REPUBLICAN FARMER AND DEMOCRATIC JOURNAL (1832)
Published on Friday, Wilkesbarre, PA
By Asher M. WRIGHT and John ATHERHOLT
BERWICK GAZETTE (22 Sep-6 Oct 1832)
Published by John T. DAVIS, Berwick, Columbia Co.
(Appears on microfilm after RFDJ, 12 September 1832)
REPUBLICAN FARMER AND DEMOCRATIC JOURNAL (1832)
PAPERS MISSING JANUARY 1st TO JANUARY 25
1 February 1832 Vol. 4 No. 20
Statement of the Receipts and Expenditures of the County for 1831
17th – Mr. OVERFIELD presented a petition that the tax on certain unseated lands in Luzerne County, may be appropriated to improve a certain road from Harvey’s Lake to the Berwick Turnpike, which referred to the members from Luzerne, Lycoming and Columbia Counties.
24th – Mr. KERN presented a petition for a rail road from Honesdale to the Delaware, at or near DUNNING’S Ferry.
House of Representatives:
13th – Mr. BRODHEAD presented a petition for an appropriation to improve a State road from Wilkesbarre to Orwigsburg.
21st – Mr. OVERFIELD, a bill was reported for appropriating certain road taxes in Luzerne County to opening a State road in said county.
Senate – Abolishment of Imprisonment For Debt.
Died – In Pittston, on Saturday evening last, William BELCHER, an industrious young man, whose loss is much regretted by his connexions.
Creditor’s Notice. We have applied to the Court of Common Pleas of Luzerne County for the benefit of the Insolvent Laws and they have appointed a date to hear us and our creditors:
George OSTERDAY, First Monday in March next
Cornelius CORTRIGHT 2nd, First Monday in April next
Education. S. ROSS will open his house, situated on Franklin Street, a few rods below the Wyoming Herald Office on January 23rd, for the instruction of youth in Arithmetic, English Grammar, Book-keeping by single and double entry, Elements of Geometry, Mensuration, Land Surveying, Algebra, Trigonometry and the use of the Globes, &c. &c.
List of Letters Remaining in the Post Office at Plymouth, Jan. 1st:
George W. RICHMOND
John R. SKADEN
Jered R. BALDWIN
COOK & REYNOLDS
James NESBITT Jr.
John TURNER, P. M.
List of Letters Remaining in the Post Office at Kingston, Jan. 1st:
Samuel BREES Sen.
Patrick CULLEN, Care of Thos. BORBIDGE
Samuel A. ELLISON
John H. GYSON
W. C. REYNOLDS, P. M.
List of Letters Remaining in the Post Office at Tunkhannock, Jan. 1st:
Francis M. BABCOCK
Jacob R. BROWN
Messrs. A. DURHAM & Co.
Benjamin A. ROSE
Henry STARK, P. M.
List of Letters Remaining in the Post Office at Plains, Jan. 1st:
George W. WILLIAMS
Samuel SAYLOR, P. M.
List of Letters Remaining in the Post Office at Pittston, Dec. 31st:
C. T. RICHARDSON
Ensign B. SMITH
Erastus SMITH, Asst. P. M.
Notice to Innkeepers. All persons who have been indicted for selling spirituous liquors without License, in this County, since the passage of the Act of Assembly, upon that subject, are hereby informed that they will save the cost of the Capias, by appearing at the next Court of quarter Sessions, and entering into recognizance to answer the charge. B. A. BIDLACK, Deputy Attorney General, Wilkesbarre.
Notice is hereby given to all persons indebted to Jonathan BULKELEY, Wilkesbarre to settle their accounts without delay.
New Paper. Wyoming Republican, will commence on or before the 4th April next, in Kingston. Sharp D. LEWIS.
8 February 1832
Fatal Accident. In Tioga Village, in this State, a dreadful accident befel a young lad, Lucius TURNER, which caused almost instant dissolution. He was loading a young and fractious horse to water, and in order the better to prevent his escape, had secured the halter by a knot tied fast round his wrist. The horse took fright and ran at full speed. The boy not being able to extricate himself form the halter, was dragged in this situation a distance of fifty or sixty rods over the frozen ground. Pieces of his skull and brains were afterwards discovered along the fatal road. This should serve as another warning to those entrusted with the care of this noble, yet sometimes dangerous animal.
Among the lights of the age, a new gas lamp now exhibiting at Congress Hall in Third Street is worthy of notice. The gas is formed from heated oil; and burns with uncommon brilliancy. We believe it is not the first discovery of the kind; as an Edinburgh periodical mentions a similar experiment made in that city, with success, some years ago. We never learned whether the plan came into general adoption. Philadelphia Gazette
The Wyoming Club will meet at the Academy on February 10th at 7 o’clock, P. M. Question – “Is the policy of excluding ministers of the Gospel, from the Girard College, a good one?”
Jan. 31st – Mr. PETRIKIN offered the following joint resolution, relative to the Shamokin dam, viz; That in the event of a serious failure in the Shamokin dam, the Canal Commissioners be, and they are hereby, authorised to employ three competent and experienced engineers to examine and report on the propriety of constructing a dam across the West Branch, below the tow bridge at Northumberland, with the view of supplying the Susquehanna canal with water.
House of Representatives:
January 28th – Mr. BRODHEAD one for a change in the election district of Salem Township, Luzerne County.
Bill for the erection of a new county out of Northampton and Pike, came up on third reading, and after an ineffectual attempt to get it postponed for the present, was passed, Yeas 46, Nays 32.
Died – On Monday the 23rd inst. in Salem, in this co’y, Mrs. Rachel BEACH, consort of Nathan BEACH Esq., after a protracted illness.
The Hickory Club will meet at the house of Dr. C. J. CHRISTEL on the 11th inst. L. KIDDER, Secretary.
Proposals will be received until the 1st March next, for erecting a building for the Wyoming Bank, to contain rooms for banking, and Director’s meetings and accommodations for a family. The building to be constructed with stone and bricks, two stories high, forty feet front on Franklin Street, by forty-four feet deep, with cellar under the whole, a suitable kitchen of brick, one story; all the materials to be of the first quality. G. M. HOLLENBACK, James NESBITT, Jr., Committee.
15 February 1832
Ice Flood and Canals. Columbia, Feb. 4th. Today we had one of the greatest ice breaks which has occurred in the Susquehanna, for forty years. Five spans of the Bridge, at this place, have been swept off, but the remainder of the structure does not appear to be in any way injured. The ice appears to have been jammed up from Turkey-hill to Conewago Falls, from 5 to 8 or 10 feet deep, and when it got loose, swept all before it. A saw mill and the frame of one are taken away. Notwithstanding the ice and water got into the canal, between this place and Marietta, the walls and embankments are not injured to the amount of $50. A foot bridge is taken away and the abutments of another undermined. The citizens of Columbia sustained no injury. From 80 to 90 hogsheads of whiskey, and a large quantity of lumber was swept off at Marietta, and lodged about 3/4 of a mile below this place, but it can all be regained without much loss.
The first pier of the Monongahela bridge gave way on Saturday last, and the two first arches fell with a crash into the river. Statesman
We are requested to state that a Hatter, harness Maker and Carriage Maker, are much needed at Tunkhannock in this County; and that tradesmen of this description would find it greatly to their advantage to locate themselves there.
A splendid Ball is to be given on 22nd of February, the anniversary of the birth-day of the Father of our County, at Major O. PORTER’S.
Hickory Club – Preamble and resolutions adopted at a meeting on Saturday evening last. (See article)
Execution. The execution of Guy C. CLARK, condemned for the murder of his wife, took place, agreeably to sentence in this village on Friday last. The gallows were erected on the plain, south side of the projecting point of the hill between Fall creek and the Village. CLARK was led from the jail about one o’clock, dressed in a white shroud and cap. An address of some length, he requested might be delivered by some person in his behalf, which was, of course, refused. He addressed a few words to the crowd, the substance of which were, that he was not guilty of wilful murder, but was provoked to a state of phrenzy and momentary insanity when he committed the act for which he was to suffer.
Pennsylvania Legislature, House of Representatives:
Feb. 2nd – Mr. OVERFIELD, presented one for an extension of the North Branch division of the Pennsylvania Canal.
Feb. 6th – Mr. FULLER presented a petition for a rail road from the Susquehanna River in Susquehanna County, to the Delaware River in Pike County.
Feb. 8th – Mr. OVERFIELD presented a petition for a new county out of parts of Susquehanna, Luzerne and Bradford.
Mr. OVERFIELD for a bank at Towanda
Married – In this Borough on Thursday evening last, by Rev. NASH, Thomas BIRMINGHAM to Miss Elizabeth, daughter of John CONNER.
Married – On Thursday evening last, by John MYERS, Esq., John G. HOLLENBACK to Miss Catharine DEWITT.
Married – On the same evening, by the same, John O’CONNER to Miss Catharine HUFFMAN.
Married – On the same evening, by the same, Daniel FREDERICK to Miss Christiana STEELE.
Orphans’ Court Sale, to be held 12th March next, for land in Tunkhannock Township, I the warrantee name of Joseph ROGERS, containing 410 acres. Also a certain tract of land on Bowman’s Creek, bounded by Elijah MC LEMHAN, Robert FENNEY, containing 402 acres, granted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to the said Jesse FELL by patent, dated 24 May 1816.
Orphans’ Court sale to be held the 12th March next, for land on Water Street, Wilkesbarre Borough, containing about 1 acre, adjoining in lands of the late Isaac A. CHAPMAN, the late J. P. JOHNSON and the late Lord BUTLER, which once partition of the estate of the late Jacob JOHNSON, father to Jacob, Jehoida, Lydia and Christiana was allotted to the said Christiana.
Creditor’s Notice. We have applied to the Court of Common Pleas of Luzerne County for the benefit of the Insolvent Laws and they have appointed a date to hear us and our creditors on the first Monday in March next. Samuel DAVIS, Eliphas SPENCER, Daniel DAVID
22 February 1832
A Mother of Wyoming. We find in a Connecticut paper, an account of the recent decease of Mrs. Esther SKINNER, of Torringford, in the one hundredth year of her age. Mrs. S. lost a husband, a brother and two sons in the war of the American Revolution. She, with her family, was a resident of Wyoming, at the massacre of its inhabitants by BRANDT and the Indians and tories. Her two sons fell beneath the tomahawk, but the mother, almost by miracle, escaped with six of her children. Her son-in-law was the only man escaped, of about twenty, who threw themselves into the river, and attempted to hide themselves beneath the foliage that overhung the banks. All the others were successively massacred, as they hung by the branches in the river. He alone was undiscovered. The mother travelled back to Torringford where she has led a useful life ever since – often cheerful, though the cloud of pensiveness brought on by her sorrows, was never entirely dissipated. But one of her children survives her. NY Com. Adv.
[Note see Susquehanna Democrat, 20 July 1831]
No paper will be issued by the Susquehanna Democrat this week.
A new Post-Office has recently been established at the mouth of Meshopping [Meshoppen?]Creek in this county denominated the Sterling Post Office and Ebenezer POTTER, Esq., appointed Post Master.
Fire! On Monday evening last, the dwelling house of Sharp D. LEWIS was entirely consumed. The printing office of the Susquehanna Democrat which was situated immediately contiguous, is rendered useless. The press and types belonging to Messrs. KIDDER & COLT, were much injured in the haste to remove them from the building; so much so, we presume, as to prevent them from issuing a sheet this week. The loss by Mr. LEWIS we have heard is from six to eight hundred dollars.
Died – On the 12th inst. at Marietta, Lancaster County, Pa., Asa JACKSON, formerly of Kingston, in this County. And on the 8th inst., at the same place, Mrs. JACKSON, wife of the dec’d. They have left six orphan children to regret their loss.
Building Lots for Sale, at the corner of Canal & River Streets, Wilkesbarre. Thos. INGHAM Jr.
29 February 1832
That loathsome disease, the Small Pox, prevails to a considerable extend at Pittsburg. In many instances it has proved fatal.
It is said that the body of Guy C. CLARK, who was recently executed at Ithaca, NY, has recently been disinterred, it is supposed by the physicians, or somebody employed by them.
Trial of Mrs. CHAPMAN and MINA. The court adjourned on Saturday afternoon, the witnesses on the part of the Commonwealth not having been examined. We learn that Mrs. CHAPMAN has summoned about thirty: If they should all be required to give testimony, the trial may be expected to last some time yet. Doyles Dem (See below)
An unfortunate accident occurred in Bath in this county, at the celebration of the 22nd inst. Two young men named WOLF and EDELMAN were engaged in loading a field piece, when by mismanagement or otherwise it discharged itself taking the hand of one of them entirely off and mangling the other shockingly. Their lives are despaired of. East Cent.
The Shamokin Chute. We are requested to state, by those who have full knowledge of the fact, that the Shamokin Chute is now perfectly safe for the descending trade – many arks have already passed the same in perfect safety. Altho’ part of the old dam has been carried off, still we are assured it is no injury to the chute, and that it may be passed in safety. Miltonian
Died – Jacob DANSINGER, an Italian juggler, committed suicide in the Masonic Hall, Harrisburg, by shooting himself with a loaded blunderbuss. Cause not known.
