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1799 Wilkes Barre Gazette & Luzerne Advertiser

WILKES BARRE GAZETTE & LUZERNE ADVERTISER

TUESDAY PUBLICATION
PUBLISHED BY – JOSIAH WRIGHT
WILKES BARRE, LUZERNE CO., PA

8 Jan. 1799

Common Pleas Court of Luzerne Co., Jan Term – the following have made application for the benefit of the laws of this Commonwealth relative to insolvent debtors: Joshua BURGES

Land for sale from estate of Ezekiel PEARCE, late of Kingston, through Orphan’s Court on Jan 19th. Abel PEARCE, administrator

Letters remaining at Wilkes Barre Post Office, Jan. 1st: Simeon BEVENS of Wilkesbarre; George BELLOWS of Luzerne Co.; John GREEN of Wilkes Barre; Thomas TAYLOR of Wilkes Barre; Jonathan MARCY of Pittstown; Reuben TAYLOR of Luzerne Co.; David STEWART, blacksmith of Wyoming.

$3 Reward – Strayed from subscriber about the middle of last November, a dark brown mare colt – mule faced and a natural trotter – will be three years old next spring. Any person who will return the said colt shall receive the above reward and reasonable charges paid by John WORT, Kingston

Sheriff’s Sale to be held Jan. 21st next (See p. 4-1-b) Lands taken in execution as property of Thomas SMILEY, in Tunkhannock Twp., also a cow, colt, yearling steer and 6 sheep.

Sheriff’s Sale to be held Jan. 21st next (See p. 4-1-b) Lands taken in execution as property of William GALLOP Jr., in Northmoreland Twp., Lot #1 in 2nd Division, about 150 acres.

Notice – All indebted to the subscriber on the late firm of M’CORD and MILLER, by note, bond or book, are requested to make immediate payment. Merchantable grain will be take in payment. George MILLER.

15 Jan. 1799

Last evening the ice in the river gave way and it is now impassible to cross it, in consequence of which we expect it will be out of our power to forward our papers to a great portion of our subscribers, at the usual time.

22 Jan. 1799

Sale at the house of the late, Thomas FALLS, including household, carpenter tools, animals, and more, on the 31st inst. (See ad – 3-1-b) Eunice FALLS and Jacob HART, administrators

Estate of Thomas FALLS requests payments. Eunice FALLS and Jacob HART, administrators

29 Jan. 1799

Lost – Log chain, with a hook at one end and a ring at the other. $1 reward. William ASKEM

All persons are cautioned against taking an assignment of a note, for eleven pounds four shillings, given by the subscriber to John CHRISMAN in April last. As said CHRISMAN has not fulfilled his contract I am determined not to pay the amount thereof unless compelled by law. John SCHOONOVER, Hanover.

Estate of Solomon AVERY, late of Putnam Twp. requests payments. Cyrus AVERY, executor

5 Feb. 1799

Notes and Accounts of the late firm of LEE and MOORE to be collected on March 1st, James CAMPBELL

$20 Reward – Made his escape from the constable and his keepers on the evening of the 31st Jan. last, John GIFFORD, who was in custody by virtue of a mittimus for a breach of the peace and good behaviour. He is about six feet high, of a light complexion; had on when he escaped, a long blue coat, striped waistcoat and buff breeches. Whoever will take up said GIFFORD and deliver him to the keeper of the jail at Wilkesbarre, shall have the above reward and all necessary charges paid by, Isaac HEWIT, Constable, Pittstown

19 Feb. 1799

On the night of the 5th inst., the house of Mark KENNY, at Wyalusing Falls, was entirely consumed with all its contents, consisting of a quantity of grain and meat and the household furniture of him and his son.

The bridge over the Tobehanna (in the swamp) has been demolished by the ice, and it is extremely difficult to cross the creek with teams – a canoe is kept for the accommodation of foot men.

26 Feb. 1799

Tavern For Sale – known by the Sign of the Buck, in town of Wilkesbarre, occupied by the subscriber for ten years past. The house contains 10 rooms, 6 fireplaces, besides 3 entries and garrets; a good cellar under the house, and excellent well of never ailing water at the kitchen door. A good frame barn 38 feet 28. And frame shed and stable 30 feet by 20, and other out buildings. Also Sawmill and land and 1000 acres wood land. Jesse FELL.

