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1025. Fri May 8 1863: History of Windham. Genealogy. XXV.

Abbreviations-- b for birth, m for married, d for died, dau for daughter, chil for child or children, chh for church, W for Windham, Wil for Willimantic, Mans for Manfield, Hamp for Hampton, Chap for Chaplin, Scot for Scotland.


We have requested information in regard to the families of this stock, but as we have received no response we give what fragmentary records we have hoping they may be of some service to those who desire to trace their family, or collect complete records.

JOHN BALDWIN, of Guilford, was the common ancestory of the Norwich and early Lebanon Baldwins, and very probably of the Mansfield families. He m. Hannah Birchard, probably dau. of Thomas, April 12, 1653, and had:

I. John, b. Dec. 5, 1654.

II. Hannah, b. Oct. 6, 1656.

III Thomas, b. 1662.

John Baldwin, the father above, removed to Norwich in 1662.

JOHN BALDWIN, son of John above, was an early settler of Lebanon, where he d. in 1705, leaving a widow, one son John, and four daughters. John Baldwin, last named, of Lebanon, m. Abigail Baldwin, Jan. 31, 1715-16, and had John, b. Aug. 4, 1747, who m. and had a family; Lucy, b. April 12, 1720; Zerviah, who d. y.; Daniel, b. June 16, 1725; Benjamin, b. April 21, 1727, and Zerviah, b. March 24, 1729. John Baldwin, the father, d. April 10, 1745.

THOMAS BALDWIN, son of John, of Guilford, above named, m. 1st Sarah, dau. of John Caulkins, 1684, who d. next year, and he m. 2d Abigail Lay, dau. of John, of Lyme, 1692 and by her had four sons and four daughters. From this stock is the late Rev. Dr. Baldwin, of Boston, Hon. Simeon Baldwin, and Gov. Roger S. Baldwin of New Haven, lately deceased. Our fellow-citizen Gen. Lloyd E. Baldwin, of Willimantic, is, we believe, from this Norwich stock.

The first Baldwin family that appears in Mansfield record is LIEUT. THOMAS BALDWIN, who was probably m. to wife Dorothy when he settled in M. He d. Feb. 23, 1744-5. His wid. m. Simeon Crosby. His record begins 1737; he had William, Benjamin and Rachel who d. in infancy; and Sarah, b. Nov. 3, 1739; Benjamin, b. Oct. 5, 1743. We have no clue to his origin. He may have had other children.

THOMAS BALDWIN, JR., m. Deborah, dau. of Zechariah Paddock, Nov. 19, 1748. Chil.:

1. Deborah, b. Nov. 12, 1749.

2. Bethiah, b. Dec. 21, 1751.

3. Elizabeth, b. June 29, 1754.

4. Thomas, b. Jan. 17, 1758.

ELEAZER BALDWIN, m. Elizabeth Wright, dau. of Ebenezer, April 8, 1751. Chil.:

1. Thomas, b. Jan. 23, 1752.

2. Zerviah, b. Aug. 23, 1754, m. Amos Field.

3. Eleazer, b. Nov. 6, 1756.

4. Rhoda, b. Dec. 25, 1758.

5. Sarah, b. Nov. 26, 1761.

6. Asa, b. Jan. 25, 1764.

7. Olive, b. Feb. 15, 1766, d. May 9, 1767.

8. Ollive 2d, b. Feb. 28, 1770.

9. Elizabeth, b. Sept. 28, 1772, d. June 17, 1777.

JOSEPH BALDWIN m. Elizabeth Porter, dau. of Lieut. John, Nov. 16, 1757. Chil.:

1. Silas, b. Sept. 6, 1758.

2. Elizabeth, b. April 13, 1761.

3. Anna, b. Jan. 12, 1764.

4. Joseph, b. July 4, 1766.

5. Katurah, b. Feb. 5, 1772.

6. Thomas, b. March 19, 1774.

7. John, twin of Thomas, b. March 19, 1774.

RUFUS BALDWIN m. Eunice Leffingwell, dau. of Samuel, of Norwich, June 7, 1759, and had Rufus, b. June 17, 1760, when his record disappears from M.

