186. WH Sat Jun 7, 1794: Windham, June 7, 1794. Married,
Mr. Henry Webb, merchant to Miss Hannah Cli__ [looks like Clift]
187. WH Sat Jun 7, 1794: Windham, June 7, 1794. Died,
at Norwich, on Tuesday evening last, Mrs. Martha Huntington, the
amiable consort of his Excellency Governor Huntington, aged 55.
188. WH Sat Jun 14, 1794: Augusta, (Geo.) May 10. An
express arrived in town on Tuesday last from Brig. Gen. Clarke to
his excellency the
Governor, giving information, that a party of Indians (supposed to be
Cherokees or upper Creeks) about 50 in number came into the frontier
settlements of Franklin county, and stole a number of horses. Lieut.
Hay, stationed at the high shoals of Appalachee, pursuing their trail
with 18 dragoons was drawn into their ambuscade, himself and two of his
men fell, and another dangerously wounded; the Indians went off with
their booty. Does this accord with the terms of peace spoken of by the
189. WH Sat Jun 14, 1794: Norwich, June 12. The late
heavy rains has so flowed the meadows and low lands with water, that
for two nights past (says our correspondent) the inhabitants of this
city have been serenaded by the band of the green citizens of the
Pond, who from every
bog and quagmire, have sent forth an unusual sonorous croaking; what
the event may prove we do not venture to assert; but should the damp
weather continue much longer, we may begin to dread the consequences.
Our brethren and nigh neighbors the Windhamites, disturbed amid the blackness
of night once experienced an ever to be remembered almost fatal catastrophe
(by surprise) from an uncommon clamorous piping of a numerous troop of
these musical noisy Pipers.
190. WH Sat Jun 14, 1794: Windham, June 14, 1794. Died
At Canterbury, the 5th inst. Mrs. Sarah Gordon, the wife of Capt. Alexander
At Franklin, on Wednesday evening the 11th inst. universally lamented,
Dr. Samuel H. Barker, in the 30th year of his age.
191. WH Sat Jun 14, 1794: David & Matthew Bolles.
Are opening this day at the most reduced prices, for ready pay in
Cash, or most kinds of
country produce, a handsome assortment of English and West-India Goods,
Drugs and Medicine, Painters Colours, &c. &c.; Particulars
next week. David & Matthew Bolles. Ashford, June 12, 1794.
192. WH Sat Jun 14, 1794: The hon. court of probate,
for the district of Plainfield, hath allowed seven months from the
2d day of June inst.
for the creditors of the estate of Mr. Jacob Geer, late of Canterbury,
deceased, to exhibit their demands against said estate to the
subscriber, well attested, or be debarred a recovery. And all persons
indebted to said estate, are desired to make immediate settlement.
Eliashib Adams, Exr. Canterbury, June 5, 1794.
193. WH Sat Jun 14, 1794: Ran away from the subscriber
on the 29th inst. one Jonathan Simons, twelve years of age, dark
complexion. Whoever will take up said boy, and return him to be the
subscriber, shall have four pence two farthings reward, and no charges
paid. Abraham Ford. Hampton, May 30, 1794. N.B. All persons are forbid
harbouring said boy, on penalty of the law.
194. WH Sat Jun 14, 1794: State of Connecticut, May
14, 1794. General Orders.
The Captain General directs that the companies of Cavalry belonging to
this State, be formed into Regiments, and be annexed to the several
Brigades as follows.
The troop raised in Hartford and Windsor, under the command of Capt.
Joseph Hart; the troop raised in East Windsor, East Hartford, Bolton
and Ellington, under the command of Capt. Solomon Alverd; the troop raised
in Symsbury and Grandby, under the command of Capt. Charles Case, and
the troop raised in Suffield, Enfield, and Sommers, under the command
of Capt. Amos Alden, are to compose the first Regiment and be annexed
to the first Brigade.
The troops raised in Middletown and Chatham, under the command of Capt.
David Lyman; the troop raised in Wallingford and Cheshire, under the
command of Capt. Aaron Hall; the troop raised in Saybrook and Killingsworth,
under the command of Capt. David Bishop, and the troops raised in New-Haven
and Milford under the command of Capt. Daniel Tallmadge are to compose
the second Regiment and be annexed to the second Brigade.
