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of mind were prominent traits in his that town. Military honours were character. He advocated undeviat- performed. ingly the rights of the colonies, as op The whole proceedings posed to the unjust claims of the mo. marked with uncommon solemnity, ther country; and, while he admired, and evinced the unfeigned affliction he uniformly supported those patriotic felt by all classes of citizens. characters who formed our national In this solemn dispensation of Proconstitution, and whose administration vidence we behold the uncertainty of produced the highest happiness to sublunary things, a fellow mortal in their constituents, and will render health in the evening, and a corpse their names immortal.

before the next rising sun. At same place, on Saturday night, At the commencement of our revoNovember 14, Dr. Charles Jervis, lution, general Dayton, though posaged 59.

sessed of a competency of this world's At Portland, Maine, November 14, goods, and in the fruition of every Martha Robeson, daughter of Peter domestic enjoyment, balanced not Robeson, miller, near Philadelphia. between which side he should take,

At Valley Forge, Huntingdon coun. but with a patriotic ardour devoted ty, Penn., on the 17th of October, himself to the service of his country, Mr. Grenberry Dorsey, for many in the times which tested true patriotyears a respectable citizen of that ism, and never quitted the tented county.

field until the consummation of our At Charleston, on the 20th of Octo. independence. ber, Benjamin Franklin Timothy, General Dayton was open, generous, Esq., formerly proprietor of the South and sincere; ardent in his friendship, Carolina State Gazette, published in and scrupulously upright in all the that city.

moral duties; in manners easy, unasAt same place, November 3, after a suming, and pleasant: his charity few days' illness, the venerable Mi- prompt and diffusive; a warm and chael Kalteisen, Esq., commandant of zealous supporter of the gospel. Fort Johnson, and captain in the Few excelled him in the relative United States regiment of artillerists. duties of husband and parent; and as His death was announced by 17 mi. a neighbour he was pre-eminent in nute guns from Fort Johnson, which that virtue. were answered by the same number This venerable patriot of "76 had from the gun-boats in the harbour. been engaged in active life Captain Kalteisen had passed his se since he was 19 years of age, and a venty-eighth year. The colours of the great part of it in the service of his shipping in the harbour were dis- country. played half-mast, as a testimony of Lately, at Upper Makefield, Pennrespect to his memory.

sylvania, Thomas Lungly, aged upLately, at the Havannah, in the is. wards of seventy years.

He was land of Cuba, in the 19th year of his born near London ; and, coming to age, Thomas Stoughton, jun., eldest Pennsylvania about fifty years since, son of Don Thomas Stoughton, con with a handsome little fortune for sul of his catholic majesty for New those times, he commenced shopYork.

keeping in the neiglibourhood of his On Thursday morning, October 29, final exit, and conducted his business very suddenly, of the gout in the sto- for some years with propriety and remach, major-general Elias Dayton, in putation, when, without any apparent the seventy-first year of his age ; and cause, he fell into a partial derangeon Saturday the corpse was removed to ment of his understanding, in which the Presbyterian church, where a fune. he continued to the last, supposing ral sermon was preached by the Rev. himself to be the king of Pennsylvania, John M‘Dowell, from Joshua, xxiii,14, but was content not to trouble society And behold this day I am going the way with any exercise of his regal autho. of all the earth. The assemblage of rity, and firmly believing in the invicitizens was more numerous than was sible agency of evil spirits. He then ever known on the like occasion in travelled on foot in the employ of an VOL. VIII. NO, L.

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itinerant cooper, carrying a pair of wards his acquaintance, whom he saddle-bags with his clothes and a chose to be of the best rank of people; few tools, knit his own stockings, and he was precisely strict and exemplary made up and repaired most of his in his morals, and uniformly avoided wearing apparel in a substantial and using any invidious terms or remarks workman-like manner.

Some years

concerning the conduct or characsince he hired at farming business in ter of any person, sect, or party, but the summer season, and fulfilled his en in this respect was the real philangagements with industry and punctua. thropist, the polite gentleman, and cility; he sometimes hired for his board, tizen of the world : his usual address and at intervals journeyed with his staff was “ My friend,” “ My worthy to visit his numerous acquaintance. He friend,” or “ the honourable gentleread with laborious attention judge man,” and this civil disposition equadBlackstone's Commentaries on the ly extended towards the family of the Laws of England, and also Gibson's Stuarts, to Oliver Cromwell, and even Treatise on Surveying, and derived to Bonaparte ; and though he sometherefrom a good degree of valuable times carried a brace of pistols or a improvement in those abstruse scien- sword, he never offered to use them.

