1804 Luzerne County Federalist
7 Jan. 1804
List of letters remaining at the Post Office at Wilkesbarre, January 1st (W) = Those letters annexed, are directed to Wilkesbarre:
Philip ABBOTT, Plymouth
Nathaniel BLISS, Plymouth
Samuel BAIRD, Plymouth
Abraham BRADLEY, Esq., Plymouth
W. Jared BALDWIN, Plymouth
Orlen CAPRON, Beach Woods
John CORTWRIGHT, Hanover
Samuel CARVER, Hanover
Benj. DRAKE, Hanover
Joseph DOTSON, Hanover
George ESPIE, Esq., Hanover (W)
Abel FLINT, Plymouth
John FOWLER, LUDLOW (W)
John FREEMAN, Plymouth
Daniel GORE, Plymouth
Abigail HOTCHKISS, Plymouth
Samuel HEATH, Plymouth (W)
Urel HOWARD, Plymouth
Sarah HODGE, Plymouth
William HODGE, Plymouth
Christopher KOCHER, Hanover
Robert LATHAM, Kingston
Margaret LARCK, Kingston (W)
Nathaniel LANDON, Kingston
Griffin LEWIS, Plymouth
Sybil LINLEY, Plymouth
Joseph NIMKINS, Northmoreland (W)
Jacob PATRICK, Northmoreland (W)
Stephen PRESTON, Hanover
William PRIETMAN, Hanover
Samuel PEAS, Hanover
John PHILLIPS, Hanover
Rev. James POLHEMUS, Hanover
Alfred RUGGLES, Hanover (W)
Hezekiah ROBERTS, Plymouth
Joel RODGERS, Plymouth
Jacob ROSECRANS, Pittstown
Doct. Robert H. ROSE, Pittstown
James REEDER, Pittstown
Henry B. STANTON, Pittstown (W)
George STEWART, Salem
Abraham SARVER, Salem
Jonathan STARK, Salem
Rev. James SMITH, Salem
Calhoone SHIPLEY, Salem (W)
Alex’r SMITH, Newport
Joseph SWETLAND, Kingston
James SEARCH, Huntington
Miles SUTLIFF, Huntington
William TRUCKS, Kingston
Stephen TRIPP, Capouse
Anson TENNANT, Wyoming
Thomas WILLIAMS, Wyoming (W)
Calvin WADHAMS, Plymouth
Barnabus ULP, Kingston
Amariah WATSON, Kingston (W)
Mr. YOUNG, (no location) (W)
Thomas DYER, Ass’t P. M. John JONES married to Miss Adah SMITH, at Northmoreland on the 21st inst., by Elisha HARDING, Esq.
14 Jan. 1804
Lewis LUCKY married to Mrs. Eunice DANIELS, at Wyalusing (no date of marriage)
Capt. Isaac TRACY, formerly of Norwich, Conn., died at Claverack (no date of death)
Mrs. Lucy, consort of Peter STEVENS, died at Rush, on Dec. 31st, in the 35th year of her age
21 Jan. 1804
John HOLLENBACK married to Miss Rebecca DAUGHERTY, at Wyalusing on Jan. 15th
Charles MINER (the junior editor of this paper) married to Miss Letitia WRIGHT, in this town (no date of marriage)
List of letters remaining in the Post Office at Athens, Jan. 1st:
Thomas FLOYD, Tioga
David MURCH, Tioga
Winthrop INGERSOL, Tioga
David BOSWORTH, Tioga
Wiliam CAMPBELL, Tioga
John MILLET, Tioga
Barack TOZER, Tioga
Jehiel GREEN, Tioga
Uriah SPENCER, Tioga
James LE RAY DE CHAUMONT, Athens
M. BREVOTT, Athens
Jonathan BARNES, Athens
David SHAW, Athens
Jared PARKER, Sheshequin
Zebulon TANNER, Sheshequin
Oliver HOIT, Burlington
Samuel STURDEVANT, Braintrim
Ebenezer WILSON jun., Albia
Levi FRISBIE, Mendon
Steven CHARLOTTE, Luzerne Co.
William PRENTICE, P. M.
The subscriber took up, on the 21st Dec. floating down the Susquehannah, in the ice, 19 Geese. The owner or owners, are desired to prove property, pay charges, and take them away in 4 weeks from this date. Thomas KOCHER, Nescopeck, Little Wapwallapa, Jan. 4th
28 Jan. 1804
Mrs. Anna M’CARTNEY, died in this town, aged 33 years (no date of death)
Peter LARCK, died at Kingston, aged 38 years (no date of death)
All persons who are indebted to the subscriber for Ferriages, are requested to make payment by the first of March or they will be dealt with according to the law. James GARDNER, Kingston
4 Feb. 1804
Nathaniel BRACE married to Miss Dolly STRONG, both of Northmoreland, on the 1st inst., by Benjamin NEWBURY, Esq.
Jehoiada P. JOHNSON married to Miss Hannah FRAZER, on Thursday the 19th ult., by Lawrence MYERS, Esq.
An Election was held at Easton, on Feb. 1st, for the appointment of Officers for the Easton and Wilkesbarre Turnpike Road. The following gentlemen were elected to serve for one year:
President: Samuel SITGREAVES, Esq., of Easton
Managers: Ebenezer BOWMAN, Lord BUTLER, Arnold COLT, Matthias HOLLENBACK,
Lawrence MYERS and Wiliam ROSS, Esq’s, all of Luzerne Co. William BARNETT, John HERSTER, Nicholas KERN, John ROSS, Peter SHINDER and Daniel WAGENER, Esq’s, all of Northampton Co.
Treasurer: Thomas ALLIBORNE, Esq., of Philadelphia
Stephen, son of Thomas POTTER, aged about 19 years, left his father’s house on the edge of the Great Swamp on Monday the 23rd ult., with change of clothes, to go to Wilsonville, Wayne Co. But from the severity of the weather, he perished before he reached the place of his destination. He had received a deep wound in one of his feet, from an axe last fall; and it is conjectured that although the wound has long since healed, yet in travelling his foot failed him. His cries were heard at some distance, but were mistaken for the noise of some wild beast, and no one went to his assistance. He was discovered next morning, about a mile and a half from Wilsonville, frozen stiff, with the spare shirt he had with him, wrapped around his body to shield him from the Frost.
The estate of Martin MARBLE, late of Kingston, requests payments. Nathan PARISH and Nancy MARBLE, Admin., Kingston
A valuable farm, containing about 300 acres, with 100 under improvement; there are on the premises, two Houses and one barn, with about 50 bearing fruit trees; also two Ferry Boats, and a good Fishing Place. It is a good stand for a tavern or store. For further particulars, enquire of KEELER and SMITH, on the premises, Northmoreland.
11 Feb. 1804
Pennsylvania Legislation – January 16th – Mr. FRANKLIN from the committee appointed, the 13th inst., for the purpose, reported a bill, entitled “An act to enable the Governor of this Commonwealth, to incorporate a company for making an artificial road by the best and nearest route, from the north eastern branch of the Susquehanna River, between the Lower Whopehawley and Nescopeck Creeks, in Luzerne County, to the north side of the Nesquehoning Creek, near its entrance into the river Lehigh,” which was read the first time; and Ordered, That Wednesday the 25th inst. be assigned for the second reading of said bill, and that it be the order for that day.
Estate of Peter LERCH, late of Plymouth requests payments. Margaret LERCH and John PIERCE, admin., Plymouth
Taken up by the subscriber, between the 1st and 7th of Dec. last, one square of Scantiling, the owner, may have his property by paying charges
18 Feb. 1802
Elijah INMAN, of Hanover, died on Friday evening in the 86th year of his age. He was one of the first settlers of this county. He met his fate with resignation and with a lively hope of rest in another and better world. His funeral will be attended from the house of his son, Maj. Edward INMAN, Tomorrow at 11 o’clock A.M.
