Susquehanna Democrat 1820
Published on Friday Evening, Wilkesbarre, PA
By Samuel MAFFET, Main Street
7 January 1820
Wyoming Herald, Windham, Dec. 17, 1819
By publishing the following statement of facts you will confer a favor upon the relations and friends of Mr. ADAMS. Joseph BURGESS, Russell PARK;
Syrel ADAMS, of Windham Township, having for some weeks past, given himself to study, and his bodily health not very good, he had his fears that he should lose his reason. On the 13th he called upon a neighbor to go home with him; according to request, he went – between the hours of 4 and 5 o’clock on the 16th, and said ADAMS rose from his bed in all the fury of a fanatic, which caused his wife and mother to flee to the neighbors for help; before they returned, the young man left with him, not having sufficient strength to hold, or confine him, ran for help; two persons soon arrived – when they entered the house, it appears his designs were to destroy all in his power – it was with difficulty that they bound him – when they had got him confined they began to look for the child that was in the house when they left it, of two years old; on searching, horrid to relate, it was found in the barn yard, dead, with a large gash over one eye, its head bruised, both shoulders put out, the stomach jammed to pieces, and its back broke; The said ADAMS says, that when the people left the house, he thought the Devil had got them, that the day of Judgement had come, he would take this darling child to Heaven with him – he says he carried it into the stack yard and lay down with it on some straw, the child being cold, cried, he then says, the thought it the Devil, he jumped upon it several times, then threw it over the fence into the grave yard, as he represents it. We have to watch him closely, but his mind is a little more composed, and we have some hopes, that he will regain his reason again; he is sensible he has killed his child, but would give all the world to restore it; what is most singular, he remembers all the transactions of his raving turns, only he think them different objects.
List of Letters on hand, Jan. 1st:
Henry W. ALMON
Banajah P. BAILEY
Hannah E. BARTON
Epaphras P. BUTLER
Joseph S. BARNES
Secretary of the Female Heathen School
Daniel C. MARSH
Jane D. PALMER
Jacob PLUM jun.
Benjamin D. SMIT
Charles H. WELLS
Jacob CIST, P. M.
List of Letters remaining in the Post Office at Pittston, Dec. 31st, 1819:
Enos FINCH, Esq.
Wm. W. HART
Elisha BLACKMAN 2nd
James ARMSTRONG & James TOMPSON
E. CAREY, P. M
14 January 1810
During the sitting of the court of common pleas in the village of Owego, N. Y., last week, John DANLEY was arraigned for horse stealing and plead guilty. He said he stole the horse for the purpose of going to the state prison; his reasons were that the times were so hard that he could get no work, and could hit upon no other plan so ready and certain to provide him with a home and ready employment. He is a strong healthy young man, and was to his great gratification sentenced to the state prison for eight years.
Easton and Wilkesbarre Turnpike – the following persons are elected Officers for the ensuing year:
President: Lord BUTLER
Managers: Benjamin DORRANCE, Cornelius CORTRIGHT, Corrad SAX, Joseph SLOCUM, George M. HOLLENBACK, Philip MYERS, Garrick MALERY, John STODDART, Jesse FELL, John W. ROBINSON, Arnold COLT, David RICHARDS
Treasurer: Steuben BUTLER
Bridgewater & Wilkesbarre Turnpike:
President: Ebenezer BOWMAN
Managers: Benjamin DORRANCE, Elijah SHOEMAKER, George MILLER, Benjamin JENKINS, Elisha HARDING, Isaac SLOCUM, Ezra TUTTLE, Samuel KELLUM, Benjamin LATHROP, William DRINKER Jr., John W. ROBINSON, Isaac POST.
Treasurer: Garrick MALLERY
Clear the way, for the New Mail Stage, on the Great Northern Route. Now established and will run three times a week from Philadelphia, via Bethlehem, Nazareth, Wilkesbarre, Tunkhannock, Birmingham and Montrose, to Owego, N. Y. Miller HORTON & Co., Wilkesbarre.
21 January 1820
House of Representatives:
Thomas SMILY, of Lycoming County, for remuneration for losses sustained by the Connecticut intruders.
Andrew M’LEAN, an old solder
John CAROTHRS, an old soldier who is deranged in mind.
For aid to the Milford and Owego Turnpike
Establish of a ferry across the Susquehanna at Towanda.
To incorporate a company for making a turnpike from Philip SWARTZ’S, in Providence Township, Luzerne County, to intersect the Milford and Owego.
A bill for extending the time for completing the Milford and Owego turnpike road.
The subscription paper, which has circulated among and signed by many of the people of Wilkesbarre, for the support of St. Stephen’s Sunday School, has been lost. To those, therefore, who had not paid the amount of their respective subscriptions, it is suggested, that it will tend greatly to the furtherance of the object of the Institution, if they will be good enough to hand it to the Treasurer.
Accident – About the first inst. Geo. WRIGHT, jun., of Durham, aged about 21 years, was deprived of his life by slipping on the points of a pitch-fork, which entered his body about eighteen inches, while in the act of descending from a hay-mow. Catskill Recorder, Dec. 15.
Married – On the 1st inst., by the Rev. ROGERS, Josiah RANDALL, Esq., member of the Legislature, to Miss Ann, daughter of Joseph WORRELL, Esq., all of Philadelphia.
Married – On the 23rd Dec. by the Rev. S. B. PATTERSON, Doctor John M’DOWELL to Miss Margaret, daughter of William MONTGOMERY, Esq., of Danville.
Married – At Windham, by Elder Sol. DIMMOCK, William B. WHIPPLE to Miss Betsey LOOT. (no date) [Bride’s surname should be LOTT – ed.]
Married – By the same, Francis DANA to Miss Sophia WHITCOMB. (no date)
Married – By the same, William BRIMHALL to Miss Lucy CHAFEY. (no date)
Married – At Hanover, on the 4th inst., by Isaac HARTZELL, Esq., Eleazer MARBLE to Miss Clara FISHER.
Married – On the 12th ult, by the same, William BROWN, to Miss Amanda DILLY.
Died – At Philadelphia, on the 5th inst. in the 74th year of his age, the Hon. Jacob RUSH, President of the Courts of Common Pleas of the county of Philadelphia, and formerly president of the courts in Luzerne.
Fire Company members of the Wyoming Fire Company will meet at the house of Thomas H. MORGAN on Feb. 5th.
Orphans’ Court Sale to be held 21st Feb. – Estate of Jesse GARDNER, deceased, tract of land in township of Pittston, one undivided half of Lot #42, second division of 100 acre lots, and on such conditions as he had and held the same at and immediately before his death. John THOMPSON & Martha GARDNER, Executors.
28 January 1820
Fire! On Friday the 7th inst., the store house of Samuel DECKER, of Deckertown, Sussex Co., New Jersey, with its contents, were consumed by fire. The books of accounts, notes Post-office accounts, letter. &c. all shared the same fate.
Orphans’ Court Sale to be held 6 March:
Land in Tunkhannock Township, bounded by Lot #17, James and John MOLLESON, and Susquehanna River, containing 200 acres. Elisha HARDING & David OSTERHOUT, Administrators.
Orphan’s Court Sale to be held 21 February
As the estate of John G. LOMOREUX, late of Plymouth, deceased for land in Luzerne County, Lot #29 in the first tier of the fifth division, joining on Lot #22 in the fourth division of lots in said township, containing 40 acres. Daniel LOMOREUX and Joze ROGERS, Administrators.
Weaving – John BLACK, lately from England, respectfully informs the public that he intends taking in Weaving of all sorts, such as diapers, plain cloth, checks, carpets, &c, at the Factory of Messrs. HOLGATE & ROYALL, in Kingston, where the work will be done in the neatest manner, and at the shortest notice.
Died – At Sugarloaf, Columbia County, on the 19th inst., Mrs. Matilda, consort of Daniel JACKSON, jun.
Storm Damage – On the Plains we are told the barn belonging to Mr. CAREY was blown over – In Wilkesbarre, the roof of Mr. YARINGTON’S blacksmith shop was blown off and the borough a large shed, containing 3 or 4 tons of straw, &c. was lifted from its foundation and carried some feet, when the roof gave way and it fell. The shed belonging to Gen. ROSS, and cannot weigh less than 8 or 10 tons It yet stands partly in the street, a striking evidence of the great force of the wind.
In the legislature nothing has been done of an important nature:
A petition for aid to the Wilkesbarre Bridge Company.
Appointment of Commissioners to lay out a state road from Conyngham, Luzerne County, by the mouth of Sandy Island run to the Wilkesbarre and Northampton turnpike.
The Murder. As many of our readers are anxious to know the particulars of the Murder of Mr. NICHOLS near Sparta, Sussex County, New Jersey, and for whose murder Peter BRAKEMAN was arrested at Tunkhannock, we publish the following facts from the Sussex Register. We have heard a story of a bloody shirt being found in BRAKEMAN’S trunk, but whether this be true or not we cannot tell. It is certain however that Col. BOWMAN received a letter announcing this fact, after BRAKEMAN’S departure from the Wilkesbarre Jail. But as the letter had no name attached to it, it is impossible to say what credit is due to the statement.
The Sussex Register of the 17th inst. says “Peter BRAKEMAN was confined in the Jail of this town on Sunday evening the 9th inst. He was apprehended on Friday the 7th in Tunkhannock Township, Luzerne County, Pa., by Col. BUCKINGHAM, Postmaster at that place, on suspicion of having murdered Francis E. NICHOLS (the stranger) whose dead body was found near Sparta, in this county, on the 18th of Dec. last. BRAKEMAN was examined on Monday evening last – he stated that Francis E. NICHOLS and himself left Susquehanna County, Pa., on the 13th or 14th of last December, both intending to go to New York City in company, unless NICHOLS should find on the way employment as a weaver – that they traveled together four days, (at from 15 to 24 miles each day) which brought them to Milford, Pike County, Pa., where they stayed from Thursday until Friday morning, in company of a Scotchman, who said he was employed at Paterson, N. J. That he had been from there about two weeks, and that he was going to return there immediately, and told NICHOLS there was no doubt but he could get work there at weaving. NICHOLS agreed to go with this Scotchman to Paterson, and he (BRAKEMAN) left them in Milford, at the tavern of one BROWN (he thinks) where they had lodged, a little before sun-rise on Friday morning – that on Friday evening he arrived at Morristown, N. J. about 8 o’clock, and on Saturday afternoon at New York City, which he left on Wednesday in a pack boat, Capt. BETKUAP, for Newburg, where he arrived on Thursday, from whence he travelled through Mt. Pleasant to Tunkhannock, took a day school, which he taught three days, when he was made prisoner by Col. BUCKINGHAM, above named. The dead body that was found near Sparta, which had been dug up and brought to this town, was vied by BRAKEMAN – he said he believed it to be the body of NICHOLS, above mentioned. Two witnesses were sworn – one believed he had seen BRAKEMAN in the company with NICHOLS on Friday in the afternoon, at Mrs. PREDMORE’S tavern, in Frankford in this county – the other believed he had seen them together, about sun set, passing through Sparta, which is within three miles of where the murder was committed. BRAKEMAN was committed for trial.
