January 1, 1795

[No. 2503]

NEW YORK, December 17
From the MINERVA,
A hint to the wife.

A gentleman who has visited Asia, suggests to his fellow-citizens who are extracting sugar from the maple tree, that it may be more advantageous to make the incision higher than they do at present, for the Asiaties always cut the Palmira tree just below the first branches, and of the liquor they make both sugar and an intoxicating drink. If the saccharine juice is formed by the combination of the particular property of the maple tree, with water which rises from the earth, it is natural to suppose that the present method of collecting the sap just above ground before it has undergone much commixture will be attended with its present result, viz. A great quantity of water and very little serrup.

If upon experiment it shall be found that more sugar is made from a less quantity of sap when the incision is made high up, one great advantage will be that less labour will be required to collect the sap and to evaporate the water.

KNOXVILLE, November 29.

We feel ourselves compelled, notwithstanding the pleasing prospects of peace, held forth in our last, to state the following account of murders, etc. by Indians, but we would willingly hope they were not committed by Cherokees.

On the 24th of October last, a party of Indians fired upon John Leper, and another man, near the house of the former, on the east fork of Red river, Tennessee county. On the same day another party of Indians killed and scalped Evan Watkins, within one hundred yards of colonel Winchester's mill, in Sumner county.

These two places are 70 miles distant from each other. On the 25th of the same month, a party of twelve fellows were discovered crossing the road between Bledsoe's Lick and Shaver's Cabins. On the following day cornet Evans was fired upon between Bledsoe's Lick and colonel Winchester's by four fellow's; and on the 26th the spies discovered a party of thirteen Indians crossing Cumberland river, towards the settlements within five miles of colonel Winchester's.

These several parties appearing in and about the settlements, nearly at the same time, spread an unusual degree of alarm among the inhabitants. Families in general throughout the neighborhood, shut themselves up in their stations, and all intercourse ceased for several days, except by patroling parties. The people exclaimed, Congress could not know their sufferings, and have the feelings of men, or they would take measures to give them effectual protection.

On the fifth instant, a party of fifty Indians on the waters of Red river, Tennessee county, fell upon the families of colonel Isaac Titsworth, and his brother, John Titsworth, and killed and scalped seven white persons, wounded a negro wench, and took a white man, three children, and a negro fellow prisoners. Pursuit was given by the neighbouring militia, and the Indians discovering their approach, tomahawked the three children and scalped them, taking off the whole skin of their heads. The white man and negro fellow were either killed, or carried off. - Our informant, from Mero district, supposes these murders to have been committed by Creeks.

On the 12th instant, the Indians killed John Covington, on his way from Red Bank, on the Ohio to Muddy river, Kentucky.

On Thursday afternoon a company of travellers arrived in town from Mero district. For the news from that quarter, we refer our readers to the following copy of a letter:

Clarsonville, Tennessee county,
Nov. 12, 1794.

Dear Brother,

Yesterday I was a spectator to the most tragical scene that ever I saw in my life. The Indians made an attack on colonel Sevier's station, killed Snyder, his wife, one child, King's wife and child, one of colonel Sevier's children, and another wounded and scalped, which must die. On hearing the guns, four or five of us ran over; we found the poor old colonel supporting his house with his wife. It is impossible to describe the scene to you. Mr. Jones, who goes, and was an eye witness, can give you the particulars. The crying of women and children in town - the bustle and consternation of the people, being all women and children, but the few who went over to Sevier's was a scene which cannot be described. This is a stroke we have long expected, and from every intelligence we hourly expect this place to be assailed by the enemy - colonel Sevier is now moving, and the town will not stay longer than Mr. James's return. My wife lies now on her bed, so bad that it would be death to move her. Thus we are situated. This place will, without any doubt, be evacuated, in a day or two, unless succour is given by the people from the interior parts - Pray ask the influence of major Tatum Douglas, and all our friends, with general Robertson, to guard us, or at least help us safe away., Adieu.

Messrs. Thos. And Wm. Crutcher, Nashville.

PITTSBURGH, December 13.

Extract from the orders issued by major-general Morgan, on his taking command of the army at Bentley's farm on the Monongahela.

Camp, Bentley's farm, November 30th.

The general anticipates the happiest issue that the army he has the honour to command, will afford to the laws and friends of good order and government in the western counties of Pennsylvania. The willingness with which the citizens have enrolled themselves to cooperate with the army in the restoration of obedience to the laws, are pleasing evidences that the unhappy delusion which lately pervaded this country, under the auspices of the friends to anarchy, are at an end.

