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354. WH Sat Dec 6, 1794: Knoxville, Octo. 11. On the 20th ult. arrived here Miss Alice Thompson and Mrs. Caffray, of Nashville, by way of Rock Landing, in Georgia from a captivity of upwards of two years with the Creeks, who inform, that notwithstanding Mr. Sea_ro__ ___ repeated assurances of the peaceful determinations of that nation, that they refused to deliver to him sundry citizens of the United States,
prisoners among them, in particular, the child of the latter, Miss Wilson, taken about two years ago, from near Bledsoe’s Lick, young Brown
the son of Mrs. Brown, near Nashville, and young Mayfield, the son of Mr. Mayfield, near the same place. They also inform that the child of
Alexander, taken from near this place, in Sept. 1793, when the rest of the family were massacred, was killed by a Creek warrior, by the stroke of a tomahawk, three days after his arrival in the nation. Miss Thompson, soon after arriving in the nation, was purchased from her
captors for 800 wt. of deer leather, equal to 166 dollars and 66 2-3 cents by a white trader to treated her with humanity; but Mrs. Caffray
was treated as a slave, and frequently scratched and torn with Gar-Teeth, by way of punishment, and made to hoe corn, beat meal, and to
perform other duties of slavery, and when released, obliged to leave her child behind her. Can Algerine Slavery be more horrid! Report says, that Double Head, one of their respectable Cherokee chiefs, who visited Philadelphia last summer, on his return, boasted, “That he had shed as much human blood as he could swim in.” He has killed only citizens of the United States.

355. WH Sat Dec 6, 1794: A long list of persons who have been killed, wounded, and taken prisoners, by the Indians, in the country south-west of the river Ohio, since the 26th of February last appears under the Knoxville head of the 11th of October last. The number amounts to 109. The Legislature of Kentucky have presented to Congress a memorial on the subject of these murders, thefts, and depredations. They solicit the protecting arm of government in support of their settlements.

356. WH Sat Dec 6, 1794: Some of the Dollars now coining at the mint of the United States, have got into circulation. Their weight is equal to
that of a Spanish dollar, but the metal appears finer. One side bears a Head, with flowing tresses, incircled by Fifteen Stars, and has the word
“Liberty” at the top, and the date, 1794, at the bottom. On the reverse, is the Bald Eagle enclosed in an Olive Branch, round which are the words “United States of America.” The exergue is well milled, indented in which are the words “One Dollar, or unit.” “Hundred Cents.” The tout ensemble has a pleasing effect to a connoiseur, but the touches of the graver are too delicate, and there is a want of that boldness of
execution which is necessary to durability, and currency.

357. WH Sat Dec 6, 1794: Married; At Preston, Calvin Goddard, Esq. to the amiable Miss Alice Hart, daughter of the Rev. Levi Hart.

358. WH Sat Dec 6, 1794: Died, on Sunday evening last, at Hartford, after a few hours illness, Mrs. Jemima Flint, relict of Mr. James Flint,
late of this town.

359. WH Sat Dec 6, 1794: The subscriber would inform his Customers, that he shall not supply them with the Windham Herald, any longer than to the 27th of December, and that he shall call upon them on the 19th of December, at 5 o’clock P.M. at Solomon Cleaveland’s, on the 20th, at 9 o’clock, A.M. at David Litchfield’s, inholder, in Canterbury; and at John Jefford’s, inholder, in Brooklyn, on the 20th, at 1 o’clock P.M. to settle with him for the papers for the year past. The subscriber hopes this information to his customers, will save him the trouble of calling upon them in a more disagreeable manner. John Adams. Canterbury, Nov. 28, 1794.

360. WH Sat Dec 6, 1794: An Evening School will be opened at Windham Academy, on Monday, the 8th of December inst. for the instruction of Youth, in Reading and Arithmetic.

361. WH Sat Dec 6, 1794: Letter of the late Dr. Benjamin Franklin, on the death of his Brother. To Miss Hubbard. I condole with you. We have lost a most dear and valuable relation. But it is the will of God and nature, that these mortal bodies be laid aside, when the soul is to
enter into real life. This is rather an embryo state, a preparation for living. A man is not completely born until he be dead. Why then should
we grieve that a new child is born among the immortals, a new member added to their happy society? We are spirits. That bodies should be lent us, while they can afford us pleasure, assist us in acquiring knowledge, or doing good to our fellow creatures, is a kind and benevolent act of God. When they become unfit for these purposes, and afford us pain instead of pleasure, instead of an aid become an incumbrance, and answer none of the intentions for which they were given, it is equally kind and benevolent that a way is provided by which we may get rid of them. Death is that way. We ourselves, in some cases, prudently choose a partial death. A mangled painful limb, which cannot be restored, we willingly cut off. He who plucks out a tooth, parts with it freely, since the pain goes with it; and he who quits the whole body, parts at once with all pains, and possibilities of pain and diseases, it was liable to, or capable of making him suffer. Our friend and we were invited abroad on
a party of pleasure, which is to last forever. His chair was ready first; & he is gone before us. We could not all conveniently start together; and why should you and I be grieved at this, since we are soon to follow, and know where to find him? Adieu, B. Franklin.

