The Gleaner 1816
Published on Friday, at Wilkes-Barre
By Charles Miner
5 Jan. 1816
The Court Martial – Is to commence at 10 o’clock in the forenoon, on the 22nd of January, at Mrs. SCOVEL’S. This particular notice is given, because the blundering booby who prints the Democrat, has it, that the Court is to be held at ten o’clock P. M., that is, at night! Whether in a transient moment of honestly, he thought such a work of persecution ought to be carried on in the dark; or whether he really does not know the difference between P. M. and A. M. we pretend not to determine.
Married – In Germany, Sept. 17, the Arch-Duke Charles, brother of the Emperor of Austria, to Princess Henrietta Alexandrine Frederique Wilhelmine, dau. of the Prince of Nassau Weilburg. The bride groom’s age 44, the bride’s 18.
Married – In Lynn, Mr. “Uncle” Nehemiah BASSETT, aged 68, to Miss Nabby FERN, aged 25.
“Our Uncle” long had borne a lonely fare: And lingering hope just verg’d upon despair;
to ease a state he could not thus endure, He took Sweet Fern and found a lasting cure.
Died – In this Borough, on Tuesday last, Mrs. Anne, wife of Col. Eliphalet BULKELEY (formerly of Colchester, Con.) after an illness of a few days, aged 69 years. Of the deceased it may truly be said that through the course of a long life, she performed the interesting duties of her station, as became an affectionate wife – a kind mother – and an obliging friend.
Died – At Providence, Isaac FINCH (no date)
Died – At Pittston, Peter DECKER (no date)
Died – Mrs. Rebecca, wife of Mr. WORRELL (no date)
Died – A child of Jared MARCY, deceased (no date)
Died – At Kingston, Mrs. Sarah, wife of Belding SWETLAND (no date)
Died – John FREECE (no date)
Died – Mrs. OLIVER, wife of Nathaniel OLIVER (no date)
Died – In New York, the week ending December 16, there were 63 deaths – 17 of them by small pox – 14 by consumption (Norwich Courier)
Died – At Williamstown, Ms., on the 1st Dec. last, Rev. Walter KING.
Died – In Louisiana, Gen. Stephen A. HOPKINS, of Donaldsonville, an eminent Attorney. He was deliberately shot in the Court-house, with a pistol, by Pierre VALET, a Frenchman, against whom the general had obtained judgment. He was from New-England; left a disconsolate wife and was buried with military honors.
Died – In Maryland, at the seat of her brother (A. C. HANSON, Esq.) Mrs. Mary Jane, wife of Hon. Thomas P. GROSVENOR, member of Congress from New York.
Died – In Piermont, N. H., Dr. Lemuel WELLMAN, of “spotted fever,” which we lament to hear is again making its ravages in the interior. In the small town of Warren, the population of which, in 1810, was only 566 souls, no less than 27 persons died in the first three weeks of November.
Died – In Acton, Ms., James FLETCHER, 52. He was chopping the top of a tree which had been blown over by the great gale, and almost broke off high from the ground. When it fell, it fractured his skull and one leg in a shocking manner. He lived two days, but senseless. His death should put the most prudent on their guard when exposed to similar traps. of which our woods are full since the late tempest.
Died – At Griswold, Con., James KEIGWIN, aged 79 – Mr. Silas BATES, of Exeter, RI, aged 39. These two persons, and Jonathan PHILIPS, whose death was noticed in our last, were heads of families, and lived not more than 20 rods from each other. The disease of which they died, is supposed to have been the influenza.
Died – In New-York, midshipman Horatio STOCKTON, of the U. S. Navy, aged 18, son of Hon. Richard STOCKTON, of New-Jersey.
Jacob CIST, Esq., is appointed by the Commissioners, Treasurer of Luzerne County, vise Nathan PALMER, Esq., whose legal term of office has expired.
Court Martial – Will be convened at the house of Mrs. Thankful SCOVELL, in the township of Exeter, on the 22nd day of January next, at 10 o’clock A. M. for the trial of Delinquents and Deserters, who refused to march under General Orders dated October 15th, 1814 – consist of the following members, viz:
Col. Frederick BAILEY, President
Col. Isaac BOWMAN
Col. Isaac DIMMICK
Lt. Col. John BUCKINGHAM
Maj. John SNYDER
Maj. Oliver HELME
Maj. Joseph LOTT
Maj. Edward PACKER
Maj. Jeremiah BAKER
Capt. Hezekiah PARSONS
Capt. Henry GREEN
Capt. Homan MORGAN
Capt. Jasper FASSET
Capt. William C. TURRELL
Capt. Hiel TUPPER
Lieut. Josiah ROGERS
David SCOTT, Esq., Judge Advocate
Isaac POST, Inspector, 2nd Brig, 8th Division, P. M. N. B. Delinquents wishing the testimony of witnesses living at a distance, may save the expense of their attendance, by a seasonable application to the Judge Advocate for his consent to take their depositions before some magistrate living in the neighborhood of the witness.
At the Election for officers for the Easton and Wilkes-Barre Turnpike Road Company, for the ensuing year, held at the Court-house on the 1st inst., the following gentlemen were elected:
President – Lord BUTLER
Managers – John STODDERT, Philip MYERS, Nathan PALMER, Eleazer BLACKMAN, Benjamin
DORRANCE, John P. ARNDT, John W. ROBINSON, Garrick MALLERY, Thomas WRIGHT, Jesse FELL, Conrad SOX, George M. HOLLENBACK
Treasurer – Stephen TUTTLE
At a meeting of the Managers Benjamin PERRY was appointed Secretary.
Notice. A number of good as well as damaged Camp Kettles, with a small quantity of Powder, belonging to the state, will be sold at public or private sale, for the best prices that can be obtained, at the house of Jonathan HANCOCK, in Wilkes-barre, on the 23rd of January next, at 4 o’clock, P. M. Isaac POST, Inspector, 2nd Brig, 8th Division, P. M.
Public Notice. Notice is hereby given, that the Collector of the Revenue for the 20th Collection District of Pennsylvania, will attend at this office, in Wilkes-Barre, until the 16th day of January inst. At the house of Philip MYERS in Kingston, on Wednesday the 17th January inst. at ten o’clock in the forenoon. At the house of C. OTIS, at Tunkhannock, on Monday the 22nd January inst., at ten o’clock in the forenoon. In Susquehanna County at the Prothonotary’s Office at Montrose on Tuesday, the 234d January, inst. at ten o’clock in the forenoon. In Bradford County, at the Prothonotary’s office in Monmouth, on Monday the 29th January, inst., at ten o’clock in the forenoon.
At which several times and places, I will attend for the purpose of receiving the entry of carriages, with the harness used therefor, agreeably to an act of Congress, passed the 15th day of December, 1814, which entry is thereby required to be made, as well in cases where carriages have been entered under the act passed July 24, 1813, as where they had not been so entered, for failing to do which a penalty of double the amount of the duty imposed by the act of the fifteenth December, 1814, will be incurred.
Under the many difficulties of carrying a new system of taxation into execution, I have the satisfaction to acknowledge a general and prompt compliance with the requisitions of the law, Those to whom this applies will receive my thanks; but the severest strictures are due to the conduct of some, whose stubbornness the law must correct.
Given under my hand this 1st day of January, A. D. 1815. Andrew BEAUMONT, Collector
Farm for sale at New Sheshequin. Jeremiah DECKER
J. DECKER and J. DECKER, & Co. will shortly open a general assortment of Dry Goods, Groceries, Hardware, and Crockery, at Athens and at the Great Flats.
For Sale At MINER’S Land Office – A Farm in Putnam Township. This farm contains 150 acres, 40 under improvement – and patented. On the land is a comfortable house, a snug barn, a small orchard of apple, peach and cherry trees. The whole is beautifully situated on the Susquehanna river and well watered.
Dead Letters On Hand, Post Office, Wilkes Barre, Jacob CIST, P. M.:
John A. LOEB
James MC MURTRIE
Betsey VAN VLEET
John or Daniel CARY
John F. DUPEE
Talbert MC CARTY
Michael R. THARP
Joseph VON SICK
List of Letters remaining in the Post Office, Pittston, Jan. 1st:
Isaac WILSON & Samuel FELL
David DOTY & James ARMSTONG Jr.
F. CAREY, P. M.
12 Jan. 1816
At the election of Stockholders of the Bridgewater and Wilkes-Barre Turnpike Road Company, held on the 1st inst., the following were elected officers of said company for the ensuing year:
President: Ebenezer BOWMAN
Treasurer: Garrick MALLERY
Managers: Benjamin DORRANCE, Elijah SHOEMAKER, George MILLER, Benjamin JENKINS, Elisha HARDING, Isaac SLOCUM, Jeremiah SPENCER, Ezra TUTTLE, Joshua W. RAYNESFORD, Isaac POST, Thomas SCOTT, Joseph MACOMBER
Secretary: Benjamin PERRY
Notice. All persons indebted to me by note or book account are hereby notified that unless they come forward and settle by the 10th of February next, they must expect cost. Samuel THOMAS, Kingston.
Notice. All persons indebted to the subscriber, by book account, must come forward and settle by the first day of February next and save costs. Godfrey BOWMAN, Kingston.
The house of Mr. NILES, Butternuts, Otsego County, N. Y., was consumed by fire on the night of 8th December, together with three of his children.
Married – On the Plains (Wilkes-Barre) on Sunday evening last, by Thomas DYER Esq., John CORTRIGHT to Miss Louisa SEARLE.
Died – In this Borough, yesterday afternoon, Col. Eliphalet BULKELEY, aged 70 years; after an illness of a few days. An Obituary Notice will appear next week.
Wilkes-Barre Bridge. The inhabitants of Plymouth, Kingston, &c. who are willing to promote the building a Bridge over the River at Wilkes-Barre, are requested to meet on Saturday the 20th inst. at Col. HULBURT’S, at 2 o’clock, P. M., January 12.
Highly Valuable Property For Sale. The subscriber being about to remove from the Borough of Wilkes-Barre, offers the following valuable property for sale, viz:
The old and well known stand which he now occupies as a Hotel. The house is 58 feet in front and 35 feet deep, besides the kitchen, wash-house, wood-house, &c. On the lower floor are four suitable rooms, and in the chamber are a handsome ballroom and twelve lodging rooms. The garden is a high state of cultivation, and the barns, sheds, &c. are well fitted for extensive public business. Adjoining the house is a new building, now occupied as a store, 20 feet front and 26 feet deep, the chamber large and convenient. Next door to the store is a new and convenient dwelling-house, 20 feet front and 45 feet deep, 4 rooms on the lower floor, and 4 chambers. On the other side of his dwelling-house is a building 45 feet long, well calculated for the residence and business of a mechanic. On the bank of the river is a large store house. The land consists of 14 town lots of 59 _ feet front and 208 feet deep. The property is situated opposite the ferry, and has long been known as a place of the most business of any in Wilkes-Barre, and is now and has been for years the Wilkes-Barre Stage-House.
He will also dispose of all his share in the line of stages to Easton and Philadelphia, together with the horses, stages, &c.
The above property will be sold together, or will be divided in a convenient manner to suit purchasers.
The subscriber also offers for sale, Fourteen Acres of highly valuable Land, about half a mile from his house, on the main road to Careytown. On the lot is a house, barn and orchard. Likewise – Sixteen Acres of Land, on the upper line of the Borough, on which is a comfortable dwelling house, &c.
For further particulars enquire of the subscriber, John P. ARNDT, Wilkes-Barre.
Letters Remaining in the Post-Office, Kingston, December 30, 1815:
HOYT & SWETLAND
PERKINS, Son & ATHERTON
Christ’n G. OEHMIG
H. BUCKINGHAM, P. M.
19 Jan. 1816
For Sale, a Grist Mill (commonly called HARVEY’S Mill) a small dwelling house, 45 acres of good land , situated near the centre of the thriving township of Huntington, Luzerne County, and on the main stream running through that place. Said mill has now in operation one run of stones, and is calculated for two. There may also be erected with the most flattering prospects to the owner, a Carding Machine and Fulling Mill. It is also a good stand for a Store and Tavern. For terms, enquire of Alexander JAMESON, Esq., Salem, Benjamin HARVEY, Plymouth or George LANE, Wilkes-Barre.
Married – In Harrisburg, by the Rev. HOOD, William F. BUYERS, Esq., editor of the Sunbury Times, to Miss Martha HUNTER, of Fort Augusta.
Married – In Lancaster, by Rev. BENADE, Emanuel REIGART, Jun. Surveyor, to the amiable Miss Nancy STONER, of Manheim Township.
Died – At Pittston, on Friday last, Mrs. Almeda, consort of John MURPHY. An infant, three days old, preceded its mother to the grave. Mrs. MURPHY was an amiable and excellent woman, and has left a husband and three little ones to mourn a loss which the world cannot supply.
Died – In this town, on Wednesday last, Jesse BROWN, aged 67 years, many years a respectable inhabitant of Norwich, Con.
Died – Col. Eliphalet BULKELEY, whose death we announced last week, was descended from one of the most ancient and respectable families in Connecticut. He was born in Colchester in the year 1746, and after the requisite preliminary studies, entered Yale College, where he received his education. In this seminary it was his fortune to have the celebrated Oliver ELLSWORTH for his room mate, of whom it was often his delight to repeat many interesting anecdotes. Soon after leaving College, the troubles between this country and Great Britain assumed a threatening aspect, and the deceased was from their commencement, a firm and spirited advocate for the rights of his native land. When the American troops were collecting to drive the enemy from Boston, Mr. BULKELEY, then a captain, by his spirit and influence, led a full company of sixty men to join the standard of Washington. Always faithful to his duty – very active and intelligent – extremely pleasant as a companion, he was respected and beloved. He held a commission of the Peace in his native town for more than twenty years, and for nearly that time represented Colchester as a member of the General Assembly of Connecticut.
The Ancient and Honourable Institution of Masonary found in him a distinguished votary. By his assiduity the deepest and most profound mysteries were fathomed, and to those who were found worthy, explained. He presided for a number of years over the encampment of Knight Templars, in Connecticut, and there was no degree known on this side of the Atlantic of which he was not a member. Nor was his masonry confined to forms. A Mason’s heartbeat within his breast, honorable, benevolent and sincere. As Col. BULKELEY grew in Years he lost none of his interest. His situation in life had given him a perfect opportunity to study character and to learn human nature, and well had he improved it. Full of anecdote and having a peculiarly pleasant manner of relating them, he was a living volume of interesting biography. The young were instructed by his conversation, and the old delighted.
The funeral of Col. BULKELEY was very numerously attended. A sermon was delivered by Rev. Ard HOYT, and the universal regret expressed at his loss evinced the high respect in which he was deservedly held. The funeral services, according to ancient usage, were performed by Lodge No. 61, of this place, and a resolution of the members to wear mourning, in respect of the deceased, unanimously adopted.
NY Pap. Coroner’s Report – Dec. 20: A poor girl named Eliza GOZMAN, of Anthony Street, aged 19, committed suicide by taking arsenic. [The effect of seduction.]
Dec. 24. James DUFFIELD, aged about 30, a native of Pennsylvania, in a scuffle on board the brig Rebecca, of Liverpool, was knocked overboard and drowned – verdict manslaughter.
A boy named John DUNN, a native of Ireland, aged 11 years, was crushed to death in a horse flaxseed mill in Front Street.
Dec. 27. James LYONS, a foreigner, aged 60, formerly a teacher in this and the neighbouring counties, committed suicide by hanging himself from a nail by his cravat and suspenders. He is said to have a wife in the city, residence unknown.
Notice. The subscriber being under the necessity of rigorously exacting the amount of debts due him, takes this method of informing all those whose accounts have stood longer than one year, that unless they are settled by the first of February next, he shall then use legal means to enforce payment. The hardness of the times, which has so long been urged as an excuse for delay, now compels him to have recourse to this method for his own security.
Whiskey by the barrel, or less quantity, a general assortment of liquors, and the Essays of Poor Robert the Scribe, just received and for sale on reasonable terms. Wm. BARNES, Wilkes-Barre.