EPHRAIM BALDWIN m. Sarah Bingham, dau. of Nathaniel, Jan. 4, 1758 and had Sarah, b. April 14, 1759, when the record disappears.

THOMAS BALDWIN, probably son of Joseph above, by wife Polly had Joseph Porter, b. June 8, 1808; John Harris, b. July 29, 1810; George, b. Feb. 3, 1812; Miranda, b. July 12, 1814.

DANIEL BALDWIN, according to family tradition, came from Lisbon (then in Norwich), and settled in Mansfield, but the time of his advent there or how long he resided in that town we have not now the means of determining. His chil. were probably all born previous to his coming. In 1771 he had removed to Tolland, where he probably died. Several of his children married and settled in Mansfield. We have not his family record, but presume it may be found in Norwich. We think it quite probable that he was the son of Thomas, of Norwich.

He certainly had the following chil., and perhaps others. It may be that Eleazer and Joseph above named were his children.:

1. Daniel.

2. Sarah, who m. _____Fowler.

3. Phebe, who m. Capt. Isaac Sargeant, of Mass., June 21, 1759, and had a family.

4. Ebenezer.

5. Samuel.

6. Hannah, m. Samuel Sargeant, Sept. 26, 1751.

7. Asa.

DANIELD BALDWIN, JR., m. Annah or Hannah Knight, of Windham, dau. of Joseph, of Norwich, April 5, 1753. He resided in Windham for a time where his two eldest children were born, when he removed to Mans. Chil.:

1. Daniel, b. May 16, 1754.

2. Elijah, b. May 16, 1756, m. Assenath Allen, dau. of Ebenezer, and had son Elijah.

3. Anne, b. may 26, 1758, d. Feb. 13, 1759.

4. Joseph, b. April 30, 1761, was killed by a cart wheel passing over him, April 21, 1774.

5. Shubael, b. Feb. 26, 1764.

6. Lydia, b. Aug. 4, 1766.

7. Phillip, b. Dec. 7, 1770.

8. Deborah, b. March 25, 1776.

EBENEZER BALDWIN, son of Daniel, sen., m. Ruth Swift, dau. of John of Mans. Nov. 12, 1761. Chil.:

1. Elizabeth, b. July 1, 1765, m. Andrew Hartshorn.

2. Ruth, b. July 1, 1765, m. Abel Edgerton.

3. Hannah, b. June 6, 1767.

4. Ebenezer, b. Nov. 9, 1769.

5. John, b. April 5, 1772, settled in Windham, was a lawyer, member of Congress, and held other offices of honor and trust. He died March 27, 1850 leaving a son John, who resides in Windham and has a family.

6. Jerusha, b. Feb. 27, 1776.

7. Molly, b. June 17, 1778.

8. Samuel, b. Aug. 2, 1780.

9. Eleazer, b. Aug. 2, 1782.

ELEAZER BALDWIN, youngest son of Ebenezer above, by wife Harriet, had chil.:

1. Emily, b. Jan. 3, 1805.

2. Raymond, b. Feb 20, 1805, resides in Mansfield, has been twice married, and has a family.

3. Washington, b. Nov. 2, 1807.

4. Jesse H., b. Sept. 13, 1809.

5. Harriet, b. Dec. 7, 1810.

6. Eleazer, b. April 3, 1812, has a family and resides in Columbia.

7. Mary, b. April 2, 1814.

8. Almira, b. July 21, 1818.

9. Fanny, b. Nov. 21, 1820.

10. Harmy, b. June 26, 1823

1026. Fri May 8 1863: Rev. P. Mathewson, late of East Thompson, has accepted a call to the pastorate of the Baptist church in Packersville. His post office address is "Plainfield, Conn."