Benjamin NEWBERRY, died at East Windsor, Jan. 23rd, aged 84 years (Hartford paper)
Aaron GRANT, died at East Windsor, on Jan. 31st, aged 80 years (Hartford paper)
Mary SMITH (widow), died at Wethersfield, last Wednesday, aged 89 years (Hartford paper)
Benjamin CLARK, Esq., died on Jan. 28th, aged 80 years, at Ashford. (Hartford paper)
Doctor Joseph PRIESTLY, who had he lived until 24th March, would have attained his 71st year, died on Monday Morning, Feb. 6th. His mental faculties, his habitual composure, his cheerfulness and resignation attended him until the last. He had lived the life, and died the death of a Christian. (Northumberland, Feb. 10)
Offers for Sale that Valuable Stand, situated at Blackwalnut-Bottom; it is now occupied as a Store and Tavern, with a well finished frame house and stabling; fifty acres of excellent land, and a variety of fruit trees. This stand was formerly occupied by Maj. James WHEELER; is forty-two miles from Wilkesbarre, and about the same distance from Tioga-Point. This is well known to be one of the best stands in the country. For further particulars, enquire of the subscriber, now living on the premises. Daniel STERLING
Estate of William GALLUP, late of Kingston, requests payments. Judith GALLUP and Hallet GALLUP, Admin., Kingston
25 Feb. 1804
Samuel WELLES married to Miss Abigail, daughter of Rev. Ebenezer INGRAHAM, at Wyalusing, by Guy WELLES, Esq.
Amos CANFIELD married to Miss Polly BRINK, by Henry V. CHAMPION, Esq. (no marriage date)
Take Notice! That all persons indebted to the subscriber, either by Note or otherwise, are requested to call and settle their Accounts without delay, as many of them have been a long time standing unsettled. Those who contracted to pay in Grain, in the fore part of the present winter, have yet that privilege, if delivered within two or three weeks. Those who neglect this request, must expect to pay Cash, and perhaps Costs. Theron BARNUM, Putnam.
Take Notice! That all persons indebted to the subscriber, either by Note or otherwise, are requested to call and settle their Accounts without delay, as many of them have been a long time standing unsettled. Those who contracted to pay in Grain, in the fore part of the present winter, have yet that privilege, if delivered within two or three weeks. Those who neglect this request, must expect to pay Cash, and perhaps Costs. David BARNUM, Pittstown
Estate of Jedidiah SHAW, late of Ulster Township, request payments. Jonathan WILKINSON, Adm’r., Ulster
3 March 1804
816 Certificates of Wilkesbarre, Kingston, Plymouth, Hanover, Newport and Salem have been issued. The other 9 townships will probably not contain more than 500. (See p. 1-1-t which includes pay rates for properties)
On the 10th Feb. 1804, a Melancholy circumstance happened in the town of Orwell, Luzerne County, the house of Nathaniel HECOCK, took fire and consumed every article in it. Mr. HEACOCK was gone to Owego, NY and Mrs. HECOCK was on a visit to the sick, the children were at school. The character of unfortunate sufferers is such, that we hear the public are liberal in making up their loss.
At Sheshequin on Friday the 17th inst., David SMITH, a taylor, who had been for some time, in a state of intoxication, went to the river Susquehanna, in the time of a snow storm, and took off his hat, coat and jacket, hung them on a pole that projected from the bank over the ice, from thence he went to an air hole in the ice, and plunged himself in; there was a strong current, and the water about 5 feet deep, his body has not yet been found. (Feb. 23rd)
George TRUCKS married to Miss Esther PETTIBONE, by Lawrence MYERS, Esq., on Sunday evening last. Both of Kingston.
John BOWMAN married to Miss Anna HADLEY. Both of Kingston. (no marriage date)
Nehemiah OAKLEY died at Tunkhannock, aged 19 years (no death date)
Shelden WALL, aged 27 died (at Tunkhannock?) (no death date)
Luzerne Co. Statement – 1803 (See p. 3-4-t)
Wanted immediately, two active likely young men, from fifteen to eighteen years of age, as Apprentices to the Mill Wright Business. Jacob BOBB, Hanover
10 March 1804
Adolph HEATH married to Mrs. Anne MORSE, both of Plymouth, on 23rd ult., by Lawrence MYERS, Esq.
17 March 1804
Legislation Bill #93 entitled “An act for annexing part of Luzerne County to the County of Lycoming.” Was read for the first time by Mr. MACLAY, from the Committee appointed the 8th inst.
About a year since we mentioned the prevalence of a fever at Wysox and Sheshequin, which proved fatal to a number of the most promising young people of both sexes, in those neighborhoods. During the summer season the fever subsided, and the county recovered its usual degree of health; but the present winter has again introduced the unwelcome visit or, and the people on the waters of Tunkhannock are now subjected to its ravages. We have noted the deaths of a number who have falled by its fury and have now to add those of Daniel BREWSTER, aged 25 and Mrs. Phebe DIXON, aged 33 years.
24 March 1804
Col. Ezekiel HYDE, is appointed Post Master in this place, in the room of John HOLLENBACK.
Estate of Edmund AUSTIN, late of Providence Twp., request payments. Margaret AUSTIN, Adm’x, Providence
Dancing School – The subscriber informs the Ladies and Gentlemen of this place that he proposes opening a Dancing School at the house of Jesse FELL, Esq., on Monday Evening, 2nd April, he will provide music. Particular attention will be paid by Charles BIRD, Wilkesbarre
31 March 1804
A Bargain! For Sale. That valuable Farm, on which the subscriber now lives, situated in Hanover containing 400 acres, of which 50 acres are of the first rate land. The remainder is well divided for wood, ploughing and pasture. On the premises are a large two-story frame house 28 by 38, a barn 30 by 45, a corn-house and other out-houses. This farm is situated within two miles of the courthouse in Wilkesbarre. Josiah STEWART
Torn – p. 3-4 half of column missing
7 April 1804
Heirs to the estate of Arthur ERWIN, late of Bucks Co. appoint Joseph ERWIN, their Attorney in Fact. (See p. 1-2-5)
To Rent – From two to five years, a valuable Stand, with a dwelling house, barn and a ferry-boat, situated on the east side of the Susquehanna, at Keeler’s Ferry. It is well situated for a Store or a Tavern and will be rented on reasonable terms by Gideon OSTERHOUT, Jr.
Taken up by the subscribers on the 4th April, inst., in the mouth of Shickshinny Creek, one barrel of Pork, marked E. S. The owner is desired to prove property, pay all charges and take it away. John and Peter KEISTER, Nescopeck
The bill for dividing this County has passed both Houses of the Legislature, and there is no doubt but the governor will give it his approbation; the object of this measure is to ruin the Connecticut claimants, by setting them off to a county where the officers and people are extremely bitter against the Yankee interest, and where the Intrusion and Territorial laws may be rigidly executed, and the unfortunate Yankees be persecuted without mercy. The division line runs from the state line, due South to the North East corner of Claverack, thence West and South around to the South West corner of said township, then West to the line that separated Lycoming and Luzerne; consequently all the settlements in the neighborhood of Sheshequin are lost to us.
A vast number of Rafts, Arks and Boats have descended the Susquehanna river the present spring. One Ark, belonging to Mr. IRWIN, of Newtown, has gone by, loaded with 150 bbls. Pork, 60 of Whiskey, and 100 of Flour. A Raft belonging to Mr. ANDROS, on which was a horse and about 20 bbls of Pork, unfortunately ran upon CATLIN’S stand in the night; the men were taken off by boats, but a part of the pork was lost, and the poor horse was not relieved for 48 hours, but was at length taken off totally blind
List of Letters in the Post Office at Wilkesbarre, April 1st:
Elias ALLEN, Wilkesbarre
John ANDERSON, Kingston
Elisha ATHERTON, Kingston
Samuel ALLEN, Kingston
Asahel ATHERTON, Tunkhannock
Deacon Asa ADAMS, Willingboro
Doctor Samuel BALDWIN, Wilkesbarre
Elijah BRACE, Northmoreland
Rev. Wm. BISHOP, Providence
Hugh CONNER, Wilkesbarre
Wm. COOPER, Wilkesbarre
Nathaniel CRANDALL, Wilkesbarre
James CAMPBELL, Hanover
Asa DIMOCK, Luzerne Co.
