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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 PofTeflion happy,—Or, our Deaths glorious in thy just Defence.’
Vol. IV.]
to be fold at Mrs. Miiom's, a little to the northward
•fConcert-Hall, opposite GreenleaPs printing-office; Sattins
the newest faffiion for Cloaks and Bonnets, the nicest
Chip-Hats, and the common fort for covering. An aflort
ment of genteel Ribbons, Ferfuns, Alamodes, sewing Silks,
Mullins, Glovea and Mitts, Gimp-Trimmings, Gauzes,
Bfond Lace and Edgings* black ditto* Cap-Wire* 1 ooth-
Bruffies, Silk Laces for Stays, Pins, Needles, Threads,
Tapes, Bindings, Durants and Tammies. Also, ready made
Caps and Hoods, Sec. See. Sec. ,
S # * All forts of MILLENARY Work done with care
and expedition as usual.
M I L L-W R I C H T, from London,
At Mr. Russell’s, Holyoke-Strect, South-end, Boston,
Undertakes to buiia or repair
mod kinds of M 1 L L S now in ufe,either in
Britain or America, viz. Water, and Wind Grist Mills,
Paper and Saw Mills, Sec. and fits up Rollers for cruffi
ing of Malt, all in the most new and compieateft manner J
alio Bolting Mills of all ki ds.and makes up French stones
and fits them up with proper Gore Work, and he has
Wire Work for a Cillinder Flour Machine, will warrant it
to dress 30 Bulhels of Wheat Meal in one hour, and will finilh
the firfts, fecondt, thirds and fourths, fine and coarfeßran at
•ne operation, which by a Cloth Bolting Mill requires many,
it will make more or less of the firfts, leconds, Sc c. by only
turning over the partitions, and will prove itfelf the most ufe
ful thing of its kind that has ever been used in these parts.
Those who please to favour the aforefaid John House
man with theit comr .nds, may depend on being
Served a» above, aud their favours acknowledged by
their most obedient and most humble servant,
WHEREAS I the fubferiber intend
leaving off the Baking business very soon, do take
this opportunity of returning my thanks to those gentlemen
and ladies who have favoured me with their custom, since
roy late hulband’s decease. MARY SL'RCOMB.
N. B. A very good horse and handsome chaise to be fold.
Enquire of Mary Surcomb.
The business will be carried on as usual by Mr. fVillmm
Flagg. Boflon, February 33^,1774.
This is to acquaint all gentlemen and
hJies that the baking business will be carried on as usual,
by the fubffcriber, who is determined to give universal fa
titfo&ion. WILLIAM FLAGC.
New-York, December 3, 1773.
.For printing by Subscription,
THE Memoirs of the Life of the Rev.
of the right Hob. the Countcfs of Huntingdon. In which
every circumftancc worthy of natice, both in his private and
public chara&er is recorded. Faithfully felefled from his
original papers, Journals and Letters. Illuftratcd by a va
riety of interesting and entertaining Anecdotes, from the bed
To which are added,
A particular account of this Death and
Funeral, and extradb from the Sermons which were preach
ed on that occafmn.
By the Rev. JOHN GILLIES, D. D.
I. It ihall be printed in large Twelves, on good paper
and with new and neat typw
-11. It will consist ot about three hundred pages, and the
pi ice to the fubfcribers.will be no more than Six Shillings,
neatly bound and lettered, although the London edition is
nearly double that price.
111. It Hull be put to the press as soon as 300 have sub
scribed ; and the names of the fubferibers printed at the
s IV. The books as soon a* finiffied, will be delivered to
the subs riber* upon paying Six Shillings.
V. Those that fubicribe for twelve Dull have a thirteenth
Subscriptions are taken in by PHILIP;
FREEMAN in Union-street, faceing the Cornfields, and
PHILIP FREEMAN, jun. near Liberty-Tree, in Boston,
and by ail the Printers and Booksellers on the Continent.
IN confidence that the example of those
public spirited gentlemen, who have fubferihed to the
propofols for railing the sum of sixty pounds, lawful money,
to enable a pofttoride weekly between Norwich and
Boston, will influence others to be liberal to an establish
ment which, it is evident, must be productive of great com
mercial advantages to both towns and the intermediate
country—--Induced by these considerations, foid Cleveland
has undertaken (although there is 21 1. 10 s. wanting to
complete the abovemrnrioncd sum) to set out from the prin
ting-office in Norwich every Thursday, immediately after
the publication of tlx Norwich News-paper, for the
space of one year from the date hereof. He will proceed
through Windham, Pomfret, Men don, &c. and ar
rive at Boston on Saturdays, remain there until Monday
morning, and return to Norwich by the fame road he went
He w ill carry this and other papers, and the Royal American
MAGAZINE, and deliver them to such gent’emen as are
picafed to encourage them, with the utmost regularity . Those
urho choose to employ him, to carry letters,fmail bundles, or to
uo any business for them, may depend upon his care and
N. B. Said Cleveland ha' employed a post to ride every
weak from Norwich to Hartford, serve the cuftwnen
v.th New* -p u "rs. Magazines ami do such otlxr Iwiinds as
he may bi c nphy.d to execute.
