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WINDHAM COUNTY NEWSPAPERS : WINDHAM HERALD 1791-1795
7744. WH Sat June 1, 1793: Timothy Warren, has just received an elegant assortment of dry goods, adapted to the spring trade which he offers for sale on very low terms. He has also for sale, The best of Spirits; Good Santa Cruz Rum, by the barrel or gallon; French Brandy, Geneva; Lisbon, Teneriff, and claret Wines; Loaf and brown Sugar; Hyson, Souchong and Bohea Tea; Coffee, Chocolate; Raisins, Nutmegs, Cinnamon; Pepper, Rice, Cotton-Wool; Maxwells Scotch Snuff, and most other articles of grocery. May 15, 1793.
745. WH Sat June 1, 1793: The Southern papers continue to detail very distressing accounts of Indian murders and depredations on the Western and South-Western Frontiers; numbers of men, women and children, have fallen sacrifice, since the first of April.
746. WH Sat June 1, 1793: Ran away from the subscriber
on the 14th instant, an indented boy, by the name of Samuel Hucker,
about 20 years old. Who ever will take up and return him to me, shall
be entitled to six pence reward, and no charges paid. All masters
of vessels, and
747. WH Sat June 1, 1793: Strayed or stolen from the
subscriber, on the 11th of May instant, a three year old Mare, of
a darkish chestnut
748. WH Sat June 1, 1793: Joseph Williams, and Jonathan
Devotion, (Under the firm of Jonathan Devotion, and Co.) have just
749. WH Sat June 1, 1793: Missing from the library
of the Windham Literary Society, the Ladys Magazine for January,
and the American
750. WH Sat June 8, 1793: Charlestown, (S.C.) May 8. An express arrived from Gen. Pickens and Col. Anderson which brings advices to the governor, stating that a general Indian war, on the western frontiers of the southern states, seem inevitable; that by intelligence from the country of the Creeks, all the tribes, except the Cussataws, are determined for war; urged by Galphin, the successor of McGillivray, and that they have already commenced hostilities within the Carolina line, a party of them having killed and scalped a man on Tugaloo. We hear his Excellency has ordered one third of the militia in the upper districts to be drafted and held in readiness for immediate service, should the savages make further depredations on the frontiers. May 10. Yesterday evening, a gentleman arrived here from Augusta, in Georgia, who informs us, that six of the Creek towns, with a number of Cherokees, had declared war against the United States, and were actually marching under the command of Bowles and Galphin to attack the frontiers.
751. WH Sat June 8, 1793: Augusta, (Georgia) May 4.
On the 22d of April, the Indians, 37 in number, came to the house
of a Mr. Richard
752. WH Sat June 8, 1793: Newbern, May 1. Died, at his seat in Anson county, on the 20th ult, the honorable Samuel Spencer, L.L.D. and one of the Judges of the Superior Court of this State. His honors health had been declining for about two years, but he performed the last circuit, three months since, and we understand, intended to have left home in a few days for this town, where the Superior Court is now sitting, had it now been for the following unfortunate accident which, it is thought, hastened his death: He was sitting in his piazza with a red cap on his head, when a large cock turkey passing, the Judge being sleepy began to nod; the turkey mistaking the nodding and the red cap for a challenge, made so violent unexpected an attack on his honor, that he threw him out of his chair on the floor; ad before he could get any assistance, so beat and bruised him, that he died within a few days after.
753. WH Sat June 8, 1793: Catskill, May 13. On Wednesday the 1st inst. the following melancholy transaction occurred, at Rensselar-Ville: After closing the poll of the late election at the house of Mr. John West a number of young men went into the street to amuse and exercise themselves by striving to excel each other in throwing a large stone over their head backwards (a frequent recreation amongst them) when each having taken his turn, a Mr. Simeon Pearson, ambitious to throw it farther than the rest made an over exertion, which brought his feet from the ground and fell with the stone upon his head, which fractured his skull in so shocking a manner that he expired in a few hours.
