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898. WH Sat Nov. 2, 1793: From the Knoxville Gazette. On Friday the 30th ult, two Indians went to the house of Sebastian Herler [Hetler?], on the south side of Nolichucky, Washington county, 15 miles from Jonesborough, wounded and scalped his wife in a most inhuman manner, and killed his daughter 12 years old, cut off her head, carried it some distance and skinned it. Mr. Herler and a negroe were in the barn, but could not afford any assistance. On the 3d inst. a party of about 15 Indians attacked the house of Zephaniah Woolsey, on the south side of Nolichucky river, 10 miles from Green Court House, shot his wife through the head, and wounded a young woman through the thigh: they caught a young girl in the yard and scalped her, Mr. Woolsey was shot through the breast and hand. All four persons are likely to recover.
During the storm on Tuesday the 10th inst. a party of Indians pulled down the stables at Craik’s station, and stole eleven horses; on the
following evening the stole thirteen horses from Gamble’s station. By a letter from a gentleman at Lance-le-Grace to his friend in
Cumberland, we learn, that about 600 Creeks and Cherokees, on being told by the people of Saluda, that a certain Mr. Shaw, with a company, were going to build a fort and establish a settlement at the mouth of Cumberland, way laid, on the banks of the river several days, for the
coming of this company; but, being disappointed in their expectations, they divided, and about 300 of them went up the Wabash, to join the
northward Indians; the other party went down the Ohio, and took a batteau, killed twelve men, and took a white woman prisoner. On board
the batteau were three hundred rifles, a quantity of powder and lead, dry goods, rum, wine, whisky, &c. to the amount of three thousand pounds
sterling; the boat was manned by Americans.
Since our last came in a company from Cumberland, Mero District, by whom we have received the following intelligence:
About the first of August, one A. Castleman raised a party of volunteer, to assist him in retaliating a number of injuries he had received from Indians, such as killing several of his near relations, &c. On arriving near the Tennessee, ten of his company turned back, because Gen. Robertson’s orders prohibited all scouting parties from crossing the Tennessee; but Castleman and four others did cross the Tennessee, as is generally supposed, just below Nickajack; and about ten miles beyond the river, on a plain road, which led, as they supposed, to Will’s Town, came upon a party of forth or fifty Indians, at breakfast; they were within thirty steps of them before they saw the Indians, on whom they instantly fired, and say they saw several fall. This happened on the 14th of August. On the 21st they all got safe back to Nashville. This party of Indians they have no doubt were on their march for war, against the Cumberland settlers, as they had large bundles, but no squaws on horses with them, and were painted black. About the 4th of last month, Captains Reins and Gordon pursued a party of Indians who had killed one Samuel Miller near Joslin’s station: after crossing Duck river, they found their sign was very fresh. On putting them about seven miles farther, came up with them, and killed five on the ground, and took a sixth prisoner, a boy about 12 years old; the seventh had address enough to make his escape, by calling out that he was a Chickasaw. They proved to be Creeks, from the Uphawlie towns, on examining the prisoner.
On the 20th, the owner of an evacuated house, in Tennessee county, having gone to his plantation, discovered signs that Indians were there.
He turned back to the station, and collected a party of men, seven in number, and went in the night to search for the Indians. They met them
on the path, and fired at them. Next morning they found one Indian dead on the ground, and two traces of blood making off, by which it appears
there were some wounded. The Indians did not return the fire.
On the 21st, the Indians killed the widow Baker, and all her family, except two, who made their escape. Her family of children were numerous.

899. WH Sat Nov. 2, 1793: Philadelphia, October 26. The committee for the relief of the sick and distressed feel the highest pleasure in
announcing to their fellow citizens throughout the United States, that the abatement of the disorder is beyond all expectation, and afford the
most flattering prospect of our soon being freed from it entirely. They however strongly recommend to the absent citizens of Philadelphia, not
to return for a week or ten days, or until we have some considerable rains; as the change of air would prove dangerous, and might probably be
fatal to many. Matthew Clarkson, President.

