The Virginia Gazette. Number 844, July 23, 1767

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The Virginia Gazette. Number 844, July 23, 1767




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JULY 23, 1767 THE NUMBER 844.
With the latest Advices, Foreign and Domestick.

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MADRID, April 3.

THE whole city is in an up-
roar since Wednesday last,
when the Jesuits were ab-
ruptly seized, and sent off
to different parts of the
kingdom, to be embarked
to Italy. All their treasure,
all their estates, are declared
confiscated to the Crown.
The Procurators, substi-
tutes of these Fathers, are still strictly guarded, and
they will be compelled to give in a detail of all the
possessions of the Society. Yesterday the King’s
decree for the banishment of the Jesuits was made
publick with the usual formalities, and on the other
hand the Pope’s Nuncio despatched a courier to
Rome with this striking news.

LONDON, March 23.

We hear that a certain German Prince, who
lately left this capital, a day or two before, his de-
parture being invited to dine at a noble Lord’s in
Pall Mall, happened in the course of conversation
to talk of leaping, and mentioned that he saw a
man once in his father’s dominions who leaped forty
yards in three leaps. A celebrated wit in company,
looking upon the relation as a banter upon English
credulity, smartly replied, “I am glad, Sir, this
extraordinary man (for the credit of his Sovereign)
did not make a fourth jump, as one more must
have carried him entirely out of your father’s do-

An ingenious shoemaker near the Seven Dials
has invented a new method of making shoes, in
which neither awl, thread, nor wax, is used in any
part of them, and they stand rain and heat as well
as any other shoes.

April 27. The late amiable Marquis of Tavi-
stock, as appears since his death, allowed a number
of pensions, from five to fifteen pounds a year, to
poor people in Bedfordshire; the loss of so benefi-
cent a heart is therefore a publick calamity in any
country, especially at a time when the beneficence
of the great is so immediately necessary for the sup-
port of the indigent.

The late Dutchess of Argyle always desired to be
buried just in whatever things she should have on
when she died, and no other. These happened to
be a shirt and petticoat; and her Grace was also
wrapped in half of a sheet, the other moiety of
which her Noble consort, the great Duke of Argyle,
was interred in.

The late worthy Mr. Tonson, the bookseller,
is said to have died worth two hundred thousand
pounds, which he has left entirely to his brother,
a few legacies excepted, which are inconsiderable
in so prodigious a fortune.

Yesterday two large ships were taken up in the
river, on Government contract, to carry over
artillery troops, and stores, for his Majesty’s settle-
ments on the African coast.

Private letters from Madrid inform that an advice
boat has been sent from Cadiz, with secret despatches
for the Viceroys of Mexico, Peru, and Chili, and
the other Spanish Governours in South America and
the West Indies, said to be on affairs of importance
relating to the Jesuits.

They write from Cadiz that an order has been
received there for the equipment of a small squadron,
said to be intended for an expedition to South Ame-
rica, to destroy a certain seaport which the Jesuits
of Paraguay had possessed themselves of, between
Cape St. Antonio and the river of Plate.

They write from Liverpool that some opulent
merchants of that town are preparing to fit out a
number of ships, to be employed this season in the
Greenland fishery.

We are credibly informed that the vigilance of
Admiral Palliser, during his station last year at
Newfoundland, has utterly disconcerted the views
of the French in their attempts to carry on any

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future clandestine trade with the English; several
of their fishermen, who carried out little or no
provision for the voyage, in hopes of being supplied
in exchange for brandies and European goods,
having been obliged to quit the coast before the
season was half expired.

April 28. Several of the foreign Nobility and
Gentry lately arrived here, we are assured, have
bespoke very rich suits of clothes, which are now
weaving in Spitalfields, to appear in at our Court
on his Majesty’s birthday.

We hear that an extraordinary Board of Admiralty
will be held this week, when it is said several pro-
motions among the Flag Officers will take place.

The officers on furlough, belonging to the gar-
risons of Gibraltar and Minorea, have had notice
given them to join their respective regiments with
all expedition.

We hear from Glasgow that some fishermen lately
dug up, in the island of St. Kilda, two antique urns,
containing a quantity of Danish silver coin, which
by the inscription appears to have lain there upwards
of 1800 years.

We hear that French louisd’ors never were so
plenty at Newmarket as at present, to the agreeable
surprise of all the Gentlemen of the Turf.

The Yorkshire club, who last year were taken
in at Newmarket, have, it is said, this year availed
themselves 10,900 £. on Bay Malton.

A butcher in a market in the west of the metro-
polis has won 7000 £. by the great horse race at
Newmarket last Tuesday.

A waiter at a coffee-house at the west end of the
town lost 400 guineas, last Tuesday, by betting at
Newmarket races.

A Noble Lord, we hear, will shortly take a tour
to the continent, and stay abroad until he has re-
covered his losses at the present Newmarket meet-
ing, by a prudent observance of economy.

We hear that 1200 guineas were offered last
Newmarket meeting for the famous horse Bay Mal-
ton, the property of the Marquis of Rockingham,
and refused.

It is said Bay Malton will run no more, but be
allowed to finish his days at ease, as he has never
yet been beaten.

