1826 Susquehanna Democrat
The Susquehanna Democrat 1826
Published on Friday Morning, Wilkesbarre, PA
By Sharp D. LEWIS
6 January 1826
Married – In this township, on Tuesday evening last, by Rev. George LANE, Robert MINER to Miss Eliza, daughter of Stephen ABBOT,
Married – At Eaton, on the 14th ult. by Miles AVERY, Esq., Capt. Laton ROBERTS, to Miss Ann LYSON, both of the former place.
Died – In this borough on Friday last, Jacob CIST, Esq., for many years past Post Master at this place, aged about 43 years.
Died – In Kingston on the 4th inst., Mrs. Mary, consort of John INGHAM, in the 44th year of her age, after a long and painful illness.
At a Meeting of citizens of Luzerne County convened at the Court House in the Borough of Wilkesbarre, on Wednesday the 28th Dec., 1825, Ebenezer BOWMAN, Esq., was chosen chairman and John MYERS, Esq., Secretary. The meeting was on the navigation of the rivers. Resolved that a committee consisting of one person from each Township be appointed to circulate petitions requesting the Legislature to proved for carrying into effect the object recommended by the resolutions of this meeting:
Jacob DRUMHELLER, Esq., Sugarloaf
Christian STOUT, Esq., Nescopeck
Nathan BEACH, Esq., Salem
Abiel FELLOWS, Esq., Huntington
Shadrack AUSTIN, Esq., Union
Benjamin REYNOLDS, Plymouth
John BENNET, Esq., Kingston
Jacob J. BOGARDUS, Esq., Dallas
Isaac HARDING, Esq., Exeter
Asa KEELER, Northmoreland
Isaac HARDING, Jr., Eaton
Jasper FASSETT, Esq., Windham
Wait S. SKINNER, Braintrim
Luman FERRY, Esq., Tunkhannock
Caleb ROBERTS, Esq., Nicholson
Miles AVERY, Esq., Falls
Lemuel STONE, Abington
Roger ORVIS, Esq., Greenfield
E. S. POTTER, Esq., Blakeley
Ebenezer SLOCUM, Esq., Providence
Peter WINTER, Esq., Pittston
Conrad SAX, Esq., Covington
Hezekiah PARSONS & Francis DANA, Wilkesbarre Township
Wm. S. ROSS & John L. BUTLER, Wilkesbarre Borough
Bateman DOWNING, Esq., Hanover
Jacob ROMBACK, Esq., Newport
Eleazer CAREY, Isaac A. CHAPMAN, Edward COVELL, Andrew BEAUMONT and Chester BUTLER to be a Committee for correspondence.
List of Letters Remaining in the Post Office at Kingston, Jan. 1st:
Abraham S. HUNNEWELL
Cornelius VAN SCOY
John WORT Jr.
T. BORRIDGE, P. M.
Estray. Came to the enclosure of the Subscriber some time in May last, a Steer. John STUCKER, Wilkesbarre.
Estate of Godfrey MUCHLER, late of Union Township requests payments and demands. George MUCHLER, Sarah MUCHLER, Executors, Union.
List of Letters Remaining on hand in the Post Office at Tunkhannock, Jan. 1st:
Walton HILL or
Zebulon MARCY, Jr.
George W. PRICE
Samuel ST. CLAIR
Joseph B. TUTTLE, P. M
List of Letters Remaining in the Post Office at Wilkesbarre, Jan. 1st:
A. P. CHILDS
Rev. John COPELAND
David S. DODGE
George C. DRAKE
William A. NELLSON
Francis NICHOLS, Esq.
Frederick H. PETRICK
William ROSS, Esq.
Doct. John SMITH
John J. VEARD
Lucy Ann VERNETT
James D. HAFF, Assistant P. M.
13 January 1825
George BROWN, Barber, Hair Dresser, Coat-Cleaner and Boot-Blacker, Respectfully informs the gentlemen of Wilkesbarre, that he has opened a Shop on Water Street, 1 door above the Bank, where he will be happy to wait on them in his line of business. Ladies by calling can be supplied with very beautiful false curls.
Estate of George AMEY, late of Kingston, requests payments and demands. Fisher GAY, Abner AMEY, Adm’rs., Kingston.
On Tuesday of last week, on motion of John N. CONYNGHAM, Esq., James M’CLENTIC was admitted to practice as an Attorney at Law in the several Courts of Luzerne County.
List of Letters Remaining on hand in the Post Office at Pittston, Jan. 1st:
John P. BABB
Dr. Eben. L. BOYD
E. CAREY, P. M.
Report Of the Canal Commissioners for promoting the Internal Improvement of the State.
Married – At Unterwalden, by Rev. Dietrich SCHLEICHWELDER, Peter SCHILDERKNECHT, to Miss Christiana SCHLECHTWOHL. Groomsman, Charles HOEFLICHJEGER, Bridesmaid, Miss Dorothea NENNZEHNCELZER. (no date)
20 January 1826
Biographical Sketch of Commander MAC DONOUGH – Capt. Thomas MAC DONOUGH. [MACDONOUGH]
Horrible Drought! A writer in the Maryland Advocate says he understands that the drought on the Muskingum River, Ohio, has been so great, that the Graziers in that country have been compelled to take their cattle in boats to the fall of the Ohio, to have them watered.
A Baptist Quarterly Meeting will commence at the School House near E__en* RUGGLES in Plymouth on Friday the 27th inst. (*name faded)
Mrs. Nancy DRAKE, Intends going to Philadelphia in a few weeks and wishes all those indebted to her, to make payment of the same immediately.
Notice. Came to the enclosure of the subscriber a red steer. Orr SCOVEL, Kingston.
Estate of Jacob CIST, Esq., late of borough of Wilkesbarre, requests payments and demands. Sarah CIST, Adm’x. N. B. The Mercantile business will be continued as usual at the old stand by the subscriber, who offers for sale her stock of goods at reduced prices for cash or country produce.
Matthias HOLLENBACK, of the Borough of Wilkesbarre, Offers to rent his lands adjoining the Borough, for one or two years. Also, the ORR place in the Township of Dallas, for a term of years on rent & betterments. He also wants one or two young men to hire by the year – a middle aged man without a family, of solid habits will suit him.
Extracted of a letter, dated Harrisburg, Jan. 14, 1826: Lemuel STREATER, the Representative from Bradford County departed his life, this morning about 2 o’clock, and will be buried tomorrow with all the respect due to him as a member of the Legislature and a Masonic member. He had been afflicted with a consumptive complaint since July last.
Pennsylvania Legislature. Senate. Petition by citizens of Luzerne and Columbia Counties, praying for the incorporation of a company to make a canal connecting the north branch of the Susquehanna with the Lehigh river.
House of Representatives:
Petition for a road from the mouth of the Lackawanna to the Delaware. Also for a road from Wilkesbarre to Towanda.
Act to encourage more effectually the destruction of wolves and panthers.
Act to incorporate the village of Jersey Shore into a borough.
Biography of Gen. Wm. BARTON, b. 1748 in Warren, RI.
Jacob ROOT, Robert SHANNON & Reuben FALLS, alias FOWLER, notorious counterfeiters, have been sentenced by the General Sessions of New York, to improvement and hard labour in the State Prison for life.
Estate of Asahel DRAKE, late of Plymouth Township, request payments and demands. Hiram DRAKE, Adm’r, Plymouth.
New Goods just received from Philadelphia, 30 Barrels of Lake Salt, Coal Stoves. G. M. HOLLENBACK & Co., Wilkesbarre.
New Shop, next door to Mrs. DRAKE’S Milliner Shop, Saddle, Bridle, Harness, Collar and Trunk Manufactory. Thomas HUTCHINS.
27 January 1826
Nice HINKLE, From Easton, Respectfully informs the public that he has taken Mr. J. P. JOHNSON’S mill on Laurel Run on shares and having got the same in good order or grinding, requests the favor of a share of their custom, assuring them every attention will be paid to give satisfaction.
Appointment by the Post Master General: Andrew BEAUMONT, Esq. to be Post Maser at this place, in room of J. CIST, Esq., deceased.
Last Tuesday morning, we beheld for the first time this winter, the earth covered with snow. Since then the sleigh bells, and fair belles, and the beaux have kept up merry times.
The speaker announced to the house that he had issued a writ of election, to supply the vacancy occasioned by the death of Mr. STREATOR, Bradford County, and that the election was to be held on the 7th February next.
Burning Springs. A spring which emits inflamable gas, has been discovered in the town of Palmyra, Wayne County. Probably arrangements will be made to light that beautiful village from this natural fountain.
Estray. Came to the premises of the Subscriber, a Red Cow. James WORDIN, Wilkesbarre Township.
3 February 1826
Statement of Receipts and Expenditures for Luzerne county 1825. Expenditures include:
Road Damages to Solomon DOTTER, William APPLE and Almond CHURCH.
Bridges at Lackawanna near Zenus BARNUM’S; Nicholson on Tunkhannock; Nescopeck Bridge; Bowman’s Creek Bridge
George HAINES running county line.
Married – At Kingston, on the 27th ult, by the Rev. Enoch HUNTINGTON, Henry PETTEBONE, Esq. to Miss Elizabeth, daughter of John SHARPS.
Died – At Pittston, on Tuesday evening the 24th ult, after four days illness of billous fever, Jane Mann CAREY, eldest daughter of Eleazer CAREY, Esq., in the eleventh year of her age. The funeral was addressed by Rev. WOOD.
Died – At Pittston, on Tuesday morning the 24th ult., very suddenly, John Jameson, son of the late Major Richard BARNUM, in the 18th year of his age. A few hours before his death he was apparently in perfect health, a warning to all to “Be ye also ready for an hour that you think not the son of man cometh.”
Died – At the same place, on the same day, a daughter of Jno. SCOTT, aged about 10 years.
Pennsylvania Legislature: House of Representatives:
Bill to establish an academy in the town of Milford, Pike County.
Petitions for the incorporation of a company to improve the Susquehanna for steam boats, and to make a rail road to the Belmont coal mines.
Bill to incorporate the Wyoming Coal Company.
The Democratic Republicans of Luzerne County are requested to meet at the Court House, in Wilkesbarre, on Saturday the 4th February, to take measures preparatory to the ensuing Governor’s Election. C. D. SHOEMAKER, W. S. ROSS, Standing Committee.
10 February 1826
Tabular view of the several proposed routes for transporting the produce of the River Susquehanna to the Markets of Philadelphia and New York.
Orphan’s Court Sale to be held 6th March, being the estate of Paine PETTEBONE, deceased. Land in Kingston Twp., containing 111 perches. Joseph TUTTLE and Olive PETTEBONE, Administrators.
To Rent. The Red Tavern STAND, Hanover Township, formerly the property of Frederick CRISMAN, deceased. It will be rented for a term of one or two years to suit the contractor. Catherine CAREY, John MILLS, Administrators.
Stray Sheep Came to the enclosure of the subscriber in August last. Thomas QUICK, Wilkesbarre.
Influenza. The monster of creation has crept into almost every dwelling house in the borough – and we are sorry to say but few have escaped its fangs.
Fire. A building in Kingston, belonging to Samuel THOMAS, Esq., and occupied by William HANCOCK, as a Tanning and Currying Shop, was destroyed by fire on Saturday night last. The fire is said to have been accidentally communicated to some shavings in an apartment in which Thomas KARKHUFF, carpenter, hand been at work the day previous. Mr. KARKHUFF’S tools, said to have been worth 3 or 4 hundred dollars, were destroyed. The loss to Mr. HANCOCK is estimated at 1,000 dollars. We believe a family by the name of NORRIS, resided in the upper part of the house, but have not heard of any loss being sustained by them.
A Post Office has lately been established in Dallas Township, and Jacob HAFF appointed Post Master.
A Post Office has also been established in Windham Township, to be called Scottsville, and John FASSET appointed Post Master.
A meeting of the Democratic Republicans was held 4th February, Ebenezer MARCY was called to the chair and Wm. S. ROOS appointed secretary. Samuel THOMAS & G. M. HOLLENBACK, Esq’rs are appointed delegated to the convention to be held at Harrisburg on March 4th.
Navigation of the Susquehanna.
Pennsylvania Legislature: Senate.
Petition for appointment of commissioners to collect and apply to the improvement of the Susquehanna between Northumberland and the north line of the state, the balance due from lands within the 17 township, now or late Luzerne County.
House of Representatives.
Petitions from Jane MILLER and Isabella BROWN, widows of old soldiers.
Estate of Timothy STEVENS, late of Blakely Township, requests payments and demands. Sarah and Alanson STEVENS, Administrators.
17 February 1826
Died – At his residence in Pittston, on the 1st inst., Amos FELL, aged about 63 years.
Died – On Monday morning last, at his residence in Bloomsburg, Philip MOYER, highly esteemed by all who knew him.
A new Post Office is established in Herrick Township, Susquehanna County, and Warren DIMOCK appointed Post Master.
Henry MOORE, the young man who was lately arrested in our county on suspicion of being the Murderer of Miss CUNNIGNHAM, has been honorable discharged – no evidence having been adduced on his examination to warrant a commitment for trial. N. J. Mirror
Pennsylvania Legislature, House of Representatives:
Petition to apply the taxes on certain unseated lands, to the improvement of a state road from Wilkesbarre to Jersey Shore and for a road leading through Dallas, Union and Huntington Townships in Luzerne County.
Petition to incorporate the Columbia and Luzerne Manufacturing Company.
An Act authorising the issuing of a patent to Archippus PARISH.
A Board of Commissioners will attend to hear the Appeal of such as may think themselves aggrieved by the levy of County Tax for the year 1826. All townships listed, with dates.
Three cents reward. Ran away from the Subscriber living in Kingston, Monday the 13th inst., an indented boy named John WICKIZER, age 13 years. Nathan MULFORD.
24 February 1826
Surveying & Conveyancing. Henry COLT, Wilkesbarre.
Married – In Providence on the 2nd inst., by the Rev. John MILLER, Ebenezer SLOCUM Jr. to Miss Sarah, daughter of John MILLS, all of that place.
Married – At Wilkesbarre, by John MYERS, Esq., on the 30th of December last, Jesse DOWNING to Miss Christene MILLER.
Married – In this place on the 16th inst., by the same, William WATSON, to Miss Mariah, daughter of John FOSTER.
Married – On the same day, at the plains, by Rev. Joel ROGERS, Lucius ULLEY to Miss Catharine KENEDY.
Navigation of the Susquehanna.
Pennsylvania Legislature, House of Representatives:
Petition for a new county, out of part of Northampton, to be called “Coal.”
Estate of Preserved Z. TAYLOR, late of Providence Township, request payments and demands. William M. HART, Administrator.
3 March 1826
Register’s Notice. The following estates have been filed:
Estate of Samuel BONHAM, late of Huntington Township.
Estate of Darius CALKINS, late of Northmoreland
Estray. A black heifer came to the enclosure of John HICKS, Wilkesbarre, in Nov. last.
Creditors take notice, That we have applied to the Judges of the Court of Luzerne County, for the benefit of the insolvent laws, and that they have appointed the first Monday in April next, at the Court house in Wilkesbarre to hear us and our Creditors, at which time and place you can attend. Wm. C. JOHNSON, sen. & Peter BOBST
Estate of John CARY, late of Providence Township, requests payments and demands. William & Lucy CARY, Administrators.
Died – In this Borough on March 1st, Margaret W., consort of Joseph P. DENNIS, aged 18 years, 8 months and 9 days. She has left an infant at the tender age of six days.
Navigation of the Susquehanna
Pennsylvania Legislature; Senate:
Petitions from citizens bordering on the Susquehanna, for a law incorporating a company to connect the north branch of the Susquehanna with the Lehigh, by canal.
House of Representatives:
A supplement to the act authorising the governor to incorporate a company for making an artificial road, in Wayne and Luzerne Counties.
Petition for the incorporation of a company to make a canal and rail road from Lackawanna to the Delaware Water Gap and thence to tide water.
The trial of Judge CHAPMAN terminated in his acquittal of all the charges preferred against him.
10 March 1826
Luzerne County Sale of Unseated Lands. Lists acres, warrantee and tax amounts.
New Line of Stages from Wilkesbarre to Dundaff. Three times a Week. J. & D. SEARLE.
Creditors take notice, That we have applied to the Judges of the Court of Luzerne County, for the benefit of the insolvent laws, and that they have appointed the first Monday in April next, at the Court house in Wilkesbarre to hear us and our Creditors, at which time and place you can attend.
Shepherd C. NORRIS, Philip RUTH.
An Act. To provide for the commencement of a canal to be constructed at the expense of the State and to be styled “The Pennsylvania Canal.” (12 Sections listed)
Sheriff’s Sales to be held Saturday, 1st April:
1. Land in Salem Township Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Phila. Bank against Mason CRARY and Nathan BEACH.
2. Land in Dallas Township, 2 tracts. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of John S. LANDON in the use of Jonathan O. MOSELY against Nicholas KEIZER.
