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but the boat got loose from the sloop, tinguished without doing any further and Mr. Johnson not having any oar mischief, than destroying the small to direct it, it drifted to a conside- house in which it commenced, and rable distance, near White's Island, a small quantity of provender. The though not near enough to enable fire is supposed to have originated him to get on shore. By this time from a lighted pipe which the hostthe tide had fallen, and the sloop ler was in the habit of taking with aground; so that his people could him into the stable. What is sinafford him no assistance. Thus, gular and fortunate, is that the fire beaten about by the ice, which float should have been subdued without ed down with the tide, he lay till any alarm whatever having extendmorning, when he was taken off, ed to the distance of more than two and carried to his house in Norwalk. or three squares, though the stable His limbs and body were so much was in contact with a large pile of frozen that the fiesh dropped from very inflammable pine wood, for the his bones. He lived nearly three use of the pottery. weeks, in the greatest agony, when he expired, and left a wife and several children to lament his loss. There are now living in Hilltown
Township, Bucks county, two aged women, who have surviving poste
rity down to the fourth generation ; Last week, in Suffield, a boy, One of whom can with propriety about twelve years old, living with say, Arise daughter, and go to your an indigent family, who were ill daughter, for your daughter's daughprovided with beds, solicited per- ter has daughters. The genealogy mission, the night being extremely of the other is intermixt with sons. cold, to sleep by the fire on the ground floor.' This, however, was refused him by the master of the house, who, on the boy's repeating Mr. Edward Moore, of Plumthe request, with his horse-whip stead township, went into the woods drove him into a cold garret, where to chop; his family, fearing some his only covering was a few rags ; accident had befallen him, went to and, in that situation, left him to the place where the sound of his spend the night. The cries of the axe was last heard. Near the boy, however, soon reached his ear; stump of a tree his lifeless body was he returned to the garret, and there found, his scull fractured. The beat and mangled him, till all com- limb of a falling tree, is supposed plaints were effectually silenced. to have struck him on the head, and The next morning the boy was to have killed him instantly. He found apparently lifeless; all the has left a widow and orphans, to lower part of his body frozen; an lament their loss in his untimely unequalled object of misery! There death. is no doubt that the boy, before this, is dead.
Washington, Feb. 20.
In the afternoon of Monday last, Baltimore, Feb. 20. between three and four o'clock, the A stable belonging to Mr. James inhabitants of this town were exBrown, potter, on the rear of his lot ceedingly alarmed by the cry of fire. in Granby-street, took fire about One of the houses, adjoining the seven o'clock this morning; but Union Tavern, and occupied by from its timely discovery, and the Mr. MLaughlin for the accomodaexertions of a few neighbours, we tion of part of his numerous boardare happy to say, the fire was ex- ers, was discovered to be enveloped
in smoke, and in a short time the
MARRIAGES. flames burst through the roof and windows, threatening destruction to December 12, 1804. AT New the whole square. Happily how York, Captain Edward Daniel to ever, through the timely, vigorous, Miss Ann P. Beekman, daughter of and well directed exertions of the the late Gerard J. Beekman. citizens, who appeared to vie with January 1, 1805. At Rochester, each other in rendering every assist- Massachusetts, Mr. Samuel Merry, ance to their unfortunate and suffer- late postmasterat Wilkesbarre, aged ing fellow citizen, the fire was en- 83, to the widow Dorothy Churchill, tirely extinguished; but not before of Rochester, aged 77. Fifty of part of the two buildings between their male descendants, and thirtythe Union and Mr. Rigg's brick three females, were present at the house had been consumed and pulled ceremony, which was performed by down. The damage sustained can- the Rev. Joseph Clark, a nephew of not, in our opinion, be overrated at the bride. three thousand dollars. The terror "6. In the island of Curracoa, Capand dismay occasioned by this dis- tain Cornelius G. Evertsz, of the tressing event, can be more easily Batavian navy, to Miss Sophia P. imagined than described. We feel Eksteen, late of the Cape of Good pleasure in recording the meritorious Hope, daughter of H. O. Eksteen, services of our fellow citizens from Esq. the city with a promptitude and 19. At Philadelphia, Mr. Archialacrity that calls for our highest bald Maxwell to Miss Sarah Greadmiration and sincerest praise. ble, daughter of Mr. Greble, of
We regret too that several of the Southwark. members of congress, and their la- 22. At Baltimore, Mr. Arahel dies, were driven from their com- Hussey, merchant, to Miss Sally fortable habitations. The loss sus- Keyser, daughter of Mr. Derick tained by them we expect was con- Keyser. siderable, for the confusion and hur- 26. At Philadelphia, Mr. John C. ry in removing was very great. Steinmetz to Miss Eliza Keel.
