The Virginia Gazette. Number 22, June 30, 1775

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The Virginia Gazette. Number 22, June 30, 1775



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MADRID, March 28.
LETTERS from Cadiz, Carthagena,
Barcelona, and Malaga, mention
that they employ all possible diligence in
preparing great armaments, which are to
be in readiness by the 15th of April, for a
secret expedition.

LONDON, April 20.
THE means which the avaricious, faith-
less Dutch, have devised, we hear,
to evade their late proclamation, prohibit-
ing their subjects from trading with our
American colonies, as well as the private
assurances given to Sir Joseph Yorke, our
minister at the Hague, previous to that
proclamation, are, to ship arms, ammu-
nition, and every other species of military
stores, to Surinam and St. Eustatia, their
settlements in the West Indies, and either
deliver them at sea in certain latitudes, or
run them by stealth into our southern co-
lonies on the American continent.

It is certain that our old friends the Dutch
are very active in furnishing the Americans
with all sorts of military stores. Five ship
loads have lately been received from St.

The accident of the Duke of Queensber-
ry losing his gold snuff-box on Monday
last, at court, put us in mind (says a cor
respondent) of a similar circumstance
which happened to Villiers, Duke of Buck-
ingham, in the reign of Charles II. It is
well known that in this reign several ad-
dresses were presented to the throne, in
the course of which, a fashionable sharper
observing it was not very difficult, on
these occasions, to practice his profession,
attempted the pocket of the Duke of Buck-
ingham in the presence chamber. The
King happened to throw his eye on him
in the very commission of the fact, when
the other, with great presence of mind,
and unparalleled effrontery, put his finger
up to his nose, intimating that he was an
acquaintance of the Duke's, and only took
it out of fun. The King, though too
well acquainted with the world to be du-
ped in this manner, vet, being pleased
with the humour of it, said nothing.
As soon as the court broke up, Bucking-
ham was complaining of the loss of his box,
upon which the King told the circumstance.
"Good God! Sire (says the other) why
did you not tell me of it in time?” "No,
no (says the King, with his usual wit and
pleasantry) I could not do that; consider,
I was upon honour.”

The entertainment last night at the
Mansion House greatly exceeded every
thing the citizens have been accustomed to
see at their Easter ball, not excepting
even the very magnificent one given in 1762,
by the late Sir Samuel Fludyer, or the
splendour of that in the following year,
by the liberal-minded and truly patriotick
Mr. alderman Beckford. Wherever ge-
nius presides, this must always be the
case: Money may hire and provide, but
it is for a Wilkes to plan, to conduct, and,
as it were, to animate the whole. Consi-
dered in this light, those who have the

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happiness of knowing the present Lord
Mayor could not be surprised that the ve-
ry tickets for the Mansion House should
present us with a ray of his most excellent
genius. Pleasure with Freedom, attended
by three little genii tripping in chorus,
with two other little beings, in the same
style, hovering above, one of which sup-
ports a festoon of grapes and vine flowers,
while the other is bringing a basket of
flowers, a goblet, and dish of fruits, are
seen on the table below; and at the feet
of Pleasure, in whose right hand is a cadu-
ceus, lies a cornucopia; the whole execu-
ted by the justly celebrated Cypriani and
Bartholozzi, and we make no doubt will
form hereafter one of the most interesting,
as well as beautiful prints, in the collections
of future lovers of vertu.

In the Egyptian hall, where the com
pany dined, the curious were presented
with another most beautiful piece, paint-
ed in an inimitable taste; which, if we
mistake not, represented the triumph of
s Bacchus and Ariadne, or Love united with
Wine. Besides the usual profusion of
wines and eatables, which were all remark-
ably good in their kind and set off with
the greatest elegance, as well as much
warmer than commonly is the case at those
great dinners, the guests were here pre-
sented with another novelty, which had
the most pleasing effect; many of Mr.
Cox's pieces of mechanism, from the Mu-
seum, all in full tune, and which continued
their musical movements, during the great-
est part of the dinner. The dessert was in
the same pleasing style, at once grand and
elegant. In the ball room, taste and mag-
nificence prevailed: An emblematical
painting at the top exhibited to the eye a
beautiful landscape of rural festivity;
nymphs and swains tripping over the green,
and seeming to invite to the sprightly
dance those below.

