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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; Maxwell’s 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
others are forbid harbouring or carrying off said boy, on penalty of the law. Stephen May. Woodstock, May 18, 1793.

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
colour, with a small white spot on her forehead, and one on her nose, shod before, and newly dock’d, with her main chiefly cut off, trots and
paces. Whoever will take up said Mare, and return her, shall be handsomely rewarded, by Uriah Johnson. Woodstock, May 18, 1793.

748. WH Sat June 1, 1793: Joseph Williams, and Jonathan Devotion, (Under the firm of Jonathan Devotion, and Co.) have just received a
general assortment of European and West-India Goods, at the store formerly improved by Ebenezer Devotion, Esq.in Windham, (Scotland
Society) which will be sold on the most reasonable terms, for Cash, Country Produce, or on credit. Among which are the following, viz.
Broadcloths, Cassimeres, Lastings, Jeans, Faustians, Plain and striped Nankeens, Irish Linens and Cambrics, Moreens, Durants, Tammies,
Calimancoes, Russells and Shalloons, Calicoes, Chintzes, Muslins, Muslin, Lawn, Bandanno, and Barcelona Handkerchiefs. W.I. Rum per
gallon, Molasses per do. [ditto] Brandy per do. Geneva per do. case or bottle, Loaf and Brown Sugars, hyson and Bohea Tea, Coffee, Chocolate,
Nutmegs, Ginger, pepper, Alspice, and Cinnamon, indigo, Allum, Copperas, Redwood, Logwood, Oil and Blue Vitriol, Verdegrise, White and Red Lead, Spanish Brown, Spanish White, Spruce Yellow, 9 by 7, and 8 by 6 Glass, German and blistered Steel, and a few setts of Cart-Tire, iron, . Windham, May 30, 1793.

749. WH Sat June 1, 1793: Missing from the library of the Windham Literary Society, the Lady’s Magazine for January, and the American
Museum for April, 1792. Whoever has them in possession, are desired to return them to the Librarian. May 29, 1793.

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
Thresher, and fired upon and killed Mr. Thresher, two children and a negro woman; Mrs. Thresher, to avoid if possible, the fate with which
she was threatened, fled with an infant five or six weeks old in her arms, and leaped into the river; the Indians pursued, shot her through
each thigh and right breast, stabbed her in the left breast with a knife, cut her left arm nearly off, and then scalped her. In this horrid
situation she remained until the neighbours could assemble in sufficient numbers to cross the river and pursue the Indians. As the first canoe was crossing, she had strength enough to call for assistance, they went, found her hanging by a bush, in water nearly up to her chin, her infant at the bottom of the river, a few yards from her. She lived 24 hours, and when informed by her physician that it was impossible for her to survive much longer, she with a fortitude, that is rarely to be met with, called her friends around her, and in a calm but pathetic manner
gave her hand to each one, wishing them a better fate than had befallen herself and family; and when after her speech failed, as neighbours were constantly coming in, she continued to give her hand until about five minutes before she resigned her breath, which was without a groan. Mrs. Thresher was about 25 years of age, of a respectable family and elegant person, and possessed an uncommon education.
On Thursday the 14th ult. two men were killed in Franklin, 40 horses carried off, and since the accounts published in our last, all the inhabitants on the frontiers have retreated into forts, without arms or ammunition. At one meeting of near 40 persons, they could only muster
five old muskets, to heighten the horror of their condition, the Indians were momently expected. As similar murders are daily committed, it called up the spirit of 800 gallant fellows, who marched last week against the savages, determined to revenge the cruelties perpetrated on the infant, the mothers, and the defenseless.

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 the
generality of any imported craft steel, when manufactured into knives, razors, &c. It is said Mr. Voight intends communicating this discovery
gratis to all the blacksmiths and others interested in iron and steel manufactures, which may prove a considerable saving to the United
States, in the importation of this necessary article, as it will then be in the power of every blacksmith to make his own steel.

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 Pierce’s inholder, in said Mansfield, and settle the same, by the twenty-seventh of June next, as the subscriber will then be under the
necessity of an immediate collection of what may remain due. I hope not any will neglect this friendly request, as a recourse to law, will be
very disagreeable to their friends and humble servant, Matthew Bolles. Said Bolles has for sale, at the house of Capt. David Bolles, in
Ashford, thirty pieces of Chintz and Callicoes, of the most approved figures, and a large assortment of the Hartford made buttons, by the
gross, which will be sold at the lowest rate for ready pay. Ashford, May 25, 1793.

