The Virginia Gazette, or, The Norfolk Intelligencer. Number 41, Thursday, March 16, 1775

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THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 1775. NUMBER 41.
THE VIRGINIA GAZETTE,
OR THE
NORFOLK INTELLIGENCER
UNI AEQUUS VIRTUTI ATQUE EJUS AMICIS.---Hor.
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Translation of his Catholic Majesty's Declaration of War,
against the Emperor of Morocco.

WHEREAS at the adjustment of peace with
the King of Morocco, the renewal and fixing
of the boundaries of the territory, which is
annexed to my forts on the coasts of that
kingdom, were settled, as also the restitution of deserters,
and various other conditions, which all testify the said
Prince’s recognition of the incontestible right in my
Crown to those places situated in countries, which had
been part of the Spanish monarchy; and although by the
very act of the King of Morocco himself having complied
with these stipulations, it appears, that living in peace
with Christians who occupied those places in Africa, was
not inconsistent with the sect which he professes: not-
withstanding all this, he, doubtless not attending to all
the advantages which he receives from peace and com-
merce with my dominions, has written me a letter, in
which, founding himself upon maxims and principles of
his own sect and policy, strange and new ones entirely,
compared with those received among European nations,
he tells me, that he will make war against these forts,
and pretends at the same time, that such a step is not to
interrupt the friendship, the intercourse and commerce,
betwixt our respective states, &c. as appears from the te-
nor of the said letter; which, being translated from the
Arabic, is literally as follows:
"In the name of the merciful God, and there is no
help but in the great God.
"Mahomed Ben Abdalla. (L. S.) The 15th of the
month of Reged, in the year 1188.
"To the King of Spain.
"Health to him who follows the law, and persists
therein. Know ye, that we are in peace with you accor-
ding to the treaties of peace made between us and you.
But the Mahometans of our dominions, and of Algiers,
have agreed, saying, That they will not suffer any Chri-
stian whatever to be on the coasts of Mahometan coun-
tries from Ceuta to Oran, and they will recover to them-
selves the possessionn of them: For which reason they have
requested us to attend seriously to this affair, saying,
"Thou hast no excuse for remaining quiet, or consenting
"that Mahometan countries should remain in the power
"of Christians, at a time when God hath given thee
"forces and warlike instruments, such as no one else
"hath." It was not possible for us not to attend to
their instances, or assist them upon this subject : And
now we are desirous of taking the matter into consi-
deration. If the Algerines undertake the war together
with us, as they have desired to do, it is well; but if
they withdraw themselves and oppose what they them-
selves have desired, We will consider them as enemies,
and fight in person against all, till God shall decide be-
tween us and them. And this business is not against the
peace which subsists between us and you: Your traders
and their ships will remain as before, and will take their
provisions and other things from any of our ports, as
they please, conforming to the customs now observed in
them, agreeably to the marine treaty between our respec-
tive caravels; and your ships will receive no damage, so
that your subjects will trade in all our dominions, and
will travel by land and by sea with all security, and no
body will hurt them, because we have established peace
with you, and which we will not break, if you on your
part do not: In which case you will be allowed four
months, that every body may know it; and what we
have said, concerning our going to the said countries, is,
because we are obliged to it, and have no method of ex-
cusing ourselves from it. But with respect to peace at
sea we will de according to our own will. And now we
give you an account of the truth of this business, that
you may be advised thereof, and consider what suits you.
And we have signed this letter with our own illustrious
hand, that you may be assured of its certainty. Greeting,
the 15th day of the month Reged, in the year 1188,
(19th September, 1774.")

And judging it unbecoming my Sovereignty to listen
to, much less to admit, such propositions; and being be-
sides informed, that the person who was charged by the
King of Morocco to deliver this letter to the Governor
of Ceuta for me, had declared, that, in proof of the peace
being at an end, the Moors in the camp would fire a-
gainst the fort with ball as soon as he had left it, which
they actually did; and being informed, that the said
Moors have since continued to fire against certain fisher
mens boats, which were near them as usual, by which ho-
stilities the Moors have broken the peace; I have resolved,
upon account of these acts, and from the time they were
committed, to declare, that it is to be understood, that
the friendship and good harmony with the King of Mo-
rocco is interrupted, all communication is to cease be-
tween my subjects and his, and things to return to the
state of war, by sea and land, in which they were before
the treaty was settled; keeping up only the 17th article

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of it, in which it was stipulated, that, in case of a rupture,
six months should be allowed to the individuals of both
nations to retire freely to their respective countries with
their goods and effects, which I order shall be kept and
observed punctually with the Morocco subjects; being
persuaded that that Prince will observe the same with re-
spect to mine. And whereas lately, the King of Moroc-
co having sent me some Spanish captives, which he had
obtained from the regency at Algiers, I did order the Al-
caide who brought them, that not only all the Morocco
Moors, who by having been taken on board Algerine
vessels were prisoners in Carthagena, should be delivered
up, but also all the wounded and old Algerines who were
there; I am desirous that these unhappy people should
effectually have their liberty, and be conveyed to the
kingdom of Morocco, as was intended, notwithstanding
the new state of affairs which has arisen, being moved
thereto by the pity with which I consider their fate, and
because they should not be prejudiced by an event in
which they have no concern; wherefore, and in conse-
quence of all that has been stated, I order, that the peace
between those dominions and these shall be held to be
broken, and the war be renewed, and that the subjects of
the King of Morocco, shall not be disturbed in their free
turn to their country, with their goods and effects, for
which I grant the term of six months, counting from the
day of the publication of this Cedula, for such is my will.
Dated at San Lorenzo el Real, October 23, 1774.
I THE KING,
GERONIMO DE GRIMALDI.

A particular Account of FLAX SEED exported in 1775
from the ports of New-York, Philadelphia and Baltimore.
N. B. The Quantity from Philadelphia was taken from
the Custom House Books, 1st February.