An atrocious murder was committed last week, near Gap tavern, Lancaster County. The murderer’s name was Asa WORTHINGTON, the name of the murdered man was Andrew HAMILTON.
Singular Death! It is stated in the Star of Federalism, that on Thursday the 23rd ult, Jacob RIDER of the neighborhood of Littlestown, Pa., died suddenly, under the following singular circumstances. Mr. RIDER and his lady returned to bed between 10 and 11 o’clock – some time after there was considerable knocking at the front door. Mr. RIDER got up, put on his great coat and went out doors – in about a minute he returned to his room and informed his wife he must die. Mrs. RIDER helped him to bed, ran to a neighbors for assistance, and returned in about five minutes, and found her husband a Corpse! This, if true, I is certainly a very singular dispensation of Providence.
4 February 1820
State Legislature – A report favorable to Livingston JENKS, Esq., a Justice of the Peace of Bradford County, against whom complaints of official misconduct had been preferred, was made on the 22nd January, which was ordered to lie on the table.
Statement of the Receipts and Expenditures of Luzerne County for 1819, includes:
Bridges – William WIGTON, rebuilding Meshoppen Bridge $100
Theophilus LEARNED, a bridge in Exeter Township, $65
Caleb ROBERTS, repairing bridge in Nicholson Township, $2
Alexander DOLPH, for a bridge in Blakeley Township, $25
SANTEE and MUCHLER, rebuilding Shickshinny Br., $106
It having been stated to us that Mr. BARRETT, of Berwick, has been refused admittance to the Bar as an Attorney, on suspicion of his being the author of an electioneering article published in the Susquehanna Democrat, previous to the late election for Senator, we deem it proper to state that we do not know that Mr. BARRET ever wrote an article for publication in his life and that the accusation or suspicion is entirely groundless.
Choppers Wanted. Six men may meet with employment, at chopping and clearing land, by applying to Benjamin CRIDLAND, at Locust-Ridge, near Tobyhanna. N.B. Locust-Ridge is situated on the old Sullivan’s Road, 4 miles from Stoddartsville, and 21 from Wilkesbarre.
BENEDICT & WARNER inform their friends and the public that they have taken Arthur SMITH into Co-Partnership in the Hatting Business, and that the business will in future be carried on under the firm of BENEDICT, WARNER & SMITH, at the Old Stand, where may be had all kinds of Hats, on the shortest notice. They will for the present receive in payment for Hats, besides Cash, Muskrat Skins, Raccoon Skins, Pulled Wool, and most kinds of Country Produce, but no credit given. Wilkesbarre.
11 February 1820
A member of the Wilkesbarre Bar respects us to say, that the reason for rejecting Mr. BARRETT as an attorney, had not any reference to politics, either directly or indirectly.
Black & White Smith Manufactory. Robert SEALY and Samuel BICKAM, respectfully inform their friends and the public in general, that they intend to carry on the above business in all its various branches, in Kingston, next concert to Col. SHOEMAKER, where maybe had locks of every description, Spring Latches, &c. &c. We shall feel grateful for any orders directed to the above establishment, which shall be executed with neatness and precipitations N. B. Some Ten and Sugar, Window Glass and Nails to dispose of.
18 February 1820
Caution to the Public. The Public are Cautioned against purchasing a certain note given to Isreal CONANT for One Hundred Dollars, with a small indorsement thereon, dated 12 September 1818, due the 1st day of May 1819, as we are determined not to pay the same unless compelled by law. Isaac POST, Stephen POST, Tunkhannock.
Land Agency. The subscriber will act as agent for disposal of landed property in Luzerne and neighboring counties. Thomas DOW, Wilkesbarre.
Notice. The President and Managers of the Easton and Wilkesbarre Turnpike Company declared on the 7th inst., a Dividend of Two Dollars and Fifty Cents, on each share of the capital stock of said Company. Steuben BUTLER, Treasurer.
Married – On Wednesday the 9th inst., by Rev. HOWE, Jesse HOR___ to Miss Harriet, daughter of Samuel HEADLEY, Esq., of Berwick. (page torn)
Died – At Hanover on the 5th inst., after a long illness, Mrs. Mary ESPY, wife of George ESPY, Esq., in the 76th year of her age.
Died – Departed this life on Saturday the 5th inst., at Berwick, John CAROTHERS, in the 74th year of his age. He was one of the first inhabitants of Northumberland and one that lent his aid in achieving the Independence which we now enjoy; he has left sic children and a number of grand-children to lament him.
Harrisburg, Feb. 11.
A Petition of the Wilkesbarre and Bridgewater Turnpike Company, praying aid. Referred.
A bill dividing Mifflin County (the new county to be called Snyder), having passed the house of representatives by a considerable majority, is now before the senate.
From the Bradford Settler, Dreadful Calamity! On the 28th ult, between 4 and 5 o’clock in the afternoon, the house of Austin KELLOGG, in Smithfield, was destroyed by fire and in it his wife and only child (about 5 weeks old). Mrs. KELLOGG, with a girl, her sister, were hatcheling flax near the hearth, when a coal from the chimney communicated fire to the flax, a large quantity of which was in the room – they tried various methods to extinguish the flame; but finding their efforts vain, the girl left the house and ran to the blacksmith’s shop of Mr. KELLOG, the husband, from 15 to 20 rods distant, and alarmed him and two other men then at work. At the instant the girl left the house, Mrs. KELLOGG is supposed to have gone to an adjoining room for the purpose of saving some furniture of value, and neglected the precaution of closing the doors after her, to keep back the fire from that room. On the arrival of the men the whole house was completely filled with flame, and the roof in several places on fire. Their first object of course, was to save the unfortunate woman and her child, and several times called upon her name in hopes that she would appear at one of the windows, but called to no effect – she was discovered with her child laying near a window of the room joining the one in which the fire commenced, from which she had probably attempted to escape. The window was immediately broken, but from the fury of the flames some time elapsed before the bodies could be taken from the house, in the mean time snow was thrown on them to prevent them from consuming. The bodies were at length taken from the ruins. The child was dead, but not much disfigured. The limbs and the fleshy parts of the head of the woman were consumed, affording a shocking spectacle to the neighbors, who had by this time arrived to witness the dreadful scene. What then, must have been the feelings of the miserable husband and father, on the instantaneous transition from happiness, in the possession of an amiable and intelligent wife and cheerful home, to the sickening prospect of his house in ruins from which were dragged the mutilated and shapeless form of his beloved partner, and the dead body of her innocent child! Some idea can be formed of his feelings from the circumstance that it required the strength of two men to prevent him from sacrificing himself in the flames which had destroyed the hopes of his life.
Mrs. KELLOGG was a young woman and highly respected by all her acquaintance, who will deeply lament her loss, but to her husband and sister it must be irreparable. Her funeral was attended by more people than were ever collected in this county before on a similar occasion.
The rapidity with which the work of destruction was carried on is nearly unaccountable; in ten minutes from its commencement, all efforts to check its progress were rain; and the building was entirely consumed in an hour.
25 February 1820 Paper Missing
3 March 1820 Paper Missing
10 March 1820
Wayne County Taxes – Lists for Selling Unseated Lands for Taxes
Luzerne County Sale of Unseated Lands.
Agreeable to the provisions of the Act entitled “An Act to amend the act entitled “An act directing the mode of selling Unseated Lands for Taxes and other purposes,” passed March 13, 1815, and the other supplement thereto passed the 15th March, 1817.
The Treasurer hereby gives notice to all concerned that unless the County and Road Taxes due on the tracts of land contained in the following schedule of Taxes, situate in the county of Luzerne, are paid before the second Monday in June next, he shall proceed to make public sale of the whole or so much of each Tract as will pay the arrearages of taxes, with the costs chargeable on such tracts respectively, at the court house I Wlkesbarre on said second Monday in June, as the acts of Assembly directs. Number of acres and amount of taxes are also listed.
Jonathan B. SMITH
John P. SCHOTT
George BROOK or BUCK
Peter W. GALLEDET
John MC CALLA
James MC CALLA
Charles C. WHITE
John CLARK junr.
Benjamin R. MORGAN
James DAVIDSON junr.
Wm. LANE or Elizabeth WARD
Robert MC CLAY
Doct. Thomas RUSTON
Joshua B. BOND
Joseph BOWMAN junr.
Margaret DELANY junr.
Wm. or Wylles HYDE
David MC KNIGHT
John MC KENNEY
Ephraim MC KOY
John MC COY
Daniel MC CLUSKY
William MC CALLA
Richard or Michael MC MULLEN
Martha R. PAYNE
Certified Town of Bedford – now Dallas – No Reputed Owners.
Stephen VAN LOON
Hezekiah and Unice PARSONS
Benjamin PERRY or John BENNET
Abrm. WESTBROOK’S heirs
Abraham SCUDER & E. ROSS
Zebulon BUTLER’S heirs
George P. RANSOM
Almond CHURCH & Stephen VAN LOON
John & Matthias HOLLENBACK
Matthew COWELL’S heirs
John MC CALLA
John H. HALLOWELL
James MC CLURE
Matthew or Mathias KOPLIN
William MC CONCH
Barnabas MC SHANE
Matthew MC CONNELL
Blair MC CLENEGAN
John M. NESBITT
John M. NESBIT
Christian or Christ’r PAUL
Thomas P. COPE
John HANNER or HARMER
#3 in 3rd Division
Thomas P. COPE
John WHITMAN or WHITMORE
Richard MORRIS or MARIS
Jacob BROWN or BOWER
Marks J. BIDDLE
Joseph HEISTER, Esq.
Eliz. or Mary BRANHAM
John or George CAMPBELL
Benjamin R. MORGAN
Ku–iam or William MAY
Certified Town of Providence:
Mathew COVELL’S heirs
Wm. or Abraham
John or Thomas
Thomas P. COPE
William D. CURWAIN
Thomas P. COPE
Samuel M. FOX
Jacob FRANCIS or George FOGLEMAN
Conrad P. KUNCKLE
Solomon MC NAIR
Matthew or Martin M’CONNEL
Henry or Polly ROPE
John L. SMITH
Gen. Walter STEWART
John SIMONS or SIMS
George SMITHERS junr.
Thomas WRIGHT junr.
