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461. WH Sat Sep. 1, 1792: Pittsburgh, August 9. Head Quarters. General Orders. Desertion having become prevalent among the troops of this place, particularly upon the least appearance, or rather apprehension of danger, that some men (for they are unworthy the name of Soldiers) have been so lost to every sense of honor and duty, as to desert their post as sentries; by which treacherous, base, cowardly conduct, the lives and safety of their brave companions, and worthy citizens, were committed to savage fury. The commander in chief, is therefore determined to put a stop to such baneful practice, by the most exemplary punishment; as well as by liberal rewards; and hereby promises to every citizen, or soldier, the sum of ten dollars, for each and every desert that may be apprehended, and brought to this place, together with reasonable costs; the commander in chief also promises, a reward of ten dollars, to any soldiers who will discover an intention of desertion, in any other soldier or soldiers, to the end that such solder or soldiers may be secured, and punished agreeable to the rules and articles of war. Henry D. Butts, Aid de Camp.

462. WH Sat Sep. 1, 1792: Pittsburgh, August 11. Saturday last, the 4th inst. Henry Hamilton a soldier belonging to the detachment under the command of Major Asheton, was taken to the gallows, to be executed for mutiny, in attempting to take the life of Ensign Devin, by sticking him in the breast with a bayonet, on the march to this place. The whole of the troops consisting of Major Asheton’s detachment of infantry,
artillery and riflemen, and Captain Stake’s troop of horse, were paraded, when the Major read his death warrant, and the awful ceremony
was about to be performed—the unfortunate man appeared fully convinced of the justness of his sentence, and exhorted his brother soldiers to beware of falling into the like error ­ his behavior was manly, firm and penitent. After he had been tied up to the gallows, every moment
expecting to be launched into eternity, a reprieve from the Commander in chief was brought forward. Pleasure was pictured in the countenance of every one, but in none more so than that of Mr. Devin, who had, in a very particular manner, exerted himself to obtain it, but had reason to fear his exertions were in vain.

463. WH Sat Sep. 1, 1792: Martinsburgh, August 7. By a gentleman who left Kentucky about four weeks ago, we learn that 500 warriors of the Cherokee nation, with their squaws, horses, &c. had gone into Kentucky and joined the white inhabitants with an intention of taking a part in the ensuing campaign.

464. WH Sat Sep. 1, 1792: Richmond, August 10. Yesterday arrived in this city, 14 Indian warriors belonging to the Catawba nation. It is
said, that their visit here is to offer their services to the United States to fight against the hostile tribes, which are now at war against

465. WH Sat Sep. 1, 1792: Philadelphia, August 22. An Indian chief of the Onondago tribe, was inhumanly murdered near the Otswego Falls, the 27th July last. One Jacob Valentine is charged with the crime ­ and he having absconded, the Governor of the State of New York offers 500 dollars reward for apprehending him.

466. WH Sat Sep. 1, 1792: Philadelphia, August 22. On the morning of the 16th inst. the body of Elizabeth Reeves was found in the dock next
to Warder’s wharf, Northern Liberties. The jury of inquest brought in their verdict willfully murdered by some person or persons unknown, and thrown into the river. Miss Reeves had on Wednesday evening been on a short visit to a relation in Coomb’s Ally, which she left about eight o’clock, to go home, alone, and without any thing uncommon having occurred: from that time she was not seen or heard of until early on Thursday morning, when her body was discovered lying on the mud with the face down, in the dock near Warder’s wharf. On examining, it was found that the most brutal violence had been committed on her person, and a large wound on the left side of her mouth and bruises on other parts, shewed that she must have suffered much from the most shameful abuses; several of her teeth were loose. It appeared, from marks of her feet in the mud, that she had moved several steps from the place where she was first thrown, where her comb and a ribbon were found. Nothing has yet appeared to detect the villainous perpetrators of this infernal deed, but a boy declared that he saw two men in a batteau very early in the morning at the particular spot where the body was found, who made off upon his approach, and went on board a shallop down the river. Miss Reeves was about seventeen years old, and apprenticed to a mantau-maker; and when it is considered that she bore a very good character, and was remarkable for her amiable deportment and pleasing manners, the loss to society must be the greater, and excite in the breast of every friend to humanity a detestation of the diabolical actor of this horrid tragedy. Her remains were decently interred on Friday afternoon, in St. Peter’s Church yard, attended by a great concourse of people of both sexes, lamenting the unhappy and untimely death of this victim to the barbarity of those whose pride it should have been to afford protection to unguarded innocence.

