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1812 Gleaner (Aug-Dec)

Gleaner 1812 (Aug-Dec)

FRIDAY EVENING PUBLICATION
PUBLISHED BY MINER & RUTLER

14 Aug. 1912

Caleb BROWN to Miss Sally BATES, married at Tunkhannock, on Sunday the 26th July by Rev. Newton SMITH

Miles AVERY to Miss Betsy SMITH, at Tunkhannock by Cyrus AVERY, Esq. (no date)

Notice — The Co-Partnership of the late firm of DELAMANOM & Co. is this day dissolved by mutual consent. Those indebted to said Firm by Book Accounts, Notes, &c. will settle and make payment to Lewis DELAMANOM; who will continue to transact the business as usual. Lewis DELAMANOM, & Co., Wilkesbarre, Aug. 10.

Stray Sheep — Came to the premises of the Subscriber about the middle of July last, Four Sheep. The owner is requested to prove property, pay charges and take them away. James BROWN, Pittston.

Estate of Thomas BRINK, late of Orwell Twp., requests payments and claims. John TAYLOR, Admin., Wyalusing.

Turnpike Notice — Whereas by an Act of the General Assembly of Pennsylvania, passed on the 31st day of March, 1812, entitled “An Act to enable to Governor to incorporate a company for making an artificial road, by the best and nearest route, from the town plot of New-Baltimore, in the county of Bradford to the New Milford Turnpike, at or next the first mile stone of said turnpike,” William MYER, Theron DARLING and Parly COBURN, of the County of Bradford and John P. ARNDT and Benjamin DORRANCE of the County of Luzerne 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 house of Jacob MYER, in Wysox, the 3rd Monday in September, and at the house of John P. ARNDT, in Wilkesbarre, the same day, at which time and place, two or more of the said Commissioners will attend as directed by the said act.

21 Aug. 1812

Notice — The Baptist Church of Christ at Bridgewater, in the County of Susquehanna, and State of Pennsylvania, having received correct information, that there is a report in circulation in the county of Luzerne, and in some parts of the State of New York, that our beloved Elder Davis DIMOCK, has preached doctrine denying the divinity of Christ; and that at one time a large number of his hearers left the house where he was preaching; and that the church had taken up the matter, and entered into labor with him, but got no satisfaction, and some say they heard the Church had excommunicated him; some have heard there was a difficulty in the minds of the Church, and a labor taken with the Elder, but have not heard what he had done. We therefore believe it to be our duty, to do all within our power to stop the report that the evil consequences that naturally follow such reports, may be prevented. We therefore certify to all People, that we know no cause or ever occasion for such reports, and humbly request the Printers of Public Newspapers to give it one insertion in their papers. Done by order of the Church, July 12th. Stephen WILSON, Church Clerk.

I BOWMAN, has for sale at his Currying-Shop in Wilkesbarre, all kinds of leather, of the best quality.

Wanted, A Loan of A thousand or Fifteen Hundred Dollars, On a Mortgage of improved real Estate, worth double the sum, or more if required. Apply at this Office.

To The Public – The Subscriber has opened a house of Entertainment, at the sign of the Buck, at the corner of Northampton and Main-Streets, in the Borough of Wilkes Barre. He hopes by his care and attention to obtain the public patronage. Benjamin PERRY.

28 Aug. 1812

Notice — The Co-Partnership of J. J. WARD and A. S. ATKINS, Tailors, is this day dissolved by mutual consent, Wilkes-Barre, Aug. 22nd. N. B. Adna S. ATKINS will continue to carry on the business at the same stand, where he respectfully solicits the patronage of his friends an the public.

Attention Cavalry! The Troop of Horse, belonging to the 35th Regt. Penn. Militia, are requested to meet at the Court House in Wilkes-Barre, on Saturday the 5th day of September, completely equipped for exercise as the law directs. Isaac CARPENTER, Capt., Kingston.