1027. Fri May 8 1863: How to Color – When the farmer's wife wants to color a bright red, she must wash her yarn clean and nice, and boil in strong alum water; then dry in the sun a day – but don't rinse it out. The next day boil in good madder, soak over night; then dry again, after which wash it, and you will have brilliant bright red. When you want to color a bright green, you must boil alum water the same way, having everything very clean; then boil in the kettle some good, strong hickory bark; take out the bark and put in the yarn; boil thirty minutes; after drying, wash the yarn; then make some blue dye in the usual way, from indigo and a small bit of madder.

1028. Fri May 8 1863: The new internal revenue stamp will have a border around the vignette, on which are to be printed at the top figures representing three or four years, as 1863, 1864, 1865, and on the sides and bottom the names of the months and figures for the days, from 1 to 30. The method of cancellation will be to cut out with a knife, before affixing the stamp, the whole border, except the letters and figures representing the date at which the instrument is issued.

1029. Fri May 8 1863: Grafting Wax.--Take 3-4 pound tallow, 1 1-4 pounds beeswax, 2 pounds resin, melt on a slow fire, stir until all melted, then turn it into a pail of water, stir a little as you are putting it in, so it will not stick to the sides of the pail, then take it out, and work it into balls of sufficient size to be convenient to use.

1030. Fri May 8 1863: It is a curious illustration of the good natured way in which we still carry on the war, that Lieut. Semmes, the commander of the Alabama still owns three houses in Washington, two of them near, one on Pennsylvania avenue, which are duly rented by his agent, and on which the rents are without doubt duly collected and forwarded in lawful currency, to the traitor and pirate, who is engaged in desolating our commerce.

1031. Fri May 8 1863: Thomas Simns, the slave sent back to bondage some years ago from Boston, has escaped from the rebel lines at Vicksburg, and is once more in the New England capital.

1032. Fri May 8 1863: Brigham Young says he will see the United States government in hell, sooner than help it to more men, so long as it keeps soldiers in camp within the limits of Salt Lake City.

1033. Fri May 8 1863: A young, good looking, and competent servant girl, who steals because she cannot help it was arrested at the Girard House, Philadelphia, last week. Her trunks contained $9000 worth of stolen articles, including 146 dresses, 59 shawls, and other articles in great variety.

1034. Fri May 8 1863: The Richmond Examiner, of April 22d, contains an advertisement for 5000 laborers, slave, free and white, to work on the Richmond fortifications.

1035. Fri May 8 1863: James B. Clay, son of the great Ashland orator and stateman, is Colonel of one of the rebel regiments attached to Humphrey Marshall's command. Col. Clay was once a member of the Federal Congress, but was never noted for anything except the tearing down of is father's mansion, and having the beams and rafters manufactured into walking canes which he peddled out at five dollars each.

1036. Fri May 8 1863: Jefferson Davis has issued an address to the people of the Southern Confederacy, urging them to devote their agricultural labor to the production of food. He says that although the soldiers are on half rations of meat there is plenty of it in the confederacy, but that a difficulty exists in its transportation, which is about to be remedied.

1037. Fri May 8 1863: Alfred M. Weed, of Darien, was accidentally dorwned on Saturday, the 18th inst.

1038. Fri May 8 1863: Rev. N.T. Allen, of Jewett City, late Chaplain of the 26th Regiment, has resigned on account of ill health, and returned home. He says there have been in the regiment about two hundred cases of typhoid fever of which only nineteen have proved fatal.

1039. Fri May 8 1863: Mr. A.S. Beckwith, of Hartford, one of the wealthiest men of that city, died at his residence there on Wednesday morning. His fortune was estimated at one and a quarter million dollars. One of the late acts of Mr. Beckwith's life was intended to give $50,000 as a trust fund for the benefit of the sick and wounded Connecticut soldiers.

1040. Fri May 8 1863: Thomas Huntington, of 40th Ohio Volunteers son of Thomas Huntington and grandson of Gen. Jedediah Huntington was shot by the rebels while on picket duty with his company, near Franklin, Tenn.,on the 10th inst. He was 25 years of age.

1041. Fri May 8 1863: About thirty guns are to be mounted on the earthworks to be constructed around New Haven harbor. The work can be done, it is thought within two months.

