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282. WH Sat Mar. 3, 1792: Carlisle, February 8, On Friday last the following melancholy accident happened in East-Pennsborough township, on Mr. George Findley’s plantation. Two young men (one a son to Mr. Findley, and the other a son of Mr. Leonard Fisher, in the said township) in digging a well, in which they had entered 30 feet, where they came to a rock, and were endevouring to blow it, when a rock above (which on the first entrance projected a little and occasioned them to proceed from thence in an oblique direction) gave way and closed them in. Their friends, with the assistance of a great number of their neighbors, have been labouring to get them out; and by Sunday last cleared so far as to see one of the young men supposed to be Fisher, lying on his face and a rock of about 5 tons weight lying across his back; the other it is said has been felt ­ both lifeless, and by a person who came from there on Monday last we are informed all hopes of their being got out was partly given over.

283. WH Sat Mar. 3, 1792: Philadelphia, February 18. We are informed, that a number of leading and influential characters in the respectable Society of Quakers, in this city, having observed the want of employment amongst a numerous class of citizens, during the severity of our winter months, are determined to have all their household linen manufactured by the poor of Philadelphia.

284. WH Sat Mar. 3, 1792: Philadelphia, February 18. Died, Caesar Lloyd Cummings, a free black man, door-keeper and messenger to the War-Office—which place he had filled with diligence and integrity, from the first institution of the board of war, under the late confederation, to the present time.

285. WH Sat Mar. 3, 1792: Boston, February 16. Melancholy Accident by Fire. On Wednesday the 8th instant, between the hours of nine and ten o’clock in the evening the dwelling-house of Mr. Isaac Reed, of Tyngsborough, caught fire; the family having stepped into a house standing within three or four rods, perceived not the fire until it was impossible to extinguish it, though several persons were present for assistance. Mr. Reed recollecting that his oldest child was in the house, forced through the flames, into the room where they had put the child
in bed, but not finding it, the flames forced him to quit the room; parental affection, and the cries of a tender mother, led him to make another attempt to rescue his beloved child, still he was obliged unsuccessfully to quit the room or perish in the devouring flame. Nature recoiled at the thought of the child’s situation ­ he entered the room a third time, and by searching until he severely felt the effects of the fire, he found his child, between the bedsted and the partition of the room, who was so burnt, as that it continued but about four or five hours in the utmost torture, and then expired. His grain, his clothes, his furniture and beloved child, the loss of whom is irreparable, all notwithstanding his utmost exertion, fell a sacrifice to the most devouring of all elements. May their situation excite the tear of generous humanity, while the melancholy event serves as a warning to every reader.

286. WH Sat Mar. 3, 1792: Windham, March 3. The 29th inst. is appointed by the Governor of Massachusetts, as a day of Fasting and Prayer throughout that Commonwealth.

287. WH Sat Mar. 3, 1792: Ordained, on Wednesday last, the Rev. Solomon Cove of Boston, to the pastoral care of the first church in Colchester.

288. WH Sat Mar. 3, 1792: Married, in December last, at Bradford, in Pennsylvania, three young Men to three young women—the latter all appearing in silk gowns, of their own raising and reeling, and which were wove in the neighbourhood. One of them has enough left for two more gowns. A laudable example for all young women—If every young woman was obliged to raise and reel silk enough for a wedding gown, before she could marry, a great quantity would be raised in a little time.

289. WH Sat Mar. 3, 1792: Died, at Annapolis, on the 10th inst. his Excellency George Plates, Governor of Maryland, aged 56 years.

290. WH Sat Mar. 10, 1792: Albany, Feb. 9. The Indians settled at Brothertown in Herkemer county, we are told, have sent in a petition to the Legislature, praying to be put on the footing of free white citizens except that they do not wish the privilege, of selling their land. They state as reasons for being admitted as free citizens, that they have been brought up in a civilized life, and that they profess the Christian religion. Many of the Indians settled at Brothertown can read and write, and some of them speak the English language with no small degree of grammatical propriety.

