The Virginia Gazette, no. 687, March 16, 1764

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The Virginia Gazette, no. 687, March 16, 1764


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MARCH 16, 1764. NO 687.
With the freshest ADVICES, FOREIGN and DOMESTICK.

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THE disturbances in Georgia, and the
other frontiers of Persia, are daily
increasing. It is thought the Porte
will soon march a body of forces that
way. We learn from Egypt that the
Arabs have again begun their incursions into that pro
vince, and advanced as far as Alexandria, which was
forced to open its gates to them; the consequence was
that they carried away a great deal of plunder.

MADRID, October 21. Mr. Wall, late minister
and secretary of state for foreign affairs, retired from
hence the 15th instant, and is gone to reside at an old
castle called Sorta di Rome, about four leagues from
Grenada. When he had his audience of leave of the
King, his Majesty expressed, in the most gracious
terms, how much he was pleased with the service he
had done the state; and all the Royal family expressed
their regret at his departure.

PETERSBURG, October 21.. As soon as the plan
of a foundling hospital was settled here, the Empress
gave 100,000 rubles towards that foundation out of
her private purse, and at the same time declared that
she would subscribe annually towards its support the
sum of 50,000 rubles; and the Grand Duke will sub-
scribe 25,000.

RENNES, October 30. On the 27th instant one
Mary Offret, of the borough of Querfeuntum, near
Quimper was delivered of a daughter at the full
time, with two perfect and distinct heads; it had two
arms and two legs, in the natural state, and a third
leg, less perfect, at the top of the os sacrum. Upon
being opened by the surgeons of Quimper, they found
two stomachs, only one canalis intestinalis, two sets
of lights, three kidneys, two bladders, one uterus
and a heart with four ventricles and four auricles. It
showed signs of life, and was baptized before the end
of the labour. The mother is in perfect health, is
aged about 30, was married at 18, and has had six
perfect children.

HANOVER, Nov. 4. Persons of credit, who are
come from Warsaw, say that great dissentions have
already openly broke out among the nobility of Poland
and Lithuania, but that it was hoped the interposition
of the foreign ministers would prevent them from pro-
ceeding immediately to acts of violence; mean while,
it is thought the election cannot come on sooner than
next September.

RATISBON, Nov. 10. M. de Plotho, the Prus-
sign Electoral minister, arrived here the 7th instant;
he is named first ambassadour for Brandenburg at the
congress to be held at Augsburg, to deliberate upon
the necessity, and utility, of electing a King of the
Romans, and which is intended to be opened on the
15th of next month.

Paris, Nov. 10. A Society of Agriculture is
forming here, on the plan of the Society of Arts, &c.
at London. An Englishman, being informed of this
project said: “If it actually took place in Paris,
”France, before 14 years were expired, would be
”astonished at the brilliancy of her situation.”

The Sieur de Fouchy, perpetual secretary of our
Royal Academy of Sciences, opened the sitting the
day before yesterday with an historical eulogium on
Dr. Stephen Hales, the celebrated English philosopher.

BERLIN, Nov. 10. The King came the day
before yesterday from Potsdam to this capital, with
his Most Serene Highness the Hereditary Prince of
Brunswick; and was followed by his Royal Highness
the Prince of Prussia, with Major-General Count de
Borck, his Governour; and also that of Prince Fer-
dinand the King’s brother, with the Princes Frederick
Augustus and William Adolphus of Brunswick, who
likewise came from Potsdam.

Achmet Effendi Bassa, the Grand Seignior’s inter-
nuncio, made his public entry yesterday. He set
out in a coach from Weissensee about IX o’clock in
the morning. Upon his arrival at the gates of Berlin
he alighted, and entered a tent, where they presented
him some coffee. After he had drank it he mounted
a fine horse, which was brought to him out of the
King’s stables; and moving forwards he entered from
the King’s suburbs into the Street-Royal, passed over
the Great Bridge by the magnificent equestrian statue
of the great Elector Frederick William, then turning
to the right, through the street called the Maisons
Franches, went over the bridge which leads to the

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arsenal, and the palace of the Prince Royal of Prussia;
then crossing a third bridge, passed along the avenues
of the Lime Trees of the New City, to the corner
of the street called Wilhelm-Strass, which he entered
turning to the left, and kept on until he came to the
gate of the grand and noble [illegible] intended for him.
Here follows the order of his march:
1. One of the King’s Equerries on horseback.
2. A Riding Master, followed by two Grooms,
all three on horseback, bringing the led horses of
Major de Pirch, who had conducted the Internuncio
from the frontiers.
3. Thirteen Grooms, holding the led horses of
the three Gentlemen of the Electoral Marche hereaf-
ter mentioned.
4. Six Helpers of the King’s stables.
5. Two servants of his Excellency Count Fincken-
stein, First Minister of State in the department for
foreign affairs.
6. Two Trumpeters.
7. The three Gentlemen on horseback, who were
Mess. d’Arnim, de Ludecke, and de Marschall.
8. A Captain at the head of 50 Carabiniers on
horseback, with their swords drawn.
9. The Master of the Horse to the Internuncio
on horseback
10. Six Arabian horses, of very great value, each
richly caparisoned.
11. Two Huntsmen of the Grand Seignior on
12. Two Chiaouxs, or Vergers, on horseback,
their cimeters at their sides, and holding in their hands
their silver verge or staff, with a knob at the top.
13. The Capigilar, or Introductor, alone, on
14. The Governour, or Intendant, with the Imar
Effendi, on horseback.
15. The Hainadar, or Treasurer, with the Divan
Effendi, or Secretary of the Embassy, on horseback,
with three Janizaries on each side, on horseback.
16. A coach with six horses, in which were the
Internuncio’s letters of credence.
17. The Chiodras, or Servants.
18. Two Chatirs, or Footmen.
19. The Internuncio Achmet Effendi, with two
Grooms holding the reins of his horse’s bridle; hav-
ing on his right Major de Pirch, and on his left the
King’s Interpreter.
20. The Internuncio’s pages on horseback.
21. The musick of the Janizaries.
22. The Internuncio’s baggage, in a great number
of covered waggons.
23. A Corporal, with his halbert in his hand,
closed the march.
The same day there was a great court in the King’s
apartments, and in the evening a French comedy.