766. WH Sat June 8, 1793: Ten Dollars Reward. Stolen from the subscriber the 2d inst. a large Horse, of a pale red colour, one white
hind foot, a white spot on his nose, mane and tail black, a black streak from his tail to his shoulders, turning down each shoulder, a scar on
his buttock, where the hair is black, about sixteen years old. Whoever will take up the thief and horse, and deliver them to the subscriber, or
give information so that they may be had, shall have the above reward, and for the horse only, Twenty Shillings, and all necessary charges
paid, by Jared Webb. Windham, June 5, 1793.

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
fix his head quarters at shoulderbone, a branch of the Oconee.”
We are informed, that an express arrived on Saturday to his excellency the governor, from the frontiers of this state with alarming accounts of Indian depredations there: and urgently craving military and pecuniary assistance to enable the inhabitants to repel their merciless enemies.

768. WH Sat June 15, 1793: His Excellency Arthur St. Clair, Governor of the territory north-west of the Ohio, has issued a Proclamation
forbidding all the inhabitants of that territory, and all who may pass through it, from making any hostile attempt upon the persons of the
Indians north of the Ohio, or of any of their settlements, until the event of their treaty is known.

769. WH Sat June 15, 1793: Notice! The brethren of Moriah Lodge, will convene at Maj. Luther Bingham’s, in Canterbury, the 25th inst. at 9 o’clock, 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
Grosvenor, Sec’ry. Pomfret, June 12, 1793.

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 residence of
Congress after the year 1800, have published the scheme of another lottery, No. II for the improvement of the federal city. The number of
tickets is 50,000, at 8 dollars each; number of prizes 16,739, the remainder blanks the highest prize is a magnificent dwelling-house to
cost 20,000 dollars, and cash 30,000 dollars; the next a dwelling-house, to cost 15,000 dollars, and cash 25,000 dollars; the next a
dwelling-house, to cost 15,000 dollars, and cash 15,000; the next a dwelling-house to cost 10,000 dollars, and cash 10,000; the two next
each a dwelling-house to cost 5,000 dollars and cash 5,000; the remainder are all cash prizes, 1 of 10,000 dollars, 2 of 5000 dollars,
10 of 1000, 20 of 500, 100 of 100, 200 of 50, 400 of 25, 1000 of 20, and 15,000 of 10. By this lottery the commissioners will be enabled to give
a specimen of the private buildings to be erected in the city of Washington. The sale of the tickets in this lottery is deferred until after the drawing of the Hotel lottery, which will commence, on the 9th day of September next.

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
co-operate with the plan of government, and by their private compact, to increase that security of property which the state endeavours to afford.
Their exertions will be ever made to secure their interests against the common danger arising from persons abandoned to the commission of
thefts. The society is assessed of a considerable fund, and other advantages, that may tend to counteract the progress of the lawless, and
encourage men to be good and virtuous citizens. Samuel McClellan, Elijah Williams, William Graves, Committee.

773. WH Sat June 22, 1793: Brooklyn, May 28, 1793. As a violent tornado on the 17th inst. severed Francis C. Le Roy’s 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 credit—among 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, Children’s 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,
that we shall attend to receive and examine their claims against said estate at the dwelling house of Maj. Elijah Williams, inholder, in said
Woodstock, on the first Mondays of September and October next, from 1 to 5 o’clock, afternoon, on each of said days. All those who neglect to
exhibit their claims on one of said days, will be debarred a recovery according to law. Jedidiah Morse, John Morey, Jesse Bolles, Comm’rs.
Woodstock, June 7th, 1793.

775. WH Sat June 22, 1793: Whereas, it has been asserted in some certificate lately published in the Windham Herald, that on the
freemen’s meeting in April 1792, I was lifted up by Mr. Lyman, to vote against a certain gentleman, this may certify, that I do not recollect
any such transaction; nor did I ever hear that such a story existed, till it appeared in the Windham papers. Stephen Williams. Woodstock,
June 6th, 1793.

