1818 Gleaner

Gleaner 1818 (Jan-May)

Published on Friday, at Wilkes-Barre, by Patrick HEPBURN

2 January 1818

The act to abolish the Stamp tax, Whiskey tax, etc. etc. has received the signature of the President, and became a law!

Mail Routes. Messrs. HORTON’S & ELY have contracted for the Mail Route from Easton to Wilkes-Barre, which commenced on the 1st inst. It goes through twice a week, and in a day. They have procured new Stages, and have been attentive to secure every public accommodation for passengers. From the known industry and attention of these gentlemen, the public may confidently expect very considerable advantage.
Mr. SALTMARSH has contracted to carry the Northern Mail. From his exertions to procure a good Stage and Horses, and from his anxiety to render general satisfaction, we cannot but give him our best wishes for his success.

Counterfeit Three Dollar Notes of the Commercial Bank of Pennsylvania are in circulation. The engraving is bad, the paper has a glossy appearance, and the signature of the President, (A. BAYARD) is very badly executed.

Lost or Mislaid – A Certificate of a Share in the Easton and Wilkes-Barre Turnpike Road Company, No. 876. Any person returning it will be rewarded. If it is not found, notice is hereby given, that the Subscriber intends to apply to the Board of Managers for its renewal. John ALDEN.

New Goods. J. BARNES, Kingston.

Estate of John BETTLE, Esq., late of Wilkes-Barre, deceased, request payments and demands. Samuel D. BETTLE, George CHAHOON, Administrators.

9 January 1818

Married – At Exeter, on the 8th inst., by Rev. LANE, Charles FULLER, Merchant, of this place, to Miss Maria SCOVELL.

Married – At Tunkhannock, Chester DANA to Miss Sally OSTERHOUT.

The 11th Judicial District Court will meat in Luzerne on the first Mondays in January, April, August and November.

Officers of the Susquehanna Bridge: President – Joseph SINTON, Treasurer – Jacob CIST, Managers – James BARNES, Henry BUCKINGHAM, Elias HOYT, George M. HOLLENBACK, Daniel COLLINS, Stephen TUTTLE.

Easton and Wilkes-Barre Turnpike Company: President – Lord BUTLER, Treasurer – Nathan PALMER, Managers – J. P. ARNDT, Jesse FELL, Cornelius CORTRIGHT, Garrick MALLERY, Benjamin DORRANCE, Philip MYERS, John STODDART, G. M. HOLLENBACK, Coonrod SAX, William ROSS, A. COLT.

Government of the United States. At the commencement of the first session of the XVth Congress, Dec. 1, 1817 and salary per annum:
President – James MONROE ($25,000)
Sec’y of State – John Q. ADAMS ($5,000)
Sec’y of Treasury – Wm. H. CRAWFORD ($5,000)
Sec’y of War – John C. CALHOUN ($4,500)
Sec’y of the Navy – Benjamin W. CROWNINSHIELD ($4,500)
Attorney General – Wm. WIRT ($3,000)
These form the Cabinet Council.
Daniel D. TOMPKINS, Vice President of the United States and President of the Senate. Salary $5,000 per annum, and double pay of a Senator.

Letters Remaining in the Post Office at Wilkes-barre, Jan. 1st:
Theophilus BROOKS
Stephen BARNUM
Benjamin FULLER
William GOULD
Henry B. HOYT
William HULTS
Gideon KENT
Joshua MINER
Frances MILLER
Hanes MOSS
Frederick NAGLE
William PORTER
Charlotte PAINE
Ichabod SHAW
Archibald SMILEY
Stephen TAYNOR
Rosewell WELLES
Ashabell B. WILSON
Daniel C. WALL
Daniel C. WORDEN
Ceesar Rodney WILSON
Crandall WILCOX
Jacob CIST, P. M.

Letters Remaining in the Post Office at Kingston, Jan. 1st:
Thomas BIRD
Sylvanus FULLER
Fisher GAY
Ezekiel GOBLE
Nathan SMITH
Elias HOYT
James LUSE
Elizabeth IDE
Josiah LEWIS
Harriet LEE
Hamilton MORROW
Samuel MAIN
Sylvanus MOON
Samuel ROUP
Zepheniah SPACE

Letters Remaining in the Post Office at Pittston, Dec. 31st:
Darius FINCH
Theophilus BROOKS
Ebenezer MARCY & John HUTCHINS

16 January 1818

We regret to learn that some of our subscribers in Susquehanna County have not for sometime past regularly received their papers. This however has been, by no means owing to our neglect or inattention. We have delivered our papers to the post office here, and we believe they have been token by the post rider to Tunkhannock. The irregularity therefore, of which our Subscribers have complained, must be owing to the conduct of the post rider from Tunkhannock. To remedy the evil complained of, we have made an arrangement with Mr. SMITH, by which we trust that the paper will hereafter be regularly delivered to most, if not all those Subscribers who have heretofore been deprived of it. Those who may not receive the papers by this conveyance, will have the goodness to suggest to us, some other method by which they may receive it.

A bill is now before the Senate of the U. States, by which, if it passes the surviving soldiers of the revolution, who have not been already provided for, will be entitled to a liberal pension for their former services.

The elegant Bridge over the Susquehanna, at Lewisburg, is so far advanced as to be crossed with safety.

Turnpike Election. At an Election of the Clifford & Wilkes-Barre Turnpike Company, held at the Court House in Wilkes-Barre, on Jan. 5th:
President – Walter LYON
Treasurer – Asa DIMOCK
Managers – Peter HALLOCK, Stephen ELLIS, Stephen TRIPP, Henry NOBLE, Nathan CALLENDER, Philip J. STEWART, Eber DIMMICK, Jonathan BURNS, Elisha HARDING, James GIDDINGS, George HERBERGER, James FINN.

At an Election of the Bridgewater & Wilkes-Barre Turnpike Company, held at the house of Thomas H. DOYLE, in Tunkhannock, on Jan. 5th:
President – Ebenezer BOWMAN
Secretary – Benjamin PERRY
Treasurer – Garrick MALLERY
Managers – Benjamin DORRANCE, George MILLER, Benjamin JENKINS, Elisha HARDING, Isaac SLOCUM, Ezra TUTTLE, John BOLLES, John W. ROBINSON, Isaac POST, Elijah SHOEMAKER, Ephraim STRONG, Samuel SCOTT.

