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WINDHAM COUNTY NEWSPAPERS : WINDHAM HERALD 1791-1795
789. WH Sat July 6, 1793: Windham, July 6. Died.
790. WH Sat July 6, 1793: We the subscribers, being
appointed commissioners by the hon. court of probate, for the district
of Windham, to receive and examine the claims of the creditors to
the estate of Mr. Ebenezer Snow, late of Mansfield; deceased, represented
insolvent, hereby give notice, that six months from the 25th of June
1793, is allowed to the creditors to said estate, to exhibit their
claims, and that we will attend on said business at the dwelling
house of Mr. Dan Storrs, innholder in said Mansfield, on the 3d day
of September next, and on the 28th day of October next, at two oclock
afternoon, on each of said days; no demands will be received afterwards.
Robert Barrows, Heman Storrs,
791. WH Sat July 6, 1793: Mr. Byrne, I observed an advertisement in your paper, No. 113, signed by John Dunham, forbidding all persons trusting me on his account, for reasons set forth in the advertisement, which reasons are not true, as I was always willing to do my duty in his family, and obey his lawful commands, but for reasons I know not what, he had turnd me out of door, and refuses to give me reasonable support. Mehitable Dunham. Mansfield, June 26th, 1793.
792. WH Sat July 6, 1793: Cure for a Cancer. A correspondent requests the publication of the following simple Receipe to cure Cancers, which he pronounces effectual from his own experience as well as some hundred of others. Take a bushel of red oak bark, and burn it to ashes: take the ashes and boil them in three gallons of water, until the water is reduced to one gallon; then strain it, and boil it again till it is reduced to a thick substance similar to butter-milk, or cream; then spread a plaister of it on silk or lint, and renew the plaister once in two hours until the roots of the Cancer are well cured. It will sometimes take four, and sometimes six plaisters; but dont be discouraged if it should take twelve. (Nat. Gaz.)
793. WH Sat July 13, 1793: The last words, dying speech
and confession of Ezra Mead, who was executed at Puoghkeepsie, on
Friday the 31st of May, 1793, for the murder of Jacob Horton, of
Fish Kill, on the 5th day of January in the same year. I Ezra Mead,
aged forty years, was born at Stamford in the State of Connecticut,
of honest and credible parents, with whom I lived until I was about
ten years of age &SHY; when I was bound as an apprentice to learn
the Coopers trade. After having served the time of my apprenticeship,
I went to Fish Kill and married my wife
794. WH Sat July 13, 1793: Savannah, June 6. Mr. Seagrove
has received an answer to the talk he sent into the Creek Nation
from the Cussitah King, the Mad Dog of the Tuckabatchees, the white
Lieutenant and John Kinnaid, dated Hitcheta Town, May 10, wherein
they say they were much surprised on receiving the account of Mr.
Fleming and some others being killed at St. Marys; they very
well knew that by
795. WH Sat July 13, 1793: Georgetown, (Maryland) June 22. A gentleman just arrived in town from Lexington, which place he left on the 2d inst. informs us, that on the day previous to that of his departure, the post had arrived and brought intelligence, that 400 Indians had crossed the Ohio, some distance below Fort St. Vincent; 200 of whom were destined to attack the frontiers of Kentucky, while the rest (it was expected) would enter the wilderness with an intent to intercept the travellers.
796. WH Sat July 13, 1793: The late Mr. Ramseys steam-boat has been tried on the river Thames, and found to answer the intended purpose. The vessel is nearly of one hundred tons burthen, and was propelled against the stream by means of a column of water forced sternways in a horizontal direction thro the keel, which is a hollowed trunk.
797. WH Sat July 13, 1793: Jedediah Ensworth, has just receivd a fresh supply of Drugs and Medicines, which he will sell as cheap for Cash as can be purchased elsewhere. Pomfret, 29th June, 1793.
798. WH Sat July 13, 1793: The publick are hereby informed,
that the subscriber carries on the nailing business, in all its branches,
where both wrought and cut nails are to be sold for cash, at the
lowest price, and of the best quality. Also a compleat and elegant
assortment of European, East and West-India Goods are constantly
kept for sale, on the lowest terms for cash, or most kind of produce.
Also to be sold a valuable farm in Pomfret, in said town; containing
about 130 acres of good land, with a large Dwelling House and Barn
thereon; being well
799. WH Sat July 13, 1793: For Sale. Loaf Sugar by
the hundred; W.I. Rum and Sugar by the hogshead or barrel; Geneva
in cases; Claret Wine in bottles; Madeira and Lisbon, do. by the
gallon; excellent Coniac Brandy; Bar Iron, Sheet do. Nail Rods, German,
Blistered and Crowley Steel; Brass Kettles, and Looking-glasses,
together with an assortment of Piece Goods, on the very lowest terms,
800. WH Sat July 20, 1793: At East-Haven, two barns owned by Amos Morris, Esq. standing contiguous to each other were set on fire by the lightning and consumed, with 10 or 12 tons of hay. There were several children and an old man in the barn where the lightening fell, neither of which received the least injury. The above barns make the number of ten buildings owned by Mr. Morris destroyed by fire; six of which were burnt by the British troops on the 5th July 1779.
