A Sampling of Odds and Ends from the
Belvidere, Warren County, NJ
1850 and 1851
Note: "Inst." means "instant", and
refers to the current month.
"Ult." means "ultimo", which means "in
the last month."
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To the Hunterdon
Democrat, 1838-1880 on Dennis Sutton's site.
January 10, 1850
All persons indebted to the
late firm of Seiple & Reese, or to the subscriber, are respectfully
requested to call upon Charles Reese, at the Easton Delaware Bridge, N.J.,
and settle without delay.
LEWIS C. REESE
February 7, 1850
Dr. J. V. Mattison,
Would announce to his friends and public that he has permanently located
himself at WASHINGTON, Warren County, N.J.
May 16, 1850
Administrator's Sale. Will be sold at
Public Vendue on Thursday the 16th inst., at 12 o'clock, M., at the late
residence of James I. Browne, dec'd. all the PERSONAL PROPERTY of said
deceased, consisting of Feather Beds, Chairs, Tables, Looking Glasses,
Bureaus, Sofas, Carpeting, Stoves, 1 Cow, Bedsteads, Crockery, lot of Books,
Pots, Kettles, &c., together with a great variety of Household and
Kitchen furniture unnecessary to enumerate.
Conditions made known on the day of sale, by
P. B. KENNEDY, Adm.
Belvidere May 14, 1850
June 3, 1850
An Owner Wanted
For a BULL in the Belvidere Pound. He is about three years old,
and of mouse color. The owner is requested to call and take him away.
June 6, 1850
June 27, 1850
Take Fair Notice!
We the subscribers, forbid
all persons from hunting or fishing on our premises, under penalty of the
Jacob J. Pace,
Robert S. Vansyckle
Subscriber has taken the above named Hotel, on the North side of the Pequest,
former occupied by D. F. Winter, Esq. He has put it in thorough repair,
and made several improvements in the internal arrangements, which now render
it one of the most convenient Hotels in the town. He is determined
to spare no pains to make all the accommodations of his house inferior
to none in the county. His stabling and sheds are new and the most
extensive in the place.
He respectfully solicits
the patronage of his friends and the public generally, feeling confident
that he will be able to give them entire satisfaction.
July 26, 1849.
September 19, 1850
In pursuance to the notice
of the Chariman of the democratic standing Committee of the county, the
democratic voters of the town of Belvidere, assembled at the Court House
on Saturday, the 14th inst., to elect delegates to the Gubernatorial and
On the motion of G. W.
Clason, Henry McMiller was appointed chairman, and on the motion of David
Kleinhans, Lewis C. Reese was appointed Secretary. The meeting came
to order, and the Chairman made known the object of the meeting, whereupon
G. W. Clason nominated Ely Moore as a delegate to the Gubanatorial Convention,
and W. R. Sharp nominated P. B. Kennedy as a delegate to said Gubanatorial
A motion was made by
G. W. Clason that the delegate to said Convention be instructed, which
motion was put and decided in the affirmative. A motion was made
by G. W. Clason, that the delegate to said Convention be instructed to
cast his vote for John Casseed [sic] as the first choice, which
motion was put, there being six votes in the negative and seven in the
affirmative, it was declared that the delegate be instructed to cast his
vote for John Cassedy as the first choice of the meeting. The meeting
adjourned for a short time to prepare ballots. The voters being ready
to cast their ballots, the meeting proceeded to ballot; the ballots being
counted it was found that P. B. Kennedy received nine votes and E. Moore
five votes. P. B. Kennedy was declared the choice of the meeting.
On the motion of G. W.
Clason, Ely Moore was appointed P. B. Kennedy's alternate.
On motion of G. W. Clason,
Isaac Norton was appointed a delegate to attend the Congressional Convention.
On motion of G. W. Clason,
said delegate was instructed to cast his vote for Isaac Wildrick's renomination.
On motion of L. C. Reese,
Wm. R. Sharp was appointed Isaac Norton's alternate.
On motion of G. W. Clason,
Wm. R. Sharp was instructed to cast his vote for the renomination of Isaac
On motion of G. W. Clason,
the proceedings of this meeting were ordered to be signed by the officers
of this meeting and published in the Warren Journal.
H. McMiller, Ch'n
Sept. 14th 1850
L. C. Reese, Sec'y
OXFORD: George Titman, Peter Hopler, Philip Shoemaker.
KNOWLTON: George Hiles, William A. Johnson.
WASHINGTON: James H. Groff, Lewis H. Martenus.
MANSFIELD: Robert C. Caskey, Naham Stiger.
