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WINDHAM COUNTY NEWSPAPERS : WINDHAM HERALD 1791-1795
842. WH Sat Sep. 7, 1793: Jabez Gilbert, informs his old employers, and others, that he still carries on the cabinet, Windsor-chair and house and sign-painting business, at his shop in Windham; where customers may depend on having work done in any of the above branches, to their satisfaction, and on reasonable terms. He has for sale, choice Lindseed-Oil, by the barrel or less quantity, for which cash or flax seed will be received in payment. Sept. 4, 1793.
842. WH Sat Sep. 7, 1793: To be sold, a good dwelling house, in Windham, one mile and a quarter West from the court-house with eighteen acres of Land, seven or eight of which is well wooded; the remainder is improved for pasturing and plowing. The house is situated near the parting of three public roads, a good seat for a trader or tradesman. Whoever inclines to buy, may apply to Wheelock Bingham, the possessor, or John Allen of Windham. Sept. 6, 1793.
843. WH Sat Sep. 14, 1793: Lexington, July 27. By a gentleman who arrived in town on Tuesday last from Cumberland, we are informed that just before he left that place, a son of Gen. Robertson, arrived there from the Chickasaw nation, with information of great offers having been made by the Spaniards, to that nation, to induce them to break with the United States, which offers were treated with contempt by the chiefs of the nation, and especially the Mountain Leader. Mr. Robertson further informs that about 400 Creeks and Cherokees had lately passed by that nation towards the Mississippi.
844. WH Sat Sep. 14, 1793: Philadelphia, September 4. An express arrived yesterday at the War Office from the Commissioners for the treating with the Indians North of the Ohio. We learn that they were not able even to effect a meeting with the body of the hostile Indians who were assembled at the Rapids of the Miami Rover which runs into Lake Erie. The Indians by deputation insisted upon the Ohio as the boundary between them and the United States. But as so extensive a concession was inadmissible, and no relaxation of this demand being indicated, the commissioners who had been waiting at the mouth of the Detroit River from the 21st of July, left that place on the 17th of August, and arrived at Fort Erie on the 23d of the same month. The tribes determined for war, are the Wyandots, Delawares, Shawanese, and Miamis; although it is understood, that a considerable portion even of those were for peace. It is also understood, that the six nations, including Capt. Brant, and his Mohawks strongly urged the hostile Indians to peace.
845. WH Sat Sep. 14, 1793: Windham, September 14. At a meeting of the Corporation of Williams College, at Williamstown, the 6th instant, Mr. Ebenezer Fitch, (late Tutor in Yale College) was unanimously chosen President, the Rev. Dr. West, of Stockbridge, Vice-President, Daniel Dewey, Esq., Secretary, Mr. Noah Linsly, Tutor, and Mr. Nathaniel Steel, Master of the grammar School. The qualifications for the admission of Students, to be nearly the same with those required by the laws of Yale-College.
846. WH Sat Sep. 14, 1793: Died.
847. WH Sat Sep. 14, 1793: The Freemen are reminded that next Monday is Freemens Meeting, throughout this State.
848. WH Sat Sep. 14, 1793: A Case of Pistols, and an English Tower Gun, to be sold by William Page, in Windham.
849. WH Sat Sep. 14, 1793: The subscriber wants to purchase Four Hundred Bushels of Swamp Wood Coal. Alfred Elderkin. Windham, Sept. 12, 1793.
850. WH Sat Sep. 14, 1793: On Wednesday next, will be published at this office, (Price 1s 6 d) The Correspondent. Containing The Publication in the Windham Herald, Relative to the Result of the Ecclesiastical Council, holden at Pomfret, in September 1792. And the Result of the Consociation of the County of Windham, holden at Pomfret, in December, 1792, Representing the Rev. Oliver Dodge, together with an Appendix, Containing some general Observations relative to the true Principles and Spirit of the Christian Religion.
