The Susquehanna Democrat 1824
Published on Friday Morning, Wilkesbarre, PA
By Samuel MAFFET, West Corner of the Public-Square
The original newspapers from June 25 – Dec. 31 could not be located to check for missing words.
2 January 1824
Legislature of Pennsylvania – House of Representatives:
An act granting compensation to Margaret FOLTZ, for a certain tract of land certified to
Connecticut claimants, in the seventeen township of Luzerne County.
Unfinished business, relative to a new county, out of Columbia and Luzerne.
9 January 1824
Married – On the 1st inst. by Rev. John WILSON, Salmon STRONG, of Northmoreland, to Mrs. Hannah HOWELL, formerly of Orange Co., NY.
Married – On Sunday the 20th Dec. 1823, at St. James Church, Philadelphia, by Rev. DELANCY, Henry HEPBURN to Miss Penelope M’DOUGAL, both of New York.
Luzerne County Agricultural Society Elections held 7th Jan.:
President: Hon. David SCOTT
Treasurer: Edward COVELL
Secretary: Jacob CIST
Directors: Ebenezer BOWMAN, William ROSS, Lord BUTLER, Nathan BEACH, Charles
STREATOR, Cornelius CORTRIGHT, Calvin WADHAMS, Benjamin DORANCE, Nicholas OVERFIELD, Anderson DANA
Committee to draft rules and regulations: David SCOTT, Jacob CIST, Edward COVELL
Sugar Makers Look Here! 2000 Sap buckets, at the low rate of 20 dollars per hundred, on six months credit. Joseph EDWARDS, Abington.
List of Letters Remaining in the Post Office, Wilkesbarre, Jan. 1st:
Sally Ann BRINK
Capt. Jon P. BABB
Sarah L. FLAGLER
Sen. Frederick HERTZ
Mary C. HARRISON
Isaac C. HANSE
Rev. Fitch REED
John K. SMITH
George Aspy TILLA
Jacob CIST, P. M.
List of Letters On Hand In the Post Office at Kingston, Jan. 1st:
List of Letters On Hand In the Post Office at Tunkhannock, Jan. 1st:
Nathan BACON &
Benjamin A. ROSE
Estate of Henry KNOUS, late of Nescopeck, requests payments and demands. William DIEDER, Administrator.
Valuable Property. The Newport Forge, Mils &c. 7 Miles From Wilkesbarre, For Sale. The Subscriber offers for sale the above property consisting of a Bloomery Forge, with two fires, A Large Grist Mill with 3 run of stone; A Saw Mill, extensive Distillery, Oil and Plaister Mill, A large Blacksmith Shop, Houses necessary for workmen, a large Selling House and Barn, with from 50 to 400 acres. With this property may be had two tracts of land containing about 170 acres, on which is a very extensive bed of bog ore that supplies the Forge, also two other tracts of woodland, containing upwards of 300 acres. Also a Farm in Hanover Township, formerly known as the property of James STEWART, containing 533 acres, well calculated to divide into 2 farms. It has 60 acres of Flats; and the upland is equal to any, an orchard of about 300 bearing trees, A Shad Fishery, and one of the most extensive beds of Stone Coal that has been discovered in the valley, lying within an half mile of where it can be put into arks to descend the Susquehanna. The prices asked for the above property will be reasonable, the terms of payment accommodating – embracing any period in the division of the annual installments, that may be convenient to the purchaser, not to exceed seven years. Washington LEE, Hanover.
16 January 1824
List of Letters On Hand In the Post Office at Pittston, Jan. 1st:
E. CAREY, P. M.
Appointments by the Governor: Asa DIMMOCK, Jr., Prothonotary, clerk of the several courts and register of wills, in and for Susquehanna County. William JESSUP, Recorder of Deeds in and for the same county.
The Weather. We have had about three weeks of very disagreeable and rainy weather. The roads are mudy – the waters high – the travelling tedious and disagreeable in the extreme – but on Wednesday and Thursday we had a keen North-wester, and it is now what may be called pretty tolerably cool weather.
A Comet is now visible from 4 to 6 o’clock in the morning; at 5 o’clock it bears a little to the North of East, and at an angle of about 30 degrees from the horizon, it appears to move with great rapidity. It appears to be situated near the two principal stars in the head of the Serpent.
The smallpox has made its appearance I the town of Milford, in the county of Otsego, and several persons are now labouring under that dreadful disease.
Information Wanted. ON Tuesday the 13th inst. a youth, 11 years of age, by the name of John WICKIZER, left the borough of Wilkesbarre, as he said to go to Kingston. Where he has been living with a Mr. Abel MUNSON. He has not since been heard of. Any person giving information concerning him will receive the thanks of his mother. Margaret WICKIZER, Wilkesbarre.
Notice. All Persons indebted to the estates of Nicholas V LOON & Aaron V Loon, late of Plymouth are requested to make payments and demands. George LANE, Adm’r.
Militia Election within the bounds of the first battalion of the 115th Reg., will be held at the house of Naphtali HURLBUT, in Kingston Township, on 5th February to elect one Major. Also Members of the Light Infantry Company, called the Wyoming Guards, to elect one Captain and one 1st and 2nd Lieutenant, at the Court House in Wilkesbarre. Samuel Thomas, Inspector of the 2nd Brigade, 8th Div. Penna. Militia.
Caution. All persons whomsoever are cautioned against, and forbid taking the transfer or assignment of or from George HARBERGER, of Greenfield Township, of certain obligations dated January 12, 1819, and given to Samuel CALLENDER, jr., as well as other, of various amounts. The subscriber having discharged many of the said Obligations, without a receipt thereon, or extinguishing the Seal & Signature, the same have clandestinely or improperly been purloined and secreted by said George HARBERGER, the causes for which every one may judge. In consequence of which, the subscriber now forbids the assignment of all or any other Obligations that may be offered by said HARGERGER, as the Subscriber will not be accountable for any such, nor pay them unless compelled by law. Henry COBB, Greenfield Township.
23 January 1824
Judiciary System – Senate, on 23rd ult. An act to alter and amend the Judiciary system of this commonwealth. Included the division of the sate into judicial districts…#5 Luzerne, Wayne Pike, Susquehanna, Bradford and Tioga.
Congressional Reports – Militia of the U. States 1822/3: Pennsylvania 154,308.
Married – In Plymouth on Thursday the 15th inst., by Benjamin REYNOLDS, Esq., Absalom CASE to Miss Jane LAMOREAUX, both of Plymouth
Died – In Wlkesbarre Township, on Friday the 16th inst., John BYWATER, aged about 50.
County Bridges, the commissioners will meet at the house of Conrad BESUCKER, Pittston on the 31st inst. for the purpose of receiving plans for a bridge across the Lackawanna Creek, near Zenus BARNUM’S, and also to enter into a contract for building the bridge, with the best bidder for the same. Also they will meet at Windham Township at the house of William WHIPPLE, on the 11th February for the purpose of receiving plans for a bridge over the Mahoopeney Creek, near WHIPPLE’S Mill-pond, and to enter into a contract for building said bridge with the best bidder for the same. Hez. PARSONS, Steuben BUTLER and Elisha S. POTTER, Commissioners.
Cautionary Notice. All persons are hereby cautioned against purchasing several Notes given by William LABAR for the use of George COOPER to Charles HAY, (several listed in ad). The Notes were given by the subscriber to Charles HAY in part consideration for a tract of Land, the Title to which is found to be defective. Notice is hereby given that I will not pay any of the notes unless compelled by law. The said William LABAR is also hereby Notified not to pay either of same notes to Charles HAY at his peril. George COOPER, jr., Pittston.
Cautionary Notice. All persons are hereby cautioned against purchasing or in any manner trading for promissory Notes given by the subscriber to Charles HAY (several listed in the ad), as the notes were given in part consideration for a tract of land, the Title to which is found to be defective. I am determined not to pay any or either of them, unless compelled by law. Benjamin COOPER, Pittston.
Caution. Whereas my wife, Hannah, has left my bed and board without any just cause or provocation – I do hereby forbid all persons harboring her on my account, as I am determined to pay no debts of her contracting after this date, unless compelled by law. Casper ENGLEAR, January 16, 1824.
30 January 1824
Appointments by the Governor: Charles D. SHOEMAKER, to be Prothonotary of Luzerne County, Isaac HARTZELL, Esq., to be Register of Deeds and Recorder of Wills, of the same.
Appointments by the Attorney General: Legrand BANCROFT, to be Deputy Attorney General for Columbia County and Ellis LEWIS, for Lycoming and Tioga.
Mauch Chunk – An account of the village by a gentleman who recently visited that place. From this will be seen the importance of coal mines and the improving the navigation of our rivers. (See large article)
Public Caution. All persons are cautioned against taking any assignment of a certain Note given by the Subscriber to John PIERCE for the sum of one hundred dollars, dated some time in July or August last, which was to be paid as soon as the said PIERCE should pay a certain Debt which he owed to the Philadelphia Bank. As the whole trade upon which the said note was founded has been given up and abandoned, the said Note is without value & was only left with said PIERCE through mistake, on settlement, but which he now refuses to give up. Notice is therefore given, that I w ill not pay the said notes, unless compelled by law. Frederick CROUP, Plymouth.
Orphans’ Court Sale to be held on Monday, 1st March next, being land of the estate of the late Conrad SHAFFER, in Wilkesbarre Township, bounded by lands of Frederick WAGGONER, George MILLER, township line, Benjamin CORTRIGHT and the Susquehanna River.
Orphans’ Court Sale to be held on Saturday, 6th March next, being two lots of land of the estate of Elizabeth WIGDON, in the township of Wilkesbarre. One being parts of Lot Nos. 26 and 27 in the first division, bounded by river road, heirs of Jacob HASSINGER, William ROSS, heirs of Silas JACKSON, containing 4 _ acres. The other being part of Lot No. 34 in the third division of said township, bounded by William ROSS, back line of township, Jesse FELL, Daniel GRIDLEY, containing 196 acres. Excepting out of the last, a tract of 8 acres sold to Silas JACKSON, described in the deed to heirs of JACKSON.
6 February 1824
The small pox, is spreading from Philadelphia to the surrounding country, and several cases have terminated fatally.
Statement of Receipts and Expenditures of Luzerne County for 1823.
The Democratic Republicans in Luzerne County are requested to meet at the Court-house in Wilkesbarre on Saturday the 14th inst., to select delegates to attend a Convention at Harrisburg on 4th of March next, to form an Electoral Ticket for President.