5 March. 1799

We are happy in announcing to the public that the long existing dispute between the Pennsylvania claimants, and the Connecticut Settlers, commonly called the Wyoming Controversy, was brought to an issue in the House of Representatives of this state on the following material and leading points, this forenoon:
1st, That the House will make compensation to the Pennsylvania claimants, for all lands purchased by them anterior to the degree at Trenton in 1783, on certain qualities of soil, to be hereafter estimated by commissioners/
2nd, That the Connecticut Settlers shall pay to the state, for all such lands so held by them previous to the decree aforesaid, in the propositions aforesaid, as the legislature may ascertain and fix.

Land for sale from estate of Thomas HEATH, through Orphan’s Court on 19th inst. Conditions made known by Adolph HEATH, acting by virtue of a power of attorney from Noah MURRAY, administrator.

Common Pleas Court of Luzerne Co., fourth Monday of April Next – the following have made application for the benefit of the laws of this Commonwealth relative to insolvent debtors: Philip MILLER

12 March 1799

Common Pleas Court of Luzerne Co., third Monday of April Next – the following have made application for the benefit of the laws of this Commonwealth relative to insolvent debtors: Warham KINGSLEY, Wyalusing

Common Pleas Court of Luzerne Co., third Monday of April Next – the following have made application for the benefit of the laws of this Commonwealth relative to insolvent debtors: Joshua BURGES

For Sale – A valuable farm containing 480 acres, situated in Providence Twp. New frame house 30 feet by 44 also log house and frame barn, young orchard of about 60 trees. 70 acres of land is cleared. James LEWIS, Providence

To Be Sold – The plantation whereon the subscriber lives, situated in Pittstown, containing about 400 acres, whereof about 40 under improvement. Log dwelling house and a barn, grist mill and saw mill and an orchard containing about 20 good bearing apple trees. William MILLER, Pittstown

19 March 1799

Acts of Laws Passed by Congress in Philadelphia – #1-50

All persons indebted to subscriber requested to make payment. Robert FAULKNER, Pittstown

All persons indebted to subscriber requested to make payment. Zeb. BUTLER

26 March 1799

The subscriber requests his customers to be careful, not to send any person or bag to his mill, that has been among the small pox, as he has never had it. L. HEARTSHOOF, Wrightsborough Mills.

Apollo, The full-blooded Horse available for the season. Benjamin GARDNER

Nimrod, Horse available for the season. Lawrence MYERS, Kingston

2 April 1799

A Bargain – For sale by subscriber a very valuable plantation, containing 400 acres of land situated on the Susquehanna River, 64 acres of which is of the richest bottom land, good log house with three fireplaces, new frame barn 40 feet x 30. About 2 miles from courthouse in Wilkesbarre. Nathan DRAPER, Wilkesbarre

Morning Star – a young horse will cover the stable of Philip JACKSON in Kingston and part of time at Lackawanna. Stephen TRIPP. Fish will be taken in payment if brought in season.

Estate of Ezekiel PIERCE requests payments. Abel PIERCE, admin.

9 April 1799

The Wyoming Bill (See p. 1) (Also see 5 March 1799

Lands For Sale – By Public Vendue at house of Jesse FELL, Wilkesbarre Town on 14th May next. 15 Tracts of Patented unseated land situated on and near the waters of Bowman’s Creek

Subscribers request persons indebted to them to make immediate payment – in case of default they will be compelled to take legal means for the recovery thereof. Luther and Reuben JONES, Wilkesbarre

To be sold or let for a term of years – Tract of land containing 200 acres, situated 2 miles from Meshopen Creek, on road leading from Wilkesbarre to Tioga Point. Lot house and about 13 acres of cleared land. Thomas HARRIS

Estate of Richard DILLY, late of Hanover requests payments. Richard DILLY and Nathan WADE, administrators

16 April 1799

Full Blooded Horse – DAGON – at stable of subscribers in Braintrim Township, opposite Blackwalnut Bottom. Grain or money received in payment. Jonathan and Simon STEVENS, Braintrim

23 April 1799

A regular Post is now established form this place to the towns of Owega and Bath, New York. Letters for any place on the river Susquehanna, between this place and the aforesaid towns, will be carefully attended to – The postage must be paid to this place.