John DENNISON to Miss Anna FREEMAN, married at Tunkhannock on the 23rd inst. by Rev. N. SMITH.

4 Sept. 1812

Mrs. Amos FELL, died at Pittston lately, she was formerly of Bucks Co. She was a woman highly esteemed by a large circle of acquaintances — and her exit in the midst of usefulness, is a cause of sincere regret to her family and friends.

Estate of David SMITH, late of Exeter Township, request payments and claims. Benjamin BAILY and Samuel CARVER, Admins.

11 Sept. 1812

Law of Pennsylvania. An act to improve the breed of sheep, in the counties of Luzerne, Northumberland and Delaware.
Sec. 1 Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in general assembly met, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, that no ram shall be permitted to run at large in the counties of Luzerne, Northumberland and Delaware, between the first day of August and the first day of December, under the penalty of two dollars, to be recovered from the owner of such ram, as debts of equal amount are recoverable in this commonwealth, and unless the said penalty be paid within three days after demand is made by the person taking up the same; Provided always that before demand is made as aforesaid, three days previous notice shall be given at ten of the most public places in the township where such ram was taken; & if no owner can be found in twenty days after such notice, as aforesaid, the ram shall be forfeited, and become the property of the then possessor. John TODD, Speaker, of the House of Representatives and P. C. LANE, Speaker of the Senate. Approved — the 27 March, 1812. Simon SNYDER.

Eleazer CARY to Miss Frances SLOCUM, at Pittston (no date)

Joseph A. LYMAN, of Bridgewater to Miss Ann, daughter of Elihu HALL, of Braintrim, at Braintrim by Rev. KIMBERLANE (no date)

To Be Sold at Public Vendue, On the north-side of Public Square in Wilkesbarre, on Thursday the 24th and Friday the 25th Sept. A Quantity of Merchandize, Consisting of Clothes, Calicoes, Vestings, Velvets, Shawls, Handkerchiefs, Ribbons, Hard-Ware, Combs, Books, Medicine, Groceries, Paints, Clocks, Rum and Molasses Casks, with many other articles, to tedious to mention. The above will be sold on credit. Terms made known on the day of the Sale by the Subscriber. Any Merchant that should be in want of any of the above Articles, can be furnished at a lower rate, than they can be had in Philadelphia. Elisha DELANO. N. B. The Subscriber flatters himself, that there will be no need of compulsory means being used to obtain settlements with his customers without delay.

Notice — The Commissioned and Staff Officers of the 45th Regiment, Pennsylvania Militia, are hereby directed to appear at the house of David OSTERHOUT, in Tunkhannock, on Monday the 28th day of Sept. inst. at 10 o’clock A. M. in complete uniform, with their arms for exercise, agreeable to law. D. B. WHEELER, Lieut. Col. 45th Reg., Pennsylvania Militia, Tunkhannock.

Notice to Aliens — The crisis requires, that the Laws of the United States should be enforced, so far as the national safety may require, relating to Alien Enemies. They are therefore hereby notified, that they may take the necessary steps to become Citizens. Josiah WRIGHT, D. M., Wilkesbarre.

To the Electors of Luzerne County. Observing in the Proclamation of the Sheriff that he has mentioned by one Commissioner to be chosen for Luzerne County at the next election. I therefore give this Publick Notice, that I shall consider my seat vacant when the County of Susquehanna is organised, I shall therefore decline holding a seat on the Commissioners Office after the next election. Thomas PARKE, Wilkes-Barre.

18 Sept. 1812

Sarah AYERS, widow, died at Plymouth on the 24th ult, aged 75 years

Mrs. Sarah, wife of Davis DIMOCK, died at Exeter, on Thursday the 3rd August, after a very long period of indisposition, aged 60 years.

Mrs. Grace, wife of James Le Ray de Chaumong, of Le Raysville, State of New-York, and daughter of Charles COX, of New-Jersey, died at Geneva (in Switzerland) on the 14th April last.