Though not possessed by nature of a In the summer of 1803, he visited remarkable docility, yet by dint of Charleston, in South Carolina, on foot, industrious application he had acquircarrying his knapsack and travelling ed some general knowledge of historations, consisting of biscuit, cheese, ry and geography, and was tolerably tea, sugar, molasses, &c. He went acquainted with the improvements on some secret business, perhaps with that have been made in public instithe governor of that state, and spent tutions, in farming, and mechanics, above a year on the tour.

and appeared interested in most of Since the troubles commenced in the common subjects of conversation, France, and his own difficulties in- in which he was regular, informing, creased in finding a suitable and per and agreeable, social and respectful, manent home, he has been much en. and occasionally lively and facetious; gaged in a mental and sometimes vo he was mostly correct in his judgcal exercise of what he called his de. ment, and never descended to the votions, being an odd mixture of un low or frivolous, but spoke in a good connected sentences, expressive of no style, giving a plain description of his idea, nor object, yet he believed that ideas, and seldom discovered, in his his constancy in the performance of common conversation or behaviour, this duty was the only effectual means any symptoms of his strange peculiarof preserving Great Britain from fo. ities. reign invasion ; he therefore frequent He was educated a member of the ly retired from company, standing in episcopalian church, but ever since the open air uncovered, and appeared his coming to this country, has atrigid in thought and motionless," nor tended friend's meetings, and oftenlightiy “ quit his place or posture” times yearly meetings in Philadelphia, on those occasions, either by day or and always behaved in an orderly and night. Sometimes politely asking solemn manner on those occasions. leave, he stood up, and taking off his He had enjoyed a general good state hat, he repea edly went over his rou of health, and finally wasted away by tine of words with some small varia a gradual decline, and perhaps had tions, in a very solemn manner, and arrived to the ne plus ultra of his huthen would sit down and enter into man existence. conversation, taking no notice of what He died possessed of a personal eshad passed.

tate amounting to five hundred pounds. The history of this man might be It is supposed he has left no will nor unimportant, but for what remains of any heirs in this country his real character. He was of a mid On Wednesday evening last (says die stature and comely appearance, the Londonderry Journal of August neat and clean in his person, and gen- 25), a sailor, belonging to the Ameriteel in his dress and deportment, ci can ship Hannah, fell from the forevil and friendly in his respects to. yard on the deck, and was so severe

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2 time after. 'About two hours previ- Dropsy, ous to the melancholy accident, a fe- Dropsy in the chest, 1 male passenger fell out of the boat in. Drowned,

1 to the water, in attempting to go up Fever, nervous,

0 1 the ship's side, when the deceased typhus,

1 immediately threw off his jacket and Hernia, shoes, leaped in, and rescued her Inflammation of the breast,0 1 from a watery grave. This generous Lethargy,

1 and heroic act not only acquired him Locked jaw,

1 the esteem and regard of his mess

2 mates, but the universal admiration of Pleurisy,

1 the passengers on board, who, in order Still-born,

0 1 to evince their gratitude, eagerly pres. Marasmus,

0 1 sed forward to treat him, by which Unknown,

1 1 means, it is said, he got himself in. toxicated, which circumstance unfor Total,

10-26 tunately led to the catastrophe. The

Of the above there were : next day, his remains, accompanied

Under 2 years 6 by all the sailors in the harbour, who

From 2 to 5 1 walked in solemn procession, and ma

5 10 3 ny respectable citizens, were decent

10 15 0 ly interred in the church-yard, where

15 20 1 an appropriate funeral oration was de

20 30 2 livered by the Rev. Mr. Hay. Never,

30

3 indeed, have we heard a service

50 3 more apposite to the occasion, or which

50

3 seemed to make a more deep im

60 70 1 pression, and we sincerely hope a

70 80 3 lasting one, on the minds of those pre

80 90 0 What a warning to the unfortu

Ages unknown

0 nate victims of intemperance, who Total,

-26 sacrifice health, substance, life itself, and, what is still worse than all, the

Nov, 14, prospects of hereafter, to the wretch

Diseases.

Ad. Childr. ed pleasure of drinking a slow but Casualties,

1 sure poison, prepared by a process to Consumption of the lungs, 3 1 enervate the faculties of soul and body, Convulsions,

3 1 and pave the way for the commission Decay,

1 1 of every heinous crime.

Diarrhea,

1 0 Dropsy,

1 0 Dropsy in the brain, 0 1 Drunkenness,

1 For the Literary Magazine. Fever,

1 , nervous,

0 WEEKLY REGISTER OF MORTA

typhus,

2 0 LITY IN THE CITIES OF PHI Inflammation of the lungs, 1 0 LADELPHIA, NEW YORK, AND

bowels, 0 BALTIMORE.

Insanity,

1 0 Palsy,

1 0 Health-office, Nov. 7, 1807. Rheumatism, inflam. 1 0

Suicide,

1 Interments, in the city and liberties

0 Teething,

1 of Philadelphia, in the week end

Worms,

1 ing the 7th of November.

Sudden,

2 0 Diseases.

