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789. WH Sat July 6, 1793: Windham, July 6. Died.
Mrs. Peggy Hazen, consort of Mr. Jabez Hazen, aged 28 years.
Mrs. Mary Warner, consort of Capt. William Warner, aged 53.


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 o’clock afternoon, on each of said days; no demands will be received afterwards. Robert Barrows, Heman Storrs,
Commr’s. Mansifield, June 24th, 1793.

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 turn’d 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 don’t 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 ­ when I was bound as an apprentice to learn the Cooper’s trade. After having served the time of my apprenticeship, I went to Fish Kill and married my wife
Catherine Rogers ­ since which time I have been in several parts of the World working at my trade, in order to get something in an honest way by my industry for the support of my wife and children, who resided in the town of Fish Kill. Having returned to my family, I resided with them, but being afflicted by a certain neighbor of mine, in words and actions, was driven by turns to drinking to excess; and in one of these fits of insanity, I committed the crime for which I suffer. But I declare to the world, that I was not willfully guilty of the crime aforesaid; at that present moment I might have suspected he had injured me, but not being master of my reason, have been guilty of what I never intended to
have done, as appeared in the course of my trial. And I do further declare that I never have been guilty of any other crime deserving such punishment, as has been represented or reported by many evil minded persons since my imprisonment. And that I forgive all mankind, and hope the Lord and they will forgive me, and that they will take warning by my untimely end. Farewell. Ezra Mead.

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. Mary’s; they very well knew that by
treat satisfaction was to be made for mischief done on either side, but when it was known that the murderers were to be delivered up the Talassee King opposed it, and sent out and had more killed, which put it out of their power to give the satisfaction intended. The towns hostile to the white people are the Cowtas, Broken Arrow, Uchees, Usechees, and Talassee to whom they and the other Headman had talked till they were tired, but to no purpose. They understand that Gen. Clark was coming in to the Nation to revenge the murders and robberies that had
been committed, and requested that the Cussitah Town and Buzzard Roost, or any friendly Indians that might be out hunting, may not be injured, the five Towns above mentioned being all that have hostile designs against the United States.

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. Ramsey’s 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 receiv’d 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
proportioned with mowing, plow land, pasturing and wood land, and well watered, with an orchard of excellent fruit, that will make one hundred barrels of Cyder in a good season. Further particulars relating to the farm may be known by applying to the subscriber living in Woodstock. Elijah Williams. June 4th, 1793.

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, for Cash,
Produce, or Credit, by Tracy & Coit. Norwich, June 4th, 1793.

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 ­ 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 ­ 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 ­ the lightning lighted on the south-east end and dividing one part took the rafter which it shivered to
pieces ­ the other part followed the studs down by the window and end door into the sill, and in its course split the studs, tore off the sidings and wall, broke all the glass in the windows and shattered the door and sill. At the South Farms (Litchfield) Mr. David Gibbs had 5 cattle killed with lightning the same day.

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
time; who were afterwards murdered by the same party, but of which he had no information till he arrived at Susquehannah: The Indians telling him that they had seen his wife and child, in a second excursion to the house, but did not hurt them. Smith says he was furnished with money and rations at the British garrisons, and produced a pass from Col. Simcoe; that the British are vigilant and serupulous, tho’ they do not appear unfriendly; and that every possible exertion is exercised by various methods, to induce the Americans to settle on the Crown lands. Our informant was prisoner with the principal tribe engaged with St. Clair. He saw them march out to attack our army, and says they amounted to nearly 3000 able warriors, headed by the notorious Girtys; and their loss in the action was computed not to exceed 40 killed. He assures us that the Indians are vastly numerous, are amply furnish’d for war, and from their late successes hold their white enemies in great derision. Their supplies he believes are not given them by the British government, tho’ actually drawn from the King’s stores among them, but he thinks for the valuable consideration of their fur: They however draw a yearly suit of blankets, &c. from the Crown, to encourage their hunting, and keep them in humour. Smith is fully of opinion that our Commissioners cannot settle a treaty on any other terms, than establishing the river Ohio as the boundary line between the United States and the Indian nations at war. We obtained from our informant the names of such persons in custody of the Indians as come within his recollection, viz. Edward Hinman, a private of Shalor’s company, ____ Hall, (of Wallingford) a sergeant in do. ____Ames, (recruiting sergeant) of Fielding’s company, ____ Moffatt of do. from Massachusetts; Peter Larkins of Durham; an Atkins, (supposed of Middletown,) ­ all of whom were with St. Clair’s army: Likewise David Hull, an aged man, (a weaver) from Watertown, in this county. Smith says he was with our Commissioners; (in whose care he left his children) and obtained a pass, rations and a guinea, from Col. Pickering to enable him to prosecute his journey. He says the treaty will be delayed twenty days, in consequence of the detention of the commissioners; the British requiring more formal credentials of their mission, before they can pass their garrisons; which pretended informality has obliged them to encamp, till the return of their express from the War office at Philadelphia. Their suite consists of more than 30; part of whom are a respectable deputation from the benevolent society of friends, largely supplied with money, &c. to ransom the prisoners, and cultivate peace.

813. WH Sat July 27, 1793: Died.
At New-Haven, the Hon. Roger Sherman, Esq., one of the Senators of this State, in the Congress of the United States.
At Lebanon, Mrs. Anna Woodworth, relict of Mr. Joseph Woodworth, aged 88.
At Tompson, Mrs. Sarah Dresser, consort of Jacob Dresser, Esq. aged 86.
At Mansfield, Mrs. Esther Leavens, aged 66 years.
In this town, of the throat-distemper, a child of Capt. Lebbeus Larrabe, aged four years.

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, Shoemaker’s 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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