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WINDHAM COUNTY NEWSPAPERS : WINDHAM HERALD 1791-1795
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 brot 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
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
605. WH Sat Jan. 12, 1793: Lost about six weeks since,
in Windham, an old leather POCKET-BOOK; it containd a deed
of warrantee to the
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
608. WH Sat Jan. 19, 1793: Norwich, January 17. Between
the hours of twelve and one oclock last night the store of
Mr. Thomas Coit, at the
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 millionsof
610. WH Sat Jan. 19, 1793: Died.
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 Hortons 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 monsters 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
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.
616. WH Sat Jan. 26, 1793: The Coopers in the county of Windham, are requested to meet at Mr. Joel Greenslits, in Hampton, on the 4th day of February next, at 12 oclock.
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