Appointments by the Governor:
Brigadier General: Lord BUTLER, vice Simon SPAULDING, resigned
Justices of the Peace:
Joseph WRIGHT, of Wilkesbarre; Matthew COVELL, of Wilkesbarre; Constant SEARLE of Providence; David PAINE of Tioga and Elisha HARDING of Tunkhannock

Redbird – The Well Bred Horse – Will be at the stable of Samuel GORE, in New Sheshequin, then at the stable of Squire JENKINS near Newtown. Henry VECHTER

Estate of Jonah ROGERS Senior, late of Plymouth request payments. Deliverance ROGERS, Plymouth

Whereas my wife Rachel eloped from by bed and board last fall, behaving herself in the most indecent manner, and still continues so to do – I do herefore forewarn all persons from harbouring the said Rachel, or giving her any credit on my account, as I am determined not to pay any debts of her contracting, after this date, unless compelled by law. John ROBERTS.

For Sale – Grist and Saw mills, 11 acres of land, two story house, situated nearly in the centre of Hanover Township. Elisha DELANO, Hanover.

Young Mercury – The Noted Horse, will stand this season at the stable of the subscriber at the mouth of Tunkhannock Creek. Cyrus AVERY

30 April 1799

Letters remaining in the post office at Wilkesbarre, April 1st: Catharine SNIDER of Hanover; Preserved TAYLOR of Providence; Ebenezer TUTTLE, Wysocks; Daniel MC HENRY of West Fairfield or Fishing Creek; Wm. DOTY of Kingston care of Philip JACKSON.

Creditors of Isaiah HALSTEAD, late of Tunkhannock, deceased, advertise the sale of real estate without success; therefore we appoint the sale, on the second of May next at the house of James SCOVELL, in Exeter – where it is expected the creditors will attend to prevent a sacrifice. Samuel HALSTEAD and Thomas HARDING, executors.

14 May 1799

$8 Reward – Broke out of the field of the subscriber on Monday the 15th inst. a dark brown mare, about 14 hands high, 7 years old, a natural trotter, one hind foot white and small star on her forehead and some white hair on her fore legs. Whoever will take up said mare and secure her so that the owner may get her again shall receive the above reward and all reasonable charges paid by Samuel HUNT, Tunkhannock.

To Be Sold – A valuable lot of land containing about 20 acres situated in Plymouth Twp., near the Susquehanna River on which is a good log house, with a spring of never failing water within three rods of the door, about 20 bearing fruit trees and a number more lately planted – it would be a convenient place for a Tanyard. For terms of sale apply to the subscriber on the premises. William AYERS.

Tom Bogus, a full blooded horse will be at the stable of Wm. ROSS, Esq., in Wilkes Barre. Noah JUDSON

**Missing 21 May through 4 June 1799**

11 June 1799

$3 Reward – Strayed from the subscriber on the 9th inst., 2 colts, 1 a bay mare 2 years old last Fall, the other a brown horse colt, 1 year old, both natural trotters. Aziel DANA, Wilkesbarre

$4 Reward – Strayed from the subscriber about the 1st of August last, a black mare about 11 or 12 years of age. Jonathan TERRY, Wyalusing

$3 Reward – Strayed out of the pasture of Hosea TIFFANY, in Beach Woods, on the 28th May, a bright bay horse. Frederick CRESMAN, Hanover

6 Pence Reward. Ranaway from the subscriber on the 18th May last a servant girl names Esther, but commonly goes by the name of Het M’ENTIRE – 11 years of age, of a fair complexion, had on light colored linsey clothes. All persons are forbid to harbour her – whosoever takes up and delivers her to me shall received the above reward. Nancy MANN, Wysocing

Inspection of distillers, proprietors, and possessors of Stills – shall take place between the 1st day of May and the first day of July in each year. If the owner or possessor of such neglect to make entry they shall forfeit and pay the sum of $250 for such neglect. Days of Entry:
For Hanover, Plymouth, Kingston, Wilkesbarre, Pittstown and Exeter – at the office of Inspection, Wilkesbarre from June 1-8 inst.
For Salem, Nescopeck and Huntington, at the house of Nathan BEACH, Esq., in Salem on 10th inst.
For Putnam, to include Benjamin JONES, Jr. – at the house of Isaac OUSTERHOUT in said township on the 21st inst.
For Springfield, Azylum and Rindaw, on Wyalusing, at house of Peter STEPHENSIN, Springfield on 22nd inst.
For Claverack Twp., at the house of Jehiel FRANKLIN on the 28th inst.
For Ulster and Athens, at the house of Stephen TUTTLE Jr. at Tioga-Point, on 29th inst.

