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WINDHAM COUNTY NEWSPAPERS : WINDHAM HERALD 1791-1795
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,
219. WH Sat Dec. 3, 1791: Last Saturday fennight,
Mr. Rufus Stannard, of Springfield, accidentally fell out of a boat
in Connecticut river,
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,
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 Reeds 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
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.
227. WH Sat Dec. 10, 1791: Ten Dollars Reward. The
Clothiers Shop, belonging to the subscribers, was broken open
on the night of the 6th
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. &SHY;Genuine Hoopers Luckyers;
and Andersons pills; Hills Balsam of Honey; Turlingtons
Balsam of Life; Batemans Drops; British Oil; Godfreys
Cordial; Hungary Water; Harlem Oil; Stoughtons Elixir; Duffys
Elixir; Dr. Batemans Cordial Elixir; Franciss 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
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,
deceasd, to exhibit their claims against said estate, to the
subscribers. Those who neglect
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. Bloodworths 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 Bowmans, 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 mulattoes than a negros); 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 whiteupon 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
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
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 deceasd,
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
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 oclock 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 shoreMr. 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 &SHY;Mr. Brooks is not yet found.
239. WH Sat Dec. 31, 1791: Windham. Died Mr. William Young, aged 90.
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