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322. WH Sat Nov 1, 1794: Albany, October 16. Last week arrived in this city from captivity in the Shawanese country, Jacob Waldron and his wife. They made their escape from the Indians in March last and came into Detroit; from thence, by Niagara and Genesee to this place, on
their way to the White Plains, where some of their relations and friends live. They were furnished with money by the Albany Humane Society to enable them to prosecute their journey. Mr. Waldron says, he was a soldier in Gen. Wayne’s army, and taken prisoner, near Fort Jefferson, last November. His wife who he married since they escaped from the Indians, was taken at Green Brier, in Pennsylvania, about 5 years ago, at which time her then husband was killed. They relate nothing of material importance; their story is however corroborative of what we have heretofore heard from others who have been in captivity. From what they learned and could observe at Detroit, there is a great inveteracy reigning there against the people of the United States. They say, Gov. Simcoe, with 200 of the Queen’s rangers, set off for the Miami. That it was the general belief, the troops would not return without Gen. Wayne’s scalp, as the Gov. was greatly exasperated at him. Two of the Captains of the Detroit militia were killed in the late engagement with our army, one of them was a refugee from Montgomery county in this state.

323. WH Sat Nov 1, 1794: Albany, October 16. By a gentleman of respectibility from Canandarqua, we learn, that Col. Pickering arrived
at that place on the 16th of September, for the purpose of holding a treaty with the Six Nations; that the indians had not yet come in, but
that they were within 30 miles of that place, when he came away. It was supposed the late defeat of the western indians would change materially the tone of these indians at the ensuing treaty.

324. WH Sat Nov 1, 1794: Windham. Col. Eleazer Fitch, formerly of this town, the custom officer at St. John’s, is said to have been too lenient to the illicit traders from the United States, and broken. Patrick Conroy now fills that office, and has adopted the most rigorous measures to prevent any illicit intercourse between the U. States and Canada. He is constantly attended by upwards of 50 dependants night and day, who guard all the avenues. Several persons have met with severe [losses?] since the new arrangements.

325. WH Sat Nov 1, 1794: On Wednesday, 22 October, the Rev. Ichabod Lord Skinner, was ordained to the pastoral care of the church and
society of North-Coventry. A sermon, happily adapted to the present state of religious sentiments, was delivered by the Rev. Nathan Strong,
of Hartford.

326. WH Sat Nov 1, 1794: Drugs & Medicine. Benjamin Dyer, has just received a fresh additional supply of Drugs and Medicine, which he now offers for sale on the most reasonable terms, at his Store in Windham, among which are the following, viz: Genuine Hooper’s, Lockyer’s & Anderson’s Pills, best red and quill’d Bark, Turlington’s Balsam of Life, Hill’s Balsam of Honey, Godfrey’s Cordial, Stoughton’s Elixir,
Bateman’s Cordial Elixir, Daffy’s Elixir, Harlem Oil, Bateman’s Drops, British Oil, Essence of Peppermint, Essence of Lemons, Essence of
Bergamot, Oil Lavender, Oil Cinnamon, Oil Cloves, Borax, Gum Camphor, Opium, Jalap, Columbo Root, Glauber Salts, Salt-petre, Flor. Sulphur, Sena, Castor, Hair Pencils, Ivory and Pewter Syringes, London and Shell Lancets, Surgeon’s Pocket Instruments, Gold, Silver and Brass Leaf, forted Tooth Brushes, Oil Cloth. Also Spanish White and Brown, White and Red Lead, Umber, Stone, Spruce, Patent and King’s Yellow, Vermillion, White Vitriol, Prussian Blue, Gold Lytharge, Venetian and India Red, Carmine, Drop Lake, Brown Pink, Seed and Shell Lac, Rosin, Spirits of Turpentine, Common Varnish, Crown Soap, Court Plaster, Pomatum, English Glue, Roll Brimstone, Raisins, Cinnamon, Cloves, Nutmegs, Ginger, Pepper, Alspice, Sealing-wax, Wafers, Ink-powder and Cake-Ink, Crucibles, Black-lead Pots, Rice, Painter’s Brushes, Horse Fleams, Apothecaries Scales and Weights, Pearl Ash, Sponge. Likewise, Red and Logwood, Fustic, Ground Madder, Ground Camwood, Nicaragua, Nutgalls, Verdegrise, Blue Vitriol, Oil Vitriol, Anatto, Argol, Cochineal, Aqua Fortis, Crem, Tartar, Copperas, Allum, Carolina Indigo, Clothiers’ Jacks, Press Papers, &c. Madeira, Malaga, Lisbon and Teneriff Wines.
Windham, October 29, 1794

