148. WH Sat May 3, 1794: Lexington, March 22. By a
gentleman who arrived in town on Wednesday last from Cincinnati,
we are informed, that the spies from Grenville have lately taken
a white man prisoner, who has been with the indians since the year
1732, who informs, that the united tribes of Indians are for war;
That they have lately held a general council, at which they determined
to make peace with United States; in consequence of which they sent
to their different nations for all the prisoners they had, in order
to deliver them up to Gen. Wayne on the
19th of February. That Girty and Elliot arriving at the council from Detroit,
before the prisoners, informed the indians, that it was the wish of the British
that they should not make peace with the United States, and that if they would
prosecute the war, they should be furnished from Detroit with arms, ammunition,
provision, and cloathing, at the Big Falls of Glaize. Upon this information a
number of the Chiefs went to Detroit to confer with MKee, the British agent
with the indians, on the subject, and who confirmed with them what Girty and
Elliot had promised. At the return of the chiefs to the council, they broke up,
determined to prosecute the war with the utmost vigor.
149. WH Sat May 3, 1794: Windham, May 3, 1794. At a
town-meeting legally holden in Ashford, by adjournment, on the 21st
day of April,
1794. Voted, That it is the full and unanimous opinion of this town,
that the present sale of the new Western Lands, belonging to this state,
would be very prejudicial to the interest of the state; and that therefore
the representatives of this town be requested to use their endeavours
against the sale of said lands. A true copy of Record, Test. Josias Byles,
150. WH Sat May 3, 1794: Fresh Lemons, to be sold cheap,
at Stanifords Tavern.
151. WH Sat May 3, 1794: To be sold, between 4 and
5000 feet of Cherry-Tree Boards and Plank, at the shop lately improved
Wight, in Sturbridge, if applied for soon, by William Robertson, at said
shop. Sturbridge, April 14, 1794.
152. WH Sat May 3, 1794: Thomas Farnham hereby informs
his Customers, that he shall discontinue to carry the Newspapers
for the term of one year, from the first of May next; and that they
will be supplied by Samuel Farnham during said time. All persons
indebted to the subscriber are earnestly requested to make immediate
payment. Thomas Farnham, Hampton, April 26, 1794.
153. WH Sat May 3, 1794: To Be Let, and possession
given in two months from this date, A Grist-mill and Saw-mill, almost
new and in good
repair, very conveniently calculated, and pleasantly situated on Natchaug
river, about four miles northerly of Windham court-house,
together with a dwelling-house and other privileges. For further particulars,
enquire of Stowel & Lincoln, living near the premises. No
person need apply, unless they can come well recommended. April 30, 1794.
154. WH Sat May 3, 1794: Wanted immediately, as an
apprentice to the Cabinet or Shop-Joiners business, a likely Lad,
about 14 or 15 years
old, who will find good encouragement by applying to Orren Ormsby. Windham,
May 1, 1794.
155. WH Sat May 3, 1794: Will Cover, the ensuing season,
at the subscribers stable, at twelve shillings a mare, the
beautiful bright bay horse Roebuck. He was bred on Mr. Ebenezer Williamsons
farm, in Canterbury, and came of a very likely English mare, that
was bred in the
Jersies, and was sired by a very likely cold from the Ginnings horse,
which was sired by the pale horse that Capt. John Perkins owned
twenty years ago. Much is said at the present day concerning pedigrees,
and the like, but I have no more to say than that the Roebucks
courage, carriage, speed, activity and pedigree, are as good as any horse
in these parts. William Howard. Hampton, April 20, 1794.
156. WH Sat May 3, 1794: Will cover, the ensuing season,
the approved horse Wild-Deer. He will be kept half the time at the
stable in Lebanon, and the other half on the following route, viz.; the
11th May, he will be at Mr. Daniel Cobbs in Tolland, where he will
continue till the 13th; from thence to Mr. David Parkhursts, in
Plainfield, where he will be kept till the 16th; from thence to the
subscribers stable, where he will stay one week, and so continue
the above route the season thro. Wild-Deer, is of a bright bay colour,
years old, is full fifteen and half hands high, and equal for strength
and beauty to any horse, he has proved himself a very good sire, and
according to what he is, will be found the cheapest horse in this county.
The terms are Twenty Shillings the season, and Two Dollars the
single leap, the money or note to be paid before the mares are taken
away. Asa Russell. Lebanon, April 30, 1794.
