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509. WH Sat Oct. 6, 1792: Norfolk, (Virginia) Sept. 12. On Monday last a murder was committed near Moore’s Bridges, Princess Anne County, of which the following are the particulars: A negro man belonging to Thomas Lawson, Esq. had stolen something out of the blacksmith’s shop in which he worked for which Mr. Irons (the master of the shop) told him as soon as he had finished a plowshare which he was then about he would give him a flogging. While Mr. Irons was stooping to finish some work at the bench, the negro took the plowshare and struck him a violent blow on the back of the head and he expired within ten minutes after. The negro did not attempt to make his escape, and was committed to jail.

510. WH Sat Oct. 6, 1792: Windham, October 6. Married.
Rev. William Ripley, of Rall’s-Town, State of New-York, to Miss Lucy Clift, of this town.
At Canterbury, Mr. Elihu Morse, of Attleboro’ State of Massachusetts, to Miss Lucy Palmer.

511. WH Sat Oct. 6, 1792: Died, at Middletown, Mrs. Abigail Whitmore, aged 92.

512. WH Sat Oct. 6, 1792: The hon. court of probate, for the district of Plainfield, having allowed six months from the date hereof, for the creditors to the estate of Immanuel Jones, late of Voluntown, deceased, to exhibit their claims for settlement; those who neglect to exhibit their claims, within said time, will be legally debarred. Amos Jones, Adm’r. Norwich, Octob. 2, 1792.

513. WH Sat Oct. 6, 1792: Frederick Stanley, has removed from his former situation, to the shop of Samuel Gray, Esq. where he has just received, and now offers for sale an extensive assortment of Goods, suited to the season, which, as they were selected with the utmost care, bought on the best terms, and will be sold at a small advance for ready pay, will not fail he expects, to please his customers. Among said Goods are, superfine Broadcloths, double-mill’d drab do. [means ditto, I think], twill’d Coatings, Baizes, Flannels, Moreens, Durants, a good assortment of Chintzes, Callicoes, Shawls, Muslins, Lawns, Sattins and Modes, and a variety of other articles, in the Dry Goods and Hard Ware line. Also, Rum of excellent quality, Wine, Brandy, Gin, Loaf and Brown Sugars, Pepper, Alspice, Ginger, Cinnamon, Nutmes, Hysop, Souchong, and Bohea Teas, Coffee, Indigo, Biscuit, Cotton Wool, Powder and Shot, &c. &c. for which Cash, and most kinds of produce will be taken in payment. Wanted by said Stanley, Connecticut State Notes, for which Cash will be paid; and all persons indebted to him, are requested to make payment the winter ensuing. Windham, Octob. 4, 1792.

514. WH Sat Oct. 13, 1792: Philadelphia, October 3. Extract of a letter from a gentleman in Nashville, dated July 16. “On the 26th of June, Zeigler’s station, within two miles of Bledsoe’s Lick was attacked by a party of Indians, first in the afternoon and again by night in which five persons were killed, one burned in the station, four wounded, three escaped unhurt, and thirteen made prisoners, the latter mostly helpless women and innocent children.

515. WH Sat Oct. 13, 1792: Danbury, September 29. We learn from Woodbury, that on the 26th inst. a young man by the name of Perry, was killed by the falling of a tub of sand; he was digging a well, had sunk it about 40 feet, the rope parted, and the tub fell upon his head, which deprived him of life, at the age of eighteen years; thus fell a promising young man, who perhaps might have been useful in life, and gathered to the fathers in an honorable old age, if timely care had been taken to have a rope sufficient for the purpose intended.

516. WH Sat Oct. 13, 1792: New-Haven, October 3. Wednesday last, a small still-house, the property of John Goodrich, Esq. in this city, was burnt down; some spirits of turpentine having been just drawn from the still, by some accident, took fore, and set the house in a blaze. A number of contiguous buildings were much exposed. The fire several times fell on the roof of Mr. Isaac Beer’s dwelling-house, the post-office adjoining, and at one time the office of the printers was on fire, but its progress was happily suppressed, by the engines, without which the ravages of that destructive element, it is probable, would have been very extensive.

517. WH Sat Oct. 13, 1792: New-Haven, October 3. Saturday last, the dead body of a Mary Janes was found about three miles from this city. She had repeatedly been wandering in this city, in a state of delirium, and twice sent to Fredericksburgh, in the State of New-York, where she belonged. The jury’s verdict was, accidental death.

518. WH Sat Oct. 13, 1792: Captain Snake, a chief belonging to the Munsee tribe, who was sent with a message to the hostile Indians, was killed at one of the Delaware towns, after he had made known his business.

