REPUBLICAN FARMER AND DEMOCRATIC JOURNAL 1831
Published on Friday, Wilkesbarre, PA
By J.J. Adam
Papers missing before Vol. 3 #32
29 April 1831 Vol. 3 #32
Brigade Orders for the 2nd Brigade 8th Division, Pennsylvania Militia, will parade for Inspection and Training.
1st Batt., 70th Reg. Commanded by Col. Nathaniel A. WOODWARD and Light Infantry companies, commanded by Capt. Gilbert M. LEE and Capt. Alexander H. AVERY, on May 9th
2nd Batt. on May 10th
1st Batt, 76th Reg. Commanded by Col. Joseph WATRONS, on May 13th; 2nd Batt. on 14th
2nd Batt, 116th Reg., commanded by Col. Moses VAUGHN, on 16th, 1st Batt. on 18th
Wyoming Volunteer Batt. commanded by Lieut. Col. John L. BUTLER, on the 20th
115th Reg., commanded by Col. Jacob J. DENNIS, on the 21st
Volunteer Batt. commanded by Major Edward Trescott, on the 23rd
2nd Batt of the 2nd Reg. Commanded by Col. John BITTENBENDER, the Berwick Volunteer Infantry, commanded by Capt. Mathew MC DOWELL, and the Briar Creek Rifle Co. commanded by Capt. Isaiah SALMON on the 24th.
The 1st Batt. of the Black Creek Rifle Co. commanded by Capt. George KLINGER, and the Jackson Riflemen on the 25th
136th Reg. of Volunteers, commanded by Col. Lee RICHARDSON – the Batt. of Washington Guards, commanded by Lieut. Col. Gould PHINNEY – the Rifle Batt. lately commanded by Major John STURDEVANT and the volunteer Invincible Batt., commanded by Major Silas CLARK, will not parade for Inspection till sometime in the month of September next at the request of the commanding officer.
Isaac BOWMAN, Inspector, 2nd Brigade, 8th Division
Notice – Accounts at the Toll House of the Wilkesbarre Bridge Co. must be settled by 1st April Elnathan WILSON, Toll-Keeper
Wyoming National Bank, Wilkesbarre, Stockholder installment of Five Dollars per share of Capital Stock must be paid on or before the 20th May next. E. LYNCH, Cashier
Afloat. Taken up on the Susquehanna River in the township of Plymouth, on the 7th inst., a new Empty Ark. The owner is hereby notified to come forward and prove property, pay charges and receive the Ark. John INGHAM, Plymouth.
Joseph TUTTLE gives information on a conversation that took place on or about the 16th March, between John BENNETT, Mr. BULL and himself, concerning the cutting a gap in the Pennsylvania Canal in the 2nd Section (below the Nanticoke Dam) so that arks and rafts could pass into the river again.
Public Meeting of the citizens of Luzerne County friendly to the cause of the Anti-masonry, will meet on 7th May to appoint two delegates to the General Convention at Harrisburg on the 28th May. Oristus COLLINS, Isaac HARDING, Henry BREESE, Standing Committee.
Temple of Fashion!!! Shaving & Hair Dressing. Wm. BREWER, Wilkes-Barre
Regimental Orders for the 2nd Battalion 116th Regiment Pa. Militia, will meet at the house of Jesse LEE, Eaton Township, May 16th next, completely equipt for Military duty. The 1st Batt. of said Regiment at the house of Jeremiah CLARK, Abington, May 18th. Officers to compose the Court of appeal for the 1st Batt. will be Capt. Gilbert DUNNING, Capt. Daniel ENOS, Capt. Matthias ATHERTON, to meet at the house of Jeremiah CLARK, Abington, on second Monday of June; for the second Batt., the Captains of the first, third and fifth companies to meet at the house of Jesse LEE in Eaton on the second Monday in June. Moses VAUGHN, Col. 116th Reg. Pa. Mil., Blakeley.
Sealed Proposals will be received at the Canal Office, Wilkes-Barre until 15th June next for constructing a towing path along the Wyoming Canal. J. P. BULL, Superintendent
Roaring-brook Bridge. Proposals will be received by the Commissioners, of Luzerne Co., on the ground 10th May next to build a bridge across Roaring Brook, at or near the place where the old Bridge now stands, near the residence of Ebenezer SLOCUM, Esq., Providence, upon the plan of canal bridges. E. CAREY, Cl’k.
Estate of Peter SHAFER, Sen, of Eaton Township, requests payments and demands. Adam SHAFER, Jr., Kingston.
List of Letters Remaining in the Post Office, Plymouth, Apr. 1st:
Asa C. BARBER
Jared R. BALDWIN
Messrs. James JENKINS & Co.
Thomas PARKER (from England)
Miss Rebecca WILLIS
J. TURNER, P. M.
Citizen Volunteers will meet in uniform on Water Street, opposite the house of Thomas H. MORGAN on 2nd May next. S. HOWE, Capt.
Orphans’ Court sale to be held May 9th, for lot of land in Kingston Township, bounded by Thomas BIRD, Jacob BEDFORD, containing about half an acre. Also one equal third part in Pittston Township, known as meadow lot No. 9, same which the late David BROWN, of Pittston, deceased, by his last will and testament divided and left to the heirs of Eleazer BROWN, his son. Also one equal undivided half part of land in Pittston township, bounded by Nathaniel GIDDINGS, Nathaniel and Samuel MILLER, Samuel and George W. BENEDICT, heirs of Roger SEARLE, heirs of John BENEDICT, being parts of two lots, numbers 46 and 28 in the first division of one hundred acre lots, late estate of John BENEDICT, of Pittston Township, deceased, for such estate and under such condition as the said John BENEDICT had and held the same at and immediately before his death. William TOMPKINS, Admin.
Furs Wanted, Fox, Marten, Mink, Fisher, Otter &c. DOWS & SALSBURY
Very Cheap Hats. Wm. A. MERRITT, Wilkesbarre
New Drug Store, C. P. LANE, Apothecary & Druggist, Wilkesbarre
New and Fashionable Hat Store. Wm. WILLITS, Wilkesbarre
Distillery. Hiram CULVER informs the public that he has just taken the Distillery lately occupied by Christopher APPLETON. Wilkesbarre.
6 May 1831
The citizens interested in the location of the Canal upon the East side of the river, are requested to meet at the Court House, Wilkesbarre on the 11th inst.
At the annual election for officers of the Wilkesbarre Bridge Co., held on Monday last, May 2nd:
President: George M. HOLLENBACK
Managers: John L. BUTLER, Anning O. CHAHOON, Benjamin DRAKE, Elias HOYT, Ziba HOYT, Charles D. SHOEMAKER
Treasurer: Ziba BENNETT
At the Borough Election, on Tuesday last, May 3rd, the following officers were chosen:
Chief Burgess: Josiah LEWIS
Town Council: Gilbert BARNES, James W. BOWMAN, C. J. CHRISTELL, Thomas DAVIDGE, Samuel HOWE, Gilbert LAIRD, Thos. H. MORGAN
High Constable: John Michael KEINZLE
Married – On the 1st inst., by Rev. John HAGENS, Dr. J. SMITH to Elizabeth, daughter of John OSTERHOUT, all of Falls.
