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r r ryVv/ Vy r pz ▼/ * A Weekly, Political, and Commercial Paper Open to all Parties, but Influenced by None. ‘DO thou Gt eat LIBERTY inspire cur Souls,—And make our Lives tn THYPoficflion happy,—Or, our Deaths glorious in THY justDefence.’ Vol. ll.] JOHN WINTHROP, Advertiies the public, THAT he has removed from the store utuatcd between Mr. Ben iamin Andrews, and Mr. Samuel Elliot, jun. near the Swing Bridge, to that lately improved by Mr. Thomas Symmcs, op Dofite the South fide of the Market, where he has to fell as cheap as can tea fonably be expeded. -Choice Philadelphia Duck, flour, I icklenburgba, Bar Iron, Window glass of all Cordage, forts, Loaf and brown fu- Ofnaburgs, gars. Nails, &c. &c. Cod Lines, &c. CASH given for FLAX-SEED, And a good price. NATHANIEL GREENOUGH, - Begs leave to acquaint the WORLD, That he has just received from London, an elegant Aflortment of Fall and Winter GOODS, That are now ready for Sale, at hrs (hop two doors to the northward of the Poft-Office, just above the Market in Cornhilf,Bofton, Among which are, A FINE aflbrtment of fupcrfinc midd.ing and low-prized broad cloths, Rattsens, Bath and knapt Beaver coatings, Frizes, 8 4ths Lambskins or A Coatings, Kerfeys, German Serges, embos sed ditto, Colchefter and Drapery Baizes, Duffils, Shags, striped and rose Blankets, flannels, Milled ditto for Ironing Cloths, Barefkins, &c. divers kinds of Woollens, from 133. 6d. Old Tenor to a Guinea the Yard. A variety of articles for Men’s Women s and Children’s Gowns. A large aflbit went of IRISH LINENS j-4ths, 7 Bths, and Yard wide, from 7s. Old Tenor, to 455. the Yard. The above Articles with a vast many o* thers, toohnmy to be here particularly men tioned, he will fell as cheap, or Cheaper, than can be bought at any Shop or Store on the Continent. The Quality of his Goods * and the lowoeGof his Prices, will abundant ly prove it. , N. B. He sincerely thanks his Friends and Customers for their psst Favours, and begs they would still continue to lay under greater Obligations to them by granting him their Custom in future. He (hall esteem himfelf obliged if they will come and view his Goods, that he may have an opportunity of suiting them. Choice French INDIGO By the hundred, dozen or Angle pound, , To be fo’d bv HENRY PRENTISS, At his store the head of Green’s Wharf; ALSO, CHOICE Lisbon and Port WINES, by the quarter cask, Lisbon OYL bv the cask nr jar, a few quintals of excellent Dumb Fish, loaf and brown Sugars, Bohea Tea, Coffee, Chocolate, Pepper, Al* spice and Ginger by the hundred, dozen, or fmgle Pound, Nutmegs, Cloves, Cinnamon, Mace, Logwood, Redwood, Allum, Cop peras< &c. &c. As Cheap for Cath as can be bought at any Store in Town. ALL Persons that are indebted to the Printer hereof, will greatly o blige him by making speedy payment. f Or, Thomas’s Boftori Journal. THURSDAY, November 5, 1772. FRIDAY, October 30. BOSTON. The following gentlemen are commif- R med for the north battery, viz- Natha niel Barb t, Esq, Captain, wi.h Major’s rank.-*Amel Ruddock, fl ft Lieutenant, with Captain s rank.—Edward Burbeck, firft Gunner and fccond Lieutenant. — William Dickman, fexond Gunner. Ex trail cf a letter Jr tin London, Aug- tl. “ Loru Hi'dborough has Mutually reftgn ed, and Lord Da't.nouth fixed in his place, who is one of the best men alive, mild and gentle, always meaning well, and ready to hear reason, and to follow good advice; so that I hope the colonies will soon find their account in this change, and that what remains still in dispute between them and u», will quickly be adjusted to our mutual fatisfadion and content.’* SATURDAY, Odober 31. BOSTON. On the ift of September, Mr. Sllvanus Ripley, and his companion and interpre ter Lieutenant Joseph Taylor, returned to Dartmouth College from their mission to the Indian tribes in Canada; and brought with them ten children from those tribes, to receive an education at that fchooi; two of them are children of Enghfh cap tives, who were taken by the Indians in former Wars; one of them a grana (on about eight* years old, of Mr Tarbull, who was taken from Groton about sixty years ago; he greatly rejoiced to fee them on this occasion: The old gentleman was hearty and well, and ex prefled great affec tion to his relations in New-England, and desired they might be informed of his wel fare ; he was the eldest chief of that vil lage.