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A Weekly, Political, and Commercial Paper :—Open to all Parties, but Influenced by None.
*D O THOU Great LIBERTY INSPIRE our Souls, —And make our Lives in THY Possession happy,—-Or, our Dcat is glorious in u jusi Defence.
Vol. IV.]
AMAN that writes a good hand, un
derilands merchant* accompts, and can be well recom
mended. Enquire of the Printer.
And Superfine BROAD CLOTHS.
A PRIME assortment of Padufoys, Du
capes, Luteftrings; plain and figured Sattins, Da
majk>, Sarihets, &«.—lupertinc faihionable coloured Broad
Cloths, with suitable Linings and Trimming* ;
To be Sold at an exceeding low rate, by
At their (hop near the Mill-Bridge, Boston,
may be had, all kinds of c
Englifli, Scotch, India, Hard-Ware
and Cutlery GOODS,
By Wholelale or Retail,
Extremely cheap for Calh or Ihon Credit.
RUSSIA duck, heft Peterftmrg hemp,
Dutch rope yarns, allo a quantity of choice junk, fit
to make into cordage of any size, great part of which will do
for Hezine small veflHa without working over, to be fold at
Store on Dock-Square,
Where is to fell by wholeiale or retail,
Dutch looking-glaffcs of various fixes,
Dutch bruihes, single or by the set, hampers of stone ware,
via. quart and pint Mugs and Chamber Pot* ; a few calk*
choice Rice, all fort* of Spices very low, Qatmeal per buflicl,
a parcel of fine Narraganfet and Pomfret Cheese, new Rai
sins, Currants, and all fort* of Groceries as usual
except TEA. ' . e
N. B. A quantity of choice 3-threaded Seine Twine, for
Salmon, Mackrel or Herring Nets.
Allo, White Beans per bulheL
MIL L-W RIGHT, from Lon sox,
At Mr. Ruflell’*, Holyoke-Smet, South end, Bo»ton,
Undertakes to build or repair
most kinds of MIL L S now in in Great-
Britain or America, via. Water, and Wind GriftMiU*>
Paper and Saw Mill*, Ac. and fit* up Rollers foZcrulh
ing of Mak, all in most new and compleateft manner j
alio Bolting Milk of all ki make* up French ftonea
and fit* them up with proper Gore Work, and he ha*
Wire Work for a Cillinder Flour Machine, will warrant it
to defs to Buftel* of Wheat Meal in one hour, and will finift
the firfts, fecond*, third* and fourths, fine and coarse Bran at
one operation, which by a Cloth Bolting Mill requires many,
it will make more or less of the firfts, teconds, Ac. by only
turning over the partitions, and will prove itfelf the most ufe
ful thing of its kind that has ever been uled in theie parte.
Those who pieate to favour the aforefaid John House
man with their commands, may depend on being
served as above, aud their favours acknowledged by
their most obedient and most humble servant,
WHEREAS I the fubferiber intend
leaving off the Baking bufineG very soon, do take
thia opportunity of returning my thanks to those gentlemen
and ladies who have favoured me with their custom, since
my late husband’s decease. MARY SURCOMB.
N. B. A very good horse and handsome chaise to be fold.
Inquire of Mary Surcomb.
The business will be carried on as usual by Mr. Wilham
Flagg. Boston, February 3 3</, 1774.
This is to acquaint all gentlemen and
ladies that the baking business will be carried on as usual,
by the fubferiber, who is determined to give universal la ■
Sfiflion. « WILLIAM FLAGG.
Nxw-Yonr, December 3, 1773.
For printing by Svescainion,
THE Memoirs of the Life of the Rev.
of the right Hon. the Counteft of Huntingdon. In which
every ciicumftance worthy of natice, both m hi* private and
public character is recorded. Faithfolly frle&ed from hi*
original papers, Journal* and Letters. IHuftrated by a va
riety of mterefting and entertaining Anecdotes, from the bed
To which are added,
A particular account of this Death and
Funciaband extradsfrom the Sermons which were preach
ed on that occasion.
Bv the Rev. JOHN GILLIES, D. D.
I. It fliail be printed in large Twelves, on good paper
end with new and neat types.
11. It will consist of about three bund ed p.’ges, and the
•rice tn the foWcriben will be no more than Six Shillings,
neatly bound and lettered, although the London edition i»
nearly double that price.
' 111- It ihall be put to the pref* as soon as 3CO have lub
■ and the names of the fubferiber* printed at the
JV. The books a* soon aa finilhed, will be delivered to
tfy fubferiber* upon paying Six Shilling*.
V. Those that fubicribeibr twelve ihall have a thirteenth
gratis. nrttr rn
Subscriptions are taken in by FHIt-IP
FREEMAN in Union-street, freeing the Cornfields, and
PHILIP FREEMAN, jun. near Liberty-Tree, in Boston,
a nd cy all the Printers and Boukfclien on the Continent.
