November 28 – Middletown 366

1827

Presidential Candidates

News.–The following letter containing the important intelligence, that three-fifths of the people of Connecticut are Clintonians, is taken from the New-York Statesman of the 10th inst. This may be set down as news indeed, for we doubt very much whether any of our readers ever before heard of Mr. Clinton’s popularity in Connecticut. The fact is, the people of this State are the firm supporters of the able Administration of Adams. Neither Mr. Clinton nor Gen. Jackson can get three-fifths nor one-fifth of the votes of Connecticut. In this section of the State, where the writer professes to have received his information, the people are, with a very few exceptions, the friends of the present administration, and we have no apprehension that they will abandon Mr. Adams for any other candidate. The author of the letter was most egregiously deceived, when the informant palmed himself upon him as “an Adams man, possessing opportunities of knowing” what is not true, and had he remained a sufficient time in the place, he could have ascertained its falsehood. Here is the letter.

Extract of a letter to the Editors of the Statesman, dated Middletown, Ct. Nov. 10, 1827.

The friends of Mr. Clinton are numerous in Connecticut. A respectable politician, (himself an Adams man and one possessing opportunity of knowing,) told me, that if Mr. Clinton were set up, even in opposition to Mr. Adams, he would receive three-fifths of the votes of Connecticut. The opponents of Mr. Adams would, of course, vote for him in preference to Mr. Jackson. Should they see the necessity of abandoning Mr. Adams New England would go for him almost unanimously, notwithstanding the Editor of the Post has expressed a wish that “he shall hear no more” of this.

From The Evening Post (New York, New York), Thursday, November 29, 1827.

1892

Ending of a Drunken Debauch

Five Persons Burned to Death.

Three Men and Two Women Cremated In a Tobacco Barn at Middletown, Conn., Saturday Night.

By Associated Press.

Middletown, Conn., Nov. 28.–Three men and two women were burned to death here Saturday night in a tobacco barn owned by John Hubbard. The victims were a party of umbrella menders seen near there before the fire. It is supposed that they were drunk and set fire to a small amount of hay, the only contents of the barn. The building was totally destroyed, the fire companies being unable to reach the structure in time.

From the Harrisburg Daily Independent (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania), Monday, November 28, 1892.
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