Hartford Courant from Hartford, Connecticut on October 7, 1793 · Page 2
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Hartford, Connecticut
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tin the approach of death, fheexpreiTad hcrfclf with the greatcd eafe, and in terms f pleafautry. She hbfolure-ly refufed th; nfiiftance of a Coniefibr. In the cart which orriedher to the place of execution, and even on ihe fcaiTold, her air and motions were graceful and de-cijit. She placed her head, without any t'ifiblc cmo-tiun, under the fatal inftrument which fevered it from her body the moft profound filcnce was obfcrved. 'The executioner, on Ihowing the head to the fpectators, gave it a blow on which, by an almoft unanimous mur-tnur, the people exprcficd this fentimcnt, '7 he lr. :v pnnijhes end Joes not avenge. The head was then pale, but perfectly beautiful. Th; executioner fhewed it a fecond time to the people, and the blood which, was then extravafatcd, had reftorcd to her cheeks its former animated gio-.v : (hotus of Vive la Republique, were now heard, and the fpectators dif-peried lefs impreffed with the recollection of her crime, than of her courage and beauty. MAY K N a .n Surrendered to the Pruliians on the zjd July. This place was garrifoned by a party of the Freneb army of the Rhine (lately Cujline' s) and was inverted by the Pniffian army, under the Di'ke of Brunfwick. Previous to the capitulation, the French army (by order of the Commif-fionersof the National Convention) in three feveral columns, attacked the cordon of the Combined Armies, which covered the fiege in order to fuccour the garrifon ; but without effectthe Pruflians being apprifed of the attack, by a fpy who was taken in endeavoring to communicate the dciign into the city. The failure of this attempt, which jm the courfc of 14 hours was thrice repeated, and the preparations made by the Combined Army to ftorm the place, induced the garrifon j con lifting of 11,000 men, to aapitulate on honorable terms. Particulars reipcBing General Cujline. Paris, July 23. Yefterday the Committee of Public Welfare, denounced Gen. Cujline, who is now here, aid has-been watched by sircn-d'armc. He is accufitd of having faid, " That fetch decrees of the Convention as he does not approve, he woud curl 'his hair with ; and " that he would make tlx "Jacobins tremble" Danton faid We mrift know what Cifjline is. For want of proviilos3, Conde has funendered ; Valenciennes is hard jareffed ; the Northern army is without a general. C:liie is fufpected ; he is of the league of the Rebels of Cal-vedos, and for Condorceis Conftitution. Cottdorcet' s Confutation isfwvlar to that of the United States.) 1 move, therefore, that Cufti-ie be arreited, and feat to the Abbey prifori. Adopted. J-jty 27. From prifon Cujline has written, demanding, a trial, and profeffmg unfhaken civifm. London, Auguft xz. From undoubted authority we leani that Cujline was fentenced on the 16th, and was guillotined. It is faid, that fuch was the fury of the mob a-gainft him, exafperated at the recent loffes they had met with, and which they imputed to his treachery and inattention, that they feized his body and cut it into five pieces. . Int trior Jlatc of the French Republic. Pjxi s, July 13.. Various parts of the Republic are in a ftate of commotion. Foremoft in thefe, are the cities of Lyons, Bourdeaux, Marfeilles and Caen. .'.One great object of thole, commotions is to form a Federal Republic ; the territory to be divided into three Regions, the Northern, Southern and Central. In the department of Cal. vedos, a cbnfiderable army is railed, commanded by Gen. Minjpen, the hero of Thionville t who has thus written to the Commander of the Parifian army : " If you wdnt Civil War, advance . not do not fet your foot on the territory of Calvedos. I wanted to avert many misfortunes, hutfoon fhall an explanation takeplaee" Thofe infurrections are pppo-fed by the friends to the indivifibility of the Republic ; and various fuccefs attends the operations. The Marfellois have taken Toulon ; the popular club is fhut up ; the Sans CulloteB are put in jail; and a commiffioner of the Executive Council heads the infurgeant3 againft the Convention. This intelligence vas communicated by a member. The Convention has paffed the following decree : Art. r. Ail ftrangcrsin the city of Lyons, Bardeaux, Marfeilles, and Caen, now refident in thofe cities, (hall be bound to quit them in 24 hears; and to repair, within the fpace of 8 days to their ufual place of abode. Art. s. Every' perfon that fhsll difobey the Decree, fhall be treated as an Emigrant, and his property confifca-ted. Art. 3 There fhall be no more than one bell to every parifh ; ail the reft are at the difpofal of the nation, and may be converted into cannons, at the requeft of the Min-ifter at War. . The Conftitution has been accepted a great many of the departments ; and in feveral of the armies unanimouf-ly. Great rejoicings are made in conference, the civic hymns are daily chauntcd. the convention; Daily occupied by the multiplicity of buiiiicfs, continue firm to their ports and duties, notwithftanding thc'difffcul-Jies which furround them, not is the leaft defpair Of the Republic to be feen. 