The company were as elegant and or-
derly as the decorations. The Duke of
Leinster and the Lady Mayoress opened
the ball. Lord Mahon danced another
minuet with the all-accomplished daughter
of the giver of the feast. Other names of
note were, Lord and Lady Abinoton, Lady
Mary Sherrard, Lord Wenman, Mr.Keek,
Mr. Trevanion, Governour Johnstone,
Mr. Coleman, Mr. Boswell, Prince Pal-
lavicini, the late Pope's nephew, Dr. Lee,
Dr. Williamson, the aldermen Sawbridge,
Hayley, Thomas, Newingham, Sir Wat-
kin Lewes, the two sheriffs, &c.

Besides the minuets, allemandes, and
cotillions, that were danced, the country
dances continued till near 3 o'clock in the

We must not forget to observe, that
the very lamps were illuminated in a new
taste, and, by the variety of their colours,
disposed in wreaths upon the pilasters, in
imitation of the orders of architecture,
which gave a most pleasing effect to the

In the drinking-room, the company
were regaled by a Gentleman of the law
with a song, every line of which seemed

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with wit, and drew the most heart-felt
applauses of every person present.

The only toasts drank at the grand din-
ner, on Monday, at the Mansion House,
were, The King, Queen, and Royal Family,
Prosperity to the city of London; and,
The health of the company, with thanks
for the honour of their presence.

When Lord Grantham, pressed for ex-
planations lately at Madrid, on the subject
of the American disputes, his Lordship
was reminded of our conduct, respecting
the Hollanders, in the reign of Queen Eliza-
beth, with whom we carried on not only
a commercial intercourse, but actually as-
sisted them with ships, large armies, and
vast sums of money. Through the same
channel, we are informed, that when the
French minister gave the assurances to
Lord Stormont, so much relied on by the
ministry, Maurepas added : " Your
Lordship is to understand, that this condes-
on the part of the King, my matter,
is to be received as a proof of the magna-
nimity of his councils, his own moderation,
and the desire he has to cultivate a good
understanding with the King of Great Bri-
tain and the whole English nation; for
were his Majesty to regulate his conduct
from transactions of á similar nature be-
tween both countries, the affair of Rochelle,
in the reign of his illustrious predecessor
Louis XIII. and the fomenting a civil war
in the heart of his patrimonial dominions,
in that of his son and successour; his Majes-
ty's royal progenitor, Louis XIV. in the
beginning of the present century, would
excite sentiments, and dictate a system of
policy, respecting tlie disputes subsisting
between Great Britain and her American
colonies, very different from those your
Lordship, on the present occasion, endea-
vours so earnestly to press.

The Dutch have adopted the thought
of Dr. Franklin, of stilling waves by means
of oil being poured into the sea; and the
Sieur Van Lelyveld, a citizen of Leyden,
has offered a prize of 30 ducats, or a me-
dal of equal value, for any one who shall
establish the certainty of this discovery,
together with the sort of oil used, and
the methods taken, to ascertain the truth
of it in different waters, and in different
depths of the sea. The prize to be deli-
vered in the month of May, 1776.

April 27. Private advices from the
Hague positively assure us, that four Dutch
vessels sailed from the Texel the first week
in April, laden with arms, powder, and
military stores. The cargoes were entered
outwards for the coast of Africa; but there
is not a person who knew of the assortment,
particularly in the article of powder, that
is not perfectly convinced that they are
intended for the British American colonies.

Transactions of a very extraordinary
nature, it is said, have been lately discover-
ed to have passed between certain Dutch
merchants and some of the leading patriots
in the province of New York.

Letters from Genoa speak pretty con-
fidently of the hostile disposition of the
House of Bourbon, an application to that

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republick having been lately made by the
courts of Versailles and Madrid, for leave
to recruit their navies with 2000 Genoese
sailors. The same accounts add, that
orders have been lately received by the
Frenchnaval agent in that city, from Mons.
Bompart, the intendant of the marine at
Toulon, to purchase two frigates of war
of 24 guns each.

His Prussian Majesty has at length openly
avowed his intention of taking all the ports
of the Vistula under his immediate direction.
Though the other northern powers seem
as yet to indicate no desire to restrain him,
such a measure must lay a foundation for
future commotions.