18 June 1799

Young Men, who have any inclination to join the troops, now raising under General WASHINGTON for the defense of the liberties and independence of the United States against hostile designs of Foreign Enemies – TAKE NOTICE – Enrollment at the house of Jesse FELL in Wilkes Barre for the 11th Regiment of Infantry commanded by Lieut. Col. Aaron OGDEN.

To the Public – Whereas my late husband, John HILL has posted me in three public places, forbidding all persons harbouring or trusting me on his account &c. (A pretty story indeed to communicate to the public) the truth is, which I can prove, I was married to him, if that is his name the 7th January 1798. I was then in tolerable good circumstances nearly a half years provision instore. Since which he has behaved in the most savage manner to me, abusing and threatening to murder me and himself, he has of late been in an almost continual state of intoxication with spirituous liquor and no new thing neither, neglecting all business toward an honest livelihood. He is a devourer of widows houses and I am not the first he has imposed on, he has two and some say three living wives beside me, therefore Mr. HILL need not give himself any uneasiness of my running in debt on his credit for he cannot pay his old whiskey debts. But thank God I have had no children by him nor like to have. Nancy HILL, Ulster.

25 June 1799

Notice – Books and accounts of John HAGAR, deceased are left with the subscriber; all those indebted to the estate are requested to pay immediately. Josiah STEWART, Hanover

Was Found – By the subscribers a quantity of staves which had drifted down the Susquehanna – the owner may have them again by proving property and paying charges within six weeks, it not called for in that time they will be sold to defray the expense of advertising &c. William SUTTON and Jared SMITH, Blackwalnut Bottom

2 July 1799

Election – Held by a number of inhabitants of Luzerne Co. at the house of Philip MYERS, Kingston, June 19th to fix on a person to be elected to the Chief Executive Office of PA at the ensuing election.- Col. John JENKINS was elected Chairman and Nathan PALMER, Esq., Secretary. Resolved – That Matthias HOLLENBACK Esq., Benjamin CARPENTER Esq., Col. Robert FAULKNER, Col. John JENKINS, Jacob HART, Capt. Ira STEVENS and Zebulon MARCY be committee to correspond with the general Republican Committee of Philadelphia and others.

9 July 1799

Strayed from the subscriber near Tioga Point – a black mare about 4 years old and a brown poney horse. A generous reward and all necessary charges paid by me. Elijah BABCOCK.

$10 Reward – Deserted from the rendezvous in Wilkesbarre on the 5th inst., Daniel M’DANIEL an in-soldier 5′ 5″ high, light eyes, dark hair, born in Ireland, had a down look, when spoken to, a scar on some part of his chin, had on when he went off a green cloth coat, striped overalls and vest, a round wool hat, whoever takes up the said deserter and secures him in any jai, shall have the above reward and all reasonable charge paid by Samuel BOWMAN, Capt. 11th US Regiment, Wilkesbarre.

16 July 1799

At a meeting of inhabitants at the house of Capt. James WHEELER, in Braintrim July 6th, for purpose of deciding on a candidate for the office of Governor – Resolved that James ROSS, Esq., of Pittsburgh is a suitable candidate for Governor. Resolved that Henry V. CHAMPION Esq., Doctor Ebenezer BEEMAN and John FINK be appointed a committee to correspond with other Federal committees for aforesaid purpose.

6 Aug. 1799

Sheriff’s Sales – Land seized and taken in execution as property of Walter STEWART (deceased) and property of James WILSON. Many tracts of land for both.

