REPUBLICAN FARMER & DEMOCRATIC JOURNAL (1837)
BY H. WEBB
PUBLISHED WEDNESDAY, WILKES BARRE, PA
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5 Jan. 1837
Farmers’ and Mechanics’ General Store At a large and respectable meeting of Farmers Mechanics and other, held on Saturday evening, Dec. 24th, at the hotel of J. J. DENNIS, to adopt such measures as might be deemed expedient and proper to establish the store. Benjamin DRAKE was appointed President and A. MILLER, Secretary.
On motion a committee was appointed who reported the following committees:
G. W. WOODWARD, Wm. BOWMAN and Dr. Lathan JONES, be a committee to ascertain the practicability of such a store; and upon what basis such an association can be formed.
Jonas HARTZEL, John ABBOTT, Benjamin BAILEY, Anderson DANA, Samuel HOW & Caleb INMAN, to ascertain and estimate what amount of capital would be required, and how much could be obtained.
Married On the 25th Dec., by Rev. J. J. HARVEY, Samuel GOULD, to Miss Margaret KROOP, all of Plymouth.
Died In this borough on Saturday evening, 31st Dec. last, Mrs. Sophia, wife of Loyd ALKINS, after a short but severe illness.
Died On Sunday morning last, at his residence in this township, John G. HOLENBECK.
Died On the 23rd ult, in this place, Luther YARINGTON.
Notice The partnership of BIDLACK & ATHERHOLD has been dissolved. B. A. BIDLACK
Wanted 2000 Pounds of yellow Beeswax. For which will be paid cash or Tobacco. V. PABSTMAN, Wilkesbarre.
Valuable Real Estate For Sale – Offered by Henry B. YOST, Executor of Samuel YOST, deceased. Land in the village of Conyngham, containing about 159 acres, with 90 acres under cultivation and an orchard of about 100 fruit trees, good Dwelling House and Barn. The other tract contains about 80 acres, 30 under improvement, with a small orchard, a new frame Dwelling House and Barn. The title indisputable.
All persons indebted to the firm of Caleb ATHERTON and John RICHARD, pleas call and settle their accounts.
Estate of Walter MUNSON, late of Exeter Township, request payments and claims. Mehetable MUNCSON and Salmon MUNSON, Admin’rs.
List of letters on hand at the Wilkesbarre PO, Jan. 1st:
Miss Mary Ann BABB
Wm. W. BRONSON
H. R. BENNETT
Dan G. BAILY
Knapp B. BRONSON
Jacob F. CHARLETTE
Geo. W. DAVIS
Patk. O. DONALD
Jacob & Peter EVRITT
James E. FITZGEROLD [FITZGERALD?]
John G. FELL
Philip JACKSON Jr.
Charles L. JACKSON
S. G. MANCHESTER
Rev. William REDDY
Zebulon H. STEPHENS
J. B. SKINNER
Miss Jane Ann TRACEY
E. & J. R. TAYLOR
Miss Harriet L. WILLSON
D. COLLINGS, P. M.
List of letters on hand at the Pittston PO, Jan. 1st:
Rev. Thomas OWENS
Avery KNAPP, P. M.
List of letters remaining at the Tunkhannock PO, Jan. 1st:
Adah F. JENKINS
John S. SMITH
S. STARK 2nd, P. M.
Wanted For the Steam Boat Susquehanna 20 Cords of split Yellow Pine Wood, to be delivered to the bank of the River in this Borough before the first day of February next for which cash will be paid. Henry F. LAMB, Wilkesbarre.
An Apprentice is wanted to the Tin & Cooper Smith business. A boy of steady habits 15 or 16 years of age will find good encouragement upon application to Joseph P. DENNIS, Wilkesbarre.
11 Jan. 1837
List of letters remaining at the Plymouth PO, Jan. 1st:
Jarome E. B. BLAKSLEE
J. K. BALDWIN
Daniel DAEENPORT [DAVENPORT?]
W. J. DENNIS
J. B. HAYDON
Capt. Samuel PRINGLE
C. A. REYNOLDS
F. J. SMITH
Miss Mary SMITH
John H. LYNDE
Samuel DAVENPORT, P. M.
Suicide Jesse STEPHENS committed suicide at Nassau, Renssalaer county, N. Y., on Monday evening the 19th inst. hanging himself in the carriage house of Mr. BUDD, his son in law. Mr. STEPHENS was seventy years old, in easy circumstances, and no cause can be assigned for the act.
Appointments by the Post Master General:
Daniel B. BOYER, Boyerstown, Berks Co., pa.
Jacob RODERMEL, Nippenose, Lycoming co., Pa.
Henry GIBBS, Oswell, Bradford county, Pa.
Milton BAILEY, Ulster, Bradford county, Pa.
John MOORE, Newville, Cumberland county, Pa.
Eleazer CAREY, Summit Hill, Northampton co., Pennsylvania.
January Quarter Sessions We record, with pleasure, the intelligence that at present sessions of the Court, but one case was brought before the Grand Jury, and that for some small offence. We hope this state of things may long continue, and as a certain consequence our county taxes will be much lightened. They, together with the state and school tax, are at present, almost insufferable.
The “Wyoming Republican and Herald” published in Kingston, has changed hands and it is said will also change sides. It is to be conducted hereafter by Miner BLACKMAN.
The channel of the river is almost entirely filled with ice at this place, and for many miles above, it is piled up in wild confusion, to such a height as to create some apprehension for the safety of property along the banks, in case of a sudden increase of water.
Singular and Distressing Event – [Extract of a letter to a member of Congress, dated Troy, Monday Morning, Jan. 2, 1837] The lower part of our city has become a modern Pompeii. Last evening at 7 o’clock, the hill at the lower part of the city slid down, covering up houses, barns, &c., with men, women and children in them. It has covered up everything half way to the river, passing sixth, fifth and fourth streets to third street. Never was there a greater consternation. The whole city is alive, and on the spot, with thousands from other places, digging out the dead. They have found eight dead bodies and 10 horses. It is impossible to say how many lives are lost. (See article for more information)
Governor of Pennsylvania is Joseph RITNER.
House of Representatives Thursday Jan. 5th:
Mr. STARK, petitions from citizens of Luzerne county, praying for aid to a bridge at Tunkhannock.
Mr. W. C. REYNOLDS, petitions to erect of a new county out of parts of Luzerne and
Susquehanna counties; one that the remainer of the North Branch division of the Pennsylvania canal may be put under contract.
Mr. A. DIMOCK, petitions for the examination and survey of the proposed Tunkhannock and
Binghamton rail road; four against any division of said county; two for the incorporation of a band at Montrose; two for imposing a tax of one dollar on all dogs in said county, for school purposes.
Mr. YEARICK, petition from Peter STRAH on stating that he is poor, and that his family has been increased by three sons at a birth who are all living and doing well and praying for relief.
Mr. E. O. JACKSON, petitions from William STAHL and one from John SNYDER, for compensation for injury done by the construction of the public works; two for the repeal of the act abolishing imprisonment for small debts and one from the citizens of Berwick, for the sale of certain street and highways in said borough, the proceeds to be applied to school purposes.
Died Departed this life on Friday evening, the third ult, Mrs. Hannah, consort of John S. MADDIN, in Plymouth in the 38th year of her age. She was a native of Union township in this county, and a daughter of the late John T. MILLER, Esq., of that place. Her remains with those of her first born infant, were yesterday committed to the silent tomb. (Plymouth, Jan. 3rd)
Marble Manufacturing at Honesdale Silas STEVENS
List of letters remaining in the Nicholson PO, Dec. 31st:
Nathan B. FOOOT
John B. GRITMAN
Justin M. LEE
E. S. ROBERTS
N. BACON, P. M.
List of letters remaining at the Pittston Ferry PO, Jan. 1st:
A. BIRD, P. M.
Canal Letting Sealed Proposals will be received at the Engineer’s Office in Towanda, Bradford Co. on January 26th, for construction on the Tioga Line North Branch Division of the Pennsylvania Canal. William KEELER, Superintendent, North Branch Extension.
18 Jan. 1840
Petitions to State Senate and House of Representatives.
A new township out of parts of Blakely and Providence, has been formed in this county to be called Jefferson. A very good name.
The Avalanche at Troy, New York We have seen an extract from a Troy paper, confirming the intelligence of the singular phenomenon contained in the letter published in our last.
There will be a Quarterly meeting at this place on Saturday and Sunday next, in the Meeting House on the Public Square.
Died In Kingston, on the 14th inst., Lazarus, only son of the late James STUART, of Hanover.
The semi annual meeting of the Presbytery of Susquehanna will be held at the Chapel at New Troy (Kingston) on Thursday, Feb. 2nd.
Tavern Stand For Rent The subscriber has recently build a convenient and pleasantly situated house at the Village of Mahoopany, which he wishes to rent as a Tavern Stand or Tavern and Grocery Store, for which use it is well calculated. Said house has never been occupied, and is within three fourths of a mile, of the contemplated canal, and will overlook a considerable distance of it. Daniel EMORY.
25 Jan. 1837
Public Meeting for the Repeal of the Coal Duty to be held at the house of Geo. KOCHER Jr., in Wilkesbarre during Court Week.
Appointments by the Post Master General Seth L. KEENEY, Esq., to be P. M. at the new Post Office to be called ‘North Flat’ in this county.
The Snow Storm On Saturday and Sunday last this section of the country was visited by a snow storm which has rendered the roads for a time nearly impassable note on the mails arrived on Sunday evening and only the Harrisburg mail on Monday evening. Our enterprising citizens are however now in all directions breaking thro’ the snow drifts and the roads will no doubt soon be in fine order.
Married On Saturday evening, the 15th inst., in Greenfield, in Luz. co., by Rev. A. M’REYNOLDS, Emery MAPES, merchant of Dundaff, to Miss Zore M. SEVRANCE, of the former place.
Married In Plymouth township, on Wednesday evening, the 28th ult by Rev. M. PEARCE, Jameson HUNLOCK of Kingston to Miss Maria ROYALL, of the former place.
Married On Sunday evening, the 15th inst., at Sugarloaf, by the Rev. Jeremiah SHINGLE, Wm. BREWER to Miss Mary JEFFERSON.
Died On Friday the 20th inst., at the residence of her son, Steuben BUTLER, Esq., in this place, Mrs. BUTLER, at an advanced age.
To The Public And to my creditors in particular I Hereby give notice that I leave home this morning for a few weeks, and should I be detained longer than I now expect I hope this notice will save the scurrilous, and some whom I had reason to expect were my friends the trouble they hereto fore took of reporting that I had run away. I trust this notice will be received as a sufficient apology, and save me at least the unpleasant feelings occasioned me by the reports alluded to. I will endeavor in some way, to give notice of my return. Daniel STERLING, Braintrim.
Bargains F. VANFLEET still carries on business at his old stand on Market St., Wilkesbarre.
Orphan’s Court has appointed the following auditors:
Estate of Manuel TURNER, Volney L. MAXWELL, Auditor
Estate of John STEPHENS, late of Tunkhannock township, V. L. MAXWELL, Auditor
1 Feb. 1837
Pennsylvania Legislature On the 18th , bill for relief of Peter KEPLER, Hiram HITCHCOCK and others from Luzerne County.
The Wyoming debating society will meet in the upper room of the Academy on Thursday evening next.
Married In Clifford, on Monday the 23rd inst., by Dilton YARRINGTON, Esq., Elijah ELEVENDORFF to Miss Jane YARNS, of Greenfield.
$5 Reward for a small pocket book lost in the Borough of Wilkesbarre on the 27th Jan., containing Six 5 Dollar Bills and 2 small Notes of Hand. John MITCHELL
Stray Steer came into the premises of Thomas CONNELLY, Shickshinney, Union Township, on the 1st day of October last. The owner is desired to prove property, pay charges and take him away, otherwise he will be disposed of according to law.
Dissolution of Partnership in the Tavern and Mercantile Business of Louis GROSHOLZ and Co. by mutual consent on 19th December last. F. P. HOFFMAN and Louis GROSCHOLZ.
Notice Whereas an individual by the name of John LITTLE has applied for the benefit of the insolvent laws, be it known that my name is John W. LITTLE, and I have not applied for the benefit. Kingston.
8 Feb. 1837
For Sale A large Iron Screw Press. It has been used for a Tobacco Press but might be applied to various other purposes, requiring a thorough pressure. Valentine PABSTMAN.
Frosted Feet Valuable Recipe. Mr. A. BRONSON, from Meadville, Pa., says from fifteen years experience, he finds that Indian meal poultice, covered over with young hyson tea, softened with hot water, and laid over burns and frozen flesh, as hot as can be borne, will relieve the pain, in five minutes. If blisters had not arisen before, they will not after it is put on, and that one poultice is generally sufficient to effect a cure.
Public Meeting in pursuance of a request of citizens of the state of New York, for the completion of the public works in the two states, was held at the house of Col. J. J. DENNIS on Jan. 24th. George M. HOLLENBACK was called to the Chair and John SMITH appointed secretary. On motion, Isaac S. OSTERHOUT, B. A. BIDLACK and Daniel COLLINGS, were appointed a committee to report proceedings.
Railroad Meeting was held at the house of George KOCHER, jr., in the Borough of Wilkesbarre, on Feb. 3rd. Gen. William ROSS was chosen President; Hezekiah PARSONS, Esq., Vice President and Volney L. MAXWELL, Secretary. A verbal report was given by Mr. CONYNGHAM, on what had been done by the legislature towards the passage of a law requiring the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company to construct a railroad from the Borough of Wilkesbarre to the Lehigh, near the mouth of WRIGHT’S Creek.
Mail Deprecator Convicted and Punished. At a stated session of the U. S. District Court, held at Albany, N. Y. on the 18th inst., Simene C. PARKS, formerly assistant postmaster at Sherman, Chatauque county, N. Y. was sentenced to ten years imprisonment, at hard labor, in the Aubern Penitentiary for embezzling and destroying a letter; and stealing therefrom a certificate of deposit to the value of $85. Within the last twenty months, nine other persons have been convicted and sentenced, including: W. DUTCHER, formerly postmaster, Milford, Pa. and William WALTERS, Erie, Pa.
Married In this Borough on the 28th ult. by Rev. FOX, Amos OSBORNE to Miss Rachel EDWARDS.
Married On the 29th ult, by Rev. FOX, Richard HALLSTEAD to Miss Ann Maria LUTES, all of Whites Haven.