Wyoming Bank has declared a Dividend of One Dollar (5 per cent) on each share of stock.
Sheriff’s Sales to be held May 28th:
1) Land in Newport Township, bounded by Lot No. 49, 50, 12, 13 and 29, Susquehanna River, containing 159 acres, with one log house, one log barn and small orchard. Seized and taken in Execution at the suit of Bateman DOWNING against John CRAVER.
2) Land in Sugarloaf Township, bounded by Redmond CONYNGHAM, George DRUM, containing 49 acres. Seized and taken in Execution at the suit of Susanna OSTERDAY against George OSTERDAY.
Creditors. I have applied to the Court of Common Pleas for the relief of Insolvent Debtors. John F. HEAVENER, Nescopeck and Merritt LEONARD.
13 May 1831
Railroad from Wilkesbarre to New York.
A meeting of citizens of Luzerne County favorable to the construction of the Canal on the East side of the N. B. of the Susquehanna, held at the Court House, Cornelius CORTRIGHT, Esq., was called to the chair and Chester BUTLER, appointed Secretary. Preamble and resolutions offered by Doct. Thomas W. MINER and unanimously adopted. John L. BUTLER, Wm. S. ROSS and Dr. T. W. MINER, are to be the nominating committee. The committee appointed : Hon. David SCOTT, Hon. Gerrick MALLERY, Geo. DENISON, Charles MINER, Wm. ROSS, Washington LEE, Cornelius CORTRIGHT, John N. CONYNGHAM, James STARK, Esquires. Members of the above committee are requested to meet at the house of J. J. DENNIS, on Tuesday next.
New Goods. Jacob & Joseph SINTON.
Last Notice. All persons indebted to John BREES, New Troy, are notified that unless they call and settle by the first of July next, they will find accounts in the hands of a Magistrate for collection.
Volunteer Battalion. The several companies composing the Wyoming Volunteer Battalion, will meet the 20th inst., at the house of John SOX, Kingston, at 9 o’clock A.M. armed and equiped for duty and inspection. J. SMITH, Adj’t.
20 May 1831
The Launch. On Saturday last, the citizens of this place and vicinity were gratified by the spectacle of the launch of the first canal boat built in this valley. After being launched from the yard, opposite the borough, just below the bridge, the boat, with about 200 souls (large and small) on board, was towed across to this side, by a rope passed along the bridge.
Married – In Winchester, Va., on the 5th inst., by the Rev. JACKSON, William G. WEBSTER, of Connecticut, son of the Hon. Noah WEBSTER, L. L. D., to Miss Rosaline Eugenia STUART, youngest daughter of the late David STUART, L. L. D. of Fairfax County, Va.
Died – In Bridgewater, on the 21st ult., Mrs. Sally, wife of Edm’d B. WEST, of Exeter, Luzerne County, in the 22nd year of her age. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Susquehanna Register
Nescopeck Forge, near Berwick. The Iron made at this establishment, is believed to be equal to any in the United States. It is now in operation and the subscriber is prepared to execute orders for every size. John P. MILNOR
Dr. E. B. WEST, practice of Medicine and Surgery, Exeter.
Orphans’ Court Sale to be held 13 June, for land in Northmoreland Township, known by being part of lot number 9, in the third tier, bounded by Henry FULLER, , late the estate of Leonard HOUSE, of Northmoreland Township, deceased. One half Cash on confirmation of sale, the residue in one year, to be secured by Bond and mortgage. Henry H. BROWN, Administrator.
27 May 1831
Rail-Road Meeting at the Court House in Ithaca, New York on 11th May.
1 June 1831
Lackawanna Rail Road Company
Appointed by the Governor. James S. STEVENSON, of Allegheny, John MICHAEL, of Centre and James CLARKE, of Westmoreland, to be Canal Commissioners for the ensuing year.
Sheriff’s Sales to be held June 18th. See Susquehanna Democrat, 27 May 1831
8 June 1831
15 June 1831
Estate of Adam LUTZ, late of Newport Township, requests payments and demands. George LUTZ, Administrator.
Orphans’ Court Sale to be held 15th July next, for land in the counties of Susquehanna and Luzerne, one tract containing 177 acres, bounded by tract of John M. NESBIT, No. 38, middle of bridge across Alder Marsh Creek, Wm. ROBINSON’S sawmill (except 45 acres sold to James STEARNS and Tryor HARDING), of which 60 acres lies in Luzerne County. Also piece containing 20 acres and 127 perches of which 20 acres lie in Luzerne County. Also about 40 acres, bounded by Peter GRAHAM and James LEE, late estate of Nathan CALLENDER, of Susquehanna County, deceased. Samuel and Thirza CALLENDER, administrators.
Lost Umbrella. I. BOWMAN
Ice-Breaker. Proposals will be received until June 18th, for building an Ice-braker to the West Pier of the Wilkesbarre Bridge. Benj. DRAKE, Chas. D. SHOEMAKER, A. O. CHAHOON, Committee.
Adjournment of Commissioners’ Sales of Unseated Lands. All the county lands not sold at the late sales on the 4th inst., will be offered for sale at the Court House, Wilkesbarre on 1st August.
22 June 1831
Drowned in the Lehigh, about a mile and a half above Lowrytown, on Wednesday last, 15th inst., Jacob PATRICK, aged 20 years, son of Joshua PATRICK, of Eaton Township and Reuben GONAWAY, son of Maj. GONAWAY of Sugarloaf. They had been attempting, in company with four others, to cross the river in a small skiff, too small skiff, to small for the number then in it. The fathers of both the young men went to the place, and every exertion was used by the people in the neighborhood to discover the bodies; that of Maj. GONAWAY’S son had been found, but after the strictest search by about 70 or more persons, the body of Jacob PATRICK had not yet been found on Monday last.
A large vein of limestone has been discovered on the land of Thos. J. HILFORD of Newport Township.
Wyoming Line – Allotment of Work by Section
1 & 2 RICHLEY, ALCHLEY, SINTON & SHAFFER
3 & 4 James S. WILSON
5 DILLEY & DEVENPORT
6 James D. GALLUP
7 SILAS & HAMMOND
8 George BEGE & Co.
9 R. J. & I. INMAN
10 & 11 John MC CORMICK
12 Oliver HELME & Co.
13 RUDOLPH & TRACY
14 Azariah DAVIS
15 FINCH & DANA
16 Alfred BISHOP
17 HODGE, HICKS & DOWN
18 BUTLER, BENNET & SEXTON
19 C. CORTRIGHT 3rd & FRINK
20 STARK & APPLE
21 James STARK
22 STERLING, CHAHOON & LANING
23 Ebenezer BROWN
24 J. BLANCHARD; LATHROP & BLANCHARD
25 & 26 SCOTT & GOODENOUGH
28 SMITH, PATTRESON, DICKEY & Co.
29 STERLING, CHAHOON, LANING & Co.
30 ROUCH & DILLMAN
31 Solomon BROWN
32 STEVENS, MALLERY & GOFF
33 Lewis W. HUBBAND
1 & 2 SERLING, CHAHOON, LANING & Co.
3 & 4 HODGE & DERING
5 BANCROFT & M’CURDY
J. P. BULL, Superintendent
Section No. 27 and the Bridges, Aqueducts &c., have not yet been decided.
