Advertisements in early
To be Let, on Saturday the 6th of July, 1789, The
Building of a Meeting-House, in Lexington, 50 feet long, 40 wide,
and 22 feet high, with a gallery 15 feet wide, round three squares
of the house; all to be framed work, with necessary doors and window
frames; the whole to be constructed of strong and durable timbers,
and done in a workman like manner. Any person inclining to undertake
said building may communicate their terms to Robert Patterson, or
Mr. Robert M’Gowan in Lexington, before the abovementioned day.
Fayette County, sc. To all Head Boroughs and Constables within this
Colony, to whom these presents shall come:
Scheme of a Lottery, For Disposing of 29 In-Lots in the Town of
Lexington, it being within the square bounded by Mulberry street, or
Limestone road, Short street, Upper street and Second street. As
this ground corners on the public square or Court-house lot, and as
the sale thereof will be of infinite advantage to the population of
the Town, I have no doubt but the tickets will sell in a very short
time—There will be 261 tickets, 232 blanks and 29 prizes; just 8
blanks to a prize. The Lottery will be drawn on the 14th
day of May next (if the tickets are all sold by that time) otherwise
the drawing will be advertised in the Kentucky Gazette—Col. Greenup
will superintend the drawing,—sufficient security will be given for
the conveyance of the Lots to the fortunate—Tickets to be had of
Messrs. Alexander and James Parker, or the subscriber at 21s each.
FRANCIS M’DERMED. Lexington, Feb. 23, 1791.
At a meeting of the Trustees of Lexington, June the 7th
1791. Resolved that no wooden chimney be suffered to stand within
the bounds of the in lots of this Town, after the first day of
Twenty Dollars Reward. Was lost or embezzled between Limestone and
this place, a keg containing Allspice, Nutmegs, Cinnamon and Cloves;
and person who will give information to the subscribers, so that
they may obtain the same again, shall receive the above reward, or
forty dollars shall be paid to and person or persons who shall
prosecute the person that may have embezzled the same. SEITZ &
LAUMAN. Lexington. Dec. 1792
The trustees of the town of Lexington, feeling the dangers and
inconveniences which are occasioned by the practice (but too common)
of racing through the streets of the inn and our lotts of the town,
and convinced that they are not invested with sufficient authority
to put a stop to such practices, recommend it to the people of the
town, to call a public meeting, to consider of the means which ought
to be adopted for applying a remedy to this growing evil. John
Fayette County sct. To all sheriffs and constables in the
Commonwealth of Kentucky: Whereas Innis B. Brent keeper of the public jail of
this Commonwealth hath this day made oath before me James Trotter one of the
justices of peace for said county, That JOHN SMITH alias JESSE
WALDRHYN, who was under sentence of death, WILLIAM COX, JOSHUA POWELL,
JOHN COLBERT, JOHN LAD, and DANIEL BOYD, criminals in said jail, did
on the night of the 24th instant, break and made their escape out of
said jail and are now going at large.
Yesterday, DANIEL BOYD was executed,
in this town for murder, agreeably to the sentence of the court of Oyer and
Terminer at their last session.
Notice. At a meeting of the trustees of the town of Lexington, the
third day of August, 1795:
Ten dollars reward, for apprehending and securing in any
jail in the United States, RICHARD WHITE, a native of York County,
Pennsylvania, served as apprentice to Mr. M’cord, joiner in Baltimore, who
took him to Lexington, Kentucky, from thence the said villain stole my horse on
the 10th of August last, and sold him in Washington county, Virginia
to Mr. Lytle of Kentucky. White is about twenty three years old, short brown
curly hair, his looks entitles him to a turn in the sheriff’s cuntry dance. I
suppose him in Maryland or Pennsylvania, but probably will return for more
horses to Kentucky. The above reward and all reasonable charges will be paid by
Mr. William Leavy, Mr. John Kay Lexington, or Dennis M’Carthy, Abingdon,
Virginia, October 8.
