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WINDHAM COUNTY NEWSPAPERS : WINDHAM HERALD 1791-1795
621. WH Sat Sep 5, 1795: New-York, August 26. Extract
of a letter from Fort Washington, July 26. Since closing my
letter, an express has arrived from Grenville, with the agreeable
intelligence that the treaty is finished, and peace concluded on.
Nothing now remains but the boundary lines to be run. We have not
yet received the particulars, but I hope to be able to tell you more
by the next conveyance. The following tribes were represented at
the treaty. Wyandots, from Sandusky. Delawares, Nanticokes, Mohicakans,
and Muneys;branches of the Delaware nation. Chippewas. Attawas, Miamis,
Kickapoos, and Patawatomies; branches of the Piankashaws, except
the Clap. and Pat.
622. WH Sat Sep 5, 1795: Hartford, August 31. On Wednesday last Chester Cleaveland, a lad about 15 years of age belonging to Barkhamsted, being at East-Windsor on a visit to his friends, in company with a number of his companions went down to the river to amuse themselves in a boat; he having an oar in his hand was exerting himself in rowing the boat, and after the boat was pushed some distance from the shore the oar flipped over the showl and he plunged into the river where the water was deep. He immediately sunk, and altho he was seen to rise repeatedly by a gentleman who was near at hand, and who made every exertion to save him, yet his attempts unfortunately were fruitless. When our informant came away the lad had not been found alto the neighbors had made several attempts to find him. Last Thursday afternoon the dwelling-house of Mr. Daniel Leonard, of Feedinghills was struck with lightning. A daughter of Capt. Comfort Smith, of Suffield, 17 years of age, who was on a visit at Mr. Leonards was almost instantaneously killed by the shock.
623. WH Sat Sep 5, 1795: Norwich, Sept. 2. On the 20th of August last, fourteen sheep the property of Mr. Walter Lathrop of Franklin, were killed by lightning, seven of which were thrown one upon another, with their legs upwards; and in that remarkable situation were discovered. They were sheltering themselves from the storm under a tree, when the electric fire descended; the tree was considerably shattered by the stroke. Mr. Lathrop and one of his neighbours were but a few rods distance, and sensibly felt the shock but providentially were not injured.
624. WH Sat Sep 5, 1795: Windham. Died.
625. WH Sat Sep 5, 1795: Notice is hereby given, that on Monday the 14th of Sept. next, a school will be opened at the dwelling house of Mr. Cornelius Adams, near the red meeting-house in the north society in Canterbury; in which will be taught reading and writing at 9s. English grammar, geography, and the various branches of the mathematics at 12s. and the dead languages at 20s, per quarter, by their humble servant. John Adams. Canterbury, August 29th, 1795.
626. WH Sat Sep 5, 1795: State of Connecticut, August 29, 1795. Brigade Orders, for the 5th Brigade. By the General. For the 5th Regt. Of Cavalry, Nathaniel Huntington is appointed Adjutant in the room of John Newcomb. Simeon Loomis Quarter-Master. Isaac Morgan, jun. Pay-Master. By the order of the General, John MClellan, Brig. Maj.
627. WH Sat Sep 5, 1795: The creditors of widow Jerusha Allen, late of Windham deceased, are hereby notified, that the hon. court of probate for the district of Windham, hath allowed six months from the 29th day of August 1795, for said creditors to exhibit their claims to the estate of said deceased to the subscriber or be debarred a recovery. Bela Allen, Admr.
628. WH Sat Sep 5, 1795: From the (Newport) Mercury.
Mess. Printers, As the scarlatina, or throat-distemper, has been,
and continues to prove fatal to the lives of many children and young
persons, in many towns, the cause of humanity may be promoted by
inserting the following recipe, which I have received from very respectable
authority, and has proved the means of restoring numerous patients
to health, in Providence, and other places in Rhode-Island. An eminent
Physician of this town has approved the recipe; and informs me, that
a similar application towards all his patients, has met with universal
629. WH Sat Sep 5, 1795: From a London Paper. Original Letter from the chief magistrate of a certain Corporation: Dear Sur, On Mundy next I am to be made a mare, and shall be much obliged to you, if so be as you will send me down as by the koatch some provisions setting [fitting?] for the occasion, as I am to ax my brother the old mare, and the rest of the bentch. I am, Sur, &c. Answer by a Wag, into whose hands if fell, Sir, In obedience to your order, have sent you per coach, two bushels of the best oats, and as you are to treat the old mare, have added some bran to make a mash.