Married – In Philadelphia, the 14th inst., by Rev. Joseph H. JONES, of New Brunswick, NJ, Joel JONES, Esq., of Easton, Pa., to Miss Eliza P., daughter of the late Dr. John SPARHAWK, of Philadelphia.
29 June 1831
Rail Road Meeting held by citizens of Montgomery and Berks Counties met at the house of Samuel THOMAS at Swamp Churches, Montgomery County, on the 11th June.
Appointment by the Canal Commissioners. Lord BUTLER, to be Superintendent of the North Branch Division of the Pennsylvania Canal, in the place of James P. BULL, resigned.
Canal Letting. Section 27 to HORTON, TAMMANY & AHER
Mill Creek Aqueduct to George M. HOLLENBACK
Bridges and sections they are on:
5. Towning Path: J. & Chester STEEL
8. Solomon’s Cr: J. & Chester STEEL
9. Farm: STERLING, CHAHOON & Co.
10, 11, 12, 13. RITCHEY, ACKLEY, SINTON & SHAFER
11. Road, HORTON, TAMMANY, & AHER
13. 1 Road, John MYERS
14. 1 Road G. & R. SHOEMAKER
15. 2 Road: Thomas BENNET
16. 2 Road: Joseph & Chester STEEL
19 & 20. *no name*
1 Road each: Thomas BENNET
20 – 25, 30, 32, 33. 1 Farm each: HORTON, TAMMANY & AHER
30. 2 Farms: HORTON, TAMMANY & AHER
The Wyoming Troop, will meet at the Hotel of Maj. O. PORTER, Borough of Wilkesbarre on 4th July. Per order of the Capt. Aug. C. LANING, Q. M. S.
Register’s Notice. The estate of John COURTRIGHT, of Pittston Township, deceased has been filed.
PAPERS MISSING FROM 6 JULY to 14 SEPTEMBER, 1831
21 September 1831 Vol. 4 #1
Published by A. M. WRIGHT & J. ATHERHOLT
Democratic Republican Convention of Luzerne County, held at the house of Philip MYERS’, Kingston on Sept. 20th, Moses OVERFIELD was called to the Chair; Henry PETTEBONE, Esq., and Dr. Joseph J. WRIGHT, appointed Secretaries. The following delegated appeared and exhibited their credentials:
Andrew DECKER, Sugarloaf
John BRIGGS, Nescopeck
David TRAVERS, Huntington
John DEAN, Esq., Union
Jacob RUMBACH, Newport
Jonas HARTZELL, Hanover
Truman ATHERTON, Plymouth
John WHITMAN, Lehman
Thos. IRWIN, Dallas
J. J. WRIGHT, Kingston
H. PETTEBONE, Wilkes-Barre
Abraham DEPEW, Covington
Samuel SAYLOR, Pittston
Timothy GOBLE, Exeter
David WESTOVER, Esq., Northmoreland
Moses OVERFIELD, Esq., Braintrim
Henry STARK, Esq., Tunkhannock
Lyman C. KIDDER, Falls
Matthew JACKSON, Abington
Dr. Wm. G. GRITMAN, Greenfield
John COBB, Blakely
Joseph GRIFFIN, Providence
The ballot for candidates to be supported were selected:
Assembly: Albert G. BRODHEAD, Nicholas OVERFIELD
Sheriff: Benjamin REYNOLDS, Thomas CARKHUFF
Coroner: Nathaniel GOSS, John MILLER
Commissioner: Luman FERRY
Auditor: Samuel SAYLOR
Accident. On Saturday afternoon last, as a number of men were engaged in raising the frame to the new Presbyterian Church, in this borough, one of the large timbers gave way, and seven of them were precipitated into the cellar, a distance of nearly forty feet. Two men, we understand, were seriously injured; the others escaped without being materially hurt.
General Election will be held October 11th, at the following:
Sugarloaf District – at School House, Conyngham
Salem District – at house of late James CAMPBELL, Salem
Nescopeck District – at the house of George KEEN, Nescopeck
Huntington District – house of Eliphalet EDSON, Huntington
Union District – house of Ichabod SHAW, Union
Plymouth District – at the Academy School House, Plymouth
Newport District – at house of Henry SMITH, Newport
Hanover District – at house late of Frederick CRISMAN, Hanover
Wilkesbarre District – at Court House in Borough of Wilkesbarre
Kingston District – at house of Philip MYERS, Kingston
Pittston District – at Central School House, Pittston
Providence District – at house late of Philip HERMANS, Providence
Greenfield District – at house of Samuel VAIL, Greenfield
Abington District – at house late of William H. NICHOLS, Abington
Nicholson District – at house of Ebenezer STEVENS, Nicholson
Tunkhannock District – at the school house near Samuel WHITMORE’S, Tunkhannock
Braintrim District – at house of Daniel STERLING, Braintrim
Windham District – at house of John FASSETT, Windham
Exeter District – at house of John HARDING, Exeter
Eaton District – at school house on Turnpike Road, near Jesse LEE’S, Eaton
Northmoreland District – at house of Orange FULLER, Northmoreland
Blakeley District – at house late of Geo. HARBERGER, Blakeley
Carbondale District – at the Mansion House, Carbondale
Falls District – at house of John OSTERHOUT, Falls
Covington District – at house in DRINKER’S settlement, Covington
Lehigh DISTRICT – at house of George BUCK, Lehigh
Lehman District – at house of Clinton BROWN, Lehman
Dallas District – at house of William HONEYWELL, Dallas
Orphans’ Court Sale, to be held October 15th, for land in Newport Township, being Lots 10 and 21 in the second division, containing 219 acres. Coal of the first quality is found upon the land. There are 40 acres under improvement, 2 dwelling houses, a barn, 80 bearing apple trees. Late the estate of Christian SARBER, of Newport, deceased. John SARBER, Adm’r.
To the Free and Independent Electors of Luzerne County, the following offer themselves as candidates for office of Sheriff. Christian MENSCH, Wm. M. HART, Nathan CAREY
Notice. The partnership under the firm of CHAHOON and LANING, is this day dissolved by mutual consent. A. O. CHAHOON, A. C. LANING, Wilkesbarre, Aug. 15
Canal-men may find a general assortment of strong well made Clothing, for sale cheap at the Cash Store of SMITH & OSTERHOUT, Wilkesbarre.
Cabinet and Chair Manufactory. Washington STANSBURY & Isaac S. HIGGINS, Tunkhannock.
Administrators’ Notice, for estate of Derrick BIRD, deceased, request demands and payments. Wm. SWETLAND and Elizabeth BIRD, Administrators
To Creditors. I have applied for the benefit of Insolvent Debtors, and Nov. 7th next has been appointed to hear me and my creditors. Joseph B. DURAND.
28 September 1831
Died – Stamford (Con.) Sentinel of yesterday. Stephen J. MILLER of New Canaan, for many years a respectable member of the Congregational Church, North Stamford, under pastoral charge of Rev. FULLER, on Thursday night last, killed his two children and nearly killed his wife, while in a state of aberration of mind. (See article)
Suicide. Mrs. Laura, wife of Lorry HOLCOMB, committed suicide by hanging herself, in Peru, on Wednesday of last week. The verdict of the jury stated that “mental derangement, caused by religious excitement,” was the cause of the act. Utica pap.
