The Virginia Gazette, no. 867, December 31, 1767

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The Virginia Gazette, no. 867, December 31, 1767



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DECEMBER 31, 1767. NUMBER 867.


Printed by ALEX. PURDIE, and JOHN DIXON, at the POST OFFICE.

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AS the following piece has never, that I know of,
appeared in either your or Mr. Rind's gazette,
and may be of general use, if attended to, I give you
an opportunity, which I know you will cheerfully
embrace, of publising it in your very useful paper.

It is an extract of a letter from Dr. HUBER, an
eminent French physician, to the Secretary of the
Royal Society, London. I have made no other alte-
ration in it than by rendering some hard words, and
terms of art, intelligible, I think, to the meanest

If the publick receives any benefit by this extract,
I shall think myself amply rewarded for my trouble in
transmitting it to you.

I am, Gentlemen,
Your constant reader,
And humble servant,

DOCTOR Huber, on dissecting a child of
eight months old, tells us its death was
owing to accident and bad management,
not to any thing in nature. He says he has
observed something like it in many children, but this
was in so singular a degree that he could not but think
it deserved particular notice. The breast stood very
much out, and was sharp before, and pressed in at
the sides. Besides [crease/tear, illegible] of the breast that
appeared outwardly, several of the ribs, especially on
the left side, were, upon dissection, found to be forced
in, and the gristly parts hollowed, the hollow appear-
ing upwards, or on the outside, and bending in on the
lower or inside. All this had tended to render the
hollow of the breast still smaller, and consequently to
give less room than nature had intended to that part of
the bowels contained therein. In consequence, this
child had perished miserably; and many others, who
escape the fortune of so easy a death, live miserably,
and grown under diseases acknowledged to be incurable,
and said to arise from an ill conformation of the breast;
which conformation, this author very justly observes,
is often not owing to nature, but to servants and nurses
intrusted with the care of the children, while very

These people, ignorant of the tender structure and
delicate frame of these young creatures, are not at all
upon their guard as to their method of handling them.
It is common to please or quiet a child by setting its
buttocks on the left hand, and inclining the body
forward, so as to receive the breast in the right hand
open. In this situation they hoist the child up into
the air, and poise it on the right hand only as it comes
down again. They do this commonly, perhaps fifty
times together, the child crying all the time, and they
tossing it the more violently, not discovering that the
first cause of the distress is over, and that the crying
now is from the pain they give, by the very means by
which they attempt to ease it.

It is not uncommon to see the marks of a thumb on
the right side of the infant's breast, and those of the
four fingers on the left, deeply impressed, when the
child is let down again. But this is not all: Dr.
Huber absolutely attributes the narrow and sharp form
of the breast wholly to this pressure and squeezing of
it; and, what is much more to be attended to, he
found the ribs displaced in the dissection, just as they
would, and must be, by the pressure of an open hand,
many on the left side, and fewer on the right, where
the thumb only comes, in this method of holding the
child. And as to the hollow places in the gristles, he
found them exactly correspond to the places where the
four fingers and thumb of the nurse had pressed, in
these exploits, as above. And on applying his own
hand, with the fingers open, to the breast, the ends
of his fingers exactly fitted those depressed parts. That
this infant, therefore, perished by this way of holding
is certainly out of dispute; nor does it appear much
less certain that numbers of others, whose deaths have
been attributed to very different causes, have died in
the same unhappy manner.

The Doctor wishes that his observations on this
head may fall into the hands of those good women who
[torn, illegible] of infants. He adds that many deaths
[torn, illegible]

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After what the Doctor says on the subject, I hope
I need not caution the mothers in this colony not to
trust their children in the hands of young giddy Negro
girls (as is too commonly done) but to employ the
most sensible careful Negro woman they have to look
after those tender young creatures. By this method
they will preserve many lives, and prevent deformities
in those who may possibly survive the treatment men-
tioned and exposed by the Doctor.

AS the following verses mean well to the publick, they
are sent to be inserted, if you think proper, in your
next week's paper. I am, Gentlemen,
Your constant reader.


JOYFUL CHRISTMAS smiling comes,
Welcom'd by ten thousand tongues;
Waking all the sleepy powers,
By its cheerful merry hours.
Lovely youths assume the air
Pleasing to the lovely fair,
While the fair their charms display,
Far exceeding blooming May.
Care and sorrow now myst end,
Even for a dying friend;
And the business be to please,
With the most obliging ease.
Balls, assemblies, now appear,
Greeting the approaching year;
While a loud [torn, illegible]
Sounds applause [torn, illegible] more:
Time flies forward on the wing,
When the thoughtless laugh and sing;
Followed by the months and years,
Joys distributing, and tears!
Pleasure gives the hours the chase,
Pleasure man pursues apace;
Death disguis'd the man pursues,
Stops his breath, and ends his views!
Think of this, nor once complain,
Matron, maid, old man, or swain,
Of the graveness of the lines,
As ill fitting Christmas times;
'Midst life's ever shifting scenes,
You may need the gravest themes,
Pointing to your shunless fate,
And the dark succeeding state.
If some questions ask'd is rhyme,
Free from every ill design
Can't offend, pray let me hear
How you can with conscience clear,
Or, without a heart-felt dread,
Eat the sacramental bread,
Drink the consecrated cup,
Then go swear, and dance, and sot?
This resembles Corinth's shame,
Loaded with a blacker blame; But can these be honours done
Or what likeness can there be
In such sports to Calvary?
Will the Eucharist alone,
These high-viced crimes atone?
Friends, this life, and piety,
Ever widely disagree;
And demands a quick redress,
Lest it prove remediless.
Take the path which wisdom says
Leads, with ease, to happy days;
Trodden by the prudent few,
Differing much from most of you.
Pitying GOD! forgive, I humbly pray,
Those guilty wanderers from the peaceful way
Ascending gradual to the blissful plains,
Far mov'd from trouble, where Emmanuel reigns;
Ador'd and lov'd by all the happy throngs,
Who shout his honours in the softest songs.
Thou GOD incarnate! save poor sinning man,
And show his ransome in thy bleeding hand;
Make him, though ruthless, in obedience move,
And own the pleasing energy of love!
Thou Holy Spirit! lend thy aid divine,
And every power of the foul refine,
That when the fretted thread of life gives way
It may possess a happy endless day;
Where deathless joys, unmix'd with pain or fear,
Fill the wide circle of th' eternal year!


