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age of 73.

JOHN SAMUEL SHERBURNE, A. M., was cousin of the preceding, and son of John Sherburne, Esq. of Portsmouth, where he was born in 1757. He studied the profession of law, and settled in practice in his native town. He was appointed to the office of civil magistrate for the county of Rockingham, 10 October, 1788. In 1792, he was elected one of three members of congress from New-Hampshire to the Third Congress, and was re-elected to the Fourth in 1794. From 1801 to 1804, he officiated as attorney for the United States District Court, and in May, 1804, presided as judge of the same court, and continued in that office until his death, 2 August, 1830, at the

lle is succeeded by his Excellency Matthew Harvey.

ELEAZAR WHEELOCK, A. M., son of the founder of the college, died before the year 1816.

JAMES WHEELOCK, A. M., brother to the preceding, was appointed a justice of the peace for the county of Grafton, 12 February, 1788. He resided in Hanover.

LEVI WILLARD, A. B., was living in 1828.

Solomon Wolcott, A. B., from Connecticut, was settled in the ministry in Windsor, in that state.

1777. Asa BURTON, D. D., was ordained the first

ister of Thetford, in Vermont, 19 January, 1779, and remained in the ministry till his death, about 1827. He received his doctorate from Middlebury college, of which he was one of the fellows.

ZACCHEUS COLBY, A. M., was a native of Newtown, in this state, and was born in 1749. After having completed his education at college,

he began the study of theology, and was ordained at Pembroke, 22 March, 1786. He was dismissed 11 May, 1803. He was installed over the Presbyterian church in Chester, 15 October, 1803, and remained in that connection until 1808. After this period, he was not again settled in the ministry. He died at Chester, 10 August, 1822, aged

73 years.

DANIEL Foster, A. M., a native of Western, Massachusetts, was ordained at New-Braintree, in that state, as colleague with Rev. Benjamin Ruggles, 29 October, 1778, and died 4 September, 1795, aged 44.

Joel FOSTER, A. M., was ordained at NewSalem, Massachusetts,9 June, 1779, from whence he was dismissed 21 June, 1802. The cause of his dismission was the want of an adequate support. He was installed at East-Sudbury, Massachusetts, as successor of Rev. Josiah Bridge, 7 September, 1803, and died 25 September, 1812, in the 58th year of his age. He possessed excellent pulpit talents, and was specially gifted in prayer.—2 Coll. Mass. Hist. Soc. iv. 62.

DAVID GOODALL, A. M., was born at Marlborough, Massachusetts, 24 August, 1749; studied theology with Rev. Benjamin Brigham, of Fitzwilliam, and was ordained at Halifax, in Vermont, the first minister of that town in 1791, and was dismissed in 1796. He afterwards settled at Litileton, in this state, and represented that town in the New Hampshire legislature from 1800 to 1807, and in 1809. He was appointed a civil magistrate for the county of Grafton, 13 June, 1801, and was advanced to the quorum, 2 February, 1805. He died at Littleton, 4 March, 1830, in the 81st year of his age. An account of his character was published in the New Hampshire Observer of the

his age.

31 March, 1830. His son, Ira Goodall, Esq. is an attorney at law in Bath, in this state, and has represented that town in the New-Hampshire legislature.

Ebenezer HASELTINE, A. M., a native of Methuen, Massachusetts, was born 28 October, 1755. He entered Dartmouth College in 1773. He was examined with respect to his qualifications for the ministry by the Grafton Presbytery ; was approved and took license to preach, 24 July, 1779. He was ordained the second Congregational minister of Epsom, in this state, 21 January, 1784. During his ministry, 87 were admitted to the church, and 363 received the ordinance of baptism. He died 10 November, 1813, in the 59th year of

He published a sermon at the ordination of Rev. David Lawrence Morril, at Goffstown, and a sermon addressed to young people.—Rev. Jonathan Curtis' Historical Sketch of Epsom, 10_13.

Solomon Howe, A. B.

WALTER Lyon, A. M., was settled over the second church in Pomfret, Connecticut. He was admitted to the degree of Master of Arts in 1782.

Winslow PACKARD, A. M., received ordination, but where, if ever settled in the ministry, I have not ascertained.

DANIEL SIMONS, A. M., was the first Indian, who graduated at Dartmouth college. He was ordained at Hanover as an evangelist. Rev. Dr. Whitaker assisted in the ordination services. He was living in 1798, but died before 1816. GEORGE TRIMBLE, A. B.

(To be Continued.)

1777. Johannes Phillips, LL. D., Mr. Harv. 1735, Curator, David Hall, S. T. D., Mr. Harv. 1724.

An account of the Insurrection in New-Hampshire

in 1786. From the New Hampshire Mercury of the 27 September, 1786, printed at Portsmouth.

The following, being as circumstantial an account of the rise, progress, and we hope, termination of the late unparalleled proceedings of some deluded citizens of this state, as we could collect, at the same time that it shews by what insensible gradations honest well-meaning men may be made the instruments, not only of their own, but of their country's ruin, will, it is hoped, put the inhabitants of New Hampshire on their guard, in future, against the machinations of those persons who would elevate themselves on the distresses of their fellow-citizens, and the ruin of their country:

In the beginning of the year 1785, the complaints of the unhappy people who had contracted debts during the time of the too great plenty of money, induced the legislature to pass an act, making every species of property a tender, at an appraised value. It was soon, however, found from experience, that this answered no other purpose but to prevent a demand on the part of the creditors, and a neglect on the part of the debtors, to discharge their just debts. The scarcity of money still remained a complaint ; for as far as goods and real property were substituted as a medium in commerce, so far specie, of course, ceased to circulate; and credit being thus injured, the money-holders turned their keys on that cash which might otherwise have been loaned to the needy.

In August, a convention of committees from about thirty towns assembled, agreed upon, and preferred to the general court a long petition, setting forth their grievances on account of the scarcity of money,and praying for an emission of paper bills of credit, in which there is no single trace of an idea of redemption, or any one attempt to give

the currency a foundation, but the whole seems predicated on a supposition that the general court by a mere act of legislation, by words and signs, could impress an intrinsic value on paper; which is as fully absurd as it would be to suppose, that the legislature had the power of Midas, and could, from a single touch, turn stones and sticks into gold: their great object was, however, to have this paper a tender for all debts and taxes, and no plan is hinted by which the people are to get this money out of the treasury; but it rather seems that they expected the general court to apportion it among the people at large.

The legislature formed a plan for the emission of fifty thousand pounds, to be let out at four per cent. on land security redeemable at a future period, carrying an interest of six per cent. and to be a tender in taxes for the internal support of the state, and for fees and salaries of the officers of . the government. This plan was sent as early as the fourteenth of September, to the several towns, to collect their minds upon the subject.

On the twentieth, at four of the clock in the afternoon, about two hundred men on horse and on foot, entered the town of Exeter, where the general court were sitting: about fifty of them, or perhaps more, were armed with muskets, and the others with bludgeons; the principal leader appeared to be one Moses French, a farmer of Hampstead, aided by one Cochran, a major in the militia, and two or three others: they affected military parade, and had a drum: after they had halted a while, they sent a paper into the house of representatives, who were convened in the meeting. house, demanding an answer to their former petition without delay; it was dated on Exeter PLAIN, and signed Moses French, moderator.

The house appointed a committee of three to be joined by a committee from the senate to take the matter into consideration. This vote the sen

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