3. Land in Nescopeck Township Seized and taken in execution at the suit of John BRIGGO assignee of Jonathan BULKELEY against James DODSON
4. Land in Hanover Township Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Phila. Bank against Isaac HARTZELL & Frederick WAGGONER who survived Philip READ.
5. Island in the Susquehanna River, opposite lands of Horace MORSE in Plymouth Township Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Henry YOUNG against Stephen VAN LOON
6. Land in Huntington Township Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Phila. Bank against Calloway HARVEY, Thomas DODSON and Lewis STILES.
7. Land in Exeter Township Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Steuben BUTLER, successor to Stephen TUTTLE Treasurer of the Easton and Wilkesbarre Turnpike Road Company against Ezekiel GOBLE, Elijah SHOEMAKER and John SHEARMAN
8. Land in Plymouth Township Seized and taken in execution at the suit of John MURPHY vs William EVANS.
9. Land in Salem Township Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Phila. Bank against Nicholas SEIBERT and Bernard SEIBERT
10. Land in Huntington Township. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of James CAMPBELL to the use of G. M. HOLLENBACK & Co. against John SHERMAN.
11. Land in Exeter Township Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Phila. Bank against Benjamin JENKINS, Thomas BIRD, Harris JENKINS & John SMITH
12. Land in Greenfield Township Seized and taken in execution at the suit of William MONTGOMERY against Benjamin DOLPH
13. Land in Providence Township Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Josiah LEWIS against Philip HERMANS
Register’s Notice. The following estate has been filed: Estate of Jacob HOUGH, of Nescopeck
To Rent. That large and commodious House and well known Tavern Stand with three acres of land in Wilkesbarre Borough, formerly occupied as a Pubic house by Orlando PORTER. Possession may be had first day of April next. For terms enquire of Ebenezer BOWMAN, Wilkesbarre.
17 March 1826
Estates of Daniel BLACK and Charles BLACK, late of Newport Township, request payments and demands. Elizabeth BLACK, Administratrix, Newport.
Married – In Kingston, on the 9th inst. by Rev. BIDLACK, Giles SLOCUM, to Miss Sarah, daughter of David PERKINS of that place.
Died – In this borough on Tuesday evening last, after a long and painful illness, Mrs. GREEN, aged about 35 (?) years, consort of Joshua GREEN.
Died – At Catawissa, Col. Co., Pa., on Wednesday the 1st inst., Putnam C. WADSWORTH, son of Epaphrus WADSWORTH of Huntington, of the Influenza in the lungs, which was rapid in its progress and terminated his existence in a short period of ten days.
We are much pleased to announce the passage of the Legislature, of the Susquehanna railroad company. It will be of much immense benefit to the people of Susquehanna, Wayne, Pike and Luzerne Counties.
24 March 1826 (not on microfilm)
Another Revolutionary Officer Gone. Departed this life on Friday the 3rd inst. Much regretted by all who knew him, Capt. Solomon FRAZIER, aged 72 years. For 29 years a member of the Legislature of Maryland.
At Boston, on Wednesday, of the gout of the stomach, Samuel BLAGGE, Esq., notary public, aged 64. Balt. Pat.
31 March 1826
Wilkesbarre & Northumberland Stage. The stage fare from Wilkesbarre to Northumberland (distance sixty miles) is reduced to Three Dollars & Fifty Cents. Proprietors.
Valuable Farms For Sale. Offered for sale on 10th May next, valuable tract of Land Situate in the township of Hanover, formerly known as the estate of James STEWART, deceased. Will be divided into Three Farms. Two of these will front the Susquehanna River and are supposed to contain from 120 to 130 Acres each. The other bounds the two above, and runs back to the Mountain, is supposed to contain 150 acres. Each of these farms have Valuable Coal Mines. W. LEE, Hanover.
Married – In Covington, on the 26th inst., by Richard DRINKER, Esq., Andrew DECKER to Miss Hannah TEAL.
Married – At Stoddartsville, on the same day, by Conrad SOX [may be SAX], Esq., Jacob BLOOM, to Miss Clara LOFRNACE.
Married – In Providence on the 12th inst., by the Rev. Isaiah BALL, Joseph POTTER, to Miss Maria EVANS, both of Providence.
Married – In Hanover, on the 26th, by the same, Jacob GARRISON, to Miss Rachael REIMER.
Died – Lately in Kingston, William C. JOHNSON, aged about 46.
Appointment by the Governor: Richard DRINKER, Esq., to be Justice of the Peace, for the district composed of the Borough and Township of Wilkesbarre and Township of Covington.
Fire. The building known as a large and commodious Public House, situate in Sterling Township, Wayne Co. on the Easton and Belmont Turnpike, belonging to Capt. Phineas HOWE, was with its contents entirely consumed by fire at 3 o’clock of the morning of the 20th inst. The family and about thirty travellers who were asleep in the house, were alarmed only in time to save themselves from sharing the fate of the house. Mrs. HOWE, the landlady, in attempting to escape the flames was severely burnt on her head and several parts of the body – the rest escaped injury to their person. The Wind Gap and Mt. Pleasant Mail was also destroyed. The barns and sheds, containing a quantity of oats and hay, were burnt to the ground, the horses and cattle alone saved. The loss of Mr. HOWE is estimated 4,000 dollars. The loss of the travellers, at about 1,000 dollars. Mr. HOWE is said to be one of the oldest settlers in that section of the country. He settled there at an early age, and by hard toiling was successful in placing himself and family in his old are in a snug and independent situation, and has now suffered the pain of viewing in almost an instant, his buildings mouldering to ashes. Mr. HOWE retains a reputation that the merciless element of fire cannot blemish a reputation supported by the most profound esteem of his acquaintances, who will doubtless contribute to the extent of their means to repair the loss of his buildings.
Sunbury, March 25. The Steam Boats “Susquehanna and Baltimore” returned to Harrisburg this morning, having fully accomplished the expectations of her proprietors.
Pennsylvania Legislature. House of Representatives:
Report on changing the mode of collecting taxes on unseated lands.
A petition of those who complied with the Act of 1799, which required them to relinquish their claims to the Commonwealth and that they received certificates and patents for their lands, since which, actions of ejectment have been instituted against them by the heirs of Henry TOLLANCE, which actions are now pending. They pray the legislature to pass a law to quiet their possession and remunerate the claimants. The committee, on examination of the petition and document referred to them, are of opinion, that the legislature would not be warranted from the information they afford, at this time, to interfere. They offer a resolution to discharge the committee from the subject.
Act to incorporate the Susquehanna and Delaware Canal and Rail Road Company.
To the Public. The Subscriber begs leave to inform his old Customers, and such as may please to give him a call, that he has given up his late Tavern Stand near the bridge across the Susquehanna River, in the borough of Wilkesbarre, and returned to the Old Stand, One Square below the same street, which was formerly kept by John P. ARNDT, Thomas H. MORGAN, and others, as a House of Entertainment. Having lately fitted up the House and Stabling, so as to make it convenient and pleasant for those who may feel disposed to visit their Valley for health or pleasure – the Subscriber, in the line of his business, would be grateful for a portion of their patronage. O. PORTER, Wilkesbarre.
Adrift. Was taken up by the Subscriber, in Shickshinney eddy, a Flat Ferry Boat, with white sides. The owner can have it by proving property and paying charges. Isaiah LONGSHORE, Salem.
Removal of the Wyoming Coach, Gig and Waggon Manufactory on Bank Street, north of Market Street & adjoining Lewis WORREL’S Pottery, where all orders in his line will be attended to with neatness and despatch. George FLAKE.
Boots & Shoe Store. Richard GREEN, Wilkesbarre.
Farmers Attention. The celebrated Horse, King William will stand for Mares this season. Wm. M. HART.
Notice. All Persons are cautioned against receiving a note bearing date January 7, 1826, or 2 months after, given by me to James FOSTER, late of Greenfield, for the sume of 150 dollars. Said note was given in part for a lot of land, of which I did not received a legal title, and which I will not pay unless compelled by law. John ENDER.
7 April 1826
Public House. The Subscriber has taken the House lately occupied by O. PORTER, a few rods below the Store of G. M. HOLLENBACK & Co. on Bank Street, Wilkesbarre. Three or Four regular Boarders, can be accommodated. H. COLT.
Notice. The Stockholders of the Wilkesbarre Bridge Company will meet on the 1st May next at the Court House in Wilkesbarre, for elections. George C. DRAKE, Sec.
List of Letters Remaining in the Post Office at Kingston, April 1st:
Wm. C. JOHNSON
Henry KEARN, Jr.
Henry H. KING
Peter Simon STILES
Thomas BORBIDGE, P. M.
Brigade Orders of the 2nd Brigade in the 8th Division, Pennsylvania Militia:
1st Batt. 2nd Reg., Commanded by Col. John SNYDER, 8th May, and 2nd Batt. on 9th May.
Volunteer Batt., Commanded by Maj. C. BOWMAN, on 10th
1st Batt. 115th Reg., Commanded by Col. H. JENKINS, on 11th, and 2nd Batt on 12th
Volunteer Batt., Commanded by Maj. J. L. BUTLER, on the 13th
2nd Batt. 116th Reg., Commanded by Col. Miles Avery, on the 15th
1st Batt of said Reg. and Volunteer Batt., Commanded by Maj. W. S. WILBER, on the 16th
1st Batt. 70th Reg., Commanded by Col. Harry MUMFORD, on the 18th, and 2nd Batt. on 19th
1st Batt. 76th Reg., Commanded by Col. J. BAKER, on 20th, 2nd Batt. on 22nd
Volunteer Reg., Commanded by Col. Wm. JESSUP, on 23rd
Volunteer Batt, Commanded by Maj. S. PARRISH, on 25th
List of Letters Remaining in the Post Office At Wilkesbarre, April 1st:
Charles A. CORTRIGHT
William M. HART
Johoida P. JOHNSON
John A. KENNEDY
C. A. LESUER
A. BEAUMONT, P. M.
List of Letters Remaining on hand in the Post Office at Tunkhannock, April 1st:
Jacob D. STURDEVANT
Joseph B. TUTTLE, P. M.
Noah WEBSTER has completed his new dictionary, which is shortly to be published. He observes that not less than seven millions of copies of his spelling book have been sold.
Creditors take notice, That we have applied to the Judges of the Court of Luzerne County, for the benefit of the insolvent laws, and that they have appointed the first Monday in April next, at the Court house in Wilkesbarre to hear us and our Creditors, at which time and place you can attend.
Married – At Eaton, on Thursday the 23rd ult, by Luman FERRY, Esq., Abraham AUMICK to Miss Louis EVANS.
ADRIFT. Was taken up by the Subscriber, adrift in Shickshinney eddy a Flat Ferry Boat, with white sides. The owner can have it by proving property, and paying charges. Isaiah LONGSHORE, Salem.
14 April 1826
Woolen Manufactory. The Subscribers respectfully inform their friends and the public, that the business of Manufacturing Wool, Carding and Cloth Dressing, Will be carried on at their Factory in Kingston, under the Firm of J. & R. HOLGATE. Wool Will be taken in Manufacture on Shares, or at so much Per Yard. Sattinett as usual – Two yards for three lbs. Of good clean Wool, or at so much per Yard. They will have three Carding Machines in operation in complete repair, which will enable them to do Work in the neatest manner, and on the shortest notice, to accommodate their Customers. Cash or Produce will be required on the delivery of Rolls or Cloth. J. & R. HOLGATE, Kingston.
Wilkesbarre Academy. The periodical examination of the Scholars of this Institution was attended on Thursday and Friday last, by a number of the citizens of this Borough and its vicinity. The studies prosecuted in the first branch of the Academy during the preceding term, consist of Spelling, Reading, Writing English Grammar, Geography, History, Declamation, Composition, Arithmetic, Algebra, Euclid, Natural Philosophy, Hist. Sac. Hist. Graec. Caesar, Virgil, Greek Testament, Graeca Minora. In the second branch they consist of Spelling, Reading, Writing, English Grammar, Geography & Declamation. It is intended during the two succeeding Terms to receive in the first Branch, an additional Class to be instructed I the rudiments of English Grammar, Geography and Arithmetic, at the price of $3. The second Branch will be opened under the direction of Isaac C. HAINES. Scholars to be charged $2. The next Term of the Academy will commence on Monday the 17th day of April inst.
Married – In March last, Benj. D. WRIGHT, Esq., Attorney of the US for the Western District of Florida, and formerly of this place, to Miss Josephine DE LA RUA, of Pensacola.
The Steam Boat. On Wednesday evening last just as the orb of day was hiding in the west, we were greeted with the appearance of the Steam Boat Codorus, turning the point below the Borough. The discharges of cannon and hearty cheers of the people, mingling with the sound of martial musick, and the peals of the several bells, proclaimed the approach of the first Steam Boat that ever visited the shores of Wyoming.
21 April 1826
Titles of Acts, Passed in the session of 1825-1826 by the Legislature of Pennsylvania: (all numbers not listed)
2. Act to authorise the committee of Jonas POTTS, a lunatic, to sell and convey certain real estate
4. An act authorising William SCOTT to sell and convey several tracts of land, of which William ARMSTRONG died seized.
12. An act for the relief of the surviving children of col. George WILLSON, deceased, an officer of the revolution.
21. An act for relief of Justas STERIGERE, a soldier of the revolution.
22. An act granting compensation to John TEEL and the lineal heirs of Francis MILLS, for donation tracts to which they are entitled.
29. An act for the relief of William LINTON and John BAIN, soldiers of the revolution.
33. An act authorising the governor to incorporate the Lackawanna and Susquehanna rail road company.
43 & 63 & 78 & 119 & 121. An act for the relief of sundry soldiers and heirs of soldiers of the revolutionary war.
44. An act for the relief of Henry M’HENRY and James HADLEY, soldiers of the revolution.
47. An act authorising the executors of Robert BROOKE, and others to sell and convey certain real estate.
49. An act authorising the governor to incorporate the Susquehanna and Lehigh canal company.
52. A further supplement to the act entitled, An act to incorporate the president, managers and company of the Luzerne and Wayne county turnpike road and act for the governor to incorporate the president, managers and company of the Easton and Wilkesbarre turnpike road.
64. An act to enable the governor to incorporate the Northumberland canal and water right company, and to authorise Daniel BUNNELL to convey water into the borough of Bethany.
70. A supplement to the act, entitled an act for the sale of lands late the estate of John NICHOLSON, and Peter BAYNTON, on which the state has a lien, and for other purposes.
71. An act for relief of Sarah GROVE, widow of Peter GROVE, an officer of the revolution.
75. An act to annul the marriage of William ALLEN and Catharine Ann ALLEN (late SPEIGLE) and confirming the marriage of Edward LARKINS and the said Catharine Ann ALLEN and for other purposes.
82. An act for the relief of Humphrey ANDREWS, a soldier of the revolution.
92. An act to enable the governor to incorporate the Sunbury canal company.
95. An act to vest in Elizabeth MOSS the right of this commonwealth to the personal estate of her illegitimate son, Jesse BARNES, late of the township of Warminster, in the county of Bucks, and for other purposes.
97. An act for the relief of Mary WILLIAMS, widow of Captain John WILLIAMS, an officer of the revolution.
105. To change the name of John Keith SLACK, and for the relief of the devisee and legatees of James DUNN, dec’d.
106. An act for the relief of Jacob HOYER, soldier of the revolution.
107. For the relief of Catharine WITMAN and Rebecca SMITH, widows of revolutionary soldiers.
110. to authorize John KNISELY administrator de bonis non of the estate of Philip TAYLOR, dec’d, to sell and convey certain real estate for other purposes.
117. Authorising the exchange of certain tracts of land between Joseph D. ING__ the adm’rs, of Jacob REASE, dec’d
118. For the relief of Sarah WILSON, widow of revolutionary soldier.
Died – At Huntington, on Thursday the 13th April, Mrs. Margaret, consort of Solon TRESCOTT, in the 67th year of her age, after a short illness of six days. At the same place, on the 15th of April, Solon TRESCOTT, in the 76th year of his age, after a short illness of four days. The deceased pair lived together 47 years, they were separated by death only 2 days. He was a soldier of the Rev. & served under Gen. WASHINGTON, in the campaigns of 1775 and 1776. After quitting the army he came to Wyoming where he bore a part in the calamities and distresses to which the English Setters were exposed.
The Susquehanna & Delaware Canal & Rail Road Company books will be opened in Borough of Wilkesbarre at the house of Henry COLT, in Bank Street a few doors below the Wilkesbarre Bridge, on Monday the 8th May for the purpose of receiving Subscriptions, for a space of six days. David SCOTT, Henry W. DRINKER.
Regimental Orders – The enrolled Militia belonging to the 116th Regiment, Pa. Militia are notified to assemble by battalions for Inspection and Training on the following days, to wit.
