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WINDHAM COUNTY NEWSPAPERS : WINDHAM HERALD 1791-1795
400. WH Sat Jul. 7, 1792: Extract of a letter dated,
Trenton, June 8.
401. WH Sat Jul. 7, 1792: New London. Died. Mr. John Richards, aged 56 years.
402. WH Sat Jul. 7, 1792: New London. On Wednesday of last week the Rev. William Brown was ordained to the pastoral office over the first church and society in Glastenbury.
403. WH Sat Jul. 7, 1792: Cancers. Repeated applications of leeches to Cancers have been attended with great success. A man who had undergone the operation of the knife on a Cancer in his lower lip, without being cured, was advised to apply leeches &SHY; the three first, after sucking a considerable time, dropped off, deada few days after three more were applied, these died like the former of the cancerous poisonin less than a week he applied three more, which, after sucking some time, dropped off alive. This wrought a perfect cure.
404. WH Sat Jul. 7, 1792: Extract of a letter from
a French gentleman in America to his friend in France. In America
it seems as tho every man was born a politician: From their very
infancy they become acquainted, not only with the politics of their
own country, but also with foreign; so that the most ignorant amongst
them are as well acquainted with the checks and balances of power,
as the most sapient European politicianand it is very necessary
that they should possess this knowledge, as all of them are eligible
to a seat in the Legislature; in which
405. WH Sat Jul. 7, 1792: Taintor & Isham have just received from Bristol, a very large assortment of Brass Kettles, and from London, an assortment of Pewter, of an excellent quality, and from New-York, a few articles of Dry Goods. Their present necessity for money, will oblige them to sell the above articles very cheap for Cash. Windham, 19th June, 1792.
406. WH Sat Jul. 14, 1792: Philadelphia, June 30. The
Kentucky Gazette, of the 12th of May, contains the following information,
viz. A prisoner that was taken by the Indians the week before last,
made his escape. He informs that he was taken by fifteen Indians,
and kept several days in the settlement, during which time the Indians
obliged him to call families out of their houses, while they lay
in ambush, to murder them whenever they should appear; happily it
had not the intended effectpart of the Indians were Delawares
and the balance hawanesethey
407. WH Sat Jul. 14, 1792: Philadelphia, June 30. A correspondent hopes the influence of the celebrated Capt. Brant, over the tribes of Indians now at war with the United States, will be exerted to produce a cessation of hostilities, and an amicable treaty, founded on mutual advantages: Our correspondent suggests, that his visit to the seat of Federal Government, is probably with some such views. Should peace succeed to the present desolating war, he further proposes sending proper persons to reside among the Indian tribes, under the authority of the United States, in order to prevent any further breach, by removing any cause of complaint that might arise.
408. WH Sat Jul. 14, 1792: Philadelphia. A boat from this city to the Jersey shore, was overset within fifty rods of Samuel Coopers wharf. There were in the boat Capt. Scott, Mr. Blake, his wife and four small children, a young woman, and Mr. Betis, in all nine persons, none of whom could swim except Capt. Scott. The Captain, by the most astonishing and praiseworthy exertions, was able, providentially, to save them all. He swam ashore with one child hanging round his neck, and one on each arm; and he returned to the boat amidst the boisterous waves, raging in a furious and frightful manner, and brot the others, who had with much difficulty held by the boat, safe to land. For the honor of Captain Scott, an old and valient soldier, a son of Massachusetts, this circumstance should be handed down to posterity.
409. WH Sat Jul. 14, 1792: Extract of a letter from Knoxville, territory of the United States, South of the river Ohio, June 2, 1792. The Indians are still troublesome; they attacked Judge Campbell on his way from Court; there were four others in company but all escaped. Two boys were killed about twelve miles from this place, and a man fired at by four Indians about twenty miles of; each ball passed through his clothes, but did no further mischief.