ASSIST me, muse divine, to sing the morn
On which the Saviour of mankind was born;
But oh! what numbers [torn, illegible] can rise,
Unless kind angels aid me from the skies?
Methinks I see the tuneful [torn, illegible] descend,
And with officious [torn, illegible] attend;
[torn, illegible] the road,

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For when th' important era first drew near
In which the great Messiah should appear,
And to accomplish his redeeming love
Resign a while his glorious throne above,
Beneath our form should every wo sustain,
And by triumphant suffering fix his reign,
Should for lost man in tortures yield his breath.
Dying to save us from eternal death;
Oh mystick union! salutary grace,
Incarnate God our nature should embrace!
That Deity should stoop to our disguise,
That men recovered should regain the skies!
Dejected Adam! from thy grave ascend,
And view the serpent's deadly malice end;
Adoring, bless th' Almighty's boundless grace,
That gave his Son a ransome for thy race!
Oh never let my soul this day forget,
But pay in grateful praise her annual debt
To him whom, 'tis my trust, I shall adore,
When time, and sin, and death, shall be no more.

ISLE of WIGHT, Dec. 21, 1767.


NOW WINTER comes with hasty pace,
And strips the fields of every grace;
The trees lament their glories past,
And bend before the rushing blast.
From the fair flower the colour flies;
Drooping, it hangs the head and dies.
But why should I this theme pursue,
Or why this desolation view?
I quit the gloom and turn my eyes
To see what beauties yet can rise:
Come on [torn, illegible] Winter, with thy sable train,
Thy [torn, illegible] pass, and Spring return again.

Instead of green, the fields shall boast
A curious robe of glittering frost,
Wildly magnificent, and show,
In curled heaps so pure and bright,
Our eyes are dazzled with the sight,
And crystal icicles shall please,
In varied forms on rocks and trees:
Then welcome, Winter, with thy chilling train,
These have their charms, and Spring shall smile again.

Now all the glories of the sky,
The moon, and rolling orbs on high,
With burnish'd beam shall clothe the night,
In all the luxury of light;
The sparkling worlds above shall show
The glittering of the earth below;
In strongest characters shall shine,
Almighty power and art divine:
Then welcome, Winter, with thy sable train,
Thee I'll admire 'til Spring return again.

Although the smooth meand'ring rill
No more with gentle murmurings fill
The listening ear, now swell'd with rain,
Redd'ning it rushes o'er the plain,
Scorning its low and narrow shores,
Down the rough rock in thunder roars,
Then foaming falls; in this we find
A grandeur that exalts the mind:
Then welcome, Winter, with thy sable train,
Thou hast thy charms, and Spring shall smile again.

When lowring clouds obscure the day,
And rattling tempests round me play;
When raging winds drive on the rain,
O'erturn the trees and flood the plain;
When the storm howls with hideous din,
How blest am I to be within,
With social friends and cheerful fire!
What should I wish, what more desire?
Then welcome, Winter, with thy sable train,
Thou hast thy joys, and Spring shall smile again.

Then shall the poet's varied strain
Give pleasing artificial pain,
Or with heroick ardour fire,
Or soft beneficience inspire.
From the divine and moral page,
I'll lay up treasures for my age,
Nor think the task too grave for youth
To seek and trace eternal truth:
Then welcome, Winter, with thy sable train,
Thou hast thy joys, and Spring shall smile again.

Oft to relieve the pleasing toil,
With jocund mirth the hours shall smile,
And all those joys that noise and show,
Crowds, dress, and dancing, can bestow,
Shall shift the scene, and with the gay
The frolick hours shall glide away;
To minds [torn, illegible] season brings

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CORTE, August 4.

PAOLI is making great preparations for war. He
hath already obtained possession of Algagliola;
and as the French troops have now evacuated Calvi
and Ajaccio, he is actually laying siege to both these
garrisons. The spirit with which our General con-
ducts his enterprises is only equalled by the wisdom and
steadiness with which he secures every advantage ac-
quired by our arms.

GENOA, Sept. 5. The French commissary who
was sent from Bastia to Hiace has concluded a suspen-
sion of hostilities between the Republick's troops and
the Corsicans. Another commissary has been sent to
Calvi, for the like purpose. This convention is to
subsist until the epocha of time expires that the French
were to keep garrisons in those towns. The Spanish
frigates and transports, with the expulsed Jesuits, are
still in port, waiting for orders from the Court of
Madrid. There was a violent storm of rain and hail
the 1st instant, accompanied with the loudest thunder,
and flashes of lightning, known in the memory of man.
Seven persons were killed, and much damage done to
several churches and houses. The foremast and top-
mast of one of the Spanish frigates were so much
shivered that they must be changed; one man was
killed, and two others wounded, by the lightning on
board the frigat.

LONDON, Sept. 3.

Extract of a letter from Warsaw, August 19.

"Prince Radzivil has never seen the King since he
had an audience of his Majesty. His highness's reti-
nue, when he goes abroad, is little inferiour to that of
the King. He has caused several of the Grandees to
raise small bodies of troops; and the Starost Danja-
dinski, among others, has levied a company of 150
horse grenadiers, for the service of that Prince."

Sept. 12. They write from Campeachy that the
General of the Jesuits, with 48 of those Fathers, had
been taken into custody, in consequence of orders of
the Court, and were preparing to be sent home in a
man of war.

Sept. 15. A letter from Warsaw, dated August
22d, says: "The King continues to enjoy a perfect
state of health, notwithstanding his constant application
to the affairs of state at this [torn, illegible] juncture. On the
26th the Prussian Minister [torn, illegible] of his Ma-
jesty, which lasted near two hours.

A sum, not less than 80,000 l. is monthly remitted,
by two houses in the city of London, for the use of
the English Nobility and Gentry at Paris.

Extract of a letter from Leghorn, August 29.