Anti-Masonic Meeting held 21st September at Philip MYERS’, Kingston, Jonathan WESTOVER, Esq. was called to the chair and Thomas FELL chosen Secretary and George C. DRAKE, assistant Secretary. The following ticket was passed. Joseph JAMESON be a delegate to attend the Baltimore Convention on the 26th inst. in the place of H. W. DRINKER, declined. The standing committee for the ensuing year, O. COLLINS, Geo. C. DRAKE and Caleb ATHERTON were appointed.
At a large meeting of Independent Republicans at the house of Silas ALEXANDER, Hanover Township, on September 26th, Lorenzo RUGGLES was called to the chair, David THOMPSON, Esq., Newport and D. COLCKGLAZER, Hanover were appointed secretaries.
Democratic Republican Ticket:
President: Andrew JACKSON
Assembly: Albert G. BROADHEAD, Nicholas OVERFIELD
Sheriff: Benjamin REYNOLDS, Thomas CARKHUFF
Coroner: Nathaniel GOSS, John MILLER
Commissioner: Luman FERRY
Auditor: Samuel SAYLOR
Assembly: John SMITH, Nathan BEACH
Sheriff: John L. BUTLER, John BITTENBENDER
Coroner: Ebenezer SLOCUM
Commissioner: Elisha HARDING Jr.
Auditor: Richard DRINKER
Assembly: Henry W. DRINKER, Charles BARRETT
Sheriff: Eliphalet A. BULKELEY, Caleb ATHERTON
Coroner: George DRUM, Esq., Thomas Y. ATHERTON
Commissioner: John MILLER
Auditor: Merritt SLOCUM
5 October 1831
$3 Reward for a large Calf-skin Pocket Book, lost on the 3rd inst. between the Wilkesbarre Bridge and REYNOLDS’ Store, Kingston. Containing Twenty-five dollars, on the Wyoming Bank and about two dollars in specie; besides a note of $100 against Stephen B. ATHERTON; ditto against Charles CURTIS of six dollars and seventy-five cents; ditto against Harman SURLES of Twenty-five dollars; two ditto against Michael LEE, of Twelve dollars and fifty cents each; a due bill of Forty dollars of James GALLUP, with some other accounts not recollected. Henry C. SKADE, Plymouth
At the Democratic Meeting, held at the house of J. H. PHINNY, on the 4th ult, S. RAUB was called to the chair and Wm. A. MERRITT appointed Secretary. Concerns false reports about the Democratic Jackson party.
List of Letters Remaining in the Post Office at Wilkesbarre, October 1st:
Wm. H. ALEXANDER
Wm. & Jno. ANCOCKS
Sarah W. BLAKE
Isaac S. BONSALL
Wm. G. BURTN
L. A. BOWMAN
Rufus H. BENNET
A. O. CAHOON
William B. COOPER
George C. DRAKE
Jno. DEWITT &
William B. FELLBUSH
P. S. GALPIN
Henry F. GUY
J. C. HAVERLY
Messrs. HANCOCK & JENKINS
Henry D. HACKLEY
Messrs. HITCHCOCK & SHAFER
Mathew Hale JONES
Ovid F. JOHNSON
Care of M. JONES
Messrs. James JENKINS & co.
Anna Elizabeth KNOCK
Ephraim R. KITTLE
Christian F. LEEDER
Mary Ann LANING
Joseph W. MC GAINS
John MC CORMAC
Elisha H. OSBON
Sarah Ann PETTIBONE
James H. PHINNY
Thomas W. RYAN
Samuel RAUB Jr.
Albert H. SCOFIELD
George SMITH & George GARNER
Blinon D. STRONG
George W. SMITH
O. F. WELLES
Hiram F. WHEELER
John J. WARD
Robert WILSO or James VANHORN
Messrs. WEST & Co.
B. H. WOOD
Jonathan P. WILIS
Capt. G. WILTON
A. Beaumont, P. M.
List of Letters Remaining in the Post Office at Tunkhannock, October 1st:
Messrs. A. DURHAM & Co.
Mrs. Mary DAVIS
Zebulon MARCY Jr.
Miss Maria ROSS
John J. SMITH
Henry STARK, P. M.
George C. DRAKE, Attorney At Law. At the office of the late Geo. DENISON, Esq., Wilkesbarre.
List of Letters Remaining in the Post Office at Plainsville, Oct. 1st:
Jeremiah BLANCHARD Jr.
Elisha BLACKMAN 2nd
George W. WILLIAMS
Mr. S. LATHROP
S. SAYLOR, P. M.
Estate of George DENISON, Esq., late of Wilkesbarre, requests payments and demands. Caroline DENISON and David SCOTT, Administrators.
Court of Appeal will be held for the Citizen Volunteers at the Hotel of Wm. C. JOHNSON, on first Monday of November. G. GRAVES, First Lieut.
Orphans’ Court Sale, to be held October 15th, for land in Sugar Loaf Township, in the warrantee name of John KUNCKLE, bounded by lands in the warrantee names of Christian KUNCKLE, Mary KUNCKLE and lands unknown, containing 59 acres. Also one equal undivided fourth part of land in same, in the warrantee name of John KUNCKLE, containing 410 acres. Late the estate of Jesse TRUMP, Jr., deceased. Samuel LAIRD and Maria K. LAIRD, Adm’rs.
12 October 1831
On Sunday evening the 3rd inst., Daniel SHAFER, voluntarily came before Michael BALTZELL, Esq., a magistrate of this city, and requested to be committed to prison for the murder last winter in Marietta, Pennsylvania of Mrs. BOWERS at her home, while in a state of intoxication.
The trial of MILLER, the man who murdered his two children in Fairfield County, Conn, has taken place in Superior Court and he was acquitted on the grounds of insanity.
Died – Hon. Wm. RAMSEY. He took sick the week before when on a review of the Delaware Canal, returning to Carlisle on Sunday, and was confined till the morning of his death. During his life he held many important stations; the last of which, as representative to Congress. He was in the 55th year of his age. Volunteer
Died – In Providence, on Sunday the 2nd inst., after a protracted illness, Mrs. Elizabeth KNICKERBACHER, in the 20th year of her age. She was the eldest daughter of the late Philip HARMANS.
Died – In Pittston, on Sunday the 2nd inst., in the 27th year of her age, Mrs. Caroline, consort of E. WORTHINGTON, and youngest daughter of Silas PRATT, late of Lehman, deceased.
Wyoming Bank. Stockholders will meet 21st November at 10 o’clock, A. M., for the election of Directors. Edward LYNCH, Cashier
Adrift. D. & A. YARINGTON have taken up 2 arks and 1 canoe. The owner or owners of which, are requested to come forward and prove property, pay charges and take them away.
Sheriff’s Sales to be held November 5th:
1) Land in Nescopeck Twp., bounded by John HERVEY, BITTENBENDER, containing 157 perches. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Jacob BITTENBENDER for the use of John BITTENBENDER, against Jacob BITTENBENDER Jr., administrator of George ROUCH, deceased.