—A grand fan of Mrs. Eunice Wil liams of Deerfield, in the year 1740, would have come with them but was sick with the measles; but he is expeded in the spring.—— The number of Indian children in that Ichool is eighteen. Captain Solomon Hatch, who is arriv ed at Wood's Hole, in lat. 37. took up a chest in which was a new suit of cloaths, a new beaver hat, a quantity of ca(h, and aquadrant with the name of John Smith at length thereon.—Any perlon proving their claim thereto may have the above by applying to said Hatch. MONDAY, iXuvcmoc. 1. BOSTON. The mtjjage, mtntionod in ottr laft y tt hit Ex t^Usne^9 frsm tbs tswn sf itgady ejpmblta at Eantuu-HaU, it at vrx. “ May it pleaft year <( Thb frecnuiuers and other inhabi tants of the town of Boston legally assem bled in Faneuil-Hall, beg leave to acquaint your Excellency, that a report has prevail :d, which they have reason to apprehend is well grounded, that stipends are affixed to the offices of the Judges of the Superior Court of Judicature, &c of this province, whereby they are become independent of ihe grants of the General Affcmbiy for their support; contrary to ancient and in variable usage. This report bas spread an alarm among all considerate persons who have heard of it, in town and country;, being viewed as tending rapidly to com plete the system of their fl a very, which o riginated in the House of Commons of Great-Britain, assuming a power and au thority to give and grant the monies of the colomfts without their content, ano against their repeated remonstrances And, i as the judges hold their places during plea lure, this eftablilhment appears big with fatal evils, so obvious that it is needief* to treTpafs on your Excellency’s time in men tioning them. u It is therefore the hutrble and earnest request of tne town, that y >ur Excellency would be pl-rated to infonn tnem, whether you have received any such advice relating co a matter so deeply intereftin? to the in habitants of this province, which gives you aflurance that such an eftablilhment has been, or is Lkely, to be made. Aittft- - William Cooper, Tewn-Cltrh*' On Friday the town met according to adjournment, and the committee which had been appointed to wait on the Gover nor, reported from his Excellency the fol lowing answer to their message, viz. . Gent lent v , f • H •* IT it by ne means prefer for me te lay 0 before the inhabitants es any town whatfee • u ver y in cenfeyuenee of their votes and pro “ ceedings in a town-meeting, any part of my “ correspondence as Governor of the province. or te acquaint them whether 1 have er have “ not received any advices relating tt the “ the public affairs of the government. Tbit “ Reason alone, if your address to me had been “ in other refpefls unexceptionable, would 0 have been Juffident te reJirain mt from * complying with your desire. “ i /hall always be ready te gratify the in -0 habitants of the town of Bejion upon every * regular application to mt on buftnefs of pub -0 lie concernment to the town, as far as I “ JhaV have it in my power, conjiftent with “ fidelity to the truji which bis Majtfiy has •• repojed in mt. T. HUTCHINSON. Provinct-Heuft, Oilober, 1771. “ Te the inhabitants of the town cf Bejion, in town mttting afftmbledat Faneuil-Hall” The foregoing anlwcr being read, it was moved that a committee be appointed to prepare a humbe petition to the Governor, praving that he would be pleated to order a feflion of the General Affcmbiy at the t<mc to which it now stands prorogued ; and Mr. Otis, Mr. Adams and Mr. Cu(h ing were appointed accordingly. Who re ported a draft; which being read, it was voted that the fame gentlemen who had before carried the meffsge of the town, wait on his Excellency with the following petition, viz. *• To his Excellency the Governor of the province. 