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WINDHAM COUNTY NEWSPAPERS : WINDHAM HERALD 1791-1795
565. WH Sat Dec. 1, 1792: Boston, Nov. 14. Gallipolis,
on the Ohio, Aug. 31. I will endeavour to give you some information
of the situation of the settlements on this river. On the 13th inst.
our scouts which we daily send out (amounting to one corporal and
four privates) for the protection of the inhabitants, while at work
in the fields, upon their return at five oclock P.M. were fired
upon by a party of Indians within half a mile of the stockade. One
soldier was shot through the arm and body, scalped and tomahawked
five timesnotwithstanding which he made his escape, and came
into the garrison, and is in a fair way to recover. One other was
taken prisoner, and the remainder made their escape, by the loss
of cloathing and arms. Frequently since we have had alarms, and Indians
within a quarter of a mile of the garrison, and a camp
566. WH Sat Dec. 1, 1792: Married. At Hampton, Mr. John Chandler, of Woodstock, to Miss Polly Stedman.
567. WH Sat Dec. 1, 1792: Geese Feathers. Timothy Warren wants to purchase a quantity of good live Geese Feathers, for which he will pay the highest price in Cash. Windham. Nov. 17, 1792.
568. WH Sat Dec. 1, 1792: The hon. court of probate for the district of Pomfret, have allowed six months from the first day of October last, for the creditors to the estate of Israel Marcy, late of Woodstock, deceased, to bring in their claim; those who neglect to bring them in within said limited time well attested, will be debarred a recovery. Jonathan Marcy, Admr. Woodstoc, Nov. 1, 1792.
569. WH Sat Dec. 1, 1792: To be sold at Public Vendue, on the premises, lying in the town of Hampton, on Monday the 4th day of February next, for hard money, so much of the real estate of the heirs of John Phillips, nonresident proprietors, as will pay their state, town and society taxes, in our hands to be collected, with incident charges of sale. Thomas Grow, jun., Samuel Spalding, John Hovey, Collectors. Hampton, Nov. 23, 1792.
570. WH Sat Dec. 1, 1792: Soal-Leather. The subscriber has good Soal-Leather to sell at thirteen-pence per pound. John Moulton. Windham, Nov. 27, 1792.
571. WH Sat Dec. 1, 1792: Columbia, October 27. Tuesday evening, as Mr. Harrow, of Granby, was proceeding on his way to Charleston, the straps of his saddle-bags, which fastened them behind the saddle, were cut, and the bags stolen. He did not miss them till he stopped at a house near Sandy-Run, about a mile from the spot where they were afterwards found in the road, emptied of their contents, amounting to upwards of 4000l. in gold. Mr. Harrow is unfortunately stone blind, so that the servant consequently rode before him, which prevented a timely discovery of the transaction, particularly as it was night when the robbery was committed.
572. WH Sat Dec. 8, 1792: Richmond, Nov. 15. A letter just received in town, mentions, that the Indians are very troublesome about the Rye Cove; and that James Parberty, of Franklin county, was murdered by the savages, on his route from Kentucky to this state.
573. WH Sat Dec. 8, 1792: Winchester, Nov. 12. Intelligence
from the Cherokee nation, respecting the attack on Buchanans
574. WH Sat Dec. 8, 1792: Wilmington, Nov. 10. Accounts are received, by express from the westward, that nine hundred Indians had attacked a fort near Cumberland river, but that they were repulsed with great slaughter.
575. WH Sat Dec. 8, 1792: Pittsburgh, November 8. On
Friday the 2d inst., was executed in Hillsborough, Orange County,
North Carolina, Samuel Fuller, of Granville County, for the horrid
and unnatural murder of his son. Mr. Fuller, till within a few years
past, has conducted himself as a good and respectable citizen, has
raised a family in good repute, and by his industry and frugality,
acquired considerable property. Unfortunately for mankind, their
passions, in some unguarded moments, get the better of reason and
every human feeling, in
576. WH Sat Dec. 8, 1792: New York, November 24. The scarlet and putred fevers, rage with great violence in this city, they are very contagious, as is always the case with such fevers, and generally prove fatal to those who are attacked; not being confined to any particular description of people, but both old and young equally feel their malignant effects.
577. WH Sat Dec. 8, 1792: Died, on Wednesday evening in this city, very suddenly, of a putred fever, Dr. James Cogswell. The Doctors death is a public loss, and is truly regretted by all who knew him.