851. WH Sat Sep. 21, 1793: New York, September 9. Account
of the malignant fever which at present rages in Philadelphia, in
a letter from a Physician of that city, to his correspondent in this,
dated 6th inst. The fever is spread all over the city, however, more
are not affected than hitherto; and the deaths are less numerous.
On the first attack, there is a universal prostration of strength:
the pulse is full, and rather quick, but not tense; and from the
beginning there is an uncommon oppression around the precordia, violent
reachings, and generally a total inability of keeping any thing on
the stomach. After a little time a comatoze delirium takes place,
vibices appear, the skin becomes yellow, as do the aduata of the
eyes; and finally, the patient dies; apparently without pain, on
or about the seventh or eighth day, generally. The contagion in the
sphere of its action, is confined to contact,, or to the reach of
the breath of the infected person. Hutchson, still lives; his case,
852. WH Sat Sep. 21, 1793: Windham, September 21. At
the Freemens Meeting on Monday last, the following gentlemen
were chosen Representatives to represent the towns prefixed to their
names, in the General Assembly in October next.
853. WH Sat Sep. 21, 1793: Windham, September 21. Last week, Ezekiel Case, was tried before the hon. superior court, then sitting at Hartford, for the murder of a child of Mr. Ackly, of Windsor, (mentioned in our paper some time since) and was acquitted by the jury, on the grounds of insanity.
854. WH Sat Sep. 21, 1793: Died, at East Windsor, last Saturday, the Hon. Erastus Wolcott, Esq.
855. WH Sat Sep. 21, 1793: The Civil Authority, Selectmen and Listers of the town of Windham, will meet at Mr. John Stanifords, on Tuesday the 24th instant, at 2 oclock P.M. for the purpose of making abatements in the List of polls in said town.
856. WH Sat Sep. 21, 1793: Putty. The Subscriber, a few rods of Scotland Meeting-house, keeps a constant supply of good Putty, which he will sell for eight-pence per single pound; an allowance will be made to those who want as much as a dozen or twenty weight. Varnish to be had at the same place. Theodosius Parsons. Windham, Sept. 10, 1793.
857. WH Sat Sep. 21, 1793: The hon. court of probate, for the district of Plainfield, having allowed ten months from the date hereof, to the creditors to the estate of Mr. Isaiah Williams, late of Canterbury, deceased, to bring in their claims properly attested. Those who neglect to make their demands within said time, will be legally barred a recovery. Isaiah Williams, Admx. Canterbury, Sept. 3, 1793.
858. WH Sat Sep. 28, 1793: Baltimore, September 7. This forenoon a melancholy circumstance happened in Market, near Light-street in this town. A little boy playing in a back yard, in which was a well that had been lately covered for the purpose of cleaning out, dropped his hat into it, a young lad attempted to go down for it, but on descending 10 or 12 feet he was suffocated. Mr. Gaulter Hornby, jun. son of Mr. Gaulter Hornby, Cabinet-maker, in going down to bring the lad up, met the same untimely fate, and a negro lad who was let down after them, was very near being deprived of life before he got to the bottom, and when brought up to all appearance dead. Let this serve as a caution to people in future, never to attempt getting into wells, or vaults, before the foul air is dispersed by burning of gun-powder, nitre or some other alkaline substances.
859. WH Sat Sep. 28, 1793: To the Printers of the Federal Gazette. [re Philadelphia]. September 17. Dr. Rush regrets that he is unable to comply with all the calls of his fellow citizens, who are indisposed with the prevailing fever. He begs leave to recommend to such of them as cannot have the benefit of medical aid, to take the mercurial purges, which may now be had with suitable directions, at most of the apothecaries, and to lose ten or twelve ounces of blood as soon as convenient after taking the purges, if the head-ache and fever continues. Where the purges cannot be obtained, or do not operate speedily, bleeding may now be used before they are taked. The almost universal success with which it hath pleased God to bless the remedies of strong mercurial purges and bleeding, in this disorder, enables Dr. Rush to assure his fellow citizens, that there is no more danger to be apprehended from it, when those remedies are used in its early stage, than there is from the meazles or influenza. Dr. Rush assures his fellow citizens further, that the risk from visiting and attending the sick, in common cases at present, is not greater than walking the streets. He hopes this information will be attended to, as many of the sick suffer greatly from the want of the assistance of bleeders, and of the attendance of nurses and friends.