Peter B. CONSTNAT
Thomas P. COPE
James Casper CARPENTER
James Adam COMPTON
Henry George KERR
John MORRIS or MURRAY
Benjamin R. MORGAN
Job TOWN or Job BACON
George Jacob WHITEFORD
Lewis ELOISE or Paul HAMPTON
Andrew EPPLE or Joseph HUNTER
Alexander FULLERTON or Peter HAMPTON
John NICHOLSON or James HUNTER
William NICHOLSON or Samuel HUNTER
William NICHOLSON or Patrick HUNTER
Frederick CRISPIN or CRISSMAN
Lucy ELLIOTT or Levi ELLIOTT
Richard R. ELLIOTT
Jehoida P. JOHNSON
Ann MC CREA
Robert MC CREA
Samuel MC CREA
John TODD junr.
John BARRON junr.
John W. GODFREY
John MC DOWELL
Errors Expected – Geo. M. HOLLENBACK, Treasurer, Luzerne County
Married – On Thursday the 17th Feb., by Rev. RHOADS, Solomon PARKER to Miss Margaret COURTRIGHT, all of Salem Township, Luzerne County
The Governor has by Proclamation, offered a reward of 200 dollars, for the apprehension of Asa WITHERINGTON, also Ace WORTHINGTON, for the murder of Andrew HAMILTON, if brought to trial and convicted.
From the Wyoming Herald:
It is not generally know that the Law concerning Strays, passed on the 14th day of April 1807, which then extended to only 7 of the counties, now extends almost over the state. It was generally extended, except to a few counties, by an act passed March 25th, 1813. The law provides that the qualified citizens in the several townships, shall, at their annual township meetings, in March, elect one person for a Town Clerk, who shall provide a book, at the township’s expense, and in it make such a record of entries, in relation to strays, &c., as is provided by law. The fees of the Town Clerk, are provided by the act – and the Judges of the township Meetings, are required to make return of the name of the person chosen as Town Clerk to the Court of Quarter Sessions, as if such person refuses to serve, he is to pay ten dollars. As this law is now in force in Luzerne and Susquehanna Counties, perhaps it would be proper to give notice of the same, that the people may choose Town Clerks on the 18th of March next. Yours. C.
For Sale or Rent, the house, lot and coal-bed, formerly owned by Messrs. PEET and SHERWOOD, situated on the Turnpike, two miles from this place. For terms, enquire of G. LANE, Wilkesbarre.
Tavern Stand for rent, in Blakeley township, on the Great Bend road, containing 3 acres and very convenient buildings for the accommodation of a public house. The rent is only 50 Dollars a year, payable quarterly. Enquire of the subscriber at Pittston Ferry. C. T. RICHARDSON.
To Rent, on reasonable terms, that commodious and well known tavern of the subscriber, situate in Sheshequin, Bradford County. William H. OVERTON
Three Cents Reward. Ran away from the subscriber on Sunday the 27th ult, Calvin WOOSTER, an apprentice to cabinet making business, about 20 years of age, 5′ 3 or 4″ high, light complexion, very smart of his age, looks down when he speaks or is spoken to. Reward will be given to any person who will deliver him to his master, living in Wilkesbarre, Luzerne County, or secure him in any jail, but no charges paid. Jacob J. DENNIS.
John SMITH, acting executor of Benjamin SMITH, late of Kingston, deceased has filed several accounts.
John BARTON, acting administrator of William BRYAN, late of Salem, has filled his supplementary account.
Estate of Henry TUTTLE, late of Kingston Township, requests payments and demands. Lazarus DENNISON, Ex’r.
17 March 1820
Died – In Kingston, on Thursday the 2nd inst., Elisha WILLIAMS, a respectable citizen of that place.
Died – On the 15th ult. at Lisle, Broome County, N. Y., Mrs. Jane, PARSONS, daughter of the late Lewis HEPBURN of Wilkesbarre.
Died – In this town, on Saturday last, Miss Frances, daughter of Thos. P. OAKLEY.
Died – Departed this life, at Sunbury, on Friday morning, the 3rd day of March, 1820, in the 54th year of his age, Charles HEGGINS, Esq., for a long time an inhabitant of Sunbury.
Melancholy! On Sunday the 5th inst., the wife of Capt. Thadeus PRENTIS, of Windham, Luzerne County, left her house, and was seen to walk towards the river Susquehanna – she has not since been seen, and as her tracks have been discovered in the sand and snow, close to the water, it is supposed she threw herself into the river and has drowned. She is represented as having been a good neighbor, and a kind wife and mother, and no cause is known for her committing suicide. She was about 48 years of age, and has left a husband and nine children to lament her untimely end.
Capt. PRENTIS requests all persons who may have business along the Susquehanna, to endeavor to discover her body, and have it decently interred, and he will freely and thankfully pay all necessary expenses, upon notice given to him at his residence in Windham, Luzerne County, Pa.
David BRAN and Ira BELNAP, have been expelled from the Hirton Tyrian Lodge, Halifax, Dauphin County, for unmasonic and immoral conduct.
Estate of Jacob KEITHLINE, late of Borough of Wilkesbarre, requests payments and demands. Charlotte KEITHLINE, Adm’r.
Caution to the Public against purchasing a certain Note given to Andrew HOUP, for Five Hundred and seven Dollars and _(blank)_ cents, dated some time in November last, 1819, due three months after date, as I am determined not to pay the same unless compelled by law. Jacob ANDREY, Hanover.
The Partnership of Lewis WORRALL and Emanuel PHILLIPS is dissolved. All persons indebted to the partnership are respectfully invited to settle their accounts immediately. And those having any demands against said firm will please to present the same for settlement, without delay. Wilkesbarre.
24 March 1820
Appointment by Governor FINDLAY, Doct. Asa C. WHITNEY, Register and Recorder for Luzerne County in the room of Samuel MAFFETT, removed.
Days of Appeal. Notice is hereby given that the Board of the Commissioners of the county of Luzerne will attend the following mentioned places between April 24th and May 13th for the purpose of hearing such as may be aggrieved in the levy of the County Taxes for the present year, viz: Name of township & at house of:
Sugar Loaf, at Conrad HARMANS
Nescopeck, at John BITTENBENDER
Salem, at Henry HEPLER
Huntington & Union, at Miles SUTLIFF, Huntington
Plymouth & Dallas, at Ziba DAVENPORT, Plymouth
Hanover & Newport, at Thomas BENNETT, Hanover
Pittston, at Jacob BEDFORD
Providence & Blakeley, at Stephen TRIPP, Providence
Greenfield, at Samuel VAIL
Abington, at Samuel STONE
Nicholson, at Ebenezer STEPHENS
Tunkhannock, at Charles OTIS
Braintrim, at Isaac OSTERHOUT
Windham, at Josiah FASSETT
Eaton, at Jesse LEE
Exeter & Northmoreland, at John HARDING, jun., Exeter
Kingston, at Philip MYERS
Wilkesbarre & Covington, at Commissioners Office
31 March 1820
Charges against the Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Part 1
Boot and Shoe Manufactory, Joshua GREEN, Wilkesbarre.
Maple Sugar will be received in any quantities, in payment of Debts due this Office, at the market prices. Also Molasses. All kinds of good rails, posts and other lumber will be taken in payment, anytime between now and the first of May.
A bill has passed the house of representatives, for the appraisement of estates taken in execution. It should become law.
The bill to erect a new county out of that part of Cumberland lying north of the Blue mountain, to be called “Perry,” has passed both houses of assembly.
The Pedlar. Brakeman, who is in confinement in Sussex County Jail, on suspicion of being the murderer of Isaac E. NICHOLS, the Pedlar, was indicted for that awful offence at the last sitting of the Court at Newtown. He pled not guilty to the indictment; and not being ready for trial, it was put off till the next court of Oyer and Terminer in May next. At the request of the prisoner, the Court assigned him counsel, and we understand his defence will be made by William HALSEY and William CHETWOOD, Esqs.
Died – At his residence at Wrightsville, in this county, on Saturday last, in the 73rd year of his age, Thomas WRIGHT, Esq. His funeral was numerously attended on Monday from his late dwelling, to the burying ground in the borough of Wilkesbarre where he was decently interred.
Died – At Tunkhannock, on the Easton and Wilkesbarre Turnpike, Philip ROAD, late of Hanover in this county, in consequence of a wound received in falling from a Bridge.
7 April 1820
Charges against the Governor of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Part 2
At a meeting of the Republican Citizens of Luzerne County held at the house of Archippus PARRISH, Wlkesbarre, on the 4th April, for recommendations for the next election of governor. Capt. Hezekiah PARSONS was chosen chairman and Isaac CHAPMAN, Secretary.
Susquehanna County annual Town Meeting held at the house of James WELLES, in Clifford, 17th March, to choose town officers. Benjamin NEWTON was called to the chair and Michael WEST, appointed Secretary.
A meeting held on April 1st, at the house of Daniel CURTIS, Bridgewater, Susquehanna County, for the purpose of taking into consideration the present Administration a of the General and State Governments. Erastus DAY was called to the chair and Thomas STERLING appointed Secretary.
Legislature of Pennsylvania – House of Representatives, March 22nd:
Report on examinations in a case of complaint against Edmund RUSSELL, a Justice of the Peace of Bradford County, to be referred to next legislature.
Married – At Harrisburg, on Tuesday, the 28th ult, Dr. Phineas JENKS, member of the Assembly from Bucks Co. to Miss Amelia, daughter of the late Gov. SNYDER.
Married – Lately at Rush, Susquehanna County, by the Rev. DOOLITTLE, Stephen S. JEWETT, of Choconut, to Miss Jemima, daughter of Maj. Daniel ROSS, of Rush.
Died – In Waterford Township, Susquehanna County, on the 14th ult, Eli CATLIN, aged 87 years.
Managers of the Bridgewater and Wilkesbarre Turnpike Road Company are requested to meet at the house of Archippus PARRISH, Borough of Wilkesbarre, on the 18th inst.
Caution. Whereas my wife, Mary, has left my bed and board, without any just provocation, this is therefore to forbid all persons from trusting or harboring her on my account, as I am determined to pay no debts of her contracting after this date. George HARDING, Tunkhannock, April 1st.
Letters on hand, Wilkesbarre P. O., April 1st:
C. H. ANHAEUSER
Jared R. BALDWIN
George REESE, junr.
Joseph P. SCHOOLEY
John I. TAYNOR
Eliz. J. VANVLEIT
J. CIST, P. M.
Letters remaining on hand in the Post Office at Kingston, April 1:
Chauncey D. FULLER
Henry FREAS, sen.
Eli E. HAND
Julius F. MULFORD
Christian G. OCHMIG
David PERKINS, Esq.
PERKINS, Son & ATHERTON
Doct. Eleazer PARKER
John P. SHAVER
Joseph L. WORTHINGTON
Roswell G. WHEELER
John WORK, junr.
Geo. C. WICKES
Henry BUCKINGHAM, P. M.
14 April 1820
An Act Relative to Mortgages.
Married – Lately at Tompson, Conn., by Rev. Daniel DOW, David CHAFFE, of Plymouth, Luzerne County, to Miss Lucy PERRIN, of the former place.