TO NEWRY,
From NEW-YORK, - - Hhds.
The Liberty, - - 1073
Duke of Leinster, - - 599
Robert, - - - 962
Live Gak, - - - 709
Free Mason, - - - 567
Peter, - - - - 373
----- 4283

From PHILADELPHIA,
Minerva, - - - 700
Renown, - - - 930
Recovery, - - - 213
Charlotte, - - - 562
----- 2405

From BALTIMORE,
Friendship, - - - 467
Lord Dunluce, - - - 557
----- 1024
----- 7712

To LONDONDERRY,
From NEW-YORK,
The America, - - 1451
Hannah, - - - 1007
Hill, - - - 932
Rose, - - - 910
Jupiter, - - - 710
----- 5010

From PHILADELPHIA,
The Minerva, - - 1000
Alexander, - - - 727
Mary, - - - 623
Duke of York, - - 606
George, - - - 609
Endeavour, - - - 132
----- 3697

From BALTIMORE,
The Hibernia, - - - 150
----- 8857

TO GALWAY,
From NEW-YORK,
The Anne, - - - 700
Peggy, - - - 500
Julian, - - - 391
----- 1561

TO DROGHEDA,
From NEW-YORK,
The Monimia. - - -----800

To DUBLIN,
From NEW-YORK,
The Isabella, - - 700
John, - - - 508
Galway Packet, - - 478
Mary and Susanna, - 462
Lord Camden, - - 560
Duke of Leinster, - - 916
----- 3624
22554

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Carred forward 22554
From PHILADELPHIA,
The Catharine, - - 890
Matty, - - - 428
----- 1318
From BALTIMORE,
The Hope, - - - 236
----- 1554

TO SLIGO,
From NEW-YORK,
The Charlotte, - - 1093
Diana, - - - - 400
----- 1493
From PHILADELPIA,
The Betsey, - - - - 542
----- 2035

TO BELFAST,
From NEW-YORK,
The Jane and Isabella, - 656
James and Mary, - 321
----- 977
From PHILADELPHIA,
The Prosperity, - - - 704
----- 1681

To CORK,
From NEW-YORK,
The Lord Camden, - 440
Mary and Susanna, - 218
Needham, - - - 100
----- 758
From BALTIMORE,
The Potomack, - - 200
----- 958

TO LETTERKENNY,
From PHILADELPHIA,
The Hope, - - - - - 831

To COLERAIN,
From NEW-YORK,
The Betsey and Helen, - - - 750

To LARNE,
From New York,
The James and Mary, - - - 240
Total, - - - 30603
_____

Amount shipped in the Year 1775,
From NEW-YORK - - 19496
From PHILADELPHIA - - 8797
From BALTIMORE, - - 1610
----- 30603
________

Amount shipped in the Year 1774,
From NEW-YORK, - - 15400
From PHILADELPHIA, - - 12160
From BAMYIMORE, - - 2940
----- 30500

As the interest of the North Continent of A-
America may be greatly affected by the con-
duct of any one Colony, and the Assembly
of New-York lately refused even to consider
the Proceedings of the CONTINENTAL CON-
GRESS; it is thought proper, previous to
remarks intended to be hereafter published,
to give a list of the present Legislators of
that Province, which has been lately obtain-
ed from a well informed Friend.

The LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR.
CADWALLADER COLDEN, now in his eighty-eighth
year, and well known for his zeal for issuing the
stamped papers in 1765.

The COUNCIL.
Mr. Horsemanden, The chief Justice, with a salary
of l. sterling per annum, out of the 'American Reve-
nue in the Boston Box, and 300l. per annum allowed by
the assembly, both which he receives.

Mr. Watts, A merchant, and native of New-York, a-
gent for the money contract, and brother in law to Briga-
dier de Lancey.

Mr. De Lancey, Brigadier General of the militia,
and father in law to Sir William Draper, and brother
to Lady Warren, whose daughter married Col. Fitzroy
brother to the Duke of Grafton.

Mr. Apthorp, a native of Boston, son of the late Mr.
Apthorp of that town, related by his wife to Mrs. Gage,
and formerly a contractor.

Mr. Morris, Formerly a Lieutenant Col. in the army,
came here with General Braddock, married Judge Phil-
lips's daughter, and then sold out.

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Mr. Smith, a native of New-York,---a Lawyer,---
son of Judge Smith, deceased, has a son in law in the
army, is uncle to Mrs. Maturin, widow of General
Gage's late Secretary, and has a brother in law at present
Brigadier Major to General Gage.

Mr. Wallace, A merchant from Ireland, greatly con-
nected with the army.

Mr. White, A merchant from England, formerly a-
gent Victualler for the navy, and one of the late Agents

for vending the East-India Company's Tea at the port of
New-York.

Mr. Axtel, a native of Jamaica, descended from Col.
Axtel, who guarded the High Court of Justice, at the
trial of King Charles the First.

Mr. Cruger, son in law to Brigadier de Lancey, a
merchant.

Mr. Jauncey, Son of one of the city mentbers. Ma-
ster of the Rolls. Married a daughter of Mr. Elliot,
Collector of the port of New-York, brother to Sir Gil-
bert Elliot, one of the Carlton house Junto.

THE Present GENERAL ASSEMBLY.
For the City of New-York.

John Cruger the present Speaker, a merchant, uncle
to the Counsellor who married Brigadier de Lancey's
daughter, and to one of the present members for Bristol
in parliament.

James de Lancey, Nephew to Brigadier de Lancey,
and brother in law to Governor Penn.

James Jancey, A merchant, father to the counsellor,
who married Sir Gilbert Elliot's neice.

Jacob Walton, a merchant, brother in law to Mr.
Cruger, the Councellor, and nephew to the Speaker.

RICHMOND County.
Benjamin Seaman, A Shop-keeper, Col. of the mili-
tia, and judge of the county during pleasure, and father
in law to the clerk of the county, who holds his office
likewise during pleasure.

Christopher Billop, A Farmer, who married Col. Sea-
man's daughter.---Also a Col. of the militia.

King's County.
Simon Bærum, Clerk of the county, and one of the
Delegates at the General congress.

John Rappalje, Col. of the militia,---a Farmer.

QUEEN's County.
Zebulon Williams or Seamans, a Farmer, and captain
in the militia.

Daniel Kissam, a Farmer, and Justice of the Peace
during pleasure.

Suffolk County.
Nathaniel Woodbull, a Farmer, Col. of the militia,
and Judge of the Inferior court.

William Nicoll, Clerk of the county---a Lawyer.

WEST-CHESTER County.
Isaac Wilkins, a native of Jamaica, educated under
Dr. Cooper, at the New-York college, now studying Di-
vinity, and intending soon to go home for Episcopal Or-
ders--likewise an intimate friend of Dr. Chandler of E-
lizabeth town.

John Thomas, Judge of the county during pleasure.

Frederick Phillips, Col. of the militia, and brother
in law to Col. Morris, the Counsellor.

Pierre Van Cortlandt, Col. of the militia.

DUTCHESS County.
Dirck Brinckerhoss, a Shop-keeper, and Col. of the
militia.

Leonard Van Cleck, a Shop-keeper, and Col. of the
militia.

ALBANY County.
Peter R. Livingston, Col. of the militia, eldest son of
the Proprietor of the manor of Livingston, and brother
in law to Mr. Duane, one of the Delegates, and nephew
to Philip Livingston, another of the Delegates ; also bro-
ther in law to the Aid de Camp to Lord Piercy, now at
Boston.

Philip Schuyler, Col. of the militia, and first Judge
of Charlotte county.

Jacob H. Ten Eyeck, a Justice of the peace, and fa-
ther to the sheriff of Albany county, both holding their
offices during the pleasure of the Governor.

Abraham Ten Brock, Col. of the militia, uncle to the
Lord of the manor of Renselaerwych, and brother in law
to Philip Livingston, Esq; one of the Delegates at the
Congress.

