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1812 Gleaner & Luzerne Advertiser

Gleaner & Luzerne Advertiser 1812 (Jan-Aug)

FRIDAY EVENING PUBLICATION
PUBLISHED BY MINER & RUTLER

2 Jan. 1812

John JONES, informs his Friends and the Public in general, that he has removed to his new house, opposite the Jail, in the Borough of Wilkesbarre, where he has constantly on hand an Assortment of Boots, Ladies & Gentlemen’s Shoes, of the best quality and newest fashions, which will be sold cheap for Cash or on a shrt (?) credit.

Wanted immediately Five Journeymen Shoemakers. Those who are good workmen and posses steady habits, will meet with constant employment and good wages, by applying as above.

Francis M’SHANE, Esq. to Miss Frances, dau. of Col. E. BULKELEY, in this town on Sunday evening last, by Rev. HOYT.

Nails. The subscriber has removed his Nail Works, to the new Factory on Franklin Street, Wilkesbarre, nearly back of Col. BULKELEY’S. His Nails will be sold, at wholesale, on more advantageous terms than they can be procured from abroad and being cut under the strong heat of a coal fire, will be found much less brittle that what are made in the prisons, or the manufactories of places, where fuel is used sparingly. Gentlemen at a distance, who want a quantity, may find it advisable to send their orders beforehand, as the general demand will probably often exceed the stock made up. Francis M’SHANE.

William ROSS, Esq. is appointed Treasurer of Luzerne County.

10 Jan. 1812

James BARNUM to Miss Julia TREADAWAY, in this town on Sunday evening last, by Rev. HOYT.

George SIWELY to Miss Frances STEWART (no date)

Jonathan S. BROWN to Miss Ann READ, both of Wilkesbarre, at Kingston on Sunday evening last, by David PERKINS, Esq.

Elijah IDE to Miss Elizabeth PARKER, at Kingston (no date)

Nicholas OVERFIELD to Miss Harriot STERLING, at Braintrim on 2nd inst., by H. W. CHAMPION, Esq.

James HARRIS to Miss Ruth ROGERS, at Braintrim, on the 1st inst., by J. FASSET, Esq.

Solomon BATES, of Tunkhannock to Miss Ann GREEN, of Wysox, at Wysox, on the 31st inst., by Wm. MYER, Esq. [should have been ult?]

Letters on Hand at the Tunkhannock Post Office, Dec. 31, 1811:
Stephen BALL
Stephen BALL Jr.
William BRIMHALL
Ezekiel NEWMAN
John WILLIAMS
Gamaliel STEWART
Bethany SELLY, Tunkhannock
David W. TAYLOR, Bridgewater
Darius BIXBY
Jirah BRYAN
William MARSH
Heman ROBINSON
Thomas H. MICKS
Levi SMITH, Rush
E. BARNUM, P. M.

Letters on Hand at the Post Office in Kingston, on Jan. 1st, 1812:
John ARMSTRONG
Amos BALDWIN
Andrew BENNET
Hannah BLANCHARD
Sheffield COANE
Sarah HOYT
Pebby LOUDENBAUGER
Ebenezer PARISH
Moses SCOVELL, Esq.
Daniel SWETLAND
John SHALES
H. BUCKINGHAM, P. M.

Letters on Hand at the Post Office in Wilkesbarre on Jan. 1st, 1812:
Peggy AMES
Nathan BARNEY
Elisha BLACKMAN, Jr.
Eleazer BLACKMAN
John BABB
Christian BRUMBERRY
Noah BIGELOW
Samuel BALDWIN
John CAREY
Joseph CAMP
Cornelius CORTRIGHT
Reuben COE
Jane CALDWELL
David CROCKETT
Martha CAMPBELL
Gideon DRAPER
Moses BARBY, Huntington
Jonathan FRISBY
Geo. FRONTZ
Joseph FELL
Perry GILMORE
Martin HIRT
David R. HASWELL, Cabot
Nicholas F. HORTON
Roswell H. HALE
Samuel JACOBS
Silas JACKSON
John JOHNSON, Huntington
George KOCHER
Adam LABACH
Lodge No. 61
Elizabeth M’CAFFERTY, Huntington
James MEARS
Robert NELSON
Thomas OSBORN
Henry OSANCUP
Joel RODGERS
Robert ROBINS
John ROBINSON
Lorenzo RUGGLES
Philip SHEURMAN
William SANTEE, Salem
David SMITH
Stephen SICKLER
Daniel SMOTHERS, Shickshinny
Nathan STARK
Samuel TRACY
James TURNER
Conrad TEETOR
Thomas WILLIAMS
Rosewell WELLES
Uriah WILLIAMS, Huntington
Isaac WHIPPLE
Jacob CIST, P. M.

17 Jan. 1812

For Sale, The Farm and Plantation, on which Jonas INGHAM, Esq. now lives, and also that on which Amasa WELLES now lives, both lying on Wyalusing Creek, and being part of the Manor of Dundee, together with the Buildings and other Improvements thereon. The terms of payment will be one fourth in cash, the residue in three annual installments, secured by mortgage on the premises. Possession will be given to the Purchaser on demand. Apply to the subscriber in Philadelphia. John R. COATES.

Notice — The subscriber offers to sell or rent the Tavern House, now occupied by William CARN, in the village of Nescopeck, opposite Berwick, it is an excellent stand for business; the terms will be accommodating. Also, his Stand in Wilkesbarre, which he now occupies; it is an excellent stand for a store, or any kind of mechanical business. The terms may be known on application to the subscriber. Benj. DRAKE N. B. All persons that are indebted to the subscriber are requested to make immediate payment, and save cost, as he is under the necessity of collecting his debts, to enable him to pay where he owes, and he sincerely hopes that this notice will not be neglected.