157. WH Sat May 3, 1794: The Nabob, will cover this
season. He is of a dark chestnut colour, not the least white about
him, about 15 hands
high. Those gentlemen who wish to raise some of the best colts for shipping
or the saddle, will do well to put their mares to the Nabob.
The subscriber challenges any horse among the many which have been advertised
in the papers, to make a better figure than the above horse;
the best judges allow him to be as w4ell finished a horse as generally
can be found. I kept the above horse part of the last season, and he
proved very sure for colts. He will be at Mr. Frederick Roses in
Coventry, on Monday, the 12th May next, at 9 oclock in the morning,
there to tarry till Tuesday, at 5 oclock afternoon; from thence
to Capt. Gershom Brighams in said Coventry, where he will remain
till Wednesday, 5 oclock P.M. from thence to Lieut. Dunhams,
in Mansfield, there to tarry till Thursday, 5 oclock afternoon,
when he will be removed to the subscribers stable in Windham, where
he will remain till the Monday following, when he will again proceed
on the above route, which will be continued, the season thro. The price
is Two Dollars the season, One Dollar the single leap, and Fifteen shillings
if the mare is brot again; the money to be paid down. The subscriber
keeps the same Jack he has for three seasons past. Abel Clark. May 1,
158. WH Sat May 3, 1794: Whereas the partnership of
Parish & Stanley, will expire on the 1st day of May next, (by
mutual agreement); All
persons indebted to the Partnership on book, are earnestly requested
to settle the same immediately, either by payment or note, or we shall
obliged to call on them in a more disagreeable way, as we are determined
to close the books without delay. Parish & Stanley. Brooklyn, April
159. WH Sat May 10, 1794: Alfred & Ralph Isham,
have just received from New-York and ready for sale at the store
lately occupied by Taintor, Isham & Co., an elegant assortment
of English and India goods, also good Rum, Brandy, Gin, Sherry and
Lisbon wine; good French indigo, Cotton Wool, and Sweeds Iron
for cart-tire, and old Iron,
&c. which they will dispose of Cheap for Cash or on Credit. Windham, May
160. WH Sat May 10, 1794: Will Cover the present season,
at the stable of the subscriber in Windham, (Scotland society) at
Eight Shillings the single leap, and Twelve Shillings the season,
if the moneys paid down, the elegant quarter-blooded Horse,
called the Young Granby, about 15 hands high, and of a dark shining
colour, uncommonly well proportioned, and courage, carriage, and
nerves none will exceed, and is supposed to be as good a saddle horse
as any in the County. Granby will be at Mr. Jeffords tavern
in Brooklyn, the 20th day of this month, at ten oclock in the
morning where he will be till eight oclock the next day, from
thence at Mr. Ebenezer Chafees in Canterbury at ten oclock
the 21st day, where he will be till twelve, from thence to Mr. David
Litchfields inholder, in Canterbury at three oclock where
he will stay one hour, then to the subscribers stable where
he will continue 12 days; so continue the above rout the season through.
Granbys Grandsire was the old Ranger of the true Arabian breed,
I shall say no more about his pedigree but wish people to look and
be their own judges. Constant
attendance will be paid by the publicks humble servant. Pelatiah
Kimball, Jun. Windham, May 7th 1794.
161. WH Sat May 10, 1794: Kept for covering the present
season, at two dollars the season, or one dollar the single leap,
proportioned horse Favourite, To be kept at the stable of Mr. Abner Lomiss,
Merchant in Ashford, on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays; the remainder
of the week at the stable of Mr. Ebenezer Eastman, in said Ashford, Eastford
Society. Favourite is the horse the subscriber has
kept for four years past, is six years old this spring, and doth well
recommend himself by appearance, and by being good and sure for foals.
Eben. Bosworth. Ashford, May 3, 1794.
162. WH Sat May 10, 1794: Will cover the ensuing season
at the stable of Elijah House, in Hebron (Andover Society) the famous
horse, Flying Buck, he is of a beautiful jet black colour, 15 hands and
a half high, four years old the 15th of July, equal for strength,
beauty, spirit and activity, to any horse on the Continent, he was a
fast runner and never was known to be beat, and his colts were as likely
as any ever raised in America. The dam of the Flying Buck was a full
blooded mare and was a matchless racer. The terms are three dollars the
season, or two dollars the single leap if paid down, or four dollars
the season or fifteen shillings the single leap if bookd. Those
gentlemen that have a taste for a likely horse and wish to raise likely
Colts are desired to call and examine the horse for themselves. Hebron,
15th April, 1794.
