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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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  • 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