Agreeably to the Act of Congress of December 23, 1817, duties paid on licenses for periods extending beyond the 31st of December 1817, and for stamps not used, are to be refunded by the respective Collectors, provided the stamps shall be returned previous to the first day of May 1818.
All Store and Tavern keepers who have neglected to take out licenses for the years 1816 and 1817 – those who have not entered and paid the duties on carriages – and all those who are in arrears for the duties on distilling, the Direct Tax, or any other duty imposed by the act of Congress up to the 31st day of December, 1817, are hereby required to make immediate payment on or before the 20th day of January, instant – or in failure thereof the Bonds and accounts will be placed in the hands of an attorney for collection. Harris JENKINS, Collector of the 20th Collection district of Pennsylvania.

23 January 1818

Appointment by the Governor. Jabez HYDE Jr., Esq., prothonotary, clerk of quarter sessions, clerk of orphans’ court and clerk of the courts of oyer and terminer and general jail delivery, also register of wills and recorder of deeds, in and for the county of Susquehanna. Andrew BEAUMONT, Esq., prothonotary, clerk of quarter sessions, clerk of orphans’ court and clerk of the courts of oyer and terminer and general jail delivery, in and for the county of Luzerne. Samuel MAFFET, Esq., register of wills and recorder of deeds, in and for the county of Luzerne.

At a court of Oyer and Terminer, held at Utica, last Monday, John HARRIS, James O’BRIEN, David LINUS, John DENNY (an Indian youth) and Rosewell PRATT, were tried for the crime of arson and murder, and found guilty of both. Judge PLATT who presided pronounced the sentence of the case, which was that each of them be hanged, on the second February next.
N. Y. Evening Post

Married – A man lost over board! or, the Miller gone over the dam! In Virginia, Reuben C. MILLER to Miss Atlantic Ocean WALTON.

Notice. All persons are hereby cautioned against taking an assignment on a certain note given by the undersigned to Daniel TURNER, for twenty seven dollars, dated in March last, as said note was obtained by fraud. I am determined not to pay said note, unless compelled by law. Leonard DAVENPORT, Salem.

Farm For Sale, in the township of Pittston, containing about 130 acres – about 80 acres under improvement. There are two small houses, a frame barn and orchard of bearing apple trees. The farm is situated adjoining the Susquehanna River and is the first above Capt. Jeremiah BLANCHARD’S. Joseph WRIGHT, Plymouth.

30 January 1818

Sorrowful Accident – On the 5th inst. a small boy, about six years of age, son of John and Mary HOSKINS, near the Seven Stars, in Aston Township, Delaware County, his father and mother being absent, took up an old gun that had been charged about Christmas, and several times attempted to be discharged but failed; he (as is thought) without the least idea of any damage, presented the gun at his sister, of about ten years of age, drew the trigger, and unfortunately the gun went off, and lodged its contends in her bowels! She immediately fell and in the extremity of her distress called for her pappa, and sorrowful to say, she only survived about an hour, but little more than time for a distressed father, and a weeping mother, to behold a blooming beloved child’s untimely death.

A few evenings since, the Currying Shop of Col. Isaac BOWMAN was forcibly broken open and entered. The villain had collected several calf skins and other articles, when he was frightened by the noise of a journeyman opening the front door, and obliged to depart – leaving the articles he had collected behind him. Our citizens should be upon their guard against the unwelcome visitors of such nocturnal de redactors.

The Commissioners of Luzerne County have reappointed Joel ROGERS Treasurer for the year 1818. Arnold COLT, Esq., has been reappointed Clerk.

Died – Dr. Caspar WISTAR, long a distinguished and popular physician of this city, and the able professor of Anatomy in the University of Pennsylvania, closed his highly honorable life, on last Thursday evening, a few minutes before eight o’clock. “He sleeps the sleep of death. Peace to his spirit: honor to his dust!”

The number of men lost in the Revolutionary War, as stated by Mr. BLOOMFIELD, of New Jersey, was 17,000; and the same number was lost during the last war, short as it was, and well provided as our army was, or ought to have been, with all the requisite stores and supplies, in the country full of both.

Died – At Ovid, Seneca County, on the 21st ult, Charles HUGHES, late captain in the U. S. Army, and eldest son of the late Peter HUGHES, Esq.

Died – At Auburn, William CROSBY, jun., editor of the Auburn Gazette, in the 28th year of his age.

Died – In Maryland, on the 8th inst., Gen. Robert BOWIE, aged 64, an officer of the Revolutionary War, and formerly governor of that state.

Died – On Monday last in Boston Goal, William M’CONNOUGH, under sentence of death. He had long lingered under a dropsy in the chest. His last days were marked by contrition for his sins, and particularly for the dreadful crime of which he was convicted. His repentance appeared sincere, and frequently he expressed, in meekness, his hope of pardon and salvation through the merits and intercession of his Redeemer.

Died – In Ceylon, Mr. MAY, of the ordinance department, aged 22. When bathing he was attacked by a shark, which stripped all the flesh and blood vessels off his thigh, an occasioned his death, by the effusion of blood, in a few moments after his companions had extracted him from the jaws of the ravenous monster, and had brought him to shore.

6 February 1818

100 Dollar Reward and all reasonable expenses for taking up and bringing home my ungrateful apprentice to the Printing Business, John Harris M’KENNIE, who ran away 15th October last. He had two years and two months to serve when he eloped, at the expiration of which term he will be twenty one years of age. He is about five feet seven inches high and a well made young man, of a fair complexion, and rather stoop-shouldered. Editor and Proprietor of the Republican Constellation.

Orphan’s Court Sale. Will be exposed to public sale on the premises at the estate of George JEWETT, dec. on the 24th of February next – One equal undivided third part of the following described tract or parcel of land, to wit. One tract of land situate in the township of Tunkhannock, on the outlet of MARCEY’S Lake, and containing 400 acres or thereabouts, with two saw mills thereon, generally known by the name of BARNUM’S Mills. Attendance will be given at the time and place, and terms of sale made known by Charles JEWETT, Administrator. (See 12 Sept. and 5 Dec. 1817)

Strayed away from Harvey’s Lake, some time last summer, three two years old Steers and one three years old Bull – marked by the right ear cut off, and a slit in the left. Any person who can give information to the subscriber, that shall enable him to time them, shall be generously rewarded. Isaac CARPENTER, Kingston.

Married – In this town, on Tuesday evening last, by Rev. BOWEN, Pierce BUTLER to Miss Temperance COLT, all of this place.