860. WH Sat Sep. 28, 1793: New-York, September 14. Information by a gentleman from Philadelphia. Friday morning the fever still continued with great violence: about one hundred were buried on Thursday. This gentleman says, he rode from one end of the city to the other on Thursday afternoon, in order to view the situation of the place; he says he rode past four or five of the burying-grounds; he saw, as well as he could count them by standing on his carriage, as many as sixty graves open to receive the dead that evening, he supposed, by the best information, that the Potter's Field, and the other burying grounds, would receive as many more. While riding a square and a half, he saw about ten or twelve corpses, carried by negroes; some few people walking after two of them. They bury them all in the evening, or early in the morning, and then by negroes. Yesterday a Mr. Spier was removed from his lodgings in this city, to Governors Island, where he died this morning. He arrived from Philadelphia last Thursday, was seized with the fever on Friday; the Doctors pronounced it the malignant putrid fever, and the event proved their opinion to be just. The sick man on board Captain Baily, from Philadelphia, now riding quarantine, died last night. We do not wish to give our citizens unnecessary alarm, but think it our duty to give them a faithful narrative of what we hear from time to time; concerning this malignant disorder, to repel exaggerated accounts, and prevent unnecessary fear!
861. WH Sat Sep. 28, 1793: New-York, September 17. The corporation, at the request of the citizens of New-York, have come to a resolution absolutely to prevent all intercourse between this city and the city of Philadelphia; and for this purpose guards are set at the different landings, with orders to send back every person coming from Philadelphia to this city; and if any person shall be discovered to have arrived in this city, after this date, it is the resolution of the citizens immediately to send them back. All persons taking inn lodgers, are called upon to give information of all persons of the above description lodging in their houses, on pain of being prosecuted according to law, and all good citizens are called upon by their committee, to give information to the mayor, any of the magistrates, or any members of this committee, of any breach of this resolution. By order of the committee of the corporation and citizens. Isaac Stoutenburgh, Robert Bowne.
862. WH Sat Sep. 28, 1793: On Saturday last, the superior court ended their session in this town. During their session one Jacob Johnson, a transient person, was convicted of passing counterfeit money, and sentenced to Newgate for the term of two years.
863. WH Sat Sep. 28, 1793: Windham, September 28. Peter Chappel, who was committed to the goal in New-London, for the murder of a negro, made his escape from thence on Sunday evening last. He was to have taken his trial at the superior court now sitting at New-London.
864. WH Sat Sep. 28, 1793: It is said that the buildings in the now federal city are rapidly advancing: the Presidents house is built one story high; the Capitol and Hotel are in a considerable state of forwardness, and there are upwards of fifty houses finished, among which are a number of capital brick buildings. There are upwards of 820 of the best artists and mechanics in the world now employed in the construction of that city.
865. WH Sat Sep. 28, 1793: Appointment of Staff-Officers in the fifth Regiment of Militia. Rev. Moses Cook Welch, Chaplain. Dr. Leonard Bacon, Surgeon. Dr. Royal Brewster, Surgeons Mate. The Regimental Review, will be at Windham, the first day of October next. Zephaniah Swift, Lt. Col. Comdr.
866. WH Sat Sep. 28, 1793: The Commissioners appointed to examine the claims of invalids to be placed on the pension list of the United States, will attend on said business at the Court-House in Windham, on Friday the 4th day of October next. Hezekiah Ripley, Zephaniah Swift, Shubael Abbe, Commissioners.
867. WH Sat Sep. 28, 1793: The Subscribers for Windham Library, are notified to meet at the office of Samuel Perkins, Esq. on the evening of the 4th day of October next, at six oclock, for the purpose of advancing their subscription money to a Committee then to be appointed, and to agree on the Books to be purchased.
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