291. WH Sat Mar. 10, 1792: Hartford, March 5. The Halifax Journal of January 19 says, On Sunday last sailed with a favorable wind, the Sierra Leone Fleet, consisting of fifteen sail, under the charge of Lieut. John Clarkson of the Royal Navy, having on board twelve hundred free Blacks, that having chosen to emigrate from this country to Africa in the hope of its being more congenial to their habits and constitutions, under the protection of the Company, incorporated by charter in Great Britain, for the establishment of a free colony there.

292. WH Sat Mar. 10, 1792: On Sunday the 19th Feb. left Philadelphia, for the Cherokee country, the six Indian Chiefs who arrived there on the 29th of December last; together with the Squaw, who came with them. They were attended with six waggons, containing their baggage, provision, &c. and accompanied by a white girl, who had smitten the heart of one of the chiefs, during his residence in that city; and, it is said, had consented to become his wife.

293. WH Sat Mar. 10, 1792: Mr. Byrne, In your last paper, my husband, Josiah Hendee, has inserted an advertisement, that I have eloped from his bed and board without provocation—have carried away some of his effects—and he forbids all persons aiding or trusting me. As he has published a notorious falsehood, for the malevolent purpose of stigmatizing the character of a woman that never injured him, I must request you to do me the justice to publish the following true state of facts in my vindication. In February, 1791, I was married to that gentleman, and in a few days moved to his house, with the warm expectation of enjoying all the pleasures of the marriage state. But to my inexpressible grief and disappointment, I found in a few days that my joy was turned into sorrow—and that I had exchanged my liberty for the most abject slavery to an unfeeling tyrant. In every branch of domestic business, even in cookery, he directed all my actions with the sternness of a master, and denied me a voice in the most trifling concerns of the family. His treatment of me was uniformly marked with
severity—instead of a smile, his countenance always wore a frown—instead of tenderness and affection, his heart overflowed with rancour and malice. Usually when I went to meeting, I was obliged to go on foot, and he at the same time would ride. He has sundry times exhibited the disgraceful scene of drawing me round the house by the broom, when I was sweeping. He has threatened to kick me out of bed. Scolding has been his common amusement. One day when I was at work, he, with a morose look, in a hasty and violent manner, stripped my shoes from my
feet, and carried them away. I was obliged to go thro wet and cold barefoot, to do my work, and by this I caught such a severe cold, that I have not had a well day since. But this abuse was not sufficient to gratify his cruel temper. These feeble limbs have felt the hard and rough hand of a mean, unmanly and ungenerous husband. About the middle of last January, I was seized with a fever that settled in one of my legs, which had rendered me incapable of walking, and has proved to be a fever-sore. In this situation he has neglected to procure for me the medicine ordered by the physician, of to provide me with things comfortable for my situation. In the severest time of my sickness, he twice left me to make a
visit, and was absent two days each time. Once he let with me only a small boy and a girl subject to fits. When at home, instead of soothing my afflictions, by care and attention, he would never come into the room to see me unless I sent for him. One morning I was greatly alarmed by the extreme pain and the apparent alteration of my leg. In the agony of my distress, I entreated of him to go for the physician—but deaf to my cries and entreaties, and steeled against the emotions of compassion, instead of complying with my request, he went to visit one of his friends. In this situation I must have suffered extremely, had not my friends and neighbours exercised towards me a kindness which I ought to have
received from my husband, and for which I shall always thank them. Under these distressed circumstances, my mother and sister came to see me, and finding my situation to be deplorable, they prevailed on my husband, with much importunity, to consent that I should go home with them. I took nothing but beds and clothes that were necessary to fix me in such a manner that I could ride. Driven by cruelty from home to seek a shelter among my friends, I hoped to enjoy that peace and quiet which is necessary to my present sickness, but my unfeeling husband is unwilling that I should receive even this final consolation; and he pursues me with unrelenting fury. Protected by my friends from personal abuse, he has devised the method of gratifying his malice by falsehood and calumny. He has charged me with eloping from his bed and board, when I left his house by his consent on a visit to my friends. He has accused me of carrying away and concealing his effects, when all the property he has left belongs to me. He has prohibited all people from trusting me, as he will not pay debts of my contracting; when nobody will trust him on his own accounts, and he is unable to pay his own debts, unless by my property. How unfortunate is my fate. By marriage I have put my estate under the power of a husband. To escape his cruelty and severity, I have been obliged to seek an asylum among my friends. I am by reason of my lame leg incapable of walking, and suffer at the same time the most excruciating pain. In a short time I must be the mother of a child, which will claim the parental care and affection of my husband. Can a situation be described in which a person stands in greater need of the tender assiduities of a friend, and the lenient balm of pity and compassion? But instead of this, he who ought to sooth my distresses and relieve my wants, not only mocks at my calamities, but prohibits others from granting me relief. Destitute of the principles of humanity, of paternal and conjugal affection he persecutes a sick and helpless woman, and smiles with malignant delight at the prospect of involving in one
common [town?, form?] an unfortunate mother and her innocent offspring. Was a savage ever guilty of greater barbarity and inhumanity? The world will excuse me for vindicating any injured reputation, and holding up to public contempt and infamy, the wretch who has been guilty of such complicated meanness, baseness and cruelty. Hepsibah Hendee. Hampton, Feb. 27, 1792.