467. WH Sat Sep. 1, 1792: Lansingburgh, August 10. There is now living in this town a child of black parents, whose skin is as white as the whitest children among us, the eyes are of a bright blue, the hair as much white as red or sandy, but harsh and curly as that of any negro, the nose, lips, mouth and feature perfectly like those of its nation. The white is so clear that the veins and even the motion of the blood after resistance on a sudden motion, is more apparent than it would be in nine tenths of the children of white parents, and altho’ the child is now 18 months old, the colour has not been found to approach nearer to black, by becoming a tawny or mulatto, a proof that there is no mixture
of blood.

468. WH Sat Sep. 1, 1792: Hartford, August 27. Last Friday Mr. David Vibert, by the breaking of a plank, fell from the frame of a building in
this town, when a piece of timber falling on his body just under the ribs, instantly put an end to his life. He belonged to East-Hartford, and has left a widow and five children to lament his untimely death. Another man who stood on the same plank had his leg broke, and a third was more slightly wounded.

469. WH Sat Sep. 1, 1792: Danbury, August 13. Yesterday Peter Farring an Irishman and John Sharp, a Mulatto, were convicted before the Hon. Superior Court in this town, of Highway Robbery, and sentenced to confinement and hard labour in Newgate prison during their natural lives. They took their departure for that place this morning.

470. WH Sat Sep. 1, 1792: Windham, September 1. Died. Mr. Benjamin Smith, aged 60.

471. WH Sat Sep. 1, 1792: From the Kentucky Gazette, July 21. An extract of a letter from a gentleman at Fort Washington, to his friend in this place, dated the 15th inst. mentions that news had been received at St. Vincennes, by an Indian sent from Major Hamtramck to L’Anguille, (the village destroyed by General Wilkinson last August) that a party of Shawanese had fallen in and murdered a party of three or four men, not very distant from one of our fortifications; that these men bore a flag; that the Indians conveyed the papers found in their possession to some white men, who could read; that these papers turned out to contain a talk from a Big Captain, which made the Indians regret their conduct. From this report, it is probable that one of the Flags sent out by General Wilkinson has been intercepted and cut off, but which is uncertain. There exists a strong presumption that Col. Harding was not of this party. There were three flags sent out; the first
consisted of three men; the second, Major Trueman’s, of the same number; and Col. Harding’s who was attended by one only.
A letter from Paris (in the new French settlement) dated July 17, states, That intelligence had been received at Fort Jefferson, of the death of Major Trueman, Mr. Freeman, Debachi and Jarrat. That this information was brought by two prisoners, who were labouring in a cornfield and made their escape. The one was taken prisoner at the time general Harmar was defeated—the other is William Duer, of Capt. Buchanan’s company of levies. They further inform, that on the 25th of June a party of Indians took eight men prisoners who were making hay near Fort Jefferson; that when they had moved the prisoners some distance from the Fort they divided them, four were given to the Chippewas and four to the Shawanese; that the Shawanese burn the four unfortunately assigned to them; that the Chippewas took theirs home to the intent of making labourers of them; that the Indians are determined for war, and will not treat, but will kill every white person that
attempts to go to them either with or without a flag; that their present plan is to cut off the escorts of provisions destined to the out-posts, and by that means oblige the troops stationed there to surrender; and that for this purpose they keep two spies constantly out.

472. WH Sat Sep. 1, 1792: Wanted by the subscriber, as an apprentice to the Cooper’s trade, a hearty Lad, from 14 to 18 years of age. Vine
Robinson. Brooklyn, August 24, 1792.

473. WH Sat Sep. 1, 1792: Wanted, a considerable quantity of good and well cleaned Mustard-Seed, to be delivered within three weeks from the date, for which payment will be made in Goods, at Cash price, by Jona. Jennings. Windham, Aug. 31, 1792.

