562. WH Sat Jul 4, 1795: Worcester, June 24. A Harrisburgh
paper of June eight, furnishes the following paragraph: By
several of the
soldiers who passed through this town last week o their way home, from the army
stationed at Pittsburgh, for the purpose of keeping peace and quietness among
the late disaffected people in that quarter, we learn, that the soldiers have
experienced there, a very fatiguing and sickly
time, during the winter; that scarcely a man in the whole army has escaped a
severe sickness; and that out of 800 foot, to which our informants belonged,
between fifty and sixty had been buried. It was supposed that sleeping in the
damp log huts, newly erected, occasioned
such a universal malady among them. From the same authority we farther learn,
that several of the soldiers who had been dismissed, were
murdered by the Indians.
563. WH Sat Jul 4, 1795: Stockbridge, June 23. On Tuesday
last the Ministers of this County met in Association at Williamstown;
and, on the day following, Ordained the Rev. Ebenezer Fitch, President
of Williams College, to the work and office of a Gospel Minister.
The great decency and solemnity, both of the inhabitants of the Town
then present, and of the Members of the College and Academy, on the
occasion, could not but give pleasure to serious observers; and presage
happy and useful effects of the Ordination.
564. WH Sat Jul 4, 1795: Windham. The Rev. Dr. Dwight,
of Greenfield, is elected President of Yale-College, and the Rev.
Mr. Parsons, of
Amherst, Professor of Divinity in that Seminary.
565. WH Sat Jul 4, 1795: List of Letters remaining
in the Post-Office Windham, July 1, 1795. Col. Eben. Gray, William
MFall, Nabby Harrick, Samuel James, Timothy Wales, Ichabod
Ward, Windham. Ephraim Cutter, Windham County. Rev. Moses Cook Welch,
Adams White, Mansfield. Dr. Noah Coleman, Lebbeus Woodworth, Lebanon.
James Brown, Elisha Perkins, 3, Canterbury. Thomas Main, Ashford.
John Goodell, Woodstock. Nathan Kinne, Plainfield. Eliphaz Jones,
566. WH Sat Jul 4, 1795: Lost, on the Hartford road,
between Maj. Clarks, in Ashford, and landlord Brighams,
in Coventry, a Gold
Necklace, with silver rings, and tied with a blue ribbon. Whoever may
find it and will leave it with either of the above persons, or give
information where it may be had, shall be handsomely rewarded by me,
William Wentworth. Ashford, June 26, 1795.
567. WH Sat Jul 4, 1795: We the subscribers being appointed
by the hon. court of probate, for the district of Pomfret, commissioners
to examine the claims of the creditors of the estate of Mary-Ann
Work, late of Ashford, deceased, represented insolvent, and six months
from the 7th day of April last, is allowed for that purpose. This
is therefore to give notice to said creditors, that we shall attend
said business at the
house of Samuel Spring, Esq. on the last Monday of August, and first
Monday inn September next, at one oclock in the afternoon, on each
No accounts will be allowed unless properly attested. Ashford June, 27th,
1795. Aaron Tufts, Simeon Smith, Samuel Spring, Commissioners.
568. WH Sat Jul 4, 1795: Badger & Webb, Have for
sale at their Store in Windham, a large number of Tylers Rakes
made in the neatest manner. Farmers may be supplied at 1s9 a piece.
They give cash and the highest price for live geese feathers.
569. WH Sat Jul 11, 1795: Pittsburgh, June 20. Extract
of a letter from a gentleman at Greenville to his friend in Pittsburgh,
dated May 15,
1795. The Indians visit this place and the posts advanced, with
the greatest confidence. The Shawanese are settling to plant at Fort
the Delawares at Fort Defiance, and various parties live and hunt in
the neighbourhood of Greenvile in the utmost security; indeed, if we
judge from appearances, the general tenor of their conduct since they
have made overtures of peace, is of such a nature as to encourage the
fullest expectation of a speedy and happy adjustment of all differences
subsisting between them and the United States. We are informed,
person of veracity, who arrived here on Tuesday last, from Fort Washington,
that the mail-boat between Limeston and Galliopolis, was fired on by
the Indians, and that one man was killed, and two dangerously wounded.
