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942. WH Sat Dec. 7, 1793: Knoxville, October 4. On the morning of the 29th ult. a large body of Indians, by most people who saw them, believed to be about 300, made an attack on Henry’s station about 23 miles from this place. Lieut. Tedford, and Andrew Jackson, went out very early in the morning to a field, at some distance; on hearing a heavy fire commence at the station, he ran back to try to get into it, and
unfortunately rushed in among a party of Indians laying concealed; the Lieutenant was taken and dragged about 150 yards, and put to death in a most cruel manner. Mr. A. Jackson made his escape, and got to a neighbouring station from whence the whole frontier were alarmed. A Mr.
Samuel Jackson, also went out early in the morning and fell into the hands of the savages; he was put to death in like manner with the
Lieutenant. These two men were all the Indians killed. They kept at too great a distance from the fort for the people in it to hurt them. The
neighbouring stations shewed much alacrity in turning out to relieve the attacked station. Had the Indians waited a few hours longer, they would have received a severe chastisement; but they withdrew over the Tennessee, beyond which our government restricts our operations against them.

943. WH Sat Dec. 7, 1793: Martinsburg, Nov. 18. By Mr. R. Campbell, who arrived in this neighborhood a few days since, from Lexington in
Kentucky, which he left on the 25th ult. we were informed that the evening before he departed that place, news arrived there, that Gen.
Wayne with the army then under his command, had reached Fort-Jefferson, but that the baggage wagons, 22 in number, under a guard of 100 men, (which were left 15 miles in the rear of the army) were intercepted by a body of 400 Indians, who killed and took the whole guard, with all the waggons, corn, whisky, &c. &c. The credibility of our informant leaves us little hopes but that this unfortunate event is too true.

944. WH Sat Dec. 7, 1793: Baltimore, Nov. 18. We are informed by a gentleman from the western country, who arrived in this town on Saturday last, that at General Wayne’s army was on its march, near Fort Jefferson, the ammunition and baggage waggons, under an escort
consisting of a Lieutenant and seventeen men, being about fifteen miles in the rear; were suddenly attacked by a party of Indians, who killed
the Lieutenant and five of his men, and took thirteen of the waggons. That the remainder of the men were missing, supposed to have been
carried off prisoners by the savages.

945. WH Sat Dec. 7, 1793: Windham, December 7. Died, in the West-Indies, greatly lamented by all his friends and acquaintance, Mr.
Ebenezer Devotion, jun., eldest son of Ebenezer Devotion, Esq. of this town, aged about 30 years.

946. WH Sat Dec. 7, 1793: Ten Dollars Reward. Stolen out of the subscriber’s barn, on the evening of the 2d inst. a lightish brown Mare,
(and if particular notice is taken, a number of grey hairs will be discovered all over her) her off fore foot, and her near hind foot white, black mane and tail, short dock, trots and paces, both well; has a white strip down the whole length of her face, is about 14 hands and a half high, if not more, seven years old last spring. Whoever will take up said mare and thief, and secure the thief so that he may be brought to justice, shall receive the above reward, and necessary charges; and for the mare only, handsomely rewraded, and necessary charges paid. John
Colegrove. Coventry, (State of Rhode Island, Dec. 3, 1793.

947. WH Sat Dec. 7, 1793: Strayed from the subscriber in September last, five sheep (three wethers and two ewes) they had been reded on the
rump, but the red had considerably faded; and had pieces of leather fetters on their legs. Any person who will return them to the subscriber
in Hampton shall have one dollar reward, or for giving information where they may be found, a generous reward for their trouble, by Nath’l F.
Martin. Hampton, Nov. 22d, 1793.

948. WH Sat Dec. 7, 1793: Strayed from the subscriber about the last of June, a light red Steer, two years old last spring, ear mark if any, a
square crop off the right ear, with a halfpenny the under side of the same. Whoever will give information where said Steer may be found, shall
receive a handsome reward, with necessary charges. Bela Allen. Windham, Dec. 6, 1793.