LONDON, November 25.
The Elector of Saxony has sent the following circular
letter to all the Nobles of
YESTERDAY it pleased the Almighty to afflict
me with a blow no less terrible than unexpected.
He has taken to himself the King my father, by a
death easy to him, but very cruel for me, who had
no time to prepare myself for it. The grief with
which I am justly oppressed cannot make me forget
a kingdom which was so dear to the Kings my father
and grandfather, or those faithful servants who gave
them so many proofs of a sincere attachment. I feel
the irreparable loss you have suffered, and it would
give me the highest consolation to be able to mitigate

I propose to make the republick an offer of my
services, and of all the assistance that is in my power
to give her, if, by conferring the crown on me, she
will intrust me with the reins of government; and I
have all reason to hope that if the Polish nation be
disposed to give me this mark of their affection and
confidence, all the neighbouring powers will cheer-
fully acquiesce it. You gave the late King, my
father, so many proofs of your attachment, that I
flatter myself you will show the same affection to me;
and I am very sensible how much it is in your power
to contribute to procure me the satisfaction I aspire
after of governing an illustrious nation, which will
ever be distinguished by its fidelity and attachment to
their Kings. Be persuaded that my gratitude shall
be in proportion to the greatness of the service done

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me; of this you can have no doubt if you do me
the justice to believe me animated with the same [illegible]
as my ancestors. I pray God to direct the delibera-
tions of the republick, and to keep you, Sir, in his
holy protection.
I am your affectionate friend,

Extract of a letter from Maybole, in Scotland, dated
November 17

”On Tuesday night a young man on his return
from this place towards the water of Girvan, in his
way home, had to pass by some coal-pits about two
miles from this, where there has been a coal burning
under ground these several years past, and near that
burning there is an old pit full of water, which
by the force of the fire under ground continually boils
like a cauldron. The unfortunate man missing his
way, by the darkness of the night, dropped into that
boiling pit; next day his friends and neighbours went
in quest of him, and after much search at last found
his body floating upon the water in the pit, but so
boiled that when taken out the whole flesh came off
the bones, except what was kept together by the
clothes, and the substance of the body was so exhausted
by the boiling that when interred it had not the weight
of a child.”

Extract of a letter from Mr. Henderson, merchant in
Shetland, to his friend in
”There has not been known a more tempestuous
summer than our last for many years, but this has not
hindered the Dutch from pouring in upon our inhos-
pitable and desolate coasts upwards of 2200 busses.
The whole time of the fishery, which commences
about the middle of June, and lasts until far in the
year, is but one continued fair, where you would
really be surprised to find, in so northern a climate,
every thing that is necessary for the convenience, and
even elegance, of life. At this juncture, we drink
French wines astonishingly cheap, and are supplied
with spirituous liquors, and other foreign manufactures,
in such abundance as is almost incredible; and even
furnish, not only the Orkneys, but also the North of
Scotland with goods, which I am afraid is of no little
prejudice to his Majesty’s revenues. In return for
them they receive cattle, sheep, fish, butter, cheese,
knit hose, and large sums of money. You will be
astonished when I tell you that there has been caught,
in Bassa Sound only, by these people, 100,000 lasts
of herrings, which at 10 l. the last makes a million
sterling. What then must they do in a season favour-
able for the fishing, considering they generally make
three returns in a season; whereas they have only
made two this last summer, on account of tempestuous
weather. A rare fund this for the Dutch!

”I know not what may be made of the Newfound-
land fishery, but sure I am this of Shetland is miser-
ably neglected.

”We have had several cutters here this summer,
which have made considerable seizures; but little in
comparison to what is contained in the numberless
cavities of the rocks, each of which is a magazine
for brandies, teas, &c. and which, as the stormy
season advances, all the cutters in the service could
not, in the midst of our long dark nights, hinder from
being run upon the main land of Scotland.”

Extract of a letter from Barnstable, Nov. 7
”On the 1st instant we had prodigious blowing
weather, and amidst it, hearing 15 guns fired off at
sea, we concluded some vessels were in danger of be-
ing lost, which proved too true; for soon after, we
learned that 4 ships were off the Isle of Lundy, and
so near together that they were within call of each
other, but in the greatest distress, expecting every
moment to be swallowed up; but providentially only
one was lost, which was Captain Hancock’s, whose
ballast shifting she went down; and all the crew, 11
in number, perished. The sea ran so extremely high,
and it was so boisterous, that no boat could go off to
their assistance.

”The 4th instant Mrs. Incleton, a widow lady of
this town suddenly fell from her chair to the ground,
and was taken up blind, deaf, and dumb; she has
continued ever since in that deplorable situation and
her death is expected every moment.”

We hear from St. Edmonds Bury, in Suffolk, that
Mr. Frost, a butcher there, last week killed an ox
the fat about the kidneys of which weighed 220 lbs.
and the lean of it only 3lbs.

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The Duke de Choiseul has written a circular letter
to all the Archbishops and Bishops of France, to give
them notice that the King having accepted the offer
of several German families to settle at Cayenne, it
was his Majesty’s pleasure that they should write to all
the secular and regular abbeys in their respective dio-
cesses to receive those strangers, and their families,
with all hospitality; and that it should remain in
France, they would be no burthen to the nation, as
they would be useful in agriculture.

Extract of a letter from a gentleman at Nismes in Lan-
guedoc, a province of
”A gardener’s ass having brought some ware to
market, and being unloaded, while the master was
busy in disposing of his goods, the beast went into the
church, which was hard by the stand, and meeting
with the bason of holy water took a hearty draught
of it; but the poor creature being unfortunately de-
tected, and seized in the very act, was tried by a
formal process for heresy and sacrilege. Council was
allowed for the ass; but the evidence of the inquisition
being plain, judgement was pronounced against the
grave animal that he should first be hanged, and then
burnt; the gardener being at the same time condemned
to pay the whole expense of the process.

Yesterday, and not before, Fletcher Norton, Esq;
Solicitor General, kissed his Majesty’s hand on being
promoted to be Attorney General.

Nov. 29. They write from Hanover, of the 15th
instant, the the Hereditary Prince of Hesse-Cassel
arrived there the 11th in the evening from Hanau,
and supped that night with the Countess of Yarmouth,
and set out the day following for Copenhagen, where
he is soon to be married to the eldest Princess of Den-

Yesterday advice was received at the Post Office
that the boy with the Edinburgh mail was stopped by
a highwayman between that city and Aberdeen, who
took from him the mail. The boy went to the house
of a nobleman just by, who sent his servants in pur-
suit of the highwayman, and in a plowed field they
found the letters, many of them opened, and a horse
standing by; on searching the field, the highwayman
was found lying on his face in a furrow; they secured
and sent him to prison.

