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342. WH Sat May 5, 1792: Pittsburgh April 14,
On Sunday the 1st of April two lads were missed from the waters of Whelen, and three parties in a short time went in pursuit of them. One
party, the first out, had crossed the Ohio, and were on the opposite bank, at the place where the Indians intended to cross, at the same time
the Indians had reached the river, and our people were unfortunately discovered by them. The Indians fled down the river. Capt. Paul at this
time (the second party) was about half a mile in the rear, and the third party lower down the river. Coming up to the place which the Indians
left when discovered, found they had tomahawked and scalped the two boys, and also had tomahawked on the left side of the head, another lad
which they had also taken, but who had not been missed—they had scalped him and cut his throat, but so high under the chin as not to be mortal, and though we will lose an eye, he will recover. This last had come to himself, and left the place where he was wounded in this desperate manner, before our people came up, and had got upon one of the horses which the Indians had stolen, and which they were obliged to quit, and had rode three miles into Grave-Creek settlement.
On Wednesday following, a woman was killed and scalped near Mr. Brice’s meeting-house, within 200 yards of the great road leading from
Washington to Whelen, and fifteen miles within the settlement. In consequence of the above information, Absalom Baird, Esq. lieutenant of
Washington county, has ordered out a party of militia.
A man whose name I do not recollect, being on Thursday the 5th inst. at the house of a family of the name of Edgar, they were talking of
removing to another house of the name of Humphreys; going back to Edgar’s on Friday about noon, he found the family gone, and supposing
they had gone to Humphrey’s, went over there, and when within some distance of the house, saw a number of mangled carcasses, instantly made his retreat, and brought in the intelligence. These families consisted of upwards of 20 person, young and old. The settlement is under a
general alarm, and Wolf’s old fort is talked of as the place of stand.—This is within five miles of the town of Washington.
A letter from Whelen fort, dated the 4th inst. says, “We are informed by Mr. Whitsel, one of our spies, who arrived here last night about
midnight, that he made discoveries of two parties of Indians, hunting on the head waters of Capteenah; and that he believes a large party of
Indians was not far distant ad supposes they will cross the Ohio at the mouth of Fish Creek.”

343. WH Sat May 5, 1792: Philadelphia, April 21.
On Thursday last, died at his lodgings in this city, Bigtree, one of the Indian Chiefs of the five nations, that arrived here about six weeks
since. His illness was not of more than 20 hours continuance—His corpse was interred on Saturday.
Extract of a letter from Monongahela, 15 miles from Pittsburgh dated April 9. “We are all in tolerable peace and quiet here, alto’ there are
some rumours of disturbance in the wilderness, a woman and several children killed, down the Ohio, some scattered houses burnt by
straggling indians, &c. On the 1st day of this month some Indians made their appearance near Wheeling, and took a woman and two boys prisoners. They were pursued, bot to no purpose: it is feared they killed the woman and one of the boys. The other has since returned to the settlement, with the loss of his scalp, and a bad cut on the throat, which however missed the windpipe. The Indian war has much injured the boat-building business at present, but am in hopes the army will make up, in some measure, that loss. This goes by Mr. ____, who came about a year ago to this country to settle. Unhappily, he some time since met with a certain person named Mr. Hardwork, with who he has had a falling out and in consequences thereof, returns rather in disgust.”

344. WH Sat May 5, 1792: Bennington, April 13. Fairhaven, April 3, 1792. “Last night the store of Mr. Boyle and Co. in this town, was set
on fire by a villain, supposed to be the same that is sent in irons to Bennington goal, viz. John Bates, alias Goodrich—The fire appeared to
have been set in the house with touchwood, or some other slow combustible, in the evening, and in the ridge of the house, on the outside about midnight. The fire on the outside was perceived about half past 12, at which time the fires had not coalesced, the people were alarmed immediately, there happened to be a ladder and water handy, every exertion was made use of with prudence, and in about half an hour the fire was happily extinguished, and notwithstanding the danger of the store’s being blown up every instant, as there were 2 barrels of powder in the chamber, and the fire had penetrated a considerable distance into a parcel of bags, which lay partly on the powder. The explosion which would have taken place in a few moments, must have destroyed not only the store and people in it, but Col. Lyon’s house and perhaps his family, his house being but a small distance from the store. This Bates is the same villain that has committed so many burglaries in Connecticut; he is a noted horse thief, and has broken several goals. He is a native of Sharon in Connecticut.”

