Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Notice - Ohio University

Western Spectator, June 13, 1812

Agreeably to appointment by the late board of trustees, the undersigned are authorised to inform the public, that the Ohio University situate at Athens, is now open for the admission of Students in the various branches of useful education.  To witness the progress of the Arts and Sciences, in an infant settlement, and to behold the youth of our country improving in knowledge and virtue, is indeed worthy the attention of a Parent, and the fostering care of the Legislature!

In this seminary of learning, the Latin, and Greek languages, History, Geography, Rhetoric, Astronomy, Mathematics, Navigation, Surveying, Arithmetic, and English Grammar, are now taught under the direction of the Revd. Jacob Lindly, who is a Gentleman of liberal education, and will carefully attend to the morals and improvement of the pupils entrusted to his charge.

As the Ohio University, has been liberally endowed by Congress, for the common benefit of the State, the Trustees have thought proper to require no tuition money from the Students.  The funds arising from the College lands, have therefore induced the Board to admit all students free from the expense of tuition and the necessary fire wood used in the Academy.  Good boarding and washing may be had in respectable families, on reasonable terms.

In justice to the institution, we can further state, that it flourishes beyond expectation, and that during the late meeting of the Board, the students acquitted themselves with credit in the examination of the Latin and Greek languages, in Geography, Rhetoric, English Grammar and Arithmetic.

N.B.  Students who they wish to attend to any branch of Literature, will apply to Mr. Lindly, the Presiding instructor, and conform to the rules and regulations adopted by the Board of Trustees.

R. J. Meigs
Jesup N. Couch
Edwin Putnam

May 6, 1812.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Help the Poor!

American Friend, December 15, 1815

The subscriber being anxious to settle his business at the close of the year, requests those persons who are indebted to him, to make payment on or before the first day of January next, or their accounts will be put into an officer's hands for collection.

Windsor chairs made in the newest fashion and most substantial manner, for sale at his shop on moderate terms.

Nathaniel Smith
December 15, 1815.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

New Goods

The Ohio Gazette and Virginia Herald, August 11, 1808

The subscriber respectfully informs the Public that he has received on consignment, at his House and Store in Marietta, a Variety of Goods, of the first quality and elegance, well assorted for the present and approaching seasons – which he will sell at the most reduced prices:

Consisting of Groceries & Liquors of All Kinds.
With an Assortment of Crockery & Dry Goods viz.

Fine Madrass Handkerchiefs, Leno Shawls, Tamboured Leno, Superfine Leno, Plain Leno, Black Cambrick, White Gauze, Black Gauze, Hat Band Crape, Silk & Cotton Suspenders, Silk Handkerchiefs, assorted, Linen Diaper, Cotton Napkins, Long Ankeens, Short Ankeens, Tape, assorted, Bobbin, assorted, Thread, assorted, Black Lace, White Lace, Turkey Red, Printed Cotton, Amer. Manufac. Bed Ticking, Irish Linen, Fancy waistcoating, Curtain Calico, mamoodyes, Company Garrah’s, Gold-headed Mamoodys, Superfine Black Cloth, Superfine Blue Cloth, Black Kersimeere,Blue Kersimeere, Double milled Kersimeere, Tamboured Leno Caps, Men’s Silk Hose, Ladies Cotton Hose, Twist, Buttons, &c., &c. Ribbons, assorted, Fine Calicoes, Silk Umbrellas, Morocco Shoes.

A small Assortment of Hardware. viz.

Carving Knives,
Table Knives,
Dessert Knives,
White Chapel Needles,
Fishing Hooks,
Snaffle Bridle Bitts,
Stirrup Irons,
Ivory Combs,
Horn Combs,
Rasor Straps,
Gimblets, assorted,


Writing paper, assorted,
Copy Books,
Receipt Books,
Register’s Paste Boards,
Fine Holland Quills,
Pocket Books.


Looking Glasses,
Spye Glasses,
Liquor Proofs,
Perfumes of different kinds,
Cordial and
Preserved Fruits,
Spanish Segars,
American Segars,
Cloth Brushes,
Painter’s and flesh Brushes,


A very Elegant Assortment of Fancy Goods & Ladies Bonnets Lately Imported from Europe.

Dried Codfish,
Smoaked Herring,
Pickled Herring,


Saturday, June 2, 2012

Liquor Sellers of Beverly

The Marietta Register, June 1, 1865

The ladies of Beverly are "after" the liquor sellers of that place, a large committee of them having recently visited all the "doggeries," and warned the proprietors to quit selling intoxicating liquors, or the provisions of the law would be enforced against them.  So says the Advertiser, which adds:

"The ladies deserve the thanks of all lovers of peace and good order for their earnestness in this matter, and we sincerely hope that the final result may be the entire banishment of this infernal traffic from our village."