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217. WH Sat Dec. 3, 1791: Richmond, (Virginia,) Nov. 11. By accounts from Kentucky we learn that the Indians on the 4th of last month, fired on a party of six men, who were driving a parcel of cattle to Muskingum settlement; and killed four, wounded one, and took one man prisoner; the wounded man escaped, who had many bullet holes shot through his clothes. Amongst the number killed, was a Mr. Nicholas Carpenter, who has a family to bemoan their loss. A few days before the above affair, a man was killed near the little Hockhockin, and a negro boy taken off from the little Kanhawa, who since escaped and got home.

218. WH Sat Dec. 3, 1791: We hear from Castleton, state of Vermont, that a child of one Mr. Ford, of that town, about four years of age,
accidentally fell with an open penknife in its hand, which unfortunately went in at the inner corner of the left eye; by which means the child
expired in a few minutes. It is hoped this accident will be a sufficient warning to those who have the care of young children, not to indulge
them with instruments, capable of producing such fatal effects.

219. WH Sat Dec. 3, 1791: Last Saturday fe’nnight, Mr. Rufus Stannard, of Springfield, accidentally fell out of a boat in Connecticut river,
and before assistance could be given, was drowned.

220. WH Sat Dec. 3, 1791: Caution. A set of thieving villains have gone into the practice of altering small Certificates, (given for odd sums,
under 20s.) to large sums, sufficient to purchase a horse, &c. ­One has lately been detected, which had been altered from 3s. 8d. to 331. 3s.
8d. and others less value are know to be in circulation.

221. WH Sat Dec. 10, 1791: Winchester, October 22. A person arrived here on Wednesday last from Kentucky, who informs that he started from the crab orchards in company with several other persons; that, as they passed through the wilderness, they discovered two bodies, which had been killed and scalped by some Indians, and that he and his companions stopped and buried them. Another party who recently came in thro the Wilderness were attacked by a small number of Indians, but they all escaped, saving one woman, who fell into the hands of the savages. She, however, was fortunate enough to liberate herself afterwards, in the following manner. The night after she was taken the Indians made a large fire; and placed her between them and it; they then fell a sleep, and apparently, the woman did the same; but watching her opportunity, she stole away from them unperceived, and wandered in the woods until she came to a run of water, whose course she kept for a considerable number of miles, and at length arrived in a settlement of white inhabitants.

222. WH Sat Dec. 10, 1791: Pittsburgh, (Penns.) Nov. 15. About ten or twelve days ago, two men were killed on the Keskimenitas river, which empties into the Alleghany river some distance from this place, by the Indians. It is not known what tribe they were of, but generally supposed to be Munfees [Munsees?]. This has alarmed that neighborhood a good deal, and several families have removed into the settlement, for fear there should be other parties out, which they have reason to suppose from accounts they received from Reed’s Station, to that effect.

223. WH Sat Dec. 10, 1791: Boston, December 1. A very melancholy accident happened in this town yesterday. The ship Jefferson Capt
Roberts, being under way, going to sea, an eddy of tide, drove her against the stern of the ship Dispatch, which was lying at the end of
Long Wharf, and instantly killed Elias Robinson, of this town, Head-builder. He was busily at work in a boat, between the Dispatch and
another ship, when the Jefferson struck the Dispatch; and so sudden and forcible was the shock, that he had not time to extricate himself, but
was crushed to death between the two ships, almost instantaneously. He was a very industrious, useful and ingenious Mechanick, and his loss
will be felt a publick as well as a private misfortune. His son was with him in the boat, and very narrowly escaped.

224. WH Sat Dec. 10, 1791: Providence, December 3. We learn that John Rounds, who ran away with the Sloop Polly, belonging to Messeurs Brown and Francis, has been tried at Newbern, and convicted of Piracy.

225. WH Sat Dec. 10, 1791: Hartford, December 5. Wednesday last the Rev. Mr. Miller, was ordained Pastor of the Church of Christ in Wintonbury.

226. WH Sat Dec. 10, 1791: Hartford, December 5. On the 22d instant, departed this life at Ellington, in the 30th year of his age, the Rev.
John Ellsworth, late Minister of the Presbyterian Church, in the Island of Saba, in the West-Indies, where he fulfilled the duties of the sacred
office with fidelity, during his short residence there. A consumptive disorder which had seized him before his embarkation for the island,
increasing upon him, obliged him to return to the continent.