900. WH Sat Nov. 2, 1793: New-York, October 28. Extract of a letter from Philadelphia, Oct. 15. “I have the pleasure of informing you that
we all continue well, and that the disorder in this city is going off very fast; we had a rain of about ten hours continuance about ten days
ago, since that we have had some smart frosts, and an agreeable change of weather, and the disorder has been daily getting better ever since,
so that we begin to get cheerful and happy; many families are coming in, and should we have another fall of rain and a few sharp frosts, which
may be now naturally expected, there is every reason to think the disease will disappear.”

901. WH Sat Nov. 2, 1793: New-York, Oct. 29. Extract of a letter from Philadelphia, Oct. 27. "The fever that drove you from this city is so
fast vanishing, that I think you and yours may return in the course of this week with safety: but could you stay a few days longer, without too
great inconveniency, perhaps it would render the matter more certain. We have very few taken down, ad but few burials; so that the doctors and grave diggers are quite out of employ.”

902. WH Sat Nov. 2, 1793: Hartford, October 21. In the night of the 11th instant the dwelling house of Mr. Ezekiel Markham, in New-Hartford, was consumed by fire. It is supposed the fire was occasioned by the husks which the family had left in the house the preceeding evening; and so rapid was the progress of the fire, that Mr. Markham’s three eldest sons, one 17, another 14, and a third, 9 years of age, who slept in the chamber above where the husks were left, were consumed by the flames. If any thing can add to this affecting and melancholy scene by which Mr. Markham is robbed of the flower and strength of his family, it is the loss of a large crop of corn.

903. WH Sat Nov. 2, 1793: Windham, November 2. Thursday, the 14th of November inst. is appointed a day of Thanksgiving, throughout this

904. WH Sat Nov. 2, 1793: Windham, November 2. Died.
October 19th, Mrs. Deborah Robinson, relict of Mr. Israel Robinson, aged 88.
On Tuesday last, Mrs. Mary Backus, aged 91, relict of Mr. William Backus.

905. WH Sat Nov. 2, 1793: The hon. court of probate for the district of Pomfret, having allowed seven months from the date hereof, to the
creditors of the estate of Mr. Pardon Kingsley, late of Pomfret, deceased, to bring in their claims, properly attested; those who neglect
to make their demands within said time, will be legally barred a recovery. Ruth Kingsley, Pardon Kingsley, Ex’rs. September 3, 1793.

906. WH Sat Nov. 2, 1793: Broke into the enclosure of the subscriber, the 22d inst. a cream or light dun coloured, 3 or 4 year old Horse, 14
and a half hands high, with a black mane and tail, has been nicked, a natural pacer, has a scar on his right fore leg, is very breachy. The
owner is requested to pay charges, and take him away. Stephen Buckingham. Lebanon, (2d society) October 30, 1793.

907. WH Sat Nov. 2, 1793: Broke into the subscriber’s inclosure about the first of Sept. last, a yearling steer, of a brown colour, white
belly and tail. The owner may have him paying charges. Levi Case. Lebanon, November 1, 1793.

908. WH Sat Nov. 9, 1793: Philadelphia, October 29. We hear that the public offices will be opened in this city in the course of next week,
for the transaction of business preparatory thereto, the precaution of cleansing, such as whitewashings, fumigatings, &c. are now performing.

909. WH Sat Nov. 9, 1793: The Subscribers to the Windham Library, are requested to meet at Mr. Jonathan Hebard’s, on Monday evening at 5 o’clock, for the purpose of making the necessary regulations concerning the books; at which time they will be ready to be delivered out. Nov. 8, 1793.

910. WH Sat Nov. 9, 1793: Badger & Webb, Have now received from New-York, a pretty general assortment of Dry Goods, suitable for the
season, which they will sell for ready pay at a very moderate advance from the prime cost. The have also good Rum, Molasses, Brandy, Gin,
Wine, Loaf and Brown Sugar, Ginger, Alspice, Pepper, Raisins, Nutmegs, Cinnamon, Red-wood, Logwood, with many other articles in the grocery line. They want a quantity of butter, for which they will pay Cash. Any kind of produce at the market price, will be received for Goods.
Windham, Nov. 8, 1793.

