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7, tit Word Jmbmiam Powßit, £/?;»«//•'■«
“Miea »f the Prtvinte
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Wt the Subscribers, Proprietors of a
’ ’ Tiact of Land, about fifty Miles fquxre, a™ l
bordering upon Plfcauqu* River, in th. County of York,
iate in Uw Province of Maine, which defended to u» from
Fbancii Smiall, late of Truro, in the County of Barni
ubie, in the said Province of the Malßchufetta-B4y, de
cwfed, who purchased the Lune from one Sax »T,
an Indian Sag unore, agrcable to the Law, in such Case
mide and provided 1 Do hereby humbly request that you.
Worihip wouhd older a Meeting of laid Proprifttori,to be
held at the HWe of Mr. Mosks Shattuck, of Fal
mouth, io*the County of Cumberland, Innholder, on t -
eighteenth *ay of Stptinber next, at two of the Clock a
the Afternaxui, to act on the following Articles, v». ! ■•
To choose a Moderator, adly. To chouit a Propriety »
Clerk, idly. To chock a Committee to cnafittfoch Wu
dcntial Assam of said Proprietors u they may commit.
4thly. *4’o vote what money may be thought ncccilaiy tor
defraying the charges which may wife in promoting the in
tereii of laid I Propriety. jcMy. To agrteon some Method
fa, aifcffing w :d coUeding the Monies, the* oral any fu
ture Time so ted by the said Proprietors- othiy. rochooit
an Agent or . Agents, to prosecute any Persons,
or may enter or trefpaft upon tneJasd Lan d. Aad 7thi) •
To agree or* some Method jw calling Meetings in Intuit.
’July 6, 1774- LUS** * MALt
Samub l F*rxM*AN JovSua ItpatDCK
Tbom.as Siminton Jacos Watbbmovsk
Mat* tn Siminton PatATtAW Fibnalb.
To Mr. Samuel freeman,
V , . of Falmouth, in the Coanty of Cum
! L ‘ 5 ’ • hatland, in laid Provinoe, one of the
\A i Proprietors, and Subidioors to the
o * l *
In Pu efuance of the aforegoing Applica
tion and K 1 ecuofc you hereby to g»«
(in Time a *4 Manner as the Law dutds) to the fsid Pro
rietou, -1 at a Meeting of laid Proprietors uto be holden
St the Ttt e and Place, and for the Pur poles meouoned io
tl* aforet Jtttn Petition. .
Given under my Hand and Seal, this 16th Day of July,
inthc F B rteenth Year of His Majesty’s R«gn, Anm,
I emini, 1774- erEMIahPOW ELL, a Justice
of the Fei ice through the Province of the Mas sack u
*E By Vi we of the afore written Warrant to me S reded, I
Jo I cr<» y notify and warn the aforefaid Proprietors to meet
at the J rme and Place, and for the Purpoles cxprelfed in
the af«> egoing Application. Samuxx lartMAU.
O« beard the Schooner Wttco.it, now laying in
die Town Dock,
2x RY E and FLOUR, cheap for Cash.
Apply tn the MASTER on board.
/^HARLESTOWN Stage, No. 3. sets
»ut with four good Hones for Salem, Hum Mr.
Gor d win's, near the Ferny every Morning at « o'Cfock, and
rctunss the lame Day } it putt up at Capt. Webb a in Salem
Any Gentlemen or Ladies who want a ■"«
to call at the Royal-Exchange, in Kmg-ftreet, Bolton ; or
Mr. Goodwin's, in Charieftown, and leave their Names.
Any Gentlemen or Ladies who chuole to go in the
' above Stage, will be gentedv accommodated,
By their humble Servant,
THE English Grammar SCHOOL
lately kept, in Milk-Street, by Mr. WARD, is
THIS DAY opened, by
Who begs Leave, hereby to allure, ait such as Ihall pbafe
to favour him with the important Charge of educating
their children, that he Ihall esert his utmost Endeavours,
by a constant and cirefol Attention to their Intertft, to
merit their Approbation, and dderve then Encouragement.
BehJe* the Gramnwr—Reading, Wntmg, and
Arithmetic, wiM be taught as ufoal i allo the Rudiments
oi Latin to such as chufe to be ioftrudbed therein.
nth, r#4»
RACE Ginger by the Quantity, Jamaica
RUM by the Hogftead, Ie be Sold, by
kLL J 5 GRAY, near tnc Marker.
Allo, a Parcel et SHIN GLES.