345. WH Sat May 5, 1792: Keene, (N.H.) March 22. We hear from Enfield, in the upper part of this County, that as two men were crossing a pond in pursuit of a Moose, one of them being thirsty, and perceiving a hole which had been cut through the ice by some fishermen, he stooped down to drink, but being possessed of a long red nose, a fish supposed he had some bait, and made bond to snap at it, when the man suddenly throwing his head back, drew out a Trout which weighed three pounds four ounces.

346. WH Sat May 5, 1792: Danbury, April 23. Tuesday night last, nineteen head of horn cattle were stolen from the pasture of Mr. John
McLean, of this town. The perpetrators of this audacious piece of robbery, were two transient persons, who called themselves John Hoyt and
William Brown. They were pursued the next day, and the cattle recovered. Brown made his escape, but Hoyt was taken and brought before justice Benedict, where he plead guilty, to two indictments; the one for stealing a cow, the property of Daniel Milson, the other for stealing
eighteen horned cattle, the property of John McLean. For the first, he received sentence to be whipped ten stripes on the naked body; which
sentence was put in execution early on Friday morning; but the naked body of this (to all appearance) old offender, had been so often
seasoned to the lathe, that the ten stripes made very little impression on his callous hide. He was committed on the other indictment for trial
at the county court then sitting at Fairfield. Whether he will be forced to change his business of a drover, to that of a nail-maker, we cannot
tell, be that as it may, we hope this punishment will be more adequate to the crime, then simple scourging on an unfeeling carcass. Hoyt had
with him a regimental coat, the uniform of the federal troops.

347. WH Sat May 5, 1792: Danbury, April 23. Saturday night the wife of Mr. Elias Sanford, of Reading, was delivered of three living children, Mrs. Sanford bids fair to recover, and two of the children are like to do well.

348. WH Sat May 5, 1792: Widham, May 5. On Tuesday last, a very melancholy accident occurred in Coventry, at the Potash works owned by
Mr. Stanley, of that town. The building had, by accidental means, taken fire on the roof; a Mr. Voris, who was employed in the Potash, ascended to extinguish it; but while in the execution of his design, one of the rafters, which supported him, being much burnt, gave way, and he, being directly over one of the kettles, was immediately immersed in the boiling element which was contained in it; he was extricated as soon as possible, but was so scalded, as to survive only a few hours.—A number of people having collected, the fire was soon extinguished in the building.

349. WH Sat May 5, 1792: The Rev. Mr. Stone, of Lebanon, is appointed by his Excellency the Governor, to preach the ensuing Election Sermon.

350. WH Sat May 5, 1792: Died, at Hartford, in the 61st year of her age, Mrs. Mary Olcott, widow.
At Wethersfield, last Saturday night, the Rev. John Lewis.

351. WH Sat May 5, 1792: We the subscribers, being appointed by the hon. court of probate, for the district of Plainfield, commissioners on
the estate of Benjamin Brown, late of Canterbury, deceased, represented insolvent, and do hereby notify the creditors of said estate, that w
shall attend to receive and examine their claims against said estate, at the dwelling-house of Capt. John Adams, in said Canterbury, on the first Fridays of September and October next. Twelve months from the first day of April inst. is allowed by said court for the creditors to exhibit their claims. All those who neglect to exhibit their claims within said term, will be debarred a recovery according to law. Eliashib Adams, Asa Noulen, Comm’rs. Canterbury, April 3, 1792.

352. WH Sat May 5, 1792: The Peacock, The famous Narraganset pacing Horse, which was formerly owned and raised by Governor Potter, of Rhode Island, is now owned by William Hyde, of Lebanon, in Goshen society, where said horse will be kept steadily for covering the ensuing season, and good attendance given, at the moderate price of Two Dollars the season, and one Dollar the single leap, if the money is paid down; his colour is a beautiful bright chesnut; his size is exceeding good, and uncommonly well proportioned; his courage and carriage none will exceed, and is supposed to be as good a saddle-horse of that breed, as ever owned in America. Wm. Hyde. Good pasturing for mares. May 1, 1792.

353. WH Sat May 5, 1792: Strayed out of the pasture of Paul Newcomb, about the 2d of April, a three year old bay mare colt; has not been
docked; has some white on her hind feet; her mane braided. Whoever will take up said colt, and give information so that the subscriber may have it again, shall be handsomely rewarded, and all necessary charges paid by Roger Gurley. Lebanon, April 30, 1792.