13 February 1824
Legislative Proceedings in the Senate:
Petition for the establishment of fairs, in Dundaff, Susquehanna County
Bill to alter the charter of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company
Petition for incorporation of St. Paul’s Church, in Columbia County.
Petitions for holding fairs in Luzerne County.
Petition for a law for the detection of horse thieves.
Act to incorporate the trustees of the proprietors of the township of Wilkesbarre.
Petition for a change of a balance of an appropriation for the Susquehanna River, to a certain road, from Wilkesbarre to Meansville.
Two remonstrances against granting $2000 to Berwick Academy.
Petitions for confirmation of a state road from Wilkesbarre bridge to Washington.
Remonstrance against a review of state road from Wilkesbarre to Northampton.
Married – In Kingston, on Thursday, the 5th inst., by Samuel THOMAS, Esq., John GORE Jr., to Miss Ruth SEARLES, both of Kingston.
Destructive Storm. For some time back we have been favored with remarkably mild and pleasant weather for the season – but on Wednesday last it began to rain, and the wind became very high. About eight o’clock, on Wednesday night it blew a complete Hurricane, leveling fences in every direction, unroofing and overthrowing barns and other buildings, blowing down chimnies, twisting off trees, &c. But the worse of all is, that the elegant Bridge over the Susquehanna River at this place is destroyed. It was _?_ from its foundation in a body, and hurled from the Piers on to the ice, and some of the timbers were even carried 30 or 40 rods. The piers, we understand are not much injured, but the Bridge is a complete wreck, most of the timbers being s—-vered to splinters, and rendered useless except for firewood.
The new Episcopal Church also received considerable damage, but to what extent we have not ascertained.
The loss sustained in the valley, including the Bridge is very great, not less we think than 50,000 dollars. (paper faded)
Estate of John BROWN, late of Pittston Township, request payments and demands. Wm. TOMPKINS, Administrator.
Estate of George NAGLE, late of Hanover Township, requests payments and demands. Christian NAGLE, Administrator.
20 February 1824
Report of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company.
Married – At Eaton, on Tuesday the 3rd inst., by Alvah C. PHILLIPS, Esq., William C. JOHNSON, Jr., of Kingston, to Miss Sarah, daughter of Jesse LEE, of Eaton.
Married – At Kingston, on Thursday the 12th inst., by Rev. BIDLACK, Charles H. WELLES, formerly of Hartford, Conn., to Miss Sarah, daughter of Fisher GAY, of Kingston.
Public Meeting of the Democratic Republicans held at the courthouse in Wilkesbarre on 17th February, Col. Harris JENKINS, appointed chairman and John P. BABB, secretary.
Delegates to represent the district of Luzerne and Susquehanna: Samuel THOMAS, Esq., Jacob
DRUMHELLER, Esq., and Jabez HYDE, jr., Esq.
Committed to draft resolutions: George DENISON, Esq., Gould PHINNEY, George M.
HOLLENBACK, J. P. BABB and John SMITH
Notice. Is hereby given to all persons whom it may concern, that I have put sundry Notes and claims into the hands of O. COLLINS, Esq., for speedy collection; the avails to be applied in payments at the Bank. Those interested, by calling upon him, will supersede the necessity of his calling upon them. Asa C. WHITENY, Wilkesbarre
Take Notice. Whereas Conrad KREIDER the younger, of Allen Township, Northampton County, merchant, on the 4th November last, executed an assignment to Conrad KREIDER the elder, of same, and whereas Conrad the elder, and his wife Elizabeth, on the 7th of same month executed a Deed of Assignment to the subscribers in trust, which the Assignments have been recorded in the proper office in Luzerne County. Notice is therefore given to all persons in Luzerne County, who are indebted to either Conrad KREIDER the younger or Conrad KREIDER the elder, to pay of their respective demands against them, within the space of four weeks, otherwise their accounts will be put into proper hands for collection, and all persons having any legal demands against Conrad KREIDER the elder, are requested to leave the same with Jacob CIST. at Wilkesbarre, who is duly authorized to receive all debts due to the said C. KREIDER the younger and C. KREIDER the elder. Owen RICE, Jefferson K. HECKMAN.
Notice. All persons indebted to the Subscriber for Fees are required to make immediate payment. Every one concerned who does not attend to the requisition of this notice may expect to be sued. C. BUTLER, Late Register & Recorder.
27 February 1824
Pay Up Your Debts/ The continued ill health of the editor of this paper renders it necessary that he should undertake a Journey, and perhaps a voyage to sea, with a hope to a Recovery. He owes some debts which must be paid, and it will require a considerable sum to defray his expenses while absent. He once more, in this was, requests those indebted to him to make payment between now and the April Court. To those who shall remain alike deaf to Justice and Humanity and refuse attention to the present call, no apology will hereafter be considered necessary if we study our own convenience and exact payments with costs. Those indebted to me for Fees in the Prothonotary’s, Register’s or Recorder’s offices, are also desired to make payment.
The ravages of the late storm appear to have been extensive, and much damage has been sustained on the Seaboard, and in the Eastern States severally.
For Sale or To Let. That large and commodious Dwelling House, pleasantly situated near the Corner of Centre and New Streets, in the Borough of Wilkesbarre, now in the tenure of Ralph PETERS, Esq. The Lot is 222 _ on Centre Street by 120 feet on New Street, on which are erected a store and office, adjoining a Carriage Makers Shop, Barn, &c. Apply to Joshua LONGSTRETH, Philadelphia or Joseph SINTON, Wilkesbarre.
5 March 1824
Revolutionary Pensioners. The amount of pay to Revolutionary pensioners from Sept. 4, 1820 to Sept. 4, 1821 was $1,673,266.55. From Sept. 4 1821 to Sept. 4, 1822 was $1,453,229.16 and from September 4th 1822 to Sept. 1823 was $1,339,178.20. On the list of pensioners is one Woman , the celebrated Deborah GANNET, now the mother of a family who served three years in the revolutionary was as a soldier in the Massachusetts line, by the name of Robert SHURTLEFF.
Married – At Northmoreland, on Monday the 25th ult. by Orange FULLER, Esq. Isaac JONES, of Exeter, to Miss Martha COLEMAN, of the former place.
Died – Suddenly on Wednesday last, at his residence in this borough, Lord BUTLER, Esq., in the 63rd year of his age.
There has been a great freshet in Connecticut River and many bridges have been swept away.
Melancholy Occurrence. On Tuesday the 10th inst., as two children, aged about 8 years (one son of Cornelius El PRICE, the other son of John MARSH, residing with his grandmother, Mrs. Ginnet MARSH, in this place), were returning from an errand, one of them ventured upon the ice on the mill pond, which was too weak to support him, and he fell in; the other ventured to his assistance shared the same fate, and both were drowned. Means were used to resuscitate them, but to no purpose. An awful warning to thoughtless boys. Rahway Advocate
Trial For Murder. A mulatto man, Nathaniel CURTIS, was lately tried at Hartford, Ct., for the murder of George FLETCHER, a black. A verdict of manslaughter, and the prisoner sentenced to pay a fine of $500, and to be imprisoned three years in Newgate.
Members of the Washington Greys are requested to meet at the house of Naphtali HURLBUT, Kingston, on Saturday, 13th inst., on business of importance. William S. ROSS, Capt.
Easton & Wilkesbarre Turnpike Dividend was declared on the 2nd inst. of One Dollar, Seventy-five Cents, on each share of the Capital Stock. The Stockholders resident in Luzerne and Bradford, will call at the Treasurer’s office, Wlkesbarre, where the amount of said dividend will be paid. Steuben BUTLER, Treasurer.
12 March 1824
Notice. Whereas my wife, Amanda, has left my bed and board, without any just cause or provocation. I do hereby forbid all persons harboring or trusting her on my account as I will pay no debts of her contracting after this date. Benjamin MOSS, Union.
Concert of Sacred Music. Mr. EDSON will conduct a Musical Performance in the Presbyterian Meeting House, on Monday evening the 22nd inst. to commence at half past 6 o’clock. A number of common Tunes will be sung, together with Solos, Duets and Choruses.
If the gentleman who sent us an account of a marriage in Huntington will take the trouble to inform us the name of the Lady married, we will attend to his communication.
Freshet on the Lehigh, on Friday the 27th ult.
Legislature of Pennsylvania – Senate:
Petition and documents from Christian MARKLE, an old soldier, for relief.
Married – ON the 4th inst., by James STARK, Esq., John KENNEDY, of Wilkesbarre, to Miss Mary CAMPBELL, of Pittston.
19 March 1824
Married – At Westchester, Pa., on the 3rd inst., by the Rev. HODGSON, Dr. Isaac THOMAS to Miss Ann Charlton MINER, daughter of Charles MINER.
Died – At Easton, on Monday evening, the 1st of March, Henry A. HUTTER, one of the proprietors of the Easton Centinel, in the 24th year of his age, a victim of intense application to a business unusually unfriendly to health and comfort.
To Blacksmiths. A Good workman, who is of steady habits, and capable of conducting the business of a shop, is wanted about twenty miles from Wilkesbarre. A man without a family would be preferred. Apply to the Printer.
26 March 1824
Married – At Owego, N. Y. on the 11th inst., by the Rev. LOMBEART, John ROSET. Merchant of Philadelphia, to Miss Mary Ann, daughter of the late General John LANNING, of the former place.
Died – In this town, on Sunday morning the 21st inst., Joseph M’COY, Esq., aged 33. He had resided in Philadelphia, where he was chosen a representative to the State Legislature. He was a Cashier of the Branch Bank of the Philadelphia Bank at Wilkes-barre, in 1818, and moved into the country for the benefit of his health. On the Tuesday following, his remains, attended by his masonic brethren and a large concourse of citizens were deposited in St. Stephen’s Church Yard.
Millinery. Nancy S. DRAKE has just returned from the City with a handsome assortment of Leghorn, Straw & Silk Bonnets, Parasols, Combs, &c.
To My Creditors – Take Notice, that the subscribers have applied to the Judges of the court of Common Pleas of Luzerne for the benefit of Insolvent Laws, and they have appointed the first Monday in April next for the purpose of hearing us and our creditors, at the Court House in Wilkesbarre. John Adam WINTER, John M’QUOWN, John LUTS, Jesse CRISMAN
The Well Bred Horse, Young Messenger, will stand for service this season, from the first of April until the first of August, five dollars for insurance: No Colt, No Pay. Robert MINER, Wrightsville.