The general hopes that the army now hunting for winter quarters, will consider themselves as in the bosom of their friends, and that they will vie with each other in promoting the love and esteem of their fellow citizens, and pointedly avoid every species of spoliation on the property of the inhabitants.

The offices commanding fatigue parties are particularly directed not to ____ the sugar or other trees producing fruit or comfort to the farmer, to be cut down for building or any other purpose whatever.

The burning of fencing, where there is such an abundance of fuel so easily procoured, is strictly forbid, and a violence offered to the person, or depreciation on the property of any individual, by the soldiery, will be punished in the most execplary and summary manner.

ANNAPOLIS, January 1.

On Saturday last the general assembly of this state adjourned, after having passed the following laws:
1. An ACT to settle and ascertain the salary of members of the council for the ensuing year.
2. An ACT to revive and aid the proceedings of the orphans court of Queen Anne's county.
3. An ACT for annulling the marriage of Schoolfield Parker, of Worcester county, and Sarah his wife.
4. An ACT for building a new prison in Worcester county.
5. An ACT to empower Micajah Merryman, father and guardian of Sarah Merryman, Moses Merryman, Eleanor Merryman, Mary Merryman and Micajah Merryman, infants, to de_ise the real estate therein mentioned.
6. A Supplement to an act, entitled, An act respecting the continuance of civil suits in the general and county courts.
7. An ACT to confirm the proceedings of Caroline county levy court, and to extend the time for the late collector of said county to complete his collections and receive the arrearages due therein.
8. An ACT to authorise and empower the associate justices of Caroline county court to call a court before the time to which the same stands adjourned.
9. An ACT for the establishment of a market for the sale of live stock at Westminster-town, in Frederick county.
10. An ACT to alter the time of holding the levy courts in the several counties therein mentioned.
11. An ACT to compel the attendance of the members to general assembly.
12. An ACT to extend the public road leading from Herring Creek, in Worcester county, to the north end of Synepuxent.
13. An ACT to revive and aid the proceedings of the orphans court of Calvert county.
14. An ACT to alter the mode of collecting the county tax in Harford county.
15. An ACT to empower Philip Reed to collect the balances due him as sheriff and collector of Kent county.
16. An ACT to allow further time for collecting the balances due to Jonathan Seney, former sheriff and collector of Queen Anne's county, deceased.
17. An ACT to enable the justices of the levy court of Queen Anne's county to sell and convey the property therein mentioned, and for other purposes.
18. A Further supplement to an act, entitled, An act for the establishment of select vestries.
19. An ACT for the weighing of hay and cording of wood in Elkton, Cecil county.
20. An ACT to form a new parish, by the name of Washington parish, to include the city of Washington and George-town on Patowmack.
21. An ACT to enable Legh Master, of Frederick county, to devise certain estates therein mentioned.
22. An ACT to authorise and empower the levy court of Montgomery county to assess and levy annually a sum of money for the purposes therein mentioned. 23. An ACT to erect a town in Queen Anne's county.
24. An ACT to extend the time for the collection of the county tax of ________.
25. An ACT relating to the clerks, sheriffs and registers of wills, in the several counties there named.
26. An ACT for the incorporation of Cokesbury college, at Abingdon, In Harford county.
27. An ACT to ratify an amendment of the constitution of the United States of America, proposed by congress to the legislatures of the several states.
28. An ACT to lay further tax on Cecil county to complete the court-house, prison, and prison yard, at Elkton.
29. An ACT relating to the Patowmack company, and the navigation of the Patowmack river.
30. A Further supplement to an act respecting the settlers on the re__ved lands westward of Fort Cumberland.
31. An ACT for the destruction of crows in Saint Mary's county.
32. An ACT to compel owners of houses in Frederick-town, and its additions, to furnish ja__ leathern buckets.
33. An ACT for the benefit of Thomas Clarke.
34. An ACT to repeal and alter a part of an act of assembly therein mentioned.
35. An ACT further extending the time for making returns of certain certificates and ____.
36. An ACT to change the surname of Stephen Coale, of Baltimore County, to that of Gist.
37. An ACT authorizing and directing the judge of the land office on the western shore of this state to issue patents for certain lands ________ specified to Charles Stewart and James McCull___, surviving executors of the testament and last will of James Dick, late of Anne Arundel county, deceased.
38. A Supplement to the act, entitled, An act to extend the several streets in Baltimore-town therein mentioned.
39. An ACT to incorporate the Baltimore equitable society for insuring houses from loss by fire.
40. An ACT to appoint an agent for the year one thousand seven hundred and ninety-five.
41. An ACT to establish and regulate a market in Charles-town, in Charles county, and to prevent persons from suffering goats, hogs and geese, to go at large in the said town.
42. An ACT for the benefit of the children of the late John Rogers and Margaret Lee Rogers, deceased.
43. A Further _____ment to an act, entitled, An act to prohibit the bringing slaves into this state.
44. An ACT to enable the vestry of Saint-Paul's parish, in Baltimore county, to purchase one of more parcels of ground for the purposes therein mentioned.
45. An ACT concerning petitions to the general assembly.
46. An ACT respecting writs of inquiry.
47. A Supplement to the act, entitled, An act for the better regulation of apprentices.
48. An ACT for building a bridge over Tuckahoe creek, below the place where the old bridge now stands.
49. An ACT to alter such parts of the constitution and form of government which prevents persons conscientiously scrupulous of taking an oath from being members of the legislature, electors of the senate, or to hold offices of profit and trust.
50. A Supplement to the act, entitled, An act for the removal of the seat of justice from Mellville's warehouse to Pig Point, in Caroline county.
51. A Further supplement to an act, for the valuation of the real and personal property within this state.
52. An ACT relating to public roads in this state, and to repeal the acts of assembly therein mentioned.
53. An ACT for the establishment and regulation of the levy courts in the several counties of this state.
54. An ACT for the amendment of the law in certain cases.
55. An ACT concerning the jurisdiction of the general court.
56. A Supplement to the act, entitled, An act to streighten and amend the several public roads in several counties, and for other purposes therein mentioned.
57. An ACT respecting the indenting of deeds.
58. An additional supplement to an act, entitled, An act to provide for the appointment of commissioners for the regulation and improvement of Easton, in Talbot county, and to establish and regulate a market in the said town.
59. An ACT to pay the civil list, and other expences of civil government.
60. A Further supplement to an act, entitled, An act for enlarging the power of the high court of chancery.
61. An ACT to lay a further tax on Cecil county for the support of the poor of said county.
62. A Supplement to the act, entitled, An act to empower the commissioners of Baltimore-town to make a correct survey of said town, and for other purposes therein mentioned.
63. An ACT for the relief of Cornelius West of Talbot county.
64. An ACT to repeal the fortieth section of the constitution and form of government.
65. An ACT respecting the punishment of criminals.
66. An ACT in favor of the president and directors of the Patomack company, and the commissioners of the federal buildings.
67. An ACT for building a new gaol in the town of Easton, in Talbot county, and to provide for the regulation of the said gaol.
68. A supplement to an act, entitled, An act for the relief of the poor of Harford county.
69. An ACT for the altering the twenty-third article of the constitution and form of government of this