1042. Fri May 8 1863: The 10th Connecticut has not returned to Newbern, as reported, but is still in Hunter's department in South Carolina.

1043. Fri May 8 1863: On the Rappahannock.

All eyes during the past week have been turned towards the Rappahannock, and the most intense interest, mingled with the deepest anxiety and solicitude, has been felt, to learn the result of the tremendous conflicts that have for several days raged in Virginia.

The Government has interdicted the transmission of army news by telegraph, and much is still left to conjecture. The reports are not very encouraging. It appears that on Tuesday Hooker met a reverse, and all or a part of his forces have recrossed the Rappahannock.

We give the following condensed statement of operations:

Gen. Hooker succeeded in throwing a large part of his army across the Rappahannock above Fredericksburg, gaining a position about ten miles west and below that town.

On Saturday evening, Stonewall Joackson, with 40,000 men, made an impetuous attack upon our right, composed of the 11th Army Corps, who became panic stricken and fled. This unfortunate beginning had a discouraging effect, and although it was partially retrieved, the disaster was a serious one.

On Sunday was fought one of the most sanguinary battles of the war. The battle commenced before 6 A.M., and raged with unsurpassed fury for six hours. Losses on both sides severe--the result indecisive. Gen. Berry was killed, and we lost many valuable officers.

In the meantime Gen. Sedgwick carried the rebel works at Fredericksburg by storm. On Monday, the rebels attacked Sedgwick in great force, pressing him all day, until his men were obliged to give way before overwhelming masses and to re-cross the river in the face of the enemy during the night, the rebels raking our bridges with artillery, and causing great loss of life.

The accounts of Tuesday's operations are meager and unsatisfactory. There appears, however, to have been but little if any fighting. It is said that Hooker re-crossed the Rappahannock from prudential reasons, the rain raising the streams so much as to endanger communcations.

The battles have been very bloody, Hooker estimating his entire loss at 10,000 men. The rebel loss undoubtedly is at least equal to ours.

With our present information it is impossible to sum up results, or estimate probabilities. We await further particulars with anxiety and no little apprehension, though hoping for the best.

1044. Fri May 8 1863: Death of Major Larrabee. The Hartford Courant, of the 6th, contains a notice of the death of Major Charles Larrabee, who died in that city on Tuesday morning, at the age of 81.

He was born Windham about 1782, and was the son of Charles Larrabee, and grandson of Timothy larrabee, Esq., a lawyer of Windham. The father of Timothy was John, and his grandfather was John Larrabee, one of the earliest settlers of Windham.

Major Larrabee, the subjet of this notice, was a cousin of Capt. Adam Larrabee, of Windham. His history is full of interest. He left his native town in 1801, and lived with Rev. Nathan Perkins, of West Hartford, till 1808, when he received a commission as lieutenant in the army. He proved a faithful and gallant soldier, and at the battle of Lundy's Lane received a gunshot wound in the left arm, which rendered amputation necessary. Up to the time of his death he received a pension from the Government. We append the following from the Courant:

"Major Larrabee was worth property to the amount of several thousand dollars, which he donates entirely for the benefit of lame, deformed and maimed females. His will, dated June, 1847, bequeaths all his real and personal estate to the Mayor, Aldermen, and the Selectmen of the town of Hartford, that the annual income may be appropriated "for the relief and benefit" of the persons named, "selecting the most needy;" for which purpose "said estate is to constitute and remain a perpetual and permanent fund, to be called 'The Larrabee Fund.'" Subsequently, in a codicil, he gives to the town of West Hartford the sum of five hundred dollars, to be invested and the interest thereon applied as stated in the Hartford bequest. In reference to the disposition of his body after death, he leaves a written memorandum addressed to Mr. Roberts, the undertaker. It exhibits some of the peculiarities of the man. He says:

"'My grave must be dug but four feet deep, and midway between the obelisk and south part of the fence. [He had a lot in Spring Grove Cemetery.] Should I die in the winter, enough earth must be placed so far above the surface of the ground as will save the body from frost. When the spring has come, and the grass has grown well, then earth must be added to raise my grave two feet above the adjoining surface of the ground. The top of the grave must be three feet wide, and eight feet long, with a gentle slope all around it. Then the best of turf must be placed all over it, and may this turf have a good and substantial growth every summer! My head must be placed at the west end of my grave so when I rise, or am called to judgement, I may face the sun. I have had an engagement many years with Mr. Roberts to furnish my dead body with a coffin. I want a well-made coffin, but I do not want a cent's worth of any fancy work and materials upon it. I do not want a box for my coffin, for I desire to lie as near our mother earth as possible.'