Or, Thomas’s Bolton Journal
THURSDAY, March 31, 1 774-
His MAJ ES T Y’s mojl gracious
SPEECH to both Houses of Par
liament, on Thursday, January 13,
' *774*
My Lords, and Gentlemen,
H E unusual length of thelaft
3 session of Parliament made me
cMo T On? deiirous of giving you as long
Jr t» a recess as the public service
would admit. I have, there
fore, been glad to find myfelf under no ne
cessity of calling you from your refpedive
counties at an earlier season ; and I doubt
not but you are now met together
best difpoiition, for applying yourfeluWO’ 1
the dispatch of the public business. IP & 1
You will, I am persuaded, agree wiflwgj
in regretting, that the peace, so long expecT"
ed, and so very desirable, is not yet effected be
tween Russia and the Porte ; but it is with
real fatisfadion I can repeat, that other
foreign powers continue ft ill to have the
fame pacific disposition with myfelf. I can
have no other with than to fee the general
tranquility leftxed ; For the eftabliihment
and fubfequmt preservation of which, no
endeavours of mine, confident with the
honour of my crown and the interests of
my people, Ihall ever be wanting.
In theftateof foreign affairs, you will
have full leisure to attend to the improve
ment of our internal and domestic lituati
on; and to the prosecution of measures,
more immediately refpeding the preserva
tion and advancement of the revenue and
commerce of th® kingdom. Among the
objects which, in this view, will come under
your confidcration, none can better deserve
your attention than the state of die gold coin $
which I must recommend to you in a more
particular manner, as well on account of
its very high importance, as of the peculiar
advantages which the present time affords,
for executing with success such measures as
you may find it axpedient to adopt with ref
pe& to this great National concern.
The degree of diminution which the
coin had actually fuffered, and the very ra
pid progress which the mifehief was daily
making, were truly alarming. It is with
much fatisfa&ion I have teen the evil, in a
great measure, checked by the regulations
made in thelaft feflionsof Parliament.! trust,
hojvever, that you will not stop here, nor
think that you have discharged your duty,
either to your country or your fellow
fubje&s, withoutufing your best endeavours
for putting the gold coin upon such a foot
ing, as may not only completely remove
the present grievance, but render the credit
and commerce of the kingdom fufficiendy
secure from being again exposed to the like
Gentlemen of the House of Commons,
I have ordered the proper estimates for
the current year to be laid before you ; and,
rely‘on your readiness to grant me such
Supplies as (hall be found requisite in the
present Situation of affairs.
My Lords and Gentlemen,
The experience I have had of your past
condtuft leaves me no room to doubt, either
of your zeal or prudence, in your endea
vours to promote the welfare of your coun
try. You will not Suffer any parts of the
public fcrvice to escape your attention; but,
various and extensive as those are, you will
be careful to feled, for your immediate de
liberation, such of them as (hall appear tn
be most important: And you can propose
no measures, that will Serve either to Secure
or advance the happincts and prosperity of
mv people, in which you may not always
depend on my most hearty concurrence.
When his Prussian Majesty took poflefli
on of Prague, he was Surveying one of the
principal cathedrals, attended by one of the
most dignified Ecclefiafticsjand perceiving
the twelve Apostles in rich gold habits, he
asked the Priest what was the value of the
gilding ?“ Sire,” replied the priest, “ they
are Solid gold.” “ Gold I” answered his
Majesty, “ then the Apostles are put to a
wrong uSe, for it was intended by their
matter they should travel all over the face
of the earth for the public good, and behold
in your church they areall confined ; there
fore, to fulfil their master’s orders, I will
have them immediately made into ducats,
that they may travel over the face of the
earth.”—So Alexander Said of the beard of
TEfculapius ,that it was cruel to Suffer his
to have one of gold in the winter,
wflrh wool was so much warmer.
-19 L Letter from Dublin mentions, that
and continued emigrations
Irom the North of Ireland have at last roui
cd the nobijity and gentry of that coun
try to find Some expedient to prevent them
in future ; accordingly, they have just en
tered into an allocution to discourage all
Monopolizers of land, to portion out of
their estates in smaller parcels, and to let
those parcels at that moderate rent as will
eftablilh an interest to the tenant in the
leases, and enable them to live Something
like the independent yeomanry of this
kingdom. This excellent institution, it is
Said, was begun by Lord Hilhborough, who
at the fame time, generouily gave releaSes
in full for large arrears due to him by feve
*al of his tenants.
Another Letter from Dublin fays, “ five
hundred and Seventy labourers, with
their wives and children, have within these
few months, Shipped themselves off at
Corke for the Colonies. The County of
Connaught is almost drained of inhabitants,
in so much that fevarral gentlemen of for
tune, there have been obliged to offer ad
vanced prices to labourers in Dublin, to
undertake worksof hulbandryin the coun
try. . Hand-bills have been dillributed,
wherein offers are made to the labourers of
paying the expences of their journey to Se
veral parts of the country. In short the
land-holders now beat up for labourers as the
King does for Soldiers, and I believe with
pretty much the fame success. Men enlist
one day, and desert the next.”