754. WH Sat June 8, 1793: Philadelphia, May 29. A correspondent
informs us that Mr. Henry Voight, an ingenious clock and watch maker
in this city, and one of the officers in the mint of the United States,
has discovered the method of making steel from iron, which exceeds
755. WH Sat June 8, 1793: All those who have unsettled
accounts with the subscriber, in Mansfield, are hereby requested
to call at Mr. Enoch Pierces inholder, in said Mansfield, and
settle the same, by the twenty-seventh of June next, as the subscriber
will then be under the
766. WH Sat June 8, 1793: Ten Dollars Reward. Stolen
from the subscriber the 2d inst. a large Horse, of a pale red colour,
767. WH Sat June 15, 1793: Philadelphia, June 1. A
letter from a gentleman in Augusta, to his friend in this city, dated
the 14th instant, brings the following intelligence; Indian
alarms are becoming now truly serious. The militia, light-horse,
and artillery, will march the latter end of this week or the beginning
of the next. The commander in chief (governor Telfair) is also to
take the field in person, and to
768. WH Sat June 15, 1793: His Excellency Arthur St.
Clair, Governor of the territory north-west of the Ohio, has issued
769. WH Sat June 15, 1793: Notice! The brethren of
Moriah Lodge, will convene at Maj. Luther Binghams, in Canterbury,
the 25th inst. at 9 oclock, A.M. for the celebration of St.
John the Baptist. A sermon and an oration will be delivered. Per
order of the W. Master, Lemuel
770. WH Sat June 22, 1793: At Coventry, the house of Mr. Ephraim Coleman was struck by lightning, but not materially damaged.
771. WH Sat June 22, 1793: The commissioners for erecting
public buildings within the city of Washington, for the permanent
772. WH Sat June 22, 1793: Public Information. Woodstock,
June 5, 1793. A large number of respectable inhabitants of this town,
have lately formed into a society called Woodstock Society
for detecting Thefts. The object of this combination is to
check the progress of crimes, to secure property from the encroachment
of the lawless, and to aid the state in the execution of its laws.
While government is doing what it can to keep the body of the people
in order, and render secure the property of its citizens, the members
of this society design to
773. WH Sat June 22, 1793: Brooklyn, May 28, 1793. As a violent tornado on the 17th inst. severed Francis C. Le Roys sign from the venerable elm before his door, he takes this method to inform his customers, and the public in general, that he has removed his cheap store from the old stand, to the house of Maj. D. Putnam, opposite the meeting-house, where he has just received from France, and now opened for sale, a compleat assortment of Goods, suited to the present and approaching season, which he is determined to sell at a very moderate advance for cash, or on short creditamong which are the following, viz. A variety of fashionable Chintzes and Calicoes, Lutestrings, Ribbons, Laces, Muslins, Irish Linens, Taboreens, Callimancoes, Hosiery, Elastic Cloths, Vest Patterns, assortment of Buttons and Looking-glasses, Shoe-Buckles, Gentlemen and Ladies fashionable Riding Whips, Ladies Fans and Gloves, Plumes and Head Flowers, Childrens Toys, Fiddles, Hair-Powder, Pomacum, a great variety of Perfumes, Snuff by the bladder, Groceries, and many other articles too tedious to enumerate.