294. WH Sat Mar. 10, 1792: To be sold at public vendue, at the sign-post in the town of Canterbury, first society, on the third Monday of June next, for civil-list orders, hard money, state certificates for interest, and any liquidated securities of this state, so much of the real estate of James Erwin’s heirs. William Erwin, James Bowdin, Oliver Windslow, Nicholas Brown, and Hannah Millir, non-resident proprietors, as will pay their state and town taxes in our hand to collect with incident charges arising thereon. Stephen Butts, Samuel Barstow, Collectors. Canterbury, March 5, 1792.

295. WH Sat Mar. 10, 1792: Notice by this is given, that the Hon. Judge of Probate for the district of Windham, has given liberty to the administrators on the estate of Mr. Ezra Loomis, late of Lebanon, deceased, to sell at public venue, of the real estate to the amount of One hundred four pounds, five shilling, and ninepence, lawful money, with incident charges of sale, which will be at the house of the deceased, on Tuesday the 3rd day of April next, at nine o’clock in the morning. Abraham Loomis, Joseph Sullard, Adm’rs. Lebanon, March 9,

296. WH Sat Mar. 10, 1792: This may certify, that the ancient practice of selling Cows at the sign-post, for ministers’ rates, in Canterbury, has of late become very fashionable again in Dr. Staple’s parish. Query. Ought these things so to be? Is it not establishing a very great iniquity bylaw? Ephraim Lyon

297. WH Sat Mar. 10, 1792: Good Rules.
1. Be temperate in your diet.
2. Rise with the sun: If you want more sleep, go to bed sooner.
3. Never play cards, when you can find any thing better to do.
4. Be constant in friendship: and have your friends well chosen, and few.
5. Be very considerate in doing those things which can be done but once.
6. When much pleased, or much displeased, be cautious, lest prejudice make work for repentance: In both cases there is danger.
7. Expose nobody’s foibles, unless somebody’s safety requires it.
8. Be a steady, honest, industrious, generous man; and my word for it you will thrive.
9. Begin the business of each day with praise to your Preserver, and implore his blessing.
10. Go to meeting: It is good to have a clean shirt on once a week—to see one’s neighbours—and to hear the news; and if the Minister be a man of goodness and good sense he may benefit your children, and possibly yourself.
11. Keep your children at school, or at work, or at play: Never let them become habituated to idleness, which is the rust of the mind.
12. Keep your children from all extravagance; but when your daughters are grown up, indulge them in having some ribbands, gauze, mode and wire: And when you send your son on an errand in the evening, let him wear his best hat, if he will: It is well for young people to be studious to recommend themselves; by such indulgence,, they will be enough more cheerful and diligent in their business, to make up for the additional expense; but remember when you was young, and charge them to be at home in good season.
13. I would also advise you to take the newspaper, and carefully peruse every pa0per: This is a valuable source and channel of information—the price is trifling—and it will presently make a man of sense of you.
14. Avoid bad company; be steady; bring up your children well; be a good citizen; love your minister; love your country; be useful to mankind; remember you must die; and, believe me, a little pure religion will never do you any harm.

