To Journeymen Shoemakers. WANTED immediately three or four Journeymen at the Boot & Shoemaking business, to whom ready pay and constant employment will be given by the subscribers, at their leather and shoe manufactory, Oaks Creek, four miles west of Cooperstown. SMITH & LENNELS. Sept. 27, 1813.
COMMENT: Journeymen were craftsmen who had presumably completed an apprenticeship, but did not yet have their own separate business. To what extent such traditional craft rules were still followed in Otsego County in 1813 is uncertain.
DIED—In this town, on the 2nd inst. [October] of the Typhus Fever, Capt. ROSWELL PEABODY; his loss will be severely felt by his friends and relatives.
COMMENT: Captain Peabody was born in Otsego on April 3, 1768, son of Aaron Peabody of Rhode Island and Lucy Fitch (1738-1774) of Connecticut. He had a tannery and shoe shop in Pierstown. Deaths from what was called typhus fever were epidemic at this time in much of New York State. Roswell married Edna Lee and they had one son Orra (1804-1878). His widow Edna was in 1816 made legal guardian of Orra.