Married In Nescopeck township, on the 18th ult, by John BRIGGS, Esq., James WOOERT to Miss Elizabeth SANTEE, all of Union township.
Notice A missionary Sermon will be preached in the Methodist Chapel on Sunday evening next. The object & efforts of the Missionary society, founded upon the principles & claims of revelation, will be contrasted with the infidel pretensions and objections of the day. R. FOX, Wilkesbarre.
Notice The Subscriber hereby cautions the public against buying a certain note of hand, for the sum of sixty-seven dollars and ninety one cents, dated Nov. 9th, 1836, payable to John CARY, of Blakeley and signed by me. As the note was given for land that proved to have been encumbered with previous claims, he therefore refuses to pay said note, or any part of it. Samuel DECKER, Blakeley.
Real Estate Sale Several tracts of land listed being part of the estate of Abiel FELLOWS, late of Khalamazoo County, in Michigan Territory, and recently of Huntington, Luzerne County, Pa., deceased, will be held March 27th at 10 o’clock. Nathaniel GOSS, Administrator.
Weaving Business of Coverlets and Carpets by Charles HAUSER, Wilkes Barre.
Insolvent debtor Nathan DODSON
15 Feb. 1837
Rail Road Convention was held on Feb. 1st, of people of Susquehanna and Luzerne and from Binghamton, N. Y., at Montrose.
The House of Representatives last week, granted a pension to Benjamin GUNNETT, widower of Deborah GUNNETT, a soldier of the Revolution. The maiden name of the soldier was SAMPSON. She was born in Massachusetts and entered under the name of Robert SHURTLEFF. She served three years till the close of the war, when she was honorably discharged. She was in many engagements and was badly wounded by a musket ball, which was never extracted and the effects of which she felt through life. Her sex was never divulged nor discovered, while she was in service. She drew a pension from the government till the year 18277, when she died.
Shocking Accident Two men were killed on Wednesday last, by the explosion of a sand blast, at the Summit mine. We understand this accident was occasioned by the inexperience of those engaged in blasting. The names of the men killed are Charles TONER and Francis MUNDY.
Frozen To Death Casper HOFACKER, of Upper Elspy, Germany, was found frozen to death on Monday the 23rd ult, in an open wood, about 3 miles from Laurel run, in this county. It is supposed that he mistook a timber road that led to the woods for the road to Whites Haven, to which place he had started to go the Saturday previous to his being found.
Estate of James HARDING, deceased, requests all persons interested to come to Court on the first Monday of April at 10 o’clock, to accept or refuse the Estate as shares of proportions thereof, and also notice is given to Charles HARDING, residing in Ohio.
Married In this Borough on Sunday last by Rev. FOX, Joseph EVERETT to Miss Susan CARKUFF.
Died In this borough, on Saturday last, Mrs. TAYLOR, wife of James TAYLOR.
Managers of the Wilkesbarre Bridge company have this day declared a dividend of two dollars on each share of stock of the said company which will be paid to the stockholders or their legal representatives at any time after the sixteenth day of March next. A. O. CHAHOON, Treasurer.
Lost Between H. ANHAUSERS store and Dr. MINER’S, a pair of heavy frame silver Spectacles, with old fashioned slides, for which a liberal reward will be given. A. P. BROWER.
22 Feb. 1837
Simple Cure For Rheumatism Boil a small pot full of potatoes & bathe the part affected with the water in which the potatoes are boiled, as hot as can be applied, immediately before getting into bed. The pail will be removed, or at least, greatly alleviated by next morning. The most obstinate rheumatic pains are known to have been cured by one application of this novel and simple remedy.
Pike County Reform Meeting was held Jan. 25th at the courthouse in Milford.
Pennsylvania Legislature Local Appropriations Tunkhannock Bridge $10,000
Married In this borough, on Thursday evening last, Benjamin REYNOLDS, Esq. of Plymouth, to Mrs. Olivie PORTER.
Married By the Rev. FOX, William PETTIT to Miss Julianna BEISEL, both of Mauch Chunk (no date listed)
Vendue to be sold March 8th, at the house of the subscriber, near the tan yard of William BOWMAN, a few rods above the borough of Wilkesbarre, various articles of household furniture and farming utensils. Terms 2 months credit with approved notes. William BOWDEN
Easton and Wilkesbarre Turnpike Dividend On the 6th inst., a Dividend of One Dollar on each share of capital stock of said company. S. BUTLER, Treasurer
A stock of goods to be sold at auction on the 25th inst. The sale will take place at the Store House belonging to Henry CADY, near the tavern formerly kept by Doct. CHRISTELL, in the Borough of Wilkesbarre. F. P. HUFFMAN.
To Rent The subscriber wishes to obtain a good tenant for the CONRAD Property, situated in Pittston. It is a suitable stand for a Tavern and Store. John P. BABB, Wilkesbarre.
For Sale 2 or 3 small Lots in the new township of Jefferson, containing about 35 acres each, in the warrantee names of Enoch ROBERTS and Edward ROBERTS.
1 March 1837
Voice of Wyoming a large and respectable meeting of citizens from the several township of Luzerne County, convened at the house of William ALEXANDER on Feb. 25th. The meeting was an interest in the proposed connexion of the Susquehanna River and the Pennsylvania Canal with improvements of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company on the Lehigh River by a Rail Road.
Bigamy A court held in Livingston county, N. Y., two weeks since, John HUNTER was sentenced to a state prison for three years, for bigamy. The prisoner was charged with having four wives now living which charge he confessed to be true to the letter. Sentenced to nine months imprisonment for each wife.
Appointment by the Governor James PIKE, of Northmoreland; and Peter GORSE_IUS, of Falls, to be Justices of the Peace.
Married In this borough, on the 21st inst., by Rev. M. FITZ SIMMONS, John LAWLER to Miss F_o_inda BERMINGHAM, all of this borough.
Insolvent debtor William W. GITT, Patrb K. KELLEY and Michael CAULLEY
8 March 1837 [not on microfilm]
Married In Bucks township, Luzerne County on Thursday the 2nd of March inst., by Richard DRINKER, Esq., Dr. Wm. J. ROGERS of Plainfield township, Northampton County to Miss Ann Elizabeth, daughter of Charles L. TERWILLIGER Esq., of the former place.
15 March 1837
Appointments of Postmasters in Luzerne Co:
Andrew R. BACON, Pittston
Bradley WAKEMAN, Skinner’s Eddy
Benjamin M. ST JOHN, White Haven
William KOONS, Harveyville
Drowned Edmund S. ARMSTRONG; printer, a native of Pennsylvania, and formerly of this city, was accidentally drowned off the steamboat Gen. Gaines recently on the Ohio.
O. DONLEVY, Surgeon Dentist will be at Mr. ALEXANDER’S Hotel for a few weeks. All operations on the teeth executed, and artificial teeth inserted, in a satisfactory manner or no charge made. Wilkesbarre.
Cash Public Vendue will be held on the 25th March at the house of Lewis F. WEIDNER, next house to LANDON’S Hotel, formerly occupied by G. P. STEEL.
Public Sale to be held on April 1st for land situated in the township of Salem, bounded by James LOCKERT, Charles HOLLOWAY, main road and James CAMPBELL, containing 60 acres. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Andrew KROUSE against John & William HICKS.
Notice In pursuance of the act of 16 June 1836, John WINN and Benjamin H. FINCH hath filed a claim in the court of common pleas against Philander STEPHENS and Stephen BOLLES, for the sum of $65 for work and labor done as carpenters, to wit upon the credit of and in erecting and constructing a certain stable or building, thirty by fifty feet upon the ground and one story high, situated in the township of Blakely, and upon the premises or land now in possession of Joseph TRAVIS and lately in that of Matthias OLMSTEAD. And whereas, it is alleged that the said sum still remains due and unpaid to the said WINN and FINCH Now, in obedience to the 18th section of said act, this is to make known to all other persons interested, that they be and appear before the Judge of said court at a court of common pleas to be held at Wilkesbarre, on the 3rd day of April next to show if anything they know or have to say, why the said sume of sixty five dollars should not be levied of said building, to the use of said John WILL and Benjamin H. FINCH, according to the form and effect of the act of Assembly in such case made and provided, if to them it shall seem expedient. T. MYERS, Sheriff.
Estate of Christopher KLINTOB, of Salem township, deceased requests payments and claims. John and Philip KLINTOB, executors.
Divorce Court of Common Pleas, Diadema HIX, by her next friend William ROOT, vs Edward G. HIX. Whereas, upon the libel of your wife, a subpoena issued out of the court, returned to the term of November last past, it was duly proved that you could not be found in said county, and thereupon an alias subpoena was issued, upon the return thereof it was duly proved that you could not be in said county; you are therefore required to appear before the Judges of the court on the first Monday of April next, to answer the said complaint or libel.
Divorce Court of Common Pleas, Lavina HECOX, vs Edward HEACOCK. Whereas, upon the libel of your wife, a subpoena issued out of the court, returned to the term of November last past, it was duly proved that you could not be found in said county, and thereupon an alias subpoena was issued, upon the return thereof it was duly proved that you could not be in said county; you are therefore required to appear before the Judges of the court on the first Monday of April next, to answer the said complaint or libel.
Insolvent debtors Isaac VAUGHN, Frederick NEISELL and Joseph STEVENS
Common School State Appropriations due on 1st Monday of June, 1837.
Sheriff’s Sales to be held April 1st:
1) Land in the township of Wilkes Barre, bounded by James STARK, John STARK and main road, containing about 17 acres. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of James STARK to the use of Thomas HESS, against John BOGART and Henry HAY
2) Land in the township of Providence, bounded by Henry HEERMANS, Daniel SEAVER, N. COTTRILL and James Griffin, containing about 8 acres, with a dwelling house, one Cabinet makers shop and out houses. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Wm. H. COTTRIL against Alvan DANA
3) Land in the township of Fairmount, bounded by SEWARD and BUCK, known by the name of Gad STEWARD’S old tavern stand, containing about 25 acres. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of John BRENDLINGER against John KOONS.
4) Land in the township of Tunkhannock (village of Tunkhannock), bounded by Theron MARCY, P. M. OSTERHOUT, Wilkesbarre and Bridgewater turnpike, containing about Ω acre, having a large tavern house thereon. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of John LOWRY against John MONTANYE.
5) Land in the township of Windham, bounded by Amasa DE WOLF, Mahoopany creek, J. MILES, heirs of E. BOWMAN, N. BEACH and Joseph LOTT, containing about 400 acres. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Andrew L. KING against Anson MARTIN.
6) Land in the township of Huntington, bounded by John KOONS, Amos FORBES, Luther TRESCOTT, Jonah ROGERS, containing about 40 acres. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of John TURNER against Sears SHAY and Samuel KESTER.
7) Land in the township of Kingston, bounded by Isaac SHOEMAKER, Jacob SHOEMAKER, Samuel RAUB and Joseph OAR, containing 10 acres, the improvements are a grist mill, fulling mil and dwelling house. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of James JENKINS and CO. against Charles M. SHOEMAKER.
8) Land in the township of Carbondale, bounded by John COYLE, being on street no. 6, containing about º acre. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Patrick VINCENT against John MURPHY.
9) Land in the borough of Wilkesbarre, beginning at a corner of lot #2 in the diagram of the partition of the estate of Jonathan HANCOCK, deceased on Union Street, Jeremiah SMITH and estate of Jonathan HANCOCK, containing 35 perches. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to the use of Mary, widow of Jonathan HANCOCK, against Gilbert BARNES.
10) Land in the township of Greenfield, bounded by John WETHERBEE, Benjamin SLOCUM 2nd, heirs of Isaac TRIPP and others, containing about 200 acres, about 100 of which is under improvement. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of S. SYBERT, S. SAYLOR and John FASSETT, Commissioners of Luzerne county against Ebenezer SLOCUM.
11) Land in the borough of Wilkesbarre, beginning at the corner of Main & Union street bounded by Jonathan HANCOCK, deceased, containing forty perches, as by a diagram #2 in the partition of the estate of Jonathan HANCOCK, dec’d. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to the use of Frederick HANCOCK against Gilbert BARNES.
12) Land in the township of Pittston, beginning at the westerly corner of a tract of land surveyed in the name of David MOORE, being part thereof bounded by lands surveyed to John CALDWELL and certified line of Pittston, containing 182 acres. Also four other tracts of land in the same township, in the warrantee names of David HUSBEY, Charles HALL, Jasper EWING and Paul BALDY, containing about 1804 acres, situate on Spring brook. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Henry COLT against John CONRAD trustee of Michael CONRAD.
13) Land in the township of Blakeley, bounded by Carbondale and Blakeley turnpike road, Isaac LONDON and William H. COTRILL, containing about 50 acres. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of E. B. and James MOTT against Allen SECOR.
14) Lot #29 in second division of lots in the township of Newport, containing about 100 acres. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Richard D. WOOD and Wm. L. ABBOTT against George ESPY.
15) Land in the township of Nescopeck, bounded by George CAMPBELL, Even OWEN, sen, John HORNER, MC NEAL and BEACH, containing 68 acres, it being part of 268 acres which the commonwealth of Pennsylvania by patent under the great seal, bearing the date the seventeenth day of September, one thousand seven hundred and ninety five, and enrolled in the rolls office in patent book, no. 26, page 292, granted and conveyed to Evan OWENS & c., upon which is a gristmill and other improvements. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Christian STOUT against Ashbel B. and William H. WILSON.
16) Land in the township of Wilkesbarre, known as lots 21 and 20 in the 3rd division, bounded by main road, William ROSS, Elisha BLACKMAN sen’r, containing 84 acres. Also another tract being parts of said lots number 21 and 22, bounded by bald ridge (the highest ridge), township line, containing 273 acres. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Chancellor L. HARRINGTON to the use of W. L. BOWMAN and Thomas W. MINER against Naphtali HURLBUT and Avery HURLBUT and Lyman HURLBUT.