Or, Thomas s Bolton Journal.
THURSDAY, April 7, 1774.
LAST Night the Dwelling House of
the Subscriber was broke open, anu from thence
were taken the following articles, viz. one pair of silver
chaffing dilhes; one pair of butter cups; one silver can ;
two large soup Ipoons; one pepper box ; fix forge table
spoons; fix tea ditto and a drainer, marked E. D. maker’s
name D. Henchman, all except the spoons, which have a
hand for a crest a fiiver tea pot ; oue ditto lugar dilh ; a
boat for tea spoons ; one pair of tea tongs j five tea Ipoons
and a cream cup ; two porringers and two I alt-cellars, all
marked E. S. one silver tankard without a lid, maiked
S. D.
I. S. one silver can marked I. E. an old falhioned pep*
per box, marked A. E. fix large table spoons, marked E.
S. one silver falvcr, no mark upon it, the loot rclcrabliiig
the mouth of a tunnel j silver tankard maked A. B. one
silver Porringer without any mark j three table spoons
marked A. B. One old spoon marked I. S. four tea spoons
no Mark ; one pair tea tongs ; maker's name of these not
D. Henchman j 1 Hurd, lome of them, and some B. W.
with other fmail articles.
Whoever will take up the thief or thieves, so as he Or they
may be brought tojuftice, and the plate recovetcd, fholl be
paid the ab jvc reward, and a reafonabie reward tor any part
of the plate, in proportion to its value, per me.
Fairjitld, Comuflicut, 'lhaddeus Burr.
March 15, 17741 < t ,
N. B. If any of the above plate should be difeovered tn
Bolton, please to give notice to John Hancock, Elq; and an
adequate reward Ihall be given.
- - - - - - -
SARAH OLIVER most refpe&fully ac
quaints the Public, that (he continues to keep her
SCHOOL, by the Mill-Bridge, with good Accomodati
ons for BOARDING young LADIES, and teaches to
work Coats of Arms, Embroidery, Tenth and Quetyi Stitch,
Marking, with all Sorts of plain Needle Work j and takes
this Opportunity to return her Thanks to all her Friends
for palt Favours, and aflures tliem she will exert her utmost
Abilities in the Improvement of all yeung Ladies that may
apply to her.
SILK-DYER andSCOUER E R, from Dvrlin,
Living in Royal Exchange-Lane, Boston,
WOULD inform the publick that
he will do any thing in the business as cheap and
as well as can be done in England. He also dyes and prefirs
country doath, dyes blue on Linnen and Cotton that Ihall
hold its colour, for nine (hillings old tenor per pound ; He
alio takes black out of Silks or Crapes renews th< Colour of
Scarlet when stained, cleans Gold and Silver Lrcc., dyes
Men’s Clothes or cleans them without ripping them, and
they Ihall not stain t He deans a Coat for ten Ihillings old
tenor, Jackets and Breeches in proportion ; he dyes and
cleans Engiifh Goods, and makes them up again as before
at the most reafonabie terms j he also dyes blacks of ail
forts as cheap as Hatters, and without rotting of any thing
that he undertake.
Said H 1 cx r y cleans Leather Breeches ?.t the befl and
che.iprft rates. LoJging also may be had at the above
Just PUBLISHED, and to be fold at
GREENLEAF's Printing-Office,
Near Concert-Hall, Boilon j
HE General Practice of the New-
JL England Churches, relating to Baptism, further
vindicated, being aa Answer to the Rev. Chandler Robins.
Subscribers are desired to fend for their books.
Subscribers also, for Dr. Cooper’s Sermon at the Dodfcan
Ledlure, are desired t* fend for their books.
Also, just published, the History of George Barnwell.
N. B. To be fold at said office, blank Writs and Sum
mons, also Complaints, Warrants, Judgments, Commit
ments, dec. for the Ute of Justices, never before published.
fVe/lborougb, March 29, 1774.