THE WILDERNESS ROAD from the Cumberland Gap to the settlements in Kentucky,
is now compleated. Waggons loaded with a ton weight may pass with ease. with
four good horses.—Travellers will find no difficulty in procuring such
necessaries as they may stand in need of on the road; and the abundant crop now
growing in Kentucky will afford the emigrants a certainty of being supplied with
every necessary of life on the most reasonable terms.
Stills Take Notice. The law directs that stills shall be entered
between the last day of May and the first day of July in every year.
My office will be opened at my house on South Elkhorn in Fayette
county where the inhabitants of Fayette, Clarke and Montgomery may
find due attendance. T. STHRESHLY, C.H. May 24, 1797
Thirty Dollars Reward Will be given for apprehending a man who calls himself WILLIAM
JAMES, of a middle size, fair hair, queued with an Eel-skin, dark skin—had
on when I saw him, a coarse blue cloth coat, nankin breeches and jacket, the
breeches tied at the knee with white tape. The said James, yesterday sold me a
saddle, and received payment, which afterwards proved to be the property of Mr.
Burrowes. FRANCIS BARRET. (see below ad in re Mr. Barret)
One Hundred Dollars Reward
For SALE. The Subscriber, who is about to remove his old Rope Walk, will lay out the land on which it stands, in six lots, sixty-six and two thirds feet in front, and one hundred and forty back, he will also lay out a lot on the street he lives on, the same size including his black smith’s shop, on three of the other lots will be three small brick houses, which will accommodate as many families; all of which will be sold on reasonable terms by THOMAS HART.
Source: The Kentucky Gazette, 23 September 1797
evening last M. Lassellard, a French gentleman, raised an AIR
BALLOON in this town; it was about ten feet in diameter, it ascended
about 6 o’clock in the evening from M. Sangrain’s house on High
Street, passed over the town and after going about a mile
unfortunately took fire and intirely consumed.
sustained by the Citizens of this State on account of the stoppage
of the Ohio Mail last season, for ten or eleven weeks by the frost,
rendered it highly necessary that some arrangements should be made
to prevent similar injuries—and as that mail has now stopped for two
weeks past, there is reason to fear that proper arrangements have
not yet been made for carrying it by land. It has therefore been
thought expedient to request a meeting of the Citizens of Lexington,
at the Post-Office this evening at four o’clock, to take the subject
under consideration, and adopt such measures in the premises as
shall be tho’t most adviseable.
For Sale, Four OUT LOTS adjoining each other, situate in Lexington,
on which is my brick yard, which is equal if not superior to any in
this place. Also a commodious brick dwelling house: the walls and
work of which is superior to any in this place—with a never failing
spring, convenient to the house, the water of which is of an
excellent quality. I have also 8 acres of WOODLAND, adjoining the
above lots.—For terms apply to the subscriber on the premises.
subscribers having contracted for erecting a machine for the purpose
of moulding bricks, in the town of Lexington, do hereby give notice,
that if any person or persons having a patent or other legal right
for the invention and sole building of said machine, will come
forward and make his or their right apparent, all just and legal
premiums shall be discharged by us. WALK’R BAYLOR, JOHN BOB. THOS.
HART, THOS. BRIGGS
REWARD For apprehending and securing JAMES M’INTIRE who
deserted from a detachment of recruits, of the 4th
regiment, under my order, on the 9th instant, from this
place. He is abut five feet six inches high, thirty-three years old,
ruddy complexion and sandy lair—he was born in Ireland, speaks
quick, his cloathing consists of a home made short and overalls.
JOHN TAYLOR, Lieut. 4th U.S. Regt. Winchester, Kentucky.
A SUNDAY SCHOOL is now open at Col. Patterson’s old house on High
Street, for the use of the people of Color. Those who wish to have
their servants taught, will please to send a line, as none will be
received without. N.B. There is no expenses attending those who
the purpose of inclosing and ornamenting the COURT-HOUSE YARD in
Lexington; Under the Direction of the County Court of Fayette. …..