Yesterday Lord North made the follow-
ing motions, in a committee of the whole
House of Commons, appointed to consider
of what encouragement ought to be given
to the fisheries of Great Britain and Ireland:
" That a bounty of 401. be given to the
first 100 ships that arrive with a cargo of
10,000 codfish caught on the banks of
Newfoundland, 201. for the next 100 ships;
and 10l. for the next 100 ships; that a
bounty of 500l. be given to the ship that
arrives with the greatest quantity of whale
oil, 4001. for the next greatest quantity,
300l. for the next, 2001. for the next,
and 100l. for the next; that Ireland have
Liberty to import blubber and whale fins,
the same as England; that the duty on seal
skins imported into Ireland do cease, and
be no longer paid; that Ireland have leave
to export clothing to America, for as much
of the army as they supply and pay for;
and that a bounty of 5 s. per tun be given
to all flax seed imported into Ireland."
The encouragement to be given to the
linen manufactory of that kingdom is post-

Far as the season is advanced, yet we
are glad to hear that a bill will be brought
in, at the instance of a great and amiable
Lady, to prohibit the wearing and use
of clothes of foreign manufacture, for a
certain time. Her seeing a nobleman last
birth-day at court in a suit of French clothes,
which cost the enormous sum of 6ool. in-
duced her to think that such a bill as above-
mentioned must be of great service to the
subjects of England.

Letters from Grenada say, that the
Dutch islands of Curacoa and St. Eustatia
are full of European goods, sent there with
a view of carrying on a very lucrative trade
with the British colonies.

April 29. On Friday last some private
bills were read in the House of Commons,
and then the committee of the whole House
sat upon his Majesty's message concerning
Buckingham House, when Lord North
made the estimates, laid before the House,
of the original sum paid by his Majesty for
Buckingham House, of the sums since
expended on it, and of the value of Somer-
set House (if it was now to be sold)
amount to 94,7501. but as it would be
disrespectful to make exact calculations
with the crown, or to grant broken sums,
he grounded thereon the following motion:
“ That it is the opinion of this committee,
that the sum of 100,000l. be granted to
his Majesty, as aud for the monies expend-
ed in purchasing Buckingham House, and
for rendering it fit for a royal residence;
also for appropriating Somerset House to
the purpose of holding and keeping cer-
tain publick offices therein.” This motion
was unanimously carried, and afterwards
reported to the House.

May 4. The contractors with govern-
ment for gunpowder have received orders
to deliver 6000 tuns of that commodity
into his Majesty's storehouses, 2000 tuns
at Chatham, 2000 at Sheerness, 1000 at
Portsmouth, and 1000 at Torbay.

Yesterday there was a levee at St.
James's, and afterwards a cabinet council,
said to be held on the consideration of the
last advices received from Lord Grantham,

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the English ambassadour at the court of
Spain. After the council, Lord Barring-
ton had a conference with his Majesty,
and laid before him several papers concern-
ing the war department; and after Lord
Barrington withdrew, General Irwin,
Colonel Craig, and several military officers,
were present with the King till 4 o'clock,
before he returned to the Queen's house.

Yesterday General Lockhart took leave
of his Majesty, and to-morrow is to set
out for America.

All English ships of war are to be prohi-
bited for the future from touching on the
Spanish coast, without leave.

A Danish vessel lately sailed from Ham-
burg to explore a new colony, lately dis-
covered on the southern coast of Greenland.
A Danish merchant, who lived nine years
in Greenland, is gone as interpreter.

A few days ago died, in the upper part
of the barony of Liney, in the county of
Sligo, Daniel Mulleery, in the 127th
year of his age. He fought at Boyne and
Aghrim, and had been wounded in both

Great quantities of corn are just arrived
from the port of Dantzick, where it was
shipped in November last, on board vessels
which were long detained there by the ice.
Samples of the corn were this day shown
in Mark lane, on which wheat in general
fell 25s. per quarter. The fine prospect
of corn throughout England will probably
make it fall still lower.

On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday last,
the sun's heat exceeded his usual summer
by many degrees. At 3 on Friday
afternoon, the mercury, in a good Faren-
heit's thermometer, rose in the sun to 95
degrees, or blood heat, and in the shade to
84 degrees. In both exposures it hung in
free air, far from any heated body or re-
flection. On Saturday, the air was highly
electrical ; it felt like a cobweb on the face;
and small pith balls, hung by threads,
parted in every exposure. This uncom-
mon weather terminated between 4 and 7
that afternoon in a prodigious thunder
storm, in which fell a vast quantity of rhom-
boidal hailstones, exceeding hard, and
whose sides measured three quarters of an

The confusion on Sunday evening (oc-
casioned by the sudden storm of hail,
thunder, and lightning, from Kew bridge
to Hyde Park corner) was beyond descrip-
tion the most whimsical that has been seen
for many years, as it happened at an hour
when people were coming in crowds to
town. By the hurricane of the wind which
preceded the storm of hail and rain, and
lasted little more than a minute, the hats
of men and women on horseback, as like-
wise of those in open chaises, were carried
into the air and blown a considerable dis-
tance, whilst the unfortunate owners were
hid in a clowd of dust, and rendered inca-
pable of finding them ; horsemen ran
against each other, as did mauy carriages;
the passengers were screaming, whilst
those without were cursing and swearing;
and the hackney coachmen at Kensington
took the advantage, nany asking half
a guinea to bring a company to Hyde
Park corner.