949. WH Sat Dec. 14, 1793: Winchester, (Virg.) Nov. 11. On Wednesday the 25th of September arrived at Knoxville from Cumberland, Piomingo, or the Mountain Leader, and four other Chiefs from the Chickasaw nation, escorted through the wilderness by a guard of 30 men, on their way to Philadelphia, to pay a visit to the President of the United States. On passing the garrison, they were saluted by a discharge of fifteen guns. Proceeding on their way, they were met at Abingdon by his Excellency Gov. Blount, on his return from Philadelphia, who told them that an epidemic distemper raged in that city, which carried off 50 or 60 persons daily; on which they turned back to that place, on their way to the nation.

950. WH Sat Dec. 14, 1793: From the Kentucky Gazette, of Oct. 19. We are assured by a gentleman from Green River, that a few days before he left that place, two Indians fired on a lone man, who was on horseback; one of the balls wounded him slightly across the breast, and the other when through the horse’s neck; the Indians after firing ran up to him, and he dismounted on the opposite side, and attempted to escape on foot, but being pursued by the Indians, one of which so closely as to convince him he could not escape, he turned on him, fired his piece, and wounded the Indian through the lower part of the belly. This so stopped him that the other came up, upon which the white man attempted again to make his escape, but being so closely pursued by the second, he was obliged to club his gun, and striking the Indian therewith, stopped him, upon which the Indian retreated; the white man pursued in turn, & the Indian, stumbling fell, and lost his knife and tomahawk, which the white man catching up immediately put him to death. The white man then went in search of the wounded Indian, but when he got in sight finding him on his feet, with his gun in his hand, prudently withdrew to some settlement near, and getting company, returned and found the wounded Indian had shot himself, and also stabbed himself with his knife, and lay dead.

951. WH Sat Dec. 14, 1793: Baltimore, November 25. The Editor has been favoured with the following intelligence by a private gentleman, who read a letter from Gen. Wayne to Col. Edwards of Kentucky, dated since the action with the Indians; which informs that Capt. Boyed, a
Lieutenant, and thirteen Privates were killed, and seventy Horses taken; but the ammunition and baggage waggons all secured with the Horses and Oxen.

952. WH Sat Dec. 14, 1793: Windham, December 14. Married, at Ashford, the 17th ult. Mr. Elijah Moseley, to Miss Mahala Welch.

953. WH Sat Dec. 14, 1793: Moriah Lodge. The Brethren are informed, that the celebration of St. John the Evangelist, is to be held at
Brooklyne, on the 27th day of December inst. at 9 o’clock A.M. Punctual attendance is requested by the worshipful master. Jedediah Johnson,
Assist. Sec’ry. Canterbury, Dec. 10, 1793.

954. WH Sat Dec. 14, 1793: Twenty Dollars Reward. Stolen from the subscriber in Franklin, on the ninth instant, a likely brown mare, six
years old, about fifteen hands high, trots all, with a long dock; likewise had on a silver tiped bridle, a saddle almost new with a hog’s skin seat, full we_ted [wested?], and an old po__manseau. Whoever will take up said horse and thief shall be entitled to the above reward and all necessary charges paid. For the horse and tackling only, a handsome reward and charges paid. Henry V. Champion. Franklin, December 11, 1793.

955. WH Sat Dec. 14, 1793: May be had at the Printing-Office, Bibles, Testaments, Psalm-Books, Guthrie’s Grammar, Morse’s Geography,
Dictionaries, Dilworth’s Arithmetic, Bennett’s Letters, Webster’s 1st, 2d and 3d parts, by the dozen or single, Beers’s and Daboll’s Almanacks, for the year 1794, by do. Gamuts, by do. Account Books, various sizes, Writing-paper, &c. &c.

