The Virginia Gazette, no. 259, January 2, 1756

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The Virginia Gazette, no. 259, January 2, 1756

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January 2, 1756 THE
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ABSTRACT from a late AUTHOR

I CANNOT, however, conclude this Topic without ob-
serving, that as nothing but the great Reputation of his
late Majesty King George in foreign Countries, and of
his fixed Purposes to pursue the real Good and Happi-
ness of his Kingdoms, could bring about Treaties so be-
neficial to our Commerce, in so few Years as he did; so
it is impossible, to reflect with Patience and Ingratitude of those Men who
wickedly labored to disturb him, int the Midst of these his royal care, and to
misrepresent, at that Time, his glorious Endeavours for the Good of his
People. And if this great Prince did so much for us, even within the first
two or three Years of his Reign, and still greater Things during every Year
of his Reign afterwards, as I shall shew in it proper place: If this wise
Monarch did so much for these Kingdoms, altho’ his whole Reign was dis-
turbed with the Storms of Rebellion and Invasion, and domestic Ferments
of another Kind too, what would he not have done for Commerce, if his
Reign had been a Scene of desirable Quiet and Tranquility? Instead of
undervaluing the important Things he did in this Respect, we ought rather
to admire that he was able to do so much, when we could not reasonably ex-
pect that he should have been able to do any Thing.

And it may be further said with great Truth, that, as well during the
Reign of his present Majesty, as of that of his Royal Predecessor, they have
never made the least Attempt to invade the Rights of Trade, or Posses-
sions of any State or Empire whatsoever; they never discovered and Glim-
mering of low Artifice, Chicanery, or Perfidy in their Treaties or Negocia-
tions with foreign Powers, nor the Shadow of an Intention to injure any
in Relation of their territorial or commercial interest. On the contrary,
the Royal house of Hanover have supported the Interest and Glory of this
Nation by Measures of the most just, and most equitable, and the most hono-
rable towards all Countries; and I wish I could say the like for some neigh-
bouring Nations; but their present, as well as their past Conduct, would
give the lie to it: For at this Time, without the least Cause or Provoca-
tion on the Side of his most Britannic Majesty, his Dominions are most igno
miniously attacked in the Face of the whole World; and what add to the
Aggravation of the Baseness and Treachery is, that these very designs have
been chiefly and most effectually mediating, ever since the last Treaty of
Peace and Friendship and under the Disguise of the Sincerest Amity,
and most honorable Intentions to preserve the Tranquility of Europe.

Ought not such conduct as this to rouse all true Friends to the Trade
and Interest of great Britain, to unite their zealous Endeavour to make the
Remainder of his Majesty’s Reign as great and glorious as it has hitherto
been, and not suffer it to be sullied with the Loss of any Part of his Domi-
nions, especially those. Which are inestimable to the Kingdom, and which
are, therefore, so shamefully invaded at present? If the Wise and Good
have any Thing of Moment to offer at this Critical Time, either within
Doors or without, for the true Interest and Honor of the Nation, let it be
offered with Moderation and Strength of Argument, not with Rancour and
Animosity, for this destroys the Splendor of Truth and right Reason. Let Britons
not widen our Breaches, it is their Duty to heal them; Let us not debate,
but act, when the Enemy is at the Door: let us demonstrate to the whole
World that we are a united People, that we have all imaginable Rea-
son to love and revere our most gracious Monarch, and to be warmly at-
tached to the Support of his Royal House, and to the Trade and Glory of
the Kingdom; that we are determined to be unanimous ti enable his Ma-
jesty effectually to resent the Indignity which is now offered to the Nation;
and to chastise and humble those who are the common Disturbers of the
Peace and Tranquility of the whole World. And as the chief Expence du-
ring the Reign of his late, as well as his present Majesty, has been, (as I
hope to make appear at a proper Time) laid out upon the Royal Navy of
this Kingdom, and our Magazines are at present plentifully filled with na-
val and military Stores: As the naval Power of this Nation is much grea-
ter now than it was before in any Period of Time, even compared with
that of any other, or many Nations: And as we are in a Capacity to
increase our naval Power to such a Degree as will soon make our Enemies
tremble: As this is the real Situation of our public Affairs: we need no[missing, illegible]
be intimidated by the Bullies of the World. Every true Friend to the
Protestant Cause will cheerfully lend this helping Hand to scourge those
whose Insolence and Treachery deserve it; and certain I am that thos[missing illegible]
who shall do otherwise, and endeavour to distract his Majesty’s Counci[missing, illegible]
at this Crisis, or to perplex the great Representative of the Nation, or th[missing, illegible]
Public in general, with ill-timed Disputes and Controversies, can be as little[missing, illegible]
Friends to the Protestant Interest, as to the Trade and Liberties of thes[missing, illegible]
kingdoms: And such who shall attempt, in any Shape, to embroil ou[missing, illegible]
public Affairs, at so important a Conjecture, deserve to be stigmatized, a[missing, illegible]
unworthy to live under so mild, so gracious, and so free a Government [missing, illegible]
they ought to be branded on the Forehead with a hot Iron; that they may [missing, illegible]
be forever shunn’d and avoided, as Pestisential to Society, and fitte[missing, illegible]
to live under a Popish Tyranny than a Government like this; of all des[missing, illegible]
table Liberty and Freedom.