The French King has given the government of St.
Domingo, vacant by the death of M. de Belsunce, to
the famous Count d’Estain, who served in the East-

By the Lisbon mail, which arrived yesterday, a letter
was received from Mr. Tidmas, secretary to the ex-
pedition under Captain M’Namara of the Lord-Clive
privateer, dated Rio de Janeiro, May 26th, 1763,
advising, that after the unfortunate blowing up of that
ship, Captain Roberts, in the Ambuscade steered for
the river of Plate. “In the attack of Nova Colonia
(says Mr. Tidmas) the Ambuscade had 13 men killed,
and 12 more dangerously wounded, most of them with
the loss of limbs, and the greatest part since dead; 13
others wounded, incapable of duty, and many more
slightly hurt. Our main-mast shot through in 3 differ-
ent places, and quite unserviceable; the fore-mast shot
through about a third mast down; both top masts
wounded, as well as all our booms and boats; and
was obliged to cut away one boat a stern, being shot
through and sunk; at the same time we cut our cable,
to get clear of the Lord-Clive’s stern when she was
burning. Most of our lower shrouds, stays, lists,
braces, and sheets, are shot through; in short, scarce
any of the rigging has escaped. We have also two
quarter-deck guns disabled, and 3 carriages, besides
12 pound carriages. During the engagement, we
fired upwards of 600 shot, and 28 barrels of pow-

”We made shift to stop our leaks in the river of
Plate, so as to proceed to this place, where we ar-
rived the 2d of March, and have now had a thorough
repair by the Portuguese. We received the news some
time past, by private letters, of a general peace; but
as the particulars are not come from the court of
Portugal, the war still continues here between them
and the Spaniards; and they have solicited Captain
Roberts to convoy some of their vessels and troops to
the island of St. Catherine’s, which he has consented
to, and agreed to stay there one month, if occasion,
and then he proposes to return here, and so proceed
to Lisbon, where we hope to arrive on or about No-
vember, and I shall take a passage from thence to
England the first opportunity.”

Yesterday a butcher tied up in a sack, with his
head only out, undertook to hop round the Fleet-
Market, which is near half a mile, in 15 minutes;
which he performed in 13, though he fell down once
by the way.

Dec. 3. Yesterday the Hon. House of Commons,
preceded by Sir John Cust, Bart their Speaker, waited
on the King at St. James’s, with their address of thanks.
on his Majesty’s communicating to them the intended
marriage of his sister the Princess Augusta, with the
Hereditary Prince of Brunswick, which was most
graciously received.

We hear that Mr. Ellis, who lately resigned the
government of Nova Scotia, has got a patent for life
of the places of secretary, clerk of the council, regis-
ter, and commissary of all Canada, and of provost-
marshal of the 4 new islands.

We hear there are now upwards of 40 sail of ships
sitting out in the rivers for the African trade.

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The wind yesterday morning drove the tide with
such violence that it ran into the streets at Milbank,
Westminster, by which the cellars were all filled, and
the inhabitants suffered a great deal of damage; con-
siderable damage was also done to the gardens towards
Chelsea. The Mary, Reed, an empty ship, lying at
King’s-Stair’s, was forced from her mooring, and drove
to Princes Stairs, where her boltsprit entered into the
back part of a publick house, and stuck fast without
receiving much damage; several other ships were also
drove from their moorings, and received some damage.
Two boats laden with oysters, coming from Billings-
gate to Hungerford-market, were overset, and 5 per-
sons were drowned.

They write from Ostend, of the 3d instant, that a
great many wrecks were seen along the Flemish coast,
amongst which were several English vessels, laden with
grain; but the particulars were not then known.

Letters from Hamburg, by the way of Holland,
say that the Dutch are diligently enlisting sailors at
that place, but chiefly underhand,

A letter from Scarborough, of the 2nd instant, says:
”We have had such a hurricane last night as the oldest
men in this town declare they do not remember the
like. Many of the houses stript, chimnies blown
down, and the ships in the harbour broke loose; 10
ships drove ashore between Bland’s Cliff and the White
Nab, and several persons were drowned.”

A letter from Yam, of the same date, says: “We
have this day had a prodigious flood of water. In
many places of the street, and also in several houses,
it is about 6 feet high; much damage is sustained by
many of the inhabitants.”

The money computed to be on board the Hanover
packet from Lisbon, lost off Padstow in the late storm
is about 16 or 17,000 l. A number of persons were
employed to watch the wreck.

Extract of a letter from Yarum, in Cleveland, Dec. 4.
”On Thursday the 1st of this instant a prodigious
quantity of rain fell here, accompanied with a violent
tempestuous wind. The river Tees rose so fast that
about IV o’clock on Friday morning it was in every
house of the town, and at half past VIII was 4 feet
deep in most houses, in few less, and in many near
two yards. The damage is not very considerable, as
the major part of the inhabitants had fortunately se-
cured their goods. Some indeed, who were not ap
prehensive of the water’s rising, did not perceive their
danger until break of day, and others slept securely
for some time after their beds floated in the water.
The current ran so forcibly that scarce a wall is left
standing about the town; but thank God, no houses
were thrown down, nor any lives lost. Happy it is
for this town that the wind was easterly; had it been
in the west, our case, we have reason to fear, would
have been deplorable to the last degree. From ac-
counts out of the neighborhood, we may venture to
affirm that no less than 1000 sheep have been lost
along the banks of the river, exclusive of other cattle.”

We have accounts from Lincolnshire of great da-
mage being done by the late dreadful storm; that near
Spalding the banks were broken in several places,
and the cattle carried away or drowned; so that it is
computed upwards of 3000 sheep were lost, besides
horses, &c. One person lost 200 sheep. And at the
same time a mill was set on fire by the violence of the
wind, and was burnt down, at Sutton in the isle of

They write from Amsterdam, of the 14th instant,
that by letters from Roan they were informed that a
ship was arrived there from Cayenne, a French settle-
ment in the West Indies, the Captain of which re-
ported that a vessel put in there, with 9 men on board,
and full of merchandise, which they offered for sale,
by which they were suspected to be pirates, and were
confined; and soon after it was found that those pirates
belonged to Neyenburg, a Dutch East India ship,
Captain Ketel, outward bound for Batavia. It ap-
peared that in the beginning of August a mutiny
happened on board the ship by a number of Germans,
who were going for soldiers in the Dutch service, who
first threw the Captain and second Mate overboard,
and murdered the chief Mate and the rest of the
officers, and made a common sailor master of the ship.
It is added, that a few days before the Captain came
from thence those pirates with that ship were riding at
anchor between Du Nord and Cape Orange, on the
south coast of Cayenne; but that a great many of the
mutineers had left her, and had taken with them a
great quantity of silver, and other valuable effects.

