The Virginia Gazette, no. 161, Thursday, June 8, 1769
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THURSDAY, June 8, 1769. NUMBER 161.
THE VIRGINIA GAZETTE,
Open to ALL PARTIES, but Influenced By NONE.
My dear Countrymen,
I HAVE said before you a faithful account of the
state of our affairs in Great-Britain; and of
the temper of the present Ministry. We see it
too glaringly displayed in the King's speech,
and the addresses in answer to it, in the resolu-
tions of both Houses concerning Boston, with the
address and answer. They are too expressive to re-
quire any comment; they are written in blood, and
cannot be misunderstood. It is true they aim at one
colony, only, but this artifice surely cannot deceive
you, nor withhold you from considering every colony
interested in the sufferings of one for a common cause.
Divide and tyrannize is the maxim; to subdue one
at a time is the surest and most facile way to crush all.
With such pregnant proofs before you, of a perma-
nent and complete subversion of your liberties,
you cannot, without infatuation, listen to those who
would persuade you, that if you demean yourselves
into acquiescence and quiet, this oppressive duty-act
will be repealed, and every grievance redressed.
But to be convinced how futile this expectation is,
look only upon the despotic circle with which they
have already encompassed our liberties, The Par-
liament are to raise a revenue upon us without our
consent; the Commissioners are to see it collected;
the Admiralty Courts are to try all revenue causes;
whoever a Governor shall accuse of treason is to be
sent to Britain for his trial, or rather, as his Majesty's
most gracious answer has it, “ to be brought to con-
dign punishment;” the Governors, Counsellors and
Judges, are appointed by the King, and exist during
his pleasure; and to render them all rigorus in
the British Parliament, over which we have no earth-
ly restraint, with which, no possible connection. Is
trial by jury an essential privilege; of freemen, ne-
cessary to a due dispensation of justice, and the secu-
rity of the subject? This is absolutely wrested from
us by the Admiralty Courts, in which one Judge, ap-
pointed by the Crown during pleasure, and paid out
of the condemnation money, if it be sufficient, de-
termines between the King and the subject. Are our
lives dear to us? Every Governor may devote whom
he pleases, by charging him with treason, and send-
ing him to England, where he will be tried, if hap-
pily this farce be deemed necessary to precede the
tragedy of execution, by a jury of strangers infected
with the most violent prejudice. The Commissioners
of the Customs only, are vested with the alarming
powers of excise, in forcing open, or ordering to be
forced, any man's locks.
Deprived thus of the privilege of giving or keeping
our money, the executive and judicial powers, as in-
dependent of the people as they are absolutely de-
pendent on the King; the trial by jury, that great
bulwark of safety in life and estate, taken from us;
our houses, closets, cabinets, &c. laid open to the
will and pleasure of the Commissioners, or the lowest
servant belonging to the revenue; and all these main-
tained by us without our consent; what remains to
make our slavery compleat? Nothing but our acqui-
escence and submission. What can save us from this
dreadful bondage? Nothing but an unanimous, de-
termined, permanent opposition.
How this is to be conducted is the next question,
and it may be very shortly discussed. We have peti-
tioned, reasoned and remonstrated in vain ; let us try
the next gentle method of admonishing Great-Bri-
tain, and recalling her to reason and justice, that is,
to desist from the consumption of her manufactures,
and supplying her with those raw materials, from
which her trade, manufacturers, merchants and
revenue, receive great profits, such as tobacco, tar,
pitch, hemp, flax seed, potash, &c. Instead of ex-
pending our labour on these, let us raise grain, pro-
visions, and all materials for manufactures; in the
manufacturing of which, the rest of our labour may
be employed. Some temporary loss and inconveni-
ence will arise from so great a change; but the bene-
fits which will flow from it are manifold, great, and
lasting. It will save us from a slavery otherwise ine-
vitable; the yoke is before us, the chains are prepa-
red, there is no alternative but tamely to put them on,
or vigorously endeavour to make them drop from the
enervated hands of our oppressors. He who would
expose himself and his posterity to the hateful insults
of petty authority, he who would devote his life and
fortunes to the arbitrary will of Governors, Com-
missioners, Judges, Custom-house Officers, Minions
and Parasites, he who would see the whole people of
this continent governed without exception by laws to
which they give no consent, and their once honoura-
ble and respected Assemblies humiliated to mere cor-
porations; let him patiently resign himself to the
shackles which are forged for him, and wonderfully
calculated to secure these fatal consequences. But
when the galling chain sits heavy on him, when the
calamities of which slavery is banefully prolific, press
hard and sore upon him, in that miserable state
fleeced, despised, injured and insulted, let him perse-
vere in his virtue of resignation, nor be tempted to
execrate his miserable existence, or accelerate, in
wish, the slave's and wretch's last resource, the hand
To render opposition effectual, unanimity is greatly
requisite. How necessary an union and harmony
among ourselves are to the maintenance of our most
valuable rights, may be drawn not only from reason,
but from the great apprehension entertained of it by
those who would subvert them, 'Twas therefore
that the congress at New-York, was so loudly ex-
claimed against by the Grenvillian party, and that
the circular letter at Boston, was such an alarming
measure at home, that every art of soothing, every
influence of threats, were used by my Lord Hillsbo-
rough to render it abortive. In pursuance of the old
to fear from [torn, illegible], nothing to expect but
insult, injury and oppression. And from these,
nothing can relieve us, but a determined, unanimous,
Q U E B E C, April 27.