Gilbert LAIRD, most respectfully informs his friends and public that he continues the Boot and Shoemaking Business at his old stand on Franklin Street, a few rods east of DRAKE & COURTRIGHT’S store, where all who may please to favour him with their custom, may depend on having their work promptly excented in the neatest style.
All persons indebted to Gilbert LAIRD, are earnestly requested to pay him immediately, and by rendering justice to him enable him to pursue his business with cheerfulness and to render justice to others. Wilkes-barre.
26 Jan. 1816
Pennsylvania Legislature – House of Representatives, Friday Jan. 5. The bill to extend the boundaries of Columbia County was, on being taken up for a third reading, moved to be postponed and the motion lost by the casing voice of the Speaker – on the final passage of the bill the votes in favour of it were 47 to 33. A vast deal of local history and private interest has mingled itself with the subject. From old Northumberland when Union County was taken from it, two valuable townships of Chillisquaque & Turbut were also taken; those were after reannexed to Northumberland, & the bill above mentioned, is to reannex part of these two township again to Columbia County. The oppossers of the bill say that the reannexation is intended by its friends to operated on the question of the removal of the seat of Justice from Danville to Bloomsburg – which will be before the house very soon, a committee having in charge petitions to that effect.
Twenty Dollars Reward. Stolen out of the stable of the subscriber, on Saturday night the 20th of January, 1816, a large bay Mare, ten years old next spring, with a white star in her forehead, and two white hind feet; the white on one foot extends above the footlock joint, the other not quite to the joint – a natural trotter. Any person taking up said mare and thief, and lodging him in any jail in the state, so that he may be brought to justice and the mare returned to the subscriber, shall have the above reward. Frederick HILL, Creek Township, Columbia Co.
Notice. I hereby forward all persons from taking a certain conditional note which I gave to Henry YOUNG for the sum of 116 dollars and 67 cents, bearing date May 17th, 1815 – another judgment note which I gave to said Henry YOUNG, for the sum of 113 dollars and some cents, which was given May 17th, 1815. I am determined not to pay them unless compelled by law, as the said Henry YOUNG has not fulfilled his contract. John JACOBS, jr.
Married – At Newport, on Sunday the 21st inst. by Rev. Peter STRIKER, John KIDNEY to Miss Matilda STIVERS.
Died – In Kingston, Capt. Benjamin SMITH, a respectable farmer – a worthy and honest man.
The Court Martial, adjourned sine die, on Thursday evening. Not one in ten of the delinquents appeared for trial. What the result of their deliberations are we cannot know, until their proceedings are sent to Washington City for confirmation.
Abel H. PLATT, in Danbury, Con., murdered his wife and two children, and then cut his own throat. (no date)
Newest Fashions at John J. WARD – Tailor, Wilkes-Barre.
Blacksmithing – Benjamin DRAKE, has commenced the above business in Wilkes-Barre, near the store of DRAKE & COURTRIGHT, where he intends to do all kinds of Blacksmith work in the best manner and on the shortest notice. A light two horse waggon for sale.
A Farm For Sale – Situated in the back part of Plymouth Township, containing one hundred and eighty acres, sixteen of which are under improvement, with a convenient log house, and sixty or seventy apple trees. Daniel PRINGLE, Plymouth.
2 Feb. 1816
Legislature of Pennsylvania, January 9. Mr. DENISON presented a petition from the inhabitants of that part of Luzerne County commonly known as the seventeen townships, stating that they held Connecticut titles for lands which they surrendered, agreeably to the provisions of the act of the fourth April 1799, and paid to the commonwealth the sums required from them and received patens for their lands; that actions of ejectment have been commenced against them by Pennsylvania claimants for those lands; that measures may be adopted by the legislature to protect them from such actions.
Mr. M. KEAN, one of similar tenor with the foregoing.
Mr. DENISON, two from David SCOTT and Hugh MULHOLLAND, of Luzerne County, accompanied with documents, that certain defects in their titles to real estate in said county may be remedied.
Saturday, Jan. 13. Mr. Ross presented a petition praying for the incorporation of a company to improve the navigation of the Lackawanna Creek in Luzerne County.
On Thursday the 18th, the house of representatives, after much argumentation, rid themselves for this time of the last Columbia County question, viz the removal of the seat of justice from Danville to Bloomsburg, in that county. The committee appointed on this subject had reported against the removal, but a substitute was offered and reasons urged why a removal should take place. The house however refused to allow a bill to be borough in for the purpose, and the report of the committee was adopted.
Died – At Providence, Mrs. Mary, wife of Daniel DAVID. The last sad scene of departing life was cheered by the confident hope in a Saviour’s love.
Died – At the same place, Edward LONDON. (no date)
Boot and Shoe Manufactory. Partnership of Benjamin BAILEY and Nathan PALMER at a shop in the Borough of Wilkes-Barre, for the manufactory of Boots and Shoes, next door to Nancy ELY’S shop in Market Street.
Notice. The subscriber calls on all those indebted to him, for ferriage or other wise, to call and settle their respective accounts, by the first of March next. Those accounts unsettled at that date, will be put into the hands of a Justice to collect. Oliver HELME.
For Sale. An excellent Farm of about 80 acres in Newport. Charles MINER, Land Agent.
For Sale. Three good Sleds, one iron bound, at a reasonable price. Wm. BARKER, Wilkes-Barre.
Caution. Whereas my wife Eliza, has left my bed and board, without any just provocation, and has otherwise conducted herself in an improper manner, in going to balls without my consent and behaving immodestly. This is to give notice that I will pay no debts of her contracting. Andrew BOSKERCK.
9 Feb. 1816
Shocking Accident. We are informed by a persons just arrived from Deerfield, N. H., that tow young men by the names of BROWN and HARVEY, of that place, were attending the burning of a coal pit on the evening of the 2nd inst. and took shelter near the coal pit in a place formed with logs and covered with bark. While they were asleep the fire communicated to the bark, which, together with some stones that had been place on it, fell in upon them. BROWN was burnt to death, but HARVEY so far succeeded in extricating himself as to escape immediate destruction; but was so severely burnt that it is doubtful whether he is now alive. HARVEY relates that the last he heard BROWN say was, “we must die.” Haverhill Pap.
Distressing Fire! Doylestown, Bucks Co., Jan. 9th. On Sunday evening last, the house of Abraham BANNER, in the Hilltown Township, was destroyed by fire.
Suicide – A few days since, a man named Peter CASTNER, who worked on Mr. COMBS’ farm in Monmouth Co., New Jersey, hung himself on a sumac bush, where he remained two weeks before his body was discovered.
Arthur HOWELL, a worthy citizen, and respectable preacher of the Society of Friends, recently deceased in Philadelphia. Poem.
Grave-Stones. The subscriber respectfully informs the public, that he carries on the manufacture of Grave-Stones, at the Smith’s shop of Peter YARRINGTON. He has found a quarry of excellent stone, not much inferior to Marble, which he will finish off in the neatest manner, and on the shortest notice. Orders from a distance will be attended to promptly, and every exertion made to give satisfaction to his employers. He also give notice that he continues to carry on the Painting Business as usual. He has now a handsome assortment of paints; and will be happy to attend to the commands of those who may please to employ him. Abel FLYNT, Wilkes-Barre.
Died – At Pittston, Joseph ENGLER, aged 45. (no date)
16 Feb. 1816
Direct Tax for 1815 has come due and payable.
Died – At Careytown, on Monday last, John M. CAREY, aged 14 years, son of John CAREY, deceased and grandson of John CAREY, of this town.
Died – Capt. John CARSON, who was shot, on Saturday evening, Jan. 20th, by Lieut. SMITH, departed this life, about 11 o’clock last night. Philadelphia Newspaper, 5 Feb. (See article for more).
The subscriber has plaster to sell low for Cash or produce; or will not refuse to give a short credit when it can be made secure. S. TUTTLE, Wilkes-Barre.
Receipts and Expenditures of the County of Luzerne for the year 1815, includes:
Wages for Commissioners: Abiel FELLOWS (former commissioner), Cornelius CORTRIGHT,
Benjamin CARY and James Reeder
Wages for: Jesse FELL (clerk), Joseph VON SICK (assistant clerk)
Repairing bride at the mouth of the Tunkhannock
Rebuilding Mahoopany Bridge in Braintrim, Lackawanna Bridge in Pittston and Nanticoke Bride in Hanover Twp.
Damages for roads through the lands of: Joseph DAVIS Jr., Samuel BOWMAN, both in Wilkes-Barre.
23 Feb. 1816
Fire – On Thursday evening the 8th inst., the house of Philip STRANGER, of Tunkhannock, took fire and was entirely consumed, together with a blacksmith’s shop and all his tools. None of the clothing or furniture of the family was saved; and unless the and of charity is extended to the relief of Mrs. STRANGER, his family must suffer.
The next week (No. 260) will complete the 5th volume of the Gleaner. The accounts are all ready for settlement. An agent will call on the Subscribers up the river, and it is hoped that all our patrons will be prepared to pay the balance that may be due. The Subscribers in this vicinity are desired to call at the Office and settle. Sincere thanks are tendered for past favours; and respectful solicitations preferred for further patronage.
Married – At Kingston, William DENNIS, of this town, to Miss Ruth, daughter of James ATHERTON, of the former place. (no date)
Married – On Wednesday the 14th inst., by George DRUM, Esq., Daniel PARKE, of Sugar-Loaf, to Miss Catherina CLINGAMAN, of Nescopeck, all this county.
Died – At Providence, on the 18th inst., Ira COREY, aged 25 years.
For Sale – A lot of land in Pittston, containing about 12 acres, a snug house, 20 feet square, a barn 21 by 28 feet, an orchard of 50 bearing apple trees, and an excellent spring of water at the door. Apply to William COOPER on the premises or in Wilkes-Barre at the Land-Office of C. MINER. A two horse waggon would be received in part pay.
Strong Beer. The subscriber respectfully informs the public that he has now got his Brewery in full operation, and can supply those who may favor him with their orders, with Strong Beer or qualities suitable for winter or summer. His common beer is seven dollars per barrel. Other qualities may be had from six to eight dollars per barrel. The retailing price is thirty cents per gallon. The subscriber also informs the public, that he keeps constantly on hand, for sale, at his distillery, Gin and Whiskey of the best quality, by the gallon or barrel. Wheat, Rye, Corn and Cash will be received in payment. Those who take barrels must pay for them. William BOWNE, Wilkes-Barre.
Died – At his seat in Montville, on the 12th inst., in the 88th year of his age, Hon William HILLHOUSE. For more than fifty years he was in the Legislature as a member of the House or of the Council. Also served on Court of Common Pleas, Judge of Probate and Council of Safety. (Connecticut Herald, Jan. 30)
1 March 1816
A Foundling. On Monday evening last a female infant apparently ten days old, was discovered deposited in a basket at a small house near the corner of Rutger’s and Cherry streets. Among the clothes was found the following note written in a disguised hand. “Protect this innocent babe, keep it as your own, and Heaven will reward you commensurate with your goodness.” (N. Y. Spectator)
Letters to the editor must be post paid. I received a letter last week from a Gentleman in Dauphin County who wished the Gleaner sent to him. There was no enclosure. I had to pay 18 _ cents for it. Subscribers at that rate cost more than they come to. The week before, on came from the District of Columbia containing one dollar note, and one of 25 cents. On this I had to pay 53 cents. This is petty larceny.
To all persons to whom these presents shall com – Greetings. Cyrus H. (or N.) BROOKINS, late of Wysox, has gone off, run off, or hopped off, without paying for the Gleaner; this is to give notice to all printers, in whatever part of the world he may be, not to trust him.
Married – At Salem, on Thursday the 22nd inst. by Alexander JAMESON, Esq., Arthur M’CAFFERTY to Miss Susan HICKS.
Died – In this town, after a lingering illness, Mrs. Margaret, wife of Joseph DENNIS.
Estate of Ira CORAY, late of Providence Township requests payments and demands. Maria CORAY and David CORAY, administrators.
Estate of Eliphalet BULKELEY, of the Borough of Wilkesbarre, request payments and demands. E. A. BULKELEY, administrator.
At the communication of Lodge No. 70, held at the Lodge Room in Athens, Bradford County, Pa., on Tuesday the 17th Oct. A. D. 1815, A. L. 5815, Thomas H. WHITE, a member of said Lodge, was expelled therefrom, for infamous, dishonourable and unmasonic conduct. Per Order. Joseph KINGSBURY, Wm. M. Attest – Tho. T. HUSTON. Printers friendly to masonry will do an act of justice by giving the above a few insertions. Athens.
Mrs. RILEY, the celebrated female plunderer, received a 14 year state prison sentence. Her children were taken to the Alms-house. (New York)
15 March 1816
List of unseated lands for sale: Wyalusing, Harmony, Kingston, New Milford, Rush, Newport, Nescopeck, Pittston, Orwell, Nicholson, Sugar-Loaf, Salem, Tunkhannock, Wysox, Willingboro, Providence, Lawsville, Towanda, Plymouth, Wilkes-Barre. [Lists repeated March 22nd, 29th and April 5th]
Notice. The subscriber being about to remove from Wilkes-Barre, requests all who have any demands against him to present their accounts; and those indebted are respectfully solicited to make payment before the first day of April next. Isaac GRANTHAM.
Notice. “Too True To Make A Jest Of.” All persons indebted to the subscriber are earnestly called upon to come forward and settle the respective balances due from them. Those who do not comply with this notice will certainly be legally coerced to do what had much better be done voluntarily, and without cost. Charles OTIS, Tunkhannock.
22 March 1816
The President and Managers of the Easton and Wilkes-Barre Turnpike Road Company, have this day declared a dividend of one dollar on each share of the capital stock of said company. The stockholders will be paid on demand at the Treasurer’s office. Stephen TUTTLE, Treasurer.
For Sale. Eight tracts of Land, situate on the waters of Nescopeck Creek, in the Nescopeck Township, and County of Luzerne. These tracts, some of which have been improved, will be sold together, or by the single tract. The title warranted, and the terms made easy. Enquire of Charles CATLIN, Esq.
Take Notice. The subscriber being under the necessity of rigorously extracting the payment of those debts that are now due, takes this method of informing all those who are concerned, that unless settlement is made, either by Payment or Note, on or before the first day of April next, he shall then be obliged to use legal measurers to enforce payment. Sam’l SHOEMAKER, Kingston.
Murder of Mrs. Michael SCARBOROUGH, aged 24 years, daughter aged 2 years and infant of three months, and Jean Baptiste MACURE, a servant boy of 14 years, of Louisville, were murdered On Sunday 18th inst. by Jean Baptiste GRATEAU with an axe. (See article) (Potsdam Gazette, Feb. 24)
Died – In Hanover, on Wednesday last, Stephen BURRETT, aged about 64, a very respectable citizen of that place.
Extracted of a letter from a highly esteemed Friend, dated Salem, March 20th, 1816. On Monday last, as Samuel SELEY, one of our neighbours, was returning from Philadelphia with about 30 cwt. of store goods, in company with two waggons, and coming down a steep hill near Jacob ANDRESS’S, about fifty miles from here, he overset his waggon and the whole weight of the load fell on him, and killed him instantly. His head was mashed in a shocking manner. He has left a wife and five small children.
Be not Deceived! As the subscriber is about to quit the country, it is necessary that his affairs should be settled without delay. All persons therefore who are in anywise indebted to him, must make payment before the first of April next. All accounts left unsettled after that day will be placed in the hands of the magistrate for collection, without any respect to persons. Lewis DELAMANOM. N. B. He offers for sale a variety of household and kitchen furniture. Any person disposed to purchase will be accommodated on very liberal terms.
Estate of Jacob STEPHENS, late of the township of Clifford, Susquehanna County, request payments and demands. Ebenezer STEPHENS, Caleb ROBERTS, Nicholson, administrators.
29 March 1816
New Store. George CHAHOON, & Co. Have just opened at their New Store on Bank, near the corner of Market Street, a general assortment of Fashionable Dry Goods. Likewise, a small but choice collection of Groceries and Hardware. They would be willing to exchange their Goods for cash, or most kinds of country produce. Wilkes-Barre.