2) Land in Carbondale Township, being Lot No. 1, as laid down in the town plot, adjoining the parade ground and opposite HACKLEY and TOWNSEND’S store, lying 160 feet on the parade ground, and 60 feet on street No. 1. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Thomas CLARK against James W. GOFF.
Notice. The Partnership in the Clothier and Carding business has been dissolved on the 1st. Philip REIMER, Mortimer PARSONS, Laurel Run
List of Letters at the Post Office at Pittston, October 1st:
Erastus SMITH, A. P.
Laurel Run Distillery. Dennis KELLY and Cornelius DIVVER will receive Rye and Corn in exchange for Whiskey. On the following terms: For any quantity not less than a barrel, they will give nine quarts for every bushel weighing 60 lbs. Delivered at the Distillery, and smaller quantities in proportion. Or they will pay two cents per bushel for grain above the Wilkes-Barre price. They will also take Store Hogs in shares.
19 October 1831
Official Statement of the Votes Polled in Luzerne County, October 11th:
Assembly: Albert G. BRODHEAD (1425); Nicholas OVERFIELD (1285); Nathan BEACH (735); Doct. John SMITH (652); Thomas DYER (332); Charles BARRET (293)
Sheriff: Christian MENSCH (35); John L. BUTLER (428); Thomas CARKHUFF (1463); Benjamin REYNOLDS (1073); Eliphalet A. BULKELEY (317); Nathan CAREY (294); Caleb ATHERTON (293); Archippus PARRISH (160); John BITTENBENDER (28); William M. HART (99)
Coroner: Nathaniel GOSS (1366); John MILLER (1323); George DRUM (254); Thomas Y. ATHERTON (256); Ebenezer SLOCUM (548); Edward INMAN (204); Samuel SUTTON (153); Samuel MILLER (3)
Comm’r: Luther FERRY (1283); Elisha HARDING (784); John MILLER (300)
Auditor: Samuel SAYLOR (1456); DRINKER (363); GIDDINGS (232)
Register’s Notice. The estate of Peter MENICH, late of Hanover, deceased, has filled his account of Administration.
Military Notice. The Court of appeal for the 115th Reg. will be held at the house of Col. Jacob J. DENNIS, Wilkesbarre on the 5th November.. For the 116th Reg. at the house of James DEAN, Abington, commanded by Col. Moses VAUGHN. Isaac BOWMAN, Inspector, 2nd Brigade, 8th Div. P. M.
The canal boat Luzerne, belonging to the estate of Derrick BIRD, will be sold at public sale on 31st October inst., at the house of Jesse CRISMAN, Kingston. Also one Five Horse Wagon. Wm. SWETLAND and Elizabeth BIRD, Administrators.
The Wyoming Seminary For Young Ladies will be continued under the care of Miss TROTT & Miss JONES. The next term will commence on Monday, 31st October.
Treasurer’s Notice. To Delinquent Collectors & others indebted to the county of Luzerne. The Commissioners have instructed the Treasurer to give notice to all persons indebted to the County previous to 1831, that the interests of the County require an immediate collection of all debts due previous to the present year. All persons therefore interested in this notice will please call at the Commissioners office, on Wednesday and Thursday of each week and settle and save costs. Bateman DOWNING, Treasury of Luzerne County.
26 October 1831
Delaware Canal. Last week, the water was let into the canal at Easton, and had reached as far as Lumberville, when a breach occurred at Point Pleasant, which, however, was repaired in a few days. On Sunday week another serious breach took place a few miles below Easton, which carried away a large portion of the embankment and a bridge. This will also be promptly repaired. Doylestown Dem.
Charles G. HUNTER has been tried and acquitted in Philadelphia, on a charge of having challenged William MILLER Jr. to fight and of having posted said MILLER as a liar and a coward.
On Monday night last, a North Branch timber raft was forced out of its proper course by the current of the West Branch, and passed over the Shamokin dam. Unsuccessful efforts had been made to land it at different places, and in one of the attempts two other rafts were forced from their mooring, to one of which a batteau was attached. There were three men on the raft when it was ascertained that it could not be prevented from passing over the dam, and they took to the batteau, but the night being dark, and the men not knowing they were on the verge of the dam when they entered the boat, it passed over, and two of the men were drowned. The one who saved himself, swam about three quarters of a mile without knowing whether he was approaching the shore or not. He at length lodged near the mouth of Shamokin Creek. George BINGHAM, merchant, of Towanda, and Mr. TROUT, the pilot are the two persons who lost their lives. Their bodies have not been found. Dan. Int.
There is still a deficiency of water in the North Branch Canal. It is now sufficiently filled, however, to admit the passage of scows, and boats partly laden, and it is likely to be in good navigable order in a few days. Yesterday a quantity of stone coal passed down in scows, and a small supply was bro’t to this place from Nanticoke, in the canal boat, “Water Witch,” of Bloomsburg. Dan. Int.
The Reading Chronicle, will heretofore be published by Robert JOHNSON.
Appointments by the Governor. Mr. LINNARD, of Philadelphia, to be one of the Canal Commissioners of Pennsylvania, in place of James S. STEVENSON, deceased. Mr. HAMERIGHT, of Lancaster to be one of the appraisers of Damages on the Pennsylvania Canal and rail-road in place of the Hon. William RAMSEY, deceased.
Married – At Lawrenceville, Pa. On the 31st inst., by Rev. PORTER, M. P. ORTON, MD of Wilkes-Barre, to Mary Lindsley, daughter of James FORD, Esq., of the former place.
Married – In Exeter, on Thursday the 20th inst., by Rev. S. CARVER, William V. LEWIS, to Miss Margaret SCOTT, both of Exeter.
Estate of Aaron ROBERTS, late of Kingston Township, requests payments and demands. Miner ROBERTS, Administrator.
Estate of Isaac SINE, late of Sugarloaf Township, requests payments and demands. Philip SINE, Achilles SINE, Adm’rs.
List of Letters Remaining in the Post Office at Plymouth, September 30th:
Ichabod SHAW, Esq.
Reuben R. RULLEN
James NESBETT Jr.
Dr. H. CORSON
Messrs. COOK & REYNOLDS
Miss Betsey A. FULLER
Benjamin REYNOLDS Esq.
John TURNER, P. M.
2 November 1831
At a meeting of the managers of the Danville and Pottsville Rail Road Company, it seems that their deliberations did not produce a resolution to proceed with the work. Stephen GIRARD concluded to withdraw his support from the undertaking, whereupon the managers ordered a meeting of the Stockholders to be held on the 13th of November at which meeting it is confidently believed that measures will be taken to prosecute the work without further delay. Danville Intelligencer and Miltonian
Robert MORRIS, the murderer of Capt. HILBOURN, late of the brig Mary, has been tried at Georgetown and sentenced to be hung on the 8th November.
Died – Richard MONINGTON, of Waterford, Pa., died recently of lockjaw, from having run a nail into the bottom of his foot.
Hickory Club. Members will meet at James H. PHINNEY’S, Wilkesbarre on 10th inst. E. W. STURDEVANT, Sec’y.
Pennsylvania Legislative Proceedings will be reported in the Pennsylvania Reporter.
For Sale. Flour, & Cider Barrels, Kegs &c. Christian ATHERHOLD, Kingston Township.