2 April 1824
A great flood has taken place at Pittsburgh, Penn, caused by the melting of the snow.
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Married – On Wednesday, the 24th inst., by Alfred HINE, Esq., John MOLLISON to Miss Margaret PHOENIX, both of Tunkhannock.
Died – In this Borough, on the 28th ult., Mrs. Sylvina P., consort of Garrick MALLERY, Esq., and eldest daughter of Lord BUTLER, Esq., deceased, in the 31st year of her age. About 3 years since, her health was attacked with symptoms, ominous of a decay, but they terminated not in a confirmed consumption, until about for or five months since. She was a communicant of the Presbyterian Church. Her husband has lost one of the best of wives, her children, one of the kindest of mothers.
Died – In Plymouth, Huron Co., Ohio, on the 6th ult, Mrs. Mary WOOLLEY, aged 54, formerly of this borough.
The Legislature of Pennsylvania adjourned on Tuesday last. We learn that the bill granting aid to the Wilkes-barre Bridge has passed.
Job POWELL, of Mount Holly, N. J., has been committed to the jail of that place, on a coroner’s warrant, for the murder of Adam ENGER. The murderer and the deceased lived under the same roof; both of them had families, and both were habitual drunkards.
9 April 1824
Died – In this borough, on Monday last, an infant daughter of A. BEAUMONT, Esq.
Public Meeting of the friends of General Andrew JACKSON was held in the Court-house in Wilkesbarre on the evening of Tuesday the 6th April. Capt. John P. PABB (BABB) was appointed chairman and Isaac A. CHAPMAN, secretary.
Brigade Orders, the Militia and volunteers within the bounds of the 2nd Brigade, 8th Division, are to parade and train on the following days in May:
2nd Reg., commanded by John SNYDER, on Monday the 10th.
Volunteer Battalion, commanded by Major Christopher BOWMAN, on the 11th.
1st Battalion of 115th Reg., commanded by Col. Harris JENKINS, on the 12th.
2nd Battalion of same, on the 13th.
1st Battalion of 116th Regiment commanded by Col. Miles AVERY, on the 14th.
2nd Battalion of same, on the 15th.
2nd Battalion of the 76th Regiment, commanded by Col. Jeremiah BAKER, on the 17th
1st Battalion of the same, on the 18th.
2nd Battalion of the 70th, commanded by Col. Oliver B. BRUSH, on the 19th.
2nd Battalion of the same, on the 20th.
Samuel THOMAS, Inspector of the 2nd Brigade, 8th Division, P. M., Kingston.
Well Bred Horse, Paul Jones, will stand for service this season. Two dollars the single leap – four dollars and a bushel of oats, the season – insurance agreed upon. Z. & O. DEVENPORT, Plymouth.
All persons indebted to the Estate of Joseph ENGLER, , dec., are requested to meet the Administrator at the house of Jonathan HANCOCK, Wilkesbarre, on the 3rd May, for settlement. Those having demands against said estate are requested to present them on that day legally attested for settlement. John SHOBART, Elizabeth LEIDY, Admin’rs.
50 Barrels Mess and Prime Pork, For sale at the store of G. M. HOLLENBACK, & Co.
List of Letters Remaining in the Post Office at Wilkesbarre, April 1st:
Charles J. CHRISTAL
Wm. D. CARLISLE
E. B. DAWSON
Jacob J. DENNIS
Samuel S. FULLER
Mr. FOSTER (shoemaker)
Henry W. NORTHROP
Rev. John RHOADS
Jacob CIST, P. M.
List of Letters On Hand In the Post Office At Kingston, April 1st:
H. B. CROON
John B. CORDON
W. W. KERKENDOL
Elder G. LEWIS
Egbert R. MOTT
Jacob I. SHOEMAKER
Alexander E. SHAVER
Thomas BORBIDGE, P. M.
Wanted. A Farmer, To take care of a Farm in Bradford County, either on Shares or Wages – a young married man will have a preference. Enquire of the Printer.
16 April 1824
Execution of JOHNSON. The sentence of the law was executed upon John JOHNSON yesterday afternoon, for the murder of Mr. WHITE. Testimony from the trial listed. N. Y. National Advocate, April 3
Married – In this borough, on Tuesday evening last, by Rev. GILDERSLEEVE, S. Geo. DEETH to Miss Elizabeth OGDEN.
Died – In this borough, on Tuesday last, an infant child of Luther YARINGTON.
New Wholesale and Retail Store, of C. APPLETON, in Wilkesbarre, at the stand recently occupied by Mr. PHINNEY.
Adjourned Sale of Furniture. The Sale of the Household Goods of the late Joseph M’COY, Esq., is adjourned til Saturday next at nine o’clock in the forenoon. Jonathan BULKELEY, Sheriff.
Doctor E. L. BOYD, respectfully informs the citizens of Wilkesbarre and Kingston, that he attends to every operation of the Surgeon Dentist. and may be consulted at his room at Mr. HANCOCK’S Inn until the 24th inst.
Military Election will be held at the house of Col. BURGESS, Windham Township, on the 7th May to elect one Major to command the Volunteer Battalion composed of the following Companies, viz: Northmoreland Rifle Company commanded by Capt. Samuel PARRISH, the Windham Rifle Company commanded by Capt. Russel PARK and the Braintrim Rifle Company commanded by Capt. John STURDEVANT.
List of Letters ON Hand In the Post Office, Tunkhannock, April 1st:
Josiah G. MATHEWS
Michael WHALER &
John BUCKINGHAM, P. M.
23 April 1824
New Millinery, a few doors North-west of J. & J. SINTON’S Store. Eliza I. PERRY, Wilkesbarre.
Regimental Orders. The enrolled Militia of the 115th Regiment, P. M., will meet at:
1st Battalion, at house of Col. N. HURLBUT, Kingston, on the 12th, and courts of appeal on the 2nd Monday of June, at same, by Col. Henry BREES, Capt. John VAN BUSKIRK and Lieut. Morris CRAMMER.
2nd Battalion at the house of Mr. PORTER, on the Bank of the River, Wilkesbarre, on the 13th, and courts of appeal on the 2nd Monday of June next, at the same, by Capt. John BENEDICT, Capt. Jacob J. DENNIS and Lieut. William S. ROSS.
Harris JENKINS, Col.
Susquehanna Navigation. In the course of the last week, an immense quantity of lumber, flour, wheat, whiskey, stone coal, passed down the Susquehanna. The trade of this river is every year increasing, and in a degree exceeding the belief of any one who has not witnessed it. The coal mines o the north and west branches are becoming more important to the inhabitants down the river. Where timber is becoming scarce, the one supplies its place as fuel, the other is used by blacksmiths as char-coal. And these articles, as they have become more necessary, are furnished at less than half their former prices. As the trade of this river advances, it behoves the Legislature to be proportionately solicitous for the removal of the obstructions to its navigation, and to the canal companies to expedite their work. Harrisburg Chronicle
From Warren County we hear that an officer, with a posse, went lately to arrest on a charge of perjury, Jacob HOOK, a person well known there as a trader in lumber; the officer, in pushing open the door, fell into HOOK’S house; HOOK that instant discharged a rifle, by which one of the men behind the officer was severely wounded and another killed. HOOK was taken and carried to the Warren jail.
A society has lately been established in Danville, Columbia County, Pa., for the purpose of suppressing drunkenness. They have commenced operations, and sent two persons to jail at Danville, for that crime.
Orphans’ Court Sale to be held on Monday, 1st May next, being land of the estate of the late Conrad SHAFFER, in Wilkesbarre Township, bounded by lands of Frederick WAGGONER, George MILLER, township line, Benjamin CORTRIGHT and the Susquehanna River.
John N. CONYNGHAM, Attorney At Law, has removed his office from the Court House to the House lately occupied by the Philadelphia Bank in this Borough; where he will still attend to his professional duties. The business of the bank will also be conducted at the same place.
30 April 1823
PRATT’S Composition Rifle, For sharpening Scythes, Cutting Knives, &c. This Composition Rifle will be found the most useful, durable and cheap, for the Farmer’s use that ever has been invented for sharpening Scythes and Knives to Cutting Boxes, and various other instruments. The inventor warrants one of them to last one man a year to sharpen his Scythe. If they are found to be too rough at first for a new scythe, they may be ground lightly upon a grindstone. If it should get a little glazed over, it will easily wash off with soft soap and water. Retailed by all the Storekeepers in Wilkesbarre and its vicinity at the low price of 25 cents each. William PRATT, Wilkesbarre.
The Wyoming Guards will parade at the house of Naphtali HURLBUT, Kingston on Monday the 3rd of May next at 10 o’clock A. M. for Company drill and exercise, the election of non-commissioned officers, and to adopt rules and regulations for the Company. By order of Erastus HILL, Captain.
Died – In this Borough on Wednesday last, of the Whooping Cough, Sarah, daughter of Patrick GORMAN, aged about two years.
The Susquehanna Presbytery met in this place on Tuesday last. ON Wednesday Joseph H. JONES was duly ordained and set apart as a preacher of the Gospel of Christ, according to the forms and tenets of the Presbyterian Church.
Distressing. We have just learnt that Palmer RANSOM, of Plymouth, was killed yesterday, by a log rolling over him. We have no particulars.
Wilkesbarre [Wilkes-Barre] Bridge. We have heretofore cautioned the Susquehanna watermen against running foul of the Piers of the Wilkesbarre Bridge, and pointed out the way to avoid them. But this spring several Rafts and Arks have been seriously injured by being run against the Piers, in a manner which seems to be scarcely accountable. In some instances the hands have rowed with all their might to get on the piers, when if they had done nothing the current would have carried them past in safety. Avoid the danger by keeping close to the Wilkesbarre shore.
Fire Company. It is very desirable that the Fire Company should be reorganized without delay, as measures have been taken by the Town Council to procure the necessary Hose, Hooks, Ladders &c. to render the engine effectual. A meeting of the citizens is therefore requested at the Court House, on Saturday evening at 5 o’clock, to take the subject into consideration.
Assassination – On Monday night, 5th instant, James MC DERMONT, of Mifflin Township, Pa., was stabbed with a Spanish knife by a man by the name of MC CULLEY. MC CULLEY made his escape, but was arrested in Pittsburg, and committed for trial. The wound of Mr. MC DERMONT, proved fatal.
Homicide. A man by the name of HAMILTON was shot by Mr. THOMPSON in Centre County, Penn. on Thursday the 8th inst. The deceased had pursued Mr. THOMPSON with an ax, until the latter had become exhausted with fatigue, and entangled in a brush fence, so that any further retreat was impracticable. The inquest brought in a verdict of justifiable homicide.