570. WH Sat Jul 11, 1795: Lexington.
May 9. On Friday the 1st instant, two men who were hunting horses on
the frontiers of Maddison county, were fired on by Indians, and
them was killed.
May 12. For several weeks past the Indians have been stealing horses
on our frontiers. From mill creek about 17 horses have been stolen; a
party was out in pursuit of them when our informant left that quarter.
The Indians stole a number of horses from Clarke county, and tis
that Capt. MIntire who is stationed at Bourbon furnace, went in
pursuit of them.
May 19. Last week some Indians stole horses from Fort Hamilton; they
were pursued by a party to whom the horses belonged and traced 8 to a
considerable distance from the Fort, where only one of the Indians was
discovered; he was fired on and killed, the horses were brought back
again to Hamilton.
May 26. By a gentleman who arrived here a few days ago we are informed,
that about ten days since, a party, consisting of 8, coming through the
Wilderness was fired on by some Indians, within a few miles of Waldrons
station, by which four of them were instantly killed. By the same informant
we learn, that in his way through the wilderness, he passed several large
parties destined for this state. By a gentleman
arrived from Limestone we are informed, that during hi stay of two days
there were seven family boats, principally Dutch, stopped there, whose
destination was the Falls of the Ohio. When we consider the situation
of this country, its salubrious air, and the fertility of its soil, we
may not be surprised at the immense number of emigrants which arrive
from different parts of the continent. Through various channels of
information we learn, that the emigrants to this country during the present
year will far surpass that of former years. The lead mine at
Hickston, we learn, (from persons who have seen some of the ore) is as
good, if not of a superior quality to any other they have seen ;and,
properly worked and carried on, will be an undertaking highly advantageous
not only to its proprietor, but will be of most essential
utility to this country.
571. WH Sat Jul 11, 1795: Hanover, June 29. Hail Storm!
We hear from Newbury, that on Monday last, about 4 oclock P.M.
came on a storm of wind, rain, hail and thunder more violent than
any which has happened within the memory of the oldest man now living
in that place. The damage done by the destruction of mills, roads,
bridges, fruit trees and other objects exposed to the rage of the
contending elements supersedes all calculation. Our informant affirms
that the river road in Newbury is so gullied that a thousand dollars
would be insufficient to repair it. The same afternoon the house
of Mr. Timothy Durkee, of Piermont was struck with lightning. It
descended the chimney a few feet, then separated into two veins,
and forced its way into two different apartments. Mrs. Durkee was
struck down, partly out of the door, and remained senseless for some
minutes. A young girl and an infant, which she held in her arms were
likewise thrown out of the door; the former lay motionless some time,
but the infant was unhurt. Two other children were taken up for dead.
But it is hoped they are all in fair way to recover, although the
last mentioned were deprived of sight for two days. At Bradford,
and Fairlee, the tempest appears to have been very destructive. Hailstones
of an enormous size, spread devastation over the fertile fields;
and blasted the fairest prospects of the industrious husbandman.
In many places scarcely the appearance of vegetation is left, where,
but a few moments before, nature was smiling with more than vernal
572. WH Sat Jul 11, 1795: Worcester, July 1. Hubbardston,
June 25, 1795 The following melancholy accident took place in this
Monday last. At the raising of a house belonging to Mr. John Woods, jun.
two of the posts after being raised, fell down, occasioned by the sills
giving way, in attempting to raise two other posts; one of which struck
a Mr. Amasa Bellows, on the head, which put an instant period to his
existence. He has left parents in the decline of life, a wife and one
child, and many other connexions to lament his loss. Several others were
wounded, but none we hope mortally. It is hoped that all master workmen
at frames will take the utmost care in preparing frames for raising.
573. WH Sat Jul 11, 1795: Windham. Married. Doctor
Stephen Payne, of Lebanon, to Mrs. Prudence Thomas, of Preston city.
