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July 11, 2013

American Frigate Lost


As this article suggests, General Dearborn was sent home in 1813 and reassigned to administrative duties. President Madison tried to get him reinstalled as Secretary of War, but the Senate refused to confirm him. After the War of 1812 he served briefly as American Minister to Portugal. Major General Morgan Lewis (1754-1844) was a New York politician (Governor from 1804-1807) and served as Quarter-master General during the War of 1812, as well as on active duty. In New York State Lewis County, and the Towns of Lewiston and Lewis, are named after him.

Twenty Cents Reward

RUN away from the subscriber on the 30th of June last, an apprentice boy, named John Burrell, in the sixteenth year of his age; this is therefore, to forbid all persons harboring or trusting him on the penalty of the law — whoever will return said apprentice, shall receive the above reward and no charges paid. ASAEL WHIPPLE, Hartwick, July 5, 1813.

COMMENT: Asael (Asahel) Whipple (1764-1846) died in Hartwick on July 1, 1846 and is buried in the old Hartwick and Robinson Cemetery. He came from Providence, Rhode Island, married Lucy Wood (1762-1847) in 1784, and had three children. He settled in Hartwick in 1795, and in 1818 became a Justice of the Peace.

Another Runaway

Left the subscriber, on the 25th of June last, Stephen Thorn, an indented servant, 14 years of age. Whoever will return said Thorn shall be entitled to three cents reward and no charges paid. SETH POPE. Burlington, July 2, 1813.

COMMENT: Seth Pope (1775-1857) came from Plainfield, Conn., and inherited the farm in Burlington, that his father had purchased from William Cooper. There he cared for his mother until her death. He had two wives, 12 children, and died in Cortland.

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  • 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

  • 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