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American Coast Pilot, by L. Fur. Mr. Thomas Beatt has constructling, Newburyport, 1800. Geogra- ed a grist-mill, saw-mill, and fullingphy of J. Payne, 4 vols., 8vo., New mill, to go with the tide (or any York, 1800. Roman Conversations, stream of an equal force). by J. Wilcocks, 2 vols., 8vo., Lon- The grist-mill has two pairs of don, 1797. Recherches Physiques stones, and is so constructed as to sur le Feu, par Marat, 8vo., Paris, grind both together, or separate, 1780, by J. Vaughan.
with either flood or ebb, or the one Deposited with the society, by with the flood and the other with William Loughton Smith, Esq., a the ebb. very valuable collection of engrav. The saw-mill and fulling-mill ings, and books relative thereto; work on the same principle, either sent to this country, from Italy, by together or separate, with either his brother, Joseph Smith, Esq., in food or ebb. prosecution of a plan to promote a The whole works on a water taste for the arts in the United wheel that rises and falls with the States.
tide or stream, and will work each mill separate, or either two or all
together. To the Editor of the Norristown The model has been placed diRegister.
vers times on different places on the Sir,
tide, and in the presence of a numI wish, through the medium of ber of respectable citizens and men your paper, to inform the neighbour- of mechanical genius, and is found ing farmers, that they may have to completely answer the end dean opportunity of seeing that great. signed. est of all modern improvements in Mr. Beatt is a native of New Jeragriculture, the thrashing machine, sey, and a citizen of the township
It is needless to quote authorities of Greenwich, in the county of Gloufor the advantages it possesses over cester. thrashing by the fail, or treading A model of this curious machine by horses, I will only observe, that is in my possession, and may be seen the machine erected in my barn, by gratis, by any citizen inclined to Mr. David Prentice, is of the most view the same. approved kind, and clears out the
JOHN FIRTH. grain without breaking the straw. Barnsborough, Gloucester county, It is calculated for two horses.
New Jersey, January 1, 1805. A trial was made of it last week in the presence of Dr. Mease, of Philadelphia. The horses being engaged, a pair of oxen were yoked
Presqu'ile, Jan. 27. to it. We first tried oats, when it We have had a very hard winthrashed and wionowed twelve ter, so far; a great deal of snow; bushels per hour. We then count- but people are healthy, and trade ed out three dozen sheaves of wheat, encreases every day. Above 4000 which were thrashed in eleven mi- barrels of salt have been hauled over nutes. With a pair of horses, in- from this place to La Bæuff, this stead of oxen, it will move about one winter ; and traders are sending third faster, which is at the rate of down to Buffaloe, for more, to be sixteen bushels of oats, or two hun- sent on the ice, on sleds :-there is dred and sixty sheaves of wheat, in now advertisements up, for 30 to an hour.
fetch salt upon the ice. What a The holidays have prevented our vast benefit the salt trade will be to proceeding with it, but I purpose to this country! The salt taken over have it going on Monday next. to La Bæuff, and sent down the ri.
WILLIAM BAKE WELL. ver, this last fall and winter, has Fatland Ford, Jun. 186. 1805. caused a great deal of money to be
left in this country : a great deal yarn of the size of seven hundred, of salt has gone down as far as Cin- at the rate of fifteen dozen in twelve cinnati. There are, this winter, be- hours, though it be constructed for tween 30 and 40 flat-bottomed boats spinning only fifteen threads at a building at La Bæuff, to carry salt, time. It may be easily altered to and other produce, down French spin yarn of any size in common Creek against the spring opens, to use. Machines of this kind can be go to Cincinnati ; and there is a ves- made either upon a small scale, to sel building here, to sail on the lake. work by the hand of the attendant, You may form an idea of the great or on a larger, to go by means of advantages this country will receive horses or water. After the portion from such an extensive trade as will of cotton, which each of the saws be here in a short time. If we view gives to their respective brushes, its growth, what may we calculate has passed through the cards and on in ten years, from the present! rollers which prepare and stretch Three years ago, the salt brought them small enough for threads, withhere was scarce sufficient to supply out interfering, in the least degree, the people of this place; and now with each other, they are twisted we can send five thousand barrels close to the rollers, and gently taken down the Alleghany. Land is ris. on by the spools, which are regularing to a great price; a few weeks ly filled by means of another part of ago, a tract of 400 acres sold for ten the machine which slowly recedes dollars fifty cents per acre.
and returns for that purpose. Two sets of spools will suffice, as a reel is fixed at one end to reel one set
while the other set is filling. The The number of barrels of pickled yarn spun by it is equal or superior fish inspected in Massachusetts, ac- to that spun upon the common facording to the report of the Inspec- mily wheels. tor General, from April 1, 1804, to January, 1805, was 19,163; half do. 537.
February 9. AT Philadelphia, Mr.