We understand that the celebra. 27. At Philadelphia, Mr. John tion of the anniversary of our illus- Souder to Mrs. Sarah Vanschiver. trious Washington, is frustrated by February 4. At Philadelphia, Mr. this unexpected event, almost every Philip S. Church, of New York, to article of luxury and elegance, pre- Miss Anne Matilda Stewart, daughpared for the occasion, having been ter of the late General Stewart. destroyed.
7. At Petersburg, Virginia, Mr.
Thomas Field, editor of the PetersAmount of fire-wood, inspected burg Republican, to Miss Susan in New York, during the month of Scott, of Dinwiddie county, in the November, 1804.
same state. Cartmen's Loads. 12. Dr. John Ruan, of Frankford,
6,569 Pennsylvania, to Miss Rachael M'Il18,227 vaine, daughter of Dr. M'Ilvaine, of 1,503 Burlington, New Jersey.
14. At Philadelphia, Mr. JereTotal 26,299 m iah Warder, jun., merchant, to Equal to 8,766 cords strict mea- Miss Ann Aston. sure.
Mr. George M‘Laughlin, printer, Hiccory. Oak. Pine. to Miss Margaret Boyle, both of Highest price
Philadelphia. per load S 3 34 2 26 1 75 Mr. Hazael Thomas to Miss Lowest
2 75 1 75 1 31 Tamzin Hoofinan, daughter of JaAverage
36 2 1 53 cob Hoofman, of Goshen, Chester Aggregate value $ 62,612 56 county.
Hickory Oak Pine
Mr. Abraham Cobourn, of Dela- discharged, on account of his ac. ware county, to Miss Tacy Worrel, vanced age, and came from thence of Thornborough, Chester county. to Nachitoches, where he has lived
Mr. Joseph Kirkbride Hillegas to about forty years. He got his living Miss Sarah Cooper, both of Phila- by day labour, was strong and ac
tive, could always perform a good Mr. Benjamin Smith of Rhode day's work, or walk thirty miles a Island, to Miss Sarah Tatnall, of day. He had had several wives ; Philadelphia.
for one, which he complained being Mr. Thomas Shipley, merchant, a hard bargain, he said he gave a to Miss Pielie Il'agner, daughter of British drummer twelve dollars, in John Wagner, Esq., all of Philadel. the Havannah. She came with him
to Pensacola, and, when he was disMr. George Hand, jun., mer- charged, he was obliged to sell her chant, of Philadelphia, to Miss Han- for six dollars. He was remarknah Chew, daughter of Mr. Aaron ably strong made, rather short, and Chew, of New Jersey.
full breast ; and, ten days before his Mr. George A. Snyder, jun., mer- death, appeared as likely to live chant, to Miss Margaret Aitken, twenty years as any man in the disdaughter of the late Mr. Robert trict. Aitken, all of Philadelphia.