Ad. Childr. Syphilis, Childbed,

1 0 Weakness, Cholic, 1 0 Unknown,

1 Consumption of the lungs, 4 0 Convulsions,

0 1
Total,

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Old age,

Of the above there were: Convulsions,

0 2
Under 2 years 7 Decay,

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From 2 to 5 1
Dropsy of the brain,

1
5 10 1
Dropsy of the chest,

1 0
10 20

1
Drowned,

1
20
Erysipelas,

1 0
30 40 5
Fever,

1 1
40 50 1

-, remittent,

1 50 60

nervous,

1
60 70
Hives,

0
70 80
Hæmorrhage,

1
80 90 1

Inflammation of the lungs, 1 0 Ages unknown, 5

bowels, 0 1 Total, -32 Lethargy,

1 0 Nov. 21. Mortification,

0 1

1 Diseases.

Ad. Childr.

1 0 Apoplexy,

2 Pleurisy,

0

0 Atrophy, 0 1 Scrofula,

1 Consumption of the lungs, 4

Still-born,
Convulsions,

0 3
Worms,

1

0 Decay,

Sudden, 3

1 Dyspepsia,

1 Dropsy,

0 1

0 Drowned,

Unknown,

1 Drunkenness,

1

1 0 Fever,

Total,

26 2046 -, typhus,

1 0

Of the above there were : Hives,

1

Under 2 years 15 Mortification,

1 0

From 2 to 5 1 6 0

5 10 3 Pleurisy, 1 0

10 20 3 Small-pox, natural,

20 30 4 Still-born, 0

30 40 5 Worms, 0 2

40 50 3 Diseases unknown, 2 1

50 60 2 Sudden, 1

60 70 2

70 80 1 Total,

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80 90 1

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Of the above there were :

Ages unknown
Under 2 years 11
Total

-46 From 2 to 5

1 5 10

0

Report of deaths, in the city of New10 20 1

York, from the 24th to the 318t 20

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of October, 1807.
30 40
40 50

Adults 17-Children 26-Total 43. 50 60

Diseases. 60 70

Asthma,
70 80
Casualty*,

1
80 90
Childbed,

1
102
Cholera morbus,

1 Ages unknown,

Consumption,

8 Total,

-38
Convulsions,

4

1
Nov. 28. Debility,
Diseases.
Ad. Childr. Decay,

1 Abscess of the lungs, 1 0

Dropsy, Atrophy,

1 0 Casualties,

0 1 * A gentleman who died in conse. Consumption of the lungs,6 0

quence of being thrown out of his Concussion of the brain, 1

chair in Hudson-street.

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Old age,

Dropsy in the head,

Suicide, by strangling, 1 Hectic fever,

Thrush,

1 Typhus fever,

Worms,

3 Infantile flux,

2

From the 14th to the 21st of No. Hives,

3

vember. Inflammation of the lungs, 1

Adults 27-Children 16-Total 43. Insanity,

1

Diseases. Mortification of the bowels, i

Apoplexy,

3 Nervous headache,

1
Asthma,

1 Small-pox,

1
Casualty*,

1 Still-born,

3
Bilious cholic,

1 Teething,

2
Consumption,

9 Hooping-cough,

1

Convulsions,
Worms,

1
Debility,

2 From the 31st of October to the

Diabetes,

1
7th of November.
Diarrhea,

2 Adults 25-Children 17-Total 42.

Dropsy,

2 Casualties,

2
Dropsy in the head,

1 Childbed,

1
Fever, hectic,

1 Consumption,

9
Fever, inflammatory,

1 Convulsions,

8
Hives,

3 Decay,

1

Inflammation of the stomach, 1 Dropsy,

3 Inflammation of the lungs, 1 Drowned,

Inflammation of the bowels, 2 Dysentery,

Influenza,

1 Typhus fever,

Liver disease,

1 Hives, 2

1 Inflammation of the lungs, 2

Suicide by laudanum, 1 Inflammation of the brain, 1

Teething,

1 Insanity,

1

Hooping-cough, 1

Worms, Pleurisy,

1 Sprue,

1

* Charles Hart, a native of Ireland, Sudden death,

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aged 24 years, who died in conseTeething,

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quence of a fall. Worms,

1 From the 7th to the 14th of Novem. Interments, in the burying grounde ber.

of the city and precincts of BalAdults 23—Children 17-Total 40.

timore, during the week ending Consumption,

10

November 2, at sunrise. Casualties*,

2

Diseases.
Convulsions,

4
Consumption,

3 Debility,

1
Mortification,

1 Decay,

3
Teething,

1 Dropsy,

4
Influenza,

1 Dysentery,

2
Infantile,

3 Nervous fever,

1
Diarrhea,

1 Remittent fever,

1
Apoplexy,

1 Hives,

2
Unknown,

2 Inflammation of the stomach, 2

Adults 7- Children 6-Total 13. Insanity,

1
Diseases.

Nov. 9. 1 Pleurisy,

1

Consumption,
Influenza,

1 Of the cases of casualty, one was Pleurisy,

1 a child, aged one year, accidentally Fits,

3 burnt ; the other was a man named Jaundice,

1 Thomas Edwards, a native of England, Worms,

4 aged 35 years, found dead on the Hooping cough,

1 wharf at Beckman-slip.

Adults 8-Children 7-Total 15.

Old age,

1

Old age,

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