34. WH Sat Feb. 1, 1794: New York, January 16. Town
of Tuckabache, on the Talappoose river, Upper Creeks, November 30,
1793: Sir, It is with pleasure I inform your Excellency, that in
consequence of a meeting, which I have had at this place with the
chiefs of all the Creek nations, that peace and good understanding
is again re-established, between the United States, and the said
nation. The Creeks bind themselves to deliver to me all the prisoners
in this land; to restore all the negroes, horses and cattle taken
from Georgia, for twelve months past, to punish capitally, five or
more of their aggressors. Measures are taken to carry into effect
all these desirable objects; and runners are
sent in every direction, to make known the news of peace, and strictly to forbid
their people from injuring the persons or property of the
people of your State or of the United States. I have therefore to request that
your Excellency will lose no time in promulgating this
information throughout your State, thereby to prevent any outrage being offered
to such Indians as may appear on your frontier belonging to this nation, whilst
they conduct themselves as friends. I have not time to be more particular at
present, but shall do myself the honour of writing to you again in a few days,
and am with due respect, Your humble servant, James Seagrove. Agent Indian Affairs,
S.D.U.S. His Excellency the Gov. of Georgia.
35. WH Sat Feb. 1, 1794: Windham, February 1, 1794.
Married, Mr. Amasa Palmer, of Mansfield, to Miss Clarissa Smith,of
this town, (Scotland society)
36. WH Sat Feb. 1, 1794: Died.
At Canterbury the 22d inst. Mrs. Amy Geer, the wife of Mr. Jacob Geer,
In Newgate Prison, in England, the famous Lord George Gordon.
37. WH Sat Feb. 1, 1794: Notice is hereby given to
those persons in the second society in Pomfret, who wish to continue
the Windham newspapers, to meet at the house of Capt. Benjamin Ruggles,
on Thursday the 6th day of February next, at 5 oclock P.M.
Pomfret, Jan. 23, 1794.
38. WH Sat Feb. 1, 1794: The Coopers of the county
of Windham, are desired to meet at the house of Mr. John Stanniford,
in Windham, on
Monday next, 12 oclock. January 28, 1794.
39. WH Sat Feb. 1, 1794: Good Onion Seed, by the pound
or less quantity, to be sold at the printing office.
40. WH Sat Feb. 1, 1794: On the Marriage of Mr. Mudd
to Miss W.
Lots wife, we read, in days of old,
For one rebellious halt,
Was changd, as we are plainly told,
Into a lump of salt.
The same propensity to change
Still runs in female blood,
For here we fine a case as strange,
A maiden turnd to Mud!
41. WH Sat Feb. 8, 1794: Whitestown, Jan. 15. By a
gentleman from Oneida, an Indian settlement on the Gennesee road,
about 20 miles from this, we are informed that a council of the indians
was convened for the purpose of making a division of the land owned
by that tribe to each individual indian, that such as chose, might
sell to commissioners that are or shall be appointed for buying indian
42. WH Sat Feb. 8, 1794: New York, Jan. 22. The following
melancholy accident happened in the township of Little Egg Harbour,
the evening of the 8th inst. at Martha Furnace. As the founder and
three others were at work in the furnace, she suddenly blew the hot
metal from the temp or belly; it flew in almost every direction,
set fire instantly to the building, and consumed the whole, with
two of the men in the flames, and burnt the other two men to such
a degree that they died in a few days. The aforesaid accident happened
by filling the furnace with frozen ore and wet coal, and giving an
over charge (which got in a body and fell into the hot metal, as
is supposed) and caused the disaster.
43. WH Sat Feb. 8, 1794: Hartford, January 27. On the
9th of January, instant the dwelling-house of Mr. Joshua Lassel,
(Vermont) took fire, Mr. Lassel and his wife being both from home, and
was entirely consumed together with three of their children, and all
44. WH Sat Feb. 8, 1794: John Fritz, an engenious mechanick
in Germany, has lately exhibited a Charriot of his own invention,
which may be put in motion with the hand, by means of a spring, and
which moves with such rapidity as to advance a quarter of a league
in less than five minutes.
45. WH Sat Feb. 8, 1794: Pomp a Negro, has been tried
at Albany for setting fire to that city, and pronounced guilty. Bet
and Deen, two
wenches, plead guilty. Sentence was pronounced and they were to be executed
on the 24th inst. Pomp has confessed, since his conviction,
that he stole the mail of the United States, from the house of Mr. Elisha
Crane, some months since, and that the ring for which Nan a negro
wench is indicted and now in goal, was by him taken from a letter in
the said mail and given to the said wench.
46. WH Sat Feb. 8, 1794: Windham, February 8, 1794.
Married, Mr. Allen Dean, of Killingly, to Miss Olive Green, of Canterbury.