298. WH Sat Mar. 17, 1792: Norwich, March 15. On Saturday evening last between the hours of one and ten o’clock we were visited with an uncommon heavy storm for the season, attended with heavy thunders lightning and hail: amid the darkness of the night, the horizon being overshadowed with an almost impenetrable gloom, the atmosphere appeared by turns to be wrapped in one perfect blaze, while the explosions which followed, were many of them extremely loud and awful. A cow and two hogs, the property of Capt. Zachariah Huntington, of this city, were killed by the lightning, no other material injury as we can learn has in consequence been experienced. At the western part of the town, although the hail was not over tempestuous, yet some stones fell near as large as musket balls.

299. WH Sat Mar. 17, 1792: As Mr. Asa Woodworth, of Franklin (who is some troubled with the palsey) was shaving himself yesterday, he accidently cut his throat so bad, that it is feared he will not survive the unfortunate accident.

300. WH Sat Mar. 17, 1792: The School Committee of the first Society in Windham, are desired to meet at Mr. Staniford’s tavern, on Monday, the 26th of March, a 5 o’clock P.M.

301. WH Sat Mar. 17, 1792: The Members of the Windham Medical Society, are hereby informed that a circular letter of consequence is received, and ready to lay before them. They are requested to meet at Capt. Jefferd’s tavern, in Brookline, on the first day of May next, A.M. 10 o’clock. By desire, A. Waldo, Sec’ry. March 3, 1792.

302. WH Sat Mar. 17, 1792: We the subscribers being appointed by the hon. court of probate, for the district of Windham, commissioners on the estate of the widow Mary Ticknor, late of Lebanon, deceased, represented insolvent, do hereby notify the creditors to exhibit their claims to us, for which purpose we shall meet at the dwelling house of Mr. James Ticknor, in Lebanon, on the third Monday of June, and on the second and third Mondays of September next, at one o’clock P.M. The time limited for the creditors to exhibit their accounts, is six months from the date hereof. Samuel Fuller, Israel Dewey, Comm’rs. Lebanon, March 17th 1792.

303. WH Sat Mar. 17, 1792: Notice by this is given, that the hon. Judge of probate, for the district of Windham, has given liberty to the administrators on the estate of Mr. Abraham Loomis, late of Lebanon, deceased, to sell at public vendue, of the real estate, to the amount of One Hundred, ninety-seven pounds, fifteen shillings and one penny, lawful money, with the incident charges of sale, which will be at the dwelling-house of the deceased, Monday, the 9th day of April next, at nine o’clock in the morning. Nathan Loomis, Abraham Loomis, Adm’rs.
Lebanon, March, 14, 1792.

304. WH Sat Mar. 17, 1792: All persons having accounts unsettled with the estate of Capt. Jabez Fitch, late of Windham, deceased, are desired to bring them in for settlement; and those indebted to said estate, must make immediate payment, or they will be sued without further notice. Ralph Ripley, Olive Fitch, Adm’rs. Windham, March 14, 1792.

305. WH Sat Mar. 17, 1792: Wanted, a Cow that will calve about the middle of April, about five years old, and that can be well recommended; for which Cash will be given. Enquire of the Printer.

306. WH Sat Mar. 24, 1792: Married.
At Lebanon, Mr. Timothy Kingsley, to Miss Sybil Fish.
Mr. Joshua Prior, of Mansfield, to Miss Betsy Fellows, of Willington.