0 The PETITION of the freeholders and other inhabitants of the town of Bolton, legally affembied, by adjournment, in Faneuil-Hall, on Friday October 30, ’77 2 * ~ „ Humbly jhtwtth, <( I hat your petitioners are fliU greatly alarmed at the report which has been pre valent of late, viz. That stipends are af fixed to the offices of the Judges of the Su perior Court of Judicature of this pro v nee, by order of the crown, for their support. •• Such an eftablilhment is contrary, not only to the plain and obvious tente of the I charter of this province, but aTo, to feme of the fundamental principles of the eom mon-law; to the benefit of which all B* i tifh fubjrds, wherever dispersed through out the British empire, are indubitably en titled. ( n Such a jealousy, have the fubjeof England for their rights, liberties and pri vileges, and so tender regard has been (kown to them by his Majesty, that not withstanding the provision made at the re volution, that the Judges of the King’s Superior Counts of law there, should hold their not at pleasure, but during good behaviour; and since that time for their support, his Majesty among other the firft ads of his reign, was graci ously pleated to recommend it to parlia ment, and an ad passed, that their com missions ffiouid not ceaie at the demise of the King ; wherrby every thing pofiible in human wisdom Perns to have been done, to establish an impartia'ity in their decifi- j on*, not on'y between fubjed and fubjed, I but between the crown and the subj d — Of how much greater importance must it be to prefe’vc from thejeaft fuppoteable bias, the judges of a court, u.vefted by the laws of this province, which have been approved of by M sjefty, with powers as fully and amply to all intents and pur poses whatever, as the courts of Kings- Bench, Common Pleas, and Exchequer*, within his M«jeftv’s kingdom of England or ought to have. • । “Your Excellency will allow your petiti oners, with due submission, to repeat, that this eftablifhaunt appears to them preg nant with such fatal evils, as that the mote distant thought of its taftmg effed fold their mind with dread and horror. , “ Theft, Sir, are the sentiments and ap prehensions of this metropolis ; exprefled however with due deference to the tenti ments of the province, with which your petitioners are anxiously so ic toui of being made acquainted.,. . It is tbeiefore their earnest and humble request, that your Excellency would be pleated to allow the General Affcmbiy to meet at the time to which it now ftanda. prorogued ; in order, that in that tional body, with whom it is to enquire into grievances and redrete them, the joint wisdom of the province may ba employed, in deliberating and de termining on a matter so important and ra terming. % Philadelphia, OBober it. On Fri day evening the following address was presented to the repretentatives of the city and county of Philadelphia, in General Affcmbiy, by a committee of a number of the inhabitants of said city and county. “To Israel Jacobs, Henry Pawling, Jona than Roberts; Michael Hillegas, Samu el Rnoads, Joseph King, J >feph Par ker, and George Gray, Efqrs. Repre sentatives of the county; and Samuel Shoemaker, and Thomas Mifflin, Efqrs. Burgesses of the city of Philadelphia. **7he addrtfs of a number of freemen of the cenoty and city afertjatd. , "Gentlemen, it “WE sincerely congratulate you, in behalf of ourselves, and others, our fel low-citizens and countryman, on your e*> ledion to represent us in General* Aflem bly for the pretent year; and tnougb we have the highest opinion of your abilities and integrity, and doubt not but you will exert your utmost endeavours to promote every measure, which may tend to furthep, thehappinefs of the community; permit us, nevertheless, to recommend to your at tention the following fubjeds, do matters, either dire&ly In themselves, or in their confequencet, most likely to sap the liber ty of our happy constitution. And firft; Ads of Aflembly have been passed, without giving the people ass op portunity of hearing the purport of them, or offering their objedions (if assy) nor can they pofiblv know, who here or have not justly repretented tteor, except by pri vate int-'ligcnce; and, as we humbly con ceive the people have an indubitable right to know how their bufmefs it tranfaded in the house, we exped that our worthy re presentatives Will coincide in opinion with us, that their conflftuents are entitled to have free aceeh there, or that fucti me thods should be taken to give them Gtis fadion, as to the wisdom of the house (hall teem meet. Secondly ; The Excite Ad, psfled lift year, we apprehend to be opprefflve, par tial and unconstitutional in ittelf, and ro Jess subversive of the liberty of the Cub ed, and dangerous in its confluences. Op* preffi/e, as it is a heavy* tax upon tne nu.. d'ing and poor c'aft of the inhabitancy Partial, as the imp orter may evade the pa« ment of one farthing for what he co fumes. Unconltiiut onal, as a nerfon [Numb. 90.