Jacobus Myndersle, a Farmer of Schenectady.

CUMBERLAND County.
Samuel Wells, Col. of the Militia, Judge of the In-
ferior Court, and father in law to Mr. Gale, Clerk of
that county.

Crean Brush, a native of Ireland, practising the Law
in Cumberland county, who sold the Clerkship of the
county to Judge Well's son in law.

TRYON County.
Guy Johnson, Superintendent of Indian affairs, in
the room of Sir William Johnson, Col. of the militia,
and Judge of the Inferior court.

Hendrick Frey, Col. of the militia, and a Justice of
the Peace.

ULSTER County.
George Clinton, A Lawyer, and clerk of Ulster coun-
ty.

Charles de Witt, a Farmer.

ORANGE County.
John Coe, a Judge of the Inferior Court.

Samuel Gall, a Tavern Keeper at Goshen, and Major
in the militia.

When the grand question was put for considering the
proceedings of the congress, there appeared for taking
them into consideration.
Messrs. Boerum, Nicoll, Schuyler.
Seamans or Williams, Van Cortland, Ten Brock,
Woodhull, Livingston, Clinton.
De Witt,

And against taking them into consideration,
Messrs. Jauncey, Billop, Philipse,
De Lancey, Rappalje, Van Kleck,
Walton, Kislam, Brush.
Col. Seaman, Wilkins,

The other Members, viz. Thomas Brinkerhoss, Ten
Eyck, Myndersse, Wells, Johnson, Frey, and Coe, be-
ing absent, when the question relating to the proceedings
of the congress was proposed, the public must wait for
some future opportunity to be informed of their senti-
ments on the interesting measures of the continent, for
the preservation of the Liberties of America.---

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A correspondent, at the end of this list, raised the
following very pertinent Queries :

First, Whether the great number of crown officers; or
their near relations in the Assembly, is not a proof either
of our extreme negligence of our Liberties, or of the vi-
gilance of government for biassing our members?

Second, Whether though the highest honour is due to
the integrity of so many Gentlemen, who have nobly
risked their offices by their fidelity to the country, is it
not nevertheless a scandal to the province, that we have
as yet no place bill to exclude such from the House of as-
sembly as after an election render themselves dependent
upon the Crown for offices held during pleasure.

Third, Whether from the arbitrary project of the late
parliament for introducing a Council into the Massachu-
setts-Bay, at the pleasure of the crown, it does not ap-
pear to be an indispensable duty firmly to insist upon a
law utterly to exclude the dangerous influence of his Ma-
jesty's council, at all elections for representatives of the
people.

EUROPEAN INTELLIGENCE.
WARSAW, December, 29. They write from
Moldavia, that the Russians are there still, but
they will pass the Niester the 21st of this month, 40,000
of that army will remain in Poland, 4000 of which are to
be quartered in the invirons of this city.

HAMBURGH, December 16. A private Letter
from Munich mentions, that a courier from Rome brought
an account that Cardinal Anthony Eugenius Visconti,
formerly Nuncio at the Court of Vienna is elected POPE,
and that he proposed keeping the name of Eugenius.

TURIN, December 14. When King George II. of
Great Britain died, the Republic of Venice sent two Am-
bassadors to London, to compliment King George III.
and they made a public entry upon that occasion. Upon
the death of the King of Spain two Ambassadors were
sent and the same ceremony performed at Madrid. Upon
the death of the King of Sardinia, the Republic of Venice
sent but one Ambassador to Turin, and the court would
not permit him to make his public entry, but complained
to the Republic on one Ambassador being only sent. The
Republic delayed giving any answer so long, that in the
interim Louis the XV. died, and two Ambassadors were
sent to Paris, who made their public entry there, and
complimented Louis the XVI. The court of Turin could
not but look upon these proceedings as an insult, and ac-
cordingly his Sardinian Majesty ordered it to be signified
to the Ambassador from Venice, that he must appear no
more at Court, upon which he set off without any further
ceremony for Venice.---This is looked upon as the
prelude to a rupture between the two courts, and as in-
tended to justify same measures at present upon the car-
pet, between the King of Sardinia and his allies.

LEGHORN, November 29. The rebels who forced
their way through a body of troops under Colonel Du-
bourg, and reached an inaccessible hold in the Pieve of
Casicua, after the Colonel retired, who were joined by
several other parties, to the number of 400 and immedi-
ately began fresh impredations; they burnt three villages,
carried off a quantity of provisions, and took a party of
soldiers (35) whom they met with, prisoners; they are
headed by a nephew of the famous Giaseri, who is said to
be possessed of all his uncle's warlike qualities: he has just
issued a proclamation, summoning every Corsican able to
bear arms, to repair to him; the French keep the passes
too closely guarded for this to be of any effect, those who
are with him have bound themselves in the most solemn
manner, to contend for their liberty to the last drop of
blood. It is said that the Count de Marboeuf intends to
block them up in an effectual manner which is the only
way they can be subdued, as the retreat is of such a na-
ture, that 100 men may beat 10,000.

HAGUE, Dec. 26. Mr. M. Rossignal, Consul from
this republic in Barbary, has sent advice to the States
General, that the King of Morocco has haughtily refused
and returned the presents their high Mightinesses sent
him; at the same time complaining that they made very
light of his friendship, because he knew very well they had
sent more considerable presents to the little States of Al-
giers, Tunis, and Tripoli, which in some degree, were de-
pendent upon him; and therefore, to shew his resentment
of this behaviour, he had declared war against the Re-
public.

"A treaty is now much talked of here, which has
been kept very secret these four years. The treaty in
question was concluded in 1774 between the House of
Austria and the Ottoman Porte by which the latter en-
gaged to pay the former 20,000 purses of piastres contain-
ing 500 piastres each; which makes a sum of 10,000,000
piastres. Four thousand purses were stipulated to be paid
as the treaty was signed, and the remaining fifteen thou-
sand at two equal payments at four months distance, and
the Porte likewise agreed to give up part of Moldavia and
Wallachia, upon the confines of the grand Duchy of
Transylvania and the bannat of Temeswaer. In return
the House of Austria engaged to maintain a considerable
army upon the frontier (as she has actually done to the
great astonishment of all the world) and to recover all that
the Porte should lose during the war with Russia, &c.

PARIS, Dec. 16. The Royal audience, at which, by
the King's order, all the Princes, Dukes and Peers at-
tended, and by invitation all the Bishops of the diocese
of Paris, as Honorary Counsellors, was extremely brilliant.
They ratified and confirmed the registry of all the edicts
passed in the bed of justice without any alteration. The
pre eminence of the Grand Council was acknowledged,
and likewise the obedience due from the parliament to
the King's edicts. These edicts and declarations formed
by the Minister are for the future to be communicated to
the Attorney and Solicitor General before they are brought
to be registered, in order to prevent remonstrances, which
always tend to the disputing of authority, and prove as
disagreeable to the King as to his subjects.

