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Otsego Herald

March 27, 2014

Recovering after the fire


The Herald Is Not Pleased

To the Patrons of the OTSEGO HERALD. It will be seen by our paper of to-day, that a new paper is about to be established in this village, by Mr. Clark, who has lately managed the editorial department of the Herald. Without animadverting on the futility of maintaining a third newspaper establishment in this town, we would merely observe, that as many might be induced to suppose, that by this arrangement, the Otsego Herald would become extinct, the proprietors have thought proper, with a view to correct any erroneous impressions, to inform their friends, and the public, that they are determined to continue their establishment, and that nothing on their part shall be wanting to render it deserving of their liberal patronage, which has been heretofore extended to it, and which they confidently trust, will be continued. H. & E. PHINNEY.

COMMENT: In fact, the Watch-tower outlived the Otsego Herald, which went under in 1821, while the village’s third paper, The Freeman’s Journal (called the Impartial Observer, 1808-1809, and the Cooperstown Federalist, 1809-1817) is with us still. At least once, in the 1850s, Cooperstown again had three weekly newspapers.

“Great Battle”

Middlebury, March 2. About 12 o’clock on Saturday night, a detachment of the enemy were discovered in a large swamp in the east part of this town. A strong guard of citizens was immediately detached, and posted at short distances on the road near the mountain to cut off the enemy’s retreat until day-light.

On Sunday morning, a party was dispatched into the swamp to reconnoitre the enemy’s position. The main body, consisting of about 400 men, having surrounded the swamp, moved on the attack in four hundred divisions. The action commenced about ten o’clock, and about twelve became general throughout the whole line,

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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