John EWING, Hanover
Henry FELTON, Thornbottom
Tho’s GRAHAM, Wilkesbarre
Mary GORDON, Wilkesbarre
Robert Stephen GOULD, Wilkesbarre
Susannah GILLET, Wilkesbarre
Philip GOSS, Huntington
Joseph HITCHCOCK, Hanover
Daniel HOYT, Kingston
Thomas HARVEY, Wilkesbarre
Wm. HAYWOOD, Wilkesbarre
James HARVEY, Wilkesbarre
Benjamin HILLMAN, Wilkesbarre
Elijah HOBBS, Elk Woods
Jonathan KELLOGG, Kingston
Peter KREMER, Newport
Margaret LARCH, Kingston
Samuel LUCAS, Kingston
Edward LONDON, Wyoming
Moshure MAXON, near Salem
Robert M. MURRAY, Spruce Swamp
Wm. MEARS, Plymouth
Wm. MOORE, Huntington
Juni PRESTON, Huntington
Daniel MASCHO, Plymouth
Col. Geo. P. RANSOM, Plymouth
Jos. STEELE, Exeter
Elijah SILSBE, Pittston
James SCOVELL, Exeter
Samuel STERLING, Exeter
George STEWART, Hanover
Absalam SARVER, Newport
John JACOBS, Newport
Abraham TILBERRY, Newport
Isaac TRIPP, Luzerne Co.
David TAYLOR, Nicholson
Ezekiel HYDE, P. M.
List of letters remaining in the Post Office at Pittston, April 1st:
James BAKER, Pittston
Mrs. Esther NYER, Pittston
Ishmael BENNET, Lackawana
Samuel PEASE, Wilkesbarre
William SLOCUM, P. M.
14 April 1804
On Tuesday morning, the 10th inst, arrived here from Newtown, four large, beautiful, new boats – the Enterprize – Minerva- Chesapeake and Harmony, under the command of Capt. SKEAR. These Boats were each laden with 800 bushels of Wheat, and are the property of Mr. H. GOLDSBOROUGH, of that place. On Wednesday, the little fleet sailed for Baltimore. The enterprizing owner has our sincerest wished for a prosperous voyage.
Mr. G. left Newtown with a fifth Boat, the Intrepid; the evening after he sailed, four of his men attempted to remove her to place where they supposed she would remain secure through the night, but unfortunately the Boat filled and sunk – the cargo, consisting of 900 bushes of wheat was lost, and two men, Terrence M’MULLEN and a Mr. LEET were drowned.
The Boats, we understand, were insured at Baltimore.
A number of Arks have been loaded with Wheat, Fat Cattle and Fur, in the small streams that rise in the very heart of the Gennesse Country and gone on to the Chesapeake.
Peter MILLER, Blacksmith, Having opened a shop at Pittston solicits the favors of the public. He makes Mill Irons, Straining Irons for Saddlers, Trusses for the afflicted; Edge Tools, Hub Augers, Pump Augers &c &c. All favors will be gratefully acknowledged, and work well executed. Pittston. N. B. Wagons will be furnished well ironed, if required.
List of letters in the Post Office at Athens, April 1st:
Daniel FREEMAN, Tioga
Reed BROCKWAY, Tioga
John SHEPARD, Tioga
Joshua ROATH, Tioga
Justus SEELY, Tioga
Mr. SHEPARD, Tioga
Beriah PRATT, Tioga
James LOUNDSBURY, Tioga
David SHAW, Athens
Jared SPENCER, Athens
Isaac NORTHROP, Athens
James M’KEAN, Athens
Edmund RUSSEL, Mount Zion
Joel BARNS, Orwell
George MC BOYD, Sheshequin
Henry SEGAR, Towandee
Elias NEEDHAM, Smithfield
Benjamin REYNOLDS, Cabot
William PRENTICE, P. M.
21 April 1804
Table Reducing Pence and Shillings to Cents (See p. 1-3-b)
Estate of Shelden WALL, late of Tunkhannock Twp., requests payments. Eunice WALL, Admix.
Fire. On Wednesday morning last, between the hours of 8 and 9 o’clock, the House of Mrs. HEATH, (late Mrs. MORSE) of Plymouth, was discovered to be on FIRE; every exertion was made to save it, but in vain – the House, with a new store adjoining it, a great part of the house-hold goods and about 1000 bushels of grain were consumed. Thus, at one unfortunate blow, is the sufferer reduced from affluence, almost to poverty. Thus has she lost, in one hour, the product of many years unremitted industry. It is hoped that the usual benevolence of the inhabitants of Wyoming will be exercised in relieving her misfortunes.
28 April 1804
Navigation of the Susquehannah – In our last paper we stated that 550 Rafts had past this place on their way to market; since that publication, about 50 more have gone down, besides a number of Arks. It will not therefore, be far from correct to state that the whole number of Rafts which have descended the river, from, and above this place the present spring, will about to 600; and the number of Arks to 100. These numbers will be considered great, when we state that in 1796, only 30 Rafts wend down from and above this place; and not a single Ark until the year 1800.
On Friday evening, April 20th a Boat belonging to Daniel MONTGOMERY of Danville, stove at Hunter’s Falls, nine miles above Harrisburg; 750 bushels of wheat being the whole of her lading were lost and three men were drowned, one of whom commanded the Boat; two of them had large families, and the third was a young man lately married.
We last week mentioned the distressing fire at Plymouth, and stated that the property destroyed belonged to Mrs. HEATH. We have since been informed that about half of it belonged to Horace MORSE, who will, it is hoped, share the generosity of the public.
Asa WINTER, died in this town very suddenly, aged 63 years. He rose on the morning of the 24th inst, apparently well, soon after rising he complained of a severe pain in his breast, and of being almost blind; his wife advised him to lie down, which, in attempting to do, he fell upon the bed and expired in a few minutes.
$2 Reward! Ran away from the subscriber on the 21st inst., Lutana HAZARD, a servant girl, 12 or 13 years old; she had on when she went away, a black Camblet petticoat, and a blue Florentine short-gown; whoever will return the said girl to her master shall receive the above reward. All persons are forbid harboring or trusting her on the penalty of the law. John P. SCHOTT, Wilkesbarre
5 May 1804
We are sorry to state that Howes GOLDSBOROUGH, of Newtown, NY has lost two Arks loaded with wheat, near Havre de Grace. One of them after being run to the Chesapeake Bay was sunk by the violence of the waves, the other broke from her fastening in the night and has undoubtedly gone to pieces. We learn too with regret that James IRWIN, of the same place has lost an Ark, about 800 bushels of wheat and a number of barrels of Pork. The dangers of navigating the Susquehanna below this place, are so numerous, that every prudent man would rather take the price for his produce, which we could afford to give for it here, if the Turnpike road was finished, then run the risk of proceeding further down with it.
$10 Reward – Broke Jail on the night of the 1st inst., Joshua ADAMS, who was confined for debt. Said ADAMS is about 28 years of age – 5 feet 10 inches high – has short hair and is stout built; had on when he went away a short blue coat, swans-down vest, and leather overalls. Whoever will apprehend said ADAMS and deliver him to the Jail in Luzerne Co., shall be entitled to the above reward with reasonable charges. Eleazer MARBLE, Jailor, Wilkesbarre
12 May 1804
On the 2nd inst. Russel WINSHIP, belonging about 10 miles below Chenango Point, NY was unfortunately killed by the accidental discharge of a rifle, at Dunkers town, Lancaster Co. He had been down the river upon a raft, and was returning home, when as one of his companions who was carrying a rifle, was walking behind him, the rifle went off and the ball lodged in the head of the helpless WINSHIP, and he expired instantly. A coroner’s inquest sat upon the body and gave a verdict of accidental death.