474. WH Sat Sep. 8, 1792: Extract of a letter from Fort Knox (Vincennes) dated June 15, 1792. “I am afraid, my friend, that we shall have a very ugly job on hand, with this Indian war. The Indians on this river are peaceable enough with a great deal of watching and coaxing—they come in here very frequently, and appear to have a great itch for scalping, and plundering, and nothing, I imagine, but their concern for the prisoners we have, restrains them from taking up the hatchet. A few days ago, several Chiefs came in from O_pee, a place high up the Illinois river, and, in their speech to Major Hamtramck, told him they were frequently invited and threatened by the Miami Indians to induce them to go to war against us, but they had not, nor, did intend to do it. That we must keep a good heart, for we should have a great many more to fight this year than we had the last—wished us success, and hoped we might give them a good drubbing. The Major enquired whether the British made them any presents—they replied, that the British gave them goods like stacks of hay, provisions, arm, ammunition and everything but big guns. Indeed, every intelligence we have received from the Miami villages, corroborate so far as to convince us that there will be double the number of Indians in the field this year, there was the last, and the British continue to supply them with every thing they want; so that I think a few of us will be apt to lose our hair.”

475. WH Sat Sep. 8, 1792: Extraordinary instance of female heroism. Extracted from a letter written by Col. James Perry to the Rev. Jordon Dodge. On the 1st of April inst. a number of Indians surrounded the house of John Merril, which was discovered by the barking of a dog. Merril stepped to the door to see what he could discover, and received three musket balls, which caused him to fall back into the house with a broken leg and arm. The Indians rushed on to the door, but it being instantly fastened by his wife, who with a girl about fifteen years of age, stood against it, the savages could not immediately enter.. They broke one part of the door, and one of them crowded partly through. The heroic mother, in the midst of her screaming children and groaning husband, seized an axe, and gave a fatal blow to the savage, and he
falling headlong into the house, the Indians supposed they had obtained their end, and rushed after him, until four of them had fell in like
manner, before they discovered their mistake. The rest retreated, which gave opportunity again to secure the door. The conquerors rejoiced in their victory; hoping they had killed the whole company, but their expectations were soon dashed by finding the door again attacked, which
the bold mother endeavoured once more to secure, with the assistance of the young woman; their fears now came on them like a flood; and they soon heard a noise on the top of the house, and then found the Indians were coming down the chimney; all hopes of deliverance were now at an end; but the wounded man ordered his little child to tumble a couch, that was filled with hair and feathers, on the fire, which made such a smoke that two lusty indians came tumbling down the chimney; the wounded man exerting every faculty in this critical moment, seized a billet of wood, with which he conquered the smothered Indians; at the same instant the woman aimed a blow at the savage at the door, but not with the same effect as the rest, which caused him to retreat. They then again secured the door as fast as possible, and rejoiced at their deliverance, but not without fear of a third attack. They carefully watched with their family until morning, and were not again disturbed. We learn by a prisoner that made his escape from the Indians, that the wounded Indian last mentioned, was the only one that escaped at this time. On his return he was asked,--“what news brother?” “Plaguy bad news,” replied the wounded Indian, “for the squaws have taken the breech clout, and fight worse than the long knives.” This affair happened at Newbardstown about fifteen miles from Sandy-creek, and may be depended on, as I had the pleasure to assist in tumbling them into a hole, after they were stripped of their head dresses, and about twenty dollars worth of silver

476. WH Sat Sep. 8, 1792: Sunbury, August 11. For the Sunbury Gazette. Mr. Kennedy, As the flux is now raging with much malignancy, in many parts of this country, I take the liberty of publishing the following simple cure, which after an experience of its utility, for near 40 years I will venture to recommend as a sovereign remedy. Take two teaspoonfuls of clean hickory or oak ashes, quite hot, in half a gill of old spirits,
whisky or milk, morning and evening. It is seldom necessary to repeat it more than two or three days. N.B. Let the patient observe at the time,
to live on a flour diet altogether; and it would contribute much to the cure if a warm flannel was constantly wore next to the stomach. A

477. WH Sat Sep. 8, 1792: Fredericksburgh, August 17. On Wednesday evening the 8th instant, Mr. John Arock, jun. was murdered near his house in Spotsylvania county. His body was found the next day lying in the road, with a contusion in the back of the head, and several attempts had been made to cut his throat. Four negroes the property of his father, have since confessed themselves the actors in this tragic scene, and are committed to goal. He has left a wife and several small children to lament his unhappy end.