574. WH Sat Jul 11, 1795: A List of Letters remaining
in the Post Office Pomfret, July 1, 1795. Eben. Cresey, Pomfret.
Brooklyn. Jason Phililps, Esq. Eben Gay, Thompson, Stephen Paine, Woodstock.
David Twist, Union. Lemuel Grosvenor, P.M.
575. WH Sat Jul 11, 1795: Good Turnip Seed, to be sold
by John Staniford, Windham.
576. WH Sat Jul 11, 1795: The creditors to the estate
of Benjamin Chaplin, late of Mansfield, deceased, are hereby notified,
that the hon.
court of probate, for the district of Windham, has limited the term of
six months from this date, for them to exhibit their demands against
said estate, to the subscriber, who will attend at the late dwelling
house of the deceased, on the first Tuesday in every month, during said
term, for the settlement of the claims. No claims unless properly attested
will be allowed. All persons indebted to said estate are hereby
notified to make payment within said term. Mary Chaplin, Executrix. Mansfield,
July 7, 1795.
577. WH Sat Jul 11, 1795: To be Sold, At Joseph C.
Royces store, in Mansfield, north society, good Sheared Wool,
by the 100 or less
quantity. Also West India and Dry Goods, suitable for the season, on
good terms; for ready pay or good credit. Said Royce requests those who
are indebted to him in the years 1793 and 1794, to call and settle their
accounts, on book and note, immediately, or expect to be called upon
some other way. Joseph C. Royce. Mansfield, July 3, 1795.
578. WH Sat Jul 11, 1795: Notice is hereby given, that
so much of the real estate of Benjamin Walker, jun. will be sold
at public vendue, as
will pay his town tax in my hands to collect, on [list?] 1794, due to
me the subscriber, at the sign-post in Westford society, in Ashford,
12th day of Sept. next. Elias Dimick, Collector. Ashford, 8th July 1795.
579. WH Sat Jul 11, 1795: Lost, on Saturday, the 4th
July inst. on the road from New-London to Norwich, a Red Morocco
Pocket-Book, containing notes of and, and a few dollars in bank bills.
If any person has picked it up and will leave it with the printer
hereof, or return it to the subscriber at New-London, he shall be
generously rewarded for his trouble. Hezekiah Francis. July 10, 1795.
580. WH Sat Jul 11, 1795: Broke into the inclosure
of the subscriber, in Lebanon, about the middle of last June, a dark
brown Mare; has a
spavin on one hind leg. Also, a one year old Mule, of a brown colour.
The owner is desired to prove his property, pay charges, and take them
away. Asa Russell. Lebanon, July 9, 1795.
581. WH Sat Jul 11, 1795: List of Letters remaining
in the Post-Office Windham, July 1, 1795. Col. Eben Gray, Nabby Harrick,
Samuel James, Windham. Ephraim Cutter, Windham County. Rev. Moses
Cook Welch, Adams White, Mansfield. Dr. Noah Coleman, Lebbeus Woodworth,
Lebanon. James Brown, Elisha Perkins, 3, Canterbury. Thomas Main,
Ashford, John Goodell, Woodstock. Nathan Kinne, Plainfield. Eliphaz
582. WH Sat Jul 18, 1795: Windham. Died.
Mr. Gamaliel Ripley, jun, aged 22.
At Hampton, on Tuesday morning last greatly lamented by all her friends
and acquaintance, Miss Hannah Stedman, in the 26th year of her
age, and daughter of the late Capt. James Stedman.