“We have been upon the point of suppressing all the
old ministry; but their is one that braves opposition.

"Advice has been received, that three English frigates;
stationed in America, have seized upon two of our mer-
chant ships, laden with military stores and French manu-
factures. The Captain had the precaution to throw their
papers overboard before they were taken: and we flatter
ourselves, that if they are able to prove that they failed

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before the King's Orders activated at the port they came
from, they will be released. Some accounts set forth,
that they are two Dutch ships under French colours; be
this as it will, both the English and Dutch Ambassadors
have had some talk with the ministry upon this affair,
since which they have sent couriers to their respective
courts.

LONDON, DECEMBER 31,
IT is said that a plan is now agitating in the Cabinet to
conciliate matters between the Mother-country and
America, by repealing the disagreeable acts, and admit-
ting them to be represented by 80 members in the House
of Commons.

On Tuesday last a copy of the petition from the Ame-
rican Congress to the King, was delivered to Lord Dart-
mouth for the purpose of shewing it to the King, before
it is represented to him by the agents. It contains a slate
of grievances, a solicitation for the removal of evil coun-
sellors, and a claim that the colonies are exempt from
taxation by the British parliament.

Besides the petition to the King from the American
congress it is said there is one from the same body to the
house of Commons.

The greatest secrecy and silence is ordered to be kept
on the affairs of America; and it is reported that some
very disagreeable advices had within these few days been
received from Boston, which have been managed with so
much privacy that few or none of the contents have tran-
spired to the people in office.

It was yesterday reported on the Exchange, that some
arms, ammunition, and field-pieces, have lately been land-
ed in North-America, by a French ship.

They write from Constantinople that the entry of the
Austrian troops into Moldavia was the cause of much spe-
culation, but the mystery of this proceeding of the court
of Vienna is now unraveled, as it is known that the rea-
son of it was on account of the territory which these
troops occupy being ceded to the Emperor of Germany,
by a late treaty concluded between that Court and the
Porte.

Letters from Gibraltar advise, that the Emperor of
Morocco has ordered all his small corsairs into his ports
in order to lay them up, and the crews are for manning
some large ships which he has built; so that it is expected
he will have a very powerful fleet in the Mediterranean
early in the spring.

Letters from Warsaw, dated Nov. 2, say, "The de-
legation has at last regulated every thing regarding the
Permanent Council. It is to consist of four departments,
the first composed of two councellors, one Secretary, and
one Copyst, is to have the charge of all the different con-
cerns which come before the Marshals of the crown and
Lithuania. The Second is charged with what relates to
the Police, and all under departments are to bring in their
reports to it. The third comprehends the military; the
whole power of which is vested in the Grand General, on
condition of bringing all his reports to be examined by
the State. The fourth, composed of two Senators, two
Councellors, one Referendary of the Crown, and one of
Lithuania, is to have the care of the correspondence with
Foreign powers.

"It has been proposed to the Delegation to change all
the cavalry, except the guards of the crown, and of the
Grand General, into regiments of infantry, and to re-
form the infantry which is now in use. It is said that
Prince Adam Czartorinski, General of Podolia, will be
appointed General of Lithuania.

Dec. 30. Last night the French Secretary of embassy
had a conference with Lord Rochford, on the subject of
some dispatches from the court of Versailles, as had like-
wise the Dutch minister.

Some private and interesting intelligence was yesterday
received from Gibraltar, which was immediately sent to
his Majesty at St. James's.

The postscript of a letter from Gibraltar says, Our
Consul arrived here after being pursued by the Moors,
who waited to detain him, upon account of some misun-
derstanding between him and the Emperor, by whom he
is said to have been shamefully treated.

Last night a commission passed the Great Seal, consti-
tuting and appointing Guy Carleton, Esq; Captain Ge-
neral and Governor in and over the province of Quebec,
with all its dependencies, with greater power than in the
former commission which is superseded.

Also a commission of the same kind, appointing Com-
modore Shuldham, Governor of Newfoundland, thereby
revoking his former commission.

Private letters from Paris say, that the French hav-
ing had so great a demand for teas and other goods in A-
merica, they intend to send out four more ships this year
than they have done for some years past, viz. two to Chi-
na and two to Bengal.

Orders are given for several frigates to be fitted out im-
mediately at Portsmouth, to sail for America, to te sta-
tione there in order to cruize along the coasts, to prevent
the French sending any ammunition or arms to the Ame-
ricans, it having been discovered that they have carried on
that trade and taken in return wheat and other grain;
by which means they have full granaries in every sea port
town in France.

Extract of a letter from Madrid, Dec. 10.
"It is computed that we have near 500 foreigners at
work in our yards, above half of whom are English and
Irish; and our marine is upon so good a footing, that when
the men of war upon our stocks are finished, the navy
will consist of 74 ships of the line, 12 frigates, and 22
smaller vessels; which I make no doubt will enable us in
a very short time to give a good account of the Bar-
barians.”

Extract of a letter from the Hague, Dec. 23.
" Orders are given to fit out six more frigates as soon
as possible to cruize in the Mediterranean; and it is assu-
red that this republic will make it a common cause with
Spain, to chastise the insolence of the King of Morocco."

Dec. 31. They write from Cadiz, that four regiments
of Spanish troops are expected there, to embark on board
some men of war going to Africa, in order to attempt
something against the moors, who it is said have blocked
up Ceuta, with 50,000 men.

There are at this time in the two Prussias 70,000: well
disciplined troops; and letters from Cracow advise, that
a large body of Prussian troops, with a train of artillery
is now in the neighbourhood of that city.

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Letters from Cadiz mention, that the fleets of the Bar-
bary States are become so powerful in the Mediterranean,
that the Spanish ships are often obliged to shelter at Gib-
raltar and Mahon.

They write from Madrid, that the greatest preparations
are making it every part of that kingdom, to carry on
the war with great vigour.

Advice is received that the Faircloth, Captain Stamer,
belonging to America, after an obstinate fight of three hours,
wherein the Captain was killed, is taken by a small Spa-
nish guarda costa in Glover's reef, near the Bay of Hon-
duras, and carried into Campeachy, where the crew are
imprisoned.

GLASGOW, JANUARY 5.
WE hear that his Grace the Duke of Argyle, is going
to establish a manufacture of woolen cloth in the town of
Inverary; the gentlemen in the county of Argyle are now
at great pains in introducing a proper breed of sheep,
for the improvement of their wool, an object so material
to the country, and for which the Highlands of Scotland
are well adapted. It were to be wished that the nobility
and gentlemen of Scotland would follow the example of
the patriotic Duke above mentioned, and spend their
money in encouraging industry and agriculture in their
native country, in place of squandering it away abroad in
folly and dissipation. This laudable conduct would soon
put a stop to the emigrations so frequent of late, and
would also increase population, the true wealth of a coun-
try, for there is no axiom truer than this, Find employ-
ment, and nature will find men.