'T Lomoom, . Augujl iz. The Convention has decreed, thcarreftof all foreigners, natives of any of the Belligerent powers, now in France, who have not taken up their refidence for three year.!. . And an Appeal made to all th: tt'ord, on the plots made to deftroy thc Liberties of the French People. They have alio decreed, the eftablifhment cf another camp behind the grand camp in French Flanders to confift of three hundred thoufand men ; and have declared all France to be in a flat: efftege. Fate of Maria Antoniette. London, Augul 12. Government has received advi-c s from Paris, via. St. Maloes : They ftate, that Auguft. i.t, the Convention decreed, that the Revolutionary Tribunal fhotild examine the widowed Queen ; and that all the Members of the family of BeurimThouUl bebanifhed, except the two children, who fliould be kept confined. On the fecortd iiift. file was firft examined. Her deportment fays the Paris Monitcnr, was firm and dignified. She v. -.i committed a clofe prifoner to the Concergcnie, a low prifon. Her trial, as well as the fate of Cvjline, is faid to be 'be I'on&qttanccof the An render of ValencicniKV&c. N I W y B R K, September it. Mxii uci of a letter from Philadelphia to a gentleman in Baltimore, dated the 10th inflant. " You requelt I would endeavor to give you a particular account of the itate of the city in general, and the rife and progrefs of the malignant fever now raging here. " I believe it will be difficult prccifely to determine its origin ; but it is generally admitted to have been imported from Cape-Francois, in a vc'flcl which came to a wharf between Arch and Race-ftreet, becaufc the infection broke out in a houfe connected with that vciTel. The diforder overtook feveral families thereabouts. But moft people apprehended it to be the general fall-fever, which acted fe-verely 0:1 thofe who had the influenza fothat there was no material danger apprehended until the death of Peter Afhton, in Vine-ftreet, who after a fhort illneft;, died about one month part ; after which the diforder was clearly dif-covered to be the putrid or yellow fever, and each perfon became afraid of his rieighbors, inibmuch that if any became fick they were avoided, and many fled from the fick, leavirrg thtm in a deftitute (ituation, perhaps fhut up in a koufe, and the neighbors alarmed, merchants and houfe-keepers moved into the country, and fear was damped on every countenance infirmnefs poffciled the hearts' of the people little bufinefs was done, except packing up engaging waggons to move goods into the country, and fearching for fheltcr for their families ; many families fet off without having a particular place to go to. Thus the country became alarmed. Individuals died in the country but 1 cannot learn that it fpread there. " The overfeers duty became exceedingly heavy, and feveral of them were taken fick ; others abandoned their ports, and the bufinefs bore very hard on the remaining few. Finding deaths increafing abundantly, they procured carpenters to make coarfe coffins by the dozen. The malady ftill increafing in Water, Front, Race and Vine-ftreet, threatened defolation in thofe quarters. The overfeers, moved by the diftrefies of the helplefs, took poffeffion of Bufh-Hill manfion (it being empty) and erected a hofpi-tal, employed fome phyficians and nurfes, fent out fome accomodations, and provided for interring the dead. " The overfeers became inadequate to the bufinefs, by reafon of fear ; few in number, and the funds exhaufted; added to this, the extravagant wages of the nurfes, two and three dollars per day ; moft of the magiftrates fled ; the houfe of employment and hofpital fhut their doors againft all indigent and indifpofed perfons. Thus were the people, who had leen private patients on the poor lift, abandoned and had no fheltering place, and thofe who were nightly indifpofed, were fent to Bufh-Hill, and became victims with many others. The