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Owner's Names.
Gilmore Franklin
Gifhn John
Henthoru Jesse
Kempbell John
Monahan James
Mitchell John J
Pollock Ephraim
Paacal David
Skagit Mat'w &. Elisha
Stewart & Biles or Wm.
Case
Terry Francis
same
.Vercheller Elizabeth
Walton George
Weston Thomas
Wallace W W
Yost Jacob
w Tax,Int&
R. T. 2. What Part 3 SV Penalty. 6irnple Total Tax.
r 7 ? 1843. t.,1844. t .
D. C. M. D. C f. ' D. C. M
4 4 7 nese .2 8 69 48 117
8 2 29 wsw 80 97 2 228; 1 65 2 8 77 6
4 3 10 swnw 40 50 1 14 6 80 194 6
4 4 2 n w n w 40 60 1 14 6 80 1 94 6
4 4 8 s w s w 40 60 1 14 6 80 1 94 6
4 8 10 s e s e 40 60 1 14 6 80 1 94 6
3 8 26 nwne 41 60 1 14 6 80 1 94 6
3 2 22 sen w 41 60 1 14 6 80 1 94 6
4 3 11 s e n e 40 20 45 9 82 77 9
3 3 33 wie 82 60 1 37 6 96 2 38 6
4 4 1 swsw 40 47 1 07 7 75 2 1 82 9
4 3 - 6 n w 157 186 4 26 4 2 97 6 7 24
3 3 32 sen w 41 60 1 14 6 80 1 94 6
3 3 26 ese 82 110 2 52 2 1 76 . 4 28 2
3 2 16 n w 100 312a 4 41 8 2 99 2 7 41
3 3 21 w s w 80 93 2 13 2 1 48 8 8 62
3 3 27 esw&wse 163 204 2 33 8 3 26 4 5 60 2
a Value of mills $187. Tax thereon $7 41.
Switzerland township.
Fankhnuser Daniel
Heepert Michael
Kasserman Urs
Keefer Abram
Keller William
Lifer Philip
Liber Rudolph
Kuff Martiras
Triver Michael
Van ess David
Vanest Lewis
Wallace W W
Yost Jacob
1 anna John
6
29
27
29
29
21
23
18
34
15
15
27
21
35
n w s w
e n e
nwne
n w s w
n w s w
swnw
swsw
ese
nenw
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sw s e
s n e
n w n w
ese
40
80
41
40
40
40
40
6
41
40
40
82
41
10
Bain cm Ananias
Bowersock John
same
Blake Drusilla
Ball Farlon
Dement William
Dillon James
Dailey James
Hunt Joseph
Harlaud John
same
Hood James
Mooser Joseph
same
Nowell William
Pull grove Michael
same
same
Porter Joshua
Porter Melissa
Rodgcrs Samuel
Richardson Thomas
Stephens Hemy
Stephen Francis
Snider John
Smith James
Tracy John
Union township.
Alexander William
same
Bates Ephraim
Barnes Robert
Bryan John
same
Realty G M
Cooper Samuel
Derry James
Devald Daniel
Durnell Israel R
Jeffries William
Kendall James
Low James
McFarland John S
same
Morris Jesse
Morrjs Elixha
same
McCall Eiias
same
Petty Daniel
Porter Arthur
Stanberry Jonas
Stewart Robert
Snider Samuel
same
Tichner Aaron
Wilson John B
Washington
Allen David
Brown Abel
same
Booth John
Cox Josephus
Dougherty Edward
Gilliam Israel
Hill Margaret
Hought John
Murphy Robert
Martin Samuel
WailieldJamesW
Parri-h Peter
a Ar I ears included.
Wayne township.
Allen James 6
same 6
Bieser William 6
Cronin Michael 6
Cowen John C 5
Cowen John S 5
Denny Bryan 6
Dougherty Dan'lfc Ed. 6
Hinsdell Barnara
HenuV r h it John
Jones William
Knight William hrs,
Moore John jr
Moore John
Rutter John
Stackhouse David
Tingley John
7 7 32 w n e 38
7 7 22 n w s e 40
7 7 21 s w n e 40
7 7 13 nene 40
7 7 11 s w cor n w 10
7 7 11 nw 152
7 7 6 s w n e 44
7 7 18 sene 44
7 7 10 swsw 40
7 7 20 w n w
77 26 nene S '
7 7 14 e s w 80
7 7 4 sesw 20
774swsw 40
7 7 23 wse 81
7 7 4 lie 80
7 7 4 sesw 20
7 7 3 n w n e 40
7 7 27 n w n e 41
7 7 27 s w n e 41
7 7 26 w s w 2
7 7 27 esw 81
7 7 2 s w n w 39
7 7 10 e n e 80
7 7 28 e n o 6
7 7 13 n w n w 40
7 7 21 nwne 40
i.