24 Jan. 1812

Joseph DENNIE, Esq., Editor of the Port Folio, died last Tuesday in Philadelphia

The Wilkesbarre Academy — The present Quarter has this week, commenced and the managers of the Academy would inform the public that the usual course of Study is pursued — viz. History, Composition, the Latin and Greek Languages, Rhetoric, Logic, Mathematics, including Natural Philosophy and Astronomy, are taught by Garrick MALLERY, the former Principal of the Academy. Geography, English Grammar, Penmanship, Book-Keeping, Arithmetic, Reading and Spelling are taught by Thomas BARTLETT and Andrew BEAUMONT. The Trustees and Managers of the Academy assure the public that all possible attention shall be paid both to the instruction and morals of the Youth committed to their charge.

Caution — I hereby caution all Persons against taking an assignment of a certain Judgment Note, on Interest, given by the Subscriber to Aaron ROBERTS, the 21st last March, for about fifty Dollars, and due the May following. Said Note was sold to Jacob BLANCHARD, of Plymouth Township, with twenty-one dollars and twenty-five Cents, endorsed upon the Note, on the 28th day of August last, and on the 29th said Note was paid by the subscriber. I am determined not to pay said Note again, unless compelled by law. Peletiah PIERCE, Kingston.

Sheriff’s Sale — To be held on Feb. 10th — Court of Common Pleas suit of Benjamin DRAKE and the other suit of Glover LAIRD against Coonrad TEETOR, will sell all the right, title, or interest of Coonrad TEETOR, of, in and to a house and lot situated in the borough of Wilkesbarre and bounded by John Francis DUPEY, Lord BUTLER, new street, containing 20 perches and 5/10 land.

Notice — Those persons who are desirious of facilitating the Communication from Wilkesbarre, on the Route by the way of Wrightsville, to or near the house of Arnold COLT, are requested to meet at the house of John CORTRIGHT, on the 23rd inst., at an early hour in the evening, as a preparatory measure to the promotion of the same.

31 Jan. 1812

A man of the name of Joseph YOTER who lived a few miles this side of Lewistown, made a violent attack, a few evenings since, upon his Wife, with an axe, with which he cut her on both sides of the neck, until her wind pipe could be seen, and fractured her scull so as to let out a part of her brains. The first information of this diabolical act communicated, by YOTER himself, to several of his neighbors, who at his request, have lodged him in the Lewistown Jail. This poor unfortunate woman, we understand, is still living but very little hopes are entertained of her final recovery. (Hunt. Gazette)

Mrs. Christina Wilhelmina, wife of G. N. LUTYENS, died at Upper Providence, aged 53 years. (date of her death is in a fold but maybe 12th inst.)

Asa RIDER, of the township of Nicholson, died at Delhi, NY on the 21st Dec. last, in the 19th year of his age.

John W. TRUESDALE, Printer, formerly of this town, died at Canandaigua, NY, aged 26 years (no date)

Letters in the Post Office at Pittston, Jan. 1st:
Joseph ARMSTRONG
John ATHERTON
Ebenezer DRAKE
John HARDING
Moses SCOVELL
Mary Ann SEARLE
Clement WEST

Days of Appeal for the Levy of County Tax for the year 1812 to be held in each township between Feb. 17th and Mar. 20th.

7 Feb. 1812

Over! Over! Over! It is for the convenience of my customers as well as to enable me to discharge my Rent which is now due, that I call upon you to settle your accounts up to this date, while I am in your road to and from Wilkesbarre. You that have done your years of ferrying will wait for no further compliments, but call immediately and settle up your accounts, and if you cannot discharge the accounts we can settle the Books. E. WILSON, Ferryman

Fire! We learn with regret, that last week the house of Archibald MURRY, of Sugar Loaf, on the Berwick Turnpike, was consumed by fire, with the furniture and many valuable papers.

A short time ago the Grist-Mill and Saw-Mill, and about 30,000 feet of boards, belonging to Zenas BARNUM, of Lackawanna, were consumed by fire. The loss is estimated at about 3000 dollars. This loss of an industrious man, stripping him of the labours of his life, must be severely felt. What renders the situation of Mr. BARNUM, more peculiarly distressing, is that it is but a year or two since his house, was consumed. In other places, when a worthy citizen suffers severely by an accident of this kind, it is customary for the people to unite, and to make up a considerable portion of his loss. Are the people of Luzerne less humane and generous than their neighbors? It is earnestly recommended that a subscription should be circulated in each township, and be divided between Mr. BARNUM and Mr. MURRAY in proportion to their losses.

John J. WARD and Adney S. ATKINS, Tailors, inform their friends and the Publick in general, that they have taken a shop on the north side of the Public Square, three doors west of Jonathan HANCOCK’S Tavern where work will be done in a neat and fashionable manner, and at a very short notice. N. B. One or two Journeymen tailors, can have constant employment by applying at above.

Leonard LOTT, died at Braintrim on the 9th Jan., 68 years old.

Public Notice – Citizens of Ontario District, there is a probability that our territory will be organized into a separate County for judicial purposes at the present session of the Legislature. You are therefore requested to give a very general attendance at a meeting proposed to be holden at the house of Wm. MEANS, Esq. on 22nd Feb. next, for the purpose of transacting the business preparatory of such an event should it take place as above suggested.

Farm For Sale — In Wilkes-Barre Township, bounded by main street and about a mile from the publick buildings. The farm contains about 500 acres of land, 30 of which is of excellent meadow, 100 fit for plough and 50 that may be converted into the best pasture. About 150 are now under improvement. On the premises are 2 houses, a frame barn, about 200 bearing apple trees, and excellent well of water, a fine spring and a never failing stream running thro’ the farm. The back land is timbered equal to any lot in the township, and there is on the lot an inexhaustible Coal Mine. Terms will be reasonable, and possession given the first of April next. Samuel BOWMAN, Wilkes-Barre.

14 Feb. 1812

Mrs. Rebecca DOLPH, died on Jan. 30th in Providence, at the advanced age of 96 years and 8 months, leaving a very numerous succession, among which are some great grand children’s children.

James BROWN, died at Pittston, aged 99 years and 2 months. (no date)

The Agricultural Society of Philadelphia, at their Anniversary Meeting in Jan. last, having received information of the very extraordinary exertions of two young men in Luzerne County, and their great success in destroying those destructive animals Cougars, commonly called Panthers, resolved to present each of them with a Silver Medal. The names of the meritorious young men, are Zalmon HOLMES and Hesse NORTON; they live in Clifford Township. The dies are now cutting and when finished no time shall be lost in forwarding the Medals.

