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WINDHAM COUNTY NEWSPAPERS : WINDHAM HERALD 1791-1795
282. WH Sat Mar. 3, 1792: Carlisle, February 8, On Friday last the following melancholy accident happened in East-Pennsborough township, on Mr. George Findleys 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 &SHY; 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-Officewhich 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 oclock 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
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 womenthe 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 womenIf 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 provocationhave
carried away some of his effectsand 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 sorrowand
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
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 Erwins 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
oclock in the morning. Abraham Loomis, Joseph Sullard, Admrs.
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. Staples 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.
298. WH Sat Mar. 17, 1792: Norwich, March 15. On Saturday evening last between the hours of one and ten oclock 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. Stanifords tavern, on Monday, the 26th of March, a 5 oclock 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. Jefferds tavern, in Brookline, on the first day of May next, A.M. 10 oclock. By desire, A. Waldo, Secry. 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 oclock P.M. The time limited for the creditors to exhibit their accounts, is six months from the date hereof. Samuel Fuller, Israel Dewey, Commrs. 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 oclock in the morning. Nathan
Loomis, Abraham Loomis, Admrs.
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, Admrs. 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.
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
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. Tafts 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 cropd, 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 parentsthe admiration of her friends, and
the applause of all beholders; and to
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 oclock
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.
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