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WINDHAM COUNTY NEWSPAPERS : WINDHAM HERALD 1791-1795
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.
899. WH Sat Nov. 2, 1793: Philadelphia, October 26.
The committee for the relief of the sick and distressed feel the
highest pleasure in
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
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
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. Markhams 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
904. WH Sat Nov. 2, 1793: Windham, November 2. Died.
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
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
907. WH Sat Nov. 2, 1793: Broke into the subscribers
inclosure about the first of Sept. last, a yearling steer, of a brown
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,
909. WH Sat Nov. 9, 1793: The Subscribers to the Windham Library, are requested to meet at Mr. Jonathan Hebards, on Monday evening at 5 oclock, 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
911. WH Sat Nov. 9, 1793: The Copartnership of Paine
& Johnson of Canterbury, was on the 30th day of July last, by mutual agreement
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
914. WH Sat Nov. 9, 1793: The creditors to the estate
of the widow Deborah Robinson, late of Windham, deceased, are hereby
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
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
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
918. WH Sat Nov. 16, 1793: Harrisburgh, October 1.
A gentleman, just arrived in this town, from Holstein settlement,
informs, that the
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
920. WH Sat Nov. 16, 1793: Worcester, Nov. 6. On Thursday
last Samuel Frost was executed in this town, pursuant to his sentence,
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
923. WH Sat Nov. 16, 1793: Windham, November 16. Married.
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
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
929. WH Sat Nov. 23, 1793: Take Notice. Those persons
whom the subscribers have supplied with the Windham Herald, the year
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; Stripd
common Coatings; Plains, Stripd Orleans, Baiges; Rose Blankets;
Velvets; Thicksetts; Satinetts; Lastings; Twillld, striped,
Random & plain Cotton Stockings; Ribd, 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 Handkfs; A capital choice of Muslins and Lawns; Book,
Jackonett and Tambourd Muslin Handkfs; Stripd,
plain and needle-workd Muslin Cravats; Sattins and Modes; Taffeties;
Sateenets; Ribbons and Tasle; Sewing Silk and Twist; Threads; Quality
and Shoe-binding; Ladies Silk and Worsted Mitts; Mens Leather
Gloves; Ladies Habit, do [ditto]; Mens and Boys 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,
Blisterd, 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
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
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,
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
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 oclock a Fire broke out
in the large Store at
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
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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