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an Abbe, and the Sprightliness of a Poet will do more Good in this Country
than the Vivacity of a Duke who presumed, to speak of the Rights of the
elder Branch over the younger, and alledge that the latter ought to enter
into all Views or the former. But whatsoever may be the Abilities of the
Abbe Bernis, Sir Benjamin Keene is under no Apprehension that he will
make the Catholic King and his Ministry alter their Resolution not to de-
prive his Subjects of the Advantages they derive from the Peace, or change
their Opinion that they may hope for its Continuation; whilst the Object of
the War between the French and the English is no other than the finding the
antient Limits of Acadia and Nova-Scotia, which Lord Bolingbroke forgot to
fix in the Treaty of Utrecht. Those Countries are so distant from the Spanish
Possessions that they can give no just Ground of Umbrage to that Crown.
the Duke Duras hath kept his Bed for ten Days, and receives no Company.
Hence the Crowd at his Gate is not so great as formerly. Most of his
Friends are afraid of making themselves Enemies by making their Court to
him. Even the Swedish Minister hath, to be excused visiting him, thought
proper to pretend Indisposition.”

NEW-YORK,
Extract of a Letter from Trenton, dated the 18th ult.

”A young Gentleman belonging to this Place, Williams Pidgeon, Esq;
being lately back in the Country, near the Forks of Delaware, the In-
habitants where he was, were alarmed, that the Indians were, on Monday
Night last, to burn a small Town belonging to the Moravians, about 30
Miles from Eastan; that he with about 40 Men, went up there, and came
to the Town just before Day, on Tuesday Morning, where the found
is partly consumed with Fire, and still a Burning, and the Inhabitants all,
except a few, that fled for their Lives, were killed.”

Saturday Evening last an Express arrived here from Goshen, in Orange
County, in this Province, by whom we are informed, that the People
of that Place having received Advice that two Men were scalped by the
Indians at Minisink, they dispatched our Informant in Order to know the
Truth of the Matter; that he had not proceeded far before we was met
by a Man on Horseback, who acquainted him, that the Day before,
which was Thursday, the French Indians had set Fire to a small Village
at Minisinks, about 30 Miles from Goshen; that he heard many Guns
go off and several bitter Cries; and that he was of Opinion, he alone was
the only Inhabitant that escaped, the Rest being either put to the Sword
or carried into Captivity.

EDINBURGH, Sept.1.