8 7 5 nne 80
87 4nwnw 41
8 7 23 e n e 79
8 7 23 swnc&nwse 81
8 7 3 n e s w 40
8 7 3 w s w 50
8 7 15 n w n e 40
8 7 4 n e s w 40
8 7 31 n w n e 43
8 7 31 n w n w 42
8 7 32 nenw 38
Saw mill,
8 7 31 s c n w 43
8 7 32 n-nenw 3
8 7 8 s w 93
8 7 17 nnw 20
8 7 25 wsw 83
8 7 29 w n w 82
8 7 33 nwnw 41
8 7 21 w n w 81
8 7 21 n w s w 41
8 7 8 ne&,swne 81
8 7 22 n e n e 41
8 7 22 e ii w S1
8 7 31 s w n e 42
8 7 14 s ese 40
8 7 13 w s w 81
8 7 20 n wsw 41
8 7 22 s e n e 10
wnship.
6 4 17 e n w 5
641nwnw 40
6 4 8 sese 40
6 4 18 n w n w S6
6 4 16 wse 80
6 4 4 sene -2
6 4 19 nesw 40
6 4 1 nese 4
6 4 10 sen w 40
6 4 17 nenw . 40
6 4 14 n wse 40
6 4 16 n n w 80
6 4 24 nenw 3
60
100
61
47
50
60
60
14
51
50
60
102
61
12
53
50
50
50
16
244
47
51
CO
1 40 8
2 81 6
1 41 8
1 32 3
1 40 8
140 8
1 40 8
39 4
143 6
1 40 8
1 40 8
2 83 6
1 42 7
32 8
1 56 2
2 94 8
147 3
47 2
7 19 2
1 33 5
I 50 3
170 9
150 4 42 1
100
23
47
102
94
23
47
51
51
6
101
48
122
11
50
50
140
47
93
100
47
65
50
50
47
50
47
100
50
4
120
23
112
95
50
100
50
101
50
101
50
60
100
50
13
9
47
50
75
125a
80
80
75
75
61
80
125a
43
2 94 8
67 8
1 33 5
3 00 6
2 77
67 8
1 38 5
1 50 3
1 50 3
17 6
2 97 9
1 41 5
3 59 6
32 4
1 47 4
1 47 4
4 12 7
1 38 5
2 74 I
2 94 8
1 3S 5
1 91 6
1 47 4
1 47 4
1 33 5
1 47 4
1 38 5
2 94 8
1 47 4
11 8
3 53 6
62 6
3 30 1
2 47 3
1 47 4
2 94 8
1 47 4
2 97 7
1 47 4
2 97 7
1 47 4
1 47 4
2 94 8
1 47 4
41 2
24 2
1 26 2
1 34 3
2 01 4
12 36 3
2 15
2 15
2 01 4
2 01 4
1 37
2 15
12 36 3
1 26 8
97 5
1 95
99 5
91 7
97 5
97 5
97 5
27 3
99 5
97 5
97 5
1 93 9
99 5
234
1 14
2 13
107 5
34 4
5 24 6
1 01 1
1 09 7
1 29
3 22 5
2 15
49 5
1 01 1
2 193
2 02 1
49 5
1 01 1
1 09 7
1 09 7
129
2 172
1 03 2
2 62 3
23 7
1 07 5
1 07 5
2 59
87
1 72 1
1 85
87
1 20 3
92 5
92 5
87
92 5
87
1 85
92 5
74
2 22
51 8
2 07 2
1 75 8
92 5
1 85
92 5
1 86 9
92 5
1 86 9
92 5
92 5
1 85
92 5
24 1
13 1
68 2
72 5
1 08 8
1 81 3
1 16
1 16
1 08 8
1 08 8
74
1 16
1 81 3
62 4
13
14
21
7
32
32
5
5
5
34
15
27
9
34
31
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8
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s w s e
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n w s w
nenw
2 38 3
4 76 6
2 41 3
2 24
2 38 3
2 38 3
2 38 3
66 7
2 43 1
2 38 3
2 38 3
4 82 5
2 42 2
56 2
2 70 2
6 09 8
2 54 9
81 6
12 43 8
2 39 6
2 60
3 05 9
7 64 6
5 09 8
1 173
2 39 6
5 19 9
4 79 1
1 17 3
2 39 6
2 60
2 60
30 5
5 15 1
2 44 7
6 21 9
56 1
2 54 9
2 54 9
6 71 7
2 25 5
4 46 2
4 79 8
2 25 5
3 119
2 89 9
2 89 9
2 25 5
2 39 9
2 23 5
4 79 8
2 39 9