2nd Batt. at the house of Jesse LEE, Eaton, Monday the 15th , and appeals at the house of Capt. David OSTERHOUT, Tunkhannock, by Capt. Latan ROBERTS, Lieut. Richard ADAMS and Lieut. Almond ROGERS
1st Batt. at the house of Henry HALL, Abington, on the 16th, and appeals on the 12th June at the house of Jeremiah CLARK, Abington, by Lieut. Benjamin W. REED, Lieut. Stephen MILLER & Lieut. Abel DAVISSON
Miles AVERY, Col. Of the 116th Reg., Pa. Ma., Falls
Orphan’s Court Sale to be held 27th May, land in Abington Township, bounded by Joseph EDWARDS, CLYMER & MEREDITH, George A. BAILEY, containing 83 acres, late estate of William R. BAILEY, dec’d. George A. BAILEY, Adm’r.
Orphan’s Court Sale to be held 27th May, land in Plymouth, called “Hampton”, being lot No. 26 in the 3rd tier of the 4th division, containing 81 acres. Granted by the Commonwealth to George P. RANSOM by Patent (Book H Vol. 2nd page 299). George Palmer RANSOM, Adm’r.
Wyoming Guards will parade at the house of Widow JOHNSON in Kingston on Monday the 1st of May next. Per Order of Capt. HILL. Jno. SMITH, O. S.
Notice. Whereas my wife Susanna, has left my bed and board, I hereby forbid all persons harboring or trusting her on my account, as I am determined to pay no debts of her contracting after this date. R. CAHOON, Abington, April 19.
Citizen Volunteers Attention. You will meet at the house of H. COLT on Monday the 1st May, properly equipped for parade. There will be on that day, elected on Captain, one first Lieutenant and one second Lieutenant. Joseph P. DENNIS, O. S.
Public Notice. Sundry small Accounts, owing to Christopher APPLETON having been placed in the hands of the Subscriber for collection. John N. CONYNGHAM.
To Farmers. The excellent Horse, Young Membrino, will Stand for Mares this season. Ziba ROBINSON.
Notice. Whereas my wife, Jane, has left my bed and board without any just cause or provocation this is therefore to forbid all persons harboring or trusting her on my account, for I will not pay any debts of her contracting. George BROWN.
List of Letters Remaining on hand in the Post Office at Pittston, April 1st:
Ebnr. L. BOYD
John P. BABB
Abm. N. DECKER
E. CAREY, P. M.
28 April 1826
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Appointments by the Governor:
Molton C. ROGERS and Chas. HUSTON, Esqrs. To be Judges of the Supreme Court.
Thomas BURNSIDE, Esq., to be Judge of the 4th Judicial district, in place of C. HUSTON, Esq.
The Legislature of this state has appointed Garrick MALLERY, Esq., William WARD and James P. BULL, a committee to investigate the concerns of the Northern Bank of Pennsylvania.
A New Post Office has been established in the upper part of Kingston, and William SWETLAND, Esq. appointed Post Master. And one in Dallas, and Truman ATHERTON, Esq. appointed Post Master.
Died – Lately at Bridgeport, Conn., the Hon. Pierpont EDWARDS, District Judge of the U. States, for the District of Connecticut.
Died – Lindley MURRAY, died at his house in Holgate, on the 14th Feb, in the 81st yea of his age. He was a native of Pennsylvania, but resided in New York many years, previously to his settlement in England. He was a member of the Society of Friends.
Polemick Coterie. The members of the Polemick Coterie, are notified to meet agreeably to adjournment at the Lower Room of the east wing of the Court House, on Saturday next the 29th inst., at 3 o’clock in the afternoon. I. C. HAINES, Sec.
Regimental Orders. The enrolled Militia of the 115th Regiment, P. M. will meet at the following places:
1st Batt. at the house of Widow JOHNSON, Kingston on the 11th May and appeal held on the 12th at her house by Capt. Ziba HOYT, Lieut. William JOHNSON and Capt. A. S. HONEWELL.
2nd Batt. at the Public Square in Wilkesbarre on the 13th and appeals at the house of H. COLT, Wilkesbarre, by Capt. John BENEDICT, Capt. Henry DUFFERT and Lieut. Francis DANA on the 12th.
Young Shakespeare will stand for Mares at the stable of Robert STONE, Abington, on Mondays and Tuesdays; at the Stable of Archipus PARISH, Dundaff, on Wednesdays; at the Stable of Benajah MILLARD, Lenox on Thursdays and at the Cotton Factory, Abington on Friday and Saturday. James STONE, 3rd, Abington.
5 May 1826
An Act Authorising the Governor to incorporate the Susquehanna and Delaware Canal and Rail Road Company. 29 Sections listed.
A Durham Boat, loaded with nearly 200 bushels of Lime and about 40 or 50 dollars worth of Castings belonging to Wm. HART, was lately sunk in Nanticoke falls. The Loading was wholly lost, and the lives of some of the hands very narrowly escaped being lost. This misfortune among many others calls loudly for improvement of the River.
The Steam Boat Codorus left here on Monday last for the head waters of the Susquehanna.
Melancholy Occurrence. We learn by a gentleman from Nescopeck, that on Wednesday evening last, while the Steam Boat Pioneer was ascending the Berwick Falls, her Boiler burst & killed three of her crew. Several others were severely scalded, among whom was Mr. BROBST, a late member of Assembly from Columbia County.
Wilkesbarre & Owego Stage. New Arrangement. This line commenced running three times a week, on the first of December last. The Stage leaves Wilkesbarre on the mornings of Saturday, Tuesday & Thursday, and returns on the evenings of Monday, Wednesday and Friday – offering to the traveller from Philadelphia to the Western parts of the State of New York, a speedy, pleasant and uninterrupted conveyance. Fare to Montrose – $2.50 cents, with a reasonable allowance of Baggage, which must be at the owners risk. The Stage starts from and arrives at the house of O. PORTER, where seats may be taken. Thomas MORGAN, Wilkesbarre.
New Cash Store. Received a large assortment of Dry Goods, Groceries, Hard Ware, Queens Ware, Glass Ware, Hats, Shoes, Looking Glasses, Nails, Iron, Steel, Dye Stuffs, Salt &c., all of which he will sell cheap for Cash, Country Orders, Furs or Country Produce. John DONLEY, Wilkesbarre. N. B. No Credit Given.
19 May 1826
Estate of Peter MENICH, request payments and demands. Henry MENICH, Adm’r.
Married – On Thursday the 11th inst. By Rev. GILDERSLEEVE, Rev. Ferdinand H. VANDERVERE, of Hyde Park, N. Y., to Miss Mary V., daughter of Rev. GILDERSLEEVE.
Berwick, May 13. The body of John TURK, one of the sufferers who was thrown over board, by the explosion of one of the boilers of the Steam Boat, “Susquehanna and Baltimore,” on the 3rd inst. Was found, about 6 miles below this place, on Thursday last. Search has been made for the body of Mr. WITMARSH, but without success. Mr. MAYNARD, the Engineer, it is thought will not recover, the others are fast recovering. Postscript – Since the paper was put to press, the body of Seber WHITMARSH, was found about a mile and a half below town.
For Sale Cheap. Four Yoke of good working Oxen. Any person wishing to buy will find the Oxen at the house of Mr. LAZARUS in Hanover. John BRANDON, Hanover.
Notice. An election will be held on the first Monday of June next, at the house of Charles OTIS, Tunkhannock Township, for the purpose of electing Three Managers for the Bridgewater and Wilkesbarre Turnpike Road Company. Benjamin PERRY, Sec’y.
26 May 1826
A young man by the name of Tallman OLMSTEAD, by the occupation a tanner and shoemaker, left his parents about twenty-five years ago, and has not been heard of for the last fifteen years. His aged mother, Mrs. Comfort OLMSTEAD, now residing in Durham, Greene County, N. Y. requests information respecting him, and that printers in the United Sates would please to notice this in their respective papers.
The Susquehanna and Delaware Canal and Rail Road Company, will receive subscriptions to the Stock of said Company, opened on the 19th June next at: Merchant’s Coffee House, Philadelphia; House of William WHITE, Easton and H. COLT, Wilkesbarre. David SCOTT, Henry W. DRINKER, John COOLBAUGH, James M. PORTER, William STROUD, Commissioners.
Ten Dollars Reward. Whereas, some Person or Persons have feloniously taken and carried away the Windows from the Toll-House at the then mile Run, on the Easton & Wilkesbarre Turnpike road. The above Reward is offered for information so that the Windows may be recovered and the perpetrators of the crime convicted thereof. Jesse FELL, President of said Turnpike Co.
Married – On Sunday the 21st inst. by Rev. MILLER, Jesse HARDING, to Miss Nancy, daughter of George MILLER, Esq., both of Eaton Township.
Fire on the mountains. The later part of last week this part of the country was completely enveloped in a thick, hazy, disagreeable cloud of smoke, and the mountain east of this, at evening presented the appearance of one continued mass of fire. The damage done to the soil, timber, &c. is immense. Several dwelling houses and a saw mill a few miles distant we learn were burnt to the ground, and several others would have been, had not a merciful ruler stopped the progress of the fire by a moderate torrent of rain.
The rain that fell on Saturday evening and Sunday morning last, was of great benefit to vegetation, through not sufficient to satiate the parching earth.
The Delaware Democrat and Pike & Wayne Advertiser, will be published by S. D. LEWIS & B. A. BIDLACK.
Estate of Jacob SMETHER, late of Nescopeck Township, requests payments and demands. Jonas BUSS, Adm’r.
2 June 1826
Public Sale of Lands by the German Reformed Congregation, Philadelphia, will be held on 6th June, at the house of John BITTENBENDER, Nescopeck Township, for two tracts of land in Luzerne County. One consisting of 1200 acres in Nescopeck Township and the other of 4000 acres in Hanover Township, Mr. Asa JONES resides upon the tract, and those wishing to purchase, can see the land by calling on him. Henry DERINGER, T. A. ACHTERNACHT.
The Mauch Chunk Reporter, to be published by H. COURTRIGHT & H. WEBB, at Mauch Chunk, Northampton County.
Died – Quincy MAYNARD, the engineer on board the steam-boat Susquehanna and Baltimore, who was so severely injured by the bursting of the boiler, died on the 13th ult. at Berwick, at the house of Dr. JACKSON. He leaves a destitute wife and six little daughters, the oldest not yet arrived at her eleventh year.
The Northern Pennsylvanian is to be published by Amzi WILSON, at Dundaff, for Susquehanna, Luzerne, Wayne and Pike Counties.
9 June 1826
We learn from the Kentucky Reporter that the trial of BEAUCHAMP at Frankfort, Ky. For the murder of Col. SHARP, was brought to a close on Friday evening, the 19th ult. The Jury found him guilty. The wife of the prisoner who was supposed to be an accessory to the murder, has been acquitted by the examining Court.
Two Dollars Reward. Strayed away from the Subscriber on the 15th May last, a Sorrel Mare Colt, two years old. Henry COBB, Greenfield.
The time will soon arrive, when the payment for our late purchase of new type will become due. In order to be able to meet it, we shall have to take a tour through the country, and call upon our Subscribers &c. generally, all of whom, that can possibly, we hope will favor us with the amount due in money. Nothing need be said to urge our respective friends and patrons to be prepared to meet our small demands, as the fact that we must discharge large debts, will doubtless prompt them to aid us by the payments of small ones. It being 2 years next month, since the accounts of the office are payable to the present proprietor, the demand against those who receive their papers by mail and at the office, will be 4 dollars – against those who receive them by mail carriers, 5 dollars, unless the amount for carrying will have been settled with the carrier, in such cases the amount will be 4 dollars. Those who live out of the county will please transmit by mail.
The Jury, in the case of Commonwealth vs GREEN, charged with the murder of Sergeant CLUNETTE, of the Navy Yard at Philadelphia, have brought in a verdict of Guilty of Murder in the second degree.
An old fashioned Marriage Portion. Capt. John HULL, who was one of the first founders of the Old South Church, Capt. of Anc. and Hon. Artillery, a Representative of that town, and in 1680 and assistant, was a man of wealth. A daughter of his was married to Major Samuel DEWALL. As usual in those days, the father was expected to give his daughter a marriage portion. “So father HULL, after his daughter was completely, and richly too, dressed and prepared for the ceremony, caused her to be put into one side of a large pair of scales, in the presence of her friends, and then piled on dollars and crowns, silver money, until they weighed her down.” Report says she was a plump, hearty girl – This must have been a fat marriage portion in these days. Boston Newsletter
Married – In Kingston last evening, by the Rev. Enoch HUNTINGTON, David BALDWIN, to Miss Penelope, Daughter of Major Samuel THOMAS, both of that place.
Married – In this borough on __(no date)__ last by John MYERS, Esq., Ephraim WHITE, an old revolutionary soldier, to Mrs. Ann TILLEY.
Married – In this borough on Wednesday evening last, by the Rev. Joseph PAINTER, John BRANDON, one of the editors of this paper, to Miss Jane, daughter of James CUMMINGS, dec’d, both of this place. Williamsport Gazette
Notice. Whereas, my wife Polly, has left my bed and board without any just and laudable reasons for so doing – therefore all persons are forbidden to harbor or trust her on my account, as I am determined to pay no debts of her contracting after this date. Richard SNIDER, Exeter. May 15, 1825 (date is correct – but in later papers it is changed to 1826)
16 June 1826
Locusts. A correspondent informs us, that on a visit last evening at his friend’s house, four miles from this city, on the Bloomingdale road, he discovered large quantities of the real locusts. They come from the ground in the evening, and crawl upon the trees, the day after having exchanged their shell or coverings for wings, arms and legs. The holes in the hard earth from which they issue, are from 8 to 11 inches. N. Y. Statesman
Locusts. Immense swarms of Locusts have made their appearance in the vicinity of New Brunswick, N. J.
The Susquehanna & Delaware Canal & Rail road.
At a meeting of the Susquehanna and Lehigh canal commissioners held at Mauch Chunk on the 6th ult, Dr. Samuel HEADLY, Nathan BEACH and Jacob DRUMHELLER, Esquires, were appointed a committee to explore the proposed routs for connecting these two rivers.
Lafayette College, Easton, incorporated at the late Session of the Legislature is intended to go into operation as soon as it may be practicable. At a meeting of the Trustees held on the 17th ult., they elected: Col. James M. PORTER, President; Joel JONES, Esq., Secretary; Col. Thomas M’KEAN, Treasurer.
The corner stone of the Episcopal church at Harrisburg, will be laid on the 24th of June (St. John’s day) when, agreeably to a resolution, the members of Perseverance Lodge, No. 21, will walk in procession.
Wanted. Twenty Men, that understands Mining Coal – to whom liberal wages will be given. Thomas BORBIDGE, Kingston.
Bridgewater and Wilkesbarre Turnpike. The following were elected Managers on June 5th: Benjamin DORRANCE, John WILSON, David POST. State Managers, appointed by the Auditor General: Andrew BEAUMONT, Jonah BREWSTER.
La Fayette Riflemen. You are hereby notified to parade on Tuesday the Fourth day of July next, at the house of C. OTIS in Tunkhannock, completely equipt for military exercise as the law requires. Cyrus H. AVERY, Capt., Tunkhannock.
The Subscribers have recently obtained a Deed of the Patent Right for BALLOU’S Threshing Machine for the counties of Luzerne, Susquehanna, Bradford, Columbia, Northmoreland and Dauphin, Pike, Wayne, Northampton and Lehigh. Jeremiah & D. B. BLANCHARD, Pittston.
In the winter of 1825, the machinery threshed and cleaned 75 bushels of wheat in less than seven hours, and measured and stored it in the granary at the same time. David PERKINS.
We, have witnessed the performance of the threshing machine, and do most cheerfully recommend it to the public as worthy of their attention: Elisha ATHERTON, E. SHOEMAKER and Benj. DORRANCE, Kingston, June 15, 1826.
I, the Subscriber, have built BALLOU’S Threshing Machine, and have had it in operation for 4 months. George LAZARUS, Hanover, June 12, 1825.
I have this day seen George LAZARUS’ Threshing Machine in operation for the first time. Isaac HARTZELL, Hanover, June 2, 1826.
23 June 1826
Millinery Notice. It becomes necessary to inform those who are indebted to the Subscriber, for articles furnished by her Millinery Shop, that in consequence of a contemplated removal, prompt payment must be made within sixty days to enable her to fulfil her engagements. It is earnestly hoped that this notice will be punctually complied with. For Ann M. OVERTON, N. L. DRAKE, Wilkesbarre.
J. O. BEAUCHAMP has been convicted of the murder of Col. SHARP, of Frankfort, Ky., and sentence of death has been passed which is to be executed on the 7th July.
