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WINDHAM COUNTY NEWSPAPERS : WINDHAM HERALD 1791-1795
182. WH Sat Oct. 8, 1791: Boston, September 27. Extract of a letter from Cape-Francois. On the 23d of Aug. the Negro Slaves erected the Standard of Revolt in the country, and have destroyed all the plantations between Port Margot and Limonade &SHY;massacred the Whites, plundered and burnt every thing. The distance of country now laid waste and in ashes, is sixty miles in length, eighteen wide. The 26th,--the Negroes are continuing their ravages, every precaution is taken to secure the city; as may sailors as could be spared from the Shiping are on shore doing duty. All the slaves in the city are confined to the Church, &c.
183. WH Sat Oct. 8, 1791: Monday night last week, the dwelling house and hatters shop of Mr. Abel Avery, of Hampton, together with nearly every thing contained in them, were consumed by fire. This accident, it is supposed, was occasioned by leaving fire in the shop, a practice too common among mechanics.
184. WH Sat Oct. 8, 1791: A Journeyman Shop-Joiner, who is a good workman at the business, will find employ for six months, by applying to Jabez Gilbert. Windham, Octo. 6, 1791. Wanted, a likely, active Lad, 16 years of age, as an apprentice to the Shop-Joiners and painting businessapply as above.
185. WH Sat Oct. 15, 1791: October 4. By the Schooner Hardy, Capt. Green, which sailed from Cape Francois the 12th ult. And arrived here on Saturday morning, we have received intelligence that, the mulattoes and free blacks have got fire-arms, &c. out of the Kings store at the Cape, and done more execution against the black insurgents than the white inhabitants had been able to effect; above 3000 of the insurgents have been killed. They are, however, still strong, and have fortified themselves in two or three different parts of the country. The whites have with difficulty been able to defend the town of Port au Prince on the western part, and Cape Francois on the northward. All applications to the British and Spanish islands for succour, were refused.
186. WH Sat Oct. 22, 1791: New Goods! Cheap for cash or most kinds of Country Produce, Henzy [think a misprint of Henry] Webb, has just received an assortment of Fall Goods, and now ready for sale: among which are &SHY; Broadcloths, Coatings, Baizes, Flannels, Velvets, Thickfetts [Thicksetts?]a neat assortment of Chintzes and Calicoes, Shawls, Wildbores and Camblets, &c. &c. Also, Souchong and Bohea Teas, W.I. Rum, Alspice, Ginger, Raisins, German Steel, Warming-pans, Pewter, 7 by 9 and 6 by 9 Glass, 10d and 4d Nails, Redwood, Copperas, Brimstone, Power and Shot, a general assortment of Sadlers ware, and many other articles.
187. WH Sat Oct. 22, 1791: Just received from New-York, And now ready for Sale on the lowest terms, by the Subscriber, A good assortment of useful and elegant Goods, suited to the present and approaching seasonAmong which are, Broadcloths, elastic do. twilld and plain Coatings, Baizes, Flannels, twilld Velvets and Thickfetts [Thicksetts?]A neat and fashionable assortment of Chintzes, Callicoe and Shawls, Wildbores and Camblets, with many other articles in the dry goods liune, making as great a variety as will be found in any country store. Also, Madeira, Lisbon, and Teneriff Wines, Brandy, Geneva, Spirits, Loaf Sugar, Pepper, Alspice, Coffee, dying Woods, &c. &c. for which Cash, and most kinds of Produce, will be taken in payment. Frederick Stanley.
188. WH Sat Oct. 22, 1791: New Cheap Goods, Timothy
Warren, has just received a good assortment of Fall Goods, which
he is determined to sell at a very small advance for Cash. Among
which are &SHY;Scarlet and other coloured Broadcloths, Plain and
Elastic Coatings, Baizes and Flannels, Rose Blankets, Royal Ribb,
Velvet and Thickfetts, Sattinetta and Lastings, Shaltoons, Durants,
Tammies, Moteens, White
189. WH Sat Oct. 22, 1791: For the Phenix. The Citizen.
No. 1. Public measures, and the proceedings of government, are open
to the inspection of its Citizens, and subject to their animadversion.
Enough appear in every place to censure, and point out the defects
and imperfections incident to our policy; but few to show its excellencies;
the Citizen undertakes this pleasing task, and wishes for the candid
190. WH Sat Oct. 22, 1791: Pittsburgh, September 24.
Lieut. Jeffers from Franklin, has related to us the following, in
order to shew the dis-interested attachment of Cornplanter to the
United States. A proposal having been made to some of the Warriors
of the Six Nations to join the hostile Indians, in order to prevent
our army from penetrating into their country, and several had actually
accepted the proposal, and were endeavouring to persuade others to
join them. As son as the Cornplanter heard of this, he immediately
sent a runner, with a speech, which he
191. WH Sat Oct. 22, 1791: Windham, October 22. Died suddenly, Master Bishop Elderkin, on son of Mr. Alfred Elderkin, aged 8 yersA youth, whose amiable disposition gave the most flattering hopes to his parents.
192. WH Sat Oct. 22, 1791: Among a variety of accounts from Cape-Francois, the following has been related:--A widow, who owned a plantation on which there were about 500 negroes, having always treated them with humanity and kindness, on the alarm from the insurgents, these slaves applied to their owner for arms to defend her propertyand when the plantation was attacked they repelled and beat off the assailants, by which means the estate was preserved from destruction. Humanity as well as honesty will be found to be the best policy.
193. WH Sat Oct. 22, 1791: London, August 11. Letters from the North mention, that numbers of people are emigrating to America. Upwards 600 persons, men, women and children, are said to have left the North of Scotland for the state of North Carolina within the last month.
194. WH Sat Oct. 22, 1791: Arnold the Traitor. To
love the treason, and to hate the traitor, is proverbial. In
one Benedict Arnold the proverb has its full verification. At St.
Johns where he now resides, but from which we learn, he intends
soon to embark for England, he is as much hated and despised, as
he would be if in the United States. A few weeks since he was hung
in effigy there, in the public market place at noon day; and although
he presented the persons whom he supposed the authors of the contempt,
the Grand Jury would not, or did not, find a
195. WH Sat Oct. 29, 1791: New Haven, October 1_. Thursday
last, the General Assembly of this State, met in this City. The following
Gentlemen compose the Lower-House. [I only listed Windham.] Windham,
Mr. Zephaniah Swift, chosen second Clerk. Mr. Hezekiah Ripley.
196. WH Sat Oct. 29, 1791: Died, at Norwich, Mr. Erastus Backus, merchant.
197. WH Sat Oct. 29, 1791: Last notice this way. Those persons indebted to the subscriber for excise or impost, must make immediate payment. Ebenr Gray. Windham, Octo. 27, 1791.
198. WH Sat Oct. 29, 1791: Dr. John Ferrill from the
state of New York, is now put up at the house of William Chapman,
in Preston, where he cures Cancers and Kings Evils. As the first
of those disorders has hitherto been deemed incurable, except by
the painful operation of [extisbation?], and then seldom, generally
having no other effect than to give the unfortunate pain, aggravate
the malady and make cost.
199. WH Sat Oct. 29, 1791: Strayed from the pasture of the subscriber, the 25th instant a black horse, five or six years old, natural trotter, hind feet white, about 13 and a half hands high, shod before, has lately been _oweld &SHY; Whoever will take up said horse, and return him to the subscriber, or inform him where he may be found, shall be generously rewarded, and all necessary charges paid. Nathan Taylor. Windham, October 28, 1791.
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