On Friday the search was again renewed, by a large company of foot and horsemen; and just as all hopes of finding it were vanishing and exertion had almost ceased, it was accidentally discovered by some persons who were going a fishing, sitting among the ruins of an old cabin, about two miles and a half from its home! and we are happy to say, has received no material injury from exposure.
When found, it had a stone in its hand resembling in shape a biscuit which it carefully rolled in its slip (the only garment it had on) and holding it concealed there with one hand, extended the other to its deliverer.
TO SUPERVISORS. As it is believed that much inequality has hitherto existed in the system of Taxation in this county, owing to the disproportionate rules which have been adopted by the assessors of the different towns in the valuation of real and personal Estates ... it is ... recommended to the Supervisors of the several towns in the County of Otsego, to ascertain ... the manner in which valuations ... have been made ... in order that the Board of Supervisors may ... be able to detect such inequality if it exists, and form the rolls of the several towns in a uniform system ...
E[lihu] PHINNEY, Clk. Bd. Supervisors, August 19,1813
COMMENT: And you thought that equalization of tax rates was a new problem???
At New-York, on the 12th inst. SAMUEL OSGOOD, Esq. Naval Officer
At East-Haven (Connecticut,) ORLANDO BENTON, Esq. Attorney at Law, late of Unadilla, in this county.
COMMENT: Samuel Osgood (1747-1813) was the first United States Postmaster General (1789-1791), Speaker of the New York State Assembly (1800-1801), and first President of the City Bank of New York (1812-1813), and Naval Officer of the Port of New York (1803-1813). During the American Revolution he led a company of Minute Men at the Battles of Lexington and Concord.