17) Land in the township of Kingston, being lot #4 in the fourth division of lots in township, containing 161 acres. Said tract was conveyed to Jacob HOLGATE and Wm. HICKS, Feb. 26, 1818 by Garrick MALLERY. Also a parcel of land being part of lot #3 in the mountain tier of the fourth division, containing 90 acres. Also a parcel of land being part of lot #13 in the third division, bounded by Adam SHAFER, about 22 acres reserving to the heirs and assignees of said Adam SHAFER the half of a coal bed and the privileges of using & conveying the water to the oil mill as it was conveyed in 1817; The two last above described pieces of land were conveyed to said Jacob HOLGATE and William HICKS the 29 November 1817 by Joseph SWETLAND and Clarissa his wife, excepting two small pieces of land with certain privileges conveyed to George W. LITTLE by said Jacob HOLGATE by deed recorded in Book 29 page 165 and now occupied by said George W. LITTLE, being the same more or less late the estate of Jasper HOLGATE, deceased and terre tenants. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of the Bank of Germantown against Reuben HOLGATE, executor of Jacob HOLGATE, deceased and Terre Tenants.
18) A certain barn situate upon a certain lot of land situated in Blakely township, bounded by John FERRIS, John BARBER and main road upon the east side of the river. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Anson H. WOOD against Isaac FERRIS.
19) Two certain pieces of land one being in the township of Tunkhannock, bounded by Samuel STARK, Tunkhannock creek, Joseph CAMP and lands of unknown, containing about 50 acres. The other piece in the township of Nicholson bounded by lands unknown, William DRIGGS, Nathan BACON, Esq., and Caleb ROBERTS, containing about 100 acres. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Ziba SMITH against Ebenezer CAMP and Gurdon CAMP.
20) Land in the Borough of Wilkesbarre, bounded by public square, David SCOTT, John MYERS, containing about 1/6 of an acre, with a tavern house, barn &c. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Thomas MYERS to the use of Thos. W. MINER against John D. SHAFER.
21) Land in the township of Nescopeck, bounded by Henry DOTE, Wm. ROSS, Andrew CROSS and Casper COPE, containing about 100 acres. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of John KOONS against Andrew MC CLURE.
22 March 1837
Military Notice is hereby given to the enrolled Militia of the 1st Battalion of the 116th Regiment, that an election will he held at the house of Lemuel CLARK, in the township of Abington on April 1st, to elect one Major for the battalion to supply the place of Major M. H. ATHERTON. Court of Appeal will be held on March 31st at the house of Widow OSTERHOUT in the township of Tunkhannock and at the house of Col. J. J. DENNIS, in the borough of Wilkesbarre. Miles AVERY, Inspector, 2nd Brigade, 8th Division P. M., Falls.
29 March 1837
The Ice Flood During the past week, considerable damage has been done to the low lands opposite to this place, by the damming of the ice in the channel of the river and overflowing the banks. The canal has been also, somewhat injured. The river is now in rafting order.
The Wyoming Coal Fields
Married At Hazleton on the 12th inst., by N. R. PENNROSE, Esq., George FORTNER, to Miss Jane SMITH, all of Nanticoke.
Married In Salem, on the 1st inst., by Rev. I. BAHL, Elijah STRAWBRIDGE, to Miss Catherine KISNER.
Died On Saturday the 17th inst., at his residence in this place, Elnathan WILSON, and aged and respectable citizen. Mr. WILSON was 75 years old the 2nd of February last.
Notice Rev. G. PECK will preach in the Methodist meeting house in this place, next Sabbath, at ten o’clock A. M. He will also deliver an Address on Education in the evening, in the same place. R. FOX, Wilkesbarre.
300 Cords of Bark The subscriber wishes to purchase at his Tannery, in the Borough of Wilkesbarre, 300 Cords of Bark for which the highest price will be paid. He will also Contract for any quantity of Bark to be delivered at any point on the Canal between Shickshinny and the Lackawanna. Wm. L. BOWMAN.
Public Vendue on April 18th, next to the dwelling house and premises of Dr. Charles STREATER, in the township of Hanover: Tables, sideboards, chairs, beds and bedding, carpets, bureaus, horses, cows, sheep, hogs, several hives of bees, pleasure carriage, sulkey wagon plough, harrows. The furniture and other kinds of property are all of the best quality, being only disposed of by the owner, because he is about to remove to the westward.
5 April 1837
Appointment by the Post Master general:
John BEST, to be Post Master at Danville, in place of Dr. David PETRIKIN, resigned
Isaiah BAHL, to be Post Master, Berwick, in place of Robert M’CURDY, Esq., resigned
Bernard RUPERT, to be Post Master at Bloomsburg, in place of John BARTON, Esq., resigned
Important Bill Section 2, appropriates $500,000 towards the completion of the canal along the north branch of the Susquehanna river. Section 4, appropriates $12,000 for the survey of a rail road line from Nanticoke pool commencing on the western side of the river by the way of Tunkhannock to that of the Susquehanna river in direction of the New York state line. Also a survey and report to the legislature at its next session what additional works are necessary to give to owners of coal on the west side of the North Branch between the Nanticoke dam and the mouth of Lackawanna a convenient access of the State canal. Section 13, the subscription authorised by this act for the company to build a bridge across the North Branch at Tunkhannock shall if accepted by said company be on express condition that the said company shall allow any company which may hereafter construct a rail road from Nanticoke pool to Tunkhannock to lay rails on the said bridge.
Married At Hazleton, on the 12th inst., by N. R. PENROSE, Esq., Geo. FORTNER to Miss Jane SMITH of Nescopeck.
Married In Salem, on the 23rd inst., by the Rev. I. BAHL, Elijah SPRAWBRIDGE to Miss Catherine KISNER.
Rev. J. MC KIM, of Honesdale, will preach in St. Stephens’ Church, Wilkesbarre, next Sunday, April 9th in the morning and evening.
Horses To Let and Building Lots For Sale John LAWLER.
Wanted An experienced and steady Miller, that can give good references as to character. Apply to W. B. MONEYPENNY, Eaton.
Dissolution of Partnership By mutual consent on March 28th, E. TAYLOR and W. WILSON.
Notice Whereas my wife, Amanda has left my bed and board without any just cause or provocation, this is to forbid all persons trusting her on my account, as I shall pay no debts of her contracting after this date. John WALTERS, Falls, April 3rd.
List of letters remaining at the Pittston Ferry PO, April 1st:
Rev. William REDDY
Abram BIRD, P. M.
List of letters remaining in the Wilkesbarre PO, April 1st:
Miss Eunice ADGATE
Aaron BRADSHAW, jr.
Patrick O. DONALD
Ge. W. EMSWILEE
Mrs. Charlotte FOSTER
Simeon H. HART
William S. JONES
L. W. LYNDE
M. T. LORAN
R. M. MC DONALS
B. G. ROOTS
George U. STACKHOUSE
Miss Elizabeth STARK
Squire or Catherine WEDGE
John F. WILLIAMS
J. B. D. A. Green Mountain
Daniel COLLINS, P. M.
Estate of Miner LOTT, late of Windham township, deceased, requests payments and claims. Richard LOTT, Admin., Windham.
List of letters remaining at the Tunkhannock PO, April 1st:
Miss J. J. MAXWELL
Miss PHEE DICKSON
Isaac O. SMITH
William S. JAYNE
Adam WILSON Jun.
John B. MANN
Sam’l STARK, P. M.
List of letters remaining at the Pittston PO, April 1st:
Miss Susan BROWN
Messrs. L. V. & J. B. READ
Crandle WILCOX 3rd
Miss Mary KNAPP
A. R. BACON, P. M.
Orphan’s Court Sale to be held on April 9th for the following tracts of land:
1) An undivided fourth part of the tract called Derry, on a branch of Black creek, in Sugarloaf township, formerly Northampton or Northumberland county, bounded by Mary KUNKLE, in the warrantee and patentee name of John KUNKLE, containing 442 acres.
2) One equal undivided fourth part of a tract of land in the township of Sugarloaf, in the warrantee name of John KUNKLE, bounded by the warrantee names of Christian KUNKLE and Mary KUNKLE and lands unknown, containing 69 acres.
3) One equal undivided fourth part of land in the township of Sugarloaf, in the warrantee name of John KUNKLE, containing 402 acres.
Late the estate of Jessey TRUMP JR., deceased, Attendance given by the Administrator.
12 April 1837
New Publisher Samuel P. COLLINS
The proprietor of the establishment of the Republican Farmer being unable to devote to the publication of the paper, that attention which its increasing patronage and extensive circulation demand, and expecting to be absent a portion of the summer, has placed it in the hands of Samuel P. COLLINS, who will, it is expected, spare no pains to make it both interesting and useful. It will continue to be the “Republican Farmer and Democratic Journal” both in name and in character.
Fatal Affair We learn from several sources, that one day last week on the Catawissa rail road, at a hustling match, an affray took place between a constable and several Irishmen. It appeared that the constable attempted to arrest one of them, when they knocked him down; he however made his escape, hastened home, and collected a small party from a military company, of which he was captain, and returned to take the offenders. A large party of Irishmen met him and his company on the road he stepped up to the man he was in search of, but was knocked down again he raised his head and gave the word “fire;” they discharged their pieces, and killed three and wounded five or six others; the remainder fled. [No names listed] (Berwick Argus)
Insolvent debtors John J. SAYRES and John EVANS
One Half Cent Reward Ran away from the subscriber on the 19th of March last, an indented apprentice, named Elias BRACE. Whosoever will return said runaway, shall receive the above reward, but no charges. All persons are hereby forbidden to harbor, trust or deal with said runaway in any manner or form whatsoever, under the penalty of the law. D. B. ROGERS, Northmoreland.
List of letters remaining in the White’s Haven PO, April 1st:
David P. RICHARDS
Henry Nuly GILEBRT [GILBER?] & CO.
B. M. ST JOHN, P. M.
19 April 1837
A corps of Engineers attached to the Mauch Chunk Company’s works, arrived in this Borough on Sunday evening. They have commenced surveying the route of the proposed Rail Road from this place to the mouth of Wrights Creek, for which a charter was granted the company by the last Legislature.
Considerable excitement prevailed in this community, in January last, in consequence of the sudden and mysterious disappearance of a man by the name of Stephen HAYNES. Many suspected that foul play was used in his abduction; others that he had strayed away. A negro with whom he had some difficulty was apprehended and examined. Nothing was however elicited tending to inculpate him, except some threat which were not sustained by other circumstances sufficient to cause his detention. He was, therefore, discharged. A few days since a scalp lock was found in the neighbourhood of the negro’s dwelling, which was identified by the wife of HAYNES, as strongly resembling in colour her husbands hair, also a piece of the pantaloons last worn by him. Public excitement which had slumbered after the negro’s discharge, was again aroused; he was taken into custody, and the additional circumstances which have transpired were considered by the magistrate before whom he was examined, sufficiently strong to warrant a committal to prison. We under stand that search is making for HAYNES’ body but thus far without success.
Appointments by the Postmaster General:
William KOONS, to be Postmaster at Harveysville, in place of Benjamin HARVEY removed
W. C. HAGAMAN, to be Postmaster at Trucksville, in place of Jacob RRICE, removed
Brigade Orders for the Militia and Volunteers of the 2nd Brigade 8th Division will parade for training as several place from the 9th to the 31st. Miles AVERY, Inspector, 2nd Brig. 8th Divs. P. M.
Notice to Bridge Builders The commissioners of Luzerne County will attend to receive proposals for building new bridges at:
Spring Brook, near Benjamin KNAPPS in Pittston on the 4th May, said bridge to be built after the plan of the canal road bridges
Tunkhannock on the 5th May, for building a bridge across Tunkhannock creek at the place where the old bridge stood; said bridge to be built after the plan of the one carried away by the ice.
The said bridges will be let to the lowest bidder that will give approved security for the faithful performance of the work.
Attorneys At Law & Partners In Practice G. W. WOODWARD & A. T. M’CLINTOCK [MCCLINTOCK?], will attend to the business of their profession in the counties of Luzerne, Susquehanna, Wayne, Pike and Monroe, and may at all timed be consulted at their office in Franklin street, Wilkes-barre, formerly the office of G. MALLERY, Esq.
26 April 1837
A cold north east wind for many days past, was followed on Sunday morning, by a steady and constant fall of snow, which continued all day. Although the air was piercingly cold, yet the snow melted nearly as fast as it came down, and did not attain any considerable depth. The same quantity in winter, with the roads in a favorable condition, would have made good sleighing. The surrounding hills still wear a portion of their white mantle, and look winterish. We hope this may be the last visit of the congealed element with which we shall be “blessed” this season.
Farm for Sale, on which the subscriber now lives, contains about 50 acres, about 12 acres of which are under good improvement, one frame dwelling house, a frame barn and out houses.
The farm is well timbered and watered. It being near the immediate vicinity of the pleasant and thriving village of Buttermilk Falls, on the Bank of the Susquehanna River. Solomon CORYELL.
3 May 1837
An act for the protection and preservation of the Rights and Property of married women was presented in the state of New York.
The North Branch Division of the Pennsylvania canal is now in good navigable order. Boats ply daily between this place and Northumberland. No further difficulty is apprehended this season from the breach in the Nanticoke dam.
Died Departed this life on Saturday evening last, after a severe illness of three weeks, which she bore with great resignation and fortitude, Mrs. Elizabeth EMLY, in the 22nd year of her age, consort of Mr. A.H. EMLY, of this place, leaving a disconsolate husband and numerous circle of relatives and friends to lament her early departure to “that borne from which no traveler returns.”
10 May 1837
List of Delegates elected to the Convention to revise the Constitution of Pennsylvania, including:
Columbia and Schuylkill: George SMITH
Luzerne, Monroe, Wayne & Pike: Geo. W. WOODWARD
Lycoming, Centre and Northumberland: Robt. FLEMING
Bradford and Susquehanna: Almon H. READ
Bradford: Nathaniel CLAPP
Columbia: Ezra S. HOYHURST
Luzerne: Wm. SWETLAND and Andrew BEDFORD
Lycoming and Clearfield: John A. GAMBLE and Thomas TAGGART
Northumberland: Wm. GEARHART
Northampton and Monroe: James M. PORTER, Wm. OVERFIELD and James KENNEDY
Susquehanna: Jabez HYDE
Tioga and Potter: R. G. WHITE
Wayne and Pike: Virgil GRENEL
Married Another Editor Gone! On Thursday last, by the Rev. J. SANKS, John F. WILBUR to Miss Helen DAVIS, all of Berwick, Columbia County.
