On Sunday evening last, two persons were committed to jail in Boston on a charge of High Treason. they were apprehended in Berwick, in pursuance of a warrant from the Hon. Judge Story, by Mr. Thaxter, Deputy Marshal, and conducted by him to Boston. We understand the charge alledged against them, is supplying the British ships off Cape Harbor with cattle. – Boston Chronicle
COMMENT: The two, brothers John and Ebenezer Hussey, were both Quakers, and were peddling some 50 head of cattle brought south from their home in Berwick (now in Maine). They sold the last 13 of them to British ships at Provincetown, on Cape Cod—and on Jan. 8, 1814, were arrested for high treason, but were absolved and released after 5 months in jail.
WHEREAS Mary my wife, had eloped from my bed and board, this is therefore, to forbid any person or persons trusting or harboring her on my account, as I am determined to pay no debts of her contracting. JESSE GLEASON. Columbus, Jan. 15, 1814.
COMMENT: It seems likely that this was the Jesse Gleason (1780-1844), who in January 1812 married Polly Mary Chase (1788-1868) in Oxford, Chenango County. If so, he seems to have forgiven her, for they had a large family, and are buried side by side in Guildford, Illinois.