Mrs. FISH, died at Kingston on Saturday last, at an advanced age.

Notice — Is hereby given to all concerned, that after the first day of October next, all Notes for Discount must be presented at the Bank on Wednesday preceding Discount Day before 3 o’clock of said day. Per Order of the Board, John BETTLE, Cash’r, Office of D. & D., Wilkes-Barre.

25 Sept. 1812

Last Notice — All persons indebted to the Subscriber, are requested to make immediate payment ot Jacob & Joseph SINTON. Those who neglect will find their Accounts in the hands of a Magistrate very soon. Grain at the market price will be received. Sidney TRACY, Wilkes-Barre

At a Meeting of Delegates from most of the townships in Susquehanna County, convened at the house of Isaac POST, in Bridgewater, on Sept. 14th, John TYLER, was called to the Chair and Isaac A. CHAPMAN, chosen Secretary. Resolved unanimously that we recommend to the consideration of our fellow citizens, the following persons as candidates, to be supported at the next General Election for the offices annexed to their names:
Commissioners: Myron KASSON, Caleb RICHARDSON, JR., Joshua W. RAYNESFORD
Sheriff: John CARPENTER, Edward FULLER
Coroner: Joseph WASHBURNE, Rufus LINES

At a Meeting of the Delegates form the Townships of Wyalusing, Towanday and Wysox, at the house of William MEANS, Esq., on the 14th Sept., to nominate suitable persons for County Officers, for the County of Bradford. Jonathan TERRY, Esq. was called to the Chair and Ebenezer B. GREGORY, appointed Secretary. Recommended are:
Commissioners: Clement PAINE, William MYER, Justus GAYLORD, Jr.
Sheriff: John TAYLOR, of Wyalusing and Abner C. ROCKWELL, of Towanday
Coroner: Reuben HALE, Esq.

Gilbert SMITH, died in this town (no date)

A. C. STEWART, Attorney at Law, married to the amiable Mrs. Rachel MILLER, daughter of Capt. F. CRISMAN, of Hanover (no date)

Valuable Property for Sale:
1. That well known stand for Water Works, in Pittston Twp., on the Lackawanna, known by the name of Wright’s Forge. It is the best situation for Mills and Manufactories of every description in the county. On the premises are a Forge, at which is now made considerable quantities of Iron, three good Saw Mills, now in operation; a large quantity of Wood Land; and a valuable house now occupied as a Tavern; This tract contains about 250 acres.
2. In the same township about 1800 acres of land, well timbered, not under improvement
3. A Farm in said township, containing about 500 acres, about half a mile from the Forge, 200 of which are under improvement. On this Farm is an Orchard, much valuable meadow, a house, barn, &c.
4. About 250 acres of land in said township, on this farm is an Orchard and a small but valuable improvement
5. The excellent Farm on which the Subscriber lives, called Wright’s-Ville, situated in Wilkesbarre, about two miles from the court-house. This farm contains about 1000 acres of land, a large part of which is excellent for meadow, ploughing and pasture. ON the premises are a large and complete Grist Mill, with a superior pair of Burr stones, a pair of common, and a small pair for hulling buckwheat, four good bolts; the whole is complete order. A Saw Mill entirely new, four dwelling houses, four barns, together with other Out-houses, Orcharding, &c. Possession will be given in the Spring.

The Subscriber will also sell all his stock, farming utensils, &c. The Terms will be one third cash down, one third in a year, and the remaining third in two years, with interest secured on the place.
Thomas WRIGHT, Wrights-Ville.

Notice — The Partnership of George and Charles LANE, this day is dissolved by mutual consent. Business will in the future be conducted by George LANE, Plymouth

2 Oct. 1812

Bradford Meeting – A meeting of Delegates of six township in the Co. of Bradford, held at the house of Ebenezer B. GREGORY, Towandee Twp., on Sept. 26, selected and nominated a number of suitable persons qualified to fill several offices, necessary at the commencement and official organization of the County of Bradford. Col. Joseph KINGSBURY was called to the Chair and William F. DININGER, appointed Secretary. The following were chosen:
Sheriff: John SPALDING, 2d, Abner C. ROCKWELL
Commissioners: Joseph KINNEY, Esq., William MYER, Esq., Justus GAYLORD, June.
Coroner: Harry SPALDING, John TAYLOR, Wyalusing.