774. WH Sat June 22, 1793: We the subscribers, being
appointed by the hon. court of probate for the district of Pomfret,
commissioners on the estate of the widow Catherine Hammond, late
of Woodstock, deceased, represented insolvent, do hereby notify the
creditors of said estate,
775. WH Sat June 22, 1793: Whereas, it has been asserted
in some certificate lately published in the Windham Herald, that
776. WH Sat June 22, 1793: These may certify to whom it may concern, that we the subscribers, and freemen of the town of Woodstock, attended the freemens meeting in said town, in April 1792, that we have no knowledge of Mr. Lymans making any observation about the character of Mr. Learned, when the votes were called for, for him; or stating any objection against him; and are fully persuaded, that he objected only against one, who was in nomination for a representative to Congress [a long discourse follows. The following names then appeared .] Woodstock, May 29th, 1893. Jedediah Morse, Leonard Mason, Jacob Mascraft, jn., Benjamin Lyon, Benjamin Lyon, jn., Jonathan Lyon, Ephraim Tucker, Jedidiah Kimball, William Chapman, David Williams, jn., Israel Williams, Jedediah Bugbee, Ebenezer Skinner, Jonathan Morse.
777. WH Sat June 22, 1793: These may certify to whom it may concern, that we whose names are under written, inhabitants and freemen of the town of Woodstock, attended the freemens meeting in April 1792, in this town; that when the votes for Mr. Learned were called for, we have no knowledge of Mr. Lymans making any observation about the character of Mr. Learned, or stating any objections against him ..[another long discourse follows, then a list of the following names:] Woodstock, May 28, 1793. Nehemiah Lyon, Aaron Lyon, Davis Carpenter, Benjamin Eddy, Henry Bowen, Charles Child, Noah Mason, Daniel Bugbee, John May, Elias Child, Alpha Child, Phineas Walker, Willard Child, Ephraim Child, Chester Child, Daniel Lyon, jn., Elisha Child, Daniel Lyon, Silas May, William May, Caleb May, Ephraim May, Abel Child.
778. WH Sat June 22, 1793: We the subscribers, inhabitants
of the town of Woodstock, do hereby certify, that we never heard,
or had any
779. WH Sat June 29, 1793: Worcester, June 20. At the
raising of a meeting-house, at Boylston, last week, a Mr. Smith,
780. WH Sat June 29, 1793: Northampton, June 19. We
hear from Goshen, that on the evening of the 1st of May, the dwelling
house of Mr. Watson Robinson, of that town, accidentally took fire,
and was entirely consumed, together with all the household furniture.
But what is more
781. WH Sat June 29, 1793: Northampton, June 19. We
learn from Cheshire, in the County of Berkshire that two children,
about 19 months
782. WH Sat June 29, 1793: New-Haven. June 15. We hear
from Jamaica, Long-Island, that a little child of Mr. Betts, being
at play in the
783. WH Sat June 29, 1793: New-Haven, June 15. The 5th inst Daniel Riggs of Ridgfield, was killed instantly in raising a Tanhouse; and has left a Widow and four small children, to mourn the loss.
784. WH Sat June 29, 1793: New London, June 27. Last
Sunday was committed to goal in this city, Peter Chappel of this
town; charged with
785. WH Sat June 29, 1793: The Knoxville Gazette contains an account of the following murders and depredations of the Indians from the 9th to 18th April viz. Col. Isaac Bledsoe, John Harmar, _____ Dowdy, Henry Howdeshall, Samuel Pharr, John Benton, Richard Shafter, ____ Grambell, John Jarvis, Francis Ramer, and four others, (names not mentioned) killed, and several wounded. Some houses were burnt, and a number of horses stolen. The same Gazette says, from undoubted information we can assert, that since the first of April, six hundred and sixty Creeks have crossed the Tenesse, at the lower towns of the Cherokees, for war against the district of Mero, Cumberland settlements.
786. WH Sat June 29, 1793: A tooth measuring 14 inches
in circumference, and a thigh bone of the length of 4 feet has been
787. WH Sat June 29, 1793: Whereas, the hon. Gen. Assembly
of this state, at their sessions in May last, on the petition of
788. WH Sat June 19, 1793: This may certify, that I
the subscriber attended the freemens meeting in Woodstock,
[following were various discourses which claimed
that Rev. Mr. Lyman acted inappropriately at the meeting; and signed
by:] John Martin, Nehemiah
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