Married – At St. Louis, Missouri, Major Thomas WRIGHT, late of Wilkesbarre, to Miss Mary Ann CHRISTIE.
Died – At Dallas, on Thursday the 20th ult, Miss Catharine CONNOR, aged 25 years.
Died – At Ashford, Conn., 12th Feb. last, William PERKINS, Esq.
On motion of Thos. DYER, Esq., Benjamin D. WRIGHT, was last week, admitted to practice as an Attorney, in the Courts of Luzerne County.
Second Brigade, Eighth Division, Pennsylvania Militia Battalion Training Orders:
1st Battalion of the 70th Reg., commanded by Col. Isaac DIMMICK, on Monday 8th May and 2nd Battalion, on 9th May
2nd Battalion of the 76th Reg., commanded by Col. Frederick BAILEY, on the 10th May, and 1st Battalion on the 11th
1st Battalion of the 2nd Reg., commanded by Col. Isaac BOWMAN, on the 12th, and the 2nd Battalion on the 13th.
The Colonels to designate places for Training. Isaac POST, Inspector, 2nd Brig., 8th Div., P. M.
Information Solicited. About ten years since, a boy by the name of Joshua HOTCHKISS, an apprentice to James CHAPLIN, of New-Haven, disappeared, and no information has ever been obtained of him since. Any person who can give information relative to said HOTCHKISS, by directing a line to the Herald Office, New-Haven, will confer a great obligations on his anxious friends.
Information Wanted. The subscriber and his wife have just arrived from Ireland in a very distressing situation, having been cast away last new year’s day at sea in the brig Connecticut, Capt. BLINN, by which misfortune they have lost their little all and are now depending upon the charity of the benevolent among strangers. They are very anxious to learn the residence of their uncles, William and James SMITH, who reside in some of the counties of Pennsylvania, but having lost their address which was among their papers when shipwrecked they have no alternative but to beg in the name of charity. Henry KAIGNH, from the Parish of Sago, Armagh County.
21 April 1820
Battalion Training – The enrolled inhabitants of the 1st Battalion, 2nd Reg. to meet at Public Square, Wilkesbarre. John PERKINS, Major, Kingston. The 8th Co., 2nd Reg., P. M. to meet at Public Square Wilkesbarre. Samuel MAFFET, Captain. Wyoming Guards, to meet at he house of H. N. HURLBUT, in Kingston, S. D. BETTLE, O. S.
Married – In Philadelphia, on Wednesday the 12th inst., Joseph M’COY, Esq., Cashier of the Branch Bank, at this place, to Miss Ann Maria SCRAVENDYKE.
Stockholders of the Wilkesbarre Bridge Company to meet the first Monday of May next to elect a President, Treasurer and Six Managers. Henry BUCKINGHAM, Sec’y.
28 April 1820
Public Vendue – Estate of the late Thomas WRIGHT, Esq., late of Wrightsville, to be sold 10th May next., including all his personal estate (see article). Asher MINER, Executor.
Estate of Thomas WRIGHT, Esq., requests payments and demands. Asher MINER, Executor.
Cautionary Notice. All persons are hereby cautioned against purchasing or taking any assignment of a certain Note of hand given by the subscriber to John GREENAWALD, for the sum of Twenty tow Dollars and fifty cents, dated some time in October 1819, as the aid note was given in part payment for a Tract of Land, on which it has since appeared there is an incumbrance, and the consideration for said note consequently failed. To save trouble therefore. Notice is hereby given, that I will not pay the same until I can get a clear title for the land, unless compelled by law. John AUMICK, Bowman’s Creek.
We understand that Capt. W. B. FINCH has been ordered to report himself to Commodore BAINBRIDGE, as second in command of the U. S. Ship Columbus, Capt. Elton having declined that service, on account of ill health.
Married – In this town on Sunday evening last, by Rev. PECK, Samuel B. CURTIS, of Broome County, N. Y., to Miss Sally BUTLER.
Died – In Kingston, on Friday last, Mrs. Eliza, wife of Dr. WHITNEY.
5 May 1820
Morris N. B. HULL and Peregrine HUTTON were indicted for the willful and deliberate & premeditated murder of John HEAPS, a mail carrier. Each be hanged by the neck until you are dead. Baltimore Patriot, April 19th
A meeting of the Republican Citizens of the Borough and Township of Wilkesbarre took place at the house of Charles KEITHLINE on 2 May. Jehoidada P. JOHNSON, chosen chairman and John HOLGATE, appointed secretary. Hezekiah PARSONS appointed delegate to meet other delegates from different townships on the 9th inst. Jehoidada P. JOHNSON, Dr. Mason CRARY and Samuel MAFFET appointed a Committee of Correspondence.
A meeting took place in township of Bridgewater on 22 April. David DIMOCK, Esq. was called to the chair and Samuel BACKUS, appointed secretary. Dr. Asa PARK was appointed delegate to meet other delegates from different townships on the 9th inst. Dr. Asa PARK, Dr. Mason DENNISON and David POST, Esq., appointed a Committee of Correspondence.
Revolutionary Pensioners – A bill is before Congress making provision for a re-investigation of the claims of those who now receive stipends under the existing law for the relief of revolutionary soldiers. It is alleged that great impositions exist, and that it is necessary there should be a resifting, in order to detect frauds and throw off those who have improperly got themselves enrolled on the pension list.
Married – At Plymouth, on Sunday the 23rd ult, by Rev. BIDLACK, Raymond PERRIN to Miss Miamee FISH.
Married – In Hebron, Connecticut, the celebrated Lorenzo DOW to Miss Lucy DOALBEAR, of Montville.
Died – At Hanover, on Saturday morning last, Mrs. Mary, wife of Thomas BENNET, aged 37 years.
Last Notice. The subscriber having left his accounts and notes with Esquire SMITH, takes this method to inform those whom it may concern, that unless they come forward respectively and settle their debts before the first of June next, they will be sued indiscriminately. Those of his customers who have paid him punctually merit his sincere appreciation, but those who have been owing him for a long time can not reasonable expect further indulgence. William SWETLAND, Kingston.
Appointment by the Governor – Deodat SMITH a Justice of the Peace for Pittston Township, and Shermon LOOMIS for Northmoreland Township, Luzerne County, Dr. Thomas T. HUSTON, of Athens and John LAPORTE, of Asylum, Bradford County
Letter of Samuel MAFFET, on his removal as the Register and Recorder of Luzerne County.
John FINNY, of Doningtonwn, Pa., on his way from Philadelphia to the former place, was lately unfortunately killed, by two wheels of a loaded waggon running over his body lengthwise. He is said to have been an industrious, inoffensive and honest man – was about 40 years of age, and has left a widow and four small children.
12 May 1820
On Thursday the 20th ult, Eli, son of William POWELL, of Uchland Township, Chester County, aged about ten years, was killed by lightning.
Fire! The Courthouse and Gaol in Delaware County, New York, was destroyed by fire on the 9th ult, a prisoner named COONS, perished in the flames.
Luzerne County Republican Delegate Meeting held at the courthouse in Wilkesbarre on May 9th, and adjourned to the house of Charles KEITHLINE. Rev. John MILLER, of Abington was chosen Chairman and Isaac A. CHAPMAN, of Nescopeck, appointed Secretary. Standing Committee of Correspondence to be: Rev. Jno. Miller, Capt. Hezekiah PARSONS, Capt. Samuel MAFFET, Dr. Mason CRARY and Dr. A. B. WILSON.
Susquehanna County Republican Delegate Meeting held at the courthouse in Montrose on the 2nd May, called Seth TAYLOR, Esq., to the chair and Calvin LEET was appointed secretary. David POST, was appointed the delegate and Committee to draft resolutions was Asa PARK and Calvin LEET. Correspondence Committee to be Isaac POST, Asa PARK and Samuel GREGORY.
Michael COBLE, jr., the son of the postmaster at Elizabethtown, Pa., was committed to prison on the 12th inst., by the mayor of Lancaster, on presumptive evidence of his having been the person who robbed the mail a short time ago.
19 May 1820
Hartford, Conn. Thunderstorm, May 2nd. The storm on Sunday evening the 23rd ult. was very severe in several of the neighboring towns. At Granby, Miss Julia, 17, daughter of Ozias HIGLEY, jun. was instantly killed by lightning, while sitting by a window.
The subscriber respectfully informs his friends and the Public, that he resides in the borough of Wilkesbarre, in the house lately occupied by Samuel D. BETTLE, in Northampton Street, near the residence of Lord BUTLER, Esq., – where he intends to attend to his occupation as a Scrivener, and will feel grateful to all who will employ him, and endeavor to execute his duty with honesty. He expects to supply himself shortly with bland Parchment Deeds, Bonds, Apprentices Indentures, &c., of the most correct forms, so that he will be ready to dispatch the orders of his customers with dispatch – and to their satisfaction. Josiah WRIGHT.
Wolf Hunt. The inhabitants of Wilkesbarre and the adjoining townships, are respectfully invited to meet at the Court house in Wilkesbarre, on Saturday morning next, at 5 o’clock, for the purpose of hunting Wolves. General attendance is solicited.
26 May 1820
An Act in addition to an act passed 18 March 1818 for the relief of Revolutionary Soldiers.
Died – In this town, on Wednesday last, William A. GEORGE, at an advanced age.
The members of the Independent Rangers, are requested to meet at the house of A. PARRISH, on Tuesday evening. The young gentlemen of Kingston, Plymouth, Hanover and Wilkesbarre, wishing to become members of this Company, will find the present a favorable opportunity.
Wool Carding. The subscriber has purchased the Fulling Mill formerly occupied by John WATERS, in Providence Township. George GLEDHILL.
Register’s Notice. Oliver MC KEEL, administrator has filed his account in the estate of Michael MC KEEL, of Plymouth Township.
2 June 1820
Col. John BUCKINGHAM, who attended the trial of Peter BRAKEMAN, at Sussex, New Jersey, as a witness, informs us by letter that BRAKEMAN has been tried and condemned to be executed on the 20th of the present month. He persists in his innocence and appears calm and undaunted.
Married – On the 11th ult at Sunbury, Northumberland County, by the Rev. John B. PATTERSON, Alexander JORDAN, Esq. to Miss Mary HURLEY.
Married – On the 18th ult, by the same, John BOYD, of Philadelphia to Miss Hannah, daughter of Gen. Daniel MONTGOMERY, of Danville.
Wool Carding by Jacob PLUMB Jr. and Franklin JENKINS, Kingston.
All persons indebted to John STODDART, are hereby notified that their accounts are left in the hands of Thomas DYER, Esq. for collection. Those who see cause will some forward and make settlement by the 20th June next, otherwise they will be prosecuted immediately. For the assignees of John STODDARD, Zurah SMITH, Wilkesbarre.
For Sale, by single bushel or otherwise, Rye, Corn and Oats, at the most reduced price for cash. For the assignees of John STODDARD, Zurah SMITH, Wilkesbarre.