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 freemen’s meeting in said town, in April 1792, that we have no knowledge of Mr. Lyman’s 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 freemen’s meeting in April 1792, in this town; that when the votes for Mr. Learned were called for, we have no knowledge of Mr. Lyman’s 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
knowledge of the story, of Mr. Lymans’ lifting [listing?] up Mr. Williams, on the freemen’s meeting day, in April 1792; until since it was published in the Windham Herald. Woodstock, May 29th, 1793. Amos Paine, David Williams, Stephen Cole, William Skinner, Benjamin Skinner, Stephen Johnson, George Coteney, William Lyon, 2d, Asahel Clerk, Thomas Goodell, Elias Mason, jun., Luther Baldwin, Zifia Goodell, Warner Goodell, William Skinner, jn., Asa Payson, Rufus Kingsley, John Mowry, Jesse Bolles, Thomas Bugbee, jn. Harvilaud Morris, Samuel Ruggles Cotes, Levi Lyon, Samuel Chamberlin, Darius Blanchard, Zeph. Lincoln, jn., Micah Barlow, Andrew Williams, Elias Child, 2d., John Austin, Elias Mason, Charles Mason, Jonathan Lyon, jun., Elijah Lyon, Willard Bixby, Sanford Holmes, Perley Sanger, Samuel Howles, Leonard Holmes, Calvin Perin, Simeon Wilson, Thomas May, Joshua May, Stephen Buckman, Henry Child, Daniel Bottom, Jacob Mascraft, Cyrrel Bugbe, Moses Bugbee, Neh. Underwood, Thomas Child, James Ledoyt, jun., Warham Lyon, Zephaniah Lincoln, John Morse, Asa Morse, Elisha Chamberlin, jn., Jacob Leonard, Jacob Leonard, jun., Amos Lyon, Elisha Gage, Jesse Cutler.

779. WH Sat June 29, 1793: Worcester, June 20. At the raising of a meeting-house, at Boylston, last week, a Mr. Smith, of Shirley,
accidentally fell from the frame, and was killed. Two or three other persons were considerably wounded, but it is hoped they will recover.

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
distressing, his youngest child, an infant, perished in the flames. Mr. Robinson and his wife were much burnt in their attempts to save their
children from the devouring element.

781. WH Sat June 29, 1793: Northampton, June 19. We learn from Cheshire, in the County of Berkshire that two children, about 19 months
old were accidentally drowned in a mill pond in that town, on the 10th inst. one belonged to Mr. Charles Wells, the other to Mr. Root.

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
grass by the door, picked up a small toad, and played with it, the mother discovered the child having it in its mouth, but too late, although all methods were taken, yet the child began to swell and died on the fifth day.

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
the murder of Philip, a negro man, on the property of Mr. Jason Allen of Montville. On Tuesday last Chappel was examined before Authority, and remanded to prison, to take his trial before the Superior Court which will sit in this city in September next. It appeared on examination,
that on Saturday last Philip and Chappel, with some others, were digging clams in company, on a beech in this town, when Philip missing his hat, which he had laid down, accused Chappel of having stolen it: upon which an altercation ensued between them, and the deceased pressing upon Chappel in a threatening posture, received from the latter a wound in the belly, with a knife, of which he languished till Monday, and then died.

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 found
on a hill in the town of Troy, New-York. The tooth is completely petrified; and it is not yet discovered to what species of animal it
could belong.

787. WH Sat June 29, 1793: Whereas, the hon. Gen. Assembly of this state, at their sessions in May last, on the petition of Bela Elderkin,
of Windham, dated 17th April, 1792, praying for an act of insolvency, did resolve and order that the said petitioner be exonerated and
discharged from any debt or debts due or owing from him, antecedent to the date of his said petition, on condition that the said petitioner
deliver, on or before the 20th day of August next, all his estate of every kind or description, with all his credits and property, which he stands possessed of, except necessary household furniture, and wearing apparel, of himself and family, upon oath, into the hands of us the subscribers, appointed Trustees, to receive said estates, credits and property, and average the same amongst the creditors of said petitioner,
in proportion to their several just claims. Agreeably to the power vested in us, we give this public notice, that we shall attend on said business on the first Monday of August next, at the house of Mr. Jonathan Hebard, innholder, in said Windham, at which time and place, all concerned will take due notice, and (if they see cause) exhibit their claims against said petitioner. Shubael Abbe, Hezekiah Ripley, John Fitch, Trustees. Windham, June 25, 1793.

788. WH Sat June 19, 1793: This may certify, that I the subscriber attended the freemen’s meeting in Woodstock, April 1792……[following were various discourses which claimed that Rev. Mr. Lyman acted inappropriately at the meeting; and signed by:] John Martin, Nehemiah
Child, Stephen May, Asa Sibley, Peregrine White, Jos. Cogswell, Timothy Child, Nathan Abbott, Elijah Bugbee, Jethniel Perrin, William Bowen, Samuel Torrey, Elijah Williams, John Williams.

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