478. WH Sat Sep. 8, 1792: Rutland, (Vermont), August 20. On Thursday night the 9th inst. the dwelling house of Mr. Alexander Patterson, of Pittsford, was consumed by fire. It seems that Mr. Patterson had been missing several weeks, supposed to have fled on account of some threats he had received from his wife, by which he thought his life was in danger. On the evening before the fire, Mrs. Patterson told her children that she was going to a neighbour’s house, not to return that night—her pewter, &c. was observed by a neighbouring woman to be packed up the day before. Some time in the night the fire alarmed a neighbor, who reached the house just as the children escaped out of the door ­the house was too far consumed to render any attempts to save it effectual. A day or two after as some children were searching for pewter among the rubbish, just under where the bed stood, they discovered a number of bones, which on examination were judged to be human bones, the skull, teeth, &c. remaining in their natural form. On information of this, a jury of inquest was summoned ­ in the mean time, it is supposed, that Mrs. Patterson went and secreted the skull, teeth, &c. and broke the rest of the bones into small pieces, in order to render any further enquiries fruitless. It was the opinion of the jury, that the bones were human bones, and that murder had been committed there, but by whom could not be ascertained. Suspicions were strong against Mrs. Patterson, who has been examined.

479. WH Sat Sep. 8, 1792: Springfield, August 22, Warwick August 8, 1792. Female Exertion. On the 3d inst. about 12 o’clock in the day, the dwelling house of Mr. Zachariah Barber of this town, was discovered by a small child to be on fire ­ who seeing the fire fall into the chamber from the roof, through which it had burnt, soon gave the alarm; no help being near except Mrs. Barber and a number of small children, the eldest of whom she instantly dispatched to call Mr. Barber and a hired man, who were half a mile distant; it being very dry and windy, the fire raged with great fury, and must have consumed the house with a great part of its contents, had it not been for the extraordinary vigilance of the woman, who drew from a well near 40 feet deep, almost 50 pails of water, part of which she applied to wet the chamber floor, after removing all combustibles, and part she applied with great dexterity to the roof; having no ladder, she was obliged to ascend the roof of a small wood house, from thence with great difficulty, to the roof that was in flame. She ascended this precipice a number of times, carrying each time a full pail of water in her hand; in this manner she contested the merciless element, in the most spirited manner, for the space of half an hour, when her husband and man arrived, who by their untied exertions happily extinguished the fire in a short time.

480. WH Sat Sep. 8, 1792: Springfield, August 29. We hear from Dulton, that on Wednesday the 8th ult. Mr. Asa Selvey of that place went out to chop some trees down, in the afternoon, and was seen to be at the business near sun set. He did not return home that evening, a circumstance which occasioned uncomfortable apprehensions in the breast of his wife, but as he had a father-in law, and brother-in law, near the place where he was at work, she made herself as easy as she could with the hope he was with them. In the morning she went to her father’s and being informed her husband had not been there, she concluded he was dead. Search was immediately made and he was found a corpse, and a shocking spectacle, at the place where he had been at work the preceeding evening. The facts appeared to have been as follows: He had fallen a beech tree, which in its course struck a dry limb of a maple about thirty feet long, and broke it off in part, but not so that it fell; Selvey cut up this tree to the top, which brought him near the maple ­ whilst cutting the limbs of the beech, the wind was high and probably broke off the dry limb of the maple so that he could not hear it. It fell, and the little end struck the ground, the butt end poised over in a direction which brought it on the back part of Selvey’s head, broke his skull, pitched him forward over a log in a direction which brought his fore-head on a sharp slab which fractured his head on that part, and probably killed him in an instant, for there was no appearance of his having struggled after he fell; the position in which he was found was this—his body lay bent over a log, the middle of it considerably raised, and the head on the ground, where the most of his blood had discharged itself—a humble posture! A striking instance also of human frailty and the uncertainty of life! Who knows the time of his departure? Happy, if this awful providence should prove an awakening and useful lecture to the living. Mr. Selvey (who had supported the character of a worthy citizen) has left a disconsolate and amiable widow with three small children, to mourn his untimely and shocking end.

481. WH Sat Sep. 8, 1792: The Governor of Pennsylvania has issued a Proclamation, offering 300 dollars reward for apprehending the murderer of Eliz. Reeves.

482. WH Sat Sep. 8, 1792: By a vote of the inhabitants of the town of Boston, all persons, as well inhabitants of the town, as those coming from the country, are permitted to receive the Small-Pox, by inoculation, at any time from the 29th of August last, until the 15th day of September inst. and not afterwards.