By an extract from our Doylestown correspondent we learn that the trial of MINA has been postponed till the April Sessions of the Court. In granting this postponement it was made a condition that the prisoner’s counsel would allow the depositions of all witnesses beyond the reach of summary process, to be taken, and used as evidence. In Mrs. CHAPMAN’S case, the prosecution closed on Wednesday afternoon. Mr. MC CALL opened her defense in a speech of about an hour which was marked by eloquence and feeling. It is expected that the whole case will be concluded on Monday. Chronicle
Died – In this Borough, on Wednesday evening, James W. BOWMAN, Esq., a member of the Bar of this County, aged about 32 years.
Died – In this Borough, on Tuesday the 21st inst., Mrs. Hannah, wife of Hart JOHNSON.
Died – In Upper Freehold, Monmouth County, N. J., Mrs. Catharine WRIGHT, formerly of this County, in the 77th year of her age.
Died – In this borough, on Friday last, Ermina, infant daughter of Alvan DANA
Fire! Fire! A stated meeting of the Reliance Fire Company, will be held in the upper room in the East wing of the Court House, on March 5th.
Notice to Mechanics. Proposals will be received until the seventeenth of March next, at the store of Wm. C. GILDERSLEEVE or at the office of O. COLLINS in the borough of Wilkesbarre, for completing the New Presbyterian Meeting House in the said Borough, agreeably to plans, drafts and specifications which will be exhibited to those desirous of handing in proposals to whom every facility will be given by the Building Committee.
7 March 1832
14 March 1832
Tale of Hezekiah BROADRIM, a fat Quaker, in the state of New Jersey.
Estate of Jacob CLOUSE, late of Kingston Tp. requests payments and demands. Reuben HOLGATE, Administrator.
To Carriage Makers. WRIGHT & DRAKE wish to dispose of their Stock, consisting of Oak, Ash and Hickory Plank, White Wood Boards, sawed Axletrees and Tongues, and a few hundred Spokes, having relinquished business. Also, a small quantity of unfinished Work, and all necessary utensils for carrying on the business. The Shop will be let, if requested, on reasonable terms.
Died – In Hanover, on Thursday the 6th inst., Christian F. LEUDER, aged 62 years.
Sheriff’s Sales to be held 31 March:
1) Land in Pittston Township, bounded by Gardner’s Mill Creek, township line between Wilkesbarre and Pittston, containing 100 acres of land (with about 12 acres under improvement and a small log house and Barn). Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Jonathan BULKELEY against Patrick CARROLL
2) Land in the township of Hanover containing half acre, frame dwelling house or log kitchen, at the forks of Solomon’s Creek and between the Grist mill and Saw mill of the late Richard INMAN, deceased. Bounded by heirs of Richard INMAN. Late estate of Israel INMAN, deceased. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Jonathan BULKELEY against Israel INMAN and John INMAN.
3) Land in Tunkhannock Township, bounded by Nathan JACKSON, Cyrus AVERY, Tunkhannock CREEK, John MC CORD [MCCORD] and lands of unknown, containing about 1100 acres. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Silver Lake Bank against Charles OTIS and Zebulon MARCY.
Register’s Notice. Philip MIXEL and Michael BABER, administrators of Susannah HESS, late of Nescopeck Township, have filed their account of administration.
Unseated Lands of Luzerne County for sale on the second Monday in June next: (See article for acres of each tract and amount of tax owed.) Names listed are the Warrantee names.
John CLARK Jr.
Jacob HOOBER or HARBER
Benjamin R. MORGAN
Joseph OGLEBY Jr.
Jonathan or Joseph BROWN
Wm. BENEDICT Jr.
John FISH or WORTHINGTON
Ezekiel MC SHANE [MCSHANE]
Barnabas MC SHANE
Francis MC SHANE
Robert MC CLAY [MCCLAY]
Josiah LUSBY (twice)
David MC KNIGHT [MCKNIGHT]
John MC KINNEY [MCKINNEY]
John HANNARD or STANNARD
Henry BOYER or S. MEREDITH
Samuel HAINES Jr.
Blair MC CLENEGAN
William A. PATTERSON
Samuel M. FOX
Solomon MC NAIR [MCNAIR]
Matthew MC CONNELL [MCCONNELL]
James MC NEIL [MCNEIL]
Ludwick ROTH or NORTH
John RICHARDS Jr.
John SIMS or SIMMONS
George SMETHERS Jr.
Alexander MC MULLIN [MCMULLIN]
Thomas DE WITT
Aaron DE WITT
John Epp OWEN
Phebe TREES [several tracts certified to Bedford]
Nathan BEACH (twice)
N. BEACH or N. PETERS
Thomas P. COPE
Matthew COVELL heirs
Aziel DANA estate
James STEWART estate [3 unnamed lots]
Casper HILL or THILL
William MC KELLY [MCKELLY]
John LISLE Jr.
2 unnamed lots
John or George CAMPBELL
Lewis FARMER (twice)
Wm or Kelliam MAY
John or Thomas RICHARDS
Obediah SCOTT (twice)
John KUNKLE (twice)
John KUNKLE Jr.
James MC NEAL [MCNEAL]
George MC CLENEGAN [MCCLENEGAN]
Henry or Polly KOPE
Samuel W. SEWART
Peter W. GALLIDET
Nathan BEACH (twice)
Thomas P. COPE
James or Casper CARPENTER
Henry DRINKER Jr.
Henry or George KERR
James MC NEAL [MCNEAL]
Thomas PASCHALL (twice)
William SANSOM (twice)
John BARRON Jr.
Bateman DOWNING, Treasurer of Luzerne Co.
Register’s Notice – Katuvah ACKLEY, administrator of Samuel ACKLEY estate, late of Plymouth, has filed her account of administration.
Register’s Notice – Charles STERLING and Daniel COLCKGLASER, administrators of James STERLING estate, late of Hanover Township, have filed account of administration.
21 March 1832
Democratic Republican State Convention
Canal Meeting was held at the Court House in Wilkesbarre on March 8th for the purpose of expressing sentiments on the subject of internal improvement and more particularly relating to the Wyoming line of the North Branch division of the Pennsylvania Canal. General William ROSS was chosen chairman and Chester D. SHOEMAKER and Eleazar CAREY Secretaries. Committee to draft preamble and resolutions: Chester BUTLER, Lewis WORRALL, James STARK, William S. ROSS, Ziba BENNETT, Anning O. CHAHOON, and John W. ROBINSON. The Committee of general Superintendence and Correspondence: Col. Benjamin DORRANCE, Cornelius CORTRIGHT, Arnold COLT, Chester BUTLER, Col. Henry F. LAMB, Dr. Charles J. CHRISTELL, Henry PETTEBONE, Gen. Isaac BOWMAN, Lewis WORRALL, Ovid F. JOHNSON, C. D. SHOEMAKER, John SHARP, Eleazer CAREY, Wm. S. ROSS, James STARK, Ziba BENNETT, A. C. LANING, Ziba HOYT, A. O. CHAHOON and John W. ROBINSON.
House of Representatives
March 10 – Messrs BRODHEAD and READ, Sus. Presented petitions against the application of certain taxes on unseated lands, to improving the road from Harvey’s Lake to the Berwick turnpike.
March 13 – Mr. BEECHER presented a petition for a law authorising Charles HOMET of Bradford County to erect a wing dam in the river Susquehanna.
The following individuals were appointed by the Democratic Convention, which met at Harrisburg on the 5th March to be the Committee of Correspondence for this county: Andrew BEAUMONT, Thomas MYERS, Moses OVERFIELD, George W. WOODWARD, Daniel COLLINGS, Andrew DECKER, Henry STARK, David BALDWIN, John DEAN.
The Freshet. We have now a roaring freshet in the Delaware and Lehigh. The Delaware commenced rising the night before last. Yesterday evening it was up to the 18 feet mark on the pier of the bridge – this morning at 8 o’clock it was at 21. The water is now eight feet over the Lehigh dam. The low lands at South Easton and the Philadelphia road, below the Lehigh bridge are under water and the Philadelphia stage had to take the hill road this morning.
Married – At Springville, Susquehanna County, on the 22nd day of February, by Rev. Davis DIMOCK, Moses OVERFIELD, Esq., of Braintrim in this county, to Miss Fairlee SUMMERS of the former place.
Died – At his residence in Kingston, in this county, on the 17th inst., Oliver PETTEBONE, Esq., in the 70th year of his age. He was one of the earliest settlers in our Valley.
Estate of Andrew CROUP, late of Wilkesbarre, request payments and demands. William APPLE, administrator.
Notice. Henry HAY hereby forbids all persons from trusting his wife or any other person on his account, without his written order; as he will pay no debts thus contracted after this date. Plainsville, March 21.
Ten Dollars Reward. Escaped from the Jail of Luzerne County, on the night of the 11th inst., Levi M. RUSH, confined on a charge of larceny. Said RUSH is about 25 years of age, 5 feet 10 inches high, light hair and light complexion, and wore away a white hat, a mixed colored frock coat and pantaloons, and coarse monroe shoes. Whoever will take up said RUSH, and deliver him to the Jailor of Luzerne County, will receive the above reward. Benjamin REYNOLDS, Sheriff.
Estate of James W. BOWMAN, Esq., late of Wilkesbarre Borough, requests payments and demands. George C. DRAKE, Adm’r.
Final Notice. The Debtors of the Philadelphia Bank, are reminded that all the debts to this institution, must be settled by the first day of April next; and Notice is hereby given, that executions will immediately thereafter issue against all who fail to comply with these terms. All costs must be paid by the same date. John N. CONYNGHAM, Agent.
4 April 1832
Mail Robber gone – and come back again. John BENNET who was recently confined in the jail at Elmira, for robbing the mail between Painted Post and Owego, broke jail on the 15th and was re-taken at Tioga Point a few days after, together with Morgan TRACY who was committed for petit larceny, and recommitted to jail. A reward of $100 was offered by the Postmaster at Elmira, for the apprehension of BENNETT, and $60 by the Sheriff, for the detection of both BENNET and TRACY. Tioga Co’y Gazette
On motion of G. W. WOODWARD, E. W. STURDEVANT was, on the 2nd inst., admitted to practice as an Attorney in the several Courts of this county.
At a meeting of the “Democratic Hickory Club,” held on Monday evening last at the house of Wm. C. JOHNSON, with upwards of fifty good and true Democrats present. Twenty new members were added to the list. The present board of officers consist of John MYERS, Esq., President; Henry PETTEBONE, Secretary; Joseph P. DENNIS, Treasurer; Edward ROHN, Daniel COLLINGS and John P. BABB, Committee of Vigilance.
The former Dundaff Republican, printed at Dundaff, Susquehanna County by Amzi WILSON, is now the Northern Pennsylvanian and Luzerne and Susquehanna Advocate. The first number has been received.
We would like to call attention of the pubic to the newly invented Washing Machine now to be seen at the Public House of Mr. J. H. PHINNY in this Borough. The machine is exhibited by Mr. GIBBS.
Died – In Wilkesbarre on Sunday last, Ephraim WHITE, one of the earliest settlers in the Valley and a Revolutionary Soldier.
List of Letters Remaining in the Post Office at New Troy, April 1st:
Robert P. CHAPMAN
Philip E. BRONSON
Thomas V. BUSKIRK
James JENKINS & Co.
Levi E. BALY
Samuel BREES Jr.
WM. SWETLAND, P. M.
List of Letters Remaining in the Post-office at Pittston Ferry, 31st of 3rd mo:
James THOMPSON Jr.
James MC GARRY
John ALMENT, P. M.
List of Letters Remaining in the Post Office at Tunkhannock, April 1st:
Stephen & Thomas BAKER
Miss Mary GARDNER
Mrs. Catharine MC RACKIN [MCRACKIN]
Benjamin A. ROSE
Miss Lauana WILSEY
Henry STARK, P. M.
List of Letters Remaining at the Post Office at Plainsville April 1st:
Enos & William TRESCOTT
R. B. MC CABE, Esq.
Samuel SAYLOR, P. M.
Estate of Christian F. LUEDER, late of Hanover Township, requests payments and demands. John & Barnhard, F. LUEDER, Executors.
Notice. Harrison PALMER has removed his store from Franklin Street to Market Street, Wilkesbarre.
Ten Dollars Reward. Escaped form the Jail of Luzerne Co’y, on the 24th instant, Washington PHILIPS. Said PHILIPS is about 26 years of age, 5 feet, 8 inches high, dark eyes, hair and complexion. Whoever will take up said PHILIPS and deliver him to the jailor shall receive the above reward. Benjamin REYNOLDS, Sheriff.
Estate of Oliver PETTEBONE, late of Kingston Township, request payments and demands. Joshua, Noah and Henry PETTEBONE, administrators.