They write from Fifeshire, that at St. Fort (a Gentleman’s Estate in
the North Part of that Shire) on the Summit of a sandy Hill, that rises
somewhat conical, there are a Number of round Heaps of Stones laid to-
gether in a regular and uniform Manner, contiguous to each other, which,
as they are evidently artificial, have always been taken for sepulchral Mo-
numents or Tombs; upon opening one of them lately, there was the en-
tire Skeleton of an human Body, inclosed in a Coffin of Slate Stones, the
Bottom was composed of a large smooth Slate, the Sides were Slates set e-
rect, the Head and Foot were two thick Ones; and the Whole covered
with three Tire of Slates above each other, and all so exactly laid, as ne-
ver to have admitted the smallest Quantity of Sand or Dust into the Cavity:
The Bones measured from seven Feet in Length and are certainly the
Remains of a very large Man: His Teeth were intirely fresh, and not one
of them wanting; the most remarkable Thing about him was his Beard,
of a red Color, and betwixt two and three Inches long, was found lying
upon his Chin, so fresh and strong as to take a pretty sharp Pull to break
it. A Physician from Edinburg’s coming there accidently after the Skeleton
was interred, made them open another of these T umali; and after digging
about six Feet, came up another Stone Coffin like the former but more re-
gular and larger. The Remains of some Inscription plainly appeared, but
could not be made legible by Cleaning. When the upper Part of the Coffin
was removed, there appeared a Skeleton lying in Order with the Head to
the East, as the other had been found. All the Bones were in their proper
Order, and of an Ivory Color, firm and no Ways porous. The Length
of this Skeleton measured seven Feet five Inches. It does not appear from
any Records, that the Natives ever used this Manner of burying, or any
People that ever invaded this Island except of the Danes against Scotland, was
in the Year 1035, these Bones must have lain in the Ground 720 Years
To what Cause will Naturalists assign the Preservation of these Skeletons
and the long Beard thro’ such a long Tract of Time.

BOSTON November 30.
By the Honorable
SPENCER PHIPS. Esq;
Lieutenant Governor and Commander in Chief, in and over His Majesty’s
Province of the Massachusetts- Bay in New-England
S PROCLAMATION.

WHEREAS in the Proclamation by me issued on the third Instant
(wherein the Tribe Penobscot Indians are declared to be Ene-
mies, Rebels and Traitors to his Majesty King George the Second) Men-
tion is made of the Bounty or Encouragement granted by this Government
to the marching Forces employed for the Defence of the Frontiers, to cap-
tivate and destroy the Indians of that Tribe; but it is not therein set
forth the Bounty allowed (for Prisoners and Scalps) to Volunteers who have
or shall inlist and form themselves into Companies (under the Regulations
mad by the Government in June last) and shall penetrate into the Indian
Country, in Order to captivate or kill any of thesaid tribe: And
whereas the Great and General Court, in their last Session, have agreed
and voted to give the same Premiums to such Companies and particular
Persons for killing and captivating the Penobscot Indians, as had before
been allowed to such Companies and private Persons for Prisoners and
Scalps of the Indians of the other Tribes with whom we are at War.

I have therefore thought fit hereby to publish and declare the same;
and in the Name, and on Behalf of this Government, to promise and
engage, until further Order.

That there shall be paid out of the public Treasury for every Penobscot
Indian Captive that shall be taken by such Company, or any Part or De-
tachment

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tachment thereof, and brought to Boston, The Sum of Two Hundred
an Twenty Pounds; and for every Scapl of such Penobscot Indian, Two
Hundred Pounds.

And I do likewise promise to every private Person (being an Inhabitant
of this Province; and not in the Pay of the Government) who shall capti-
vate or kill any of the said Tribe, and shall produce such Captive, or
Scalp (of the Indian so killed) at Boston, in Evidence thereof, to the Satis-
faction of the Governor (or Commander in Chief) and the Council, there
shall be paid for every such Captive One Hundred and Ten Pounds; and
for every such Scalp One Hundred Pounds.

Given at the Council-Chamber in Boston, the 13th Day of November 1755,
and in the 29th Year of the reign of our Sovering Lord George II
by the Grace of God, of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King, De-
fender of the Faith & c.

By his Honor’s Command.
J. Willard, Secretary. S. Phips.
GOD Save the KING.