M O N D A Y night the ice in the great river
St. Lawrence broke up before this city, &c.
Charlestown, S. Carolina, April 10.
We learn from North-Carolina, that the people
in that province who stile themselves Regulators have
again committed sundry outrages. They tied the
sheriff of Orange county to a tree, and gave him five
hundred lashes, which almost made an end of him ;
they likewise obliged him to eat the writ they found
in his possession, and have given notice, that whoe-
ver attempts to serve any process civil or criminal
will meet with the same treatment; they denounce
double vengeance against any person who shall pre-
sume to collect or demand taxes of any kind, being
determined to pay none. His Excellency Governor
Tryon, who was just setting out on a visit to this pro-
vince, as formerly mentioned, with several other
Gentlemen, on Friday last received an account of
those disturbances, which determined his Excellency
to put off his journey, and take the most vigorous
and effectual measures for repressing and bringing to
reason such daring and turbulent spirits.
PHILADELPHIA, May 18.
Extract of a letter from a Gentleman in London,
February 6, 1769.
" How long we may be permitted to carry on a
friendly communication, will become a question, as
the sword of civil war seems ready to start from the
scabbard, and eager to be imbrued in brother's blood.
Our Ministry, who, by the power of giving places
and pensions, have secured a majority in both Houses
of Parliament, are determined to carry their point
against the freedom of America, and by that means
to pave the way for an attack on our constitution ;
and will spare no blood or treasure (except their
own) to effect this infamous purpose; nor do I see,
at present, any thing to prevent it, but a popular
commotion, which, indeed, our people seem ripe for,
and want only a few able leaders; whether Wilkes
will prove one, I cannot determine, but thus far I
can assure you, that, setting aside all prejudices and
popular clamour against his former irregularities,
we must acknowledge, that he has done and suffered
more for the cause of liberty, than any patriot in our
time; and in all his latter conduct, he has been so
steady, and so consistent, that it has gained him uni-
versal applause. I say universal, for he is not only
idolized by the mob, but caressed and supported by a
great majority of sensible thinking men in this city,
and the counties around it.
“Your memorial from Philadelphia will come to
nothing, at least I fear so. I attended the meeting
of the merchants and manufacturers, and we chose
a respectable committee to wait on the Ministry; but
that could be expected from men who had already
taken their party; and who have not the least idea of
justice or liberty.”
Extract of another letter from the same Gentleman,
March 4, 1769.
" Since the account I gave you in my last, of your
Philadelphia memorial, I find that all my suggesti-
ons are confirmed, and that no relief is to be expected
for our colonies. I understand that your province
will, immediately on this news, follow the example
of Boston, and New-York, and stop the importation
of European goods; this plan, if universal, might
have some effect, but if partial, will only tend to
your own prejudice, and inflame measures still
In a letter from London, of March 6, there is the
I am persuaded that I shewed some judgment in
my last letter, when I ventured to pronounce, that
this country would know too well the value of the
colonies, to suffer these unhappy differences that have
[torn, illegible] list, to their [torn, illegible] far as I can learn,
they are however likely to continue in power, and
perhaps for this reason, that, in the present embroil-
ed state of affairs, no other set are found desperate
enough to undertake it after them.”
Extract of a letter from London, March 9.
“ Nothing has transpired respecting public affairs
since the letter to your committee; should any favour-
able opportunity present, you may depend on our ut-
most endeavours for the good of America; and should
the merchants in your province withhold having goods
from us, we hope they will avoid any tumultuous
proceedings, and then it cannot be construed in your
disfavour, as in the other provinces.”
Extract of a letter from London, March 11.
" I am apt to imagine, that the present session of
Parliament will wear away, without being marked
by any material event ; for they are expected to break
up soon after the Easter holidays. They have alrea-
dy settled with the East-India Company; they have
voted their supremacy over the colonies, and there I
fancy this matter will stick till next year ; they have
given the King 513,5001. to pay his civil list debts;
and as for Wilkes, nothing remains but to reject him
when he is re-chosen, and so the county must be con-
tent with one member for the rest of this Parliament.
It may happen, however, that if any person is put up
against him, that person, whoever he is, and howe-
ver great his minority upon the poll, will be received
by the House for the sitting member. But, disre-
garding every thing relating to Wilkes, and every
thing else, I consider our difference with North-
America, as the most material affair now depending.
No steps are yet taken, or even talked of, to heal
the breach, though it be every day growing wider.
Much will depend upon the effect this will have on
our manufacturers during the course of next summer.
You seem determined to be frugal, and to cease from
the further importation of English goods, as much as
possible; and here they seem at a loss how to recede from
the plan of conduct already adopted I am really sorry
I cannot give you some more material intelligence;
but things are so oddly circumstanced, that there is no
writing satisfactorily upon the subject just now.