Married – At Easton, on Saturday last, Henry COURTRIGHT, merchant of Wilkes-Barre, to Miss Sarah, daughter of George BEIDELMAN, Esq., of that place.
Married – At Salem, on Thursday the 21st inst. by Alexander JAMESON, Esq., John BIDLACK to Miss Martha HICKS.
Died – In Hanover on Saturday last, Mrs. BURRETT, consort of Stephen BURRETT, whose death we noticed last week.
Died – At Oneida Castle, Shenandoah, the Indian chief, aged 113 years. Many years ago it was agreed that he should be buried by the side of the Rev. KIRKLAND. Sometime before his death, he called the tribe together, and enjoined upon them the fulfillment of this agreement. His directions were sacredly obeyed.
Died – In Spartenburg District, S. C. on the 29th January, Mrs. Sarah PENNEY, aged 103 years, 7 months and 14 days. The venerable and much esteemed lady, was a native of the county of Down, Ireland.
Estate of William POYNTELL, late of Philadelphia, deceased, are requested to make payments and demands. Paul BECK, Jr., Robert A. CALDELEUGH, William POYNTELL.
The Legislature of Pennsylvania during their late session passed 144 acts, among which were:
1) An act for the improvement of a road beginning at the point where the Coshecton and Great Bend Turnpike passes through the Moosic Mountain, in the western direction to the west line of the state, and for other purposes.
2) An act to authorize the governor to incorporate a company for erecting a bridge over the north east branch of the river Susquehanna, between the town of Catawissa and the mouth of Fishing Creek.
3) An act to authorize the governor to incorporated a company for erecting a permanent bridge over the river Delaware at Stockport in Wayne County.
4) An act to authorize the governor to incorporate a company for erecting a bridge over the Susquehanna at the town of Danville, near where the turnpike terminates on said river, in the county of Columbia.
5) An act establishing an academy in the town of Montrose, county of Susquehanna.
6) An act confirming the titles of Henry SHROEDER, David SCOTT and Hugh MULHOLLAND to certain lots therein mentioned.
7) An act for relief of Michael WHEELOAND, on old soldier.
Died – In this town on Friday evening last, John JONES, aged about 40.
Estate of Elijah SILSBE, late of Pittston, request payments and demands. Mary SILSBE, Nathaniel GIDDINGS, administrators.
5 April 1816
Died – In this town on Friday evening last, John JONES, aged about 40.
Titles & Acts Passed by the Legislature of Pennsylvania at their session, 1815-1816, including:
For the improvement of a road beginning at the point where the Coshecton and Great Bend
turnpike passes through the Moosic Mountain, in a western direction to the west line of the state, and for other purposes.
To incorporate a company for erecting a bridge over the north east branch of the river
Susquehanna, between the town of Catawissa and the mouth of Fishing Creek.
To incorporate a company for erecting a permanent bridge over the river Delaware at Stockport,
An act confirming the titles of Henry SHROEDER, David SCOTT and Hugh MULHOLLAND to
certain lots therein mentioned.
Relief of Michael WHEELAND, an old soldier.
12 April 1816
Appointments by the Governor:
Samuel THOMAS, of Kingston, is appointed justice of the peace for that township.
David DIMOCK, of Exeter, is also appointed a justice of the peace.
Nathan BACON, of Nicholson is also appointed a justice of the peace.
Thomas MEREDITH, Esq., was last week admitted by the Court to practice as an attorney at Law.
Wilkes-barre Bridge Notice. Pursuant to the act entitled “an act to authorize the governor to incorporated a company, for erecting a bridge over the Susquehanna at the Borough of Wilkes-Barre, in the county of Luzerne,” passed the 9th of April, 1807, and the supplement thereto, passed the 20th March, 1811 – We the subscribers, the six named in the charter, hereby give notice, that an election will be held at the courthouse, in the Borough of Wilkes-Barre, on Wednesday the 15th of May next, between the hours of two and six o’clock in the afternoon, for the purpose of choosing a President, a Treasurer and six Managers, and such other officers as shall be thought necessary, to manage the affairs of said company for one year. Lord BUTLER, Matthias HOLLENBACK, Joseph SINTON, James BARNES, Benjamin DORRANCE, Henry BUCKINGHAM.
Notice is hereby given that proposals will be received at the Commissioner’s office, in Wilkes-Barre, until the first day of May next, for opening the State Road two perches wide, from the line of Rush Township where said road crosses the line of Schuylkill and Luzerne Counties to Solomon’s Gay in Luzerne County. The proposals to be made by the mile, includes Bridges. Benjamin CARY, James REEDER, Lord BUTLER, Commissioners.
List of Letters remaining on hand at the Post Office, Wilkes-Barre, April 1st:
Polly W. ABBOTT
Joseph S. BARNES
Dr. Samuel BALDWIN
Isaac A. CHAPMAN
Joseph P. DEY
Roy_r WALES or I. I. FOSTER
Joel H. GARNER
Wm. C. JOHNSON
James S. LEET & Benjamin CARY
Christian F. LEEDER
John A. LOEB
Elias LONG Jr. & Calloway HARVEY
J. W. ROBINSON
Rebecca ST. JOHN
Levi SEWARD & Enos SEWARD
Charles F. WELLES
Jacob CIST, P. M.
Letters in the Post-Office at Kingston, April 1st:
Christian G. OEHMIG
John WIRT, JR.
Henry BUCKINGHAM, P. M.
The well bred Horse, “Jersey Blue,” Will Stand To cover mares, this season. Henry KERN
Plaister Mill – The subscribers have their mill prepared for breaking and grinding Plaister, at three dollars per ton; or, if preferred, they will take their pay in plaister, at the rage of four bushels per ton. TYSON & MURPHY, Pittston.
Patent Wheel Heads, just received at Wm. BARNES, Wilkes-Barre. More yard can be spun with less labour and with greater ease upon these, than on common wheel heads.
Letters in the Post Office at Providence, April 1st:
Benjamin SLOCUM, P. M.
Public Vendue. Take notice – On Tuesday the 16th inst., will be exposed to public sale by the subscriber, at the house of Naphtali HURLBUT, in Kingston, four horses, one waggon and a quantity of useful goods. Sale to commence at 10 o’clock – six months credit allowed – and all purchases over fifty dollars on year. William BARKER, Wilkes-Barre.
19 April 1816
Wilkes-Barre Academy examination held by the Managers and some of the Trustees. Mr. MINER is Principal and Mr. RICHARDSON is assistant.
Married – In this town, last evening, Edwin TACY and Miss Deborah, daughter of Jesse FELL, Esq.
Young Highlander will commence is stand at Providence. His sire was Highlander, an imported horse, got by Old Paymaster. Young Highlander’s dam was got by Old Messenger. The terms are two dollars the single leap – 5 dollars the season, and 7 dollars to insure a foal. Thomas GRIFFIN, Providence.
Militia Notice – The 2nd Brigade, 8th Division, Pennsylvania Militia are hereby directed to have their Regimental or Battalion trainings, viz:
The 1st Battalion in the 70th Regiment, commanded by Col. Isaac DIMMICK, on Monday the 13th dau of May next: The 2nd Battalion on Tuesday the 14th.
The 2nd Battalion in the 76th Regt. commanded by Col. Frederick BAILEY, on Wednesday the 15th: The 1st Battalion, on Thursday the 16th.
The 1st Battalion in the 2nd Regt. commanded by Col. Isaac BOWMAN, on Friday the 17th: The 2nd Battalion, on Saturday the 18th.
The colonels to designate the places for training, with the privilege of meeting by Regiments on either of the days above mentioned for the training of their Battalions. Isaac POST, Inspector 2nd Brigade, 8th Division, P. M., Montrose.
Regimental Orders. In obedience to brigade orders issued at Montrose the 2nd inst. the 2nd Regiment of Pennsylvania Militia, are notified to meet in battalions completely equipped for discipline, in the following order.
The 1st battalion will meet at the house of Col. N. HURLBUT, in Kingston, on Friday the 17th day of May next. The 2nd battalion at the market house in Berwick, on Saturday the 18th. The battalions will form on each of those days at eleven o’clock, at which time the officers roll will be called, and the different company rolls at half past eleven precisely. Those being absent at either roll call will incur the penalty of the law.
The officers appointed to hold the court of appeal for the ensuing year for the 1st battalion are Capt. James NESBITT, Capt. N. CAREY and Lieut. B. CORTRIGHT, to meet at the house of Abraham CRISMAN, on Friday the 30th day of May next, at 10 o’clock, A. M. The officers appointed for 2nd battalion are Capt. Jacob BITTENBENDER, Lieut. R. DODSON, and Lieut. BIDLACK, to meet at the house of John JONES, in Berwick, on the same day and at the same hour.
The captain or commanding officer of each company, is required to have their returns of delinquents brought forward to the above courts or incur the penalty of the law.
Lieut. John PERKINS, of the 4th company, is appointed Adjutant of the 2nd Regiment, and is to be obeyed and respected accordingly. Isaac BOWMAN, Col. Com. 2nd Regt. Penn. Militia, Wilkes-Barre.
Estate of David BROWN, late of Pittston, request payments and demands. Susanna BROWN, Nathaniel GIDDINGS, Executors, Pittston.
Take Notice. I the subscriber, gave a note of hand for twenty-five dollars, dated in last month, payable the first of March next to Valentine LINE. As said note was obtained through deception and no value received, I am determined not to pay it or any part thereof unless compelled by law.
John ANDRES, Nescopeck.
26 April 1816
A constant supply of Stamps from five cents to a dollar, are kept at the sore of B. D. BARNES, north side of the Public Square. A. BEAUMONT, Collector.
Take Notice. That my wife has left my bed and board without any provocation, and has behaved herself in an indecent manner. This is to forbid all persons from harboring or trusting her on my account, for I will not pay any debts of her contracting after this date. Philip PEASE, Greenfield, April 1.
A Bargain. The subscriber offers at private sale, about five acres of Land in Wilkes-Barre Township, situate on Laurel Run. This spot is highly valuable, having on it a large bed of excellent yellow paint, which when burnt, is superior to the best Spanish Brown ever imported. The land also includes an admirable situation for a paint mill, saw mill, or other water works of any kind. The tract is 2 _ miles from the borough, and not more than a hundred rods from the road leading from the Plains to the turnpike. The price will be moderate, and the payment case on delivery of the deed. Peter YARINGTON, Wilkes-Barre.
List of Letters remaining in the Post Office, Pittston, April 1st:
Ishmael BENNETT, Jr.
E. CAREY, P. M.
Notice is hereby given that a number of notes and the book accounts of Jonas CARTER, are left with me for collection, with instructions to receive only city paper in payment. Henry V. CHAMPIN, Braintrim.
They’ve caught him! They’ve got him! Who? Who? Who? Why, the fool that attempted to get money, dishonestly.
The day before yesterday a stranger came to Mr. REEDER’S tavern, and called for breakfast. He rode a fine horse; but had neither portmanteau nor great coat. After breakfast he went to Mr. WARD’S and got rigged out with a new coat, surtout and sherry valles – not seeming to care what they cost if he could have them ready made. At Mr. TRACEY’S he got a bear skin for his saddle, and some other articles for travelling. Thus rigged, he started on his journey – not without exciting strong suspicions that “something was rotten in the state of Denmark.”
He had not been long gone when a raft man came into Wilkes-Barre from Reading, bringing an advertisement for a fellow by the name of WILSON, who had been bar keeper to a tavern in Reading, and had run away, having stolen a portmanteau from a stranger containing 900 dollars in bills and about 100 in specie. The description of the fellow was exact. A number of persons immediately went in pursuit, and Messrs. BROWN and LYON succeeded in arresting him at Tunkhannock. The fellow confessed the whole, and gave up about 700 dollars in bills and the whole of the silver. The reward offered was 100 dollars.
Married – At Exeter, Joel SMITH to Miss Polly JENKINS. (no date)
Married – Guy Carleton CLARK to Miss Fanny INGERSOLL. (no date)
Married – In this town, William MILLER to Miss Polly JACOBS. (no date)
Married – On Thursday evening the 25th inst., by the Rev. LANE, Ira ASH to Miss Polly MILLER.
Regimental Orders. The 2nd battalion in the 76th Regt. Pennsylvania Militia, is hereby directed to meet at Edward FULLER’S, Montrose, on Wednesday the 15th, and the 1st battalion at Charles OTIS’S, Tunkhannock, on Thursday the 16th of May next, at 10 o’clock, A. M. on each of said days, armed and equipped for military discipline, as the law directs. Capt. Miner SEARLE, Capt. Jasper FASSET, and Lieut. Miles AVERY, are directed to hold a court of appeal for the 1st battalion at Charles OTIS’S, Tunkhannock, on Thursday, the 30th of May next; and Capt. Isaac GOODSIL, Capt. Hiel TUPPER and Capt. David MORGAN, are also directed to hold a court of appeal for the 2nd battalion, at Edward FULLER’S, Montrose, on Thursday the 30th May next. Frederick BAILEY, Col. 76th Regiment Penn. Militia, Waterford
3 May 1816
Dissolution of partnership by George LANE and Benjamin HARVEY. Those indebted for Goods in Plymouth, will take notice, that if they call on Mr. HARVEY within a few days their accounts can be settled in Plymouth, after which the books will be transferred to Wilkes-Barre for settlement. The business will in the future be conducted by George LANE, in Wilkes-Barre.
To The Pubic. whereas reports have been raised and put in circulation, by ill disposed people, prejudicial to the character of Benjamin F. HEADLEY, as a clerk in our store, and that his father was accessory thereto. In justice to the young man, we think it necessary to state, that the reports are wholly unfounded, and destitute of the least shadow of truth; and that we have the most entire confidence in his integrity. Adrian FERTE, & Co., Berwick.
Married – In Huntington, Joseph DILDINE to Miss Amanda, dau. of Abiel FELLOWS, Esq.
Spot in the Sun – For a week past, there has been plainly discernible to the naked eye, a dark spot on the disk of the Sun; creating among the gazing multitude, matter of profound speculation, great wonder and some alarm.
Hearing for appeals on the county levies for the year 1816, will be held at various spots in the county. (See list)
Millinery and Mantua Making. Mr. and Miss HANTZ, lately arrived from Paris, have the honor to inform the ladies and gentlemen of Berwick and vicinity, that they have opened a Fancy and Millinery Store, and intend to display a variety of the newest and most adopted modes for Ladies’ Dresses and Head Dresses. Those inclined to patronize an establishment of this kind, are requested to call on Miss HANTZ; who, should she be able to please their taste, assures them that no pains shall be spared to testify her gratitude.
Music will be taught by Mr. HANTZ, and Portraits in miniature taken by his son, a pupil of one of the first painters in Paris, who will give lessons in the art.
The subscriber having lately received a stock of excellent iron, informs the farms that he can supply them with Ploughs of the best workmanship, manufactured by himself, on the shortest notice. Ira BRIMSON, Plymouth.
The subscribers have removed to the house formerly occupied by Steuben BUTLER, as a printing office, where they have just received a new supply of goods, which they will sell cheap for cash or country produce. PEET, WHEELER & Co., Wilkes-Barre.