327. WH Sat Nov 1, 1794: The Subscriber has received a new and general assortment of Goods for the season, and will dispose of them at a small advance. Among which are Woolen Cloths, Chintzes, Calicoes, Muslins, Linens, &c. &c. A general assortment of Hard Ware and Crockery. Rum, Brandy, Gin, Loaf and Brown Sugar, Pepper, Alspice, Ginger, German Steel, &c &c. He will take in pay for the above Goods, good all wool home-made Cloth, check and white Flannel, whitened and brown Town-cloth, Butter, Cheese, Pork, Beef, Cash, &c. Wanted, clean Cotton and Linen Rags. Cash given for Bees-wax. Peter Webb. Windham, October 30, 1794.

328. WH Sat Nov 1, 1794: Timothy Warren, Has this day received a large and fresh Assortment of Indian and European Goods, adapted to the season; among which are; Scarlet & other colour’d Broadcloth, Elasticks, Cassimeers, Plain and Elastic Coatings, Flannels, Velvets, Thicksetts, Black Ruffell and Calimancoe, Shalloons, Dorants, Lastings, Wildbores, Crapes, Poplins, Moreens, Taboritts, A large assortment of Chintzes, Calicoes and Bed Furniture. Shawls, Linens, Muslins, Cambricks, Lawns, Losestrings, Sattins, A variety of Fur Trimmings, Ladies Beaver Hats. With an Assortment of Hard Ware, Crockery, &c &c. Likewise, The Best of Rum, Brandy, Geneva, Lisbon and Teneriff Wine, Loaf and Brown Sugar, Molasses, fresh Hyson, Souchong and Bohea Tea of the first quality, Raisins, Cinnamon, Pepper, Alspice, Ginger, Cotton Wool, Maxwell’s best Snuff, Paper & Pigtail Tobacco, Codfish, Rice, Coffee, Chocolate, French and Carolina Indigo, and many other good things, which for their quality or cheapness, no store in this town exceeds. Windham, 31st October, 1794.

329. WH Sat Nov 1, 1794: Good Liver-Oil, by the gallon, to be sold by John Carey. Windham, Octob. 29, 1794.

330. WH Sat Nov 1, 1794: It must give pleasure to every well-wisher of America, to hear of the different manufactures setting up in the Union: at Fairhaven, in Vermont, a paper-mill has been erected by Col. Lyon, at which, wrapping paper, not inferior to any, has been made from the bark of the bass wood tree.

331. WH Sat Nov 8, 1794: Philadelphia, Oct 28. Extract of a letter, dated Camp at Bedford, October 19. “The light horse having brought in 14 of the ringleaders, one of whom is a Lucas, who was a sergeant in the Pennsyvlania line at the time of the revolt. Had he been hanged then, we should not have had the trouble of doing it now. General Morgan had entered their country by the side of Restone. We have 5000 men at this place, and the same number at Campden; all in good spirits.”

332. WH Sat Nov 8, 1794: Dr. Barrow and Dr. Watson, have each of them been committed to Newgate by the Right Honourable lord Mayor of London, for having in their possession, several seditious writings, with an intent to publish them.

333. WH Sat Nov 8, 1794: From a Dublin paper of 3d Sept. Alarming Emigration. “The emigrations from every part of this country to the
United States of America are become general. The Factor Capt. Bowen, sailed for New-York on Thursday last, with eighty four passengers, and the Mohawk Capt. Allen, which sailed a short time since, carried forty-seven families from the county of Sussex. All the American vessels which have sailed from Liverpool and Bristol, for these twelve months past, have been crowded with families, who have sought an asylum in that hospitable clime. The Hope, Capt. Johnson, which left Liverpool last Sunday fe’nnight, took Ralph Eddowese, Esq. of Chester, with his wife and five children, accompanied with four other of the principal families of that city. Mr. Eddowese has taken with him a property of 26,000 pounds, and his friends possessed an independence little inferior to this respectable citizen. Mr. Cooper of Manchester, with a wife and four children, was accompanied by eighteen of his friends, and departed from Liverpool on Friday last, in the Atlantic, commanded by Capt. Swain. Mr. Cooper had been twelve months in America, had purchased an estate on the banks of the Susquehanna, in the State of Pennsylvania and returned for his family and friends who have now accompanied him. Mr. Russel of Bermingham, a magistrate for the counties of Warwick and Worcester, with his two brothers and their respective families; Mr. Humphries of Birmingham, who owned the beautiful romantic vila, at Camp Hill, near that town with eight of his relations; and above a hundred other families of Birmingham, have also taken their departure for America. There is scarce a town in the North of England, from which one or more families have not emigrated; among these may be mentioned Mr. Shipley and family from Uttoxeter, &c. Mr. Cooper of Manchester, has published his twelve months tour in America, describing the state of Society in that country, the quality and value of land in the respective states; the prices of every article of manufacture, and raw materials, labor, provisions, rent, &c. the constitution, laws, population, &c. of America; with a state of the exports and imports from that time. Of war to the year 1794.

