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600. WH Sat Jan. 5, 1793: By the President of the United States of America. A Proclamation. Whereas I have received authentic information, that certain lawless and wicked persons, of the western frontier, in the state of Georgia, did lately invade, burn and destroy, a town belonging to the Cherokee nation, altho’ in amity with the United States, and put do death several Indians of that nation; and whereas such outrageous conduct not only violates the rights of humanity, but also endangers the public peace; and it highly becomes the honor and good faith of the United States, to pursue all legal means for the punishment of atrocious offenders; I have therefore thought fit to use this my proclamation, hereby exhorting all the citizens of the United States, and requiring all the officers thereof, according to their respective stations, to use their utmost endeavors to apprehend and bring those offenders to justice. And I do moreover offer a reward of Five Hundred Dollars, for each and every of the above named persons who shall be so apprehended and bro’t to justice, and shall be proved to have assumed or exercised any command or authority among the perpetrators of the crimes aforesaid, at the time of committing the same. In testimony whereof I have caused the seal of the United States to be affixed to these presents, and signed the same with my hand. Done at the city of Philadelphia, the twelfth day of December, in the year of our Lord, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-two, and of the Independence of the United States the Seventeenth, G. Washington. By the President, Th. Jefferson

601. WH Sat Jan. 5, 1793: Richmond, December 12. Monday the 3d inst. Fleming Kemp was committed to the district jail, by the sheriff of Henrico, on a charge of murder. And on Tuesday the 4th inst. were tried in the county court, Cesar, a slave, the property of Thomas Moody, of New-Kent, and Harry, a slave, the property of Joseph Kay, for administering poison contrary to law, and found guilty. Cesar was burnt in the hand and discharged; Harry was sentenced to be hanged. Jeffery, a slave belonging to doctor Read, of this city who gave the poison to Harry, being examined in behalf of the commonwealth, was in the opinion of the court, perjured, and was therefore sentenced to stand
two hours in the pillory, on Saturday next: to have both his earls nailed thereto, and cut off, and to receive 39 lashes on his bare back
at the public whipping post.

602. WH Sat Jan. 5, 1793: Elizabeth-Town, Dec. 19. Yesterday was apprehended, at Newark, and sent back to New-York in irons, a person who said his name was Web, and that he was a native of Massachusetts. On examining him, one hundred and sixteen counterfeit 50 dollar bills, of the bank of the United States, were found concealed in the socks of his boots, and the plate on which they were struck, was also found on him. They were exceedingly bad executed, especially the signature of the President and Cashier. Two of his accomplices were apprehended in New-York, on Monday last.

603. WH Sat Jan. 5, 1793: Died at Canterbury, Capt. Joseph Raynsford, aged 67.

604. WH Sat Jan. 12, 1793: A letter from Mr. Burke, Chief Justice of South Carolina, to Dr. Stiles President of Yale College, proposes a
subscription to erect a monument to the memory of Whaley, Goffe and Dixwell, three of the Judges of King Charles the 1st who lived in
concealment and distress in America for 16 or 17 years—he says, “Such a monument standing in front of your college where Dixwell lies, would be to the youth a good lesson and conspicuous example, that the same of great men, who undergo hazards and suffer in the cause of public freedom, is not to perish utterly: though the world and its affairs may change; though generations of men, and years, and ages may pass away: yet, after all, a rewarding providence may out of some circumstance or other, produce a resurrection, to their reputation, and guard it from oblivion.”

605. WH Sat Jan. 12, 1793: Lost about six weeks since, in Windham, an old leather POCKET-BOOK; it contain’d a deed of warrantee to the
subscriber, besides a number of other papers, of no use but to the owner. Whoever has found it and will return it to the subscriber, or
leave it at the printing office, shall be rewarded for their trouble. Thomas Deains. January 9th, 1793.

606. WH Sat Jan. 12, 1793: Picked up in the road between Hartford and Windham, some time in Dec. last, a piece of CLOTH. The owner may have it again, proving property, and paying charges by applying to the Printer. Jan. 9, 1793.

607. WH Sat Jan. 12, 1793: A remedy for the Rheumatism, which has never been known to fail, in any instance, of effecting a certain and speedy cure. Take one pound of roll brimstone; pound it fine, and put it into an earthen pot. Pour thereon one gallon of boiling water, and stir it well- after standing about 24 hours, it is fit for use. Drink half a pint in the morning before breakfast, and half a pint before going to
bed; and a radical cure will in the space of a few weeks be effected.

608. WH Sat Jan. 19, 1793: Norwich, January 17. Between the hours of twelve and one o’clock last night the store of Mr. Thomas Coit, at the
Landing, was consumed by fire, most of the goods were saved. It first took fire in the chamber occupied by Mr. James Gordon, Shoemaker; whose loss is considerable in leather, shoes, &c.

609. WH Sat Jan. 19, 1793: In a late publication it is stated, that the whole number of the inhabitants of the world, is about 731 millions—of
whom 420 millions are Pagans, and 130 millions are Mehommedans; 7 millions are Jews, and 181 millions Christians.