47. WH Sat Feb. 8, 1794: Windham, February 8, 1794.
Mrs. Abigail Welch, consort of Mr. John Welch, aged 71.
Mrs. Jerusha Welch, relict of Mr. Jeremiah Welch, aged 76 years.
48. WH Sat Feb. 8, 1794: Departed this life at Pomfret,
28th ult. Doctor Albigence Waldo, in the 44th year of his age. Encomiums
deceased, we are sensible are too common, and frequently undeserved;
but on a character so publicly useful, and universally respected, it
would be unpardonable to be silent. Dr. Waldo was a man endued by the
God of nature with the most brilliant and distinguished abilities, and
with a heart susceptible of all those amiable and benevolent virtues
which adorn the human breast. The diligent improvement of the former
in the acquisition of science in general, but more especially in the
healing art, rendered him extensively useful, and ranked him among the
highest order of his profession. Many are the living monuments of his
skill that have thereby been rescued from the tomb. By his compositions,
at which he possessed superior talents, he has frequently entertained
and instructed. And his manuscripts, which now remain, will doubtless
afford great light and benefit to future ages. The assiduous cultivation
of the benevolent dispositions of his heart in all those virtues and
graces, which constitute the agreeable companion, the kind parent, the
constant friend, and sincere christian, acquired him the esteem and love
of all his ______ was in pouring balm into the wounded heart, relieving
the distressed, and in contributing to the happiness of his fellow creatures.
Unexampled, he lived without an enemy; and died greatly lamented by all
that knew him. His remains were enterred on Sunday last, when a serious
and sentimental discourse was delivered by the Rev. Mr. Dodge, to a numerous
and respectable audience, that was ever before known in these parts on
such an occasion; and altho the accommodations were extremely inconvenient,
* yet ____ serious and devout attention did them honor as men, and christians.
As he was an officer of Moriah Lodge, and endeared to the fraternity
by every masonic virtue and accomplishment, the Master and Brethren universally
attended, and with the greatest dignity and solemnity, performed the
obsequies usual at the enterment of a brother. Their sympathetic grief
on the occasion manifested their sensibility; and evinced their high
estimation of the deceased friend, as an ornament to the craft. At the
grave, an ingenious and pathetic eulogium was delivered by brother McClellan.
And tho his body now moulders in the dust, his memory shall be embalmed
in the hearts of all his acquaintance, and they erect monuments to his
* The Catholic Reformed Society of Pomfret, of which the Doctor was a
member, are at present destitute of a public house for worship. The
meeting house being in the hands of nine or ten persons, as the first
society. And as the lodge were assembled at the time of the Doctors
death, they chose a respectable committee to wait on those persons, requesting
the favour of occupying their meeting-house on the time of
his funeral. But to their great astonishment, they received for answer,
That after consultation they have agreed, as inn their opion, that the
burial of the dead is not a religious act, but in fact a profanation
of the Sabbath, when performed on that day, they cannot consent to the
opening the meetinghouse on that day for the above purpose. This
piece of inhumanity compelled hundreds to stand in the snow during the
service; when, at the same time, a capacious meeting house, within a
few rods was occupied by about thirty persons only.
49. WH Sat Feb. 8, 1794: To Be Sold, and entered upon
the first day of April next, The Farm formerly owned by the late
Col. Jedidiah Elderkin, and now improved by Mr. Joshua Maxwell, abutting
East on Shetucket-River, within one mile of the court-house in Windham,
containing about 140 acres, most pleasantly and advantageously situated,
well wooded and watered, and suitably proportioned, divided and fenced
for the various uses of husbandry; together with a sufficiency of stock
and tools upon said Farm, for its improvement. For further information,
apply to the subscriber, who will give a considerable time of payment
for the greatest part of the purchase money. Alfred Elderkin. Windham,
Feb. 7, 1794.
50. WH Sat Feb. 8, 1794: Notice is hereby given to
the creditors of the estate of Rev. Stephen White, late of Windham,
deceased, that six months from the date hereof, is allowed and limited
by the court of probate for the district of Windham, for the creditors
to said estate to exhibit their claims, after which time, no accounts
will be allowed. The subscribers will attend to receive and examine
said claims, at the late
dwelling-house of the deceased, from the 19th to the 17th day of Ma_
next. No accounts will be allowed, unless properly at___ted. Elisha
White, Dyer White, Executors. Windham, Feb. 7, 1794.
51. WH Sat Feb. 8, 1794: The hon. court of probate,
for the district of Windham, have allowed six months from the date
hereof for the creditors of the estate of Mr. James Levens, late
of Mansfield, deceased to bring in their claims against said estate;
those who neglect to exhibit their claims to us the subscribers,
within said time, will be legally barred a recovery. Jona. Hebard,
Amasa Stowell, Admrs. Mansfield, Feb. 4, 1794.