Married – In Kingston on Thursday the 25th May, by Rev. George LANE, Ranslear WELLES to Miss Esther, daughter of David PERKINS.
Died – On Sunday last, Isaac WILCOX, son of Crandall WILCOX, of the Plains.
Died – Drowned at Forty-Fort, on Sunday last, George Jr., son of George CULVER, of Kingston.
On the 9th inst., the house of Capt. Josiah HASTINGS, Weston, Mass., was burnt down. Mrs. HASTINGS in endeavoring to save her property, was suffocated by the smoke, and fell a sacrifice. She was burnt to a cinder.
9 June 1820
David LEWIS, who had been charged with robbery of John M’CLELLAND, merchant of the city of Pittsburgh, and apprehended and confined in the jail of Franklin County, did make his escape and has eluded the pursuit of the officers. One Hundred Dollars reward to any person who shall apprehend and secure in any jail of the commonwealth, the said David LEWIS. William FINDLAY, Governor of the Commonwealth.
To be let, A Small House & Lot in Hanover, containing on acre and a half, on which there are eleven bearing apple trees. Also a fresh milch cow for sale. John ESPY or Thomas BENNET, Hanover.
Died – In Wooster, Wayne County, Ohio, on Monday 1st May, Samuel BALDWIN, Jr., Editor of the Ohio Spectator, and formerly of Wilkesbarre.
Died – In this borough, on Wednesday last, the 7th inst., William WRIGHT, aged about 70 years.
Died – At Newport, on Thursday, the 1st inst. after a long a severe illness, Frederick BARRICKMAN, aged 77 years, leaving a wife, five sons and three daughters.
Died – At Newport, on Friday the 2nd inst., John SIMS, at an advanced age. He was found a corpse in his bed, and although he had complained of being unwell, he was not considered sick, or in any immediate danger. “Be ye also ready, for in such an hour as ye know not the son of man cometh.”
Militia Election to be held Saturday, 24th June for the 8th Company, 2nd Reg., P.M. John PERKINS, Major.
16 June 1820
Masonic. The Anniversary of St. John the Baptist, will be celebrated at the Lodge Room in Wilkesbarre, on Saturday the 24th inst. A public discourse will be given by Rev. Marmaduke PIERCE, and dinner by the Seward of the lodge. Joseph WRIGHT, Fisher GAY, Ezra HOYT, Committee of Arrangement.
23 June 1820
At the late court in Sussex County, N. Jersey, Peter BRAKEMAN was tried for the murder of Francis NICHOLAS, the pedlar, found guilty and sentenced to be hung on the 30th inst. The evidence against him was wholly circumstantial; but so strong as to leave no doubt of his guilt.
A man named CAMPBELL, charged with the murder of his Wife, was, a few days since, committed to the jail of Huntingdon County.
Lost or Mislaid, between Wilkesbarre and the house of the subscriber, about the middle of May, the Duplicate Tax List, for the year 1818, for the township of Exeter. Elijah AYERS.
Orphans’ Court Sale to be held Monday, 17th July. The estate of Elisha ATHERTON, late of Kingston Township. Land situated in the township of Kingston, being Lots # 7, 8, 9 and 10 in the third division, containing 311 acres.
The members of the Junior Volunteers will meet at the house of A. PARRISH, in Wilkesbarre, on Tuesday the 4th July, in Uniform. J. F. DUPUY, Jr., Capt.
30 June 1820
Register’s Notice: Susanna MILLER and Noah WADHAMS, administrators in the estate of John T. MILLER, late of the township of Union, have filled their account.
One Cent Reward. Ran Away from the Subscriber in Nicholson Township on the 17th June, an indented apprentice to the Farming business, Isaac WOODRUFF, nineteen years old, short, thick and stout made, . All persons are forbid trusting or harboring him on my account, as I will pay no debt of his contracting after this date. Any person who will return said runaway, shall have the above reward, but no charges paid. Samuel HALSTEAD, June 28.
Married – In Hanover, on Thursday, 22nd inst., by Rev. CLARK, Dr. Asa C. WHITNEY, to Miss Susan INMAN, daughter of Col. E. INMAN.
Married – In Kingston, on the same day, by John SMITH, Esq., Nathan MULFORD and Miss Jemina DARBY.
The Susquehanna Democrat will in the future be published by Samuel MAFFET and Charles STEUART, under the firm of MAFFETT and STEUART.
1,000 Gallons of Whiskey & Gin, of an excellent quality, by the Barrel or less quantity, for sale at the store of B. D. BARNES, Wilkesbarre.
Estate of Conrad SHEFFER, late of Wilkesbarre requests payments and demands. Henry SHEFFER, Jacob SHEFFER, Administrators.
Soal Leather from New York, 800 weight, for sale by Ezra HOYT, Wilkesbarre.
Sussex Register, June 5. Court trial of Peter BRAKEMAN, for the murder of Francis E. NICHOLS on 17 Dec. last. The Jury returned a verdict of Guilty on Saturday, to be kept at the gaol until Friday the 30th June next, and between 11 and 2, to be hung by the neck till dead.
7 July 1820
Estate of William WRIGHT, late of the borough of Wilkesbarre, requests payments and demands. Sarah Ann WRIGHT and William WRIGHT, jr., administrators.
The Fourth of July was celebrated in Wilkesbarre by the Junior Volunteers. The Wyoming Guards celebrated the day at New Troy, Kingston. A number of gentlemen met at Mr. CONNER’S Mineral Spring, near Wilkesbarre, and the Ladies joined in a Tea Party in Mrs. BOWMAN’S Grove. We have heard of no accident occurring at either place – all was cheerfulness and festivity. No proceedings have yet been handed in for publication.
At the late court of Oyer and Terminer, Philadelphia, Henry BRAKE, Thomas POKE and Charles JOHNSON, were indicted for the murder of Harry POWELL, in the State Prison. BLAKE and POKE were convicted of murder in the second degree and sentenced to undergo a servitude in the Jail at Philadelphia for 18 years, 3 years whereof in solitary cells. JOHNSON convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to undergo a like servitude for seven years, one in the solitary cell.
Estate of James SEARCH, late of Union, will call on A. FELLOWS, Esq., for settlement or expert cost. Lot SEARCH, Adm’r.
14 July 1820
20 Dollars Reward. On the 21st May last, John WEATON, under pretence of hiring, obtained a mare and new saddle and bridle, with the intention of riding about 20 miles and to return in two or three days. He however has not yet returned. WEATON is about five feet ten inches high, stoutly made, about thirty years old, rather dark complexion and wears a hair tail. It is presumed he either lurks about Philadelphia or has gone to the western country, as he pretended to have a store in that city and one in Illinois. Amos TITUS, Innkeeper, Easton.
The newspaper establishment and printing materials of the Doylestown Democrat are offered for sale. William WATTS, Benjamin MORRIS, jr.
Pennsylvania Institution for the Deaf and Dumb, recently established in the City of Philadelphia. A committee appointed to ascertain the number of persons within the commonwealth with these afflictions. N. CHAPMAN, W. J. DUANE, Jacob GANTZ, Philip F. MAYER, Callender IRVINE.
Letters on hand In the Post Office, Wilkesbarre, July 1st:
Stephen BAR__ (faded)_
Epaparas P. BUTLER
E. A. BULKLEY
Benjamin F. BAILEY
Gilbert H. COUTANT
James P. HOWLAND
THOMAS & KILLE
Thomas L. TRUMAN
Jacob CIST, P. M.
Old Soldiers – Attention. You who are on the pension list, under the U. States’ law of 1818, and you who mean to apply to be put on the list, must immediately make out a schedule of all your property real or persona. You must put down every article except your necessary clothing and bedding, and sign the same. You must also mention your occupation, you ability to pursue it; the number and names of your family who live with you, their ages and their capacity to contribute to your support. This you must do or have done – and you must also attend at the court-house some day when the court is sitting, to make your declaration upon oath. Do you think this is very troublesome? so it is; but there are many men it appears who can live without a pension who receive it; and it is to remedy this evil, that a new law has been passed by congress. A copy of the proceedings in every case must be sent to the war office, Washington City, and the sooner the better.
Died – On the 26th ult, at Riversdale, the seat of William PHILIPS, Esq., near Philadelphia, Samuel BAIRD, Esq., of Montgomery County, aged about 62 years.
Notice. The subscribers intending to leave this county soon, request all persons indebted to them to make payment and prevent costs. They will sell their property within the borough and their farm of 220 acres, about half a mile distant. Jacob and Joseph SINTON.
21 July 1820
Married – At Plymouth on the 17th June last, by Elder Joel ROGERS, Benjamin JACKSON of Columbia County, to Miss Mary RUGGLES.
Married at Northmoreland, by the same, on the 13th inst., Daniel W. HOLLY, to Miss Sarah ROGERS.
Married – On Thursday the 13th of July by Rev. PIERCE, Jonah TURNER, of Hope, Sussex Co., New Jersey, to Miss Ann, daughter of Calvin WADHAMS, of Plymouth, Luzerne County.
Died – In this town on Wednesday morning last, Miss Almira WOOLLY, aged about 18 years.
Died – Drowned lately near Owego, N. Y., the Rev. Edward PAINE, of Waterford, Susquehanna County, Pa.
LEWIS and CONNELLY, so long the terror the Western part of this state, have at length paid the forfeit of their crimes by death! They were apprehended by a party from Bellefonte, who surprised them while engaged with several others shooting at a mark on Sunday morning, the 2nd inst. on the Sinnemahoning, in Clearfield county. LEWIS and CONNELLY made battle, and fired upon their pursuers – the fire was returned, and both were mortally wounded, and have since died. MAGUIRE, another of the gang is lodged in Bellefonte Jail.
Execution of Mail Robbers. On Friday the 14th inst., HUTTON and HULL, were executed in the Jail Yard at Baltimore.
Treasurer’s Sale of Unseated Lands for Taxes, stands adjourned to Tuesday, 8th August. G. M. HOLLENBACK, Treasurer.
For Sale, Rye at 40 and Corn at 37 _ cts per bushel. Z. SMITH, Agent for the Assingees of J. STODDART, Wilkesbarre.
28 July 1820
The Susquehanna Baptist Association is by general consent of the Churches, removed from Braintrim, and will be held at the Meeting house in Plymouth, Luzerne County, on Wednesday the 13th September.
The Baptist Yearly Meeting will be held in Northmoreland at the house of Jehiel FULLER, on Friday the 25th August.
The Members of the Junior Volunteers will meet at the house of Elisha BLACKMAN, on the Plains, on Saturday the 12th August. Samuel AKINS, O. S.
3 August 1820 – Paper Missing
11 August 1820
The Life of Benjamin SMITH, A Soldier and Sailor during the American Revolution – Printed by request. Benjamin SMITH was born in the city of New York, May 12, 1754, of poor bur respectable parents. This is a very large article – see newspaper.