The gallery was crowded this day be-
fore 2 o'clock, in expectation of the open-
ing of the budget; and at half after 8 Lord
North arose, and, in a speech of full three
hours and a quarter long, delivered him-
self of his annual burthen. He first, as
usual, specified the several grants, and ex-
plained the nature of them as he went
along. He then enumerated the deficien-
cies, and lastly stated the ways and means,
the detail of which was mostly contained
in the several resolutions reported from
the money chair since the commencement
of the session. His next was to sum up
the total of both accounts, and strike the

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balance on which his operation of finance
was to depend. According to this state-
ment, the total of the ways and means
was 6.500,00ol, the total of the grants or
supply 5,500,000!. which left a balance of
1,000,000l. which he proposed to apply
towards the reduction of the national debt,
in the following manner: To pay off one
million of the 3 per cent. annuities at 88,
which would be 880,000l. by which means
there would be a balance and residue of
120,000l. to make good the deficiencies,
or to pay off the 100,000l. granted to his
Majesty, which he did not include in the
general statement. Among the items
contained in the grants, he took credit
for 150,000l. to be gained on a lottery,
at the rate of 50s. per ticket on 60,000
tickets, and then proposed his motion,
which was to the following purport:
"That all persons who were possessed of
3 per cent. annuities, on or before the 24th
of April, should have liberty to go to the
bank on Monday next, and subscribe any
sum not exceeding 20,000l. each; that
the books should remain open from 9 o'clock
in the morning of the said day till 6 o'clock in
the afternoon, for that purpose; that every
subscriber, subscribing 1ool. stock, shall be
entitled to fix lottery tickets, at the price
of 121. 106s. per ticket; that as soon as
proper inquiries can be made, and a fair
and just proportion struck between the
amount of the several sums subscribed,
and the said sum of 1,000,000l. meant to
be paid off, every person shall be entitled
to a ratiable share of the said subscription,
provided it shall appear that he was pos-
sessed of the stock for which he wrote
his name, that is, supposing a person, pos-
sessing 20,000 stock, on or before the 24th
of April, should subscribe 20,000l. and
that, upon casting up the whole of the
subscription, it should appear that five,
ten, or twenty times the money meant to
be paid off, was subscribed, then each
stockholder shall be entitled to a fifth, a
tenth, or a twentieth part of his subscrip-
tion.” This proposition seemed to be
extremely well received on all sides of the
House, as preventive of all that imputed
partiality and confusion, riot, and strife,
that had been experienced on former oc-
casions, when the strongest arms, the best
known face, or the person who was fortu-
nate enough to take his stand near the
door, derived every advantage, to the total
exclusion of such as were not thus happily
qualified or stationed. His Lordship en-
tered into a general view of the publick
debts as they stood on the 5th of January
last, and of the several wars since the Re-
volution which occasioned them; and, un-
der the formerhead, stated the national debt
at that period, compared with what it
was at the commencement of the late peace
in 1763, by which he shewed there was
above nine millions paid off.

Mr. Hartly observed on several items in
the account, particularly on the anticipa-
tion of the sinking fund; and drew a very
melancholy picture of the probable conse-
quences of our disputes with America, and
predicted, in the most positive terms, the
interference of France and Spain, should
those unhappy disputes terminate in a civil war.

Governour Johnstone turned the tables
on his Lordship; and contended, that
though the stating of an account had no
immediate connection with the picture
drawn by his honourable friend, yet, in
his opinion, the state of the nation, which
used to be generally the subject of conver-
sation this day, certainly had.

Mr. T. Townshend, and Mr. Viner,
likewise spoke.

May 5. Yesterday the House of Com-
mons agreed to the report of the resoluti-
on of Wednesday on ways and means, and
on the lottery; also, that 191,5521. out
of the sinking fund, he applied towards

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the supply; that 15,000l. be reserved for
maintaining the forces in the plantations
in America; and that the money arising
from the duties on gum Senega, and gum
Arabick, be applied towards the supply.