We hear a great number of foreign Jesuits, who
are possessed of immense wealth, have a design to
lay aside their ecclesiastical function and character
entirely, in order to come and settle in Great Britain
as merchants, where they intend to get themselves
naturalized; for which privilege, it is said, they are
willing to pay a large sum to the Government, which
they intend to petition for that purpose.

Extract of a letter from Madrid, April 2.
”Two Jesuits arrived here lately from Paraguay;
one of them was the Governour, and the other
Chief Justice of one of the principal provinces.
Upon their arrival, they requested the necessary
passes to convey them to Rome; which were readily
granted, with express orders to the officers not to
search or examine any part of their baggage. The
Jesuits placed so much confidence in the orders
given that, without the least fear, they proceeded
on their journey to Catalonia, where they intended
to embark; but scarcely were they arrived there
before their persons, and baggage, were seized.
Upon opening their baggage there were found 260
heavy ingots of gold, 13 large boxes filled with
diamonds, and other precious stones, and bills of
exchange for three millions, payable at Rome.”

April 30. Trade is brought to so low an ebb at
Lisbon that the Custom-House duties for the month
of February did not exceed 400 moidores.

We are advised from Cork that 2000 tuns of Irish
salt provisions are now shipping there, on board
some foreign transports, for the islands of Curacoa,
St Eustatia, and St. Croix, in the West Indies.

A private letter from Bengal says that Lord Clive
had many private enemies, occasioned by discharging
various persons from their several departments, and
(as many think) too partially promoting the interest

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of those whom he chooses to provide for; that he
had prodigiously lowered the incomes of the officers
in the army, and other stations; that he was secretly
fired at, but the bullet luckily missed him, and the
assassin remained undiscovered.

The port and town of Savanna La Mar (the
second principal port and town) in Jamaica, having
greatly increased in trade and inhabitants for many
years past, and being now open as a free port of
trade to all nations, the Lords of the Treasury have,
in consequence thereof, appointed a collector of
the customs there, instead of a naval officer and
others, who formerly had the management of the
revenue business at that place, and also a surveyor
searchers, and land waiters, in conjunction, under
the said collector.

Yesterday there was a numerous levee at St.
James’s and afterwards a Council, at which the
Lord Chancellor assisted.

The Right Hon. George Grenville was at the
levee, and it is said some changes in the Ministry
will take place in a few days.

The House of Commons was very full yesterday,
and sat late.

This morning the Right Hon. the Earl of Chat-
ham had the honour of a private conference with
his Majesty, for upwards of an hour.

It is said that yesterday some petitions were pre-
sented to the Board of Trade and Plantations, by
the Colony Agents, for obtaining a bounty of forty
shillings per tun on shipping employed in the Ame-
rican whale fishery.

” A Lady of quality, married, going into the
” church of the Theatins at Naples, and passing by
” a Monk who was kneeling, said, “ Father,
” your prayers !” “ On what behalf, Madam?”
” That I may have children !” “ I never pray
” for things which I can procure myself.”———
” Within a twelvemonth, somehow, the Lady ob-
” tained a child.”

KINGSTON (Jamaica) May 23.

Two ticket porters that had committed a robbery
in London, in March last, to the amount of two
thousand guineas, and whose names are Thomas
Bowes and Isaac Hull, but had changed them to
Smith and Phillips, were on Saturday evening taken
up, and are under confinement in the gaol in this
town. We hear the greatest part of the money is
secured by the Gentleman who apprehended them.

Prices current of the following articles, viz.
Sugar, from 24 s. to 30 s. per 100 wt. Rum, 2 s.
3 d. per gallon. Coffee, from 60 s. to 65 s. per
100 wt. Pimenta, from 6 d. to 7 d. per lb. Moho-
gany, from 50 s. to 55 s. per 100 feet. Molasses,
12 d. per gallon.


Advices from the Creek nation, just came to
hand, tell us that a party, consisting of eighty of
those Indians, belonging to the Upper Towns, was
returned from war against the Choctaws, two of
the party being wounded. They came up with and
surrounded twenty five Choctaws, ten of whom
they killed, and brought in their scalps, together
with one prisoner, whom, the next day after their
arrival, they put to death, by torturing him in the
most cruel manner. The unfortunate victim was
the brother of the chief, or head King of the

While our copper coloured allies are exhibiting
such scenes of ravage, murder, and bloodshed, and
giving every day new proofs of their inveteracy and
rancour to each other, it must afford sincere pleasure
to all friends of their King and country to learn that
in no period have the Indian nations in general more
sedulously courted the friendship and protection of
Great Britain than for some considerable time past.

June 5. On Saturday the commissioners of
pilotage laid the first stone of the new beacon, or
light-house, on Middle Bay island, near the bar.

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A letter from Pensacola, dated May 2d, says:
” Major Chisholm with the 21st regiment arrived
here from Mobille the 30th past, by orders of Bri-
gadier Haldiman, to assist in carrying on the works,
viz. chiefly enlarging the fort, building storehouses,
pulling down, without respect to persons, whatever
may in the least obstruct a free passage of air to the
soldiers barracks, and enclosing the square with a
strong regular stockade, leaving only two ports,
one at the east side, the other at the west, each
guarded by two pieces of cannon; and it is said,
when finished, will have each a sergeant’s guard.
The General proposes likewise to visit all the out
posts, and to put them in a proper state of defence.”