Orphans’ Court Sale to be held on the 7th June next. One moiety or undivided half of part of Lot no. 33, river tier meadow lots in Plymouth, bounded by J. WRIGHT, Freeman THOMAS, road leading through Plymouth Flats, Jehiel FULLER, containing 6 acres. Also one undivided sixth part of house lot, adjoining Benjamin REYNOLDS, Stephen DEVENPORT, road leading over the mountain, road leading through Plymouth, containing one or two acres. Late estate of Aaron VAN LOON, deceased. George LANE, Administrator. [Note a second ad is identical but under the estate of Nicholas VAN LOON]
Regimental Orders of the 116th Pennsylvania Militia:
1st Battalion to meet at the house of Jeremiah CLARK, Abington, on the 14th. Courts of Appeal to
be held 14th June, at house of Russel CHAHOON, Abington, by Capt. Joseph CAMP, Philip HARMON, Lieut. Stephen MILLER.
2nd Battalion at the house of Jesse LEE, Eaton, on the 15th. Court of Appeal to be held same day,
at the house of Capt. David OSTERHOUT, Tunkhannock, by Capt. Laton ROBERTS, Lieut. Thomas HADLEY and Lieut. CYRUS H. AVERY.
7 May 1824
At Lyme, Conn., Mr. RATHBONE, aged 30, slipped from a stack of hay on the handle of a pitchfork, which entered his body 18 inches – he survived three days. Trent, True American
Mrs. Ann CARSON, relict of the late Capt. John CARSON, whose history is well known to our citizens, died in the Penitentiary on Tuesday morning, April 27, of typhus fever, aged 38 years. Phil’a. Pap.
Fire Company. At a meeting of a number of citizens of Wilkesbarre, held on May 1st, to take measures for the formation of a Fire Company, Ebenezer BOWMAN, Esq., was chosen Chairman and Samuel MAFFET appointed Secretary.
A Meeting Of the young men of Wilkesbarre and Kingston is requested at the house of Oliver HELMS’ on Saturday evening next, for the purpose of taking into consideration the expediency of forming a Volunteer Corps.
14 May 1824
Died – In Plymouth, on the 10th inst., Silas HARVEY, aged 26 years.
Died – Suddenly yesterday morning, Mrs. Elizabeth GRIDLEY, at the advanced age of 76. She has long been an inhabitant of this village. Though not a member of any visible church, she gave the most satisfactory evidence that she belonged to Christ’s spiritual body.
Harrisburg, May 4. Intelligencer
The quart of quarter sessions for Dauphin County, ended on Saturday, the 24th of April, after despatching considerable business. Among other things, Jeremiah BLANCHARD, of Luzerne County, was tried on two several indictments for passing counterfeit money on the Banks of Trenton, N. J. and Geneva, N. Y. Considerable interest was excited among the citizens of the Borough – and after a patient and tedious investigation, which occupied almost three days, the jury returned a verdict of not guilty, and that the prosecutors pay the costs. Messrs. ELDER, DOUGLASS, SHOCH and BALDWIN, for the defendant – Messrs. WOOD & FORSTER, for the commonwealth.
At a Court of common pleas, held last week in the Borough, in an action of slander, between John PERKEY and wife, plaintiffs, and Emanuel CASSELL, defendant, the jury gave a verdict in favor of the plaintiff, for $500. The case was of the most aggravated kind. We hope that in future it may serve as a bridle to the tongues of the evil disposed. His honor Judge FRANKS, delivered a very pertinent charge, Messrs. ELDER and SHOCH, were concerned for plaintiff, and George FISHER, Esq., for defendant.
Coach Making – Waggon Making and Blacksmithing by B. DRAKE & Co. Benj. DRAKE, Geo. FLAKE, A. O. CHAHOON.
21 May 1824
Wilkesbarre Bridge Law. To the act entitled “An act to authorise the Governor to incorporate a company for erecting a bridge over the Susquehanna, at the borough of Wilkesbarre, in the county of Luzerne. Calvin WADHAMS, George M. HOLLENBACK and Garrick MALLERY appointed commissioners. [Five Sections listed]
Delaware & Hudson Canal Surveying Engineers Report.
Woollen Manufactory. Wool Carding and Cloth Dressing. HOLGATE & BOND, Kingston.
Died – In this borough, on Saturday last, James, an infant son of James FOSTER.
Montrose, May 14. Robbery and Murder! We are informed that the lifeless body of Oliver HARPER, son of Judge HARPER, of Windsor, Broome County, N. Y. was picked up in the road, in Harmony Township, in this county on the evening of Tuesday last. The deceased has been down the river with lumber, and was on his return home, with money to a considerable amount, as is supposed, when this horrid act was committed. It is evident that the villain was fully determined upon accomplishing his hellish design, as two bullets were discharged at the unfortunate victim, one of which entered his head, the other passed through his hat just above it. It is to be hoped that prompt measures will be taken to detect the perpetrator of this attrocious deed. Republican
John WOOD, of Castleton, Staten Island, aged about 40 years, in a state of mental derangement, owing to a disappointment in a love affair, destroyed himself on the 4th inst., by taking a dose of arsenic.
Murder. A saddle and a horse, known to have belonged to Mr. DRYDEN, of Shawnee Town, Illinois, were found in Cyrpess Creek, which led to the supposition that the owner had been drowned. Fruitless search was made for the body, until two months after the event, when a party of men went to the late residence of Mr. DRYDEN, belonging to Martin FRAZER, whose tenant DRYDEN was, and the body was there found under the kitchen floor, the head cut and mashed in pieces. FRAZER attempted to escape, but was taken, as well as the wife of the deceased, and confined in chains to await their trial.
Citizen Volunteers, Attention! You will meet, in parade order, on Monday, the 24th inst. at 10 o’clock A. M. on the green, opposite Mr. PORTER’S Hotel, in complete uniform, for inspection. Particular attendance is requested, as the Company is to be organized on that day. By order of D. S. BARNUM, Capt. Commandant, J. P. DENNIS, O. S. Pro tem.
Days of Appeal on the levy of County Taxes for the year 1824, will be held in various townships from the 7th of June to the 15 June. Hezekiah PARSONS, Steuben BUTLER, Elisha S. POTTER, Comm’rs.
Wanted. By the first of June, six Journeymen Shoemakers – or more – four of whom must be used to men’s work, and two to women’s and morocco work. Liberal wages in cash shall be given when the work is done. Security given. None but first rate workmen need apply. Letters directed to the subscriber will be attended to. Joshua GREEN, Wilkesbarre.
28 May 1824
Education Law – An act to provide more effectually for the education of the poor gratis, and for laying the foundation of a general system of education throughout this commonwealth.
[17 Sections listed]
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Dr. Robert HONEYMAN, a physician of much reputation and learning, who died on the 21st ultimo, in Virginia, whither he emigrated from Scotland, in 1774, has left the following bequest in his will, dated in 1821: “I also give and bequeath to my son, a human rib, which will be found in a small trunk in my chest, with my earnest request that he will keep the said rib. (which is of James the Fifth King of Scotland) and transmit it carefully to his descendants.”
Managers of the Susquehanna and Waterford Turnpike: John IRWIN, Alexander M’CALMONT and John P. DAVIS.
Estate of Joseph M’COY, late of the Borough of Wilkesbarre, request payments and demands. John N. CONYNGHAM, Administrator.
Strayed Away From the Subscriber, a dark sorrel mare. Shadrach AUSTIN, Union.
4 June 1824
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New Map of Luzerne County has just been published by I. A. CHAPMAN and S. B. BEETLE.
New Jersey Paper – Hannah Ann, aged 4 years and Emeline, 2 years, daughters and only children of Joseph D. PEDDRICK, of Woodbury, died on Wednesday the 19th ult. in consequence of their mother administering to them a dose of powdered arsenic, thinking it to be magnesia. On ascertaining the mistake medical assistance was immediately obtained – their stomachs evacuated by means of the stomach pump, and thoroughly rinsed of their contents, by which means a great proportion of the poison was extracted, but all of no avail. The eldest survived but eight and the youngest forty-eight hours. Will those who have charge of children never learn caution?
Those indebted to COVELL and CLARK, whose accounts have been assigned to the subscriber, are respectfully requested to settle the same with his agent, Eleazer CAREY, by the first opportunity. Wm. P. CLARK, Wlkesbarre.
1200 lbs. Best Spanish Sole Leather for sale. C. APPLETON, Wilkesbarre.
Land For Sale. The Subscriber having laid out a number of lots in the township of Union, on the main road leading from the Susquehanna river to Huntington, will expose them to sale at public vendue, on Thursday, July 8th. 20 acres will be divided into lots of a half acre each. The object in view is to form a village, to be called New Holland. The land is all cleared, and of a good quality. Thomas BENSCOTER, Union.
Notice Is Hereby Given, That the Commissioners appointed by the Legislatures of Pennsylvania and Maryland, for the improvement of the navigation of the river Susquehanna from Columbia to tide, will offer for sale to the lowest bidder, on the 25th June next, the several sections requiring improvement, commencing at the town of Columbia and proceeding down the river from day to day, until the whole is disposed of, or so much thereof, as the commissioners may deem proper. The improvements required to be executed will be designated on the day of the Sale.
11 June 1824
Northern Expedition to the North Pole by Capt. PARRY.
Notice to Bridge Builders. The Commissioners will attend at the South Branch of Tunkhannock Creek, near the Cotton factory, at the place where the appropriation is made towards rebuilding the bridge over the South Branch, on Tuesday the 29th June inst., at 10 o’clock before noon, to contract for the rebuilding said Bridge, at which time and place the Supervisors of Abington and Nicholson, and others concerned, are requested to attend.
18 June 1824
Died – In this town, on Monday last, after a short but severe illness, Miss Elizabeth, daughter of Jonathan HARNED, of Union Township, in the 20th year of her age. On the day of her death she was apparently much better, but was suddenly seized with the most excruciating pain, and in a few minutes breathed her last. The corpse was conveyed to Union and buried on Tuesday, attended by a large concourse of sympathising friends and acquaintances.
Died – At Allentown, Lehigh County, on the 7th inst., Jonas HARTZELL, Esq., aged 83 years, one of the Associate Judges of that county.
Died – ON the 20th ult., at his residence in Richland Township, Venango County, Thomas R. PETERS, Esq., eldest so of the Hon. Richard PETERS, of Philadelphia and brother of Ralph PETERS, Esq., of Wilkesbarre.
