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Otsego Herald

May 1, 2014

Fire at Benjamin & Barnard


COMMENT: Andrew W. Burrell [or Burwel] married Hannah Graves (b. 1788), daughter of Recompense Graves (1756-1821) and Susanna Little Graves (1759-1813). Her parents had moved to Cooperstown in 1793.

On the same evening, JOEL PEEBLES, Lieut. in the U.S. army, to Miss SALLY OSTRANDER.

COMMENT: Joel Peebles had become First Lieutenant in the 29th Infantry Regiment on April 30, 1813, and was promoted to captain on Aug. 5, 1814. He was born in Massachusetts in about 1791, lived in Pittsfield and New Berlin and was last heard of in 1870 in Wellsville. Sarah (Sally) Ostrander (1795-about 1865) was probably the daughter of Cooperstown innkeeper Moses Ostrander.

Grants to Colleges

Promotion of Literature — By an act passed at the late session of the [NY] legislature, 100,000 dollars is granted to Union College, for completing the buildings already commenced, and for erecting such others as the trustees may deem requisite; 30,000 dollars for discharging a debt already contracted by the said trustees; 20,000 for increasing the library, and extending the philosophical and chymical [sic] apparatus; and 50,000 dollars to augment the charity fund of said college.

40,000 dollars to Hamilton College.

To Columbia College, a tract of land in the city of New York, known by the name of the Botanic Garden; on condition that the college establishment be removed to the said tract of land, within twelve years.

30,000 dollars to the College of Physicians and Surgeons in the city of New York.

The amount of all the grant of be raised by lottery, and interest for six years is allowed on the same. ... Two classes of the lottery to be drawn in each year; but not to commence until all the lotteries previously authorized by law shall be completed. – N.Y Gazette.

COMMENT: Monies raised by lotteries remained the main way in which New York State funded local colleges. In cash, the $200,000 for Union College in Schenectady was by far the largest amount. It enabled Eliphalet Nott, who was President of Union College from 1804 to 1866 (!) to complete its planned campus designed by the French architect Joseph Jacques Ramee (1764-1842).

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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