Lord Chatham, it was expected, would have stept
forward this session, but it seems his time is not yet
come. He is now in pretty good health. George
Grenville, though he hath, upon some occasions, en-
deavoured to thwart the Ministry, in the House has
been, upon the whole, very quiet; and as the ad
ministration have a considerable majority on their
side, I do not imagine there is much reason to expect
any change soon. Indeed we have hardly any to choose,
unless those who have already been tried to little pur-
Capt. Rollins, in 38 days from the Muskito shore,
informs that three days after he sailed he came a-
cross the wreck of a ship overset, about 300 tons
burthen, which he supposed bad been ashore on some
of the keys, and drifted off again, as her bottom was
much damaged. She had a figure head and large
quarter galleries, appeared to be American built,
and bad staves between decks; but the sea running
very high, he could not learn farther particulars.
Extract from the Grenada Gazette, Feb. 25.
“On the 17th instant a French smuggling schooner
from Martinico, commanded by Capt. Leblane, and
mounting 10 swivel guns, with 18 men, was taken
and brought into this port by Capt. Campbell,
in the customhouse schooner the Burke, of 8 swivel
guns and 12 men, 5 of whom were Negroes, after a
desperate, engagement, in which the French lost
their Captain, gunner, and one man, and had se-
veral wounded, one of whom is since dead. Captain
Campbell's mate, and two men were wounded; the
former died on the Sunday following, but the other
two, it is expected, will recover. The bravery and
good conduct of Capt. Campbell, in this little though
well fought combat, as well as his great humanity to
the vanquished, deserve the highest applause; and in
justice to Mr. Macdonald, who happened to be on
board, we cannot omit mentioning that he gallantly
seconded the efforts of the Captain and crew, and
contributed, in no small measure, to the success of
Charlestown, S. Carolina, May 2.
Within the course of a year upwards of 20,000l.
has been paid, out of the treasury here, as bounty
money on hemp.
ANNAPOLIS, May 25.
Tuesday the 20th of June next is appointed for a
meeting here of Gentlemen, from the several coun-
ties, to consider of resolutions against the future im-
portation of goods; and each county in the province
is entreated to send four of its inhabitants, by which
it is hoped an agreement may be formed on mutual
confidence, and with entire unanimity.
WILLIAMSBURG, June 8.
RICHMOND county, May 26, 1769.
On Wednesday last, the 24th of this instant,
about four in the morning, died, at his house in
this county, JOHN WOODBRIDGE, Esq; in
the 63d year of his age, after a most painful illness,
which he bore with truly christian fortitude and re-
was nigh at hand, yet would he not forsake the
cause in which he had been forced to embark, but
like a valiant soldier, gallantly fell in support of
his country's liberty. He was taken with convul-
sive symptoms in the House on that memorable day
when the last resolves, so important to all Ame-
rica, were entered into. It was with the greatest
difficulty he could (after he left the House) get to
his lodgings. However, his great resolution, for
which he was ever remarkable, did enable him, with
the assistance of his friends, to get into his own
house the Sunday evening before he departed;
where, amidst a crowd of weeping friends, he stea-
dily and undauntedly changed his mortality for im-
He was a christian, and as such was truly chari-
table. His door stood always open, willing to re-
ceive the poor and needy. His ears were always
open to their complaints, and his generous heart
ever ready to relieve their wants.
His neighbours have lost in him a true friend and
trusty servant. He was to them both counsellor
He was a man, (and what every one who knew
him can testify) an honest good man. His enemies
(if such a man could have any) must acknowledge,
his virtues were many and very great. His friends
must allow he had some failings, just enough to shew
we need not expect perfection in man, for if such a
thing could have been, it would have been found
RICHMOND county, May 26, 1769.
On Wednesday last, died in an advanced age,
JOHN WOODBRIDGE, Esq; who has had the
honour to represent the county of Richmond, in Gene-
ral Assembly, for upwards of thirty years successively.
So much did the people rely on his integrity and a-
bilities, that, during this period, be has been twice
compelled by the unanimous voice of the electors to
take upon him that important trust, though absent on
To do justice to his memory might defy the most
extravagant epitaph. As a christian, he was chari-
tabie ;* as a man, he was humane, beneficent, affa-
ble; a counsellor and physician to the poor, and to
others who asked his advice; as a Representative,
he was ever watchful of the interest of his constitu-
ents. In him, alas ! has every virtue lost a zealous
* Doctor Sherlock tells us, that charity is the
only word ibat can express the character, the temper,
or the duty of a disciple of the gospel. In short, it is
the fulfilling of the law.
We are informed from North-Carolina, that the
Assembly of that province is dissolved.
The Baltimore, Capt. Mitchell, from London, ar-
rived at Annapolis on Monday last. In her came his
Excellency Governor EDEN, with his Lady and
The Friendship, Lilly, and the Betty, Peterson,
from London, in York river. The Spiers, Lusk,
from Glasgow, in James river. The Captains Sweat
and Swan from Boston, and Young, Penistone, and
Mitchell, from Bermuda, at Norfolk.
FREDERICKSBURG, May 29, 1769.