19 2
5 75 6
1 34 4
6 37 3
4 23 1
2 39 9
4 79 8
2 39 9
4 84 6
2 39 9
4 84 6
3 39 9
2 39 9
4 79 8
2 39 9
65 3
37 3
1 94 4
2 06 8
3 10 2
14 17 6
3 31
3 31
3 10 2
3 10 2
2 11
3 31
14 176
1 89 1
160 200 4 58 5 3 10 7 68 5
40 50 1 14 6 77 5 1 92 1
35 37 84 8 57 4 1 42 2
40 50 1 14 6 77 5 1 92 1
63 63 1 44 4 97 7 2 42 1
53 63 144 4 97 7 2 42 1
39 48 1 10 74 4 1 84 4
40 47 1 07 8 72 9 1 80 7
40 47 1 07 8 72 9 1 80 7
27 34 77 9 62 7 1 SO 6
41 52 1 19 2 80 6 1 99 8
80 112 2 56 8 1 73 6 4 30 4
40 50 1 14 6 77 5 1 92 1
10S 125a 2 86 5 4 21 8 7 08 3
27 34 77 9 52 7 1 30 6
27 346 77 9 1 12 7 1 90 6
40 50 1 14 6 77 5 1 92 1
a School house tax $2 28.
b School house tax 0 60.
TOWN LOTS.
Owner's Names. What Town. No. What Part, j?
Mams Township.
Atkinson James Jamestown
same 8ame
same same
same same
same same
same same
same same
came same
same same
Rarcus Nelson same
Jones Johnston L. same
Mason J. M. "me
same same
Smith George S. fame
Jiethel township.
Cartwright Isaac Bethel
Jones John same
same ame
Way Abel ame
Ci-ntrc township.
Archbold Edwaid Woodsfield
Crawford William heirs same
Dillon Josiah M. ame
Gibson John same
Haines Jacob same
same samo
Johnson James heirs same
sime same
MottH. H. a'me
Mason Joseph M. ame
same sime
same ame
same nie
Pope Alexander same
Person David same
Shaw Alexander . same
Allen Thomas Louisville
same same
same ame
same same
same same
same same
Cox Edward same
Dillon Peter ame
5
6
9
11
19
20
21
23
25
82
10
4
2
27
18
23
40
2
101
94
35
21
38
63 w three qrs.
63
103
34 r Si. Houi
44
91
92
103
55
70
19
1
2
3
14
;11
4
i 87
39
Tax.Int.it
Penalty Simple Total Tax.
1843. tax, 1844.
D. C. M. D. C. M. D. C. M
9 23 15 3 38 3
11 28 1 18 7 46 8
11 28 1 18 7 46 8
U 28 1 18 7 46 8
4 9 2 6 8 16
7 17 9 11 0 29 8
7 179 11 9 298
6 15 3 10 2 25 6
6 15 8 10 2 25 6
6 15 3 10 2 25 6
14 35 8 23 8 59 6
11 28 1 18 7 46 8
11 28 1 18 7 46 8
5 12 1 8 5 20 6
5 11 5 73 188
6 13 8 . 8 7 22 5
4 9 1 5 8 119
4 9 1 58 149
56a 1 94 4 1 09 2 3 03 6
56 1 65 1 09 2 2 74 2
84 2 48 1 63 8 4 11 8
233 6 86 8 4 54 4 11 41 2
1026 3 516 1 98 9 6 50 5
60 1 47 4 97 5 . 2 44 9
74 2 18 1 1 44 3 3 62 4
37 1 09 1 72 2 1 81 3
289e 9 63 8 6 63 6 15 59 9
243 7 16 3 4 73 9 11 90 2
74 2 18 1 1 44 3 ' 3 62 4
188 5 48 2 3 62 7 9 10 9
47 1 38 5 91 7 2 30 2
87 1 09 7 72 2 1 81 9
74 2 18 1 1 44 8 3 62 4
148 4 86 2 2 88 6 7 24 8
15 44 2 29 3 73 5
9 26 4 17 6 44
9 26 4 17 6 44
9 26 4 17 8 44
9 26 4 17 6 - 44
9 26 4 ,17 6 44
14 41 3 273 . ... 686
Ud 79 27 3 ' 97 8
Owner's Names.'