11 April 1832
Expedition West of the Rocky Mountains
Report of the Committee on the Militia System
Pennsylvania Legislature, House of Representatives, April 4th Bills to incorporate the Wilkesbarre Water Company
Public Meeting for the friends of Henry CLAY, was held April 4th. A. COLT, Esq., was appointed Chairman; Josiah T. BEACH and J. L. BUTLER, Secretaries. Committee of five to draft resolutions and an address: H. F. LAMB, Doct. T. W. MINER, George CHAHOON, Eleazar CAREY and Benj. FELLOWS.
Wyoming Hat Manufactory. William WILLITS, Wilkesbarre.
Brigade Orders. The Enrolled volunteers and Militia, of the 2nd Brigade, 8th Division, will meet in companies for Military discipline on May 7th as follows:
The Black Creek Rifle Co., the Jackson Riflemen and Nescopeck Rifle Rangers on the 14th May at the house of Abraham KLOTZ, Sugarloaf, when they will be organized into a Battalion and an election held for Major on that day.
1st Batt. of 2nd Reg., commanded by Col. John BITTENBENDER, on 15th and the 2nd Batt. on the 16th
Volunteer Battalion commanded by Major John H. BOWMAN, on the 17th May
Volunteer Battalion commanded by Major Edward L. TRESCOTT, on 18th May
1st Batt. of 115th Reg., commanded by Col. Jacob J. DENNIS, on the 19th May
2nd Batt and the Wyoming Volunteer Batt. commanded by Lieut. Col. John L. BUTLER, on 21st May
1st Batt. of 116th Reg., commanded by Col. Moses VAUGHN on the 22nd May
Invincible Batt., lately commanded by Maj. Silas CLARK, on the 23rd May at the house of Jeremiah CLARK, Abington, at which time and place, an Election will be held for a Major for said Battalion.
Volunteer Batt. of Washington Guards, commanded by Lieut. Col. Gould PHINNEY, on May 24th
1st Batt. of 70th Reg., commanded by Col. Calvin SKINNER, the Honesdale Cavalry commanded by Capt. Howel W. Hollister, the Volunteer Co. commanded by Capt. Gilbert M. LEE and Salem Light Infantry, commanded by Capt. Alexander H. AVERY, on May 25th.
2nd Batt, on May 26th
76th Reg., commanded by Col. Joseph WATROUS, on May 29th
136th Reg. of Volunteers commanded by Col. Lee RICHARDSON, on May 30th
Volunteer Rifle Batt., commanded by Maj. Lyman C. KIDDER, on May 31st
2nd Batt. of the 116th Reg., on June 1st
The field Officers will be particular to appoint officers of the Court of Appeals. Captains to be punctual to make returns under oath. Adjutants furnish returns of Field Staff and company Officers. Quartermasters of all public property with their condition. The commanding officers of Volunteer Companies of arms, &c. drawn for their Companies with their condition. Isaac BOWMAN, Inspector 2nd Brigade, 8th Division Pa. Militia, Wilkesbarre.
List of Letters Remaining in the Post Office at Wilkesbarre, April 1st:
James ATCHLEY or
H. F. GUY
John T. BRODY
John P. BABB
Sidney S. PEERS or BEERS
Cornelius CORTRIGHT 3rd
Daniel or Samuel COLKGLASER
Paul C. CROSS
D. C. DRENNEN
Robert DENTON, Jr.
George C. DRAKE
Martin D. FLYNT
James D. GOODENOUGH
James A. GORDON
John G. HOYT
Charles H. HAY
Abraham D. HART
Sarah A. HELME
Peter & Daniel LUTZ
Emaline Hody KUSS
Jonathan O. MOSCLEY
George v. MASSEY
William M’CARTY [MCCARTY]
Andrew M’CLURE [MCCLURE]
John MC REYNOLDS [MCREYNOLDS]
Sarah MC COY [MCCOY]
Patrick MC DONNEL [MCDONNEL]
George MC FADDEN [MCFADDEN]
William MC ANELLY [MCANELLY]
Mary Ann OGDEN
J. F. SMITH
William T. SMITH
Mary Ann SPEECE
John D. STARK
Jane Ann TRACY
Henry F. TAMANY
E. B. WORTHINGTON
Charles F. WELLES
George D. WHEELER
George G. WEST
Andrew BEAUMONT, P. M.
PAPERS MISSING APRIL 18, 25 and MAY 2
9 May 1832
Estate of Jonathan WHITNEY, late of Windham Township request payments and demands. Olive WHITNEY, Executrix.
Receipts and Expenditures of the Borough of Wilkesbarre ending April 30th, 1832
Wyoming Bank. The Directors have this day declared a Dividend of 5 per cent (equal to $1.50 per share) on the capital stock paid in, for the last six months; which will be paid to the Stockholders or their legal representatives, after the 10th inst. E. LYNCH, Cashier
Fashionable Tailoring. G. GRAVES, Wilkesbarre
Regimental Orders. The Enrolled Militia belonging to the 1st Batt., 116th Reg. Pa Militia, will meet at the house of James H. PHINNEY, Providence on the 22nd May at 9 o’clock A. M. completely equipt for Military duty and inspection, as the law directs. The 2nd Batt. of said regiment will meet at the house of Benjamin SLOCUM, at the mouth of Tunkhannock Creek, on the 1st June next at nine o’clock, A. M. completely equipt for Military duty and inspection. Moses VAUGHN, Col. 116th Reg., 2nd Brig.
Died – John WAGNER, of Upper Milford Township, Lehigh County, while attempting to cross the Hobensack Creek, on the 19th inst., was drowned. He has left a disconsolate widow and twelve children, to lament the melancholy loss of their parent. Lehigh Herald
Died – Horrible. At Pymatuning, Pa., about the 1st inst., Mrs. PETIT, who was subject to fits, was sitting by the fire, with her infant in her arms, when she fell, and before assistance arrived the child was taken out a corpse and herself only survived a few hours. Angelica Republican
Shamokin Dam. The Canal Commissioners have determined upon erecting a new dam at the Shamokin ripples, immediately below the old one, the work was allotted to two companies. The western section, or part opposite the Sunbury side, was allotted to Messrs. WILCOX, COLT, M’REYNOLDS [MCREYNOLDS / MC REYNOLDS], STONINGTON and SAXTON; the eastern section, or part adjoining the Sunbury shore, to Messrs. MORRISON, KNOX, STEWART and TOMB. The work is to be completed by the first of October next ensuing. Miltonian
A great number of Arks and Rafts have descended the Susquehanna this Spring; and we are happy to learn that very little loss has been sustained in passing the dams. The water has been sufficiently high at all times since the river opened, for navigation. Berwick Gaz.
Appointment by the President. Edmund C. WATMOUTH, Esq., to be a Commissioner of Bankruptcy in and for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Stockholders of the Wilkesbarre Bridge Company, met at the Court House on the 7th inst., and elected the following Board of Officers.
President – G. M. HOLLENBACK
Managers – C. D. SHOEMAKER, Elias HOYT, Ziba HOYT, John L. BUTLER, Benj. DRAKE, A. O. CHAHOON
Treasurer – Ziba BENNETT
Information wanted. Henry S. FORREY, a boy about 17 years of age, left the city of Lancaster, in June last, and has not been heard of since. Any person knowing where he is, or has been at any time since, and will give information to his father, Jacob FORREY, residing near Harrisburg, Dauphin County, Pa., will confer a lasting favor.
Married – On Wednesday, the 2nd inst., by Daniel HARDING, Esq., Elisha SUTTON to Mrs. Elizabeth CHAPMAN, all of Exeter.
Cash Store, Wilkesbarre. SMITH & OSTERHOUT
Boot & Shoe Manufactory. Edward JONES, Wilkesbarre
Sheriff’s Sale to be held 11th June:
1) Land in Plymouth township, bounded by Noah WADHAMS, road leading from Plymouth to the townships of Lehman and Dallas, Samuel PRINGLE, H. GAYLORD, containing 13 acres. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Jonathan BULKELEY against William M. HART.
2) Land in Nescopeck Township, bounded by Jacob SIBERLING, Nescopeck Creek, Robert WHARTON, William HICKS, containing 108 acres, with a new Saw-Mill, Forge, two Dwelling Houses, Blacksmith Shop &c. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of the Northampton Bank against Enos LEIDY, Stephen BALLIOT and Samuel HELFFRECT against Emos LEIDY and John ARNOT against T. W. LEIDY, Jacob LEIDY and Enos LEIDY
3) Land in Braintrim Township, bounded by Meshoppen CREEK, land surveyed to Hugh MC KINNEY, Ezekiel MOWRY, James MC CALLA, Thomas FOREST, Francis BREWER, Susquehanna River, Hugh MC KENNEY. It being same tract which Samuel BAIRD and Rebecca his wife, by their indenture bearing even date herewith did grant and convey to William T. ALDEN. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Thomas BAIRD and Samuel BAIRD, administrators of Samuel BAIRD, deceased, against William T. ALDEN.
4) Land in Braintrim Township, bounded by Susquehanna River, containing 178 acres, part of a tract surveyed on a warrant or order of Philip CULPH, dated 2 April 1769, surveyed 6 October 1773. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of William RAWLE against Ebenezer W. STURDEVANT, administrator of Abraham BURRELL, deceased.
5) Land in Wilkesbarre Township, bounded by road leading from the Ferry through Wilkesbarre, Martin DUDLEY, conveyed to Jesse FELL by Jonathan AVERY on 21 December 1789 and recorded Vol. 1:71. Also land in Wilkesbarre, bounded by road leading to the Ferry, lots conveyed by Martin DUDLEY to Hugh CONNER, STOCKING Lot, Jesse FELL’S Lot, containing 1 acre. Being same conveyed to Jesse FELL by Martin DUDLEY, 20 Aug. 1788, Vol. 1 p. 72. Also land in Wilkesbarre Township, being part of lot No. 35, bounded by road leading to YARINGTON’S Ferry, containing 5 acres, conveyed to Jesse FELL by Jabez SILL and Elizabeth his wife on 8 April 1789, Vol. 1 p. 151. Also a half part of back Lot No. 35, bounded on Frog Street, lot of WIGTON, lot of DURKEY’S, containing 123 acres, conveyed to Jesse FELL by Moses SILL on 20 Jan. 1790 and acknowledged before Matthais HOLLENBACK, Judge of Common Pleas, 4 Feb. 1790. Also Lot 30 in town plot of Wilkesbarre, being the west corner lot of that square on which the Court House now stands, adjoining the public road through Wilkesbarre, Jesse FELL, containing 3 acres, conveyed to Jesse FELL by Paul STARK and Samuel STARK, on 27 March 1792, Vol. 2:107. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Richard FELL, for the use of John Barnhill TOLAND, Henry TOLAND and Robert TOLAND, administrators of Henry TOLAND, deceased, against Joseph SLOCUM, administrator of Jesse FELL, deceased.
New Goods. Jacob & Joseph SINTON
16 May 1832
Trial of Lino Amalio Esposi MINA for the murder of CHAPMAN, held at Doylestown. (Entire transcript given – see next issue)
Jeremiah MYERS, the individual who was arraigned before the Court, at Doylestown, Pa. Charged with the murder of Tunis COLE, has been convicted of Manslaughter, and sentenced to six years imprisonment in the new penitentiary.
Died – In Wilkesbarre Township, on 10th inst., Nathan JOSLIN, aged about 25 years. He has left a widow and small offspring to mourn his untimely death.
Died – In Dallas Township, Sunday morning last, after a lingering illness, Mrs. ROBBINS, at an advanced age. For many years she was a member of the Methodist Church.
The Wyoming Troop will parade on the 21st inst., on the green near the house of T. H. MORGAN, Wilkesbarre, at 9 o’clock A. M., armed and equipped for inspection.
23 May 1832
Trial of Lino Amalio Esposi MINA for the murder of CHAPMAN continued.
Died – At Mill Creek, Wilkesbarre, on Tuesday of last week, John DRIESBACH, aged about 88 years, a native of Northampton County.
Died – Lately in Nicholson Township, Henry FELTON, one of the first settlers on the Tunkhannock, at an advanced age.
Died – In Kingston Township, on Sunday last, after a long and painful illness, Mrs. Elizabeth FRANTZ, aged about 45 years.
Died – In the same township on Thursday last, Mrs. Elizabeth MUNSON, aged about 32.
Died – Very suddenly on the 15th inst., Mrs. COX, wife of Tunis COX.
Important Discovery. We learn that the bones of those martyrs who fell in the bloody massacre of Wyoming, so long sought for, without success, have at length been found. They lie upon the farm of Mr. GAY, near New Troy, not far distant, we apprehend, from the spot where they met their direful fate. No doubt a suitable monument will now be raised to mark the spot where repose the patriot dead, who so nobly fought in defence of the land which we now peacefully occupy.
We understand (says the Harrisburg Reporter) the Governor has signed a warrant directed to the Sheriff, of Bucks County, authorising the execution of the Spaniard MINA, on Thursday, the 21st June next.
Wilkesbarre Borough Ordinance, an Act to remove nuisances.
One Dollar Reward. Escaped from the Jail of Luzerne County, on the 20th inst., Alanson HECOX. Whoever will take up said HECOX and deliver him to the Jailor of said County, will receive one dollar reward. Benjamin REYNOLDS, Sheriff.
