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127. WH Sat Jul. 2, 1791: [entire issue was unreadable]

128. WH Sat Jul. 9, 1791: Extract of a letter from a gentleman in Kentucky (Bourbon county) to his friend in Shepherd’s Town, (Berkeley county Virginia) dated May 12, 1791. “The Indians have killed two men, (Mr. Wade and Mr. Reynolds) near Morgans station, this spring; they have also killed a considerable number along the Ohio. About the first of April, 300 of us proceeded up that river, ten miles above the mouth of the Scioto, and expected to find 200 Indians, embodied; but on our arrival discovered they had returned towards their towns. We followed about twenty miles, but no prospect of overtaking them appearing, we returned to our homes after burying nineteen persons, all men except three, whose flesh was mostly eaten off their bones. We also found three Indians, supposed to have been killed in attempting to board a boat in which there were seven out of nine men killed and wounded, five of the wounded are since dead. I have since followed another party, who stole some horses, but was too late – Capt. Kenting from Limestone, discovered where they had crossed the Ohio, waylaid them and killed five of that party, to others have been killed near the mouth of the Kentucky. The Indians have been generally troublesome this spring, but our frontiers are so extensive that no part is much distressed through fear of them. I suppose you have heard we are preparing for another tour to their towns; this party is to consist of 750 horsemen, under the command of Gen. Scott, who carry with them 30 days provisions, and meet at the mouth of the Licking, on the 15th inst. We have not yet attempted to form settlements in the military lands between Cumberland and Green rivers; the officers having failed in sending powers of attorney, which, together with the continual depredations of the savages, are powerful obstacles; when the obstacles are removed, we will be ready and willing to the attempt.”

129. WH Sat Jul. 9, 1791: Printing—The first Printing press erected in America, was at Cambridge, by Mr. Samuel Green, in the year 1638. The first work printed was the Freeman’s Oath—the next, an Almanack, made for New England, by Mr. Pierce, mariner – and then the Psalms newly turned into metre.

130. WH Sat Jul. 16, 1791: Taken up by the subscriber on the 9th instant, a large black horse, with a small white spot on his right buttock, about six years old. The owner is requested to pay charges and take said horse away. James Robinson. Windham, 2d Society, July 14, 1791.

131. WH Sat Jul. 23, 1791: We the subscribers being appointed by the hon. court of probate for the district of Windham, commissioners to receive and examine the claims on the estate of Mr. Abraham Loomis, late of Lebanon, deceased, represented insolvent, and six months being allowed for said service, do hereby give notice to the creditors that we shall attend said service at the dwelling-house on the third Monday of August, September and October next at 1 o’clock, P.M. All accounts must be properly attended, and none will be accepted after said time. James Peineo, Beriah Southworth, Ebenezer Dutton, Commissioners. Lebanon, July 15, 1791.

132. WH Sat Jul. 23, 1791: The hon. court of probate for the district of Windham having allowed six months, from this date, for the creditors to the estate of Jacob Jones, deceased, late of Mansfield, to bring in their claim against said estate. All persons having any demands are desired to exhibit them to the subscriber, by the time allowed, or be debarred a recovery. Ebenezer Baldwin, Administrator. Mansfield, July 21, 1791.

133. WH Sat Jul. 30, 1791: From the Connecticut Journal. Mess. Printers. I will describe my wife to you, not to gratify any spleen, or to expose her, but as a terror to evil-doers, and a hint to the ladies—for a hint to the wife is enough. Now, sirs, you must know that my wife has a strong antipathy to those pages of the bible, which enjoin on the wife obedience to the husband. She is no deist; but yet, says she, husbands and wives are equal. Obedience is no more an obligation on the wife than on the husband. Ladies don’t ye mistake me – I claim not obedience, either upon the authority of Reason, or the commands of Revelation. And if I could, I should as much scorn to make use of this authority, to enforce my requests, as of my superior bodily strength to whip a refractory wife. But my wife is so cautious of yielding obedience, that if I request any favour, she will frequently decline it, purely to let me know that she does not mean to obey. She is of a good disposition, so that it cannot proceed from a desire to disoblige me. But she thinks herself, in this respect, the champion of her sex, and is careful that none of her conduct shall ever be used as a precedent to justify the inferiority of the woman, or shall be considered as an acknowledgment of hers, that I have a right to rule. Ladies you see the error – pray avoid it. Strephon.

134. WH Sat Jul. 30, 1791: Extract of a letter from Newtown, on the T____ [Tioga?], June 27. “My last letter, dated 23d, was written under the expectation of delivering the next intelligence of our journey by word of mouth; but the Indians are very slow in their motions, so that we are like to be detained here much longer than will be agreeable to ourselves. No more than 150 of them are yet arrived, and the main body said to consist of 790, are not expected before the 29th. A party of the Oneidas arrived three or four days ago. After waiting a day or two for an invitation from Col. Pickering, they went down to him in a body, and by their chief, called Good Peter, desired to know from his own mouth the business about which they were summoned to the council fire. “On receiving your message,” said he, “we prepared ourselves to attend you, Brothers, and expected to have found you waiting to refresh us, when we came in fatigued with our journey. You should have had the pot boiling ready to entertain us. You ought to have brought us water to wash the dust from our faces, and the dirt from off our feet, and a little whiskey to moisten out throats,” &c. --- The Colonel excused himself as being unacquainted with the customs of the Indians on these occasions, and informed them in general terms of the design of the treaty, with which they appeared well satisfied.

135. WH Sat Jul. 30, 1791: Windsor, July 19. Wednesday last the body of one Silvanus white, a labourer with Mr. Samuel Chase, jun. Of Cornish; who said he was from Lebanon, in Connecticut, was found interred in a watery grave upon the western shore of the Connecticut river—having been missing 24 hours. Discovery of his fate was made by his clothes being found on the eastern bank. His remains were taken up and examination made by the Coroner’s inquest, who reported, that he came to his end accidentally by drowning, and interred in Cornish burying ground on Thursday following.

136. WH Sat Jul. 30, 1791: A Streaked Snake was last week killed in Scotland society, this town, which being opened was found to contain between eighty and ninety young snakes from four to six inches in length.

137. WH Sat Jul. 30, 1791: Died, in this town, on Thursday morning, Mr. Edward Brown, aged 78.

138. WH Sat Jul. 30, 1791: Georgetown, June 30. The President of the United States having approved the sites for the publick buildings, to be erected in pursuance of the act of Congress for establishing the temporary and permanent seat of Government of the United States, commissioners appointed in virtue of that act, will meet at Georgetown on Monday the 17th of October next, and proceed to sell at vendue, a number of lots in the best situations in the Federal city. A deposit of 8 per cent will be required; the residue to be secured on Bonds, with security, payable in three equal yearly payments. The farther terms will be made known at the sale. Thomas Johnson, David Stewart, Daniel Carrol, Commissioners. The Printers throughout the United States are requested to insert the above in their papers.

139. WH Sat Jul. 30, 1791: Last time of asking. All those who are indebted to the estate of Dr. David Adams, late of Mansfield, deceased, are again requested to make a settlement of their accounts with the executors to the estate, or expect to be sued without any other notice. Lucy Adams, Experience Storrs, Executors. July 24, 1791.

140. WH Sat Jul. 30, 1791: The hon. court of probate for the district of Windham, hath allowed six months from this date for the creditors to the estate of Nathan Cheever, late of Lebanon, deceased, to exhibit their claims against said estate, to the subscriber; those who neglect to bring them in by said time, will be debarred a recovery according to law. William Swift, jun. Admin’r. Lebanon, July 29, 1791.


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