362. WH Sat Dec 6, 1794: How To Grow Rich.
Never be in bed at six in the morning, or out of it at ten at night. The early riser is always in time with his business, while the sluggard runs
after it all day, and never can overtake it. Mind your own business; if you have not enough, endavour to get more, and don’t intermeddle with that of other people. Out of every shilling you get, save one half if you can, certainly on third. If you hope for independence, keep out of debt; The honour, the reputation and the liberty of the debtor lye at the mercy of his creditor. Be just before you are generous; Never waste, nor go in debt to make entertainments; ‘Fools make feasts, and wise men eat them.’ Plenty is but a degree short of profusion; Decent frugality is the best method to attain the confidence of wise men. Credit is often a dangerous temptation, and the means of destroying itself. Like health, it is only to be preserved by prudence and moderation. Gluttony is the grave of gain. He that guttles in a few hours the income of a week must always be poor, and ultimately a beggar.

363. WH Sat Dec 13, 1794: Married, at Canterbury, on the 7th inst. Alexander Gordon, Esq. to Mrs. Hannah H. Johnson.

364. WH Sat Dec 13, 1794: David & Matthew Bolles. Have dissolved their partnership in trade; and all persons indebted to said company, are
requested to make payment unto David Bolles, jun. Who has for sale, on the most reasonable terms, for cash, country produce, or on short
credit, an elegant assortment of Dry Goods, Drugs and Medicines; also, Rum, best French Brandy, Gin, Cherry Rum, Molasses, Sugar, Tea, Spices, Salt-petre, German Steel, &c. &c. Ashford, Dec. 8, 1794.

365. WH Sat Dec 13, 1794: To be sold, a large new dwelling-house and barn, with about ten acres of good land, lying in Ashford, Eastford
society, on the post road from Hartford to Providence and Boston; a most excellent stand for a tavern keeper, trader or mechanick. The terms made cheap and easy for the purchaser, by applying to Jonathan Nichols, living on the premises.

366. WH Sat Dec 13, 1794: Screw Augers. The subscriber begs leave to inform the public, that he has served an apprenticeship with Mr.
Hartshorn, the approved auger maker, and work’d one year as a journeyman with said Hartshorn, since said apprenticeship; and that he has now set up the business in Mansfield, about two miles east of the North Society meeting house, where he makes augers of all sizes, which may be had upon the shortest notice. Any person who may be pleased to favour him with his custom, may depend on having their work done in the neatest manner. Cash, of country produce will be received in payment, and the least favour thankfully acknowledged, by the public’s obedient servent, Frederick French. Mansfield, December 9th 1794.

367. WH Sat Dec 13, 1794: Beers’ Almanack, for 1795, to be sold at the printing office.

368. WH Sat Dec 20, 1794: Lexington, Oct. 11. We understand that a party of men who went out from Fort Hamilton to bring in the body of Mr. Elliott who was killed by the Indians, as mentioned in our last, among which was Elliott’s servant, who escaped when Mr. Elliott fell, having got the body in a coffin and in a waggon, they were attacked by a party of Indians who defeated them, killed the servant, took possession of the waggon and threw out the body of Mr. Elliott. That on Friday last, a party from Cincinnati brought in the body to that place, where it was

369. WH Sat Dec 20, 1794: Windsor, (Vt.) December 8. In the high wind on the night of the 20th ult. the following lamentable accident happened in Wells. A large tree standing near the house of Mr. Silas Lee, was blown down, and falling across the house, killed two children out of three in the same bed; the children were of the age of 5, 8 and 11 years; the one aged 8, was in the middle, and the tree braking directly over him, he was miraculously saved, without the least injury, while one child on each side of him was instantly killed! Such is the uncertainty
of life.

370. WH Sat Dec 20, 1794: Windsor, (Vt.) December 8. Mr. Parker, of Claremont, has constructed a machine, which is now employed in his
fulling mill in that town, which will completely shear 30 yards of cloth in one hour. This machine may be viewed at any time by the curious,
without expence of purchasing a patent right for its construction.

371. WH Sat Dec 20, 1794: The proprietors of the Susquehanna lands residents in the County of Windham or towns adjoining are desired to
meet at Mr. Jonathan Hebard’s on Thursday the 25th day of December inst. to transact business of importance to the proprietors. Windham, Dec. 19, 1794.