Take Notice – Subscriber being about to decline business at Asylum requests all payments. Peter REGNIER, Asylum

13 Aug. 1799

At a meeting of inhabitants at the house of Sidney DRAKE, Newport Twp., on the 8th inst., for purpose of deciding on a candidate for the office of Governor – Resolved that James ROSS, Esq., of Pittsburgh is a suitable candidate for Governor. Resolved that John FAIRCHILD, John ALDEN, William JACKSON and Elias DECKER be appointed a committee to correspond with other Federal committees for aforesaid purpose

Estate of Thomas FALLS, requested payments on 30th last month, obligations are now in the hands of William ROSS, Esq. for collection. Eunice FALLS and Jacob HART, administrators

20 Aug. 1799

At a meeting of inhabitants at the house of Asabel GREGORY, Esq., Nicholson Twp., on the 9th inst., for purpose of deciding on a candidate for the office of Governor – Resolved that James ROSS, Esq., of Pittsburgh is a suitable candidate for Governor. Resolved that Oliver TROWBRIDGE, Asabel GREGORY and Daniel W. KNAPP be appointed a committee to correspond with other Federal committees for aforesaid purpose. Hosea TIFFANY (chairman), Elnathan GREGORY (Sec’y)

Stray Horse – Broke into the enclosure of the subscriber on July 21st, a dark bay horse, between 10 and 30 years old. Owner desired to come and prove property, pay charges and take him. Bemsley HUNT, Putnam.

27 Aug. 1799

Certificate of men in my company who marched from Wilkesbarre to Elizabeth-Town under the command of Lieut. ERWIN; as it contradicts a report which has been circulated here, of their being treated with severity on their march. Samuel BOWMAN
Given under our hands at the encampment of the 11th US Regiment Infantry, near Elizabethtown, this 13th day of August 1799:
John HOLLENBACK
Ruben CROFIER?
Benjamin C. OWEN
Ephraim WHITE
Asa HARRIS
John CUTHBERT
Jonah DAVIS
Amaziah BLAKESN?
Jonathan CONKLING
Samuel MILLAR
John VORACE
James STAPLES
Thomas HAYNS
James BALEY
Low BARNS
Isaac FORD
Aaron DOWNING
John LOVELL
David HAYNS
Peter PERINS
John TRUSDALE
David CURTIS
Charles CONAWAY
Archibald CAMERON
George AMPFURT
William LANGLEY
David CURTIS Senr.
George GALLENTINE
Francis CLAIR
John WEISSENTELIZ

Signed John MILROY, 2nd Lieut.

To Be Let – For one two or three years that Noted Stand for a Tavern, on the East side of the Susquehanna river opposite to French Town, with a ferry. The terms will be made known by applying to Mr. BICDELEVRE, at French Town, who has power to contract. Louis LEFEBRE

Take Notice – Whereas, agreeable to a law of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in case of absconding debtors, the goods and chattels of Uriah B. GREGORY, and absconding debtor, have been attached – All creditors of the said Uriah B. GREGORY, are hereby notified and requested, if they think proper, to meet at the house of John SPAULDING, in Ulster, on the 1st day of Sept. next, in order to render in their accounts, and make proof of their demands as the law directs. David PAINE, Just. Peace

3 Sept. 1799

At a meeting of inhabitants at the Luzerne Co. courthouse, on the 28th Aug., for purpose of deciding on a candidate for the office of Governor – Resolved that James ROSS, Esq., of Pittsburgh is a suitable candidate for Governor. Capt. Dudley HOLDREDGE, Robert CORBET and John HILBURN be committee. Dudley HOLDREDGE, Chairman and John CARPENTER, Sec’y.

At a meeting of inhabitants at the house of Charles E. GAYLORD, Esq. of Huntington Twp., on the 26th Aug.., for purpose of deciding on a candidate for the office of Governor – Resolved that James ROSS, Esq., of Pittsburgh is a suitable candidate for Governor. Capt. Tarbel WHITNEY, Capt. Thomas STEVENS and Ensign Abiel FELLOWS be committee. Thomas STEVENS, Chairman and Charles E. GAYLORD, Sec’y.

10 Sept. 1799

Melancholy! Yesterday as Katharine HARDER, a girl about 11 years of age, who lived with Gen. Lord BUTLER, was crossing the river opposite to this place, in company with some smaller children, the canoe overset and she was unfortunately drowned; the others happily saved.