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State, and such parts of the twenty-fifth and twenty-sixth articles of the same, as respect the choosing the governor and the council to the governor.

70. An ACT for the payment of the journal of accounts.

71. An ACT to continue the acts of assembly therein mentioned.

72. An ACT for the relief of sundrey insolvent debtors.



Thursday, December 18.

The house took up for a third reading the bill making appropriations for payment of the militia on the late expedition against the insurgents - after some debate the bill was passed, and sent to the senate. The house adjourned at 12 o'clock this day.

The committee to whom was referred that part of the president's speech which relates to the policy of indemnifying the sufferers by the depredations of the insurgents in the western counties of Pennsylvania, report the following resolutions, viz.

RESOLVED, That the president of the United States be requested to cause an ascertainment to be made of the losses sustained by the officers of government, and other citizens, in their property (in consequence of their exertions in support of the laws) by the insurgents in the western counties of Pennsylvania.

RESOLVED, That the president be authorised to draw out of the treasury of the United States, the sum of (blank space) collars, to be applied by him tp aid the said sufferers in repairing their losses.

The above resolutions have given rise to debate in the house - various opinions on the best mode of indemnifying the sufferers appear to be entertained by the speakers.

It was said the injured parties ought to seek reparation in the course of law in the first instance - and if indemnification could not be obtained from the aggressors, then government should afford its aid; but an immediate indemnification will operate to screen the guilty, and transfer their punishment so far as respects property ___ the innocent and the community at large; for it is absurd to suppose a man would appear in a court of justice to prosecute for that which he had already received. An objection was also drawn from another quarter, that if persons who lose property in civil commotions, find no difficulty in obtaining indemnification, it will render people careless and indifferent in defending their property. It might influence abandoned persons to contrive local insurrections for the very purpose of fleecing the public. These objections were replied to, by urging the justice of the claim of the sufferers; and the extreme danger which will arise, should those who distinguish themselves as supporters of the laws, be exposed to losses in proportion to their patriotism and signal exertions to uphold the government. The subject of these resolutions is yet before the house.