30 May 1832
Thomas MORRIS vs W. C. H. WADDELL. In action brought by the former US Marshall against his successor to recover a sum of eleven hundred dollars, being five per cent. On the appraised value of the jewels claimed by the Princess of Orange. The jury returned a general verdict in favor of the plaintiff for $780, with six cents costs. N. Y. Ev. Post
Died – In Hanover Township, on Sunday last, Mrs. Ann DANA, wife of Anderson DANA, Jr., aged about 28 years.
The Members of the Fire Company will meet at the Engine House on 4th June at 2 o’clock next, to transact business and practice the Engines and hose.
Creditor’s Notice. I have applied to the Court of Common Pleas of Luzerne County for the benefit of the Insolvent Laws and they have appointed August 1st to hear me and my creditors: Jeremiah BLANCHARD Jr.
A List of Wholesale & Retail Dealers in Merchandize in Luzerne County:
ECCLESTON & MC ENTEE
HACKLEY & TOWNSEND
Geo. M. HOLLENBACK
COOK & REYNODLS
Augustus C. LANNING
RUTTER & SCOTT
J. & J. SINTON
SMITH & OSTERHOUT
Joseph P. LE CLERC
SWETLAND & BLADIN
James JENKINS & Co.
GAYLORD & REYNOLDS, Plymouth
GAYLORD & REYNOLDS, Kingston
Harrison PALMER, Wilkesbarre
Harrison PALMER, Kingston
NICHOLSON & BURTIS
Norval D. GREEN
Eben. S. ROBERTS
Orange FULLER & Co.
Philander STEPHENS or Stephen BOLES
E. B. & J. MOTT
ROMBACH & WILLIAMS
William B. MONEYPENNY
Alpha DURHAM & Co.
David THOMPSON & Co.
ESPY & ALEXANDER
HIX & Thomas
PARKER & STONE
Benjamin F. BAILEY
George LANE & Co. Huntington
George LANE & CO., Sugarloaf
JENNINGS & PETTEBONE
STARK & APPLE
Henry C. ANHEAUSER
William C. GILDERSLEEVE
Henry F. LAMB
Charles P. LANE
Albert G. BRODHEAD
William S. EVANS
John VAUGHN Jr.
Charles T. ATWATER
R. & J. HOLGATE
Edward D. WHISTON
T. & J. MORLEY
CHAHOON & STERLING
John D. STARK
Solomon C. STRONG
Myrtle G. BRACE
FRICK & PENROSE
EDWARDS & WAKEMAN
STERLING & NORTHROP
6 June 1832
B. A. BIDLACK, Attorney at Law, having returned to Luzerne county, will attend to any business entrusted to his care. He may be found at the late residence of G. G. WEST, near the Market, Wilkesbarre.
Estate of Obadiah S. JENKS, late of Northmoreland, requests payments and demands. Cordella JENKS, administrator.
Orphans’ Court Sale to be held 16th June for several messuages and parcels of land in the Borough of Wilkesbarre, Wilkesbarre Township, late estate of Jonathan HANCOCK, deceased. David SCOTT, Wm. HANCOCK, Mary HANCOCK, administrators.
$5 Reward. Ran away from B. M. ST JOHN, Wilkesbarre, on the 3rd inst., Thomas KIDNEY, an indented apprentice to the Carpenter and Joiner business. He is about 18 years of age, light complexion, light hair and blue eyes. Speaks the English Language broken – the German tolerably well; he is bashful and very timid when caught in a misdemeanor. Whoever will apprehend said boy and return or secure him, that he may be found, shall receive the above reward but no charges.
13 June 1832
Died – Mr. LEE, of Lehman Township, last week went into the woods with his dog, and not returning, his friends became alarmed, and went in search of him, but their search was fruitless for two or three days. At length he was found, the vital spark being fled, with his faithful dog, keeping watch by the side of his dead master.
Married – In Huntington on Thursday last, by Rev. Shadrack LACOCK, Charles TILBURY, of Wilkesbarre, to Miss Elizabeth HAND, of the former place.
An Act to incorporate a Company to make a Turnpike Road from Philadelphia and Great Bend Turnpike, at or near the house of Jeremiah CLARK, to the river Susquehanna, in Exeter Township. Books will be opened 2nd July next for the Abington and Exeter Turnpike Road Company, at the house of Orlando PORTER, Innkeeper, Wilkesbarre and on 3rd and 4th July at the house of John GARDNER, Exeter, on the 5th at the house of Asaph TWICHEL and on the 6th and 7th at the house of Jeremiah CLARK, Abington, for the purpose for receiving subscriptions for the stock of said Company. John L. BUTLER, Samuel SUTTON, George M. HOLLENBACK, Isaac HARDING, Jeremiah CLARK, William CLARK and Asaph TWICHEL, Commissioners.
20 June 1832
Died – Bellefonte, June 1. William, son of Mr. D. HENEIGH, of Spring Township, was employed in Messrs. MANUS’ axe manufactory, in the vicinity of this borough, on Thursday last, whilst engaged in adjusting the strap to the drum, which propels the stone, on which the axes are finished, his clothes caught in the machinery, which drew him under the drum, and it is supposed, instantly terminated his existence, as he was lifeless when discovered. Democrat
Anti-Tobacco Public Meeting. Inhabitants of this place friendly to the formation of an Anti-Tobacco society, will meet at the Courthouse on 16th inst., when motion, John P. BABB was called to the chair and William B. NORTON was appointed Secretary. Dr. D. N. SCOTT, O. F. JOHNSON and L. KIDDER addressed the meeting, detailing the injurious effects which are produced by the use of tobacco. A committee of five was chosen to draft a constitution, viz: Dr. T. W. MINER, John P. BABB, Gilbert BARNES, Dr. BOYD and Dr. D. N. SCOTT. Messrs. KIDDER, JOHNSON and MINER be a committee to prepare an address for the next meeting to be held on 23rd inst. at the Courthouse.
Public Meeting. Wyoming Massacre. A meeting of a number of the early settlers of Wyoming Valley, who lost relatives and acquaintances in the Wyoming Massacre, and other citizens of Luzerne County, convened at the home of Maj. O. HELME, Kingston, on the 16th June, to take into consideration the subject of erecting a Monument to the memory of those who fell in the disastrous conflict. Gen. William ROSS was appointed Chairman and Charles D. SHOEMAKER, Secretary.
The following were appointed a committee to draft resolutions: John CARY, Col. Benjamin DORRANCE, Rev. Benjamin BIDLACK, Col. RANSOM, Calvin WADHAMS, John GORE Sen., Anderson DANA Sen., Joseph WRIGHT and Benjamin REYNOLDS, Esq.
Resolved that the citizens of the Valley meet at the house of F. GAY, Kingston on 3 July next for the purpose of adopting such measures as may be tho’t necessary to ensure the erection of a Monument.
A committee to confer with Fisher GAY, and ascertain the terms upon which he will dispose of half an acre of ground, including the burial place of those who fell in the Battle of Wyoming, viz: Col. Benjamin DORRANCE, Calvin WADHAMS, Anderson DANA Sen., Lazarus DENISON, David SCOTT and George M. HOLLENBACK.
A Committee of Superintendence be appointed to arrange the order of the day, and that they be requested to procure a suitable person to deliver an Address at the Kingston meeting house on that day, viz: John CAREY, George P. RANSOM, Sharp D. LEWIS, Pierce BUTLER, Charles D. SHOEMAKER, Fisher GAY, Elisha HARDING Sen., Ebenezer SLOCUM, Samuel WADHAMS, Joseph JAMESON, Joseph SLOCUM, Edward INMAN, Benjamin A. BIDLACK, William SWETLAND, Harris JENKINS, William C. REYNOLDS, William S. ROSS, Charles DORRANCE, Jonah ROGERS, Frances DANA, Hiram DENISON, Jonathan STEPHENS, Asa STEPHENS, John BENNETT, Dr. John SMITH, Isaac HARDING, John GORE Jr., Henry PETTEBONE, Daniel ROSS, Avery GORE and Jeremiah GORE.
Note – It is requested that persons who may recollect the names of any of those who were massacred, will communicate them to Gen. William ROSS, Wilkes-Barre or to Col. Benjamin DORRANCE, Kingston, immediately.
Celebration of the Fourth of July by the Democratic Hickory Club will be held at the house of J. G. HOYT, Wilkesbarre borough at early candle light.
Strayed away from George P. STEELE, Wilkesbarre, a black cow.
Canal Letting. Sealed Proposals will be received until 3rd July for the construction of Section 18 – 29 and 30, of the Wyoming line. L. BUTLER, Superintendent of North Branch Canal.
Bowman’s Creek Bridge Proposals will be received at the house of George CARLE, Northmoreland, for building a bridge across Bowman’s Creek, near the forks, with stone abutments, upon the plan of a canal bridge. The length to be fifty two feet.
Jail Repairs Proposals will be received at this Office until the 6th July next for repairing the County Jail, consisting principally of heavy stone work, and paving criminal’s rooms to be done by the perch.
Orphans’ Court Sale to be held 14th July, for property in Providence Township, being part of Lot No. 8, lying on the northwest side of the main road leading through said township, containing 310 acres, late the estate of Ebenezer BOWMAN, Esq., of Wilkes-Barre Borough, deceased. Thos. W. MINER, Surviving Administrator.
27 June 1832
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Execution of MINA took place two miles from Doylestown, on the poor house grounds. We learn that Tuesday night MINA attempted to commit suicide by penetrating a rusty nail into one of the veins of his left arm. After having been detected in this attempt and the wound bound up, he swallowed a large quantity of broken glass, but without effect. On being questioned with regard to these attempts, he said that his object was not to commit suicide, but to weaken himself by bloodletting, in order that his death by violence might be rendered easier. Enquirer
In the last Doylestown Democrat, it is stated as a fact, that “some young ladies desired to have some locks of MINA’S hair to adorn themselves with and requested a person to procure it for them. It was obtained, and the hair of the lecher and murderer, fixed in rings and brooches, now garnishes the polished hand and heaving bosom of some of the fairest portion of God’s creation. Well may the writer exclaim, in view of such moral degradation, “Oh! Shame, where is thy blush!”
Fourth of July. The Ladies of St. Stephen’s Church, will exhibit for sale, a variety of fancy articles, in the store room attached to the dwelling of Wm. A. MERRITT. Exhibition and Sale will commence at 9 o’clock and be continued several days. The proceeds to be expended in repairs upon the Church Building.
Fire Company is to meet at the Engine House on 2nd July. Wm. H. ALEXANDER, Secretary.
Estate of Thomas FELL, late of Pittston Township, requests payments and demands. John SEARLE and Mahitable FELL, executors.
4 July 1832
Dreadful Indian Massacre. The steamboat Niagara, with news from Detroit, stating that Capt. Joseph NAPER, well known in this section of the country, had been massacred, with all his family, consisting of his wife, wife’s sister and four children, near Fort Chicago. Nine of the Indians were found dead near his house, who unquestionably fell before his intrepid arm. Advertis., Cleveland, Ohio, June 20.
Died – Peter BISSELL, of New York, who boarded at Fort Orange Hotel, Albany, committed suicide by taking a large quantity of Laudanum. Phil. Gaz.
The following notice given in the last Bradford Settler, must be conclusive on the subject to which it refers: “On the 9th inst. I had the well opened into which it is said the body of MAXWELL had been thrown a number of years ago, and found nothing but the bones of a hog. It is said by many of those in the neighborhood that MAXWELL was not seen in this county after having been seen at Middletown and New Haven, and that he wasn’t to sea.” L. SMITH, Sheriff of Bradford County.
Married – In Kingston, on Sunday evening last, by Rev. George W. RICHMOND, Charles SMITH, of Plymouth, to Miss Susan, daughter of Frederick ATHERHOLT, of the former place.
List of Letters Remaining in the Post Office, at Wilkesbarre, July 1st:
Mary W. ABBOTT
Abel A. ALLIS
Alanson D. BEEMER
Carpenter B. DENNISON
Thomas W. DRAKE
Mrs. Penellipo DORRANCE
Henry F. GUY
W. C. GILDERSLEEVE
G. M. HOLLENBACK
Wm. V. HURLBUT
T. R. HUBBARD
John Milton JONES
Ephraim R. KITTLE
Ephraim R. CITTLE
Edward Burnen MATTHEW
Michael Mc NELLY
Peter MC MAHEN
John Maher MOSER
William A. MERRIT
Mary Ann OGDEN
Jesse J. PORTER
James H. PHINNEY
RUDOLPH & TRACY
David P. RICHARDS
C. F. RICHARDSON
Col. Beale RANDALL
Sarah (or Jane) STERLING
Edmund L. SERGEANT
John C. SNOW
Messrs. J. & J. D. STARK
J. D. SHAFFER
A. A. STONE
M. R. THARP
Henry F. TAMANY
John J. WARD
Abael WRIGHT Jun.