334. WH Sat Nov 8, 1794: Whitestown, October 22. A gentleman of veracity from the westward informs, that Brandt, the celebrated Indian
chief and warrior has declared himself an enemy to the United States, and has actually put himself at the head of 200 chosen warriors of the
Six Nations, and marched to join the combined Indians opposed to the Federal army under General Wayne. When setting out, Brandt is said to
have declared that success had ever attended his enterprise, and that the moment he could give a general defeat to Gen. Wayne’s army; he
should be ready and willing to die. (We trust that this dear fellow will live to see many moons even at that.) Gen. Wayne’s successes have gained him the ill will of Upper Canada, as it renders the Indians more exorbitant in their demands for supplies, &c. to be furnished from the
British stores. Governor Simcoe is known to curse his good luck (as he terms it; And it is said by a gentleman lately from Niagara, that this
[fatelyte?] of the British court has actually bid up 100 guineas to the person that shall lay before him the head or scalp of General Wayne.

335. WH Sat Nov 8, 1794: Badger and Webb, Have received a general assortment of fall and winter Goods, which they will sell on very
reasonable terms for ready pay, or short credit; they have also a variety of articles in the Grocery line, viz. Rum, Spirits, Brandy, Geneva, Wine, Brown & Loaf Sugar, Molasses, Tea, Coffee, best French & Spanish Indigo, Alspice, Ginger, Pepper, Cinnamon, Raisins, Redwood,
Logwood, Copperas, Allum, Rosin, &c. &c. They want to purchase Beef, Pork, Butter, Check’d Flannel, &c. Windham, Nov 6, 1794.

336. WH Sat Nov 8, 1794: Wanted A sprightly Lad, 14 to 16 years of age, six months, to attend a tavern, &c. For terms enquire of the subscriber, innkeeper in Windham. John Staniford. Nov. 6th, 1794.

337. WH Sat Nov 8, 1794: Notice is hereby given, that the hon. court of probate, for the district of Windham hath allowed six months from this date for the creditors to the estate of Mr. George Martin, late of Hampton, deceased, to bring in their claims to the subscriber, for
settlement. Those who do not bring them in by said time, will be debarred a recovery. George Martin, Ex’r. Windham, Nov. 4, 1794.

338. WH Sat Nov 8, 1794: To be sold at Public Vendue, as the law directs, so much of the real estate of Benjamin Walker, jun. of Ashford,
as will pay his society taxes in my hands to collect, with the lawful cost arising thereon, on the 29th day of December next; sale to be made
on the premises, by me. Thomas Huntington, society col’r. Ashford, Nov. 6, 1794.

339. WH Sat Nov 8, 1794: The members of the library Co. in (first society) Windham, are desired to meet on Monday the 10th November inst.
6 o’clock P.M. at Mr. Staniford’s. November 7, 1794.

340. WH Sat Nov 8, 1794: The inhabitants of the first society in Windham, are hereby notified, that their annual Society Meeting will be
held at the usual place, on Monday the 10th day of November instant, at 1 o’clock in the afternoon. Windham, November 6, 1794.

341. WH Sat Nov 8, 1794: Just published at this Office, price 6d. A Sermon, Preached, October 1, 1794. At the Ordination of the Rev. Elijah
Waterman, to the Pastoral care of the first church and society in Windham, by James Dana, D.D.

342. WH Sat Nov 15, 1794: Last Monday evening, a large Barn, full of hay, grain, &c. the property of Mr. Elijah Mason, in Lebanon, was
consumed by fire. By what means the fire was communicated, is unknown.

343. WH Sat Nov 15, 1794: One Hundred Farms for sale in lot from one to two hundred acres, in the town of Unadell, in the county in Otsego,
within fifteen miles of the flourishing settlement of Cooper’s-Town. Also, eighteen hundred acres in the Belvederepatent, within seven miles
of Cherry Valley. Those Lands will be sold cheap, and terms of payment, with security, will be made easy. For particulars, apply to John Keyes, at Mr. John Staniford’s in Windham, the first Monday in January next.
Middletown, (State N. York) Nov. 1, 1794.