HARMONY: A. O. Stiles, Joseph Koch, Col. James Davison.
FRANKLIN: Benjamin Fritts, Esq., Dr. Alfred Gale.
The following are the
delegates to the Hackettstown Convention, from this county, as far as received.
BELVIDERE: Isaac H. Norton.
OXFORD: William McTier, Simon Wyckoff, John Hixon.
WASHINGTON: William W. Strader, Barney Whitmore.
MANSFIELD: William Gardner, William Johnson.
FRANKLIN: Kitchen Hartpence, William Winter, Esq.
October 3, 1850
LIST OF LETTERS
Remaining in the Post Office at Belvidere for the Quarter ending Sept.
30, 1850: Brands, Mrs. Catharine A. * Bird, Mrs. Mary.
* Barrass, Rev. Edward. * Brown, Moses. *
Conover, Aaron. * Carter, Joseph. * Crosby, Jr.
A. S. * Carlyle, Thomas R. * Dunfield, Sophia.
* Demon, John. * Engle, Miss Lette. * Emery,
Mrs. Mary. * Foster, David L. * Green, Augustus.
* Green, Hosea. * Hulsizer, Mary Ellen. *
Hildebrand, Conrad. * Hewlett, S. M. 2. * Huselton,
Henry 2. * Henry, Mrs. Jane. * Orbson, Mrs. Sarah.
* Price, Jorg D. * Ross, Thomas. * Rush,
Peter. * Sifers, William. * Shaw, George H.
* Smith, John R. * Vansyckle, Jr. John.
Persons calling for the
above will please say advertised.
I. HARRIS M. P.
October 10, 1850
To those who owe me!
I should like to settle with all of my old patrons
and customers before I leave New Jersey. If they feel disposed to
gratify me in this particular, they will please call in the course of two
weeks, as I intend to leave about that time.
G. W. CLASON
Belvidere, October 9, 1850
In pursuance to an act to
enable the owners of swamp or meadow ground to drain the same, we hereby
give notice, that the surveyors of the highway, and chosen freeholders
of the township of Hardwick, county of Warren, State of New Jersey, will
meet at the house of David Read, in said township
On Tuesday, the 15th of October, inst.
at ten o'clock of said day, for the purpose of viewing, and if they
see proper, to lay out a ditch or water course, for the purpose of draining
the swamp commonly called the long swamp, now in possession of David
Read, and Isaac R. Konkle; which ditch or water course, it is supposed
will pass thrugh the lands of Gilliam D. Demorest, William R. Hill and
All persons interested
are invited to attend on that day to hear what may be said for or against
November 28, 1850
TO ALL CONCERNED
subscriber takes this method of informing all those indebeted to him on
book, note, bond, or otherwise, that unless they shall pay up by the first
of April next, they will be left in the hands of the proper persons for
Oxford, Nov. 21, 1850
The new Presbyterian Church
of Stewartsville will be dedicated to the worship of God, on Tuesday, the
10th of December. Services to commence at 11 o'clock, A.M.
The order of exercises
will be as follows:
1. Anthem by the choir.
2. Invocation by the pastor.
3. Reading of Scriptures by Rev. D. Y. Junkin, D. D.
5. Prayer by Rev. John M'Cron.
6. Dedication Hymn, composed by Mrs. Gray.
7. Sermon by Rev. John Gray, D. D.
8. Dedication Prayer by Rev. John Skinner, D. D.
11. Benediction by Rev. J. J. Carrol.
Preaching in the evening
at 6 o'clock.
December 5, 1850
NOTICE is hereby given, to
all persons interested, that
William Riddle, Administrator of Christiann Scovy, dec.,
David W. Boyor, Executor of Wm. Andrews, dec.,
Daniel Pittenger, Administrator of Jasper Groover, dec.
William T. Green, Administrator of George Green, dec.,
Elijah Allen and Joseph M. Mackey, Administrators of Jacob Petty,
Peter & Godfrey Kline, Executors of William Kline, dec.--first
Peter Kline, Guardian of John R. Kline,
Euphemia O. Thompson, Executrix of Albert Thompson, dec.,
Isaac Young and John Chamberlain, acting Executors of William Chamberlain,
Intend to exhibit their
respective accounts to the Judges of the Orphan's Court of the County of
Warren, on Friday the 28th day of Feb. next, for final settlement and allowance.
