Friday, January 17, 2014

THE PORTLAND ADVERTISER and Gazette of Maine, May 9, 1837


          In this city on Thursday evening, by Rev. D. D. Smith, Mr. George C. Thompson,
     of this city, to Miss Hannah C. Strout, of Cape Elizabeth.
          In this city, on Saturday evening last, by Rev. Mr. French, Mr. Robert Mitchell, of
    this city to Miss Everlina Susan Gilpartick, of Passadumkeak.
          In Gorham, by Rev. Mr. Atwell, Mr. Winslow Hall, of this city, to Miss Eunice
     M. Harding of Gorham.

          In this city on Friday, 5th inst., Miss Betsey B. Chadbourne, eldest daughter of
     Mrs. Mary Chadbourne, aged 23.
          In this city, Mrs. Margaret Riggs, 93.
          In this city, Albert, son of Mr. Henry Moor, age 5 years and 2 months.
          In Kennebunkport on Thursday morning last, very suddenly, Captain George
     Perkins, 40, an enterprising and intelligent ship master.
          In Berwick, Mr. Samuel Pray, 82.
          In Hollis, William Bradbury, 62; Miss Olive Brooks, aged 23.
          In Kennebunk, Mr. David M. Taylor, 20; Miss Mabel Boothby, 23;
     Rev. Shubael Tripp, Pastor of the Baptist Church. Samuel Bragden, 9.
          In New Gloucester, 15th ult., Mr. David Stevens, 32. 23rd ult., Miss
     Abigail F. Preble, 25.
          Lost overboard in a gale on the 24th ult., from jib boom of brig Governor
     Brooks, Mr. Thompson Barker, seaman, of Sanford, Maine.
          In Cape Elizabeth, Mr. Nathaniel Dyer, 66.
          In Freeport, Mr. Samuel Fogg, 76.
          In this city, April 29th, Mrs. Caroline C., wife of Mr. Solomon Sargent, 27.
          In Boston, 29th ult., Mr. Joseph Temple, of Sanford, Maine, 21.
          In this city of consumption, Mr. John Holland, aged about 40.
          In Gorham 3rd inst., Mrs. Nancy, wife of Mr. Samuel Elder, aged 55.
          Drowned in Hartland, Mr. Francis B. Longley, 32.

          Emigration From Maine-The following paragraph from the Boston Transcript
     may illustrate the success which will probably befall nine tenths of the emigrants
     from Maine to the far West. On advice to the man who is able to pay even the
     expenses of emigration is, stay at home. Maine has more comforts than a wilderness,
     and enterprise on the part of has citizens, and liberality on the part of her rulers,
     she may become as valuable as the richest of our Western neighbors.
          Benevolence-On board the steamboat Massachusetts which arrived at Providence
     from New York, last Wednesday, a venerable old man with a wife and ten children
     became objects of interest, and on inquiry it was ascertained that the father was
     named Sylvanus Harlow, who had emigrated with his entire family from his native
     residence in Maine, to the "land of promise' at the West, and located himself in
     Illinois.  There the family had been attacked by sickness, and seeing hopeless
     poverty approaching, he had gathered the little remnant of his property, and with
     that and his distressed family was returning to his abandoned home. Lieutenant
     Henry Bruce, of Boston, who had just returned from a three years' cruise in the
     frigate Brandywine, became possessed of the sad story, and the generous hearted
     officer immediately commenced a contribution, which soon amounted to sixty
     dollars, and which he threw into the lap of the destitute mother of the family; no
     less to the gratitude and astonishment of the unfortunate group in thus unexpectedly
     receiving ample relief in their necessities. Captain Comstock with feeling of no less
     generosity conveyed the family in the boat entirely without charge for passage or



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