801. WH Sat July 20, 1793: Hartford, July 15. On the 2d instant, Mr. Walter Smith of Grenville, being bathing in a pond, & unacquainted with swimming, was drowned. The next day his remains were interred, when a sermon adapted to the occasion was preached by Rev. Aaron J. Booge, from Job xiv. 12.
802. WH Sat July 20, 1793: On Saturday the 6th inst. in a thunder-storm at Woodstock, the lightning struck a tree near the roots, tore up the stones and earth by the tree, extended in two directions from the tree, on the surface leaving a singed mark about two inches wide; a flock of sheep being nigh said tree, ten of which were struck dead on the spot, all lying in a line with their heads toward the tree, the nighest of which was about one rod from the tree; four of the number were lambs, two of which lay one on each side of their supposed dam, and all lay on or near one of those directions of the lightning. The sheep were owned by Capt. Henry Child of said Woodstock, and were not missed, nor found till Wednesday last, and weren ot more than about 80 rods from the house.
803. WH Sat July 20, 1793: Died. At Shaftsbury, in the State of Vermont, Mr. Nathan Miller, of this town, aged 25.
804. WH Sat July 20, 1793: Notice is hereby given to the creditors of the estate of Mr. David Carver, late of Canterbury, deceased, that eight months from the second day of July inst. is allowed by the court of probate, for the district of Plainfield, for said creditors to exhibit their claims against said estate, properly attested, to the subscriber, or be debarred a recovery agreeable to law. Gideon Carver, Executor. Canterbury, 8th July 1793.
805. WH Sat July 20, 1793: All persons are warned not to trust Oxenbridg Deains, on my account, as I am determined not to pay any debts that he may contract in my name. Zebulon Jennings. Windham, July 27, 1973.
806. WH Sat July 20, 1793: An expedient to relieve a child who has a corn or bean or any other loose substance lodged in its nose. Take the child between your knees, stop both its ears with your fingers, and with your thumb stop the nostril that is clear, then blow with a strong and sudden blast into its mouth, and the obstructing substance will be instantly removed. I have known this remedy to be used in several instances, of late, with success; and that when the substance (in one instance corn and the other a bean) was so far up the nostril, that it could be extracted by no instrument. A Parent.
807. WH Sat July 27, 1793: Pittsburgh, June 29. A man by the name of Carson, who was out land jobbing about eight or ten miles from this place, was killed or taken by the Indians during the course of last week. A party of men went out on Sunday last to examine the ground where he had been, to see what discoveries they could make, we understand they found some tracks, but none that were satisfactory. A number of horses have been stolen by the Indians of late.
808. WH Sat July 27, 1793: Hartford, July 22. Last Saturday, Ezekiel Case of Wintonbury, was committed to goal charged with the murder of a child of Mr. Ackley of that place. It appears that Case was employed by Mr. Ackley to make shoes &SHY; that in a fit of distraction he left his work and struck his sister who was holding the child, violently on her head, which obliged her to drop it and run &SHY; that he then beat the child on the head with a hammer, till it expired.
809. WH Sat July 27, 1793: Hartford, July 22. One day last week a child of Mr. Baza Wells of West-Hartford, fell into a well and was drowned.
810. WH Sat July 27, 1793: Danbury, July 15. Saturday
the 6th inst. we had a severe storm of rain and lightning at this
and some of the neighbouring towns. At Stanwich (in Greenwich) a
young man (standing before the fire) was so instantaneously killed
by lightning, that in falling he did not break his hold from the
tongs and fork which he held in his hands. At Miry Brook (this town)
the house of Mr. Thomas Wildman was struck and much injured &SHY;
the lightning lighted on the south-east end and dividing one part
took the rafter which it shivered to
811. WH Sat July 27, 1793: Danbury, July 15. We are told that scarlet fever rages in Newfairfield, and that Doctor James Potter has lost two children, and Mr. Timothy Treskell one child, of that disorder.
812. WH Sat July 27, 1793: Litchfield, July 10. On
Wednesday last a person by the name of Smith, an intelligent foreigner,
who for many years resided in the cities of Hartford and Norwich,
arrived here on his way to the eastward, having about five weeks
since escaped from the western Indians in company with his two sons,
with whom he had been in captivity more than two years. He says he
went out from Norwich in the employ of Mr. Woodbridge, and settled
at Mariette; from whence he was taken and carried off, his wife and
an infant being absent at the
813. WH Sat July 27, 1793: Died.
814. WH Sat July 27, 1793: Worcester, July 14. On Tuesday last, Capt. Elisha Allen, of Princeton, was most inhumanely murdered, by Samuel Frost, the person who was tried in this town, some years ago, for the murder of his father.
815. WH Sat July 27, 1793: To be Let, and entered upon immediately, A House, Barn, Shoemakers Shop, and Tan-yard, with a good spot for a Garden. For further particulars, enquire of the subscriber, living on the premises. David Taylor. Mansfield, July 22, 1793.
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