We hear that three of the regiments
lately embarked to America had orders
to proceed to Philadelphia, that they might
be there at the time the Grand Congress
hold their second meeting, in order to
protect the Congress, and preserve the
peace and order of that city at such an
important period.

It is said that upwards of 60,000l. ster-
ling has been remitted from the treasury in
England, to be distributed among the friends
of government.

Authentick letters from Spain make
mention of a powerful fleet, which waits
only the orders of the court to put to sea;
but it is not known if its destination is
against the Emperour of Morocco, or if it
has a inore concealed private object; the
latter of which is universally believed.
These letters add, that a squadron of six
Dutch men of war was arrived at Cadiz,
designed as a fleet of observation in the

It is said that orders are given for a fleet
of men of war, which are to rendezvous
at Spithead, to be in readiness to sail when-
ever they may be wanted.

It was last year reported, that Sir Jeffery
Amherst had said, that with 5000 English
regulars he would engage to march from
one end to the other of the continent of
North America. This being spoken of
publickly in a coffee-house in North Ame-
rica, Col. Washington, who was present,
declared, that with 1000 Virginians he
would engage to stop Sir Jeffery Amherst's
march.---It is the fashion at St James's
to despise the Americans, to call them
cowards, poltroons, &c. and the resoluti-
on seems to be taken to put their courage
to the proof. The very able, spirited,
and prudent conduct of this gallant officer,
when he covered and preserved the remains
of the English army after one of their de-
feats last war in North America, has en-
deared him to every brave man, and
stamped him with the name of being a
most able officer.

By a letter from Glasgow, we are inform-
that the Dutch have bought up the whole
stock of leaf tobacco there, at 2d. per pound
advance. The quantity was about 643 tuns,
which leaves near 12,000l. extra profit.

JUNE 26, 1775.
THE delegates appointed by the coun-
ties and corporations of the colony
are desired to meet at the town of Rich-
, in the county of Henrico, on Mon-
the 17th of July next.

As I intend to leave the colony for a few
months, all persons who have any
claims against me are desired to call and
have them settled. I must request all those
who are indebted to me to pay off as far
as they can, and give bond for their
balances. Mr. Lachlan Campbell will carry
on the business in my absence, and he is
properly authorised to receive all sums due
to me, and to settle every just demand
against me.

HAMPTON, June 20, 1975.
THE Subscriber begs leave to inform the
publick, that the
King's Arms tavern
at this place, formerly kept by her late hus-
, William M'Caa, deceased, is still
continued open by her; and, farther, to as-
sure any Gentlemen disposed tr favour her
with their custom, that they may depend upon
her utmost endeavours to keep the house in
the best manner.

N.B. Proper accommodations will be pro-
vided for horses, and Gentlemen may depend
upon their being taken due care of

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The commissioners appointed to settle
the accounts of the militia, and of
those who furnished provisions, &c. for
the late Indian expedition under the com-
mand of Col. Andrew Lewis, will attend
at Staunton, in Augusta county, on Monday
the last day of July next, to settle the
accounts from Culpeper and that part of
Augusta lying on the east side of the Alle-
mountains; at Botetourt courthouse,
on Friday the 11th of August, to settle the
accounts from Botetourt; at Joseph Gray's,
in Fincastle county, on Monday the 21st of
August, to settle the Fincastle accounts;
and at Bedford courthouse, on Monday the
4th of September, to settle the accounts
from Bedford, and the neighbouring coun-
ties below the Blue Ridge of mountains :
Of which all persons concerned are desired
to take notice, and to give their attendance

N. B. Theaccounts from Tyger's Bottom
to be settled at Staunton.

THE commissoners appointed to settle
the accounts of the officers, soldiers,
and others, who have claims against this
colony on account of the late expedition on
Ohio, give notice, that they will attend
Winchester, on Tuesday the 8th of Au-
gust, to settle the claims froM Frederick,
Berkeley, Dunmore, and the counties be-
low these; at
Rumney, on Tuesday the 15th
of the same month, to settle those of
shire, and in the province of Maryland;
and at Pittsburg, on Thursday the 24th of
the said month, to settle those in that part
Augusta to the westward of the Allegheny,
and in the province of Pennsylvania: Of
which times and places all persons concerned
are to take notice, and give their attendance.