911. WH Sat Nov. 9, 1793: The Copartnership of Paine & Johnson of Canterbury, was on the 30th day of July last, by mutual agreement
dissolved. New Goods. The subscriber has received, via New-York, an assortment of fashionable and useful Goods, which he will sell on the
lowest terms for ready pay. In exchange with said Goods, the subscriber will give one quarter Cash, for Pork, Beef, Butter, Cheese, Flaxseed,
Geese-Feathers, check’d & white Flannel, whiten’d & brown Tow Cloth, Rey, Indian Corn, and Oats. Jedediah Johnson. Canterbury, Nov. 4th,

912. WH Sat Nov. 9, 1793: Wanted one or two healthy boys, of 14 years of age, as apprentices to the hatting business, enquire of Thomas Tileston. Windham, Nov. 6, 1793.

913. WH Sat Nov. 9, 1793: Notice is hereby given to the creditors of the estate of Mr. James Keyes, late of Hampton, deceased, that six
months from the 5th of Nov. instant, is allowed by the court of probate for the district of Windham, for said creditors to exhibit their claims
against said estate, properly attested to the subscribers, or be debarred a recovery according to law. Tabitha Keyes, Adm’x. Hampton,
Nov. 5th 1793.

914. WH Sat Nov. 9, 1793: The creditors to the estate of the widow Deborah Robinson, late of Windham, deceased, are hereby notified that
the hon. court of probate for the district of Windham, has allowed six months from this date for the creditors to bring in their demands to the
subscribers, against said estate; all those creditors who neglect this notice will be debarred a recovery agreeable to law. All accounts must
be properly attested or not allowed. Nath’l Wales, Moses Walcott, Executors. Windham, Nov. 5th, 1793.

915. WH Sat Nov. 9, 1793: Taken up the 19th October, a red line-back yearling steer, some white spots about him. The owner is requested to
pay charges and take him away. Abraham Loomis. Lebanon, Nov. 2d, 1793.

916. WH Sat Nov. 9, 1793: Broke into the enclosure of the subscriber the first of August last, a red and white Bull, one year old. The owner
is requested to pay charges and take him away. Samuel McClellan. Woodstock, Nov. 1, 1793.

917. WH Sat Nov. 16, 1793: Charleston, (S.C.) Octo. 5. Yesterday was hanged at the usual place of execution in this city, ____ Powell, convicted at the last general court of having stolen a negro. He acknowledged the crime for which he suffered, and behaved with much
firmness and resigned penitence.

918. WH Sat Nov. 16, 1793: Harrisburgh, October 1. A gentleman, just arrived in this town, from Holstein settlement, informs, that the
Indians in that quarter have commenced their depredations in good earnest; that on the 5th inst. the day our informant came away, an
express arrived from General Smith with orders for the militia to march immediately to Knoxville; that the inhabitants of that town were in
momentary expectation of an attack from a large body of Indians who had assembled within 7 miles of the place, where they had committed most cruel murders on the whites; that on the first instant, says our informant, 13 or 14 families fell victims to savage barbarity; all
within a few miles of Knoxville; among which was the family of Mr. Cabot, a gentleman who has long been esteemed for his humanity to those
who have suffered by those tawny sons of cruelty!

919. WH Sat Nov. 16, 1793: Extract of a letter from Philadelphia, dated November 7. “We have the pleasure of being able to inform you that health is now actually restored to the long afflicted citizens of Philadelphia and business begins to shew its welcome face again. The
citizens are crowding in from all quarters, without any apprehensions of danger.”

920. WH Sat Nov. 16, 1793: Worcester, Nov. 6. On Thursday last Samuel Frost was executed in this town, pursuant to his sentence, for the
murder of Capt. Elisha Allen, of Princeton, on the 16th day of July last. This man, just ten years before he murdered Capt. Allen, killed
his Father, for which horrid crimes he was tried, but acquitted by the jury, who supposed him to be insane. Before execution a sermon was
preached by the Rev. Aaron Bancroft, to a very large audience. The criminal was present. After which he was carried to the place of
execution. He shewed few or no signs of penitence. On being asked by the High Sheriff if he wished to say any ting to the spectators, he answered that he had not much to say; he would not have them follow him. The High Sheriff repeatedly asked him if he wished he execution delayed? He answered, as often as asked, No!; as he was to go (that was his expression) it had better be soon over. The scaffold dropped, and this uncommon murderer was launched into eternity.