THE Bonds to ANTHONY
BACON and Company, for
the Sale of the Estate of the late
GEORGE BRAXTON, Esq, de-
ceased, being payable the 4th of
next Month, the Subscriber gives
this Notice, that he will attend at
WILLIAMSBURG, at the next Oyer
Court, expecting to receive the Mo-
ney for the said Bonds. As the Sub-
scriber has already given such great
Indulgences, he flatters himself that
common Gratitude, and the Justice
due to his Word, pledged to his
Principals, on the Credit of the
Debtors, will make it the Duty of
such Debtors to pay off their Bonds
without further Trouble.
And as he would choose to remit
his Money as soon as possible, he
would be glad to have the Offer of
THE LAND whereon John Pas-
teur now lives, near the Great-Bridge,
in the county of Norfolk. Also one hun-
dred acres of land, joining the land of Simon
Portlock, in the said county, to satisfy a debt due
to Neil Snodgrass and Richard Templeman. The
sale to be at Nicholas Powell's.
Six months credit is allowed the purchaser, on
giving bond, with sufficient security.
ABRAM WORMINGTON, S. Sheriff.
MAY 29, 1769.
To be SOLD at public auction, on
Friday the 30th day of next month,
on the premises,
A VALUABLE tract of LAND,
containing about 700 acres, in King and
Queen county, about three miles below the Court-
house, and within one mile of Mattapony river,
belonging to Mrs. Mary Whiting, of Gloucester
town, and known by the name of Heartquake
Quarter Credit will be allowed till the 1st day
of June, 1770, the purchaser giving bond and
approved security to the administrators of John
Robinson, Esq; deceased.
WILLIAMSBURG, June 6, 1769.
STRAYED some time ago, from
Mr. James Bray Johnson, from Mr. Little-
bury Hardyman's, a light roan mare, about 8
years old, 14 hands high, or near it, has sundry
saddle spots, a large scar under her near shoulder,
and another on her back, done by the saddle, is
branded on the near buttock E N, paces slow, and
trots and gallops well. Whoever brings the said
mare to me, near Burwell's ferry, shall receive
three pounds reward. CHARLES SIMS. 3
JUNE 6, 1769.
To be SOLD at public auction, on
Tuesday the 20th day of this
month, before Mr. Hay's door, pur-
suant to a decree of the Court of
THE LOTS and HOUSES of
the late Dr. Peter Hay, deceased, in the
city of Williamsburg. The very convenient and
beautiful situation of these lots, is well known to
every person the least acquainted with the city of
Williamsburg, and therefore needs no particular
description. Nine months credit will be allowed the
purchaser, giving bond and approved security to
PHILIP WHITEHEAD CLAIBORNE.
N. B. Mrs. Hay has her dower in the above.
THE Rev. WILLIAM DUNLAP,
of Stratton Major parish, King and Queen
county, Virginia, having/engaged a tutor for his
own sons, properly qualified to teach the learned
languages, as well as writing and arithmetick, would
have no objection to take in two or three boys to
board and educate with them :----Mr. Dunlap is
possessed of a library of several thousand volumes,
in most arts and sciences, which shall be free to
the inspection of such youth as may be under his
FREDERICKSBURG, May 29, 1769.
A SCHEME of a LOTTERY, for rais-
ing Four Hundred and Fifty Pounds, to
be laid out by the managers, or any six of them,
towards building a new church in the town of
Fredericksburg, and in the purchase of an organ
for the said church.
1 Prize of - £.500 is .500
2 - - - - 250 each - 500
4 - - - - 100 - - 400
8 - - - - 50 - - 400
8 - - - - 25 - - 200
10 - - - -1O - - 100
180 - - - - 5 - - 900
213 Prizes. - - - - - - 3000
3000 Tickets, at 20 s. each, - - 3000
[torn, illegible] be deducted
so large a number of tickets as may be taken on
hand, it is thought best to promote the sale of them,
during the drawing, by making the following altera-
tions in the scheme, to wit---One of the prizes for
2501. is to belong to the proprietor of the ticket
whose number shall be drawn the one thousandth---
the other 250l. to belong to the proprietor of the
ticket whose number shall be drawn the two thou-
sandth ---and the 500l. to belong to the pro-
prietor of the ticket whose number shall be last
It is evident, that this alteration cannot affect
the chance of any of the adventurers; but to avoid
all possible objections from any who have become
adventurers upon the faith of the present scheme, it
is intended that any such who shall disapprove of
the alteration, may be at liberty to return their
tickets to the person they had them of, at any time
before the first day of September next.
The managers hope, that the Gentlemen who
have been kind enough to take tickets to dispose of,
will please to account for them by the first day of
September next, at the latest; and those who have
had tickets on credit, are requested to pay for them
by that time, as the numbers and prizes are to be
then rolled up and prepared for drawing.
The managers are, as formerly; they have
given bond for the due discharge of their duty,
and are to act upon oath; the money is to be de-
posited with a treasurer on the day of drawing, and
any fortunate adventurer may then have his money
upon producing his ticket to such treasurer, who
will attend to pay off the prizes.
TAKEN up in Buckingham county,
upon James river, a black mare, about 12 years
old, 4 feet 6 inches high, has on a small bell, and is
branded on the near buttock W, her left hind foot
and her right fore foot are white, and she has a
small star in her forehead. Posted, and appraised
to 1l. 15s. BENJAMIN HOWARD.