Iron Ore has been discovered on Loyalsock Creek on land belonging to John MILLER. Lycoming Gazette
A distressing accident happened in Cattawissa Township, at the house of Mr. BOUDINE a few days ago, the particulars of which we learn are as follows: Mr. B. was sinking a well, and found it necessary to blow through some rocks: the usual process was gone thro’ for this purpose, but owing to some default the powder did not ignite when fire was thrown down. A young man of the name of Hiram CLAVER, descended the well, to ascertain the cause which prevented the explosion. In a very short time he became helpless, called for assistance, and a malatto man named Samuel _(no surname)_ went down into the well to aid him. He tied him in a bucket, but unfortunately as they were drawing him up the well rope broke, and he was precipitated to the bottom, by which he was severely wounded in the head. In the mean time Sam appeared to faint in the well, and before assistance could be rendered, they were both no more. An extraordinary circumstance attending the catastrophe, is, that the well was only sinking, had never been covered, had no water in it, was at no great depth, and that the death of these two persons was occasioned in the same manner by which it is occasioned, in descending old wells long disused. Danville Watchman
The Sugarloaf Rifle Company, are hereby notified that an Election will be held at the house of Capt. Jacob DRUMHELLER, Conyngham, on the 4th July next, to elect a Captain, one first and one second Lieutenant, for said Company. Samuel THOMAS, Brigade Inspector, Kingston.
Estate of Ruel ROBINSON, late of Windham Township, requests payments and demands. Nabby and Ira ROBINSON, Executors, Windham.
CONNER’S Mineral Spring. This Spring, known in the neighborhood as Conner’s Spring, has long been the resort of many inhabitants of the vicinity during the sultry season, on account of the beneficial influence of the water, as well as its pleasant and secluded situation. It is situated within a mile of the public square, and the greater part of the way leading through a green wood, it affords a most refreshing promenade during the warm seasons.
The Subscribers, under a belief, that in proportion as the knowledge of the virtues of this water become extended in such proportion will the number of its virtues increase, have been induced to erect buildings at the Spring for accommodation and comfort, at a considerable expence, and indent to keep in their variety, refreshments. Visitors will also be furnished with the means of various kinds of amusement, calculated to drive dull care away.
In short, they will spare no pains to render their establishment worthy of the patronage of the public, and a favorite place of resort during the summer season: and they indulge in hope, that such of the inhabitants of our Commercial Cities, as may chance to visit the pleasant valley of Wyoming and inhale the invigorating breezes from its mountains, will give to their infant establishment, that patronage, which from their exertions to please, they trust it will be found to merit. John J. WARD & Co., Wilkesbarre.
30 June 1826
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Married – In this borough, on Wednesday evening last, by the Rev. GILDERSLEEVE, Samuel HOW, formerly of the city of Philadelphia, to Miss Caroline OGDEN, of the former place.
Died – At White Springs, N. Y., Mrs. Mehetable PRIOR, aged 42 years, wife of Jesse PRIOR, and eldest daughter of Rev. BIDLACK, of Kingston.
Appointment by the Post Master General. Zephaniah KNAPP, Esq., to be Post-Master for the township of Pittston, in place of E. CARY, Esq., resigned.
4th of July. A meeting of citizens of the borough of Wilkesbarre, convened at the office of Judge SCOTT on Monday, 26th inst., for the purpose of taking into consideration the Celebration of the approaching anniversary of American Independence. Daniel COLLINGS was called to the chair and John DONLEY appointed secretary.
Resolved that we will meet on the 4th of July next and invite all the revolutionary soldiers within the county to join with us and partake of a dinner to be prepared for the occasion.
Resolved that citizens of adjoining township be solicited to assist us in thus showing our gratitude to the few remaining veterans of ’76.
Resolved that a committee be appointed to make necessary arrangements, and that this committee consist of the sons of revolutionary soldiers. That Andrew BEAUMONT, Benjamin A. BIDLACK and William S. ROSS, form the committee.
A man by the name of M’CARTNEY [MCCARTNEY]confined in the House of Correction, in Boston, for intemperance, committed suicide on Friday last by cramming his stocking down his throat!
Powder Mill blown up. Last Thursday morning, the pounding mill connected with the powder works of Messrs. HUBBARD and PARSONS, in Brighton, about five miles east of Rochester, New York, was blown up. Nathan HOBBS was at work in the mill at the time: he was so badly burnt that he survived but two days.
Notice. Whereas in pursuance of an Act of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, an Attachment has been granted by the Subscriber, one of the Justices of the Peace in and for the County of Luzerne, against a certain Doctor Matthias BUTTON of the Township of Northmoreland, in said County, whereon certain Goods, Chattels and effects of the said Doct. Matthias BUTTON have been attached and are now in the hands of Orange FULLER, Esq., and Chester BROWN, of the same township, until they shall be disposed of according to law. This is to give Notice to the Creditors of said Doct. Matthias BUTTON to appear on Friday the 28th day of July next, at the house of Anson and Chester BROWN in said township of Northmoreland, Shopkeepers, then and there to discover and make proof of their demands agreeably to the directions of said Act. Isaac HARDING, Justice of the Peace.
Register’s Notice. Settlements of the following persons, deceased have been filed by the executors & administrators:
George NAGLE, late of Hanover Township
Stephen ARNOLD, Union Township
Alexander SWARDTWOUT, Northmoreland Township
Jeremiah HESS, Nescopeck.
7 July 1826
Information wanted. Hiram P. EDWARDS left this town in Sept. last, on a journey to the state of Ohio, since which he has not been heard from. If living he is earnestly requested to communicate by letter with his eldest brother. Any person having knowledge of said Hiram will confer a favor of magnitude on his aged Father and family, by addressing a line to Jason WILSON, Esq., P.M. Great Bend, Susquehanna Co., Pa.
Register’s Notice. Settlements of the following persons, deceased have been filed by the executors & administrators:
George P. RANSOM, Jr., of Plymouth
John KELLY, of Kingston
Hail Storm. On Sunday afternoon last, Pittston Township was visited with the most destructive hail storm that was ever experienced in this County. The grain crops are said to have been beaten to the ground, and corn, particularly, torn to atoms. Fruit, and other trees are entirely stripped, of even leaves & small twigs. The houses on the N. E. sides are left without a single pane of glass. The storm came into Pittston on the N. West, and continued its ravages through the township, the distance of about 1 __ miles in width to the S. East. The hail stones were about as large as musket balls. One of the principal sufferers, is Mr. BEESUCKER, a very industrious & worthy tenant of Zenus BARNUM. This gentleman had toiled early and late to put into the ground a large crop of grain, and upon the avails rested his hopes, but alas, in almost an instant, it was thrown into a mass of destruction. A gentleman who left Pittston at 9 o’clock on Monday morning informs us that, at that hour a bushel of hail could have been gathered with little difficulty.
4th of July Celebration. Upwards of 40 aged heroes, who shared in the fatigues and dangers of the war of ’76 were present for the celebration. When orders for marching were given, the music struck upon the favorite national tune, “Yankee Doodle.” The procession, under the command of Capt. Wm. S. ROSS, marched with a slow and steady step around a part of the borough & returned to the Presbyterian Church. After being seated, Judge SCOTT read the Declaration of Independence. After prayer, the Rev. BIDLACK, one of the aged veterans of the revolution delivered the address to a large audience. After the conclusion of the address a fervent prayer was offered up in behalf of the old veterans, when the procession again formed as before, and marched to the Court-House. Here we had a fair view of the aged worthies in a compact body, seated down to a sumptuous dinner. A number of toasts were drank with much good cheer and unanimity, accompanied by the warlike sound of cannon. [Note – the names of the veterans were not listed.]
Suicide – Thomas OWEN, a respectable importer of Dry Goods in Philadelphia, hung himself in his Warehouse in that city on the 28th ult. He was between 35 and 40 years of age, and a native of England.
Creditors take notice, That we have applied to the Judges of the Court of Luzerne County, for the benefit of the insolvent laws, and that they have appointed the first Monday in August next, at the Court house in Wilkesbarre to hear us and our Creditors, at which time and place you can attend. Horace PARKER.
List of Letters Remaining in the Post Office at Wilkesbarre, July 1st:
George BREGG, jun.
Chas. A. CHRISTMAN
Henry W. ELLIOTT
William C. JOHNSON
John A. KENNEDY
Minor T. LEAVINWORTH
Charles MC CLASKY
Rev. Marmaduke PIERCE
John SORBER, 2nd
William O. TENCH
John A. WILLIAMS
A. BEAUMONT, P. M.
List of Letters, Remaining in the Post Office at Kingston, July 1st:
V. M. DIBOLL
Thomas B. NASE
Thomas BORBRIDGE, P.M.
List of Letters, Remaining on hand in the Post Office at Tunkhannock, July 1st:
David or Noah PATRICK
Alfred HINES, Esq.
John MORRISON, Esq.
Joseph B. TUTTLE, P. M.
The Treasurer’s Sale of Unseated Lands for Taxes, stands adjourned on the 7th August, at 9 o’clock, A. M. John MYERS, Treasurer of Luzerne County.
14 July 1826
Death of PULASKI, the gallant soldier, native of Poland, in Rev. War.
A Whirlwind, we have been informed lately passed over the Susquehanna a few miles below Columbia, and in its progress raised a column of water apparently 3 or 4 feet in diameter, which ascended with a violent rushing noise and passed into an overhanging cloud. The upper part of the column spread and assumed a broom like appearance as it approached the cloud, the water becoming covered into misty spray by the violence with which it was carried upward. In general appearance the phenomenon resembled the water spouts of the ocean and the lakes. York Recorder
Death of Thomas JEFFERSON. The author of the Declaration of Independence breathed his last at Monticello on the fourth of this month, at 10 minutes before one o’clock. National Intelligencer
Died – About 6 o’clock on the 4th of July, John ADAMS terminated his useful and honourable life. Boston Patriot, July 6.
The news of the death of Mr. JEFFERSON and Mr. ADAMS, was known at Wilkesbarre, about ten o’clock on the evening of Monday last. At that hour the bells commenced sounding the funeral knell of these champions of liberty, which was continued incessantly till 4 o’clock next morning, and at intervals until this morning.
Lightning! The church and school house of Mr. OWEN, was struck by lightning on the 24th ult. The church was occupied as a workshop and sixty persons were engaged in exercises, several were struck down but not much injured. Berwick Gazette
We mentioned last week that one of the principal suffers by the hail storm at Pittston was Mr. BEESUCKER – we learn that although his loss was very great, that of Stephen HODGDON was much greater. Mr. HODGDON had growing about 60 acres of wheat, said to have promised an abundant and good crop, but owing to the injury it sustained by the storm, it is said, two thirds of it at least will be lost.
GILBERT, who lately killed his wife by stabbing her in a house of ill fame, in New York, because she had deserted him; has been tried and acquitted, on the ground of his being partially deranged by a blow, and which derangement was completed by his wife’s misconduct.
Sheriff’s Sales, to be held August 5th:
1. Land in Wilkesbarre Township, bounded by road leading from the borough to Benjamin CAREY’S in Hanover, JAMESON, HORTON, Miller HORTON, Joel BURRET, containing one acre, late estate of Abraham MOCK. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of John GREENAWALT against Abraham MOCK.
2. Land in Plymouth Township, bounded by back road leading through Plymouth Township, Abraham NESBITT, Noah WADHAMS, William COOPER, dec’d, containing 10 acres, with the coal bed and all the privileges that the said John PIERCE and Stephen EVANS had. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Philad’a. Bank against John PIERCE and Peletiah PIERCE.
3. Land in Tunkhannock Township, bounded by the Susquehanna River, Nathan FITCH, Robert TAYLOR, containing 7 acres, late estate of Samuel HEADLY. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Philad’a. Bank against Henry GREEN and Samuel HEADLY who survived Hezekiah SMITH.
4. Land in Newport Township, bounded by the Susquehanna River, James STEEWART, Washington LEE, lands of unknown on the south, now in the possession of Susannah LEOB, known by the name of the Honney Pott, containing about 200 acres, late estate of John A. LEOB, of Newport, dec’d. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Philad’a. Bank against Charles J. CHRISTELL and Susannah LEOB, Adm’rs. Of John A. LEOB, dec’d.
5. Land in Pittston Township, bounded by highway, containing 65 acres, being part of lot no. 35 in the 1st division in Pittston which is contained in a certificate issued to Martha DAVISDON, dated 21 Jan. 1804, and which tract became vested in Joseph MARCY. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Philad’a. Bank against Joseph MARCY, Rufus BENNET and Ebenezer MARCY.
6. Land in Wilkesbarre Township, bounded by Lot No. 13 in 3rd division, Stephen ABBOT’S orchard, Asher MINER, Thomas WRIGHT, dec’d, lot No. 16, main road, Matthias HOLLENBACK, John CORTRIGHT, Stephen ABBOT, containing 50 acres (being parts of lots no. 12, 14 & 15) late estate of Josiah WRIGHT. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Jacob CIST (now dec’d) against Josiah WRIGHT.
7. Land in Plymouth Township, being part of Lot No. 30 in middle tier of 3rd division, bounded by Lot No. 29, 31, 30, containing 16 acres. Seized and taken at the suit of Philip SHUPP, Jr., admin. of Philip SHUPP, dec’d, against Jacob MYERS.
8. Land in Sugarloaf Township, bounded by Philip and Jacob RUTH, vacant lands, Stephen BALLIET, Philip and Samuel WOODRING, containing 96 acres. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Peter BROWN against Henry BEER.
21 July 1826
Article on the life of Thomas JEFFERSON.
Article on the life of John ADAMS.
Murder at Washington City – Tobias MARTIN went with his wife to the house of Mr. DEVAUGHN, and enquired for the Hat and Basket, which had been taken from his son while gathering blackberries on the place occupied by DEVAUGHN. He received brutal language; furious dogs were set on him and DEVAUGHN discharged a musket loaded with slugs, which were received into MARTIN’S breast. He exclaimed “I am a dead man!” – bid his wife a kind farewell – and died. A coroner’s inquest brought in a verdict of wilful murder and DEVAUGHN who fled has been apprehended and committed to prison.
It sometimes happens that printers are compelled to balance a Subscription account by the “running away” of a Subscriber – and it has been made a custom by many of the fraternity, to publish such honorable gentlemen, as the only satisfaction left them. The plan we think is a good one, and if printers generally would adopt it, it would no doubt prove a benefit.
On our Books we find the following: Alfred BRACE, July 1, 1824 – to Democrat and Postage 2 years from date, $5.00. By leaving the country.
Mr. BRACE is represented to us as being a pretty stout pated hero, who, having formed an intimacy with one Doctor BUTTON, commenced the study of medicine. After progressing rapidly for a part of a year, it is said he graduated, when he “cleared the cape” without even preventing this notice. Rumor says that he is now practicing physic, somewhere in Dauphin County – if so, the Harrisburg Editors may subserve the cause of humanity, and perhaps save some of their readers from the deathly jaws of Quackery by noticing this article.
Vaccine Matter, we understand has been received by the Physicians of this borough – It perhaps would be well for parents to avail themselves of the present opportunity of securing their children against a disease always loathsome and frequently fatal.
The late freshet occasioned by the heavy rains the early part of this month, done immense damage in Nescopeck Township. The brides on the principal streams in that township were swept away. Much Grain and other articles were carried away by the water or destroyed. The damage sustained in that township along, we have heard estimated at $5,000. Damage in several other townships is said to be but little less. In Salem, the bank on the upper side of the road is gullied in places beyond creadibility. Masses of earth washed from the level above, are seen by the road side in large quantities. Stone, apparently of 500 lbs. Weight came tumbling with the earth to the level beneath.
At a Chopping-Bee made by Chancey CASE, in Township of Falls, on the 4th July 1826, after the company had partaken of an excellent dinner, it was motioned that each man should drink a toast expressive of his feelings.
Presidents of Congress under the Confederation:
1774: Peyton RANDOLPH, Henry MIDDLETON
1775: John HANCOCK
1777: Henry LAURENS
1778: John JAY (alive in 1826)
1779: Saml. HUNTINGTON
1780: Thomas M’KEAN
1781: John HANSON
1782: Elias BOUDINOT
1783: Thomas MIFFLIN
1784: Kichard H. LEE
1786: Nathaniel GORHAM
1787: Arthur ST CLAIR
1788: Cyrus GRIFFIN
Presidents of the United States:
1788 – 1797: George WASHINGTON (died Dec. 14, 1799)
1797 – 1801: John ADAMS (died July 4, 1826)
1801 – 1809: Thomas JEFFERSON
1809 – 1817: James MADISON
1817 – 1825: James MONROE
From 1825: John Quincy ADAMS
Forgiving Husband. Joseph MATHEWS, of Gardiner, says “whereas my wife Irena, like Noah’s Dove: Has returned to my bed, and behaves as a pleasant wife, this is to revoke my former advertisement.” As he forgives so freely, does he forget so easily!
Died – Rev. George LOCHMAN, D. D., pastor of the Lutheran churches in Harrisburg & its neighborhood, died in this place on Monday morning last, in the 53rd year of his age. Harrisburg Oracle
The Democratic Republicans of Luzerne County, are requested to meet at the Court House, in the borough of Wilkesbarre, on Tuesday of the first week of next August Court, at early candle light, to make arrangements for the approaching annual election – punctual attendance is requested. Charles D. SHOEMAKER, William S. ROSS, Benjamin BIDLACK, Standing Committee.
List of Letters, Remaining on hand in the Post Office at Pittston, July 1st:
Zephaniah KNAPP, P. M.