List of Letters Remaining at the Post Office at Plainsville, July 1st:
Elisha BLACKMAN 2nd
Mr. J. BLANCHER
Lydia Celina BENJAMIN
S. SAYLOR, P. M.
List of Letters Remaining in the Post Office at Tunkhannock, April 1st: [sic., should probably be July]
Rev. George EVANS
Henry STARK, P. M.
List of Letters Remaining at the Post Office at New Troy, July 1st:
A. C. PHILIPS Esq.
Levi E. BAYLY
J. M. JONES, Esq.
William B. UNDERWOOD
Samuel W. BREES
Mr. MC KOY
William SWETLAND, P. M.
Orphans’ Court Sale, to be held July 14th, for land in Providence Township, being part of Lot No. 8, containing 310 acres, late the estate of Ebenezer BOWMAN, Esq., of the borough of Wilkesbarre, deceased. Tho’s W. MINER, Surviving Administrator.
11 July 1832
18 July 1832
Address delivered by Rev. James MAY, in Kingston, July 3rd, 1832, to a large assembly, convened for the purpose of paying a tribute of respect to the memories of those heroes who were killed in the Wyoming Battle and Massacre, and to adopt measures preparatory to erecting a monument.
Sheriff’s Sales to be held August 4th:
1) Land in Wilkesbarre Township, known as Lots 21 and 22 in the third division, bounded by William ROSS, main road leading through township and township line of Wilkesbarre and Hanover, Black Road, Elisha BLACKMAN, Sen., containing 84 acres. Also part of said lots 21 and 22, bounded where the line of the manor of Stoke intersects line between 22 and 23, Bald Ridge, containing 273 acres. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of John SMITH against Henry YOUNG
2) Land in Lehman Township, being lot No. 32 in the back tier of lots, containing 200 acres, adjoining lands of heirs of Lord BUTLER, and heirs of Thomas WRIGHT, deceased. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Philadelphia Bank against Almond CHURCH and William CHURCH.
3) Land in Hanover Township, bounded by back road, containing 35 acres. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of John SAUM and Jacob GARRISON, administrators of Cornelius GARRISON, dec’d, against James GARRISON
Register’s Notice – the following have filed their accounts of administration:.
Henry H. BROWN, administrator of estate of Leonard HOUSE, late of Northmoreland Township John SORBER, administrator of Christian SORBER, late of Newport Township.
Henry SMITH and Hugh WATSON, administrators of Lewis SMITH, late of Huntington Township
Valentine SEIWELL & John SAUMS, executors of Conrad KNOCK, late of Hanover Township
Daniel WHITEBREAD & William HESS, executors of Henry WHITEBREAD, late of Nescopeck
William SMITH, executor of Zurah SMITH, late of borough of Wilkesbarre
Conrad C. LINES, administrator of Mary FAIRCHILDS, late of Newport
Eliza CLARK, late Eliza LEE, administratrix of John F. LEE, late of Carbondale
25 July 1832
Good Mare For Sale. William A. MERRITT, Wilkesbarre.
Shocking Occurrence. On Saturday evening last, a man by the name of SHOUT, took deliberate aim at one of his neighbors, George BEIVELHAMMER, and shot him through the body; the circumstance which induced this outrageous act is said to be the issue of a law suit just then decided, and from which they were both returning. SHOUT has made his escape and has not yet been taken. But little hopes are entertained of BEIVELHAMMER’S recovery. They are both citizens of Nescopeck Township, Luzerne Co. Berwick Gazette
Democratic Republicans of Luzerne County friendly to the re-election of Andrew JACKSON and George WOLF, are requested to meet at the Court House, August 7th, to make the arrangements necessary for the ensuing elections. John MYERS, William APPLE, Daniel COLLINGS, Standing Committee.
Appointment by the Postmaster General – General William ROSS to be Postmaster at Wilkesbarre, in the place of Andrew BEAUMONT, removed.
Cholera is reported in New York, New Jersey and Detroit.
Died – On Monday evening, the 16th inst. at Reading, after a short illness, Mrs. Catharine, wife of Hon. Garrick MALLERY, aged about 28 years.
A. BROWER, Tailor, Summer Clothing, Wilkesbarre.
List of Letters Remaining in the Post Office at Pittston Ferry, 30th of 6 month [June], 1832:
BARNUM & BROWN
John ALLMENT, P. M.
List of Letters Remaining in the Post Office at Pittston, July 1st:
Thomas SMITH, P. M.
For Sale, that elegant House & Lot, containing 3 acres, the property of Thomas FELL, late of Pittston, deceased. House and stables have lately been repaired. John SEARLE and Mehitable FELL, executors.
1 August 1832
Died – Charles A. DALE, formerly of Livingston County, NY, recently committed suicide at Allentown. Lehigh Herald
Died – Commodore George W. ROGERS, commander in chief of the United Sates squadron died on Monday morning last, aboard the US sloop of war Warren. Cosmopolitan, May 23, Buenos Ayres.
Died – In Wilkesbarre, on Wednesday last, Ebenezer SLOCUM, of Providence, aged about 66 years. Not five minutes anterior to his dissolution, he was apparently enjoying perfect health, and in buoyant spirits; but the King of Terrors lay his blighting hand upon him in the shape it is supposed of an apoplectic fit, and he sunk beneath the stroke.
Mr. SLOCUM was an old inhabitant of the Valley, and much esteemed by his fellow citizens for his private worth and exemplary character.
Cholera at Philadelphia, five reported dead (no names given).
Six Cent Reward will be paid for the apprehension of a boy, Henry CAMPBELL, an indented apprentice to the Tailoring business, who absconded on the night of the 24th. Jacob KUTZ
The Co-partnership of SWETLAND & BALDWIN was dissolved on 12th July. Business in the future will be carried on by Wm. SWETLAND. William SWETLAND and David BALDWIN, New Troy.
Sheriff’s Sales to be held August 4th:
1) Land in Nescopeck Township, surveyed in the name of Jacob STOUEBACK, bounded by lands surveyed to Jacob HOGESHINE, John CLINGHAM, Thomas PALMER, Alexander J. LITCHER, Joseph THOMPSON, James BRAEDY, containing 434 (acres?). Seized and taken in execution at the suit of John ACHENBACK and John KNOUSE. Administrators of Philip ACHENBACK, deceased against William DEITER, administrator of Henry KNOUS, deceased.
2) Land in Plymouth Township, bounded by Abraham NESBITT, road, Robert DEVENPORT, being Lot No. 13 in the mountain tier of the third division, containing 36 acres, with a coal mine. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Thomas BORBIDGE & Co. against James NESBITT & James NESBITT Jr., administrators of Martin BRENAN, deceased.
3) Land in Huntington Township, bounded by road leading from Susquehanna River to Benjamin HARVEY’S Mill in Huntington, Daniel GOODWIN, John BOWMAN, John or Jonathan DOWNING, containing 30 acres. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Charles J. CHRISTELL against Calloway HARVEY and Harman HARVEY.
4) Land in Hanover Township, being Lots Nos. 12, 31, 30 in the second tier, containing 177 acres, which was granted by Patent dated 28 March 1811 to Robert ROBBINS. Also land in same township, being part of Lot No. 31, containing 34 acres, which Frederick NAGLE and wife by indenture dated 30 March 1816 granted to Robert ROBBINS. Also in same township, containing 3 1/2 acres, which Benjamin CAREY by Indenture dated 8 April 1817, granted to Robert ROBBINS, which said 3 lots adjoin each other and on re-survey were found to contain together 231 acres, and were conveyed by Robert ROBBINS and his wife by indenture, 30 April 1818 to Christian MENSCH, recorded 5 May 1818, Vol. 19:71, 86. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of William S. BIDDLE against Christian MENSCH.
5) Land in Nicholson Township, being part of tract formerly surveyed to Robert LOUSON, bounded by Gorton WIGHT, William CLARK, Stephen PARKER, Thomas C. CARPENTER, containing 53 acres. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Joseph L. INGLIS & Peter GASKILL against Philip S. DAN.
6) Land in Abington Township, being part of tract surveyed formerly to Henry BOYER and Samuel GROSS, bounded by Asa KNIGHT, John KENNEDY, containing 44 acres. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Joseph L. INGLIS & Peter GASKELL against Silvanus PETERSON.
7) Land in Nicholson Township, bounded by Stephen PARKER, being part of tract originally surveyed to Robert LOUSON. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Joseph L. INGLIS & Peter GASKELL against Jenks SPRAGUE.
8 August 1832
15 August 1832
Cholera in New York City, since the commencement of the disease there had been 3312 deaths, 2350 being victims of cholera. Reports on recent outbreaks in other cities listed for New York.
Wyoming Massacre. A meeting of the Committee of Arrangement was held at the Court House on 6th August inst. Elisha HARDING was appointed chairman and B. A. BIDLACK, Secretary. A meeting will be held September 8th at the house of O. HELME, Kingston, for the purpose of taking into considerations the best means for the erection of a monument to the memory of those who fell in the battle of Wyoming. Resolved that names of those who fell in the battle, as far as ascertained, not included in the list as published by Col. FRANKLIN, be added to the list, and that the whole be again published. Resolved that two persons be appointed in each township for the purpose of soliciting subscriptions, and that subscription papers be sent to Wm. REYNOLDS, Kingston previous to 8th September. The following were appointed:
Nescopeck: John BITTENBENDER, Jonah BUSS
Sugarloaf: Jacob DRUMHELLER, Samuel YOST
Salem: Joseph JAMESON, Josiah T. BEACH
Huntington: Jonathan WESTOVER, Benj. HARVEY
Union: John DEAN, Zerah MARVIN
Plymouth: Samuel WADHAMS, Col. RANSOM
Dallas: Joseph S. RYMAN, Thomas IRWIN
Lehman: Joseph WORTHINGTON, Simeon F. ROGERS
Kingston: Charles B. DORRANCE, Hiram DENISON
Northmoreland: Josiah ROGERS, Orange FULLER
Exeter: Isaac HARDING, Harris JENKINS
Eaton: Elisha HARDING, John WILLIAMS
Tunkhannock: Abel MARCY, Cyrus AVERY
Braintrim: Nicholas OVERFIELD, Daniel STERLING
Windham: Asa STEVENS, Wm. SMITH
Nicholson: Caleb ROBERTS, Nathan BACON
Falls: Henry ROBERTS, John OSTERHOUT
Abington: Wm. CLARK, John MILLER
Greenfield: James BROWN, Roger ORVIS
Carbondale: David B. BLANCHARD, Horatio BOWMAN
Blakely: Moses VAUGHN, John STEVENS
Providence: Elisha S. POTTER, Joseph SLOCUM 2nd
Pittston: Charles DRAKE, Merritt SLOCUM
Wilkesbarre: Wm. S. ROSS, John L. BUTLER
Hanover: Geo. SIVELLY, Samuel JAMESON
Newport: Jacob ROMBACK, William JACKSON
Covington: Richard DRINKER, C. L. TERWILLIGER
Court of Common Pleas, it is ordered that applications of Soldiers of the Revolution, and taking of evidence to substantiate their claims for pensions, be taken September 4th.
The Philadelphia Sentinel states that in consequence of the Cholera, the inmates of the Arch Street Prison, have been set at liberty.
County Meeting was held at the Court House, Wilkesbarre, on 7th August. Jacob DRUMHELLER, Esq., was appointed President, Luman FERRY and John MYERS, Esqrs., Vice Presidents and Henry PETTEBONE Esq., and John ASTHERHOLD, secretaries. Geo. M. HOLLENBACK and William SWETLAND, Esqrs. were appointed the Congressional Conferees [sic] to meet at Columbia County. The grand committee with one person from each township were appointed to draft an address:
Samuel SMITH, Nescopeck
Geo. MUCCHER, Salem
(no name), Huntington
Andrew WOLF, Union
Simeon F. ROGERS, Lehman
Thomas IRWIN, Dallas
Henry MYERS, Kingston
Josiah ROGERS, Northmoreland
Timothy GOBLE, Exeter
Jesse LEE, Eaton
Henry STARK, Tunkhannock
Moses OVERFIELD, Braintrim
John FASSETT, Windham
William FELTON, Nicholson
Henry OSTERHOUT, Falls
Mathew JACKSON, Abington
Samuel VAIL, Greenfield
Hiram BLANCHARD, Covington
Moses VAUGHN, Blakeley
Elisha S. POTTER, Providence
Thomas SMITH, Pittston
John TATTERSHALL, Leighton
Henry MENIG, Hanover
John ROMBACH, Newport
David DALE, Covington
A. BEAUMONT, Wilkesbarre
Committees of Vigilance are as follows:
Sugarloaf: Andrew WOLF, William DRUM
Nescopeck: David MIDOUGH, Samuel SMIT
Salem: George MUCHLER, John COOL
Huntington: Nathaniel GOSS, David TRAVIS
Union: Lot SEARCH, J. R. DEAN
Plymouth: Jared R. BALDWIN
Dallas: Abraham S. HONNEYWELL, William SHAFER
Kingston: Dr. J. J. WRIGHT, Joseph TUTTLE
Exeter: Daniel HARDING, Ezekiel GOBLE
Lehman: Martin MYERS, Simeon F. ROGERS
Northmoreland: A. W. JAQUISH, Ashbel LEE
Eaton: Asa LEE, Forbes LEE
Monroe: David WESTOVER, Thomas KADLEY
Windham: Isaiah ADKINS, Maj. John FASSETT
Braintrim: Ezekiel MOWRY, Charles KINNEY
Tunkhannock: Luman FERRY, Henry STARK
Falls: Alexander MC MILLAN, Nathan’l FITCH
Nicholson: Andrew GARDINER, Wm. FELTON
Abington: Norvel D. GREEN, Al GARDNER
Greenfield: Charles BERRY, Wm. MORE
Carbondale: Jas. W. GOFF, Hiram BLANCHARD
Lehigh: Samuel SAYER, Charles L. TERWILLIGER
Covington: David DALE, Abm. DEPEW
Blakeley: Moses VAUGHN, Esq., Hiram CASE
Providence: Joseph GRIFFIN, Elisha S. POTTER, Esq.