Jacob STEEL, of Plymouth married to Miss Lydia HARRISON, of Huntington, on Thursday the 3rd inst., by C. E. GAYLORD, Esq.
James RALSTON, Esq. married to Miss Eliza, daughter of George PALMER, Esq., all of this county, on Sunday evening last, by Rev. Christian ENDRESS (Easton, April 28th)
Philip MIXSELL married to Miss Mary, daughter of Daniel WAGNER, Esq., all of this Borough, on Sunday evening last by Rev. Thomas POMP (Easton, April 28th)
26 May 1804
Three Shoats have been for some months past trespassing on the subscriber. The owner is requested to prove property, pay charges and take them home. Jacob OSSENCOP, Wright” Mill
Went away from the subscriber’s house on Wednesday evening the 9th inst., Moses COLVER, an insane man, about 30 years of age, had on an old butternut colored coat, a greyish jacket, striped linen trowsers and was barefooted. Any person who will secure the said Moses, so that his friends and find him, or will return him to my house, shall be reasonable rewarded. Reuben COLVER, Huntington
Jacob KIECHLINE married to Miss Charlotte THOMPSON, in this town, on Sunday Evening last, by Joseph WRIGHT, Esq.
Estate of Daniel BREWSTER, late of Tunkhannock, request payments. Eliphalet L. STEVENS, Adm’r, Tunkhannock
9 June 1804
Sheriff’s Sale to be held June 25th – land situated in Providence Twp, being part of Lot #8, adjoining lands of Wiliam STANTON. Seized and taken in execution as the property of Joseph LINLEY. Benj. DORRANCE, Sh’ff (See p. 3-3-b)
The subscriber is possessed of several tracts of patented land situated on Bently and Wyalusing Creeks in Lycoming and Luzerne Counties, which he will dispose of to settlers on easy and advantageous terms. Francis JOHNSTON, Wilkesbarre (See p. 3-4-m)
Will be exposed to sale at public vendue by the subscriber, at his house in Asylum, one yoke of Oxen, four new milch Cows, a number of Young Cattle, two Horses, all his household furniture, also a quantity of new furniture, such as Desks, Bureaus, tables, &c. On Monday the second day of July next, the sale to begin at ten o’clock in the forenoon and continue until all is sold. A credit of three Months will be given by giving approved notes and security for any sum exceeding one dollar. James GORDON
All persons are hereby cautioned against buying or taking an assignment on a Note given by me to Henry BRINDLE, for the delivery of four thousand and a half of shingles at Harrisburgh by the first day of April 1803, as I have satisfied said note by the delivery of the shingles. Timothy BEEMAN, Braintrim
For Sale – 90 acres of land in Huntington Twp., being part of Lot #13, 1st division of lots, with a House, Barn and a handsome improvement; a good well of never failing water and an orchard of bearing trees. John GOSS, on the premises.
16 June 1804
23 June 1804
The subscriber has removed from his late place of residence to Jacob’s Plains, three miles from the town of Wilkesbarre, at the intersection of the Easton with the Tioga Post road, about one quarter of a mile from his Mills. He will rent his late dwelling house in Wilkesbarre and Store house about nine miles above the town of Wilkesbarre in the township of Pittston. (See p. 1-3-t)
Strayed from the subscriber about the 30th inst., a small dark red Cow, slim horns, and has a bunch on her left thigh, which was occasioned by its being broke. Whoever will return the Cow to Matthias HOLLENBACK shall receive $2 reward. Tunis COBART, Wilkesbarre.
(The following Communication was handed us some time ago, but was omitted for want of room)
May 24, 1804 – Died – At Meshoppen, suddenly, on the morning of the 22nd inst., Major Prince ALDEN, in the 86th year of his age. The afternoon preceding his death, he walked into an adjoining room, and was as usual quite cheerful, he remarked however, that there was but a step between him and death. It may with propriety be said that he died without disease, other than that of age; the natural and animal functions were much less disturbed that the vital; his pulse, for some days, were only about 32 in a minute, the heart appears to have lost its excitability, and ceased to be stimulated by the excitement given. “His lamp is gone out,” he has had a full share of life and enjoyed it with cheerfulness and reputation. Where’s he alas! who saw him natal morn, Or where is he who saw his youthful day. The Folio’s blank from which his loaf is torn, The hand of time has swept the last away.”
30 June 1804
Thomas WRIGHT, Esq. married to Miss Mary NELSON, both of Wilkesbarre, on Wednesday evening last, by George ESPIE, Esq., of Hanover
William TRUCKS married to Miss Lydia FULLER, at Bedford (no marriage date)
Solomon HEWIT, died at Wyalusing, aged 86 years (no death date)
On Tuesday the 19th inst., at Mount Pleasant, by some called Stanton’s Settlement (Wayne County) a man by the name of MAC MULLEN, went out to a piece of his ground, which he was clearing, and while he was cutting a tree, a limb fell from it, (probably one that had lodged there from another tree) and struck him on the head. He was taken into the house, and the occupital bone was found to be very much shattered and depressed. He lived about 34 hours after and expired.
All persons are forewarned against taking an assignment on a certain judgement note, given by the subscriber to John MILLER, for thirty-eight dollars and forty cents, dated the 16th January 1803, and payable the first day of May; as I have paid said MILLER the amount of said note, and I am determined not to pay any more on said note unless compelled by law. Daniel ROSENCRANS, Tunkhannock.
Public Notice – Is hereby given to the Proprietors of the Township of Springfield, to meet at the house of Justus GAYLORD, in said Town, on Friday the 5th October next, at 10 o’clock A.M. to take into consideration our Public Lands, and Monies, and to adopt measures respecting them, which shall be thought proper, and any other business that appears necessary. M. Miner YORK, Justus GAYLORD, Guy WELLS, Thomas LEWIS, Proprietors, Wyalusing.
Notice – The Partnership of ROSSET & DOYLE, being dissolved by mutual consent, this is to give notice to all concerned, that business will be carried on by Joseph DOYLE, in his own name, who is authorized to collect all debts due the Firm, and on whom all having demands against said Firm, must call for payment. John B. ROSSET, Joseph DOYLE, Wilkesbarre
Broke into my enclosure, a dark bay horse, about 14 and a half hands high, four white feet, a small star in the forehead, and a small snip on the nose. The owner is desired to prove property, pay charges and take it away. John ROSENCRANTS, Tunkhannock.
Estate of James SWALLOW, late of Pittston, requests payments. Elizabeth SWALLOW and Joseph SWALLOW, Adm., Pittston
7 July 1804
The birth-day of American Independence was, as usual, celebrated by the Federal Republicans of Wilkesbarre and the neighboring towns, with festivity and joy. An excellent dinner was provided on the occasion by Mr. ARNDT, of which about 40 gentlemen partook, under an arbour on the bank of the Susquehannah. Arnold COLT, Esq., was elected President of the day and Maj. William SLOCUM, Vice-President; after dinner a number of Toasts were drank, accompanied with songs, huzzas and other proofs that the ever memorable era, that gave the nations of the earth a sister, and Americans their freedom, was remembered with becoming sensibility and pleasure. The Democrats dined together at Mr. HANCOCK’S where if we may judge from their rosy cheeks and smiling countenances, they had been partaking of good cheer. In the evening a number of both parties united, in a dance at Mr. FELL’S.