At Preston, Dr. Joshua Downer, an eminent practitioner of physic, aged
583. WH Sat Jul 18, 1795: We the subscribers being
by the hon. court of probate for the district of Plainfield appointed
receive and examine the claims of the creditors to the estate of Lydia
Bond, late of Canterbury, deceased, represented insolvent; give notice
that six months are allowed from this date to the creditors to exhibit
their claims. We shall attend said business at the dwelling house of
Daniel Frost, Esq. in Canterbury on the second Monday in October and
on the first Wednesday in January next, at one oclock P.M. on each
of said days: John Felch, John Adams, Commissioners. Canterbury, July
584. WH Sat Jul 18, 1795: The hon. court of probate
for the district of Plainfield, hath allowed the term of six months
from this date for the
creditors to the estate of Josiah Hide, late of Canterbury, deceased,
to exhibit their claims against said deceaseds estate, or be debarred
recovery agreeable to law. All persons indebted to said deceaseds
estate are requested to make immediate payment, to John Adams, Executor.
Canterbury, July 7, 1795.
585. WH Sat Jul 18, 1795: Notice is hereby given, that
the subscriber and his wife Mary, have dissolved their connection
by mutual consent.
All persons are forbid trusting the said Mary, on my account, as I will
not pay any debt of her contracting from the date hereof. David Griggs.
Pomfret, July 14, 1795.
586. WH Sat Jul 25, 1795: New-London, July 23. Tuesday
last Mr. Eli Dudley, stage driver between this place and Norwich,
and another person were running horses on what is called Richards Plain,
when unfortunately the horse on which Dudley rode ran out of the
course, stumbled and threw him; he had no bones broken, but received
so much injury that he died the following day. The way of duty
is the way of safety.
587. WH Sat Jul 25, 1795: Windham. Mr. Byrne, Please
to insert the following in the Herald, and you will oblige one (and
perhaps a number)
of your constant readers. Saturday the 11th inst. departed this life,
Mr. Gamaliel Ripley, jun. in the twenty second year of his age. He lived
a patron of virtue and morality, much respected by all his acquaintance;
and died universally lamented. Thus is the fairest human prospect cut
short by the cruel hand of Death. Thus are the parents bereaved of a
promising and dutiful son, the brothers and sister of a kind and
affectionate brother, and the world of a valuable citizen.
G ood faith the word, our time is short and vain,
A nd longest life is nothing but a span;
M ay virtue ever be our chief delight,
A nd vanity forever take her flight,
L ike young Gamaliel, let us be inclind,
I n virtues paths, to form each other _rind;
E ach day and hour lets pass in virtues ways,
L ife soon is past, and youth and strength decays.
R ipley is gone, to his eternal rest,
I n worlds above, to live forever blest;
P ure as the light, we trust he reigns on high,
L ets live like him, that when we come to die,
E ach one of us may soar to worlds above,
Y ield up our breath, and meet our friend in love.
588. WH Sat Jul 25, 1795: Windham. Died, at Mansfield,
John Salter, Esq. aged 63.
589. WH Sat Jul 25, 1795: The hon. court of probate,
for the district of Pomfret, hath allowed the creditors to the estate
of Josiah Chandler,
late of Pomfret, deceased, six months from the date hereof, to exhibit
their claims against said estate, or be debarred a recovery agreeable
law. Attendance will be given for the purposes above said, at the dwelling-house
of said deceased, in said Pomfret, on the first Monday in
each succeeding month. No accounts will be allowed, unless they are well
attested. All persons indebted to said estate, are requested to settle
the same immediately with the executors. Caleb Hayward, Samuel White,
Exrs. Pomfret, July 17, 1795.
590. WH Sat Jul 25, 1795: Strayed or stolen from me
the subscriber, on the night of the 16th instant, a dark brown Mare,
with a white face,
hind feet white, natural pacer. Whoever will return her to me, shall
receive four dollars reward, and all charges paid, by Joel Messinger.
Ashford, July 21, 1795.
591. WH Sat Jul 25, 1795: Brigade Orders. The Field
Officers and Brigade Staff of the fifth Brigade of Militia, are requested
to meet at
Maj. Elijah Simonss, in Hampton, on the Monday previous to the
third Tuesday of August next, at 10 oclock A.M. to receive the
agree on the days of Review. Given under my hand at Canterbury, July
18th, 1795. Moses Cleaveland, (Brig. Gen. 5th Brigade.)