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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.
Mr. Jabez Fitch, jun. of Lebanon, to Miss Lydia Elderkin, of this town.
Mr. Ebenezer Davinson, of Brooklyn, to Miss Betsy Morse, of Canterbury.

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
highest price allow’d. He has for sale, writing and wrapping-paper of different qualities, per ream, Bonnet papers, Account Books, Webster’s
and Dilworth’s Spelling-Books, School-master’s Assistant, Primers, Green’s Registers, Almanacks, &c. per doz. together with a variety of
School Books, American Museum, &c. Cash paid for Hogs’ Bristles. January 4, 1792.

243. WH Sat Jan. 14, 1792: A letter from a gentleman in Norwich, to his friend in this town, received yesterday, says “By advice from
Hispaniola, we learn, that Cape-Francois, and every other part of the island, is in the hands of the negroes, and it is matter of great doubt
with gentlemen will acquainted in that country, whether the French will be able to regain the island.”

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 pound—best of Rum, by the barrel or single gallon—Rice by the hundred or
single pound—Cinnamon, Nutmegs, Raisins, York Biscuit, Powder and Shot, &c. &c. Windham, Jan. 13, 1792.

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-smith’s 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-smith’s 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 cannon—two 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 Miami—who says, they were so very numerous as to create serious alarm in that garrison, and that every precaution was taken for its safety—as the Indians were exceedingly irritated with the British government for not having countenanced them in their warfare with the United States—That the Indian army was composed of some from almost every tribe from the Miami to Lake Michegan, Michellimachanac, and probably even to the Missisippi—That 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 nations—who 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. Shaylor’s companies, in the action of the 4th of November, belonging to this State.
Killed. Sergeant Cummings, Corporal Thomas, Geo. Robertson, Jonah W. Rogers, Oliver Thorton, Ezekiel Gillpatrick, John Emmons, William Ash, Bartholomew Rowlinson, Nathaniel Hathorne, Benjamin Camp, Joseph Richards, Nathan Billings, Wm. Steadman, James Bennet, Aug. Spencer, Sol. Douglass, Selah Goodrich, James Mullen, John Butler, John Dun, Cyrus Lincoln, John Handy, Thomas Graves, Bur. Arnold, John Cady, Joel Ball.
Wounded: Enoch Jemison, John Parker, Charles Jonus, Benja. Atkins, Nathan Howard, James Campbell, Peter Lackins, Jotham Hale, Zebulon Dudley, Joshua Risley, Wm. Wilson, James French, Samuel Hutchison, Simeon Brown.

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 o’clock, a most distressing casualty took place at Mr.
Ellicot’s lower mills, about 11 miles from this town. As his only son, Mr. John Ellicott, jun. an amiable young man, aged about 21 years,
possessing a genius which promised to be honourable to himself and beneficial to his country, was pursuing his favourite philosophical
investigations and experiments, a large wrought iron tube, with which he was trying (in a forge) the power of steam, suddenly burst, with a noise like thunder, and a concassion resembling an earthquake, by which incident he was instantly deprived of an arm, and so dangerously wounded in his side, one of his ribs being broken and his lungs injured, that his recovery is extremely doubtful. Being alone, in a blacksmith’s shop, at a distance from his place of residence, it was five hours before the sad catastrophe was discovered by his deeply afflicted connexions.

252. WH Sat Jan. 28, 1792: Bennington, December 26. A gentleman from Canada, lately arrived in town, informs, that when he passed St. John’s, 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
London—and reports of their returning with sentiments unfriendly to the United States, (perhaps more than bare reports) are circulating; when we add to this, that the most hostile tribes are near the neighbourhood of the western posts, withheld from us by Britain, and that they have lately fought with a degree of regularity unknown before of Indians, the surmise appears probable, that they have not only received supplies but assistance from that quarter.

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 an honourable
discharge therefrom. This extraordinary woman inlisted as a male, by the name of Robert Shurtliff; and as such did her duty without a stain on her virtue or honour.—She only prays, in her petition, for the payment of her arrears, but submits the circumstances of her services to the
consideration of the Legislature: And from the feelings which appeared on the occasion, expressive of a strong desire to reward heroism like
hers, there is no room to doubt, that a compensation will be granted adequate to her services, and honourable to the government.

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 man’s 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.
At West-Symsbury, (of a cancer) on the 10th in the 68th year of her age, Mrs. Elizabeth Humphry, wife of Capt. Ezekiel Humphry.

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, opposite the
printing-office, the following articles of household furniture, after the newest and most approved fashions, viz. Desks, with or without
Book-cases, Bureaus, Sofas, and conversation Chairs, twell’d or plain, Clock-cases, Case of Drawers of different fashions, Breakfast Tables,
dining, pembroke, card and dressing, ditto, Tea-tables, Tea-trays, and Servers, Light-stands, Fire-screens, Side-boards, easy and close-stool
Chairs, parlor and kitchen ditto, of different kinds, high-post, camp, and common Bed-steds, &c. &c. He also frames Looking-glasses, and stocks Guns, in the neatest manner. Those who wish to employ him, may depend on having their work well done, at a reasonable rate. Cash, or Country produce, received in payment. Windham, Jan. 27, 1792.

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 colour’d
[furtout?], one bottle-green straight-bodied coat, trimmed with large metal buttons, one striped vest, one pair black satin-lasting breeches,
one pair dark coloured trowsers, one pair check’d flannel shirts. Whoever will take up said runaway, and return him to his master, shall
have Six-pence reward, and no charges paid. All persons are forbid harbouring or trusting said boy on my account. Amasa Stowel. Mansfield,
Jan. 20, 1792.

259. WH Sat Jan. 28, 1792: Extracts from a curious old manuscript, containing directions for the Houshold of Henry VIII. His Highness’s
attendants are not to steal any locks or keys, tables, forms, cupboards, or other furniture, out of Noblemen’s or Gentlemen’s houses, where he goes to visit. There shall be no romping with the maids on the stair cases, by which dishes ad other things are often broken, care shall be
taken of the pewter spoons, and that the wooden ones, used in the kitchen, be not broken or stolen. The pages shall not interrupt the
kitchen maids; and he that gets one of them with child, shall pay a fine of two marks to his Highness, and have his allowance of beer withheld for a month.

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