"The Jesuits disembarked at Calvi, in the island
of Corsica, amount to 800; and the Corsicans in-
trenched in the convent of the Capuchins, a musket
shot distant from them, consist of 400 men. On the
other hand, the Genoese garrison, which succeeded
the French there, is composed only of 150 soldiers.
Ajaccio is already in the power of the Corsicans, the
inhabitants having taken arms and opened the gates
to them immediately after the departure of his Most
Christian Majesty's troops."

By a letter from Barbados there is advice of an
English schooner, belonging to Bridgetown, having
been carried into Cuba by a Spanish frigat, under
pretence of illicit trade with the subjects of the
Catholick King.

We hear that orders are given from the War Office
for raising a number of recruits for completing the
regiments lately arrived from North America and the
West Indies.

A letter from Dunkirk, dated August 27th, says:
"The French are repairing their fortifications, and
building a bridge over the harbour. The general talk
is of an approaching war."

It is said that a Gentleman who lately belonged to the
Royal Navy has invented a cannon shell, of a new
construction, for naval service, to answer the purpose
of a bomb, proof of which has lately been made with
a 40 pounder; and it has been found, in every respect,
to answer.

The late behaviour of the Spaniards to the British
ships in the West Indies occasions strang rumours,
which in all probability will bring on much altercation
between the two Courts, if not an open rupture.

Sept. 17. James Brownrigg, and John his son,
were arraigned for assaulting, stripping, and whipping,
Mary Mitchell, their late servant, and will be tried at
Guildhall next sessions.

Sept. 22. Yesterday Mr. Durant, charged with
the affairs of France in the absence of the Ambassadour,
received a packet with despatches from his Court, and
this morning he had a long conference with Mr.
Secretary Conway.

On Monday last the remains of the Right Hon.
Charles Townshend were interred at Ramham, in
Norfolk. On a plate, on a crimson velvet coffin, was
the following inscription:

The pall was supported by the Earl of Oxford, Earl
[torn, illegible]

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Miles Branthwayt, Henry Lee [torn, illegible]rner, and Thomas
Beever, squires. Sixteen of Lord Townshend's
tenants attended as under bearers.

Within these few days several Noblemen and
Gentlemen, whose servants had thicksets, and fustian
clothes, with buttons on them covered with the same
stuff, ordered they should be carried to their tailors to
have proper buttons set on on their room. The penalty
inflicted by act of Parliament on the wearers of clothes,
with buttons covered with the same stuff, is 40s. per
dozen, and the like penalty on the tailors who make,
or cause them to be made; one half to the informer,
the other half to the poor of the parish.

His Majesty's marine forces are to be formed into
five battalions of 800 men each, the command of
which is to be given to his Royal Highness the Duke
of Cumberland, with the rank of Major General, and
an appointment of 6l. a day. His Royal Highness is
also to have other advantages; which is imagined will
amount to near 6000l. per annum.

Extract of a letter from Paris, Sept. 12.

"The greatest attention is paid by the French
Ministry to the increase of their African trade, for
which purpose four frigates are now fitting out at Brest,
with a view, it is thought, to establish a new factory
somewhere on that coast."

We are assured, by the last letters from Hanover,
that orders have been received to keep up an army of
25,000 men in that electorate, to be in readiness to
act as the emergencies of affairs may require.

A Corsican ship, commanded by Count Peri, has
taken in the Levant two Barbary xebecks, and carried them into Malta.

A Tunisian corsair is taken by two Neapolitan gal-
liots, after an obstinate engagement, in which 25 of
the corsair's people were killed.

They write from Cagliari, in Sardinia, that 14
xebecks and armed gallies, with 2 English built frigates
of 30 guns, are now fitting out there, to cruise against
the Algerine corsairs and other Barbary pirates in the

We are now well informed that Lord North will
be appointed Chancellor of the Exchequer in the room
of the Right Hon. Charles Townshend, deceased.

On Friday there was a great Board of Admiralty,
when it is said several small ships were put into com-
mission; the command of which, he hear, was given
to Lieutenants on half pay.

Letters from Lausanne, dated August 5th, say:
"According to the last advices from Geneva, the
unhappy dissensions which have long embroiled the
Republick still subsist, the two parties being, to all
appearance, [torn, illegible] any thing of their
respective pretensions."

Some letters lately received at the Hague from Poland
advise that since the Dietines have been held in the
respective Waywodies great animosity prevails among
the Grandees, occasioned by the instructions given to
the Nuncios sent to the Diet. These letters add that
it is much to be feared that the national assembly will
break up without doing any business.

Last week died the wife of one Godwin, a labouring
man, at Little Shelford in Glamorganshire. THe sor-
rowful widower, unable to bear the thought of a single
state, set off the next morning, and was married to a
woman at Linton. At their return, in the evening,
to Shelford, the dead wife was removed from his bed
into a coffin, to give way to the new married couple
to celebrate their nuptials. The coffin remained in
the room all night.

At last Chester assizes a cause came on between a
young Lady of Stockport, in that county, and a
Gentleman of Penwortham, near Preston (an Ensign
in the Lancashire militia) for refusing to marry the
young lady agreeable to promise; when in the course
of the trial it was fully proved, both by his own hand
writing, and some credible witnesses, that he was guilty
of a breach of promise with her: The court adjudged
him to pay 500l. damages, and all costs of suit.

DUBLIN, Sept. 15. In digging for a foundation
near St. John's well, by the Hospital Fields, the bones
of a man were found of a gigantick stature, and a
sword lying by his side. It is imagined he has lain there
near 400 years. It is said the sword was silver mounted.

EDINBURGH, Sept. 18. We hear that Sir
Laurence Dundass, Bart. has presented the merchant
company of this place, for the use of their poor, with
300l. sterling; 200l. to the Merchants Maiden Hos-
pital; and also 500l. to the Trades Maiden Hospital.
ROSEAU (Dominica) October 10.

We are credibly informed that there are now in this
island upwards of 3000 white inhabitants, and 15,000
Negroes, which must appear a very amazing number
to any one who considers the uncultivated state in
which the greatest part of this valuable island at present
is; and it certainly must give pleasure to all its well-
wishers to observe the daily increase of settlers, the
high advanced price for which lands sell, and the great
spirit that buildings are now carried on with in the
several towns; as it fully evinces its great importance
as a trading colony, and the value it will soon be of to
the Crown. There are now upwards of 20 houses
building in the town of Roseau only.