610. WH Sat Jan. 19, 1793: Died.
At Mansfield, suddenly, Samuel Thompson, Esq. aged 60.
At Guilford, Mrs. Marcy Bartlett, relict of Mr. Ebenezer Bartlett, aged 94. She was in the practice of Midwifery about 50 years, in which
she continued till about four years before her death, and had been at the birth of 1400 children.
At Brookfield, Mrs. Noble, aged 105.
At. New-Haven, Capt. Joseph Munson, aged 65, and Mr. Joseph Trowbridge, aged 50.
At Fairfield, Jonathan Lewis, aged 65.
At Burlington, State of New-York, Rev. Elijah Sill.
In South-Carolina, the Hon. henry Laurens, Esq. formerly President of Congress.
In New-Jersey, Peter V. Livingston, Esq. brother to the late Governor Livingston.
In Virginia, after a short illness, Arthur Lee, Esq.

611. WH Sat Jan. 26, 1793: Baltimore, January 2. Early on the morning of the 5th of November, a party of about 15 Cherokee Indians attacked the house of Mr. Ebenezer [Birom?] in the Grassy valley, about 8 miles from Knoxville, in which were only two men and their families. The Indians had surrounded the house before they were discovered, who forced open a window and pointed their guns into it; when, by a timely and well-directed fire from the two men, two of the Indians were wounded, and the rest put to flight, without firing a gun, leaving one of the wounded behind them, who was shot through the head by a second fire from the house. From the quantity of blood, and some pieces of bone, which were found on their trace, a small distance from the house, it is presumed the other Indian, received a mortal wound.

612. WH Sat Jan. 26, 1793: Philadelphia, January 12. On Wednesday morning last Mr. Blanchard, the celebrated aeronaut, made his ascension from the jail-court in this city. He took his departure precisely at ten minutes past ten. The weather was tolerably clear, with a small air from the westward. His general direction after ascending to a considerable height, was S. b. E. He was 46 minutes in the air, and landed after three attempts, in Gloucester county, N.J. about 15 miles from Philadelphia, and from thence was escorted back to town by several gentlemen, where he arrived, at six in the evening. He supposed his greatest perpendicular height from the earth to have been about two miles.

613. WH Sat Jan. 26, 1793: Poughkeepsie, January 9. On Saturday last a most shocking murder was committed on the body of Mr. Jacob Horton, Miller, of Fishkill, by Ezra Mead, a Cooper. It seems Mead had had some difference with a sister-in-law of Horton whom he abused at Horton’s house on Saturday evening. Horton was dissatisfied at the abuse and told him to desist or he would turn him out doors. He tapped Horton on the shoulder and desired him to walk to the door, and he would tell him how the woman had used him, and at the same time expressed the good terms they were on (himself and Horton) and hoped they would not differ. Horton followed him to the door: it being somewhat slippery, Mead would have fallen had not Horton have catched him, at the same time telling him to be careful. Without any conversation taking place, and at the moment of his preventing the monster’s hurting himself by a fall, he received from Mead a stab of a knife in his belly; on which the horrid perpetrator made off. Horton immediately called murder, and some persons running out found him standing holding his bowels which had fallen out by reason of the wound received. He languished till Monday, when he expired. We are happy to inform the public that the murderer is safely lodged in goal in this town, and we hope will meet the reward he merits.

We are also informed, that a few days since, a certain -----Wilfey [Wilsey?] a ditcher, drank at the house of Mr. Job Mulford, at Pittsburghe, two quarts of Cyder and two gills of rum in about three or four minutes; and the public will not be disappointed when they are informed that he died the next day in consequence thereof.

614. WH Sat Jan. 26, 1793: Died, at Mansfield, on the night of the 5th of January last. Samuel Thomson, Esq. in the 60th year of his age. He
had for a course of years enjoyed an almost uninterrupted state of health; the result of a good constitution, aided by temperance and
industry. The evening of his death, he retired to rest in usual health; and ere midnight was a breathless corpse. By this melancholy providence, his family are deprived of a kind husband and tender parent—mankind of a friend, and the public of a valuable and very faithful servant. In this lively instance of human frailty, and great uncertainty of human life, are in effect, repeated, the words of the wise man, “Boast not thyself of to-morrow, for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.”

615. WH Sat Jan. 26, 1793: The commissioned and staff officers in the fifth regiment of militia, are requested to convene at the house of Mr.
Jonathan Hebard, innholder, in Windham, on Monday the 4th day of February next, at 10 o’clock in the morning, for the purpose of
arranging the regiment comfortably to the late laws of congress and this state. Each Captain is requested to bring an accurate roll of his
company. Zephaniah Swift, Lt. Col. Com’t. Windham, Jan. 23, 1793.

616. WH Sat Jan. 26, 1793: The Coopers in the county of Windham, are requested to meet at Mr. Joel Greenslit’s, in Hampton, on the 4th day of February next, at 12 o’clock.

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