Eight Dollars Reward

Ran away, about the ______day of November, 1794, negro Ben, a black well set fellow, aged about 25 years, five and an half feet high, has large small [ sounds strange, but that's what it reads] to his legs, has lost his lower foreteeth, and has a scar on the right side of his upper lip, had on and took with him when he went away, the following old cloaths, to wit: a round searnought waistcoat and overalls, an old blue coat, with the skirts cut off, one pair of buff casimer small cloaths, one pair of black ____ but may have changed them, and may have a pass, as one of my people had done a few years past, from ill minded men. Whoever brings the said negro home to the subscriber, shall have the above reward. THOMAS BOYD

Came to the plantation of the subscriber, living on the Head of South river, in Anne Arundel county, about the last of August, a red and white STEER, supposed to be about three years old next spring, has a crop and slit in the right ear, _____ crop and two slits in the left. The owner is desired to come, prove property, pay charges, and take him away. ROBERT JOHN SMITH
December 29, 1794.

In virtue of an order from the orphans court of Anne Arundel county, will be EXPOSED, at PUBLIC SALE, on the 23rd day of January next, for ready money, at the house of the subscriber, near Lyon's creek.
One negro woman, and two female children, two feather beds, and one mare. The sale to commence at eleven o'clock. JOHN FRAIZER, Administrator of William Fraizer.
Calvert county, December 13, 1794


That the LANDS advertised by the subscribers, in this paper of the _1th inst. for sale, was unavoidably postponed on that day until Thursday the 13th of January next, when they will certainly be sold, if the day is fair, _ not the first fair day, at __ o'clock, on the same terms as mentioned in the former advertisement.
December 23, 1794

A LIST OF LETTERS remaining in the Post Office, Upper Marlborough, and if not taken up before the first day of April next, will be sent to the General Post Office as dead letters.

John Armitage,
Miss Sarah Allen, Mount Airy
Mess. Jordon and Alston, St. Mary's county
Nicholas Brooke
Levin Belt, two letters
Thomas Boyd, jun.
John Betts, Maryland
Doctr. John Debuts
Wm. D. Beals, Esq.
Samuel Ryan, Petersburg
Capt. James Belt, Queen Anne
Robt. Brown, Queen Anne's county
The Commissioners of the tax for Prince-George's county
Mess. O. Carr, Hanson, and Addison
Thomas J. Clagett, bishop, two letters
James Clark, Esq, Park Hall, two letters
Thomas Clark, Esq
Ov. Carr, Esq
Margret Cherb
Charles Clagett, P.G. county
Capt. Fielder Dorsett
Thomas Duckett, Esq
Peter Emmerson, Esq., two letters, Calvert county
Mr. Peregrine Fitzhugh, Queen-Anne's county
James Gray, Hunting-town
Col. Thomas Harwood
William Gover
Francis Hamilton, P. Geo. county
Capt. Hilliary, near Queen-Anne
Thomas Harrison, Calvert county
Thomas Lyles
Abraham Law, blacksmith
Joel Monson, singing master
John R. Magruder, Esq
John Mancommitte
Ben Oden, Esq
Doct. Robt. Pallenger
Saml Perry, Esq
Volentine Reintzel, Chaptico
Andrew Scolfield
William H. Smith, Pig-point
Ralph Tanney
John Thompson, mill-wright, St. Mary's county
Peter Thompson
Francis H. Rozer, Esq
Edwd. Welsh, Fell's-point
Mess. Joseph and Bennet Walkers, Clement's Bay
John Weems, Esq, Calvert county
John Weems, Esq, Weems forest
Daniel Wolstenholme, Esq, St. Mary's county
Edwd. Wall, Esq, Queen-Anne's county
Mrs. Violette Weems, Billingly
Maj. Stephen West, Wood-yard.

In virtue of an act of assembly, passed at the present session, empowering the subscriber, as administrator of John Rogers and Margaret Lee Rogers, deceased, to sell the personal estate of the said John and M.K. Rogers, on credit, for the benefit of their children, and to invest the money arising thereon, according to the provisions in the said act.
NOTICE is hereby given, that on Friday the 23d day of January, 1795, the following property will be offered at public sale, on the late plantation of the said John Rogers, about two miles from Upper Marlborough, in Prince-George's county, to wit: twenty-three likely young country born SLAVES, consisting of men, women and children, among which are some valuable house servants, and others accustomed to plantation business, horses and cattle, among the latter some valuable steers, an ox-cart, with yokes and chain, and sundry plantation utensils, a quantity of corn, fodder and hay, and tobacco unstripped. The sale will continue (if it should be necessary) during the next day, but will commence on that day if the weather should, on the former, be uncommonly severe.