28 July 1826
The Oldest Warrior in the World. There is now living in Edgartown, Mass. The oldest warrior perhaps now in the world. Capt. Peter PEASE. He was a cabin boy in the fleet which went with Gen. PEPPERELL, at the taking of Capt. BRETON, in 1745. He has his reason, and is able to walk a mile without resting.
Lexington, Ky, 10 July – On the 8th Isaac B. DESHA, cut his throat, so badly that he is supposed to be dead by this time. His windpipe was cut, and he was speechless. Pen, ink, and paper were given him – and he wrote that he was not guilty of the murder of BAKER. [See further reports]
Three hundred & thirty five thousand barrels of Flour were brought to the Baltimore market during the six months ending on the 1st inst. Of this quantity, about seventy-eight thousand barrels came from the Susquehanna country.
Estate of John LANNING, late of Owego, New York, dec’d, requests payments and demands. A. BEAUMONT, Adm’r., Wilkesbarre.
Washington Guards, are to parade on Saturday the fifth day of August next, at ten o’clock A. M. at the house of William HICKS, Kingston, completely equipt for military exercise as the law directs. Those wishing to obtain buttons will please to call your Captain. Platt HITCHCOCK, Capt., Kingston.
For Sale at E. APPLETON’S Store, on Laurel Run, a Few Barrels of Mess Pork, or by the piece – find smoked hams and at any time Fresh Pork by the Hog. Also First Rage Rye Whiskey by the barrel or Retail. Likewise A General Assortment of Store Goods at low Prices for Cash or Country Produce.
BEAUCHAMP, the murderer of Col. SHARP was executed on the 7th inst. His wife who had been permitted to tarry with her husband in prison, died about the time of his execution. They had both taken laudanum for the purpose of destroying their lives, but without effect, when they resorted to the knife. Both were stabbed, & Mrs. BEAUCHAMP, so mortally as to cause her death. It is not known whether he or she directed the weapon.
Afflicting. On Saturday evening last, while several boys were indulging in a too frequent practice of swimming, one of them, Henry, eldest son of Geo. DICKOVER, about 12, was drowned. The alarm was given by his young comrades, all of whom, were under 12 years of age and not of sufficient strength to render assistance. Several men ran to the spot and the body was soon discovered and brought from its watery bed by David BLANCHARD. Medical aid was procured in a few minutes, but their every exertion was in vain. The spark of life was extinct, and its resuscitation beyond the power of human skill. This is a loud warning to parents. They cannot, it is true, control their children’s acts when out of their presence, but how careful ought they to be, to caution them against a danger to which they are so frequently exposed. There is scarcely an hour in the day but children of the age of this boy, and younger, are seen paddling in the river. Children, themselves, should be alarmed and refrain. Before they are numbered with the unfortunate Henry.
A respectable meeting of the Citizens of the Borough of Wilkesbarre, and its vicinity, convened at the Court House on Saturday the 22nd July inst. for the purpose of taking into consideration suitable measures to be adopted, expressive of their grief for the loss of the illustrious Patriarchs of our Revolution, Thomas JEFFERSON and John ADAMS. Ebenezer BOWMAN, Esq., was called to the chair and Gen. William ROSS, appointed secretary. Resolved, that as a humble testimony of our respect & veneration for the dead, it be recommended to the Citizens of Wilkesbarre to wear the usual badge of mourning for the term of Thirty Days. And while we offer this feeble but unfeigned tribute of respect and homage to the memories of these fathers of our Republic, we ought not, we cannot be unmindful of those who lost their lives in the defence of our immediate homes and firesides. The ashes of Three Hundred Martyrs who fell under the tomahawk and scalping knife of the merciless savage upon the murderous plains of Abraham and whose veins were filled with the kindred life-stream of those who inhabit this valley, lie entombed without a stone or even a mound of earth to mark the spot. Therefore Resolved, also, that a Committee of seven be appointed to take into consideration the subject of erecting a suitable monument to the memory of those who fell in the memorable Wyoming Massacre, and take such other measures in the premises as they may deem expedient. That Col. Benjamin DORRANCE, Col. E. SHOEMAKER, A. COLT, Esq., Gen. Wm. ROSS, Elisha HARDING, E. BLACKMAN & Ebenezer SLOCUM be appointed for the purposes above mentioned.
Judge SCOTT, one of the canal commissioners and Mr. BENNET, the engineer, employed by the canal commissioners to explore the Susquehanna route for a canal passed through this village on the 16th inst. in the stage on their way to the northern line of the state, where they will commence the survey. Bard. Set.
Died – At Monticello, fifty minutes past twelve, July the 4th, Thomas JEFFERSON, in the 84th year of his age. More on the particulars of his death given.
Thomas JEFFERSON and John ADAMS, some facts: Were the only two who signed the Declaration of Independence on the Fourth July, 1776, who were alive on the same day in 1826. Both were on the committee who drafted that document. One the writer and the other the seconder of the motion for adopting it. JEFFERSON died the same hour in the day during which the declaration was adopted and ADAMS on the same hour in which it was promulgated to the people.
A further remarkable coincidence is that our ex-Presidents, John ADAMS was eight years older than Thomas JEFFERSON; JEFFERSON eight years older than James MADISON; MADISON eight years older than James MONROE; MONROE eight years older than John QUINCY ADAMS.
Mr. ADAMS was the only president who has been succeeded in the highest office by his son, and he was the only President who had a son to succeed him. And the son has been elected to the high trust by the same party which rejected the father.
Came to the enclosure of the Subscriber sometime in June last, a dark Cow. Deodat SMITH, Pittston.
4 August 1826
Married – In this township, on Wednesday, the 26th ult, by John MYERS, Esq., Mr. WORDON and Miss Lucinda YARINGTON, daughter of Peter YARINGTON.
We have been earnestly requested by several inhabitants of Northmoreland and elsewhere to give Doctor BUTTON a place in our paper – the following letter from a respectable citizen of Northmoreland, who knew BUTTON well, and whose veracity is undoubted:
Northmoreland, July 22:
Sir, I observed in your paper an article respecting Dr. BRACE, which is much approved of, as it is believed to be perfect justice both as it respects the debt, and his three month’s profession here. And why not give Dr. BUTTON, (BRACE’S preceptor, and fellow-runaway) a small touch – they both resided about six miles below Harrisburg, Pa. BUTTON resided in this township one or two years, where he doctor’d some and ran into debt in a way that it was not generally known. About the first of April last, he built an ark and bought a load of staves mostly on credit promising to pay in a short time. He borrowed money where he could and went off unsuspected. He is a very trifling quack, having had but little advantage from an education. A worthy Widow who keeps a tavern in Exeter, had trusted him to a considerable amount, under a promise of receiving her money in a few days, but absconded without even sparing the widow. I am sir yours, _(blank)_ Mr. BUTTON we understand is a brother to the one mentioned in the following article. It is said that he slyly passed through this place on Sunday last on his way to Dauphin Co., from a visit to his brother on the canal, where they had been together two weeks previous to the elopement of his brother. So say the gentleman directly from the canal.
A Swindler Exposed! Otis BUTTON, a partner with Mr. TRESSEY in a considerable job on the Delaware and Hudson Canal, received last week a payment on the work of 3,000, with which he absconded, leaving his creditors nothing but his tools, and about 150 men who had confided in a villain, with not the means of paying for a dinner. Some of the poor fellows had even lent him money, and to most of them he owes two, three and four months wages. So black and infamous a fraud has not hither to come under our notice, and it is but an act of justice to publish the swindler, that others may be on their guard. He is between 25 and 30 yeas of age, above the middle size, stout made, fresh and light complexion, light hair and eyes. He belongs to the western part of New York. We understand that two persons from Kingston, who went in pursuit of BUTTON to recover a considerable sum of money overtook him at Ithaca, and got from him all but $400 of their demand.
Isaac B. DESHA was alive at the last accounts from Cynthiana. He persisted in declaring himself innocent of the murder of BAKER, but had communicated no facts to acquit him in public opinion. [KY; see other reports]
Nicholas CAMPBELL, one of the destroyers of the Tea, at GRIFFIN’S Wharf, Boston, is now living at Bristol, R. I. in the 94th year of his age.
We regret to learn that the barn of James BARBER, who resides in Derry Township, Columbia Co. was struck by lightning on Friday last, and consumed together with all its contents among which was a valuable horse. Advocate
The Governor has offered a reward, by proclamation, of one hundred dollars, for the apprehension of the murderers of Jacob SWINEFORD, if secured within fifty miles of the place where the murder was committed, and another hundred if secured at any great distance.
Baptist Meeting. The August Quarterly Meeting of the Susquehanna Baptist Association, will be held in Huntington, at Daniel FULLERS, on the Friday the 18th August, at 1 o’clock, P. M. and continue until Lord’s day evening (if the Lord will).
New Goods from City of New York have just been received at the store of RICE & COOK, which they will dispose of at the stand lately occupied by Jacob RICE, near his Mills, on lower terms than sold formerly for Cash or Produce.
Estray. Came to the enclosure of the Subscriber, living on the Drinker Road, 6 miles above Stoddartsville, on 24th July, a bright sorrel mare. John NAGLE, Covington.
11 August 1826
Battle of Fort Griswold, Groton Heights in 1775.
At a very critical period of the Revolutionary War, when there was great difficulty in procuring supplies for the American Army, and when there was danger of its dissolution, for want of provision to keep it together, a number of patriotic gentlemen, gave their bonds to the among of 260,000 pounds sterling in gold and silver for procuring them. The provisions were procured, the army supplied and kept together, and as a consequence of this act of patriotism, our independence was achieved. In order that the names of these choice spirits may not be forgotten, we select the present, in our opinion, appropriate occasion, to hand them down to this generation. Let their memories be cherished for the fondest recollections: (amounts in pounds)’
10,000: Robert MORRIS, B. M’CLENNAGHAM
6,900: A. BANNER & Co.
5,500: Tench FRANCIS
5,000: Jas. WILSON, Wm. BINGHAM, Rich’d PETERS, Saml. MEREDITH, James MEASE, Thomas BARCLAY, Saml. MORRIS, jr., Robert L. HOOPER, Hugh SHIELD, Philip MOORE, Mathew IRWIN, Thomas IRWIN, John BENZET, Henry HILL, John MORGAN, Thomas WILLING, Samuel POWELL, John M_XON, Robt. BRIDGES
4,000: John DUNLAP, Michael H_LLEGAS, William COATES, Emanuel EYRE, James BODDEN, John MEASE, Joseph CARSON, Thomas LEIPER, KEAN & NICHOLAS
3,000: Saml. MORRIS, Isaac MOSES, Chas. THOMPSON, John PRINGLE, Samuel MILES
2,500: Cadwalader MORRIS, Matthew CLARKSON
2,000: Thos. M’KEAN, Jno. DONALDSON, John STEMETZ, Benjm. RANDOLPH, Abrm. BICKLEY, Owen BIDDLE, John GIBSON, Chas. PETIT, Jno. MITCHELL, Robert KNOX, John BULLOCK, Joseph REED, Francis GURNEY, Geo. CAMPBELL, John WHARTON, Benj. RUSH, Thos. LAWRENCE, Jos. BLEIVER, William HALL, John PATTON, Benj. FULLER, MEAD & FITZSIMMONS, Andrew HODGE, Henry KEPPELE, Francis C. HASSENCLEVER, Isaac MELCHER, John SCHAFFER, Alex TOD, Jno. PURVIANCE, John WILCOCKS, Samuel INGLIS, Jona. PENROSE, Nath. FALKNER, James CADWELL, Gerds CLARKSON
1,000: John SHEE, Saml. BALDWIN, Saml. PENROSE, Wm. TURNBULL, B. DAVIS, Jr., Sharp DELANY, Andrew DOZ, Peter WHITESIDES, Andrew ROBINSON
Tragedy not ended. Intelligence has been received at Baltimore from Kentucky, that Captain LOW, the witness with whom BEAUCHAMP tampered, through his wife, to swear against Mr. DARBY and by implicating him in the murder of Col. SHARP, to save himself, has since the execution of BEAUCHAMP, been shot.
The annual meeting of the Democratic Republican Citizens of Luzerne County was held at the Court House in Wilkesbarre, on the 8th August. Jonathan WESTOVER, of Huntington was chosen chairman and Miles AVERY, of Falls, appointed secretary. The appointment of Committees of Vigilance for each township were appointed:
Sugarloaf: Andrew M. WOOD, _(blank)_ TROY
Nescopeck: Jonas BUSS, Philip MIXELL
Salem: Sebastian SYBERT, James CAMPBELL
Huntington: Charles BARRET, David TRAVIS
Union: Lott SEARCH, Isaac BENSCOTER
Newport: Andrew CROUP, Jacob RUMBACH
Plymouth: Benjamin REYNOLDS, John TURNER
Hanover: John LAZARUS, Bateman DOWNING, Esq.
Wilkesbarre: Sharp D. LEWIS, Geo. W. WILLIAMS
Kingston: Reuben HOLGATE, John BREECE
Dallas: Jacob J. BOGARDUS, Abraham S. HONNEYWELL
Northmoreland: Lewis WHITLOCK, Josiah ROGERS
Exeter: Ezekiel GOBEL, Franklin JENKINS
Eaton: Jesse LEE, Forbes LEE
Windham: John FASSET, Ambrose GAREY Jr.
Braintrim: Moses OVERFIELD, Ezekiel MOWRY
Tunkhannock: Cyrus AVERY, Luman FERRY
Nicholson: Nathan BACON, John MARCY
Falls: Miles AVERY, Adam THOMPSON
Abington: Dr. Andrew BEDFORD, Lemuel STONE, Esq.
Greenfield: Wilmot VALE, Charles BERRY
Blakeley: Hiram CASE, Nathaniel COTTRELL
Providence: Michael SWARTS, John I. DINGS
Pittston: Samuel SAILER, Zephaniah KNAPP
Covington: Conrad SAX, Esq., Henry LUKE
Standing Committee for ensuing year: Benjamin REYNOLDS, Esq., William APPLE and Ziba BENNETT. Delegates to represent Luzerne in the Congressional Conference: Andrew BEAUMONT and Charles D. SHOEMAKER.
Isaac B. DESHA was still living on Tuesday morning. His life is despaired of. The two ends of his wind-pipe are nearly an inch apart, and can never be brought together. Lexington Whig. [KY; see other reports]
Joseph WHEELER, a farmer, residing in the township of Randolph, N. J., was found dead in his own barn on the 15th inst., suspended by a cord round his neck.
Capt. Wm. SUMPTER put a period to his existence, on the 24th ult, at Bishopsville, Sumpter District, S. C. where he resided, attending to the business of an attorney.
Patrick L. DUNLOP, was executed on the 7th inst. in Augusta, Geo. For the murder of Wm. CLARKE.
Wm. PALMER, hung himself on the 13th inst. near New Brunswick, N. J. in his chamber. He left a wife and three children.
James STEEL has been tried at Winchester, Va. For the murder of Hugh KENNEDY. He was found guilty, after a long and patient investigation.
William F. HOOE, a young man, 23, has been executed in Virginia for the murder of William SIMPSON.
Anson WILLIAMS, of Tyron, Steuben County, N. Y., committed suicide by shooting himself with a musket.
Corney REDNEY, went into the house of William BREEN, Onondaga County, N. York, in the absence of Mr. B. in search of money; not finding any, he put the griddle over the fire and placed Mrs. B. upon it, with a view of extorting from her a confession where the money was secreted, and burnt her in such a shocking manner, as to cause her death on the following day. A neighbor, having heard of the outrage by a child who had escaped from the house, was going to her rescue, when he received a blow upon the head with a spade, which caused his immediate death. The murderer was arrested and is no in prison.
A Camp Meeting will commence on the ground occupied last season for the purpose, near the residence of Jacob RICE, on 7th Sept. For information of those who have not access to the laws, we insert the following extract of the Act to prevent the sale or disposal of spirituous or other liquors without license, at or near places of religious worship. (Entire act printed)
Estray. A Black Heifer came to the enclosure of the Subscriber the first of June last. Peter MENCH, Hanover.
Estray. Broke into the enclosure of the Subscriber, a Bay Colt. Thomas KOCHER, Nescopeck.
Estray. Taken up by the Subscriber about the 25th June last, a Sorrel Mare Colt. Moses OVERFIELD, Braintrim.
18 August 1826
Died – In this Township on Sunday evening last, Mrs. Naoma, consort of Peter YARRINGTON, aged about 40 years.
Meeting for the purpose of erecting a monument to the memory of those who fell in the Wyoming Massacre, was held on the 8th August, Gen. William ROSS, was called to the Chair and Arnold COLT, Esq., was appointed Secretary. “Forty eight years have rolled away since the bones of the fathers of this valley, were committed to a common grave & not a monument or beacon is erected to point to their sleeping dust.” The following gentlemen are appointed to obtain subscriptions for the purpose of carrying the object into effect:
Salem: Nathan BEACH, Esq., Joseph JAMESON
Huntington: Col. Abiel FELLOWS, Nathaniel GOSS
Union: Shadrach AUSTIN, Esq., Ichabod SHAW, Esq.