52. WH Sat Feb. 8, 1794: On Tuesday next, will be published
at this office, (Price Six-Pence) The glorious resurrection of the
evident from the resurrection of Christ. Illustrated in a Sermon, occasioned
by the Death, and delivered at the Funeral of the Rev.
Stephen White, A.M. late pastor of a Church of Christ, in Windham, by
Moses C. Welch, A.M. pastor of a Church in Mansfield.
53. WH Sat Feb. 15, 1794: We hear from Albany, that
the Negro man and Wenches who were to have been executed there on
Friday the 24th ult. have been granted a respite for six weeks.
54. WH Sat Feb. 15, 1794: Windham, Feb. 15, 1794. Married,
at Lebanon, Dr. Deodat. Clark, of Clinton, (State of New-York) to
Miss Nancy Dunham.
55. WH Sat Feb. 15, 1794: Windham, Feb. 15, 1794. Died.
At Ashford, the 8th inst. Mrs. Mary-Ann Preston, consort of Mr. Zera
Preston, in the 36th year of her age.
At Colchester, of a palsy, Mr. Joseph Knight, of Enfield, post-rider
between New-London and Hartford.
56. WH Sat Feb. 15, 1794: In pursuance of the order
of the Judge of Probate, for the district of Windham, will be sold
at public vendue, at
the sign-post in the first society in the town of Windham on the 12th
day of March next, the Equity of Redemption or all the Right and Title
in law or equity, which the heirs of James Flint, late of Windham, deceased
or any other person, might, could or ought to have in and to a
certain dwelling-house and other buildings, with about eight acres of
land adjoining, and living in said Windham, on the town street, a little
northerly of the court-house: also, about 26 acres of land, lying on
or near Chesnut Hill, in said town, being the same land mortgaged by
Flint to William Phillips Esq. of Boston, as per deed recorded in Windham
town records, liber R. page 135. Jona. Jennings, Admr on the
estate of James Flint, deceased. Windham, Feb. 13, 1794.
57. WH Sat Feb. 15, 1794: The hon. court of probate,
for the district of Pomfret, hath allowed six months from this date,
for the creditors to
the estate of Mr. James Dyer, late of Ashford, deceased, to exhibit their
claims against said estate, to us the subscribers, who will attend
on said business at the house of the said deceased, on the first Monday
in April, June, and July next. Those who neglect will be debarred a
recovery. No accounts will be allowed, unless properly attested. All
those who are indebted to said estate, are requested to make immediate
payment, to Benjamin Slater, Patience Dyer, Adm's. Ashford, Feb. 4, 1794.
58. WH Sat Feb. 15, 1794: Strayed from the subscriber
the 4th of July last, a small pale red two year old Heifer with [bug?]
horns; also, two
yearlings, ( a steer and heifer) both of them are pale red, with white
faces, a small white strip on their backs, and white a the ends of their
tails. Whoever will take up said cattle, or give information to the owner,
shall be handsomely rewarded for their trouble, and all necessary
charges paid, by David Sherman. Pomfret, (Abington Society) Jan. 21,
59. WH Sat Feb. 15, 1794: All Persons who have accounts
open with the subscriber, are once more desired to call and chose
them by the
twentieth day of March next, as it will save cost. Joab Cushman. Mansfield,
Feb. 10, 1794.
60. WH Sat Feb. 15, 1794: To be sold, A very good Farm,
of about one hundred and fifty acres of Land, lying on Willimantick
River, in Mansfield, on the main road from Windham to Hartford. Said
Farm is well proportioned for mowing, plowing and woodland, and well
watered. The terms may be known by applying to Benjamin Hutchens.
Mansfield, Feb. 7, 1794.
61. WH Sat Feb. 15, 1794: To the Public. The subscriber
informs the public, that he is so unfortunate as to have a son, who
has been for a
long time subject to epileptic fits, which have almost wholly deprived
him of reason; his lunacy discovers itself in nothing so much as a
disposition to wandering and trimming trees, which he does in a very
curious manner. Until about seven months past he confined himself in
his rambles to the vicinity of his friends, and was frequently seen by
them and carried home since which he has extended his wanderings, and
been several times heard of in the towns of Thompson, Woodstock, and
Pomfret, and the northern parts of Windham county, and has escaped the
most vigilant exertions of his friends to find him, and has not been
heard of for about two months past. His name is Daniel Coit; he is seventeen
years old last summer; is not tall but remarkably thick set and heavy
for a boy of his age, and will every where be known by his propensity
to trim trees, which appears to be his only source of amusement. In addition
to the feelings which his father possesses in the happiness of his child,
however unfortunate, he is also very unwilling that the public should
be bothered with his support; he therefore earnestly requests his friends
and the friends of humanity to take up said boy, wherever he may be found,
and either return him to the subscriber, or secure him till he can be
sent for, and give information ____ him, and the subscriber will simply
pay for the trouble and expense; and whoever does it will have the satisfaction
of having relieved an object of pity, and also having very much obliged
the unfortunate father of an unfortunate child.
