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January 10, 2013

Warships ordered

From the Otsego Herald

For Saturday, Jan. 9, 1813

Compiled, with comments

by HUGH C. MacDOUGALL

Died, at Cleveland, in the state of Ohio, on the 6th ult. [December] of the typhus fever, MR. ELEAZAR, Jun.

COMMENT: Eleazar Loomis, Jr. was born April 30, 1788 in the Town of Otsego, the son of Eleazar Loomis (1766-1847) and Julia Coleman (1768-1836). He never married. He had five brothers and four sisters. The family originally came from Lebanon, Connecticut. I have not discovered what young Eleazar was doing in Ohio.

Miracle in the near east

It is confidently rumored that the Rev. Mr. Mendior the Portuguese Rabbi, received a letter a few days since from the Rabbis of Jerusalem, informing him that there had been no darkness in the sacred city for three days and three nights, in consequence of a cloud of fire which rested on a tree in the vicinity, and that the third day it vanished, to the general consternation of the inhabitants.

The tree, it is observed, was not damaged by the miraculous and awful event; we are confidently assured by very serious authorities, that no doubt exists among the children of Israel, in this metropolis, as to the verity of this extraordinary communication.

The following is a letter from Malta: “I have to inform you of a phenomenon in Syria, in April last. A pillar of fire, of an immense size was seen towards the east, and remained in view three days and nights, during which no sun, moon, or stars were seen, yet the light was sufficient for seeing any object. This has given rise to many conjectures among the learned men of this place. The Nile has risen two months before the usual time.

COMMENT: Though this event was noted in other newspapers, which in turn were cited in at least one private diary, I have not found any further details.

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