372. WH Sat Dec 20, 1794: We the subscribers being appointed by the hon. court of probate, for the district of Pomfret, commissioners to
receive, examine, and adjust the claims of the creditors of the estate of Mary Ann Walker, late of Ashford, deceased, represented insolvent,
six months from the 3d of December inst. being allowed by said court to said creditors to exhibit said claim, hereby give notice, that we shall
attend the business of our appointment, on the first and last Tuesdays of march next, at the dwelling-house of Ephraim Walker, in said Ashford, at 9 o’clock forenoon on each of said days. All accounts must be properly attested, and exhibited by said time, or be barred a recovery.
Joseph Woodward, Simeon Smith, Com’rs. Ashford, 2d Dec. 1794.

373. WH Sat Dec 20, 1794: For Sale. A farm, lying in Pomfret, comprising about 280 acres of good land, well watered, with buildings
thereon, well proportioned for plowing, mowing and pasturing. It needs no further recommendation than to say that it is one of the Malbone
farms. It will be sold all together, or in two parts, as will best suit the purchaser. For particulars, enquire of Col. Cleaveland, of
Canterbury, or Aaron Cleaveland, living on the premises. December 9th, 1794.

374. WH Sat Dec 20, 1794: To be Sold. A Convenient Dwelling house, Barn, Blacksmith and Shoemaker’s shop, and about three acres of land; and a good orchard and about 20 acres of land lying within a quarter of a mile of said house, in the northwest part of Canterbury. Said premises are in a good stand for a blacksmith or shoemaker, and in a good neighbourhood, and may be had on reasonable terms, the whole or part, as may best suit the purchaser. For further particulars, enquire of Capt. Isaac Backus, or Mr. Joseph Raymond, living near the premises, or the subscriber in Mansfield. Samuel Dow. Mansfield, 12th Dec. 1794.

375. WH Sat Dec 20, 1794: For Sale. An excellent Farm in the town of Ellington; it contains 200 acres of choice land for mowing, pasturing
and plowing, with a plenty of wood, well watered, with a good orchard and good buildings thereon; it will be sold on the most agreeable terms
a purchaser can wish. The particulars may be known by applying to the printer hereof, or of Lemuel Pinney, on the premises. December 16, 1794.

376. WH Sat Dec 20, 1794: Strayed or stolen from the barn-yard of Mr. Ephraim Parker, in Mansfield, on the night after the 15th inst. a small dark brown Mare, with a white strip in her face, four years old last spring, most natural to pace, is with foal, and newly shod all round,
low carriage. Whoever will take up and return said mare to me the subscriber, shall be generously rewarded for their trouble. Richard
Hall. Mansfield, Dec. 18, 1794.

377. WH Sat Dec 20, 1794: Came into the inclosure of the subscriber, the 29th of November last, a Jack. The owner is requested to prove
property, pay charges and take him away. Uriah Kingsley. Pomfret, Dec. 15, 1794.

378. WH Sat Dec 20, 1794 Strayed or stolen from the subscriber about the 20th May last, a black mare colt, clear trotter, newly dock’d. Any
person who will return her to the subscriber, shall receive three dollars, reward, and necessary charges. David Avery. Brooklyn, Dec. 17,

379. WH Sat Dec 20, 1794: The subscriber gives this Notice, that he shall grind Salt on Thursday next. Paul Phelps. Windham, Dec. 18, 1794.

380. WH Sat Dec 27, 1794: Married, Mr. Gurdon Lathrop, Merchant, of Hampton, to Miss Betsey Rudd, of Windham.

381. WH Sat Dec 27, 1794: Died, at Pourt au-Prince, Capt. Alansing Tinker, of this town, aged 27.
At his seat in Stuben-ville, Baron Frederick de Stuben.
At Norwich, on Thursday the 18th inst. of the throat-distemper, two sons of Mr. John Trumbull, printer; one 14, and the other 9 years old.

382. WH Sat Dec 27, 1794: Wanted, as an apprentice to the printing business, a lad 14 or 15 years old. Enquire at the office of John
Trumbull, in Norwich.

383. WH Sat Dec 27, 1794: Stop Thief! Stolen from the subscriber on the night of the 25th of November last, three tanned Calf Skins, supposed to be stolen by one Daniel Tyler, who is about 21 years of age, about five feet seven inches high, thick set, long sandy hair, very freckly and light complection. Whosoever will take up said thief, and secure him so that he may be brought to justice, shall have Two Dollars reward, and all necessary charges, paid by me, Ezekiel Bushnell. Lisbon, Dec. 20, 1794.

384. WH Sat Dec 27, 1794: Broke into the enclosure of the subscriber, the 17th inst. a ridge( ) Shoat, of a whitish colour, some blue on the
rump and the head. The owner is desired to prove property, pay charges, and take him away. Nathan Starkweather. Lebahnon, December 17, 1794.

385. WH Sat Dec 27, 1794: Notice is hereby given, that the Commissioners on the estate of Nathan Abbott, late of Woodstock, deceased, have adjourned, to compleat the business of their appointment, to the first Thursday of April next; to meet at nine o’clock in the morning, at the late dwelling-house of said deceased. Simeon Smith, John Fox, Com’rs. December 16, 1794.

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