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The New-Hampshire gazette and historical chronicle. [volume] (Portsmouth, N.H.) 1763-1776, March 11, 1763, Image 3

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will be as.good or better for the faraily’s use when so ground
or fpli§.; "As for the peas reserved for sowing,. the ‘ma?pe
fcaldéd ‘about this pre%:nt season, (or rathcr the r&tter, end
of February when ‘the bugs just begin to eat thro’;) by
pouring_boiling ‘water upon them till they are ail cover’d,
and keeping them 'in it 2 or 3 minutes, wKich will destroy
every bug ; and yet the peas, if well drain’d, and dried again
without moulding, will grow as well as if they had not been
scalded. This experiment has been made repeatedly, and
mary be depended upon : however they who doubt it may
ca ;?, fatisfy themselves. - Py 42 f W
“Now if this thould be made the constant praice of neigh
bourhoods and towns, especially if universally praQtifed when-:
ever these insets have prevailed, I doubt not butin 3 or 4
years' we should be intirely freed from this general Mifchief,
and be able to raise great quantities of the best peas to the
profit of thé¢ Farmer, and the peculiar benefit of the poor
. ' dhoXomr's PuIiLANTHROPOS. °
P. §. 1 have been told that when ‘fome Townsin En--
gland have found these bugs prevailing they have by joint
‘agreement wholly, left off sowing any peas for 3 or 4 years,’
‘and so have got rid of th ain. o b Moo 3
* THR wt o osT eg!;i March 3,°1763. -~ |
Sunday. Morning last the three Lon&z‘on Ships, and the
ather Veflelswhich have been into Martha’s Vineyard, for
some Time past, put out from thence : The next Day a
Storm of Snow came on, whereby some of the Vefltls were
revented from getting into this Port...,.Capt. Bruce it is
Fuppfis’d has put into Cape-Ana.....Capts. Partridge & Farr
aearchved. - Ch N
Capt. Bryce is now coming up into this Harbour.
We hear from Milton that a Sheep having strayed to a
small distance from a Flock, in the g)now-Storm that hap
pened in the Night fol!owin%hc 2d Day of January -last,
took shelter under a Stone-Wall, and was there so covered
with Snow that the was not found until the 31t of said .
Meonth ; when a Boy accidentally passing on the Snow near
where the Sheep lay, broke thro’ the Cruft into the Cavity”
occafion’d by her Breath ; from whence she was taken :
It was several Days before she could use her Limbs, or eat
any thing ; however, thro’ the Care of the Owner, theSheep
is now, to appearance, as strong and adtiveasever, . ..~
_The many repeated Storms of Snow, we have had since
Chriftmafs, Kas filled the Town and Country in such a 2 Man
ner that the Travelling is flill very bad :....It is imagined,
that the Snow is"lipon a Level between 4 and 5 Feet -high,
in the Country.... Several Persons who have come “from:
Rutland, Deerfield, &c. were obliged to travel withßackets,;
(Snow-Shoes) to Shrewsbury, there being no Paths on that
Road, . = . ol :
| AR S M. O 8 H 5
The Boston Post was not come in at the Striking off this
Paper ; neither is he expected this Week----Perhaps- ne
Man now living can remember so many Snows, and so much
severe Weather in the Compass of 10 Weeks as we have
had from Christmas last---The Travelling is intirely ftoped
from hence t 6 Cafco-Bay,and up in thcCountry toPennicook,
Suncook, &c. unless transiently a Person has come to this
Town on Snow Shoes. . |
ICHARD FITSGERRALD hereby informs his Cuf-.
R tomers and others, that he is remov’d from the Shop
where he worked for fifteen years past, to a Shop opposite
Mr. Yohn Penballow’s, where he continues to carry on the
Thaylor’s Business with Dispatch ; and works for the under
mentioned Prices for Cash, which is cheaper than is usual in
‘Town ; and shall endeavourto suit my Customers andothers
in the best Manner, and shall be oblig’d to them for their
Custom. al Price in Qld Tener. -
Thebeft of Cloth halftrimmed, [£.24 o o a Sute.
Plain and Common, a Coat IT 00
A Jacket B Th
Breeches , ‘ 80
N. B. Any other Taylor’s Business in Proportion 1o the above
Prices. Portsmouth, March 8. 1763,
NY Person or Persons that have, or may have White
A Oak Barrel Staves to dispose of, when the River may
be clear of Ice, and bring the fame to the Long-Wharfe in
this Town, by enquiring of Gregory Purcelly they may hear
ofa purchaser, provided the Staves are merchantable ; where
there is to.be SOLD, Indian Corn, Pork, Salt, Weft-India
GQOQODS, and Salt FISH. Merchantable White-Oak
Boards will likewise be wanted. Portfm. March 11. 1763
HE several Colle&ors of thisTaxcs for the Town, are
l hereby Ordered to meet and fettle for their several
Lasts received from the Sele@ Men, on Monday the 14th
Day of March next without Fail,
New sz/ddeébbzdF lour
by the Quantity or Barrel, -and Bar Iron, to be Sold cheag
for Casn ;- Enquire of Ricuakp Wisirp, Efg;
s VT e N "‘.-'VN -Sy 40 "”. et Nl ‘V %';— N
Choice Mould Candles
(at 22 Shillings by the balf Dog. axd 24. by .the single Pound)
“TO BE SOLD opposite the Poft-Office in “this ‘Towi.