The following melancholy accident occurred in the vicinity of Huntington, on Monday, the 25th ultimo. A young lad, a son of Jarius HARRISON, aged three years and four months was unfortunately drowned. The child had crossed Fishing Creek to where his grandfather was hoeing potatoes; after playing by him a short time he went down by the side of the creek, where he was immediately followed; but too late – the child was missing; a number of the neighbors instantly collected, who with the father of the lad, searched the creek diligently for an hour and an half, when they found him at the bottom of it, under the top of an old tree which had fallen, and 130 rods from the place where he must have fell; many experiments were tried to restore him to life, but without effect; the child was remarkable for his activity and knowledge.
Amos SEWARD, died at Huntington, on the 25th ult., after a long and painful illness. He has left a wife and four small children to lament his loss.
On the night of the 30th June, the bridge over Fishing Creek, in Huntington, fell; it may be considered as remarkable that the bridge had been crossed with teams, heavily loaded, almost every day previous to its falling, and that it fell in the night when there was no pressure upon it and no immediate cause can be assigned for the accident.
List of letters in the Post Office at Wilkesbarre, July 1st:
John ALDEN, Newport
John and Jacob BEHN, Wilkesbarre
Peris BURRUS, Susquehannah
Abigail BENJAMIN, Plymouth
Andrew BENNET, Kingston
Elisha BELL, Putnam
Capt. Fred CRISMAN, Salem
Elisha COURTRIGHT, Salem
Elrious DECKER, Newport
Isaac DECKER, Wilkesbarre
Henry DAVIS, Nescopeck
James EARL, Luzerne Co.
Lieut. Samuel EDDY, Luzerne Co.
Benj. FULLER, Huntington
Jesse FRAZER, Northmoreland
Isaiah HALSTED, Nicholson
Plinney HAYS, Pine Swamp
Richard INMAN, Wilkesbarre
Israel INMAN, Wilkesbarre
Sibil LINLEY, Plymouth
Isaiah LUKES, Kingston
Zebulon LEE, Luzerne Co.
William MILLER, near Wilkesbarre
William OGDEN, Kingston
John POTTER, Luzerne Co.
John PIRCE, Kingston
Joseph RHOADS, Salem
Miles SHEPHERD, Huntington
Henry B. STANTON, Wyoming
James SUTTON, Exeter
John SIDLER, Nanticoke
Jacob SORBER, Nanticoke
Josiah STEWART, Wilkesbarre
Isaac D. TRIPP, Wilkesbarre
Jeremiah VANDERMARK Wilkesbarre
John VAUGHN, (no location)
14 July 1804
John DORRANCE, long a respectable inhabitant of this county, died at Kingston, aged 71 years (no death date)
List of letters remaining in the Post Office, Athens, July 1st:
William GARDNER, Tioga
Peter SNYDER, Tioga
Rosswell BARLEY, Tioga
Elisha COLE, Tioga
Charles M’MULLEN, Tioga
James VAUGHN, Tioga
Benjamin SHAW, Tioga
James PRENTICE, Tioga
Samuel SATTERLEE, Athens
John WILLIAMS, Athens
William CRAWFORD, Athens
Lydia EDDY, Sheshequin
Joshua SAUNDERS, Bidwell
Jonathan WEST, Rush
Parley COBURN, Orwell
Eben. B. GREGORY, Towandee
Eliphalet MASON, Towandee
Peter RUTTON, Burlington
Jedidiah SMITH, Columbia
William PRENTICE, P. M.
21 July 1804
28 July 1804
Wyalusing, July 12th – On the 9th inst., the following melancholy accident happened in this place. As Nathaniel PARKS was passing thro’ his field just after a severe thunder gust, as he was approaching a large pine tree, the lightning struck it, which shivered it from the top to the bottom, the whole came to the ground, the end of a large pine near sixty feet in height, struck Mr. PARKS on the head, which in an instant put a period to his existence. A man and a boy were plowing at the distance of about ten rod from the spot, who were both stunned with the explosion. Mr. PARKS has left a wife and eight small children to lament his untimely end; he was a sober, honest and industrious man.
All persons are forewarned against taking an assignment on a certain Judgment Note, given by the subscriber to Joshua LAMORAUX, for Forty-seven Dollars and fifty cents, dated the 19th April 1804, and payable in forty-five days, as I have received no value. I am determined not to pay the said Note, unless compelled by law. William COOLBAUGH, Wysox
4 August 1804
A report has just arrived in town that an attendant of the Deputy Marshall, in Lycoming County, has been shot, near Cawenisqui. The particulars we have not learnt. (no name)
Notice – These are to caution the public, not to take an assignment on a Note of hand, given by the subscriber to Nathan KINGSLEY, Esq., of Springfield Township, for the sum of Fifty Dollars, (or nearly so much) payable the first of April 1803, – as the subscriber is determined not to pay it, said Nathan KINGSLEY, not having complied with the contract, for which the Note was given. Hugh THOMPSON, Berwick.
11 August 1804
A Quantity of Wheat For Sale, at the house of Captain Peleg TRACY, by Salmon BRADSHAW, Wilkesbarre
An Act for annexing part of Luzerne County to the County of Lycoming (See p. 2-4-b)
We learn that on Friday the 3rd inst a most melancholy accident happened at Braintrim. William PARSONS, with his brother, and John WHEELER went into the woods together for the purpose of hunting, and that they might have a greater chance of finding game they agreed to separate about thirty rods from each other, and then to pursue the same course in parallel lines and Mr. WHEELER with the brother of Mr. PARSONS went off to the left hand. After they had proceeded on their course about 40 rods, Wm. PARSONS saw on his right hand (the opposite way from which Mr. WHEELER and his brother had gone) something black moving in the bushes; believing it to be a bear that he saw, he levelled his rifle a little below what he supposed to be the head of the bear, and fired. Merciful Heavens! What must have been his emotions, when on approaching the spot he beheld his companion writhing in the agonies of death. The fatal ball had entered the breast of the unfortunate WHEELER, and came out near the spinal bone. PARSONS remained by his dying friend while his brother alarmed the relatives and neighbors of the deceased, but they were unable to render him any assistance; he lived form ten o’clock, at which time he received the wound, until two P.M. when he expired on in the 21st year of his age.
Drowned – At Sheshequin, on Sunday the 29th July, Miss Cyrene, daughter of John DROWN, in the 18th year of her age.
Miss Rebecca, aged 12 years and Wm., aged 7 years, children of Mathew ROGERS -as they were fording the Susquehannah River on horse back from an island to which they had been in pursuit of cherries, the horse stumbled and threw them all into the river, Cyrene held by the mane and the two children held by her; the mare went down the river about 12 rods before she struck the bottom, when she cleared herself from Cyrene, who was on her feet, holding the little boy in her arms, and Rebecca was still holding by her. In this situation Cyrene exclaimed to the children on the shore, “I can come out myself but cannot bring the children,” and they then almost instantly disappeared. Notwithstanding the peculiar situation of Cyrene, it did not paralize her exertions; she was calm and made every effort to the last to preserve the children. The children were taken out of the water in twenty or thirty minutes. Cyrene was in nearly an hour. It is to be regreted that no timely and judicious prescriptions were given, agreeable to the directions of the various humane societies, for restoring suspended animation – they are gone – a heavy and grievous affliction to their parent sand relatives – a solemn admonition to us all. Their funeral was attended on Monday following, and a very pathetic and appropriate discourse was delivered by the Rev. HUTCHINSON, to the numerous and solemn audience.