Sugarloaf: Jacob DRUMHELLER, Samuel YOST, Esqr’s
Nescopeck: John BITTENBENDER, Philip FENSTERMAKER
Newport: Jacob ROMBACH, Esq., William JACKSON
Hanover: Samuel JAMESON, Esq., Col. Edward INMAN, Benjamin CARY
Wilkesbarre: Thomas WILLIAMS, Anderson DANA, Joseph SLOCUM, Andrew BEAUMONT, Esq.
Plymouth: Noah WADHAMS, Esq., Benjamin REYNOLDS, Esq., Col. George P. RANSOM, Darius WILLIAMS
Dallas: Almond CHURCH, Abraham S. HONNEYWELL
Kingston: Lazarus DENNISON, Col. HARRIS JENKINS, John GORE, Jr., Pierce BUTLER
Exeter: John HARDING, Laton SLOCUM
Northmoreland: Orange FULLER, Esq., Sherman LOOMIS, Esq.
Eaton: Newton SMITH, Elisha HARDING, Jr.
Windham: Asa STEVENS, Esq., William WHIPPLE
Covington: Conrad SAX, Esq., Richard DRINKER, Esq.
Pittston: Jeremiah BLANCHARD, John BENEDICT
Providence: Benjamin SLOCUM, Isaac TRIPP
Blakeley: Elisha S. POTTER, Esq., Noah STEVENS
Greenfield: Reuben TAYLOR, James BROWN
Abington: John PHILIPS, Esq., Lemuel STONE, Esq.
Nicholson: Caleb ROBERTS, Esq., Nathan BACON, Esq.
Falls: Miles AVERY, Esq., Henry ROBERTS
Tunkhannock: Cyrus AVERY, Esq., David OSTERHOUT, Alfred HINE, Esq.
Braintrim: Paul OVERFIELD, Samuel STURDEVANT
Bradford County: John TAYLOR, Guy WELLS, Esq., Jonathan STEVENS, Esq., Rev. Minor YORK, Simon KEENEY, Esq., Benjamin CLARK, Avery GORE, Col. Joseph KINGSBURY, Col. John FRANKLIN, John Franklin SATERLEE
Tioga County: William JENKINS, Esq.
Susquehanna County: Jeremiah GEARS, Reuben WELLS, Daniel ROSS, Putnam CATLIN, Rev. Davis DIMOCK, Jacob BEDFORD
In the midst of live we are in death. August 11. We are informed that on Saturday last, John P. DUNN, of Hartford township, left home in the morning, in his usual health, for Dundaff, and while he was riding securely along near the place for which he had started, he was seen suddenly to stop his horse & in endeavoring to get off, fell to the ground. They who perceive his situation immediately hastened to the spot, but found that every appearance of life had left him. He has left a wife and small family to deplore their loss. Register
The Wyoming Guards will assemble at the house of Widow JOHNSON in Kingston, on the first Saturday in September next, at 10 o’clock a. M. equipt for Military Exercise. The Court of appeal for said Company will be held at the same place on the last Saturday of the same month. Per Order, Jno. SMITH, O. S., Kingston.
Attention Citizen Volunteers. You will meet at the house of Widow JOHNSON, in Kingston, on the first Saturday of September next at ten o’clock, completely equipt for military exercise. Per order of Capt. ROSS, Joseph P. DENNIS, O. S., Wilkesbarre.
Fruit Trees. Grafted Fruit Trees of every description, may be had by applying to the Subscribers agents of Daniel SMITH, owner of the Burlington Nursery, New Jersey. Jacob & Joseph SINTON, Wilkesbarre.
Milling. The Subscriber informs the public that having put in a new water wheel and other works in his mill, on Laurel run, he is able to grind regular at the lowest stage of water, and make the best of work. E. APPLETON.
Notice. The Public are cautioned against purchasing or in any wise receiving, all or either of three several Notes of hand given by me to Emanuel TURNER, in March last. Said Notes I will not pay unless compelled by law. Ira ROOD, Huntington.
25 August 1826
BEAUCHAMP Murderer of Col. Solomon SHARP.
Journeyman Tinman Wanted Immediately. Joseph P. DENNIS, Wilkesbarre.
Died, in Wayne Township, Mifflin County, Pa., on the 4th July, William ROSS, aged 109 years. The deceased was a soldier of BRADDOCK’S Field, in 1755, where he was slightly wounded – he enlisted at the commencement of the revolutionary war, and was in most of the engagements – he served with credit to himself during the whole war, and was honorably discharged. Although poor he never received a pension. Those with whom he had served were all dead – his discharge was lost. The pension officers at Washington were scrupulous & poor old ROSS though he did more real service than a great many of the multitude who are now by influence of friends enjoying pensions, died without partaking of the bounty of his country.
Accident. Patrick GORMAN, aged 33 years, a very industrious resident of this place, who had been a few days at work on the Delaware and Hudson Canal, was so badly hurt by a crowbar on _(blank)_ of week before last, that he died on Saturday following. We understand that he, together with several other hands attempted to turn over a large rock, and after raising it a little distance and finding it impossible, the other hands let go, and the rock falling with force on the end of the crowbar Mr. GORMAN was using, caused the other end to fly up which struck him in the lower part of the abdomen and mangled him shockingly. No blame we learn is attached to the hands. He was decently interred the day after his death. He has left a wife and 3 small children to deplore his untimely death.
The Monument. Petitions have been put in circulation to obtain the necessary fund to complete the laudable undertaking of erecting a monument to the memory of those who fell in the “Wyoming Massacre of 1778.”
Isaac SHERLBY, formerly Governor of Kentucky, and a distinguished Revolutionary soldier, died at his residence in that State on the 18th ult.
Valuable Property For Sale. The subscriber intending to remove to Philadelphia, wishes to sell the property where he now lives, on Bowman’s Creek in Eaton Township, about three miles from the Susquehanna. The tract contains about 500 acres, a considerable part of the first rate bottom land, about 50 acres of which is cleared. The buildings consist of a comfortable dwelling house, good frame barn, Work-shop and Saw-Mill, from which the lumber may be rafted to the river. Few places offer better means for carrying on the lumber business to advantage, as there is abundance of excellent timber convenient to the mill. If more convenient to the purchaser, the property will be divided into two or more parts. The payments will be made easy.
Also – Two Farms, laying on Mahoopeney [Mehoopany], James HARRIS and Solomon ROSS, has farmed the land for some time.
Also – A tract of land, laying near Tunkhannock Creek, containing 400 acres, if not sold before November next, will be sold at the Court-House, in the Borough of Wilkesbarre.
Also – The Saw-Mill, if not sold before October next, will be rented till June Next. The Mill will be in complete repair by that time.
For further particulars enquire of the subscriber on the premises. John STEVENS, Eaton.
Wholesale and Retail Store, Kingston. Thomas BORBRIDGE informs his friends and the public generally, that he has formed a co-partnership with William CARLISLE, Jun. The business hereafter will be conducted under the firm of Thomas BORBRIDGE & Co. N. B. No Credit Given.
1 September 1826
There is now living in Cincinnatti a man named Joshua WYETH, who was born in October 1752 and made one of the celebrated Tea Party in 1773, in Boston harbour, and was afterwards at the Battle of Bunker’s Hill. He was made prisoner at Long island and was subsequently wounded at York Island. He is the father of 22 children 18 of whom are living; & he has upwards of 50 grand children – With the fruits of his daily labour, and the assistance of a pension of ninety-four dollars per annum, he supports a family consisting of his wife and five children. Com. Reg.
Married – On the 27th August at Wilkesbarre, by John MYERS, Esq., Henry LUSHBAUGH, of Milton, to Miss Ann DECKER, of this place.
Accident – A large frame Barn belonging to Mr. LONG, in Huntington, was struck with lightning on the evening of the 20th inst. and together with its contents, which consisted of a large quantity of Hay and Grain, entirely consumed. The crops destroyed, we learn, were the avails of the last season’s labour of the old gentleman, and three sons. A liberal hand should be extended to the relief of these industrious sufferers.
The company engaged in exploring the Susquehanna River, arrived at this place on Wednesday last. The company employed by the Canal Commissioners, passed this place a day or two before.
A meeting of citizens was held in Wilkesbarre, on the 22nd instant, at which it was determined to make arrangements for erecting a monument to the memory of the brave and unfortunate people whose lives were sacrificed to British perfidy, at the inhuman massacre of Wyoming. The object is a laudable one. The monument will recall to future generations the bravery and the sufferings of their ancestors, and while it teaches them to emulate their virtues, will warn them to defend their homes and their country from future tyranny and oppressions. Pennsylvania Intelligencer
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Sheriff’s Sales to be held on Monday the 25th day of September next:
1. Land in the Borough of Wilkesbarre, bounded by New Street, Abraham TOLLS, HINCHMAN & NEWBOLD, containing one fourth of an acre, late estate of John GREENAWALT. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Joseph WRIGHT, Hiram DRAKE, Oliver HELME, Committee &c. against John GREENAWALT and John PIERCE.
2. Land in Kingston Township, bounded by the road dividing the townships of Kingston and Plymouth, Oliver HELME, Hallet GALLUP, dec’d, Aaron ROBERTS, being part of Lot no. 1, in the second tier of lots in Kingston Township, containing four acres. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of George P. RANSOM against Oliver HELME, Adm’r of Myron B. HELME, dec’d.
Members of the Polemic Coterie will convene at the usual place on Saturday the 2nd day of Sept. at 3 o’clock P. M. agreeably to adjournment. G. C. DRAKE, Secr’y.
8 September 1826
Memoir of John HILLBORN, who died on the 15th April 1826 on his farm in Harmony, on the great bend of the Susquehanna, aged nearly 85 years. He was a native of Bucks County, born in Springfield Township, and brought up by his Grandfather, Stephen TWINING. He became a captive of the Indians during the Revolutionary War and a complete narrative is printed.
More information on the lives of John ADAMS and Thomas JEFFERSON.
DeWitt CLINTON, jun. and a corpse of eleven engineers are surveying the Susquehanna River from Cooperstown down to Chenango Point. It is supposed they will be employed 40 days.
General Elections will be held on Tuesday the 10th of October.
Died – In this Borough, on Thursday morning of last week, Mrs. ROGERS, aged 83 years. The deceased was an inhabitant of this valley, during the contest with the Indians.
Died – “Another revolutionary hero gone.” It becomes our duty as journalists, to record the death of Capt. Stanton PRENTISS, a patriot of the revolution, who died at Marietta, Ohio, on the 21st ult., in the seventy-sixth year of his age. He followed the sea-fairing life for thirty years during which time “he suffered ship-wreck, imprisonment, sickness and hunger, nearly to starvation.” But being blessed with a strong constitution he survived all those hardships, and was actively engaged, during the whole of the revolution, in the securing the privileges which our country now enjoys.
The Corner Stone of Groton Monument to be erected under the patronage of the State of Connecticut, in memory of the brave men who fell in defence of Fort Griswold on the 6th of September 1782 – was to have been laid with Masonic and Military honours, on Wednesday the 6th September last. New. Lon. Gaz. [New London Gazette]
It is said letters have been received from Lima which announce that president BOLIVAR has entered into a marriage covenant with Miss HART, of Saybrook, Connecticut, sister of the lady of Commodore HULL, of the frigate United Sates. Miss HART accompanied her sister on the present cruise of that frigate.
Doctor Abraham STOUT, of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, lately succeeded in restoring Jacob MOSER, of Bucks County to sight, after he had been blind one year. It is remarkable that Mr. MOSER, his son and two daughters are indebted to this able oculist for their eyesight.
Military Elections. An Election will be held in the 115th Regiment on the 28th September for the 1st Battalion at the house of Widow JOHNSON, Kingston Township. And for the 2nd Battalion at the house of Jonathan HANCOCK in the Borough of Wilkesbarre, to elect a Lieutenant Colonel, in place of Ziba DAVENPROT, resigned. Also Members of the Volunteer Rifle Battalion will hold an election at the house of Major John FASSETT, Windham Township, on Thursday aforesaid, to elect a Major, to Command said Battalion in the place of Samuel PARRISH, resigned. The Battalion will parade immediately after the election for Inspection and Drill. Also Members of the Blakeley and Providence Rifle Company are Notified that an Election will be held at the house of Nathaniel COTRILL, Blakeley Township, on Saturday the 20th September, to Elect a Captain, and to fill any other vacancies that my be of Officers in said Company. Samuel Thomas, Inspector.
Orphan’s Court Sale to be held October 9th, for land in the township of Plymouth, bounded by the old Mill Dam, and stones marked “X” marking Coal Bed, late estate of Levi SMITH, dec’d. John SMITH, Adm’r.
Cautionary Notice. All Persons are cautioned against purchasing or otherwise received from Daniel BELYEA, a note given by me dated September 10, 1825. The amount of said note is not exactly recollected, but supposed to be One Hundred Dollars or more, and not having received value for the same, I am determined not to pay it unless compelled by Law. Joshua GRIFFIN, Providence.
For Sale. The Subscriber offers for Sale a complete Assortment of Windsor Chairs. Cheap for Cash or Grain. If required a short credit will be given. Moses WOOD, Wilkesbarre.
15 September 1826
Angelica, August 30. Wyoming Monument. Measures have been taken by the enterprising and patriotic citizens of the valley of old Wyoming, for erecting a ‘Monument to the memory of those who fell in the memorable Wyoming Massacre,” by the Indians and a more merciless race of beings called Tories. What can redound more to the gloory and honour of the present inhabitants of that pleasant & fertile vale than such a monument with a suitable inscription, to point the wayward traveller to the spot where their fathers, mother, brothers and sisters met so dreadful and untimely a fate. Republican
Married – On Monday evening last, by the Rev. Enoch HUNTINGTON, Joshua GREEN of this place, to Miss Jane M’COY [McCoy], formerly of Philadelphia.
Married – At Covington, on the 6th inst., by Richard DRINKER, Esq., Nathaniel ESHENBAUGH, to Miss Ellen SCOTT, both of that place.
Died – In Huntington, on Monday evening last, Abi, an infant daughter of Doct. I. PICKERING.
Susquehanna County Democratic Republican Meeting was held on the 4th September. Capt. Ansel HILL was chosen Chairman and Charles CHANDLER 2nd, appointed Secretary. Lists of Delegates and Township Committees are listed.
Execution. Thomas BRADLEY, who was convicted of the murder of JOHNSON, a fellow prisoner in the Kentucky Penitentiary, was executed near Frankfort on the 25th August.
Cure for Stammering. To such as are troubled with stammering, or an impediment of speech, it may be of importance to know, that the subscriber, who resides in the township of Abington, professes to be able to cure any case, of ever so obstinate and inverterate a nature, in a very few days. References might be given; but conceiving the best evidence to those troubled with a complaint so provoking to be a radical cure, he deems it unnecessary. Sylvester R. TANNER, Abington.
Tin and Sheet Iron Manufactory, lately carried on by G. M. HOLLENBACK & Co. has removed the same to the Shop lately occupied by John J. WARD, Tailor, in Market Street, next door to N. R. HENTZ’S Tobacco Manufactory, where will be kept a General Assortment of Tin Ware, Sheet-iron Ware, & Sheet-Iron Coal Stoves. Samuel HOW, Wilkesbarre.
Creditors take notice, That we have applied to the Judges of the Court of Luzerne County, for the benefit of the insolvent laws, and that they have appointed the first Monday in November next, at the Court house in Wilkesbarre to hear us and our Creditors, at which time and place you can attend. George ALBERT, George DICKOVER
22 September 1826
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Married – At Braintrim, on Tuesday of last week, by the Rev. Lorin GRANT, Reeder SMITH, of Geneva, N. Y. to Miss Aurelia, daughter of Joshua KEENEY of the former place.
Died – In this Borough, on Wednesday evening last, at 5 o’clock, Mrs. Martha DENISON, aged 49 years, late of New Haven, Conn. Relict of the late Austin DENISON, dec’d. She was followed to her grave on Thursday by a large procession.
In addition to the several elegant buildings now under way in this Borough, Mr. INGHAM, is erecting a Brewery, on Water Street.
Democratic Republican meeting convened at the house of Philip MYERS, Kingston, on the 19th Sept, for the purpose of forming a ticket to be supported at the next General Election. Fisher GAY, was called to the chair, and Andrew BEDFORD, appointed Secretary. The following gentlemen appeared as Delegates:
Abington: Andrew BEDFORD
Braintrim: Paul OVERFIELD 2nd
Blakeley: Hiram CASE
Dallas: Thomas IRWIN
Exeter: Franklin JENKINS
Eaton: Daniel LEE
Falls: Col. Miles AVERY
Greenfield: Charles BERRY
Huntington: Septimeus BACON
Hanover: Bateman DOWNING
Kingston: Fisher GAY
Nicholson: John MARCY
Northmoreland: Lewis WHITLOCK
Plymouth: Truman ATHERTON
Pittston: Thomas SMITH
Providence: John VAUGHN
Sugarloaf: David MIDDAUGH
Tunkhannock: Jesse TUTTLE
Union: Ichabod SHAW
Wilkesbarre: William S. ROSS
Windham: Maj. John FASSET
The following nominations were nominated:
Governor: J. Andrew SHULZE
Assembly: Samuel Thomas, Jonathan WESTOVER
Commissioner: John BITTENBENDER
Auditor: Moses OVERFIELD
Democratic Congressional Conference, held at Pennsborough on September 19, delegates were:
Columbia: Andrew M’REYNOLDS, James BARRETT
Luzerne: C. D. SHOEMAKER & A. BEAUMONT
Susquehanna: Asa DIMOCK Jr.
