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WINDHAM COUNTY NEWSPAPERS : WINDHAM HERALD 1791-1795
280. WH Sat Oct 4, 1794: Albany, Sept. 11. On Monday
last arrived in this city from Michelemackenack, via Detroit and
Niagara, James Niel, an inhabitant of Beardstown county, Kentucky,
and one of the packhorse men employed by the contractors to general
Waynes army. He says he was taken by the indians at the attack
on fort Recovery, stripped of his clothing and carried a journey
of three weeks west, into the interior of their country; that during
the march he was twice tied up to be burnt, but some casualty happened
each time which prevented it. On his arrival at Michelmakenack he
was ransomed by Capt Boyle, commanding at that post, from whom he
obtained a pass to Detroit where he
281. WH Sat Oct 4, 1794: On Wednesday the first instant,
the Rev. Elijah Waterman, was ordained to the pastoral care of the
first church and society in this town. The religious exercises of
the day were introduced with prayer by the Rev. Mr. Strong, of Norwich.
The Rev. Dr. Dana, of New-Haven delivered a learned and ingenious
sermon, from Titus II. 11. 15, replete with the genuine sentiments
of christian candor. The Rev. Mr. Lee, of Lisbon, made a consecrating
prayer. The Rev. Mr. Whitney, of Brooklyn, gave the charge. The Rev.
Mr. Brockway, of Lebanon, gave the right-hand of fellowship and the
Rev. Mr. Murdock, made the concluding prayer. The music of the day
282. WH Sat Oct 4, 1794: By a gentleman who left New-Haven on Monday last, we are informed, that the malignant disorder prevailing in that place, had become more alarming than at any period since its first appearance. The number of deaths for several days previous to his leaving New-Haven, amounted to 13 or 14, and about forty persons were then down with the disorder.
283. WH Sat Oct 4, 1794: Just Received, and For Sale
by Dwight Ripley, a fresh supply of Drugs & Medicine, among which
are the following, viz. Best red and quilld Bark, Columbo Root,
Gum Camphor, Castor, Gum Myrrh, Borax, Opium, Zeuk or Spelter, genuine
Hoopers, Andersons and Lockyers Pills, Eatons
Balsam Styptic, Batemans Cordial Elixir, Batemans Pectoral
Drops, British Oil,
284. WH Sat Oct 4, 1794: Strayed from the subscriber some time in July last, a small red white facd two year old Steer, also a red and white one year old Heifer, and a black, one year old Bull. Whoever will secure and give information, so that they may be had, shall be well rewarded by Diah Hebard. Windham, Oct. 1st, 1794.
285. WH Sat Oct 4, 1794: Advertisement. Stolen from the pasture of the subscriber in Coventry, in the state of Rhode Island, on the night following the 2_st day of August last, a four year old Horse, of a dark bay colour, with a dark streak on his back, and a white spot in his face; his face hollowing between his eyes and nose; the bone on the near side of his head larger than the bone on the off side; hath some white hair on his right thigh, about thirteen hands three inches high, both paces and trots. Whoever will secure the Horse and Thief, and return them to the subscriber, shall receive Twenty Dollars reward, and for the Horse only Ten Dollars reward, and all necessary charges paid by John Rice. Coventry, (R.I.) Oct. 1, 1794.
286. WH Sat Oct 4, 1794: Came into the enclosure of the subscriber the 25th ult. a red white faced Bull Calf; also, a red Heifer Calf; no artificial mark. The owner is desired to pay charges and take them away. Jacob Hovey. Windham, 1st October, 1794.
287. WH Sat Oct 4, 1794: Strayed or stolen from the lot of Mr. Alfred Elderkin, in Windham, on the first instant, a sorrel Horse, midling size, light mane and tail, natural trotter, four years old, off hind foot cracked, shod round, a small white spot on the nose, a crown or curl the off side of his neck under the mane. Whoever will take up said horse, send him to the subscriber or give intelligence that he may be found, shall be handsomely rewarded by Elisha Moseley. Hampton, October 3, 1794.
288. WH Sat Oct 11, 1794: New-Haven, October 1. New-Haven,
Sept. 30th, 1794. The Committee, to make weekly reports of Death
and the state of the Sickness in this city, certify that the following
persons have died since their last report, viz.
289. WH Sat Oct 11, 1794: New-London, Oct. 9. James Hart, lately mentioned in the gazette to have been committed to prison, as the supposed perpetrator of an attempt upon the life of his wife, has received his trial, and condemned to 15 months confinement, in New-gate prison.
290. WH Sat Oct 11, 1794: The following statement of
the sickness __
291. WH Sat Oct 11, 1794: Cash given for Flax-Seed, by the Subscribers, at their Store in Ashford, A. Knowton & Sons. October 3, 1794.