519. WH Sat Oct. 13, 1792: Lynn Manufacture. Mr. Benjamin Johnson, of Lynn has shipped, this year to the first of August, twenty thousand six hundred and four pairs of Shoes, made by his workmen – averaged at 4 l. 10, which makes 4979 [English pounds], 6, 0; the stock is estimated at one half. Besides these, Mr. Johnson has sold large numbers in the vicinity. To such industrious men is our country indebted for its prosperity.

520. WH Sat Oct. 13, 1792: Windham, October 13. Married. Mr. John Crocker, of Lebanon, to Miss Amelia Allen, of this town.

521. WH Sat Oct. 13, 1792: Windham, October 13. Died.. Mrs. Jerusha Brown, relect of Mr. Edward Brown, aged 88.

522. WH Sat Oct. 13, 1792: The subscriber has just received, and now selling cheap, a general assortment of English Goods, viz. A variety of beautiful figured Chintzes and Callicoes, Lawns, Muslins, ditto Handkerchiefs, Modes, Taffety, fashionable fancy Buttons, habit and long Gloves, black silk Mitts, bandano Handkerchiefs, Jacket Patterns, elastic Coatings, red, blue and drab coloured Broadcloths, Cassimere, Forest Cloth, plain and striped mulberry Wildbores, silk Crapes, English Flannels and Baizes of different colours, Moreens, Shawls, great and small Bibles, Velvets, Corduroys, Royal Ribbs, a variety of Ribbunds, Silver Cord, Hatts, Shovels, steel Spectacle-cases, mason’s brick and plastering trowels, a great variety of Files. Also, Rum, Tea, Pepper, Alspice, Ginger, Allum, Copperas, Fostick [Sostick?], Powder and Shott, &c. a general assortment of Crockery Ware, Cotton and Wool Cards, of the best kind, by the dozen or single pair. Wanted, in pay, Flannels, Pork, Rye, Corn, &c. new and skim-milk Cheese, Butter, Feathers, (Bees’ wax, for which Cash will be paid) tanned Sheep-skins, Rags, Tallow and Cash. Peter Webb. Windham, Oct. 12, 1792.

523. WH Sat Oct. 13, 1792: Jona. Jennings, has just received from New-York, a fresh supply of Fall and Winter Goods; they are to be sold at a very low rate indeed, for the ready Money. He has good Jamaica Rum, Wine, Brandy, Geneva, Loaf and Brown Sugars, Hyson Souchong and Bohea Teas, of the best quality, Coffee, Nutmegs, Cinnamon, Cloves, Rice, Pepper, Alspice, Ginger, Raisins, York Biscuit, Brimstone, French Indice, Copperas, Allum, Snuff, Lorilard’s pigtail and paper Tobacco, Power and Shot, Pipes, Red-wood, Logwood, Fustic, hard Soap, Lamblack, Crockery and Glass-ware, &c. &c. Wanted, White and check’d Flannel, Towcloth, yarn Stockings, Flax, Geese Feathers, Cotton and Linen Rags, Butter, Cheese, Hogs’ Lard, Grain of all kinds, White Beans, Clover-iced, &c. Cash given for Bees-wax. Windham, Oct. 13, 1792.

524. WH Sat Oct. 13, 1792: Strayed from the subscriber, the night of the 1st inst. a black three year old Mare, with a spot in the forehead, never was shod, has suckled a colt the summer past. Whoever will take her up and return her to the subscriber, shall be handsomely rewarded. Ephraim Parker. Mansfield, October 12, 1792.

525. WH Sat Oct. 13, 1792: Broke into the inclosure of the subscriber, last July, a red lin’d-back Steer, two years old last spring. The owner is desired to pay cost, and take him away. John Walden, jun. Windham, Oct. 6, 1792.

526. WH Sat Oct. 13, 1792: Curious Proclamation. In 1547 a Proclamation was issued by Henry VIII. “that women should not meet together to babble and talk, and that all men should keep their wives in their houses.” At this day the “Rights of Women” are too well understood to fear such an arbitrary mandate.

527. WH Sat Oct. 20, 1792: Salem, October 9. Yesterday a man was taken up in this town for attempting to pass altered bills of the Boston Branch Bank and of the Massachusets Bank. On examination before Mr. Justice Osgood, be said that he belonged to Connecticut—that he had been to Gloucester, and sold some land in Manchester to Daniel Rogers, Esq. – and that a person in Glocester did him the kindness to alter some of the bills he had received for the land to make a little more of them. He called his name Hibbert. He was committed for further examination.

