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Otsego Herald

February 14, 2013

Rescue from Algerine pirates


COMMENT: The pardon noted that Mary had been “convicted of the murder of her infant bastard child, and was…sentenced to be executed,” but that “serious doubts are entertained with the sufficiency of the evidence upon which the said Mary Cool was so convicted.”

1813 federal budget


Civil Expenses including domestic and foreign. $1,532,631.13

For payment and securing the payment of the public debt. $8,000,000

Military establishment already authorized. $15,205,375

Military establishment to be raised including volunteers and 12 month’s men [soldiers enlisted for one year’s service only]. $6,000,000

(As the whole of the regular army will not be immediately raised, you may deduct. $2,000,000)

Add Indian department. $185,000

Navy department including the expenses for the increase of the navy provided by law, passed this session. $7,620,108.84

(In the above, is included three millions for the expence of 200 gun boats; as probably not more than 130 will be employed, deduct. $1,000,000)

Add Contingencies. $450,803

Making in the whole $36,000,000


Probable revenue. $12,000,000

To be received yet of the loan authorized in 1812. $2,000,000

Balance in the treasury 1st January, 1813. $4,000,000

(Deduct expences on account of militia. $1,000,000)

Now to be loaned. $16,000,000

Treasury Notes to be issued. $5,000,000

Total $38,000,000 --- Excess $2,000,000

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  • 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

  • Oswego held for 15 hours A letter from Onondaga, dated 9th [May]...says: "On Thursday the enemy's fleet appeared off Oswego, consisting of 3 ships, 2 brigs, 2 schooners, and 11 gun boats, full of men.

    May 15, 2014