Land For Sale – Pursuant to the last will and testament of Elisha ATHERTON, late of Kingston, will be sold at public vendue (if not previously disposed at private sale) at the house of Naphtali HURLBUT, in Kingston, on Tuesday the 3rd March next, the following: Part of Lot No. 14 in the fifth tier of Northmoreland Township, containing about 160 acres and part of Lot No. 1, in the Township of Bedford, containing about 60 acres. Eunice ATHERTON & Samuel CARVER, Executors.

Orphan’s Court Sale, to be held at the late mansion house on Saturday the 28th day of March next, as the real estate of Zebulon Butler, Esq., late of the Borough of Wilkes-Barre:
1) Tract in Wilkes Barre, being part of Lots 43 & 44 in the third division, containing 256+ acres
2) One equal and undivided moiety or half part of Lot No. 18 in Bedford Township, containing 308+ acres
3) Tract in Wilkes-Barre Township, being part of Lot No. 9, containing 1+ acres
4) Tract in Wilkes-Barre Borough, fronting Franklin Street, containing 57_ perches
5) Tract in Wilkes-Barre Borough, fronting Main Street, containing about 60 perches
6) Land in Wilkes-Barre Borough, adjoining Reuben THOMPSON and Joseph WRIGHT, containing 16+ perches
7) Land in Wilkes-Barre Borough, bounded by Lord BUTLER upon Union Streets, containing about _ acre with store and house.
8) Tract in Wilkes-Barre Borough, fronting Union Street, containing 33+ perches
Steuben BUTLER and Garrick MALLERY, Administrators.

Orphan’s Court Sale to be held the first Monday of March next on the premises, a lot or tract of land in Township of Exeter, being parts of Lots No. 1 and 2, containing 58+ acres, patented to Solomon CHAPIN on the 18th Nov. 1812. Catharine CHAPIN and Samuel CARVER, Administrators.

13 February 1818

The following Petitions have been presented read and referred, viz.:
1) From the inhabitants of the county of Susquehanna, that provision may be made by law to entitle actual settlers to compensation for their improvements in certain cases of eviction.
2) The inhabitants of Middletown Township, Susquehanna County, for an alteration in their election district.
3) From inhabitants of Bradford County, that the sume of 1500 dollars may be appropriated in aid of the improvement of that part of the road from Tioga Point to Bellefonte, which lies between Ludwick GEENR’S (?) and WATKINS’ tavern.
4) From the Presbyterian congregation of Bridgewater Susquehanna County, for an act of incorporation.
5) From inhabitants of Auburn and Springville Townships, Susquehanna, for an alteration in their election district.

Statement of the Receipts and Expenditures of the Luzerne County, for the year 1817. Receipts – Collector’s Names, townships and year of tax collection listed here (Amounts are given in the newspaper – names not always given in chronological order, nor each year listed):
Abington: Henry HALL (1816), James DEAN (1817)
Braintrim: Jasper FASSETT (1815), Waite SKINNER (1816), Samuel STURDEVANT (1817)
Exeter: Gideon FITCH (1813), Alexander SWARTWAUT (1816), Elijah AYRES (1815)
Hanover: Stephen BURRET (1814), Edward INMAN (1816), Benjamin CARY (1817)
Huntington: Daniel TURNER (1813), Darius CALLENDER (1815), Miles SUTLIFF (1816)
Kingston: Philip MYERS (1814), Lazarus DENISON (1816), Thomas BIRD (1816) [two 1816’s listed]
Nescopeck: Jacob BITTENBENDER (1814), George HENRY (1816), Conrad LINE (1817)
Newport: John NOBLES (1814), Andrew KEITHLINE (1816), John FAIRCHILD (1817)
Nicholson: George Reynolds (1816), Caleb ROBERTS (1817)
Northmoreland: David ADAMS (1817)
Pittston: Joseph SWALLOW (1815), James THOMSON (1816)
Plymouth: Calvin WADHAMS (1815), James NESBIT (1816), Freeman THOMAS (1817)
Providence: Daniel DAVID (1813), John ALWORTH (1815), Isaac TRIPP (1816)
Salem: James CAMPBELL (1815), John VARNER (1816), Jacob SMITHERS (1817)
Sugar Loaf: Peter STOCKER (1815), Peter SHEIDA (1816), John WOLF (1817)
Tunkhannock: Nathan JACKSON (1815), Cyrus AVERY (1816), John WILSON (1817)
Union: Isaac BENSCOTER (1816), Stephen ROBERTS (1817)
Wilkes-Barre: Benjamin BAILEY (1815), Phineas WALLER (1816), John COURTRIGHT (1817)
Windham: Amasa ROBINSON (1816), Jared ROBINSON (1817)
(See article for expenditures)

Notice. Trustees of William COX, an insolvent debtor, request all persons having demands against William COX, prior to the time of his discharge, that the subscribers will attend at the house of Archipus PARISH, Wilkes-Barre, on Monday, the 16th day of March next, for the purpose of receiving the proofs of the creditors of said COX, in support of their respective claims. And all persons indebted to said COX, previous to his discharge, are hereby requested to make immediate payment of Eleazer CAREY, at Pittston. Eleazer CAREY, Thomas YOUNG, Benjamin DRAKE. [27 February issue the name is given as Samuel COX – not William COX]

Orphans’ Court Sale – On Tuesday, the 10th of March next, at 10 o’clock in the forenoon, a certain lot or piece of land in Pittston, bounded by John BENNEDICT, heirs of Roger SEARLE and heirs of Thomas BENNEDICT, deceased, containing 25 acres of land. Attendance will be given and terms of sale made known at the above time and place by Miner SEARLE and Henry VONSTOCK.

Orphans’ Court Sale – On Tuesday, the 16th of March next, at 10 o’clock in the forenoon, for two certain parts of real estate of Frederick CRISMAN, late of Hanover, deceased, in Hanover Township. Attendance will be given and terms of sale made known at the above time and place by Abraham CRISMAN, Catharine CRISMAN (now Catharine CAREY), Jesse CRISMAN and Joseph PRUNER, Administrators.

State Capitol. The bill for erecting a state capitol, was on Friday last recommitted to a general committee, consisting of a member from each county.

20 February 1818

Suicide – Wm. HULTZ, confined in the jail of this county for debt, terminated his life by cutting his throat, on Monday last. No particular cause that we have heard, is known for so rash an alternative.

Drowned – Caution to Skaters. A letter from Easton, Penn. states that William Jefferson HORN, son of Gen. Abraham HORN, a promising youth of 17 or 18 years, was drowned in the Lehigh, on the 1st inst. While stating in company with others, he unfortunately slipped and plunged head foremost into an air hole. The strength of the current conveyed him some distance under the ice, until coming to another hole, he rose for a moment, and made an effort to save himself; but being exhausted, he was again swept off by the current, before assistance could reach him, to rise no more. His body was found after the search of an hour.