483. WH Sat Sep. 8, 1792: The Physicians and Surgeons of Windham county, are requested to meet at Capt. Dorrance’s tavern, in Windham (Scotland parish) on the fourth Tuesday of September next, ten o’clock in the morning, precisely, agreeable to act of Assembly. Albigence
Waldo. August 27, 1792.

484. WH Sat Sep. 8, 1792: All persons having demands against the estate of Thomas Phinney, late of Ashford, deceased, represented insolvent, are hereby requested to exhibit their claims to the subscribers, within six months from the date, properly attested to, in order for settlement, it being the time limited by the hon. court of probate, for the district of Pomfret. We will attend on said business on the first Tuesdays of November and February next, at 1 o’clock P.M. at the dwelling-house of Mr. Jareb Preston, of Ashford; those who neglect to bring them in by said time, will be debarred a recovery. Isaac Perkins, Abel Simmons, Comm’rs. Ashford, Sept. 4, 1792. N.B. All persons indebted to said estate, are requested to make immediate payment. Jareb Preston, Adm’r.

485. WH Sat Sep. 8, 1792: The Freemen of the town of Windham, are hereby notified to meet at the Court-house in Windham, on Monday the 17th day of September inst. at nine o’clock in the forenoon, then and there to choose two representatives to represent this town in the General Assembly to be holden at New Haven on the second Thursday of October next; also to bring in their votes for twenty persons to stand in nomination at the election in May next; and also to bring in their votes for seven persons, to represent this state at the next Congress of the United States. Joshua Maxwell, Benj. Brewster, John Clark, Jared Webb, Constables of the said town of Windham. Windham, Sept. 6, 1792.

486. WH Sat Sep. 8, 1792: Just Published, and to be sold at the Printing-Office, Windham, God’s terrible Voice in the City, wherein are
set forth, the sound of the Voice, in a narration of the two dreadful judgments of Plague and Fire, inflicted upon the city of London; the
former in the year 1665, the latter in the year 1666.

487. WH Sat Sep. 8, 1792: From the American Mercury. Mr. Babcock, Please to insert the following extract of a letter, from a Gentleman (who lately travelled through the State of Connecticut) to his friend in Hartford. “Many things present to the view of travellers, very agreeably—we see the best cultivated Farms—the most convenient, handsome Houses, the prettiest Towns, the most intelligent, civil, and knowing people that are to be found in America, perhaps in the world; --a people, who to all those advantages, have added civil and religious liberty, independence, and a perfect freedom from all improper restraint: --Yet these people, with all their advantages, suffer themselves to be peculiarly enslaved, and imposed upon, by a contemptible race of beings, which many of the inhabitants of other countries, less favoured in most respects hold in abhorrence, and never fail to make successful war against. BED-BUGS are the nefarious animals I mean—and which have tormented my female companions and self, the greatest part of the time we have been in the state, and which, I fear, will frustrate the favourable expectations we have promised ourselves in this journey. This is the greatest grievance Connecticut suffers, and is worthy the genius of your McFingal, your Joshua, and your Columbus—they should make war upon them, and allow them no rest, until they convince
every female that the honor of her country depends on their being voted out of every house. Subjects of less importance, have employed in
England, the pens of Swift, Steel, Arbuthnot, Addison, &c. I want your Poets, Philosophers, Magistrates, and Divines, to rise up against this
present greatest and most crying sin of Connecticut; and give it no quarters until it ceases to be, justly, a reproach to the state.”

488. WH Sat Sep. 15, 1792: New-York, September 3. Sunday evening last a Mariner by the name of Joseph Perkins, being in a state of intoxication fell from the garret window of a three story house, upon the pavement, which put an instant period to his life.

489. WH Sat Sep. 15, 1792: Worcester, September 6. The Court of General Sessions of the Peace in this county, is adjourned to Friday the twenty first of September inst. at ten o’clock A.M. for the purpose of licensing inoculating hospitals in such places in the county as may be
judged expedient.

490. WH Sat Sep. 15, 1792: Dover, August 22. Last Monday afternoon some countrymen were running horses in the centre of this town, when Mr. Joseph Burnham running into the street one of the horses ran him down, threw his rider, & went down over the hill. Mr. Burnham was taken up to appearance dead, but by the exertions of the citizens and doctors of the town, by rubbing, bathing, &c. he was in some measure recovered, his shoulder was put out, and his left ear nearly torn from his head—he was otherwise very much hurt, but we hope not mortally. The rider received no damage, and we hope this accident may prove a warning, and prevent in future the bad practice of running horses.

