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Washington County Post, 5/5/1846
Odds and Ends
Extra special thanks to Charlotte Falkowski for submitting these articles!
#7 Washington County POST Salem, NY May
On the 30th ult, by the Rev I.O. Fillmore, Mr. William W. Curtis to Miss Freelove Warner, daughter of Mr. Solomon Warner of Jackson.
In Sandgate, VT., on the 30th ult. by the the Rev. George W. Freeman, Mr. William R. Matteson of West Rupert, VT. to Miss Sarah A. Botsford of the former place.
In Hebron, McHenry County, IL, on the 1st of January last, Mr. Henry King, formerly of this town, to Miss Catherine Record, both of Hebron.
On the 22nd ult. in the 1st Colored Presbyterian Church, NY. by Rev. Charles B. Ray, Rev. Theodore Sedgewick Wright, pastor of said Church to Miss Martha M. Ackerly of Brookhaven, L.I.
In Danby, VT. on the 21st ult. by the Rev. Stephen Martindale, Mr. William P. Robertson of North white Creek, NY to Miss Sylvia H. daughter of Elery Staples of Danby, VT.
At Canterbury, Orange County, NY on the 11th ult. Catherine, youngest daughter of Rev. William Cruickshank, in the 15th year of her age.
In this town on the 28th ult. Margaret Ann, oldest daughter of Peter Cruickshank, Jr. in the 15th year of her age.
Bound for a few sad, fleeting years
In Whitehall on the 29th inst, the Hon. Melancton Wheeler in the 70th year of his
age. He was born in Huntington, LI June 13th,1770-has been for more than half a century a resident of
Whitehall and was one of the oldest inhabitants. His history is intimately connected with the rapid growth of this village and with institutions of benevolence designed to alleviate the sufferings of the indigent and unfortunate. He will long be remembered as the unfailing friend of the poor.
Whipped To Death:
The Shawnee-Town( Illinois) Gazette of the ninth inst.
mentions a disgraceful occurrence which took place in Vienna near that
place. A man names Kersey, from Marion stopped at Vienna over night, the next morning he stated he had been robbed of over a $100.Suspicion fell upon a
Negro man, they endeavored to make him confess his guilt but without success. At
length, it was determined to take him out and whip him.
Accordingly he was taken out, tied up, and the lash laid on by Kersey, and several others. After several places had been names by the
Negro as to where he had concealed the money, and each found to be
false, the whipping was repeated. At length some of the bystanders interfered
declaring the Negro could not bear any further punishment and forcibly cut him down. He was then conveyed toward the
jail, but before reaching that, and within fifteen minutes after he was cut loose he dropped down dead.
A "downeast " Paper publishes the following advertisement. It is certainly a decided hit at a very unmannerly and vulgar practice.
One hundred and seventy-five young men of all shapes and
sizes, from the all and graceful dandy with hair enough on his upper works to stuff a barbers cushion down to the little hump-backed,
freckled face bow-legged carrot headed upstart. the object is to form a gaping corps to be in attendance at
the church doors on each Sabbath before the commencement of divine
services, to stare at the females as they enter, and make delicate gentlemanly remarks on their
person and dress. All who wish to enlist in the above corps, will appear at the various church doors next
Sabbath morning, where they will be duly inspected and their names, appearances
and quantity of brains registered in a book kept for that purpose and published in the newspapers. In order to Prevent a general
rush, it will be well to state none will be enlisted who possess intellectual capabilities above that of a well bred
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