578. WH Sat Dec. 8, 1792: Norwich, December 4. On Thursday
evening last, a young man by the name of Cook, aged 19, was instantly
killed in this town by the bursting of a swivel. The circumstances
as near as we can collect were as follows: In celebration of the
day (being thanksgiving) a large number of boys had assembled, and
by pillaging dry casks from the stores, wharves, &c. had erected
a bonfire on the hill back of the Landing, and to make their rejoicings
more sonorous, fired a swivel several times, at last, a foolish fondness
for a loud report induced them to be pretty lavish of their powder,
and then fill the swivel with turfthe deceased touched the
fire to the powderthe explosion
579. WH Sat Dec. 8, 1792: A statement has been published, in a late paper, of the different Indian tribes an nations from the lakes of Canada to the Gulph of Mexico. According to that statement, there exist on that space, and along the western side of the Mississippi, fifty-two nations, the total amount of men belonging to which (fit for bearing arms)is fifty-eight thousand, nine hundred and thirty; of which there may be about thirty-five thousand warriors.
580. WH Sat Dec. 8, 1792: Died.
581. WH Sat Dec. 8, 1792: useful for all House-Keepers. Just come to hand, and to be sold by the Printer hereof, The Frugal House-Wife, or Complete Woman Cook: wherein The dressing all sorts of Victuals, with cleanliness, decency and elegance, is explained in five hundred approved Receipts.
582. WH Sat Dec. 8, 1792: We the subscribers being by the hon. court of probate for the district of Windham, appointed commissioners on the estate of Mr. Thomas Brooks, late of Lebanon, deceased, represented insolvent, do hereby notify the creditors to exhibit their claims to us, for which purpose we shall meet at the dwelling-house of Mr. James Tickner, in Lebanon, on the first Mondays of March, April and June next, at one oclock P.M. The time limited for the Creditors to exhibit their accounts, is six months, from the date hereof. Samuel Fullar, Charles Swift, Commrs. Lebanon, Dec. 5, 1792.
583. WH Sat Dec. 8, 1792: The hon. court of probate, for the district of Windham, have allowed the term of six months from the 4th day of December instant, for the creditors to the estate of Benjamin Smith, late of Windham, deceased, to bring in their claims: those who neglect to bring them in by said time, will be debarred a recovery. Samuel Baker, Benjamin Smith, Admrs. Windham, December 6th, 1792.
584. WH Sat Dec. 15, 1792: Abstract of an Estimate
of the expenditures of the Civil List of the United States, together
with the incidental and contingent expenses of the several departments
and offices, for the year 1793, as reported by the Secretary of the
Treasury to the House of Representatives.
585. WH Sat Dec. 15, 1792: Knoxville, October 20. Yesterday
returned to this town from performing a three months tour of duty
in Mero district, a company of mounted infantry, commanded by Hugh
Beard, and two companies of infantry, under the command of captains
Brown and Lusk. Notwithstanding the vigilance of those companies,
so extended are the frontiers of Mero, and covered with almost impenetrable
canebrakes, the following will shew to what length the Indians have
carried their depredations, since the attack on Buchannans
586. WH Sat Dec. 15, 1792: Martinsburgh, November 19.
587. WH Sat Dec. 15, 1792: By a gentleman immediately
from Canada, says a late Portsmouth paper, we are informed, that
another battle with the hostile Indians will inevitably take place
soon; he has been amongst those peacebly inclined for the purpose
of purchasing furs, and by what we can learn from them, they are
much exasperated at the insults offered by some of those outlawed
vagrants who have fled from justice and took up their abode on the
frontiers, and who are constantly doing something to enrage them.
Our informant adds, that at the
588. WH Sat Dec. 15, 1792: Died.
589. WH Sat Dec. 15, 1792: A Natural Phenomenon!! A
most wonderful event has lately occurred in the county of Kilkenny
in Ireland. A bog of very large extent, has been agitated in a manner
something resembling water when it boils. The noise it makes is tremendous,
and may be heard at the distance of forty milesNor is this
all. It has emitted with violent force, large pines which have been
buried in its bosom several centuries, more than a mile in height,
and they descend with such force as to bury part of their stems several
feet in the earth, leaving the remainder in an erect position. Some
of the pines, in their descent, have crushed some peasants and damaged
many cottages. The bog
590. WH Sat Dec. 22, 1792: George-Town, (S.C.) Oct. 27. On the 9th instant, at Cheraws, wile Mr. Godfrey and his family were absent from their house, a man entered into it, and after driving away the negroes, robbed the house of wearing apparel and other things to the value of fifty guineas.