PHILADELPHIA.
Nov.6. Our Intelligence from the Frontiers since our last is as follow
viz. That Mr. John Harris, who was thought to be missing, is returned
and all his Party but eight, four of whom were killed by the Enemy, and
four drowned in the Susqehanna on their Retreat: that is was supposed the
Indians that attacked our People were chiefly Delawares, several of them
being heard to talk that Language during the Skirmish: That a Party of
our Indians, some about Shamokin, hearing the Engagement, went to
Penn’s Creek, where they found, besides the dead Bodies of our Men a
fresh Grave, in which lay a French Mohawk Indian, well dresses, that had
been shot, whom they stripped and scalped: That the Night after the At-
tack, the Indians burnt the House, Grain, &c, of one George Gabriel:
That on the first Instant, Andrew Montour and Scarroyady, alias Monoca-
tootha, came down to Harris’s Ferry from Shamokin, and being examined
by several Persons of Credit, they related the following Particulars, viz.,
”That about twelve Days ago some Delawares sent for said Montour, and
Scarroyady, to come to them at Big Island, on which they with three more
Indians, went up immediately and found six of the Delawares, and four of
the Shawanese, who informed them that they had received a Hatchet
from the French, on Purpose to kill what Game they could meet with,
and to be used against the English, if they proved troublesome to them.
This Account was particularly given from the Delawares; and they far-
ther informed them, that they had received the Hatchet from the French,
and they were determined to use it against the English while any of them
were alive. They likewise said, that about Twenty one Days ago, a
considerable Body of Indians, with about a Hundred French, amount-
ing in all to about one Thousand five Hundred set out from Fort Du Quesne,
to be divided, when they approached the Frontiers, into certain Di-
visions, viz. Forty against Shamokin, Forty to come down to Juniata
and Forty to Harris’s Ferry, and so on quite over the Province; and
Andrew Montour said further, that there scouting Parities set out from
Du Quesne, about 8 Days before the main Body mentioned above, and he
supposed that some of these Parties, were those who engaged our People on
Penn’s Creek, on their Return from Shamokin. The French design, it is
said, to build a Fort at Shamokin.

WILLIAMSBURG
by a Vessel just arrived from Barbadoes we are informed, That on the
9th of November, Capt. Fortingham in a Sloop of War from Antigua, ar-
rived at Barbadoes, and brought an Account that the Warrwick and Advice,
two 60 Gun Ships, cruising off Martinico, had taken and sent inito An-
tigua
four French Ships, two of which were from Guinea, with about 7 or
800 Slaves, one from Bourdeaux, and one Homeward-bound, with Sugar.
----That the Day after they sailed, they were brought to by the War-
wick,
and the Officer that came on Board confirmed the above Account:
Four Days after spoke a large French Ship from Canada, for Mantinico, who,
in all Probability, would fall in with the above Ships cruising in that
Latitude.

We wish our Customers and happy New-Year.
ADVERTISEMENTS.

to be SOLD,
A Valuable Tract of Land in Hanover County, about ten Miles above the Court-house
situate on the main road that leads up the middle Fork from the Southanna Bridge,
to the Fork Church, from which it is distant about two Miles. The Land is good for
Cropping, lies quite level, is well wooded and watered, and is very convenient to several
good mills; there is good Ground, well fenced sufficient to work four Hands; there is on
it a good Dwelling-house with two Brick Chimnies, sash’d above and below, and well
under pinn’d; a well built Store with Compters, Shelves, Glass-Press and Drawers; also
another Store plank’d above and below; a Kitchen; a Dairy with a Cellar under it; a
Smoak-house, Hen-House, Barn, large Tobacco House, framed and double teir’d;
an exceeding good well fixt Stable and Chair Shed; a large Garden and Yard neatly pailed
in; the Garden is well stored with all Sorts of Garden Stuffs, Flowers, &c. a young Or
chard, and several Fruit Trees. Any Person inclinable to purchase, may see the Land,
and know the Terms by applying to the Subscriber living on the Premisses.
Jems Mills.

Whereas Lawrence Daily,Pedlar, owes to the Subscribers the Sum of One Thou-
sand Pounds Current Money of Virgina, and has given us a Bill of Sale for his
whole effects and Debts of every Kind, ‘til the said Sum is paid. These are therefore to
give Notice to all Persons indebted to the said Lawrence Dully,not to pay him any Money
or other Effects for the Payment of any Debts due to him, but to make the Payments to us
who will indemnify them from any Claim that the said Dully may bring against them.
Andrew Anderson,
Henry Ritchie,
John Gilchrist,
Johns Deans,
James Young.