The entry of the Turkish ambassadour into Berlin,
on the 9th instant, was extremely magnificent, which
drew great numbers of persons from most parts of
Germany to see it; 130 musicians, playing in various
sorts of instruments, were placed in several parts of
the streets through which the cavalcade passed; and
whilst the procession was passing, 100 pieces of cannon
were discharged 3 different times. The minister had
his first audience of the Count de Finckenstein, the
Prime Minister; 24 servants, in new uniforms, are
to wait on his Excellency; a Captain’s guard of 100
men is appointed to do duty at his palace, and all sorts
of provisions, such as the Turks use, are to be fur-
nished him and his retinue, gratis, all the time they
reside there, in the same manner as is customary on
the same occasion at the court of Vienna.

The last letters from Quebec give the greatest
assurance that there cannot be a better understanding

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between the British subjects at Montreal and that place,
and the Indians who bring their furs, &c. to those
towns, and trade with the inhabitants with the greatest
friendship imaginable.

We hear commissions are gone down to Leith, and
other parts of Scotland, for several chaldrons of Scotch
coal to be imported into the river; and, it is said, the
importation of that article will shortly meet with great

The number of Blacks imported for slaves into our
sugar colonies has become formidable by the death of
white servants, so that it is now thought necessary that
a premium should be allowed to the commander of
any vessel who shall bring white servants to our colo-
nies, and that the planters of each island and province
shall be obliged to take them off his hands at a certain

New regulations will be made for better main-
tenance and employment of the poor; and such of
either sex as come under the denomination of young,
vigorous, and sturdy beggars, will be shipped off for
the plantations.

NEWCASTLE, December 3. Thursday morning
early it began to rain here, with the wind at S.E.
which continued that day with the wind very high,
and veering between E. and N.E. At night it blew
in a most tempestuous manner, when great damage
was done to several houses by the fall of the chimnies,
&c. and by the prodigious swell of the river, which
was at last 3 feet higher than ever known; the shops,
cellars, and warehouses, in the Close, Sandhill, Key-
side, and Gateshead, were many of them so filled with
water that the damage is computed at upwards of
4000 l. The water, about II o’clock yesterday morn-
ing, was full 3 feet deep in the streets, between the
walls and the houses on the key; a quantity of timber
floated half way up the Broad Chair, and a sloop lying
opposite the custom-house was drove on the key,
where she was left by the fall of the water, but in
the afternoon was safely lanched, as were also several
keels and boats.

Extract of a letter from South Carolina.
”They have already erected 15 saw-mills on Pen-
sacola bay; several brick kilns are already employed
in constructing materials for building a range of ware-
houses along the strand, in imitation of Charlestown

Its is said that such persons, either from Europe or
America, who have already erected houses, wharfs,
or magazines, for the benefit of trade in the provinces
of Florida, will not only have grants made out to them
for the lands now occupied for such laudable purposes,
but also be entitiled to the first choice in the proposed
partition of lands now under consideration.

NEW - YORK, January 30.
We have it from the very best authority that Sir
William Johnson was lately visited by above 300 friend-
ly Indians of the Five Nations; as also by some de-
puties from the Senecas, who are accompanied by one
Hans Eise, a German, formerly taken near Fort Cum-
berland, and delivered up, with several other priso-
ners, to Sir William about two years ago; but, being
a profligate person, immediately made his escape to
the Senecas, whom he has since accompanied, by his
own confession, to war against the English, and com-
mitted several acts of cruelty, by the report of others.
On this information Sir William caused him to be ap-
prehended, and committed to Albany gaol. And has
also obtained from a village of friendly Senecas one
Gabriel Ellison, an Englishman, who says he has re-
lations in Bucks county, in the province of Pennsyl-
vania, and was taken in November 1762, and carried
to Kanawagan, a castle of enemy Senecas, from
whence he made his escape to Kanadasego, a castle of
friendly Indians of that nation (next to Cayuga)
which Indians having remained neuter during the late
hostilities have now delivered up at Sir William John-
son’s request.

Tuesday last Messrs. Joseph and Richardson Cornell,
of this city, shop keepers, absconded, having first
taken up goods, from different merchants of this place,
to the amount of 7000 l. and converted the greatest
part of them into ready cash. They went to Cow-
Neck, on Long Island, and there shut themselves up
in a room, in the house of Mr. Henry Sands, of that
place; and as some of the creditors were endeavoring
to get in upon them, last Friday morning, they fired
two shot, the last of which killed Mr. Timothy
M’Carthy of this place, on the spot; and the same
day escaped, and it was supposed were conveyed
on board a schooner in the Sound. The coroner’s
inquest being summoned, brought in their verdict
wilful murder. Mr. M’Cathy’s body was brought
to town on Saturday night, and decently interred
yesterday evening.

We are credibly informed that very lately the
Chenussies (Upper Castles of the Seneca Indians) have
offered to make peace with the English; and that the
Five Nations are ready to declare war against the per-
fidious Delawares, Shawanese, or any other Indian
tribes who have offensively acted against us. The
Canada Indians have all declared in our favour; but
more especially the Cahgnawagas, who with the other
nations will commence hostilities against all the savages
in enmity with us. This interesting news must be very
agreeable to our exposed colonies.

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Two companies of New York Provincials marched
for Albany on the 24th of last month, and a third
company on the 8th of this month; all raised in this
city, and the places adjacent. They are picked men,
fit for the most alert service, and are clothed in a
suitable manner. We are likewise informed that two
other companies, raising in Albany and Dutchess
county, were lately so near being filled that there is no
doubt they are by this time completed, and will make
a fine battalion.

Head quarters, New-York, January 5.
”His Majesty has been graciously pleased to signify
to the Commander in Chief his Royal approbation of
the conduct and bravery of Colonel Boquet, and his
officers, and the troops under his command, in the
two attacks on the 5th and 6th of August; in which,
notwithstanding the many circumstances of difficulty
and distress they laboured under, they repelled and
defeated the repeated attacks of Indians, and
conducted their convoy safe to Fort Pitt.”

ELIZABETH-TOWN, (New-Jersey) January 23.
Last Friday departed this life Miss Mary Eldrington,
an old virgin, in the 109th year of her age; she was
of an ancient family, born at Eldrington Hall, in
Northumberland, Old-England; and next day she
was decently interred in St. John’s church-yard, at
Elizabeth-Town. It is remarkable that, notwith-
standing her great age, she was desirous of getting a
husband before she died; and, not two years since,
nothing would offend her so highly as to tell her she
was too old to be married.

We hear from East Jersey that last Friday evening
Robert Hunter Morris, Esq; Chief Justice of that
province, and formerly Governour of Pennsylvania,
died suddenly there. His death is justly looked upon
as a publick loss in that government, where he has
long maintained the character of an able and upright

Extract of a letter from Burlington, January 25.
”Lieutenant Shaw, who commanded our detach-
ment at Niagara, after the death of Captain Johnston,
is come down from thence; and says that the very
warriours who were at the attack of our people at the
north end of Lake Erie were at Sir William Johnson’s,
making their submission, as he passed by.”