' : " ...
; 1
Dillon Peter !
Fisher Barrack ; .
Hoflman. Philip .
Mann Barnet
Rogers Loienzo
' "What Town.
NofWhatPart
7s
V- same 40 : " j ; 14
same 8 , ' jlOd
same 16 ! ' 9
same 41 9d
same 42 9d
Tax, Int &
Penalty,
1843. r
D. C. M. '
41 3
60 4
26 4
45 3
45 3
Simple
,tax,l844.
: d. c". m.
"J 27 3
19 5
-ne
176
176
Total Tax.
, .-'
: 0. cm
1, 68 6
u'; 69 9
f'. 44
62 9
62 9
a $0 22 4 School House tax.
d Tax for 1842 included. ,
Elk township.
Prior Amos - Harrietsville 2
same same 14
Grcne township.' . ' , '
Terry George Lehi 17
Malaga township. . . ,.
Dott Daniel Malaga 10
Guthrie Samuel same 28
same same 29
Garrard Levi , same 12
same ". same 47
Smith Japheth same 45
6 SO 40 8 School House lax. e $1 56 6 School House tax.
7
6
83
9a
4ft
23c
14a
14c
a 0 30 6 School House lax.
f$0 47 6 do do
ferry township
Currant Joel
same
same
same
same
Maring Peter
Owings Thomas
same
same
Sline Benjamin
6 $0 13 6 School House tax.
e $0 47 6
Antioch
same
same
same
same
same
same
same
same
same
do
21
6
4
5
7
15
69 e half
61
62 e half
58
do
15
7
7
7
, 7
12
6
12
7a
6
a Tax on whole lot included.
Sunsbury township.
Anshutz Christian Beallsville
Mallory Jasper same
same same
Salem township.
Bradford Isacc Clarington
Durkee George W same
Pollock Ephraim &. Tho's same
Thomas Keuueu
Seneca, lownsh ip.
Rogers Samuel
Cli-aveland Thadeus
Dement Wm. H.
Shewman Jacob
Watson George
Union township.
dimming Samuel
Gibson George
same
Hilton John
same
Kimball Samuel
Smith Manly T.
same
same
Craig James E.
Unknown
same
same
same
: same
same
Washington township.
Gray Daniel " Graysville
6anie
Summerfield
Calais
same
same
same
Perryopolis
same
same
same
same
same
same
same
same
same
same
same
same
same
same
same
13
24
23
68
79
63
84
39
11
13
20
10
47
23
& House 230
33
40
33
37
7
9
12
9
10
same
same
same
same
same
samo
same
same
same
same
same
same
same
same
same
same
same
same
same
same
same
Henderson George
Kenney John
Smith Japheth
tame
same
same
same
same
same
same
Walters Matthew
same
same
same
same
same
same
same
same
same
same
same
same
same
same
same
same
same
same
same
same
same
same
same
same
same
same
same
same
same
same
same
same
same
same
same
same
same
same
same
same
same
same
23 in lot
9 out lot
10 in lot
17 "
18 '
20 '
31 "
3 "
4 out lot
21 in lot
7 '
12 '
11
15 "
16 out lot
32 in lot
3
4
5
6
25
40
29
38
37
86
35
42
45
46
53
65
84
85
82
83
71
72
28
61
15
17
16
23
47
77
48
76
66
67
68
69
70
60
9
5
7
5
5
8
30
4
3
35
4
3
5
8
2
16
4
4
4
4
9
5
5
7
7
8
8
1
7
9
19
9
1
1
1
1
6
5
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
5
9
5
7
7
4
4
4
9
16 10 2 26 2
11 6 7 3 18 8
i , : n ? - 3 ' ! f ' ' '!
171 ' ' 10 2 ' J 7 27 8
96 9 62 8 1 49 7
26 5 45 71 5
11 8 " 20 1 31 8
67 8 . 1 15 1 82 8 1
41 3 70 1 11 3
413 70 1118
78 2 School House tax. , .