On the desire of Capt. TAYLOR, Executor of Constant SEARLE, Esq., I send you a short account of his sickness and death: if you can see it admissible, with your to give it a place in your useful paper, by so doing you will oblige the friends of the deceased, and perhaps a number of your readers. Corn’s ATHERTON, Pittston. Constant SEARLE, Esq., of Providence, departed this life on the 4th inst. 1804, aged 45 years, after a long and painful sickness of eight months, with a complication of disorders: he was first attacked with an obstinate dysentery which baffled the power of medicine, and skill of the physicians that attended him, for some months, when it began to abate, and hopes were entertained of his recovery; but he was soon attacked with high dropical symptoms, which became distressing and alarming; but by the exertion of an old experienced physician, the symptoms of that painful disorder were soon extinguished, and hopes again entertained of his recovery; but this hope was again soon destroyed by the formidable appearance of a large Abscess forming near the center of his posteriors, and in a few days formed a suppuration, and discharged a great quantity of feted acrid matter: and became very alarming, and fears were again entertained of a speedy dissolution; but by the faithful attendance and care of his physician favorable symptoms began to encourage the patient and friends that he would recover; but alas! This like all the rest of their hopes soon vanished; about an hour before his death, an Abscess which had formed in his body, near the kidneys burst with a noise distinctly heard by himself and wife, which discharged at his mouth, and soon terminated in his death. Thus ended the life of a useful member of society. Whatever his practices may have been in the common tenor of his life: in the course of his sickness he appeared to be engaged candidly to examine into the doctrine of the Christian religion, to find some sure support in the trying hour of death which he had reason to believe was fast approaching: he conversed freely with Christian friends on the subject, and obtained an unshaken belief in the doctrines of the gospel of Christ: he continued firm in his last moments, and was perfectly composed, conversing with his friends till within five or six minutes of his last breath and then without a struggle fell asleep in Jesus, as it were with a smile, on closing his eyes. He has left a wife and seven children to bemoan the loss of a kind husband, a tender and affectionate parent. The funeral solemnities were attended by a numerous concourse of relatives and friends. A very agreeable sermon was preached on the occasion by Reverend William Bishop. He was interred in Pittston on the 6th inst.
John EVANS, Esq., of Wilkesbarre married to Miss Eliza WALLIS, of Sunbury, in Sunbury on Monday last, by W. P. BRADY, Esq.
18 August 1804
John STANTON married to Miss Sally RUSSEL, at Kingston, by Benjamin CARPENTER, Esq. (no marriage date)
25 August 1804
Eliphalet MASON proposes to open a Music School in the Township of Wilkesbarre. He will attend to give lessons to his scholars two afternoons and two evenings in each week, viz. Beginning on Tuesday the 30th Oct. and then continue to give lessons every Tuesday and every Friday, for one quarter, for which he is to receive one Dollar for each scholar subscribed. House room, fire wood and candlelight, to be at the expense of the subscribers.
1 Sept. 1804
The following extraordinary accident happened last week at the forge in Providence Township:
Capt. Ebenezer SLOCUM, part owner of the Capowse mills, was at work in his forge – the trip-hammer had been working, and th workmen, to stop it, attempted to close the gate, but the water had carried a root under it, which prevented them. Capt. SLOCUM immediately stripped off his clothes, and went down into the fluma where the water was eight feet deep, for the purpose of removing the root, he secured himself with one hand by holding fast to the perpendicular post which raises and shuts the gate, and with the other tied to remove the root, but without effect; he then altered his position, relinquishing his hold upon the gate post, with the intention of pulling upon the root with both hands – at this moment his feet slipped and his left leg was drawn under the gate by the force of the water, and he was unable to extricate himself; during this time the water passing through the sluice, as the gate was partly raised, forced the wheel slowly round, and the buckets which came within a few inches of the apron of the flume on which Capt. SLOCUM’S leg lay were tearing it in a most shocking manner. In this distressing situation Capt. S. raised his hands and put them together as a sign that he was in distress. The people immediately confined the hammer and by that means stopped the wheel, and Providentially in such a manner that one bucket had just gone off his leg and the next bucket which was coming round had not yet struck it, (otherwise he must have been confined there until he expired.) When the wheel stopped Capt. S. felt a momentary hope that he should be saved, but owing to the long time he had been under water and the bruises he had received, he fainted. At this instant one of the workmen raised the gate which had been partly closed and Capt. SLOCUM was presently seen floating down the race way, below the mill; he was taken up apparently dead and a variety of means used which fortunately brought him to life. He is now under the Doctor’s care and in a fair way to recover. Since the accident the water has been drawn from the flume, and the aperture through which Capt. SLOCUM was forced by the pressure of the water, has been measured, and found to be only six inches and an eighth of an inch in height. Capt. SLOCUM is a man who in thickness exceeds the middle size. Perhaps a more extraordinary escape from so dangerous a situation has never been experienced. We congratulate the family on the preservation of a worthy husband and father, and the public on the safety of a valuable member of society.
Myron KASSON married to Miss Betsy HYDE, married at Wyalusing, on Monday evening last.
Phillip WEEKS married to Miss Amelia DURKEE, in this town by J. STEVENS, Esq. (no marriage date)
Land for Sale – 750 acres in Providence Township; 100 of which, including 65 acres of excellent bottom or intervale land, is under improvement. The reside consists of upland and meadow of a good quality, well timbered and well watered.
There is upon the premises a large new frame Barn, well finished, and three tolerable good dwelling houses. The land is situated on the Lackhana river about 16 miles from Wilkesbarre, and in the neighborhood of excellent Mills and a forge. J. HOLLENBACK (See p. 3-4-m)
Broke into the inclosure of the subscriber, on or about the 12th inst., a Yoke of Oxen, six years old, and measuring six feet, one red, wearing a Bell; the other a brown with a white belly having a Star in his forehead, his hind-feet white up to the first joints. The owner is hereby informed that he can have the aforesaid Oxen, by paying all charges, and proving his property in them, according as the law directs. Elisha MATTHEWSON, Athens.
8 Sept. 1804
Estate of Timothy HOPKINS, late of Huntington, request payments. Phebe HOPKINS, Ad’x.
How to Make Cider (See p. 3-3-b)
15 Sept. 1804
Notice – Was exchanged by mistake, at Regimental training, last Spring, at Jonathan HUNLOCK’S, a Shot Gun, for a Musket. Whoever had the Shot Gun, and will leave it at Thomas BENNET’S Blacksmith’s Shop in Hanover, they may find the Musket again in exchange, and shall be handsomely rewarded. Eliud R. WALLER, Wilkesbarre.
Aziel DANA, died in this town, aged 34 years. (no death date)
Letitia, daughter of David RICHARDS, aged 7 years died (no death date)
A child of Jacob JOHNSON, aged 1 year died (no death date)
Abraham SARVER, died at Hanover, of an apoplectic fit, aged about 60 years
Amy, daughter of Caleb WRIGHT, died at Huntington Twp., of fever, aged 14 years (no death date)
Mrs. Hannah GORE, died at Sheshequin, at the advanced age of 84 years (no death date)
Estate of Constant SEARLE, late of Providence Township, requests payments. Reuben TAYLOR, Exec., Providence
Notice – Whereas Samuel MOZIER, my son, is subject to fits of insanity often absented himself from my house and service, conveying away and disposing of my property without my liberty to
the injury of himself and my interest. This is therefore to forbid all persons trusting or dealing with him the said Samuel, as I shall not hold myself bound by any contracts he may make. Theophilus MOZIER, Wysox
22 Sept. 1804
George MEARS, aged 24 years, died in this town. (no death date)
Elisha BLACKMAN, aged about 87 years died (no death date)
Mrs. BRADLEY, consort of Abraham Esq., died at Hanover, aged 60 years (no death date)
John FREEMAN, died at Plymouth (no death date)
Abraham VANLOON, died at Plymouth (no death date)
Mrs. BEACH, died at Salem, at an advanced age (no death date)
John POTTER, died at Huntington, aged 34 years (no death date)
Elijah GOODWIN, died at Huntington, aged 44 years (no date of death)
Maj. Oliver TROWBRIDGE, died suddenly at Chenango, NY. He was taken violently ill, while at work on an eel-ware, in the river and continued but forty hours, from the time he was first taken. (no death date)
In the Name and by the Authority of the Commonwealth of PA – By Thomas M’KEAN, Governor of said Commonwealth. A Proclamation.