Entered in the lower district of JAMES river.
March 5. Endeavor, Samuel Knowlton, from Salem,
with 2 hhds. and 2 barrels of rum, 1 barrel of wine, 2
riding-chairs, 2 horses, 30 bushels of potatoes, 3 barrels
and 12 hhds. of molasses, and sundry wooden ware.

7. George, Nathaniel Blenthen, from Rhode-Isalnd,
with 1 hhd. of rum, 4 tables, [illegible]
100 bushels of potatoes, 10 barrels of apples, and 40 pair
of shoes.

Feb. 20. Port-Glasgow, Archibald Zuille, for Glas-
gow, with 1410 barrels of tar, 100 barrels of turpentine,
and 13,000 staves.
20. Polly, Robert Young, for Antigua, with 2339
bushels of corn, 180 bushels of pease, 18 barrels of pork,
8 barrels of cider, and 16,600 lumber.
22. Fanny, John Barrett, for Jamaica, with 60 bar-
rels of pork, 17,000 feet of scantling, and 105,180 pieces
of lumber.
22. William, Simon Hunt, for Barbados, with 1000
bushels of corn, and 3200 staves and heading.
22. Sea-Flower, Benjamin Gardiner, for Antigua,
with 2000 bushels of corn, and 50 bushels of pease.
22. Nancy, John Maclellan, for Grenada, with 518
bushels of corn, 3000 bricks, 22,285 pieces of lumber,
25,000 feet of plank, and 120 shaken casks.
23. Friendship, Nicholas Tucker, for Barbados, with
10,000 feet of scantling, 1400 hoops, 4 masts, and 51,000
pieces of lumber.
24. Bell, Richard Hunter, for Jamaica, with 106,000
pieces of lumber, 29,000 feet of scantling and plank, 80
feet of square logs, 35 barrels of tar, 20 barrels of pork,
and 40 bushels of pease.
24. Providence, Christopher Herbert, for Barbados,
with 2000 bushels of corn, 114 barrels of pork, 20 barrels
of flower, 51 barrels of bread, 41,000 pieces of lumber,
and 4 hhds. of hams.
24. Friendship-Success, Alexander Allen, for Hull,
with 500 hhds. of tobacco, 1800 barrels of tar, 26 pieces
of oak plank, and 14,884 staves.
25. Esther and Anne, Joseph Gilbert, for Antigua,
with 50 barrels of pork, 12 barrels of flower, 1500 bushels
of corn, and 90 bushels of pease.
25. Nancy, Christopher Calvert, for Antigua, with
1521 bushels of corn, 12 barrels of beef, 48 bushels of
pease, 14 barrels of bread, 14 barrels of pork, 12 barrels
of beef, 22,500 shingles, 870 staves, 37,000 feet of plank,
and 640 feet of oars.
27. Dolphin, Abraham Cooper, for Antigua, with 2
hhds. of tobacco, 68 barrels of tar, 10 barrels of pitch,
20 barrels of cider, 15 barrels of herrings, 307 bushels of
corn, 111 bushels of pease, 7 nests of wooden ware, 500
feet of plank, and 17,000 pieces of lumber.
28. Hannah, Samuel Wise, for Barbados, with 660
bushels of pease, 60 bushels of corn, 120 bushels of oats,
45 barrels of pork, 48 barrels of flower, 32 barrels of
bread, 46,000 feet of scantling and plank, 44 pieces of
timber, and 109,000 pieces of lumber.
28. Hope, Francis Peart, for Antigua, with 40 barrels
of pork, 92 barrels of flower, 31 barrels of bread, 2100
bushels of corn, 6 boxes of candles, 249 pieces of scant-
ling, 36 bundles of hoops, and 65,000 pieces of lumber.
28. Good-Intent, David M’Cutcheon, for St. Kitt’s,
with 50 barrels of pork, 1500 bushels of corn, 30 barrels
of flower, 2 barrels of bread, and 20,000 pieces of lumber.
29. Archer, John Hudson, for Dublin, with 12,798
bushels of wheat, 458 barrels of flower, and 600 staves.

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March 2. Blessing, Joseph Nash, for Jamaica, with
120 barrels of pork, 1000 bushels of corn, 2000 feet of
plank, and 20,000 shingles.
2. Tobago-Packet, John Jones, for Grenada, with
560 bushels of corn, 210 bushels of oats, 20 bushels of
pease, 30 barrels of pork, 5 hhds. of tobacco, 8 barrels
of turpentine, 20 barrels of tar, and 3000 lumber.
2. Charlotte, James Esdale, for St. Kitt’s, with 1500
bushels of corn, 100 barrels of bread, 10,000 feet of scant-
ling, and 3000 lumber.
2. Sea-Flower, Abraham Trefethen, for Piscataway,
with 720 bushels of corn, 58 barrels of pork, 20 bushels
of beans, and 30 feet of walnut.
8. Peggy and Nancy, James Duncan, for Antigua,
with 1970 bushels of corn, 80 barrels of pork, and 24,700
8. Industry, Pelleg Remington, for Rhode-Island,
with 15 barrels of pork, 396 bushels of corn, 11 bushels
of pease, and 19 barrels of cider returned.

Entered in the upper district of James river.
Feb. 25. Charming-Sally, David Tilden, from Boston,
with 5 barrels of rum, 1 tierce of loaf sugar, and 1 box
of chocolate.
29. Patience, Daniel Willcocks, from Rhode-Island,
with 20 hhds. of molosses, 10 barrels of muscovado sugar,
and 200 dollars.
March 2. Beverly, Peter Copland, from Madeira,
with 14 pipes, 1 hhd. and 2 quarter-casks of wine.

Feb. 22. Mary, Daniel Caron, for Bermuda, with
3000 bushels of corn, 5 bushels of pease and beans, 46
barrels of pork, 400 wt. of tallow, 2 hhds. of tobacco,
and 20 shotes.
24. Industry, Samuel Witham, for Salem, with 1300
bushels of corn, 10 bushels of pease, 5 bushels of beans,
and 11 walnut stocks.
25. Charlotte, John Mackie, for London, with 510
hhds. of tobacco, and 14,084 staves.
27. Fame, Peter Woodall, for Whitehaven, with 263
hhds. of tobacco, 2 hhds. of skins, and 3000 staves.
29. Donald, William Morrison, for Glasgow, with
427 hhds. of tobacco, 3 pipes of Madeira wine, 18,000
staves, 300 hhd. hoops, 5 hhds. of skins, 400 feet of ash
oars, and 400 feet of plank.
March 2. Hawk, George Taylor, for Antigua, with
3183 bushels of corn, 212 bushels of pease, 2760 staves,
6000 shingles, 4 barrels and tierces of tallow, 12 hhds. of
tobacco, and 2 Negro passengers.
8. Polly, William Brett, for Antigua, with 2970
bushels of corn, 4000 shingles, 25 barrels of flower, and
1 chest of medicines.