A man of war is [torn, illegible] from France at Martinico
and Guadaloupe, by [torn, illegible] Royal edict is come out
directed to the [torn, illegible] West India
[torn, illegible]

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English vessels from entering any of their ports after
the 31st day of December next, either to bring in, or
carry off, any commodity whatever, lumber and mo-
losses not excepted.

CHARLESTOWN, October 30.

They write from West Florida, of the 10th instant
that Governoir Browne had issued writs for calling a
new Assembly; the members were elected accordingly,
and the assembly prorogued, by proclamation, to the
30th of November next. A small party of Chickesaw
Indians, going to the Ilinois, fell in with a hunting
party of French people; the Indians made a man, a
woman, and two children, prisoners, whom they car-
ried to their nation, and delivered them to Mr. Com-
missary Mackintosh. Three of the French party made
their escape. General Haloiman, and Charles Stuart,
Esq; Deputy Superintendent, have ordered the pri-
soners to be sent down to Pensacola. The Indians
offered no violence to them, only told them "that
"the ground they were on was not French, and
"therefore they had nothing to do there." About
the beginning of September the Creeks killed ten
Choctaws, four near Lake Pnchartrain, and six at
the village of Youanie, the nearest to Mobille; they
lost only one man. A number of small parties were
gone out to revenge the loss; and a very large body,
commanded by the Red Captain, was almost ready to
go on the same errand. The Choctaws appear sick of
the war, and it is thought a pacification between them
and the Creeks will soon take place.

The Creek Indians complain much of encroachments
made on their lands; and when they were told of the
outrage committed by some of their people at St.
Mary's river, the Headmen answered, "If the Go-
"vernour cannot prevent the Virginia people (Crack-
"ers) from taking our lands, how does he think we
"can restrain our mad young men?"

The disturbances in the back settlements of this
province are not yet entirely at an end; the horsestealers
and robbers, we are told, are almost quite driven away,
but the reforming gentry are not altogether satisfied.
We hope soon to hear that peace and good order are

The brigantine Fenn, James Williamson master,
of and from Cape Fear, for Bristol, on the 11th inst.
struch on a rock about five leagues N.W. of Bermuda.
The vessel is entirely lost; the people are saved, and
about 100 barrels of tar, part of her cargo.

Nov. 6. Capt. Mark Robinson, of his Majesty's
ship Fowey, of 28 guns, who arrived here last week
from Britain, is commanding officer, or Commodore,
of all his Majesty's ships from Virginia to Cape Florida,
including the Bahama islands. Commodore Hood,
stationed at Halifax, commands as far south as New
York; and it is said a third Commodore will be stati-
oned at Virginia.

They write from Georgia that the Creek Indians
who had their houses burnt by the Crackers are satis-
fied, compensation having been made them for their
losses by Governour Wright. Those who took pos-
session of Lemmon's store, on his abandoning it, re-
turned most of the goods, and have left that part of
the country.

Nov. 13. A letter from Dominica to a Gentleman
here, on the 22d ult. confirms the account of a Royal
edict being received from France at Guadaloupe and
Martinico, for preventing all English vessels from en-
tering any port in the said islands after the 31st of next
month. A proclamation was likewise issued, ordering
all British subjects to depart those islands by the day
above mentioned. THe letter concludes: "We shall
not be able to get any of your new crop to that market,
supposing it could arrive before the edict takes place,
as the French would take advantage of the edict, and
order away your vessels without your effects."

On Wednesday last Alexander Cameron, Esq;
Commissary for the Cherokee nation, with Oucon-
nostota, or the Great Warriour, Attakullakulla, or
the Little Carpenter, the Prince of Chote, Tifftoe of
Keeowee, and the Raven of Toogoloo, formerly of
Nookasee, all principal Headmen and Chiefs of that
nation, arrived here, in consequence of directions for
that purpose given by the Hon. John Stuart, Esq; Su-
perintendent of the southern district; and this day they
had an audience of his Excellency the Right Hon. Lord
Charles Greville Montagu, GOvernour in Chief, &c.
of this province, to congratulate him on his arrival
here, this being the first opportunity they have had of
waiting on his Lordship. They sung the peace song,
and danced the eagle tail dance, in honour of his Ex-
cellency. We hear that as soon as his Honour the
Superintendent returns from the southward, whence
he is daily expected, so many of the principal Chero-
kees, now here, as he shall direct, will embark for
New York, to treat of, and endeavour to conclude
a peace with the Northern Indians.

Nov. 20. They write from West Florida, of the
29th past, that the whole number of Choctaws that
mustered to go out against the Creeks was upwards of
800; but they all returned without seeing the enemy,
except the Red Captain, one of our fastest friends in
that nation: He, with a party of 42 men, were set
upon near the Cahaba river by the Creeks, who killed

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a white man, a trader, for betraying them to the
Creeks. Letters from the country of the Creeks say
that they were 100 in number, that they killed 30 out
of 40 Choctaws, and brought a prisoner home, whom
they burnt. They declare the Choctaws behaved with
great bravery, for when they had fought until all their
ammunition was expended, they rushed in among the
thickest of their enemies, knocking them down with
their tomahawks, and the but ends of their muskets.
The Creeks own the loss of 12 men, among whom
were Molton, another good friend of ours, his son,
and the Oaksuskee King. The victors delivered the
gorget, medal, and commission of the Red Captain,
who was a Great Medal Chief, to Mr. Hewitt, a trader,
in order to be transmitted to the Commissary, or the
Superintendent, who appointed him.

We hear his Excellency Governour Grant, and the
Superintendent's deputy, are now holding a meeting
with a great number of Creek Indians at Picolata, in
East Florida.

We are assured that every bad impression is removed
that might have been apprehended would have occasi-
oned mischief to the southern provinces, from the
outrages committed by the Crackers at Okonee and
elsewhere, and by the Creeks at St. Mary's river.