"We have not room for extracts from the written papers he leaves. It was his desire that his writings in MS, should be published in pamphlet form, and likely they will be. Though a peculiar man in many respets, yet, quite natural to a person of his advanced age in life, Mr. Larrabee possessed a warm, sympathizing heart for the afflicted, particularly those who were maimed in body. His notions of things were queer, but his motives were thoroughly honest. He was firm in his opinions, many of which hardly touched the chord of this generation. But we cannot wonder at it. He was schooled in the last century. It is true to say he was a good man and deserted, as he had, many friends."

Col. Larrabee, of Wisconsin, formerly Member of Congress, and now a Colonel of one of the Wisconsin regiments, is his son.

1045. Fri May 8 1863: Acknowledgments.

We have received from our old friend and neighbor Elder Warren Clark of Gasport, N.Y., a very pleasant reminder of his kind regards, in the shape of a can of preserved peaches, sent us by private hands, and for which he will please accept may thanks. The fruit was as fresh and of as good flavor as when first put up; and we assure our friend it was not bad to take. The note and other matter, which we understand accompanied the domation, has not yet come to hand.

From Mr. J.A. Lewis of the Willimantic Nursery, we have received another lot of his fine early lettuce, which was first rate. Thank you!

Royal Jennings, Esq., our former citizen and a true son of old Windham, (likewise an advance paying subscriber to the Journal), sends us the "Fifth Annual Statement of the Trade and Commerce of Milwaukee" with his cordial congratulations, for which he will please accept our thanks with many kind wishes in return. We have been much interested in looking over the statistics, and not a little surpirsed to find the trade of the city so large. Milwaukee is bound to be a great city one of these days.

Mr. Eliphalet Martin, of Mansfield, handed us, a while ago, a pail of bolted meal, almost as fine and white as wheat flour, for which he will accept thanks. He informed us that it was ground from Tuscarora corn, formerly called "Turkey wheat" or "York cheat" which was considerably cultivated some years since. It makes nice griddle cakes, and is quite an addition to wheat or buckwheat griddles. It is so white and nice we should think it would be an object to cultivate it to some extent.

1046. Fri May 8 1863: Accidents from Firing Salutes. We publish the following from a retired U.S. military officer, long connected with the Ordnance Department, who hands it to us for publication, hoping it "may possibly save some poor fellow from accident, and a great deal of misery.":

Mr. Editor: Accidents from firing salutes are so common amongst those uninstructed in the "manual of the piece," and so unusual in the regular service, that I offer the following precautions, in the hope, that their circulation may attract attention, and prevent accidents in the future.

1st. No. 1, who sponges the piece and rams down the cartridge, enters the sponge and forces it to the bottom of the bore, giving it two turns and pressing it against the bottom, thus driving out at the vent all the air and smoke, and most of the sparks, should any have remained in the bore after the discharge.

2d. As soon as the sponge reaches the bottom of the bore and whilst it is being turned, there, No.3, or the man whose duty it is to tend vent, places his left hand thumb upon the vent, pressing with force so as to exclude the air, whilst the sponge is being withdrawn, thus creating a vacuum between the sponge and vent and extinguishing any fire that might remain in the bore after a discharge.

In the "Instructions for Field Artillery," No. 3 is directed to close the vent at the order "Load," at the instant No. 1 commences to enter the sponge in the muzzle of the piece, but it is undoubtedly the safer course to leave the vent open for the escape of the smoke and sparks, as I have recommended; as a vacuum is as readily produced by the latter method of tending vent.