** TEN DOLLARS Reward. (
WHEREAS ths Hou£t of John
Bvckman, Innholder, io Langton, was.broke
open, left Tuefcay between the Hours of Eleven
and One ; and about 1 wenty Pounds, Lawfol Money, in
iCanv»s Bag, taken out of his Delk, and carried off, with a
black Shagreen Pocket Book, with a-Brafc Clasp, containing
only a few Papers. Whoever will the Tbeif or
Tnkves, so that he or they may be brought to Justice,
Ihall receive the above Reward. JOHN BUCKMAN.
To he S O L D,
AL A R G E weil-fini&ed Dwelling-
House, Bam, and Out-Houfea, with about fourteen
xrr, ot Land under good improvement, and ail enclosed
v ?h a good Hone wall, fainted in Woburn, near the Meet-
In- boule, ten miles from Charieftown Ferry, and fourteen
mdea fawn SWem. It lies upon »large road, • very convt»
piece for trade. The price will be very tow k-r Cast,
m gned feewity. - Enquire of Jambs FowkX,Efqi Lv
hoMar in laid Wob< n.
Now loading at Salem for London,
JMWT The Ship BoftonPacket, Nathanixs,
Byfibld Lydx, Commander, having
VBMTkL the greatest Fart of her Cargo engaged,
will fail wtfh all Speed. For Freight or
M Pallage apply tn the Master on board at
Long Wharf In Salem, or to Mr.
Dennie at his Store ip King-ftrret, Boston.
N. B. CaA given by said Dennie for Pot and Peail Aih
at said Store in Boston, or on board (aid Ship at Salem.
riOOD old Tallow CANDLES,
M .k LI U.m,
arid BayLtrry-Wax CAN DL E S.
A Ifo, rtf Mid Sfierma-Ceti Oil by the Calk
or smaller Quantities. Tallow andCftton
The btfi of Host fat, hv the Barrel, or
In Fkrtfrttt, near the OU~No>tb Meeting-Houle. _
CORNISH's New-Er gland C< d-F ifh HOOKS, foe.
Fish-Hook Maker from ExßTm In ENOLAND,
A CQJJAINTS his Friendi and the Public, that ha has
removed from his Manufactory at the North-End
of Boston, to the upper port of CxabLBITOWN,
where he continues to nuke all forts of Fish-Hooks, war
ranted of thr belt Quality being mide of the bell Wire
rnly, better Oiap’d to take Fi/h, snd each Hook prov’d be
fore put up, (which is not done in England. (From several
years Experience, they have been found much superior to
any imported, and arc univerially approved ; for which rea
son, he flatters himfelf, that all concerned in the FiAety,
will favour him with their Custom, aa they will thereby
Promote their own private iateroft, and render this Coun
try an eflential Service, by eltablifiring a Manufafhire ne
catkry Co iu ProQerity.—For the better accommodating
th»fe who may purchase his Hooks, they an fold by
Mfolieurs LEE and JONES, near the Swing-Bridge in
Roilon, who will always keep by them a fuflieient Quan
tity to fotrpfy the Amorifen FiAery.-—Said LEE and
Jamaica and
Earbnstos Rum, genuine Kippen's and Rappe bnufF, a Va
riety as Looking dalles, a Quantity of Lynn Shoes, a
few Cases of Slue and white China Cups und Sauctss,
Corts, Gold and Silver Lacis ; a Variety Of Stor.t ,
Olafs, rand Crrem-ecloured Win, Silver and Plnehbec
Wit chana Variety of Silks, Laces and Mullins, Tam
bour Mt Ei* Aprons and Rufies; and B*ger.aal Allot
ment of . Piece Goods.
Also, M »Us of all Sorts to be delivered at MAa «t rwr ad .
A Lav -*fel Money ; for whiih fuffeieac teal Security
will be gn en. Enquire of the Printer.
T~al<EN up on Governor’s I Hand,
A ROWBOAT, 14 Fe« Keel, and fix 1
Feet bro* I, with aa Iron Chain. Whoever has loft the
fame, ri y have it again by applying to the Mnter, and
paying thi Charges.
„--- ■ - — ■
AF E W excellent TURTLE,
just imported from New-Providence,
And fold very eheap
At OT IS’s Store, Merchants-Row, No. 2.
With » nany otbe> articles too tedious to cnumeiate.
By Whulefale and Retail.