The troop raised in Norwich, Bozrah, Franklin, Lisbon and the west part
of Preston under the command of Capt. Elisha Edgerton; the troop
raised in New-London, Montville and Lyme, under the command of Capt.
Guardian Hewitt; the troop raised in Stonington, Groton and Preston,
excepting that part of Preston called Long Society, under the command
of Capt. Joseph Smith, and the troop raised in Lebanon and Hebron under
the command of Capt. Bela Williams, are to compose the third Regiment
and be annexed to the third Brigade.
The troop raised in Fairfield under the command of Capt. _____ Walkeman,
the troop raised in Stamford and Greenwich; under the Command of Capt.
Sylvanus Waring; the troop raised in Stratford and Huntington under the
command of Capt. David Judson, and a new troop to be raised from the
4th Brigade, are to compose the fourth regiment and be annexed to the
The troop raised in Windham, Hampton, Mansfield and Ashford under the
command of Capt. Timothy Babcock; the troop raised in Pomfret,
Woodstock, Killingly, Thompson and Brooklyn under the command of Capt.
Timothy Prince; the troop raised in Plainfield, Canterbury and
Voluntown, under the command of Capt. Lott Morgan; and the troop raised
in Tolland, Coventry and Stafford under the command of Capt. Jeduthan
Cobb, are to compose the fifth Regiment and be annexed to the fifth Brigade.
The troop raised in Litchfield, Goshen and Torrington, under the command
of Capt. Elisha Lewis; the troop raised in New-Hartford,
Colebrook and Winchester under the command of Capt. Elijah Coo___ [Cook?]
the troop raised in Salisbury, Norfolk, Canaan and Cornwall,
under the command of Capt. John Sedgwick, and a new troop to be raised
from the sixth Brigade, are to compose the sixth Regiment and be annexed
to the 6th Brigade.
The troop raised in Colchester and East Haddam, under the command of
Capt. Daniel Beckwith; the troop raised in Wethersfield and Glastenbury
under the command of Capt. James Francis; the troop raised in Farmington,
Southington, Bristol and Berlin under the command of Capt. Daniel Gridley,
and the troop raised in Farmington under the command of Capt. Solomon
Cowles are to compose the seventh Regiment and be annexed to the seventh
The troop raised in Waterbury and Watertown under the command of Capt.
Samuel Gunn; the troop raised in Woodbury and Bethlehem under the command
of Capt. Robert Hannah; the troop raised in Washington, New-Milford and
Warren, under the command of Capt. William Taylor, and the troop raised
in Danbury, Newtown and New-Fairfield, under the command of Capt. Nathaniel
Gregory, are to compose the 8th Regiment and be annexed to the eighth
The officers commanding Regiments of Cavalry, are to number the companies
thereof according to their rank; considering each company as commencing
its rank from the date of the act of Assembly, authorising the raising
of the same. Samuel Huntington. By order Eben. Huntington, Adjutant General.
195. WH Sat Jun 21, 1794: Portland, May 24. Murder.
Last Sunday evening, as a young girl of about 14 years of age, of
a credible family
in Vassalborough, by the name of Tilton, was returning home from her
sisters house where she had been on a visit, was overtaken in the
woods by a negro man, who, after committing a rape, murdered her, and
hid her body under a log, and covered it with rotton wood. She was found
on Tuesday after a long search made by the neighbours, who from certain
circumstances, suspecting the perpetrator of the crimes, took the negro
with them. We hear the villain has confessed the facts, and is in custody.
196. WH Sat Jun 21, 1794: Windham, June 21, 1794. Congress
adjourned on Monday the 9th inst. to the first Monday in November
next. Twenty indian chiefs of the Cherokee nation, have lately arrived
at Philadelphia, they are a deputation for the purpose of forming
a treaty of peace and amity with the United States. The President
of the United States, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate,
has appointed the following persons Commanders of the frigates, to
be built pursuant to an act of Congress, viz. John Barry, Samuel
Nicholson, Silas Talbot, Joshua Barney, Richard Dale, Thomas Truxton.