Patrick M’GIRVEN, innkeeper of Lancaster, Penn. has been convicted of having passed counterfeit bank notes, knowing them to be such, and sentenced to the Penitentiary for three years.

27 February 1818

Estate of Samuel SEELEY, deceased, request payments and demands. Isaac COURTRIGHT and Margaret SEELEY, Administrators.

Distressing Casualty – ON Wednesday evening, Mrs. Elizabeth C. EWELL, a widow lady, aged 51, and residing in Cumberland Street, lost her life and circumstance peculiarly shocking. She retired to her chamber about 8 o’clock, to go to bed, and fastened the door. Her sister, who lived in the same house with her, finding she did not make her appearance the next morning long after her accustomed hour of rising, grew uneasy at her absence, and going to the chamber door, called to her repeatedly, but receiving no answer she immediately forced her way into the room when to her inexpressible dismay and horror she beheld the wretched kinswoman prostrate, on the hearth, and head, breast and hands resting among the remains of the embers which had been burning there over night. Her face upon examination was found to be entirely consumed, so as to leave no feature visible, and her breast was scorched to a crisp. The only probable conjecture as to the cause of this dreadful catastrophe is, that the deceased, after undressing herself, had taken a seat by the fire to enjoy its comforts when being seized with a fit, she fell prostrate into it, and was unable to extricate herself.

Died – Betsey, aged 7 years, daughter of Capt. Ziba DAVENPORT.

Died – In Plymouth, on the 19th inst. of a consumption. Mrs. WADHAMS, consort of Calvin WADHAMS.

Died. At Havanna, on the 25th ult, after an illness of 7 days, Edward HAND, Esq., son of the late Gen. HAND, of Lancaster and Partner of the house of Hugh BO__ & Co. of Baltimore.

Died – In Montreal, Capt. Samuel LINDSAY, aged 85, a native of Pennsylvania, “but preferring allegiance to his sovereign to all other considerations, at the time of the Revolution, says the Montreal Herald, “he appeared before the Congress, after being offered a majority, and nobly avowed his principles. General WASHINGTON, Commander of the Congress’ troops knowing Capt. LINDSAY’S merit, and respecting his integrity, granted him an escort to join the king’s army under Sir William HOWE who appointed him to a command in DE LANEY’S Regiment, and made him inspector to guides, in which capacities he served with distinction during the American Revolutionary War.”

Appointed by the Governor:
Jacob SPANGLER, Esq., of York County, surveyor general.
Sheldon NORTON, Esq., prothonotary and clerk of the several courts for Wayne County.
John K. WOODWARD, Esq., register and recorder, for Wayne County.
Settler’s Bill – The bill allowing to settlers compensation for improvements, in cases of eviction, has been rejected in the House of Representatives, by a majority of 1 vote.

State Capitol – The bill before the house of Representatives, providing for the erection of a State Capitol, advances tardily. Propositions have been made to the Legislature, by Lancaster County, to provide buildings, &c. at the expense of that county, in case the Legislature should agree to remove the seat of government to the borough of Lancaster. These propositions have already had the effect of procrastinating a decision on the bill; and will in all probability prevent its passage this session.

Remarkable Birth. A child was born in the town of Jersey Shore, a few days since, with one head, four legs and arms, and two bodies as high up as the breast, where they were joined together. They were male and female, and locked in each other’s arms. The child was still born. (No name given)

Notice. Trustees of Samuel COX, an insolvent debtor, request all persons having demands against Samuel COX, prior to the time of his discharge, that the subscribers will attend at the house of Archipus PARISH, Wilkes-Barre, on Monday, the 16th day of March next, for the purpose of receiving the proofs of the creditors of said COX, in support of their respective claims. And all persons indebted to said COX, previous to his discharge, are hereby requested to make immediate payment of Eleazer CAREY, at Pittston. Eleazer CAREY, Thomas YOUNG, Benjamin DRAKE. [13 February issue the name is given as William COX – not Samuel COX]

New Connecticut Lands For Sale – In Ashtabula, Granger, Protage, Cayahoga, Medina and Huron Counties, from one hundred to seven thousand acres each. The subscriber will leave for Connecticut for Ohio about the first of March next. Isaac MILLS, New-Haven, Ct.

Days of Appeal for Luzerne County – For the purpose of hearing such as may feel themselves agrieved in the levy of a County Tax for the present year.
Nicholson & Tunkhannock, at the house late of Charles OTIS, Tunkhannock, Friday, 6th March
Braintrim & Windham, at the house of John STERLING, Braintrim, Saturday, 7th March.
Eaton, at the house of Jesse LEE, Monday, 9th March.
Exeter & Northmoreland, at the house of Elijah AYRES, Exeter, Tuesday, 10th Mach.
Other township locations and dates listed. Lord BUTLER, Isaac HARTZELL, Elijah SHOEMAKER, Commissioners

Hat Manufactory. Miles B. BENEDICT and James WARNER have commenced the Hatting Business at the Shop formerly occupied by Hugh H. ANDERSON, under the firm of BENEDICT & WARNER. Hats for Cast – Given for all kinds of hatting furs, and good pulled wool. Old hats dressed in the best manner and at the shortest notice. Wilkes-Barre.

Pay the Ferry-man. All persons indebted to the Subscriber for ferriages, are informed that an immediate settlement of their accounts, is indispensably necessary. Would such as are indebted to him, manifest the same anxiety to pay, they generally have to “go over,” the subscriber would be enabled to put his flats and skiffs in complete repair, on the “breaking up of the ice” to accommodate his customers – and himself. Delays are dangerous. Oliver HELME, Kingston.

6 March 1818

Inconsequence of a heavy fall of rain our ice bridge left us on Monday. The river immediately after the ice started, rose to an unusual height, and as the ice was from twelve to eighteen inches thick, and the river high, considerable damage was sustained. The two piers of the Bridge which were began last season, on of which was quite, the other almost finished, were destroyed. The pier which was sank, by cutting a hole through the ice, a few days before it started, we believe has escaped uninjured. We most sincerely regret, that the indefatigable industry and perseverance, which have marked the conduct of the Contractors, and the sanguine hopes they entertained of finishing the Bridge in a few weeks, should be thus cruelly and unexpectedly disappointed.