FRANCIS FAUQUIER, Esq; his Majesty’s
Lieutenant-Governor, and Commander in
Chief of the said Colony and Dominion:
To all SHERIFFS of Accomack and Northampton counties,
and all others whom it may concern:

WHEREAS complaint hath been made to me by
John Manby, Esq; Collector of his Majesty’s
Customs of the Eastern Shore of this colony,
that on the 23rd day of January last he the said John Manby,
in behalf of his Majesty, made seizure of a WHALE,
found dead on a small island near the sea shore of this
colony, and that some persons have since taken away the
blubber of the said whale, and refused to restore the same
to the said Manby for the benefit of his Majesty: These
are therefore, in his Majesty’s name, to require you to
make diligent search, in all suspected places within your
counties, after the blubber, or oil, of the said WHALE;
and the same being found to cause it to be restored to the
said John Manby, to be disposed of for the benefit of his
Majesty. Herein fail not, as you will answer the contrary
at your peril.
GIVEN under my hand, and the seal of the colony,
at Williamsburg, this 11th day of March, 1764, and
in the 4th year of his Majesty’s reign.

NORFOLK, February 29, 1764.
KNOW all men, by these presents,
that we the subscribers have this day received of
Mr. Daniel Sweny, heir at law of Mr. Charles Sweny,
deceased, full satisfaction for the principal sums of money
and interest mentioned in a certain deed in trust from the
said, Charles Sweny to us, and do hereby release all right,
title, and interest, to the lands and slaves mentioned in
the said deed. Witness our hands,
JOHN WILLOUGHBY, Guardian to John Taylor.

will be sold at HANOVER court-house, next court
day, for ready money. The title indisputable.
MARCH 16, 1764.

WILLIAMSBURG, March 16, 1764.
GOOD stables to be let, close
by the Race-Ground near this city, and provender
of all sorts to be had at them, by applying to

Lately imported, and to be sold by the Subscriber,
such as suits of lace, gauze, blond and minionet
lace, thread and blond trolley catgur, thread
gimp and flos, white garland egrets, breast flowers, fans,
gloves, ribands, necklaces, silk hats and cloaks, white
sergedusoy, &c. &c.
N.B. FANS mounted in the neatest manner.

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NORFOLK, March 12, 1764.
ALL persons indebted to the estate of Mr. Alexander
late of this borough, deceased, are desired
to bring in their accounts, in order to be settled;
and those indebted to the same to make speedy payment,
to prevent trouble.

WILLIAMSBURG, March 16, 1764.
THE subscriber, who kept private lodgings near the
College last October court, has now obtained li-
cense for keeping ordinary, and shall be obliged
to all gentlemen for their custom, where they may depend
on good usage, and handsome entertainment.

YORK town, March 16, 1764.
ALL persons indebted to me are to make speedy
payment, that I may be enabled to make good my
own engagements; otherwise must be under the dis-
agreeable necessity of bringing suits, without any further

RUN away from the subscriber, in King-William, a
mulatto fellow called BACCHUS; he is a stout
well made fellow, about 5 feet 9 inches high; had
on when he went away a bearskin coat and waistcoat, and
leather breeches, also a blue cloth great coat with metal
buttons; he understands the management of horses very
well, and has served me as a coachman for several years.
Whoever apprehends the said fellow, and convey him to
me, shall be well rewarded.

SMITHFIELD, March 1, 1764.
AN old BOAT was taken up
the 27th of last month about a mile below Crane
island, which the owner may have again on proving his
property, and paying the charge of this advertisement.

TAKEN up, in Cumberland, a bay horse, about 4
feet 2 inches high, with a small star in his forehead,
a little piece of his left ear cut off, and branded on the off
shoulder and buttock; posted, and appraised to 50s.

TAKEN up, in New-Kent, a bay mare, about 14
hands high, with a small star in her forehead, and
branded on the near buttock T, with the form of a triangle
under it; posted, and appraised to 6 l.

TAKEN up, in Sussex, a very likely bay horse, about
14 hands high, with a hanging mane and swob tail,
some saddle spots, but no brand perceivable; posted, and
appraised to 6 l.

TAKEN up, in Albermarle, a gray horse, about 4 feet
8 inches high, with a hanging mane and switch tail,
some very large saddle spots, paces and gallops, branded
on the near shoulder R; and upon his neck, on the same
side, hath a long gash, like a cut; posted, nnd appraised
to 8 l.

MARCH 7th, 1764.
consisting of MEN, WOMEN and CHILDREN,
will be sold at Henry Purcell’s, in Gloucester county, on
Monday the 2nd of April, for ready money.

Just imported from LONDON, in the Charming-
Nelly, Captain Fearon, and to be sold by the
subscriber in
A COMPLETE assortment of drugs and medicines,
consisting of antimony, flower of brimstone, alum,
aloes, ipecacuanha, jallap, bark, fine Turkey and
East-India rhubarb, China and sarsaparilla roots, cremor
tartar, tartar emetick, magnesia alba, musk, oil of cinna-
mon, and a variety of other chymical oils, volatile, and
purging, salts of all sorts, senna leaves, common and flakey
manna, juice and powder of licorice, almond, Venice and
Castile soap; also currants, figs, prunes, candied citron,
ginger, angelica, and eringo roots, orange chips, carra-
way, almond, and coriander comfits, barley sugar, white
and brown sugar-candy, sago, pearl barley, isinglass, salop,
shavings of hartshorn, vermicelli, groats, cinnamon, cloves,
mace, nutmegs, allspice, and ginger, best Durham flower
of mustard, capers, olives, anchovies, pickled walnuts,
best sallad oil, Hungary, honey, lavender, and Pyrmont
waters, gold and silver leaf, Dutch metal, essence of bur-
gamont and lemons, court plaister, corn salve, gold beaters
skin, Hooper’s female strengthening pills, Jesuits drops,
Greenough’s tincture for the gums, teeth, and toothache,
tooth powder and brushes, Anderson’s and Lockyer’s pills,
British oil, Turlington’s balsam, Hill’s tincture of valerian,
pectoral balsam of honey, essence of water-dock, elixir
bardana for the gout and rheumatism, Squire’s, Daffy’s,
and Stoughton’s elixirs, Godfrey’s and Freeman’s cordials,
James’s fever powders, anodyne necklaces, eau de luce,
Mrs. Redknap’s red fit drops for children, best lancets,
and cases, saltpetre, pumice stone, potash, ivory and pewter
syringes, smelling-bottles, red and white lead, vermilion,
verdigrease, and Prussian blue, white skins, crucibles,
black lead pots, spelter, nipple-glasses and pipes, lint, tow,
pill boxes, vials, gallipots, &c. &c. &c.
N.B. The house and lot whereon the subscriber now
lives is to be sold on reasonable terms, and to be delivered
in September next.
As I am under an indispensable necessity of making a
very considerable remittance to LONDON, in the ensuing
April General Court, to support my credit there, I hope
nothing more need be said to induce my good friends and
customers to lend me their assistance, by preparing them-
selves to settle their accounts at that time, without which
I must unavoidably be a very considerable sufferer.