Orphan’s Court Sale to be held on the first day of July, at three o’clock, for land in the township of Nicholson, bounded by John WELLS, William SWEET, Thomas MERREDITH and Philip DANN, containing about 50 acres, late the estate of Daniel WEED, deceased. Terms of sale, one third to be paid down, one third in two years and one third in four years, with interest annually, to be secured by bond and mortgage. Attendance given by William SMITH, guardian of the heirs.
Caution All persons are hereby forewarned not to purchase a certain note of hand, given to Lewis RINEHART, dated Dec. 13, 1836 for nineteen dollars, payable the first day of May, 1837. As said note was obtained by fraud, and for which no value has been received; I am therefore determined never to pay the same or any part thereof unless compelled by law. James WEED, Falls.
Estate of Richard GRAVES, late of Windham township, deceased, request payments and claims. Hiram GRAVES, Executor.
Administrator’s Notice John DODSON has been appointed administrator of Wm. BROUDON, dec’d, late of Huntington township, and requests claims and payments.
17 May 1837
A most unfortunate accident occurred a short distance below the Nanticoke dam, on Thursday last. A boat loaded with merchandise for the merchants of this place, in attempting to pass a large breach in the canal, was drawn into it by the current, and wrecked. Fortunately, before the boat had entirely passed out of the canal, it struck a rock and remained fast, or it would have plunged into the river, sunk and been a total loss. As it was, the water made a clean sweep over it, destroying a large amount of the groceries and damaging seriously all its contents. The horses, of which there were six attached to the boat and driver ran a narrow resque of drowning and were only saved by promptly cutting the tow rope. The loss in merchandise is estimated at between 1500 and 2000 dollars.
The melancholy news of the death of our late estimable friend and fellow citizen Thomas H. MORGAN, will be found in the following extract from a letter written by an intimate friend of Mr. MORGANS family, to an individual of this place. We deeply deplore the irreparable bereavement of the family in the loss of a kind and affectionate husband, a tender and prudent father; and we mingle out sincere regret, in common with the people of his acquaintance in Wilkes-Barre, in the pain we feel at the loss of a generous and kind hearted friend, and an honorable and public spirited man.
Bethlehem, May 14, 1837
Dear Sir: It is with feelings of deepest sorrow that I have to inform you of the death of our mutual friend Mr. MORGAN. He departed this life this morning at 3 o’clock, after an illness of about twelve days. I need not describe the feelings which pervade the whole family, you can easily imagine them.
Extract of a Letter dated Tunkhannock, May 15, 1837
Dear Sir: On Friday the 5th inst. between 5 and 6 o’clock, our village was visited by a hurricane of no ordinary magnitude. A few moments before it reached this place, an unusual appearance was described in the west, ominous of an impending storm and apprehensions were entertained that our village would be reduced to ruins. A result less disastrous, however, ensued; and although some injury has been sustained, the destruction was far less than was apprehended on the approach of the storm.
The Tornado having injured some buildings in Eaton, crossed the Susquehanna about two miles above this place, and in its passage from the river to this village two barns were considerable, and some other buildings slightly injured. In this village, the Presbyterian meeting house was moved about five feet from its foundation, and otherwise considerably injured. The Methodist meeting house, in an unfinished state, had part of the roof torn off; and a frame for a dwelling house partly enclosed, was entirely torn down. Some other buildings were injured, but to no great extent.
Its passage thro’ this place was nearly from west to east, but on leaving, it bore to the south, and passed out of this township in a southeast direction.
Our village for a few moments was enveloped in almost total darkness, by the air being filled with dust and vapor. Fortunately no lives were lost, and no bodily injury occurred to any person or animals. In some places the width of the tornado may have been forty rods, but in others it was less than twenty.
The damage to the Presbyterian meeting house is estimated at three hundred dollars, and probably surpasses in amount all the other damage in this village. Yours, &c.
24 May 1837
Our thanks are due to Messrs. SWETLAND, BEDFORD and WOODWARD, of the Convention, for valuable public documents.
Married In Dundaff, Susquehanna county, on Wednesday last (17th inst.) by the Rev. MC REYNOLDS, Almon F. DOLPH, of Carbondale, Luzerne county, to Miss Saphronia M. JOSLIN, of the former place.
Wool Carding and Cloth Dressing, heretofore occupied by Samuel SHOEMAKER and others, half a mile west of New Troy corners. Isaac C. SHOEMAKER, Shoemakers Mills.
Attention! The Volunteer Rifle Batalion, of the 2nd Brigade 8th Division, are hereby notified that they will meet for parade and inspection at the house of Samuel V. MYERS, in Windham, on Monday the 29th of May next, at 10 o’clock A. M. By order of Ira ROBINSON, Major.
31 May 1837 [Note paper gives the date as June 31 on p. 1)
“The silken tie that binds tow [two?] willing hearts.”
Married On Thursday the 25th inst., by the Rev. J. M. SNYDER, Isaac C. SHOEMAKER, to Miss Catharine Ann SHOEMAKER, both of Kingston township, Luz. county.
Married On Tuesday the 30th inst., by Rev. FOX, Charles L. JACKSON, of Braintrim, to Miss Sarah L. OLIVER, formerly of Bordentown, N. J.
The above notice was accompanied by a slice of wedding cake. In the midst of the consumation of their happiness they did not forget the poor printer, and we ardently hope that in the dispensation of life’s favors they may not be forgotten.
“In the midst of life we are in death.”
Died In Kingston township at the residence of his father, on Friday morning, the 26th inst., John ATHERHOLT, formerly proprietor of this paper, in the 26th year of his age.
Died At his residence in Pittston Township, on Friday the 26th inst., Capt. Jeremiah BLANCHARD at an advanced age.
Dr. Cornelius V. ROBINS, would respectfully inform the public, that he has located himself at the dwelling of Robert ROBINS, situate in the township, of Hanover, on the river road leading from Wilkesbarre to Berwick, and about one mile and a half above the Nanticoke dam, for the purpose of Practicing Medicine, in all its various branches, where he will be happy to wait upon all who may favor him with their patronage.
For Sale A lot of land containing about one acre, with a small Frame House thereon, pleasantly situated on Cross Street, about one fourth of a mile below the borough of Wilkesbarre, is now offered for sale very low. Henry COLT, Wilkesbarre.
Insolvent debtor Jerre PECK
7 June 1837
It is rumored that one or two cases of small pox have occurred in Wilkesbarre within the past week. Would not it be well enough for the proper authorities to enquire into the matter and take prompt measures to prevent the extention of this dreadful scourge if danger exists.
We observe that the Packet Boats have again commenced running on the canal.
Married On the 30th ult. by A. C. PHILLIPS, Esq., Solomon WHITCOMB, of Windham, to Mrs. Margaret JENKINS.
Married At New Troy, on Sunday morning, the 21st ult. by A. C. PHILLIPS, Esq., Charles HELFT, to Miss Mary Jane WILSON, of Dallas.
Died On Wednesday morning, the 31st ult, after a lingering illness, Mrs. Mary SMITH, aged about 24 years, consort of Capt. J. F. SMITH, of Plymouth, in this county.
Orphan’s Court Sale, to be held on Saturday the 8th of July next at the mansion house of the late William SICKLER, dec’d, in Exeter township, two pieces of land in Exeter township: No. 1 bounded by George SICKLER and vacant land. No. 2 bounded by George SICKLER, William SICKLER and vacant land.
Estate of Jacob SMITHERS, dec’d., Orphans’ Court held Nov. 8th 1834, rule upon the heirs and legal representatives to choose or refuse the several portions of said Estate, and now to wit: April 10, 1837, that fifteen days personal notice be given to the heirs residing in Luzerne county, six weeks notice to be given to the heirs not resident in the county.
14 June 1837
The Wilkesbarre Bank has wholly suspended specie payments. For a time past they have refused to redeem notes of a higher denomination than five dollars. A gentleman a few days since procured the endorsement of the Bank on a considerable amount of their money in order to secure the interest. He also instituted suits upon several notes we understand. A record should be obtained from every rag manufactory in the country as an evidence against the day of reckoning, when the Banks having forfeited their charters, are at the mercy of those they have so long cheated and plundered. If the community must be cursed with the insolvency of these miserable vampires whenever they may find it convenient after all the immunities and privileges they have delivered up to them it is time they were rooted out and destroyed, and the abused people released from this cruel and wicked bondage.
Married At Sing Sing, Westchester county, New York, on Saturday evening, June 4th by the Rev. James V. HERRY, S. PETABONE of New York, to Miss Antoinette DUNNING, of the former place.
Married In Wilkesbarre, on Tuesday, the 13th inst., by the Rev. Robert FOX, Eleazer PORTER to Miss Azuba DENNIS, all of the above place.
Stop Thief! $20 Reward. The above reward will be given for the apprehension of Amos WILLIS, a white, middle aged, short heavy man, with very high shoulders, who on Wednesday night last, June 7th, about 4 miles from Lowreytown, Northampton county, stole from different persons, one snuff colored broad cloth coat, four pair of pantaloons and fifteen dollars in money, one spotted dark vest, and four pocket books from four different persons, one book containing three 5 dollar bills of Northampton bank, another 12 dollars, and notes of hand, and various papers, on silver watch and chain, one new five dollar pair of boots, one new fur cap, and sundry articles. The above reward will be paid for his apprehension. All persons are warned and cautioned against the said WILLIS, he is supposed to have gone into Monroe county.
To Jacob KISNER, Augustus STEGLICK & Adam PATMANE Your are hereby notified that by Virtue of a Writ of Partition to me directed, issued out of the Orphans Court of Luzerne County State of Pennsylvania for the Partition or appraisement of the estate of Jacob KISNER, late of Salem township, Luzerne county, deceased. I shall hold an inquisition on the premises situated in the said township of Salem, on Monday the 24th day of July next, at 10 o’clock A. M. at which time and place you can attend if you think proper. T. MYERS, Sheriff.
Notice The members of Lodge No. 61 in Wilkesbarre, and other ancient York in good standing, are requested to meet at the house of A. PARRISH in Wilkesbarre, on the 24th inst., at 10 o’clock A. M. to partake of a Dinner in commemoration of St. John, the Baptist. E. BLACKMAN, H. PARSONS, Pierce BUTLER and Henry COLT, Committee
Fresh Fruit, Spices, Nuts, Confectionary &c. Wholesale & Retail. The subscriber has just received a full supply from Philadelphia and he offers at the lowest prices. L. BURR, Wilkesbarre.
21 June 1837
Charles J. INGERSOL, Esq., has been nominated by the Democratic convention of the third congressional district as a candidate for the seat in Congress vacated by the decease of Francis J. HARPER.
We have neglected to mention that Dr. BEDFORD, one of the members of the Convention from this County, has been so much indisposed for three weeks passed as to be unable to take any part in the proceedings of the convention. We are happy to learn that his health is so much improved as to enable him to attend regularly to his convention duties. It is certainly much to be regreted that any democrat in that body should lose this health at a time when there is such vital interest depending, and such a strong and might phalanx of United States Bank minions to battle against.
For weeks past more or less rain has fallen every day. At present there is little appearance of it ceasing. This is most discouraging to the agricultural interests. Corn and all kinds of summer crops will be in a most precarious situation, if this state of things continues much longer. The river is at a fine rafting height, and the hardy industrious people of the north are passing down the river, immense quantities of fine lumber. We sincerely hope they may receive an adequate compensation for their risk and toil.
28 June 1837
The Steam Engine attached to the mill of John SMITH, in Plymouth township, in this county, burst its boiler on Thursday last. The mill was, we understand, much injured, but no lives lost. Whether the accident was the result of carelessness or defect in the engine, we have not learned.
We understand that Mr. C. H. HAY has taken the Traveler’s Inn, on Northampton street, lately occupied by George EICKE, and intends continuing it as a house of entertainment. We have no doubt that those who sojourn in our village will find, in Mr. HAY, an accommodating and agreeable Landlord, and his house a quiet and comfortable resting place. He is an honest and industrious citizen well worthy of public patronage, and deserving of support. We hope he may not be disappointed in his calculations on the liberality of the public.
Notice to Stockholders of the Nanticoke and Hughsville Turnpike Company Whereas the Governor of the Commonwealth, in conformity with the act of Assembly, approved the first day of April 1836, has issued Letters Patent, bearing date the fifteenth day of June inst., incorporating the above named company; The said Stockholders are therefore hereby notified that n Election will be held at the house of John KOONS, in the village of Columbus, Luzerne county, on Tuesday, the 18th day of July next, between the hours of one and five o’clock P. M. to elect by ballot, one President, six Managers, one Treasurer, and to do such other business as may be necessary for the perfect organization of the said company according to Law. Commissioners.
Charcoal A Liberal price will be paid for three hundred bushels of Charcoal, at the shop of the subscriber opposite G. M. HOLENBACK’S store. J. P. DENNIS
Estrays Came to the enclosure of the subscriber on Monday last, Four Milch Cows and Two Small Heifers. John DERSHIMER, Exeter
Luzerne County ss. Oliver HAMLIN against Edward CURTIS and Charles Henry HOLMES, Mary Ann HOLMES and Cecilia HOLMES, minor children of William HOLMES, by their Guardian, James ROSS. Writ of Partition, &c. in Common Pleas of Luzerne County No. 116, April T. 1837. And now, to wit, April 14th 1837, rule upon the parties interested to appear on the first Monday of next term, to take the property at the valuation, 30 days notice to be given to the parties by publishing in one News Paper, printed in the county of Luzerne, if service is not accepted by the parties previous to that time. Certified from the Records. John SMITH, Prot.
Notice To Travellers Up the North Branch of the Susquehanna Passengers by the Susquehanna Boat line from Northumberland arrived at Wilkesbarre eight hours sooner than by the Mail line of Stages, and reach Montrose Twenty Four Hours sooner. P. Mc. C. GILCHRIST, Agent.
Insolvent debtor Daniel LABAR
5 July 1837
A child, of about eight years of age, was drowned in the canal, at the first lock above this place, on Monday last. The child is supposed to have laid down on the bridge of the lock, fallen asleep, and rolled off into the water. It is supposed to have been in the water some time, as all attempts to rescuciate it proved unavailing. (no name given)
Democratic Anti Shinplaster Meeting, in favor of a sound currency, was held at the house of Col. Jacob J. DENNIS in the borough of Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday evening the 27th.