Norfolk, December 19th, 1755.
Whereas Capt. John Stewart, who advertised in the Gazette of the 12th Instant,
a Quantity of fine Indico Seed, of the Guatemala Kind, fresh imported from South-
Carolina,
has put the greatest Part thereof into my Hands. I do hereby give Notice, that
I will supply any Gentlemen therewith, at Six Pistoles per Bushel; or if any Person will
take a Barrel, which contains about five Bushels, I will supply them at five Pistoles per
Bushel, the Money to be paid on the Delivery of the Seed, at Norfolk, or without fail,
at next April General Court, between the 20th and 30th of the said Month.
No less Quantity than a Bushel will be sold to any Person.
Robert Tucker.

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To be Sold [torn, illegible]
Court-house Door in
Smithfield Town;
The Lot and Houses belonging to the Subscriber in the said Town; also a choice
Parcel of European Goods; the said Goods will be set up in Lots of about 20&pound.
Srerl. Per Lot. Credit will be given ‘til the 10th of April next; the Purchaser giving
Bond and decurity, to
Miles Wills.

TAKEN up by the Subscriber, living in Amelia County, a black Horse, branded on
the near Buttock thus C- and cock’d. The Owner may have him of me, pay-
ing as the Law directs.
Robert Cowsens.

To be SOLD at King-Williams Court-house, the 15th Instant, pursuant
to the Will of Mr.
Armistead Burwell, deceased;
THE Remainder of his Lands in King-William County, being 1600 Acres, within five
Miles of Ayler’s Warehouse. For Conveniency of the Purchasers, the Whole will
be laid off in Lots. Credit will be given’til the 10th of June next, the Purchaser giving
Bond and Security, as usual to
Lewis Burwell, Nathaniel Burwell,} Executors.

To be LETT on easy Terms,
THE Raleigh Tavern, with a fine Piece of Pasture Ground just behind it, and all its
Improvements. Enquire of the Subscriber,
George Gilmer

To be SOLD, by the Subscriber, at the College,
A VERY good Coachman, and other valuable Negroes, belonging to the Estate of the
late Dr. William Dawson, deceased. Six Months Credit will be allowed. For
further Particulars enquire of
Thomas Dawson, Administrator.

THE Subscriber intending to leave the Raliegh Tavern, about the 25th of July next,
desires the Favor of all Persons indebted to settle their Accounts before that Time
which will oblige their Very humble Servant,
Alexander Finnie.

THIS is to acquaint the Public, that the Subscriber intends to open a School, to
teach Reading, Writing, and Arithmetic, at the Free School near this City, where
all Persons incline to send their Children may depend on having them well taken Care
of, by Benjamin Welden
N.B.
The School will be opened the third Monday after Christmas.

THESE are to acquaint the Friends and Employers of the Subscriber, that he has re
moved to Flower de Hundred, where he is to be found at the House of Mr. Jobe
Hood,
at which Place an Apothecary’s Shop will be kept by Robert Arbuthnot, where
Drugs and Medicines of all Kinds are to be sold at reasonable Rates: The House in
Williamsburg where he formerly lived is to be sold; any Person inclinable to purchase it
may know the Terms, by applying to Mr. John Palmer, Attorney at Law, in Williams-
burg,
or to the Subscriber.
Alexander Jameson.

TAKEN up by the Subscriber, living near Freeman’s Bridge, in Sussex County, a
red Steer, mark’d with a smooth Crop in the right Ear, and half Crop in the
Left, he is about 12 Years old, and has been posted and appraised. The Owner may have
him of me, paying as the Law directs.
John Mason.

STOLEN from the Subscriber, living in Culpeper County, on the 9th of September last,
a large well made Bay Gelding, with a black short Sprigg Tail and hanging Mane, no
visible Brand; he paces very well, and was bred by Mr.Beverley Whiting in Gloucester:
He is supposed to be taken by one of the Deserters from Fort Cumberland,on his Way
Southward. Whoever brings him to moe shall have two Pistoles Reward; or whoever ap-
prehends the Thief, fo that he be convicted, shall have five Pistoles Reward, paid by
John Thompson.

TAKEN up by the Subscriber living upon the Three notched Mountain inroad,
Albemarle County, a gray Mare, about 4 Feet 4 Inches, a switch Tail, no Brand
discoverable, supposed about 10 Years old, she has been here these 10 Months. She has
been appraised at two Pounds ten Shillings. The Owner may have her of me, paying
what the Law directs.
George Robinson.