21 Feb. 1812

Estate of Asa RIDER, late of Nicholson, requests payments and claims. Elisha HARDING, Admin.

H. BUCKINGHAM, has just received a Consignment of Whiskey, to sell by the Barrel. Some of which will be disposed of for Lumber, on certain conditions. Kingston.

Henry WELLS, Esq. to Miss Sally, daughter of Col. John SPALDING, married at Sheshequin, Lycoming Co. (no date)

Jno. MILLER, Merchant died at Athens, lately.

Ferdinand M’DUFFEE, died at Wysox, no date.

Luzerne Co. Statement 1811

28 Feb. 1812

Joseph WHEELER to Miss Betsey MILLER, at Kingston, on Wednesday evening last, by Rev. HOYT.

Caution — All persons are cautioned from taking an assignment on two Notes given by the subscriber to Elizabeth KOCH. The said Notes were given on certain conditions which have never been performed, he is therefore determined never to pay them. Abraham BALLIET, Nescopeck Township.

For Sale — A Grist and Saw Mill, Lying on the South branch of the Tunkhannock Creek, for cash only. Marshal DICKSON.

6 March 1812

Domestic Attachment — Matthias HOLLENBACK vs Peter STEVENS, in the Court of Common Pleas. The subscribers having been appointed by the said Court, Trustees of the Creditors of the Defendant in the above case, require all persons indebted to the said defendant to pay and deliver all sums of money and property due and belonging to the said debtor to them, and all Creditors of said defendant are desired to deliver to the subscribers their respective demands for settlement. Jonathan HANCOCK, Joseph SLOCUM, Wilkesbarre.

Caution — Whereas my wife, Charity, on the 13th inst. Declared a separation, without any just cause or provocation, I therefore forbid all persons from trusting or harboring her on my account, for I am determined not to pay any debts of her contracting. James VANCE, Harmony, Susquehanna.

Jesse CRISMAN to Miss Polly HARTZELL at Hanover (no date)

13 March 1812

Our State Legislature has been talking about many things, and doing but few. There are now before the House, several matters in which Luzerne is interested:

An act to improve the breed of sheep in Luzerne
An ace regulating the mode of selling unseated land for taxes
An act to incorporate a Stone Coal Company in the County of Luzerne
A bill is also before the House for organizing the County Districts of Ontario and Susquehanna
Communication – Manual TURNER, of Huntington, Luzerne Co., together with the well known virtues of Dr. CRARY’S Pills, is a convincing proof that the public will be greatly benefited by them. He was for a number of years afflicted with pain in the breast, sickness at stomach, want of digestion and distressing cough. Many Physicians supposed him to be affected with a consumption of the lungs. In the fall of 1810, being in a very weak condition, by the solicitations of friends, he was induced to take a portion of CRAY’S Pills.

They discharged during their operation; a great number of small worms; he was much better, but in March 1811, feeling his old disorder returning, he took a double potion. In their operation, a worm was discharged, which measured seven feet in length, and about half an inch diameter; at the same time about 60 smaller ones, a species of the same. Since that time he had enjoyed good health.

The above statement as it respects myself, is true. Manuel TURBER

Lands for Sale — Pursuant to the last Will of Silas JACKSON, deceased, will be sold at Vendue, on April 7th, at 10 o’clock, at the Court-House in Wilkesbarre:
8 Tracts of Unseated Land, containing upwards of 3,300 acres lying on the south branches of Towandee Creek, in Ontario County, adjoining lands of Joseph PRIESTLY and others — a map of said Land may be seen by applying to Wiliam MEANS, Esq., at Towandee
About 1900 acres unseated Land lying on Mehoopany, Shickshinny and Wapwallopen Creeks in Luzerne Co. The title to the above Land derived from Commissioner’s Sale for taxes
About 20 acres of improved land being part of a tract formerly owned by the heirs of Richard DILLEY, being known by Lot #22, in the 2nd Division in Hanover Twp. This will be sold subject to a claim which the township of Hanover has against it of twelve dollars per annum
5 shares in the Easton & Wilkes-Barre Turnpike Company and 11 shares in the Pepacton Turnpike Company — Also a number of new Windsor Chairs and a quantity of Shoes.
Elizabeth JACKSON, Joseph SINTON, Charles MINER, Executors, Wilkes-Barre

20 March 1812

To be sold or rented — A house and lot, situated within a few rods of the Court House in Wilkesbarre. It is an excellent stand for a Tavern or Store. Matthew COVELL.

Domestic Attachment: Matthias HOLLENBACK vs Peter STEVENS. In the Court of Common Pleas. The subscribers having been appointed by the said Court, Trustees of the Creditors of the Defendant in the above case, require all persons indebted to the said defendant to pay and deliver all sums of money and property due and belonging to the said debtor, to them, and all Creditors of said defendant are desired to deliver to the subscribers their respective demands for settlement. Jonathan HANCOCK and Joseph SLOCUM, Trustees, Wilkesbarre.

A handsome new Bell has just been purchased, and hung in the Meeting House, in this Village. It is the first bell that has ever been provided for religious purposes in the county. The tone is sweet and clear. Its weight is 680 lbs. There are four lines case on the outside of it:
“George Hedderly, Founder. Philadelphia, Aug. 6, 1811
Gloria in Excelcis Deo. Fili Dei Miserere
I will sound and resound unto they people
O Lord to call them to they word.”

Salmon KINNEY to Miss Polly GORDON, married at Braintrim by Rev. KIMBERLINE (no date)

George LANE, of Bridgewater to Miss Sally OSTERHOUT, of Tunkhannock, at Tunkhannock, by Rev. N. SMITH (no date)

Joseph EARL to Miss Harriot HICOK, at Tunkhannock, by C. AVERY, Esq. (no date)

Thomas BRINK, formerly of Wyalusing died at Orwell, Ontario Co., on the 10th inst. He was well esteemed by those who knew him, and was a worthy and an honest man.