Before commencing a salute the sponge should be examined, and if found to be so worn as not to fill the bore completely, a new one should be substituted; and No. 3. should be instructed to close the vent at the proper time, and to keep it closed so that no air can enter it until the sponge shall have been withdrawn from the muzzle.

Upon the faithful performance of the duties of these two men depends the safety at least of No. 1, who, without these necessary precautions, is liable to serious injury by premature explosion. B.

1047. Fri May 8 1863: Fire. – About 8 o'clock last evening a fire was discovered in an old wooden building, belonging to the Linen Company, used as a lumber and store house, for making packing boxes and for other purposes, and the building was entirely consumed, with all its contents. About $1000 worth of lumber, some $400 worth of box machinery, and some joiner's tools, belonging to workmen employed, constitute the chief items of loss, besides the building, which was not considered of any great value. No insurance.

1048. Fri May 8 1863: Attention is called to an article of Union Bitters advertised by N.F. Peck in our columns. We are assured that it is nothing like the common decoctions of bad liquor and aloes, usually sold for bitters but a pure article, healthful, invigorating and strengthening to the system which often needs something of the kind at this season. It has a pleasant taste, and to those who need to be bittered a little, we doubt not it will be good for the stomach's sake. Try it.

1049. Fri May 8 1863: The Great Triplicate Circus.--No establishment which has ever visited us offers so many attractive novelties. There are Two Full Circus Companies. One known as Melville's Australian Circus, another ast The R Sand's American Circus and a circus company consisting of Henry Cooke's Celebrated Troupe of trained Dogs and Monkeys, all exhibited in one Exhibition for a Single Price of Admission, so that none can fail to be pleased or to get the full worth of their money. We reer our readers to the advertisement in another column.

1050. Fri May 8 1863: Dr. Frederick Rogers, an educated physician of the regular school, has recently taken up his residence in this village for the purpose of practicing his profession. He comes well recommended by prominent citizens of Norwich, where he resided previous to his coming here. His card may be seen in another column.

1051. Fri May 8 1863: William Apley, of Eastford, committed suicide by hanging, Tuesday night of last week. He was 48 years old.

1052. Fri May 8 1863: The Tolland county court tried a case between Hiram Wiers and Sheldon Hare, of Stafford, last week, involving the right of two sheep. The case occupied the court a part of the week and cost the parties about $400. Rather high priced mutton that.

1053. Fri May 8 1863: The Granite mill at Stafford, will soon stop running for the present. The demand for print cloth is hardly sufficient to keep prices up to the standard with the raw material.

1054. Fri May 8 1863: A sturgeon, some five feet long and weighing in the neighborhood of two hundred pounds, was taken in the Thames river on Saturday.

1055. Fri May 8 1863: The Winsted Herald relates an instance of 'slicking up things," so common to good housewives once or twice a year. A lady, desirous of getting "old papers" out of the way, put into the stove a two-pound package of gunpowder that he husband had tucked away. The consequences can be easily imagined.

1056. Fri May 8 1863: A few days ago, Mrs. Edwin Bennett, of Danielsonville, while engaging in washing, brought her dress in contact with the stove, from which it caught fire. Her hoop skirt kept the flames from her person until a neighbor, who was attracted by her screams, rushed in and extinguished the fire.

1057. Fri May 8 1863: In the vicinity of Hartford, particularly in the towns on the opposite side of the river, including East Hartford, Windsor and South Windsor, there will be more tobacco raised this season, than in any previous year since the weed was first cultivated in this section. Nearly every farmer is preparing some land for the reception of the plant.

1058. Fri May 8 1863: Marriages

In Willimantic, May 6, by Rev. J.S. Loveland, Mr. Theodore A. Hunt and Miss Emily A. Thompson, both of Mansfield.

In Columbia, April 14, by Rev. F.D. Avery, Mr. Albert F. Preston, of Lisbon, toMrs. Mary A. Fuller of Lebanon.

In Mount Hope, Wednesday, May 6, by the Rev. J.H. Anketell, William Hockstaff Abbe, of Windham and Marion Russell Shegogue, daughter of J. H. Shegogue of New York City. No Cards.