Died – Suddenly at New York, on the 2nd inst. Capt. Samuel EVANS of the U. S. Navy.
Died – At South Amboy, Capt. Jacob LEWIS, of the U. S. Navy, aged about 60 years.
Died – At Marietta, Ohio, on the 1st May, the celebrated revolutionary patriot, Gen. Rufus PUTNAM, aged 86 years.
Appointments by the Surveyor General as Deputies:
Bradford – Eliphalet MASON
Columbia – Joseph PRUTZMAN
Luzerne – John BENNET
Susquehanna – Jos. Warren GURNSEY
25 June 1824
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Died – In Windham, on Tuesday last, Reuben FASSET, a respectable inhabitant of that place.
Died – in Providence on the same day, Holden TRIPP, after a long and severe illness.
Appointment by the Governor: Dr. Alexander C. PHELPS to be Justice of the Peace for Clifford Township, Susquehanna County.
Fatal Accident. A party of four gentlemen, near Newburgh, Orange County, N. Y. were on a shooting excursion a day or two since, when the gun of one accidentally went off and the contents entered the body of Drake SEYMOUR, Esq., who expired shortly afterward.
2 July 1824 (paper very wrinkled and torn)
Unsettled Accounts. Those indebted to COVELL and CLARK, whose accounts have been assigned to the subscriber, are respectfully requested to settle the same with his agent, Eleazer CAREY, in Wilkesbarre, at the first opportunity. Wm. P. CLARK.
Hail Storm. On Sunday afternoon last, about 4 o’clock, a very severe storm of hail was experiences in the lower part of Hanover and Newport, which did very serious injury to the Grain growing in the field, to the fruit and other trees, and broke a great number of panes of Glass.
On Saturday the 12th inst., a man was picked up in a lifeless state, near Conogoguinet Creek, Cumberland County, supposed to have been killed with lightning the Tuesday preceding. The From papers found on him, it is supposed his name was John RILEY.
On the 5th inst., Benjamin WELLS, a cooper, was killed by lightning as he was preparing staves under a tree in Sugar Loaf, Orange County, N. Y. The only wound perceptible, was a little broken skin on the breast.
Married – At New York, on Tuesday the 22nd ult., by Rev. HARGROVE, of Baltimore, Rev. Manning B. ROCHE, of Philad’a. to Miss Sarah, eldest daughter of Henry HOWARD, on New York.
Married – In this town, on Sunday evening last, by Rosewell WELLES, Esq., Joseph MATTHEWS to Mrs. Lydia CURTS, all of Wilkesbarre.
Died – In this borough, on Tuesday last, Abel YARRINGTON, aged about 84 years. The deceased was among the first settlers of Luzerne County, and has ever sustained the reputation of an honest man.
Died – In Sunbury Township, Delaware County, Ohio, on the 3rd May last, Mrs. Mary WRIGHT, widow of the late Thomas WRIGHT, Esq., of this place, aged about 45 years. She sustained her illness with christian fortitude – dying in the firm belief of being saved through the merits of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Died – At Baltimore, on the 19t ult. after a long and tedious illness, William RIPPLE, formerly of this place.
Attention! Citizen Volunteers, You will meet in parade order, on Monday, July 5th, at 8 o’clock, A. M. on the Green in front of O. PORTER’S Inn. By order, D. S. BARNUM, Capt. M. LYON, O. S. Ammunition for the day will be distributed on parade.
Joseph P. DENNIS, Coppersmith and Tin Ware Manufacturer., Wilkesbarre.
Estate of John A. LEOB, late of Newport Township, dec’d, requests payments and demands. Susanna LEON, Chrales J. CHRISTEL, Adm’rs.
Valuable Real Estate. By virtue of the last Will and Testament of Thomas WRIGHT, late of Luzerne County, will be sold at Pubic Vendue on 10th August next. Tavern Stand and Farm of 145 acres of Land in Pittston Twp. The buildings are a house, barn , sheds, &c. The Lackawanna River passes through the place, now occupied by Arthur LEPPER. Asher MINER, Executor.
Register’s Notice. The estate of George JEWETT, late of Tunkhannock, has been filed by Charles JEWETT, administrator. The estate of David MORHOUSE, late of Tunkhannock Township, has been filed by Henry ROBERTS, executor. The estate of Edward T. GOODRICH, late of Eaton Township, has been filed by Henry ROBERTS, administrator.
The Stockholders and Creditors of the Wilkesbarre Bridge Company are requested to meet at the Court House in Wilkesbarre on the 10th July at 2 o’clock, upon the important business of rebuilding the bridge across the Susquehanna River. Calvin WADHAMS, George M. HOLLENBACK, Garrick MALLERY.
9 July 1824 Paper Missing
16 July 1824 Paper Missing
23 July 1824
Biography of John DUDLEY, of Deerfield, Capt. in the militia.
Notice. That J. CIST has put sundry Notes and Judgments into the hands of the subscriber for speedy collection. O. COLLINS, Attorney at Law, Wilkesbarre.
Wilkesbarre Academy will commence on Monday the 9th of August. Milton P. ORTON, has been employed as principal.
Wyoming Guards. Attention! You are directed to meet at the house of Col. Harris JENKINS in New Troy, on Saturday, 7th August equipt for drill and exercise, with Caps, Plates and Feathers and 24 Blank Cartridges, to each man. E. HILL, Capt., Jno. SMITH, O. S.
List of Letters Remaining in the Post Office at Tunkhannock, July 1st:
Cornelius P. LOTT
John WILSON, jr.
M. SLOCUM, P. M.
List of Letters Remaining in the Post Office at Wilkesbarre, July 1st:
Avery W. BAILEY
G. W. DICK
James P. DENNIS
Wm. P. A. GODDARD
James E. LAY
W. F. MORELY
Mary A. SIMON
John VAN FLEET
Charles H. WELLS
Mary M. WILSON
Hendrick B. WRIGHT
J. CIST, P. M.
List of Letters Remaining in the Post Office at Kingston, July 1st:
Aaron VAN CAMP
Elizabeth VAN BUSKIRK
Th. BORBRIDGE, P. M.
30 July 1824
Public Vendue. to be sold at the Court House on 21st August, a Farm in Hanover Township, containing 63 acres, All Cleared with house, barn, Spring house &C. Thomas SIVETER, Hanover.
Died – In Exeter, on Monday the 19th inst., James SUTTON, Esq., aged 80 years. The deceased was among the first settlers of this country, and at the time of the disturbances with the Indians he rendered himself highly useful to his fellow countrymen.
For Sale. Pursuant to the last Will of Silas JACKSON, deceased, on Saturday the 14th August next a farm in Newport Township, bounded by Michael GRUVER and William JACKSON, consisting of Lot No. 15 and half of Lot No. 16 in the first tier, containing about 82 acres with half of a Grist Mill, held in partnership with William JACKSON, dwelling house and barn. Also, the half of Lot No. 2 in the 3rd division, containing 150 acres. Also, a lot of 2 acres near the borough line of Wilkesbarre, adjoining lands of Garrick MALLERY and William ROSS. Also, half an acre, being part of Lot No. 58, in the town of Spencerville, adjoining Jacob FISHER in Hanover Township. Elizabeth DYER, late Elizabeth JACKSON, Charles MINER, Joseph SINTON, Executors. July 30.
6 August 1824
Married – At Pittston, by Deodat SMITH, Esq., on the 14th June, Rufus CLARKE, of Litchfield, Conn., to Miss Harriet BRAZIE, of New York.
Married – At the same place by Alva C. PHILLIPS, Esq., Wm. GOODWIN, of Kingston, to Miss Almeda CLARKE, of Litchfield, Conn.
Died – At Belvidere, N. J. on the 11th July, Doct. Samuel W. FELL, aged 36 years, son of Jesse FELL, Esq., of this town.
Died – In this borough, on the 5th inst., Dennis LYMAN, aged 26, formerly of Berkshire, Tioga Co., N. Y., late clerk to LYMAN & BLAIR, of Homer, N. Y.
Public Meeting of the Democratic Republican Citizens of Luzerne County, at the Court House in Wilkesbarre, on 3rd August, Elisha S. POTTER, Esq., was appointed Chairman and Isaac A. CHAPMAN, Secretary. To nominate committees of vigilance for each township:
Sugar Loaf: Philip WOODRING, Richard ALLEN
Nescopeck: John BUSS, Esq., John BITTENBENDER
Salem: Sebastian SYBERT, Esq., John CLINETOP
Huntington: Charles BARRET, Jonathan WESTOVER
Union: Philip SERVER, Lott SEARCH
Dallas: Abraham HONNEYWELL, Alexander FERGUSON
Plymouth: Ziba DAVENPORT, Dr. Ebenezer CHAMBERLIN
Kingston: Joseph TUTTLE, William SWETLAND
Exeter: Isaac HARDING, James JENKINS
Northmoreland: Sherman LOMIS, Josiah ROGERS
Eaton: Forbes LEE, Benjamin JENKINS
Windham: Jasper FASSET, Ambrose GAREY
Braintrim: Nicholas OVERFIELD, Ezekiel MOWREY
Tunkhannock: David SHAW, Luman FERRY
Nicholson: Nathan BACON, William FELTON
Falls: Miles AVERY, Isaac POST
Abington: Dr. Henry GREEN, Ezra WALL
Greenfield: Samuel CALLENDER, Peter TINKLEPAUGH
Blakeley: Elisha S. POTTER, William KNAPP
Providence: Gilbert DUNNING, Henry CHAMPIN
Pittston: Ebenezer MARCY, John DILLS, Jr.
Wilkesbarre: Daniel COLLINGS, George W. WILLIAMS
Covington: John SAX, Charles TERWILLAGHER
Hanover: Isaac HARTZELL, Jacob ANDRESS
Newport: Jacob ROMBACH, Michael GROVER
Standing Committee: William APPLE, Benjamin PERRY, Isaac HART
Arkansas Military Bounty Lands.
13 August 1824
Married – At Wyalusing, on Thursday the 5th inst., by the Rev. Elisha BIBBINS, Edward L. PAINE, of Hop Bottom, to Miss Helena ROSS, daughter of Jesse ROSS, of Wyalusing.
John ZIMMERMAN, was tried on July 30th in the Court of Oyer and Terminer, Schuylkill County for the murder of his daughter. The jury found him guilty of murder in the first degree. Sentence was to be hung.