Nov. 23. The two last, and all future West India
packetboats, called, and are to call, at Madeira and
Dominica; so that their route is from Falmouth
to Madeira, Barbados, Grenada, Dominica, Antigua,
St. Christopher's, Jamaica, Pensacola, and South
Carolina (with mails also for Georgia and East Florida)
and from thence back to Falmouth.

It is reported that Ouconnostota, Attakullakulla,
and other Cherokee Headmen, are on their way to
Charlestown, under the care of Alexander Cameron,
Esq; Commissary for their nation, being appointed
deputies to proceed to New York to treat of and con-
clude a peace with the Six Nations, and other Northern

Captain Savery, just arrived from St. Augustine, in
the brigantine Augustine Packet, carried there 70 Ne-
groes from Africa, the first ever imported directly from
thence to that province. He informs us that Doctor
Stork, and a great many other settlers, were arrived
there from England, in the Aurora, Captain Fuller;
and that upwards of 2000 Negroes were contracted for,
by the Noblemen and Gentlemen in Great Britain
concerned in that province, to be imported there from
Africa the ensuing summer; and that Dr. Turnbull
was soon expected, with about 300 Greeks, from
Scanderoon and Smyrna, skilled in the culture of silk,
cotton, olives, vones, and other articles proper for the
climate of East Florida.

BOSTON, Nov. 30.

Last Sunday we had here a very violent storm, at-
tended with snow, which it is feared has been destruc-
tive to the vessels which might then be on the coast.
We hear that Captain McFarland, in a sloop belonging
to John Hancock, Esq; which sailed from hence for
London the day before, was cast away at a place called
Welfleet, on Cape Cod; and that the vessel, and most
of her cargo, would be lost, but the people saved. We
also hear that a snow from Jamaica for Marblehead,
and a schooner from Louisbourg, were ashore near the
same place, but would be got off again; also that a
sloop from the West Indies, bound to Casco Bay, was
lost on the back of the Cape, and the Captain and three
of the people drowned.

We are informed that a child of a merchant of this
town, was carried out the last week for christen-
ing, was wholly dressed in the manufactures of this
province; ann that the use of ribands is almost out of fashion.

A Clergyman from the country lately appeared in
town with a black cloak, made of fine cloth, manu-
factured in his family, and finely died and dressed by
a clothier in this town.

A number of Gentlemen in a country town in this
province have agreed that no more bohea tea shall
come into their families than can be purchased with the
rags saved for our paper manufactory.

We hear the town of Newton, at their meeting last
week, voted unanimously to adopt the same measures
with Boston, respecting economy and home manufac-
tures; and that warrants are issued for calling meetings
in a number of other towns, this and the next week.

The great demand for Labradore or Hyperian tea
has raised the price above that of bohea, a full supply
of which is expected in the spring from our Eastern
Shores. Bohea tea is now wholly laid aside, or used
but very sparingly, in many of the best families in this


On Wednesday last there was a town meeting held
here, called by a special warrant, to deliberate and
agree upon some effectual measures for promoting in-
dustry, economy, and manufactures, for the prevention
of misery and ruin, as a consequence of the unnecessary
imports of European goods. The meeting was very
full, and consisted of the principal merchants and
persons of interest and fortune, as well as other free-
men, of the town. The general voice was for entering
upon some measures to extend our own manufactures,
and to lessen the imports from Europe, especially of
superfluous articles; and it was unanimously voted by
the town that they would take all prudent and lawful
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ries. A committee was appointed to draw up a form
of subscription, and what else they should think neces-
sary for the purposes aforesaid, who are to report to the
town meeting on Wednesday next, to which time the
same was adjourned.

It is with great pleasure we can inform the neighbour-
ing colonies that a spirit of industry and manufacturing
hath sprung up here, in a surprising degree. There is
the most hopeful prospect of being able, in a short time,
to manufacture all our necessaries; and that superflui-
ties will be wholly given up.

We hear that sundry manufactures from abroad will
be very soon introduced here, if it may be done, as
several Gentlemen are exerting themselves for bringing
about this great and good design.

The late noble proposal and example from Boston,
for "saving a sinking injured country," is highly
applauded here, by all ranks of people.


A NUMBER of the households in this town will
engage to supply the publick with the article of
cat skins, of American breed, not inferiour to British
ones, for making muffs and tippets. There are at this
time a large number of his Majesty's American cats,
finely coloured and spotted, who are bad mousers, and
now ready to be sacrificed for the grand purpose of muffs
and tippets; and it is hoped that all persons who wish
well to America will give the preference to his Ma-
jesty's American cat skins, before those of foreign
growth. As muffs and tippets are of the last import-
ance, it would be well worth the consideration of all
lovers of this country whether we ought not to en-
courage the use and consumption of our own cat skins,
in preference of all others. The learned assure us that
the American cat skins are vastly superiour to those of
Europe, being of a finer fur, and more beautifully vari-
egated with spots and streaks.

N.B. A cat lately kittened in this town thirteen
kittens, the most beautiful, in colour and spots, ever
seen in any part of the world.

NEW YORK, Dec. 3.

By a vessel from Albany, we learn that the snow fell
in such large quantities, the
22d and 29th of last month,
that there was good sledding; and it lay above
9 inches
on a level, quite down to the Highlands.

We hear a small sloop belonging to Amboy, John
Hamton, master, was overset in the storm on the 17th of
October last, off Chincoteague in Virginia; the masts,
sails, and rigging, all carried away, and one man
drowned. The rest continued on the wreck a considerable
tinme, until she drove ashore, in Accomack county; the
master has since returned [torn, illegible] and it is doubtful whether
the vessel will [crease/tear, illegible]

We hear from Elizabethtown that the Hon. Col. Sir
John St. Clair, Bart. died there last Thursday, and
was buried on Saturday evening, with all military ho-
nours. Two lands being left together at a house in the
town, during the time of the funeral, one of them got a
gun which was loaded, and shot the other dead.

Tuesday night one Leisner was committed to gaol in
this city, for an assault on a soldier of the Royal Train of
Artillery, and wounding him in so dangerous a manner
that his life is despaired of.

The same night some rogues attempted to rob the Post
Office and Surveyor General's office, in Stone street. The
back door was broke open, and both offices rummaged;
but no money being ever left in those places, the rogues
were doubtless much disappointed. They cut and damaged
a fine table, and broke some drawers.