326 Prizes amounting to $4,000, 674 blanks. 1000 tickets only, at $5
each. ---- Managers, James Morrison, Charles Wilkins, Abner LeGrand,
Alexander Park, William Pritchart, James Coleman, Thomas Bodley,
John H. Morton, Nath. G.S. Hart, David Castleman.
Fire! On yesterday about 3 o’clock in the afternoon, this town was
again alarmed by this dreadful cry: which is ever alarming to the
feelings of man, and more so of late from the many, and dreadful
visitations which we have of late experienced.
At a meeting
of the Board of Trustees of the town of Lexington, March 28, 1820,
Resolved, That it is the opinion of the Trustees of the town,
that the practice of blowing horns and making a noise in the streets
of Lexington during watch hours, is contrary to the laws of the
town, and that they do hereby instruct their watchmen, to apprehend
all such disorderly persons, and in cases of inability, to call on
the citizens for aid, and confine such disorderly person, or
persons, in the guard house, for any time not exceeding two hours.
By order of the Board, Attest, H.B. Smith, Cl’k.
Garden, Where Ladies and Gentlemen may, at the shortest notice, be
accommodated with dinners or other refreshments, on moderate terms.
And in order to render comfortable the situation of Ladies who may
be inclined to visit those gardens, Mrs. Usher has removed to this
delightful spot, where she will use her best endeavors to make their
visits pleasant and entertaining. And from the assiduous attention
which will be paid at all times to his guests at the Gardens, he
hopes to give general satisfaction to all who may honor him with
CITY OF SANDUSKY [Ohio], JAN. 23, 1823.
We have seen a SLEIGH, made by JOHN TANNER, in two forms, to run on ice, and propelled by wind or steam, as stated by said Tanner, which we think likely as to steam, and certain as to wind, having seen it in motion and running with great facility, considering the situation of the ice; it being partly covered with snow, and very rough. Some of us have been on the machine, and find it will answer every purpose of sailing, and by being properly improved, which can be done, will be one of the most beautiful improvements for high northern or southern climes, ever invented. This machine, as stated by Tanner, is the production and ingenious invention of Mr. Samuel Trotter of Lexington, Kentucky. Here follow the names of 27 signers [not listed in article]
Source: The Clarion, Sandusky [Ohio], 05 February 1823
Will be given for apprehending and delivering to me in Frankfort
BENJAMIN B. HARRIS, SHARON MOOSELANDER & WILLIAM PULASKY, Three
convicts who escaped from the penitentiary on the morning of the 15th
of this instant, or fifty dollars for each one.
wanted. Apply to N. Burrowes, For sale at the above named place,
Mustard, Oil of Mustard, Essence of Mustard, Cayenne Pepper, Oil of
Pepper—All of the cheaper and not inferior to any imported.
For sale. The
house and lot situated at the corner of Short and High streets,
opposite to the court-house and at present occupied by Nathan
Burrowes. For terms apply to Walter Warfield.
subscriber respectfully informs the public that she has removed to
the city of Lexington, and intends to practice her profession,
having been engaged in the practice of midwifery for eight years.
She has read the best practical writers and studied under Elizabeth
Walker, her mother, lately deceased, and from the success which has
attended her labours, she hopes she will be able to give ample
satisfaction to all ladies who may think proper to patronize her.
Place of residence opposite Messrs. Todd & Skillman’s Printing
Office, on Main street. HELEN HERRING
Notice. The subscribers to the Military School for instruction in
the Infantry Drill &c. for a company, and the Exercise of
the Swords, with the principles of attack and defence,
are respectfully notified that the first meeting for organizing the
School and instruction, will take place on Wednesday evening next,
18th inst., at 7 o’clock p.m. at Mr. Taylor’s Ball Room
near the Post Office. Punctual attendance is solicited. Regular
hours of Instruction will be on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and
Saturdays at 7 o’clock in the evening; this hour has been selected
as gentlemen are generally disengaged from business.