By some Gentlemen returned from the western
frontiers, we are informed that the Hon. John
Stuart, Esq ; Superintendent of Indian affairs in the
southern district of North America, went from
Augusta, with a great number of Gentlemen and
attendants, to Hard Labour, near Ninety Six, where
about 300 Cherokee Indians were waiting for him.
Every thing was conducted and finished to general
satisfaction; and Ouconostota, or the Great War-
riour, with fifteen other Headmen of that nation,
and the faithful Attakullakulla, insisted on attending
his Honour as a guard to Augusta, where the last
advices inform us he was safely arrived, and holding
a congress with the Headmen of the Upper and
Lower Creeks, who were come thither with Mr.
Commissary Mackintosh.

Yesterday arrived here from London the cele-
brated SOPHIA HUME, one of the people called

Rice now sells at three pounds currency the 100
wt. The quantity of that grain entered for expor-
tation at this port since the 31st of October, when
the first vessel with rice of crop 1766 was cleared
out, is eighty six thousand one hundred and sixty
nine barrels.

This day arrived here, in a ship from Belfast,
about two hundred and forty Protestants from the
North of Ireland, intending to settle in this province,
on the large bounty granted by the Legislature.

June 12. On the 21st ult. Governour Tryon
(of North Carolina) received despatches from the
Superintendent, informing him that Mr. Commissary
Cameron, with the Cherokee Headmen, were to
set out next day, in order to meet him, and proceed
to run the boundary line; and accordingly his
Excellency, and the Gentlemen with him, the
same day left Salisbury, so that in a little time we
hope to have accounts of this very important business
being happily completed.

A letter from Savannah, in Georgia, dated the
4th instant, says: “ We have an account from the
Creek country of the murder of a packhorseman.
The principal Indians, at a meeting with the Super-
intendant at Augusta, disclaimed it, and said the
perpetrator was an outlawed villain; they appeared
very sorry on the occasion, and willing to give any
satisfaction. The Superintendent has settled the
prices of goods, to the satisfaction of both Creeks
and Cherokees, who all seemed heartily disposed to
peace. One of the stipulations he has now made
with them is that they shall deliver up all runaway
Negroes that take shelter in their country, which
will be of great advantage to all the southern

They write from West Florida, of the 18th ult.
that provisions of all kinds were excessively scarce
both at Mobille and Pensacola; the troops were all
put to allowance; and if some provision vessels did
not soon arrive, the consequences would be dreadful.
They had nothing left but a few barrels of rice,
which sold at 25 and 26 dollars. It would appear
the immense profits expected at the markets in the
Mediterranean have drawn all the New Yorkers,
Philadelphiamen, &c. that way, whereby the West
Floridans have been left without a barrel of flower,
though they have plenty of dollars to purchase it

June 19 On Monday last the Hon. John Stuart,
Esq; Superintendent of the southern district of
America, returned here from the western frontiers,
where he has been for some months past, holding
congresses with the Creeks and Cherokees, and
transacting other business of importance in his
department. The conferences with the Indians
were very friendly; treaties were settled and agreed
upon, to the satisfaction of the several tribes and
their traders, and the commerce put under proper
regulations. It has already been mentioned that
Mr. Commissary Cameron, and the Cherokee Head-
men, were set out to meet his Excellency Governour
Tryon, in order to run the boundary line behind
North Carolina, and we have now the pleasure of
informing the publick that the Lower Creeks have
engaged to the Superintendent that they will send
deputies to Augusta, before the end of September,
to perform the like service behind Georgia and East

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Florida, which done, the exact limits between the In-
dian hunting grounds, and all the southern provinces,
except Virginia, will be fixed and determined. The
murder of the packhorseman happened at the town
of Hillabies, in the Upper Creek country; the
people of those towns gave the Superintendent the
strongest assurances of satisfaction. The accounts
of that murder, which reached the Mortar, when
on the way to Augusta to assist at the congress, oc-
casioned his returning home immediately.

Attakullakulla, and the other Cherokee deputies,
have put off their intended voyage to New York
until the ensuing fall.

On Tuesday last came on, in his Majesty’s High
Court of Vice Admiralty, before the Hon. Egerton
Leigh, Esq; sole Judge of the same, a cause of great
weight and expectation, wherein James Hawker,
Esq; Commander of his Majesty’s ship Sardine, was
prosecutor qui tam, &c. against the schooner
Active, and her cargo, whereof James Gordon of
Winyaw, merchant, was claimant. The seizure
of this coasting schooner was made on pretence that
she had no register, and bond not having been given,
nor cockets and sufferances taken out from the
Custom House, agreeable to the directions of the
act of 7th and 8th of William III. and the acts of
the 3d and 4th, and 5th and 6th, of his present
Majesty’s reign; when the Judge, after hearing
many learned arguments from the proctors and
advocates on both sides, and taking due time to
deliberate thereon, was pleased to deliver his opinion,
” That nothing in the several acts above mentioned
” can be construed to lay unnecessary restraints
” upon the trade and correspondence of his Majesty’s
” American subjects, when any goods or common
” dities are carried merely for the use or sustenance
” of the said colonies; or, in other words, when
” such goods are carried only from one port or place
” to another port or place in the same colony.”
forasmuch as it did appear that the vessel in question
had been constantly employed within this province,
without putting out to sea further than her burthen,
or the coast, made necessary for the safety of her
navigation to and from this port, and there was not
the least shadow of pretence that the said vessel had
been at any time employed in an illicit trade, or that
any fraud had been committed or intended, whereby
his Majesty’s revenue could be diminished or affect-
ed, or the fair trader undermined or prejudiced,
contrary to any of the wise provisions of any revenue
laws, or the laws of the customs, his Honour was
pleased therefore to dismiss the information, and to
order restitution of the vessel and cargo to the claimant,
and decreed the claimant to pay all costs, except such
as accrued to the prosecutor on his part of the pro-
ceedings, the Judge being of opinion that, all
circumstances considered, there was a probable cause
of seizure,
and the most material part of the expense
attending the prosecution was occasioned by the
claimant himself.