Died in this town last week, Mrs. Sarah SMITH and her son, John REED. Mrs. SMITH was lying at the point of death when her son, a lad of about 18 years, was brought in from a journey, very sick. The meeting exceedingly affecting. The son had been delirious from his fever. When supported to the bed-side where his mother lay, a beam of reason for a moment relumined his mind. He laid his hand on her cheek. “My dear Mother” said he faintly and he was led away, and his mother soon expired. He survived but a few hours. A suitable funeral discourse was delivered on the occasion by the Rev. BIDLACK, and the mother and son were buried in one grave. (no date)

Josiah, a promising son of Josiah LEWIS, Esq., died at Kingston, of the whooping cough, aged 3 years. (no date)

A child of Mr. REEDER died at Newport (no date)

Caution — Whereas some persons have been cutting and taking away Timber from my land in Hanover, this is to give notice that any further trespasses of that nature will be prosecuted to the extent of the Law. Alex. JAMESON, Salem.

27 March 1812

The Luzerne Association have recommended to the Churches in their Union to set apart Thursday the 9th of April, as a day of humiliation, fasting and prayer.

Estate of John MILLER, late of Athens twp., requests payments and claims. Joseph KINGSBURY, John SALTMASH, Admin’rs., Athens.

Estate of Leonard LOTT, late of Braintrim Twp., requests payments and claims. Leonard LOTT, Joseph BURGESS, Admin’rs.

Private Sale — To be sold at the residence of the subscriber in Wrightsville, 4 yoke of working Oxen, a pair of very large Bay Horses, well matched, six years old, all in prime order. Also two Waggons, some fresh Milch Cows, Ploughs, Harrows; as the subscriber declines farming any longer and wishes to dispose of them. Thomas WRIGHT

About 500 feet of whitewood plank, will be sold at public vendue, as the property of Jacob HART, deceased, on April 4th next, at the mill of Peter HALLOCK, in Pittston. Cornelius CORTRIGHT, David SCOTT, Admin’rs.

3 April 1812

Caleb SHORES and Miss Anna HORTON, both of Wysox, married at Wysox on the 29th March, by Wm. MYER, Esq.

The Launch!! We are authorized to state that on April 10th at 2 o’clock P. M. will be launched form the Ship Yard at this Port, the vessel ___ on the Stocks. The Stockholders are requested to meet at the house of John P. ARNDT at 10 o’clock of the said day, on important business and those who are in arrears are desired to come prepared to pay the balance due their stock.

Afflicting — On Sunday last while the Susquehanna was at its height, Philip, son of John P. ARNDT, a fine little boy about 8 years old, was seen in a large boat fastened to the shore. When evening came, Philip was first remarked to be absent. A search was immediately made for him but in vain. A dreary night was passed by his friends. Hope still lingered on the ___ders of despair. Morning came and there was no tidings of their son. There is no doubt but he had fallen from the boat ad was lost to them forever.

Abel P. DODGE, came from Pomfret, Conn, was going to his friends in Tunkhannock, came to this place last week. He mentioned the name of Dr. JACKSON, Tunkhannock. He had lost one leg ____ing amputated near his body. He seemed delirious, but his derangement it is supposed arose from his illness. On Saturday morning he died and on Sunday decently interred. His friends may call for his property at this office.

New Judicial District — The bill erecting the counties of Wayne, Susquehanna, Tioga and Bradford, into a Judicial District, has passed into a law.

My Son — About 8 years old, with snuff coloured velvet clothes, and laced boots, fell from a Boat on Sunday the 29th inst. into the Susquehanna River, and most probably is lodged below this place. Should any person or persons find the said body, they are requested to secure it in the best possible manner and give information to the Subscriber, so that it may be returned to its Parents, or be interred in a respectable manner for which all charges shall be generously paid by John P. ARNDT. Wilkes-Barre. Those Editors circulating their papers below this place on the river, are requested to give the above one or more insertions.

Stephen TUTTLE has removed his Store to the place formerly occupied by Allen JACK.

10 April 1812

Charles LOMBAERT and Miss Ann, daughter of John ARNDT, Esq., all of Easton, were married on the 14th ult., by Rev. POMP

Letters in the Post-Office at Plymouth, April 1st:
Phinehas PRESTON, Huntington
Samuel DODSON, Huntington
Peter GOULD, Plymouth
Leonard DEVENS, Plymouth
Rev. John KIMBERLINE, Plymouth
Charles SNOWDEN
C. LANE, P. M.

Letters in the Post Office at Pittston, April 1st:
John ATHERTON
Elizabeth BROWN
Ebenezer DRAKE
Napthali HULBUT
Samuel LEWIS
Jared MARCY
Cornelius NEPHEW
Miner SEARLE
Thomas SMITH
John WATERS
E. CAREY, P. M.

Public Vendue — Land in Plymouth Twp. to be sold the first Tuesday in May at the School House, in the middle District of said Township: Three Meadow Lots, Three House Lots and a number of back Lots. Ebenezer PARISH, Griffin LEWIS, Jonah ROGERS, Committee.

Letters in the Post Office at Kingston, April 1st:
Isaac CARPENTER
Daniel M. D. SHOEMAKER
Joseph COVERT
Sarah COVERT
Rosewell STURDEVANT
Abel HALL
Lazarus DENISON
Sheffield COON
Henry COY
Joseph BRITTON
Daniel BRACE
H. BUCKINGHAM, P. M.