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THE persons indebted to the estate of BEVERLEY
RANDOLPH, Esq; late of Gloucester, deceased,
are desired to make their payments to PEYTON
RANDOLPH in Williamsburg, on or before the 25th of
April next.

WILLIAMSBURG, March 9, 1764.
THIS is to require those who have any demands
against the estate of the REV. WILLIAM STITH,
deceased, to send in their accounts properly certi-
fied to the subscriber, that they may receive payment; and
those who are indebted to the estate, either by bond, or
otherwise, are desired to make payment in the ensuing
April General Court, that the estate may be settled.

To be SOLD, on Wednesday the 2d of April,
on the premises,
A TRACT of LAND, known by the name of New
containing about 500 acres, about 100
of which is good meadow ground, and 15 acres of
that cleared, and some of it now sown with Timothy seed.
It is a pleasant situation, with all convenient buildings,
just finished, fit for the reception of a gentleman; there is
a very fine young orchard, containing 214 trees, all of the
best grafted fruit. The plantation is in good order, for
6 or 8 hands. At the same time will be sold, among other
things, stock, household and kitchen furniture, &c. &c.
The time of payment to be agreed on at the sale.
N.B. As I intend residing in the town of Hanover,
and expect to be there by the 10th instant, I embrace this
opportunity of acquainting all gentlemen travelers, &c.
that they may depend on good usage, and the best enter-
tainment, at my house there.

STRAYED or STOLEN from my plantation, near
Williamsburg, the beginning of August last, a bright
bay mare, about 14 hands high, 5 years old, with a
hanging mane and bob tail, her hind feet white under the
footlocks, is branded on the near shoulder S, and on the
near buttock ϽC. Whoever conveys the said mare to me
shall have 40s. reward; and if stolen, or kept up by any
person, 5l. upon conviction of the offender.

TAKEN up, in Henrico, a bright bay horse, about 14
hands high, with a star in his forehead, two white
feet, some saddle spots, and branded on the near buttock
with a heart; posted, and appraised to 10 l.

TAKEN up, in Lunenburg, a small sorrel horse colt,
about two years old, a trotter, dockt, and branded
on the near buttock, but not plain enough to be made out
what it is; posted, and appraised to 50s.

TAKEN up, in Buckingham, 10 hogs, some of which
are black, with white lifts round them, one black,
with a white face, another red and grizzled, and spotted;
one of them is not marked, but the others have a crop and
hole in the right ear, and a crop and overkeel in the left;
posted, and appraised to 8l. 10s.

And to be SOLD at the PRINTING-OFFICE,
WILLIAMSBURG, [Price 1s. 3d.]
A just Defence of the TWOPENNY ACT,
Artful Misrepresentations of the Rev. JOHN CAMM,
In his Single and Distinct VIEW.
Containing also a plain confutation of his several HINTS
as a specimen of the JUSTICE and CHARITY of
Seiz’d and ty’d down to judge, how wretched I!
Who can’t be silent, and who will not lie.
To laugh were want of goodness and of grace,
And to be grave exceeds all power of face.
I sit with sad civility and read,
With honest anguish, and an aching head.
POPE’s Epistle to Dr. ARBUTHNOT.

To be RENTED, and entered upon immediately,
THE late Dwelling-House of
WILLIAM NEWSUM, deceased, with a very
good Garden, Pasture, and all convenient Out-houses.
For term inquire of the subscriber, in Petersburg.

To be RENTED or SOLD, and entered upon
THE new storehouse at Moore’s
ordinary, in Sussex county, with a lumber house,
out-houses, and 3 or 4 acres of land; the houses all new.
For terms inquire of
PETERSBURG, March 1, 1764.

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And to be SOLD by the SUBSCRIBER, in
YORK town,

A FRESH assortment of drugs
and MEDICINES, where private families or
practitioners may be supplied on the lowest terms. I take
this opportunity of acquainting the publick that during
my attendance at the hospital in London I gave particular
attention to the study of MIDWIFERY, a certificate of
which, from under the hand of one of the most eminent
for that art in London, is now my possession; and shall
always be ready to give attendance to those who may have
occasion for assistance in that way, or any other branch of
Surgeon and Man-Midwife.

for ENGLAND soon.

A BOX marked RB, which
came in the Randolph, Capt. Walker, and landed
at Burwell’s ferry, it is supposed was taken from thence
by mistake. It would be considered as a favour if any
person will send intelligence of it to the Printer.

COMMITTED to the publick gaol, in Williamsburg,
a Mundingo Negro man, named GEORGE, 5 feet
8 inches and 3 quarters high, and says his master’s
name is Slate; he came from Norfolk, and was committed
the 16th of last month. Also an Ibo yellow Negro, well
made, 5 feet 3 inches high, and has a smiling countenance;
he was a committed the 1st of this instant, and came from
Amelia. They have no clothes.

ROCKY-RIDGE, February 23, 1764.
STRAYED, or stolen out of Mr. Alex. M’Caul’s
stable, in Richmond town, the 21st of this instant,
at night, a middle-sized well made gray HORSE,
almost white, with a bob tail, and branded TS upon the
near buttock; he paces slow, gallops easy, and trots out
of hand. Whoever brings the said horse to Mr. M’Caul,
at Richmond, or to me at Rocky-Ridge, shall have 20s.
reward, and if stolen 5l. on conviction of the thief.

As there is great cause to suspect that one Benj. Burton,
who some time ago broke Henrico gaol, and since that has
stood in defiance of the law, has either himself, or by means
of some ill designing person, carried off a Negro fellow
named PRINCE belonging to me, who is about 25 years
of age, well made, speaks pretty good English, though not
Virginia born, and was formerly the property of the said
Burton, I do hereby offer a reward of 5l. to any person
that will bring the said Negro to me, and a further reward
of 5l. on conviction of the person that carried him away.
I shall be obliged to any gentleman that will give me any
information of seeing such a Negro pass their way. It is
supposed he would be carried towards Carolina.