The estate of Isaac OSTERHOUT, late of Tunkhannock, requests payments and demands. Naphtali HURLBUT and Alfred HINE, Administrators, Tunkhannock.
Wanted Immediately – A Journey man Chair-maker, to whom will be given the Easton prices, and constant employ. One who can ornament will be prefered. L. N. KETCHEM, Wilkesbarre.
20 August 1824
House-breaking And Robbery. Whereas my Dwelling-house, in New Troy, Kingston, was broken into on the night of the 18th inst., and robbed of silver watch, pocket book, notes, checks, clothing, silver tea spoons, etc. I hereby offer a reward of Ten Dollars for the first information that may lead to the recovery of said property, or Twenty Dollars for the recovery and apprehension of the Thief, on conviction. John ALMONT.
Dissolution of Partnership by Thomas BORBRIDGE and John DONLEY, under the firm of BORBRIDGE & DONLEY is this day dissolved by consent. Aug. 17th, Kingston.
27 August 1824
A child of Mr. STEWART, of Mifflin Co., Pa., about 4 years of age, strayed from home on the 9th inst. and was not found until 10 days after when it was discovered at the door of a dwelling house in the neighborhood, faint and weak, having subsisted all the time, it is supposed, upon berries.
Married – On Wednesday evening the 18th, inst., by Peter WINTER, Esq., Ishmael BENNET, aged 67, to Miss Amanda BELCHER, aged 17, both of Pittston.
Died – A Patriot gone. At Harrington, Montgomery Co., on the 6th inst., the venerable and much respected Charles THOMPSON, the esteemed Secretary of Congress during the late war.
Notice. John WARNER, the hatter, has made over to us some Notes and Book Accounts, for which we wish to realize Cash as soon as my be; we hope this notice will prevent a more unpleasant step. AUHAEUSER & GILDERSLEEVE, Wilkesbarre.
To My Creditors – Take Notice, that the subscribers have applied to the Judges of the court of Common Pleas of Luzerne for the benefit of Insolvent Laws, and they have appointed the last Saturday in September next for the purpose of hearing us and our creditors, at the Court House in Wilkesbarre. Isaac WILSON, Charles KECK, Stephen SCOTT, John CARKHUFF, John HARTMAN, Stephen KINGSBURY, Jacob VAN ORMAN
3 September 1824
Sentence on John ZIMMERMAN, for killing his daughter, Rosina, in Schuylkill County, for presuming to marry one whom she loved against his will. He was found guilty in the first degree and was taken to the Schuylkill County jail. To be hung by the neck until he is dead.
Died – On Wednesday last, very suddenly at his residence in Unity Township, James MONTGOMERY. Greensburgh Pa., Aug. 20. [Note – see October 15th – he is alive!]
Married – In Hanover Township, on Sunday last, by Peter WNTER, Esq., Thomas HESS, of Pittston, to Miss Phebe, daughter of James WRIGHT, of Hanover.
Died – In Kingston, on Tuesday last, Daniel HOYT, at an advanced age.
Died – In Sunbury, Ohio, on the 28th July last, William MYERS, aged 36 years, son of Philip MYERS.
Caution. All Persons are hereby cautioned against purchasing both or either of the two notes given and signed by me to Ziba DAVENPROT, dated Aug. 18, 1824 – as I have just and equitable claims against said notes. Said notes are due one year from their date. Ebenezer CHAMBERLIN, Plymouth.
10 September 1824
Published by MAFFET & LEWIS
Friday Morning at Wilkesbarre, Pa
A meeting of democratic republican delegates of several townships of Susquehanna County convened at the courthouse in Montrose on 30th August. Philo BOSTWICK, Esq., was called to the chair and William JESSUP appointed Sec. Standing Committee: Philander STEPHENS, Samuel WARNER and William JESSUP.
The Democratic Republicans of Luzerne and Columbia Counties will meet at the house of Dr. Samuel HEADLEY, Berwick on on Sept. 20th go agree upon a candidate for Senator. Isaac HART, Benjamin PERRY and William APPLE, Standing Committee.
The Democratic Conferees of the several Counties in the 9th Congressional District, to fix upon a ticket to be supported at the ensuing election for members of Congress, will meet at Bloomsburg on the third Tuesday of September.
Independent Republicans will meet at their respective townships at the usual place on Sept. 11th and choose two delegates to represent each township, and who will meet on the 14th at the Court House in Wilkesbarre for the purpose of forming a ticket for county officers.
Democratic Delegate Meeting for different townships in Luzerne County, convened at the house of Philip MYERS, Kingston on 8th Sept. The Hon. David SCOTT was chosen Chairman and Isaac A. CHAPMAN, Sec’ry. To support: For Assembly – George M. HOLLENBACK and Jacob DRUMHELLER, Jun. For Commissioner – Deodat SMITH, Esq. For Auditor – Philip MYERS. Erastus HILL and Isaac A. CHAPMAN to be delegates from Luzerne County to meet at Bloomsburg on the 21st September.
Masonic Notice. The Members of Lodge No. 61 at Wilkesbarre, are requested to meet at the Lodge Room, on Monday the 20th inst. at 6 o’clock P. M. Samuel MAFFET, Sec’y P. T.
Notice – Whereas My wife Mary has left my bed and board, without any just cause or provocation – and utterly refuses to live with me – I Do hereby Caution all persons against harboring or trusting her on my account, as I am determined to pay no debts of her contracting after this date. Joseph CUMMINS, Hanover.
Mail Stage. Alteration in the Mail Coaches. The Mail Coach for the future will leave Wilkesbarre every Thursday and Sunday morning, and arrive at 3 o’clock the same day, at Northumberland. Returning will leave Northumberland on Monday and Friday mornings, at 3 o’clock, and arrive the same evening at Wilkesbarre. Proprietors.
Farm for sale in Newport Township, containing 156 acres. John STIVERS, Newport.
General Election will be held the 11th October next.
New Goods at the store of Abraham THOMAS, Public Square, Wilkesbarre.
Joseph D. DENNIS, Coppersmith And Tin Ware Manufacturer. Wilkesbarre, at the shop formerly occupied by Gould PHINNEY, one door north of O. HELME’S Tavern (formerly A. PARRISH’S).
Watch-Making. S. D. BETTLE, Franklin Street.
17 September 1824
Delegate Meeting at the house of Philip MYERS on 8th September. David SCOTT was chosen Chairman and Isaac A. CHAPMAN, Sec’ry. Recommended:
For Assembly: George M. HOLLENBACK, Jacob DRUMHELLER, Jun.
Commissioner: Deodat SMITH, Esq.
Auditor: Philip MYERS
Committee to go to Bloomsburg on 21st September: Erastus HILL and Isaac A. CHAPMAN
Independent Republican Ticket:
For Assembly: Cornelius CORTRIGHT, Esq., Jarius HARRISON
Commissioner: Samuel JAMESON, Esq.
Auditor: Benjamin DORRANCE
Senator: Nathan BEACH, Esq.
Married – At Covington, on the 7th inst., Richard DRINKER to Miss Lydia WRAGG.
Married – In this town on 5th inst. by Thomas DYER, Esq., John SOX, to Miss Rebecca PARRISH.
Married – At Kingston, on the 14th inst., by the Rev. GILDERSLEEVE, James C. HELMES, to Miss Christiana CARPENTER.
Married – At Lowry Town on the Lehigh, on the evening of the 12th inst. by John PRYOR, Esq., Elijah RICHARDS, of Hanover, to Miss Louisa WHEELER, of the former place.
Murder. An Indian by the name of Robert DOUGLASS, has been taken and committed to jail in Bath, for the murder of Samuel IVES, in Troupsburgh, N. Y.
Trial for Murder. Commonwealth vs Jason TREADWELL, for the murder of Oliver HARPER, in May last. The Jury brought in a verdict of Guilty. He was taken back to the jail, to be the place of execution where he will be hung by the neck until dead.
A Camp Meeting held on Spring Brook, near the house of Benjamin KNAPP, in Pittston, to commence on the 30th inst. Deodat SMITH, Ebenezer MARCY, John P. BABB, Committee of Arrangement.
Estray. Broke into the enclosure of the Subscriber about the middle of August, a red steer. Oliver PETTEBONE, Kingston.
Notice. All persons indebted to the Subscriber are informed that she intends going to Philadelphia in about two weeks, for the purpose of purchasing Goods, and respectfully request all those against whom she had accounts, to make payment before that time. Nancy DRAKE, Wilkesbarre.
The Wyoming Volunteer Battalion composed of the companies commanded by Capts. HALL, BAR___, BOGARDUS and MYERS, will parade on the Green in front of Maj. PORTER’S in Wilkesbarre on Saturday the 25th at 11 o’clock, armed and equipped for Military duty and inspection. J. L. BUTLER, Major.
24 September 1824
Death Warrant of John ZIMMERMAN has been signed by the governor and will take place on September 30th at Orwigsburg.
Married – On Thursday the 26th day of August, by the Rev. Elias DODSON, William GRANAHAN, of Columbia County, to Miss Mary DILDINE, of Huntington, Luzerne County.
Married – On Tuesday the 31st August by Abiel FELLOWS, Esq., William KOONS to Miss Sally FULLER, all of Huntington, Luzerne County.
Died – At his father’s residence, in Salem, on the 4th inst., Stephen BEACH, aged 35 years.
25 dolls. Reward. Stolen from the Subscriber, at Homer, Courtland County, N. Y., a white Mare and Waggon by two young men – one named SMITH and the other Samuel M’NEIL, alias Wm. M’NEIL [MCNEIL]. Almon KENDALL.
Valuable Property for Sale in Hanover Township, a mall farm of about 42 acres, with Grist Mill and Carding Machine, with a good scite for a Fulling Mill, a dwelling house, barn, orchard. Also a good scite for a Distillery and Stone Coal in abundance close to the mill door. George BEHEE.
1 October 1824
Statement of Accounts of the borough of Wilkesbarre, ending May 1824.
50 dolls Reward. Whereas it is supposed that a certain George BROWN, a drover, from Westmoreland County, Pa. has been robbed and murdered in this vicinity, and his body secreted, the above reward will be paid for the discovery of said BROWN, who has been missing since the 1st of April last. George LOUCKS, Spring Garden Township, York County, Pa.
Tayloring Business, Caleb HOYT, Plymouth.