528. WH Sat Oct. 20, 1792: Boston, October 10. Report was made to the town, that on Thursday and Friday last, the Selectmen & Overseers of the Poor, accompanied with the Clergy, and several other Gentlemen, appointed by the town for the purpose, visited all the families in the several Wards in this town, in order to take a particular account of the state of the Small-Pox; which is as follows:
Number inoculated, 8804 -- Died, 158.
Do. natural, 214 -- do. 27.

Number inoculated, 348 -- Died, 7.
Do. natural 18 -- do. 6.

Number from the country, &c. 1038.
Do. removed out of town, 262.
Subject to the infection, 221.
Number now sick, 181.

529. WH Sat Oct. 20, 1792: Newport, October 8. On Saturday morning last, the keenest grief and distress were kindled in the minds of the inhabitants of this town, by the very sudden and awful death of Mr. Edward Mumford, in the 52d year of his age. On the preceeding morning, soon after sunrise, Mr. Mumford left his farm, which is situated on a point of land opposite Newport at the distance of about one mile, in a small sailboat, alone the wind being unfair and rather fresh, in order to cross over to town; and it was conjectured that very soon after, the boat by some accident filled and sunk—his friends in town, ignorant of his having left his farm, were not alarmed of his safety until the evening, when it was too late to make any search for him. But, dreadful to relate! On the next morning the body was found on the shore, not far from the spot from which he sailed, with an oar of the boat, his hat and a handkerchief lying near him; from which circumstances, it is probable, that as he was a good swimmer, he had reached the shore, but being too far exhausted, perished for want of assistance.

530. WH Sat Oct. 20, 1792: Windsor, October 8. Copy of a letter from a gentleman at Lancaster, to the Printer hereof, dated September 27. “About sunsetting of yesterday, the 26th, Mr. Eager, of Lynchburgh, having had a number of hands, at work on a bridge in said town, an unhappy dispute arose between one Christopher Smith and one Abner Bucknam, both of said Lynchburgh, which ended in the almost instant death of said Bucknam. A warrant was issued, and Smith was this day brought before David Hopkinson Esq. of [Gailabail?] and Samuel Phelps, Esq. of Lynchburgh, for examination at which time, by desire of said Justices, I attended. When on the fatal spot, five reputable freemen were called as evidences, who all agreed in their testimony, which is as follows viz – That while at work on said bridge, Bucknam told Smith, that he had a note against him, which he should pay. Smith replied, the note was paid a long while ago, which was well known to his neighbours, and wished to submit the dispute to the company—which Bucknam at lst acceeded to: when it was agreed that each should relate his story. Smith desired Bucknam to relate the matter, which he refused, saying Smith should tell the story first. When Smith began the story, Bucknam said it was a lie. Smith calmly desired Bucknam not to give him the lie lest he should be angry. Then Smith went on with the story. Bucknam again gave him the lie, and treated him very unbecoming a man, and a much less a neighbour. Bucknam repeated the lie, and his scurrilous language and threatening gestures; upon which Smith said, Bucknam, I have a good mind to strike you – and at the same time dropped an ax which he then had in his hand, and stepped towards Bucknam, took hold of an ax which Bucknam then had in his hand – Smith took the ax, by the agreement of the parties, and sent it to some distance from them; when Bucknam spit in his hands, striking his fists together, said, I am ready for you, and dare you to strike me – with much vulgar and insulting language. Smith then said, strike. Bucknam answered, no, do you strike; it belongs to you to strike first. Smith then struck Bucknam in the face, when Bucknam immediately closed in with Smith, and it was tho’t by the evidences for some time, that Bucknam would have thrown Smith; they both fell together, Bucknam under, and Smith upon him. Then Smith said, will you dare me to strike you now. No answer being given, Smith struck Bucknam one or two blows in his face. The evidence all agree, that Smith did not strike Bucknam more than two or three blows in the whole affair, when Smith left him. Upon the examination of the evidences and the spot on which they fell, it is beyond all doubt that the fall was the sole cause of Bucknam’s death, as he fell, with Smith upon him, on a small sharp birch stump about four inches high, which, from the wound on the deceased’s back, just below his left shoulder blades, it appears clearly, that the fall struck the breath out of his body, and that he expired almost instantaneously. Bucknam gasped several times, which were the only signs of life in him after the fall. They endeavoured to bleed him, and many other ways to re-animate him, but all in vain. His body was this day decently interred in this town of Lancaster, when a sermon, well adapted to the sad occasion, was delivered by Mr. Brainard, of Dartmouth.