And, on Monday the 26th day of January, 1795, the following property will be offered at public sale, at the late dwelling of Mrs. M.L. Rogers, in Upper Marlborough, to wit: a considerable stock of valuable household furniture, among which are several handsome bedsteads, curtains, beds, mattrasses, and bedding, a quantity of table linen, tables, chairs, and a variety of other articles, together with the kitchen furniture; also a handsome chariot and a phaeton, with harness to each.

A credit of three years will be given on the following conditions: each purchaser to give bond, with two securities, to the subscriber, as guardian to the aforesaid children. The interest to be annually paid, or the credit to be forfeited, and the bonds liable to be put in suit. The securities to be approved by the orphans court of Prince George's county, and these terms must be complied with before the property is delivered.

The latter sale will likewise be continued during the next day, if it should be necessary, with the same provision as the former, in case of extreme bad weather. The sales will commence at each place in the forenoon, at eleven o'clock.

The subscriber offers to rent the above-mentioned plantation and dwelling house separately, to be entered on when the sales are completed.
December 20, 1794

I WANT to purchase a pair of stout, handsome, and well broke PHAETON HORSES, they must be young and perfectly steady.

To be SOLD, at the late dwelling of SAMUEL SHEELES, in the Manor, on the 8th day of January next, if fair, if not the first fair day, at 11 o'clock.
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One negro woman and three children, twenty barrels of Indian corn, some cattle, hogs, household furniture, and plantation utensils.
All persons having claims against the above estate are desired to make them known, on or before the day of sale, and those indebted are desired to make immediate payment.

The subscriber, intending to decline business the ensuing spring, once more earnestly solicits all those who are indebted to him to make immediate payment, as he is determined, without respect to persons, to bring suits to the next county court against all those who shall neglect to discharge their accounts, previous to that period.
Annapolis, December 24, 1794

The subscriber has for private sale the following SLAVES, one negro boy, about nineteen years of age, a complete gentleman and ladies hair dresser, one negro woman about twenty-five years old, and child about three years old, one negro girl, about fifteen years old, one complete house wench, aged about twenty-six years, and her four children, the eldest a girl about eight years of age, the youngest a boy of three years old, and a mulatto boy, who can comb and dress hair pretty well, about fifteen years old. The subscriber will sell the above slaves cheap for cash.

Supervisor's office, Baltimore, December 20, 1794.


WILL be received at this office, until the first day of January next, for supplying the troops stationed at the forts at Whetstone Point and at Annapolis, as well as the recruiting parties for the said garrisons, with rations, commissaries and quartermasters articles, during the year 1795. The garrison at each fort will probably consist of about thirty men. The rations to be furnished, are
One pound of bread, or flour.
One pound of beef, or
[1/2?] pound of pork.
Half a gill of rum, brandy, or whiskey.
[In a bracket the following appear that are designated "per 100 rations.]
One quart of salt, Two quarts of vinegar, Two pounds of soap, One pound of candles.

In CHANCERY, December 20, 1794.
Philip Ford vs. Valentine Murray
The complainant applies for a decree to record a deed on the 8th day of December, 1789, by VALENTINE MURRAY, for conveying to him, the said PHILIP FORD, and his heirs, executors, administrators, or assigns, all his title, etc. of, in, or into, fifty acres of land due to him, the said Murray, for services as a soldier, that is to say, lot No. 404, beginning and laid off as in the said deed described. The bill states, that the said Murray hath, since the execution of the said deed, removed from the state; it is thereupon adjudged and ordered, that the complainant cause a copy of this order to be inserted in the Maryland Gazette, at least four times before the 13th day of February next, to the intent that the said Valentine Murray, or his heirs, devisees, or representatives, or any other person that may conceive himself interested, may have notice of the complainant's application, and may be warned to appear here on the first Tuesday in May next, to shew cause, if any there be, wherefore a decree should not pass agreeably to the prayer of the complainant.
Test. SAMUEL H. HOWARD, Reg. Cor. Can.

ALL persons indebted to the estate of Mr. THOMAS McPHERSON, late of Charles county, deceased, or to the subscriber, are requested to settle their accounts.