William Kennedy to Mrs. Pervian. The ginning and carding part of 25. At Philadelphia, Mr. Wilthis machine was invented some liam Robinson, of Chester county, to time ago, by Mr. M'Bride, in South Miss Mary Morrison. Carolina, before he moved to this 28. At Philadelphia, Mr. Wil. state, and may be used with great liam Bryant, cabinet maker, to Miss advantage by private families. He Margaret Delavau daughter of Mr. has lately, after many trials and John Delavau, of Southwark. much labour, constructed it to gin, March 1. Mr. Joshua Cresson to to card, and to spin at the same Miss Hannah Roper. time, by the turning of one wheel. 7. At Trenton, New Jersey, at the It requires daily one person to at. Friends' meeting-house, Mr. Joseph tend it. It is not necessary to stop Abbot, of Nottingham, to Miss Ann the machine, except for the purpose Rickey, daughter of John Rickey, of mending a broken thread, or of merchant. taking away the full spools and put At Philadelphia, Mr. John W. ting empty ones in their places.- Scott, late editor and proprietor of The threads break very seldom, the Philadelphia Repository, to and, by paying more attention to Miss Jane Cooper. the workmanship, the inventor be- 10. At Philadelphia, Mr. Anthony lieves, that this inconvenience will Ireton to Miss Mary Tranc. i be almost wholly removed. It spins of Upper Derby, Delaware ty.
At Philadelphia, Mr. William ners, neighbouring clergy, and a Cummings to Miss Mary Mullikin. numerous procession of citizens, was
conveyed to the still chambers of the dead.
This amiable man was born on DEATHS.
Long Island, state of New York,
April 21, 1737. He was a happy January 30. IN the Pennsylvania instance of early piety, as appears hospital, Mr. Isaac M.Hugh, prin- by his making a public profession ter, late of Washington, Pennsylva- of religion before he was 19 years nia, in the 22d year of his age. of age. He was a graduate at
31. In Donegal township, Lan. Princeton college, at which univercaster county, Alexander Lowery, sity he took his master's degree, in Esq. Mr. Lowery was in his 79th 1765. The year preceding this, he or 80th year, and died much regret. visited New England, and preached ted, by his numerous friends and in various places, and among chrisacquaintances. Through all the va- tians of different denominations, to rious walks of life, he was sociable, general acceptance. kind, and hospitable.
His labours having been pecuFebruary 3. At Baltimore, Capt. liarly blessed to many in the town Jeremiah Yellot, merchant, of that of Haverhill, a baptist church was city, after a lingering illness.
formed, in 1765, and Mr. Smith inHis resignation under his afflic- vited to take the pastoral charge. tion was conformable with his life, Yielding to their solicitations, he exemplary, firm, and characteristic was installed, November 12, 1766. of a reconciled christian. Blessed He continued in the successful with a large portion of the good discharge of his pastoral duties, unthings of this world, he used them til the commencement of the Ame. correspondent to the apparent will rican revolution. Though engaged of the Giver : liberal in his clari- in the sacred office, he did not reties to the poor, bountiful to the me- linquish his rights as a citizen. He ritorious in distress, and humane to saw, with deep concern, the freeall, few men have lived more be- dom of his country invaded, and felt loved, few men have died whose too sensibly interested to remain a loss will be more sensibly felt, than silent spectator. Therefore, while that of the deceased.
the storm was increasing, and the It is said, that after making am. fate of his country hung in awful ple provision for his wife and family, suspence, his patriotic ardous comhe hath willed considerable dona- pelled him to take a decided part. tions to charitable and public pur. Accordingly, in 1776, he accepted poses in Baltimore.
an appointment from congress, as a 4. At Haverhill, Massachusetts, chaplain in the army of the United the Rev. Hezekiah Smith, D. D., States, in which service he conti. pastor of the baptist church in that nued until honourably discharged, place, and one of the fellows of in 1780. Such was his exemplary Brown university, in the state of dignified behaviour, during his reRhode Island.
sidence in the army, as to gain him At two o'clock, the corpse was re- the highest confidence and esteem moved into the meeting-house, when of the officers, as well as the most the Rev. Dr. Stillman, in a judicious affectionate regards of the men. and well adapted discourse, founded Often did he expose his own life to on Acts xii, 36, addressed a very danger in the time of battle, whilst crowded and deeply affected audi- encouraging and animating the solence. After the public services, diers, and in soothing the sorrows the body, preceded by the Merri- of the wounded and dying. Having mack Humane Society, Fire Soci- finished the term of his engagement ety, &c. and followed by the mour in the army, he returned to his be
loved flock, and resumed again his and a tender parent, society a valu. pastoral functions.
able member, and his intimates a As a preacher, Dr. Smith was steady and a scrupulously honest equalled by few. His subjects were friend. Of him it may be truly well chosen, and always evangelic. said, that his life was exemplary His voice was strong and command- and pious, and his steps, in the ing, and his manner solemn and christian race, firm, and characimpressive. In the endearing rela- teristic of one who sought a better tions of husband, father, pastor, country. friend, he was faithful and most At Philadelphia, of the small-pox, tenderly affectionate. He delighted in the 30th year of her age, Mrs. in alleviating distress, and in mak- Charlotte Lillibridge, consort of caping all around him happy.
