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Otsego Herald

May 15, 2014

Oswego held for 15 hours


There was stolen about 2,000 dollars in bank notes. Mr. Wells’ brother, who lives on the opposite side of the river, perceived the store closed after breakfast the next morning ... came over, when ... he was found lying on the door weltering in his blood.

COMMENT: No one was convicted of the murder, but about 20 years later a man in New Jersey awaiting execution for another crime, “declared that he had committed the murder of Wills [sic] ... He ... stated such circumstances ... as would probably have been sufficient ... to have produced his conviction.”

Steamboat News

Steam-Boat travelling has increased beyond all calculation on the Hudson, since its introduction by Messrs. Fulton and Livingston. There are now plying on the north river no less than five boats, four of which perform a passage from New-York to Albany and the other to Poughkeepsie, and back again once in each week, several of which have carried upwards of two hundred passengers at a trip. — Columbian

Distressing Accident. Yesterday afternoon, Mr. LEWIS RHODA, Mr. Fulton’s chief engineer, accidentally got entangled in the works of the new Brooklyn Steamboat, Nassau, had his left arm torn off, and his neck strained. He survived only three hours! — Columbian

COMMENT: The Nassau had just begun service as a ferry between Manhattan and Brooklyn. The local press was ecstatic about this “new and beautiful boat,” which “surpassed the expectations of the public,” crossing in four to eight minutes. “On the day of her commencement she carried at one time 549 passengers, one wagon and two chairs [two wheeled chariots] with their horses, and one saddle horse.”

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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