354. WH Sat May 12, 1792: Baltimore, April 27.
“Danville, March 17, 1792. Mr. T____ S____, who had contracted to deliver a Quantity of Provisions at Post St. Vincennes, went from the
Rapids the 9th ult. His Boats contained 100 Hogs, 40 Bushels of Salt, and some Horses, which he landed at the Mouth of Pigeon Creek, above the Mouth of the Wabash, proceeded by land. The second Night after he went on Shore, the Indians fired on his Party, a few Drovers, and took all his Hogs, Horses, and Salt.
“A boat belonging to Elliot and Williams, with Provisions for Post St. Vincennes, was obstructed into the Wabash by the Ice; about 80
Indians appeared on the shore, some of whom went on board the boat, and demanded a Barrel of Whiskey, which the Boat’s Crew dared not refuse them; when they had drank it out, they went for more, offering no Violence to the Whitemen, but said they would have as much Whiskey as they wanted, that “Congress would pay,” and upon that score, took off six Barrels, without doing any other injury.”

355. WH Sat May 12, 1792: Litchfield, May 2. Yesterday sev’nnight, suicide was committed by Mr. James Orton, of this town aged 27. He was found hanging by the neck, about two feet from the floor, in a barn near where he resided; and circumstances render it probable, that the deed was done during the night. For several years the deceased had been subject to fits, and general debility: The verdict of the jury was

356. WH Sat May 12, 1792: Died.
At Norwich, Mr. Alexander McDonald, aged 40. Author of the Youth’s Assistant.
At New-London, Mr. Jesse Edgecombe, aged 47.
At East-Hampton, Long-Island, Mr. Nehemiah B. Cook. He had been a licensed candidate for the Gospel ministry for about two years past.

357. WH Sat May 12, 1792: The Mechanicks of the town of Windham, are desired to meet at the courthouse on Monday next, at two o’clock in the afternoon. As business of importance to the mechanical interest, will be then taken into consideration, it is hoped there will be a general attendance.

358. WH Sat May 12, 1792: Taintor and Isham, have just received from New York, A general assortment of goods, among which are a large
assortment of Jaconet and Book Muslins, Muslinets and Book Muslin handkerchiefs; a good assortment of changeable and black Lutestrings, a quantity of yard wide Irish Linens, which they will sell very low by the piece. Tow Cloth will be received in payment for any of the above articles. Windham, May 11th, 1792.

359. WH Sat May 12, 1792: The subscribers being appointed by the hon. court of probate, for the district of Plainfield commissioners, to
receive and examine the claims of the creditors to the estate of Mr. John Tyler, late of Canterbury, deceased, represented insolvent, give
notice, that said creditors are allowed until the 1st day of December next, to exhibit their claims, and that we will attend on said business
at the dwelling-house of Capt. Luther Bingham, inholder, in said Canterbury, on the first Mondays of June and November next, at one
o’clock P.M. John Felch, Ephraim Lyon, Joseph Baker, Comm’rs. Canterbury, April 28, 1792.

360. WH Sat May 12, 1792: Lost, last Monday evening, from off a horse in this town, a dark mixt coloured Great-Coat, almost new. Any person who has found it, and will return it to the subscriber shall be handsomely rewarded. Diah Hebard. Windham, May 11, 1792.

361. WH Sat May 12, 1792: Will cover this season at the stable of the subscriber, the noted Jack, formerly kept by Capt. Kinsman and Capt.
Ayres, and the last season by the subscriber. He is so well know it is almost needless to say any thing in his favour. However, as he has not
been kept in these parts but one season, I may not be unnecessary to say that he is without exception the likeliest, most vigorous and surest
Jack that is kept in the state of Connecticut, and if any person disputes that the mules sired by said Jack, are not the largest and likeliest in the state, the subscriber wishes him to call and see some that he sired the last season, which he is sure will satisfy him that the foregoing recommendation is not in the least exaggerated. Said Jack will be kept through the season, at the subscriber’s except every Wednesday, when he will be at Mr. Joshua Prior’s, in Mansfield. The terms to ensure a foal, 18s.—the season 9s. and a single leap, 6s. The subscriber will contract for the mules at four months old, and will give for those of the largest size, four pounds ten shillings, and for those of a smaller four pounds, and the jacking in the bargain. And those who are so unfortunate as to have their mares lose their foals, when the subscriber ventures, may put them in the next season gratis. Good pasturing for mares, on reasonable terms, at either of the above-mentioned places. Good attendance will be given, and all favours duly acknowledged, by the public’s most humble servant, Abel Clark.
Windham, May 7, 1792.