Melancholy Catastrophe. On Thursday last the house of Wm. B. WELCH in Springville Township was consumed by fire, and dreadful to relate, two of his children were burnt in it, one of whom was entirely consumed, and the other died in the course of the day. The parents of the children were from home, and the house was set on fire by the children’s playing with that destructive element. This should be a warning to all parents not to leave small children alone. We understand Mr. WELCH lost all his furniture and provisions.

Windsor. VT, Journal of Monday. On Friday last the sentence of death was executed on Samuel E. GODFREY, at Woodstock. At 11 o’clock the prisoner came out of the goal, a sermon and other exercises performed, and after having declared himself innocent, at about half past one, in the presence of several thousand spectators, the cap was drawn over his face, and he was no more.

Pittsburg, Feb. 21. Execution. John TIREMAN, convicted at the late court of Oyer and Terminer for this county, of the murder of Patrick CAMPBELL, is to be executed on Wednesday the 25th of March next, between the hours of ten and two o’clock. The warrant for his execution was received by Sheriff STEWART on Sunday last.

Thomas B. LENT, the principal witness on the trail of SICKLER for the murder of Miss HAMILTON, has been tried in Green County, New York – convicted of perjury and sentenced to the State Prison for ten years.

John ROSS has vacated his seat as a Representative in Congress from Pennsylvania, having accepted the appointment of President Judge of one of the districts of that state.

Died – Another Patriot and Soldier of 76 is gone. Died, at Onelousad, Lou., on the 8th inst., Col. William LYONS, in the 63rd year of his age. He was a native of South Carolina, and though at the time of young man he was among the first of our revolutionary contest who took up arms in the defense of their country. He fought under the brave Sumpter, was make prisoner, and suffered a long confinement in a loathsome prison ship at Charleston.

Died – At New-Haven, on Saturday last, suddenly, Gen. David HUMPHREYS, a hero of the Revolution. He was formerly a friend and Aid-de-Camp to Gen. WASHINGTON.

Died – At Savannah, Wednesday, 11th of Feb., of a fever, Philip D. WOOLHOPTER, printer, for twenty years one of the editors of the Columbian Museum.

Died – At Savannah, on Friday evening, 13th, of consumption, James HART, merchant of this city.

Died – Near Cape Frear, N. C., Mr. LILLY, aged 100. He retained his health and strength nearly to he last, had no family, and supported himself chiefly by his gun. It is worthy of remark, he never owned or had a bed in his house.

Married – On Thursday, the 12th inst., by Rev. Thomas ROBERTS, Joseph P. SHANNON to Miss Eliza, daughter of Lewis WERNWAG, Esq., all of Charleston, Chester County.

13 March 1818 *UPDATED*

To Creditors. We have applied to the Court of Common Pleas for Luzerne Co., for the benefit of the laws for the relief of Insolvent debtors, and that the said Court have appointed Monday the sixth day of April next, at ten o’clock A. M. to hear us and our creditors respectively, at the Courthouse in Wilkes-Barre. Miner SEARLE, Anthony BROWER.

Public Vendue. For sale on Monday, 16th March next, tract of land in township of Union, adjoining land of John WEISS, William MOORE, Abraham BENSCOTER, Earl TUBBS and others, containing 250+ acres, belonging to the estate of Henry HOFFMAN, deceased. John HUNSECKER, Administrator.

On the night of the 10th inst. The goal of this county was again broken open and two of the prisoners succeeded in effecting their escape.

Died – In this town, on the 11th inst., Mrs. REICH, consort of William REICH.

Married – In this town, on Thursday the 12th inst., by the Rev. TAYLOR, William WILSON, to Mrs. Jerusha SMITH.

20 March 1818

To Rent. The house and lot lately owned by the Rev. Ard HOYT, near to where the bridge is erecting. Enquire of Ezra HOYT, on the premises, Wilkes-Barre.

Wanted, A smart active lad as an apprentice to the printing business. Enquire at this office.

Hartford, Conn., on Sunday the 1st, it commenced raining and continued without intermission until Monday morning. The ice in the Connecticut River broke up on Tuesday morning. – Port Deposit, March 2nd, The ice on the Susquehanna River broke up and began to move. – Norwich, on Sunday night the rain produced a very sudden and unexpected rise of water and breaking up of the ice. Great damage. – Middletown, Conn., the storm commenced last Saturday night and completely broke up the ice in our river, the bridge across the Connecticut at Hartford is gone.
Each article tells of more destruction.

Married – At Stoddartville, on the 17th inst., by the Rev. George LANE, Brittannia D. BARNES, Merchant of Wilkes-Barre, to Miss Sarah PARDOE, of the former place.

Died – In this Borough, on the 14th inst., Joshua H. MINER, Esq., Attorney at Law, aged 28 years.

Died In Plymouth, on the 6th inst., Mrs. Hannah, consort of Samuel BROWN.

Died – Mrs. Betsy, consort of Daniel LYMN, aged 20 years.

Died – In Huntington, on the 8th inst., John DODSON, aged 97 (?) years and 11 months.

Died – At Washington, on the 5th inst., after a severe pulmonary affliction, in the 26th year of his age, Clagon REILY, late doctor of the 8th infantry U. S. army.

Died – At Fredonia, Chataque Co., on the 11th inst., Mrs. Susan, wife of Rev. Samuel SWEZY.

Died – At Detroit, on the 12th inst., Thomas HAMMOND, a patriot and a solder. He was with Gen. PIKE at York, and was wounded by the same explosion which deprived America of one of her favorite sons. After his recovery, he served under Com. PERRY, in the capacity of master armourer, and was on board the Lawrence in the Battle of Lake Erie, where he was again wounded. Detroit Gaz.

Died – Of lock-jaw in the Pennsylvania Hospital, on the first inst., aged 13 years, John KING. He stated that he had neither father, mother, nor relation living, except a brother named, William, who is five years older than himself, and is now supposed to be a sailor on board the frigate Constitution.

Died – In Perry, Gen. Co., on the 3rd inst., suddenly Robert WHALEY, innkeeper. He was apparently in his usual health, sitting by the fire, when he fell from his chair and instantly expired. “Be ye also ready, for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of Man cometh.”

Died – At Cornwall, Conn., on the 17th inst., Henry OBBOOKIAH, aged 26, a native of Owhyhee, and a member of the Foreign Mission school. He was attacked about the first of January, with the Typhus fever, and soon brought very low, but afterwards appeared to be recovering until about ten days before his death, when he suddenly relapsed, and gradually declined, until his spirit took his flight. He was a member of the church of Rev. MILLS, of Torringford. He was preparing himself, and was anxious for the period to arrive, when he should be thought qualified to go back to his native Islands and preach the Gospel.

