry, John Newcomb,
Adjutant. And they are feverally to be obeyed accordingly. By Order of
the General, John MClellan, Brigade-Major.
610. WH Sat Aug 22, 1795: The subscriber wishes to
hire one, or two Journeymen that are good workmen at the Blacksmithing
business, for the term of one year: He also wishes to take one or
two active lads as apprentices to the said business, to whom generous
encouragement will be given, in schooling &c. Asa Nowlen. Canterbury,
August 19th, 1795.
611. WH Sat Aug 22, 1795: Wanted immediately, a Journeyman
Bookbinder, one who is a good workman. Apply to the Printer hereof.
612. WH Sat Aug 29, 1795: Winchester, August 10. Saturday
last passed through this town, on their way to the seat of government,
Major Wm. Colbert, a Chickasaw Chief, and two other Chickasaws, viz.
William M. Gillivray, and John Brown, the younger. They were accompanied
by colonels Hayes and M Gee; the latter as interpreter. The business
we understand, is to endeavor to procure assistance from the United
States against the Creeks, who have commenced war against the Chickasaws,
and who will in all probability cut them off, unless speedy relief
is afforded them.
613. WH Sat Aug 29, 1795: Richmond, August 7. The following
wanton Murder was committed on Monday the 27th ult. near Hickory
Princess Anne county. William Stone and Batson Land, both inhabitants
of said county, having some differences on Sunday evening respecting
money matters, parted seemingly displeased. Next morning Mr. Land on
coming to Stones house for the purpose of reconciling their dispute,
was fired at by Stone from his door, with a musket loaded with buck shot,
the contents of which lodged in Lands body; he survived only a
few hours. Stone, on hearing of Lands death, surrendered himself
to a Magistrate; but, on conducting him to Kempsville jail, he thought
proper (for the present) to evade justice by a precipitate flight into
the woods. What adds to this melancholy catastrophe is, their being in
the closest intimacy and having large families.
614. WH Sat Aug 29, 1795: Salem, Aug. 18. Murder of
George Wilkinson. On Friday evening a melancholy affair happened
in this town. One George Wilkinson, aged 24, of Sunderland, in England,
who lately left an English ship on our coast, had made an appointment
to meet at eight oclock a woman of his acquaintance at Henry
Blackburns, the Chimney-Sweeper at the lower end of St. Peters
street. Wilkinson had
received his advance wages on the preceeding day, and generously furnished
the party consisting of Blackburn and his wife, and himself
and girl, with a supper of bread and cheese and good liquor. At ten oclock
he proposed to depart, but Blackburn forbid him, but persisting,
Blackburn, the light being out, took a sword and struck him below the
breast. It entered several inches and passed into the Colon, injuring
several blood vessels as it passed. Wilkinson fell, but no alarm was
made till two oclock, and then in consequence of the groans of
unhappy man. Upon the discovery, Blackburn was ordered to go for a physician.
The man lingered till the afternoon, and then expired. He
deposed before he died, upon oath before the Magistrates, that there
had been no quarrel previous to the fatal stroke, nor could the wretch
killed him, and who was present at the oath, make any excuse but his
intemperance. A jury of inquest was called, and gave their verdict
Wilful murder by the hands of Henry Blackburn. He was buryed from the
charity house on Sunday evening.
615. WH Sat Aug 29, 1795: Windham. We are informed
(says a Hartford paper) by a gentleman from Vermont, that the farmers
in general, in that State, have been very fortunate in gathering
in their harvest, which has been greater this season than was ever
known. Good old wheat, he says, is now selling there at four shillings
and six pence per bushel. We also learn, from all quarters of this
country, that so great a quantity of English grain was never raised
in one season, and that Indian corn is likely to be very good. There
is likewise, a prospect of Cyders being very plenty. (Of consequence,
we may anticipate a great deal of domestic news next winter.)
616. WH Sat Aug 29, 1795: Public Notice is hereby given,
that during the month of September next, attendance will be given
at my office of
Inspection at Windham, in the county of Windham, for the purpose of receiving
of all possessors of taxable Carriages who reside within said
county their entries of such Carriages and the duties required thereon,
in and by an act of the Congress of the United States, dated the fifth
day of June, 1794, entitled, An act laying duties upon carriages for
the conveyance of persons. All possessors of such Carriages are cautioned
against neglecting their duty herein, as they would avoid the penalty
in said act provided. Licenses for Retailing may be obtained at the said
office of Inspection agreeable to another act of Congress of the same
date, entitled, An act laying duties on Licences for selling Wines, and
Foreign Distilled Spirituous Liquors by retail. All persons are cautioned
against retailing contrary to said act, as they would avoid the penalty
therein provided. Those who have heretofore taken out licences, which
will expire on th 30th day of September next, will
subject themselves to the penalty in case they should continue to retail
after said day without having first taken out new Licences. Edmund
Badger, Auxiliary officer of the Revenue. Windham, August 20, 1795.
617. WH Sat Aug 29, 1795: The hon. court of probate,
for the district of Windham, have allowed the creditors of estate
of Col. Ebenezer Gray,
late of Windham, deceased, six months from the date hereof, to exhibit
their claims against said estate, to the subscriber or be debarred a
recovery agreeable to law. Attendance will be given for the purpose aforesaid,
at the dwelling house of John Staniford, innholder, in
Windham. All persons indebted to said estate, are requested to settle
the same immediately with the subscriber. John Staniford, Jun. Admr.
Windham, August 21, 1795.
618. WH Sat Aug 29, 1795: A Farm to be sold in Mansfield
first society two miles from the Meeting house, on the road from
Mansfield to Ashford, containing about forty acres, with a convenient
house, barn and blacksmiths shop, well proportioned for mowing,
plowing and pasturing, with some wood-land, a convenient stand for
a mechanic of any denomination. For further particulars, enquire
of the subscriber living on said premises. Jonathan Nichols.
619. WH Sat Aug 29, 1795: The subscribers for the Library
in the first society in Mansfield, are desired to take notice, that
stands adjourned to Tuesday the first day of September next, to meet
at the dwelling house of Mr. Dan Storrs in Mansfield at two oclock
P.M. A general attendance is requested. C. Southworth, Moderator of said
Meeting. Mansfield, August 24th, 1795.
620. WH Sat Aug 29, 1795: Good Seed Wheat to be sold
by John Brown. Windham, August 28, 1795.