44 2 29 3 73 5
20 6 13 7 84 3
20 6 13 7 34 8
20 6 13 7 34 3
20 6 - 13 7 34 8
35 4 - 23 4 58 8
17 7 11 7 29 4
35 4 23 4 68 8
38 3 13 7 52
17 7 . 117 29 4
1 38 5 91 7 2 30 2
67 8 44 9 1 12 7
6 78 4 48 5 11 26 5
75 7 52 8 1 28 5
91 7 64 1 65 7
" 75 7 52 8 1 28 5
84 8 69 2 1 44
20 6 151 35 7
26 5 19 4 45 9
35 25 8 60 8
26 5 19 4 45 9
29 6 21 5 51
26 5 16 7 43 2
14 7 9 3 24
20 6 13 33 6
14 7 9 3 24
14 7 9 3 24
23 6 14 8 38 4
88 1 55 5 1 43 6
11 8 74 192
8 8 5 6 14 4
1 03 2 64 8 1 68
11 8 74 192
8 8 5 6 14 4
14 7 9 3 24
23 6 14 8 38 4
59 37 96
47 2 29 6 76 8
10 7 5 8 16 5
10 7 5 8 16 5
10 7 5 8 16 5
10 7 5 8 16 5
24 2 13 1 37 3
13 4 7 3 20 7
13 4 7 3 20 7
18 8 10 2 29
18 8 10 2 29
21 5 11 6 33 1
21 5 11 6 33 1
2 7 15 4 2
18 8 10 2 29
24 2 13 1 S7 3
51 27 6 78 6
24 2 13 1 37 3
2 7 15 4 2
2 7 15 4 2
2 7 15 4 2
2 7 15 4 2
13 4 7 3 20 7
13 4 7 3 20 7
24 2 13 1 37 3
24 2 13 1 37 3
24 2 13 1 37 3
24 2 13 1 37 3
24 2 13 1 87 3
24 2 13 1 37 3
24 2 13 1 37 3
14 4 7 3 20 7
24 2 13 1 37 3
14 4 7 3 20 7
18 8 10 2 29
18 8 10 2 .29
10 7 5 3 16 5
10 7 5 8 16 5
10 7 5 8 16 5
24 2 13 1 37 3
AUDITOR'S OFFICE, Woodsfield, Nov. 22,1844.
-Vereeahlv to the provisions of an act entitled "an act prescribing the duties of County Auditors
passed March 23, 1840, and of "an act to amend an act prescribing the duties of County Treasurers,
passed January 3, 1843, 1 hereby give notice, that the whole of the severa tracts of land, and town lots,
and parts of lots, contained in the foregoing list, or so much thereof as will be necessary to pay the tax
es interest and penalty, charged thereon, will be sold at the Court House, in the town of Woodsfield,
Monroe county, Ohio, on the second Monday in January next, being the 13th day of said month, by the
county Treasurer, un.ess such taxes, interest and penalty be PZiitor of Monroe Co.
SHERIFF'S SALE.
By virtue of a decreetal order to me directed
from the Court of Common Pleas of Monroccoun
ty, Ohio, I will ofler for sale at public outcry at
the fi .Hit door of the court house in the town of
Woodsfield, in said county, on Saturday the 7th
day of December next, between the hours of 10
o'clock a. in. and 4 o'clock p. m. of said day, the
following described real estate, to wit: Three town
lots lying and being in the town of Graysville, in
said Monroe county, and numbered on the plat of
said town as follows, lots JNos. U, J4 ana tn. or
dered to be sold as the property of George Hender
son and wife at the suit of David Kirkbride Jr.
THOMAS MITCHELL, Jr.,
Sheriff, M. C. O.
Sheriff's Office, Nov. S, 1844. . to
SHERIFF'S SALE. ,.
BV virtue of a venditioni exponas to me direct
ed from the Court of Common Pleas of Monroe
comity, Ohio, I will offer for sale at public outcry,
at the front door of the court house in the town
of Woodsfield, in said county, between the hours
of 10 o'clock a. m. and 4 o'clock p. m. on Satur
day the 7th day of December next, the following
described real estate, to wit: Two town lots lying
and being in the town of Graysville, in said Mon
roe county, and numbered on the plat of said town
as follows, lots Nos. 76 and 78. Taken as property
of Matthew Walters at the suit of Isaac Baker.