s Province or NEw-Hampsuire: 2
HESE are to Notify and watn the ‘Proprietors of the
I Townthip of Bag/lmd, in said Provirice, that they
convene at the Meeting-House in Néwington, on Tuesday
29th Instant at One ofélock P. M.---1. gl'o chufe all need
ful Officers for said Propriety,for this Current Year. 2. To
receive or hear the Report of the Committee chosen to pre
ambulate, renew and new Number the home Lots, or firft
“Divifton in said Townthip. 8. To fee if the Proprietors
‘will pass a Vote to divide the whole of said Township, that
‘ls not already fever’d, or part thereof ; and if so, td chufe a
- Committee to effe&t the fame. 4. ‘T'o fee'what method the
“Proprietors will take with th'ofi%erfons who have gone on
the undivided Lands without leave, and are cutting down
Trees, and making Farms thereon. 5. To fee what En
“couragément the I§_ropri_etors will give to Settlers, whether
part of the Common Lands or not. 6. To chufe a Come=
mittee or Agent to fettle all the lines round said Township,
agreeable to Charter ; said Committee or Agents to a&t in
the behalf of the Proprietors in all causes ‘moved ‘or to be
~moved, for or against said Proprietors. 7. To a& any other
thing relative to. the Interest, or that may. premote the
settlement of said Township as the Proprietors then affembied
dhall think proper. - . = By Order of the Sele&-Men,
Newington, March o. fircsmm Downingy Props Cls
' B O Sugeicy o Pihghvo tax o 2
-oy Lxtractof a’ Letter from the Havannah, Dec.. 13.
" && ¥ Have been so much engaged in Business of various
’ I kinds since my arrival fiere, that I have seen very lit=
0 tle of this Country as yet ; but it is agreed on. all
- hands that we arein poffeflion of the largest and meft valua
ble part of the island.; St, Jago de Cuba, the capital of the
" Spanish part, is a poor -starved place, deflitute of trade or
.commerce, and the diftrick belonging' to it produtes fearcely
the neceflaries of Life. This place was always the rendez
-vous of the Spanith American trade, which'is” now eatirely
ftopti R :
<. “¢ The produce of out patt of the iffand is fine‘whi,te_ and
brown sugars in great plenty, we export upwards of one
hundredthoufand chests yearly, valued at seven pounds fer
ling each. 'We have likewise great quantities of hides, to
~bacco and fnuff, also some cocoa and coffee. ~The Spanish
inhabitants' are curious about nothing, they aré:lazy and
indolent, and if the Island did not produce almost spontane
ously, they would be without the necessaries of life. ‘There
- 1s nothing in the shape of 2 garden, either for pleafiire or
- ufein this large city which contaihs about forty thousand
inhabitants. - ‘Fheir common amusement is fmoaking fegars,
--and lolling in a.calath drawn 'by one sorry mule, with a
huge negro on his back, and another behind ‘the calath, in
this manner theydrive at the rate of abouttwomiles an hour,
and whenever thé Ave-Maria bell rings they all stop and go
to their prayers, negroes, mules am% Spaniards. As to the
Ladies, they are mostly of the hue of the fairer Mulattoes
in Carolina, some a good deal whiter, and many not {0 fair 3
they wear their hair without caps, and dress ‘muc¢h in the:
vquaw fafhion, their garb is commonly a fhift and some
petticoats, no stays, and a loose wraper over their shoulders,
whereby they become round-shouldered, and’ are entirely
without that delicate taper waist which I so wuch admire
in my country-women. - People who can converse with
.them fay, they are very ignorant; and a few of them have
any smartness ; most of them smoke fegars, and spit much
even when they do not smoke; which gives room for several
conjectures. '{‘hey are VGI'K thy in company-and will scarce
allow their hand to be touched. . § ‘
. As to our government here, it is intirely military. The
Ear] commands in chief the trading as well as military de
partment. We have neither lawyers nor law-suits. Amongst
us it is SIC VOLO, sic JuREo.
““ Wehave no funday among the English, as for the
natives they have funday every day, they are continually fay
ing Mass, and carrying theNßa,tdona round the town at night
with two or three lanthorns under her petticoats.
¢We opena threatre to morrow night, which exhibits
once a week, Captain ----------and some others, chiefaQers
and managers.”

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