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BENNINGTON, (Ver.) Dec. 7.
BY the poll from Onion River,we
are informed, that the follow
ing melancholy accident lately hap
pened at Milton, on the river Moile ;
seven young men atteinp ii.g lo'crols
the river in a canoe, were by some
accident overl'et, and four of them,
viz. two by the nalne of Soper, one
Owen and one Irifli, were unfortu
nately drowned.
We hear from Rutland that the
Council of Censors, having complet
ed the business of their appoint
ment, adjourned on Friday lad with
out day. They have ordered their
proceedings, with the constitution
as proposed to be amended, to be
publiflied in the Vermont Gazette
and Journal, as speedily as may be,
for tne perusal of the public.
Samuel Hitchcock, Lot Hall, Le
muel Chipman, and Paul Brigham,
Efq'i s. are chofeii ele<siors for Preli
de lit and Vice-Prefident.
BOSTON, Dec. 8
On Wednesday evening last, by
virtue of a warrant iflued by Jul
tices Greenltfaf and Barrett, on the
complaint of the Attorney-General,
the Sheriff of this county arretted
Mr. Harper, one of the company of
Comedians who for fomeftime past
ha*e entertained the inhabitants of
this town, as guilty of a breach of
the law against Theatrical enter
tainments—and held him to bail to
appear the next day before the Jus
tices, and recognize for his appear
ance at the next Supreme Judicial
Court. At the end of the second
a«ft of the " School for Scandal"
which was then performing, Mr.
Harper came forward on the stage,
and read a card from the Iheriff,
informing Mr. Harper, that unless
the performances of the evening
were flopped, he should apprehend
forthwith all the persons of the
company. Much agitation ensued,
and the resentment of the citizens
at what they conceived to Vie a vio
lent and untimely nieafure, t!Hoo
vered itlelf in several spirited pro
ceedings, and a loud call for the
performances to go on : Bnt, at the
particular requelt of the perform
ers, the audience dispensed with the
entertainment of the evening, and
peaceably retired ; firft refilling to
accept the admiflißii money, Mr. H.
offered to return.
The next clay, Mr. Harper appear
ed before the juflices to recognize.
The coutt, for the gratification of
the citizens, was held in Faneuil-
Hall—when the Attorney-General
read a special order from the Su
preme Executive, direi'ting him to
make tlie complaint on which the
warrant was iilued, and then read
the complaint. On Mr. H. being
put to plead, Mr. Otis, one of his
counsel, objeded to the legality of
the warrant as contrary to the 14th
article of the Declaration ofßights,
which requires, that no warrant
lhall be illued, except upon com
plaints made upon oath : anet- the
complaint upon which the present
warrant was illued not being made
upon oath, the warrant con fee 11 e 111-
ly was illegal. Mr. Tudor, the o
ther counsel for Mr. Harper, fup
poited Mr. Otis's opinion—which
was combated by the Attorney-Ge
neral with imich candor and fair
nefs. Ihe opinion of their honors
being desired, one of them (Mr.
Barret) acceded to the validity of
the defendant's counsel. —In confe
quei.ee of which Mr. Harper was
liberated, much to the fatisfaiftion
of a numerous and resectable au
Mi. I IiPF.R, imprefled with (be
livclieft emotions of gratitude, pre.
jents to the citizens of Boston, and
Ih V v"t- V ' ' hctril, »^ofunfeigned
[ n ' a,iy favors : And
while be laments the neeeffity be is
Under, thus early to leave this hos
pitable capital, he fltall ever bear
in remembrance the obligations he
is under for their liberality, bene
volence and candor.
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Insurance Company.
THE OFFICE of the Insurance Company of
North-America commenced business on
Saturday last, and will continue open every day
Sundays -xcepted,at No. 119, south Front-Street
where orders, foreign and domeftie,will be duly
attended to.
Phi i.ad el phi a, November 20, 1792.
THE Stockholders of the Bank of the United
States are hereby informed, that according
to the statute of in.orporation, a general elc&ion
for twenty-five Directors will be held at the Bank
ef the Unifd States, in the city of Philadelphia,
on Mouday the seventh day of January ntxt, at
ten o'cock in the forenoon.
And puifuantothe eleventh feftion o\ the
Bye-Laws, the Stockholders of the said Bank ate
hereby'notified to tffemble in general meeting
at the lame place, on Tuefdav the eighth day ot
uext, at five o'clock in the evening.