591. WH Sat Dec. 22, 1792: Fredericksburgh, Nov. 23. Yesterday came on before a special corporation court, the examination of Mr. Thomas Ross, as the supposed instrument of the death of Mr. James William (carpenter). He is ordered for further trial at the district court. The character of Mr. Ross as a good neighbour, an honest and industrious man, is well established, and we hope for a favourable issue to this unfortunate affair.
592. WH Sat Dec. 22, 1792: Alexandria, Nov. 26. Last Sunday evening a Negro man (commonly called Boyds Anthony) lost his life in an encounter with one of his own colour. The circumstance occasioning his death (which was sudden) was a dislocation of one of the vertebrae of the neck. Some phenomenae occurred arising from the nature of the injury, which, as they are singular and therefore interesting to the gentlemen of the faculty, deserve to be mentioned. He was heard to articulate some words distinctly after the dislocation. The heart and arteries continued their action for many minutes after respiration had entirely ceased, and upon dissection a large quantity of blood was found in the cavity of the breast and in the air vessels of the lungs.
593. WH Sat Dec. 29, 1792: Augusta, November 17. On
Monday last, the Circuit Court of the United States for this district
was opened by the Hon. Thomas Johnson, one of the associate Justices
of the Supreme Court of the United States, and the Hon. Nathaniel
Pendleton, district Judge of this district. Four persons who sailed
from Boston to the Island of Martinique, and from thence to Savannah
in May last, were indicted and tried for stealing on the high seas,
near the Island of Martinique, a number of Negroes belonging to the
Island; Samuel Skinner of Boston, was Supercargo of the vessel, and
who appeared to be the principal, was found guilty by the Jury, on
his own confession, upon the
594. WH Sat Dec. 29, 1792: Richmond, December 3. On
Monday last we mentioned, that eight Cherokees had arrived at Knoxville
to assure governor Blount of the pacific disposition of their nation;
the gentleman who furnished us with a verbal account of the Indian
movements which appeared in our paper on the abovementioned day,
assures us that he so far erred in our detail, as their assurance
of peace and friendship did not extend to the nation at large, but
was confined merely to their own towns. At the time of the departure
of the Warriors sun from Eastanaula, John Watts had so far
recovered from the wounds which he had received in the attack on
Buchanans Station, as to be able to
595. WH Sat Dec. 29, 1792: Portland, December 13. Sunday Last arrived here Brig Swan Capt. Milliken from Martinique. On his passage in lat. 36 long. 68 came athwart a wrecked Sloop almost new, yellow sides, having a small figurehead &SHY; Masts sails and rigging gone by the board, floating alongside. Capt. Milliken took from the wreck several articles of sails and rigging and some provisions &SHY; several barrels had on them the name Norwich. She appeared to be out but a few days from port. Her stern was torn from the hull, so that no name was discovered. A shirt was found on board marked D. Vail.
596. WH Sat Dec. 29, 1792: Married. At Mansfield, Mr. Elijah Martin, to Miss Polly Balcom.
597. WH Sat Dec. 29, 1792: The Member of the Windham Literary Society, are informed, that their usual meeting will be held at Mr. Perkins office, on Wednesday evening next, 6 oclock.
598. WH Sat Dec. 29, 1792: Ran away from the subscriber on the 17th inst. Samuel Bumpos, an indented servant man, about 22 years old. Whoever will return said servant, shall receive two cents reward, and no charges paid. All persons are forbid harbouring said Bumpos, on penalty of the law. Jonathan Hovey. Mansfield, 27th, Dec. 1792.
599. WH Sat Dec. 29, 1792: The subscribers request all those in the North Society of Canterbury, who have taken the Windham Herald the year past, or who wish to take them the year ensuing, to meet at Lieut. David Litchfields, inholder in the North Society in Canterbury, on Thursday the 3d day of January next, at one oclock P.M. in order to adopt regular measures to obtain said paper. John Adams, Roswell Parish, December 25, 1792.
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