17 April 1812

____well IVES, of Lawsville, PA to Miss ___ziah THRALL, married at Kent, Conn. (no date)

The Launch on Friday last. The boat was built on the bank of the river, 100 feet from the water and 15 feet perpendicular height above it, so that she had a considerable distance to move. The boat measures between 50 and 60 tons. Her colors were flying from her stern, and near thirty persons were on board. The after block was knocked away — every eye was fixed — all was anxiety — but she did not move. The news of the Embargo had just come in town, and she seemed aware that there was no business for her on the ocean, and she might as well lie in dry dock. The men on board all gathered near her bow and then run in a body to the stern. She started — moving for half a minute slowly — the velocity increased, and she slid most gracefully into her destined element, amid the shouts of thousands. As she met the water, Capt. CHAPMAN, christened her in the usual style, “The Luzerne, of Wilkes-Barre. Great credit is due to Mr. MACK, the ship right who built her and whose superintendence she was launched, and to Mr. ARNDT the principal proprietor, who had been chiefly active in her building. We hope her voyage down the crooked and rocky Susquehanna may be safe, tho our hopes are not without some fears for her safety, as she draws without ballast four feet water.

Estate of James M’LEAN, late of Canaan Twp., Wayne Co., request payments and claims. Catharine M’LEAN and Joseph WHEATCRAFT, Admin’rs.

Letters remaining in the Post-Office at Tunkhannock, on April 1st:
Andrew CANFIELD
Wm. MARSH
Sidney KNOWLTON
Nathan YOUNG
Loamia MOTT, Rush
J. MAYER
w. KEELER
Bethany SELY
James DECKER
Phineas WYMAN
Hezekiah REED
Isaac BROOKS, Tunkhannock
Griswold PHELPS, Nicholson
Elijah BARNUM, P. M.

Letters on hand at the Post-Office in Wilkesbarre, April 1st:
John P. ARNDT
George Adam BLANK
Noah BIGELOW
James BIRTH
Jonathan BULKELEY
Morris COVERT
Guy C. CLARK
Benj. CAREY
Henry EARNHART
Jabez EARL
Casimer FETTERMAN;
Jospeh FONCIS
Perry GILMORE
John GARRINGER
James GORDON
M. HAERZE
Peter HOOVER
Job IRISH
John KENNEDY
John LITTLE
Leonard LEAS
John MILLER
Andrew M’CLURE
William MOORE
Enoch OGDEN
George PATRICK
Philip REED
Jacob RUDOLPH
Thomas STEVENS
Silas SMITH
Christian SAX
Joseph SLOCUM
Jno. STEWART
Susannah SMITH
Edwin TRACY
Conrad TEETOR
Charles TAINTOR
Edward VANHORN
Thomas WRIGHT
Crandall WILCOX
Samuel WILCOX
John WOODBERRY
Thomas WILLIAMS
Philip WITHERING
Jacob CIST, P. M.

24 April 1812

Regimental Orders —To meet at the house of Joshua MOGER, in Wysox Twp., the 27th inst., completely equipt for exercise, as the law requires. Theron DARLING, Lieut. Col. 144th Regt., Orwell

Regimental Orders — To meet at the house of Jude GOODALE, in Tunkhannock on the 27th inst., complete uniform, with your side arms. David B. WHEELER, Lieut. Col., Tunkhannock.

1 May 1812

Parthena GORDON has opened a Milliner’s Shop on Bank Street, Wilkes Barre.

Mrs. Elizabeth, widow of the late Col. DENISON, died in Kingston on Tuesday last.

The house of David COMPTON, near Meadville, Penn. Was consumed by fire on the 28th March, and two children perished in the flames.

8 May 1812

Mr. NEWMAN, of Tunkhannock, died at Columbia (to which place he had been on a raft, aged 26 years. (no date)

Thomas DAVENPORT, died at Plymouth, aged about 64 years (no date)

Mrs. Mary, consort of Jesse HICKS, died at Salem, on the 28th April, aged 47 years.

Borough Elections held was held on Tuesday and the following gentlemen were elected:
Burgess: Lord BUTLER
Town Council: Isaac BOWMAN, John P. ARNDT, Joseph SINTON, Jesse FELL, John
ROBINSON, Benjamin DRAKE, George CALHOON
High Constable: William A. GEORGE
Borough Ordinance — for laying out and regulating the Public Streets, Lanes and Alleys in the Borough of Wilkes Barre.

Lost — A Pocket Book on the road between Calvin CONE’S and my house in Providence. A generous reward will be given to any person who will return it with the contents. Daniel WEDEMAN, Providence.

Take Notice — Those indebted to the subscriber by Book Account or Due Bill, are desired to call and pay him by the 15th day of May. Those who do not comply, will, after that time, find the demands against them in the hands of C. AVERY, Esq. for immediate collection. Abel MARCY, Tunkhannock.

A Stray Cow broke in the enclosure of the subscriber — The owner is requested to call, pay charges and take her away. Joseph VON SICK, Wilkes-Barre

A stray Mare came to the enclosure of the subscriber in Hanover — had on an old saddle and portmanteau. The owner is desired to come, prove property, pay charges and take her away, Robert ROBBINS, Hanover.

15 May 1812

The “Art of Penmanship”, taught in 15 days, starting 1st June next, at a writing school in one of the rooms of the Academy upon the newest and most approved plan. T. ROGERS, Jr. N.B. Terms of Tuition, four dollars per scholar for one course of lessons.

Caution — Whereas on the 13th March 1812, Jacob WICKIZER, of Wysox did covenant and engage to indemnify and exonerate me from all debts heretofore contracted, or that should hereafter be contracted by my son, Isaac GREEN, in consequence of misconduct, thereby become his Guardian by agreement between the Parties concerned; and where at the time certain persons are in the habit of charging me with his contracts. Therefore know ye, all whom it may concern, that the mal-conduct of the said Isaac, has been and still is such, that I am determined not to be liable in any way, directly or indirectly to be called on, on his account, and all persons are forbid to trust him on the faith of my credit. Dated at Wysox, 5 May 1812. Willard GREEN

T SHEPHERD, respectfully informs the inhabitants of Wilkes-Barre, that he intends to open a Dancing School. He teaches all the newest and most fashionable Cotillions, Country Dances, Fancy Dances, &c. that are now in practice in the City of New York.