921. WH Sat Nov. 16, 1793: New-Haven, November 6. Saturday night last, Elisha Street, a prisoner in goal, hanged himself with his trowsers, by making fast a part of them to the grates of his apartment, and twisting another part round his neck. The Verdict of the Jury, Self-Murder. He had been committed for murder, as mentioned in this paper some time since, and was to take his trial in January next.

922. WH Sat Nov. 16, 1793: New-London, November 13. Capt. Thomas Robinson, of Stonington, on the 26th ult. sailed from thence, in a small
slop for Newport and at 8 o’clock P.M. the same day, off Point Judith was overset in a sudden squall of wind. The Captain and a lad, his
grandson, the only persons on board, were enabled by the vessel’s turning over, gradually to get on her bottom. At 11 o’clock same night,
it being very dark, Captain Cahoon, in a Rhode Island Packet ran foul of the wreck; the boy seized the bowsprit shrouds of the packet and jumped on deck, and was heard amidst the alarmed crew crying “Save my Grandfather.” But their endeavours for that purpose proved ineffectual; the violence of the shock had struck him into the sea; and he was heard no more of. He was in the 63d year of his age.

923. WH Sat Nov. 16, 1793: Windham, November 16. Married.
Mr. Eliphalet Wood, to Miss Alice Flint.
At Mansfield, Mr. Dan Storrs, merchant, to Miss ____ Southworth.
Capt. Samuel Jacobs, to Mrs. Naomi Richards.
Mr. Epaphras Southworth, to Miss Lora Stowell.

924. WH Sat Nov. 16, 1793: Windham, November 16. Died, at Mansfield, Mr. James Leavings, aged 75.

925. WH Sat Nov. 16, 1793: Ran away from the subscriber on the night of the 29th inst. one Samuel Smith; fifteen years of age, dark complexion. Whoever will take up said boy, and return him to me the subscriber, shall have sixpence reward, and no charges paid. Calvin Holbrook. Woodstock, October 4th, 1793. N.B. All persons are forbid harbouring said boy, on penalty of the law.

926. WH Sat Nov. 16, 1793: The subscriber notifies his customers, that he shall grind Salt, on Tuesday next. Roger Bingham. Windham, Nov. 15, 1793.

927. WH Sat Nov. 23, 1793: Philadelphia, Nov. 8th, 1793. Dear Sir, I have great pleasure in informing you that I have had no new calls to
patients in the yellow fever for two days past. The influence of the late rain, and the present cool weather, I hope will in short time
restore our city to its usual character for health and business. With great regard, I am, dear sir, your’s sincerely, Benjamin Rush.

928. WH Sat Nov. 23, 1793: Died at New-London, Capt. Thomas Allen, aged 65. Late Compiler of the Marine List, and Master of the City
Coffee-House, both of which duties he executed with universal approbation.

929. WH Sat Nov. 23, 1793: Take Notice. Those persons whom the subscribers have supplied with the Windham Herald, the year past, are
reminded that their year is nearly expired, and as our contract with the printer for said papers, obligates us to make payment at the end of the
year, it is necessary that we come to a settlement with our customers, before we engage for another; in order for which, we propose to meet
them as follows, viz. ; At Capt. David Litchfield’s, in Canterbury, on Friday the 13th of December next, at 1 o’clock P.M. ; at Mr. Jeffords’s
tavern, in Brooklyn, on Saturday the 14th, at 9 o’clock A.M. and at Mr. Rufus Parish’s, in Canterbury, at 3 o’clock P.M. the same day. We wish a punctual attendance at the above places, at the hour mentioned, and that each one come prepared to settle his respective balance. Those who wish to continue their papers, will please to signify it at said meeting, and any who has an inclination to subscribe, may then have an opportunity. John Adams, Roswell Parish. Canterbury, Nov. 27, 1793.