November 11. At Gibraltar, of a Mr. Isaac Wood Norris to Miss comsumption, in the twenty-seventh Mary Vansise, daughter of Captain year of his age, Mr. Edward Joseph Vansise, all of Philadelphia. Bridges, of Philadelphia. The pro
Mr. John Shallcross, jun., mer- mising talents and studious habits of chant, to Miss Sarah Dewees, both this amiable young gentleman gave of Bustleton.
to his country the most flattering assurances of growing usefulness, and brilliant ornament. With a mind
of uncommon energy, and unremittDEATHS.
ed industry, Mr. Bridges was prose.
cuting his literary studies and pracNovember 8, 1804. AT Grand tice of the law, when the fatal hand Ecore, on Red River, of a typhus of disease arrested his progress, and fever, after eight days sickness, compelled bim to relinquish the John Miller, aged 96 years. This pursuit of fame for that of health. man never had a day's sickness in For this purpose, he sailed for Mahis life, small-pox, measles, &c., ex- laga, where, not being permitted to cepted, until the complaint that car- land, he returned to Gibraltar, only ried him off. He was born in Ger- to find a grave. many, and, in 1757, was a soldier in the French army in Canada. Be “ Dying ere scarce he had begun to ing out with a small party, he was live." taken prisoner by the English, and scon aiter left the French service, In the different walks and duties and enlisted in the British army. of life, the deceased was admired He was, in 1759, taken prisoner and and respected, by all who knew him. scalped by the Indians, and other. Fraught with the finest feelings of wise so wounded, that he was left humanity, his heart glowed with for dead. He was in the battle at the purest friendship, and the tenAbraham's Plains in 1759, and in derest affections of domestic love, 1760 was at the seige of Havannah, His country will feel the loss of his and was one of those who placed talents ; his companions, of his soand sprung the mines of the Moro ciety ; but his family, that of a son Castle. In 1763, after the Havan- and a brother. nah was restored to Spain, he was December 9. At his seat, Fleets removed to Pensacola, and was soon by, Northumberland county, Virgi
nia, James Henry, Esq., aged 73. ness to see his country assume a This respectable gentleman was a rank among nations, under a repubmember of the old congress, and lican form of government, and in within a few years past a judge of the full possession of civil and relithe general court bench of that state, gious liberty, for the attainment of
January 9, 1805. At Savannah, at which he had made so many sacria very advanced age, Dr. Noble fices. He had also the happiness Wimerly Jones, after a short and to see the spot on which Savannah painful illness, to which he submit- stands, in the course of seventy ted with the patience and resigna- years, from a wilderness, converted tion of a christian.
into a flourishing town, perhaps the This gentleman's family were the eighth in the union, as to commerneighbours of General Oglethorpe, cial importance. His amiable manin England, and came to Georgia ners and unremitting activity, as a with its honourable founder, at the physician, endeared him to a large earliest period of its settlement, Dr. circle of patients : indeed such was Jones having borne a commission, his ardour in his profession, that the in the year 1738, in the regiment hours which many persons gave to commanded by that officer. In the sleep, he bestowed upon the assistyear 1765, he was a member of the ance of the sick. In his domestic legislature of the province, and was relations, as a husband, parent, conthen distinguished by his opposition nection, and master, he was truly to the memorable stamp act. From exemplary; and those who lived 1768 to 1770, he filled the appoint- under his roof had daily opportuni. ment of speaker of the lower house. ties of admiring the invariable be. In 1771, he had become so obnoxi- nignity of his disposition. ous to the government, that, al. His remains, attended by the though repeatedly chosen by the Union and Medical Societies of Sahouse their speaker, he was com- vannah, the clergy of the different pelled to relinquish the chair, by denominations, and as great a conan arbitrary exercise of one of the course of citizens, as were ever asprerogatives contended for by the sembled on a similar occasion, were crown.