Wanted Immediately, A few thousand feet of Plank, sixteen feet in length, suitable for Arks. Enquire of the Printer.

Improvement of the Navigation of the Susquehanna &c. A bill has passed the senate of this state, and is now before the house of representatives, appropriating $22,280, for improving the navigation of the river Susquehanna and its branches. The money is apportioned as follows, viz::
$8,700 to be expended between Columbia and Northumberland; $7,500 to be expended on the North branch, between Northumberland and Tioga Point; $6,080 to be expended on the West branch, between Northumberland and the mouth of Anderson’s Creek, in Clearfield County.

Connecticut Asylum for the Deaf and Dumb, will open for pupils on the 7th of May next.

Marshall’s Sales – By virtue of a Writ of venditioni exponas, issued from the Circuit Court of the United States in and for the District of Pennsylvania, in the third Circuit, and bearing teste the first day of November 1817, will be sold on Saturday the 4th April next, at the Court House in the Borough of Wilkes-Barre, the following describes tracks of land:
1) Lot #31 & part of #30, third division in Wilkes-Barre Township, about 300 acres
2) Part Lot #2 and part #3, in same, about 3 acres
3) Part Lot #7, in same, about 160 perches
4) Part Lot #8, in town plot of Wilkes-Barre, about 60 perches
5) Part Lot 27 first division & part Lot #13 second division, one equal undivided part, about 2 acres.
6) Lot #53 second division, in Newport Township, about 126 acres
7) Lot #53 third division, in same, about 169 acres
8) Lot #27 second division, in same, about 118 acres
9) Lot #38 second division, in same, about 80 acres
10) Lot #36 second division, in same, about 87 acres
11) Lot #2, first tier and first division, in same, about 47 acres
12) Part Lots #51 & 52 second division, in same, about 60 acres
13) Part Lot #2, first tier and first division, in same, about 47 acres
14) Lot #1 first tier and first division, in same, about 45 acres
15) Two tracts unseated in same, taken in names of Andrew and Priscilla LEE, about 800 acres
16) Part Lot #9, first tier and first division, in same, about 15 acres
17) Lot #2, fourth division, Wilkes-Barre Township, 5 acres
18) Lot #3, fourth division, in same, 5 acres
19) Lot #4, fourth division, in same, 5 acres
20) Part Lot #5 in same, 5 acres, known by name of the CASEN Lot
21) One half lot in same, certificated to Jehoida P. JOHNSON, about 19 acres.
22) Part tract land on the waters of Meshopping Creek, about 416 acres, taken up in name of ___(no name listed)
23) One moiety or equal undivided half, part of tract on Buttermilk Falls Creek, containing 300 acres, held by possession only.
John Smith, Marshall, Pennsylvania District.

27 March 1818

Robbers of the Mail. Two persons were yesterday evening examined before Alderman BARTRAM, who had been arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the late robbery of the mail. They were endeavoring to procure money for a post note of the Bank of the U. States. Mr. DUCKER, a broker to whom they applied for the purpose, suspecting them, gave immediate information to Chester BAILEY, the spirited and enterprising contractor for the conveyance of mail, who caused them to be arrested. They call themselves William WOOD and James DAVIS. DAVIS says that WOOD offered him a suit of clothes if he would exchange the note. A pistol was found upon WOOD, which Mr. BAILEY recognizes as the fellow of one found at the place where the robbery was committed: but he refused to account for the manner in which he became possessed of it, or to answer any important interrogatories. He alleges that he has been for osme time at lodgings in this city, but refuses to state where those lodgings are. They were both committed for further examination, which is to take place before the mayor this day. Union

Novel Law Case, Philadelphia, March 11. The Commonwealth vs Thomas LEONARD for Eaves dropping. Last Thursday the case came before Hon. Judge ROSS, this offence has not been tried in any court of justice in this commonwealth for years. An eaves-dropper appears to be one, who lays under the windows, &c. of a person’s house; and listens to the passing occurrences of a family, with a view of giving publicity to slanderous and injurious reports. Able counsel was employed on both sides, and after lengthy pleading, which lasted till sun-set, the jury, on Friday morning, returned a verdict of guilty on two indictments out of four. After a brief exposition of character and conduct of an eaves-dropper, the sentence pronounced was that LEONARD pay a fine of $20 to the commonwealth and give security to the amount of $100 for his good behavior for one year and pay costs of prosecution.

Executed, at Woodstock, Vt., Samuel E. GODFREY for the murder of Mr. HALETT.

The full blooded hors, Jersey Blue will stand for mares the ensuing season. Terms will be $8, to ensure a foal, $6 the season, and $4 a single leap. Comfort CAREY, Wilkes-Barre.

3 April 1818

Married – At Colchester, Conn, Col. Henry F. LAMB, of Preston, to Mrs. Frances M. SHANE, of Wilkes-Barre, daughter of Col. E. BULKELEY, late of Colchester.

Died – At Batavia, N. Y., Thomas HUBBARD, of Norwich, Ct.

Died – At Glatenbury, Ct., Mrs. Catherine, relict of the late Col. Jonthan WELLES.

Died – On his passage from Charleston to Havanna, Feb. 11, Doct. James GILBERT, aged 82, late of N. Haven, Conn.

Died – At Woodbridge, Conn., Capt. Samuel NEWTON, aged 53.

Died – At Newtown, Conn, Joseph WHEELER, aged 83.

Died – Philo CURTIS, aged 55.

Terrible Explosion on Thursday at the Dupont Powder Works, Wilmington, last Thursday, 25-30 persons killed, and several badly wounded. American Watchman, March 21

An Act – To provide for certain persons engaged in the land and naval service of the United States in the Revolutionary War. (Entire act listed)

Pennsylvania Legislature, Acts passed at the Session of 1817-18:
1) An act to authorize the Governor to incorporate the president, managers and company of the New Milford and Montrose turnpike road.
2) Annul the marriage of John MERRILLS and Marinda his wife.
3) To annex parts of Columbia and Luzerne Counties to the county of Schuylkill.
4) Making provisions for the collection of certain road and county taxes assessed upon unseated land within the counties of Bradford and Susquehanna.
5) To incorporate a company to make a turnpike road from Tunkhannock in Luzerne County to Wysox in Bradford County.

Notice. The Stockholders of the Wilkes-Barre Bridge Company, are requested to meet at the Court House in the Borough of Wilkes-Barre, on Monday the fourth day of May next, for the purpose of electing a President, Treasurer and six Managers, for the ensuing year. Benjamin PERRY, Secretary, Wilkes-Barre.