Virginia, ss.
By the Honorable ROBERT DINWIDDIE, Esq; His
Majesty’s Lieutenant Governor, and Commander in Chief, of the
Colony and Dominion of Virginia:
To all to whom thesePresents shall come. Greeting.

WHEREAS Complaint hath this Day been made to me, by Captain Carter Harrison,
That the following Persons have deserted from his Company, viz.
Richard Wood,
a Virgnian,</em of a fair Complexion, well made, five Feet nine Inches
high, and twenty Years of Age,
Charles Carter, a Virginian, of a fair Complexion, well made, twenty three Years of
Age, and five Feet nine Inches high.
Francis Roberts, a Virginian, of a swarthy Complexion, five Feetnine Inches high
well set, twenty three Years of Age.
Thomas Hensley, a Virginian, of a fair Complexion, well set, twenty Years of Age, five
Feet nine Inches high.
James Thomson, a Virginian, of a swarthy Complexion, five Feet ten Inches high, and
twenty three Years of Age.

THESE are therefore in His Majesty’s Name, to require and command all Sheriffs,
Constables, and other His Majesty’s Liege People within this Colony, to make diligent
Search and Pursuit, by Way of Hue and Cry, after the said De[torn, illegible]
having found, to apprehend and carry before any one of his M[torn, illegible]
Peace, with this Colony, to be dealt with according to Law, [torn, illegible]

GIVEN under my Hand, and the Seal of the Colony, a[torn, illegible]
Day of December, One Thousand Seven Hundred and Fifty [torn, illegible]
Year of his Majesty’s Reign.
ROBERT [torn illegible]

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To be SOLD at public Sale, at Prince-George Court-House, on Tuesday
the
13th of January;
FOUR valuable SLAVES for ready money or Tobacco, or on a short Credit; the
Money to be paid, or Bonds given to John Hood, for the Discharge of my Debts.
Jenry Harvey.

For BRISTOL,
THE Snow Fanny, Charles Thomas Master, lying in James Ri-
ver, will take in Tobacco at 8£ per Ton, with Liberty of
Consignment. Gentlemen that are inclined to ship, are desired to
send their Notes or Orders to Mr. James Tarpley, Merchant in
Williamsburg, or to the Captain in Board.

TAKEN up by the Subscriber living in King-William County, a Steer about Six
Years old, of a red and white Color, mark’d with a Crop in each Ear, and the
Ends of his Horns saw’d. He has been posted and appraised according to Law. The
Owner may have him if me paying as the Law directs.
Henry Guthry.

VIRGINIA,ss
By the Hon. ROBERT DINWIDDIE, Esq; his Majes-
ty’s Lieutenant-Governor, and Commander in Chief of the Colony
and Dominion of Virginia:
A PROCLAMATION.
For taking off the Prohibitions against the Exportation of Wheat, Bread,
and Flour.

WHEREAS upon Consideration formerly had of the violeht
Drought, which was likely to occasion a short Crop, and the
great Scarcity of all Grain, it was found necessary to prohibit the Ex-
portation of the same; and whereas it has been since represented to
me, that there is no Occasion to continue the said Prohibition in Re-
gard to Wheat, Bread, and Flour, and that it will tend greatly to
the Benefit and Advantage of this Colony, to have a free Exporta-
tion of the same. I have therefore thought fit, by and with the
Advice of his Majesty’s Council, to issue this Proclamation, hereby
taking off the said Prohibition; upon giving Bond and Security be-
fore taking any of thesaid Articles on Board to return Certificates, in
four Months of their being landed in some of the British Colonies
in Madeira from the Consul in Six Months. And I do hereby re-
quire the Officers of his Majesty’s Customs, to take Notice, that
the Same is made void and of no Effect, with Regard to so much
thereof, as respects the above Articles.

Given under my Hand at the Council-Chamber in Williamsburg,
this 11th Day of December in the Twenty Ninth Year of His
Majesty’s reign, Anno Domini 1755.
ROBERT DINWIDDIE.
GOD Save the King.

VIRGINIA,ss.
By the Honorable Robert Dinwiddie, Esq. His
Majesty’s Lieutenant Governor, and Commander in Chief, of the
Colony and Dominion of Virginia:
A PROCLAMATION,
For the Proroguing of the GENERAL ASSEMBLY.