TAKEN up, in Augusta, a sorrel mare, about 12 hands
high, with a small star in her forehead, is a trotter,
but not branded; posted, and appraised to 3l.

TAKEN up, in Hanover, a dark bay mare, about 13
hands high, with a hanging mane and switch tail,
but no brand perceivable; posted, and appraised to 10l.

TAKEN up, in Brunswick, a dark bay horse colt,
mixed with white hairs, neither cut, branded, nor
dockt; posted, and appraised to 4l.

TAKEN up, in Halifax, a bay horse, about 13 hands
high, 7 or 8 years old, with a star in his forehead,
branded on the near shoulder IA, on the off shoulder O,
on the near buttock IA, and H had a bell on; posted,
and appraised to 6.

WILLIAM and MARY college, Feb. 17, 1764.
WANTED in the Grammar
School, an USHER. A person well recom-
mended for his diligence and sobriety, and thoroughly
acquainted with GREEK and LATIN upon an early
application, will meet with great encouragement. The
salary is 75l. sterling a year, besides the usual perquisites,
which are pretty considerable.

For London,
THE ship LORETTA, about
500 hogsheads burthen, every
way completely fitted, and a
prime sailer, now lies off York town
to take in tobacco, on liberty of con-
signment, at 8l. a tun, and will cer-
tainly sail very early in May. Any
gentlemen inclinable to ship are requested to send their
orders either to Mr. Pride at Petersburg, Mr. Adams at
Richmond, Colonel Snelson in Hanover, Captain Thomas
in Gloucester, or to myself on board. I will also
attend all convenient county courts.

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And to be SOLD at the PRINTING-OFFICE,
A collection of the most esteemed
Modern Books,
IN History and Politicks, Biography, Voyages and
Travels, Agriculture, trade and Commerce, Law,
Physick and Surgery, Religion and Morality, Philo-
sophy and the Sciences, Antiquities, Poetry and Criticism;
and of Amusement and Diversion; with a general assort
ment of Classicks, and School Books; and variety of the
finest Copper-Plate Books. Likewise Bibles and Prayer
Books for the use of Churches, and of all other sizes, in
the most elegant bindings.

A complete assortment of all kinds of
Stationary, viz.
THE very best Writing Paper, of all sorts and sizes,
gilt or plain. Parchment. Ink Powder. Best
large Dutch Quills and Pens. Sealing Wax and
Wafers, red and black. Red Ink. Pounce, and Pounce
Boxes. Black Lead Pencils, with or without Cases. All
sizes of very neat Pocket-Books, Common or Morocco,
red or blue. Pewter Inkstands, of all sorts and sizes.
Best Edinburgh Leather Inkpots, for the Pocket. Best
Harry VIII. Playing Cards.
Legers, Journals,Day-Books, and all sorts and sizes
of Blank Books for Merchants Accounts, or Records.
BLANKS of all kinds for Merchants, County-Court
Clerks, &c. &c. &c.

GLOUCESTER county, January 15, 1764.
A SINGLE man, capable of
teaching GREEK and LATIN, the FRENCH
language, and the MATHEMATICKS, will have 100l.
a year to act as private tutor in my family, upon bringing
with him a good recommendation.

To be SOLD, for 3 months credit, upon giving
bond, with good security, on
Thursday the 5th
April (if fair, otherwise the next fair day)
at the town of
COLCHESTER, in Fairfax
EIGHTEEN valuable Slaves,
country born, amongst which is a BLACKSMITH,
completely master of his trade, also a JOINER; together
with five TRACTS of LAND, with the improvements;
likewise seven LOTS and HOUSES in the town of COLCHESTER,
as follow, viz. One tract of land in the county of Fair-
upon Occoquan river, called Belmont, containing 1000
acres, lying within two miles of Colchester, and near five
saw-mills, two forges and a furnace, and the best grist-mill
upon the continent; the situation healthy and agreeable,
vast plenty of fish and fowl, an excellent orchard of choice
grafted fruit, fine water from a well, the improvements
valuable, such as a brick house 24 by 18, with two rooms
below stairs and 2 above, a wooden house 26 by 18,
with three rooms below stairs, a closet, and a good cellar,
a new barn 40 by 20, well framed, and covered with tar-
red shingles, a kitchen, dairy, meat-house, and fish-house,
the soil tolerable good, it abounds in timber, in so plenti-
ful a manner that there might be got at least 10,000 pines
fit for sawing into plank and scantling, the fish have been
caught in such quantities there that 140 l. has been made,
in one season, by selling them at 2s. 6d. a hundred. The
second tract of land lies also in the county of Fairfax, and
contains 940 acres, within five miles of the town of Alex-
upon which are two plantations fit for cropping,
the soil very good, with a considerable quantity of white
oak; it has been judged that there might be got upon the
land 200,000 barrel staves, at least. The third tract of
land lies in the county of Loudoun, and contains 2050 acres,
where land at this time sells at as high prices, and judged
as valuable, as in any county on the Northern-Neck; the
soil extremely good. There is on the land every house
necessary for cropping, and sufficient for 20 hands, besides
ground that is good to clear, to settle two quarters more;
an excellent place for stock, of every kind. The fourth
tract of land contains 290 acres, 30 of which are meadow
with a stream running through that will overflow it at any
time when wanted, and lies in Prince-William county,
within a mile ofColchester. The fifth tract of land con-
tains 260 acres, lies also in the county of Prince-William,
about five miles from Mr. John Semple’s mills and forges,
on Occoquan run; it is stored with timber very plentifully,
which may easily be conveyed down the stream to the mills.
The land is exceeding good. With regards to the lots and
improvements, it is needless to say more than that they are
very valuable, having houses upon them of every kind fit
for a private gentleman, and for tavern or store-keeping.
There will be sold at the same time a variety of household
furniture, upwards of 300 l. sterling worth of store goods,
about 40 horses, mares, and colts (some blooded) two
waggons and teams, with proper gear, a considerable quan-
tity of hogs, cattle, and sheep, with about 200 barrels of
corn, a 25 and 15 hhd. flat, also a handsome new pole-
chair, a set of blacksmiths tools, with sundry other things
too tedious to mention. The sale to continue until all is
sold. A good title will be made to the purchasers.

by whom Persons may be supplied with this PAPER. ADVERTISEMENTS, of a moderate
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Royle, Joseph, -1766, printer., “The Virginia Gazette, no. 687, March 16, 1764,” Special Collections, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed November 27, 2022,

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