COMMITTED to my custody as a runaway, a negro man named JAMES, that says he belongs to JOHN CLAIR, of Calvert county. His master is hereby requested to take him away, or he will be sold in two months from this date, for his prison fees and other expences, agreeable to law.
RICHARD HARWOOD, Sheriff of Anne-Arundel county.
Annapolis, December 20, 1794


ANY person well qualified to teach the HARPSICORD and FORTE PIANO, will meet with encouragement in this city.
Annapolis, October 12th, 1794

TAKEN up by James Moss, living on Hackett's Point, a small BA_T_A_, sixteen feet long and four feet and an half wide. The owner may have her again on proving property and paying charges.

I HEREBY forewarn all persons whatsoever upon hunting within my enclosures either with dog or gun, after this date, as I am determined to prosecute all offenders with the utmost rigour of the law.
Middle Neck, November 25, 1794

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For SALE at PUBLIC VENDUE, on the premises, on the third Wednesday in January next, for CASH, or NEGROES.

ALL that valuable lot of GROUND, No. 75, together with the improvements thereon, consisting of two dwelling houses, (one of brick, the other frame) kitchens, etc. with every thing convenient for families, lying in Annapolis, on the north side of the state-house, late the property of Mr. ONNER WILKINS, deceased, and now in the possession of Richard Ridgely and Jonathan Pinkney, Esquires.

Said lot fronts to the north-west on Tabernacle-street, and to the south-east on the state-house circle, and will admit of divisions, as may best suit the purchasers.

An indisputable title will be given to the purchasers, by
N.B. Wanted, several negro boys, about the age of 12 or 15, as apprentices to the nail business.


ALL persons having any demands of whatever kind soever against the estate of Dr. MICHAEL WALLACE, deceased, late of Cecil county, Maryland and formerly of Baltimore-town, Annapolis and Prince-George's county, are requested to bring or send them in at or before the first day of March, 1795, legally attested as no interest will be allowed after that date on demands not rendered. All persons indebted to the partnership of KENNEDY and WALLACE, of Annapolis, are requested to be in readiness to settle their accounts, as the long indulgence they have had will be a sufficient apology for immediately having their accounts closed. Also all persons indebted to Doctor MICHAEL WALLACE, of Prince George's county, are requested to be in readiness to settle their accounts, as there is a necessity of closing them, and the indulgence they have had is a sufficient apology for giving this public notice; added to this the distance the administrators live from Annapolis and Prince-George's county. Tis hoped all persons concerned will pay that attention to this notice that the urgency of the business requires, and in so doing will oblige their humble servants.
Cecil county, Maryland, November 23, 1794

THE subscriber having full power and authority to settle the concerns of YATES and PETTY, and YATES, PETTY and YATES, gives this public notice to all persons who have claims against the said concerns, or either of them, to make the same known that they may be immediately adjusted; and those who are indebted to said concerns are required to make immediate payment to Mr. HENRY BARNES, at Port Tobacco , for dealings there, to Mr. ROBERT MOORE, of Hunting-town, Calvert county, for dealings at Lower Marlborough, and to myself at Mr. George Mann's, in the city of Annapolis, for all other dealings, as no indulgence can be given.
Annapolis, December 11, 1794

A LIST of LETTERS remaining in the Post-Office, Port-Tobacco, which will be sent to the General Post-Office as dead letters, if not taken up before the first day of February next.
Alexander Crain (2)
Robert Crain
Thomas C. Clemmons (2)
Samuel T. Dyson (2)
Allen's Fresh
Robert Ferguson, merchant
Ralph L. Roy, Esq
John Thomas, Esq, Port-Tobacco
William Hanson McPherson
George Lee
Susanna Smith, Charles county
Mr. Charles Jones, living near Broad creek church, Prince-George's county
Josias Langley, Cob Neck
Henry Lyons, Benedict
John Baker Wathen, Newport.
December 2, 1794


ON the road between Mr. RICHARD DORSEY's and Mr. ROYSTON's, a woman's POCKET, in which were a bond, between forty and fifty pounds due on the same, several receipts, and about five or six shillings in cash; likewise a pair of new st___ shoes, which never had been worn, a pair of country knit stockings, about half worn, a pair of _____ mittens, and several other articles too tedious to mention. Whoever finds the same and delivers it to the Printers, shall receive the sum of SEVENTEEN SHILLINGS and Six-Pence, on delivery of same.