10 May 1816
Horrid Murder and Suicide in Warsaw, Genesee Co., NY. About three weeks since, the wife of Abel WATKINS, of Middlebury, died, as was supposed of a fever; in consequence of which, WATKINS persuaded a neighbor and intimate friend of his, by the name of PERRY, to remove with his family into his house and take care of his children. Shortly after, Mr. PERRY was taken very ill with the cholera morbus, as stated by WATKINS, by whom his life was despaired of; and Dr. Chauncy L. SHELDON, of Warsaw, was sent for, who attended him through the day till nine at night and left him apparently much better. WATKINS attended him the remainder of the night, and PERRY died the next day. Mr. PERRY and Mrs. WATKINS being attended with similar symptoms in their sickness, together with an appearance of familiarity between WATKINS and PERRY’S wife, soon created a suspicion that WATKINS had poisoned both his wife and PERRY. Inquiry was made of Dr. SHELDON, (of whom WATKINS purchased his medicine) if he had purchased any poison of him; and it was ascertained that he had purchased one ounce of arsenic and some nux vomica. Dr. SHELDON and other persons conversed with WATKINS respecting it, who stated that he bought the arsenic for a man, but could not tell his name nor where he lived, but said he gave the poison to a certain dog, (which is still alive.) Suspicion increased, and WATKINS was advised to have the bodies taken up and examined, for the purpose of satisfying the minds of the populace, and clearing his own character. Accordingly on Friday the 5th inst. fourteen physicians appeared at the graves. The body of PERRY was dug up and examined, the stomach was taken out and carried into a house, where the physicians tried many chemical experiments on the contents, and it was ascertained beyond a doubt, that there was a considerable quantity of arsenic in the stomach, which was much corroded. The physicians reported that his death was occasioned by arsenic. WATKINS was informed of the opinion of the physicians about 3 o’clock the next morning; he shortly after went out of the house, and in about an hour and a half was found in the woods 15 or 20 rods from his house, suspended by a handkerchief to a small bush, his legs, part of his body, and his hands on the ground; on examination he was found to be dead. The physicians proceeded to examine the body of Mrs. WATKINS, and reported unanimously, that her death was occasioned by vegetable and mineral poison. A coroner’s inquest was summoned to sit on the body of WATKINS, who shortly returned with a verdict of suicide. Yesterday Mrs. PERRY was taken into custody, and is this day to be examined.
WATKINS and PERRY, with their families, have resided in this country about a year. Two children have died out of each family since last fall, and it is generally believed that some of their deaths were also occasioned by the wicked hands of WATKINS. Mrs. WATKINS was delivered of a still-born child a few hours previous to her death.
Married – At Tunkhannock by Cyrus AVERY, Esq., Henry HEISS, to Miss H. M’MULLEN. (no date)
Married – At Hanover, on Sunday the 5th inst., by Rev. LANE, Asa DANA, to Miss Nancy, daughter of Joseph PRUNER, Esq.,
Died – At Pittston, on Saturday last, aged 69 years, John BENEDICT, an old and respectable inhabitant of that place.
Monument at Trinity Church, NY: “In memory of Capt. James LAWRENCE, of the United States Navy, who fell on the first day of June, 1813, in the 23rd year of his age, in the action between the figates Chesapeake and Shannon.” (See article for the rest of the inscription.)
Letter to the Governor of Pennsylvania on the Magistrate for the town of Choconut, Susquehanna County. …When in Feb. 1815, we learned with surprise and astonishment that there was a commission from the Governor in the prothonotary’s office for Joshua GRISWOLD as Justice of the Peace – a man illiterate, in whom we have no confidence, and by some detested. To remain silent and tamely submit to such an imposition would in our opinion be a neglect of duty – our characters impeached and the office of a magistrate degraded; and we do hereby make known our Protest against his appointment and his abettors, not imputting anything to his Excellency the Governor of this Commonwealth; but we say where such things become universal, there is an end to all just liberty, and our dearest rights and privileges are gone…… (signed by):
Reuben B. LOCK
Charles S. CAMPBELL
James C. RICE
Hiram F. FAXEN
Edmund T. LOCK
Wm. M. DOTY
Lewis BAITON 3rd
Charles H. LUCK
Nathan R. LOCK
This certifies that the above named petition for Joshua GRISWOLD, as a Justice of the Peace, was presented to us in the year 1814, which we signed, not knowing the man but a few months; but had we known the man as well as we now do, should not have signed it and sincerely lament his appointment.
Jacob GOODSELL Daniel W. GOODSELL Henry L. GOODSELL Sam. P. GOODSELL
Note. Judge DIMICK understanding the petition was withdrawn, or at least not presented to the Judges, did not think the remonstrance was to be acted on. We respect the Judge, and attach no blame to him on the occasion. (See article)
Notice. Those who are members of the company of Troop and Horse, and those who wish to become members, are hereby requested to meet at the house of Col. N. HURLBUT, in Kingston, on the 17th inst., at 10 o’clock, A. M. completely equipped as the law directs, for the purpose of being inspected.
17 May 1816
Laws of Pennsylvania: 1) An act to extend the boundaries of Columbia County: That part of Chillisquaque and Turburt townships, now belonging to Northumberland County, within the following bounds, shall from and after the first day of May next, be re-annexed to Columbia County; beginning at the corner of Point and Chillisquaque township in the line of Columbia County; thence along the summit of Montaurs mountain to where Strawbridge road crosses the mountain; thence along the said road from WILSON’S mill intersects; thence to the bridge over Chillisquaque at James MURRAY’S; then by Harrisons’ road past Chillisquaque Meeting-house to the corner of Turbut and Davis’s Townships in the line of Lycoming County, thence by said line to the beginning. 2) An act concerning the patenting of lands (See article for rules)
Counterfieters List includes: David LEWIS, Philander NOBLE, James SMITH, Abelson WARD
___ MURRAY( also known by the name of James CRAWFORD), Cela COLE, Robert ALLISON, James ROWLEY, Joseph OSBORN & ___ CASEY, Daniel JONES. (See article for more on each person)
Died – In Waterford on the 24th March, Isaac TEWKSBURY, aged 62 years. He died rejoicing in the goodness and mercy of his Redeemer. A few moments before he breathed his last, he took the hand of the person who attended upon him, and drawing him close, said, “Glory be to God, for a Christian, how sweet it is to die,” and expired without a groan. “Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord.”
Appointed by the Governor – Charles MOWRY, to be Justice of the Peace in the district No. 10, composed of the towns of East and West Caln, in the county of Chester.
Died – On the 3rd inst., at the village of Athens, New York, after a short illness, the Hon. Samuel DEXTER, Esq.
Wilkes-Barre Bridge. At an election held at the courthouse in the borough of Wilkes-Barre, on the 15th inst., the following persons were duly elected:
President: Matthias HOLLENBECK
Treasurer: Jacob CRIST
Managers: Joseph SINTON, Stephen TUTTLE, George CHAHOON, James BARNES, Elias HOYT, Henry BUCKINGHAM.
Sheep & Oxen for sale by Thomas WRIGHT, Wrightsville, near Wilkes-Barre.
24 May 1816
Married – By the Right Rev. Bishop WHITE, Edward, son of Jared INGERSOL, Esq., to Miss Catharine, dau. of John H. BRINTON, Esq., all of Philadelphia.
Died – On Thursday, the 16th inst., Mrs. Eliza, consort of William ROSS, Esq., of this borough, aged 49 years. Burial on Friday afternoon with a sermon by Rev. Ard HOYT.
Died – Recently in Danville, Columbia County, Gen. William MONTGOMERY, at the good old age of eighty five.
Wool Carding by Joseph SWETLAND, Kingston.
Bark Timber and Plank. I want to contract for twenty ark frames, and thirty thousand of two inch white pine planks. Cash will be paid on delivery. Abijah SMITH, Plymouth.
Millinery Business in the Borough of Wilkes-Barre by Elizabeth KENDALL.
Notice. All persons in anywise indebted to the Subscriber are requested to make payment on, or before the tenth day of May next. after that time, persons will find their accounts in the hands of David PERKINS, Esq., for collection. George TAYLOR, Kingston
Notice. Eloped from my house on the 3rd inst., my wife Eunice, with m y son, Joseph, without any provocation, this is to forewarn any person from trusting either of them on my account, as I am determined to pay no Debts of their contracting from this date. I desire they may return home, without any further invitation. Jonah M’LELLON, Bedford.
31 May 1816
One Cent Reward. Ran away from the subscriber on Sunday evening last, an indented apprentice to the House Carpenter and Joinering business, named Gideon SECOR. He is 18 years of age, about 5 feet 6 inches high, stout made, took with him a blue and white striped coat and pantaloons, woolen vest, and a fur hat partly worn. The above reward, (and no charges) will be paid to any person or persons, that will bring him back. All persons are forbid harboring or trusting him on penalty of law. James MURPHY, Kingston.
Error. In the advertisement of George TAYLOR, on the first side of our paper, there is an error of May for June. It should read thus: Notice. All persons in anywise indebted to the Subscriber are requested to make payment on, or before the tenth day of June next. after that time, persons will find their accounts in the hands of David PERKINS, Esq., for collection. George TAYLOR, Kingston
Married – On Thursday evening the 30th inst., by Rev. FINNEY, George DENISON, Esq., to Miss Caroline, daughter of Ebenezer BOWMAN, Esq., all of this borough.
Melancholy Accident. We are sorry to state that on Sunday last, John RYMER, aged 10 years and four months, son of Jacob RYMER, in Hanover, was accidentally drowned.
Spot on the Sun. In the Freeman’s Journal of the 9th May, it was stated, that the late Spot on the Sun, which had then disappeared, would re-appear on the morning of Tuesday, May 21. Accordingly it made its re-appearance on that morning, considerably diminished in size.
Wool Carding by Samuel SHOEMAKER, Shoemaker’s Mill, upper part of Kingston.
7 June 1816
Married – On Thursday evening the 6th inst., by the Rev. Ard HOYT, Patrick HEPBURN, to Miss Betsey B., daughter of Peleg TRACY, all of this borough.
Murder, Newark, N. J., May 14. It is reported that on Sunday last, at noon, a duel was fought at Hoboken, by a British officer named GREEN, and Benjamin PRICE, of the city of New-York. The latter was killed and the former, it is said was wounded. It is lamentable that the horrid practice of murdering should exist in a civilized country and particularly, that the Sabbath day should be selected as the most convenient season for the perpetration of a crime exceedingly offensive in the eyes of God and man. Major GREEN sent the challenge. Centinel.
Murder and Suicide. Yesterday afternoon, the 26th inst. between the hours of 1 and 2 o’clock, a man by the name of John BURWICK, who had been absent for some time, went to the house of Catharine BURWICK, his wife, living in the Third street below Shippen street. It appears that he went up stairs into the room where his wife and two children were, and drew a large Butcher’s knife from his pocket, and exclaimed “I will kill you,” she cried murder and fled to the window, and when in the act of making her escape, he stabbed her in the left side, and she fell from the window into the street. The breadth of the wound is two and a half inches, and depth 8 or 9 inches, of which she expired in about 3 hours. His son cried murder, but he let him go. He then cut his own throat, and expired instantly. Phil. True American. * * * *
14 June 1816 [Starts new Vol. 1 # 1]
Published on Friday, at Wilkes-Barre
By Isaac A. CHAPMAN
Treasurer’s Sale of Unseated Lands for taxes, will commence on Monday the 16th inst., at the Court-house in Wilkes-barre. Jacob CIST, County Treasurer.
Take Notice. Whereas my wife, Rachel, has eloped from my bed and board. This is to forbid all persons harboring or trusting or employing her on my account, as I am determined not to pay any debts of her contracting. Elijah WESTON, Salem, Wayne Co.
St. John’s. The Free and Accepted Masons of North Star Lodge, No. 119, will celebrate the anniversary of St. John the Baptist, at the house of Joseph WASHBURN, in Gibson, on Monday the 24th day of June next. Brothers of other Lodges who can make it convenient, are respectfully invited to join in the ceremonies of the day. Trueman CLINTON, Joseph WASHBURN, Nathaniel CLAFLEN, Jr. The printer at Mont-Rose is desired to insert this notice.
Wool Carding will be done by the subscribers at their old stand. Samuel BREES, David GOODWIN, Kingston.
The beginning of this week I disposed of the Gleaner establishment. On Saturday I leave Wilkes-Barre for Philadelphia, to aid Mr. STILES (with whom I have formed a partnership) in the management of the True American. Charles MINER. Ownership of the is now under Isaac A. CHAPMAN.
All persons indebted to me for the Gleaner, for advertisements or otherwise, are earnestly desired to make payment without delay. Those who have demands against me are requested to present them for settlement. John L. HYDE, will remain at Wilkes-Barre for a few weeks, and is authorized to settle all accounts. Persons living at a distance, who are in arrears, will please to enclose the amount due in letter (post-paid if they are liberal men) directed to me at Wilkes-Barre; if any thing is paid in advance, it will be credited on Mr. CHAPMAN’S books. Mr. C. takes the Gleaner from No. 273. Charles MINER.
Latest from New-Orleans. Extract of a letter from a respectable merchant in N. Orleans, to another in Baltimore, dated May 12. “A considerable part of our city and suburbs are now under water, owing to the breaking of a part of the levee about six miles above the city. Fortunately, the overflow has found its level, and is now going with great rapidity into Lake Ponchartrain; of course, the rise of the water in town has ceased.” In another column of the newspaper it states that the crevasse or opening was two hundred feet and to prevent its widening, the sloop of war Louisiana was to be sunk in the centre of the breach, supported on each side by piles of 15 inches square. The inhabitants under the dread of an epidemic, which from the deposit of mud, and consequent exhalations, was considered inevitable, were seeking places of retreat and refuge during the summer. The wild beasts were leaving the woods, and several had been already killed in the city. It was not believed that a single house would escape being inundated, and the best hope was that heavy rains, by cleansing the surface of the ground, might yet avert the threatening epidemic.
A Military School. Mr. D. CHEESBROUGH, wishes to inform the gentlemen of this vicinity, that he has opened a Military School in the villages of Wilkes-Barre and Kingston, where he will teach the following branches if required of him. All the various branches of the evolutions suitable from Cavalry, Artillery and Infantry; together with the art of Fencing with the Broad Sword, Small Sword and Cut and Thrust.
Notice of new taxes and duties for license of retailers, distillers, etc.
Land Office. The subscribers have opened an Office for the purchase and sale of real estate. Charles CATLIN & Co., Wilkes-Barre.
Broke into the enclosure of the subscriber, on the 7th inst., a Red Steer, supposed to be about six or seven years old, marked with a swallow fork in each ear, and a halfpenny under the left ear. I wish the owner to come and prove property, pay charges and take him away. Jane CALDWELL, Hanover.
The Managers of the Company for erecting a Bridge over the Susquehanna at the Borough of Wilkes-Barre are now ready to enter into a contract for the erection of said Bridge. Those who wish to make a contract are requested to forward their proposals to either of the subscribers. Joseph SINTON, Stephen TUTTLE, Elias HOYT, James BARNES, Henry BUCKINGHAM, George CATLIN, Managers.
Estate of Dr. George W. TROTT, late of Wilkes-Barre, request payments and demands. Lydia TROTT and Geo. HAINES, administrators.
Some account of Susquehanna County, accompanied by a view of Silver Lake, the seat of Robert H. ROSE, Esq. (See article)
21 June 1816
Boot and Shoemaker – John HACKET, Wilkes-Barre.
For Sale – A tract of land containing about 200 acres, situate in Springville, Susquehanna County, on both sides of the Bridgewater and Wilkes-Barre Turnpike road, in such a manner as to make on far on each side of the road. There is a small improvement of about six acres on the lot. For terms apply to John BOLLES near the premises, or the subscriber in Wilkes-Barre. Isaac A. CHAPMAN.
Estate of Stephen BURRITT, late of Hanover, request payments and demands. Joel B. BURRITT and Stephen BURRITT, administrators.
Notice. Those indebted to the late firm of WRIGHT, ROGERS & Co., will please to make full payment to Joel ROGERS in Wilkesbarre, by the 12th of July next, or be sure of a more serious and costly call. Joel ROGERS.
Notice. All persons indebted to the subscribers either by note or book account, are sincerely requested to make immediate payment, there circumstances admitting of no delay. George GORDON & Co., Providence.
Notice. I forewarn all persons against taking an assignment of a judgment note, given the 18th inst. to Daniel SPENCER, for the sume of twenty-three dollars and seventy nine cents, as I am determined not to pay said note, unless compelled by law. James MEARS, Bedford.
Stove Lumber. During the fresh in the latter part of May, a part of a board Raft lodged on Chapin’s Island in the Susquehanna, at Braintrim. The binders of the Raft are split poles of white ash. A quantity of loose boards being found on the fart, it is supposed that it had struck somewhere before. The owner is requested to come, prove property, pay charges and take it away. Henry V. CHAMPIN.