630. WH Sat Sep 12, 1795: Philadelphia, August 30. Extract of a letter from a gentleman in Norfolk to his friend in this city dated 21st August. A fever rages here so violently, that there has not been fewer than from five to eight buried daily, for ten days past; some of our most respectable merchants are dead, and [numbers?] is now lying in dangerous situations; there is a general gloom over the countenance of every person you meet; some say its the yellow fever; two or three days illness carries them off.
631. WH Sat Sep 12, 1795: New-York, Sept. 2. Yesterday
morning two men belonging to the Sugar-House in Pine-street, lost
their lives in a well near that building. The first descended to
take up a piece of meat, which had fallen into the well; and the
second hazarded his life to assist the first, and both perished by
means of what is called damps, or mephitic air. People were immediately
collected, but on experiment, it was found fatal to life, for any
person to descend the well: A candle was repeatedly extinguished
within 8 or 10 feet from the surface of the earth. Two or three persons
humanely offered to go down to the relief of all the unhappy sufferers,
with a rope tied to their bodies, but on entering a few feet it was
found necessary to draw them out to save their lives. At length by
pumping water and throwing it into the well, and by burning matches
of sulphur, the well was so far filled with respirable air, that
a person went down with safety, and the bodies of the men were taken
out. The fatal effects of dead air in wells and other confined places
are well known to every person, and it is much lamented that people
were not more cautious in entering such places. If the precaution
was used of letting down a lighted candle, before any person would
632. WH Sat Sep 12, 1795: New-York, Sept. 2. To give
the country a just idea of the state of this city with respect to
health, we have taken great pains to ascertain facts. Our sources
of intelligence, in addition to personal observation, are, the Health
Committee, Physicians, Clergymen and Sextons, and many other citizens
in various parts of the city. From our enquiries, we find that the
Malignant fever has carried off between 70 and 80 persons in the
whole, within the last five weeks. The late health officers, Dr.
Treat, and an officer of the customs probably contracted the disease
on board a vessel from the West Indies, as Dr. Treat, just before
his sickness informed the editor, that a vessel was in the harbour
with the disorder on board, that since persons were ill with it,
and one had died that day; he added that it was a
633. WH Sat Sep 12, 1795: Windham.
634. WH Sat Sep 12, 1795: Windham. Married, Mr. Allen Williams, of Groton, to Miss Susannah Ormsby, of this town.
635. WH Sat Sep 12, 1795: Windham, Died.
636. WH Sat Sep 12, 1795: Cash, or Salt, given in exchange for Flax-Seed, by Thomas Janes, and Ephraim Squier, at their Store in Ashford. September 7, 1795.
637. WH Sat Sep 12, 1795: Strayed or stolen from the
pasture of Ichabod Moore, in Union, the latter part of June last,
two mare Mules, one a dark brown, the other a dun colour, branded
on the near thigh, with the letters I.F. A generous reward will be
given to any person who will return them to the subscriber, or give
information where they may be found. Walter Sessions.
638. WH Sat Sep 19, 1795: New-York, Sept. 9. It is with pleasure we hear the Epidemic which has given some alarm in this City, does not extend nor become more virulent; on the contrary, is less fatal than at first. Yesterday no person died with the fever.
639. WH Sat Sep 19, 1795: Windham. Dr. Joshua Elderkin, formerly of this town, we hear, is chosen by the town of Chelsea, Vermont, a representative to the General Assembly of that state.
640. WH Sat Sep 19, 1795: In Mr. Peales Museum,
at Philadelphia, is a rattlesnake, presented in the year 1792, when
it had only four rattles, since which the number has increased to
twelve. This demonstrates, that the common of ascertaining the years
of their age, by the number of their rattles, is falacious. Mr. Peale,
from observation, supposes that the bite of all vipers, (in which
class he ranks the rattlesnake) is very dangerous: But the bite of
snakes, properly so called, is generally harmless. That of the blacksnake,
in particular, he says is less hurtful than the bite of a mufchetto
[muschetto?, or mean mosquito?] He thinks that, instead of being
hunted up and destroyed,
641. WH Sat Sep 19, 1795: Windham. Married, Mr. Socrates Swift, to Miss Betsy Simons.
642. WH Sat Sep 19, 1795: Widham. Died. At Philadelphia, Pelatiah Webster, Esq. aged 70. At New-York, Mr. William Ledyard, aged 18, son of the late Col. Ledyard, of Groton. At New-London, Mrs. Sally Wilson, aged 62. Mr. Sylvester Powers, aged 33. At Norwich, Miss Mary Hallam, of New-London, aged 13. Mrs. Lucy Walter, aged 48. At Providence, Capt. John Payson Child, formerly of Woodstock, remarkable for his generosity and hospitality; has left a wife and two small children to lament his fate.
