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WINDHAM COUNTY NEWSPAPERS : WINDHAM HERALD 1791-1795
240. WH Sat Jan. 7, 1792: Edenton, (N.C.) Nov. 13. On Saturday last the Circuit Court of the United States, held at Newbern, for the district of North-Caroline, closed. During the course of the term, William, otherwise Nathan Round, was arraigned on an indictment found against him by the grand jury, for piratically running away with the sloop Polly and cargo, belonging to Brown and Francis, of Rhode Island, but for want of a sufficient number of jurors of the original pannel, his trial was postponed until the next term.
241. WH Sat Jan. 7, 1792: Married.
242. WH Sat Jan. 7, 1792: Cotton and Linen Rags, of
any colour, also old Bags, will be received by William Leffinwell,
in Norwich, and the
243. WH Sat Jan. 14, 1792: A letter from a gentleman
in Norwich, to his friend in this town, received yesterday, says By
244. WH Sat Jan. 14, 1792: Married, Mr. Nathaniel Ripley, of Middlebury, state of Vermont, to Miss Sibyl Huntington, of this town.
245. WH Sat Jan. 14, 1792: Ebenezer Backus, has for
sale, at the cheapest rate, for ready pay, a general assortment of
English Goods,--also Sugar of the best quality by the barrel, hundred,
or single poundbest of Rum, by the barrel or single gallonRice
by the hundred or
246. WH Sat Jan. 14, 1792: Shoe & Knee-Buckles. An elegant assortment of plated Shoe and Knee-Buckles, of the newest and most approved figures, to be sold by the subscriber, at his Shop in Windham; where all kinds of Silver-smiths work is done on the most reasonable terms, for Cash or the produce of the country. Wanted, Old Silver, Brass and Copper, for which any kind of Silver-smiths work or cash, will be given. Alfred Elderkin. Jan. 13, 1792.
247. WH Sat Jan. 21, 1792: New-York, January 3. By a gentleman from the Genesee country, we learn, that previous to his departure, the Indian account of the defeat of the American arms on the Miami, had reached there, both from Detroit and Buffalo creek, and is by them stated as follows: That they killed 1200 Americans, and took seven pieces of cannontwo hundred oxen, and a great number of horses, but no prisoners, and that their loss was only fifty-six killed. Our informant adds, that the number of the Indians in the battle was not exactly ascertained, but supposed to have been between 3 or 4000; and this opinion is confirmed by a gentleman who was at Detroit when the Indians left it on their way to Miamiwho says, they were so very numerous as to create serious alarm in that garrison, and that every precaution was taken for its safetyas the Indians were exceedingly irritated with the British government for not having countenanced them in their warfare with the United StatesThat the Indian army was composed of some from almost every tribe from the Miami to Lake Michegan, Michellimachanac, and probably even to the MissisippiThat it was commanded by one of the Misisago indians, who had been in the British service, in the late war; that he planned and conducted the attack, which was even contrary to the opinion of a majority of the chiefs. We are told, the Seneca tribe of Indians are able to furnish three hundred of the first rate warriors, and are friendly to the United States, as are all the other tribes of the six nationswho would turn out with alacrity to join the American army against the Western Indians.
248. WH Sat Jan. 21, 1792: New-Haven, January 4. Last
evening, Capt. John H. Buell, arrived in town from Fort Washington,
which he left the 19th of November; who has furnished us with the
following names of those who were killed and wounded in his, and
Capt. Shaylors companies, in the action of the 4th of November,
belonging to this State.
249. WH Sat Jan. 21, 1792: Died, Mr. Joseph Bingham, aged 71.
250. WH Sat Jan. 21, 1792: Ran away from the subscriber in Windham, the 24th of December, 1791, a servant girl named Lois Abbe, in the 14th year of her age, light complexion, sandy hair, and large of her age. Whoever will take up said Runaway, and return her to me shall have six pence reward, and no charges paid. William Rudd. Windham, Jan. 14, 1792.
251. WH Sat Jan. 28, 1792: Baltimore, January 3. Last
Saturday night, about 10 oclock, a most distressing casualty
took place at Mr.
252. WH Sat Jan. 28, 1792: Bennington, December 26.
A gentleman from Canada, lately arrived in town, informs, that when
he passed St. Johns, he observed three vessels on the stocks;
which, on enquiry, he was informed were designed for vessels of force;
one of them to mount 28, one 24, and the other 18 guns. The posts
on our western frontiers are yet in the hands of Britain; several
Indian Chiefs have lately been to
253. WH Sat Jan. 28, 1792: A very extraordinary circumstance
arrested the attention of the House this afternoon. A petition was
presented by a Mrs. Deborah Gannett, who served with reputation,
as a soldier three years in the army of the United States, and received
254. WH Sat Jan. 28, 1792: Norwich. January 24. Among the variety of evils incident in our frail state and which no human foresight can ____; we mention an accident which happened in this town, on Tuesday last. As Mr. John Avery, (a son of Col. Isaac Avery, of Groton) a young man about 17 years of age, was cutting a tree, it unexpectedly fell, struck Mr. Avery on the side of his head, and fractured his skill. On Wednesday he was trepanned, the fractured parts of the skull, which were extracted, were the upper part of the temporal and the lower part of the parieral bones and were about five inches long and two inches in breadth. The friends and surgeons are anxious for the young mans situation; but are not yet without hopes of his recovery.
255. WH Sat Jan. 28, 1792: Died, at New-Haven, Mrs.
Bethia Fitch, consort of Mr. Luther Fitch, of that town.
256. WH Sat Jan. 28, 1792: Married, at Kingston, Ulster county, State of New-York, Mr. John Wynkoop, to the ____Miss Margaret Jansen, after a courtship of forty-five years. The bride and groom are each between the age of 60 and 70 years.
257. WH Sat Jan. 28, 1792: Orren Ormsby, Makes for
Sale, at the shop formerly occupied by Mess. Thomas and Samuel Gray,
258. WH Sat Jan. 28, 1792: Stole his indentures, and
run away from me the subscriber, on the 9th instant, Enoch Herrington,
an apprentice boy about eighteen years of age, about six feet high,
dark complexion, with a down look and grum voice; carried away with
him a light colourd
259. WH Sat Jan. 28, 1792: Extracts from a curious
old manuscript, containing directions for the Houshold of Henry VIII.
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