956. WH Sat Dec. 21, 1793: Philadelphia, December 11. The following list of the names of the various Indian Nations in North America, with
the nubmer of their fighting men, is handed to us by a correspondent, who attended at the late Indian treaty, whree he procured his information. The Choctaws or Flatheads 4500, Natches 150, Chicasaws 750, Cherokees 2500, Catabas 150, Piantas, a wandering tribe 800,
Kissquoresquas 600, Kikapous 300, Shawanese 300, Delawares 300, Miamies 305; Upper Creeks, Middle Creeks, Lower Creeks, 4000, Cowitas 708, Alibomas 600, Akinsaws 2000, Ansaus 1000, Padomas 500, White and freckled Pinai 4000, Canses 1600, Osayes 600, Grand Caux 1000, Missouri 3000, Soux of the Wood 1800, Biances of White Indians with bread 1500, Asinboils 1500, Christian Caux 3000, Ouisconsas 500, Mascocins 500, Lakes 400, Muherouakes 250, Folle Avoine or the Wildoat Indians 350, Puans 700, Powatanig 350, Missasagues wandering tribes 2000, Otabas 900, Chipawas 5000, Wiandots 300, Six Nations 1500, Round Heads 2500, Algoquins 300, Nespsians 400, Chalas 130, Amitestes 550, Muckniacks 700, Abinaguis 350, Conaway, Huinas 200. 58780 The total amount of all the
Indians in North America hitherto discovered of fighting men, which being multiplied by 6, amounts to 352,680, which we may compute to be
the whole number of the men, women and children of all the tribes.

957. WH Sat Dec. 21, 1793: Windham, December 21. Yesterday, the hon. Court of Common Pleas, for the County of Windham, finished their session for December term; during which, Primus, a negro, was convicted of horsestealing, and sentenced to six months imprisonment in Newgate.

958. WH Sat Dec. 21, 1793: Windham, December 21. Died, Miss Hannah White, aged 43, daughter of the Rev. Stephen White.

959. WH Sat Dec. 21, 1793: Windham, December 21. Departed this life on Thursday, the 5th December inst. Mrs. Welthian Welles, wife of Mr. Gideon Welles, of Canterbury, a person distinguished for ___ amiable disposition, the few of kindness dwelling in her heart; the christian, the humane and social virtues, the daily ____, and early devoted herself to her God, thro Jesus Christ, and lived agreeable in the religion which she publicly professed. She was a most affectionate and faithful wife- a tender and indulgent parent; a steady and kind friend. She left the world serene and unruffled, with a cheerful and well-grounded hope of a blissful immortality. A husband overwhelmed with grief, and one surviving child remain to mourn her loss.

960. WH Sat Dec. 21, 1793: Jona. Devotion, & Co. Have just received from New-York, a fresh supply of Goods, to suit the season, which are
now exposing for sale, on the very lowest terms, for Cash, or Country produce, at their Store in Windham, (Scotland Society.) Windham, 16th
Dec. 1793.

961. WH Sat Dec. 21, 1793: Jonathan Jennings, earnestly requests every person that hath an account with him unsettled, to call and settle the same with him immediately. He is about making a general settlement of all his accounts. Those who neglect to comply with this reasonable request, cannot think it unreasonable if they are called upon in a different way. Those whose notes are become due, are desired to make an immediate payment, or they will be put into the hands of an attorney to collect. He has now for Sale, Good French Brandy, St. Croix Spirits, excellent Rum, Wine, Holland Gin, Loaf and Brown Sugars, good Hyson, Souchong and Bohea Teas, Coffee, Chocolate, Rice, Raisins, York Biscuits, Bottle Mustard, Cinnamon, Cloves, Nutmegs, Pepper, Alspice, Ginger, French Indigo, Tabacco, Snuff, good shaving Soap, Copperas, Allum, Chalk, Brimstone, Lumpblack, Cotton, two-quarts, quart, pint and half-pint Bottles, Corks, and Cork Screws; powder, Shot, Gun-flints, Crockery and Glass Ware, &c. &c. They are to be sold for the ready money, and almost all kinds of Produce, as low as at any Store in town. A generous allowance will be made to tavern-keepers who will favour him with their custom. Windham, Dec. 20, 1793.