List of Letters in the Post Office at Pittston, April 1st:
Cornelius ATHERTON
Ebenezer MARCY
Elizabeth WILCOX
Eleazer CAREY, P. M.

Assorted cotton yarn for sale by J. & J. SINTON, Wilkes-Barre.

For Sale. Sixty apple trees, engrafted fruit from the nursery of Joseph HORSEFIELD. John P. ARNDT, Wilkes-Barre.

10 April 1818

Congress. House of Representatives, Tuesday, March 24th. National Flag. The House resolved itself into committed of the whole, Mr. DESHA in the chair, on a bill to alter the flag of the United States, [providing that from and after the fourth day of July next, the flag of the United States be thirteen horizontal stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be twenty stars, while in a blue filed; and that on the admission of every new state into the Union, one star be added to the union of the flag, and that such addition shall take effect on the fourth day of July then next succeeding such admission.] Mr. WENDOVER sustained the expediency of adopting the regulation proposed by the bill, in a speech of some length. After considerable debate and several motions, all of which were negative, the bill was ordered to be engrossed for a third reading.

War Department, Pension Office, March 26, 1818. Rules and regulations for substantiating claims to persons, to be observed under the law of the Congress of the 18th of March 1818, viz: The commissions of officers, and the discharge of the regular soldiers of the army of the Revolution, (if in existence) applying for pensions under the above act, will in every instance be furnished to the War Department; and the signatures of the respective judges, certifying in those cases, must be attended by the seal of the Courts where such judges preside. The person applying for pension to declare, under oath, before the judge, that from his reduced circumstances, he needs the assistance of his country for support. Approved, J. C. CALHOUN.

List of Letters remaining in the Post Office at Wilkes-Barre, April 1st:
William BEACH
Rev. Elias BOWEN
Cornelius CORTRIGHT, Esq.
Samuel COX
Comfort CAREY
Amelia DANA
Chester DANA
William DENNIS
Zephon P. FLOWER
Benjamin FULLER
Daniel GOULD
Phillip GOSS
Thomas GEARY
Michael HUBERT
Matthew LAIRD
Daniel LEE
Parly LYON
Eleazer MARBLE
Zalmon MOORE
Frederick NAGLE
Joseph STYER
Abraham THOMAS
Samuel WOODS
Elizabeth WILCOX
Crandall WILCOX
J. CIST, P. M.

Gleaner Establishment For Sale. The Establishment, printing materials &c of the Gleaner, are offered for sale. The subscription list is very respectable, a tolerable advertising and job custom. The printing materials are very good, and a large assortment. Terms of payment will be made easy, and possession can be had on the first of June. P. HEPBURN

Public Vendue. Will be sold at the Washington Hotel, in Wilkes-Barre, on Tuesday next, at ten o’clock A. M. a number of Beds & Bedding with a variety of other articles. John P. ARNDT.

17 April 1818 PAPER MISSING

24 April 1818

Notice. The subscriber has sold his stock in the Trade to Mr. N. M. HENTZ, and left the business, it is indispensably necessary that his accounts should be immediately settled. All those indebted to him will please to call on Mr. HENTZ, and settle their accounts as the books are left in his hands. Charles FULLER.

Parricide – Kentucky Herald – Woodford County, of John WILLIAMS, nearly 60 years of age, by his own son, by striking him in the head with a stout club. In less than 24 hours he died. They had a disagreement over a negro servant and his wife.

Appointment by the Governor. George SCOTT, prothonotary, and clerk of courts of quarter sessions, oyer and terminer and general jail delivery, in and for the county of Bradford. Charles F. WELLES, clerk of orphan’s court, register of wills and recorder of deeds, in and for the same county.

Died. In the 61st year of his age, on the 25th March last, at the house of a friend, on Cumberland Island, Georgia, on his return for the W. Indies to his native state, Virginia, Major Gen. Henry LEE, a conspicuous officer in the Revolutionary War. (See large article on his life.)

Distressing Casualty. On Tuesday last, Newman RICE, of Homer, N. York, in attempting to land an ark loaded with plaister at Northumberland, unfortunately had his left hand entangled in the open end of the rope, by which after he had nearly stopped the headway of the ark, he was dragged over board, and hauled up to a projecting tree, in consequence of which three fingers with all the tendons appertaining to them, were entirely torn away as high as their origin, and the bones of the arm were broken in several places. Doctors JACKSON and MORRIS amputated the arm above the elbow, and we are now happy to state Mr. RICE is in the fair way of recovery. Times

Regimental Orders. The 2nd Reg. of Pennsylvania Militia, will meet for discipline: 2nd at house of Abner WADE, Wilkes-Barre, on the flats below the borough, on the 15th May next. The 2nd on the 16th at or near the market house in Berwick. Court of Appeal will be held on the 29th May for the 1st battalion of which Capt. Samuel MAFFETT is President at the house of Abraham CRISSMAN, Hanover and the 2nd of which Capt. Samuel JACKSON is President, at the house of John JONES, in Berwick. Isaac BOWMAN, Col. Commandant, S. E. BETTLE, Adjutant.

Militia Notice. Several Colonels of the 2nd Brigade, 8th Division, Pennsylvania Militia are directed to have regimental or battalion trainings on the following days.
1st Battalion, 70th Reg., commanded by Col. Isaac DIMICK, the 11th May next and the 2nd Battalion on the 12th. 2nd battalion, 76th Reg., commanded by Col. Frederick BAILEY, on the 13th and the 1st battalion on the 14th. The 1st Battalion , 2nd Reg., commanded by Col. Isaac BOWMAN on the 25th and the second battalion on the 16th. Isaac POST, Inspector 2nd Brigade, 8th Division, P. M.

Public Vendue on Saturday the 2nd May, all house-hold furniture of John BETTLE, Esq., late of Wilkes-Barre, also horse and Gig, sleigh &c. G. CHAHOON, S. D. BETTLE, Administrators.

Orphans’ Court Sale to be held 27th June, as estate of Samuel FOSTER, late of Kingston, dec’d. Land in Kingston, being part of Lot #5 in third division, containing 9850 superficial feet. Horace PARKER, Adm.

1 May 1818

Wilkes-Barre Academy. According to the late regulation of the Managers of the Academy, “no scholar will be admitted except those who have paid their last quarter’s bills.” N. B. No money will be taken in payment of school bills, except such as will be taken at the bank in this place.

