DIED—in this town, on the 25th ult. (December), Mrs. MARY METCALF, aged 78. She had for many years been a professor of religion and adorned the doctrine which she believed. When the hour of her exit arrived she calmly resigned herself to her fate, and bade a final adieu to the transitory scenes of this world, under the full conviction that through the merits of her Saviour she should inhabit another and a better.
COMMENT: Mary Abell (1736-1813) came from Lebanon, CT. In1754 she married her first husband Jared Clark and bore him nine children. After his death in 1775, she then married her cousin Zebulon Metcalf (1729-1802), a widower with seven children, and about 1800 they moved to Pierstown, above Lake Otsego, in what was known as the Metcalf settlement. By “professor” the article means only that she was a publicly devout Christian—not that she taught religion in any formal fashion.
THE members of the “Otsego Sugar-Stick Society” are requested to meet at OSTRANDER’S Coffee-House, on Monday Evening the 3d of January, at 6 o’clock. PER ORDER. Dec. 30th, 1813.
COMMENT: Ostrander’s was at today’s 184 Main St., Cooperstown.
Victory in the South
Fourth Victory Over the Creek Indians. Washington City, Dec. 17. Gen. Floyd of the Georgia militia has prostrated a body of Indians in the Creek nation. With 900 men and 400 Indians he precipitated himself upon...their principal town, attacked 1500 warriors, killed 200 and burnt the town. It was perhaps one of the largest and best built Indian villages in North America having 400 houses. His loss was only 11 in killed, and 54 in wounded.