At every fitting of the Court during the continu-
ance of this cause, which was long, and highly
contested, the court-house was constantly crowded;
the Judge’s final sentence and decree was received
with uncommon and general satisfaction, it being
from thence apparent that no vessel whatsoever,
when employed in carrying goods from one part of
the province to another, are obliged to take out
sufferances, cockets, or clearances, at the Custom-
House; nor have vessels, employed solely in that
trade, or that never go to another colony, any
occasion for a register, they being particularly ex-
cepted in the 7th and 8th of William III.

The same afternoon we had some violent thunder,
which killed a Negro, struck some houses, and did
other damage. About two o’clock in the morning
of the same day the sloop Duke of Lancaster, Captain
David Lamb, from St. Christopher’s to this port,
then off Georgetown bar, was struck with lightning,
which shivered the topmast, and killed the Captain’s
son, a promising youth, in his eighteenth year.
Two of the sailors were likewise struck, and lay
senseless for about 12 hours; at the expiration of
which period, to the admiration of every body, they
recovered, and have continued well ever since.

June 26. They write from Pensacola that a
re-enforcement of Spanish troops was arrived at
New Orleans, part whereof, with a convoy of
provisions, and a great many presents for the Indians,
was gone up the Missisippi, to take possession of the
territories on the western side of that river ceded to
Spain. The French government still continues at
New Orleans.

Extract of a letter from London, April 18.
” The opposition has received a considerable
check by the death of a most amiable young Noble-
man, the Marquis of Tavistock; which has so
affected his father, the Duke of Bedford, that he
avoids all publick business. Lord Chatham keeps
his ground. The state of American affairs is to be

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taken under consideration by the House of Commons
on the 30th instant, both Houses being adjourned,
for the holidays, to the 28th; and immediately
after, the East India affairs come on.”

A number of the Irish settlers lately arrived here
being sickly, a subscription was opened for their
relief; when, according to the wonted benevolence
and charity of the inhabitants of this town, near
200 £. sterling was almost immediately raised.

We are informed that since Mr. Seymour’s arrival
at Turk Island a considerable vent is found there for
British and American manufactures with foreigners.

BOSTON, June 29.

Extract of a letter from a Gentleman in London, to
his friend in
Boston, dated April 7.
” It is with the utmost concern the friends of the
colonies yet see such numbers led by a few inflam-
matory partisans, who have no other method of
rendering themselves conspicuous than by outrage
and opposition. The late New York petition to
Parliament is a contempt of lawful authority, and
an ungrateful return to their friends; and to me it
appears evident that unless they come to sober reason,
with a due subordination to order and government,
that they will bring infamy upon themselves, and
ruin upon their country. A noble stand hath been
made for liberty, but let not redress lead to licen-
tiousness. In short, I fear you stand upon a preci-
pice, and dread the consequence. God grant my
fears may be groundless.”

Extract of another letter from London, April 14.
” If the present Ministry continue, they have
every one declared for maintaining the authority of
the Crown, and of the Legislature, in its full force;
and I am well satisfied that no other Ministry can
be formed, without Mr. Grenville at the head of it.
The consideration on trade and finances has produced
a very great change in the sentiments of people.

” Within the House of Commons Mr. Grenville
needs no such testimony: His own conduct this
session has shown such an extent of knowledge, and
such strength of parts, as has convinced the House
of the superiority of his abilities, and all parties now
say he must be the Minister the first change that is

” I am very sorry to find that your Assembly has
been induced to imitate that of New York. Those
men surely must have very little concern for the
interest of this province who have been using every
art to mislead an honest well meaning people into
their own factious purposes.

” I attended the House of Lords all the time the
American affairs have been mentioned, and what-
ever diversity of sentiments there might appear in
other respects, yet all the Lords had but one opinion
about the necessity of preserving the King’s authority;
so that the fury and violence of those firebrands (I
hope I may say firebrand, and that it is but one man)
who have been driving things among you to such
excess have at last produced one good effect, to unite
all people here in the same sentiments. Lord Mans-
field made an extreme fine speech in the House of
Lords, upon the folly and wickedness of your incen-
diaries; who, against the conviction of their own
minds (if they understand any thing of law and con-
stitution, as they pretend) are endeavouring to raise
jealousies and alienate the affections of his Majesty’s
subjects there.”

NEW YORK, July 2.