531. WH Sat Oct. 20, 1792: Windham, October 20. “On Wednesday the 17th inst. the Rev. Ludovicus Weld, was ordained to the pastoral care of the Church and Society in Hampton. The Rev. Mr. Foster, made an introductory prayer pertinent to the occasion; the Rev. Mr. Weld, of Braintree, the father of the candidate, then preached an excellent Sermon from a Tim. ii. 1. Though, therefore, my Son, be strong in the grace which is in Christ Jesus. The peculiar propriety of the words, and the affecting manner in which the aged father introduced his son to the ministerial work, and counseled and encouraged him in a faithful discharge of the arduous office, made a very sensible impression on the minds of a numerous audience. The remaining parts of the service were performed in the following order: The Rev. Mr. Williams, of Woodstock, made the consecrating prayer; Dr. Cogswell, gave the charge; the Rev. Mr. Whitney, the right-hand of fellowship; and the Rev. Mr. Strong, made the concluding prayer. The exercises were introduced and concluded by singing an anthem and a hymn proper to the occasion. So large a concourse of people were present, as made it necessary to attend the service out of the meeting-house, for the accommodation of the audience. Every part was performed and attended with becoming decency and solemnity. The joy manifested by the people of the town at the settlement of a worthy promising character among them, after a long period of destitution, was highly pleasing, and afforded the agreeable reflection, that animosity and discord are buried, and that peace and harmony were re-established on the firm basis of christian friendship and love.”

532. WH Sat Oct. 20, 1792: We learn from Northampton, that on Friday night of last week, between 11 and 12 o’clock, a fire broke out in a shop in that town, occupied by a number of mechanicks; the wind blowing very heavy, soon communicated the flames to the buildings adjacent; and, notwithstanding the utmost exertions of the inhabitants, the house of Mr. Asahel Pomeroy, innkeeper – a store improved by a merchant – the dwelling house of Col. Lyman – a corn-house, containing a large quantity of grain, belonging to Mr. Pomeroy, and several small out-houses, were, in a few moments, reduced to ashes. Several other buildings took fire, but the efforts of the people prevented them from becoming a prey to the devouring element. The wind was so very high, that a spark of fire from one of the buildings was carried to a barn half a mile distant, where it kindled, but being timely discovered, was soon extinguished. Mr. Pomeroy’s loss on this occasion, is estimated at two thousand pounds.

533. WH Sat Oct. 20, 1792: By a letter from Captain John Rogers to Governor Lee, of Virginia, dated August 5, 1792, in the Territory South of the Ohio – it appears that a series of most cruel murders and depredations have been committed on the Frontiers in that quarter; and principally by the Creeks. The number of men, women and children killed since January 1, 1792, accounts to 63, and the number of horses stolen to 400. There was a treaty held the 6th of August in the district of Mero – 600 of the Chicasaws and 210 of the Choctows had arrived on the ground.

534. WH Sat Oct. 20, 1792: Windham, October 20. Married.
Mr. Benjamin Smith, to Miss Amelia Manning.
Mr. Abel Spafford, to Miss Lois Spencer.

535. WH Sat Oct. 20, 1792: Broke into the enclosure of the subscriber, in the 8th inst, a sorrel Mare, with a white strip in her face, light colored mane and tail, natural trotter, about eight years old, low in flesh. Also one dark brown Mare, three years old, natural trotter. The owner is requested to pay charges, and take them away. John Conant. Mansfield, Oct. 18, 1792.

536. WH Sat Oct. 20, 1792: Came into the subscriber’s enclosure, some time last May, a small yearling Bull, chiefly red, with short stubbed horns, tail partly white, some white under the belly, and a small white spot in his forehead. The owner may have him again, proving property and paying charges. Amos Geer. Windham, Oct. 17, 1792.

537. WH Sat Oct. 27, 1792: From the Pittsburgh Gazette of Oct. 6. “We are informed that the Cornplanter, New Arrow, and 60 of the chiefs and warriors of the Seneca nation, have set out for the Miami towns, to council with the hostile Indians, and to exert their influence to bring about a peace between them and the United States.”

538. WH Sat Oct. 27, 1792: From the Pittsburgh Gazette of Oct. 6. “Sunday last was hanged on the commons of this place, James Nugent, Alias James M’Mullen, belonging to Capt. Rodger’s troop of horse, for desertion and stealing a horse, &c. the property of the public. “

539. WH Sat Oct. 27, 1792: From the Pittsburgh Gazette of Oct. 6. A respectable merchant of this city received yesterday from his correspondent in Charleston, by the Georgia packet a letter dated the 5th instant, which mentions that a vessel which left France the 1st of September, had arrived at Savannah with news – that the Queen of France had been murdered, the King and M. la Fayette missing – that 5000 of the people of Paris had been killed in a riot, and that the Duke of Brunswick and his army, were within thirty miles of Paris.