Wool Carding by H. PARSON and J. P. JOHNSON, Pitts Valley, Laurel Run.
Died – In this borough on Monday night last, Mrs. DELEMANOM, wife of Lewis DELEMANOM, merchant of this place.
28 June 1816
We stop the press to say that a horse thief has been shot on the mountain near this Borough, by his pursuer, from whom he was attempting to run away. The ball passed through his head. The court of inquest have gone to examine the body.
The office of the Gleaner is removed to the NW corner of the public square, near the store of George LANE.
A Card. The Federal Republicans of Wilkesbarre and its vicinity, are respectfully solicited to unite in the celebration of the Anniversary of American Independence, on the 4th day of July next, in the borough of Wilkesbarre. The citizens, will form a procession at 12 o’clock, on the bank opposite the house of John P. ARNDT, whence they will proceed to the Meeting house, where an appropriate address will be delivered – whence they will proceed to partake of a dinner prepared for the occasion. Thos. B. OVERTON, S. C. KING, Chas. CATLIN, Committee of Arrangement.
Independence. Cavalry Attention. Members belonging to the troop of Horse are requested to meet on the green near BENNET’S Tavern in Kingston, on the 4th of July next, in full uniform in order to celebrate the day. A dinner will be prepared and other necessary arrangements made by the Committee of Arrangements. Any gentleman wishing to join the company in the celebration will please to leave their names with any one of the committee, who are Lients. Elijah LOVELAND and Darius LANDON, Kingston and John WAGGONER, Plains or Joseph FELL’S Tavern in Wilkes-Barre. By order. N. B. It is expected the committee will prepare Cartridges.
Whereas my wife Lois, has eloped from my bed and board without any just cause, I hereby forbid all persons from harbouring or trusting her on my account as I am determined to pay no debts of her contracting after this date. David BISSEL, Kingston, June 28.
Public Notice. Is hereby given to all persons indebted to me by bond, note or book account to come forward and make a settlement within one month from this date or they will find their accounts in the hands of a Justice of the Peace for collection. Lewis DELAMANOM, Wilkesbarre.
The Pews in the Wilkesbarre Meeting house will be rented for the ensuing year, on Saturday the 6th of July next, at five o’clock P. M. at said House. By order of the Committee.
5 July 1816
The Hon. John B. GIBSON, late President Judge of this district, is appointed Judge of the Supreme Court in the place of the Hon. H. H. BRACKENRIDGE, deceased; and we are informed that Mr. BURNSIDE, a member of Congress from this state, is appointed to succeed Judge GIBSON in this district.
We last week mentioned that a horse thief had just been shot on the mountain. The following appear to have been the particulars. Two persons were found to be concerned – One was taken, and two horses which were stolen. The other, of the name of MILLER, had succeeded in keeping out of the way of the officers of justice. A reward was offered, which induced several persons to attempt securing him. A person on horseback found the thief travelling the road on foot with a gun, & as he personally knew the fellow, he offered him his hand. It was received, and at the same moment the thief was declared his prisoner – who suddenly starting, pulled the man from his horse, and stepping back presented his gun, as if to shoot him. The man immediately knocked the gun from the hands of the thief, who instantly fled. The man took up the gun, and called the thief to stop, who continued however to run, and at the distance of sixty paces received the ball in his head. He died a few hours afterwards, and his remains have been buried at Bear Creek. The report of the inquest was “justifiable homicide.”
Horse stealing and counterfeiting appear to be the sport of the day. Two persons were arrested for passing counterfeit money at Lackawanock, on Sunday last. They were escorted to town by the officer and his guard on Monday; and at the moment of stopping at the door of the inn, one of them suddenly spurred his horse, and attempted to escape. A hue and cry was immediately made and the fellow was overtaken and secured, after running about half a mile. They are committed for trial at the next term.
List of letters remaining on hand in the P. O. Wilkesbarre, July 1st:
Christopher BONMAN, Thos. A. STEVENS & Robert WILSON
Stephen F. COOPER
Zephon P. FLOWER
George RIGA & Adam BEACH
John JACOBS Sen.
Thomas LYTTLE & Daniel TURNER
John A. LOEB & Thomas BENNET
Geo. GREGORY & Geo. MUCHLER
Jacob RAMBACK & Geo. KOCHER
Henry VON STORK
Levi & Enos SEWARD
S. V. R. TROWRIDGE
Dr. Seth TURNER
Nancy B. WATROUS
John BONMAN sen’r
B. D. BARNES
Abel D. CHASE
John CARVER & Jno. ROSENCRANSE
Jacob J. DENNIS
Thos. DODSON & Enos TRESCOTT
Jehoida P. JOHNSON
Jacob KIDNEY & Adam LAWBACK
John A. LOEB & Peter MINING
Adam LAWBACH & Robert LEWIS
Levi & Enos SEWARD
Fred. STABIE & Jacob KIDNEY
Isaac A. WIGHTMAN
J. CIST, P. M.
New Goods at the store of William BARNES.
New Goods at the store of Salmon KEENEY, Wyalusing.
12 July 1816
Died – At the Creek Agency, on the 6th June, Col. Benjamin HAWKINS, Agent for Indian Affairs. He was one of those Revolutionary patriots, who had spent in the service of his country, to which no man was more devoted, nearly his whole life. (A larger obituary appears in the next paper, but nothing of genealogical importance)
Letters remaining at the Post Office, Kingston, July 1st:
John J. BLAINE
Christian G. OCHMIG
PERKINS Son & ATHERTON
Alvah C. PHILIPS
Cornelius V. BUSKARCK
John WIRT Jun.
H. BUCKINGHAM, P. M.
Lost on the road between Wilkes-Barre and Montrose on the 21st inst., several bank notes, viz. one of twenty Dollars of Trenton N. Jersey – one of ten Dollars, Middle District N. Y., and I think likely two or three small bills not particularly recollected, whoever will find and convey said money to the subscriber will receive a reward of three Dollars. David HOTCHKISS, Windsor, N. Y.
19 July 1816
A House and Lot, The corner of Main and Union Streets, to be rented. Joel ROGERS, Wilkesbarre.
A Waggon for Sale. An excellent waggon for four horses, is for sale at Lausanne, (landing on the Lehigh.) Enquire of Samuel WESTON, at the landing or the printer.
Celebration of Independence at Wilkes-Barre. (See article)
Twenty Dollars Reward. Ran away from the subscriber living in Roxbury Township, Morris County, New Jersey, on the 4th July last a negro man named Frank, about 23 years of age and about 5 feet 6 or 7 inches high, broad shouldered and has a bashful countenance. Had on when he went away a nankeen sailor jacket, a white under-jacket, a pair of coperas coloured pantaloons, and a pair of calfskin shoes. Whoever takes up said runaway and secures him in any jail in the state of New Jersey or Pennsylvania, or delivers him to the subscriber, shall have the above reward. Samuel WILLS Jun.
Notice. Having disposed of my stock of goods at Tunkhannock, it becomes absolutely necessary that those indebted should make Immediate payment. Such persons, therefore, as have unsettled accounts, are informed that Cyrus AVERY, Esq., is duly authorized to settle the same. It is hoped that those indebted will punctually discharge their accounts, and prevent the disagreeable alternative of using legal means to enforce compliance. Wm. BARNES, Wilkesbarre.
Notice. All persons who have unsettled accounts with Miner SEARLE or SEARLE and SMITH, are hereby notified that one or both of the subscribers will attend at their stone, on Friday and Saturday of each week until the fifteenth of August next, for settling the same. After which time, the accounts will be left with a Justice of the peace. SEARLE & SMITH, Pittston.
Land Office. The subscriber hereby gives public notice that he has opened an office in Wilkesbarre for the purchase and sale of real estate and for the purpose of furnishing general and particular information relative to lands in Luzerne, Susquehanna and Bradford Counties. His occupation as a practical surveyor in these Counties, particularly the two former has given him the opportunity of becoming acquainted with the quality and situation of the lands in all parts of these counties. Isaac A. CHAPMAN, Wilkesbarre. (Large ad)
A copper mine has been discovered in the Township of Mifflin, in Columbia County, which is said to be ____ and very extensive.
26 July 1816
We are informed that Ann CARRSON, alias Ann SMITH, wife of John CARSON, for the murder of whom Richard SMITH is now condemned to death, was arrested a few days since near Harrisburg and confined in prison at that place. She had gone to Harrisburg, we are told, for the purpose of coercing Governor SNYDER to pardon SMITH, and had threatened his life, in case he did not comply.
Married – At Hanover on Wednesday evening last, by the Rev. LANE, John CAREY, to Mrs. CRISMAN, widow of the late Frederick CRISMAN.
Married – By Christian STOUT, Esq., Jacob SHLEPPY (?), of Newport, to Miss Margaret KOCHER, of Nescopeck.
Died – A few weeks ago, a barn belonging to John KEAN in Salem was struck by lightning, while
Mr. KEEN was taking care of his horses; who was immediately killed. Mrs. KEAN, seeing the barn on fire, ran to the stable, where she found her husband lifeless, and succeeded in dragging his body out of the door, where it was found broiled in a most shocking manner, after the barn was consumed.
On the 11th inst. a barn belonging to Daniel LATHROP in Bridgewater was consumed by fire, with all the hay and grain in it.
Notice To All Indebted. Neither written nor verbal duns, except they may possibly happen by the sheriff or constable, will be made after this date. If the question should be asked, what did you sue me for: the answer is too obvious: but to convince those concerned with the above notice. I ask, what would be the reply to the question but, “you have not paid me what you owe me, I must have it, and will have it if I can get it. Zeb BUTLER, Wilkesbarre.
Stop The Thief. Forty Dollars Reward. Stolen out of Pasture of the Subscriber, on Saturday night the 20th inst., a Sorrel Mare. Whoever will return said Mare to the Subscriber, and secure the Thief in the Jail of Columbia or Luzerne County, shall receive the above reward, and all reasonable charges, or twenty dollars for the Mare alone. Daniel WERTMAN, Hemlock Township, Columbia County.
Notice. Whereas a petition has been presented by Sophia WARD, (late Sophia SEELY) to the Court of Common Pleas of Wayne County, praying that the bonds of Matrimony between her and her husband, James WARD, for divers good causes and reasons therein stated may be dissolved; agreeable to the act of General Assembly in such case made and provided: This is therefore to notify the said James WARD to appear at the Court house in Bethany, in said County, on the fourth Monday of August next, and show cause if any he has why the said divorce should not be granted. Jonathan JENNINGS, Deputy, for Silas KELLOGG Sheriff, Bethany.
For Sale. A Grist mill seat with irons sufficient for a mill with one run of stones and 75 acres of land adjoining, situate in Plymouth. Also two other tracts lying in Bedford. Enquire at the land office of I. A. CHAPMAN.
Notice. Whereas many accounts of G. & C. LANE, Geo. LANE and LANE and HARVEY, remain unsettled; the subscriber gives notice to those concerned to come forward for immediate settlement. Where payment cannot be made notes must be given. If this request is not complied with more unpleasant and expensive measures will of necessity be resorted to. George LANE, Wilkesbarre.
The Country Courier, printed by Abraham VOSBURG and edited by Barent GARDENIER, published twice week in New York.
2 August 1816
The laws of the last session of the Legislature of Pennsylvania have been received, and are now ready to be delivered to the persons entitled to receive the same. David SCOTT, Prothontary of Luzerne County.
For Sale. A quantity of the best kind of fresh rum, by A. FERTE and Co. at Berwick and the store of Lewis DELAMANOM.
George GORDON & Co. have taken the stand lately occupied by Mr. William BARNES, where they offer for sale a general assortment of Dry Good, Hardware, Queensware & Groceries. Wilkes-Barre.
New State of Indiana.
Died – In Union Township, Luzerne county, July 14th, Josiah, son of Gideon POST, aged twenty-seven years.
9 August 1816
The County Meeting of the Federal Republicans of Luzerne County was held at the Washington Hotel in Wilkes-barre on 6 August. Elected Chairman: Nathan BEACH, Esq. and Secretary: Thomas B. OVERTON. The citizens again assembled on August 7th and recommended the following persons for candidates:
Sheriff: Arnold COLT, John HANCOCK
Coroner: Benjamin BAILEY, Edward INMAN
Commissioner: Eleazer CAREY
Auditor: Conrad HARMAN
Delegates to meet with delegates of Susquehanna Co., at the house of Charles OTIS, in Tunkhannock on 7th September, to nominate candidates to be recommended to the citizens for Representatives in the General Assembly: Benjamin DORRANCE, Samuel HARMAN and Abel MARCY, Esqs.
Committee of Correspondence: Jesse FELL, Ebenezer BOWMAN, John P. ARNDT, Isaac A. CHAPMAN and Charles CATLIN, Esqrs.
Committees of Vigilance:
Sugar-Loaf – Jacob DRUMHELLER Jr., Joseph M’MURTRIE and Abrm. BALLIOT
Nescopeck – Benjamin MILLARD, John BITTENBENDER, Conrad LINE
Salem – Nathan BEACH, Henry HEPLER, Alexander JAMESON Huntington – Maj. FULLER, Jarvus HARRISON, Caleb HOYT
Union – Joshua DODSON, Isaac BENSCOTER
Newport – William LUTZEY, John KIDNEY, Leonard STYER
Hanover – Elisha BLACKMAN, James S. LEE, Robert ROBINS
Plymouth – Joseph WRIGHT, Sam’l PRINGLE, Thomas LOMEREUX
Wilkesbarre- Cornelius CORTRIGHT, Geo. CHAHOON, Phineas WALTER, J. J. WARD
Kingston: Elias HOYT, Dan’l C. MARSH, George TAYLOR
Exeter – Elijah AYERS, Samuel SUTTON, Alexander SWARTWOUT
Bedford – Joseph WORTHINGTON, Jacob J. BOGARDUS, Joshua FULLER
Northmoreland – James GRIDLEY, Jehiel FULLER, Hezekiah SMITH
Pittston – Nathaniel GIDDINGS, Miner SEARLE, Isaiah TYSON
Tunkhannock – Charles OTIS, Isaac SLOCUM, Elisha HARDING, Benj. EARLES, Jona BULKELEY
Abington – Jere. CLARK, Nathan CALENDER, Wm. WALL
Greenfield – James BROWN, Wm. STEWART
Providence – Benj. SLOCUM, Reuben TAYLOR, Stephen TRIPP
Braintrim – Daniel STERLING, Wait S. SKINNER, Wm. T. ALDEN
Windham – Jos. BURGESS, Henry CHAMPIN, Jos. LOTT
Nicholson – Ebenezer STEPHENS, Caleb ROBERTS, Eliphalet STEPHENS, Jr.
The dwelling of the late Col. HAWKINS, Indian Agent, has recently been destroyed by fire, with all his valuable papers and manuscripts on Indian Affairs – A public loss.
Sixty Thousand Acres of Land For Sale and Settlement, in the counties of Jefferson and Armstrong. The subscriber has selected the above land from a body of 200,000 acres on the Holland Purchase, which have been selling very fast to settlers who consider the land to be the first quality and in a healthy climate. The title to the above land, is good being derived from the Holland Company, who made the oldest surveys in that part of the state. A general warrantee will be given to the purchaser by David LAWSON, Esq., of Redbank near Kittanning, the county of Armstrong, who is authorized to make sale and give deeds. Summers BALDWIN. (See article for more description of the land)
A farm of one hundred acres of good land in Huntington Township for sale. Harman HARVEY, Calloway HARVEY, Huntington.
Notice. Managers of the Bridgewater and Wilkesbarre Turnpike Road Co. are requested to meet at the house of Isaac SLOCUM in the Township of Tunkhannock on Tuesday, the 20th inst., at 8 o’clock A. M. on business of importance, punctual attendance is requested. By order of the President, Benjamin PERRY, Sec.
Take Notice – I have applied to the Judges of the Court of Common Pleas, for Luzerne County for the benefit of the Insolvent Act now in force in the State of Pennsylvania; and that they have appointed Wednesday the twenty-eighth day of the present month, to hear me and my Creditors at the Court House in Wilkesbarre; at which time and place they may appear if they see proper. William BARKER.