163. WH Sat May 10, 1794: To Cover the ensuing season,
the beautiful horse Young Lath, kept by William W. Cheney, at the
stable of Captain Nathan Grosvenor, in Pomfret, at eighteen shillings
the season, nine shillings the single leap, or thirty-six shillings
to ensure a fold
[sic]. Lath is next August six years old, fifteen hands and one inch
and a half high. Remarkable strong and handsome, trots and canters easy,
is a compleat saddle horse as any in the country; was sired by the Marquis
of Rockinghams celebrated running horse Lath, from Old England.
Pomfret, May 8th, 1794.
164. WH Sat May 17, 1794: Philadelphia, April 30. May
5. Extract of a letter from Capt. Andrew Lewis, commanding the state
troops, on the
frontiers of Virginia, to a Member of Congress, dated April 18. On
the 6th instant the indians not having opportunity to do mischief
immediately on the frontiers, came through the settlement, within fifteen
miles of Abington, where the people were as they thought in perfect security;
they fell on the family of Mr. Livingston, and murdered and took the
whole. My troops went in pursuit of them and I have not yet heard the
165. WH Sat May 17, 1794: Windham, May 17, 1794. Col.
John Trumbull, of Lebanon, (son of the late governor Trumbull) is
appointed secretary to the embassy to the court of London.
166. WH Sat May 17, 1794: Windham, May 17, 1794. Died,
in the West-Indies, Mr. D____ Backus, in the 21st year of his age,
son of Maj.
Ebenezer Backus, of this town.
167. WH Sat May 17, 1794: We the subscribers being
appointed by the hon. court of probate, for the district of Hebron,
receive and examine the claims of the creditors to the estate of Capt.
Samuel Robertson, late of Coventry, deceased, represented insolvent,
hereby give notice, that six months from the date of this advertisement,
is allowed for the creditors to exhibit their claims. Attendance will
given to the business of receiving all claims of creditors properly attested,
and none but such, at the late dwelling-house of said deceased, in said
Coventry on the first Tuesdays in October and November next, at one oclock
P.M. on each of said days. No accounts will be received after the limited
time. Benajah Strong, Josiah Carpenter, Commrs. Coventry, May 6,
168. WH Sat May 17, 1794: The hon. court of probate,
for the district of Hebron, has allowed six months from this date,
for the creditors to
the estate of Mr. Amos Carpenter, late of Coventry, deceased to exhibit
their demands against said estate ot the subscriber, or be debarred a
recovery. Jeptha Fitch, Admr. Coventry, May 6, 1794.
169. WH Sat May 17, 1794: The Blacksmiths in the County
of Windham, are requested to meet at Mrs. Carys tavern, in
Windham, on Monday, the 26th inst. at 9 oclock A.M. May 15,
170. WH Sat May 17, 1794: Gamuts, by the dozen or single,
to be sold at the Printing Office.
171. WH Sat May 24, 1794: Windham, May 24, 1794. Last
Monday, Mr. William Clark, son of Mr. Samuel Clark, of Lebanon, was
unfortunately drowned in Nachaug [sic] river, near Mr. James Lanes,
in Mansfield. He went into the water to bathe, but slipping unawares
into a deep hole in the river, was unable to recover himself, and
immediately sunk in fifteen foot of water, where he remained near
three hours, before he was taken up. Two lads were in company with
him, but not being swimmers, could afford him no relief. He was about
21 years of age, and had sustained a good character.
172. WH Sat May 24, 1794: Windham, May 24, 1794. Married,
at New-London, Mr. Jonathan Brooks, merchant, of this town, (Scotland
Society) to Miss Polly Deshon, of that city.
173. WH Sat May 24, 1794: Fresh Goods. For Sale, an
assortment of Spring Goods, among which are, --Chintzes and calicoes,
muslins, lawns and muslinetts, vellum, modes and ribbons, India and
striped nankeens, shawls, handkerchiefs, linens, cambricks, fans,
a handsome variety, fancy hats, and many other articles of dry goods
and hard ware. Also, Lisbon, Teneriff and claret wines, French brandy,
geneva, rum, loaf sugar, brown do. at 9d. 1b. hyson, sequin, and
bohea teas, pepper, alspice and ginger, French indigo, Maxwells
sniff, bar and old iron,
&c. For which cash, butter, cheese, white and brown tow-cloth, striped
linen, geese feathers, and most other articles of produce, will be taken
in payment, per F. Stanley. May 20, 1794.