Pittston: Samuel SAYLOR, Erastus SMITH
Wilkesbarre: Daniel COLLINGS, Wm. C. JOHNSON, Christian GRUVER
Hanover: Capt. John MYERS, Conrad RUMAGE
Newport: Henry DOTTER, Andrew KEITHLINE
Delegates chosen to form a county ticket: Joseph TUTTLE, Moses OVERFIELD, Elisha S. POTTER, Joseph KEITHLINE and Joseph SMITH. That the Standing Committee be: Benjamin A. BIDLACK, Col. Erastus HILL, Jacob KUTZ.
22 August 1832
29 August 1832
Married – In Tunkhannock, on Tuesday the 21st inst., by Luman FERRY, Esq., Adna WOOD, of Eaton, to Mary, daughter of John GARDNER, of the former place.
Married – On Thursday last, in Mifflinville, Columbia Co., by Rev. J. SHINDLE, Rev. Isaiah BAHL to Miss Julia Ann, daughter of Col. John SNYDER, both of Berwick.
Samuel SAYLOR offers his Tavern Stand For Sale, Plainsville.
Estate of George DRUM, Jr., Esq., late of Sugarloaf, request payments and demands. Susanna and Abraham DRUM, administrators.
Samuel YOST, of Sugarloaf, declines serving as one of the Committee of Vigilance for that township.
Declinations – to not serve on the Committee of Vigilance: Moses VAUGHN, John LOWRY, A. S. HUNNEYWELL, John SEARLE, Joseph E. ROGERS, Joseph L. MEEKER, Jos. S. RYMAN.
Orphan’s Court Sale to be held 15th September, for land in Kingston Township, being one equal undivided fourth part, parts of lots no. 38, 39 and 43 in second division, patented to Ebenezer BOWMAN, Esq., 6 March 1816, containing 10 acres. Also land in two pieces being part of Lot No. 27 in the first division, part of No. 23 and whole of Nov. 14 in the town plot or second division, Wilkesbarre Township, piece number 1 containing 4 acres and piece number 2 containing 3 acres, containing in whole 8 acres, same patented to Ebenezer BOWMAN, Esq., on 12 March 1816. One other piece of land in borough of Wilkesbarre, on Centre Street, same conveyed to Ebenezer BOWMAN, Esq., by different persons by deeds of different dates. Also tract of land at the corner of Franklin and Union or Canal Streets in borough of Wilkesbarre, purchased by administrators of Ebenezer BOWMAN, deceased and deed made to James W. BOWMAN, Esq., one of the administrators (now deceased). Geo. C. DRAKE, Adm’r.
5 September 1832
Indian Murder of William MARTIN, a young man, who was shot, tomahawked and scalped, a few rods from the block house in Cedar Creek Bottom, about 10 miles north of Warren Court House, Illinois, August 9th.
Five cases of Cholera at Pottstown, PA, one cured, one convalescent and three dead (no names).
Married – In Kingston Township, on Sunday evening last, by Thomas IRWIN Esq., Abel MUNSON, to Miss Elizabeth ATHERHOLD, both of the former place.
Married – In Eaton on Sunday the 2nd inst., by D. HARDING, Esq., Gideon LYMAN, of Springville, to Miss Harriet LEE, both of the former place.
Books for the Wilkesbarre Water and Insurance Company will be opened to the Public at the house of Jacob J. DENNIS, Wilkesbarre, on 24th September and kept opened for three days. John MYERS, Ziba BENNETT, Henry F. LAMB, Edw. LYNCH, C. D. SHOEMAKER, A. BEAUMONT, Commissioners.
Notice. J. P. RICE, of Trucksville, has purchased a new Patent Improved Carding Machine, which will card from 150 to 200 lbs. in four hours.
12 September 1832
The following ticket was formed yesterday at the Philip MYERS’, Kingston, by the assembled Delegates representing the Democracy of the County:
Assembly: Albert G. BRODHEAD, Nicholas OVERFIELD
Sheriff: Elisha S. POTTER, William APPLE
Commissioner: Joseph TUTTLE
Auditor: Thomas IRWIN
Volunteer Candidate For Sheriff – Eleazar CAREY
Democratic Republican Delegate Convention held at the house of Philip MYERS, Kingston on the 11th inst., to form a county ticket, Jacob DRUMHELLER, Sugarloaf, President; Joseph GRIFFIN, Esq., Providence and Thomas SMITH, Esq., Abington, Vice Presidents; Joseph J. WRIGHT, Kingston and Jared R. BALDWIN, Plymouth, Secretaries. The following Delegates exhibited the testimonials of their election:
J. DRUMHELLER, Esq., Sugarloaf
Samuel SMITH, Nescopeck
Thomas SYBERT, Salem
John R. DEAN, Union
Jared R. BALDWIN, Plymouth
Abraham S. HONEYWELL, Dallas
Joseph J. WRIGHT, Kingston
Daniel HARDING, Esq., Exeter
Simeon F. ROGERS, Lehman
John A. WILLIAMS, Northmoreland
John WRIGHT, Monroe
Daniel HICKS, Windham
Moses OVERFIELD, Braintrim
Luman FERRY, Tunkhannock
Dr. John V. SMITH, Falls
Thomas SMITH, Abington
John MONTGOMERY, Greenfield
Charles L. TERWILLIGER, Lehigh
Moses VAUGHN, Blakely
Joseph GRIFFIN, Providence
Erastus SMITH, Pittston
Daniel COLLINGS, Wilkesbarre
Conrad RUMAGE, Hanover
The Ticket was agreed upon:
Assembly: Albert G. BRODHEAD, Sugarloaf and Nicholas OVERFIELD, Braintrim
Sheriff: Elisha S. POTTER, Providence and William APPLE, Pittston
Commissioner: Joseph TUTTLE, Kingston
Auditor: Thomas IRWIN, Dallas
At a Democratic Electors meeting at the house of Washington STANSBURY, Tunkhannock, on September 8th, Benjamin JENKINS was called to the chair and Gurdon CAMP and Ziba SMITH were appointed Secretaries. Henry G. HAMMOND, Gurdon CAMP and Ziba SMITH were appointed a committee to draft resolutions of the meeting. Luman FERRY was unanimously elected the delegate to attend the Convention at the house of Philip MYERS, Kingston on the 11th inst.
Married – In Kingston, on Tuesday the 11th inst., by Rev. NASH, Whitney SMITH, merchant, of Wilkesbarre to Miss Mary Ann, daughter of Gen. Samuel THOMAS, of the former place.
19 September 1832
Orphans’ Court Sale to be held 13th October, for land (being part of a larger tract) in Union Township, bounded by George GREGORY, George FINK, containing 160 acres, being part of 206 acres late the real estate of George FINK Sen. Lot SEARCH & George FINK Jr., administrators.
Orphans’ Court Sale t be held 13th October, for land in Dallas Township, being part of Lot No. 2, in the certified township of Bedford, containing 82 acres. Also one equal undivided moiety or half part of a Saw-Mill and water power, in Kingston Township, together with privileges of a lumber yard and road from the saw-mill to the State Road leading from Wilkesbarre to Towanda. Also land in Kingston Twp., being Lot No. 19 in the 2nd division, containing 53 acres; excepting five acres from the south-east end sold to John GORE. Being real estate late of Oliver PETTEBONE, of Kingston Township. H. PETEBONE, Clerk
Edward FELL, of Wilkesbarre, is a Candidate for the office of Commissioner.
Two Days’ Meeting will be held at the Forty Fort Meeting House, Kingston, by the Christian Denomination, to commence on the 13th October at one o’clock, P. M.
Poetry – The Battle of Trenton
John LAPORTE is a candidate on the Democratic ticket, to represent the district composed of the counties of Bradford, Susquehanna and Tioga in the Congress.
26 Sept. 1832
George WASHINGTON’S Views of Masonry.
Democratic Republican Meeting was held at the house of Mr. STEELE, Monday evening last. John HOLLENBACK was chosen President, Jacob RUMAGE, Vice President and Jacob KUTZ and Ziba BENNET, Secretaries.
Assembly: Nicholas OVERFIELD, Albert G. BRODHEAS
Sheriff: William APPLE, Elisha S. POTTER
Commissioner: Joseph TUTTLE
Auditor: Thomas IRWIN
Wyoming Monument. At a meeting of the subscribers to the Monument to be erected over the bones of those men who were killed on the 3rd July 1778, held on the 8th September, at the house of Oliver HELME, Kingston, Benja. DORRANCE, Esq. and E. HARDING were called to the Chair and Joseph JAMESON appointed Secretary. A committee of three to prepare plans and estimates for next meeting: C. D. SHOEMAKER, B. A. BIDLACK and J. A. BUTLER, Esqrs. The next meeting will be held November 5th at the court house in Wilkesbarre.
Soldiers of the Revolution. A goodly number of the grey-headed veterans of the Revolution attended the adjourned Court, held in this Borough on the 4th inst., for the purpose of substantiating their claims for pensions under the late act of Congress:
Nathan BEACH, 69
James THAYER, 70
Samuel PEASE, 72
James WARD, 75
David DOOLITTLE, 67
Thos. GARDNER, 87
John STRONG, 77
John WORT, 76
Samuel BREES, 74
Levi BRONSON, 71
Daniel WADAMAN, 77
Asapha JONES, 74
Elam SPENCER, 68
Francis BREWER, 67
Benj. PEDRICK, 68
John WHITCOMB, 66
Benajah FULLER, 77
Robert FREELAND, 70
Chandler ROBINSON, 71
Elisha BLACKMAN, 72
Samuel VANSCOY, 66
John BIRD, 78
Joseph KNAPP, 71
Thos. HAWKINS, 74
Epaphras WADSWORTH, 76
Thos. TAYLOR, 78
George STEWART, 77
Daniel SPENCER, 71
John WORDON, 90
Moses DARBY, 72
Josiah PELL, 72
Died – In this Borough, on Friday last, after a short illness, Arnold COLT, Esq., aged 72 years. He was born at Lyme, Connecticut, whence he migrated to this place about 44 years ago. On Sunday last, in pursuance of his request he was buried agreeably to the usages of the Masonic fraternity, and followed to his long home by the largest concourse of people ever witnessed in the place on such and occasion.
Died – In Philadelphia, on the 19th inst., Jacob HOLGATE, Esq., aged about 63 years.
Notice to Heirs and Legal Representatives of Oliver PETTEBONE, late of Kingston Township, deceased. An inquest will be held at the house of the deceased, on 25th October, for the purpose of making partition of the real estate, to and among his children and representatives, if the same an be done without prejudice to or spoiling the whole, otherwise to value and appraise the same according to law, at which time and place you are required to attend if you think proper. Benj. REYNOLDS, Sheriff.
3 October 1832
Married – In Wilkesbarre Township, on Sunday last, by John MYERS, Esq., Christian BURRIER to Miss Susan CORTRIGHT.
Black Hawk and the Prophet, two Indian Leaders, were delivered to Gen. Joseph M. STREET, at Prarie du Chien, 27th August, by the One-eyed Deconi and Chaetar, Winnebagoes, belonging to his Agency.
Creditor’s Notice. We have applied to the Court of Common Pleas of Luzerne County for the benefit of the Insolvent Laws and they have appointed the first Monday in November to hear us and our creditors: Joseph PRUNER, James DOWLING, Wm. M’ANELLY, George F. COOK.
Strayed or Stolen from Cornelius CORTRIGHT 3rd, at Jacob’s Plains on 23rd September, a large dark Bay Mare.
10 October 1832
Extraordinary Product. A pumpkin of the common species, weighing 70 pounds, was brought to our village on Monday last, and may be seen at Mr. PALMER’S store. It grew on the farm of Capt. Jeremiah BLANCHARD, Pittston.
Temperance meeting was held on Sept. 21st, Rev. Henry F. ROW, being appointed President, A. SHIRAS, Secretary. Committee to propose a constitution: E. W. STURDEVANT, D. N. SCOTT and W. L. BOWMAN. Next meeting to be Saturday, 22nd. Officers for the ensuing year:
President: Rev. N. MURRAY
Vice Presidents: Rev. James MAY, Rev. H. F. ROW
Cor. Secretary: E. W. STURDEVANT
Recording Secretary: A. SHIRAS
Treasurer: Charles J. VERNET
Managers: Deloss ROSE, Dr. D. N. SCOTT, E. C. WATSON, O. F. JOHNSON, Wm. J. STEPHENS, E. RHINEHART, D. P. RICHARDS.