Forty shillings reward,
TO any person who has found, and will
restore, a silk pocketbook with three
* paper bills, two of five pounds each, and
one of ten shillings. The book was lost
between the mouth of Quantico and Dum-
, on the 30th of laat May. The five
pound bills were enclosed in a letter, di-
rected to Capt. Carr; one number 635,
emitted the 24th of May MDCCLX, the
other number 109, emitted the 7th of April

RUN away from the subscriber, RO-
BERT ROBINSON, a valuable joiner
and carpenter, about 28 years of age, 5
feet 6 or 7 inches high, makes a good ap-
pearance both in person and in dress,
wears his own dark coloured hair cut short
before and behind, has a clean skin, and
is of a thin make; had on, a fashionable
good beaver hat, a fine cloth coat, of a
parson's gray colour, with hair buttons,
white Russia drill breeches, and a double
breasted waistcoat of corded light jeans or
fustian, light blue worsted stockings,
single channel pumps not much wore, and
wears in his sleeves either a pair of black
or a pair of oval purple buttons set in yel-
low metal. He was born in the south of
Scotland, worked long in the city of Edin-
, and in the town of Kelso upon
Tweed, and also undertook and built a
church at Inverness, in the north of Scot-
. The said servant was purchased
three weeks ago at Monday point, on Po-
, from on board the Friendship,
Capt. Park, from Glasgow. He speaks
broad, writes a good hand, and in ay pro-
bably make himself out a pass. All mas-
ters of vessels are cautioned against recei-
ving him, and I will give 31. to any person
that will deliver him to me, in Lancaster
county, besides what the law allows.

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NOTICE is hereby given, that there are
now remaining, in Osborne's ware-
house, in Chesterfield county, sixhogsheads
of tobacco, mark, numbers, weight, and
names, as follows which have been in-
spected upwards of three years.

No. 701, gross 1213, tare 128, neat
1085, estate of James R. Bradby, note
out. No. 2012, gross 1114, tare 113,
neat 1001, George Foster, Sandy creek.
No. 2108, gross 1224, tare 120, neat 1104,
Henry Cox, Cumberland, note cut. No.2236,
gross 1388, tare 128, neat 1260, estate of
James R. Bradby. No. 2237, gross 1150,
tare 128, neat 1022, estate of do. No.2254.
gross 763, tare 113, neat 650, estate of do.

FREDERICKSBURG, June 20, 1775.
THE subscriber intends leaving the
colony for a few months.

NEW KENT, June 17, 1775.
RUN away from the subscriber, the 8th
instant (June) a likely negro man
named JONATHAN, about 21 years old,
of a yellowish complexion, straight made,
about 5 feet 6 or 7 inches high, with a bold,
countenance, and hath an impediment in
his speech. He carried with him three dif-
ferent suits of clothes, so that I cannot
describe his dress. He was seen in York
town last Monday, intending to make his
escape out of the colony. As he is artful,
I do not doubt but he has procured a forg-
ed pass. Whoever apprehends said negro,
and delivers him to me in New Kent, within
two miles of the Brick House ferry, on
York river, shall have 5l. reward, and if
taken out of the colony 10l. paid by

STOLEN from my pasture in Prince
county, the 2d instant (June)
a very likely bay GELDING about 15 hands
high, a star in his forehead, a switch tail
and hanging mane, no brand that I can
remember, but he has a remarkable large
wen on one of his hind legs, near the
footlock. As a runaway negro was seen
lurking about my plantation that evening,
I imagine he stole him, and rode him down
the road leading to Petersburg, wherein he
was followed by the track about 15 miles.
Whoever delivers the said gelding to Col.
Augustine Claiborne in Suffex, Col. Herbert
in King William, Mr. Augustine
in Diwiddie, or to me in Prince
, shall be paid 40s, reward.
(2) JOHN NASH, jun.

STOLEN from Mr. John Fitzhugh's pas-
ture, in Stafford, near the courthouse,
on Sunday night, the 11th instant (June)
a likely bay HORSE about 14 hands high,
with a hanging mane and switch tail, has
a fresh scar under his throat, occasioned
by a late swelling, which has reduced his
plight very much, paces and canters so
well as to be an exceeding fine riding horse,
and branded on the near buttock TF in a
piece. It is more than probable, indeed I
think it certain, that the said horse was
taken off by one William Gray, a joiner,
who eloped from these parts the same night
on account of some misdemeanors which
he had been committing in Falmouth, and
for which he was, at that time, pursued
by a justice's warrant. The said Grey is a
likely young fellow about 22 years of age,
rather taller than middle size, wears his
own dark curled hair, takes snuff to excess
which affects his speech very perceptibly.
He told some of his comrades that he was
going to Bedford county, from whence he
lately came, but how far to believe this
is uncertain. Whoever will find and pro-
duce the said horse to me shall have 40s.
reward, and 5l. if the thief can be detect-
ed and brought to justice.