1059. Fri May 8 1863: Deaths

In Willimantic, May 6, Mr. James Belfield, aged 57.

1060. Fri May 8 1863: J.G. Rathbun, Chemist and Apothecary (Allyn House Drug Store) Hartford, Conn.

Mineral Waters. Congress Water, quarts and pints; Empire Water, quarts and pints; Kissingen Water; Miracubad Water; Settzer Water; Vichy Water; Pyrmont Water; Spa Water; Ems Water; &c., &c., &c., The Congress and Empire Spring waters from Saratoga are well known, the others are new to many persons, being manufactured in New York from the analysis of the German Springs. They are rapidly coming into use being indorsed by many leading physicians. Sold by the dozen or single bottle at manufacturers retail prices.

Trusses. We have a fair assortment of Phelp's improved, Marsh's Thomson's improved and other popular makers, also, at reasonable prices, also, Supporters, Shoulder Braces, Suspension Bandages, &c., &c., constantly for sale.

"El Angel" This is the name of the most popular Cigars we havE had for the past two years, the universal opinion as to the quality being that they are better than any Cigar sold at the same price and better than many sold 30 or 40 per cent higher. They were imported direct by the subscriber from Cuba, and are offered at the very low price of $5.75 per hundred, or by the thousand for $55.

Brown Windsor Soap. We are selling a capital imitation of the genuine for 25 cents a package. It is nearly as good as the imported article which is 30 per cent higher.

"Schrieder" Champagne. Imported (sure thing) by Jno. D. & M. Williams of Boston. We have recently obtained it, knowing it to be genuine and can confidently recommend it. Also "Heidsick" and "Green Seal," Moet & Chandon, quarts and pints.

Cooley's Bitters. We have them, the old favorite bitters, known and taken by all men. Put up in packages of 10 cents each.

Bottled Wines 30 Years Old. We have a small stock of Maderia and Sherry Wines, bottled in 1833 for private use, and which we offer for sale at a very reasonable price. For invalids it must be very acceptable.

1061. Fri May 8 1863: At a Court of Probate, holden at Chaplin, within and for the district of Chaplin, on the 17th day of April, A.D. 1863. Present, Orin Witter, Esq. Judge. Upon the petition of David A. Griggs of Chaplin in the county of Windham, showing to this court that he is guardian of Julian Griggs, Mary E. Griggs and Pharez B. Griggs of said Chaplin in said district minors. That said minors are the owners of real estate situated in said Chaplin about one mile and a quarter southerly from the meeting-house in said Town lying on both sides of the Natchaug river, containing about twenty-five acres of land, with a grist mill, Saw mill, shingle mill, two dwelling houses, store and barn thereon standing, valued at about thirty-two hundred and fifty dollars. Also one undivided half part of a certain tract or parcel of land lying in the town of Mansfield, county of Tolland, contining about twenty-four acres of land lying on both sides of Mount Hope river, in what is now known as Atwood's Hollow, with a silk factory, water privelege, and three dwelling houses theron standing valued at about fifteen hundred dollars. That it would be for the interest of said minors that said and be sold and the avials thereof invested otherwise, for their benefit, according to law. Praying for liberty to sell said property for the purpose aforesaid as per Petition on file. It is ordered by this Court that said guardian give notice of said application by causing the same to be published in a newspaper printed in Willimantic in the county of Windham three weeks successively at least six weeks before the hearing; and that said petition will be heard at the Probate Office in said district on the 8th day of July next at 1 o'clock P.M. Certified from Record. Orin Witter, Judge.

1062. Fri May 8 1863: N.F. Peck. Druggist and Chemist. Something New. Union Tonic Bitters. Compounded by ourselves from the Recipe of an eminent physician of this State, now a surgeon in Hooker's army. We have used these Bitters in private prescriptions during the past five years, and now offer them to the public with unhesitating confidence as the best Tonic Bitter in use. The Union Tonic Bitters are composed of the best and most carefully selected

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