Between December iJt, 1792.
William Shipley In the high Court ofChance
Complainan', ry of the State of New-
Jfohn Meng and o- Jerfcy.
thers Defendants. Prejenf,
Ilis Excellency the Chancellor.
THE Complainant having filed his bill of
Complaint against the Defendants in the
month of September, seventeen hundred and
ninety-one, and in the laid Bill of Complaint did
among other things set forth that the said Com
plainant bring ki?ed in his Demesne as of fee
of and 10 a certain T rati of Land, said to contain
nine hundred and thirty acres, situate, lying and
being in the township of Hardwick in the coun
ty ol Snllex in the State of New-Jersey, did on
the fir ft of March seventeen hundi ed and eighty
five, bargain fell and convey the fame in set; sim
ple unto John Meng and John Henderfon'of che
citv of Philadelphia, William Goodwin and
John Town, for the consideration of One Thou
sand Six Hundred Pounds in Gold or Silver—
Thar 011 the fifth day of the fame month of
March the said feoffees above named did execute
unto the said William Shipley a Deed of Mort
gage in fee simple of the said Tract of Land to
secure the payment of the said fxxteen hundred
pounds, with the lawful intercft which might
thereon accrue—That in the year seventeen hun
dred and eighty-fix the said John Meng and
William Goodwii did become Bankrupts with
in the intent and meaning of the a£ts of the Le
gislature of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,
and such proceedings were had against them that
in the fame they were duly declared
Bankrupts; and that they the said John Meng
and William Goodwin did in some short time
afterwards convey and transfer all their eftatc
both real and personal, and particularly all their
right and title to the premises above mentioned
to John Field, Curtis Clay, James C. Fiflier,
Isaac Wharton, John Kaighn and Arthur Collins
all of the city of Philadelphia, fubjeil to the
Mortgage so as a fore fa id given to the said Com
plainant.—That the said John Field, Curtis
Clay, James C. Fifhcr, Isaac Wharton, John
Kaighn and Arthur Collins soon after bargained,
fold and conveyed all their Right and Title of
and in the said Tract of Land unto Benjamin
Town of the city of Philadelphia, and John
Town, fubjeft to the Mortgage aforefaid—That
on the eighteenth day of O&ober seventeen hun
dred and eighty-five, the said John Town and
Benjamin Town did execute another Mortgage
to the said William Shipley for securing the pay
ment oftwelve hundred pounds in certain in
stallments—That in the month cf January seven
teen hundred and eighty-fix, John Town did
bargain and fell in fee Pimple all his Right and
Title t6 the (aid premises, to the said Benjamin
Town, fubjeft to the Mortgages aforefaid—That
in the month ol February seventeen hundred and
eighty-eight, the said Benjamin Town did con
vey all his Right and Title to the said premises,
to John Field and Curtis Clay of the city of Phi
delphia, upon certain Trusts unknown to theal
Complainant—That said Benjamin Town the
loon after became Bankrupt, and in pursuance
of the bankrupt laws of the State of Pennlvlva
nia, did convey all his estate real and personal
to a certain Rob#rt Raffton—That JtJttn Ileti
derfon did alio in the month of September seven
teen hundred and eighty-seven beeomc a Bank
rupt, and uuderthe bankrupt laws of the State
of Pcnnfylvania, did ailign and convey all his
cftate real and personal to David Lenox, George
Hughes, Matthew Clarkfon, Peter Baynton and
Richard Bache—And the Complainant doih. in
and by his said Bill, pray that thofc having
Right to the said Ellate may be decreed to pay
him what is due on the said Mortgages, or that
the equity of Redemption be forclofed by the
Derreeof this Court.
And now upon opening this matter this dav
by Kir hard Stockton, Esquire, being ofihe- com.
{halT'r <° <he Court
f pr" d defendants do rtfide in the State
«• iVnnfylva.na, without the j.irifdiaion of this
Lo.irt ; and it appear,n g further to this Court
that wilts o. lubpoena have been taken out ac
corr.,„R to th e courfc of lhii that |he fa|d
w.usof fuopcena have been duly feved upon
the sam lever a I Defendants upwards of o,e
>rar rom this dav ; and that none of the said
Defencms li„vc ca.il.d his or their appearance
to be rntered m ,l, !s G.u-t to the suit of .he said
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' -> h.iii i"* that the said Uc
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confribj to I iie (! ■ h T° (
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