292. WH Sat Oct 11, 1794: Notice is hereby given to the creditors to the estate of the late Shubael Conant, of Mansfield deceased, that the hon. court of probate, for the district of Windham, has allowed six months from the date hereof, for said creditors to bring in their claims against said estate to the subscriber. Those who neglect, will be debarred a recovery. All persons indebted to said estate, are requested to make immediate payment. Anna Conant, Executrix. Mansfield, 11th Oct. 1794.
293. WH Sat Oct 18, 1794: New-Haven, October 8. New
Haven, Octo. 7, 1794. The Committee to make weekly report of the
deaths and the state of the sickness in this city, certify. That
the following persons have died since their last report, viz.
294. WH Sat Oct 18, 1794: The General Assembly of this State convened at New-Haven, on Thursday the 9th inst. but on account of the prevalent sickness there, adjourned to Middletown, where they met the 10th inst. and proceeded to business. David Daggett, Esq. was chosen speaker, Samuel W. Dana, Esq. and Roger Griswold, Esq. clerks.
295. WH Sat Oct 18, 1794: Married.
296. WH Sat Oct 18, 1794: A Post-Office is established
in this town, and is connected with the other Post Offices in the
United States, through a Post-Office at Hartford and Norwich. The
post, with the mail from Windham to Hartford, meets the stage from
Norwich for Hartford, at Lebanon, on Mondays at 8 oclock, A.M.
exchanges mails and returns to Windham by 10 oclock; and again,
with the mail from Windham to Norwich, meets the stage on its return
from Hartford, on Tuesdays at 2 oclock P.M. exchanges mails,
returns immediately. The mail for Hartford, closes at this office,
on Sunday evenings, at eight oclock, and for Norwich, on Tuesdays,
at twelve oclock. The above
297. WH Sat Oct 18, 1794: Staves and Heading, wanted by the Subscriber a few good Staves, Heading and Hoop-poles: for which a generous price will be given, by Ebenezer Linkon. Windham. October 14, 1794.
298. WH Sat Oct 18, 1794: For Sale, a yoke of five year old working Oxen, a milch Cow, and two good saddle Horses. Whoever wishes to purchase may have a good bargain, by applying soon to Jona. Dimmick. Mansfield, Oct. 14, 1794.
299. WH Sat Oct 18, 1794: Samuel Willard, At his Medical
and Grocery Store in Stafford, has just received from New-York, a
large and extensive assortment of genuine Drugs and Medicines, selected
from the latest importations, which he now offers for sale on the
most reasonable and accommodating terms. Also, a variety of Groceries;
Among which articles the following are enumerated, viz.
300. WH Sat Oct 18, 1794: To Be Sold, That elegant situation opposite to Doctr. Elisha Lords in Pomfret, Abington Society; a good House, Barn, and a Merchants Shop, with one acre and 45 rods of Land; and a well on the same that never fails. Said place is a good stand for a Merchant or a Mechanick. Terms will be known by applying to the Subscriber, who lives on the premises. Elisha Lord, Jun. Pomfret, Oct. 11th, 1794.
301. WH Sat Oct 18, 1794: Strayed from the Subscriber, about the middle of September last ten sheep marked with a staple the upper side of the left-ear. Whoever will take up said Sheep, or give information where they may be had, shall be well rewarded by me the subscriber. John Fuller, Jun. Hampton, October 10th 1794.
302. WH Sat Oct 18, 1794: The hon. court of probate, for the district of Pomfret, hath allowed six months from the sixth day of October inst. for the creditors to the estate of Capt. Elijah Sharpe, late of Pomfret, deceased, to bring in their claims for settlement. Those who neglect to bring them in before the expiration of said term, will be debarred of any recovery. Elias Sharpe, Admr. Pomfret, Oct. 11, 1794.
303. WH Sat Oct 18, 1794: The hon. court of probate for the district of Pomfret hath allowed the term of six months from the 7th of October, 1794 for the creditors to the estate of Mr. Samuel Allen, late of Ashford deceasd to exhibit their claims properly attested to the subscriber, or be debarred a recovery. Jonathan Chaffee, adm.
304. WH Sat Oct 18, 1794: Remedy for the Putrid Fever.
To the Printers of the Sherbourne Mercury. Gentlemen, As Putrid
Fevers, (especially at this time) are very prevalent in different
parts of the kingdom, it were to be wished that every person knew
and attended to the following fact, viz. That Yeast or Barm, to the
quantity of three or four spoonfuls hath been exhibited in Putrid
cases, with the most singular success, so that patients in the extremity
of this very contagious and most fatal disease, have been seen almost
instantly to have recovered from a dying state to perfect safety.
N.B. This simple but very efficacious remedy hath been recently discovered
and applied by a very
305. WH Sat Oct 18, 1794: Cash given for Flax-Seed, by the Subscriber, at their Store in Ashford, A. Knowlton & Sons, October 3, 1794.
306. WH Sat Oct 18, 1794: Just published and to be sold at this office, price 1s. An Address to the Rev. Moses C. Welch, Containing an Answer to his Reply to the Correspondent, with some observations respecting certain late extraordinary transactions at Woodstock. By the Correspondent.