- 1 in 1 i/n
To tbifh 'w appointed Coutuellors, of the Province
Ct ntlemen,
AS moil of you are nrw men in Rate affairs,
and are, notwithstanding, men whom
a BmiJ "h adminiftracion have feleded to fill an
import ant department in the government of
this Province, which without ever consulting
the po ople they have presumed to nnu model,
in order, as thay fay, to give it a greater con
formFty to the constitution and government of
Greai-Britain, I hope to be indulged in laying
dowi principles whose notoriety might be fup
pofd co render their repetition difguftful; but
prict iples which, it stems have had hide weight
with* you in the present awful t ran fadion where
in yt >u have had but too great a share for your
prei nt honor or future quiet. And as I can
not presume that each individual of you either
tjdccn, or will take the pains to revolve a
grtl c many books I shall chiefly refer you to
th« learned author of the commentaries on the
La» w* of England * for the fundamentals I
pro pose to ofter for your consideration ; the au
di ritv of whom I presume you will hardly be
dJ poled to dispute.
This celebrated Jurill tells you vol. 1. p. s*.
ft it “ a fait is a colledive body, competed of
a. multitude of individuals united for their
fa fetv and convenience, and intending to ad
1* gecher as one man. if it is therefore to ad
f s one man, it ought to ad by one uniform
f willand this will once determined and de-
• j«4cc BibcaMuob.
dared is ‘ understood by larw.' The form of
the agreement of this multitude of individuals,
wherein their particular wills, are joined toge
ther in order to produce thatooe uniform will
which is underflood to be law, is commonly
called the civil conflitution, ®f the States. ...In
the Island of Great-Britain, there have for ttia
ny ages been ranks of men very different from
each other in point of fortune, education, Etc.
which however fettled down into the general
division of Lords and Commons. The Lords
having commonly a great share of property and
many persons fubjed to their command and
diredion, whether as vassals, tenants, &c. and
also being persons of leifurc and opportunity
to acquaint thcmfclves with the relations, rights
and intereils of men in society ; and further
being but numerous, and capable
of sustaining the expence of attending to the
conventions needful for that purpote, have
chosen tO retain the privilege of declaring their
sense of any measure proposed to regulate the
condud of society, and have from time imme
morial, had such weight in the flute diac their
joint opposition to any such proposed measure
was fumcient to prevent its palling into a law.
tn this body resides the ariflocracv of Great-
BritainJ wherein the superior wisdom, power
and independency of the Hate was for many
ages glonoufly confpicuotis. “ The commons,
fays the fame great lawyer,! confdt of all luch
men of any property in the kingdom, as have
not feats in the Houle of Lords j every one of
which hasti voice in parliament, either person
ally, or by his representatives.” For juiily,
observes he, ‘ In a tree flare, every man, who
is fuppoled a free agent, ought to be, in lomc
measure his own governor ; and ibcrofore a
branch at lead of die legislative power fliould
reside in the whole body of the people.’ And
here is iM democracy or legal power of the
people of Great-Britain. ; ,
The happy Agrarian conflitution of New-
England, naving prevehted any such diilindion
as Lords and Commons, die cultivators being
in general the Lord*- cif the foil, the whole
powSr of the Hate; befrdcs what is flipulated
to reside in the Governor, rhufl reside in the
freemen of thb province. .
This, gentlemen, you will find fully war
ranted by our charter, which entitles the gran
tees to all the liberties and immunities el free
and natural fubjeds of the crown of Great-
Britain to Mil intents, conftruftions and pur
poses whatsoever. If you fay the late ad «f [
parliament has annulled this clauie of the
charter, I acknowledge Lord North intended
it fhouki { but if every individual hecman
ought to be fb much his own governor, as that
the smallest regulations of his conduit shall not
pass into a taw without his content, forcly a
law th*t overthrows the whole civil conflitu
tion of his country cannot on this principle be
supposed to paL into a law capable of binding
him. The molt ignorant among yon mufl
know that this is an absurdity of so glaring a
nature, and fa fatal in its conferences, that a
fubtnifion to it at once gives up all that weight
which the wisdom, the valour, the property,
the probity of the fubjdt in poffeEion of his
conftitucional negative power has to feeure him
again# any innovation imposed on him by the
crown. And what fays the great author, be
fore quoted, of the (late of a people where the
equipoise of their legislative power, or sove
reignty is loft I ” If the supreme power were
lodged in any one of the three branches fepa
ratdy, we mufl then be exposed to all the in
conveniences of absolute monarchy, ariflocra*
cy, or democracy ; and so want two of the
three principal ingredients of good polity,
either virtue, wisdom or power. If st were
lodged in any two branches j for instance in
the King and House of Lords, our laws might
be providently made, and well executed, but
might not always have the good of the people
in view.”! Now » gentlemen, please but to
follow our author to the bottom of the page
quoted, and he tells you, *• for if ever it fliould
happen that the independence of any one ts
the three fhotild be loft, or that ic fhonld be
come fubtervient to the views of the ether two,
there would soon be an end of our ctrnftiwoon.