491. WH Sat Sep. 15, 1792: A pardon has been granted by the Supreme Executive of Massachusetts, to Joshua Abbot, lately convicted of Murder in the County of York.

492. WH Sat Sep. 15, 1792: Windham, September 15. Married, Mr. Cyrus Brewster, to Miss Nancy De Witt.

493. WH Sat Sep. 15, 1792: The listers of this town are desired to meet at Mr. Jonathan Hebard’s, on Monday next, 2 o’clock P.M.

494. WH Sat Sep. 15, 1792: Lost a few days since, a pair of paste Knee-Buckles. Whoever has found them and will leave them at the
Printing-Office, shall be generously rewarded. September 15, 1792.

495. WH Sat Sep. 15, 1792: Indian Cruelty and Fortitude. From voyages and travels of an Indian interpreter and trader—a late publication.
“Some years ago,” says our author, “the Shawano indians being obliged to remove from their habitations, in their way took a Muskohga warriour, known by the name of old Scary, prisoner. They bastinadoed him severely, and condemned him to the fiery torture. He underwent a great deal without shewing any concern, his countenance and behaviour were as if he suffered not the least pain. He told his persecutors with bold voice, that he was a warrior, that he had gained most of his martial reputation at the expense of their nation and was desirous of shewing them in the act of dying, that he was as much their superior as when he headed his gallant countrymen against them; that although he had fallen into their hands, and forfeited the protection of the Divine Power by some impiety or other, when carrying the body of the holy ark of war against his devoted enemies, yet he had so much remaining virtue as would enable him to punish himself more exquisitely than all their despicable ignorant crowd could do, if they would give him liberty, by untying him, and handing him one of the red hot gun barrels out of the fire: The proposal, and his method of address, appeared so exceedingly bold, and uncommon, that his request was granted. Then suddenly seizing one end of the red hot barrel, and brandishing it from side to side, he forced his way through the armed and surprised multitude, leaped down a prodigious steep and high bank, into a branch of the river, dived through it, ran over a small island, and passed the other branch amidst a shower of bullets, and though a number of his enemies were in close pursuit of him, he got into a bramble swamp through which, though naked and in mangled condition, he reached his own country.
“The Shawano Indians also captured a warrior of the Anantoocha nation, and put him to the state according to their cruel solemnities.
Having unconcerned suffered much torture, he told them, with scorn, they did not know how to punish a noted enemy; therefore he was willing to teach them, and would confirm the truth of the assertion if they would allow him the opportunity. Accordingly requested a pipe and some
tobacco, which was given him. As soon as he had lighted it, he sat down, naked as he was, on the warriors burning torches smoking his pipe
without the least discomposure. On this, a head warrior leaped up and said, they saw plain enough that he was a warrior, and not afraid of
dying; nor should he have died, only that he was both spoiled by the fire, and devoted to it by their laws. However, though he was a very
dangerous enemy, and his nation a treacherous people, it should be seen that they paid a regard to bravery, even in one who was marked with war streaks at the cost of many of the lives of their beloved kindred; and then by way of favor, he and his friendly tomahawk instantly put an end to all his pains.”

496. WH Sat Sep. 22, 1792: Providence, September 15. Capt. Silas Butler, in the Schooner Friendship, arrived on the 8th instant at the
Vineyard from a whaling voyage. In the Bay of Campeachy he killed a shark of enormous size, measuring 38 ½ feet in length, and 24 feet in
circumference ­ the liver made more than 100 gallons of oil.

497. WH Sat Sep. 22, 1792: Hartford, September 17. Last Friday as some men were digging a canal or trench from Mill-River to Mr. Merrill’s distillery, the earth fell from one side of the trench and buried two of the men. They were taken out with all possible expedition, but one of them, Mr. James Bunce, who was covered about 15 minutes, was so far injured that all efforts to save his life proved ineffectual, and he
died the next morning. The other workmen escaped without much injury. Mr. Bunce has left a needy family to lament the loss of their principal friend and support.