930. WH Sat Nov. 23, 1793: Jonathan Brooks, at his store in Windham, (Scotland society) has just received, and now ready for sale, a handsome Assortment of Goods, which being selected from the latest importations, and bought very low, cannot fail of pleasing as to quality and price. Among his Goods are the following articles: Broadcloths, Navy Blue, Scarlet, Lead and other; Calimers, Drab, Lead, Buff &c printed; Superfine & common Coatings; Strip’d common Coatings; Plains, Strip’d Orleans, Baiges; Rose Blankets; Velvets; Thicksetts; Satinetts; Lastings; T’willl’d, stripe’d, Random & plain Cotton Stockings; Rib’d, plain and plated Worsted Stockings; Vest Patterns; oil Cloth; Buckram; Irish Linens; Calimancoes; Durants; Tammies; Moreens; Wildbores; Camblets; An elegant assortment of Chintzes and Calicoes, by the piece or pattern, very cheap; Furniture Calicoes; Shawls, a good assortment; Real India Bandanno Handk’fs; A capital choice of Muslins and Lawns; Book, Jackonett and Tambour’d Muslin Handk’fs; Strip’d, plain and needle-work’d Muslin Cravats; Sattins and Modes; Taffeties; Sateenets; Ribbons and Tasle; Sewing Silk and Twist; Threads; Quality and Shoe-binding; Ladies Silk and Worsted Mitts; Men’s Leather Gloves; Ladies Habit, do [ditto]; Men’s and Boy’s Hats; Ladies’ Hats; Elegant Plated Spurs; Sadlery; Knives and Forks; Shocknives; Penknives and Scissors; Razors; Fashionable Coat and Vest Buttons; Inkstands; Inkpowder, Block-tin tea pots; Candlesticks; Warming-pans; Curry-combs; Files and Rasps; Shoe and Nail Hammers; Steel and Iron-plate Saws; H and HL Hinges; Thumb-Latches; Chizzles and Gouges; Gimblets; Pincers and Nippers; Desk Furniture; Slates and Pencils; Hones; Sovels and Tongs; Ivory and Horn Combs; German, Blister’d, and Crowley Steel; Rum and Molasses; Madeira, Lisbon and Malaga Wines; Brandy, Geneva; Souchong Tea; Coffee, Chocolate; Bhea tea, by the dozen or single lb.; Cotton; Snuff; Ginger, Pepper, Alspice, Cinnamon, Nutmegs, Raisins; Starch; English Glue, Logwood, Redwood; Rice; Allum, Copperas; Powder and Shott; An assortment of Crockery; with a thousand other articles. Also for sale, 3 Bales Cotton, 3 Bags and 1 Barrell Coffee, 2 Barrels Sugar, 50 Bladders genuine Snuff. Most kinds Country Produce taken in payment, anc
Cash not refused. N.B. One half Cash on delivery, will be paid for 300 Bushels Oats, 100 Bushels Indian Corn, 100 Bushels White Beans, 500 Bushels Flaxseed, and any quantity of Bees’-Wax.

931. WH Sat Nov. 23, 1793: Taintor & Isham, Once more desire all those who have open accounts with them, to call and adjust the same without delay. As it is of the utmost importance to them to settle their accounts immediately, they hope no one will neglect to comply with the
above request. Windham, 18th Nov. 1793.

932. WH Sat Nov. 23, 1793: For Sale. That noted Tavern-House, Garden and Out-houses adjoining the Court-House, in Windham. The terms may be known by applying to the subscriber on the premises. Jona. Hebard. Nov. 21, 1793.

933. WH Sat Nov. 23, 1793: Strayed from the subscriber, two two-year-old heifers, one a dark brindle, the other a light red, no ear
mark. Whoever will give information of said heifers, so that the subscriber can get them again, shall be handsomely rewarded, and all
necessary charges paid. Thomas Ewing. Ashford, Nov. 20, 1793.