Dec. 7. The brig Diana, Captain Wilson, arrived
here from Antigua, in lat.
39:49, lon. 72, spoke with
a ship from Virginia for Bristol; and the next day, in
the same latitude, with Captain Bashford, from Dublin
for Maryland, with some passengers.

Extract of a letter from a merchant in London.

"Mr. Townshend, late Chancellor of the Exchequer,
is dead. He was the finest speaker I ever heard, had
withal a great turn for satire, which he dealt out pro-
fusely, but without any malignancy. Lord Bute has lost
a friend, and the King a greater one. To many private
men he had much private friendship and personal attach-
ment, but was intoxicated at times with his own genius
and power; by which vanity got possession of him, and
left him unsteady in himself. Lord Chatham is better"


Captain Lockton, from the Grenades, on the 22d ult.
in lat.
28:29, lon. 70:4, sple a brig, Capt. Morgan,
from Antigua for Virginia, out
18 days, all well.

By Captain Guitton, in 30 days from Pensacola, we
learn that the sickness which prevailed there some time ago
was much abated, and that the place was very healthy
when he came away; that Governour Elliot was daily
expected there, to take the command of that government.

Capt. Singleton, from St. Christopher's, informs us
that on the 21st ult. he met with a very hard gale of
wind, which last three days, and obliged him to lie to
part of the time, but luckily he received no damage. Two
days after the gale, in lat.
37:7, lon. 70, he fell in with
a double decked sloop, loaded with logwood (supposed to
be Capt. RObinson, from the Bay for this port) without
any body on board. He imagines she had been in the above
gale, as her boom and quarter deck rails were carried
away, and her hold almost full of water, the sea making
[torn, illegible] the people, he thinks, had
[torn, illegible] vessel, as the bnoat was left
[torn, illegible] together with chests,
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in with him, being of opinion she could not long keep above

We hear from Princetown that yesterday se'nnight, as
the New York stage waggon was crossing at Waters's
ferry at Staten Island, the flat not having a sail set, and the
wind and tide being against each other, the sea raised
the side of the flat so that the wind took her bottom and
overset het, by which accident Mrs. Morris, wife to
Mr. Morris the player, with her maid servant, were
drowned; the other passengers, together with the driver
and boatman, were with great difficulty saved. Two
horses were also lost.

Last week was brought to town from New Jersey a
live hog which weighed upwards of 850 pounds, thought
to be the largest ever raised in America.

Dec. 17. Friday last Captain McKenzie arrived
here from Liverpool, by whom we are informed that his
Royal Highness the Duke of York died in Italy, of a
fever, on the
15th of September last; and that orders
were issued for a general mourning. Captain McKenzie,
in lat.
27, lon. 58, spoke a snow, Captain Walker, from
Whitehaven for Virginia,
6 weeks out.

Captain Cox, from St. Martin's, advises that a little
before he sailed a quantity of shingles and apples, several
empty water casks, some barrels, oars, &c. had drove
ashore there, by which it was imagined some vessel had
been lost on the island of Barbuda. That Captain Dunbar,
in a schooner, sailed from thense the 15th of last month,
bound to Virginia; and that on the
4th instant, a little
to the northward of Cape Hatteras, he saw the brig
Prince of Wales, Captain Mason, bound to South Caro-
lina from this port, but did not speak her. On his out-
ward bound passage, on the
15th of October, about 25
leagues to the westward of Bermuda, he took an Indian,
and a Negro man, out of a fishing boat, that had been
blown off from that island
4 days before, and were with-
out provisions during that time.


Captain Breakbill, at Liverpool; Captains Utilso, and Thompson, at Jamaica; Captains Cooper, Keeble, Peebles, Morgan, Sturdivant, and Gregory, at Antigua; and Captain Smellie, at South Carolina.

WILLIAMSBURG, Jan. 1, 1768.

We have advice that Captain PEEBLES, in a schooner from
Antigua, bound to Accomack, was unfortunately lost on the
passage, having been knocked overboard at night by the boom.

A young man was found dead in the road one morning this
week, having been thrown from his horse the night before, and
dragged about, his foot hanging in the stirrup.

And Mr. JAMES BURWELL had the misfortune to have a
Negro boy of his shot this week, by accident.

We wish our CUSTOMERS a happy NEW YEAR.

BYRD'S LOTTERY to be had at the Post


Petersburg, Dec. 22, 1767.
THE subscriber hath got a quantity of
fine TIMOTHY SEED to dispose
of, which he will sell at 1s. 3d. per quart.

THIS is to give notice that the sale of
Capt. Mordecai Throckmorton's NEGROES, advertised
to be sold on the 7th of January next at Hanover court-house,
is further postponed until the 18th of the same month, when they
will be sold ot the plantation of the said Capt. Mordecai Throck-
, in Caroline county. Credit will be allowed for part of
them until the 29th of April next, and for the remainder until
the 29th of April 1769. Likewise will be sold, at the same time
and place, stocks of horses, cattle, and hogs, together with a
quantity of corn and fodder. Bond, with approved security,
will be required by
N.B. All persons are desired to bring in their respective
claims against the estate, that they may be adjusted.

To be LET on CHARTER to any part of
Europe, or the West Indies,
THE brigantine ORANGE,
Ralph Elliot master, now at Norfolk,
burthen about 300 hhds. and ready to take in
a load immediately. For terms apply to
WILLIAM ORANGE at Norfolk, or the
Captain on board.
N.B. I have a quantity of rum, sugar,
and molasses, to dispose of for ready money, or credit until April, or barter for corn, pork, or pease.

TAKEN up, in Mecklenburg, a dark
bay mare, about 4 feet 1 inch high, with a small star in
her forehead, trots, has on a small bell, dockt, and branded on
the near buttock resembling B.

TAKEN up, in Charlotte, a sorrel horse,
about 4 feet 7 inches high, with a blaze face, has a large
scar on his hip, and branded on the near shoulder and buttock
C; posted, and appraised to 3l. 20s.