344. WH Sat Nov 22, 1794: Frederick-Town, Nov. 5. On Saturday evening last an express arrived at Hagar’s-Town, from the westward, with the melancholy intelligence of the death of Mr. Elliot. That gentleman was shot, by a party of Indians, on Monday the 6th of October last within 6 miles of Fort Hamilton. The particulars of this unfortunate affair, we have not yet been able to learn.

345. WH Sat Nov 22, 1794: To be Sold, A new dwelling-house, and five acres and one half of land, pleasantly situated in Pomfret, Abbington
society, and convenient for a mechanic of any kind; the terms will be known by applying to the subscriber living on the premises. Thomas
Denison. Pomfret, November 14th, 1794.

346. WH Sat Nov 22, 1794: For Sale. A Farm lying in Coventry, in the first society, pleasantly situated at the head of the great pond,
containing 125 acres of good land, suitable for mowing, ploughing, pasturing, and wood land, well watered, all under good improvement; a
two story dwelling-house, and an excellent barn, and two cow-houses and an excellent orchard; for further particulars enquire of the subscriber, living on the premises, who will give an indisputable title of the same.
Amos Dorman. November, 19th, 1794.

347. WH Sat Nov 22, 1794: We the subscribers being appointed by the hon. court of probate, for the district of Pomfret on the 4th day of
Nov. 1794, commissioners to receive and examine the claims of the creditors, to the estate of Moses Horton, late of Ashford, inWindham
county deceased, represented insolvent, and our return thereof to make in six months, from the said 4th Nov. 1794, do hereby notify the
creditors to said estate, that we shall attend on said business of our appointment, at the dwelling-house of Isaac Perkins, Esq inn-holder in
said Ashford, on the first and last Mondays of April next, at nine o’clock A.M. on each of said days. Abel Simmons, Richard Smith,
Commissioners. Ashford, 8th Nov. 1794.

348. WH Sat Nov 22, 1794: Strayed from the subscriber some time in May last, a dark red one year old Steer a little white on the rump, no ear mark: whoever will receive and give information so that he may be had, shall be well rewarded by, John Robinson, Coventry, Nov. 10, 1794.

349. WH Sat Nov 22, 1794: Dr. Dana’s Ordination Sermon is now published, and ready to be delivered to the inhabitants of the first
society in Windham, at this office.

350. WH Sat Nov 29, 1794: Extract of a letter from a gentleman in London, dated September 12th, 1794. “Two unfortunate victims (Watt and
Downie) have been by the same court who tried Mess. Muir, Palmer, &c. just condemned to suffer death, in the next month; as follows: “To be
hanged by their necks, but not till they are dead; then to be taken down, and their entrails cut out, their hearts to be burnt in their sight, and their bowels thrown in their faces; their bodies to be quartered, and to be at the disposal of his Majesty. Does not horror seize your heart! Do not tears dart into your eyes? Does not indignation arrest your every sense, at reading this worse than devilish sentence, especially when youy are informed that their crime is, walking in the same path that Muir and Palmer walked, but perhaps a step further? Such is the punishment of, or for those who dare openly shew their disapprobation of corrupt Statecraft, and diabolical Priestcraft: you may view yourself happy (among all your inconveniences) that you have escaped from the house of bondage.

351. WH Sat Nov 29, 1794: Whitestown, Nov. 5. And Satan came also among them. A gentleman directly from Canandarquie, informs, that 1600 Indians had come in to the treaty on Monday fe’nnight; and also, that Wm. Johnson a British Indian agent, and a Mr. Sreet, the Indian interpreter, from Niagara, were also there; and had found means to collect 26 chiefs in a bye place, and were haranguing of them in the most eloquent and flattering manner, when discovered by the inhabitants; they were using the most persuasive arts together with offers of large presents, to induce the Indians to turn their arms against the United States. The meeting broke up in a disorderly manner. The inhabitants were greatly exasperated at this insolent conduct of British agents; and it is said they gave out, that if Col. Pickering did not cause their arrest, they would inflect upon them the Yankee punishment of tar & feathers.

352. WH Sat Nov 29, 1794: Windham.
Died, Mr. Samuel Linkon, aged 101. He has two brothers now living in this town, one of them in his 94th year, and the other in his 93d year;
and a sister in Tolland, about 90.
Departed this life, at his seat near Princeton, on the 15th inst. in the seventy-second year of his age, the Rev. Dr. John Witherspoon,
President of the College of New Jersey.

353. WH Sat Nov 29, 1794: The Brethren of Moriah Lodge, are desired to meet at the dwelling-house of brother Nathan Grosvenor, in Pomfret, on Wednesday the 3d day of December next, at 9 o’clock A.M. Per order of the worshipful master. Luther Paine, Sec’ry. Canterbury, 25th Nov. 1794.

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