The Commissioned Officers of the 2nd Battalion, in the 3rd Reg. Of Luzerne Militia, are requested to meet at MORSE’S Tavern, in Plymouth, on Saturday the 14th inst. 2 o’clock P.M. – with muskets, for the purpose of exercising. George P. RANSOM, Lieut. Col., Plymouth

The citizens enrolled in the 2nd Battalion, 1st Reg., of the Luzerne Brigade of Militia, are requested to meet at the house of Obadiah BROWN at Seshequin, on Saturday the 21st inst., between the hours of ten in the morning and six in the afternoon; there to elect by ballot a Major for said Battalion, in the room of Major SATERLEE, promoted. P. CATLIN, Brig. Inspector.

Sheriff’s Sale. Seized and taken in execution, at the suit of John and Reay KING, several tons of hay, a quantity of English grain in the sheaf, and about 8 acres of Indian corn growing. To be sold at public vendue on the 19th inst., at the house of Oliver TROWBRIDGE, Esq., at Willingborough. Arnold COLT, sheriff.

17 Sept. 1799

At a meeting of inhabitants at the house of John M’CORD, Putnam Twp., on the 14th inst., for purpose of deciding on a candidate for the office of Governor – Resolved that James ROSS, Esq., of Pittsburgh is a suitable candidate for Governor. Resolved that Elisha HARDING, Chairman and Isaac SLOCUM, Sec’y

24 Sept. 1799

Letters remaining at the Printing Office – Mr. CASTEN, wheel-wright, Wilkesbarre; Samuel PEAS, Wilkesbarre; John ALEXANDER, Wilkesbarre; Mr. SMITH, Wilkesbarre; Benjamin ROBERTS, Kingston; Nathan ROBERTS, Kingston; John PARSE, black-smith, Kingston; John TAYLOR, Kingston.

Naphtali HURLBUT has removed to Wilkesbarre and taken that public house lately occupied by John VANHORNE, where entertainment may be had for Man and Horse – he flatters himself that there shall nothing be wanting on his part toward pleasing those who may favor him with their custom

1 Oct. 1799

We are authorized to say, that Rosewell WELLES, Esq. declines standing candidate for a member of Assembly at the ensuing election.

Sheriff’s Sale to be held Oct. 11th – Lands situated in Asylum taken in execution as property of Charles BOULOGN

Sheriff’s Sale to be held Oct. 11th – Land and buildings taken in execution as property of Pelatiah FITCH

8 Oct. 1799

Lord GOODSIL, of Rindaw, Luzerne Co. married to the amiable Miss Laurin BROWNSON, at Allensburgh on Wed. the 25th Sept., by Isaac HANCOCK, Esq.

William BRANHALL married to the amiable Miss Hannah SHOEMAKER, on Wed. the 25th, by Isaac HANCOCK, Esq. (no location)

The following Luzerne Brigades of Militia will meet:
3rd Reg. at the flat near the house of Elisha HARVY, Plymouth on Oct. 23rd next
2nd Reg. at the house of Thomas JENKINS, Exeter, on Oct. 22nd at 10 o’clock

Lately erected a Fulling Mill, near Heartsheaur’s Mills – Stephen HOLLESTER

15 Oct. 1799

Result of late Election – Lawrence MYERS, Commissioner for Luzerne Co. – 874 votes

Jacob FULKESON, of this town married to the amiable Miss HANNAH HILLMAN, of Kingston, on Sunday evening last, by Laurence MYERS, Esq.

22 Oct. 1799

The Connecticut Claim Article

29 Oct. 1799

Sheriff’s Sale to be held Nov. 15th – Distillery situated in Pittstown taken in execution as property of Richard HOLSTEAD

Sheriff’s Sale to be held Nov. 16th – Distillery situated in Kingston taken in execution of Warrant as the property of William CRAIG

Adjournment of Sheriff’s Sale to be held on 3rd Monday of Nov. – Land and buildings taken in execution as property of Pelatiah FITCH

5 Nov. 1799

Mysterious! On Monday the 21st ult., Miss Thankful THOMPSON, about 88 years old, and almost blind, who had resided at the house of Ezra OLDS, Exeter – left the family about 10 o’clock in the morning, with a view of visiting a wheat field about one fourth of a mile distant. Her long absence alarmed the family, who made strict search for her about dinner-time, but to no purpose. For several days after, the adjacent woods were scoured by a large number of people; but all their exertions proved ineffectual to her discovery.

Hosea PHILLIPS, of Pittston to Miss Levina DAVIS, of this town, married on Tuesday the 29th Oct. by William ROSS, Esq.

