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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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Otsego Herald
  • 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