interred in the family vault in the When every honourable attempt, burial ground of that city, the bells on the part of this country at recon- of the Exchange and places of pubciliation had failed, and the oppres- lic worship tolling during the funesive acts of the mother country had ral, as a particular mark of respect reduced America to the sad alter to the deceased. native of surrendering her rights, Thus, in the course of a few or making a manly stand in defence weeks, by the deaths of Mr. Clay of them, Dr. Jones was chosen pre- and Dr. Jones, has that city been sident of the first provincial con- deprived of two of the oldest and gress in this state, which set aside most valuable citizens : men whose the powers of the royal government. faith in our holy religion was proHe was afterwards employed in se- ductive of works of kindness, chaveral confidential and important ap- rity, and great public spirit. pointments, until the fall of Charles. 20. Miss Susannah Linton, late of ton. On this event, in violation of Bucks county, Pennsylvania, aged 24 the terms of capitulation between years. the American and British generals, Few, very few indeed, lived more he was forced from his country and respected, or died more lamented, family, with a number of other pa. than our departed young friend. triots, few of whom have survived After suffering the most excruciathim, to undergo a rigorous confine- ing pain for a long time, she met ment at St. Augustine, until he was the grim messenger, Death, with exchanged, near the conclusion of that composure which is the result the war. Dr. Jones had the happi. of a well spent life; depending entirely upon the merits of her Savi. any panegyric that could, in any our.' She was not afraid of launch- wise, be adequate to the worth of ing into death's sable waters, being the deceased, whose heart was a fully persuaded, that he would put depository of the social virtues in a under her his everlasting arms, and very eminent degree; philanthroland her safe on Canaan's happy pic, benevolent, and kind to all; the shore.
rich and poor were alike the objects
of his affection; he was humble, " Say, shall we mourn, because her con- meek, and unassuming in his manflict's o'er?
ners; his natural disposition was Say, shall we weep, because she weeps cheerful ; his genius bright, and his no more?
fancy lively; his mind, cultivated by Oh! what is life, and all this life can grace, was stored with the most usegive,
ful information ; religious conversaWe taste, but not enjoy ; we breathe,
tion was his element; his love of not live,
the Saviour was such, that he made True joy and real life are fix'd above,
his gospel the rule for the governThe only objects worthy of our love.
sment of his faith and practice, the Lament not then, that lov'd Susannah's ?
requisite evidence of our love. John gone, Her time of trial's past, her work is xiv. 15. was not lacking with him, done;
for he yielded willing and implicit Her hope did firmly on her God depend, obedience to all the commands enShe stood Christ's faithful soldier to the joined in the gospel, “ looking un. end,
to Jesus the author and finisher of And shall that crown of victory obtain, his faith,” and endeavoured to follow Which saints expect, and martryrs died Him who is “ the way, the truth, to gain.”
and the life.”
21. At Charleston, South Carolina, Mrs. Elizabeth Eggleston, a native of Philadelphia, in the twenty NOTES FROM THE EDITOR. eighth year of her age.
Near Fincastle, Virginia, William OF his many valuable corresponDunkin, at the advanced age of one dents, the editor has chiefly refrainhundred and twenty-four years, pose ed from any other kind of notice sessed of all his faculties.
than is given by a prompt and ac24. At Charleston, Massachusetts, curate insertion of their communiThomas Macdonough, Esq., aged cations. This is the best proof he sixty-five, consul of his Britannic ina. could give of his gratitude and apjesty for the eastern department of probation. Others, whose commuthe United States.
nications have not been fully adaptAt Lexington, Kentucky, on the ed to the nature of his work, he has twenty-first of January, Mr. Peter thought it most respectful and agreeJanuary, sen., formerly of Philadel- able to their authors to pass over in phia, an aged and respectable citi. silence. zen of that town.
The writer of the Memoirs of 26. At his house, in Germantown, Carwin was influenced to discontiJustus Fox, type-founder and printer, nue the publication of that work in the sixty-ninth year of his age. from a persuasion that the narrative He was a native of Germany, but was of too grave and argumentative came to this country when very a cast to be generally amusing. He young. His memory will long be has, however, received so many and revered by a large circle of friends such urgent intreaties to resume the and relatives, with whom he lived story that he should not be justified beloved, and died lamented. The in suppressing it any longer. Herewriter of this is conscious that his after it will be continued with reguabilities are incompetent to offer larity.