I INTEND to leave the colony
soon. JOHN EDLOE.
RICHMOND county, May 27, 1769.
RUN away from the subscriber,
on Monday the 15th of May, a convict ser-
vant man, named John Erwin, a joiner by trade,
is about 5 feet 8 inches high, wears his own hair,
which is dark and bushy, is pitted with the small-
pox, has light grey eyes, looks remarkably dull and
stupid; had on when he went away a light brown
cloth jacket and breeches, old oznabrigs shirt, and
carried with him an old light coloured great coat.
Whoever takes up the said servant, and delivers
him to the subscriber, shall receive forty shillings
reward, besides what the law allows.
TAKEN up in King William,
a red heifer, marked with a crop and slit in
the right ear, and over keel in the left. Posted
and appraised to 1l 5s.
WILLIAL FRAZIER, Senr.
TAKEN up in York county, near
Williamsburg, a small bay horse, about 13
hands high, with a blaze in his face, and branded on
the shoulder H, with a branch over it. Posted, and
appraised to 41. WILLIAM GRAVES.
TAKEN up in Buckingham coun-
ty, upon James river, a grey horse, about 4
feet 7 inches high, with a hanging mane and switch
tail, he paces naturally, and has no brand perceiva-
ble. Posted, and appraised to 41.
To be SOLD at public auction, on
Wednesday the 21st instant, before
Mr. Hay's door, pursuant to a de-
cree of York court,
THE LAND, late the property of
Major Alexander Finnie, called PORTO
BELLO, situate on Queen's creek in York
county, with two dwelling houses, and convenient
buildings to each, and separated by a little marsh,
and, as formerly advertised, its situation beautiful,
the land good; there are fine meadows, plenty of
fish, and no end to oysters close at the door, and the
[illegible] accounted one of the finest on the cortinent.
Six months credit will be allowed the purchaser,
[illegible] bond and security.
N. B.. Mrs. Finnie has her dower in the land.
BOSTON, April [illegible] 1769.
THE Honourable Commissioners
of his Majesty’s customs observing [torn, illegible]
[torn, illegible] vessels frequently incur forfeitures, [torn, illegible]
[torn, illegible]become subject to heavy penalties [torn, illegible]
[torn, illegible] misconduct or negligence of the [torn, illegible]
[torn, illegible], and [torn, llegible] by the [torn, illegible]
[illegible]they are not able to do, from the manner
that they take in their loading at foreign ports, and at
other times they pretend that the seamen take on
board private ventures, and secrete the same from their
knowledge, so as to be landed clandestinely upon
their arrival, without payment of duty; and several
ships and vessels seized for the commission of offences
of this kind having been released in consequence of
such representations from the owners, the Commis-
sioners think it necessary to advertise, for the infor-
mation of all persons whom it may concern, that up-
on the detection and discovery of any such offences
in future the same will be prosecuted as the law di-
rects, so that it behooves the owners to suppress the
custom of suffering the seamen to take in private
ventures, and also to admonish the masters to be
punctual in taking an account of their cargoes, and to
pay a strict regard to their oaths in reporting the
same, as well at the ports of their first arrival as the
ports of entry in North-America.
By order of the Commissions.
RICHARD REEVE, Secretary.
WESTOVER, May 24, 1769.
THE Governor and Council hav-
ing been pleased to promise me that the officers
and soldiers of the Virginia regiments should have
their choice of the lands ceded by the Indians, at
the late treaty at Fort Stanwix, as soon as his Ma-
jesty’s consent is obtained; this is to give notice, that
I shall advertise a meeting at Fredericksburg imme-
diately on his Excellency's receiving instructions upon
that subject, where all persons concerned are defined
to attend, in order to settle a method of procuring
their proportion, agreeable to his Majesty's Royal
proclamation. I desire such as are unable to attend
themselves, to impower some body to act in their be-
half; and I give this early notice that none may be
disappointed. WILLIAM BYRD.
So small a part of the money due
for the tickets in Col. BYRD's lottery has been
yet received, that the trustees will be under necessi-
ty of putting the bonds in suit, if they are not dis-
charged at the Oyer and Terminer court.
To be SOLD on the 2d Monday of
June next, being the 12th of the
month, at Northumberland court,
A parcel of Virginia born
Of different ages, for ready money.
LEEDS town, May 16, 1769.
I INTEND to leave the colony
soon. JOHN CATESBY COCKE.
TAPPAHANNOCK, May 7, 1769.
To be SOLD, by private sale, at the
town of Tappahannock, Essex county,
TWO Lots of ground, with
convenient improvements for a publick
or private family, pleasantly situated in said town.
Also three and a half lots in the town aforesaid, lying
on the river, with a new warehouse thereon, which
will, with safety, house six thousand bushels of grain,
besides the advantage of a cellar under the whole, to-
gether with the conveniency of a wharf, running
from the door of said warehouse to ten and a half
feet water in the river, at the end of which any West
India vessel may load with ease, I have also for sale
a schooner, burthen 98 tons, fifteen months off the
stocks, built by Mr. Walter Keeble. She sails fast,
and I believe her as well built as any vessel in
The time of credit for the whole, or any part, may
be agreed on when any Gentleman treats for the
The vessel is now at sea, but expected to arrive in
WILLIAMSBURG, May4, 1769.