A late letter from Berlin, (the capita! of
the Prussian dominions,) fays, that a new
treaty of alliance has been concluded be
tween the Empress of Ruffiaand the King of
Prussia, by which the latter engages to assist
the former against the Turks, with an ar
my of 80,000 men.
On the 18th of November, at night, his
Majesty the King of Prussia was attacked by
a fit of the apoplexy, which gave a great alarm
to the whole court j but it was happily soon
By the last accounts from Boston, in New-
England, it is Said his Excellency Gover
nor Hutchinson has been pleased to ap
point Barnaveltßoylfton,Efq; now in En
gland,to be senior Captain,with therankof
Major, in Brigadier Brattle’s regiment of
light horse, with assurances that if Col.
Erving should rtfign the firft regiment of
foot(which wasevery day expected) Major
Boy Ifton should Succeed to be commander
thereof. [Mr. J. Boylfton is fuftofed to be
author of certain publications in the London
papers Jtgned Barnavdt.]
fRI i) A Y Maren 25.
B O S T O N.
From a late London Pupen
We arc informed, from good authority,
that notwithstanding the compliments paid
by the Americans to the merchants and
owners of Ships trading to America from
London, there are five-hundred chests of
tea lately shipped for that continent, and
that the duty for the fame is remitted before
hand by the treasury, to New-York :
However, no fineffe, we are told, will Gq
[Numb. 165.
with the ftiff-neckcd Americans, and the
ship that carries this tea must find protecti
on under a man of war’s stern, for land it
ihe cannot, or both ship and cargo will be
destroyed. She is chartered, it teems, out
and home on the fame goods, and to be
equally paid for bringing them back, as
landing them.
We learn from Marblehead, mat sun
dry articles left to becleanfedat Cat-Island
after the deftrudhon of the inoculating
hospital there, were lately taken from
thence, among which were seven gowns,,
(the property of fomc ladies who had th:
small pox there) Several coverlids and blan
kets, and a quantity oS iron ware.—Twen
ty Dollars reward is offered by Jonathan
Glover and company, upon conviction of
the offenders, and who, upon their, difeo
very are determined again to try t ic strength
of the county goals.
A letter from Madeira mehtioning the
late gale of wind at that island, fays, “ the
oldest person here docs not remember of
ever feeing such a high Sea, nor such a hea
vy gale of wind, and had it lasted an hour 1
longer, all the vessels, which were 20 in
number, would undoubtedly have come a
shore. That 66 people perished, and it is
computed that ioo,oool. ’’property was
loft in goods and Vefl'cls.”
SATURDAY, Maßh <6.
Capt* Craig, who arrived at Philadelphia,
informs, that the brig , Captain Pack
wood, from New-England, over Set in lat.
29, and the people were taken off her bot
tom and carried into Antigua.
Wednclday, the 13th of Aprils is ap
pointed by authority to be observed as a day
of publicfaftin the Colony of Connecticut.
Yesterday arrived here the Brigantine
Brothers, Capt. Chambers, in 16 weeks
from Falmouth, but last from St. Euftatia ;
having with the loss of her main-matt
bee n blown off’ the coast.
Wc hear from Newcastle. New-Hamp
shire, that her Serene Highness Caroline
Augusta Harriot, PrinceSs hereditary of
Browtonfburgh, Dutchefs of Bontonfburgh
and Wormfgrove, Marchioness of JValde
grave, &c. has lately taken up her residence
in that town.
MONDAY, March 28.
B O S T O N.
Friday last arrived here the Halifax arm
ed fchooncr, Capt. Rogers, from Carolina)
Ihe failed from this place Some time Since,
with James Montague, ESq; Son of the
Admiral, who was appointed to the com
mand of his Majesty’s (loop Tamar, in the
room of Capt. Lobo, deceased, Rationed at
Cape Fear;
Extract of a letter from St. Eujlatid, Feb. 231
** Admiral Perry, with a fleet of fix fail
of men of war, and Several transports, paS-
Sed by this road about twelve days past ;
Some oS the officers came on ffiore and got
liberty to prefe out of the Engliffi vessels ;
it soon took wind* and the different Cap
tains balked the Admiral’s intention®;
Various were the qonje&ures of people -
The destination of the fleet was a great
secret ; no getting the least intelligence
from the officers or men : However, yester
day arrived avcflel that brought intelligence
of the fleet’s being at anchor at Crub-!fland ;
where the Admiral has abfolutelv hoisted
Englifli colours. This Island the Spaniards
have laid claim to, and even gone so far as
to take Engiiih and other foreign veffcfc,
that have watering, &c. at the Island. It
is very plain in fight of Porto-Rico } and
one of the frigates it is said, is opne into
St. John’s, to acquaint theSpanifti Gover
nor of this proceeding : And it is reported
that two Pack< ts war.: immediately diiputi h- z

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