Monday last arrived here the ship Frances, Capt.
Inglis, in 9 week from Cadiz. Capt. Inglis con-
firms the account given in the papers of the expulsion
of the Jesuits from Spain; and that a great number
of them were embarking at Cadiz for Civita Vecchia,
in the Pope’s dominions. He heard no talk of the
Manila ransom at Cadiz, but says the AEolus frigat
sailed from thence for England a few days before he
left it, with a great quantity of cash on board, on
account of the merchants; and the Aquilon was to
sail in a few days after him, with some of the same
commodity on board, for Italy.

Captain Baldwin, from Barbados, but last from
Connecticut, left that island about 35 days ago, and
acquaints us that such a general drought has prevailed
there this last season that few of the planters will
have more than half crops, and many pieces of cane
not worth cutting at all.

July 6. Last Saturday week was performed at
Newark the operation of lithotomy on a youth of
about 8 years of age, before several very eminent
Gentlemen in the practice of physick and surgery,
by Mr. John Jones, one of the principal surgeons of
this city. The largeness of the stone, and dexterity
with which it was extracted, were sufficient indica-
tions of his judgment in manual operation, and met
with the cordial approbation of all the Gentlemen
present. The symptoms are as favourable towards
a recovery as can be expected, from the severity of
so dangerous an operation.

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Extract of a letter from DEMARARA, May 18.
” The 24th of April, at 5 in the morning, we
were alarmed with another very dreadful earthquake,
which continued full 10 minutes; the motion seemed
to be from east to west, very quick and vibrating,
the weather very heavy rain, and calm. My family
and I, on the first shock, ran from our beds to the
fields, where we remained for some time, awfully
frightened, and very wet. This is a most terrible
country; we have had, more or less, earthquakes
every week since the 18th of October last.”


The deplorable havock lately made in the family
of a widow Lady on the Eastern Shore, by that
horrid contagious distemper commonly called the
GAOL FEVER, ought to give fresh warning to the
inhabitants of this province how they admit this
baneful malady into their families. A casual visit,
it seems, from one of the felons, sometime since
imported in a convict ship, communicated the dis-
temper to the Negroes. It is confidently reported
that near thirty people in this family, among whom
the worthy Lady herself was one, fell victims to the
fury of this malignant ravaging pestilence. Its pro-
gress was rapid, and its virulence too powerful for
all the skill and assiduity of our ablest physicians;
nor did its rage intermit until, by a waste of lives,
it wanted subjects to prey upon. What agravated
the afflicting circumstances of this unhappy family,
was a total suspension of those tender offices which
this much respected Lady might have expected from
a humane neighbourhood. They could only be-
hold, with a heart-felt sympathy a distress which
they could not attempt to relieve without the utmost
hazard of their own lives. The case of Mr. Howard,
near Annapolis, who lost his own life, and many
of his family, is a recent and notorious instance of
the malignity of this distemper. Moved by a tender
concern for the inhabitants, who have too often
felt the direful rage of this wide-wasting contagion,
our Assembly, at their last meeting, enacted a
Quarantine Law, which will probably give some
check to its introduction, and save the lives of
thousands. It is to be wished that the people may
cherish and act so manifestly tending to the preser-
vation of their lives, their healths, and their pro-
perty, and that they will take every measure in their
power to forward the execution of it, and to obviate
every evasion which the arts of interested men can
devise to frustrate its operation, and prevent the
beneficial purpose of our Legislature.

Last week arrived here the ship Albion, Captain
Spencer, from Bristol, with upwards of 100 of his
Majesty’s seven years passengers. By means of a
ventilator on board, it is said they are very healthy.
The ship has since proceeded for Chester river.


Lately died at his home in Smithfield, after a
short illness, Capt. SAMUEL WENTWORTH,
merchant there for many years. He was a Gentle-
man much esteemed for his benevolent and charitable
disposition, he was an indulgent husband, a tender
parent, and a kind master; qualifications which will
render his memory dear to his family, and respected
by all who had the pleasure of knowing him.

The Betsey, Captain Atkinson, from Liverpool,
is arrived in James river.

coming too late for this week’s paper, will have a place
in our next.


THE QUITRENTS due to his
Majesty for the year 1766, and
the arrears of former years, the Sheriffs
are desired to satisfy as soon as possible,
that I may be enabled to make a remit-
tance, agreeable to my instructions.———
Whoever fails to settle with the Auditor,
and to pay the balance into the Receiver’s
office, before the first day of September
next, will be allowed no further indulgence.

To be SOLD,
A VALUABLE young handsome
about 18 or 20 years of age, has every qualification of a gen-
teel and sensible servant, and has been in many different parts
of the world. He shaves, dresses hair, and plays on the
French horn. He lately came from London, and has with
him two suits of new clothes, and his French horn, which the
purchaser may have with him. Inquire at the Printing Office
of Mess. Purdie and Dixon.