THE subscribers having engaged
a person from England, well acquainted with
the usual branches of PLUMBING, GLAZING,
and PAINTING, hereby inform all Gentlemen
who please to employ them, that they may depend
upon having their work executed in such a manner
as cannot fail of giving satisfaction, and upon most
KIDD & KENDALL.
N. B. GILDING, and CIPHERS put on
coaches, by the same hand.
MAY 21, 1769.
RUN away from the subscriber,
the 11th of this instant, a Negro man, na-
med DICK about feet 10 [torn, illegible]
yellow complection, had on [torn, illegible]
common clothing of labouring [torn, illegible]
gined that he is in Charles City [torn, illegible]
hominy, at James Eppes's, [torn, illegible]
Whoever brings the said slave to [torn, illegible]
shall receive 40 [torn, illegible] GRIEF [torn, illegible]
lying at Bermuda [torn, illegible]
five seamen, belonging to [torn, illegible]
Griffith, boatswain, [torn, illegible]
of middle age. Patrick [torn, illegible]
feet 8 inches high, [torn, illegible]
red hair. Richard [torn, illegible]
high, about 30 years [torn, illegible]
Joseph Wilson, about 5 [torn, illegible]
years of age, his head [torn, illegible]
trade a taylor, about 5 feet [torn, illegible]
of age, and wears his hair [torn, illegible]
left the ship, had on the [torn, illegible]
offer the reward of TEN [torn, illegible]
that will apprehend and [torn, illegible]
and deliver them at the said [torn, illegible]
LINGS for each of them; [torn, illegible]
masters of vessels against [torn, illegible]
the said seamen, as they [torn, illegible]
same. [torn, illegible]
TO BE SOLD,
TWO Tracts of LAND, lately
belonging to Col. JOHN Fry; one of
them about 1000 acres, on the branches of Hard-
ware river, a branch of James river, in the county
of Albemarle; the other about 1200 acres, on
the branches of Willis's river, in the county of
Buckingham. The above tracks of land were taken
up and surveyed in small parcels; but are now
included in two patents. For terms apply to the
subscribers, who have deeds for the same, and
will dispose of them either according to the in-
clusive patents, or in separate parcels, according
to the first surveys, HENRY FRY,
ts. JOHN NICHOLAS.
TAKEN up in Bermuda Hundred,
in Chesterfield, a bright bay horse, about 4
feet 3 inches high, with a bob tail, branded on the
near buttock IC, had a beil on, and is about 6 or
8 years old. Posted, and appraised to 21. 15s.
WILLIAMSBURG, May 25, 1769.
Just imported in the Jenny, Capt.
Fearon, a very genteel assortment
of MILLINERY and other goods,
which she proposes to [illegible] at a very
low advance, for ready money only.
IVORY thimbles, ditto bodkins,
plain smelling bottles, engraved ditto, different
sorts of studs and sleeve buttons, ivory tooth pick
cases, ditto tooth picks, bone tooth pick cases,
ivory eggs, tea cups and saucers, Napkeen sprig-
ged with blue, coffee ditto, steel watch chains,
scissars, japanned waiters, bunch wire, bows
ditto, net hoods, purple collars and earrings,
coloured hair pins, a new assortment of fashionable
ribbands, glossy gauze, ell wide ditto, dressed
figured ditto, horn pole combs, tortoise shell ditto,
fine box ditto, toupee ditto, paste ditto, milliner's
needles, darning ditto, common ditto, black and
white [illegible], green and blue ditto, bugled collars,
a large assortment of necklaces and earrings, in
the newest fashion and taste, a great variety of
head and breast flowers, Italian fillets, plume dit-
to, suits of gauze, laced and plain, plain gauze
caps, ruffs, tuckers, and ruffles compleat, ditto
lappet caps, Denmark ditto, ribbed stomachers,
blond lace, ditto with flowers, silver ditto, silver
egrets, snail trimmings, French ditto, women's
and girl's callimanco pumps and shoes, girl’s
Morocco ditto, India fans, white and coloured,
mens and boys gloves, womens kid and glazed
lamb ditto, women's worsted and cotton hose,
one ounce and two ounce glass tea canisters, threads,
tapes, silk laces, plain stocks, figured ditto, Bath
thimbles, brass ditto, pearl and shell penknives,
tortoise shell ditto, marbles, alleys, pinchbeck
buckles, Bath and steel ditto, very genteel pocket
books, dressed and undressed dolls, a great variety
of paste pins, silver thimbles, cambricks, muslins,
pistol lawn, long lawn, Persians, sewing silks, Chinese
and knetting ditto, worsteds, black and white Barce-
lona handkerchiefs, women's hats and bonnets,
toys, a great variety of pocket handkerchiefs, hair
lines for cloaths, powder boxes and puffs, umbrel-
loes, and many other articles too tedious to menti-
on. As the goods are new, and well chosen,
I flatter myself that the Ladies will favour me
with their custom, which will be gratefully ac-
knowledged by their humble servant,
TREASURY OFFICE, May 24, 1769.