The legislature would be changed from that
which was originally fee tip by the general
consent and fundamental ad cf society I
I s S «, A. ‘ I* P-
And such a change however effeded, is accord
ing to Mr. Locke (hf might have added Vatell
and many others) at once an entire d Ablution
of the bands of government;, and rhe people
arc thereby reduced to a state of ar..uuiy, wuh
liberty to conflitute to themselves a new legis
lative power. Can you pretend that even a
ihadow of independence perkin’ »o an aristo
cracy creablc dud at metr p’
sure ? If abecing the dissolution of the Bandi
of goverrment in the subversion of the civil
conflitution of your country be an evidence of
piety, you have certainly a solid claim to die
character. Ifhardly one m ten of you can bead
a dekent, fium persons above the rank of ihop
keepers and mechanics, where is the lordly,
the noble blood which (hould diflinguilh you
from the common mass cf the common people ?
If you cau expose yourfelvcs to Jie resentment
of millions, as the authors of their ruin and
misery, and the intailmcnt of slavery on thek
innocent and numbcrlefs poflerity, bardy for
the title honourable, even admitting the ad
dition of a trifling salary, your claim to any
confuferable portion of wisdom, will be dil
tuted b> some persons, if not the bulk of man
md., Your valour may indeed be put to trial,
but remember it will not be on the fide the va
lour of those nobles was exerted, who forced
from a worthless tyrant the acknowledgment
of the unalienable rights of Engliihmen. Your
property, and I may add your personal secu
rity, will soon fland ori a firm foundation, when
like Agrippache favourite General of Augustus,
you have eftabli/hed a power which determines
all queltions of property; and even life itfelf,
by a sic vox.o I Were none but you and your
families ccr.icerrted io the event, 1 would pity
the latter, but wiji little regret behold luch
abettojs ot defpotilm, wringing out the dregs
ot the cup they had traiteroufly combined to
mingle fur ihcir betters. Read but the hiflory
ot that uafortuhate man and tremble at the
fate of, not only him, but thousands and tens
of thouikuds, whom avarice and lunbitiori have
plunged them in merited and exemplary ruin;
always remembering that bofu patrier eH ftlo
Ccunty of Su/fcH, July mb, 1774..
of a Letter from one of tbtfirfl and heft of
Mtn in a difart Colony to bn Friend at Bojion.
“ You and your worthy fellow-fuffcren
receive aglimpfe of joy amidst your dis
tresses to know, with what sympathy the in
habitants of this province confider your case.
What Mever happend before, has happened
now. The country people have so exaft a
knowledge of faits and of the consequences at
tending a surrender of the points now in ques
tion, that they are; if poiliblc, moic zealous
than the who lay in the direst line of
information. Doubt not, that every thing
bears a most favourable afpeft.
“ May God Almighty bless you, and my
beloved brethren in Boston and Maflachufctts-
Bay. My heart is foil. The time will come,
I hope, when I may congratulate them on a
more stable fecurrty of their liberty, than they
ever yet have enjoyed.
“ Our country people appecr to me to be
very firm. They look to the last extremity
with spirit. It is right they fliould—if they
Will submit their resentment to the guidance of
• *
The assembly of Pennsylvania have chosen
the Hon. Joseph Galloway, Speaker, Samuel
Rhoades.ThomasMufflin, Charles Humphreys,
John Morton, George Rofi, and Edward Biddle,
Efqrs; to attend the general congrels at Phi
ladelphia the firft of September next.
We hear from New-Stratford, in Connecti
cut, that on Wednesday the 27th of July as
11 persons were crofting the river there, in a
canoe, it ovtrfei, and the four following per
sons were unfortunately drowned, viz. Anna
and Mary Wilcox, the former 20, the other
kg years old; Mary Blackleach, aged 18, and
a lad about 9 years old, named Mills; the
others were all fared, by the afliflance of a
young man, who providentially happened to
be near them on the bank of the river. The
bodies of the usfort jnate dlbwncd persons we r e
taken up the next day, and decently interred.
— They all belonged to the parilh of Ripton,
and were out after whurtle-berries.

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