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To be SOLD by the subscriber,
THE lot whereon his ordinary stands,
in the town of Blandford, with all the
house and kitchen furniture, &c. there-
unto belonging. Also the plantation where-
on he now lives, pleasantly situated on
Appamattox river, about a mile below
Blandford; there are on it good and neces-
sary houses of all kinds, with good orch-
ards, &c. For terms apply to

GLOUCESTER, June 15, 1775.
ALL persons who have any demands against
the estate of Dr.
Thomas Clayton,
late of this county, deceased, are desired to
send in their accounts, properly proved;
and those indebted to the said estate are re-
quested to make immediate payment, or give
bond for their respective balances.


WESTMORELAND, June 1, 1775.
As I intend for Scotland very soon, I must
beg the favour of all persons who have
dealings with me, and now owe balances,
to come and have settlements of them be-
fore I leave the country; likewise those
who have claims against me to bring them
in, that they may be paid off. Mr. John
will be properly empowered, in
my absence, to transact my business, and
to whom I have now given up the charge
of the store.--I will sell for ready money,
or short credit, a sloop that carries 60 hhds.
of tobacco; she is two years old, her up-
per works of mulberry, and every way
well fitted. Likewise a schooner that car-
ries 1250 bushels; she is new, goes well,
and is in every respect well found.

JUNE 21, 1775.
RUN away from the subscriber, near
Yorktown, on Tuesday last, two negro
men, viz. JEMMY, a tall stout black fellow,
about 45 years old, has a large head and
face, and one of his fore teeth, which are
large, broke near the middle. CHARLES,
a srout young tawny fellow under 20 years
old, has a remarkable large mouth and
feet, and has lost part of the third finger
of his right hand. As they left their
work in the field, they went off with only
their shirt and trousers. Charles had a
new pair of coarse rolls, and Jemmy's
was his last year's, which were of very
good rolls, much wore; but he went to
Capt. John Chisman's, where he had a wife,
and from thence took with him other
clothes, together with his wife, and a boy
of 12 or 14 years old, with all the luggage.
I will give 20s. to any person who will
bring either of the fellows to me, or that
will confine them in prison, so that I get
them again.

FOR apprehending JAMES CLERK, a
runaway servant, about 27 years of
age, near Six feet high; well made, short
black hair, full faced, pock-fretted, and
speaks the Yorkshire intermixed with the
brogue. Since he left me he drove a wag-
on for Mr. Davis in Louisa, worked as
labourer for Mr. Brown in King William,
and as gardener for Mr. Price in Hanover,
which county, he left the 19th of April,
and said he intended to work at ditching
in Spotsylvania. He owns he lived with
me, but says he came in free, goes by his
own name, seems a quiet well behaved
fellow, and pretends to be master of al-
most every kind of employment. I suspect
he works in or near Fredericksburg, and
should take it kind of any Gentleman,
who he may have worked for since the
above date, to inform me which way he
intended. ∥ ROGER NORTH.
STAUNTON, Augusta county.

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AUGUSTA, June 1, 1775.
I INTEND for Britain, immediately.

WILLIAMSBURG, June 13, 1775.
I INTEND for England soon.

COMMITTED to Cumberland jail, a
middle aged negro man, seems to
have been in the country about five years,
says his name is Phill, and that his master
lives in Prince William county, at the Red
, and is named John Tyler. The
owner is desired to take him away, and pay

RUN away from the subscriber in Dun-
more county, in May last, a negro
fellow nained SÁM, 5 feet 5 or 6 inches
high, has a brodd face, and is a well looking
fellow. As to his clothing, I cannot be cer-
tain, he having carried several things with
him. He also took with him an old bay horse
very gray about the head, an iron pot, a
narrow axe, a handsaw, and an old smooth
bore gun. About three years ago he pur-
chased his freedom of his old master, Mr.

Francis Slaughter, and continued in that
state till this spring, when it was discovered
he was attempting to inveigle away a num-
ber of negroes to the new or
Indian country
(where he had been most of the last summer)
upon which the neighbours insisted on his
being reduced to slavery again, and I pur-
chased him. I imagine he will endeavour
to pass as a freeman, he having a discharge
from his old master, as well as one from Lord

Dunmore, having served in the expedition
against the
Indians last fall. Whoever de-
livers said slave to me fall have the reward
that is offered.