Calvin SUMMERS to Miss Polly BARNUM, at Lawsville, Susquehanna Co. (no date)

Mr. RIDER, died at Nicholson at an advanced age.

Public Meeting – Delegates from several townships in Luzerne and Susquehanna, convened at the house of Charles OTIS, Tunkhannock Twp., on Sept. 16th. Present were from Luzerne Co: Benjamin SLOCUM, Joseph WRIGHT and Jonathan BUKELEY. From Susquehanna Co.: Richard BARNUM, Obadiah CARPENTER and Isaac A. Chapman. Jonathan BULKELEY was appointed Chairman and Isaac A. CHAPMAN, Secretary. The following were elected: Senate: Nathan PALMER Also that Joseph WRIGHT and Thomas PARKE, be Delegates to represent these counties to form at ticket for the Congressional District to be held at the house of John BROWN, Berwick, on 26th inst.

Public Meeting – Delegates from several townships in Luzerne Co. met at the Court House I Wilkes Barre on Aug. 5th, John CAREY was called to the chair and Jesse FELL appointed secretary. Cornelius CORTRIGHT, Esq., was chosen to be placed on the ticket for County Commissioner for three years and Col. Napthali HURLBUT to be placed on ticket for County Commissioner for one year. On motion and seconded, voted that Henry BUCKINGHAM, George MILLER and Joseph JAMESON be placed on Ticket as Auditors.

9 Oct. 1812

American Republican Meeting was held at the house of John MINTZ, Innkeeper at Towanda Twp., Sept. 29th by a large number of citizens. Silas SCOVEL was called to the chair and Joshua WYETH, appointed Secretary. John MINSK? was chosen for sheriff of Bradford Co. and Eliphalet MASON, Jesse HANCOCK and Isaac CHAPEL as Commissioners. Jacob BOWMAN for Coroner.

Daniel COLLINGS to Miss Melinda, daughter of Maj. E. BLACKMAN, in this town, last evening.

Elias HOYT, merchant of Kingston to Miss Polly WESTON, of Bridgewater, at Bridgewater on Friday last.

Letters on hand at the Pittston Post-Office, Oct. 1st:
Elizabeth BENNET
David C. BALDWIN
David BROWN
Thomas EVANS
Elijah SILSBEE
Josiah SQUIRES
Miner SEARLE
Comfort SHAW, Exeter
John VAUGHT, Capouse
Lewis WORRELL
E. CAREY, P. M.

Secure the Robbers! $50 Reward. Last night between the hours of 10 and 1 o’clock, the house of the subscriber was broken open by some persons unknown, and a large desk taken out between thirty and forty rods, and there broken open, and $500, or thereabouts in Silver and Gold taken out and carried off, together with one of the small drawers, in which was one ticket in the Susquehanna Lottery, No. not recollected; and also one surtout coat, almost new, made of black home-made fulled cloth, lined with yellow flannel, with small pewter buttons, with wire eyes. Whoever will discover and secure the said robbers so that they may be brought to justice and the property recovered, shall have the above reward, or a part in proportion to the money recovered, and the thankful acknowledgements of the subscriber. John PHILIPS, Pittston.

Vendue will be sold at the subscriber’s house on Tuesday 20th inst, at 10 o’clock, a variety of household and kitchen furniture, among which are beds and bedding, desk and book case, tables &c. M. HOLLENBACK, Jr. Any person having demands against him is requested to present them as soon as convenient.