540. WH Sat Oct. 27, 1792: A French gentleman, recently from the Wabash, informs that the Indians are employed in removing their families beyond the waters of the Mississippi, in order that the warriors, upon their return, may be less incumbered for battle. We have also a report in circulation, that a party lately pushed into the French settlement at Galliopolis, and killed and scalped two or three persons. Such is the aspect of Indian affairs at this period.

541. WH Sat Oct. 27, 1792: We are informed, through a Virginia paper, that Col. Harden, one of the commissioners to the Indians, respecting a treaty of peace, and who was reported to have been massacred, has made his escape. It seems Col. Harden and his companion, Major Trueman, were sentenced to be burnt; which he saw executed upon the latter; and was himself, the next morning after his friend’s execution to have experienced the same fate; but was stolen from his confinement by eight young Wyandot warriors, who safely conducted him to Fort Washington.

542. WH Sat Oct. 27, 1792: Connecticut. Roll of the House of Representatives, October Session, 1792. Windham County.
Windham, Mr. Zephaniah Swift, chosen Clerk, Mr. Hezekiah Ripley
Lebanon, Mr. Elkanah Tisdale, Mr. Peleg Thomas
Pomfret, Mr. Thomas Grosvenor, Mr. Samuel Ingalls
Woodstock, Mr. John McClellan, Mr. John Fox
Ashford, Mr. Simeon Smith, Mr. Isaac Perkins
Plainfield, Mr. James Bradford, Mr. Ebenezer Eaton
Mansfield, Mr. Benjamin Hanks, Mr. Nathaniel Atwood
Killingly, Mr. Sampson How, Mr. Zadock Spalding
Voluntown, Mr. Thomas Gordon, Mr. Samuel Robbins
Canterbury, Mr. Moses Cleveland, Mr. Asa Witter, (died after chosen,and before the session.)
Hampton, Mr. Ebenezer Mosely
Thompson, Mr. Israel Smith
Brooklyne, Mr. James Eldredge

543. WH Sat Oct. 27, 1792: Windham, October 27. By a letter received in town from Quebec, we are informed, that Col. Eleazer Fitch, late of this town, has obtained a grant of 65,000 acres of land from Sir. Guy Carlton, commander in chief of that province; the lands lie on the east banks of Mumphrey-Magog, and are said to be exceeding good.

544. WH Sat Oct. 27, 1792: These are to notify the creditors of the small remains of the estate of the subscriber, to meet at the house of Mr. Dan Storrs, in Mansfield, on Monday the 12th of November next, at one o’clock afternoon, in order to receive the average of what he has left, and which will then be exhibited by him. Nathan Arnold. October 25, 1792.

545. WH Sat Oct. 27, 1792: Anecdotes. An Irish Surgeon, who had couched a cataract and restored the sight of a poor woman in Dublin, observed in her case what he deemed a phenomenon in obticks, on which he called together his professional brethren, declaring himself unequal to the solution. He stated to them, that the sight of his patient was so perfectly restored, that she could see to thread the smallest needle, or to perform any other operation, which required particular accuracy of vision, but when he presented her with a book, “she was not capable of distinguishing one letter from another!” This very singular case, excited the ingenuity of all the gentlemen present, and various solutions were offered, but none could command the general assent. Doubt crowded on doubt, and the problems grew darker from every explanation, when at length By a question put by a servant who attended, it was discovered that, The woman never learned to read!!

546. WH Sat Oct. 27, 1792: Profitable method of making Butter in the Winter. Put your milk, soon after it comes from the cow, into a kettle on coals, beating it above blood warmth. Then take it from the fire and as it grows cool the cream will rise, and of an unusual thickness. In very cold weather it will much increase the quantity of cream, if you warm the milk, again, after it has become cool. After thirty-six or forty-eight hours, you may take off the cream, which you will find is much thicker than it ever raised at any other season of the year. The long time spent in churning in the winter will not be required, if the cream be raised in the above method, as, generally, the butter will be made in fifteen or twenty minutes. It is also a consideration of importance, that by keeping fire in your milk-room, it keeps it warm, and prevents freezing. If you feed your cows with carrots once in twenty-four hours, it will keep them in the best order; your butter will be yellow, and have much the sweetness of May butter.

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