Married – In Kingston, on Thursday evening of last week, by the Rev. I. BALL, William JACOBS of Newport, to Miss Phebe, daughter of John SHARPS, of the former place.
Died – In Providence Township, on the 1st inst., of consumption, Erangela, consort of Nathaniel COTTRILL and daughter of Capt. Jonathan BURNS, of Susquehanna County. N. B. Printers in Rhode Island and Connecticut, are requested to insert the above.
Register’s Notices, the following accounts of administration were filed:
Peter RUCKEL, administrator of John PETER, late of Nescopeck
Abraham DRUM and George BALLIOT, administrators of Jacob DRUM, late of Sugar Loaf
Richard DODSON and J. B. DODSON, administrators of Joseph DODSON, late of Union
Sheriff’s Sales to be held 3rd November:
1) Land in Wilkesbarre, being part of Lot No. 34 in the third division, containing 1 acre, adjoining on the west side of the new road leading from the Court House to the turnpike road leading to Easton. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Gilbert BARNES, in trust for the sole and separate use of Margaret DENNIS against Abraham MOCK
2) Land in Nescopeck Township, bounded by Jacob SYBERLING, Nescopeck Creek, Robert WHARTON, Wm. HICKS, containing 180 acres, saw mill, a forge, two dwelling houses, a blacksmith shop. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Stephen BALLIOT, Samuel HELFECT and John ARNOT against Enos LEIDY, William LEIDY and Jacob LEIDY
3) Land in Plymouth Township, bounded by the main road leading from Plymouth to Kingston, Jacob GOULD, Lovicy MORSE, containing 20 acres, with a two story dwelling house and barn. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Peter AURAND against John K. BOYER (Issued by the Court of Common Pleas, Perry Co.)
List of Letters Remaining in the Post Office at Pittston, October 1st:
Baltimore Coal Co.
R. H. BROWN
Asaph W. PRATT
Lucy A. PARISH
Legal Reps of A. LEPPER
Lucy Ann PARRISH
Thomas SMITH, P. M.
List of Letters Remaining in the Post Office at New Troy, October 1st:
David D. JACKSON
Eliza Ann GARY
Sidney Ann BRYAN
William SWETLAND, P. M.
List of Letters Remaining in the Post Office at Tunkhannock, October 1st:
Miss Philena M. BALDWIN
Miss Sarah BALCH
Miss Margaret BOND
Benjamin E. JONES
James PARKER Esq.
Henry W. RATHBONE
Miss Anna Peggy WEST
Mr. WEEKS, Cabinet Maker
Henry STARK, P. M.
List of Letters Remaining in the Post Office at Pittston, October 1st:
George MILLER Jr.
Samuel SAYLOR, P. M.
17 October 1832
Official Statement of the Votes polled in Luzerne County, Oct. 9th:
Gov.: George WOLF (2064); Joseph RITNER (1586)
Congress: Andrew BEAUMONT (1292); James M’CLINTOCK [MC CLINTOCK / MCCLINTOCK] (809); Thomas W. MINER (1473)
Senator: Usial HOPKINS (1327), John M’REYNOLDS [MC REYNOLDS / MCREYNOLDS] (700); William G. HURLEY (1443)
Assembly: Albert BRODHEAD (1952), Nicholas Overfield (1389), Chester BUTLER (1635), Isaac HARDING (1567), John MILLER (590)
Sheriff: Elisha S. POTTER (1119), William APPLE (1078), Benjamin REYNOLDS (846), James NESBITT Jr. (1572), Eleazer CAREY (769)
Com’r: Joseph TUTTLE (1500), Epaphras WADSWORTH Jr. (1446), Daniel KOONS (550)
Auditor: Thomas IRWIN (1297), Nathan CAREY (1472), Hiram DENISON (738)
Wyoming Bank Stockholders will meet at the Banking-House on Nov. 6th and an election for directors. Will be held at the court house, November 19th.
Miss Frances M’SHANE [MC SHANE / MCSHANE] will open her room on Franklin Street for a Children’s School.
Estate of Arnold COLT, late of Wilkesbarre, requests payments and demands. Henry and Harris COLT, administrators.
List of Letters Remaining in the Post Office at Plainsville October 1st:
George MILLER Jr.
[Note – in previous paper these same names are listed under Pittston ??]
David D. WAGNER is elected to Congress, for the district composed of the counties of Northampton, Pike and Wayne.
Died – George W. BUCHANAN, Esq., died on the 15th ult, at Mercersburg, Franklin County, in the 25th year of his age.
Died – On Friday last, at the house of Pierce BUTLER, Kingston, after a protracted illness, Mrs. LANE, consort of Rev. George LANE. On Sunday her remains were deposited in the old burying place at Wilkesbarre, attended by a large number of sympathizing friends. She was a member of the Methodist Church.
Sheriff’s Sale to be held 3rd November:
1) Land in Tunkhannock Township, containing 180 acres, being part of a body of land granted by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to Henry DRINKER, the elder, late of the City of Philadelphia, deceased. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Andrew HODGE Jr., trustee for Mrs. Jane ROSE, assignee of Thomas STEWARDSON surviving executor of Henry DRINKER, the elder, against John CLAREY.
2) Land in Hanover Township, of Jonathan P. WILLIS, in or to the one undivided twelfth part of the lands of Richard INMAN, deceased. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Ziba BENNETT against Jonathan P. WILLIS.
Register’s Notice that Asa R. HOWEL and Lyman COVEL, administrators of James COVEL, late of Sugarloaf Township, have filed their account of administration.
Revolutionary Lands. Daniel A. ANNIN, New Troy, wants to purchase Land Warrants issued for services rendered during the war of the Revolution. Any person holding them willing to sell will address him.
24 October 1832
Democratic Republican Jackson Meeting, was held at the house of Mr. STEEL, Wilkesbarre on the 16th inst., Gen. Samuel THOMAS was chosen President; Fisher GAY and George KREIDLER Vice Presidents and John R. DEAN and Thomas MYERS, Secretaries. A committee of nine was appointed to draft an address of the sense of the meeting: Andrew BEAUMONT, Ziba BENNETT, Wm. SWETLAND, B. A. BIDLACK, Valentine KIZER, G. M. HOLLENBACK,, Doct. J. J. WRIGHT, Daniel COLLINS, J. G. HOLLENBACK.
Deaths from Spasmodic Cholera: Mrs. Samuel BLOOD, John FINDLAY Jr., Dr. David JAMESON, Mrs. John HUTCHINSON, Esq.,, Miss Susan, dau. of Col. Jacob WUNDERLICH, Joshua SHRADER. Chambersburg Republican
Died – Artemas HEMMINGWAY, of Pepperell, Mass., on Friday morning, October 5th was dipping some new cider out of the vat, he was stung by a yellow wasp on the middle joint of the second finger of his right hands. He expired less than twenty minutes from the time he was stung.
Married – In this borough on Sunday last, by John MYERS, Esq., Norman LAMPMAN to Miss Phebe Ann ENGLER, both of Pittston.
Married – In Hanover, on the 22nd inst., by B. DOWNING Esq., John ASKAM to Miss Juliann, daughter of the late Christian F. LEUDER, of Hanover.
Lost on Friday the 19th inst., between Tunkhannock and Terrytown, a pocket-book. Wm. A. MERRITT, Wilkesbarre.
Wilkesbarre Academy. The next Term will commence on the 29th inst. under the direction of Messrs. DICKINSON & CHAMBERLAIN.
31 October 1832
Democratic Jackson Meeting was held on October 25th at the house of Wesley HOLLISTER, Plainsville, Samuel SAYLOR was appointed President and William APPLE, Vice President, Wesley HOLLISTER & Henry COURTRIGHT, Secretaries. A committee of five to draft resolutions: Henry COURTRIGHT, William APPLE, William STUCKET, Benjamin SAYLOR and John ARMSTRONG. Committee of Vigilance: Crandall WILCOX and Erastus SMITH (upper District of Pittston), Adam DEDRICK and Jonas DOTY (Center District), Benjamin SAYLOR and John ARMSTRONG (Lower District).
Appointments by the Governor:
Andrew CORTRIGHT to be Justice of the Peace for Salem Township.
Joseph GRIFFIN, Providence, to be Justice of the Peace in the room of Ebenezer SLOCUM, deceased.
A new Post Office has been established at Dallas, and Joseph S. RYMAN, appointed Post Master.
Democratic Jackson Meeting was held at the house of Mary AYERS, Exeter Township. Maj. Ezekiel GOBLE was appointed President; Joseph W. ROGERS and Andrew LOOMES, Vice Presidents and Daniel HARDING and Isaac H. BALDWIN, Secretaries. A committee to draft resolutions: Samuel BREES Jr., Timothy GOBLE, Astomedoras INGERSOLL Jr., John BALDWIN and Lord JONES. Committee of Vigilance: Ziba DEVENPORT, Jacob KERNE, Lot BREES, A. INGERSOLL, Jr. and Daniel HARDING.
Married – In Hanover, on the 28th inst., by Bateman DOWNING, Esq., M. Adam DEOB, to Miss Elizabeth CROP, both of Newport Township.
Died – In this borough on Wednesday morning, Lillis M., daughter of H. L. EMONS, aged 22 months.
Cholera victims: Mrs. WUNDERLICH, wife of Col. WUNDERLICH, Joseph HOUSEM (shoe maker), Mr. HENDERSON (journeyman silversmith); a coloured man (no name) and Judge BARD, John BROWN, shoemaker. Chambersburg Repository
Delaware and Susquehanna Rail Road. On the 30th November, at the house of Orlando PORTER, innkeeper, Wilkesbarre, house of John CLARK, innkeeper of Milford, for receiving subscriptions for stock in said Company. David SCOTT, Henry HARMANS, Nath’l B. ELDRED, John ROOSA, Oliver S. DIMOCK, Moses KELLUM Jr., Dan’l M. BRODHEAD, Commissioners.
7 November 1832
The Democratic Republicans of Luzerne County will meet in Wilkesbarre on Monday evening next, at early candle light.
From St. Louis, Missouri, on the 7th, a name named GRAVES was show by a fellow clerk, MITCHELL. GRAVES died in a few hours.
Malignant Cholera has proved fatal in one case at Carlisle.
Wyoming Bank. Directors have declared a dividend of 5 per cent ($1.50 on a share) from profits of the last 6 months.
Brigade Orders. Field Officers of the 115th Reg. will convene at the house of Col. J. J. DENNIS, Wilkesbarre, on 24th November. Also of the 116th at the house of James H. PHINNEY, Providence on the first day of December, where a general Court of Appeal will be held for the regiment. Isaac BOWMAN, Inspector, 2nd Brigade, 8th Division, Pa. Militia.
14 November 1832
New Orleans. On Saturday there were 159 deaths from Yellow Fever. (Letter dated 22nd October)
Discovery of the True Sources of the Mississippi.
A party of two or three hundred Indians of the Seneca and Shawnee tribes recently encamped at New Paris, Ohio, on their way to the far west. Among them is a white woman of 105 years of age, who has resided for more than a century among the red men of the forest. She had been taken prisoner when five years old in Green Briar, Va., and knows nothing of her former name or relatives.
Democratic Republican Meeting was held on the 12th inst., at the Court House, Gen. Samuel Thomas was appointed President, Daniel COLLINS and Joseph TUTTLE, Esqrs., Vice Presidents and H. G. HAMMOND and Ziba BENNETT, Secretaries. Committee of seven to draft an Address and Resolutions: A. BEAUMONT, Conrad RUMAGE, John G. HOLLENBACK, Thomas MYERS, Dr. J. J. WRIGHT, Bateman DOWNING and Joseph GRIFFIN.
Estate of Catharine SWARTWOUDT, of Exeter Township, requests payments and demands. Wm. SWARTWOUDT, administrator.
21 November 1832
Store at Forty Fort. C. L. HARRINGTON
Edward JONES, Wilkesbarre, is manufacturing Morocco & Lasting Shoes.
Appointment by the Post Master General. Col. Erastus HILL to be Post Master at new Troy, in the room of Wm. SWETLAND, resigned.
Hon. Charles MINER, long known as the able Editor of the Village Record, has retired.
Andrew BEAUMONT has been removed from the Post Office at this place.
A meeting of the Wyoming Temperance Society was held in Pittston, at the Plainsville School House on Nov. 5th. George SWALLOW was chosen President and Milton COURTRIGHT, Secretary. Preamble and Constitution was prepared to adopt. Officers for the ensuing year: Jesse GARDNER, President; John MATT, Vice President; Milton COURTRIGHT, Cor. Secretary; Daniel G. BAILEY, Rec. Secretary.
Married – In Wilkesbarre on the 13th inst. by Rev. H. F. ROW, John T. BENNET, of Hanover, to Miss Hannah P. MILLER, of Wilkesbarre.
