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VT Watchman & State Gazette, 4/25/1826



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VT. Watchman & State Gazette Tue. 4-25-1826


Revolutionary SOLDIERS! of the County of Washington and its vicinity--You are reminded that the anniversary of independence, the day of our national jubilee, draws near. The sons of '76--one and all--are invited to assemble at the MONTPELIER HOTEL, on the first Tuesday of June next, to make the necessary arrangement for celebrating, on the 4th of July, the 50th anniversary of AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE.--At the request and in behalf of my Revolutionary associates.


Montpelier, April 20, 1826.

VT. Watchman & Stat Gazette Tue 4-25-1826


On Tuesday the 11th day of May next, at the tavern of J. MANSFIELD, in Randolph, sale to commence at 9 o'clock, A. M. the following will be sold to the highest bidder.

All the land situated in Braintree, belonging to the estate of JAMES BRACKETT, of Quincy, Mass, deceased, being about

1600 ACRES,

With all the Buildings and privileges to the several parcels belonging. At which time the conditions of sale will be made known.

Per order of the other executors to the last will of the said James Brackett.



Will be sold at public auction agreeably to an order of the Hon. Probate Court for the district of Washington, on the 5th day of May next, at one o'clock P. M., on the premises, all the real estate of SOLOMON MANN, ` late of Montpelier deceased, except such as said deceased as under contract to convey in his life time, lying in Montpelier Village, being the brick tavern lately occupied by said deceased, and appurtenances, together with about 20 acres of land adjoining, unless previously disposed of at private sale.


Montpelier, April 22, 1826.

Vt. Watchman & State Gazette Tue 4-25-1826


In Warren, on the 3d inst. by Elder Nathaniel Stearns, Mr. Simeon Ralph, to Miss Marcia H. Parsons, Printer in Woodstock please to notice this.

In Brookfield, on the 12th inst. by Rev. Elijah Lyman, Mr. Daniel Stiles, Jr., of Northfield, to Miss Eliza Smith.

In Waterbury on the 20th inst. by the Rev. D. Warren, Mr. James Grow, of Stow, to Miss Miranda Kiagsbury, of the former place.


In this town, very suddenly of fits, Mr. Daniel Howett, aged 27. In this village, Mrs. Sally, wife of Mr. Samuel Johnson, a respectable woman of color, aged 23--Also an infant child of the deceased.

In this town, on the 20th inst. Mr. Alexander Parker, aged 79.

In Brookfield, on the 15th inst., Sophia, daughter of the Widow Sophia Hubbard, and of the Moses Hubbard, Esq., aged 2 years and one month.

In Randolph, on the 14th inst. Freeman Cleveland, aged 11 years.--on the 15th, Mr. Peter Edson, aged 76.--on the 17th, Mr. Abijah Osgood, aged 61, of measles.

In Barre, on the 15th inst. Mr. henry Smith, aged 47. Printers in Mass., New York, and Missouri, please notice this.

In the city of New York, on the 15th inst. Mr. Aucus Danforth, aged 24 years, formerly of this village.

In Craftsbury,on the 6th inst. Mercy, daughter of Mr. David Kendall, aged 13, also a child occasioned by falling into the fire about three weeks previously

In this village, a child of Mr. Ambrose Bancier, aged 9 months.

In Bridgeport, Conn., Hon PIERPONT EDWARDS, District Judge of the United States, for the District of Connecticut. He ws born at Northampton in the state of Mass., in April, 1850. He was the youngest and last surviving child of the celebrated Jonathan Edwards. For a long series of years he was pre-eminently distinguished at the bar, for the profundity of his local acquirements, the energy of his mind, the brilliancy of his wit, and the splendor of his eloquence.




In Probate Court, holden in Montpelier, within and for said district, on the 21st day of April, A. D. 1826.

ANDREW ENGLISH, administrator on the estate of JAMES ENGLISH, late of Marshfield, in said district, deceased, presents his petition to said Court, shewing, that the said James, was, in his life time, under contract to deed to one Simeon Gage, of said Marshfield, certain lands and appurtenances, lying in said Marshfield, to wit, part of Lot No. 3, in the 5th range, containing about one acre, with certain water privileges there one, which said contract was, at the decease of said James, and still is, unexecuted, praying that he the said Andrew may be licensed and authorized to convey said premises according to the terms of said contract;

WHEREUPON, it is ordered, that said petition come under the consideration oat the Probate Office, in Montpelier, on the 10th day of May next, and that notice hereof be given to all concerned, by publication of this order, in the Vermont Watchman & State Gazette, printed at Montpelier, in said district, three weeks successively, that they may appear and shew cause, if any they have, why the liberty and authority requested in the said petition should not be granted.

By the Court,

Attest, DAN'L P. THOMPSON, Reg.


The subscribers, having been appointed by the Honorable Probate Court, for the District of Washington, commissioners, to receive, examine, and adjust all claims and demands of all persons, against the estate of


Late of Stow, in said district, deceased, represented insolvent, and the term of six months from the 8th say of April, A. D. 1826, being allowed, by said court,. To the creditors of said deceased, to exhibit and prove their respective claims, before us--Do give notice, that we will attend to the duties of our appointment at the dwelling house of Calvin Sartle, in Stow, in said district, on the first Mondays of July and October next, at eleven o'clock, forenoon, on each of said days.


April 17, A. d., 1826.


This may certify that I have given JAMES BROWN, my son, his time, with the privilege of making contracts and transacting business without my agency or control; consequently, I shall not hold myself responsible for any of his debts after this date.


Newport, April 15, 1827

If a person, formerly by the name of Miss POLLY SMALL, and supposed to have married a man by the mane of BENJAMIN BAKER, in Montpelier, or its vicinity, or her heirs will call on the Printer of this paper, or the Postmaster of this village, you may hear of something of your advantage.

Montpelier, April 15. 1826

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