List of letters remaining at the Wilkes-Barre PO:
Mrs. Mary CASE
Mrs. Eliza CORWIN
Wm. P. DAVIS
M. A. H. DENNIS
J. C. EDWARD
Ann E. MBROY
Wilber J. GARDNER
A. C. GREEN
O. HELMES Jr.
John L. HOOVER
Mrs. C. HANNUM
Lewis B. JAQUES
Miss N. JERSLING
D. A. KOPNER
John T. LYNN
Mrs. E. LEIDY
Henry M DANIEL
D. P. MC DONNALD
John B. MILLS
Allen MC KINNEY
D. D. MC GEORGE
Miss Sarah NAPLE
Caleb A. ORE
Mary B. OVERTON
Mrs. Eliza PRATT
Alban RUSSEL [RUSSELL?]
Miss M. SAWYER
Thomas B. STIVERS
Wm. S. WELLES
Miss M. WHAARTON [WHARTON?]
Daniel COLLIGS, P. M.
List of letters remaining at the Plymouth PO, July 1st:
Dr. H. CORSON
Cha’s C. CURTIS
John B. DAVIS
John B. HAYDON
Charles S. HAVENS
F. G. SMITH
Samuel DAVENPORT Jr., P. M.
List of letters remaining at the Pittston PO., June 30th:
Elisha BLACKMAN, Esq.
W. M. C. FAIRFAX
John STUCKER 1st
Miss Sarah MAHON
Miss Sussanna MILLER
Mrs. Lucy DRAKE
Miss Louis GIDDINGS
Thomas SMITH Esq.
Mrs. Clara JOHNSON
Zeph. KNAPP Esq.
Wm. S. KEDDY
A. R. BACON, P. M.
12 July 1837
Notice A general meeting of the Democratic Republicans of Luzerne county will be held at the Court house in the borough of Wilkesbarre on Tuesday the eighth day of August next (court week) at early candle light in pursuance of the long established usages of the party.
J. R. DEAN
The establishment of the “Northern Pennsylvanian,” located in Carbondale, in the northeastern part of this county, is offered for sale. To a young practical printer, the situation offers a very desirable opening. The job & advertising patronage, are superior to those enjoyed by country establishments generally, and the district for promptness, and punctuality in subscribers is more than ordinarily good. At a reasonable price, those who are disposed could not invest their money more profitably we think then this establishment.
Bishop ORDERD_NK will preach at St. Stephen’s Church, in the borough of Wilkesbarre, on Sunday next, the 16th inst.; service to commence at 10 o’clock, A. M.
Estate of Nathan STARK, late of Tunkhannock township, deceased, requests payments and claims. Henry STARK, Executor.
Great Democratic Celebration on July Fourth, at the house of George W. WILLIAMS:
President: Hon. David SCOTT
Vice Presidents: B. A. BIDLACK, Jos. P. LECLERC, Benj. PERRY, Geo. KOCHER, Wm. S. ROSS, Tho’s MYERS
Secretaries: Henry WEBB, Jonathan WILLIAMS
The declaration was read by Dr. MINER, and the subjoined committee for the preparation of select toasts appointed:
H. B. WRIGHT, Joseph P. DENNIS, L. KIDDER, A. T. M’CLINTOCK and Wm. WILLITS.
Order of Volunteer Toasts by:
Hon. David SCOTT
Benjamin A. BIDLACK
Joseph P. LECLERC
Jonathan R. WILLIAMS
Dr. Thomas MINER
Joseph P. DENNIS
H. B. WRIGHT
A. T. M’CLINTOCK
E. R. REYNOLDS
E. W. REYNOLDS
William K. ELLIS
Thomas WILLIAMS, Sen.
George W. WILLIAMS
Joseph P. LECLERC
B. A. BIDLACK
George W. WILLIAMS
B. A. BIDLACK
Sheriff’s Sales to be held Saturday, August 5th:
1) Four tracts of land in the township of Hanover. containing 51 acres; land in Newport township, being parts of lots 51 & 52 in the second tier; and two others in township of Nescopeck containing about 800 acres. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Lazarus STEWART to the use of Washington LEE against John P. ARNDT.
2) Two tracts of land in the township of Newport, containing 87 acres and 80 acres. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Washington LEE, assignee of James LITTLE, against J. P. ARNDT.
3) Land in the township of Nescopeck, containing 68 acres, being part of the patent granted seventeenth day of Sept. 1795, enrolled in Paten Book 26, page 292. Seized and taken at the suit of Christian STOUT against Ashbel B. WILSON and William H. WILSON.
4) Land in the township of Plymouth, containing about 17 acres. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of the Commissioners of Luzerne County, against Caleb ATHERTON and John TURNER.
5) All right, title and interest of Abel MARCY in a piece or parcel of land situate in the village of Tunkhannock, containing about one half an acre, said MARCEY’S interest said to be one third; having a large tavern house and out buildings standing on the said half acre, and the said MARCY’S interest in the said buildings and one third more or less, late estate of Abel MARCEY, with the appurtenances. Seized and taken into execution at the suit of Alpha DURHAM against Abel MARCY.
6) Possession right only of Daniel VAN BUSKIRK, land in the township of Exeter, containing about 50 acres. Seized and taken into execution at the suit of John R. COUDRY against Daniel VAN BUSKIRK.
7) Land in the township of Pittston, containing 50 acres. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Ebenezer MARCY against Moses STEWART.
8) Land in the township of Providence, containing 102 perches. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Samuel STEVENS, against Samuel GRIFFIN and Alvan DANA, Trustees of the Centreville Meeting House.
9) Two pieces of land in the township of Providence, containing 9 acres and 1 acre. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of COTTRILL and DEWEY, use of Calvin WADHAMS against Anson H. WOOD.
10) Land in the township of Tunkhannock, bounded by Tunkhannock creek, Zebulon MARCY, Daniel STERLING, containing 107 acres, with the exception of the house on the north side of the road now occupied by Thomas STONIN, and one half acre adjoining said house. Seized and taken in execution at the suit of Michael T. NIVER to the use of James KELLY against Ziba and Asher SMITH.
11) Land in the township of Greenfield, containing about 26 acres. Seized and taken into execution at the suit of Benjamin VANHERGEN against William MOORES.
12) Land in the township of Providence, containing three fourths of an acre. Seized and taken into execution at the suit of Nathaniel COTTRILL against Wells BENNETT and terre tenants.
13) Land in the township of Braintrim, bounded by Ira S. WHITCOMB and Paul OVERFIELD, containing 70 acres, about 50 of which are improved with a small frame house. Seized and taken into execution at the suit of Calvin GIFFORD to the use of John R. COUDRY and James JENKINS, against Justus SHOEMAKER.
14) Land in the township of Providence, containing 1 acre. Seized and taken into execution at the suit of William MERRIFIELD against Philip WICKIZER.
15) Land in the township of Fairmount, containing 25 acres; 3 pieces of land in the township of Huntington, containing 200 acres, 40 acres, 100 acres; land in the township of Salem, containing 240 acres. Seized and taken into execution at the suit of Chester KELLOGG and others, against John KOONS.
16) Land in the township of Sugarloaf, containing 35 acres. Seized and taken into execution at the suit of William BRYANT against John -HOBERT, Frederick -HOBERT and Josiah -HOBERT.
17) Land in the township of Blakely, containing a building thirty by fifty feet upon the ground, and one story. Seized and taken into execution at the suit of John WINN and Benjamin FINCH against Philander STEPHENS and Stephen BOLLES.
18) Land in the township of Blakely, containing about 100 acres. Seized and taken into execution at the suit of James MOTT against Isaac FERRIS.
19) Land in the townships of Braintrim and Washington, bounded by Henry W. DRINKER, David JENNINGS, David COOLE and H. W. DRINKER, containing 80 acres, about 20 acres improved with a log house and barn. Seized and taken into execution at the suit of Daniel LUM against Benjamin VANASDALL.
20) Land in the township of the borough of Wilkesbarre, containing about one half acre. Seized and taken into execution at the suit of William BAKER against Gilbert LAIRD.
21) Land in the township of Pittston, being lot No. 58 in the first division, containing 114 acres. Seized and taken into execution at the suit of Abraham ELKIN against Daniel STERLING.
22) Land in the borough of Wilkesbarre, containing 2 acres. Seized and taken into execution at the suit of John DONLEY and CO. to the use of TINDALL & KOONS, against Josiah LEWIS.
23) Land in the township of Hanover, containing about two acres. Seized and taken into execution at the suit of Oristus COLLINGS against Darius FINCH and Henry BLACKMAN.
24) Land in the township of Nicholson, bounded by the Philadelphia and Great Bend turnpike road and MEREDITH & CLYMER, containing 101 acres, about 25 acres improved with a frame house and a frame barn. Seized and taken into execution at the suit of the Commissioners of Luzerne county against Thomas CHAMBERS.
25) Land in the township of Providence, bounded by Joseph CARY, Ebenezer SLOCUM and G. H. JILKMAN, and the Lackawanna River, containing 100 acres. Seized and taken into execution at the suit of Henry SIVELLY against Rufus BENNETT, Darius FINCH and Samuel CHURCH.
19 June 1837
While passing through Covington township, in the northern part of this county, a few days since, we were very much struck with the extraordinary growth of a field of orchard grass, a few stalks of which, we had the curiosity to pull up and measure, and found most of them to be seven feet in length. The extraordinary capacity of the northern and eastern portions of this county for producing grass, we long since learned, but that it ever attained to such a gigantic height, we have before no conception.
Married At New Village, Warren county, N. J. on the 4th of July inst., Thomas WRIGHT, formerly of this place, to Miss Elizabeth, daughter of Jacob MELICK, esq., of the former place.
A Celebration of the anniversary of Independence was held in Columbus, Luzerne county on Tuesday last.
Estate of Joshua KEENEY, late of Braintrim, request payments and claims. Seth L. KEENEY and Charles KEENY, Executors, Braintrim.
Coal! The subscriber, having made arrangements for mining a large quantity of Coal at the PACE Bed, in Plymouth; near Kingston, will sell any quantity at the bed, at the usual price; and will also deliver any quantity to the citizens of the borough, upon order being left at the store of W. & J. HIBLER, on Market street, Wilkesbarre. William HIBLER.
List of letters remaining at the Whites-Haven PO, July 1st:
John MC DONALD
B. M. ST JOHN, P. M.
List of letters remaining at the Pittston Ferry PO, July 1st:
Mrs. Sarah HOWARD
Miss Sarah MAHON
Rev. Wm. READDY
A. BIRD, P. M.
List of letters remaining at the Tunkhannock PO, July 1st:
Tho’s D. CHOLLAR
R. R. CARPENTER
Asa K. STANTON
P. ROSS, Dept. P. M.
26 July 1837
Celebration at Abington Centre by citizens at the hotel of Alvah PARKER, Esq., for the purpose of celebrating the birthday of our independence. Charles H. MILLER, Esq. was chosen President and Thomas SMITH, Esq., Secretary. Volunteer toasts were given by:
Charles H. MILLER, Esq.
T. SMITH, Esq.
H. W. NICHOLSON
George W. SMITH
A. PARKER, Esq.
S. CAMP, Esq.
Charles R. GORMAN
Officers elected at the recent meeting of the stock holders of Nanticoke and Hughsville Turnpike Company: President John KOONS Treasurer – Daniel KOONS
Henry FAUSNAUGH, Esq.
John DODSON, Esq.
John R. DEAN
Notice Whereas John FRICK, formerly of Northumberland county, lately contractor on the Hazleton rail road, in Luzerne county, did on the 22nd July, inst. execute an assignment of all his estate and effects to James LIOMOSON and George DOUGHERTY, of Beaver meadows, Northampton county, in trust for the general benefit of all the creditors of the said James FRICK, who shall within sixty days from the date thereof, release the said James FRICK from the several claims and demands. Now public notice is hereby given to all concerned therein, that the said assignment is duly recorded in Luzerne county and may also be seen with a statement of the property and effects of the said James, by calling upon James LOMISON at his tavern house, in Beaver Meadows, where a release will also be prepared for execution by James LOMISON, Geo. DOUGHERTY.
Notice to all whom it may Concern. Is hereby given that in pursuance of the act of the 16 June, 1836, Francis QUICK hath filed a claim in our court of common pleas for the county of Luzerne against Ansel CANNON for the sum of one hundred and eleven dollars for work and labour done to a certain grist mill to wit: Situate on the Tunkhannock creek in Tunkhannock Township, Luzerne County, on Land of the said Ansel CANON, bounded by John SHAW, Tunkhannock creek, land late of Ebenezer and Gurdin CAMP, containing about an acre; upon which Lien a scire facias has been issued; And whereas it is alleged that the said sum still remains due and unpaid to the said Francis QUICK, now, in obedience to the 18th section of said act, this is to make known to all other claimants and persons interested, that they be and appear before the judges of the said Court of Common Pleas to be held at Wilkesbarre, on the 17th day of August next, to show if any thing they know or have to say, why the said sum of one hundred and eleven dollars should not be levied of the said building to the use or the said Francis QUICK, according to the form and effect of the Act of Assembly in such case made and provided, if to them it shall seem expedient. T. MYERS, Sheriff.
2 Aug. 1837
A Plea For Wyoming [Communicated]
There is a subject of a good deal of importance pressing upon my mind, which I wish to open to the people of Wyoming. Will you allow me space in your columns to threat of the matter? Perhaps I may be in error, though after a food deal of reflection, I am more and more confident in my early convictions that I am right. To come to the point in the plainest and simplest manner, it is this: That the old settlers, and sufferers during the Revolutionary war, in Wyoming, their heirs and descendants, are entitled, from the general government, to a large amount of public lands or public money, perhaps both, as a remuneration for services performed, losses sustained, and personal sufferings, for which indemnification was justly due, and which has never been paid or received.
The situation of Wyoming, at the time of the revolutionary war, was strikingly peculiar. The settlement was not only on the frontier, but on the extreme frontier far removed and remote from the generally inhabited part of the country. Divided by the great swamp (as it is termed) that lies along the Lehigh and its tributary streams, and the wide extend of barrens that bound those deep and inhospitable forests, extending in width from the Wyoming to the Blue mountains, a distance of nearly fifty miles from the nearest white settlement that could give them aid to defend or succor to support them, the Wyoming people were obliged to rely wholly on their own exertions, both for sustenance and security. Their position rendered them an out-post. They stood as sentinels on the extreme verge of the camp. By their situation they were one and all on duty at all times and all seasons, every man might well be regarded as in service. If the savage wished to strike the white people, their exposed and unprotected situation gave the strongest hopes of success to the —arauding and murdering parties. While, therefore, showed by the Wyoming settlements, the people below slept in comparative security, those of Wyoming were constantly watchful and on guard. Hence, so many small forts were erected on both sides of the river. Hence, when the husbandman went to his labor, he took his musket or rifle as a necessary companion. And hence, it may be justly averred that the whole male population of Wyoming, able to bear arms, were, from their very position, enlisted for and during the war that they were like malitia out on constant, never ceasing duty; and in the performance of this duty, they guarded and shielded the lower settlements, preserving them in comparative peace and security.