ALL those, who are possess'd of
the old, tatter'd or defaced Treasury Notes,
are desired to bring them to my Office, that they may
be exchanged either for Gold, Silver, or Bills of a
later Emission. RO. C. NICHOLAS,
RUN away from the subscriber,
in Charles City county, on the 17th day of
last August, a Virginia born Negro man named
DUBLIN, about thirty-five years old; he is a
large fellow, has a grim look, a scar over one
eyebrow, and one hand much drawn up with a
burn when young, though he has good use of it,
has lost the nail of his right great toe, and was
cloathed as usual. I have heard of him several
times in Hanover and Henrico counties. I will
give FIVE POUNDS to any person that will de-
liver him to me, at Capt. William Acrill's, in
Charles City. ts. MOSES FONTAINE.
N. B. He has been outlawed since he run
Just arrived in James river, from
Africa, the ship Amelia, THOMAS
With about 230 fine healthy
S L A V ES,
consisting of MEN, WOMEN, and CHILDREN,
the sale of which will begin at Bermuda Hundred,
on Tuesday the 6th of June next.
TO BE SOLD,
A FARM of 200 acres, situate in
York county, about a mile below Williamsburg;
the soil of this land is capable of great improvements,
produces fine wheat, and has most excellent marleon
it; there are good orchards on it, some timber, and
plenty of fire wood. Also a choice tract of 15 hun-
dred acres, in the county of King George, about 6
miles below Fredericksburg. For terms apply to the
subscriber in Williamsburg.
Whereas the subscriber has a conveyance from Mr.
Samuel Cobbs of Charlotte, for 1100 acres of land,
situate in Prince Edward: Be it known that he has
empowered Mr. Paul Carrington, to sell and dispose
of the same as he shall think most proper, and here-
by will ratify and confirm any agreement that he shall
make concerning the same.
BEING possessed of an over pro-
portion of lands, with slaves, and in want of
money to prosecute my trade with more credit and
reputation than at present I am capable of doing, I
therefore propose selling the following tracts, viz. in
Mecklenburg county one of 490, and another of 375
acres, both high ground, excellent soil for tobacco,
and improved sufficient for five hands each. In Char-
lotte county one of 800, a second of 655, and a third
of 400 acres; the first chiefly high ground, with a large
plantation, and a sufficient number of convenient
houses, in good order for seven or eight hands, and
in quality equal to the Finny woodland, so universal-
ly remarkable for tobacco; the second upon the river
Roanoke, both high and low grounds, each kind ex-
ceeding fine, and improved with fresh cleared ground,
under good fences, sufficient for six hands; barns,
&c. new and in good order, sufficient for the same
number of hands also ; and the third upon a large
creek, which affords low grounds about one quarter
of the tract, the other three quarters high lands, and
both in general very fine, has no improvements, ex-
cept a small house and plantation newly made.
Any person inclinable to purchase all, or either of
the aforesaid lands, may be shewn the same, and
Baltimore iron works, near Baltimore town, a
convict servant man, named PHILIP VAUGHAN,
27 years of age, about 5 feet 9 inches high, well set,
fair complection, his face pretty rough with pimples,
light coloured hair, tied behind, has a limp in his
walk, owing to one of his hips being something high-
er than the other; had on when he went away
a white shirt, black neckcloth, Wilton coat and jacket,
drugget breeches, worsted stockings, and turned
pumps, with white metal buckles; he says he has a
brother in Virginia, and it is like he will make for
that colony. Whoever secures the said servant so
that he may be had again, shall receive, if taken ten
miles from home, twenty shillings, if twenty miles,
forty shillings, if forty miles, four pounds, and if out
of the province six pounds, and reasonable travelling
charges if brought home, paid by
6 CLEMENT BROOKE.
N. B. He has a toy watch in his pocket.
TAKEN up in Sussex county, a
large red cow, which appears to be very old,
has a small white spot in her face, and is marked with
an under half crop and an over keel in the right ear.
A SCHEME of a LOTTERY,
For disposing of certain LANDS, SLAVES, and STOCKS,
belonging to the subscriber.
Prize.___Value. CONTENTS OF PRIZES.
1 of £.5000 TO consist of a forge and geared grist-mill, both well fixed, and situate on a
plentiful and constant stream, with 1800 acres of good land, in King & Queen
county, near Todd's Bridge ; which cost 6oool.
1 of 1375 To consist of 550 acres of very good land, lying in King William county, on Pa-
munkey river, called Gooch's, part of 1686 acres, purchased of William Claiborne,
deceased; the line to extend from said river to the back line across towards Mattapony.
1 of 1925 To consist of 550 acres of very good land, adjoining and below the said tract, lying
on Pamunkey river, whereon is a good dwelling-house, 70 feet long and 20 feet
wide, with three rooms below and three above ; also all other good and convenient
out-houses ; 1000 fine peach trees thereon, with many apple trees and other sorts
of fruit, a fine high and pleasant situation, and the plantation in exceeding good
order for cropping; the line to extend from said river to the back line towards
1 of 1750 To consist of 586 acres, below the aforesaid two tracts; whereon is a fine peach or-
chard, and many fine apple trees; the plantation is in exceeding good order for crop-
ping, and very fine for corn and tobacco, and abounds with a great quantity of
white oak, which will afford, it is thought, a thousand pounds worth of plank and
65 of 50 3250 To consist of 6500 acres of good land, in Caroline county to be laid off in lots of
100 acres each.