WHEREAS the GENERAL ASSEMBLY was summoned
to meet on Monday the 22nd December; And whereas I find
nor urgent Occasion for the said Assembly’s meeting at that Time, I
have therefore thought fit, by and with the Advice of His
Majesty’s Council, by this Proclamation, in His Majesty’s Name,
to prorogue the said Assembly to the last Thursday in February
next: and the said Assembly is accordingly prorogued.

Given under my Hand, and the Seal of the Colony, at
the Council Chamber, in Williamsburg,this Tenth Day of Decem-
ber,
1755, in the Twenty Ninth Year if His Majesty’s Reign.
ROBERT DINWIDDIE.
GOD Save the KING.

DESERTED from the Virginia Regiment at Fort Cumberland, the following
Persons, viz.
Matthew Anderson, a Virginian, 5 Feet 5 inches high, 21 Years of Age, of a fair com-
plexion, well made, and inlisted by Capt: Lewis:
William Bishop, 5 Feet 4 Inches high, 21 Years of Age, of a fair Complexion, and in-
listed by Capt. Bell.
Francis Hill, 5 Feet 9 Inches high, 36 Years of Age, of a dark Complexion, and in-
listed by Capt. Bell,
James Turner, a Virginian, 5 Feet nine Inches high, 26 Years of Age, of a fair Com-
plexion, and inlisted by Capt. Bell.
Charles Lewis,
a Virginian,6 Feet high, 25 Years of Age, of a fair Complexion and inlisted by Capt. Bell.
James Ferguson,
a Virginian, 6 Feet high, 44 Years of Age, of a dark Complexion,
and inlisted by Capt. Bell.
James Smith,
5 Feet 6 Inches high, of a brown Complexion, and inlisted by Capt.
Peachey.
Jacob Lewis,
5 Feet 10 Inches high, of a dark Complexion, round Shoulders, and
inlisted by Lieut. Williams.
William Robinson,
5 Feet 11 Inches high, of a fair Complexion, and inlisted by Capt.
Peachey,
Benjamin Head,
Inlisted by Capt. Spotswood.
[torn, illegible] Deserters had on when they went away their Regimentals, and carried with
[torn,illegible]Whosever will apprehend the above Deserters, or either of them, shall
[torn,illegible] each, on Delivery of them at Winchester or Fort Cumberland. By
[torn,illegible] ter is not apprehended in that Time, he is to serve in their Room
[torn, illegible] Adam Stephens

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New-Kent, December 16th, 1755.
To be SOLD at Cumberland Town.
FINE Indigo and Indigo Seed, just imported from George Town on WinyawSouth-Caro-
lina, ,
by their most humble servant,
Robert Stepheson,
N.B.
They will likewise be delivered at York Town.

THERE is running on Subscriber’s Plantation a Roan grey Horse, not branded,
and has a small Bell on. The Owner may have him of me proving his Property and
paying as the Law directs.
Edmund Browder

To be SOLD, the 2d Tuesday in February next, by Virtue of an Execution is-
sued out of the General Court;

A Brick House and Lot in the Town of Hampton,, lately belonging to Alexander Ha-
Milton,
deceased. Twelve Months Credit is allowed, the Purchaser giving Bond
and Security as usual. Cary Seiden
Sheriff of Elizabeth-City County.

TAKEN up by the Subscriber, living in York County, a middle siz’d Bay Horse, no
Brand perceivable. He has been posted and appraised according to Law. The
Owner may have him of me, Rickens Dobbins,

THIS is to give Notice to all Persons indebted to James Gray and John Gilchrist,
Merchants of Tappahannock, on Account of John Elphinston and Company, Mer-
chants of Aberdeen, to come and settle with James Elphinston at Tappahannock, without
further Delay, otherways must expect to be proceeded against as the Law directs, with all
convenient Dispatch.
10 James Elphinston,

Williamsburg, October 28, 1755.
NOW in the Public Goal of this City, a Negroe Man, named Ja,es,wjo says he
belongs to Adam Porter, in North-Carolina: He hath been in Warwick Goal two
Months, according to Law. The Owner may have him of me, on paying Charges.
t.f. Thomas Penman, K.P.G.