Estate of Allice STONE, late of Abington Township, requests payments and demands. Jeremiah CLARK and Jeffrey DEAN, Executors.
Wyoming Bank. Election of Directors will be held at the Court House, November 21st. Edward LYNCH, Cashier.
9 November 1831
Danville and Pottsville Rail Road Committee Report.
Three colored women were committed this morning by B. W. RICHARDS, Esq., Mayor, for the murder of a white woman, Elizabeth LOUD. Phil’a Gaz.
Stop the Murderer! A free negro, Wiat JOHNSON, resident of Norfolk, Va., murdered his wife and his only child on the evening of 26th inst. and had absconded. He is about 5 feet 9 or 10 inches high, of dark complexion, about 25 or 30 years of age. Norfolk Beacon
It appears that up to the 15th October, the Hudson and Delaware Canal Company, had transported from their Luzerne coal mines, by Railway and Canal, to Rondout, on the North River, rising 40,000 tons of coal during the season.
New Jersey. Peter D. VROOM was on the 28th ult, re-elected Governor of the state and Charles EWING, Chief Justice, without opposition. Elias P. SEELEY of Cumberland County was elected vice President and James D. WESTCOTT, Secretary of the council, and Alexander WURTS, of Hunterdon, speaker, and Borden M. VOORHEES, clerk of the assembly. American Sentinel, Oct. 31.
Pennsylvania Legislatures (list of all counties):
Northampton, Lehigh, Pike & Wayne: Jacob KERN, Walter C. LIVINGSTON
Northumberland & Union: Samuel J. PACKER
Luzerne & Columbia: Jacob DRUMHELLER
Bradford, Tioga & Susquehanna: Reuben WILBER
Westmoreland: John KLINGENSMITH
House of Representatives:
Northampton, Wayne & Pike: Samuel STOKES, Thomas FULLER, Philip LYNN, George KELCHUER
Northumberland: Eben’r GREENOUGH
Columbia: Uzal HOPKINS
Luzerne: Nicholas OVERFIELD, Albert G. BRODHEAD
Bradford & Tioga: John LAPORTE, John BEECHER
Susquehanna: Almon H. READ
Died – A most shocking accident occurred in this village on Thursday evening last. A colored woman, wife of Elias SPENCER, being in a state of intoxication, fell into the fire and was burned about the face and breast in a most dreadful manner. She yet survives, but no hopes are entertained of her recovery. Another proof of the fatal effects of intemperance. Wellsborough Phenix
Fire Company. The Working men and others, of the Borough of Wilkesbarre, who fear neither fire nor water, are requested to meet at the Court House, on Saturday evening, the 12th inst., for the purpose of forming an efficient Fire Company.
To the Enterprising. A Meeting of the young Men of this Section of Country, who may feel disposed to emigrate to the Oregon Territory, at the mouth of Columbia River, will be held at T. H. MORGAN’S Hotel, on Wednesday evening next, to take measures for making the necessary arrangement for joining the company of Emigrants who are to leave Philadelphia in January next.
16 November 1831
Official Naval Register:
Deaths. Lieut. Charles H. CALDWELL, on the 9th August, on his passage from the Pacific, in the brig George & Henry.
Resignations. Midshipmen – Adam J. LESLIE, John W. WILLIS and William A. PATTERSON
Dismissals. Midshipman, William J. JENKINS, 26th October.
Fate of SMITH. Mr. SMITH was a partner in the firm of SMITH, SUBLETTE and JACKSON, and has been engaged in carrying on the Fur Trade with the Indians beyond the Rocky Mountains. Jedediah SMITH, was killed by the Cormuck Indians on Simerone River on the 27th May. (See article)
Died – At Fort Mitchell, a duel was fought between J. T. LAMAR and Dr. A. WOODSON, both of Macon, and Dr. WOODSON was killed. Boston Commercial Gazette
On motion of John N. CONYNGHAM, Esq., H. B. WRIGHT was admitted to practice as an Attorney in the several Courts of this County. Also on motion by same, L. MAXWELL, Esq., of Chester County, was admitted to practice in the Courts of this county.
Court Proceedings for November Term.
Edward Thomas, convicted of malicious mischief in cutting off the ear of a horse
Washington PHILLIPS, convicted of Fornication &c.
Samuel HENRY, convicted of Fornication &c.
John POUND, convicted of Assault and Battery
BLOCHER (no first name listed), acquitted of larceny
Died – Salmon BOSWORTH, Esq., of Pike, was found hanging by the neck in his own cellar, one morning last week, a corpse. The cause of this rash deed we have not learned. He was possessed of a fine property, and had every thing comfortable about him and was considered a man of very good general abilities. Bradford Settler
A Post Office has lately been established at Willistown, Chester Co., Pa., and Joseph H. PRATT, Esq., appointed Post Master.
Died – In this Borough on Saturday last, after three days illness, Thomas CARKHUFF, Esq., Sheriff, aged about 33 years, leaving an afflicted widow and four small children, to mourn the loss of a husband and parent. On Monday his remains were followed to the grave by a large concourse of relatives and friends.
Died – In this township, on the 10th inst., Charles DANA, aged about twenty years.
The members of the Wilkesbarre Fire Company are requested to meet at the Court House on Saturday evening. Z. BENNETT, late Sec’ry. Citizens desirous of becoming members are invited to attend.
Wyoming Bank. Directors have declared a Dividend of five percent (one dollar and fifty cents on a share).
Notice. All persons whom it may concern, are hereby notified, that my wife, Eliza has taken it into her head, without good cause, to quit my house and society, and set up for herself is therefore caution, that all persons against trusting or harboring the said Eliza until she returns to my house and her duty. Therefore any person harboring, trusting, lodging or employing her, may expect to be dealt with according to the law, as my doors are open, and a bed and board is and shall be proved for her. Squire B. DOUGLAS, Pittston.
23 November 1831
Georgetown, Del., Nov. 11. Execution of Robert MORRIS, on Tuesday last. He made no confession under the gallows. He said he killed Capt. HILBOURN accidentally. He died twelve minutes and a half after he was swung off, without struggle.
The North Branch Canal is now in good navigable order from Nanticoke to Northumberland.
A Post Office has been recently established at Neff’s Mill between Petersburg and Manor Hill, in West Township, Huntingdon Co., William J. KIRK, postmaster.
St. Louis, Mo., Nov. 1. In an extract from a letter from Maj. DOUGHERTY, agent of the Pawnees, to his brother, states the Small Pox has been committing dreadful ravages among the Pawnee Indians. Nearly the whole of one tribe (the Pawnee Republic) of about 3,500 souls, have been swept off – the number dying daily being so great that they had not been able to bury them. The cause of the disease being so fatal among them is, that they immediately plunge into the water as soon as the fever makes its appearance – thus driving the disease inwardly. Scarcely an instance is known of their recovery when they are attacked by this terrible malady.
The Glass Factory belonging to PHELPS, PHINNY & Co., in this borough, is now in the “full tide of successful operation.” During the week ending Monday the 14th, there were made fifteen thousand twenty five hundred feet, or 350 boxes of 8 by 10 Glass. Dundaff Rep.