IMPORTED in the LEEDS, Captain
ANDERSON, a bale of GOODS, No. 2, marked W C H,
with a crow's [torn, illegible] which has never yet come to hand. Any
person who [torn, illegible] by contriving it to Jamestown, or Bur-
ferry [torn, illegible]

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To beSOLD, and entered on immediately,
A CLEAR see simple estate in
a plantation and 250 acres of land, lying
on the western branch of Elizabeth River, in
the county of Norfolk, whereon is a good dwel-
ling-house, kitchen, barn, stables, and other
out-houses, all new and in good order; a good
apple orchard, and a good garden well paled in. This cleared
land, in a good fence, is sufficient to work six hands; and the
uncleared land is very good, and well furnished with white oak
and pine timber. For terms inquire of Mr. NEIL JAMIESON,
merchant in Norfolk, Mess. Gibson and Cranbery, merchants in
Suffolk, or the subscriber, living on the premises.

To be SOLD at Albemarle court-house, on
Thursday the 11th of February next,
in the said county, upon Hardwire river, adjoining the
lands of John Hudson and William Moon, containing about 500
acres, great part of which is valuable low grounds, equal to the
best upon that river. The plantation, with the necessary houses
thereon, are in good order for cropping. One third of the money
to be paid in April next, one third in December, and the other
third in April following. Any person inclining to see the land,
or to purchase at private sale, may apply to Mr. David Ross, merchant in Goochland, who constantly attends Albemarle court,
and is authorized to act for

To be SOLD for ready money, on Monday
the 25th of next month, at the plantation
of the late Mr.
William Waters, deceased,
Halifax county, whereon Mr. Benjamin
Boxley now lives,
About fifteen valuable
CATTLE< SHEEP, and HOGS, and many other
articles too numerous to be particularly mentioned.
All persons who have any claims against the estate of Mr.
Waters are requested to make them known, as soon as possible,
to JOHN TAZEWELL, Executor.
Dec. 20, 1767.

STOLEN out of the sub-
scriber's pasture, on Thursday the 10th
of this instant (Dec.) in Hanover county,
at the Meadow Bridges, a three quarter
blooded likely dark bay (almost black) mare,
with a hanging mane and long switch tail,
one of her hind feet white, and the inside of
both her fore feet, large blaze [crease, illegible] her hind feet
a little, trots and gallops pretty well, but not branded. Who-
ever secures the said mare, so that I may get her again, shall
have 20s. reward, if taken above 50 miles from home 40s. and
on conviction of the thief, so that he may be brought to justice,

TAKEN up, in Bedford, a bay horse,
about 4 years old, with a star in his forehead, not dockt,
and branded on the buttock V; posted, and appraised to 3l. 10s.

TAKEN up, on Tie river, a sorrel mare,
about three years old, about 4 feet 6 inches high, with
a white mane and tail, but neither dockt nor branded.

YORK, December 10, 1767.
IMPORTED last summer, in the ship
Madeira Packet, a pipe of Madeira WINE, marked FF,
with a crow's foot between the letters, which hath not been de-
livered to the owner, and is supposed to have been sent by mistake
with other winses to James river or Rappahannock. Whoever
will give intelligence of the said pipe of wine to the subscriber, so
that it may be conveyed to him at York, will extremely oblige
him; and any expense shall be thankfully repaid by

AS I have made an absolute conveyance
of my whole estate for the benefit of my creditors
as shall within three months signify to the trustees named therein
their approbation thereof, I must request the favour of all those
who have not yet had an opportunity of informing themselves of
the nature of this trust that they will, without delay, make appli-
cation to Mr. Jerman Baker in Williamsburg, with whom the
original conveyance is lodged, or Mr. James Belsches at Cabin
and Mr. David Jameson in York, who have copies thereof,
and likewise copies of the certificate granted me, and signed by
all such of my creditors as I have had an opportunity of seeing,
which is by far the greater part. I must request their most speedy
application to the Gentlemen above mentioned, as the trustees are
to carry on the copper mine, and dispose of the profits arising
therefrom, and from every other part of the estate, among the
creditors, in the most advantageous manner. The trustees named
in the deed are Mess. Warner Lewis, Fielding Lewis, George
Riddell, Richard Randolph, James Belsches, Jerman Baker,
David Jameson, who are empowered to appoint any three of
their number to act for the whole.

NORFOLK, Dec. 12, 1767.
THE subscriber, intending to leave the
colony soon, but now on hand a large assortment of
garden and grass SEEDS, and implements, of the best kinds,
which he will sell on very low terms for ready money.
+ JOHN EDWARDS, Gardener.

NANSEMOND, Dec. 11, 1767.

I INTEND to leave the colony soon.
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To be SOLD, and entered upon immediately,

FIVE hundred acres of LAND,
on Nottoway river, in Amelia county,
whereon Hampton Wade formerly lived, and
carried on a considerable trade. There is a
good dwelling-house 36 feet by 20, with two
rooms below and two above, two brick chimnies,
and a flush cellar, with a kitchen, stable, and
three barns. The land is good, and enough of it cleared to work
six hands. Twelve months credit will be allowed, on giving
bond with approved security. For terms apply to Mr. JOHN
BAIRD in Blandford, or to me in Halifax county.

TAKEN up, in Beford, a gray mare,
about 4 feet 3 inches high, about 7 years old, branded
on the buttock M; posted, and appraised to 50s.

To be SOLD, and entered upon immediately,
lying in King William county, plea-
santly situated on Mattapony river, whereon
Col. Thomas Moore now lives, containing
500 acres, to which is added about 40 or 50
acres of marsh, which produces good hay,
and is capable of great improvements. On
the plantation is a commodious brick house two stories high,
handsomely wainscotted, with four rooms on a floor, two of them
with a large passage, four large cellars and cellar passage, with
brick partitions to the top; the out-houses are good and large,
are fit for every convenience, and in perfect repair. There is
also on the said plantation an orchard of about 2 or 300 bearing
crab trees, and a large garden in good order. The land is good for
either grain or tobacco, is well timbered, and is a very convenient
situation for carrying on a West India trade, living in the hear of
a grain country, where a vessel of 250 tuns burthen may load
opposite to the house, and has also the advantage of fine fishing and
fowling. Five hundred pounds of the purchase money to be paid
in April next, for the remainder one, two, or three years
credit will be allowed, as may be agreed upon, by aplying to
either of the subscribers, in Hanover county.