Public Sale on Oct. 19th at the house of Col. George P. RANSOM, Plymouth, will be sold to the highest bidder, a raft of pine timber (hewed) and a quantity of Oak Staves. Stephen VANLOON, Reuben THOMPSON, John SHAW.

16 Oct. 1812

Letters on hand at the Post-Office, Kingston on Oct. 1st:
Elisha ATHERTON
Elisha ATHERTON 2nd
Amy AVERY
Samuel BREES
Lot BREES
Hannah BLANCHARD
John BRUNGIS
Benjamin DORRANCE
Cynthia DRAKE
Amos JACKSON
John LEE
Darius LANDON
Archippus PARRISH
George PATRICK
Zeriah PATRICK
Abraham PYKE
Mary STERNS
Elizabeth SHOEMAKER
Philip SHAVER
H. BUCKINGHAM, P. M.

Letters on hand at the Post-Office, Plymouth, on Oct. ?:
Eleazor LEDOM, Plymouth
Henry HEPLER, Salem
Noah BIGLOW
Solomon TRESCOTT, Huntington
Peter BRINK, do
Richard DODSON, do
Thomas Holmes, do
Peter WIANT, do
Rev. BIDLACK, Kingston
C. LANE, P. M.

23 Oct. 1812

Ira CORY to Miss Maria ATHERTON, at Providence by J. FELLOWS, Esq.

Miss Ellen CHERRY, died in this town, after a lingering illness (no date)

Elijah BARNUM, died in Tunkhannock, aged 32 years (no date)

Luzerne Election: The following were elected:
Assembly: Benjamin DORRANCE and Charles MINER
Commissioner (3 years): Cornelius Courtright (1 year): Napthali HURLBUT
Auditors: George MILLER, Henry BUCKINGHAM and Joseph JAMESON

Land for Sale by the subscriber, Zebulon MARCY, Tunkhannock:
#1) One tract of land containing 372 acres, 123 perches. One extraordinary good saw-mill, one good grist-mill, a blacksmith shop, with trip-hammer and boring machine, all in good order. The gristmill and shop subject to a lease until April next. Possession of Land, house, barn, sawmill &c. immediately given.
#2) One tract containing 462 acres, 32 perches, with a house and small improvement, lying on the post-road, both in township of Putnam, held by certificate.
#3) 1147 acres, 34 perches, held by Sheriff’s deed, bearing date 19 Sept. 1803, all taxes regularly paid, as by receipt will appear, thro’ which the post road now passes, and a turnpike already laid out.
#4) One undivided half of one other tract, containing 312 acres and 33 perches, held by patent, well situated on the public road, with a small improvement &c. For particulars apply to the owner living within about three miles of the most remote.

6 Nov. 1812

Deed Lost – Lost at Archippus PARISH’S Tavern in Kingston, on 18th Sept. last, or between there and Keeler’s Ferry, in Exeter. The said Deed from Jesse FELL, of Wilkesbarre, to Thomas MITCHELL, of Tunkhannock. Whoever finds the Deed, and will give information so that the Subscriber can get it, shall receive a reasonable reward from the subscriber. Thomas MITCHELL, Tunkhannock.

Estate of E. BARNUM, late of Tunkhannock Twp., requests payments and claims. Richard BARNUM, Exec.

Calvin EDWARDS, Taylor, informs his friends and the public in general, that, having lately engaged a new Journeyman direct from Philadelphia, he will be enabled to do work in the newest style, and most approved fashions. Gentlemen favoring him with their custom may rely on having their work done with the utmost neatness and dispatch. Wilkes-Barre

Tavern – The subscriber informs the Public that he has taken the tavern, lately occupied by William C. JOHNSON, 3rd door below the Public Square, Main Street, Wilkes-Barre, where he intends keeping good accommodations for all civil people, who may please to favor him with their custom. Nothing uncivil will be countenanced, as he is determined to keep his House quiet and peaceable. Elisha DELANO.

Election Returns for Luzerne Co.