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GLOUCESTER, July 20, 1767.
AS I intend to leave the colony this
fall, I must request the favour of all those who have
any demands against me to come immediately and settle, par-
ticularly those demands on account of gaming, I having made
a promise never to lay one shilling more upon any bet what-
soever, as it has been very harmful to
Their humble servant,

To be SOLD, on the first Monday in next
month, at my plantation on
SEVERAL Virginia born SLAVES,
discharge the several judgements now against me. Those to
whom I am indebted are desired to attend the sale,, that they
may receive satisfaction for the same, or supply themselves with
such things as they think will be sufficient. As I have been
so long kept from home, in expectation of receiving money
to settle with every body, but have been disappointed, there-
fore take this method of acquainting my creditors. Credit
will be allowed until the 1st of October next, on giving bond
with good security to JOHN WORMELLEY.
YORK, July 20, 1767.

on Thursday the 3d of September next.
pursuant to a decree of
county court,
ONE hundred and fifty acres of very
valuable LAND, lying in Slut’s creek, in Gloucester
county; also about 15 valuable SLAVES. The terms will
be agreed on at the day of sale.
Tdf LEWIS BURWELL, Jun. Sheriff.

To be SOLD to the highest bidder, at
Thomas Eggleton’s in Petersburg, on
the 20th of
August next (if fair, other-
wise next fair day) the sale to begin at
three o’clock,

LANGLEY now lives, lying on Appomattox
river, about four miles above Petersburg,
known by the name of Burlington, containing
by estimation 372 acres, whereon is a large
commodious dwelling-house, and all con-
venient out-houses, a fine garden, orchards, &c. in very good
order, and suitable for a genteel family. Six months credit
will be allowed for one half the purchase money, and twelve
months for the other half, on giving bond with good security

from Lunenburg county, a bay roan
horse, with a roached mane and bob tail,
about 14 hands high, shod before, paces
naturally, had a bell on when he went
away, branded on the near buttock [upside down] IF,
and on the near shoulder I. Whoever
brings the said horse to the subscriber, living near the lower
end of Lunenburg, or gives such intelligence that he may be
had again, shall have 40 s. reward.

from the subscriber, the 19th of June,
at the Hon. Richard Corbin’s, Esquire,
King and Queen county, a dark bay horse,
4 feet 7 inches and a half high, with a
hanging mane and bob tail, a small star
in his face, and some white spots upon
his back. Whoever brings him to the subscriber, at the afore-
said place, shall have 30 s. reward.
N. B. A mulatto fellow named AMOS, who has been
used to go by water, and belongs to Mr. William Meredith
in this neighbourhood, run away the same day the horse was
missing, and is suspected of having carried him off.

To be SOLD, at the late dwelling-house
of Mrs.
MARY PAGE, deceased, on
Tuesday the 28th of this instant,
of the said deceased, consisting of household and kitchen
furniture, two fine work horses, several fine milch cows, two
carts, and a riding chair and harness. Credit will be allowed
the purchasers until the 20th of April next for all sums above
40 s. on giving bond and security to
N. B. All persons that have any demands against the said
estate are desired to make them known by the day of sale, and
those indebted to it are desired to make speedy payment.

STRAYED from the subscriber, in
Brunswick county, some time in May last, a middle sized
black horse about 12 years old, with a hanging main and
switch tail, a blaze in his face that comes down over one nostril,
has some white in one eye, looks shy, and is hard to catch.
He paces a travelling gate, drags his hind feet, and goes
pretty freely. His head, neck, and fore parts, are well
formed, but his hinder parts ugly, and is low in flesh. There
went off with him a small, though likely, black yearling filly,
neither dockt nor branded, and has no white about her. The
horse came from Charles City county, and has several times
endeavoured to return thither. Whoever brings the said horse
and filly to me shall have 30 s. reward, or for the horse alone
20 s. and so in proportion. THOMAS STITH.

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To be SOLD at publick auction, on Monday
the 10th of August next, at JAMES
CITY court-house, being court day,
FIVE thousand two hundred and ninety
nine pounds of publick TOBACCO, for which three
months credit will be allowed, the purchaser giving bond and
security. PHILIP JOHNSON, Sheriff.

STOLEN or STRAYED out of the
pasture of Mr. John Worsham, at Bermuda Hundred, in
Chesterfield county, in the night of the 3d of June last, a slim
bright bay horse, about 14 hands high, with a hanging mane
and sprig tail, shod before when he went away, and branded
on the near buttock [dark filled in circle], but not distinct. It is supposed he is
gone to Buckingham county, near the court-house, where he
was raised by Thomas Webb, and sold to Jeremiah Hoy of
Williamsburg. Whoever brings the said horse to the subscriber,
in Surry shall have 40 s. reward.

TAKEN up, in King William a black
steer, marked with a crop and underkeel in the right
ear, and a crop and overkeel in the left.

To be SOLD together, or in parcels,
in Hanover county, within six or seven miles of Page’s
warehouse. I propose attending Hanover court in August next,
to receive proposals; but if any one should incline to treat
sooner, the terms, which will be very reasonable, may be
known by applying to me at Bremo, in Henrico county.

Run away from Cape Fear, in NORTH
CUDGOE, about 25 years old. this fellow has no
mark by which he can be described, other than that he looks
older than he really is. JEMMY, now 24 years old. One
of his arms was burnt when a child, by which the main sinew
is visibly contracted, but not so as to prejudice his working.
These two have been gone about twelve months. BRISTOL,
a yellow young fellow. He was kicked by a horse when a
little boy, which has left a large scar, beginning under his
eye, and extending along his cheek down to his jaw bone.
This fellow has been gone about 20 months, and is supposed
to have made his way for Richmond county, in VIRGINIA,
where he has three brothers, whom the subscriber sold to Col.
Tayloe, one of his Majesty’s Council. Whoever brings the
said Negroes, or any of them, to Mr. WILLIE JONES, on
Roanoke river, or to the subscriber at Cape Fear, shall have
FIVE POUNDS Virginia money for each Negro he brings.