THOMAS MITCHELL, Jr., Sheriff, M. C. O.
Sheriff's Office, Nov. 8, 1844.
MASTER COMMISSIONER'S SALE.
V virtue of a decretal order to me directed from
the Court of Common Pleas, within and for the
County of Monroe, and State of Ohio, there will be
offered for sale at public outcry, at the front door
of the court-house in Woodslield, in said Monroe
County, on Monday the 25 th day of November
next, between the hours of ten o'clock in the fore
noon and four o'clock in the afternoon on said day;
all that tract of land situate lying and being in
said county and being the same tract of land pur
chased by Alexander Ferrel from James Atkinson,
(now deceased,) on Sunfish creek, near James
town, and on which Ferrel's Mill was erected, and
mnre particularly described as follows,to wit: a part
of the south west quarter of Section number 7, in
township number 4, of range number 4, beginning
for the same ata white walnut twelve iuthes in
diameter, thence south twenty six degress east,
thirteen links; thence north forty six degrees east,
to a sycamore, twenty six rods; thence north elev
en degress west, twenty eight poles and twelve
links; thence north fifty four and one half degress
east, sixteen poles; thence north eighty five de-
grecs east, twenty two rods to a lynn; thence
south forty four degrees west, twelve rods to a
white walnut; thence south twenty two degrees
west to a white walnut, nine rods and seventeen
links; thence south, sixteen degrees west, to a
buckeye, thirteen poles and eleven links; thence
south two degrees east to a buckeye, thirteen rods
and twelve links; thence south eight degrees west
to a stake, nine poles; thence south eleven degrees
east to a beech, twenty seven poles and twenty
two links; thence south seven degrees east to a
white oak, twelve rods and nineteen links; thence
south four degrees east, to a stake, five poles and
fifteen links; thence north eleven and one half
degrees east to a lynn, seven poles and twenty
links; thence to the place of beginning twenty six
poles. Also.beginning at the white walnut station
umber 8, of the above piece, running thence south
fortyeight degrees east, thirteen rods to a buckeye;
thence north, forty four degrees east, twelve and a
half rods to a beech; thence north, forty six degrees
west, thirty poles to a lynn, number seven of the
above described piece, containing thirteen acres
and fortv seven and three fourth rods of land be
the same more or less, ordered to be sold as the
property of said Ferrel at the suit of Jeremiuh
Smith and others.
WM. OKEY, Mas. Com. Monroe C. P.
October 25, 1844.
ROAD NOTICE.
THERE will be a petition presented to the
Commissioners of Monroe County at their next
session in December next, praying for a County
Road to begin at a County Road running troin
Summerfield to Bates' Mill at the mouth ol Peter
Danford's lane, thence to said Daiiford's tobacco
house, thence to the Guernsey eounty line north
of Emmanuel Mooie's house, to butt a road peti
tioned for in Guernsey county thence to com
mence again at the west end of the above mention,
ed Guernsey county road, at the Guernsey line,
near the S. E. corner of James Kent's land, thence
to intersect a county road running from Summer-
field to Senecavilleoeir Samuel wrge s.
October 23, 1844. '
KOAD NOTICE.
Notice is hereby given, that a petition will be
presented to the Commissioners of Monroe county,
Ohio, at their next session, praying for the vaca
tion of so much of the State Road leading from op
h VW nfftrave creek to Woodsfield. as
runs through Switzeiland township; commencing
at John Kropp son ai run, ineuceujj miu i
near to Daniel Gates'. . ,
, : ABEL BROWN,
" ' ' : , DANIEL STUKEY
October 25, 1844 4ti.35 ' ' ' i
TilE GREEK MAIDEN.
t$ BT HART V. SPENCtfft.,,
It was a summer afternooni and the
murmur of bees came drowsily -to the
eaf7 The light wind scarcely stirred
the leaves, and the sea heaved up and
fell lazily. 'On 'a bold promontory,
overlooking the iEgean, sat a Greek
maiden, her eyes now straining across
the distant waters, and now watching
the narrow mountain road which led
tip to the summit where she stood, as
if on the lookout for some one, but un
certain by-what way lie would ap
proach. AtMength her eyes ' caught
sight of an aihlectic form bounding up
the rocks, and in the splendid costume
of 'his race she recognised ' her" long
ooked for lover. ' . " , ' ; ' . ' ' .