Bradford: Reuben WILBER, Andrew IRWINE
Federal Meeting, friendly to internal Improvement was convened at the house of Oliver HELME, Borough of Wilkesbarre on 21 Sept. John CAREY, of Wilkesbarre was called to the chair and Alvah C. PHILLIPS, of Kingston, was appointed Secretary.
Candidates for Legislature: George DENISON, Garrick MALLERY, Esquires.
County Commissioner: James NESBITT, Jun., Plymouth
Auditor: Ezra DEAN, Abington
Cautionary Notice. All persons are cautioned against purchasing to in any wise receiving all or either of the three several Notes of hand given by me to John and Noah STEVENS. Not having received value for said Notices I am determined not to pay either of them unless compelled by Law. Nathaniel COT_RILL, Blakeley
29 September 1826
More on BEAUCHAMP and Wife.
I was nominated to run for Legislature at a meeting held at the house of Oliver HELME. I do not consider myself a Candidate for that office. Geo. DENISON.
Take Notice. The concern in business between Henry F. LAMB and Gilbert LAIRD, is this day dissolved. Sept. 25, 182.
6 October 1826
Hosea TIFFANY, Jr. has declined being a candidate for the Assembly at the next election, and Philander STEPHENS, Esq., has been nominated in his place.
List of Letters Remaining, in the Post Office at Wilkesbarre, Oct. 1st:
ANHAEUSER & GILDERSLEEVE
John L. BUTLER
Rev. George BOYD
D. B. BLANCHARD
John R. COX
John F. DONALDSON
Jas. P. MONTGOMERY
William WILLIAMS Jr.
A. BEAUMONT, P. M.
List of Letters, Remaining on hand in the Post Office at Kingston, Oct. 1st:
J. R. BALDWIN
Justis A. BROWN
Thomas V. BUSKIRK
Samuel GATNER, Jr.
A. S. GRAVES
Orvin C. ORCUTT
Simon Peter SITES
A. C. WHITNEY
Thomas BORBRIDGE, P. M.
List of Letters, Remaining in the Post Office at Tunkhannock, October 1st:
Benjamin A. ROSE
Hiram & Thomas TAYER
Joseph B. TUTTLE, P. M.
List of Letters, Remaining on hand in the Post Office at Pittston, October 1st:
Z. KNAPP, P. M.
13 October 1826
Died – Very suddenly, in this township, on Tuesday the 3rd inst., Margaret Miller, daughter of Ira ASH, aged three years.
Sheriff’s Sales to be held 4th November:
1. Land in Sugar Loaf township, bounded by Conrod HESER, David STEEL, John CAULEY, containing 84 acres, late estate of Peter STOCHR. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of George BLANK against Samuel HARMANS, Roger PARKE and Peter SOCHR.
2. Land in Pittston Township, bounded by the Lackawanna River, Susquehanna River, highway leading from Pittston to John GARDNER’S in Exeter, containing 14 acres, late estate of Jeremiah BLANCHARD. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Commonwealth of Penn. To the use of Martin LOOMIS and Laura his wife, against Jeremiah BLANCHAD and Frederick WAGONER.
3. Land in Dallas Township, being part of Lot No. 39, bounded by Lot No. 38, 15, 40, containing 115 acres, late estate of Jonothan O. MOSELY. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Henry SWEYER and Isaac KOONS trading under the firm of SWEYER & KOONS against Jonothan O. MOSELY.
4. Land in the township of Wilkesbarre, bounded by the highway, B. BAILEY, Thomas WILLIAMS, containing 1 acre, late estate of Elisha BLACKMAN, 2nd. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Nathan PALMER against Elisha BLACKMAN.
5. Land in Windham Township, bounded by Walter WHITNEY, William CARNEY, containing 100 acres, late the estate of Ransom WHITNEY. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Stephen C. KING who survived Lord BUTLER against Ransom WHITNEY.
6. Land in Plymouth Township, a certain meadow lot, being No. 2 in the river tier, bounded by Susquehanna River, Joshua PUGH, road leading through Plymouth, Moses ATHERTON, containing 8 acres. Also one equal undivided half part of a certain Coal Bed on the bank of the Susquehanna River near Joseph STEEL’S Ferry in the township of Hanover. Also one undivided three eights part of a certain Coal Bed, called SMITH’S Coal Bed, in Plymouth Township. It runs down to the old mill dam, containing _(blank)_ acres, being late the estate of Abijah SMITH. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Sarah H. CIST, Adm’x of Jacob CIST, dec’d., against Esther SMITH, Ex’s of Abijah SMITH, dec’d.
7. Land in Pittston Township, bounded by the Lackawanna River, HORSEFIELD, Samuel _(blank)_, Elizabeth DRAKE, containing 22 acres, late estate of Arthur LEPPER. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of John JENNINGS and George THOMAS under the firm of JENNINGS and THOMAS against Indorsee of Arthur LEPPER against Arthur LEPPER.
8. Land in Dallas Township, taken up in the name of David M’KNIGHT, founded by James LONGHEA and Elijah M’CLENAGHAN, John WILLIS, William HERMAN, Nicholas HERMAN, John M’KINNEY, containing 431 acres, late estate of William GRAHAM. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of John GRAHAM against William GRAHAM.
9. Land in Salem township, lying on both sides of the main road near James CAMPBELL, bounded by the Susquehanna River, James CAMPBELL, Edward DEVENPORT, containing about 3 acres. Also an Island in the Susquehanna River being the second Island from the shore of the River on the Salem side and opposite lands of John STAGLEY, containing about 7 acres, late estate of Henry HEPLER. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Phila. Bank against Henry HEPLER and Charles HOLLOWAY.
10. Land in Exeter Township, bounded by Henry KERNES, Harris JENKIS, John JENKINS 2nd, lands of unknown, being the three first shares in the division among the heirs of the late Thomas JENKINS, dec’d., containing 100 acres, also one small dwelling house situate on the lands of John JENKINS, 2nd, late the estate of Thomas BIRD. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Philad. Bank against Benjamin JENKINS, Thomas BIRD, Harris JENKINS, and John SMITH.
11. Several tracts of land, granted to Jacob GOOD by the Commonwealth by patent bearing the date of 22nd March 1806 in Kingston Township, being part of Lot No. 38 in third division, bounded by the Susquehanna, Lot No. 40, 89, containing 13 acres, being the same tract surveyed in pursuance of an act of General Assembly entitled an act for offering compensation to the Pennsylvania claimants of certain lands lying within the seventeen townships in the county of Luzerne, passed on 4 April 1799. Another tract in Pittston Township, being part of Lot. No. 4 in the first division, surveyed under the aforesaid act of General Assembly to Jonathan STARK, bounded by the Susquehanna River, part of Lot No. 4, 3, containing 37 acres. Another tract in Pittston Township, being part of Lot No. 18, bounded by Jesse GARDINER, Abraham HESS, containing 70 acres. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Henry HAY against Jacob GOOD.
12. Land called “Lugan,” in Wilkesbarre Township, being Lot No. 17 in the third division, bounded by Lot No. 16, 18, main road, containing 210 acres. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Jacob STOUT against Caleb KENDALL.
New Tannery at his New Shop in Kingston Township. Platt HITCHCOCK.
Estray. Came to the enclosure of the Subscriber in Newport township, a Red Cow. John SARVER.
20 October 1826
Luzerne County General Election, 1826:
Governor: J. Andrew SHULTZE (1185)
Congress: Samuel M’KENA (1295), George KREMER (1254), Espy VAN HORNE (1305)
Assembly: Philander STEPHENS (1796), Samuel THOMAS (1257), Jonathan WESTOVER (914), Garrick MALLERY (1063), George DENISON (449)
Commissioner: John BITTENBDENDER (978), James NESBITT, Jr. (849)
Auditor: Moses OVERFIELD (1039), Ezra DEAN (748)
Isaac B. DESHA, whose death has been so repeatedly announced is still alive.
Murder!! On Wednesday last in Richmond Township, Berks County, Thomas DUM killed John FRY, by breaking his skull with the but of a gun. The inquest called it wilful murder. DUM immediately fled and has not since been heard of. Times
Cloth Dressing, Fulling, Dyeing & Dressing, at the old stand of H. PARSONS, on Laurel Run. PARSONS & REIMER.
Woolen Manufacturing, Carding, Cloth Dressing, &c. the Subscriber, part Owner and Manager of the Sterlingville Woolen Manufactory, returns thanks for past favors, & solicits a continuance of the same. Having repaired the damages sustained by the late freshet, and procured a large and extensive assortment of the best Dye Stuffs, he is prepared to Dye Cloth on as liberal terms, and in as handsome a style as can be had at any other establishment of the kind in the country. John PARKER, Sterlingville.
The subscribers Offer to pay half Cash and half Trade for any quantity of Good clean Flax, Either Hatcheled or Unhatcheled. If delivered before the middle of next December. ANHAEUSERE & GILDERSLEEVE.
Notice. The Subscriber being about to remove to a distant section of the country, has left his books in the hands of James W. BOWMAN, for settlement – A memorandum of all the accounts has been left with T. BORBRIDGE, whose receipt in my favour will be credited as cash till April 1827 – when the remainder must be put in suit. D. ATKINS.
Notice. The Public are cautioned against purchasing or in anywise receiving a Note for 25 dollars, payable the 1st day of October, inst., given by me to David WILEY. Having received no value for said note, I am determined not to pay it unless compelled by law. John OSTERHOUT, Falls.
Estray. Came to the enclosure of the Subscriber, living in Exeter Township, on or about the 10th inst. A Black Horse. Wm. POLAND, Exeter.
27 October 1826
Isaac B. DESHA, charged with the murder of Francis BAKER, has been admitted to bail, himself in the sum of $1000, with two securities with the like sum each.
Treasurer’s Sale of Unseated Lands for Taxes will be held November 6th.
Notice. The Subscriber is under the absolute necessity of requesting all those who are indebted to him in the Tavern Line, to call and pay their respective accounts, that he may be enabled to replenish his Stock. H. COLT, Wilkesbarre.
A court Martial assembled for the purpose of trying Col. John PLUNK, have sentenced him to be cashiered, and declared him incapable of holding a commission to the Militia, for seven years. The sentence has been approved, and a new election ordered, to supply the vacancy thus caused. We hope no other such experiment will be tried to bring dishonor on the Militia. Dem. Press.
Notice. Having been twice given to all who are indebted to me, inviting them to call and settle their accounts, and very little attention having been paid to the subject; it is therefore hereby made known to all delinquents, that this third & last notice requires them to call, without delay, and (if they have no current Bank Notes) give their own notes, which will save me trouble and them cost. Zenus BARNUM.
3 November 1826
Died – At Woodbury, N. J., Samuel MOODY, under extraordinary circumstances. We are informed that he fell into the river at that place, and was taken from the water a short time after apparently dead and efforts made to resuscitate him; but these proved ineffectual, every one concluded that vital spark had fled, and arrangements were made for is interment; the grave was dug, and his remains were closed in the usual habiliments of death, when he suddenly came to life, and rising up, exclaimed, that he was not dead yet, and should live the period of two years! But the anticipations of the unhappy man were not realised in this particular, for after the funeral arrangements had been countermanded, and his grave filled, he swooned away and in fact died. Let this case be a warning to the attendants of such as suffer from this cause, not to relax in their efforts to resuscitate, least a friend should be committed to the grave as dead, while actually alive. Phil. Dem. Press
There were but seven papers published in the United States in 1750.
For Sale. A still convenient for rectifying Whiskey, making Alcohol, Essence, &c. Also A One Horse Waggon. D. GERMAIN, Wilkesbarre.
Died – Yet another Warning. On Sunday morning last, Charles STOUT, was found dead in the mill of J. P. JOHNSON in this Township. It appears that he had been very much intoxicated the night previous, having been seen in that situation about dusk at the mill door. It is supposed he was sitting on the lower step of a pair of stairs with his feet on the floor, and that he died whilst in this situation, or was seized with an appoplectic fit, as he was found at the bottom of the stairs lying on his head and knees, his body in the same position it must have been when sitting on the stairs, perfectly stiff. The Coroner held and Inquest over the body, and verdict of which, was, that he died in consequence of Intoxication.
Members of the Pennsylvania Legislature (all counties listed):
Columbia and Luzerne: Robert MOORE
Bradford, Susquehanna and Tioga: John RYAN, Jr.
Northampton, Lehigh, Wayne & Pike: Henry WINTER, Henry KING
Northampton, Wayne & Pike: Peter IHRIE, Nathaniel B. ELDRED, James KENNEDY
Columbia: John M’REYNOLDS, William M’BRIDE
Luzerne & Susquehanna: Samuel Thomas, Philander STEPHENS, Garrick MALLARY
Bradford: Constant MATTHEWSON
New Store. The Subscriber has just received from Philadelphia, a General Assortment of New and Seasonable Goods. John TURNER, Plymouth. N. B. No Credit Given!
Citizen Volunteers. The Court of Appeal for the corps, consisting of the Commissioned Officers of the same, will be held at the house of H. COLT, Wilkesbarre, on 13th November inst. Wm. S. ROSS, Capt.
10 November 1826
Another Horrid Murder. On Monday night last Col. PERRY, the Clerk of Sevier County, Tennessee, was most barbarously butchered in his bed. He was a representative in the Senate of Tennessee Legislature, and leaves a widow and five or six children. John NICHOLS, formerly of Va., has been apprehended on suspicion of murder.
Married – In Hanover, on Thursday the _(blank)_ inst., by Isaac HARTZELL, Esq., Daniel CAREY, to Miss Lavina DILLEY, both of Hanover Township.
Died – At Dallas, on Tuesday last, Philip SHAFER, aged about 55 years.
Died – At Kingston, on Saturday evening last, Henry, son of Noah PETTEBONE.
Rev. MARSH will Preach in the upper room of the Court-House, in this Borough, on Sunday next at 2 o’clock in the afternoon.
Suicide. John OSTERHOUT Jun., son of John OSTERHOUT, sen., of Falls township, in this County, committed suicide by hanging himself in his father’s barn on Tuesday evening the 1st November inst. The circumstances connected with his end were nearly as follows: In the early part of the evening he went with some of his younger brothers to attend to some small concerns relative to their business, and having accomplished it, they were about to return, when he said to one of his brothers, you may go to the house and I will go to a certain neighbors. After they had parted, he was not seen any more until the next morning, when to the sad surprise of his friends he was found suspended by a rope in the barn, being dead. John OSTERHOUT was a young man of a remarkably mild and pleasant disposition from his childhood; and he was also in possession of an unimpeachable character, and had recently experienced religion, giving good evidence by his life and conversation, that he had of a truth Christ put on. His father had occasion to remark the day on which this act was committed, that he was to appearance, in possession of a great degree of religious comfort than was usual, though he had lived almost constantly in the life and spirit of religion since he professed a change, soon after which he connected himself with the Baptist Church – but he has fallen a victim to death by his own hands, in the 26th year of his age, the occasion of which, none of his friends, neither any other person, as we can learn are able to tell. In his shocking and mysterious death his parents are bereaved of a dutiful son, and one in whom they had placed much confidence, and in whose company they had anticipated much social happiness in their declining age, while his brothers and sisters have lost an affectionate brother. I have only to add as it regards the mysterious end of this young man, from my personal acquaintance with him for some time past, I have hope in his death, and can only suppose that, by the loss of his proper reason, he was led thus to commit this act of violence upon himself. Nov. 4, 1826
The Susquehanna has risen five or six inches, but is not yet high enough for boating. A very little more water will be sufficient to bring to our market the wood, potatoes, oats, &c. of our northern friends, and we hope they will embrace the first opportunity. Hickory wood, is now selling at four dollars per cord, and is scarce. Potatoes meet a ready sale at fifty cents a bushel.
John BREWER, who was to have been executed in St. Louis, Missouri, in November for perjury, broke jail on Tuesday night, 26th ult, and had not been heard of on the 28th. Patrick SOYE, convicted of manslaughter, and French STROTHER, indicted for murder, escaped at the same time.
Samuel BERRY, lately convicted at Herkimer, New York, for the murder of his wife, has cut his own throat.
Notice. The impaired state of the Subscriber’s health demands that his accounts which are of long standing should be adjusted with a view to accomplish this object he had fully authorized Zurah SMITH, to make settlements with those indebted to him. Edward COVELL, Wilkesbarre.
