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Otsego Herald

April 3, 2014

Fasting, humiliation and prayer


In 1819 Rev. Andrew Oliver (1762-1820) became the first moderator of the newly created Presbyterian of Otsego, and died in Springfield.

Washington Library

The annual meeting of the Washington Library Society, will be held at J. MUNN’s Hotel, Cooperstown, on Tuesday the 5th of April next, at 3 o’clock, P.M. for the purpose of electing officers for the ensuing year. ROBERT CAMPBELL, Librarian. Cooperstown, March 29, 1814.

COMMENT: This library seems to have been founded about 1820. Robert Campbell (1781-1847), a graduate of Union College, came from Cherry Valley to Cooperstown. In 1830 he became the first president of the Otsego County Bank.


DIED — In Hartwick, on Saturday, the 26th ult. [March] of a lingering illness, which she bore with christian fortitude and resignation, Mrs. DOROTHY MIX, aged 52, wife of Mr. Rufus Mix, of that town.

COMMENT: Dorothy Mix (1760-1814) was the wife of Rufus Mix (b. ca.1757), a Revolutionary War veteran from Connecticut. He later moved to Albany.

School Money Available

The proportion of School Money for the county of Otsego, has been received from the Superintendent of Common Schools. The several towns in the county can have the same for the year 1813, by applying for it. An order signed by all the Commissioners, will be necessary, which may be drawn payable to any one of them, or any other person — It will also be necessary that the Town-Clerk in each town certify that such persons were duly appointed Commissioners of Schools, at the last annual Town Meeting.

HENRY PHINNEY, Treasurer. Cooperstown, March 26, 1814.

COMMENT: “Common schools,” required in each town within walking distance of all potential pupils, were subsidized by the state (and by the towns themselves), but were neither free to parents nor compulsory.

For Rent

To Let, and possession given immediately, the room in the brick building, next door south of H. & E. Phinney’s Bookstore, lately occupied by Cory & Starr as a Dry Good and Grocery Store, with a commodious cellar under it. The room is completely shelved and fitted for Dry Goods or other Merchandize. For terms apply to H. & E. PHINNEY. Cooperstown, April 2, 1814.

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  • 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

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    June 26, 2014

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    June 19, 2014