498. WH Sat Sep. 22, 1792: Windham, September 22. Last Monday being Freemen’s Meeting, the following gentlemen were chosen representatives to the General Assemblyto be holden at New Haven in October next, viz.
Windham, Col. Zephaniah Swift, Hezekiah Ripley, Esq.
Ashford, Mr. Simeon Smith, Mr. Isaac Perkins
Brooklyn, Capt. James Eldredge
Canterbury, Col. Moses Cleveland, Asa Witter, Esq.
Hampton, Col. Ebenezer Moseley
Killingly, Sampson Howe, Esq., Mr. Zadock Spalding
Lebanon, Elkanah Tisdale, Esq., Mr. Peleg Thomas
Mansfield, Mr. Benjamin Hanks, Mr. Nathaniel Atwood
Pomfret, Thomas Grosvenor, Esq., Capt. Lemuel Ingolls
Plainfield, James Bradford, Esq., Capt. Ebenezer Eaton
Thompson, Mr. Israel Smith
Voluntown, Capt. Moses Robins, Capt. Thomas Gordon
Woodstock, John McClellan, Esq., Mr. John Fox
Norwich, Elisha Hyde, Esq., Maj. Joseph Williams
New London, Marvin Wait, Esq., Joshua Coit, Esq.
New Haven, David Daggat, Esq., David Austin, Esq.
Hartford, Thomas Seymour, Esq., Jonathan Bull, Esq.
Middletown, Elijah Hubbard, Esq., Asher Miller, Esq.

499. WH Sat Sep. 22, 1792: Died, at Boston, of the small-pox, Miss Polly Webb, daughter of Mr. Stephen Webb, of this town.

500. WH Sat Sep. 22, 1792: Died at Paris, the 18th of July last, the celebrated John Paul Jones. The Assembly sent a deputation to attend his funeral. It was objected, that he was a Calvinist, but the objection was over-ruled.

501. WH Sat Sep. 22, 1792: Plainfield, September 14. On Saturday last, as Capt. Samuel Hall of this town, was coming out of his field near his house, on horse back, a grand son of his of about four years old, was asleep on the top of a high stone wall, close to the bars where said Hall passed. The child partly awakening from his sleep as supposed, started and fell from said wall with his breast on a firm stone in the ground, which started the horse and turned him round; the horse trod with his hind feet on the child. The fall from the wall, and tread of the horse, bruised the child to such a degree, that he expired in an hour and a half, to the great grief of the family and acquaintance, though all possible measures were taken for his recovery. He was the son of Mr. Stephen Pierce, not at Marietta, on the Ohio.

502. WH Sat Sep. 22, 1792: To be sold at Public Vendue, at the sign post in the first society in Ashford, the 31st day of October next, so much of the real estate of James Trecothick, non-resident proprietor, as will pay his town and society taxes in my hands to collect, together
with incident charges of sale, by Jabez Webb, Collector. Ashford, Aug. 10, 1792.

503. WH Sat Sep. 22, 1792: From the (Philad.) Daily Advertiser. Mr. Claypoole, Believing that the following particulars of Mr. John Strangeways Hutton, now living in this city, in the 109th year of his age, may interest the public, they are communicated, with his consent, by your humble servant. C.W. Peale. Philadelphia, Sept. 3, 1792. From the (Philad.) Daily Advertiser.
After having a few days since taken Mr. Hutton's portrait from life, which is to be preserved in my Museum, the following particulars
respecting the old gentleman were collected from his children, and others of his acquaintance.
That he was born in the city of New-York, in 1684; was bound an apprentice to a sea-faring man, who put him to school in New-York to
learn navigation; at which time he became intimate with a boy who worked at the white-smiths trade, with whom he amused himself in acquiring the use of the hammar; from whence he obtained a facility in working at plate work in the silver-smith's business. He followed a sea faring life for 30 years, and then commenced the silver-smith's trade, without having served any apprenticeship to it; yet, in Philadelphia, he has been esteemed one of the best workmen, at hollow work, in that line of business; and there are still pieces of his work in this city much
esteemed. He made a tumbler in silver when he was 94 years old. Through the course of a long and hazardous life, in various climes,
he was always plain and temperate in his eating and drinking; and avoided spiritous liquors, excepting once, when he was a lieutenant in a privateer, which sailed from Barbadoes in Queen Ann's wars, being on a cruise on the Spanish main, he, with 50 or 60 men made a descent on a village; in pillaging of which, himself, with most of the men, became intoxicated. The Spaniards took advantage of their situation, and got
between them and the sea, and killed every man of his party, except himself & one other, whom they made prisoners; from which state he
atempted an escape, by cutting out a sloop, but was detected, and again put into confinement.
He married his first wife at New-York, whose maiden name was Catharine Cheeseman, by whom he had 8 children, 25 grand children, 23
great grand children, and 3 great great grand children. At the age of 51 he married his second wife, in Philadelphia; her maiden name Ann Vanlear, 19 years old when he married her; by whom he had 17 children, 41 grandchildren, and 15 great grand children.
The state of his issue at this time, according to the best accounts I could collect, are ­
[children & grandchildren]; Alive; Dead