643. WH Sat Sep 19, 1795: The Members of the Windham
Medical Convention, are hereby notified, to meet at Mr. Dorrances
tavern, in Hampton, on the fourth Tuesday of Sept. inst. at 9 oclock
A.M. A punctual and general attendance of the Members is earnestly
requested. It is also desired that those gentlemen who have not paid
their taxes, will not fail to pay them at said time, as it may save
me some trouble, and them some expense. Joseph Baker, Clerk, M.C.
644. WH Sat Sep 19, 1795: The Freemen of the town of
Windham, are hereby notified, to meet at the Court-house in Windham,
on Monday the 21st of September inst at 9 oclock in the forenoon,
then and there to chuse two representatives to represent said town
at 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 next General Election.
645. WH Sat Sep 19, 1795: The hon. court of probate,
for Windham district, hath limited the term to six months, from this
date, for the creditors to the estate of Mrs. Hannah Stedman, late
of Hampton, deceased, to exhibit their claims to the subscriber legally
attested, or be debarred a recovery by law.
646. WH Sat Sep 19, 1795: Anecdotes. Beans and Bacon.
Phelim O More, was indicted at the county assizes in Ireland for
a rape. His defence was ingenious. He gave in proof that he had a
garden of beans, in which the prosecutrix committed nightly trespasses
and depredations. That having caught her stealing his beans, he declared,
if she came again she might expect such consequences as those she
swore to on the trial. She came, and he kept his word. The court
were of opinion, that the notice and the trespasses in the garden
purged the act of felony, by shewing consent a priori, in the prosecutrix;
and the culprit was acquitted. As he departed from the bar, Cortelle,
who had been counsel against him, said ; My good friend, you
have made a most excellent defence to save your Bacon, but a very
bad one to save your Beans. And it was remarked, that poor
Phelim could never afterwards keep beans in his garden; the
as he said, would be always after pulling
647. WH Sat Sep 26, 1795: Lexington, August 4. By a
gentleman from Head-Quarters, as late as the 20th ult. we are informed
that the treaty was nearly completed: to receive the signatures of
the chiefs to the articles was all that was undone at that time.
The boundary line is described, as follows, viz. Beginning at the
mouth of Canvabaga river, and running up the same to the fork, thence
to a crossing place on Muskingum, two miles northward or where fort
Lawrence formerly stood; thence through the dividing country between
the bends of Glaize and St. Marys rivers and that of the Miami
of the Ohio, to a place known by the name of Larmiers stores,
which is near the Miami, and is
648. WH Sat Sep 26, 1795: New-London, Sept. 24. By
verbal information from New-York so late as Tuesday, we are compelled
to believe, that the papers from thence are too favorable in the
representations of the state of the fever in that city. Would all
the letters from thence caution the people in the country against
going there; would the streets and wharves be deserted and the markets
comparatively empty; or would great numbers of stores be shut and
families flocking into the country, unless there were more than from
10 to 14 deaths daily of that fever, in a population of 40,000 souls?
We have been informed, by persons of credibility from New-York, who
are interested in giving a favorable representation, that on Tuesday
full 40 persons died on the eastern side of the city; and it is not
denied that the disease has spread into
649. WH Sat Sep 26, 1795: Windham, September 26. The following gentlemen are chosen Representatives to the General Assembly of this state, in October next.
Windham, Mess. Timo. Larrabee, Shubael Abbe.
650. WH Sat Sep 26, 1795: Windham. Died.
651. WH Sat Sep 26, 1795: Taylors. All the Taylors in the County of Windham, are requested to meet at landlord Dorrances in Hampton, formerly Greenslits, the second Tuesday in October next, at 9 oclock A.M. in order to adopt such measures, as may best promote uniformity and workmanship in our business.
652. WH Sat Sep 26, 1795: From the Knoxville Gazette
August 14. On the 8th inst. arrived at this place, Colonel Isaac
Titsworth, of Tennessee county, Mero district from the Tuckahatches,
in the Creek nation, with his daughter and a negro, who were captured
by the Creeks on the 5th of November last. With Colonel Titsworth
came Mr. OReilly, express, with dispatches for government.
Colonel Titsworth, and Mr. OReilly gave assurances of the sincere
disposition of the Creeks for peace with the United States, one evidence
of which is, that
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