Map of Luzerne County. The undersigned having contracted with the Surveyor General and Secretary of the Commonwealth to execute a Map of Luzerne County, to be used in the formation of a Map of the state of Pennsylvania, in conformity to an act of the General Assembly, hereby announces to the public, that it is in contemplation to have the Map of Luzerne County engraved and published separately. This map will be about 22 inches N. & S. and about 18 E. & W. on a scale of two miles and a half to an inch. It will exhibit:
1, The County and Township lines
2. The Rivers, Lakes and the principal water courses
3. The Mountains and Vallies
4. The Minerals and Mineral Springs as far as they are known.
5. The towns, villages and Post Offices
6. The State roads, post roads and principal County roads; and the distances marked in miles along the principal roads.
7. The most remarkable public buildings, Churches, Mills and Manufactories.
8. The principal bridges and navigable waters.
9. Those Townships called the “Seventeen Township,” as far as they are situated in Luzerne County.
10. The places which are the principal Scenes of bloodshed in the early history of Wyoming.
The Map will be elegantly engraved and published on fine paper for the small sum of one dollar and fifty cents, each copy, provided three hundred subscribers are obtained. Isaac A. CHAPMAN, Wilkesbarre.
16 August 1816
On the night of the 13th of August, Seneca PAGE and James SEYMOUR escaped from the prison in this place, where they had been confined on a charge of passing counterfeit money. These men have several times escaped the just punishment of the law, and not withstanding the charges which our police officers have received to guard them strictly, they left the prison without breaking any locks or bolts. The principal iron door of their prison room we are informed was left unlocked, and the outside door to the hall leading to the felons’ apartment was left open, for the purpose we are informed , of letting in fresh air. 200 dollars reward is offered for their apprehension.
The Saunterer – On my return in looking for berries, I came by the way of the old fortification, where as I was passing along the little path, I found a small bundle of papers which appeared to have been dropped by some visitor there, but which did not contain the owners sir-name. having made some inquiries, and not finding a claimant, I send you a copy of one of the letters which follows.
Wilkesbarre, August, 1815.
I forwarded you the journal of my tour since I left the falls, from Tioga Point, four weeks since, which I hope you have received before this time. I concluded to pass down the East instead of the West branch of the Susquehanna, and enter this Town yesterday – or rather Borough I should say, for in Pennsylvania most of the Towns are called Boroughs – they do not send members to the legislature but they have certain corporate privileges, something resembling city corporations. This Borough is beautifully situated upon a level plain on the east bank of the Susquehanna, which is very gentle, and appears well calculated for the purposes of navigation, and for excursions of pleasure upon the water; yet I saw no pleasure boats, and suspect that the inhabitants have no taste for such diversion. The western margin of the river is shaded by groves of willows, elms, and the Pennsylvania alder, which support heavy vines of the native grape, forming the most beautiful shrubbery I ever saw.
The plain upon which the town is built is about a mile and a half wide, and about fifteen miles long, and surrounded by lofty mountains which form the “Valley of Wyoming,” of which you have so often heard. This is the same Wyoming where those horrid scenes took place, towards the close of the revolutionary war. You will be surprised to learn that not one half of the inhabitants can tell you half so much about them as you already know. I have however gathered from some of the oldest inhabitants some interesting particulars, which I will give you in my journal which will be sent next week by our friend Mr. ___ whom I very happily met here.
I have visited the falls and the coal mines, to-morrow I go to see the remains of the old fortifications. This day among other rambles, I strolled into the burial ground, which is a walk you know I never neglect wherever I travel – Harvey is not the only one who believes that many a useful lesson may be learned from the tombs.
The burial ground is in the back part of the town, and forms a smooth level lot, of about four acres; which might be laid out with much taste and elegance, but appears to be very much neglected – very little system or regularity appears ever to have prevailed, and the graves are promiscuously places, frequently much out of their proper position. Many are grown over with weeds and grass without any stone or other monument to make the place.
Some of which appear to be the graves of persons whose families are very respectable and still resident in the town, are placed by the side of others whom I found by inquiry to be entirely unconnected with the deceased, and again by the side of them were placed others who were equally strangers. You know how particular we are at ____ to have each family occupy their particular square. Who is there, that has not a wish, when the troubles of this life shall have passed away, to have his bones rest by the side of those, who have shared his sorrows and his joys; and partaken of his happiness or misery? If any such there is, he is no relation of yours or mine. Many of the inscriptions too, are very bad English, and betray a great want of taste in that particular – certainly our friends ought to have a little care concerning those few words which are to be all that remains to tell posterity who we were. Near a very old grave where there was no monument, some person had recently put down a shingle with this inscription; “Stranger, I was what thou art, and am what thou will be.”
I did hope to find here the monuments of some of those who fell in the battles of Wyoming, but I found only one. You shall soon hear from me again. Yours. C.
Married – In this Borough last evening, by Thomas DYER, Esq., Charles WELLES, Esq., to Miss Eleanor I., daughter of Matthias HOLLENBACK, Esq., of this place.
Married – On Tuesday evening last, by Noah WADHAMS, Esq., Charles C. CURTIS, of Kingston to Miss Oliva RANSOM, of Plymouth, daughter of Col. George P. RANSOM
Richard SMITH was executed on Saturday last at Philadelphia, for the murder of John CARSON. (See next paper)
Came to the enclosure of the subscriber on Mahoopany Creek in the Township of Windham, on the 2nd day of August a red lined back Ox, supposed to be about 15 years old; the owner is desired to come forward prove property, pay charges and take him away. Joseph BURGESS, Windham.
Public Notice is hereby given, that by order of the Orphan’s Court of Susquehanna County, will be exposed to sale by public vendue, or out-cry, on the 26th day of August next, at 2 o’clock in the afternoon of that day, a certain Messuage and tract of land with the appertenances, containing one hundred thirty three acres, about eighty acres of which are under improvements, with a large dwelling house, barn and out houses, situate on the Milford and Owega Turnpike and now in the tenure of Mary MILES. This sale will be held on the premises, and the terms made known by Mary MILES, Joshua MILES and Putnam CATLIN, Esq., administrators of the estate.
A Farm for Sale, situate in Pittston, about one mile and a half from the Ferry – containing 140 acres. On the premises is one frame dwelling house, 18 by 22 feet – also an orchard containing about 50 apple trees, and a good spring of water. There are about 25 acres under improvement – the remainder of the lot is well timbered. Also one undivided half part of a saw-mill, standing on the premises. The title is indisputable, it being held by a patent from the commonwealth. For further particulars apply to Gipson WORRELL, Pittston.
23 August 1816
Philadelphia Execution, Aug. 12. The unfortunate Richard SMITH, says the United States Gazette of Saturday evening, was executed at about half past eleven o’clock this morning, in the presence of an immense multitude of spectators. We understand that he met his fate with great firmness, intrepidity, and composure. It is said that when everything was prepared for the awful event, he shook hands with some of those about him, and drew down the covering of his face with his own hands.
Married – On the 18th inst., Abel DALBEY, of Berwick to Miss Rebecca BICKS, of Salem.
Singing School. Mr. NEWTON’S Singing School in Wilkesbarre will close on Thursday the 29th inst. at which time it is proposed to meet in the Church for a Public Exhibition of Vocal Music, in such a manner as shall be honorable to the School, and gratifying to the citizens generally.
The Subscriber takes this method to inform the Electors of Luzerne County, that he offers himself as a Candidate for the office of Sheriff of the County of Luzerne. Naphtali HURLBUT, Kingston.
Weather observations for the summer in Luzerne, with a thermometer of Fahrenheit and observations were made at 10 o’clock A. M. and at 5 o’clock P. M. (Chart includes from June 22nd to July 22nd)
The Steam Boat Vesuvius was destroyed by fire last night, with cargo, valued at $150,00. She burnt about one hour and sunk. (Extract from a letter dated July 14, New Orleans)
30 August 1816
Another Bridge. The Bridge over the Susquehanna was designed by architect, Lewis WERNWAG, Esq., upon the same model of the excellent bridge over the Delaware at New Hope, of which he was the inventor and constructor. This bridge is to be commenced immediately and to be passable by the first of November 1817. It is to consist of four arches, of one hundred and eighty-five feet each, and will be erected opposite centre street.
The Saunterer. No person having yet claimed the bundle of papers which I found near the old fortification, I send you a copy of another letter found in it.
Wilkesbarre, August 9th, 1815
The road to the old fortification, leads over what they call here the plains, I accordingly expected to ride through dust and sand something like that which we waded through on our way from Hartford to Westfield; but these plains are a continual succession of hills and vallies covered with fine farms and affording a pleasant and very extensive view of the Wyoming Valley. On our return we came by other plains which they called Abrahams Plains, these are low meadow by the side of the river. So you see names here, are applied in a very different way from our notions of things.
Abraham’s Plains at Quebec, you know, are some of the highest grounds about the City, yet they are very level and are really plains. These however bear some resemblance to them, for they have been drenched by the blood of many a Wolf.
This town (Borough) might be rendered very beautiful with very little expence, but beauty is a consideration very little attended to. The Streets are not shaded with trees, and the passenger walks exposed to the burning Sun. All the public buildings are in the centre of the town where there is a square of sides of which, lie in an angle of 45 degrees with the Streets, but is not planted with trees, neither are the public buildings enclosed with any paling, so that they have a very naked appearance, as if they had been placed there, because there was no other place for them. The Academy however is an exception, for it is enclosed with a high board fence – something resembling a jail yard, which is not painted like the building, and looks almost as uncouth as the black Steeple at New-Haven. Band Street, affords a find prospect of the River, and would form a beautiful walk for the Ladies and Gentlemen of the Town, but boys of all ages are permitted to bathe along the Street at all hours of the day; if Alderman ____, lived here, I think this sport would be stopped, or transferred to some other place.
This town after a rain is the most muddy place I ever saw, and although there are great quantities of gravel, and paving stones along the river, yet the citizens seem perfectly satisfied to wade through the mud from one year’s end to another. This happens to be court week, and as I passed about twenty rods from the Court House, I heard a great noise which induced me to go in. The noise proceeded from the Attorney addressing the jury who stood before them, not more than the length of his arm distant, but he bawled so loud, that I was induced to enquire of a by-stander if some of the jury were deaf: he replied they were not yet, but he concluded those who sat next the Speaker would soon be so. If eloquence consists in noise this man would make as great an Orator as our vendue-crier. Your’s, &c. C.
Married – On Sunday the 18th of August by Rev. Ard HOYT, Ahira WHITCOMB, of Windham, to Miss Amelia, daughter of Anderson DANA, Esq., of Wilkesbarre.
Married – At Braintrim, by Josiah FASSET, Esq., George COON, to Miss Sally MARBLE.
Wanted. Lime, Lumber, & Stone. The subscriber having undertaken to build a Bridge over the Susquehanna River at the Borough of Wilkesbarre, is desirous of contracting for a quantity of large building stone, suitable for the abutments of the said Bridge, one fourth of which should be not less than four feet in length, and from six to nine inches thick, with flat surfaces. Also, from 3 to 4000 bushels of Lime, about 200 bushels of which to be delivered immediately, the remainder the ensuing spring. And from 200 to 300,000 feet of Lumber, agreeably to the bill, to be furnished the contractor. Lewis WERNWAG.
Wlkesbarre, Aug. 30, 1816. Application either verbal or written, to be made to J. CIST, the treasurer of the Wilkesbarre Bridge Company, at the office of said company until the 14th day of September ensuing.
Estate of Stephen HARDING, late of the township of Exeter, are requested to make payment and demands. Jane HARDING, Elisha HARDING, executors.
6 Sept. 1816
New Goods at DRAKE & Co., Wilkesbarre.
The frost was so severe in the vicinity of this place on Thursday night, the 29th of August, that many crops of corn, and most of the buckwheat is entirely destroyed. Our farmers are now ploughing up large buckwheat fields, to sow, where their corn had been previously killed in the Spring, so that they have lost the use of those fields for one season. Buckwheat is a crop on which much dependence is placed by the people of Luzerne; and as there will be very little corn or buckwheat, we fear that many families must suffer from an approaching scarcity.
Mr. CHAPMAN, On Thursday I attended the Spring exhibition of the members of Mr. NEWTON’S School, and I believe everyone who attended was highly gratified with the performance. The School I am informed is to continue, and I hope it may be more extensively supported, as an excellent opportunity is offered for perfecting learners in so desirable an acquisition.
Murder! On the 31st ultimo, Mr. WALDRON, of Skaneateles, committed the inhuman act of murdering his son!! Mr. WALDRON, as we are told rose very early on the morning above mentioned, went to the bed where his son was asleep and with an axe knocked out his brains! The boy was about sixteen years old. WALDRON was committed to jail the same day. We have no cause assigned for the perpetration of this horrid deed.
General Election will be held on the Second Tuesday of October next (which will be on the 8th day of said month.
13 Sept. 1816
Music School. Mr. HANTZ From Paris – Announces his intention of opening a School in Wilkesbarre, for the purpose of teaching music, vocal and instrumental. Ladies and Gentlemen will be taught upon such instruments as they may prefer. He composes music, and prepares tunes for different instruments, puts Piano’s and other instruments in tune, &c. If sufficient encouragement should be given, the School will open in a few weeks, for other particulars enquire of Mr. VERNET, Wilkesbarre.
At a meeting of the Federal Republican Delegates, from the Counties of Luzerne and Susquehanna, at the house of Charles OTIS in Tunkhannock, on Saturday the 7th of September inst. pursuant to previous appointment, for the purpose of selecting and recommending suitable persons as candidates for the offices to be filled at the approaching Election by the citizens of this District: Col. Benjamin DORRANCE was appointed Chairman and Henry PARKE, Secretary. Resolved unanimously that Roswell WELLES, Esq., be recommended as a candidate for Member of Congress, that Cornelius COURTRIGHT, Esq., be recommended as a candidate for Senator from this District, and that Elisha HARDING, Esq. of Luzerne and Col. Frederick BAILEY, of Susquehanna, be recommended as candidates for Representatives to the General Assembly.
Fulling Mill. The Subscriber having purchased the Fulling Mill (lately owned by David GOODWIN) in the upper part of Kingston, is putting it in complete repair, and will be ready to receive Cloth for Dressing as soon as the 15th of September. As he has employed a first rate workman, the Cloth will be done with neatness and despatch. Cloth for Dressing may be left at the store of Lord BUTLER (late ROBINSON & KING) Wilkesbarre; Elias HOYT, Kingston; and at E. CARAY, Pittston; and returned when dressed. Peter SETZER, Kingston.
Orphan’s Court Sale, to be held Monday, the 7th October next at one o’clock P. M., the real estate of Jacob SERVOSS, late of the City of Philadelphia, deceased, the two following described tracts of land, viz. One surveyed in the name of Abel EVENS, containing four hundred thirty seven acres, and one hundred and twenty four perches; the other surveyed in the name of Daniel BENEZET, containing four hundred and eighteen acres, both situate on Bartlett’s Creek, in the
County of Luzerne. For such estate and on such conditions as the said Jacob SERVOSS had and held the same at and immediately before his death, attendance will be given and the conditions of sale made known by the Agent of the Administrator of the deceased. By the Court, David SCOTT, Clerk.
20 Sept. 1816
The Saunterer. Wilkesbarre, Aug. 9, 1815
You see I have made a longer stay here than I usually do at country owns; the truth is, this is a pleasant valley I was ever in, and I have contrived to spend my time very agreeably. The stage office hotel is an excellent house, where I find every accommodation which the country affords. This you must know, is directly on the route from Philadelphia to the Falls of Niagara. The woods in the vicinity abound with game, and the river and creeks with fish; so you may suppose I have business enough. The inhabitants have done without a bridge for five years, although they have had a law for erecting one all the time, the reason is simply because they cannot exactly agree upon the spot where it shall stand…..There is also what they call a Shun-pike now building to bring the main road into the town in another place. This new road crosses a small swamp just back of the town, which it is generally supposed has caused much of that sickness which has recently prevaled here. The citizens are now cutting an artificial channel to drain this swamp, but it is with much difficulty the necessary funds can be raised…The Philadelphia Bank has a branch established here, and this institution being the first of the kind which the people have every had among them…..A bank among farmers, is like the landlord among gamblers, he is the only one who really makes money, the others only change from hand to hand. My friends are waiting for me to take a trip to Nanticoke Falls, where the famous PLUNKET’S expedition terminated. Adieu. Yours, C.