Children by his first marriage; 8; 7
Grand children; 25; 6
Great grand children; 23; -
Great great grand children; 3; -
Total Alive; 59
Total Dead; 13

Children by his 2d marriage; 17; 12
Grand children; 41; 16
Great grand children; 15; 4

Total Born:
Alive: 132
Dead: 45

Now living 87; of whom the greater number reside in Philadelphia: two families of them in Richmond, Virginia.
His second wife died in Philadelphia, 14th November, 1788, aged 72 years and a half. He never had an headach; and often said that he
thought himself in his prime of life, when a the age of 60 years. He was always fond of fishing and fowling; and till his 81st year, he used to
carry in his hunting excursions, a heavy English musket. He was ever a quiet, temperate, and hard working man; and is now a good humoured, hearty old man. He can see, hear, and walk about, and has a good appetite, with no complaints whatever, except from the mere weaknesses of old age.
In the early part of his life he was on two scouts against the Indians: he used to tell that in one of those excursions, they went out in the night, how they lifted up their feet high in stepping to prevent a noise amongst the leaves; that they took an Indian woman prisoner, who led them to where the Indians lay; that they fired on and killed the most of the Indians before they could get to their arms, and a few only
escaped. That the Indians came in and made a peace, before this scouting party returned.
He knew the noted pirate Teach, called Blackbeard; that an act of oblivion had passed, which permitted all pirates to return to their
allegiance: that Blackbeard then came to Barbadoes, where he saw him; this was a short time before that pirate made his last cruize, and was
killed in Carolina.
His grandfather, by his mother's side, Mr. Arthur Strangeways, died at Boston, sitting in his chair, when at the age of 101 years. His
father, Mr. John Hutton, was born at Bournesdures, in Scotland, where, it is said, there are many of the family now living.

504. WH Sat Sep. 29, 1792: Bennington, (Vermont) Sept. 2. By a private letter from Canada, that Lieutenant Governor Simcoe brought from England with him all the civil officers of his new government of the Upper Province which he governs; also a new regiment called the Queen’s
Rangers, raised for the service of that country, together with one battalion of the 60th and the whole of the 34th regiments, amounting to
nearly 1800 regular troops: the militia of both provinces are also under the strictest discipline. The letter further adds, that all the Indian
warriors of Lower Canada have assembled, and are on their way to join the confederation (which is said to be general) against the United States; they are to meet a grand council which they say are to assemble at the Miami villages. It is thought in Quebec that the Americans would have much expense and bloodshed by a timely peace as there never was known so general a league of those barbarians of the wilderness.

505. WH Sat Sep. 29, 1792: About 100 Indians lately made an attack on Galliopolis a French settlements on the Ohio opposite the mouth of the Great Kanahwa, which continued for sometime. The Indians after destroying the standing corn, killing four or five persons and doing
other mischief, retreated. About the same time two young women named Morris, of Kanahway county, were killed. (Virg. Gaz.)

506. WH Sat Sep. 29, 1792: Died, in England, the 4th of August, suddenly, Lieut. Gen. Burgoyne.

507. WH Sat Sep. 29, 1792: Caleb Faulkner, Carries on the Clothing Business in all its branches, in the neatest manner, and with dispatch, at the clothing works in Brooklyn, one mile south of the meeting-house, which was last year improved by Mr. Daniel Sterns. Those who oblige him with their work, may depend on having it done well, and the pay made easy. Sept. 20, 1792.

508. WH Sat Sep. 29, 1792: The hon. court of probate, for the district of Windham, having allowed six months from the 18th of September inst. to the creditors to the estate of Capt. Zebulon Hebard, late of Windham, deceased, to exhibit their claims for settlement; those who neglect to exhibit their claims within said time, will be legally debarred. All indebted to said estate, are requested to make payment to Jabez Hebard, Perez Hebard, Executors. Windham, Sept. 26, 1792.

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