NORFOLK, July 8, 1767
THE little indulgence shown me by
my creditors, obliges me to call in my outstanding
debts: This is therefore to request all those that are indebted
to me by bond, note of hand, or otherwise, to make imme-
diate payment, otherwise I shall be constrained, however dis-
agreeable, to commence suits immediately.

TAKEN up, in Fairfax, two heifers,
about 4 years old, one of them all white, except the
head, which is black, the right ear cropped, and a hole in
the left; the other a dark brindle, marked with a crop in the
right ear, and a hole in the left, with a nick in the under part
of it; posted, and appraised to 25 s. each.

TAKEN up, in Cumberland, a small
dark bay mare, with a star in her forehead, hanging
mane and sprig tail, a few saddle spots, her left fore foot white,
branded on the near buttock J X C and on the near shoulder JC;
posted, and appraised to 30s.

To be SOLD,
(adjoining the town of Fairfax, in Culpeper county,
where the court-house stands, and surrounding the said town)
containing 220 acres of rich land, as also 20 lots of ground,
of half an acre each, one of which is improved, with a dwel-
ling-house 28 by 16, with two brick chimnies, and two other
small houses for lodging rooms, 20 by 12, with a brick
chimney, and a ten foot shed, a kitchen, 16 feet square, with
a brick chimney, a dairy, smoke-house, and stable, as also a
warehouse 16 by 12, shedded and planked. There is on the
land a large quantity of meadow ground, and a fine pasture
under a good fence. There cannot be a more convenient or
profitable place for tradesmen or manufacturers to settle at in
Virginia than this spot, which is surrounded with a very thick
neighbourhood and rich lands, where tradesmen of all sorts
are much wanted. This tract is to be sold with or without
the improved lot herein mentioned, or with or without the
tavern before advertised by me, to which it would be a great
advantage in supplying wood, provisions, and provender for
horses, as well for the use of the tavern as the town. The
price of the premises is separately, viz

For the land adjoining the town, £.400
For the improved lot,     200
For the naked lots,       10 each.
For the tavern, and two lots and improvements,     500
In the whole, £.1300

which is at the least 200 £. less than the real value. Whoever
incline to purchase are desired to apply to MR. ROBERT
COLEMAN, living in Fairfax town or me in Frede-


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For disposing of, by way of LOTTERY,
the LAND and TENEMENTS under
mentioned, being the entire towns of

Rocky Ridge and Shockoe, lying at
the Falls of
James river, and the land
thereunto adjoining.

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

A double forge, a mill, with 2 1/2 acres of land adjoining,} LOTS. VALUE. RENTS
the use of the landing, the canal, with ten feet on each}
side, and 2000 acres of back land, the furthest part} ———   £.8000
of which is not more than five miles from the forge,}
Inspection at Rocky Ridge, at 12 years purchase, ———         780 £.65.0
James Lyle, his tenement, at do. ———         540     45
Archibald Buchanan, at do. ———         540     45
Alexander Stewart, at do. ———         510     42.10
Elizabeth Todd, at do. ———         480     40
Robert Gordon, at do. ———           90       7.10
Joseph Hopkins, at do. ———           60       5
John Shackelton, at do. ———          36       3
James Gunn, formerly rented to Thomas Yuille, ———         540     45
Ferry on the south side, at 20 years purchase, with half}
      an acre of land on the bank,—————} ———       2000   100
A fishery on the south side, at 20 years do. ———         600       30
———— ————
Number of improved lots, ———       12 £.14,176 £.428
Lots unimproved, each half an acre, to be laid off in a}
    town convenient to the river, with publick landings,} ———     300         7500
  &nbsp: at £.25 each, ——————————————}
——— ———— ————
The amount of lots on the south side of James river, in }
Chesterfield county, ——————————————} ———     312 £.21,676 £.428
—————————————————————— ——— ——— ———— ————
Shockoe inspection, at 112 years purchase, ———   £.780     65
Byrd’s do. at do. ———       780     65
Watson’s, at do. ———       720     60
James Buchanan, at do. ———       720     60
Patrick Coutts, at do. ———       420     35
George Ellis, at do. ———       120     10
James M’Dowell, at do. ———       480     40
David Ross, at do. ———       480     40
Thomas Younghusband, at do. ———       540     45
James Rozer, at do. ———         60       5
James Howling, at do. ———         60       5
John M’Keind, at do. ———       144     12
M’Pherson & Menzies, at do. ———       420     35
James Daley, at do. ———         36       3
Lewis Warwick, at do. ———         60       5
Ferry, at 20 years do. ———   2000   100
Fishery, at 20 years do. ———   2000   100
———— ————
Number of improved lots, ———       17     £.9820 £.685
10,000 acres of land, to be laid off in lots of 100 acres}
          each, valued at 30 s. per acre,————————} ———     100    15,000
10 islands, on some of which are very valuable fisheries, ———       10           300
Lots unimproved, valued at £.25 each, ———     400     10,000
——— ———— ————
The amount of lots on the north side of James river, ———     527 £.35,120 £.685
The amount of lots on the south side of do. as above, ———     312     21,676     428
——— ———— ————
                  839 Prizes. ———     839 £.56,796 £.1113
                9161 Blanks.
            10,000 Tickets, at £. 5 each, ——— ——— £.50,000

The said lottery will be drawn at Shockoe’s in June 1768, under the management and direction of the
CARTER, and CHARLES TURNBULL, Esqrs. trustees for the same, who will execute convey-
ances for the prizes drawn by the fortunate adventurers in this lottery. Tickets to be had of the trustees,
also of Col. ARCHIBALD CARY, JOHN WAYLES, and the subscriber.