Whiskey for sale by the barrel. E. HOYT, Kingston.
27 Sept. 1816
Congressional Nomination. At a large and respectable meeting of the Federal Republicans of Wilkes-barre and its vicinity, held at the Washington Hotel, on Friday evening, the 26th inst. Jesse FELL was appointed Chairman and Garrick MALLERY, Secretary. Resolved that this meeting recommends Roswell WELLES and William F. BUYERS, Esqs. to the Citizens of this Congressional District to be supported for Congress at the approaching election. Resolved, that Henry CLYMER, Ebenezer BOWMAN and Isaac A. CHAPMAN, Esqs. be a committee of correspondence.
At the meeting of Federal Republican delegates from several township in the county of Bradford, at the house of Col. H. SPALDING, on Tuesday the 10th inst., Col. John FRANKLIN was appointed Chairman and Joseph KINGSBURY, Clerk. It was voted to support for Assembly, Stephen HOPKINS; for County Commissioner, Abner C. ROCKWELL; for Auditor, John F. SATTERLEE.
Married – At Springville, Susquehanna County, Joshua SMITH, jun. to Miss Peggy YOUNG.
Married – John AUSTIN to Mrs. Nancy BABCOCK
Married – At Waterford, Josiah LORD jun. to Miss Sally HALL.
Married – At Hanover, Luzerne, Erastus CARDWELL to Miss CAREY, daughter of Comfort CARREY.
Susquehanna County Federal Republican Ticket: For commissioner, Benjamin DOOLITTLE; for auditor, Col. Thomas PARKE.
Stray. Taken up in the Borough of Wilkesbarre, a sorrel mare colt with a bald face, white mane and tail. She is about tow years old, and is now in the Borough Pound. Notice is therefore hereby given that unless claimed by the owner, she will be sold on Saturday the 12th of October next at the house of Joseph FELL, in Wilkesbarre, agreeably to the Borough laws. Joseph DENNIS, High Constable.
Regimental Orders. The field company and staff officers of the 2nd regiment of Pennsylvania Militia are to meet at or near Market house in Berwick on Monday the 21st October at 9 o’clock A. M. completely equipped for dicipline, as the 16th sec. of the militia law directs. Courts of appeal for this regiment will be held on Saturday, the 9th day of November next at 10 o’clock A. M. For the 1st battalion, at the house of Major O. HELME in Kingston; for the 2nd, at the house of Henry HEPLER in Salem. Isaac BOWMAN, Col., Command’t 2nd regiment, Pennsylvania Militia, Wilkesbarre.
Regimental Orders. The regimental, commissioned & staff officers of the 76th Regiment, Pennsylvania Militia, are directed to meet at Capt. Jeremiah SPENCER’S, Springville on Monday the 21st day of October next, armed and equipped for military dicipline, agreeable to the 16th section of the Militia law of this commonwealth. Frederick BAILEY, Col., Command’t 76th regiment Pennsylvania Militia, Waterford.
To Clothiers, the subscriber offers for Sale, Stillamn’s Patent Shearing Machines. They will shear as well as hand shears, without the least danger of cutting the cloth. I have one in operation, and think it to be as good as two Journeymen. Any person wishing to purchase can see them in operation by calling at my shop in Harford, Susquehanna County. John KINGSLEY.
Notice. All persons indebted to the subscriber, will oblige him very much by making immediate payment. Wheat will be received at market price, if delivered in three weeks. Any one paying in Philadelphia money, will be allowed ten per cent. John J. WARD, Wilkesbarre.
4 Oct. 1816
Came into the enlosure of the subscriber, a black mare colt. The owner prove property, pay charges and take her away; otherwise she will be sold according to law. John F. MILLER, Union Township.
To Electors. The subscriber offers himself as a Candidate for the office of Sheriff at the ensuing election. Phineas WALLER, Wilkesbarre.
To the electors of Luzerne. At a meeting of a number of electors from Providence and Pittston at the house of Peter HALLOCK, in Pittston, on Thursday evening, 26th Sept. for the purpose of taking into consideration the property of the present democratic nomination of candidates to be held up at the ensuing election for county officers. Enos FINCH was called to the char and Stephen COLLINS appointed secretary. After deliberately considering the business, and candidly scrutinizing the same, do think proper to recommend to the electors Joze ROGERS in place of Manuel TURNER for sheriff; and likewise recommend Mr. TURNER to decline, and taking the good of the cause in consideration, the ticket we should recommend will stand as follows: Jose ROGERS & Stephen VAN LOON for sheriff; Henry GREEN and Michael WIESS for coroner; Isaac HARTZELL for commissioner and Asa STEPHENS for auditor.
Bank. In pursuance of instructions lately received from the Philadelphia Bank, notice is hereby given to all persons indebted to the Branch Bank at Wilkesbarre, that unless they regularly and promptly pay their 10 per cent and Interest every sixty days, or give Bond with security for the payment of their Debts in one year with Interest every sixty days, their Notes must be protested and immediately put in suit. John BETTLE, Cashier.
Letters remaining at the Post Office Providence, Oct. 1st:
Miss Laura WORCESTER
Benj. & Isaac DOLPH
Noah STEPHENS & Alex. DOLPH
Benj. FELLOWS & Eliphalet SMITH
Benj. SLOCUM, P. M.
Will be offered for sale at Public Vendue, On the 1st day of November next, at the tavern of John WRAGG, in Stoddardsville, the dwelling house and lot of ground lately occupied by the subscriber as a tavern; situate at the aforesaid place. The lot is 100 feet in front on the Turnpike Road, and 150 deed – the house is 36 feet by 24 feet with a kitchen 18 by 16 adjoining – there is also a large and convenient stable. The situation is good for a tavern or store. Conditions will be make known on the day of sale and attendance given by George SAX.
Letters remaining in the Post Office at Kingston, Sept. 30th:
Geo. P. RANSOM
H. BUCKINGHAM, P. M.
11 Oct. 1816
Wanted a quantity of flax seed, for which a generous price will be given. George GORDON & Co., Wilkesbarre.
Independent Company. There is no Independent Company of Light Infantry belonging to the 2nd Regiment; and it is to be much regretted that the Valley of Wyoming cannot furnish such a Company. Recent experience during the late war has furnished sufficient proof of their utility. Those persons of all parties who are desirous of becoming members of such a company are requested to leave their names at the Gleaner Office.
Whereas in Pursuance of an act of General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, an attachment hath been granted by the subscriber one of the Justices of the Peace in and for said County of Luzerne, against a certain James DYER of Pittston, in the County aforesaid, whereon certain Goods, Chattels and Effects of the said James DYER have been attached, and are now in the custody of John MURPHY and Eleazer CAREY, of said Township, until they shall be disposed of according to law. This is therefore to give notice to the Creditors of the said James DYER, to appear on Friday the fifteenth day of November next, at the subscriber’s office in Kingston, and County aforesaid; Then and there to discover and make proof of their demands, agreeable to the directions of the said ace. David PERKINS, Justice of the Peace.
List of letters remaining in the P. Office, Wilkesbarre, Oct. 1st:
Joel B. BURRETT
Dr. John de BENNEVILLE
John DODSON & Earl TUBBS
Billie HARRISON & Isaac BENSCOTER
James OSBORN or Thomas L. GRISTE
Lewis M. PREVOST
Samuel ST. JOHN
Jacob STEEL & John STEEL
Samuel CHAPIN & Elisha MYERS
George FINK & Isaac BENSCOTER
Jehoida P. JOHNSON
James S. LEE & Isaac HARTZELL
Evan VAN SWERING
C. R. WILSON
J. CIST, P. M.
The Post Office in Wilkes-Barre is removed to the store of Jacob & Joseph SINTON.
18 Oct. 1816
We owe our readers an apology for the bad appearance of our paper, owing to a constant crowd of business at the office. The editor’s entire ignorance of the practical part of printing, and a difficulty of getting better paper must be our excuse. We are making arrangements to present the Gleaner to our subscribers in a more pleasant dress.
Official Return of the Election Results in Luzerne and some neighboring counties. (See articles)
Married – At Berlin, (Con.) Frederick HINSDALE, to Miss Lucy PATTERSON. (no date)
Married – At Lindsley Town, N. Y. on the 23rd of Sept., George m. HOLLENBACK, Merchant of Wilkes-barre, to Miss Emily St. Auburn LINDSLEY, daughter of Eleazer LINDSLEY, Esq., of that place.
Married – At Plainfield, (Con.) The Rev. Samuel PHINNEY, Pastor of the Protestant Episcopal Church of this place, to Miss Susan, daughter of the late Rev. BENEDICT, of that place. (no date)
Married – At Plymouth, (Pa.) on Sunday evening the 13th inst. by Rev. LANE, Jonathan BUCKLIN (of N. Y.) to Miss Philinda BARNES.
Married – At Plymouth, by Noah WADHAMS, Esq., Albon BULFORD (New Haven, Con.) to Miss Polly JOHNSON, of Wilkesbarre.
Married – At the same place, on the 17th inst. by Rev. George LANE, Joseph RUGGLES, to Miss Sylvia, daughter of Capt. Jesse BROWN.
For Sale. The house and lot which the subscriber lives in Wilkesbarre. Those of my creditors who can conveniently wait for their money, shall be paid, with interest, as soon as the above property is sold; those who cannot conveniently wait will confer a favour, by giving information, and, if money can be borrowed, they shall be paid immediately. Ard HOYT.
Cavalry Attention! The Members belonging to the Wyoming Independent Cavalry, are requested to meet on the Public Square, in the Borough of Wilkes-barre, on Monday the 28th Oct. inst. in complete uniform as the law directs. Henry COURTRIGHT, Capt. N. B. If any gentlemen are desirous of joining said company, they will please to attend at the above time, or leave their names at any time previous, with the Capt. in Wilkesbarre, or Lieutenants LOVELAND or LANDON, in Kingston.
Cloth Dressing. The subscriber respectfully informs the public, that he has got another Fulling Mill almost completed, and he thinks that he shall be able to accommodate those who are willing to favor him with their custom at the shortest notice, and in the best manner. Cloth may be left at John P. ARNDT’S in Wilkes-barre and E. CAREY’S in Pittston, which will be returned when dressed. Samuel SHOEMAKER, Shoemaker’s Mills, Kingston.
25 Oct. 1816
A Gig and Harness in good repair for sale at Dr. COVELL’S.
List of letters remaining in the Post-Office, Pittston, Oct. 1st:
James SCOTT & Wm. SEARLE
John BENEDICT Jr.
Thomas ERWING or Enos BROWN
Geo. MILLER & Jacob SHAFFER
Miner SEARLE & Isaac WILSON
Wm. SEARLE Jr.
Eliphalet SMITH & Ebenezer MARCY
Isaac WILSON & James SCOTT
William M. WALLACE
E. CAREY, P. M.
The failure of the crops of corn and buckwheat this season, will undoubtedly produce a great scarcity of grain; and bread stuffs will consequently be very high before the next harvest, if there should be as much wheat as usual carried to market abroad, and our distilleries go on at home. It is a well known fact, that this part of the state is usually furnished with whiskey from down the river, as cheap as we can make it, and it is a lamentable fact that much more liquor is used than is necessary or proper for the good of Society. Would it not therefore be advisable for the inhabitants generally to discourage distilling the present season? If the inhabitants of Luzerne could come to some general regulation of what nature it might prevent much want.
Appointment by the Governor. William N. IRVINE, Esq., of Harrisburg late colonel in the U. States Army is appointed Adjutant General of the militia of Pennsylvania.
The members of the Independent Infantry Company now forming at Wilkesbarre, are requested to meet at the Court House on Saturday, the 26th inst. (tomorrow) at 3 o’clock P. M.
Union Auxiliary Bible Society – At a Meeting held at Wilkesbarre, October 16, for the organization of the society for the counties of Luzerne, Susquehanna and Bradford, The Rev. Ebenezer KINGSBURY was appointed Chairman and George LANE, Secretary. The following gentlemen were chosen Managers of the said Society for one year.
Luzerne: Ebenezer BOWMAN, Edward COVELL, Henry BUCKINGHAM, David SCOTT, Daniel HOYT, Thomas DYER, Joseph SINTON and Elias HOYT.
Susquehanna: Stephen WILSON, Zebulon DEAN, Chapman CARR, Daniel CHAMBERLAIN, Joab TYLER, John TYLER Jr., Joshua MILES and Obadiah CARPENTER.
Bradford: Stephen HOPKINS, Samuel M’KEAN, Parley COBURN, Russell FOWLER, Salman BOSWORTH, George SCOTT, Robert RIDGWAY and John SHEPHERD.
A board of Managers then being formed, they proceeded to the choice of Officers for the ensuing year:
Luzerne: Ebenezer BOWMAN was chosen President, and Lord BUTLER Vice President, Edward COVELL, Secretary
Susquehanna: Ephraim STRONG, Vice President, Isaac P. FOSTER, Secretary
Bradford: Henry WELLES, Vice President, David PAINE, Secretary George M. HOLLENBACK, Treasurer
The next meeting will be held at Montrose, Susquehanna Co.
Fulling Mill – The subscriber informs the public, that he has commenced the business of drying, fulling and dressing cloth, at his Factory, on Laurel run near Wilkesbarre; where every attention will be paid to render satisfaction to all who may favor him with their custom. Hezekiah PARSONS.
Report of the Commissioners appointed to explore the head waters of the rivers Delaware, Lehigh and Schuylkill and the north-east branch of Susquehanna. On our instructions directing us first to explore the country, and ascertain the best and shortest distance from the Delaware, near the forks of the Mohawk and Popackton branches to the Great Bend on the Susquehanna, we proceed on by the way of the new north road and other roads to Samuel PRESTON’S, at Stockport, about three and a half miles below the said forks. At his place Henry DRINKER is making improvements. He has a saw-mill now in operation, and a grist-mill nearly ready to go. He has opened a road from this place to his improvement called Harmony on the Susquehanna, near the Great Bend…..Mention of Drinker’s Road…..We purchased a canoe to proceed the survey and examination of the river Susquehanna, beginning at the line between the states of New York and Pennsylvania…..The Wyalusing falls present us with the first rocks that form any obstruction within this widely extended stream, (see the draught of Susquehanna, No. 2) There are in these falls six or eight small rocks in the channel, which is near the left sore in going down, and are in the way only in times of low water; these out to be removed or scaled down a sufficient depth to be out of the say….In the rapids a little above the mouth of Tuscarora Creek, there are five small rocks in the way lying between the island and the left shore….At the foot of the Horse race there were five small rocks in the way, lying in the channel between the island and the left shore. Nearly opposite OSTERHOUT’S there are a number of loose promiscuous rocks in the channel near the left shore…..Near the bend a little above the mouth of Lackawanick Creek, there are six small rocks in the channel near the left shore…..The Wyoming Falls are only a rapid formed by a rift of small rocks extending directly across the river and are but little in the way except in times of low water; the channel through them is near the right shore; the removal of ten or twelve rocks will make a good passage down them…..Nanticoke Falls are exceeding rapid having five feet four inches dectivity in the distance of seventy perches, the water discharging into the wide part of the river and forming a kind of basin which in time of high water makes a rough eddy of circular motion, the danger of which hath been too often experienced. The obstructions of these falls are a parcel of eight or ten rocks lying near the left shore a little beyond the falls. On the removal of these rocks the channel will be made straight and near the left shore. In passing this way they may escape both the rough water and the falls and the danger of the eddy…..From the head of Rocky Island to Nescopeck Falls (see draught No. 3) the water is shoal and interspersed with rocks, which are generally small and mostly loose and are scattered along the whole extent of this distance. The channel runs between the islands and the left shore. The old fish-dam and the rocks being removed so as to make the channel about two poles wide, disposing of them on each side to the best advantage will make it a good passage…..Nescopeck Falls are at times of very low water excessively rapid. Their declivity we found to be six feet, nine inches in the distance of fifty four perches. Nescopeck Creek comes in on the left side, at about the middle of these falls; the town of Berwick is situated on the opposite side of the river. The channel thro’ these falls is near the left side. At the bend of these falls there is an old fish-dam; somewhat lower down, and also near the pitch of the falls, there are some few small rocks that ought to be removed or sealed, which amendment would make a good passage for boats down it. These falls form the greatest obstacle to the passage of boats up the river in times of low water. The great rapidity of the water renders poles almost useless; the situation of the shore with respect to boats going up, makes the towing line also of little use. The manner of getting boats up now is used in times of low waters, is by first unloading them, then part of the hands wade and push them up, whilst the others give their assistance with poles and towing lines; the difficulty therefore of ascending these falls at such times is very great. To facilitate the passing of boats up these falls we have concluded that it is necessary that a small canal should be opened along on the right side of these falls, within the bed of the river. This must be opened through the state rocks, which we found to be softish and favorable for the purpose. The part that must be cut through the rock aforesaid, will be twenty-two perches long, sixteen feet wide, and twenty inches deep, and so directed as to correspond with an opening in the rock above; that being done, together with a little opening of the gravel below, and extending a small wing from the canal upwards including to the right in order to deepen and collect the water, will perfect this passage……The difficulty of going up these falls is experienced in the greatest degree in times of low water, which lessens in proposition to the rising of the river, and in times of high water it is ascended with ease, being but little more than a considerable rapid. A canal opened along within the bank at Berwick, agreeable to a plan proposed by Mr. OWENS, would be an advantageous situation for the great water works; and might be used both to public advantage and private benefit. (See article for complete report. Also another report in next issue not abstracted.)