"You have ' come at lasti' my life,"
she said, iu the passionate lauguage cf
the east, embracing lum, "never to
leave me again, I hope."
"Would God it were so, he an
swered sadly, "but "while- our native
soil is profaned by the foot of a Turk,
every true Greek must be up and in
arms. Pray heaven, love, that this
scourge may be over soon, and then
we can be happy. x
Tears filled the maiden's eyes, but
she know her lover was inflexible; and
indeeJ how could she ask him to de
sert his cour try's cause, even if he
would consent.
"I have watched for you, day by
day, from this spot, but I forget every
anxiety now that you are here, l-et
us to the house, lor you look u eary.''
"I am indeed so," was the reply.
"It was through a thousand perils I
reached you, for the whole lower coun
try swarms with the enemy, and I had
more than enc narrow escape."
The maiden started in alarm.
"What if they should track you
here?" she said, wilh tremulous tones.
"Oh! there is no danger of that,"
said her lover, reass 'ling her. 'I elud
ed ihom too adroity, and they are now
looking for me on "the other side of the
plain. " I3ut let us to the house.''
It was one of those mountain homes
where alone security could be found
dtirini; the late struggle of the Greeks
for Ireedjm; and when the young sol
dier entered its neat walls, he fe'.t a
sense of security that had been a
stranger to him, in that wild and pre
datory wai fare, for months. The fam
ily consisted only of the aged father
and mother of tho maiden; and their
delight to see him was only equalled
by that of the daughter, ho all were
happy; and as they sat around the
evening meal, they forgot for a while
even thu wrongs of their country, and
pictured years of happiness in the fu
ture yet m store for them.
The sun was just setting, rmJ the
young Greek and his mistress had walk
ed to the door to see the b'ue Egeati
Mniiing under his departing beams,
when suddenly the noise of a rock
tumbling head'ong, as if dislodged from
some neighboring spot and dashing
down the precipice, attracted the quick
ear of the lover, lie looked hurried
ly around. The heal of a Turk was
just rising above thci level of the rook,
an.t immediately two ir three .other
turbans were seen fallowing him as he
sprang on the little plain where the
dwelling stood.
"We are betrayed," he cried, "se
cret yourselves in the house, or seek
some spot for concealment. The ene
my are on us."
"He drew his yatagan as he spoke,
and,at the sama instant, the enjiny
recognising htm sprang forward with
loud shouts.
"This way," eagerly said the maid
en, "they are too many for you. t ly,
oh! fly," she exclaimed agonizingly, as
he hesitated, "we have a sure place of
refuge if we can gain it unseen. '
Her lover cast a bitter glance at the
foe as he counted their 'overwhelming
numbers, and then reluctantly yielded
and with quick steps followed his mis
tress into the house. I ler parents had
already disappeared. - Hastening thro
the back door, she led her lover into a
small grove of treej, and in a few
minutes stood before the mouth of a
cave, completely concealed from sight
by the thick underw-xxl growing over
it. ; Here they took refuge.
. For half an hour tiie fugitives remain
ed in their retreat, though the lion heart
of the young Greek chafed to hear his
enemies so near, and . lie unauie 10
strike a blow. At length the sound of
their voices died nway. Many min
utes now were suffered to elapse; but
finally the young soldier insisted on his
going forth" to see if the enemy had de
parted. His mistress begged him to
wait longer, and her entreaties for a
while prevailed, but when another half
hour had elapsed he cautiously left the
cave. . ; ; ,. ,., . .. .
With trembling aixiety they waited
his return, and every minute seemed
an hour to the nirtiden. At length
even her parents admitted that his ab
sence was unexpectedly long, and
could not . conceal their fears.: , The
daughter would listen to no entreaties,
butlnsisted on leaving their retreat to
ascertain the cause of his absence, and
notwiihstanJing her mother's' prayers
finally set forth. -'' 1.' !7
What a scene presented itself to her
eyes as she emerged into the open' air
Thanii'lit had set in. hot th.t wholn
heavens vere illuminated with a lurid;
glare; which her heart told her, even
before she approached if, camo from
her burning home, once so happy, and
where she had so fon lly hoped to
spend her wedded life. But a greater
sorrow than the destruction of the roof
under which she had been born was
before her. In vain she searched every
where, for her lover. The little plain,
on whic'i the house stouj, was circum
scribod at 4jie most, and -n few tj-iiqutes
was'sulTicledtloVa thorough' search in
every part of it; but no where was her
lover to be found. jWjth tearul eyes
and fainting heart she a'pprbacheq at
last the edge of the precipice, where
the enemy . had first appeared. She
almost fainted when her eyes met the
brok?n yatagan of her lover, and saw
the ground wet with large drops of
blood and dented, with hurried footsteps
as if a deadly struggle had taken place
there. She sank on the rjck, and
leaning her head on her hanJs, while
large tears rolled quick and fast down
her cheeks, looked across tho darken
ed sea, over which the still burning
embers of her father's house threw a
fitful glare. All at once her eye fell
upon a sail. It was -that, she felt, in
which her lover, i alive, t was . being
borne away into captivity, and burying
her face on the rock, she gave way to
convulsive sobbings. V .