197. WH Sat Jun 21, 1794: Groceries. Jonathan Jennings,
has just received from New York, the following articles in the Grocery
St. Croix Spirit; and common Rum, by the barrel or less quantity, Loaf
Sugar, Green and Bohea Teas, Coffee, Chocolate, Raisins, Cinnamon,
Cloves, Nutmegs, Rice, Pepper, Alspice, Ginger, French Indigo, Cotton,
Copperas, Allum, Brimstone, Lorillards excellent Pigtail and Paper
Tobacco, Smoaking do. Snuff, Pipes, Chalk, Dutch Powder, Corks and Cork
Screws, Gun Flints, Lampblack, good Shaving Soap, pint and half-pint
Dram Bottles, Crockery and Glass Ware, &c. As Cash is the main object,
the above Goods will be sold at a small advance for that article. The
least favour will be thankfully acknowledged. Jona. Jennings. Windham,
June 20, 1794.
198. WH Sat Jun 21, 1794: The hon. court of probate,
for the district of Windham, having allowed six months from the third
day of June inst.
for the creditors to the estate of Thomas Stewart, late of Mansfield,
deceased, to exhibit their claims against said estate. Those who neglect
to bring them in to the subscriber by said true, will be debarred a recovery
according to law. Samuel Stewart, Admr. Mansfield, 3d June
199. WH Sat Jun 28, 1794: Winchester, June 9
Indian depredations still continue on the S.W. frontier, but in some
instances the savages have been made to pay for their temerity;
of them having lately stolen horses, &c. from a settlement on Beaver
Creek, they were pursued by a party of militia, headed by Capt. John
Beard, who recovered the horses and other articles taken, killed two
Indians and wounded four.
Capt. Beard also took three guns, ten shot bags, and fourteen blankets.
One of the fellows killed was richly dressed, and wore a medal
engraved with the arms of the United States; from the date it was presented
We are informed from good authority (via the Creek nation) that between
the 20th and 28th ult. a large body of Creeks passed the lower
towns, for war against the Cumberland settlements.
On the 30th ult. Lieut. Col. Kelly, with a party of the Knox county militia
went in pursuit of the Indians who murdered Castells family, as
mentioned in our last, and on the day following about day-break, an advanced
party of his command, forded the Tennesse, near Telassee, where
they found the Indians, fired on them, killed one fellow and wounded
another: one squaw was killed contrary to the wishes or intentions of
the party, the Indians betook themselves to the almost inaccessible spurs
of the mountain, but by the exertions of the men, who ascended it
in the face of a very heavy fire; they were routed, five warriors killed
and several squaws and children taken prisoners who are set at liberty.
Col. Kelly brot off three horses, lately taken from the frontiers.
He left undisturbed their corn, horses, and other property, which he
200. WH Sat Jun 28, 1794: Pittsburgh, June 7.
Friday morning last about 23 miles from this place, in the Alleghany
river, a loaded canoe with three men on board, was fired on by
Indians; one of the men was killed, the other two wounded. The same day,
about half an hour before sunset, a Kentucky boat with about 20 persons
on board (all women and children except five men) was fired on in the
Kiskimenitas, seven miles from the mouth; three men were killed and one
badly wounded, the other being on shore made his escape; one Indian was
killed. The boat arrived here the next day with the dead men on board;
the inhabitants of this place took immediate measures to have then decently
buried, and rallied a generous collection for the present support of
the women and children; one of whom, with six small children, had her
husband and son killed. It is supposed this was the same party that fired
on the canoe in the Alleghany.
Accounts from Fort Washington, as late as the 15th ult inform us, that
an escort between that place and Head-Quarters, had been attacked
the day before by the Indians, and eight men were killed. One army were
still at Greenville.
201. WH Sat Jun 28, 1794: This is to give notice to
all persons that are indebted to Doctor Nathan Arnold, of Mansfield,
that he being in a
low state of health, and unable to do any business of consequence, by
which he is under a necessity of collecting his debts; for that purpose
he has left his books of account with the subscriber, with orders to
collect the several balances that may be found due. I would therefore
desire al persons that are indebted to the Doctor to call and settle
their accounts immediately. Constant attendance for that purpose will
given at the Store of Badger & Webb in Windham, by Edmund Badger.
June 25, 1794.
202. WH Sat Jun 28, 1794: Whereas, Patience, the wife
of the subscriber, has left his bed and board, and there is reason
she will run him in debt, -these are therefore to forbid any person trusting
her on his account, as he is determined not to pay any debts
she may contract. Simeon Randall. Brooklyn, June 21, 1794.