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TAKEN up, in Dinwiddie, a bright
bay horse, about 4 feet 8 inches high, with a short
switch tail and hanging mane, canters pretty well, but slack
of courage; posted, and appraised to 10 £.

TAKEN up, in James City, a bright
bay mare, about 4 feet 2 inches high, and branded
on the near buttock D.

On Monday the 9th of NOVEMBER next
will be exposed to publick sale, at the

Rocky Ridge, in Chesterfield county,
ONE hundred valuable SLAVES,
belonging to the estate of Col CHARLES CARTER,
deceased. Six months credit will be allowed, the purchasers
giving bond and security to the executors.

A TRACT of 3000 acres of LAND,
in the county of ALBEMARLE, on the three forks of
Pretty’s creek, on which is a great deal of very valuable low
ground, and as much cleared (with houses and proper im-
provements) as is sufficient for fifteen working hands. The
plantations thereon produce very good crops of tobacco and
corn, and fine stocks of cattle and hogs; the price is 900 £.
Also a tract of 1500 acres of good land, on the Hedgeman
river, in Culpeper county, running three miles on the river,
and affords a good deal of low ground, both high and low
ground very good; the price is 500 £. Also a valuable tract
of 400 acres, in Culpeper county, very rich and level, where
Col. Gabriel Jones lately lived, having several valuable houses
and improvements thereon, now in the tenure of Mr. Laurence
and about 30 miles distant from Fredericksburg;
the price is 300 £. Also my tavern at Culpeper court-house,
in Fairfax town, being a large new commodious house, with
convenient one-houses, stable, garden, and all proper improve-
ments, and has vast custom, vending 500 pounds worth of
liquors, original cost in a year, the rent of which is worth 60 £.
a year; the price is 500 £. Any person inclinable to purchase
either of the above tracts of land, or tavern, will find either
of them a good bargain, and worth their while to apply to
me, at Fredericksburg.

N. B. The lots and houses in the tenure of Mr. James
in the most pleasant situation on the main street in
Fredericksburg (before advertised by me) are still to be sold,
or let for a term of years, on very reasonable conditions, in
order to satisfy some debts I am liable for as security for the
said James Hume.      R. D.

To be SOLD,
A FORGE, and geared GRIST MILL,
both well fixed, and situated on a plentiful and constant
stream, near Todd’s warehouse, in King and Queen county,
with several SLAVES used to work there, as finers, hammer-
men, and colliers, and well acquainted with the business;
also two valuable blacksmiths, and about 2000 acres of land,
adjoining or near the forge. Any person inclinable to pur-
chase may know the terms by applying to me, in King William

To be SOLD,
FOURTEEN hundred acres of very
good TOBACCO LAND, lying on Turkey creek, in
Hanover county, and not above ten acres cleared in the whole
tract. Any person inclinable to purchase may know the terms
by applying to

To be SOLD, on twelve months credit,
ABOUT 20,000 acres of
LAND in Amherst county, to which
an indisputable title will be made, and laid
off in lots as may best suit the purchasers.
Apply to Col. William Cabell, (who is At-
torney for the executors of Philip Grymes,
Esq; deceased, and lives in Amherst county)

Scheme of a Lottery
FOR disposing of 146 LOTS of
LAND, in the town of Hanover, yet remaining
unsold.———The least valuable of the lots, according to the
prices of those most remote from the water, which have been
sold, not being less than 20£. which is far below a medium
between that sum and what was given for several near the
water, the unsold lots are rated at 30£. each, accounting
1, 2, 8, 9, 10, on which Page’s warehouses stand, one lot;
and 24, 35, 36, 47, 48, 49, on which Crutchfield’s ware-
houses stand, one other lot only, so that there will be but 137
lots in the whole to be drawn for; and it is proposed that
there shall be no more than that number of chances, and
consequently no blanks. The consideration money will not
be required of Gentlemen willing to become adventurers,
and subscribing to the scheme, until April next; when it is
to be paid to the proprietor at Williamsburg, either in cash, or
3000 wt. of tobacco. The drawing will be soon after the
subscription shall be completed, of which notice shall be given
in the Virginia Gazette. Robert Carter Nicholas, George
Wythe, Thomas Everard, John Thompsons,
and Jerman Baker,
Esquires, will be managers of the lottery, or any three of
them. Tf MANN PAGE.

Persons may be supplied with this PAPER, at 12 s. 6 d. a Year. ADVERTISEMENTS of a moderate Length are inserted
for 3 s. the first Week, and 2 s. each Week after.

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