A Great Bargain! The Subscriber offers for private sale his farm, in Wysox Township, near the mouth of Wysox creek, and the river Susquehanna; the many advantages which said place possesses, in point of water, neighborhood, as well as soil, being all Flat or Bottom Land, well cleared, cultivated and fenced, and lying adjoining the town plot of New Baltimore, containing about 125 acres. It is presumed that any person desirous of possessing so valuable a property (as its excellence is exceeded by none in the county) will view it before a purchase. Terms and conditions made known by applying to the Subscriber, living on the premises. Henry STROPE, Wysox.

Domestic Attachment: Matthias HOLLENBACK vs Peter STEVENS, in Court of Common Pleas, Luzerne Co. The subscribers will attend on the 25th, 26th and 27th May next, at the house of Joab PICKET in Rush Twp. Those indebted to the said defendant, are requested to attend at the above time and place and make payment. And those who have demands against him are requested to exhibit them for settlement. At the same time and place, will be sold a number of Articles of Household Furniture, the property of said STEVENS. Jonathan HANCOCK and Joseph SLOCUM, Trustees.

22 May 1812

The Gleaner is this week impressed on paper from the New Mill of Messrs. BUCKINGHAM, CHAHOON, TUTTLE and PARKER. The enterprize of these gentlemen is worthy of public patronage. They have erected the first Paper Mill in the County, at a considerable expence, and must depend upon the citizens for the supply of Rags, and for the sale of their paper, to remunerate them for the expence. Our Merchant — our public Officers and our citizens generally, it is hoped will encourage the manufacture of our own county, by supplying themselves with paper from the Kingston Mill, in preference to buying from abroad. But ladies, after all, without your friendly aid, their exertions will be unavailing; unless you will save your Rags, the Mill will be useless. But the patriotic ladies of Luzerne we are confident will never be remiss in any thing that will benefit the county, and particularly in encouraging so valuable an enterprise as the manufacture of paper. Our advice is, that in every house where there exists a disposition to be frugal and to encourage domestic manufactures, the girls should fix a Rag Bat in some handy place, and that every Linen, Cotton or Silk Rag, or shred, should be saved, and sent to Buckingham & Co. or their agents.

29 May 1812

Stop The Thief and Runaway. 5 Dollars Reward. Ran away from the subscriber, on Sunday last, an Apprentice to the Copper-smith Business, named Daniel M’ALPIN. He is about 15 years of age, stout built, but small of his age, light hair, fair complexion, and down look when spoken to. Had on a dark roundabout jacket, linen trowsers of fustian color, laced shoes; what else not recollected. He is much addicted to lying and swearing, and took with him a number of Copper Ladles, and a quantity of Spelter solder, which he stole from his master, and will probably offer them for sale, as he had no money with him. It is supposed he is going to Northumberland or Harrisburg. All persons are forbid harboring or trusting or employing said Runaway, under the penalty of the law. The above reward will be paid to any person who will apprehend said runaway, and return him to the subscriber in Wilkesbarre, or secure him in any Jail in the state. Peter GALLAGHER, Wilkesbarre.

Lost on 19th inst. at the house of Charles OTIS, a Red Morocco Pocket-Book, considerable worn; containing one $3 Bill on the Manhattan Bank, No. 1777, dated May 10th, 1808; one $10 county order given to John WILSON; one ditto. For $2.50 cents, the No. not know; one ditto given to Isaac OSTERHOUT, for fifty dollars, and sixty five cents, and one $5, bank note which is crossed. Whoever shall return the Pocket Book with the contents to the subscriber, shall be reasonable rewarded. Jude GOODALE, Tunkhannock.

An infant son of Dr. S. T. BARSTOW died lately at Wysox. (no date)

5 June 1812

Caution: All Persons are hereby cautioned against taking an assignment of a certain Note which I gave to Calvin WHEELOCK, dated sometime in Feb. 1810, to be paid in Oct. 1812, for sixty-seven Dollars, fifteen Cents, as I have not received any thing for said Note, I am determined not to pay it unless compelled by law. Thaddeus PRENTICE, Braintrim.

We are authorised to say, that a partnership does not exist between the Proprietors of the Kingston Paper Mill, as mentioned in the advertisement hitherto published in the Gleaner.

Was Found, On the 21st April last by the subscriber near his Saw Mill on the Turnpike Road, a Pillow Case, containing two Work Bags, with sundries therein, two silk and one calico gowns, two Shawls, and a sundry other women’s apparel. Also some dollars &c. in silver, and a Note of hand given by James BARTON to Mary OVERFIELD. The owner by proving property, and paying the expence can have the said Goods on application to me at my house. Jacob MERWINE.

Notice. Whereas by An Act of the General Assembly of Pennsylvania, passed on the 13 March 1812, entitled “An act to authorize the governor to incorporate a company for making an artificial road from, at, or near the village of Belmont, in the county of Wayne, in a southwardly directions along or near the course of the north and south State road, until it shall intersect the Easton and Wilkesbarre turnpike road in Northampton county.” Miers FISHER, John READ, Peter S. DUPONCEAU, Stephen GIRARD, Benjamin TILGHMAN, of Philadelphia, Conrad KRIDER, John ROSS, George KELLER, Samuel REESE and Adam HECKMAN, of Northampton county; Samuel STANTON, Thomas MEREDITH, Asa STANTON and Joseph WOODBRIDGE, of Wayne county, were appointed commissioners to do and perform the several things therein mentioned. Notice is hereby given, that in pursuance of the directions of the said act, books for the purpose of receiving subscriptions to the stock of said company, will be opened at the Merchants’ Coffee House in the City of Philadelphia; at the Easton Hotel, in the borough of Easton, in the county of Northampton, and at the house of Samuel STANTON in the village of Belmont, County of Wayne on Monday the 8th June next, at which time and place two or more of the said Commissioners will attend as directed by said act. By order of the Commissioners. Benj. TILGHMAN, Secretary.

At Norwich, Conn. On the 22nd inst. Elihu TOWNSEND of New-York of the house of K. & E. TOWNSEND & Co. married to Miss Eliza NEVINS, of the former place.