inhabitants were rcquefted to meet by public adver-tifement, and a committee of 20 was appointed to take charge of the Bufh-Hill hofpital, and to relieve the diftref-fed in the city and its vicinity ; they became organized, negotiated a loan in the bank, two of the number voluntarily offered their fervice to fee the bufinefs at Bufh-Hill properly conducted; bedleads were procured, thehoufe cleanf-ed, matrons appointed and nurfes under their direction ; an apethecary, with medicine, &e. and four phyficians to attend, once a day. "The remainder of the committee attend at the State-Houft, receive information from the committee at Bufh-Hill, and Aipply their demands ; receive all fheets, iliirts, &c. at the State-Houfcfo keep a fupply of ready made coffins to fitrmm a8tctu;a required. Several carts are procured for the varipus purpofe of carrying out the fick whom the doctors pronounce to have the fever, of deposing the corps, and for carrying provifions and other ne-eefTarieB to and from the hofpital. There is alfo a houfe fitted up, and under the care of a matron, tobeforfheufe of thofe children whofe parents have died with the fever ; as all their relations and neighbours are fhy of them j the governor has directed the State Treafury to be open for their ufe, and they to be accountable to him for their expenditures. The city feems quite folitary, and bufineft at a ftand ; deaths numerous, and no parade at the interment of any ; the bells do not ring, nor i there any invitation to the interment of any. I thinkabout looohave died fmce the diforder firft made its appearance, but it cannot be afcertained with precifion ; and we think between' ij and 20,000 removed from their habitations. "The doft'orsfuppofe the diforder a little checked by the cool weather; -how that is I know not," By a paffenger, arrived from Albany this morning, we learn, that in order to prevent the introduction of the Yellow Fever in Albany, they have formed Committees, and fixed a Gun-Boat at fome diftance from the city, where all veffels are ftopt till the Doctors examine the paffengers And, that Col. Hamilton and lady were arrived, but were denied admittance into the city, and had takes lodgings at s Mr. M'Gown's, at Green-Bufh . September jo. ExtraH of a letter from a gentleman in Philadelphia, dated 26 tb injlant, to his friend in this city. " Many of our veffels lay by for want of help to lade or unlade them. Such a time, or any thing Kke it, was never' known here. Not lefs than one hundred died the 24th inft. or at leaft that number were then buried : And, although there may have been fome abatement in the deaths fince, Ido not clearly feeit. Andfora moderate eftimate, I do fuppofe i.!oo have died fince the 3d of Auguft to thU day, included the city. " It ftill continues to be my intention to remain here, although the hand of death lies heavy in my neighborhood ; which till lately was remarkably clear ; three of my own family have been ill, but are recovering j yet I do not fee my fafety in flight. '" I went yefterday to Germantown, and found it remarkably healthy. Which, coiifidering the communication between us, is a great favor. I much defire your city may be alfo exempted from our affliaions ; and I hope vou will deferve to be fo. Owing to the heart-breaking fitnatibn of our inhabitants-, nothing is lefs thought of than the bufinefs : We are net able to help, ourfelves, or fcarcelyone can -be found to help another in fieknefs." The following is a copy of a paragraph of a letter of a late date, late received from a perfon who moved out qf Philadelphia, to a friend in this city. " The alarm in the country is fuch, where we refide, (which is about 10 miles from Philadelphia,) that we dare not fend a perfon to enquire about thofe we left. This road that died to have from 20 to 30 waggons going to market, has now but a folitary one. We have fome fear, thofe who arein the city if they cfcape the alflicting difeafe, they will want thecommcmtMceffai ie oflifie the people- are fo averfe t going in with their produce, Vtgeiafcief &c. &c. . N. B. We learn that Vegetables, Vinegar, Butter, &cs are much wanted in Philadelphia, owing to the terror oc-cafioncd by the Fever, in that city, which fo frightens thd country people, tfcft none go to market, to the great dif-trefs of the remaining inhabitants. October 2. ExtraS of a letu r from Philadelphia, to the Printers of this Paper, dated September 8. " The papers muft have amply informed you of the melancholly fituation of this city for five or fix weeks paft Grave digging has been the only