1 Nov. 1816
Some of our subscribers have wished to know if wheat would be received for the Gleaner; we assure them that all kinds of grain, beef, pork and butter will be thankfully received.
The Members of the Independent Infantry Company are respectfully requested to meet at the house of Joseph FELL on Thursday afternoon the 7th inst. for the purpose of adopting a Constitution for said Company, and also to agree upon an Uniform Dress. The Citizens of Kingston and the adjoining townships who have not already joined the Company, and who are disposed to become members are respectfully invited to attend.
Notice. To All Whom It May Concern. You are hereby notified that the Direct Tax of the United States for 1816 has become due and payable.
8 Nov. 1816
Died – In this town, on Sunday evening last, George JEWETT, Merchant of Tunkhannock, aged 29 years, after a lingering illness of two months. Mr. JEWETT was a native of Connecticut – had resided but a short time in Luzerne, and had commenced business with a fair prospect of success. His death is a loss not to his friends only, but also to the society in which he lived. His funeral was attended on Tuesday, when an eloquent and very impressive discourse was delivered by Rev. HOYT, from Luke VII, 11th to 15th verse.
Died – On the Plains, on Monday last, Letitia; a child of Joseph WRIGHT, who was wounded by being entangled in the machinery of the grist mill a few days before, which caused her death.
One Hundred Dollars Reward, will be paid by the Editors of this paper, to any person who will give information so as to enable them to prosecute to conviction those incendiaries who attempted to set Fire to the Federal Republican Office on Sunday last. This is the third attempt of the kind within nine months past, and it is the first time which we have ever deemed it our duty to make it a subject of public notoriety. Feb. Rep.
For Sale. The valuable stand near the mouth of Lackawannock Creek, consisting of 115 acres of land about 40 under improvement. About 150 apple trees, a frame barn, 5 frame houses, a grist mill with two pair of stones and two bolts, also a saw mill capable of sawing 3000 feet per day, and a distillery with new stills on the common construction. A fulling-mill and carding-machine may be erected at a small expense, as there is a building adjoining the mill suitable for that purpose, with plenty of water. For terms apply to TYSON & MURPHY, Pittston. N. B. There was twenty tons of hay made on the place the present year and the buildings are all nearly new.
Stray. Came to the farm of the subscriber, the first of July last, a red line backed, heifer calf – the owner is requested to prove his property, pay charges, and take it away. Jameson HARVEY, Plymouth.
Payment of Militia. Funds having been placed in the hands of the Subscriber for paying the Detachment of Militia under the command of Lieut. Col. MONTGOMERY, discharged at Danville, in Nov. 1814; Notice is hereby given, that Capt. BAILEY’S Company, will be paid at FULLER’S in Montrose, on the 16th inst. – Lieut. MASON’S Company, at William MEANS Jr. in Towanda, on the 18th inst. – Capt. CAMP’S Company, at OTIS’ in Tunkhannock, on the 20th inst. Those living in the vicinity of Berwic, at John BROWN’S in Berwic, on the 25th inst. And those in the vicinity of Bloomsburg, at the house formerly of Caspar CHRISTMANS, on the 26th inst. And those residing below will be paid at Danville, after the first of December of which notice will be given. The persons intitled to receive the money, must receipt the same in person, or by their Attorney in fact duly authorized. George DENISON, Wilkesbarre.
Dr. Charles E. GAYLORD informs the inhabitants of Kingston, and its vicinity, that he intends removing into Kingston, some time during the present season where he will punctually attend all calls in the line of his profession, as a Physician and Surgeon. As he has long been in practice in Huntington, and the adjoining Townships, he hopes by a continuance of his exertions to merit a share of the public confidence.
New Goods at B. D. BARNES, Wilkesbarre.
Woolen Factory. George ROYAL, from Germantown, informs the Citizens of Luzerne that he is ready to receive Cloth for Dying, Fulling & Dressing, at the Factory (SWEATLAND’S Mills) in Kingston.
15 Nov. 1816
Mr. HENTZ, Miniature Painter, from Paris, will take large size Miniature Likenesses, in India Ink, at three dollars each.
Notice. The Members belonging to the Wyoming Independent Cavalry, are requested to meet at the house of Maj. O. HELME, in Kingston, on Saturday the 30th inst. 9 o’clock, A. M. completely equipped and mounted as the law directs. As it is expected the company will be inspected, and the Officers elected on that day it is therefore necessary that the members should all be present. No member will be permitted to appear on parade without his uniform; arms will not be required of those who have become members since the first of October last. Per Order. Wilkesbarre.
Independent Company. The Members of the Wyoming Guards are requested to meet on Thursday the 21st inst. at the house of Joseph FELL, in Wilkesbarre, to attend to the business of the company. Gentlemen who are desirous of becoming members will please to attend on that day. By Order of the Committee.
Estate of Joseph WOODBRIDGE, Esq., late of Salem Twp., Wayne Co. request payments and demands. Hezekiah BINGHAM and Ann WOODBRIDGE, Administrators.
Notice. Came to the enclosure of the subscriber about the 1st inst., a brown Stag, 8 or 9 years old, having a crop on the right ear; the owner is desired to come forward, prove property, pay charges and take him away. George P. RANSOM, Jr., Plymouth.
A young man by the name of JOHNSON and a native of Connecticut, visited the Falls of Niagara, Sept. 5th he was known to descend the ladder below the falls, and has not been heard of since.
Extraordinary Property of the Onion. The magnetic power of a compass needle will be entirely destroyed and changed by being touched with the juice of an Onion. This fact may seem trifling; but we regard it as one of the first importance; and investigated, may lead to consequences equally astonishing as the discovery of the magnet itself.
Married – At Burr-Raven in Dauphin Co., on Monday the 18th inst. Charles CATLIN Esq., of Wilkesbarre, to Miss Amanda, daughter of Theodore BURR, Esq., of that place.
22 Nov. 1816
Married – At Burr-Haven in Dauphin Co., on Monday the 18th inst., Charles CATLIN, Esq., of Wilkesbarre to Miss Amanda BURR, daughter of Theodore BURR, Esq., of that place.
Caution to Surveyors on using their compass. (See article)
Anthony Brower TAYLOR, military work, ladies great coats, riding dresses, Fine Cloths, Casimeres and Vestings. P. S. Apprentice wanted.
To Journeymen Printers. A good compositor is much wanted, and will find employment at the Gleaner office.
29 Nov. 1816
The properties of the Onion, are disputed by a correspondent from the Richmond Enquire. A sowing needle, touched with a magnet so as to enable it to take up a small one, has been repeatedly wet with the juice of the Onion, which in no way affected it magnetic power.
The Court-Martial which sat at New York for the trial of Major General GAINES, have honorably acquitted him.
Mrs. CARSON, and those concerned with her, have been acquitted of the charges of conspiracy against the Government.
Married – At Providence, William STANTON to Miss Judah ACKLEY.
Died – In this Town on Tuesday last, Miss Harriet B. JEWET, daughter of the late Dr. JEWET of Montville (Con.). She was sister to the late George JEWET, whose death we announced three weeks since. Her complaint was a fever of the same kind as that of which her brother died, and was probably brought on by her long and constant attention to him, during his sickness. Feeble and pale she followed his remains to the grave, and returned to occupy the bed of sickness and death. She was an affectionate sister, a helpful and beloved daughter, and has left a circle of afflicted relatives and friends, to mourn her early passage to the tomb. [Poem]
Turnpike Notice. The Stockholders of the Bridgewater and Wilkesbarre Turnpike Road Company, are hereby notified that an Election will be held at the house of Isaac SLOCUM, in the Township of Tunkhannock, on the first Monday of January next for the purpose of choosing a President, Treasurer and Managers for the ensuing year. Benjamin PERRY, Secr’y.
Look Sharp. The Subscriber gives notice to those indebted to him that unless payment be made before the 15th day of December next, he will be under the necessity of making a demand through a Justice’s office. Samuel SHOEMAKER, Kingston.
Notice. Is hereby given to the stockholders of the Bridgewater and Wilkes-Barre Turnpike road, that by a resolution of the Board of Managers of said Turnpike Road Company, the whole amount, or balance that may be due on the respective shares of the capital stock, becomes payable on the 1st day of December, A. D. 1816. And each and every stockholder is hereby requested to pay the whole amount or the balance that is due upon his capital stock n said Turnpike, on or before the twentieth day of January 1817, to the Treasurer at his office, in Wilkes-barre. Garrick MALLERY, Treasurer.
6 Dec. 1816
Murder. David Colden COOPER, of New York, was killed in a duel on Wednesday morning last, by Christopher ROBERTS, jun., of Elizabeth-Town. Newark Sentinel
A pamphlet with this singular title page, has lately been published at Northampton, (Mass.) “Report of the trial of George BOWEN, for the murder of Jonathan JEWETT, who committed suicide on the 9th of November, 1816.
Notice. The stock holders of the Coshecton and Great Bend Turnpike Road Company, are hereby notified that an election will be held at the house of Charles HATCH at the Great Bend of the Susquehanna, on Monday the sixth day of January next, for the purpose of choosing a President, twelve Managers and a Treasurer for the ensuing year. Solomon MOORE, Sec.
Notice. The Stockholders of the Bethany and Dingman’s Choice Turnpike Road Company, are hereby notified that an Election will be held at the house of Eliphalet KELLOGG, Esq., in Bethany, on Monday the thirteenth day of January next, for the purpose of choosing a President, twelve Managers and a Treasurer for the ensuing year. Solomon MOORE, Sec.
Notice is hereby given, to the Stockholders of the Susquehanna and Lehigh Turnpike Company, that an Election will be held at the house of John BROWN, innkeeper, in Berwick, on the first Monday in January next for the purpose of choosing a President, Treasurer and 12 Managers for the ensuing year. Alex’r JAMESON, Sec., Berwick.
Estate of George JEWETT, later of Tunkhannock, request payments and demands. Charles JEWETT, Adm’r.
A flock of Sheep, Consisting of about 30, half and three quarter Merino will be let out on shares by Thomas WRIGHT, Wrights-ville (Wilkesbarre).
SMITH and FULLER, respectfully inform their friends and the public in general, that they have taken the stand lately occupied by Henry BUCKINGHAM, as a Druggist Store on Main Street in Wilkes-barre.
Notice. The stockholders of the Belmont and Easton Turnpike Road, in pursuance of a resolution of the Managers, a payment of twenty-five dollars on each share by them respectively subscribed, must be made to their Treasurer by the first of January next; likewise twelve and a half dollars by the first day of May next, and twelve and a half dollars by the first day of September next. By order of the Managers. Isaac STANTON, Treasurer, Canaan, Wayne Co.
A quantity of first quality Lime, for sale by Luther YARINGTON, Wilkesbarre.
13 Dec. 1816
Died – In this Town, on Thursday last, Amory NELSON, aged 24 years.
Found. About five weeks ago between KEELER’S Ferry and Tunkhannock, a valise, containing a shirt, waistcoat, a pair of shoes and a letter, the owner may have the articles by paying for this advertisement, and calling on Matthew SHERWOOD at Tunkhannock.
Mr. CHAPMAN will have the goodness to permit a Stranger through the medium of the Gleaner to leave the following to the inhabitants of Wilkesbarre, as a testimony of his gratitude for their kindness and hospitality to an EXILE. “Farewell worthy and loved inhabitants of Wilkesbarre, I leave you, perhaps forever, by my heart remains with you. On my memory shall forever be engraved, the remembrance of our kindness and hospitality. I shall cease to be young, I may live to be old but I can never be unmindful of the attention which you have bestowed upon a Stranger. A melancholy but sweet remembrance will recall to my mind the delightful walks of Mill-Creek. I shall remember with gratitude the pleasing circles of Wilkesbarre, where poverty was no disgrace, and where the Graces were almost Devine. The Banks of the Susquehanna, where I have spent so many pleasant hours, are not lost to me forever, but they are left for you still to enjoy. Like a young vine which has lost its support my soul finds nothing to sustain it, but the recollection of the politeness I have received from you, for which I have nothing to return, but this sincere farewell. When beyond the seas, in a country remote from your hospitality, a pleasing recollection will soothe a melancholy hour, and that will be the Valley of Wyoming.
20 Dec. 1816
Married – At Stoddart’s-Ville on Tuesday the 10th inst. by Rev. R. KENDALL, Luther M’STONE to Miss Sarah NAGLE.
St. John’s. The members of lodge No. 61, are requested to attend at their lodge room on Thursday the 27th inst. at 10 o’clock A. M. to celebrate the anniversary of St. John the Evangelist. A dinner will be prepared for the occasion and the installation of the officers for the ensuing year will take place. Brethren of other lodges who can make it convenient, are also respectfully invited to attend. Punctual attendance is desirable. A. PARRISH, H. COURTRIGHT, A. BEAUMONT, Committee.
Natural Curiosity – Laurel Hill Cave, Uniontown, Fayette County, Penna, by John A. PAXTON. (See article)
27 Dec. 1816
Pennsylvania Legislature – House of Representatives. Dec. 5. Mr. DENISON presented the petition of Marinda MERRILLS, of Luzerne county, praying to be divorced from the bonds of matrimony.
Appointment by the Governor. David SCOTT, Esq., of Luzerne County as President Judge of the 12th Judicial District in Pennsylvania composed of the counties of Dauphin, Lebanon and S____.
Died – On the 8th inst. in Susquehanna County, of a consumption, Mrs. Isabella, wife of James ROSE, in the 40th year of her age. Of this worthy and inestimable woman it may be truly said, that her conduct in the various relations of life was most exemplary. She was a dutiful daughter, a virtuous, loving and obedient wife, an affectionate and prudent mother, and a constant and kind friend. Living beloved, she died in respected and regretted by all who knew her. A painful and distressing illness she bore with patience and resignation. That she died in full hope and confidence of a joyful resurrection, through the merits of a blessed Redeemer, (in whom she firmly believed.) was fully witnessed by the respectable clergyman who attended her last hours, and by several professors of religion, her friends. This tribute to her memory, and to her many virtues, is offered by one of whom she was for many years a source of comfort and consolation under many privations of misfortune. She has left a large family to deplore her irreparable loss.
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