Died suddenly — Thomas FANNING, Esq. (No date or place of death)

12 June 1812

Carding Machine. The Subscriber informs the Public that his Carding Machine, in Kingston is in complete repair, where work will be done in the best manner, and or the shortest notice. Wool will be taken at the Store of ROBINSON & KING in Wilkes-Barre, and returned there when carded. The price will be 8 cents per lb. Pay down, or 10 cents, if charged. Isaac HOLLISTER, Kingston.

19 June 1812

Estate of Thomas DAVENPORT, late of Plymouth Twp., requests payments and claims. John DAVENPORT, Thomas DAVENPORT, Robert DAVENPORT, Jesse FELL, Executors.

Take Notice. Those Customers that pay me for my work, are entitled to my sincere thanks, and those that do not pay me, must settle their accounts soon, and then they can get more work. Wm. BARKER, Kingston.

26 June 1812

This is to certify that by the use of Dr. Asa JOHNSON’S Fever Drink, my wife, Catharine, has recovered from a state of great indisposition of body, beyond everyone’s expectation; so that for some months she has been able to do her house work and take care of her family — she was confined to the bed a great portion of her time for twenty years, and for part of the time could not turn herself without help; and she thinks she has received the cure from the use of said Fever Drink. Jonah and Catharine ROGERS, Plymouth, Luzerne Co.
Also giving accounts of above medicine:
Artimesa PRESTON, Huntington, Luzerne Co.;
Benjamin, son of James PETERMAN , John WHITEMAN, Elizabeth KEELER, Christian
LAUBACH, Charity HESS, Jacob STOCKER, Catharine ROBINS, Grace STONE, Jesse PENNINGTON, Jonathan COLLEY, all of Fishingcreek Twp., Northumberland Co.;
Margaret RAKER, of Muncy Twp., Lycoming Co.;
Christopher WINNARD, Jesse HARRIS, James STACKHOUSE, Tamor ROBBINS, Andrew LUNGER, Sarah HANE, Anala BASFORD, Catharine WOOD, all of Greenwood Twp., Northumberland Co.;
John LYON, son of John ROSE, all of Derry Twp., Northumberland Co.;
Rachel ROSE, of Danville, Northumberland Co.
Barbary SMITH, of Northumberland Co.
Hannah HOLMAN, Thompson’s Town, Juniatta

Kingston Building Lots For Sale — Sixty Four Lots for building in Kingston Twp., opposite the great Raft and Ark Eddy at Forty-Fort. Some lots have buildings erected on them. The draft and plan of the whole Town Plot, which will give a full and satisfactory description of the lots, with their situation, can be seen by applying to the subscriber. A large house, which has heretofore been occupied as a Tavern and Store, and other lands adjoining the above, will be sold or rented, for all of which the payments will be made easy. Also, a tract of land situated in Solon Twp., Chenango Co., NY, containing six hundred acres, for sale. Philip JACKSON, Kingston.

Mail Stage. The Subscriber informs his friends and the Public that he has commenced running a Stage from Wilkes-Barre to Painted Post, in the state of New-York, once a week. All those who wish to have a passage, shall be accommodated in the best manner. The Stage starts every Saturday at 7 o’clock A. M. Coonrod TEETOR.

Declaration of War — An Act declaring War between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and the dependencies thereof, and the Untied State of America and their Territories., has been passed.

3 July 1812

Federal and Constitutional Republicans, Friends of Peace, Commerce and Freedom, You are invited, one and all, to join in Celebration of the glorious Anniversary of American Independence, on 4th July next, at the house of John P. ARNTS. John EVANS, Garrick MALLERY, Charles MINER, Committee of Arrange’t.

Lyman SHOLES to Miss Fanny FELL, married in Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday evening last, by Rev. BIDLACK

Mrs. STERLING, wife of Daniel STERLING, died at Braintrim (no date)

Mason F. ALDEN died. (no date)

Lyman SHOLES, Saddler & Harness Maker, has commenced business at his shop on the Public Square, Wilkesbarre.

10 July 1812

Notice — Those who are indebted to J. & W. BARNES, on account for the late firm of BARNES< TRACY & Co. are solicited to call and settle their accounts agreeable to the subjoined article. James BARNES, 16 June 1812. The copartnership of BARNES, TRACY, & Co. is this day dissolved by mutual consent. All concerns relative to the Partnership, are to be settled by James BARNES. James BARNES, Peleg TRACY and William BARNES, Wilkes-Barre, 14 Oct. 1811.

Estate of Mason F. ALDEN, late of Braintrim Twp., request payments and claims. Mary ALDEN, Wm. T. ALDEN, Admin’rs., Braintrim.

Beech and Maple Lands. The Subscriber as Agent ot John B. WALLACE, Esq., offers for sale to actual settlers, on easy terms, about 14,000 acres of land situated on the head waters of Meshoppen and Hop-bottom Creeks, in the township of Bridgewater, Susquehanna Co. This body of land originally consisted of 29,000 acres, more than half of which has been purchased and settled by industrious Farmers from the state of Connecticut. Also as Agent to Col. PICKERING and the Heirs of Gen. HAMILTON, about 10,000 Acres, situated on the waters of Snake Creek, in Bridgewater Township and Lawsville in said county. This body of land is surveyed into small farm lots of about 100 acres each, for the convenience of settlers. Putnam CATLIN.

Great Bargains. A Vendue will be held at the Public House of Peter GALLAGHER, on Saturday the 18th inst. for the sale of a number of building lots, in the Borough of Wilkesbarre. One of the lots is admirably situated for a brick or tan-yard. Terms remarkably accommodating.