962. WH Sat Dec. 21, 1793: The commissioned and Staff-Officers of the 5th regiment, are requested to meet at Mr. Dan Storrs’s, in Mansfield, on Tuesday the 7th day of the January next, to transact business that much concerns them.

963. WH Sat Dec. 21, 1793: Strayed or stolen from the subscriber some time in October last, a dark brown Mule, one year old. Whoever will
return said Mule or give information where the same may be found, shall have a handsome reward and necessary charges paid. Frederick Perkins. Lisbon, Dec. 17, 1793.

964. WH Sat Dec. 21, 1793: Just published at Norwich, and to be sold at this Office, A Narrative of the extraordinary Sufferings of Mr. Robert Forbes, his wife and five children, during an unfortunate journey through the wilderness, from Canada to Kennebec River, in the year 1784; in which three of their children were starved to death.

965. WH Sat Dec. 28, 1793: Windham, December 28. On Thursday evening, a little before six o’clock, the hatter’s shop occupied by Mr. Brewster, was discovered to be on fire; the alarm was immediately given, and by the spirited exertions of the inhabitants, the flames were soon extinguished, without causing any material damage, excepting the destruction of a few hats which were in the stove where the fire first
began. However, it is hoped this instance of danger, will excite a vigilant watchfulness in those who have the care of fire: the situation
of the town is such, that a little inattention to this duty, may be the means of destroying the greater part of it.

966. WH Sat Dec. 28, 1793: New-York, December 14. Extract of a letter from a gentleman at Knoxville, to his friend in Winchester, dated
November 3.
You no doubt have heard that general Sevier, by order of secretary Blount, gave immediate pursuit to the large party of Indians, who
invaded Knox county on the 25th September, and killed Alexander Cavil and family, and burnt and destroyed sundry plantations, large quantities of grain in stacks, and killed all the stock of cattle & hogs that came
in their way.
I have now to inform you, that the general after having been 17 days in the Cherokee country and having passed quite through it to the Creek village (the whole distance at least 150 miles south of the Tennessee) has returned to the frontiers with the loss of three men killed and three wounded.
He was not able to bring the whole party to action, but a part of it consisting of from 200 to 300 Indians, ambuscaded the south bank of the
Hightower river, and gave his advance, led by Capt. Evans, a very warm reception, killing at the first fire, as he ascended the bank, the three
men above-mentioned; Capt. Evans instantly returned the fire, and in a few minutes the Indians gave way, leaving several dead on the ground,
and fifteen bloody trails were discovered, where they dragged off the wounded.
Not more than thirty men had ascended the banks with Evans, and more bravery and dexterity in Indian fighting never was displayed than on
this occasion; the word of command on the Indian side, was given in Creek, and one of the leaders was shot down three times with three
several balls, advancing the moment he rose; the fourth put an end to his existence.
On the 13th of October a party of about 30 Indians killed Mrs. Lewis and 5 children, in the Greasy Cove, and destroyed their houses and
grain, killed their cattle and carried off their horses. Small parties are daily harrassing our frontiers.
The families are generally collected together in different stations, at some of which there are as many as three hundred men, women and
children, hutted on an acre of ground for their common safety.
Nothing short of the extirpation of the Creek and Cherokee nations will ensure peace to the frontiers, and it here appears much easier to
do it, than to obtain an order from government for it to be done.
Excusive parties of horse, well directed, laying waste their towns; stock and grain would shortly teach these two faithless nations to seek
safety on the west side of the Missisippi in the bosom of their friends the Spaniards; and it would not be very difficult to send the Spaniards
of East & West Florida a packing with them; for the frontier people are highly exasperated against them, and it is well known here, that many of the inhabitants of those two provinces are earnestly wishing for and ready to lend their aid, to the completion of so desirable an event.
More than half the effective men of the provinces of West Florida, are Americans, and who can doubt the part they would gladly act, if they saw
any chance of success.”

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