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Otsego Herald

October 17, 2013

Cooperstown Elephant!


COMMENT: The village was that of Westmoreland, New Hampshire.

Two Sad Suicides

Youthful depravity and desperation. The papers gave an account, a few days since, of a boy, 13 or 14 years old, at Williamsburgh, Va. having shot himself, on the 10th instant, in consequence of receiving a severe chastisement from his father. An instance of equal singularity and savage hardihood in this city in Friday last, when Daniel Caugholin, a boy 14 or 15 years old and small for his age, having been corrected by his master for swimming in the river, immediately went and hanged himself with his handkerchief! – Columbian.

A Crime

Peter Pyner, a black man, was lately convicted of a rape, committed on the body of a white female, and received sentence of death, at Northampton, Mass. The circumstances in this case were stated to be extremely distressing, and his guilt clearly proved.

Execution in Portugal

Lisbon, May 8. Yesterday an Englishman, Mr. H. nephew of an English Peer [nobleman], late of the Impetueux, underwent the sentence of the Portuguese laws. The law for murderer decrees that he shall be strangled, and then have his head and hands cut off, and be removed to the place where the murder was committed, put upon a pole, with his hands nailed under the head, and there to continue three days....

COMMENT: “Mr. H.” is identified only as one “who had killed a Portuguese, in a quarrel which originated at a gaming table,” HMS Impetueux was a British warship, originally the French warship “America,” built in 1788, captured by the British in 1795. and serving in the British navy until 1813.

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  • British bomb Connecticut The inhabitants of Stonington have again distinguished themselves by their gallant and heroic defence of their little village and battery against the most "fearful odds" of the enemy. With a sufficiency of musketry and lighter field-pieces, we presume, to meet any attempt at landing their means of annoying the enemy consisted of only two 10 pounders, worked by militia or raw troops.

    August 21, 2014

  • British annex Maine Islands Royal Proclamation, by Capt. Sir Thomas Hardy, Baronet, commanding the Naval Forces, and Lt. Col. Andrew Pilkington, commanding the Land Forces of His Britannic Majesty, in the Bay of Passamaquoddy.

    August 14, 2014

  • Battle of Lundy's Lane The Late Bloody Battle. -- Extract from a letter from Dr. E. L. Allen, of the 21st Regt....Buffalo, 26th, July 1814

    August 7, 2014

  • NAVY IN SOUTH AMERICA British Perfidy New York, July 15th,1814--letter to Secretary of the Navy Sir--There are some facts relating to our enemy, and although not connected with the action, serve to shew [sic] his perfidy and should be known.

    July 31, 2014

  • 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