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    Licking Valley Register, Covington, Kentucky
    Saturday, November 14, 1846
  • Thanksgiving Day - Governor's Proclamation: The tide of time, the tide that knows no ebb, has rolled on its ceaseless course, and with the change of seasons has brought us once more that period dedicated by the usage of Christian nations, to thanksgiving to the Almighty Ruler of the Universe, for the blessings of the passing year. In continuance of this goodly custom, so strongly sanctioned by reason and religion, I, WILLIAM OWSLEY, Governor of Kentucky, do appoint Thursday, the 26th of November, for a day of general thanksgiving and prayer throughout the Commonwealth. On that day, I do exhort all good citizens, of every name and faith, to suspend all worldly employments, and to join in devout thanksgiving to Almighty God, for the numberless blessings he has conferred upon our State and Country. Although much sickness has prevailed in some parts of our Commonwealth, and many firesides have been desolate by the Angel of Death, yet we have been spared the visitation of "the pestilence that walketh in darkness, and the destruction that wasteth at noonday." And, whilst millions of other nations are mourning over the frightful blight that has visited the fruits of the earth, threatening misery and starvation to themselves and their children, our fields have groaned under the burdens of abundant productions. But our rejoicing over these blessings, should be wisely tempered with sorrow and supplication. The scourge of war has been laid on our country. And although we should be thankful that our arms are triumphant so far in the night, we have to deplore that many brave soldiers and true citizens sleep in death. Their bones are buried in a foreign land, among strangers who hate their graves. The eye of affection will never distinguish their ashes in the common pits where they lie, or be able to drop a tear of love on the sod that cover them. Let us remember the woe of bereaved families in our own land, and feel assured that conquests of war can never heal the anguish they suffer, or bring back the dead they mourn for. And let all men beseech the Father of mercies, that the sin of war and blood shed may be forsaken, the strife of men, and din of arms be silenced; and the kind voice of peace more heard between sister nations and republics. And that the time may soon come on all the earth, when "swords shall be beat into plough-shares, and spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more." Done at Frankfort, the 27th day of October, 1846 by the Governor: Wm. Owsley. Geo. B. Kinkhead, Sec’y.

  • Notice: The subscriber, proprietor of the town of Taylorsville, situated in Boone county, Kentucky, on Elijah’s Creek, 13 miles below Cincinnati, offers for sale Lots in said town at moderate prices, and will give time for payment to purchasers, for a part at least, or the same can be discharged by chopping cordwood near the town at 50 cents per cord. This town has good location, having a fine back country, a first rate landing for stern boats and a ferry across the river, lately established at that place. Several lots have been donated to Merchants who have located there; and the subscriber with donate to a Tanner, Wagon-maker, Cooper, and Tobacconist, each a lot, if they will establish themselves in said town, and comply with the conditions as stated on a plat of said town in the possession of James Robinson. There is a Post Office and two stores in the place, and the regular Packet boats touch at that point twice a day. On Friday, the 13th of this month, the subscriber will attend at said place to receive sealed proposals for renting a Tavern two stories high, with six rooms and cellar and other conveniences attached to the same - possession of said house to be given on the 1st day of March 1847. Also - large warehouse 41 ½ by about 25 feet, which would make a good Tobacco Factory. Said property to be rented from one to five years, at a yearly rent; and if rented approved security will be required for the payment of the rent. - The subscriber, however, reserves the right to decline the proposition of any one if he deems the same too low. The subscriber has in progress several dwelling houses, and a warehouse, which will be finished by the first of January next, which will be for rent. James Robinson, is the agent of the subscriber for selling lots, and is empowered to give title bonds; and when the lots are paid for a General Warranty deed will be given the purchasers. He has a plat of the town and can show the lots. Several lots of cleared land adjoining the town will be rented on the 13th. Persons are invited to attend on that day. Jas. Taylor. Newport, Kentucky, November 7, 1846.
  • Note: There is an excellent Tanyard seat, a good spring and overhead water, back of the town, not a mile off which is good. Frame dwelling house and all necessary buildings. The yard was in operation some time since, and I believe the vats are yet good. There is a good farm adjoining, which I will rent with or without the yard. Apply to the undersigned or to his son James, or R. T. Thornton at J. Taylor, Jr. office in the said town. I have a large quantity of land in this State, much of it in this county, improved or unimproved, which I will sell, or rent the improved land on reasonable terms. J. T.
  • The Frankfort Commonwealth notices the death in Woodford county on the 24th of Henry, an old servant of James H. Elliott, Esq., at the advanced age of one hundred and twelve years (112). He was born in Maryland, and at two years old, was taken to Staunton, Virginia, afterwards to Kentucky, where he spent the larger portion of his life - at 84 years old, he married his fourth wife, and raised a family of seven children. He was a faithful servant, an honest man, and died a Christian.
  • John Ducker, Edward P. Ball, Zeno F. Barker, Simeon Dicken, William Dunlap and John Ellis: Take Notice, that on the 24th day of November, 1846, I shall, with the County Surveyor and Processioners, proceed to take procession my lands adjoining that of yours, and to establish the lines which divide said lands; and also, to establish the corners of my said land. Lucinda M. Corbin, Adm’x of John Corbin dec’d. Campbell County, October 24, 1846.
  • To Rent: Farm in Boone County, Ky., situated on the Ohio river, 25 miles from Cincinnati, containing about 250 ACRES - 50 or 60 of which are in Timothy Meadow, all fresh, under good fence and in good farming order. On the premises are two comfortable tenements, with good springs. To a good farmer or farmers the terms will be made easy, and the rent may be paid in grain and the products of the farm if preferred. For further information enquire of D. A. Russell, at Danville, Ky., B. G. Cutter, at Louisville, N. L. Finnell, at Covington, or Ben. F. Crutchfield near the premises, who will show the land to any person desiring to see it. Winnfield Cottage, October 17, 1846.
  • Suicide: A man named Joseph Wilson, of Owen County, committed suicide by hanging himself on Tuesday of last week. He had been laboring under great depression of mind previous to committing the act. He was a man of good standing.
  • Col. Humphrey Marshall’s Regiment—Lieuts. James Jackson and George Davidson, reached this place on Tuesday evening last. They left Port Lavacca on the 6th. They report a good deal of sickness in the regiment, but the men are generally improving. The soldiers, however, are generally naked and have suffered greatly for the want of clothes. They had not, up to the 6th, recieved a dollar from the government. Three companies, Mialm’s, Pennington’s and Lillard’s left Port Lavacca on the 4th under the command of Major John P. Gaines, for Camargo. The remaining seven companies were to have left for the same place, on the 11th, under Col. Marshall. It was understood that the Pay-Master was at Camargo. Commissary Moses V. Grant, of Covington, died at Port Lavacca on the 5th, sud and was buried with the honors of war. There seems to have been a misunderstanding about the detachment of the two companies, Clay’s and Pennington’s under Major Gaines, for the purpose of joining Gen. Wool, at San Antonio. Major Gaines, it seems, received from Gen. Wool an order for the detachment of these companies, under his command, for the purpose indicated, but left it optionary with Major Gaines, whether he should take the command or not. Upon Major G.’s return to Port Lavacca, he found the regiment in such deplorable condition, so many sick and unfit for service, that he determined he would not deliver the requisition to Col. Marshall at all, understanding the delivery of the order to be optionary. The consequence was, that none were dispatched for Gen. Wool’s command. - Commonwealth.

    Transcribed by Jeannie Gallant