Dead Letters, Wilkes-Barre Post Office, July 1st:
Polly W. ABBOTT
Milbre BURGET
Henry BROWN
John BIDLACK
Rachael BROOKS
Benj. BOLTON
Samuel BAIRD
Timothy BARNES
Stephen BARNES
Moses BLACKLEY
Mary Ann CORTRIGHT
Bathsheba COTTLE
Elisha COLE
Saml. CALLENDER
Danl. CRANMER
Thos. DAVIS
Benj. DRAKE
Ira FARIS
John FIX
Thos. GRAHAM
Wyllys HYDE
Wyman GRIFFIN
Jona. HANCOCK
Martin HIRT
Oliver HELME
Jno G. HANTZE
Saml. HEPBURN
David HOLLINGSWORTH
Elisha HITCHCOCK
Lathan HEWIT
Betsy HEATH
Israel HEWITT
John HEWER
Sally JEWITT
William JENNISON
Jno. JACOBS Jr.
Jno JONES
Jno. KENNEDY
Emanuel KICKENDALE
Jesse KEESEY
Jno. KENNEDY
Christn. LUEDER
Jas. LOCHADE
Madm. Cath. LATRAMBLE
Conrad LINES
Alonzo DE LUCE
Henry MACK
Romeidge MILLER
Betsey MARCY
Tho. OSBORN
Hibbard PRESTON
B. PERRY
Jas. MEARS
George PATRICK
Thos. QUICK
John ROBINSON
James REEDER
Saml. ROBERTS
Thomas SHEPHERD
Elizabeth SILL
Frederick SMITH
David SMITH
Benj. STID
James H. SENTER
Conrad TEETOR
Edwin TRACY
Sarah TYSON
Thos. WILLIAMS
Phineas WIMAN
Joshua WYETH
John WOODBERRY
David S. WAKLEE
Rachel WHITE
Roswell WELLES
John KIMBERLINE
Jacob CIST, P. M.

17 July 1812

Notice — All who are indebted to Dr. S. HAYDEN, are requested to settle their accounts, either by Note or payment, by the first of August next. Those who slight this invitation will have their accounts left with an Attorney for Collection. Samuel HAYDEN, Braintrim.

Letters on Hand July 1st at the Tunkhannock Post Office:
Paris ALDRICH, Rush
Isaac BROOKS
Mary BEACH, Beach Grove
Lott BREESE, Kingston
Joseph Camp
Andrew CANFIELD, Rush
Abraham FOSBARY
William GRANGER, Rush
Myron KASSON, Bridgewater
Sidney KNOWLTON, Rush
J. MEYER, Keelersferry
W. KEELER, Keelsersferry
Loami MOTT
Dawid (?) OWEN
Isreal RUSSEL, Rush
Hezekiah REED
Isaac STONE
Seth TAYLOR
Leman TURRELL
Nathan YOUNG, Rush

Wanted Immediately, 4 Journeymen Boot & Shoemakers, to whom good encouragement will be given, if they can come well recommended. William SNYDER, Sheshequin (4 miles below Tioga Point)

Letters remaining in the Post Office at Pittston, July 1st:
Elizabeth BROWN
Huldah BROWN
David C. BALDWIN
Catharine CORTRIGHT
Silas CORAY
Enos FINCH
Jonas HALSTEAD
Comfort SHAW

Letters on hand, Post Office, Kingston, July 1st:
James MEARS
Wm. MAGILL
Guy C. CLARK
Isaac CARVER
John DANIELS
Sarah EBBERT
John JOSEPH
Aaron PERKINS
Adam SHAFER
Belding SWETLAND
Henry TUTTLE
Morgan YOUNG
Enos WESTOVER
John WEEKS
H. BUCKINGHAM, P. M.

24 July 1812

Notice — The Public are hereby cautioned against purchasing certain Lands in Luzerne County, advertised for Sale by the Sheriff of said County, on the 4th day of August next, in virtue of the Testatum Venditioni Exponas issued at the suit of Moses RUSH, against John BOYD, Administrator of Samuel WALLACE, deceased; the said lands being the property of Samuel MEREDITH and George CLYMER. Thomas MEREDITH, agent.

5 Dollar Reward — Strayed from the enclosure of the Subscriber on the 18th May last, a small Red Ox, seven years old last spring. The above reward will be given to any person who will return said Ox. James SMILEY, Tunkhannock.

31 July 1812

Appointments by the Governor:

Charles FRAZIER, Prothonotary, Register , Recorder, &c. of Susquehanna Co.

William THOMPSON and Davis DIMOCK, Associate Judges of the same county.

Taken up by the Subscriber about the last of June, at Plymouth, a Raft of hewn timber, with a quantity of white oak Staves on board. The owner is to prove property; pay charges and take it away. Apply to Capt. S. VANLOON, at Plymouth, or to the Subscriber in Wilkes-Barre. Reuben THOMPSON

7 Aug. 1812

Thomas B., 16 year old son of John STIVERS, died at Newport on Monday the 29th ult.

A son of John CAREY, deceased, died lately after a long and painful illness. (no date or first name)

Peace, Commerce & Freedom — There were at the meeting, the proceedings of which we publish below, about 200 citizens. John CAREY, an old revolutionary soldier and patriot, presided. Mr. CAREY, has taken but little part in politics for many years, and has long been considered on the Democratic side, but now, where he sees the liberties for which he fought and bled, endangered by the imprudent conduct of the men in authority, he frankly expresses his opinion, that the interest of the nation will be promoted by a change of men and measures. Thousands who have heretofore voted for the men in power, entertain the same opinion with Mr. CAREY, and will step for the friends of Peace, Commerce and Freedom. Dark as is the present hour a ray of hope, breaks thro ’the gloom. Our elections are the strong holds of freedom. Let the people awake their true interests and the republic safe. Electors of the Counties of Luzerne, Susquehanna and Bradford Counties, met at the courthouse in Wilkes-Barre:
John CAREY appointed Chairman
Alekr. JAMESON chosen Secretary.
Ebenr. BOWMAN, Nathan BEACH and Isaac A. CHAPMAN, Committee to draft resolutions expressing the sense of said meeting.

Notice — The partnership of VOGEL and ANDERSON was dissolved on the 11th June by mutual consent. The Hatting Business, will be carried on by Hugh H. ANDERSON, at the old stand where work will be finished in the neatest manor.

New Tavern — The Subscriber informs the public that he has opened a House of Entertainment, on the east side of Centre Square, in the borough of Wilkes-Barre, sign of the Farmer and Mechanic; where he hopes by keeping a good assortment of Liquors, the other Refreshments, to merit and receive a portion of the public calls. Peter GALLAGHER.

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