62. WH Sat Feb. 22, 1794: Windham, Feb. 22, 1794. Died.
At Lebanon, Mr. Ebenezer Geary, aged 62.
At Groton, Frederick Allyn, Esq.
At Chesterfield, (Massa.) suddenly, Mr. Richard Abbe, of this town.
63. WH Sat Feb. 22, 1794: Wanted to Hire, Five well
accomplished workmen in the Brick-making business, and three labouring
Men that is
used to farming business, for six months, and good wages will be given,
by Abner Howe. One or two Boys, about 18 or 19 years of age, who wish
to learn the Brick-making business, will find good encouragement, by
enquiring as above. Mansfield, Feb. 13, 1794.
64. WH Sat Feb. 22, 1794: The hon. court of probate,
for the district of Pomfret, has allowed six months from the date
hereof, for the
creditors to the estate of Joseph Barney, late of Ashford, deceased,
to exhibit their demands on said estate to the subscriber, or e debarred
recovery. Thomas Huntington, Admr. Ashford, Feb. 4, 1794.
65. WH Sat Feb. 22, 1794: To be sold at public auction
on the 6th day of March next (unless sooner disposed of at private
Dwelling-House, standing a few rods south of the meeting-house in Windham.
The terms may be known by applying to the subscriber at
Norwich. Roger Griswold. Feb. 17, 1794.
66. WH Sat Feb. 22, 1794: Take Notice. The Partnership
of Parrish and Stanley, will expire in May next. All persons who
have accounts open with said firm, are desired to settle the same
immediately, with John Parrish in Brooklyn. As it is absolutely necessary
that every account
should be ascertained, the subscribers wish and expect a compleat compliance
with the above request. Parrish & Stanley. Feb. 21, 1794.
67. WH Sat Feb. 23, 1794: Dr. Wollaston of Bury, has
published the following account of an afflicted family at Wattisham.
John Downing, a
poor laboring man, living in Wattisham, in January last, had a wife and
six children: The eldest a girl 15 years of age, the youngest about four
months. They were all at that time very healthy; and had not any of them
been ill for some time before. On Sunday the 10th of January, the eldest
girl complained in the morning of a pain in her left leg; particularly
in the calf of the leg. Toward evening, the pain grew exceedingly
violent. The same evening another girl complained of the same violent
pain in the same leg. On the Monday the mother and another child; on
the Tuesday all the rest of the family were affected in the same manner;
some in one leg, and some in both legs. The little infant was taken from
the mothers breast: It seemed to be in pain; but the limbs did not mortify:
It lived a few weeks. The mother and five other children
contined in violent pain a considerable time: In about four, five or
six days, the diseased leg began to turn black, gradually; appearing
first to be covered with blue spots, as if it had been bruised. The other
leg of those who were afflicted at first only in one leg, about that
time also began to be affected with the same excruciating pain, and in
a few days began to mortify. The mortified parts separated gradually
from the sound parts, and the surgeon had in most of the cases no other
trouble than to cut thro the bone, which was black and almost dry.
The state of their limbs at present is this: Mary, the mother, aged 40,
has lost the right foot at the ankle; the left foot also is off, and
the two bones of the leg remain, almost dry, with only some little putrid
flesh adhering in some places. The flesh is found to about two inches
below the knee. The bones would have been sawn through, at that place,
if she would have consented to it. Mary, aged 15, both legs off below
the knees. Elizabeth, aged 13, both legs off below the knees. Sarah,
aged 10, one foot off at the ankle. The other foot was affected, but
not in so great a degree; and is now sound again. Robert, aged 8, both
legs off below the knees. Edward, aged 4, both feet off. An infant, four
months old dead. The father was attacked about a fortnight after the
rest of the family, but in a slighter degree; the pain being confined
to his fingers. Two fingers of the right had continued for a long time
discoloured, and partly shrunk and contracted; but he begins now to have
some use of them. The nails of the other hand were also discoloured.
He lost two of them. It is remarkable, that, during all the time of this
misfortune, the whole family is said to have appeared, in other respects,
well, ate heartily, and slept well, when the violence of the pain began
to abate. The mother is now emaciated, and has very little use of her
hands. The eldest girl has a superficial ulcer in one thigh, and seems
also ill. The rest of the family are pretty well. The stumps of some
of them perfectly healed.