LEWIS C. REESE, Surrogate
December 26, 1850
NOTICE is hereby given that application will be made to the Legislature
of New Jersey at its next session to form the townships of Bethlehem and
Alexandria in the county of Hunterdon, and the townships of Franklin and
Greenwich in the county of Warren, into a new county, to be called the
county of Musconetcong.
January 16, 1851
Dedication:--The Basement of the New Methodist
Episcopal Church in this town, will by divine permission, be opened for
the worship of God, on Thursday, 23d inst. Rev. Wm. P. Corbit, of
Hackettstown, is expectred to preach at 10 1-2 o'clock, A.M., and Rev.
C. S. Vancleve, of Hope, at 7 o'clock in the evening. A public collection
will be taken up to assist the Trustees in completing this noble edifice.
The public generally are respectfully invited to attend.
H. M. BROWN
February 20, 1851
The first Fugutive Slave
case that has occurred in Cincinnati was that of a female, who was tried
on Tuesday. It caused considerable excitement, but finally ended
by the woman's expressing a desire to return with her master. The
point raised by the attorney for the slave, was, she was brought there
by her master, and under law entitled to her freedom.
February 27, 1851
COURTS.--The several Courts of this County commenced their session
on Tuesday, Judge Nevius presiding. The following gentlemen compose
the Grand Jury: Henry Vanness * Daniel VanBuskirk
* Peter M'Clow * John S. Robbins * Henry
Gardner * Robert Davison * Charles Walker
* Josiah Dewitt * Wm. Gardner * Jas. M. Roseberry
* John Wyckoff Jr. * Simon F. Wyckoff * Joseph
R. Dilts * Jacob M. Blair * Peter Shimer
* Elijah Warne * Aaron Hendershot * John
Schwander * Samuel Harden * Jesse Vliet *
Ephraim Camp * Jacob Carr.
The most important issues
to be tried are Wm. M. Warne vs. Mansfield Presbyterian Church, and John
Dew, Ex Dem., Able Weller, and others, vs. John Huff. The object
of the latter is to try the legality of the will of the late Able Hoff,
On the night of the
22d ult., an indented colored boy by the name of Edward McIntire, aged
about 18 years. Had on when he went away a brown cap, blue cloth
coat, brown cloth vest, linsey pants and coarse boots. All persons
are warned not to harbor said boy, as the subscriber will inflict the severest
penalty of the law upon every offender.
AARON B. MITCHELL
April 30th, 1851
May 22, 1851
For the Prevention of Drunkenness in the town of Belvidere.
Be it ordained by
the Common Council of the Town of Belvidere, and it is hereby enacted by
the authority of the same, That if any Innkeeper hereafter licensed
by Council, shall sell, or knowingly permit to be sold, any Ardent Spirits
or Fermented Liquor to any person or persons known to be an habitual drunkard,
it shall be sufficient cause for revoking his license if established by
the oath of one credible witness before the Council, and open notice being
given to said Innkeeper to that effect.
Enacted into Ordinance
by Council this 30th day of April, 1851.
P. B. KENNEDY, Mayor
A. B. Searls, Clerk.
July 10, 1851
LIST OF LETTERS
REMAINING in the Post Office
at Belvidere, N. J., for the Quarter ending 30th June, 1851.
Allen, Andrew * Bryant, Jno. M. * Bunn,
Matthias * Griffith, Wm. B. * Hixson, John
* Hart, Effy Ann * Murphy, Catharine * Miller,
Margaret * Osmun, Sen., John * Roth, Anoch
* Shuster & Flock * Styres, Alexander *
Vliet, Nelson * Winer, Henry * Weller, George
* Bowman, Wm. * Banghart, Rev. Geo. * Cahill,
Michael * Hubert, Harmer * Haferty, Chris't
* Jay, S. S. * McTier, Wm. * Muriarty, Florence
* Roe, Joseph * Swift, Wm. A. * Shoup, Ruth
* Silverthorn, John * Welsh, John R. * Weller,
I. HARRIS, P.M.
July 31, 1851
Meteoric Stone.--The Montrose (Pa.) *Democrat*, of the 17th inst.,
says a meteoric stone, weighing nearly or quite 200 lbs. was found a few
days since on the farm of Mr. Newton in Springville. It was deeply
imbedded in the earth, and the turf of the ground was still fresh under
it. It had fallen through a tree, breaking the branches.
NOTICE:--Application will be made to the Legislature of the State
of New Jersey at its next session, to annex all that part of the township
of Frelinghuysen to the township of Hardwick, commencing at the Sussex
line, near the Hardwick Church, then to take a South-western course to
the corner of the Hope and Blairstown lines, or to some other line which
will make an equitable division.
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