BOSTON, FEBRUARY 16.
We hear from Falmouth in Casco-Bay, that one day
last week as four or five men belonging to the Gaspee (one
of the armed cutters, on the American station) were at-
tempting to go ashore in the boat, were fired at from the
vessel and one of them killed; they however landed with
the dead body, and a jury of inquest was summoned who
brought in their verdict Wilful Murder; upon which the
proper civil officers went off with intent to secure the mur-
derer, but were not permitted to go on board,

NEW-YORK, FEBRUARY 9.
Extract of a letter from a gentleman in Boston; to his
friend in this city; dated Feb. 1, 1775.
"The day appointed by the Provincial Congress for a
public thanksgiving, a number of persons in this town
shewed their disapprobation thereto, by opening their shops
as usual, for which they were treated in a uncivil manner,
and those persons were said to be Quakers. I therefore
think it my duty, as an honest, impartial, andmost un-
biassed member of that community, and one who wishes
nothing more ardently than that a true, fair, and candid
representation of facts might appear, to assure thee, and
I can of my own certain knowledge assure thee; that it is
a most malicious and injurious falsehood, and no doubt,
propagated by the base enemies of our invaluable consti-
tutional rights and privileges, for the most vile and ma-
levolent purposes---for I do well know, that the Friends
in this town, did not open their shops on said thanksgiv-
ing day, nor have I heard any thing unfriendly or uncivil
uttered by any of the inhalzitants of this town against
them, as a people, for many years; but, on the contra-
ry, I do most certainly know, that they are always, and
on all occasions, treated with full as much (and I think
more) catholic tenderness, friendly and neighbourly kind-
ness and affection, than persons of any other sect or deno-
mination amongst us.

We are informed by a Gentleman just arrived from
South Carolina, that the cold was so great there on the
12th of this month, that the ponds were frozen an inch
thick.

Last Monday the Committee of Observation met. It
was proposed that they should nominate Delegates to the
Continental Congress, for the approbation of the city and
county, but being opposed, the final resolution of the
Committee was deferred until next meeting.

Last week orders were received from Virginia for the
purchase of as large a quantity of arms as can be procured
in this city.

We are informed by a Captain of a vessel who arrived a
few days ago from Antigua, that Admiral Parry, with
the royal squadron under his command, on that station,
has received orders to sail for Boston, where this gentle-
man, will be second in command, as he is a junior Vice
Admiral of the flag to Admiral Greaves; the Gentleman
who brought this advice, added, that he heard Admiral
Parry himself declare the above destination of his Maje-
sty’s ships.

A Negro plot has been lately discovered at Esopus, two
of the principals have been detected and confessed that
their design was to convey ammunition to the Indians,
and to set fire to Esopus, Marble-town and other places.

By Captain Quill, who arrived here yesterday in thirty
days from the Bay of Honduras, we learn that the inha-
bitants of that place are about to send a donation of one
hundred thousand feet of Mahogany, to be sold in Eu-
rope, for the relief of the poor of Boston.

On Tuesday last, between twelve and one o'clock, the
new hospital at Ranelagh, a large pile of building lately e-
rected and nearly finished, was discovered to be on fire; the
workmen being all gone to dinner, and the rooms lumbered
with combustible materials, the flames spread so fast that
before any help could be called, they were got to too great
a height to be suppressed, and the whole wooden part of
the building, the erecting of which had been the work of
many months, was, in about an hour, reduced to ashes.
It is unknown by what means the accident happened, but
it is supposed that the shavings might have been left too
near the fire. It is hoped, however, that charity, which
reared this structure, will cause another to spring from its
ashes, for the relief of the distressed poor.

PROVIDENCE, (Rhode Island) Feb. 4.
Mr. Caleb Wheaton, who some time since was obliged
to quit this town for industriously vindicating the mea-
sures of the ministry, returning here from Rehoboth the
beginning of this week, which place he had likewise been
obliged to leave; and yesterday a number of the inhabi-
tants paid him a second visit, to remind him of their
request, when he thought proper: to make a precipitate

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flight.---So may all the enemies to America become desti-
tute of a resting place for the soles of their feet.

Feb. 18. A spirit for military discipline continues to
reign here, and the zeal with which the inhabitants have
engaged therein reflects on them the highest credit; not
a day passes (Sundays excepted) but some of the compa-
nies are under arms, and such whose business will not
permit their attendance in the day time, repair to the
Court house in the evening, to perfect themselves in the
exercise and maneuvers, at which they are already very
expert.---A like laudable spirit continues to prevail in the
country, where most of the companies lately formed are
little inferior to regular troops.---So well convinced are
the people, that the complexion of the times renders a
knowledge of the military art indispensably necessary.

A correspondent has sent us the following:
"We have certain information from Middletown, in
the colony of Connecticut, that Deacon Joseph Coe,
Capt. David Coe, Isaac Miller, and Elihu Stone, of that
place, have freed their Negroes, five in number, being
healthy, able bodies, faithful persons. It is to be hoped
that an example so worthy of imitation, by being publi-
shed, may have some influence on all who are now nobly
preparing to avoid a state of slavery, less grievous than
that of Negroes, with which this country is threatened,
even at the risk of their lives, and all they hold dear on
earth. It must bring conviction to all who have any just
conceptions of the natural rights of men, who all come
into the world on equal footing as to natural liberty; the
denial of this grand truth sets up a tyrant as easily as a
master of slaves, more especially must this truly christian
sacrifice of self interest (falsly so called) to truth and righ-
teousness, powerfully affect all who prefers to have been
set free by the gospel of Christ, and yet live in the daily
known sin of slave keeping.---Be it likewise published to
the world, that the Rev. Mr. Benedict, of said town,
with many other clergymen of Connecticut, have borne a
constant testimony, both in their public and private ca-
pacities, against the infamous practise of slave keeping.
Greatly is it to be wished, that all preachers of christia-
nity, the most pure and glorious system of morals, and
philosophic truth, as well as matters of faith and myste-
ries peculiar to itself, would thus fulfil the christian law
of love and universal benevolence, both in word and
deed.

NEWPORT, Feb. 13. We are informed that there
was but one Tory in all New-Shoreham, on the 30th
January, at which time the sons of Liberty had a meeting
and requested him to renounce his wicked principles, but
he refusing, they began to enquire for some tar and fea-
thers, which not being ready at hand, they took some fish
gurry and made a beginning to give him a new coat; up-
on which he frankly confessed he was no tory, had acted
only from a spirit of opposition, and despised, and hated
a real Tory as much as he did a highway-robber, or the
devil, their principles and practices being exactly simi-
lar, and tending to the same end, viz. That of plundering
and enslaving mankind. He promised to support the li-
berties of his country for the future, and was ta-
ken into the favour of his townsmen.