307. WH Sat Oct 18, 1794: Particulars of the eruption
of Mount Vesuvius. Extract of a letter from Naples, beginning June
17, and ending June 21, 1794. On Sunday the 15th June I was called
to witness the grandest and most awful sight, I ever beheld. It was
about eleven at night; and the eruption I imagine, had burst forth
about twenty minutes previous to the time of my seeing it. It was
on the side of the mountain much below its crater. A few minutes
before the fire and smoke were visible, a violent shock of earth
was felt, sufficient to wring the bells of the houses and shake the
doors and windows. When I first saw it, it had the appearance of
an immense column of fire arising out of an aperture of the earth
of a wonderful size; the fire was not, or had not the appearance
of being thrown up by jets or coup fur cour, but one continued body
308. WH Sat Oct 25, 1794: Dublin, July 28. A most desperate
& alarming species of Kidnapping has for weeks past been practiced in this
city, for the avowed purpose of populating Upper Canada. There are now two
vessels in the bay from that Province, on board of which many women and children
have been conveyed. The Agents employed in this business give four guineas
for each child, and twenty for every woman under thirty five. The populace
are so much incensed that every woman who is seen with a bundle or a child
is searched and examined, and many who have been suspected of having sold their
children, have been desperately beaten, and, in two or three instances dragged
through the Liffey.
309. WH Sat Oct 25, 1794: New-Haven, October 14. The
committee to make weekly reports of deaths and state of sickness
in this city; certify that the following persons have died since
their last report, viz:
310. WH Sat Oct 25, 1794: Middletwon, October 18. The
following is a statement of votes for Representatives in Congress.
311. WH Sat Oct 25, 1794: The bill respecting the abolition of slavery, which was continued from the last session of the Assembly, as been negatived in the house of representatives.
312. WH Sat Oct 25, 1794: The Yellow Fever has so far subsided in New-Haven, that many families which had moved out of the city on account of it, have returned, the current week, to their former habitations.
313. WH Sat Oct 25, 1794: A London paper makes merry with the English for their alarms about Jacobinism; by stating that an eminent Dentist has lately been examined by the Privy Council on a charge of procuring the teeth of French Sans Culottes and transplanting them into the jaws of his Majestys liege subjects; thus planting the trees of liberty in their very jaw bones. This, if true seems to be a practice of cramming Jacobinism down their throats in spite of their teeth.
314. WH Sat Oct 25, 1794: Married, at Mansfield, Mr. Lemuel Barrows, to Miss Hannah Storrs.
315. WH Sat Oct 25, 1794: New Goods. Frederick Stanley
has lately received an assortment of European and Indian Goods, also
many articles in the Grocery line, which he will sell for Cash, or
barter for Produce on the most reasonable terms. While he sincerely
thanks those who have favoured him with their custom, and have by
their punctuality enabled him to do business hitherto, he is obliged
once more to call on those indebted to him, to make payment the present
season without fail, to enable him to fulfil his engagements. Windham,
316. WH Sat Oct 25, 1794: We the subscribers being appointed by the hon. court of probate, for the district of Pomfret, commissioners to receive, examine and adjust the claims of the creditors of the estate of Nathan Abbott, late of Woodstock, deceased, represented insolvent, six months from the 7th of October inst. being allowed by fall court for the settlement of said estate. We do hereby give notice, that we shall attend to the business of our appointment on the 24th and 25th days of November next, at the late dwelling house of said deceased in said Woodstock. All accounts must be properly attested, and exhibited by said time, or debarred a recovery. Woodstock, 7th Octob. 1794. John Fox, Simeon Smith, Commrs.
317. WH Sat Oct 25, 1794: Yale College, Oct. 8, 1794. The Students are hereby notified, that the present vacation is extended three weeks, terminating the 12th of November next; when they will reassemble and give their attendance at the college: and that there will be no vacation next January. Ezra Stiles, President.
318. WH Sat Oct 25, 1794: The subscriber has four Swarms of Bees to sell if applied for within four weeks from this date. Jeduthun Rogers. Hampton, Oct. 13, 1794.
319. WH Sat Oct 25, 1794: A great-coat was left at the printing-office some time last summer. We shall have no objection to the owners taking it away.
320. WH Sat Oct 25, 1794: Roll of the House of Representatives,
October Session, 1794. [only listing Windham and Tolland counties]
321. WH Sat Oct 25, 1794: Naples, July 8. The late
eruption of Mount Vesuvius seems to have occasioned a sensible alteration
in the season. For three weeks past scarcely a day has passed without
a violent storm of thunder, lightning and heavy rain, quite unusual
here in the month of July; and the damage done to the fertile lands
at the foot of the mountain, by torrents of water, mixed with the
Puzzolane ashes (and which immediately forms into a hard cement,)
is inconceivable. In some places the soil is covered by it, not less
than four feet in thickness. The volcano begins now to make its appearance
from under the clouds of ashes and smoke which had obscured it ever
since the beginning of the
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