TAKEN up as a stray by the subscriber, living in South river Neck, a bright bay HORSE five or six years old, about thirteen and an half hands high, has no perceivable brand, his back a little rubbed with the saddle. The owner is requested to prove property, pay charges, and take him away.


A TRACT of LAND, containing 900 acres, in the county of Harrison, and state of Virginia, within a few miles of the town of Clarksburgh. For terms apply to JESSE DEWERS.
Annapolis, December 4, 1793.

ALL persons having claims against the estate of JAMES MAYO, late of Anne-Arundel county, deceased, are requested to bring them in, legally attested, for payment, and all those indebted to the said estate are desired to make immediate payment, to
SUSAN MAYO, Administratrix

Governor of MARYLAND,

WHEREAS the General Assembly of Maryland did, by an act passed at November session, 1790, entitled, "An act directing the times, places and manner, of holding elections for representatives of this state, in the congress of the United States, and for appointing electors on the part of this state for choosing a president and vice-president of the United States, and for the regulation of the said elections, and also to repeal the act of assembly therein mentioned," direct, that the governor and council, after having received the returns, papers and instruments, containing the number of votes for each candidate for representatives of this state, in the congress of the United States, should enumerate and ascertain the number of votes for each and every candidate and person chosen as representatives, and by proclamation, signed by the governor, and dispersed through the state, declare the names of the persons duly elected as representatives;

We, in pursuance of the directions of the said act, do, by this our proclamation, declare, that by the returns made to us it appears, that George Dent, Gabriel Duvall, Jeremiah Crabb, Thomas Sprigg, Samuel Smith, Gabriel Christie, William Hindman, and William Van_ Murray, Esquires, are duly elected representatives of this state, in the congress of the United States.

Given, in council, at the city of Annapolis, under the great seal of the state of Maryland, this twenty-seventh day of November, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and ninety-four.
By order of the board,
JOHN KILTY, Clerk of the council.

CAME to the plantation of the subscriber, living near Leonard-town, in St. Mary's county, about a week ago, a sorrel HORSE, with several white hairs interspersed, about fifteen hands high, supposed to be about eight or nine years old, has a large star in his forehead, his off hind foot white, shod before, has no perceivable brand. The owner is desired to come, prove property, pay charges, and take him away.
December 4, 1794

Matthew and John Beard,
And now OPENING for SALE, at their STORE at Beard's Point warehouse, on South river,
A variety of GOODS suitable for the present season,
amongst which are,

SUPERFINE, second and coarse clothes; valencias; royal ribs; satinets; lasting; a variety of fashionable coloured casimers; stuffs of all kinds; mens worsted hose, womens cotton ditto; Irish linens; chintzes and calicoes of the most approved figures; cloth coloured sewing silk and threads; osnabrig and other threads; muslins and muslinets; black mode; black, white, and blue Persians; cambrick; humhums; Marseilles quilting; Russia sheering; ditto duck; ticklenburg; osnabrigs; rolles; German dowlass; Haerlem stripes; matchcoat and rose blankets; mens coarse and fine hats; ladies black and white ditto; checks; drillings; bed-ticking; elegant vests patterns; muslin cravats; pocket handkerchiefs; tapes; worsted binding; broad and narrow ribands; fashionable shoe and knee buckles; coat and vest buttons, etc. etc.

Also spirit; West India rum; old peach brandy; sherry wine; red port ditto; molasses; loaf and brown sugars; hyson and congo teas; coffee; chocolate; pepper; allspice; salt-petre; pounded ginger; raisins; cheese; rice; St. Ubes salt; window glass; 8d, 10d, 12d, and 20d nails; iron pots; Dutch ovens; spades; narrow axes; cart-wheel boxes; hand and sash-____; screw augers; hinges and screws; stock locks; drawing knives; joiner's glue; West-India cotton; scrubbing brushes; tea china; glass ware; queen's ware; tea trays; hand-boards; spoons; cafe knives and forks, etc. etc. all of which they will sell on the most reasonable terms, as usual.
November 9, 1674.

THE subscriber respectfully informs the public, that he has received, and added to his former assortment of MEDICINES, as follows, Sago, tamarinds, sugar candy, Spanish liquorice, Hungary water, pungent smelling bottles, British oil, Anderson's pills, eau de luce, eau de luce in cut bottles, ground stoppers, cephalic snuff, essential salt of lemon, Windsor soap, arnetto, patent blacking, white wax, court plaister, essence of burgamor, lavender, lemon, marechal, ambragris, oriental, imperial, royal violet, and Asiatic tooth powders, tooth brushes, etc. with a variety of other medicines too tedious to enumerate, all of which he will dispose of, on the most reasonable terms, at his medicinal shop; in Church-street, near the market.
November 4, 1794.