It is now determined that the ship Beulah mentioned in
our last, shall return to London in two days with all her
Cargo, agreeable to the Resolves of the Congress.

Feb. 20. By a Gentleman just arrived from the West
Indies, we are informed, that the inhabitants of the
Windward Islands are warm friends to American liberty :
That they much approve of the proceedings of the conti-
nental Congress, and will cheerfully suffer the incovenien-
cies of the non-exportation agreement, as they conceive
it will have a very great tendency to engage the inhabi-
tants of Great-Britain in favour of America.

This harbour, and Fogland Ferry, is very narrow
watched, by the Rose frigate, and the Swan sloop.

A Gentleman lately from Boston, informs that the sol-
diers are very sickly and die fast ; that he counted up-
wards of two hundred soldiers graves, and was credibly
informed that there had often been 3. 4. and 5 buried in
one grave; that our brethren in that insulted town, were
in high spirits, and undauntedly determined to hold out

to the last extremity.

NEW - LONDON, FEBRUARY 17.
The other evening, two of the inhabitants of a place
lately known and called by the name of Ridgefield, put
up in a public house in Weathersfield, and entering in-
to conversation, boldly justified the vote of said town
of Ridgefield, in disapproving of the doings of the con-
tinental congress; and proceeded far in supporting court
doctrines of passive obedience to parliament, &c. which
being taken notice of by a number of Gentlemen pre-
sent, they considered it in effect as a direct breach of
the association of the congress, and thereupon voted,
that in their opinion it was proper that these persons
should be returned the way from whence they came,
under safe conduct from town to town, to the said
place lately known by the said name of Ridgefield ;
and that all honest and true men to their country might
know and avoid them, proper persons were appointed
by the meeting instantly to attend them as far as Far-
mington, on their return; and there to acquaint the
inhabitants of their behaviour, and leave them, to their
farther transportation, as is usual, and as by law is
provided, in cases of strolling idiots, lunatics, &c. A
letter was accordingly wrote to the Gentlemen at Far-
mington, representing their unhappy and desperate si-
tuation, which was signed by the principle gentlemen
present, and the unhappy men, properly escorted, set
off at nine o'clock amidst the, hisses, groans, &c. of a
respectable concourse of people, the populace following
them out of town, beating a dead march. Not the least
violence, was offered, but the whole was conducted with
the utmost regularity; and the company dispersed fully
resolved that as no one of those principles is supposed now
to be an inhabitant of that town, it shall be their care and
attention that no such shall be hereafter tolerated within
it, not even for a night.

ANTIGUA, January 25.
WE have received the following melancholy account
of a storm which happened at Madeira, by Capt.
George Keys, just arrived here, and whose ship was lost in
it: On the 8th of December last, the gale came on,
which obliged all the shipping then in the bay to put to
sea, among which a large Dutch ship bound for Surinam,

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was drove ashore and totally lost; also a Portuguese brig-
posed to have foundered at Sea.

On the 17th, being fine weather, and the wind easterly,
the shipping all returned to anchor in the bay of Fonchall.
It continued fair till Sunday the 18th about 3 o'clock,
P.M. when a sudden and heavy squall came on from the
south, and continued to blow with such unrelenting fury,
as to prevent the shipping getting out, attended with
thunder, lightning and rain.

About midnight, six sail out of seven were dashed in
pieces, their names as follow: The Aurora, Capt. George
Keys, from London; ship lost, with three of his hands,
the Capt. happily was ashore. The Betsy Gregg, Capt.
John Griffiths, vessel lost, the Captain with the whole
crew, in number fifteen, perished. The Peggy and Betsey,
from Maryland, Captain Lewes, ship lost, the crew saved.
A Danish ship, Capt. Bee, the vessel lost, fourteen hands,
and one woman passenger perished, the Captain being a-
shore his life was saved. Two Portuguese vessels, the
Commanders and crews leaving them in the beginning
of the gale, saved their lives, the vessels totally lost,
Capt. Stewart, of the ship Dawkins; from London for
Jamaica, was the only vessel that rode out the storm,
having parted one cable, and the other near going, when
the dreadful tempest abated. So terrible and treinendous
a gale has never been known in the memory of the oldest
man living in Madeira.

NORFOLK, March 8. 1775.
We are informed that ADIEL MILBY, Esq; one of
the Burgesses for Northampton County, Eastern-Shore,
attempting to get up a tree had left his gun rested on the
trunk, the piece by accident went immediately off, and un-
fortunately killed him on the spot.

A REBUS.
ONE THOUSAND POUNDS
REWARD.
LOST LAST NIGHT.

TAKE the Name of a Town on the Med
Way in KENT,
The first Syllable add to one Third of Intent:
To these add the Part where the Senses com-
bine;
You'll discover the LOSS at which I repine!
DOROTHY KILLDOODLE.

ADVERTISEMENTS.

FOR SALE.
A SCHOONER, two Years old; Bur-
then about twenty three hundred Bu-
shels. For Terms apply to
PHRIPP & BOWDOIN.
Norfolk, March 15, 1775. (2) 41

AS the Subscriber intends to leave this
Place soon, Those to whom he is in-
debted, will be paid in such Goods as he ge-
nerally makes or mends. And those who have
Materials or Goods to make or mend in his
Hands, are desired to send or call for them,
within ten Days from the Date hereof.
HENRY VANAL, Cutler.
Norfolk, March 16, 1775. (3) 41

NOTICE is hereby given, that the Sub-
scriber forewarns all Persons from Cut-
ting or Carting on her Plantation, lying on
the Southern Branch; Likewise the Procession
Masters from processioning the Line now made;
without giving Notice to her at Hampton.
JUDITH HERBERT.
March 14, 1775. (3) 41

GOODS and Houshold FURNITURE
For SALE
THE Subscriber will leave the Colony soon, and is
now selling off her stock of Goods, (cheap for ready
money,) at her. Shop in Church-Street.---They consist of
Women's Quilted PETTICOATS, CAMBLETS, DURANTS,
CALLIMANCOES, TEMMY's, Scarlet CLOAKS, Mens and
Womens STOCKINGS of various sorts, Millenary Wares,
likewise many other Articles, too tedious to enumerate.

Also Houshold furniture, such as Feather Beds, Blan-
kets, Bed Linen. Looking Glasses, Chairs, Tables, &c.

The Goods and Furniture have been lately imported
from London, are fashionable, and in good condition.
JANE WELLS.
NORFOLK March 14, 1775

WANTED
JOURNEYMEN WEAVERS. that are acquainted
with any of the following Branches, viz. Weaving of
Cotton Velvets, Velverets, Thicksets, Jeans, Fustians,
Dimothy's, Counterpanes, Linen, Damask, Diaper,
Gauze, Lawn, or Woolens : Such will meet with good
encouragement by applyng to
GARDINER FLEMING
NORFOLK March 15, 1775 (ts) 41
N. B. The different pieces or patterns, when difficult,
troublesome, or intricate; will be prepared and mounted
for them.