174. WH Sat May 24, 1794: Come and see! The Subscriber
has now opened and selling at a small advance, a general assortment
of English and West-India Goods, viz. Broadcloths, sultians, jeans,
hollands, cambricks, a handsome assortment of dark coloured and other
muslins, fans, habit gloves, variety of silk handkerchiefs, threads,
laces, moreens, taboreens, durants, tammics, shalloons, random cotton
stockings, striped and plain nankeens, royal ribs, velvets, modes, ribbons,
&c. &c. Also, rum, brandy, loaf and brown sugar, crockery ware,
looking-glasses, green and bohea tea, 8 by 6 and 9 by 7 glass, pepper,
ginger, steel, share-moulds, cotton, cotton and wool cards, &c. &c.
general assortment of hard ware, viz. sheep-shears, I.R. sickles, iron
shovels, horse-___eams, plastering and brick trowels, plated spurs,
inlet-set and flat-set stirrup irons, bridle bits, head and throat buckles,
Spanish iron table and tea-spoons, awl-blades and shoe-tacks, by the
gross, besides a great variety of other articles, too numerous to mention.
The subscriber will take for the above articles all kinds of produce;
he wants at this time, tow-cloth, feathers, bees-wax, check linen, and
a large quantity of butter. He will take for any of the above articles,
check flannel to be delivered next September. Peter Webb. Windham, May
175. WH Sat May 24, 1794: Badger & Webb, have received
from New-York a fresh supply of the most fashionable summer Goods,
selected out of the latest arrivals from England, which they will
sell at their store in Windham, as cheap as can be bought in town,
either for cash, produce or credit. Windham, May 22, 1794.
176. WH Sat May 24, 1794: To be sold at public vendue,
for hard money, at the sign-post in Mansfield, as the law directs,
so much of the real
estate of the following persons, non-resident proprietors of the town
of Mansfield, as will pay their state and town taxes, in the hands of
subscriber to collect, on the list, 1792, with the lawful charges arising
thereon. The sales to be as follows, viz. Hezekiah Bissell, John
Edgerton, Roswell Fox, Jesse Funt [or Punt], Thom. Turner, Irena Porter,
Eunice Edgerton, at the sign-post in the first society in said
Mansfield, on the 1st day of July next. Also, Moses Webster, Nathaniel
Eaton, Bradford Newcomb, at the signpost in the second society in said
Mansfield, on the 4th day of August next. The sales to begin at one oclock
in the afternoon, on each of said days. Amasa Storrs, Collector.
Mansfield, May 17, 1794.
177. WH Sat May 24, 1794: The elegant compleat made
covering Horse, called the Wild-Deer, belonging to Thomas Lathrop,
of Norwich, will be at the stable of Maj. Ripley, in Windham, on
Thursday the 29th of May, instant.
178. WH Sat May 24, 1794: The Nabob, will be at Mr.
Frederick Roses, in Coventry, on Monday next, 9 oclock
in the morning, and will proceed on the same route proposed in a
former advertisement, and which will be performed every other week
the season through. Abel Clark.
179. WH Sat May 24, 1794: On Monday next, will be published
at this office, price 6d. Virtue its own Rewarder, A Discourse, delivered
Windham, March 2, 1794, and now made public at the desire of the hearers.
By Thomas Brockway, A.M. Pastor of the second Church of Christ in Lebanon.
