Should the Mechanics of different towns think proper to meet and choose a committee to meet on the above day every purpose will be answered thereby.
Daniel S. Stanton, Simeon Lawrence, Jas. S. Smith, Joseph Mulkin, Jacob Pratt. Laurens, Jan. 16, 1814.
COMMENT: Prices were rising during the War of 1812, and these workers were seeking to combine forces so as to set higher wages. I don’t know whether it worked!
Absconded from the service of the subscriber, on the 18th inst. Richard Rice, an indented apprentice. All persons are forbid trusting or harboring said apprentice, on penalty of the law—whoever will return said boy to the subscriber shall receive one half cent reward, but no charges. SAMUEL W. STANTON. New-Lisbon, Jan. 24, 1814.
COMMENT: Could this be the Richard Rice (Nov. 7, 1801-April 17, 1886), buried in the Mount Vision cemetery and said to have been an itinerant preacher? Samuel Stanton was born in Pownal, Vt. on Aug. 1, 1777, and died in New Lisbon on Dec. 25, 1852. He married Polly Garden (b. 1777) and had five children.
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