Law of Pennsylvania – Supplement to the Act entitled “An act for the regulation of the Militia of this Commonwealth.”” (See article for entire law)

Married – At Sheshequin, Bradford County, on the 6th inst. by Jared HOLCOMB, Esq., Sidney BAILEY, of Wilkes-Barre to Miss Laura SHAW, of the former place.

Died – In this town on Thursday the 30th inst., Susan, infant child of Benjamin DRAKE.

Died – In New-Haven, Conn., Capt. Ebenezer PECK, aged 67.

Died – Mr. Thadeus ATWATER.

Died – At Trinidad, Silas BENHAM, William TROWRIDGE and Marcus FOSTER, all late of New-Haven.

Died – In Norwich, Mrs. Mary S. PERKINS, aged 27 years.

The trial of John CRAIG, for the murder of Edward HUNTER, Esq., on the 19th July last, at Newtown, Delaware County, commenced on Tuesday, the 14th inst. at Chester before Judge ROSS, and continued till Saturday, when the Jury returned their verdict, guilty – and he received the awful sentence of death.

Importance of the Susquehanna. By a person who kept an accurate account of the lumber &c. which floated past this borough yesterday, his estimate was 86 rafts, 16 arks and 12 boats, which number, it is supposed, it will average daily for more than 20 days. Harrisburg paper.

8 May 1818

Bridge Officers elected for the year 1818. President, Joseph SINTON. Treasurer, George LANE. Managers: James BARNES, Henry BUCKINGHAM, Elias HOYT, Samuel THOMAS, Jacob CIST, George M. HOLLENBACK.

Married – On the 9th April, by the Rev. Bishop WHITE, William DRINKER, Jr. to Miss Eliza, daughter of Gilbert RODMAN, Esq., of Bucks County.

Died – In Huntington on the 29th ult, Thomas DODSON, aged 61, a respectable citizen of this place.

Fire. Poughkeepsie, April 15. On Wednesday last, the house occupied by John BISHOP, Esq., on the Highland Turnpike, a few miles below this village was entirely destroyed by fire. He was on the eve of departing for the state of Ohio, whither he had made arrangements to remove, and settle with his family. His furniture was mostly packed up preparatory to the journey, and was all entirely consumed, as he had barely time to rescue his wife and children from the house before the flames had reached every part of it.

Melancholy. On Friday the 10th ult., one of the apprentices in the paint-shop of R. MORRIS, Chester, Pa., being that day out of his time, the men and boys of the establishment assembled to partake of the usual treat on such occasions. In their pranks, they upset a can of spirits of turpentine, and rolled each other in it. A lad by the name of UDOL, without intending injury, applied a piece of lighted paper to the pantaloons of another named UNDERWOOD, who was thus literally set on fire, his clothes all burnt on his body, and he so much injured as to expire the next evening, after suffering the most excruciating pain. N. Y. Gaz.

For Sale. One Hundred acres, known by the name of the Low lot, situate in Gibson Township, on the Clifford and Wilkes-Barre Turnpike road, within a few rods of the Great Bend and Cochecton Turnpike, improvements are twenty-five or thirty acres of cleared land and about twenty-five bearing apple trees. Apply to subscriber, Sam’l. WESTON, Waterford, Susquehanna County.

To Be Rented. The subscriber offers to rent his well known Tavern Stand, in Braintrim (on the Post Road from Wilkes-Barre to Tioga Point) for one or more years. It is believed, the situation is not inferior to any between Wilkes Barre and Newtown. No person need apply but such as can come well recommended. Travelers can be accommodated, by calling at the private dwelling of the subscriber. All person indebted to me, are requested to call and settle their accounts without delay, and cave. Cost. Rye – Whiskey – Gin and Pork. The Subscriber has on hand a few barrels of the above articles of the first quality, which he offers for sale by the barrel for cash. Daniel STERLING, Braintrim.

15 May 1818

Appointment by the Governor. On the 2nd inst. the governor re-appointed George BRYAN, Esq., Auditor General of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, for three years succeeding the date of his appointment..

We understand that William CLARK, Esq., of Meadville, will succeed John COCHRAN, Esq., as Secretary of the Land Office of Pennsylvania. Mr. COCHRAN’S term of office expires on the 10th inst.

A new Post Office has been established in Springville Township, Susquehanna County. John W. ROBINSON, Esq., is appointed Post-Master.

New Goods received at the store of B. D. BARNES, Wilkes-Barre.

To Black-smiths and Farmers. The subscriber takes this method to inform Blacksmiths, Farmers and others, that the Newport Forge, is in complete operation, and that he will furnish any orders in that line. Orders for iron may be left at the store of Messrs. Lord BUTLER & Son, Wilkes-Barre, at which place the Iron will be delivered when drawn, if requested. The subscriber also intends to keep an assortment of iron at Messrs. BUTLER’S store. John P. ARNDT, Mount-Hope.

22 May 1818

Singular Death. Sunbury, May 7th. On the morning of Saturday last came to the inn of Jonas WEAVER, in this Borough, an aged man, who requested the landlord to provide him with breakfast which was accordingly done. No one but a servant girl remained I the room to wait on him. When she observed he had done heating, and appeared to have fallen asleep, she removed the table, and the man remained, apparently sleeping on his chair. After a lapse of about 20 minutes; the woman requested a lodger to remove the old man into the bar room, who on speaking to him for that purpose discovered that he was dead! He appeared to have died without the least struggle, sitting cross-legged on his chair, and his hands crossed on his lap –and what is very singular without evincing any signs of his approaching end, sufficient to attract the attention of the young woman in the room. It has since been discovered that his name is Henry GILFILLAN, a paper of Turbett Township, who had come to town for the purpose of having the necessary writings drawn up to establish his claim on the U. S. as an old revolutionary soldier.

Manslaughter. On Wednesday the trial of Henry POWEL, a black man and convict of the state prison, for the murder of Charles BROWN, a black man, who was likewise a convict, was held at the court of Oyer and Terminer in Philadelphia. The jury delivered a verdict of guilty of manslaughter, without leaving the box. The punishment is hard labor, for a term not exceeding ten years.

Died – Lately, in the western part of Georgia, Benjamin HARRISON, 44, a native of Virginia, but for several years past a resident of Georgia. He was probably the tallest man in the United States, being by accurate measurement, seven feet, two and a half inches in height; as to his general weight it is unknown, but upon the whole, he was well proportioned.

Wyoming Guards. The members of the Wyoming Guards are requested to meet at the Court House Hall on Saturday the 30th of May. All who wish to become members are invited to attend.

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