934. WH Sat Nov. 30, 1793: Philadelphia, Nov. 13. Committee Chamber, City Hall, Nov. 14th, 1793. After the long continued distress with which our city hath been afflicted, the committee have the happiness to congratulate their fellow citizens upon the return of a great degree of
health, they unanimously believe, as usually prevails at this season of the year. They have heard of no new cases in the malignant fever for
many days; and they have great reason to suppose, that there will not remain any vestige of it in the city or suburbs after a few days.
Applications for admission to the hospital at Bush-Hill have ceased. Of ninety one patients who still remain there the physicians are not
apprehensive of loosing above three or four, the convalescents encrease daily. Among the great number of our citizens who retired to the
country, it doth not appear that one of them hath been attacked by the disorder since their return; reports to the contrary have been
circulated, which upon investigation have proved to be false. Purifying the houses where the disorder has been, is essentially necessary to
prevent future infection. The committee think it incumbent upon them to repeat to their fellow citizens, and to urge in the most pressing manner the performance of this important duty. Cloathing, either for the body or beds, which hath been made use of by the sick, and more particularly for those who have died of the disorder, should be washed, baked, buried, or destroyed. The loss which would attend a total destruction, will not, it is hoped, be put in competition with the life or health of an individual, much less with those in the community. The Committee are of opinion, that our fugitive brethren, as well as others, who have business to transact, may safely come to the city, without danger from the late prevailing disorder. Matthew Clarkson.

935. WH Sat Nov. 30, 1793: New-London, November 28. By the passengers of a packet which arrived here on Monday from New York, we are informed that an official account was published in the New-York evening paper of Saturday, stating that General Wayne was engaged by the Indians previous to his being joined by the Kentucky militia, and was in great danger of being defeated; but at the critical moment 1200 Kentucky militia arrived, and fortunately fell in with the Indians in their rear, who then fled, leaving 700 dead on the field, and that Gen. Wayne lost 500 men killed. The army had not penetrated so far as the ground on which Gen. St. Clair was defeated.

936. WH Sat Nov. 30, 1793: Norwich, November 28. Tuesday Evening last at about half past six o’clock a Fire broke out in the large Store at
Chelsea, the property of Captain William Hubbard. It being in the centre of the buildings and the wind rather high, the scene for some time wore a most threatening aspect; but soon the wind abating, and through the spirited exertions of the Citizens, at about 9 o’clock the flames were so reduced as to leave but little apprehensions of further damage. By this fatal catastrophe the Meeting House, four dwelling Houses, Seven Stores and Shops, and Four Barns, were wholly consumed; most of the Goods, and Household furniture, were saved. The principal sufferers are Messrs. Levi Huntington, Benadam Dennsion, George Cleveland, Wheeler & Levi Coit, Lynde M’Curdy, Hezekiah Perkins & Co., Joseph Howland, Andrew & Joseph Perkins, William Coit, Thomas King, Coit & Lathrop. Several others have met with some loss on the occasion.

937. WH Sat Nov. 30, 1793: Windham, November 30. On the Night of the 17th instant a Fire broke out in the City of Albany, which destroyed the whole square of Buildings by the Dutch Church, besides many others near the Water, it is said in the whole about Sixty: Several persons are very great sufferers, the Fire was occasioned by some Negroes having their pipes in a barn, enjoying themselves over a bottle of Rum.

938. WH Sat Nov. 30, 1793: Married, Mr. Waldo Carey, of this town, to Miss Fidelia Arnold, of Mansfield.

939. WH Sat Nov. 30, 1793: Died, suddenly, at Coventry, Mr. John Mead, aged 46.

940. WH Sat Nov. 30, 1793: To be sold at public vendue, on the premises, the 10th day of December next, so much of the real estate of
Benjamin Smith, late of Windham deceased, as will raise the sum of 75(l) ___ 7d. with incident charges of sale, by Samuel Baker, Adm’r. Windham, (2d society,) Nov. 25, 1793.

941. WH Sat Nov. 30, 1793: To be sold by the subscriber, A good House, Barn, Shop, Garden &c pleasantly situated in Q__en [Queen?] street, half a mile South of the Court House, Windham. Joseph Badger. November 25, 1793.

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