Again: In the course of the war, several companies were raised at Wyoming for the regular army. The number of men who went out to Washington’s camp, I am not at this moment able to state: Can any of your readers inform me? This I know that persons from Wyoming were in service so early as the battle of Long Island, and it was not until some time after that, the two companies of Capt. DURKEE and Capt. RANSOM were raised. But this; with the information that I have, I am bold to affirm, that, in proportion to the number of her inhabitants, Wyoming sent forth to Washington’s army more soldiers; than any other township or settlement in any of the thirteen colonies. I have but very little doubt but the large number of high spirited, brave, patriotic men sent to the army, fighting for liberty, was one leading, probably a principal cause of the great expeditions of British, Indians and Toreis, under Col. John BURTER & BRANDT, which, in 1778, devastated these air plains. The attack was not by a mere Indian war party. It was a regular array: a strong detachment a large force of over a thousand fighting men. An English gentleman, speaking of the battle, enquired of an intelligent citizen, what was the purpose of the attack? Was it part of a system, and in aid of some great movement, calculated to effect some important general object? These enquiries are natural; but the answer the true answer, and the only answer, is this: It was the object of the British to strike Washington’s army thro’ Wyoming. The purpose was to force the troops from Wyoming, in camp, with Washington, to abandon him and return. It was intended, in revenge to burn and slaughter Wyoming, because of the aid afforded to the great cause of freedom. Let it be recollected, that at the time the two companies enlisted & marched out to Washington’s company, the continental army was in the greatest distress at the very lowest ebb, — on the point, indeed of dispare and dissolution. Every man that could be obtained or retained was of the utmost importance. Then, and for these reasons was the blow struck at Wyoming.
Thus it is evident, this people have suffered for the general cause. Their ruin was brought on by general consideration; by aid to general interest. It follows, there fore, clearly, that when able, the general interest should make good to them, so far as possible, their sacrifices and loses.
The Battle took place and several hundreds were slain. All the inhabitants, old and young, who remained, women and children, were obliged to flee flee for life flee from destruction. It was July and the harvests were ripening all was abandoned and all destroyed. Leaving fields laid waste, cattle driven off, houses and furniture burnt. The sufferings of the inhabitants was extreme. Many wen down the Susquehanna; many fled through the wilderness and from fatigue, hunger and the horrors of their situation, nearly perished. Well might the poor fugitives cry, if they dared stay by hill or stream to rest, “we sot our selves down the river bank; we hanged our harps upon the willows: yea, we wept when we remembered Wyoming.” Such a scene of desolation and ruin and distress, the world scarcely ever beheld. The loss was of every thing. And all this sacrifice of life, of property; all this deprivation and suffering, it should be borne in mind, arose to Wyoming, from her attachment to the cause of liberty and independence; from the aid she afforded to the general cause, and therefore entitles her, from the general or national treasury, to remuneration.
While the National Debt remained unpaid, and the treasury was only sufficient to meet the legal demands upon it, a great many equitable claims lay dormant. Those of Wyoming slept. Since the National Debt had been paid and we have two hundred millions acres of land and a surplus revenue, many equitable claims, heretofore overlooked, have been recognized by Congress, and paid. The grounds on which allowances have been made are, for services rendered, for sacrifices of property, and for sufferings in the common cause. Now, as no part of this country performed more important service; as none made greater sacrifices of property, and sustained heavier losses; and as no where was there so great an extent of suffering, for which no remuneration has been received, I come to this conclusion:
That an application should be made to Congress for a body of land and a sum of money, for the old settlers and sufferers at Wyoming and for those who lost relatives either in the battle or by incursions during the war. JUSTICE
A child was accidentally precipitated into a well, and drowned in the lower part of this township, a few days since. [No name is given.]
List of letters remaining at the Lagrange PO, July 1st:
Isaac P. WANDELL
P. OSTERHOUT, P.M.
Died Suddenly in the village of New Troy, on Friday evening last, Samuel BREESE, aged 80 years. The subject of this brief notice was born in or near Morristown, New Jersey, from whence he emigrated soon after the revolutionary war, to the Wyoming Valley; where, by frugal habits of industry and temperance, he acquired a competency to smooth the cares of advanced age, and reared a family of nine children, who, it is believed, all now survive him.
in that struggle which separated the United States from Great Britain, he bore an important part. Situate as was the place of his nativity and early years of manhood, in the immediate vicinity of the central operations of the British Army, he was almost constantly engaged during the eventful period, with the Militia, in repelling the invading foe. Thus lived; and thus died Samuel BREESE.
The morning sun of Friday last, saw him apparently (although at the advanced age of 890 years) with all the buoyancy & elastick step of the middle aged going forth to his daily toil, and at the close of the day returned from his cornfield to his dwelling visited his garden attended to his little matters a bout his domicile; seated himself in his chair. A faintness or swoon came over him? No the “golden bowl” is broken at its foundation; and he is numbered among those who were, and are not.
Reader! Another solemn and important admonition to you to me: “Be you also ready; for in such an hour as we think not, the son of man cometh.”
9 Aug. 1837
A Democratic Meeting was held at the Court House in Wilkesbarre on August 1st.
A Plea For Wyoming
Died In Kingston township on Friday last, at an advanced age, John GORE. The deceased was a highly respected citizen, and his death is deeply lamented by all who knew him.
Died In Windham tp. on Thursday last, Mrs. WRIGHT, wife of Thos. J. WRIGHT, in the 29th year of her age.
To the Editor Dear Sir Feeling satisfied that the advertisement I caused to be published in your paper, last winter, was calculated to give wrong impressions to the community concerning the character and conduct of Silas STEPHENS, I desire to acknowledge, through your paper that I did wrong in publishing what I did. Lewis MORTON, Honesdale.
To the Editor Dear Sir So far as impressions have grown our of the advertisement I put into your paper last winter, derogatory to the quality of workmanship or marble, furnished by Lewis MORTON; I wish in this public manner, to do away with such impressions. Silas STEVENS, Honesdale.
A Place Wanted A young Girl about ten years of age, is desirous of obtaining a situation in a respectable family. Enquire of SPOETEL & REICHARD
Wilkesbarre on the Green near W. H. ALEXANDER’S Hotel on Wednesday the 20th of August, for one day only PURDY, WELCH, MACOMBER & CO. Proprietors, From the Zoological Institute, New York. Admittance only 25 cents children under 10 years of age are half price.
16 Aug. 1837
Fire A barn on the premises of A. THOMAS, in the rear of J. J. DENNIS’ Hotel, caught fire on Monday evening last, and was totally consumed. Through the unwearied exertions of the citizens in furnishing the engines with an abundance of water, the surrounding buildings escaped without injury.
A meeting of the young men of the borough of Wilkesbarre, will be held at the Court House on Friday evening the 18th inst., at half past 7 o’clock P. M. for the purpose of forming a Fire Company & Petitioning the Town Council for the command of one of the Engines.
23 Aug. 1837
Estate of Tho’s WEBB 2nd, deceased. requests payments and claims. Sam’l WEBB, Bloom Township. Columbia Co., Ad’m.
30 Aug. 1837
The Wyoming Claim
Married – By B. C. PHILIPS, Esq., at New Troy on Sunday morning last, Levi KNAUS and Miss Hannah LA FRANCE, all of Troy.
Died In this borough, on Monday last, Helen M., daughter of Jeremiah SMITH, aged ten months.
Died In Pittston township, on Friday evening last, of consumption, Mrs. Carlina, consort of Paul STARK, aged about 28 years. She has left a husband and four small children, to mourn their irreparable loss.
Died At his residence in Kingston township on Thursday last, Col. Benjamin DORRANCE, of apoplexy in the 70th year of his age.
He came from Connecticut to Westmoreland as it was then called and settled upon a farm in the heart of the Wyoming Valley; no doubt, looking forward to long days of prosperity and peace: but how frail are all human calculations. War, with its attending evils, visited retired and peaceful Westmoreland on the first of July 1778, the Wyoming Valley was visited by a large body of Indians and Tories upon the third, the settlers went forth to repel them the result of that day left the mother of Benjamin DORRANCE a widow, and he an orphan at the age of ten years. Upon the return of peace, he quietly settled down on the farm of his ancestors, where he resided until the day of his death. He was called by the citizens of Luzerne county to fill the office of Sheriff, county Commissioner, and for several years to serve them as one of their Representatives in the Legislature, all of which offices he filled with honor to himself and entire satisfaction to this constituents. One single fact of the strict probity of character maintained by him during a long life, is, that he was annually and unanimously elected Treasurer, by the citizens of the township, of a school fund, of almost $7000, during the last thirty years of his existence.
On Thursday morning, from his buoyant step and hilarity of spirits, no one who saw him would have believed that ere that day closed, that scarce a moments notice, and with only time to ejaculate “My God!” the vital spark would be extinguished, and nougat left of him here below but a tenement of clay.
Two sons mourn the bereavement of their last earthly parent, and have the sympaties of a large concourse of friends and acquaintances. (Advocate)
6 Sept. 1837
A murder was committed several days since, at Whites Haven, upon the life of a man named MACOMB. Fourteen persons have since been arrested on suspicion, and are now confined in the goal of this county. One of them we understand, has turned States evidence, and consented to testify against his accomplices.
There is every reason to believe from the circumstances which have thus far transpired, that the murder was of the most cold blooded and deliberate character.
The Testimony given before the justice who committed the prisoners, we learn, was to the following effect: One of the murderers, by the name of GALLAGHER had formerly been the proprietor of a shanty, used as a grocery, which became such an intolerable nuisance to the community residing in its neighborhood, that its destruction was determined on. It was accordingly assailed by a party of persons, and destroyed. Among those engaged in the outrage, the deceased it is stated, acted a prominent part. This act excited the ire of GALAGHER, who awore vengeance against him. On the day of the murder, GHALLAGER was passing along the road in the vicinity of White’s Haven, in company with his brother and twelve others, and discovered MACOMB alone. One of the party immediately accosting him in a friendly manner, shook his hand, and another stepped behind him and knocked him down with a stone. Six of the party then beat him until they supposed him dead, and then carried him to the bank of the Lehigh and flung the body into the river. The water was so shallow, however, that the body remained in the same place where it was flung. Some persons discovering a quantity of blood in the road traced it to the river, found the body, and instituted, at once, a pursuit for the murderers, which resulted in the above claim.
The Wyoming Claim
Important To Farmers and Mechanics Samuel RAUB’S Patent Hulling Clover Machine can now be had, according to order at the Machine Shop of Daniel WHITE, of Wilkesbarre.
General Election will be held on Tuesday the 10th day of October next at the following Districts:
Sugarloaf school house in Conyngham
Salem house of Jas. CAMPBELL
Nescopeck house of George GREEN
Huntington house of Eliphalet Edson
Union house of Ichabod SHAW
Plymouth Academy school house
Newport house of Henry SMITH
Hanover house of F. CHRISMAN
Wilkesbarre Court House
Kingston house late of Philip MYERS
Pittston house of John SZX
Providence house of Nathaniel COTTRIL
Greenfield house of Samuel VAIL
Abington central school house
Nicholson house of Nathaniel BACON
Tunkhannock school house near Samuel WHITMORE’S
Braintrim house of Daniel STERLING
Windham house of John FASSET
Exeter house late of John HARDING
Eaton school house near Jesse LEE
Northmoreland house of Orange FULLER
Blakely house of W. H. COTTRIL
Carbondale Carbondale Mansion House
Dallas house of Wm. HONEYWELL
Lehman central school house
Falls house of John OSTEROUT
Lehigh house late of George BUCK
Covington school house in Yorkshire
Monroe house of George CAIRL
Washington Russel school house
Fairmount house of David D. DAVIES
Eastern District Hanover house of John FORDSMAN
Military Notice – An election will be held at the house of (no name) in Pittston, on Saturday, the 16th inst., between the hours of 10 A.M. and 6 o’clock P.M. for the following offices to be attached to the company of Wilkes Barre & Pittston Rifle Blues; Viz. One Captain, one 1st and 2nd Lieutenant. Francis L. BOWMAN, Major 1st Battalion Wyoming Volunteer Reg.
Six Cent Reward Absconded from the subscriber on Tuesday the third of August instant, an indented apprintice by the name of William B. FINCH about 18 years of age. All persons are forbid harboring or trusting said apprintice on my account, as I shall pay no debts of his contracting. Francis L. BOWMAN, Wilkesbarre.
Six Cent Reward Absconded from the subscriber on Sunday the 27th inst. an indented apprentice by the name of Caleb HOYT, about 17 years of age. All persons are forbid harboring or trusting said apprentice on my account, as I shall pay no debts of his contracting. M. B. HAMMER, Wilkesbarre.
Coal The subscriber, having made arrangements for mining a large quantity of Coal at the Pace Bed, in Plymouth, near Kingston;, will sell any quantity at the bed, at the usual price; and will also deliver any quantity to the citizens of the borough, upon order being left at the store of W.& J. HIBLER, on Market street, Wilkesbarre. William HIBLER.
300 Cords of Bark The subscriber wishes to purchase at hi, Tannery, in the Borough of Wilkesbarre, for which the highest price will be paid. He will also contract for any quantity of bark to be delivered at any point on the Canal between Shickshinny and the Lackawanna. Wm. L. BOWMAN.
Cheap Hat Store William WILLITS informs the public that he has returned to the borough of Wlkesbarre with the most ample preparations for carrying on the Hatting Business.
Executor’s Notice All persons having charges against the estate of Nathan STARK, late of Tunkhannock township deceased, are requested to make them known to the undersigned without delay; and those indebted to the estate are requested to make immediate payments. Henry STARK, Executor.