bufinefs carrying on and indeed I may fay of late Pit diging, where people are interred indifcriminatcly in three tiers of coffins. From the moft accurate obfervations J can make upon matters I think I fpeak within bounds, when I fay eighten hundred perfons have pcrifhed (I do not fay all of the yellow fever) fince Us firft appearance on the ?d of Auguft, in North Water-Street ; others think a larger number but I con-fefs we are a good deal in the dark on thefubject atpfefent, and it will take fome time to have accurate returns made. " People have been hitherto fo panic ftfuck, that little has been attended to but means of felf-prefervation j gloom and melancholy is on every perfons' countenance ; nothing but the yellow fever is talked of; the ftreets ara ortenfeen without a pafferrger ; the wharves are deferted, the markets miferable and uncommonly high, and near one half of the citizens departed. This city is truly republican ; pomp and diftinction have in a great rheafure difap-pearcd,and had Plato himfelf come among us to preach up the practice of true republicanifm, his lectures could not have had a greater effect upon the mihd9 of men than the prefent mortality. , " We make ufe of no other precaution, for avoiding the contagion, than not going into infected houfes keeping our own well aired, clean, and frequently having the wall white-wafhed. Conidering the general terror, I have more than once felt my pulfe, to difcover whether I-was really alive or not ; however I begin to hope we may ef-cape, as cool weather is fait approaching, and oiirltreet ia general healthy. " Of all things, this yellow fever is moft infidtous its approaches are generally gradual a perfon imagines himfelf well when he is dying others lofetheufe ofreafo entirely, and die in that fituation. With tbofe few that recover its effefts are long felt. It afts like a fteel-trap-r when once it gets hold of a perfon, it does not eafily let him go. Sanford arid Wadfworth, Hiv received by the laieB arrivals from England (via Naw- ' : - " ' . aujm UUV4M)L Vf It ! I M Will OC fold by Wholefalr, cn the loweft terns for Cafli or fliort Credit monir which are. SCARLET Broadcloth. Blue Da. Drab Do. Brawn Do. Plain and twill'd Caatingi. Grren CHjfon & red Baizes. Tin wane ana ycuow runnel, Ruttinrtu, Shallooa. Wildborei. Cambleti. Callicoca aad Chintzes. XI t. ,,7,, : J ii".,COf? utjr uavcana mr uic ai inc I0 pneej, ieoeriffe Wiac f tof analiyMalga do. per Pipe aid quarter Salfc-. Rum par Hbd. 7 by 9 Window Gla&. Hertford, Odober f, 1793. F 0 Jji $ j4 JL By JOHN CAL D W L L, o Hhdi. St. Croix Rum ao Hhds. Molaffea. C Hhd(. and 30 barraliof beU Sugar. New-Eegland Rum by Hbd. or barrel, Hartford diftilletf 6 Bj1c Conoo f cr bale or 50 lb. 6 Toot of Sweeo Iron of various fiacs. j Caffee in barrets and bell .quality. Ttnenffe Wine in Quarter Caflw. Holland Gin in Cafes. Eighty pircea Broadcloths znd Coating of varioawcofeda andqualitiei. 10. pieces of black LtSiogi. 10 piece do. Flortntioca. The above will be fold at low a price as ean be pUrehafcd. Wanted by faid CALDWELL, and Co. Shipping and Beef Cattle, Pork, Oat Batter, Cheefe, a few thoufand good Hogfteadi Hoops and four feet Wood. Hartford, OQober 7, 1793. JONATHAN RAMSEY, WANTS to porcbare a comber of HORSES, tollable for an Englifti anarket ; foe Canadian Horfe would not be refufed. Hartford, October 7, 1793. CHECK FLANNEL! WANTED a quantity of CHECK FLANNEL, f.r whih pan Csfh will be given, the other part in Good at Cafli priee-by SHUBAEL GR1SWOLD. Who bu juH received new GOODS, which with tbofe be tore on hind, will be offered very cheap for ready pay. so Nova-Scotia GR1ND.STOKES for We, together or by fingle Sionr, far little or notbinir. Alfo, Writing, Wrapping, Prefi and Bonnet Papcn, bb exchanged for Rag or produce. "B-Hartford, OQober 4, 1.798. .FO R SAL e7 By JAMES BUR K, 16 Hhds. excellent Barbados Rum. 8 Batrela of Sugar 4 Hbd. Molsffe. Wine, Brandy, Holland Gio Taaurind in Keg. Geman and Bliftered Steal. Cod-Fifb, Rock-Salt, ttc: Wanted, for which any or the above article ar Caft' wil bp given joo buihela of Oatt to of Sial'i CofD 40 Bock Wheat 4 tons of good Hay. Hartford, October 7, 1795. To h S O JL D by tht Subftriber, A SMALL and convenient -dwelling Houle and garden XV foot, about lorry feet front, and one hundred fret rear, lying about forty rod weft of the river, opofiteMr. Fe-man AlLiitiRN' ; any fcrfon wjlhinfr to porchaf the above """" d una, may kucw inr rern oy applying w j.i.uta ail K.L.VJ vy - Hartford, Oflolw 7, i7.

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