Oh! the first sorrow of the young
ant! innocent heart. How it crushes
the soul, and makes us'wish for death.
Long wept the helpless maiden, her
only thought being that life was now
worthless, and that it would Jiave-been
better if she had not been born. It
would in that moment, have been a re
lief to her to have found the corpse of
her lover, for she could then have en
joyed the mslancholy satisfaction of
paying it the last rites of sepulture; but
now,' that it was not here, she knew ho
was ti prisoner, and reserved, perhaps,
for the dreadful death of impalement.
Long she .vept there, hysterically.
Onc-2 or twice she looked up, but her
eye were so blinded with tears that
she could see nothing but a dim waste
before horjan.l when she fixed hcrgazc
on the spot where the sail had been it
was not there. . '
"It has vanished in the gloom," she
murmured, "and I shall never see him
more. Would that I were dead?"
The terrible conviction was more
than she could endure, her week nerve
gave way, an I she tainted!. Ah! wise
ly does heaven, when our sorrows be
come too great for endurance, flinj
the veil of insensibility over them.
".Morning dawned heavily and sfo vv
ly, and on tint now desolate promonto
ry, the weeping pircnts watched over
their dying daughter. The dreadful
sh ick had destroyed her, and during
t ie nightshe had passed from one faint
ing fit to another. The agonized hearts
of her parents almost broke to see her
sul!l'ii;igs, and as they watched over
her couch on the hard rock for the
conflagration had left them no better
repose the tears fell thickly from their
t-yes.
"1 shall meet him soon, dcarcstnith
eiy' said the poor girl faintly, as ' the
day bgun to break. " I hey cannot
separate m in heaven. His sufferings
too will soon be over " ' ;
"Do not talk so," said her sobbing
parent. "He may yet escape, and all
of us be hap jy. Oh! it breaks my
heart to hear you." .
The suiferer smiled faintly, but she
shook her head. A silence of several
minutes now ensued, broken only by
the half stilled sobs of the mother.
"Hark!" suddenly said the maiden,
"I hear a foot step oh '.God, can it be?"
she said rising with flushed cheek and
eager eyes,' "surely it is his yet no!
itcantiot.be," she added plaintively.
Ail staried up and listened attentive
ly. A step was certainly approaching
though the darkness that preceded the
dawn prevented them from seeing any
one. Suddenly, a form emerged from
the shadows, add wilh a quick joy they
recognised hiin whom thc had thought
a prisunpr., ; .. t-,.. . , ,
"Are you indeed alive! ,Oh! heav
enly. 'aiher, be praised," said the now
reviving girl, Hinging hersoll on her
lover's bosom; whiie if.q parents lifted
up their eyes to their Creator and pour
ed forth deep prayers for his providen
tial return and for the lite of their child,
which they now felt was restored to
them. - " 7; '
As s.ion as the mutual agitation had
somewhat subsided, the young Greek
narrated the circumstances which had
befell him since he left the cave. Ho
had, as they supposed, fallen' into the
hands of the Turks, and . had been
threatened with death for not reveal
ing the retreat of his mistress, whom
they had seen with him on their first
appearance. ; But, finding him immove
able, they resolved to bear him olT. '
Luckily,' a few miles at sea, they; had
met with a Greek cruizer and been cap
tured, whenj taking a light skiff, the
young soldier had hastened back to as
sure his mistress of his safety, and un
dertake her j protection in their ; now
homeless state." ' -i
In one of the 'prettiest Vallies of
Greece, amid empowering ; vines and
wild flowers loftded with fragrance,
stands & neat dwelling and V there, the

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