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By Clayton, Deb, & Holice

VT Watchman & State Gazette, 4/30/1826



Extra special thanks to Holice B. Young for being such a trooper and typing a ton of old news articles! Without her this project wouldn't be here!



The Lewiston Sentinel, of the 6th inst. says: The military post at Fort Niagara is soon to be abandoned. The troops are expected to leave there about the 15th or 30th inst. The post at Sackett's Harbor is also to be abandoned about the same time. The steam-boat Superior has been chartered for the purpose of conveying the troops from buffalo to Green Bay. WE also learn that the British troops at Fort George are about to be removed from that place.

Mr. Jefferson's Lottery.--We observe by the Washington papers, that Messrs. Yates and McIntrye have been appointed to conduct Mr. Jefferson's Lottery. The tickets will be ready in a short time and the particulars of the plan made known. 11480 chances are fixed at $10 each.

A letter received by the editor of the Boston Patriot, communicates the unpleasant intelligence of the pressing of two American seaman form the Brig Pharos, Capt. Merchant of Boston, in the harbor of Sierra Leone, on the 6th of December last, by Capt. Clevering, of H. B. M. ship Redwing. One was returned after eleven days, the other was retained.

The collection made by the ladies in Paris, in favor of the Greeks, amounted to 50,000 francs.

A person by the name of Rickets has been convicted of murder in the second degree, in Philadelphia, for destroying the life of his own child by pouring Aqua Fortis on its body.

Hiram Hull has published the following advertisement in the Vermont Gazette:--"Notice! It is the request of the subscriber that his friends and cousins should suspend their visits for two years"

The New York times asserts, that "amongst the Chinese the males are only as one to thirteen.

Letters from Paris state that the French and English Ambassadors, at Constantinople, have received instructions to demand an immediate arrangement between the Turks and Greeks.

It was asserted in the French papers that the Duke of Wellington had completed his mission and left St. Petersburg.

Mr. Secretary Canning, in a late debate in the House of Commons took occasion to compliment the French government, on the disposition it had lately manifested to put down the SLAVE TRADE, and said he had the satisfaction to inform the house that "an order had been sent by the Spanish Government to Cuba which (should it be executed) would effectually put down the slave trade in that quarters."


"Nine miles above Pittsburgh, and immediately upon the north bank of the Monongahela River, is the celebrated battle ground called "Braddock's Field." It is famous for the destruction of an enemy intended to capture Fort Dequesne, crush the extending power of France, and control the Indians on our Western border. Here, Washington fought, and Braddock fell. On this spot, fifth Frenchmen ad two hundred and fifty Indians nearly destroyed the forty-ninth and fifty-first regiments of British regulars, though aided by a number of provincial troops. The battle was fought on the afternoon of the 9th of July, 1765. Seventy years have passed away, and yet the crumbling bones of men and horses are seen in every field for a mile in circuit. For many years, they were shrouded by a mourning wilderness of shadowy woods, but his has yielded to the busy axe, and the plough is annually driven amongst the skulls of the slain and the bones of the brave. Rich harvests wave over field fertilized by the blood and bodies of a thousand unburied men. The partridge whistles, and the reaper sings on the spot, where the cries of mortal anguish told the dread revelry of battle. "Twas her that the wildwhoop of fierce savages quelled the rallying cry of Europe's warriors. "Twas here that they drove the ruthless tomahawk deep in the crushed skull of the vanquished, and with yelling joy, tore the scalp from the head of the feeble and wounded, the dead and the dying.

The retreating survivors carried their wounded general with them until he died. He was buried about forty miles from the battle ground, in the centre of the road his advancing army had cut. To prevent the discovery of this, soldiers, horses and waggons, were passed over it, to save the body from savage dishonor, by thus concealing the trace of interment. Some of Braddock's affectionate soldiers so marked the trees near the spot where he was paid, that the recollections of those who visited the west many years after, could point to the exact place of his interments, now emphatically termed Braddock's grave. It is close to the northern side of the national road, seven miles east of Union Town.

It had been rumoured for an early period, that Braddock ha been shot by his men. More recently it has been stated by one who could not be mistaken, that in the course of the battle, Braddock ordered the Provincial troops to form a column--they, however, adhered to the Indian mode of firing severally from the shelter of a tree. Braddock, in his vexation, rode up to a young man by the name of Fawcett, and with his sword rashly cut him down.-- Thomas Fawcett, a brother of the killed, soon learned his fate, and watching his opportunity, revenged his brother's blood, by shooting Braddock through the body, of which wound he died. Thomas Fawcett s now, or was lately, living near Laurel Hill. He is now ninety-seven years of age."

Vt-1826-may30 Braddock


In Strafford, by Rev. Isaac Baker, the Rev. Joel Steele, of Lemster, N. H., to Miss Abigail Lain.

In New Haven, on the 18th inst., by Rev. Josiah Hopkins, Mr. Horace Crane, top Miss Mehitable English.

In Orange, Mr. John Peak, to Miss Melissa Ha;;.--Mr. Nathaniel Mills, to miss Submit Jackson.


In this village, on the 27th instant, Col. Chester W. Houghton, aged 47 years.

In Berlin, on the 17th inst., Mr. Robert Flanders, of a fever, aged 29 years. About seven years ago he became blind. Soon after this he cherished the hope that he was brought out of darkness into God's marvellous light. In his last sickness he was very patient, and appeared to die in peace.--On the 12th inst. An infant son of Mr. Alpheus Flanders. The day of his birth was the day of his death..--On the 22d inst. Betsey, wife of Mr. Alpheus Flanders, of a fever, aged 32 years. She appeared to be patient and resigned to the will of God in her sickness. She had left a disconsolate husband to mourn the loss of a kind and affectionate companion. (Communicated.

In Orange, on the 23d April last, after a short and distressing illness, Elijah Burnham Huse, aged 13. In his death, his afflicted parents are bereft of a worthy and promising son. In his sickness he was remarkable for the brightness and serenity of mind, and even, while struggling in the pangs of death, was enabled to say, "Do Lord Jesus, do come quickly." Printers in Windsor, are requested to notice the above.

In Randolph, on the 22d inst., Mr. Prichard Sprague, aged 27

In Tunbridge, on the 22d Inst., Mr. Benjamin Dow, aged 54.

In Corinth, on the 29th ult., Mr. Benaiuh Colby, aged 86.

In Brookfield, on the 27th ult. Miss Almira Fisk, daughter of Widow Mary Fisk, aged 25 years.--on the 4th inst. Mr. Benjamin Hyde, aged 83 years. he had no recollection of ever being confined by sickness till his last sickness.

In Berlin, on the 14th inst. Mrs.----Culver, wife of Mr. Jeremiah Culver, jr.

In England, Mrs. Ann Holmes, of Market Weigh, at the advanced age of 116 years.

Copyright Clayton Betzing, 2001

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