362. WH Sat May 12, 1792: The misfortunes of the Stuart family for 390 years past are worthy of attention.
Robort the third, broke his heart, because his oldest son Robert was starved to death, and his youngest son James made a captive.
James the first, after having beheaded three of his nearest kin, was assassinated by his uncle, and the uncle tortured to death for it.
James the second, was slain by bursting of a piece of ordinance.
James the third, when flying from the field of battle, was thrown from his horse, and murdered in the cottage to which he had retired.
James the fourth, fell in Flodden field.
James the fifth, died of grief, for the wilful ruin of his army at Solway Moss.
Henry Stuart, Lord Darnly, was assassinated and then blown up in his palace.
Mary Stuart, was beheaded in England.
James the first and sixth, died in prison.
Charles the first, was beheaded at Whitehall.
Charles the second was exiled for many years.
James the second, lost his crown, and died in banishment. And fell a victim to a broken heart.
The posterity that yet remains are wretched wanderers in a sovereign land.

363. WH Sat May 19, 1792: Winchester, (Virginia) April 23. Extract of a letter from a gentleman in Rogerville, in the territory south of the
Ohio, to his friend in this town, dated April 6. “A number of the Creeks, and all the Chickamogga Indians, have some days since declared war against the settlement of Cumberland—killed 22, and taken 2 prisoners: We are at a loss to know whether they will turn out on our frontiers or not. One of the Shawanese has been lurking about the neighborhood where I reside for some time, and (to shew their natural propensity for barbarism) yesterday, while I was attending general muster, an express came to town with the melancholy news, of his having within fifteen miles of this place, killed and scalped three children ­ the father of them was chased a considerable distance, but escaped—the mother is supposed to have been taken prisoner. This day a party set off in pursuit of them. The people of Cumberland have sent to the Governor for assistance. A full Captain’s company will march for that place on the 21st. The savage thirst for blood seems diffusing itself generally. I fear the consequences to us will be beyond conception great, and our army too late to redress the inexpressible sufferings of a helpless

364. WH Sat May 19, 1792: Hartford, May 14. On Thursday last, the Annual Election for this State was held in this City. The following
Gentlemen were elected to the offices annexed to their names, viz. [am only listing Windham and Tolland]
Windham, Mr. Zephaniah Swift, Mr. Hezekiah Ripley.
Ashford, Mr. Simeon Smith, Mr. Isaac Perkins.
Brooklyn, Mr. James Eldridge.
Canterbury, Mr. Moses Cleaveland, Mr. Benjamin Bacon.
Hampton, Mr. Ebenezer Mosely.
Killingly, Mr. Samson Howe, Mr. Isaac Hutchens.
Lebanon, Mr. Elkanah Tisdale, Mr. Asahel Clark.
Mansfield, Mr. Constant Southworth, Mr. Jesse Williams.
Plainfield, Mr. Joseph Shepard, Mr. John Pierce.
Pomfret, Mr. Thomas Grovenor, Mr. Lemuel Ingalls.
Thomson, Mr. Jonathan Nichols.
Voluntown, Mr. Benjamin Dow, Mr. John Gaston.
Woodstock, Mr. Nehemiah Childs, Mr. Noah Mason.
Tolland, Mr. Jeremiah West, Mr. Samuel Ladd.
Bolton, Mr. Saul Alvord, Mr. Oliver King.
Coventry, Mr. Jeremiah Ripley, Mr. John Hale.
Ellington, Mr. Matthew Hyde.
Hebron, Mr. Sylvester Gilbert, Mr. Joel Jones.
Somers, Mr. Reuben Sikes, Mr. Joshua Pomeroy.
Stafford, Mr. Joseph Alded, Mr. Ebenezer Gay.
Union, Mr. Samuel Crawford.
Willington, Mr. Minor Grant, Mr. John Johnston.

365. WH Sat May 19, 1792: Windham, May 19. We learn from Tolland, that last week, as Mr. Josiah Luce, of that town, was assisting in raising the frame of a barn, and being on one of the plates, he accidentally fell backward, about 20 feet to the ground, which bruised him in so
shocking a manner, that his life is despaired of.

366. WH Sat May 19, 1792: Died.
Mrs. Prudence Wales, relict of Deac. Nathaniel Wales, aged 83.
In Westmister, Engl. March 3, Sir Joshua Reynolds, Knt. Doctor of Laws of the Universities of Oxford and Dublin, Principal painter to his
Majesty, President of the Royal Academy of Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture, Fellow of the Royal Society, and Fellow of the Society of

367. WH Sat May 19, 1792: The hon. court of probate, for the district of Windham, having allowed six months from the date, for the creditors
to the estate of Lot Dimmick, late of Mansfield, deceased, to bring in their claims against said estate: claims not exhibited properly attested, within said time, will be forever debarred. Likewise, all persons indebted to said estate, are desired to make immediate payment, to Lucy Dimmick, Jonathan Dimmick, Adm’rs. Mansfield, May 10, 1792.