RA N away from the Subscriber on
Sunday last, an apprentice lad named JOHN
WRIGHT, about twenty years of age, dark complexi
on, ffiort black hair, about five feet fix inches in height,
thick and well set. Carried of with him two suits of
cloaths the coat and jacket of one suit of a redifh colour,
the other a blue coat and stripped cotton jacket, two pair of
yellow leather breeches, one sheep and the other buck fkin*
two stripped tow shirts and three cotton and linen ditto
one new beaver hat, and other much more, three pair of
shoes, one pair of which were new, five or fix pair of stock
ings ; with one pair of long and another pair of short trow
fers—Said Wright is by trade a Blacksmith.
Whoever will take up foid apprentice and secure him, so
that I may have him again, or bring him to me, shall have
FOUR DOLLARS reward, and ail neceflary charges
N. B. All masters of veltcls and others are hereby cau
tioned againll harbouring concealing, or carrying off said
apprentice, as they would avoid the penalty of the law.
To be SOLD by
At their Shop in Ann-Street,
AF F. W barrels of choice BEEF,
a few fmail calks of Split Pcafe, Groceries,
Paints, Sec.
To be L E T,
And may he entered upon in three weeks,
AS H OP in King-Street, two doors
below the sign of Admirai Vernon, now in the oc
cupation of Meftrs. Jam i s Lams aud Sun. Laj.ireof
William Tbompfon.
FRIDAY, April 1.
By a veflel arrived at Charleftown, South-
Carol ina, from London, we have the
following Intelligence, viz.
LONDON, 'January 17.
The Humble ADDRESS of the right honour
able the Lords Spiritual and Tempor
al , in Parliament ajfemhled : Prcjc tiled to hit
MAJESTY, on Friday January 14 th, 1774.
Most gracious Sovereign,
SE, your Majeity’s most dutiful
and loyal fubjedts, the Lords
spiritual and temporal, in Par
liament aficmbled, return your
Majelly our humble thank;, for
your most gracious speech from
the Throne.
We are truly sensible of your Majclly’s
goodness, in having granted us as long a recess
from business as the public service would admit.
We cannot butcxpicfs our concern, that the
peace 16 long expected and so very delirable, is
not yet concluded between Rufliaand the Porte.
It gives us, however, great fiitisfadtion to hear
of the continuance of the pacifick dispositions
of other foreign powers ; and we humbly beg
leave to return your Majcfty our sincerest thanks
for your Majeily’s most gracious declaration,
that no endeavours ftiall be wano.if on your
part confident with the honour of yo«r crown,
and the interests of your people, towards the
eftablilhment and subsequent prclervation of the
public tranquillity.
Your Majesty may be allured, That we
entertain the jultcft fenfeof your Majesty’s pa
ternal care, in recommending to your Parlia
ment to make use of this fealon of tranquillity
for improving the commerce and revenue of the
kingdom, and in pointing out to us particularly
the necelfity and great national advantage of
putting the gold coin on such a footing, as may
compleatly remove the present grievance, and
secure the credit and commerce of the kingdom
from being again exposed to the like danger :
The wisdom andgoodnefs of your Majesty, on
this occasion, appear on so conspicuous a light
as cannot fail to fill our minds with the deepest
gratitude, and raise in us the ftrougell defireof
employing our utmost efforts for such salutary
Animated with every sentiment of duty to
your Majesty, and zeal for the public welfare,
we will take under our most serious considera
tion the important objedts to which your Ma
jesty has directed our attention.
His MA jESTY's moji gracious ANSWER.
my Lords,
IT HAN K you for this loyal address. Nothing
can give me greater Jat isj action than these as
surances of your duty and affection.
You may always defend upon my hearty con
currence in every measure, that contributes to the
improvement oj comtrlerce, and the true interejt and
prosperity of my people.
The Humble ADDRESS of the House of
Commons to the KING ; presented »o his
Majesty on Saturday, January 15th, 1774.
Most gracious Sovereign ,
WE, your Majesty’s most dutiful and loyal
fubjedts the commons of Great-Britain,
in Parliament aflembled, return your Majesty
our most humble thanks, foryour Majesty’s moll
gracious speech from the Throne.