tain Robert Lillibridge, and daughIn the death of this good man, ter of the late Thomas Sabins, of science has lost a most zealous friend Providence, Rhode Island. and patron. His unwearied exer- 9. At Philadelphia, in the 632 tions for the promotion of literature, year of her age, Mrs. Rebecca Mayas well as his personal donations, burry, relict of Thomas Mayburry, are well known, and will long be Esq., formerly of Potts-town, and remembered.
daughter of the late Mr. Jeremiah His family and fock most sensibly Warder, merchant, of Philadelphia. feel his loss, as do his brethren in Of this worthy lady it can be truly the ministry ; whilst the town at said, that, in the several important large, many in the vicinity, a nu- relations of friend, wife, and mother, merous circle of acquaintance, all her conduct has been not merely mingle their sympathizing tears. blameless, but meritorious in a high
6 Blessed are the dead who die degree. Benignity of disposition and in the Lord, from henceforth : yea, genuine piety were the leading, but saith the spirit, that they may rest not the only ornaments of her chafrom their labours, and their works racter. By these she endeared herdo follow them.”
self to all her friends, and bequeathLately, in Amwell, New Jersey, ed to them, in the tenour of a long - Naylor, aged about 103 vears. life, an example no less worthy to She was born in that neighbourhood, be admired than imitated. in its first settlement. Her husband At Philadelphia, Mr. Joseph Harwas killed in Braddock's expedi- dy, a worthy man, and a respectable tion, in the year 1755, since which citizen. time she has remained a widow, At Philadelphia, Mr. Robert Bibeing left with nine children. She shop. enjoyed good health until within In New York, the Hon. Jolin Sloss twenty-four hours of her decease, Hobart, in the 67th year of his age, and last suinmer could walk two or judge of the district court of New three miles. It is remarkable, that, York. In the death of judge H., for upwards of fifty years past, her another of our revolutionary patriwhole diet consisted of bohea tea ots has left the stage. During the and a little bread and butter, three war, he was employed in some of times a day; and her amusement the most confidential and influential was continually smoking tobacco. situations in New York, and always
6. At New York, Mr. Gabriel acquitted himself to public satise W. Ludlow, in the 71st year of his faction. Mr. Jay, Mr. Hobart, and age,
Mr. Yates were the three judges of 7. At Philadelphia, after a linger- the supreme court first appointed ing illness, Mr. John M'Pherson, after the revolution. This situation confectioner. He has left, to la- he held for many years. He was ment his removal, an affectionate once elected senator of the United wife and five small children. In States. Of judge Hobart it may him his family lost a kind husband with truth be said, that, from his
his earliest manhood to his death, Medical Theses, selected from no man ever sustained a more blame- among the Inaugural Dissertations, less and unspotted character. published and defended by the Gra
In Nantucket, the Hon. Stephen duates in Medicine of the Universi. Hussey, Esq., aged 69 years and 6 ty of Pennsylvania, and of other months, chief justice of the court of Medical Schools in the United common pleas, and collector of the States; with an Introduction, Ap. customs. In the year 1766, he was pendix, and occasional Notes, by chosen a representative to the gene- Charles Caldwell, M. D., editor of ral court at Boston, and continued a the work.-Thomas and William representative successively, from Bradford, 2 dollars, in boards. the year 1768 until 1775 ; and at Memoirs of the Life, Writings, the close of the American revolu- and Correspondence of Sir William tionary war, he took his seat in the Jones, by Lord Teignmouth.-Poynfirst congress of the United States. tell and Co., 2 dollars, 75 cents. He then received his commission as A Treatise on Fractures, Luxa. a civil magistrate and collector of tions, and other Affections of the the customs, both of which places Bones, by J. P. Desault. Translated he filled with satisfaction to the ge- from the French. by Charles Caldneral government and his fellow. well, M. D.-2 dollars, 75 cents, for citizens, and presided as chief justice the translator. of the country, until the year previous to his death. He was of a mild, happy disposition and temper; an agreeable address ; truly religious; indefatigable in fulfilling the duties NOTES FROM THE EDITOR. of his office ; no partizan, but an invaluable friend to the best interests THE editor was beginning to fear of his country. He has left a widow that his agreeable and valuable corand five children to bewail his loss. respondent, Sabina, had laid aside
In Wilton, Connecticut, Mrs. Ra- the pen, when he received her comchel Betts, aged 102 years. She had munication. Unfortunately, it was enjoyed good health till within a few a few hours too late for insertion in days of her death, which was occa. the present number, but it shall sioned by a fall upon the ice. have due place in the next. Every
thing from this hand is received with gratitude and pleasure. An
old critic tells us, that a middling LIST OF NEW PUBLICATIONS IN poet is intolerable : but if things are MARCH.
valued in proportion to their rarity,
even a middling poet deserves to be Authors and publishers are requested to highly prized. How much then
communicate notices of their works, must we value one above mediopost paid, and they will always be crity! inserted, free of expence.
A description, with a plate an
nexed, of a recent improvement in THE Philadelphia Medical and the steam engine will be inserted in Physical Journal. Part Second of our next; together with several Volume I.-Conrad and Co., 1 dol. other communications, received in lar.
the course of the present month.