227. WH Sat Dec. 10, 1791: Ten Dollars Reward. The Clothier’s Shop, belonging to the subscribers, was broken open on the night of the 6th
inst. and from thence the following articles stolen, viz. A Silver watch with a painted China face, on which is the representation of two
persons; fifteen and a half yards grey Coating, about 3-4 yard wide; eight yards of dark butternut-colour’d full’d Cloth; ten yards dark
butternut-colour’d women’s wear, and six and a quarter yards London brown Worsted, for women’s wear. Whoever will apprehend the thief, that he may be brought to justice, and the articles above-mentioned restored to the subscribers, shall be entitled to the above reward, and necessary charges, or for the Goods, Five Dollars. Samuel & James Chandler. Windham, Dec. 7, 1791.

228. WH Sat Dec. 10, 1791: Drugs & Medicine. Benjamin Dyer, has just received by the ship Montgomery, from London, a large and general assortment of Genuine Drugs and Medicine, which he is now selling on the lowest terms, at his store in Windham. Of which the following are a part. ­Genuine Hooper’s Luckyer’s; and Anderson’s pills; Hill’s Balsam of Honey; Turlington’s Balsam of Life; Bateman’s Drops; British Oil; Godfrey’s Cordial; Hungary Water; Harlem Oil; Stoughton’s Elixir; Duffy’s Elixir; Dr. Bateman’s Cordial Elixir; Francis’s Female Elixir; Efrenee Burgamot, Lavender, Lemons, Peppermint; Oil of Lavender, Oil of Clover, Oil of Cinnamon; Glauber Salts; Gum Camphor; Borax; Red Peruvian Barley; Opion, Jalap; Sena; Flour Sulphur; Urinal Glasses; Hair Pencils; Sorted Tooth Brushes; Pewter Syringes, with pipes; Oil Cloth; Surgeons’ Pocket and Tooth Instruments; Phial and Phial Corks, by the gross. Also, Ink-powder and cake-ink, Wafers & Sealing-wax, raisins, Cinnamon, Cloves, Tamarinds, Ginger, Alspice, French and Pearl Barley, Sago, Salep, fine Durham Mustard, Flos. Emery, English Glue, Roll Brimstone, York Biscuit, Pomatum, Rosin, Seed and Shell Lac, Salt-petre, Gold
Litharge, fine Prussian Blue, white Vitriol, Vermilion, red and white Lead, Spanish White, Spanish Brown, Stone Yellow, Umber. Dye Stuffs.
Fustic, ground Madder, Redwood, Logwood, Allum, Verdegrease, Blue Vitriol, Oil Vitriol, Aquafortis, Argol, Cochineal, Crem Tartar,
Nutgalls, Annatto. Madeira, Malaga, and Teneriff Wines, Claret, do. in bottles. December 9, 1791.

229. WH Sat Dec. 10, 1791: Jonathan Jennings wants to purchase Twelve Hundred weight of good and well-dried skim-milk cheese, if delivered at his Store within five weeks. It must be free from cracks and huffs. For which payment will be made in Goods at Cash price. Windham, Dec. 6, 1791.

230. WH Sat Dec. 10, 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 Joseph Learned, late of Lebanon, deceas’d, to exhibit their claims against said estate, to the subscribers. Those who neglect
to bring them in by said time, will be debarred a recovery according to law. Hannah Learned, Lathrop Davis, Adm’rs. Lebanon, Dec. 3, 1791.

231. WH Sat Dec. 10, 1791: From the National Gazette. An account of a person born a Negro, or a very dark Mulattoe, who afterwards became white. By Charles W. Peale. This person resides at Mr. Bloodworth’s in Somerset county, Maryland, where I saw and conversed with him a few weeks since. He is commonly called James. Certificates can be had from gentlemen of character to the following purpose, as I had it from them:--James was born in Charles county, Maryland, about the year 1741 of a black negro other. His father was a white man, as James says, and as all believe. His birth was at Ignatius Bowman’s, and he successively belonged to the said Mr. Bowman, a William Bowman, a Mr. Hancock, Thomas Hopewell, Col. William Hopewell, and John Bloodworth, where he is at present. He was of a black or very dark Mulattoe colour until he was about 15 years of age, when some white spots appeared on his skin, and which have since gradually increased; so that at this time his skin is entirely white from head to foot, excepting a few brown specks like moles, and some blotches of a dark mulattoe colour on his cheek bones. Concurring in the above particulars, James adds of himself that he was born with some white locks of hair on his head, which still remain. That he had a child, which is in Charles county, born with such white spots of hair on the head. It is also well ascertained, by numbers with whom I conversed in the neighbourhood of James, that from their own knowledge, about sixteen years ago, he had not more white on him than there is now of black. He has a negro wife and several children by her now living. These are all black as negroes commonly are. But he knows not the condition of the child he left in Charles county, whether there has commenced any change in the colour of his skin, as the spots in the hair might promise. James is a bout fifty years old, his hair is black, with a few white spots, short and much curled (more like a mulattoe’s than a negro’s); the white spots on his head, and two white sots of hair on his chin, give him an odd appearance: He gave me the following account of the changes. A portion of the black becomes a ruddish brown colour by degrees, and remains so about six months, when it changes further and becomes white—upon this change the white parts are very tender, and are soon burnt by th sun, even to their becoming sore for a time; and afterwards the white, which is now nearly the whole of his skin, is more tender and more susceptible of injury from the sun, than it used to be in the black spots. He added, that the changes of colour from black to white, have been much more rapid of late than formerly. His skin is of a clear wholesome white, fair, and what would be called a better skin than any of the number of white people who were present at different times when I saw him. C.W.P. October 30, 1791.