307. WH Sat Mar. 24, 1792: Whereas I the subscriber, have for a long time, been deprived of health and my circumstances such, as renders it impossible for me to pay my honest debts, and from the nature of my disorder, not likely ever to be able to better them, have advised with my creditors, and agreed to deliver up my book debts, which is all the property I have, and which they have consented to average among themselves. These are therefore to desire all those whose accounts are not closed, to call and settle them by cash, or their note, by the 15th of
April next, as the books then will be delivered up, and all unsettled accounts sued immediately. Nathan Arnold. March 22, 1792.

308. WH Sat Mar. 31, 1792: Worcester, March 22. We are informed that the friends of lieut. William Taft, who lately removed from Uxbridge, in this county, to the State of New-York, have received the melancholy intelligence, that as he was passing with his team and family, up the river Hudson, in company of nine other teams which were mostly or all loaded with families, and some of them from this Commonwealth, they all fell through the ice, and perished in the water. Mr. Taft’s family consisted of himself, his wife, and five children.

309. WH Sat Mar. 31, 1792: New-Port, March 19. Agreeable to the order of the Superior Court of this State, on the 16th instant, Stephen Pettis (formerly of Hopkinton) received his punishment by standing in the pillory an hour, had both his ears crop’d, and was branded on each cheek with the letter F. Although there were a very great concourse of spectators, and the day was stormy and disagreeable, yet the business was conducted with the utmost propriety, and by a well timed and suitable address from the High Sheriff, the boys were prevented from offering any such abuse as is usual in many places upon such occasions. T is to be hoped that the vigilance of the government will not rest, till the remainder of the gang of villains concerned with Pettis are brought to a punishment not less exemplary.

310. WH Sat Mar. 31, 1792: Accounts have been received at Winchester in Virginia, which mention the death of Col. Alexander McGillivray, the celebrated Creek chief.

311. WH Sat Mar. 31, 1792: Died at Canterbury, the 13th inst. in the 23d year of her age, Mrs. Polly Tyler, wife to Mr. Royall Tyler, of Uxbridge, in the state of Massachusetts, only daughter of Dr. Gideon Wells. A lady of peculiar piety, distinguished erudition, and that graceful and engaging deportment, which evinced the delicacy of her taste, in connection with the most refined education. She early exhibited such proofs of genius, as to excite the love and esteem of her parents—the admiration of her friends, and the applause of all beholders; and to
compleat the character, she evidenced from a child, that she was a friend to religion, became a member of the church, and abundantly exemplified her union to its spiritual head. Peculiar were her talents in accommodating herself to every situation and circumstance—Were she in company with the afflicted, she would gently apply the balm of consolation—when with the desponding, she would exhilarate their spirits. She would regale the hearts of her friends, check the first appearance of levity, and discountenance vice, in all its attitudes, in such a manner, as to reflect dignity upon her own character, and honor to her God. Indeed in her were combined the sprightly and judicious—the learned and unassuming. She was unaffected in her mein—benevolent in her nature—sincere in her profession, and faithful in her trust. The rectitude of her heart was her support amid all her sickness; and raised her above the least fearful apprehensions from the universal conqueror. She professed an unshaken confidence in the merits of her Savior—supported an unusual degree of fortitude thro’ the whole course of a lingering disorder, at last calmly closed her eyes in death, and exhibiting a temper, which might cause her to unite with her Saviour, in prayer, even for an enemy, and tho’ she left, as consolation for her friends, indubitable evidence of her happy exit, her loss is severely felt by a disconsolate husband, weeping parents, and an affectionate brother.

312. WH Sat Mar. 31, 1792: The Freemen of the town of Windham, are hereby warned to meet at the court house, in said Windham, on Monday the ninth day of April next, at nine o’clock in the forenoon, then to give in their votes for Representatives to represent this town in the General Assembly of this State to be held at Hartford in May next; also for a Governor, lieut. Governor, twelve Assistants and for a Treasurer and Secretary. Also to choose twelve persons to ____ in nomination for Representatives, in the Congress of the United Sates.
Joshua Maxwell, Benj. Brewster, John Clark, Constables. Windham, March 24, 1792.

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