Notice To the Stockholders of the Nanticoke and Hughesville Company Whereas the Governor of the Commonwealth has issued Letters Patent, bearing date of the fifteenth day of June inst., incorporating the above named company; Stockholders are hereby notified that an election will be held at the house of John KOONS, village of Columbus, Luzerne county on Tuesday, the 18th of July next to elect by ballot, one President, six Managers, one Treasurer, and to do other business as may be necessary for the perfect organization of the said company according to Law. Commissioners.
Blacksmithing Business in all its branches – Adam BEHEE
A Liberal price will be paid for three hundred bushels of Charcoal, at the shop of J. P. DENNIS.
To the Editors of the Republican Farmer. Dear Sir: So far as impressions have grown out of the advertisement I put into your paper last winter, derogatory to the quality of workmanship or marble, furnished by Lewis MORTON; I wish in this pubic manner, to do away such impressions. Silas STEVENS, Honesdale.
C. P. LANE & Dr. T. W. MINER, Druggists, Wilkes Barre.
Notice To Travellers Up the North Branch of the Susquehanna Passengers by the Susquehanna Boat Line from Northumberland arrive at Wilkesbarre eight hours sooner than by the Mail line of Stages, and reach Montrose Twenty Four Hours sooner. P. Mc. C. GILCHRIST, Agent.
Regimental Notice The invincible Volunteer Battalion of the 2nd Brigade 8th division, will meet at the house of James DEAN, in Abington Township, on Monday the 11th day of September next, at precisely 10 o’clock P.M., for Parade, training and inspection; well equipt according as the law directs. Andrew GARDINER, Lieu’t. Col.
Notice to Creditors that we have applied to the Judges of the Court of Common pleas for the benefit of the Insolvent Laws of the Commonwealth, and they have appointed Saturday, the 5th day of August, next, at the Court House, in Wilkes Barre, to hear us and our creditors where you can attend if you think proper. John TURNER
Fashionable Cabinet Ware Room and Chair Manufactory. N. B. HAMMER, Wilkesbarre.
Wool Carding and Cloth Dressing Isaac C. SHOEMAKER, Shoemakers Mills.
Proclamation Whereas my wife Sarah, has left my bed and board in Huntington, to protect my property, I do hereby forbid all persons whatsoever, of harboring or trusting her on my account hereafter, as I will pay no debts of her contracting after this date. Philip HANN, June 23, 1837.
Dr. Cornelius V. ROBINS would like to respectfully inform the public that he has located himself at the dwelling of Robert ROBINS, Hanover township, for the purpose of practicing medicine.
Notice Whereas James FRICK, formerly of Northumberland county, lately contractor on the Hazelton rail road, did on the 22nd July, inst., assign all his estate and effects to James LIOMOSON and George DOUGHERTY, of Beaver meadows, Northampton county, in trust for the general benefit of all the creditors of the said James FRICK, who shall within sixty days from the date thereof, release the said James FRICK from the several claims and demands. Now public notice is given to all concerned therein, that the said assignment is duly recorded in Luzerne county and may also be seen with a statement of property and effects of the said James, by calling upon James LOMISON at his tavern house, in Beaver Meadows, where a release will also be prepared for execution by James LOMISON and Geo. DOUGHTERY.
Notice All Persons indebted to the estate of the late Joshua KEENEY of Braintrim, Luz. co. are requested to make immediate payment, and those having claims against said estate, to present them duly attested, for settlement to Seth L. KEENEY, Charles KEENY, Executors, Braintrim.
Dissolution of Partnership of SMITH & BEHEE.
Coal Stoves of approved patters, for sale by Z. BENNETT
Coach, Gig and Wagon Manufactory, Wilkesbarre by G. A. DAVIS.
Cabinet & Chair Making, Wilkesbarre by James C. HELMS.
New Goods advertised at the stores of W. &. J. HIBLER, Jacob SINTON and Ziba BENNETT.
Estray Recently came to the enclosure of the subscriber, in Nescopeck township, a light roan colt, two years old last Spring; the owner is requested to come forward, prove property, pay charges and take him away. Conrad LINES.
Cash paid for Wheat. The subscriber having erected a New Flouring Mill, will pay the highest Cash Price for Wheat delivered at the store of Wm. SWETLAND & Co. The New Merchant Mill which he has erected at the old stand recently occupied by Uriah SWETLAND, or the main road leading from New Troy across the mountain to KEELERS, about 2 miles from the store, is now in first rate order, and is so constructed as to be able to run constantly at all seasons of the year. It is secured from the winter and the drought of summer will not seriously affect it, therefore people at the distance may be assured of having work done promptly at any time. He is fitted up the old mill for Clover and Plaster, And is now ready to receive plaster which will be ground on the shortest notice. William SWETLAND. W. SWETLAND and Co. have on hand an extensive Stock of Goods, and intend keeping constantly a large and general assortment of such goods as are usually kept in country stores together with Drugs, Medicines, Paints, &c. which they will be happy to furnish their old friends and customers on the best terms. New Troy.
New Goods at the Store of C. SHERWOOD, Falls.
O. DONLEVY, Surgeon Dentist, Wilkesbarre.
For Sale A lot of land containing about acre with a small fame house, on Ross Street, Wilkesbarre. Henry COLT.
Estrays Estrayed from the enclosure of the subscriber on Monday last Four Milch Cows and Two Small Heifers. John DERSHIMER, Exeter.
Estate of Jacob SMITHERS, deceased. At an Orphans’ Court held at Wilkesbarre, in and for the county of Luzerne November 8th, 1834, rule upon the heirs and legal representatives of Jacob SMITHERS, dec’d, to appear on the first Monday of next term, to choose or refuse the several portions of said Estate and now to wit: April 10th 1837, the above rule continued until the first Monday of August next, and it was further ordered by the Court, that fifteen days personal notice will be to the heirs residing in Luzerne county, six weeks notice to be given to the heirs not resident in the county by publishing in the Republican Farmer six weeks in succession, to be sent to them at their place of residence. John SMITH, Clerk’s Office, Wilkes-Barre.
List of Letters remaining at the Post office at Pittston, quarter ending June 30th:
Elisha BLACKMAN, esq.
W. M. C. FAIRFAX
John STUCKER 1st
Miss Sarah MAHON
Miss Susanna MILLER
Mrs. Lucy DRAKE
Miss Louisa GIDDINGS
Thomas SMITH esq.
Mrs. Clara JOHNSON
Zeph. KNAPP esq.
Wm. S. KEDDY
A. R. BACON, P. M.
List of Letters remaining at the Post office at Tunkhannock, July 1st:
Tho’s D. CHOLLAR
R. R. CARPENTER
Asa K. STANTON
P. ROSS, Dept. P.M.
13 Sept. 1837
Luzerne Co. Conferees Geo. W. WOODWARD, (in whose place Thomas MYERS was constituted the delegate) George W. WILLIAMS, Dr. A. BEDFORD and Amzi WILSON.
20 Sept. 1837
A negro, by the name of Charles JEFFERSON was committed to Jail, a few days since, charged with an attempt to murder a man by the name of KOCHER, at Conyngham, in the lower part of this county, by shooting him with a rifle. Mr. KOCHER, we understand, has since died.
Luzerne Co. Democrat Delegate Convention Delegates met at the house late of Philip MYERS, in Kingston on Tuesday, 19th Sept. 1837:
Asa KNIGHT, Abington
Martin GRIPPIN, Blakely
Thomas MOREY, Braintrim
Thomas TATTERSHALL, Buck
Bonaparte BAKER, Carbondale
A. S. HONEYWELL, Dallas
Philip LEE, Eaton
Andrew LOMIS, Exeter
Miles AVERY, Falls
Titus SEWARD, Fairmount
William WELLS, Jr., Greenfield
George P. STEEL, Hanover
William KOONS, Huntington
John COBB, Jefferson
Platt HITCHCOCK, Kingston
John LINSKILL, Lehman
John EASTWOOD, Monroe
Cornelius VAN SCOY, Northmoreland
Philip MEIXELL, Nescopeck
William FELTON, Nicholson
George KREMER, Newport
Andrew R. BACON, Pittston
Jared R. BALDWIN, Plymouth
James H. PHINNEY, Providence
John TURNBACK, Sugarloaf
John V. SMITH, Tunkhannock
John R. DEAN, Union
Thomas J. WRIGHT, Windham
Thomas P. MECKER, Washington
B. M. ST. JOHN, White’s Haven
The Convention selected for a County Ticket:
For Assembly: William C. REYNOLDS, Henry STARK
For Coroner: Fisher GAY
For Commissioner: Gorton WALL
For Auditor, Oliver MC KEEL
Conferee Meeting of Luzerne, Wayne, Pike and Monroe, for the purpose of putting in nomination a suitable person for Senator for this district:
For Luzerne: William KOONS, Noah WADAMS, William SWETLAND, Thomas SMITH, Moses VAUGHN
For Wayne: Moses THOMAS, John MC INTOSH
For Pike: M. M. DIMICK
For Monroe (Eastern District): Morris D. ROBINSON, Peter SHAW
For Monroe (Western District): Joseph KELLER, John MERWINE
Ebenezer KINGSBURY, Jr. of Wayne Co., was nominated to represent this Senatorial district.
Public Vendue to be held on 30th Sept. next at the premises of E. F. LA FOUNTAIN, Wilkesbarre.
One Cent Reward. Absconded from the subscriber on Monday the 11th inst., an indented apprintice to the farming business, by the name of William COOPER. All persons are forbid harboring or trusting said runaway on my account as I shall pay no debts of his contracting. Capser ENGLER, Pittston
Notice to Creditors that we have applied to the Judges of the Court of Common pleas for the benefit of the Insolvent Laws of the Commonwealth, and they have appointed Saturday, the 4th day of November, next, at the Court House, in Wilkes Barre, to hear us and our creditors where you can attend if you think proper. John TURNER, Thomas BAKER, Isaac VAUGHN, Frederick NEIBELL
27 Sept. 1837
Luzerne County Regular Democratic Ticket Letters to the Editor 24 Sept. 1837, Gorton WALL, Nicholson, declines nomination for Commissioner and supports Andrew GORDINIER for that situation.
Democratic Citizens of Nicholson Township, held a meeting at the house of Harrison FENN, on Saturday the 16th inst. for purpose of electing a delegate to represent the township at the County Convention. The meeting being called to order by appointing Col. Andrew GORDINIER as President, assisted by William FELTON, Gorton WALL, as Vice President’s and Eli N. BACON as Secretary. Wm. FELTON was unanimously agreed upon as our delegate to the convention.
Died In this Borough, on the evening of the 23rd inst., Mrs. Mary, wife of Rev. HARRIS.
Died On the (no date) inst., in Wilkesbarre, Mrs. LYNDE, consort of John W. LYNDE, aged about 30
Estrays Came to the enclosure of the subscriber on Monday, the 18th Sept., a Dark Red Cow and a Brown Steer. John HITCHCOCK, Pittston.
For One Day Only New York City Circus will be in Wilkesbarre. Admittance to the box seats, 50 cents, pit 25 cents. Children under ten years of age, admitted to the Boxes with their parents at half price. No half price to the pits.
4 Oct. 1837
Monroe County Democratic Republican Meeting, held at the Public House of Adam ALTEMORE, in Chestnut Hill Twp., 2nd Oct., Abraham SHAFER, was called to the chair, Henry WEIS and Joseph HICKMAN appointed Vice Presidents, and Charles SPRINGHER and Christopher D. KILLER, secretaries. The following were elected to draft resolutions: Charles H. HENRY, Adam ALTEMORE, Frederick SIGLIN Jr., George SETZER, Wm. J. ROGERS, Philip HUFFSMITH, Henry SHUPPE, Nicholas ALTEMAN, Adam GITZ and George SHUFFS. Resolved that they cannot support the nomination of Ebenezer KINGSBURY Jr. for senator of the district and nominate Thomas DYER, of Wilkesbarre.
Married In New Troy on Tuesday the 28th Sept. by Fisher GAY, Esq., Henry K. CHRISTMAN, of Michigan, to Miss Elanor POLEN, of Exeter township.
Married In New Troy, on Tuesday evening the 2nd inst., by the Rev. John DORRANCE, Payne PETABONE, Esq., to Miss Caroline, daughter of William SWETLAND, esq., all of the former place.
List of Letters remaining at the Post Office at New Troy, Oct. 1st:
Miss M. JACKSON
Cyaenus M. SMITH
Silas E. WALTON
Col. E. DENISON
Wm. A. BARBER
SUMNERS & SUTPHEN
Wm. SWETLAND, P.M.
List of Letters remaining at the Post Office at Wilkes-barre:
J. W. BARNES
Ruth Ann BOYD
BIRDSELL & GARDNER
Daniel G. BAILEY
Mrs. Mary BREWER
Charles S. COX
Miss Cearlotte COX
Thomas FOSTER Jr.
Miss Sarah GRAHAM
Rev. Oscar HARRIS
Miss Francis H. JONES
M. S. LAUDEN
Mrs. Catholine MORGAN
Miss Sarah MC DONALD
Miss Hannah MC DONALD
Wm. MC ANELY
Jacob PENCE Jr.
Joseph STEELE Jr.
Dudley B. SMITH
Calvin D. VOSE
John H. WILLIAMS
Jacob WOOL Jr.
Mrs. Elizabeth WRIGHT
D. COLLINS, P.M.
List of Letters Remaining in the Post Office at Plymouth, Oct. 1st:
Miss Ellen COULSON
Hiram CULVVER [CULVER?]
Sarah D. KISHPAU
Engersrl N. WADHAMS
S. DEVENPORT, P.M.
List of Letters Remaining in the Post Office at Tunkhannock, Oct. 1st:
Francis B. BOLT
Geo. A. CARR
Miss Ada F. JENKINS
Mannel L. PESTARA
S. STARK, 2nd, P.M.
11 Oct. 1837
Died In Wilkesbarre Township on Tuesday the 5th inst., Abraham VAN FLEET, aged 78 years. The deceased was a faithful revolutionary soldier and served the campaign, of Gen. SULIVAN against the Indians. He has long resided in this valley, and was much respected by his friends and neighbors, who sincerely deplore his loss.
Orphans’ Court Sale to be held 6th November at 10 o’clock for a lot of land, with grist mill and other improvements in the township of Hanover, being part of lot no 1, bounded by land nor or late of John CARY and Alexander JAMESON, containing forty acres, with ac certain water right or privilege conveyed by George SIVELY, Gerge KRIDLER and Alexander JAMESON to Thomas H. MORGAN by deed & late estate of Thomas H. MORGAN deceased. Attendance given by John SCHROOP and Charles LUCKENBACK, administrators.
