From a Cincinnati paper of May 24. On Friday afternoon, the 20th instant [May], while Archibald Craige and Thomas Craige his brother, sons of Mr. John Craige of Green township, Hamilton county, were busily employed in planting corn for their father, near his house, there came up a shower of rain, attended with thunder and lightning, when they both took shelter under a tree.
In a few minutes afterwards the tree was struck by lightning, and they were both killed.
On Saturday following, their remains were interred in one grave, in the burying ground at Hopewell Baptist meeting house, attended by a numerous procession of respectable citizens who evinced the deep and general regret excited by the unexpected event.
COMMENT: Still good advice.
The 74 building at Charlestown, which is to mount 110 guns, will be launched on Saturday, the 18th inst. (two years from the declaration of war) between 11 and 12 o’clock. – Pittsburgh Sun
COMMENT: The USS Independence was the first “ship of the line” and the largest ship in the American navy. She saw no real action, had a deck removed in 1836, became a “receiving ship” in 1857, and was decommissioned in 1912.