Abraham FAIRCHILD to Miss Polly LYNDES, both of Newport, married on Tuesday the 22nd Oct., by Joseph WRIGHT, Esq

John JACOBS, of Hanover to Miss Nelly M’MULLEN, of Newport, married on Thursday the 31st Oct., by James CAMPBELL, Esq.

Estate of Jonathan MERCY, late of Pittstown, request payments. Elizabeth MERCY, executrix

29 Nov. 1799

John GORDON, of Asylum married to Miss Polly BERNEY, of Standing Stone, on 7th inst., by Moses COOLBAUGH, Esq.

Stop Deserter – $10 Reward – Broke jail on the night of the 24th inst., a certain Gurdon CRANDLE, about 28 years old, light brown hair, light eyes and complexion. Said CRANDEL deserted from the 12th US Reg. and was taken up not long since and confined in Wilkesbarre Jail. Whoever takes up the above mentioned deserted, and secures him in any Jail, shall be entitled to the above reward, and all reasonable charges paid. Samuel BOWMAN, Capt., of US 11th Reg’t. Infantry. [Surname spelled both ways in ad]

Common Pleas Court of Luzerne Co., – The following made application for the benefit of the laws of this Commonwealth relative to insolvent debtors in Jan. term next: Conrad NORS, Nescopeck; Silvester M’KAY, Providence and Warham KINGSLEY, Wyalusing

$2 Reward – Ran away from the subscriber on the 5th inst., a Negro man named Paul, and a Negro wench named Point Dujour – any person who will take up said Paul and deliver him to Bartholomew LAPORT, of Asylum – and said Point Dujour unto James WHEELER of Blackwalnutbottom, will be entitled to two dollars reward and all reasonable charges paid. Any person who shall be found guilty of having assisted the above Negroes in making their escape from his family or harbouring them in their house, may depend upon being prosecuted as the law directs. BUZARD

$60 Reward – Two horses stolen out of the pasture of Jacob TINGLER, Haycock Twp., Bucks Co.

Godfrey CLAIR, Bedford, carries on the Fulling Business at Carpenter’s Mill.

To Carpenters – Wanted in the township of Wilkesbarre, a Good Workman who will undertake to procure and set up a Frame for a Meeting-house, fifty-five feet in front and proportionably wide, with a Steeple – enclose the same completely and lay the floors. Any person inclining to undertake the work, or any part, is desired to send forward his proposals in writing, (naming in the proposals the security he can procure for the faithful performance of the work) to the subscribers, (who are a Committee appointed for the above purpose) between this and the fifteenth day of January next, from whom they may receive and answer. William ROSS, David RICHARDS and Eleaz’r BLACKMAN

School – The public are respectfully informed, that the subscriber has undertaken to instruct youth in Reading, Writing, Arithmetic and English Grammar. Proper attention will be paid to the Morals and Manners of those committed to his care. Asher MINER, Wilkesbarre.

Will be sold at public Vendue on 26th inst., at the dwelling house of Asa BENNET (deceased) young horses, horned cattle, sheep, hogs, grain in the ground, farming utensils, house and kitchen furniture and a variety of other articles. Wilber BENNET and Robert BENNET, administrators.

3 Dec. 1799

For Sale – Ferry & Tavern, Store, Tanyard or Distillery, situated on the east side of the Susquehanna, five miles from Wilkesbarre. Contains 6 acres, good stone house, distilhouse, good well of water near the door, number of bearing apple trees and number of young trees lately planted. Joseph STEEL.

Letters in this Office: Phineas BRADLEY, Hanover; William HEDSELL, Susquehanna; Isaac SCHAMP (no location); Joseph, Daniel, Solomon or Benjamin EARL, Susquehanna.

10 Dec. 1799

Estate of Asa BENNET, late of Wilkesbarre, requests payments. Wilber BENNET and Robert BENNET, Adminis’rs

24 Dec. 1799

On Saturday evening last the school house in the lower part of this town, accidentally took fire, and was totally consumed. Take warning.

Lieut. Gen. George WASHINGTON, died at Baltimore, Dec. 17th.

Estate of Abraham UTTER, requests payments. Abraham UTTER and William MILLER, admin. (both of Pittstown)

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