180. WH Sat May 31, 1794: From a Knoxville Gazette.
On Sunday the 30th utl. (April) James Ore, with a party of Hawkins
militia, and a detachment of Capt. Lewiss company, of Virginia
commanded by Ensign Colvin, (17 in all) returned to this town from a
pursuit of one hundred miles after the Indians, who waylaid, killed and
robbed the travellers on the Kentucky road, the 11th ult. Mr. Ore reports,
that the party of Indians as appeared by their marks and figures, engraved
on trees were twenty six in number; that they had taken four scalps and
one from the beard of a Dunkard preacher. It appeared from the tracks
that they had sixteen stolen horses. The difference of numbers as above
stated would not have induced Mr. Ore to give over the pursuit, but it
was discovered the Indians were increasing in number from camps in them
mountains and not making for their towns, but probably to form a large
camp and strike another stroke upon the Cumberland or Kentucky road or
some part of the frontiers, before they
On Tuesday the 1st. inst. a party of Indians, supposed to consist of
from 30 to 40 ambuscaded a path near Colvins block-house on Crooked
creek (a branch of Little river, distant from this place fourteen miles)
and fired upon Samuel Wear, his two sons, and William McMurray, as they
were going from the block-house too work, at their farms, on ball passed
thro the clothes of McMurray. Upon their retreat to the station
another party of Indians, who had also waylaid the path, fired upon them
but did no injury.
The same day, a party of Indians consisting of from 40 to 50, ambuscaded
the road near the Crab Orchard leading from Knoxville to Nashville, and
fired upon a company of travellers, consisting of five persons, killed
Thomas Sharp Spencer, wounded James Walker, killed two horses & wounded
a third. Spencer had with him about one thousand dollars in gold, and
many other valuable articles which fell into their
hands. These travellers left the block house as South West point in the
morning and the survivors returned there the same night.
181. WH Sat May 31, 1794: Windham, May 31, 1794. Married,
Mr. James L. Houston, to Miss Lydia Huntington.
182. WH Sat May 31, 1794: Went off from the city of
Norwich, on the 5th instant, two mares; one a bay mare about nine
or ten years old, trots and paces, rather low carriagd, thick
main and tail, shod before. The other was an iron gray mare, with
a scar across the right fore leg,
below the knee, with a white spot on her nose, shod all round, about
five or six years old, most natural to her pace. Said mares was inadvertently
turned out of a pasture into the street in Norwich. Whoever will secure
them, an give information there of to David Smith or
George Williams, of New-London,, shall be generously rewarded, and all
reasonable charges paid, by either of the above named persons. May 27,
183. WH Sat May 31, 1794: The blacksmiths in the county
of Windham, are hereby notified, that their meeting is adjourned
until Thursday the 5th day of June next, at Mr. Dan Storrss,
in Mansfield, 12 oclock noon. A general attendance is requested,
as matters of consequence require it. May 26, 1794.
184. WH Sat May 31, 1794: To be sold at public vendue,
for hard money as the law directs, at the public sign-post in Lebanon
2d Society, on
the 14th day of July next, so much of the real estate of John Fisk, non-resident,
as will pay the parish taxes in my hands to collect against said estate,
together with the lawful charges arising thereon. Benjamin Bissel, Parish
Collector. Lebanon, May 26, 1794.
185. WH Sat May 31, 1794: Western Discoveries. It is
incredible what pains are taken to this day, by more European nations
than one to send enterprising travellers, to explore the interior
regions of America. Among these the British take the lead, and forgetting
the narrow insular limits that nature has assigned them, and the
various checks they have experienced in the road to universal empire,
on this continent, they are still projecting a tributary government
in the pathless forests of interior America. A Mr. Stewart, said
to be in the employment of the
British Court, has not long since returned from a four years travel through
the hitherto unexplored regions to the westward. Taking his
course W.S.W. from the posts on the lakes he penetrated to the head of
the Misouri, & from thence due W. to within about 500 miles of the
Pacific ocean. Nothing prevented his reaching the coast, but an inveterate
war which had been for some years carried on with all the
implacability of savage revenge, between the interior indians, and those
towards the sea coast. So great however was the ardor of the
enterprising Mr. Stewart to attain his object, viz. the exploring the
continent from sea to sea, that he joined the interior indians in several
battles against the shore Indians; all which coming short of his object,
the procuring a peace, after some stay he returned nearly the same route
he pursued in going out. Our information adds that beyond the Misouri,
Mrs. Stewart met with several powerful nations of savages who
were in general hospitable and courteous. The Indian nations he visited
westward, appeared to be a polished, civilized people, having regular
built towns, and being in a state of society, not far removed from the
European and only wanting the use of iron and steel to be perfectly so.
They are always clad in skins, cut in an elegant manner, ad in many respects
preferable to the garments in use among the whites. Adjacent to
these nations is a vast range of mountains which may be called the Allegany
of the western parts of America, and serves as a barrier against the
two frequent incursions of the Coast indians, who entertain a mortal
antipathy to the nations and tribes inhabiting the country eastward beyond