CASH given for Clean Linen and Cotton RAGS at the Printing Office

For educational purposes, I include this tidbit of information about the ad you'll see above, and in many issues to follow, for cash given for clean linen rags. "... newspapers published prior to approximately 1880, were printed on what is referred to as "Rag Paper". The paper was made using a rag pulp (made of cotton & linen fibers) rather than wood pulp (typically poplar wood fibers). The rag fibers in the paper are much less susceptible to deterioration resulting from exposure to light, chemical reactions, temperature and humidity variations, etc., and as a result, in most cases, the paper has remained strong and pliable. The newspaper industry transitioned from rag paper to wood pulp paper during the mid-1870's through the mid-1880's period, primarily due to the lack of rag pulp available to support increased newspaper circulation and the high cost of producing rag pulp paper. Newspapers from the early 19th Century and the 18th Century have even higher rag content and are often in even better condition than newspapers from later in the 19th Century."
Source: Website for Old Books & Paper.com; 12 Jan 2004

J U S T P U B L I S H E D,
And to be SOLD at this PRINTING OFFICE,
S T U E B E N 's

To which is added,

Twenty Dollars Reward.

RAN AWAY from the subscriber, living in Prince-George's county, near Upper-Marlborough, on Tuesday the 22d of July, a negro man named NED, of a very black complexion, twenty eight years of age, about five feet ten or eleven inches high, he has lost two of his upper fore teeth; had on and took with him a mixed coloured broad cloth coat, a pair of green cotton trousers, a pair of green breeches, a white cotton jacket, a white linen shirt, and man other cloaths not sufficiently known to be described. Whoever apprehends the said fellow and secures him, so that I get him again, shall receive a reward of TEN DOLLARS, and if the distance exceeds twenty miles TWENTY DOLLARS, and all reasonable expences, if brought home.

EDWARDS's BALTIMORE DAILY ADVERTISER has been considerably enlarged within these few weeks past, and is now little inferior to any daily publication on the continent. The earliest and most authentic information, both foreign and domestic, shall be given in this paper, and from its very extensive circulation throughout the union, it is presumed to be an important vehicle for advertisements, etc. etc. Subscriptions for the above at SIX DOLLARS per annum (one half to be paid on subscribing,) are taken in at the Printing office of F. and S. Green, in Annapolis, and by the editor, Philip Edwards, in Market-street, Baltimore.

*.* Advertisements not exceeding a square, inserted four times for one dollar, and for every continuance thereafter, eighteen cents.

RAN away from the subscriber, living at the lower ferry of Patapsco, some time in June past, a bright mulatto man named GEORGE, about twenty years of age, five feet eight or nine inches high, with long bushy wool, he is very fond of strong drink, and when in liquor is very talkative; his cloathing is unknown; he has rowed in the ferry boat at the lower ferry of Patapsco these five or six years, and is known by a great number of people that have crossed that ferry. Whoever takes up said runaway, and secures him in any gaol (jail), so that I get him again, shall receive SIX DOLLARS REWARD, and if brought home all seasonable charges, by
ANNE MERCER, Administratrix of Peregrine Mercer, late of Anne-Arundel county, deceased.
July 15, 1794


A MULATTO YOUTH, from seventeen to twenty years of age. A generous price will be given for one who can be well recommended for honesty and sobriety. Inquire of the PRINTERS.

NOTICE is hereby given, that the subscriber intends to petition the general assembly of Maryland for an act of insolvency.
Prince-George's county, October 15, 1794.


In ONE VOLUME; Duodecim_,
M A R I A:

THE work is to printed on good paper, in a neat type, price to subscriber in boards, or handsomely bound, to be paid on the delivery of the book. Subscriptions taken in by the Printers hereof.

ALL persons indebted to JOHN PETTY, late of Annapolis, deceased, on his own account, are requested to pay the same to PHILIP BARTON KEY, of Annapolis, and all persons having claims against the estate are requested to lodge their claims, properly authenticated, with the same gentleman, as soon as possible; and all creditors are desired to take notice, that the subscriber will, on the second Monday in May next, at the house of ____ GEORGE MANN, in the city of Annapolis, proceed to make a dividend of the assets on hand in part satisfaction of the debts.
WILLIAM PETTY, Executor of JOHN PETTY, deceased.
Annapolis, November 13, 1794.

*.* ALMANAC for the year 1795, for SALE at this OFFICE.

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