Will be sold by Public Vendue at the late dwelling house of Elijah BARNUM, deceased, in Tunkhannock Twp., on Nov. 20th at 10 o’clock A. M., all the personal property of said Elijah BARNUM, deceased. Consisting of one horse, one cow and calf, one wagon and one cart, sawed timber in a barn, beds and bedding and household furniture, and a number of other articles too tedious to mention. Richard BARNUM, Exec., Tunkhannock.

Notice – The public are informed that the subscriber has come to a determination to resume the practice of the Law; and will faithfully attend to any business in the line of his profession which may be intrusted to his charge. Nathan PALMER, Wilkes-Barre

18 Nov. 1812

Notice. The undersigned informs all persons indebted for goods delivered at Pittston Store, that in consequence of a settlement of the business which he has transacted for Allen JACK, Esq., it has become necessary that their accounts should be settled immediately. E. CAREY, Pittston. N. B. After the first of January next the accounts and notes will no longer remain in my hands for collection.

Lands for Sale:
#1) An undivided and equal half-part of 5 tracts held in company with the heirs of Josiah HAINES, late of Northumberland, deceased, containing in the whole 1832 acres, situated in Derry Twp., Northumberland Co. (was purchased from John BRADY in 1795, viz. $1 per acre)
#2) 3400 acres in one body, situated on the head waters of the south branch of Towandee, on or near the head waters of Loyalsock, Bradford Co. the Susquehanna and Tioga Turnpike road, will run thro’ or near these lands. They are near the 11 mile tree, from the forks of Towandee and about 15 miles from the mouth. Apply to: Casper W., Luke W., Isaac W., Isreal W. MORRIS, executors of Samuel W. MORRIS, deceased, Philadelphia.
#3) Tract of good land, called “Greenfield”, containing 310 acres, patented in 1776, situated on the heads of Sugar Run, in Bald Eagle Twp., Centre Co.
#4) One tract containing 304+ acres, taken up in 1776 by Daniel REES, situated on the branch of Shickshinny, in Wyoming twp., Luzerne Co., supposed to be about 10 miles from Berwick being the same place, on which John WANDELL now (or lately) resides. Apply to William Cox ELLIS, at Muncy, who is fully authorized to dispose of the two last mentioned tracts to Jacob & Joseph SINTON, at Wilkes-Barre, or Isaac W. MORRIS, No. 144, South 4th St., Philadelphia.

Letters on Hand at the Post-Office, Wilkesbarre on Nov. 1st:
John P. ARNDT
Hugh ANDERSON
Philip ABBOT
David ALLEN
J. J. BLANCHARD
Eleazer BLACKMAN
David BOWDEN
William BENNET
Jacob BORGARDUS
Josiah BOSTWORTH
Eleazer BROWN
Franklin BLACKMAN
Commissioners of Luz. Co.
David CROCKET
Solomon CHAPIN
Stephen COLLINS
Guy S. CLARK
James CROCKET
Louis DELAMANON
JohnDAVIS
Almira DELANO
Leeonard DEVINS
James DECKER
Benja. DECKER
Thomas EAGER
John FOX
Elizabeth GRIFFIN
John DANIELS
Jacob HOUSEMAN
Benja. K. HAYDEN
William M. HART
James HUGHES
George HODGKISS
Jabez HYDE
Philip Andrew JONES
Elizabeth JACKSON
John KENNEDY
Jesse KEESY
Stephen C. KING
Daniel KEESY
David KING
James LACY
Ann LOTHROP
Rachel MILLER
Samuel MURPHY
John MILLS
Patrick M’ALLENY
JohnS. MOYER
Nathan PALMER
Artimesa PRESTON
Major ROTHBUN
William RUSSELL
Ann RILEY
Ichabod HARDING
Joseph SLOCUM
Christian SARVER
Thomas HARDING
Gilbert SMITH
Jesse SMITH
Frederick SMITH
William TURNBULL
Edwin TRACY
Barnard ULP
Benja. VANDEMARK
Sally VANDEMARK
Noah WADHAMS
Henry WELLES
John WALKER
Hiram WARD
Eliza WILCOX
Henry YOUNG
Robert YOUNG
Jacob CIST, P. M.