232. WH Sat Dec. 17, 1791: Died suddenly, on Thursday morning, Mrs. ______ Robinson, wife of Mr. Samuel Robinson, of Scotland society.

233. WH Sat Dec. 17, 1791: The Festival of St. John the Evangelist, will be celebrated by Moriah Lodge, at the Lodge-Chamber in Pomfret, on
the 27th of December inst. at which time a sermon will be preached by the Rev. Mr. Dodge; after which an Oration will be delivered by brother
Ralph Isaacs. The brethren are desired to attend by 10 o’clock, A.M. By order of the worshipful master, Attest. David Bissell, Sec’ry. Pomfret, Dec. 16, 1791.

234. WH Sat Dec. 24, 1791: Married at Lisbon, Mr. Joseph Shephard, to Mrs. Hannah Kirtland.

235. WH Sat Dec. 24, 1791: The hon. court of probate, for the district of Windham, have allowed to the creditors of the estate of Mr. John Huntington, late of Windham, deceased, the term of six months from this date, for them to exhibit their claims against said estate. Those who
neglect to bring them in by said time, will be debarred a recovery. All persons indebted to said estate, are requested to make immediate
payment. Solomon Huntington, Mary Huntington, Adm’rs. Windham, Dec. 19, 1791.

236. WH Sat Dec. 24, 1791: We the subscribers being by the hon. court of probate, for the district of Plainfield appointed commissioners to receive and examine the claims of the creditors to the estate of Mr. Elijah Durfee, late of Canterbury deceas’d, represented insolvent—Do
hereby give notice, that six months from the __th December inst. is allowed for them to exhibit their claims, and that we shall attend on
said business at the dwelling-house of Stephen Butts, inholder, in said Canterbury, on the 1st Tuesday of March next. Eliashib Adams, Stephen Butts, Comm’rs. Canterbury, Dec. 18, 1791.

237. WH Sat Dec. 24, 1791: To be sold at public vendue so much of the real estates of the following persons as will pay their state, town and
society taxes in my hands to collect, together with incident charges of sale, viz. Silvester Allen, Amos Babcock, John Russell, John Sumner,
Robert Wilcox, non-residents to be sold for Connecticut State Notes, Interest Certificates, and State Money of 1780 date, Orders on
Civil-list, and hard Money. Said days of sale to be as follows, viz. At the sign-post in the _ft Society, the 30th, and at the sign-post in
Eastford society, the 31st of January next, by Jabez Webb, Collector. Ashford, Nov. 1, 1791.

238. WH Sat Dec. 31, 1791: Worcester, December 22. Extract of a letter from Montpelier (Vermont) dated December 5, 1791. “A melancholy accident took place here last Saturday morning, of which the following is an account. On Friday the 2nd instant, being the day after Thanksgiving in this State, the young people in this neighbourhood assembled to spend the evening in dancing. Amongst others, two young gentlemen from this town waited on two Misses Hobarts of Berlin on the other side of Onion river. After having spent the greater part of the night in merriment, they parted about two o’clock in the morning. The above mentioned couples having to cross the river in a canoe, they four (together with the ferryman) imprudently got in all at once, and had not got far from the shore before the canoe overset; but by the exertions of the ferryman they righted her, and he, together with a Me. Putnam, one of the young gentlemen, and one of the girls, got in; but in helping the other girl in, they unfortunately overset the second time. They then endeavoured for the shore—Mr. Putnam, at the danger of his life, swam ashore with the younger Miss Hobart under his arm; but were both of them so far chilled as to be unable to stand, having swam more than forty rods, as the water was high and the current swift, before they reached the shore. The ferryman got ashore by the help of the canoe; the other couple perished in the water. The young gentlemen drowned is Mr. Theophilus Wilson Brooks, son of Deacon ____Brooks of Ashford, Connecticut, a valuable young man, aged 25. The young woman is daughter of Capt. Hobart of Berlin, an amiable young woman, about twenty years of age. The body of the young woman was found about a mile below, yesterday morning ­Mr. Brooks is not yet found.”

239. WH Sat Dec. 31, 1791: Windham. Died Mr. William Young, aged 90.

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