The death of Captain MORDECAI
THROCKMORTON having prevented the sale of the Ne-
groes advertised to be sold at Hanover court-house in November,
we purpose now to sell 30 likely Virginia born SLAVES, at the
aforesaid place, on the 7th of JANUARY next. Credit will be
allowed until the 25th of April, the purchasers giving bond with
approved security to

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RUN away from the subscriber
a Mulatto fellow named
AARON, about 5 feet 10 inches
high, about 19 years old, and
marked on each cheek IR. Who-
ever brings the said fellow to the
subscriber, in Chesterfield, shall have Forty
Shillings reward, besides what the law al-

To be SOLD, on twelve months credit,
ABOUT 20,000 acres of
LAND, in Amherst county, to which
an indusputable title will be maid, and lad off
in lots as may best suit the purchasers. Ap-
play to Col. William Cabell (who is Attorney
for the executors of Philip Grymes, Esq; de-
ceased, and lives in Amherst county) or to

FOR disposing of 146 LOTS of
LAND, in the town of Hanover, yet remaining unsold.
The least valuable of the lots, according to the prices of those
most remote from the river, which have been sold, not being
less than 20l. which is far below what was given for several near
the river.

Lots. Val. Rents.
Inspection at Page's, five lots, at 12 years}
purchase,- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -}
L.840 L.70
Do. at Crutchfield's, six lots, at do. - - - 710 60
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L.1560 130
Lots unimproved, each half an acre, at 20l. 135 2700
--- ------ ----
L.4260 130
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137 Prizes, - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 137
263 Blanks. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
400 tickets, at 10l. each, - - - - - - - - - L.4000

The said lottery will be drawn at Mr. ANTHONY HAY'S, in
Williamsburg, on the 4th Thursday in April, 1765.
Those who do not pay for their tickets on the day of drawing
may give bond, to carry interest from that time.
Robert Carter Nicholas, George Wythe, Thomas Everard, John
and Jerman Baker, Esquires, managers, or any three,
of whom tickets may be had, and of the subscriber.

For disposing of, by way of LOTTERY, the LAND and TENEMENTS under
mentioned, being the entire towns of
Rocky Ridge and Shockoe, lying at the Falls of
James river, and [torn, illegible] thereunto adjoining.
THE advantageous situation of this estate is too well known to require a particular
description, though it may be necessary to inform the publick that the obstructions through the Falls, and in other parts of
the river above, will shortly be removed, and the river made navigable to the said towns: The navigation will thereby be extended,
and made both safe and easy for upwards of two hundred miles above the said Falls, and a communication opened to the western
frontier of the middle colonies, whereby there will not be more than sixty or seventy miles portage from James river to the Ohio;
so that the immense treasure of that valuable country must necessarily be brought to market to one or other of the abovesaid towns,
which will occasionally raise the rents, and enhance the value, of the lands and tenements under mentioned, beyond the powers of

A double forge, a mill, with two acres and a half of land adjoining, the use of the}
landing, the canal, with ten feet on each side, and 2000 acres of back land, the }
furthest part of which is not more than five miles from the forge, - - - - - - - - }
Inspection at Rocky Ridge, at 12 years purchase, - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 780 L.65
James Lyle, his tenement, at do. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 540 45
Archibald Buchanan, at do. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 540 45
Alexander Stewart, at do. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 510 42
Elizabeth Todd, at do. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 480 40
Robert Gordon, at do. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 90 7
Joseph Hopkins, at do. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 60 5
John Shackleton, at do. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 36 3
James Gunn, formerly rented to Thomas Yuille, - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 540 45
Ferry on the south side, at 20 years do. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2000 100
A fishery on the south side, at 20 years do. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 600 30
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Number of improved lots, - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 12 L.14,176 L.428
Lots unimproved, each half an acre, to be laid off in a town convenient to the river}
with publick landings, at 25l. each, - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -}
300 7500
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The amount of lots on the south side of James river, in Chesterfield county, - - - - 312 L.21,676 L.428
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ----- -------- ------
Shockoe inspection, at 12 years purchase, - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - L.780 L.65
Byrd's do. at do. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 780 65
Watson's, at do. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 720 60
James Buchanan, at do. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 720 60
Patrick Coutts, at do. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 420 35
George Ellis, at do. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 120 10
James McDowell, at do. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 480 40
David Ross, at do. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 480 40
Thomas Younghusband, at do. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 540 45
James Rozer, at do. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 60 5
James Howling, at do. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 60 5
John McKeind, at do. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 144 12
McPherson & Menzies, at do. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 420 35
James Daley, at do. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 36 3
Lewis Warwick, at do. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 60 5
Ferry, at 20 years do. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2000 100
Fishery, at 20 years do. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 2000 100
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Number of improved lots, - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 17 L.9820 L.685
10,000 acres of land, to be laid off in lots of 100 acres each, valued at 30s. per acre, 100 15,000
10 islands, on some of which are very valuable fisheries, - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 10 300
Lots unimproved, valued at 25l. each, - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 400 10,000
----- -------- ------
The amount of lots on the north side of James river, - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 527 L.35,120 L.685 The amount of lots on the south side of do. as above, - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 312 21,676 428
----- -------- ------
839 Prizes. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 839 L.56,796 L.1113
9161 Blanks. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ----- -------- ------
10,000 Tickets, at 5l. each, - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - L.50,000

The said lottery will be drawn at SHOCKOE's in June 1768, under the management and direction of the Hon. PRESLEY
Esquires, trustees for the same, who will execute conveyances for the prizes drawn by the fortunate adventurers in this lottery.
Tickets to be had of the trustees, also of Col. ARCHIBALD CARY, JOHN WAYLES, and the subscriber.

ALL Persons may be supplied with this PAPER at 12s. 6d. a Year, [torn, illegible] of a moderate Length) inserted in it for 3s. the
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Purdie and Dixon., “The Virginia Gazette, no. 867, December 31, 1767,” Special Collections, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed November 27, 2022,

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