A line of
stages is now in full operation three times a week from Lexington,
Kentucky, by the way of Mountsterling, Owingsville and Catlettsburgh,
to Guyandotte, Va. Leaves Lexington Monday’s, Wednesday’s and
Friday’s at one o’clock A.M. and arrives at Guyandotte the next day
at two o’clock P.M. Leaves Guyandotte on the same days at ten
o’clock A.M., and arrives at Lexington the next day. The
accommodations are good, the Stages are new, the teams are in good
plight, the drivers are sober and accommodating. Passengers will
find themselves amused, and highly entertained with the romantic
mountain scenery, through which the Line passes. The PROPRIETOR.
For sale, The
book of prices of the Association of Master Carpenters of the City
of Lexington, at A.T. Skillman’s Book store, Main street, and
Matthew Kennedy’s Book store, Cheapside.
Tuesday afternoon last, a young man by the name of HARRIS, of the
Medical Class of Morrison College, went to the room of Mr. JUNIUS P.
FENNER, another young man of the same class, and commenced an
altercation with him about some previous affair,—after exchanging a
few words, Harris drew from his pocket a piston and fired it, and in
a few seconds another, one of the bullets of which took effect, and
Fenner expired immediately. He was taken into custody, and underwent
an examination before the mayor, who came to the conclusion to admit
him to bail in the sum of $5,000, which he has not yet procured.
subscriber respectfully informs the public that she has removed to
the city of Lexington, and intends to practice her profession,
having been engaged in the practice of midwifery for fifteen years.
She has read the best practical writers and studied under Dr. P.P.
Major, and from the success which has attended her labours, she
hopes she will be able to give ample satisfaction to all ladies who
may think proper to patronize her. Place of residence two doors
above Mr. Pilkington, on Mill street. NANCY WHITE
JAMES CHALLEN, resident dentist, second house from the corner of
Main and Spring streets, nearly opposite the Masonic Hall. If
required he will attend on Ladies at their residences who may desire
his services. He promises to perform all operations in Dentistry,
upon approved scientific principles.
Columbus Coffee House, Main street, Lexington, opposite the Library, GREEN L. PRYOR, Proprietor of the above refectory, takes pleasure in announcing to his friends and the public, that he has just completed a new arrangement of the entire Establishment, from the Culinary Department to the private Drawing Rooms of the visitors. This has been done at very considerable expense, and he depends upon a patronage from the public to sustain his efforts, which shall ever be directed towards the accommodations of his patrons. His Bar has been refashioned in a tasteful and neat style, and filled with Spirits, Wines &c., the best our dealers import. Reputation allows that his Cookery is not surpassed (if equalled) in either East or West and for the purpose of continuing this opinion, he asks a call from the followers of Epicurus, who may be served with the most delicious BIRDS, STEAKS, TRIPE, OMOLETS, and every variety that our market or country affords, in the most speedy possible manner. He has just received a lot of SUPERIOR BLUE POINT OYSTERS. His Eating Rooms are retired from the Sitting Room, and a bottle of sparkling Champaigne or Burgundy might be enjoyed without the participators having to undergo the usual ordeal of every inquisitive eye. He feels now assured that by his strict attention and individual superintendance, to please every gentleman who may seek enjoyment at the “Columbus Coffee House.”
Source: Kentucky Gazette, 10 January 1835
NOTICE. Dr. Saml. C. Trotter has been appointed by the Mayor and
Council of this City, to vaccinate the poor in Ward No. 3, gratis.
MEDICAL NOTICE. I
have on hand some fresh vaccine matter, which I have lately taken
from the arms of healthy persons. Those who are desirous of having
their families vaccinated either in the City or county, will do well
to avail themselves of this opportunity. Prompt attention will be
paid to all calls on the slightest notice. SAML. C. TROTTER.
Aug. 4.—The election to-day was orderly, and resulted in a
Democratic majority of 1,221 for Sheriff. At the Court House a
dispute arose between George Stewart, Democrat, and J.J. Geers,
Republican, and resulted in Geers shooting Stewart through the head,
killing him instantly. Another row occurred between Jack Cleary and
Dick Murphy, in which Cleary was disemboweled and has since died.
This resulted from an old difficulty, and was in no way connected
with the election. The parties were drunk.
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