Another Revolutionary Patriot gone. Gen. Philip VAN CORTLANDT, of this county, died at his residence in the town of Cortlandt, on Sunday the 5th inst., at 8 o’clock in the evening, aged 82 years. He was at the time of his decease, the senior surviving officer in this country of the army of the Revolution. Westchester, NY, Republican
Estrays. Strayed from the widow WRIGHT’S, 6 miles from Wilkesbarre, out of a drove of young cattle, left last May at said WRIGHT’S to graze in the woods, Two Heifers. David PERKSIN, Kingston.
Ovid F. JOHNSON & H. B. WRIGHT, Attornies at Law, Office on Market Street, four doors from the bridge.
Mrs. Margaret DENNIS, informs the public that she has established herself on Franklin Street, where she intends to take in common Sewing, such as making Vests, Pantaloons, &C. on reasonable terms. She can also accommodate two or three persons with boarding and lodging on advantageous terms.
Court House Repairs. Notice is hereby given that proposals will be received at this Office, on the 5th December next, for making alterations and repairs, according to the plan. E. CAREY, Clk.
30 November 1831
Yesterday the Sheriff of this county executed the sentence of the law upon Dibelt HOLT, convicted of the murder of his wife, at the last Court of Oyer and Terminer. He left the jail about noon, and before half past one he was a corpse. Buffalo Republican
Abduction. A man by the name of FLETCHER, arrived in this country from England about two years ago, with two children, a boy and a girl, leaving his wife and one or two children at home, and after being in the city less than a year married. A short time ago, his English wife arrived, not to claim protection from her husband, but to obtain her children. FLETCHER agreed to give them up, and the mother was only waiting a proper opportunity to return with them to England. On Sunday the 13th inst. the children left the house at which they boarded to go to a Sunday School, and have not since been heard of – nor has FLETCHER been since found. Yesterday, however, his sister-in-law was arrested on the suspicion of being concerned in the abduction – she denied all knowledge of the circumstances, but her account of herself and also of FLETCHER was so contradictory, that she has been committed for further examination. NY Nat. Adv.
The Little Schuylkill Rail Road from Tamaqua to Port Clinton, will be ready for transportation on the 8th inst. on which day the wagons will commence running. Berks and Schuylkill Journal
A Wild Cat was shot last week about four miles west of this borough by Charles BROWN. It measured from the nose to the end of the tail 2 feet 8 inches; height 1 foot 4 inches; girt behind the legs 1 foot 10 inches. This is the largest wild cat we have ever seen. The cry of the panther has been heard within a few weeks, not far from this borough. Bradford Set.
The wife of Terence GOGGIN, residing in 8th Street, gave birth on the 19th to three living male children. Terrance now has 7 sons all living. The parents are in indigent circumstances. They should have an appointment of the Western territory. NY Enq.
Appointed by the President. William C. H. WADDELL, of New York to be Marshall of the United States for the Southern District of New York, vice Thomas MORRIS, retired.
The following gentlemen were elected Directors of the Wyoming Bank, on 21st inst., viz: Benjamin DORRANCE, George M. HOLLENBACK, Oristus COLLINS, Joseph SLOCUM, John L. BUTLER, William HANCOCK, James WRIGHT, James NESBITT Jr., Joseph SINTON, Orlando PORTER, Cornelius CORTRIGHT, Arnold COLT, Lewis WORRALL. Benjamin DORRANCE, re-elected President.
On Friday last, Charles T. HOWEL, was apprehended at Mr. SHAFER’S Tavern, about four miles above this place, by two of our citizens, who had started in pursuit. The causes which led to his arrest were these: Handbills had been put up in this place, offering a reward of five hundred dollars for the apprehension of an individual bearing this name, who had been employed as a clerk by the firm of J. BROWN & Co., Shipping Merchants in Philadelphia, and had decamped with a large sum of his employer’s money – about two thousand dollars, we understand. From the description given of the offender in the handbill, suspicion rested upon the individual apprehended, who had just arrived here in a two horse dearborn; and it appears from the sequel, that those suspicious were not misplaced. We understand that, when captured only two or three hundred dollars of the money was found about his person, but with how much truth we know not that he deposited one thousand dollars in the bank at Northumberland, through which place he passed on his way hither. No doubt he was making his way to Canada.
Simon EICHOLTZ, charged with the murder of John LYNCH, which was perpetrated at Lancaster, Pa. Some time since, has been arrested and committed to jail in Baltimore. The Governor of Pennsylvania had offered a reward of $200 for his apprehension.
New Fire Company. At a meeting of citizens of this Borough, John P. BABB was called to the Chair and W. H. ALEXANDER appointed Secretary. A committee of five persons to draft constitution: Joseph P. LECLERK, Samuel HOW, Gorton GRAVES, Henry CADY and Ansell THOMAS. The next meeting on Wednesday the 30th inst.
Died – At Conyngham, in this County, on the 24th inst., George DRUM, Esq. To show the estimation in which the deceased was held by his fellow citizens, we offer the following testimony, from a highly respectable source. Conyngham, Nov. 25. Dear Sir, It has become my painful duty to apprize you of the unexpected death of our worthy friend, George DRUM, Esq. of this place. He died on Thursday last, in the 40th year of his age, after an illness of two weeks, which was occasioned by a violent cold, which settled down into his throat and lungs. He was a worthy man, a good officer and good neighbor – a kind and affectionate relative, and beloved by all his acquaintance.
Oyster Cellar. John POTTER respectfully informs his friends and public in general, that he has taken the Cellar, under the new building of BEAUMONT & COLT, corner of Franklin and Union Streets, where he intends keeping constantly on hand first-rate Oysters. Wilkesbarre
To the Heirs and legal representatives of Christiana O. RUSSELL, late of the Borough of Wilkesbarre, are to come to Court on 2nd January 1832, then and there to accept or relinquish their several rights of taking at the valuation, made in due course of Law, the Real Estate whereof the said Christiana O. RUSSELL, died, seized.
To Creditors – We have applied to the Court of Common Pleas for the relief of Insolvent Debtors, appointing January 2nd to hear us and our creditors at the Court House. John CLARK, Henry J. FRICHER, George MACK, Frederick NAGLE
7 December 1831
On Saturday last, about forty persons late citizens of this county, left this place to Texas. Edensburg, Pa. Spy
Married – In Exeter, on Thursday, the 1st inst. by Elisha HARDING, Esq., Daniel HARDING to Miss Nancy, only daughter of Gould WHITLACK, both of Exeter (WHITLOCK?)
Died – Suddenly in Wilkesbarre, on Saturday last, Mrs. HEPBURN, widow of the late Lewis HEPBURN, at an advanced age. She was in the enjoyment of her usual health, until a few moments before her death, when she was attacked with an epileptic fit in which she expired. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church.
Died – In Lehman, on Monday the 29th ult, at an advanced age, Abraham PIKE, an individual whose memory will be cherished by all, so long as the Battle of Wyoming and the tragic incidents connected therewith, are remembered.
Appointment by the Governor. Charles FRAILY to be Register and Recorder and Clerk of the Orphans Court for Schuylkill County. Jacob HAMMER to be the Prothonotary and Clerk of the Court of Quarter Sessions for the same co’y.