On Wednesday last, a son of Elijah MUNN, of Litchfield, aged about nine years, was killed by lightning, while standing under a tree.
The body of Capt. THROOP, of Pulteneyville, who was drowned in Sodus Bay about eight months ago, was found drifted on shore at Sodus Point, the 9th inst. The body was in a very perfect state of preservation, and also the coat, but his legs were decayed.
Information Wanted. Ephraim LOCKWOOD, aged about 50 years, formerly of Fairfield County, State of Connecticut, disappeared from the township of Northmoreland, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, Nov. 1819. He is supposed to have had a considerable sum of money with him, and always kept it about his person. James NEWMAN, is also missing from the same neighborhood, about nine years ago. He was about 50 years of age, about six feet high, and stoutly built. Human bones have been discovered in the same neighborhood, which cannot be accounted for: and it is feared that a murder or murders have been committed. Therefore, any person that can give information on either of the above named persons, will be doing justice to the public, by communicating the same to Col. John BUCKINGHAM, Postmaster at Tunkhannock, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. Printers throughout the United States will do an act of humanity, by giving the above a few insertions.
New Goods, at the store of William SWETLAND, Kingston.
Married – At Windham, on Sunday morning the 23rd ult, by Josiah FASSETT, Esq., Dr. Samuel ROOTS, to Miss Lucretia HARRIS.
Married – On the 5th instant, by the same, Bela FORD, of Bradford County, to the Widow INGALS, of Windham Township.
On the 1st August the deputies of the Marshals will proceed to take the census, or enumeration of the inhabitants of the U. S.
At a meeting of inhabitants of the township of Nicholson, at the house of Ebenezer STEPHENS, for the purpose of taking into consideration the nomination of the several candidates for Governor at the ensuing General Election, Henry FELTON was called to the chair and Nathan BACON, Esq., appointed Secretary. John MARCY, Nathan BACON and Caleb ROBERTS, to be a committee of correspondence.
Truman EASTMAN was drowned in a pond at Clarksville, Cayuga Co., on the 1st inst.
A Stray Cow came to the enclosure of the subscriber on the 16th July. Peter PURDY, Palmyra, Wayne Co.
18 August 1820
The Life of Benjamin SMITH – Voyage 1779 [See article]
A Sketch of the Revolutionary Services and Sufferings of Joseph HIESTER. [See article]
Take Notice. I have applied to the Judges of the court of the Common Pleas of the county of Luzerne for the benefit of the laws made for the relief of insolvent debtors, and that they have appointed Saturday, the second day of September next, to hear me and my Creditors, at the Court house in Wilkesbarre, of which you will please take notice. Ephraim WHITE.
Notice to Electors of Susquehanna County. Your committee having taken into consideration the approaching Election, and the misunderstanding and confusion at previous Elections, have deemed it expedient to request the Electors of the several townships, to meet at the usual places for holding township Elections, on Saturday the twenty-third day of August next, at four o’clock P. M. to appoint two Delegates from their several townships, to meet at the house of B. SAYRE in Montrose, on Monday the fourth of that month (court week) to consult the interest of the county, and recommend suitable persons to be supported for County-Officers; and appoint and instruct Delegates to meet the Delegates from Luzerne at Tunkhannock, there to nominate suitable persons for Representatives, and also for member of Congress and State Senator, at the places that may be appointed for that purpose. Samuel GREGORY, Asa PARKE, Isaac POST, County Committee.
If Moses MOORE, who left Luna, county of Derry, Ireland, about twenty years ago, is now in this country, his sister Jane, who is now in Philadelphia, will be glad to hear from him. Information may be addressed to the office of the Union. He is supposed to have settled somewhere in Pennsylvania; and Editors of Newspapers will confer a grateful favor by extending the circulation of this.
Chester BUTLER was admitted to practice as an Attorney in the Courts of Luzerne, on the motion of Mr. MALLERY.
James W. BOWMAN, was also admitted to practice as an Attorney in the Luzerne Courts, on the motion of Mr. DENISON.
At a meeting of the friends of Reform, held on the 9th inst., at the house of Charles KEITHLINE, Wilkesbarre, Capt. Hezekiah PARSONS was called to the chair, and Lemuel STONE was appointed Secretary.
A meeting of the Republicans of the County of Luzerne was held at the Court House on 8th August, to take measures preparatory to the ensuing general election. Fisher GAY was called to the chair and Josiah FASSETT, Esq., appointed Secretary.
The Committee of Vigilance of two persons in each township were nominated and appointed to wit:
Sugar Loaf – Jacob DRUMHELLER, jr., Geo. DRUM, Esq.
Nescopeck – John BITTENBENDER, John BUSS
Salem – Sebastian SEIBERT, Adam BRADER
Union – Ichabod SHAW, Esq., Isaac BENSCOTER
Huntington – John EMERY, Simon TUBBS
Plymouth – Joseph WRIGHT, Stephen VAN LOON
Newport – Jacob ROMBAUGH, Esq., Dan’l CASWELL
Hanover – Joseph PRUNER, Caleb INMAN
Wilkesbarre – Frederick WAGNENER, Jas. HANCOCK
Covington – Conrad SOX, Esq., Stephen G. BARNES
Pittston – Deodat SMITH, Esq., John P. BABB
Kingston – Harris JENKINS, John BENNET
Dallas – Jacob J. BOGARDUS, Esq., Wm. HONNYWELL
Exeter – John HARDING, jr., Theophilus LEARNED
Eaton – Jesse LEE, Jabez CARVER
Windham – Jared ROBINSON, Jasper FASSETT
Braintrim – Joshua KEENEY, Paul OVERFIELD, 2nd
Tunkhannock – Cyrus AVERY, Esq., Jno. BUCKINGHAM
Nicholson – Woodbury S. WILBER, Henry FELTON
Northmoreland – Josiah ADAMS, Sherman LOOMIS
Providence – Isaac HART, Esq., Michael SWARTZ
Abington – Lemuel STONE, Jonathan HALL
Blakeley – Moses VAUGHN, Joseph STEVENS
Greenfield – Roger ORVIS, Esq., Joseph BERRY
Delegates to meet at the house of Philip MYERS, in township of Kingston, on second Saturday of September to from a County Ticket for the ensuing election.
Samuel THOMAS, Esq., and Capt. Simon TUBBS, appointed delegates from Luzerne County to meet the delegates at Bloomsburg, and they are instructed to use all fair and honorable means to procure the nomination of George DENISON, for a re-election as a member of Congress from this district.
Joseph TUTTLE, John TURNER and John P. BABB, appointed a standing Committee for the ensuing year.
William INGERSOLL, of Hunter, Greene county, was drowned in a small creek in Woodstock, Ulster County, on the 21st June, while bathing – he was 60 years of age.
George DURYEE, of New York, was killed on the 4th inst. by a kick from his horse.
Isaac Vandoren HALSEY, of Newburg, 17, youngest son of Luther HALSEY, fell from a poplar tree about eighty feet, on his head, which fractured his scull in a shocking manner, and he lived but an hour and a half.
25 August 1820
General Election to be held Tuesday, 10th October.
Orphans’ Court Sale to be held 18th September, as estate of Patt LYNCH, late of Salem Township, for tracts of land in Salem Township. Joseph JAMESON, Adm’r.
At a meeting of the young men of Wilkesbarre, on Tuesday evening, the 15th inst., favorable to a reform and reduction of salaries, Oristus COLLINS, Esq., was called to the chair and Samuel D. BETTLE, appointed Secretary.
List of Letters on hand in the Post-Office at Kingston, Luzerne County, July 1st:
Hiram G. RATHBONE
SHOLES & THOMAS
Cornelius VAN BUSKIRK
John WORT, jun.
H. BUCKINGHAM, P. M.
1 September 1820
Married – In Tunkhannock on Thursday the 17th ult, by James SUTTON, Esq., Acmel C. SMITH, son of Rev. Newton SMITH, of Eaton and Miss Lydia NEWMAN, of Tunkhannock. [groom’s first name as printed]
To make Candles of a durable nature. To ten ounces of mutton tallow, add a quarter of an ounce of camphor, four ounces of bees wax, and two ounces of allum; melt all together, and then make your candles; they will be very hard, and they will burn with a clear beautiful blaze.
Vendue at the house of Jacob & Joseph SINTON, borough of Wilkesbarre to be held Saturday, September 9th. List includes household furniture, tools, etc.
8 September 1820 – Paper Missing
15 September 1820
Orphans’ Court Sale to be held Monday, 2nd October. The estate of Elisha ATHERTON, late of Kingston Township. Land situated in the township of Kingston, being part of Lots # 40 in Second Division part of Lot #8 upper tier of meadow lots in Plymouth, half part of Lot #8 in Mountain tier of the fourth Division in Kingston Township. Eunice ATHERTON and Samuel CARVER, Executors.
Millinery of Elizabeth KENDALL has moved from Wilkesbarre to Pittston.
Vendue will be held 3rd October, for a variety of household and kitchen furniture, sleighs, quantity of store goods, and many other articles, from the estate of Wm. WRIGHT. Sarah Ann WRIGHT & William WRIGHT, Jun.
Register’s Notice – Almanza ROGERS and Jose ROGERS, administrators have filed their accounts in the estate of Elihu ROGERS, late of Northmoreland Township.
Information wanted concerning a young lad about ten years of age, who came into the vicinity of Asylum and Towanda few weeks since in search of his relatives and failing of success has gone down the river. He says his name is VINCENT, son of Thomas VINCENT, grandson of Shubal VINCENT, that his father and grandfather died while he was yet in his infancy, that he came from the river near New York and Vermont (supposed North river) where his parents lived – being directed by those who had heard the statements of his father, he came to the Susquehanna river in search of his relatives. The subscriber (by marriage a relative) being desirous that a boy of his tender age should not be thrown into the world to meet the evils which generally await unprotected youth, requests as an act of humanity, that any person who may have it in his power would use such means as prudence would dictate to detain him until information can be sent to the subscriber who will pay reasonable charges for such service. John BENJAMIN, Towanda.
Married – In Dallas, on Sunday last, by Rev. LEWIS, Abraham BARON to Miss Hannah RYMAN
Married – At the Plains, on Thursday the 7th, by Rev. LANE, George WILLIAMS to Miss Abigail WILCOX.
22 September 1820
To Creditors, the following have applied to the Court of Common Pleas, of Luzerne County for the benefit of the laws made for the relief of insolvent debtors, and that they have appointed Monday, the second day of October next, to hear me and my Creditors, at the Court house in Wilkesbarre, of which you will please take notice. Ebenezer BROWN and Wm. BROWN.
Married – In Kingston, on Sunday last, by Rev. BEBBONS, Thomas MORGAN to Miss Catharine MILLER, both of Wilkesbarre.
The sale of the real estate of Patt LYNCH, in Salem, stands adjourned to the first day of November next. Joseph JAMESON, Adm’r.