List of Letters remaining in the Post Office at Pittston Ferry, Oct. 1st:
Miss Clary KNAPP
Miss Sarah HOWARD
Miss Sarah MAHERN
A. BIRD, P.M.
18 Oct. 1837
Accident A young man named Jacob PHILIPS, narrowly escaped death by the bursting of a gun, on Friday week, at the TINICUM tavern, near the Lazarette. He was wounded in the shoulder.
Married In Bethany, Wayne county, on Monday the 9th inst., by Elder CURTIS, George H. LITTLE, of Rush, to Miss Harriet N. WOODWARD, of the former place.
Married In Northmoreland, by Elder FRIER, of Eaton, Eli GOSS, of Huntington, to Miss Sally Ann, daughter of Asa KEELER, Esq.
Married In Northmoreland, by Sherman LOOMIS, Esq., Garret BESTIDDER to Miss Mary Ann, daughter of Leonard ELLSWORTH.
Died In this borough, on Monday, the 16th inst., of consumption, Miss SCHROEDER, aged about 22 years.
Young Ladies’ Seminary Miss PERRY’S Seminary for young ladies, will be opened on Monday, Oct. 16th. Primary school will also be commenced.
Attention! Citizens Volunteers. The annual court of appeal for said corps will be held at the house of Mr. H. ALEXANDER, in Wilkesbarre, on Monday the 6th November next, commencing, at 9 o’clock, A. M. By order of the Captain, John C. SMOW, O. S., Wilkesbarre.
List of Letters remaining in the Post office at Whites Haven, Oct. 1st:
John D. CORTRIGHT
James W. GUFF
Robert S. TREGO
Humphrey D. LEONARD
B. M. St. JOHN, P.M.
1 Nov. 1837
Wyoming Claim Meeting for people who are in favor of the Claim, to be held on Nov. 7th at the house of Wm. H. ALEXANDER.
Fire Company! The members of the Young Men’s Fire Company of Wilkesbarre will meet at the Engine house on Saturday the 4th inst., at 4 o’clock. P. M. A punctual attendance is requested.
Married In Exeter, on the 25th Oct., by the Rev. R. FOX, Andrew MILLER, of Hanover township, to Miss Frances DIRSHAMMER, of Exeter
May Heaven’s blessings ne’er forsake Who send the Printer wedding-cake.
To Rail Road Contractors Sealed proposals will be received at the office of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company, Mauch Chunk, Wilkesbarre until 28th Nov., for Grading the Lehigh and Susquehanna Rail Road, extending from Whites Haven to Wilkesbarre. On the work there are two tunnels, one of about 600 feet, the other about 1600 feet in length; also some heavy embankments and deep rock cuttings. For more particular description of the work apply to E. A. DOUGLAS, the engineer, or assistants on the line.
Wanted Immediately At the Tailoring establishment of Am. MORSE, Wilkesbarre, two first rate Journeymen Tailors.
Did the Sheriff of Luzerne County attend more closely to his official business, and less to persecuting and endeavoring to break dow, the party that elected him, the public interests we opine, would be better served and les slanders disseminated. On the night preceding Monday last, FAGAN, the State’s Evidence in the case of the murder of MACOMB & another desperate ruffian confined with him, broke Jail, and have not as we have learned, yet been apprehended. It is understood that they effected their escape through a hole broken by them in the wall of their cell.
For Sale Real Estate situated on the waters of the Lehigh River, several miles above the village of Stadderdsville, on the Wilkesbarre and Easton Turnpike Road, viz: 8000 acres timber and 57 acres of flats, good farmer house, 35 by 18 feet, a good barn 30 by 40 feet, shedding 40 by 18 feet and a saw-mill. John NAGLE.
Estate of John EATON, late of Kingston, requests claims and payments. Robert EATON and Conrad KUNKLE, Adm.
Election of thirteen Directors to serve the Wyoming Bank, to be held 20th Nov. Edw. LYNCH, Cashier, Wilkesbarre.
8 Nov. 1837
Little business of consequence, has yet been transacted during the setting of court. The case of the MACOMB murder, in consequence of the escape of FAGAN, the States Evidence, has been postponed. FAGAN has not been we understand retaken. A reward of seventy five dollars was offered for his apprehension which has been increased to two hundred. We were in error last week, in stating that his escape was a hole broken through the wall by the side of the door, and the door unlocked by means of keys furnished him from some quarter, as was also another door through which they had to pass in effecting their escape.
Married On Sunday evening, by John MYERS Esq., PILIP ABBOTT, of Northampton Co. to Mrs. Syble RHONE of this place.
Married In this place, Oct. 31st; Henry STODARD, of Stodardsville, to Miss Mary DETRICK, of Linesville.
Dissolution of Partnership, heretofore existing under the firm of N. BACON; is this day dissolved. All debts due said firm will be paid to the late Senior Partner; and all Persons indebted to the said firm will please to settle the same immediately. Nathan BACON, Eli N. BACON, Nicholson.
Wyoming Bank declares a dividend of 4 per. cent. on the amount of stock paid in, out of the profits of business during the last six months, which will be paid after the 17th inst. E. LYNCH, Cashier.
Assessors of the several townships of Luzerne County to meet at the Commissioners Office at 9 o’clock A.M., Nov. 29th, to fix upon some uniform standard, to ascertain the real valuation of all property made taxable by law &c. C. TUTTLE, Clerk.
15 Nov. 1837
Board of the Susquehanna Canal Company:
James HEPBURN President
J. M. HALDEMAN
John C. BOYD
Wm. G. HARRISON
Notice To the public in general, and Merchants and Traders in particular: Whereas, certain persons having been in the habit of trading and having their goods charged to me, and otherwise, with a view to my paying for the same Now I take this opportunity of saying that I will pay no debts other than those contracted in my own proper person, or by orders duly signed. J. R. BALDWIN, Plymouth.
Reward for the capture of Cornelius FAGAN, charged with the murder of MC COMBS, who broke jail at Wilkesbarre on 29th October last. $100 reward for any person who shall apprehend the said fugitive within the County of Luzerne, and secure him in the Jail of said county. $200 if the said offender shall be apprehended and secured in the jail of any other jail in the commonwealth. FAGAN is an Irishman, states his age to be 22 years, but from appearance is somewhat older; five feet one inches high, light complexion, brown hair; weak eyes; down look; scar on the face and scar on one hand, one near thumb. Hand on when he made the escape, coarse gray pantaloons, blue vest and white linen round-about, but as there was assistance rendered by persons outside the Jail wall, his clothes probably changed. Given under my hand and the Great Seal of Harrisburg, this seventh day of November, 1837, by the Governor, Joseph RITNER. Thomas H. BURROWS Secretary of the Commonwealth. In addition to the above reward by the Governor, I hereby offer $200 Reward. Thomas MYERS, Sheriff, Luzerne County.
22 Nov. 1837
Married On the 2nd inst. by Rev. J. DORRANCE, Wm. DILLY to Miss Cathorine BUTLER, both of Wilkesbarre.
Married On the 9th inst. by the same, Samuel DIKENSON of Hadley Mass. to Miss Eleanor LAZARUS of Hanover.
Married On the 21st Nov. by John MYERS, Esq., James BRAGG to Miss Margaret MOORE, all of Wilkesbarre.
Estate of Benjamin DORRANCE, requests payments and claims. John DORRANCE, Cha’s DORRANCE, Executors.
Inquest of commonwealth of Pennsylvania enquireing for Luzerne county Respectfully represent, that they have examined the county jail, and are sorry to find that in its present condition it is by no means a place of safe custody for the prisoners therein confined. The floor of the dungeon’s are laid of loose stones, and subject to be easily removed. The door casings in several instances in the interior apartments, are loose and shattered and the door’s of insufficient materials and structure to safely contain the inmates, and the jail yard wall appeared to be constructed of small stone and badly put together. In fact the whole interior seems but poorly calculated to answer the purposes of a county jail. J. WRIGHT, Foreman.
Schedule Graduating the duties of wholesale and retail dealers in Foreign Merchandise, in the county of Luzerne, from the first day of May 1837 to the first day of May 1838:
Wilkesbarre: HOLENBACK and RUTTER*, NICHOLSON and BURTIS, Abraham THOMAS, Jacob SINTON*, Ziba BENNETT*, A. O. CAHOON & co*; Isaac S. OSTERHOUT*, William C. GILDERSLEAVE*, A H EMLY, C B DRAKE*, H C. ANHAEUSSER*, Lewis GROSHOLTZ and co, H F. LAMB, C P LANE, now LANE and MINER*, N S DRAKE*
Carbondale: J. BENJAMIN and co*, Harvey HACKELEY*, EGGLESTAN and WILBER, Edward H. CASTLE and co, GILIESPIE and PIERCE*, George F. KNAPP, Martin CURTIS*, Patrick MOFFITT*, Jesse WILLIAMS, Lewis G. ENSIGN, WILLIAMS and MONOW, Bartholomew MORRISON*
Kingston: William SWETLAND and co*, William C. REYNOLDS and co*, John R. COUDRY*, Elisha ATHERTON*, James JENKINS*, George SHOEMAKER*, W. CHURCH and co. now REESE and LEWIS*, Jacob RICE, Stephen P. HILL
Plymouth: GAYLORD and SMITH, John TURNER
Tunkhannock: Henry STARK*, P. M. OSTERHOUT*, Alpha DURHAM, Powers W. REDFIELD, Thomas OSTERHOUT*
Abington: David DEAN, D. W. HIMROA and co, Alva PARKER, D. W. GREEN, not J. VAUGHT*
Braintrim: J. and C. STURDEVANT*, T and J MORELEY*, WAKEMAN and co
Falls: Solomon STRONG, Chancey SHERWOOD
Greenfield: Charles BERRY*
Hanover: Silas ALEXANDER, STILES and THOMPSON*, CAHOON and co, NICHOLSON and SHOEMAKER
Huntington: William KOONS*, Benj HARVEY*, KOONS & GOSS, J and J BOWMAN, James BUCKALEW*
Nicholson: E S ROBERTS*, Nathan BACON
Newport: Jacob ROMAUGH*, Jacob FITZGERALDS
Northmoreland: Asa KEELER*, Chester BROWN*, PHOENIX and co*
Pittston: Andrew R. BACON, Crandal WILCOX, John ALMONT, Harris JENKINS*, COTRILL and DEWEY, now N. COTRILL*, Henry HERMANS*, William MERRYFIELD and co*, James H. PINNEY, KNICKERBACK and BLOOM
Plymouth: Samuel DEVENPORT, ABEL BOLDWIN
Sugarloaf: A. G. BROADHEAD*, Jacob DRUMHELLER*, STILES and THOMPSON, Henry SYBERT*, Jacob BILHUMER, Joseph ENGLE*
Salem: Sebastin SYBERT*
Union: E W CARRY, BROTHERS, end co, Ziba MARVIN
Nescopeck: William LEVAN*, FRUIT and WOLENER*
Windham: REDFIELD and co*, P. B. JENNINGS*, Daniel HICKS*, William H. BARNES*, Seth L. KEENEY
Covington: William DALE*
Bucks: Thomas TATTERSHALL*
Those whose names are marked with an [*] have paid the amount of their licenses. Those who have not paid and against whom suits have not already been instituted, will do well to settle the same immediately, and save costs. George W. WILLIAMS, Treasurer of Luzerne co.
29 Nov. 1837
Married At Wilkesbarre on the 26th inst. by John MYERS Esq., Jacob FREDERICK, to Elizabeth ZIEGLER.
Notice to Bridge Builders The Commissioners of Luzerne County will be attend at the house of Joel ROGERS in Huntington, on the 5th day of December next, at 12 o’clock for the purpose of receiving proposals for building a stone arch bridge across the creek, between said ROGERS Gristmill and sawmill; and on the 7th day of the said month they will attend at the house of Mr. NEWMAN’S, in Eaton, for the purpose of receiving proposals, wooden arch bridge across Bowmans creek, near said NEWMAN’S. C. TUTTLE, Clerk
Notice to Creditors that we have applied to the Judges of the Court of Common pleas for the benefit of the Insolvent Laws of the Commonwealth, and they have appointed Saturday, the 30h day of December, next, at the Court House, in Wilkes Barre, to hear us and our creditors where you can attend if you think proper. James D. FORSMANS, John DALE, Henry POLLEN.
6 Dec. 1837
Dissolution of Partnership SPOETEL & RICHART, Dec. 1st.
20 Dec. 1837
Our supply of paper being exhausted, and the paper maker having none on hand; we were compelled to send some distance, to obtain a sufficiency for this weeks issue. It is of a smaller size by the column than the paper we have been accustomed to use, but it is the best we could obtain. The delay in publishing our sheet, is caused by our supply of paper failing. Next week we will be able to issue it at the usual time, and of the customary size.
Married Rev. J. DORRANCE, on the 3rd inst., Peter PEDDY to Miss Sarah NAGLE of Hanover.
Married By the same, on the 7th inst., Peter SHARP of Kingston, to Miss Elizabeth BREES of Exeter.
Married By the same on the 10th inst., Joseph HENDERSHOT of Wilkesbarre, to Miss Sarah SHOEMAKER of Hanover
Married At Pittston Luzerne Co. on the 10th inst. by Erastus SMITH Esq., Henry PRUNER of Pittston, to Miss Hariet Ann BRINK, formerly of New Jersey.
[The above four marriages were repeated in the 27 Dec. 1837 newspaper]
Plug and Penny Twist Verginia Tobacco V. PABSMAN, Wilkesbarre
27 Dec. 1837
Wyoming Claim the Committee of Correspondence request those who have friends in New York, Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan or any other State who are descendants of Wyoming sufferers to furnish their names of such friends, together with the town, County, and State, in which they reside, to the Committee; as we wish to forward to them a copy of our proceedings.
B. A. BIDLACK
Wm. S. ROSS
C. D. SHOEMAKER
Vendue of Household Furniture at Public Sale, January 9th, at the house of John HIBLER, Wilkesbarre Borough.
60,000 acres of Land for sale The Land known as the “Hope & co. Lands,” situate in the counties of Monroe, Pike and Wayne, in Pennsylvania, are offered for sale as they lie in connected bodies. Application may be made to John Hare POWEL or Eli N. PRICE, Philadelphia.
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