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Otsego Herald

August 15, 2013

Americans imprisoned

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DIED

In this town, on the 9th [August] of the typhus fever, Mr. Ira Thurston, aged 22 [possibly an Ira Thurston (1791-1814 —died Oct. 28, 1814) from Springfield, NY.)

Great Rainfall

Charleston, (S. C.) July 3. From Wednesday night last till yesterday morning, it rained almost incessantly. During that time there has fallen twelve inches, two quarters and five tenths of a quarter of water — a greater quantity than has fallen in the same space for many years before. Previous to this rain, there had been a drought for several weeks continuance, which had done great injury to vegetation; and it is to be feared that this unusual quantity of rain will be equally destructive as the drought.

TO THE PUBLIC

About commencing the Editorial care of this paper, the undersigned will for once dispense with an ancient established custom, by giving it to the public without a — PROSPECTUS — or in other words, a long list of fair PROMISES and PROFESSIONS, which may hereafter be thrown in his face for having failed in fulfilling them. His political principles are well known, therefore they need no explanation here. The course he is about to take will be unfolded as he proceeds in his labors, which he means to pursue by “managing his own affairs in his own way, unembarrassed by too much regulation.”

The improved appearance of the HERALD, it is hoped, will be an additional inducement to those who have hitherto so liberally patronized it to continue their favors, which will be thankfully received and duly appreciated. I. W. CLARK.

COMMENT: Israel W. Clark (ca. 1789-1828) only published the Otsego Herald for one year; Clark also published “The Watchtower” from 1813-1817, a weekly paper founded in Cherry Valley in 1813 but moved to Cooperstown the next year. He was a Presidential elector from New York in 1816 (when James Monroe was elected). In 1817 Clark purchased the “Albany Register” and hired politician-to-be Thurlow Weed (1797-1882), an old friend from Cooperstown days, to become its foreman.

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  • American victories at Chippewa From an authentic source, we are happy to be able to state, that our army under the command of maj. gen. Brown, crossed from Buffalo to the Canada shore on the 3d of July inst. and that Fort Erie surrendered to our arms at 6 o'clock in the morning.

    July 17, 2014

  • Civil War breaks out in Haiti The Baltimore American (extra) of the 22d, contains translations from the Royal Gazette of Hayti of the 23d of March; being official details of the capture of Fort Sabourin, by the troops of Christophe, from those of Petion, in a report of the Prince of Limbe, minister of war and marine, having under him the Duke of l’Arbonila and Duke of Grand Reviere, and 8 battalions of troops.

    July 10, 2014

  • Sacket's Harbor saved Dispatch from Brigadier-General Brown, to the Secretary of War ... June 1, 1813. SIR--You will have received my dispatch of the 29th [May] written from the field of battle ... that this post had been attacked by Sir George Prevost, and that we had succeeded in repulsing him ...

    July 3, 2014

  • Attack on Wareham undertaken Wareham [near New Bedford], June 14.... Yesterday morning we were informed of the approach of the enemy, and at about eleven o'clock A.M. they landed at the village called the Narrows, with a flag. There were six barges containing two hundred and twenty men.

    June 26, 2014

  • Victory won at Sandy Creek "I have the honor to transmit herewith Major Appling's report of the gallant affair which took place yesterday morning between a detachment of the 1st Rifle Regiment and Oneida Indians under his command, and a detachment from the British fleet, consisting of sailors and marines commanded by Captain Popham of the Royal Navy.

    June 19, 2014

  • Downfall of Napoleon Boston, June 4, 1814: We are able to give in our paper to-day the history of another surprising revolution in France.

    June 12, 2014

  • New ferryboat speeds travel Progress of the arts -- For several days past, the new ferry boat, invented by Moses Rodgers, Esq. of this city, propelled by the draught of six horses, has been plying between this city and Brooklyn, a distance of three quarters of a mile.

    June 5, 2014

  • Jackson victorious in Creek War Despatch from Gen. Jackson to Tennessee Governor [Willie] Blount, [from] Camp at the junction of the Coosee and Talapoosie, April 18th, 1814.

    May 29, 2014

  • Passing out bibles The annual meeting of the Otsego County Bible Society, will be held at the Meeting-House in Cooperstown, on Thursday the 9th day of June next. A sermon will be delivered by the first Vice-President at half past ten o'clock A.M.

    May 22, 2014

  • Oswego held for 15 hours A letter from Onondaga, dated 9th [May]...says: "On Thursday the enemy's fleet appeared off Oswego, consisting of 3 ships, 2 brigs, 2 schooners, and 11 gun boats, full of men.

    May 15, 2014