A New Fulling Mill. The subscriber informs his friends that he has built anew mill, half a mile south from where the old mill stood, which is now running and ready to receive cloth. Having been to New York and purchased all kinds of Dye-stuff, and a new Shearing Machine, he will be enabled to do work in the neatest manner. Grain, Lumber, or any other merchantable produce will be taken in payment, but no trust given. He will receive cloth at Robinson & King’s store, Wilkesbarre, and at Mr. CAREY’S Store in Pittston, and will be returned to each place when dressed. Each piece of Cloth must be marked with cotton or linen. Lot BREES, Kingston.

20 Nov. 1812

Strayed from the enclosure of the subscriber in Newport, a red steer, two years old this fall, without any particular mark. Whoever will return the said steer shall be generously rewarded. Abraham WILLIAMS, Newport.

Strayed from the Plantation of the subscriber on or about the first of October last, a dark bay mare, about 14 hands high, stout built, natural trotter, with a star in her forehead, and square dock, her back much galled with the saddle, and barefoot. Also a last Spring’s horse colt, of middling size, with a strip in his forehead, and some white hairs can be discovered on close examination; the colt id not belong to the mare. Whoever will give information, or return them to the subscriber in Braintrim Twp., Luzerne Co., shall receive a reasonable reward for their trouble. Daniel STERLING. It is supposed that they have gone into the State of New York, as they came from Owego.

Amos BRANCH, of Plainfield to Miss Henrietta, second dau. of Lemuel DORRANCE, Esq., late of Sterling, Conn., in Sterling Conn. (no date)

Paul KEELER, died in Exeter, aged 66 years (no date)

27 Nov. 1812

To men of Patriotism Courage and Enterprize!! Every able bodied man who shall be enlisted for the army of the US, for the term of 5 years, will be paid a bounty of $16 and whenever he shall have served the term for which he enlisted, or obtained an honorable discharge, stating that he had faithfully performed his duty whilst in service, he shall be allowed and paid in addition to the aforesaid bounty, three months pay, and 160 acres of land and in case he should be killed in action or die in the service, his heirs and representatives will be entitled to the said three months pay and 160 acres of land to be designated, surveyed, and laid off at the public expense. For the sake of those who may not prefer a term of service for 5 years, government allows a period of enlistment for 18 months, still offering the same rich compensation as above specified, except the donation of land. Those who may feel any interest in the welfare of our common country, will embrace the present opportunity of showing their patriotism by enlisting themselves under the banners of the US. Those who may not be impelled by these motives, may find means in the same employment of satisfying their wants – enlarging their fortunes, or gratifying their passion for pleasure: For which they will make immediate application to the subscriber. Robert GRAY, Capt. 16th Reg. US Infantry, Commanding Recruiting Rendezvous, Wilkesbarre.

House of Representatives of Pennsylvania
Northampton and Wayne: Daniel W. DINGHAM, Henry WINTERS, Abraham HORN, Philip SELLERS, S. STEIN
Northumberland: Samuel BOND, A. M’CLENACHAN, Leonard RUPERT, George KREMER
Luzerne: Benjamin DORRANCE and Charles MINER
Lycoming: Henry WELLES and John FORSTER

Ezra RITTY died at Sugar Creek at an advanced age. (no date)

Absconded from the house and service of the subscriber on the night of 25th October, Walker M. HINMAN, a lad in the 17th year of his age, light complexion, short hair, had on when he went away, a blue coat, striped vest, tow trowsers, old shoes and shirt, wolled hat half worn; some other apparel taken, not at present recollected so as to describe it. These are therefore to forbid all persons harboring or trusting said lad on the penalty of the law. John HINMAN, Wysox.