4 of 75 300 To consist of 812 acres of good land, in Spotsylvania county, in the fork between
Northanna and the North Fork, with a large quantity of low grounds, and mea-
dow land; to be laid off in lots of 203 acres each.
1 of 280 A Negro man named Billy, about 22 years old, an exceeding trusty good forgeman,
as well at the finery as under the hammer, and understands putting up his sire:
Also his wife named Lucy, a young wench, who works exceeding well both in the
house and field.
1 of 200 A Negro man named Joe, about 27 years old, a very trusty good forgeman, as well
at the finery as under the hammer, and understands putting up his sire.
1 of 200 A Negro man named Mingo, about 24 years old, a very trusty good finer and ham-
merman, and understands putting up his sire.
1 of 180 A Negro man named Ralph, about 22 years old, an exceeding good finer.
1 of 220 A Negro man named Isaac, about 20 years old, an exceeding good hammerman and
1 of 250 A Negro man named Sam, about 26 years old, a fine chaseryman; also his wife
Daphne, a very good hand at the hoe, or in the house.
1 of 200 A Negro man named Abraham, about 26 years old, an exceeding good forge carpen-
ter, cooper, and clapboard carpenter.
1 of 150 A Negro man named Bob, about 27 years old, a very fine master collier.
1 of 90 A Negro man named Dublin, about 30 years old, a very good collier.
1 of 90 A Negro man named London, about 25 years old, a very good collier.
1 of 90 A Negro man named Cambridge, about 24 years old, a good collier.
1 of 90 A Negro man named Harry, a very good collier.
1 of 100 A Negro man named Toby, a very fine master collier.
1 of 120 A Negro man named Peter, about 18 years old, an exceeding good trusty waggoner.
1 of 190 A Negro man named Dick, about 24 years old, a very fine blacksmith; also his
[torn, illegible] A Negro man named Sampson, about 32 years old, the skipper of the slat.
[torn, illegible] A Negro man named Dundee, about 38 years old, a good planter.
[torn, illegible] A Negro man named Caroline Joe, about 35 years old, a very fine planter.
[torn, illegible] A Negro woman named Rachel, about 32 years old, and her children Daniel and
[torn, illegible] Thompson, both very fine.
[torn, illegible] A Negro woman named Hannal [torn, illegible]15 years old.
[torn, illegible] A Negro man named Jack, a [torn, illegible]
[torn, illegible] A Negro man named Ben, [torn, illegible] a good house servant, and a [torn, illegible]
[torn, illegible] &c.
[torn, illegible] a Negro girl named Sukey, about 12 years old, and another named Betty, about 7
[torn, illegible] old, children of Robin and Bella.
[torn, illegible] Negro man named York, a good sawyer.
[torn, illegible] Negro woman named Kate, and a young child, Judy.
[torn, illegible] Negro girl, Aggy, and boy, Nat; children of Kaie.
[torn, illegible] Negro named Pompey, a young fellow.
[torn, illegible] breeding woman named Pat, lame of one side, with child, and her three chil-
[torn, illegible] Lat, Milley, and Charlotte.
[torn, illegible] boy, Phill, son of Patty, about 14 years old.
[torn, illegible] Negro man named Tom, an outlandish fellow.
[torn, illegible] Negro man named Casar, about 30 years old, a very good blacksmith, and his
[torn, illegible] wife named Nanny, with two children, Tab and Jane.
[torn, illegible] Negro man named Edom, about 23 years old, a blacksmith, who has served four
[torn, illegible]years to the trade.
[torn, illegible] Negro man named Moses, about 23 years old, a very good planter, and his wife
Phoebe, a fine young wench, with her child Nell.
[torn, illegible] Negro woman, Dorah, wife of carpenter Jemmy.
[torn, illegible] Negro named Venus, daughter of Tab.
1 of 25 A Negro named Judy, wife of Sambo.
1 of 20 A Negro named Lucy, outlandish.
1 of 25 A Negro man named Toby, a good miller.
1 of 100 A team of exceeding fine horses, consisting of four, and their gear; also a good
1 of 80 A team of four horses, and their gear, with two coal waggons.
10 of 20 200 To consist of 100 head of cattle, to be laid off in 10 lots.
124 Prizes 18,400l
1840 Tickets at 10l. each, is 18,4001.
Managers are John Randolph, John Baylor, George Washington, Fielding Lewis, Archibald Cary,
Carter Braxton, Benjamin Harrison, Ralph Wormeley, Richard Henry Lee, Thomas Walker, Thomas
Tabb, Edmund Pendleton, Peter Lyons, Patrick Coutts, Neil Jamieson, Alexander Donald, David
Jamieson, and John Madison, Gentlemen.
The above LOTTERY will be drawn at Mr. Anthony Hay's, on Friday the 16th of June. The
ticket whose number is last drawn is to carry the forge. If any adventurer in the said lottery intends
to object to this regulation, he is desired to do it before the drawing.
N. B. Not any of the cattle mentioned in this lottery, are to be under the age of two years, nor
none to exceed four or five years old.