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From: John Giacoletti <>
Subject: Some Neighbors!
Date: Sun, 1 Feb 1998 09:18:51 -0500

Things have been so peaceful on the list that it is a veritable example of
kindness and harmony.

I think that you all might enjoy a couple of old news account.

Kittanning Gazette. 7 Nov. 1827 >>> Mr. William GRIFFITH, Morgantown, on
Mon. evening last, was attacked by two ruffians on the road near
Belleville, Washington Co., and robbed of $25.00

Kittanning Gazette 21 Nov. 1827 >>> The robbers of Mr. GRIFFITH, mentioned
7 Nov., have been captured near Morgantown and they are his neighbors.


Kittanning Gazette 31 Aug., 1825. >>>Dun colored mare stolen from the
pasturefield in Franklin Twp. Owner Mr. John LAUFFER offers a reward of

Now to place this is proper perspective you must understand that Franklin
Twp. is adjacent to and contiguous with Sugar Creek Twp. on the north, and
that in these times the reward for a run-a-way servant was .06 cents.

Kittanning Gazette 21 Sept., 1825 >>>Stray mare found on the plantation in
Sugar Creek Twp. of Robert ORR, Sr. Owner is to come forward and move the
property, pay charges, and take her away.<<<

Linda Merle mentioned Blue Label Whisky. I think the lady knows her stuff.
Here is an account from her hometown newspaper, BUTLER SENTINEL 1 Mar.

>>>Melancholy accident: Tues., 5th inst., Mr. Robert WOODS, Moon Twp.,
Beaver Co., drowned in Elk Run near Mr. CRISWELL's Mill-dam. He was going
to Mr. CRISWELL's Mill for a grist and stopped in at a still-house, got
some liquor and then went on to the mill, rode up to the mill door, but
never spoke -- turned about, and was going home. Mr. CRISWELL hallowed to
him that his grist was done, but he never spoke -- went on up the run and
fell off his horse into about 1 foot of water and was not found till the

John Giacoletti

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