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P O E T R Y.
Claudian. De Raptu Proserpinæ. Book 2d.
The description of PROSERPINE weeping.

O'ER all the rooms a pleasant silence reigns
Attentive to the nymph's melodious strains;
Whilst for her mother she in vain designs
A curious gift, which in its lustre shines
Her greatest skill.---First with the needle's trace,
She mark'd each element its proper place;
Shew'd how, when all things dark confusion hid,
From Chaos order rose, as nature bid
Here tow'rds their centres various atoms tend,
The Heavier sink, the lighter swift ascend:
The æther look'd inflamed with glowing heat;
Below, the waves in murmuring surges beat;
There the earth hung, self balanced in its seat.
Nor was one colour thro' the tapestry seen,
The stars were gold, the waters flow'd in green;
Gem's grac'd the coast for rocks: her thread so well
She plac'd, the billows seem to foam and swell;
You'd think you heard them with an echoing roar
Dash the sea-weed against the founding shore,
And murm'ring o'er the sands their current pour.

Five zones she adds to make the work compleat,
The middle raging with the dog star's heat:
By too much fun, (such was her wondrous art,)
The loom look'd parch,d and dry'd in every part.
On either side the temperate zones appear,
Where milder seasons grace the circling year.
Near the web's utmost bounds you might behold
The regions curst with everlasting cold:
There winter reign'd in all its horrors drest,
And e'en the threads a frozen hue exprest.
Next hell's grim Tyrant's gloomy court she drew,
And brought his hid dominions out to view:
When a forbidding prodigy ensu'd:
For sudden tears her beauteous cheeks bedew'd
Now round the borders of the web began
The waves to flow, and close the destin'd plan:
When three goddesses approach'd the room,
Whom the nymph seeing rose, and left her loom;
Surpriz'd at guests divine, a purple red,
[illegible] of modesty, her cheeks bespred;
with such a blush no ivory can vie,
By Lydian virgins stain'd with Tyrian dye.

THE Subscriber sells by Wholesale and
Retail, all Sorts of DRUGS and ME-
DICINES at a low Advance; for READY
MONEY.---He wants a Quantity of Virgi-
nia SNAKE ROOT well cured; for which
he will give five Shillings current Money of
VIRGINIA, per Pound.---He wants also a
Quantity of BEES WAX, for which he will
give eighteen Pence per Pound.
ALEX. GORDON.
Norfolk, February 28, 1775. (3) 39.

SAMUEL BLEWES,
From BIRMINGHAM
At his Shop, in Church-Street, NORFOLK.
MAKES and Sells all sorts of Locks, Hinges, large
Press Screws for Clothiers &c. He has lately en-
gaged able Tradesmen from LONDON, whom he employs
in finishing Cheaps and Tongues for Buckles, in the most
elegant, fashionable and compleat manner; in general he
performs every thing belonging to the White-Smiths bus-
iness. The PUBLIC may be assured that what the Sub-
scriber undertakes, he will be punctual in executing, and
studious to give Satisfaction; and they may depend on
being reasonably charged.

SAMUEL BLEWES.
NORFOLK March 8, 1775. 4 40

N. B. He makes Strong Locks for Prisons or Stores,
that cannot be pick'd; from four Dollars, to five Pounds.

Also marking Irons of any size or dimension, for bran-
ding Casks &c.

WHEREAS the Partnership of CHISHOLM
and HOLSTEAD, by mutual Consent
of the Parties, will be dissolved on the 10th
Day of April next: All those Persons who
have any Demands against them or the Sub-
scriber, are desired to apply for Payment; and
those indebted, to pay off their several Balan-
ces immediately, or give Bond.---It is ex-
pected that all Concerned, will duly regard
this Notice; save themselves Expences, and me
the Trouble and Inconveniency of making per-
sonal Application.---This is the more necessary,
as I intend to leave the Colony soon, and am
the only proper Person to settle the Business I
have transacted.
LATIMER HOLSTEAD.
Norfolk, Feb. 28, 1775. (3) 39

WANTED TO CHARTER.
A SHIP that will carry from 150 to 200
Thousand of LUMBER to load here
for JAMAICA, and from thence to proceed to
the Bay of HONDURAS, to load LOGWOOD
and MAHOGANY for LONDON, apply to
INGLIS & LONG.
Norfolk, March 1, 1775. (3), 39

FOR SALE about three Thousand Bus-
shels of WHEAT; for Terms apply to
ALEX. LOVE.
Norfolk, March 1, 1775 (ts) 39

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On the 10th Day of April next, will be sold
to the highest Bidder, our Lots and Improve-
ments thereon, lying on CRAWFORD Street,
in the Town of PORTSMOUTH, in three
following Parcels, and under these Circum-
stances, viz.

A Street of thirty Feet wide is to run
through them from North to South,
parallel with Crawford Street, and 210 Feet
or thereabouts to the Eastward thereof.-----
The Southerly LOT to contain seventy three
Feet on Crawford Street, and be bounded by
the Creek, that divides the Towns of Ports-
mouth and Gosport to the South, and the
middle Division to the North.-----The middle
LOT to contain eighty Feet on Crawford
Street, and be bounded by the North and
South Lots.-----The North LOT to con-
tain seventy three Feet on Crawford Street,
and be bounded by the middle Division and
South Street.-----The PURCHASER of the
middle LOT is to have the Privilege of bring-
ing and heaving down any Ship at his Wharf;
provided he covers no more of the other two
than is necessary, and not more of the one
than the other.-----The Advantages at-
tending these Lotts in point of Situation, Wa-
ter, and every Thing else that can recommend
them are so well known, that any Thing fur-
ther on this Head would be unnecessary.

Credit will be allowed the Purchasers, until
the 10th, of April 1776; upon giving Bond
and Security to
ALEX. LOVE.
BENNET BROWN.
NIEL JAMIESON, & Co.
PORTSMOUTH, Feb. 15, 1775. (6) 37

IF JOHN FOWLER, (Son of John
Fowler late of Wapping Street LON-
DON, Sand-man) be alive, and see this Ad-
vertisement, He is desired forthwith to apply,
or write to Capt. David Ross, Commander of
the Ship Betsey, now lying at Norfolk, who
will thereupon inform him of matters greatly
to his Advantage: Or if he will send a power
of Attorney to Mr. Michael Henley of Wap-
ping Merchant, constituting him Agent, or
Trustee to Act for him, till he can come to
England himself, and who will secure his inhe-
ritance for him.-----Mr. Henley having
been an intimate acquaintance of his late Fa-
ther, will forward his Affairs.

Any Person who can give an account of said
John Fowler, so as he may be found, or wrote
to; or if dead, will transmit an attested ac-
count of his death and burial, when, and where,
properly certified.-----All Charges and Ex-
pences attending the same, besides a handsome
Reward will be paid by applying to Capt.
Ross, or JOHN BROWN, & Co.