Whereas it appears to me, by divers dispositions of credible witnesses, that a certain Edward GOBIN, of Lycoming County, yeoman, on the morning of the 27th July last, near the door of the house of Henry DONNEL, Esq. situated on the Tioga River, in said county, was maliciously and willfully shot through the body with a rifle bullet, and so grievously wounded that his life was despaired of; and that the same was done with an intent him the said Edward GOBIN to kill and murder, by a person unknown. And whereas I have received information on oath, that a company consisting of about eighteen persons, dressed like Indians, and said to be employed by persons residing on Sugar Creek in said county, at the rate of twelve dollars a month each, during the Summer, to prevent by force and arms any person or persons from Surveying lands under the laws of Pennsylvania.
Now be it known, that a reward of $800 shall be paid to any person or persons, who shall arrest or cause to be arrested the principal offendor aforesaid, who shot the aforesaid Edward GOBIN and $400 for arresting or causing to be arrested, each and every of the accomplices of the principal offender aforesaid, and for bringing them to trial and conviction: And I do further promise a pardon to any of the accomplices, who shall give information to any Magistrate against the said principal offendor, or any of the aidors or abettors of the aforesaid nefarious act, and shall give evidence against them. And I do hereby enjoin all and singular, Judges, Justices of the Peace, Magistrate, Sheriffs and other officers within this State, to be vigilant and active in discovering and causing the criminals aforesaid to be apprehended; and in preventing and punishing offences against the intrusion laws of this Commonwealth, and against any other law for the preservation of the peace; and, I do warn and enjoin all persons whomsoever, to forbear from contravening the salutary provisions in the said laws at their peril.
Given under my hand, and the Great Seal of the State, at Lancaster, the 11th August 1804, and of the Commonwealth the 29th. By the Governor, James TREMBLE, Deputy Secretary.
6 Oct. 1804
Letters in the Post Office at Wilkesbarre, Oct. 1st:
Philip ANDREWS, Plymouth
Timothy ALWORTH, Wilkesbarre
Thomas ANDERSON, Wilkesbarre
John and Jacob BEHN, Wilkesbarre
Joshua BURGESS, Kingston
Philip BETTZ, Hanover
Samuel BAIRD, Esq., Wilkesbarre
Thomas Baird, Wilkesbarre
Joshua BENNET, Plymouth
Capt. Cornelius CORTRIGHT, Wilkesbarre
Doctor Lewis COLLIS, Cherry-ridge
Sarah COLEMAN, Plymouth
Hine CLUMER, Wilkesbarre
Elijah CAREY, Sugar Creek
Richard DILLY, Wyoma
John EVANS, Esq., Wilkesbarre
George GARDNER, Abentown
Daniel LAWRENCE, Nicholson
Jabish Lines, Huntington
Samuel LUCAS, Kingston
Hugh M’DONALD, Wilkesbarre
Ann MORSE, Plymouth
Michael PACE, Wilkesbarre
John B. PRUDEN, Wilkesbarre
Elisha POTTER, Providence
Levi RAWSON, Wilkesbarre
Doct. R. ROSE, Wilkesbarre
Malachi SHOEMAKER, Wilkesbarre
Tristram STORY, Wilkesbarre
Elijah SHOEMAKER, Kingston
Richard SANBURN, Kingston
Abel SABIN, Kingston
Gilbert TOWNSEND, Exeter
John TUTTLE, Westmoreland
Capt. Isaac WILLSON, Pittston
James WORKER, Wilkesbarre
Major Theodore WOODBRIDGE, Canaan
Darius WILLIAMS, Kingston
Daniel WEEKS, Kingston
Henry YOUNG, Gunsmith, Wilkesbarre
Notice – All persons indebted to the estate of Peter OSTERHOUT, late of Braintrim request payments. On Wednesday, Nov. 7th, will be sold at Public Vendue, at the late dwelling house of the deceased: 1 Horse, 1 Yoke of Oxen, Sheep, Young Cattle, House-hold Furniture and Farming Utensils. Terms will be made known at the place and time of sale. Jonathan STEVENS, Braintrim and Isaac OSTERHOUT, Tunkhannock, Administrators.
Tioga Annual Races – Will commence on the 10th day October next, for a purse of $100, the best two of three mile heats – free for any horse, mare or gelding, agreeable to the rules of racing. ON the second day a purse of $50 will be run for, the two mile heats, free as above – the winning horse of the first day only excepted. ON the third day the entrance money of the two first days will be run for, the one mile heats; free for any horse, mare or gelding, the winning horses of the two first days expected. The horses to be entered with Stephen TUTTLE, at Tioga Point (Penn.) on the day previous to the days of running, otherwise to pay double entrance. The races to be run over the flats near Shepard’s Mills and the horses on each day to start precisely at twelve o’clock.
Estate of Peter LEHNHART, late of Nescopeck Twp., request payments. Frederick BOYER, Tominsick Twp., Northampton Co. and Henry HENRETZY, Heidleburg Twp., Northampton Co., Administrators.
Estate of Elijah GOODWIN, late of Huntington Twp., requests payments. Patty GOODWIN, Adm’x., Huntington.
Estate of Amos SEWARD, late of Huntington Twp., requests payments. Abigail SEWARD, Adm’x, Huntington
Estate of George MEARS, late of Huntington Twp., requests payments. Wheat and Flax-Seed will be received at the house of the subscriber, by the 15th Oct. next, at which time and place, will be sold at Public Vendue, the property of the deceased, consisting of a small assortment of Dry Goods, Groceries, Queens-Ware and a quantity of Salt. A reasonable credit will be given, and further terms made known at the place of Sale. James MEARS, Adm’r, Shickshinny, Huntington Twp. 102
13 Oct. 1804
Luzerne Co. Election held Oct. 9th results:
Assembly: WELLES (439); GAYLORD (330); INGHAM (432) JENKINS (412)
Sheriff: Anderson DANA (364); BLACKMAN (297); James WHEELER (480); CARPENTER (259)
Commissioner: WALLER (360); Benjamin DORRANCE (456)
Coroner: INMAN (332); JACKSON (216); Jacob BEDFORD (365); Frederick CRISMAN (333) MARBLE (126)
The subscriber respectfully informs the Public that he has commenced the Tayloring business at the house of Joseph SLOCUM, at the upper part of the town, where gentlemen who may furnish him with their custom, may depend upon having their work done with neatness and dispatch. All kinds of Country produce as well as Cash will be received in payment. William MITCHELL
Estate of John YERGER, late of Wilkesbarre Twp., requests payments. Ann YERGER and Thom’s WRIGHT, Admin., Wilkesbarre
Estate of Theron BARNUM, late of Tunkhannock Twp. request payments. Stephen BARNUM and Elijah BARNUM, Exec. Will be sold on Oct. 30th at Public Vendue, the personal property of the deceased, consisting of a small assortment of Dry Goods, Groceries, Hardware, Salt, rum, brandy, wife, leather. Wheat, Rye, Horses, Oxen, Cows, a Sleigh and Harness, Waggon, with sundry other Framing Utensils. Also a quantity of Boards and Sundry Household Furniture. Terms of Sale will be Cash and no Credit. Tunkhannock.
Estate of John POTTER, late of Huntington Twp., requests payments. Mary Ann POTTER and Obel FELLOWS, Admin., Huntington.
Whereas my wife, Sally, has left my bed and board, without any just provocation. I therefore forewarn all persons from trusting or harboring her on my account, as I am determined to pay no debts of her contracting. John STANTON, Kingston.
For Sale – A Compleat New Saw Mill – Situated on Mehoopany Creek, one mile from its mouth, from which boards can be conveniently rafted into the Susquehanna river, together with four hundred acres of fertile Land, on which is a large quantity of excellent white pine timber, there is on said premises a Dwelling House, and about Seven acres of Bottom Land cleared. For further particulars enquire of the Subscriber who lives on said premises. Reuben CROSBY, Braintrim.