410. WH Sat Jul. 14, 1792: Salem, July 3. Capt. Thomas
Putnam,of the brig William and Henry, arrived yesterday from Copenhagen,
which left the 8th of May. Ankerstrom, the Swedish rigicide [who
assassinated the King of Sweden], he informs, has been executed,
pursuant to his sentence. He was publickly whipped three different
times, in the market placesignominiously exposed in view in
the pilloryhis right hand was cut offand finally he was
beheaded, quartered, and exposed at the common place of execution.
To the last he gloried in the deed,
411. WH Sat Jul. 14, 1792: Danbury, July 2. Last Friday Robert Jackson, alias Johnson, alias perhaps a dozen other names, by trade a currier, considerably advanced in life, and far in iniquity, was tried and convicted before justice Mygatt, of stealing one mans saddle and one womans saddle, the property of Mr. William Peet of Stratford, and compelled to dance a jig at the public post, to his own tune, of &SHY;Oh my dear, strike high. He was afterwards sold, to defray costs and damages.
412. WH Sat Jul. 14, 1792: Windham, July 14. The 16th anniversary of American Independence, has been celebrated with great demonstration of joy, in Philadelphia, New York, Boston, &c.
413. WH Sat Jul. 14, 1792: The citizens of Charleston, at a late meeting of the inhabitants, passed a number of resolves, to adopt effectual measures to prevent in future a practice that has long prevailed in the northern states, of shipping off to South-Carolina those of their slaves condemned for crimes, and otherwise guilty of offences.
414. WH Sat Jul. 14, 1792: Died. Capt. Zebulon Hebard, aged 78.
415. WH Sat Jul. 14, 1792: Genuine French brandy, and Maxwells Scotch Snuff, by the bladder or less quantity, for sale, by Timo. Warren. Windham, 12th July, 1792.
416. WH Sat Jul. 21, 1792: Salem, July 10.
417. WH Sat Jul. 21, 1792: Providence, July 14. At the Supreme Judicial Court holden in the County of York (State of Massachusetts) on the 3d Instant, Joshua Abbot, jun. of Berwick, was tried for the Murder of Moses Gubtail, on the 7th of February last, in striking him with a piece of an oaken Plank. The Jury, after having been out eight Hours, found the Prisoner guilty, and he received Sentence of Death.
418. WH Sat Jul. 21, 1792: Fresh Mulberry feed of the best quality, to be sold by Alfred Elderkin. Windham, July 19, 1792.
419. WH Sat Jul. 28, 1792: Worcester, July 19. On Sunday night last four of the prisoners confined in the goal in this town, viz. Paul Caldwell, imprisoned for forgery; Jeremiah Nightingale, for horse stealing; James M. Dole, and Edward Burns, made their escape by digging through the floor and under the foundation of the building. Seventy dollars are offered as a reward for all of them, viz. &SHY; forty for Caldwell &SHY; twenty for Nightingale &SHY; five for each of the others.
420. WH Sat Jul. 28, 1792: Stockbridge, July 10. On
the 4th ult. as a son of Mr. Thomas Maxon, of Newmarlborough about
12 years of age, was driving a waggon down a hill, some of the boards
slipped against the horses heels, which frightened them in such a
manner that they soon disengaged themselves from the waggon, and
the lad being entangled in the harness, was drawn ten or twelve rods,
which bruised him in
421. WH Sat Jul. 28, 1792: Danbury, July 14. Last Tuesday afternoon a melancholy accident happened at New-Milford, the particulars (if we are rightly informed) are as follows: Mr. Amos Collins, of that town, between 40 and 50 years of age, who was rendered blind by the small-pox in his minority, has been employed for several years in ringing the public bell and taking care of the clockfinding the bell-rope out of order, ascended the steeple to repair it, attended by several children, who are fond of his company. Having accomplished his purpose, began his descent, with a child in his arms and a young lad having hold of his coat; unfortunately coming to a part of the stairs where the hand-rail was wanting he stepped off, and drew the lad after him. There being only the ground-floor to the steeple, they fell forty-four feet. The former instantly expired; the children were much bruised, and senseless, but have so far revived, that we are not without hopes of their recovery.
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