368. WH Sat May 19, 1792: We the subscribers being by the hon. court of probate, for the district of Plainfield, appointed commissioners on the estate of Ephraim Pellet, late of Canterbury, deceased, represented insolvent, do hereby notify the creditors of said estate, that we shall
attend to receive and adjust their claims against said estate, at the dwelling-house of Capt. Luther Bingham, in said Canterbury, on the first
Wednesdays of September and October next, at one o’clock in the afternoon each of said days. Eliashib Adams, Daniel Frost, Comm’rs.
Canterbury, May 10, 1792.

369. WH Sat May 19, 1792: Smiling Star will cover at the stable of the subscriber, one half of the time, and the other half to begin on Monday
the 14th inst. he will be at Landlord’s Greenslitt’s in Hampton, at 10 o’clock and continuous till 3 o’clock P.M. On Tuesday will be at Mr.
Daniel Payne’s, in Brooklyn, and continue until Friday night, and on Saturday will return by said Greenslitt’s and continue the same hours as on Monday—from thence return to the stable of the subscriber, where he will continue until Monday the 28th. Said horse will continue the above mentioned rout thro’ the season, and is the same horse that covered at Brooklyn last season: the terms will be eighteen shillings the season, or twelve shillings the leap, to be paid when the mare is put to the horse. Amaziah Wright. Mansfield, May 3d, 1792. N.B. Those mare that were put to the horse last year, for the season, and fail’d of being with foal may be put to the horse this season for half price.

370. WH Sat May 26, 1792: Yesterday morning departed this Life, at his Seat in Woodstock Connecticut, the Honorable Joseph Russell, Esq. in the 60th year of his age.

371. WH Sat May 26, 1792: Danbury, May 14. The following melancholy affair happened at Litchfield a few days since—Mr. David Stoddard being at work at his sawmill with another man, in repairing the Crank—the man supposing Mr. Stoddard to be out of danger, hoisted the gate, but unhappily the motion of the wheel threw him from a scaffold on the crank, which caught him by his legs, and before the gate could be shut
drew him in, and put an immediate period to the existence of a very worthy citizen.

372. WH Sat May 26, 1792: Windham, May 26. By the act establishing a mint, and regulating the Coins of the United States, it is enacted, that there shall be, from time to time, struck and coined, at the said mint, coins of gold, silver, and copper, of the following denominations, viz.
Gold coin ­ Eagles, each to be of the value of ten dollars or units. Half Eagles, each to be of the value of five dollars, and Quarter Eagles, each to be of the value of two and a half dollars. Silver coins ­ Dollars and Units, each to be of the value of a Spanish milled dollar, as the same is now current; and of Half Dollars, each to be of half the value of the dollar or unit. Quarter Dollars, each to be of one fourth the value of the dollar or unit. Difmes [Dismes? mean Dimes?], each to be of the value of one tenth of a dollar or unit. Half Dismes, each to be of the value of one twentieth of a dollar. Copper coin ­ Cents each to be of the value of the one hundredth part of a dollar. Half Cents, each to be of the value of half a cent. It is also enacted, That the money of the account of the United States shall be expressed in dollars or units, dismes or tenths, cents or hundreds, or mills or thousands ­ a disme being the tenth part of a dollar, a cent the hundredth part of a dollar, a mill the thousandth part of a dollar; and that all accounts in the public office, and all proceedings, in the courts of the United States, shall be kept and had in conformity to this regulation.

373. WH Sat May 26, 1792: Married, Mr. Ebenezer Fitch, president of the academy at Williamston, Massachusetts, to Mrs. Polly Cogswell, of this town.

374. WH Sat May 26, 1792: Died, on Sunday evening last, aged 29 years, Mrs. Jerusha Swift, the amiable consort of Col. Zephaniah Swift.

375. WH Sat May 26, 1792: Lost, the 12th inst, a Red Moroco Pocket Book, containing three notes of hand, and sundry other paper, of no
consequence to any one but the subscriber. Any person who has found it, and will leave it with the subscriber, or at the printing-office, shall
be generously rewarded. Nath’l Huntington. Windham, May 23, 1792.

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