21 Oct. 1804
Maj. Thomas TRACY married to Miss Betsey, daughter of Samuel AVERY, Merchant, at Norwich, Conn. (no marriage date)
Dr TROTT, offers his serviced to the Public as a Physician, he resides at Capt. Peleg TRACY’S, next door to the Printing-Office, where he will attend to any call in the line of his profession. Wilkesbarre.
Estate of Aziel DANA, late of Wilkesbarre, requests payments. Rebecca DANA and Eleazer BLACKMAN, Adm.
Will be sold on Oct. 29th at the house of the late Aziel DANA, Horses, Cows, Sheep, Farming Utensils, Grain, and a variety of Household Furniture.
Notice – Is hereby given to those who are indebted to the partnership between Martin HERTER, deceased and Ambrose TELLE, that they must come forward between this date and the first day of December next to pay respective debts due them either by Book Notes or Bonds in case of neglecting, they may be sure that no longer time will be given. Ambrose TELLE, Co-partner of the firm of HERTER & TELLE, Nescopeck.
The Subscriber informs the public, that he has erected a new Fulling Mill, near Hartshough’s Grist Mill in Kingston, which will work at the lowest pitch of water; and that he fulls clothes, with neatness and dispatch. To accommodate those on the east side of the river, he will take cloth from Mr. BUTLER’S Store in Wilkesbarre, and return it there when finished. Stephen HOLLISTER, Kingston
27 Oct. 1804
Henry HUDSON, of Hartford married to Miss Maria TRUMBULL, daughter of his excellency the governor of Conn., at Lebanon Conn. (no marriage date)
Estate of Elisha BLACKMAN, late of Wilkesbarre, requests payments. Elisha BLACKMAN, Executor.
Will be sold on Nov. 1st next at the house of the deceased: 1 Yoke of Oxen, 1 Cow, Young Cattle, Sheep, Hogs, A quantity of Hay & Grain, Together with Farming Utensils. Elisha BLACKMAN, Executor.
Estate of Martin HERTER, late of Nescopeck Twp., requests payments. Michael HERTER, Heidleburg Twp., Northampton Co. and Philip FINSTERMAKER, Nescopeck Twp., Luzerne Co., Admin.
Estate of George RICE, late of Plymouth Twp., request payments. Abraham TILLBURY and Jacob WEISS, Adm.
Will be sold on Nov. 5th at the house of the deceased: 1 Yoke of Steers, one Cow, Hogs, Farming Utensils and a variety of Household Furniture.
List of letters in the Post Office at Athens at Oct. 1st:
Thomas LAWRENCE, Athens
Frederick FRYE, Athens
John GRIMES, Athens
Mr. TIFFANY, Tioga Point
Amos MATHEWS, Tioga Point
Samuel P. ROBBINS (Missionary), Luzerne Co.
John HUTCHINSON, Luzerne Co.
Dennison KINGSBURY, Tioga Post Office
Jonathan PARTRIDGE, Burlington
Joseph WALLIS, Tawandee Creek
Reuben LEGG, Tioga
Wm. PRENTICE, P. M.
3 Nov. 1804
Ceasar Rodney WILSON, late of Dover, Delaware married to Miss Harriot TRACEY, late of Norwich, Conn., in this town on Thursday evening last by Joseph WRIGHT, Esq.
Died at Cayuga Village, NY, Doctor Amos FRANKLIN, son of Col. John FRANKLIN, of Athens, aged 28 years. He was sick about three weeks with the remitting fever, and appeared to be recovering when he was suddenly attacked with a discharge of blood by stool which continued about five days. It is judged that the discharge was between two and three gallons of blood as fresh as though taken from a vein, his disorder baffled the skill of seven able physicians, the discharge of blood ceased about four days before his death; he was cheerfully resigned to the will of Heaven, and on the morning of the 11th inst., expired. As he live respected, so he died lamented, by all those who knew him, he has left an affectionate wife and a son about 18 months old, bereaved of a king husband and an indulgent father. (Oct. 24th)
Estate of Hallet GALLUP, late of Kingston Twp., requests payments. William GALLUP and Sophia GALLUP, Admin., Kingston
Estate of Elizabeth PELL, late of Hanover Twp., requests payments. Silas JACKSON, Newport, Admin.
Estate of Philip ARNDT, late of Wilkesbarre, requests payments. John P. ARNDT, Adm’r.
Caution – Whereas my wife, Sarah ROBERSON, had declared against living with me, I do hereby forbid any person or persons harboring or trusting her on my account, as I am determined not to pay any debts of their contracting, after this date. Asylum, October 10th. (does not list husband’s name)
10 Nov. 1804
A few weeks ago, Thomas, a son of Abraham WILLIAMS, of Newport, was bitten by a dog in a shocking manner. He was a while considered as dangerously ill, but we learn with pleasure he is recovering.
Estate of Abraham SORBER, late of Hanover Twp., requests payments. John SORBER and George SORBER, Adm’rs.
Was taken up last Fall floating down the Susquehanna a number of Boards and Shingles. The owner or owners are requested to prove property, pay charges and take them away. Wait SMITH, Tunkhannock.
Estate of Benj. CRAWFORD, late of Wyalusing Twp., request payments. Jonathan TERRY, Adm’r.
17 Nov. 1804
Estate of John FREEMAN, late of Plymouth Twp., requests payments. Nathan PARISH, Adm’r, Kingston
Allen JACK, lately from Europe, via Philadelphia, has now open and ready for Sale at Wilkesbarre at the house lately occupied by Mr. DRAKE, a very General Assortment of Dry Goods, Groceries, Queens Ware, Rest Holland Powder & c. which he intends to sell at the Philadelphia retail prices for Cash or Country produce, Wilkesbarre.
24 Nov. 1804
Pennsylvania Election – 1804: (* = new member)
Congress: Bucks, Montgomery, Wayne and Luzerne Co. (District 2) – John PUGH*, Frederick CONRAD, Robert BROWN
Senators – Northampton, Wayne and Luzerne (District 9) – Jonas HARTZEL, Thomas MEWHORTER
House of Representatives – Luzerne Co. – Rosewell WELLES, Jonas INGHAM*
John GRIDLEY married to Miss Peggy, daughter of Maj. James WHEELER, at Braintrim by Rev. STRUDEVANT (no marriage date)
Mrs. Anna, wife of Seth MINER, died at Norwich, Conn., on Saturday the 3rd inst., in the 60th year of her age. She bore a long and painful illness with Christian resignation, and died in full considence of a blessed immortality.
A child of William C. TURREL, died in this town (no death date)
Estate of Uriah TERRY, late of Springfield Twp., request payments. M. Minor YORK and John TAYLOR, Exr’s, Wyalusing
Estate of Benj. CRAWFORD, late of Wyalusing Twp., requests payments. Jonathan TERRY, Adm’r.
For Sale – A Compleat New Saw-Mill – (Note – same ad as placed in the Oct. 13th newspaper by Reuben CROSBY, Braintrim and now placed by Mason F. ALDEN, Braintrim)
** Missing Dec. 1st – Dec. 22nd
29 Dec. 1804
Estate of Christopher KOCHER, late of Hanover Twp., requests payments. George KOCHER and HENRY KOCHER, Admin., Hanover
Estate of John TURNER, late of Plymouth Twp., request Payments. Catharine TURNER, Adm’x
Moses WADHAMS, late of Plymouth Twp., requests Payments. Ellen WADHAMS and Noah WADHAMS, Jr., Admin., Plymouth
Estate of Israel SKEER, late of Kingston Twp., requests payments. Hannah SKEER, Adm’x, Kingston.
Estate of Capt. Ira STEPHENS, late of Tioga Twp., request payments to Sybil STEPHENS, relict of deceased. John FRANKLIN, Admin., Tioga.
Estate of John PIERCE, late of Kingston Twp., requests payments. Peletiah PIERCE, Adm’r, Kingston
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