Married by the same, on the 15th inst., Avery MARCY to Miss Lucinda BLACKMAN, both of Wilkesbarre.
Died – In this township, on Thursday last, Mrs. Catharine SCOTT, consort of Judge SCOTT, aged about 40 years.
Fresh Oysters at the Phoenix Hotel, Wilkesbarre. John POTTER
The Pennsylvania Reporter will contain full, fair and impartial reports of the proceedings of both branches of the Pennsylvania Legislature.
28 November 1832
The Pennsylvania State Temperance Society met at Philadelphia on the 15th October.
Nanticoke Bridge. Proposals will be received by the Commissioners Office, until 15th December, for building a Stone Arch Bridge across the Nanticoke Creek, Newport Township, near Washington LEE’S Gristmill. By order of the Commissioners. E. CAREY, Clerk.
Pyroligneous Acid or the Essence of Smoke, For Smoking Pork and Beef. Manufactured and sold by Amasa JONES, Wilkesbarre.
Estray. Came to the enclosure of Freeman THOMAS, Plymouth, about middle of September, a Pale Red Ox. Owner is requested to come forward, prove property, pay charges and take him away.
Died – In Kingston, on Friday morning last, of pulmonary consumption, Mrs. Susanna ATHERHOLT, consort of Frederick ATHERHOLT, aged fifty years. She united many years ago with the German Presbyterian Church. On Sunday last, her remains were followed to the grave by a large circle of mourning relatives and friends..
Died – In New York, on the 4th inst., Mathias W. ST JOHN, aged about 24 years.
Oysters, Oyster Soup, Hot Coffee, Pies, &c &c. may be had at the Wyoming Refectory, Franklin Street, adjoining Samuel HOW’S Tin and Sheet Iron Factory, nearly opposite SINTON’S Store, L. BURR.
Orphans’ Court Sale to be held 22nd December, for land in Wilkesbarre Borough, being North-West part of Lot No. Ten, bounded by River Street, Lot No. 11, John W. ROBINSON, heirs of Jehoida P. JOHNSON deceased, estate of Ebenezer BOWMAN deceased, Canal Street (late Union Street), containing 1 acre. Late estate of Harris COLT, Senior, of Wilkesbarre, deceased. Pierce BUTLER and A. BEAUMONT, administrators.
Orphans’ Court Sale to be held 28th December, land on Buttermilk Falls Creek, containing 234 acres, late estate of Thomas B. OVERTON, Esq., deceased. Thomas OVERTON, Administrator.
5 December 1832
Register’s Notice for the following estates:
Archibald SMILEY, late of Wilkesbarre, filed by Sarah SMILEY and Thomas SMILEY, administrators.
Joseph SHOTWELL, late of Dallas, filed by William SHAVER, administrator
Jacob SICKLER Sen., late of Falls Township, filed by Luther DAILEY, Isaac SMITH and Josiah SICKLER, executors.
Holden TRIPP, late of Providence, filed by Martha GREGORY (late Martha TRIPP), and James DEAN, executors.
An operation for the removal of an enlarged Tonsil Gland (almond of the Throat) was successfully performed by Dr. ORTON on Thursday last. The subject is a son of Edward LYNCH, Esq., of this Borough. The child is doing well.
Public Meeting held on the 24th November at the house of Jacob STRUNK, Conyngham Town, to consider the subject of the communication between the Susquehanna and the Lehigh Rivers. Moses S. BRUNDAGE, Esq., was called to the Chair and Jacob DRUMHELLER, Secretary. Nathan BEACH and J. A. GORDON, Esqrs., addressed the Meeting. Delegates chosen from the township were Jacob DRUMHELLERR, Moses S. BRUNDAGE, Andrew DECKER and Andrew WOLF.
Married – In Springville, Susquehanna County, on Tuesday the 27th ult, by Rev. (no name)_, Charles LUM, of Braintrim to Miss Susan TAYLOR, of the former place.
Orphans’ Court Sale to be held 5th January for property in Pittston Township, being a public lot in the first division, containing about 90 acres, late estate of Jesse FELL, of Pittston, deceased, under such conditions as the said Jacob FELL had, and held the same, at and immediately before his death. Peter WINTER, administrator.
Creditor’s Notice. We have applied to the Court of Common Pleas of Luzerne County for the benefit of the Insolvent Laws and they have appointed a the first Monday in January next to hear us and our creditors: Benj. JENKINS, Isaac INMAN, William C. JOHNSON
12 December 1832
Register’s Notices for the following estates:
Jacob RIMER, late of Hanover, filed by Daniel COLCKGLASSER, administrator
Michael RIMER, filed by Ovid F. JOHNSON, administrator
Creditor’s Notice. We have applied to the Court of Common Pleas of Luzerne County for the benefit of the Insolvent Laws and they have appointed a the first Monday in January next to hear us and our creditors: William M’ANNELLY, James DOWLING
19 December 1832
JACKSON Democratic State Convention, held at Harrisburg on the 4th. Bateman DOWNING, Esq., of Luzerne County was elected President. John MYERS, of Luzerne, was on the committee to submit resolutions.
Public Meeting was held in Wilkesbarre at the Court House, on the 15th inst., for the purpose of appointing Delegates for the Convention at Conyngham to be held the 20th inst., to take into consideration the improvements of the river Lehigh, and the subject of communication between the Susquehanna and Lehigh Rivers. Gen. Isaac BOWMAN was called to the chair and Henry COLT, appointed Secretary. Henry F. LAMB, Ziba BENNETT, George P. STOEL and Henry COLT, to be Delegates from Wilkesbarre.
Easton, Dec. 14th. Fire at the three story mill of John and Joseph HERSTER, occupied as an Oil Mill below and Grist Mill above. The whole loss amounted perhaps to twelve thousand dollars of which 4,000 dollars insurance is held. The progress of the flames were so rapid that the millers were compelled to escape out of a window of the second story.
Died – In Kingston on Friday last, of consumption, Mrs. Penelope, wife of David BALDWIN, and daughter of Samuel Thomas, Esq., aged about 25 years.
Died – Lately in Philadelphia, Mrs. George FLAKE, formerly of Wilkesbarre.
New Cash Store at Tunkhannock by Ziba SMITH.
Lost on road between Wilkesbarre and Lowrey town, near Jonathan WILLESS’S, three steers. Joseph TUTTLE.
26 December 1832
Appointment by the Post Master General – William SWETLAND to be Postmaster at New Troy, this county, in the place of Erastus HILL, resigned.
Married – On the 25th ult, by Amasa HOLLISTER, Jun., Esq., Horatio SAYLOR, to Miss Catharine FRY, all of Covington.
Married – On the 1st inst., by the same, Henry WARDELL, of Covington, to Miss Isabel AIREY, of Wilkesbarre.
Died – On Monday the 10th inst., of Pulmonary Consumption, William M. FIELD, of Easton, aged 32 years. The Phoenix Fire Company, the volunteers corps of Washington Grays and the Easton Beneficial Society attended the funeral of their fellow member.
8th of January Celebration. The Democratic Hickory Club of Luzerne County will celebrate at the house of George P. STEEL. John MYERS, Pres’t., Wilkesbarre.
Fire! Fire!! Fire!!! The annual meeting of the Reliance Fire Company will be held 7th January in the Grand Jury Room, for election of officers. Wm. H. ALEXANDER, Sec’y.
BERWICK GAZETTE, 1832
Published by John T. DAVIS, Berwick, Columbia Co.
(Appears on microfilm after RFDJ, 12 September 1832)
22 Sept. 1832 Vol. 3 #2
Columbia County Democratic Ticket:
Congress: Andrew BEAUMONT
Senate: Uzal HOPKINS
Assembly: David PETRIKIN
Commissioner: Nicholas GOUGER
Auditor: Ezra S. HAYHURST
Coal. J. JACKSON, Berwick, has taken the Coal Bed at M’CAULEY’S [MC CAULEY’S / MC CAULEY’S] Mountain.
Proclamation, Isaiah REED, High Sheriff of Columbia County, lists the general election on 9th October will be held at the following places:
Bloom Township. – at the house of Sedwick WELLS, Bloomsburg
Briarcreek Township – at the town house in Berwick
Derry and Limestone Townships – at the house of Frederick SWITZER, Washington
Cattawissa Township – at the house of Stacy MARJORAM, Cattawissa
Fishing Creek Township – at the house of Daniel PEELER
Greenwood Township – at the house of Abraham TITMAN
Hemlock Township – at the house of Hugh ALLEN
Liberty Township – at the house of Henry GIBSON
Mahoning Township – at the Court House in Danville
Mifflin Township – at the house of William WOODS
Madison Township – at the house of Thomas BUSKIRK, in Jerseytown
Mount Pleasant Township – at the house of Frederick MILLER
Sugarloaf Township – at the house of Ezekiel COLE
Roaring Creek Township – at the house of John YEAGER
Tailoring. B. G. DOAN, Berwick
Brook Ville Factory. Samuel MILLARD and Andrew HUNLOCK are still doing business in their line, and are ready to receive Cloth at their former stands, and to attend to Fulling, Dying, and Dressing. Briarcreek
Salt For Sale by the barrel or less-quantity. R. K. MC CURDY
New Goods. J. JACKSON, Berwick
A Select School is about to open by James VAN HORN, Berwick.
Plough Points for Sale at the Berwick Foundry. Geo. MACK
Cheap Goods. M’DOWELL [MCDOWELL / MC DOWELL] & KINSEY
New Store. A. MILLER, Berwick
Berwick Foundry. Geo. MACK
Sheet Iron and Tin Plate Manufactory, Hiram INMAN, Berwick
Wm. CALDWELL has taken the public house known by the name of the Washington Hotel, situate on the corner of Front and Mulbury Streets, Berwick.
For Sale. A Farm in Sugarloaf Township, containing 140 acres, of these 65 acres of cleared land, 150 apple bearing trees, a variety of other fruit trees. Apply to John LAUBACK.
W. F. REYNOLDS, has just received from Philadelphia a large and splendid assortment of New and Fashionable Goods, Berwick.
29 September 1932
Federal Clay Candidates are:
Governor – Joseph RITNER
Congress – Thos. W. MINER, James M’CLINTOCK [MCCLINTOCK / MC CLINTOCK]
Senator – Wm. G. BURLEY, John M’REYNOLDS [MCREYNOLDS / MC REYNOLDS]
Assembly – Isaac KLINE
Married – At Harmony, New Jersey on Thursday the 6th inst., by Rev. LONE, Charles BOWMAN (merchant) of Conyngham, Luzerne County, to Miss Mary, daughter of James DAVISON, Esq., of the former place.
Married – At Bloomsburg on Thursday the 20th inst., Fletcher COURTRIGHT to Miss Rebecca DILLS, both of Briar Creek Tps., Col. Co. [Briarcreek]
Notice. Jas. M. CHAMBERLIN, having made arrangements to leave Berwick, it becomes necessary that his accounts should be settled immediately.
6 October 1832
Democratic Republican Meeting was held at the house of Mrs. STEELE on Monday evening last, whereupon John G. HOLLENBACK was chosen President, Jacob RUMAGE, Vice President and Jacob KUTZ and Ziba BENNET, Secretaries. The object of the meeting having been stated by Mr. BABB. We use all fair means to promote:
Assembly – Nicholas OVERFIELD, Albert G. BRODHEAD
Sheriff – William APPLE – Elisha S. POTTER
Commissioner – Joseph TUTTLE
Auditor – Thomas IRWIN
Married – In this borough, on Thursday evening last, by Rev. Geo. LANE, John KANOUS to Miss Hannah PHILIPS.
Sheriff’s Sale to be held 10th October:
1) Land in Fishing Creek Township, containing 100 acres, bounded by Daniel M’HENRY [MCHENRY / MC HENRY], William BLECKER and others. Seized and taken in execution, ad to be sold as the property of Charles STARNER.
2) Land in Liberty Township, containing 40 acres, bounded by Robert SIMONTON, James Thomas and others. Seized and taken in execution, ad to be sold as the property of Michael DEARMOND
List of Letters Remaining in the Post Office at Berwick, Sept. 31st:
James A. GORDON
John S. HART
Nicholas E. HUFF
Hecter M’CORMICK [MCCORMICK / MC CORMICK]
John P. MILNOR
Joseph B. MILLER
E. B. MILLER & Co.
Dennis M’GINLEY [MCGINLEY / MC GINLEY]
Rev. William PRETTYMAN
J. D. SEYBERT
Robert MC CURDY [MCCURDY], P. M.
Notice is hereby given to all estates have been filed for:
Thomas C. FOSTER of Briarcreek Tsp
Henry MOYER of Mifflin Tsp.
William M’BRIDE [MCBRIDE / MC BRIDE]of Hunlock Tsp.
John COOPER, Register
List of Letters Remaining in the Post Office at Nescopeck:
James V. DOURAN
Mrs. Sarah HOWARD
Aaron P. HAMPTON, P. M.
List of Letters Remaining in the Post Office at Orangeville, October:
Jacob BITTENBENDER, P. M.
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