N. B. The above John Fowler went from England
as a Servant, about six or seven years ago, to some part
of North-America.
NORFOLK, February 23, 1775.

FOR SALE,
A Tract of well timbered Land, contain-
ing about four Hundred and fifty Acres,
in the County of Currituck, North-Carolina;
Distant twenty four Miles from Norfolk, ad-
joining to the Lands of Messrs. Francis Wil-
liamson, and Tatem Wilson.-----Credit will
be given, and the Times of Payment made
easy.-----For further Particulars, apply at
Belville, to Thomas Macknight, Esq; or at
Norfolk, to JAMES PARKER.

N. B. The Subscriber wants a Negro
or Mulatto Boy, used to taking Care of Hor-
ses, for which he will give Ready MONEY.
Norfolk, March 9, 1774. (3) 40.

RUN AWAY
FROM the Subscriber, the 11th of last month, a Ne-
gro fellow named DANIEL; he is thick and well
set, about five feet 5 or 6 inches high, has a scar under
one of his eyes, a gloomy countenance; Is about 22 years
of Age, and has a yellow Complexion; seldom looks
one in the face: He is used to the Bay trade, is much
addicted to gaming; it is suspected he will endeavour to
pass for a free man.-----Had on when he went off, a
Fearnought Jacket, a pair of old blue cloth Breeches and
an oznabrig shirt: But as he is an old offender, it is pro-
bable he will change his Clothes.

Whoever takes up said Negro and delivers him to me
or secures him so that I may get him again, if within
the Colony, shall receive a Reward of Three POUND, &
if taken out of it Five POUND from
JOHN HAYNIE
NORTHUMBERLAND Count March 4th, 1775.

N. B. All Masters of Vessels and Others, are forbid
employing, harbouring, or carrying of said Negro at their
Peril. (3) 40

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DECEMBER 7th, 1774.
I delivered to DANIEL COTTERAL, Skipper
of a small Schooner; sundry Goods for Mr.
JOHN MILLS, viz. Three Hogsheads
Rum, a Barrel Broun Sugar, one Tierce Spi-
rits, two Kegs Barley, and a bundle of Cut-
lery: these ought to have been delivered at
COLCHESTER. Also two hundred Bushels
Wheat, and one Tierce Spirits; for Mr. Ri-
CHARD GRAHAM at DUMFRIES.---After
the said Cotteral had taken on board the Goods
above mentioned, he took in a Cask of Sadle-
ry, two baskets Cheese, one Cask Loaf Sugar,
and some other Goods, from Mr. James Mills,
at Urbanna; which were also to have been de-
livered to Mr. John Mills at Colchester; Mr.
JOHN Mills informed me by letter dated the
16th instant, that the said Vessel or Goods have
not yet appeared there. I therefore apprehend
that the said Vessel is carried off by one Isaac
Boston, who was a Sailor belonging to said
Schooner: and went off while the Skipper
COTTERAL was on shore.

Mr. JOHN MILLS desires me to make
this publication, and to offer a reward of Twen-
ty Pounds, for apprehending and securing
said Vessel and Cargoe; or Five POUNDS, for
the Man who carried her off.-----Boston is a-
bout 43 years of age, full six feet high, wears a
cut wig. His hair of a sandy colour, he had a
son in the Vessel with him, about 15 or 16 years
of age. He has two Brothers and a Sister, liv-
ing on Pocomoake river Maryland, and it is
supposed he has gone that way: he resided
there lately. The Vessel has been of late
sheathed and cieled, her quarter deck is cove-
red over with old canvas; she had no spring
stay or shrouds, her frame is mulberry; the re-
ward will be paid by applying either to Mr.
JAMES MILLS at Urbanna, JOHN MILLS at
Colchester; SAMUEL JONES at Cedar Point
or JOHN CORRIE.

TAPPAHANNOCK 20th January, 1775.

BARTHOLOMEW LEPETIT, Dancing MA-
STER, begs Leave to Address himself to each Gentle-
men and Ladies, that may be willing to encourage him
in that Branch of Education; by informing them, that
he has opened a SCHOOL at Mr. NICHOLAS GAU-
TIERS in Church Street, and intends (should he meet
with Encouragement sufficient to enable him to reside
here) to continue Teaching every Saturday: Those that
are inclinable to commit any young Gentlemen or Ladies
to his Care, may depend on having the strictest Attention
paid in every Respect, to Qualify them in that gen-
teel Accomplishment, and the Favour will be gratefully
acknowledged: He proposes also opening a School at
Portsmouth, on Thursday the 16th March, where he has
a very convenient Room for that Purpose, at Mrs.
BELL's.

N. B. Having tanght the FRENCH for sometime in this
Country as well as in LONDON, where he studied under
an able French-Master, with some little Share of Ap-
plause: he doubts not but it will be sufficient to recom-
mend him to such as would chuse to learn that agreeable
LANGUAGE, and at the same Time desirous to be in-
formed of its peculiar Niceties; whom he will take plea-
sure in waiting upon, either at Home or Abroad.---His<
Terms are; for DANCING, 20s. per Quarter, and two
Dollars entrance.-----For FRENCH, 30s. per Quar-
ter, and a Pistole entrance. Attendance three Times a
Week. Norfolk, March, 9, 1775. (2) 40

The Imported HORSE, Young CARVER,
FOUR years old this Summer, stands at the Subscribers
at the Great-Bridge; Covers Mares, at 30 Shillings
the Leap, or three Pounds the Season.-----Good Pastu-
rage, (but none warranted to return if Stolen or Srayed.)

CARVER, was got by old CARVER, a Horse the
property of his Majesty, by the famous York-Shire Lake
Mare, Lady-Legs. For further Particulars,---See the
Horse. CHARLES MAYLE.
March 8th, 1775.(ts) 40

KEYSER'S celebrated PILLS.
FOR removing and eradicating the most
confirmed Venereal Disorders, are to be
sold at the Printing-Office. (Printed directions
for using them, may be had gratis.

For S A L E
BEST Surinam Molasses; in Hogsheads,
Tierces and Barrels.
PHRIPP & BOWDOIN.
NORFOLX March 14, 1775.

TO THE PUBLIC,
THE Subscriber opens his DANCING
SCHOOL, at the Masons Hall on Friday,
the 17th instant: He solicits the GENTLEMEN,
and LADIES of NORFOLK, for their interest
in tutoring their CHILDREN in that BRANCH,
and may be assured that all due ATTENDANCE
will be given to satisfy THEM,
JOHN NEWTON COOKE.
Norfolk, March 10. 1775. (3) 41.

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“The Virginia Gazette, or, The Norfolk Intelligencer. Number 41, Thursday, March 16, 1775,” Special Collections, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed January 27, 2022, https://cwfjdrlsc.omeka.net/items/show/519.

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