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Otsego Herald

January 2, 2014

Burning Of Niagara-On-The Lake



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.

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  • General Swift killed Ontario Repository, July 19, We have received ... orders ... announcing that on Tuesday evening, July 12, Brigadier General John Swift, of Palmyra, in this county, was killed in a most perfidious manner, by one of the enemy. The General had volunteered to reconnoiter the enemy's positions and works at Fort George, and took with him 120 men.

    July 24, 2014

  • 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