Miscellaneous News Gleanings
Cincinnati, Aug. 28 -- It is evident this Western Country was, in former ages, very populous, witness the number of artificial mounds and old fortifications that abound in almost every part of the state; and although we are left to from conjectures respecting the former inhabitants of this county, yet, we may reasonably conclude, from the vestiges of works yet to be seen, they must have been very numerous, and from the bones that have been dug up from time to time; (as a proof in point). A few days ago, as the workmen were digging a cellar, near Halley's mill, Little Miami, 18 feet and 24, at the depth of 18 inches and 3 feet, they dug up no less than 26 human skeletons, one of which appeared to have been a chief, as he was laid upon large flat stones, one of which was placed at the head; on the right side of his head there was found an earthen cup, in a complete state of preservation. The cup is in the possession of Mr. John Campbell. Perhaps some of your subscribers may have met with something of the kind, which might lead us to some knowledge of the people, as it may be the practice of some Indians to place a cup on the right side of their departed chiefs to this day, as I have no doubt it was the general practice at that time. The bones were much decayed, and appear to have been deposited there at different times. They were placed in different directions. A considerable quantity of ashes was also intermixed with the bones. [The Centinel, Gettysburg, PA, September 26, 1810 - NP - Sub by FoFG]
The Cincinnati Gazette says that during March last, between 3,100 and 3,200 persons - generally farmers - shipped at that point for California - mostly without any intention of returning. - [The New York Times ,19 April 1852, MR - Sub by FoFG]
THE personal property of John Pursel, dec. late of Whitewater township, will be offered for sale at his late dwelling on Whitewater, on the 8th day of November next, consisting as follows: One new Carding-machine, two enti?? new stills, with a boiler and necessary apparatus, twenty new Still-tubs, one 10-plate Stove, one pair of patent Steel yards, two yoke of Oxen, two good Logchains, Cows and young cattle, Grain and Hay in the stack, six hundred bushels of good sound Corn, and a number of other valuable articles, too tedious her to enumerate. Sale to commence at 9 o'clock on said day, where conditions will be made known by
THOMAS HUNT, Adm'r.
October 17, 1814.
N.B. All those who are indebted to the estate of John Pursel, dec. are requested to make immediate payment; and all those having claims against said estate will please to present their accounts properly adjusted for settlement. [Tuesday, October 25, 1814; Liberty Hall (Cincinnati, Ohio) Page: 1]