29 September 1820
Chair Manufactory of Lewis N. KETCHAM, will be carried on at his shop, Wilkesbarre.
To Printers. The Establishment of the Lycoming Gazette is offered for sale. TORBERT & LEWIS, Williamsport.
At a meeting held in Nescopeck Township on the 26th ult, support for Nathan BEACH, Esq., of Salem, for Representative to the General Assembly of this Commonwealth.
Stray Ox at the plantation of Lemuel SLOCUM, Pittston.
6 October 1820
Married – On Thursday the 14th inst., by Rev. PIERCE, Abel HOYT, to Miss Esther Eliza HULBUT, all of Kingston.
Married – On Sunday last by Jacob I. BOGARDUS, Esq., John PRINGLE to Miss Phebe DAVENPORT, both of Plymouth.
The People’s ticket:
Governor – Joseph HEISTER
Congress – Abiel FELLOWS & W. Cox ELLIS
Senator – Redmond CONYNGHAM
Assembly- Cornelius CORTRIGHT, Asa PARK
Commissioner – Samuel YOST
Auditor – George MILLER
Governor – William FINDLAY
Congress – Geo. DENISON, Tho’s MURRAY
Senator – Jonah BREWSTER, Charles FRASER
Assembly – Benj. DORRANCE, Hosea TIFFANY
Auditor – Josiah FASSET
Injustice – Cruelty. Poulson’s American Daily Advertiser states that Thomas ADAMSON, Robert KENDERDINE Solomon LUKENS and Amos PHIPPS are all confined in the Jail of Montgomery County, for non-payment of militia fines. One of them, Amos PHIPPS, has certificates from all the field officers, and from all the physicians and surgeons of that regiment, that he is incapable of performing militia duty – that these facts have been all laid before William FINDLAY, by the father of Mr. PHIPPS, in hopes to get a discharge, but was refused and he remains in prison. The young man is a Quaker.
Register’s Notice – accounts have been filed in the following estates:
Daniel ERROH, admin. of Michael ERROH, late of Nescopeck
Lovisa OGDEN & John DAVIS, admin’rs. of Enoch OGDEN, late of Borough of Wilkesbarre.
List of Letters Remaining in the Post Office at Pittston, Oct. 1st:
Isaac VAN BUREN
E. CAREY, P. M.
Letters on hand in the Post-Office at Wilkesbarre, Oct. 1st:
E. A. BULKLEY
Hannah E. BARTON
Henry F. LAMB
John K. MOORE
Rev. Jacob SHEPHERD
Constant M. SEARLE
John D. SMITH
Stephen VAN LOON
Jacob CIST, P. M.
13 October 1820
Married – On Sunday last, by Cornelius CORTRIGHT, Esq., John BARNEY to Miss Elizabeth BILLINGS.
Cloth Dressing by Hezekiah PARSONS, at his Fulling Mill on Laurel Run near Wilkesbarre.
Letters on Hand, In the Post-Office, Kingston, Oct. 1st:
Wm. C. HAGAMAN
Mrs. Lucy HILL
William C. JOHNSON
Mrs. Getty MOSELY
George C. WICKES
H. BUCKINGHAM, P. M.
Public Notice. B. D. BARNES, having sold his store of goods intends to leave Wilkesbarre early next Spring – it is therefore becomes necessary for all persons indebted to him to call and discharge their accounts without delay and save cost.
For Sale – Six Tracts of Land in Huntington and Newport Townships, Luzerne County – Warrantee names: Thomas P. COPE, John SKYRIN, two Thomas ARMAT, Abraham DUBOIS and Thomas PASCHALL. Apply to J. N. CONYNGHAM, Attorney at Law, Wilkesbarre.
Official Statement of the Votes polled in the several Districts of Luzerne County, held on
Candidates with number of votes: (some dates faded)
Governor: Joseph HIESTER (1065), William FINDLAY (1122)
Congress: George DENISON (1638), Thomas MURRAY, jr. (12_2), W. Cox ELLIS (866), Abiel
Senator: Redmond CONYNGHAM (1165), Jonah BREWSTER (963)
Assembly: Cornelius CORTRIGHT (1213), Asa PARK (553), Benjamin DORRANCE (1352),
Hosea TIFFANY, jr. (811), Nathan BEACH (518)
Commissioner: Samuel YOST (1504), Naphtali HURLBUT (613)
Auditor: George MILLER (1155), Josiah FASSETT (9_9)
From accounts received we have no doubt of Gen. HIESTER’S election, by a majority of 3 or 4,000.
20 October 1820
Orphans’ Court Sale to be held October 28th, estate of William WRIGHT, late of the borough of Wilkesbarre, deceased. Several tracts of land in Wilkesbarre, including Lot #47 in the Town Plot, which was patented to Benjamin DRAKE, by the Commonwealth on the 17 December 1812. Sarah WRIGHT and William WRIGHT, administrators.
Proclamation. Notice. On 3rd November next, an election will be held for the purpose of electing twenty five citizens to represent the State of Pennsylvania as Electors of President and Vice President of the United States. To be held at the same places as the General Election. Isaac BOWMAN, Sheriff.
Died – At Windham, on the 10th October, inst., after an illness of about nine hours, Lewis, son of Capt. Jasper FASSETT, of Windham Township, aged about 2 years.
Wilkesbarre Academy will continue under the direction of Joseph H. JONES next term.
Register’s Notice – Account has been filed by Roswell WELLES and Sarah HODGE, executors of the estate of Jeremiah COLEMAN.
27 October 1820
Wool Carding. The subscribers have entered into Co-Partnership and have taken the Fulling Mill formerly owned and occupied by John WATERS, in Providence Township. George GLEDHILL., Daniel D. SPENCER, Providence.
New Store in Kingston – Thomas BORBIDGE.
Information Wanted. The subscriber is desirous of obtaining information of James ROBINSON, aged about 50 years, formerly resided in New Garden, Chester County, Pa., which place he left about eighteen months ago. The undersigned has resided in the state of Virginia during the last 18 or 20 years. About 8 years ago her husband departed this life, and being thus bereft of her partner and solace she has taken this method of procuring information of her Brother, the only source of help competent to administer to her troubles now in existence. Mary STEWART, Sunbury.
Pensioners. Returns have been received from the War Department for the following Persons, to wit:
Pensions not allowed:
Schedule sent back to be amended, &c:
Daniel LOUNSBURY, was killed at Batavia, N. Y., on the night of the 13th ult., by the fall of a tree.
The annual meeting of the members of the Bible Society of the county of Luzerne Auxiliary to the Bible Society of Philadelphia, will take place on the first Monday in November. A. BEAUMONT, Recording Secretary.
3 November 1820
Murder Will Out – A bill of indictment has lately been found, by a Grand Jury in one of the interior counties of New York, against Gilbert HORTON, for the murder of Amos WOOD, in the year 1800!
Married – In Kingston on Thursday evening, the 26th October last, by Rev. George LANE, Thomas FERRIER, Esq., of Orange Co., N. York to Miss Sarah DENISON, of Kingston, Luzerne County.
Married – On Sunday evening last, by the same, Isaac ALLOWAY to Miss Susan BREWER, all of Wilkesbarre.
Died – In Philadelphia, on Thursday morning the 26th ult, in the 21st year of his age, Charles P., son of the late John FRICK, Esq., of Northumberland County.
The Governor of New-Hampshire has appointed the 9th of November as Thanksgiving – the Governor of Main has appointed the 13th.
10 November 1820
Died – In Kingston, on Sunday last, Mrs. Ruth PIERCE, aged about 87 years.
We learn that a little yoke of Oxen from the almshouse farm in Salem, drew the heaviest load, in the trial of Working Cattle, and that the plough of the Hon. T. PICKERING, President of the Society, performed the best Ploughing.
Fire! Fire! On Sunday morning last, the valuable Woollen Factory of Messrs. HOLGATE and ROYAL, of Kingston, was discovered to be on Fire, but not until the flames had made such progress as to preclude the possibility of attempting to save the building or any part of its contents. All the machinery, Cloth and Stock of all kinds, were consumed, together with their Book of Account, &c. About 2000 yards of Cloth belonging to people in the neighborhood, which had been left there to be dressed, shared the same fate. Thus have the industrious and enterprising proprietors been deprived of the fruits of their labor, and in a moment reduced to comparative poverty – and thus have many of our citizens been deprived of their winter’s clothing, which in these distressing times will fall peculiarly hard upon many of our industrious poor. The loss to the proprietors we understand, is estimated at about 8,000 dollars – and they are by this calamity deprived of the means of again erecting their buildings, and supplying them with the requisite machinery. We have not learnt how the fore originated.
Jacob COBLE and Michael COBLE, Jr., of Elizabeth Town, Pennsylvania, were on Wednesday, convicted in the circuit court of the US, of stealing and smuggling from the mail a letter containing money. A motion has been made for a new trial and arrest of judgment. James COATES, late the postmaster of Norristown, was indicted in the same court, for stealing and embezzling from the mail sundry letters containing bank notes. Upon being arraigned, he plead guilty. The court have not yet passed sentence. Franklin Gaz.
Take Notice. I have applied to the Judges of the court of the Common Pleas of the county of Luzerne for the benefit of the laws made for the relief of insolvent debtors, and that they have appointed Saturday, the 15th of November next, to hear me and my Creditors, at the Court house in Wilkesbarre, of which you will please take notice. Darius FINCH.
Estate of Samuel BONHAM, late of Huntington, Luzerne County, requests payments and demands. Huldah BONHAM, Abiel FELLOWS, Administrators.
17 November 1820
We understand that a man perished in the storm on Saturday night last, on the road between Kingston and Northmoreland – in a state of intoxication! [no name given]
Members of the Royal Friendship Society resident in Luzerne County, are requested to attend at their usual place of meeting in Wilkesbarre, on Tuesday, the 21st November inst. at early candlelight. Samuel MAFFET, Sec’y.
A Call in Earnest. Those of my subscribers who wish to pay in Produce are requested to bring in without further delay – and those who can pay cash will oblige me much by an immediate remission of it. The single fact that in tow years I have not received 100 dollars on newspaper debts, is a sufficient apology for insisting upon payment now. I must collect at least a portion of what is due me – if not otherwise, I muse sue, in order to prevent my being sued. The following kinds of produce will be received at cash prices – but money will be preferred in all cases, viz: wheat, rye, corn, oats, buckwheat, wool, flax, flaxseed, beef, port, butter, cheese, honey, bees-wax, tallow, hog’s lard, venison hams, leather, dressed deer skins and cloths of every description. Samuel MAFFET, Wilkesbarre.