List of Letters remaining in the Post Office, Wilkesbarre, October 1st:
Samuel B. CHAPMAN
John M. COLE
Mary Ann DECKER
Nancy J. DRAKE
Griffith M. ELDRIDGE
Miss Phebe HANDSOME
Jehoida P. JOHNSON
Wm. C. JOHNSON
Wm. W. KIKENDALL
Jno. A. LEOB
Nancy B. PURPLE
Jno. J. ROGERS
James T. SMITH
Mr. WRENCH, sen.
Jacob CIST, P. M.
Sheriff’s Sales to be held 30th October at the Court House in Wilkesbarre:
1) Land in Salem Township. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of the Philadelphia Bank against Benjamin DOAN and Honteter SYBERT.
2) Land in Hanover Township. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of the Philadelphia Bank against John LINES, Adam LABACH and Conrad LINES.
3) Land in Salem Township. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of the Philadelphia Bank against Honteter SYBERT and Jesse HICKS.
4) Land in Exeter Township, bounded by lands of Henry KERN and _(blank)_ BATES. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of the Philadelphia Bank against Benjamin JENKINS, Thomas JENKINS, Harris JENKINS and John SMITH
5) Land in Kingston Township. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of the Philadelphia Bank against Andrew BENNET, William CHURCH and John SMITH.
6) Land in Greenfield Township. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of the Philadelphia Bank against Elijah SHOEMAKER and John BENEDICT.
7) Land in Dallas Township. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of John M’CAULEY against Nathaniel WORDEN and John LINES.
8) Land in Salem Township. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of the Philadelphia Bank against Nicholas SYBERT and Bernard SYBERT.
Sheriff’s Sale to be held 23rd October at the Court House in Wilkesbarre:
Land in Borough of Wilkesbarre. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Benjamin R. MORGAN, Assignee of George EDDY, to the us of Hannah THORNBOROUGH and Elizabeth DICKENSON, against Rosewell WELLES, who survived Thomas WRIGHT.
Register’s Notice of estates filed:
Estate of Stephen FROST, late of Windham Township, filed by Daniel & Nathaniel C. FROST, Administrators
Estate of William STEWART, late of Greenfield Township, filed by Cynthia A. STEWART, Admin.
8 October 1824 (Paper not microfilmed)
Accidents – In Abington, Luz. Co. on Thursday the 16th September, several men had been engaged in cutting down trees, and set down to refresh themselves, when a tree which had been cut off and lodged, became loosed from its entanglement, and unfortunately fell upon Abner BATCHELOR, a boy aged about eleven years and instantly killed him.
In the same neighborhood on the 26th ult. while several men were engaged in falling a tree, supposed to contain a swarm of Bees, a limb stuck Richard CHAMBERS and killed him dead on the spot.
15 October 1824
ZIMMERMAN, the unfortunate man who was to have been hanged at Orwigsburg on Thursday last, for the murder of his daughter, has been reprieved for one month.
Narrow Escape. James MONTGOMERY, of Westmoreland Co., Pa., on the 18th ult, very suddenly died, to all appearances; he was cold, pulseless and no breath could be perceived for several hours. The first usual step towards the last offices were taken, and the printer had an obituary notice in type, when he received information that the man supposedly to be deceased had been restored to life. [See Sept. 3rd for death notice]
Wilkesbarre Academy examination of scholars will take place on 1st October inst.
Adjournment of Sheriff’s Sales till 23rd October.
Stockholders of the Wilkesbarre Bridge Company will meet for elections on first Monday of November.
List of Letters Remaining in the Post Office at Kingston, October 1st:
Aaron VAN CAMP
Susan E. WILSON
T. BORBRIDGE, P. M.
Rifle Battalion. 116th Regiment. The Members are requested to meet at the house of Joseph CARNEY, near the mouth of Mahoopeny Creek, in Windham Township on Tuesday the 19th inst. at 10 of the clock, in forenoon. Samuel PARRISH, Major.
Information Wanted. Jonathan HUNLOCK, the father of the subscriber, married a woman named _(no given name)_ LEE, at or near Stroudsburg, on the Delaware, by whom he had one child, a daughter Abigail. This daughter married a man named Daniel WHEELER, by whom she had several children/ As the Grandfather of these children left some property, to which they are entitled and as their residence is altogether unknown to the subscriber, he is anxious to discover them. Any person therefore who can give information where they can be found will oblige by addressing a letter to Jonathan HUNLOCK, Union, Luzerne County.
Estate of Conrad RINEHIMER, late of Hanover Township, requests payments and demands. Mary RINEHIMER, George KOCHER, Administrators. Hanover.
To My Creditors – Take Notice, that the subscribers have applied to the Judges of the court of Common Pleas of Luzerne for the benefit of Insolvent Laws, and they have appointed the first Monday in November next for the purpose of hearing us and our creditors, at the Court House in Wilkesbarre. Ziba DAVENPORT, Wilkesbarre.
List of Letters Remaining in the Post Office at Pittston, October 1st:
David B. BLANCHARD
Gideon D. WOOD or
E. CAREY, P. M.
22 October 1824
Married – At Abington, on the 3rd inst., by Rev. John MILLER, Jeremiah CAPWELL, to Miss Elizabeth, daughter of Isaac WILSON, of Pittston.
Married – At Dallas, on the 14th inst. by Rev. Joel ROGERS, Daniel WHITEMAN, to Miss Rebecca DEREMER, both of Dallas.
Married – At Pittston, on the 19th ult. John BENEDICT, to Miss Sarah ARMSTRONG, both of Pittston.
Wilkesbarre Reading Room Members are desired to meet at their Room on Saturday evening, the 23rd.
Estate of Jacob KUESTER, late of Nescopeck Township, requests payments and demands. Jacob KUESTER and Catharine KUESTER, Administrators.
Luzerne Election, 1824, Official Statement:
Congress: George KREMER (1502), Saml. M’KEAN (1457); Espy VAN HORN (1068); Wm. Cox ELLIS (614)
Senate: Nathan BEACH (836); Robert MOORE (787)
Assembly: Jac. DRUMHELLER (839); G. M. HOLLENBACK (1129); Phil’r STEPHENS (1554); C. CORTRIGHT (837); Jarius HARRISON (613)
Comm’r: Deodat SMITH (897); Samuel JAMESON (794)
Auditor: Philip MYERS (1003); John MILLER (647)
29 October 1824
Married – In Plymouth, on Sunday, the 24th inst. by N. WADHAMS, Esq., Abraham NESBIT, jr. to Miss Elizabeth MONTONYE.
On motion of C. J. INGERSOL, Esq., Hugh BELLAS, Esq., of Sunbury, was recently admitted to practice in U. S. Circuit Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Cloth Dressing. Hezekiah PARSONS, Wlkesbarre.
5 November 1824
A Ride to Wyoming from Philadelphia.
Mr. Printer. I have often heard the gentlemen Farmers on Kingston and Wilkesbarre Flats boast of their great crops, but I defy them to produce any thing like the following: There was dug this fall, from one hill, and the produce of one potatoe, on the farm of David ADAMS, of Northmoreland, Two Hundred & Eighty Four Potatoes. A Northmorelander.
Conviction of Murder. Bedford Superior Court, Virginia, Wm. FERGUSON, of Franklin was sentenced to be hung for the murder of his wife on 20th of last February. He was defended on the ground of insanity, but the circumstances attending the murder did not satisfy the jury.
Regimental Court of Appeal will be held 29th November at the following places in order to exonerate Collectors from such fines that ought not to have been levied, or are impracticable to collect.
2nd Regiment at house of John JONES, Berwick.
115th at the house of Jonathan HANCOCK, Wilkesbarre
116th at the house of Col. Henry GREEN, Abington Township
70th at the house of Nathan KELLOGG, Bethany, Wayne County.
Fire! A stated meeting of the Wilkesbarre Fire Company will be held at the Engine House, on Sunday the 6th inst., at 4 o’clock. Wm. S. ROSS, Se’ry. Wilkesbarre.
Notice. The Stockholders of the Bridgewater and Wilkesbarre Turnpike Road Company are requested to meet at the house formerly occupied by Isaac SLOCUM, Tunkhannock Township, on first Monday of January next for elections. Benjamin PERRY, Secretary.
Wilkesbarre Bridge. All Persons within such of the Seventeen Townships, as are within Luzerne County, are requested to pay to the Subscribers, the purchase money due the Commonwealth, on Certificates, Liens, or Mortgages, according to the provisions of the Act of Assembly, passed March 30, 1824, making an appropriation for the purpose of rebuilding and repairing the Bridge across the river Susquehanna at Wilkesbarre. The Creditors and Stockholders of said company have complied with the provisions of the Act, and the raising of sufficient funds from the appropriated means, is all that is now wanting, in order to accomplish this important object. The Bridge across the Susquehanna at this place, will afford such a convenience to the people of this County, and will be of such great public utility, that it demands the best efforts of our citizens to provide the requisite means, and at the same time they will discharge the claims of the State, and stop the accumulation of Interest. Calvin WADHAMS, Geo. M. HOLLENBACK, Garrick MALLERY, Wilkesbarre.
12 November 1824
Married – At Abington, by Rev. John MILLER, Horace TRIPP, of Providence, to Miss Almira STONE, of the former place.
Members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives:
Columbia: J. M’REYNOLDS, Eli THORNTON
Luzerne & Susquehanna: Jacob DRUMHELLER, Jr., G. M. HOLLENBACK, P. STEVENS
Bradford: Lemuel STREATOR
A man belonging to Capt. HICKMAN’S Company, and who was made prisoner by the Indians, at the battle on the banks of the river Raisin, recently escaped from his captivity, and has arrived at Frankford, Kentucky. He reports that Major GRAVES, who was said to be among the slain, is still alive, and a prisoner among the Pottamy tribe of Indians.
Abraham BROWN, of Bucks County, Penn. lately ascended a tree in pursuit of a swarm of bees, and laying hold of a limb which proved unsound, it broke, and he fell 40 feet to the ground and was killed instantly.
19 November 1824
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Died – In Pittston Township, on the morning of the 11th inst., Geo. COOPER, in the 74th year of his age. He was an active soldier during the Revolutionary War, and one of about the first settlers in this valley. At the time of the lamented Wyoming massacre, he was a firm Whig, and one of the few who escaped the barbarity of the savages.
Died – In this town, on Tuesday the 16th inst., John MILLER, at an advanced age.
A White bear was killed on the 18th ult. on the West Branch of the Susquehanna River, four miles below Youngwomanstown, by John GRAHAM. Lycoming Gazette
The Reading Chronicle says the Governor has authorised a board of Physicians to examine John ZIMMERMAN, in regard to his alleged insanity.