RUN away last Saturday, from Willi-
two English indented servants
the property of the subscriber. One is
named JOHN FLEMING, about 27 years
of age, thin visaged, and of a fallow com-
pleixon ; had on when he went off a brown
holland short coat and jacket, and wears
trousers. He is by trade a painter,
drawer, and silversmith. The other
GEORGE WASSILL, about 17 years of
age, strong made, and much pitted with
the smallpox; he wears a blue jacket and
trousers, and is by trade a shoemaker.
Whoever will secure the aforesaid servants
shall receive, on their being secured in any
publick jail, or delivered to me at Norfolk,
a reward of 30s. for each, besides what
the law allows.

A TRACT of LAND, containing 3000
acres, whereon is a plantation which
has employed, for some years past, twelve
or fourteen slaves; this tract lies in the up-
per end of King William county. Also a
tract lying in the lower end of the said
county containing 1100 acres, and
pleasantly situated on Pamunkey river; a
brick dwelling-house, with necessary
offices, a fishing shore, and a lively ferti-
lity of soil, recommend the latter tract to
any Gentleman who may be about to
settle in life. Possession will be delivered
on the 25th of December next, to the pur-
chaser, or purchasers, who will have li-
berty of sowing fall grain. Mr. Benjamin
, jun. of Orange, will make known
particulars to any person who may be in-
clined to purchase the whole, or any part
of the said tracts. Credit till the first of
January 1777 will be allowed, by

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AS the copartnership of Inglis & Long
will expire on the 31st instant (May)
those indebted to them, whose accounts
are due, are requested to make payment
at the ensuing meeting of the merchants;
and all persons who have any demands
against them are requested to bring them
in, and they will be paid.
NORFOLK, May 16, 1775.
*** The business will be carried on
after the 31st instant, on account, and in
the name of, SAMUEL INGLIS

RUN away from the subscriber, in
Gloucester county, on the 14th of
this instant (May) a negro man named
NED, about 19 or 20 years of age, five
feet two or three inches high, rather of a
tawny complexion has some ringworms
on his face, and some white hairs in his
head ; his clothing was an old brown coat,
and a yellow striped cotton waistcoat. I
bought him last March at the sale of Mr.
John Sherıner, in James City county, for
Mann Page, junior; Esquire. He was
brought from one of his quarters in King
county, and I have reason to be-
lieve that he will go to those parts, or to
his mother, who lives with Mr. Thomas
, in Richmond town. Any person
who will take up the said slave, and secure
him so that I get him again, fhall be paid
40s. by Mann Page, junior, Esquire, to
whom the negro belongs.

RUN away from the subscriber, at
West Point, in King William county,
the 21st of last December, a very likely
Virginia born negro man, named MIKE,
about 22 years old, six feet high, and stut-
ters much; had on, when he went away,
a suit of negro cotton, but may probably
change his clothes. I forewarn all masters
of vessels from carrying him out of the
colony. Whoever brings the said negro
to me shall have 31. reward, besides what
the law allows, and if taken out of the
colony 10l. (tf.) JOHN WEST.

For SALE at Tappahannock,
AN exceeding likely young negro man,
who is a very good house servant, un-
derstands taking care of horses, and is a to-
lerable good cook. If the purchaser is not
perfectly satisfied with him after a month's
trial, he may return him if in health.


To be SOLD in Amherst county,
FOUR THOUSAND acres of exceed-
ing good tobacco LAND, being part
of a large tract formerly advertised, toge-
ther with a very valuable gristmill, upon
Buffalo river. This land is equal to any
that has yet been sold of the tract. The
time of payment will be made agreeable
to purchasers. Mr. Gabriel Penn, who
lives near the land, is authorized to bargain
for it, and will show it to any person in-
clinable to purchase.

A TRACT of LAND in Caroline county,
near Newmarket, containing about
3000 acres of well timbered land, having
thereon two plantations, in good repair,
with proper and convenient edifices for
farming, or making tobacco. For terms
apply to the subscriber.

A TRACT of LAND in Caroline county,
contiguous to Mattapony, containing
about 2000 acres of well timbered land,
the property of Mr. Robert Baylor. The
terms may be known by applying to Mr.
Nathaniel Burwell in King William, Mr.
John Armistead in Caroline, or Mr. John
, executors. (tf)

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