Regimental Orders – The Field Officers of the 2nd Regiment, P. M. will meet at the house of Thomas BEACH, in Salem, on Monday the 11th December next, at which time the Pay-Master will attend and lay his accounts before the Board for settlement. Capt. Jacob DRUMHELLER, jr. and Capt. Adam OEIMIG, are the Officers appointed to settle with the Paymaster. Constables, or other persons holding militia Warrants issued by the Captains, and who are under the necessity of applying to the Board for exoneration’s, will attend on the same day and at the same hour Isaac BOWMAN, Colonel 2nd Reg., Penn’a Militia.
To Extensive Landholders in Pennsylvania. A plan to facilitate the settlement of German emigrants in indigent circumstances, has been recognized as efficacious and worthy of support. A German Society of Harrisburg established, on the 7th August last, for the purpose of carrying such plan in execution. All owners of extensive tracts of lands, send answers to: where the land is situated, extent of such lands, where any and what waters pass through them, whether they contain any situations eligible for water works, whether any and what highways or other roads may pass through them, the nature of their titles to the lands, upon what terms they may be willing to dispose of such lands, either I whole or in part, to actual German settlers. Francis R. SHUNK, Fred’k W. LEOPARD, Louis GALL.
Information Wanted – Any person giving information on the residence of Samuel HERBERT, or anyone in of his family, who were formerly of the city of New York, and have not been heard from since the 1800, will confer a particular favor on a relation of said family. Wm. HAYES, Jr., Utica, New York. February 29, 1820
Orphans’ Court Sale, to be held 1st December, as the estate of Patt LYNCH, late of Salem Township, for tracts of land in said township.
Post Office. By an order from the Post Master General, the name of the Post Office at Clifford, Susquehanna County, is changed to that of Dundaff., the name of the village where the office is kept. Ads DIMOCK, jr. is the Post Master.
On Saturday last it began to snow and by Sunday morning it had fallen to the depth of about eight inches. This early snow is unprecedented, and has found many unprepared for it. Considerable quantities of Corn, Potatoes, &c. are yet out, and will no doubt be greatly injured, even should the snow soon go off.
Public Meeting – A number of inhabitants of several adjoining townships convened on 8th November, at the house of Col. Napthali HULBUT, Kingston Township, for the purpose of taking into consideration the late destruction of the Woollen Manufactory in the neighborhood, owned by Messrs. HOLGATE and ROYAL.. Benj. DORRANCE, Esq., appointed moderator and Elias HOYT, clerk…..The meeting, feeling the importance at this time of so valuable a manufactory to the public, as well also as a suitable commiseration for the misfortune of the sufferers; would wish to adopt some measures to aid in rebuilding the Factory, and re desirous of calling the attention of the public to this object, with a solicitation for their assistance. Resolved, that the persons hereinafter named, be invited to attend to the circulation of Subscriptions, within their respective townships, and to make other necessary arrangements to accomplish speedily the erection of a suitable building for the re-establishment of the factory, viz:
Kingston Township: James HUGHES, Elijah SHOEMAKER, Fisher GAY, Samuel THOMAS, Elias HOYT
Wilkesbarre Township: George M. HOLLENBACK, Samuel MAFFET, Steuben BUTLER
Plymouth Township: Jesse BROWN, Calvin WADHAMS, Samuel PRINGLE, Joseph WRIGHT
Hanover Township: James S. LEE, Joseph PRUNER, John ESPY
Newport Township: James REEDER, Jacob RUMBACK, Andrew KEICHLINE
Union Township: Shadrach AUSTIN, Isaac BENSCOTER
Huntington Township: Abiel FELLOWS, Jarius HARRISON
Salem Township: Nathan BEACH, Alexander JAMESON, Jeremiah STILES
Dallas Township: Philip SHAVER, Philip KUNKLE, Jacob I. BOGARDUS, William IDE
Exeter Township: John HARDING, jr., Alexander SWARTWOUT
Pittston Township: Eleazer CAREY, Nathaniel GIDDINGS
Northmoreland Township: Daniel BRACE, Orange FULLER
Windham Township: Joseph BURGESS, Josiah FASSET
Braintrim Township: Daniel STERLING, Henry V. CHAMPIN
Pennsylvania Election – List of the members of the 17th Congress
State Senate (district listed)
8. Joseph FRY, Henry WINTERS
9. Robert WILLET, Redmond CONYNGHAM
10. John M’MEENS
16. Henry ALLSHOUSE
House of Representatives:
Bradford & Tioga: Simon KINNEY
Columbia: Col. John SNYDER
Luzerne & Susquehanna: Benjamin DORRANCE, Cornelius CORTRIGHT
Northampton, Wayne & Pike: Dan DIMMICK, James KENNEDY, Henry FENNER
Pensioners. Agreeable to a notice from the War Department, no pensioners, whose certificates have been issued since the 1st September last, can be paid until March next: as no returns will be made to the agents oftener than once in six months.
It is said a person of the name of DUNHAM, lately returned to Bethel, Vt., after an absence of near 30 years, (having been impressed on board a British man of war) and found his wife married to the third husband.
Easton & Wilkesbarre Turnpike Stockholders, are notified of an election to be held at the courthouse in Easton on the first Monday in January next, to elect a president, treasurer and 12 managers. Peleg TRACY, Sec’y.
24 November 1820
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Weaving. The subscribers respectfully inform their friends and the public, at t as it has been their misfortune to lose their employment by the destruction of Messrs. HOLGATE and ROYAL’S Factory, they are beginning to take in Weaving. William and John BLACK.
Estate of Henry ESH, late of Hanover Township, request payments and demands. Peter MINICH, Adm’r.
Pensioners. Returns have been received from the War Department for the following Persons, to wit:
Pensions not allowed:
Register’s Notice. Accounts have been filed by Isaac SMITH and John JENKINS, executors of Hezekiah SMITH, dec’d.
1 December 1820
Died – Departed this life in Philadelphia on the 20th August last in the 76th year of his age, Daniel SUTHERLAND, a soldier of the Revolution and a man peculiarly by those who knew him. He was a native of Scotland, a Whig, an officer of Col. ELLIS’ New Jersey Regiment. (large article)
James PEACOCK has sold the establishment of the Harrisburg Republican to Charles MOWRY, editor of the American Republican, who proposes to publish a paper at Harrisburg under the title of the Pennsylvanian. The Prospectus shall be published next week.
Register’s Notice. Accounts have been filed by Sarah GARRESON and John SEELEY, administrators of Jacob GARRESON, late of Salem Township.
Estate of Thomas B. OVERTON, Esq., late of Mobile, Alabama (formerly of Wilkesbarre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania), requests payments and demands. Thomas OVERTON, Admin.
Notice. The Bridgewater and Wilkesbarre Turnpike will meet the first Monday of January next, at the house of Isaac SLOCUM, Tunkhannock Township, to elect, a president, treasurer and 12 managers. Benjamin PERRY, Secretary.
Stray Cow – Strayed away from the subscriber about the last of June, a white cow. Henry BOON, Plymouth.
Died – The celebrated Col. Daniel BOONE, died at Charette Village, Missouri, on the 25th September last, in the 90th year of his age.
8 December 1820
The General Meeting of the Susquehanna Baptist Association for Public Worship, will commence on Saturday, the 17th February next, at ten o’clock A. M. at the Court house in Montrose, Susquehanna County.
Members of the Royal Friendship Society resident in Luzerne County, are requested to attend at their usual place of meeting in Wilkesbarre, on Tuesday, the 19th December inst. at early candlelight. Samuel MAFFET, Sec’y.
Died – A young lady, Miss COOK, was killed by jumping out of a carriage on the Columbia turnpike-road, near Albany, on the 19th of October. The horse had become unmanageable, when the lines broke, and thus occurred the fatal accident. Two persons had previously left the carriage, and escaped.
Melancholy Accident – We are informed that on the 2nd inst. a lad aged about eight years, son of George LANNING, in Morrisville, fell into the forebay of the mill at that place. And was carried under the water wheel by the current. After passing under the wheel he was taken from the race below the mill, and he died shortly after. Penn. Cor.
Died – In Nelson, N. H., Rosanna LINCOLN, 13, hung herself on a skein of yarn; she had to kneel to effect the purpose.
Bible Society of the County of Luzerne, Auxiliary to the Bible Society of Philadelphia, elected the following managers for the ensuing year:
Henry V. CHAMPIN
Rev. John MILLER
Elisha BLACKMAN (Hanover)
President: Ebenezer BOWMAN, Esq.
Vice Presidents: Lord BUTLER, Daniel HOYT, Matthias HOLLENBACK
Recording Secretary: A. BEAUMONT
Corresponding Sec’y: Oristus COLLINS
Treasurer: Geo. M. HOLLENBACK
Died – In Hanover, on Sunday last, a son of James S. LEE, aged about 5 years. His death was occasioned by his falling into a kettle of boiling water, by which he was so severely scalded that medical skill could not save him.
Died – On the night of the 27th October, within a mill of Middletown, Del., a black man, Joseph VANCE, put an end to his career of life, by hanging himself on an old apple tree, in an old burying ground adjacent to his own house he had previously made several attempts to hand himself, and always assigned the reason, that he must die that death, for he knew he was born to be hung.
15 December 1820
Notice. Whereas my wife, Louisa MORSE has left my house, and taken a large quantity of property from me, without provocation, I forbid all persons from harboring or trusting her on my account. Horace MORSE, Plymouth.
Singing School. Will be opened by Mr. BEACH from N. England on Tuesday evening the 19th inst., in the lower room of the Academy, for instructing in Sacred Music.
22 December 1820
Married – On Sunday evening last, by Peter WINTER, Jeremiah BLANCHARD Jr. to Miss Frances WILLIAMS.
Pennsylvania Legislature – House of Representatives:
A petition from a number of citizens of Columbia, praying that the seat of John SNYDER, the sitting member from that county, may be vacated, and James M’CLURE admitted to his seat.
29 December 1820
Pennsylvania Legislature – House of Representatives:
Petition from the president and managers of the Nescopeck bridge company, praying for an appropriation of 10,000 dollars for the bridge over the Susquehanna at the Falls of Nescopeck.
Petition for the erection of a separate election district for Franklin Township, Bradford County.
Petition for the establishment of a public ferry over the Susquehanna at the village of Towanda.
Petition from Bradford County, praying that Towanda Creek be declared a public highway.
Contested Election – On motion of Mr. HERRINGTON, the house then proceeded to the appointment of a committee to try the legality of the return of John SNYDER as the sitting member from Columbia.
Appointments by Governor FINDLAY:
Roswell WELLS, Esq., and Capt. John MYERS, to be Justices of the Peace in the township of Wilkesbarre.
Tanning and Currying Business. The subscriber having taken the Tan Yard formerly occupied by Samuel THOMAS, Esq., Kingston, wishes to inform his friends and public generally that he will carry on the above business, at the old stand, and the highest price will be given for hides delivered at the aforesaid premises. William HANCOCK.
Stray Heifer came to the premises of the subscriber, sometime in October last. David RICHARDS, Wilkesbarre.