Benjamin REYNOLDS, Esq., has received form the Governor the appointment of Sheriff of this county, vice Thomas CARKHUFF, deceased, and has entered upon the discharge of the duties of the office.
The North Branch Canal is closed with ice and it is not likely that it will be navigable again this season. Danville Intelligencer
At the Criminal Court of Lancaster County, now in session, Daniel SCHAEFFER, the man who, last winter, murdered a woman in Marietta, and made a voluntary confession in Maryland to the Mayor of Frederick, was, on Saturday, found guilty of murder in the first degree.
Commissioners’ Sales of Unseated Lands, to be held 7th January next, by order of Cornelius CORTRIGHT, Jacob ROMBACH and Luman FERRY, Commissioners. (See article for acres of each tract) Names listed are the Warrantee names.
Joseph or Joshua BOWMAN
Margaret DELANY Jr.
Hezekiah & Eunice PARSONS
(Lot No. 19, Bedford)
Richard or Michael MC MULLEN
Maria R. PAYNE
Thomas P. COPE
Abraham DU BOIS
George Adolphus KERR
(part in Union)
Richard MORRIS or MARIS
Henry HILL or THEILL
Reuben HAINES Jr.
Sim or Simeon SMITH
Hugh MC GLAUGHLIN
Alexander MC CLAUGHLIN
Reuben KRIDER or KREIDLER
Abraham DU BOIS
Richard R. ELLIOTT
Sarah HALL or HULL
Jehoida P. JHOHNSON
Ann MC CREA
Robert MC CREA
Samuel MC CREA
John TODD, Jr.
Sheriff’s Sales to be held December 31st:
1) Land in Kingston Township, bounded by a creek, David PERKINS, Joseph TUTTLE, Abraham JOHNSON, heirs of Solomon CHAPIN, containing 6 acres. Also in Kingston Twp., bounded by James JENKINS and a Burying Ground, Samuel BREES, widow Zurviah SMITH and main road, containing [nothing listed], including a dwelling house, store house and barn. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Philadelphia Bank, indorsee of Ezekiel GOBLE and Nathan SMITH against Christian G. OEHMIG.
2) Land in Hanover Township, bounded by John BABB, Mary RINEHEIMER, Samuel PELL, township line, containing 200 acres, late estate of George KOCHER. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Philadelphia Bank against George KOCHER and Jonas HARTZELL, executors of Isaac HARTZELL, deceased.
Register’s Notice. Rebecca OLIVER, and Isaac COURTRIGHT, administrators of the estate of Aaron OLIVER, late of Salem Township, deceased, have filed their account of administration.
Register’s Notice. Hannah HUNT, administratrix in estate of John HUNT, late of Plymouth Township, deceased has filed her account of administration.
Easton and Wilkesbarre Turnpike Company. Notice to Stockholders that an election will be held at the house of Archippus PARISH, Borough of Wilkesbarre on the first Monday of January next.
Estate of Thomas CARKHUFF, requests payments and demands. Julian CARKHUFF and Geo. W. WOODWARD, administrators
The Lancaster Republican is for sale by Cyrus S. JACOBS.
14 December 1831
Wanted Immediately, 2 Boys not above 16 years, as apprentices to the Tailoring Business. None may apply but such as can come well recommended. Jacob KUTZ.
Bridge Builders. Proposals will be received by the Commissioners until 5th January next to build three county bridges: One across Tuscarora Creek near the residence of Samuel STURDEVANT, in Braintrim Township. Once across Bowman’s Creek, near FRAER’S Mill, Eaton Township. Once across Shickshinny Creek, about one mile from the mouth at the site of the old Bridge, commonly called “Billy MOORE’S Bridge,” in Union Township. By order of the commissioners.
Proposals for alterations and repairs to the Court House, as heretofore advertised to be received at this office, on Monday the 5th inst., will continue to be received at the same place, until the first Monday in January next. By order of the Commissioners.
Sheriff’s Sale to be held 31 December:
1) Land in Union Township, bounded by land surveyed to Ann BEVAN, Jacob KEITHLINE, containing 173 acres. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Archibald MC CALL against George MUCHLER.
2) Lane in Nescopeck Township, bounded by Jacob SIBERLING, Nescopeck Creek, Robert WHARTON, William HICKS, containing 108 acres, a new Saw-Mill and new Forge, two Dwelling Houses, a Blacksmith shop. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Northampton Bank, Robert MC CURDY, Stephen BALLIOT, Samuel HELFFREDT, BOWMAN & MEDDENHALL, Abraham OKIE, W. FRAME & Co., Michael REED, use of Moses S. BRUNDAGE against Enos LEIDY.
Warrented French Burr Mill-Stones. Wm. M. FIELD, has commenced the manufacturing of French Burr Mill Stones, in Borough of Wilkesbarre. (on Main Street) a few doors above Charles J. CHRISTELL’S Tavern.
For Rent by W. G. SCOTT, his Farm and Tavern Stand in the town of Conyngham. The farm contains 100 aces. The improvements are a large Tavern House, Store House, Farm House, two good Barns, Sheds, &c. with four fountain pumps convenient to the buildings. This property was owned, and the Tavern kept many years by Abraham KLOTZ and since Jacob DRUMHELLER, Esq., no by C. MENSCH.
21 December 1831
Pennsylvania Legislature. House of Representatives, Dec. 13. Mr. PIATT presented a petition that an island in the Susquehanna, may be attached to Clinton Township, Lycoming County, referred to Messrs. PIATT, STOKES and VANSANT. Also a petition from James MC CLURE and others for compensation for a tract of land in Luzerne County, referred to Messrs. HOPKINS, GREENOUGH, BRODHEAD, OVERFIELD and REED of Susquehanna.
The Democratic Republicans will meet at the Court-House on January 3d for the purpose of appointing Delegates to the Convention to be held at Harrisburg on the 5th March, to nominate Electors for President and Vice President and candidate for Governor of the Commonwealth. Daniel COLLINGS, William APPLE, John MYERS, standing committee.
The House of Representatives on the 8th inst. elected the following officers:
Francis R. SHUNK, Clerk
Thomas J. GROSS, Assistant Clerk
James SMITH, Sergeant-at-arms
Thos. WALLACE, Doorkeeper
Henry WELCH, Printer of the English Journal
Jacob BABB, Printer of the German Journal
Hugh HAMILTON & Son, Printer of the Bills
Officers of the Senate:
Walter S. FRANKLIN, Clerk
Lawrence L. MINOR, Assistant Clerk
Joseph BLACK, Sergeant-at-arms
Robert DICNEY, Door-keeper
Henry WELSH, Printer of the English Journal
John HEREST, Printer of the German Journal
HAMILTON & Son, Printers of the Bills
28 December 1831
Appointments by the Governor: James NESBIT, Sen., of Plymouth, Simeon F. ROGERS, of Lehman, and W. S. JAYNE, of Braintrim, to be Justices of the Peace.
The trial of MINA and Mrs. CHAPMAN, which was expected to have taken place at the Court then setting there, has been postponed until the February term, in consequence of the fatigue of Mrs. CHAPMAN had undergone in her travel from Erie County to Doylestown – the very short time she had been in the parts, and the absence of material witnesses. The number who had flocked in from all parts, to hear this interesting case, is said to have been immense. Doylestown Democrat
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