Permit us, Sir, to allure your Majesty, that
we fincercly regret that the peace so long ex
peCled, and so much desired, is not yet eftedled
between Rufliaand the Porte ; but, at the fame
time, we beg leave to express the fatisfaClion
we feel, in learning that other foreign powers
continue still to have the fame pacilick dis
positions with your Majesty : We acknowledge,
with the utmost gratitude, the assurance which
your Majesty has been pleased to repeat to us,
that you have no other wish than to fee the
general tranquillity restored and preserved,
confidently with the honour of your Crown,
and the interests of your people ; and we con
ftder this gracious declaration of your Majesty
as a frefh inftancc of your Majelty’s paternal
care for the welfare of your fubjedts, and of
your generous concern lor the happiuefs of
Wi are truly sensible that it is our duty, as it
ftiall be cur care, to employ the lei l ure which
the llat&of foreign affairs allow us, in attend
ing to our internal and domeilic lituation : And
wc cannot Lut acknowledge jour Majefty**
[Numb. 166.
great wisdom, in reommending and pointing
out to our lerious consideration the Hate of the
gold coin of this kingdom, as well on account
ot its very extensive importance, as of the pe
culiar advantages which the present time afford.
for conducting and executing with success any
meafurcs touching this great national object :
We saw. with the deeped concern, the difficul
ties and diilrefs in which thd nation was on the
point of being involved, by the very alarming
degree of diminution which this coin hadadtu
ally futfered; before thetvil was checked by the
regulation,made in the lad feflion of Parliament*
and wc beg leave to allure your Majesty, that,
iinpreflcd with a just sense of our duty" to our
country and fellow fubjedts, we will exert o-r
belt endeavours to accomplilh the great work
ot putting the gold coin upon such (Hooting, as
may not only completely remove the present
grievance, but, as far as the nature of the case
will admit, render the credit a- I commerce of
the kingdom secure from being again exposed
to the like danger.
Your faithful > ommons will, wit flit ut
most chearfulnefs, grant to your Majesty such
fuppliesas Ihall be found neceflary in the present
fttuation of affairs : And your Majesty may be
aflurcd, that animated by yoitr recommendation
and excited by your examplc,we will apply our
felvcs with the utmost z.cal and diligence to pro
mote the welfare of our country ; and that we
will not fail todiredt our attention to such part*
of the public service as appear to us molt import
ant ; liaving a perfedt confidence that, what
ever measures we hiay propose, that will serve
either to secure or advance the happinefs' dnd
prosperity of your people, will always ineetvHth
your Majesty’s gracious approbation and con.
His MAJESTY y s most gracious ANSff'ER.
I Til aN K you for this very loyal and dutiful
addrejs. 1 Jet with the highest Jutisfaction
the continuance of your affetiion to me, and of your
zeal of the public Jervice ; You may be afjured,
that tt is the invariable objeii and the constant
care of my life, to promote the happiness , and to
dejervt the confidence, of my people.
January 21. Erclh inftrudtions have been
dispatched toourfcveral American Governors,
containing very detailed and fpecifick diredtion*
for their future conduct. The above inftrudtions,
it is bebeved, unlcfs supported by the full
ltrength of the Britifli legislature, will serve
rather to create frelh troubles than to appeafc
those already exilling.
The letters brought by the New-York mail,
which arrived yesterday, contain very interefl.
ing news respecting the condudt of the Ameri
cans, about the teas lent by the Eafl-India
Wc arc credibly informed that a memorial
is preparing to be sent to the court of Spain,
relative to the rdeafcof all the Britilh fubjedts
1 now confined in any part of the Spanish domin
We are informed from undoubted authority,
that yesterday, at the meeting of the dergy at
the Feathers tavern, it was resolved to apply to
Parliament this feflion for relief in matter of
fubfeription upon the principle of the late peti
tion, viz. the absolute fufliciency of the holy
Scripture* in comradiftindtion to all human
tests, creeds and articles of religious faith and
dodtrine whatsoever. •
A man at Saddleworth was taken ill, an£
to appearance died, as he ccafed to breathe ; but
the apothecary who attended him, perceiving
at intervals that his pull® beat, he was not bu
ried • after lying in this condition feme time,
the Doctor poured milk in his mouth now and
then, in fmail quantities, and after lying thus
fix weeks, he came to himlelf, and is now in as
good health as ever lie was in his life.
January 22. A correfporrdent observes, that
if government does not, with a becoming spirit,
inflaiitly embark a few regiments on a visit to
the rebellious Boilonian'—it will be entitled to
the execration of every Engiilhman, for such
an infamous instance of lervile pufihanimity. j
They write from Paris, .that a body of
50,000 French troops have been ordered to be i
formed immediately ; the objects of tins force I
is kept lecret. I
YeJterday the house of com mens received f- 1
veral accounts from the eo iunilfionen of the I
customs relative io the exportation of grain to j
tncWett-India colonic, the titles of which were j
lead and ordered to !y on the tab’e. .«

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