Notice to Creditors. Whereas in pursuance of an act of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, an attachment hath been granted by the Subscriber one of the Justices of the Peace, in and for the County of Luzerne, against a certain Elijah B. MACK, of the township of Braintrim, labourer, whereon certain effects of the Elijah B. MACK, have been attached, and now in charge of Ezekiel MOWRY & Ahira L. WHITCOMB, of the same township, until they shall be disposed of according to law. This is therefore to give notice to the Creditors of Elijah B. MACK, to appear on Saturday the second of December next, at my office in Windham Township, then and there to discover and make proof of their demands agreeable to the directions of said act. Asa STEVENS, J. P.
Estate of Jacob BENSCOTER, late of Union Township, dec’d., requests demands and payments. Isaac BENSCOTER, Lois BENSCOTER, Admr’s.
17 November 1826
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24 November 1826
Orphan’s Court Sale to be held 22nd December, for the undivided half of a tract in Nescopeck Township, bounded by the Susquehanna River, Samuel MIFFLIN, with a log dwelling house and barn, containing 300 acres, 50 of which are cleared, being part of the Real Estate of John IRWIN, late of Mifflin County, Pennsylvania, deceased.
10 dolls. Reward. Escaped from the Jail of Luzerne County on the night of the 15th Inst., Jacob HORN, who was committed for not complying with the Sentence of the Court wherein he was required to enter into a recognizance for the surety of the peace and pay the costs of prosecution. Said HORN is about 5 feet 7 inches high, stout built and has lost one or two of the front teeth of his upper jaw. The above reward will be given to any person who will apprehend the said HORN and deliver him to the Subscriber at the said Jail of Luzerne County. Naphtali HURLBUT, Sheriff.
Notice. The undersigned having disposed of his whole Stock in trade, gives notice to all his debtors, to call and settle without delay. The Books and Notes are left in the hands of Mr. CAREY, who is duly authorized to make settlements and collections and will attend at the Brick building in main street for that purpose until the 1st January – at which place will be kept a constant supply of good rectified Whiskey by the barrel or less quantity, for cash, or in exchange for Grain at the rate of two gallons for 609 lbs. Of Rye or Corn (by the barrel) Grain will be received in payment of debts at the above price. Also Cash for rye or Corn on delivery. Zenus BARNUM.
Notice. The following is a list of Retailers of Foreign Merchandize within the County of Luzerne, published agreeable to the returns of the Constables, in pursuance of the Supplement to the Act, entitled an Act laying a duty on Retailers of Foreign Merchandize, passed March 4, 1824.
Returned November Term, 1826:
Wilkesbarre: Abraham THOMAS, Goods only – not paid
G. M. HOLLENBACK, Goods & Liquors – paid $15
Sarah H. CIST, Goods and Liquors – not paid
J. & J. SINTON, Goods and Liquors – paid $15
ANHAEUZER & GILDERSLEEVE, Goods and Liquors – paid $15
Zenus BARNUM, Goods and Liquors – not paid
Ziba BENNETT, Goods and Liquors – paid $15
John DONLEY, Goods and Liquors – not paid
Wilkesbarre Township: James STARK, Goods only – not paid
James APPLETON, Goods and Liquors – not paid
Kingston: Thomas BORBRIDGE, Goods and Liquors – paid $15
G. M. HOLLENBACK & Co. , Goods and Liquors – $15
William SWETLAND, Goods and Liquors – not paid
ATHERTON & JENKINS, Goods and Liquors – not paid
Jacob RICE, Goods only – paid $10
Huntington: Jarius HARRISON, Goods Only – not paid
Francis SHEARMAN, Goods Only – not paid
John KOONS, Goods only – not paid
Braintrim: Henry W. NORTHROP, Goods Only – paid $10
Tunkhannock: James WRIGHT, Goods and Liquors – not paid
J. B. & J. TUTTLE, Goods and Liquors – not paid
Henry STARK, Goods and Liquors – not paid
Sugarloaf: Albert G. BROADHEAD, Goods only – not paid
Moses S. BRUNDAGE, Goods only – not paid
Northmoreland: A. BROWN & CO. , Goods and Liquors – not paid
Hanover: Silas ALEXANDER, Goods only – not paid
Abington: Silvester R. TANNER, Goods and Liquors – not paid
Samuel GRIFFIN, Goods and Liquors – not paid
Covington: Conrad SOX, jun., Goods only – Paid $10
Providence: E. S. POTTER, Goods only, from Nov. 4, 1826 – not paid
Pittston: John ALLMENT, Goods only – Paid $10
Plymouth: GAYLORD & REYNOLDS, Goods only – not paid
John TURNER, Goods only – not paid
(no location): Andrew ARBUCKLE, Goods and Liquors, from Nov. 1, 1826, paid $12.50
Samuel STONE & Co., Goods only, for three months, paid $2.50
Estate of Philip SHAVER, late of Dallas Township, requests payments and demands. William & John P. SHAVER, Admr’s.
1 December 1826
North Branch of the Susquehanna – Wyoming Valley
The Trial of James QUINN, for the murder of his wife, commenced on the 10th inst. On the 18th, a verdict of Guilty in the First Degree was rendered. On the 19th, on behalf of the prisoner, a motion for a new trial, which was not granted. The sentence: that QUINN be taken hence to the jail of Lebanon County whence you came, thence to the place of execution, there to be hanged by the neck until you are dead. And may the Lord have mercy on your soul.
Married – At Farmington, Conn. On Thursday the _?_ th ult, by the Rev. PORTER, Major John L. BUTLER, of this borough to Miss Cornelia, daughter of Samuel RICHARDS, Esq., of the former place.
Died – In this Township, on Sunday morning last, after a short, though severe illness, Peter YARRINGTON, aged 56 years. The deceased came to this country when very young with his father, Abel YARRINGTON, one of the early Settlers, and has since resided here. It may be said of Mr. YARRINGTON, that he was an honest and obliging man, and ranked high on an ingenious Mechanick. But a short time since, Mrs. YARRINGTON was followed to the grave, and on Monday last, Mr. YARRINGTON was conducted thither, followed by a large concourse of people.
Departed this life on Tuesday the 14th ult, at Saratoga, N. Y., Giles SLOCUM, aged bout 69 years. The deceased emigrated from Rhode Island when a lad, with his father’s family, of which he was the eldest, and settled in this valley.
He was in the memorable battle of Abraham’s Plains, more generally known as the Wyoming Massacre, in 1778, and was one of the few who escaped the tomahawk and scalping knife of the merciless savages, & their more than savage allies. He afterwards removed to the state of New York, and resided at Saratoga, at Dover, in Dutchess County, and several years at Claverack near Hudson, and a few years since removed to his former residence in Saratoga, where he has closed a long and active life, in full possession of his mental faculties after an illness of only five days.
Dreadful Accident. We learn that a son of Wm. EDWARDS, of Plymouth, aged 16 years, was accidentally shot dead on Saturday last. He, in company with a younger brother were hunting in the woods near the residence of their father and coming to a wet piece of ground the eldest attempted to follow directly after the youngest. Some brush became entangled with the trigger of the gun carried by the youngest, and in an instant it discharged, driving its contents through the head of the unfortunate youth. The charge entered the left temple and came out the back part of the neck. Thus has a promising son been instantly snatched from his fond parents. Truly may it be said “in the midst of life we are in death.”
Silas D. REED starved himself to death on the 3rd inst. in the prison at Raleigh, North Carolina. He was fifteen days in accomplishing his end. He was charged with having forged papers for the purpose of receiving from the War Department, pensions allowed to other persons by government.
Married – In Lincoln Jail, on the 5th ult., Alfred MARTIN, aged 24 years, to Catharine BUMGARNER, aged 18, after a courtship of half an hour through the prison grates.
The bones of large animals, completely petrified, have been found near Harrisburg, in quarrying stone for the Pennsylvania Canal works, 20 feet below the surface. They apparently belong to the Buffalo and Panther tribe.
Punishments in 1640. The following copied from a New London paper of 1793, will show how severely the old Colonists of Massachusetts used to punish any deviation from their rules:
Joyce BRADWICK shall give unto Andrew BRECKS, 20s for promising him marriage without her friends consent, and now refusing to perform the same.
Thomas PETER, for suspicion of slander, idleness and stubbornness, is to be severely whipt and kept in hold.
John SMITH, of Medford, for swearing, being penitent was set in Bilboes.
Richard TURNER, for being notoriously drunk, was fined 2l.
Thomas MAKEPIECE, because of his novel disposition, was informed we are weary of him unless he reforms.
Edward PALMER, for his extortion, taking 33s 7d for the plank and wood work of Boston stocks, is fined 5l and censured to be set in the stocks.
John WHITE is bound in 10l to be of good behaviour, and not to come into the company of BULL’S wife alone.
Thomas LECHFORD, acknowledged he had overset himself and is sorry for it, promising to attend his calling, and not to meddle with controversies, was dismissed.
Sarah HALES was censured for her miscarriage, to be carried to the gallows with a rope about her neck, and to sit upon the ladder, the rope’s end flung over the gallows, and after to be banished.
Note – See 21 October 1825 for other incidents.
Information Wanted. On the eighth day of October last, George MILLER, of Eaton Township, Luzerne county, Pennsylvania, left his family without their knowledge, and has not been seen by them since. It is believed he was partially deranged, and has wandered westward, into the state of New York. He was sixty four years old, about five feet ten inches high, thick set, had a scar under his left check & one white eyebrow; had on when he went away, a blue coat and vest, snuff coloured pantaloons, a pair of old boots, new roam hat, and drab coloured great coat, with velvet collar, and lined with yellow flannel. Editors of newspapers will confer a favour on his unfortunate family by giving the above one or two insertions and if any information should be obtained to forward the same by mail to his friends, directed to Tunkhannock Post Office, Luzerne County, Pa.
Last Notice. All persons indebted to the Estate of the late Jacob CIST, Esq., dec’d are requested to pay their respective accounts on or before the first day of January next, or confess judgment on the same and Save Costs. Sarah H. CIST, Admr’x, Wilkesbarre.
200 Cords of bark Are Wanted at the Tannery of Wm. L. BOWMAN, Wilkesbarre. For which the Highest price will be paid. Wm. NORTON.
8 December 1826
Sheriff’s Sales to be held 30th December:
1. Land in Newport Township, bounded by Lots No. 5, 6, containing 92 acres. Also Lot No. 13, being part thereof, bounded by No. 14, Valentine SMITH, containing 12 acres, being Lot No. 13 in the 2nd tier of the 1st division this being part thereof of Lot No. 5 in the 2nd division in Newport, by patent bearing date of 12 March 181 enrolled in Paten Book H, Vol. 15 page 10,was entered a lien confirmed to said Jacob DUFFERT. Also tract in same township, bounded by Lot No. 8, 6, containing 150 acres (the north end of said lot is sold off to contain 50 acres to Joseph KEIHLINE), late the estate of Jacob DUFFERT. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Anson PRATT against Jacob DUFFERT.
2. Land in Hanover Township, bounded by the road leading from the Borough of Wilkesbarre to Benjamin CAREY’S in Hanover; JAMESON & HORTON, Miller HORTON, Joel B. BURRET, containing 1 acres, late estate of Abraham MOCK. (On the premises is a large two story Dwelling House convenient for a Tavern, together with a Stable and other out-houses. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of John GREENAWALT against Abraham MOCK.
3. Land in Union Township, bounded by Andrew HOUS, John K. MOORE, William HARNED, Andrew HONS, Peter WYANT, containing 25 acres, late the estate of John K. MOORE who agrees to pay the debt and damages in said writ named. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Peter WYANT against George MUCHLER.
4. Land in Union Township, bounded by Nicholas SANTEE, Joseph MOSS, PRIESTLY, John JOHNSON, containing 109 acres, late estate of Ichabod SHAW. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of William BRANDON & Elisha MYERS, adm’rs. of Jerard BRANDO against Ichabod SHAW.
5. Land called St. Patrick, situated on the westerly side of the north east branch of the River Susquehanna between the mouth of Shickshinney Brook and the falls below Wyoming, bounded by William CHAMBERS, containing 226 acres. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Francis B. STOCKTON assee of William STOTHART assee of John B. WALLACE against Elizabeth SEARCH and Lot SEARCH, adm’rs. of James SEARCH, dec’d and Terre Tenants.
Easton and Wilkesbarre Turnpike Company will hold a meeting of Stockholders at the house of James HAYS, Easton, on Monday, the first day of January, for the choice of a President, Twelve Managers & Treasurer. J. R. C. WRIGHT, Sec., Wilkesbarre.
Estate of Peter YARINGTON, late of Wilkesbarre Township, requests payments and demands. Dilton YARINGTON, Adm’r., Wilkesbarre.
Estate of Amos FELL, late of Pittston Township, requests payments and demands. Jacob FELL, Adm’r., Pittston.
15 December 1826
Register’s Notice. The settlement of the following estates will be presented at Orphan’s Court on December 3rd: Estate of Stephen ARNOLD, Union Township, Estate of Joseph SHOTWELL, Estate of Cornelius VAN BUSKIRK, Kingston Township.
Creditors take notice, That we have applied to the Judges of the Court of Luzerne County, for the benefit of the insolvent laws, and that they have appointed the first Monday in January next, at the Court house in Wilkesbarre to hear us and our Creditors, at which time and place you can attend. Daniel BREYFOGLE, Jacob PLUMB, Samuel LAFRONS, Garret VAN CAMP
The Bridge building over the Delaware at Milford, Pike Co., is so nearly completed, as to admit of taking toll. It was commenced in May last, under the superintendence of Mr. FIELDS, the Architect and superintendent of the building of the Wilkesbarre Bridge, and is built upon the same plan.
Appointments of Committees of the State Legislature.
Masonic Notice. The Anniversary of St. John the Evangelist will be celebrated by Lodge No. 61, on the 27th inst. Refreshments will be prepared by brother, O. HELME. G. M. HOLLENBACK, Wm. CARLISLE, Jun., C. D. SHOEMAKER, Comm. of Ar.
New Goods at the Store of Ziba BENNET.
22 December 1826
Died – At Baltimore on the 10th inst., Col. Paul BENTALOU, Marshal of the district of Maryland. He was an officer in the American Revolution, and by birth a foreigner. (see next paper)
Stray Sheep came to the enclosure of Moses WOOD, Wilkesbarre, about middle of July last.
29 December 1826
The ceremony of re-interment took place at Newport, R. I. On 4th December for Commander PERRY.
Commander BENTALOU, was a native of Montauban, France, born 15th August 1755. He joined the regiment of royal French dragoons before he was sixteen. In October 1776, he embarked at Bourdeux, in order to attach himself to the cause of America, and landed at Philadelphia, repaired to Gen. WASHINGTON’S head quarters, then in Jersey. On presenting his letters, he was appointed by him to a lieutenancy in the German Battalion. During the revolutionary war he gave many proofs of courage and conduct, particularly as captain of the first company in the legion of the celebrated patriot & partizan soldier, General Count PULASKI, in the raising of which corpse he was very servicible. At the siege of Savannah, he assisted, though severely wounded himself, in carrying the wounded PULASKI for the field and witnessed the last moments of the brave Pole. BENTALOU owed his death to a fall, in which he sustained, it appears, a very violent contusion.
The warrant has been issued for the execution of James QUINN, who was sentenced at the last court in Lebanon county. The execution will take place on Friday the 9th of February. Penn. Int.
In the Court of Oyer and Terminer for Lancaster County, Pa., on Friday Judge FRANKLIN, pronounced the awful sentence of death on Hannah DAVIS, a woman of color, convicted of having destroyed yer child by drowning.
Married – In Covington on the 14th inst., by Richard DRINKER, Esq., William COUPLAND to Miss Sophia RICE.
Married – At Pittston, on Sunday last, by the Rev. PECK, Doct. E. L. BOYD, to Miss Thankful, daughter of Eb. MARCY, of that place.
Married – A Christmas Gift. Was given in marriage at Wilkesbarre on Christmas Eve, by John MYERS, Esq., Miss Mariah OSBORN, unto Nathaniel JOSLIN.
Died – In this Borough, on Wednesday evening last, Edward COVELL, M. D., in the thirty fifth year of his age. He was a son, husband and father. The funeral will be Sunday next at 10 o’clock A. M.
We dress the paper in mourning today as well on account of the decease of its former editor, the late Samuel MAFFET, Esq., who died a short time since, as on account of the death of Dr. Edward COVELL. They both married daughters of Gen. Wm. ROSS, of this place.
On Tuesday last, snow fell to the depth of 4 or 5 inches. Sleighing is tolerably good.
Pennsylvania Legislature: House of Representatives:
An act incorporating the Susquehanna, Lackawanna and Delaware canal and rail road company.
Petition from William TRESCOTT, for authority to erect a mill dam on the North Branch of the Susquehanna in Luzerne.
1 dollar Reward. Lost about 15 days ago, in the borough, one new hand-saw with the letters I. B. on the handle & one pair of compass’s. Whoever will return them to the Subscriber shall receive one dollar. Job BARTON, Wilkesbarre.
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