Wanted, immediately, a Miller, who is well acquainted with his business. None but a steady man who can be well recommended need apply. A man with a small family would be preferred. Wm. ROSS, Wilkesbarre.
Land For Sale. A Large Body of the first quality of Beech and Maple Lands, Lying in the Eastern part of Luzerne County, is now offered for Sale – from $1.50 to $4.00 per Acre. Andrew BEAUMONT, Esq., Wilkesbarre.
Estate of Jacob KUESTER, late of Nescopeck Township, requests payments and demands. Jacob KUESTER and Catharine KUESTER, Administrators.
Information Wanted. Concerning James HENDERSON or his wife Isabella, from Strabane, County Tyrone, Ireland; who were settled at Redstone Old Fort, now Brownsville, Luzerne Township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania, in or about 1798. any intelligence respecting them will be gratefully received by their disconsolate sister, Mary PORTER, Greenwich Street No. 446, New York City.
Easton and Wilkesbarre Turnpike Road Company Stockholders will meet at the Court House in Easton, Northampton County, on the first Monday of January next for elections. Peleg TRACY, Sec.
26 November 1824
We are glad to be able to state from unquestionable information, that Benjamin SMITH, Esq., of Elizabethtown, N. J., who died on the 23rd ult. has bequeathed $2,500 to endow a scholarship in Theological Seminary at Princeton.
Married – In this borough, last evening, by the Rev. PECK, Ziba BENNET, formerly of Newtown, N. Y., to Miss Hannah, daughter of Joseph SLOCUM, of this borough.
Died – At Abington, on the 12th inst., Dr. Wm. H. NICHOLS, in the 28th year of his age, of the Apoplexy, after an illness of one day. He has left a disconsolate widow.
Philadelphia Bank, Wilkesbarre. All Persons indebted to the above Institution, who have not paid the installments and interest on their debts, are now required to pay the same with all costs owing to the Officers, otherwise executions will be indiscriminately issued to collect the whole amount of the respective debts. And those, whose debts in March did not exceed the sum of fifty dollars are requested to save further costs by paying the balance due now.
Public Vendue. The estate of Samuel AYRES, late of Bedford alias Dallas Township, deceased, will sell land in Dallas township, being part of Lot No. 52, containing 215 acres, on 1st January next. Amariah WATSON, James NESBITT, Adm’rs.
3 December 1824
Notice to Bridge Builders. The Commissioners hereby give notice that they will attend at Bowman’s Creek, near FREAS’ (FREAR?) Mill, Eaton Township, at the place where the appropriation is made towards building a Bridge, over the said Bowman’s Creek, on Tuesday the 14th of December, inst. to contract for the building of said Bridge, at which time and place the Supervisors of Eaton Township, and other concerned are requested to attend. Steuben BUTLER, Elisha S. POTTER, Deodat SMITH, Comm’rs.
Military Election. The Members of the Citizens Volunteers, formerly commanded by Capt. S. D. BARNUM, are hereby notified that an election will be held at the house of Oliver HELME, Wilkesbarre, on 18th December, to elect One Captain.
Pay Your Taxes. Wilkesbarre Township. Joseph SLOCUM, Collector for 1824.
Essence of Smoke to save in the shrinkage of hams, either Pork or Beef, together with the labor and expence attending the usual method which exposes them to damage from flies and insects; one pint and a half will effectually smoke 200 lbs. of meat; after it is well salted the essence may be put into the pickle, which, in 20 or 30 days will be fit for use. They may be taken up and dried or remain in the brine. The essence answers every purpose of the most useful method of smoking, but it is not a substitute for sale in all cases, the brine must be kept pure and sufficiently salt to preserve meat sweet through the summer season and sold by the wholesale and retail by Amasa JONES, Wilkesbarre. Can be bought at the store of Thomas BORBRIDGE, Kingston. The Subscribers certify, that they have used the essence of smoke, in curing Hams, and are satisfied that it answers every purpose for which it is recommended in the above advertisement. E. COVEL, T. DYER, Barnet ULP, O. PORTER, G. M. HOLLENBACK, E. CAREY, John CAREY 2nd, James HANCOCK, B. DORRANCE.
Sketch of the plan proposed for the improvement of the River Delaware, by the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company.
Sheriff’s Sales to be held on the 25th inst. for tracts of land in Blakeley Township, Luzerne County: (number of acres) One thereof surveyed in the name of George RIDER (410); Nathan LEE (437); Jacob PORTER (499); George LEE (437); James RIDER (447); Samuel RIDER (429); Henry RIDER (422); Oliver PORTER (490); Samuel FREEMAN (440); Roger ELLIS (440); Walter PORTER (437); Samuel ELLIS (438); Solomon ELLIS (442); Henry ELIS (438). Also southeasterly half adjoining Oliver PORTER of a tract surveyed in the name of Peter PORTER (246). Greenfield Township: surveys in the names of: Henry REPHOLTZ (488); Frederick REPHOLTZ (490); George REPHOLTZ (428); Samuel BEACH (450). Tract in Blakeley & Greenfield, surveyed in the name of Frederick PORTER (490). Late the estate of William RUSSELL, deceased. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of John Philip DE GRUCHY against Thomas RUSSELL, James SKEY and Mary his wife, executors of the will of William RUSSELL.
10 December 1824
Seige of Boonsborough, Kentucky, 8 August 1778.
Notice. Stockholders of the Luzerne and Wayne Turnpike Road Company, are to meet at the house of Jeffrey WELLES, Salem, Wayne County, on the first Monday in January next for elections. Joseph MARCY, Secretary.
Sheriff’s Sales to be held first Saturday of January 1825:
1) Land in Pittston. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Zenus BARNUM against Thomas TYSON, Isaiah TYSON and John MURPHY.
2) Land in Huntington Township. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of John KOONS against Sears SHAY.
3) Land in Pittston Township. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Lewis D. SCHWEIRNITZ assignee of Joseph HORSEFIELD against Jacob GUTH
4) Land in Kingston Township. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of the Philadelphia Bank against Adam SHAFER who survives Joseph SWETLAND, deceased.
5) Land in Plymouth Township. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Philadelphia Bank against Peletiah PIERCE.
6) Land in Newport Township. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Philadelphia Band against John FAIRCHILDS jr., Isaac GRUVER & Conrad LINES 3rd.
A house has been built, and a family settled at Cressy’s Creek, on the Lowry-town road. Stabling will shortly be erected & every accommodation which the circumstances of Mr. JONES will permit, will be afforded to those who travel that road.
To My Creditors – Take Notice, that the subscribers have applied to the Judges of the court of Common Pleas of Luzerne for the benefit of Insolvent Laws, and they have appointed the first Monday in January next for the purpose of hearing us and our creditors, at the Court House in Wilkesbarre. John K. MOORE, Union.
Register’s Notice. The following estates have been filed:
John BROWN, late of Pittston, by William TOMPKINS, Administrator
David GRIFFEN, late of Providence Township, by Joshua GRIFFEN, Administrator.
17 December 1824
Died – Suddenly in this township, on Friday last, Dr. Asa C. WHITNEY, for many years a successful practitioner in Kingston and the neighboring towns.
Died – Lately at Allentown, John EVANS, Esq., attorney at law, formerly of this borough.
Sheriff’s Sale to be held January 3rd:
1) Land in Hanover Township. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Philadelphia Bank against John LINES, Adam LABACH and Conrad LINES
2) Land in Eaton Township, easterly part of tract surveyed in the name of William WILSON, being all that part of said tract not conveyed by John STEVENS unto Elihu PARRISH and William TYACK, containing about 150 acres, late estate of John STEVENS. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Elias HOYT against John STEVENS.
24 December 1824
Married – At Kingston, on the 30th ult, by A. C. PHILLIPS, Esq., Gamaliel HILL to Miss Elizabeth MOLLISON.
Died – Lately in Hanover, Mrs. MINIG, wife of Peter MINIG.
The Sheriff of Susquehanna County has received the Warrant for the execution of Jason TREADWELL who was convicted at September term last, in that county , of the homicide of Oliver HARPER. He is to be executed on the 13th of January next.
The Members of Lodge No. 61 at Wilkesbarre will meet at the Lodge Room, 27th inst. A discourse will be delivered by Rev. HUNTINGTON. A. COLT, J. BULKELEY, D. COLLINGS, Committee.
To My Creditors – Take Notice, that the subscribers have applied to the Judges of the court of Common Pleas of Luzerne for the benefit of Insolvent Laws, and they have appointed the first Monday in January next for the purpose of hearing us and our creditors, at the Court House in Wilkesbarre. Stephen HOLLISTER
31 December 1824
Married – At Wyalusing, on the 9th inst. by Rev. Enoch HUNTINGTON, Rev. Samuel MARKS, deacon, to Miss Eliza BOSTWICK.
Died – In Briar Creek Township, on the 19th inst., Miss Caroline STOOKEY, aged about 21. During her sickness he manifested entire resignation to the will of Heaven, and at the same time, the most unshaken confidence in the mercy of God.
Died – At Easton, F. P. HUTTER, one of the editors of the Centinel.
Isaac DESHA, son of the Governor of Kentucky, has been committed to gaol on suspicion of having murdered Francis BAKER. The circumstances which led to the suspicion are very strong, and except counter-evidenced will most undoubtedly convict him.
Pennsylvania Legislature. Senate:
List of committee appointments.
A supplement to the act entitled an act to erect the town of Montrose, Susquehanna County, into a borough.
House of Representatives:
List of committees appointments.
Petition for the erection of Cherry Township, Tioga County.
Relative to the formation of a new county out of parts of Lycoming, Luzerne and Columbia, to be called Berwick.
Grand Lodge, Philadelphia. List of Officers.
Public Vendue to be held 13th January, for a tract of land, being late property of Jacob MAREWINE, deceased, Chestnuthill Township, Northampton County, containing 151 acres. Peter SHUPP, Executor.
Estate of Dr. Asa C. WHITENEY, late of Wilkesbarre Township, requests payments and demands. Susanna WHITENEY and Chester BUTLER, Adm’rs.
6 Cents Reward. Ran away from the Subscriber, on the 25th inst., the apprentice to the painting business, Darius DALEY, aged 14 years. Had on when he ran away a new sailor Coat, a new dark Pantaloons, and red flannel shirt. Whoever will take up said boy and return him to the subscriber at Pittston, shall be entitled to the above reward but no charges paid. C. T. RICHARDSON, Pittston.
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