5 Dec. 1812

Jonathan O. MOSELEY Jr., of this county to Miss Dorothy TAYLOR, at East-Haddam, Conn. (no date)

The trustees and managers of the Wilkes-Barre Academy inform the public that the superintendence of the institution is now entrusted to Mr. JENNISON, for a permanent engagement of three years at least.. Students will be instructed in all or any of the following branches, viz. Spelling, Reading, Penmanship, Book-keeping, Arithmetic, English Grammar, in its various parts, Geography and the use of the Globes, History, Composition, the Greek and Latin Languages in all their respective classical a—-ors, Rhetorick, Logic, Mathematics, in all the different branches, including Natural Philosophy and Astronomy and generally all the branches of science which are taught in any of the Academies of our Country. The studies of Scholars, if requested, will be so calculated, as to prepare them for an admission into any College, which may be desired; or the pupils by a longer continuance at the Academy may obtain the substance of a complete scientific education.

11 Dec. 1812

Hats of all kinds, for sale cheap for cash, at the house of Thomas INGERSOLL, Wilkes-Barre.

First & Last Notice – All persons indebted to the subscriber are earnestly requested to call and settle their accounts on or before the first day of January next. Those who neglect this notice will find their accounts in the hands of Thomas DYER, Esq. for collection. Edward FELL, Wilkesbarre.

Bridgewater & Wilkes Barre Turnpike – Stockholders are given notice that an election will be held on Jan. 4th at the Court House in Wilkesbarre for President and 12 managers, treasurer and such other officers as may be necessary to conduct the business of the company. Geo. DENISON, Secretary, Wilkesbarre.

Coshecton & Great Bend Turnpike – Stockholders are given notice that an election will be held on Jan. 4th at the house of Silvanus HATCH, Great Bend for the purpose of choosing the requisite officers to conduct business of the company for one year. Solomon MOORE, Secretary.

Milford & Owego Turnpike – Stockholders are given notice that an election will be held on the first Monday of January next for the annual election of officers at the house of Isaac POST in Bridgewater. Putnam CATLIN, Secretary.

18 Dec. 1812 (page 1 & 2 missing)

Invitation – All free and accepted Masons, with the fraternity of Lodge #61, are hereby invited to attend the Communication at our Lodge Room, the 28th inst. at 10 o’clock A. M. An appropriate Discourse will be delivered and the Society walk in procession to dine at Mr. ARNDT’S. Eleazer BLACKMAN, Thos. A. HELMS, T. B. OVERTON, Committee of Arrangements, Wilkesbarre.

Notice – The partnership of BARNUM and FELL, is this day dissolved by mutual agreement. All persons indebted to said firm are requested to make immediate payment to Zenus BARNUM. Zenus BARNUM & Aaron FELL, Pittston. Dec. 1812

$10 Reward. Deserted from the Recruiting Rehdezvous at this place, on the morning of the 16th inst., Thomas M’CAFFERY, aged 32 years, 5′ 10 /12″ high, brown complexion, blue eyes, brown hair, and by profession a cooper, had on when he left the barracks, an old brown coat, waistcoat not known, brown pantaloons, an old fur hat, short woolen stockings and coarse shoes. The above rewarded and all reasonable charges, will be paid for apprehending and delivering to any Military Officer in the service of the US, said deserter. Thos. A. HELMES, Capt. 1st Reg. L. D., Wilkesbarre.

25 Dec. 1812

Notice – Constables and others, holding Warrants for the Collection of Militia Fines in the 45th Reg. Penn. Militia are hereby notified that unless they pay the amount due on said Warrants to John BUCKINGHAM, Pay-Master, by the 16th Jan. next, they will be proceeded against according to Law. Captains who have not notified the Pay-Master to whom they have directed their Warrants, and have neglected taking proper means for collecting the fines in their respective companies, are likewise notified that unless th amount is paid in by the above time, they will be dealt with in the same way. D. B. WHEELER, Lieut. Col.

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