To be LET, and ENTERED on immediately,
A VERY commodious Dwelling-House, with a Well of very good Water, Out-
houses, Garden palled in, and other Conveniences, in perfect good Order, and
very convenient for a private Family, or Lodgers, and situated in one of the most agree-
able Parts of the Town: Also one other very good Dwelling-House, well accommodated
with Out-Houses, Garden, well, fine large Stable an Coach-House, & c. situate on
the main Street, the lower Side of the Market Place.
t.f. Philip Ludwell.

To be SOLD,
TWO Lots in the Town of Fredericksburg, fronting the main Street, opposite to
Fredericksburg Warehouse, whereon there is a convenient Dwelling-House, with
seven Rooms in it, three of which are Fire Rooms, as also a Kitchen, Stable, Meat-
House, Garden, Store-House, and a large commodious Warehouse, the Whole pailed in.
Any Person intending to purchase may apply to William Cunningham, in Falmouth, or
John Sewart, in Fredericksburg. 11

Just PUBLISHED,
THE Virginia ALMANACK, fpr the Year of our LORD GOD 1756
Being Bissextile, or Leap-Year. Wherein are contained, the Lunations
Conjunctions, Eclipses; the Sun and Moon’s Rising and Setting; an exact List of the
English Navy; a List of the Council, and House of Burgesses, of Virginia; a Summary
of the whole House of Commons; several useful Tables; Description of the roads
through the Continent; Description of the Road to the Ohio; Poetry; Prudential Ad-
vice, &c, &c. Calculated according to Art; and referred to the Horizon of 38 Degrees
of North Latitude, and a Meridian of Five Hours West from the City of London; fitting
Virginia, Maryland, North-Carolina, &c. By THEOPHILUS WREG, Philomat,
[Price Seven Pence Half-penny each, or, Five Shillings per Dozen.]

SCHEME of a LOTTERY,
FOR raising a Sum of £. 6875, for the further Protection of his Majesty’s Sub
jects against the Insults and Incroachments of the French, in Pursuance of an ACT
of Assembly, passed the 9th Day of July last.
This LOTTERY consists of 25,000 Tickets at 21s. 6d. each, 2050 of which
are Prizes, of the following Value:

Number of Prizes. Value in Current Money. Total Value.
1 of £. 2000
1 of 1000 1000
4 of 500 2000
5 of 200 1000
6 of 150 900
8 of 100 800
15 of 50 750
50 of 20 1000
150 of 10 1500
1810 of 5 9050
2050 Prizes, amounting to £ Total Value.
22950 Blanks.
25000 Pistoles, at 21 s. 6d. each, is >£ . 26375
To be paid in Prizes, 20000

£. 6875 to be applied to the particular
Purposes by the said Act directed, for the Protection of the Country.
If 10,000 Tickets are disposed of by the 11th Day of December next, the drawing of
the Lottery will then begin at the Capitol, in Williamsburg; and the Tickets remaining
unsold will be drawn on Account, and for the Benefit, of the Country; but if there
should be more than 5000 Tickets remaining unsold on that Day, then the drawing of
the said Lottery is to be put off ‘til the 6th Day of May next.
As soon as the Drawing is finished, the Prizes will be published in the Gazette, and
the Money paid to the Possessors of fortunate Tickets, if demanded in Six Months after:
But the Prizes, not demanded in that Time, will be deemed as generously given for the
Use of the Country, and applied accordingly.
The Persons following are appointed Managers of the Lottery, viz. John Robinson,
Charles Carter, Peyton Randolph,
Esqrs. And Landon Carter, Carter Burwell, Benjamin
Waller,
and James Power, Gentlemen, who have given Bond and Security, and are on
Oath, for the faithful Performance of their Trust.
TICKETS are to be sold by the said Managers, at their respective Dwellings.

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[torn, illegible ] URG: Printed by WILLIAM HUNTER, at the GENERAL POST-OFFICE; by
[torn, illegible]ay be supplied with this Paper. Advertisements of a moderate Length are inserted for Three
[torn, illegible] Week, and Two Shillings each Week after.

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Hunter, William, -1761, printer. , “The Virginia Gazette, no. 259, January 2, 1756,” Special Collections, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed November 27, 2022, https://cwfjdrlsc.omeka.net/items/show/10.

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